What do a corporation’s annual report, the President’s State of the Union address, and the Superintendent’s State of the Schools report all have in common?
They are opportunities for leaders to provide a summary of the past year’s challenges and accomplishments, and to provide a vision for the future, with emphasis on key goals and strategies for achieving them.
Several weeks from now, when most school-age children are busy squeezing the last bit of fun and excitement out of summer vacation, and most parents are quietly wishing for school to start, you will find the Bartlesville Public Schools District Superintendent Chuck McCauley and the Bartlesville Public Schools (BPS) Foundation gearing up for the 2018 State of the Schools Luncheon.
The BPS Foundation is hosting this new event on Wednesday, August 8, at the Bartlesville High School Commons from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The presenting sponsor for the luncheon is the Truity Education Foundation.
Superintendent McCauley will review the 2017-2018 school year and overview the district’s priorities for the 2018-2019 school year.
Technology will be a key theme of this year’s State of the Schools. McCauley is expected to review progress made with the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) initiative in Bartlesville schools. The District uses a nationally recognized STEM curriculum called Project Lead the Way. Last year saw the introduction of computer science modules into all elementary classrooms, kindergarten through fifth grade. The District now provides opportunities in STEM to all K-12 students. The district’s two middle schools, Central and Madison, were the only public schools in Oklahoma to be named “Distinguished Schools” in Project Lead the Way’s program.
McCauley and the BPS Foundation are hopeful that the luncheon will draw peak attendance, further engaging our community with our schools and providing a good starting point for the BPS Foundation’s fundraising efforts this year.
“The quality of life in a community is directly tied to its education system. The BPS Foundation and I are committed to advancing quality education in Bartlesville public schools. But there is no question that we need the support of the Bartlesville community to reach our goals. We hope that many of you will attend or sponsor a table at this event, and we look forward to seeing you there,” says McCauley.
Sponsorships and tickets ($30 each) must be purchased by July 27. (No tickets will be sold at the door.) Purchases can be made online on the BPS Foundation website: https://bpsfoundation.org/state-of-the-schools/ or by sending a check to the BPS Foundation office at 1100 S. Jennings Ave., Bartlesville, OK 74003.
The BPS Foundation also welcomes attendees to bring donations of school supplies to the event.
For more information about this year’s State of the Schools luncheon, contact BPS Executive Director Blair Ellis at 918-336-8600, ext. 3523.