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  • Youth Leadership Oklahoma Leadership Oklahoma, a statewide leadership program, is now accepting applications for its 2021 Youth Leadership Oklahoma (YLOK) class. The program dates for YLOK Class 21 are May 30 - June 4 ...
    Posted Dec 8, 2020, 5:47 AM by Rhonda Layman
  • Summer STEM Institute More information and application at:  https://www.summersteminstitute.org/The Summer STEM Institute (SSI) was founded with the mission of making research and mentorship accessible to high school students. The ...
    Posted Dec 2, 2020, 5:54 AM by Rhonda Layman
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Counseling Staff
Ms. Rust
Ms. Amy Rust
Secretary
M-F, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
when school is in session

RustAJ@bps-ok.org
918-336-3311 ext. 1045

Ms. Andrea Jacobs
Grade 9 All Students
JacobsAG@bps-ok.org
918-336-3311 ext. 1165

Ms. Kathi Wilson
Ms. Kathi Wilson
Grades 10-12: Last names A-D
WilsonKA@bps-ok.org
918-336-3311 ext. 1046

Ms. Marsha Fouts
Grades 10-12: last names E-K,
Bruin Vitrual School Counselor,
Counseling Chair

FoutsME@bps-ok.org
918-336-3311 ext. 1053

Ms. Crestley Jones
Ms. Crestley Tyree
Grades 10-12: Last names L-Re
TyreeCR@bps-ok.org
918-336-3311 ext. 1047

Dr. Rhonda Layman
Dr. Rhonda Layman
10-12: Last names Rf-Z
LaymanRL@bps-ok.org
918-336-3311 ext. 1050

Ms. Leslie Sexson
Ms. Leslie Sexson
College and Career Counselor
SexsonLA@bps-ok.org
918-336-3311 ext. 1001

Ms. Rebecca Brown
Ms. Rebecca Brown
Bruin Academy
BrownRL@bps-ok.org
918-336-3311 ext. 1075

Ms. Debbie VanGunda
Ms. Debbie VanGunda
Registrar
VanGundaDP@bps-ok.org
918-336-3311 ext. 1000

Youth Leadership Oklahoma

posted Dec 8, 2020, 5:47 AM by Rhonda Layman

Leadership Oklahoma, a statewide leadership program, is now accepting applications for its 2021 Youth Leadership Oklahoma (YLOK) class. The program dates for YLOK Class 21 are May 30 - June 4, 2021. While we hope to conduct our traditional in-person Youth Leadership Oklahoma program, we understand pandemic restrictions may still be in effect and will adjust accordingly. The application deadline is Friday, January 15, 2021 by 5 p.m. Applicants must be high school juniors or home-schooled equivalent with at least a 3.25 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

The YLOK program, now in its 21st year, includes a weeklong journey across the state with purpose to introduce high school students between their junior and senior years to state leaders, issues, resources and cultural treasures of Oklahoma.

Criteria for selection includes demonstrated leadership ability in activities such as student council, athletics and service clubs in their schools and communities as well as an exhibited commitment to community service and extra-curricular activities. Participants are also considered on the basis of geographic, racial and cultural diversity.

The online application may be accessed using the following link: https://smr.to/p68968.  Additional information is available on Leadership Oklahoma’s website https://www.leadershipoklahoma.com/youth-program, by calling the LOK office at 405-848-0001 or emailing mpaden@leadershipoklahoma.com. Completed applications must be submitted online no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 15, 2021. Click HERE for a printable flyer.

Summer STEM Institute

posted Dec 2, 2020, 5:54 AM by Rhonda Layman

More information and application at:  https://www.summersteminstitute.org/

The Summer STEM Institute (SSI) was founded with the mission of making research and mentorship accessible to high school students. The program was initially started by a team of graduates, students, and educators from Stanford, Harvard, MIT, and other leading universities.


The program believes that conducting research in high school is an incredibly valuable and rewarding educational experience. By wrangling through unstructured and creative tasks in the scientific method and learning how to present and communicate findings, students develop invaluable technical and communication skills that will serve them throughout their careers in any field. It is no coincidence that those that excel in high school research go on to achieve much in college and beyond. The mission of SSI is to make this learning experience accessible to talented students around the world.

A founding belief of the program is that with modern technology tools, a virtual educational experience can not just match but rather exceed an in-person program in both quality and educational value. Every staff member of the program deeply values educating and mentoring students to reach their full potentials, and the program hopes to support students after the end of the program and throughout their careers.

