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  • Project Fit America ribbon-cutting Just before Fall Break 2018, students and school staff members joined with representatives from sponsors Jane Phillips Medical Center and Truity Credit Union to celebrate the launch of Project Fit ...
    Posted Oct 22, 2018, 11:14 AM by Granger Meador
  • Fall Break programs for 4th-6th Graders at Bartlesville Area History Museum The Bartlesville Area History Museum will present two free programs during Fall Break for students in grades 4-6.  To sign their child up for BAHM fall programs, parents should ...
    Posted Oct 9, 2018, 12:41 PM by Granger Meador
  • Walk to school day on 10/10/2018 Elementary and middle school students in the Bartlesville Public Schools are encouraged to walk or bike to school on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. The annual Walk to School Day is ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2018, 6:19 AM by Granger Meador
  • Ms. England is district's September Teacher of the Month Jennifer England, who teaches fifth grade at Ranch Heights, has been named the Bartlesville Public School District Teacher of the Month for September by Arvest Bank and Oakley Chevrolet Buick ...
    Posted Sep 27, 2018, 8:03 AM by Granger Meador
  • Project Fit America Ribbon-Cutting on 10/17 Jane Phillips Medical Center and Truity Credit Union are joining with Bartlesville Public School administrators, teachers, and students to celebrate the launch of Project Fit America (PFA) in two more ...
    Posted Sep 26, 2018, 10:59 AM by Granger Meador
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Project Fit America ribbon-cutting

posted Oct 22, 2018, 11:12 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Oct 22, 2018, 11:14 AM ]

Just before Fall Break 2018, students and school staff members joined with representatives from sponsors Jane Phillips Medical Center and Truity Credit Union to celebrate the launch of Project Fit America at Ranch Heights.

There was a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by demonstrations by students of the new outdoor fitness equipment. The equipment is specifically designed to address fitness areas in which many children struggle.

Sara Freeman, community advocate at Truity Credit Union, told Emily Droege of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise“Just remember that one of the reasons our credit union likes to do this is because we like to make things better. We like to make our community better. We like to make our schools better, and we like to make sure everyone who lives in Bartlesville gets to be a little bit better.”

Brian Lawrence, director of operations at Jane Phillips Medical Center, thanked the school’s leaders and volunteers who helped install the equipment. Reporter Droege also quoted him: “We feel like a great place to start is with you young people. If we can teach you today the things that help keep us healthy and strong through exercise and different activities, then we know you’ll be able to give back to our community for many years to come, and that’s why this is important for us."

A grant funded by Jane Phillips Medical Center and Truity Credit Union provided the Project Fit America (PFA) program to each school which includes state-of-the-art fitness equipment specifically designed to address the deficit areas where children fail fitness tests. The grant includes installation and a dynamic curriculum with games, activities, and challenges for kids with PFA outdoor & indoor equipment. The program also teaches character development, sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership skills. The academic emphasis is to create “physically educated” children and to empower them to take personal responsibility for their health with enthusiasm. PFA also provides support to the schools for two years along with on-site training with each physical education teacher.

Five of the elementary schools in Bartlesville are now Project Fit America schools.

Photos courtesy of Laci Harris, BPSD Community Relations Coordinator
Superintendent Chuck McCauley cuts the ribbon with students at Ranch Heights. Principal Chanda Myers is standing in the background.

Hula hoops
Bruiser the Bruin and others use new hula hoops provided for Ranch Heights.

Demonstration
Students demonstrate some of the new outdoor equipment.

Fall Break programs for 4th-6th Graders at Bartlesville Area History Museum

posted Oct 9, 2018, 12:41 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Oct 9, 2018, 12:41 PM ]

The Bartlesville Area History Museum will present two free programs during Fall Break for students in grades 4-6. 

To sign their child up for BAHM fall programs, parents should call 918-338-4294.

  • Women’s Freedom of Expression
Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Women have fond many ways to be creative throughout time. In 1918 they were given the right to express themselves through voting. We will discover how that happened. Throughout time women have expressed themselves through the art of quilting. We will learn about the secret language of quilts. The Museum has a beautiful display of Christmas quilts to explore. Children will get to make their own quilt blocks.

