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  • Central named Distinguished School for third consecutive year For the third consecutive year, Central has earned Distinguished School status in the Project Lead the Way STEM program. That recognition requires that Gateway to Technology units be offered at ...
    Posted May 9, 2020, 5:40 AM by Granger Meador
  • CMS Locker Cleanouts and Check-ins on May 20-21
    Posted May 8, 2020, 9:53 AM by Granger Meador
  • Final tech drive-through on May 13 Distance learning for middle and high school students is online with the student's take-home Chromebook. If a middle school or high school student was issued a take-home ...
    Posted May 9, 2020, 6:29 AM by Granger Meador
  • Virus precautions Everyone is understandably concerned about the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) and its potential impact on schools.  The district is already reviewing its cleaning plans and will be reviewing ...
    Posted Mar 3, 2020, 5:54 AM by Granger Meador
  • Satterfield, Huie, and Hildebrand recognized Computer applications and broadcasting teacher Andrea Satterfield was recognized as the Central Teacher of the Year at the annual district celebration on February 25, 2020.  Each site teacher of the ...
    Posted Feb 27, 2020, 12:14 PM by Granger Meador
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Central named Distinguished School for third consecutive year

posted May 9, 2020, 5:40 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 9, 2020, 5:40 AM ]


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For the third consecutive year, Central has earned Distinguished School status in the Project Lead the Way STEM program. That recognition requires that Gateway to Technology units be offered at each grade level, that at least 50% of the student body participates, and at least 25% of the students advancing to high school participate in two or more units while in middle school. There are only eight other middle schools in the state which received that recognition for 2019-20, including Madison Middle School in Bartlesville. The recognition reflects the outstanding courses taught by teachers Lolly Williams and Darrin Messerli.

All six of the district’s elementary schools, both of its middle schools, and its high school each earned Distinguished School status for 2019-20. Bartlesville is one of just 24 districts across the U.S. to receive the honor of being a Distinguished District and the only district with that status in Oklahoma. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides STEM curricula to millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in schools across the U.S.

Bartlesville Public Schools offers PLTW Launch (K-5), PLTW Gateway (6-8), and PLTW Computer Science and Engineering courses at Bartlesville High School, with additional Engineering offerings available for students at Tri-County Tech.


Bartlesville Superintendent Chuck McCauley commented, “We are proud of this recognition for the quality, breadth, and depth of our STEM offerings in Bartlesville. This achievement reflects the hard work of many students and teachers as well as tremendous community support. The Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation joined with community partners, including ConocoPhillips, to fund our elementary PLTW Launch program. Our middle school and high school programs are housed in suites provided by a major grant from Phillips 66 and depend on state and federal funding as well as local bond issues. ConocoPhillips has been a continuing partner for the Technology Student Association in our secondary schools. We are truly blessed.”


This is the first year the district’s six elementary schools could qualify as Distinguished Schools, which required that at least two STEM modules be offered at each grade level with 75% or higher participation in the prior year. The district curriculum will expand this next year to four STEM modules in every classroom from kindergarten through fifth grade. Only 14 other elementary schools in the state have received Distinguished School recognition for 2019-20.


This is the second consecutive year that Bartlesville High School’s Computer Science program earned Distinguished School status, and the Engineering program at Bartlesville High School and Tri-County Tech also again received that recognition this year. So two of the 11 high school programs in the state receiving Distinguished School recognition are in Bartlesville. They had to provide at least three high school courses in the pathway, have at least 25% of students participate or have 33% of participating students take two or more PLTW courses, and have 95% of PLTW students complete End-of-Course assessments.


Through PLTW programs, students develop in-demand knowledge and skills that they will use both in school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take. As PLTW students progress through grades PreK-12, they are empowered to engage in problem-solving and process thinking, develop technical knowledge and skills, build communication skills, and explore career opportunities. Bartlesville now offers complete computer science and engineering pathways from kindergarten through 12th grade.


