Iberia Runs Away With Early Lead In Victory



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Osage Varsity watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in an 8-1 loss to Iberia on Tuesday. Iberia scored six runs in the first off of an error, HBP, and five walks

Blankenship led things off on the mound for Iberia. He surrendered one run on three hits over four innings, striking out one.

Michael Lasater was on the mound for the Indians. He allowed zero hits, six runs five walks, and a hit-by-pitch. Trey Rassenfoss and Dalton Depee entered the game from the bullpen, throwing five innings and one inning respectively.

Braden McLaughlin led the Indians with two hits in four at bats.  James Hutchcraft double in the second inning and would later score off a passed ball.

Next up for the Indians will be their home opener on Thursday against Eugene. 


OHS Choir Tri-County Music Festival Results

Saturday, Osage Choirs traveled to Southern Boone High School for Conference Contest.  Between band and choir approximately 200 OHS students competed at this conference event! Friday we travel to California High School with the choirs to compete at the MSHSAA State Choir Festival....wish us luck! 


Received 1 Exemplary Ratings (all 4 choirs)

Concert Chorale

Les Chanteurs

Women's Chorale

Girls Glee


Solos and Ensembles Receiving 1 Ratings:

Hattie Barrieau

Matt Kinnison

Destiny Drake

Emily Dulle

Faith Edwards

Lauren Bayles

Maddie Yoder

Aiyana Massie

Claire Groos

Micah Hill, piano

Dulle Misc Ladies (E. Dulle, M. Yoder, E. Steen, E. Davis, N. Brick, F. Edwards, A. Massie)

Welker Misc Ladies (K. Welker, G. Otto, T. Mueller, E. Maher, N. Henley, P. Rowland, G. Carson)

Bridgeman Sextet (M. Edwards, A. Kauten, E. Miller, P. Neubauer, C. Groos, A. Bridgeman)



2 Outstanding Ratings:

Annie Bridgeman

McKayla Friend

Chris Smith

Ethan Ford

Cat Bond

Chris Boyd

Zoie Turner

Madison Edwards

Harrison Adams

Abby Kauten

Sydney Hatfield

Sam Foley

Raymond Houts

Elizabeth Groos

Hannah Huddleston

Kaitlyn Welker

Bayles Sextet -(L. Bayles, D. Drake, E. Koeppen, T. Rayl, Z. Turner, S. Hatfield)

LC Mixed Double (M. Kinnison, R. Houts, M. Yoder, Z. Turner, D. Drake, L Bayles, S. Foley, J. Dulle)

Bond Sextet (C. Bond, H. Huddleston, M. Hill, K. Kempf, G. Edwards, B. Beard)

LC Trio (E. Groos, H. Barrieau, O. Schibi)

Friend Sextet (M. Friend, A. Maschoff, M. Jansen, J. Harrison, E. Landreth, G. Martin)

LC Men's Double (G. Steen, T. Childs, R. Custer, H.Adams, L. Havner, C. Boyd, E. Ford, B. McLaughlin)

Pike Sextet (A. Pike, J. Spangler, G. Ernst, B. Otto, S. Mayer, M. Nanninga)

Melton Misc. Ladies (M. Corpe, J. Shields, A. Simpson, M. Dickey, L. Melton, G. Bonebake, J. Lake)

CC Men's Misc- (.J. Neal, J. Glover, C. Turner, Z. Alberti, E. Henley, C. Lary, J. Sparks)

OHS Band Tri-County Music Festival

The Osage Bands traveled to our Conference Music Festival this past Saturday.  The kids did a great job representing Osage.  Here were the results:

Osage Wind Ensemble Received a 1 Rating

Osage Symphonic Band Received a 1 Rating


Solos and Ensembles Receiving 1 Ratings 

Sarah Porter- Flute Solo

Destiny Drake- Flute Solo

Emelia Miller- Flute Solo

Sydney Hatfield- Bb Clarinet Solo

Hannah Huddleston- Bb Clarinet Solo

Kaitlyn Welker- Bb Clarinet Solo

Zach Osmanovic- Bb Clarinet Solo

Michael Long- Alto Saxophone Solo

Makayla Friend- Bari Saxophone Solo

Aiyana Massie- Trumpet Solo

Gracie Bonebrake- Tuba Solo

Raymond Houts- Multiple Percussion Solo

Colin Smithson- Multiple Percussion Solo

Ethan Ford- Snare Drum Solo

Davis Sallee- 4 Mallet Marimba Solo

Osage Flute Trio 1- Sarah Porter, Amy Cox, and Destiny Drake

Osage Clarinet Quartet- Hannah Huddleston, Victoria Scroggins, Jenna Weeks, and Abigail Kauten

