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  • Teacher of the Year Celebration on 2/25/2020 The Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation is sponsoring the 2020 Teacher of the Year Celebration on Tuesday, February 25 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Bartlesville Community Center.The ...
    Posted Feb 19, 2020, 6:57 AM by Granger Meador
  • All-State Chorus & Band students recognized At its meeting on February 17, 2020, the Bartlesville Board of Education spotlighted students selected for all-state chorus and band.Vocal Music Director Margie Green introduced fellow directors Tamara ...
    Posted Feb 18, 2020, 6:09 AM by Granger Meador
  • Teacher Job Fair on Saturday, March 7, 2020 Teacher Job Fair, Saturday, March 7Teaching positions are available throughout our district.Please bring three copies of your résumé.8:45 a.m. Registration 9 a.m. - Noon:Job ...
    Posted Feb 17, 2020, 10:43 AM by Granger Meador
  • Help the Meijer family while dining out Alex Meijer, the husband of Hoover Elementary third grade teacher Tori Meijer, was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in June. After a recent surgery, he was referred to MD ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2020, 9:52 AM by Granger Meador
  • Sandra Makovec 40-Year Service Anniversary Congratulations to Sandra Makovec for her 40 years of service!Sandy started with Bartlesville Schools in 1979 as a substitute employee. She worked several years as a Bartlesville Child Nutrition ...
    Posted Feb 6, 2020, 9:55 AM by Granger Meador
  • Dilbeck tapped for Director of Athletics & Activities At its meeting on Monday, February 17, 2020, the Bartlesville Board of Education will be asked to designate Thad Dilbeck, a former teacher and coach in Bartlesville and Dewey, as ...
    Posted Feb 5, 2020, 11:00 AM by Granger Meador
  • Puffs play on February 13, 15, 16 BHS Theatre presents Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic by Matt Cox in three performances at the Fine Arts Center at Bartlesville High ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2020, 11:42 AM by Granger Meador
  • Optional Freshman Pre-Enrollment evening appointments available Bartlesville High School will be offering OPTIONAL Pre-Enrollment evening appointments for incoming freshmen on Monday, February 10, 2020, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in the Freshman Academy ...
    Posted Jan 31, 2020, 12:44 PM by Granger Meador
  • 43rd Annual All-Schools Chess Tournament on 2/15/2020 The 43rd annual all-schools chess tournament has been set for Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Madison Middle School.This chess tournament is again being conducted by the Bartlesville Chess ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2020, 3:01 PM by Granger Meador
  • BHS Sophomore Quincey Turner wins 2nd place in the Natureworks-Sutton Award for Student Conservation Recently art students completed a piece of artwork and wrote an essay about their thoughts on conservation for the Sutton Scholarship Award, a partnership between the Sutton Avian Research Center ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2020, 11:55 AM by Laci Harris
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Event NameEvent Start DateFlyer Weblink
Law Enforcement Explorers Meetings January 14, 2020 Law Enforcement Explorers Flyer 
Eat at Freddy's on 2/24 to help the Meijer family February 24, 2020 Freddy's Meijer Family Benefit Flyer 
Teacher of the Year Celebration February 25, 2020 Teacher of the Year Celebration Flyer 
Teacher Job Fair March 7, 2020 Teacher Job Fair Flyer 
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SchoolMessenger
SchoolMessenger

Emergency Phone/Text Messages to Patrons

The district sends out emergency phone and text messages, such as weather-related school closing notices, via School Messenger to contacts in our PowerSchool database. Please contact your child's school to verify your contact information in PowerSchool is up-to-date. To receive texts, you must also text "subscribe" to the number 68453. (Text "stop" to 68453 to cancel your subscription to texts, or text "help" to 68453 for more information.)

Remind

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Routine Text, Email, and Phone Messages

Classroom teachers and activity sponsors increasingly use the Remind messaging service to send texts and emails to students and parents. (Individual student messages are restricted to ages 13 and up.)

