News on the Go

  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  

Around the District 

 Mark your calendars and get ready for a Boot-Scootin' good time at the first Red Barn Bash, a boots and blue jeans benefit for the Fort Osage Education Foundation.  Entertainment will be provided by Fort Osage Alum and Country Music Artist Noe Palma.  Complete details can be found at or by clicking here.  

Make plans to attend the Fort Osage High School Arts and Crafts Festival September 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Multiple local artist and crafters will have products for sale including: garden statues, scarves, jewelry, baby items, doll clothes, artwork and prints, kitchen items, and much more.  Click here for complete details.  The festival is a fundraiser for the Fort Osage National Art Honor Society.

The Harvesters Mobile Food Pantry will visit Fort Osage on September 18.  Registration is from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at Harmony Heights Baptist Church.  

Fort Osage High School is hosting a college fair on September 18 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the practice gym.  40 schools, organizations, and military groups will be present to help you in making a decision on what you want to do after high school.  Make plans to join us.   

Be a Fort Osage Cheerleader for a day.  Students in grades K-6 can come to the Cheerleader for a Day clinic on September 27 from 9:00-1:00 a.m. at Fort Osage High School West Gym.  the cost is $30 and includes cheer instruction, stunts, dance, tee-shirt, and free pom.  Click here for details.  Registration is due September 15.  

The Fort Osage High School Basketball team is hosting an Alumni Basketball Game on October 18 for any Fort Osage Alumni who would like to participate (former player or not).  The cost is $20 and includes a t-shirt.  All proceeds go to support the basketball program.  Click here to register online.  Click here for the flyer.        

The Fort Osage High School Band Boosters will be hosting a Texas Hold'Em Poker Tournament on September 27 at the Buckner Town Hall.  Click here for more details.

The Fort Osage High School Indianettes are having a fundraiser on September 22 at Buffalo Wild Wings (20110 East Jackson Dr.).  Click here for your ticket and 10% of all sales will go back to the Indianettes.  Enjoy a good meal and help out Fort Osage.    

The Fort Osage Food Service Department is hosting a Texas Hold 'Em Tournament on Saturday, October 25 at Side Pockets in Blue Springs to raise money for their national convention.  Registration begins at 6:00 p.m. and the tournament starts at 7:00 p.m.  Click here for complete details.  

Mark your calendars for October 6th and join in the fun of planning Project Grad.  Meetings are held at Fort Osage High School in the media center from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  

Get ready for Punt, Pass, and Kick at all five Fort Osage elementary schools.  The local competitions are open for boys and girls ages 6-15.  There is no registration fee and you are welcome to participate at any school.  Click here for complete details.

The Fort Osage High School Cheerleaders will be doing a Red Racks fundraiser on Monday, September 29 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  You can bring in gently used clothing and shoes or small household items to help fill the truck.  

Help support the Fort Osage Food Service Department at McTeacher Night on Tuesday, October 28 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the McDonald's at I-70 and 7 Highway.  

You are invited to the Fort Osage Athletic Booster Club meeting on September 17 at 6:30 p.m.  Select Physical Therapy will be speaking about concussions and the importance of balance rehabilitation.  Food will be available so please RSVP to if you can come.  You can also purchase Fort Osage apparel while at the meeting.

Project Grad will be at Fort Osage High School lunch shifts September 22-October 3 with a cutest baby contest.  Senior football players will have baby pictures on display.  You can vote with money on who is the cutest baby.  The winner will be announced at Homecoming.      

Disability Awareness

The Fort Osage School District feels that one month is not enough to celebrate disability awareness and make an impact.  It's an on-going process.  Therefore, each month will focus on a disability area with web-based, comprehensive early childhood through high school resources for parents, students, and staff.  

September's focus is on ADD/ADHD.  
Have you ever been frustrated by a static filled radio station? You have to strain to hear the words,the static is distracting and the song seems incomplete. This situation is similar to what those affected by ADD/ADHD experience on a daily bases. Students with ADD/ADHD do their best to behave, sit quietly and pay attention.  Their “overcharged” brains simply will not allow them to easily fulfill these tasks. Learn more and find resources on our website by clicking here.

Just For Staff

Open enrollment for benefits will take place on October 15 and 16 at 2:45 and 4:30 in the High School Performing Arts Center.  

Costco Wholesale would like to offer employees a warehouse of savings.  If you want to join as a new member, contact Stephanie Smith for a letter to help earn you free Costco Cash Cards.  

