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  • BHS to hold blood drive Nov. 22, 2019 Follow Your Instinct - Save Lives!On Friday, November 22, 2019, the Oklahoma Blood Institute will be returning to Bartlesville High School for a Fall Blood Drive from 8:00 a ...
    Posted Nov 15, 2019, 12:20 PM by Laci Harris
  • Basketball Hype Night Friday, November 22nd at 7:00 pm in the Bruin Field HouseThis is a free event so join us for a fun evening! Meet your 2019-20 Bruin and ...
    Posted Nov 15, 2019, 8:18 AM by Laci Harris
  • Services for Rusty Ryan Rusty Ryan passed away Saturday afternoon at the Journey Home hospice care facility. He was loved by so many, and we will all miss his ornery antics and cinnamon candy ...
    Posted Nov 11, 2019, 9:43 AM by Laci Harris
  • BHS Theatre presents Eurydice on 11/21 and 11/22 BHS Theatre presents Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl. The performances will be November 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. in the CMT blackbox theater at 101 S. Wyandotte Ave. Tickets ...
    Posted Nov 11, 2019, 6:30 AM by Granger Meador
  • BHS students compete in JA Investor Challenge Students in the BHS Business program took members of their Stock Market Club to compete in a Junior Achievement-sponsored event called the JA Investor Challenge. Students traveled with their ...
    Posted Nov 11, 2019, 6:20 AM by Granger Meador
  • Nominate a teacher for the Schmoldt Appreciation Award The Kurt Schmoldt Teacher Appreciation Award is a cash award presented annually to a full-time Bartlesville Public School District teacher, coach or counselor who exemplifies the dynamic qualities of ...
    Posted Nov 6, 2019, 9:21 AM by Laci Harris
  • Spence Rigdon passes The district has lost Spence Rigdon, the Director of Athletics and Activities. Spence passed away on Monday, November 4 after a long battle with cancer. His funeral is scheduled for ...
    Posted Nov 5, 2019, 8:43 AM by Granger Meador
  • Steanson at Ranch Heights Elementary receives $500 from Arvest Bank Bartlesville Public Schools is proud to announce one of its own teachers as a recipient of the Arvest Bank We Love Teachers campaign. Landelle Steanson is the winner of a ...
    Posted Nov 4, 2019, 7:27 AM by Laci Harris
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Event NameEvent Start DateFlyer Weblink
Madison Middle School Winterguard Club  Madison Winterguard Club 
Top 10 in Education Supt. Panel Discussion, Q&A November 7, 2019 Supt. Panel Flyer 
BHS Winterguard Tryouts November 11, 2019 BHS Winterguard Tryouts 
Erin Walsh Public Speaker Event November 14, 2019 Family Life Symposium Flyer 
Special Olympics Indian Taco Dinner & Bingo Night November 16, 2019 Special Olympics Bingo Flyer 
Eurydice play November 21, 2019 Eurydice play flyer 
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BHS to hold blood drive Nov. 22, 2019

posted Nov 15, 2019, 12:20 PM by Laci Harris

Follow Your Instinct - Save Lives!

On Friday, November 22, 2019, the Oklahoma Blood Institute will be returning to Bartlesville High School for a Fall Blood Drive from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Freshman Academy Conference Room. 

All donors will receive a long-sleeved "Follow Your Instinct" t-shirt! 

Students can pick up their Donor Permission Slips and sign up in either library.

For more information, contact Freshman Librarian Diana Johnson.

Basketball Hype Night

posted Nov 15, 2019, 8:16 AM by Laci Harris   [ updated Nov 15, 2019, 8:18 AM ]

Friday, November 22nd at 7:00 pm in the Bruin Field House

This is a free event so join us for a fun evening! 

Meet your 2019-20 Bruin and Lady Bruin basketball teams and kick off the season!

8th grade, 9th grade, and JV, and Varsity teams will be introduced and you will get a chance to see JV and Varsity teams in action.



*Stock the Locker Rooms*
Basketball parents: Feel free to bring water, Gatorade, and snacks to have in the locker room for the players.

Services for Rusty Ryan

posted Nov 11, 2019, 9:42 AM by Laci Harris   [ updated Nov 11, 2019, 9:43 AM ]

Rusty Ryan passed away Saturday afternoon at the Journey Home hospice care facility. He was loved by so many, and we will all miss his ornery antics and cinnamon candy. We all agree the world was a better place because Rusty was in it. If you were fortunate enough to know Rusty you might wonder if he yelled “H-e-y Rusty” while walking through those Pearly Gates.

Rusty has been a part of the Bruin family for more than 30 years. He began in 1985 as a custodian at Wilson Elementary. He was the Classified Person of the Year in 2001. After a brief retirement, he returned as the district mail carrier where he was able to both serve and entertain the staff at every site. Rusty was known for his words of encouragement he would write on pieces of mail intended for the recipients. He was known for his hugs as well as a smile that brightened the world.

Funeral services for Ronald "Rusty" Dean Ryan, 84, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, at First Church of the Nazarene, 3650 SE Adams Blvd in Bartlesville.

