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Content/Photography Union Public Schools Advertising Jermaine Mondaine Editing Gretchen Haas-Bethell Union Public Schools Boevers Volunteer Luncheon Cedar Ridge PTA Meeting Jarman Individual Student Spring Pictures Cedar Ridge Pizza Day Grove Pizza Day Jarman PTA Pizza Day - $1.50 per slice Moore Ice Cream Day Rosa Parks Student of the Month Assembly - 9:05 Moore Kdg. Visits Country Club of Woodland Hills Peters PTA Papa John’s Teacher Delivery Night Jarman 2nd Gr. Zoo Presentation - 9:30 am Jarman Mother/Daughter Book Club - 6 pm Jefferson Mobile Dairy Classroom - Gr. 2-5 Peters Popcorn Day Moore PTA Meeting - 2:30 pm Rosa Parks ECEC Home-Base Dinner/Social - 6:30 pm Peters PTA Meeting - 1:30 pm High School Prom - 8 pm-Midnight - UMAC YouthArts! Jarman 4th Gr. Zoo Docent Visit - 1 pm Jarman PTA & Jump Rope Team Program - 7 pm Jefferson PTA Meeting - 5:45 pm - gym Peters 1st Gr. Field Trip to Aquarium PAT Family Event - 6-7 pm - Martin East Library HS Senior Panoramic Picture - 9:10 am - Gym Darnaby Secretary’s Day Grove 2nd Gr. Jr. League Game Night - 6-7:30 pm Jarman PTA Board Meeting - 9 am Jefferson Sonic Spirit Night - 5-8 pm (81st & Garnett) Jefferson Talent Show Auditions After School Moore Chick-fil-A Spirit Night - 5-8 pm (71st & Garnett) High School Reggaefest - 6-9 pm - Stadium

April 23 April 23 April 23 April 24 April 24 April 26-30 Apr 26 - May 1 April 27 April 27 April 27 April 27 April 27 April 28 April 29 April 29 April 29 April 29 April 30 April 30 April 30 April 30 April 30 May 3-7 May 4 May 5 May 6 May 7 May 7 May 7 May 7 May 7

table of contents

april, 2010 • volume 1 • issue 2

Upcoming Events ................................................................................................................................................1 Superintendent’s Message .................................................................................................................................2 Summer Learning Opportunities .......................................................................................................................2 Early Enrollment Offered.....................................................................................................................................3 2010-2011 School Calendar ..............................................................................................................................3 Union High School ..............................................................................................................................................4 Athletics and Spirit..............................................................................................................................................5 Union Intermediate High School .......................................................................................................................6 Union Alternative School....................................................................................................................................7 Union 8th Grade Center ......................................................................................................................................8 Union 6th/7th Grade Center...............................................................................................................................8 Andersen Elementary .........................................................................................................................................9 Boevers Elementary ............................................................................................................................................9 Briarglen Elementary ........................................................................................................................................10 Cedar Ridge Elementary ...................................................................................................................................10 Clark Elementary ...............................................................................................................................................11 Darnaby Elementary .........................................................................................................................................11 Grove Elementary..............................................................................................................................................12 Jarman Elementary...........................................................................................................................................12 Jefferson Elementary ........................................................................................................................................13 McAuliffe Elementary .......................................................................................................................................13 Moore Elementary ............................................................................................................................................14 Peters Elementary .............................................................................................................................................14 Rosa Parks Elementary......................................................................................................................................15 Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center .................................................................................................15 April Menus .......................................................................................................................................................16 New Menu Choices ...........................................................................................................................................17

Clark Safe Escape Assembly Gr. 1-5 Moore Character Counts Assembly Rosa Parks PTA Popcorn Day Jarman PTA Pancake Breakfast @ Applebee’s - 7-10 am Peters PTA Carnival - 3-7 pm Moore Book Fair High School Rep Theater - “Spelling Bee” - 7 pm Jarman 4th Gr. Zoo Docent Visit - 1 pm Moore Parents & Pastries @ the Book Fair - 8 am Senior Celebration Assembly - 10:15 am - PAC High School Jazz Band Concert - 7 pm - PAC District PTA Installation Banquet - 6:30 pm - UMAC Peters Citizen of the Month Assembly - 2:15 pm Andersen 5th Gr. Recognition Day Celebration Cedar Ridge 5th Gr. Field Trip to JA/BizTown Jarman Mobile Dairy Classroom Van High School Band Concert - 7 pm - PAC Darnaby Volunteer Luncheon Jefferson “Gotcha” Gathering - 2:15 pm - Gym Moore 5th Gr. Field Trip to JA/BizTown Peters Mobile Dairy Classroom Peters Super Kids’ Day National PTA Teacher Appreciation Week Kids Are Special People Day - 3rd gr. @ St. Francis Boevers “I Chew to Support Boevers” Fund Raiser Jarman 5th Gr. Field Trip to JA/BizTown Boevers 3rd Gr. Field Trip to Oxley Nature Center Clark Character Counts Assemblies Jarman PTA Pizza Day, $1.50 per slice Jarman Super Kids’ Day Jefferson 5th Grade Party All Day

