Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) and Griffin Communications/News On 6 are teaming up to provide Broken Arrow High School (BAHS) students with real-world opportunities in media and video production.
“This is such a great opportunity for our students and the district as a whole,” said Greg Spencer, BAPS ArrowVision video production manager. “I’m confident that it will further increase interest in our already growing video program at the high school, improve our content and encourage more kids to pursue videography and journalism in college."
The agreement will bring News on 6 to the big screen at BAHS football games for the pre-game forecast, while students will gain insight from Channel 6 anchors and meteorologists as they record portions of the official BAHS weekly announcement show, “Mandatory Mondays,” from the news studio.
“This partnership will give students in the ArrowVision video production program unprecedented access to work with and learn from the professionals at News on 6 in a variety of media and video production fields,” Spencer said. “I think what I’m most excited about is that our students will have access to a number of internship opportunities throughout the year.”
Senior Kylie Ray can’t wait to get started.
“I think the partnership will be really beneficial for me and my classmates,” said Ray. “I am considering media and video production as a potential career, so this is a very exciting opportunity.”
Griffin Communications Vice President of Marketing Houston Hunt couldn’t agree more.
“We are so proud to be able to partner with the Broken Arrow schools on this amazing program,” Hunt said. “We look forward to working with some of the best and brightest to show them what all goes into a television broadcast.”
ArrowVision provides quality programming covering academics, athletics, arts and activities at Broken Arrow Public Schools. It is comprised of ArrowVision.tv, Broken Arrow High School’s “The Pulse,” the district’s YouTube and Vimeo channels, and Cox Channel 20. ArrowVision videos are produced and edited by a team of BAPS employees, as well as students who are enrolled in journalism classes at Broken Arrow High School. These courses are giving students hands-on experience in the world of videography, including TigerTV, The Pulse, Sports Media and Documentary Film.
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a test traditionally taken by students during their junior year to determine eligibility for National Merit and other scholarship qualifications. Juniors have the option to take the PSAT and there is a exam fee for the student to take this test.
This test will be given on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.
Kathryn Carson at the Broken Arrow High School (BAHS) media center will be accepting PSAT registration for this exam. The fee is $15. Cash or checks will be accepted. Checks need to be made out to BAHS. Students wishing to sign up for the exam should stop by Ms. Carson's desk in the media center before school or during lunch by Friday, October 7. Students may also register during the College Fair on September 27 in the grand lobby, 6:00 p.m - 7:30 p.m. Students from out of the district who are signing up to take the exam will be placed on a waiting list until October 18 to ensure that BAHS students have first priority.
All Juniors that register for PSAT/NMSQT are eligible to participate in a prep sessions that will be held on Thursdays in October , 6:00 p.m. – 8 p.m. in BAHS media center.
Selected BAHS sophomores will take the PSAT/NMSAT exam on Wednesday, November 2, at their school site. There is no fee for sophomores and this doesn't count towards determining National Merit scholars.
For more information about the PSAT/NMSAT, please contact the District Testing Coordinator, Lisa Cole, 918-259-4774.
The following link is a helpful resource in preparation for this exam:
The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) recently announced four state-level finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) at the elementary level. Among the finalists is Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) teacher Jennifer Duvall, who teaches fifth grade at Country Lane Intermediate.
“We are fortunate to have such dedicated and talented teachers in our district,” BAPS Superintendent Dr. Jarod Mendenhall said. “I couldn’t be more proud of Ms. Duvall’s recognition at the state level. It’s because of teachers like her that we witness such successful Broken Arrow graduates.”
Established in 1983, PAEMST is the highest recognition a K-12 mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Awards alternate each year between elementary and secondary teachers.
As a longtime educator, Duvall fosters student enthusiasm for math and considers shaping her students’ futures a privilege. Duvall earned her middle level/intermediate math certificate in 2013, has served as an officer for the Broken Arrow chapter of Professional Oklahoma Educators, and been a member of numerous committees to align, pace and analyze math teaching standards for Broken Arrow Public Schools.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister praised her and the rest of the finalists for their exceptional work raising student outcomes in math and science.
“Congratulations to this amazing group of Oklahoma educators,” said Hofmeister. “Their contributions to math and science instruction in the classroom not only enhance student learning but serve as an inspiration to their colleagues, students and communities. I am proud that these four individuals are representing Oklahoma at the national level.”
Duvall and the other three finalists were chosen by a local selection committee consisting of teachers, district level personnel, representatives from higher education and past awardees. Each finalist demonstrated a mastery of math and science instruction appropriate for the grade level taught and effective use of student assessments to improve student learning.
OSDE has submitted the finalists’ applications for consideration for the national PAEMST awards.
In keeping with tradition, Broken Arrow Public Schools' renowed homecoming parade will take place Thursday, Sept. 22, at 5 p.m., beginning at the Central Park Community Center and concluding at the Education Service Center/BAPAC. This year's theme is "Around the World." Please click here for the parade entry request form.
The Broken Arrow High School (BAHS) homecoming dance will be on Saturday, Sept. 24, 8-10:30 p.m. at BAHS. Tickets will be on sale for $15.00 the week of the dance or $20.00 at the door. The homecoming dance entry is included in the student All-Access pass that can be purchased at schedule pick-up for $60.00 or in the Student Union for $70.00.
“We are excited to welcome our alumni back to the place we all call home,” said Jason Jedamski, BAHS Director of Student Life and Activities.
For more information on this year’s homecoming events, please contact Broken Arrow High School at 918-259-4310.
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