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  • Class of 2017 Graduates The Bartlesville High School Class of 2017's Commencement was held on Lyon Field at Custer Stadium The 382 members of the Bartlesville High School Class of 2017 graduated on ...
    Posted Jun 4, 2017, 2:15 PM by Granger Meador
  • Pre-AP & AP Summer Reading Assignments See the attachments below for the summer reading assignments for:9th Grade Pre-AP Language Arts10th Grade Pre-AP Language Arts11th Grade AP English Language & Composition12th Grade ...
    Posted Jun 4, 2017, 10:48 AM by Granger Meador
  • 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, 10:34 AM by Tina Steele
  • Project Graduation 2017 Bartlesville's Project Graduation is coming up May 26, bringing a fabulous celebration party for the Class of 2017. Graduating seniors are encouraged to join their classmates at the Washington ...
    Posted May 19, 2017, 2:49 PM by Granger Meador
  • Ignite Leadership Conference for the Class of 2018 The Play For Burk Foundation is sponsoring the Ignite Leadership Conference for the Class of 2018. The conference will be held Thursday and Friday, July 20-21, 2017, at Bartlesville ...
    Posted May 16, 2017, 11:34 AM by Granger Meador
  • Free BHS orchestra concert on Tuesday, 5/16 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 ...
    Posted May 15, 2017, 10:32 AM by Granger Meador
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Class of 2017 Graduates

posted Jun 4, 2017, 2:15 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jun 4, 2017, 2:15 PM ]

2017 Commencement
The Bartlesville High School Class of 2017's Commencement was held on Lyon Field at Custer Stadium

Hawkins & Banerjee
The 382 members of the Bartlesville High School Class of 2017 graduated on Friday, May 26, 2017 on Lyon Field at Custer Stadium.

Haylee Hawkins of the Student Council and Study Body Vice President Shayoni Bannerjee gave the opening remarks.

“Throughout the years, our friends, family and the school have cultivated us to believe in ourselves,” Banerjee said. “This has helped us reach this distinguished point in our lives.”

Hawkins remarked, “Although we live in the quaint town of Bartlesville, we have received countless opportunities for success,” she said. “We would not be here today without the teachers and administrators who worked tirelessly to help us.”

Senior Class Vice President Emma Claiborne and Makayla Lein of Student Council introduced the various district officials on the stage.

Introductions

The main address came from Noah Eiden, Student Body President, and Shay Stayton, President of the Senior Class. 

Eiden stated, "We have been lucky to live and learn among a community that cares about one another. One that rallies together to support those who are in need and wishes for all to succeed. Growing up in Bartlesville is different than growing up in other towns, and because of that we all have our own unique memories of things that only we Bartlesville kids can understand... We can control our own lives by deciding what challenges we are willing to take on. We control what happens to us through our choices.”

“We are all called to leaving a place better than when we came,” Stayton said. “With all the new beginnings that are happening in this town, I say we are succeeding... I think I speak for everyone when I say school is not a cake walk. We all had our own challenges, but bless Bartlesville for giving us the opportunity to be our own heroes.”
Stayton with Fluffy
Both brought humorous notes to the event, with Shay Stayton placing on the podium Fluffy, a mascot for over a quarter century of physics classes at the school, stating that the cat was finally ready to graduate with the Class of 2017.
Taking the selfie

Noah Eiden pulled out his cell phone and a selfie stick to continue a recent tradition of a class graduation selfie.

Graduation Selfie

Daphne Wheat of the Student Council and JohnDavid Lancaster, Student Body Secretary, followed the presentation of the diplomas with a lively recital of class accomplishments.

Pranoy Behera and Melody Brown-Clark of the National Honor Society noted that the students had handed rubber duckies to BHS Principal LaDonna Chancellor as she greeted them on stage. These symbolized the challenging weather conditions of this academic year, with the student parking lot in the floodplain briefly inundated by heavy spring rains and a Snowball dance that was repeatedly delayed by winter weather.

