Union Grove Middle School
Enrollment* | Total Students - 1137 | Administrators - 4 | Counselors - 3 | Certified Staff - 51
Principal - Mr. Sean Thompson
Mission - Unity. Growth. Maturity. Success.
Vision - Union Grove Middle School will be one of the top performing middle schools in the Atlanta metro area in both student achievement and growth indicators. We are committed to providing appropriately rigorous and engaging learning opportunities to our Wolverine students, while also affording student growth opportunities for all performance levels of Wolverine learners at Union Grove Middle School. The cornerstone of an effectively engaging and supportive learning environment hinges on connectivity with all Wolverine stakeholders along with community connections that can support and enhance the learning experience for our Middle School Wolverines. The combination of effective instruction and connectivity begins in our elementary feeder schools and extends into our high school, as we strive to ensure that all stakeholders at all levels are committed to the Wolverine Way from kindergarten to graduation, and that the short three-year time spent at UGMS is the vital mid-point of that 13 year journey. Through this intentional understanding of the vital importance of the middle school experience, we can ensure that our learners remain Wolverines for 13 years in the Union Grove family of schools.
210 East Lake Rd., McDonough, GA 30252 | Main# 678.583.8978 | Fax# 770.954.3525
7th Grade Wolverine Alex McElhannon recently pulled a double accomplishment, or triple accomplishment, really, after he secured a win at UGM in the Young Georgia Authors Competition, then went on to accomplish the same at the Henry County level of competition, then again at the Griffin RESA Regional level! Alex will now go on to represent Union Grove and Henry County at the state competition. While we hope Alex is successful at the state level, the experience has already proven beneficial for him. According to his mom, Jennifer, "We are so proud of Alex. He really is a bright kid, but also a kind soul.
It makes us so happy to see his confidence grow with his accomplishments. We are also grateful to everyone at UGMS for providing encouragement and great opportunities like this writing contest." Best of luck Alex, and know you've already made Union Grove proud!.
For the first time in UGM history, an entire class of students are enrolled in a high school course...in 7th grade.
The classroom, lead by Ms. Jovina Pierre, have been in advanced and accelerated preparation for this opportunity
since 4th grade in their elementary schools. When in 4th grade, students were already being exposed to 5th grade math, and while in 5th grade, were exposed to the remaining 5th grade and all 6th grade math content, finally compressing all 7th and 8th grade standards into one year as sixth graders. Now, as a group of 12 and 13 year-old 7th graders, theses students will be earning high school grades, credit, and even taking the high school End of Course (EOC) Assessment.
Although the students have been high flyers in math, the course presents its own unique challenges. "In this course, it's something you just can't study for...we have to learn how to study," says Jada Jackson, a class member and also a member of the Lady Wolverine Volleyball Team. To be successful, like in volleyball, it requires a team effort, including
help from home. "Every day, my dad helps me by encouraging me to try something new, or he learns the material and helps, too". We know our 7th grade group, working together, will continue to make us proud both in this year,
and years beyond.
Congratulations to the 2021 Wolverines Men's Track Team, who placed 1st in the March 29th Henry County Field Championships at McDonough Middle School. Highlighting the team's 97 point plus total were individual performances by Zion Greene and Rodrick Davis, who placed first and third, respectively, in the High Jump Finals; JaMichael Jones, who placed third in the Long Jump Finals; Zaiden Greene, who placed first in the Triple Jump Finals; and Landen Harris, who placed 1st in the Shot Put Finals.
Additional Wolverines contributing to the total score included Luke Peterson, Khamari Mairs-Rahim, Johan Alvarez, Stephyn Chambers, and Sebastian Macias. We are proud to bring home yet another trophy during our 2020-2021 athletic season, and we can't wait to see what great things may come as these athletes continue their careers at Union Grove High School!
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Teachers and Staff: 51