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  • Ms. Landers named a District Teacher of the Month Jennifer Landers, a kindergarten teacher at Hoover, was named a Bartlesville Public School District’s Teacher of the Month by Arvest Bank and Oakley Chevrolet Buick. Ms. Landers was presented ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2017, 11:45 AM by Granger Meador
  • Save the Date!
    Posted Nov 29, 2017, 6:55 AM by Karen Gerth
  • Foundation raising funds to bring more STEM modules to Hoover How to DonateContact Blair Ellis, the Executive Director of the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation: EllisB@bps-ok.org (918) 336-8600 ext. 3523 You can also donate online. The ...
    Posted Oct 2, 2017, 3:14 PM by Granger Meador
  • Health department flu vaccine clinics begin 10/2/2017 From the City Beat newsletter:The Washington County Health Department's seasonal influenza vaccination clinics will begin Oct. 2, 2017. The department recommends flu vaccination each year for everyone 6 ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2017, 10:47 AM by Granger Meador
  • 10/4/2017 is Walk to School Day From the City Beat newsletter:Bartlesville Public School District students at most BPSD sites are encouraged to walk or bike to school on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. The annual Walk ...
    Posted Sep 22, 2017, 3:30 PM by Granger Meador
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Ms. Landers named a District Teacher of the Month

posted Dec 4, 2017, 11:45 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Dec 4, 2017, 11:45 AM ]

Jennifer Landers, a kindergarten teacher at Hoover, was named a Bartlesville Public School District’s Teacher of the Month by Arvest Bank and Oakley Chevrolet Buick. 

Ms. Landers was presented a plaque and a $300 check by Annah Fischer, Arvest Bank Marketing Manager, and David Oakley Jr., owner of Oakley Chevrolet Buick. Although the award was presented in November, Wikel is officially the district’s September Teacher of the Month, with another kindergarten teacher, Deborah Wikel of Wilson Elementary, having been the honoree for August.

Ms. Landers has 12 years of classroom teaching experience. She taught prekindergarten for ten years and is in her second year of teaching kindergarten.

The person who influenced Ms. Landers’ decision to pursue the path of teaching was her first grade teacher, Ms. Eidson. “I still remember her coffee aroma that she carried with her every day. She made teaching look so fun and easy. She also gave me the confidence I often lacked.” 

Ms. Landers feels her students must feel loved, safe, and respected in order to achieve his or her highest potential. Her goal is for her students to never feel afraid to make mistakes but to learn from them. She also strives to accommodate different levels of learning with hands-on teaching and frequent monitoring and assessing. 

“I feel that becoming a family in the classroom allows us to work on character and problem solving,” said Landers. “My students are not only in my classroom to learn academics but to also learn skills that will mold them to be exceptional and independent people.” 

Ms. Landers shows her love for children and the community through her church as well. She is an active member of Christ Community Church and has volunteered in the kids’ church, in the nursery, and occasionally serves dinners to the homeless families that visit her church.

“I am very honored and proud to be a teacher in Bartlesville, and I care deeply about our kids in the community,” said Landers. “I am proud to have served all 11 years of my teaching career in Bartlesville at Hoover Elementary. I treasure my connections that I have made with students, families, Hoover staff, and the district staff.”

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


Jennifer Landers
David Oakley Jr., owner of Oakley Chevrolet-Buick (left); Annah Fischer, Arvest Bank Marketing Manager (right); congratulate Jennifer Landers, kindergarten teacher at Hoover Elementary, for being selected a Bartlesville Teacher of the Month. In recognition of this honor, Mr. Oakley and Ms. Fischer visited Wilson Elementary to present Ms. Landers with a plaque and a $300 check.

Save the Date!

posted Nov 29, 2017, 6:49 AM by Karen Gerth   [ updated Nov 29, 2017, 6:55 AM ]


Foundation raising funds to bring more STEM modules to Hoover

posted Oct 2, 2017, 2:46 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Oct 2, 2017, 3:14 PM ]

How to Donate

Contact Blair Ellis, the Executive Director of the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation:

(918) 336-8600 ext. 3523
You can also donate online.
The Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation is again spearheading the effort to raise funds to expand the use of elementary STEM modules in the district’s elementary schools. The group has set of fundraising goal of $100,000 to help provide biomedical or engineering modules across all kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms, along with an additional cart of iPads at each elementary school. The group announced the effort at the September meeting of the Bartlesville Board of Education.

Last year the Foundation sponsored a successful Challenge Grant for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) that provided over $85,000 to pilot the use of Project Lead the Way’s Launch STEM modules in all kindergarten through fifth grade classes across the district, thanks to the generous donations of community members and partners. ConocoPhillips provided an additional $35,000 for the effort. Those funds provided a mobile cart of 30 iPads and grade-specific Computer Science modules for each of the district’s six elementary schools. The district brought in Project Lead the Way trainers to conduct several days of summer training on the modules with lead teachers from each school Those teachers in turn provided training for all participating classroom teachers in August, with follow-up training next January.