Erin Cope of the Student Council and Lauren Szmutko, Editor of the Fourth Estate student newspaper, gave the closing remarks. They thanked families and teachers for their support of the students.

Music at the commencement ceremonies included the traditional "Pomp & Circumstance" played by the BHS band, a performance of the Star Spangled Banner by the BHS Class of 2017 string ensemble, and the singing of the Alma Mater by the BHS Class of 2017 Choir Senior Ensemble. Katie McCollum sang "Laurie's Song" by Aaron Copeland, and Alexis Jergenson sang "I Was Here" by Diane Warren.

Derek Hill and Dillon Hiemstra
Derek Hill (in front) and Dillon Hiemstra prepare to graduate; in the background are Junior Marshals Paige Sauer and Hannah Aldrich

Pre-AP & AP Summer Reading Assignments

posted Jun 4, 2017, 10:24 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jun 4, 2017, 10:48 AM ]

See the attachments below for the summer reading assignments for:

AP & Pre-AP Language Arts Summer Reading


BHS Debate Team Wraps Up the 2016-2017 Year

posted May 19, 2017, 12:14 PM by Tina Steele   [ updated May 20, 2017, 10:34 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.

Project Graduation 2017

posted May 19, 2017, 10:12 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 19, 2017, 2:49 PM ]

Bartlesville's Project Graduation is coming up May 26, bringing a fabulous celebration party for the Class of 2017.

Graduating seniors are encouraged to join their classmates at the Washington Park Mall from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. for food, games, the casino, a mechanical bull, inflatables, a cash machine, glow in the dark bingo, a DJ, and more. Prizes will be given away all night, including electronics, dorm appliances, gift cards, and, of course, cash! The event is free of charge to all graduating seniors. Students can check in between 11 p.m. and 12 a.m. with a driver’s license or photo ID. 

PARENTS & OTHER SUPPORTERS

This is the 27th year for the annual post-graduation party, which offers a fun substance-free celebration sponsored by Bartlesville High School Parent Support Group. Parents wishing to volunteer should contact John Williams at (918) 766-1056.

Each year 90 percent of the graduating class attends the BHS Project Graduation party. BHS Parent Support Group is asking for donations from the community to help continue hosting the annual after graduation party. Donations of any amount to help cover costs are welcome; please mail them to:

BHS Project Graduation

P.O. Box 975

Bartlesville, OK 74005.



Project Graduation


And here is a fun fundraiser for Project Graduation 2018:

Senior 2018 Parking



Ignite Leadership Conference for the Class of 2018

posted May 16, 2017, 11:29 AM by Tina Steele   [ updated May 16, 2017, 11:34 AM by Granger Meador ]

The Play For Burk Foundation is sponsoring the Ignite Leadership Conference for the Class of 2018. The conference will be held Thursday and Friday, July 20-21, 2017, at Bartlesville High School. 

The conference will provide students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, participate in community service, and enjoy fun, food and great prizes. Students who will be seniors in 2017-2018 can register here to attend the conference.

This event is sponsored by:

Play For Burk Foundation, United Way, ConocoPhillips, and Phillips 66.

 

 

Ignite Leadership Conference Logo

Free BHS orchestra concert on Tuesday, 5/16

posted May 15, 2017, 10:28 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, 6:55 AM by Tina Steele   [ updated May 15, 2017, 6:59 AM ]

Friday, May 19, 2017, Bartlesville High School students will be recognized for their achievements at two separate awards ceremonies. 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.

Senior Awards Program

The Senior class of 2017 will attend a separate awards ceremony in the FAC auditorium, beginning at 12:30 p.m. All seniors will attend their regularly scheduled first through third hour periods.  At 12:00 p.m. they will report to the FAC auditorium to begin preparation for the awards program.
2017 Awards

BHS Students Honored at Night of Scholars and Champions

posted May 14, 2017, 7:17 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 19, 2017, 11:14 AM by Tina Steele ]

Night of Scholars and Champions
Several BHS students were recognized on May 9, 2017 at the inaugural Examiner-Enterprise Night of Scholars and Champions sponsored by Patriot GMC Hyundai and held at the Hilton Garden Inn.
 
