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Fall Break is October 19-20, 2017 - NO SCHOOL!
Class of 2021

Entrance
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

  • 9th Grade Basketball Tryouts on 10/24 and 10/25 9th Grade Basketball Tryouts:When: Tuesday and Wednesday, October 24-25, 2017Where: Phillips Gym (older gym at Bartlesville High School off Hillcrest Drive)Time: 5:30-6:45 p ...
    Posted Oct 12, 2017, 10:41 AM by Granger Meador
  • "Monthly Top 5" for Parents - October Edition 1. Freshman Academy students will be participating in a “Walk-A-Thon” and CPR training on October 11, 2017. The “Walk-A-Thon” will be raising money for Bartlesville’s ...
    Posted Oct 6, 2017, 7:33 AM by Tina Steele
  • BHS Freshmen to Host a Walk-a-Thon Benefiting the Agape Mission (Click on the link below to see printable version)
    Posted Oct 4, 2017, 9:46 AM by Tina Steele
  • Demaray and Willis Selected as Freshmen Students of the Month for September 2017 Hannah Demaray and Preston Willis were selected as Bartlesville High School's Freshmen Students of the Month for September 2017. Congratulations Hannah and Preston! Hannah Demaray - Freshman Student of the ...
    Posted Sep 22, 2017, 1:08 PM by Tina Steele
  • Letter Jackets Available for BHS Athletes Ryan Frame with Midwest Sporting Good will be at BHS Monday, September 18, 2017 to place orders for letter jackets.If you are interested in pricing and information, or placing ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2017, 5:53 AM by Tina Steele
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9th Grade Basketball Tryouts on 10/24 and 10/25

posted Oct 12, 2017, 10:41 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Oct 12, 2017, 10:41 AM ]

Basketball

9th Grade Basketball Tryouts:

When: Tuesday and Wednesday, October 24-25, 2017

Where: Phillips Gym (older gym at Bartlesville High School off Hillcrest Drive)

Time: 5:30-6:45 p.m.


8th Grade Basketball Tryouts:

When: Tuesday and Wednesday, October 17-18, 2017

Where: Phillips Gym (older gym at Bartlesville High School off Hillcrest Drive)

Time: 5:30-6:45 p.m.


Direct inquiries to:

Clent Stewart, Varsity Basketball Head Coach

StewartCB@bps-ok.org 

"Monthly Top 5" for Parents - October Edition

posted Oct 6, 2017, 7:32 AM by Tina Steele   [ updated Oct 6, 2017, 7:33 AM ]

1. Freshman Academy students will be participating in a “Walk-A-Thon” and CPR training on October 11, 2017. The “Walk-A-Thon” will be raising money for Bartlesville’s Agape Mission. The CPR training will meet a graduation requirement. Students will be bringing home information packets and pledge sheets today. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Smith at 918-336-3311 ext 1168.

2. The end of the 1st quarter grading period is Friday, October 13. Please check your student’s grades on PowerSchool!

3. Fall Break will be on Thursday, October 19th and Friday, October 20th. There will no school on these days.

4. Please continue to encourage your students to turn in their assignments and stay caught up in their classes. Historically, we see a slump in grades after Fall Break until right before the last few days of the Fall semester. We want students to continue to do their best and have the best opportunity to be successful on their Final Exams.

5. 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.

