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Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA)
Extensive research has shown that students, yes even high school students, achieve more in school when their parents are involved in their education. BTW’s Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) is a great way to get involved and stay connected to what is going on at Booker T.
PTSA meetings are held on the 2nd Monday each month at the beginning of the school year (except December) at 7 p.m.
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
Parental Involvement Policy 2021-2022
Tulsa Public Schools shall promote parent involvement in all schools as mandated by Title I, section 1118 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and work as equal partners with parents in inspiring and preparing eve1y student to love learning, to achieve ambitious goals and to make positive contributions to our global society.
The Board believes and acknowledges that parent involvement raises the academic achievement level of students. Additionally, parents become empowered, teacher morale improves and communities grow stronger when parents take an active role in educating their children. To this end, schools shall involve parents in the education of their children at all grade levels. The Superintendent or his/her designee shall provide coordination, technical assistance and other support necessary to assist all schools in planning and implementing effective parent involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance.
Section 1118 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Title I Parent Involvement, establishes that to build the capacity for parent involvement within schools, a district is to "develop jointly with, agree with, and distribute to parents of participating children a written Parent Involvement Policy". This policy includes six (6) critical elements to ensure that the school strives to build the capacity of parents to help their children achieve high academic standards.
BUILDING PARENTS CAPACITY FOR INVOLVEMENT
The Board believes that empowering parents to insist on improvement and giving schools extra incentive to do so and by giving parents options regarding their children's education helps the district to realize its vision to become Destination Excellence for patrons of the community. As a result of this belief, the Board shall create an environment of supportive and collaborative parent involvement.
DEFINITION OF PARENT INVOLVEMENT
Parent involvement is the support and participation of parents at home, in the community, and at the school site that directly and positively affects the educational performance offered to all children. Parent involvement is most successful when it is viewed, practiced, and promoted as a partnership between the home and school. Parental involvement ensures that parents play an integral role in assisting their child's learning; that parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their student's education at school; and, that parents are full partners in their student's education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their student as described in section 1118 of the ESEA.
The Administration, Faculty, and Staff of Booker T. Washington High School believe that parental involvement is a valuable key to help our students succeed in school and later in life. As a result of this belief and in compliance with Title I, Part A, parental involvement requirements, as much as possible, we will provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children, including providing information and school reports required under section 1111 of the ESEA in an understandable and uniform format and, including alternative fo1mats upon request, and, to the extent practicable, in a language parents understand. Additionally, as part of the ESEA, the Parental Involvement Policy, will be kept on file in the main office.
1) SHARED ACCOUNTABILITY:
The mission of Booker T. Washington High School is to empower all students to be inquirers and to meet high academic standards in a nurturing, enriching, supportive environment where individual differences and talents are respected; academic excellence is promoted; lifelong learning is strongly encouraged; critical, creative, and higher level thinking skills are developed; connections among all disciplines are provided; and students are empowered to become productive citizens of the global community. Faculty and staff members at Booker T. strive to provide a quality learning experience for every student, every day, without exception. At Booker T., our tradition is excellence; our concept is diversity; our potential is unlimited,· our future is global.
Booker T. Washington High School believes that this mission can be achieved by the active partnership of students, families, faculty and staff working collaboratively. Therefore, Booker T. utilizes various accountability measures to ensure that the needs of our students are being met. Parents, students, and teachers will sign an "Accountability Agreement" during the fall of each school year that outlines the responsibilities each holds in the education of the student. Students and parents will receive written notification of the Code of Conduct, Dress Code, and Attendance Polices at the beginning of each school year to make parents and students aware of acceptable behavior and the consequences of violating these expectations. Progress reports and/or grade cards will be sent to parents to monitor their student's progress.
Booker T. is committed to keeping parents informed of its activities. The school uses School Messenger, the automated telephone calling and emailing system and Talking Points to inform parents and students of school activities and recorded student absences. Booker T. also communicates with parents (and students) by using the following forms of communication: Remind Me app, Group Me app, Band app, Twitter app, personal telephone calls, handouts, weekly PTSA emails to parents, written notices, announcements at special events and parent meetings, and 24-hour access to both the Booker T. sponsored website, the Booker T. parent sponsored website PTA venue, and the BTW PTSA Facebook website. Class specific progress reports are sent home on a quarterly basis and report cards are sent home in conjunction with the district's semester rotation schedule. Parents also have 24-hour access to their students' grades via the Power School grading system.
