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  • Alton Carter Book Signing on 12/4 Alton Carter, the Oklahoma author of books such as The Boy Who Dreamed Big, The Boy Who Went to the Library, Aging Out, and The Boy Who Carried Bricks will ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2018, 8:43 AM by Granger Meador
  • Middle School Math & Science Night on November 5 We are less than two weeks from the third annual Hands On, Minds On Bartlesville Math and Science Night on Monday, November 5 from 6-8:30 p.m. at ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2018, 9:01 AM by Granger Meador
  • 8th Grade Boys Basketball tryouts at BHS on 10/29 and 10/30 8th Grade Boys Basketball TryoutsMonday and Tuesday, October 29-30, 2018 5:30-6:30 p.m. Bruin Field House at Bartlesville High School
    Posted Oct 22, 2018, 9:48 AM by Granger Meador
  • Fall Break programs for 4th-6th Graders at Bartlesville Area History Museum The Bartlesville Area History Museum will present two free programs during Fall Break for students in grades 4-6.  To sign their child up for BAHM fall programs, parents should ...
    Posted Oct 9, 2018, 12:47 PM by Granger Meador
  • Walk to school day on 10/10/2018 Elementary and middle school students in the Bartlesville Public Schools are encouraged to walk or bike to school on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. The annual Walk to School Day is ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2018, 6:14 AM by Granger Meador
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Alton Carter Book Signing on 12/4

posted Nov 9, 2018, 8:42 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Nov 9, 2018, 8:43 AM ]

Alton Carter, the Oklahoma author of books such as The Boy Who Dreamed Big, The Boy Who Went to the Library, Aging Out, and The Boy Who Carried Bricks will have a book signing at Central Middle School on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 2-4 p.m.

The event will be held in the cafeteria at the school. Guests should park in the lot on the north side of Central accessed from Cherokee Avenue and enter the cafeteria from the north park entrance.

Copies of his various works will be on sale for the signing.

Alton Carter; photo by Jeanne Devlin
Alton Carter (photo by Jeanne Devlin)

Alton Carter Event

Middle School Math & Science Night on November 5

posted Oct 24, 2018, 9:01 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Oct 24, 2018, 9:01 AM ]


We are less than two weeks from the third annual Hands On, Minds On Bartlesville Math and Science Night on Monday, November 5 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Madison Middle School. The event is open to all area students in grades 6-8 and their parents. 

Recently the administrators at Central and Madison joined those from Dewey and Nowata in showing their enthusiasm for earning the participation trophy this year.

Last year more than 700 area students, including over 500 from Central and Madison, participated in the event's hands-on stations and demonstrations about the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields of study as well as career options in the energy industry.

The event will again be sponsored by ConocoPhillips, the Oklahoma State University AAPG student chapter, and the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board, with support from Truity Credit Union. Pizza and door prizes will again be featured!
Trophy
Central Middle School administrators Shawn Imhoff and Keri Gardner, Dewey Middle School's Brent Massey, Nowata Middle School's Bud Sexson, and Madison Middle School administrators Joey Eidson and Morgan Axsom show their enthusiasm for the Math and Science Night's participation trophy.

8th Grade Boys Basketball tryouts at BHS on 10/29 and 10/30

posted Oct 22, 2018, 9:48 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Oct 22, 2018, 9:48 AM ]

8th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts
Monday and Tuesday, October 29-30, 2018 
5:30-6:30 p.m. 
Bruin Field House at Bartlesville High School
Boys Tryouts

Fall Break programs for 4th-6th Graders at Bartlesville Area History Museum

posted Oct 9, 2018, 12:47 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Oct 9, 2018, 12:47 PM ]

The Bartlesville Area History Museum will present two free programs during Fall Break for students in grades 4-6. 

To sign their child up for BAHM fall programs, parents should call 918-338-4294.

  • Women’s Freedom of Expression
Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Women have fond many ways to be creative throughout time. In 1918 they were given the right to express themselves through voting. We will discover how that happened. Throughout time women have expressed themselves through the art of quilting. We will learn about the secret language of quilts. The Museum has a beautiful display of Christmas quilts to explore. Children will get to make their own quilt blocks.

  • Be a Sports Writer
Friday, October 19, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Our area has had many inspiring and exciting athletes and teams. Learn more about them. Mike Tupa of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise has interesting stories for us. Learn more about the newspaper and writing your own sports article. See some artifacts from the museum on sports.


The Bartlesville Area History Museum, located on the fifth floor of City Hall at 401 S. Johnstone, is a family friendly facility where admission is free and donations are always welcome. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, contact:
Betty Keim
Education Coordinator
Bartlesville Area History Museum 
401 S. Johnstone-5th Floor 
Bartlesville, OK 74003 

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.

