Polk County Public Schools’ Annual Community Feedback Survey

Working with a committee, the Department of Assessment, Accountability & Evaluation created the Community Feedback Survey to measure public perception of the school district. Improving public perception is one of the goals of the school district’s current Strategic Plan.

The survey was first conducted in the 2016-17 school year to gather baseline data. Your participation in this year’s survey will allow us to gauge our progress in the various categories. The survey is available to current students (grades 4 and higher), school and district staff, as well as parents and community members. Links to the surveys can be found below.

The survey will be open through Friday, April 26.

If you are both an employee and a parent, we would appreciate you taking both the Staff survey and Parent & Community survey.

We appreciate your participation. If you have questions about the Community Feedback Survey, please contact the Department of Assessment, Accountability and Evaluation at 863-534-0979.

Survey links:

Student feedback: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/1819StudentFeedback

Parent and community feedback: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/1819ParentCommunityFeedback

Staff feedback: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/1819StaffFeedback

School Supplies by Edukit


Union Academy offers the EduKit program as a convenient option for busy families to order school supplies for the 2019/2020 year. EduKits include the supplies approved by your school. Your student’s order will be picked up at Orientation on August 8. To order online, go to the Edukit web page.

You can also order by printing the Edukit_Supplies_2019-2020 order form. Print the form, fill it out and turn in the form with a check payable to UA PTA by May 30, 2019.

Extended ordering is available from June 16 – July 19 for an additional fee and will be delivered to your home shortly before school begins.

Questions? Contact Cyndi Durham, PTA Treasurer at cdurham79@gmail.com.

Union Academy Testing Schedule Spring 2019

Click the link below to see our testing schedule.


Boot Camp

2019_Boot_Camp_Flyer We are offering end of year testing “boot camps” to help our students prepare for the FSA tests. The camp takes place April 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30. Subjects include FSA Reading, FSA Math and EOC Algebra and Geometry. Camp runs from 2:45 until 3:45. Students must be picked up at 3:45.

Three Wins at the Bloomin’ Arts Festival!

This Saturday, Union Academy took home ALL THREE Middle School Bloomin’ Arts ribbons for visual art! Eighth grade student Jordan S. took first place. Seventh grade student Tanzeela O. took second place and sixth grade student Natalie N rounded out the win with third place. Congratulations to UA art teacher Ms. Reynolds and her students!

Nature’s Music


They’re Watching You

Platform Kids!

Platform Kids! is a annual Polk County art show showcasing all kinds of art ranging from visual, performing, and creative writing. 7th grade student Madison E won 3rd place for her art piece called Not Alone.

Not Alone

The following students also exhibited artwork:

  • 6th graders: Abbie B, Chelysei B, Haley C, Jayden C, Madison P, Arielle P
  • 7th graders: Alexander C, Audrey C, Ahrianna M, Anna Lynn G
  • 8th graders: Shar’Mel A, Maya C, Katie M, Jordan S, Gabrielle W

MPA Flag Solo

Emileigh E did an outstanding at her first MPA. She performed a flag solo and received a superior! Majority of solos are performed by high school students, and it is very rare for a middle school dancer to go to MPA and receive a superior. As her coach, Ms. Eldridge couldn’t be more proud of how far she has come. Way to go Emileigh and we are so proud of you here at Union Academy!

Regional Spelling Bee

Melissa T. Spelling Bee 2nd Place

Congratulations to Melissa T. for placing 2nd in the Regional Spelling Bee at the Lake Eva Event Center on Friday, February 8th in Haines City. She participated in over 20 rounds of spelling words and represented Union Academy with pride! We are so proud of her!


Student Lunch Visit Reminder

Parents, this is a reminder of Union Academy’s rules regarding visiting your child for lunch. We appreciate your support in observing the rules.

  • Parents may bring lunch to their children; however, parents may not bring lunch to other students.
  • Food and drink items brought in from an outside vendor/source may not be shared with other students.
  • Persons on the Emergency Contact List with permission to pick up the student are welcome for lunch
  • Student may invite only one friend to join him/her during lunch.
  • Cell phone usage during lunch is not permitted. Please respect our school policy on cell phone usage during school hours.
  • In case of inclement weather (rain or bitter cold), parents will have to sit with their student in a designated area in the cafeteria.
  • In order to maintain supervision and timely lunch dismissal, please use only the picnic tables in front of the media center.

Outstanding New Teacher

Union Academy’s principal, Mr. Scheloske, took a moment to recognize Kristina Eldridge for Polk County Public School’s award to her as an outstanding new teacher. He presented her with a framed certificate Tuesday morning. In her short time here, she has proven to be open and always seeking to improve. She puts students first and builds relationships with our students. Mr. Scheloske commends her for the maximum effort she has put in to being better every day.

“Thank you and congratulations Kristina!” Stephen A. Scheloske, Principal

MLK Essay Challenge District Winners

The results from the 18th Annual MLK Essay Challenge are in!!!!  Congratulation to Kriti S and Alejandra S for placing 2nd and 3rd respectively!!! Thank you to Mrs. Davis and Ms. Rodriquez-Perez for assisting them with their essays!!!

Teacher of the Year District 3


Congratulations Mr. Joyner the Teacher of the Year for District 3!!!!!

What are IB Learner Profiles and why are they so important at Union Academy?

Here at Union Academy, we believe that our students should exemplify the traits of a global citizen.  Through our IB Curriculum, students learn about the ten IB Learner Profiles and how important they are to fostering innovation, problem solving skills and global awareness in society today.

This school year, we will highlight one student from each grade level every month who exhibit the traits of our monthly IB Learner Profile.  Those students will be awarded with a learner profile medal, recognition on our website, as well as their name on the UA Marquee and a small gift.

We are excited to highlight our first IB Learner Profile- INQUIRER during the month of September.  We will recognize our first UA student recipients at the end of this month!  Please watch the video below to learn about the IB Learner Profiles!

Economic Success of Florida’s Graduates

Hello Union Academy! Section 1002.20(24), Florida Statutes, requires each middle school and high school student or the student’s parent be provided a two-page summary of the Department of Economic Opportunity’s economic security report of employment and earning outcomes.
To ensure Union Academy complies with this statute:

Thank you,
Stephen Scheloske
Union Academy