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  • Time to apply for free & reduced school meals The start of the new school year means it is time for families of schoolchildren to apply for free and reduced meals. Almost half of the children attending Bartlesville Public ...
    Posted Aug 10, 2018, 2:17 AM by Granger Meador
  • Health department urges parents to immunize 7th graders The Washington County Health Department is encouraging parents to have their children immunized for the 2018-2019 school year now to avoid the rush. Parents of kindergartners, seventh graders, and ...
    Posted Jul 5, 2018, 7:52 AM by Granger Meador
  • School Supply Lists for 2018-2019 At registration in August, students will learn if they are assigned to Team I or Team II for each grade level. Electives supply lists are included with each grade level ...
    Posted Jul 10, 2018, 3:37 AM by Granger Meador
  • Central's Schaper named a District Teacher of the Month Dawn Schaper, a 7th Grade English/Language Arts teacher at Central Middle School, was named a Bartlesville Public School District Teacher of the Month for May by Arvest Bank and ...
    Posted Jun 19, 2018, 11:26 AM by Granger Meador
  • Cub Camp for incoming 6th Graders on July 30-31, 2018 Cub Camp / Transition Camp is designed for incoming sixth-grade students to become familiar with Central Middle School before school actually starts. This will be an opportunity for students to ...
    Posted Jun 18, 2018, 8:32 AM by Granger Meador
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Time to apply for free & reduced school meals

posted Aug 10, 2018, 2:07 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Aug 10, 2018, 2:17 AM ]

Free & reduced meals
The start of the new school year means it is time for families of schoolchildren to apply for free and reduced meals. Almost half of the children attending Bartlesville Public Schools already qualify for a reduction in or elimination of the cost of breakfast or lunch. The district is confident even more children could receive this service if their parents would apply. Please share the link www.heartlandapps.com with those who might need this assistance or help them get the paper application from any school office or cafeteria.

Proper nutrition is critical for the development and academic performance of children; undernourished children are more likely to be less energetic and less able to concentrate. Having as many qualified children as possible participate is also important for the district to receive its fair share of funding for many grants and other programs that assist learning, including the federal E-rate program that helps pay for its computer network and services. Thus participation impacts the learning of all children, not just those who qualify for direct assistance.

Please help us get this information to those in need among your friends, family, and others you know and encounter in our community. Thank you!

ONLINE APPLICATION OPTION

Apply online in English

Safe & Secure
We use the highest level of data encryption available, meaning that your information is always safe and guarded. 

Private & Available
Apply online in the comfort and privacy of your own home. The online service is available 24/7 anytime, anywhere there is an Internet connection!

Fast
Your data is transmitted to the Bartlesville Schools Nutrition Office the same day you apply, allowing for quicker processing so you can receive benefits faster. 

Go Green
No more paper applications to complete and return to the school office! Applying online is so convenient and good for the environment as well!

CLICK HERE for a printable flyer in English & Spanish

Applyonline in Spanish

Seguro y fiable
Utilizamos el más alto nivel de encriptación de datos disponibles, lo que significa que su información esté siempre segura y protegida. 

Privado y Disponible
El servicio en línea está disponible 24/7 en cualquier momento y cualquier lugar donde haya una conexión al Internet. Usted puede completar la aplicación en la privacidad de su propia casa, en su escuela local, o en la Biblioteca Pública de la Escuela.

Rápido
Sus datos se transmiten a la Oficina de Nutrición del mismo día en que se aplican, lo que permite un procesamiento rápido para que pueda recibir los beneficios con mayor rapidez.

Vamos Verde
No más solicitud en papel para completar y volver a la oficina de la escuela! La aplicación en linea es muy conveniente y bueno para el medio ambiente también!


CLIC AQUÍ para una versión imprimible




PAPER APPLICATION OPTIONS

If you find the paper application option a bit frustrating, please try the ONLINE APPLICATION

Paper copies of the application are also always available to be picked up at each school office, each cafeteria, the Child Nutrition Office at Madison Middle School, or the Education Service Center.

