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  • Schaper, Dennis, and others receive teaching honors On March 27, various district staff were recognized, including various teachers from Central. 7th Grade English teacher Dawn Schaper was recognized as Central's Teacher of the Year. She was ...
    Posted Apr 3, 2018, 2:18 PM by Granger Meador
  • 66th Annual Bartlesville District Science Fair results The students in the photo were selected to attend the Oklahoma State Science & Engineering Fair on April 5-6, 2018 in Ada, OK (some students who were selected for state ...
    Posted Feb 26, 2018, 3:26 PM by Granger Meador
  • Course Selection Booklets Posted The course selection booklets for the 2018-2019 school year have been posted in the site Information page. You can also click on a link below for the appropriate grade ...
    Posted Feb 12, 2018, 4:04 PM by Granger Meador
  • 5th-8th Grade Softball Clinics and Tryouts Starting on Monday, March 5, 2018 the softball coaches will be conducting one-hour clinics on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:45-4:45 p.m. at the Lady Bruins ...
    Posted Feb 1, 2018, 10:12 AM by Granger Meador
  • Central PSG's Traci Estes honored On January 12, Rep. Earl Sears, who was the Principal of Central Middle School for many years, returned to the school to make a presentation at a morning assembly. Rep ...
    Posted Jan 25, 2018, 5:23 PM by Granger Meador
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Schaper, Dennis, and others receive teaching honors

posted Apr 3, 2018, 2:14 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Apr 3, 2018, 2:18 PM ]

On March 27, various district staff were recognized, including various teachers from Central.
Dawn Schaper
7th Grade English teacher Dawn Schaper was recognized as Central's Teacher of the Year. She was introduced by student Kelly Featherston.
Dawn Schaper



Erica Dennis
7th Grade Math teacher Erica Dennis was recognized as Central's Rising Star Teacher. That award recognizes someone 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 school site.

66th Annual Bartlesville District Science Fair results

posted Feb 26, 2018, 3:17 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 26, 2018, 3:26 PM ]

State Science Fair Attendees
The students in the photo were selected to attend the Oklahoma State Science & Engineering Fair on April 5-6, 2018 in Ada, OK (some students who were selected for state fair are not pictured; click here for a complete district listing)
The 66th annual Bartlesville District Science Fair was held at the Phillips 66 Research Center in Bartlesville on February 23-24, 2018.

Science Fair Winners from Central Middle School
  • Aiden Kimmer, "Ironman?", Junior Chemistry (2nd), Broadcom Masters Scientist Challenge
  • Catherine Sheffield, "Who´s the Hottest Color?", Oklahoma State Science Fair
  • Jaron Miller, "Password security", Junior Mathematical and Computer Sciences (3rd)
  • Joyce Yang, "WWW- Wholesome Wild Water", Oklahoma State Science Fair (alt), Junior Environmental (2nd), Bartlesville Garden Center: Junior Division
  • Morgan King & Tarun Vinodkumar,"Modeling Fin-tastic Cooling", Oklahoma State Science Fair, Junior Mathematical and Computer Sciences (1st)
Teachers:
  • Kristin Henton, going to State
  • Nathan King, going to State

Going to State Fair
State Fair
The following students at the district fair were selected to attend the Oklahoma State Science & Engineering Fair on April 5-6 in Ada:
  • Maha Achour
  • Julianna Ahlert
  • Diego Alberto-Lopez
  • Maurie Armstrong
  • Tanner Benbrook
  • Khayla Black
  • James Boudreaux
  • Kate Boudreaux
  • Michael Brockman
  • Rachel Brown
  • Claire Chipinda & Kianna Shaw
  • McKenzie Cummings
  • Edwin Ding
  • Bryce Goodin
  • Claire Griffin
  • Claire Hopkins
  • Annaleah Hough
  • David Kelley
  • Morgan King & Tarun Vinodkumar
  • Levi Kreider
  • Colton McCullough
  • Charlie Olsen
  • Sydney Potts
  • Christopher Rathman
  • Amelia Ray & Isabel Zielenski
  • Peyton Ridley
  • Anisha Sharma
  • Catherine Sheffield
  • Keith Shelts
  • Rhiannon Silva
  • Bryson Waugh & Trevor Waugh
  • Sara Wiley
  • Eli Winter
  • Stone Yang
  • Mikayla Yucra
Alternates:
  • Madelynn Shambles
  • Max Williams
  • Joyce Yang
  • Elena Fries & Meghan Landers
  • Sloan Hewitt

Course Selection Booklets Posted

posted Feb 12, 2018, 4:01 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 12, 2018, 4:04 PM ]

The course selection booklets for the 2018-2019 school year have been posted in the site Information page. You can also click on a link below for the appropriate grade level.

