50 Jr. High Students Visit Washington D.C.

Last week, 50 UC Jr. High students, along with five teachers and administrators, visited Washington D.C. The students visited many sites. During the trip, they had the honor of having four of our own students (Jude Connor, Wade Botkin, Corbin Richards, Connor Walser) lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. These young men were selected by a committee after they wrote an essay explaining the meaning behind the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

This was arranged by Bobby Durbin and we are so grateful for that! It was a great experience for the students and a once in a lifetime opportunity for them.

Please take a couple of minutes to watch the video below.

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NS Iron Sharpens Iron - April 5

Iron Sharpens Iron April 5
Congratulations to the following students for earning Iron Sharpens Iron t-shirts. Thank you, Chief Shoemaker and the UCFD for helping to recognize students who work hard to be great students. K - Aubree D., Eva L., and Tegan S.; 1 - Trevor H. and Lariah W.; 2 - Dallas F. and Remi C.; 3 - Jackson L. and Aleah M.; 5 - Chloe F. and Kya D.; 6 - Gabby O. and Becca O.
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Daddy-Daughter Dance

The Class of 2021 will host a Daddy-Daughter dance on Friday, April 12 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

All girls K- 6th grade from North Side Elementary School and their dads are invited to a dance held at the North Side Gym. The theme is “A Seussical Night” to celebrate a fun Dr. Seuss-style night. It will be a great time with music, dancing, snacks, and a chance to get your picture taken.

The cost of the dance is $5 for Daddy and Daughter. If you are a family with more than one daughter, it is just an additional $1 per daughter. The maximum family cost is $7. If you plan to attend, please return the form that was sent home to your teacher or the North Side office with your money by Wednesday, April 10th.
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Digital Citizenship Parent Night

Digital Citizenship Parent Night on April 10
Randolph Eastern School Corporation would like to invite parents to our Digital Citizenship Parent Night on Wednesday, April 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the high school cafetorium. Teachers and administrators will be hosting a conversation about topics including:
  • Social Media - privacy and protecting yourself
  • Fake News - what’s fake and what’s not?
  • ILEARN - the new state assessment students take this month
  • Graduation Pathways - the new state requirements
We are excited to host this conversation. We are all in this together!

Snacks will be provided and child care will be available.

We hope you can join us from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10.
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Champion Challenge Week

It's NorthSide's Champion Challenge Week! Third-grade students are bringing home a piggy bank for the week to collect money for their 529 college savings plan. Randolph County Promise will match the amount each student collects. If they collect $25, Randolph County Promise will donate $75 to their account!

Third-grade students should: 
  • Find people who want to encourage and support you in your education. This could be your grandparents, teachers, pastors, doctors, friends, etc. Please do not go door to door!
  • Place any money your Champions give you in your piggy bank.
  • If you can finish collecting $25 during our Champion Week, RC Promise will give you an additional $75 in your account, otherwise, they will match dollar for dollar what you have collected.
  • Please have donors who want to write a check and/or would like a receipt make the checks out to Community Foundation of Randolph County and put on the memo line: child’s name-Promise
  • If money has already been put into your account since December 1, 2018, the donor needs to produce the canceled check or receipt and put it in the piggy bank for a receipt from CFRC.
  • Return your piggy bank and money on or before April 8 so that the money can be counted and turned in. Your piggy bank will be returned to you with a receipt in it from the Community Foundation.
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Hoggatt Receives National NHS Scholarship


Union City Jr./ Sr. High School Student Awarded Prestigious National Honor Society Scholarship

Reagan Hoggatt is one of 575 semifinalists receiving

a $3,200 NHS scholarship

The National Honor Society (NHS) announced that Reagan Hoggatt, a high school senior at Union City Jr./ Sr. High School and member of the NHS, has been selected as an NHS Scholarship semifinalist. Hoggatt was chosen from more than 11,000 applicants and will receive a $3,200 scholarship toward higher education.