All families are encouraged to complete this application and take advantage of the breakfast and lunch programs. Please allow 10 business days for processing paper applications for the Free and Reduced Price Meal program. Application may be made at any time during the school year. 


Who qualifies for free or reduced-price meals?     

  • All children in households receiving benefits from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) are eligible for free meals. 
  • Foster children who are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free meals.
  • Children participating in their school’s Head Start program are eligible for free meals.
  • Children who meet the definition of homeless, runaway, or migrant are eligible for free meals.
  • Children may receive free or reduced-price meals if their household’s income is within the limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines. Your children may qualify for free or reduced-price meals if your household income falls at or below the limits on this chart:
Federal Eligibility Income Chart for School Year 2018-2019
 Household Size  Yearly Income  Monthly Income  Weekly Income
1 $22,459 $1,872 $432
2 $30,451  $2,538  $586
3 $38,443 $3,204 $740
4  $46,435 $3,870 $893
5 $54,427 $4,536  $1,047
6 $62,419  $5,202 $1,201
7 $70,411 $5,868 $1,355
8 $78,403 $6,534  $1,508
Each additional person:  $7,992 $666 $154

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR ELIGIBILITY?
Please contact Frankie Ryan via email at RyanFE@bps-ok.org or by calling Frankie at 918-333-7966.


How do I know if my children qualify as homeless, migrant, or runaway?

  • Do the members of your household lack a permanent address?
  • Are you staying together in a shelter, hotel, or other temporary housing arrangement?
  • Does your family relocate on a seasonal basis?
  • Are any children living with you who have chosen to leave their prior family or household? 
If you believe children in your household meet any of the above descriptions and have not been told that your children will get free meals, please call or e-mail Sarah Rowe, the Homeless Liaison Coordinator, at 918-336-3311 ext. 1061 or e-mail RoweSE@bps-ok.org.


Do I need to fill out an application for each child?

No. Just complete one online or paper application.


Should I fill out an application if I received a letter this school year saying my children are already approved for free meals?

No, but please read the letter you got carefully and follow the instructions. If any children in your household were missing from your eligibility notification, PROMPTLY contact Frankie Ryan via email at RyanFE@bps-ok.orgor by calling Frankie at 918-333-7966.


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Health department urges parents to immunize 7th graders

posted Jul 5, 2018, 7:06 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jul 5, 2018, 7:52 AM ]

The Washington County Health Department is encouraging parents to have their children immunized for the 2018-2019 school year now to avoid the rush. Parents of kindergartners, seventh graders, and students entering college, please review your children’s immunization record to ensure they are ready for the upcoming year.

Back-to-school vaccinations help protect Oklahoma’s children and families from the spread of infectious diseases. Vaccines help develop immunity to countless infectious diseases by enabling the body to recognize and fight vaccine-preventable diseases. The following vaccines are required for Oklahoma children entering or returning to school in the fall:
  • Kindergarten — DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis), IPV/OPV (polio), MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), Varicella (chicken pox), HepB (hepatitis B), HepA (hepatitus A)
  • Seventh grade — DTaP/Tdap; and CDC recommends the meningitis vaccine and HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine
  • College entry — Meningitis
For more information, see the state health department's webpage about school vaccinations.
If your child is due for a vaccination, visit your child’s healthcare provider or the Washington County Health Department at 5121 SE Jacquelyn Lane in Bartlesville from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The health department is closed for lunch noon to 1 p.m. and clinic hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Washington County Health Department is having a day just for school shots on Monday, July 30, 2018, but due to staff shortages you can call and make an appointment now at 918-335-3005.

Immunizations

School Supply Lists for 2018-2019

posted Jun 21, 2018, 1:32 PM by District Webmaster   [ updated Jul 10, 2018, 3:37 AM by Granger Meador ]

At registration in August, students will learn if they are assigned to Team I or Team II for each grade level. Electives supply lists are included with each grade level list.
School Supply Lists

Pack the Backpacks

The annual Washington County School Supply Drive provides school supplies for those needing assistance for the 2018-19 school year. Because of rising prices, the program asks that participants consider making a $5 donation per family when picking up supplies. On average, the supplies and backpack would cost about $50 in the stores. Without sufficient funds, the program may not be able to continue.

