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  • The Bruin, Issue 12-4 Click here or on the image below to view the The Bruin, Issue 12-4, of February 22, 2019:
    Posted Feb 22, 2019, 11:44 AM by Granger Meador
  • State Wrestling Sendoff On Thursday, February 21, a record seven Bruin wrestlers plus an alternate set off to the state tournament amidst cheers:Colby Strachan (106 lb, 4th place at regionals)David Boucher ...
    Posted Feb 22, 2019, 3:47 AM by District Webmaster
  • Vocal Music All-Staters Recognized All-State Chorus students Samarah Robinson, Bella Cavaceci, Joyce Yang, William Pendergraft, Kessi Cabler, Brooke Marshall, Emily Nordhues, Hanna Phelps, Sophie Walker, Lane Cabler, Carson Mathes, and Kaimron Schoonover ...
    Posted Feb 19, 2019, 7:32 AM by Granger Meador
  • Great American Conference makes final appearance in Bartlesville March 7-10, 2019 The 2019 Great American Conference Men and Women’s Basketball Championships will be held in the Bruin Fieldhouse at Bartlesville High School on March 7-10, 2019. This will be ...
    Posted Feb 17, 2019, 11:03 AM by Granger Meador
  • 7 wrestlers qualify for state; Coach Pulsifer recognized In mid-February, seven Bartlesville High School wrestlers qualified during the Class 6A Regionals to participate in the state tournament next week by finishing in the top five in their ...
    Posted Feb 17, 2019, 10:06 AM by District Webmaster
  • Lady Bruins earn fifth consecutive state swimming championship The Lady Bruins swim team overcame obstacles to earn its fifth consecutive state championship, with the Bartlesville girls capturing 9 of the 11 event championships at the state swim meet ...
    Posted Feb 17, 2019, 8:34 AM by Granger Meador
  • State Swim Meet Sendoff At 11 a.m. on Valentine's Day, the Bartlesville Bruin swim teams headed out for the state meet in Edmond. Assistant cross country coach Bon Bennett was the announcer ...
    Posted Feb 14, 2019, 10:16 AM by Granger Meador
  • Teacher of the Year Celebration on 2/26 The Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation is sponsoring this year's Teacher of the Year Celebration on Tuesday, February 26 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Bartlesville Community Center ...
    Posted Feb 14, 2019, 11:15 AM by Granger Meador
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Event NameEvent Start DateFlyer Weblink
Free & Reduced Meals Applications August 8, 2018 Free & Reduced Meals Flyer 
Middle School Exploring Career Clubs Open House February 22, 2019 Middle School Career Clubs Open House Flyer 
Central Classic 5K Race & 1-mile Fun Run February 23, 2019 Central Classic 5K Flyer 
District Teacher of the Year Celebration February 26, 2019 Teacher of the Year Celebration Flyer 
Radium Girls February 28, 2019 Radium Girls Flyer 
Public Panel Discussion on Public Education March 4, 2019 PEAK Public Education Panel Flyer 
Cheer Tryouts March 11, 2019 Cheer Tryouts Flyer 
Aspiring School Leaders Presentation March 25, 2019 Aspiring School Leaders Flyer 
BHS Make a Difference Week 5K & Fun Run March 30, 2019 BHS MAD Week 5K Flyer 
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The Bruin, Issue 12-4

posted Feb 22, 2019, 11:44 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 22, 2019, 11:44 AM ]

State Wrestling Sendoff

posted Feb 21, 2019, 12:10 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 22, 2019, 3:47 AM by District Webmaster ]

2019 State Wrestling Sendoff
On Thursday, February 21, a record seven Bruin wrestlers plus an alternate set off to the state tournament amidst cheers:
  • Colby Strachan (106 lb, 4th place at regionals)
  • David Boucher (113 lb, 3rd place at regionals)
  • Corwin Strachan (120 lb, 3rd place at regionals)
  • Laif Jones (126 lb, 1st place at regionals)
  • Ethan Gilkey (132 lb, 4th place at regionals)
  • Brayden Strachan (138 lb, 3rd place at regionals)
  • Laken Clowdus (170 lb, 4th place at regionals)
Laif Jones, who won the regional championship in his class, will be making his fourth appearance at state; he was last year's 120 lb state 6A champion. David Boucher, Corwin Strachan, and Brayden Strachan are also returning state qualifiers. Jaden James is an alternate for state in the 220 lb class. The Bruins placed fifth overall at regionals. See Mike Tupa's article in the Examiner-Enterprise for details on the regional matches.

