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Posted: Aug 10, 2014 6:24 AMUpdated: Aug 10, 2014 5:07 PM

Bartlesville Schools Rally

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Charlie Taraboletti

Bartlesville Public Schools kicked off the 2014-15 school year in style Friday morning with a Back to School Rally at Bartlesville High School's Fine Arts Center. 

Employees of the school district, board members and community members gathered for the annual event which signifies the start of the new school year.  At the rally, a banner featuring 2014-15 BPSD slogan and logo was revealed.  The 2014-15 slogan is "Educating Tomorrow's Leaders." 

Keynote speaker Kenneth Williams headlined the event. Williams is an educational leadership trainer and consultant.  His keynote address titled, "What Really Matters in Education," provided the crowd with helpful teaching tools to help make the 2014-15 school year a success.

Central Middle School Principal, Ryan Huff, emceed the event which included several student groups such as the Bruin Brigade Band, color guard, pom squad, cheerleaders and Boy Scouts of America Troop 3.  Rising Bartlesville High School senior, Julie Welch, sang "America the Beautiful" as part of the event as well.  All participants did an outstanding job and put on a truly memorable event.


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