Spartan Families & Staff: Please see here: https://5il.co/l8ra for a follow-up to Supt. Miller's update from this past Friday. This additional information provides clarification on the district's isolation/quarantine protocols relative to COVID-19. Did you miss Friday's update? Catch up here: https://www.bixbyps.org/article/310714?org=bixby-public-schools
Sunday Snapshot and Reminders: Reminder: Don't forget meals are free through Dec. 31st! However, see the link below for details and information on the Free and Reduced Lunch Application and why it's important to fill it out! https://5il.co/kuty Our Sunday Snapshot this week is a shout out to Mrs. Cook and all of our amazing Spartan Connection Academy Teachers! With so much to learn in a whole new world of teaching virtually, you all are rocking it! Thank you Mrs. Langston for sharing this with us! "I also know teachers are amazing humans. But, the interaction between teachers and students is just incredible to watch. It’s something I haven’t been able to see first hand until this year. She barely knows Jules but is able to make Jules feels so special. Wren’s teacher is the same and I’m sure I’ll post about her, too! Thank you virtual teachers for making these kids feel so great ❤️"
Spartans, please see the link below for an important update from Supt. Miller. "As we finish our second full week of regular, in-person instruction for students, I would like to provide a quick update relative to our district’s current COVID-19 status...For those who are monitoring the numbers of active and cumulative COVID cases on our webpage, www.bixbyps.org/covid-data, we have added new information today. " See the full update here: bixbyps.org/article/310714?org=bixby-public-schools
We've zigged, we've zagged, and now we are zipping to Blanchard for Friday Night Lights! See below for a message from Coach M! What a crazy week! As many of you know, our varsity game against Stillwater was canceled Monday. We then set up a game against Stigler that was cancelled yesterday. By the end of the day, we solidified a game with Blanchard who had cancelation against New Castle! We are all set to play tonight at Blanchard at 7pm. We will be their homecoming and the inaugural game in their new stadium! We are taking a roster of primarily futures players, and are so excited for these student athletes to get to compete in a Friday night atmosphere. If anyone would like to catch the livestream of the game, below is the link to their athletic website that should show the game live tonight. As always, thanks for supporting our student athletes! https://blanchardathletics.com/2020/08/25/blanchard-lions-live-events/
Reminder! Parents of 10th-12th graders: If you haven't already, please complete annual Chromebook Insurance renewal paperwork. If we haven't received an updated form by Friday, September 18th, your child's device will be deemed uninsured for this school year. The online form can be found at https://bixbyps.info/ChromebookPaperwork. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
This Friday's football game against Stillwater has been cancelled. See here for details! Our Spartans will be taking a squad to Stigler instead of heading to Stillwater. https://tulsaworld.com/sports/high-school/high-school-football-bixby-stillwater-showdown-canceled-over-coronavirus-concerns/article_7866de26-f6a7-11ea-9c8f-2f34dbb9e4bd.html
Bixby Athletic Events will require ONLY online tickets to enter the games. To get your tickets go to GoFan.co and purchase your tickets to the game you choose.
Sunday snapshots & important reminders for the upcoming week! Reminders: Keep up the great work, Spartans! Remember to screen your student(s) daily before sending them to school and always err on the side of caution if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. As far as masks go, you're doing awesome! Let's continue to work together in our mitigation efforts so we can stay in school! Remember, you can stay up-to-date on BPS COVID Data here: bixbyps.org/covid-data. Sunday Snapshots: The pics below are a very small glimpse into of all of the magic happening in Bixby Schools! Our teachers are truly incredible! Over the past few months they have been completely redefining what education looks like. They have googled, scanned, screenshotted, flip-gridded (that's a verb right?!), designed, aligned, collaborated, innovated, and REINVENTED all the things in the midst of much uncertainty. Seeing them in action is nothing short of inspiring!
As Spartans, we are grateful to have this humbling piece of history right here in our community. This steel beam from the Twin Towers, resting at Washington Irving Park, serves as a reminder of not only the tragic events of 9/11/2001 and all of the lives lost, but also of the strength and resilience of our heroes. May we never forget. "If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate." - Sandy Dahl, Wife of Flight 93 Pilot, Jason Dahl
It's Board Meeting Night and that brings another month of special recognitions! Tonight, we are grateful to celebrate Tulsa Pier Drilling, an essential vendor in getting our new scoreboard up and running at Spartan Stadium JUST in time for our first game! Also, the Spartan Spirit Award was presented to Amy Nielsen who organized 8 days of childcare for our staff kiddos during our cohort weeks! Thank you Amy for all you do for our community! You encompass so much of what being a Spartan is all about!
Dinner plans tonight? Stop in at Cici's Pizza at 89th and Memorial and participate in the Cici's Pizza for PPE Fundraiser! Thank you Cici's for supporting Bixby Schools! See more information here: https://share.peachjar.com/flyers/1029525/districts/14705
Spartans, we are so excited to see you tomorrow! A few reminders: - Complete the Family Screening Checklist: https://5il.co/id0h before coming to school! - Don't forget your mask! - Return Chromebooks (PK-6). - Wash your hands frequently. - No charge for school meals through December. - Visitors will not be permitted past the front office. To protect the health and safety of all BPS students and staff, please report all positive COVID cases to school admin. We will strictly maintain the privacy of all students and staff who test positive. One last reminder, please be patient during arrival and dismissal as this will be our first day back with all students!
BPS Meal Update: Beginning Tuesday, September 8th, ALL BPS students will be able to receive free breakfast and lunch at all school sites. This was made possible by an extension to a waiver granted by the USDA earlier this week. See here for more details: https://www.bixbyps.org/article/292627?org=bixby-public-schools Have a great weekend, Spartans!
Spartan Stadium is officially SOLD OUT for tonight's game! To watch our Bixby Spartans take on the Trojans, fans can access the live stream at the link below for $18 or listen on the radio on 1430am the Buzz! Go Spartans! http://varsitystream.com/bixby-spartans/home.html
For the first time in Spartan history, our varsity FB team has earned a spot in the USA Today's Super 25 National High School Rankings. Congratulations to Coach Montgomery, his coaches, our Spartan athletes, and everyone involved in supporting Bixby Athletics and BPS! https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/highschool/2020/09/01/high-school-football-rankings-national-super-25/5672196002/
Spartans, Please see the link below for an important update from Supt. Miller relative to post-Labor Day plans. Have a wonderful weekend! https://www.bixbyps.org/article/296842?org=bixby-public-schools
Spartans: Don't forget to grab your tickets to tonight's football game! Kickoff is at 7 PM! See you under the Friday Night Lights! Purchase Tickets: bixbyps.info/tickets Review Protocols: https://www.bixbyps.org/article/295186?org=bixby-public-schools
Sometimes the greatest lessons are taught by students. Thank you, Sydney, for reminding us that challenging times are simply an opportunity to grow. "I want to look back on this year and be so grateful and thankful, look back and think, regardless of the circumstances, I made the best of this bad situation and had a great year with all my friends and learned a lot and grew a lot," Bush said. https://ktul.com/news/local/bixby-senior-staying-positive-about-distance-learning
Spartan Fans, Our coaches and athletic teams have done an outstanding job throughout summer camps and the return to school in mitigating the spread of COVID-19. As we welcome our community back into Lee Snider Stadium, we need your help to ensure these mitigation efforts continue. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe and healthy as we gather under the Friday Night Lights to cheer on our Spartans! See here for details on ticket sales and stadium protocol: https://www.bixbyps.org/article/295186?org=bixby-public-schools
It's Tuesday, Spartans! Time to enter your Grab & Go Meal requests for next week! See the link below for instructions and details for both Distance Learning and Spartan Connection Academy! https://www.bixbyps.org/article/292627?org=bixby-public-schools
Peach Jar Pro Tip! Access Notification Settings from any Peachjar Email: - The default flyer delivery frequency is set to "Daily." - This means each flyer will be sent within 24 hours of being posted. - To change your delivery frequency, you can click “Manage Delivery Preferences” at the bottom of any Peachjar email. - Additionally, if you have created a parent account, you can log in to your Peachjar account, click “My Account” and then “Notification Preferences”. You can also make changes related to school site notification preferences here as well.