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superintendent’s pages

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he school calendar for next year has been finalized and will incorporate some important changes. With a later start date – August 20 – students will use that first day on Friday to get oriented, meet their teachers, learn classroom procedures, and get back into the swing of school. The August 20 start date allows the district to maximize federal child nutrition reporting which could have a significant financial impact next year. In a year when budget constraints are looming, each opportunity to grow our revenue becomes more critical. Winter break will be shy of two weeks, but students will be out of school for both Martin Luther King and President’s Day. May 24 will be the last day of school officially but any snow days will have to be added on at the end of the year.  A more important calendar issue will be that school will begin 25 minutes later than usual on Fridays starting in September. This will allow all Union teachers to engage in a 45-minute collaboration time with their peers to have an ongoing discussion of best practices in the classroom. The classroom teacher is the most influential part of the educational experience, so it is critical that teachers study and share the methods and techniques that are most effective. Since the traditional school day requires teachers to supervise students continually, delaying the start of school each Friday will allow them to capture time to work together before students arrive. Five minutes of classroom instruction will be added to all school days, ensuring instructional time for students is not lost due to the teacher collaboration. Buses will run regular routes 25 minutes later than usual on Fridays. Parents who drive their students to school will be expected to have their children arrive 25 minutes later. Parent cooperation to make arrangements for their children will be imperative since students will not be allowed to go to their classrooms early on Fridays without teacher supervision. Teachers and administrators are very eager to have collaboration time built into the weekly schedule because they recognize it will lead to better instruction in the classroom. Some sites have already experimented with ways to provide this professional time for teachers and have seen significant benefits in student achievement. This new schedule attests that the district recognizes the importance of an ongoing professional learning community of teach-

ers enough to incorporate it into the teacher work day without sacrificing instructional time for students. During the 2010-11 school year (September through May), the start time on Friday and each day’s ending time will be: Elementary................................................................................... 9:20 – 3:30 6th Grade ........................................................................................ 8:45 – 2:55 7th Grade ........................................................................................ 8:10 – 2:20 8th Grade ........................................................................................ 8:10 – 2:20 9th and 10th Grades ................................................................. 8:45 – 2:55 11th and 12th Grades .............................................................. 8:40 – 3:00 Cathy Burden, Ph.D.

Summer Learning Opportunities Enrollment for secondary summer school – grades 9-12 – begins May 1. Two sessions will be held at the Intermediate High School, 7616 S. Garnett, June 7-25 and July 6-23. Classes run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Transportation is not provided. For more information, call 357-7607. For more information on elementary summer school and driver’s education classes, visit the elementary and secondary sections under Teaching and Learning at www.unionps.org.

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superintendent’s pages Early Enrollment Offered For 3-Year-Olds

Union will conduct early enrollment for 3-year-olds for the Rosa Parks Early Childhood Center April 27-29, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Union Education Service Center, 8506 E. 61 St. For program and eligibility information, please call 357-7380.

For Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten

Early enrollment for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students will be conducted at the Union Education Service Center, 8506 E. 61 St., from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Please follow the scheduled date below for the school your child has been assigned to attend. Transfer requests can be completed at the time of enrollment. March 30 . . . . . .Clark & Briarglen March 31 . . . . . .Boevers & Rosa Parks April 1 . . . . . . . . .Peters April 6 . . . . . . . . .Andersen April 7 . . . . . . . . .Moore April 8 . . . . . . . . .Jefferson April 13 . . . . . . . .McAuliffe April 14 . . . . . . . .Grove April 15 . . . . . . . .Cedar Ridge April 20 . . . . . . . .Darnaby April 21 . . . . . . . .Jarman April 22 . . . . . . Make-up Day for all schools For more information on what you need for enrollment, go to Enrollment, under the Schools section at www.unionps.org.

Union Cracks the Corporate Winning Streak For the first time in its history, the Tulsa Area United Way presented the prestigious Sun Leadership Award to a non-profit organization - Union Public Schools, represented by Director of Federal Programs Susan Crowder, who coordinated Union’s campaign, and Superintendent Dr. Cathy Burden. The traveling award, which is on display at the Education Service Center, was presented to the district “for best exemplifying what it means to Live United.” Previous winners include Bank of Oklahoma, Williams Companies, American Airlines, QuikTrip, and ONEOK. Union was also the top contributor in the education division, raising $177,353.

2010-2011 School Calendar

Professional Day ................................................................ August 18 Teacher Work Day ............................................................ August 19 First Day of School ........................................................... August 20 Labor Day.........................................................................September 6 End of First Quarter .......................................................October 15 Parent/Teacher Conferences ..................................October 20 Fall Vacation................................................................October 21-22 Professional Day ...........................................................November 5 Thanksgiving Holidays...................................November 24-26 End of First Semester .............................................December 21 Winter Break - December 22-January 2 Martin Luther King Day (Professional Day) .............................. ......................................................................................................January 17 Parent/Teacher Conferences .................................February 21 End of Third Quarter..........................................................March 11 Spring Break - March 14-18 Professional Day ...................................................................March 25 Last Day of Classes..................................................................June 1* TOTALS: Days Taught ................................................................176 Professional/Work Days .......................................5 * Five snow days have been built into the calendar to allow for inclement weather. If no snow days are used, the last day of school will be May 24, 2011.

TV Show Spotlights Adult Ed Union’s Adult Education Program was the topic on February’s Oklahoma Education Report Card Show, produced by the State Department of Education. Pictured on the set are (front) Meg Counterman, Raymond Reed, and State Superintendent of Schools Sandy Garrett; (back) TANF event manager Dawn Sullivan and JoAnna Jamison, Director of Union’s Adult Education. The program featured Reed, who currently attends Union’s program, and Counterman, who earned her GED from Union and is now an adult education teacher for Union.