5th-8th Grade Softball Clinics and Tryouts

posted Feb 1, 2018, 10:12 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 1, 2018, 10:12 AM ]

Starting on Monday, March 5, 2018 the softball coaches will be conducting one-hour clinics on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:45-4:45 p.m. at the Lady Bruins Field just west of Madison Middle School. The program will run through March and April, excluding Spring Break, for 12 practices.

The clinics are open to anyone in grades 5-8 and will cost $1/week, whether a player shows up for one or both days that week.

The funds will go to restocking and updating the concession stand. 

Tryouts will be held on Tuesday, April 24 and Wednesday, April 25 from 3:45-5:45 p.m. They will post who made it on the website.

If the weather seems problematic, call Madison or Central middle school to check if a clinic or tryout will be taking place.

from Coach Hampton, Coach Showler, and Coach Nease

Questions? Please email Craig Hampton, Head Softball Coach, at HamptonCA@bps-ok.org
Softball

Central PSG's Traci Estes honored

posted Jan 25, 2018, 10:22 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jan 25, 2018, 5:23 PM ]


On January 12, Rep. Earl Sears, who was the Principal of Central Middle School for many years, returned to the school to make a presentation at a morning assembly. Rep. Sears was there to present his Making a Difference award to Traci Estes, who has served on the school's Parent Support Group (PSG) for seven years.

Ms. Estes led a committee that put together annual Christmas Bags for underprivileged students. In addition to funds from the PSG, she did her own fundraising and purchased sale items throughout each year. She led the group in packing, organizing, and delivering the gifts for the students.

Keri Gardner, who succeeded Earl Sears as Central Middle School's Principal, said, "For a year that she didn't even have a student at Central, Traci continued to create the gifts that were generally worth about $250 each. This year she was able to put together 51 bags on her budget. We have been able to bless about 350 students over the course of her tenure."

Ms. Estes' youngest child will be graduating from Central this year, so she will officially move on. Ms. Gardner added, "Her service to our students and school has been extraordinary and we wanted to publicly thank her for making such an impactful difference."

Earl Sears created the Making A Difference Award to recognize outstanding efforts and dedicated service. This award states that Traci Estes and the entire Central Parent Support Group demonstrate leadership, dedication, and significant personal achievements for the benefit of our community. 

Rep. Sears also recognized Jessica Butler, President of Central's PSG. The group is instrumental in providing funds for the school's clubs, classroom supplies and books, spirit wear for students and staff, organizing staff luncheons, stocking and running the Cub Café, stocking the student Clothes Closet, assisting with fundraisers such as collecting Box Tops and the Central Classic 5K race, plus planning the Bruin Bash, holiday parties, Central Madness, and other social events. 

The district appreciates all these dedicated parents do for their children's school!


Traci Estes with Earl Sears

Video courtesy of Michael Wray

Central Middle School 2017-18 First Semester Honor Rolls

posted Jan 23, 2018, 10:45 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jan 26, 2018, 2:32 PM ]

Honor Roll
Central Middle School Principal Keri Gardner and her staff have released the honor roll for the first semester grading period of the 2017-2018 school year. The honor roll is based on a 4.0 grade point system. The high honor roll is composed of students who score a perfect 4.0. The regular honor roll is composed of students who score from 3.5 to 3.99 with no grade below a "C".

Some names withheld due to FERPA restrictions.

