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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Just In
Due to missing school on Monday because of weather conditions, the last day of school is now Friday, May 30. It is an early release day for students.
Thursday, March 6 is National Principal Appreciation Day. Fort Osage is thankful for our administrators and everything they do for our students, staff, and community.
This weekend is Daylight Savings so make sure to spring your clocks forward 1 hour before heading to bed Saturday night.
Around the District
Have you heard of the Scholar Athlete Award? The Fort Osage Athletic Booster Club are excited to announce the new recognition for student athletes who excel in the classroom. Join the celebration on Wednesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school media center. The celebration will include dinner and the awarding of the Scholar Athlete Letters. Please RSVP to Becky Dudley at email@example.com if you plan to join us.
The Fort Osage High School volleyball coaches are holding a Youth Clinic starting in March for 2nd through 7th graders. Registration can be taken at the clinics or mailed in advance. The cost is $5 per clinic or $25 to attend all six. Click here for complete details or to register.
Join Buckner Elementary School (March 6) and Cler-Mont Elementary School (March 13) for McTeacher Night from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the McDonald's at I-70 and 7 Highway. A portion of the night's sales will go back to the schools. You can also help to support Ronald McDonald House by bringing in canned food items or toiltery items. Kids who bring in items to donate will receive a free ice cream cone.
Are you looking to have some fun this winter? Join Fort Osage PAVE at the Ice Rink at the Independence Events Center. For $2 a person you can come skate with Fort Osage on March 6 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Click here to get your free tickets.
Do you have a teacher who has made a difference in your life or the life of your child? Thank a Million Teachers is an initiative from Farmers Insurance that lets you leave a thank you note for a teacher. In turn, the thank you note makes the teacher eligible for a $2,500 grant for their classroom. Click here to thank a teacher.
Fort Osage is hosting kindergarten enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year on Tuesday, April 15 from 12:30-7:00 p.m. for all incoming kindergartners and their parents. A kindergarten enrollment packet is available now at all district elementary schools and on the district website. Click here for complete details.
To highlight the importance of the A+ Program there is an exclusive prize drawing for A+ students. Students who are using, or have used, A+ funds to attend a post-secondary institution, are invited to enter the promotion until March 12. Click here for complete details.
Elm Grove is hosting a McTeacher Night on April 7 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the 24 and 291 location. This was originally scheduled for Monday, March 3. A portion of all sales will go back to Elm Grove.
Students at the CTC and Indian Trails who earned certificates from the Mavericks, you can redeem those for the March 11, March 23, or March 25 games. This is a change from what is printed on your certificate due to game cancellations because of weather.
Are you interested in being a commencement speaker at graduation? Seniors if you are, the information will be available starting March 10 in the high school office.
Parent/Teacher conferences are taking place the week of March 10th. Contact your school for their specific schedule and to make your appointment.
Congratulations to the Osage Trail Middle School band for their results at the Annual Middle School Large Ensemble Band Festival last weekend. The 7th grade Concert Band earned an overall 1- rating. The 8th grade Symphonic Band earned an overall 2 rating. They are now preparing for the Worlds of Fun Festival in May.
Fort Osage High School students Nehemiah Deason and Kai Chapin took 2nd place in Due Interpretation at the NDSA Heart of America District Speech Tournament. They have qualified and will represent Fort Osage at the National Tournament June 16-20 in Overland Park, KS.
Betty Lennox, former Fort Osage High School standout and WNBA Star, is hosting a basketball clinic for guards/small forwards March 17-19 at the East Side Baptist Church. A $50 donation per child and pre-registration is due March 14. Click here for complete details.
Nominate a young volunteer for up to $10,000 in scholarships from the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program. Nominations must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on March 14, 2014. Information about the program and upcoming deadlines will be sent via email. For more information, visit kohls.com/cares.
The Fort Osage Indian Athletic Association is gearing up for 2014 Summer Baseball. Exciting T-Ball and baseball programs for boys and girls ages 4 to 14 with any level skills will be offered. Click here for complete details and to get signed up. The deadline to register is March 15.
Spring sign-ups are underway for the Soccer Association of Independence. Recreational and competitive teams are offered for ages 3-high school. Click here for complete details and to get signed up.
The Independence Park Trot Walk/Run is a free event for families on Saturday, May 3 at Waterfall Park in Independence. Click here for complete details on joining in the fun.
The community is invited to the Wellness and Health Expo on Saturday, March 8 at Van Horn High School from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
The Buckner 2nd Annual Smoke Out In the Valley is taking place on June 21 and 22 in downtown Buckner. Get your entry in early to guarantee a space. Click here for complete details or call 816-699-3454.
Lunar Bowl is proud to be offering a 4-week Bowling 2.0 program starting Sunday, March 16 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. This free program is designed upon knowledge and best practices from across the industry. The first 30 minutes takes place in a classroom setting and the final hour takes place on the lanes. Call Lunar Bowl at 220-7722 to register.
Looking for a place for your kids to attend a camp over the summer or a place for your next event, Lunar Bowl is the place to go. Lunar Bowl can accommodate any event such as class reunions, family reunions, graduation parties, birthday parties, church and school lock-ins, company events, and more. For more information, contact Tina Short at 220-7722 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan Shop Mo Sports in Liberty is hosting Fort Osage alumni EJ Gaines in an autograph session. Check out their facebook page for complete details.
Girl Scouts invites you and your family to join in a special party celebrating Girl Scouts 102nd birthday. The party is taking place March 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Blackburn Elementary. There will be goodie bags for every girls who attends, and if you register to be a girl scout that night you get your name placed in a drawing for some awesome door prizes. Click here for complete details.
1978 Chevrolet Corvette 25th Anniversary Edition for sale. Automatic, 2-tone silver with black interior and t-tops with 78,000 miles. Asking price $9,250. To view photos to to ebay.com, item #251452742795. Call or text David at 816-786-0502 for more information.
Just for Staff
Details on the Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun staff discount can be found in the staff workroom on the website, were emailed out to all staff, or can be found by contacting Stephanie Smith at email@example.com.
Fort Osage staff can receive a special discount on Schlitterbahn tickets. Contact Stephanie Smith for the promo code or visit the staff workroom.
For a limited time, school employees can get their taxed done for free at Liberty Tax through March 9. Returning customers get a 30% discount.
Congratulations to D'Vante Mosby, Fort Osage class of 2013, who was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Freshman Player of the Year. Mosby attends William Jewell College and plays basketball.
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. Plans so far include a tour of Fort Osage High School on October 17th followed by the football game vs. Raytown.
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 FOHSreunadmi19777879@gmail.com. You can also follow along on Facebook at FOHSClasses of 77/78/79 Reunion or call Debra Barnett at 816-868-8513.
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