By default, Remind uses parent and class information from PowerSchool, but teachers and sponsors can also share codes that anyone can text to 81010. For example, to join a Remind group with the code math, you would text @math to the number 81010.

Teacher of the Year Celebration on 2/25/2020

posted Feb 19, 2020, 5:59 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 19, 2020, 6:57 AM ]

The Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation is sponsoring the 2020 Teacher of the Year Celebration on Tuesday, February 25 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Bartlesville Community Center.

The free and public event will include teacher honorees walking the red carpet at 5:30 p.m. to a reception with Chick-fil-A snacks and punch for all to enjoy. The first 100 BPSD teachers who display their ID badge will receive a swag bag of goodies from local businesses; doors will open at 5 p.m.

The awards ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. with Maria Gus acting as the emcee and partnering with Clint Musslewhite on the red carpet. At the event, the site Teachers of the Year will be recognized and the District Teacher of the Year will be announced. The site Rising Star Teachers will also be honored, with the District Rising Star Teacher announced along with the Elementary and Secondary Rookie Teachers of the Year. The winner of this year's Kurt Schmoldt Teacher Appreciation Award will also be announced as well as this year's Bartlesville Education Association Friends of Education Award. District employees with 20 or more years of service will be awarded their service pins. 

The presenting sponsors for the event are Arvest and Patriot Chevrolet.

The Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation will be accepting donations and is sponsoring a People's Choice Award in which anyone can donate-to-vote for the Teacher of the Year nominee of their choice. Donations will be accepted at the event by cash or check and through text-to-give. Look for the People's Choice Award table at the reception. The winning teacher (determined by the number of donations/votes received) will be announced at the end of the program, with lunch from Chick-fil-A for all teachers at the winner's site. Proceeds benefit the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation.

The Foundation encourages everyone to come out and celebrate some of our finest teachers!


2020 Site Teachers of the Year

Teachers of the Year

Hoover Elementary
Amanda Daniels

3rd Grade
Amanda Daniels
Jane Phillips Elementary 
Terri James

5th Grade 
Terri James
Ranch Heights Elementary
Benjamin Showler

Physical Education
Benjamin Showler
Richard Kane Elementary
Abigale Kahler

1st Grade 
Abigale Kahler
Wayside Elementary
Shelly Buhlinger

5th Grade
Shelly Buhlinger
Wilson Elementary 
Carrie Christensen

5th Grade 
Carrie Christensen
Central Middle School
Andrea Satterfield

Computer Applications & Broadcasting 
Andrea Satterfield
Madison Middle School 
 Rachel Hough

STEM: Project Lead the Way Gateway
Rachel Hough
Bartlesville High School
Kristina Arguello

Spanish 
Kristina Arguello


2020 Rising Star Teacher Nominees

Rising Star Teachers

Hoover ElementaryJessica Henderson

1st Grade
Jessica Henderson
Jane Phillips Elementary Taylor Beck
née Miller

4th Grade 
Taylor Beck
Ranch Heights ElementaryAlana Murphy

Special Education
Alana Murphy
Richard Kane ElementaryNaudia Jackson

Special Education
Naudia Jackson
Wayside Elementary
Tara Dicks

3rd Grade 
Tara Dicks
Wilson Elementary
Alaina Taylor

2nd Grade
Alaina Taylor
Central Middle School
Ty Huie

8th Grade 
Pre-Algebra,
Algebra I Honors
Ty Huie
Madison Middle School
Daniel Wren

8th Grade 
Pre-Algebra,
Algebra I Honors 
Daniel Wren
Bartlesville High School
Zandra Sanders

Spanish
Zandra Sanders

TOY Celebration

All-State Chorus & Band students recognized

posted Feb 18, 2020, 6:09 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 18, 2020, 6:09 AM ]

All-State Chorus & Band 2020
At its meeting on February 17, 2020, the Bartlesville Board of Education spotlighted students selected for all-state chorus and band.

