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  • School Supply Lists for 2018-2019 6th Grade Supply Lists7th Grade Supply Lists8th Grade Supply ListsPack the BackpacksThe annual Washington County School Supply Drive provides school supplies for those needing assistance for ...
    Posted Jul 10, 2018, 10:04 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
  • 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 Jul 16, 2018, 2:00 PM by Nathan England
  • High School Fundamentals course for incoming freshmen 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 ...
    Posted May 21, 2018, 12:33 PM by Granger Meador
  • Athletics physicals on 5/15/2018 Athletic Physicals will be given on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the Bruin Field House. Times are assigned by sport:6:30 p.m. Football7:00 p.m. Basketball ...
    Posted May 7, 2018, 8:14 AM by Granger Meador
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School Supply Lists for 2018-2019

posted Jul 10, 2018, 10:03 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jul 10, 2018, 10:04 AM ]

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



Health Department urges parents to immunize 7th graders

posted Jul 5, 2018, 7:08 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

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

posted May 21, 2018, 12:37 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jul 16, 2018, 2:00 PM by Nathan England ]

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 are listed below on the Transition Camp Bus schedule attachment. 

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

High School Fundamentals course for incoming freshmen

posted May 21, 2018, 12:33 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

Athletics physicals on 5/15/2018

posted May 7, 2018, 8:14 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 7, 2018, 8:14 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.
Athletics physicals

Bruin Bash 2018

posted Apr 25, 2018, 10:45 AM by Kyle Ppool

  It’s time for the 2018 BRUIN BASH!

This is an annual event available to all 8th grade students, from both Madison and Central, who will be attending BHS in 2018.  The Bruin Bash is being held on Friday May 11th from 7-9pm, and will take place at the BHS football field.  Students can expect a fun night with a DJ and Music, Laser Tag, Inflatables, Door Prizes, and Food!  Be sure to wear something casual, and no heals are allowed on the field.  Tickets will not be sold at the gate so students must purchase them in advance through the office or during 8th grade lunch.

Donation Request: For each student attending please bring snacks to your school office May 7th-10th. What to bring based on your last name:

A-E - 12 pack of water

F-J - 12 pack of soda pop

K-Q - 2 dozen cookies or brownies

R-Z - multi-pack of individual chips


For more information Contact:

 Central:  April Lumpkin (lumpkin_april@yahoo.com)

 Madison:  Angie Green (msgreen711@yahoo.com)

 To volunteer/chaperone:  Lisa Kelly (lisakelly3g@gmail.com)

Shelley, Bridges, and others recognized

posted Apr 3, 2018, 2:23 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Apr 3, 2018, 2:23 PM ]

On March 27, various district staff were recognized, including various teachers from Madison.
Lori Shelley
8th Grade Math teacher Lori Shelley was recognized as Madison's Teacher of the Year. She was introduced by student Jacob Lurie.
Lori Shelley


Kelsey Bridges
6th Grade Math teacher Kelsey Bridges was recognized as both the District and Madison'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, and Kelsey received $500 for the District award.

Bridges Wins District Rising Star

posted Mar 28, 2018, 7:29 AM by Kyle Ppool   [ updated Apr 3, 2018, 2:16 PM by Granger Meador ]


BPSD's annual Teacher of the Year Celebration was held last night at the high school's fine arts center.  Madison's Kelsey Bridges was named the 2018 District Rising Star of the Year.  Ms. Bridges is in her third year at Madison and sixth overall in education.  She currently teaches sixth grade math and serves as Madison's technology trainer.  For the past three years she has also served as an assistant coach for Bartlesville softball and hosts a monthly 6th grade YouTube lunch bunch.  Ms. Bridges is a graduate of Bartlesville High School, she holds a Bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University and a Master's from Oklahoma Wesleyan University.  She is a new homeowner in Bartlesville so she enjoys spending time working on her house and playing with her dog!  Congratulations Ms. Bridges!!!!!


Possible School Suspension Planning

posted Mar 16, 2018, 7:49 AM by Kyle Ppool


What is Your Plan if Schools Close April 2nd? 