Spartans, see the link below for Grab & Go Meal Procedures for both Distance Learning as well as Spartan Connection Academy. Flyers have been sent out via Peach Jar as well! Families will need to complete the meal request form on Tuesday 8/25 for the week of 8/31. https://www.bixbyps.org/article/292627?org=bixby-public-schools
Spartans, see the link below for an update from Supt. Miller on our experiences with the first cohort this week. We have enjoyed a successful reopening so far and look forward to welcoming cohort RED (last names L-Z) on Monday. Students enrolled in our Spartan Connection Academy will also begin programming Monday. Have a great weekend! https://youtu.be/jf_WINSAoHc
Early Release Schedule & How it Applies to Distance Learning Days: - Early Release Fridays begin on Friday, August 21st which is a Distance Learning Day. - Students in grades K- 6 will follow their regular distance learning schedule found in the distance learning guide, specific to your child's teacher's schedule. - Students in grades 7-12 can tune into their classes according to the Early Release Friday Bell Schedule which can be found here: https://www.bixbyps.org/o/bixby-high-school/page/school-day-schedule--17. - For specific students who are on campus, transportation will run according to the Early Release Friday schedule for their school site. School Day Schedules can be found on each school site's webpage under Explore/School Day Schedule. - Please contact your school site with any questions.
Spartan Family, Due to much media coverage at our school sites this morning as we began our first day, and out of our commitment to ensuring accurate information is communicated, we are sharing this press release both with our school family as well as local media. Please keep in mind, with any future incidents, according to our Return to Learn Protocol, BPS will notify via text message only those individuals who are directly affected or may have come in contact with a student or staff member testing positive, pursuant to health department guidelines and federal privacy laws. See here: https://5il.co/jqd0
Spartans, a few important updates about meals! **All families should ensure their child's My School Bucks meal account has funds OR send a check to school on your student's first day. We would like to avoid cash if possible.** Grab & Go Meals are back on distance learning days as well as for Spartan Connection Academy students! Traditional Students: - Students will be charged for meals at their normal rate! - Families should have received an email and a text today with a form link to request meals on their cohort Friday (distance learning day). - We will have more info to come on the procedure for Grab & Go meals beginning 8/31 for distance learning! Spartan Connection Academy Students: - Students will be charged for meals at their normal rate! - Grab and Go Meals are available to you beginning 8/24 when SCA starts school! - Details and flyer with link and instructions will be sent to SCA families tomorrow afternoon!
Spartans, please see the link below for a video update from Supt. Miller. Video: https://youtu.be/6dx3aijQJq8 Important Document Links referred to in the video: Distance Learning Guide: https://5il.co/ihrp Protocols Flowchart: https://5il.co/jk64 Student Screening Checklist: https://5il.co/id0h Return to Learn Webpage: bixbyps.info/returntolearn
Supt. Miller is a tough man to surprise, but tonight, we pulled it off! Congressman Hern attended our Board of Education meeting to honor Mr. Miller as the United States House of Representatives Veteran of the Month! Spartans, please join us in celebration of Supt. Miller as we thank him for his many years of service in the United States Marine Corps and now for his service to our community as BPS Superintendent. Mr. Miller, we are so proud and grateful that you're a Spartan! Also, a huge thanks to Congressman Hern for taking the time to visit Bixby!
Spartans, please see the link below for the latest Return to Learn update from Supt. Miller! Stay tuned later this week for a video update as well! Have a wonderful day! August 10th Update: https://5il.co/jbqh
2020 Back to School at a Glance has been posted at the link below! bixbyps.info/2020backtoschool Specific communication on all of these events will be coming from school sites as well! It's another great day to be a Spartan!
Jeremie Poplin at Talk Radio 1170 KFAQ talked with our very own Superintendent Miller this morning about our plan to go back to school in Bixby! You can catch the full interview here! https://post.futurimedia.com/kfaq…/playlist/listen-2516.html
Spartans, Please see here: https://www.bixbyps.org/article/272226?org=bixby-public-schools to review the information presented at tonight's Board of Education meeting as well as a recording of the live stream. Please continue to use our Return to Learn Feedback Form at https://bixbyps.info/returntolearnfeedback to submit questions and/or concerns.
Reminder: The Bixby Board of Education meeting is this evening at 6 PM. Guests are welcome to attend in-person. The meeting will also be live streamed on our YouTube Channel: bixbyps.info/youtube! Click subscribe on our channel if you'd like a notification!
Return to Learn Update: BPS has scheduled a special board meeting on Monday, July 27th at 6 PM to discuss updated plans relative to the reopening of schools. This meeting will be live streamed and community members are also welcome to attend in-person. Live stream details will be posted on Monday. Additionally, we will be providing a 24-hour grace period following the meeting for families to make their enrollment option decision.
Spartan Families, Please see the link below for an important update on Return to Learn starting with a message from Supt. Miller. Other items also included are: Distance Learning Guidelines, and Spartan Connection Academy Virtual School Procedures. See the full update here: https://www.bixbyps.org/article/272226?org=bixby-public-schools
Spartans, please visit this link for an important message: https://5il.co/iegk "I am suggesting today that we need to move beyond these relatively minor differences and seek to find common ground...To commit to the premise that we are all trying to do our best to serve, support, and protect our students, our community members, and our employees." ~ Supt. Miller
For this evening's Board of Education meeting, guests can join us two ways: 1. Attend the meeting in person at the school admin building at 109 N Armstrong. If attending, you will need to wear a mask. 2. Tune in via live stream on the BPS YouTube channel here: https://bixbyps.info/youtube. Live stream will begin when we get to the Return to Learn portion of our agenda. ****Our Return to Learn webpage is now complete and live at https://bixbyps.info/returntolearn.
BPS Families & Staff, We have been made aware that a copy of our Return to Learn Guide is being circulated publicly. Although we are always committed to being transparent and communicative, we need everyone to understand this plan is currently a draft to be considered by the Board of Education this evening. Please plan to tune in with us via live stream (link coming this afternoon) as we discuss this guide in its entirety and prepare to release all of this information to our community following the board meeting. Thank you for your understanding.
Spartans, just a quick reminder that our July Board of Education Meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, July 16th at 6 PM. As always, this is an open meeting and anyone is welcome to attend. Those planning to attend in-person will need to wear a mask. Additionally, we will be live streaming the portion of the meeting pertaining to our Return to Learn Plan. Link/access information will be provided prior to the meeting.
Elementary & intermediate families, please see the link below for information on ordering school supply boxes through EPI! View the flyer: https://share.peachjar.com/flyers/1005743/districts/14705
Looking for a basketball camp this summer? Spartan Coaches Tina Thomas, and Sam Fairchild have some upcoming opportunities for both boys (grades 1-8) and girls (grades 2-9). See flyer links below for details and registration information. Boys: https://share.peachjar.com/flyers/1003990/districts/14705 Girls: https://share.peachjar.com/flyers/1003991/districts/14705
BPS Families, I want to take a few minutes to share where we are relative to planning for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, including a summary of the results from our recent parent survey. We greatly appreciate your active participation in this process as your suggestions are critically important. View the update here: https://5il.co/hx17 - Supt. Miller
Bixby Spartan Baseball will be hosting a camp July 13th-15th! See the flyer link below for details and registration information. https://share.peachjar.com/flyers/1003455/districts/14705
Spartans, our BPS Family Survey relative to the return to school in August will close at 8 PM tonight! If you haven't responded please do so today! Please review the information previously sent by visiting bixbyps.info/june2020update. The survey link is accessible there as well. Thank you for your feedback!
Spartans, the June Primary Election Day is right around the corner, Tuesday, June 30th! Have you made plans to VOTE? TODAY at 5 PM is the deadline to request an absentee ballot! Visit: https://okvoterportal.okelections.us to submit your request as well as view sample ballots/polling places (many have changed). Early Voting: June 25th-27th 8 AM- 6 PM at the Tulsa County Election Board at 555 N. Denver. #spartansvote
Spartans, I want to provide a quick update on our planning for the next semester in Bixby Public Schools. The Bixby Board of Education and district leadership have been evaluating various options for the resumption of school in August. Please review these options by visiting bixbyps.info/june2020update. We invite all families to share their feedback with us via the survey accessible there as well. Thank you for your help! -Supt. Miller
Attention incoming 7th and 8th graders! Due to an unforeseen conflict, we have made a slight change to 8th Grade Cheer tryout dates! Tryouts will now be June 24 from 9-11 AM & June 25 from 3-5 PM at the Cheer Gym. Please contact Coach Krista Wright for required paperwork and details. You can also visit bixbyps.info/2020tryouts for more information on all summer athletics and activities.
