Broken Arrow High School’s senior class will walk across the renowned stage at the BOK Center to receive their diplomas at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
“We are pleased the Board of Education has once again approved the agreement with the BOK for our Class of 2019 graduation ceremony because this venue continues to exceed our expectations,” said Associate Superintendent of Student Services Chuck Perry.
For the past few years, the graduating class has exceeded the 1,000 mark making the larger venue a necessity. With a seating capacity of almost 16,000, the BOK Center provides ample seating for the family and friends of seniors who wish to attend the ceremony.
Students and their families will be provided more details about graduation throughout the spring semester.
Broken Arrow Public Schools elementary students will compete in a Junior Botball robotics competition at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, inside Tiger Field House on the campus of Broken Arrow High School.
Admission is $1 per person and concessions will be able for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Tiger Robotics program.
Through the Junior Botball robotics program, 4th and 5th grade students apply the engineering design process as they learn to write code in “C” language for their robot. Coding provides practice in computational thinking and logical reasoning skills.
In this competition, students will have five minutes to complete a robotics challenge. Students receive a pin for each completed challenge and will receive a trophy if they can complete seven challenges, including a mystery challenge.
For more information about the robotics program, please contact the district’s STEM Specialist Emily Lim at 918-449-5600.
The Broken Arrow Tigers will celebrate the first football state championship in school history by bringing the trophy to each of the district’s 15 elementary schools as part of a “Gold Ball Tour” starting Tuesday afternoon and running through Thursday.
Head Coach David Alexander and select seniors will visit multiple schools each day so students can meet their favorite Tigers and see the championship trophy up close.
“We know it takes an entire community to win a state title,” Alexander said. “This has been a long time coming, and we can’t wait to share it with everyone who has been cheering us on.”
Coaches and players will also visit classrooms to meet with their “Tiger Pals,” who sent them letters of support during the season.
The tour will visit Spring Creek, Aspen Creek, Wolf Creek, Leisure Park and Vandever on Tuesday; Arrowhead, Rhoades, Lynn Wood and Oak Crest on Wednesday; and Liberty, Highland Park, Timber Ridge, Creekwood, Country Lane Primary and Country Lane Intermediate on Thursday.
BROKEN ARROW FOOTBALL GOLD BALL TOUR SCHEDULE
Tuesday, Dec. 11
Wednesday, Dec. 12
Thursday, Dec. 13
The Oklahoma Music Educators Association (OKMEA) recently awarded all-state honors to a school-record 26 Broken Arrow High School band students.
The process to earn this prestigious recognition starts with a series of blind musical auditions with a screen separating the performer and the judges. Preliminary auditions are held at 10 regional sites across Oklahoma with a specific quota per site advancing to the next round.
The final evaluation took place last Saturday with more blind performance auditions. Students who advanced to the finals were given just four weeks to perfect new audition music once they qualified. The top-scoring students on each instrument earn spots on the all-state bands. Those students will meet at the OKMEA’s annual convention in January with a nationally-acclaimed conductor. The conductor and students rehearse for two days to prepare for All-State concerts to conclude the Oklahoma Music Educators Conference.
Congratulations to the following Broken Arrow students for earning all-state recognition:
Flute - Kara Buchanan - Wind Ensemble
Flute - Monica Malcolm - Symphonic Band
Flute - Jayci Gould - Symphonic Band
Flute - Megan Hicks - Orchestra
Flute - Addison Smith - Alternate
Oboe - Anna Manes - Symphonic Band
Oboe - Fernanda Sanchez - Orchestra
Oboe - Alivia Jenson - Alternate
Clarinet - Dylan Parks - Symphonic Band
E flat Clarinet – Chesney Grimes – Alternate
Alto Saxophone – Chase Wolters - Alternate
Trumpet - James Trainer Stauffer - Wind Ensemble
Trumpet - Luke Antloger - Wind Ensemble
Trumpet - Steven Van Heel - Symphonic Band
Trumpet - Aiden Catlin - Symphonic Band
Trumpet - Garron Denney - Orchestra
Horn - Caleb Martin - Orchestra
Horn - Josiah Courtney – Orchestra
Horn - Mason Simmons - Orchestra
Trombone - Madison Jensen - Wind Ensemble
Trombone - Kamden Minor - Symphonic Band
Trombone - Kyle Van Pelt - Symphonic Band
Euphonium - McKenzie Munson - Wind Ensemble
Euphonium - Shawn Carey
Tuba - Logan Winiecke - Symphonic Band
Tuba - Caleb Shelton - Alternate
On Jan. 22, every Broken Arrow Public Schools student in grades Pre-K through 12 will experience a “virtual” school day while teachers participate in professional development sessions.
Students in Pre-K through seventh grade will receive an assignment for each content area, and students in grades 8 through 12 will utilize their Google Chromebooks to finish required assignments. All assignments are expected to be completed at home.
“Last year, we successfully held a virtual day for our high school students, and we wanted to pilot one for the entire district,” said Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services Karla Dyess. “We are hoping that if we ever need to utilize a virtual day instead of a snow day, we will be successful and ready.”
High school buses will not run, with the exception of Tulsa Technology Center (TTC) and Northeastern State University (NSU) buses. TTC and NSU students will still be required to attend classes on their respective campuses.
In addition, in-season sports (basketball, swimming and wrestling) will continue to hold scheduled games and practices. Other varsity sports may hold practice at the discretion of the coaches. Off-season middle school sports will NOT hold practice.
Fine arts activities will be held as scheduled. Program directors will communicate with students as necessary.
Detailed information will be provided by your child’s school site in the coming months.