2021 Teacher of the Year and Beginning Teacher of the Year
Union County Public Schools (UCPS) is pleased to announce the 2021 Teacher of the Year and Beginning Teacher of the Year recipients. Hannah Park has been selected as the Teacher of the Year and Dylan Chavis is the Beginning Teacher of the Year.

On April 29, during a virtual celebration, UCPS Superintendent Dr. Andrew Houlihan, principals, senior leaders, and Board of Education members recognized the finalists. To view the web story, click here.
We salute UCPS employees during Staff Appreciation Week
May 3-7 is Staff Appreciation Week, and we are excited to recognize and celebrate our Team UCPS staff throughout the entire month! A digital wall has been created on the UCPS website as an opportunity to show staff how much their hard work is appreciated.

We encourage parents and community members to post a note of appreciation on the shout-out board.
Superintendent presents proposed 2021-2022 budget
At the May 4 Board of Education meeting, UCPS Superintendent Andrew Houlihan presented his proposed 2021-2022 budget.

Click here to learn more about the proposal.
Celebrating 2021 UCPS graduates with #UShine
#UShine is back! Don't miss out on this special opportunity to celebrate your 2021 graduate with a "How it Started vs. How it's Going" shoutout.

We are encouraging parents, siblings, and grandparents, to submit a baby picture and a current photo of your graduate and their post-secondary plans (i.e. name of college/university, military branch or plans to enter the workforce). Click here for more information on submission guidelines.
May John H. Crowder Award 
The Board of Education continues to honor students who are making a difference in their school and community with the John H. Crowder Service Award. At the May 4 meeting, the Board recognized a Forest Hills High School senior, who has an extraordinary willingness to serve her community through emergency medical services. 

Trinity LeGrand strongly believes in community service and giving back to the people and organizations who have helped shape her into the person she is becoming.

To read more about Trinity's accomplishments, click here.
Microsoft Teams recognizes UCPS for elevating learning through technology
The COVID-19 pandemic brought many challenges to schools all across the country. As school buildings closed, districts had to abruptly pivot and adapt to remote learning in all grade levels.

Microsoft Teams recognized the work that UCPS did to keep the learning going, and highlighted best practices through a customer story.

Click here to view the video and review the case study.
UCPS students join local NAACP youth chapter
Last month, several Union County Public Schools (UCPS) students were inducted as council officers into the Union County NAACP Youth Council during an installation ceremony.

The council is made up of students from each cluster and the roles include officers, cluster chairpersons and members. The council will focus on equity, health and wellness, education, juvenile justice, financial literacy and voting rights.  

Click here to read more about the council.
In case you missed it
Dual Language Immersion program uses technology to sharpen skills
Union County Public Schools (UCPS) Dual Language Immersion program provides students with the very unique and special opportunity, to be immersed in the Mandarin (Chinese) or Spanish language and culture. 

For the very first time this week, students (K-5th grade) in the Mandarin Immersion program at Marvin and Kensington Elementary Schools participated in a virtual exchange with students from Stough Magnet Elementary School in Wake County, who also are also learning the language.

Click here to learn more about the program.
Three UCPS seniors are selected for prestigious scholarship
The Morehead-Cain Foundation - home of the first merit scholarship program in the United States, founded at the first public university in the country—is proud to announce its class of 2025.

Check out our three UCPS seniors who have received this prestigious honor; Layah Clinton - Sun Valley High School, Kabir Dewan - Weddington High School, and Hudson Shank - Piedmont High School! To learn more about the scholarship, click here.
Mark Your Calendar
  • May 7 – Last day for UCPS Book Drive
  • May 28 – Last day of school
  • May 31 – Memorial Day Holiday (all schools and offices are closed)