For nearly 100 years, NHS members have been making a difference in their schools and communities and the NHS Scholarship is NASSP’s way of recognizing the most exceptional of these student leaders. Recipients are chosen based on their demonstrated work to support the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

At UCJSHS, Hoggatt has served as Class President, Student Body Vice President, Vice President of Hospitality for Indiana DECA, and has participated in her school musicals and in Student Council.  She's been a four year member of the Cross Country, Basketball, and Track teams, has helped mentor students, and has volunteered over 100 hours in local community service opportunities. This fall, she will attend DePauw University in Greencastle, IN to study Communications as a member of the Media Fellows Program, and Kinesiology.

Since 1946, more than $15 million in scholarships has been awarded to outstanding NHS senior members to support college access and student success. The scholarship program is supported by the parent organization of NHS, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

For more information about the NHS, the scholarship, and the 2019 recipients, visit  www.nhs.us.



The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and voice for principals and other school leaders across the United States. NASSP seeks to transform education through school leadership, recognizing that the fulfillment of each student’s potential relies on great leaders in every school committed to the success of each student. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Student Council.

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Three Jr. High Students Acting it Up with Jay County Civic Theatre

Students Living the Dream
UC Students Living the Dream! Three Jr. High Students Acting it Up with Jay County Civic Theatre
By Brad Hoggatt

In June 2019, Jay County Civic Theatre will be presenting the Broadway smash hit “Newsies”, based on the 1992 musical Newsies, which in turn was inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City. The show has music by Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast), lyrics by Jack Feldman, and a book by Harvey Fierstein based on film's screenplay by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White. The musical premiered at the Paper Mill Playhouse in 2011 and made its Broadway debut in 2012, where it played for more than 1,000 performances before touring. In 2012, “Newsies” was nominated for 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Three local youth, eighth graders Kalam and Sylaris Denney, along with seventh grader Sullivan Thomas, recently auditioned for this upcoming production. Over 100 people auditioned for roles in this show, including people from Fort Wayne, Celina, and even some college students from Ball State University. Excitedly, all three earned parts in this highly-competitive market. Those auditioning were required to read lines, sing, and learn a dance routine. Shannie Denney, mother of Kalam and Sylaris, is a very proud parent. “The kids didn’t earn a major role, but knowing that they were asked to participate considering how many people tried out is pretty awesome and amazing!”

As dreams go, one cannot discount coming from a small town. Great things can happen to anyone at anytime, from any place. The community is encouraged to support this group of young thespians by attending this fantastic show. For ticket information, please be in contact with the Jay County Civic Theatre in Portland, Indiana.
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UCJSHS Artist Spotlight - March

Congratulations to Sylaris Denney for being the focus of the March UCJSHS Artist Spotlight! Click Here to learn more about our spotlight artists and their most recent works.
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UC FFA Chapter's Recent Exciting Accomplishments

FFA has been busy this past month with several exciting accomplishments. 

1) UC FFA CDE (Judging) teams were honored at the 97th Annual Randolph County Farmers' Achievement Banquet. Over the past year, Union City had 5 of the 9 County Champion teams (Dairy, Soils, Meats, Dairy Foods, and Livestock Skillathon), and 6 students were honored as Individual County Champions.

2) UC FFA teams placed 4th and 7th out of 20 teams in the highly competitive District IX Small Engines CDE. Ian Glunt and Braydon Hoggatt qualified for the State Contest next month, and Rylan Glunt and Alec Spence did a great job as 7th-Graders competing against high school teams.

3) UC FFA had 3 individuals place first with their District Proficiency Application. This is a 20-page application highlighting the students' Supervised Agriculture Experience Program. Students keep records of their Agriculture Placement or Entrepreneurship. Katie Reichard placed first in Poultry Production Entrepreneurship, Derick Williams in Turfgrass Management Placement, and Ian Glunt in Diversified Crop Placement. They are now competing against the other 11 District winners.

