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

NJ School Violence Awareness Week

October 21-25.  This is a week spent reflecting on the ways our conflicts can lead to violence and ways to solve our conflicts peacefully. These goals will help make schools a safe, peaceful place for all students and staff.

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Red Ribbon Week

October 23-October 31.  The purpose of Red Ribbon Week is to educate students about the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco by creating an understanding of the consequences of poor decisions and the importance of good health.  The week will consist of age-appropriate facts and spirit days to make learning interactive.

Connecticut Farms School:  Look what just got installed over the weekend at Connecticut Farms -- one of the two water fountains the PTA purchased with the Pocketbook/Tricky Tray money. This was installed downstairs near the cafeteria. The second one will be installed upstairs very soon. The kids now have filtered water on two of the three floors. Soon to be all floors. 

Burnet vs Kawameeh Dodge ball Fundraiser happened Thursday night, October 24, at Burnet Middle School and it was a huge success! They raised $880 in admission and $250 in snack sales. All proceeds were split evenly between Burnet and Kawameeh Middle Schools. Almost 300 staff, students and parents attended. Burnet Middle School won 2-1 games. 

Jasmine Jourdain places third on vault at the Union County Gymnastics Meet! 
Union High School Varsity Boys Soccer was excited to have the Union Soccer Club come and play at the half time of their Senior Day game!  Union beat Linden 4-0 that night. 

Zach Samila, Union High School Soccer Goalie,  was named the Union County Goalkeeper of the week. He had 6 shutouts! 

Union High School Girls Cross Country team wins Union County Conference Valley Division Championship. Sofia Azinheira runs UHS record for Oak Ridge Course!

Connecticut Farms School also raised just over $3,000 by participating in a read-a-thon fundraiser. This money will help with many events, books, and new opportunities this school year.  Students read over 40,000 total minutes, and they accomplished their goal of promoting reading in their daily lives. 

Homecoming was a huge success at Union High School. It started with a Homecoming Tailgate for all students which lead to the marching band's performance, the football game and a great celebration of the Homecoming Queen and King.  Union beat Hunterdon Central 40-20. 

The Wizards are coming to Union. This is an event you do not want to miss. The kids will love it. On November 20 there will be dancing, basketball and music. It is a town-wide event. The PTAs need your support!  Check out the Union Wizards Facebook page. Updates will be provided on that page.