The academic progress of students will be communicated to parents by phone calls, mail, and e-mail as necessary to ensure that parents are informed when any concerns arise. Guidance Counselors will provide community resources on parenting topics.
3) MATERIALS AND TRAINING:
Booker T. will provide materials and training, to help parents work with their children to improve achievement. Teachers will provide parents with relevant web pages/sites that contain all pertinent information. Weekly PTSA emails, School Connects and School Messenger telephone messaging systems, Facebook, Twitter, Remind Me, Group Me, and the School Way app text messages will be utilized to inform parents of the issuing dates for progress rep01is, semester report cards and other pertinent information. Parents and teachers will also utilize the Power School App/log-in to monitor daily classroom assignments and homework.
4) EDUCATE EDUCATORS:
Booker T. will, with the assistance of the district and parents, educate its faculty, staff members, and administrators, in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to implement and coordinate parent programs and build ties between parents and schools by providing professional development opportunities for faculty and staff members to strengthen and enhance the "teacher/parent" relationship. Further, in conjunction with our PTSA, Booker T. will also house items for parents to utilize as resources in the library, the main office, and the counseling center will house informational :fliers, information about college, and community resource information to provide parents with the tools necessary to help develop successful students.
5) ACTIVE PARENTS:
The school will, with the assistance of the district, provide materials and training to help parents work with their student's to improve their student's academic achievement, such as literacy training and using technology, as appropriate, applicable, and available, to foster parental involvement.
In many ways, parents are the most important teachers that their children will ever have. Studies indicate that when parents are actively involved in their child's education, students perform better academically, are more disciplined and organized, and are more willing to and better able to communicate with their parents. At Booker T., parents are encouraged to volunteer as much as possible with teachers and student organizations, participate in school activities such as monthly PTSA Meetings, Fall and Spring Musical Programs, Back-toSchool Night, Parent/Teacher Conferences, and the Booker T. Washington Foundation for Excellence fundraiser event. Parents also have the option to volunteer to assist with the supervision of students, when applicable, during planned field-trips, school book fairs, make copies for teachers, mentor students, tutor students, and assist with the proctoring of some standardized exams (PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP, IB).
6) F AMILIES - COMMUNITIES AS P ARTNERS:
In following with the Tulsa Model, Booker T. Washington High School takes great pride in building and maintaining community support with parents and members of our community. Through activities such as Freshman Orientation, Back-to-School Night, Gospel Grits and Gershwin (sponsored by the Booker T. Washington Foundation for Excellence), FAFSA night, IBMYP informational meeting(s), and other school functions, we continue to build our community relationships. In addition, we strive to have at minimum 80% participation in our PTSA. We also continue to maintain positive relations with our cmTent Partners in Education.
ANNUAL TITLE I MEETING
Booker T. Washington High School will hold an annual Title I meeting to inform parents of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Accountability and student mastery of academics, Supplemental Educational Services, academic achievement, state testing, Title I programs at Booker T., school hours, uniform policy information, and the parents' rights under Title I to be involved in the school program.
In order to promote positive and meaningful interaction between parents and staff, Booker T. will hold meetings throughout the school year at flexible and convenient times for parents. These meetings include, but are not limited to: Freshman Orientation, Back-to-School Night, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Open House Showcase for prospective students and their parents, monthly Parent-Teacher-Student-Association Meetings, monthly Booker T. Washington Foundation for Excellence meetings, monthly Booker T. Washington Foundation meetings, an annual College Road-Map/Financial Aid night for graduating seniors, and an NCAA Clearinghouse meeting.
OTHER REQUESTED ACTIVITIES
Booker T. Washington High School will proactively develop appropriate roles for community organizations and businesses in parental involvement activities and will provide additional reasonable services at the parent's request.
District Involvement Information
- Stay Connected - TPS social media and smartphone app
- Tulsa Council of PTAs
- National PTA
- Booster Clubs/PTAs sanctioned organizations
- Parents as Teachers
- Student and Family Guide to Success (includes the Behavior Response Plan)
- Achieving. Classroom Excellence (ACE) Parental Curriculum Choice Letter
- Logrando la Excelencia en el Salón de Clases Carta hacia los Padres para la Selección de Currículo
- Parent Guide | Guía para Padres
- Parents Right To Know | El Derecho a Saber de los Padres
- Parent and Family Engagement Policy
- Educational Surrogate Parents Program
- All students need parental support to succeed. The Educational Surrogate Parents Program responds to the need for support and representation of students with disabilities whose parents are not available. This program relies on the commitment of volunteers who support a student's education by advocating for him/her to ensure that the student receives a free and appropriate public education.
