The Foundation believes that the District’s elementary STEM initiative gives our students the tools they need to compete and succeed in STEM-based careers. We also recognize the importance of exposing our students to STEM at an early age. Elementary school is when these students develop the passions and interests that carry them through school and into their careers.
Through the generosity of our community, the Foundation contributed over $300,000 to help the Bartlesville Public Schools implement four phases of the District’s Project Lead the Way Elementary STEM curriculum since 2016.
We appreciate the community’s generous support of this innovative initiative.
In 2018-2019 the Foundation raised $100,000 to maintain and expand the District’s Elementary STEM curriculum. Funds support the implementation of computer science, biomedical, engineering pathways in all K-5 classrooms). This program gives students in our public schools the opportunity to engage in STEM activities from K-12th grade.
In 2017-2018, the Foundation raised $115,000 to expand the District’s Elementary STEM curriculum. Funds raised will support the maintenance of the current program (computer science modules for all K-5 classrooms) and the expansion of the curriculum to include biomedical and engineering modules. Learn more.
In 2016-2017, the Foundation contributed $85,071 to the Elementary STEM Initiative. The Foundation raised over $44,000 in community donations and matched $41,000 from its endowment. Additional info.
Despite funding the implementation of all four phases of this initiative. There are continuing costs associated with this program. To contribute to the STEM initiative, mail a check payable to “Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation” to our office at 1100 S. Jennings, Bartlesville, OK 74003 and note “STEM” in the memo line; donate online by credit card or paypal; or contact our executive director, Blair Ellis at 918-336-8600, ext 3523 to make other arrangements.