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Early Childhood Center

Welcome to the Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center

Principal Lynn McClure

Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center
13804 E. 46th Place South
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74134

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

School Hours:
7:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Main Phone: 918-357-7380

 Drop-Off/Pick-Up Times

  Drop Off   Pick Up
3-year-old* 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. 2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Pre-Kindergarten 7:50 a.m. to 8:10 a.m. 2:45 p.m. to 3:05 p.m.

 

Resources    

Union - CAP

 

Early Childhood Center 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

  • Nature walks behind RPECEC

    10.15.18

    Originally posted October 15, 2018 Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center takes a walk into nature, thanks to the help of Union Operations and its crews who keep the nature mowed. "I can’t thank Union Operations enough for still being willing to mow behind our school.  Different classrooms use it daily and they absolutely love it! Attached is a 'Today We ..' report from a nature walk Class 5 took recently," Principal Alycia Penntington said. The photo shows ... 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

  • Sound Explorations at Early Childhood Center

    10.12.18

    Originally posted October 12, 2018 Tulsa Symphony Orchestra continues to partner with the Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center as TSO musicians Susie Brown and Sarah Evans took recorders to the playground for "Sound Explorations." When they discovered a spider making a web, they even played "Itsy Bitsy Spider!"  continue reading

  • Books and Breakfast with Dads

    10.10.18

    Originally posted October 10, 2018 Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center and CAPS-Tulsa invited dads (and moms) to enjoy breakkfast and read books with their 3-year-old students today for an event called Books and Breakfast with Dads. Enjoy the images. 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

  • Early Childhood Center to host Books & Breakfast with Dad

    10.08.18

    Originally posted October 8, 2018 Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center will host Books and Breakfast with Dad at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 10. All dads and other male figures are invited to come read books with their child before drop-off. A small breakfast will be provided. Everyone is welcome to participate. 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

  • #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

  • Early Childhood Center hosts family picnic

    09.27.18

    Originally posted September 27, 2018 Enjoy these photos from the family picnic last week at the Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center. Hannah Bunn Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center continue reading

  • Surprise turtle

    09.26.18

    Originally posted September 26, 2018 A turtle made his way onto the playground at the Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center!  Students watched him walk and talked about what color he was, and then marched to the back gate to set him free! Hannah Bunn Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center continue reading

  • Animal Day at the Early Childhood Center

    09.25.18

    Originally posted September 25, 2018 Three year olds from Natalie Macrae’s class at the Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center dressed up for Animal Day to support United Way! Hannah Bunn Rosa Parks Early Childhood Center 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

  • Mud puddles

    09.11.18

    Originally posted September 11, 2018 Heide Donalson’s three year old class at the Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center played in mud puddles last week! Hannah Bunn - Rosa Parks Early Childhood Center 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

  • 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

  • Union spirit starts early!

    08.31.18

    Originally posted August 31, 2018 Three year olds from Miss Macrae’s class at the ECEC showing their Union spirit for tonight’s game! Hannah Bunn Rosa Parks Early Childhood Center 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Never too young to learn

    08.22.18

    Originally posted August 22, 2018 At Union Public Schools, you are never to young to learn. Three-year-old students at Rosa Parks Early Childhood Center are proof. Its mission is simple: to enhance the development of very young children and promote healthy family functioning. Union Public Schools has joined with Community Action Project-Tulsa County (CAPTC) to expand its early childhood program. This partnership provides both weekly home-based visitation services for families with infants and ... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • TSO playing music for 3-year-olds once again

    10.19.17

    Originally posted October 19, 2017 Tulsa Symphony Orchestra is once again partnering with the Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center.  They began their carpool performances Monday and a violin duet played during drop off.  Parents stopped to listen with their children and classes came down to hear the beautiful music.  They will be playing carpool performances once a month and playing naptime serenades in the months of November, December and May.  There will also be ... 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

  • 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

  • #GatherAndRead

    10.17.17

    Originally posted October 17, 2017   You can never have too many books! Take a picture of your little one as they #GatherAndRead and share it using our hashtag to be featured. pic.twitter.com/kvfIYgxuzw — Gather Tulsa (@GatherTulsa) October 16, 2017 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

