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  • Gingerbread Math Students in Ms. Cook’s algebra class at Madison Middle School were assigned to design a gingerbread house. Entries were judged by staff at Truity Credit Union on overall appearance ...
    Posted Dec 19, 2017, 3:31 PM by Granger Meador
  • Madison renovations approaching completion The renovations at Madison funded by the 2016 bond issue are approaching completion. Some flooring work remains, including refinishing both gyms over Winter Break. Some doors and acoustical panels are ...
    Posted Dec 19, 2017, 1:35 PM by Granger Meador
  • Over 700 middle school students enjoyed Math and Science Night EVENT SLIDESHOWMore than 700 area students took part in the second annual “Hands On, Minds On Bartlesville Math and Science Night” event on Monday evening, Nov. 6 at Madison ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2017, 11:03 AM by Granger Meador
  • Madison Choir Director Rivera named Outstanding Young Music Educator Alex Rivera, the Choral DIrector of Madison Middle School, will receive the Oklahoma Music Educators Association (OkMEA) Outstanding Young Music Educator award in January 2018.The ceremony is a part ...
    Posted Nov 5, 2017, 11:17 AM by Granger Meador
  • Will Madison win the Math & Science Night cup on 11/6? The competition is on! Madison and Central students will be vying for the cup awarded to the school with more students attending the Second Annual “Hands On, Minds On Bartlesville ...
    Posted Oct 31, 2017, 2:42 PM by Granger Meador
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Gingerbread Math

posted Dec 19, 2017, 3:31 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Dec 19, 2017, 3:31 PM ]

Students in Ms. Cook’s algebra class at Madison Middle School were assigned to design a gingerbread house. Entries were judged by staff at Truity Credit Union on overall appearance, originality and creativity, difficulty, precision, and consistency of theme. The theme was the competitor’s own and there was no overall theme for the project. 

Everything above the base of the gingerbread house had to be constructed and composed completely of edible materials. The main structure had to be constructed of at least 50% gingerbread.

The students were judged on materials used, shapes, attributes (doors, windows, chimney, etc.), craftsmanship, and creativity. Ms. Cook encouraged her students to be as creative as they could, think elaborately and outside the box. She said being creative in an important factor in life.

It should come as no surprise that the project also included some mathematics, with students calculating ratios to estimate the gingerbread house building supplies and computing supply rates.

Gingerbread houses

THE WINNERS

Standout Judges Pick - Bethany Le
Bethany Le

Most Creative - Emma Loyd
Emma Loyd

Student Choice: Zoe Sumner
Zoe Sumner

Most Difficult: Irene Johnson
Irene Johnson

5th Hour Class Winner: Maurie Armstrong
Maurie Armstrong

6th Hour Class Winner: Madeline Lewis
Madeline Lewis

Madison renovations approaching completion

posted Dec 19, 2017, 1:34 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Dec 19, 2017, 1:35 PM ]

The renovations at Madison funded by the 2016 bond issue are approaching completion. Some flooring work remains, including refinishing both gyms over Winter Break. Some doors and acoustical panels are also still pending.

The projects at the school included:
  • New locker room and dugouts at the softball field
  • New seating and other updates in the auditorium
  • Old locker room area renovated to provide a new choir room, which allowed the old choir room to be renovated into a dedicated orchestra room, freeing up the stage of the auditorium
  • Part of the locker room area also used for music practice rooms, storage, and renovated physical education locker rooms
  • Band room and conference room renovated
  • Updated lighting and paint in both gyms, with floor refinishes scheduled for Winter Break
  • Main office counter reconfigured for secure entry; art room counters refinished
  • Those rooms still on 1968 HVAC systems received new HVAC split-units
  • New drive around Madison to separate bus and passenger traffic
One lingering issue that will be fixed is subsurface water flow that was damaging asphalt drives. The asphalt will be removed, a French drain constructed, and then new asphalt will be installed. Happily, despite this setback, the total cost of the construction projects from the bond issue remains within the originally budgeted amount.
    Auditorium seating
    The auditorium has new seating comparable to that of the high school Fine Arts Center

    Choir room
    New choir room in part of former locker room area

    Over 700 middle school students enjoyed Math and Science Night

    posted Nov 13, 2017, 11:03 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Nov 13, 2017, 11:03 AM ]


    More than 700 area students took part in the second annual “Hands On, Minds On Bartlesville Math and Science Night” event on Monday evening, Nov. 6 at Madison Middle School. Over 500 of those students came from Bartlesville's Madison and Central Middle Schools.

