Superintendent's Update for January 26th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-   As conversations continue to be held regarding the academic calendar for the 2022-2023 school year, the draft which is nearly identical to this year’s seems to be the front runner.  The BOE and administration understand that families, staff and students would like clarity on this for planning purposes.  We are still on track to get the student calendar approved at the February 28th Board Meeting.  

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Winter One-Acts

RETOLD: Adaptations of Classic Literature

Governing Alice by C. Denby Swanson

O'Henry's The Gift of the Magi

Adapted by Fon Fory

The Devil in Sherman Marsh Based off of Christopher Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus

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Sullivan Novice Scholars Bowl Tournament

January 24th, Scholar Bowl traveled to Sullivan for the Sullivan Novice Tournament. This competition allowed only underclassmen to compete which was a great opportunity for my freshman and sophmores to gain experience. The competition was fierce, but we still managed to walk away in third place. Congratulations Scholars Bowl!

 

Zander Davis

Taylor Lasater 

Sal McKenna 

Nate Stombaugh

Zach Vogeler 

Karissa Whyte 

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Forensics at Fair Grove

Saturday the forensics team traveled to Fair Grove for our second competition of the year.  Congratulations to the following students: 

Abrielle Newhart - 5th Place: Radio Speaking

Caleb Klaus & Dex English - 5th Place: Duet Acting

Zach Vogeler & Nate Stombaugh - 4th Place: Improvisational Duet Acting

Caleb Klaus & Deacon Lipsmeyer - 2nd Place: Improvisational Duet Acting

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Osage Girls Basketball vs St. Elizabeth

This was the opening round game of our home tourney and we were playing a state ranked, 13-1 St. Elizabeth team that had beaten us by 33 one month ago. The start of the game was key for us as we couldn't let them get too far ahead. I was very pleased with the way the girls moved the ball and themselves our first few possessions.

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Osage Girls Basketball vs St. James

We knew going in that playing two state ranked teams on back to back nights was going to be very difficult, and it was. St. James is an extremely well-coached perennial power and we caught them on a very good defensive night. We may have been a bit tired from the game before and we had trouble controlling the defensive glass.

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Student working on ipad

Superintendent's Update for January 19th

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

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Court-warming shirt

Court-warming 2022

Courtwarming 2022 is on February 4th vs Versailles Tigers. Come out for the game. The theme is High School Musical. 

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Get ready to show some spirit! Each building's spirit week schedules are listed below.

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Varsity Girls’ Basketball vs St. Elizabeth

This was the opening round game of our home tourney and we were playing a state ranked, 13-1 St. Elizabeth team that had beaten us by 33 one month ago. The start of the game was key for us as we couldn't let them get too far ahead. I was very pleased with the way the girls moved the ball and themselves our first few possessions.

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ECC

Superintendent's Update for January 12th

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

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Student working

Superintendent's Update for January 5th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-   We are in the process of working on the 2022-2023 Academic Calendar, which serves as the basis for all the other work calendars that support it.  At this Monday’s BOE meeting (6:00 pm at the high school), the BOE will discuss proposed calendar considerations which include some of the following potential dates.  

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Christmas Sweaters

Superintendent's Update for December 15th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-   At the Board of Education meeting on Monday, School of the Osage Board of Education president, BJ Page, shared the following thoughts on behalf of the entire board.   Welcome all to the School of the Osage’s December Board of Education business meeting. While we recited it earlier, it bears repeating that our mission at Osage is to equip all learners to meet their maximum potential for a lifetime of success and doing so in partnership with students, families, and community.

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Superintendent's Update for December 8th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-   Students around the district are getting ready to end the semester. Final exams at the high school and middle school will be next week. Heritage, UE, and OMS are also finishing up mid-year reading and math assessments.    This month has also marked our district’s first time since before the pandemic that we’ve had a full roster of events in our schools including the following highlights:    

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Superintendent's Update for December 1st

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

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School of the Osage Awarded 21st Century Community Learning Grant Award; Announces After School Program and Coordinator

School of the Osage Awarded 21st Century Community Learning Grant Award; Announces After School Program and Coordinator 

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All Shook Up

Superintendent's Update for November 17th

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

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Veterans Day 2021

Superintendent's Update for November 10th

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

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OHS Student of the Month

Congratulations to the OHS Students of the month for October!

Noah Stephens, Madison Brown, Jacob Price, Haley Neal

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FEMA Building

Superintendent's Update for November 3rd

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-   The School of the Osage is pleased to be the recipient of Hazard Mitigation Grant Funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for a community safe room. The proposed safe room will be located behind the School of the Osage Middle School at 636 Highway 42 and will have a safe capacity of 563 persons. The district was awarded a total of $1,365,000 of federal and non-federal funds toward the facility.  