Apply from July 2-28, 2018 at
  • Concern - 333 Penn, Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
  • Agape Mission - 309 Bucy, Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
  • Mary Martha Outreach, 1845 SW 4th St, Monday-Wednesday, 9-11 a.m.; Thursday 12-2 p.m.
Completely fill out the application you pick up, and turn it in to a WCSSD representative at one of the above locations during normal business hours. Do NOT try to just “drop it off”. Note that only Agape Mission will be open on July 27 and 28. Backpacks will be distributed at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 8th and Dewey, on Aug. 6 from 8:30 am to noon and from 1 pm to 6 pm.

Click here for a flyer on the Pack the Backpacks program, including Spanish translation

YOU CAN HELP

Visit PacktheBackpacks.org for more information, including how you can volunteer

If you would like to make a donation to support the program, you can donate online at their website or send your donation to:

Washington County School Supply Drive
P.O. Box 2031
Bartlesville, OK 74005-2031


Central's Schaper named a District Teacher of the Month

posted Jun 19, 2018, 11:25 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jun 19, 2018, 11:26 AM ]

Dawn Schaper, a 7th Grade English/Language Arts teacher at Central Middle School, was named a Bartlesville Public School District Teacher of the Month for May by Arvest Bank and Oakley Chevrolet Buick.

In recognition of this honor, Ms. Schaper was presented with a plaque and a $300 check by Annah Fischer, Arvest Bank Marketing Manager, and David Oakley Jr., owner of Oakley Chevrolet Buick.

Ms. Schaper has 17 years of teaching experience. She has been teaching seventh grade English/Language Arts arts for four years.

It has always been easy for Ms. Schaper to connect with children and build rapport quickly. A teaching career puts that to the test, but also gives the opportunity to reach children who might otherwise feel separate or apart from their teacher.

“I have grown as a teacher, a mother, and a person because of my years in the classroom,” said Ms. Schaper. “I have learned not to take things personally, even when they are meant that way in the moment, to look at the world and situations through the eyes of others, to read a child and figure out what is most needed of me. At the heart of all... [are] the students themselves.”

Ms. Schaper feels her greatest contribution to education is the commitment to working collaboratively with everyone she can to make sure they are doing what is best for kids, such as by co-teaching, shared planning, and two-way communication. In this way, she believes she has helped to enhance the education and lives of many students.

Ms. Schaper frequently embarks on self-guided studies when ideas or processes come to her attention. Because of her reading and discussions regarding Response to Intervention (RTI), Ms. Schaper is now a part 
of the district committee to improve application of this method of helping students.

“An outstanding teacher is one who convinces a child he can do what is necessary and even motivates him to want to do the work to learn and grow,” said Ms. Schaper.

Bartlesville Public Schools is proud to join Arvest Bank and Oakley Chevrolet Buick in honoring Ms. Dawn Schaper as a Bartlesville Teacher of the Month.

Dawn Schaper
David Oakley Jr., owner of Oakley Chevrolet-Buick (left) and Annah Fischer, Arvest Bank Marketing Manager (right) congratulate Dawn Schaper, 7th Grade English/Language Arts teacher at Central Middle School, for being selected a Bartlesville Teacher of the Month for May. In recognition of this honor, Mr. Oakley and Ms. Fischer visited Central Middle School to present Ms. Schaper with a plaque and a $300 check.

Cub Camp for incoming 6th Graders on July 30-31, 2018

posted May 21, 2018, 1:18 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jun 18, 2018, 8:32 AM ]

Cub Camp / Transition Camp is designed for incoming sixth-grade students to become familiar with Central Middle School before school actually starts. This will be an opportunity for students to explore the unique and exciting adventures that await them in middle school. Students will meet their new classmates and start building friendships and relationships with them. Students will also be able to meet with teachers and enter into mentor situations with upperclassmen.
 
