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  • Special Olympics T-Shirts You can order T-shirts to wear to support the Bartlesville Special Olympics.Order forms must be returned to Richard Kane Elementary at 801 SE 13th St by April 15 ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2019, 2:16 PM by Granger Meador
  • Eat at Freddy's on Monday, 4/22 to support Special Olympics If you eat at Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers in Bartlesville on Monday, April 22, 2019, between 5 and 9 p.m., tell the cashier you're part of the ...
    Posted Apr 11, 2019, 12:48 PM by Granger Meador
  • BHS students receive awards at Spring Art Show The Bartlesville Art Association's 66th Annual Spring Art Show and Sale opened on April 5, 2019. Artwork by professional artists, adults, and students will be on display at the ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2019, 12:40 PM by Granger Meador
  • 2019 State & District Science Fair Results Science teachers Kristin Turner (Central), Cheryl Fentress, (BHS), Gary Layman (BHS), Theresa Miller (Madison), Betty Henderson (BHS, and Warren Neff (BHS) and most of the students from Bartlesville at the ...
    Posted Apr 5, 2019, 3:14 AM by Granger Meador
  • BHS senior receives dance award BHS senior Cassie Harding is a winner of the 2019 State Superintendent Awards for Arts Excellence in Dance. She was selected as a student who has achieved artistic and academic ...
    Posted Apr 2, 2019, 5:45 AM by Granger Meador
  • Lisa Johnson named 2019 Classified Person of the Year Lisa Johnson, center, was selected as the district Classified Person of the Year for 2019. Standing are other Classified Person of the Year nominees from the various sites: Lori Newton ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2019, 10:13 AM by Granger Meador
  • bps-ok.org redirect will be updated on 3/28 The behind-the-scenes internet website addressing that redirects the URL of bps-ok.org to the district's website will be reconfigured on the morning of Thursday, March 28 ...
    Posted Mar 27, 2019, 8:57 AM by Granger Meador
  • Volunteers Needed to Proctor State Testing in April The district must rely on community volunteers to help proctor mandated state tests at each school site during April. We need your help for from two to six hours, depending ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2019, 2:14 AM by Granger Meador
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Event NameEvent Start DateFlyer Weblink
Special Olympics T-Shirts  Special Olympics T-Shirt Flyer 
Free & Reduced Meals Applications August 8, 2018 Free & Reduced Meals Flyer 
State Test Proctors April 1, 2019 State Test Proctors Flyer 
Eat at Freddy's to support Special Olympics April 22, 2019 Freddy's Special Olympics Flyer 
OKWU Eagles Volleyball Camp May 30, 2019 OKWU Eagles Volleyball Camp Flyer 
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 
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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.)

Special Olympics T-Shirts

posted Apr 17, 2019, 2:14 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Apr 17, 2019, 2:16 PM ]

You can order T-shirts to wear to support the Bartlesville Special Olympics.

Order forms must be returned to Richard Kane Elementary at 801 SE 13th St by April 15 for delivery around April 22 OR by May 6 for delivery around May 13. Make checks payable to Bartlesville Special Olympics.

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.

Special Olympics T-Shirts

Eat at Freddy's on Monday, 4/22 to support Special Olympics

posted Apr 11, 2019, 12:47 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Apr 11, 2019, 12:48 PM ]

If you eat at Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers in Bartlesville on Monday, April 22, 2019, between 5 and 9 p.m., tell the cashier you're part of the Special Olympics group, and they will donate 15% of the sale to support the Bartlesville Special Olympics program.

You do not need to bring the flyer to participate, just mention it to the cashier.

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.
Freddy's Flyer

BHS students receive awards at Spring Art Show

posted Apr 9, 2019, 12:32 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Apr 9, 2019, 12:40 PM ]

The Bartlesville Art Association's 66th Annual Spring Art Show and Sale opened on April 5, 2019. Artwork by professional artists, adults, and students will be on display at the Price Tower through Saturday, April 27. The gallery is open on Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free to all.

During the opening evening, guests and artists viewed the artwork while enjoying refreshments. The judging artist for the show was Christopher Westfall from Tulsa, a professional artist who paints both realistic and abstract works. Some of his landscape paintings are a part of the display at Price Tower.

