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  • Arvest Foundation contributes $15,000 to Bartlesville Public Schools Arvest has renewed its support of the Bartlesville Public Schools’ elementary STEM program, Project Lead the Way Launch, with a $15,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.Annah Fischer, Arvest ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2019, 7:19 AM by Laci Harris
  • Bartlesville Public Schools selects new soccer coach The Board of Education for Bartlesville Public Schools will take action this month on hiring Anthony Tucker to lead the Bruin soccer program. Tucker is a graduate of Bartlesville High ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2019, 3:32 AM by Granger Meador
  • BPS Foundation wraps up fundraising efforts with another $100,000 contribution to Elementary STEM Superintendent Chuck McCauley; BPS Foundation board member Brian Saltzman; school board member Rick Boswell; BPS Foundation board member Harry Deathe; school board members Alison Clark, Scott Bilger, Tyler Vaclaw, Kevin ...
    Posted Jun 6, 2019, 11:38 AM by Granger Meador
  • Kane Parent Lunch & Learn with Judge Vaclaw Judge Vaclaw finished up making the rounds at the elementary sites with a Parent Lunch & Learn at Richard Kane Elementary School on Friday, May 3, 2019. The topic for the ...
    Posted Jun 6, 2019, 10:50 AM by Granger Meador
  • Teacher Appreciation Luncheon hosted by the Bartlesville Ladies Connection Bartlesville Ladies Connection is hosting a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, June 13 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 pm at Drake Library on the Oklahoma Wesleyan University ...
    Posted Jun 6, 2019, 10:45 AM by Granger Meador
  • Madison receives OETT Grant for video equipment and training Madison Middle School in Bartlesville will receive $40,000 from the Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust (OETT) to purchase new technology equipment. Additionally, the school will receive professional development training valued ...
    Posted Jun 6, 2019, 10:32 AM by Granger Meador
  • Bartlesville selects new head varsity baseball coach The Bartlesville Public School District’s board of education will consider a recommendation to hire Cody Price as its new baseball coach at its regular meeting in June.Price graduated ...
    Posted Jun 6, 2019, 6:19 AM by Granger Meador
  • Truity's Bruin card continues to pay off for student activities and athletics Sara Freeman of Truity Credit Union presented to the Bartlesville Board of Education a check for $14,500 which represents the latest installment of district spirit funds via the Bartlesville ...
    Posted May 28, 2019, 10:58 AM by Granger Meador
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Event NameEvent Start DateFlyer Weblink
Bruin Boys Basketball Camp for 7th-9th Grade May 28, 2019 Bruin Basketball Camps Flyer 
BHS Regional Summer School, 1st Semester May 30, 2019 Regional 9-12 Summer School, 1st Sem 
OKWU Eagles Volleyball Camp May 30, 2019 OKWU Eagles Volleyball Camp Flyer 
Bruin Baseball Skills Camp June 3, 2019 Baseball Camp Flyer 
Bruin Boys Basketball Camp for 4th-6th Grade June 3, 2019 Bruin Boys 4th-6th Boys Basketball Camp Flyer 
Free Summer Food Program June 3, 2019 Free Summer Food Program Flyer 
Pinwheels & Popcorn June 3, 2019 Pinwheels & Popcorn Flyer 
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon June 13, 2019 Teacher Appreciation Luncheon Flyer 
BHS Regional Summer School, 2nd Semester July 1, 2019 Regional 9-12 Summer School, 2nd Sem 
Pack the Backpacks July 1, 2019 Pack the Backpacks Flyer 
Young Warriors Tribal Youth Preparedness July 7, 2019 Young Warriors Tribal Youth Camp Flyer 
OK Youth Preparedness Camp July 14, 2019 OK Youth Preparedness Camp Flyer 
High School Fundamentals July 15, 2019 High School Fundamentals 
BHS Ignite Senior Leadership Conference July 18, 2019 Ignite Senior Conference Flyer 
Oppositional, Defiant, and Disruptive Children Training July 24, 2019 Oppositional, Defiant, and Disruptive Children Strategies Flyer 
Madison Mania 6th Grade Transition Camp July 29, 2019 Madison Mania 6th Grade Transition Camp 
Central Cub 6th Grade Transition Camp August 7, 2019 Central Cub 6th Grade Transition Camp 
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Arvest Foundation contributes $15,000 to Bartlesville Public Schools

posted Jun 20, 2019, 5:51 AM by Laci Harris   [ updated Jun 20, 2019, 7:19 AM ]

Arvest has renewed its support of the Bartlesville Public Schools’ elementary STEM program, Project Lead the Way Launch, with a $15,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

Annah Fischer, Arvest Bank marketing manager, and Earl Sears, Arvest Bank business development representative, presented the contribution at the regular meeting of the Bartlesville Public Schools Board of Education in June.

