OCT
10

Alternative Classroom "Brings the Heat" and More

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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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OCT
09

Two UCJSHS Students Named Top Finalists for Lilly Scholarship

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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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SEP
30

Katie Reichard Wins State FFA Proficiency

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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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SEP
13

Small Town Kid Fights for Agriculture in Washington, D.C.

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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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MAY
22

UCJSHS Students of the Month - April and May

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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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MAY
17

UCJSHS Spotlight Artist of the Month - May

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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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MAY
17

NS Iron Sharpens Iron - May 17

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Congratulations to the following students for earning Iron Sharpens Iron t-shirts. Thank you, Chief Shoemaker and the UCFD for helping to recognize students who work hard to be great students. K - Koltyn K. and Kaylee V.; 1 - Harper M. and Henry K.; 2 - Gemma M. and Leland G.; 3 - Kolby H., Olivia R., and Adi P.; 4 - Isabella A. and Logan B.; 5 - Adessa L. and Andrew B.; 6 - Lee C. and Anevicia R.
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MAY
03

UC DECA Competes in International Competition

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Congratulations to the UCJSHS DECA students! Emalee Bocanegra, Reagan Hoggatt, Sophia Spence, and Sydney Ralston qualified for the International DECA Competition in Orlando, Florida. The students, and DECA adviser, Ms. Becky Kuehl, arrived on Friday, April 26th and came home on Wednesday, May 1st.

The young ladies attended the School-Based Enterprise Academy and presented while we were there. The young ladies were recognized with an Award of Excellence. They did not make the finals but both groups scored above an 80% on their presentation. This is the first time that both groups have been recognized in the same year.

While in Orlando, we visited Disney Springs, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, Cocoa Beach, and Walt Disney World.

Ms. Becky Kuehl wants to thank all of you for your continued support of Union City DECA. Our small school makes a name for itself in lots of ways. Ms. Kuehl is extremely proud to be part of that.
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MAY
01

NS The Leader in Me Parent Survey

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North Side is implementing a whole-school transformational process called the Leader in Me, which teaches 21st-century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader. North Side will be conducting surveys to learn more about key areas of strength and areas of needed growth in our school. The data from these surveys will also help us track the impacts of the Leader in Me process and implement key practices more fully. In order for us to have a whole picture of what is going on at school, we are asking all staff members, parents/guardians and students in grades 4-6 to participate. (No identifying information is collected with the surveys.)

North Side parents and guardians are asked to complete this survey.

Thank you!
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APR
10

50 Jr. High Students Visit Washington D.C.

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Last week, 50 UC Jr. High students, along with five teachers and administrators, visited Washington D.C. The students visited many sites. During the trip, they had the honor of having four of our own students (Jude Connor, Wade Botkin, Corbin Richards, Connor Walser) lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. These young men were selected by a committee after they wrote an essay explaining the meaning behind the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

This was arranged by Bobby Durbin and we are so grateful for that! It was a great experience for the students and a once in a lifetime opportunity for them.

Please take a couple of minutes to watch the video below.

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

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