“It is a great honor to recognize Bartlesville Public Schools for their commitment to providing students with an excellent educational experience,” said Dr. Vince Bertram, President and CEO of PLTW. “They should be very proud of their work to ensure students have the knowledge and skills to be career-ready and successful on any career path they choose.” 


Bartlesville Public Schools is part of a community of public schools, colleges, universities, and corporate and philanthropic partners across the country united around a passion for providing students with inspiring, engaging, and empowering learning opportunities. For more information about PLTW’s recognition program, visit pltw.org/our-programs/program-recognition. 


For more information on the Bartlesville Public Schools’ PLTW programs, contact Dr. Stephanie Curtis, Executive Director of Personnel & School Support, at (918) 336-8600.

CMS Locker Cleanouts and Check-ins on May 20-21

posted May 8, 2020, 9:47 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 8, 2020, 9:53 AM ]

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Final tech drive-through on May 13

posted Mar 31, 2020, 10:23 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 9, 2020, 6:29 AM ]

Distance learning for middle and high school students is online with the student's take-home Chromebook. If a middle school or high school student was issued a take-home Chromebook that is damaged or missing, then please take advantage of our final Chromebook swap drive-through at Bartlesville High School for this school year on Wednesday, May 13 from 10-11 a.m.

You can pull up in the loop drive off Hillcrest Drive, but please don't get out of your vehicle unless instructed to do so. Mrs. Meador will address Chromebook issues directly in front of the school, while for hotspots you would pull on around toward the exit for help from Mr. Michel.

Chromebook issues

Mrs. Meador, the Student Technology Support Team teacher, will need to know which school the student attends and his or her name (or ID number, if known). Please maintain proper 6-foot social distancing when dropping off a Chromebook or charger where directed. Mrs. Meador will place any replacement device at a separate spot which you may retrieve when instructed.

Mrs. Meador will not be checking insurance status nor assessing any fees until after the event each week when it is safe for her to evaluate and repair submitted devices.

Cellular hotspots

The new Connected Bruins program can provide, upon request, a cellular hotspot for a middle or high school student who lacks home internet service. Please see the online description of that program.

Hotspots can only provide about an hour of streaming video per day. So if you have no home internet service, please review the following options which can provide better access to streaming video:

Flyer

Virus precautions

posted Mar 2, 2020, 6:37 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Mar 3, 2020, 5:54 AM ]

Everyone is understandably concerned about the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) and its potential impact on schools.  The district is already reviewing its cleaning plans and will be reviewing its emergency plans in case community spread of the disease eventually becomes a local issue.

At this time, it is important that we rely on prevention. The following guidelines will benefit everyone in controlling the far more pervasive influenza viruses as well.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. District restrooms are equipped with soap, which is preferred over hand sanitizers.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water, not sanitizer, if hands are visibly dirty.
OTHER PRECAUTIONS
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask:
    • CDC does NOT recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to  others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Avoid sharing food.


Q: What are the symptoms and complications that COVID-19 can cause?
A: Current symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Read about COVID-19 Symptoms.

Q: Should I be tested for COVID-19?
A: If you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or shortness of breath, within 14 days after travel from areas where CDC has identified community spread of coronavirus, you should call ahead to a healthcare professional and mention your recent travel or close contact. 

If you have had close contact with someone showing these symptoms who has recently traveled from such an area, you should call ahead to a healthcare professional and mention your close contact and their recent travel. 

Your healthcare professional will work with the state public health department and CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.

COVID-19 Resources



Precautions

Satterfield, Huie, and Hildebrand recognized

posted Feb 27, 2020, 12:13 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 27, 2020, 12:14 PM ]

Computer applications and broadcasting teacher Andrea Satterfield was recognized as the Central Teacher of the Year at the annual district celebration on February 25, 2020.  Each site teacher of the year was introduced by a student. Ms. Satterfield was introduced by her daughter, Abby Jane. Central Professional Improvement Committee representative Carol Porter, right, presented the award.

