Spirit week: Greece vs Greek

Superintendent's Update for September 22nd

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-  

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Early Lead for Eugene Seals Fate for Osage

Game Summary and Press Release

 

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Football game crowd

Superintendent's Update for September 15th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-   We are off to a strong start and looking forward to Homecoming festivities next week. Happy Homecoming!   

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Osage Softball Takes Victory Over Eldon

Game Summary and Press Release

 

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Superintendent's Update for September 8th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-   More than the first week of January, this week always feels like “the new year” to me. August is filled with preparations, festive energy, new supplies, multiple meetings, and first looks. The world pauses to celebrate the end of summer (aka Labor Day Weekend). Then we come back to the not so new (but not yet old) routines of the school year.   

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Fatima Captures Early Lead to Defeat Osage

Game Summary and Press Release

 

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Superintendent’s Update for September 1st

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-  

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Superintendent's Update for August 25th

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Osage Cultivates

Superintendent's Update for August 18th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-   We are extremely excited to welcome all Osage students back to campus next week for the official kick-off of The 2021-2022 Year of Cultivation! Some people have asked why we need a theme when we already have a mission AND we also have those core values that are displayed on the feather banners that we put up on game days.    

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Superintendent's Update for August 11th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-  

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Superintendent's Update for August 4th

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Superintendent's Update for July 28th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-  

We are  busy at work in the district getting ready to kick off an exciting new school year. This update contains many details to help you stay in the loop regarding these plans. As ever, don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions or I can otherwise be of assistance.

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Daisy

Superintendent's Update for June 30th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-   I hope this email finds you well and enjoying summer! Learning has been going strong this past month. Last week, 350 students K-12 successfully completed four weeks of summer school. In addition to that, we’ve had 73 readers complete the first level of our Summer Reading Challenge!   

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Jennifer Wherley

School of the Osage Announces new Middle School Language Arts Teacher

School of the Osage is proud to announce the hiring of Mrs. Jennifer Wherley as Middle School Language Arts Teacher. A graduate of Astoria High School in Illinois, Mrs. Wherley earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Education from Western Central College in Illinois.

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Leaders of 4th Quarter

OMS Leaders of 4th Quarter

Congratulations leaders of 4th Quarter!

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May Leaders of the Month

OMS Leaders of the Month of May

Congratulations OMS Leaders of the Month!

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Dr. Michelle Gregg

School of the Osage Announces new Special Education Process Coordinator

School of the Osage is proud to announce the hiring of Dr. Michelle Gregg as Special Education Process Coordinator. A graduate of Jefferson City High School, Dr. Gregg earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology for Education from University of Central Missouri. She also holds a Master’s of Science degree in Secondary Administration from William Woods University, a Specialist degree in Elementary Mathematics from University of Central Missouri, and her Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Educational Leadership from William Woods University.

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Superintendent's Update for May 19th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-   

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Osage FEST

August 11, 2021 3:00-7:00 PM Osage High School (held during Central Registration) 

PreK - 12th Grade Families

One Stop for School & Community Resources

FREE Food & Prizes * FREE Haircuts Dental/Vision/Hearing Exams * Shots/Vaccines/Physicals Osage Spirit Wear * Booster Club Athletic Pass & More!!

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School Supply Lists 21-22

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Upper Elementary

Heritage Elementary

Early Childhood

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Jason Williamson

School of the Osage Announces new High School Social Studies Teacher

School of the Osage is proud to announce the hiring of Mr. Jason Williamson as High School Social Studies Teacher.  A graduate of Fremont Senior High School in Fremont, Nebraska, Mr. Williamson earned his Bachelor of Science degree and his Master of Arts in History from Northwest Missouri State University and he is finalizing his Education Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Missouri.  Mr.

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Corey Toenjes

School of the Osage Announces new High School Business/Marketing Education Teacher

School of the Osage is proud to announce the hiring of Mr. Corey Toenjes as High School Business/Marketing Education Teacher.  A graduate of Red Bud High School in Red Bud, Illinois, Mr. Toenjes earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Southern Illinois University.  Mr. Toenjes has most recently taught Business and Marketing at Northwest (Cedar Hill) R-1 in Cedar Hill, Missouri as well as was the Head Football Coach.