Head varsity coach Josh Pulsifer introduced the statebound wrestlers as well as wrestling managers Remington Middlebusher, Jaci Baginski, Nuhemi Cruz-Thomason, Reese Powell, and Madison Ingmire. Pulsifer has been named the OCA Region II Wrestling Coach of the Year and is the region's nominee to coach the All-State Large East wrestling squad. One coach per region is nominated in either the large schools (6A and 5A) and small schools (4A and 3A) divisions.

Vocal Music All-Staters Recognized

posted Feb 19, 2019, 7:31 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 19, 2019, 7:32 AM ]

2019 All-State Chorus students
All-State Chorus students Samarah Robinson, Bella Cavaceci, Joyce Yang, William Pendergraft, Kessi Cabler, Brooke Marshall, Emily Nordhues, Hanna Phelps, Sophie Walker, Lane Cabler, Carson Mathes, and Kaimron Schoonover. INSET PHOTO: All-Stater Carlie Pool.
Thirteen students from Bartlesville High School (BHS) and Central Middle School (CMS) were recognized as Vocal Music All-Staters at the Bartlesville Board of Education meeting on February 18, 2019. Teachers Margie Green, Alex Rivera, and Tamara Walker introduced the students.

The Oklahoma Music Educators Association annually conducts auditions for the All-State Chorus of students recommended by local directors. Students must pass a quadrant audition and then a subsequent one to be selected for the All-State Treble Chorus or All-State Mixed Chorus. The students perform at the organization's winter conference.
  • Samarah Robinson, 8th Grade, CMS, All-State Treble Chorus
  • Bella Cavaceci, 8th Grade, CMS, All-State Treble Chorus
  • Joyce Yang, 8th Grade, CMS, All-State Mixed Chorus
  • William Pendergraft, 8th Grade, CMS, All-State Mixed Chorus
  • Kessi Cabler, 9th Grade, BHS, All-State Mixed Chorus
  • Brooke Marshall, 12th Grade, BHS, All-State Treble Chorus
  • Emily Nordhues, 12th Grade, BHS, All-State Treble Chorus*
  • Hanna Phelps, 12th Grade, BHS, All-State Treble Chorus
  • Sophie Walker, 10th Grade, BHS, All-State Treble Chorus
  • Lane Cabler, 12th Grade, BHS, All-State Mixed Chorus
  • Carson Mathes, 12th Grade, BHS, All-State Mixed Chorus
  • Kaimron Schoonover, 11th Grade, BHS, All-State Mixed Chorus
  • Carlie Pool, 10th Grade, BHS, All-State Mixed Chorus
*Emily Nordhues is a three-year member of the OkMEA All-State Choruses.


Spring Musical Announced

Save the date! The Bartlesville High School Fine Arts programs have announced they will perform Newsies The Musical on May 3-4 at 7:00 p.m. and on May 5 at 3:00 p.m. at the BHS Fine Arts Center.

Newsies Logo


Great American Conference makes final appearance in Bartlesville March 7-10, 2019

posted Feb 17, 2019, 11:02 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 17, 2019, 11:03 AM ]

The 2019 Great American Conference Men and Women’s Basketball Championships will be held in the Bruin Fieldhouse at Bartlesville High School on March 7-10, 2019. 

This will be the eighth consecutive year these championships have been hosted by the Bartlesville Sports Commission, and the twelfth year the Commission has hosted an NCAA Division II men's and women's basketball tournament at the venue. It is an 8 team, single-elimination conference.

Since the Commission has reportedly opted not to bid on the conference for next year, this will be your last chance to attend or help out at the championship in Bartlesville. Please bear in mind that the state high school basketball championships will overlap this event on March 7-9 this year.
The first session will start at noon on Thursday, March 7. The championship games will start at 1:00 on Sunday. The teams are very closely grouped at the top which should lead to some terrific games throughout the 4 days. Local standout Hailey Tucker with the Southwest Bulldogs is having another sensational year after being named “GAC Player of the Year” the past two years. 

Tickets can be purchased at the door prior to all games. Sessions include two games on the same day: 12/2:15 or 5:45/8. Sunday's championship games are designated as a single session. All seating is general admission.
  • All-Session Pass: $55
  • Student All-Session Pass: $27
  • Family Single-Session: $30
  • Single-Session: $12
  • Student Single-Session: $7
GAC Schedule

Men’s Tournament
Thursday, 3/7
G1: 2 vs 7 2:15
G2: 1 vs 8 8:00
Friday, 3/8
G3: 4 vs 5 5:45
G4: 3 vs 6 8:00
Saturday, 3/9
G5: G2 winner vs G3 winner 5:45
G6: G1 winner vs G4 winner 8:00
Sunday, 3/10
G7: Championship game 3:30

