SOTO News

All State Choir

Please Congratulate Elizabeth Groos (Soprano), Maddie Yoder (Alto), Emily Dulle (Soprano-Alt.).....they auditioned and were selected to the MISSOURI ALL-STATE CHOIR!! The Missouri All-State Choir will rehearse and perform in January of 2020 at the Missouri Music Educators Conference. 

Maroon & White Dual - Wrestling 101

November 19th, at 5:30 pm the wrestling team will host a match at Heritage and the officials will be explaining how the wrestlers earn points and what penalties they can accrue.  This is great way to learn what the whistles and referee's hand symbols mean. The dance squad and cheer team will also be performing. This fundraiser is for the buddy pack program so please bring a boxed dinner for admission. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Middle School Dodgeball Tournament

This Friday, November 15th, bring the family and come enjoy the entertainment at the Dodgeball Tournament and Silent Auction Fundraiser hosted by the Osage Family Partnership Middle School Tribe.

Doors open at 4:00 pm. Student bracket play will begin at 5:00 pm. Adult bracket play will begin by 6:00 pm. General admission is $3.00. 

The silent auction will run from 4:00-8:00 pm. We’ve got a huge selection of silent auction items this year, so come get some of your Christmas shopping done while supporting your students and staff at the middle school! Silent auction items include: 2 parking passes for next year’s Osage Home Football Games, a ’staycation’ package at the Lodge of Four Seasons, Blues Hockey tickets, Tickets to Silver Dollar City, a towable and rope from MarineMax, a Mammoth cooler package, 2 decorated Christmas trees, a tour of the Bagnell Dam, and much more. We also have numerous gift cards to local restaurants, entertainment and other local services. 

And don’t worry about dinner! We have that covered. Our concession will be open with walking tacos, pizza, hot dogs and more! 

We hope to see you THIS Friday, November 15th at the Osage Middle School!

For questions, please contact Ann Duncan (573-216-1754) or Tania Maschhoff (217-741-3971) or email [email protected].

November School Board Meetings

The School Board is scheduled to meet in a work session at 6 p.m. Monday, November 11, and for its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, November 25. You may view agendas at: https://go.boarddocs.com/mo/osage/Board.nsf/vpublic?open.

 

 

Winter Weather Reminders

Winter weather can cause the school district to cancel school, dismiss early, or start 2 hours late. In such event we utilize our automated call system to send this information to you. We also post the information to our website and communicate with a variety of area media.

OMS Community Awareness Day

Community Awareness Day was a day designed to connect kids to the community and bring awareness to mental health.  The Bagnell Dam Action Team, under the facilitation of Misti Maples, helped organize the event, but also planned lessons around suicide awareness, depression awareness, bullying awareness, positive coping strategies including art, and dealing with drama.  The following community organizations and businesses came in to share what they have to offer our students including volunteer/service activities, physical activities, anti-bullying strategies, confidence and leadership building activities, and to open their arms to helping our kids find their niches.  We cannot say thank you enough.

 

Sqez

Lake Area Art Guild

Camden County Library

Civil Air Patrol

Lake Robotics

Lake Regional-Junior Volunteers

Miller County Extension Office-4H

Integrity

ATA Osage Beach

Rising Starz Dance Studio

Dogwood Animal Shelter

Forget Me Not Horse Sanctuary

Lake Area Gracie Jiu Jitsu

 

 

MS Parent Success Night

On Monday, November 18th OMS and the Osage Family Partnership (OFP)-OMS Tribe will team up for their 2nd Parent Success Night from 6 to 7 pm.  Topics will include mental health and dangers of vaping.

33rd Annual Senior Citizens Banquet

School of the Osage’s National Honor Society would like to invite all senior citizens to the 33rd Annual Senior Citizen’s Banquet on Thursday, November 21st.  The evening will consist of Musical Performances by the Osage High School Jazz Band, Les Chanteurs, Girls Glee, and the Osage Upper Elementary Choralettes beginning at 4:45 PM.  The performances will be followed by dinner served at 6:00 PM. The attendees are then invited to Cinderella, presented by the Osage High School Drama Department at 7:00 PM.

