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Cedar Ridge Elementary

Welcome to Cedar Ridge Elementary School.

Principal Ellen Crager

Cedar Ridge Elementary School
9817 S. Mingo Road
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133-5123

Office Hours:
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

School Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8:25 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
Friday: 8:50 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.

Main Phone: 918-357-4331 / Fax: 918-357-8600

Counselor Kim Strom 918-357-8616 / Contact School Nurse

Resources    
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Cedar Ridge Twitter Bulletin

Cedar Ridge Elementary News

  • #UBeThere - Plug In, Press Playy

    12.10.18

    Originally posted December 10, 2018 Orchestras overwhelm the senses when all sounds are present. Your attendance is instrumental. Without you, our power is greatly diminished.   Going to class every day is important. Ten unexcused absences cancel your performance.  Your sad solo becomes a symphony of none. Making beautiful music together is more than  just showing up . . . but it’s a great place to start. #UBeThere #ReptheU continue reading

  • #UBeThere - Show Up, Take Down

    11.26.18

    Originally posted November 26, 2018 Freestyle isn’t a successful strategy when it comes to attendance.  If you’re going to take it to the mat, you must consistently make contact, and that means being present.  A half-nelson won’t cut it.  We need you fully engaged. Going to class every day is important. Ten unexcused absences keep you off the mat, and you take the fall. Maybe it’s time for a reversal. A victory is more than just showing up . . . but it’s ... continue reading

  • #UBeThere - Daily Habit, Amazing Routine

    11.19.18

    Originally posted November 19, 2018 School spirit is a commitment. It requires that you be here, body and soul. Without a strong base, the pyramid falls apart. It’s the same in life.   Going to class every day is important. Ten unexcused absences cancel your performance. Absence is the spirit-killer.  A crowd-pleasing routine is more than just showing up . . .  but it’s a great place to start. #UBeThere #ReptheU continue reading

  • #UBeThere - In Class, Corps Value

    11.08.18

    Originally posted November 8, 2018 Not showing up for class is behavior unbefitting an officer. You need determination and grit to have a successful life and career in the reserved armed forces – and that means being there. Going to class every day is important. Ten unexcused absences keep you out of JROTC. A successful commission is more than just showing up . . . but it’s a great place to start. #UBeThere #ReptheU continue reading

  • Fall Break Oct. 17-19

    10.16.18

    Originally posted October 9, 2018 There is no school Wednesday - Friday, October 17-19, 2018, to allow for parent-teacher conferences on Wednesday, and Fall Break on Thursday and Friday. The Early Childhood Education Center will be in school on Wednesday, October 17, but closed Thursday and Friday. continue reading

  • Dads, father figures visit with Cedar Ridge kindergarteners

    10.15.18

    Originally posted October 15, 2018 Cedar Ridge Elementary School invited dads and stand-ins for dads, including a few moms, granddads and even officers from the Tulsa Police Department, Friday for the school's annual Dad's Day event. Dads read books with kids, promoting literacy and the importance of reading and enjoyed refreshments. The kindergarten classes and dads also enjoyed a friendly tug-of-way inside the gym because it was raining outside. Students also got to look at TPD's MRAP ... continue reading

  • Prescription Drug Take Back Day set Oct. 27

    10.15.18

    Originally posted October 15, 2018 Bring your unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs for safe and proper disposal for Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, October 27. Drop-off locations will be at Union High School and Ellen Ochoa Elementary. No syringes, inhalers or liquids accepted. Drop off here: Union High School north parking lot, 6636 S. Mingo, or Ellen Ochoa Elementary, 3303 S. 121st E. Ave. Tulsa County ranked #16 out of all counties ... continue reading

  • #UBeThere - Tune In, March On

    10.12.18

    Originally posted October 12, 2018 When you’re not here, the music STOPS.  It’s not just a sad song, it’s NO SONG. Going to class every day is important. Ten unexcused absences cancel your performance. It’s the sound of silence.  A knock-out performance is more than just showing up . . .  but it’s a great place to start. #UBeThere #ReptheU continue reading

  • Union football game moved to Thursday, Oct. 11

    10.10.18

    Originally posted October 8, 2018   IMPORTANT INFO! The @UnionFootball game vs. Moore will be on THURSDAY, Oct. 11 not Friday. We apologize for the late notice but hope you can join the Redskins as they take on the Lions! Thursday, Oct 11 300 N. Eastern Ave, Moore, OK @UnionFootball vs Moore 7:00pm — Union Athletics (@Union_Athletics) October 8, 2018 continue reading

  • Career Day at Cedar Ridge

    10.10.18

    Originally posted October 10, 2018 Students in Rachael Grigg’s 2nd grade class at Cedar Ridge have been dreaming and writing about their future careers.  "We have scientists, artists, a teacher, a doctor, a Chik-Fil-A worker, a salon owner, a navy officer, an astronaut, an engineer,  a palaeontologist, a fire fighter, an architect, athletes, entertainers, and many more!  The future looks bright with these kids in charge," she said. continue reading

  • Health & Wellness Fair under way until 6 p.m. today

    10.10.18

    Originally posted October 10, 2018 The 5th Annual Union Health & Wellness Fair is under way at the UMAC and it is already attracting good crowds. The fair is open to employees, retirees and their families until 6 p.m. today.  Sponsored by OU-Physicians-Tulsa and Union Public Schools, the fair will give away prizes and provide a free wellness screening, free hearing screening and free annual flu shots - and lots more. Several vendors are also present, many offering free items, as well as ... continue reading

  • #UBeThere - In Class, In Character

    10.07.18

    Originally posted October 7, 2018 ‘To Be or Not to Be’ in school . . . there really is NO question. Mastering your craft requires stage PRESENCE. You can’t phone it in.   Going to class every day is important. Ten unexcused absences cancel your performance. The show must go on. Alas, it proceeds without you.  A standing ovation isn’t earned just by showing up . . .  but it’s a great place to start. #UBeThere #ReptheU continue reading

  • Libby Sparkman named Cedar Ridge Teacher of the Year

    10.03.18

    Originally posted October 3, 2018 Libby Sparkman has been named Cedar Ridge's Teacher of the Year!! Congratulations!  Her passion is math and is the math teacher for all of fourth grade! Her homeroom students couldn't be more proud of her! continue reading

  • #UBeThere - Show Up, Suit Up

    10.03.18

    Originally posted October 3, 2018 You’ve got to be in the game to win it. If you’re not present in mind, body, and spirit, the game is yours to lose. It’s the same in life.   Going to class every day is important. Ten unexcused absences keep you out of the game. Winning is more than just showing up . . . but it’s a great place to start. #UBeThere #ReptheU continue reading

  • Coat donations needed

    10.02.18

    Originally posted October 2, 2018 First Baptist is hosting a Coat Night Giveaway at the Caring Center South (just west of the 6/7 Grade Center) on November 5 from 6-8 pm. If you have a coat to donate, please drop it off at your child's school or at the Caring Center South. continue reading

  • 5th Annual Union Health & Wellness Fair Oct. 10

    09.24.18

    Originally posted September 25, 2018 Union employees, retirees and their families are invited to the 5th Annual Union Health & Wellness Fair from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, sponsored by OU-Physicians-Tulsa and Union Public Schools. There will be a free wellness screening, free hearing screening and free annual flu shots - and lots more. Plus there will be vendors, snacks and more. See flyer for more details - download link on this page. There will be an early bird free wellness ... continue reading

  • Enroll now for fall Community Education classes

    09.13.18

    Originally posted September 10, 2018 Enroll now for Community Education Fall Classes! See the fall catalog. Classes include theatre, Bricks 4 Kids, Combat Zone and more. The Union Community Education program is designed to provide opportunities for students, parents and patrons to become involved in our schools by participating in lifelong learning.  Hobbies, arts and crafts, martial arts, fitness, dancing, or other interests - you will find it here in Community Education! The variety ... continue reading

  • Enroll now for Fall Break Camp

    09.10.18

    Originally posted September 10, 2018 The Union Extended Day Program will host a fall break camp October 17-19 at Jefferson Elementary School, 8418 S. 107th E. Ave., for students currently enrolled at Union Public Schools pre-kindergarten to fifth grade. This year's theme is Picnics, Pumpkins and Parks, Oh My! Class is limited to 150 students (20 for pre-kindergarten students). For enrollment information, click on the download link above. If enrollment reaches 150 students, camp ... continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge hosts Goodies with Grandparents

    09.07.18

    Originally posted September 7, 2018 Grandparents joined Cedar Ridge students this morning for breakfast and reading time at Goodies for Grandparents, a fun event hosted by the PTA. The event celebrates Grandparents Day which is Sunday. Each year on the Sunday following Labor Day, grandchildren across the country honor their grandparents. There is a special bond that can only be shared between grandchildren and their grandparents.  Grandparents are full of hugs and kisses, ... continue reading

  • Avoid the lines; buy your tickets online

    09.05.18

    Originally posted August 30, 2018   Union Fans: Avoid the lines and buy your general admission tickets early to all regular season home games! $7 for adults & $4 for students (convenience fee will apply) https://t.co/7pHPhx1cve pic.twitter.com/8O3eLaC879 — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) August 30, 2018 continue reading

  • Backyard Bowl is Friday Sept. 7

    09.05.18

    Originally posted September 4, 2018 The 2018 MidFirst Bank Backyard Bowl between Union and Jenks is at 7:05 p.m. Friday, September 7, at the H.A. Chapman Stadium at the University of Tulsa. Tickets are on sale in the U-Wear Spirit Store today through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Friday, 10 a.m until 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for reserved seats, $7 for general admission and $5 for student general admission.  Union is the visiting team and will sit on the east side. Stadium gates ... continue reading

  • Celebrate National Read A Book Day Sept. 6

    09.05.18

    Originally posted September 5, 2018   .@UnionSchools supports #NationalReadABookDay Wednesday, Sept. 6. What book will you read? pic.twitter.com/uvs3lcR2Nt — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 5, 2018 continue reading

  • Fifth graders take class at Department of Defense

    09.03.18

    Originally posted September 3, 2018 Fifth grade students from Union Public Schools are participating in STEM-based activities through the Starbase program for the sixth year. The program is sponsored by a Native American grant. It is a six-week STEM program offered by The Department of Defense. The class is at the Tulsa Air National Guard, 9100 East 46th St North. Jane Elkins, Native American coordinator, shared these Starbase from Tuesday, August  4, with students from Darnaby, ... continue reading

  • School closed Monday for Labor Day

    08.31.18

    Originally posted August 31, 2018 School and all school offices will be closed Monday, September 3, for Labor Day. Have a great weekend and we will see you on Tuesday! continue reading

  • Keep reading!

    08.31.18

    Originally posted August 31, 2018   WE DID IT! We reached our goal of reading 2 million books before the Park opens! But, we can't stop reading now. Park Ambassador Ariana is challenging Tulsa kids to read even more books before the Park opens. Keep up the great work and we'll see you September 8! pic.twitter.com/OuyvvUNc3N— Gathering Place (@GatherTulsa) August 31, 2018 continue reading

  • Edible amoebas make homework fun at Cedar Ridge

    08.31.18

    Originally posted August 31, 2018 The E in STEM must stand for Eat because this is one STEM engineering project kids can eat. In their first do-it-at-home science assignment of the school year, fifth graders at Cedar Ridge had to create an edible model of an amoeba for science teacher Katrina Philpot. Students went home - and several with the help of Mom or Dad - created their models of an amoeba from brownies, pizza dough and more. Students brought their homework to science class today and ... continue reading

  • Fast, Fourth, Fun, Friday!

    08.31.18

    Originally posted August 31, 2018 Cedar Ridge fourth graders run so fast during Cardio Fridays they are a blur. Have a great Labor Day weekend.  continue reading

  • Gather Unity music video

    08.30.18

    Originally posted August 30, 2018 Inclusivity is the heartbeat of Gathering Place. Park Director Tony Moore co-wrote an original song celebrating Tulsa, the Park and coming together as we gear up to opening on September 8! Check out the music video! Co-written: Park Director Tony Moore Vocals: Park Ambassador Ariana Reagor featuring the Metropolitan Baptist Church Ariana Reagor is having fun molding the image of A Gathering Place. The bubbly sixth-grader from Union Public Schools is in her second ... continue reading

  • Attention girls who like to dance!

    08.30.18

    Originally posted August 30, 2018   Competition season is just around the corner & we’re looking for 5th, 6th & 7th Grade girls who love to dance! Tryouts are September 12th! You do *not* have to be on a UYFA team to tryout! Message us with any questions! #UnionYouth #STATE pic.twitter.com/g7xqV9BI9g — Union Highsteppers (@UVHighsteppers) August 30, 2018 continue reading

  • All eyes on U!

    08.29.18

    Originally posted August 30, 2018 Pick up your U foam hands at the Union U-Wear Spirit Store open today 10 a.m.-7p p.m. continue reading

  • Video tour of The Gathering featuring Union student

    08.28.18

    Originally posted August 28, 2018 Video: Tour The Gathering with Union's Ariana Reagor! Today we're taking you to Chapman Adventure Playground, a space with 5-acres of towers, slides, climbing and other features that provide the perfect place for discovery and adventure for children of all ages! Reagor has been a spokesman for The Gathering since she was a fourth grader at Moore Elementary. She is now a sixth grade student at the 6th/7th Grade Center.   continue reading

  • Building Community Schools Systems

    08.25.18

    Originally posted August 25, 2018 Building Community Schools Systems. Union is featured as a case study, along with two other districts about our history and work in Community Schools: Read all about it! You may download the article using the download file button on this page. continue reading

  • Reminder: It's a Late Start Friday

    08.23.18

    Originally posted August 23, 2018 All schools, except the Early Childhood Education Center, start later this Friday---and every Friday---enabling teachers to meet about your child's instruction. Friday start time at Andersen, Boevers, Clark, Darnaby, McAuliffe, Peters and Rosa Parks is 8:15 a.m. At Cedar Ridge, Grove, Jarman, Jefferson, Moore, and Ochoa, it is 8:50 a.m. Sixth grade starts at 8:15 a.m. Seventh and Eighth grades start at 9:30. Ninth grade starts at 8:50 a.m. …and the High ... continue reading

  • Join the Redzone

    08.22.18

    Originally posted August 22, 2018   Join the 2018 RedZone & watch @UnionFootball, @UnionBands, @UHSVarsityCheer , @UnionPom, & @UVHighsteppers in style! pic.twitter.com/R83XatyXu7— Union Athletics (@Union_Athletics) August 21, 2018 continue reading

  • Back to School Information for 2018-2019

    08.20.18

    Originally posted July 1, 2018 - Updated August 20, 2018 Back to School Information for 2018-2019 Welcome Back to School! School is now under way and it is Worth It All. Union Public Schools has compiled Back to School information for easy reference. This page includes information on important dates, school supplies and more. See School Calendar 2018-2019. See why families choose to enroll at Union. New to Union? Enroll online Avoid the lines and enroll your children for ... continue reading

  • Welcome Back to School

    08.20.18

    Originally posted August 20, 2018 Welcome back to School! Have a great year, make new friends and learn something new every hour! It is Worth It All! continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge starts school; bright works coming soon!

    08.20.18

    Originally posted August 20, 2018 Goodbye summer! Bright works coming soon! So says Cedar Ridge Elementary School as it welcomed students - and new principal Michele Spencer - back to classes today. Teachers, students and even the front staff could't wait to share the enthusiasm. continue reading

  • Young girls invited to have Girls Fun Night with the Highsteppers

    08.17.18

    Originally posted August 17, 2018 Girls in K - 7th Grade are invited to spend the evening with the Union Varsity Highsteppers! Receive a souvenir photo & t-shirt. Learn a fun dance routine, play games & eat pizza. A dance Show-Off for family & friends will be held at 6:45pm. Then on Friday, August 31, girls will perform at the Union Varsity Football pre-game show! See the registration form at the download link at the top of this page. continue reading

  • Meet The Teacher today at 4 p.m.

    08.16.18

    Originally posted August 16, 2018 The annual Meet the Teacher conferences for elementary students and parents will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today, Thursday, August 16, 2018. During this time, parents have the opportunity to visit their children's elementary school and meet their teachers, sign up for PTA, buy a school shirt and learn about what is in store for the coming year. continue reading

  • Union: Committed to Excellence

    08.15.18

    Originally posted August 15, 2018 Union Public Schools is committed to education excellence today, just as we have been since we opened our doors 100 years ago. At Union, we truly believe in 100% graduation, college and career ready.   More than 2,000 employees watched this video this morning at the beginning of the annual back-to-school kick-off at the Union Performing Arts Center. The show featured several performances of students under the direction of Troy Powell. View selected ... continue reading

  • Meet the Teacher set Thursday, Aug. 16

    08.14.18

    Originally posted July 19, 2018 The annual Meet the Teacher conferences for elementary students and parents will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, August 16, 2018. During this time, parents have the opportunity to visit their children's elementary school and meet their teachers, sign up for PTA, buy a school shirt and learn about what is in store for the coming year. continue reading

  • Take the #JustDriveOK pledge

    08.13.18

    Originally posted August 13, 2018   Take the #JustDriveOK pledge: https://t.co/5gIr2Tiz1Y pic.twitter.com/w6Sf7vTtGd — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) August 7, 2018 continue reading

  • Sale at U-Wear this week!

    08.13.18

    Originally posted August 13, 2018 Back-to-School Sale at the U-Wear Spirit Store now, Aug. 13-17! continue reading

  • Homework help now

    08.13.18

    Originally posted August 13, 2018 Get free online homework assistance from your home, school or library.  Live Tutoring (2-11 p.m., daily Central Standard Time) Get expert one-to-one subject-specific help for students in grades K-12, plus college. Spanish-speaking tutors are available too! Test Center Take practice quizzes in standardized tests (SAT, ACT, GED and more) and practice subject-specific tests, like math and science. Get results instantly. ... continue reading

  • Annual Maker Faire set Saturday, Aug. 25

    08.12.18

    Originally posted August 13, 2018 The Annual Maker Faire will be Saturday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Central Park Hall at Expo Square. Free admission. continue reading

  • Our Mission: Graduate 100 percent of our students, college and/or career ready

    08.10.18

    Originally posted August 10, 2018   Our goal of graduating 100% of our students college/career ready doesn’t start at the high school! We get to build on the foundation these amazing elementary teachers - and others just like them - are building for students! Grateful for our teachers! #allin #allstars #startearly https://t.co/omYeYBEJrS — College and Careers (@cccunion) August 9, 2018 continue reading

  • Union hosts Pre-K camp ahead of new school year

    08.08.18

    Originally posted August 8, 2018 Union Public Schools offered a Pre-K Camp for students this week at most of its elementary school sites. The idea was to help young kids acclimate to their new school, meet their teachers and friends and ease some of the fears associated with the first day of school. Photos here are from Jarman and Jefferson Elementary Schools. continue reading

  • Take the #JustDriveOK pledge

    08.07.18

    Originally posted August 7, 2018 Union Public Schools, the Oklahoma Insurance Department and area partners are challenging students to be alert when behind the wheel by taking the #JustDriveOK pledge. The purpose of the pledge is to save lives, raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving and to avoid costly tickets or reckless driving convictions. The pledge encourages Oklahoma high school students to Be a Part of the Solution -- Not a Statistic. Teens – Not only can you take the ... continue reading

  • Football Night at Union this Tuesday, Aug. 7

    08.02.18

    Originally posted August 2, 2018 Union Football proudly celebrates the positive impact team sports have on kids of all ages. On Tuesday, August 7, Union tackle football players from the first grade through high school will practice together on the same field. Join us from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. under the lights at Union Tuttle Stadium for the first Football Night at Union. Come out and support the student-athletes from the Mighty Mites Football League, Union Youth Football Association, Union 8th Grade ... continue reading

  • Back to School Nights scheduled

    08.01.18

    Originally posted August 1, 2018 For complete Back-to-School Information, click here. Back to School Nights 6th grade – August 27 – 6:30 – 8:30 pm 7th grade – August 28 – 6:30 – 8:30 pm 8th Grade – August 30 – 6:30 – 8:30 pm 9th Grade – September 10 – 6:30 – 8:30 pm High School – September 4 – 6:30 – 8:30 pm Alternative School – September 6 – ... continue reading

  • BAPD sponsors Back to School BASH Aug. 4

    07.29.18

    Originally posted July 30, 2018 Broken Arrow Police Department is sponsoring a Back to School BASH Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Assembly, 3500 W. New Orleans (101st and 129th E. Ave.) Union students will have access to free school supplies, free immunizations, free eye exams, free haircuts and more. The event runs 9 a.m. to noon. continue reading

  • Restore Hope Ministries assisting with school supplies

    07.26.18

    Originally posted July 26, 2018 In an effort to accommodate more families and schedules Restore Hope Ministries will be registering for school supplies ONE WEEK ONLY but with extended hours! Please see the table at the bottom to find the day and time that works best for your family:  Main Location - 2960 Charles Page Blvd, Tulsa, OK 74127 South Location - 6910 S 101st E Ave, Tulsa, OK 74133 Parent(s) or Guardian must have picture ID and social security card for themselves and social ... continue reading

  • Native American school supply pickup planned Aug. 8

    07.25.18

    Originally posted July 25, 2018 Native American families are invited to join us for our Native American student school supply pickup on Wednesday, August 8.  The pickup will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the 6/7th Grade Center Cafeteria.  Due to changes in funding requirements at the local and federal level, verification of your child’s tribal membership card or CDIB card is mandatory and must be on file in our office for future services.  Union wants to continue to provide our Native ... continue reading

  • Register for annual Girls Night Out

    07.24.18

    Originally posted July 24, 2018   REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Sign-up your K-7th grade girls for our annual GIRLS FUN NIGHT on Sat, 8/25 from 4-7pm then dance with us at Tuttle at the @UnionFootball home opener on Friday, 8/31! Can’t wait to see U! #UVH19 #GFN #FutureVarsityHighsteppers pic.twitter.com/Fkpxa04sBd — Union Highsteppers (@UVHighsteppers) July 24, 2018 continue reading

  • Jean Jones named State PTA Volunteer of the Year

    07.24.18

    Originally posted July 24, 2018 Congratulations to Union mom Jean Jones who was recently named the Oklahoma PTA Volunteer of the Year! continue reading

  • Community Schools: Basketball camp!

