The Union Innovation Lab is the place to be for STEM activities at Union Public Schools. In addition to four classrooms used by teachers, the lab at 6235 S. Mingo Road has a virtual/digital gaming room, a computer classroom, a room for Tulsa Tech, a room for Ubotics, soft seating and more.
Innovation Lab, 6235 S. Mingo Rd.
Single story building with total building square footage of 24,530
Phase 1 of the Innovation Lab is 16,402
Classrooms – Seven total
Four used by Union teachers for instruction (109, 110, 111, 114)
One virtual / digital gaming (112) talk with Gart Morris on how this room will be used
One Tulsa Tech (113) Tulsa Tech teacher with Union students
One project construction (108)
Soft Seating Collaboration – two
One area has lounge chairs and a charging station for student devices
The other area also has lounge chairs and a charging station. In addition it has glass marker boards and a 65” digital display that students can connect their devices to
Each classroom has a 70” interactive digital display
Each classroom has hallway windows that can be used as marker boards
Each classroom has multiple walls with dry erase wall coverings
Each classroom has its own dedicated wireless access point
The project construction classroom (108) has:
A large floor sink
Concrete floors for easy cleaning
Ceiling mounted reel extension cords for easy power access in the middle of the room
Two mobile work benches
A large tool storage cabinet
The computer classroom (109) has:
Two 3D printers
One poster printer
One standard laser printer
KI ruckus desks with wheels for easy room configuration changes for student collaboration
KI ruckus chairs built for sitting in backwards, forwards, on the side, and even sitting up on the backrest
All lighting is LED and dimmable
The robotics club has a large dedicated room (119)
There is a breakroom (102) with a full kitchen for faculty use
Women’s and Men’s Restrooms
Phase 2 is still being programmed with no construction scheduled
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:
Add one day at the end of the year, with Friday, May 22, being the last day of school;
Elementary schools: No change to the schedule. They have enough school hours to meet the required 1,080 hours.
6th & 7th Grade Center: 4 minutes added to the end of the school day effective Monday, March 23 (the day after spring break).
8th Grade Center: 2 minutes added to the end of each day after March 23.
Union High School Freshman Academy: No change to current times.
Union High School: Friday, April 10 will be a “virtual day,” with students working on assignments from home.
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