 Around Town

Fitness Classes for Kids is offering Zumba September 11-October 2 at the Grain Valley Community Center.  Classes will be held from 5:30-6:15 p.m.  Click here for more details.  

The Buckner Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library is hosting Story Time for Families on September 18 at 10:00 a.m.  All ages are welcome and no registration is required.  Thursday, September 18 at 6:30 p.m. the library will host Teen Creativity.  Call the branch at 650-3212 to see what is planned. At 7:00 p.m. on September 18 you can learn the basics of internet use including basic terminology, how to get connected, and how to find what you are looking for online with the Internet for Beginners.  Registration is required and is open to teens and adults.  Thursday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. the library is hosting Internet Safety to help you protect yourself while surfing the web.  Registration is required.  

Monday September 29 through Saturday, October 4 the Buckner Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library will be closed for RFID conversion.  Please visit the Blue Springs North or Grain Valley Branch during that time.

Fort Osage Indians Pop Warner Cheerleaders are having a poker tournament at Side Pockets in Blue Springs on September 27. Contact Gretchen Kern at for more details.     

The 5th Annual Fall Craft Fair will be held November 15 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Fort Osage Church of the Nazarene.  Click here for more details on the event or for how to become a vendor.  

Looking for something exciting for your daughter that will help build courage, character, and confidence?  Girl Scouts is the place for her.  Troops are now forming.  For more information, contact Lesley Couch at or 816-686-2569.  

Join in the fun at the Trunk or Treat Fall Festival at the Fort Osage Church of the Nazarene.  The event will take place on October 31 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Click here for details.  

The Prudential Spirit of Community Award is now accepting applications to recognize students who contribute to the well-being of their communities.  Click here to learn more.  

Lunar Bowl is offering two youth leagues this fall.  Saturday Youth Sanctioned League is 12 weeks and starts September 6 and runs through November 29.  Ages 4-7 (with bumpers) is $8 per week and youth ages 8-20 are $10 per week.  There is a $17 sanction fee due September 13 and comes with a jersey.  There will also be a Sunday Youth 8 for $8 Club for 8 weeks.  The cost is $8 per week for 3 games.  Games start October 26 and run through December 21st.  Contact Tina Short at 816-220-7722 for more details or to sign up.    

Tiny Town Daycare is now enrolling for 2 thru 12 year olds.  We have full daycare/preschool for our 2 thru 5 year olds.  Contact Sherry McMillan at 816-796-9210.     

The Harvesters Mobile Food Pantry is coming to the Heart of Go Fellowship in Buckner on September 30 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  There are absolutely no qualifications except to come.

Building Champions Bruins U14 AAA/Major baseball team is holding a golf tournament fundraiser on Sunday, October 19.  The cost is $75 per person.  Registration starts at noon with a 1:00 p.m. start time.  Click here for more details.

The Fort Osage Pop Warner Cheer and Football are hosting a bowling fundraiser on October 12 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Lunar Bowl.  Two hours of unlimited bowling for just $15 and 50% of the tickets sales go to the program.  Contact Gretchen Kern at for tickets.      

Alumni News

Touch of Class Alumni are invited to sing the National Anthem and school song at homecoming on Friday, October 3.  Please meet in the choir room at 6:00 p.m. to rehearse.    

Calling all alumni, we are looking for you.  Click here to complete the online form.  

The class of 1994 is starting to plan their reunion.  Find them on Facebook or complete our online directory form to stay up to date. The class will meet at 5:30 on October 17th for a tour of Fort Osage High School followed by the football game vs. Raytown. October 18 the class is meeting at Lunar Bowl at 7:00 p.m. with a DJ and cash bar.    

The Fort Osage High School Basketball team is hosting an Alumni Basketball Game on October 18 for any Fort Osage Alumni who would like to participate (former player or not).  The cost is $20 and includes a t-shirt.  All proceeds go to support the basketball program.  Click here to register online. Click here for the flyer.     

Check out the latest alumni newsletter by clicking here.  

For Sale

A 5 disc set of Zumba with toning sticks brand new.  Asking $55.  Contact Stacy at if you are interested.

An off-white wedding dress size 18 in good shape.  It has a train and can be worn with or without the straps.  Asking $85.  Contact Stacy at if you are interested.

An Under Armor hoodie in brown camo size small.  Asking $45.  Contact Stacy at if you are interested.