    07.23.18

    Originally posted July 23, 2018   Day 3 of @UnionSchools Community Schools Sports Camp! Special thanks to @UnionHoops coaches and players for volunteering their time! pic.twitter.com/UuN9waDgPF — Union Athletics (@Union_Athletics) July 18, 2018 Final day of @UnionSchools Community Schools Sports Camp! Thank you to @TheUFutbol, @Uniongirlssccer & @UHSVarsityCheer for volunteering your time! pic.twitter.com/8n4pxYixha— Union Athletics (@Union_Athletics) July 19, 2018 continue reading

  • PLTW report from Union teachers

    07.23.18

    Originally posted July 23, 2018   Just wrapped up a fantastic week of @PLTWorg Launch training in Tyler, TX and Indianapolis with @snmartin05. We finished our busy week with a tour of #PLTWHeadquarters, a pic of a pic with @drkathydodd, and a great chat with @vincebertram #PLTWProud pic.twitter.com/WdMbmKdbpX — Kristen Robinson (@kristenandra) July 19, 2018 continue reading

  • Online registration for enrollment

    07.19.18

    Originally posted July 19, 2018 Online registration allows families who are new to our district the opportunity to register their children from the comfort of their own home. Please complete these forms online and bring your verification documents listed below to the Union Enrollment Center, 6011 S. 89 E. Ave., to finalize your registration. Completing these forms online will expedite your wait time at the Enrollment Center. If your child is currently a Union student you do not need to register. ... continue reading

  • Notice about Union website

    07.19.18

    Originally posted July 19, 2018 As you know, Union’s website has been down for a week.  We were informed late last night by our local provider that our website is unrecoverable past October 2017.  Our top priorities have been restoring “Back to School” information and the employment section of the website, and those have been largely completed.  We apologize for the inconvenience, and will restore other critical sections of the website as soon as possible.  Thank ... continue reading

  • No school Monday, Oct. 30

    10.27.17

    Originally posted October 27, 2017 Reminder: There is no school Monday, October 30, so teachers can attend a professional development day. continue reading

  • District Site Teachers of the Year for Union Public Schools announced

    10.25.17

    The 2017-2018 Site Teachers of the Year are: (pictured left to right) sitting in front, Paola Puleo, Kassie Alexander, Philippa Kelly, Lisa Harper, Paula Ontko, Melodie Cole; and Justin Vannest, Katie Cealka,  Andree Lira, Becca Bearden, Cindy Forbis, Beth Grounds,  Kelly Buck, Kara Minton, Teresa Besses, Lydia Leslie,  Taya Oelze, Travis Webb, Zondra Clunn, and Jillian King. Originally posted October 24, 2017 Union Public Schools has announced its 2017-2018 School Site Teachers of ... continue reading

  • Fall Break set Oct. 18-20

    10.18.17

    Originally posted October 3, 2017 There is no school Wednesday - Friday, October 18-20, 2017, to allow for parent-teacher conferences on Wednesday, and Fall Break on Thursday and Friday. The Early Childhood Education center will be in school on Wednesday, October 18, but closed Thursday and Friday. continue reading

  • Scenes from Cedar Ridge

    10.18.17

    Originally posted October 18, 2017 ... scenes from Cedar Ridge Elementary. Enjoy the photos! continue reading

  • OSU-Tulsa to host FREE parent education meeting, dinner Nov. 7

    10.18.17

    Originally posted October 19, 2017 Please join Oklahoma’s University for Parents (OK-UP) and OSU’s Family & Consumer Sciences Educator Michelle Bonicelli to learn tools and tips to manage your personal finances. See download link on this page for more information. Event is free and open to the public! Tuesday, November 7th 5:30-7:30 P.M. OSU Extension Services 4116 E 15th St., Tulsa, OK *Located off of 15th and Yale near the fairgrounds* Dinner will be served from 5:30-6:00 P.M. ... continue reading

  • Employee Perk: Subway offers discounts - students too!

    10.18.17

    Originally posted October 18, 2017 Union students and employees are eligible to get a special discount from Subway at three locations: SUBWAY – INSIDE WALMART, 6625 S . MEMORIAL DRIVE 7337 S . OLYMPIA AVENUE SUBWAY – INSIDE WALMART, 10938 S . MEMORIAL DRIVE Offer valid with staff/student ID and this discount card - see download on the page. Or show on cell phone.  See more perks! continue reading

  • Dads read with kids at Cedar Ridge

    10.17.17

    Originally posted October 17, 2017 Dads - and a few moms - joined kindergartners Friday afternoon at Cedar Ridge Elementary to read books - and it was fun. Afterwards, dads and the kids went to the playground and joined in some tug-o-war games between the classes and the dads. See tug-o-war pictures. continue reading

  • Dad's Day at Cedar Ridge, Part II

    10.17.17

    Originally posted October 17, 2017 Part 2! Enjoy these photos of dads and kids in tug-o-war games at Cedar Ridge Elementary Friday afternoon. See more photos of them reading books in kindergarten class. continue reading

  • Congratulations to our Site Teachers of the Year

    10.16.17

    Originally posted October 16, 2017 Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Site Teachers of the Year! They were recognized on the 50-yard line during Friday’s Homecoming Game at Union Tuttle Field. The District Teacher of the Year will be announced during a formal reception this winter at the Union Performing Arts Center at Union High School, 6636 S. Mingo Road. Photos by Travis Webb! Being named Teacher of the Year is one of the highest honors a teacher can receive at Union. All of the school site ... continue reading

  • Join us for a Taste of Union today

    10.13.17

    Originally posted October 13, 2017   Join us today from 5-7pm for the 7th annual Taste of Union at the UMAC! Funds support #UnitedWay Tickets $10 for adults, $7 kids 12 & under pic.twitter.com/WpZsre8QPB— Union Schools (@UnionSchools) October 13, 2017 continue reading

  • Changes in state testing are coming; what families need to know

    10.12.17

    Originally posted October 11, 2017 Message from Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler Within the next week, school districts will begin receiving information about student performance on tests taken last spring. While individual student scores will not be available until November, we want to prepare you in advance for test scores that will be dramatically different from what you have seen in the past. See Changes to State Testing page for details & additional resources. Last year, Oklahoma ... continue reading

  • PTA Council selling shirts until Oct. 15

    10.12.17

    Originally posted October 12, 2017 Union PTA Council is selling shirts until October 15. Visit: https://unionpta2017fall.itemorder.com/sale You can also download an order form using the download link on this page. continue reading

  • Join us for a Taste of Union this Friday

    10.10.17

    Originally posted October 10, 2017   Come early this Friday for the annual #TasteofUnion 5:30-7p. #UnionFB takes on @NNFootball as we celebrate 2017 Homecoming. #HOCO pic.twitter.com/rJ2EjuAEmw — Union Football (@UnionFootball) October 10, 2017 continue reading

  • Hofmeister: Expect student test scores to be lower as new standards kick in

    10.06.17

    Originally posted October 6, 2017 Oklahoma public schools are about to get their first look at results from new tests aligned to the state’s new academic standards, and Joy Hofmeister has a warning for teachers, parents and the public: “The scores will drop, so just be ready.” Speaking Thursday at the Tulsa Regional Chamber, the state superintendent of public schools said Oklahoma previously set passing scores — called “cut scores” — in a manner that ... continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge PTA to host diversity discussion Oct. 11

    10.02.17

    Originally posted October 2, 2017 On Wednesday October 11, at 5:30pm in the science room, A guest speaker will be facilitating an interactive overview of what diversity is and how we can celebrate our diverse school community at Cedar Ridge Elementary School. This will be a fun, informative night and we really hope a lot of parents will attend. 5:30 - Get food, mingle 5:45 - Diversity Activity 5:55 - Overview of Cedar Ridge demographics (race, income, education level, etc) What does the ... continue reading

  • Wrestling club for kids of all ages

    10.02.17

    Originally posted October 2, 2017 Union Wrestling will be starting a year around wrestling club for kids of all ages. Details at link on this page. continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge students duct tape principal to wall in United Way fund raiser

    10.02.17

    Originally posted October 2, 2017 Students at Cedar Ridge Elementary raiised money for the United Way last Friday but paying money for strips of duct tape they used to to take Principal Sherri Fair to the wall. Fifth graders raised they most money and got to watch the entire activity while the different grades took their turns at taping up the brave principal. Students probably should have used a bit more tape here and there because after teachers pulled away the chairs, Fair slowly slid down the ... continue reading

  • Coordinators Appreciation Week Sept. 25-29

    09.26.17

    Originally posted September 25, 2017 The Community School movement has grown across the country and internationally with more than 5,000 schools. Community School Coordinators are the people who push forward this movement and are the key to successful implementation. Without our community school coordinators, the bridge between the school and the community would not be nearly as strong. Community School Coordinators work diligently to create and manage the partnerships that allow students to learn and ... continue reading

  • Hats off for the United Way

    09.22.17

    Originally posted September 22, 2017 Cedar Ridge Elementary, 9817 S. Mingo, raised funds for the United Way today, by allowing students and staff to wear hats for a donation. The school has several contests and fund raisers under way for the campaign.  The class that raises the most money will get to sit - for the entire time - to watch Principal Sherri Fair get duct taped to the wall next Friday afternoon, September 29 (date and time is tentative.) Enjoy these hat pictures! continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge art honors International Dot Day

    09.22.17

    Originally posted September 22, 2017 To celebrate International Dot Day last Friday, September 15, Cedar Ridge students create pieces of art featuring dots under the direction of art teacher Chrissy Wood. Kindergarten students, in particular, created lovely art pieces which the school is featuring in a large display.  Hanging dot display created by all grades are featured hanging over the large windows above the media center. Observed annually on September 15th since 2009, International Dot ... continue reading

  • Union dives into STEM

    09.21.17

    Originally posted September 21, 2017   Union dives into #STEM #STEMexploratorium! #PoweredbyFlightNight https://t.co/PkEJdkyh9Z @TulsaSTEM @TulsaUnionSTEM @RedskinsScience pic.twitter.com/6H6oA0TjEx — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 21, 2017 continue reading

  • Cindy Forbis named Cedar Ridge Teacher of the Year

    09.20.17

    Originally posted September 21, 2017   Congrats to our team sponsor @ForbisCindy on being named "Teacher of the Year" @ Cedar Ridge Elementary! We're so proud of U! pic.twitter.com/1SiD2d2Bm0 — Union Highsteppers (@UVHighsteppers) September 21, 2017 continue reading

  • Talk Like a Pirate Day!

    09.19.17

    Originally posted September 19, 2017   Argh. So what are ye waiting for? The plank? Don't Stop Believin! #TalkLikeAPirateDay pic.twitter.com/DFRFoEcoZY— Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 19, 2017 continue reading

  • UVP is hosting Youth Night for all K-7th graders

    09.19.17

    Originally posted September 19, 2017   UVP is hosting Youth Night for all K-7th graders! We can't wait to dance with you on the field at Homecoming! pic.twitter.com/0skAgu2x0j — Union Pom (@UnionPom) September 18, 2017 continue reading

  • Parents play important part in student success

    09.15.17

    Originally posted September 15, 2017 Union hosted a live chat on Facebook with Emma Thadani and Jackie DuPont talking about parental engagement as kids head back to school. This podcast is brought to you thanks to a collaboration between The Frontier and Teach For America Greater Tulsa. continue reading

  • Clothes connecting with our community

    09.14.17

    Originally posted September 14, 2017 The Caring Center proudly serves Union Schools and families throughout the year by providing new and gently-used clothing. We are excited and eager to serve our community! See link on this page to downoad flyer/map. continue reading

  • Union Public Schools is raising money for the Tulsa Area United Way

    09.14.17

    The guy in the weird hair hat is Kurt Frentzel, assistant manager of accounting. He paid money to wear that "hair" for the United Way. Originally posted September 14, 2017 Union Public Schools is in the midst of its month-long campaign to raise money for the Tulsa Area United Way campaign. All of the schools as well as the Education Service Center and Enrollment Center are participating in a slew of activities designed to raise money and raise awareness for this cause. Schools may ... continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge fall picture day is Thursday, Sept. 14

    09.13.17

    Originally posted September 13, 2017 Tomorrow, Thursday, September 14, will be fall picture day for Cedar Ridge Elementary. Prepay order forms were sent home on Tuesday. Online ordering is also now available at www.mylifetouch.com. continue reading

  • Celebrate Read a Book Day!

    09.06.17

    Originally posted September 6, 2017   Celebrate #ReadABookDay! Choose a book that's just right for you! https://t.co/MYI10cWtqY pic.twitter.com/Dh5XtczmJM— Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 6, 2017 continue reading

  • Get your health on!

    09.05.17

    Originally posted September 5, 2017   Get your health on at the Y at Union. Pictured here are the Hayes family, Evan, Eli, Ethan & mom Wendy. Learn more: https://t.co/o8N2vmi3d9 pic.twitter.com/xl0ySw8w12— Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 5, 2017 continue reading

  • Reminder: School closed Monday for Labor Day

    09.01.17

    Originally posted August 31, 2017 Reminder: School and all offices will be closed Monday, September 4, for Labor Day. Have a great weekend! continue reading

  • When students ate their homework

    09.01.17

    Originally posted September 1, 2017 Homework is fun - especially when you can eat it. Forget the dog. In their first do-it-at-home science assignment of the school year, fifth graders at Cedar Ridge had to create an edible model of an amoeba for science teacher Katrina Philpot. Students went home - and most with the help of Mom or Dad - made all sorts of concoctions, using icing, gummy bears, marshmallows, cookie dough, and – well, anything a fifth grader might want to eat. Students ... continue reading

  • Book buddies at Cedar Ridge

    09.01.17

    Originally posted September 1, 2017 Fourth graders paired up with second graders in the Cedar Ridge media center this morning as second graders read books in an activity teachers Libby Sarkman (4th) and Pegi Seizinger (2nd) called Book Buddies. Enjoy the pics!   reads to the second grade   continue reading

  • Union using Peachjar to send out digital flyers

    08.30.17

    Originally posted August 28, 2017 Union Public Schools is now using a new electronic flyer communication tool called “Peachjar.” To view school-approved Digital flyers, simply click the Peachjar button on your school’s website homepage.  This “green” initiative will save our schools tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars. On top of that, posting school flyers in this electronic backpack removes a significant administrative burden from ... continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge supports its football team to finish out the first week

    08.25.17

    Originally posted August 25, 2017 As Union gets ready to battle Broken Arrow on the football field (which will be broadcast nation wide on ESPN,) students at Cedar Ridge made posters to be put in the lockers for our team.  Students at Cedar Ridge closed out the first week of school, hitting the books and getting a few lessons under their belt. Enjoy the photos below. If you want tickets to the big game, click here.     continue reading

  • Union Bands invites you to Back-to-School Family Movie Night Friday at Tuttle Stadium

    08.24.17

    Originally posted August 23, 2017 Union band, parents, friends, community members, students. COME JOIN US for a fun movie night to kick off the start of school! Catch a terrific movie, hang out with friends, eat some good food and have fUn! Movie is Friday, August 25 at Union Tuttle Stadium. Concessions open at 7:30 p.m. Movie starts shortly after 9 p.m. continue reading

  • Enrollment under way for fall Community Education classes

    08.23.17

    Originally posted August 18, 2017 Enrollment is under way for fall classes offered by the Union Community Education program The Union Community Education program is designed to provide opportunities for students to become involved in our schools by participating in lifelong learning. Hobbies, arts and crafts, martial arts, fitness, dancing, or other interests - you will find it here in Community Education! Our staff of teachers and instructors strive to give you the best possible experience. ... continue reading

  • Reminder: It's a late start Friday

    08.23.17

    Originally posted August 25, 2017 All schools, except the Early Childhood Education Center, start later this Friday---and every Friday---enabling teachers to meet about your child's instruction. Friday start time at Andersen, Boevers, Clark, Darnaby, McAuliffe, Peters and Rosa Parks is 8:15 a.m. At Cedar Ridge, Grove, Jarman, Jefferson, Moore, and Ochoa, it is 8:50 a.m. Sixth grade starts at 8:15 a.m. Seventh and Eighth grades start at 9:30. Ninth grade starts at 8:50 a.m. …and the High ... continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge Family Night this Friday, Aug. 25

    08.23.17

    Originally posted August 23, 2017 Attention Cedar Ridge Family! Head over to the Cedar Ridge playground area for some hot dogs, chips & drinks provided by the Cedar Ridge PTA from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 25! To top it off an awesome fire truck will be serving snow cones!! Fun for the whole family! Socialize and get to know those who your children will be spending much of their time with throughout the school year! Be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chairs! Hope to see you there! continue reading

  • Union: Believe

    08.22.17

    Originally posted August 17, 2017 Be sure to also watch our District Video! Union: Believe https://t.co/0msCJnMepS — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) August 17, 2017 continue reading

  • Welcome Back to School!

    08.21.17

    Originally posted August 21, 2017 Welcome back to school! School starts Tuesday, August 21. Check out our video: The Union Way: Excellence in All We Do. The Union Way: Excellence in All We Do https://t.co/HUxtIKuzJx https://t.co/V5hZ4MVPar — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) August 21, 2017 continue reading

  • Here's to an amazing first day!

    08.21.17

    Originally posted August 22, 2017   Here's to an amazing first day! #UVH18 pic.twitter.com/fG9jBGgRMw — Union Highsteppers (@UVHighsteppers) August 22, 2017 continue reading

  • Meet the Teacher is Thursday, August 17

    08.16.17

    Originallly posted August 16, 2017 Remember: Meet the Teacher is 4-6 pm Thursday, August 17! The annual Meet the Teacher conferences for elementary students and parents will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, August 17, 2017. During this time, parents have the opportunity to visit their children's elementary school and meet their teachers, sign up for PTA, buy a school shirt and learn about what is in store for the coming year. continue reading

  • Digital flyer deliver starts August 10

    08.10.17

    Originally posted July 31, 2017 Union Public Schools is getting ready to launch a new electronic flyer communication tool called “Peachjar.” To view school-approved Digital flyers, simply click the Peachjar button on your school’s website homepage.  This “green” initiative will save our schools tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars. On top of that, posting school flyers in this electronic backpack removes a significant administrative burden ... continue reading

  • Elementary Curriculum/Back to School Nights have been announced

    08.01.17

    Originally posted August 1, 2017 Elementary Curriculum/Back to School Nights 2017-18 Early Childhood  September 12   6 – 7 p.m. Andersen September 12         6:30 – 8:30 p.m.                                                           Boevers September 14  ... continue reading

  • Ticket information for football!

    07.25.17

    Originally posted July 25, 2017 Ticket information for football: https://t.co/W1rp2FIlr5 @Union_Athletics @UnionFootball @UnionHSTulsa @9GCUnion @UHSstudents_ @UHypeCrew pic.twitter.com/VyIbATSah7 — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) July 24, 2017 continue reading

  • Join the Reading Tree Challenge!

