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First 5k Run/Walk for UCPS teachers huge success
More than 700 runners, walkers, volunteers, and spectators gathered in historic downtown Monroe recently to show their support for Union County teachers. The June 1, 2013, “Running for the U” 5K Run/Walk raised more than $17,000, all of which will go into the classrooms of Union County Public School teachers via mini-grants administered by the Union County Education Foundation. These mini-grants will help teachers purchase items for use in their classrooms.
6th Graders Enjoy Squid Day
Friday, May 17 2013 was the annual squid day for the sixth graders at Piedmont Middle School. Students cut and probed around in the bodies of squid as they culminated their ecology unit. Mr. Starnes, Mrs. Watson, and Mrs. Webb discussed how this consumer is important to the aquatic ecosystem in which they live and then modeled the dissecting process. Danielle Tucker stated, “It smelled gross, but it was really cool!” Did you know squid have three hearts? Alex mentioned, “The beak was really nasty when we had to cut it out.” Did you know squid had beaks like birds? Anna Medlin stated, “It was really cool and since I got to take some pieces it was fun to play pranks on my family.” Students were told how they can preserve this experience using rubbing alcohol because yes, they were allowed to take home portions of their squid.Full Story