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  • Exploring Career Club Open House on 2/22 Disclaimer for Third-Party Non-Profit ActivitiesBartlesville Public Schools is not sponsoring, endorsing, or recommending this event. Student participation is voluntary and subject to parental approval. The Exploring program ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2019, 10:26 AM by Granger Meador
  • Middle School Track & Field parent meeting on 2/18 Middle School Track & Field Parent MeetingMonday, February 18, 20196:00-7:00 p.m.BHS Bruin Field House Hospitality Room (east of the FAC lobby)See flyer for ...
    Posted Feb 5, 2019, 9:05 AM by Granger Meador
  • 2019-20 Cheer Tryouts
    Posted Jan 31, 2019, 10:40 AM by Granger Meador
  • Madison robotics teams compete at Central tournament In January, Madison sent its two STEM robotics teams to a tournament hosted at Central Middle School. 30 different VEX Robotics teams competed in a mixed high school/middle school ...
    Posted Jan 31, 2019, 9:14 AM by Granger Meador
  • Madison's Shelley is a District Teacher of the Month Lori Shelley, an 8th-grade math teacher at Madison Middle School, has been named the Bartlesville Public School District Teacher of the Month for January by Arvest Bank and Patriot ...
    Posted Jan 29, 2019, 11:41 AM by Granger Meador
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Exploring Career Club Open House on 2/22

posted Feb 15, 2019, 10:18 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 15, 2019, 10:26 AM ]

Disclaimer for Third-Party Non-Profit Activities

Bartlesville Public Schools is not sponsoring, endorsing, or recommending this event. Student participation is voluntary and subject to parental approval.
The Exploring program will have a Career Exploring Club Open House for middle school students and their parents at On The Rock at 309 W. Hensley on Friday, February 22 from 5-6 p.m. in the Computer Lab Building. See the flyer below. Contact Joan Glock for more information.

Open House Flyer



Middle School Track & Field parent meeting on 2/18

posted Feb 5, 2019, 9:05 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 5, 2019, 9:05 AM ]

Middle School Track & Field Parent Meeting

Monday, February 18, 2019

6:00-7:00 p.m.

BHS Bruin Field House Hospitality Room (east of the FAC lobby)

See flyer for information about forms, practices, communication app, etc.

Contact Coach Holmes or Coach Vermeire for more information.


Brown's Shoe Fit Co. in Bartlesville is offering a 20% discount of the total receipt for all Track & Field athletes. Just mention your participation with the track team at checkout to receive the discount.

Track & Field Info

2019-20 Cheer Tryouts

posted Jan 31, 2019, 10:40 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jan 31, 2019, 10:40 AM ]

Cheer Tryouts

Madison robotics teams compete at Central tournament

posted Jan 31, 2019, 9:14 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jan 31, 2019, 9:14 AM ]


In January, Madison sent its two STEM robotics teams to a tournament hosted at Central Middle School. 30 different VEX Robotics teams competed in a mixed high school/middle school event. 

Central had competed in two tournaments in 2017-18, prompting STEM teacher Lolly Williams to approach Central Principal Keri Gardner about hosting an event. Williams said, "Principal Gardner came to our first competition last year, and we were both amazed by the students' participation and level of engineering the students were involved in."

Principal Keri Gardner readily agreed for Central to host a tournament this year, and Williams reported they had a host of volunteers: "Students, parents, teachers, family members, engineers volunteered, over 40 people pitched in and made our dream come true for students in robotics. The excitement in the air was high and all had a great time."

Volunteers included judges from ABB, and the event reflected past and present support for STEM education by ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66.

Madison STEM teachers Shannon McKinney and Rachel Hough were at the event. Commenting on the Madison teams, McKinney said, "They worked after school almost every day to prepare for this exciting event. We had one team in the finals that was asked to be an alliance with a high school team. Way to go, students!"

