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McAuliffe Elementary

Welcome to Christa McAuliffe Elementary School.

Principal Rita Long

Assistant Principal Amy Smith

Christa McAuliffe Elementary School
6515 S. Garnett 
Broken Arrow, OK 74012-8529

Office Hours
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
School Hours
Monday-Thursday: 7:50 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.
Friday: 8:15 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.

Main Phone: 918-357-4336 / Fax: 918-357-6599

Community Schools Coordinator Emma Thadani
Counselor Twy Gardner 918-357-6584 / Contact School Nurse

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McAuliffe Elementary News

  • #UBeThere - Plug In, Press Playy

    12.10.18

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

  • #UBeThere - Show Up, Take Down

    11.26.18

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

  • #UBeThere - Daily Habit, Amazing Routine

    11.19.18

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

  • #UBeThere - In Class, Corps Value

    11.08.18

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

  • Foundation passing out more teacher grants

    10.17.18

    Originally posted October 17, 2018   We have started the fun process of surprising our 2018 Fall teacher grant award recipients! Only a handful today...more after the break! pic.twitter.com/YBy9SM0xlV — UnionFound (@UnionFound) October 16, 2018 continue reading

  • McAuliffe hosts fun run

    10.17.18

    Originally posted October 17, 2018 McAuliffe Elementary School hosted hosted its annual fun run in a new location this year - the nearby soccer field. "This was really a treat for our students," Principal Jennifer McKnight said. Elementary students do not usually get access to the soccer field. Normally, students run in the grass next to the playground, but it was a little muddy. Moving the students to the soccer field - with its nice lines and artificial grass - made it easier for ... 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

  • Prescription Drug Take Back Day set Oct. 27

    10.15.18

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

  • #UBeThere - Tune In, March On

    10.12.18

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

  • Union football game moved to Thursday, Oct. 11

    10.10.18

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

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

    10.10.18

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

  • #UBeThere - In Class, In Character

    10.07.18

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

  • #UBeThere - Show Up, Suit Up

    10.03.18

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

  • Coat donations needed

    10.02.18

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

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

    09.24.18

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

  • Enroll now for fall Community Education classes

    09.13.18

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

  • Enroll now for Fall Break Camp

    09.10.18

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

  • 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

  • Gather Unity music video

    08.30.18

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

  • Attention girls who like to dance!

    08.30.18

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

  • All eyes on U!

    08.29.18

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

  • Video tour of The Gathering featuring Union student

    08.28.18

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

  • Building Community Schools Systems

    08.25.18

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

  • Reminder: It's a Late Start Friday

    08.23.18

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

  • Join the Redzone

    08.22.18

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

  • McAuliffe enjoys great start to school

    08.21.18

    Originally posted August 21, 2018 McAuliffe Elementary Sciool is enjoying a great start to the new school year. Teachers are already leading fun lessons, students are making friends and classes are buzzing with activities.  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

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

    08.17.18

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

  • Meet The Teacher today at 4 p.m.

    08.16.18

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

  • Union: Committed to Excellence

    08.15.18

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

  • Meet the Teacher set Thursday, Aug. 16

    08.14.18

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

  • Take the #JustDriveOK pledge

    08.13.18

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

  • Sale at U-Wear this week!

    08.13.18

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

  • Homework help now

    08.13.18

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

  • Annual Maker Faire set Saturday, Aug. 25

    08.12.18

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

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

    08.10.18

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

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

    08.08.18

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

  • Take the #JustDriveOK pledge

    08.07.18

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

  • Football Night at Union this Tuesday, Aug. 7

    08.02.18

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

  • Back to School Nights scheduled

    08.01.18

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

  • BAPD sponsors Back to School BASH Aug. 4

    07.29.18

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

  • Restore Hope Ministries assisting with school supplies

    07.26.18

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

  • Native American school supply pickup planned Aug. 8

    07.25.18

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

  • Register for annual Girls Night Out

    07.24.18

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

  • Jean Jones named State PTA Volunteer of the Year

    07.24.18

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

  • Community Schools: Basketball camp!

    07.23.18

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

  • PLTW report from Union teachers

    07.23.18

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

  • Online registration for enrollment

    07.19.18

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

  • Notice about Union website

    07.19.18

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

  • No school Monday, Oct. 30

    10.27.17

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

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

    10.25.17

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

  • Fall Break set Oct. 18-20

    10.18.17

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

  • McAuliffe students take a jog

    10.18.17

    Originally posted October 18, 2018 McAuliffe Elementary School finished the school week Tuesday with a PTA fun run and visiting food trucks. Enjoy the pics - and fall break! 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

  • Let's end bullying campaign comes to McAuliffe

    10.17.17

    Originally posted October 17, 2017 Kids on the Block - a program that teaches students about the ill effects of bullying and good character as well as stranger danger through the use of puppets - visited the younger set at McAuliffe Elementary School Friday. Photos by Kassie Allexander continue reading

  • BA firefighters talk fire safety at McAuliffe

    10.17.17

    Originally posted October 17, 2017 The Broken Arrow Fire Department brought its mobile firehouse to McAuliffe Elementary School on Friday, October 13, allowing children to experience a mock fire. Firefighters took groups inside and talked to them about fire safety and how to safely exit. Then, with "smoke" activated inside the house, students crawled out the back of the mobile house and helped outside. While students waited for everyone to complete their turns, some students lined and ... continue reading

  • Congratulations to our Site Teachers of the Year

    10.16.17

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

  • Join us for a Taste of Union today

    10.13.17

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

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

    10.12.17

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

  • PTA Council selling shirts until Oct. 15

    10.12.17

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

  • Join us for a Taste of Union this Friday

    10.10.17

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

  • 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

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

    10.06.17

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

  • Global Gardens alumni reunion this Saturday

    10.05.17

    Originally posted October 6, 2017 In 2007 years ago, Heather Oakley founded Global Gardens at Eugene Field Elementary School as a way to engage students in low-income communities in hands-on science learning that would also change their dinner plates and paradigms about themselves and the world around them. Now Global Gardens serves more than 2,200 people across the Tulsa metro area through during school and after school programing, and community gardens. This Saturday, Oct. 7th, 3-5pm, alumni of ... continue reading

  • Global Gardens celebrates new kitchen

    10.02.17

    Originally posted October 2, 2016 Community helped by Global Gardens celebrates new kitchen for cooking what they harvest It'd been just over 30 minutes since Becca Griffith had begun twist-tilling her newly claimed garden plot, and she was breathless. "I can count this towards my active points at work," she half-joked. That Tuesday evening, Griffith was clearing weed roots from her raised plot so she and her 5-year-old, Desmond Baldwin, could plant seeds and grow ... continue reading

  • Wrestling club for kids of all ages

    10.02.17

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

  • 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

  • Union dives into STEM

    09.21.17

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

  • PSO Safety Circus comes to McAuliffe Elementary

    09.21.17

    Originally posted September 21, 2017 Louis the Lightning Bug came to McAuliffe Elementary today and it was a circus – a Safety Circus. Young students in grades pre-kindergarten through second grade enjoyed an entertaining show by Amanda Mal and Erin Farste from the National Theater for Children (NTC) about being safe around electricity, sponsored by PSO (Public Service Company) of Oklahoma. The Safety Circus is a new touring show that began last spring and aims to teach children how to ... continue reading

  • 2nd annual Kermes at McAuliffe postponed

    09.20.17

    Due to some unforeseen changes, we are postponing our 2nd Annual Kermes.  PTA will meet this Thursday, September 21, at 4:15 p.m. to talk about it in detail. We would love to hear your input, so please consider attending the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Daisy Pokhrel-Duran at 918-357-6561. Originally posted September 12, 2017 McAuliffe families are invited to the 2nd Annual Kermes Sept. 22, from 5-7 p.m. Enjoy multicultural snacks, food, drinks and more! Tickets will be ... continue reading

  • Talk Like a Pirate Day!

