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  • Secondary school Honor Rolls released for the second semester of 2016-2017 The Honor Rolls for the three secondary schools for the second semester of the 2016-2017 school year have been released:Bartlesville High School Honor RollsCentral Middle School Honor ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2017, 2:50 PM by Granger Meador
  • Mobile dentist program coming to Jane Phillips The Bartlesville Board of Education has approved an agreement with Smile, It’s Healthy LLC to provide a mobile dentist program that will set up at Jane Phillips Elementary School ...
    Posted Jul 17, 2017, 5:13 PM by Granger Meador
  • Coach Binam named to Summit League Hall of Fame Lady Bruins basketball coach Krista Binam has been named a charter member of the Hall of Fame of the Summit League from her stint as a standout basketball player at ...
    Posted Jul 15, 2017, 6:06 AM by Granger Meador
  • Bruin Spirit Shop Opens at Moxie on Second Bruin fans are urged to check out the new Bruin Spirit Shop, which debuts on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the 10 a.m. grand opening of Moxie on Second ...
    Posted Jul 15, 2017, 5:39 AM by Granger Meador
  • Support Staff Job Fair on 7/18 The Bartlesville Public School District will be conducting a Job Fair for support positions:Child Nutrition WorkersCooksMaintenanceNon-teaching CoachesParaprofessionalsTeacher AssistantsSubstitutesTransportationTuesday, July 18 ...
    Posted Jul 11, 2017, 2:26 AM by Granger Meador
  • Lee receives vocal music award from state superintendent Garrett Lee of the Bruin Class of 2018 was recognized at the State Superintendent Awards for Arts Excellence at a ceremony held at the Scottish Rite Temple in Guthrie on ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2017, 12:01 PM by Granger Meador
  • Steward receives All World recognition; other Bruins named finalists Kate Steward of the Class of 2018 of Bartlesville High School was named the Live Well Oklahoma Girls Swimming Athlete of the Year at the Tulsa World's All World ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2017, 4:05 AM by Granger Meador
  • School Supply Lists for 2017-2018 The elementary school supply lists for 2017-2018 are available below and are also attached at the end of this news post. Classes begin on Thursday, August 17. Washington County ...
    Posted Jul 7, 2017, 9:17 AM by Granger Meador
  • New Technology Center in August at the Westside Community Center A transformation is taking place within the walls of the Westside Community Center to better serve Bartlesville students.The WCC’s former computer lab will soon give way to the ...
    Posted Jul 5, 2017, 9:13 AM by Granger Meador
  • Senior Portraits July 17-20 Members of the Class of 2018, it is time to sit for your senior portraits! Students who will be seniors at Bartlesville High School in 2017-2018 should visit seniors ...
    Posted Jul 5, 2017, 6:56 AM by Granger Meador
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Secondary school Honor Rolls released for the second semester of 2016-2017

posted Jul 18, 2017, 2:49 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jul 18, 2017, 2:50 PM ]

The Honor Rolls for the three secondary schools for the second semester of the 2016-2017 school year have been released:
Honor Roll

Mobile dentist program coming to Jane Phillips

posted Jul 17, 2017, 5:13 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jul 17, 2017, 5:13 PM ]

The Bartlesville Board of Education has approved an agreement with Smile, It’s Healthy LLC to provide a mobile dentist program that will set up at Jane Phillips Elementary School four times during the 2017-2018 school year to provide free routine cleaning, x-rays, and restorative services for participating students. At the board meeting on July 17, 2017 it was explained that parents decide whether or not to opt-in to the program, which will provide oral health screening and preventative cleaning. It also will provide cavity fillings, crowns, simple extractions, and pulpotomies as needed. The program serves Medicaid/CHIP-eligible students, opt-in insurance students, and opt-in uninsured students. 

Jane Phillips Elementary School is located at 1500 SW Rogers Avenue in Bartlesville. It serves many families with financial needs, with almost all of its students eligible for services such as free/reduced lunches. Principal Kevin Brown said, “We are very excited that we can offer this service to the students and parents of Jane Phillips. The students will benefit from having better oral health, and the parents benefit because they don’t have to take off work to get the kids to the dentist. In addition, the school will benefit because the students will be more healthy and ready to learn, with the kids only missing a few minutes of class to see the dentist. It is a win for everyone.”