    07.25.17

    Originally posted July 25, 2017 Join the Reading Tree Challenge! @GatherTulsa is challenging Tulsa-area children to read 2 million books before the park's opening in late spring/summer 2018.  continue reading

  • Union to provide FREE summer meals

    06.14.17

    Originally posted May 25, 2017 Once again, Union Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.  Text FOOD to 877877: And you will receive information/locations/date/times for the food program after it sends you a prompt to enter your address or zip ... continue reading

  • Weird science

    06.05.17

    Originally posted June 5, 2017   Missing school, yet? Relive UHS 5th Grade Invasion Week!! https://t.co/bka3haobfd — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) June 2, 2017 continue reading

  • Summer reading challenge under way

    05.31.17

    Originally posted May 31, 2017 We’re excited to announce the Reading Tree Challenge! Kicking off with the Tulsa City-County Library and their Summer Reading Program, we’re challenging Tulsa-area children to read 2 million books before the park's opening in late spring/summer 2018. Learn more and join the challenge at www.TulsaReadingTree.org. continue reading

  • Meet the Teacher Thursday, August 17

    05.24.17

    Originally posted May 24, 2017 The annual Meet the Teacher conferences for elementary students and parents will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, August 17, 2017. During this time, parents have the opportunity to visit their children's elementary school and meet their teachers, sign up for PTA, buy a school shirt and learn about what is in store for the coming year. continue reading

  • Cancer-free celebration at Cedar Ridge

    05.23.17

    Originally posted May 23, 2017 Jordan Martinez, a student at Cedar Ridge, recently celebrated with his first grade teacher, Cindy Forbis,  and friends the fact that he has been cancer-free! Congratulations! continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge student enjoys his Thunder swag

    05.22.17

    Originally posted May 22, 2017 See related story With his swag from the Thunder reading challenge. Thank you @okcthunder @UnionSchools @mboydgolf pic.twitter.com/nKdsMIJ7lc — jamie boyd (@herbiehusker21) May 19, 2017 OKC Thunder offered a reading challenge to all Oklahoma students in kindergarten-third grade. Jaxson Boyd in Miss Beth Turner’s 3rd grade class at Cedar Ridge read the most minutes out of all 3rd graders in Oklahoma. He read 22,921 minutes this school year. Jaxson received a ... continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge students learn about robotics

    05.19.17

    Originally posted May 19, 2017 Cedar Ridge fifth graders are finishing up their Robotics and Automation module.  These kids have done a FANTASTIC job working as a team learning all about the history of robotics and also how robots can be used to protect the Earth’s resources and environment. They have designed and created their own toy, worked with inputs and outputs, and created their robot by 1st building the robot chassis!  We are doing the collection challenge at the end of ... continue reading

  • OKC Thunder rewards Cedar Ridge third grader for reading

    05.19.17

    Originally posted May 19, 2017 OKC Thunder offered a reading challenge to all Oklahoma students in kindergarten-third grade. Jaxson Boyd in Miss Beth Turner’s 3rd grade class at Cedar Ridge read the most minutes out of all 3rd graders in Oklahoma. He read 22,921 minutes this school year. Jaxson received a signed OKC Thunder basketball, trophy, and Thunder bag full of swag. Way to go Jaxson! Keep reading! Principal Sherri fair noted, in fact, that only one other student in a higher grade read ... continue reading

  • Great Special Olympics sendoff for Ari Castro

    05.18.17

    Originally posted May 19, 2017 Congratulations to Cedar Ridge student Ari Castro, who got a great send-off earlier this week before she was to participate in the Oklahoma Special Olympics in Stillwater this week. continue reading

  • 5th Grade Science Invasion under way at High School

    05.16.17

    Originally posted May 16, 2017 The annual 5th Grade Science Invasion of the High School began Monday as students from Cedar Ridge, Darnaby and Moore visited classrooms to participate in lessons led by High School students in a number of activities from learning about strawberry DNA to static electricity. Enjoy the pictures! Science experiments, which continue this week, range from learning about strawberry DNA to chemical reactions in fires to studying biological organisms under a microscope to ... continue reading

  • High School to host 5th Grade Science Invasion May 15-19

    05.08.17

    Originally posted May 8, 2017 Next week, Union will host its annual 5th Grade Science Invasion in which elementary schools from around the district send their fifth graders in stages to visit science classes at the Union Collegiate Academy. High School students, who get to practice what they have learned in science as well as leadership and speech skills, lead younger students in science experiments. Science experiments range from learning about strawberry DNA to chemical reactions in fires to ... continue reading

  • UYFA's First Registration day this Saturday

    05.01.17

    Originally postted May 1, 2017   UYFA's First Registration day this Saturday 5/6 @ the UMAC - 9am-2pm https://t.co/2CImW7K51i @INYS_Sports @UnionSchools — Union Youth Football (@Unionyouthfb) May 1, 2017 continue reading

  • #UnionGrads: Cedar Ridge enjoys Senior Walk

    04.28.17

    Originally posted April 28, 2017 Seniors return to Cedar Ridge:  Celebrating Union Public Schools' mission to ensure all students graduate from high school "100 Percent College & Career Ready," seniors dressed up in their cap and gowns and returned to their former elementary schools today. This was their chance to "complete the circle," as they returned to their school of origin to inspire elementary students to follow their own pathway to a successful future. ... continue reading

  • Seniors to visit all 13 elementary schools Friday, April 28

    04.27.17

    Originally posted April 27, 2017 Graduating seniors to don caps and gowns and visit all of Union’s elementary school sites on Friday, April 28 Members of the Class of 2017 will don graduation apparel and board buses to visit their former elementary schools – 13 elementary schools in all.  They will walk the hallways and visit with younger students, helping to familiarize them with Union's expectation of every child being "100 Percent College & Career Ready" ... continue reading

  • Message from the Superintendent: Oklahoma is in a budget crisis

    04.20.17

    Originally posted April 19, 2017 Colleagues, As most of you know, Oklahoma continues to be in a budget crisis.  I want to provide you with a brief update as to how this is impacting Union Public Schools. We have now experienced four budget cuts this fiscal year totaling $2,279,423.  We also expect two additional cuts in our state aid payments for May and June.  Despite these cuts, we will be able to meet our current fiscal obligations through June 30, 2017, meaning that all ... continue reading

  • School closed tomorrow, Friday, April 14

    04.13.17

    Originally posted April 13, 2017 Reminder: There is no school this Friday, April 14, which has been set aside for parent/teacher conferences. continue reading

  • 38th annual YouthArts! Festival to feature Union creativity at its best

    04.11.17

    Originally posted April 11, 2017 Union's Fine Arts Department proudly presents YouthArts!, an annual fine arts festival showcasing the creative works and talents of elementary and secondary students. YouthArts! is one of the longest running festivals of its type in the state of Oklahoma, celebrating its 38th anniversary in the spring of 2017. It was founded by Ed Tackett, now retired director of Fine Arts, and has grown immensely over the years. The 2017 Festival will run from April 10-May ... continue reading

  • 3rd annual PTA Chess tournament April 29

    04.10.17

    Originally posted April 6, 2017 Brush up on your moves! The Union PTA council is hosting the 3rd Annual Chess Tournament at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 29  at Union High School. Second through seventh grade students are invited to register! Registration forms due April 10. Order shirts for the game!  This is a free chess tournament for all Union public school kids in second through seventh grades. It is NOT an elimination tournament -this means everyone gets to play in all four or five ... continue reading

  • School closed Friday, April 14

    04.10.17

    Originally posted April 10, 2017 Reminder: There is no school this Friday, April 14, which has been set aside for parent/teacher conferences.  continue reading

  • 2017 UYFA Spirit Showing planned April 20

    04.10.17

    Originally posted April 10, 2017 2017 UYFA Spirit Showing Pom, Highstepper & Cheer Objective: To introduce parents and girls who will be in 1st -7th grade in the fall of 2017 to all the wonderful spirit sport opportunities on the youth level. Our goal is to promote participation and develop the athletic skills of pom, Highstepper and cheer girls while attending our UYFA football games. Here is your chance to find out all about it and see our award winning varsity groups in action. ***Who: ... continue reading

  • Submit an event to our calendar

    04.08.17

    Originally posted April 8, 2017   Want to share something on the Union calendar? Tell ushttps://t.co/19vi5kzgYe https://t.co/0twDeVdRQS — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) April 5, 2017 continue reading

  • Community Education classes for the summer!

    04.08.17

    Originally posted April 8, 2017 Looking for fun activities for your child to do this summer? Community Education has the answer with art, dance, Lego, Karate and tumbling classes. Starting June 5 and ending August 2, your child will have a fun filled summer. continue reading

  • Fund raiser for Union Special Olympics April 21

    04.07.17

    Originally posted April 6, 2017 Support the Union Schools Special Olympics Team by attending the Family Bingo Night at 7 p.m. Friday April 21, at the 8th Grade Center Commons. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be catered bty CiCi's Pizza. Use the order form (see download file button at the top right) to order pizza and bingo cards. There will be gift card prizes, door prizes as well as a silent auction. Concessions will be sold that evening. Pre-orders are due Monday, April 17. Make ... continue reading

  • Fund raiser for Union Special Olympics April 21

    04.07.17

    Originally posted April 7, 2017   Special Olympics fundraiser April 21 https://t.co/lKHW6IZAY2 Gift cards! Door prizes! More! @UHSstudents_ @union8center @Union_Athletics RT! pic.twitter.com/OkVE95P477 — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) April 6, 2017 continue reading

  • 2nd annual STEM Expo set April 25 at the UMAC

    04.06.17

    Originally posted April 6, 2017 Union Public Schools will host the 2nd Annual STEM Expo to feature the great work going on in kindergarten through 12th grade classrooms across the district. The event will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in the UMAC. "We are hosting this event in conjunction with YouthArts' week-long visual arts exhibit, also in the UMAC," said Emily Lim, district STEM coordinator. Come out and see interactive robots, hear poster presentations and see ... continue reading

  • Early enrollment information for PreK, K, 3-year-olds

    04.05.17

    Originally posted February 17, 2017  Click on the link above to download this information in English and Spanish as well as information for early childhood, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten enrollment. 2017-2018 Pre-Enrollment Information for Pre-K & Kindergarten Children who are four years old on or before September 1, 2017, are eligible to be enrolled in the Pre-Kindergarten program at their home school. Pre-K is first-come, first-served on a space-available basis. Pre-K enrollment ... continue reading

  • Go Green contest by Tulsa Regional STEM

    04.05.17

    Originally posted April 5, 2017   How can your class go green? Let us know, and you could win! https://t.co/mCdQfzFeRN — Tulsa Regional STEM (@TulsaSTEM) April 4, 2017 continue reading

  • National School Librarian Appreciation Day!

    04.04.17

    Originally posted April 4, 2017 In recognition of National School Librarian Appreciation Day, please join with me in saying THANKS to our media specialists who work tirelessly to provide our students with relevant reading and resource materials to extend learning well beyond the limits of the classroom walls.   Our school media specialists are vital members of the education team, helping students develop a love of reading, research, and learning.  They play a strategic role in moving us ... continue reading

  • Free breakfast for testing April 10

    04.04.17

    Originally posted April 4, 2017 As Oklahoma students kick off OCCT testing on April 10, area McDonald's restaurants will serve them a free breakfast. Students in grades 3-8 taking OCCT tests can stop by a participating McDonald's restaurant from 6-9 a.m., Thursday, April 10, to receive a free breakfast. Each student will receive apple slices, as well as either an Egg McMuffin or a Fruit-n-Yogurt parfait. Students can also select one of the following beverages: one percent low fat milk ... continue reading

  • Time travel with Union Summer Camp; enroll now at Service Center

    04.02.17

    Originally posted March 20, 2017 The Union Extended Day Program will host a summer camp at Grove Elementary School, 10202 E. 62nd St., for students currently enrolled at Union Public Schools pre-kindergarten to fifth grade. This year's theme is Time Travel. Camp starts June 5 and runs through August 4. Class is limited to 150 students (20 for pre-kindergarten students). For enrollment information, click on the download link above. If enrollment reaches 150 students, camp enrollment ... continue reading

  • Board Report - March 20

    03.24.17

    Originally posted March 24, 2017 See past Board reports/minutes New school named Ellen Ochoa Elementary after first Hispanic female astronaut The Board of Education approved the name of Union’s newest school as Ellen Ochoa Elementary in honor of the first Hispanic female astronaut and the current director of NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.  The new school is located at 12000 E. 31st Street. The naming committee, which includes staff, students and parents, made the ... continue reading

  • Summer Camp & Activities Fair set April 1

    03.22.17

    Originally posted March 9, 2017 If you're struggling with what your child is going to do this summer . . . Check out our SUMMER CAMPS AND ACTIVITIES FAIR that will take place on Saturday, April 1. This is a great way for Tulsa-area families to learn about local and regional summer camps, programs, and activities available for your children! 60-plus exhibitors will be in attendance. For sponsorship and exhibitor information, please contact CommunitySchools@unionps.org.   continue reading

  • Parent forum on state budget crisis set March 30

    03.21.17

    Originally posted MMarch 21, 2017 Dear Darnaby Parents, Staff and Community Members, We would like to invite you to attend a parent forum on Thursday, March 30th, from 6 – 7 p.m. at Darnaby Elementary. With Oklahoma’s 2017 legislative session underway, the continuing budget crisis is still the biggest issue facing our state. Unless lawmakers find ways to improve revenues, Oklahoma is running out of options to deal with budget problems that have plagued the state for years. Gene Perry ... continue reading

  • Fun new colors blooming at U-Wear

    03.21.17

    Originally posted March 22, 2017   Fun new colors are blooming at the U-Wear Store! pic.twitter.com/0HRzxnZP9Q — U-Wear Spirit Store (@U_WearStore) March 21, 2017 continue reading

  • UYFA registration for 1st-7th grade students open

    03.13.17

    Originally posted March 13, 2017 2017 Online Tackle Football Registration is open for Union 1st-7th graders. Call 918-289-8916 or email unionyouthfootball@yahoo.com for more details. continue reading

  • Fifth grade parents tour Union 6th Grade Center

    03.10.17

    Originally posted March 10, 2017 The Union 6th Grade Center hosted two tours today for fifth grade parents to help allay any fears parents might have for their children as they enter the sixth grade next year, from finding the right bus to making friends. Seventh Grade Principal Tamra Bird, who will lead sixth graders next year, led the tour.  As part of Union’s mission to ensure all students are 100 percent college and/or career ready, the district has amped up its efforts to provide ... continue reading

  • Spring Break March 13-17 - No School!

    03.10.17

    Originally posted March 10, 2017 Spring Break for Union Public Schools is next week—Monday, March 13, through Friday, March 17. The Union Education Service Center and the district’s enrollment center will be open next week except for Friday, March 17, when all offices will be closed. We wish our students and families a nice, fun-filled break and look forward to seeing you back in school Monday, March 20! Reminder: We SPRING FORWARD on Sunday, March 12,  and change our clocks ahead ... continue reading

  • Save the date: Summer Camps & Activities Fair April 1

    03.06.17

    Originally posted January 20, 2017 Union Public Schools will host a Summer Camps & Activities Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the UMAC. Vendors and community organizations who wish to participate may reserve a table; contact Community Schools Coordinator Kulsum Siddiqui (918-357-4332). The event is sponsored by Microsft, Saint Francis Health Zone, Tulsa Kids Magazine and Union Public Schools. continue reading

  • Registration deadline is March 7 for Spring Break Camp

    03.06.17

    Originally posted March 6, 2017 Information about registration for Spring break Camp: https://t.co/9ZE4Jwtsig Registration deadline is March 7 for Spring Break Camp! https://t.co/9ZE4Jwtsig pic.twitter.com/jW6LvQUqyB — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) March 6, 2017 continue reading

  • Students urged to submit applications for Union STEM Expo

    03.01.17

    Originally posted February 13, 2017 Students are invited to participate in the 2017 Union STEM Expo this April! The Union STEM Expo engages our learners, their families, and our community partners in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. See the Union STEM Expo page for application information and expectations. Applications are due March 11. continue reading

  • Hidden No More Essay Contest for K-12 students

    03.01.17

    Originally posted March 1, 2017 The Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance is launching the Hidden No More Essay Contest for all K-12 students in Northeastern Oklahoma to identify and research a hidden figure in STEM.  The awards for this contest will be very exciting and this will be a great way for students to tell an untold story about excellence and leadership in STEM fields.  The deadline for submissions is March 31.  Enter online here.   continue reading

  • Annual Teacher of the Year honors today at 4:30 p.m.

    02.21.17

    The 2016-2017 Site Teachers of the Year are: (pictured left to right) Ashley Hairston, Shona Scott, Tammy Hallum, Susan Henderson, Alison Lamb, Becky Chapman, Renee Williams, Jamie Treseder, Shona Scott, Allison Newburn, Trent Spencer, Holly Parker, Tiffany Robles,  Julie Shadle, Linda English, Crystal Soltow, Wanda Gatlin, Alicia Abbott, Heidi Launius, and Janet Teel. Originally posted February 22, 2017 Come out and show your support! The District Teacher of the Year will be announced ... continue reading

  • Board Report - February 13

    02.16.17

    Originally posted February 15, 2017 Thank you voters! A "hearty" THANK YOU to Union parents and supporters for SUCCESSFULLY PASSING the district's latest bond issue. Just over 80 percent voted YES for the $26-million bond that will enable the district to complete Phase II of construction on the new elementary school. It will also provide tools for the district's world-class STEM initiatives, as well as help with building renovations, roof repair, and new classroom construction for ... continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge kids have blast studying about germs

    02.13.17

    Originally posted February 13, 2017 Cedar Ridge ffth graders in Katrina Philpot's class have been studying how the organs in our body help to fight off infection, how germs are passed and even investigating as we try to trace back and use all of the evidence documents they provided to deduce how this infection is spreading through the school. "We looked for patterns and connections between students who were sick. They had to think about the types of behaviors that can help pass germs. ... continue reading

  • Union 3rd, 4th graders tp perform with TSO Feb. 24

    02.08.17

    Originally posted February 8, 2017 Union 3rd, 4th graders to perform with Tulsa Symphony Orchestra at High School Feb. 24 All Union Public Schools third and fourth grade students have the opportunity to make sweet music with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra (TSO) on Friday, February 24, at the Union Performing Arts Center, 6636 S. Mingo Road. As part of the Link Up program, students will watch TSO from their seats and perform during two concerts at 10 a.m. and 11:35 a.m., Director of Fine Arts ... continue reading

  • Vote Martes 14 de Febrero/Tuesday, February 14

    02.07.17

    Originally posted February 7, 2017   Vote Martes 14 de Febrero/Tuesday, February 14th! https://t.co/Op8Gp5PDqr — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) February 8, 2017 continue reading

  • Boy, Rustic Cuff spread Valentine's magic at Cedar Ridge

    02.02.17

    Originally posted February 2, 2017 Cedar Ridge fourth grade girls in Hillary Morsey's class received a very special valentine recently! Our very own classmate, Will Dean, put his letter writing skills to use and wrote the owner of Rustic Cuff, telling her he would like to gift each of the girls in his class a Rustic Cuff bracelet for Valentine's Day. She responded with a letter, and 14 bracelets for the girls in our class! Thank you, Will, for being so kind and lighting the world! Thank you to ... continue reading

  • 'The Drowsy Chaperone' opens Wednesday, Feb. 1

    01.31.17

    Originally posted January 31, 2017   'The Drowsy Chaperone' opens Wed., Feb. 1 https://t.co/a9yfHzpULC @UnionFineArts @UnionRepertory @UnionHSTulsa @UHSstudents_ @powell_troy pic.twitter.com/FejXnMsUlO— Union Schools (@UnionSchools) January 31, 2017 continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge Teacher of the Year: Jamie Treseder

    01.30.17

    Originally posted January 30, 2017 Music teacher Jamie Treseder has been named the Teacher of the Year at Cedar Ridge Elementary School. “My high school choir teachers were an inspiration to me,” Treseder said.  “They had excellent classroom control, were extremely talented themselves and had a passion for sharing the joy of music with their students. They also seemed to genuinely enjoy their jobs!  I grew up singing in church and school choirs and took piano lessons ... continue reading

  • Union presents all-school musical 'The Drowsy Chaperone' Feb. 1-4

    01.23.17

    Originally posted January 3, 2017 The Union Fine Arts Department is proud to present this year’s all-school musical, "The Drowsy Chaperone" at 7 p.m. February 1-4 at the Union Performing Arts Center, 6636 S. Mingo Road. See the download link on this page for cast and credits. To purchase 'The Drowsy Chaperone" tickets online, go to www.exposquare.com. Click on BUY TICKETS, Select The Drowsy Chaperone. “The Drowsy Chaperone” is a parody of ... continue reading

  • First grade impressions of President Trump

    01.23.17

    Originally posted January 23, 2017 A first grade perspective on the Inauguration and 1st day----- Sherri Fair Principal Cedar Ridge Elementary   continue reading

  • Union seeks approval of $26-million bond issue Tuesday, Feb. 14

    01.19.17

    Originally posted January 13, 2017 Union Public Schools is asking patrons to consider approval of a $26-million school bond issue when they go to the polls on Tuesday, February 14. The largest portion of the bond includes the next phase of construction of an elementary school to enable students throughout the district to attend school closer to home. Passage will not increase taxes above traditional levels and requires a supermajority – at least 60 percent of the vote. See our bond ... continue reading

  • Save the date: Chess Tournament April 29

    01.19.17

    Originally posted January 19, 2017 Brush up on your moves! The Union PTA council is hosting the 3rd Annual Chess Tournament at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 29  at Union High School. Second through seventh grade students are invited to register! Let PTA know you are coming and visit the Facebook events page here. This is a free chess tournament for all Union public school kids in second through seventh grades. It is NOT an elimination tournament -this means everyone gets to play in all four or ... continue reading

  • Fifth grade parents invited to register to tour 6th Grade Center in March

    01.17.17

    Update: The Union 6th Grade Center will resume tours for 5th Grade parents this Wednesday & Thursday, March 22-23, 2017. Tours will be 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. or  1– 2 p.m. Parents were invited to register for tours using the link here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F084EABA923AAF94-u67parent  Originally posted January 11,, 2017 Attention 5th grade parents! The Union 6th Grade Center is inviting parents to register for a tour of the school during March. Tour dates ... continue reading

  • 2017 Bond Election: We Love you, Union

    01.10.17

    Originally posted January 10, 2017 The Union Board of Education has scheduled a special election Tuesday, February 14, 2017, for Union patrons to decide on a $26-million bond package, emphasizing that passage will not increase taxes above traditional levels. A major portion of the funds, about $11 million, would go toward Phase II construction of Elementary 14, 12000 E. 31st Street. Voters overwhelmingly passed the first phase on the 2016 bond issue. Voter registration books close Friday, ... continue reading

  • K-5 girls invited to Highsteppers Girls Fun Night Jan. 28.