    09.19.17

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

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

    09.19.17

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

  • Parents play important part in student success

    09.15.17

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

  • Clothes connecting with our community

    09.14.17

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

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

    09.14.17

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

  • Level 3 volunteers fix up McAuliffe's Global Gardens area

    09.08.17

    Originally posted September 8, 2017 About 130 employees from Level 3 Communications descended on McAuliffe Elementary School to fix up the Global Gardens area behind the school for the Tulsa Area United Way Day of Caring today. Volunteers painted outdoor tables, removed weeds, fixed planters and even used a tractor with front end loader and backhoe to make bigger improvements. The land is used by students in the Global Gardens program as part of a Community Schools education program that ... 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

  • First week at McAuliffe Elementary

    08.25.17

    Originally posted August 25, 2017 Enjoy these images from the first week of school at McAuliffe Elementary School. continue reading

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

    08.24.17

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

  • Enrollment under way for fall Community Education classes

    08.23.17

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

  • Reminder: It's a late start Friday

    08.23.17

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

  • Union: Believe

    08.22.17

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

  • Welcome Back to School!

    08.21.17

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

  • Here's to an amazing first day!

    08.21.17

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

  • Meet the Teacher is Thursday, August 17

    08.16.17

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

  • Digital flyer deliver starts August 10

    08.10.17

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

  • Elementary Curriculum/Back to School Nights have been announced

    08.01.17

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

  • Ticket information for football!

    07.25.17

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

  • Join the Reading Tree Challenge!

    07.25.17

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

  • Global Gardens hosts STEM camp this week

    07.24.17

    Originally posted July 24, 2017 STEM CAMP BRINGS TOGETHER STUDENTS FROM ACROSS TULSA    In an effort to bring together students from across the city for collaborative garden-based learning, Global Gardens is hosting its first-ever summer camp in conjunction with the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance. Fifty students, 4th - 6th grade, will participate in the camp July 24-July 28, which focuses on STEM learning, healthy eating and community building through garden-based projects and cooking. ... continue reading

  • McAuliffe delivers books, veggies to the neighborhood

    06.27.17

      Originally possted June 27, 2017 McAuliffe Elementary School delivered books and free veggies to the neighborhood today as part of its weekly bookmobile service. Several teachers joined media specialist Kirby Mackenzie, Principal Jennifer Jackson and Global Garden coordinators - along with with several student garndeners - on a tour of the neighborhood this morning. (The van will make a visit on July 4!) Families returned books they had checked out earlier ths summer and ... continue reading

  • McAuliffe hands out free veggies to neighbors

    06.27.17

    Originally posted June 28, 2017 McAuliffe Elementary students loaded a van with vegetables, herbs and flowers from their school garden and gave away the fresh produce for free Tuesday morning in nearby neighborhoods. The van followed the school’s “bookmobile,” which blasts popular music on an exterior speaker and circles several neighborhoods and housing complexes in the school’s attendance area to draw students and their families out of their homes to borrow books each ... continue reading

  • Union to provide FREE summer meals

    06.14.17

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

  • Weird science

    06.05.17

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

  • Summer reading challenge under way

    05.31.17

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

  • McAuliffe sends Super Kids off into summer

    05.25.17

    Originally posted May 25, 2017 McAuliffe students are ready for summer. Celebrating the last week of school, the school hosted a Super Kids day for them and the kids had a blast! Enjoy the pictures. 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

  • McAuliffe Summer Slam this Thursday

    05.16.17

    Originally posted May 16, 2017 McAuliffe Elementary School, 6515 S. Garnett, will host its 7th Annual Summer Slam event from 4:45-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18. Students will receive 10 summer reading books and learn about Mobile Media, the school’s summer reading program. Tulsa Pop Kids, Inc., a non-profit organization that was created to provide comics to kids in the northeast Oklahoma area, will also donate 1,200 comics to the school’s mobile program. The goal of Summer Slam is to ... continue reading

  • McAuliffe puts on a talent show

    05.15.17

    Originlly posted May 15, 2017 McAuliffe Elementary School shined a spotlight on its talented students with a talent show Friday morning. Enjoy the selected images! continue reading

  • McAuliffe Summer Slam set Thursday, May 18

    05.12.17

    Originally posted May 12, 2017 McAuliffe Elementary School will host its annual Summer Slam event from 4:45-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18 and dinner is FREE! Students will receive 10 summer reading books and learn about Mobile Media, our summer reading program. We will have a free dinner for all students and immediate family.  Please contact the front office at 918-357-4336 if you need transportation.  Please plan to arrive by 4:45 p.m. – you must attend a presentation in order to ... continue reading

  • Who is eating McAuliffe's food waste?

    05.09.17

    Originally posted May 9, 2017   continue reading

  • Emma Thadani to be honored Thursday for her Community Schools work in Hispanic community

    05.09.17

    Originally posted May 9, 2017 Congratulations to McAuliffe Community Schools Coordinator Emma Thadani who has been selected as an honor for the Tomas Rivera Excellence in Education Awards by the Greater Tulsa Area Hispanic Affairs Commission. Thadani will be recognized at an award ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11, in the Aaronson Auditorium at the Tulsa City/Country Central Library downtown. Thadani has already received a Gracias Award (see video below) from the Coalition of Hispanic ... continue reading

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

    05.08.17

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

  • UYFA's First Registration day this Saturday

    05.01.17

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

  • McAuliffe first graders lead parent conferences

    05.01.17

    Originally posted May 1, 2017 McAuliffe first graders invited parents Friday for student-led conferences in which they talked to their parents about all of the things they have been for the past several weeks. First, the group met in the cafeteria in which Principal Rita Long reminded the families that she would be the new principal of Ellen Ochoa Elementary. Assisatant Principal Jennifer McKnight will be the new principal for McAuliffe Elementary School. "I will miss everyone here at ... continue reading

  • #UnionGrads: McAuliffe welcomes back seniors

    04.28.17

    Originally posted April 28, 2017   McAuliffe 5th graders & teacher Steve Martin put out the welcome wagon for #UnionGrads today. @UnionHSTulsa @Union2017 @UHSstudents_ pic.twitter.com/oI7DqpB8TC— Union Schools (@UnionSchools) April 28, 2017 continue reading

  • McAuliffe 1st grade conference, celebration April 28

    04.27.17

    Originally posted April 22, 2017 McAuliffe first grade families, please mark your calendars to attend your child’s student-led conference and celebration on Friday, April 28 at 8:40 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  The celebration will start in the cafeteria and will include a student-led conference, an opportunity to do a STEM activity, a Global Gardens presentation, and an informational meeting with the principal.  An invitation letter was sent home with your student. We hope to have every ... continue reading

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

    04.27.17

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

  • McAuliffe Gaming Club takes field trip to the mall

    04.27.17

    Originally posted April 28, 2017 Students in the McAuliffe Gaming Club, which meets twice a week after school, got to meet today in a whole new location: the Microsoft Store at Woodlands Hill Mall. Teacher Steve Martin and Instructional Coach Lisa Shotts took the students to the mall where Moriah Lamb, communityy development specialist for Microsoft, led the students in activities and showed them how to use laptops to draw and create - the kinds of things students might do as computer programmers. ... 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

  • Plohocky working with McAuliffe named an Oklahoma Significant Woman in Agriculture

    04.18.17

    Originally posted April 18, 2017 Katie Plohocky, whose pigs and chickens are eating McAuliffe's food waste, was just named as an Oklahoma Significant Woman in Agriculture! She is working on a pilot project at McAuliffe Elementary that helps create student leaders in the lunchroom and dinner for some local farm animals. Significant Women in Oklahoma Agriculture Significant Women in Oklahoma Agriculture is a collaborative program between the Oklahoma Department of ... continue reading

  • McAuliffe Compost Crew a hit

    04.14.17

    Originally posted April 14, 2017   McAuliffe Compost Crew pilot program a huge hit! https://t.co/hhRgBXtWxB — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) April 14, 2017 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

  • It's a Hip Hop Thank You to our Partners

    04.12.17

    Originally posted April 12, 2017   It's a Hip Hop thank you to our partners! https://t.co/ElL2pSpf6w #CommunitySchools #STEM #Partners @cityoftulsagov @EBSCO @BamaCompanies pic.twitter.com/QkEBPClcMf— Union Schools (@UnionSchools) April 12, 2017 continue reading

  • National Assistant Principals Week!

    04.11.17

    Originally posted April 11, 2017 It’s National Assistant Principals Week! Let your favorite Assiistant Principal know how much you appreciate them this week! National Assistant Principals Week is now in full swing. Schools, including administrators, teachers, and students, around the country are holding events and finding other ways to specially honor their assistant principals and recognize the good work that they do every day.  Use #APWeek17 on Twitter or use our ... continue reading

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

    04.11.17

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

  • 3rd annual PTA Chess tournament April 29

    04.10.17

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

  • School closed Friday, April 14

    04.10.17

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

  • 2017 UYFA Spirit Showing planned April 20

    04.10.17

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

  • Submit an event to our calendar

    04.08.17

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

  • Community Education classes for the summer!

    04.08.17

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

  • Fund raiser for Union Special Olympics April 21

    04.07.17

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

  • Fund raiser for Union Special Olympics April 21

    04.07.17

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

  • McAuliffe, Grove hosting Baby Book Club

    04.07.17

    Originally posted April 7, 2017 Union offers lots of clubs for students but this may be the cutest: Baby book Club. During this free program, parents and children come together for a fun story time and playtime. Snacks are also provided for kids.  On Thursday, parents and babies assembled at Grove and McAuliffe Elementary Schools for Baby book Club, Grove in the morning and McAuliffe in the afternoon. Photos on this page are from McAuliffe Elementary. Baby Book Club will meet at both ... continue reading

  • McAuliffe PTA meeting, election set April 11

    04.06.17

    Originally posted April 6, 2017 McAuliffe Elementary families are invited to our parent meeting and PTA elections at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 11. This will be a short but important meeting! During the meeting, we will hold elections for the 2017-2018 PTA Board. If you are interested in running, please be ready to share a little bit about yourself and why you would like to run for the position. Also, please remember that the deadline for picture money is next Thursday, April 13. Please make sure to ... continue reading

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

    04.06.17

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

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

    04.05.17

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

  • Go Green contest by Tulsa Regional STEM

    04.05.17

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

  • National School Librarian Appreciation Day!

    04.04.17

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

  • Free breakfast for testing April 10

    04.04.17

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

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

    04.02.17

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

  • McAuliffe to host Baby Book Club April 6

    03.31.17

    Originally posted March 31, 2017   McAuliffe Baby Book Club! See you Thursday, April 6 at 1:30! Nos vemos el proximo jueves a las 1:30! https://t.co/x6nZ7chWAE — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) March 30, 2017 continue reading

  • McAuliffe to host after-school showcase today

    03.30.17

    Originally posted March 30, 2017 After-school showcase today at McAuliffe Elementary, at 3:15 p.m. Enjoy the show! continue reading

  • Board Report - March 20

    03.24.17

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

  • Summer Camp & Activities Fair set April 1

    03.22.17

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

  • Parent forum on state budget crisis set March 30

    03.21.17

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

  • Fun new colors blooming at U-Wear

    03.21.17

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

  • McAuliffe reaps benefits of Alternative Spring Break

    03.15.17

    Originally posted March 16, 2017 College students shovel mulch at McAuliffe Elementary as part of “Alternative Spring Break,” a Teach for America program.   continue reading

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

    03.13.17

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

  • Fifth grade parents tour Union 6th Grade Center

    03.10.17

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

  • Spring Break March 13-17 - No School!

    03.10.17

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

  • Go Fish! - a McAuliffe musical

    03.08.17

    Originally posted March 8, 2017 Go Fish! That was the message - a musical one - put forth by second graders at  McAuliffe Elementary School Tuesday in a musical directed by music teacher Alisha Crafton. Students were grouped in different school of fish - schools of fish, get it? - as they performed, first for other students in the afternoon and then later that night for parents and families. Enjoy the images from the afternoon show.   continue reading

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

    03.06.17

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

  • Registration deadline is March 7 for Spring Break Camp

    03.06.17

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

  • Students urged to submit applications for Union STEM Expo

    03.01.17

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

  • Hidden No More Essay Contest for K-12 students

    03.01.17

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

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

    02.21.17

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

  • McAuliffe PTA Bingo Night Feb. 24

    02.17.17

    Originally posted February 17, 2017 McAuliffe Elementary will host its annual PTA Bingo Night at 5:30 p.m. Friday, February 24. We will have Bingo games with cash prizes, Loteria, door prizes, and more! If you would like to pre-order a pizza, please turn your money in to the office by Tuesday, February 21! -- Emma Thadani, Community School Coordinator, McAuliffe Elementary continue reading

  • McAuliffe needs High School student volunteers

    02.16.17

    Originally posted February 16, 2017   .@UHSstudents_ , McAuliffe BINGO Night volunteers needed 2/24. Sign up at https://t.co/agj6NlBDhj or e-mail volunteer-organizer@umepta.org! — Union Athletics (@Union_Athletics) February 16, 2017 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

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

    02.08.17

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

  • McAuliffe Teacher of the Year: Tiffany Robles

    02.07.17

    Originally posted February 7, 2017 Third grade teacher Tiffany Robles was named McAuliffe Teacher of the Year by her peers. “I decided to become a teacher my junior year of college,” Robles said. “I was volunteering as a mentor at a local elementary school. I loved the time I spent working with the kids there and seeing them learn new things. I wanted to find a career that was fulfilling and that I enjoyed doing everyday so I decided to pursue a degree in education.  I am so ... continue reading

  • Vote Martes 14 de Febrero/Tuesday, February 14

    02.07.17

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

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

    01.31.17

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

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

    01.23.17

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

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

    01.19.17

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

  • Save the date: Chess Tournament April 29

    01.19.17

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

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

    01.17.17

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

  • McAuliffe conference nights Jan. 17, Jan. 19

    01.12.17

    Originally posted January 11, 2017 McAuliffe conference nights are Tuesday, January 17, and Thursday, January 19, from 3 to 6 p.m.  These are meetings scheduled for families, and they provide an opportunity to meet with your child and teacher one-on-one to learn about academic progress and goals for the second semester.  We are very excited about this time to meet with 100 percent of our families and create a new academic plan for each child.  If you have not scheduled a time, a flyer ... continue reading

  • 2017 Bond Election: We Love you, Union

    01.10.17

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

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

    01.10.17

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

  • Spring Community Education classes offered

    01.08.17

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

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

    01.05.17

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

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

    12.28.16

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

  • 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

  • McAuliffe 5th Grade Choir rocks the holidays

    12.16.16

    Originally posted December 16, 2016   McAuliffe 5th Grade Choir rocks the holidays https://t.co/6SEryDaeLp — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) December 16, 2016 continue reading

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

    12.13.16

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

  • 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

  • Santa's Rockin' Christmas Eve

    12.06.16

    Originally posted December 6, 2016   Two. Thumbs. Up! This video and photos feature snippets and images from "Santa's Rockin' Christmas Eve" by McAuliffe Elementary School's fifth grade students under the direction of music teacher Alisha Crafton. This performance occurred in the afternoon on December 6, 2016. Students were to provide another performance for parents that night. Santa's Rockin' Christmas Eve by McAuliffe Elementary ... continue reading

  • Parents invited after school to McAuliffe

    11.30.16

    Originally posted November 30, 2016 McAuliffe Elementary School invited parents to spend part of the afternoon with their kids as they participated in some of the after-school Community Schools programs offered by Union, from the Run Club to drumming to painting to guitar playing. Enjoy the pictures! continue reading

  • McAuliffe Winter Fest at 5:30 p.m. today!

    11.29.16

    Originally posted December 1, 2016 McAuliffe families, remember to join us for Winter Fest from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today. We will have free activities for the whole family, concessions for purchase, and performances by our Hip Hop, Bucket Drumming, Guitar, and Choir students. Emma Thadani Community School Coordinator continue reading

  • McAuliffe after-school open house Tuesday, Nov. 29

    11.28.16

    Originally posted November 28, 2016 McAuliffe families: remember to stop by your child’s after-school program tomorrow, Tuesday, November 29, from 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. for our Open House. Come see what your child has been working on this semester! Emma Thadani Community School Coordinator McAuliffe Elementary continue reading

  • Emma Thadani: Exemplifying The Union Way

    11.28.16

    Originally posted November 29, 2016 Emma Thadani: Exemplifying The Union Way McAuliffe Community Schools Coordinator Emma Thadani received a Gracias Award from the Coalition of Hispanic Organizations. She was recognized with three others during the COHO’s annual awards luncheon Thursday at the Wyndham Hotel. Story Emma Thadani: Exemplifying The Union Way #UnionWay #WeLoveUnion #ProudofU https://t.co/59X7bopGYF — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) November 28, 2016 continue reading

  • Administrative changes announced; principal of new elementary named

    11.17.16

    Originally posted November 17, 2016 Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler has announced two administrative changes that will take effect this summer. Rita Long, who is principal at McAuliffe Elementary School, has been selected as the principal of Elementary No. 14, which will open next fall. Tracy Weese, who is principal of Briarglen Elementary School, will assume a new administrative role within the Teaching and Learning Department. Hartzler said, "Tracy Weese has been asked to join the ... continue reading

  • McAuliffe Elementary School newsletter updated

    11.15.16

    Originally posted November 15, 2016   McAuliffe Elementary School newsletter updated: https://t.co/nb8ptESxne — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) November 15, 2016 continue reading

  • Soccer fun brings Union elementary schools together

    11.14.16

    Originally posted November 14, 2016 Six Union Elementary Schools (Jefferson, Jarman, Rosa Parks, McAuliffe, Clark, and Boevers) and their school-sponsored soccer teams competed in a tournament on November 10 at 6 p.m. at the Union 8th Grade Soccer Complex. Enjoy these pics submitted by Community Schools coordinators from that event. All of these teams were created by a partnership with the Union High School Varsity Team and Coach (Michael Moritz) and various Community Partners that donated ... continue reading

  • Emma Thadani receives Gracias Award for work in Hispanic community

    11.11.16

    McAuliffe Community School Coordinator Emma Thadani is pictured in the middle with Principal Rita Long and Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler. Originally posted November 11, 2016 McAuliffe Community Schools Coordinator Emma Thadani received a Gracias Award from the Coalition of Hispanic Organizations. She was recognized with three others during the COHO’s annual awards luncheon Thursday at the Wyndham Hotel.  Thadani was recognized for making outstanding contributions to the ... continue reading

  • McAuliffe kids vote, learn about election process

    11.08.16

    Originally posted November 8, 2016 As America goes to the polls today so too do kindergarten students at McAuliffe Elementary School who cast ballots. Meanwhile, fourth grader in Steve Martin's class have been learning about the electoral college and the process by which America elects its president. continue reading

  • Community Schools brings elementary soccer teams together for tournaments Nov. 10 and Nov. 17

    11.07.16

    Originally posted November 7, 2016 Six Union Elementary Schools (Jefferson, Jarman, Rosa Parks, McAuliffe, Clark, and Boevers) have school-sponsored soccer teams that will compete in a tournament on November 10 and November 17 at 6 p.m. at the Union 8th Grade Soccer Complex. All of these teams were created by a partnership with the Union High School Varsity Team and Coach (Michael Moritz) and various Community Partners that donated through the Community Schools Initiative. Come out and support ... continue reading

  • Scenes seen from McAuliffe Elementary School

    11.07.16

    Originally posted November 7, 2016 Enjoy these images from last week at McAuliffe Elementary School, including images of a visit featuring Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler. 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

  • McAuliffe Challenger News!

    10.25.16

    Originally posted October 25, 2016   McAuliffe Elementary School Newsletter updated: https://t.co/3Wcmgf88rr — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) October 25, 2016 continue reading

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

    10.19.16

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

  • Registration open for intramural basketball

    10.18.16

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

  • Varsity Cheer hosting Parents Day Out Oct. 19

    10.16.16

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

  • McAuliffe Family Movie Night this Thursday

    10.10.16

    Originally posted October 10, 2016 The McAuliffe Family Movie Night will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 13. Concessions will be available. -- Julia Wright, PTA President continue reading

  • Fall For All Camp set Oct. 19-21

    10.06.16

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

  • Taste of Union returns for Homecoming Oct. 7

    10.06.16

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

  • Union to celebrate National Farm to School Month in October

    10.04.16

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

  • 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

  • McAuliffe student wins summer reading program

    09.23.16

    Originally posted September 23, 2016 Just wanted to share these pictures of precious Mi'Keela Leach-Meeks  showing off her $100 of books she chose from Amazon after winning the McAuliffe summer reading program contest! This is minus the Gabby Douglas biography that she gave away because "she had a lot of books and her friend didn't... and it was just one" Love!!! – Media Specialist Kirby Mackenzie continue reading

  • McAuliffe Kemes Festival set Friday, Sept. 23

    09.22.16

    Originally posted September 22, 2016 McAuliffe families are invited to our Festival Kermes tomorrow, Friday, September 23, from 5–8 p.m. If you are bringing a donation, please drop it off at 4:30 p.m.  Friends, families, and neighbors are welcome to help us raise money for our school! Emma Thadani Community School Coordinator McAuliffe Elementary School: 918-357-6561 continue reading

  • Clothing Closet seeking donations for September

    09.20.16

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

  • Practice your emergency plan

    09.18.16

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

  • Rainbow over McAuliffe

    09.16.16

    Originally posted September 16, 2016   Rainbow over McAuliffe Elementary Thursday night. #golighttheway Photo by Emma Thadani pic.twitter.com/00qj34Xwzl— Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 16, 2016 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

  • Tiny seeds help grow Community Schools

    09.01.16

    Originally posted September 1, 2016 It’s not even 9 a.m. and a thermometer outside Rosa Parks Elementary School already reads 89 degrees. Next to the parking lot shared by the school and an adjacent early childhood center, a chain link fence surrounds a host of colorful flower boxes, each containing a small garden for a class, an individual student or, in some cases, a family.  As the mercury rises, a student grabs a hose and starts watering the plants. Mixed in among the carrots, peas, ... continue reading

  • Fall Community Education classes offered

    08.31.16

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

  • Watch your speed; Union students appreciate it

    08.30.16

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

  • Community Education will keep you on your toes

    08.30.16

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

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

    08.26.16

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

  • Reminder: Late Start Friday!

    08.25.16

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

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

    08.23.16

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

  • Images from McAuliffe: 2nd day of school!

    08.23.16

    Originally posted August 23, 2016 Enjoy these images from the second day of school at McAuliffe Elementary! 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

  • McAuliffe book mobile keeps kids reading

    08.09.16

    Originally posted August 9, 2016 It's not the ice cream truck song that kids in southeast Tulsa keep their ears peeled for in the summer months. It's Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift blaring over the loudspeakers of the McAuliffe Elementary School Mobile Media Bookmobile. "We listen for the music," said Amayrany Munoz, a 12-year-old seventh-grader who had her younger siblings in tow at the Rockwood Village mobile home park one Tuesday. See story   continue reading

  • McAuliffe PTA & Union PTA Council president honored by state

    08.09.16

    Originally posted August 9, 2016 McAuliffe Elementary School’s PTA was named the State Unit of the Year by the Oklahoma Parent Teacher Association during its annual state conference in July. In addition, Leigh Roy, who served as Union’s PTA Council President for 2015-2016, was named PTA Volunteer of the Year! “This is an amazing honor as only one school is chosen to be highlighted at convention each year for their outstanding contribution to their community and to the ... continue reading

  • Native American meetings this Tuesday, Aug. 9

    08.05.16

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

  • Options to pay for lunch, breakfast available

    08.02.16

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

  • K-5: Register for intramural flag football

    08.02.16

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

  • Back to School Information 2016-2017

    08.01.16

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

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

    07.28.16

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

  • Ellen's bookmobile helps Union students read

    07.26.16

    Originally posted July 27, 2016 Bookmobile donated by Ellen DeGeneres keeps Union students reading during summer break. Story featured on the front page of the "Tulsa World." It’s not the ice cream truck song that kids in southeast Tulsa keep their ears peeled for in the summer months. It’s Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift blaring over the loudspeakers of the McAuliffe Elementary School Mobile Media Bookmobile. “We listen for the music,” said Amayrany Munoz, ... continue reading

