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Proficiency Based Testing scheduled for Aug. 8 and 9

Application deadline is Friday, July 14

Proficiency Based Promotion (PBP) is a process that awards credit for students’ knowledge in the core curriculum areas, including reading, language arts, math, science, social studies and foreign languages, through an assessment . . .

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Proficiency Based Testing scheduled for Aug. 8 and 9

Application deadline is Friday, July 14

Proficiency Based Promotion (PBP) is a process that awards credit for students’ knowledge in the core curriculum areas, including reading, language arts, math, science, social studies and foreign languages, through an assessment . . .

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Drums of Summer brings the best drum corps in the world to Oklahoma as part of DCI’s Tour of Champions July 18

The world’s eight best drum corps will converge on Broken Arrow on July 18 as Drum Corps International’s Tour of Champions stops at Broken Arrow High School’s Memorial Stadium for Drums of Summer. The Tour of Champions . . .

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Drums of Summer brings the best drum corps in the world to Oklahoma as part of DCI’s Tour of Champions July 18

The world’s eight best drum corps will converge on Broken Arrow on July 18 as Drum Corps International’s Tour of Champions stops at Broken Arrow High School’s Memorial Stadium for Drums of Summer. The Tour of Champions . . .

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BAPS encourages summer reading opportunities for students through partnership with BA libraries

It’s known as the “summer slide” by experts and is far from being as exciting as it sounds. The summer slide is the result of young minds resting in idle during the three-month break from school, sometimes losing more than . . .

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BAPS encourages summer reading opportunities for students through partnership with BA libraries

It’s known as the “summer slide” by experts and is far from being as exciting as it sounds. The summer slide is the result of young minds resting in idle during the three-month break from school, sometimes losing more than . . .

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Broken Arrow Special Olympians bring home hardware following 48th annual Summer Games

Not even an Oklahoma thunderstorm could keep thousands of athletes, coaches and volunteers from traveling to Stillwater, Okla., for the 48th annual Special Olympics Summer Games May 17-19. After three days of exciting Olympic-style . . .

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Broken Arrow Special Olympians bring home hardware following 48th annual Summer Games

Not even an Oklahoma thunderstorm could keep thousands of athletes, coaches and volunteers from traveling to Stillwater, Okla., for the 48th annual Special Olympics Summer Games May 17-19. After three days of exciting Olympic-style . . .

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Class of 2017 accepts $7.9 million in scholarships, college and career center ensures success after high school

Amidst a number of achievements both inside and outside the classroom, Broken Arrow Public Schools’ (BAPS) Class of 2017 proved themselves to be one of a kind. On May 15, more than 1,100 students celebrated their commencement and . . .

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Class of 2017 accepts $7.9 million in scholarships, college and career center ensures success after high school

Amidst a number of achievements both inside and outside the classroom, Broken Arrow Public Schools’ (BAPS) Class of 2017 proved themselves to be one of a kind. On May 15, more than 1,100 students celebrated their commencement and . . .

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Class of 2017 diploma pickup begins June 12

Broken Arrow High School's Class of 2017 can begin picking up their diplomas starting Monday, June 12, in the main office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All books and debts must be cleared before diplomas and transcripts are released. Please . . .

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Class of 2017 diploma pickup begins June 12

Broken Arrow High School's Class of 2017 can begin picking up their diplomas starting Monday, June 12, in the main office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All books and debts must be cleared before diplomas and transcripts are released. Please . . .

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BA’s Class of 2017 says farewell during commencement ceremony

With more than 15,000 parents, friends, families and teachers in attendance at Tulsa’s BOK Center, the Class of 2017 said farewell to a chapter in their lives at Broken Arrow Public Schools’ (BAPS) 109th commencement ceremony. . . .

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BA’s Class of 2017 says farewell during commencement ceremony

With more than 15,000 parents, friends, families and teachers in attendance at Tulsa’s BOK Center, the Class of 2017 said farewell to a chapter in their lives at Broken Arrow Public Schools’ (BAPS) 109th commencement ceremony. . . .