Women’s Tournament
Thursday, 3/7
G1: 2 vs 7 12:00
G2: 1 vs 8 5:45
Friday, 3/8
G3: 4 vs 5 12:00
G4: 3 vs 6 2:15
Saturday, 3/9
G5: G2 winner vs G3 winner 12:00
G6: G1 winner vs G4 winner 2:15
Sunday, 3/10
G7: Championship game 1:00
GAC 2019

7 wrestlers qualify for state; Coach Pulsifer recognized

posted Feb 17, 2019, 7:59 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 17, 2019, 10:06 AM by District Webmaster ]

In mid-February, seven Bartlesville High School wrestlers qualified during the Class 6A Regionals to participate in the state tournament next week by finishing in the top five in their weight class:
  • Colby Strachan (106 lb, 4th place at regionals)
  • David Boucher (113 lb, 3rd place at regionals)
  • Corwin Strachan (120 lb, 3rd place at regionals)
  • Laif Jones (126 lb, 1st place at regionals)
  • Ethan Gilkey (132 lb, 4th place at regionals)
  • Brayden Strachan (138 lb, 3rd place at regionals)
  • Laken Clowdus (170 lb, 4th place at regionals)
Laif Jones, who won the regional championship in his class, will be making his fourth appearance at state; he was last year's 120 lb state 6A champion. David Boucher, Corwin Strachan, and Brayden Strachan are also returning state qualifiers. Jaden James is an alternate for state in the 220 lb class. The Bruins placed fifth overall at regionals. See Mike Tupa's article in the Examiner-Enterprise for details on the matches.

Head varsity coach Josh Pulsifer has been named the OCA Region II Wrestling Coach of the Year and is the region's nominee to coach the All-State Large East wrestling squad. One coach per region is nominated in either the large schools (6A and 5A) and small schools (4A and 3A) divisions.
Laif Jones, Regional Champion
Laif Jones is the regional champion in class 6A wrestling in the 126 lb division; Coach Josh Pulsifer (far right) has been named the OCA Region II Wrestling Coach of the Year

Lady Bruins earn fifth consecutive state swimming championship

posted Feb 17, 2019, 6:31 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 17, 2019, 8:34 AM ]

The Lady Bruins swim team overcame obstacles to earn its fifth consecutive state championship, with the Bartlesville girls capturing 9 of the 11 event championships at the state swim meet in Edmond on February 16. That helped the Lady Bruins rack up 308 points, besting the 286 points earned by the team from Jenks.

Enthusiastic Bruin fans cheered as the Lady Bruins took first place in the 200 yd medley relay and 400 freestyle relay despite failing to qualify for state in the 200 freestyle relay. The individual event champions were June Harris in both the 200 and 100 freestyles, Erin Downey in the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke, Sydney Perry in the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly, and Hollis Gilbert in the 500 freestyle. Gilbert also took third in the 200 freestyle, with Aidan Howze taking fifth in the 100 breaststroke and 200 freestyle.

Bartlesville swim teams have racked up 40 state championships since 1948. Mike Tupa of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise noted that this year's addition by the Lady Bruins was made, "Despite graduating five college-level swimmers off last year's squad. Despite a key reliance on underclassmen. Despite not having beaten Jenks during the regular season. Despite all that, the Bartlesville High School girls swimming powerhouse has rolled to its fifth-straight Class 6A state championship."

Head Varsity Coach Chad Englehart took his traditional jump into the pool with the state trophy, with his fifth state champion girls swimming squad gathered around the former Oklahoma High School Swim Coach of the Year and finalist for National Swim Coach of the Year. Englehart told John Tranchina of the Tulsa World the team displayed "a lot of gutsy effort, a lot of heart, especially out of our captains and our senior group."

The Lady Bruins' 5-peat is the first time in over three decades a Bartlesville program has earned that distinction. The Bartlesville High School Bruins and College High Wildcats girls swim teams racked up 8 consecutive state championships from 1982-1989, while the Bartlesville College High Wildcats boys swim teams had 10 consecutive state championships from 1962-1971.

The Bruin boys swim team also did well at state, earning 257 points and only bested by Norman North with 295.5 points and state champion Jenks with 401.2 points. Gabe Rolfson was second in the 200 freestyle, third in the 500 freestyle, Will Englehart was second in the 100 breaststroke and sixth in the 200 individual medley, Colin Goddard was third in the 100 fly and seventh in the 100 backstroke. Matthew Pryor was fifth in the 200 individual medley and sixth in the 100 backstroke, Preston Willis was fifth in the 100 fly, and Kyle Peterson was eighth in the 100 breaststroke. The Bruins took third in the 200 medley relay and fourth in both the 200 freestyle relay and 400 medley.