Henry Williams and Melody Brown-Clark were semi-finalists for Student of the Year, a title claimed by Abigail Hales, while A.J. Archambo was named the male Student Athlete of the Year.
Examiner-Enterprise (E-E) Publisher Matt Tranquil and Patriot GMC Hyundai dealer Tatton Manning decided to initiate the program about a year ago. Truity Credit Union was another major sponsor, Arvest Bank sponsored a VIP reception, and Cable One was a media sponsor. Husky Portable Containment sponsored the Mark Gibson Band as entertainment. Keynote speakers at the event were former OU and NFL stars Joe Washington and Greg Pruitt. 

Henry Williams & Melody Brown-Clark
Over the past months, the paper selected almost three dozen Student Athletes of the Month and sixteen Students of the Month. On Tuesday night, 
Bruins Henry Williams and Melody Brown-Clark were named semi-finalists for Student of the Year, and received $250 and $500 scholarships from Phoenix Insurance. 

BHS senior Abigail Hales was named the 2017 Examiner-Enterprise and Patriot GMC Hyundai Student of the Year. She received a 2017 Hyundai Elantra automobile, $2,000 in cash from the Examiner-Enterprise, and $500 in gas from Phillips 66.

Hales has a 4.22 weighted GPA and is a National Merit Finalist. She is the daughter of Robert Hales, who raised Abby and her four siblings after their mother died when Abby was quite young.  She drives her younger siblings to their extracurricular activities, and now she can do that in a new car, which she received from Tatton Manning, dealer at Patriot GMC Hyundai (pictured below).

Tatton Manning and Abigail Hales

It’s a lot newer than a lot of other things I’ve ever driven, I was very surprised,” Hales said. “I’m really grateful to Patriot and Tatton for being able to donate this and being able to get this.”

At BHS she has been involved in a variety of activities including National Honor Society, Student Council, Debate, and Youth Court. She was also a member of the BHS volleyball team. Abby enjoys reading, choir, and playing soccer. She has served as a youth camp leader and is the female youth group president at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She is also a Girl Scout.
AJ Archambo
Bruin A.J. Archambo received a $1,250 scholarship as the male Student Athlete of the Year. The Examiner-Enterprise's Mike Tupa wrote, "Archambo starred in three sports (football, basketball and baseball) — and was a major contributor to the success of each team. In football, he became one of the state’s elite receivers; he scored the second-most points per game for the basketball team, which didn’t win a game after he left with a season-ending injury. And, in baseball, he excelled as a pitcher, third baseman and offensive force during an incredible turnaround."

Congratulations to all of the students recognized at this community event!


Summer Food Program at BHS June 1- July 28

posted May 13, 2017, 4:55 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 24, 2017, 2:07 PM ]

Summer Food Program
Children ages 1-18 eat FREE in June and July at various district schools

The Bartlesville Public Schools Child Nutrition Department will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program for Children again this year. Free meals will be served to children ages 1 to 18 in the cafeterias of four schools within the Bartlesville Public School District – Richard Kane, Ranch Heights, and Woodrow Wilson Elementary Schools and Bartlesville High School. (Central and Madison middle schools will be in service for a few days in late July and/or August.)

There are no qualifications or registration requirements for children to take part in the program, which will be in its 27th year within the BPSD. The Summer Food Service Program for Children is sponsored by the district and funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. 

The Summer Food Service Program was initially established to ensure low income children could continue to receive nutritious meals when school was not in session during the summer months. All meals served through the program meet federal nutrition guidelines. Last year, the program served 23,480 meals within the district during the months of June and July. Through the program, $71,968.85 in federal funding was brought into the community. 

Last year, the Summer Food Service Program for Children coordinated with various summer programs to provide educational and recreational activities to Bartlesville children with a side benefit of providing part-time work for an estimated 12 to 15 school employees. 