  • Be a Sports Writer
Friday, October 19, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Our area has had many inspiring and exciting athletes and teams. Learn more about them. Mike Tupa of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise has interesting stories for us. Learn more about the newspaper and writing your own sports article. See some artifacts from the museum on sports.


The Bartlesville Area History Museum, located on the fifth floor of City Hall at 401 S. Johnstone, is a family friendly facility where admission is free and donations are always welcome. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, contact:
Betty Keim
Education Coordinator
Bartlesville Area History Museum 
401 S. Johnstone-5th Floor 
Bartlesville, OK 74003 

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.

BAHM Flyers

Walk to school day on 10/10/2018

posted Oct 3, 2018, 6:19 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Oct 3, 2018, 6:19 AM ]

Walk to School Day
Elementary and middle school students in the Bartlesville Public Schools are encouraged to walk or bike to school on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. The annual Walk to School Day is part of the City of Bartlesville's Safe Routes to School program.

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.
 
In 2017, City Grants Administrator Nancy Warring commented about the thousands of local students who participate annually. She said, "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 Flyer

Ms. England is district's September Teacher of the Month

posted Sep 27, 2018, 8:03 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Sep 27, 2018, 8:03 AM ]

Jennifer England, who teaches fifth grade at Ranch Heights, has been named the Bartlesville Public School District Teacher of the Month for September by Arvest Bank and Oakley Chevrolet Buick.

In recognition of this honor, Ms. England 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. England has 11 years of teaching experience. She has been teaching fifth grade for four years.

Coming from a family of teachers, Ms. England knew the ups and downs of teaching, but she always viewed teaching as one of the most highly esteemed careers. “Being a Bruin throughout my entire schooling years, I was privileged to see many amazing teachers, and I know that helped me become a better teacher,” said England.

Ms. England’s philosophy of teaching is that she believes each student wants to be seen and treated as a person, especially upper elementary students as they are becoming preteens and teenagers. She believes the students need to feel like someone cares about them so they will put more effort towards their education. She regards seeing a student who has perpetually struggled experience success as her biggest contribution.

Ms. England researches different techniques that other teachers use in their classrooms and searches for new approaches to address standards with different hands-on methods. She enjoys going to Great Expectation workshops to learn new ways to involve students in each aspect of their education.

As a native Bartian, Ms. England has grown up being a part of many different organizations. She volunteers in her church’s nursery and helps lead worship at her church. As a Pampered Chef consultant, she attends community events and craft fairs. Ms. England believes it is important that students see her being involved in the community not only as a teacher but also as a citizen and as a mother.

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

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

Project Fit America Ribbon-Cutting on 10/17

posted Sep 26, 2018, 10:11 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Sep 26, 2018, 10:59 AM ]

Jane Phillips Medical Center and Truity Credit Union are joining with Bartlesville Public School administrators, teachers, and students to celebrate the launch of Project Fit America (PFA) in two more district schools. Both Ranch Heights and Woodrow Wilson schools will join Hoover in being outfitted with indoor and outdoor fitness equipment and related curricula. The celebration includes a ribbon cutting ceremonies and students demonstrating exercises on their new outdoor fitness equipment, which is called their “Fit Pit!”  

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
10-11 a.m. - Woodrow Wilson Elementary School at 245 NE Spruce
2-3 p.m. - Ranch Heights Elementary School at 5101 Woodland Rd


Ben Showler, the physical education teacher at Ranch Heights, stated, “This grant is a blessing to our town, community, and school.  The more tools we have to use, the better our chances are to reach students. To instill healthy qualities at the elementary age is an absolute that needs to be a priority in our country.  That is why the promotion of healthy lifestyles is a priority for myself and my school.”

A grant funded by Jane Phillips Medical Center and Truity Credit Union provides the Project Fit America (PFA) program to each school which includes state-of-the-art fitness equipment specifically designed to address the deficit areas where children fail fitness tests. The grant includes installation and a dynamic curriculum with games, activities, and challenges for kids with PFA outdoor & indoor equipment. The program also teaches character development, sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership skills.  The academic emphasis is to create “physically educated” children and to empower them to take personal responsibility for their health with enthusiasm. PFA also provides support to the schools for two years along with on-site training with each physical education teacher.

