Tiger Talk Jan. Feb. 2022

            So much has happened in the month of January and February looks like it’s going to be more eventful! Winter sports are finishing season games, while academic contests/fairs are just beginning. No matter what you child is participating in, UEC is proud to help our students achieve and strive to the top. Be sure to check out our “Mark Your Calendar” section in this newsletter.

          As the weather has not been warm so far and we have had several delayed starts, make sure to keep in contact with your child’s teacher(s). You can visit our website, www.grantcountyschools/o/union and under the faculty tab for staff emails and other UEC activities/news.

          UEC is getting a fresh coat of paint on the interior of the building. We look forward to the new flooring this summer. Our levy monies are working hard for our school, as well as the other schools in the county. UEC can’t wait to hold an open house, in the Spring, to celebrate and show our Tiger Pride!

          Finally, I would like to thank ALL students, parents, grandparents, and staff for following the new morning drop off procedures. It does make for a safer way to drop off students and for student drivers to enter the parking lot to park. As a reminder, please enter the main parking lot towards the septic building. It is exit only at the parking lot side where the PreK building is.

          I hope that we will see some warm weather soon!

Principal Chuckle

Feb. 21 – BV vs Hancock HS 5 pm (Home)

Feb. 22 – Regional Science Fair @ Potomac State (Snow Date 24th)

  • BOE Meeting @ 5:30 pm Central Office
  • GV vs E. Hardy @ 7 pm Sectionals (Home)
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30-6 PM
  • PTO Meeting @ 6 PM

Feb. 23 – Grant County Social Studies Fair PES

Feb. 24 – GV vs. Tucker Co. (Away) Sectional Final @ 7 pm

Feb. 25 – 12:30 Dismissal: Faculty Senate #4

March 7 – State Science Fair Charleston

March 8 – BOE Mtg. @ 5:30 PM

March 11 – End of the 3rd 9 Weeks

March 17 – Report Cards Go Home

Parents Beware:  this app users can send text messages, audio messages, videos, and photos to one or more people with no limits or fees. This is for users 16+. Once you sign up, it automatically looks up everyone that’s in your contact list that has this app.

                Many local scholarships are coming in at this time of the year. Be sure your senior is following up with the school counselor for assistance with those applications. Your student’s English teacher is an excellent resource to help proof read essays.

FASFA must be completed by March 1st. https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/sign-in/landing.

WV Promise Scholarship requirements and instructions can be found here: https://www.collegeforwv.com/p... ACT test dates and locations can be found here: https://www.act.org/

Don’t forget your student can have up to two waivers for the cost of the exam. This is a Promise Scholarship requirement as well as a college requirement.

Please call and speak with Mrs. Kifer if you have any questions. (304) 693-7612

I hope everyone is having a good winter. Winter is not my favorite time of year, but I do enjoy basketball season!! If you haven’t come out to watch some games, I encourage you to do so. We celebrated our basketball and cheer seniors on January 31 and I appreciate the parents who helped decorate lockers and hallways. I am sure your senior appreciates you as well! We recognized our 8th grade athletes on January 27, and I am excited for them as they prepare to enter the next level.

January is a hard month to plan for extra activities due to sports schedules, cancellations, and delays but I am planning some family activities in February and hope that parents and students will come out and join in the fun! I am having a family game night for grades 5-8 on February 10 and a book bingo for grades pre-K through 4 on February 17. If there is a lot of participation, I would like to make family game night a monthly activity rotating different grade levels. Please look for information to come home about these activities. I also have some ideas for a few more activities in the Spring so stay tuned……

We celebrated homecoming week January 10-14. I love the student participation and their willingness to go along with all of our ideas and dress up days. As I write this today, we are celebrating 100 days of school!!! I asked everyone to dress like they are 100 years old and some of the kids are really playing the part looking and acting like what they think 100-year-old people look and act like!

Project Smile and Shine is still ongoing with some of our students’ sharing quotes and positive notes throughout each week. I love to see the students encourage one another and spread positivity. Speaking of that, I delivered several Christmas cards to the Grant County nursing home on December 23 which were made by Mrs. Wakefield’s third and fourth graders! It is important for our students to recognize that they have the ability to help, encourage, and spread joy to others.

I gave students the opportunity to enter the coloring and poster contest held by The Grant County Press at Christmas time and we had a first-place winner in 5th grade! Kaylee Summerfield won first place and received a DQ gift card.

As always, I am here to assist as needed and am happy to help provide resources that our students and families may need. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you or your family need assistance.

- Kristi Evans, CIS Site Coordinator


King Daniel & Queen Olivia


8th Grade Recognition

Sadie Pritt

Megyn Stahl

Mariah Leonardi

Lyla Hanlin

Lily Pennington

Kylar Lewis

John Willis Jr

Jasmine Wooding

Eric Linkswiler

Albert Taylor

Chanda Gaither

Kylar Takes 1st Place Grant Co. Math Field Day

Braylon Ward –  Alternate

Chanelle Sutton – Alternate

Myles DeWitt – 2nd place

Anna Reynolds - Alternate

Tiger's #1 Fan -

UEC Sport fans made of students, parents, and community members participated in “Light Up the Gym” during the halftime of a basketball game! The tribute was to Norman Minnick, who was always in the stands as a spectator, coached little league, student of UEC, and loved by all that he crossed paths with. Tiger Pride!