It's National Volunteer Month!
In celebration of National Volunteer Month, UCPS thanks the more than 9,500 active volunteers who support the district's 53 schools.

Every year, these community members, parents and businesses lend their time, talents and resources to schools in a number of ways, including serving as Career Day speakers, reading buddies, classroom assistants, mentors and more.

If you haven't already, consider joining #TeamUCPS as a volunteer. With opportunities ranging from mentoring to office assistants, there are a number of ways you can make a difference in our schools.

Click the link below to learn more about volunteer opportunities and to start your application now.
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UCPS Superintendent presents 2019-2020 budget proposal
At the April 2 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Dr. Andrew G. Houlihan presented his proposed budget for 2019-2020.

The three focus areas are Investing in Students, Investing in Employees and Investing in Our Future.
Help keep the UCPS Mobile Book Bus stocked with books all summer long
Summer is around the corner, which means our UCPS Mobile Book Bus will be hitting the road soon!

To help make sure the bus is fully stocked throughout the summer, the Union County Association of Educational Office Professionals is hosting a book drive through April 19.
High school graduations are around the corner
In case you missed it, check out the 2019 UCPS High School Graduation Schedule on the UCPS website.

Best of luck to our high school seniors as they finish the school year!
UCPS Parent Survey
The UCPS Parent Survey will take place April 15 - 19. Beginning April 15, you can access the survey through the Announcements section on your school's website or by visiting the UCPS website.

Your participation in this anonymous survey is important to us, and the feedback you provide will be used to improve teaching and learning and the overall UCPS experience for families.
In Case You Missed It
UCPS math tutors have lasting impact on Monroe High freshman
Launched in 2017, the UCPS intensive math tutoring program was originally offered to fourth and seventh graders at four elementary and two middle high-priority schools.

With a proven track record of increasing students’ math proficiency, the successful program was expanded this school year to include ninth graders at Forest Hills and Monroe high schools.

When Monroe High student Jade Robinson found out a math tutor would be available to assist students in her math class, she admits she wasn't fully on board with the idea. The high school freshman never liked math and wasn't sure if that would ever change. 

Now, eight months later, Jade is thriving in her math class courtesy of the additional layer of support provided by math tutors. She has also developed a close bond with her tutors, who have taught her how to push and persevere through her frustration.

"I appreciate everything they have done for me. They have made a huge impact on me, more than they will ever know,” she said. “I used to always say that I’m never going to be able to do math but now I know that’s not true. This is not just about my grades – it’s about my attitude and my future.”
Mark Your Calendar
Intersession: Year-Round Schools
April 15 - April 26

UCPS Parent Survey
April 15 - 19

Holiday: All schools and offices closed
Friday, April 19

Spring Break
Monday, April 22 - Friday, April 26

Report Cards: Traditional Schools
Thursday, May 2