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  • Health Department urges parents to immunize kindergarteners 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, 7:30 AM by Granger Meador
  • School Supply Lists for 2018-2019 CLICK HERE for the Hoover School Supply Lists for 2018-2019.Pack the BackpacksThe annual Washington County School Supply Drive provides school supplies for those needing assistance for the ...
    Posted Jul 10, 2018, 3:40 AM by Granger Meador
  • Madison Mania 6th Grade Transition Camp July 30-August 3, 2018 The Madison Mania transition camps are educational and fun! The week-long adventure is designed for students transitioning from primary school to middle school. They also are designed for students ...
    Posted May 21, 2018, 12:47 PM by Granger Meador
  • Sign up for Elementary Summer Reading Partners Program All students who are currently enrolled in an elementary school in the Bartlesville Public Schools are invited to participate in the first-ever Elementary Summer Reading Partners Program.This exciting ...
    Posted May 14, 2018, 8:48 AM by Granger Meador
  • Hoover's Lauri Pollock retiring after 38 years of teaching Lauri Pollock, who has taught Physical Education at Hoover Elementary School for 36 years, will be retiring after 38 years in education.There will be a retirement reception for Ms ...
    Posted May 4, 2018, 1:47 PM by Granger Meador
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Health Department urges parents to immunize kindergarteners

posted Jul 5, 2018, 7:13 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jul 5, 2018, 7:30 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 (polio), MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and Varicella (chicken pox), HepB, HepA
  • Seventh grade — Tdap; and CDC recommends the meningitis vaccine and HPV 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, 11:37 AM by District Webmaster   [ updated Jul 10, 2018, 3:40 AM by Granger Meador ]

School Supply Lists
CLICK HERE 
for the Hoover School Supply Lists for 2018-2019.


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

Madison Mania 6th Grade Transition Camp July 30-August 3, 2018

posted May 21, 2018, 12:47 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 21, 2018, 12:47 PM ]

The Madison Mania transition camps are educational and fun! The week-long adventure is designed for students transitioning from primary school to middle school. They also are designed for students new to Bartlesville Public Schools.  Through collaborative activities and games, students will become familiar with their new school, the procedures and classmates.  The camp, a mix of academic and social skills instruction, are led by some of Madison’s finest and your child is sure to have a wonderful time.

Dates, Schedule, & Meals
Madison Mania is scheduled for July 30-August 3. Free breakfast will be served daily at 8:00-8:30 a.m., free lunch will be served from 12:30-1:00 p.m., and the camp activities are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Registration
Registration opened on March 26 and will remain open until July 1 or until the maximum capacity of 150 students is reached. Registration forms must be turned into the main office at Madison Middle School.
Transportation
Transportation will be provided.  Bus pick up will be at centralized locations.  Those locations will be determined by May 31st and will be posted on the Madison website.

Cost
Students must pay a registration fee of $10 to attend. Each student will receive a T-shirt. Breakfast and lunch will be served daily. Cash or check must accompany the registration form; checks should be made out to "Madison Middle School". Please contact the school at 918-333-4444 if you have any questions.

Madison Mania Location
The camp will be at Madison Middle School at 5900 Baylor Dr, Bartlesville, OK 74006, 918-333-4444.
Flyer

Sign up for Elementary Summer Reading Partners Program

posted May 14, 2018, 8:46 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 14, 2018, 8:48 AM ]

All students who are currently enrolled in an elementary school in the Bartlesville Public Schools are invited to participate in the first-ever Elementary Summer Reading Partners Program.

This exciting program is intended to motivate and inspire students to keep reading all summer. Highly qualified teachers will read with and encourage students to continue reading throughout the summer. Teachers will meet with students at specified locations and provide books for students to read at their level.

The sessions will be held at Hoover Elementary, Woodrow Wilson Elementary, Jane Phillips Elementary, Bartlesville Boys and Girls Club, and the Bartlesville Public Library. The times will vary depending on schedules. 

There is NO COST for attending. The program is made possible via funding from Bartlesville Education Promise/Bartlesville Community Foundation.

Please download and fill out the registration form:
Then detach the form and give it your teacher no later than May 30 to ensure enrollmentalthough enrollment will remain available throughout the summer.

For additional information about the Summer Reading Partners Program, please contact Therese Rawlinson, rawlinsontd@bps-ok.org or Kirby Lowry, lowrykm@bps-ok.org.
Summer Reading Partners Program

Hoover's Lauri Pollock retiring after 38 years of teaching

posted May 4, 2018, 1:47 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 4, 2018, 1:47 PM ]

Lauri Pollock
Lauri Pollock, who has taught Physical Education at Hoover Elementary School for 36 years, will be retiring after 38 years in education.

There will be a retirement reception for Ms. Pollock in the Hoover library at 512 SE Madison Blvd on Tuesday, May 22 from 4:15-5:30 p.m.

Ms. Pollock is also Hoover's 2018 Teacher of the Year, and was the school's 2008 Teacher of the Year. She grew up in Bartlesville, participating in high school basketball, softball, and volleyball. She has taught swimming for over forty years. 

