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  • Girls Golf Parent Meeting on 9/18 The Girls Golf Program will host a parent meeting Wednesday, Sept 18 at 6 p.m. in the Hospitality room off the Bruin Field House at the High School. This ...
    Posted Sep 13, 2019, 12:40 PM by Granger Meador
  • Law Enforcement Exploring Post meets 9/13 Students ages 14-20 who are interested in a career in law enforcement can come to a first-nighter meeting of the local Law Enforcement Exploring Post on Friday, September ...
    Posted Sep 10, 2019, 4:22 PM by Granger Meador
  • Golf Tryouts Golf is a spring sport, but students interested in learning more can come to golf tryouts in the coming weeks. Students currently playing a fall sport who cannot attend tryouts ...
    Posted Aug 21, 2019, 1:50 PM by Laci Harris
  • Fifty-two middle school students attend band camp Over the summer, 52 middle school band students from Madison and Central attended a week-long band camp at the University of Arkansas, joining students from all over this region ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2019, 10:32 AM by Laci Harris
  • Bond issues pass by historic margins Voters overwhelmingly approved bond issues on August 13 that will finally replace the remaining original 1966 HVAC systems at Madison Middle School as well as its original elevator.  The cafeteria ...
    Posted Aug 13, 2019, 8:57 PM by Granger Meador
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Girls Golf Parent Meeting on 9/18

posted Sep 13, 2019, 12:40 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Sep 13, 2019, 12:40 PM ]

The Girls Golf Program will host a parent meeting Wednesday, Sept 18 at 6 p.m. in the Hospitality room off the Bruin Field House at the High School. This meeting is for parents with girls golf athletes in grades 6-12.

Questions? Contact Carl Holmes or Carrie Savage.
Golf

Law Enforcement Exploring Post meets 9/13

posted Sep 10, 2019, 4:21 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Sep 10, 2019, 4:22 PM ]

Students ages 14-20 who are interested in a career in law enforcement can come to a first-nighter meeting of the local Law Enforcement Exploring Post on Friday, September 13 from 6-8 p.m. at the Bartlesville Police Department at 615 S Johnstone Avenue. Students should bring their parent/guardian to the meeting.

RSVP is helpful but not required by texting to Exploring Coordinator Joan Block at 918-213-5952 or by emailing BPD Corporal Graham at jdgraham@cityofbartlesville.org with "EXPLORING POST" in the subject line.

The Law Enforcement Exploring Post gives students ages 14-20 hands-on experience in the careers of police work, networking with police advisors, and volunteer service activities. The Post will meet monthly.

Questions? Contact Joan Glock, Exploring Coordinator

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.
Exploring Post

Golf Tryouts

posted Aug 21, 2019, 1:46 PM by Laci Harris   [ updated Aug 21, 2019, 1:50 PM ]

Golf is a spring sport, but students interested in learning more can come to golf tryouts in the coming weeks. Students currently playing a fall sport who cannot attend tryouts can attend a second tryout in the spring.
  • Athletes must provide their own clubs and transportation to and from Adams Golf Course
Middle School Golf Tryouts
Grades 6-8

Middle School Boys
Tuesday, September 3 through Thursday, September 5, 2019
3:30-6:00 p.m.

Middle School Girls
Wednesday, September 4 and Thursday, September 5, 2019
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Bruin Golf

Fifty-two middle school students attend band camp

posted Aug 15, 2019, 10:31 AM by Laci Harris   [ updated Aug 15, 2019, 10:32 AM ]

Over the summer, 52 middle school band students from Madison and Central attended a week-long band camp at the University of Arkansas, joining students from all over this region of the country. 


“Our kids had a great time learning more about their instruments and had the opportunity to perform in concerts at the end of each of their respective camps,” said Alex Claussen, High School Head Band Director. “We are very proud of them.”

MMS and CMS Band Camp students at the University of Arkansas

Bond issues pass by historic margins

posted Aug 13, 2019, 8:57 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Aug 13, 2019, 8:57 PM ]

Voters overwhelmingly approved bond issues on August 13 that will finally replace the remaining original 1966 HVAC systems at Madison Middle School as well as its original elevator.  The cafeteria serving line will get new heating units, the auditorium curtains will be replaced, and the nearby softball field will get an artificial turf infield. Most importantly, vital technology, curricular, and extracurricular needs of students will be addressed through 2023.

81% of voters approved $16,065,000 for technology, facilities, equipment, and other needs. $1,85,000 in bonds for transportation had to be voted on separately, per state law, and were approved by 83% of the voters. Those margins of passage were the highest for any of the district's bond issues in over 30 years.

Superintendent Chuck McCauley commented, "We deeply appreciate the vote of confidence and the trust invested in our district’s priorities. These bond issues will allow us to advance the excellence established from previous bonds, and our students will benefit from the technology, STEM/Vo-Ag, curricular supplies and services, maintenance and facilities, safety, and transportation provided by these funds through 2023."

The benefits students will receive from the bonds are detailed at the BruinBond.com website.
Bond election results

Transition Camp Bus Schedule

posted Jul 24, 2019, 5:38 AM by Nathan England   [ updated Jul 24, 2019, 5:41 AM ]

Buses will pick up and return to the following locations

MMS - Transition Camp


Save time and money at Chromebook pickup

posted Jul 17, 2019, 4:52 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jul 31, 2019, 3:55 PM ]


Parents can save time and money at the Chromebook pickup part of registration on August 5-7, 2019 by completing paperwork in advance, paying for optional insurance in advance, and being present with their child at registration.

