Union Elementary School hosts open house


BUCKHANNON — Union Elementary School (UES) hosted their open house on Monday, August 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. for the fresh start of the new 2022-2023 school year.

Students were given a “scavenger hunt” on an index card to obtain signatures from the principal and teachers at different stations throughout the building. Once students obtained all the needed signatures, they were able to take the index card to the back of the school outside for a shaved ice from Frost Frigid Frog Shaved Ice. The event was sponsored by the UES Parent Teacher Organization.

Several students in attendance exclaimed how excited they were for the new school year, while others either shed tears or were shy and nervous for the new change.

Union Elementary is a school that exemplifies excellence! Recently selected as an Empowerment School, Union has distinguished itself as a leader among elementary schools across the nation. The single school in West Virginia is to be selected as a National School of Character. Union is a place where students and families thrive. They pride themselves in integrity first, service above self and excellence in all that they do.

Academically, their students excel. The students at Union are innovative and look for ways to help other – they are the future! The students know they can change the world and inspire others around them.

A few days ago, Union Elementary celebrated Mrs. Florence Tenney, who completed 39 years of teaching. The school released a statement in honor of Tenney, “Happy Retirement to Mrs. Tenney and thank you for the commitment, love and hard work you have put in for our students over the years. You have impacted countless lives, and your presence at Union will be greatly missed,” expressed UES Principal Eric Brand.

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