Congratulations to all of our swimmers for maintaining the program's decades-long tradition of excellence!

2019 State 6A Girls Swim Champions
The 2019 Lady Bruins took the State 6A Swimming Championship for the fifth consecutive year


State Swim Meet Sendoff

posted Feb 14, 2019, 9:58 AM by District Webmaster   [ updated Feb 14, 2019, 10:16 AM by Granger Meador ]

At 11 a.m. on Valentine's Day, the Bartlesville Bruin swim teams headed out for the state meet in Edmond. Assistant cross country coach Bon Bennett was the announcer.

Teacher of the Year Celebration on 2/26

posted Feb 14, 2019, 9:24 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 14, 2019, 11:15 AM ]


The Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation is sponsoring this year's Teacher of the Year Celebration on Tuesday, February 26 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Bartlesville Community Center.

The Foundation is pulling out all the stops to make this free and public event a memorable one. The teacher honorees will be walking the red carpet at 5:30 p.m. to a reception with snacks for all to enjoy, including items from Sugarica and 3 Kids and A Cake. The Chick-fil-A Cow will be visiting with guests and bringing trays of chicken nuggets. The first 100 BPSD employees who display their ID badge will receive a swag bag of goodies from local businesses. 

The awards ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. with Maria Gus acting as the emcee and partnering with Clint Musslewhite on the red carpet. At the event, the site Teachers of the Year will be recognized and the District Teacher of the Year will be announced. The site Rising Star Teachers will also be honored, with the District Rising Star Teacher announced along with the Elementary and Secondary Rookie Teachers of the Year. The winner of this year's Kurt Schmoldt Teacher Appreciation Award will also be announced as well as the recipients of this year's Bartlesville Education Association Friends of Education Award. District employees with 20 or more years of service will be awarded their service pins. 

The presenting sponsors for the event are Arvest and Patriot Chevrolet. The Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation will be accepting donations at the door and encourages everyone to come out and celebrate some of our finest teachers.

2019 Site Teachers of the Year

Teachers of the Year

Hoover Elementary
Tracy Powers

4th Grade
Tracy Powers
Jane Phillips Elementary 
Brandy Roberts

1st Grade 
Brandy Roberts
 Ranch Heights Elementary
 Rebecca Wadsworth

2nd Grade
Rebecca Wadsworth
 Richard Kane Elementary
Meggin Blasi

Special Education 
Meggin Blasi
 Wayside Elementary
Amitia Claussen

4th Grade
Amitia Claussen
 Woodrow Wilson Elementary 
Angela Holcomb

3rd Grade 
Angela Holcomb
 Central Middle School
Alisha Winward

Librarian & 8th Grade Publications 
Alisha Winward
Madison Middle School 
 Courtney Gagan

7th Grade English
Courtney Gagan
Bartlesville High School
Cheryl Fentress

Biology I Honors 
Cheryl Fentress


2019 Rising Star Teacher Nominees

Rising Star Teachers

 Hoover Elementary Lacie Autry

2nd Grade
Lacie Autry
Jane Phillips Elementary  Holly Null

Kindergarten 
Holly Null
Ranch Heights Elementary Alexis Lewis

1st Grade
Alexis Lewis
Richard Kane Elementary Krista Reimer

3rd Grade
Krista Reimer
Wayside Elementary Taylor Adams

Pre-Kindergarten 
Taylor Adams
Woodrow Wilson Elementary  Kaitlyn Thomas

3rd Grade
Kaitlyn Thomas
Central Middle School Hillary Hicks

7th Grade Math
Hillary Hicks
Madison Middle School Andrew Blain

Physical Education 
Andrew Blain
Bartlesville High School Randall Jones

English 11 American Literature, Speech
 
Randall Jones
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District hosts STEM programs showcase

posted Feb 13, 2019, 12:14 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 15, 2019, 6:23 AM ]


On February 12 the district hosted a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Showcase, offering information about its K-12 STEM program to 80 participants, including representatives from 15 school districts, local businesses and industries, the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance, and the OSU College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology.

The non-profit Project Lead the Way organization asked the district to host the event based on the district's successful expansion of its PLTW STEM programs at all sites. In 2014-15, only 500 of the district's students participated in specialized STEM courses or curricula at their home school. In 2018-19, over 4,000 of the district's approximately 6,000 students are participating in such programs.

