Message from Lydia Wilson

Hello BPS Family,

We are currently planning for next school year, and that means pre-enrollment, record updates, and decisions. Obviously, our daily operations – educating and caring for students – are top priority. To keep you aware of additional plans/actions happening at the administrative level in February, here’s a brief list:

  • We had several applications for our open board position, and the board interviewed 6 people. They appointed Matt Dotson, and he will be sworn in to the board at a special meeting on Feb 20th. 
  • We have contracted with OSSBA (OK State School Boards Association) to lead the search for a new superintendent. Applications are due by February 16th and the link can be found on our website (www.bixbyps.org).
  • Plans for pre-enrollment for next year are underway! Course handbooks (for secondary students) are available online, or contact the school office that you need. Elementary will have plans and info to parents in the next 6 weeks or so.
  • “Spartans at the Capitol” trips have been formed and are FULL of interested people (at least 3 trips are coming during the legislative sessions)
  • Plans for our 1:1 technology initiative continue (9th graders received Chromebooks this year, and we are looking at moving the program forward with exciting new content)
  • We have been completing construction projects and updates: we now occupy Northeast Intermediate School for use; our HS track is in process as we upgrade; and we are planning for a new roof at Brassfield Learning Center, while working on the pool needs/remodel.


Finally, just a word about “behind the scenes” business that is a part of ongoing school business. We always keep our safety at the forefront (on-going training, nurturing the relationships that help us discover concerns, and diligent interventions when we identify them). It is important to teach our students – all people actually – that there is a HUGE difference between “tattling” or being a snitch and “telling” or getting help when it’s needed. Tattling is reserved for the young and immature. It is not productive, because “tattling” has one goal – to get someone in trouble. “Telling” is smart at any age because it is about preventing or resolving trouble.  We have to reach out to get some problems addressed….and that is admirable. It allows for teamwork, whether the problem is a safety concern or a different issue.  So, let’s be clear with our kids, and let’s keep up our teamwork.

 

Lydia Wilson
Interim Superintendent
lwilson@bixbyps.org
(918) 366-2211

 


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