It's a beautiful day for a graduation, Spartans! 2020 Commencement Info & FAQs: https://bixbyps.info/2020commencement Live Stream Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=Uzul8H-Zm-w&fbclid=IwAR0t6x8N-c0dhtpsVr_YnceEVWlsKaxhKycegS73kmFleiDbHaV3Q_t8TQg&app=desktop
Good morning, Spartans! We have an important message for you from Supt. Miller today. Please visit the link below to view this message in its entirety. Wishing everyone a wonderful day! "I do know that we don’t have to live another person’s experiences to empathize or care. We just need to listen, without bias or judgment, and allow our hearts to be moved to make change. We should genuinely listen to our fellow citizens and hear their stories. Seek to understand. Work with others in our community to help make our schools, our city, and our world a better place for every human being." - Supt. Miller https://5il.co/h23d
Hey there, Class of 2020! See below for ALL THINGS COMMENCEMENT! Please read the FAQ document carefully from beginning to end, as lots of important details are included related to the schedule for the day and decisions regarding all other senior events! FAQ: bixbyps.info/gradfaq Remember, you can keep up with all updates related to graduation at: bixbyps.info/2020commencement
Supt. Miller spoke with KRMG yesterday about our Class of 2020 Commencement plans! BPS is thrilled to properly celebrate our seniors in a memorable, meaningful celebration here at the Home of the Spartans! Much thought has gone into this decision. Catch the story and listen to the full interview here: https://www.krmg.com/news/local/bixby-public-schools-will-have-live-graduation-ceremony/hDgZq03AK5RyZZpoZHzrBJ/
Camp Invention has reinvented its routine to comply with CDC guidelines! See the link below for more information and registration details! Don't miss this wonderful summer opportunity for students entering grades K-6! https://share.peachjar.com/flyers/991888/districts/14705
Did you miss the live update earlier today? Get a glimpse of Supt. Miller's multitasking skills as he shares our End-of-Year Newsletter here: https://www.bixbyps.org/article/248200?org=bixby-public-schools Have a wonderful summer, Spartans!
BHS has three seniors who were selected to the Oklahoma Academic All-State: Tara Eldridge, Aidan Sudler, and Jonah Wagner. We will be tuning in this weekend as they are recognized and we hope you'll join in! Congratulations, Tara, Aidan, and Jonah, on this incredible honor! See here for OETA access information: http://www.oeta.tv/watch/access/
Tune in tomorrow, May 15th at noon for a live update as Supt. Miller shares our End-of-Year Newsletter! We will not be hosting live Q&A, however, feel free to post your questions on the live update feed and we will use them to create new FAQs to be shared along with the full video and newsletter afterward. Can't tune in at noon? No worries, we will share all of these items with you via the BPS website as well!
Spartan families, In order to ascertain the level of need in our community, we ask that you fill out this survey if your Bixby student does NOT have access to the internet and/or a device to complete schoolwork at home. The survey will need to be completed separately for each child enrolled at BPS. Survey link: https://bixbyps.info/techaccess Thank you!
Peach Jar Pro Tip! Parents, BPS "muted" Peach Jar, so to speak, during distance learning with the exception of internal flyers, as to not overwhelm families with more information coming electronically. We will be "unmuting" as of today. Remember, you can control how often you receive Peach Jar emails! See pics for details!
Mr. Gerald Davenport will be the Honorary Marshal of tonight’s Senior Parade immediately following Officer Kendrick. Mr. Davenport is retiring this year after 6 years of teaching at BHS. He has built the AP Physics classes from under 10 to over 100 students in these 6 years. He was an attorney in Texas for 30 years prior to teaching. Honored as the 2018-2019 BHS Teacher of the Year, he’s an amazing educator who builds strong relationships with students and guides them to success. He has changed the lives of countless students by building their confidence and inspiring them to greatness. We hope to see you tonight, Spartans! Please review the route, map, and guidelines and make sure you’re observing social distancing protocols. If you are tuning in via FB Live, you will want to visit the Bixby High School page at 6:30 PM!
Mrs. Crull's Bixby Middle School students have been participating in a virtual book club over the novel "The Outsiders." Mrs. Crull posts daily activities to help connect kids to the novel. "Chalk It Up" prompted students to create one of the characters from the novel. Join us in celebrating the winning entries! Congrats to Kendall and Joe for their Cherry and Ponyboy creations!
To our fantastic BPS teachers. While this week is considered the "official" Teacher Appreciation Week, I want you to know how much we value your dedication and commitment to our students and our district, every day of the year. Thank you for all you do! https://5il.co/fuuf
Spartans, BPS has outlined procedures for families to gather items FROM school as well as return items TO school as we conclude the 2019-2020 school year. Please see below for details. Principals will be communicating specific schedules and/or sign-ups. English: https://5il.co/fttq Spanish: https://5il.co/fttp Questions or concerns? Please email your school principal.
BPS will be hosting our Annual Needs Assessment and Public Hearing Meeting on Wednesday, May 13th from 11:00-12:30. We will discuss the following programs: Indian Education Title I Title IIA Title III and Immigrant Title IV We will also review district data, site report cards, 2019-2020 testing, etc. The meeting is open to parents, community members, and teachers to attend (virtually). Join via Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/hae-iuhz-xxr Join via Call: +1 567-707-0026 PIN: 343 438 907#
Spartans, if you have not mailed your application for your specialty Bixby Public Schools license plate, be sure and get it to the post office before they close TODAY! Let's make sure we get these into production! Access the form here: https://bixbyps.info/spartanplate
Spartans, mark your calendar! BHS is hosting a Graduation Parade for the Class of 2020 next Thursday, May 7th at 6:30 PM! Mr. Adams will be communicating specifics to senior families later this week! See here for details: https://bixbyps.info/seniorparade RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2839388106097259/
All this time we thought Chemistry and Physics were high school courses... ...not if Mrs. Sumler is your first grade teacher! Her students at Central Elementary, did an experiment to observe how ice melts differently in salt water versus fresh water. Piper learned that ice melts very quickly in salt water! Great job, Piper!
Spartans, as you well know, these unprecedented times have forced many of our regular procedures to be amended to ensure the health and safety of our school community. This includes, of course, tryouts for sports. Please see the link below for more information. We will continue to update this news story as more information becomes available. https://bixbyps.info/2020tryouts
Spartan families, please see here, https://5il.co/f2ji, for the latest update from Supt. Miller including end of year dates and details.
Tonight the Bixby Board of Education conducted their first regular monthly meeting via video conference. Visit our YouTube channel to view the meeting in its entirety here: https://youtu.be/cm_HBArfC0k.
We made it, Spartans...to FRIYAY, that is! Also, through the launch of a BPS Distance Learning Plan (words we never thought we'd utter)! BPS has now added all PK-8 Weekly Learning Menus to our Distance Learning Hub at bixbyps.info/distancelearning! We are excited to share these simple, meaningful plans with our PK-8 families! Thank you to our INCREDIBLE teachers for all their hard work! Also, we have added Supt. Miller's live update video and FAQ's at bixbyps.info/distancelearningplan as well! Wishing a great weekend to all!
Spartans, Our BPS Distance Learning Plan is officially LAUNCHED and we are here to walk you through it! 1. Start with the overview from Supt. Miller at bixbyps.info/distancelearningplan. 2. Look over the included Distance Learning Guide carefully! 3. Visit (and bookmark) our Distance Learning Hub at bixbyps.info/distancelearning. 4. Join us live on our Facebook page at noon for an update and Q&A with Supt. Miller! See you then!
Good evening, We have added an update to our COVID-19 FAQs, including tentative plans for a possible high school graduation and other senior class activities. bixbyps.info/COVIDFAQ It is IMPORTANT to remember that these plans are contingent on the issuance of revised social distancing guidance by both the state and federal governments. To give our seniors the best chance for a physical graduation ceremony, we have pushed the dates into the summer in hopes that the COVID-19 crisis may dissipate to a level that will allow for these types of large public events.The safety of our students, families, and staff will remain the primary consideration for any planning. These dates are being shared to provide students and families with as much time as possible to plan. While a June graduation is not ideal -- and may exclude participation from some students in the senior class -- we believe it is the best current option. Of course, if conditions improve unexpectedly over the next 30 days, these plans can be adjusted back to earlier dates. The district will also be sharing our Distance Learning Plan with families tomorrow morning. Specific learning plans for each grade level will be published on our web page (www.bixbyps.org) on Monday, April 6 at 9:00 a.m. I want to publicly thank our teachers and administrators for their quick and purposeful work in developing these learning plans. They've done an extraordinary job given the circumstances. Finally, I will be hosting a Facebook Live event from noon to 12:30 tomorrow to give another update and answer questions. If you are not able to view the event live, a recording will be made available later in the afternoon. Please continue to review the FAQs often to stay abreast of any changes. Thank you for your continued support of Bixby Schools! Rob Miller Superintendent
BPS has rescheduled our Pre-K and new Kindergarten enrollment date. We will open for enrollment on May 11th at 12:00 PM. Please complete our survey regarding internet/device access for enrollment at http://bixbyps.info/PKsurvey. See here for all information about 2020-2021 PreK and new Kindergarten enrollment: http://bixbyps.info/2020prek.