**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 Freshman Academy


Top 5

BHS Freshmen to Host a Walk-a-Thon Benefiting the Agape Mission

posted Oct 4, 2017, 9:30 AM by Tina Steele   [ updated Oct 4, 2017, 9:46 AM ]

Walk-a-Thon poster
(Click on the link below to see printable version)

Demaray and Willis Selected as Freshmen Students of the Month for September 2017

posted Sep 22, 2017, 1:07 PM by Tina Steele   [ updated Sep 22, 2017, 1:08 PM ]

Hannah Demaray and Preston Willis were selected as Bartlesville High School's Freshmen Students of the Month for September 2017. Congratulations Hannah and Preston!
Hannah Demaray Freshmen Student of the Month for September 2017
Hannah Demaray - Freshman Student of the Month for September 2017

Preston Willis Freshmen Student of the Month for September 2017

Preston Willis - Freshman Student of the Month for September 2017

Letter Jackets Available for BHS Athletes

posted Sep 15, 2017, 5:52 AM by Tina Steele   [ updated Sep 15, 2017, 5:53 AM ]

Ryan Frame with Midwest Sporting Good will be at BHS Monday, September 18, 2017 to place orders for letter jackets.

If you are interested in pricing and information, or placing an order, he will be available to answer questions from 11:00 to 1:00 P.M. in the Commons.
letter jacket

Homecoming 2017: Game, Parade, Shirts and Dress-Up Days

posted Sep 14, 2017, 10:14 AM by Tina Steele   [ updated Sep 14, 2017, 10:14 AM ]

Wipe Out the Wildcats
Bartlesville Bruins vs Ponca City Wildcats


HOMECOMING 2017: 
Bartlesville Bruins vs. Ponca City Wildcats

Parade on Thursday, 9/28 @ 6:30
Tailgate Party on Friday, 9/29 @ 4:30
Homecoming Game on Friday, 9/29 @ 7:00

Join us this year as the Bartlesville Bruins wipe out the Ponca City Wildcats!

Homecoming T-Shirts

You can buy a Homecoming T-Shirt for $10 in either of the high school libraries starting 9/18. First come, first served. Click the graphic below to enlarge it.

Bruin 2017 Homecoming T-shirts

Homecoming Student Dress-Up Days

Mon. 9/25: Mathlete vs. Athlete

Tues. 9/26: Little Me (dress like elementary school)

Wed. 9/27: We Wear Pink

Thurs. 9/28: PJ Day (must meet dress code)

Fri. 9/29: Bruin Day (wear blue & white)


Homecoming Parade

Downtown
Thursday, 9/28
6:30 p.m.

The annual Homecoming Parade will proceed through downtown Bartlesville beginning at at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 28. 

The parade of floats will leave from the First Baptist Church at 4th and Cherokee, go south on Cherokee, then west on 5th, then north on Keeler, then east on Frank Phillips and back to the First Baptist Church.
  • Register online if you'd like to be part of the procession:  
  • Any non-profit organization is welcome to participate
  • Entries must be completed by Monday, September 25th
  • We would love to have your group participate

Tailgate Party

Friday 9/29
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

The district athletics program will be hosting a Tailgate before every home football game in 2017. The event will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the circle drive of the Freshman Academy, just south of the main ticket booth near 18th Street and Shawnee Avenue.

  • Free gifts
  • Food
  • YMCA fan zone
  • Meet the cheer and pom squads
  • The Bruin Brigade
  • Games

So come early and have fun!

BHS Football Home Games Tailgate Party

Homecoming Football Game

Lyon Field at Custer Stadium, Bartlesville High School
Friday, 9/29, 7 p.m.

The Homecoming 2017 football game will be on Friday, September 29 at 7 p.m. on Lyon Field at Custer Stadium. The largest parking lot is east of Shawnee and north of 18th Street. The main ticket booth for general admission is just north of the Freshman Academy circle drive near 18th and Shawnee.

September “Monthly Top 5” for Parents

posted Sep 10, 2017, 12:54 PM by Tina Steele   [ updated Sep 10, 2017, 1:02 PM ]

Freshman Academy
 “Monthly Top 5” for Parents
September Edition


1.  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.

2.  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 @fka3k7.

3.  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.  If a student has a 72% or lower in any class, the teacher of the class they are struggling in will call them out for tutoring.  Advisory times are 12:24 PM to 12:49 PM.

4.  If you are eligible for Oklahoma Promise, but did not apply in 8th grade, please visit okpromise.org for program requirements and to sign up for this scholarship program.

