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  


Congratulations to Mindie Radford and Makaylin Vanderpool, Fort Osage FFA students, who will be receiving their American FFA Degree this November.  This is the highest honor that can be awarded.  

Congratulations to the students who made the cast for the Fort Osage High School production of The Sounds of Music.  All students are Fort Osage High School students unless noted.  Halsey Shelley, MaKayla Faiva, Jessica Perry, Alexis McGowan, Abby Cox, Mariah Mulinazzi, Sydney Martin, Bre Eison, Seta Pau, Julie Perry, Kenidy Flowers, Alexis Eager, Isabella Chinnery, Carter Behler, Sam Culver, Caroline Leeper, Eme Barker, Jacob Crozier (Osage Trail), Jessica Long, Truman Gouldsmith (Osage Trail), Lacy Goettling, Morgan Watkins (Fire Prairie), Sidney Sullivan (Indian Trails), Tyler Hervey, Erin Allen, Sam Gouldsmith, Dezi Halla, Gunnar Robaina, Drake Ford, Breck Wiley, Amy King, Wyatt Richmond, Chris Herron, Trace Pennington, Chase Matlock, and Isiah Crown.  

Tim Myers, Osage Trail teacher, and his wife Lorie welcomed a second grandson, Anthony on July 28.  

 Around the District 

Fort Osage Special Olympics is hosting an Information Meeting on Thursday, August 28 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Osage Trail Middle School.  For more details, contact Lori Benson at or 816-650-7770.  

 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, jewerly, 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.  

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.  

Enrollment is now open for Fall Adult and Community Education courses.  Courses are online or in class.  Courses include extreme couponing, photography, retirement planning, medical, technology, and much more.  Learn more by clicking here.

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 Harvesters Mobile Food Pantry is coming to Fort Osage on Thursday, August 21.  Registration and distribution is from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

The absolute last chance for Fort Osage High School seniors to have their picture taken for the yearbook and class composite is September 15 starting at 8:00 a.m.  Students can contact Mrs. Smith in PA7 for details.  

Fort Osage High School students in grades 9-11 will have picture day on September 4 in their English classes.     

 Just For Staff

Do you have an area of expertise or a hobby that you want to share?  Consider becoming a community education instructor.  Find out what it takes on September 16 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at the Career and Technology Center.

 Around Town

Community Services League invites you to join in the inaugural golf classic on September 22 at Drumm Farm Golf Club.  There will be a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m.  Proceeds raised will help neighbors in need.  Click here for more details or contact Dena Morrison at 816-912-4485.

The Buckner Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library is hosting Story Time for Families on August 28 at 10:00 a.m.  All ages are welcome and no registration is required.  The library will be closed on Monday, September 1 for Labor Day.  

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.    

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.    

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.

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.     

Alumni News

  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 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.  

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.

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

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