News on the Go
Welcome to your weekly Fort Osage newsletter.
Information is updated weekly on Wednesdays. If you have any questions,
please contact Stephanie Smith, Director of Public Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This past weekend the Fort Osage High School speech and debate team competed at the Park Hill South High School tournament. Congratulations to Riley Messer who was a semifinalist in Original Oratory. Congratulations also goes to Riley Messer and Amatay Boutte who took 4th place in Public Forum Debate.
The Fort Osage Scholar bowl team hosted its first ever in-season tournament on Saturday, November 16. The Three Trails Tournament went very well with Savannah High School winning 1st place. Fort Osage Scholar Bowl would like to say thank you to all of the parents and students who help to run the tournament.
Around the District
The Band Boosters will have a special visitor at their tree lot this Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Santa and a few elves have agreed to stop by and spread some holiday cheer. Bring the kids out to the booster lot (17513 E 24 Hwy) to have their picture taken with Santa. Cost is $2. Also, if you haven't picked out your tree yet, there is a great selection there for you to choose from. Prices are from $25 to $50. Any questions email Erica Gregory.
The Ag Science classes from the Career and Technology Center are selling Poinsettias. To place your order, click here.
Looking for the perfect holiday gift for friends, family or your office? Why not hire the Fort Osage High School choir to come carol? Click here for more information.
The Fort Osage Food Service Department is selling raffle tickets to the Kansas City Chiefs vs. the Indianapolis Colts game on December 22. Tickets are $1 each or 5 tickets for $6.00. The winner will receive two tickets in section 325 row 38 seat 17 and 18. The drawing will be held Thursday, December 19. Proceeds go to fund sending our food service managers to the School Nutrition National Conference. Tickets can be purchased from any cafeteria manager or call the food service warehouse at 650-7206.
Join Project Grad for a Christmas Carnival on December 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Fort Osage High School gym. Click here for more details.
Come to the Osage Trail Snowman Shuffle to see the vendors and shop in time for the holidays. Visit room 101 on December 5 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Click here for complete details.
The Fort Osage Baseball Winter Camp for grades 3-8 will be held December 27 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. The cost is $25. For more information, or to get registered, click here.
The Fort Osage High School Cheerleaders are holding a quilt raffle. Tickets are 1 for $1 or 6 for $5. You can purchase your tickets at various sporting events or contact coach Schwab at email@example.com or Diana Rice at 816-456-7289. Click here to see the quilt.
Project Graduation is taking orders and will send your child a letter from Santa, Frosty, Rudolph, or Mrs. Claus. Orders will be accepted through Friday, December 6. Click here for complete details.
Project Graduation is selling red carnations for Valentine's Day. Proceeds from the carnations sale go to help pay for a drug and alcohol free celebration for the class of 2014. Orders must be received by February 7. Click here for more details.
Winter Sports Season is underway. Get your complete schedule by clicking here.
The Fort Osage/Caring Communities Giving Trees went up on Monday, November 18. If you would like to adopt a child for the Christmas season, here is your chance. Visit any Fort Osage School or our Central Office and take a tag. Buy the gift and return it by December 13 unwrapped. Click here for more details. Your support is appreciated.
Project Grad is selling Wally's Nuthouse Nuts. To place an order, contact Carla Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org or 808-4032 or contact Kimberly Stick at email@example.com.
Joy Preschool is now enrolling for the Spring of 2014. The Joy Preschool meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Click here for more information.
The Independence Mayor's Christmas Concert will be held on Sunday, December 8 at 2:30 p.m. at the Community of Christ Auditorium. The Fort Osage High School choir will be performing.
The 4th Annual Fall Craft Fair is taking place at the Fort Osage Church of the Nazarene on Saturday, December 7th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Booths are available for those who are interested. Click here for more information.
The City of Buckner presents Christmas in the Park from Thanksgiving through New Years. "The Chicago Street Lights" once displayed in Blue Springs will now be displayed in the Heisler-Burns Park in Buckner. Click here for more details.
The Fort Osage Fire Protection District has obtained smoke detectors to be distributed to the residence of the Fort Osage Fire Protection District. These smoke detectors are the 10 year lithium detectors that the batteries cannot be removed from. Click here for more details.
Harvesters is coming to Heart of God Fellowship on Monday, December 9 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. There are no qualifications.
Harvard brand fooseball table, excellent condition. Asking $135.00. Contact Kathy at 816-898-6128 if you are interested.
House for rent at 18813 E. Susquehanna Ridge, Independence, MO, 64056. Ranch style, five bedroom, two full bathrooms, attached single car garage, fenced backyard. Fort Osage School District, Cler-Mont Elementary. $1,000/month rent plus damage deposit and background check. Twelve month contract required. No pets, small dogs considered. Call Ben Merithew at 816-796-0922.
2 bedroom, 2 bath house for sale in Buckner, MO. Asking price is $127,900. Click here for complete details.
Well maintained home on corner lot with open great room, kit and breakfast room area. Fenced-in backyard is perfect for family play area, very nice subdivision with neighborhood pool, clubhouse, and exercise trails. All appliances stay with home. To find out more, click here.
House for sale in the Fort Osage School District. So much has been done in terms of updates since 2011 including exterior paint, deck stained, kitchen cabinets, garage doors, appliances, and more. Look up MLS listing 1843340 for more information.
Calling all alumni, we are looking for you. Click here to complete the online form.
The class of 2004 is starting to plan their 10 year reunion. Find them on Facebook or complete our online directory form to stay up to date.