  • 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

  • McAuliffe, Boevers hosting baby book clubs this week

    10.09.17

    Originally posted October 9, 2017 McAuliffe Elementary School wants to invite families with children from birth to five years of age to come to Baby Book Club on Thursday, October 12, at 1:30 p.m. Join us as we talk, read, sing, eat and learn! Every baby who attends the event will take home a book. If you're interested, please contact Community Schools Coordinator Daisy Pokhrel-Duran at 918-357-6561. Boevers will host a Baby Book Club at its school at 1:15 p.m. this Tuesday and every Tuesday in ... continue reading

  • Early Childhood Center planning home visits

    10.05.17

    Originally posted October 5, 2017 Dear ECEC Families, Our staff will be doing home visits on the evenings of Tuesday, October 17 and Tuesday, October 24, from 3:00-7:00 pm. Your child's teacher and the teacher's assistant will be coming by your home on one of these nights to visit for about 15-20 minutes. They will be sharing the first checkpoint with you from the observations they have taken since September.  They will share the great things they are seeing your child do in the ... continue reading

  • Jillian King named Early Childhood Teacher of the Year!

    10.03.17

    Originally posted Octoober 3, 2017   Jillian King has been named the Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center Teacher of the Year! This is her 4th year at RPECEC! pic.twitter.com/kJjcpdIbmP — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) October 3, 2017 continue reading

  • Early Childhood school pictures set Oct. 5

    09.28.17

    Originally posted September 28, 2017 School pictures for the Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center will be Thursday, October 5. 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

  • Building bridges at Early Childhood Center

    09.22.17

    Originally posted September 22, 2017 by teacher Heide Donalson The children in Mrs. Donalson and Mrs. Brito’s class went on a walk to see what was outside in our backyard.  The children came across a pile of rocks and wanted to get on the other side to see the swings.  We brought this idea back to the classroom and talked about how could we get across.  The children decided that we needed to use a few pieces of wood.  So outside we went again to see if the four pieces of ... 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

  • 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

  • Early Childhood raises money for United Way

    09.14.17

    Originally posted September 14, 2017 On Friday, September 8,  Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center,  ran a popsicle sale for the United Way. "The parents brought in $1 and as they were leaving the children were able to get a popsicle!  Yummy!," teacher Heide Donaldson said. (You can see a few pictures below in in the photo gallery at the bottom of this page.) 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

  • 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

  • 3-year-old students learn about fire drills

    08.30.17

    Originally posted August 30, 2017 During the second week of school today, 3-year-old students at the Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center experienced their first ever fire drill. Safety is important at Union Public Schools. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Paragon Films donates $5,000 to TSO program at RPECEC

    08.18.17

    Originally posted August 18, 2017 Representatives from Paragon Films presented a check for $5,000 to Tulsa Symphony Orchestra for its work at  Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center.  In addition, check out the gallery below of the school staff posing for a picture! 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

  • Summer splashes down at Early Childhood Center

    06.20.17

    Originally posted June 20, 2017 Did you have this much fun when you were 3 and at school? Didn't think so! Summer fun with 3-year-old students between Rosa Parks Elementary and the Early Childhood Education Center. Thank you to the Tulsa Fire Department for the tour of the truck and a chance to splash in the water. In some of the photos, you can the rainbow created by the water and some of the students trying to catch it. continue reading

  • Catch the rainbow

    06.20.17

    Originally posted June 20, 2017   Catch the rainbow as summer splashes down at Rosa Parks Early Childhood Center https://t.co/VTeErdEs24 Thank you @TulsaFire! pic.twitter.com/Po4qnsvCvv — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) June 20, 2017 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

  • Celebrations of Learning set Tuesday at Early Childhood Center

    05.31.17

    Originally posted May 31, 2017 Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center welcomed families recently to its end-of-year Celebrations of Learning event where parents could see what their children have been learning about this past spring. Enjoy the images. 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

  • Celebration of Learning set Tuesday at Early Childhood Center

    05.19.17

    Originally posted May 19, 2017 Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center will host a Celebrations of Learning from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Tuesday, May 23.  Families will wat the students perform a little piece from “Peter and the Wolf” with a quintet from the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra and families will also visit their child’s classroom for a glimpse into what the long term investigation was this spring for their classroom. Alycia Pennington, Principal, Rosa Parks ... continue reading

  • One of our own decides to stay in Oklahoma & teach!

