Parents, Are You Monitoring Your Student’s Internet Activity? 
Parents, do you know how much time your student spends on the internet outside of school and who they are talking to online?

The Third Talk and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation have partnered with NCDPI's NC Center for Safer Schools to create the video below for middle and high school students to raise their awareness of potentially dangerous situations online, their role in protecting themselves and their friends online and the importance of reaching out to trusted adults for assistance and guidance.

To help raise awareness of this important issue, we encourage parents to watch the Internet Safety for Children video below and share it with their middle and high school students.
UCPS AP Capstone Award Recognitions
We're excited to share that 22 UCPS high school students have earned an AP (Advanced Placement) Capstone Diploma™ and earned the AP Seminar and Research Certificate™ during the 2020-21 school year. The AP Capstone Diploma program helps students to develop critical thinking, research, collaboration, and presentation skills that are critical to academic success.

To receive the AP Capstone Diploma, students must earn scores of three or higher in AP Seminar, AP Research, and on four additional AP Exams. To receive the AP Seminar and Research Certificate, students must earn scores of three or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research. Students are increasingly participating in the AP Capstone program. Over 2,000 schools participated in the AP Capstone program worldwide during the 2020-21 school year, when approximately 11,900 students earned the AP Capstone Diploma and 7,700 earned the AP Seminar and Research Certificate.

  • Twelve UCPS students were awarded the AP Capstone Diploma by earning scores of three or higher in AP Seminar, AP Research, and on four additional AP Exams.
  • Ten UCPS students were awarded the AP Seminar and Research Certificate by earning scores of three or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research.

The following UCPS students have received these recognitions:
Monroe High:

AP Seminar and Research Certificate
Shanise Anthony
Porter Ridge High:

AP Capstone Diploma
Angelina Antonuccio
Gabriella Boley
Olivia Brady
Kamille Coleman
Samantha Jones
Olivia Jordan
Madeline Kesner
Savannah Mcintosh
Anna Minakakis
William Rose III
Dalton Yandle
AP Seminar and Research Certificate
Ziyanah-Grac Alexander
William Joye
Alaina McCollum
Kim Nguyen
Cynthia Tran
Garrett Turizo
Sun Valley High:

AP Capstone Diploma
Zoe Dumaine
AP Seminar and Research Certificate
Kendall Bradley
Sean Carey
Layah Clinton
Class of 2022 Graduation Schedule
Mark your calendars! Union County Public Schools will hold graduations in May and June. Click here to access the 2022 schedule. 

In addition, all traditional high school graduations will be live-streamed on the school’s YouTube page for public viewing.
UCPS Holiday Card Contest is Back!
Calling all artists! Does your student enjoy drawing and creating art? Encourage your son or daughter to participate in the UCPS Holiday Card Contest.

Any student who is currently enrolled in UCPS is eligible to participate. One entry per student.

The winning artwork will be featured as the cover of the 2021 UCPS Holiday Card. The student’s name, grade, and school will be noted on the card. The top 10 finalists will be invited to a special celebration and the winner will receive a personalized gift and recognition on the UCPS website and social media pages.

In addition, the winning card will be available for purchase via an online portal. Proceeds will benefit the art department at the winning student’s school.

Artwork Theme: Happy Holidays/Season’s Greetings:
Submissions should reflect holiday spirited or winter themes.
Artwork may not reference or contain images related to specific religious holidays. DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS The final card size should be 8.5 inches wide x 6 inches tall. Please create all artwork to fit these proportions.

Deadline for Entries
All entries must be received by 5 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 1.

Click here, for more details and submissions.
In Case You Missed It:
Unionville Elementary EC Teacher Honored for her Work in the Classroom
Unionville Elementary Exceptional Children’s (EC) resource teacher Addie Philemon's positive outlook on life uplifts those around her, and beyond. She goes the extra mile to reach out to assist and mentor new teachers and so much more.

In honor of her work, on Oct. 13 she was presented the 2021-2022 UCPS EC Educator of Excellence award. The annual recognition is a chance to honor and thank UCPS EC staff and teachers. 

Click here to learn more.
Pinning Ceremony Recognizes Monroe High Students who are Considering a Future in Healthcare
Pride, excitement, and many smiling faces filled Monroe High’s media center during the Health Sciences Academy pinning ceremony on Oct. 12. During the event, 27 Monroe High sophomores and juniors were pinned as a show of commitment to the Health Sciences Academy at the school. 

Union County Public Schools (UCPS) Superintendent Dr. Andrew Houlihan, senior leaders, Board of Education members, and Atrium Heath personnel attended the ceremony.

Click here to learn more.
Mark Your Calendar
  • Oct. 25 - Traditional - Required Teacher Workday (No School for Students)
  • Nov. 2 - Early College - Required Teacher Workday (No School for Students)
  • Nov. 4 - Board of Education Meeting