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Freshmen Class of 2020 in 2016
Freshman Academy

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

Freshman Academy Staff Members:
  • Freshman Academy Attendance: (918) 336-4544
  • Freshman Academy FAX: (918) 337-6201
  • Daily Bell Schedule

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

  • Freshman Honor Roll for Second Semester 2016-2017 Principal LaDonna Chancellor has announced the second semester honor rolls for the 2016-17 academic year at Bartlesville High School. Students must receive all “A’s” to qualify for the ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2017, 2:44 PM by Granger Meador
  • Bruin Camp for the Class of 2021 on 8/4/2017 Incoming freshmen are urged to attend Bruin Camp on Friday, August 4, 2017 for an afternoon of fun and prizes to help them orient to the Freshman Academy at the ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2017, 7:20 AM by Granger Meador
  • The Chromebooks are coming! MARK YOUR CALENDARSA parent or guardian must be present for freshmen to check out the new Chromebooks. Here are the scheduled days and times:After the Bruin Camp on ...
    Posted Jun 16, 2017, 3:04 PM by Granger Meador
  • BHS Summer Institute for incoming 9th-12th graders Current 8th-11th graders who will be attending Bartlesville High School next school year can enroll in summer camp courses at BHS. In June an ACT Test Prep course will ...
    Posted Jun 2, 2017, 10:33 AM by Tina Steele
  • BHS Debate Team Wraps Up the 2016-2017 Year The 2016-2017 Bartlesville High School Debate Team has been successful at this year’s round of tournaments and competitions. In Lincoln-Douglas style debate senior Jack Williams, earned 3 ...
    Posted May 20, 2017, 10:35 AM by Tina Steele
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Freshman Honor Roll for Second Semester 2016-2017

posted Jul 18, 2017, 11:29 AM by Tina Steele   [ updated Jul 18, 2017, 2:44 PM by Granger Meador ]

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Principal LaDonna Chancellor has announced the second semester honor rolls for the 2016-17 academic year at Bartlesville High School.
Students must receive all “A’s” to qualify for the Principal’s Honor Roll or receive a 3.50 to 3.99 GPA to qualify for the Bruin Honor Roll, with no grade below a “C.” Grade-point averages are calculated based upon second semester grades.
A total of 78 freshmen made the Principal’s Honor Roll during the second semester at BHS and 79 freshmen qualified for the Bruin Honor Roll.  During the second semester of 2016-2017 Bartlesville High School had 474 freshmen.

(Some names withheld due to parental privacy preferences.)

FRESHMEN ON PRINCIPAL'S HONOR ROLL

Ahlert, Julianna Faith
Aranda, Abril Nazaret
Argo, Dylan Joseph
Bailey, Olivia Kate
Banh, Brittany Van
Barton, Kenzie Elise Sreejata
Bluhm, Brooke Morgan
Boswell, Aubrey Nicole
Boudreaux, James Douglas
Brown, Briley-Anne Margaret
Bryan, Kamden Tripp
Butler, Gracie Ann
Childress, Kaleb Shawn
Chipinda, Claire Itai
Claussen, Abigail Anne
Clemente, Juralain Tiponti
Cone, Anne Elise
Cone, Mary Caroline
Culver, Sadie Ann
Danes, Tavis Jeffrey
Dugan, Halle Reese
Dunaway, Jessica Nicole
Fannin, Jordan Nicole
Ferguson, Daniela Amelia
Fielder, Jade Marie
Foster, Maddisen Rose
Galvan Munoz, Elizabeth
Gorman, Regan Elizabeth
Graf, Erin Rebekah
Hackenberger, Tori Montana
Hales, Isabella Rae
Hales, Nicholas Michael
Hales, Spencer Mitchell
Henisey, Alice Rain
Hopkins, Dillon Michael
Hudson, Madeline Elise
Ingmire, Madison Elizabeth
Johnson, Morgan Marillis
Kauk, Kurt Spencer
Klose, Reagan Leigh
Knollmeyer, Lydia Grace
LaFrancois, Jeffrey Sean
Landers, Meghan Fanli
Langham, Brooks Lee
Lee, Allison Ruth
Leonard, Carissa Nicole
Louthan, Grace Elizabeth
Magana, Treasure Nichole
Martin, Faith Ann
Mashburn, Taylor Michelle
McCurdy, Cassie Grace
Medina, Alyssa Jewel
Nicholson, Kyle James
Olsen, Nicholas Daniel
Ontiveros, Gabriel Aidan
Perry, Sydney Marie
Porta, Sierea Rai'Sein
Rencountre, Isabella Christina Dee
Reynolds, Baylee Nicole
Ridley, Peyton Leigh
Shaw, Kianna Margaret
Shiflet, William Michael
Soriano, Ruth Daniela
Swart, Haley Ann
Sweat, Britney Marie
Takahashi, Anela Kulani
Terrell, Anna Leigh
Thompson, Regan Whitney
Underwood, Kamryn Alexis
Walsh, William Jacob
Watson, Connor Allen
Wirth, Frank Robert
Workman, Nicolaus William
Wright, Sereniti Marie
Wyatt, Mallory McKay
Yang, Stone Shitong
Zhang, Yuhao
Zielenski, Isabel Anne