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Union H igh School

Seniors, Are U Ready to Party?

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Dillon Jarman and Frankie Bar defeating other students in tels (front) pose by their trophy after bots. Also pictured are Stephthe first-ever Union 500 Battle of the RoDavid Winter, Simon Isaacs, en Keeton, Jesse Wray, Andrew Sherrill, and Robin Gao (back), and ad gramming teacher Teri Houck vanced profor speed and accuracy befor . Houck gave students specifications ing a maze and winning a tuge the race, which included maneuver-of-war.

nion seniors are in for prizes, games, and a whole lot of fun at the annual Graduation Celebration May 14 at Incredible Pizza. The popular alcohol-free party runs from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tickets are $40 per student if purchased by May 7 and $50 after that date. Additional information for students will be distributed in early April. Senior parents are encouraged to chaperone in two-hour segments. Parents of juniors are asked to volunteer between 10:30 p.m. and midnight so they can gain experience for next year’s event while allowing parents of seniors to celebrate with their graduates immediately following the commencement. Organizers are seeking tax-deductible donations to defray costs for food, prizes, rent, and entertainment. If you would like to volunteer or donate, please contact Pam Yarwood at 625-5139.

r e d r O d n Law A on a case at the her Gayle Pike consult participated in ac te s es sin bu d an s Junior Kylee Jone ouse when members of the Law Team evidence, Tulsa County Courth enjoyed the opportunity to gather their oto by a mock trial. Studentsargue its merits in a real court setting. Ph present the case, and nt James Roberson. senior yearbook stude

Alum Auditions for Metropolitan Opera

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anie Washington recently 2003 Union graduate Steph politan Opera National won top honors at the Metroditions in Saint Louis, MisCouncil Mid-West Region Aui-finals and grand finals in souri, qualifying her for sem Washington is currently a late March in New York City. rsity of Indiana in Bloomgraduate student at the Unive ington.


athletics and spirit Slam Dunk! The 8th Grade Union Red team won the Frontier Valley Conference Tournament. Pictured are Suhas Gowda, Craig Buckley, Gabe Gomez (kneeling); and Bain Wannemacher, head coach Chris Keller, Jeff Mead, Ben Kramer, Carson Meier, and assistant coach Mark Ritter. The 9th Grade Union White team, coached by Steve Geary, also won. Photo by Tonya Wyatt.

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arsity baseball players face Claremore in a scrimmage inside the new indoor batting facility at the Intermediate High School. At 130-foot x 130-foot, the facility allows players to practice during inclement weather. It has six batting cages, locker rooms, offices, a training room, ticket booth, and a weight room. Outside improvements include a new field – making a total of four – improved lighting, concessions, and pathways. Construction began on the $5.5-million project in October 2008.

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ootball players Jake Miller and Chance Haley enjoy a game of Bingo with residents at The Sterling House as part of the Redskin Aid community service program coordinated by coach Josh Blankenship. Blankenship said, “Our players are learning the value of contributing to society, and they are being exposed to learning opportunities separate from what they experience in class and on the football field.” Photo by Stephen Neal.

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he Union Varsity Cheerleaders won the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) National Championship at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, on February 14. They beat 16 other teams in the Super Varsity division. Union was leading in the semifinals during the afternoon and went on to win the Championship in the evening on Valentine’s Day. UCA is one of the largest high school cheerleading championships in the United States. Earlier in the year, Union Cheer - Varsity Cheer, JV, 9th grade, and both 8th grade squads - swept all four major divisions at the Oklahoma Cheer Coaches Competition. Varsity Cheerleaders performed their national routine for the first time in this competition. Courtesy photo. Watch the High School National Championship competition April 24 on ESPN 2, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

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Union Intermediate H igh Are You

Enthused?

drews reacts to a situation Sophomore Candace An speaker Keith Hawkins, described by motivational at boys and girls equally. who urged students to trethe High School, pointed Hawkins, who also visited chers to be enthusiastic evout how teens expect teaissues. He asked if students ery day despite personal stic and ready to learn. If not, come to school enthusia raise their own standards. Hawkins said they need to Poyndexter. Photo by sophomore Ryan

Beyond the Usual

Stock Answers

Draven Howard and Priyam Desai (front) scan investments while Alex Brodsky gets advice from a Junior Achievement mentor at the annual JA Investment Challenge, an exciting, hands-on introduction to the stock market. Teams from the Intermediate High and High School “bought and sold” stocks during the simulation. Photo by Cindy Brown.

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They’re On

A Roll!

Students Alex Mon aghan, Corey Jone s, and Eli Bulman design and bu ild marble sorters in Marie Pfaff ’s pre-engineering cla ss. They have to en gi neer the sorters so they can separate red from bl ue marbles which vary slightly in size. Photo by Ci ndy Brown.

Podcasts, iPhones, and E-mail!

Oh My!

Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning Dr. Kirt Hartzler asks stude nts how technology, such as iPhones, might be used to make studies more enga ging. The teens said they are interested in access to student e-mail, podcasts, and even vodcasts – video presentations by teachers . The forum was part of an ongoing new technologie s dialogue between educ ators and students.