The Showcase attendees were first given an overview of the district's PLTW program. They then visited some of the PLTW classes at Bartlesville High School, interacting with the students:
  • BHS Introduction to Engineering Design with David Ayres
  • BHS Computer Science Applications with Jeremy Hanks
  • BHS Computer Science Essentials with Josh Wolfe
The group then boarded activity buses to travel across town to Madison Middle School, where they visited two PLTW Gateway to Technology classes:
  • Madison Gateway 7th Grade Flight & Space with Rachel Hough
  • Madison Gateway 7th Grade Medical Detectives with Shannon McKinney
The group was then shuttled to Woodrow Wilson Elementary School to observe students doing PLTW Launch modules:
  • Wilson Kindergarten Human Body module with Deborah Wikel
  • Wilson 1st Grade Animated Storytelling module with Kealy Western
  • Wilson 4th Grade Input/Output module with Kristina Tupper
  • Wilson 5th Grade Infection modules with Barbara Larkin and Carrie Christensen
Arvest Marketing Manager Annah Fischer attended the showcase and commented, "I was incredibly proud to see Bartlesville leading the way on many of these initiatives - thanks to purposeful, strategic planning...my favorite part was watching the students interact with one another, their teachers, and the curriculum."

Dr. David Dimmett, the Senior Vice President and Chief Engagement Officer for PLTW, tweeted, "Great leadership+community support+teacher commitment=opportunities for kids! @BPSDBruins is a model for community engagement and the relevant, applied learning that prepares students for their futures! #PLTW"

BPSD STEM before the expansion of PLTW

Before 2015-16, Central and Madison middle schools had long offered PLTW Gateway to Technology classes to about 500 students annually. All secondary students have been offered a solid set of core courses in science and mathematics for many years, including a variety of Advanced Placement courses, and juniors and seniors could take PLTW Pre-Engineering classes at Tri County Tech. But before 2015-16 Bartlesville High School (BHS) had not offered high school computer science classes for several years, and there were no specialized STEM offerings for elementary school students.

Phillips 66 funded STEM labs at each secondary school

A Phillips 66 Signature Community Initiative Grant allowed the district to renovate spaces at each secondary school for more specialized STEM classes and support teachers in implementing new courses and modules. The PLTW Gateway programs at each middle school doubled in size and scope and both schools were named PLTW Distinguished Schools in 2017-18.

High school built up dedicated STEM courses

The district also steadily built up a Computer Science program at the high school which now offers four different PLTW courses taught by two teachers, and a partnership with Tri County Tech now allows freshmen and sophomores to take initial pre-engineering courses taught by a BHS teacher in the Phillips 66 Innovation Labs at the high school with interested students going on to more advanced courses at the technical school. The enrollment in the high school's various specialized STEM classes, including some not associated with PLTW, has increased from 99 in 2015-16 to 233 this academic year. 

BPSF spearheads funding elementary STEM program

Building upon the success of the STEM programs in the secondary schools, the district asked the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) to spearhead fundraising efforts to offer PLTW STEM modules in all classes from kindergarten through fifth grade. The BPSF donated or raised $200,000 to fund the first two of four PLTW STEM Launch modules in each K-5 classroom. Community partners including ConocoPhillips, ABB, Arvest, and Truity have contributed to the effort. The Foundation is currently raising a final $100,000 to fund another two elementary STEM modules. 

Phillips 66 funds additional grants

posted Feb 13, 2019, 11:40 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 14, 2019, 1:24 AM by District Webmaster ]

At the January school board meeting, Phillips 66 was recognized for its support for two district initiatives. The company funded a $64,000 grant for support spaces at each school to help students who have difficulty regulating their behavior. Children who have suffered traumatic experiences sometimes respond with disruptive and defiant behavior when asked to comply with routine classroom procedures. This disrupts both their learning and that of other students.

The grant will equip spaces at each site with regulation/de-escalation materials, appropriate technology and furniture, and fund corresponding staff professional development to better meet the needs of such students, providing them with opportunities to learn to regulate their behavior and remain in school.

Phillips 66 also provided $3,350 to refresh radio handsets used by site personnel for operational and safety procedures as part of its continued interest in and support for student and staff safety.

The board members recognized Phillips 66 representatives Ann Oglesby, Vice President, Technology and Jenny Brown, Bartlesville Community Engagement, for their help and support with these latest district initiatives.
P66 Recognition
The Bartlesville Board of Education recognized Phillips 66 for its support for two district initiatives. Pictured are Supt. Chuck McCauley, Board Clerk Alison Clark, Board Vice-President Rick Boswell, and Board President Scott Bilger with board members Kevin Sitton, Tyler Vaclaw, Randy Herren, and Andrea Nightingale standing behind Phillips 66 representatives Ann Oglesby, VP Technology, and Jenny Brown, Bartlesville Community Engagement.

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