    05.12.17

    Originally posted May 12, 2017 Congratulations to Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center NEW teacher Ericka VanDeventer! “She started as a teacher assistant here at Rosa ECEC back in 2008,” said Principal Alycia Pennington. “She began working on her Early Childhood teaching degree a few years ago at OU-Tulsa, utilizing GKFF grant money, while still working for us as a teaching assistant.  She graduated Tuesday night, May 9.  She was given the Best Intern award ... 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ubotics competing in OKC today

    03.23.17

    Originally posted March 24, 2017   Opening ceremonies starting soon. Can't wait to begin competition in OKC! #omgrobots pic.twitter.com/OzmLqWUbNd — Union Ubotics 3507 (@Ubotics) March 24, 2017 @Ubotics Good luck, UBOTICS!! @UnionSchools is #ProudOfU! S/O to Ms. American Horse, Mr. Jones, Evan Forbes, & all our mentors/sponsors!— Kathy Dodd (@doddk2) March 24, 2017 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Valentine's Day celebration at Early Childhood Center

    02.17.17

    Originally posted February 17, 2017 Enjoy these Valentine's Day images from classrooms at the Early Childhood Education Center. Photos features students in Allison Lamb's and Jillian King's classrooms. continue reading

  • More Valentine's Day celebration at Early Childhood Center

    02.17.17

    Originally posted February 17, 2017 Enjoy these additional Valentine's Day images from Meagan Dunning's classroom at the Early Childhood Education Center.  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

  • 3-year-olds enjoy drive-in movie at school

    02.14.17

    Originally posted February 10, 2017 While many of you are planning to go to the movies this weekend, you will be hard pressed to find a drive-in experience as cute as this one was Thursday afternoon at Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center. As part of the school's monthly familiy activities, Rosa Parks ECEC hosted a drive-in for 3-year-old students. Parents had helped make cars for the kids that many sat in during a filming of the video, "Inside/Out." Families also enjoyed ... continue reading

  • Rosa Parks Early Childhood Teacher of the Year: Alison Lamb

    02.10.17

    Originally posted February 10, 2017 Alison Lamb was named the Teacher of the Year at the Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center. Lamb decided to become a teacher during college, after spending summers working at summer camp. “I wanted to work among colleagues with a common goal and within a system that supported children and families,” Lamb said. “I chose the classroom setting because of the opportunity to have an ongoing relationship with students that would grow over the ... continue reading

  • Scenes from the Early Childhood Center

    01.20.17

    Originally posted January 20, 2017 Enjoy these scenes from today at the Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center. Students were hearing a story from one teacher or learning to do exercises with the help of a British instructor projected onto a large screen. Principal Alycia Pennington also spent a little time with students. 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

  • Three-year-olds on a nature walk

    01.13.17

    Originally posted January 12, 2017 Enjoy these images of three-year-old students on a nature walk outside the Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center. Photos by teacher Alison Lamb 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Jingle engineering!

    12.16.16

    Originally posted December 16, 2016 Enjoy these images from our classroom, Room 12 at the Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center. We explored Jingle Bells and Magnatiles: JINGLE ENGINEERING!  - teacher Brandy McCombs 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

  • Naptime Serenades at Early Childhood Center

    11.18.16

    Originally posted November 18, 2016 Tulsa Symphony Orchestra musicians Susie Brown and Sarah Evans serenade 3-year-old students at the Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center. The program is called Naptime Serenades. The musicians play music in the hallways that pours into the classrooms as the young students take a short nap. Some of the classrooms play lullaby music as well.      continue reading

  • Learning takes shape at Early Childhood Education Center

    11.14.16

    Originally posted November 14, 2016 Enjoy these pics of three-year-old students on a Shape Walk at the Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center. What's a shape walk? Well, these students in Alison Lamb's class have cards with shapes and they have to match that shape with a real shape during the walk around the school. continue reading

  • Paragon Films donates $5,000 to RPECEC

    11.10.16

    Originally posted November 10, 2016 Representatives from Paragon Films presented a check for $5,000 to Union Public Schools for the partnership between Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center and the Tulsa Symphony.   Pictured, left to right: Paragon Film representatives Kevin Logsdon, Darla Phillips, Johnny Gibbs, Principal Alycia Pennington, and TSO musicians Susie Brown and Sarah Evans and Dr. David Carter, education director for TSO. 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

  • 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

  • Painting pumpkins at Early Childhood Center

    10.24.16

    Originally posted October 24, 2016 Teacher Alison Lamb shared these photos of 3-year-old students and their fmailies making festive pumpkin art and painting pumpkins. continue reading