The funds will help Bartlesville elementary schools ramp up their technology capabilities as they continue to expand STEM programs for all kindergarten through fifth-grade students with engineering modules in 2019-20 and 2020-21.

“The Arvest Foundation’s generosity will allow us to create a more engaging learning experience for our elementary students,” said Supt. Chuck McCauley. “By expanding our capabilities, we’ve given our students and teachers an even greater avenue for success.”  

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Bartlesville Public Schools’ efforts to provide greater educational opportunities for local students,” said Sears. “We greatly appreciate the work our local teachers and administrators do daily to enrich the lives of their students. Arvest Bank and the Arvest Foundation are committed to education and children in the Bartlesville region.”
Annah Fischer and Earl Sears of Arvest Bank present $15,000 for the Bartlesville school district’s elementary STEM program at a June meeting of the Bartlesville Board of Education. Left to right: Board Vice-President Rick Boswell, Supt. Chuck McCauley, Arvest’s Annah Fischer, Board President Scott Bilger, board members Andrea Nightingale and Randy Herren, Arvest’s Earl Sears, and board member Kevin Sitton.

Bartlesville Public Schools selects new soccer coach

posted Jun 10, 2019, 1:16 PM by Laci Harris   [ updated Jun 12, 2019, 3:32 AM by Granger Meador ]

The Board of Education for Bartlesville Public Schools will take action this month on hiring Anthony Tucker to lead the Bruin soccer program. Tucker is a graduate of Bartlesville High School, Rogers State University, and has a master’s degree from Northeastern State University. He has high school coaching experience at Field Kindley High School in Coffeyville and as an assistant for the Lady Bruins.

Born and raised in Bartlesville, Tucker played four years for the varsity Bruins soccer team. He was a member of the nationally ranked Tulsa Soccer Club 89 boys soccer team. During his time with TSC, Tucker played for both former New York Cosmos defender Keith Eddy and current club director Jim Tindell.

As a collegiate athlete, Tucker was a regular starter for Independence Community College. He then signed with NCAA Division II, Delta State University in Mississippi prior to returning to Oklahoma to finish his bachelor’s degree in business administration at Rogers State University in Claremore. In 2016, Tucker earned a Master of Science degree in Higher Education Leadership from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah.

Tucker is married to the former Megan Lytle, now Dr. Megan Tucker O.D., and resides in Bartlesville.


BPS Foundation wraps up fundraising efforts with another $100,000 contribution to Elementary STEM

posted Jun 6, 2019, 11:38 AM by Granger Meador

Superintendent Chuck McCauley; BPS Foundation board member Brian Saltzman; school board member Rick Boswell; BPS Foundation board member Harry Deathe; school board members Alison Clark, Scott Bilger, Tyler Vaclaw, Kevin Sitton, Andrea Nightingale, and Randy Herron; BPS Foundation Executive Director Blair Ellis; BPS Foundation Chair Sara Freeman
The Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation recently announced that for the third year in a row, it reached its fundraising target to support the implementation and expansion of the Project Lead the Way Launch Elementary STEM curriculum in the district’s six elementary schools.  This year the Foundation raised $100,000, bringing its total contribution to this initiative to over $300,000 in three years.  

Since 2015, Bartlesville Public Schools has expanded its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program. Several high school STEM courses and all of the middle school STEM courses use national curricula from Project Lead the Way (PLTW).  Both Bartlesville middle schools and Bartlesville High School have been named Distinguished Schools in the PLTW program.

Over the past two years, all kindergarten through fifth-grade teachers at each of the district’s six elementary schools were trained to implement computer science modules with their students with funding from the Foundation and several other community partners, including ConocoPhillips.

During the 2018-19 school year, private funding covered most of the costs to expand the program at the elementary level to include biomedical and engineering modules.  

With funds raised this year, the district will add two additional engineering modules to every K-5 classroom during the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years, resulting in a total of four STEM modules being part of every child’s education from kindergarten through fifth grade.  

Once the implementation of the program is complete in the district’s elementary schools, the district’s goal is for all of its school sites to be named PLTW Distinguished Schools.    

