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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  

Back to School Need to Knows

School supply lists for the 2014-2015 school year are now posted on our website.  Click here to view the lists.  

High School students may pick up their 2014-2015 schedules and have their student ID picture taken in the Commons between 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on the following designated days.  Students need to bring the following items to orientation: parking application with parent signature and proof of insurance (juniors and seniors only), emergency card, and free and reduced lunch forms. 

Seniors- July 30, 2014

Juniors – July 31, 2014

Sophomores – August 4, 2014

Freshmen will be given their schedule at Freshmen Orientation on August 13, 2014.

Osage Trail Schedule Pick-up and 8th Grade Chromebook hand-out
August 7, 2014 from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Meet the Teacher Nights

Cler-Mont Elementary –August 12, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Buckner Elementary – August 12, 2014 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Elm Grove Elementary- August 11, 2014 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Indian Trails Elementary Kindergarten Only- August 11, 2014 from 5:00 -6:00 p.m.

Indian Trails Elementary 1st-4th Grades- August 12, 2014 from 4:30 -6:30 p.m.

Blue Hills Elementary – August 13, 2014 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Fire Prairie Middle School (6th Grade Only) – August 13, 2014 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Fire Prairie Middle School (5th Grade Only) – August 12, 2014 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Osage Trail Middle School- August 11, 2014 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Early Childhood Center – August 13, 2014 from 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Career & Technology Center-August 12, 2014 at 6:15 and 7:15 p.m.



Fire Prairie Middle School will hold an orientation session for 5th graders on August 13, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Students will ride their regular bus and will be greeted by staff when they arrive at Fire Prairie.

Osage Trail Middle School will hold an orientation session for 7th graders on August 13 from 7:30-9:30 a.m.  Students will ride their regular bus and will be greeted by staff when they arrive at Osage Trail.  Please do not send school supplies with students.  

Fort Osage High School will hold an orientation session for 9th graders on August 13, starting at 7:30 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center.  Students will ride their regular bus and will be greeted by staff when they arrive.


Around the District 

The Fort Osage community is invited to a meet and greet reception in honor of our new Buckner Elementary School principal, Karen Hile.  This will be your chance to talk with Mrs. Hile and welcome her to the Fort Osage family.  Join us Tuesday, August 5 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at Buckner Elementary School.  

Volleyball tryouts for Fort Osage High School students will start August 4 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.  Each player must have a current physical prior to being able to tryout.  

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.  

 Join us for Fort Family Fun Days Back to School Bash on August 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Join us for a free family event featuring lots of activities, health resources, food, entertainment, and much more. Click here for complete details or visit the website by clicking here.  

 Around Town

The 3rd Annual Buckner Rodeo will take place August 1st and 2nd.  The Youth Rodeo is Friday night and the Adult Rodeo Saturday night.  Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and events start at 8:00 p.m. both nights.  Admission is $10 for 13 years old and up and kids 12 and under are free. 

Fort Osage and Independence students in grades 3 through 7  are invited to participate in a co-ed youth volleyball league.  Click here for complete details.  The deadline to register is August 12, 2014.  

 The Buckner Festival in the Valley Committee is looking for youth groups to help run games at the Festival in the Valley September 19 and 20.  If your group is interested in raising money while having fun at the same time, contact Tonia Richardson at or 816-699-3454 for more information and a game form.

Matt Ford is hosting a Drive 4 UR Community event benefiting Baby Grace on Saturday, August 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Come to Matt Ford and take a no-strings-attached test drive with a Baby Grace volunteer and Ford will donate $20 to Baby Grace.   

Stone Church Preschool is now enrolling.  Join the open house on August 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Click here for days, rates, and more complete details.       

Joy Preschool is now enrolling for fall 2014.  There will be open houses on August 4 and August 11.  Click here for complete details on how to get signed up for fall.  

The Buckner Festival in the Valley is hosting a parade on September 20 at 10:00 a.m.  The parade theme is 50's sock hop.  Click here to register or for more details.  

The Buckner Festival in the Valley is seeking crafters for the fall festival in September.  Booth space is free.  Click here for more details or contact Cheryl Burkett at 816-550-3659.    

Alumni News

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

The class of 1969 is planning their 45th class reunion on August 8 and 9.  Click here for complete details on the weekend.  

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 classes of 1977,1978, and 1979 are planning a reunion for August 16, 2014.  The reunion is scheduled from 6:00-11:00 p.m. at Town Pavilion (1111 Main Kansas City, MO).  For more information, please contact the committee at  You can also follow along on Facebook at FOHSClasses of 77/78/79 Reunion or call Debra Barnett at 816-868-8513.  

The Class of 1984 is planning their 30 year reunion for July 25-27, 2014.  Click here for details. Click here to order your tickets.   

The Class of 2004 is planning their ten year reunion for August 29 and 30.  Friday reconnect at the Fort Osage High School football game.  August 30 join us at 7:00 p.m. at Brew Top Pub and Patio.  Click here for complete details.  

Check out the latest alumni newsletter by clicking here.  

For Sale

 Complete P90x workout DVD set and nutrition guide for sale.  Asking $70.  Contact Stephanie Smith at 650-7019 or for more complete details.  

2005 Cougar 5th wheel camper for sale.  28 foot, sleeps 8, all items such as kitchenware and hoses are included.  Asking price is $12,500.  Please call 816-665-1106 and ask for Rick or call 816-806-1726 and ask for Alvin.  

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