Reserve your seat at the banquet by calling the Osage High School office at (573)348-0115.

Special Education Public Notice 2019-2020

PUBLIC NOTICE

2019-2020

All responsible public agencies are required to locate, evaluate, and identify children with disabilities who are under the jurisdiction of the agency, regardless of the severity of the disability, including children attending private schools, children who live outside the district but are attending a private school within the district, highly mobile children, such as migrant and homeless children, children who are wards of the state, and children who are suspected of having a disability and in need of special education even though they are advancing from grade to grade.  The School of the Osage School District assures that it will provide a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) to all eligible children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21 under its jurisdiction.  Disabilities include autism, deaf/blindness, emotional disorders, hearing impairment and deafness, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment/blindness and young child with a developmental delay.

The School of the Osage School District assures that it will provide information and referral services necessary to assist the State in the implementation of early intervention services for infants and toddlers eligible for the Missouri First Steps program.

The School of the Osage School District assures that personally identifiable information collected, used, or maintained by the agency for the purposes of identification, evaluation, placement or provision of FAPE of children with disabilities may be inspected and/or reviewed by their parents/guardians.  Parents/guardians may request amendment to the educational record if the parent/guardian believes the record is inaccurate, misleading, or violates the privacy or other rights of their child.  Parents have the right to file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education or the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education concerning alleged failures by the district to meet the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

The School of the Osage School District has developed a Local Compliance Plan for the implementation of State Regulations for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  This plan contains the agency’s policies and procedures regarding storage, disclosure to third parties, retention and destruction of personally identifiable information and the agency’s assurances that services are provided in compliance with the General Education Provision Act (GEPA).  This plan may be reviewed in the office of the Executive Director of Student Services, 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.

This notice will be provided in native languages as appropriate.

Counseling Showcase

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is the process of developing self-awareness, self-control, Interpersonal skills that are vital for school, work, and life success.

  • Students with strong social-emotional skills are better able to cope with everyday challenges and benefit academically and socially.
  • SEL includes problem-solving, self-discipline, impulse control, and emotional regulation.
  • SEL provides a foundation for positive, long-term effects on kids, adults, and communities.

The Upper Elementary promotes SEL in a variety of ways.

  • The UE is a SW-PBS school which teaches school-wide expectations and social-emotional skills.
  • Students receive weekly/bi-weekly instruction on problem solving and emotional regulation skills during counseling time. 
  • Students hear morning announcements which reinforce school-wide expectations and social-emotional skills. 
  • Students attend a monthly assembly to learn about school-wide expections and celebrate students who are following expectations and demonstrating social-emotional skills. 
  • Teachers teach a weekly SW-PBS lesson and reinforce social-emotional skills daily.
  • Monthly, teachers show a video demonstrating social-emotional skills created by the UE School Counselor. Here is a clip from the UE Counselor's Corner talking about positive self -talk as a social-emotional skill. 

For other social-emotional skills videos, please visit the School of the Osage Upper Elementary Counselor Corner Webpage.

 

 

OMS Leaders of the Month

Congratulations to OMS Leaders of the Month!

Osage Softball Finishes 2nd In Districts

Team

Box Score

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

Runs

Hits

Errors

Osage

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

3

Bolivar

0

0

3

2

1

0

 

6

7

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Saturday afternoon the Osage Indians fasced off against the Bolivar Liberators for the Class 3 District 10 Championship.  Bokivar got things started in the bottom of the third inning scoring three off of four hits and a walk.  They would add two more in the fourth off an error and two doubles.  In the fifth they would score one off a walk and an error making the score 6-0.  Osage could not get a run across as they left three runners on base in the first inning, one in the fourth, and one in the sixth.  

Carly Ward took the loss on the mound as she allowed six runs, seven hits, four walks, and four strikeouts.  The Indians totalled four hits on the day.  Liberty Gamm and Paige Luttrell would both have two.

For the fourth consecutive year Osage made a District Championship appearance.  This year's team would finish with a record of 12-14 and 2-5 in conference play.