Central's new 6th-grade team also made it into the finals, picking a high school team as their alliance, proceeding into the quarter-finals before being eliminated. Both Madison and Central will have teams competing at the TSA State competition on April 10-13.
One Madison robotics team
Madison robotics team members Noah Argo, Kira Hatlestad, Lucas Mann, and Nathan Gibson

Another Madison robotics team
Madison robotics team members Zach Milford, Taz Naylor, Owen Farris, and Alex Naylor

Madison's Shelley is a District Teacher of the Month

posted Jan 29, 2019, 11:38 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jan 29, 2019, 11:41 AM ]

Lori Shelley, an 8th-grade math teacher at Madison Middle School, has been named the Bartlesville Public School District Teacher of the Month for January by Arvest Bank and Patriot Chevrolet.

In recognition of this honor, Ms. Shelley was presented with a plaque and a $300 check by Annah Fischer, Arvest Bank Marketing Manager, and Patriot Chevrolet’s Ty Kent, Sales Manager, and Dustin Peck, General Sales Manager.

Ms. Shelley has 20 years of teaching experience. She has been teaching eighth-grade math since 2014 and previously taught 9th and 10th-grade math.

After struggling in high school, Ms. Shelley found her “ah-ha” moment in college that started her love of math. During a summer around the same time period, she helped run a junior golf program which guided her toward her love for teaching. Since then, her love for impacting young lives has grown and brought her to where she is today.

Ms. Shelley understands teaching does not always from a book but from the interaction between the students and their environment. She incorporates currency through her “Bruin Bucks” system which familiarizes the kids with the everyday usage of money in the real world.

As a teacher, Ms. Shelley believes the greatest reward lies within watching students thrive and grow their knowledge based on the environment provided for them. With every year, Ms. Shelley’s students go on to become our future, which motivates her to build a love for math that the students can carry with them through the rest of their lives.

Ms. Shelley is active in her church, an active sponsor of the arts by participating in concessions for the Orchestra and Band Booster Club, and supports community events such as Broadway in Bartlesville.

Bartlesville Public Schools is proud to join Arvest Bank and Patriot Chevrolet in honoring Lori Shelley as the Bartlesville Teacher of the Month for January.
Lori Shelley, Teacher of the Month
Lori Shelley, an 8th-grade math teacher at Madison Middle School, was presented with a plaque and $300 check by Annah Fischer, Arvest Bank Marketing Manager, Dustin Peck, General Sales Manager of Patriot Chevrolet, and Ty Kent, Sales Manager of Patriot Chevrolet

Marta Manning night on 1/29 in the Bruin Fieldhouse

posted Jan 25, 2019, 10:12 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jan 25, 2019, 10:12 AM ]

In memory of Marta Manning, a long time Bruin fan and 20-year school board member, the Bartlesville Public Schools Athletic Department is hosting Marta Manning Night on Tuesday night, January 29, at the Bruin Fieldhouse during the varsity basketball games against Tulsa Union which begin at 6:30 p.m.


The seating area where Marta and her crew regularly sat will be roped off for her children and friends. There will be a photo and memory table behind that row, in front of the North Concession Stand, to give friends of Marta an opportunity to greet her family and share a memory of Marta.


Those who cannot attend and would like to share a memory may email Terry Hughes at HughesTR@bps-ok.org or by mail to Terry Hughes, Bartlesville Athletic Dept., 1700 SE Hillcrest Dr, Bartlesville, OK 74003.

Marta Manning Night

All-Schools Chess Tournament on 2/16

posted Jan 22, 2019, 2:02 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jan 22, 2019, 2:02 PM ]

The 42nd annual all-schools chess tournament has been set for Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Madison Middle School according to Carl Vickburg, who now coordinates the event.

This chess tournament is again being conducted by the Bartlesville Chess Club in cooperation with the Bartlesville Public Schools. Students who may be interested in playing in the tournament may obtain information sheets and entry blanks in the office at each school or using the link below.

There will be separate divisions for beginning (Kindergarten-3rd), upper-grade elementary (4th-5th), middle school (6th-8th), and high school (9th-12th) players, with awards to winning players in each division earning 2.5 points or better and participation ribbons. The 1st and 2nd-place winners in each division will receive a trophy.

It will be a Swiss-system tournament in which each student will play four games, irrespective of the number of games won or lost, with a tie-breaking procedure or additional play-off game to determine winners if needed. Two games are played in the morning, with a lunch break, then the remaining games. See the entry form for further details.