In PLTW courses, students apply science, technology, engineering, and math in a hands-on approach to solve complex, open-ended problems in a real-world context. Students focus on the process of defining and solving a problem, not on getting the “right” answer. The instructor takes on a facilitator role and the students participate in self-directed and cooperative learning activities which allow for creativity and critical thinking.  PLTW courses are aligned to the career pathways of engineering, computer science, and biomedical science.  Courses are designed to be taught in conjunction with a rigorous academic curriculum.
The district is building a continuous STEM pathway for students from elementary through high school so that Bartlesville students will be well-prepared for in-demand, high wage, high skill jobs, and careers. 
The Foundation and the district are thankful to the community for its continued generosity in making this program possible, particularly community partners like ConocoPhillips, Truity Education Foundation, Arvest, Bartlesville Community Foundation, Lowe Education Foundation, and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company.
BPSF supports Launch

Kane Parent Lunch & Learn with Judge Vaclaw

posted Jun 6, 2019, 10:50 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jun 6, 2019, 10:50 AM ]

Judge Vaclaw finished up making the rounds at the elementary sites with a Parent Lunch & Learn at Richard Kane Elementary School on Friday, May 3, 2019. 

The topic for the event was Internet Safety & Cyber Bullying. He also spoke to the 4th & 5th-grade students separately on the topic.

Papa John's was the Lunch Sponsor and donated pizzas. Barb's Super 6 Cuts donated a gift certificate for a free student hair cut as the door prize giveaway.


Teacher Appreciation Luncheon hosted by the Bartlesville Ladies Connection

posted Jun 6, 2019, 10:41 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jun 6, 2019, 10:45 AM ]

Bartlesville Ladies Connection is hosting a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, June 13 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 pm at Drake Library on the Oklahoma Wesleyan University campus at 2201 Silver Lake Road in Bartlesville.

Cost is $10 for lunch, program, and prizes, and all area ladies are invited. The event is FREE to all school personnel, homeschool and classroom teachers, and administrators who RSVP by June 11.  Be sure to indicate in your RSVP if you are school personnel so they can recognize you.

Leslie Jerden of Truity's Go Club will present a program on fun "nearby" places to go this summer, fall or spring break. 

Margaret Bideau of Chanute, Kansas, a retired teacher who loves to laugh and is directionally challenged, will speak. She is the mother of three adult children and eight "perfect" grandchildren.

RSVP by Tuesday noon, June 11. Reservations necessary and cancellations essential.
  • Carol L: (785)840-8128
  • Carol S: (918)333-5368
  • Email: kpotter6@juno.com 
  • Text: 918-397-7388
Hosted by Bartlesville Ladies Connection. Find us on Facebook!

Disclaimer for Third Party Non-Profit Activities

Bartlesville Public Schools is not sponsoring, endorsing, or recommending the activities announced here. Student participation is voluntary and subject to parental approval.

Teacher Luncheon

Madison receives OETT Grant for video equipment and training

posted Jun 6, 2019, 10:31 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jun 6, 2019, 10:32 AM ]

Madison Middle School in Bartlesville will receive $40,000 from the Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust (OETT) to purchase new technology equipment. Additionally, the school will receive professional development training valued at over $25,000. "We are so excited to receive the OETT grant! We know that money will enable us to put our vision of audiovisual editing into action next year," said Joey Eidson, Principal. Madison’s grant application stated, “Technology redefines, augments, and improves the experience of all school stakeholders. With the use of technology, classrooms are learner-focused, and teachers act as a coach and facilitator of instruction.” With that vision in mind, Madison decided the next step in providing authentic learning opportunities is to have students participate in their own learning process and create something that shows their mastery of a skill in relation to the Oklahoma Academic Standards. This will allow students to employ the International Society for Technology in Education standards of 1-Empowered Learner, 3-Knowledge Constructor, and 4-Innovative Designer. "I am so thrilled for our students and teachers at Madison. I am thankful for the opportunity to extend the classroom and help foster deeper learning across all curriculum," said Morgan Axsom, Assistant Principal. The grant will allow the school to purchase six cameras with video capabilities to equip each teaching team for use in conjunction with their curriculum. A portable communications lab will include 15 cameras with video capabilities for teachers to utilize in their classrooms to engage in authentic learning through the creation and editing of videos. Additional equipment will be for a communications classroom to provide “hands-on” authentic learning using video technology. The OETT stated, “When the Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust began in 2001, computer labs ‒ with their rows of desktop CPU towers and bulky CRT displays ‒ were all the rage in education. But just like the technologies our grants provide, OETT has evolved into a force for promoting inventive and authentic learning. By the end of their grant year, OETT schools will have succeeded in meshing classroom instruction with real-world educational scenarios while utilizing state-of-the-art technology.”


