Schools hold events in prep for 2019-20 academic year

Misty Farber Barnsdall Correspondent

Congratulations to Barnsdall’s very own Mickey Easley and Britton Howell for placing in the top ten at the 73rd Cavalcade Rodeo. Mickey placed sixth in the intermediate girls calf roping event with a combined time of 28.100. Britton placed sixth in the junior intermediate team roping and placed fifth in the intermediate boys calf roping event with a combined time of 56.440.

Barnsdall High School has installed all new LED lighting throughout the hallways and in all the classrooms thanks to PSO’s Small Business Energy Solutions program. Thank you to PSO for its financial assistance in making this conversion cost effective for our school. This change will also lower the energy costs, saving the school district even more money for years to come.

All students, sixth through twelfth grades, who will be participating in any extracurricular activities this school year will have an initial drug test on Aug. 1 at 9:30 a.m. in the lower gym. The cost of the test is $15.

The Barnsdall Elementary School will be having enrollment on Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon for any new elementary student to the district. If you participated in Pre-K and Kindergarten Round Up in the spring, you are already enrolled.

The Barnsdall Chapter of the National Honor Society will be hosting a blood drive on Aug. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be placing all donors names in a drawing for door prizes. This fundraising event will give NHS $10 for every unit of blood donated on this day to use toward their chapter events this year. Please come out and support the NHS students.

Tri County Technology Center starts school on Aug. 8. Transportation will be provided to and from tech Monday through Friday. The bus will leave the high school at 7:35 a.m. Tech starts at 8:30 a.m.

The school supply lists are now posted on the Barnsdall Public Schools website as well as the three Facebook pages. Junior high and high school students will only need notebooks, writing utensils and three-ring binders to start their first day of school. Once you start school, each teacher will let you know if you need anything in addition to those three items. Elementary students will have specific school supplies depending on their grade level. The Johnson O’Malley Program will also be distributing school supplies to students enrolled in their program from 6-8 p.m. on Aug. 8 at both school sites.

Junior high students will pick up their class schedule at Back to School Night on Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. All students will then have the opportunity to follow their schedule, find where all of their classes are located, and to meet their teachers. If you missed your enrollment day, you can also pick up your schedule on Aug. 8. The office staff will also be in attendance to gather any enrollment paperwork you need to turn in. All students and parents are encouraged to come to Back to School Night to meet the new teachers, as they are eager to meet everyone.