4) UC FFA President Derick Williams is slated to serve as District IX FFA President for the 2019-2020 school year. This is a tremendous honor, and from what I have heard, the last UC Student to lead the District was in the 1980s.
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UCJSHS Honor Roll for 3rd Nine Weeks

Congratulations to the students earning Honor Roll for the third nine-week grading period.

SENIOR ALL A’s – Success Brodie, Madison Fischer, and Courtney Whitesel.
JUNIOR ALL A’s –Quinton Adkins, Grace Collins, Evelyn Downey, Allen Gonzalez, Katie Reichard, and Derick Williams.
SOPHOMORE ALL A’s – Ryan Armantrout, Kyle Buckingham, Cristian Cardona, Madison Garrett, Ian Glunt, Collin Perry, Hunter Reagan, Tabius Reagan, Erik Terriquez, Michael Vore, and Chloe Wyatt.
FRESHMEN ALL A’s – Mark Brown, Hunter Curry, Camden Downey, Katherine Elliott, Hannah Fischer, Braydon Hoggatt, Cale Jefferis, Hailee Jones, Emily Livingston, Angie Osornio-Machuca, Carlee Rismiller, Andrea Sanders, and Christina Sowinski.
8th GRADE ALL A’s – Parker Abel, Madeline Burns, Jude Connor, Sylaris Denney, Landen Dickman, Emily Evans, Gabriela Gonzalez-Neels, Parker Kerns, and Elly O’Connor.
7th GRADE All A’s – Owen Dowler, Camryn Fischer, Zackary Fulk, Rylan Glunt, Angel Nieto, and Sullivan Thomas.

SENIOR A’s & B’s – Jasmine Ballard, Emalee Bocanegra, Jacob Bradbury, Antonio Calderon, Mya Carpenter, Maria Casillas-Romero, Jacob Curry, Reagan Hoggatt, Baylie Hunt, Cameron Luster, Sophia Spence, and Corey Whitesel.
JUNIOR A’s & B’s – Payne Abel, Jacob Connor, Mackenzie Green, Gavyn Livingston, Heidi Livingston, Mya Maloy, Ethan Mann, Bryten Stewart, Braxton Wright, and Morgan Wymer.
SOPHOMORE A’s & B’s – Areli Banda, Sergio Banda-Duque, Savannah Brewer, Mackenzie Charles, Hunter Clay, Hanna Denney, Lucas Lykins, Madison Moore, Alexandria Partin, and Taylor Rains.
FRESHMEN A’s & B’s – Peyton Bogue, Mariah Claywell, Grace Lutz, Skylie Lutz, Rylan Mote, Kali Strait, and Brenden Wright.
8th GRADE A’s & B’s – Kalam Denney, Payton Dye, Leah English, Erika Grimes, Kaylee Hardwick, Raquel Jasso, Makenzi Jeronimo, Heather Lawrence, Emeren Lopez-Mariscal, Evan Mann, Whitney Sells, Grace Shoemaker, and Mallory Wymer.
7th GRADE A’s & B’s – Annalise Banda, Wade Botkin, Richard Carmona-Chavez, Kaybree Cooper, Skylar Dye, Jesse Gonzalez, Carlos Lara III, Noah New, Andrew Osornio-Machuca, Corbin Richards, Caiden Roth, Makenna Simmons, Alec Spence, and Connor Walser.
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    • Central Office

      Randolph Eastern School Corp
      731 N. Plum Street
      Union City, IN 47390

      Aaron Black, Superintendent
      Tel: 765-964-4994
      Fax: 765-964-6590

      Jr.-Sr. High School

      Union City Jr.-Sr. HS
      603 N. Walnut Street
      Union City, IN 47390

      Neal Adams, Principal
      Tel: 765-964-4840
      Fax: 765-964-3775
    • Elementary

      North Side Elementary
      905 N. Plum Street
      Union City, IN 47390

      Mark Winkle, Principal
      Tel: 765-964-6430
      Fax: 765-964-3445

      Vision Statement

      RESC will inspire, instruct, and support our students as they develop into responsible, productive citizens.
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