At that evening's awards ceremony, the judge awarded prizes and money to the winners, critiqued their artwork and explained why they won. Bartlesville High School students took some of the top honors that evening. Logan Demaray won the best overall sculpture award for his sculpture of a dog formed with cardboard strips. Christina Guernsey won the award for the best overall student work with her colored pencil drawing titled Same Person, Different PeopleAmber King had a mixed media piece titled Emotions. She and another student won Student Merit Awards. The judge was impressed with all the students' work and talked to them individually after the awards ceremony.

There were hundreds of guests and artists in attendance at the opening. Rhonda Williams is one of visual arts teachers at the high school and would like to thank the Bartlesville Art Association and its members for including the students and always supporting the art programs at the high school.  We are blessed to have such a supportive group involved with our students here in town.

If you have time, make a trip to the Price Tower to see all of the artwork on display in the gallery. Some of the artwork is for sale.

Demaray, Westfall, and King
BHS art student Logan Demaray, art judge Christopher Westfall, and BHS art student Amber King at the Spring Art Show and Sale event

Westfall and Guernsey
Judge Christopher Westfall awarded BHS student Christina Guernsey the award for the best overall student work

2019 State & District Science Fair Results

posted Apr 4, 2019, 5:03 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Apr 5, 2019, 3:14 AM ]

International Science & Engineering Fair

ISEF
Five Bartlesville High School students were selected at the state and district science fairs to have their projects compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF):
  • Maha Achour, "Deep Clean: Is Nanotechnology the New Oil Spill Clean-up Solution?"
  • Michael Brockman, "Artificial Intelligence: Power to Play"
  • Bryce Goodin & Colton McCullough, "Cracking Under Pressure"
  • Kathryn McIntyre, "Distillation as a Method of Waste Water Treatment" 
ISEF 2019

Those students and their teacher, Gary Layman, will be sent to the ISEF in Phoenix, AZ from May 12-17, 2019.


Oklahoma State Science & Engineering Fair

State Fair Projects

State Fair
These students qualified at the district fair to compete at the Oklahoma State Science & Engineering Fair on March 27-29 at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater and were able to attend:
  • Maha Achour
  • Mehdi Achour
  • Sohaib Ali
  • Paxton Anderegg
  • Kate Boudreaux
  • Michael Brockman
  • Kessi Cabler
  • Sam Campbell
  • Mariel Carreno
  • Erin Cary
  • Camden Cotner
  • Artturi DeBlieck
  • Braden Gerth
  • Bryce Goodin
  • Dylan Gore
  • Kylee Greene
  • Reid Griffin
  • Evan Gunter
  • Ashley Healy
  • Ragen Hodge
  • Suchi Jain
  • Morgan King
  • Meghan Landers
  • Colton McCullough
  • Kathryn McIntyre
  • Dhiraj Musale
  • Emmaline Nesser
  • Charles Olsen
  • Payton Parrish
  • Elizabeth Rathbone
  • Audrie Rathman
  • Corine Reta
  • Hope Robertson
  • Madelynn Shambles
  • Brooke Taylor
  • Jamie Templeton
  • Tarun Vinodkumar
  • Sara Wiley
  • Liam Wisner
  • Joyce Yang
  • Stone Yang
State Science Fair - Bartlesville

State Fair Division I (Grades 10-12)

  • Maha Achour, "Deep Clean: Is Nanotechnology the New Oil Spill Clean-up Solution?", Environmental Science (2nd), Stockholm Junior Water Prize, Women in Geoscience Award
  • Michael Brockman, "Artificial Intelligence: Power to Play", Mathematics & Computer Science (1st)
  • Artturi DeBlieck & Dylan Gore, "The Use of Culling for a Statistically Even Sampling of Seismic Geometry", Physics & Astronomy (3rd), NOAA Taking the Pulse of the Planet Award, Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award
  • Bryce Goodin & Colton McCullough, "Cracking Under Pressure", Engineering (2nd)
  • Kathryn McIntyre, "Distillation as a Method of Waste Water Treatment", Stockholm Junior Water Prize
  • Emmeline Nesser, "The Effect of Distorted Video on Time Perception", Social & Behavioral Science (1st)
  • Audrie Rathman, "Hand vs. Phone: Is the Bacteria the Same?", Microbiology & Biochemistry (3rd)
  • Madelynn Shambles, "Blood pH Post-Mortem", Microbiology & Biochemistry (2nd)
  • Brooke Taylor & Sara Wiley, "Confidence vs. Credibility", Social & Behavioral Science (3rd)
  • Jamie Templeton, "How to Fill Holes in Well Logs Using Other Well Logs", Mathematics & Computer Science (2nd)
OSU College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology $2,500 "Sophomore" Scholarship: 
Sohaib Ali, 
Michael Brockman, 
Mariel Carreno, 
Camden Cotner, Arturri DeBlieck, 
Bryce Goodin, 
Dylan Gore, 
Colton McCullough, 
Kathryn McIntyre, 
Jamie Templeton, Stone Yang
State Fair Winners

