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Piedmont High students join the fight against cancer

Piedmont High students join the fight against cancer

MONROE – Piedmont High School students are going bald for a day to stand up to cancer. On Friday, Nov. 2, hundreds of students throughout the school will cover up… Read more »

Cuthbertson, Sun Valley promote safe driving through Allstate grant

Cuthbertson, Sun Valley promote safe driving through Allstate grant

Two Union County schools are teaming up with the Allstate Foundation and Students Against Violence Everywhere, Inc. (SAVE) to promote safe driving among students. Sun Valley High School in Indian… Read more »

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 »