Osage Clarinet Trio- Sydney Hatfield, Kaitlyn Welker, and Claire Groos

Osage Saxophone Quartet- Michael Long, Sydney Hatfield, Hannah Huddleston, Logan Meyer

Osage Trumpet Quartet- Aiyana Massie, Maddie Yoder, Lydia Ash, and Paige Rowland

Osage Percussion Ensemble 1- Raymond Houts, Cameron Myers, Ethan Ford, Davis Sallee, Matt Kinnison, Colin Smithson, and Corey Hubkey

Osage Percussion Ensemble 2- Raymond Houts, Cameron Myers, Ethan Ford, Davis Sallee, Colin Smithson, Colten Clemens, and Steven Smetana


Solos and Ensembles Receiving a 2 Rating

Maddie Yoder- Trumpet Solo

Lydia Ash- Trumpet Solo

Marley Corpe- Trumpet Solo

Taylor Renick- Trombone Solo

Elizabeth Groos- Trombone Solo

Osage Flute Trio 2- Jaelyn Harrison, Emelia Miller, and Micah Hill

Osage Saxophone Quartet 2- Grace Martin, Hattie Barrieau, Kassidy Redd, and Makayla Friend

Osage Trombone Quartet- Taylor Renick, Dalton Williams, Elizabeth Groos, and Matthew Price


Solos and Ensembles Receiving a 3 Rating

Tyler Lynch- Trumpet Solo

Matthew Price- Trombone Solo


Heritage Elementary Good Citizens for February

Congratulations to all of the Good Citizens for the month of February here at the Heritage!! 

Osage Girls Capture Third Straight District Championship Against Marshall

"After two good defensive, games the girls had earned their way to the district championship game against 24-2 Marshall. We hoped experience would be on our side and it may have played a factor. We started off well, hitting a 3 by Carson on our first possession. After that Kerrigan took over scoring 10 points in the quarter.  This opened up the outside for Carson and Sara to each hit another three. Our defense was pretty good and we had a six-point lead after one. We had a bit of foul trouble and the pace slowed down in the second, but we got scoring from five players and held Marshall to only 9 and 5 of those were at the very end of the half. Zoie, Payton, and Liberty had a very strong defensive quarter when we got in foul trouble. The third was the key. We passed the ball very well and got good looks consistently, shooting 8 for 11 in the third.  The fourth was not as easy as it could have been since we started with a 17-point lead. We turned it over a bit too much and they made some shots. The closest Marshall got was nine, but it did feel a bit closer. Kind of like the Boonville game, the girls closed it out on the FT line. We only made one basket in the fourth but were 17 for 21 from the charity stripe to seal their third straight district championship. This is an amazing accomplishment for a team that has done some really great things. They face the #4 team in the state (Rolla) on Thursday with a chance to get back to the State Quarterfinals for the third year in a row." ~Scott Rowland 


Upper Elementary Math Competition

Congratulations to the 4th and 5th grade math teams for bringing home TWO first place trophies from the Versailles Math Competition!

ProStart Competition Results

The ProStart Management team came in 3rd place in the state! This competition involves designing a business plan for a restaurant and presenting it to judges. Each student won $6000. scholarships to Sullivan University and $1000. scholarships to The Culinary Institute of America and our program got a trophy and a check for $750! 

The Culinary team came in 5th in the state.  This competition involves cooking a three course meal on two tables, two butane burners, no running water and no electricity.  It is basically tailgating!  5th place is an amazing accomplishment considering we are competing against the career and technical schools who get to practice 5 hours a day every day and the big St. Louis/Kansas City schools with lots of resources.

We are extremely grateful for the help of our mentor, Chef Pierre Torres!

SOTO Transportation receives 100%

Today, School Of The Osage transportation department receives another 100% on their Highway Patrol School Bus State Inspection.  This makes the 24th year School Of The Osage has had a 90% or better on their state inspections. Great job Travis Hodge and Keith Colgan for keeping our kids safe at School Of The Osage. Two of the best mechanics leading their team in the state of Missouri! 