BPS families, beginning tomorrow we will modify our food distribution process to limit physical contact and enhance the safety of families and staff. When loading, we will ask to place meals in the back of the vehicle, in an empty passenger seat, or in the trunk. Thank you.
Bixby Public Schools rounded up TONS of cleaning supplies to donate to our first responders at Bixby Police Station and Bixby Fire Department as well as our area hospitals. We are so grateful for the ability to assist in this small way! Reach out to the healthcare professionals you know and send them a word of encouragement today. #spreadkindnessnotgerms #washyourhands
Supt. Miller will be live on our Facebook page at noon! We will begin with an update and then address as many of your questions as the time frame allows. Post your questions in the comments of the live video once it begins! https://www.facebook.com/BixbyPS
BPS families, please see https://5il.co/e5p9 for the latest update from Supt. Miller. Also, we will be hosting another live video update tomorrow, Thursday 3/26, at noon from our main BPS Facebook page. If you cannot join us, not to worry! We will post the entire video and updated FAQ's at bixbyps.info/coronavirusupdate.
Hello, Spartans! A couple of important reminders: - School site main offices will be open Tuesday, 3/24 from 12 PM to 3 PM for families to pick up medications or essential items from school. This is not a requirement at all, just an opportunity if needed. If you cannot make it at this time, please contact your site principal via e-mail. - BPS will begin our Grab & Go Meal services Tuesday, 3/24 as well. Visit bixbyps.info/grabandgomeals for all of the details. Wishing everyone a wonderful and healthy day!
We have had SO many asking about how to volunteer during these uncertain times. This is a challenge when social distancing is imperative. We'd love to have your help in providing "lunch notes" for our grab and go meals. We will begin this service on Tuesday, March 24th and we will need hundreds of notes! What a great activity for your kiddos to help with! Drop off your notes at the admin building and let's spread some J-O-Y together (but apart)!
Spartans, tune in with us live on Friday, March 20th for an update from Supt. Miller focused on logistics relative to the upcoming state-mandated school closure effective through April 6th. RSVP here: https://bixbyps.info/3-20liveupdate. If you're able to join us live, drop your questions in the live video comments. We will address as many as our time frame allows as well as compile an updated FAQ document to be posted on our website. Not available tomorrow? Not a Facebook user? Not to worry! We will share the video and updated FAQ’s on all regular communication channels following the live update as well on our website at bixbyps.info/coronavirusupdate.
Spartan families, at the direction of the State Board of Education, Bixby schools will be closed until April 6th. Click the link below for more information from Supt. Miller. https://5il.co/dtdt
Spartan families, Please see here: https://5il.co/do2w for a letter relative to BPS' novel coronavirus (COVID-19) preparedness. Don't forget, you can stay up-to-date on all correspondence related to this topic at https://bixbyps.info/coronavirusupdate. I wish all of our students and families a safe, restful, and productive spring break. Take some time to rest, read a good book, enjoy time with each other, play outside, work in the garden, walk the dog, visit friends, binge-watch your favorite shows on Netflix, and of course, wash your hands a lot! - Supt. Miller
Spartan family, please visit the link below for the latest BPS update relative to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). https://bixbyps.info/coronavirusupdate
It's time for the March edition of our Fine Arts Newsletter! Check it out! Thank you, Mr. Pearson, for sharing all of this awesomeness with us! https://bixbyps.info/MarFineArts
Organized by one of our very own BHS Leadership students, Soul to Sole will be hosting a parent's night out event to help raise money for Make-A-Wish! See the details here: https://share.peachjar.com/flyers/965428/districts/14705
August 2020 will bring the newest addition to our Bixby Schools family as we open the doors to West Elementary and Intermediate! Check out the latest aerial photos! Projects like this are made possible because of our community support! Thank you, Spartan family, for helping us keep BPS the BEST place to teach and learn! #bonddollarsatwork #inBESTment
Do you have a student-athlete who will be participating in BPS school sports in 2020-2021? Physicals are required for them to begin participation! Visit here for information on BPS All-Athlete Physicals Night: https://www.bixbyspartanathletics.com/physicals Need a reminder? RSVP to our FB Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1104628776596522/
Spartans, check out Fieldhouse Gear for this year's Special Olympics line! Also, for the FIRST TIME our Special Olympics fans can purchase the SAME gear that our athletes wear!! Check out this link below for this STUDENT DESIGNED shirt as well as the entire collection! This link will be available through March 15th. https://www.shopfieldhousegear.com/collections/bixby-special-olympics-1
In case you missed it last night, click below to access information on All Things Pre-K 2020-2021! Also included is a follow-up with clarification on many of the great questions posed at last night's event! We will continue to communicate details via our website and BPS app as they become available! https://bixbyps.info/2020prek
Northeast Intermediate Music, Art and P.E. classes joined forces today for one cohesive collaborative experience in honor of #youthartsday! Music provided a country/jazz selection and P.E. line danced all while Art students completed a collaborative mural focused on Oklahoma! We can't wait to share the final product with you!
Mark your calendar for BOC's Food Trucks 4 Kids! March 26th, April 16th, and May 14th at Bentley Park! See here for details! https://www.facebook.com/events/475380990046739/
Our number of the week is $535,000! This is the total amount Bridge the Gap has donated DIRECTLY TO CLASSROOMS since 2016! Truly amazing! Their annual Sparta Gala is coming up on April 4th! Don't forget to purchase your tickets by March 15th! Learn more here: https://share.peachjar.com/flyers/962537/districts/14705
Pre-K Informational Night is tomorrow! Please share with any incoming Pre-K families you know and help us make sure they don't miss this informational night on all things BPS Pre-K for 2020-2021! Parking and entrance map is posted on our Facebook event page! https://www.facebook.com/events/580300732698260/
Congrats to BHS Senior, Allie Williams! She won an Honorable Mention with a short story titled “Like Frogs” in the Ringling College of Art and Design’s 5th Annual Storytellers of Tomorrow competition! Allie, along with the other awardees, will soon be published authors here: https://www.ringling.edu/writingcontest
Spartans, join Bridge the Gap for this year’s 2020 Sparta Gala! Tickets will only be available until March 15th or until sold out!! Last year’s event sold out quickly, so don’t delay if you'd like to attend!!! www.bidpal.net/SpartaGala2020
It's time for our Number of the Week! That number is...$3224.00, the exact number of dollars donated to our school media centers this year thanks to Not Your Mama's Craft Show hosted by Spartan parent, Joely Flegler! Joely traveled to each site to deliver the checks in person! Our community is simply the best! Please join us as we thank Joely for all she does to support Bixby Schools! #publicschoolproud #gratefulspartans
Calling all 2020-2021 Pre-K Families! Please join us on Thursday, March 5th for an Informational Parent Night! Spartans, help us spread the word! If you have a friend or neighbor entering Pre-K in August, tag them below! Enrollment FAQ's: https://bixbyps.info/2020enrollment RSVP Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/580300732698260/
We begin our celebration of #publicschoolsweek by sharing the first edition of our new Fine Arts Newsletter! The on-goings in this department are a huge part of the reason BPS is the best place to teach and learn! Check it out! #publicschoolproud https://bixbyps.info/FebFineArts
Spartans at the Capitol 2020 kicked off today with lots of great discussions! Education funding, teacher recruitment and retention, and preserving revenue streams were at the top of our list. A huge thanks to Rep. May, Rep. Dills, Rep. Lawson, Rep. Boatman, Sen. Newhouse, Rep. Provenzano, Rep. John Waldron, Rep. Ross Ford and Sen. Carri Hicks for joining us and for all that you do for Oklahoma students! If you'd like to join us on the next trip, sign up at: bixbyps.info/2020capitol!
The long-standing partnership between BPS and the BOC has impacted countless families! BOC is launching a new program this spring...Break Boxes! These boxes will feed entire families over school breaks as we combat food insecurity together! BPS will be hosting a DISTRICT-WIDE food drive 2/18-3/6 to help in this effort! See below for collection info by school site!
You may be thinking, didn't we already see the MS counselors post?! We saved this super special announcement to conclude our celebration of #schoolcounselorsweek! It is bittersweet, no doubt, and we invite our Spartan Family to join us in wishing Mrs. Dietz the best of luck in her new endeavor as we thank her for her service to BPS! #foreveraspartan
The celebration of our counselors continues! We even needed an extra day to cram in all of their awesomeness! Wasn't there a famous song about LOVE and 8 days a week?! Please join us as we show some of that love to our NI counselors and keep an eye out for our LAST post later this evening as we conclude this wonderful week of recognition. #nationalcounselorsweek
Keep voting, Spartans! Mr. MacFarlane is SO close! We need to bump him into the top 5 to ensure he has a chance with the judges and he is currently #6!! Voting ends on 2/1! Vote here: https://www.nctm.org/NCTM-Song-Contest/…
Spartans: We need to STEP IT UP to ensure our Bixby Spartans license plate goes into production! We currently have only 11 pre-orders on file! We need to increase that to 100 by May 1st! This is the last step of a long process to get these into permanent production! Grab your application form at bixbyps.info/spartanplate!
