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Early Dismissal Thursday, June 9

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Union Academy will dismiss two hours thirty minutes early on the last day of school, Thursday, June 9, at 12:15 p.m.


End of Year Awards June 7

Union Academy’s End of Year Awards ceremonies have been changed from June 7 to June 1. The change was due to conflicts with other school programs. The times are 6th grade: 9-10 am, 7th grade: 1:30-2:30 pm, and 8th grade: 6-7 pm.


2016 – 2017 Supplies Lists

The supplies list are now available. Click the link below for your child’s grade level. Binder specifications are also available below.

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Summer Reading Program

Summer reading is crucial if students want to maintain their reading skills throughout the long summer break. Therefore, we would like to encourage pleasure reading for the summer as well as the completion of a required book for summer reading. Click here 6th_Grade_Summer_Reading_2016 to open the 6th grade summer reading program requirements or click here 7th_and_8th_Grade_Summer_Reading_2016 to open the 7th & 8th grade requirements.


School Financial Report Addendum

Section 1010.215 of the Florida Statutes requires school districts to report to parents and to the public certain financial information in the form of a yearly school financial report addendum. To view Union Academy’s report, click here http://www.polk-fl.net/schools/sfr/0971.pdf. This report will remain available at all times on the school board web site about Union Academy at this link http://www.polk-fl.net/schools/geninfo.asp?id=68. Click on the file 2014-15 School Financial Report at the bottom of the page.


Technology Extravaganza!

You are invited to attend!

The UA teachers have attended several Tech Tuesday events since January, learning a variety of technology tools that can be used in the classroom. Many new instructional technology practices have since been implemented. Please join our students and teachers as we celebrate our technology adventure. To find out more, click here.

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education is a fun and easy way to raise money for Union Academy. The funds raised in the past have purchased video cameras and computers for students, supplies and other equipment. There will be a school wide contest during the 2016 – 2017 school year for individual students and classes that bring in the most box tops.

If every student brought in an average of just 6 box tops for each month of the year, we would raise over $3000! The money will be spent to continue upgrading the school’s technology and students’ learning experience.

For more information, please go to our Box Tops for Education Page.


UA Volunteer of the Year

Vicky helping out before school.

Vicky helping out before school.

Vicky Jenkins is the epitome of the perfect school volunteer.  For the past seven years, she has volunteered countless hours at Bartow Elementary Academy, Union Academy and now at Bartow High School/Summerlin Academy.  She has been a part of the UA PTA and the SAC committee for the last three years and has attended every field trip and extracurricular activity with her sons.  If something needs to be done she is the person to turn to in order to accomplish the task.  Vicky has the innate gift of organizing events and going the extra mile to ensure each event is a success.  She has been the VP of Fundraising at Union Academy for the last two years and has been instrumental in the success of the UA Ranch Round Up Auction.  Vicky donated over 100 hours this year alone in the planning and implementation of the auction.  From soliciting and organizing donations to helping in the planning of the event, she was involved in every aspect.  Not only has Vicky volunteered her time with planning the auction, she has also gained the trust of the teachers at UA; many of them have turned to her for help with planning events or projects for their classrooms.  She has been the go to person in helping Mr. VanClief, the UA Chorus teacher, plan the chorus events and get donations for the Chorus department.  Vicky is one of the most dedicated volunteers around.  If you were to ask her she would say her inspiration is her two boys and making their educational experiences the best they can be.  Volunteering all these years is one way she feels she can have a hand in that experience.  The passion she has for volunteering is admirable and one to be emulated.  Union Academy is grateful for Vicky and her dedication to our school.


UA is a Five Star School!

Union Academy has received official notification we are a recipient of the Five Star School Award.    Seventeen schools in Polk County qualified for this recognition.  Congratulations to everyone who helped maintain the high standards for our school.   Great job !!


Washington, D.C. Field Trip

The 8th grade teachers are organizing a Spring Break 2017 trip to Washington D.C. Come for a Spaghetti dinner on Tuesday, March 15, at 5:30 to be followed by an informational meeting at 6:00 p.m. For more information contact Mr. Peter Johnson or Mr. Craig Canning.


Spring Testing Information

Union Academy will begin spring testing April 11th and will be completed approximately May 12th.   Your student will have an opportunity to participate in various practice tests over the coming weeks to become familiar with the computer-based testing platform, item types, and response formats that he or she will see on the various assessments. For more information, please click here: Testing_Parent_Letter_3-2016


Ranch RoundUP Dinner Auction February 27, 2016

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The UA PTA’s 2nd Annual Ranch RoundUp Dinner Auction was a great success!  With your help we raised over $20,000 that will go directly to help our students and staff.  To see pictures from this event and find out more about the PTA visit the UA PTA website.


Union Academy 2016-2017 Uniform Policy

School uniforms provide a high standard of expectations for our students. By eliminating the many distractions created by fashion, trends and overall appearance, we are creating a safe and productive atmosphere for learning. The uniforms worn by Union Academy students in the 2016- 2017 reflect the minimum standard required for all magnets schools in Polk County. Please read the UA Uniforms 2016-2017 PDF carefully for important information.

Union Academy Shirts may be ordered through Evolutionary Screen Printing or other vendors. To see pictures of the shirts and the order form, click the links below.

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Online Digital Access to Student Textbooks and Resources

For students in Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and all English/ Language Arts courses for grades 6th-12th, the Polk County School District is providing online digital access to student textbooks and resources through Pearson SuccessNet. After teachers have completed the enrollment process for their specific class rosters, students and parents will have access to the online resources. Further information will be posted shortly.