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Cedar Ridge Teacher of the Year

Cedar Ridge Elementary -  Kim Strom, Counselor Counselor Kim Strom has been named the Cedar Ridge Teacher of the year for 2019-2020. “Even from my youth, I have had a desire and a sense of purpose in helping people,” Strom said. “As a school counselor, there are so many situations where reaching out to students and families is prime. My position is so diversified in that I have the opportunity to interact with individual and small groups of children, parents and families, staff, PTA, and community members.  I also am privileged to go multiple times into all of the regular classes to teach lessons that help promote good character, anti-bullying and safety.”  Strom likes to teach lessons that will influence students all of their lives, such as, The Seven Habits of Happy Kids.  “The information provides applicable and pertinent life skills.  The students can engage in fun and playful activities and can acquire knowledge without even realizing they are learning.  I enjoy sensing their excitement.  Strom started as the counselor for the “Advancing Children Toward Success” (A.C.T.S.) pilot program at Roy Clark Elementary in January of 2000.  Later, she served as Briarglen’s counselor for five years. She is currently in my 14th year as counselor at Cedar Ridge. Strom’s education background: •	B.A. Degree in Psychology from Olivet Nazarene College •	Teaching Certification through course work at Azusa Pacific College •	M.S. Degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern State University •	1-year certificate from Rhema Bible Training Center •	Course work through Plumbline Ministries •	Mandt Training Certificate through Union Public Schools •	Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED through the Red Cross

Cedar Ridge Elementary -  Kim Strom, Counselor

Counselor Kim Strom has been named the Cedar Ridge Teacher of the year for 2019-2020.

“Even from my youth, I have had a desire and a sense of purpose in helping people,” Strom said. “As a school counselor, there are so many situations where reaching out to students and families is prime. My position is so diversified in that I have the opportunity to interact with individual and small groups of children, parents and families, staff, PTA, and community members.  I also am privileged to go multiple times into all of the regular classes to teach lessons that help promote good character, anti-bullying and safety.”

Strom likes to teach lessons that will influence students all of their lives, such as, The Seven Habits of Happy Kids.  “The information provides applicable and pertinent life skills.  The students can engage in fun and playful activities and can acquire knowledge without even realizing they are learning.  I enjoy sensing their excitement.

Strom started as the counselor for the “Advancing Children Toward Success” (A.C.T.S.) pilot program at Roy Clark Elementary in January of 2000.  Later, she served as Briarglen’s counselor for five years. She is currently in her14th year as counselor at Cedar Ridge.

Strom’s education background:
•    B.A. Degree in Psychology from Olivet Nazarene College
•    Teaching Certification through course work at Azusa Pacific College
•    M.S. Degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern State University
•    1-year certificate from Rhema Bible Training Center
•    Course work through Plumbline Ministries
•    Mandt Training Certificate through Union Public Schools
•    Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED through the Red Cross
 

Coronavirus Updates

Free Drive-Thru Meals for Children

Union Schools is offering FREE drive-thru meal pick-ups at three locations. Details

Last Day of School is May 22

Friday, May 22 will be the last day of school for the 2019-20 year. Additional time will be added to the school day for students in grades 6-8 beginning Monday, March 23, and continue through the end of the school year.

“Due to two days of school that were cancelled due to inclement weather, the district calendar had to be adjusted to meet the minimum state requirement of 1,080 hours of instruction,” Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler said. “We wanted to adjust the calendar so students don’t have to come back after Memorial Day.

Modifications to the school schedule will be made as follows:

  1. Add one day at the end of the year, with Friday, May 22, being the last day of school;
  2. Elementary schools:  No change to the schedule. They have enough school hours to meet the required 1,080 hours.
  3. 6th & 7th Grade Center:  4 minutes added to the end of the school day effective Monday, March 23 (the day after spring break). 
  4. 8th Grade Center:  2 minutes added to the end of each day after March 23.
  5. Union High School Freshman Academy:  No change to current times.
  6. Union High School:  Friday, April 10 will be a “virtual day,” with students working on assignments from home.  

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