State Fair Division II (Grades 7-9)

  • Mehdi Achour, "Green Technology: Build a Soil Moisture Sensor to Conserve Water", Engineering (1st), Broadcom Masters Invitation, Innovation Award
  • Samuel Campbell, "Oscillation and Vibration: A Study in 'True Tone'", Medical & Health (3rd)
  • Evan Gunter, "Radio Antenna Frequency", Physics & Astronomy (2nd)
  • Ragen Hodge, "Polarized Plants", Plant Science (2nd)
  • Suchi Jain, "Soil and Water Contamination by Hydrocarbons", Environmental Science (2nd), Stockholm Junior Water Prize
  • Hope Robertson, "What Types of Orange Juice Have the Most Vitamin C?", Chemistry (3rd)
  • Liam Wisner, "Music to my Ears", Social & Behavioral Science (1st)

Bartlesville District Science Fair

The 67th annual Bartlesville District Science Fair was held at the Phillips 66 Technology Center in Bartlesville on February 22-23, 2019. More than 300 students from Washington, Rogers, Osage, and Nowata counties participated with the assistance of about 170 science professionals and enthusiasts who volunteered at the fair.

Bartlesville High School

Senior Division (Grades 10-12)

  • Maha Achour, "Deep Clean: Is Nanotechnology the New Oil Spill Clean-up Solution?", Sr. Environmental (1st), ISEF Finalist, Bartlesville Council of Garden Clubs Award, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Award, Stockholm Junior Water Prize
  • Diego Alberto-Lopez, "Wrapped Up!", United States Navy Office of Naval Research Award
  • Sohaib Ali, "Particle Proportionality", Sr. Physics (2nd), Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers Award, United States Air Force Science Award
  • Paxton Anderegg, "Pharmaceutical Phytology", Sr. Environmental (2nd), Bartlesville Council of Garden Clubs Award
  • Paxton Bradford, "Turbine Technology", Sr. Engineering (3rd)
  • Michael Brockman, "Artificial Intelligence: Power to Play", Sr. Mathematical & Computer Sciences (1st), Mu Alpha Theta Math Club Award, United States Navy Office of Naval Research Award
  • Mariel Carreno, "The Snack that Gives Back...Energy", Sr. Chemistry (2nd)
  • Camden Cotner, "The Snack that Gives Back...Energy", Sr. Chemistry (2nd)
  • Artturi DeBlieck, "The Use of Culling for a Statistically Even Sampling of Seismic Geometry", Sr. Mathematical & Computer Sciences (3rd)
  • Bella Hand, "The Color of Music", Sr. Behavioral & Social Sciences (3rd)
  • Autumn Garza, "The Effects of Coffee on Plants", Sr. Biological Sciences (3rd)
  • Bryce Goodin, "Cracking Under Pressure", Sr. Engineering (1st), ISEF Finalist, ASM International Foundation Award
  • Dylan Gore, "The Use of Culling for a Statistically Even Sampling of Seismic Geometry", Sr. Mathematical & Computer Sciences (3rd)
  • Claire Griffin, "Let's C Which Foods Increase Your Vitamin Intake", Sr. Medical & Health Sciences (3rd)
  • Reid Griffin, "Pharmaceutical Phytology", Sr. Environmental (2nd), Bartlesville Council of Garden Clubs Award