January Leader of the Month - OMS


Kacie Edwards
Kacie is a wonderful leader in the classroom!  She’s a positive role model who is responsible, kind and respectful to everyone around her.  When working in groups, she keeps an open mind and listens to all ideas, making sure everyone has an opportunity to be heard.  She’s an avid reader and always has her homework completed; balancing her time outside of school with playing sports.  Serving others outside of the classroom is another opportunity Kacie has embraced this year.  Kacie loves to serve and help others in FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) and Builders Club (a service organization). She can always be depended on to help with whatever is asked of her.

Willard DeMott
Willard is a great leader and role model at School of the Osage.  He leads well in the classroom by working hard and valuing learning.  He treats his friends, classmates, and teachers with respect and kindness.  He works well with other students and offers help when needed.  He is a great example for other students to follow.  Willard’s friendly smile and positive attitude make School of the Osage Middle School a better place to learn. Willard leads well outside the classroom as well.  He is a talented athlete who is successful in several sports including basketball, baseball, and football.  Willard also enjoys playing on the lake. He loves to ride his stand-up jet ski and go surfing.    Willard shows other students what it takes to work hard and play hard. I


Jadasyn Adams
Jadasyn has a fantastic work ethic and is attentive to details. She is helpful to her peers and teachers and always comes to class with a great attitude.

Dylan Willenbrock
Dylan is a great role model to his peers.  He shows leadership qualities and always does the right thing.  He does not hesitate to help anyone around him when help is needed.  His maturity is a stand out in the classroom, hallways, and on the court.


Madeline Dittmar
Madeline is a terrific example of a kind and generous leader. She is always friendly and pleasant to work with. When she needs to step in and be a leader, she does not hesitate, and works hard to do her very best. She can be counted on by both her teachers and classmates.

Elijah Kelley
Elijah is extremely deserving to be recognized as leader of the month.  His display of character is always positive and inspiring.  One of the greatest qualities Elijah possesses is integrity.  As a teacher this is a huge relief because you can always count on him to do the right thing.  He is extremely kind and respectful to others.  He is a great asset to every classroom and willing give his input. He leads by example and demonstrates to his fellow classmates what is expected of an Osage Indian.


Community Partners

School of the Osage would like to recognize the following businesses for supporting Osage Middle School's Dodge Ball Tournament.  We could not be as successful without your support.  Thank you for partnering with us to ensure all students reach their maximum potential for a lifetime of success. 

Kradle to Krayon · Integrity Title Solutions · Twaddle Orthodontics · Lake Regional Imaging Partners · First Title Insurance · Rockwood Resort · Pike Chiropractic ·Farmers Insurance - The Wagner Agency · Kelly's Port · Bank of St Elizabeth · Cooper Siteworks · Central Bank · Holtmeyer Law · Auntie Anne's Pretzels · Li'l Rizzo's · WalMart · Kwik Kar · Jetz Trampoline  Park · Osage Popcorn Factory · Andy's Frozen Custard · Big Thunder · Eagle View Grill · Grandma's Kitchen · Central Missouri K-9 Grooming & Training for Dogs · Sqez · Rocky Mountain Chocolate Shop · Randy's Frozen Custard ·Culver's · Twisted Scissors · JB Hook's · Baxter's · YMCA

Jane Kelley's office donated 25 coats, several hats, scarves and gloves to SOTO students. 


State Wrestling Results

Congratulations to our students who placed in State Wrestling!

School of the Osage Announces new Middle School Principal

School of the Osage is proud to announce the hiring of Mr. Brian Dickerson as Middle School Principal.  A graduate of Centralia High School, Mr. Dickerson graduated from Missouri Valley College in 1982 with a B.S.E in Physical Education and a minor in History.  In 2016, Mr. Dickerson attained his Master of Education in Administration degree from William Woods University.

Mr. Dickerson taught and coached at Tipton High School from 1989-1991 and was a Social Studies teacher, basketball coach, and football coach at School of the Osage Middle School from 2006-2012.  In 2012, Dickerson moved to Cole R-V school district in Eugene, MO to be Assistant High School/Junior High Principal and was soon promoted to Principal. In 2018, he returned to School of the Osage as Assistant Principal at the High School.

Mr. Dickerson and his wife Becky have 3 children.  His oldest child Chase, is a senior at Ozark Technical College and Missouri State University , his oldest daughter Lexi is in her second year at Columbia College and a pitcher on the softball team, and his youngest daughter Addison is a second grader at School of the Osage.  