    01.10.17

    Originally posted January 11, 2017   We'd like to invite all K-5 girls to our Girls Fun Night on 1/28! Snacks, games, crafts & a dance to perform at a @Union_Hoops game! pic.twitter.com/a3Y5XplETM — Union Highsteppers (@UVHighsteppers) January 11, 2017 continue reading

  • Spring Community Education classes offered

    01.08.17

    Originally posted January 5, 2017 Enroll in spring Community Education classes! Union Community Education is a great way to expand your learning, fitness and talents. Our program offers after-school and evening classes in art, science, and exercise for students.  Our staff of teachers and instructors strive to give you the best possible experience.  Hurry and enroll!  Class sizes are limited!  For more information contact. Kim Jennings, Community ... continue reading

  • Welcome Back to School Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017

    01.05.17

    Originally posted January 5, 2017 Welcome Back to School Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017! continue reading

  • Winter Break to run Dec. 21-Jan. 4, 2017

    12.28.16

    Originally posted December 12, 2016 Happy Holidays from Union Public Schools! School will be closed December 21 through January 4, 2017. Classes will resume Thursday, January 5. The Education Service center, Union Warehouse & Distribution Center will be closed Friday, December 23 through Monday, January 2, 2017.  Teachers will return to work on Wednesday, January 4 for a Professional Development Day. The Clinic will be open during Winter Break with the exception of Friday, ... continue reading

  • Christmas Sweater Day at Cedar Ridge

    12.20.16

    Originally posted December 20, 2016   Christmas sweater day at Cedar Ridge Elementary! @CedarRidgePTA ... HAPPY HOLIDAYS! pic.twitter.com/XpB5oLDbiV — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) December 20, 2016 continue reading

  • Tickets for 'The Drowsy Chaperone' now on sale to the public

    12.19.16

    Originally posted December 12, 2016 The Union Fine Arts Department is pleased to announce that tickets are now available to employees for this year’s all-school musical, "The Drowsy Chaperone."  Performances will be at 7 p.m. in the Union Performing Arts Center at the High School February 1-4. Tickets to the general public go on sale Monday, December 19.  Qualifying district employees can get two tickets at no charge in certain seating areas of the PAC but ... continue reading

  • Union invites fifth graders to take up music next school year

    12.13.16

    Originally posted December 13, 2016 The Union 6th Grade Orchestra, Choir, and Band performed for fifth graders from around Union Public Schools Monday morning for the annual 6th Grade Recruitment Concert, hoping to convince students to enroll in one of the music programs next year. Charles Pissarra, director of the Union Renegade Regiment High School Marching Band and assistant director of the Fine Arts Department, Principal Tamra Bird, who will be the sixth grade principal next year, and ... continue reading

  • 12 Days of Christmas comes to life at Cedar Ridge

    12.12.16

    Originally posted December 12, 2016 The Cedar Ridge Elementary 5th Grade Choir performs for students and parents on Thursday, December 8, 2016. These two songs are from a Christmas play, under the direction of music teacher Jamie Treseder, who was named her school's Teacher of the Year. The play is about all of the characters featured in the song, "The 12 Days of Christmas." The video is from the afternoon performance. An encore performance for parents was held later that night. ... continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge teachers dine out

    12.11.16

    Originally posted December 12, 2016 Cedar Ridge teachers recently went to the Miller Farm in Chouteau for an Amish Dinner. Photos by Cindy Forbis. continue reading

  • UWear sale this Friday, Dec. 9

    12.07.16

    Originally posted December 5, 2016   Mark your calendars for Dec. 9 for the @U_WearStore #holidaysale!! pic.twitter.com/0E57niffwh — Union Athletics (@Union_Athletics) December 3, 2016 continue reading

  • Fund raiser for Cedar Ridge

    11.28.16

    Originally posted November 28, 2016 Union Winter Spirit Wear has arrived!! How amazingly awesome! Share with your fellow Union students, parents, employees & fans! What great Christmas gifts they would make! Check out those Pj's, leggings & black long sleeve dry-fit shirt. Perfect for those chilly days! Raise funds for Cedar Ridge PTA. Be sure to indicate your Union affiliation & students teacher in the add note to seller section before checkout for fast delivery your way! ... continue reading

  • Union Foundation delivers more teacher grants

    11.21.16

    Originally posted November 21, 2016 And the teacher grants from the Union Schools Education Foundation are still coming.  Union Schools Education Foundation Executive Director Dave Tackett, joined by members of the Foundation Board at some stops, passed out more grants Friday afternoon and into today. Grant winners Friday afternoon and today included Susan Henderson, Henry Cribbs, Philippa Kelly, Rebecka Peterson, Janet DeMarco, Jamie Treseder, Amy Ennis, Kari Eddy, Diana Irick, Kelley ... continue reading

  • Turkey art

    11.21.16

    Originally posted November 21, 2016 Turkey art from Cedar Ridge Elementary School. The students are in Janet DeMarco's classroom. continue reading

  • Thank you, Ellen Crager

    11.20.16

    Originally posted November 21, 2016   Thank you Ellen Crager! The retired @CedarRidgePTA principal is spending part of her Thanksgiving week in Cedar Ridge's media center. pic.twitter.com/1KmDB500kK — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) November 21, 2016 continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge honors veterans

    11.14.16

    Originally posted November 14, 2016 Cedar Ridge Elementary School honored veterans Friday afternoon with a choir performance and assembly.  continue reading

  • Avenue of Flags to greet Cedar Ridge veterans today

    11.11.16

    Originally posted Nvember 11, 2016 Students and faculty at Cedar Ridge Elementary are excited about this afternoon's Veterans Day assembly at 2 p.m. because they get to show off their new school entrance adorned with a row of American flags. Enjoy these pics of the outside entrance and a few rehearsal pictures. The assembly will feature lot of patriotic music and a tribute to veterans who have been invited to attend. continue reading

  • Rachael Grigg named Catch the Dream winner

    11.09.16

    Originally posted November 9, 2016   Congratulations to 2nd grade teacher Rachael Grigg! She is Cedar Ridge PTA's October Catch the Dream winner! https://t.co/5A3OfZEYBi — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) November 9, 2016 continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge celebrates 50th day of school

    11.07.16

    Originally posted Nvember 6, 2016 Cedar Ridge Elementary celebrated the 50th day of school last Friday by dressing up in 50's attire and comparing life then and now. We ended the day with root beer floats. - 2nd grade teacher Rachael Grigg continue reading

  • District Site Teachers of the Year announced

    11.04.16

    The 2016-2017 Site Teachers of the Year are: (pictured left to right) Ashley Hairston, Shona Scott, Tammy Hallum, Susan Henderson, Alison Lamb, Becky Chapman, Renee Williams, Jamie Treseder, Shona Scott, Allison Newburn, Trent Spencer, Holly Parker, Tiffany Robles,  Julie Shadle, Linda English, Crystal Soltow, Wanda Gatlin, Alicia Abbott, Heidi Launius, and Janet Teel. Originally posted November 4, 2016 Union Public Schools has announced its 2016-2017 School Site Teachers of the Year. The ... continue reading

  • Tornadoes at Cedar Ridge?

    11.02.16

    Originally posted November 2, 2016   We are making tornadoes at Cedar Ridge this morning with @newson6wxguy! @UnionSchools https://t.co/WK65okJiZv — Michael Grogan KOTV (@GroganontheGO) November 2, 2016 continue reading

  • Union PTA shirts on sale & online!

    10.27.16

    Originally posted October 11, 2016 Extended: The Union PTA Council is selling PTA shirts online until midnight Sunday, October 30. The Union PTA Council is selling PTA shirts online. The new shirts feature lots of new designs and colors. Check them out here: https://unionpta.itemorder.com/sale. You can also download an order form on this page, by clicking on the download link. The form contains styles, designs and additional information. Paper forms must be returned to the school by October ... continue reading

  • School closed Oct. 19-21; Early Childhood Center to have special times

    10.19.16

    Originally posted October 14, 2016 There is no school Wednesday - Friday, October 19-21, to allow for parent-teacher conferences on Wednesday, and Fall Break on Thursday and Friday. The Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center, however, will be open Wednesday, October 19. The Early Childhood Center will be open until 11;15 a.m. Thursday and Friday. Dismissal time will be from 10:45 – 11:15 a.m. In the afternoon, teachers will hold conferences with parents during scheduled ... continue reading

  • Registration open for intramural basketball

    10.18.16

    Originally posted October 18, 2016   Registration is open for 3rd-5th grade intramural BB and 9th-12th grade intramural BB!!#whosgotgame? pic.twitter.com/ncmOlQE6cQ — Union Athletics (@Union_Athletics) October 18, 2016 continue reading

  • Bond dollars at work! New rug at Cedar Ridge

    10.18.16

    Originally posted October 18, 2016 Here is Miss Turner’s 3rd grade class at Cedar Ridge being the first class to sit on the rug in the media center. "We are so thankful to the Union patrons for passing the bond so we can enjoy this new rug," said Beth Turner. continue reading

  • Varsity Cheer hosting Parents Day Out Oct. 19

    10.16.16

    Originally posted October 14, 2016   UVC is doing a Parents Day Out Wed Oct 19th from 9-4. Affordable Fun @Union_Athletics @Unionmommaskin @UnionSchools pic.twitter.com/N7VF5oa9vx — lori Moreno (@loriMoreno19) October 13, 2016 continue reading

  • TU pom squad reads to Cedar Ridge 4th graders

    10.14.16

    Originally posted October 14 2016 Guest readers from the University of Tulsa's Pom Squad visited Cedar Ridge fourth graders today! - teacher Hilary Mosey. Enjoy the pics! continue reading

  • SNAG at Cedar Ridge continues

    10.13.16

    Originally posted October 14, 2016   SNAG at Cedar Ridge Elem has been awesome! The high school players have been helping and we LOVE to see the younger ones enjoying it! pic.twitter.com/8ZTKGLUxc0 — Union Girls Golf (@uniongirlsgolf) October 13, 2016 continue reading

  • Avery Melvin wins Cedar Ridge art contest

    10.12.16

    Originally posted October 12, 2016 Congratulations to 5th grader Avery Melvin! She is the 2016/2017 Cedar Ridge Directory cover art winner! Way to go Avery! Parents, directories will be coming home today and if you still need to purchase one they are available in the office. Thank you for your continued support! continue reading

  • Jamie Treseder named Cedar Ridge Teacher of the Year

    10.12.16

    Originally posted October 12, 2016 Congratulations to our music teacher,  Jamie Treseder, our Cedar Ridge 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year! continue reading

  • Fall For All Camp set Oct. 19-21

    10.06.16

    Originally posted September 19, 2016 Students in Union in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to take part in Fall Break Camp October 19-21. The deadline for payment is this Thursday, October 13, at the Union Education Service Center, 8506 E. 61st St. Download registration information for more details.  FALL For All CAMP - UNION FALL BREAK CAMP 2016        WHERE:  Jefferson Elementary   8418 S. 107th E. Ave., ... continue reading

  • Taste of Union returns for Homecoming Oct. 7

    10.06.16

    Originally posted October 5, 2016   So many choices!! #TasteOfUnion is here! Grab PreGame dinner in the UMAC before Homecoming this Fri - proceeds benefit @UnitedWay pic.twitter.com/JDNcTPTosU — Union Momma Skins (@Unionmommaskin) October 4, 2016 continue reading

  • Union to celebrate National Farm to School Month in October

    10.04.16

    Originally posted September 27, 2016 For three fun, healthy recipes, click on the download  file link on this page. Serving Up Local Foods at Union Public Schools Union Child Nutrition is blazing the trail in the school food industry by purchasing and serving locally grown foods in all of their schools.  Union will highlight its efforts as it celebrate National Farm to School Month in October. “Going local is a big trend in restaurants, and is viewed as a highly valued ... continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge participates in Zoo Run

    10.04.16

    Originally posted October 4, 2016   @CedarRidgePTA teachers having fun at the Zoo Run with 4th graders pic.twitter.com/eMRfrjf9nF — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) October 4, 2016 continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge fund raiser tonight

    09.26.16

    Originally posted September 27, 2016   Come join all your fellow Cedar Ridge families tonight at Cici's Pizza for Spirit Night! https://t.co/Bac30WtXNy— Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 27, 2016 continue reading

  • SafeSchools Alert is our district's tip reporting service

    09.23.16

    Originally posted September 19, 2016 A safe and secure school environment is essential to the learning process. An important ingredient in achieving safe and secure schools remains alert eyes and ears. Safety is achieved when an atmosphere exists in which students are comfortable talking with adults about their concerns. See our letter about Social Media Responsibility at download link on this page. Report it! SafeSchools Alert is our district's tip reporting service. If you have information ... continue reading

  • Tiny things mean big discoveries

    09.23.16

    Originally posted September 23, 2016 Oh what fun we are having in science class! My class is working on matter. We are studying atoms, molecules, protons, neutrons and electrons. Using Discovery science we have done many outstanding activities.  As they came into class yesterday I handed them a card with either a blue, red or yellow dot on it. They had to figure out which color they felt would be the protons, neutrons, or electons. I used the center of the room as the center of the atom and asked ... continue reading

  • Finalists for Cedar Ridge directory announced

    09.22.16

    Originally posted September 22, 2016 Congratulations to the top three finalists for this year's Cedar Ridge Directory Cover Art Contest! This years theme was "What I Love About Cedar Ridge". The PTA identified the top 3, and teachers casted their votes today! The winner will be announced when the Directory is published. Thank you to all of our students who turned in submissions. We have so many talented kiddos and the imagination and creativity was impressive! Here are the top ... continue reading

  • Clothing Closet seeking donations for September

    09.20.16

    Originally posted September 20, 2016   Clothing drive for @UnionSchools & PTA. Jeans & pants needed. Donate through Sept. 30. Drop off at your school. pic.twitter.com/36aljTrKfg — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 19, 2016 continue reading

  • Practice your emergency plan

    09.18.16

    Originally posted September 19, 2016   Practice emergency plan with kids so they know what to do in case of fire, injury, or other emergencies. #Tulsa #NatlPrep #Safety #MakeAPlan — City of Tulsa (@cityoftulsagov) September 17, 2016 continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge PTA to meet Wednesday

    09.13.16

    Originally posted September 13, 2016   Cedar Ridge PTA meeting Wednesday at 3:15 pm https://t.co/TeBm73Vz5x — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 13, 2016 continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge students work on scientific explanation

    09.07.16

    Originally posted September 7, 2016 Cedar Ridge fifth grade students are working on scientific explanation! They came up with: 1.) scientific claim, 2.) evidence to support the claim, and 3.) reasoning that connects the evidence to the claim. They have worked hard. I challenged them to work with their team to come up with a claim they could find evidence to support! It was amazing listening to them talk about mass, density, friction, along with many other terms we covered in class. Amazing ... continue reading

  • No school Monday; enjoy the weekend!

    09.02.16

    Originally posted September 2, 2016   Kick up your heels, see the @UnionFootball game & enjoy the long holiday weekend. No school Monday! #ItAllAddsUp pic.twitter.com/AJt8ikYf82 — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 2, 2016 continue reading

  • Ellen Crager still supports Union!

    09.02.16

    Originally posted September 2, 2016  TODAY IS THE DAY!! GO BUY A SHAKE AT CHICKFILA!!! 71ST AND GARNETT!!! #shakeoff #beatba— Union Varsity Cheer (@UHSVarsityCheer) September 2, 2016 Retired @UnionSchools administrator, Ellen Crager, came to @ChickfilA to get a #shake to support @UHSVarsityCheer!! pic.twitter.com/pHh7GCJolk — Union Athletics (@Union_Athletics) September 2, 2016 continue reading

  • Fall Community Education classes offered

    08.31.16

    Originally posted July 14, 2016 - Catalog Updated August 31, 2016 Enroll in fall Community Education classes! Union Community Education is a great way to expand your learning, fitness and talents. Our program offers after-school and evening classes in art, science, and exercise for students.  Our staff of teachers and instructors strive to give you the best possible experience.  Hurry and enroll!  Class sizes are limited!  For more inforomation contact. Kim ... continue reading

  • Watch your speed; Union students appreciate it

    08.30.16

    Originally posted August 30, 2016   Please watch your speed in neighborhoods and around schools. School zones are 25MPH with tickets automatically booked to court. #Tulsa— City of Tulsa (@cityoftulsagov) August 29, 2016 continue reading

  • Community Education will keep you on your toes

    08.30.16

    Originally posted August 30, 2016 Take a Community Education class after school! It may keep you on your toes! One of the program’s many offerings is Tippie Toes. “Tippi Toes has been something my daughter has done since she was 18 months old and we participated in a Mommy and Me class,” said Kathy Hitchcock. “We both immediately fell in love with the classes. I was beyond thrilled to see Tippi Toes offered at my daughter's Union elementary school. I did not hesitate ... continue reading

  • Community Education classes are wonderful says a mom; enroll now

    08.26.16

    Originally posted August 23, 2016 Why should my child participate in a Community Education class? Because they are wonderful, says parent Carolyn Mathieson “My son, AJ, has been enjoying the classes at Peters Elementary for years and it is always his first choice for the continuing education classes and summer camps,” Mathieson said.  “When asked about what he liked about the class, his first response was simply, ‘Legos, Mom, what else!’  He then also told me ... continue reading

  • Reminder: Late Start Friday!

