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Schools’ lesson plan: bishop to queen four

Schools’ lesson plan: bishop to queen four

Three years of work leads to major tournament by Josh Whitener WESLEY CHAPEL – Rock Rest Elementary custodian Ian Haigler has always enjoyed chess. It makes sense to him. But… Read more »

Marvin Ridge freshman riding high in the saddle

Marvin Ridge freshman riding high in the saddle

by Mike Parks WAXHAW – Ashley Smith is used to jumping barriers. Now she’s helping tear down others for her classmates. The Marvin Ridge High School freshman was recently awarded… Read more »

Ramos brings passion, discipline to Sun Valley

Ramos brings passion, discipline to Sun Valley

Transforms students into ‘first-class learners’ by Josh Whitener INDIAN TRAIL – Sun Valley Elementary teacher Richard Ramos almost gave up on Union County. That was four years ago, when the… Read more »

Education Notes for March 30

Education Notes for March 30

Cuthbertson’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ up for Blumey WAXHAW – Cuthbertson High School’s performance of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” will compete in the inaugural Blumenthal Performing Arts High School… Read more »

Going global for literature

Going global for literature

Stallings Elementary hosts evening promoting reading, global learning by Josh Whitener STALLINGS – A group of students at Stallings Elementary celebrated a love for literacy and a respect for international… Read more »

‘Jungle Book’ a first for Porter Ridge kids

‘Jungle Book’ a first for Porter Ridge kids

by Josh Whitener INDIAN TRAIL – After 55 hours of rehearsal time over the course of five months, a group of 50 fourth- and fifth-graders from Porter Ridge Elementary School… Read more »

Coming from Colombia

Coming from Colombia

International educator Hernan Niño enjoys fourth year teaching math at Monroe Middle by Josh Whitener MONROE – Hernan Niño may be living in a different hemisphere now, but the Colombian… Read more »

First-grader wins national award, reads to class

First-grader wins national award, reads to class

STALLINGS – Benjamin Wheeler got to spend a little time as teacher recently when he read his award-winning essay on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to his classmates at Stallings… Read more »

Adult spelling bee to help Literacy Council

Adult spelling bee to help Literacy Council

MONROE – The Literacy Council of Union County is getting ready for its 14th annual Adult Spelling Bee. The event, scheduled for April 26, raises funds to help adults in… Read more »

Local girl honored with Optimism award

Local girl honored with Optimism award

MONROE – Brielle Mulroy, a Union Academy kindergarten student, was recognized recently for her optimism at a school awards ceremony. Brielle was a medal recipient at the January Special Olympics… Read more »

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