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  • 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 May 21, 2018, 12:49 PM by Granger Meador
  • Sign up for Elementary Summer Reading Partners Program All students who are currently enrolled in an elementary school in the Bartlesville Public Schools are invited to participate in the first-ever Elementary Summer Reading Partners Program.This exciting ...
    Posted May 14, 2018, 8:50 AM by Granger Meador
  • England, Michel, and others recognized On March 27, various district staff were recognized, including various teachers from Ranch Heights. 5th Grade teacher Jennifer England was recognized as Ranch Heights' Teacher of the Year. She was ...
    Posted Apr 3, 2018, 2:48 PM by Granger Meador
  • Children's author Polacco coming to Ranch Heights on March 9 Patricia Polacco, a well-known author of children's books, will be in Bartlesville from March 6-9, 2018. She will be giving presentations at all six of the district ...
    Posted Mar 1, 2018, 1:42 PM by Granger Meador
  • District Science Fair Winners The 66th annual Bartlesville District Science Fair was held at the Phillips 66 Research Center in Bartlesville on February 23-24, 2018. Congratulations to these Ranch Heights students on their ...
    Posted Feb 26, 2018, 3:31 PM by Granger Meador
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Monthly Calendar

  • May 2018.pdf   403k - Apr 30, 2018, 1:06 PM by Kristine Kramer (v1)
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Recent Newsletters

  • Wrangler Round-Up Q3 Jan 2018.pdf   238k - Jan 3, 2018, 7:07 AM by Kristine Kramer (v1)
  • Wrangler Round-Up Q2 Fall 2017.pdf   293k - Oct 31, 2017, 11:22 AM by Kristine Kramer (v1)
  • Wrangler Round Up Fall 2017.pdf   385k - Aug 16, 2017, 12:17 PM by Kristine Kramer (v1)
  • Wrangler Round Up Spring 2016-2017.docx   81k - Apr 3, 2017, 11:23 AM by Kristine Kramer (v1)
  • Wrangler Round Up Winter 2016-2017.docx   703k - Nov 30, 2016, 7:12 AM by Kristine Kramer (v1)
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Madison Mania 6th Grade Transition Camp July 30-August 3, 2018

posted May 21, 2018, 12:49 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 21, 2018, 12:49 PM ]

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 will be determined by May 31st and will be posted on the Madison website.

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.
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Sign up for Elementary Summer Reading Partners Program

posted May 14, 2018, 8:49 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 14, 2018, 8:50 AM ]

All students who are currently enrolled in an elementary school in the Bartlesville Public Schools are invited to participate in the first-ever Elementary Summer Reading Partners Program.

This exciting program is intended to motivate and inspire students to keep reading all summer. Highly qualified teachers will read with and encourage students to continue reading throughout the summer. Teachers will meet with students at specified locations and provide books for students to read at their level.

The sessions will be held at Hoover Elementary, Woodrow Wilson Elementary, Jane Phillips Elementary, Bartlesville Boys and Girls Club, and the Bartlesville Public Library. The times will vary depending on schedules. 

There is NO COST for attending. The program is made possible via funding from Bartlesville Education Promise/Bartlesville Community Foundation.

Please download and fill out the registration form:
Then detach the form and give it your teacher no later than May 30 to ensure enrollmentalthough enrollment will remain available throughout the summer.

For additional information about the Summer Reading Partners Program, please contact Therese Rawlinson, rawlinsontd@bps-ok.org or Kirby Lowry, lowrykm@bps-ok.org.
Summer Reading Partners Program

England, Michel, and others recognized

posted Apr 3, 2018, 2:47 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Apr 3, 2018, 2:48 PM ]

On March 27, various district staff were recognized, including various teachers from Ranch Heights.
Jennifer England
5th Grade teacher Jennifer England was recognized as Ranch Heights' Teacher of the Year. She was introduced by student Grant Molder.


Hannah Michel
3rd Grade teacher Hannah Michel was recognized as Ranch Heights' 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.

Children's author Polacco coming to Ranch Heights on March 9

posted Feb 26, 2018, 3:49 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Mar 1, 2018, 1:42 PM ]

Patricia Polacco, a well-known author of children's books, will be in Bartlesville from March 6-9, 2018. She will be giving presentations at all six of the district's elementary schools throughout the week, and will be presenting at the Bartlesville Public Library on Friday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m.