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Community Safe Room Model

FEMA Community Safe Room Plans

     School of the Osage is pleased to be the recipient of Hazard Mitigation Grant Funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for a community safe room. The proposed safe room will be located behind the School of the Osage Middle School at 636 Highway 42 and will have a safe capacity of 563 persons.

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Students dressed up for Halloween

Halloween 2021

For additional photos, check out the gallery.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/aXe8k4kXewKYivUJ7

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Superintendent's Update for October 27th

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

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Macon Marching Festival Results

The Osage Marching Indians did a great job representing Osage at our final marching competition of the year this past Saturday.  Here are the results:

 

Outstanding Music Class 4A Field

2nd Place Class 4A Field

2nd Place Class 4A Parade

1st Place Class 4A Indoor Drumline

2nd Place Class 4A Color Guard

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Band Updates

The band has had a very busy awesome couple of weeks.  We just wanted to let you all know about some of our successes the kids have had. We are so proud of the students!!!

On October 9th the Osage Marching Indians traveled to the Ozarko Marching Band festival. The Marching Indians won Third Place in the Silver Division 

On October 12th we took several students to Rolla High School to All District Band and All District Jazz Band Auditions.  Here is a list of students that made the All District Band and are eligible for All State:

Concert Band

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Transportation Safety Week

Transportation Safety Week

It's Transportation Safety week, so we thought we'd go ask some students about their experience riding the bus.

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School Bus

Superintendent's Update for October 20th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-   We have a big week coming up in the world of school- to- home communication. As you know, strong two-way communication between the classroom and families matters tremendously. That said, as anyone who has ever played phone tag knows, sometimes it can be really difficult to pull off a great connection. We have two intentional strategies to minimize frustration and bolster these important connections. 

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Senior Citizens Banquet

34th Annual Senior Citizens' Banquet

School of the Osage’s National Honor Society would like to invite all senior citizens to the 34th Annual Senior Citizens' Banquet on Thursday, November 18th. The evening will consist of Musical Performances by the Osage High School Jazz Band, Les Chanteurs, Girls Glee, and the Osage Upper Elementary Choralettes beginning at 4:45PM. The performances will be followed by dinner served at 6:00PM. The attendees are then invited to All Shook Up, presented by the Osage High School Drama Department at 7:00PM.

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Superintendent's Update for October 13th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-   Learning is an immensely social, 24/7, enterprise composed of relationships, guidance, and support. WHAT is being learned through various social interactions run the spectrum from your dinner tables, to our classrooms, to Tik-Tok, to name just a few examples. The defining relationships within each of those examples makes a tremendous difference. And, of course, we all know that due to the prevalence of social media the boundaries between life before and after the bell are getting more fuzzy by the day.   

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Award

Congratulations to the Heritage Elementary Good Citizens!

Congratulations to the Heritage Elementary Good Citizens for the month of September!

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Dr. Nelson with assistant, Lana McPheeters

Superintendent's Update for October 6th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-   The rise of social media has clearly given way to 24/7 access to entertainment- and distraction. It is more important than ever that our students are able to not only comprehend what they read but also be able to utilize reading skills to come to sound conclusions.    We have completed all of our beginning of year reading assessments. Our district goal is that 100% of students will grow at minimum one full grade level between fall and spring. 

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Osage Takes a Tough Blow from California

Game Summary and Press Release

 

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Osage Falls to Richland

Game Summary and Press Release

 

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OHS Homecoming

Superintendent's Update for September 29th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-   We have a few more weeks left this quarter and are looking forward to parent-teacher conferences at the end of October. Time is flying. There have been moments so far in this school year that have been fantastic- school spirit is high and learning abounds. But we've also been navigating the COVID challenge- which has seen infections spike and then recede.   

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Osage Can't Catch Up to Hallsville

Game Summary and Press Release

 

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Spirit week: Greece vs Greek

Superintendent's Update for September 22nd

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

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Parents as Teachers September Newsletter

Dear Caregivers,

Our bags are packed. We are ready to go! We are scheduling appointments now. We can’t wait to see everyone. We hope everyone had a great summer. There are tons of exciting things that we have planned for this school year. We can’t wait for you and your littles to be a part of all of the fun!

Thanks to everyone that came to Open “Camp” last week. We had a great turn out. It was wonderful catching up with everyone that attended. Hope your littles weren’t all hyped up on S’mores when they headed home.

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Osage Takes a Tough Blow from Blair Oaks

Game Summary and Press Release

 

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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

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

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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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Mills Campus Sign

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

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

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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!!

Facebook @SOTOOsageFest

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School Supply Lists 21-22

High School

Middle School

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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