Vocal Music Director Margie Green introduced fellow directors Tamara Walker, Alex Rivera, and Sarah Long while recognizing students selected for the Oklahoma Choral Directors Association (OkCDA) and Oklahoma Music Educators Association (OkMEA) all-state choruses:

OkCDA Junior High All-State Mixed Chorus
  • Natalie Hart, Owen King, William Pendergraft, Isabella Cavaceci
OkCDA Junior High All-State Treble Chorus
  • Joyce Yang, Samarah Robinson, Jecelle Dobson
OkMEA High School All-State Mixed Chorus
  • Carlie Pool
OkMEA High School All-State Treble Chorus
  • Maggie Parrett
T
Tamara Walker
amara Walker was also recognized for earning the OkMEA Exemplary Teacher award.

Band Director Alex Claussen introduced three students selected for OkMEA All-State Symphonic Band:
  • Becca Waller, 1st Alternate Piccolo
  • Max Williams, 1st Alternate Percussion
  • Abbie Claussen, 2nd Alternate Bassoon

Teacher Job Fair on Saturday, March 7, 2020

posted Feb 17, 2020, 7:22 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 17, 2020, 10:43 AM ]

Teacher Job Fair, Saturday, March 7

Please bring three copies of your résumé.

8:45 a.m. Registration 

9 a.m. - Noon:
Job Fair and Interviews
Bartlesville High School Commons Area
1700 Hillcrest Drive
Bartlesville, OK 74003

Park in the big lot east of Shawnee Avenue and use the sidewalk on the north side of the Freshman Academy entrance at 18th Street and Shawnee Avenue to reach the Commons
For more information contact Dr. Stephanie Curtis, Executive Director of Personnel & School Support, at (918) 336-8600 ext. 3528 or CurtisSA@bps-ok.org
Positions include:
  • Agriculture Education teacher
  • High School Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies teachers
  • Elementary teachers, Early Childhood teachers, Music
  • Special Education teachers
  • School Psychologist
  • Coaching positions
Job Fair

Help the Meijer family while dining out

posted Feb 6, 2020, 10:21 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 11, 2020, 9:52 AM ]

Alex Meijer, the husband of Hoover Elementary third grade teacher Tori Meijer, was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in June. After a recent surgery, he was referred to MD Anderson in Houston for treatment.

The Hoover Parent/Teacher Organization has teamed up with the local Freddy's restaurants to hold a fundraiser for the Meijer family. 

(NOTE: A previously announced 2/11 event at Chili's will now benefit the Hoover PTO, rather than focusing on the Meijer family.)

Eat at Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers on Monday, February 24
Please print out and present this flyer when you dine at Freddy's Bartlesville on Monday, February 24. The Hoover PTO will receive a percentage of sales for conveyance to the Meijer Family.

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.




Click below for the flyer to take with you to Freddy's on February 24
Freddy's Flyer




Sandra Makovec 40-Year Service Anniversary

posted Feb 6, 2020, 6:41 AM by Laci Harris   [ updated Feb 6, 2020, 9:55 AM by Granger Meador ]

Congratulations to Sandra Makovec for her 40 years of service!

Sandy started with Bartlesville Schools in 1979 as a substitute employee. She worked several years as a Bartlesville Child Nutrition team member at Bartlesville Mid-High under the kitchen supervisor Vera Bryant. In 1991, Sandy went back to being an on-call substitute and remains to this day.

Sandy is a steadfast employee that has served several generations of Bartlesville Students. Sandy has been married for 53 years and has 3 children and 5 grandchildren.

Sodexo and Bartlesville Schools would like to wish a sincere thank you and congratulations to Sandy on her 40 years of service to our students.

Superintendent Chuck McCauley, Sandra Makovec, Sodexo Director of Child Nutrition Jon Beckloff, Executive Director of Personnel & School Support Dr. Stephanie Curtis.

