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Sandy Ridge kindergarten teacher earns UCPS Teacher of the Year title

Sandy Ridge kindergarten teacher earns UCPS Teacher of the Year title

Lisa Austen, a kindergarten teacher at Sandy Ridge Elementary School, knew she wanted to be a teacher and help children learn since she was in first grade. Fast forward a… Read more »

SPCC-UCPS partnership aims to alleviate dropout rate

SPCC-UCPS partnership aims to alleviate dropout rate

A long partnership between South Piedmont Community College (SPCC) and Union County Public Schools (UCPS) may spell out a solution to decrease the county’s dropout rate. SPCC and UCPS are… Read more »

Education Notes: April 30 to May 6

Education Notes: April 30 to May 6

Area students earn independence awards The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), has named its “DAR Good Citizens” for the 2014-15 school year… Read more »

Robotics competition paves way for future skill, careers

Robotics competition paves way for future skill, careers

Two and a half minutes of fast thinking, quick movements and stacking boxes were the challenge for area high school students on Saturday, April 18, during the inaugural Robotics Challenge… Read more »

Sandy Ridge celebrates 45th Earth Day with planet-friendly activities

Sandy Ridge celebrates 45th Earth Day with planet-friendly activities

WAXHAW – On April 2, before Sandy Ridge Elementary School students enjoyed their spring break in the sun, they celebrated the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, which landed on April… Read more »

Ed Notes: April 23 – 29

Ed Notes: April 23 – 29

Hemby Bridge students explore science of sports INDIAN TRAIL – Fifth-grade students at Hemby Bridge Elementary School explored the science behind racing and hockey last month, thanks to area sports… Read more »

Superintendent proposes budget

Superintendent proposes budget

Union County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Mary Ellis and Chief Finance Officer Dan Karpinski outlined the 2015-16 superintendent’s proposed budget during the Union County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday,… Read more »

Cuthbertson ‘saves’ domestic violence victims through school-wide chapter

Cuthbertson ‘saves’ domestic violence victims through school-wide chapter

WAXHAW – Students in Cuthbertson High School’s Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) chapter took a stand against domestic violence in Union County in 2014 and have earned the nonprofit’s coveted… Read more »

Education Notes: April 16 – 22

Education Notes: April 16 – 22

Sun Valley Middle honored at NCTC INDIAN TRAIL – Sun Valley Middle School took home multiple honors at the North Carolina Theatre Competition (NCTC) Middle School Festival on March 21… Read more »

Marvin Ridge wants to ‘talk it out’ about underage drinking

Marvin Ridge wants to ‘talk it out’ about underage drinking

Eighty-seven percent of North Carolina middle and high school students believe underage drinking is a problem, according to a recent survey conducted by the North Carolina Alcohol Beverage Control (NC… Read more »