Ms. Polacco will also be presenting at Ranch Heights on Friday, March 9. She will have a presentation with 4th and 5th grades at 9:00 a.m. and then one with 2nd and 3rd grades at 10:15 a.m., followed by lunch with the teachers.

Ms. Polacco's visit is part of an Experts in Residence grant from the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation. The Foundation has partnered with St. John Catholic School and the Bartlesville Public Library to bring additional presentations to those sites. The BPSF grant was prepared by Principal Shelly White and kindergarten teacher Emily Voelkers of Richard Kane Elementary School.

Ms. Polacco has shared, "I wasn't a very good student in elementary school, and had a hard time with reading and writing. I didn't learn to read until I was almost 14 years old. Reading out loud for me was a nightmare because I would mispronounce words or reconstruct things that weren't even there. That's when one of my teachers discovered I had a learning disability called dyslexia. Once I got help, I read very well!"

Her book Thank You, Mr. Falker is Polacco's retelling of this encounter and its outcome. She is the author of over 60 other books, including Mr. Lincoln's Way and The Lemonade Club.

Ms. Polacco also illustrates her books. She shared, "I came from a family of incredible storytellers, but I didn't start writing children's books until I was 41 years old. Drawing, painting, and sculpture have always been a part of my life, though. My family always encouraged my drawing ability. Kids in school who teased me about my reading would get out of their seats and stand behind my desk as I worked and go, 'Wow, you can really draw.' Later, I earned a degree in Fine Art, and got a Ph.D. in Art History."
Patricia Polacco
Patricia Polacco (photo credit to Donna Claar 07)

Polacco Books
Some of the children's books written and illustrated by Patricia Polacco

District Science Fair Winners

posted Feb 26, 2018, 3:31 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 26, 2018, 3:31 PM ]

The 66th annual Bartlesville District Science Fair was held at the Phillips 66 Research Center in Bartlesville on February 23-24, 2018. 

Congratulations to these Ranch Heights students on their winning projects:
  • Alex Naylor, "Hydro Harnessing Operations", Grades 4-6 Physical Sciences, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  •  Jackson Boudreaux, "Bean Growth in Vermi Compost", Grades 4-6 Biological Sciences, Bartlesville Garden Center, Inc., Science Fair Committee Special Awards
District Science Fair

5th-8th Grade Softball Clinics and Tryouts

posted Feb 1, 2018, 9:49 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 1, 2018, 9:50 AM ]

Starting on Monday, March 5, 2018 the softball coaches will be conducting one-hour clinics on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:45-4:45 p.m. at the Lady Bruins Field just west of Madison Middle School. The program will run through March and April, excluding Spring Break, for 12 practices.

The clinics are open to anyone in grades 5-8 and will cost $1/week, whether a player shows up for one or both days that week.

The funds will go to restocking and updating the concession stand. 

Tryouts will be held on Tuesday, April 24 and Wednesday, April 25 from 3:45-5:45 p.m. They will post who made it on the website.

If the weather seems problematic, call Madison or Central middle school to check if a clinic or tryout will be taking place.

from Coach Hampton, Coach Showler, and Coach Nease

Questions? Please email Craig Hampton, Head Softball Coach, at HamptonCA@bps-ok.org
Softball

Foundation raising funds to bring more STEM modules to Ranch Heights

posted Oct 2, 2017, 2:50 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Oct 2, 2017, 3:15 PM ]

How to Donate

Contact Blair Ellis, the Executive Director of the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation:

(918) 336-8600 ext. 3523
You can also donate online.
The Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation is again spearheading the effort to raise funds to expand the use of elementary STEM modules in the district’s elementary schools. The group has set of fundraising goal of $100,000 to help provide biomedical or engineering modules across all kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms, along with an additional cart of iPads at each elementary school. The group announced the effort at the September meeting of the Bartlesville Board of Education.

