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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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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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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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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Second Quarter leaders of the Month from OMS

Congratulations to these outstanding leaders!

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Superintendent's Update for January 20th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-    We are currently in the process of gathering information to inform decisions about next year’s calendar.   We are gathering information from the following sources.

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Girls Basketball vs Iberia

The Lady Indians were hoping to put the bad memory of the Hallsville game out of their mind and they did a great job of that against a much improved 7-4 Iberia team. The first quarter was the Sara Wolf show as she hit four three’s to lead our attack. As she would tell you, this was a team effort.

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Girls Basketball vs Plato

This was the opening game in our pool of the Osage tournament. We were playing a Plato team that we don’t see very often. They didn’t have a ton of wins, but they are well coached and have played many close games against the best their conference has to offer.

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Girls Basketball vs Hallsville

This game seemed very familiar, but not in a good way. On Friday our girls shot the ball extremely well against Buffalo and did just about everything right in the first half. The same thing happened in this game, but it was Hallsville that shot well and did most everything correctly.

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Superintendent's Update for January 13th

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

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Attendence Update/ Schedule Change

Our attendence guidelines will be moving from a Category 1 to a Category 2 starting today for our home events. This will increase the number of fans that can attend home events, as well as allowing the return of the pep band, tribe, etc... for more details, please click here.  This will only be for home events, we will still follow the host school guidelines when traveling to away games. 

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Girls Basketball vs Buffalo

The Lady Indians hoped to continue their recent string of strong play when Buffalo came to town on Friday. Both teams came in 4-5 on the year and both have been playing much better after slow starts. To say that our girls came out firing on all cylinders would be an understatement.

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Student of the Month

Congratulations Heritage Elementary Good Citizens

December was a good month to be kind. These Good Citizens did an exceptional job. Congratulations, Good Citizens.

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Varsity Girls vs Linn, MO

For our first game in 19 days a much-improved Linn team came to Osage. We hoped to continue our hot shooting from the previous game, but after such a long layoff, you never know. We started a bit sluggishly and let their best player get some open looks. We were down 8-4 and took a timeout.

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OMS December Leaders of the Month

Congratulations December Leaders of the month at the OMS!

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Christmas at SOTO

Superintendent's Update for January 6th

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

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Fwd: Heritage Newsletter 12--18-20

INCLEMENT WEATHER:When school closes due to inclement weather a robo call will go out to the parents/guardians so please make sure your numbers are current.  It will NOT go out to the emergency contacts.  Please keep this in mind.  You can also check school closings at the stations listed on the January lunch menu.  

OFP MEETING: OFP meets the first Tuesday of every month.    The next meeting is January 5 at 8:30am via Zoom.  For more information contact [email protected]

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BOE & Teachers

Superintendent's Update for December 16th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-    In August, it seemed doubtful that we would make it through the semester without some type of building closure. Because of your support, patience, and extra-effort, we’ve made it the entire semester with all buildings AND classrooms open. This year has certainly been one for the record books. Like some of you, I am not going to be sad to see it take a bow and leave the stage.   

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November Leaders of the Month at OMS

Congratulations to OMS Leaders of the Month!

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Update

Tonights HS Girls at Camdenton will be as follows: 4:30 Start 9th - 2 quarters JV-  Full Game Varsity - Full Game Read More >>

Schedule Change for MS Boys Basketball 12/14/20

The 7th grade boys basketball game vs Lebanon at Osage has been rescheduled for 1/5/21 5:30 at Osage MS  due to covid on their end. (you will be notified when rescheduled) The 8th grade will still play at 5:30 pm at Osage MS.  

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Superintendent’s Update for December 9th

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

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November Good Citizens at Heritage Elementary

Congratulations to November Good Citizens!

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Holiday Bazaar

Superintendent's Update for December 4th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-    As you may have noticed, guidance regarding quarantines has been adjusted at the state level. I wanted to make sure that you were aware of these changes.    Please note the following updates for close contact quarantining for staff and students per the Miller County Health Department:  Reduced Quarantine Options for residents in school, effective 12/2/2020  

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OHS Theatre

Superintendent's Update for December 2nd

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday! It’s been a truly unique (if not crazy) year. But as our Osage Team made it back safely after a few days away, we agree that there is so much for which to be grateful. Your support, understanding, and generosity have been instrumental in the success of this year to date. THANK YOU!   

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Varsity Girls’ Basketball Vs. California

The Lady Indians opened up the conference tourney as the sixth seed against the three seed California. Both seed numbers speak to how tough this conference is. California was ranked as high as number 3 in the state last year and comes in as the third best team.

