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Union Leadership Class Celebrates Senior Citizens

KING AND QUEEN: In February, Union High School’s Leadership Class visited Senior Star at Woodland Terrace to celebrate the independent living community’s 20th year of its “Winter Dance.” Since 1998, Union High School’s Leadership Class has been attending the Winter Dance held for Woodland Terrace’s residents. Pictured above, Union students pose with Woodland Terrace’s 2018 prom king and queen. “The Winter Dance is really a highlight for the residents each year,” says Sabrina Davidson, executive director at Woodland Terrace. “It seems like there aren’t enough opportunities today for intergenerational contact, so it’s wonderful to see students and residents interact and create special memories.”

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Board Discusses Walkout

On March 12 during its monthly meeting, the Union School Board of Education discussed a proposed measure that would authorize the superintendent to close schools for up to 25 days in the event of a teacher “walkout” in support of the Oklahoma Education Association’s recommendations. OEA has proposed a teacher pay raise of $10,000 over three years and has called upon legislators to fund the raises by the statutory deadline of April 1. In the event the deadline is not met, the teacher’s union has set April 2 as a walkout date.

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OFE Honors All-State Winners

Three Union High School seniors have been named 2018 Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence (OFE) Academic All-State winners: Joshua Anderson, Ferdinand Mudjialim and Josephine Uerling. They are three of 100 winners, selected from 536 nominations throughout Oklahoma.

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Pre-K, Kindergarten Pre-Enrollment Information

Online pre-enrollment is now available for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. Visit unionps.org to begin registration.

Children who are four years old on or before Sept. 1 may enroll in Pre-K. Children who are five years old on or before September 1, 2018, are eligible for Kindergarten.
The Pre-K program is first-come, first-served on a space-available basis. Pre-K enrollment has to be completed, time stamped, and approved by a district registrar in the Enrollment Center.

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Teacher Impacts Student Communication

By EMILY RAMSEY

Ellen Ochoa Elementary teacher Taya Oelze uses her kindergarten classroom to steer her students down a lifelong path of literacy because “literacy and communication transform students’ lives,” she says.

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Union High School Senior Spotlight

Tyler Fisher and Kailee McCrary are Union High School’s January Seniors of the Month.
Fisher is the son of David and Jennifer Fisher, of Tulsa, and McCrary is the daughter of  Scott and Rexanne McCrary, of Broken Arrow.

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Kristin Chenoweth’s Broadway Boot Camp to Return in June

An open casting call was recently held for students in grades 8-11 for the fourth annual Kristin Chenoweth Broadway Boot Camp.

The camp will take place June 10-16 at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center (BAPAC) in downtown Broken Arrow.

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Airman Completes U.S. Air Force Basic Training

UNION GRAD: U.S. Air Force Airman and 2016 Union graduate Candace M. Mea recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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Union Foundation Holds ‘Night of Focus’

On March 10, the Union Schools Education Foundation (USEF) will hold A Night of FOCUS (Funding Our Children at Union Schools), its annual fundraising dinner and auction to benefit the school district.

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