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  • A stormy finish for the Class of 2019 The Class of 2019 in what was the school's first indoor commencement in 25 years Mother Nature kept everyone on their toes during the final week of the 2018 ...
    Posted May 25, 2019, 9:24 AM by Granger Meador
  • Graduation pictures & diplomas Diploma pick-up begins June 18Graduates may pick up their diplomas from the registrar at BHS beginning Tuesday, June 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p ...
    Posted by Granger Meador
  • Commencement 2019 Parking & Shuttle Service For Commencement on Friday, May 24, there may be some sloppy parking available in the large floodplain parking lot at Bartlesville High School. But on-campus parking will be limited ...
    Posted May 24, 2019, 11:04 AM by Granger Meador
  • M.A.D. Week Checks Presented For its 2019 Making a Difference annual philanthropy week in March, the BHS Student Council organized events both at school and in the community. There was a student-led talent ...
    Posted May 24, 2019, 8:13 AM by Granger Meador
  • Class of 2019 Commencement on May 24 The 2019 senior class of Bartlesville High School will be honored on May 24 in graduation ceremonies beginning at 8 p.m. at Custer Stadium.  Principal LaDonna Chancellor said approximately ...
    Posted May 15, 2019, 8:18 PM by Granger Meador
  • Bruins looking for coaches Bartlesville High School Athletics is now seeking head varsity baseball and boys soccer coaches in addition to some district openings for wrestling coaches and an assistant volleyball coach.Varsity Baseball ...
    Posted May 15, 2019, 4:26 AM by Granger Meador
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A stormy finish for the Class of 2019

posted May 25, 2019, 8:29 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 25, 2019, 9:24 AM ]

Class of 2019
The Class of 2019 in what was the school's first indoor commencement in 25 years

Mother Nature kept everyone on their toes during the final week of the 2018-19 academic year with a flood that impacted site parking and forced detours, capped by a storm which led to Bartlesville High School's first indoor commencement in a quarter-century. 

The Caney River crested on Tuesday, May 21 at 18.2 feet above flood stage, inundating the floodplain parking lot, practice fields, and Haley Environmental Laboratory east of Shawnee Avenue by Tuesday morning with Shawnee itself flooded and closed. Final exams continued with students and staff scrambling for the remaining parking spaces on campus and detouring around closed roadways for the remainder of the week.

The parking lot in the floodplain east of campus has filled multiple times since it was built in 2002, but this was the highest the Caney River had crested since reaching 21.6 feet in July 2007 and was the highest flood during a school year since the record 27.7 foot flood in October 1986 which brought several feet of water into the bottom level of Custer Stadium and the lowest areas of the Phillips Field House. This flood only brought some leaks along with seeping groundwater into a couple of low rooms on campus.

The Caney River began to recede Tuesday night, but more rains then brought another smaller crest on Thursday morning. The river had dropped below flood stage by the time of Commencement on Friday, May 24. But the floodplain parking was still sloppy and muddy, so school buses provided shuttle service from the ConocoPhillips/Phillips 66 main parking lot downtown to the campus from 6 p.m. onward.

Yet another incoming thunderstorm then forced the school to activate its Commencement Inclement Weather Plan for the first indoor ceremony in 25 years. About 360 seniors and many teachers occupied the floor of the Bruin Field House as 2,200 ticketed guests watched and cheered.

Hundreds of overflow guests watched the event in the nearby and thankfully cooler 1,200-seat auditorium courtesy of a Facebook Live video stream provided by a dedicated community volunteer. Dozens more guests watched from the commons. By the next morning, the school's live stream had reached about 1,500 views and the Examiner-Enterprise's own Facebook Live stream had attracted 5,200 views.

The end of the event was suitably stormy, with audio problems as the program ended and the skies opened up to shower the Class of 2019 and their guests as they exited campus. 

The district appreciates the patience and perseverance of students, staff, parents, and patrons in what was a memorable and challenging final week of the school year across the district and especially at Bartlesville High School.


Graduation pictures & diplomas

posted May 24, 2019, 7:59 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated ]

Grad pics

Diploma pick-up begins June 18
Graduates may pick up their diplomas from the registrar at BHS beginning Tuesday, June 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Please note that in June and July the school's main office may not be open on Fridays.

