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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, 1:55 PM 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, 3:04 PM by Granger Meador
  • Parent Lunch & Learn with M'Liss Jenkins On November 7, 2018 a Parent Lunch & Learn was held at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School with M'Liss Jenkins. She presented "How to Talk So Kids Will Listen, and Listen ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2018, 9:10 AM by Granger Meador
  • Tupper named District Teacher of the Month Kristina Tupper, a fourth-grade teacher at Woodrow Wilson, has been named the Bartlesville Public School District Teacher of the Month for November by Arvest Bank and Patriot Chevrolet.In ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2018, 1:24 PM by Granger Meador
  • Project Fit America ribbon-cutting Just before Fall Break 2018, students and school staff members joined with representatives from sponsors Jane Phillips Medical Center and Truity Credit Union to celebrate the launch of Project Fit ...
    Posted Oct 22, 2018, 11:23 AM by Granger Meador
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All-Schools Chess Tournament on 2/16

posted Jan 22, 2019, 1:54 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jan 22, 2019, 1:55 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

PlayForBurk Foundation Christmas Donations

posted Dec 21, 2018, 3:04 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Dec 21, 2018, 3:04 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 Wilson Parent/Teacher Organization to Principal Angie Linthacum

Parent Lunch & Learn with M'Liss Jenkins

posted Nov 8, 2018, 9:04 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Nov 8, 2018, 9:10 AM ]

On November 7, 2018 a Parent Lunch & Learn was held at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School with M'Liss Jenkins. She presented "How to Talk So Kids Will Listen, and Listen So Kids Will Talk."

There was a great turnout and several parents expressed their appreciation for the event.

Special thanks to Price's Meat Market for donating sandwiches and IQ Carwash for donating a gift certificate door prize.

For more information, contact Christina Rigdon, the district's Family Support Coordinator, at 918-336-3311 ext. 1164 or RigdonCV@bps-ok.org.
Lunch and Learn at Wilson
Parent educator M'Liss Jenkins presented at a Parent Lunch & Learn

Tupper named District Teacher of the Month

posted Nov 2, 2018, 1:23 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Nov 2, 2018, 1:24 PM ]

Kristina Tupper, a fourth-grade teacher at Woodrow Wilson, has been named the Bartlesville Public School District Teacher of the Month for November by Arvest Bank and Patriot Chevrolet.

In recognition of this honor, Ms. Tupper was presented with a plaque and a $300 check by Annah Fischer, Arvest Bank Marketing Manager,  and Patriot Chevrolet’s Sales Manager Ty Kent and General Sales Manager Dustin Peck.

Ms. Tupper has 14 years of teaching experience. She has been teaching fourth grade for a dozen years. As a teen, Ms. Tupper worked as a babysitter and at a daycare, so choosing education as a major in college was a natural choice for her. She believes it is important to set a positive tone in the classroom and develop relationships with students that are built on respect.

Ms. Tupper feels successful as a teacher whenever she sees her students achieve goals. She teaches them that learning isn’t about perfection,  but about the effort and willingness they put into the difficult tasks set before them.

Her philosophy of teaching is affected by the team-building with her fellow teachers at Woodrow Wilson Elementary. She believes the teachers she works with understand her students and she looks to them for advice. She keeps up-to-date with social trends by listening and interacting with her students, and she does not fear using new technology in her classroom.

Ms. Tupper knows class sizes and education funding impact her students. Her class sizes are larger than they have ever been in her 14 years of teaching, and she knows that as they grow, she must work even harder to ensure students are not overlooked. Even as class sizes have grown, classroom budgets have shrunk, with many teachers using their own money for class supplies. This reflects how Oklahoma’s per-pupil funding remains the lowest in the region. So the support of Arvest and Patriot Chevrolet for dedicated teachers like Ms. Tupper is truly appreciated.

Ms. Tupper stays involved in the community through Children’s Musical Theatre of Bartlesville as a volunteer and cast manager and by volunteering with the children’s choir at her church.

Bartlesville Public Schools is proud to join Arvest Bank and Patriot Chevrolet in honoring Kristina Tupper as the Bartlesville Teacher of the Month for November.

Kristina Tupper
Annah Fischer, Arvest Bank Marketing Manager (right), with Ty Kent, Sales Manager (left) and Dustin Peck, General Sales Manager (center) of Patriot Chevrolet, congratulate Kristina Tupper, fourth-grade teacher at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, for being selected a Bartlesville Teacher of the Month. In recognition of this honor, Mr. Kent, Mr. Peck, and Ms. Fischer visited Woodrow Wilson Elementary to present Ms. Tupper with a plaque and a $300 check.

Project Fit America ribbon-cutting

posted Oct 22, 2018, 11:22 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Oct 22, 2018, 11:23 AM ]

Just before Fall Break 2018, students and school staff members joined with representatives from sponsors Jane Phillips Medical Center and Truity Credit Union to celebrate the launch of Project Fit America at Woodrow Wilson.

There was a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by demonstrations by students of the new outdoor fitness equipment. The equipment is specifically designed to address fitness areas in which many children struggle.

Sara Freeman, community advocate at Truity Credit Union, told Emily Droege of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise“Just remember that one of the reasons our credit union likes to do this is because we like to make things better. We like to make our community better. We like to make our schools better, and we like to make sure everyone who lives in Bartlesville gets to be a little bit better.”