5.  To check when your student’s assignments are due, please check the Assignment Calendar on Canvas.  If you need a parent Canvas account, please visit bartlesville.instructure.com/login/canvas to create an account. 

**BONUS**    Feel free to check out this website for more information for parents of freshman students…  http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/school-help-teens.html

Thank You,

Eliot Smith, Assistant Principal
BHS Freshman Academy

Eliot Smith, Assistant Principal, BHS Freshman Academy

Eliot Smith, Assistant Principal
BHS Freshman Academy

Students benefit at Bartlesville High School summer camps

posted Aug 31, 2017, 5:07 PM by Tina Steele   [ updated Aug 31, 2017, 5:07 PM ]

Several different camps were held in the summer of 2017 for students at Bartlesville High School. One of the camps was funded by the local group Bartlesville Education Promise, offering several Summer Institute courses for almost fifty students. The school's Parent Support Group funded an afternoon camp for incoming freshmen.


Over two hundred incoming freshmen attended Bruin Camp on the afternoon of August 4, 2017 at Bartlesville High School’s Freshman Academy.  The event featured a scavenger hunt, school spirit session, and panel discussion with former BHS students to help the students with the transition from middle school to high school. The students were treated to Jared Frozen Custard after the event. Many parents chose to stay so that their student could check out a Chromebook to use at school and at home. That flood of students for the new checkout process dragged it out for some time, but in the end over 100 very patient parents and students left the building with a Chromebook in a nice Bruin case in an early start for the district's bond-funded Student Computing Initiative.


Another program was the BHS Summer Institute, with several different courses offered for only a $10 registration fee. The program was made possible by the support of Bartlesville Education Promise, a nonprofit group of concerned citizens who want to see Bartlesville schoolchildren continue to succeed. Donations to the group are accepted through the Bartlesville Community Foundation. Superintendent of Schools Chuck McCauley has said Bartlesville Education Promise offers represents the spirit of the community in helping students succeed.


High School Fundamentals served 18 incoming freshmen from July 10-28. Freshman Academy teachers Amanda Hancock, Diana Johnson, Theresa Keller, and Bill McQueen taught foundation skills for successful organization and communication to the incoming high schoolers.


ACT Test Prep was offered June 5-8 by BHS faculty members Warren Neff and Jen Ward. It helped two dozen students prepare for the ACT assessment. There were two days focusing on English/Reading and two days focusing on Math. Students who attended were encouraged to register for the ACT given that week.


From July 10-21 BHS teacher Mandy Lumbley offered Prep for Accelerated English - Path to AP, guiding seven students through their summer reading project via class discussion, notes, and independent work time. In addition, the course provided a foundation in the skills for successful analysis, argument, annotation, and synthesis of text in all major genres.


The district appreciates the support of its staff members, parents, and community partners in providing students with these summer learning opportunities.

Bruin Camp 2017 Locker Drill
Freshman Academy librarian Diana Johnson leads students in a locker drill at the Bruin Camp for incoming freshmen on August 9, 2017 at Bartlesville High School.

Students IGNITE at Bartlesville High School leadership conference

posted Aug 31, 2017, 5:06 PM by Tina Steele   [ updated Aug 31, 2017, 5:06 PM ]

Two dozen incoming seniors at Bartlesville High School participated in the IGNITE Leadership Conference held on July 20-21. The conference was sponsored by the PlayForBurk Foundation, which received donations from Bartlesville Regional United Way, The Walton Family Foundation, Phillips 66, and ConocoPhillips.  


One student said, "The conference was a great way to notice all of the people around you that are encouraging you to succeed.  It makes you believe in yourself even more and gets you excited to make a change."

The first day started with a speech from Porter Ellett. He lost the use of his left arm at a young age, yet he grew up playing baseball, basketball, golf, and running track. He gave a motivational and inspirational talk to students about overcoming obstacles.