Spartan Parents: Returning student registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open! Please check for an email from "email@example.com." If you do not see this email, please check your spam folder, contact us or visit bixbyps.info/enrollment!
Our 5th Annual Legislative Night is Monday 1/27, 6:30 PM at the 9GC! Don't miss this opportunity to catch up on all things education advocacy, speak with our legislators, and sign up for Spartans at the Capitol! Can't make it? Sign up here: https://bixbyps.info/2020capitol
Spartan Families: Returning student registration opens in less than a week on Monday, January 27th! See our latest news story at https://bixbyps.info/2020enrollment for FAQ's on all things enrollment and registration for 2020-2021! Do you have a neighbor or friend who will be joining us at BPS as a new student next year? Share this image with them! Whether you're new or returning, it's always a great day to be a Spartan!
January is Creativity Month! Do you have a child entering grades K-6 next school year that likes to get creative with hands-on activities? Camp Invention®, an exciting, weeklong summer adventure, will challenge you to use your creativity in all-new ways! In this program, you will use your imagination to create new ideas, design a sports complex and build a city using recyclable materials! See our FB Event Page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1292975517541557/
It's time for our number of the week, FIVE! Our five BPS Board of Education Members voluntarily give their time to ensure our district remains the best place to teach and learn. January marks School Board Appreciation Month and we'd like to encourage our Spartan Family to take FIVE minutes to reach out and thank these dedicated individuals for all they do for BPS! Learn more about the Bixby BOE here: https://bixbyps.info/bixbyboard
Check out this wonderful, and YUMMY event coming up benefitting BHS Choirs! Purchase your tickets here: https://bixbyps.info/pancakesforhschoir
Bixby Community Center has two family events coming up! See flyers for details! Valentine's Dance: https://share.peachjar.com/flyers/910691/districts/14705 BINGO Night: https://share.peachjar.com/flyers/912049/districts/14705
Eat at Cici's Pizza at 91st & Memorial on Thursday between 5 & 9 . A portion of the profits will go to support BHS Make A Wish Campaign. The goal is $52500. If you would like to donate, here is the donation link: Site.wish.org/goto/bixby #bhsbecomingalegacy
Our number of the week (or in this case, numbers) comes to you from our BHS Art Department! Mrs. Jankowski shared her excitement with us about the growth of our program and the talent of our Spartan Artists! "I am so excited for our students & for the increased in interest in taking AP Studio Art! I have no doubt that all students will pass their AP exams this year as well because we have some incredible talent!" #bhsbecomingalegacy
Peach Jar Pro Tip! Are you a bit overwhelmed with BPS PeachJar e-mails?! We know it can be a lot of information! BUT, we are saving trees and doing everything we can to ensure information reaches every family! See below for a Pro Tip regarding PeachJar notifications and how to streamline your flyer communications!
The chance to shop has passed but you can still upload those receipts! We spy several Bixby schools within reach of a cash prize! Visit here to see the current standings and/or submit your receipts! https://simonschoolrewards.com/center/woodlandhillsmall/home
Join us Thursday, January 16th, for a short meet and greet and quick Q&A with the three candidates running for Bixby School Board. SPARTANS VOTE on February 11th! Mark your calendar and RSVP via the link below! https://www.facebook.com/events/439966223546784/
Congratulations, Coach Montgomery on being named The Oklahoman's 107th All-State football team's Coach of the Year! #bhsbecomingalegacy https://oklahoman.com/article/5651513/oklahoma-all-state-football-2019-loren-montgomery-constructed-bixby-into-a-powerhouse?fbclid=IwAR3xMb9F0TUlXrlD8YNtLv2bTItDsu95acBg6oP0nypS0rh2S7FlPOyCoAk
January 6th marks National Technology Day and is a perfect reminder to mark your calendar for BHS Virtual Day on April 8th, 2020. This applies to grades 9-12 only. Questions? FAQ's and more can be found here: http://bit.ly/bhsvirtualday
Our number of the week this week is ONE HUNDRED! 100 = the exact number of pre-orders we need by 5/1/2020 in order for our Bixby Spartan License Plate to go into permanent production! Order yours today! Access the form at: https://bixbyps.info/spartanplate #schoolspirit
Calling all community partners! We can't do this without YOU! BPS will be hosting our annual Employee Appreciation Banquet on Saturday, February 22nd, 2020. In order to offer ticket prices at a rate affordable for all BPS Staff, we are currently seeking sponsorships. See here to learn more: https://5il.co/brwi Register here: https://bixbyps.info/spartanbanquet Please contact Jessica Jernegan, Director of School and Community Engagement with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Spartans, grab your 2019 State Champs gear at the link below! Half of all proceeds will go to Bixby Spartan Football! https://bixbystatechampgear2019.itemorder.com/sale
BHS students are participating in a college fair today at Whitey Ford! It’s our goal to expose each of our Spartans to all of the options available post HS as we guide them along a path that represents their individual goals! Thank you to our phenomenal electives teachers for putting it all together! #bhsbecomingalegacy
Wise words from our very own, Supt. Miller. “Can we seek consensus on the notion that a standardized test is a terrible way to measure the “proficiency” of a human being, because humans are not standardized? Likewise, can we agree a school report card based almost exclusively on how students perform on a once-a-year test is wholly imprecise and delusory?” https://www.tulsaworld.com/opinion/columnists/rob-miller-school-accountability-yes-basing-it-on-a-once/article_9854813d-ecb0-56a4-9b77-110a7978d03e.html
It's #givingtuesday and the perfect day to celebrate the generosity of our BEEF Foundation! Another teacher grant season has come to a close with BEEF awarding upwards of $68,000 for 2019! Thank you for investing in our students and teachers! See here to learn more: https://bixbyps.info/2019beefgrants
Spartans, did you shop over the holiday break?! Don't forget to submit your receipts from Woodland Hills Mall! BMS is currently in 2nd place! Every $1 you spend at Woodland Hills Mall earns your school a point. The school with the most points will be rewarded a cash prize this February! Here’s How It Works: 1. Shop & dine at Woodland Hills Mall 2. Register at: https://simonschoolrewards.com/center/woodlandhillsmall/ 3. Select your school & upload photos of your Woodland Hills Mall receipts! 4. Receipts must be submitted by January 31, 2020. Register today!
In honor of National Day of Giving on December 3, Bixby High School is asking for your help in meeting our goal of $52,500 for Make-a-Wish Oklahoma. Please use the link below to submit donations. Site.wish.org/goto/bixby #bhsbecomingalegacy
Calling all Spartan Football Fans! See the link below for all you need to know about Friday's 6A-II State Championship Game! As we receive additional information we will make updates here as well! Go Spartans! http://www.bixbyps.org/article/165950?org=bixby-public-schools
Now here's a committee on which we all wish we could serve! Playground planning in action! Our committee of parents, students, teachers, and administrators met yesterday to brainstorm ideas for improvements and best practices moving forward! They visited some great places and the ideas are flowing! We can't wait to see the results of their work take shape at our schools!
Spartans, make sure your calendar is marked: 6A-II State Championship Football Game Friday, December 6th 7:00 PM @ UCO in Edmond Also, see here for the 2019 Bixby Football Championship Game Apparel Store: https://bixbychampionshipgame.itemorder.com/product/12396858
Spartans, snag your TAKE STATE shirts here: http://www.918designcompany.com/driveforfive! Don't wait! Online orders will be accepted until Wednesday, 11/27 at noon. Items can be picked up at HOTS 12/3-12/4!
Don't forget to grab your tickets for this Friday's Semifinals as Spartan Football takes on Del City! If you can't make it to Putnam City for the game, you can catch the live stream here: https://team1sports.com/delcity/
Have you marked your calendar for the Bixby Rotary Christmas Parade? It's a joyful winter event you won't want to miss! If you'd like to participate in the parade, you can find the registration form here: https://www.dacdb.com/Rotary/Accounts/6110/Club/54300/2019%20Parade%20Entry%20Form.pdf
Our Spartans will take on the Del City Eagles this Friday the 22nd, 7:00 PM, at Putnam City High School Stadium in the 6A-II Semi-finals! Grab your tickets here: https://gofan.co/app/events/75267
Congratulations to these 3rd-grade Spartans! These talented artists won the contest hosted by the Bixby Fire Department in honor of Fire Protection Week! The theme was "Not All Heroes Wear a Cape!" Thank you to Bixby Fire Marshal, Mike Butler and all of these brave men and women for all you do for our community! Check out the snapshots here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BixbyPS/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1177345775796639
It's #nationaleducationweek and a perfect time to recognize our Education Support Professionals without whom we simply could not function! They are often the first and last staff member our kids encounter each day and throughout they fulfill numerous roles that help make BPS the best place to teach and learn! National ESP Appreciation Day is this Wednesday and we hope you'll join us as we share our gratitude for our #spartansupportstaff throughout the week! Our first "thank you" goes to to Sherry Willis, Becky Berkenbile, and Kym Clark from the 9GC!
