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UCPS schools recognized for global education

Weddington Middle Principal Steve Wray, at right, is shown the banner that will hang at his school designating it an International School. Also pictured are, from left, UCPS Chief Communications Officer Rob Jackson and UCPS Superintendent Dr. Mary Ellis.

Each of the 53 schools in the Union County Public Schools system earned recognition for their efforts in bringing globalization into the classroom.

This is the third year that UCPS has recognized global education, recognitions that resulted from the Global Schools Program designed to encourage educators to bring global education to the classroom.

Schools document their work in the area of Globalization through electronic portfolios. These portfolios are judged by the school system’s Globalization Committee comprised of teachers and administrators from around the county.

Portfolios are also part of the assessment process, judged by the school system’s Globalization Committee comprised of teachers and administrators from around the county.

Schools are recognized in five different categories based on the portfolio the schools submitted.

The categories (and points necessary for the designation) are: Global Education (1-34 points); Global Ambassadors (35 to 44 points); Global Affiliate (45-59 points); Global Partners (60-84 points); and International Schools (85+ points).

Of the 53 UCPS schools, 19 were classified at the top level, as International Schools, and 21 as Global Partners.

Schools were recognized during a recent principals’ meeting. In addition to a plaque, principals of International Schools also received a banner to display at their schools.

The following schools earned the system’s highest recognition in the area of Globalization, UCPS International School:

Antioch Elementary School
Cuthbertson High School
Fairview Elementary School
Indian Trail Elementary School
Kensington Elementary School
Marvin Ridge High School
Marvin Ridge Middle School
Monroe High School
New Salem Elementary School
New Town Elementary School
Piedmont High School
Poplin Elementary School
Rocky River Elementary School
Shiloh Elementary School
Sun Valley Middle School
Union County Early College
Waxhaw Elementary School
Weddington Elementary School
Weddington Middle School

Written by: Communications Coordinator Deb Bledsoe and Chief Communications Officer Rob Jackson
Posted: Dec 20, 2013 by Deb Coates Bledsoe

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