  • Sloan Hewitt, "Solarfusion", Sr. Engineering (2nd)
  • Meghan Landers, "Perfect Posture", Sr. Medical & Health Sciences (2nd), Rogers State University Award
  • Jensen Laws, "What the Energizer Bunny Doesn't Want You to Know", Sr. Chemistry (3rd)
  • Colton McCullough, "Cracking Under Pressure", Sr. Engineering (1st), ISEF Finalist, ASM International Foundation Award
  • Kathryn McIntyre, "Distillation as a Method of Waste Water Treatment", Sr. Chemistry (1st), ISEF Finalist, Society for Science & the Public Award for Community Innovation Award, Oklahoma Corporation Commission Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Award, Association of Women Geoscientists Award, United States Metric Association Award
  • Blerton Morina, "Tough Tennis Balls", Sr. Physics (3rd), United States Navy Office of Naval Research Award
  • Emmeline Nesser, "The Effect of Distorted Video on Time Perception", Sr. Behavioral & Social Sciences (1st), American Psychological Association Award
  • Ryan Pan, "Plastic: A Delicacy?", Oklahoma Corporation Commission Award, Society of Plastics Engineers Award, Bartlesville Council of Garden Clubs Award, Stockholm Junior Water Prize
  • Payton Parrish, "Pimple Be Gone", Sr. Medical & Health Sciences (1st), Washington-Nowata County Medical Society Award
  • Amelia Patterson, "Cleaning Off Plaque with Fruit?", Washington-Nowata County Medical Society Award
  • Kyle Peterson, "The Future Impact of Ocean Acidification on the Calcification of Crustaceans", Sr. Environmental (3rd), NASA Earth System Science Award
  • Audrie Rathman, "Hand vs. Phone: Is the Bacteria the Same?", Sr. Biological Sciences (2nd)
  • Jackson Rolfson, "Just Dragging Along?", United States Air Force Science Award
  • Madelynn Shambles, "Blood pH Post-Mortem", Sr. Biological Sciences (1st), Rogers State University Award, Society for In-Vitro Biology Award
  • Rocky Shuman, "Turbine Technology", Sr. Engineering (3rd)
  • Brooke Taylor, "Confidence vs. Credibility", Sr. Behavioral & Social Sciences (2nd)
  • Jamie Templeton, "How to Fill Holes in Well Logs Using Other Well Logs", Sr. Physics (1st), ISEF Alternate, Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers Award, Rogers State University Award, United States Navy Office of Naval Research Award
  • Sara Wiley, "Confidence vs. Credibility", Sr. Behavioral & Social Sciences (2nd)
  • Max Williams, "Does Soda Lime Reduce Dissolved Carbon Dioxide in Water", American Meteorological Society Award
  • Elijah Winter, "Not Just a Load of Bull: Harnessing the Power of Cow Manure", Stockholm Junior Water Prize
  • Stone Yang, "How Are You Doing?", Sr. Mathematical & Computer Sciences (2nd), Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award, Yale Science and Engineering Association Award
  • Mikayla Yucra, "Acid Rain Effects on Seed Growth", American Chemical Society Award
  • Teachers: Betty Henderson, Gary LaymanWarren Neff

Junior Division (Grade 9)