8th Grade High Honor Roll

Butler, Ella Annette
Cabler, Kessi Nicole
Cary, Alex Landon
Chaffin, Madison Elizabeth
Clear, Ember Raven
Collins, Sydney Suzane
Counterman, McKenna Grace
Covarrubias, Maria Fernanda
Craig, Campbell Virginia
Cutts, Charlie Wood
Davis, Briley Karsten
Dumonceaux, Jordan Elizabeth
Gammon, Hillary Rose
Gerth, Braden Lynn
Gilkey, Shaileigh Lynay
Gruber, Jennifer Ann
Guernsey, Samantha Marie
Gunnell, Tanner Glen
Henry, Justice Jolee
Holley, Jeffrey Clayton
Hunsaker, Kinley Drew
Jennings, Ethan Bryce
Kelly, Annabelle Olivia
King, Morgan Hale
Lee, Paige Marie
LeGrand, Jordan Tyron
Lindsly, Luke W
Lumpkin, Grace Elizabeth
Lydon, Brendon Charles Eric
McGill, Duke Jenkins
Melendez-Saucedo, Maira Jacqueline
Otten, Mia Elizabeth
Sanders, Kaitlyn Isabella
Sanders, Morgan Riley
Sanderson, Emma Janell
Schroeder, Sara JeanAnn
Shoesmith, Katie Leigh
Turner, Quincey Ann
Vinodkumar, Tarun
Waller, Becca Elizabeth
Walsh, Elizabeth
Weigant, James Michael
Wisner, Liam Hiroyasu
Woods, Brandi Paige

8th Grade Regular Honor Roll

Alexander, Adriana LaNea
Archambo, Mia Grace
Bowman, Ashlynn Dawn
Cagle, Phoebe Nicole
Cary, Erin Michelle
Clark, Harrison Whitmore
Cox, Mackenzie Paige
Doxey, Haylee Alisabeth
Ennis, Zachary Matthew
Ferguson, Mia Clara
Foreman, Kannon Marshall
Gillman, Sora Gabrielle
Grindle, Adysen Jean
Gronigan, Kate Rylee
Gunter, Evan James
Hackmann, Rebecca Therese
Hatfield, Emma Nichole
Hindman, Bryan Jarrett
Hood, Julien Erich
Hood, Nate Daniel
Jasso, Lizbeth Magali
Jones, Ilyana Marie
Lodrigueza, Adam
Lopez, Jennifer
Manley, Carter Vincent
Martin, Kendall Berry
Moody, Mason Glenn
Morris, Michael Antonio
Ortiz, Julianna Renee
Ortiz, Lia Evana
Patton, Logan Wayne

Peck, Addison Rylee
Pierce, Larissa Carin
Plemons, Mason Jane
Reeves, Isaiah Keith
Rigdon, Braden Jon
Robertson, Hope Elizabeth
Strachan, Tiffany Marie
Stroope, Evelyn Estella
Sublett, Serenity Anne
Thompson, Hayden Wray
Vaclaw, Logan Johnson
Waits, Kaisha Marie
Wendtland, Maggie Viola
White, Kyra Ann


7th Grade High Honor Roll

Almendarez, Lizet
Auschwitz, Jack Eli
Ayyappan, Aadhithia
Beauvais, Tyler James
Blanchard, Oliver Joseph
Bryer, Mia Dawn
Cavaceci, Isabella Michelle
Decker, Jaci Jordyn
Derkez, Scott
Dillsaver, Bennett Dean
Dobson, Jecelle Erin
Featherston, Kelly Jo
Ghonasgi, Om Dhananjay
Gilliard, Vanessa Anne
Hand, Jaxon Daly
Henry, Zebediah Scott
Higgs, Ella Rose
Hopkins, Emily Mae
Johnson, Cooper Merrill
King, Emma Ihli
King, Haley Jo
LaBouve, Emma Christine
Mills, Ashley Grace
Moore, Jarrett James Kang
Moran, Samuel Auther
Morrison, Isabella Lee
Nicholson, Zachery Ray
O'Bannion, Lane Matthew
Osburn, Julia Grace
Parsley, Thomas Bryant
Rainbolt, Emilyn Grace
Thompson, Zoe Helen
Tola, Erika Danielle
Winscott, Lukas Charles
Yang, Joyce Yixin
York, Abigail Grace