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Amy St John

School of the Osage Announces new Executive Director of Student Services

School of the Osage is proud to announce the hiring of Dr. Amy St John as Executive Director of Student Services. A graduate of Malden High School, Dr. St John earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Education from Missouri State University.  She also holds a Master’s of Science degree in Business Administration from Park University and Specialist degree in Secondary Administration from Northwest Missouri State University and her Doctorate (Ph.D.) in School Administration from Lindenwood University.

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Haleigh Todd Cox

School of the Osage Announces new Speech and Language Pathologist

School of the Osage is proud to announce the hiring of Mrs. Haleigh Todd Cox as Speech and Language Pathologist. A graduate of Prairie Central High School in Fairbury, Illinois, Mrs. Todd Cox earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Illinois State University and her Master of Science in Communication Disorders at University of Central Missouri.

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Rachel Bullock

School of the Osage Announces new Director of Special Education

School of the Osage is proud to announce the promotion of Mrs. Rachel Bullock as Director of Special Education.  Mrs. Bullock has been a teacher and Process Coordinator for our district for the past 11 years. Mrs. Bullock holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary and Special Education. Furthermore, Mrs. Bullock has a Master’s of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and her Specialist’s degree in Educational Leadership.  Mrs. Bullock is currently working on her Doctorate of Educational Leadership at Southwest Baptist University.

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School of the Osage Announces new High School Social Studies Teacher

School of the Osage is proud to announce the hiring of Mr. Graham Baucom as High School Social Studies Teacher.  A graduate of Eldon High School, Mr. Baucom earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Social Studies from University of Central Missouri and is currently working on his Master of Science from Northwest Missouri State.  Mr. Baucom is currently teaching Government at the Jefferson City School District.

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Superintendent's Update for May 12th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-    It’s almost time to turn up the Pomp and Circumstance. The School of the Osage proudly invites you to attend the graduation ceremony. It will be held at our football stadium, starts at 7:00 pm, and will highlight the impressive accomplishments achieved by the Class of 2021.   

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OMS Leaders of the Month

OMS Leaders of the Month for April

Congratulations to OMS Leaders of the month for April!

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Superintendent's Update for May 5th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-   

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Recent Hiring

School of the Osage Announces new Middle School Special Education Teacher 

School of the Osage is proud to announce the hiring of Ms. Meri Viebrock as Middle School Special Education Teacher.  A graduate of Camdenton High School, Ms. Viebrock earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from Missouri State University.   Ms. Viebrock is currently student teaching at School of the Osage High School.

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Robertson 2nd grade

School of the Osage Announces new 2nd Grade Teacher

School of the Osage is proud to announce the hiring of Mrs. Kasey Robertson as a 2nd grade teacher for the upcoming 2021-22 school year.  A graduate of Marshall High School in Marshall, Texas, Mrs. Robertson earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from University of Missouri.  Mrs. Robertson has been a teacher in the North Kansas City School District for the past three years where she has taught both 2nd grade and 3rd grade. 

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Mrs. Hicks-Enemark

School of the Osage Announces new Middle School Library Media Specialist 

School of the Osage is proud to announce Mrs. Jennifer Hicks-Enemark as the new Middle School Library Media Specialist.  Mrs. Hicks-Enemark has been a High School Social Studies teacher for the past two years.  A graduate of Camdenton High School, Mrs. Hicks-Enemark earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Fine Arts from Stephens College and is a Certificated Library Media Specialist. 

Prior to teaching, Mrs. Hicks-Enemark worked as a library paraprofessional at both School of the Osage Middle School and in the Camdenton R-III School District.

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Mrs. Forck

School of the Osage Announces new Family and Consumer Science Teacher 

School of the Osage is proud to announce the hiring of Mrs. Sonya Forck as a Middle School Family and Consumer Science teacher for the upcoming 2021-22 school year.  A graduate of Cole R-5 in Eugene, Mrs. Forck earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education/Middle School Education from Northwest Missouri State University and acquired her Master of Science in Secondary Guidance and Counseling from Lincoln University.   

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Art Quest Artwork

OMS Art Quest Competition Results

Congratulations to these OMS students who placed in the Student Art Quest Competition:

Aleah Lemke -  Best of Show

Grace Vogeler - Best of Division

Cadence Hunsperger - 1st Place

Addie Glover -  3rd Place

Gage Tournear - Honorable Mention

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Superintendent's Update for April 28th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-    At this week’s Board of Education meeting, a team of students from the class of 2022 presented a proposal for the 2021-2022 year. After gathering data from others in their graduating class and taking into consider the challenges that our school community has faced this year, they proposed that the theme for next year should be “CULTIVATION,” which can also be known by the phrase “Osage Cultivates.” 