Dates, Schedule, & Meals
Cub Camp is scheduled for July 30 - July 31. Free breakfast will be served daily at 8:30; free lunch will be served at 11:30. Our camp will start at 9:00 a.m. and will end at 3:00 p.m.
 
Registration
Registration forms should be brought to the Central Middle School office by July 26. Summer office hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Transportation
Transportation will be provided. Bus pick up will be at centralized locations. Those locations will be determined and posted on Central's website at bpscentral.org and its Facebook page.
 
Cost
There is a registration fee of $10 to attend Cub Camp but scholarships are available for anyone who needs assistance.  A T-shirt is included with registrations made before May 31 and will be provided if possible for later registrations.  Cash or check must accompany the registration form; checks should be made to “Central Middle School”.  
Please contact Heather DavisAllison Ebert, or Keri Gardner at Central Middle School for more information.
 
Cub Camp Location
Cub Camp will be at Central Middle School, 815 SE Delaware, Bartlesville, OK 74003, 918-336-9302.
Flyer

High School Fundamentals course for incoming freshmen

posted May 21, 2018, 12:29 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 21, 2018, 12:33 PM ]

Current 8th graders who will be attending Bartlesville Freshman Academy in the fall of 2018 can enroll in the BHS High School Fundamentals course to be held July 23-27, 2018, from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Registration will be accepted through June 29, 2018. Download the registration form and mail or deliver with $10 registration fee to the Freshman Academy.

This course provides a foundation in skills for successful organization, communication and general tools students will need to be successful in high school.

Transportation will be provided. Bus pick up will be at centralized locations. Those locations will be determined by June 30th and will be posted on the BHS website.

This course is free of charge thanks to the financial support of Bartlesville Education Promise. However, there is a $10 registration fee.

Breakfast and lunch will be served daily at BHS.

For more information, please contact:
Mr. Eliot Smith
BHS Assistant Principal, Freshmen
918-336-4544
Flyer

Central Career Day 2018

posted May 21, 2018, 8:27 AM by Granger Meador

Career Day
In April, Central Middle School held a Career Day for its students, who were asked to provide ideas and rate their top choices for future careers. That information was used to invite a variety of guests to present to the students.

Principal Keri Gardner reports that the Career Day was a great success, and thanks all of the guest professionals who participated.



Accelerated English Reading Assignments for Summer 2018

posted May 14, 2018, 9:33 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 14, 2018, 9:33 AM ]

See the attachments below for the summer reading assignments for:
There is no required summer assignment for 6th Grade Reading.

Please address questions about Summer Reading Assignments to Heather Davis, English Building Coordinator, at DavisHJ@bps-ok.org 

Summer Reading

Athletics physicals on 5/15/2018

posted May 7, 2018, 8:11 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 7, 2018, 8:12 AM ]

Athletic Physicals will be given on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the Bruin Field House. Times are assigned by sport:
  • 6:30 p.m. Football
  • 7:00 p.m. Basketball, Softball, Cross-country, Volleyball
  • 7:30 p.m. Cheer, Pom, Tennis, Golf
  • 8:00 p.m. Baseball, Track, Wrestling
  • 8:30 p.m. Soccer, Swimming
The cost is $20 cash or check payable to ASBC. 

These physicals meet requirements set forth by the OSSAA to allow participation in school athletics. They do not represent a “complete” physical. You must see your personal physician for a more in-depth
assessment.

What the athlete needs to do:
  • Obtain a physical form and complete the medical history on the back of the form.
  • Forms are also available in the athletic director's and trainer's offices and on the night of the physical.
  • With completed medical history form, check-in at your sport’s designated time at the FAC lobby ticket window.
  • Remit $20 and proceed through the process.
Other Required Electronic Forms
The physical/medical history is the only “paper” document the athletic office will collect. Additional required documentation…concussion form, medical release, etc. are to be completed online using the online participation forms website.
Athletic Physicals

TSA Rocks State

posted May 4, 2018, 8:10 AM by Brian Davis   [ updated May 4, 2018, 8:20 AM ]


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