  • Elisa Argo, "Homeopathic v. Pharmaceutical", Jr. Medical & Health Sciences (3rd)
  • Kessi Cabler, "Short Term...What?", Jr. Medical & Health Sciences (1st)
  • Samuel Campbell, "Oscillation and Vibration: A Study in 'True Tone'", Jr. Medical & Health Sciences (1st)
  • Erin Cary, "Antibacterial Resistance: Fact or Fiction", Jr. Biological Sciences (1st)
  • Logan Cates, "What salts melt?", Jr. Environmental (Honorable Mention)
  • Jordan Dumonceaux, "How Does Acid Rain Affect Different Plants?", Jr. Environmental (3rd)
  • Ryan Fouts, "Expensive Gas, or Pass", Jr. Chemistry (3rd)
  • Braden Gerth, "What's the Catch", Jr. Behavioral and Social Sciences (1st)
  • Kylee Greene, "How High Can You Fly", Jr. Physics (2nd)
  • Evan Gunter, "Radio Antenna Frequency", Jr. Physics (1st), ISEF Alternate, Bartlesville Amateur Radio Club Award
  • Ashley Healy, "Hybrid vs. Heirloom", Jr. Environmental (2nd), Bartlesville Council of Garden Clubs Award
  • Ragen Hodge, "Polarized Plants", Jr. Biological Sciences (1st)
  • Suchi Jain, "Soil and Water Contamination by Hydrocarbons", Jr. Environmental (1st), American Chemical Society Award, Bartlesville Council of Garden Clubs Award
  • Morgan King, "The Effects of Strong Magnetic Fields on Regeneration", Jr. Medical & Health Sciences (2nd)
  • Grace Lumpkin, "Does Sugar Strengthen Your Focus?", Jr. Medical & Health Sciences (3rd), Washington-Nowata County Medical Society Award
  • Kendall Martin, "Pesticides on Produce", Jr Chemistry (1st)
  • Duke McGill, "Alternative Energy Sources for Dock Lighting", American Meteorological Society Award
  • Gideon Mortensen, "Opacity Effects on UVC Purification" (2nd)
  • Charles Olsen, "Fast Heat Absorption", Jr. Engineering (2nd), United States Air Force Science Award
  • Elizabeth Rathbone, "Sensitivity Study", Jr. Mathematical & Computer Sciences (2nd)
  • Corine Reta, "Music Memory", Jr. Behavioral and Social Sciences (2nd)
  • Hope Robertson, "What Types of Orange Juice Have the Most Vitamin C?", Jr. Medical & Health Sciences (2nd)
  • Morgan Sanders, "Testing the Five Second Rule", Jr. Biological Sciences (3rd)
  • Sean Scott, "Electrolyte Challenge" (2nd)
  • Tarun Vinodkumar, "The Effects of Strong Magnetic Fields on Regeneration", Jr. Medical & Health Sciences (2nd)
  • Elizabeth Walsh, "Music with Concentration", Jr. Behavioral and Social Sciences (3rd)
  • Eric Wetzel, "Wind Efficiency", Oklahoma Corporation Commission Award
  • Liam Wisner, "Music to my Ears", Jr. Behavioral and Social Sciences (1st)
  • Teacher: Cheryl Fentress
Bartlesville District Science Fair
Junior/Senior Division Awards (cont.)

Central Middle School

  • Mehdi Achour, "Green Technology: Build a Soil Moisture Sensor to Conserve Water", Jr. Engineering (1st), Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Award, Tri-County Technology Center Award, United States Navy Office of Naval Research Award, Broadcom Masters Scientist Challenge Award
  • Wyatt Kreps, "Cryogenics", Jr Chemistry (2nd), Broadcom Masters Scientist Challenge Award
  • Dhiraj Musale, "Will You Get the Money?, Jr. Mathematical & Computer Sciences (1st), Broadcom Masters Scientist Challenge Award
  • Joyce Yang, "Why-fi", Jr. Engineering (3rd), Bartlesville Amateur Radio Club Award, United States Air Force Science Award
  • Teacher: Kristin Turner

Madison Middle School

  • Grace Armstrong, "Which Zip Tie Can Withstand the Most Force", Jr. Physics (3rd)
  • Kate Boudreaux, "Honk if You Think Sound Travels in a Vacuum", Jr. Earth & Space Sciences (1st), RICOH Sustainable Development Award, Broadcom Masters Scientist Challenge Award
  • Onaopemipo Dina, "Do Green Bags Really Work to Preserve Foods", Jr. Environmental (3rd), Bartlesville Council of Garden Clubs Award
  • Teacher: Theresa Miller

Elementary Schools at District Science Fair


Jane Phillips Elementary School

  • Kaydence Beisly, "Do Plants Need Water?", Bartlesville Council of Garden Clubs Award

Wayside Elementary School

  • Talmage King, "All Washed Up", Teams Award
  • Abir Kulkarni, "To Touch, or Not to Touch the Tent Wall, That is the Question", Grades 4-6 Physical Sciences, American Chemical Society Award 
  • Jonathan Lai, "Inks for Secret Messages", Grades 1-3 Physical Sciences, Committee Award
  • Dillon Mehta, "Where is the Lactobacillus", Grades 4-6 Biological Sciences
  • Adit Paul, "Where is My Wi-Fi?" Grades 4-6 Physical Sciences
  • Diwakar Vinodkumar, "All Washed Up", Teams Award