Diplomas are not mailed. All fines, charges, and other holds must be cleared for a diploma to be released.

Commencement 2019 Parking & Shuttle Service

posted May 24, 2019, 10:19 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 24, 2019, 11:04 AM ]


For Commencement on Friday, May 24, there may be some sloppy parking available in the large floodplain parking lot at Bartlesville High School. But on-campus parking will be limited, so guests are urged to use the main ConocoPhillips/Phillips 66 parking lot downtown west of the railroad tracks between Frank Phillips Blvd and Adams Blvd.

Entrances to the lot are just to the west of the railroad tracks turning north off Adams Blvd and turning south off Frank Phillips Blvd. 

District activity and school buses will pick up and drop off in the CENTER of the downtown lot to shuttle guests to and from BHS.

Shuttle service will begin at 6:00 p.m. and continue every 5-10 minutes until concluding by 11:40 p.m. or whenever everyone has been delivered. Guests may board any available shuttle either going from the downtown lot to BHS or vice versa.

The shuttles will pick up and drop off at BHS at the southeast corner of the stadium near 18th Street and Shawnee Avenue.

This plan does not affect pre-approved handicapped parking requests on campus.


INCLEMENT WEATHER PLAN

In case of inclement weather, the graduation ceremony will be moved into the Bruin Field House.  Principal Chancellor plans to make decision about whether to move indoors or not by about 6 p.m., which would result in a SchoolMessenger notice to BHS contacts.

If the event moves indoors, shuttles will still run from the downtown Phillips lot but will pick up and drop off at BHS at the entrance to the Bruin Field House off 18th Street.

Inclement weather seating will also be available in the Fine Arts Center auditorium and the Commons area for live projected streams of the ceremony.  

Each senior received six (6) tickets for seating in the Bruin Field House. Overflow seating in the Commons area and the Fine Arts Auditorium does not require a ticket. Tickets were given to each student when he or she picked up the cap & gown.

Parking Map

PLANNED FACEBOOK LIVE STREAMS OF COMMENCEMENT 

CLASS OF 2019 COMMENCEMENT SCHEDULE

  • 6:45 p.m. – Seniors have their Group Picture in Bruin Field House (wear cap and gown)
  • 7:30 p.m. – Seniors line up for Commencement
  • 8:00 p.m. – Commencement begins

M.A.D. Week Checks Presented

posted May 24, 2019, 8:13 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 24, 2019, 8:13 AM ]

For its 2019 Making a Difference annual philanthropy week in March, the BHS Student Council organized events both at school and in the community. There was a student-led talent show in the FAC and a Mr. Bartlesville Pageant on March 11 which featured formal wear, talent, and swimwear categories. A communitywide dodge ball tournament was held on March 12, and there was the traditional weeklong penny war. Beyond the week itself, a first annual MAD Week Fun Run & 5K was held on March 30.

The event proceeds will go toward cancer treatments for Cindy Sloan, a BHS English teacher, and for the father of the Boulanger family, whose two children, Avery and John, attend BHS.

Lane Cabler, BHS senior class president, commented, "It’s just a great way for our school and community to rally around one of our teachers and our classmates and show our support toward them."
Boulanger Check Presentation
Student Stone Yang (far left),  teacher and Student Council sponsor Randall Jones and Asst. Principal Marsha Fouts (far right), flank Mr. Boulanger and his daughter, Avery, as they presented $6,000 towards Mr. Boulanger's cancer treatment raised in the BHS M.A.D. Week

Cindy Sloan
BHS English teacher Cindy Sloan also received support for her cancer treatments from M.A.D. Week

Class of 2019 Commencement on May 24

posted May 15, 2019, 11:25 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 15, 2019, 8:18 PM ]

The 2019 senior class of Bartlesville High School will be honored on May 24 in graduation ceremonies beginning at 8 p.m. at Custer Stadium.  Principal LaDonna Chancellor said approximately 375 seniors are eligible to graduate.  

Seniors are reminded that the group picture in caps and gowns has been scheduled for 6:45 p.m. on May 24.  