  • Join us for Family Movie Night Thursday, June 30

    06.30.16

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

  • Union Schools will be closed Monday, July 4

    06.30.16

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

  • Enrollment for Extended Day Program to open July 5

    06.29.16

    Originally posted June 27, 2016 Enrollment in the Extended Day Program for the 2016-2017 school year will open Tuesday, July 5.  Enroll at the Education Service Center, 8506 E. 61st Street. Program Hours  7 a.m. until school starts and after school until 6 p.m. at all schools. The Union Extended Day Program (EDP) was created to provide safe, alternative educational child care, enhancing the child’s extended day for students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through seventh grade. ... continue reading

  • 6th Grade Orientation set July 20

    06.22.16

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

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

    06.16.16

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

  • McAuliffe Library Receives 2016 Best of Broken Arrow Award

    06.13.16

    Originally posted May 25, 2016 McAuliffe Elementary Library Receives 2016 Best of Broken Arrow Award Broken Arrow Award Program Honors the Achievement McAuliffe Elementary Library has been selected for the 2016 Best of Broken Arrow Award in the Libraries category by the Broken Arrow Award Program. Each year, the Broken Arrow Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies ... continue reading

  • McAuliffe Mobile Media to stop by Tuesday

    06.13.16

    Originally posted June 13, 2016 The McAuliffe Mobile Media Van will be in your neighborhood Tuesday. The first stop will be at Southbook at 9:30 am and end at Rockwood Village west at noon. Please remember to bring your current summer reading books to exchange at the van. Popsicles will be provided, and we are excited to read your postcards that you are dropping off at the McAuliffe Mailboxes. Also don’t forget tomorrow begins our first Super Tuesday at McAuliffe. Lunch will be served from ... continue reading

  • View our update to Union's Strategic Plan

    06.02.16

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

  • Union to provide free summer meals again

    06.02.16

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

  • View our update to Union's Strategic Plan

    05.31.16

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

  • Message from the Superintendent

    05.23.16

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

  • Basketball camp for Grades 1-9

    05.22.16

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

  • 5th Grade Science Invasion continues

    05.19.16

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

  • Last day of school! Have a great summer!

    05.19.16

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

  • 5th Grade Science Invasion under way at High School

    05.17.16

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

  • 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

  • Kirby Mackenzie back on 'Ellen' today

    05.16.16

    Originally posted May 16, 2016 The surprises keep rolling in for Kirby Mackenzie.  Last week, Ellen DeGeneres surprised the McAuliffe Elementary librarian with another $25,000 check for the school, and she told Kirby she would be getting a home makeover by HGTV’s cousins Anthony and John from Cousins Undercover and Sherwin-Williams. Kirby and her husband just became foster parents of two of her students. Today, Kirby gets to see the makeover for the first time ... continue reading

  • Astronaut Paul Lockhart visits McAuliffe for Flight Night Space Week

    05.11.16

    McAuliffe first grader Christa Meeks, who shares the same first name as Christa McAuliffe, the teacher astronaut for whom her school is named, also got to meet Lockhart. The meeting coincides with the 30-year anniversary of the Challenge explosion. Originally posted May 11, 2016 Former NASA astronaut and shuttle pilot Paul Lockhart shared his enthusiasm about careers in space exploration with McAuliffe Elementary School students this morning, as part of Flight Night Space Week, May 9 ... continue reading

  • Ellen DeGeneres gifts McAuliffe teacher, Kirby Mackenzie, and her school with more surprises

    05.10.16

    Originally posted May 10, 2016 Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres surprised McAuliffe media specialist Kirby Mackenzie with another $25,000 check for the school, as well as a home remodel since Kirby and her husband are fostering two of her students. In case you missed the story, see the video here   Kirby Mackenzie of McAuliffe gets $25,000 surprise check from @TheEllenShow https://t.co/TKp3mCtc7H — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) May 10, 2016 continue reading

  • Another big surprise from Ellen for McAuliffe librarian

    05.07.16

    Originally posted May 9, 2016 Watch The Ellen DeGeneres Show today see the surprise. Another big surprise for @UnionSchools librarian today from @TheEllenShow https://t.co/j2iBPnbetr #2WorksforYou pic.twitter.com/o85FggXWBq — 2 Works for You (@KJRH2HD) May 9, 2016 continue reading

  • McAuliffe 5th grader to serve as “Commissioner” for Tulsa meeting

    05.06.16

    Originally posted May 5, 2016 Angelyca Martinez, a fifth grader at McAuliffe Elementary School, 6515 S. Garnett, has been selected to serve as a Commissioner for the special 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, meeting of the Commission of Hispanic Affairs of Greater Tulsa at City Hall in Tulsa. She is the daughter of Esmeralda Gallegos of Tulsa. In this special meeting, she, along with mayoral appointed commissioners and leaders of the Hispanic community, will recognize Hispanic senior graduates of Tulsa ... 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

  • FREE concert tonight! Be There! Percussion Rules!

    05.03.16

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

  • Youth football, spirit registration information

    05.03.16

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

  • McAuliffe Summer Slam set May 10

    05.03.16

    Originally posted May 3, 2016 McAuliffe families are invited to join us next Tuesday, May 10, from 4:45 to 6:30 p.m. for Summer Slam! Students will receive their 10 summer reading books and learn about Mobile Media, our summer reading program. We will have a complimentary dinner for all students and immediate family. Buses will be available starting at 4:20 p.m. if you need transportation.  Please plan to arrive by 4:45 p.m. – you must attend a presentation in order to receive your ... continue reading

  • Union TOPs presents 'Rumors' May 2-7

    05.02.16

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

  • 5th graders prepare for tonight's show

    05.02.16

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

  • Who is your favorite teacher?

    05.02.16

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

  • McAuliffe to 'Love Your World' this Saturday

    04.28.16

    Originally posted April 25, 2016 McAuliffe Elementary School will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 30, with a FREE “Love Your World” celebration from noon to 2 p.m.  Students have been researching countries and cultures and can’t wait to share what they have learned. There will be snacks and activities. Emma Thadani, Community Schools coordinator continue reading

  • Elementary schools invite seniors to reunions

    04.26.16

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

  • Summer Community Education classes offered

    04.25.16

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

  • Union activities, events tonight cancelled due to weather

    04.25.16

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

  • State PTA Reflections winners announced

    04.23.16

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

  • Last day of school is Friday, May 20

    04.22.16

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

  • Visual arts display for YouthArts! open at the UMAC

    04.20.16

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

  • YouthArts! brings visual delights to the UMAC

    04.19.16

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

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

    04.18.16

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

  • McAuliffe senior reunion set May 3

    04.15.16

    Originally posted April 15, 22016 Former students of McAuliffe Elementary are invited to attend our annual Senior Reception on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2015 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.. We look forward to seeing each of you and hearing about what the future holds for you all! Se invita a los alumnos anteriores de McAuliffe a asistir a nuestra recepción anual para los estudiantes de ultimo ano el martes, 3 de mayo 2015, a las 4:00 - 5:00 pm. Esperamos a ver todos y aprendemos sobre sus ... continue reading

  • Union hosts summer camp expo for families

    04.14.16

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

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

    04.14.16

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

  • Enrollment under way for Union summer camp

    04.11.16

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

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

    04.11.16

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

  • Thank you, partners

    04.10.16

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

  • Union students winners at State PTA Reflections contest

    04.08.16

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

  • Tutoring directory available for parents

    04.06.16

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

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

    04.06.16

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

  • 5th Grade YouthArts! Concert set May 2

    04.06.16

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

  • Clothing drive under way; new socks, underwear needed

    04.04.16

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

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

    03.29.16

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

  • Union offers summer basketball camps Grades 1-9

    03.25.16

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

  • Science & math camps coming this summer!

