Central and Madison named PLTW Distinguished Schools; STEM Day at the Capitol

posted Apr 2, 2018, 8:01 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Apr 7, 2018, 2:05 PM ]

Bartlesville's Central and Madison middle schools have each been named Distinguished Schools in the Project Lead the Way Gateway to Technology program. The honor goes to schools which offer at least one Gateway module at each grade and who had 50% or more of their students participate in a module at each grade level. 

Only 110 schools nationwide earned the designation this year, and Bartlesville's were the only two public schools in Oklahoma on the list.


The Technology Student Association officers from Central, Madison, and BHS went to the STEM Day at the state capitol in March, meeting with legislators.

Central TSA at Capitol
Central TSA Officers at the state capitol on STEM Day: Jaxson Hand, Reporter; Jack Auschwitz, President; Caison Miser-Fees, Sgt. of Arms; Erin Cary, Alternate; Representative Earl Sears; Lily Talbot, Alternate; Emma Hatfield, Treasurer; Morgan Sanders, President; Jane Sears, Central counselor; Lolly Williams, TSA Sponsor

Sen. Daniels
Bartlesville High School STEM officers and sponsor David Ayres meet with Senator Julie Daniels

Madison with Mickey Dollens
Madison Middle School TSA officers and sponsor Shannon McKinney met with Rep. Mickey Dollens, a Bartlesville graduate

The event included displays on the second floor of the Capitol rotunda, including a virtual reality rig.

VR Rig