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  

This Just In
The Board of Education approved the 2015-2016 school year calendar.  Click here for your copy of the student calendar.    


This past weekend the Fort Osage High School speech and debate team competed in the Lincoln Southwest Invitational where Sydney Martin and Jessica Long took 3rd place in Duo Interpretation.  The following novice students competed at Truman High School and were awarded metals: Mariah Mulinazzi, Miche'la Lemons, Ethan Morrow, Alexis Cook, Quinn Foose, Jessica Tribble, Tristan Baugher, Afton Harper, Elayna Bostwick, Chaya Jensen, Chris Adams, Elias Vaoifi, and Patrick Kelly.

The Fort Osage High School Wrestling team has brought home two wins this week.  The team beat Blue Springs and North Kansas City.  

Around the District 

CTC is hosting an open  house on February 3 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for Fort Osage High School students in grades 8-11 who are interested in learning more about what CTC has to offer.  

Mark your calendars for the next Project Grad Auction on Saturday, February 14 at 10:00 a.m. till all items are gone.  Items are coming in daily including household items, event tickets, gift cards and more.  You can even donate items to the cause.  Click here for complete details.  

Cler-Mont is starting a new after school Lego club.  If you have any gently used Legos that you are willing to donate, you can drop them off at Cler-Mont or call Tracy Luna at 650-7365 to arrange for pick up.  

The Fort Osage High School Indianettes are selling 2015 KC Royals packages for $39.99, worth over $400.  Click here for complete details.   

Spring Adult and Community Education Classes are now enrolling.  New classes include Pinterest Interest, Auto Painting, Extreme Couponing, Google Drive for Beginners, Tackle Your Tablet, Ipad/iPhone, and much more.  You can learn about all the classes by clicking here.  

The CTC Law Enforcement/Crime Scene Investigations program has put together a team for the Special Olympics Polar Plunge in Kansas City on January 31.  The team is named "Frozen Donut Patrol." Please consider making a donation to a great cause at  

The Fort Osage High School Cheerleaders are selling chances for a t-shirt quilt at all winter sports games.  If you are not able to attend a game, but would like to purchase a ticket, you can contact Diana Rice at  The chances are 1 ticket for $1 or 6 tickets for $5.  The quilt will be awarded during the 1/2 time of the Courtwarming game.   

KC Auto CarStar in Blue Springs is offering a program whereas they will make a donation to the Fort Osage Activities Fund for any Indians supporters who get their Auto Body repairs done at KC Auto CarStar.  Just mention you cheer for the Indians and Fort Osage High School will get a donation!

The next Project Grad meeting will take place on February 9 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Fort Osage High School media center.  Anyone who is interested in helping to plan this great night for seniors is invited to attend.   

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.  The focus for January is Cerebral Palsy.  
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a disorder that affects muscle tone, movement, and motor skills (the ability to move in a coordinated and purposeful way). CP is usually caused by brain damage that occurs before or during a child's birth, or during the first 3 to 5 years of a child's life.  The brain damage that leads to cerebral palsy can also lead to other health issues, including vision, hearing, and speech problems, and learning disabilities. ~Kids Health.Org. Learn more at FOSD’s Disability Awareness Site at

Just For Staff

Fort Osage employees can save money on joining the Friends of the KC Zoo.  Contact Stephanie Smith for more details.  

 Around Town

Sign-ups are underway for the Fort Osage Indian Athletic Association 2015 Spring Baseball.  FOIAA is inviting all young ball players in the community to learn baseball fundamentals and team work.  They offer t-ball, machine pitch, and kid pitches from ages 4 to 14.  Click here for details.

The Heart of America Pop Warner Flag Football 2015 Season is getting ready to start.  Sign-ups are taking place at Dick's Sporting Goods on February 21 and 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The season begins April 11.  Click here for complete details.    

The Emergency Managers of Eastern Jackson County are proud to host Severe Storm Weather Training presented by the National Weather Service, of Pleasant Hill on March 3, 2015 at the Crown Point Church at 7:00 p.m.  Click here for complete details on the training.  

 The Gifted Association of Missouri District B Teacher Workshop is being held on February 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The session is entitled Exploring Critical Issues in Gifted Education.  Click here for complete details.

The Independence Park Trot 5K run/walk is taking place May 2 at 8:00 a.m. at Waterfall Park.  There is no registration fee to participate.  This free event includes a kids' fun run and food.   Click here for complete details.  

The Independence School District's Early Education is now enrolling for Fall.  To learn more about how to apply, contact Hanthorn at 816-521-5485 or Sunshine Center at 816-521-5526.

Lunar Bowl is a great place to host your next fundraiser, graduation party, and class reunion.  With 32 lanes of bowling, arcade, conference room, and Blue Moon Lounge there is everything you need.  Click here to view the fundraiser options or contact Tina Short at 816-220-7722 or to book your next event.    

Alumni News

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

The class of 1965 is looking for lost classmates to invite them to the next reunion.  If you have contact information for: Sue Bay, Elizabeth Brockmeyer, Judy Brown, John Cooper, Diana Curtis, Janice Dagley, Anita Dewitt, Tom Downs, Marilyn Durbin Jenkins, Sharon Fanning, Mike Ford, Charles Freeman, Frank Gibson, Lois Dian Gordon, Michael Hamilton, Glenda Howell, Kay Killingsworth, Nancy Leighton, Jerry Mallicoat, Gary McCrorey, Glenda Newell, Cheryl Ryan, Ferra Sandlin, Jerry Sharp, Mitchell Smith, or Jerry Young please let the class know.  You can contact Corrine (Dieckman) Twiehaus at 816-650-5602 and leave a message.  

For Sale

Beautiful large family ranch that is very open inside.  Much bigger than it looks and is very neat and roomy.  Includes a 2 car detached garage that makes a great man cave.  Has 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms in a quiet secluded neighborhood in Buckner.  Ready to move in, no work needed.  Asking $113,900.  Contact David at 816-863-9488 if you are interested.