Inclement Weather Plan
In case of inclement weather, the graduation ceremony will be moved into the Bruin Field House.  Inclement weather seating will also be available in the Fine Arts Center auditorium and the Commons area for live big-screen showings of the ceremony.  Each senior will receive six (6) tickets for seating in the Bruin Field House. Overflow seating in the Commons area and the Fine Arts Auditorium does not require a ticket. Tickets are given to each student when he or she picks up the cap & gown.  Cap & gown distribution began on May 9.  

Live Stream
If you have family members who cannot attend graduation, the school hopes to live-stream the graduation ceremony on the BHS Facebook page and the Examiner-Enterprise will have a live stream on its Facebook page.

Ceremony Information
Graduation ceremonies will include speeches by the president of the student body, Aarya Ghonasgi, and the senior class president, Lane Cabler.  Members of the Bartlesville Public Schools administration and Board of Education will participate as well.  

Mrs. Chancellor advises parents and relatives to arrive early; gates will open at 6:00 p.m. Enter through the northwest and southeast entrances to the stadium.  Family members are invited on the field to take pictures after the graduates have been formally dismissed.  

Seating for Individuals with Disabilities
Designated seating and parking for individuals with disabilities will be available by calling in advance.  Seating will be limited to the individual(s) and one guest.  A BHS parking permit will be required to enter the reserved parking. In case of inclement weather, seating for people with disabilities will on the floor of the Bruin Field House and will be for those needing seating only; tickets will be required. There will also be some seating for people with disabilities in the Fine Arts Center auditorium and in the Commons area. Tickets will not be required in the auditorium or the Commons. To secure seating and a parking permit, contact Ms. Amen at the high school at 918-336-3311, ext. 1051.

Project Graduation
Seniors will also be honored following graduation with an all-night party held at the Boys & Girls Club. The Project Graduation chairperson says students can check in between 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. with a driver’s license or photo ID. That event will last until 2:00 a.m. Only graduating seniors are eligible to attend the event. Parents of graduates work very hard to provide a fun evening that is also safe and substance-free and offers seniors the opportunity to celebrate such a special evening with their friends.
Class of 2019

Bruins looking for coaches

posted May 15, 2019, 4:25 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 15, 2019, 4:26 AM ]

Bartlesville High School Athletics is now seeking head varsity baseball and boys soccer coaches in addition to some district openings for wrestling coaches and an assistant volleyball coach.

Varsity Baseball
After guiding the Bruins varsity baseball team to a 19-18 record this season, Head Coach Austin Jarvis has resigned to seek a new opportunity at Victory Christian as the Assistant Athletic Director and Head Baseball coach. Spence Rigdon, the Director of Athletics and Activities for Bartlesville Public Schools, stated, “We hate losing Coach Jarvis but understand he has great opportunities ahead for him and his family.”
Boys Soccer
Vladan Glavonic “Coach Pika” has stepped down as the Head Boys Soccer coach after two seasons. Coach Pika is the OKWU Head Women’s Coach and will focus his time on his current job. Rigdon commented, “We want to thank Coach Pika for pulling double duties the last two years and leading our boys program.”
The search for the new baseball and soccer coaches is underway, and the district still has job listings posted for:
For more information on any coaching position, contact:

Spence Rigdon
Director of Athletics & Activities
RigdonSE@bps-ok.org
918-337-0153
Coaches needed

Ag Education Event on 5/16

posted May 13, 2019, 9:50 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 13, 2019, 9:50 AM ]

Parents of high school or middle school students who are interested in the district's new agriculture education program are invited to come learn about the program with Marty Jones, the new agriculture education teacher.

The event is open to the public on Thursday, May 16 at 6 p.m. in the Madison Middle School Auditorium at 5900 Baylor Drive in Bartlesville.