Union Alternative School

ts to flexes her creative talen Seventh grader Ivy Onora est gu by led as part of a unit on an architectural design uncil. Co s n of the Oklahoma Art teacher Janet Lee-Morriso

Seventh grad er Brandon C arpenter uses sketch an arch a tria itectural rend ering in Kim U ngle to grade human nruh’s ninth ities class. Stu dents learned form and fun how to use ction and ho w architects la tion for build y the foundaing works of art such as th e Eiffel Tower.

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Union 8th Grade Center

Writers Cash It In

So You Think You Can ntest sponnal Sertoma Essay Co Tumpkin, tio Na e th in s ize pr sh yn Laur cted ca Seven students colle e Sertoma Club. Pictured, left to right, aree Sawyer Jones, id an hs Sh ut n; So tio e th en rable m sored by ; and Chloe Zoellner, Anna Beffer, all hono Bradley Gleason, andhonorable mention; Madeline Turner, thirdthe others won $25 second; Megan Lee, 00, Jones won $75, Turner won $50, and t why integrity is first. Zoellner won $1 students competed this year, writing abou each. More than 150 ocracy. important in our dem

Dance?

Students made competition, ra all the right moves for a dance program to hel ising more than $500 for the I were chosen top families each holiday season Care winners were chperform during an assembly . Ten Pictured are (bacosen by student donations. , and rison – first place k) Bailey Barnes and Maddie place, and Chaz ; (front) Brandon Askew – se Harcond Stephens – third place.

Union 6th/7th Grade Center

String Theory?

In an experiment that together, intern teachetests how well students work a web of yarn held by r Kristin Hudson places a ball on is to see if they can co the circle of students. The idea instructions and keep mmunicate following a set of string. For example, sothe ball from slipping through the some have the powe me in the group must not talk and r to mute others. Wha building idea! t a great team-

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Model Programs

m Beer (left) takes visitors fro a on Assistant Principal Jennifer n tio cia so vel Education As the Oklahoma Middle Le t 20 OMLEA visitors toured the ou Ab ve tour of the school. has implemented innovati school to learn how Unionaller learning communities and ideas such as creating sm ng programs. Pictured with providing in-school tutori nathan Perez and Francisco the group are students Jon Campos (front).


Andersen Elementary

Tulsa firefighter Tom Hufford, aka Huffy the Firefighting Clown, uses magic to show first grader Cooper Houchin how suddenly fire can appear out of nowhere. Hufford entertains and educates kids about the perils of fire and smoke, how to escape to safety, and where to meet their family after they escape. Photo by Linda Snowbarger.

First graders Matthew Mercer, Dan medals they won during Math Oly iel Yowell, and Tony Tan show off the and bronze in four events. Fast Facmpics. Kids competed for gold, silver, tested their ability to read clocks. ts tested addition skills while Time Match – in Grab for the Gold – kids had toStudents also solved story problems, and could correctly add them the fast snag counter pieces and see which team est.

Boevers Elementary

Studying primary colors an they can make other color d how graders Gabi Aldana and s, first Nelson learn what happenKaylen they mix blue and yellow s when Photo by Beth Hughes. together.

tes Boevers kinPrincipal Sherri Fair congratula after she was dergarten teacher Jennifer Char lker Year. (See the of che Tea named the 2009-2010 t a few weeks Jus .) T.O.Y. video at www.unionpsas.org ma Asaho Okl an ized earlier, Fair was recogn Adminals cip ool Prin sociation of Elementary Schonl ary ent elem 11 y of one istrator of the Year . ized ogn rec principals

rd than a slice Is there any better rewa u are a Super yo if t of tasty pizza? No ls. He received Reader like Ethan Sorreints for completAccelerated Reader poing questions on ing books and answere books mean what he learned. More end of each more points and at th enough points quarter, students with get a party invitation.

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Briarglen Elementary

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ho knew cooking could be so fun and so easy? All you need are ingredients and sunshine. Fifth grade enrichment students leapt at the chance to create solar ovens out of pizza boxes, laminate, foil, and construction paper, then cook s’mores as a way to kick off their study of solar energy. Teacher Lisa Kelly asked them to weigh the pros and cons of solar energy as they prep for their next task: designing an even better model!

educators about the importance ofschool isla leg te sta ind rem to g pin Ho p. Dan Kirby for a tour of the tion, Briarglen invited State Real Tara Schiffelbein, Principal Tamra Bird and to meet Assistant Principed the chance to visit with students, (back) and staff. Kirby enjoy len particularly wanted to showcase its families, and teachers. Briargms and monthly dinner meetings. Kirby Community Schools prograParks. made a similar visit to Rosa

and terman, Andrew Ragina, Alyssa McCoy, Joseph Pe fine tune their new solar Shiloh Basgall (left to right) cooking. ovens so they can begin

Cedar Ridge Elementary

Kindergarteners Ben Himaya (front) Brianna Reyes, Abelardo Morales, and Andrew Deerdoff celebrate the end of a unit with a beach party. Never mind the brisk air outside. Inside, kids pretended it’s a balmy 90 degrees. Ahhhhh, to be lounging on the beach melting the winter doldrums away. What a great way to end a Friday! Photo by Cherry Redus.

