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Welcome back, Union Redskin alumni! Union Public Schools invites you to reconnect with your alma mater, former classmates and old teachers. We also would love for you to visit, watch our games and shows, participate in activities and volunteer your talents. You are Redskins for Life, after all!
Union offer offers a number of ways for you to reconnect and we keep making improvements.
Union Alumni Center
In 2012, Union opened the Union Alumni Center, located in the main entry area for the High School. The center features memorabilia from throughout the district’s history as well as computer access to all the yearbooks as well as old photos. Union plans to keep updating the center, adding video from former alumni and staff members.
Class reunions are coordinated by alumni, who plan reunions, special functions and maintain contact information of former classmates. Union Public Schools provides a calendar to post events and may post additional information as it becomes aware of them. Union does not oversee or plan reunions. Union will work with alumni for special arrangements, such as providing tours of school buildings, for reunions, but it does not always know when reunions may be scheduled unless someone contacts the District or plans to hold reunion activities on Union property.
— Union Schools (@UnionSchools) July 17, 2013
If you are coordinating an alumni event and need information or wish to post something on Union’s alumni calendar, please contact us!
“Whether we are male, female, short or tall – we are Redskins. Whether we play sports, attempt to play sports, join a spirit squad, sing in the choir, act in productions, play in the band, produce artwork, do all or none of these things, we are Redskins. Whether we are first in our class or last in our class, we are Redskins. Whether we are staying close to home, attending college out of state, getting a job out of high school or enlisting in the armed force, we are Redskins.”
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Did you know this piece of history about the Union Alma Mater?
The original tune is from "Annie Lisle," an 1857 ballad by Boston, Mass., songwriter H. S. Thompson. The tune was later used as the Alma Mater for Cornell University, and has since been used by colleges and high schools all over the country including ours.
It took the work of a few people to rediscover the original lyrics and the tune for the Alma Mater used by Union High Schools in the early half of the 20th century.
Shortly after Denise Vaniadis, retired Director of Student Life, came to Union in 1992, she worked with then Principal Dave Stauffer and Kenille Elmore, then director of Union Choirs, to bring back the Alma Mater which had not been sung in decades.
“Denise and Dave were instrumental in wanting to bring back the Alma Mater,” explained Linda Blythe, an administrative assistant at the High School. “Kenille was the choir director at the time. I know we were singing the Alma Mater in 1994-95. We have sung the Alma Mater in all assemblies, retreats and graduations since then.”
Elmore found the lyrics.
“The words I found in an old Union yearbook,” Elmore recalled. “I think it was the 1921 yearbook. Then, I found the tune that was used. Doug Henderson arranged two tunes for my choir. One was too contemporary sounding, the other was more traditional. That is the one I started using and is still being used to this today. Hopefully, this history will never get "lost" again.”
UNION HIGH SCHOOL ALMA MATER
Union High stands proud forever!
Loyalty rides high.
Memories, forget them never
As the years go by.
Friends, we make from year to year.
Watch as goals are reached
Union High will always be dear
To our destiny.
Happy Thanksgiving; School closed Nov. 25-27
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
Show your support for the Foundation!
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
Seating area for Union/Jenks game this Friday
Union Schools sets Feb. 9, 2016, bond vote
2016, for voters to decide two propositions on a bond issue totaling $27 million. A the district will use the funds to address transportation and capital improvement needs. continue reading
Union/Jenks game to show on Cox Cable
Ticket info for OSSAA 6A State Semi-Finals: No. 1 Ranked Union against Jenks!
Tickets for the OSSAA 6A State Semi-Finals between No. 1 ranked Union and Jenks on sale Thursday and Friday! The game starts at 7 p.m. at Owasso Stadium, 12901 E. 86th St N, Owasso, OK. Tickets are $7.
Channel 6 talks STEM at 6th/7th Grade
Note: Michael Grogran, meteorologist at Channel 6, is a Union High School graduate.
Game Day today!
Alum credits automotive program for putting him on path to college, career
Union graduate Mohit “Mo” Asnani is making money while he attends the University of Oklahoma thanks to the automotive technician program he participated in at Union High School last school year. Asnani, son of Sunita Khiani and Ashok Ramchandani, graduated in 2015. He received 17 certifications while in high school, and he continues to earn more, explained Amanda Howell, Union Career Connect counselor. Not only is he attending college, but he is now working at a car dealership in Norman thanks to the experience and certifications he received at Union. continue reading
Alumni Spotlight: Kyle Crutchmer
Kyle Crutchmer, Union alumni, featured in Oklahoma State University video