Lauri received a basketball scholarship and a four-year volleyball scholarship to Northeastern Oklahoma State University, where she also played softball. She earned her bachelor's degree in Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. She taught P.E. and coached for two years in San Benito, Texas before returning to Bartlesville to teach P.E. and to coach.

A long-term leader of the district's elementary school P.E. program, she was also a regional volleyball coach of the year in 1987-88. More recently, Ms. Pollock worked with Hoover Principal René Burns on a Cherokee Nation grant which included pre and post fitness testing and teaching gardening, with classes growing plants. The grant funded $15,000 towards seven pieces of steel fitness equipment for the playground. That grant led to another $10,000 grant from the Credit Union to install a 200-meter track. A third grant from Project Fit America provided an outdoor fitness center and numerous indoor equipment, games, and activities, including sportsmanship and character building. Ms. Pollock also participated in Jump Rope for Heart, earning roller skates and a rock wall from a walk-a-thon fundraiser. 

Lauri is a member of Bartlesville First Church and serves in many capacities. She has completed Stephen Ministry Training on caregiving for those in need and was part of missions to Puerto Rico and Estonia.

Ms. Pollock has stated, "I want the gymnasium to be a place where all students will feel good about themselves, learn how to work with others, and know it is okay to make mistakes. Their physical well-being works hand-in-hand with their classroom performance and is a lifetime skill they should maintain. It is extremely rewarding to know that I am aiding students with the tools they need to become better students in the classroom."
Lauri Pollock's retirement reception

Pollock, Vysotsky, and others recognized

posted Apr 3, 2018, 2:31 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Apr 3, 2018, 2:31 PM ]

On March 27, various district staff were recognized, including various teachers from Hoover.
Lauri Pollock
Physical Education teacher Lauri Pollock was recognized as Hoover's Teacher of the Year. She was introduced by student Alex Merrifield.
Lauri Pollock



Lauren Vysotsky
4th Grade teacher Lauren Vysotsky was recognized as Hoover'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.

Children's author Polacco coming to Hoover on March 7

posted Feb 26, 2018, 3:43 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 26, 2018, 3:43 PM ]

Patricia Polacco, a well-known author of children's books, will be in Bartlesville from March 6-9, 2018. She will be giving presentations at all six of the district's elementary schools throughout the week, and will be presenting at the Bartlesville Public Library on Friday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m.

Ms. Polacco's visit to Hoover will be on Wednesday March 7. At 2:00 p.m. she will be presenting to all of the students, and at 3:55 p.m. she will have a meet and greet with Hoover teachers.

Ms. Polacco's visit is part of an Experts in Residence grant from the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation. The Foundation has partnered with St. John Catholic School and the Bartlesville Public Library to bring additional presentations to those sites. The BPSF grant was prepared by Principal Shelly White and kindergarten teacher Emily Voelkers of Richard Kane Elementary School.

Ms. Polacco has shared, "I wasn't a very good student in elementary school, and had a hard time with reading and writing. I didn't learn to read until I was almost 14 years old. Reading out loud for me was a nightmare because I would mispronounce words or reconstruct things that weren't even there. That's when one of my teachers discovered I had a learning disability called dyslexia. Once I got help, I read very well!"

Her book Thank You, Mr. Falker is Polacco's retelling of this encounter and its outcome. She is the author of over 60 other books, including Mr. Lincoln's Way and The Lemonade Club.

Ms. Polacco also illustrates her books. She shared, "I came from a family of incredible storytellers, but I didn't start writing children's books until I was 41 years old. Drawing, painting, and sculpture have always been a part of my life, though. My family always encouraged my drawing ability. Kids in school who teased me about my reading would get out of their seats and stand behind my desk as I worked and go, 'Wow, you can really draw.' Later, I earned a degree in Fine Art, and got a Ph.D. in Art History."
Patricia Polacco (photo credit to Donna Claar 07)
Patricia Polacco (photo credit to Donna Claar 07)

Polacco Books
Some of the children's books written and illustrated by Patricia Polacco

District Science Fair Winners

posted Feb 26, 2018, 3:28 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 26, 2018, 3:28 PM ]

The 66th annual Bartlesville District Science Fair was held at the Phillips 66 Research Center in Bartlesville on February 23-24, 2018.

Congratulations to these Hoover students on their winning projects:
  • Adit Paul, "Lemon/Potato Power", Grades 4-6 Physical Sciences
  • Hemanth Reji, "Are all fruit juices acidic?", Bartlesville Garden Center, Inc.
District Science Fair

Hoover Spring Book Fair

posted Feb 14, 2018, 12:10 PM by Karen Gerth   [ updated Feb 14, 2018, 12:11 PM ]


The Spring Book Fair is coming!  Mark your calendars!

5th-8th Grade Softball Clinics and Tryouts

posted Feb 1, 2018, 9:46 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 1, 2018, 9:48 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

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