Bartlesville selects new head varsity baseball coach

posted Jun 6, 2019, 5:18 AM by Laci Harris   [ updated Jun 6, 2019, 6:19 AM by Granger Meador ]


The Bartlesville Public School District’s board of education will consider a recommendation to hire Cody Price as its new baseball coach at its regular meeting in June.


Price graduated from Marlow High School in 2004 and played baseball all four years. Their teams were state tournament quarter-finalists in 2003 and 2004. Price attended Mid America Christian University from 2004-2009 and was named an NCCAA All American player for pitching in 2005. He graduated in May 2009 with a Bachelors in Business Administration.


Price began his coaching career at Westmoore from 2009-2011 and then coached at Mustang for eight years. He was the pitching coach for the 2017 State Championship and went to the 2018 state quarterfinals. Price has had 30 athletes who went on to play college ball, with six of them signed to Division 1 scholarships. Two were drafted, two more will be drafted in June, and another will be drafted next year. One of his current players was the PBR Player of the Year last year and won the Ferguson Jenkins award this year. Another player is playing on Team USA and was selected to play for the MLB pipeline this summer.


Price and his wife, Courtney, have been married since 2009 and have three children Kennedy (7), Kylie (4), and Carter (11 months). Price is the son of Brad and Judy Price and grandson of Bill and Becky, all from Nowata.


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Truity's Bruin card continues to pay off for student activities and athletics

posted May 28, 2019, 10:05 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 28, 2019, 10:58 AM ]

Truity Bruin Card Donation for 2018-19
Sara Freeman of Truity Credit Union presented to the Bartlesville Board of Education a check for $14,500 which represents the latest installment of district spirit funds via the Bartlesville Bruins debit card. Flanking her, from left to right, are Board Vice-President Rick Boswell, Board Clerk Alison Clark, Superintendent Chuck McCauley, Board President Scott Bilger, and Board Members Andrea Nightingale, Kevin Sitton, Tyler Vaclaw, and Randy Herren.

At its May 2019 meeting, the Bartlesville Board of Education recognized Truity Credit Union for its continued support for the school district. Sara Freeman, Truity Manager of Business Development, presented a check for $14,500 which represented the latest installment of the district proceeds from Truity's Bartlesville Bruins Debit Card.

Anyone with a Truity checking account can sign up for that card. A portion of the processing fees on each transaction goes to the schools. The credit union has offered the "Bruin Spirit" card since 2009, which has raised about $85,000 to date for student activities and athletics.

Truity also provides direct school support through donations to school Parent Support Groups, sponsoring various school events, and matching grants with the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation (BSPF). It also supports teachers with recruitment and retention events and classroom grants through the BPSF. In 2017, the credit union made a three-year commitment to donate $200,000 to district programs to benefit students, schools, parents, and teachers.

The district is grateful to Truity and its other community partners who invest in Bartlesville's present and future via their support of the public schools.

Bruin Debit Card

A stormy finish for the Class of 2019

posted May 25, 2019, 8:43 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 25, 2019, 9:23 AM ]

Class of 2019
The Class of 2019 in what was the school's first indoor commencement in 25 years

Mother Nature kept everyone on their toes during the final week of the 2018-19 academic year with a flood that led to detours around town and impacted site parking at Bartlesville High School, culminating in its first indoor commencement in a quarter-century. 

The Caney River crested on Tuesday, May 21 at 18.2 feet above flood stage, inundating the high school's floodplain parking lot, practice fields, and Haley Environmental Laboratory east of Shawnee Avenue by Tuesday morning with Shawnee itself flooded and closed. Final exams continued at BHS with students and staff scrambling for the remaining parking spaces on campus while everyone across town detoured around closed roadways for the remainder of the week. Richard Kane Elementary also had to alter some of its procedures to accommodate the conditions.

The parking lot in the floodplain east of the high school campus has filled multiple times since it was built in 2002, but this was the highest the Caney River had crested since reaching 21.6 feet in July 2007 and was the highest flood during a school year since the record 27.7 foot flood in October 1986 which brought several feet of water into the bottom level of Custer Stadium and the lowest areas of the Phillips Field House. This flood only brought some leaks along with seeping groundwater into a few low rooms on the high school campus.