Not only does this video showcase many of the reasons BPS is such a special place, but it was also beautifully produced by one of our own, Dillon Callaway, a junior at BHS! Bixby XC, we are proud of your dedication and character! https://youtu.be/Ae6TQMa7LdY
Spartan Football kicks off tonight at 7 PM vs. Midwest City. Join us at Lee Snider Stadium for the first playoff game of the 2019 season! Grab your tickets here! https://us13.campaign-archive.com/?u=33c37c89bca92e9500fbaac19&id=5df154d10a&e=72dd9c9ad8
It’s the second Thursday of the month and time for another Bixby Board of Education Meeting! We had much to recognize this month! Our Community Partner Award went to the Tristesse Grief Center for their incredible support during this difficult time for our Spartan family. Penny Harvill Rogers was recognized for her dedication throughout the BOC/United Way Drive. And finally, the Spartan Coin of Excellence honor was presented to our record six National Merit Semifinalists as well as Ms. Tiffany McGrew for being a awarded at the state level for her excellence as a MS Choir Director. We’d also like to thank Henley and Landry for leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Important story tonight on KJRH surrounding our efforts to teach our students to #knowthesigns and #saysomething! The Say Something Tipline has been implemented at BPS at NO COST from the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation! See the story below and visit: bit.ly/saysomethingspartans to learn more! https://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/bixby-teaching-students-to-say-something
Mark your calendar for Bixby Spartan Basketball's Tip Off Night on Saturday, November 23rd at 5PM! Don't miss this wonderful event benefiting BOC and highlighting many of the amazing things our Spartans have to offer!! See here for details! https://youtu.be/Fr2SaBNeeNk
Spartans, if you happen to see Lexi today, give her a CONGRATS!! She was accepted into the Organization of American Kodály Educators NATIONAL Concert Treble Choir. Thousands of students from across the country participate in a grueling audition process to be considered. As a member of the choir, Lexi will travel to Portland next March to work with an incredible conductor and sing in this amazing ensemble. Way to go, Lexi!
Don't forget our BHS Choir is hosting their first concert of the season this Thursday! This event is free and open to the public! See here for more information: https://share.peachjar.com/flyers/869932/districts/14705
At BPS, Veteran's Day is very special for us. From our hallways and choir rooms to our "cafetoriums," the love and appreciation we have for those who sacrifice all, is evident. Here is a small glimpse of the celebrations from across our district: https://www.facebook.com/BixbyPS/videos/1369743916526660/
Another Bixby Spartans Senior Night is officially in the books! Check out the 2019 Football Senior Night photos here: https://bixbyps.info/2019seniornight
Another glimpse into the awesome things happening in Bixby classrooms day in and day out! Mrs. Wertz's 4th-graders at BNI shared their Bottle Biographies! What an innovative way to make history come alive! Also, some of her students chose to spend their tickets for good behavior on a special lunch complete with chips and chess!
Mark your calendar for the first BHS Choir Concert of the 2019-20 Season! Thursday, 11/14 at 7:00 PM your singing Spartans will offer a beautiful variety of music, ranging from contemporary gospel styles to American folk music, Renaissance madrigals, and an assortment of other pieces that are sure to leave you with a smiling face and a full heart. We invite you to join us for this incredible evening of song. RSVP Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/522700255208841/
With community forums behind us, our stakeholder group including teachers, parents, students, & administrators came together today with one goal in mind...begin casting a vision for the future of Bixby Public Schools! With so many thoughtful, innovative, and compassionate minds in one room, we know this vision will result in a BRIGHT FUTURE for BPS! It's another great day to be a Spartan!
Our 9th Grade Center is selling this awesome Bixby wear in several styles as a fundraiser for their Sunshine Club! This design is something we can all wear together! Check it out here: https://www.shopfieldhousegear.com/products/bixby-9th-grade-center-fall-fundraiser
Keep voting Spartans and VOTE OFTEN! This contest ends on Monday 11/4 at noon and it is SUPER CLOSE! Let's make sure our Spartans are featured in the Ford Game of the Week next Friday! https://www.yurview.com/ford-fan-pick
From the hidden meaning of emojis, to dangerous apps, to the tools parents need to keep their kids safe, Jason Weis touched on it all at yesterday's parent night! See here for the handout, resources, & more info! http://www.bixbyps.org/article/154350?org=bixby-public-schools
Spartans, the final community forum related to our strategic planning process is TONIGHT at CI, 3:30 PM for staff, 6:00 PM for community members. Join us for our conversation about the future of BPS! See here for more information & to access our survey: http://bit.ly/bpsforums
Don't forget: BPS is hosting an event tomorrow night parents won't want to miss! If your child has electronic devices, you need to hear the safety information, tips & tools from Jason Weis! 6:30 PM at Multipurpose! RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1242969079207279/
Spartan Community: We need your VOTES to help us grab the Game of the Week spot for November 8th on Cox's Channel 3! You can cast your vote here as many times as you'd like: https://www.yurview.com/ford-fan-pick
Due to a city-scheduled, localized water shutoff affecting our Central Elementary Campus, the school will be closed Tuesday, October 22. Other Bixby schools are unaffected by this temporary outage and will remain in session. We apologize for the inconvenience to our CE families.
Don't miss the 5th Annual Not Your Mama's Craft Show benefitting BPS Libraries on Saturday, 10/26! See the flyer here: https://share.peachjar.com/flyers/845896/districts/14705
October is Cyber Safety Awareness Month & we have an event coming up parents won't want to miss! If your child spends time on electronic devices, you need to hear the safety information, tips & tools Jason Weis has to share! RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1242969079207279/
ICYMI, we had much excitement at the BOE meeting last night! Whitey Ford received a generous donation from Bixby Youth Basketball, Bill Farr from Clear Blue Express was named our Community Partner of the Month, Rick & Camellia Childers received the Spartan Spirit Award for their amazing work on the landscaping at CI and we had some wonderful students from CE here to lead the pledge! All of that plus a quick break to watch the HOCO Parade come by! It's another great day to be a Spartan!
BPS Community: Your priorities are important to us! The second of six opportunities to attend a Community Listening Forum is tonight at BNI at 6PM. Join us or visit here to RSVP for another date: https://www.facebook.com/events/858671957860835/
Strategic Planning Update: We invite everyone to share your priorities with us via the survey below! See here for the full update from Supt. Miller: http://www.bixbyps.org/article/142331?org=bixby-public-schools Click here to take the survey: https://forms.gle/Ma9TveuuqW28U1YK6
We've got spirit, yes we do! The Tulsa Tech Spirit Stick goes to BHS this week! See the story here: https://www.newson6.com/clip/14918489/tulsa-tech-spirit-stick-2019-bixby-high-school?fbclid=IwAR0UNetrVcC8pmprlD1-oHzfPFUPEPZefolmkm6I4KXMS4qGTvceLoEpbTI#.XY4mR4DkgUE.facebook
Bixby Buddy Baseball 2019 is on Sunday, October 6th at 3:00 PM! You don't want to miss this joyful event! Join their group learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290672878090601/?fref=nf
Bixby Volleyball is raising money for a wonderful cause! See the link below to order your "Spartans Crush Cancer" T-Shirt! A portion of all proceeds will be donated to cancer research. https://bixbyvolleyballcancerawareness.itemorder.com
Bixby HOCO shirts are on sale NOW! Click here to purchase: www.bixbyhoco.com! Mark your calendar for the Homecoming Parade: Thursday October 10th at 6PM, Homecoming FB Game: Friday October 11th at 7PM!
