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  • All-city orchestra concert on Thursday, 12/13 The district's three secondary school orchestras, from Central, Madison, and the high school, will perform on Thursday, December 13, 2018 starting at 7 p.m. at the Fine Arts ...
    Posted by Granger Meador
  • How to extend your Chromebook's battery life and more Video by Tyler SalvatoriChromebook support for district students is at BPSCHROMEBOOK.COM
    Posted by Granger Meador
  • Exploring career clubs A number of different "Exploring" community career clubs for students in grades 6-12 are now being developed or expanded:Health/MedicalComputersTeachingEngineeringSkilled TradesArtistic DesignAnimal ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2018, 8:53 AM by Granger Meador
  • Minton and Ward recommended to lead Bruin softball and volleyball programs The Bartlesville Board of Education will consider at its December 17 meeting elevating two coaches to the head varsity softball and volleyball coaching positions. Athletics and Activities Director Spence Rigdon ...
    Posted Dec 6, 2018, 9:58 AM by Granger Meador
  • 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, 7:28 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
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All-city orchestra concert on Thursday, 12/13

posted by Granger Meador   [ updated ]

The district's three secondary school orchestras, from Central, Madison, and the high school, will perform on Thursday, December 13, 2018 starting at 7 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center Auditorium at Bartlesville High School.

The concert is free and everyone is welcome to attend a cookie reception following the concert.

Parking will be on the south side of 18th Street east of Hillcrest Drive.
Concert announcement
Cookies afterward


How to extend your Chromebook's battery life and more

posted Dec 10, 2018, 9:25 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated ]



Chromebook support for district students is at BPSCHROMEBOOK.COM

Video Link

Exploring career clubs

posted Dec 10, 2018, 8:52 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Dec 10, 2018, 8:53 AM ]

A number of different "Exploring" community career clubs for students in grades 6-12 are now being developed or expanded:
  • Health/Medical
  • Computers
  • Teaching
  • Engineering
  • Skilled Trades
  • Artistic Design
  • Animal/Veterinary
  • Court of Law
  • Aviation
  • Police
Parents can contact local realtor and Exploring coordinator Joan Glock at joan.glock@scouting.org for more information. Please include your student's grade level and the best way to contact you.

Disclaimer for Third Party Non-Profit Activities

Bartlesville Public Schools is not sponsoring, endorsing, or recommending the activities announced here. Student participation is voluntary and subject to parental approval.


Exploring flyer

Minton and Ward recommended to lead Bruin softball and volleyball programs

posted Dec 6, 2018, 9:58 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Dec 6, 2018, 9:58 AM ]

The Bartlesville Board of Education will consider at its December 17 meeting elevating two coaches to the head varsity softball and volleyball coaching positions. Athletics and Activities Director Spence Rigdon will be recommending that Kyle Minton be elevated to head up the softball program and that Jen Ward head up the volleyball program.


Kyle Minton has coached softball and baseball in the district since 2017. He was the head softball coach at Dewey from 2015-2017, compiling a 35-35 record over the two years, and a 2016 district championship. Prior to that, he coached baseball and football in Bartlesville from 2010-2015. From 2007-2010 he coached baseball, football, and basketball at Edmond.


Mr. Minton has a masters degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and teaches Algebra II Honors at Bartlesville High School. He is a 2005 alumnus of Bartlesville High School. His wife, Kelli, works at the Washington County Department of Human Services. They have two children: Easton and Ace.


Jen Ward had 12 years of volleyball coaching experience in Illinois before moving to Bartlesville. She started coaching the Bruin 8th and 9th grade girls basketball teams in 2014.


In 1992, when she was known as Jennie Driscoll, the Chicago Tribune named her their Prep Athlete of the Year. She attended the University of Pittsburgh on a volleyball scholarship with the intention of also playing college basketball. A shoulder injury put an end to her basketball dreams even as she excelled in volleyball. She earned All Big East from 1993 to 1996, one of only two players in the history of the Big East to reach that level of accomplishment. Her current all-time career records with the Pittsburgh Panthers volleyball team include: 1st in solo blocks, 2nd in total blocks, third in block assists, 4th in hitting percentage, 5th in kills, and 7th in attempts.


Mrs. Ward teaches American Literature - College Bound and English Literature and Composition AP at Bartlesville High School. She describes her husband, Robert, who shared some of her records, as her “hype man.”

Minton and Ward

BHS Hype Night Slated for Friday!

posted Nov 29, 2018, 7:28 AM by Tina Steele   [ updated Nov 29, 2018, 7:28 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, 11:35 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, 12:33 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Nov 16, 2018, 12:33 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, 8:34 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.

10-12 Boys Basketball Tryouts on 11/6

posted Nov 5, 2018, 5:38 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Nov 5, 2018, 5:48 AM ]

There will be 10-12 Boys Basketball tryouts on Tuesday, 11/6 at 5:30 p.m. in the Phillips Field House (old gym) for all football players and students who did not tryout in August.

Tryouts

Scholarship Panel for seniors and their parents on 11/6

posted Nov 2, 2018, 1:30 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Nov 2, 2018, 1:35 PM ]

All area high school seniors and their parents are invited to a Scholarship Panel on Tuesday, November 6 at Bartlesville High School from 6-7:30 p.m.

Registered voters are reminded to go to the polls early and VOTE before coming. 

The question and answer session with a panel of scholarship experts is sponsored by the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation and the Bartlesville Community Foundation. Participants will learn tips and tricks on applying for scholarships.

Park on the south side of 18th Street, use the Fine Arts Center south entrance off 18th Street, and proceed through the main lobby to the choir room.
Scholarship Panel

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