Parents with children in the Bartlesville school system are encouraged to begin planning now for a possible suspension of public schools that could begin on Monday, April 2 and would last for an unknown number of days. In the event of a suspension, the elementary schools, middle schools, and high school will be closed for instruction and no classes will be held. Students will not be able to attend school as they normally do. You are encouraged to start planning ahead in the event the suspension takes place.



The Bartlesville Community-Wide Steering Committee is providing recommendations to help you begin planning now:
Stay home with your child
● Seriously consider this choice if your job allows for vacation days, sick days, etc.
● Consider forming a child care co-op with other parents in your neighborhood.

Arrange for supervision
● If your child is currently a member of a youth organization, church, or club, contact that organization to see if services will be provided.
● For children who are not members of a church, club, or youth group that will offer services during the suspension period, the Bartlesville Community-Wide Steering Committee is gathering information on additional community resources. A resource list will be distributed by schools the week of March 26.

Children staying home alone
● This decision is for you to make, based on your child’s age and maturity. Things to consider from OK DHS:
    -Does your child have the maturity to be left alone, regardless of age?
    -How long will your child be alone?
    -Is the surrounding neighborhood safe?
    -Is there immediate access to an adult?
    -Does your child know what to do in an emergency?
    -Is your child caring for other children?
    -Does your child know how to use household appliances properly?
    -Will other children be visiting your home?
    -Is your child comfortable being left alone?
*For more information and advice, contact Bartlesville DHS at (918) 338-5700.
        

Breakfast and Lunch Services at Most Schools
The school district is finalizing a plan to provide free breakfast and lunch at most, but not all, elementary school sites, and initially during suspension period at middle schools and BHS.  Children can eat at any of the selected sites, regardless of the school they attend.  More details, including a list of participating schools, will be announced soon.



The YMCA Elementary School Age Care Program
This program will be expanded to full-day care, including meals, in the event of a school suspension beginning April 2.
The program will operate up to 10 school days at the following schools: Ranch Heights, Hoover, Richard Kane, Wayside, and Woodrow Wilson. The program is open to the students currently enrolled in the YMCA Elementary School Age
Care Program with additional enrollment to other students as space is available. Space is limited at each school site.

Enrollment & Waiting List: Both current and non-program members need to be enrolled to participate in this program. Enrollment of current program members starts on Monday, March 26, with enrollment of non-members beginning Thursday, March 29. Before the enrollment period, parents of non-program members can have their child’s name placed on a waiting list by signing up the YMCA’s front desk at 101 N Osage Ave or calling (918) 336-0713.

Cost and Payment Deadline: The charge for current program members will be $11 per full day since they have partially paid for care already and $20 for non-program members. For parents unable to pay, DHS guidelines will be used for children that are able to get DHS support. Parents can also apply for YMCA financial aid. Payment is due at time of enrollment and no later than Friday, March 30.






Ms. French is a District Teacher of the Month

posted Mar 16, 2018, 6:02 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Mar 16, 2018, 6:02 AM ]

Debbie French, a math teacher at Madison Middle School, has been named a Bartlesville Public School District Teacher of the Month by Arvest Bank and Oakley Chevrolet Buick.

In recognition of this honor, Ms. French 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. French has 27 years of teaching experience. She has been teaching seventh grade math for five years and previously taught pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade.

While in college, Mrs. French didn’t know what career path she wanted to take. “I love to sing, I love books, art, and science things like constellations and chemistry. I love to make things, cook, and learn about other cultures,” said French. “How could there be a job that would include all that and, did I mention, puppets?”

She said it hit her all at once; teaching would be the most rewarding for her. Her first position was teaching Kindergarten at Ranch Heights. There she was able to sing, talk about famous paintings, make things, take a pretend trip to Africa, burn a hole in the science center carpet with a tripod magnifying glass, and cook every week.

Almost thirty years later, she chose to make the move to middle school and narrow her focus to mathematics. “I had heard many students and adults say how much they hated math and hoped to help change that,” said French.

French regularly attends workshops and reads a range of books to continue her professional growth. She is a Mathcounts coach and says keeping up with the ‘mathletes’ requires her to continue her own learning.

“Every child can learn,” said French when asked about her philosophy of teaching. “It is my job to break a concept into pieces that students can grasp and retain and to present it in as many modalities as possible to ensure success.”

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

Debbie French

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