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Spring issue of Arrowpoint Magazine now available online

Please click here to view the latest issue of Broken Arrow Public Schools’ (BAPS) digital Arrowpoint Magazine. Because this award-winning district publication is delivered electronically, the district is able to publish information in . . .

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Spring issue of Arrowpoint Magazine now available online

Please click here to view the latest issue of Broken Arrow Public Schools’ (BAPS) digital Arrowpoint Magazine. Because this award-winning district publication is delivered electronically, the district is able to publish information in . . .

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Broken Arrow Public Schools supports gross production tax increase as a resolution for education funding shortfall

In an effort to urge legislators to increase a tax on oil and gas production as a solution for the state’s education funding shortfall, Broken Arrow Public Schools Board of Education has followed suit with Tulsa Public Schools and . . .

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Broken Arrow Public Schools participates in summer feeding program

According to a report by Feeding America, 17.2 percent of people in Oklahoma suffer from food insecurity. In Tulsa County alone, more than 102,000 struggle with hunger and nearly 37,000 of those are children. Throughout the summer months, . . .

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Broken Arrow Public Schools participates in summer feeding program

According to a report by Feeding America, 17.2 percent of people in Oklahoma suffer from food insecurity. In Tulsa County alone, more than 102,000 struggle with hunger and nearly 37,000 of those are children. Throughout the summer months, . . .

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Broken Arrow High School student named as a finalist in U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Broken Arrow High School (BAHS) senior Jada Holliday was recently named as a finalist in the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. “Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its . . .

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Broken Arrow High School student named as a finalist in U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Broken Arrow High School (BAHS) senior Jada Holliday was recently named as a finalist in the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. “Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its . . .

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Broken Arrow names Donna Gradel as District Teacher of the Year for innovative, real-world teaching style

It wasn’t how Donna Gradel thought her teaching career would begin in 1986. She aspired to become a high school biology teacher and a basketball coach, however, the demand for special education teachers far outweighed her dreams after . . .

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Broken Arrow names Donna Gradel as District Teacher of the Year for innovative, real-world teaching style

It wasn’t how Donna Gradel thought her teaching career would begin in 1986. She aspired to become a high school biology teacher and a basketball coach, however, the demand for special education teachers far outweighed her dreams after . . .

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Broken Arrow Public Schools names 2017 District Teacher of the Year, Support Employee of the Year

Amidst the gratitude and applause from more than 700 people in attendance at the fourth annual Star Awards Gala at the Tulsa Renaissance Hotel, Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) announced Broken Arrow High School science teacher Donna Gradel . . .

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Broken Arrow Public Schools names 2017 District Teacher of the Year, Support Employee of the Year

Amidst the gratitude and applause from more than 700 people in attendance at the fourth annual Star Awards Gala at the Tulsa Renaissance Hotel, Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) announced Broken Arrow High School science teacher Donna Gradel . . .

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Two Broken Arrow High School students named semifinalists in U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Broken Arrow High School (BAHS) seniors Jada Holliday and Jacob Taylor were recently named semifinalists in the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. “Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 53 rd . . .

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Two Broken Arrow High School students named semifinalists in U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Broken Arrow High School (BAHS) seniors Jada Holliday and Jacob Taylor were recently named semifinalists in the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. “Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 53 rd . . .

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BAPS’ 15-16 Annual Report recaps accomplishments, breakthrough moments

From instructional breakthroughs to community involvement and from district financials to student activities, Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) experienced much progress during the 2015-16 school year. To highlight the district’s . . .

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BAPS’ 15-16 Annual Report recaps accomplishments, breakthrough moments

From instructional breakthroughs to community involvement and from district financials to student activities, Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) experienced much progress during the 2015-16 school year. To highlight the district’s . . .

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Broken Arrow Public Schools to support Special Olympics team with special sendoff May 17

Cheering and high fives are on the agenda for May 17 as Broken Arrow students, staff and community members gather to celebrate the Special Olympics team traveling to the 48th annual Summer Games. This pep rally will take place at 7 a.m. . . .

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Broken Arrow Public Schools to support Special Olympics team with special sendoff May 17

Cheering and high fives are on the agenda for May 17 as Broken Arrow students, staff and community members gather to celebrate the Special Olympics team traveling to the 48th annual Summer Games. This pep rally will take place at 7 a.m. . . .

