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  • Foundation raising funds to bring more STEM modules to Ranch Heights How to DonateContact Blair Ellis, the Executive Director of the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation: EllisB@bps-ok.org (918) 336-8600 ext. 3523 You can also donate online. The ...
    Posted Oct 2, 2017, 3:15 PM by Granger Meador
  • Health department flu vaccine clinics begin 10/2/2017 From the City Beat newsletter: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 ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2017, 10:48 AM by Granger Meador
  • 10/4/2017 is Walk to School Day From the City Beat newsletter: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 ...
    Posted Sep 22, 2017, 3:31 PM by Granger Meador
  • Bruin Mile for 4th & 5th Graders on 10/5/2017 2017 Bruin Milefor 4th and 5th Graders (and those below 4th Grade who can run a mile)Thursday, October 5, 2017The three-time defending state ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2017, 9:03 AM by Granger Meador
  • School Supplies for 2017-2018 CLICK HERE for the school supply list for Ranch Heights students for the 2017-2018 school year. Washington County School Supply Drive If your family cannot afford school supplies, you ...
    Posted Jul 5, 2017, 10:37 AM by Granger Meador
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Monthly Calendar

  • November 2017.pdf   369k - Oct 31, 2017, 11:21 AM by Kristine Kramer (v1)
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Recent Newsletters

  • 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)
  • Wrangler Round-Up May 2016.pdf   1370k - Aug 15, 2016, 1:39 PM by Kristine Kramer (v1)
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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

School Supplies for 2017-2018

posted Jul 5, 2017, 10:29 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jul 5, 2017, 10:37 AM ]

CLICK HERE for the school supply list for Ranch Heights students for the 2017-2018 school year.

School Supplies

Washington County School Supply Drive

Pack the Backpacks
If your family cannot afford school supplies, you can sign up for free supplies by
 filling out a form for the Washington County School Supply Drive and its Pack the Backpacks program, which will distribute supplies on August 7, 2017. Completed forms should be turned in at CONCERN, Mary Martha Outreach, or Agape by the end of the day on July 29. Visit www.packthepackpacks.org.

If you would like to volunteer your time, donate supplies, or otherwise assist with the annual Pack the Backpacks program, please visit their website at www.packthebackpacks.org.

Humpty Dumpty Challenge

posted Jun 4, 2017, 9:57 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jun 4, 2017, 9:58 AM ]

On May 19, engineers from Service & Technology Corporation (STC) visited Ranch Heights Elementary School to talk to the students about engineering and challenged the students to develop a vessel that would protect an egg from being dropped from the roof at the school. The Humpty Dumpty Challenge vessels were judged on most colorful, best design plan, smallest, most creative, and best use of recycled materials.

STC Director of Engineering Doug Boudreaux was joined by chemical engineers Matt Jones and Thomas Gilbert in conducting the program. Thirty-one students entered containers into the event and submitted written design plans. Nineteen students had eggs which survived the fall in their containers.

STC was founded on March 27, 1986, in Bartlesville by K. Vasudevan. It is a consulting engineering firm known for a variety of projects, particularly in the chemical process, oil and gas, and pipeline industries. Thanks to Service & Technology Corporation for sponsoring this event and funding prizes which were awarded to the students.

3rd-5th winners
Ten students in grades 3-5 had their eggs survive the Humpty Dumpty Challenge at Ranch Heights

The Challenge underway
Service & Technology Corporation engineers conduct the Humpty Dumpty Challenge

Thomas Gilbert
Service & Technology Corporation engineer Thomas Gilbert at the Ranch Heights Elementary Humpty Dumpty Challenge

Online education services for students this summer

posted May 22, 2017, 11:37 AM by Kristine Kramer   [ updated Jun 4, 2017, 10:05 AM by Granger Meador ]

