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Athletic Achievements

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Athletic achievements 2017-2018

More than 1,500 students (grades 7-12) were involved in Union’s 23 competitive athletics and spirit programs, and participation was more than 2,800 in K-12 in the district’s 150 non-competitive teams and spirit squads. 
Union High School was named a Safe Sports School 1st Team for a three-year period by the National Athletics Trainers Association. 

Junior kicker Noah Rauschenberg set a school record by kicking 10 extra points in the Redskins’ 70-0 win at Moore. 

Seniors Mo Garcia and Kailee McCrary were selected as Wendy’s Heisman Recipients. 

Union athletic trainer Dan Newman was awarded the 2018 Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award. Gatorade partners with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) to recognize 10 trainers from across the country who provide outstanding athlete care and have a profound impact on students, colleagues, and their community. 

2017-2018 was the fifth time in Union’s history to have an undefeated football season, and the ninth time in eleven years in the state championship game. The football team academically held a 3.0 GPA. 

Senior Josie Uerling won the state 200-yard freestyle swimming championship as well as third place in the 400- and 500-yard freestyle events. This was Union’s first state swimming title in five years. 

Union’s baseball team entered the state tournament as an underdog, but dished out a 3-2 upset against Westmoore to take the 6A state championship, its first since 2010 and the seventh in school history. 

Senior Ruben Carrasco was named to the Tulsa World All-World soccer team after scoring a school-record 27 goals, the most in Oklahoma. 

Senior Raymond Farrell was named to the Tulsa World All-World baseball team. 

Shawn Newkirk was the Tulsa World All-World baseball coach of the year.

Recognized as Oklahoma Coaches Association (OCA) Region 7 Coaches of the Year were Steve Patterson (track), David Lynn (swimming), Tyler Ashley (tennis), and Jana Patterson, Assistant Coach of the Year. • Baseball coach Shawn Newkirk and swim coach David Lynn were nominated for All-State Coach of the Year. 

Scott Young was selected OCA Region 7 Representative for the OCA Board of Directors. 

Twenty-three student athletes - four sophomores, five juniors, and 14 seniors comprised the Athletic Leadership Council. They mentored at the 6-7th Grade Center during lunch hours. 

Union athletes continued Redskin Aid work by working at a stop at the Route 66 Marathon, volunteering at Grove, and attending an OKDHS Adoption Party

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
Phone: 918-357-4321

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