Phone: 704-238-8883


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Tara Malone

2022-2023 Middle School Student Council 

8th Grade Representatives: Chris Baker and Parker Frashier






Welcome to Mrs. Malone's 8th Grade Social Studies Class!

I am so happy that we are about to start the 2022-2023 school year, and I can't wait to share my love of history with all of my new students. I have been teaching at Union Academy since 2008, and teaching overall since 2000. I graduated from the University of California, Davis with a BA, with a dual major in History and Political Science. I went on to receive a Master's Degree in Education from Sacramento State University. This year our course of study will be North Carolina and the United States: creation and development of the State and Nation. Eighth Grade Social Studies entails study of North Carolina and the United States, and will follow the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. 


  • Canvas will be used daily by students in this course. My 8th Grade Social Studies Course Syllabus can be found located on my Canvas page. Below is a link that is designed by the Union Academy IT department and will provide you with all necessary resources and How To Lists for technology.


    • Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:00 
    • Please contact Mrs. Malone if you need to schedule alternate days/times.


    • Tests, Quizzes and Projects– 45%
    • Classwork – 35%
    • Skills Check – 20%
    Parents and students are encouraged to check your or your student's academic progress at any time on the Powerschool website. Assignments will be graded in a timely fashion, and grades will be updated on Powerschool weekly. 


  • Communication regarding student's daily assignments, projects and test dates will be shared through

    • 8th grade Team's Monday Minutes
    • Student's Canvas Calendar 

Monday Minutes