    08.25.16

    Originally posted August 25, 2016  Remember it's a late start Friday. All schools, except the Early Childhood Center, start later this Friday---and every Friday---to allow teachers time to collaborate on individualizing your child’s instruction. Friday start time at Andersen, Boevers, Briarglen, Clark, Darnaby, McAuliffe, Peters, Rosa Parks and the Sixth Grade Center is 8:15 a.m. At Cedar Ridge, Grove, Jarman, Jefferson, Moore, and the 9th Grade Center, it is 8:50 a.m. Seventh and ... continue reading

  • Union employees urged to Go Light the World at back-to-school kickoff

    08.23.16

    Originally posted August 18, 2016 Union Public Schools kicked off its new school year with a message of optimism and hope during the annual back-to-school kickoff Wednesday at the Performing Arts Center. More than 2,000 employees - teachers, secretaries, bus drivers, grounds crew, etc., - came together as Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler, Board of Education President Heather McAdams and others spoke. Drama instructor Troy Powell and his talented team and students entertained the employees with an ... continue reading

  • Dads help welcome Cedar Ridge students on the first day of school

    08.22.16

    Originally posted August 22, 2016 Dads came out to show their support for students - forming a welcome line in the lobby at Cedar Ridge - for the first day of school this morning. It was quite exciting. It was also exciting for another person - Sherri Fair, who is the new principal at the school. She replaced Ellen Crager, who retired last spring. Students and their families entered the school from the north side of the school while construction crews complete the new covered walkway in the front ... continue reading

  • Excellence in all we do

    08.21.16

    Originally posted August 22, 2016   Union Schools: Excellence in ALL We Do! https://t.co/3NBybsdK1e — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) August 22, 2016 continue reading

  • Think safety as you drive near schools

    08.19.16

    Ty Wardlow, Union's director of Safety and Security, talks to the press about changes Union and the City of Tulsa hope to make to improve safety. Union is working with Tulsa to change the traffic light on Mingo and adding a left turn signal on the traffic signal in front of the school's north parking lot. Originally posted August 19, 2016 By Channel 6 (Photos by Union Communicatiobns) Tulsa city and school leaders want students, parents and other drivers to think safety ... continue reading

  • School starts Monday, Aug. 22

    08.19.16

    Originally posted August 19, 2016   Welcome Back! School starts Monday, Aug. 22. See map, calendar & start times here: https://t.co/q67Y8H9mLQ pic.twitter.com/2TkkRndyOq — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) August 19, 2016 continue reading

  • Heather McAdams: The Union Way keeps us on a mighty path to make a difference

    08.18.16

    Originally posted August 18, 2016 "It takes us all. We ARE a team, we are Union. We have the Union Way and it keeps us on a great and mighty path that lights the way and leads bright-eyed three years olds through elementary and middle school and eventually to high school and out to make a difference in the world," Board of Education President Heather McAdams told more than 2,000 employees at the annual back-to-school kickoff Wednesday. "We are Union and we are an amazing, successful ... continue reading

  • Union would like to thank all the vendors, staff who helped kick off the new year

    08.18.16

    Originally posted August 18, 2016 Union Public Schools would like to thank all of the sponsors who helped kick-off our new school year! See the sponsors and the names of the people who helped make kick-off successful at the download link on this page.  Union would particularly like to thank Rocket Brothers for donating the tea and coffee. Employees for Rocket Brothers were at Union as early as 2 a.m. in the morning to prepare tea and coffee for the event, which brought in more than 2,000 ... continue reading

  • Meet the Teacher set Thursday, Aug. 18

    08.17.16

    Originally posted July 28, 2016 The annual Meet the Teacher conferences for elementary students and parents will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, August 18. During this time, parents have the opportunity to visit their children's elementary school and meet their teachers, sign up for PTA, buy a school shirt and learn about what is in store for the coming year. continue reading

  • Employee kick-off set Wednesday, Aug. 17

    08.16.16

    Originally posted July 28, 2016 The annual back-to-school employee kickoff for Union Public Schools will commence at 9 a.m. Wednesday, August 17, at the Union Performing Arts Center, 6636 S. Mingo Road. The Education Service Center, Union Enrollment Center, and all school offices will be closed for the morning during a required staff meeting. Offices will open at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Kickoff at the UPAC 8:00am – Coffee and donuts 8:30am – PAC opens for seating 9:00am – ... continue reading

  • U-Wear 25-percent off sale Aug. 15-17

    08.15.16

    Originally posted August 8, 2016 The U-Wear Spirit Store will offer a 25-percent off sale August 15-17. The store will be open 9;30 a.m. throgh 5 p.m. August 15-16. The store wil be open noon until 5 p.m. August 17. Erica Phillips U-Wear Store Manager continue reading

  • Native American meetings this Tuesday, Aug. 9

    08.05.16

    Originally posted August 5, 2016 Native American students and their families are invited to join us for our Native American Parent Committee meetings on Tuesday, August 9.  Parent committee meetings will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. in the 6/7th Grade Center Cafeteria, followed by distribution of school supplies to all eligible Native American students.  Please RSVP to 918-357-6153!  Due to changes in funding requirements at the local and federal level, verification of your ... continue reading

  • Options to pay for lunch, breakfast available

    08.02.16

    Originally posted August 2, 2016 Union families are invited to use our online meal payment service, which allows parents to pay for lunch and breakfast online with the use of a credit card. In addition, families in need are also invited to complete applications for free- and reduced meals. Free/Reduced Meal Application - See Informational Flyer Union now offers ability to make online payment for meals The Child Nutrition Department for Union Public Schools is excited to offer ... continue reading

  • K-5: Register for intramural flag football

    08.02.16

    Originally posted August 2, 2016   Register for intramural flag football https://t.co/eR3LMTnA5h @Union_Athletics Grades K-5 pic.twitter.com/y6pNtJdaB2 — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) August 2, 2016 continue reading

  • Back to School Information 2016-2017

    08.01.16

    Originally posted July 28, 2016 Back to School Information for 2016-2017 - Download First Day of School is Monday, August 22 Meet the Teacher Thursday, August 18 The annual Meet the Teacher conferences for elementary students and parents will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, August 18. During this time, parents have the opportunity to visit their children's elementary school and meet their teachers, sign up for PTA, buy a school shirt and learn about what is in store for ... continue reading

  • Back-to-School Nights set for all of Union's schools

    07.28.16

    Originally posted July 26, 3016 Union Public Schools has scheduled Back-to-School night activities for all of the school sites. Elementary Curriculum/Back to School Nights 2016-17 Andersen: September 8, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Boevers: August 18, 4 to 7 p.m. Briarglen: September 12, 6 to 8 p.m. Cedar Ridge: September 1, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Clark: September 15, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. AND September 20, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Darnaby: September 8, 6 to ... continue reading

  • Join us for Family Movie Night Thursday, June 30

    06.30.16

    Originally posted June 23, 2016 FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT next Thursday, June 30, at Central Park at Union, 62nd and Mingo. All Union elementary students & families are invited! The movie is free. Concessions & Games start at 7:30 pm Movie starts at 8:45 pm Questions? Call 918-357-4334 continue reading

  • Union Schools will be closed Monday, July 4

    06.30.16

    Originally posted June 30, 2016   @UnionSchools will be closed Monday in observance of #IndependenceDay. Have a safe and happy #4thofJuly! pic.twitter.com/ZWcKH7fqPa — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) June 30, 2016 continue reading

  • Enrollment for Extended Day Program to open July 5

    06.29.16

    Originally posted June 27, 2016 Enrollment in the Extended Day Program for the 2016-2017 school year will open Tuesday, July 5.  Enroll at the Education Service Center, 8506 E. 61st Street. Program Hours  7 a.m. until school starts and after school until 6 p.m. at all schools. 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 pre-kindergarten through seventh grade. ... continue reading

  • 6th Grade Orientation set July 20

    06.22.16

    Originally posted June 14, 2016   Mark your calendars for Moving Up on 7/20 from 8:30am-2pm as incoming 6G students learn about U67! @UnionSchools pic.twitter.com/1GYAtdDEKL — Union 6th/7th Center (@Union67Center) June 13, 2016 continue reading

  • Land of Opportunities: summer school, camp under way Union

    06.16.16

    Originally posted June 16, 2016 Summer school is well under way at Jefferson Elementary School as students and staff from all over Union come together for learning in a stress-free environment. Students receive free breakfast and lunch and get to see friends and make friends. Photos below are from today's morning activities. Union Public Schools is offering free breakfasts and lunches for all children between the ages of 1-18 years old at Jefferson Elementary, 8418 S. 107 E. Ave., this summer. ... continue reading

  • View our update to Union's Strategic Plan

    06.02.16

    Originally posted May 23, 2016 Dear Union Community, We are pleased to present to you this update of the Union Public Schools 2014-2018 strategic plan. The following accomplishments are the direct result of many dedicated staff members, the Board of Education, parents, and members of the community working toward a common goal of 100 percent graduation, college and/or career ready. These accomplishments validate our never-ending pursuit of excellence and our belief in the district’s motto ... continue reading

  • Union to provide free summer meals again

    06.02.16

    Originally posted June 2, 2016 Union Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Download using the button on this page.. Funding is provided through the USDA program. continue reading

  • View our update to Union's Strategic Plan

    05.31.16

    Originally posted May 23, 2016 Dear Union Community, We are pleased to present to you this update of the Union Public Schools 2014-2018 strategic plan. The following accomplishments are the direct result of many dedicated staff members, the Board of Education, parents, and members of the community working toward a common goal of 100 percent graduation, college and/or career ready. These accomplishments validate our never-ending pursuit of excellence and our belief in the district’s motto ... continue reading

  • Message from the Superintendent

    05.23.16

    Originally posted May 18, 2016 Colleagues, As we prepare to close out the year, I want to update you on where we stand with Union’s budget for the 2016-17 school year. We still have no idea what the state’s common education budget will be.  We are certain there will be a cut, so our Board of Education has approved a reduction to our budget of five percent. This equates to around a 5.2-million-dollar cut to Union Public Schools for next year. Even though we will be cutting 48 ... continue reading

  • Basketball camp for Grades 1-9

    05.22.16

    Originally posted May 23, 2016   REGISTER NOW! Union Redskins Summer Camp-Grades 1-9. Visit https://t.co/znsXbcz1Ro. See you there! #UnionHoops pic.twitter.com/y4hEcVvag0 — Union Basketball (@Union_Hoops) May 21, 2016 continue reading

  • 5th Grade Science Invasion continues

    05.19.16

    Originally posted May 19, 2016 The 5th Grade Science Invasion was still under way Wednesday as students from Cedar Ridge, Boevers and McAuliffe took their turn at science fun at the Union Collegiate Academy. In May, Union hosts 5th Grade Science Invasion in which elementary schools from around the district send their fifth graders in stages to visit science classes at the Union Collegiate Academy. High School students, who get to practice what they have learned as well as leadership and speech ... continue reading

  • Last day of school! Have a great summer!

    05.19.16

    Originally posted May 20, 2016   Last day of school! Enjoy your summer! #allmylife @UnionSchools pic.twitter.com/JJmdclSsjT— Union Schools (@UnionSchools) May 20, 2016 continue reading

  • 5th Grade Science Invasion under way at High School

    05.17.16

    Originally posted May 17, 2016 In May, Union hosts 5th Grade Science Invasion in which elementary schools from around the district send their fifth graders in stages to visit science classes at the Union Collegiate Academy. High School students, who get to practice what they have learned as well as leadership and speech skills, then lead the younger students in science experiments. Science experiments range from learning about strawberry DNA to chemical reactions in fires to studying biological ... continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge 3rd graders host STEM Day for parents

    05.17.16

    Originally posted May 17, 2016 Cedar Ridge third grade classes invited parents to their classrooms Friday to view their Project Lead The Way projects students on which they had been hard at work. Teacher Beth Turner said the students enjoyed that opportunity to show off their work (and probably their parents too!) As a bonus, Associate Superintendent Dr. Kathy Dodd also dropped in to view the PLTW experiments as well as Sherri Fair, who was named the principal for Cedar Ridge. She will replace ... continue reading

  • Last day of school is Friday, May 20

    05.17.16

    Originally posted May 18, 2016   Just a few more days! Last day of school is this Friday. pic.twitter.com/JbuvJox2KH — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) May 18, 2016 continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge enjoys visit from astronaut

    05.13.16

    Originally posted May 13, 2016   @UnionSchools Cedar Ridge K-1-2 students w/ @NASA's Paul Lockhart! Thx @NORDAM_, @FlightNightUSA @TulsaSTEM!!! pic.twitter.com/0BbmAmcwml — Kathy Dodd (@doddk2) May 11, 2016 Looking forward to @PLTWorg reception @UnionSchools pic.twitter.com/a7fQhBtsPX— Tulsa Regional STEM (@TulsaSTEM) May 13, 2016 continue reading

  • Save the date! Library summer reading program starts May 31

    05.06.16

    Originally posted May 6, 2016 Save the date! Tulsa City-County Library's Summer Reading Program starts May 31! Sign up for the children's, teen, or adult program in person at any library to receive your printed reading log, or register online and print your reading log from home - no library card required.  If you would like to register ahead of time, you can pick up a printed reading log in person at your local library or register online and print a reading log at www. ... continue reading

  • Football mentors Cedar Ridge students

    05.03.16

    Originally posted May 3, 2016   Nice #UnionFB & @KameronMcQueen ! #MentorMonday #OneFamily https://t.co/rXVmvSOrFs — Union Basketball (@Union_Hoops) May 2, 2016 Thanks to @Union_Hoops players @Ethan_Chargo1s, @_are30, & @mo_garcia23 for mentoring 5th graders @ @MarshallTMoore pic.twitter.com/npr90itU4z — Union Athletics (@Union_Athletics) May 2, 2016 Thanks to @UnionFootball player, @KameronMcQueen for being a mentor at Cedar Ridge! pic.twitter. ... continue reading

  • FREE concert tonight! Be There! Percussion Rules!

    05.03.16

    Originally posted May 3, 2016   Tonight, May 3! 7pm! UHS PAC! Free! Percussion! Music! Be there! pic.twitter.com/sGErATHCew — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) May 3, 2016 continue reading

  • Youth football, spirit registration information

    05.03.16

    Originally posted May 3, 2016 2016 UYFA TACKLE FOOTBALL REGISTRATION Registration day - MAY 7th and 21st Union High School - UMAC 9am - 2pm Registration info - Uniform Fittings - Physicals Union Youth Football Association 2016 UYFA SPIRIT REGISTRATION   Cheer, Pom and Highsteppers 1st-7th grades Uniform and camp clothes fittings will be on May 7th and May 21st at Midwest Sporting Goods located on the NE of 51st and Memorial (Fontana Shopping Center) from 9-2pm. ... continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge senior reunion tonight

    05.02.16

    Originally posted May 2, 2016   Reminder: Senior reunion at Cedar Ridge today at 3:30pm. @UnionHSTulsa @UHSstudents_ @CedarRidgePTA @UHypeCrew— Union Schools (@UnionSchools) May 2, 2016 continue reading

  • Union TOPs presents 'Rumors' May 2-7

    05.02.16

    Originally posted May 2, 2016   Union presents 'Rumors' May 2-7 https://t.co/YyLqg9Uu45 @UnionFineArts @9GCUnion @UnionHSTulsa @UHSstudents_ pic.twitter.com/FWaUvKJBpX — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) May 2, 2016 continue reading

  • 5th graders prepare for tonight's show

    05.02.16

    Originally posted May 2, 2016 Members of the Union Public Schools 5th Grade Choir rehearse for their May 2 show at Union High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The students represent honor choirs from all of the elementary school sites.  The Fifth Grade YouthARTS! Concert is Monday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m. at Union High School. Come travel America’s highway with us as we take a trip along “Route 66." This concert features songs from each state along the way and includes well known tunes ... continue reading

  • Who is your favorite teacher?

    05.02.16

    Originally posted May 3, 2016   Who was your favorite teacher and why?#TeacherAppreciationWeek pic.twitter.com/iqlkKGGL1L— Tulsa Regional STEM (@TulsaSTEM) May 2, 2016 continue reading

  • Elementary schools invite seniors to reunions

    04.26.16

    Originally posted April 25, 2016 Every year, Union elementary schools host reunions for seniors around this time of year for former students who are graduating. However, this is the first year, Jefferson Elementary School will be able to host one. “Jefferson has been waiting for this day since we opened in the fall of 2008,” Principal Kim Rampey said. “We are so excited to be hosting our 1st Annual Senior Reunion on Thursday, May 5 starting at 4 p.m.  There are 32 ... continue reading

  • Summer Community Education classes offered

    04.25.16

    Originally posted April 25, 2016 Come join Community Education for some fun filled classes this summer at Moore Elementary! Enroll now for Bricks 4 Kidz, Combat Zone Karte, Tippi Toes, and Young Rembrandts. See download form. Kim Jennings, Community Education, Union Public School, 918-357-6029 continue reading

  • Union activities, events tonight cancelled due to weather

    04.25.16

    Originally posted April 26, 2016 Due to anticipated severe weather this evening, Union Public Schools is cancelling all after-school-classes, practices, activities, and events.  That includes Union’s Adult Community Education ESL and GED classes.  The only exception is EDP--Union’s Extended Day Program. We are encouraging EDP parents to pick up their students early, if possible.   continue reading

  • State PTA Reflections winners announced

    04.23.16

    Originally posted April 21, 2016 Congratulations to the Union students who placed in the state PTA Reflections contest.  - Hillary Liebermanm Union PTA Reflections Chair. Union students who entered the PTA Reflections contest and have won at the state level are listed below:   Stormie Rachelle Pagan Literature High School Union High PTA Become an Inspiration Madison Bremer ... continue reading

  • Last day of school is Friday, May 20

    04.22.16

    Originally posted April 19, 2016   The last day of school for Union Public Schools will be Friday, May, 20! — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) April 19, 2016 continue reading

  • Visual arts display for YouthArts! open at the UMAC

    04.20.16

    Originally posted April 20, 2016 The annual visual arts exhibition for YouthArts! is under way at the UMAC. You need to visit to see some of the great talent on display from all the grades from across the district. The photos on this page only show some of the items you might see. See schedule for this year's annual YouthArts! celebration. continue reading

  • Four Foundation grants delivered to Cedar Ridge

    04.19.16

    Originally posted April 19, 2016 The Union Schools Education Foundation began distributing teacher grants Monday, starting at Cedar Ridge Elementary School. More grants will be delivered this week. Thank you to the Foundation! Enjoy these photos of the grant recipients at Cedar Ridge. (Mrs. Cassie Romine, Mrs. Carol Conrad, Mrs. Janet DeMarco, and Ms. Beth Turner - pictured with retiring Principal Ellen Crager).  Beth Turner helped at the Foundation dinner this year and she is my ... continue reading

  • YouthArts! brings visual delights to the UMAC

    04.19.16

    Originally posted April 20, 2016   Lots to see at the UMAC for #YouthArts https://t.co/GZfydcwjAu @UnionFineArts pic.twitter.com/UUy0l6LRCj— Union Schools (@UnionSchools) April 20, 2016 continue reading

  • Darth Vader crosses Shakespeare! What did Union Drama do? Tickets are $5

    04.18.16

    Originally posted April 14, 2016 What do you get when you mash up Shakespeare with "Star Wars" with SteamPunk costumes and set designs? You get -- "Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope" something kids of all ages will enjoy. Directed by teacher Troy Powell, the High School drama students - including two from the 9th Grade Center - tell the story of the original "Star Wars" movie but in the style of William Shakespeare as adapted by Cody Daigle-Orians. ... continue reading

  • Union hosts summer camp expo for families

    04.14.16

    Originally posted April 14, 2016 Union Public Schools hosted a summer camp enrollment fair Wednesday which attracted several families as they explored opportunities children could participate in this summer. The camp was held at the 6th/7th Grade Center; photos on this page by McAuliffe Community Schools coordinator Emma Thadani. Representatives from residential camps, local day camps, and summer programs for ages 4 – 18 spoke with families about what they offer, spanning the spectrum from ... continue reading

  • Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope runs April 18-23

    04.14.16

    Originally posted April 14, 2016 Enjoy these dress rehearsal pictures taken by High School teacher Amy Riker on Monday, featuring Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope. "I loved taking these pictures," Riker said. "It combines three of my favorite things: Shakespeare, Star Wars and Steampunk." The play runs 7 p.m. April 18-23 at the High School Studio Theatre. It is directed by Troy Powell. Tickets are $5. continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge senior reunion set Monday, May 2

    04.12.16

    Originally posted April 12, 2016 Cedar Ridge Senior Celebration will be Monday, May 2 from 3:30-5 p.m. continue reading

  • Enrollment under way for Union summer camp

    04.11.16

    Originally posted April 7, 2016 The Union Extended Day Program will host summer camp May 31-August 5 at Jefferson Elementary School, 8418 S. 107 E. Ave., for students currently enrolled at Union Public Schools pre-kindergarten to fifth grade. This year's theme is Land of Opportunities. Camp is for students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Class is limited to 150 students (20 for pre-kindergarten students). For enrollment information, click on the download link above.  If ... continue reading

  • 37th annual YouthArts! Festival to run April 14-May 17

    04.11.16

    Originally posted April 11, 2016 Union's Fine Arts Department proudly presents YouthArts!, an annual fine arts festival showcasing the creative works and talents of elementary and secondary students. YouthArts! is one of the longest running festivals of its type in the state of Oklahoma, celebrating its 37th anniversary in the spring of 2016. It was founded by Ed Tackett, now retired director of Fine Arts, and has grown immensely over the years. The 2016 Festival will run from April 14-May 17. ... continue reading

  • Thank you, partners

    04.10.16

    Originally posted April 11, 2016   Because of you, Union Community Partners, our students enjoy enriched and engaged learning that advances their... https://t.co/D4I52e3HWD— Union Schools (@UnionSchools) April 11, 2016 continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge students have fun in annual jog-a-thon today

    04.08.16

    Originally posted April 8, 2016 Cedar Ridge students had fun today during the school's annual jog-a-thon, made possible by the school's PTA, parent volunteers, local businesses and a rousing deejay.  continue reading

  • Union students winners at State PTA Reflections contest

    04.08.16

    Originally posted April 6, 2016 Congratulations to the Union students who entered the PTA Reflections contest and won at the state level. - Hillary Lieberman, Union PTA Reflections Chair Stormie Rachelle Pagan Literature High school Union High PTA Become an Inspiration Madison Bremer Literature High school Union High PTA All It Takes Is ... continue reading

  • Tutoring directory available for parents

    04.06.16

    Originally posted March 29, 2016 The Union College & Career Center is piloting a tutoring program this spring for all students across the district, and is sharing a list of tutors available for students and families. A directory of teachers, containing subject fields, fees and contact information, is being shared for families and students. Tutoring sessions with teachers are held in a public place outside of school hours. Appointments must be made with the tutor. continue reading

  • Be Wise & Immunize at the Tulsa Zoo April 23!