“Research shows that not only is physical education important for a child’s physical development, it actually helps kids read and learn math. Physically active kids are better learners. Quality fitness in education has a direct impact not only a child’s health but their academic success,” said Stacey Cook, Executive Director of PFA.  “We are extremely proud of our partnership with Jane Phillips Medical Center and Truity Credit Union for their commitment to bring this program to the community and for their dedication to improving the health and wellness of children.”


Event flyer
Project Fit America info

Mascot coloring contest results

posted Sep 19, 2018, 1:46 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Sep 19, 2018, 1:47 PM ]

Cheerleaders and contest entries
The cheerleaders received a lot of great entries in the Coloring Contest for their new mascot. The cheerleaders posed in front of entries posted in the High School Commons before the game on 9/14/2018.

COLORING CONTEST RESULTS
The winning entries are shown at the bottom of this post.


Pre-Kindergarten Winner: Gunner Liston, Jane Phillips

   Honorable Mention: Carly Odom, Wayside

 

Kindergarten Winner: Ryland Williams, Wayside

   Honorable Mention: Emerson Lindblom, Wayside

 

1st Grade Winner : Layla Kelton, Ranch Heights

   Honorable Mention: Olivia Barnes, Wilson

 

2nd Grade Winner: Emily Chambers, Wilson

   Honorable Mention: Payson Winward, Wayside

 

3rd Grade Winner : Tieg Christensen, Wayside

   Honorable Mention: Kasini Kalaiselvan, Hoover & Claire Brown, Wayside

 

4th Grade Winner: Avery Walker, Wayside

   Honorable Mention: Jaxon Hyde, Wayside & Hailey Hiatt, Wayside

 

5th Grade Winner: Aubri Tracy, Wayside

   Honorable Mention: Avery Tingler, Wayside & Averi Anderson, Wayside

Bruiser the Bruin and friend

New mascot coloring contest

posted Sep 10, 2018, 1:00 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Sep 10, 2018, 1:00 PM ]


2018 Mascot
The Bartlesville Varsity Cheer squad is excited to announce the purchase and arrival of a new Bruin Mascot.  The athletic department has purchased the new mascot costume to replace the previous version, which had been used for several years and was beginning to show significant wear.


The cheerleaders wish to invite the entire community to participate in activities leading up to the first home varsity football game on September 14th when the Bruins take on Del City at 7 p.m. at Custer Stadium on Lyon Field:

  • Coloring contest for all BPS elementary school students
    • Winners will be chosen for Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grade as well as 3rd through 5th grade. 
    • Click here for a downloadable coloring page. Coloring pages will also be available at all BPS elementary schools. 
    • Entries should be colored and turned in by the end of the school day on Thursday, 9/13 to the school’s office with the student’s name, school, and grade written on the back. 
    • Coloring contest winners will be announced at the September 14th game and have the opportunity to have their photo taken with our new Bruin mascot!
Mascot Coloring Sheet

Students Can Run the Bruin Mile on 10/4

posted Sep 7, 2018, 11:53 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Sep 7, 2018, 11:53 AM ]

The Bartlesville Cross Country Bruin Mile will be on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at Madison Middle School after classes end for the day.  The event is hosted by the three-time Girls State Champion and two-time Boys State Champion Bruin Cross Country team.  Last year we had almost 500 runners. They hope to make the 2018 Bruin Mile the biggest ever. 


Here is the schedule for 10/4 at Madison:

3rd Grade and under Girls: 4:15 PM

3rd Grade and under Boys: 4:30 PM

4th/5th Grade Girls: 4:45 PM

4th/5th Grade Boys: 5:00 PM

Bruin Mile

PTO ICE CREAM SOCIAL ON TUESDAY, AUGUST THE 28TH AT 6 - 7 P.M.

posted Aug 22, 2018, 6:14 AM by Shannon Kraft

PTO Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, August the 28th at 6 - 7 p.m.

posted Aug 22, 2018, 6:10 AM by Shannon Kraft

Please visit the website for more detailed information about the upcoming PTO Ice Cream Social!

https://www.smore.com/19gu0

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