Another core goal of SSI is to form a strong community and network of talented and hardworking students from around the world. Nothing makes staff members happier than hearing updates from students about initiatives they are working on with other students and how SSI has affected their life trajectories. You can read more about alumni experiences here.

Profiles in Courage Essay Contest

posted Oct 27, 2020, 8:35 AM by Rhonda Layman

The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; U.S. students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories; and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. Past winners and finalists are not eligible to participate. Employees of John Hancock Financial Services and members of their families are not eligible to participate.

Harvard Academies At Home Opportunities

posted Oct 26, 2020, 7:49 AM by Rhonda Layman

OUR MISSION

The mission of the Academies @Home is to provide ambitious high school students with knowledge ranging from business, coding, pre-law to pre-med. With access to world-class curriculums and experienced undergraduates from Harvard University, students will gain unprecedented access into the collegiate community. We hope to inspire passion for innovation alongside a team-oriented mentality, so as to best prepare the leaders of the future. Simply put, we hope to make business, coding, pre-law and pre-med increasingly accessible for those who want to make a change in the world around them. 

THE PROGRAM

An intensive two-weekend long course designed to teach high school students the essentials of the area of focus and the pathway to that in the environment of a collegiate campus.

With a comprehensive curriculum concentrated in four days, the Academies @Home will give students the knowledge, guidance and resources they need to understand the workings of business, coding, politics and pre-med.

THE CURRICULUM

Our curriculum, developed by our specialized Harvard undergrads and teaching staff, in conjunction with elite experts in their fields, is geared to teach high school students the fundamentals of business, coding, politics to pre-med as well as give exposure to college life. Depending on the specific program, some topics covered include:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Leadership Skills
  • Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
  • Game development
  • Algorithmic thinking
  • MVC web design paradigm
  • HTML/CSS, Python 3, Jinja, Flask
  • Policy research
  • Policy design and pitch
  • Resume-building
  • Business and College Interviews
  • Successful Team Work
  • College Admissions

Interested?  Check it out at https://homeacademies.com/pages/programs.

ACT Prep Course

posted Oct 19, 2020, 10:45 AM by Rhonda Layman   [ updated Oct 19, 2020, 10:45 AM ]

On November 18th, BHS will host a virtual ACT Test Prep for current juniors and seniors. The course will be provided by Chad Cargill of Cargill Consulting.  This is an outstanding prep course in which students do not take practice tests; rather, they learn more about the test and how to approach the test in order to improve their scores.  Chad is an energetic and enthusiastic presenter who took the ACT 18 times to improve his score from a 19 to a 32. 

The virtual event will be held from 8:00-11:00 am on November 18th.  Due to COVID-19, students will remain home to participate in the course (virtual morning/activity absence for participants). The course costs $30 per person and scholarships are available (see your counselor.) Students may register from October 21-November 16 through their Powerschool account or make direct payment (cash, check, credit card) to our Financial Secretary, Tammy Salisbury.

Access information to the virtual course will be provided to those who register.

Southern Nazarene University Virtual Visit October 14th

posted Oct 8, 2020, 6:42 AM by Amy Rust

Southern Nazarene University will be hosting a virtual visit Wednesday, October 14th, during advisory for Juniors and Seniors. Please sign up to attend through Naviance. 

University of Kansas Virtual Visit on October 13th

posted Oct 8, 2020, 6:40 AM by Amy Rust

The University of Kansas will be hosting a virtual visit Tuesday, October 13th, during advisory for Juniors and Seniors. Please sign up to attend through Naviance. 

BHS Senior Parent Info Session

posted Oct 7, 2020, 12:48 PM by Rhonda Layman

Please join the BHS Counselors at Custer Stadium (home side) on Tuesday, October 13, at 5:30 to hear about college admissions/requirements, financial aid, scholarships, ACT Testing, and updates related to Covid-19.

The University of Oklahoma Virtual Visit Wednesday Oct. 7th

posted Oct 2, 2020, 5:54 AM by Amy Rust

The University of Oklahoma will be hosting a virtual visit Wednesday, October 7th, during advisory for Juniors and Seniors. Please sign up to attend through Naviance. 

The University of Chicago Virtual Visit Tuesday Oct. 6th

posted Oct 2, 2020, 5:52 AM by Amy Rust

The University of Chicago will be hosting a virtual visit Tuesday, October 6th, during advisory for Juniors and Seniors. Please sign up to attend through Naviance. 

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