    The goal of “Hands On, Minds On” was to help area youngsters from grades six through eight learn more about the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields of study as well as career options in the energy industry. This year’s event drew more than twice the number of students than last year's inaugural event. “Hands On, Minds On” was sponsored and facilitated by ConocoPhillips and the Oklahoma Energy Resource Board (OERB), the Oklahoma State University chapter of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the OSU College of Engineering. The event was hosted by Madison Middle School with extensive support from school staff, coordinated by Science Building Coordinator Theresa Miller and Principal Joey Eidson.

    “Hands On, Minds On” was free and open to middle school-aged students from throughout Bartlesville and the surrounding areas. Attending were students from both public and private schools, including Bartlesville’s Madison and Central middle schools, St. John Catholic School, Wesleyan Christian School, and schools in Dewey and Nowata. Home school students were on hand as well. Including the adults and siblings of the middle school students, the event attracted over 1,200 attendees.

    “We were pleased to have the opportunity to assist in hosting this vital and rewarding event,” said ConocoPhillips’ Mark Headley, manager of Real Estate and Facilities Services. “ConocoPhillips has a longstanding commitment to help students excel in math, graduate high school and succeed in college. ‘Hands On, Minds On’ offered some outstanding educational opportunities for our area students.”

    “Hands On, Minds On” featured interactive fun as students explored over 30 activity stations focused on various subjects, such as coding, seismic activity, chemistry and geology. Math- and engineering-themed games were available, with prizes awarded to top performers.

    “We appreciate all of those who sponsored and facilitated such a great event at our school,” said Madison principal Joey Eidson. “The students really enjoyed taking part while learning more about math and science in a fun environment.”

    Complimentary pizza and beverages were provided by Truity Credit Union. More than 160 volunteers from ConocoPhillips, the OERB, the OSU chapter of the AAPG and the OSU College of Engineering were on hand to help run the stations, guide students, and offer insight.

    In all, more than 90 prizes were awarded, among them three Dell laptop computers, two Apple watches, Kindle Fires, a Polaroid camera and gift cards. Additionally, four students received “Day In the Life” prizes, enabling them to travel aboard the ConocoPhillips air shuttle from Bartlesville to the company’s global headquarters in Houston to learn more about career opportunities within the energy industry. Prize drawings were offered for parents and teachers as well. 

    Coding
    Over 160 volunteers manned over 30 hands-on stations

    Over 1200 attendees
    Over 1,200 attendees filled the school gym, enjoying free pizza and beverages before the stations opened

    Madison Choir Director Rivera named Outstanding Young Music Educator

    posted Nov 5, 2017, 11:16 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Nov 5, 2017, 11:17 AM ]

    Alex Rivera, the Choral DIrector of Madison Middle School, will receive the Oklahoma Music Educators Association (OkMEA) Outstanding Young Music Educator award in January 2018.

    The ceremony is a part of the OkMEA Winter Conference and will be held at the DoubleTree in downtown Tulsa in the Manchester Room beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 18, 2018.

    Outstanding Young Music Educators have completed no more than five years of teaching, are members of NAfME/OkMEA, and demonstrate excellence in the teaching of music as evidenced by competition, awards, and peer or administrator statements. Recipients have also grown, both personally and academically, as a music educator. Outstanding Young Music Educators are nominated by their peers, recommended by the OkMEA Awards committee, and confirmed by the OkMEA Executive
    Board.

    Alex Rivera is in his fifth year as the Choral Director at Madison Middle School in Bartlesville. He has served as a building coordinator and performing arts liaison and has mentored student teachers and beginning teachers. In 2017, he received the Masonic Teacher of Today Award. 

    Rivera has been a clinician for middle school and junior high choirs in Muskogee, Poteau, and Durant. He is also the Artistic Director for Bartlesville Youth Chorus, the organist and choral accompanist at Bartlesville First Church, and teaches private voice. Rivera has also taught at the summer Oklahoma Wesleyan University Choir Camp for several years.

    Rivera will serve as the chair for the 2019 Oklahoma Choral Directors Association (OCDA) All-State Treble Chorus and the 2020 OCDA All-State Mixed Chorus. He has served on the OCDA All-State committee for three years. Rivera recently presented a reading session at the Oklahoma Music Educators Association (OkMEA) Fall conference. He is an active member of
    the National Association for Music Education, OkMEA, OCDA, Northeast Choral Directors Association, and Oklahoma Education Association. Rivera earned his Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music Education with special distinction from the University of Oklahoma.