The students then played team building games and had breakout sessions after lunch. The sessions taught the students important things to think about as they began their senior year and prepared them to be leaders who would eventually move on to college. The four sessions were: Positioning Yourself 4 Success, The 2 Most Important Days of Your Life, The Power of Positive Relationships, and 10 Tips for Financial Success.


"This conference was a great experience that taught me the values of hard work, teamwork, and determination," one student said. “It was fun to learn more about my fellow classmates and the traits that they have.”


The second day was dedicated to community service. The students met at the high school and divided into two groups. One went to Wayside Elementary School and painted two classrooms. The other went to the Concern Center to repackage bulk food for redistribution.

The students then listened to speaker Jordan Devey. Devey currently plays offensive line for the Kansas City Chiefs. He brought the Super Bowl ring he won while playing for the New England Patriots, letting the group hold it and take pictures with it and with him. Jordan did not play football in high school; he played the tuba in the marching band, saying the only time he got on the field was at halftime when he played with the band. After much hard work as a walk-on at a junior college, he finished his career at Memphis before joining the NFL as an undrafted free agent.


The students then had a chance to win over $2,500 worth of prizes, including two laptops, three Bose speakers, three Beats headphones, three Beats earbuds, an Amazon Echo, Cardinals game tickets, and more. Everyone walked away with prizes and memories of a great two days spent listening to motivational speakers, lessons, and doing service for their community.


One student said, "The conference was a great opportunity to learn leadership skills, reconnect with people from my class, and have fun!"

IGNITE Leadership Conference 2017
Incoming Bartlesville High School seniors pose with Clint Hansen, PlayForBurk founder, and Porter Ellett at the IGNITE Leadership Conference in summer 2017.

45th year for Band/Orchestra booster football concessions at Custer Stadium

posted Aug 30, 2017, 1:54 PM by Tina Steele   [ updated Aug 30, 2017, 1:55 PM ]

2017 Home Football Games

  • 9/1/2017 vs. Owasso
  • 9/29/2017 vs. Ponca City (Homecoming)
  • 10/13/2017 vs. Sapulpa
  • 10/19/2017 vs. Bixby
  • 11/3/2017 vs. Tulsa's Booker T. Washington
The Bartlesville Band and Orchestra Booster (BBOB) Club is pleased to be in its 45th year operating the football concessions stands at Custer Stadium at Bartlesville High School.

Students, parents, and community members will enjoy familiar favorites this year, such as nachos, jumbo 1/4 lb. hot dogs, Simple Simons pizza, frito chili pie, soft prezels, pickles, and popcorn.

For your sweet tooth, they will have a variety of candy and Coca Cola products.

There are several new items for Bruin fans to try like Rocket Pop popsicles, hummus dip and carrots, chips and salsa, and vitamin water.  These will be available on a limited basis.  

The concessions stands for the home varsity, junior varsity, freshmen, and 8th Grade football games are staffed entirely by volunteers.  It takes over 300 volunteer spots to be filled to cover the full season.  The booster club is thankful for the orchestra and band families that serve the Bruin community in this way.

All proceeds from football concessions benefit the competitive high school music programs for the Bruin Brigade marching band, concert band, color guard and orchestra.  BBOB funding supports the competitive music programs, sheet music, uniforms, props, and other items that fall outside of the school budget.

Fans will have a chance to see the Bruin Brigade marching band and color guard before the game at the Tailgate Party and at half-time during the field show.  They will also feature pep songs in the bandstand throughout the game.  

Join along for the Bruin Fight Song and clap your hands with drum line during the 3rd quarter pom squad performance.

Come and see the boosters at the concessions on game night and help support the high school instrumental music students.  

Please send any suggestions or comments regarding concessions to: Gretchen Wendtland, BBOB President, at bbobpresident@gmail.com. 

BHS Band and Orchestra Booster logo

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