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The Freshman Academy is on the southeast edge of the campus. Its entrance is at 18th & Shawnee. 

Freshman Academy Staff Members:

Bartlesville High School was reconfigured in August 2015 with a separate but attached Freshman Academy. This school-within-a-school approach helps students transition from middle school to high school. Research shows that the ninth grade year is a critical one in terms of student retention.

The Freshman Academy has its own core classrooms, administrative offices, guidance counselor, library, and computer labs. This allows freshmen to spend most of their day in a smaller academic setting while efficiently sharing with older students large-scale school facilities such as the cafeteria, gymnasia, and fine arts center.

Freshmen also have their own separate lunch period in the new cafeteria, but have access during the school day to the shared fine arts and athletics facilities and an option for some advanced courses in the 10-12 grade classrooms.

The Freshman Academy has its own exterior entrance at the southeast edge of the campus at 18th & Shawnee Avenue, with its own pick-up and drop-off loop along Shawnee and pick-up lane running north along the west edge of Shawnee.

Recent Announcements

  • How to extend your Chromebook's battery life and more Video by Tyler Salvatori Chromebook support for district students is at BPSCHROMEBOOK.COM
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  • “Monthly Top 5” for Parents - December Edition 1.  The last day of the semester is Friday, December 21.  Please remind your students to turn in any missing assignments by the end of the day on Friday, December ...
    Posted Dec 5, 2018, 7:40 PM by Tina Steele
  • BHS Hype Night Slated for Friday! Come out and meet your 2018-19 Bruin and Lady Bruin basketball teams and kick off the season!8th grade, 9th grade and JV/Varsity teams will be introduced and ...
    Posted Nov 29, 2018, 7:30 AM by Tina Steele
  • Toys collected through 11/30 Students are welcome to bring donated toys appropriate for elementary-age students, either new or used ones in excellent condition, to the 9th Grade Office or the 10-12 Library ...
    Posted Nov 28, 2018, 11:37 AM by Granger Meador
  • Mr. Smith named Oklahoma's Assistant Principal of the Year Eliot Smith, the assistant principal at Bartlesville High School who supervises the Freshman Academy, has been named the 2018 Oklahoma Assistant Principal of the Year by the Oklahoma Association of ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2018, 12:31 PM by Granger Meador
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BHS After School Tutoring

BHS AFTER-SCHOOL TUTORING

BHS After-School Tutoring is now available every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Math: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II

Dr. Miller - Room 136 and Ms. Russ - Room 142

English: All grade levels 

Ms. Banks - Room F105

Science: Physical Science and Biology

Ms. Strain - Room F110

(Transportation will be provided afterwards outside of the Freshman Academy on 18th Street)


How to extend your Chromebook's battery life and more

posted by Granger Meador   [ updated ]



Chromebook support for district students is at BPSCHROMEBOOK.COM

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“Monthly Top 5” for Parents - December Edition

posted Dec 5, 2018, 7:40 PM by Tina Steele

1.  The last day of the semester is Friday, December 21.  Please remind your students to turn in any missing assignments by the end of the day on Friday, December 14.

2.  Final Exams for the 1st Semester will take place 12/18, 12/19, 12/20, and 12/21.  The schedule for each subject is as follows:

  • 12/18Language Arts and Business
  • 12/19Social Studies, Fine Arts, and STEM
  • 12/20Math and PE
  • 12/21Science and World Languages
Students are NOT allowed to take Final Exams early!!!  If a student misses a Final Exam, the parent or guardian must contact the Assistant Principal for a plan to make up the missed Final Exam(s).

3.  Just a reminder about Santa Shop at Jane Phillips Elementary on December 8th. (weather permitting).  Times are 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  Volunteers are welcome! BHS students and teachers collected over 400 items to donate as gifts for JP students to shop for their families! 

4.  Please continue to monitor your student’s attendance.  Students are allowed to miss a total of 10 days each semester in order to still receive credit for the class.  (Attendance and tardies start over in January for the 2nd Semester.)