FRESHMEN ON BRUIN HONOR ROLL

Baumgartner, Trinity Michelle
Baxter, Dara Alexis
Bixler, Emily Rose
Blower, Michael Avery
Brady, Kylar James
Briggs, Katelynn Marie
Britt, Jack Thomas
Brown, Ruth Lynae
Burns, Anthony Scott
Carse, Daylon Robert
Charbonneau, Rose Elise
Clowdus, Laken Edgar
Collins, Jonah Richard
Compston, Mackynzie Paige
Courtney, Emory Robert
Davis, Nevaeh Lynn
Ding, Edwin
Englehart, William Douglas
Ennis, Christian Thomas
Fries, Elena Victoria
Fritts, Alissa Dawn
Garcia Perez, Alexis Jesus
Gonzales, Cathlene Renee
Gonzalez, Sarah Danielle
Greene, Lauren Darlene
Greenhalgh, Sariah Louise
Gunnell, Elizabeth Anne
Gunter, Jenna Michelle
Halferty, Connor Jay
Hampton, Jaycee Renee
Harper, Rachel Michelle
Hopkins, Taton Asher
Horinek, Trent Jonathan
Howard, Alexander Marshall
Jennings, Donald Glen
Jimison, Ariel Celeste
Jones, Matthew Lee
Keene, Grace Alexandrea
Kemp, Bailey Grace
Krishnan, Ambika
Langham, Baylee Reese
Le, Alexander Hoan
LeMaster, Gracie Marie
Lingnau, Alex Madison
Lopez, Lusvin Gervis
Lugo, Ricardo A
Marda, Jaden Michael
Martinez, Aaron Jassai
Mims, Leah Madison
Neal, Sarah Anne
Nickels, Cameron Scott
Orphin, Tyler David
Ortiz, Evelyn Jenette
Parker, Anastasia Rose
Post, Victoria Catherine
Riddle, River
Roark, Canaan James
Rouse, Colton Eugene
Ruth, Nicole Lee
Schoonover, Kaimron K
Settle, Claire Elizabeth
Sharpton, Rania Nichole Anne
Shelts, Keith Robert
Silva, Rhiannon Elaine
Sitton, Tanner Gage
Stapp, Kaitlyn Elizabeth
Stevens, Haley Nichole
Stratton, Zoe Lynn
Swanson, Logan Randall
Taylor, Brilee Renee
Tolle, Trinidy Ann Jo
Tomlins, Jordan Jay Rowan
Trussell, Cornelius Lamar
Vaclaw, Mary Katherine
Wassom, Noah Malachi
Weavel, Christopher Michael
Webb, Scout Lee
Williams, Cooper Scott
Williams, Jaelie Elizabeth

Bruin Camp for the Class of 2021 on 8/4/2017

posted Jun 16, 2017, 3:02 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jul 9, 2017, 7:20 AM ]

Incoming freshmen are urged to attend Bruin Camp on Friday, August 4, 2017 for an afternoon of fun and prizes to help them orient to the Freshman Academy at the high school campus which serves grades 9-12.

Registration starts at 12:45 p.m. Car riders should drop off and pick up on the south side of the campus by the entrance to the Fine Arts Center. Students can also rise the bus; those pickups will be at:
  • Oak Park or Wilson at 12:00
  • The Boys & Girls Club or Ranch Heights at 12:15
  • Jane Phillips or Madison Middle School at 12:25
  • Central Middle School or Wayside at 12:35
The event includes:
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • School Spirit session
  • Panel discussion with former BHS students
Jared's Frozen Custard will be served at 3 p.m. and the event concludes at 3:30 p.m.