7th Grade Regular Honor Roll

Banerjee, Archisha
Barajas, Rebecca Renee
Bostwick, Kade Joshua
Brown, Kaden Douglas
Bryant, Gage Wayne
Bush, Connor Grant
Clabaugh, Rylee Drew
Denman, Abigail Jane
Edwards, Kailee Janel
Gutierrez Kindred, Kimaya Elania
Harden, Christopher Jay
Hitchings, Kilynn Rayejean
Joseph, Karlee LaJoyce
Kimmer, Aiden Matthew
Martinez, Miranda Alexis
Mercado, Ivan
Miller, Jaron David
Miller, Zachary Duncan
Miser-Fees, Caison Bradlee
Murray, Jade Ann
Pattison, David Wilson
Pendergraft, William Wayne
Perryman, Peter Cortez
Post, Jordan Nicole
Pruett, Zachary Dean
Roark, John Michael
Robinson, Samarah McKenzie
Sheffield, Catherine Nicole
Smith, Zachary Steven
Tackett, Parker Blaine
Tate, Shawn Patrick
Taylor, Trenton Lee Ualoheka Ak
Thomas, Hunter Ray
Trzebiatowski, Ilaena Frances
Wahl, Jack Karsten
Weiss, Olivia Mei
Yanez, Gabriella Elaine

6th Grade High Honor Roll

Achour, Mehdi Mohsen
Barnes, Colton Michael
Barta, Campbell Jace
Bolding, William Isaac
Collins, Jordan Dean
Craig, Griffin Joseph
Davis, Jaden Mateo
Doenges, Boden King
Duncan, Lucas Michel Reid
Ennis, Kelsey Elizabeth
Foreman, Grace Ellen
Franks, Brook Kahlen
Gilkey, Simian Phillip
Gogol, Matthew J
Gorman, Arthur Reed
Green, Olivia Letitia Rose
Hallum, Kayley Ann
Hatfield, Katie Elizabeth
Herrera, Brian
Holley, Cadence Elizabeth
Holley, Cooper Leon
Johnson, Kate Ellene
Kitts, James Dale
McPhail, Grace Olivia
Medina, Bryson Ray
Messenger, Caden Lane
Morris, Ethan Alexander
Ontiveros, Olivia Maya
Ortiz Ensaldo, Aldo Yahir
Ortiz, John Alexander
Pregler, Payten Mackenzie
Robertson, Elijah Reed
Roe, Alayna Nicole
Settle, Brooke Anastasia
Shoesmith, Lauren Brooke
Shuman, Brody Ray
Sigler, Eva Sophia
Smith, Alexis Marie
Talbot, Lily Lynn
Tate, Hunter Allen
Thomas, Satine Janae
Walker, Ashleigh Ann
Wasemiller, Morgan Bryn
Winter, Cade Rowan
Wood, Cooper Lyn

6th Grade Regular Honor Roll

Ayres, Kennedy Jordan

Baker, Miranda Lucille
Barnes, Joseph Teagan
Bostwick, Jaxon Layne
Bulleigh, Dahlia Love
Burnett, Cooper Lawrence
Bussey, Marielle Louise
Cary, Ava Michele
Chandler, Alex Bradley
Clabaugh, Demri Dawn
Clark, Grant Thomas
Cluen, Jared Michael Jones
Davidson, Sadie Anne
Downing, Sidra Magena
Dudley, Autumn Iola
Gallegos, Alexander Murillo
Garrett, Brandon Michael
Goddard, Chelsea Dawn
Gould, Megan Riley
Hadsell, Nevaeh Noelle
Hart, Natalie Elizabeth
Hathaway, Evan Matthew
Henton, Lola Autumn Sue
Hill, Jaiden Tanae
Holmes, Adrienne James
Hugi, Franchesqua Juline
Johnson, Lily Grace
King, Ethan Garrett
Kinslow, Emily Grace
Kreps, Wyatt David
Lavers, Keira Corinne
Mantooth, Hagen Carter
Nofsinger, Emberlynn Grace
Prevost, Lewis Elijah
Taylor, Kaylin Kapauana Pomaikai
Vigesaa, Zyler Lane
Vilardo, Julianna Marie
Vilardo, Kathryn Irene
Villanueva, Jose Angel
West, Austin Charles
Williams, Jazavia Jule
Wilson, Luke Spencer


Central Auditorium Renovation Completed

posted Dec 19, 2017, 1:19 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Dec 19, 2017, 1:19 PM ]

The renovations to the historic auditorium at Central, originally constructed in 1926, have been completed. 

