School Choice 2020
UCPS recently announced its schools of choice for the 2020-2021 school year.

School Choice opens for all grade levels on February 7, 2020 and closes on March 31, 2020. Through this option, families may apply for admission through lottery to any elementary, middle or high school within the district whose student population is less than 90 percent of the capacity as determined by the district.
For more information, please visit the UCPS School Choice webpage.
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Kindergarten Registration begins Feb. 3
Getting ready to register your student for kindergarten?

Join UCPS on Facebook Live at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21 to learn more about what kindergarten has to offer, the After School Program, how to enroll your student, etc.
Weddington High senior named Youth of the Year
Weddington High senior Carly Rauch was recently named Youth of the Year for Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte.

Carly is the first UCPS student to receive this award.
Wingate University Wellness Van to visit East Elementary
The Wingate University Wellness Van will visit East Elementary from 6 - 8 p.m. on Jan. 30.

Stop by to learn more about recognizing signs of depression and anxiety, ways to improve mental health, creative coping skills, and available mental health services and community support systems.
ACT and SAT Blitz Sessions
Looking for assistance with preparing your student for college entrance exams?

Click the links below to register your student for the upcoming ACT and SAT Blitz sessions, provided in partnership with Huntington Learning Center-Weddington.

The ACT Blitz session will be held 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 22 at Parkwood High. The SAT Blitz session will be held 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 14 at Cuthbertson High.

Also, to learn more about college readiness resources provided by UCPS, visit the UCPS College Readiness and Innovation webpage.
In Case You Missed It
UCPS Influencers
Drumroll, please...Health Sciences Academy at Monroe Middle teacher Ashley Rossman and Forest Hills High Instructional Assistant Marcus Clyburn are the UCPS Influencers for January 2020!

Last month, we launched the UCPS Influencers employee recognition program to celebrate the passion and dedication of our employees who go above and beyond to positively impact the lives of others.

Nominations poured in from parents, students, employees and community members -- all of whom wanted to shine a spotlight on the outstanding work of our staff members.

A cross-departmental panel reviewed the nominations and selected Ashley Rossman and Marcus Clyburn to be featured on the UCPS Influencers website, UCPS social media pages and recognized by the Board of Education at their Jan. 9 meeting!

Keep scrolling to read excerpts from the nominations and click the links below to read the full nomination.

Two new UCPS Influencers will be selected each month, so don't forget to visit ucpsinfluencers.com to nominate a UCPS employee today!
Ashley Rossman
"When my son experienced academic difficulties and began to lose confidence, Mrs. Rossman stepped in and offered to tutor him in math.

When she began to work with my son, her dedication and influence exceeded the limits. She raised my son’s academic abilities like no one had ever done."
Marcus Clyburn
"Mr. Clyburn is one of my teachers. He is hard on me at times but I know that’s because he cares. Mr. Clyburn wants me to do well not only in school but also in life.

He is a positive role model in my life and I want to thank him for all he has done for me. I know that no matter what, he will be there to help me through anything."
Mark Your Calendar
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: All UCPS schools and offices closed
Monday, Jan. 20

Teacher Workday: Traditional Schools
Tuesday, Jan. 21

UCPS Facebook Live: Kindergarten Registration
6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21

Wingate University Wellness Van at East Elementary
6 - 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30
515 Elizabeth Avenue, Monroe

Kindergarten Registration Begins
Monday, Feb. 3

School Choice Application Period
Friday, Feb. 7 - Tuesday, March 31