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  • Papa John's Night...Oct. 1st!! Mention promo code: SCHOOL1 
    Posted Sep 28, 2020, 12:35 PM by Megan Dean
  • Kane earns Distinguished School status Richard Kane Elementary has earned Distinguished School status from Project Lead the Way (PLTW) for its implementation of the program's STEM modules. This was the first year the school ...
    Posted May 9, 2020, 6:08 AM by Granger Meador
  • Spring Break history mini-camp The Bartlesville Area History Museum will present a free Spring Break mini-camp for students in grades 2-5.To sign their child up, parents should call 918-338-4294 ...
    Posted Mar 2, 2020, 1:25 PM by Granger Meador
  • Virus precautions Everyone is understandably concerned about the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) and its potential impact on schools.  The district is already reviewing its cleaning plans and will be reviewing ...
    Posted Mar 3, 2020, 5:56 AM by Granger Meador
  • US Cellular provides 30 backpacks In late February, Richard Kane Elementary was blessed with 30 backpacks courtesy of US Cellular!
    Posted Feb 28, 2020, 10:12 AM by Granger Meador
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Papa John's Night...Oct. 1st!!

posted Sep 28, 2020, 12:25 PM by Megan Dean   [ updated Sep 28, 2020, 12:35 PM ]

Mention promo code: SCHOOL1 

Kane earns Distinguished School status

posted May 9, 2020, 6:08 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 9, 2020, 6:08 AM ]


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Richard Kane Elementary has earned Distinguished School status from Project Lead the Way (PLTW) for its implementation of the program's STEM modules. This was the first year the school could qualify for the recognition, which required that at least two STEM modules in PLTW Launch be offered at each grade level with 75% or higher participation in the prior year. In 2020-2021, the program will expand to provide four STEM modules in every classroom from kindergarten through fifth grade.

Only 14 elementary schools in the state outside of Bartlesville have received Distinguished School recognition for 2019-20. All six of the district’s elementary schools, both of its middle schools, and its high school each earned Distinguished School status. Consequently, for 2019-20 Bartlesville was one of just 24 districts across the U.S. to receive the honor of being a Distinguished District and the only district with that status in Oklahoma. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides STEM curricula to millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in schools across the U.S.

Bartlesville Public Schools offers PLTW Launch (K-5), PLTW Gateway (6-8), and PLTW Computer Science and Engineering courses at Bartlesville High School, with additional Engineering offerings available for students at Tri-County Tech.


Bartlesville Superintendent Chuck McCauley commented, “We are proud of this recognition for the quality, breadth, and depth of our STEM offerings in Bartlesville. This achievement reflects the hard work of many students and teachers as well as tremendous community support. The Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation joined with community partners, including ConocoPhillips, to fund our elementary PLTW Launch program. Our middle school and high school programs are housed in suites provided by a major grant from Phillips 66 and depend on state and federal funding as well as local bond issues. ConocoPhillips has been a continuing partner for the Technology Student Association in our secondary schools. We are truly blessed.”


This was the third consecutive year that both Central and Madison middle schools were named Distinguished Schools. That recognition requires that Gateway to Technology units be offered at each grade level, that at least 50% of the student body participates, and at least 25% of the students advancing to high school participate in two or more units while in middle school. There are only seven other middle schools in the state which received that recognition for 2019-20.


This is the second consecutive year that Bartlesville High School’s Computer Science program earned Distinguished School status, and the Engineering program at Bartlesville High School and Tri-County Tech also again received that recognition this year. So two of the 11 high school programs in the state receiving Distinguished School recognition are in Bartlesville. They had to provide at least three high school courses in the pathway, have at least 25% of students participate or have 33% of participating students take two or more PLTW courses, and have 95% of PLTW students complete End-of-Course assessments.


Through PLTW programs, students develop in-demand knowledge and skills that they will use both in school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take. As PLTW students progress through grades PreK-12, they are empowered to engage in problem-solving and process thinking, develop technical knowledge and skills, build communication skills, and explore career opportunities. Bartlesville now offers complete computer science and engineering pathways from kindergarten through 12th grade.


“It is a great honor to recognize Bartlesville Public Schools for their commitment to providing students with an excellent educational experience,” said Dr. Vince Bertram, President and CEO of PLTW. “They should be very proud of their work to ensure students have the knowledge and skills to be career-ready and successful on any career path they choose.” 


Bartlesville Public Schools is part of a community of public schools, colleges, universities, and corporate and philanthropic partners across the country united around a passion for providing students with inspiring, engaging, and empowering learning opportunities. For more information about PLTW’s recognition program, visit pltw.org/our-programs/program-recognition. 