Andrea Satterfield


Ty Huie
Math teacher 
Ty Huie was recognized as the Rising Star Teacher for Central. That award recognizes a teacher with one to four completed years of experience who has exemplified excellence in their entry years of teaching.  The Schmoldt Family Foundation for Education awarded $100 to a Rising Star Teacher from each site.
Band teacher Matthew Hildebrand was named the District Secondary Rookie Teacher of the YearTeacher of the Year Celebration organizer Kelli Bryant presented the award.

Matthew Hildebrand


Natalie Hart recognized for All-State Chorus

posted Feb 18, 2020, 6:38 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 18, 2020, 6:38 AM ]

At its meeting on February 17, 2020, the Bartlesville Board of Education spotlighted students selected for all-state chorus and band.

Vocal Music Director Margie Green introduced fellow directors Tamara Walker, Alex Rivera, and Central's own Sarah Long while recognizing students selected for the Oklahoma Choral Directors Association (OkCDA) all-state choruses.

Natalie Hart, an 8th-grader at Central, was recognized for her selection to the OkCDA Junior High All-State Mixed Chorus. Also selected for the group were freshmen Owen King, William Pendergraft, and Isabella Cavaceci.
Natalie Hart
Natalie Hart was selected for the Oklahoma Choral Directors Association All-State Mixed Chorus

8th to 9th Grade Enrollment

posted Jan 24, 2020, 2:10 PM by Brian Davis   [ updated Jan 31, 2020, 12:55 PM by Granger Meador ]

High school counselors will be at Central on March 3 and March 4, 2020 to hold Pre-Enrollment conferences with current 8th graders. All students will be assigned an individual appointment time during the school day to discuss pre-enrollment for their freshman year at Bartlesville High School.

OPTIONAL Pre-Enrollment evening appointments are also available for incoming freshmen on Monday, February 10, 2020, from 4-8 p.m. in the Freshman Academy library at 18th Street and Shawnee Avenue.

To make an evening appointment, Sign Up Here

Parents and students who schedule an OPTIONAL evening appointment on 2/10 will NOT have a daytime appointment on 3/3 or 3/4.
Pre-Enrollment

Over 40 teams competed at 2nd annual VEX Robotics Tournament at Central

posted Jan 23, 2020, 12:25 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jan 23, 2020, 12:25 PM ]


Central Middle School hosted its second annual VEX Robotics Competition, sponsored by Phillips 66, on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The event had 26 middle school teams and 16 high school teams, including students from Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Nowata. Last year, there was only a middle school division with 12 in attendance. 

Teams from Tulsa Will Rogers, Cimarron, and Verdigris place 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the middle school tournament while a Central team won the Sportsmanship Award.

Central had five teams that competed and two of those teams were champions in earlier first-ever tournaments. Central teams recently qualified for state competition and last year won the Oklahoma Technology Student Association championship to advance to nationals.

This year’s competition was Tower Takeover, where two alliances composed of two teams each competed in matches consisting of a 15-second autonomous period following by a 105-second driver-controlled period. The object of the game was to attain a higher score than the opposing team in placing cubes in towers or scoring cubes in goals.

Many school and community volunteers made the event possible. The VEX Robotics Competition, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, is the largest and fastest-growing middle school and high school robotics program globally with more than 24,000 teams from 61 countries playing in over 1,700 competitions worldwide. Each year, an exciting engineering challenge is presented in the form of a game. Students, with guidance from their teachers and mentors, build innovative robots and compete year-round.

In addition to learning valuable engineering skills, students gain life skills such as teamwork, perseverance, communication, collaboration, project management, and critical thinking. The VEX Robotics Competition prepares students to become future innovators with 95% of participants reporting an increased interest in STEM subject areas and pursuing STEM-related careers.

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Central 2nd annual VEX Robotics competition on Saturday, 1/18/2020

posted Jan 16, 2020, 6:49 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jan 16, 2020, 8:47 PM ]

We need VOLUNTEERS to help at the event. Contact Central STEM teacher Lolly Williams at WilliamsLL@bps-ok.org or 918-336-9302 ext. 1808 ASAP!