The auditorium's previous large-scale renovation was in the mid 1990s, and it was the only area of the site which was NOT renovated by the 2013 bond issue.

The 2016 bond issue funded:
  • Repair of plaster rot on the east wall
  • Replacement of the worn out carpeting
  • Replacement of the old seating on the main level with new seats comparable to those in the Fine Arts Center at the high school
  • Historic balcony seating retained, making use of some intact seating from the main level
  • Low balcony rail addressed with a new higher rail atop reinforced safety glass panels to preserve sight lines
  • Audiovisual system updates
Main level seating
All of the seating on the main level has been replaced
Main level seating

The balcony has a new higher safety rail with reinforced safety glass panels to preserve sight lines
Balcony rail

Former Globetrotter brings anti-drug message to Central

posted Dec 6, 2017, 11:36 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Dec 6, 2017, 11:36 AM ]

A former member of the Harlem Globetrotters, Valentino Willis, aka “Captain Magic,” entertained and spoke about anti-drug and alcohol awareness to students at Central Middle School on Friday.

The entire student body filled the school’s new gym on Friday morning. Mr. Willis showed off a couple of quick tricks with the basketball and ran around the gym high-fiving the students. He then let them know his purpose wasn’t to talk about basketball but to talk about staying away from drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol as well as respecting each other, teachers, principals, and parents.


His well-choreographed presentation was interactive. At times he would bring up a student and teach him/her a trick with the basketball while reiterating his message about respect and substance abuse. He also had some teachers go up to learn some of the tricks, naturally making it funny for the kids.


Initially drafted by the New Jersey Nets, Valentino played in the Eastern Professional Basketball League where he averaged 25 points per game. He conducts basketball clinics and participates in the Special Olympics. He has also appeared in several commercials and movies, including appearing with Michael Jackson and Diana Ross in the “The Wiz” and Ray Bolger in “For Heaven’s Sake”.


Central Middle School students and staff enjoyed his presentation. Valentino is quite the showman and comedian when it comes to entertaining this age group. He also went out of his way to involve the special needs students and took a moment to pose for pictures with the students from the multiple-disabilities class.    

Mr. Ariel Ortega, who is the school’s Assistant Principal, said, “We had students walk in the door Monday morning still repeating some of the things that Mr. Willis said on Friday about respecting principals. When they saw Principal Gardner and me at the door, they waved their hands up in the air and said, ‘respect principals’.”
Valentino Willis at Central
Valentino Willis interacted with Central Middle School students via basketball to deliver his anti drug message

4th Annual Central Classic 5K & Fun Run

posted Dec 4, 2017, 11:35 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Dec 4, 2017, 12:32 PM ]

Celebrate a "Classic" - Central Middle School!

The “Central Classic 5K Race” returns to Bartlesville at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2018.

The event will support continued improvements to the historic building. Previous participants have helped the school completely upgrade the audio/visual equipment in its distinguished auditorium and assisted with the purchase of carpet squares that protect its new gymnasium and make it useful for many events.

This is a chip-timed event on a certified course. We hope that you will consider joining Central Middle School for this event in support of Central’s youth and the entire community of Bartlesville.

A printable flyer with registration form is attached to the bottom of this post. Questions? Please contact Alisha Winward or Allison Ebert at (918) 336-9302 or via CentralClassic5K@gmail.com
Central 5K

Central
Click here or on the photo above for historical information on Central Middle School

Four Central students awarded for their scary stories

posted Nov 16, 2017, 1:39 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Nov 16, 2017, 1:39 PM ]

Four Central Middle School eighth-graders have won prizes for their scary stories. In mid-November 2017 English teachers Denise Jarmola and Patty Waldorf organized a Scary Story Contest, with students encouraged to submit their best scary story to be judged by award-winning local author Jennifer McMurrain.

The four winners were Scream by Emma Sanderson, The Substitute by Emily Gould, Never Ending Descent by Julian Hood and The Mysterious Miss P. by Mia Ferguson.

Pizza and prizes were featured at an awards luncheon and presentation supplied by the Central Middle School Parent Support Group.

Scary Story Winners
Pictured above: teacher Patty Waldorf, Mia Ferguson, Emily Gould, author Jennifer McMurrain, Julian Hood, Emma Sanders, and teacher Denise Jarmola

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