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Coloring with crayons

Kindergarten Screening/Enrollment

We are currently scheduling appointments for kindergarten screening/enrollment.  Kindergarten screening/enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year is scheduled for Monday, May 3 and  May 10 at School of the Osage Heritage Elementary.  The screening is open to children that reside in the School of the Osage district who will be five years old by July 31.  Parents must bring their child’s immunization record, birth certificate and 2 proofs of residency for enrollment.  

Please call 573-365-5341 to schedule an appointment.

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Superintendent's Update for April 22nd

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-   

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House Artwork

UCM Art Gallery Participants

Congratulations to the following Students for participating at the UCM High School Student Exhibit.

Please visit the following site to see what the show looked like! https://ucmgallery.com/2021-high-school-competitive-art-exhibition/

 

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Bailey Womble

School of the Osage Announces new Special Education Teacher 

School of the Osage is proud to announce the hiring of Ms. Bailey Womble as Special Education Teacher at Heritage Elementary.  A graduate of St. Clair High School, Ms. Womble earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from University of Missouri. Ms. Womble has most recently taught special education at the Special School District in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Logan Weber

School of the Osage welcomes back Special Education Teacher

School of the Osage is proud to announce the hiring of Mrs. Logan Weber as Special Education Teacher at Heritage Elementary.  A graduate of Cole R-1 in Russellville, Mrs. Weber earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Lincoln University. Mrs. Weber was a Special Education Teacher for School of the Osage for 4 years and has most recently been employed at the Special Learning Center.  Please welcome Mrs. Weber back to School of the Osage.

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Nichole Hanks

School of the Osage Announces new Middle School Social Studies Teacher 

School of the Osage is proud to announce the hiring of Mrs. Nichole Hanks as Middle School Social Studies Teacher.  A graduate of School of the Osage, Mrs. Hanks earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Columbia College.

Mrs. Hanks is coming to School of the Osage from the Jefferson City Public School District where she has been teaching 6th grade Science. Mrs. Hanks also completed her student teaching at School of the Osage Middle School.

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Tom Guinn

School of the Osage Welcomes New Activities Director 

School of the Osage is proud to announce the hiring of Tom Guinn as the next School of the Osage Activities Director.   Mr. Guinn holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Sports Management and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Communication Studies, both from Fontbonne University.  Furthermore, Mr. Guinn has a Master’s of Arts degree in Education – Curriculum and Instruction from Fontbonne University and a Master’s of Science degree in Education Administration from Southwest Baptist University.   

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Business Leadership at SOTO High School

The Business Leadership classes at School of the Osage have been working diligently on service-learning projects. These projects were student created, planned, organized, and implemented to benefit local charities of their choice. We are proud to announce that “Volley-4-Victims” raised $270 to donate to Kids Harbor and “Pies for Pets” raised $330 for the Dogwood Animal Shelter. That is a total of $600 that OHS students have raised for our community while learning communication, leadership, responsibility, finance, and critical thinking skills.

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Superintendent's Update for April 14th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-    As we near the completion of this school year and the stretch of time that includes state testing, spring sports, awards assemblies, and graduation preparation, I want to spend a little time in this update (and a few future ones) inviting you “on campus” to tour various areas of your community schools.   

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Facility Tours - OHS Auditorium

Welcome to the first installment of a series of Facilities videos aimed at familiarizing parents and community members with our facilities. The OHS Auditorium has a long rich history of student performances and events. Check out the OHS Auditorium as it stands today, and look back on some of the past performances that keep this part of our school near and dear to our hearts. 

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Senior Dinner & Scholarship Updates

Senior parents, the senior dinner and scholarship ceremony on Wednesday, May 12, will now be starting at 6:30 p.m. at the high school (instead of 5:00 p.m.).  Please see the attached letter for all senior graduation activities.  

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OMS Leaders of the Month for March

Congratulations to the OMS March Leaders of the Month

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Best of Show by Aleah Lemke

Lake Area Arts Council Art Quest Competition

Lake Area Arts Council hosted The Student Art Quest Exhibit in which consists of 18+ schools competing for awards. Divisions are divided up on age and subject matter in some cases. 