    03.24.16

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

  • Smiley O Riley visits McAuliffe EDP program

    03.24.16

    Originally posted March 24, 2016 McAuliffe students in the Extended Day Program received a treat this week after school when they were visited by Smiley O Riley, a special clown who talked to students about good dental health. The animated clown jumped, shared bad puns and and even juggled, while demonstrating the importance of eating right and brushing your teeth. continue reading

  • McAuliffe student-led conferences March 29 & 31

    03.22.16

    Originally posted March 22, 2016 McAuliffe spring student-led learning conference times will be available Tuesday, March 29, from 3-4:30 p.m. & Thursday, March 31, from 4:30-6:00 p.m.  Please contact your teacher for a scheduled day and time.  This is a time for us to share our academic growth and progress toward our individual Wildly Important Goals.  We are excited for this opportunity, and our goal is for 100% of our families to participate.  Rita Long, Principal continue reading

  • McAuliffe hosts Leadership Day

    03.14.16

    Originally posted March 14, 2016 McAuliffe Elementary students invited area educators and community members to their school March 10 as they gave a presentation for Leadership Day and talked about the The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® by author Stephen Covey. Among those attending were Associate Superintendent Dr. Kathy Dodd, Board members Patrick Coyle and Stacey Roemerman, Sandi Calvin, executive director of elementary education, several Union elementary principals, community ... continue reading

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

    03.14.16

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

  • McAuliffe hosts a showcase of talent for parents

    03.14.16

    Originally posted March 14, 2016 Several times throughout the school year, McAuliffe invites parents to a Community School Showcase, showing parents some of the things they have been working on after school from creating music to art to making videos or plays. Earlier in the day, students lead a program for Leadership Day and wanted to offer the same program as a showcase for parents who were unable to attend in the morning. continue reading

  • McAuliffe students love the new playground equipment

    03.14.16

    Originally posted March 14, 2016 McAuliffe pre-kindergarten students enjoy some of the playground equipment added to their school this year, thanks to voter support in past bond elections. A section of of the playground just north of the new equipment will open up later this spring as the new fescue and grass takes root. Students use this area to run around in or play games like baseball and kickball. continue reading

  • Teachers are the lifeblood of Oklahoma

    03.10.16

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

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

    03.07.16

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

  • McAuliffe 2nd Grade Spring Musical

    03.04.16

    Originally posted March 4, 2016 McAuliffe second graders sang for their school mates ans families Thursday for the annual 2nd Grade Spring Musical, under the direction of teacher Alisha Crafton. The students performed in the afternoon and then again Thursday night. Photos here are from the afternoon. 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

  • High School brings 'Cat in the Hat' to elementary school

    03.01.16

    Originally posted March 1, 2016 In celebration of Read Across America Week, high school students in the College and Career Crew are visiting elementary schools this week to perform in a "Cat in the Hat" inspired skit to encourage the love of reading. The students made their first stop at Moore Elementary School this morning (see photos below) and planned visits to Grove, McAuliffe, Darnaby and Andersen. 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

  • McAuliffe Teacher of the Year: Nichole Weeks

    02.25.16

    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 25, 2016 McAuliffe Elementary Nichole Weeks, Art Bachelor of arts in studio art, with a minor in art history, Oklahoma State University Certified in elementary art Plans to obtain master’s degree in art education Art teacher Nichole Weeks has been named the Teacher of the Year of McAuliffe ... continue reading

  • McAuliffe, Clark, Briarglen students perform with TSO in concert

    02.24.16

    Originally posted February 24, 2016 As the culmination of a year-long pilot program with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, Union third graders from Briarglen, Clark and McAuliffe Elementary Schools joined Tulsa Public Elementary School students for a concert  Tuesday at the Lorton Performing Arts Center at the University of Tulsa. At the concert, all of the students sang and danced during special cues. Clark students brought recorders and played along with the musicians from their seats in ... continue reading

  • New stuff at the U-Wear Spirit Store

    02.23.16

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

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

    02.22.16

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

  • McAuliffe PTA Bingo Night set Friday, Feb. 26

    02.18.16

    Originally posted February 19, 2016 McAuliffe’s annual PTA Bingo Night starts at 6 p.m. Friday, February 26. We will have Bingo games with cash prizes, Loteria, door prizes, and more. If you would like to pre-order a pizza for $10, please turn your money in to the office by Tuesday. -- PTA President Julia Wright 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

  • Union third graders to join TSO in concert Feb. 23

    02.15.16

    Originally posted February 15, 2016 Union third graders to perform in concert with  Tulsa Symphony Orchestra Feb. 23 as part of year-long pilot program As the culmination of a year-long pilot program with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, Union third graders from Briarglen, Clark and McAuliffe Elementary Schools will join Tulsa Public Elementary School students for a concert at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 23, at the Lorton Performing Arts Center at the University of Tulsa. In collaboration with ... continue reading

  • Board Report - February 8

    02.11.16

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

  • Enroll now for spring break camp

    02.11.16

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

  • PTA to host trading card tournament Feb. 13

    02.08.16

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

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

    02.08.16

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

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

    02.08.16

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

  • Two propositions on the Tuesday, Feb. 9 ballot

    02.05.16

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

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

    02.04.16

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

  • Walk-in absentee balloting today, Friday

    02.04.16

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

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

    02.03.16

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

  • Thank you to all of our school counselors

    02.03.16

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

  • Watch Union redefine the high school music

    02.02.16

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

  • Young People's Creative Writing Contest

    01.30.16

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

  • Free Diabetes Empowerment classes at McAuliffe

    01.29.16

    Originally posted January 30, 2016 McAuliffe Elementary is offering free Diabetes Empowerment classes on Wednesdays from 1 – 2:30 p.m. Classes start this Wednesday, February 3rd. Please call Emma Thadani at 918-357-6561 to sign up! McAuliffe is also offering free English classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 – 2:30 p.m. You do not need to register in advance; you can sign up during the first class. Please contact Emma Thadani at 918-357-6561 with any questions. 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

  • In remembrance of the Challenger crew

    01.28.16

    Originally posted January 28, 2016   Union/McAuliffe join NASA in remembrance of the 30th anniversary of the Challenge Explosion https://t.co/JAlaDhhrN3 pic.twitter.com/JAs8mMxNX0 — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) January 28, 2016 continue reading

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

    01.26.16

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

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

    01.25.16

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

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

    01.19.16

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

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

    01.19.16

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

  • Text Community1 to 22333; help Union win

    01.19.16

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

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

    01.18.16

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

  • Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    01.18.16

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

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

    01.15.16

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

  • Have you purchased tickets for 'Mary Poppins'?

    01.15.16

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

  • Free Community Education fair today at the UMAC

    01.14.16

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

  • Forge Ahead: Invest in Union's children

    01.13.16

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

  • Fifth graders encouraged to enroll in sixth grade music classes

    01.13.16

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

  • Forging Ahead: Vote Tuesday, Feb. 9

    01.08.16

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

  • Enroll for spring Community Education classes

    01.07.16

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

  • Intramural basketball schedules posted

    01.07.16

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

  • Clothing Closet seeking donations for January

    01.06.16

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

  • Happy New Year!

    01.04.16

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

  • Ice route/school closing information

    12.28.15

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

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

    12.18.15

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

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

    12.16.15

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

  • Please donate gently-used clothes for teenagers

    12.16.15

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

  • Bring canned food to basketball season opening Tuesday

    12.07.15

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

  • McAuliffe Winterfest set Thursday, Dec. 10

    12.05.15

    Originally posted December 4, 2015 McAuliffe Winterfest will run 5-7 p.m. Thursday, December 10. We will have food, crafts and entertainment for the whole family! Pizzas can be ordered ahead of time to eat that night. An order form will be coming home this week. The cost is $10 for a large pizza if you would like to order one. It will be a family night of fun! 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

  • Faces: Cute pics from McAuliffe EDP

    11.21.15

    Originally posted November 21, 2015 Just some of the cute faces having snacks during the Extended Day Program after school at McAuliffe Elementary School.  continue reading

  • McAuliffe families come together for Baby Book Club

    11.20.15

    Originally posted November 20, 2015 Families had a great time Thursday at McAuliffe Elementary for the monthly meeting of the Baby Book Club, another great example of Community Schools in action. Enjoy the pics! "Families with children 4 years old and younger are invited to participate in Baby Book Club each month at McAuliffe," explained Emma Thadani, Community School Coordinator.  "Teachers Cory Allen and Heather Andrew discuss the importance of reading and ... continue reading

  • Happy Thanksgiving; School closed Nov. 25-27

    11.19.15

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

  • Seating area for Union/Jenks game this Friday

    11.18.15

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

  • Busy day at McAuliffe planned Thursday; come join!

