The Downtown Kiwanis Club presented a $1,455 check to members of Bartlesville Education Promise to begin the process of bringing up to 100 books to elementary schools. The books will be used to provide struggling students the opportunity to take home a reading book.
This summer as part of the Summer Institute Bartlesville Education Promise will be providing an Art Class. The Art Class will be open to incoming 9th graders.
In this course, students will explore a variety of tools, techniques, and media which will provide them with the foundation necessary to expand into more specialized areas. The studio activities will focus on developing skills in drawing and painting.
More information and registration can be found here.
Through donations and support from the community Bartlesville Education Promise is proud to present the 2016 Summer Institute. The institute will feature two sessions, one taking place June 6 – 10, and the other, July 11 – 29. Registration will go through May 1st.
“There is a $10 registration fee for all the courses with the exception of the STEM course, but the courses are free of charge thanks to the financial support of the Bartlesville Education Promise,” said Chuck McCauley, BPSD executive director of secondary education. “Breakfast and lunch will also be served daily at Bartlesville High School from June 1 – July 29.”
Courses and Classes Available
High School Fundamentals
This course provides a foundation in skills for successful organization, communi-
cation, and general tools & skills students need to be successful in 9th grade. Introduction to Acting Camp This course is designed as an introduction to creative dramatics and stage craft. The focus is on participation and hands-on experience.
In this course, students will explore a variety of tools, techniques, and media which provides them with the foundation necessary to expand into more specialized areas. The sudio activities will focus on developing skills in drawing and painting.
ACT Test Prep Course
This course is designed to assist students in preparing for the ACT assess-
ment test. There will be 2 days focusing on English/Reading and 2 day focusing on Math.
Prep for Accelerated English – Path to AP
This course will provide a foundation in the skills for successful analysis, argument, annotation, and synthesis of text—in all major genres: poetry, nonfiction, fiction, and drama.
In coordination with Bartlesville Public Schools, there will be STEM classes held at Tri County Tech. The Lowe Foundation has provided funds to Bartlesville Education Promise to support these classes.
The STEM course will cover Computer Technology, Engineering, and Health. The STEM course has a small fee, but scholarships are available to those eligible students. During this course, students will be exposed to STEM courses and outside speakers on various business and technology subjects. More information and enrollment in the STEM classes can be made at Tri County Tech.
Dates and Fees
June 6-10, 2016 (incoming students grades 8, 9, 10)
June 13-17, 2016 (incoming students grades 5, 6, 7)
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Register by March 11 ($195/camper)
After March 11 ($245/camper)
With funding from United Way, the Bartlesville Education Promise is able to begin another one of their programs — tutoring at Bartlesville High School. Tutoring is available 2 days out of the week in Math, English, and Science.
“We will have a math and English teacher available for after school tutoring on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in the new Commons Area,” said Chuck McCauley, BPSD executive director of secondary education. “For those students who need it, transportation will be provided home.”
“We will be offering 1,000 tutoring sessions over the course of the year,” said Martin Garber, chairman of BEP.
Bartlesville Education Promise presented a check of $3,000 to the Bartlesville Board of Education that will be used to purchase books for each of the six elementary schools in the district. Each school will receive 336 books to help students that have been struggling with reading. The funds to support the program were donated by Downtown Bartlesville Kiwanis Club and Regional United Way.
“Elementary students that are struggling with reading will be able to take the books home and work with their parents on reading in the evening,” Garber said.
“When we talked with teachers about this program, they informed us that about 20 percent of students struggle with reading,” Garber said. “We will be providing the perfect amount of books for those students.”
United Way presents BEP with a generous donation of $15,000 to support BEP. BEP plans to use the money to purchase elementary books for the six elementary schools in the district.