Woodrow Wilson Elementary School

  • Eric Wu, "Smell Me If You Can!", Committee Award

BHS senior receives dance award

posted Apr 2, 2019, 5:45 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Apr 2, 2019, 5:45 AM ]

BHS senior Cassie Harding is a winner of the 2019 State Superintendent Awards for Arts Excellence in Dance. She was selected as a student who has achieved artistic and academic excellence and demonstrated leadership in the community.  Cassie will be recognized in late April at a ceremony in Guthrie held by State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister. Cassie has been a part of the Bartlesville Varsity Pom squad for the last four years, is active in National Honor Society, participated in Miss Oklahoma Teen for two years, and plans to attend the University of Oklahoma in the fall.
Cassie Harding
BHS Senior Cassie Harding is a winner of the 2019 State Superintendent Awards for Arts Excellence in Dance

Lisa Johnson named 2019 Classified Person of the Year

posted Mar 29, 2019, 7:40 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Mar 29, 2019, 10:13 AM ]

2019 Classified People of the Year
Lisa Johnson, center, was selected as the district Classified Person of the Year for 2019. Standing are other Classified Person of the Year nominees from the various sites: Lori Newton (Wayside), LaDonna Viles (ESC), Teresa Patterson (Woodrow Wilson), Pollie Decker (Transportation), Debbie Moody (BHS), Susan Vincent (BHS), Lori Vest (Central), Trish Packard (Hoover), Melba Henson (Richard Kane), Melissa Beyen (Jane Phillips), and Byron Gonzalez (Ranch Heights).

The 29th annual Classified Person of the Year reception was held on March 28, 2019, to recognized outstanding support employees. A reception in the Bartlesville High School Commons featured prize drawings, refreshments, service pins, and the announcement of the 2019 Classified Person of the Year as well as this year's Horse Patoot award recipient.

All support employees could vote to select a district honoree from this year's finalists from the various sites. Each site person of the year was introduced before the announcement of the district honoree.

Classified Person of the Year Nominees
  • Melissa Beyen, Jane Phillips, Attendance Secretary
  • Pollie Decker, Transportation, Bus Driver
  • Byron Gonzalez, Ranch Heights, Custodian
  • Melba Henson, Richard Kane, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Assistant
  • Lisa Johnson, Madison, Registrar
  • Debbie Moody, BHS, Cafeteria Manager
  • Lori Newton, Wayside, Attendance Secretary
  • Trish Packard, Hoover, Financial Secretary
  • Teresa Patterson, Woodrow Wilson, Computer Lab Manager
  • Lori Vest, Central, Paraprofessional
  • LaDonna Viles, ESC, Classified Staff Payroll Coordinator
  • Susan Vincent, BHS, Receptionist and Administrative Assistant
Lisa Johnson, the registrar at Madison Middle School, was selected by her peers as the district's Classified Person of the Year. She has worked in the district for 20 years, and her introduction stated, "Lisa has always given herself to the betterment of the team, which in this circumstance, is the kids of Bartlesville. She has gone beyond the expectations of her job as registrar in order to make new kids feel welcomed and comfortable at Madison. She is always the first impression to every new student and their families when being enrolled. Lisa multitasks to keep the flow of the school running smoothly and at an excelled pace. She loves her job, but she loves her school even more. Lisa works so hard to make sure that the teachers, administrators, and students have the best conditions to have success. Lisa is the face of Madison!”

As part of the honor, Ms. Johnson received the monetary Grace LaVerne Lowe Memorial Award. It honors the memory of the mother of former Bartlesville Board of Education President Barry W. Lowe.

Jerri McCollum, who is retiring as an Administrative Assistant at Central Middle School, was also recognized for her leadership in the Bartlesville Education Classified Personnel Organization. 

Part of the annual fun at this event for the past 22 years has been the "Horse Patoot" award, which Dan Carr happily transferred to bus driver Ron Turner.

The district sincerely appreciates the contributions its many support employees make to keeping the district running and taking care of our students and staff.
Classified Person of the Year Award
The plaque awarded to Lisa Johnson, along with the Grace LaVerne Lowe Memorial Award
Jerri McCollum
Jerri McCollum, who is retiring from Central, was recognized for her leadership in the Bartlesville Education Classified Personnel Organization.