The Summer Food Service Program for Children is an equal opportunity program. In accordance with federal law and United States Department of Agriculture policy, it is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. 

Those who would like to learn more about the Summer Food Service Program for Children within the BPSD can call 918-333-7966.

2017 Summer Food Service Program for Children

Sites/Dates/Serving Schedule

DATESDays of the week SiteBreakfast Times Lunch Times 
June 1 - 
July 28
 (closed 7/3 and 7/4)
M-FBartlesville High School
1700 SE Hillcrest Dr
8:00-9:0011:30-1:30
June 5 -
July 28

(closed week of 7/4)
M-F Ranch Heights Elementary School
5101 Woodland Rd 
8:30-9:3011-1
June 5-30M-FWoodrow Wilson Elementary School
245 NE Spruce Ave 
8:30-9:3011-1 
July 10-28M-F Richard Kane Elementary School
801 SE 13th St 
8:30-9:3011-1 
July 24 - August 4M-F Madison Middle School
5900 SE Baylor Dr
 
8:00-8:3012-12:30 
July 31 & August 2
two days onlyCentral Middle School
815 SE Delaware Ave
8:00-8:3012-12:30 


Bruin Girls take state in 4x800m relay

posted May 11, 2017, 11:12 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 13, 2017, 5:38 PM ]

Rilee Rigdon, Alyse Littlesun, Madi Taylor, and Shay Stayton are the State Champions in the 6A Girls 4x800m Relay! 

State 6A Girls Champions in 4x800m Relay


Rigdon also took 2nd in the 800m Girls event. Other 2nd place finishers included Henry Williams in the 3200m Boys event, and David Kelley in the High Jump. Rigdon also took 3rd in the 1600m and 3200m Girls events. Overall, the girls team ranked 4th in the state, and the boys ranked 13th.

Seventeen Bartlesville High School students qualified for the state 6A track and field meet in Yukon on Friday and Saturday, May 12-13, 2017:

Girls
Sarah Covell (100H, 300H)
Alysse Littlesun (4x800m Relay)
Trinity Parker (High Jump, Long Jump)
Rilee Rigdon (4x800m Relay, 800m, 1600m, 3200m)
Paige Sauer (Pole Vault)
Shay Stayton (4x800m Relay, 1600m, 3200m)
Madi Taylor (4x800m Relay)
Karleigh Zoeller (Shot Put)
Cambria Snyder (manager)

Boys 
Caleb Eiden (4x800m Relay)
Noah Eiden (4x800m Relay, 800)
JohnDavid Lancaster (4x800m Relay, 1600m)
Nathan Lauritsen (3200m)
David Kelley (High Jump)
Cody Kessling (Shot Put)
James Martinez (1600m, 3200m)
Treavor Taylor (4x800m Relay)
Henry Williams (1600m, 3200m)



STATE 6A TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS

for the Bartlesville Bruins


Team: Girls ranked 4th, Boys 13th

  • 4x800m Relay - Girls [Rigdon, Littlesun, Taylor, Stayton] (1st)
  • 4x800m Relay - Boys [Eiden, Eiden, Martinez, Lancaster] (7th)
  • Discus - Keesling (12th)
  • Long Jump - Parker (7th)
  • 100 Hurdles - Covell (12th)
  • 3200m Girls - Rigdon (3rd), Stayton (4th)
  • 3200m Boys - Williams (2nd), Lauritsen (4th), Martinez (11th)
  • 800m Girls - Rigdon (2nd)
  • 800m Boys - Eiden (8th)
  • High Jump - Kelley (2nd)
  • Pole Vault - Sauer (7th)
  • Shot Put - Zoeller (8th)
  • 300 Hurdles - Covell (8th)
  • 1600m Girls - Rigdon (3rd), Stayton (5th)
  • 1600m Boys - Williams (4th), Lancaster (8th), Martinez (11th)


Overall State 5A-6A Track & Field Results

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