    11.17.15

    Originally posted November 17, 2015 McAuliffe Baby Book Club is at 2:40 p.m. Thursday. At 3:15, come watch our after-school students perform during their After-School Showcase. Finally, at 4:00 p.m., join us for resources and dinner during our PTA Family Cooking Night. Please call 918-357-6561 with any questions. --Emma Thadani, Community School Coordinator continue reading

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

    11.17.15

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

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

    11.16.15

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

  • Board Report - November 9

    11.16.15

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

  • The World in Your Hands Art Contest

    11.14.15

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

  • McAuliffe students to cook for parents Nov. 19

    11.12.15

    Originally posted November 12, 2015 McAuliffe students, who enjoy food and cooking, will test their culinary skills on parents during a PTA meeting at their school on November 19. The event will run from 4 to 6 p.m. “There is a group of students that are in a cooking class at McAuliffe that is being taught by Blair Baker, the cafeteria manager,’ explained Callie Fowler, District executive chef for Union Public Schools. “They will be cooking dinner for the PTA. It is going to be a ... continue reading

  • McAuliffe teacher, Kirby Mackenzie, to appear on Ellen again today

    11.12.15

    Originally posted November 12, 2015   McAuliffe media specialist Kirby Mackenzie to appear on @TheEllenShow which airs locally at 4 pm today @KJRH2HD pic.twitter.com/HROK2CplCB — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) November 12, 2015   continue reading

  • McAuliffe teacher, Kirby Mackenzie, to appear on Ellen again today

    11.12.15

    Originally posted November 12, 2015 McAuliffe media specialist Kirby Mackenzie will appear for a third time on The Ellen Show today, which airs at 4 p.m. on Channel 2 on Cox Cable here. Here is a clip of the show: http://www.ellentv.com/videos/0_k1cyhl2g.  Ellen superfance Mackenzie was featured on the program twice in 2013, in which her school received a bookmobile and books and media, and again in which she agreed to be married during a follow-up show. Kirby was invited back ... continue reading

  • Band performs at McAuliffe

    11.09.15

    Originally posted November 9, 2015   An impromptu performance during 8th grade parade rehearsal for the wonderful students of McAuliffe Elementary! pic.twitter.com/KEdUXwrkIj — Union Bands (@UnionBands) 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

  • Clothing Closet needs donation of new underwear, socks

    11.02.15

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

  • Enroll in Bricks for Kidz now

    11.01.15

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

  • 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

  • McAuliffe gets into character and reads

    10.29.15

    Originally posted October 29, 2015 McAuliffe teacher and students celebrated today in character, reading books dressed as some of their favorite fictional characters. Enjoy the photos! continue reading

  • McAuliffe Mobile Media visit to feature costumed volunteers

    10.26.15

    Originally posted October 26, 2015 The McAuliffe Mobile Media is going out again for a “books and treats” community night on October 27.   Not only does McAuliffe visit our school communities each week during the summer but we go out once a month to deliver books and visit with our families.   Last month, McAuliffe had more than 140 students visit Mobile Media bringing their entire families.   It was an amazing night. This month is a little different ... 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

  • '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

  • Union helps 'Turn Tulsa Pink'

    10.21.15

    Originally posted October 21, 2015 Union High School orchestra teacher Paula Surface and Alexa Hernandez, 15, daughter of Luz Ramirez, an ELL Language Arts aide at McAuliffe Elementary School, performed this piece at the Turn Tulsa Pink event at the Promenade Mall on Saturday, October 10.  “Ms. Surface dedicated many hours of her time to practicing this piece and giving this special moment to my daughter, and I just want everyone to know how great it was!,” Ramirez said. “I ... continue reading

  • Clothing Closet seeks winter clothes

    10.20.15

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

  • Be a digital citizen

    10.19.15

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

  • Foundation to host online auction Nov. 4-16

    10.19.15

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

  • McAuliffe in action

    10.14.15

    Originally posted October 14, 2015 Two schools came together to help first graders learn about reading in after-school academic program at McAuliffe Elementary School as eighth graders from Holland Hall read with students. McAuliffe teacher Taya Oelze showed eighth graders how to be reading coaches and gave them strategies on how to read with first graders, Principal Rita Long explained. Oelze pulled different groups to work with them while the eighth graders read with the first graders. She said ... continue reading

  • Fall Break: No school Oct. 15-16

    10.12.15

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

  • Ubotics Garage sale Saturday, Oct. 10

    10.08.15

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

  • No after-school programs at McAuliffe week of Fall Break

    10.08.15

    Originally posted October 8, 2015   No McAuliffe after-school programs on Monday or Tuesday due to Fall Break! Programs continue after the break. — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) October 8, 2015 continue reading

  • Whiteout for Homecoming Game

    10.07.15

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

  • Homecoming tickets on sale this week

    10.07.15

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

  • Foundation to host online auction Nov. 4-16

    10.07.15

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

  • McAuliffe families learn about 'conscious discipline'

    10.07.15

    Originally posted October 7, 2015 A few McAuliffe families participated in their PTA’s Conscious Discipline family workshop on Tuesday afternoon. “A ‘Conscious Discipline’ expert shared strategies to help families and children learn to manage their emotions and behavior. The activity is part of McAuliffe's Community Schools mission.   continue reading

  • Sixth grader provides McAuliffe runners encouragement

    10.07.15

    Originally posted October 7, 2015 Third, fourth and fifth graders at McAuliffe are getting encouragement from a former student, sixth grader Makenzie Farmer, as they take up the sport of long-distance running. “We started our after school enrichment last week, and one of our many opportunities for students is a 3-5 grade run club coached by media specialist Kirby Mackenzie,” Principal Rita Long said. “We had a former student, Makenzie Farmer, that is now at the 6th Grade Center ... continue reading

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

    10.06.15

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

  • McAuliffe newsletter updated

    10.05.15

    Originally posted October 5, 2015 The Challenger McAuliffe Newsletter has been updated: http://goo.gl/yQkKpU continue reading

  • Conscious Discipline family workshop at McAuliffe Tuesday

    10.05.15

    Originally posted October 5, 2015 McAuliffe families are invited to PTA’s Conscious Discipline family workshop on Tuesday, October 6, from 3 to 4:15 p.m. at the school. “A ‘Conscious Discipline’ expert will be teaching strategies to help families and children learn to manage their emotions and behavior,” explained Emma Thadani, Community Schools coordinator.   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

  • McAuliffe students learn about mulching

    10.02.15

    Originally posted October 13, 2015 McAuliffe students in the Global Gardens program learn about the importance of mulching.   McAuliffe students learn about mulch in Global Gardens program. http://t.co/1fgLPp6Lja — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) October 1, 2015   continue reading

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

    10.02.15

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

  • Get elementary kids excited about college

    10.01.15

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

  • Thank you, Clothing Closet volunteers!