Dilbeck tapped for Director of Athletics & Activities

posted Feb 5, 2020, 10:59 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 5, 2020, 11:00 AM ]

At its meeting on Monday, February 17, 2020, the Bartlesville Board of Education will be asked to designate Thad Dilbeck, a former teacher and coach in Bartlesville and Dewey, as the Director of Athletics and Activities, effective upon his release from being the Principal of Ponca City High School. The board has already approved having varsity football head coach Jason Sport assume the added duties of Assistant Director of Athletics, and Terry Hughes will continue in his current role as Auxiliary Assistant Director of Athletics. Matt Hancock, who will remain the Principal of Bruin Academy, will swap the role of Assistant Director of Athletics & Activities for that of Director of Online Learning.

Bartlesville Schools Superintendent Chuck McCauley stated, “We are most appreciative of the work of Matt Hancock and Terry Hughes in keeping the Athletics and Activities programs running during a difficult transition with the loss of former director Spence Rigdon. I am excited to have Matt leading both Bruin Academy and a new Bruin Virtual School this next academic year. With his leadership, we will be able to support that initiative to improve our district’s online and blended learning opportunities with a reorganization which will not add administrative staff.”

Thad Dilbeck has been a principal and assistant principal at Ponca City High School since 2012, with Ponca City’s athletics and fine arts directors reporting to him for several years. That experience will benefit him in his new position over both athletics and activities in Bartlesville. Dilbeck’s previous experience includes teaching social studies and coaching varsity and junior high football and track in Dewey. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, he taught social studies and math in Bartlesville, including a stint as an alternative education teacher at Bartlesville Mid-High, and he was a coach in the Bruins’ varsity and junior high football and track programs.

Dilbeck earned a Master of Educational Leadership degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State in Weatherford and bachelor’s degrees in education and business administration from Northwestern Oklahoma State in Alva, where he played football. Thad and his wife, Claudia, have a daughter, Adele, who is a junior at Ponca City High, and two sons, Thatcher, 28, and Riley, 22.


Thad Dilbeck

Puffs play on February 13, 15, 16

posted Feb 3, 2020, 11:15 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 3, 2020, 11:42 AM ]

BHS Theatre presents Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic by Matt Cox in three performances at the Fine Arts Center at Bartlesville High School:

  • Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 2 p.m.

For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs...who just happened to be there too. It is a tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world. 


Puffs is a true underdog story about Wayne Hopkins, a boy who wished to be the hero of his own story, not just a side character. While at magic school, he meets the Puffs, including Cedric Diggory. They navigate their way through school being the lamest house and strive to earn third place in the House Cup though the odds are stacked against them. This is an action-packed comedy with a lot of heart and plenty of magic. 


This production is one of the largest BHS Theatre plays in recent history with a cast of 19 and a crew of 15. For half of the company, this is their first experience on stage or behind the scenes.


BHS Theatre will be presenting the high school edition of the play, which has some mild mature themes and is roughly equivalent to a PG movie. 


Tickets will be $5 presale and $10 at the door. Presale tickets can be purchased from any acting student at BHS or from sponsor Mrs. Roddy. Event parking is south of the Fine Arts Center off 18th Street between Hillcrest Drive and the Bruin Activity Center, wrapping around the west side of the school along Hillcrest Drive.

Puffs

Optional Freshman Pre-Enrollment evening appointments available

posted Jan 31, 2020, 12:43 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jan 31, 2020, 12:44 PM ]

Bartlesville High School will be offering OPTIONAL Pre-Enrollment evening appointments for incoming freshmen on Monday, February 10, 2020, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in the Freshman Academy Library at 18th Street and Shawnee Avenue.

These are appointments will be for incoming freshmen (Class of 2024) who might need an evening appointment time. 

To make an evening appointment, Sign Up Here.

