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Innovative education occurs at each of our elementary schools. Union elementary schools are committed to providing educational programs focused upon excellence and designed to meet diverse student needs. In addition to a comprehensive academic program, a character education program, Character Counts!, is an integral part of student experiences at the elementary level. Recognizing that a cheerful climate enhances learning, students enjoy modern facilities that are maintained on a continual basis.

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Highlights of the elementary program include:

  • Comprehensive literacy program featuring a wide variety of engaging literature resources and strategy instruction, including the services of reading specialists when needed.
  • An emphasis on S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.) Project Lead the Way curriculum is offered at all of our elementary schools. Through activity-, project-, and problem-based curriculum, PLTW gives students in kindergarten through high school a chance to apply what they know, identify problems, find unique solutions, and lead their own learning. For teachers, our engaging, rigorous professional development model provides tools to empower students and transform the classroom into a collaboration space where content comes to life.
  • Technology incorporated as an integral part of each elementary school. Classrooms and labs have Internet access. Up-to-date hardware and software ensure that students benefit from technology resources.  
  • Student-operated television studios are active at all elementary schools.
  • Media centers which support the total academic program through extensive collections of materials for students’ use.
  • Science labs at every school.
  • Inquiry-based science instruction endorsed by the National Science Foundation and designed to ensure students master national science standards.
  • Inquiry-based math instruction designed to ensure students maintain national math standards.
  • Before/after-school and summer enrichment and remediation programs.
  • Gifted/Talented services and Special Education services at every school.

Union Public SchoolsProviding Options

Parents may choose from a variety of programs providing flexibility to meet students’ and families’ needs.

  • When a student enters first grade, parents may choose a primary multiage classroom or a single-grade classroom at some schools. 
  • At other school sites, parents may choose to participate in a looping program in which students may have the same teacher for two years.
  • The Extended Day Program provides a before- and after-school program for those families who need it.  
  • Parents may take advantage of early childhood education opportunities through the Parents as Teachers program and the Preschool program.

Curriculum Enhancement

Every school is staffed with certified specialists in the following areas:

  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Media
  • Gifted/Talented
  • Special Education
  • Reading
  • Counselor
  • Nurses


Theresa Kiger
Theresa Kiger /
Executive Director of Elementary Education / 


District Announcements

United Way Campaign

Once again, September will be a “Month of Giving” at Union Public Schools. We appreciate the generosity of Union students, families, teachers and staff as we raise funds for the 59 partner agencies of the Tulsa Area United Way. Thank you for joining in the fun as we support the United Way’s mission of uniting people and resources to improve lives and build a stronger community.

September is School Attendance Awareness Month

School spirit is a commitment. It requires that you be here, body and soul. Without a strong base, the pyramid falls apart. It’s the same in life. Going to class every day is important. Ten unexcused absences cancel your performance. Absence is the spirit-killer. A crowd-pleasing routine is more than just showing up . . . but it’s a great place to start. #UBeThere #ReptheU

School Attendance

New website

Union Public Schools has a new website! We are pleased to work with our new provider Gabbart Communications. While it is a brand-new website, we have purposely designed it to be familiar. So most items will be found in the places in which you are accustomed to finding them. We are continuing to refine the site and more features, such as video, are coming. If you have a comment, please email us.

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Union Public Schools
8506 E. 61st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
Phone: 918-357-4321

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