Dan Carr & Ron Turner

Dan Carr happily transferred the Horse Patoot award to Ron Turner.
Horse Patoot Award

bps-ok.org redirect will be updated on 3/28

posted Mar 27, 2019, 8:57 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Mar 27, 2019, 8:57 AM ]

The behind-the-scenes internet website addressing that redirects the URL of bps-ok.org to the district's website will be reconfigured on the morning of Thursday, March 28 to hopefully improve performance and eliminate a brief Not secure warning in Chrome.

This could cause temporary disruptions in access to the district website using the bps-ok.org web address which hopefully will resolve within 24-48 hours.

If you do encounter a disruption, you can always access the district website directly at
THE FINE PRINT:

The following site-specific web shortcuts should continue to function normally, and the District Website shortcut in their horizontal navigation menus should work fine:
We similarly do NOT anticipate trouble with the other district URL shortcuts.

Anything on the district's old web server, such as the BHS staff directory photos and many photos in the District History, are already offline for some devices and are likely to go offline for all devices with this update. We will be working to resolve such minor known issues as time allows.
Under construction

Volunteers Needed to Proctor State Testing in April

posted Mar 25, 2019, 8:08 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Mar 28, 2019, 2:14 AM ]


The district must rely on community volunteers to help proctor mandated state tests at each school site during April. We need your help for from two to six hours, depending on the test.

The main job of a Test Proctor is to observe the testing procedures while students are taking an Oklahoma State Standardized Test. You choose the date, time, and school.

Test Proctors are required to participate annually in Test Proctor training. You can complete the training online by CLICKING THIS LINK or enlarging the slideshow at the bottom of this post.

To volunteer, please call or email the school counselor for the school of your choice or use a signup link:

 SchoolPhone Counselor name/email link, and any signup link 
Hoover Elementary 918-333-9337 Jessica Herrington
Jane Phillips Elementary 918-336-9479 Josh Waddell
Richard Kane Elementary 918-337-3711 Vanessa Wallace
Ranch Heights Elementary 918-336-3810 Rhonda Willcox
Wayside Elementary 918-333-8000 Rachel Gurule
Woodrow Wilson Elementary 918-335-1177 Karen Salge
Central Middle School 918-336-9302 Allison Ebert or Lindsey Schnoebelen
Madison Middle School 918-333-4444 Lindsay Hammond or Kelsey Bridges
Bartlesville High School 918-336-3311 Rhonda Layman

Proctors Needed

District's secondary schools named Distinguished Schools by PLTW

posted Mar 14, 2019, 8:11 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Mar 14, 2019, 11:22 AM ]


The outstanding STEM programs at all three of the Bartlesville school district's secondary schools as well as Tri-County Tech have earned each of the schools Distinguished School status with Project Lead the Way

Bartlesville High School (BHS) is the only comprehensive high school in Oklahoma to be named a PLTW Distinguished High School. The four other state schools to receive that honor are all CareerTech centers: Tri-County Tech in Bartlesville and technology centers in Drumright, Norman, and Stillwater.

Both Central and Madison Middle Schools were again named Distinguished Schools for 2018-19 in the PLTW Gateway to Technology program. They earned the same distinction in 2017-18 and were two of only four state middle schools to receive the honor for 2018-19. The other state schools earning the recognition are a private school in Lawton and Blackwell Middle School.

Computer Science at BHS
The high school's Computer Science program earned Distinguished School status because:
  • it offers at least three PLTW courses: BHS has four PLTW Computer Science courses
  • of the students who participate in PLTW Computer Science, at least 33% took two or more PLTW courses during their high school tenure
  • 70% or more of students earned a Proficient or higher on PLTW End-of-Course Assessments in Computer Science
Jeremy Hanks teaches Computer Science Essentials, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science A, and is piloting a Cybersecurity course for PLTW at BHS. Josh Wolfe also teaches Computer Science Essentials at BHS.

Pre-Engineering at BHS and Tri-County Tech
In partnership with Tri-County Tech, Bartlesville High School also offers two Pre-Engineering courses in its Phillips 66 Innovation Labs, taught by BHS teacher David Ayres. His students then have the option of taking additional courses in that field at Tri-County Tech.

