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Grades 9-12: School Starts August 26
Grades K-8: School Starts August 31

K-12 Student Registration

Week of August 10th – 13th

Monday - Thursday
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
1:00 PM to  4:00 PM

Wednesday Evening
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

K-6th Supply List

The Supply List for the Elementary School is now available online!

2015-2016 Yearly Academic Calendar

The 2015-16 school year calendar is here! Click here to download/print a copy (pdf).

Congratulations!

These students each won a KINDLE from The Grande Ronde Valley Masonic Lodge #56!

There will be more given away in the fall. Students must read 10 books, complete an entry form and turn it in to their teacher. Entry forms will be available in each classroom KG-6 when we resume in the fall.

Students pictured, left to right are:

  • Kindergarten: Harley Phoenix
  • Third Grade: Caleb Morrison
  • First Grade: Jodee Baxter
  • Sixth Grade: Riley Later

There were no entries from second grade, fourth grade or fifth grade.

New Phone Lines for Union Schools

Union School District has changed their phone system to better accomodate call volume. 

Please refer to the following numbers:

  • Union Elementary 541-562-5278
  • Union High School 541-562-5166
  • Union School District Office 541-562-6115

2015-2016 Fiscal Year Budget

The budget for the fiscal year 2015-2016 was prepared in accordance with current laws and regulations and with direction from the Board of Directors. The overall budget as presented by the budget officer is in balance at this time and no staffing reductions are being recommended. While that is positive news in light of the last few years, the district can still not afford to add course offerings or reduce class sizes.

Enrollment in the district seems to have stabilized over the last couple of years allowing for a measure of predictability in resources. However, the retirement of a number of senior employees has reduced our experience rating, in turn reducing the amount of money we receive from the state per student. When coupled with the 7.2 billion State School Fund expectations, the District was able to handle the decreasing adjustment by reducing multiple line-item expenditures. Many of these items were possible due to the Cool Schools Program where we were able to reduce our heating and electrical costs as well as pay down the loan through the sale of tax credits, reducing line-item expenditures by roughly $30,000. Other reductions included busing costs for Kindergarten, construction maintenance, maintenance equipment, and unemployment costs.

Other areas to note in this budget include an increased expenditure in technology (this is the third year in a three-year lease). This has provided a stable student lab for testing and updated staff computers.  Property and liability insurance rates are predicted to increase between 3% and 5% as reflected in the object line 651. The balance of the budget was impacted by the hope that both the UEA and OSEA bargaining units settle at a 1.5% increase in salary as well as an increase in the curriculum bank and funding the wrestling program, as requested by the bargaining units. This would enable the district to maintain its current service level. Further, the District has budgeted $35,000 for Next Generation Science Standards textbook adoption to work toward expectations set forth by the Oregon Department of Education.

In the wake of recent years, where we have experienced multiple reductions in staff and the inability to stay up to date with curriculum adoptions, we will be able to continue the level of service that we were able to provide this 2014-2015 school year. However, we are still unable to add back the full-time services of academic counseling and media.

OSAA Participation Grant

Update: 4/21/15 - We got it!! We were one of the schools awarded the $10,000 grant from OSAA for a new weight room! We would like to say thank you to Scott Yeager and Chase Stewart for putting together the video for the interview and Greg Poor and Teresa Stratton for taking time out of there busy schedules to make this happen. 

Update: 2/10/15 - We are 1 of 8 finalists for the OSAA grant for our weightroom! We will be presenting to them in April for the final decision.

Union High School has applied for the OSAA participation grant to remodel the weight room. Students and Donors have already raised $5000 towards the project. The grant would be for $10,000. Thank You to Greg Poor for heading up the project!

National Honor Society Recognition

We want to acknowledge the outstanding excellence of our current National Honor Society Members: 

  • Carsyn Roberts- President
  • Ryann Alexander- Vice President
  • Sarah Good- Secretary/Treasurer
  • Viki McCabe
  • Keesha Sarman
  • Maggie Sheehy
  • Emma Sheehy
  • Jordan Alexander
  • Chelsie Houck

On behalf of Union High School we would like to congratulate our newly inducted members for a job well done!!

  • Elizabeth Herbes
  • Jaiden Wright
  • Brielle Wells
  • Trevor Verhelst
  • Chase Stewart
  • Katrina Richard
  • Cheyenne Pulsipher
  • Harris Lackey
  • Aaron Clark