An open house and dedication is planned Sunday for the Union Collegiate Academy, which opened to students this year. The public is invited to attend the event from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Refreshments, entertainment and tours will be provided. A formal dedication ceremony will begin at 2 p.m.
The new north wing of Union High School, 6636 S. Mingo Road, serves 3,200 10th- to 12th-grade students and resembles a college campus rather than a traditional high school.
"The academy makes it an easier transition for students from high school to college. It offers students a variety of college classes in the protective environment of a high school," Union Superintendent Cathy Burden said.
"We want their experience to be as personalized and nurturing as possible."
The Union Football Coach's Show is now on YouTube - see below. This show features highlights from the Union-Broken Arrow game. Union won 26-21. In the fall, during football season, The Union Football Coach’s Show is a weekly playback of the Union Redskins’ varsity football team.
College and Career Center Oklahoma Hall of Fame ... Eligibility: This scholarship is based on the student's leadership roles, civic and community involvement, academic achievement, and knowledge and pride of our great state. Students must commit to attending an Oklahoma college/university. Students visit the website to get fill out the application/essay, and Christi Johnson or Amanda Howell will be the nominating adult. Information Award: $5000 Deadline: September 21
The Back-to-School Night open house for the Early Childhood Center will be at 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 20. Please meet in the multipurpose room at 5:30 for a short all-school presentation. Immediately following, families will attend a classroom presentation hosted by their child's teacher reviewing learning objectives as well as scheduling and curriculum. For more information, please call Rosa Parks ECEC at 918-357-7380. Hope to see you there!
The public is invited to a special open house and dedication ceremony for the new Union Collegiate Academy wing at Union High School, 6636 S. Mingo Road, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, September 23. There will be refreshments, entertainment and tours for the whole family. Bring your friends and neighbors too! The formal program will be held 2 to 2:30 p.m.
With less than two weeks left for public schools to review the data used to grade them on an A to F scale, school officials say they are frustrated with multiple errors and a lack of detailed information from the state.
"I think it rolled out so quickly before they could answer their own questions. We're building the airplane as we fly it," said Janet Dunlop, chief academic officer at Broken Arrow Public Schools.
Consecutive years of reductions in state aid to public schools have led private donors to raise money this year to hire teachers and reduce class sizes for schools in Jenks and Tulsa.
But administrators and donors acknowledge this is only a temporary solution and isn't sustainable.
"Yes, we can go hire teachers with the money that we've raised but that money would be gone in one year," said Danny Christner, who organized a group of parents to donate money to Jenks Public Schools. "I'd like to fix it for good, not just for a year or two."
Support your seven-time National Cheerleading Champions and reigning State Champions by stopping by the Nickels for Nationals table in front of the stadium this Friday, September 14, during the Union vs. Broken Arrow game. Union Varsity Cheer is heading back to Florida to bring back another National Title, but they can’t do it without YOU! Any and all donations are greatly appreciated!