Bartlesville earns Model District status for 4th consecutive year

posted Apr 26, 2016, 4:28 PM by District Webmaster   [ updated Nov 14, 2017, 6:01 AM ]
The Bartlesville Public School District has been named a Great Expectations Model District for the fourth consecutive year. The district's six elementary schools, two middle schools, and the high school have each been named Model Schools for the program.

That status is earned when representatives from Great Expectations tour each school site on an unannounced day and examine the culture of the school and how GE practices and principles were being incorporated. To become a Model School, 90 percent or more of teachers must be implementing all of the Great Expectations practices in the classroom on a daily basis. Each BPSD school site met that mark.

During the 2012-13 school year, the BPSD became the first school district in the nation to be named a GE Model District. The district was also named a GE Model District in each subsequent school year. 

The vision to become a Model District was created by the BPSD Board of Education and BPSD administrators, working with local school advocate Ginger Griffin and others. The goal was outlined in the 2017 Strategic Plan, “GPS 2017.”

Great Expectations is set with goals of motivating, inspiring and challenging individuals to achieve excellence in learning and living, Dzialo said. To become a Model School, the climate in schools is set through following six basic tenets, having eight expectations and 17 research-based practices for teachers. Additionally, several life skills are learned in the classroom and posted throughout the Bartlesville community.
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photos from April 2016 school board meeting courtesy of Nathan Thompson, Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise