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Highsteppers

The Union Highsteppers dance team provides half-time entertainment by dancing at home football and basketball games as well as selected away games. The Highsteppers perform routines on the sidelines for football as well as cheers with the cheerleaders as appropriate throughout the game. They also participate in pep rallies, spirit lines, competitions and many community activities.

Requirements

Requirements to become a Union Highstepper are as follows:

The following are the required skills for a Union Highstepper team member. The requirements for each level do not necessarily need to be mastered if the candidate can demonstrate the technique and potential to master the element in the near future with training.

8th Grade Highsteppers: Right and left double pirouettes, right and left leaps, right splits.

JV Highsteppers: Right triple pirouette, left double pirouette, right and left splits, leaps in second, saute fan, right chaine leap, turns in second (straight leg fouettes), intermediate/advanced kick combinations.

Varsity Highsteppers: Right and left splits, leaps in second, saute fan, fouette turn combinations, right and left triple pirouettes, right and left calypso leaps, right and left inside pirouettes, advanced kick combinations, stylized jazz combinations.

Competitions are encouraged and expected for our dance squads. The following is an approximation for the squads:

  • Varsity squad participants should plan to attend a State competition and an additional 3-4 competitions per year including Regional and National level competitions.
  • Junior-Varsity squad participants should plan to attend State competition and an additional 3-4 competitions per year including Regional and National level competitions. Any competitions out-of-state but will be within an approved driving distance of 5 hours or 300 miles from the Tulsa area.
  • 9th grade squad participants should plan to attend a State competition and an additional 2-3 in-state competitions
  • 8th grade squad participants should plan to attend State competition and an additional 2-3 in-state competitions.
  • All competitions will be chosen by the coaches and approved by the director of athletics.
  • All competition times, locations and dates will be announced at a later date.

 

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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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8506 E. 61st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
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