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Two UCPS bus drivers reflect on years behind the wheel photo

Two UCPS bus drivers reflect on years behind the wheel

 Every day, 315 Union County Public Schools yellow buses travel more than 30,000 miles, carrying approximately 24,000 children to school and then safely home again in the afternoon. In honor of a national movement that declares February “Love the Bus Month,” UCPS would like to recognize and honor its 383 full-time and substitute bus drivers and its 102 safety assistants. The following spotlights two bus drivers (Doris Russell and John Paul Hinson) who exemplify the dedication that makes these caring individuals so appreciated by the school system, parents and the thousands of students who ride their buses daily. 

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Third Grade Students Research Home-Town Heroes photo

Third Grade Students Research Home-Town Heroes

How can elementary school students learn about people in Union County who have interacted with world events? Third grade teachers Nicholas Hayden, Sharon Patrick, Wendy Reed and Lydia Saunders worked with media specialist Susan Shikany to research the young men from our county who lost their lives during World War II.  Each student studied a soldier or sailor who was remembered in the Gold Star Mothers' Scrapbook, available on the Union County Public Library History page (history.union.lib.nc.us/GoldStarMothers/goldstar.htm).

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