Chromebook
Early Chromebook Checkout
If a parent or guardian is present after the event, freshmen can stay to check out the Chromebook they will be using at school and at home throughout their time at Bartlesville High School. At the checkout event, parents will be required to update the student’s internet agreement, sign a Chromebook Responsible Use Agreement, and will be encouraged to purchase a $30 insurance plan for the school year that will cover all of the cost of accidental damage for a first incident and cover half of the cost for a second incident.
Success

The Chromebooks are coming!

posted Jun 8, 2017, 1:54 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jun 16, 2017, 3:04 PM ]

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
A parent or guardian must be present for freshmen to check out the new Chromebooks. Here are the scheduled days and times:
  • After the Bruin Camp on Friday, August 4
  • Thursday, August 10
    • As part of schedule pick-up between 8:30-11 a.m. 
    • As part of schedule pick-up between 12:30-3 p.m. 
    • A special evening check-out between 5-7:30 p.m.
Check back in July and August for more details on the rollout!
In August 2017 all freshmen at Bartlesville High School will receive a new Chromebook. These cloud-based computers are inexpensive but powerful ways to modernize instruction. 

In August the district plans to provide parents the opportunity to purchase inexpensive Chromebook insurance online with a credit card. There will also be credit card, check, and cash insurance sales on the August 4 and August 10 pick-up days. The $30 insurance plan fully covers the first incident a student might have with accidental damage to a Chromebook, and covers half the cost of a second incident.

A new Student Technology Support Team class at the high school will handle Chromebook repairs and usage issues as well as assist staff with various technology needs. 
Dell 3180 Chromebook

BHS Summer Institute for incoming 9th-12th graders

posted Jun 2, 2017, 10:32 AM by Tina Steele   [ updated Jun 2, 2017, 10:33 AM ]

Current 8th-11th graders who will be attending Bartlesville High School next school year can enroll in summer camp courses at BHS.

In June an ACT Test Prep course will be offered to incoming 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. Choices in July include a High School Fundamentals course for incoming freshmen, and two courses for incoming 9th and 10th graders: Prep for Accelerated English - Path to AP course and a Fundamentals of Composition course.

Descriptions, dates, and times for each course and a registration form are online. Students need to register by May 25, 2017.

Transportation will be provided. Bus pick up will be at centralized locations. Those locations will be determined by May 31st and will be posted on the BHS website.

These courses are free of charge thanks to the financial support of Bartlesville Education Promise. However, there is a $10 registration fee.

Breakfast and lunch will be served daily at BHS from June 5th through July 28th.

For more information, please contact:
Mr. Eliot Smith
BHS Assistant Principal, Freshmen
918-336-4544
BHS Summer Institute 2017

BHS Debate Team Wraps Up the 2016-2017 Year

posted May 19, 2017, 12:17 PM by Tina Steele   [ updated May 20, 2017, 10:35 AM ]

The 2016-2017 Bartlesville High School Debate Team has been successful at this year’s round of tournaments and competitions.

In Lincoln-Douglas style debate senior Jack Williams, earned 3rd place at Jenks, 2nd place at Booker T Washington, and 1st place at Bishop Kelley, Union and Broken Arrow. Both seniors Abigail Hales and Grace Mitchell won 2nd place at Bishop Kelley and Broken Arrow respectively. Junior Jason Brewer qualified for regionals at Bishop Kelley.

In Public Forum debate, juniors Eli Holder and Chase Colaw placed 4th at districts, 3rd at Jenks and 2nd at Booker T Washington. Holder partnered with junior Vishnuprasada Vasudevan to earn the 3rd place at Union. Holder also partnered with senior Pranoy Behera to win 2nd place at Bishop Kelley. Behera and Vasudevan teamed up to go to the regional and state tournaments. The Vasudevan and Hales team qualified for nationals after winning 1st place at districts.