Established in 1993, the Booker T. Washington Foundation for Excellence is an independent 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to enhance all aspects of academic endeavors for the students, faculty and administration at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Foundation funds academic enrichment grants and teaching positions, and provides volunteer support to enhance the school’s great tradition of excellence in academics, arts and spirit. Please feel free to visit our page at BTW Foundation for Excellence for additional information.
Booker T. Washington High School accepts approximately 350 freshmen each year. Upperclassmen may apply, but only a limited number of spaces are available. Applications will be available beginning January 5th, and families will be notified by the first week of April of acceptance decisions.
- Revised Admissions Requirements for Class of 2025
- 2022-2023 Application Window
- 8th Grade Shadowing
- Showcase Night/Open House
GPA: TPS will review the 3 semesters prior to application and calculate two GPAs based on all non pass/fail courses taken in those 3 semesters. One GPA will include all three semesters; the other will include only the two semesters in the 2019-2020 school year. The higher of the two GPA’s will be used to score the student. Students must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher to qualify.
Test Scores: TPS will consider students’ highest MAP or OPI scores from any of the previous 3 years (6th-8th grades). The highest score will then be taken and be entered into the scoring rubric. The student’s highest score must be at or above 35th percentile to qualify.
- Students must qualify in both Reading and Math.
- Student’s missing both MAP and OPI scores will need to submit another norm-referenced exam for review.
Attendance: TPS will consider only the first 3 quarters of attendance in the 2019-2020 school year. Students with 15 or fewer absences will be scored based on the current scoring rubric.
- Students with more than 15 absences will need to submit documentation providing explanation for absences. A committee will review the documentation and approve or deny the student for consideration into a magnet program.
- Should a student be approved to continue, they will not receive any points for attendance
Teacher Recommendation: TPS will not require nor use teacher recommendations in evaluating a student’s application.
Discipline: Suspensions will no longer automatically disqualify students from consideration. All students with suspension will be reviewed by a committee to approve or deny the application to move forward.
- If an applicant is not a current TPS student, all documentation relating to any suspension record must be submitted for consideration.
- For all applicants currently enrolled in TPS, suspension information, including details of the incident, will be pulled from Powerschool.
Calendar & Category Legend:
- District - High Schools LIVE
- Booker T. Washington
In a commitment to academic, athletic, and community service excellence, BTW has over 30 clubs in which students can choose to participate in.
- BTW POM
- Key Club
- Men of Power
- National Honor Society
- Student Council
- Teen Advisory Board
- Women Empowered
We don't make keys! We make change. We are a community service club.
The largest club at the DUB, in fact. With over 150 active members, we are a great way to get connected to the Booker T. community while doing good for the community. Booker T. Washington's Key Club is a Kiwanis International local chapter. Kiwanis is a globally recognized organization that provides service and leadership opportunities to youth. By joining Key Club, you are joining one of the largest clubs in the nation and the world, a great selling highlight to your top choice for college. Every month, members are expected to attend service projects and donate drive items in the spirit of improving the Booker T. community.
"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else." - Booker T. Washington
This truly is what Key Club is all about!
Sponsor: Ms. Amy Moore
Men of Power is an organization that is dedicated to personal improvement and development and helping the community. We achieve this through community service, academic excellence, and spiritual growth.
Class Sponsor: Mr. Harold Craig
Meetings: Thursdays before school
If helping your peers and being a leader in your community sounds like you, then consider National Honor Society. NHS is an organization that encourages students to develop their leadership, scholarship, character, and service abilities.
We meet monthly before school and spearhead a multitude of fundraisers, drives, and volunteer opportunities. Remember, membership to NHS is an invitation so make sure to maintain good grades and involvement in service and leadership activities so that you can join your sophomore year! In NHS, we are making a difference right in our own school and we would love for you to be a part of that change. Remember us!
Sponsor: Mr. Craig Hoxie
We are the BTW Student Council. We have 6 elected officials and over 100 Members at Large, who join and participate by just buying one of our shirts at the beginning of the year. We plan Pep Rallies and Winter Formal, hype up school spirit at sports games, and run multiple assemblies throughout the year. When you join our social media and Remind101 you are constantly kept up to date on all that goes on at our school. (Text @btwstuco16 to 81010). You will have the chance to miss one day of school per semester when we go to Districts, an all-day leadership and activity day put on by a rotating list of nearby schools. Join the club that brings the spirit!