BHS Theatre presents Eurydice on 11/21 and 11/22

posted Nov 11, 2019, 6:30 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Nov 11, 2019, 6:30 AM ]

BHS Theatre presents Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl. 

The performances will be November 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. in the CMT blackbox theater at 101 S. Wyandotte Ave. Tickets will be available for $5 presale starting November 11th and will be $10 at the door. Seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased from any Theatre student or Ms. Allis. There will be no intermission in this production and will run for approx. 90 minutes. 

Follow bhs.theatre.presents on Instagram for more updates on productions! 

In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.
Eurydice poster

BHS students compete in JA Investor Challenge

posted Nov 11, 2019, 6:20 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Nov 11, 2019, 6:20 AM ]

Students in the BHS Business program took members of their Stock Market Club to compete in a Junior Achievement-sponsored event called the JA Investor ChallengeStudents traveled with their teachers Justin Olinghouse and Jerry Gray to Tulsa Tech where the competition was held on a giant trading floor.

The event consists of a simulated stock market where each team starts with $500,000 and has to out-invest 39 other teams over a simulated 60 days of stock market action. They are given news reports and other tips throughout the event to help determine which stocks to buy and sell, and when to do so.

BHS had two teams that competed and both teams placed in the top 15.
  • Charles Luster
  • Dallas Sharpton
  • Nexcer Aguilar
  • Jodan Perrigo
  • Jace Paden
  • Jack Dixon
  • Reid Crawley
  • Jessica Carithers
  • Jaxon Glenn
JA Investor Challenge
BHS Stock Market Club members who competed in the JA Investor Challenge

JA Investor Challenge Trading Floor
Students on the JA Investor Challenge trading floor

Nominate a teacher for the Schmoldt Appreciation Award

posted Nov 5, 2019, 8:04 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Nov 6, 2019, 9:21 AM by Laci Harris ]


The Kurt Schmoldt Teacher Appreciation Award is a cash award presented annually to a full-time Bartlesville Public School District teacher, coach or counselor who exemplifies the dynamic qualities of an outstanding educator and citizen. This award is not for the “best teacher,” but for one who exemplifies the finest in the profession.

Teachers honored with a 2020 Kurt Schmoldt Teacher Appreciation Award nomination should:
  • Communicate effectively with students, parents, administrators and other teachers. 
  • Engage students in creative and imaginative learning activities.
  • Inspire students to do their best and try harder when they fail.
  • Reach-out to students of all backgrounds and abilities to help them to succeed. 
Who Can Make a Nomination?

Anyone whose life has been touched by a Bartlesville teacher, coach or counselor:
  • Current or former students
  • Parents
  • Community members
  • Fellow teachers
  • School administrators 
Why Make a Nomination?
  • To honor a teacher who helped you succeed.
  • To thank a counselor for helping you learn how to learn.
  • To show appreciation to a coach for helping your child gain self-confidence.
  • To thank a peer for taking time to mentor and help you grow.
  • To recognize a teacher for their caring, positive attitude. 
Nomination Forms are due January 8, 2020
Mail or bring your nomination form to:

Kelli Bryant
Education Service Center 
1100 S Jennings Ave
Bartlesville, OK  74003

Or download the file to your computer, open in Adobe Reader (not just the web browser), and you'll be able to type on the form and submit it electronically to Kelli Bryant at BryantKM@bps-ok.org
Schmoldt Award


Previous Recipients of the 
Kurt Schmoldt Teacher Appreciation Award

 Year Recipient   School/Site
 2019 Leslie Sexson  Bartlesville High School
 2018 Erinn Rakes Jane Phillips Elementary School
 2017 Terry Reynolds Madison Middle School 
 2016 Rick Johnson Madison Middle School
 2015 Spence Rigdon Bartlesville High School
 2014 Lesleigh Lynes Bartlesville Mid-High School
 2013 Terri Bryan Bartlesville Mid-High School
 2012 Laurie Marshall Woodrow Wilson Elementary School
 2011 Rita Coale Jane Phillips Elementary School
 2010 Marsha Fouts Bartlesville Mid-High School
 2009 Randy Henton Ranch Heights Elementary School
 2008 Susan Mueller Bartlesville High School
 2008 Dedra Landon Richard Kane Elementary School
 2007 Darin Messerli Central Middle School
 2006 Cheryl Shoemake Madison Middle School
 2005 Cindy Dronyk Bartlesville High School
 2004 Frances Crawford Ranch Heights Elementary School
 2003 Tammy Shepherd Richard Kane Elementary School
 2002 Ken Dolezal Education Service Center
 2001 Carol Green Richard Kane Elementary School
 2000 Lea Burke Oak Park Elementary School
 1999 Jeff Cauthen  Jane Phillips Elementary School
 1998 Marilyn Blackburn Ranch Heights Elementary School
 1997 Brian Jenner Bartlesville Mid-High School
 1996 Granger Meador Bartlesville High School

Spence Rigdon passes

posted Nov 5, 2019, 6:42 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Nov 5, 2019, 8:43 AM ]

The district has lost Spence Rigdon, the Director of Athletics and Activities. Spence passed away on Monday, November 4 after a long battle with cancer. His funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at the Fine Arts Center auditorium at Bartlesville High School.

