Community blood drive scheduled for Jan. 28

Misty Farber Barnsdall Correspondent

Week of January 15

Report cards for the first semester were handed out Monday to all junior high and high school students; however, parents and guardians can monitor grades weekly using the parent portal. Student grades are posted daily, so please check the parent portal ( to stay informed about your child’s grades throughout the year.

The parent portal gives you access to grades, attendance and lunch balance. If you need help accessing the parent portal, or resetting your password, please email Mrs. Farber at

Barnsdall Citizens, Inc. will be hosting a 50 Plus event of food and games on Thursday, Jan. 16. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and is held at the Barnsdall Community Center.

The junior high and high school wrestling teams will be hosting Pawhuska in a dual at home on Thursday, Jan. 16. The high school team will then travel to Catoosa for a tournament on Friday, Jan. 17.

The high school basketball team will be hosting Hominy at home on Friday, Jan. 17. The team will then travel to Caney Valley all next week for the Caney Valley Tournament. Please check the Facebook page for an up-to-date tournament bracket.

Barnsdall students will be out of school on Monday, Jan. 20, as teachers have an in-service day and will be participating in professional development. School will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

The Barnsdall High School National Honor Society will be hosting its third blood drive this school year in the high school gym on Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each unit donated at this blood drive will count toward their scholarship goal of $2,750. The American Red Cross partners with Barnsdall High School and selects one senior who will receive a college scholarship to be used toward expenses at a college of their choice.

The scholarship amount is determined based on the number of units collected throughout the year from the three community blood drives. Please support the students and help build the total amount of units collected as the students reach for their goal of 201 units. The goal for each drive is 65 units to receive the maximum scholarship.

No appointment is necessary to donate blood, but appointments can be made to move ahead in the line. Please call the high school to make an appointment or if you have any questions. T-shirts and refreshments will be given to all donors.

The Osage Nation is hosting a Strategic Input Meeting for all high school seniors who are members of the Osage Nation. The meeting will be held at the Hominy Co-Op on Thursday, Jan. 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Two IPAD Pros will be given away as door prizes for attending the meeting. Dinner will also be served.

The Osage Nation offers several educational support programs to all students who are legally enrolled members. High school students are supported by the College Entrance Assistance Program (CEAT), where they can receive financial support for the ACT/SAT exams, college application fees and test preparation materials. Students are also eligible for free tutoring. For more information on any of these programs, please contact the Osage Nation Education Department at 918-287-5300 or stop by Mrs. Farber’s office for an application.

Community & School Events

Jan. 16

JH/HS Wrestling at Home vs Pawhuska, 6 p.m.

Barnsdall Citizens, Inc. Food & Games, 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 17

HS Basketball at Home vs Hominy, 6:30 p.m.

HS Wrestling at Catoosa, TBD

Jan. 20

No School

JH Basketball at Home vs Nowata, 5:30 p.m.

HS Basketball, Caney Valley Tournament, TBD