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BAHS Student Life newsletter Sept. 15

Principal’s Principles

Wednesday, Sept. 20, will be the first Advisory session when students can move to a different teacher if additional time and support is needed for a particular class. Students and teachers will communicate with each other on Monday and Tuesday about reporting for intervention during Advisory. On Wednesday, students will report to their Advisory teacher of record for attendance, show that teacher their requesting teacher’s pass, and be in the requested location by 10:38 a.m.

Also during Advisory on Sept. 20, we will have an AMAZING extension opportunity for students who choose to hear Ken Freeman’s Choices101 presentation. Ken has spoken all over the country to SO MANY schools. Please encourage your students to attend this session if you feel it would be beneficial for them. Again, they will report to their Advisory teacher of record first and then to the media center if they choose to hear from Ken Freeman. We will have the room set up to accommodate 300 students.

September continues to be Attendance Awareness Month! Did you know that missing 10%, or 2 days a month, over the course of the school year can affect a student’s academic success? We are committed to doing the work to support our students being at school and on time to class each day. As an incentive to attendance, we are bringing back semester test exemptions for BAHS students. The link to our semester test practice can be found here. What can all of us do to support this initiative? Talk about the importance of showing up to school every.single.day.

We continue to embrace this amazing school year and are here if you need any support for your student. BeHereBA!

Crystal Barber


Football Game Safety Precautions

In light of recent incidents at school sporting events, Broken Arrow Public Schools has made some changes to the safety procedures fans will experience at all athletic events held in Broken Arrow facilities. School administrators and coaches ask for your cooperation in observing these new regulations, which will be effective starting Monday, Sept. 18.

The only bags permitted in athletic facilities are those that are clear and smaller than 12"x6"x12". Exceptions are made for individuals with medical conditions and diaper bags with an accompanying child. (See graphic for more details.)

Students in grades Pre-K through 8th grade must be accompanied by an adult. Students may sit in the designated student sections or with parents or adult guardians. Loitering will not be allowed. 

All visiting and home students in grades 9-12 must show their current student ID to gain admittance to the game. No exceptions will be made. Students in grades 9-12 should wear their current student ID visible by lanyard around their neck if they plan to access designated student sections at any sporting event.

If you do not attend the game with your student, please be aware that students who do not meet behavioral expectations outlined above will be asked to leave the game. Once exiting the facilities, students will NOT be permitted to reenter without an adult. Adults may reenter by presenting a ticket stub.

Any student or adult who violates the safety measures in place may be asked to leave the event and/or prohibited from attending future athletic events at Broken Arrow Public Schools. 

Our goal with every athletic event is to provide a safe, enjoyable atmosphere for all of our BA citizens and visiting guests, and your support in upholding these expectations is much appreciated.

PSAT Exam Oct. 17

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is an exam that helps students prepare for the SAT and provides entry to the National Merit Scholarship Program, an academic competition conducted by NMSC. Broken Arrow High School is giving this exam on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

The PSAT/NMSQT is now completely online. All students need to bring their fully-charged Chromebooks and their chargers.

This will be a distance learning day for BAHS, BA Options Academy and Vanguard Academy students not taking the test. These students will complete coursework at home.

To prepare for the PSAT/NMSQT, students can visit www.collegereadiness.collegeboard.org to access practice tests. Students and parents are also encouraged to review the PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide on the College Board website. For more information, visit the district website.

Homecoming 2023

Broken Arrow Public Schools’ homecoming traditions continually welcomes hundreds of alumni, family and friends back home each fall. The 2023 edition of this year’s celebration is Sept. 18-22, and the theme is “A Night in Greece.”

In keeping with tradition, the homecoming parade is Thursday, Sept. 21, at 5 p.m., and will feature floats and displays from student groups, athletes and community members. The parade begins on Main Street at 1st and College and concludes at the Education Service Center (701 S. Main. Street). 

Tigers will host Southmoore High School at Memorial Stadium on Friday, Sept. 22. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. During the game, a special ceremony will recognize the 2023 Great Graduates. These individuals have brought honor to their community and alma mater through personal and professional accomplishments.

Known as the culminating event, Broken Arrow High School will host its annual homecoming dance on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets will be on sale only online for $25 the week of the dance on 5-Star. Tickets will not be sold at the door. The homecoming dance entry is included in the student All-Access pass, which can be purchased in the high school’s Student Union for $85.

For more information on this year’s homecoming events, please contact the high school’s student activities office at 918-259-8570. For information regarding football tickets, please contact the athletics office at 918-259-5900.

National Merit Semifinalists

Five Broken Arrow High School students are named as this year’s National Merit Semifinalists for their prestigious academic accomplishments!

Ava Boswell, William Harris, Philip Oh, Brody Read and James Walsh are among approximately 16,000 students from across the nation who have qualified for this honor and are some of the highest scoring students in the state of Oklahoma.

For more information about this honor, visit the district website.


There is still time to join the BAHS Parent Teacher Student Association for discounts at 15 locations and the possibility of college scholarship money! Join here.

Students of the Month

Congratulations to this month’s Students of the Month! 

Seniors: Nate Groves and Bre Keck

Juniors: Mason Lewis and Leah Exum

Sophomores: Karver Baker and Grace Pebworth

College and Career 

Each month, Broken Arrow High School's College and Career Center hosts representatives from various colleges on the high school campus. These meetings are held in the BAHS College and Career office (main 124) unless otherwise noted. This is a great opportunity for students to talk with and ask questions of these representatives. To receive a pass to visit with representatives, please email name and the college to Melissa Miler at mamiler@baschools.org

Sept. 18 - University of Notre Dame 

Sept. 20 - New York University

Sept. 21 - Amherst College

Please check out the latest College and Career Newsletter for updates on local scholarships, 2023-24 Pathways Internships, and more!

Good Morning BA

Good Morning BA, GMBA, is the official weekly news show of Broken Arrow High School produced by the ArrowVision video production students of The Pulse. Watch the most recent episode.

Dates to Remember

  • Sept. 21 - Homecoming Parade @Main Street 5p.m. 
  • Sept. 22 - Homecoming Game 
  • Sept. 23 - Homecoming Dance @BAHS 7-9:30p.m.
  • Sept. 27 - Jostens @BAHS 10:30-1 p.m.  (cap and gown/senior item orders)
  • Sept. 29 - Fall Blood Drive
  • Oct. 6 - Distance Learning Day