Central Middle School is hosting its second annual VEX Robotics Competition on Saturday, January 18, 2020. Come observe as they welcome up both middle school and high school teams for the Central STEM Bruin Battle, which is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. and end by 5 p.m. at the school at 815 SE Delaware Ave.

THE WORLD’S LARGEST ROBOTICS COMPETITION

The VEX Robotics Competition, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, is the largest and fastest-growing middle school and high school robotics program globally with more than 24,000 teams from 61 countries playing in over 1,700 competitions worldwide. Each year, an exciting engineering challenge is presented in the form of a game. Students, with guidance from their teachers and mentors, build innovative robots and compete year-round.

In addition to learning valuable engineering skills, students gain life skills such as teamwork, perseverance, communication, collaboration, project management, and critical thinking. The VEX Robotics Competition prepares students to become future innovators with 95% of participants reporting an increased interest in STEM subject areas and pursuing STEM-related careers.

CURRENT CHALLENGE: TOWER TAKEOVER
VEX Robotics Competition Turning Point is played on a 12’x12’ square field.

Two (2) Alliances – one (1) “red” and one (1) “blue” – composed of two (2) Teams each, compete in matches consisting of a fifteen (15) second Autonomous Period, followed by a one minute and forty-five second (1:45) Driver Controlled Period.

The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing Alliance by placing Cubes in Towers, or scoring Cubes in Goals.

Contact Central STEM teacher Lolly Williams for more information.
Central VEX 2019
Some of the Bartlesville teams at Central's 2019 VEX Robotics Tournament; Central STEM teacher and event sponsor Lolly Williams is in red next to Madison STEM teacher Shannon McKinney. COME OUT SATURDAY, 1/18 FOR THIS YEAR'S EVENT!

Carpenter, Hart, and Ortiz selected for Northeastern District Honor Choir

posted Dec 2, 2019, 6:40 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Dec 2, 2019, 6:40 AM ]

Forty students from Bartlesville High School auditioned on October 5 for the 2019 Northeastern Choir Directors’ Association District Honor Choirs. These students dedicate hours of extra practice to prepare chosen pieces in the fall. Students then perform individually in a blind audition for judges hidden behind a partition, and they are scored on vocal quality, pitch, rhythm, intonation, dynamics, diction, and phrasing. Only the best singers from the Northeastern District are chosen to comprise each choir.

For the junior high choir, three students were selected from Central Middle School: Isabella Carpenter, Natalie Hart, and Alex Ortiz. Noah Argo was selected from Madison Middle School.

Seven BHS freshmen were selected for the Junior High Honor Choir: Bella Cavaceci, Jecelle Dobson, Owen King, Lucas Nash, William Pendergraft, Samarah Robinson, and Joyce Yang. 

Also at BHS, 21 students in 10-12 grades were also selected for the High School Honor Choir: Brandon Bulleigh, Gloria Castillo, Lindsay Demania, Madison Heckelsberg, Sloan Hewitt, Dillon Hopkins, Trent Horinek, Ariel Jimison, Morgan Johnson, Allison Lee, Madeline Lewis, TaNeca Moore, Julianna Ortiz, Olivia Park, Maggie Parrett, Carlie Pool, Brynna Townsend, Logan Vaclaw, Nathaniel Vilardo, Sophie Walker, and Eli Winters.  

After two intense days of preparation, the choirs joined with students from 21 other school systems to perform on November 5th at the First Baptist Church in Tulsa. The junior high choir was led by Dr. Casey Gerber from the University of Oklahoma, accompanied by Linda Pollock. The high school choir was led by Jeff Elkins, minister of worship at First Baptist Church, Tulsa and accompanied by Bartlesville’s own Alex Rivera.

Bartlesville has a long-standing tradition of excellence in our vocal music program. The Bartlesville choirs are led by Marjorie Green, Tamara Walker, and Alex Rivera at Bartlesville High School, Sarah Long at Central Middle School, and Micheal Stevens at Madison Middle School. Congratulations to these students and their directors.
Honor Choir members

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