The Caney River began to recede Tuesday night, but more rains then brought another smaller crest on Thursday morning. The river had dropped below flood stage by the time of Commencement on Friday, May 24. But the floodplain parking was still sloppy and muddy, so school buses provided shuttle service from the ConocoPhillips/Phillips 66 main parking lot downtown to the campus from 6 p.m. onward.

Yet another incoming thunderstorm then forced the school to activate its Commencement Inclement Weather Plan for the first indoor ceremony in 25 years. About 360 seniors and many teachers occupied the floor of the Bruin Field House as 2,200 ticketed guests watched and cheered.

Hundreds of overflow guests watched the event in the nearby and thankfully cooler 1,200-seat auditorium courtesy of a Facebook Live video stream provided by a dedicated community volunteer. Dozens more guests watched from the commons. By the next morning, the school's live stream had reached about 1,500 views and the Examiner-Enterprise's own Facebook Live stream had attracted 5,200 views.

The end of the event was suitably stormy, with audio problems as the program ended and the skies opened up to shower the Class of 2019 and their guests as they exited campus. 

The district appreciates the patience and perseverance of students, staff, parents, and patrons in what was a memorable and challenging final week of the school year across the district and especially at Bartlesville High School.

District 2019 Summer School & Camps

posted May 24, 2019, 11:29 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 30, 2019, 3:56 AM ]

Summer Programs

Summer Camps

for Enrichment and School Transitions
  • Bruin Camp for Incoming Freshmen
    • Afternoon of fun, prizes, and Jared's Frozen Custard
    • August 2, 12:45-3:30 p.m.
    • Bus pick ups at Central and Madison middle schools, Ranch Heights, Jane Phillips, Wilson, Wayside, former Oak Park school, and Boys & Girls Club
  • High School Fundamentals
    • Gives incoming freshmen a foundation in skills for successful organization, communication, and general tools to succeed in high school
    • July 15-19
    • $10 registration fee (scholarships available)
    • Free breakfast & lunch
    • Free transportation from centralized locations

Summer Schools

Summer school sessions for remediation and credit recovery will be offered for both elementary and secondary students.

Elementary and middle school summer school sessions are recommended by teachers as needed. High School summer school has open registration for Bartlesville and regional students.

The free summer food program, with free breakfast and lunch for anyone ages 1-18,  complements the summer schools.

Semester one is from May 30-June 20 and semester two is from July 1-24, with classes Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to noon in:

CREDIT RECOVERY
  • English 9, 10, 11, or 12
  • U.S. History
  • Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry
  • Physical Science, Biology I
INITIAL CREDIT & CREDIT RECOVERY
  • Oklahoma History, World History, Government, Financial Literacy Economics
  • Spanish I, II
  • Math of Finance, Business Computer Applications
  • Environmental Science
Register early - first come, first served. Registration closes for semester 1 on May 29 and for semester 2 on June 28.


SUMMER BUS ROUTES FOR BHS CAMPS & 6-12 SUMMER SCHOOLS
Route 1 Route 2
 7:35 a.m. Former Oak Park Elementary School   7:15 a.m.Wilson Elementary
 7:40Virginia & Cudahy  7:20Madison Middle School
 7:45Jane Phillips Elementary School  7:25Frank Phillips & Fleetwood Dr
 7:5020th & Osage  7:35Ranch Heights Elementary 
 7:55Central Middle School bus lane  7:45Brookbury Ln & Aspen Ave
 8:00BHS Freshman Academy  7:50Wayside Elementary
    8:00BHS Freshman Academy
 12 p.m.Take Summer School Back from Freshman Academy  12 p.m.Take Summer School Back from Freshman Academy
 3:30Take Summer Camps back from Freshman Academy  3:30Take Summer Camps back from Freshman Academy

Middle School June Session

There is one session, required for students who did not pass a core subject because of grades or attendance. The session runs on Monday through Fridays from May 30 to June 20 from 8 a.m. to noon.

This program is conducted at the Freshman Academy at Bartlesville High School.

Elementary School June Summer Boost

The June Session is 4 weeks, Monday through Thursday; June 3-6, 10-13, 17-20, and 24-27. The student hours are 9 a.m. to noon. Kindergarten through 2nd grade summer school will be at Ranch Heights Elementary School. 3rd through 5th grade summer school will be at Richard Kane Elementary School.

Elementary School July Summer Boost

The July session is 3 weeks, Monday through Thursday; July 8-11, 15-18, and 22-25. The student hours are 9 a.m. to noon. This session for Kindergarten through 5th grade will be at Jane Phillips Elementary School.

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