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Giving up to give back

Giving up to give back

INDIAN TRAIL – For students at Sun Valley Middle School, saving lives is as easy as drinking water. The school’s 1,400 students recently gave up every beverage except tap or… Read more »

Two green thumbs up!

Two green thumbs up!

WAXHAW – Third-graders at Waxhaw Elementary are exercising their green thumbs at an early age, thanks to the newly established Waxhaw Elementary Garden Club. The club recently held its first… Read more »

November novel-writing at Marvin Ridge Middle

November novel-writing at Marvin Ridge Middle

WAXHAW – Every sixth-grader at Marvin Ridge Middle School could soon be the author of a published novel. Thanks to a grant from the North Carolina School Library Media Association,… Read more »

Having fun while staying fit

Having fun while staying fit

UCPS physical education programs incorporate dynamic exercise technology   Fitness doesn’t have to be a chore for kids in Union County Public Schools. Thanks to a revamped physical education program… Read more »

An artistic enlightenment

An artistic enlightenment

Students at Stallings Elementary learn traditional Indian art STALLINGS – Fifth-graders at Stallings Elementary recently got a taste of Indian art through a special Kolam workshop. First grade teacher Suresh… Read more »

HealthSource supports teachers with ‘Community Heroes Day’

HealthSource supports teachers with ‘Community Heroes Day’

Matthews-based HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Wellness offers free massage therapy for teachers throughout the school year as a way to relax and de-stress in the hopes of boosting morale. The… Read more »

The ‘bosses’ face off on the volleyball court

The ‘bosses’ face off on the volleyball court

Administrators from the Piedmont and Porter Ridge cluster schools went head-to-head Wednesday evening in a “friendraiser” that raised $1,704 for the Union County Educational Foundation. Dubbed “Battle of the Bosses… Read more »

Hailing from ‘across the pond’

Hailing from ‘across the pond’

INDIAN TRAIL – Ever since she was a child playing “teacher,” Melissa Creamer knew she wanted to work in the classroom. But the Manchester, England, native had no idea her… Read more »

Wesley Chapel Elementary hosts “Jeans & Jackets” drive

Wesley Chapel Elementary hosts “Jeans & Jackets” drive

WESLEY CHAPEL – Students at Wesley Chapel Elementary School are reaching out to those in need in Union County through a school-wide “Jeans & Jackets” drive. From Monday, Sept. 24,… Read more »

Let’s get ready to rock ‘n’ roll

Let’s get ready to rock ‘n’ roll

MONROE – The parking lot of the South Piedmont Community College’s Old Charlotte Highway campus will soon be ringing with the sounds of heavy drums, booming bass and crunching electric… Read more »

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