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.
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
Carly Ward is our next example of senior excellence. Carly will graduate in May from School of the Osage High School summa cum laude, with a GPA over 4.0. Carly has taken numerous dual credit and AP courses to prepare her to be successful at Millikin University in Illinois where she will major in Biomedical Engineering.
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!
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
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.
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.