Greetings Dolphin Families,
Welcome to Union, "Home of the Dolphins". Our school serves 600 students from the Shallotte and Ocean Isle Beach communities. We strive to educate the hearts and minds of our students through PBIS (Positive Behavior and Support) and excellent instruction by our highly qualified staff in academics as well as the arts. Dolphin PRIDE is evident as you tour our school and talk with students and staff. Our school hosts over 150 volunteers from the community who share our philosophy that our children come first as they read, eat lunch, and work with students each week. Friendly faces greet every student in the car rider line or bus parking lot to wish them a great day or safe travels home. There is no mistaking the family atmosphere in our school!
High quality instruction is reflected in our state test scores the past 9 years. Our school has also been recognized by the state as a Title 1 Reward School for the past 5 years and was recently named the NC National Title 1 Distinguished School for sustained High Performance. Our teachers plan rigorous lessons and use a variety of methods to meet the needs of our students and make learning engaging and fun! Speaking of engaging, each classrooms is dressed in the very latest technology including a Smartboard, Ipads, and even a mobile laptop lab for each grade level. With the help of our wonderful PTO, this year we purchased a Chrome Book for each of our 2nd through 5th graders to use in the classroom to enhance their learning. Our teachers continue to write and receive grants for such things as a walking classroom, play aways, STEM activity kits, alternative seating, and math 24 games. Our staff truly goes above and beyond to help students be successful!
Come and visit us to see why "The Sun is Always Shining at Union!".
Vickie Smith, Principal