The Board of Education on first reading Monday, November 10, considered various board policy revisions, which may be viewed at the link. The Board will consider final approval at its next meeting, Monday, December 8. ... read full story
Leaders of a new initiative to reform education across the Tulsa area issued a call on Oct. 21 for schools and the community entities that support them to have the courage to do things differently. Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler says Tulsa-area superintendents already collaborate more than is typical for an urban area and that contrary to political rhetoric, public school leaders embrace the use of data to drive decision-making. ... read full story
Message from Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler: Oklahoma’s State Board of Education has released school grades for all of Oklahoma schools. As you may recall from last year, the validity and reliability of these school grades are of great concern to us all. Let me assure you, Union Public Schools embraces accountability as we have set a very high bar in seeking to graduate 100 percent of our students.... read full story
2nd Grade students and families are invited to a Pot-Luck Dinner on 11/24 to celebrate diverse cultures and togetherness. Each family is asked to bring a traditional dish for their culture.
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Union Public Schools’ superintendent returned from a trip to the White House this week that included a visit with the president about digital learning. Kirt Hartzler was among 100 superintendents from across the country invited by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in the first National Connected Superintendents Summit. ... continue reading »
Happy Thanksgiving. There will be no school Wednesday-Friday, November 26-28, for the Thanksgiving Break. All offices will also be closed. ... continue reading »
Some schools have notable football fields. Others have remarkable gymnasiums. Union Public Schools has both - and more, according to MaxPreps. ... continue reading »
The Board of Education on first reading Monday, November 10, considered various board policy revisions, which may be viewed inside. The Board will consider final approval at its next meeting, Monday, December 8. ... continue reading »
Union High School placed 11th at Music for All's 2014 Bands of America Grand National Championships, presented by Yamaha. The nation's premier championship for high school marching bands. Enjoy this video about the Renegade Regiment, under the direction of Charles Pisarra and his crew, as he explains the program. ... continue reading »
Families enjoyed a great time during the recent Native American Family Night as families also paid tribute to veterans. Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler and Senior Executive Director of Federal Programs Jackie White also spoke to the families about Union's commitment to their families and to Native Americans. ... continue reading »
Last Friday, November 14, teams from Tulsa’s SemGroup® Corporation (NYSE: SEMG) and local State Farm Insurance taught nearly 450 students in 20 classrooms lessons in real-life business. In addition, at the start of the day, State Farm present a grant check for $18,000 to Junior Achievement of Oklahoma. SemGroup also presented a check for $3,500 to Briarglen and another check for $4,500 to Junior Achievement. ... continue reading »
Enjoy these images from Jarman Elementary School as kindergarten students learn about The First Thanksgiving. ... continue reading »
John Brooks, father of Union 6th/7th Grade Amherst student Jorin Brooks, came to make a presentation to Sarah Sousa's science classes Friday, November 21. He brought with him one of the prosthetic tails for the dolphin that is portrayed in the movie Dolphin’s Tale. ... continue reading »
The fifth grade at Andersen Elementary celebrated the completion of their fiction writing pieces with a gallery walk. ... continue reading »
Marine Eli Sylvester, Union (Jarman) graduate, is now doing his internship at Jefferson Elementary. Eli is a student at Oral Roberts University. He is standing with Barbara Smith, enrichment specialist at Jefferson, also a former teacher from Jarman. ... continue reading »
Andersen recognizes Student of the Month! Each teacher from Pre-K - 5th chooses one boy and one girl for Student of the Month. It’s a hard decision with so many outstanding students. Congratulations October Students of the Month! Names inside ... continue reading »
Union Alternative senior Dustin Farris is assisting Kathy Dvorak’s music classes. In this photo, he is doing a presentation about the electric guitar and the amplifier for second grade students. ... continue reading »
Union School psychologists have put together a newsletter to send out to staff and parents including tips and information regarding mental health issues. ... continue reading »