The Union Renegade Regiment will compete in the Oklahoma Bandmasters Association (OBA) Class 6A State Marching Band Championships at Broken Arrow High School on Saturday, October 29. Ticket information inside.
Several Union seniors were honored by the National Merit Program and the National Achievement Program for outstanding scores on their 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Qualifying Test (PSAT.NMSQT.) They are (pictured above, left to right) Daniel Roderick, Cody Byrd, Christopher Klaassen, Caleb Townsend, Brandon Jonely, James Rogers, Stephanie Steele, Michael Ripley, Elijah Bell, Thomas Castell, Raymond Yang, and Jordan Hoyt. Rogers and Jonely were named 2011 National Merit Semifinalists and are eligible to compete for National Merit Finalists which will be announced in February.
Kenneth King has been driving trucks for several years and has a goal of starting his own small trucking business. But without a high school degree, he's not able to take the needed college business courses to make that happen. Thanks to a partnership between the South Tulsa Community House and Union Public Schools, King is taking free courses to prepare for his GED exam.
Brothers Travis Benton (left) and Brandon Benton read over an essay assignment Tuesday in a GED class at the South Tulsa Community House. The coursework covered essay-writing tips, comprehensive chart and graphic reading, and math. JEFF LAUTENBERGER/Tulsa World
What: South Tulsa Community House
When: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 5
Where: 1208 E. 58th St.
More: The event is for businesses and churches in the South Peoria Avenue area and those who might be interested in volunteering or donating to the organization.
Feed the Children uses backpacks, food to break the cycle of poverty
Perry Martin of Union Public Schools unpacks donations from Feed the Children on Tuesday at the district's warehouse. The backpacks provide some basics - food, school supplies and toiletries - for an increasing number of area students who are homeless. MIKE SIMONS/Tulsa World
State Legislature consider bill which would move the cutoff date for prekindergarten and kindergarten eligibility back two months - under the premise that "summer babies" born between July and September often fall behind during early education years.
The new Union Football Coach's Show is now on YouTube - see below. This week's show features highlights from the Sand Springs game. Union won 44-20. In the fall, during football season, The Union Football Coachâ€™s Show is a weekly playback of the Union Redskinsâ€™ varsity football team.