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Upper Elementary Archers

Superintendent's Update for November 18th

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

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Superintendent's Update for November 18th

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

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Superintendent's Update for November 11th

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

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Student for Veterans Day

Superintendent's Update for November 4th

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

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Heritage Elementary Stuents

Superintendent's Update for October 28th

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

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OMS Leaders of the Quarter

Congratulations OMS Leaders of the Quarter!

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OHS Student of the Month

Congratulations to our OHS Students of the month for September. These students were selected by staff because of their hard work, dedication, and positive attitudes!

Ava Maupin

Alexa Mistler

Taylor Wickham

Anthony Alberti

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#OsageCaresMoveChallenge

Superintendent's Update for October 21st

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

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Golf State

Congratulations to Allstate medalists Hanna Maschhoff and Sophia Sindlinger. Hanna turned in scores of 83, 85 for the two day tournament earning 10th place and Sophia scored 85, 86 for 11th  place.  Congratulations to Sydney Riley for her third trip to the State competition.   Read More >>

September Leaders of the Month

Congratulations September Leaders of the Month!

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SOTO Cross Country

SOTO Cross Country News

Our SOTO Cross Country Teams had a great day at the Tri-County Conference Meet. Our Middle School Boy's Team earned 1st in Conference!!! High School Women's and Men's teams both placed 2nd. Middle School Girl's team got 4th. 

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Football

OHS Football Safety Measures

Safety Measures for School of the Osage Home Football Games

In an attempt to make our Friday night football game experience safe and more enjoyable for everyone, we ask that you take a look at the following guidelines that continue to be in place for all Friday Night Football home games:

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Kids on playground

Superintendent's Update for October 14, 2020

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

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Girls Golf to State

Congratulations to Sydney Riley, Hanna Maschhoff, and Sophia Sindlinger for medaling at our district tournament today. They will advance to the State tournament next Monday and Tuesday.  Read More >>

Congratulation Girls Golf

Congratulations to Sydney Riley, Hanna Maschhoff, and Sophia Sindlinger for medaling at our district tournament today. They will advance to the State tournament next Monday and Tuesday.  Read More >>
Art at the UE

Superintendent's Update for October 7, 2020

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-    We are nearing the completion of the first academic quarter of our school year! To ensure a strong finish we have implemented a plan for make-up Monday, which is coming up on October 12. All across the district, teachers will have the same message posted in Canvas accounts on Friday reminding students that they are available to provide individualized guidance and feedback via Zoom and Remind on 10/12/20. (Students who are fully caught up get to enjoy a well-deserved day off from distance learning protocols.)

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Heritage September Good Citizens for Honesty

Congratulations to September's Good Citizens!

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Superintendent's Update for September 30th

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

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Superintendent's Update for September 23rd

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-    Last week, this update included a link requesting input on what you think is going well and what we can do to improve. We received approximately 30 responses. While this might not be indicative of the feelings of the entire Osage family, we think it is enough to call it a decent “temperature check.” (I know, too soon- but I couldn’t resist.)   

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Students cheering at a Football game

Superintendent's Update for September 16th

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

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Superintendent's Update for September 9th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-    It’s with great relief that we have moved from the challenge of getting schools open to keeping them open. But as you probably know too, planning for extra sanitation, extra mask use, and social distancing in theory feels really different from practicing them vigilantly for a real cause.   

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OHS Entry Way

Superintendent's Update for September 2nd

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-    We have received notification that two Osage High School students have tested positive for COVID-19. We are cooperating with the local health departments to aid in the contact tracing, which has already started and is expected to be wrapped up by tomorrow. You will be contacted directly by the health department if you or your student is considered a close contact.  

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Superintendent's Update for September 2nd

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-    We have received notification that two Osage High School students have tested positive for COVID-19. We are cooperating with the local health departments to aid in the contact tracing, which has already started and is expected to be wrapped up by tomorrow. You will be contacted directly by the health department if you or your student is considered a close contact.  

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Superintendent's Update for August 28th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-    As we wrap up this first week and look forward to week two, I wanted to share a few reminders.   

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Osage Flags

Superintendent's Update 8/27

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

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Student's Working

Superintendent's Update for August 19th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-    It is very exciting to be writing this today, less than a week away from our first scheduled day of classes for 2020-2021. Our team is so happy to have the OPPORTUNITY to welcome students back to our campuses on Tuesday! We are ready to move forward, and we stand committed to supporting you in as many ways as we possibly can.   

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Superintendent's Update for August 12th

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

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Superintendent's Update 7/29

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

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Superintendent's Update: July 8

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

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