Every student in regular education must check out and use a take-home Chromebook beginning in August, while the self-contained special education and the VisionQuest programs will provide computing devices in their classrooms.

SAVE MONEY & TIME BY PURCHASING OPTIONAL INSURANCE NOW
Parents can opt to purchase annual insurance on a student's Chromebook which provides full coverage against damage or loss on a first incident and half-coverage on a second incident. Otherwise, parents assume the obligation of all repair and replacement costs due to damage or loss.
SAVE TIME BY COMPLETING CHROMEBOOK PAPERWORK NOW
Parents and students must complete two forms. If they can download and fill out the forms in advance, that will speed up registration.

Madison Registration Days

8th Graders: Monday, August 5 from 9-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m.
7th Graders: Tuesday, August 6 from 9-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m.
6th Graders: Wednesday, August 7 from 9-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m.

Evening Chromebook-only checkout for working parents 
on Wednesday, August 7 from 5-6:30 p.m. for all grade levels


Chromebook Checkout

2019-2020 School Supply lists

posted Jul 9, 2019, 1:44 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jul 9, 2019, 1:44 PM ]

Relevant dates:
  • Monday, 8/6: Distribution day for Washington County School Supply Drive for families who applied in July (see later part of this post); backpacks will be distributed at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 8th and Dewey, on Monday, August 5 from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, 8/15: First day of classes in Bartlesville Public Schools
School Supply Lists

Pack the Backpacks

The annual Washington County School Supply Drive provides school supplies for those needing assistance for the 2019-20 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 1-27, 2019 at
  • Agape Mission - 555 S Cass Ave, Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
  • Mary Martha Outreach, 1845 SW 4th St, Wednesdays 9-11 a.m.; Thursdays 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”. Backpacks will be distributed, to those who successfully completed an application in July, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 8th and Dewey, on Aug. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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. They could use your help packing backpacks on:
  • Friday, August 2 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m
  • Saturday, August 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 4, 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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 receives OETT Grant for video equipment and training

posted Jun 6, 2019, 10:48 AM by Laci Harris

Madison Middle School in Bartlesville will receive $40,000 from the Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust (OETT) to purchase new technology equipment. Additionally, the school will receive professional development training valued at over $25,000. "We are so excited to receive the OETT grant! We know that money will enable us to put our vision of audiovisual editing into action next year," said Joey Eidson, Principal. Madison’s grant application stated, “Technology redefines, augments, and improves the experience of all school stakeholders. With the use of technology, classrooms are learner-focused, and teachers act as a coach and facilitator of instruction.” With that vision in mind, Madison decided the next step in providing authentic learning opportunities is to have students participate in their own learning process and create something that shows their mastery of a skill in relation to the Oklahoma Academic Standards. This will allow students to employ the International Society for Technology in Education standards of 1-Empowered Learner, 3-Knowledge Constructor, and 4-Innovative Designer. "I am so thrilled for our students and teachers at Madison. I am thankful for the opportunity to extend the classroom and help foster deeper learning across all curriculum," said Morgan Axsom, Assistant Principal. The grant will allow the school to purchase six cameras with video capabilities to equip each teaching team for use in conjunction with their curriculum. A portable communications lab will include 15 cameras with video capabilities for teachers to utilize in their classrooms to engage in authentic learning through the creation and editing of videos. Additional equipment will be for a communications classroom to provide “hands-on” authentic learning using video technology. The OETT stated, “When the Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust began in 2001, computer labs ‒ with their rows of desktop CPU towers and bulky CRT displays ‒ were all the rage in education. But just like the technologies our grants provide, OETT has evolved into a force for promoting inventive and authentic learning. By the end of their grant year, OETT schools will have succeeded in meshing classroom instruction with real-world educational scenarios while utilizing state-of-the-art technology.”

Free summer 2019 food program for kids

posted May 30, 2019, 4:12 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 30, 2019, 4:13 AM ]

Summer Food Program
Children ages 1-18 eat FREE May 30 through August 7 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 various schools within the Bartlesville Public School District as shown in the table.

There are no qualifications or registration requirements for children to take part in the program, which will be in its 29th 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 18,068 meals within the district during the months of June, July, and early August. Through the program, $59,048.50 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.

2019 Summer Food Service Program for Children

Sites/Dates/Serving Schedule

DATESDays of the week SiteBreakfast Times Lunch Times 

May 30 - July 26

(closed July 4-5)

M-FBartlesville High School
1700 SE Hillcrest Dr
7:30-8:30 a.m.10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

June 3 - July 26

(closed week of July 4)

M-F Ranch Heights Elementary School
5101 Woodland Rd
8 - 9 a.m.11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
June 3 - June 28M-FRichard Kane Elementary School
801 SE 13th St 
8 - 9 a.m.11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
July 8-
July 26
M-F Jane Phillips Elementary School
1500 S Rogers Ave
8 - 9 a.m.11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
July 29-August 2five days onlyMadison Middle School
5900 SE Baylor Dr
 
8 - 9 a.m.11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
August 7one day only Central Middle School
815 SE Delaware Ave
8 - 9 a.m.11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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