Broken Arrow Public Schools is teaming up with the district’s PTA Council to host a Parent Awareness Night, which will provide parents with helpful resources regarding their teenagers from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on April 30 at Broken Arrow High School.
Topics will include growth and development, bullying and social media, suicide prevention, drug awareness and more.
“Several of our community partners have agreed to join us and offer their expertise with our Broken Arrow parents,” BAPS Executive Director of Student Services Derek Blackburn said. “We truly hope parents will take the opportunity to learn more about issues that may be affecting their teens in one way or another.”
Due to the sensitive nature of the topics, it is recommended that only parents with students in grades 4-12 attend.
This come-and-go event is participant driven and allows parents to choose from the following sessions:
Each session will be presented three times throughout the evening, so parents will have multiple opportunities to attend.
Should you have certain concerns or questions that you’d like addressed by our community partners, you can submit them prior to April 30 by emailing ParentAwarenessNight@baschools.org.
Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) is pleased to help Kindergarten transition become easier for parents by providing an informational meeting that will focus on what to expect as the new school year approaches. The annual “Kindergarten 101” parent meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 8, at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center located at 701 S. Main Street. This meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will last roughly an hour.
“We will discuss information about curriculum, daily schedules, transportation processes, and all of the nuts and bolts of kindergarten,” Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education Karla Dyess said. “We encourage all parents with an incoming kindergarten student to attend.”
BAPS is proud to have 15 elementary schools that give students a place to embark upon new adventures in a classroom environment. All children who turn five years old by or on Sept. 1, 2018, are eligible for enrollment as a 2018-19 kindergarten student. Kindergarten enrollment opens May 1. Please note that enrollment will not take place at this meeting.
Current Pre-K students attending BAPS Early Childhood Center (ECC) will not need to re-enroll. Parents will need to update their student's immunization records with their ECC in order for the student to be promoted.
For new students, parents will need to enroll using the online enrollment portal. The link to this portal will not be available until May 1. Visit the Enrollment Center section of the website for more information on new student enrollment.
For more information, please contact the elementary education division at 918-259-5756.
To congratulate and honor its “stars,” Broken Arrow Public Schools will recognize Site Teachers of the Year, Support Employees of the Year, retirees and service award recipients at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center.
“It is an honor to celebrate our employees who continually make it their mission to represent Broken Arrow Public Schools with incredible leadership and excellence every day,” Superintendent Dr. Janet Dunlop said. “The dedication these individuals show to our students and staff is what makes Broken Arrow such a special place.”
During this sit-down dinner, 28 Site Teachers of the Year are formally introduced, five are named finalists and one is honored as the District Teacher of the Year. This individual goes on to represent the district at the State Teacher of the Year Competition this summer.
In addition, five staff members will be recognized as Support Staff of the Year finalists with one being presented with the Beyond and Above Award. These employees are nominated by teachers, administrators, colleagues and supervisors for consistently going the extra mile in support of the district’s goals and objectives.
Throughout the evening, a number of retirees and service award recipients who have contributed 20 or more years of service will also be recognized for the positive impact they’ve made throughout their career.
“Each staff member recognized at the gala plays an important role in educating, equipping and empowering a community of learners,” Director of Employee Relations Adrienne Stout said. “Because of them, this district is a shining star in public education.”
Watch the event streaming live on http://arrowvision.tv/.
For the eighth consecutive year, the districtwide art show will allow students the opportunity to present their artistic talents and creativity to the Broken Arrow community May 1-11, Monday - Thursday (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and Friday - Saturday (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at Northeastern State University-Broken Arrow (NSU-BA). This free event is open to the public and will feature paintings, sculptures, photography and more from students in grades Pre-K through 12.
There will also be an open house for the art show from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1.
“Broken Arrow has a long tradition of quality visual arts programs in our schools,” said Director of Fine Arts Dr. Richard Dale. “Our districtwide art show, in partnership with NSU-BA, is a great opportunity to recognize these great programs and the many talented fine arts students. We hope that all of Broken Arrow will join us to experience the dedication our students have to their craft.”
The districtwide art show takes place in NSU-BA’s administrative services building, visitor’s center and ballroom, located at 3100 East New Orleans at the intersection of 101st street and the Creek Turnpike.
Doctors from Tulsa Bone & Joint and St. John Broken Arrow will provide athletic physicals to student-athletes who will be in grades 7-12 during the 2018-19 school year at 5:30 p.m. on May 7 at in the Broken Arrow High School Tiger Fieldhouse.
Cost for the physical is $20.
Stations include medical history form, height/weight, heart/lungs, blood pressure, and upper and lower extremity exams.
A physical dated after May 1, 2018, is required for students wishing to participate in athletics during the 2018-19 school year.
More than 500 student-athletes received their physicals last year at this event.