The dentistry organization reports that 60% of children have some form of tooth decay, fewer than 20% of Medicaid and CHIP-eligible (Children’s Medicaid) children see a dentist, and only 20% of dentists nation-wide provide care for Medicaid-eligible patients. It is estimated that 350 students will benefit from the services, reducing school hours lost to poor oral hygiene and improving outcomes for students.

The first session in September will be for oral health screenings and preventative services. A follow-up session in the fall will complete restorative services. In March preventative services will recur, with restorative services completed at a subsequent session. The organization expects to see 100 students each day, with four dentists and their equipment set up in space provided at the school.

A consent form will be distributed in advance for interested parents to complete and return. When services are performed, parents will receive a report describing the treatment and what was billed to governmental assistance programs and other entities, allowing the service to be provided free of charge to the parents and the district.
Smile, It's Healthy

Coach Binam named to Summit League Hall of Fame

posted Jul 15, 2017, 5:57 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jul 15, 2017, 6:06 AM ]

Lady Bruins basketball coach Krista Binam has been named a charter member of the Hall of Fame of the Summit League from her stint as a standout basketball player at Oral Roberts University from 1996-2002.

One of the most decorated women’s basketball players in the league's history, Krista Ragan-Binam, was the first to earn three Player of the Year honors. She began her career by winning both the Newcomer of the Year and Tournament MVP award as a freshman while leading Oral Roberts to its first NCAA Tournament appearance. As a sophomore, Ragan began her run of three consecutive league Player of the Year honors, while earning a second career Tournament MVP honor in 2001. A first team all-league performer each of her four seasons, Ragan ended her college career as the league’s all-time leading scorer and the first to surpass the 2,000-point plateau. She played in the WNBA before embarking on a high school coaching career, and is now coaching the Lady Bruins in Bartlesville.

Congratulations to Coach Binam, and thank you for sharing your talents with our players!

The Summit League

Celebrating its 35th season of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at nine institutions, including four located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions, and over 80 Academic All-Americans, 75 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level.

Krista Binam, Summit League Hall of Famer
Coach Binam with her Hall of Fame plaque

Krista Ragan-Binam's Hall of Fame Plaque
Summit League Hall of Fame Plaque for Krista Ragan-Binam

Ragan-Binam playing at ORU
Krista Ragan-Binam from when she was playing at Oral Roberts University

Bruin Spirit Shop Opens at Moxie on Second

posted Jul 15, 2017, 5:38 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jul 15, 2017, 5:39 AM ]

Bruin fans are urged to check out the new Bruin Spirit Shop, which debuts on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the 10 a.m. grand opening of Moxie on Second at 118 E 2nd Street in downtown Bartlesville, next door to the Bartlesville Print Shop.

The BPSD Athletics & Activities department formed an agreement with Moxie on Second to print Bruin clothing and merchandise. The store will also provide employees to operate the Bruin Spirit Shop at the high school prior to athletic and activity events.

Bruin Spirit Shop

Moxie on Second sign
Moxie on Second opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 118 E 2nd Street in downtown Bartlesville, 

Support Staff Job Fair on 7/18

posted Jul 10, 2017, 8:15 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jul 11, 2017, 2:26 AM ]

The Bartlesville Public School District will be conducting a Job Fair for support positions:
  • Child Nutrition Workers
  • Cooks
  • Maintenance
  • Non-teaching Coaches
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Teacher Assistants
  • Substitutes
  • Transportation
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
4:30-6:00 p.m. 
Commons Area at Bartlesville High School

You can submit your application for district positions at bartlesville.tedk12.com/hire. For more information, please contact the Human Resources department at (918) 336-8600.
Support Staff Job Fair

Lee receives vocal music award from state superintendent

posted Jul 9, 2017, 11:59 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jul 9, 2017, 12:01 PM ]

Garrett Lee of the Bruin Class of 2018 was recognized at the State Superintendent Awards for Arts Excellence at a ceremony held at the Scottish Rite Temple in Guthrie on April 25, 2017. The event recognized approximately 200 Oklahoma high school juniors and seniors who achieved artistic excellence in various fine arts disciplines including visual art, dance, and music. Lee was awarded in the Vocal Music category and was the lone Bartlesville student to receive the prestigious honor this year.