Mr. Jones will provide information on:
  • Program Update
  • Middle School and High School Course Offerings
  • FFA Component
  • Course Requirements
  • Classroom Locations
  • Future Shop Location and Design
Ag Ed Info

April Students of the Month

posted May 10, 2019, 2:32 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 10, 2019, 2:36 AM ]

Congratulations to the Bartlesville High School Students of the Month for April 2019!
  • Freshmen Ethan Jennings & Ella Butler
  • Sophomores William Parsley & Sophia Walker
  • Juniors Kurt Kauk & Ruth Brown
  • Seniors Noah Yearout & Megan Talbot

April 2019 Students of the Month

Ethan Jennings and Ella Butler
Ethan Jennings & Ella Butler, 
Freshmen Students of the Month for April

William Parsley & Sophia Walker
William Parsley & Sophia Walker, 
Sophomore Students of the Month for April

Kurt Kauk & Ruth Brown
Kurt Kauk & Ruth Brown,
Junior Students of the Month for April

Noah Yearout & Megan Talbot
Noah Yearout & Megan Talbot,
Senior Students of the Month for April



Class of 2019 Information

posted May 6, 2019, 7:20 AM by Tina Steele   [ updated May 16, 2019, 11:39 AM ]

BHS Class of 2019 logo
The following schedule of practice and performance dates are given for your convenience.  All graduating seniors must be present for each of these events.  Seniors who work are to arrange with their employers for release during the hours scheduled for rehearsals and programs.

Caps and gowns will be issued on Thursday, May 9th.  The schedule is listed below.  If you are cleared from all non-academic holds, you may receive your cap and gown.

Please remember to fill out a request for your final transcript to be sent to the college of your choice.  This request must be in writing and given to Ms. Rust in the Counselors’ office.  All hold cards must be cleared in order for transcripts to be sent.

Check in your Chromebook, charger, and case in the library or room 132 after you take your last final exam. The last organized check-in opportunity will be on Friday, May 24, at the 8:30 a.m. Commencement Practice. Avoid having your device remotely disabled and also having to pay a $250 charge to clear your diploma and transcript.

 Thursday, May 9 – Issue Caps and Gowns

  • 10:50 a.m. – TCTC students and concurrent enrollment students who leave campus after 3rd hour
  • 12:49 p.m. – TCTC students and concurrent enrollment students who leave campus after 4th hour
  •   1:47 p.m. – BHS students who leave campus after 5th hour
  •   2:45 p.m. – BHS students who leave campus after 6th hour
  •   3:43 p.m. – All other seniors

If your non-academic holds are clear, you will receive your graduation rain tickets in the lobby of the Fine Arts Center and your cap and gown in hospitality room in the FAC lobby.

Friday, May 17 – Senior Awards Program

  • 12:00 p.m. – Report to the FAC for preparation for the awards program in cap & gown
  • 12:30 p.m. – Awards program in FAC auditorium

Friday, May 24 – Commencement

  •   8:30 a.m. – Commencement practice in Bruin Field House (last organized Chromebook check-in)
  • 10:00 a.m. – 2019 Senior Class Program in FAC auditorium
  • 10:30 a.m. – Senior Brunch at Hillcrest Country Club
  •   1:00 p.m. – Practice on the field for graduation speakers and singers
  •   6:45 p.m. – Group Senior Picture in Bruin Field House (wear cap and gown)
  •   7:30 p.m. – Line up for Commencement
  •   8:00 p.m. – Commencement begins
  • 10:30 p.m. – Project Graduation at Boys & Girls Club – check in by 11:30 p.m.; lasts until 2:00 a.m.; photo ID required, and students cannot go in and out.

Final Exams for Seniors,  Regular Bell Schedule

  • May 20 – Science & Foreign Language
  • May 21 – Math & Physical Education
  • May 22 – Language Arts, Fine Arts, &  STEM
  • May 23 – Social Studies & Business

Caps and Gowns:

  1. Caps should be set straight on the head, elastic in the back.  The tassel should be over the right temple at all times.  After diplomas are received, instructions will be given to move the tassel from the right to the left.

  2. The gown should be fastened at the top.  Caps and gowns should not be worn on the street, but they may be worn to church if your church desires to honor its graduates as a group.

Appropriate clothing:  Graduation is a formal occasion for students, and appropriate dress is required.  Appropriate dress for males is white or light-colored dress shirt and tie, dress slacks, and dress shoes.  Appropriate dress for females is dress slacks or a dress and dress shoes.  If dress shoes have a heel, the heel must be at least the width of a quarter.  Graduates may not wear corsages or carry purses, bags, or cameras.  If you have a question about appropriate dress, seek advice from one of the counselors or an administrator.