Viewing of the Art Show is located next to Stonecrest Book and Toys Monday-Saturday 10AM- 3PM. There will be an open awards ceremony April 25th starting at 2PM. 

Please Congratulate the following Osage students who have placed this year. 

Paige Davis - 1st Place Photography, Ozark Scenes

Allison Simpson - 3rd Place Photography, Creative

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Deca Students

DECA Awards

Throughout the month of March DECA members competed in various District and State competitions

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Superintendent's Udate for April 7th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-    As you may know, for the past five years our district has had a “word” of the year: HOPE (16-17), STRENGTH (17-18), GRATITUDE (18-19), SUCCESS (19-20), and OPPORTUNITY (20-21). These words have typically just somehow evolved out of the previous year. The annual word gives us a theme that allows us to connect to the past while resetting to the new academic year to come. It is also a unifying factor among the different grade levels throughout our district.  

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April - Month of Military Chld

April: Month of the Military Child

April marks the Month of the Military Child, when our Nation pays tribute to the resilience and tenacity of our military children; over 2 million active duty, National Guard, Reserve and children of veterans who did not make the choice to serve, but live each day supporting their brave parents.  These young people live out the words of the poet John Milton, “they also serve who only stand and wait.”  We see their service and thank them for it.

~Whitehouse.gov

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Osage Middle School Leaders of the 3rd Quarter

Congratulations to the OMS Leaders of 3rd Quarter!

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Superintendent's Update for March 31st

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-    We found out last week that our student, senior Grace Martin, was accepted into the US Naval Academy located in Annapolis, Maryland. Grace was chosen over thousands of other applicants. The USNA is a highly selective service academy. Many apply; few are chosen.   

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MSHSAA Festival Music Festival Results

Last week we competed in the Virtual Solos and Small Ensembles for MSHSAA Festival and

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Blair Kurtz

School of the Osage Announces new 4th Grade Teacher

School of the Osage is proud to announce the hiring of Miss Blair Kurtz as 4th Grade Teacher.  A graduate of Camdenton High School, Miss Kurtz earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Missouri State University and is currently working on her Master's of Science in Literacy from Missouri State University.  Miss Kurtz is currently a student teacher at the Camdenton Hawthorn Elementary School.

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Clint Hague

School of the Osage Announces new Transportation Director

School of the Osage is proud to announce the selection of Mr. Clint Hague as Transportation Director.  Mr. Hague has been the Activities Director for the past four years.  A graduate of Chillicothe High School, Mr. Hague earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physical Education from Central Missouri State University.  He also holds a Master’s of Education degree in Administration, as well as a Specialist degree in Administration, both from William Woods University.  

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Mackenzie Blythe

School of the Osage Announces new Middle School Math Teacher

School of the Osage is proud to announce the hiring of Miss Mackenzie Blythe as Middle School Math Teacher.  A graduate of Cole R-V in Eugene, Miss Blythe earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Missouri State University. Miss Blythe previously taught at Eldon.

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Ericka Armstrong, OHS Assistant Principal

School of the Osage Announces new High School Assistant Principal

School of the Osage is proud to announce the hiring of Mrs. Ericka Armstrong as High School Assistant Principal.  A graduate of Summersville High School, Mrs. Armstrong earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Secondary Education, English from Missouri State University.  She also holds a Master’s of Arts degree in Educational Administration from William Woods University and a Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Arkansas University.  Mrs. Armstrong is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Evangel University in Springfield, MO.

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Glow Art Project

Superintendent's Update for March 24th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-   

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Students watching Mike Hopkins

Superintendent’s Updates for March 10th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-    Yesterday, some of our high school students were able to livestream with NASA astronaut and Osage alumni, Colonel Mike Hopkins, who is currently serving as Commander of the SpaceX Crew Dragon, named Resilience, which launched November 15, 2020. Our students asked questions and received answers as they interacted with him in real time. It’s not everyday that we’ve got the Cummings Auditorium on speed dial with the International Space Station.   

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OMS Leaders of the Month for February

Congratulations to the OMS Leaders of the Month for February!

 

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All State Choir

Congratulations to our students selected for Missouri All-State Choir!!  This was all done virtually and through zoom(sight-reading).  It was a unique platform to have singers audition but I'm thankful for the students' commitment and flexibility!  