BPS and Athletic Testing Solutions are partnering to provide youth heart screenings, the first line of defense against hidden heart conditions. Kids ages 8 and older are eligible. See link for more info and/or to schedule an appointment for 9/28: http://bit.ly/Bixby_HeartCheck
Our number of the week is SIX! A new record for BPS! Join us in congratulating our 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists! Tara Eldridge Kayla Gorham Preston Hearn Riley Miller Kendall Stieben Aidan Sudler https://5il.co/a56g
BPS needs your input as we begin our strategic planning process! Join us for a community forum on any of the dates listed. The content will not be site specific. See here for details & a message from Supt. Miller: http://www.bixbyps.org/article/133199?org=bixby-public-schools
Check out this handy “cheat sheet” of the most popular vaping devices. There are many e-cigarette devices on the market and every day seems to bring something new to look for. It is important to keep up! See here for parent resources: http://bit.ly/vapingresources
What do you do after a dominating, historic 50-point victory over your crosstown rival on THEIR home field? If you're a Bixby Spartan, you wake up the next morning and go back to work! VERY well done, Spartans! https://twitter.com/BixbySpartanFB/status/1170343865431318528?s=09
Curious about exactly what happens when kids go home early on Fridays? The short answer is, whatever it takes to make sure every student’s needs are being met. Click below to learn more and see PLC's in action at BNI! http://www.bixbyps.org/article/131301?org=bixby-public-schools
Don't forget, we have an awesome new BPS Child Nutrition platform! Visit the link below to sign up for automatic emails or download the app! September Menus for all sites can also be found here: https://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?sid=1565026514811&page=menus.
Between 2017 & 2018 alone, the number of youth who used e-cigarettes went up by 1.5M. It's going to take communities working together to educate our kids about the dangers of vaping. See here for the facts & useful tips on having this conversation: http://bit.ly/vapingresources
BPS Communications: We have many platforms that we use to communicate with families! Our goal is to ensure we are reaching each and every family in a timely and effective manner. See here for details to make sure you don't miss a thing: http://bit.ly/bpscommunications
See you tomorrow! Important message from Supt. Miller: http://www.bixbyps.org/article/127032?org=bixby-public-schools Transportation: http://bit.ly/bpsbusroutes Text "@bpstr" to 81010 for text updates Menus: http://bit.ly/bpsmenus
A little throwback to last week! Remember that cowbell evidence we promised?! Well, here it is! "Excitement" was certainly the word of the day! Our countdown is down to ONE DAY! See you tomorrow, Spartans! https://youtu.be/rfkjEo6mc84
Heading to the grocery store today? Meal planning for the week? Need to know what's for school lunch? Printable menus for August can be accessed here: http://www.bixbyps.org/o/bixby-public-schools/browse/72167
Welcome Back 2019 was chock full of every possible emotion yesterday. Click below for details on ALL THE FEELS and also Supt. Miller's horrible fever! It's amazing he was able to attend in the first place, poor guy! https://www.bixbyps.org/article/125989?org=bixby-public-schools
Spartan Parents: Did you miss Dr. Marcia Tate? You can access her handouts here: https://www.bixbyps.org/o/bixby-public-schools/browse/27807! It's certainly not quite the same without her phenomenal presentation to accompany them, however, we wanted to provide them as a resource.
Would you like to increase your child's brain power?! Don't forget to join us TOMORROW night at 6:30PM for Dr. Marcia Tate and her 20 Strategies for Success! See here for details: http://www.bixbyps.org/article/122793?org=bixby-public-schools
We appreciate the community's positive response to the "Love Our Schools" event this Sat. Due to scheduling conflicts, we are postponing the event for secondary sites (MS, 9GC, and HS) until a later date. Elem/Inter sites are still on schedule. Schools will share addt info.
Reminder: The Oklahoma Caring Van will be providing an opportunity for free immunizations for children of all ages TOMORROW from 4PM-6PM at BMS! See flyer for more details and access the required paperwork on Peach Jar. https://share.peachjar.com/flyers/776956/schools/149908
In order to pick up a Chromebook tomorrow without a wait, we need all paperwork turned in today by 3. Bring to 9GC office or HS library, or you may fill out online at myschoolbucks.com. If you fill out online, you do not need to bring in the paper copies. https://5il.co/99jv
The Oklahoma Caring Van will be providing an opportunity for free immunizations for children of all ages on August 9th at BMS! See flyer for more details and access the link to required paperwork below. https://share.peachjar.com/flyers/776956/schools/149908
Spartan Parents! You don't want to miss Dr. Marcia Tate! Mark your calendar for Tuesday, August 13th at 6:30PM! Learn more here: http://www.bixbyps.org/article/122793?org=bixby-public-schools
BPS invites our entire Spartan community to join us as we ready our schools for our best year yet! We Love Our Schools Work Day will be Saturday, August 10th, 9 AM-12 PM. See here for more information: http://www.bixbyps.org/article/122229?org=bixby-public-schools
Hi there, Spartans! We are looking forward to the 2019-2020 school year! Please see here: http://bit.ly/welcomebackbps for all things Back to School 2019!
Bixby students participated in a panel at EngageOK yesterday. The thoughts they shared were enlightening! We are very proud of the way the represented us! https://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/education/students-share-what-they-wish-their-teachers-knew-during-state/article_98f36c4b-e4b2-5b02-b16c-04e9415aed34.html
High School Chromebook Information! New Students (9th Graders and 10th-12th Grade Transfer Students) Access info- https://5il.co/8tvr Returning Students (10th-12th Graders) Access info- https://5il.co/8tvq For more information, visit the 1:1 Instructional Initiative page on the BPS website or email Cheryl Wilkinson at email@example.com.
Reminder! New Bell Schedule for 2019-2020! Elem/Int: 8:00-3:05. MS/9GC/HS: 8:45-3:46. Stay tuned for all things back to school (Meet the Teacher, Parent Orientation, Schedule Pick Up, etc.) coming your way by 8/1. Supply lists are accessible here: http://bit.ly/bpssupplies
Bridge the Gap Golf Tournament is next Monday, July 15th! See flyer: https://share.peachjar.com/flyers/755224/districts/14705 for more information or visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4cacac2baaf49-volunteers to sign up to help!
BPS is excited to announce our new partnership with ESS for substitute teacher services! If you have subbed for us previously, we can’t wait to get you on our new list! If you haven’t subbed - NOW is the time!! More info coming soon!
The @BixbyPS Dance Team is requesting your help to win free tickets to the 2020 Nationals in Orlando next February. Just click on the following link below to cast your vote for Bixby High School. Thank you! http://bit.ly/BixbyDance
All Bixby campuses will be open tomorrow from 8 am to 4 pm for students to clean lockers, return school materials, and retrieve personal belongings. Access to HS and MS parking will be via bus loop north of the 9th Grade Center off Riverview. Sites will provide addt instructions.
Due to the weather and water conditions at the baseball field, the school has recommended that we cancel and reschedule this weeks baseball camp. We are going to combine the camp with next weeks and our new dates will be Monday, June 3rd through Thursday June 6th. 10:00-12:00 each day. All who have payed for this weeks camp are good for next week and those who have not yet registered can register at the camp on the first day. All who have questions can contact Coach Delay at firstname.lastname@example.org We appreciate your patience and understanding and look forward to camp next week. Thank you.
Due to rising water, Baseball Camp (1st -6th grade) at the High School for Wednesday, May 29th, has been cancelled. A decision on camp for Thursday and Friday will be made tomorrow and a make-up date will follow.
UPDATE May 28: The high potential for addt rainfall in the Tulsa area tonight & tomorrow, combined with rising water levels, may result in flash flooding in Bixby. Therefore, all schools south of the river will remain closed tomorrow for student access. North sites will be open.
Little Spartans Boys Basketball Academy will be held June 3rd-6th for 1st-4th Grades. For more information about the camp go to: https://share.peachjar.com/flyers/752230/districts/14705
Given current conditions, summer school classes and @BixbyPS athletic camps on Tues 5/28 will go as scheduled. Students and families, please wait until Wed. or Thurs. to come to school for checkout. Be flexible as conditions may change. Will update tomorrow at 4:00 pm. Thank you.
@BixbyPS families, we are hopeful the risk of significant flooding in Bixby has diminished. Accordingly, all sites will be open next Wednesday, 5/29 & Thursday, 5/30 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm for students to clean out lockers, turn in textbooks, and retrieve personal belongings.
Supply Lists for the 2019-2020 School Year are now available: http://www.bixbyps.org/o/bixby-public-schools/browse/27959
The City of Bixby has been told to expect substantial flooding over the next few days, particularly south of the river. The impact on roads & neighborhoods could be significant. Therefore, all classes are canceled for tomorrow. They will not be rescheduled. More info to follow.
Due to extensive flooding and numerous closed roads throughout Bixby, Bixby Schools will be closed today. Please be safe on the roads as additional rainfall is expected and water levels may rise.
