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Reading above all

Reading above all

INDIAN TRAIL – While some kids were splashing in the pool this summer, Sun Valley Elementary School students were getting a head start by jumping into their books. Sun Valley… Read more »

Area children to receive new threads for Halloween

Area children to receive new threads for Halloween

WAXHAW – Rain and lightning washed away the opportunity for parents to exchange children’s costumes on Sept. 13, but parents will still have the chance to receive a refreshed costume… Read more »

Education Notes: Sept. 11 to 17

Education Notes: Sept. 11 to 17

Student becomes first recipient of John H. Crowder Service Award Jesse “J.B.” Helms, a 17-year-old senior at Forest Hills High School, recently became the first recipient of the John H…. Read more »

Living the dream: CATA grad embarks on international tour of Broadway show

Living the dream: CATA grad embarks on international tour of Broadway show

MONROE–Tyler McKenzie always wanted to be part of a Broadway show, but the Central Academy of Technology and Arts graduate had no idea his dream would come true just weeks… Read more »

Kensington Elementary principal starts school year with global perspective

Kensington Elementary principal starts school year with global perspective

WAXHAW – Kensington Elementary School Principal Rachel Clarke returned from a trip to Brazil with a wealth of knowledge and a new global view for this school year. Clarke traveled… Read more »

Swinging for success

Swinging for success

Two Union County teachers will soon join other local tennis players for a shot at winning the United States Tennis Association’s 2014 40 & Over National Championship. Cuthbertson Middle School… Read more »

Embarking on a new adventure: Former Marvin Ridge High principal takes over Union County Early College

Embarking on a new adventure: Former Marvin Ridge High principal takes over Union County Early College

MONROE –Tim Conner’s passion for teaching was originally ignited by a lifeguarding job. “I enjoyed teaching swimming and working with the kids,” Conner said. The Nebraska native’s love for education… Read more »

10 tips for the new school year

10 tips for the new school year

School bells will ring on Monday, Aug. 25 across Union County, signifying the start of the 2014-15 traditional school year. As students anticipate the first day of school and enjoy… Read more »

A voice of advocacy

A voice of advocacy

MONROE – Dr. Kim Vague always had a desire to speak up for families and individuals whose voices were often unheard. That passion fueled careers working for both the North… Read more »

Moving up: Former middle school principal takes over Porter Ridge High

Moving up: Former middle school principal takes over Porter Ridge High

INDIAN TRAIL – Dr. Bashawn Harris began his career in education teaching eight students in a special education class in Mecklenburg County.  Harris’s desire to help more students brought him… Read more »