In Extemporaneous Speaking there are two categories - Domestic and Foreign. Jack Williams placed 3rd at Booker T Washington, Bishop Kelley, and Union, while earning 2nd at Broken Arrow and Districts in domestic extemp. Sophomore Keely Laurence won 1st place at Broken Arrow, qualified for regionals and then qualified for state also in domestic extemp. Hales placed 2nd at Bishop Kelley and Vasudevan earned 1st at regionals and 1st at districts, becoming the state champion in foreign extemp.

Pranoy Behera was elected to represent the district at the National Student Congress this summer. Jack Williams’ legislations was chosen to be sent to nationals. Sophomores Brett Powers and Sydney Hauser were the first humorous duet team to qualify for regionals in 14 years.

All of the these accomplishments were made after a hard transition of Linda Shipley retiring and Matt Pascucci taking on the role as the coach. “For me, personally, it's been a really fun experience,” Williams said. “Pascucci has a different perspective than Ms. Shipley. For the team, it has been a good experience to learn a new way to debate.” The team will once again experience another transition with Pascucci leaving to pursue a PhD in Literature at University of Phoenix in Arizona. Stephanie Leslie, a freshman English teacher, is stepping up to coach the debate team. “I just thought debate overall would be great because the students are great and hardworking,” Leslie said. “I fully trust her to do what she thinks is best for the program,” Pascucci said. “She is entering a new teaching position and I think once she takes it on as her own she’ll do great things with it.”

As the school year comes to a close, the Debate Team is not only losing their coach but also the seniors, leaving juniors like Vasudevan to take on helping the new coach. “I’m excited and nervous to step up - like Jack and Pranoy did in the past,” Vasudevan said.  The people leaving the program usually want to leave a legacy behind. Pascucci’s legacy, he hopes, is in the mindset he taught his students. “For all debaters ever, as a mindset, debate is flawed,” Pascucci said. “Proving one side is wrong makes it really hard to interact with people but the skills created in debate are the abilities to collaborate with others to have new ideas and new solutions. That is what overall makes the world a better place.”
2016-2017 BHS Debate Team
2016-2017 BHS Debate Team

Bottom Row - left to right: Jack Williams, Ben Mills, Izzy Rencountre, Sydney Hauser, Izzy Hales, Edwin Ding, Keely Laurence, Brett Powers, and Joaquin Montiel.

Middle Row - left to right: Megan Hays, Grace Mitchell, Nevaeh Davis, Madeline Hudson, Spencer Hales, Abby Hales, Pranoy Behera, Russell Drummond, Eli Holder and Debate Coach, Matt Pascucci. 

Top Row
- left to right: Lydia Broom, Markus Klawun, Logan Swanson, Adrian Barker, Jacob Lurie, Chase Colaw, Vishnu Vasudevan and Nick Hales.

Free BHS orchestra concert on Tuesday, 5/16

posted May 15, 2017, 10:29 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 15, 2017, 10:32 AM ]

The public is invited to a free concert on Tuesday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. by the Bartlesville High School orchestra in the Fine Arts Center at Bartlesville High School along 18th Street between Hillcrest and Shawnee.

The performance will feature symphonic works by John Williams, such as "Air and Simple Gifts", which Williams composed for the 2009 inauguration of President Obama. Also featured will be music from Memoirs of a Geisha and "Dartmoor" from the movie War Horse, both composed by Williams.

The concert orchestra will also play music by Bonnie Rideout and freshmen will perform a rock/fiddle version of "O Danny Boy".

Music of John Williams

BHS Students to be Recognized at Awards Ceremonies on May 19, 2017

posted May 15, 2017, 6:58 AM by Tina Steele

Friday, May 19, 2017, Bartlesville High School students will be recognized for their achievements at an Awards Assembly. Parents are welcome to attend.

9th through 11th Grade Awards Assembly

Students in grades 9, 10 & 11 will receive awards in the FAC auditorium beginning at 10:00 a.m. (Students will be called out 9:50 a.m. to proceed to the assembly.) 

Those students receiving awards will have permission to go off campus for lunch. They will be excused after the assembly. Students will be expected to return to their 5th hour period on time.
2017 Awards

March, April and May 2017 Students of the Month

posted May 10, 2017, 12:21 PM by Tina Steele   [ updated May 14, 2017, 1:28 PM ]

Freshman Students of the Month for March are Baylee Langham and Connor Halferty. April Students of the Month are Claire Chipinda and Christian Ennis. Students of the Month for May are Grace Louthan and Frank Wirth.