  • Spider-Man talks to 3-year-old students

    10.24.16

    Originally posted October 24, 2016 Union senior Joshua Myer used his Fall Break to join the students of Brady-Lea McCombs’ class at the Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center. Spider Man talked about how super heroes use their hands to help others and he even gave Spider Man pencils to the boys and girls! 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

  • Pumpkin fun at Early Childhood Center

    10.17.16

    Originally posted October 17, 2016 Here are some cute pictures of the children measuring and investigating pumpkins today.   A big thanks to Pumpkin Town for donating them to us. Alycia Pennington Principal, Rosa Parks Early Childhood Center continue reading

  • Farmer's Market comes to Early Childhood Center

    10.17.16

    Originally posted October 17, 2016 The Farmer’s Market came to the Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center Friday. Qualified families enjoyed the opportunity to select food items from eggs to fruits to take home free. The event was set up by the Community Action Partnership.  The Farmer's Market will make more return trips. Here are the dates:  November 18 January 6 March 3 April 21 May 5 Alycia Pennington Principal, Rosa Parks Early Childhood Center ... continue reading

  • Alison Lamb named Early Childhood TOY

    10.12.16

    Originally posted October 12, 2016 Alison Lamb has been named the Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center Teacher of the Year for 2016-2017! She is pictured left with Principal Aylcia Pennington. continue reading

  • Reading is fun in a van

    10.11.16

    Originally posted October 11, 2016 Three-year-old students in Alison Lamb's classroom visited the Tulsa City-County Library's Reading Mobile recently at the Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center. continue reading

  • Three-year-old students explore the color orange

    10.07.16

    Originally posted October 7, 2016 Enjoy these images of students in Maci James' classroom exploring the color orange this week. "Instead of paint brushes, we used oranges to roll in paint and explore the color orange," she said. continue reading

  • Early Childhood Center hosts parent class

    10.05.16

    Originally posted October 5, 2016 The Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center hosted a parenting class Tuesday afternoon, just one of many programs they are have planned for parents this month. On Thursdays, Oct. 8, 13 and 27, the school will host a nutrition class for parents at 1 p.m. And, at 2 p.m. Friday, October 14, parents are invited to a farmer's market where they can selected food for their families. 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

  • Early Childhood Center to host parent class Tuesday

    09.28.16

    Originally posted September 28, 2016 The Rosa Parks Early Childhood Center will host a parent class for nutrition and food safety at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 4. The Farmer’s Market will also return at 2 p.m. Friday, October 14. Watch for the calendar posted in your child’s classroom with these dates as well as other opportunities for upcoming parent groups through Family & Children’s Services. We hope you will join us for one or all of these. Alycia Pennington Principal, Rosa ... 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

  • 3-year-olds explore nature at Early Childhood Center

    09.20.16

    Originally posted September 20, 2016 Enjoy these images of three-year-old students at the Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center as they explore nature around their school. continue reading

  • 3-year-olds dress up for United Way

    09.20.16

    Originally posted September 20, 2016 Enjoy these images from the Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center, featuring students as they participate in events related to the Tulsa Area United Way campaign, such as Animal Day, Hat Day, Sports Day, and SuperheroPrincess Day. 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

  • Light and shadows at Early Childhood Center

    09.01.16

    Originally posted September 1, 2016 Early Childhood Education students in Alison Lamb's class are seen here exploring the light and shadow center. 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

  • Union TeePee Crew heading to Southlake

    08.26.16

    Originally posted August 26, 2016   The Union TeePee Crew bus is heading to Southlake, TX to cheer on the Redskins. pic.twitter.com/qm5tDwExh5 — Josh Suber (@jtsuber) August 26, 2016 continue reading

  • First Week of School: Images from RPECEC

    08.25.16

    Originally posted August 25, 2016 Enjoy these images from the fourth day of school at Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center. 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

  • Early Childhood student excited about his first day

    08.22.16

    Originally posted August 22, 2016   Brayson Jergens, nephew of Grove Principal Kim Berns, on his 1st day of school at Rosa Parks Early Childhood Center pic.twitter.com/SrJN0lqtKm — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) August 22, 2016 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Carrera students intern at Early Childhood Center

    06.30.16

    Origially posted June 30, 2016   Adorable picture of Carrera interns with their new friends from Rosa Parks Early Childhood Center! @CASCarrera pic.twitter.com/5RxKovS9Wg — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) June 30, 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