5.   Please remind your students to “Finish Strong” for the remainder of this semester!!!

**BONUS**     BHS offers after-school tutoring on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  District transportation will be provided afterwards.  Subjects covered include Math, Science, and English.  Tutoring is also available during Freshman Advisory on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  Students can also ask to attend Advisory to make up missing assignments or get extra help.

Thank You,

Eliot Smith, Assistant Principal
BHS
918-336-3311 ext. 1168
smithed@bps-ok.org

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BHS Hype Night Slated for Friday!

posted Nov 29, 2018, 7:30 AM by Tina Steele   [ updated Nov 29, 2018, 7:30 AM ]

Come out and meet your 2018-19 Bruin and Lady Bruin basketball teams and kick off the season!

8th grade, 9th grade and JV/Varsity teams will be introduced and you will get a chance to see the 9th grade and JV/Varsity teams in action.

This is a free event so come out and join us for a fun evening, Friday, November 30th at 7:00 pm in the Bruin Field house!

"Stock the Locker Rooms" - basketball parents feel free to bring water, Gatorade and snacks to have in the locker room for the players.
HYPE NIGHT



Toys collected through 11/30

posted Nov 28, 2018, 11:36 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Nov 28, 2018, 11:37 AM ]

Students are welcome to bring donated toys appropriate for elementary-age students, either new or used ones in excellent condition, to the 9th Grade Office or the 10-12 Library at BHS through Friday, 11/30.

Appropriate donations will be sent to the Santa Shop at Jane Phillips Elementary School.

Toy Drive

Mr. Smith named Oklahoma's Assistant Principal of the Year

posted Nov 16, 2018, 12:31 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Nov 16, 2018, 12:31 PM ]

Eliot Smith, the assistant principal at Bartlesville High School who supervises the Freshman Academy, has been named the 2018 Oklahoma Assistant Principal of the Year by the Oklahoma Association of Secondary School Principals (OASSP). 

“We are excited to have Eliot Smith's contributions to our district recognized by OASSP and CCOSA,” said BPS superintendent Chuck McCauley. “As the leader of our Freshman Academy since its inception in 2015, Mr. Smith has led his staff to create a school-within-a-school that helps students transition from middle school to high school. He is a true servant leader who prioritizes children and their learning. Our students, staff, and community are fortunate to benefit from his dedication, patience, and professionalism.” 

Being the assistant principal for Freshman Academy has allowed Mr. Smith to closely connect with the freshman students. He makes them feel welcomed, appreciated, and heard during their first year of high school. For instance, he recognizes a male and female Student of the Month. Freshman Academy teachers nominate students each month for the Student of the Month Award. Teachers vote on nominated students and the male and female students with the most votes are awarded certificates and an off-campus lunch. Mr. Smith believes positive teacher-student relationships have played a large role in bringing greater success to students in the freshman classes. He and his team have also reduced the freshman retention rate from 52 students in 2016-17 to 28 students in 2017-18. 

Mr. Smith consistently strives to have positive relationships with his students and the other staff members. “Eliot masterfully and more importantly, genuinely develops positive/nurturing relationships with students, teachers, and parents,” said Jason Langham, Executive Director of Special Services & High School. “These strong relationships help him when dealing with the day-to-day issues in the assistant principal’s office and assist him in leveraging affinities when necessary and prudent.” 

“I believe in the three R’s: rigor, relevance, and relationships,” said Mr. Smith. “Through the three R’s, I want our teachers to provide a quality education that challenges students, engages students and relates to students. I encourage our teachers to provide a learning experience that takes students out of their comfort zones.” 

Mr. Smith actively portrays his positive leadership skills by continuously interacting with and involving the teachers at Bartlesville High School. “I’m so excited for Mr. Smith,” said LaDonna Chancellor, principal at Bartlesville High School. “He is so deserving of this honor. He cares about every student, believes in each one, and will not give up on them. He leads with a positive attitude and humility. I’m fortunate to get to work with him.” 

Mr. Smith attends Data Team meetings to assess the objectives that teachers are using and how their performance is measured. This provides an opportunity for him to observe teachers who demonstrate best teaching practices that are a positive influence on students. He is regularly engaging with teachers to make sure they are on the same path and all lessons and activities benefit each student at the Freshman Academy. 