Last year the Foundation sponsored a successful Challenge Grant for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) that provided over $85,000 to pilot the use of Project Lead the Way’s Launch STEM modules in all kindergarten through fifth grade classes across the district, thanks to the generous donations of community members and partners. ConocoPhillips provided an additional $35,000 for the effort. Those funds provided a mobile cart of 30 iPads and grade-specific Computer Science modules for each of the district’s six elementary schools. The district brought in Project Lead the Way trainers to conduct several days of summer training on the modules with lead teachers from each school Those teachers in turn provided training for all participating classroom teachers in August, with follow-up training next January.

Woodrow Wilson Elementary Principal Tammie Krause remarked, “Our fifth graders LOVE the new Launch program.  The teachers have said that kids are very excited about learning and love the use of technology to do so. The classes all cheer when the teachers say it’s Launch time!” The fifth graders are learning about modeling and simulating infections, while lower grades are learning about animals and algorithms, animated storytelling, grids and games, programming patterns, and computer system inputs and outputs. The district now offers a continuous Computer Science pathway from kindergarten through high school, thanks to the elementary Launch modules and middle and high school computer science courses.

The Foundation’s new fundraising effort seeks to provide a nearly continuous Biomedical pathway across the schools, adding new Launch modules on the human body, animal adaptations, variation of traits, the human brain, and infection detection. After the elementary programs, students could go on to existing courses like Medical Detectives in middle school, and then could pursue life science courses at the high school as well as Medicine and Biosciences or Pre-Nursing programs at Tri County Tech.

Superintendent Chuck McCauley expressed his gratitude for the Foundation’s efforts, saying, “We must rely on community support and fund-raising to expand our STEM offerings in our elementary schools. The Launch modules reach students at a critical age to engage their interest and support their later pursuit of STEM courses in middle school and high school. The long-term pathways we are building will prepare Bartlesville students for in-demand, high wage, high skills jobs and careers.”

Community members are urged to contact Blair Ellis, the Executive Director of the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation, for more information on how they can support the program. Her email is EllisB@bps-ok.org and her phone is (918) 336-8600 ext. 3523. Supporters can also directly donate at the Foundation’s website, bpsfoundation.org, by clicking on Donate and then the “Elementary STEM initiative” link.
Fifth grade STEM module
Fifth graders in Barbara Larkin’s class at Woodrow Wilson Elementary work with an infectious disease simulation to see how changing parameters affect the spread of an infection.

BPSF Announcement
Justin Krebbs, Blair Ellis, and Sara Freemen of the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation announced the latest STEM fundraising goal at the September member meeting of the Bartlesville Board of Education

Grant goal
The Foundation seeks to raise $100,000 from community donors and partners to fund a second wave of STEM modules and iPad carts for the district's kindergarten through fifth grade classes.

iPad cart
A cart of iPads for the STEM modules was provided to each elementary school by last year's Foundation Challenge Grant and a donation from ConocoPhillips

Health department flu vaccine clinics begin 10/2/2017

posted Sep 21, 2017, 10:48 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Sep 21, 2017, 10:48 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, 9:58 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Sep 22, 2017, 3:31 PM ]


Walk 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 IckleberryMs. 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.

Bruin Mile for 4th & 5th Graders on 10/5/2017

posted Sep 21, 2017, 9:03 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Sep 21, 2017, 9:03 AM ]

2017 Bruin Mile

for 4th and 5th Graders 

(and those below 4th Grade who can run a mile)

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The three-time defending state champion Bruin Cross Country team will be hosting the run.  It will be held behind the Madison Middle School at 5900 Baylor Drive starting at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2017.

The event is open to 4th and 5th graders who have demonstrated that they are capable of running a mile. Runners younger than 4th grade can also participate but must be able to run a mile.

Participants are asked to wear running shoes and a T-shirt; having the name of their school on the shirt is suggested.

Teachers are asked to safety-pin a label on each shirt giving the name, grade, and school written in ink. A standard 1x4 inch mailing label works fine. Labels will be available at the meet for late entrants only.

SCHEDULE

 3rd and under Girls 4:15 PM 
3rd and under Boys  4:30 PM 
4th/5th Girls  4:45 PM 
 4th/5th Boys 5:00 PM

2017 Cross Country T-shirts and concessions will be available for purchase.  Proceeds will support the Bartlesville Cross Country team.

CONTACT:

Coach David Ayres

ayresdw@bps-ok.org

918.327.3028 (Cell); 918.336.3311 x1194 (School)

Bruin Mile

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