Woodrow Wilson Elementary Principal Tammie Krause remarked, “Our fifth graders LOVE the new Launch program.  The teachers have said that kids are very excited about learning and love the use of technology to do so. The classes all cheer when the teachers say it’s Launch time!” The fifth graders are learning about modeling and simulating infections, while lower grades are learning about animals and algorithms, animated storytelling, grids and games, programming patterns, and computer system inputs and outputs. The district now offers a continuous Computer Science pathway from kindergarten through high school, thanks to the elementary Launch modules and middle and high school computer science courses.

The Foundation’s new fundraising effort seeks to provide a nearly continuous Biomedical pathway across the schools, adding new Launch modules on the human body, animal adaptations, variation of traits, the human brain, and infection detection. After the elementary programs, students could go on to existing courses like Medical Detectives in middle school, and then could pursue life science courses at the high school as well as Medicine and Biosciences or Pre-Nursing programs at Tri County Tech.

Superintendent Chuck McCauley expressed his gratitude for the Foundation’s efforts, saying, “We must rely on community support and fund-raising to expand our STEM offerings in our elementary schools. The Launch modules reach students at a critical age to engage their interest and support their later pursuit of STEM courses in middle school and high school. The long-term pathways we are building will prepare Bartlesville students for in-demand, high wage, high skills jobs and careers.”

Community members are urged to contact Blair Ellis, the Executive Director of the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation, for more information on how they can support the program. Her email is EllisB@bps-ok.org and her phone is (918) 336-8600 ext. 3523. Supporters can also directly donate at the Foundation’s website, bpsfoundation.org, by clicking on Donate and then the “Elementary STEM initiative” link.
Fifth grade STEM module
Fifth graders in Barbara Larkin’s class at Woodrow Wilson Elementary work with an infectious disease simulation to see how changing parameters affect the spread of an infection.

BPSF Announcement
Justin Krebbs, Blair Ellis, and Sara Freemen of the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation announced the latest STEM fundraising goal at the September member meeting of the Bartlesville Board of Education

Grant goal
The Foundation seeks to raise $100,000 from community donors and partners to fund a second wave of STEM modules and iPad carts for the district's kindergarten through fifth grade classes.

iPad cart
A cart of iPads for the STEM modules was provided to each elementary school by last year's Foundation Challenge Grant and a donation from ConocoPhillips

Health department flu vaccine clinics begin 10/2/2017

posted Sep 21, 2017, 10:43 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Sep 21, 2017, 10:47 AM ]


The Washington County Health Department's seasonal influenza vaccination clinics will begin Oct. 2, 2017. The department recommends flu vaccination each year for everyone 6 months of age and older.

Vaccinations will be scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays — by appointment only — at the health department offices at 5121 S.E. Jacquelyn Lane in Bartlesville. Their phone number is 918-335-3005.

Flu season usually starts in September or October and runs through April or May. 

“It takes about two weeks after vaccination to become fully protected so it is important for everyone in your family to be vaccinated as soon as possible,” said Larry Bergner, administrative director for the Washington County Health Department. “Protection from the flu vaccine lasts about six months, so people vaccinated in October should be protected through April of next year.”

The county health department will provide flu vaccine using the following fee schedule:
  • All individuals with health insurance should bring their card. Their insurance company will be billed for the vaccine and an administration fee.
  • Individuals who have no health insurance, whose health insurance does not cover flu vaccine, who are eligible for SoonerCare, or children 18 years of age and younger who are Native American or Alaskan natives may receive their vaccine at no charge.
  • All others will be charged a fee of $25 to cover the cost of the flu vaccine and the cost of administering the vaccine.
SoonerCare, Medicare, all private health insurance, cash, checks, or credit cards as payment for flu vaccine will be accepted.

For more information, call 918-335-3005.

Fight the flu

Flu Vaccines for BPSD Staff

School district staff members should get their shots too! The district is partnering with Jane Phillips MedCare Pharmacy to provide flu shots to all district employees.

FOR BPSD EMPLOYEES ONLY:

10/4/2017 is Walk to School Day

posted Sep 21, 2017, 9:53 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Sep 22, 2017, 3:30 PM ]


Walk to School
Bartlesville Public School District students at most BPSD sites are encouraged to walk or bike to school on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. The annual Walk to School Day involves all six elementary schools and both Central and Madison middle schools. 

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.

During a meeting Monday, the Bartlesville City Council issued a proclamation observing Walk to School Day.
 
"More than 2,500 local students participate in Walk to School Day every year," said City Grants Administrator Nancy Warring. "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 Proclamation
Bartlesville Mayor Dale Copeland presents the Walk to School Day proclamation to city grants administrator Nancy Warring, district safety coordinator Kerry Ickleberry, Woodrow Wilson Elementary School counselor Karen Salge, and Wayside Elementary School principal Ken Copeland.

Bruin Mile for 4th & 5th Graders on 10/5/2017

posted Sep 21, 2017, 9:00 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Sep 21, 2017, 9:00 AM ]

2017 Bruin Mile

for 4th and 5th Graders 

(and those below 4th Grade who can run a mile)

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The three-time defending state champion Bruin Cross Country team will be hosting the run.  It will be held behind the Madison Middle School at 5900 Baylor Drive starting at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2017.