“I feel that a group of educators that meets regularly, shares expertise, and works collaboratively to improve teaching skills and the academic performance of students is the best form of professional development available,” said Mr. Smith. 

“Assistant principals play a pivotal role in leading and supporting schools, and Eliot Smith is an excellent example of the hard work, dedication, and creativity that principals across Oklahoma are applying to their work,” said Will Parker, OASSP executive director. “We are proud to recognize him as a role model for his school community and all Oklahoma school leaders.” 

Mr. Smith is eligible to become one of three finalists to be named as contenders for the National Assistant Principal of the Year award. A judging panel will choose finalists based on their written applications, data provided and letters of recommendation, according to the National Association for Secondary School Principals.
Eliot Smith

First Semester Final Exam Schedule 2018-2019

posted Nov 16, 2018, 8:41 AM by Tina Steele   [ updated Nov 16, 2018, 8:41 AM ]

FIRST SEMESTER FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE 
BARTLESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 
December, 2018

DECEMBER 17-21: 
  • DEAD WEEK 
Tuesday, Dec 18: 
  • LANGUAGE ARTS 
  • BUSINESS 
Wednesday, Dec 19
  • STEM 
  • FINE ARTS 
  • SOCIAL STUDIES 
Thursday, Dec 20: 
  • MATH 
  • PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Friday, Dec 21:
  • SCIENCE 
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE 
Final Exam



The usual bell schedule will be followed. During Dead Week there will not be any events or practices after 5:00 pm. In addition, no major assignments or tests, other than the final exams, will be given or be due. However, students will be expected to engage in regular classroom activities during this week.

A downloadable version of the final exam schedule is available below.

“Monthly Top 5” for Parents - November Edition

posted Nov 10, 2018, 12:08 PM by Tina Steele   [ updated Nov 10, 2018, 12:13 PM ]

1.  There is not too much going on during the month of November for the Freshman Academy! We have basketball, wrestling and swimming seasons starting up. I encourage you to attend as many of these events as possible. You can find each sport’s schedule on the BHS website.

2.  There will be a short assembly on Friday, November 9.  Freshman and Sophomores will attend during 4th period.

Santa Shop 2018
3.  Th
e Freshman Academy students will be collecting items for the Jane Phillips Elementary School Santa Shop. The Santa Shop drive will be November 26  through November 30. Students can drop off their new or gently -used toys and hats, gloves, toothbrushes and toothpaste in the Freshman Academy office or the 10-12 Library.  Our goal this year is to collect 1000 items!

4.  Please encourage your student(s) to continue to keep their grades up and finish strong! Final Exams are in 6 short weeks! Please make sure you have access to PowerSchool in order to look at your student’s grades and attendance. Teachers update their gradebook at least once each week. This will allow parents/guardians to keep track of their student’s progress. If you have not already obtained access to Powerschool, please contact the Freshman Academy. 

5. Don't forget to sign up for Remind 101. To preserve instruction time, we do not make announcements at BHS. People are notified of announcements and upcoming events through Remind 101. To get these important notifications, please send a text to 81010. In the message box, type in @6bh2g7.

BONUS: BHS offers after-school tutoring on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. District transportation is  provided afterwards. Subjects covered include Math, Science, and English. Tutoring is also available during Freshman Advisory.   

IMPORTANT DATES for November:

November 9:  Assembly during 4th period
November 19-23:  Thanksgiving Break - No School
November 26-30:  JP Santa Shop Toy Drive
                                                        
GO BRUINS!

Thank You,

Eliot Smith, Assistant Principal
BHS Freshman Academy
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9th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts 10/29 and 10/30

posted Oct 22, 2018, 9:38 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Oct 22, 2018, 9:44 AM ]

9th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts
Monday and Tuesday, October 29-30, 2018 
6:30-7:30 p.m. 
Bruin Field House

Tryouts


“Monthly Top 5” for Parents - October Edition

posted Oct 7, 2018, 7:14 PM by Tina Steele   [ updated Oct 7, 2018, 7:23 PM ]

1.  Can you believe this school year is 25% completed?!?!  The End of the 1st Quarter is Friday, October 12. There is still time for students to bring their grades up. Student will be receiving 9-week grade reports during 2nd period the week of Fall Break (October 15-17).

