RESC Graduation Plan for 2020


We are announcing our Graduation Plan for the Class of 2020. We understand the the importance of Graduation and the celebration that comes with it. With this in mind, we have worked with the Health Department, DOE, and the Governor's Plan to develop the following plan for graduation. We believe with all the unknown's that this plan allows us to celebrate our Seniors now and then if conditions allow hold a UNIQUE CLASS OF 2020 CELEBRATION IN JULY. We understand the want for a live graduation so we created this two part plan.



Seniors and their Families will be called into the school gym at a scheduled time. The total number of attendees will be limited to 10.

A.) The student will walk across the bridge while Pomp and Circumstance is played,

B.) The student will then walk across the stage and have their name called as they receive their diploma.

C.) During this time Family members can take pictures.

D.) We will be filming each graduate and put together a video to be played and a copy given to each Senior and Family. This video will have the normal speeches etc that are given on graduation day as well.

E.) We will also have a backdrop set-up for a photo opportunity.

F.) We will also take photos of the each student receiving their diploma and will be providing a copy to the students as well.

We will begin this Controlled In-Person Family Graduation on the following Dates and Times.

Please call the school starting Monday May 11, to schedule your 10 minute time slot. The following are the dates and times.

 Tuesday - May 26 12-2:30 and 5 - 8

 Wednesday - May 27 12-2:30 and 5 - 8

 Thursday - May 28 12-2:30 and 5 - 8

 Friday - May 29 12-2:30 and 5 - 8


Note: we are also working on the idea of holding a Senior Parade through town on Saturday May 30 at 2:00. We will get you more specifics on that as they develop.



Part 2 of the plan is to hold a Unique Live Celebration of the class on July 25th. This will either be on the Football Field or In the Gym. Based on the information we have at this time, we will still need to limit guest in attendance and social distancing will need to be enforced. The plan is to have each student wear cap and gowns and be announced as they walk across the stage area and do some of the traditional graduation things such as - lighting of the candles, turning of the tassels, and throwing of the caps. After the ceremony we plan is to have a BBQ Reception following the proper social distancing protocols in place at this time.

Note: Part 2 of our plan is tentative and will be based on what is allowed at the time per the Governor, DOE, and Health Department guidance and mandates in place at that time.

Note: we understand that there are always a few that do not wish to participate in graduation ceremonies. If you are not going to participate, please let us know so we can plan accordingly.


We are excited to announce these plans and feel that it gives us the best way to celebrate and honor our amazing Seniors. Thank you for you support and understanding during this challenging time.

For more information, visit this link...

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RESC Receives National Recognition


Union City, IndianaRandolph Eastern School Corporation announced today (04/30/2020) that it has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished District for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through its PLTW programs. It is one of just 24 districts across the U.S. to receive this honor. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in schools across the U.S.

 It is a distinct honor for Randolph Eastern School Corporation to receive this recognition. Without the unwavering support of our teachers and students this recognition wouldn’t be possible.

 The PLTW Distinguished District recognition honors districts committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. To be eligible for the designation, Randolph Eastern School Corporation had to have had 20 percent or more of its students in each grade, PreK-12, participate in a PLTW program during the 2018-19 school year.

 Through PLTW programs, students develop in-demand knowledge and skills that they will use both in school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take. As PLTW students progress through grades PreK-12, they are empowered to engage in problem-solving and process thinking, develop technical knowledge and skills, build communication skills, and explore career opportunities.

 Randolph Eastern School Corporation offers PLTW Launch (PreK-5), PLTW Gateway (6-8), and PLTW Computer Science and Engineering at North Side Elementary and Union City Jr./Sr. High School

It is a great honor to recognize Randolph Eastern School Corporation for their commitment to providing students with an excellent educational experience,” said Dr. Vince Bertram, President and CEO of PLTW. “They should be very proud of their work to ensure students have the knowledge and skills to be career ready and successful on any career path they choose.”

 Randolph Eastern School Corporation is part of a community of PreK-12 schools, colleges and universities, and corporate and philanthropic partners across the country united around a passion for providing students with inspiring, engaging, and empowering learning opportunities. For more information about PLTW’s recognition program, visit

 For more information on Randolph Eastern School Corporation PLTW programs or to set up a school visit, contact Andy Stover at or 765-964-4994 ext. 138

 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a mission-driven organization that is transforming the learning experience for millions of PreK-12 students and thousands of teachers across the U.S. PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. PLTW’s teacher training and resources support teachers as they engage their students in real-world learning. Approximately 12,200 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer PLTW programs. For more information on Project Lead The Way, visit

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You may now order your copy of the 2019-2020 Yearbook.

Please use this link...

This link will be open through May!
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North Side Kindergarten Round-Up Begins!

Children, age 5 before August 1, 2020, may sign up for Kindergarten by clicking on this link..., filling in their information, and submitting it to the school. Official school registration and testing information will be sent out at a later date. If you have any questions, please email or call and leave a message at the North Side School Office at 765-964-6430.
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Alternative Classroom "Brings the Heat" and More

UCJSHS began a new educational program on campus this fall semester. The Alternative Classroom (AC) helps students who have been facing behavioral, academic, and social challenges that have put them behind on their path to graduation. The AC utilizes a variety of unique learning environments to help these students succeed.