The event is open to 4th and 5th graders who have demonstrated that they are capable of running a mile. Runners younger than 4th grade can also participate but must be able to run a mile.

Participants are asked to wear running shoes and a T-shirt; having the name of their school on the shirt is suggested.

Teachers are asked to safety-pin a label on each shirt giving the name, grade, and school written in ink. A standard 1x4 inch mailing label works fine. Labels will be available at the meet for late entrants only.

SCHEDULE

 3rd and under Girls 4:15 PM 
3rd and under Boys  4:30 PM 
4th/5th Girls  4:45 PM 
 4th/5th Boys 5:00 PM

2017 Cross Country T-shirts and concessions will be available for purchase.  Proceeds will support the Bartlesville Cross Country team.

CONTACT:

Coach David Ayres

ayresdw@bps-ok.org

918.327.3028 (Cell); 918.336.3311 x1194 (School)

Bruin Mile

Hoover Fall Book Fair

posted Sep 8, 2017, 11:09 AM by Karen Gerth   [ updated Sep 8, 2017, 11:10 AM ]

The Fall Book Fair is coming to Hoover the week of September 18-22!  It will be open daily from 8:45 am - 3:15 pm (closing at 12:00 pm on Friday).  We will also have two family nights on Monday, September 18, and on Thursday, September 21, from 4:30 - 7:00 pm.  Looking forward to seeing you!

School Supplies for 2017-2018

posted Jul 5, 2017, 10:11 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jul 5, 2017, 10:35 AM ]

CLICK HERE for the school supply list for Hoover students for the 2017-2018 school year.

School Supplies

Washington County School Supply Drive

Pack the Backpacks
If your family cannot afford school supplies, you can sign up for free supplies by
 filling out a form for the Washington County School Supply Drive and its Pack the Backpacks program, which will distribute supplies on August 7, 2017. Completed forms should be turned in at CONCERN, Mary Martha Outreach, or Agape by the end of the day on July 29. Visit www.packthepackpacks.org.

If you would like to volunteer your time, donate supplies, or otherwise assist with the annual Pack the Backpacks program, please visit their website at www.packthebackpacks.org.

Online education services for students this summer

posted Jun 4, 2017, 10:03 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jun 4, 2017, 10:03 AM ]

Various online education services will remain available for district elementary school students to utilize during the summer break:
  • Reading Eggs & Math Seeds for PreK-2
  • Math Facts in a Flash for 2-5*
  • Study Island for 3-5*
  • Type to Learn for K-5
*Access not guaranteed after June

Software

Free summer food program for kids

posted May 13, 2017, 5:03 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jun 27, 2017, 7:54 AM ]

Summer Food Program
Children ages 1-18 eat FREE in June and July at various district schools

The Bartlesville Public Schools Child Nutrition Department will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program for Children again this year. Free meals will be served to children ages 1 to 18 in the cafeterias of four schools within the Bartlesville Public School District – Richard Kane, Ranch Heights, and Woodrow Wilson Elementary Schools and Bartlesville High School. (Central and Madison middle schools will be in service for a few days in late July and/or August.)

There are no qualifications or registration requirements for children to take part in the program, which will be in its 27th year within the BPSD. The Summer Food Service Program for Children is sponsored by the district and funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. 

The Summer Food Service Program was initially established to ensure low income children could continue to receive nutritious meals when school was not in session during the summer months. All meals served through the program meet federal nutrition guidelines. Last year, the program served 23,480 meals within the district during the months of June and July. Through the program, $71,968.85 in federal funding was brought into the community. 

Last year, the Summer Food Service Program for Children coordinated with various summer programs to provide educational and recreational activities to Bartlesville children with a side benefit of providing part-time work for an estimated 12 to 15 school employees. 

The Summer Food Service Program for Children is an equal opportunity program. In accordance with federal law and United States Department of Agriculture policy, it is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. 

Those who would like to learn more about the Summer Food Service Program for Children within the BPSD can call 918-333-7966.


2017 Summer Food Service Program for Children

Sites/Dates/Serving Schedule

DATESDays of the week SiteBreakfast Times Lunch Times 
June 1 - 
July 28
 (closed 7/3 and 7/4)
M-FBartlesville High School
1700 SE Hillcrest Dr
8:00-9:0011-1
June 5 -
July 28

(closed week of 7/4)
M-F Ranch Heights Elementary School
5101 Woodland Rd 
8:30-9:3011-1
June 5-30M-FWoodrow Wilson Elementary School
245 NE Spruce Ave 
8:30-9:3011-1 
July 10-28M-F Richard Kane Elementary School
801 SE 13th St 
8:30-9:3011-1 
July 24 - August 4M-F Madison Middle School
5900 SE Baylor Dr
 
8:00-8:3012-12:30 
July 31 & August 2
two days onlyCentral Middle School
815 SE Delaware Ave
8:00-8:3012-12:30 

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