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el of the solar Fifth grader Natasha Ontko peers through her modr planets orbitothe the system, featuring the earth, its moon, and e from the Intering the sun. Her inspiration and information cam system. One net, the media center, and a handbook on the solar solar system really of her classmates said, “It’s amazing how big theand magnificent huge is, and that we are just a small part of this system.” Photo by Cherry Redus.


Clark Elementary

Clark’s after-school partners hip with the YMCA is one of best in the country. Students the that exercise their bodies in enjoy a wide range of activities Clark is enjoying so much sucthe gym and their brains in labs. CEO of the YMCA-USA, Neil cess, in fact, the President and J. Nicoll toured the school to more. He is pictured with Prin learn local YMCA coordinator Matt cipal Theresa Kiger (center) and are first graders Kylie Callaw Hancock (right). Also pictured Susan Plank, CEO of the Gre ay (front), Easence Brooks hugging ater Tulsa YMCA; Vice Presid Leadership Advancement Lau ent of (seated) Yolanda Guerrero an ra Hailey Butler: and first graders d Shyane Ransom.

Fourth graders Jazmine Delaney and Mala cards, hoping to win some fabulous prize ysia Samuel mark their s while snacking on goodies. Moms and dads joined kids for the PTA Bing prizes, fun-filled baskets, and a silent auct o Night which featured thank everyone who attended and all theion. Clark PTA would like to helpful volunteers! Photo by Shanda Sullivan.

Darnaby Elementary A.J. Jackson leaps into the air as fifth Thompson and co grader Molly opposite directio ach Cynthia Cole twirl two rope ns. s in

No other organized jump rope team in the state can do what the Ropin’ Rangers can. Performing some of the most unusual tricks around, the students travel by request to area schools, lead workshops, and perform at events such as the April 10 American Heart Association’s Heart Walk. P.E. teacher and coach Cynthia Cole says, “We try to inspire others to jump to levels beyond what they thought they can do!”

elissa Roberts and Third grade teacher M Tonquest, and Jacob Stephen Calvillo, Blakeiss Gracie for hugs and a Cox gather around Ma read-in. Ryan DeWendt book during a pajam ckground. Miss Gracie is is looking on in the ba altese/Yorkshire Terrier a “Morkie” which is a Marched dogs and different blend. Students rese ie was a special guest. breeds, and Miss Gracy. Photo by Dana Bund

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Grove Elementary

Third grader Megan Thomas laughs and covers her face in embarrassment as Channel 8 weatherman Mike Collier rubs a balloon in her hair to create static electricity. If you are outside and your hair stands on end, you could be in danger of a lightning strike. That’s when you need to bend or squat low to the ground immediately, then seek shelter as soon as possible.

Fourth grader Micah Julie Taylor’s face as PTPatrick smashes a cream pie into teacher Rivera watches. River A President and school receptionist Julie kindergartener Xavie a fared no better. Just moments earlier, pr r Willis threw a pie in delightful pie throw wa her face too! Xavier’s es a re wa rd for raising - $200 – from pledge s in the Reach for the the most money At 1,860 minutes, Mica Stars reading contes a “smash” with the teac h read the most, enabling her to becom t. pledges for the PTA! her. Altogether, children raised $2,339 ine Awesome job, guys!

Jarman Elementary

Poetry on Parade Evan Newton recites his poem as Samir Abi Younes, Tiffany Pavey, Joseph Liu, and Sam Williams await their turn during the Poetry on Parade presentation. About 30 fourth graders recited poems of their choice for students and parents. Emcee Nick Erwin introduced each segment and concluded the program. According to Principal Patti Pitcock, “This very popular program gives students the opportunity to be on stage and practice stage etiquette, recitation, and presentation skills.”

Cross merican Red fant A e th f o m Devon Chezoproper way to hold an in g. explains the help if the baby is chokinills they and how to wed students several sk nt to Chezom sho tice, especially if they waand need to prac re for younger brothers the babysit or ca resentation was part of the sisters. The pclass’s ongoing study of enrichment 12 human anatomy.


Jefferson Elementary

cialist Karen Williams, talks Bobbie Gilbert, mother of media spe Railroad” and how quilts to students about the “Underground helping slaves escape to the and their patterns played a part in experienced quilt maker, north during the 1800s. Gilbert, anown quilts and explained draped the media center with her Photo by Renee Williams. how the hidden codes were used.

Without a doubt, they have They are the Little Dribblers – 32the cutest basketball team in all of Oklahoma! perform all over the area includ kids in grades two through five – and they even get to meet professionals ing ORU, TU, and Union varsity games. They Irick, with assistance from Reneelike the Tulsa 66ers! Coached by teacher Diana Williams, the students practice after school. twice a week “The kids work really hard and their spare time. Little Dribblers practice a lot of ball-handling skills, even in different classes and grades, andhas helped kids make friends with others in “Mrs. Irick puts in many hours of it is a great self-esteem booster,” Williams said. experience, and she does it all work after school so kids have a rewarding on a voluntary basis.” Photos by Renee Williams.

