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  • All-Schools Chess Tournament on 2/16 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 ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2019, 1:51 PM by Granger Meador
  • Richard Kane 2nd Grade class decorated Christmas tree at State Capitol One of the highlights of the 2018 holiday season was the Christmas tree decorated by Emily Voelkers' 2nd Grade class from Kane. Her class was among 25 statewide chosen to ...
    Posted Dec 22, 2018, 6:46 AM by Granger Meador
  • PlayForBurk Foundation Christmas Donations 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 ...
    Posted Dec 21, 2018, 3:03 PM by Granger Meador
  • State Farm donations for Kane kids A big thank you to State Farm for donating socks, shoes, sweats, and underclothes for underprivileged students at Richard Kane Elementary.We deeply appreciate the support of State Farm and ...
    Posted Dec 12, 2018, 11:41 AM by Granger Meador
  • Ms. Voelkers' class to decorate Christmas tree at the Capitol Emily Voelkers' second-grade class at Richard Kane Elementary has been chosen to decorate a Christmas tree as part of Governor Fallin’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the State ...
    Posted Oct 31, 2018, 6:24 AM by Granger Meador
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All-Schools Chess Tournament on 2/16

posted Jan 22, 2019, 1:50 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jan 22, 2019, 1:51 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

Chess Players

Richard Kane 2nd Grade class decorated Christmas tree at State Capitol

posted Dec 22, 2018, 6:43 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Dec 22, 2018, 6:46 AM ]

Emily Voelkers' class

One of the highlights of the 2018 holiday season was the Christmas tree decorated by Emily Voelkers' 2nd Grade class from Kane. Her class was among 25 statewide chosen to participate in the Governor's tree decorating ceremony in early December, with the students exploring the Capitol and participating in holiday activities.

The students met Governor Fallin and State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister and were visited by freshmen Bartlesville representatives Derrel Fincher and Judd Strom.

The students used Harry Potter as the theme for their tree, decking it out with ornaments like Golden Snitches and broomsticks, crowning it with a Sorting Hat

The 20 students were outfitted in matching red Hogwarts Honor Student Kane Elementary shirts purchased from Bartlesville Print Shop, making it easier for Ms. Voelkers, school board member Alison Clark, and others keep track of the youngsters.

Governor & kids
Tree

PlayForBurk Foundation Christmas Donations

posted Dec 21, 2018, 3:00 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Dec 21, 2018, 3:03 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 the Jane Phillips, Woodrow Wilson, and Richard Kane elementary schools, as well as Madison and Central middle 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 and board member Tyler Vaclaw presented a check for the Kane Parent/Teacher Organization to Principal Tammie Krause

State Farm donations for Kane kids

posted Dec 12, 2018, 11:41 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Dec 12, 2018, 11:41 AM ]

A big thank you to State Farm for donating socks, shoes, sweats, and underclothes for underprivileged students at Richard Kane Elementary.

We deeply appreciate the support of State Farm and other community partners!
State Farm Donation
Kane Principal Tammie Krause is flanked by Elizabeth Gallery and Desiree Claybaugh of State Farm, which donated apparel for underprivileged students at Kane. 

Ms. Voelkers' class to decorate Christmas tree at the Capitol

posted Oct 31, 2018, 6:24 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Oct 31, 2018, 6:24 AM ]

Emily Voelkers' second-grade class at Richard Kane Elementary has been chosen to decorate a Christmas tree as part of Governor Fallin’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the State Capitol. 

On Tuesday, December 4 they will joined by Governor Fallin and State Superintendent of Schools Joy Hofmeister in a photo with their decorated tree. 

There will be entertainment, fun activities, and snacks throughout the afternoon leading up to the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony outside the Capitol at 5:30 p.m.
Christmas Tree Ceremony

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

posted Oct 9, 2018, 12:43 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Oct 9, 2018, 12:43 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 Programs

Walk to school day on 10/10/2018

posted Oct 3, 2018, 6:21 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Oct 3, 2018, 6:21 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

Kane Trick or Trot on 10/6/2018

posted Sep 17, 2018, 3:03 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Sep 17, 2018, 3:04 PM ]

Everyone is invited to put on a costume and participate in the 2nd Annual Kane Trick or Trot on Saturday, October 6, 2018. This event features a 5-km race, a fun run, costume contest, food trucks, and inflatables. 

If you register online before race day, the 5k race will cost $25 plus a $3 signup fee, while the Fun Run will cost $15 plus a $3 signup fee. Those prices go up by $5 on race day. The proceeds will benefit Richard Kane Elementary School.

Costumes are encouraged!

Early Packet pick-up on Friday October 5, 2018 at Kane Elementary from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Packet pick-up on race day, 10/6, starts at 2:00 p.m.

5k race starts at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 6

Fun Run starts at 4:35 p.m. on Saturday, October 6

If you register by 9/22/2018 you are guaranteed a shirt. Registering after that means shirts will be provided only if available, and the registration cost increases by $5 if you register on race day.

Organizing Entity:  Kane Parent-Teacher Organization

Kane Trick or Trot Flyer

New mascot coloring contest

posted Sep 10, 2018, 1:01 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Sep 10, 2018, 1:02 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, 11:54 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Sep 7, 2018, 11:54 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

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