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Union Elementary STEM and Demonstration School has been awarded the Governor’s Seal of Approval by the Volunteer Tennessee Board of Commissioners for their commitment to service! This is the second year in a row Union Elementary has been presented with the prestigious honor. The Volunteer Tennessee Board of Commissioners said they were impressed with the continued outstanding work UES is doing in the area of service, service learning and volunteerism. In February, Union Elementary was recognized at the annual Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism and Service-Learning. SEALofApproval2

Here are some of the ways students have been helping others:

In August, they raised more than $1,600 for a current student courageously and victoriously battling cystic fibrosis. 

In September, they raised $800 for Autism Awareness. The school has several students affected by Autism and they wanted to support their students by raising not only money, but awareness too. 

In October, they held SOCKtober, collecting more than 2,400 new socks that were sent to the Nashville Union Rescue Mission where children live. This endeavor served several purposes including building students awareness of children who live without simple necessities such as new and clean socks. 

They also collected over 6,000 cans/food items for Second Harvest Food.

In November, they held a coat drive collecting more than 660 coats to children in the Gallatin community who otherwise may go without a winter coat. They also participated in a Stuffed Animal Drive providing free stuffed animals to children who do not have one. Approximately, 400 stuffed animals were donated. 

In December, they collected Play-Doh for children residing at the Monroe Carroll Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. More than 2,000 Play-Doh items were collected as well as 575 new toys for Toys for Tots. 

In January, they held a shoe drive that collected more than 500 gently used shoes.

In February, they raised money for the American Heart Association. Annually, they have raised more than $10,000.

In March, they honored kidney cancer awareness month, raising funds via a “Clover Sale” for the American Cancer Society in honor of a current students victorious battle with kidney cancer. 

In April and May they are collecting new and gently-used books to give away to children in need. In 2018, they collected more than 6,000 books for children living in poverty to promote literacy. 

All year long endeavors include: collecting beverage can tabs for the GHS Key Club, which sends the tabs to the Ronald McDonald House. As of February 6th, approximately 200 pounds of can tabs have been collected. 

Also, they are collecting clothes for families struggling to make ends meet and have a Crayola ColorCycle program. An idea from one of their students where they take used magic markers/permanent markers to send to Crayola for recycling. This saves space in landfills and helps to protect our environment. As of February 6, over 100 pounds of markers have been repurposed and recycled. 

Congratulations to all of our students who are working hard to make a difference!

College GPS

College GPS was held on Saturday April 6, 2019.  A lot of great information for parents and students alike was presented.  You can find links below to some of the information below.

College ACT and GPA Slideshow

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Tennessee Ready

TNReady Score Report Resource for Families

The department has a website to provide additional information about TNReady score reports in order to help families better understand their students' individual score reports, as well as next steps for supporting their students' academic progress. The website includes detailed explanations of each section of the individual score report and links to additional resources. Click here to view the website.

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Graduation Dates 2019

 

  

 

Thursday, May 16th

White House High School –  7:00 pm at Long Hollow

Friday, May 17th 

Hendersonville High School – 6:00 pm at Hendersonville High School

Station Camp High School – 6:30 pm at Long Hollow

EB Wilson Virtual High School – 6:30 pm at Central Office Gym

Gallatin High School – 7:00 pm at Gallatin High School

Saturday, May 18th 

Westmoreland High School – 9:00 am at Westmoreland High School

Middle Technical College High School at Portland -10:00 am at Portland High School 

Portland High School – 10:00 am at Long Hollow 

Middle College High School at Vol State – 1:00 pm at Vol State’s Caudill Hall

Beech High School – 6:00 pm at Long Hollow

Merrol Hyde Magnet School – 7:00 pm at Merrol Hyde Magnet School

Sumner County Schools is a collaborative culture of high performing students, teachers, and school communities.