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Global Gardens

Global Gardens

Global Gardens is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering students and communities through hands on-science education. The organization believes helping students create a garden is a way to not only assist them in learning about science, health and the environment but also challenge them to become caring, forward thinking and confident individuals. Global Gardens is committed to planting seeds of change!

The program is a voluntary, after-school program at Rosa Parks and near the 6th/7th Grade Center, in which groups of students meet on a weekly basis after school to learn about the environment and gardens and apply what they have learned to a real garden. On Fridays, the students from the groups can invite family members and friends to view their plot and see its progress.

QuikTrip, whose headquarters are adjacent to the Rosa Parks Elementary school property line, has helped Rosa Parks spruce up its garden over the past few years a "day of caring" in September. Global Gardens also partners with McAuliffe Elementary.

Planting Seeds of Change

Our mission at Global Gardens is to empower low-income students to be agents of change in their own lives and communities through inquiry-based science and peace education. We believe helping students create a garden is a way not only to assist them in learning about science, health and the environment, but also to challenge them to become caring, forward-thinking and confident individuals.

Goals

  • Develop science-based community garden spaces, where the community has ownership of the implementation, progress, and maintenance of the garden.
  • Encourage the use of the garden as a central gathering and meeting place for the community.
  • Teach an all-encompassing curriculum that connects the garden with other disciplines and allows students to connect the learning in the garden to both school learning and real life experiences.
  • Establish local, national, and international connections with students through the Internet, based on growing and eating food, and various cultural practices involving plants.

Asbury United Methodist Church – through Global Gardens - has partnered with Grove Elementary and the 6th/7th Grade Center to manage The Gardens at Asbury Corner.

Global Gardens

Coronavirus Updates

Free Drive-Thru Meals for Children

Union Schools is offering FREE drive-thru meal pick-ups at three locations. Details

Last Day of School is May 22

Friday, May 22 will be the last day of school for the 2019-20 year. Additional time will be added to the school day for students in grades 6-8 beginning Monday, March 23, and continue through the end of the school year.

“Due to two days of school that were cancelled due to inclement weather, the district calendar had to be adjusted to meet the minimum state requirement of 1,080 hours of instruction,” Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler said. “We wanted to adjust the calendar so students don’t have to come back after Memorial Day.

Modifications to the school schedule will be made as follows:

  1. Add one day at the end of the year, with Friday, May 22, being the last day of school;
  2. Elementary schools:  No change to the schedule. They have enough school hours to meet the required 1,080 hours.
  3. 6th & 7th Grade Center:  4 minutes added to the end of the school day effective Monday, March 23 (the day after spring break). 
  4. 8th Grade Center:  2 minutes added to the end of each day after March 23.
  5. Union High School Freshman Academy:  No change to current times.
  6. Union High School:  Friday, April 10 will be a “virtual day,” with students working on assignments from home.  

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Union Public Schools
8506 E. 61st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
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