Garrett Lee is the son of Chris and Jeannine Lee. He has been named to the All National Mixed Choir Honor Ensemble, All State Mixed Choir, District Honor Choir, and has been selected for the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain the last three years. In school, he has been active in Acting, Jazz Choir, Men’s Choir, Mixed Choir and has been seen in the musicals Godspell, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Pump Boys and Dinettes, and The Addams Family. He is also active in the Adams Blvd. Church of Christ praise team and youth group.

The Bartlesville High School Choir is led by directors Margie Green, Tamara Walker, and Micheal Stevens. Stevens joined Lee in attendance at the event.

Post courtesy of Alex McCollum
Garrett Lee with Micheal Stevens

State Superintendent Award for Arts Excellence honoree Garrett Lee with Assistant High School Music Director Micheal Stevens

Steward receives All World recognition; other Bruins named finalists

posted Jul 9, 2017, 4:01 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jul 9, 2017, 4:05 AM ]

Kate Steward
Kate Steward of the Class of 2018 of Bartlesville High School was named the Live Well Oklahoma Girls Swimming Athlete of the Year at the Tulsa World's All World event on July 8, 2017.

At the inaugural event's banquet at the Marriott Southern Hills, the newspaper/media company recognized outstanding athletes in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, softball, soccer, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball, and wrestling.

A special section of the 7/9/2017 edition of the Tulsa World cited how Steward was last year's Tulsa World All-Metro Swimmer of the Year and won all of her races this season. The Bartlesville Lady Bruins swim team claimed its third straight 6A state title in 2017-2018, with Steward also winning her third straight individual championship in the 100 meter breaststroke and claiming the 200 m medley title to boot while anchoring the Bruin's top performing 400 m free relay and 200 m medley relay teams.

The paper quoted Bruin swimming coach Chad Englehart as saying, "Kate was the model of consistency and excellence. She has a total of 10 state titles in her first three years of high school, and seven of those championship swims have resulted in state records."

Bruin finalists

Emily Giovannetti
Lady Bruin swimmer Emily Giovannetti of the Class of 2018 was also a finalist for the All World award. Emily was another member of the winning 400 m freestyle relay team that set a new state record in 2017. She also earned four gold medals at the most recent state meet, two in individual competitions and two in relays.

Aaron Keesling
The boys swim team was also represented in the All World awards, with Aaron Keesling, Class of 2017, a finalist for the Live Well Oklahoma Boys Swimming Athlete of the Year. He was part of the boys state champion 400 m freestyle relay team and set a new state record in the boys 100 m breaststroke, beating a 23-year-old record by 0.5 second.


Henry Williams
Henry Williams, Class of 2017, was a Bruin finalist in the Boys Cross Country category. He took 2nd in the state in the 3200 m boys race and 4th in the state in the 1600 m race.

In the private school world, Bartlesville's Gabby Gregory was a finalist in girls basketball. She was a sophomore at Holland Hall in Tulsa and helped lead that school to the Class 3A state tournament in its first year of OSSAA participation.

School Supply Lists for 2017-2018

posted Jul 5, 2017, 11:02 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jul 7, 2017, 9:17 AM ]

The elementary school supply lists for 2017-2018 are available below and are also attached at the end of this news post. Classes begin on Thursday, August 17.

School Supply Lists


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.

Relevant dates:

New Technology Center in August at the Westside Community Center

posted Jul 5, 2017, 9:13 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jul 5, 2017, 9:13 AM ]

A transformation is taking place within the walls of the Westside Community Center to better serve Bartlesville students.

The WCC’s former computer lab will soon give way to the Hans Schmoldt Technology Center, which will offer a wide array of new features – computers, an interactive white board, furniture, flooring and branding. In addition, the technology center, which is named in recognition of a $50,000 donation from the Schmoldt Foundation, will offer roughly twice as much space as the computer lab which preceded it.