Advanced Math Applications and Science Research
Bartlesville High School also offers STEM courses outside of PLTW. Advanced Math Applications is currently taught by Warren Neff, who was a State Teacher of the Year Finalist. Betty Henderson, another State Teacher of the Year Finalist and member of the State Science Fair Hall of Fame, offers a Science Research course at BHS available to juniors and seniors.

Middle School Gateway to Technology Programs
For two consecutive years, both Central and Madison middle schools have been named PLTW Distinguished Schools because they:
  • offer PLTW Gateway units at 6th, 7th, and 8th grades
  • have at least 50% of the student body participating
  • have at least 25% of the students advancing to high school participate in two or more units during their middle school tenure
Rachel Hough and Shannon McKinney teach the PLTW Gateway STEM courses at Madison Middle School. Shannon is a PLTW Master Teacher and also chairs the district's STEM department. Darin Messerli and Lolly Williams teach the PLTW Gateway STEM courses at Central Middle School, and Central hosted a robotics tournament this year. Students at Madison and Central take their Gateway courses in the Phillips 66 Innovation Labs at each middle school.

Elementary School STEM Program
All of the students in kindergarten through fifth grade at each of the district's six elementary schools are completing two PLTW Launch STEM modules this year: one in computer science and another in biomedicine or engineering. The Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation, in conjunction with ConocoPhillips, ABB, and other sponsors, has funded the elementary STEM program. The Foundation is currently raising a final $100,000 in funds to provide two more modules for all kindergarten through fifth-grade classrooms to be implemented in 2019-20 and 2020-21, focused on engineering topics. 

Over 4,000 of the almost 6,000 students in the Bartlesville Public Schools are completing specialized STEM modules or courses in addition to the traditional subjects in science and math. The district's strong performance in STEM is why Project Lead the Way asked it to host a PLTW Showcase for 80 state school leaders in February. 

The Project Lead the Way programs help students develop STEM knowledge along with in-demand, transportable skills they will use for a lifetime on any career path they pursue. The middle school PLTW Gateway programs empower students to lead their own discovery and uncover a range of paths and possibilities they can pursue in high school and beyond.
PLTW Distinguished School Badges


Drummond and Williams named Academic All-Staters

posted Mar 11, 2019, 1:59 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Mar 11, 2019, 1:59 PM ]


Bartlesville High School seniors Margaret Drummond and Liza Williams have been named Academic All-Staters by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. They are among 100 top public high school seniors, selected from 535 nominations statewide, who hail from 83 schools in 75 Oklahoma school districts.

Margaret Drummond is the daughter of Vanessa and Ford Drummond. She is a leader in the Spanish Club, Interact Club, and member of the Honor Society, Fench Club, Environmental Club, and will be paging for Oklahoma Representative Fincher this April. Margaret has long been a varsity and state 6A team runner for cross-country and placed twice in the regionals for the U.S. Chemistry Olympiad and earned several past science fair awards. She plans to attend the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in International Relations with a minor in Spanish or Economics.

Liza Williams is the daughter of Stevie and John Williams. She was the 2018 Team Captain in Varsity Girls Cross Country and is the President of the Spanish Club, Founder and President of the Environmental Club, and involved in Varsity Track, the National Honor Society, and the Chemistry Olympiad.  She represented Oklahoma in the 2017 National Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition. Liza is doing a senior year internship at ConocoPhillips. In her spare time, she is a waitress at Bartlesville’s Szechuan Chinese Restaurant and a lector at St. James Church. Liza was recently named a National Merit Finalist, is an AP Scholar with Distinction, and was a Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise/Patriot Student of the Month and E-E Athlete of the Week. Liza intends to major in Chemical Engineering with an environmental concentration and might double-major or pursue a minor in Spanish.

The 2019 Academic All-State Class is the 33rd to be selected by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence.  Since the award program’s inception in 1987, the foundation has awarded more than $4.7 million in merit-based scholarships and awards.

Each of this year’s All-Staters will receive a $1,000 merit-based scholarship and a medallion. The All-Staters will be recognized at the foundation’s 33rd annual Academic Awards Banquet on Saturday, May 18, at a banquet at the Renaissance Tulsa Convention Center that will later be televised statewide on OETA.
Academic All-Staters Liza Williams and Margaret Drummond
Liza Williams (left) and Margaret Drummond (right) have been named Academic All-Staters by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence

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