2.  The BHS Career Day is scheduled for Wednesday, October 17th. Freshman students will start the day off in their Advisory class to take roll and then proceed to the Auditorium to hear Oklahoma speaker Alton Carter, author of The Boy Who Carried Bricks. At 9:00 AM, 9th grade students will board buses to TCTC to take part in a Career Fair. There will be 38 different career fields represented at TCTC. While at TCTC, students will listen to 3 career speakers that they chose previously in Advisory. Students will be back at BHS in time for lunch at 11:48 AM. In the afternoon, students will meet an OSDE graduation requirement by being trained in CPR. Students will also be introduced to the Naviance program (part of the ICAP process.)

3.  Thirty (30) Freshman students currently enrolled in Oklahoma History have an opportunity to attend a field trip to Ft. Gibson on October 23. For more information, please contact Mr. Michel or Mr. Jenner. Sign-ups for the field trip are before school (beginning at 6:45 AM) on Tuesday, October 9, in the Freshman Academy Conference Center. 

4.  Please make sure you have access to PowerSchool in order to look at your student’s grades and attendance. Teachers update their gradebook at least once each week. This will allow parents/ guardians to keep track of their student’s progress. If you have not already obtained access to PowerSchool please contact the Freshman Academy.

5.  Please remember to sign up for Remind 101. To preserve instruction time, we do not make announcements at BHS. People are notified of announcements and upcoming events through Remind 101. To get these important notifications, please send a text to 81010. In the message box, type in @6bh2g7. 

BONUS: BHS offers after school tutoring on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. District transportation will be provided afterwards.  Subjects covered include Math, Science, and English.  Tutoring is also available during Freshman Advisory.  

IMPORTANT DATES for October:
  • Friday, October 12: End of 1st Quarter

  • Wednesday, October 17:  Career Day at TCTC CPR Training (Graduation Requirement) 

  • Thursday, October 18:  Fall Break - No School!
  • Friday, October 19Fall Break - No School!

  • Tuesday, October 23Oklahoma History Field Trip to Ft. Gibson

Go Bruins!!!

Thank You,

Eliot Smith, Assistant Principal
BHS Freshman Academy 

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Special concert version of Oklahoma! on 11/1 and 11/4

posted Oct 6, 2018, 4:48 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Oct 6, 2018, 5:04 AM ]

Everyone is invited to a special BHS Fine Arts collaborative concert of the Choir, Band, Orchestra, Theatre Arts/Stagecraft, and Freshmen Academy Art programs. To celebrate its 75th anniversary, they will be presenting the musical Oklahoma! in a concert version, with an audience sing-along!
  • Thursday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 4 at 3:00 p.m.
Bartlesville High School Fine Arts Center Auditorium
Entrance off 18th Street between Hillcrest Drive and Shawnee Avenue

Tickets are $10 general admission with the ticket office opening one hour before each performance. Pre-sale ticket dates will be announced after 10/11. For more information, contact Vocal Music Director Margie Green.

Oklahoma! was the first musical by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II with dances by Agnes De Mille. Based on the 1931 play Green Grow the Lilacs by Claremore's Lynn Riggs, the original Broadway production opened 75 years ago in 1943. The box-office smash ran for an unprecedented 2,212 performances, and Rodgers and Hammerstein won a special Pulitzer Prize for it in 1944. It was the first American musical with an ethnic sound, words, and music entirely in the folk idiom. As fully integrated musical plays, Oklahoma! and the earlier musical Show Boat revolutionized the form as musicals that combined popular entertainment with continuity between the story and songs. 

In 1953 the musical's title song was chosen as the state song of Oklahoma, replacing the lesser-known Oklahoma - A Toast. There was an Oscar-winning film adaptation in 1955.
Oklahoma! Flyer


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