  • 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

  • Carnival of the Animals set May 20

    05.17.16

    Originally posted May 13, 2016 Families are invited to the Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center family concert and picnic – Carnival of the Animals – presented by Tulsa Symphony Orchestra on Friday, May 20. The concert and picnic will be held at Rosa Parks Elementary Gymnasium.  Classrooms 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 12 will have family tickets for the 5:00 p.m. concert (classroom teachers will distribute your concert tickets).   Classrooms 13, 14, 15, 16, ... 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

  • 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

  • School day ends on a high note

    05.04.16

    Originally posted May 4, 2016 The Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center School Day ends on a high note thanks to John Rush and Amy Roark, a flute duo on loan from the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. They played out the end of the day as parents picked up their 3-year-old students. Principal Lynn McClure got cozy for the concert and invited families to enjoy the music. The activity is part of The Sounds for Success program. Through Sounds for Success, TSO musicians visit the school regularly to ... continue reading

  • Three-year-old students get ready for the Carnival of Animals on May 20

    05.04.16

    Originally posted May 5, 2016 Three-year-old students are getting ready for the upcoming Carnival of Animals on Friday, May 20, at the Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center. There will be two performances, 5-545 p.m., and 6:15 to 7 p.m. To assist with audience participation, Dan Call from the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, is visiting the school prior to the Carnival of the Animals to lead children in choral and movement explorations related to Carnival of the Animals. Photos on this ... 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

  • Cranky Bear makes for fun lesson for 3-year-olds

    05.03.16

    Originally posted May 3, 2016 A very cranky bear has been the focus for the children in Room 19 at Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center.  We began our investigation after reading The Very Cranky Bear and finding a “cave” on the field behind our classroom.  The children knew they needed to make him happy so they were determined to make him different items they believed he would enjoy.  For the past couple of weeks, Room 19 has been constructing a truck for the bear. ... continue reading

  • Pete the Cat helps 3-year-olds with stories

    05.03.16

    Originally posted May 3, 2016 The children in Room 20 have investigated Pete the Cat’s world all semester. Lately their focused shifted from building houses for him to writing books for him, like the others we have in our classroom library. The children became authors and illustrators as they drew and wrote stories. After noticing that their books weren’t as strong as other books in our classroom, they found new materials to use. The children are now creating book covers out of card board ... continue reading

  • We've got cows

    05.03.16

    Originally posted May 4, 2016   Rosa Parks ECEC students welcome cows to the neighborhood! https://t.co/EfabgTeot2— Union Schools (@UnionSchools) May 3, 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Current Early Childhood families can reenroll this week

    04.24.16

    Originally posted April 24, 2016 Current Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education families will reenroll your children for Pre-K here at RP ECEC on April 26, 27, and 28 from 8:00-3:00 (Enrollment will come our way – families DO NOT go to the Enrollment Center to enroll your children for Pre-K unless you  miss the above dates). To enroll for Pre K, please bring a current copy of your child’s immunization records, 2 proofs of residency, a copy of their birth certificate, and a completed ... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Conferences for Early Childhood students April 14-15

    04.09.16

    Originally posted April 9, 2016 Parent/Teacher School Conferences for Early Childhood Education students will be April 14-15. To assist with your child's school success, we are looking forward to seeing you at your scheduled Parent/Teacher School Conference on the afternoon of April 14 or 15.  Be sure to verify your scheduled time with your student's teacher if you have not done so already.  To support conference schedules, please know your students will attend from 7:45-11:00 ... 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

  • Early learning helps students thrive in kindergarten, beyond

    04.06.16

    Originally posted April 7, 2016   Yes! And ours is FREE! Get all the details you need to enroll your 4 year old at https://t.co/4H1F9AsDaf. https://t.co/9gsNz661il — ImpactTulsa (@ImpactTulsa) April 6, 2016 Studies prove kids who have rich early learning experiences are better prepared to thrive in kindergarten & beyond. pic.twitter.com/LKmh00zckC — US Dept of Education (@usedgov) April 6, 2016     What does Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education ... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Architects in the making

    02.16.16

    Originally posted February 16, 2016 “I’m making an itsy bitsy house,” D.J. exclaimed. “This is the animal house for the little horsey,” Jaretzy announced. These are just some of the many quotes from the children about their exploration in creating houses. Our friends have been extremely interested in the design and construction of houses of all kinds. We as teachers began wondering, after observing all the excitement in different parts of the room as children ... continue reading

