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Union Public Schools has launched the Oklahoma eSports League (OeSL) – the first high school-sponsored league of its kind in Oklahoma – in partnership with nine other school districts across the state.  This new league will allow students of member schools in grades 9-12 to compete in five popular video games, including Clash Royale, Madden 2019, OverWatch, Rocket League, and Super Smash Brothers.

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Oklahoma eSports League (OeSL)

 

“There is a strong correlation between student engagement and success in high school, and eSports is another opportunity for us to connect with students and make the high school experience more relevant for them,” said Todd Borland, executive director of Technology for Union Public Schools. “A number of colleges are offering scholarships to eSports teams, so by becoming the State Champion in a game, students will increase their chances of helping to cover college tuition.  This relates directly to Union’s mission of ‘100% Graduation, College & Career-Ready.’”

The eSports team is a competitive event and is not an after-school club. At this time, there are five games, with varying numbers of players per game.  Depending on the game, there are 1-5 team members and 1-2 alternates per game.  Participation must be earned, which includes a commitment to practice and maintaining student grades.  The same academic requirements for eligibility faced by traditional athletes are also required of all eSports team members. Participating districts in the OeSL (as of this writing) are: Broken Arrow, Cleveland, Kingston, Lawton, Putnam City, Salina, Sapulpa, Sayer, Union Public Schools and Wilburton, with others in the process of forming teams.

Esports has been around for nearly two decades, but is fairly new in the collegiate arena. Today, more than 30 U.S. colleges and universities offer scholarships for gamers, including Robert Morris University, the University of California-Irvine and the University of Utah. 

“Student success in the classroom is our #1 priority, and the eSports team allows for one more coach to keep an eye on student achievement to ensure all students are making adequate progress toward completing their graduation requirements,” said Borland.

District Announcement

Tickets On Sale for Union's All-School Musical

The Union Fine Arts Department is pleased to announce that tickets are now available for this year’s All-School musical, “Roald Dahl’s Matilda.”  Performances will be in the Union Performing Arts Center on the High School campus on February 5-6-7-8, at 7 p.m..  And back by popular demand, we’re again having a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Saturday February 8! 

The Union Fine Arts Department is pleased to announce that tickets are now available for this year’s All-School musical, “Roald Dahl’s Matilda.”  Performances will be in the Union Performing Arts Center on the High School campus on February 5-6-7-8, at 7 p.m..  And back by popular demand, we’re again having a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Saturday February 8! Get tickets

You are Invited!

KickOff

You are invited to the 2020 Legislative Kick Off at 6 p.m. January 23 by Union Public Schools, the Parent Legislative Action Committee, Union PTA and the Union Classroom Teachers Association. The kick-off will take place at Ellen Ochoa Elementary, 1200 E. 31st St., Tulsa.

A Night of Surprises

Join us for the 21st Annual USEF Dinner and Auction presented by @UnionFound and @HahnAppliance benefiting the students and teachers of @UnionSchools. Buy your tickets today

The Union Schools Education Foundation 21st Annual Dinner & Auction – A Night of Surprises – will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at River Spirit Casino Resort.

School Board Recognition Month!

Board of Education

Union Public School is is pleased to celebrate School Board Recognition Month. Union appreciates our Board of Education members for all that they do for our children, families and staff! Board members play an important part in our community. We can't say thank you enough!

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