School of the Osage Announces new Executive Director of Student Services

School of the Osage is proud to announce the hiring of William ‘Bill’ Altermatt as Executive Director of Student Services.  A graduate of Liberty High School, Mr. Altermatt graduated from Southwest Baptist University in 1999 with a B.S. in Elementary Education.  He then went on to attain a Master’s Degree in Education Administration, and a Specialist’s Degree in Educational Administration - Superintendency from Southwest Baptist University.  Currently, Mr. Altermatt is working towards his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Southwest Baptist University as well.

Mr. Altermatt has a total of 18 years working in Missouri Public Schools as a Building-level Administrator, Special Education Process Coordinator, Activities Director, Special Education teacher, social studies teacher, and a coach of various sports.  Mr. Altermatt also served for eight years in the United States Army as a healthcare specialist and he was deployed twice to Afghanistan. He and his wife Melissa have three children-- Brady, Blayne, and Bryn.   

Girls Basketball Districts VS Fulton

We opened districts as the three seed facing Fulton. In districts it’s about just getting to the next round and I thought the girls did a great job of respecting their opponent and coming out ready to go. We scored off a set on the first play with Carson hitting Kerrigan and we were off.  Our defense was good, not forcing tons of turnovers, but some. The girls also never really let Fulton get comfortable in the full or half court. Carson scored 7 in the quarter and Liberty scored inside and to end the quarter and we were up 11. The second quarter was the difference maker. Seven points from Kerrigan and two three’s by Sara really lengthened out the lead.  Payton handed out several of her five assists and Karli came off the bench and grabbed some big boards. Because it’s this time of year, we wanted to maintain focus coming out of halftime. I thought we did that very well. The second part of the third and the whole fourth was played by the younger kids and I thought they did an excellent job. The first part had the leadership of Zoie and Karli to help out, but even when it was younger players our defense was very good. It was great to get a game under our belt in districts and advance to the right. A tough rematch with Helias is on tap for Monday.

Scoring leaders-Carson Wood 15, Kerrigan Gamm 13, Sara Wolf 11, Liberty Gamm 10, Payton Good 4, Karli Kempf 3, Zoie Turner 2.

Rebounding-Karli 6, Payton 6, Kerrigan 3, Liberty 3.

Assists-Payton 5, Carson 4, Liberty 3.

Steals-Payton 2, Sara 2.

Osage is 21-3 and faces Helias on 2/25 at Boonville in the semifinals of districts.

Girls Basketball at Boonville

I guess you couldn’t have asked for a better matchup for a Senior Night and last game of the regular season. Boonville was 21-2, ranked #3 in Class 4 and winners of 17 straight versus us who came in 19-3, ranked #9 in Class 4 and winners of 15 of the last 16.  The big prize on the line was a conference championship to the winner. The game did not disappoint. The game was back and forth in the first quarter as both teams shot well from the field and each team had five different players score. It was senior night, so to see our five seniors start and then Karli score on a great high/low finish from Kerrigan was a great way to get our first bucket.  Carson hit a big three, Payton hit 4 for 4 from the line and Liberty got four points in the opening frame and we were up four. The second quarter saw the pace slow, but the intensity remained high. It was back and forth and Boonville outscored us by two. Up two on Senior Night at halftime was a good place to be. The third quarter was a huge key for us. We started off very sluggishly, turning the ball over the first two possessions. Boonville hit a three and took a one point lead. From there the girls went on a 17-3 run over the last 6 minutes of the quarter. We got a huge four points from Zoie, Sara hit a three and Carson had 6 in the run.  Up 13 going into the fourth was a better place than I could have ever imagined. We talked during the break that they were going to come after us. This led to one of the strangest quarters I have ever witnessed. In this quarter Boonville did cut the lead to 5, but could never get it to a one possession game. We turned the ball over 10 times, which is a huge number. We only took one shot from the field. Amazingly, and impressively, the ladies went 12 for 12 from the FT line to thwart any comeback Boonville attempted. Sara was 6 for 6, Payton 4 for 4 and Kerrigan 2 for 2. Talk about cool under pressure.


What a great team win for the program and for the seniors. This is only the second conference championship in school history, and the first undefeated one.  I could not be more proud of a group of girls. They have given so much to each other and to their team; it is wonderful to see them earn success on the court.