Recently the Bartlesville Board of Education approved naming the district's baseball field Rigdon Field at Bill Doenges Memorial Stadium to recognize Spence's role in the effort to have the baseball field and stadium transferred from the city to the district in 2016 so that the district could invest in renovations and maintenance of the historic facility.

Spence served others through his coaching in baseball and other sports,  teaching, church, athletics administration, and community involvement. He taught social studies in the Bartlesville Public Schools for 18 years including a long stint in the district’s alternative high school program. He served as a district varsity baseball coach for thirteen years. In 2015, he was the recipient of the annual Kurt Schmoldt Teacher Appreciation Award and soon after that earned a master’s degree. In June of 2018, he became the Director of Athletics and Activities. 

A Bartlesville native, Rigdon was a 1991 graduate of Bartlesville High School. He attended Kansas City Community College and graduated from Pittsburg State University in Kansas, where he played baseball. Rigdon began his career as the head baseball coach in Marysville, Kansas in 1996 while also coaching junior-level football and basketball. He later returned to Bartlesville to coach junior high football and basketball and freshman baseball. In 2001, he began coaching varsity football and was named the varsity assistant coach in baseball in 2004 before his stint as head coach. 

Spence’s wife, Christina, is a Family Support Coordinator for Title I schools in the district. A Go Fund Me account was created at https://www.gofundme.com/f/7u39w-bless-the-spence-rigdon-family to support Christina and their children Rilee (19), Bradee (16), and Cy (11). 
Spence Rigdon

Steanson at Ranch Heights Elementary receives $500 from Arvest Bank

posted Nov 4, 2019, 7:20 AM by Laci Harris   [ updated Nov 4, 2019, 7:27 AM ]

Bartlesville Public Schools is proud to announce one of its own teachers as a recipient of the Arvest Bank We Love Teachers campaign. Landelle Steanson is the winner of a $500 award given to teachers throughout Arvest’s four-state footprint. A total of 131 awards, totaling $65,500, are being given this year.

Steanson, who teaches Pre-K at Ranch Heights Elementary School, plans to use her prize money to purchase items that can be used immediately and for years to come.

“This is such a nice surprise,” said Steanson. “I am honored and thankful to work in a community that values our teachers and gives back to education.”

The Arvest initiative to honor educators was launched on October 7. Nominations were accepted via the Arvest Bank Facebook page.

“Mrs. Steanson takes each child under her wing,” said one of the nominations. “She is patient and caring with both her students and their parents. It takes a lot of time, dedication, and money for her to be able to develop and nature the minds of Pre-K students in a creative and exciting way. She deserves the award money and recognition for a job well done!”

“Arvest is thrilled to support not just Mrs. Steanson, but all of our award recipients,” Arvest marketing manager Annah Fischer said. “We know how hard our teachers work to educate and empower the children in our communities. It is our privilege to support their efforts, and we hope the prizes make their jobs a little easier.”


Cross Country State Sendoff on 11/1/2019

posted Nov 1, 2019, 1:23 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Nov 1, 2019, 1:32 PM ]

Cross Country

On Friday, November 1, 2019, the cheerleaders, poms, drumline, and students and parents gathered to send the Bartlesville Bruin Cross Country team members to state.

Head coach David Ayres noted how the Bruin Cross Country program in the past six years has earned five state championships, one academic state championship, one individual state championship, and two individual runner-ups. The teams continue to excel on the trail and in the classrooms, with the boys team GPA at 3.83 and girls team GPA 3.52. 

Ayres introduced team managers Reagan Colaw and Meghan Landers and acknowledged absent manager Elizabeth Gunnell.

Two individual girls qualified for state: junior Jillian Skalicky and senior Elena Fries.

The boys team alternates are Freddy Rocha,  Nick Olsen, Charles Olsen, and Colton McCullough. 

Sophomore Evan Gunter will be unable to run due to an injury. Runners at state will be sophomore Dayton Austin, junior Bryce Goodin, junior Michael Brockman, junior Max Williams, senior Nick Hales, senior James Boudreaux, and senior and team captain Spencer Hales.

The Class 6A state meet will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Edmond Santa Fe High School.

David Ayres is the Varsity Head Coach, Brett Turowski is Asst. Varsity Coach. The middle school teams are coached by Scott Vermeire and Tonya Mull, and this year the middle school girls team were unbeaten and all-state champions.

8th/9th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts in early November

posted Oct 29, 2019, 8:18 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Oct 29, 2019, 8:36 AM ]


Tryouts

8th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts
When: Monday & Tuesday, November 4-5, 2019
Where: Phillips Gym at Bartlesville HS
(the old gym up the west stairs from the Bruin Field House lobby corridor near the Commons)
Time: 5:15-6:30 p.m.

9th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts
When: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 (1 day only)
Where: Phillips Gym at Bartlesville HS
(the old gym up the west stairs from the Bruin Field House lobby corridor near the Commons)
Time: 6:30-7:45 p.m.

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