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Class Of 2019- Things to know! Image

Class Of 2019- Things to know!

It’s almost here! Here are a few things you must know before graduation.
If you have questions please contact Mrs. J. Smith or Mrs. Clemons
Graduation Practice: June 10 ~ 2:00pm (Mandatory)
Graduation: June 11 ~ 6:00pm (be there by 4:45pm)
GRADUATION PRACTICE ~ June 10, 2019 (2:00pm)
            Location: Central Office Gymnasium (Behind Middle School)
            Date: June 10, 2019
            Time: Be there by 2:00pm
Dress: NO Cap and Gown necessary,  comfortable clothes.
Misc Info: Practice will take about 2 hours.  

GRADUATION (THE BIG DAY) ~ June 11, 2019 (Be there by 4:45 pm)
               Location: Central office Gymnasium (HOWEVER, YOU WILL NEED TO REPORT TO
               Date: June 11, 2019
               Time: All graduates must arrive by 4:45pm
Graduation begins at 6:00pm.
DO NOT BE LATE ~ Allow extra travel time for traffic
TICKETS: Each student will receive 10 tickets for the graduation ceremony.  
Extra tickets will not be issued through the school.  
Students may make arrangements with their peers to obtain extra tickets.  
ALL student fees must be paid to receive graduation tickets (student fees, parking tickets, Chromebook fees, etc.)
                           Dress Code is strictly enforced for Graduation.
Girls:  Girls are to wear dressy attire that does not hang below the hem of the gown,  dress shoes with a back or strap that will be appropriate for walking across the stage.  No flip flops, wedges are best for walking.

Boys:  Boys are to wear dress shirts with a collar and tie, dress pants and dress shoes/clean boots.  Flip flops, work boots, shorts, and blue jeans are not allowed.

If you need assistance acquiring clothes for graduation, please let Mrs. Smith or Mrs. Clemons know as soon as possible.
HANDICAP SEATING: If you have a family member that will require handicap seating,  we will need to know by MAY 17. Due to limited space, we will allow 1 additional family member to accompany this individual in the handicap seating area.  Please submit the appropriate documentation to Ms. Parrish if you will need Handicap seating for a family member at graduation.
DEADLINE: May 17, 3:30pm
NO cap decorations allowed
NO gum allowed
NO cell phones or other electronic devices during ceremony
All students will process(enter) and recess(exit) together
Lastly, please direct all graduation and awards day questions to Mrs. J. Smith or Mrs. Clemons.  We want this to be an exciting and memorable occasion for you, your family, and your fellow classmates. Let’s represent Uwharrie Charter Academy with PRIDE.
More Important Info
~All outstanding school fees must be paid prior to graduation practice. Students will be contacted individually.
~Seniors will receive their graduation tickets at graduation practice. 
~Graduation practice is mandatory. Junior Marshals are required to attend.
~On Monday, June 10th seniors should park at the high school to be shuttled to the middle school for graduation practice no later than 1:45 pm
~ Carpooling the night of graduation is strongly encouraged.

News & Announcements

UCA Student raises money for K-9 Unit Featured Photo

UCA Student raises money for K-9 Unit

The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office K-9's will be sporting protective vests thanks to a recent donation from a local teenager. Eliana Hancock, a 16-year-old Uwharrie Charter Academy student, was upset when she read an article about a K-9 without a vest that was fatally shot while on duty. “I just don’t think it’s fair that the officers have (vests) and the dogs don’t because they risk as much as the people do,” Hancock said. Hancock asked her grandmother to call RCSO to see whether or not its K-9's had protective vests. When she learned they didn’t, she decided to do something about it. She sold potbellied pigs. “We already had two potbellied pigs and they had babies. I sold those and made money from it and thought, ‘Well, I’ll just breed potbellied pigs until I raise the money.’ ” Recently, Hancock donated the $3,000 she made to the sheriff’s office. “We do appreciate it,” Special Operations Capt. Kevin Walton said. “It means a lot to us and it means a lot to the handlers. “Our K-9 program has been lacking over the last several years and I’ve been tasked with getting it back up to speed. Anything like this helps out tremendously.” Currently, the sheriff’s office is in the process of searching for the best vests to purchase, but once the decision is made, K-9's Red, Bronx and Ripley will be better protected while on duty. The vests will likely cost $600-$700 each. Currently, there are three K-9's at the sheriff’s office. That doesn’t include K-9 Lizzy, who is in the process of retiring. Deputy Cody Jordan is Red’s handler. The bloodhound has been with the sheriff’s office for over a year, while the two newest recruits — Bronx and Ripley — were just recently purchased. Bronx specializes in tracking, narcotics, article searching and aggression. Ripley is trained in narcotics and article searching. They and Red currently have no protection while on duty. Within the first few weeks on duty, Bronx tracked and found a suspect within 10 minutes of his arrival on the scene, and Ripley located drugs during a search. The dogs quickly pay for themselves, according to Walton, so it’s important they’re well protected. A third new K-9 will soon be joining the pack, meaning four vests will be needed to ensure the protection of all of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office K-9's.
UCA Baseball Wins 1A State Championship Featured Photo

