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New Ochoa Elementary Readies For School Year

On Aug. 22, Ellen Ochoa Elementary, 12000 E. 31st St., will open its doors to 500 students as Union Public Schools’ newest school. The school replaces Briarglen Elementary, Union’s very first elementary, which closed in June.

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Four Union Students Named Academic All-Staters

Four Union Public Schools students were among the 100 Oklahoma students recognized in June by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence (OFE) as Academic All-State winners at the foundation’s 31st Academic Awards Banquet, held in Tulsa. Each student was asked to invite to the banquet a teacher guest who played a significant role in his/her academic career.

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C.J. Moore Vows to Play the ‘Union Way’


Ask any Union player who are the toughest teams the Redskins will face in the upcoming football season, and it’s the usual: Jenks, Broken Arrow, Norman North and so forth.

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Union Director Recognized

Penelope Kay, Union Public Schools’ director of special services, was honored in June as the 2017 Director of the Year by the Oklahoma Directors of Special Services (ODSS).

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District Maintains Financial Health


With the current budget for common education relatively unknown for the 2017-2018 school year, Union administrators are doing their best to continue the district’s positive cash flow amounts while also bracing for potential cuts, says Union Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler.

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Springtime Another Championship Season for Union


Another spring sports team at Union earned the right to be called champions this spring. While the girls’ soccer team took their third straight state title at The University of Tulsa on May 13, the boys track team won their first Class 6A state championship in eight years and one Lady Redskin captured gold medals in two field events in Yukon. The event took place over a two-day period.  

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Union Seniors Earn Scholarships

Seven Union High School seniors have been named National Merit Scholarship winners: Abigail Cornett, Wade Witcher, Bella Zhan, Timothy McMullen, Daniel Royer, Stephanie Royer and Colton Benningfield. These students will receive between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at a higher education institution.

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Union Grad Named Scholarship Winner

Reid Rector, a 2017 honor graduate of Union High School, has been named the winner of this year’s First Achievement Award scholarship by the First National Bank & Trust Co. of Broken Arrow.

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District Continues Legacy of Financial Excellence

It was announced in May that for the 24th consecutive year, Union Public Schools earned the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International.

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