McAuliffe Elementary

Kids squeeze into a cage and imagine what it must be like to be underwater with sharks. Scary! Third, fourth, and fifth graders took a field trip to the Oklahoma Aquarium to check out the underwater scenes and listen to the Symphony by the Sea, featuring music from “Jaws” and “The Little Mermaid.” The trip was funded by the Schusterman Foundation, Mazzios, Lockton, Arvest, and Summit Bank. Photo by Kelly Will.

stian Carmona, Daniel Kindergarteners Seba Soth hold up presidential Jimenez, and Corban of a fan and exclaim, “Look, fact cards in the form erica!” The class has been Ms. Jobe, we love Amesidents and the 50 states. learning about the pr all three are so smart and Teacher Kim Jobe says ey could easily lead her have such potential th be. class. Photo by Kim Jo

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Moore Elementary

Which way do we go? That was one of the questions students had to ask during an assignment designed to strengthen students’ map skills. Here, fourth grade enrichment students Jensen Grammer, Megan Loyd, and Alix Hertzog work together to solve a map question. Photo by LeeAnna Weaver.

Fifth grader Joey Phillips explains to teacher Scott Gleason how the plant grows inside a terrarium made from a soda bottle in science lab as Aaron Parrott and Alexandria Dinh Nguyen look on. The experiment allows students to watch plants take root and grow. Photo by LeeAnna Weaver.

Peters Elementary Revolution e h t o t n r time u t e epped back in ng in st d an R s ay D y ci A evolutionar ey got a kick out of dan went to TU’s R ’s history. Th fth graders Twenty-five fi t this pivotal era in America weapons. to learn abou mes and drilling with mock colonial costu ughan Rehman and Allie Students Arm ted essays to the Verner submit contest. Out of related writingns, Verner’s es200 submissio eedom Means say on What Frt place. to Me won firsLeslie. Photo by Kay

Teacher Brenda dergartener KyleHillhouse took pre-kinclass on a parad r Barry and the rest of her of the human b e featuring different parts where the hear ody as she showed them parts are locate t, stomach, and other d. Photo by Kay Leslie.

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Rosa Parks Elementary

First grader Oscar Gonzalez points to the place he most wants to go – his schoo teers from Junior Achievem l!. Twenty-five volunto talk to students about theent and Hilti used the map of individuals and their com different economic roles munity. Students also learned about career opportu nesses. Programs like this no nities and local businance, they provide role mo t only teach students fiand offer lifelong learning opdels from the community portunities to children. Photo by Gina Ward.

Daniel Do’s math facts in Zeus’ The mighty Zeus (teacher Rachel Wolf ) tests ter Olympics and the movie reZappin’ Facts. In celebration of the 2010 Win book series by Percy Jackson, fourth lease of The Lightning Thief,, based on the d Olympics. Each classroom hosted graders participated in the Camp Half Bloo book such as Poseidon’s Water events associated with characters from the pin’ Facts, and Aphrodite’s Tunnel Wars, Medusa’s Metric Emporium, Zeus’ Zapd. of Loveable Tangrams. Photos by Gina War

Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center

Even trees get cold. overnight, they wantWhen students realized how cold it would ed to help their new student mentioned wh friend stay warm. On be e en he is co ld he wr and the class decided ap to give their tree a bl s a blanket around himself, anket. Photo by Katie White.

s to a adds some touchea real an am ng Bi ey in to Three-year-old Rae which students will introduce t trees paper mache tre ted outside. While learning abou so the tree the class planey wanted their tree to have a face and empathy, th Photo by Katie White. trees could talk.

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secondary lunch

* Denotes foods that promote healthy brain/body functions. 5 *Beefy Burrito or Chicken Fried Steak *Mashed Potatoes & Gravy *Sweet Peas 12 *Beefy Burrito or *Deli Turkey Sandwich on Wheat Bread Seasoned Green Beans Oven Crisp Fries

6 *Chicken Sandwich or Cheesy Nachos *Refried Beans *Tomato Soup *Mandarin Oranges 13 *Chicken Sandwich or *Southwest Taco Salad *Breaded Zucchini Strips *Golden Corn

19 *Beefy Burrito or Chicken Fried Steak *Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Green Beans

20 *Chicken Sandwich or *Frito Pie *Golden Corn *Pineapple Cowboy Bread

26 *Beefy Burrito or *Tuna Melt on a Bun Seasoned Green Beans French Fries

27 *Chicken Sandwich or *Southwest Taco Salad *Blackberries *Golden Corn

pre-k lunch

elementary lunch

april menus

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ELEMENTARY LUNCH

7 Corndog or *Spaghetti w/French Bread Seasoned Green Beans *Mixed Fruit (Cocktail) 14 *Chicken Nuggets or *Chicken Alfredo *Steamed Broccoli *Pears *Spice Cake w/Whole Wheat Flour 21 Hot Dog or *Spaghetti w/French Bread *Steamed Fresh Squash *Red Grapes 28 *Chicken Nuggets or Hot Dog *Stir Fried Vegetables *Pears in Jello *Spice Cake w/Whole Wheat Flour

22 *Pizza or *Baked Potato with Ham & Cheese *Peas and Carrots *Rosy Applesauce Cornbread 29 *Max Sticks with Marinara or Pig in a Blanket *Baked Beans *Pineapple Tidbits

All Fruits and Vegetables are 1/4 cup unless otherwise stated 5 Chicken Fried Steak Fingers with Wheat Bread Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Sweet Peas 12 Deli Turkey Sandwich on Wheat Bread Seasoned Green Beans Oven Crisp Fries 19 Beefy Burrito Green Beans Fresh Orange Wedges