INCLEMENT WEATHER PLAN - In case of inclement weather, the graduation ceremony will be moved into the Bruin Field House.  Each senior will receive five (5) tickets for seating in the Field House; tickets will be handed to students as they pick up their caps and gowns.  Seating will also be available in the Fine Arts Center auditorium and the Commons and will include a live big-screen showing of the ceremony in each venue; tickets are not required for seating in these venues. 

LIVE STREAMING - For those who are unable to attend the 2019 Bartlesville High School Commencement, the ceremonies will be steamed live online.



BHS Letterhead

To the Parents of Graduating Seniors:

 RE:   Graduation Procedures

LaDonna Chancellor, Principal, Bartlesville High School
Congratulations on your son or daughter reaching the milestone of high school graduation.  I commend you for the support and encouragement you have provided your child.  The results of your efforts will be seen Friday, May 24, 2019, when we hold commencement exercises at 8:00 p.m. at Custer Stadium.  Graduating seniors are scheduled to pick up their caps and gowns on Thursday, May 9th

Because of the number of graduates, we ask your cooperation at the commencement ceremony in the following ways:

Please take all pictures of your graduating senior prior to or following the commencement exercise; you will not have access to the field during the ceremony.  Legacy Studios will take pictures of students receiving their diplomas, and those pictures may be purchased through legacystudios.com.  A group picture will be taken prior to graduation, and order information for all pictures will be included in your student’s cap-&-gown packet.  Final details for live streaming graduation are not complete.  When we have the information, it will be posted on our website (bps-ok.org/bhs/home) and on the BHS Facebook Page; we will also send out Remind.  When the graduates leave their seats, they will file out in opposite directions and circle the field on the track.  Your senior will know his or her exact location on the track after rehearsal on Friday morning, and you can plan to meet your senior there after the ceremony.

  • The caps, gowns, and tassels were purchased by your student and are to be kept as souvenirs of the graduation.

  • In case of inclement weather, the graduation ceremony will be moved into the Bruin Field House.  Each senior will receive six (6) tickets for seating in the Field House; tickets will be handed to students as they pick up their caps and gowns.  Seating will also be available in the Fine Arts Center auditorium and the Commons and will include a live big-screen showing of the ceremony in each venue; tickets are not required for seating in these venues. 

A schedule of events for senior activities is on the back of this sheet.  Please discuss this information with your son or daughter.  Please remind your graduating senior to be at the appropriate places on time.  It is absolutely necessary that they attend all activities scheduled.  If your son or daughter works, he or she should make all necessary arrangements with the employer to arrange release time for attendance at all graduation functions.  You are invited to attend the Awards Program at 12:30 p.m., May 17, 2019, in the BHS Fine Arts Center auditorium.  Reserved seating for parents will be available in the upper orchestra on the lower level.  All awards are surprises.  Parents will not be notified prior to the program.

I am looking forward to seeing you at the ceremonies.  If you have questions regarding any activities, please feel free to call.

Sincerely,


LaDonna Chancellor, Principal




Senior Photos by Legacy

Parent & community member presentations on students and vaping on 5/13

posted May 3, 2019, 6:30 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 3, 2019, 6:35 AM ]

Parents, district staff, and community members are invited to attend public presentations on students and vaping on Monday, May 13 at noon and again at 6:00 p.m. in the Hospitality Room of the Bruin Field House.

Visitors can park in the lot south of 18th street and use the Fine Arts Center/Field House entrance off 18th Street. The Hospitality Room is down short hallways to your right (east) as you enter the lobby with the Bruin bear statue.

District staff from Bartlesville High School, Central Middle School, and Madison Middle School will share what parents need to know about e-cigarettes, JUULs, and vaping in light of district policy and procedures for tobacco/nicotine and the legal implications for minors with tobacco/nicotine.

Planning for additional presentation dates is underway. For more information, contact Kerry Ickleberry, the district's Safe & Healthy Schools Coordinator.
Vaping Info Flyer

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