Scoring leaders-Carson Wood 16, Sara Wolf 11, Payton Good 10, Kerrigan Gamm 8, Zoie Turner 4, Liberty Gamm 4, Karli Kempf 2.

Rebounding-Payton 10, Kerrigan 6, Liberty 6, Carson 4, Zoie 3.

Assists-Carson 4, Kerrigan 3, Liberty 2.

Steals-Kerrigan 2, Sara 2.

Osage is 20-3 (7-0) and faces Fulton at 3:00 on 2/23 in Boonville.


DECA districts

District 5 DECA competed on February 14 at Jefferson City. School of the Osage had 39 students compete, and 13 are eligible to compete at State Competition March 24-26 in Kansas City. Everyone is very proud of all that attended and put forth their best efforts! Congratulations to all of the State qualifiers listed below!

Alec Doyle 2nd-Principles of Business Management

Maria Mai 1st-Principles of Finance

Hannah Huddleston 2nd-Principles of Marketing

Nevaeh Lawrence and Emma Glendenning 1st-Business Law and Ethics Team Decision Making

Michael Long 2nd-Accounting Applications

Shelby Sims 1st-Apparel and Accessories Marketing 

Kiera George 2nd-Food Marketing Series

Claire Bellamy 2nd-Hotel and Lodging Management 

Zachary Osmanovic 2nd-Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research

Madison Arwood 1st-Sports and Entertainment Marketing Operations Research

Jace Hills and Olivia Schibi 2nd-Start Up Business Plan


Girls Take Narrow Victory Against California

"This was a very strange game for us. It was a game we had to have to keep our conference hopes alive, but we came out and California was the better team in the first quarter. I felt that we got sped up and were playing too fast, trying to do too much. California took us out of everything we wanted to do. Luckily our defense wasn’t too bad and we only surrendered 11 points in the first.  The second quarter saw both teams play a little more to form and we only got outscored by 3. Carson and Kerrigan led us in the quarter and I think that we felt good as a team that we were only down 8. The third quarter was back and forth, and we cut a 12 point lead down to 4 only to have a couple bad possessions at the end to enter the fourth down 10. To say that the girls stayed the course and played hard in the fourth is an understatement. It was one of the best comebacks I have ever been a part.  Down 12 with seven minutes the girls came all the way back. The girls converted inside and then big three’s from Carson and Sara got us tied up. We took a two point lead and California answered immediately with an inside score to knot it at 48 with 1:15 left. We wanted to hold for the last shot and we used a timeout to get set. All five players on the floor handled the intense pressure that California applied. They trapped and we passed out and made them chase until Payton found Kerrigan flashing just below the free throw line. A quick up fake and Kerrigan was able to knock down a 12-footer with 3.6 left. Every person handled the ball multiple times in the last possession and for most teams that would be a problem; but not this one. California set up a play but Payton disrupted it and they didn’t get off a shot, preserving the win. This is definitely one the Lady Indians will not forget soon." ~Scott Rowland 

Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, March 14th
1:00 to 7:00pm

Call the preschool office at 573-552-8899 and schedule an appointment. Meeting times are: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm. 

Heritage (K - 2nd grade): 
Please call 573-365-5341 to schedule an appointment.

Upper Elementary (3rd - 5th grade):
Please call 573-348-0004 to schedule an appointment to meet with your child(s) teacher. 

Middle School (6th - 8th grade) & High School (9th - 12th grade):
Appointments are not required. Appointments with teachers are first come/first serve. 

Osage Girls take tough loss to rival Helias

"This was an important game for us with big-time district implications.  I felt as though Helias really dictated what happened throughout the game.  They want to limit possessions and they did that. As a result of that we got pretty stagnant as is borne out by the fact that we had 1 assist on the night. It was tight throughout until the fourth quarter when Helias took a two point lead and expanded it steadily through the quarter.  Not very often do our girls go a full quarter without making a basket, but that happened in the fourth quarter. Even though they only scored 48 points, I felt that we could have held them to less. In places we played well and I was very pleased with the effort that the girls gave. Hopefully, we get another shot at them in the district tournament as that means we will have won a game and being going toward the championship game." ~Coach Scott Rowland

Heritage Elementary & Pizza Hut: Dough For Schools

Order pizza from Pizza Hut on February 13th and 15% of your order will be donated to Heritage Elementary.