    In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Rivera has sponsored the Harry Potter Club at Madison for five years. He and his wife, Callie, founded “Sing Out,” a vocal workshop for young women, which is in its fourth year. Rivera loves to spend time with his wife, kids, and cats.
    Alex Rivera

    Will Madison win the Math & Science Night cup on 11/6?

    posted Oct 31, 2017, 2:42 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Oct 31, 2017, 2:42 PM ]


    Cup Competition
    The competition is on! Madison and Central students will be vying for the cup awarded to the school with more students attending the Second Annual “Hands On, Minds On Bartlesville Math and Science Night” event on 
    Monday, November 6, 2017 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at Madison Middle School at 5900 Baylor Drive.

    The free event is open to all area middle school students. No sign-ups are necessary. Last year, over 200 students, along with parents and siblings, attended the event. 

    Sponsored and facilitated by ConocoPhillips and the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB), the Oklahoma State University chapter of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the College of Engineering, Architecture & Technology, the event aims to help area youngsters from grades six through eight learn more about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields as well as career options in the energy industry. 

    This event supports ConocoPhillips’ global commitment to help students excel in math, graduate high school and succeed in college. 

    While the inaugural event proved to be very popular, this year’s “Hands On, Minds On” event promises to be bigger and better. The special “Math and Science Night” offers interactive fun as students explore several activity stations focused on various subjects, such as coding, seismic activity, acid tests, stream tables and rock samples. But this year’s event will offer even more activity stations than its predecessor and more space will be available in which interested youngsters can gather and explore. 

    As was the case last year, math- and engineering-themed games will be available, with prizes awarded at the end of the night. Complimentary pizza and beverages will be provided as well. Volunteers from ConocoPhillips, OSU’s AAPG chapter and the Oklahoma Energy Resource Board will be on hand to help run the stations, guide students and offer insight.
    Math and Science Night

    8th Grade Basketball Tryouts on 10/17 and 10/18

    posted Oct 12, 2017, 10:44 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Oct 12, 2017, 10:44 AM ]

    Basketball
    8th Grade Basketball Tryouts:

    When: Tuesday and Wednesday, October 17-18, 2017

    Where: Phillips Gym (older gym at Bartlesville High School off Hillcrest Drive)

    Time: 5:30-6:45 p.m.


    9th Grade Basketball Tryouts:

    When: Tuesday and Wednesday, October 24-25, 2017

    Where: Phillips Gym (older gym at Bartlesville High School off Hillcrest Drive)

    Time: 5:30-6:45 p.m.


    Direct inquiries to:

    Clent Stewart, Varsity Basketball Head Coach

    StewartCB@bps-ok.org 

    Hands On, Minds On - Math and Science Night

    posted Oct 6, 2017, 7:46 AM by Kyle Ppool   [ updated Oct 9, 2017, 7:34 AM by Granger Meador ]


    Save the Date!  For the second year, Madison is thrilled to be hosting Hands On, Minds On - Bartlesville Math & Science Night.  This is a wonderful event that encourages students to excel in Math and Science, and shows them just how much fun it can be!!  This event is FREE and is available to all students in 6th-8th grades.  Join us Monday November 6th for a night of Math, Science, and most importantly, FUN!!!!! 

    Health department flu vaccine clinics begin 10/2/2017

    posted Sep 21, 2017, 10:41 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Sep 21, 2017, 10:46 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, 6:47 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Sep 22, 2017, 3:30 PM ]


    Walking 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 Ickleberry Ms. 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.

    Yearbook Orders and Ads

    posted Aug 22, 2017, 2:33 PM by Kyle Ppool   [ updated Aug 29, 2017, 9:15 AM ]


    Yearbook pricing goes up as the year goes on.  Beat the rush and save some cash by ordering a yearbook today.  Pricing times are as follows:
    Now through October 31, 2017 - $35

    November 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 - $40

    January 1, 2018 through March 31, 2018 - $45

    For a personalized yearbook, you must order by January 31, 2018.



    They are now available to order, follow the link below.

    Buy a Yearbook


    Want to give your child a special gift?  Or how about show your support for Madison?  Ad space is available to purchase as well, click below for details.

    Buy a Yearbook Ad

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