Brian Lawrence, director of operations at Jane Phillips Medical Center, thanked the school’s leaders and volunteers who helped install the equipment. Reporter Droege also quoted him: “We feel like a great place to start is with you young people. If we can teach you today the things that help keep us healthy and strong through exercise and different activities, then we know you’ll be able to give back to our community for many years to come, and that’s why this is important for us."

A grant funded by Jane Phillips Medical Center and Truity Credit Union provided the Project Fit America (PFA) program to each school which includes state-of-the-art fitness equipment specifically designed to address the deficit areas where children fail fitness tests. The grant includes installation and a dynamic curriculum with games, activities, and challenges for kids with PFA outdoor & indoor equipment. The program also teaches character development, sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership skills. The academic emphasis is to create “physically educated” children and to empower them to take personal responsibility for their health with enthusiasm. PFA also provides support to the schools for two years along with on-site training with each physical education teacher.

Five of the elementary schools in Bartlesville are now Project Fit America schools.

Photos courtesy of Laci Harris, BPSD Community Relations Coordinator
Ribbon-cutting
PE teacher Brittany Whaling and Principal Angie Linthacum at the ribbon-cutting, with Sara Freeman of Truity Credit Union, Brian Lawrence of Jane Phillips Medical Center, and BPSD administrators Dianne Martinez, Stephanie Curtis, and Jason Langham

Hula hoops
Principal Linthacum and students try out the new hula hoops.

Wilson Demonstration 1
A student demonstrates one of the new pieces of outdoor equipment.

Demonstration 2
A student demonstrates another new piece of equipment.

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

posted Oct 9, 2018, 12:46 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Oct 9, 2018, 12:46 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, 6:24 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Oct 3, 2018, 6:24 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

Project Fit America Ribbon-Cutting on 10/17

posted Sep 26, 2018, 11:01 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Sep 26, 2018, 11:02 AM ]

Jane Phillips Medical Center and Truity Credit Union are joining with Bartlesville Public School administrators, teachers, and students to celebrate the launch of Project Fit America (PFA) in two more district schools. Both Ranch Heights and Woodrow Wilson schools will join Hoover in being outfitted with indoor and outdoor fitness equipment and related curricula. The celebration includes a ribbon cutting ceremonies and students demonstrating exercises on their new outdoor fitness equipment, which is called their “Fit Pit!”  

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
10-11 a.m. - Woodrow Wilson Elementary School at 245 NE Spruce
2-3 p.m. - Ranch Heights Elementary School at 5101 Woodland Rd


Brittany Whaling, the physical education teacher at Wilson, stated, “I am excited to have the Project Fit America grant award for our school so I can learn new activities and games and so our students have the opportunity to be healthy and fit. I want my students to be a generation of healthy people who don’t just sit inside watching videos or playing video games.”

A grant funded by Jane Phillips Medical Center and Truity Credit Union provides the Project Fit America (PFA) program to each school which includes state-of-the-art fitness equipment specifically designed to address the deficit areas where children fail fitness tests. The grant includes installation and a dynamic curriculum with games, activities, and challenges for kids with PFA outdoor & indoor equipment. The program also teaches character development, sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership skills.  The academic emphasis is to create “physically educated” children and to empower them to take personal responsibility for their health with enthusiasm. PFA also provides support to the schools for two years along with on-site training with each physical education teacher.

“Research shows that not only is physical education important for a child’s physical development, it actually helps kids read and learn math. Physically active kids are better learners. Quality fitness in education has a direct impact not only a child’s health but their academic success,” said Stacey Cook, Executive Director of PFA.  “We are extremely proud of our partnership with Jane Phillips Medical Center and Truity Credit Union for their commitment to bring this program to the community and for their dedication to improving the health and wellness of children.”

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Mascot coloring contest results

posted Sep 19, 2018, 1:53 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Sep 19, 2018, 1:54 PM ]

Cheerleaders with contest entries
The cheerleaders received a lot of great entries in the Coloring Contest for their new mascot. The cheerleaders posed in front of entries posted in the High School Commons before the game on 9/14/2018.

COLORING CONTEST RESULTS
The winning entries are shown at the bottom of this post.


Pre-Kindergarten Winner: Gunner Liston, Jane Phillips

   Honorable Mention: Carly Odom, Wayside

 

Kindergarten Winner: Ryland Williams, Wayside

   Honorable Mention: Emerson Lindblom, Wayside

 

1st Grade Winner : Layla Kelton, Ranch Heights

   Honorable Mention: Olivia Barnes, Wilson

 

2nd Grade Winner: Emily Chambers, Wilson

   Honorable Mention: Payson Winward, Wayside

 

3rd Grade Winner : Tieg Christensen, Wayside

   Honorable Mention: Kasini Kalaiselvan, Hoover & Claire Brown, Wayside

 

4th Grade Winner: Avery Walker, Wayside

   Honorable Mention: Jaxon Hyde, Wayside & Hailey Hiatt, Wayside

 

5th Grade Winner: Aubri Tracy, Wayside

   Honorable Mention: Avery Tingler, Wayside & Averi Anderson, Wayside

Bruiser the Bruin and friend

New mascot coloring contest

posted Sep 10, 2018, 1:05 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Sep 10, 2018, 1:06 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

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