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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 ssmith@fortosage.net.  


Around the District 

The Fort Osage High School National Art Honor Society is participating in Project Pere Noel.  For $5 you can purchase a pair of custom painted shoes for yourself, a friend, or a student in need.  Shoes will be filled with candy and delivered prior to the holiday break in December.  Click here to place your order.
 
You won't want to miss this 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 www.force-foundation.org or by clicking here.  Tickets are on sale now for $20 and include your dinner, two drinks, and the band.  

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 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.  

There is still time for Punt, Pass, and Kick.  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.

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.  

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.    

The Harvesters Mobile Food Pantry is coming to Fort Osage October 16.  Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. at the Harmony Heights Baptist Church.  Contact Tracy Luna at tluna@fortosage.net for more details.    


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.  

In Your Thoughts

Bill Lieb's father passed away.  

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.  

 
This and That

The Fire Science program at the Career and Technology Center needs vehicles for extrication practice and state testing.  The vehicles can be damaged and do not need to be operational, but it would be helpful if most of the window glass was still intact.  A letter acknowledging the donation for $500 per vehicle will be given.  Contact Tim Krickle at 816-650-7246 or 816-510-4415 if you can help. 


 Around Town

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.

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 lesleyc1978@gmail.com 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.  

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.     

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 gretch92883@yahoo.com for tickets.    

The Fort Osage MM3 Indian Football Team is hosting a Poker Tournament Fundraiser on October 4 at the VFW.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with the tournament starting at 7:00 p.m.  Click here for more.   

Free Flu Fridays are coming starting October 3rd.  The Jackson County Health Department is offering free flu shots to healthy adults ages 19 and over, regardless of insurance status.  The shots are available from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at 313 S. Liberty in Independence.  No appointment is necessary.  Go to jacohd.org and complete the pre-registration form to bring with you.  Click here for complete details.  

Early Education is now enrolling.  The Independence School District's Early Education is now enrolling for fall.  Services are provided throughout the Independence School District boundaries at 16 different locations.  To learn more about how to apply, please contact one of our two Early Learning Centers at: Hanthorn 816-521-5485 or Sunshine Center 816-521-5526.

Monday, October 6 is the Adult Book Group at the Buckner Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library at 7:00 p.m.  This month's book is Arranged by Catherine McKenzie.  Registration is not required.

October 8 is The Village Crafters at the Buckner Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library at 2:00 p.m.  Join in the fun and learn a new skill or bring your own project to share.  Registration is not required, but is appreciated.  

October 9 is Storytime for Families at the Buckner Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library at 10:00 a.m.  Singing, playing, reading, and writing for all ages.  Registration is not required. 

October 9 is All About Archaeology at the Buckner Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library at 7:00 p.m.  Archaeologist Gail Lundeen describes what archaeologists do and what they have to know.  Join us to see how people lived in the past.  This program is for ages 6 and up.  Registration is required. 

In home daycare in the Fort Osage School District has openings.  Mindee Snider has cared for children for 16 years.  Contact her at 816-796-8241 or 816-590-6262 or email jason.snider@sbcglobal.net.  

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 stacylstaples@gmail.com 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 stacylstaples@gmail.com if you are interested.

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