The BPS Foundation hosts the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation Bruins of the Year Celebration each year, supporting the schools as they award the BPS Teacher of the Year, Rising Star Teacher, Classified and Sodexo Persons of the Year, and highlight other teacher and staff accomplishments.

Thank you for another great event with record attendance despite cold temperatures!  The community coming out to Rigdon Field to support our BPS staff truly shows them how much we all appreciate everything they do to support our students! Read the full article on the 2024 Bruins of the Year here.

More photos of the event can be found on our Facebook page.

We greatly appreciate the support of our presenting sponsors Arvest Bank and Patriot Chevrolet; Grand Slam Sponsors ConocoPhillips, Manhattan Construction Company, and Jim Moore State Farm; All-Star Sponsors Musselman Abstract Company, Diversified System Resources, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, Gateway Bank, Truity Credit Union, and Mark Unruh; Home Run Sponsors Richard Kane PTO, Wayside PSA, and Skyway Honda; and Trading Card Sponsor First Investment Corporation.

The BPSF and district also appreciate The Schmoldt Foundation for Education, Spears Travel, Chick-fil-A Bartlesville, the Wilson Elementary Select Choir, Wade Kester, Michael Colaw (announcer), Maria Gus (emcee), Bartlesville High School Broadcasting, Gentry Turner (for event prep), Trey Stumpff (sound), 3 Bulls UPcycling (Fan Favorite Award designer), Truity Credit Union Print Shop, and Michael Wray (who designed the program and photographed the event).

Businesses donating school staff gift cards for the event included Arvest Bank, Boomarang Diner, Braums, Chili’s, Chick-fil-A, CTME Saddoris, El Maguey, Freddy’s, HTeaO, Honey’s Flowers, IQ Car Wash, Jared’s Frozen Custard, Jimmy’s Egg, McAlister’s Deli, Moxie on Second, Nowata Road Liquor, Okie Express Auto Wash, Pop’s Daylight Donuts, Prices Meat Market, Red Apple Bowling, Sal’s Daylight Donuts, Simple Simon’s, Sonic, Szechuan, Tidal Wave Auto Spa, Tropical Smoothie, and Whataburger.