MAY
07

RESC Receives National Recognition

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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 pltw.org/our-programs/program-recognition

 For more information on Randolph Eastern School Corporation PLTW programs or to set up a school visit, contact Andy Stover at astover@resc.k12.in.us 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 pltw.org.

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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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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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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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MAR
20

Three Jr. High Students Acting it Up with Jay County Civic Theatre

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UC Students Living the Dream! Three Jr. High Students Acting it Up with Jay County Civic Theatre
By Brad Hoggatt

In June 2019, Jay County Civic Theatre will be presenting the Broadway smash hit “Newsies”, based on the 1992 musical Newsies, which in turn was inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City. The show has music by Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast), lyrics by Jack Feldman, and a book by Harvey Fierstein based on film's screenplay by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White. The musical premiered at the Paper Mill Playhouse in 2011 and made its Broadway debut in 2012, where it played for more than 1,000 performances before touring. In 2012, “Newsies” was nominated for 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Three local youth, eighth graders Kalam and Sylaris Denney, along with seventh grader Sullivan Thomas, recently auditioned for this upcoming production. Over 100 people auditioned for roles in this show, including people from Fort Wayne, Celina, and even some college students from Ball State University. Excitedly, all three earned parts in this highly-competitive market. Those auditioning were required to read lines, sing, and learn a dance routine. Shannie Denney, mother of Kalam and Sylaris, is a very proud parent. “The kids didn’t earn a major role, but knowing that they were asked to participate considering how many people tried out is pretty awesome and amazing!”

As dreams go, one cannot discount coming from a small town. Great things can happen to anyone at anytime, from any place. The community is encouraged to support this group of young thespians by attending this fantastic show. For ticket information, please be in contact with the Jay County Civic Theatre in Portland, Indiana.
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MAR
15

UC FFA Chapter's Recent Exciting Accomplishments

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FFA has been busy this past month with several exciting accomplishments. 

1) UC FFA CDE (Judging) teams were honored at the 97th Annual Randolph County Farmers' Achievement Banquet. Over the past year, Union City had 5 of the 9 County Champion teams (Dairy, Soils, Meats, Dairy Foods, and Livestock Skillathon), and 6 students were honored as Individual County Champions.

2) UC FFA teams placed 4th and 7th out of 20 teams in the highly competitive District IX Small Engines CDE. Ian Glunt and Braydon Hoggatt qualified for the State Contest next month, and Rylan Glunt and Alec Spence did a great job as 7th-Graders competing against high school teams.

3) UC FFA had 3 individuals place first with their District Proficiency Application. This is a 20-page application highlighting the students' Supervised Agriculture Experience Program. Students keep records of their Agriculture Placement or Entrepreneurship. Katie Reichard placed first in Poultry Production Entrepreneurship, Derick Williams in Turfgrass Management Placement, and Ian Glunt in Diversified Crop Placement. They are now competing against the other 11 District winners.

4) UC FFA President Derick Williams is slated to serve as District IX FFA President for the 2019-2020 school year. This is a tremendous honor, and from what I have heard, the last UC Student to lead the District was in the 1980s.
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MAR
11

UC DECA Students Earn Emerging Leader Honors

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The following students were named to the list of Emerging Leaders Honor Award by National DECA:

Jacob Curry
Reagan Hoggatt
Sydney Ralston
Emalee Bocanegra
Sophia Spence

To receive the DECA Emerging Leader Honor Award a student must:
  1. be a DECA member at the local, chartered association and DECA Inc. levels
  2. be a senior have an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.2 for the seven previous semesters (with 4.0 being equal to an A)
  3. complete one course in any one of the following areas: – Marketing – Business Management & Administration – Entrepreneurship – Finance – Hospitality and Tourism
  4. participate in at least three of the areas listed under Community Oriented, Professionally Responsible and Experienced Leader
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MAR
11

UC DECA Attends State Career Development Conference

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The Union City DECA Chapter attended the 73rd Career Development Conference on March 3rd-5th. The chapter represented UCJSHS very well. Sophia Spence and Reagan Hoggatt finished their term as State Officers. Sophia Spence and Reagan Hoggatt finished in the Top 10 in Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team.

Sydney Ralston and Sophia Spence were recognized for The TeePee receiving Gold-Level Certification School-Based Enterprise. Reagan Hoggatt and Emalee Bocanegra were recognized for Apache Design receiving Gold-Level Certification School-Based Enterprise. These young ladies will be attending the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Florida to compete in the School-Based Enterprise Event.

Miss Kuehl received a 25-year certificate for being a DECA Advisor.

Thank you to everyone for supporting UC DECA.
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MAR
01

UCJSHS Students, Athletes and Teachers of the Month - February

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Congratulations to our Students of the Month Shelby King & Corey Whitesel, Athletes of the Month Josh Crawford & Emily O'Connor and Staffulty of the Month Mrs. Van Camp & Mr. Zimmers.
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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

      Vision Statement

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