Photographs by BHS Journalism student Alex Magana.
Freshman Students of the Month for March, Baylee Langham and Connor Halferty
Baylee Langham and Connor Halferty
Students of the Month for March

Freshman Students of the Month for April Claire Chipinda and Christian Ennis
Claire Chipinda and Christian Ennis
Students of the Month for April

Freshmen Students of the Month for May, Grace Louthan and Frank Wirth
Grace Louthan and Frank Wirth
Students of the Month for May

BHS Students Showcase Entrepreneurial Skills

posted May 2, 2017, 10:26 AM by Tina Steele   [ updated May 3, 2017, 1:23 PM by Granger Meador ]

Three Bartlesville high school students, representing the BHS Business program, recently competed in the Cherokee Nation Youth Entrepreneurship Competition. The New Business Ideas Competition Challenge is part of the Cherokee Nation Entrepreneurship Day activities designed to stimulate entrepreneurial interest among its students. The goal is to develop an entrepreneurship mindset favorable to produce future business ownership, leadership and economic development in the community. This is a “Shark Tank”-like competition where students come up with a business idea, develop a business plan, and are then interviewed by judges about their plan. They compete against other schools from around the state. Students attended the competition on April 27, 2017, at the Northeast Technology Center in Claremore, Oklahoma accompanied by their sponsors, BHS business teachers, Jerry Gray and Justin Olinghouse.

Freshman Ashlynn Sweat won 1st place with her innovative tangle-free multiple dog walking leashes and was awarded $400. Freshman James Austin won 5th place with his Cajun meal delivery service to provide weekly pre-portioned meals with recipes to subscribers, earning him $50. Senior Cooper Davis received an honorable mention for his business of photo booth events to raise money and awareness for early autism detection.

BHS Business Students Place in Business Competition
BHS Business Students Place in Business Competition
(Left to Right: Business Teacher, Jerry Gray; Freshman, James Austin; Senior, Cooper Davis; Freshman, Ashlynn Sweat; and Business Teacher, Justin Olinghouse)

Come enjoy The Addams Family musical comedy on May 5-6-7 at BHS

posted Apr 29, 2017, 6:56 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Apr 29, 2017, 6:57 AM ]

Bartlesville High School will be presenting the comedy musical "The Addams Family" May 5th through 7th. 

"The Addams Family" features an original story, and it is every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents. 

Performances will be held:
  • Friday, May 5, 2017 at 7 p.m. 
  • Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 3 p.m. 
The show will be staged at the BHS Fine Arts Center, 1700 SE Hillcrest Dr. Tickets are $15 for adults and are $10 for students and Bartlesville Public Schools staff. Seating is general admission.

Tickets will be on sale in the FAC box office, which opens one hour before each show. Advance tickets also on sale Tuesday, May 2 from 10:45-1:00 and Thursday, May 4 from 10:45-1:00 and 6:00-7:30.

Students Lane Cabler and Melody Brown-Clark play Gomez and Morticia Addams, while Katie McCollum plays their daughter Wednesday. Garrett Lee portrays Wednesday's boyfriend Lucas. Spencer Hayes and Josephine Zepeda play his parents, the Beinekes. The other leads include Matthew Coordsen as Uncle Fester, Sydney Walker as Grandma, Carson Mathes as Pugsley, and Lee Repa as Lurch. Rounding out the cast are ancestors Ben Ames, Hannah Davidson, Josh Higgs, Alexis Jergenson, Brooke Marshall, Olivia Park, Jonathan Rathbone, Kate Snowden, Olivia Wilt, and Matthew Yearout, as well as Michael Baughman as The Grim Reaper. 

The musical will include live orchestration by area musicians. Student members of the orchestra pit include Eleanor Shepard on cello and William Pattison for percussion. 

BHS drama teacher Susan Crabtree, who will be retiring after 23 years at Bartlesville High School, is directing "The Addams Family". BHS Choir Director Margie Green is serving as Music Director. Choir directors Tamara Walker and Micheal Stevens serve as Assistant Music Directors. Walker also serves as choreographer, with assistant choreography by BHS students Lane Cabler, Hannah Davidson, Katie McCollum, and Olivia Wilt. 

This year's shows are dedicated in memory of Ricky Newkirk, the former Fine Arts Center manager. She will be honored before the Friday evening performance.

The Addams Family musical

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