Elizabeth Groos -Soprano

Emelia Miller- Alto Alternate

Hattie Barrieau- Alto Alternate

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Tech Tribe Student working on coding

Superintendent's Update for March 3rd

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-    As we move toward spring, we have been working to analyze ways that we can continue to keep our COVID numbers low, while also beginning the process of slowly re-integrating our volunteers back into our buildings. We met with local health authorities this week to ensure we are continuing to collaborate and make student-centered health and safety decisions.   

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Math Contest at Cole Camp, MO

On Saturday, Math Club traveled to Cole Camp, MO to compete in a contest against Smith Cotton, Excelsior Springs, Camdenton, California, and Warsaw. We placed 5th overall and they did great on their individual tests! Congratulations to the following students.

Word Problems 9: 5th place - Clayton Elliott Word Problems 11: 3rd place - Connor Long Word Problems 12: 4th place - Emma Taylor

Algebra 9: 5th place - Clayton Elliott

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David Dawson |  2021-22 HS principal

School of the Osage Announces new High School Principal

School of the Osage is proud to announce the promotion of Mr. David Dawson as High School Principal.  Mr. Dawson has been the High School Assistant Principal for the past two years.  A graduate of Lee’s Summit High School, Mr. Dawson earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in English/Writing, criminology, and sociology from Drury University.  He also holds a Master’s of Science degree in Secondary Guidance and Counseling, as well as a Master’s of Science degree in Secondary Educational Administration, both from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO.  Mr.

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OMS Leaders of the Month for January

Congratulations to OMS Leaders of the Month for January!

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OHS Basketball

Superintendent's Update for February 24th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-   

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Soccer Ball

2021 Youth Soccer

Youth Soccer Summer Camp Information

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Girls Basketball vs Eldon

This was a reschedule from last week and took the place of the Helias game. It was nice for us in that we got to have another home game and another game as we look to get back into playing shape after the long break. Eldon started off quicker and got out to a good lead.

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Shannon Jolley

School of the Osage Welcomes Back New Head Football Coach   

School of the Osage is proud to announce the hiring of Shannon Jolley as the next School of the Osage Head Football Coach.  The Board of Education approved Coach Jolley to serve as the Head football coach and teacher for the 2021-22 school year.  Coach Jolley earned his Bachelor’s degree in Education from Southwest Missouri State University in 1997 and his Master’s degree in Athletic Administration from William Woods University in 2010.    

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Snow

Superintendent's Update for February 17th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-    Tomorrow will be another day of out of school buildings for our students. As you know, this run of winter weather has given us the opportunity to put our full system for distance learning into use beyond Mondays. Teachers are posting new assignments by 9:00 am in Canvas and communicating via Zoom and Remind- tools with which most everyone has had extensive experience by this point.   

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Just Snow

Superintendent's Update for February 10th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-    To date, this school year has been filled with its share of joys and challenges. When I pause to think about it, the same can be said of this past week.  

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Empty Swings

Looking Back, Moving Forward

School of the Osage Response to Education in 20-21

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UE Students working in hallway

Superintendent's Update for February 3rd

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community- 

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Parent Teacher Conferences - February 22nd

February 22nd

11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Follow the links below to sign up for a zoom meeting with your student's teacher.

ECC: https://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/83c77d607a2cbefc60-earlycenter

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Superintendent's Update for January 27th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-    At Monday night’s meeting, the BOE approved the following recommendations for the 2021-2022 school year.   Mrs. Holly Birdsley - Director of Early Childhood Center and Federal Programs Dr. David Sperling - Heritage Elementary Principal Mrs. Julie Fish - Heritage Elementary Assistant Principal/504 Director Mr. Chris Wolf - Upper Elementary Principal Dr. Andria Hodge - Upper Elementary Assistant Principal Mr. Brian Dickerson - Middle School Principal

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Osage Cares

February Wellness Challenge

Welcome to Mindfulness BINGO! This month’s Wellness Challenge is to complete any 5 mindfulness activities. While they do not have to be in a row, we do ask that you try at least 2 different activities. Click on the activity for an explanation, example or sample activity.

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Varsity Girls’ Basketball vs Eldon

It was strange to be playing on a Saturday morning, but it was a good place to be: at home and playing for a third place trophy. The girls started out very well against an Eldon team that was a very different one than the team we played in early December. I was very pleased with how aggressive our guards were with the drive.

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