Osage Softball Advances to District Championship

              Team

                                                      Box Score

 

  1st

  2nd

  3rd

  4th

  5th

  6th

  7th

  8th

  9th

  Runs

  Hits

  Errors

             Salem

  2

  1

  0

  0

  1

  0

  0

  0

  0

  4

  5 

  3

             Osage

  1 . 

  0

  0

  0

  0

  0

  3

  0

  1

  5

  10

  8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Thursday night The Indians defeated the Salem Tigers in 9 innings to advance to the Class 3 District 10 Championship.  The Tigers opened up scoring two runs in the first inning off of two errors and two singles.  They would add one in the second and the fifth inning off of four errors and two hits.

Osage would score in the bottom half of the first when Liberty Gamm would single and be driven in by Carly Ward's double to right.  Their offense would be stagnent until the bottom half of the seventh with one out when Jaelyn Harrison would single up the middle.  Shelby Minor would reach on an error putting runners at first and second.  Paige Luttrell would double to left driving in both runs to put the Indians down by one with two outs when Gamm would double scoring Luttrell to tie the game.  In the bottom of the ninth Luttrell would lead off with a double and reach third on an error with noboby out.  Reese Good would step to the plate and on the second pitch of the at bat she would single to left for a walk off win advancing them to the teams fourth consecutive District Championship appearance.  They will face Bolivar on Saturday the 19th at noon.

Ward got the win on the rubber allowing four runs on five hits, walking one, and striking out nine.  Luttrell, Gamm, Ward, and Harrison would collect multiple hits for the Indians.

OHS Theatre Presents: Cinderella

OHS Theatre is proud to present our fall musical, Cinderella, on November 21-23, 2019.  You will not want to miss the premiere of our new auditorium and the magic that comes with Rodgers and Hammerstein's updated classic. If you would like to reserve or buy your tickets, please email Mrs. Klinginsmith or contact the high school office.  Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults.   Thursday's performance is for the senior citizens banquet, which is why you cannot reserve tickets for that evening.  

District Wellness Program

Every three years, the School of the Osage Wellness Advisory Board conducts a review of SOTO District Policy ADF: The District Wellness Program. This review is required as part of the district's participation in the National School Lunch Program and done to maintain compliance, assess progress, and determine areas in need of improvement. Click here for a link to the policy.

As part of the review, the School of the Osage District is seeking feedback and comment from district stakeholders, including parents/guardians, students, members of the community at large, and staff. If you're interested in providing feedback or comments regarding the Wellness Policy click here. The deadline is November 22, 2019.

The SOTO Wellness Advisory Board will consider all comment and feedback, revise the Wellness Policy, if needed, and develop work plans to facilitate updates as necessary. Final changes to the policy, if needed, will be reviewed by the School Board, sometime before June, 2020. 

Osage Falls to Southern Boone To Finish Out Regular Season

Team

Box Score

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

Runs

Hits

Errors

Southern Boone

0

0

3

0

1

1

3

8

10

0

Osage

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

2

5

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Monday night Osage falls to Southern Boone 8-2.  The Eagles got things started in the top of the third with three runs off of two hits and four errors.  In the fifth and sixth they would add two off of two errors and three hits.  They would add three earned runs in the seventh off of four hits.

The Indians offense would show life in the sixth inning as Avery Faulkner would reach on a walk and Autumn Doerhoff would enter the game as a pinch runner.  Paige Luttrell would follow with a single to put runners on first and second as Carly Ward would step to the plate.  She would drive both runs in on a two RBI double to rightfield.  

Cami Schaller would toe the rubber for Southern Boone pitching seven innings allowing two runs with 15 K's, five hits, and two walks to earn the win.

Ward would take the loss allowing eight runs on ten hits, striking out five, and walking zero.

The Indians finish the regular season 11-13 and will face Salem in the first round of the Class 3 District 10 Tournament on Thursday at 6:00 in Bolivar. 

OMS MAD (Makes a Difference)

Students at the Osage Middle School work hard to make a difference in our community. Hats, Blankets, and Hygiene packs are just a few of the ways that these students are making the world a better place. Watch the video and see what OMS MAD is all about.