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State’s budget woes continue to challenge school districts

BAPS looks to keep budget cuts from impacting classrooms

As you know, the State of Oklahoma's budget is in dire straights. The revenue shortfall will trickle down to education, so as a district, we are planning for the impact. The State Legislature was supposed to release the approved budget . . .

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Broken Arrow High School honors Advanced Placement students during awards banquet

To recognize the hard work and dedication of students pursuing rigorous academics and Advanced Placement (AP) testing, Broken Arrow High School (BAHS) recently hosted its second annual awards banquet, “A Paradigm for Success,” for . . .

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Broken Arrow High School honors Advanced Placement students during awards banquet

To recognize the hard work and dedication of students pursuing rigorous academics and Advanced Placement (AP) testing, Broken Arrow High School (BAHS) recently hosted its second annual awards banquet, “A Paradigm for Success,” for . . .

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Broken Arrow Public Schools collects more than 12,000 pounds of food for BA Neighbors

To help reduce hunger in Broken Arrow, Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) once again partnered with Move For Hunger and Accent Moving and Storage for the fifth annual districtwide food drive. For five days in March, students and staff . . .

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Broken Arrow Public Schools collects more than 12,000 pounds of food for BA Neighbors

To help reduce hunger in Broken Arrow, Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) once again partnered with Move For Hunger and Accent Moving and Storage for the fifth annual districtwide food drive. For five days in March, students and staff . . .

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Broken Arrow Public Schools introduces 2016-17 Beyond & Above award finalists

Every spring, Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) honors its “stars” with an evening full of gratitude, laughter and applause during the Star Awards Gala, a dinner dedicated to Site Teachers of the Year, retirees and service award . . .

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Broken Arrow Public Schools introduces 2016-17 Beyond & Above award finalists

Every spring, Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) honors its “stars” with an evening full of gratitude, laughter and applause during the Star Awards Gala, a dinner dedicated to Site Teachers of the Year, retirees and service award . . .

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BAHS student Jacob Taylor announced as 2017 Academic All-State Scholar

Based on his academic achievements, extracurricular activities and community involvement, Broken Arrow High School senior Jacob Taylor is the recipient of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Academic All-State Award. This prestigious honor . . .

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BAHS student Jacob Taylor announced as 2017 Academic All-State Scholar

Based on his academic achievements, extracurricular activities and community involvement, Broken Arrow High School senior Jacob Taylor is the recipient of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Academic All-State Award. This prestigious honor . . .

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BAPS receives Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting

Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) was recently honored with its fourth Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award for exceeding the high standards for financial reporting and accountability. This prestigious accolade is presented . . .

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BAPS receives Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting

Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) was recently honored with its fourth Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award for exceeding the high standards for financial reporting and accountability. This prestigious accolade is presented . . .

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BAPS students succeed at 2017 Regional History Day Competition

Every year, thousands of Oklahoma students participate in the Oklahoma National History Day program, a regional and state competition that allows 6-12 grade students to choose historical topics related to a theme. This year’s ongoing . . .

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BAPS students succeed at 2017 Regional History Day Competition

Every year, thousands of Oklahoma students participate in the Oklahoma National History Day program, a regional and state competition that allows 6-12 grade students to choose historical topics related to a theme. This year’s ongoing . . .

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Broken Arrow PE teachers, nurse save life of Broken Arrow High School senior

The immediate reactions of two physical education teachers and the school nurse, along with a decision made by Broken Arrow Public School (BAPS) administration five years ago, were instrumental in saving the life of a Broken Arrow High School . . .

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Broken Arrow PE teachers, nurse save life of Broken Arrow High School senior

The immediate reactions of two physical education teachers and the school nurse, along with a decision made by Broken Arrow Public School (BAPS) administration five years ago, were instrumental in saving the life of a Broken Arrow High School . . .

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Taking precautions against mumps

The Tulsa Health Department recently confirmed a mumps outbreak in Tulsa County, specifically in Owasso. While there are NO confirmed cases at Broken Arrow Public Schools, the district’s health services division is closely monitoring . . .