Robbyn Glinsmann, director of elementary mathematics for the Oklahoma State Department of Education, has seen direct benefits of chess in the classroom from her work as an instructional coach in Edmond Public Schools. Although the game does not target specific learning objectives, she says frequent gameplay can heighten cognitive skills needed to strengthen performance in multiple subject areas.

“Chess is a high-intensity game that requires patience, dedication and problem-solving. You must think ahead two to three steps and see what is coming next. When a curveball is thrown by the opponent, you have to rethink your strategy on the fly and within split seconds,” Glinsmann said. “This mental toughness activates both sides of the brain and builds stamina within the player. This stamina spills over into the classroom as students are now seen as risk-takers and can concentrate more because of the muscle memory built within them.”

Playing chess is a great equalizer, something anyone can learn to play. It is not restricted to gifted students. In fact, special-needs children have won state championships. Proponents say the game builds character, since players learn more from losing than from winning. Plus civility and sportsmanship are great traditions at chess tournaments.

We encourage students of all ages to pick up an entry blank at their school office or print the form attached to this post.

Chess Tournament


Entry Blank

Chessboard

PlayForBurk Foundation Christmas Donations

posted Dec 21, 2018, 3:11 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Dec 21, 2018, 3:11 PM ]

As part of the PlayForBurk Foundation's annual Festival of the Nativity held at Father Lynch Hall, it receives donations and sponsorships for the purpose of providing Bartlesville children with clothes, toys, and essentials during the holiday season. The Foundation believes no child should go without a Christmas gift and 100% of the funds it raises goes directly to Bartlesville children.  


Last week Clint Hansen, the Foundation's President and Tyler Vaclaw, board member of both the Foundation and the Bartlesville Board of Education, visited Madison and Central middle schools, as well as the Jane Phillips, Woodrow Wilson, and Richard Kane elementary schools, to present a total of over $11,000 to the schools' Parent Support Groups/PTOs. Each site identified children in need and staff members purchased gifts.


Recognizing that these funds can help some, but not all, of the needy children in our community, the PlayForBurk Foundation is committed to raising more funds next year. 


The district appreciates the Foundation's selfless efforts to make Christmas a merrier time for underprivileged children.
Donation
PlayForBurk Foundation President Clint Hansen presented a check for the Madison Parent Support Group to Principal Joseph Eidson

Youth Court training starts January 28 (open to 8th Graders)

posted Dec 21, 2018, 1:57 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Dec 21, 2018, 1:59 PM ]

The Youth Court is a local Exploring Career Post helping students explore law court careers.

Training starts on January 28, 2019. After students are trained to run the court of law for juveniles, they will meet two Mondays per month for three hours each.
WHAT IS YOUTH COURT?
Youth Court is a "peer court" consisting of teenage judges, attorneys, clerks, and bailiffs who hold court for first-time juvenile offenders.

WHO MAKES UP YOUTH COURT?
The Washington County Youth Court is made up of students from Washington County schools in the 8th through 12th grades. Students may begin participation in Youth Court at any time during the year. In the fall participants attend an eight-session training course in the law, courtroom conduct, and trial procedure are taught by local attorneys, members of the District Attorney’s Office, members of the Youth Court Steering Committee, and current Youth Court participants. Students can participate as judges, prosecuting or defense attorneys, clerks, or bailiffs during each Youth Court session.

CONTACT
Mike Miller, Executive Director,
(918) 397-6550 or 336-4867

or

Leslie Locke, Associate Director,
(918) 333-6262

or write:
Washington County Youth Court
P. O. Box 243
Bartlesville, OK 74005

Disclaimer for Third Party Non-Profit Activities

Bartlesville Public Schools is not sponsoring, endorsing, or recommending the activities announced here. Student participation is voluntary and subject to parental approval.
Youth Court

All-city band concert on Friday, 12/14

posted Dec 12, 2018, 6:39 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Dec 12, 2018, 6:39 AM ]

Our talented 7th-12th grade band students will be presenting holiday music at the free Bartlesville Bands All-City Concert on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center Auditorium at Bartlesville High School. 

This is always a short and enjoyable concert for everyone. Admission is free and open to the public. Come early for parking south of 18th Street and east of Hillcrest Drive. We look forward to seeing you!
Concert

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