Due to extensive flooding and additional heavy rainfall predicted this morning in the Bixby area, Bixby Schools will not be in session today. Please be safe on the roads, particularly in the SE and NE portions of the district. Several roads are underwater. @BixbyPS
We could not be more proud of our @BixbyPS High School students for raising over $45K to sponsor wishes for six wonderful children in our community! Such a great example of charity and compassion. Thank you, Spartans! https://ktul.com/news/local/bixby-students-raise-over-45000
Celebrity Attractions is promoting the national Broadway tour of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical at the Tulsa PAC, May 31 & June 1. Use the code "Bixby" when you purchase tickets & $5 of every ticket gets donated back to our schools. Link: https://bit.ly/2E80aC2.
BPS would like to welcome our newest Board of Education Member, Justin Cheatham! Thank you, Mr. Cheatham for your dedication to our schools and your willingness to serve in this volunteer role! Welcome aboard! Learn more here: https://5il.co/668u
Will your little Spartan be 4 or 5 years old by September 1st? If so, don't forget, Pre-K and New Kindergarten student enrollment opens tomorrow, April 15th at 9AM! Visit our enrollment site or check out this video for more information: https://youtu.be/R5YKETYPFXg
Lowe's is sponsoring a special Kids'-Q contest as part of this year's Bixby Rotary Club's BBQ n' Blues Festival. The event is May 3. There will be special prizes for participants. You can get more information and download the entry form at: https://bixbyrotarybbq.com/kids-q.html
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have to cancel the HS productions of ”Thoroughly Modern Millie” this weekend. We hope to reschedule , and appreciate all the work our students have invested in preparation! We regret the sudden cancellation. Thank you!
Bixby High School would like to introduce our new Head Volleyball Coach, Zoe Stinchcomb! https://5il.co/6wp9
Based on updated alerts relative to the dangerous wind chills tomorrow morning, Bixby Public Schools will not be in session on Monday. I apologize for any inconvenience this decision may have on families who need to make arrangements for child care.
2019-2020 Returning Student Registration is now open! See here for details: http://www.bixbyps.org/article/92525?org=bixby-public-schools
Kelly Educational Staffing is hosting a Hiring Event for Substitute Teachers. The event will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 20th @ 109 N. Armstrong from 12pm-4pm. For more information please contact (918) 461-0357 or email@example.com
Sending out our love today to Mrs. Amber Flowers, BNE Educator of the Year! We’re so thankful she’s a Spartan! District Educator of the Year will be announced at the Sparta Gala on 3/8 tickets are limited grab yours NOW! https://one.bidpal.net/spartagala2019
Today we recognize Mrs. Gina Rumbaugh as we countdown to the District Educator of the Year Announcement at the Sparta Gala on 3/8. You won’t want to miss this incredible event! Congratulations Mrs. Rumbaugh, Bixby is lucky to have you! https://one.bidpal.net/spartagala2019
The countdown continues! Today’s BIG IMPACT number is 34. The 34 volleyball players below have a new net and pole system in their gym thanks to Bridge the Gap! We are down to 18 days to purchase tickets to BTG's Sparta Gala! Don’t miss out! https://one.bidpal.net/spartagala2019
Sending our congrats today to Mrs. Brooke Puckett, BNI’s Educator of the Year! Don’t miss out on the District Educator of the Year announcement at the Sparta Gala on 3/8! Space is limited so grab your tickets NOW! https://one.bidpal.net/spartagala2019
20 days left to purchase tickets to the Sparta Gala! Today’s BIG IMPACT number is...120 for the 120 laptops making up 4 carts at CI! At around 9k each, Bridge the Gap made these purchases possible! Support BTG and grab your Gala tickets here: https://one.bidpal.net/spartagala2019
The Sparta Gala countdown begins! 23 days to purchase tickets by 3/1. Today’s BIG IMPACT number of the day is 131. BNE has 131 wireless devices enhancing their learning thanks to Bridge the Gap! Grab your tickets here: https://one.bidpal.net/spartagala2019
The Annual Sparta Gala benefiting Bridge the Gap is Friday, March 8th, 2019! More info to come in the next few weeks. If you're ready to purchase your tickets or are interested in becoming a sponsor, see here! www.bidpal.net/spartagala2019
School board members are dedicated citizens that work tirelessly alongside BPS! Lisa Kramer is our longest-running member, co-chair for Bixby PLAC, and a fierce advocate for public education. Lisa, we are so grateful for you! Learn more about Lisa: https://5il.co/667y
Did you know School Board Members are elected every 5 years? Matt Dotson is our newest member in Seat 3 and we are very thankful for his service! In the spirit of School Board Appreciation Week, today we recognize Matt Dotson! Learn more about Matt: https://5il.co/668i
Did you know School Board Meetings occur monthly? Community members are always welcome to attend! Visit our website for agendas, minutes, and meeting dates. Today, we recognize & thank Julie Prox, Board Clerk, for her service to BPS! Learn more about Julie: https://5il.co/65qu
Did you know school board members are volunteers? They’re not paid for the countless hours spent partnering with us to make BPS the best we can be! Today, we thank Lisa Owens, our Board VP, and former Bixby educator. Learn more about Lisa: https://5il.co/668u
Did you know our School Board is tasked with making many important decisions for our district? Today, for School Board Appreciation week, we recognize Board President, Amanda Stephens. Thank you, Amanda, for your dedication to BPS! Learn more about Amanda: https://5il.co/65qt
This is a reminder that school resumes tomorrow. Be mindful that the bridge restoration project has begun. Lane closures will significantly affect travel times in both directions, particularly during the morning and afternoon commute. Please allow yourself extra time.
January lunch menus are available here: http://www.bixbyps.org/o/bixby-public-schools/browse/43844 You can also access on each schools website under “Explore” and then choose “Dining” or via our mobile app.
PowerSchool is now available and has a new web address. You can now access at: http://bixbyps.powerschool.com
The Pride has been selected to perform LIVE tomorrow morning on a show called BBC Breakfast! This is the British version of Good Morning America! So when you're ringing in the new year, tune your TV or PC to BBC-1 to see the band perform (around midnight Bixby time).
The Pride of Bixby will be marching in London’s New Year’s Day Parade on Jan 1st @ 6am CST. The parade can be watched live at www.lnydp.com, Cox channel 190, or DirectTV channel 345
Lots to celebrate at the board meeting tonight. @BixbyPS thanks our NI students Chloe and Tyler for starting it with the Pledge. We also appreciate the local Rotary Club support to our schools, our own dedicated LaRinda Smith, and celebrated the state win in football. And a special celebration of Tait Smith, who scored a perfect 36 on his ACT! We had such exciting success stories to share.
Bixby Central Intermediate Principal Brenda Shaw was recently featured in a Channel 8 news story about student use of social media. This is important information for parents. Here is the link: https://ktul.com/news/local/bixby-principal-discovers-disturbing-online-trend.
Congratulations to Bixby Spartan Football! 6AII State Champions!
7 Bixby Middle School students were selected for the All-State Choirs. Please join us in congratulating them: All-State Treble: Brooklyn Demaree, Kara Kannady, Allie Robins, Amelia Shoemake. All-State Mixed: Alexis Norman, Isaiah Penny, Audrey Sams
Early voting starts TODAY at Hardesty Library or the Tulsa County Election Board. Voting hours are until 6:00 pm today and tomorrow from 9am - 2pm. If submitting an absentee ballot, remember to mail it today! It has to make it to the Election Board by 7pm Nov 6. Spartans Vote!
We are very proud of our Pride of Bixby Band. Not only did they bring home a FIFTH straight 6A-2 OBA State Championship yesterday, they finished 3rd overall in the state, behind only BA and Jenks. Congrats to Mr. Parker, his talented directors, and our incredible Band parents and students. Very well done, #spartans!
October Breakfast/Lunch Menus are now available. You can find menus at each sites homepage under "Explore" and then "Dining". Or, click here for our Printable Menus: http://www.bixbyps.org/o/bixby-public-schools/browse/38490
Check out our latest architectural renderings for the West Elem/Int Campus. Groundbreaking is 9/26 with earthwork beginning soon after. Building will open for students in Aug 2020. It's going to be an AMAZING school! Click link for KKT's video: https://youtu.be/pa6CFbG86TE
The "Pride of Bixby" Band is going to have an incredible year! Not only will they be gunning for a fifth straight 6A2 State Championship, they will be traveling to London to represent Bixby in the New Years Day Parade! Thanks to @Fox23 for sharing our story. https://goo.gl/QvgAUn
Bixby Public Schools is seeking bus drivers: 6 hrs per day @ $13.25/hr. starting pay. Apply online at: https://bixby.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx Contact Gabe Hayes @ 918-366-2247 for more info.
The BPS Military Appreciation Football Game will be held August 24th. If you would like to order a T-Shirt, please click here: http://goo.gl/zDe4WS
We have immediate openings for Bus Drivers. Please apply at: https://bixby.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=597
Welcome to our new Website!