    04.06.16

    Originally posted March 30, 2016 LIONS AND TIGERS...AND IMMUNIZATIONS, OH MY! "BE WISE IMMUNIZE AT THE TULSA ZOO 2016" 6421 E. 36TH Street North, Tulsa Saturday, April 23 - 10 am until 2 pm Enjoy FREE admission to the Tulsa Zoo for each child immunized at event PLUS up to two accompanying family members! Immunizations for infants and children through 18 years of age Children must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian; must bring immunization record ... continue reading

  • 5th Grade YouthArts! Concert set May 2

    04.06.16

    Originally posted April 6, 2016 Save the date! The Fifth Grade YouthARTS! Concert is Monday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m. at Union High School. Come travel America’s highway with us as we take a trip along “Route 66." This concert features songs from each state along the way and includes wellknown tunes such as “California Dreamin’” and “Surfin’ U.S.A.” This road trip will be a blast! continue reading

  • Clothing drive under way; new socks, underwear needed

    04.04.16

    Originally posted April 4, 2015 Please donate new socks and new underwear April 4–22. There is a great need! Please drop them off at your school site. continue reading

  • Early enrollment information for PreK, K, 3-year-olds

    03.29.16

    Originally posted February 15, 2016  Click on the link above to download this information in English and Spanish as well as information for early childhood, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten enrollment. PRE-KINDERGARTEN AND KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT Hours for the enrollment dates below are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Enrollment Center located at 6011 S 89 E Ave., on 61st between Memorial and Mingo. Children who are at least four years old on or before September 1, 2016, may be ... continue reading

  • Union offers summer basketball camps Grades 1-9

    03.25.16

    Originally posted March 25, 2016   Union offers summer basketball camps Grades 1-9 https://t.co/Ou675ofSgY @Union_Hoops @Union_Athletics pic.twitter.com/GHBQaaQJer — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) March 25, 2016 continue reading

  • Science & math camps coming this summer!

    03.24.16

    Originally posted March 24, 2016   Science & math camps coming this summer! Learn more & sign-up at the #STEM Summer Camp Fair TODAY @ 3pm. https://t.co/YpWUsLNQUQ / — Tulsa Regional STEM (@TulsaSTEM) March 24, 2016 continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge fund raiser extended until March 29!

    03.23.16

    Originally posted March 23, 2016   Extended until March 29! Get your order in and pls rt! #rusticcuff #fundraiser #benefitsthekids pic.twitter.com/gVE6YlJ4zB — CedarRidgePTA (@CedarRidgePTA) March 23, 2016 continue reading

  • Parents of 5th graders take tour of 6th Grade Center

    03.14.16

    Originally posted March 14, 2015 To help ally any fears parents might have about their fifth grade children as they enter the sixth grade next year, Union provided two tours for parents last week. Parents toured classrooms, the fine arts and athletics areas and the media center. They learned more about the cafeteria and how students moved from class to class. continue reading

  • Teachers are the lifeblood of Oklahoma

    03.10.16

    Originally posted March 10, 2016 On Wednesday at the Teacher of the Year pep rally, Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler and Associate Superintendent Dr. Kathy Dodd thanked teachers for their service and applauded their efforts to provide the best education possible to students. Below is Dr. Hartzler's speech: It is an honor to be here today as we recognize our Teachers of the Year for 2015-2016, and to celebrate the importance of what it means to be an educator.   I would like ... continue reading

  • 5th grade parents may sign up for tours at 6th Grade Center

    03.07.16

    Originally posted March 7, 2016   5th Grade Parents- click the link below to sign up for an upcoming tour of U67!https://t.co/4mUA597lNz pic.twitter.com/Gx8EMToTuq — Union 6th/7th Center (@Union67Center) March 7, 2016 continue reading

  • Parent forum on state education budget Tuesday, March 8

    03.03.16

    Originally posted March 4, 2016 If you would like to learn more about the budget issue and the impact on our schools, there's an event happening at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 8  at Darnaby Elementary School, 7625 E. 87th Street. The forum will feature Gene Perry, Policy Director for the Oklahoma Policy Institute, speaking on the current budget crisis and the effects these shortfalls and cuts are having on Oklahoma schools. Organizers write on the Facebook event page, "Please ... continue reading

  • Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

    03.02.16

    Originally posted March 2, 2016   Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! How are you celebrating? https://t.co/idHQDLk7IC #ReadAcrossAmerica #okea #oklaed pic.twitter.com/OcpD7w4B0W — OK Education Assoc. (@okea) March 2, 2016 continue reading

  • Flashlight party for fourth grade readers

    02.29.16

    Originally posted February 29, 2016 Cedar Ridge fourth graders earned a "Flashlight Friday" party Friday during reading. They each brought a flashlight to read with, and used it as a light on their book as we read silently around the room. So fun! Wanted to share :) Hilary Morsey, Cedar Ridge--4th Grade This week is Reading Across America Week! continue reading

  • Donate Prom gowns during month of March

    02.28.16

    Originally posted February 29, 2016   Please donate gently used or new evening/prom gowns to give a young girl a chance to go to Prom. From March 2-25. pic.twitter.com/tAByHCOZDG — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) February 29, 2016 continue reading

  • UHype Crew helps Cedar Ridge students Charge It Up!

    02.26.16

    Originally posted February 26, 2016 High School students in the UHype Crew, a marketing class/student organization lead by teacher Jennifer Fisher, visited Cedar Ridge Elementary School today for two assemblies, helping students to Charge It Up! Photos by teacher Katrina Philpot continue reading

  • New stuff at the U-Wear Spirit Store

    02.23.16

    Originally posted February 23, 2016   Now in stock Union Nike compression tops and shorts!! #unionathleticwear #getyourunionon pic.twitter.com/qP5FGsd0Cj— U-Wear Spirit Store (@U_WearStore) February 22, 2016 continue reading

  • 2nd annual PTA District Wide Chess Tournament set March 26

    02.22.16

    Originally posted February 22, 2016 The Union PTA Council is hosting a free elementary chess tournament on Saturday, March 26.  Union students in grades 1-5 are invited to participate.  About 130 kids showed up for PTA's very first district wide elementary chess tournament in 2015, and the PTA hope to double participation this year!  Registration forms will be available at the front office of each Elementary School "Chess fits into Union's STEM ... continue reading

  • PTA Council selling spirit wear; orders due Feb. 26

    02.18.16

    Originally posted February 19, 2016 The Union PTA Council is selling spirit wear to raise funds for student scholarships and other PTA events. Orders are due by Friday, February 26. Use the download button to access the order form. continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge Teacher of the Year: Hilary Morsey

    02.17.16

    The District Teacher of the Year will be named during a reception for all teachers at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9 at the Union Performing Arts Center. Originally posted February 17, 2016 Cedar Ridge Elementary Hilary Morsey, 4th Grade Union High School, 2006, attended Union Kindergarten through senior year of high school University of Tulsa, 2010, Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education University of Tulsa, 2012, Master of Math and Science Education Elementary Education ... continue reading

  • Board Report - February 8

    02.11.16

    Originally posted JFebruary 10, 2016 Foundation event online ticket sales end at midnight Monday! During the Communications portion of the meeting, Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler, urged everyone to be sure to get their tickets soon for the Union Schools Education Foundation’s “A Night of FOCUS" (Fund Our Children at Union Schools), a fundraising dinner and auction, that will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, February 20, at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 5 South Boston Ave. ... continue reading

  • Enroll now for spring break camp

    02.11.16

    Originally posted February 11, 2016 The Union Extended Day Program will host a spring break camp March 14-18 at Jefferson Elementary School, 8418 S. 107th E. Ave., for students currently enrolled at Union Public Schools pre-kindergarten to fifth grade. This year's theme is Tapping into Nature. Class is limited to 150 students (20 for pre-kindergarten students). For enrollment information, click on the download link above. If enrollment reaches 150 students, camp enrollment will be ... continue reading

  • PTA to host trading card tournament Feb. 13

    02.08.16

    Originally posted January 5, 2016 Time for some fun! The Union PTA Trading Card Tournament will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. February 13 at the 9th Grade Center. There will be tournament and door prizes as well as concessions. Wizard's Asylum is sponsoring the event, which a fund raiser for the PTA. See download to view some of the games. Entry fee is $5.   ONLINE SIGN UP AND REGISTRATION:  http://j.mp/UnionCardGame16   continue reading

  • Vote today; polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    02.08.16

    Originally posted February 9, 2016 Remember to vote today! Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, February 9. Please be sure to check the map and the precinct listing below. If your precinct number or polling place has changed, the Election Board should have sent you notification and a new voter registration card. State law requires voters to show either their voter registration card or a current, unexpired photo ID issued by the US government, the State of Oklahoma, or a ... continue reading

  • Union election tomorrow! Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    02.08.16

    Originally posted February 8, 2016 Union’s 95 school buses transport 10-thousand-500 students and collectively travel a distance equivalent to a round trip from Houston, Texas, to Seattle, Washington-- --every school day! It is essential that we replace older, high-mileage buses to sustain efficiency, ensure safety, and avoid breakdowns on busy highways.  Proposition 2 on the February 9 bond issue calls for 8 regular route and two special education buses.  Please remember to vote ... continue reading

  • Two propositions on the Tuesday, Feb. 9 ballot

    02.05.16

    Originally posted February 4, 2016 Union’s reputation for forging ahead --- leading the way in public education innovation from early childhood programs through graduation---continues to attract families to the district.  On Tuesday, February 9, voters are asked to pass two propositions to accommodate district growth.  Major projects include construction of Elementary 14---the first half of which will open for 500 students in fall of 2017---new roofing at Darnaby; flooring at Moore; ... continue reading

  • Reminder: Check your child's backpack after school today

    02.04.16

    Originally posted February 4, 2016 Parents: Be sure to check your child's backpack and/or take home materials today for a flyer about the February 9 bond election. For more information, Forge Ahead. Forging Ahead $27-Million Bond Issue - VOTE Tuesday, February 9 Passage WILL NOT increase taxes above traditional levels! The merging of four small school districts in 1919 forged Union Public Schools—now considered a premier Oklahoma district, which is nationally recognized for ... continue reading

  • Walk-in absentee balloting today, Friday

    02.04.16

    Originally posted February 4, 2016 Walk-In absentee balloting at the Election Board office (555 N. Denver) is Thursday, February 4, and Friday, February 5, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. For more information, call the Tulsa County Election Board at 918-596-5766 or 918-596-5780. http://www.unionps.org/absentee-ballots/ continue reading

  • Union needs more school buses; voter approval sought Feb. 9

    02.03.16

    Originally posted February 1, 2016 Union’s 95 school buses transport 10-thousand-500 students and collectively travel a distance equivalent to a round trip from Houston, Texas, to Seattle, Washington-- --every school day! It is essential that we replace older, high-mileage buses to sustain efficiency, ensure safety, and avoid breakdowns on busy highways.  Proposition 2 on the February 9 bond issue calls for 8 regular route and two special education buses.  Please remember to vote ... continue reading

  • Thank you to all of our school counselors

    02.03.16

    Originally posted February 3, 2016   Thank you to all of our counselors at Union! #SchoolCounselorWeek pic.twitter.com/sNM9JFsWSz — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) February 3, 2016 continue reading

  • Watch Union redefine the high school music

    02.02.16

    Originally posted February 1, 2016 If anyone out there thinks Union is best known as for its athletics, watch this! As a parent and an employee, I am so proud of the plethora of high-caliber co-curricular activities we offer our amazing kiddos. Come see Rach (her daughter) and her friends redefine "high school musical" on Feb. 3-6 at the Union PAC!!! - Associated Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Dr. Kathy Dodd   Watch Union redefine 'high school musical' Feb. 3-6 ... continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge students love engineering

    02.02.16

    Originally posted February 2, 2016   Cedar Ridge Readers enjoy Engineering! https://t.co/1dD2B9CqS6— Union Schools (@UnionSchools) February 2, 2016 continue reading

  • Young People's Creative Writing Contest

    01.30.16

    Originally posted January 30, 2016   Entries for the 2016 Young People's Creative Writing Contest will be accepted as of 2/1! https://t.co/Gp6gCwBomq pic.twitter.com/PrxeU2O4QI — Tulsa Library (@tulsalibrary) January 25, 2016 continue reading

  • 'Mary Poppins' to run Wednesday through Saturday

    01.29.16

    Originally posted January 29, 2016 It's almost here! The Union Public Schools All-School musical, Mary Poppins, starts Wednesday and runs through Saturday, February 6. Performances will be at 7 p.m.in the Union Performing Arts Center on the High School campus on February 3-6. Ticket prices vary. Expect a great show; just take a look at the dress rehearsal pictures taken by yearbook editor Amy Riker Thursday night. Purchase tickets here,  call the Expo Square ... continue reading

  • 5th Grade Parents: Be a part of the Band!

    01.26.16

    Originally posted January 26, 2016   Dear 5th grade @UnionSchools parents, we hope that your student will #BePartoftheBand! https://t.co/IVdSKQgIdZ — Union Bands (@UnionBands) January 25, 2016 continue reading

  • Union Schools Education Foundation to host dinner, auction Feb. 20

    01.25.16

    Originally posted January 20, 2016 The Union Schools Education Foundation will host “A Night of Focus,” its annual dinner and auction to raise funds for teachers, at 6 p.m. Saturday, February 20, at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 5 South Boston Ave.  A VIP reception will be held at 5:30 p.m.  Channel 6 Morning News anchor LeAnne Taylor will serve as honorary emcee for the event, which will raise funds for teacher grants and classroom activities that benefit students. Tickets ... continue reading

  • Remember the date: bond election Tuesday, Feb. 9

    01.19.16

    Originally posted January 19, 2016 On Tuesday, February 9, Union voters are being asked to decide a 27-million-dollar bond issue.  Passage will NOT increase taxes above traditional levels but WILL provide essentials for the district’s more than 16-thousand students.  Funds will be used to purchase textbooks, library books, STEM equipment, instructional technology, and school buses.  We’ll be able to start construction on Elementary 14 and provide uniforms, band instruments ... continue reading

  • Union seeks voter approval of $27 million bond issue on Tuesday, Feb. 9

    01.19.16

    Originally posted January 19, 2016 Union Public Schools is asking voters to approve a $27 million bond package that includes building the first phase of a new elementary school. The new elementary accounts for about $15 million of the bond package. It would be located on 31st Street, east of Garnett Road, and would be the district’s 14th elementary site. Union hopes to open the school with approximately 500 students in the fall of 2017. A future bond issue would ask for additional funding ... continue reading

  • Text Community1 to 22333; help Union win

    01.19.16

    Originally posted January 19, 2016   Text Community1 to 22333. Help Union win #VZAppChallenge! Prize=$15k & chance to build app with MIT @medialab! https://t.co/NzGZwJTNPB — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) January 19, 2016 continue reading

  • Forging Ahead: Union seeks voter approval of $27 million bond issue on Tuesday, February 9

    01.18.16

    Originally posted January 7, 2016 Tuesday, February 9, Union Public Schools is asking patrons to consider approval of a $27-million school bond issue, the largest portion of which includes the construction of an elementary to enable students throughout the district to attend school closer to home.  Passage will not increase taxes above traditional levels and requires at least 60-percent of the vote. Visit our special section about the bond election for more information! There are two questions ... continue reading

  • Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    01.18.16

    Originally posted January 18, 2016   May the words of Dr. King inspire us today and every day. #MLKDay pic.twitter.com/jNO1NUiRCB — The College Board (@CollegeBoard) January 18, 2016 continue reading

  • Deadline to register to vote in Union's election is this Friday, January 15

    01.15.16

    Originally posted January 11, 2016 Voter registration books close Friday, January 15. Union is seeking voter approval of a $27 million bond election on Tuesday, February 9.  Completed registration forms must be postmarked by January 16. You can obtain a registration form at any Union school site, the Union Education Service Center, or the Tulsa County Election Board. For more information, call the Tulsa County Election Board at 918-596-5780. Forging Ahead  - Vote Tuesday, February 9 ... continue reading

  • Have you purchased tickets for 'Mary Poppins'?

    01.15.16

    Originally posted January 16 2016   Rehearsals continue for Mary Poppins. Have you purchased your tickets yet? https://t.co/6fF1oo0EDP @UnionFineArts pic.twitter.com/6QWEdRFDwK — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) January 15, 2016     The Union Fine Arts Department is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for this year’s All-School musical, Mary Poppins.  Performances will be at 7 p.m.in the Union Performing Arts Center on the High ... continue reading

  • Free Community Education fair today at the UMAC

    01.14.16

    Originally posted January 14, 2015 Join us Thursday January 14 from 6:30 - 8 for a FREE Community Education Fair located in the Redskin Room at the UMAC. Find out about our KIDS YOGA program and TONS of other great after school activities for your children....Young Rembrandts, Dancing, Martial Arts, Basketball and many more! continue reading

  • Forge Ahead: Invest in Union's children

    01.13.16

    Originally postted January 13, 2016 The merging of four small school districts in 1919 forged Union Public Schools---now considered a premier Oklahoma district. On Tuesday, Feb. 9, voters are asked to continue to invest in Union’s students and the district’s excellence—to forge ahead with projects to accommodate growth and provide the facilities, school buses, equipment and technology our students could not have without successful school bond elections.  Please remember to vote ... continue reading

  • Fifth graders encouraged to enroll in sixth grade music classes

    01.13.16

    Originally posted January 13, 2016 Jefferson fifth graders were invited to enroll in one of the music classes next year the 6th Grade Center during a Fine Arts show Tuesday when sixth grade music faculty talked to the students and showed them some of the instruments they might be playing. The fine arts show will make a stop at all of the elementary schools this fall. Last month, fifth graders watched a special concert showing what sith graders had already learned. Sixxh grade teachers talked to ... continue reading

  • Forging Ahead: Vote Tuesday, Feb. 9

    01.08.16

    Originally posted January 8, 2016   Forging Ahead: Union Bond Election is Tuesday, Feb. 9. Every vote counts! https://t.co/vYmR7TXRnV — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) January 8, 2016 continue reading

  • Enroll for spring Community Education classes

    01.07.16

    Originally posted December 9, 2015 Community Education is offering new classes for the spring semester at several of our schools. Visit our Community Education page to download our spring catalog and enrollment form. Union Community Education is a great way to expand your learning, fitness and talents. Our program offers after-school and evening classes in art, science, and exercise for students and adults. Our staff of teachers and instructors strive to give you the best ... continue reading

  • Intramural basketball schedules posted

    01.07.16

    Originally posted January 7, 2016   Intramural basketball schedules posted for boys and girls https://t.co/3pvHcWjN3d @Union_Athletics — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) January 7, 2016 continue reading

  • Clothing Closet seeking donations for January

    01.06.16

    Originally posted January 8, 2016 Please donate new toiletries & any gently used or new clothing items now through Jan. 22 at any Union school site. pic.twitter.com/gw6soT01TN — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) January 8, 2016 continue reading

  • Happy New Year!

