VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT BIXBY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
INVESTING TODAY FOR TOMORROW'S FUTURE
Bixby Public Schools is very fortunate to have walking its halls a plethora of wonderful certified and support staff. All of them literally make school a great place for kiddos to learn and grow each day. However, there exists a multifarious array of activities and events that simply require the number of adults for supervision and execution that we do not have available. From celebrations to state testing, a wide variety of activities require volunteers. Support received from the Bixby community, PTA, and PTO is vital to the success of our schools and students, and we very much appreciate the hours and hours our volunteers give and contribute to our successes. The Bixby Education Support Team (B.E.S.T.) combines all of our volunteer services into one, cohesive unit. This system provides for a wonderfully effective and efficient volunteer system for our schools and students.
- B.E.S.T. (Bixby Educational Support Team):
Bixby Public School's Board of Education policy defines a B.E.S.T. volunteer as a person "whose services are donated on a regular basis as a classroom aide or tutor and/or who work directly with students or in the classroom. Those persons matching this description must be registered with Bixby Education Support Team (B.E.S.T.) and attend a volunteer orientation." To better assist our volunteers, staff, and students, Bixby Public Schools requires an orientation familiarizing volunteers with school policy, safety plans, volunteer guidelines, classroom management strategies, confidentiality issues, and daily procedures to follow when volunteering. Principals and administrators are present to provide answers to questions that may arise.
Opportunities to Volunteer:
- Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students):
WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is the father involvement initiative of the National Center for Fathering that organizes fathers and father figures in order to provide positive male role models for the students and to enhance school security. For BEST volunteer training dates, check with your student's school.
There is good reason that Bixby is “Simply the Best.” The volunteer spirit is alive and well in Bixby. Thanks again for your time!
Are you interested in assisting teachers, students, and staff and sharing your talents and skills in the school or classroom on a regular basis--weekly, bi-weekly, monthly? This training is for you! Familiarize yourself with school policy, safety plans, volunteer guidelines, classroom management strategies, confidentiality issues, and daily procedures to follow when volunteering. Principals and administrators are present to provide answers to questions that may arise.
- Gain an introduction to site and district administrators
- Complete your paperwork
- Plan ahead: Safety & crisis response
- Learn appropriate responses to common situations
- Receive answers to important volunteer questions
When? B.E.S.T. Orientation training is conducted throughout the school year at each school site. If you are unable to attend a scheduled orientation you may watch the training module here. The forms below may be downloaded, completed, and brought to a scheduled orientation where they may be turned in upon completion of the training. You may also bring the completed forms to the Administration Building at 109 N. Armstrong.