For more than 95 years, the campus located at the end of East College Street successfully served the students of Broken Arrow Public Schools - first as the high school and later as North Intermediate. In February 2015, the Broken Arrow community overwhelmingly passed a bond issue that would allow BAPS to repurpose the site into Kirkland Activities Complex. The first phase of this process, which will include renovations to the gym, auditorium and addition of a soccer field, begins at the end of July when the classroom buildings will be removed to make way for new facilities.
As part of the district’s efforts to honor the site’s significant history, bricks from the site will be available to the Broken Arrow community. Patrons interested in obtaining bricks may visit the parking lot on Detroit Street northeast of the auditorium on the following dates and times:
Wednesday, July 27, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 30, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Monday, Aug. 1, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The commemorative bricks will be available on a first come, first-served basis with a maximum of ten bricks per person.
For more information on the 2015 Bond and the Kirkland Activities Complex, please click here.
For more than 95 years, the campus located at the end of East College Street successfully served the students of Broken Arrow Public Schools academically and personally. First as a high school and then as North Intermediate, this site contains a great deal of history and fond memories for generations of Broken Arrow students.
In 2012, the district determined the classroom building at this school site was at the end of its life due to numerous structural and safety issues. Because our community overwhelmingly approved a bond issue in February 2015, funds are available to repurpose the site into the Kirkland Activities Complex despite the budget crisis, allowing us to preserve a location important to our district and patrons. This complex will feature a full-size competition soccer field, renovated auditorium and gymnasium, and eventually a swimming facility for both the district and community use.
Because we know this site is important to our community, we have taken a number of steps to ensure we are preserving the past for our alumni while still creating the best opportunities for our current and future students.
One of those steps was making certain that the mosaic tiger, created by students in the 1970s, was safely removed. This piece of history is being stored and will be placed at the Kirkland facility in the future. We were also able to commemorate the large ash tree located in the south end zone of Kirkland Field, affectionately referred to as the Touchdown Tree. Thanks to the efforts of Broken Arrow alumni in partnership with Broken Arrow Public Schools, the Touchdown Tree will be displayed for years to come in the form of a Tiger carving.
Planning for the next phase of construction has begun and soon the classroom buildings will begin to come down. Questions have begun to arise about obtaining a souvenir brick from the old exterior, and we are happy to say that these will be available to Broken Arrow patrons. Please check back to our website later this summer for more information on this.
With all of this being said, change of any kind is hard, especially when those changes involve traditions passed from generation to generation. But even though the buildings may not look the same, what hasn’t changed is the sense of pride in being a Broken Arrow Tiger.
The first day of school is just around the corner, and Back To School Central is designed to help you find everything your family needs to be ready. From schedule pick-up dates to school supply lists, please visit www.baschools.org/backtoschool. In addition, please check your child’s school website for information specific to their school site. School websites and contact information can be accessed on the top navigation bar. Information will be updated regularly, so please check back often.
Last year’s Broken Arrow Tiger football season ticket holders may purchase 2016 season tickets beginning July 11 at the Broken Arrow High School Multipurpose Facility located just south of Memorial Stadium.
Reserved season ticket renewal is scheduled for July 11-22 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Thursday from 10 am. to 7 p.m. during the two-week time frame. Tickets must be purchased in person and with cash or check only. Credit cards will not be accepted.
Season ticket upgrades or additional tickets may be purchased July 25-29.
Season tickets are available to the general public beginning Aug. 1.
A reserved season ticket is $50. A reserved parking pass – only 75 are available – may be purchased for $100. Fans may purchase a reserved season ticket and an adult all-sports pass for $100. An individual adult all-sports pass is available for $90. The all-sports pass is good for general admission seating to all Broken Arrow Public Schools athletic events. All-sports passes cannot be used for OSSAA playoffs.
The Tigers open the home season Sept. 9 against Owasso. Following a rare Friday open date, Yukon comes to town for the traditional Homecoming game on Sept. 23. BA hosts Westmoore on Oct. 7. Pink Out is Oct. 28 vs. Edmond Memorial. The Tigers wrap up the regular season Nov. 4 with Senior Night against Sapulpa.
All games start at 7:30 p.m.
The Broken Arrow Athletic Department office is located on the second floor of the BAHS Multipurpose Facility, 2200 N. 23rd Street.
The state budget crisis will have a far-reaching impact on the students and teachers at Broken Arrow Public Schools. Decreased funding from the state will likely require the district to cut more than $7 million dollars from the operating budget – a cut that will affect the classroom, as well as instructional programs and services that are provided to our children.
Many parents and patrons are asking how they can help, and the Broken Arrow Public Schools Foundation has created an avenue – the BA HERO campaign – for them to do so.
Every dollar raised through the BA HERO campaign will help fund instructional programs and services that are critical to our students. Donate now at www.gofundme.com/BAHERO. The Foundation is asking community members, staff and students to share this link on their social media accounts in an effort to raise more than $250,000.
Donations can also be mailed to the BAPS Foundation, P.O. Box 2695, Broken Arrow, OK 74013.
Funds will be managed by the BAPS Foundation. Once the fundraising campaign is complete, the 29-member board of directors will vote on where and how to allocate the funds. The funds will be used to fund instructional programs and services specifically.
For more information about the Broken Arrow Public Schools Foundation, please visit www.baschools.org/foundation or email Andy Truman, Foundation president, at firstname.lastname@example.org.