6 Chicken Sandwich with Tomato & Pickle Tossed Salad Tomato Soup-1/3 cup Mandarin Oranges 13 Soft Beef Taco Golden Corn Peaches 20 Frito Pie Corn Pineapple Cowboy Bread 27 Chicken Sandwich Golden Corn Cinnamon Apple Slices

SECONDARY LUNCH

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12

14

Catfish with Cornbread Cheeseburger Chicken Sandwich Burrito Club Sandwich Ham Chef Salad Chicken Alfredo Cheeseburger BBQ Pork Rib Sandwich Pepperoni Pizza Wrap Italian Sub Sandwich Chicken Caesar Salad Frito Pie Cheeseburger Chicken Sandwich Burrito Club Sandwich Ham Chef Salad

7 Spaghetti w/French Bread Seasoned Green Beans Mixed Fruit (Cocktail) 14 Lasagna Steamed Broccoli Pears Spice Cake 21 Hot Dog or (for Head Start) Spaghetti with Texas Toast Steamed Fresh Squash Fresh Banana Half 28 Chicken Nuggets Stir Fried Vegetables Pears Spice Cake 1

5 6 Scrambled Eggs, Little Smokies, Pizza & Pancakes Hamburger Cheeseburger BBQ Chicken Sandwich Burrito Supreme Cheese & Pepperoni Pizza Club Sandwich Sub Sandwich Ham Chef Salad Chicken Fajita Salad

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15 *Whole Grain Max Sticks/Marinara or *Soft Chicken Taco *Glazed Baby Carrots *Strawberries, Blueberries, and Bananas

PRE-K LUNCH

26 Tuna Melt on Bun Seasoned Green Beans French Fries

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1 *Max Sticks w/Marinara or *Ham & Cheese Wrap *Baked Beans *Pineapple Tidbits 8 *Pizza or *Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich Tator Tots *Cinnamon Apples

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20

Pizza Hamburger Coney with Chili & Cheese Cheese & Pepperoni Pizza Hoagie Sandwich Chicken Caesar Salad

Mac & Cheese w/Smokies Cheeseburger Coney with Chili & Cheese Taco Salad Hoagie Turkey Chef Salad

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Teriyaki Chicken w/Rice Hot Dogs Cheeseburgers Taco Salad Sub Sandwich Turkey Chef Salad

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CONFERENCE DAY NO SCHOOL 9 *Union Burger or *Macaroni and Cheese w/Little Smokies *Steamed Broccoli Potato Wedges 16 *Union Burger w/Lettuce & Tomato or *Fish with Cornbread Tator Tots *Mixed Vegetables 23 *Union Burger or *Macaroni and Cheese w/Little Smokies *Steamed Broccoli *Sweet Potato Wedges 30 *Union Burger w/Lettuce & Tomato or *Soft Beef Taco *Mixed Vegetables Tator Tots

1 Ham & Cheese Wrap Baked Beans Pineapple Tidbits 8 Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich Tator Tots Cinnamon Apples

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CONFERENCE DAY NO SCHOOL

9 Macaroni and Cheese with Little Smokies Steamed Broccoli Pineapple Tidbits

15 Max Sticks w/Marinara Glazed Baby Carrots Strawberries, Blueberries, and Bananas 22 Pizza Peas and Carrots Applesauce Cornbread

16 Fish with Cornbread Mixed Vegetables Fruit Cocktail

29 Max Sticks w/Marinara Baked Beans Pineapple Tidbits

30 Soft Beef Taco Mixed Vegetables Tator Tots Peaches

Chicken Fried Steak Pizza Pocket Hamburger Chicken Fajitas Ham & Cheese Wrap Crispy Chicken Salad Chicken Fried Steak Hamburger Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich Soft Chicken Tacos Turkey and Cheese Wrap Crispy Chicken Salad Chicken Fried Steak Hot Ham & Cheese on Bun Hamburger Nachos Crispy Chicken Salad Sub Sandwich

23 Union Burger Steamed Broccoli Sweet Potato Wedges Pineapple Tidbits

2 CONFERENCE DAY NO SCHOOL

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Pizza Ham and Cheese Calzones Cheeseburger Corndog Cheese & Pepperoni Pizza Hoagie Ham Chef Salad 16 Cheese & Pepperoni Pizza Chicken Alfredo Chicken Sandwich Cheeseburger Club Sandwich Ham Chef Salad

23 Chicken Fried Steak Pizza & BBQ Calzones Hamburger Cheeseburger Grilled Cheese Sandwich Corndog w/Tomato or Chicken Noodle Soup Cheese & Pepperoni Pizza Beef Soft Tacos Hoagie Chicken Fajita Salad Crispy Chicken Salad American Wrap 27 28 29 30 Pizza &/or Deli Sub Sandwich Bar Chicken Fried Steak Pizza Cheese Bread Sticks w/Marinara Coney with Chili & Cheese Pizza Pocket Cheeseburger Hamburger Cheeseburger Hamburger Chicken Sandwich Ham and Cheese on Bun Taco Salad Chicken Fajitas Cheese & Pepperoni Pizza Cheese & Pepperoni Pizza Ham and Cheese Wrap Sub Sandwich Italian Sub Hoagie Ham Chef Salad Crispy Chicken Salad Turkey Chef Salad Caesar Chicken Salad Pizza Hamburger Chicken Sandwich Cheese & Pepperoni Pizza Ham Chef Salad Club Sandwich

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Deli Sub Sandwich Bar Chicken Sandwich Cheeseburger Taco Salad American Wrap Turkey Chef Salad