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Taking precautions against mumps

The Tulsa Health Department recently confirmed a mumps outbreak in Tulsa County, specifically in Owasso. While there are NO confirmed cases at Broken Arrow Public Schools, the district’s health services division is closely monitoring . . .

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B&A enrollment procedures modified for 2017-18 school year

For the first time ever, Broken Arrow Public Schools’ before and after care program, also known as B&A Connections, will be offering an online enrollment process, along with first priority to elementary students who are . . .

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B&A enrollment procedures modified for 2017-18 school year

For the first time ever, Broken Arrow Public Schools’ before and after care program, also known as B&A Connections, will be offering an online enrollment process, along with first priority to elementary students who are . . .

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BAPS Superintendent Dr. Janet Dunlop discusses additional budget cuts and its impact on students

Last week, I shared with our staff and public that Oklahoma has once again declared a revenue failure and that Common Education would be cut by $11.1 million statewide. To Broken Arrow Public Schools, that cut translated to roughly $293,000 . . .

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NFL Hall of Famer offers challenge to Tiger athletes

For more than an hour Wednesday afternoon, an attentive group of nearly 300 Broken Arrow High School athletes sat on the turf field of the indoor practice facility listening to and asking questions of NFL Hall of Fame receiver and former U.S. . . .

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NFL Hall of Famer offers challenge to Tiger athletes

For more than an hour Wednesday afternoon, an attentive group of nearly 300 Broken Arrow High School athletes sat on the turf field of the indoor practice facility listening to and asking questions of NFL Hall of Fame receiver and former U.S. . . .

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BAPS Superintendent Dr. Janet Dunlop addresses recent state revenue failure

I am sure you have seen or heard by now that Oklahoma has once again declared a revenue failure. School districts across the state were notified yesterday that Common Education would be cut by $11.1 million statewide. For Broken Arrow Public . . .

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Cenergistic hires specialist to assist BAPS in reducing energy consumption

As part of the $7.3 million in budget reductions Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) faced last year, the district is committed to reducing utility costs through a partnership with Cenergistic, an energy management company that will assist . . .

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Cenergistic hires specialist to assist BAPS in reducing energy consumption

As part of the $7.3 million in budget reductions Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) faced last year, the district is committed to reducing utility costs through a partnership with Cenergistic, an energy management company that will assist . . .

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Three Broken Arrow High School students honored as 2017 National Merit Finalists

Three Broken Arrow High School students were recently honored as this year’s National Merit Finalists for their prestigious academic accomplishments.  Maia Cruse, Madeline Pratt and Jacob Taylor are among . . .

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Three Broken Arrow High School students honored as 2017 National Merit Finalists

Three Broken Arrow High School students were recently honored as this year’s National Merit Finalists for their prestigious academic accomplishments.  Maia Cruse, Madeline Pratt and Jacob Taylor are among . . .

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BAPS Board of Education approves 2017-18 Instructional Calendar

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) Board of Education approved the 2017-2018 Instructional Calendar . Students will return for their first day of school on Thursday, Aug. 17. In order to help accommodate families . . .

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BAPS Board of Education approves 2017-18 Instructional Calendar

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) Board of Education approved the 2017-2018 Instructional Calendar . Students will return for their first day of school on Thursday, Aug. 17. In order to help accommodate families . . .

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Proof of residency required to be re-enrolled for next school year

Enrollment for current students attending Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) takes place each spring semester. In recent years, BAPS has seen unprecedented enrollment growth, and in order to ensure that each and every student has access to . . .

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Proof of residency required to be re-enrolled for next school year

Enrollment for current students attending Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) takes place each spring semester. In recent years, BAPS has seen unprecedented enrollment growth, and in order to ensure that each and every student has access to . . .

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Pride of Broken Arrow’s Darrin Davis honored as Citizen of the Year at annual Chamber banquet

Hundreds of Broken Arrow community members and leaders gather every year to show their support towards one another during the annual Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet. This year, Broken Arrow Public Schools’ (BAPS) . . .