    09.30.15

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

  • Clothing Closet seeks winter clothes

    09.30.15

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

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

    09.29.15

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

  • Communicator OnLine posted

    09.28.15

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

  • College tips on staying in college

    09.25.15

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

  • Amazing Day at the STEM Exploratorium

    09.24.15

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

  • The future of STEM is here

    09.24.15

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

  • Mad Science classes offered after school

    09.22.15

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

  • Fall Round-Up Camp set Oct. 14-16

    09.17.15

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

  • Photos from the Backyard Bowl 2

    09.15.15

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

  • Photos from the Backyard Bowl 3

    09.15.15

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

  • McAuliffe to offer after-school programs

    09.15.15

    Originally posted September 15, 2015 Tutoring and after-school enrichment start September 21 at McAuliffe Elementary. as part of its Community Schools program. Tutoring will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays. Most enrichment programs take place on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays.  Your child will receive a confirmation letter Friday if he or she is in an after-school enrichment program, so please make sure to check his or her folder. Students who applied but were not accepted have been placed on ... 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

  • Small fire at 9th contained without incident

    09.15.15

    Originally posted September 16, 2015 Small, short-lived fire at Union 9th; just drills at 8th & McAuliffe You may have seen students lined up outside at three different  Union school buildings today.  A small fire in an upstairs bathroom at the Union 9th Grade Center prompted a brief evacuation this morning while firefighters checked to see that it was completely extinguished.  An alarm sounded at 8:39 a.m., and the procedures routinely practiced in drills were implemented ... 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

  • McAuliffe parents sign up for goal setting meetings

    09.08.15

    Originally posted September 8, 2015 McAuliffe parents, if you have not already signed up for a goal setting meeting with your student’s teacher, please contact your teacher.  Goal setting meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, September 15, and Thursday, September 17, from 3:00-6:00 p.m.  These are scheduled meetings for families and provide an opportunity to meet with your child and the teacher one-on-one to learn about academic progress and goals for the year.  We are excited about ... continue reading

  • Union offers Starbase STEM program for 2nd year

    09.08.15

    Originally posted September 8, 2015 Native American students from Union make rockets and perform other experiments as part of the Starbase Project on Friday, September 4. See related story/photos. For the second year in a row, Native American students from across the district in fifth and fourth grades  are part of a six-week STEM program called Starbase offered by The Department of Defense. The class is at the Tulsa Air National Guard, 9100 East 46th St North. Native ... continue reading

  • Rockets away!

    09.08.15

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

  • From our partner: the YMCA

    09.08.15

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

  • Food handlers’ class set Sept. 11

    09.07.15

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

  • Backyard Bowl ticket information

    09.04.15

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

  • School closed Monday, Sept 7

    09.04.15

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

  • Video: United for One Goal

    09.03.15

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

  • Union United Choir rocks the PAC

    09.03.15

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

  • Union adds STEM opportunities

    09.02.15

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

  • Great start at McAuliffe Elementary

    09.02.15

    Originally posted September 2, 2015 McAuliffe families, it has been a great start to the school year & we are thankful to spend each day with your student.  Monday through Thursday you are welcome to drop off your child beginning at 7:25.  Students are dismissed to the classrooms at 7:35 where they can have breakfast, read a favorite book, or begin planning for the day.   Our first bell rings at 7:45 and our goal is for students to be in their classrooms by 7:50.  Every ... 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

  • McAuliffe offering English classes

    08.30.15

    Originally posted August 31, 2015 McAuliffe Elementary is offering free English classes beginning Tuesday, September 1! Classes will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Childcare is available for children one and up. You do not need to register in advance; you can sign up during the first class. Please contact Union Adult Learning Center at 918-357-7040 or Emma Thadani at 918-357-6561 for more information. 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

  • Reminder: Late Start Fridays are back

    08.27.15

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

  • Free English classes for Clark, McAuliffe families

    08.26.15

    Originally posted August 26, 2015 Free English classes will be available for families at Clark Elementary and McAuliffe Elementary.  Classes at Clark Elementary will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00-2:30 p.m., and classes at McAuliffe will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-2:30 p.m.  Free childcare is available for children 1 and up.  Please contact Union Adult Learning Center at 918-357-7040 for more information.  Classes start on August 31.    ... continue reading

  • Community Ed classes for children & adults

    08.25.15

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

  • Cheer with Varsity clinic set Aug. 26

    08.24.15

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

  • Highsteppers Girls Fun Night Sept. 19

    08.23.15

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

  • Board Report - August 10

    08.21.15

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

  • Union kicks off school 'United for One Goal'

    08.20.15

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

  • Welcome back to school!

    08.20.15

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

  • Remember: school starts later on Fridays

    08.20.15

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

  • Union kicks off a new school year

    08.20.15

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

  • 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

  • McAuliffe book program firing on all cylinders

    08.17.15

    Originally posted August 18, 2015 It’s been over a year since Ellen DeGeneres surprised McAuliffe Elementary with a brand new bookmobile. Now, as the new vehicle ends its second summer in operation, the school’s summer book program is firing on all cylinders. Back in 2014, Kirby Mackenzie, the Union school’s library media specialist, contacted the “Ellen” TV show about the school’s program to brings books to students in their neighborhoods. The talk show host ... continue reading

  • The Force is strong at Union

    08.14.15

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

  • Meet the Teacher 4-6 p.m. today

    08.14.15

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

  • Meet the Teacher set Tuesday, August 18

    08.13.15

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

  • 2015-2016 Back-to-School Information

    08.13.15

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

  • Elementary Back-to-School Nights set

    08.13.15

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

  • Union now offers online payment for meals

    08.13.15

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

  • Union helps Pre-K students prep for school

    08.13.15

    Originally posted August 13, 2015 In an effort to reduce the anxiety of those first days of school, McAuliffe, Clark, and Boevers elementary schools hosted readiness camps for incoming pre-kindergarten students. Pictures on this page are from Clark. The Tulsa World also ran a story, featuring students from McAuliffe. “This is an opportunity for students to meet their teachers, their classmates, and learn about the upcoming school year,” said Kulsum Siddiqui, community school ... 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

  • Transition camp helps PreK kids ease into school

    08.06.15

    Originally posted August 7, 2015 School doesn’t start for two more weeks in the Union district, but about a dozen pre-kindergarten students and their parents were at McAuliffe Elementary on Thursday morning.   The kids, all age 4 or about to turn 4, were taking part in a “transition” camp hosted by Union Public Schools to help reduce the anxiety that young children sometimes feel on the first days of school. See Tulsa World story   continue reading

  • Union schools to offer PreK readiness camps

    08.04.15

    Originally posted July 9, 2015 In an effort to reduce the anxiety of those first days of school, McAuliffe, Clark, and Boevers elementary schools are offering a readiness camp for incoming pre-kindergarten students. “This is an opportunity for students to meet their teachers, their classmates, and learn about the upcoming school year,” said Kulsum Siddiqui, community school coordinator for Clark. “The children will learn routines, rules, and other expectations. This camp will help ... 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

  • McAuliffe kids deliver veggies to neighborhood

    07.30.15

    Originally posted July 30, 2015 McAuliffe students are learning great stuff about vegetables thanks to a summer program through Global Gardens. “The Global Gardens summer program students have been really excited about a project they've started to hand out free vegetables called the Veggie Van!,” said Community Outreach Director Ayschia Kuykendall “Students have teamed up with McAuliffe media specialist Kirby Mackenzie and the Bookmobile and are driving along with their ... continue reading

  • Register for K-5 intramural football

    07.29.15

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

  • McAuliffe hosts Super Kids Day

    06.01.15

    Originally posted June 1, 2015 McAuliffe Elementary School hosted Super Kids Day today, with a variety of games and activities outside. Enjoy the pictures! continue reading

  • McAuliffe 5th graders to enjoy symphony

    05.08.15

    Originally posted May 8, 2015 McAuliffe fifth graders will attend a symphony performance on Saturday, May 9. Students will meet at McAuliffe at 4:30 p.m., eat dinner at Chimi’s Mexican Restaurant, and then enjoy the orchestra concert. Please call 918-357-6561 if you have any questions. -Emma Thadani, Community School Coordinator at McAuliffe Elementary   continue reading

  • McAuliffe to bring 'Famous Oklahomans

    04.29.15

    Originally posted April 29, 2015 McAuliffe third grade students will be bringing 'Famous Oklahomans' to life! Students will be portraying their character at our Living History Museum on Wednesday, May 6, from 10:00-11:00 am. Our students have been working very hard on this project and we encourage anyone who is able to attend. continue reading

  • McAuliffe senior reunion set May 19

    04.28.15

    Originally posted April 28, 2015 McAuliffe will host a graduation celebration for current seniors that attended McAuliffe Elementary. The celebration is scheduled for Tuesday, May 19, from 4-5 pm in the McAuliffe Media Center.  continue reading

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