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* Denotes foods that promote healthy brain/body functions. 5 Sausage 'n Pancake or *Whole Grain, low sugar Cereal with *Wheat Toast Juice

6 *Scrambled Eggs w/Wheat Toast or *Whole Grain, low sugar Cereal with *Wheat Toast Juice

7 Funnel Cake or *Whole Grain, low sugar Cereal with *Wheat Toast *Banana 1/2

12 *Biscuit with Cheese & Egg Patty or *Whole Grain, low sugar Cereal with *Wheat Toast Juice

14 Biscuits with Gravy or *Whole Grain, low sugar Cereal with *Wheat Toast *Fresh Banana Half

19 Sausage 'n Pancake or *Whole Grain, low sugar Cereal with *Wheat Toast Juice

13 *Egg & Cheese Omelet w/Wheat Toast & Hash Brown or *Whole Grain, low sugar Cereal with *Wheat Toast Juice 20 *Toasted Cheese Sandwich or *Whole Grain, low sugar Cereal with *Wheat Toast *Banana 1/2

26 Panckes or *Whole Grain, low sugar Cereal with *Wheat Toast Juice

27 *Yogurt with Toast or *Whole Grain, low sugar Cereal with *Wheat Toast Juice

breakfast in a bag

elementary breakfast

ELEMENTARY BREAKFAST

21 *Ham, Cheese, Egg Bar with Wheat Toast or *Whole Grain, low sugar Cereal with *Wheat Toast Juice 28 *Scrambled Egg, Toast, and Hash Brown or *Whole Grain, low sugar Cereal with *Wheat Toast Juice

1 Long John or *Whole Grain, low sugar Cereal with *Wheat Toast *Fresh Orange 8 *Oatmeal with Cinnamon Raisin Biscuit or *Whole Grain, low sugar Cereal with *Wheat Toast Juice 15 *Scrambled Egg w/Wheat Toast or *Whole Grain, low sugar Cereal with *Wheat Toast *Peaches

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22 *Scrambled Egg w/Toast or *Whole Grain, low sugar Cereal with *Wheat Toast Juice

23 *Fruit Smoothie with Whole Grain Muffin or *Whole Grain, low sugar Cereal with *Wheat Toast Juice 30 Biscuits and Gravy or *Whole Grain, low sugar Cereal with *Wheat Toast Juice

29 Long John or *Whole Grain, low sugar Cereal with *Wheat Toast *Fresh Orange

BREAKFAST IN A BAG * Denotes foods that promote healthy brain/body functions. 5 *Whole Grain, low sugar Cereal with *Wheat Toast Juice 12 *Whole Grain, low sugar Cereal with *Wheat Toast Juice 19 *Whole Grain, low sugar Cereal with *Wheat Toast Juice 26 *Whole Grain, low sugar Cereal with *Wheat Toast Juice

6 7 *Whole Grain Max Cheese Sticks *Cinnamon French Toast Juice Juice

CONFERENCE DAY NO SCHOOL 9 *Ham, Cheese, Egg Bar with Wheat Toast or *Whole Grain, low sugar Cereal with *Wheat Toast Juice 16 Pancakes or *Whole Grain, low sugar Cereal with *Wheat Toast *Peaches

1 *Yogurt with Muffin Juice

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9 *Ham, Cheese, Egg Bar w/Toast *Fruit

13 *Biscuit/Egg Patty Juice

14 Sausage Pancake *Fruit

8 *Cheese Omelet Cinnamon Raisin Biscuit Juice 15 *Sausage Gravy Pizza *Fruit

20 *Sausage Roll *Fresh Apple

21 *Cheese Omelet or Cinnamon Raisin Biscuit *Fruit 28 Sausage Biscuit Juice

22 *Yogurt with *Whole Grain Muffin Juice 29 *Toasted Cheese Sandwich Juice

27 *Sausage Gravy Pizza *Banana

CONFERENCE DAY NO SCHOOL

16 *Mozzarella Cheese Stick *Whole Grain Muffin Juice 23 *Cinnamon French Toast *Fruit 30 Sausage Pancake Juice

New Menu Choices Lead to Happier, Healthier Students Union students love the menu options this year, which now include two entrees and an improved fruit and vegetable bar. Students even get to pick their sides. “I’d like to pass along some kudos to Lisa Griffin, Director of Child Nutrition,” said Lori Hill, mother of Moore students Michael and Grant Hill. “Our kids have absolutely loved the fruit and veggie bar available at the school, and they have two menu options available at lunch. They really don’t want us to pack them a lunch anymore, because they are excited about the different fruits and vegetables they are going to be able to try each day. I have been trying for years to get my oldest son to eat an apple, and he’s eating them like crazy now.” Griffin has gone further by soliciting student opinions via taste tests, using a program called Farm to School in which Union uses fresh produce from Oklahoma farms, and by offering homemade pizza and providing more after-school snacks. More choices are coming, Griffin promises. “Plans are being made to introduce more cultural choices such as Chinese, Mexican, and Italian foods. We are also working with a chef to offer our employees Culinary training and an opportunity to learn new cooking techniques.”

Hoang, Kyra Jarman students Tony Nguyen, Omar Lopez, Brian vegetable bar Carlson, and Noah Brown love the new fruit and options. Photo by Andrea Holcomb.

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