UCA Baseball Wins 1A State Championship

Four years ago, a group of then freshmen told Uwharrie Charter Academy varsity baseball coach Van Hurley they were there to win a state championship. On Saturday at Five County Stadium, those freshmen, now seniors, delivered on their promise. Senior Spencer Lanier led the Eagles to the NCHSAA state 1-A championship with a 10-2 victory over Rosewood in Game 2 of the best-of-three state title series. UCA, the 10th seed, set up the sweep with a 6-4 win over Rosewood in Game 1 earlier in the day. The victories give UCA a final record of 26-5, while No. 2 seeded Rosewood ends the year 23-6. Mason Little threw a one-hitter in Game 2 to clinch the series for the Eagles. He walked three and struck out five. He pitched five hitless innings before giving up a hit in the sixth. Little faced more than four batters in an inning just once in earning the victory. Lanier had four hits in the first game and two more in the second game as the baseball team joins the UCA wrestling team in taking home state championships. Lanier had five RBIs and scored four runs in the two games. After the win in Game 1, the Eagles spotted Rosewood a run in the third inning of Game 2, but the UCA bats responded with two runs in the third and seven in the fourth ining for a 9-1 lead. Lanier had a two-run single in the third, which gave the Eagles the lead for good, and UCA recorded seven hits in the fourth, including an RBI hit from Colt Wilkins, a two-run hit from Colby Hammer and RBI hits from Lanier, Jonathan Weaver and Braylon Hayes. UCA came close to ending the game in five innings. UCA recorded 12 hits in the contest with Wilkins getting three, Hayes three, Lanier two and Hunter Hill two. The opener resumed in the bottom of the second inning Saturday morning with UCA holding a 2-0 lead. Rosewood recorded its first two hits, the second an RBI double by Patrick Jones to cut the UCA lead to 2-1. Rosewood then took the lead with a pair of runs on three hits in the third, but UCA regained the lead with a two-run fifth. Lanier tripled and he scored on a wild pitch. Braylen Hayes doubled in Jonathan Weaver, who had reached on a fielder’s choice. Rosewood threatened a couple of times, but Hamlet recorded some key strikeouts, including one that stranded runners on second and third in the sixth. Hamlet made that one-run lead stand up until he gave the team some needed breathing room with a two-run homer in the seventh inning, Rosewood managed to make things interesting in the bottom of the seventh with a leadoff double by Logan Price. Price came home on an error and Rosewood put the tying runs on base before Hamlet induced a fly ball to end the contest. Hamlet went the distance for Uwharrie Charter on the mound, allowing four runs, three earned, while scattering eight hits and three walks in the outing. He struck out 11 to pick up the complete game win. Tanner McKeel was tagged with the loss for Rosewood, giving up four runs, three earned, while he allowed eight hits, five walks while striking out seven in his six innings of work. Lanier, who is headed to Louisburg, was named the state 1-A championship series most valuable player.
Registration for Summer Driver's Ed Classes now open Featured Photo

Registration for Summer Driver's Ed Classes now open

The summer driver's ed book portion classes are now open for registration. You will need to click the link below and this will re-direct you to the page where you will register your child. UCA will not register for you. You will need to signup under ANY Randolph County High School of your preference (please click on the specific high school) then complete the registration. Please read over all the information provided through the Driver's Ed link. Please note that taking a class over the summer will allow your child to complete this portion in less time than taking it in the fall. Also, if your child is planning to play a sport in the fall/winter your child should plan on taking it over the summer. If you chose to wait your child could risk getting their permit/license late as most coaches do not allow their athletes to miss a month of season to take this course. If you have trouble accessing the link please go to Uwharriecharter.org scroll to the bottom and in the "Quick Link" section select Driver's Education option and follow the steps to register.