Teen Advisory Board (TAB) researches current literature on academic engagement and success and explores various opportunities to bring programs or events to BTW to inspire, motivate, and challenge all hornets to be empowered to set short and long term goals, take steps to reach those goals and to find success in their achievements.
TAB is sponsored by the BTW PTSA
Women Empowered is an organization made up of like minded young women with the goals of allowing all women to be comfortable in their own skin, learning to be empowered in their own way, and building
bonds not only with each other but also with the community. We want to have a positive impact in our community and our school so that the coming classes and generations can empower themselves.
Sponsor: Ms. LaTonya Gooding
We provide bus transportation for:
- Non-transfer elementary students living 1.5 miles or more from their school; and
- Non-transfer middle-school, junior-high or high-school students living 2 miles or more from their school.
Buses may arrive up to 15 minutes after the scheduled stop time. Students should remain at the stop up to 15 minutes after the scheduled stop time. If students wait longer than 15 minutes, call 918-833-8100.
School bus STOp
Buses load and unload at east side of the building near the band room.
Who do I call if my child has not returned home from school on time?
- First call your child’s school
- If you do not get an answer, call transportation at 918-833-8100
- Note: buses may run 10-minutes after the posted stop time
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Regular student attendance is vital to learning. Under the compulsory education law, it is the duty of the parent or guardian to notify the school regarding the reason for absences of school-aged children. If it is necessary for you to be absent, please have your parent or guardian call the attendance desk 918-925-1005 before 10:30 AM. After 48 hours, all undocumented absences will be considered unexcused and counted as truancy.
Helps students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success-including the SAT and AP programs.
Online college advisor
Awards five (5) $2,000 scholarships to current and former English Learners who will be attending a two-year or four-year college or university.
Application for federal student aide for students attending college
A free online resource to help you find scholarships
Username & password to use on federal websites for student aide (FAFSA)
Provides scholarship opportunities and support services to Hispanic American students
If you want to compete in NCAA sports at a Division I school, you need to register with the NCAA Eligibility center to make sure you stay on track to meet initial-eligibility standards.
Oklahoma City Community Foundation (OCCF)
Various Deadlines over 120 scholarships available for Oklahoma students. Don’t miss out on the opportunities that pertain to you.
Allows students whose families earn $55,000 or less annually, and who meet academic and conduct requirements to earn a college tuition scholarship.
Earn your college degree from an accredited online university
Start earning scholarships as early as 9th grade
The Common Application
Covers over 750 college applications
A funding program that provides up to 100% of tuition and fees to Tulsa County residents who graduating high school seniors and enroll at Tulsa Community College the fall after they graduate. The program pays for up to 63 college credit hours or up to three years of college, whichever comes first.
University Tutor Application
University Tutor holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write a short essay in response to a monthly prompt. The submitted essays are reviewed by University Tutor staff at the end of the month and one winner is chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship.
Mary Beth Lykins
Counselor | 9-12 Alpha H-PA
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2021-2022 SCHOOL UNIFORM AND DRESS CODE POLICY
- Student IDs are to be visibly worn all day, every day on lanyard or clip-on badge
- Lost or damaged IDs or lanyards must be replaced immediately, at student cost ($5)
- IDs may not be altered in any way beyond original printing
- Polo or oxford-style (collar, buttons, short or long-sleeve)
- Solid color ONLY
- BTW Spirit Shirts
- Any color
- No logo, other than BTW, larger than 1.5 inches
- We highly encourage students to wear BTW spirit shirts daily to show their Hornet Pride!
- Pants, slacks, shorts, joggers, cargos, jeans, skirts
- Solid color ONLY
- Read Board Policy 2601-R on length
- Jeans allowed with BTW spirit shirt EVERY DAY
- "Tights or leggings worn as outerwear, spandex, bike shorts, bathing/swimming wear, sleepwear (including pajamas), etc., are not permitted."
- Sweaters, cardigans, sweatshirts, hoodies, vests (acceptable in addition to uniform top)
- Solid color ONLY
- No logo, other than BTW, larger than 1.5 inches
- Permitted garments shall be clean, in good repair, and shall have no holes, worn through, slashes or rips (See Policy 2601-R)
- Any visible clothing that is altered beyond the manufacture's pattern and/or is stretch-to-fit is not allowed.
- This includes BTW Spirit Wear - shirts and other gear are not to be cut, torn, tattered, shredded, or altered from the manufacturer's design
- Hats, caps, and headscarves are not allowed.
- This restriction does not apply to religious head scarves