BAHM Fall Programs

Walk to school day on 10/10/2018

posted Oct 3, 2018, 6:12 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Oct 3, 2018, 6:14 AM ]

Walk to School Day
Elementary and middle school students in the Bartlesville Public Schools are encouraged to walk or bike to school on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. The annual Walk to School Day is part of the City of Bartlesville's Safe Routes to School program.

The international event is observed in more than 40 countries. It is an effort to raise awareness of the need for safe walking and biking facilities and to encourage students to take steps toward leading a healthier lifestyle.
 
Each student who walks or bikes to school that day will receive a prize/treat to acknowledge their participation in the program, as long as supplies last.
 
In 2017, City Grants Administrator Nancy Warring commented about the thousands of local students who participate annually. She said, "This event gives parents a chance to teach safe walking skills to their children. Plus it's good for the environment, and it reduces traffic congestion, pollution, and speed near the schools."

"Parents are encouraged to walk with their children, park and walk from a remote location, or organize a walking school bus," Warring said. "For families who live too far away to walk or bike to school, parents are encouraged to drop their students off a few blocks from their school so they can participate."
 
Walk to School Day was first held communitywide in Bartlesville in 2009, thanks to a grant awarded by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation to the City of Bartlesville to help facilitate the event.

Volunteers and other program supporters will be posted at each participating BPSD site to greet students who walk or bike to school, including some area elected officials and local police officers and firefighters.
 
For more information about Walk to School Day, see www.cityofbartlesville.org. To volunteer for the local event, contact Kerry Ickleberry, BPS Safe Schools coordinator:

Kerry IckleberryMs. Kerry Ickleberry
Safe and Healthy Schools Coordinator
Bartlesville High School
918-336-3311 ext. 1196
IckleberryKG@bps-ok.org

Walk to School Day Flyer

Middle School Math & Science Night on 11/5/2018

posted Sep 28, 2018, 11:21 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Sep 28, 2018, 11:22 AM ]

Central students and parents, save the date of Monday, November 5, 2018! That is when the third annual Hands On, Minds On Bartlesville Math and Science Night will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. at Madison Middle School.

Last year more than 700 area students, including over 500 from Central and Madison, participated in the event's hands-on stations and demonstrations about the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields of study as well as career options in the energy industry.

The event will again be sponsored by ConocoPhillips, the Oklahoma State University AAPG student chapter, and the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board, with support from Truity Credit Union.
Save the Date flyer

8th Graders can begin Youth Court training

posted Sep 18, 2018, 9:48 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Sep 18, 2018, 9:56 AM ]

Interested students in grades 8-12 are urged to attend Youth Court Career Training. The result of the program is that trained students hear cases in legal trials of first-time juvenile offenders and assign sentencing requirements with oversight of judges and lawyers. Students can help our community while learning about the careers of law and criminal evidence. 

There will be a FREE initial informational meeting on Tuesday, 9/18 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Washington County Courthouse at 5th St and Johnstone Ave downtown. If you are interested but can't make it on short notice, you are welcome to join in the next meeting on Monday, September 24, also from 6-7:30 p.m. at the courthouse.

This is an Explorer program sponsored by Mike Miller and Leslie Locke. Participants are trained in criminal law, evidence, trial tactics, ethics, objections, courtroom courtesy, practice cases, and court policies and procedures.

Parents are encouraged to visit and observe classes.

To learn more about the program, contact Joan Glock at 918-213-5952 or joanglock@yahoo.com.

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.

Youth Court

Name the new Bruin mascot!

posted Sep 10, 2018, 12:47 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Sep 10, 2018, 1:32 PM ]

The Bartlesville Varsity Cheer squad is excited to announce the purchase and arrival of a new Bruin Mascot.  The athletic department has purchased the new mascot costume to replace the previous version, which had been used for several years and was beginning to show significant wear.


The cheerleaders wish to invite the entire community to participate in activities leading up to the first home varsity football game on September 14th when the Bruins take on Del City at 7 p.m. at Custer Stadium on Lyon Field:

  • Older students and the public are invited to submit name ideas for the new mascot*
    • Click here to submit a name for the mascot.
    • Multiple entries are allowed.
    • Entries accepted through Thursday, September 13.
    • The winning name will be announced at the September 14th game.  
    • Winners will have the opportunity to have their photo taken with our new Bruin mascot!
*Name the mascot?
Our mascot is, of course, a Bruin. So the costume is a brown bear. But the varsity cheer would like your help in naming their new mascot, who performs at various athletic events. For example, College High School once had a Willie the Wildcat mascot. So what would YOU propose that the new Bruin mascot be called?
2018 Mascot

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.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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

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