    01.04.16

    Originally posted January 1, 2016 Happy New Year! Classes will resume Monday, January 4. It's going to be a great year! continue reading

  • Bailey, a fixture at Cedar Ridge Elementary

    01.04.16

    Originally posted January 4, 2016 For the past five years, special education teacher Mary Buck has been finding a way to take “(wo)man’s best friend” to work with her everyday: Bailey, a Golden Retriever and certified therapy dog. Bailey regularly visits nursing homes and libraries in the area but can most often be found at Union Public Schools’ Cedar Ridge Elementary, where he has been a fixture since Buck first began training him. Bailey can be seen greeting children at ... continue reading

  • Ice route/school closing information

    12.28.15

    Originally posted December 23, 2015 Each winter, Union Public Schools makes arrangements to alert parents about school closings or changes in bus routes because of icy or snowy conditions. In case of school closings, information will be posted on the district website and shared with local media for broadcasting. Union will notify families using its automated phone messaging system. Parents may also call the Union Public Schools Recorded Information Line (918-357-7065.) In some cases, Union may ... continue reading

  • School closed Dec. 21-Jan. 1 for winter break

    12.18.15

    Originally posted December 14, 2015 School will be closed Monday, December 21, through Friday, January 1, 2016. Classes will resume Monday, January 4. Happy Holidays and Happy New Years! The Education Service Center,  the Enrollment Center and the Warehouse and Distribution Center will be closed Thursday, December 24, through January 1, 2016.  Clinic Hours  The Clinic will be open during Winter Break with the exceptions of Thursday, December 24, and Friday, ... continue reading

  • Union invites fifth graders to take up music next school year

    12.16.15

    Originally posted December 16, 2015 The Union 6th Grade Orchestra, Choir, and Band performed for fifth graders from around Union Public Schools Tuesday morning for the annual 6th Grade Recruitment Concert, hoping to convince students to enroll in one of the music programs next year. Charles Pissarra, director of the Union Renegade Regiment High School Marching Band and assistant director of the Fine Arts Department, and other instructors talked to fifth graders about how important music is and ... continue reading

  • Please donate gently-used clothes for teenagers

    12.16.15

    Originally posted December 17, 2015 Union is asking for help this holiday season and into the new year. There is a particular need for gently-used clothing for teenagers. Families, who have teens who may have outgrown modern clothes other kids might want to wear, may want to donate those items to the Clothing Closet, 6110 S 99th E Ave. The CenterCross Clothing Closet is open every weekday that the Union School District is in session, for the hours 9 a.m.-11 a.m.  continue reading

  • Bring canned food to basketball season opening Tuesday

    12.07.15

    Originally posted December 7, 2015   #UnionHoops & @Ram_Basketball Nations! Help fight hunger in our communities by donating Dec 8th @ Season Openers pic.twitter.com/lf7kRYc6GP — Union Basketball (@Union_Hoops) December 7, 2015 continue reading

  • Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food

    12.04.15

    Originally posted November 18, 2015 It might surprise some, but even though Oklahoma is in the heart of Midwest, some kids in the city of Tulsa don’t know a great detail about how their food arrives on their dinner plate. Union’s Child Nutrition Department hopes to open children’s eyes and help them know their food. “When the popular program featuring Chef Jamie Oliver and his mission of improving school food came out a few years ago, I remember him telling his audience ... continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge shows off one of many PLTW hands-on investigation

    11.30.15

    Originally posted November 30, 2015   Cedar Ridge shows off one of many PLTW hands-on investigations! https://t.co/6PtBjWITin — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) November 30, 2015 continue reading

  • Teachers of the Year!

    11.25.15

    Originally posted November 25, 2015   Congratulations to our Union Public Schools Site Teachers of the Year! https://t.co/nHzLEAMVTj pic.twitter.com/if1AHn0nNj — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) November 12, 2015   continue reading

  • Thanksgiving at Cedar Ridge

    11.24.15

    Originally posted November 24, 2015 Cedar Ridge first graders entertained their parents Monday with a special Thanksgiving music program. Parents came ready, armed with their smart phones, recording photos and videos. Enjoy the photos. continue reading

  • Photos from Cedar Ridge Elementary School

    11.24.15

    Originally posted November 24, 2015 Enjoy these images from Cedar Ridge Elementary School, many featuring students in music class preapring for an upcoming performance. continue reading

  • How to extract DNA

    11.24.15

    Originally posted November 24, 2015 Cedar Ridge third graders extracted DNA from strawberries Monday. Dr. Mike Kayser, of the Cancer Treatment Center led the experiment.   Genetics and biotech high school students from Andrea Gaines's class also came and helped our third graders. The third graders were able to apply what they learned from their Project Lead the Way Variation of Traits module. More pictures here. Beth Turner 3rd Grade Cedar Ridge Elementary  continue reading

  • AFJROTC seeking clothing donations

    11.23.15

    Originally posted November 23, 2015 The Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps is heading up its own version of the USAF “Santa’s in Blue” clothing drive for the less fortunate members of our Union community this year. Any clothing will do and of course jackets and coats.  The clothing drive will run until Dec. 15. However our primary focus is those items that cannot be handed down like underwear, t-shirts and socks.  We are asking for these items to be ... continue reading

  • T-Town project results in great building replicas

    11.23.15

    Originally posted November 23, 2015 As part of a STEM engineering project - and learning a little bit about Tulsa's history and geography - Cedar Ridge second graders built replicas of notable, often famous, landmarks. continue reading

  • TeePee Crew helps Cedar Ridge students make their own teepees

    11.23.15

    Originally posted November 23, 2015 Arron Alvin and Carson Forbis from Union’s Teepee Crew joined our 2nd grade classroom to help teacher Cindy Forbis’ students make teepees.  The students had been reading and learning about the difference in teepees between tribes.  The Crew were able to assist with different materials and sticks that had been collected.  They showed pictures of the Crew setting up the Union Teepee and talked about the materials they use in comparison to ... continue reading

  • High School, Cedar Ridge scientists extract DNA from strawberries

    11.23.15

    Originally posted November 23, 2015 Cedar Ridge third graders extracted DNA from strawberries today. Dr. Mike Kayser, of the Cancer Treatment Center (and Drew Kayser's dad,) came and led our experiment.   Genetics and biotech high school students from  Andrea Gaines's class also came and helped our third graders. The third graders were able to apply what they learned from their Project Lead the Way Variation of Traits module.  Beth Turner 3rd Grade Cedar Ridge ... continue reading

  • Show your support for the Foundation!

    11.22.15

    Originally posted November 20, 2015 Show your support for the Union Schools Education Foundation with a yard sign. Signs are just $15 and go toward a good cause. Contact Brandy Flewellen, executive director, at 918-357-6014. continue reading

  • Happy Thanksgiving; School closed Nov. 25-27

    11.19.15

    Originally posted November 19, 2015 Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Union Public Schools! School and all education offices will be closed Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 25-27.  Also, please note that the Union Employee Clinic will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, in observance of Thanksgiving. continue reading

  • Seating area for Union/Jenks game this Friday

    11.18.15

    Originally posted November 18, 2015   Hey @UHSstudents_ , if you're headed to the game this Friday, take a look at where to sit. pic.twitter.com/DMAnyg4AVM — Union Athletics (@Union_Athletics) November 18, 2015   continue reading

  • Union Schools sets Feb. 9, 2016, bond vote

    11.17.15

    Originally posted November 16, 2015 The Union Board of Education has scheduled a special election Tuesday, February 9, 2016, for voters to decide two propositions on a bond issue totaling $27 million.  If passed, the district will use the funds to address transportation and capital improvement needs. A major portion of the funds in Proposition I will go toward building an elementary school on the south side of 31st Street between Garnett and 129th East Ave. (the site of the former Green ... continue reading

  • Ticket info for OSSAA 6A State Semi-Finals: No. 1 Ranked Union against Jenks!

    11.16.15

    Originally posted November 16, 2015 Theme for this Friday is RED OUT!! So come Owasso Red and be LOUD!! #BeatJenks @UnionFootball @UHSstudents_ — UHype Crew (@UHypeCrew) November 17, 2015 Union vs. Jenks OSSAA 6A State Semi-Finals Friday, November 20, 2015, 7 p.m. Owasso Stadium, 12901 E. 86th St N, Owasso, OK Union is the home team and will sit on the WEST side of the stadium. Tickets on sale: Thursday, Nov 19, 3:30 p.m.-7 p.m, UMAC Ticket Booth Friday, ... continue reading

  • Board Report - November 9

    11.16.15

    Originally posted November 16, 2015 See past Board reports/minutes Board sets bond election for Tuesday, February 9, 2016 The Union Board of Education has scheduled a special election Tuesday, February 9, 2016, for voters to decide two propositions on a bond issue totaling $27 million.  If passed, the district will use the funds to address transportation and capital improvement needs. A major portion of the funds in Proposition I will go toward building an elementary school on the south ... continue reading

  • The World in Your Hands Art Contest

    11.14.15

    Originally posted November 14, 2015   The World in Your Hands Art Contest. Deadline: Jan. 8th. All girls 13-24 are eligible to enter.... https://t.co/8ah6eBAoAr — College and Careers (@cccunion) November 10, 2015   continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge students make 'apps'

    11.06.15

    Originally posted November 6, 2015 Dear Cedar Ridge Parents,   Our class is FULL of budding geniuses! We have software engineers & software creators in our midsts! Today (Noemvber 4) boys and girls were placed into teams. Each team designed their own APP that would be suitable to download on a tablet. To test their game APP, they had to place cards with instructions into the correct order, then place Rosie’s bones and mud puddles on their game grid to correlate with the ... continue reading

  • Native American Family Night Tuesday, Nov. 10

    11.04.15

    Originally posted November 4, 2015 Native Americann students and their families are invited to join us for our Native American Parent Committee meetings and Family Night on Tuesday, November 10.  The parent committee meetings will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. in the 6/7th Grade Center Cafeteria.  A meal will be served and children’s writer Tim Tingle will share his talent.  We will be honoring our veterans, so please RSVP to 918-357-6146!  If we have not received a copy of ... continue reading

  • Clothing Closet needs donation of new underwear, socks

    11.02.15

    Originally posted November 2, 2015   Donate new underwear & socks Nov 4-20 at any Union school for the Clothing Closet. pic.twitter.com/r5bQMbQFy7 — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) November 2, 2015 continue reading

  • Enroll in Bricks for Kidz now

    11.01.15

    Originally posted October 30, 2015   Peters, @CedarRidgePTA have fun in Bricks 4 Kidz. 2nd session enrolling now! For more info, call 918-357-6029 pic.twitter.com/LGZUJVNFhc — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) October 30, 2015 continue reading

  • Professional development at Cedar Ridge

    11.01.15

    Originally posted November 2, 2015 Cedar Ridge Professional Development is made even more fun when Cindy Forbis and Lisa Tower "program" Hilary Morsey through the Rosie's Path with the Project Lead the Way Grids and Games app. continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge students study The Changing Earth

    10.30.15

    Originally posted Ocrtober 30, 2015 We are wrapping up our STEM module, The Changing Earth, a Cedar Ridge Elementary School.  These pictures show the students measuring their erosion left over from the “landslide” they created using 500ML of water.  They students determined that less erosion occurred with those who “planted/designed” more trees close together which would cause the water to infiltrate the soil rather than cause a surface flow.  The students ... continue reading

  • Third graders volunteer their time at the Clothes Closet

    10.30.15

    Originally posted October 30, 2015   3rd graders Parker Tresseder, JT Fridrich, & Jack Federlinevolunteering today at the Clothes Closet @CedarRidgePTA pic.twitter.com/RFaqkKRLEm — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) October 30, 2015 continue reading

  • School closed Friday, October 30

    10.29.15

    Originally posted October 23, 2015 Reminder: School will be closed Friday, October 30, to allow teachers to participate in Professional Development Day.  The Education Service Center and the Enrollment Center will be open regular hours. On Sunday, November 1, you will need to set your clocks back one hour for the “fall back time change.” We won’t be springing forward for another four and a half months. At 2:00 A.M. on Sunday, November 1 is the official time to reset your ... continue reading

  • #PackTheMac Oct. 29 for TipOff Night

    10.25.15

    Originally posted October 21, 2015 The Union Basketball Program would like to invite all elementaries and Union Youth Intramural Basketball Players out to meet the 2015-16 Varsity Redskins and Lady Redskins and help TipOff the Season!    TipOff Event October 29: We'll have a Meet & Greet area with an autograph & selfie station for the kids to meet the Varsity Redskins & Lady Redskins from 6:30-7:00pm just before the event. Meet & Greet at 6:30pm & ... continue reading

  • PTA clothing drive under way

    10.23.15

    Originally posted October 19, 2015 PTA Clothes Closet drive is under way for October. The PTA is seeking donations of coats, hats, gloves and scarves now through October 23. Please donate your gently used or new coats, hats, gloves and scarfs to help others. Please drop them off at your school’s donation site.    continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge carnival set Thursday, Oct. 29

    10.23.15

    Originally posted October 23, 2015 Cedar Ridge's annual carnival is next Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm! Entry is free with your PTA membership or $5 per family. All proceeds go to our teachers for their classrooms! Hope to see everyone there!   Cedar Ridge's annual carnival is next Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm! Entry is free with your PTA membership or $5 per... https://t.co/W83bdiSrO9 — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) October 23, 2015   continue reading

  • Reconnecting Children with Nature event this Monday, Oct. 26

    10.23.15

    Originally posted October 23, 2015 Three-year-old students and their families will explore nature both inside and outside of the classrooms in a special event planned at the Rosa Parks Early Education Childhood Center that will run from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Union educators, especially art and pre-kindergarten teachers, are invited to attend.   Early Childhood Center invites parents, Union PreK educators to connect with nature Monday, Oct. 26. pic.twitter.com/rzsDPx32NE — Union ... continue reading

  • 'Annie Jr.' is an entertaining show!

    10.22.15

    Originally posted October 22, 2015   Students were treated to a sneak peak of Annie Jr. today! See the show 10/22-24 for $5, 7pm at U67! @UnionSchools pic.twitter.com/8lHxhEZi7V — Union 6th/7th Center (@Union67Center) October 22, 2015   continue reading

  • Hilary Morsey named Cedar Ridge Teacher of the Year

    10.21.15

    Originally posted October 21, 2015 Dear Cedar Ridge Staff, I just wanted to take a second and thank you all so much for giving me the honor of Cedar Ridge Teacher of the Year. I’m truly honored and humbled to be able to represent our wonderful school. So many people deserve this award. I consider each and every one of you a friend to me, and I am so thankful to work with such caring, dedicated, and amazing people. I know amazing is “cliché,” but really—all of you are. ... continue reading

  • Clothing Closet seeks winter clothes

    10.20.15

    Originally posted October 19, 2015   The PTA is seeking donations of coats, hats, gloves and scarves now through October 23. pic.twitter.com/ZVWfeZXzXy — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) October 19, 2015   continue reading

  • Be a digital citizen

    10.19.15

    Originally posted October 19, 2015   Are you raising a digital citizen? #HaveTheTalk pic.twitter.com/wAOhfjQWCi — edutopia (@edutopia) October 19, 2015   continue reading

  • Foundation to host online auction Nov. 4-16

    10.19.15

    Originally p[osted October 19, 2015 The Union Schools Education Foundation Online Charity Auction will be November 4 at 8am through November 16 at 5 p.m. You will NOT want to miss this auction! Be one of the FIRST to preview the 2015 Union Schools Education Foundation auction items! Click the link below to register. Preregistration is open and strongly encouraged. Registration is required to participate! Register by Oct. 30th for a FREE gift! REGISTER HERE https://unionsef.ejoinme. ... continue reading

  • Fall Break: No school Oct. 15-16

    10.12.15

    Originally posted October 8, 2015 There is no school Wednesday - Friday, October 14-16, to allow for parent-teacher conferences on Wednesday, and Fall Break on Thursday and Friday. The Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center, however, will be open Wednesday, October 14. The Early Childhood Center will be closed Thursday and Friday. Families may receive home visits during that time. The Education Service Center and Enrollment Center will be open for regular hours all week. We hope you enjoy ... continue reading

  • Ubotics Garage sale Saturday, Oct. 10

    10.08.15

    Originally posted October 9, 2015   UboticsGarage Sale, 8-11 a.m. Sat., Oct. 10 at 9th Grade Center. @UnionHSTulsa @Union9GC @UHSstudents @UHypeCrew pic.twitter.com/ftYz0UAutb — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) October 8, 2015 continue reading

  • Whiteout for Homecoming Game

    10.07.15

    Originally posted October 7, 2015   Homecoming Game This Friday!! Come Out Be Loud Its WHITEOUT!! pic.twitter.com/YrDokF0c0l — UHype Crew (@UHypeCrew) October 7, 2015 continue reading

  • Homecoming tickets on sale this week

    10.07.15

    Originally posted October 7, 2015 Homecoming Game - Union vs. Southmoore -  is this Friday, October 9. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Tickets on sale: Thurs., Oct. 8, 3:30-7:00 p.m, UMAC Ticket Booth Fri., Oct 9, 5:30 p.m. at all Stadium Gates Reserved Seat Tickets - $10.00 General Admission Tickets: Adults - $7.00     Students - $4.00 Accepted Passes (enter Gate 2): Union Employee ID, Adult & Student All-Sports Pass, OSSAA, OCA, and Gold Key Card   A ... continue reading

  • Foundation to host online auction Nov. 4-16

    10.07.15

    Originally posted October 7, 2015 Brandy Flewellen, executive director for the Union Schools Education Foundation, talks at the PTA Council meeting today about the orgnization. She invited PTA members to help communicate Foundation events and talked about upcoming events, including an upcoming online auction. The Union Schools Education Foundation is hosting it's 3rd annual online auction November 4-16 and it is seeking item donations. If you, your friends, business have items to donate to this ... continue reading

  • Middle-School Musical 'Annie Jr' set Oct. 22-24

    10.06.15

    Originally posted October 6, 2015 Union Public Schools invites the community to enjoy the Middle School Musical of "Annie Jr" which runs nightly 7 p.m., October 22-24 at the 6th/7th Grade Center cafeteria. Tickets are $5. The musical features students from grades 6-8. The play is directed by drama teacher Nichole Miller. "Annie Jr." is a shortened version of the musical "Annie," about the famous redheaded orphan girl and Daddy Warbucks.     ... continue reading

  • Does your student need a tutor?

    10.04.15

    Originally posted September 29, 2015 Does your student need extra help?  High School tutors are available.  The average rate is between $12-$20 and some tutors are available for free in need-based situations. Contact Howell.amanda@unionps.org to request a tutor. continue reading

  • Deadline to enroll for Community Classes is Monday, Oct. 5

    10.02.15

    Originally posted October 2, 2015   The deadline for Community Education Class enrollment is Monday, October 5th.Information regarding the Community... http://t.co/VFKfmJPYT4 — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) October 2, 2015 continue reading

  • Get elementary kids excited about college

    10.01.15

    Originally posted October 1, 2015   Is your child in elementary school? How to make learning fun & think ahead toward #college: http://t.co/MkkuyyeFp6 pic.twitter.com/flhBW5BqBb — Federal Student Aid (@FAFSA) October 1, 2015   continue reading

  • Thank you, Clothing Closet volunteers!