  • Early Childhood Teacher of the Year: Kaelen Brackin

    02.11.16

    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 11, 2016 Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center Kaelen Brackin Fourth year teaching for Union Public Schools - all at the Early Childhood Education Center. In high school and college, worked at New Haven Day School as a preschool teacher and an after school program teacher for PRE-K through 5th grade ... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • '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

  • 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

  • Early Childhood students learn about materials in motion

    01.25.16

    Originally posted January 25, 2016 Since the beginning of the school year, three-year-old children in classroom 17 at the Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center have become fascinated with interacting with materials through movement. They would roll marbles back and forth to each other, then it expanded into the use of other materials. The children were discovering which materials were easy to roll, and which ones would hardly move. One day while exploring motion, a group of children began ... continue reading

  • Three-year-olds learn about dinosaurs

    01.25.16

    Originally posted January 25, 2016 “It’s a home! For dinosaurs! Look! A dinosaur egg!” – Jacob It’s food! For the dinosaurs! This is where they eat” –Ytzel Three-year-olds at Rosa Parks Early Education Childhood Center learn about dinosaurs Early in the year, we went on a walk through the field behind our building where we have lots of room to walk, explore, hold classroom outdoors and let our imaginations run wild!  While walking, friends ... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Three-year-olds explore rock land

    11.18.15

    Originally posted November 20, 2015 Today we went on a walk and found a path that led us straight to ROCK Land!  The kids had so much fun scrambling over and under the huge rocks.  They had so many ideas about how the rocks got there … elephants carried them on their backs, they fell from the sky, a bear brought them over to live in, and more!  The kids carried a ton of rocks back to class to paint on.  They said, “We can paint these beautiful like the rainbow so Rock ... continue reading

  • Three-year-olds get help from nature on collage project

    11.18.15

    Originally posted November 18, 2015 Three-year-old students took a walk recently to find items for a collage. We took a walk to find collage materials we could use to help us collage faces and people.  We have been talking about self-portraits in preparation of making our own self-portraits soon.  Friends decided we needed to find materials that could be used for ears, hair, eyes, nose, legs, arms, feet, mouth, eyebrows, and hair.  Everyone had a great time on our face hunt! - ... 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

  • Drumline plays for Early Childhood students

    11.15.15

    Originally poosted November 16, 2015  The Union Drumline visited the Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center and played for the 3-year-old students during two recess periods Monday morning, November 9.  See previous story, more photos and the complete video. Photos on this page by the faculty.   Union Drumline keeps the beat w/Rosa Parks ECEC fans https://t.co/WN4IlmWvoA — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) November 13, 2015   continue reading

  • Keeping the beat at the Early Childhood Center

    11.11.15

    Originally posted November 10, 2015 So much fun! The Union Drumline visited the Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center and played for the 3-year-old students during two recess periods Monday morning, November 9. Music education is a key component for early childhood development. And, it is also a lot of fun for both the younger and the older students. Enjoy this snippet of some of the fun - including an impromptu performance of the Drumline "rocking out" on rocking chairs at the end. ... continue reading

  • Drumline marches on at Early Childhood Center

    11.09.15

    Originally posted November 9, 2015   Exciting seeing the Early Childhood students over at Rosa Parks ECC get involved in music with the @UnionDrumline pic.twitter.com/FPqk9eW2ep — Union Fine Arts Dept (@UnionFineArts) November 9, 2015   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

  • Early Childhood: 3-year-olds on the lookout for letters

    11.04.15

    Originally posted November 4, 2015 Enjoy these pictures of 3-year-old students taking a walking tour outside the front of the Rosa Parks Early Education Childhood Center. Their assignment; find letters. Students walked around and pointed to any letters they could find from signs to the lettering on tires. continue reading

  • Playtime Serenades under way at Early Childhood Center

    11.04.15

    Originally posted November 4, 2015 Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center, 13804 E. 46th Place, is teaming up with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra again to provide 3-year-olds music education during recess, called Playtime Serenades, for the next two months. Today, two musicians followed students - and in many cases, they followed tbe musicians - as they played their instruments. The collaboration with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra provides children with introductory musical experiences and ... 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

