UNION, NJ - Here's just a few things that happened in Union's schools this week:

Ms. Karen Gainey, TV production teacher at UHS, made a football bulletin board of the sectional championship game to celebrate the boys win. #SupportingtheU

UHS Bowling is a young team this year with 4 sophomores and 1 freshman bowling at the varsity level. Right now their record is 3-2. The highest pinfall game so far this season is 926. Sophomore Al-Tariq Green had shot the team's first 600 series of the season: 623. Let's go U!

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New Jersey PTA congratulates the five students whose Reflections Theme Search Entries are being passed on to the National PTA Contest! Congratulations to Sydney and Haleyanna!!!#WeareproudofU

St. Jude Classic Pasta Night December 18th!  Please join us and sign up early! 100% of the proceeds go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. All food is donated by Johnny Napkins!

Future Educators of America Club members, along with math teachers Mr. Daly and Ms. Lytle, created a bulletin board in the upstairs hallway at UHS. They designed a lesson that was done in Mr. Daly and Ms. Lytle's classes and the products from that lesson were used in creating the bulletin board.

Join the young entrepreneurs from Livingston Elementary School in Union Township, NJ as they launch their first businesses, selling real products to real customers in their community. Don't miss this unique and exciting shopping event! A TREP$ Marketplace is a culminating activity to the enrichment program TREP$ which uses project-based learning to teach financial literacy and life skills to students. TREP$ can be offered after school, as an extracurricular activity or within the school day as an exciting part of the financial literacy curriculum.

The UHS School Counseling is proud to share photos from their "Preferred Pronoun" activity, which is part of Inclusive Schools Week. Students and staff had the opportunity to learn about the concept of a preferred pronoun and to write theirs on a sticker that was displayed for all to see. UHS School Counselors are PROUD ALLIES!

“Inclusive Schools Week" is an annual event sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network (ISN) which is held each year during the first full week in December. Since its inception in 2001, Inclusive Schools Week has celebrated the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse student population, including students who are marginalized due to disability, gender, socio-economic status, cultural heritage, language preference, and other factors. This Week also provides an important opportunity for educators, students and parents to discuss what else needs to be done in order to ensure that their schools continue to improve their ability to successfully educate all children.”

This year, Union High School will be celebrating Inclusive Schools Week from December 2nd to December 6th.  Below is a description of the focus for each day:

Monday 12/2/19 - Gender: Keep an eye out for empowering quotes for all genders in student and faculty bathrooms. “It’s Safe to Talk About” posters will be available for teachers to take in the main office when you sign in.

Tuesday 12/3/19 - Disability Awareness: There will be a Disability Awareness Scavenger Hunt posted in the hallways of UHS. Around the school, stations are set up where information is posted on various topics related to disabilities. After reading the information at a station, students will use the Road Map (these can be found in a folder under each of the stations) to write an original One-Sentence Summary. Once all stations have been visited (in no specific order), students can turn in their Road Map to the box outside Ms. Bohse’s room in the Big Counseling Office. From these completed roadmaps, one student will be chosen at random to receive a gift card! Feel free to use this as an activity in your classes as well!

Wednesday 12/4/19 - Mental Health: Listen up during the daily announcements for stigma breaking statistics about mental health. There will be “2nd Floor” posters available for teachers to pick up in the main office when you sign in.

Thursday 12/5/19 - LGBTQ: Stickers expressing your preferred pronoun will be handed out in cafeterias during lunch for students, faculty, and staff to promote inclusion of all pronoun identifications.

Friday 12/6/19 - Culture: Homeroom teachers will hand out common phrases in different languages that our students at UHS speak to celebrate the inclusion of all cultures. This week was coordinated by Megan Bohse, Jamie Stillwell, and Lauren Weissberg.

If you have any Good News to share please send it to Kristin Nunes at KNunes@twpunionschools.org! Have a great weekend you have all earned it!