BEP Announces Summer Programs

May 27, 2019. The Bartlesville Education Promise announces in association with the Bartlesville Public Schools and Tri County Technology summer programs for students. 

Tri County Tech is hosting the STEM Camps again this year. BEP supports these camps by providing scholarships for low income families. There are 3 camps. June 3-7 is open to 7-9 grades. The second week of June 10-14 will be current 3-4 grades and the 3rd week of June 17-21 is for current 5-6 grades. Themes this year are Art, Chef, Coding, Drones, Engineering, Robotics and Science Ewww. All classes will stress STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and math).  If interested contact Kerensa Kester at 918-331-3375.

Transition camps will be held at Central, Madison and the high school.  These camps are open to new enrollees to each school.  The High School Fundamental will be from July 15-19, 2019 from 8am-3:30pm. The High School camp will introduce new students to the High School, plus will focus on academic skills. Classes will focus on how to stay involved, how to understand personal learning styles, develop presentation skills and how to utilize study skills.  Students will also explore higher education options. Field trips will also be taken to area colleges and schools.

The transition camp to Madison will be held from July 29-August 2, 2019 from 8am to 1pm. The Central Camp will be August 7 from 8am to 3pm.  These two camps are open to sixth grade students going to either of the two middle schools.  Registration is $10 but the camps are free. Campers will get a good look at their new school, meet teachers and learn what is expected to be successful. Academic requirements will be discussed. If interested contact the appropriate middle school or the high school prior to start of the camps.

BHS Writing Camp.  June 10-13.  Open to incoming juniors and seniors. This camp will help the student learn to write a college entrance essay.  Students will learn to write an engaging descriptive essay for college entrance.  Time is 1:30-3:30pm.  Cost is $10.  If interested contact the high school.  

Art Camp. Camp will be at the Boys and Girls Club during June and July.  To sign up contact the Boys and Girls Club. The Art Camp will be taught by a Bartlesville Art teacher.

Elementary Summer Reading Program.  Teachers will work with Organizational Partners to encourage students to continue reading through the summer.  Bartlesville teachers will start working with summer school students, and then go to the YMCA, Boys & Girls Club and other locations to visit with students and encourage them to read.  This program is primarily directed toward elementary students; however it is open to students of all ages.

The Bartlesville Education Promise will also be sponsoring two new programs:

Extreme STEAM. As a pilot program Extreme STEAM will be held in the summer of 2019.  Sixty students will be invited to attend a 3 week program taught by the staff of the Gifted and Talented programs.  This program will be for incoming 4th and 5th grades.  Class room studies will focus on thought provoking subjects and will incorporate in class science, technology, engineering, art and math programs using experiments and real life learning experiences.  Each Friday, the 60 students will take field trips to provide extra learning experiences. 

ATLAS Project.  This project is being developed and staffed by the Bartlesville Public Schools. This is a yearlong project, but will start in early August. Kindergarten through 5th grade students are being invited to participate.  This pilot project will be taught by Bartlesville teachers and support will be provided by professionals from Grand Lake Mental Health. The program is designed to help students develop the academic and social skills they need to be successful. The focus will be to help students make progress in the following areas, attendance, academics and social-emotional learning. After a half day at Ranch Heights Elementary, students will go to the Boys and Girls Club and teachers and coaches will work with them on group relations.  

The Bartlesville Education Promise is managed by its 13 member board of directors. All programs are funded with private donations from individuals, foundations and corporations.  The primary goal of BEP is to provide opportunities for every student to graduate. Over the last four years with the partnership of BPS staff and BEP programs the graduation rate has gone from 83% to 89%. More information can be found at www.bartlesvilleeducationpromise.com. Donations can be made on line through our website or directly to the Bartlesville Community Foundation/BEP.

For more information about any of these programs contact Martin Garber, Bartlesville Education Promise at 918-397-4286 or the appropriate school mentioned in this article.

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