  • Kaelen Terry named Early Childhood Teacher of the Year

    11.02.15

    Originally posted November 2, 2015 Today we crowned Kaelen Terry as our Rosa Parks ECEC Teacher of the year!  Kaelen started in March of 2012 and accepted a certified position in July of 2012.  Kaelen states “young children must be given the opportunity to manipulate and solve problems on their own.  They must be provided nurturing environments where they aren’t afraid to take risks and make mistakes.  They must also be given the opportunity to express themselves ... 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

  • 3-year-olds reconnect with nature

    10.28.15

    Originally posted October 28, 2015 Three-year-old students and their families are always intied to explore nature both inside and outside of the classrooms at the Rosa Parks Early Education Childhood Center. On Monday, teachers and families were to learn how these activities can elighten 3-year-old students during the event, Reconnecting with Nature. Photos submitted by teachers at the school.     continue reading

  • Precious photos from the Early Childhood Center

    10.26.15

    Originally posted October 26, 2015 Enjoy a look around the Rosa Parks Early Childhood via these photos during a recess break and lunch from last week. 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. today. Union educators, especially art and pre-kindergarten teachers, are invited to attend. 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

  • 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

  • Learning at Rosa Parks Early Childhood Center

    10.22.15

    Originally posted October 22, 2015 Union Public Schools' Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center in Tulsa boasts a LOT of activities! Here are just some of the moments captured on camera.   Learning at Rosa Parks Early Childhood Center https://t.co/QjYmK7iu6D — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) October 22, 2015   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

  • Learning about signs

    10.21.15

    Originally posted October 21, 2015 The friends in Room #4 at the Rosa Parks Early Education Childhood Center started talking about signs. "We discussed how signs tell us what and where things are. Signs also sometimes tell us to do things," teacher Katie Fox said. “A stop signs says Stop to cars!”- Khalil Gray " We then went on a walk around our school to look for signs," Fox said. "We noticed signs all over the place! Some signs told us what ... 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

  • Scenes from the Early Childhood Center

    10.15.15

    Originally posted October 15, 2015 Enjoy these scenes from arious activities so far this year at the Rosa Parks Early Childhild Education Center. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Dads rake rocks for 3-year-old students

    09.21.15

    Originally posted Septemner 27, 2015 The Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center, 13804 E. 46th Place South, received a little help from dads and parents Saturday, September 19, as they raked rocks to use in a maze for the 3-year-old students. “We have a rock maze on our back playground that provides opportunities to support gross motor manipulative skills as well as many social, emotional, math and science competencies. We are calling it Dads for Raking,” said Lynn McClure, ... continue reading

  • Dads for Raking at Early Childhood Center Saturday

    09.16.15

    Originally posted September 18, 2015 Dads for Raking to help with rock maze at Rosa Parks Early Childhood Center this Saturday The Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center, 13804 E. 46th Place South, will receive a little help from dads and parents at 9 a.m., Saturday, September 19, as they rake rocks to use in a maze they’re re-building for the 3-year-old students. “We have a rock maze on our back playground that provides opportunities to support gross motor manipulative skills ... 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

  • 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 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

  • Early Childhood Center receives donation of sports equipment

    09.01.15

    Originally posted September 1, 2015 The Athletics Department donated more than 40 balls from its program to the Rosa parks Early Education Center, Principals Lynn McClure said, and more donations may be on the way. The equipment is too old to  be used for regulation sporting events but it just perfect for three-year-old students to kick around when they are outside.   Thank you to @Union_Athletics for donating used equipment for 3-year-olds at the Rosa Parks Early Education Center. pic. ... 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

  • 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

  • Friends make their way at Early Childhood Center

    08.27.15

    Originally posted August 27, 2015 Sometimes school can seem like a strange place and students seem tentative but trained teachers at the Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center have been helping three-year-old students cope with the new changes and their new surroundings - even when they miss Mommy. Teachers said sometimes it takes until Labor Day for the young students to get used to school and being away but they allways grow to love their new friends. In fact, the children are usually referred ... 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • Enrollment info for Early Childhood Center

    07.30.15

    Originally posted July 8, 2015 The Early Childhood Center currently offers a free, full-day educational program for qualifying children who turn three on or before September 1. If you have children, or know of someone with children who may qualify, the Union Enrollment Center, 8506 E. 61st, is currently pre-enrolling for the three-year-old program from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.   Qualifications and other details are posted here. If you have questions, call Rosa ... continue reading

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