Class of 2013 - Union High School
Class Principal Lisa Witcher
Assistant Principal Michelle Cundy
Assistant Principal Tony Tempest
Unon High School
6636 S. Mingo Road
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133-3247
Main Phone: (918) 357-4323
A-KL (918) 357-7212
L-Z (918) 357-7283
A-K Debbie Weber
L-Z Jodie Luttrell
College and Career
Christi Johnson 918-357-7115
Welcome to the Class of 2013!
Essential Skills - View all grade levels
Reading Essential Skills
- Apply knowledge of various Greek and Latin roots.
- Use context to determine word meanings including figurative language and technical vocabulary.
- Support ideas, make inferences, and draw conclusions.
- Analyze the recurrence of archetypal characters.
- Recognize and discuss themes in literature.
- Write analytically about literature.
- Identify and interpret figurative language, and use it in writing.
- Evaluate works of British literature.
- Conduct research using a variety of sources, and organize researched information.
- Follow the writing process: pre-writing, writing, revising, and editing.
- Analyze and write for purpose, audience, and occasion using different writing modes(narrative, expository, persuasive, and descriptive).
- Practice standard English including proper spelling, punctuation, pronoun use, sentence structure, and commonly confused words.
- Be a role model. Let your child see you reading.
- Subscribe to the local newspaper or purchase the Sunday edition. The sports section is a good place to look for similes, metaphors, and active language.
- Make sure that your child has a library card, dictionary, and thesaurus, and encourage their use.
- Ask your son or daughter about books assigned for reading in English class. Ask what the book means (i.e., its point, lesson or theme).
- Before applying in person, ask your child to write a letter to the manager of a business inquiring about a job.
- Research universities and vocational schools that your child is interested in. Examine a variety of sources.
- Ask your child to write for university information instead of sending for it online.
- Ask your child to practice writing a required admission essay. Topics are available online. Some may be found in a university’s catalog.
- Choose a book which has been made into a movie. After both you and your child have read the book, see the movie together and talk about the similarities and differences ( The Bourne Identity, The Notebook, The Manchurian Candidate).
- Encourage your son/daughter to take a math course in his/her senior year. There are a variety of classes offered at the high school to meet the needs of students.
- To avoid remedial math courses in college, have your son/daughter work hard to learn math concepts.
- Set a time and provide a quiet location to complete math work at home.
- Make use of tutoring opportunities that may be available at the High School. Check the site for availability and schedules.
- Play family games that involve math and logic.
- Have your son/daughter develop a budget and learn to pay bills.
- Encourage your son/daughter to take math courses in the first year of college while concepts are still fresh in the mind.
- Help your son/daughter have a positive attitude about math, and help him/her to understand that learning math takes time and effort. Such a challenge is healthy for the mind and builds critical thinking skills.
College Entrance Exam Test-Taking Strategies
- Enroll in Union’s Test Prep Classes for the ACT and SAT. Super Saturday and 8-Night Courses are available.
- Visit the ACT website www.actstudent.orgto take advantage of the free on-line practice tests that are available.
- Go to the ACT website www.act.org/path/parent/college to see the college planning checklist specifically designed for students in their junior year. This guide gives specific tips about test prep as well as college admissions and financial aid applications.
- Visit the student section of www.colleageboard.org to find information about planning for college and sign up for the SAT’s “Question of the Day” to be emailed to you each day.
- Visit the Union High School College and Career office for scholarship opportunities and admissions information.
first joined the Union team at Union Intermediate High School as an assistant principal in 2002. In 2005, the Oklahoma Association of Secondary School Principals chose her to represent the state as the Assistant Administrator of the Year. She was named director of Professional Development in the spring of 2007. In June of 2011, Lisa was selected to become the principal for the class of 2013 at Union High School.
Witcher is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and the University of Central Oklahoma, earning a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in secondary administration.
Witcher has served several school districts as an English teacher and coach and as an administrator. A 1999 graduate of the Principal’s Academy, she is member of the Oklahoma Association of Secondary School Principals and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Michelle Cundy is a 1984 graduate of Westville High School. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in business education from Northeastern State University and received her master's degree in education administration from the University of Oklahoma in 2008.
Cundy taught business and computers a total of 20 years including eight years at the Union 8th Grade Center. While teaching Cundy received certification as a Microsoft Office Expert and a Microsoft Certified Professional. She served as 10th Grade Academy Principal at the Union Intermediate High School for three years, before joining the administrative team at Union High School as assistant principal for the graduating Class of 2012.
Tony Tempest was named Administrative Intern at Union High School in 2010, and assumed his duties January 2011. He is serving the students in the Class of 2013.
A 1994 graduate of Union High School, Tempest received his bachelor’s degree in education and master’s degree in administration from Northeastern State University. He is certified in physical education, earth/physical science and biology.
Tempest taught at Union Intermediate High School from 1998-2003 before leaving for stops at Stillwater and Owasso Public Schools. He returned to Union High school in 2007.
Union Help Line
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.
One such tool available for students is a Union Help Line that is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. to anyone who wants to report a concern. The caller may leave a message so his or her call can be returned, or they may choose not to be contacted. You can also call COPES if this is a mental health emergency.