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Union Innovation Lab

Union Innovation Lab

The Union Innovation Lab is the place to be for STEM activities at Union Public Schools. In addition to four classrooms used by teachers, the lab at 6235 S. Mingo Road has a virtual/digital gaming room, a computer classroom, a room for Tulsa Tech, a room for Ubotics, soft seating and more.

Innovation Lab, 6235 S. Mingo Rd.

  • Single story building with total building square footage of 24,530
  • Phase 1 of the Innovation Lab is 16,402
    • Classrooms – Seven total
      • Four used by Union teachers for instruction (109, 110, 111, 114)
      • One virtual / digital gaming (112) talk with Gart Morris on how this room will be used
      • One Tulsa Tech (113) Tulsa Tech teacher with Union students
      • One project construction (108)
    • Soft Seating Collaboration – two
      • One area has lounge chairs and a charging station for student devices
      • The other area also has lounge chairs and a charging station. In addition it has glass marker boards and a 65” digital display that students can connect their devices to
  • Each classroom has a 70” interactive digital display
  • Each classroom has hallway windows that can be used as marker boards
  • Each classroom has multiple walls with dry erase wall coverings
  • Each classroom has its own dedicated wireless access point
  • The project construction classroom (108) has:
    • A large floor sink
    • Concrete floors for easy cleaning
    • Ceiling mounted reel extension cords for easy power access in the middle of the room
    • Two mobile work benches
    • A large tool storage cabinet
  • The computer classroom (109) has:
    • 30 computers
    • Two 3D printers
    • One poster printer
    • One standard laser printer
  • Classroom Furniture
    • KI ruckus desks with wheels for easy room configuration changes for student collaboration
    • KI ruckus chairs built for sitting in backwards, forwards, on the side, and even sitting up on the backrest
  • All lighting is LED and dimmable
  • The robotics club has a large dedicated room (119)
  • There is a breakroom (102) with a full kitchen for faculty use
  • Women’s and Men’s Restrooms
  • Phase 2 is still being programmed with no construction scheduled

 

Union Innovation Lab

District Announcement

Happy Holidays

Wishing you Joy and Peace at the Holidays and throughout the New Year.

Union Public Schools will be closed for winter break December 23-January 3, 2020. School will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.

During the winter break, Union offices will be closed December 24-January 2, 2020.

May Joy and Peace be yours throughout the New Year.

Wishing you Joy and Peace at the Holidays and throughout the New Year.  Union Public Schools will be closed for winter break December 23-January 3, 2020. School will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.  During the winter break, Union offices will be closed December 24-January 2, 2020.  May Joy and Peace be yours throughout the New Year.

Administrative Changes Announced

Scott Pennington named director of new Hope – Guidance – Social and Emotional Learning Department;   Clayton Hucke named interim 7th Grade Principal

Dear Union Parents and Guardians: 

I am excited to announce that Mr. Scott Pennington, principal at the Union 6th & 7th Grade Center, has been asked to lead a new department within Teaching and Learning entitled Hope – Guidance – Social and Emotional Learning. As you know, we are in the second year of our five-year district strategic plan. One of the elements of this plan is Union’s Learning Model that focuses on literacy, cognitive capacity, engagement, and social and emotional learning.

As we continuously evaluate our data, and hear from teachers and our site leaders, there continues to be a dominant narrative that more must be done to address the social and emotional development of our students. Collectively speaking, our teachers continue to do amazing work in providing dynamic learning experiences for our students. It is now time for us to articulate a tiered approach to addressing unwanted student behaviors and student trauma – at all grade levels – while also fostering greater hope and confidence in our students’ lives. The idea is that we will be more proactive in our efforts, providing counseling and guidance to address the social, emotional, and academic needs of our students. I firmly believe this will make a positive difference in our students’ lives and in the learning culture of our buildings.

Mr. Pennington’s work as a special education teacher, assistant principal, and principal make him uniquely qualified to lead in this new position. In addition to this change, I am also pleased to announce that Mr. Clay Hucke, assistant principal at Union High School, has been asked to serve as an interim principal at the Sixth & Seventh Grade Center. Mr. Hucke has done an outstanding job at the high school and he looks forward to serving the students, staff, and parents at this site.

Please join me in congratulating Mr. Pennington and Mr. Hucke. These moves will become effective January 1, 2020.

Respectfully,

Kirt Hartzler, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Union Public Schools

Board of Education Considers Policy Changes

The Board of Education on first reading Monday, November 11, considered various board policy revisions, which may be viewed here. The Board will consider final approval at its next meeting, Monday, December 9. The Board will consider comments from the public. Please send comments to [email protected].

The Board of Education on first reading Monday, November 11, considered various board policy revisions. The Board will consider final approval at its next meeting, Monday, December 9. The Board will consider comments from the public. Please send comments to board@unionps.org.

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8506 E. 61st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
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