For more information on the Bartlesville Public Schools’ PLTW programs, contact Dr. Stephanie Curtis, Executive Director of Personnel & School Support, at (918) 336-8600.

Spring Break history mini-camp

posted Mar 2, 2020, 1:25 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Mar 2, 2020, 1:25 PM ]

The Bartlesville Area History Museum will present a free Spring Break mini-camp for students in grades 2-5.

To sign their child up, parents should call 918-338-4294.

  • Cooweescoowee Kids
Tuesday & Wednesday, March 17-18, 2020 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

The program will focus on the history of settlements within the Cooweescoowee District of the Cherokee Nation. The kids will participate in activities, stories, crafts and games – all pertaining to Cherokee culture. 

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 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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.

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Virus precautions

posted Mar 2, 2020, 9:00 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Mar 3, 2020, 5:56 AM ]

Everyone is understandably concerned about the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) and its potential impact on schools.  The district is already reviewing its cleaning plans and will be reviewing its emergency plans in case community spread of the disease eventually becomes a local issue.

At this time, it is important that we rely on prevention. The following guidelines will benefit everyone in controlling the far more pervasive influenza viruses as well.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. District restrooms are equipped with soap, which is preferred over hand sanitizers.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water, not sanitizer, if hands are visibly dirty.
OTHER PRECAUTIONS
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask:
    • CDC does NOT recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to  others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Avoid sharing food.


Q: What are the symptoms and complications that COVID-19 can cause?
A: Current symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Read about COVID-19 Symptoms.

Q: Should I be tested for COVID-19?
A: If you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or shortness of breath, within 14 days after travel from areas where CDC has identified community spread of coronavirus, you should call ahead to a healthcare professional and mention your recent travel or close contact. 

If you have had close contact with someone showing these symptoms who has recently traveled from such an area, you should call ahead to a healthcare professional and mention your close contact and their recent travel. 

Your healthcare professional will work with the state public health department and CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.

COVID-19 Resources



Precautions

US Cellular provides 30 backpacks

posted Feb 28, 2020, 10:12 AM by Granger Meador

In late February, Richard Kane Elementary was blessed with 30 backpacks courtesy of US Cellular!
Backpacks

Kahler & Jackson honored

posted Feb 27, 2020, 12:28 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 27, 2020, 12:28 PM ]

1st Grade teacher Abigale Kahler was honored as the Kane Teacher of the Year at the district's annual celebration on February 25, 2020. She was introduced by student Ryan Massey. The award was presented by Kane Professional Improvement Committee representative Vanessa Wallace, who is on the right in the photo.

Abigale Kahler

Naudia Jackson
Special education teacher 
Naudia Jackson was also recognized as the Rising Star Teacher for Kane. That award recognizes a teacher with one to four completed years of experience 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 site.

Freckles Friday!!

posted Jan 30, 2020, 6:41 AM by Megan Dean

This Friday, January 31st is Freckles Friday! Sponsored by PTO, all profits will help support activities for our school. The cost is $2. Your choice between Root Beer, Birthday Cake, or M&M Frozen custard or for a non-dairy, non-fat alternative try Tiger's Blood Italian Ice! Don't forget your $2! Talk to PTO if you would like to sponsor a whole class!

Freckles Friday-December 20th

posted Dec 16, 2019, 10:24 AM by Megan Dean

This Friday, December 20th is Freckles Friday! Sponsored by PTO, all profits will help support activities for our school. The cost is $2. Your choice between Root Beer or M&M Frozen custard or for a non-dairy, non-fat alternative try Tiger's Blood or Strawberry Italian Ice! Don't forget your $2! Talk to PTO if you would like to sponsor a whole class!

Christmas Dress Up Days Dec. 16-20

posted Dec 15, 2019, 4:17 PM by Megan Dean

🎄Christmas Dress Up Days this week! 

Monday- Ugly Sweater Day
Tuesday- Polar Express/PJ Day
Wednesday- Christmas Spirit Day (Dress your best or wear Christmas clothes)
Thursday- Christmas Sock Day
Friday- Grinch/Red and Green Day


FantasyLand of Lights

posted Dec 5, 2019, 6:48 AM by Megan Dean

Come see teachers and staff tonight December 5th from 6:00-10:00pm at the Fantasy Land of Lights at Johnstone park! They will be working the park and handing out candy canes! Donations are always welcome! Hope to see you tonight!

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