Currently, Brandy Neargarder and Keith Maloy lead this program with a group of twelve (12) students.  Mr. Maloy reports that working with students who need this kind of help requires patience and a special temperament.  However, at this early stage of the program, the students have achieved excellent results.  Mr. Maloy also reported that over 60 credits have been earned by the current students in the AC since the semester began.

The AC also frequently plans special "hands on" activities and monthly field trips to give the students opportunities for learning the life lessons young people need before they enter the "real world" life of adults.  Last Friday (October 4), the AC "turned up the heat" and completed a "how to" cooking adventure.  Then yesterday (October 9), the AC visited the Levi Coffin House and Museum in Fountain City, the Fountain City park, and a local Pumpkin Patch that offers admission for freewill donations (another life lesson for the students).
No question, the AC adds another resource to the Union City community for helping to inspire, instruct, and support her students as they develop into responsible, productive citizens in our world.  Special thanks to Brandy and Keith for leading the Alternative Classroom!

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Two UCJSHS Students Named Top Finalists for Lilly Scholarship

The Community Foundation of Randolph County (CFRC) has named Union City's Katie Reichard and Derick Williams as two of the top 5 finalists for the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program.  Katie and Derick will be interviewed individually on October 14 by the scholarship committee.  The results of those interviews will help the scholarship committee determine the final ranking of the five finalists.  By achieving a top 5 ranking, Katie and Derick will be awarded a scholarship through this program.  The final ranking will then determine the scholarship amount each will receive.

Looking further ahead, on October 29, the Community Foundation of Randolph County scholarship committee will submit the results of their scholarship application process to Independent Colleges for approval.  Then, in December, the CFRC scholarship committee will visit the school of the top winner and announce the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship results.  In other words, with Katie and Derick representing Union City Junior/Senior High School, we have a 40 percent chance that the committee will announce their final results here.  Congratulations to Katie and Derick for the successful results of their committed efforts for excellence!... and looking forward to the strong possibility of having the CFRC committee visit Union City in December!
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Katie Reichard Wins State FFA Proficiency

Future Farmers of America (Indiana) named Katie Reichard as the Winner of the Indiana FFA Poultry Production Proficiency.  Students who have Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) Projects compete in the Proficiency Program.  Katie has raised chickens and other small animals for 4-H Projects and her SAE.  She kept records, documented her work hours, and learned Poultry Production skills.  As a Sophomore, Katie placed 2nd in the District IX Proficiency Contest.  As a Junior, Katie placed first in the District, and her Poultry Production Proficiency was chosen the best of the 12 District winners.  The State FFA Convention honored her in June with a plaque and pennant, and recently awarded her $250 cash prize.  Katie's State Application received a Silver rating at the National Contest, which puts her in the top-25 Nationally.  Great job, Katie!
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Small Town Kid Fights for Agriculture in Washington, D.C.

The National Farmers Union held the Congressional Fly-In Program from September 8-11.  Agriculturalists from across the country spoke with legislators on the issues facing the Ag Industry. The National Farmers Union invited Derick Williams of Union City High School to represent the State of Indiana and the Indiana FFA at the program. They invited him to address the Board of the National Farmers Union (comprised of all the presidents of each state's farmers unions along with Roger Johnson, the National President, and his staff).  Afterwards, Derick attended an Ag Briefing at the US Department of Agriculture and an Ag Briefing on Capital Hill with the Senate Ag Committee.  Derick concluded his trip to Washington, D.C. by meeting with our Indiana Congressmen, US Representative Greg Pence (6th District) and US Representative Trey Hollingsworth (9th District), and discussing the issues facing agriculture in Indiana.  In addition, Derick enjoyed further discussion with the Congressmen concerning the ongoing trade war, safe climate practices, ethanol blends, and farm safety nets.  What an exciting adventure and learning experience for Derick, Mr. Ron Smith (UCJSHS Ag teacher), and the Union City High School Agriculture program!
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UCJSHS Students of the Month - April and May

Congratulations to our April and May Students of the Month. April selections were Sylaris Denney and Kyle Buckingham. May selections were Hanna Denney and Noah New.
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UCJSHS Spotlight Artist of the Month - May

Congratulations to Lydia Baldwin for being the focus of the March UCJSHS Artist Spotlight! Lydia is a very hard-working individual whose excellent compositional skills and eye for color brought home a 1st place ribbon at the recent Randolph County Student Art Show!

Click Here to learn more about our spotlight artists and their most recent works.
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    • Central Office

      Randolph Eastern School Corp
      731 N. Plum Street
      Union City, IN 47390

      Aaron Black, Superintendent
      Tel: 765-964-4994
      Fax: 765-964-6590

      Jr.-Sr. High School

      Union City Jr.-Sr. HS
      603 N. Walnut Street
      Union City, IN 47390

      Neal Adams, Principal
      Tel: 765-964-4840
      Fax: 765-964-3775
    • Elementary

      North Side Elementary
      905 N. Plum Street
      Union City, IN 47390

      Mark Winkle, Principal
      Tel: 765-964-6430
      Fax: 765-964-3445

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      RESC will inspire, instruct, and support our students as they develop into responsible, productive citizens.
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