Forensics Tournament

Congratulations to students who placed in the Forensics Tournament this past weekend. School of the Osage took 4th over all.

 

Abbie Kelsey- 5th in Poetry

Grace Snyder - 5th in Original Oratory

Keely Wersching - 4th Dramatic Interpretation

Faith Edwards - 4th in Radio speaking 

Shelby Sims- 2nd in Storytelling 

Abbie Kelsay & Colin Years - 1st in Duet Acting 

 

Band Competition Results

Saturday, October 5th, we placed 3rd in Finals at the Ozarko Marching Band Festival at Missouri State University.  We also took best Percussion and Color Guard in Finals that evening.  This was our highest placement in Finals at Ozarko since we have attended the festival.

 
Many of our students earned All District Honors on Tuesday night and will be moving onto All State Band Auditions in December. Congratulations to all of our fine musicians!
 

Osage Instrumental Results

Sarah Porter- 1st Chair Flute All District Honor Band (State Eligible)

Emelia Miller- 2nd Chair Flute All District Honor Band (State Eligible)

Zach Osmanonvic- 2nd Chair Bb Clarinet All District Honor Band (State Eligilble)

Abigail Kauten- 5th Chair Bb Clarinet All District Honor Band (State Eligible)

Maria Mai- 8th Chair Bb Clarinet All District Honor Band (State Eilgible)

Claire Groos- 16th Chair Bb Clarinet All District Honor Band (State Eligible)

Michael Long- 1st Chair Alto Saxophone All District Honor Band (State Eligible)

Kassidy Redd- 2nd Chair Tenor Saxophone All District Honor Band (State Eligible)

Makayla Friend- 1st Chair Bari Saxophone All District Honor Band (State Eligible)

Aiyana Massie- 1st Chair Trumpet All District Honor Band (State Eligible)

Marley Corpe- 2nd Chair Trumpet All District Honor Band (State Eligible)

Elizabeth Groos- 4th Chair Trombone All District Honor Band (State Eligible)

Gracie Bonebrake- 3rd Chair Tuba All District Honor Band (State Eligible)

Davis Sallee- 3rd Chair Percussion Option 1 All District Honor Band  (State Eligible)

Colin Smithson- 4th Chair Percussion Option 1 All District Honor Band  (State Eligible)

 

Mary Lewis- 3rd Chair French Horn All District Concert Band

Michelle Mai- 8th Chair Trombone All District Concert Band

William Fewell- 2nd Chair Baritone All District Concert Band (State Eligible)

Ethan Ford- 1st Chair Percussion Option 1 All District Concert Band (State Eligible)

Cameron Myers- 1st Chair Timpani All District Concert Band (State Eligible)

 

Annie Bridgeman- All District Trumpet 1st Alternate

Kaylee Burns- All District Trumpet 2nd Alternate

 

Michael Long- 2nd Chair Alto Saxophone All District Honor Jazz Band (State Eligible)

Makayla Friend- 1st Chair Bari Saxophone All District Honor Jazz Band (State Eligible)

Elizabeth Groos- 2nd Chair Trombone All District Honor Jazz Band (State Eligible)

Natalie Cox- 3rd Chair Trombone All District Honor Jazz Band (State Eligible)

Aiyana Massie- 2 Chair Trumpet All District Honor Jazz Band (State Eligible)

 

Kassidy Redd- 2nd Chair Tenor Saxophone All District Studio Jazz Band (State Eligible)

Lydia Ash- 1st Chair Trumpet All District Studio Jazz Band (State Eligible)

Marley Corpe- 2nd Chair Trumpet All District Studio Jazz Band (State Eligible)

Abigial Kauten- Piano All District Studio Jazz Band (State Eligible)

Tristan Wray- Bass All District Studio Jazz Band (State Eligible)

Colin Smithson- Drums All District Studio Jazz Band (State Eligible)

 

Steven Smetana- All District Guitar Jazz Alternate

Ethan Ford- All District Drums Jazz Alternate