Tiger Threads is pre-selling Broken Arrow-Owasso state semifinal football tickets beginning Tuesday afternoon from 3 to 5.
Tickets for Saturday’s 7 p.m. Class 6A-I OSSAA Semifinal at Jenks High School’s Allan Trimble Stadium also will be available from Tiger Threads:
Tiger Threads, the district’s official school spirit store, is offering Broken Arrow Tigers car flags for just $2 when a person purchases a ticket. Other special offers include 10 percent off all regularly priced merchandise and $20 Black Out Themed Hoodies. The themed hoodies will not be available until Wednesday afternoon, said Darci Delso, Tiger Threads store manager.
Tiger Threads is located just inside the front entrance of Broken Arrow High School.
All tickets are $7.
Tickets also are available online at GoFan. Tickets will be sold at the stadium gate the evening of the game.
Broken Arrow is 9-2 on the season and coming off a thrilling, 35-31, quarterfinal win over Union. Owasso, 12-0 and ranked No. 1 in the state, defeated Norman 52-14 in the first round. The winner of Saturday’s game will play the Jenks-Moore winner in the Class 6A-I state championship game Saturday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.
The Tigers beat Owasso, 10-7, in last year’s semifinal. The Rams defeated BA, 42-19, earlier this season.
The NFHS Network has the production rights to the OSSAA semifinal and championship games. NFHS will be streaming the Broken Arrow -Owasso game on Saturday. There is a subscription fee to watch live streams on the NFHS Network. The game will not be streamed on Arrowvision, but you can listen to the call of Charlie Hannema and Steve Spavital on 97.1 The Sports Animal.
Broken Arrow Public Schools elementary students will compete in a Junior Botball robotics competition at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in the gym on the campus of Oliver Middle School, 3100 W. New Orleans, Broken Arrow.
Admission is $1 per person and concessions will be able for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Tiger Robotics program.
Through the Junior Botball robotics program, 4th and 5th grade students apply the engineering design process as they learn to write code in “C” language for their robot. Coding provides practice in computational thinking and logical reasoning skills.
In this competition, students will have five minutes to complete a robotics challenge. Students receive a pin for each completed challenge and will receive a certificate if they can complete seven challenges, including a mystery challenge.
For more information about the robotics program, please contact the district’s STEM Specialist Emily Lim at 918-449-5600.
Broken Arrow Public Schools excitedly launched a new program called Engage BA to effectively connect and establish relationships with local businesses and community partners.
“Engage BA will truly promote a school culture in which students attend regularly, become knowledgeable about career opportunities in their community, develop a sense of responsibility for their community, and are motivated to engage with their education and community,” Broken Arrow Public Schools Coordinator of Community Development Amanda Grace said.
For more than 20 years, Broken Arrow Public Schools has connected the community with the classroom through programs like Partners in Education. However, with the district’s recent focus on student and community engagement, district leadership created a revamped initiative aimed at creating a mutually-beneficial, cooperative program.
"It has been at the forefront of our goals to involve the community in the schools so much that the lines between school and community are blurred,” Superintendent Dr. Janet Dunlop said. “Engage BA partners will have the opportunity to create a positive impact on our students, whether it’s through providing internships and apprenticeships or giving school supplies to a school site in need. In return, the district will give partners the recognition and ‘thanks’ they deserve.”
Businesses or organizations interested in connecting with the district can contact Amanda Grace at 918-259-7787 or email@example.com
To assist in obtaining the flu immunization, Broken Arrow Public Schools is teaming up with the Caring Van program to offer free flu immunizations in November to BAPS students.
A registered nurse will be available at the school sites to administer a free injectable flu vaccine to students who:
Please note that if the student does not meet at least ONE of the above criteria, he or she will be referred to a private physician for the flu vaccine.
The Caring Van will be at the following school sites during the month of November:
Monday, Nov. 18
Tuesday, Nov. 19
Monday, Dec. 2
A parent/legal guardian can complete one of the following forms and return it to the Caring Van registered nurse. A parent/legal guardian must accompany their student.
For more information about the Caring Van, please contact Tina Pyeatt at 918-551-3404.
Because seasonal influenza (flu) activity most commonly peaks in the winter months, Broken Arrow Public Schools is encouraging staff, students and parents to take the following everyday preventive measures to stop the spread of germs:
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness cause by the influenza virus and can cause mild to severe illness. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, fatigue, headache, vomiting or diarrhea.
Students with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher are required to be picked up by a parent and must remain at home until he or she is fever free without medication for 24 hours, per school policy.
Broken Arrow Public Schools continues ongoing communication with local health officials, the Oklahoma Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The district follows instructions from these institutions should a flu outbreak occur this winter.
For more information about the flu and how to avoid it, visit www.cdc.gov/flu.