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Pride of Broken Arrow’s Darrin Davis honored as Citizen of the Year at annual Chamber banquet

Hundreds of Broken Arrow community members and leaders gather every year to show their support towards one another during the annual Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet. This year, Broken Arrow Public Schools’ (BAPS) . . .

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Broken Arrow eighth graders, community partners raise thousands of dollars to help children in need

Before Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) recessed for winter break, Oneta Ridge Middle School students began taking donations for local charities. It started as a competition between grade levels but soon became something near and dear to . . .

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Broken Arrow eighth graders, community partners raise thousands of dollars to help children in need

Before Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) recessed for winter break, Oneta Ridge Middle School students began taking donations for local charities. It started as a competition between grade levels but soon became something near and dear to . . .

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Early Bird Enrollment for Pre-K will begin on Feb. 20

Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) is proud to have four Early Childhood Development Centers (ECC), including Creekwood, Aspen Creek, Park Lane and Arrow Springs that give students a place to embark upon new adventures in a classroom . . .

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Early Bird Enrollment for Pre-K will begin on Feb. 20

Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) is proud to have four Early Childhood Development Centers (ECC), including Creekwood, Aspen Creek, Park Lane and Arrow Springs that give students a place to embark upon new adventures in a classroom . . .

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Broken Arrow High School to host 2017 state student council convention

More than 2,000 students and advisors from schools across Oklahoma will join together at Broken Arrow High School (BAHS) for the 77 th Oklahoma Association of Student Councils (OASC) State Convention Nov. 11-13, 2017. This life changing . . .

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Broken Arrow High School to host 2017 state student council convention

More than 2,000 students and advisors from schools across Oklahoma will join together at Broken Arrow High School (BAHS) for the 77 th Oklahoma Association of Student Councils (OASC) State Convention Nov. 11-13, 2017. This life changing . . .

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Broken Arrow Public Schools ensures better community engagement with Peachjar

BAPS to improve school-to-home communication by distributing school flyers to parents digitally

Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) is committed to educational excellence and ensuring that parents stay informed about important activities and events that enhance their child’s life. In an effort to improve parent and community . . .

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Broken Arrow Public Schools ensures better community engagement with Peachjar

BAPS to improve school-to-home communication by distributing school flyers to parents digitally

Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) is committed to educational excellence and ensuring that parents stay informed about important activities and events that enhance their child’s life. In an effort to improve parent and community . . .

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Home Access Center now available

Broken Arrow Public Schools is pleased to announce that Home Access Center (HAC), the new parent portal, is now available.   Primary parents and guardians who provided a valid email address to the district should have received an . . .

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Home Access Center now available

Broken Arrow Public Schools is pleased to announce that Home Access Center (HAC), the new parent portal, is now available.   Primary parents and guardians who provided a valid email address to the district should have received an . . .

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1:1 computer initiative expands to Broken Arrow High School

At the beginning of the school year, Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) entered into its second phase of its 1:1 computer initiative and provided every student in grades 9-12 with a Google Chromebook to enhance student learning – making . . .

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1:1 computer initiative expands to Broken Arrow High School

At the beginning of the school year, Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) entered into its second phase of its 1:1 computer initiative and provided every student in grades 9-12 with a Google Chromebook to enhance student learning – making . . .

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Broken Arrow Public Schools Board of Education amends graduation requirements

Due to legislative changes, Broken Arrow Public Schools has amended its graduation requirements to align with standards set forth by the Oklahoma State Board of Education and the Broken Arrow Board of Education. Effective for the 2016-17 . . .

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Broken Arrow Public Schools Board of Education amends graduation requirements

Due to legislative changes, Broken Arrow Public Schools has amended its graduation requirements to align with standards set forth by the Oklahoma State Board of Education and the Broken Arrow Board of Education. Effective for the 2016-17 . . .

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Literacy is a top priority at Broken Arrow Public Schools

In 2010, Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) began a journey of improving literacy among its students. Seven years later, the work is paying off with improved literacy rates throughout the district. “Literacy is the key to . . .

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Literacy is a top priority at Broken Arrow Public Schools

In 2010, Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) began a journey of improving literacy among its students. Seven years later, the work is paying off with improved literacy rates throughout the district. “Literacy is the key to . . .

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