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YouthArts!

Union Public SchoolsCreativity for more than 40 Years!

Union's Fine Arts Department proudly presents YouthArts!, an annual fine arts festival showcasing the creative works and talents of elementary and secondary students.

YouthArts! is one of the longest running festivals of its type in the state of Oklahoma. In fact, it is celebrating its 41st anniversary in the spring of 2020 and the 100th year of Union Public Schools. YouthArts! was founded by Ed Tackett, now retired director of Fine Arts, and has grown immensely over the years. 

Under the direction of the district's 50-plus fine arts teachers, the multi-day event is scheduled in late April and includes a variety of performances and exhibitions all open to the public. Those include:

  • Combined Elementary Choir Concert
  • High School Repertory Theater Production
  • One Act Play Festival
  • Visual Arts Exhibition
  • Secondary Vocal Music Concerts
  • Competitive Speech Exhibit
  • High School Orchestra Concert
  • Secondary Band Concerts
  • High School Jazz Band Concert
  • Winterguard Performance

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Union Public Schools joins the nation in observing National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Learn more here.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week, which is celebrated annually October 23-31, is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. Union Public Schools will host a myriad of activities during this time to raise awareness as well.

Red Ribbon Week was started after the death of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who in 1985 was brutally tortured and murdered by drug traffickers he was investigating in Mexico.  As a tribute to SA Camarena, high school friend, Henry Lozano and Congressman Duncan Hunter, created “Camarena Clubs” and the wearing of a red ribbon to show their oppositions to drugs.

Union school sites will host activities ranging from special assemblies, special dress-up days to classroom activities that address the concerns related to illicit drugs.

Red Ribbon Week, which is celebrated annually October 23-31, is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. Union Public Schools will host a myriad of activities during this time to raise awareness as well.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
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