“This is a very exciting project,” says Ron Tribble, who serves as the board president of the WCC. “It includes an ambitious timeline, but we fully expect to meet it.”

Work began on the Hans Schmoldt Technology Center earlier this year, and it is expected to be ready for use in August, just in time for the start of the 2017-18 academic year. Once it is ready, area students will be able to utilize the new space at the Westside Community Center – which is located at 501 S. Bucy Ave. in Bartlesville – for a wide array of academic activities. While the technology center should be an excellent space in which to work on homework and other school-related projects, it will feature classes and workshops with a strong emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs that schools often accentuate as well.

Educators will be brought in to lead the special classes and workshops – which will be advertised once they are scheduled – while technology center “helpers” will always be on hand to assist students with any needs that they might have, such as how to best utilize the facility or understand a particular subject.

The WCC has long had a computer lab, but the area was a bit cramped while both the hardware and software were beginning to show their age. WCC leadership thought they could do better and developed a plan to do so. The plan called for the old computer lab to be gutted and to double in space, to a little more than 600 square feet. So, one of the first steps in the project was to take down a wall which divided the computer lab and another room, which was cleared for annexation.

“We want the students who utilize the Hans Schmoldt Technology Center to be able to work in comfort,” says Morris McCorvey, who is the director of the WCC. “With the added space, we’ll have several computer stations for individual work as well as plenty of areas for collaborative work. Students work – and learn – in different ways, and we want to be able to accommodate all of them.”

Armed with an IT background, WCC technology committee member David Lewis Jr. helped to outfit the new technology center. Once it is up and running, it will feature WiFi-enabled Google Chromebox and iMac devices. There will be 16 individual workstations in all, in addition to the collaborative workspaces. Lewis, whose wife Tiffany is on the WCC board, was instrumental in selecting the suspended light fixtures which will be utilized in the lab. The sleek carpet design will complement the WCC’s prominently displayed green and gray logo that will decorate one of the walls. Lewis had a hand in picking out the modern desks, chairs and tables that will be found in the space.

“I’m excited about the Hans Schmoldt Technology center and grateful to the Schmoldt family for investing in the future of the Bartlesville community,” says Lewis. “The mission of the WCC is to educate and empower the underserved in our community. This technology center and the accompanying programs seek to educate Bartlesville students about the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

“Through a focused early-exposure STEM programing model, we hope to empower students by giving them confidence and experience which will translate into them choosing a STEM discipline as a major in college.”

Granger Meador, who is now in charge of technology for Bartlesville Public Schools, said, "This is an exciting new development that will assist our students as we transition to digital learning. Starting in August, all district freshmen will receive a Chromebook for use at school and at home. That program will expand in later years to include all secondary school students. As our teachers transition to assignments that are assigned, completed, and submitted online, community after-hours programs like the Westside Community Center's new Technology Center will be a boon for students who do not have wireless internet access at home. Chromebooks can still be used for some functions without WiFi, but having access to Chromeboxes with full internet access at the Westside Community Center will provide greater educational opportunities for students after school hours."

Those wishing to learn more about the WCC, which is a non-profit organization and a member agency of the Bartlesville Regional United Way, and all that it has to offer can go online to http://www.wccbville.org/ or follow the organization via social media on Facebook and Twitter.
Hans Schmoldt Technology Center
Artist rendering of the new Hans Schmoldt Technology Center that will open in August at Bartlesville's Westside Community Center

Senior Portraits July 17-20

posted Jul 5, 2017, 6:52 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jul 5, 2017, 6:56 AM ]

Members of the Class of 2018, it is time to sit for your senior portraits!

Students who will be seniors at Bartlesville High School in 2017-2018 should visit seniors.legacystudios.com or USE THIS DIRECT LINK to schedule their senior portrait sitting for July 17-20, 2017.

IMPORTANT:
To be in the senior section of the 2017-2018 yearbook or have your photo in the 2018 graduation bulletin of the Examiner-Enterprise, you MUST have your photograph taken by Legacy Studios. The complimentary yearbook sitting is FREE, and you may choose to purchase a package of personal portraits at your discretion.
Class of 2018

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