Union High graduate heading to Serbia to follow his dream of a professional football career
Americkog Fudbala.That’s American football in Serbian. Perhaps it’s the first words Jordon Rooney should memorize before joining his new football team, the Forestlanders, in Mladenovac, Serbia.
WPIAL BOYS PLAYOFFS: Clairton’s ‘Killer T’s’ ahead for Union
In order to get over the second-round hump, the Union High basketball team must take down a bear. Fifth-seeded Clairton stands in the way of an elusive WPIAL Class A semifinals appearance for the fourth-seeded Scotties. The teams are set to tango at 8 p.m. today at North Hills High School.
Youth Football: Union district to take over kids’ program
The Union Area School District is doing its part to help youth football in the township. The Union Area School Board’s athletic committee and the Union Township Athletic Association have approved the transition of the Pee Wee and Midget football programs to the district.
Union uses federal funds for technology
A portion of Title 1 federal funding is being used for technical advancement in the Union Area School District. During the educational report segment of this week’s board meeting, Linda O’Neill, elementary principal and Title 1 coordinator for the district, noted some of that program’s federal funding was used to purchase Barnes and Noble classroom Nook e-readers.
WPIAL Girls Playoffs: Union likely to see up-and-down game
The postseason drought is about to end for the Union High girls basketball team. The Lady Scots are set to appear in their first WPIAL Class A playoff game since 2009 at 6:30 p.m. today at Cornell against Winchester Thurston.
WPIAL Boys Playoffs: Union to face senior-laden Quigley squad
Success in the WPIAL playoffs isn’t anything new for the Union High boys basketball team. The Scotties are making their second-straight trip to the district playoffs and fifth in the six-year run for coach Dave Smialowski. Union has won at least one playoff game in each of those years except one (2010).
Union schools approve armed guards
Both schools in the Union Area School District will have armed security guards in the new year. At a special meeting yesterday, the school board unanimously approved the hiring of an armed security guard for the elementary school at a salary of $11.50 per hour. Prior to the vote, the board interviewed three candidates for the position in executive session.
In The Schools: Union district renews tax break offer
Residents who plan to build homes in Union Township could be eligible for a tax break. The Union Area School Board has adopted a resolution authorizing exemption of school property taxes for new home construction assessed at $100,000 or greater.
Shooting Aftermath: Local school districts gear up for crisis plan reviews
Lawrence County’s district attorney is planning a school safety summit of sorts after the first of the year. Joshua Lamancusa said he will meet with district officials, security guards and police to determine what security measures are in place at local schools and what can be done to enhance them.
Union school board hears technology report
The Union school district’s 11th-grade literature class is in a pilot program for using iPads. The program is part of the district’s commitment to advancement in instructional technology.
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