    09.30.15

    Originally posted September 30, 2015 Elementary counselors from around the Union Public Schools district hosted a breakfast this morning at Moore Elementary to say thank you to the volunteers of The Clothing Closet program. The CenterCross Clothing Closet is open every weekday that the Union School District is in session, for the hours 9 a.m.-11 a.m.    Thank you Clothing Closet volunteers! Union elementary counselors hosted breakfast for them today at @MarshallTMoore pic.twitter. ... continue reading

  • Clothing Closet seeks winter clothes

    09.30.15

    Originally posted September 30, 2015   Clothing Closet is collecting coats, hats & scarves for month of October. Drop donations at your school. pic.twitter.com/x27DQWWqPa — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 30, 2015 continue reading

  • High School to present 'War Horse' Oct. 7-10

    09.29.15

    Originally posted September 29, 2015   Union presents War Horse Oct 7-10 http://t.co/Y5tTCSWLDi @UnionRepertory @UnionHSTulsa @UnionFineArts @UHSstudents_ pic.twitter.com/jqPYR58N8k— Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 29, 2015 continue reading

  • Communicator OnLine posted

    09.28.15

    Originally posted September 28, 2015   The Communicator OnLine- Union Public Schools http://t.co/xywRCsuE74 — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 28, 2015 continue reading

  • College tips on staying in college

    09.25.15

    Originally posted September 25, 2015 If you are planning on playing in college, be sure you know all the requirements!! https://t.co/gsI7UIOQSl — Union Athletics (@Union_Athletics) September 24, 2015 Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. -Michael Jordan— Union Class of 2017 (@Union2017) September 25, 2015 continue reading

  • Johnny Appleseed STEM Night at Cedar Ridge

    09.25.15

    Originally posted September 25, 2015   Johnny Appleseed STEM Night @CedarRidgePTA last night. Thank you, Cedar Ridge families, for participating! pic.twitter.com/GclBDqqG0j — TulsaUnionSTEM(@TulsaUnionSTEM) September 25, 2015 continue reading

  • Amazing Day at the STEM Exploratorium

    09.24.15

    Originally posted September 24, 2015 Amazing Day at the STEM Exploratorium! Thank you @TulsaSTEM #SE2015 #PoweredByFlightNight #STEMExploratorium pic.twitter.com/Cc3XcYtU6M — TulsaUnionSTEM (@TulsaUnionSTEM) September 24, 2015   Retweeted TulsaUnionSTEM (@TulsaUnionSTEM): Roller coaster! #SE2015 #STEMExploratorium #PoweredByFlightNight pic.twitter.com/lh5xM9b4s5 — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 24, 2015     Battle bots! #SE2015 #STEMExploratorium ... continue reading

  • The future of STEM is here

    09.24.15

    Originally posted September 25, 2015   The Future of STEM Jobs #STEMEducation @StemEdCoalition pic.twitter.com/RGGV6RtKqx — STEM3 Academy (@STEM3Academy) September 24, 2015 continue reading

  • Mad Science classes offered after school

    09.22.15

    Originally posted September 22, 2015 Students in grades 2-4 at Jarman Elementary School got a taste of Mad Science Monday afternoon. During the assembly, they got to preview a few science experiments from prying apart objects using force or twisting to blowing out candles. It was mad! Union is offering the Mad Science after-school program at Darnaby, Jarman, Andersen, Peters, Cedar Ridge, Moore, Jefferson and Grove Elementary Schools. Classes start in October and run for six weeks. The cost is $89 ... continue reading

  • Fall Round-Up Camp set Oct. 14-16

    09.17.15

    Originally posted September 17, 2015 Students in Union in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to take part in Fall Break Camp Oct. 14-16. Deadline to enroll in the camp is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6.Download registration information for more details.  FALL ROUND-UP CAMP - UNION FALL BREAK CAMP 2015        WHERE:  Jefferson Elementary   8418 S. 107th E. Ave., Tulsa, OK ... continue reading

  • Photos from the Backyard Bowl 2

    09.15.15

    Originally posted September 15, 2015 More photos from the Union/Jenks football game Band Photos / Awesome Fans / Backyard Bowl photos 1 / Photos 3 continue reading

  • Photos from the Backyard Bowl 3

    09.15.15

    Originally posted September 15, 2015 And even ore photos from the Union/Jenks football game More Photos / Band Photos / Awesome Fans / Backyard Bowl photos 1 / continue reading

  • New weather station at Union Schools

    09.15.15

    Originally posted September 15, 2015 New weather station up and running at Union High School Union is pleased to announce that a new, state-of-the-art, WeatherBug weather station is up and running, stationed near Union High School, 6636 S. Mingo Road. “This new system provides live, local weather data, and is open to the community for use,” explained Bill Murphy, science and STEM coordinator for Union Public Schools. “The Online Weather Center (OWC) displays weather data and a ... continue reading

  • It's a Great Day To Be A Redskin!

    09.11.15

    Originally posted September 11, 2015 It's a Great Day to Be a Redskin! http://t.co/FivZdN0Y7r #DayofCaring @HoganAssessment @BillySimsBBQ #UnionFB pic.twitter.com/ByjomuAJyL — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 11, 2015 Union Public Schools employees from around the district including Todd Borland, executive director of Technology, and 9th Grade Assistant Principal Estalla Evans, helped give the senior citizens center at Broken Arrow Seniors a good cleaning today for the annual ... continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge brings the spirit for the Backyard Bowl

    09.11.15

    Originally posted September 11, 2015 Cedar Ridge staff and students came to school Friday ready to support our Union Redskin football team. Go Union! Beat Jenks!!  Beth Turner Cedar Ridge 3rd Grade Teacher   continue reading

  • Rockets away!

    09.08.15

    Originally posted September 8, 2015   Native American students blast off into #STEM for the 2nd year http://t.co/yFroHbhoNY @TulsaSTEM @RedskinsScience pic.twitter.com/2C5Jc7o3es — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 8, 2015 For the second year in a row, Native American students from across the district in fifth and fourth grades  are part of a six-week STEM program called Starbase offered by The Department of Defense. The class is at the Tulsa Air National ... continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge students learn about matter

    09.08.15

    Originally posted September 8, 2015 Cedar Ridge fifth graders in Katrina Philpot's class are loving every part of the Discovery Science “Changes in Matter” Unit. "We are diving in while exploring by using media tools, experimenting, vocabulary and group reading while incorporating open ended questions to challenge our thinking! These fifth graders are 'Rockin' this unit! Incorporating STEM activities has opened their minds to a deeper learning!," she said. ... continue reading

  • From our partner: the YMCA

    09.08.15

    Originally posted September 8, 2015   LIVESTRONG at the YMCA begins soon! Free, 12-week program for adult cancer survivors is open to all. ddouthit@ymcatulsa.org or 918-812-6413. — YMCA Greater Tulsa (@YMCATulsa) September 8, 2015 continue reading

  • Food handlers’ class set Sept. 11

    09.07.15

    Originally posted September 3, 2015 If you are interested in helping at pizza day, working a concession stand or helping with snacks at a class party, please make arrangements to obtain your food handler's class card. A food handler's class has been scheduled for 9 a.m., Friday, September 11,  at Darnaby Elementary, 7625 E. 87th St.  Also available is New Online Training:  Go to www.tulsa-health.org and go to the Food Safety Link.  Then Food Classes & Permits. ... continue reading

  • Backyard Bowl ticket information

    09.04.15

    Originally posted September 4, 2015   Backyard Bowl ticket info #UnionFB http://t.co/XwSziGb9A1 @Union_Athletics @UnionFootball @UnionHSTulsa @Union9GC pic.twitter.com/PHF2yfEXB1 — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 4, 2015 continue reading

  • School closed Monday, Sept 7

    09.04.15

    Originally posted September 4, 2015 Reminder: school will be closed Monday, September 7, for Labor Day. continue reading

  • Video: United for One Goal

    09.03.15

    Originally posted September 3, 2015   Union's 2015-16 Kick-Off: United for One Goal http://t.co/xSnjwmDufp — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 3, 2015   continue reading

  • Union United Choir rocks the PAC

    09.03.15

    Originally posted September 3, 2015   Union United Choir rocks the PAC at Kick-Off! http://t.co/rKuPvWqEUs — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 3, 2015   continue reading

  • Union adds STEM opportunities

    09.02.15

    Originally posted September 2, 2015 By EMILY RAMSEY GTR News - Union Boundary Managing Editor As the 2015-16 school year begins, Union School Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler recently discussed the issues that he and the district are most focused on, heading into the new year. With the school district now in year three of its five-year strategic plan, one aspect that is seeing positive growth year after year is its STEM initiative, says Hartzler. The 2014-15 school year saw 4,000 students ... continue reading

  • Prizes for joining the Union PTA

    08.30.15

    Originally posted August 27, 2015 Message from the PTA Council to all schools: We have a huge enticement this month to help you grow your PTA! Two Union District PTA members will win big prizes, including a drawing for a night stay and dinner for two at the Renaissance Hotel! Runner up prize is a gift certificate for $25 to Baker Street Pub and Grill. At our very first Union General Council PTA Meeting on Wednesday, September 9, at 9:30 a.m. in the ESC Board Room we will draw for our grand prize ... continue reading

  • Options to pay for lunch, breakfast available

    08.29.15

    Originally posted August 28, 2015 Union families are invited to use our online meal payment service, which allows parents to pay for lunch and breakfast online with the use of a credit card. In addition, families in need are also invited to complete applications for free- and reduced meals. Free/Reduced Meal Application - See Informational Flyer Union now offers ability to make online payment for meals The Child Nutrition Department for Union Public Schools is excited to offer ... continue reading

  • Dr. Dodd, Board members visit Cedar Ridge

    08.28.15

    Originally posted August 28, 2015   Dr. Kathy Dodd & Board members Stacey Roemerman& Heather McAdams visit @CedarRidgePTA @StaceyRman @doddk2 pic.twitter.com/KHV3NYeIUx — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) August 28, 2015 continue reading

  • Everything is Awesome with Union Bands

    08.28.15

    Originally posted August 28, 2015   Everything is Awesome with @UnionBands! Movies tonight! Come watch! @Union_Athletics @UnionHSTulsa @9GCUnion pic.twitter.com/MwISfFL8L9 — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) August 28, 2015 continue reading

  • Reminder: Late Start Fridays are back

    08.27.15

    Originally posted August 27 2015 Remember it's a late start Friday. All schools, except the Early Childhood Center, start later this Friday---and every Friday---to allow teachers time to collaborate on individualizing your child’s instruction. Friday start time at Andersen, Boevers, Briarglen, Clark, Darnaby, McAuliffe, Peters, Rosa Parks and the Sixth Grade Center is 8:15 a.m. At Cedar Ridge, Grove, Jarman, Jefferson, Moore, and the 9th Grade Center, it is 8:50 a.m. Seventh and Eighth ... continue reading

  • Community Ed classes for children & adults

    08.25.15

    Originally posted August 25, 2015 Community Education is expanding! Adult and youth classes—daytime and evening—are now offered to the whole community at several of our schools. Visit our Community Education page to download our fall catalog and enrollment form. Union Community Education is a great way to expand your learning, fitness and talents. Our program offers after-school and evening classes in art, science, and exercise for students and adults. Our staff of teachers and ... continue reading

  • Cheer with Varsity clinic set Aug. 26

    08.24.15

    Originally posted August 6, 2015 Cheerleading is hosting a clinic for students in grades 1-7 on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Students will perform Thursday, Aug. 27 during the Grid Iron Game. Registration form above. continue reading

  • Highsteppers Girls Fun Night Sept. 19

    08.23.15

    Originally posted August 24, 2015 Download registration form above The Union Varsity Highsteppers are hosting our annual Girls Fun Night; on Saturday, September 19 at the Union High School Gym.  This year's theme is Into the Wild!  Girls in K - 5th grade are invited to spend an evening with the Union Varsity Highsteppers.  Learn a dance routine, play games, eat pizza and receive a souvenir photo.   Then on Sept 25th, girls will  receive their GFN T-shirts and ... continue reading

  • Board Report - August 10

    08.21.15

    Originally posted August 21, 2015 See past Board reports/minutes A major STEM donation is headed to Rosa Parks In a boon to Rosa Parks Elementary, Board members accepted a $65,875 donation from the SemGroup Foundation Fund for Project Lead the Way/STEM programs at the elementary. The money will count toward matching funds already provided by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. Union has made it a priority at all of its schools to promote STEM (Science, Technology, ... continue reading

  • Union kicks off school 'United for One Goal'

    08.20.15

    Originally posted August 20, 2015 More than 2,000 teachers and staff gathered Monday morning at the Performing Arts Center for the annual back-to-school kickoff program, featuring a splendid show directed by drama instructor Troy Powell. Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler and Board of Education President Patrick Coyle were special speakers. Teacher of the Year, Ami Reynolds, of the Union Alternative School, and Support Employee of the Year Melanie Coday, receptionist for Peters Elementary, were ... continue reading

  • Welcome back to school!

    08.20.15

    Originally posted August 20, 2015 Welcome back to school! Enjoy your first day of school and we hope you have a great year here at Union Public Schools! Food Menus and Online Meal Payments What is for breakfast or lunch? I want to pay for my child's meal online. Links to lunch menus and online payments are found on every school page. Bus Routes When and where does the bus stop? Information for bus routes and transportation services are on each school page. Enrollment How do i enroll ... continue reading

  • Remember: school starts later on Fridays

    08.20.15

    Originally posted August 20, 2015 Remember it's a late start Friday. All schools, except the Early Childhood Center, start later this Friday---and every Friday---to allow teachers time to collaborate on individualizing your child’s instruction. Friday start time at Andersen, Boevers, Briarglen, Clark, Darnaby, McAuliffe, Peters, Rosa Parks and the Sixth Grade Center is 8:15 a.m. At Cedar Ridge, Grove, Jarman, Jefferson, Moore, and the 9th Grade Center, it is 8:50 a.m. Seventh and Eighth ... continue reading

  • Union kicks off a new school year

    08.20.15

    Originally posted August 20, 2015   Back to school begins with Kick-Off for faculty & staff. Go Union! http://t.co/vdqNOf7s7n — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) August 20, 2015 continue reading

  • Happy faces at Cedar Ridge today

    08.20.15

    Originally posted August 20, 2015 Cedar Ridge Elementary welcomed happy students to their school today. Teachers and students had fun getting to know each other and reporting on some of the things they did over the summer. continue reading

  • Will U?

    08.17.15

    Originally posted August 18, 2015 High School Class Principal Gart Morris asked students what they want from the Union Public Schools' faculty and staff. Take a look at the video he created from those responses, and what teachers, administrators and support staff have to say about it!   continue reading

  • The Force is strong at Union

    08.14.15

    Originally posted August 14, 2015 Football season tickets and All-Sports Passes may be purchased Friday, August 14 at the UMAC Ticket Booth. Ticket Booth hours are Noon – 4:00 pm. See Athletics  Season tickets are $50 and do include a ticket to the Union/Jenks Backyard Bowl.  Activity passes are $70 for adults and $25 for students.   continue reading

  • Meet the Teacher 4-6 p.m. today

    08.14.15

    Originally posted August 18, 2015 Meet the Teacher 4-6 pm today, Aug. 18, at all elementary schools! During this time, parents have the opportunity to visit their children's elementary school and meet their teachers, sign up for PTA, buy a school shirt and learn about what is in store for the coming year. continue reading

  • Meet the Teacher set Tuesday, August 18

    08.13.15

    Originally posted July 22, 2015 The annual Meet the Teacher conferences for elementary students and parents will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 18. During this time, parents have the opportunity to visit their children's elementary school and meet their teachers, sign up for PTA, buy a school shirt and learn about what is in store for the coming year. continue reading

  • 2015-2016 Back-to-School Information

    08.13.15

    Originally posted June 9, 2015 The first day of school is Thursday, August 20, 2015.  See list of all the school hours here. Union Public Schools now also offers Online Registration - LOG ON HERE.  Online registration allows families who are new to our district the opportunity to register their children from the comfort of their own home.  Please complete these forms online and bring your verification documents listed below to the Union Enrollment Center, 6011 S. 89 E. Ave., to ... continue reading

  • Elementary Back-to-School Nights set

    08.13.15

    Originally posted August 4, 2015 Elementary back-to-school nights have been posted. Download above. continue reading

  • Union now offers online payment for meals

    08.13.15

    Originally posted August 5, 2015 Union now offers ability to make online payment for meals Union Public Schools is excited to offer MySchoolBucks®! This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student’s meal account using a credit/debit card.   MySchoolBucks®! is an upgraded software version of the MyLunchMoney®! program that was piloted this spring at several sites.  For information on meals, prices and more, visit the Food Menu ... continue reading

  • One-on-one with the Superintendent

    08.12.15

    BACK TO SCHOOL: Big plans at @UnionSchools this year. My 1 on 1 with the superintendent on @FOX23 at 6 #FOX23BTS pic.twitter.com/F8z5q6cegm — Jonathan McCall (@JonathanMcCall) August 11, 2015 continue reading

  • Employee kick-off set Aug. 17

    08.07.15

    Originally posted August 5, 2015 Back-to-School Kick-off Celebration is scheduled for Monday morning, August 17, at the Union High School Performing Arts Center.  Refreshments will be served, and sign-in begins at 8 a.m. The program starts promptly at 9 a.m. continue reading

  • Athletics Dept. unveils online schedules, forms

    08.06.15

    Originally posted May 12, 2015 The Union Athletics Department is excited to announce the launch of “Rank One” an online paperwork and game scheduler program that allows Union  to move toward being more efficient and “green.” This program offers parents/patrons the ability to fill out their child’s required Athletic Department paperwork online from a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.  The Rank One program also allows parents/patrons the ability to sync ... continue reading

  • PTA presidents for each school named

    08.03.15

    Originally posted August 4, 2015 A list of the PTA presidents for each school this coming year has been posted on the PTA page. continue reading

  • NEW: Online registration for enrollment offered!

    07.30.15

    Originally posted April 8, 2015 See Enrollment section for additional information. Union Public Schools now offers Online Registration - LOG ON HERE.  Online registration allows families who are new or who are returning to our district the opportunity to register their children from the comfort of their own home.  Please complete these forms online and bring your verification documents listed below to the Union Enrollment Center, 6011 S. 89 E. Ave., to finalize your registration. ... continue reading

  • Register for K-5 intramural football

    07.29.15

    Originally posted July 29, 2015 Register now for Intramural Football - Union students K-5 http://goo.gl/60J2P6 continue reading

  • Last day of school at Cedar Ridge Elementary

    06.03.15

    Originally posted June 3, 2015 Enjoy these last day of school images from Cedar Ridge Elementary School. continue reading

  • Seniors return to Cedar Ridge to celebrate

    05.20.15

    Originally posted May 20, 2015     Seniors from @UnionHSTulsa in reunion at Cedar Ridge @UHSstudents_ pic.twitter.com/E0S4rgv5OO — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) May 20, 2015   continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge takes up chess

    04.28.15

    Originally posted April 28, 2015 Enjoy these pics of Cedar Ridge students playing chess. Union has planned an all-district elementary chess tournament for Saturday, May 2, at the Grand Hall at Union Hall School. Each elementary site may send 30 children, grades K-5. Contact your school office for information. continue reading

  • Second graders study seeds at Cedar Ridge

    04.28.15

    Originally posted April, 28, 2015 Cedar Ridge second grade students learned about seeds and how they are dispersed in nature to become plants as part of a science study in Rachael Grigg's class. continue reading

  • STEM in Cedar Ridge kindergarten

    04.13.15

    Originally posted April 13, 2015 Cedar Ridge kindergarten students in Amy Tietsort's class built houses out of straw, sticks or bricks. Principal Ellen Crager visited the actvities and shared these pics of students buildng houses. "They were working so hard to make it three-dimensional and I thought it was amazing that a kindergarten child could come up with this without any modeling," Crager said. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engieering and Math.   continue reading

  • STEM: Cedar Ridge has fun with robot challenges

    03.09.15

    Originally posted March 9, 2015 Beth Turner's fifth grade class at Cedar Ridge has completed its first Project Lead the Way module. The students built robots and then completed challenges. They had to move "hazardous material" (blocks) out of the disaster area in two minutes. The students are looking forward to the second module when they can program their robots. "Thank you to the donors who have made Project Lead the Way possible at Cedar Ridge," Turner said. STEM ... continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge celebrates Dr. Seuss

    03.09.15

    Originally posted March 9, 2015  The front office staff, featuring Principal Ellen Crager as the Cat in the Hat, celebrated Read Across American last Friday! continue reading

  • Circus comes to Cedar Ridge

    03.06.15

    Originally posted March 6, 2015 Fun under the big top! Third graders a Cedar Ridge Elementary Tuesday turned it out with a musical about the circus. School mates and parents enjoyed a rousing show, featuring strongmen, lions, sad clowns and more. The students were the direction of teacher Jamie Treseder. continue reading

  • Cedar Ridge Reads Across America!

    03.03.15

    Originally posted March 2, 2015 Read Across America Fun Days…March 2-6 Monday- Fox in Socks (wear silly/mismatch socks)… this matches up with the Cafeteria Crazy Sock contest Tuesday-Green Eggs and Ham (wear green) Wednesday- Wacky Wednesday (wear mismatch clothes) Thursday- One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (wear red and blue) Friday-Cat in the Hat (wear a hat) Pegi Seizinger, NBCT 1st/2nd Grade Looping Cedar Ridge Elementary continue reading

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