Various online education services will remain available for district elementary school students to utilize during the summer break:
  • Reading Eggs & Math Seeds for PreK-2
  • Math Facts in a Flash for 2-5*
  • Study Island for 3-5*
  • Type to Learn for K-5
*Access not guaranteed after June

Software

Eight students win prizes at Literacy Fair

posted May 16, 2017, 10:10 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 16, 2017, 10:11 AM ]


Eight students were chosen as winners at the 2017 Ranch Heights Elementary School Literacy Fair: fifth graders Ella Goodwin, Kira Hatlestad, and Helen Nguyen, fourth graders Lexi Cormier, Colton Cunningham, Kevin Eddings, and Isabella Gustafson, and third grader Espyn Chaney.

Third, fourth, and fifth grade students at Bartlesville’s Ranch Heights Elementary School competed in the Literacy Fair. Each student created a storyboard over a fiction or nonfiction book and presented to about 40 judges from the community. Much like a science fair, the storyboards were book reports within nine literature based categories. The guest judges consisted of retired teachers, Education Service Center professionals, and interested professionals from the community.

The eight winners were awarded cash prizes, thanks to a monetary donation from the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 610. In addition, three winners from each category attended a special planetarium on-site presentation presented by the Bartlesville Astronomical Society.
Literacy Fair Winners

Winners at the 2017 Ranch Heights Literacy Fair

Front row L to R: Helen Nguyen, Ella Goodwin, Kira Hatlestad, Espyn Chaney

Back row L to R: Colton Cunningham, Kevin Eddings, Lexi Cormier, Isabella Gustafson

Free Summer Food Program June 5 - July 28 at Ranch Heights

posted May 13, 2017, 5:07 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jun 27, 2017, 7:55 AM ]

Summer Food Program
Children ages 1-18 eat FREE in June and July 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 four schools within the Bartlesville Public School District – Richard Kane, Ranch Heights, and Woodrow Wilson Elementary Schools and Bartlesville High School. (Central and Madison middle schools will be in service for a few days in late July and/or August.)

There are no qualifications or registration requirements for children to take part in the program, which will be in its 27th 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 23,480 meals within the district during the months of June and July. Through the program, $71,968.85 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.

2017 Summer Food Service Program for Children

Sites/Dates/Serving Schedule

DATESDays of the week SiteBreakfast Times Lunch Times 
June 1 - 
July 28
 (closed 7/3 and 7/4)
M-FBartlesville High School
1700 SE Hillcrest Dr
8:00-9:0011-1
June 5 -
July 28

(closed week of 7/4)
M-F Ranch Heights Elementary School
5101 Woodland Rd 
8:30-9:3011-1
June 5-30M-FWoodrow Wilson Elementary School
245 NE Spruce Ave 
8:30-9:3011-1 
July 10-28M-F Richard Kane Elementary School
801 SE 13th St 
8:30-9:3011-1 
July 24 - August 4M-F Madison Middle School
5900 SE Baylor Dr
 
8:00-8:3012-12:30 
July 31 & August 2
two days onlyCentral Middle School
815 SE Delaware Ave
8:00-8:3012-12:30 


Register for Pinwheels & Popcorn 2017

posted Apr 21, 2017, 11:30 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Apr 21, 2017, 11:30 AM ]

Join us at Pinwheels & Popcorn this summer June 5-9 for another great adventure. Enrollment is now open for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade.  

This summer’s theme will be “Islands of Adventure.” We will have activities focusing on the Tropical Regions, Animals of the South Pacific, Native Habitats, Local Cultures, Island Climates, Dissecting Ocean Specimens, Kayaking Adventure, and many other exciting lessons.  The students are scheduled to visit the Jenks Aquarium and Islands of Adventure Park in Owasso on our field trip.  

Please visit www.bps-ok.org/gate and look under summer enrichment opportunities, like us on Facebook, visit our website www.pinwheelsandpopcorn.weebly.com, or contact:

Todd Rhoades
Hoover Elementary School
(918) 333-9337

Pinwheels and Popcorn

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