All other students will be assigned a daytime appointment at their middle school to meet with a BHS counselor on the following dates:
  • Madison Pre-Enrollment conferences: 2/25/2020 and 2/26/2020
  • Central Pre-Enrollment conferences: 3/3/2020 and 3/4/2020
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4CA8A92AA1FE3-optional1

43rd Annual All-Schools Chess Tournament on 2/15/2020

posted Jan 28, 2020, 3:00 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jan 28, 2020, 3:01 PM ]


The 43rd annual all-schools chess tournament has been set for Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Madison Middle School.

This chess tournament is again being conducted by the Bartlesville Chess Club in cooperation with the Bartlesville Public Schools. Students who may be interested in playing in the tournament may obtain information sheets and entry blanks in the office at each school or using the link below.

There will be separate divisions for beginning (Kindergarten-3rd), upper-grade elementary (4th-5th), middle school (6th-8th), and high school (9th-12th) players, with awards to winning players in each division earning 2.5 points or better and participation ribbons. The 1st and 2nd-place winners in each division will receive a trophy.

It will be a Swiss-system tournament in which each student will play four games, irrespective of the number of games won or lost, with a tie-breaking procedure or additional play-off game to determine winners if needed. Two games are played in the morning, with a lunch break, then the remaining games. See the entry form for further details.

Robbyn Glinsmann, director of elementary mathematics for the Oklahoma State Department of Education, has seen direct benefits of chess in the classroom from her work as an instructional coach in Edmond Public Schools. Although the game does not target specific learning objectives, she says frequent gameplay can heighten cognitive skills needed to strengthen performance in multiple subject areas.

“Chess is a high-intensity game that requires patience, dedication and problem-solving. You must think ahead two to three steps and see what is coming next. When a curveball is thrown by the opponent, you have to rethink your strategy on the fly and within split seconds,” Glinsmann said. “This mental toughness activates both sides of the brain and builds stamina within the player. This stamina spills over into the classroom as students are now seen as risk-takers and can concentrate more because of the muscle memory built within them.”

Playing chess is a great equalizer, something anyone can learn to play. It is not restricted to gifted students. In fact, special-needs children have won state championships. Proponents say the game builds character, since players learn more from losing than from winning. Plus civility and sportsmanship are great traditions at chess tournaments.

We encourage students of all ages to pick up an entry blank at their school office or print the form attached to this post.

Chess Tournament
Entry Form

BHS Sophomore Quincey Turner wins 2nd place in the Natureworks-Sutton Award for Student Conservation

posted Jan 28, 2020, 11:55 AM by Laci Harris

Recently art students completed a piece of artwork and wrote an essay about their thoughts on conservation for the Sutton Scholarship Award, a partnership between the Sutton Avian Research Center in Bartlesville and NatureWorks, Inc. Quincey Turner, a sophomore and Pre-AP Art Student at BHS, placed 2nd for the award. 


The Sutton Award entries were on public display at the Hive Gallery in Jenks from January 13 to January 26, 2020, with an award reception on January 26. This is the 16th consecutive year of the partnership between the research center and NatureWorks. Through the award, more than 2,800 Oklahoma high school students have been encouraged to communicate conservation through art. 


Quincey’s artwork, and the artwork of all the top winners, will be professionally framed and on display along with the professional artwork at the annual NatureWorks Art Show and Sale where art lovers can browse paintings, sculptures, and wooden carvings by the top wildlife, western, and landscape artists across the United States. NatureWorks selects a few featured artists in addition to the many talented exhibiting artists whose work will be on display throughout the entire show. Thirty percent of each art sale goes toward supporting the development and conservation of Oklahoma’s natural habitats as well as the creatures who live in and depend upon those habitats.


The NatureWorks Art Show and Sale will be held March 6-8 at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma:

  • Friday, March 6: Patron’s party by invitation, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Saturday, March 7: Art Show and Sale, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Sunday, March 8: Art Show and Sale, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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