My Math curriculum is utilized in grade levels K-5. Additionally, Boevers teachers collaborate to plan and implement math units designed around essential standards and concept development.
Balanced Literacy is a research-based approach that provides students a wide variety of ways in which they will become skilled readers and writers. Children are exposed to a strong reading mentor who instructs on skills, strategies, and discussions about reading. Students engage in high volumes of text that will require high levels of comprehension. Mastering this will then allow students to move to more complex texts. Balanced Literacy is greatly enriched through the use of the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model. This is a scaffolding instructional approach modeled first by the teacher (I do), next students practice through active engagement (we do), which is further practiced in a partnership (2 do), followed by independent practice (you do) of the focus skill or strategy.
Components of the Balanced Literacy framework:
Literacy Assessments (Drive instruction for Balanced Literacy components)
Discovery Science and Project Lead the Way (STEM curriculum) are utilized in grades K-5.
TCI is utilized by K-5th Grade.
The district's character education program - Character Counts! - includes six character qualities taught and reinforced during the year. Each site develops its own program around these character qualities.
Gifted and Talented Program
Children who are identified as “gifted and talented” may participate in additional academic studies, having demonstrated potential abilities of high performance capability and needing differentiated or accelerated education or services.
Extended Day Program
The Union Extended Day Program (EDP) was created to provide safe, alternative educational child care, enhancing the child’s extended day for students enrolled in kindergarten through seventh grade.
The Reflections program offers students the opportunity to create works of art for fun and recognition. Students in preschool through grade 12 are encouraged to create and submit works of art in six areas: dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and the visual arts (which includes art forms such as drawing, painting, print making, and collage).
Students, through their art class, may participate in an annual fine arts festival showcasing the creative works and talents of elementary and secondary students.
Union Intramural Sports provides Union students opportunities to participate in athletics at a recreational level in flag football, basketball, and volleyball.
Other curriculum offerings or programs include: