Broken Arrow Weekly Update

Looking Forward to the Week of April 24-28

Message from Mrs. Green

It was a fun filled four day week! We are back to a full week, next week and will be ready to wrap up the last week of April. Please make sure you are on the lookout for information from the front office, upcoming newsletters and communication from classroom teachers about all of the fun events that will be happening in May. May is an incredibly FUN but busy month!

Check out the picture below of Ms. Meyer's class in PE having fun with the parachute. I was able to join them for a few minutes and it was such a blast! Mrs. Hunt will be back towards the end of this week and we will be saying THANK YOU and goodbye to Coach Hall. He has been so helpful in providing consistency to our PE classes during Mrs. Hunt's absence.

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3rd-5th Grade: State Assessments-CELEBRATION

State Assessments are OVER and our students totally ROCKED it! We want to celebrate their hard work and so we will have the Kona Ice Truck come to Broken Arrow on Monday, April 24th at 2:00 for students to enjoy a icy treat! We are so proud of our BA Eagles for rocking the test! If you have any questions, please contact the front office.

2nd Grade Field Trip is on Friday!

Our 2nd Graders will be heading to Deanna Rose Farmstead on Friday, April 28th. Please direct any questions to our fabulous 2nd grade team.

Please Help Make a Teacher Smile!

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up soon and I need your help! Please consider writing a few words about what makes your students' teacher GREAT! Students could also share their own words. Just CLICK HERE to write your comment about ANY teacher in our building!

Boundary Update (Previously Shared by Julie Boyle via email on April 22)

The committee’s recommendation redistributes Broken Arrow students to Cordley (69 students), Langston Hughes (43), Prairie Park (15), and Schwegler (96). It moves some Pinckney students to Deerfield (40) with district transportation provided on an existing bus route. It shifts other Pinckney students to Hillcrest (129). New York boundaries would expand to serve approximately 13 students currently attending Cordley. (All student counts are estimates based on current enrollment.)

The committee’s recommendation expands:

  • Cordley’s boundaries south of 23rd Street to K-10, utilizing the western boundaries of Naismith Trail and Louisiana Street. (Current Broken Arrow)
  • Deerfield’s boundaries east across to McDonald Drive to Pinckney areas north of Second St. (Current Pinckney)
  • Hillcrest’s boundaries north to Second St. (Current Pinckney)
  • Langston Hughes’ boundaries south of K-10 and west of Highway 59. (Current Broken Arrow rural area)
  • New York’s boundaries west to the parcel lines beyond Illinois and south of Ninth St. (Current Cordley)
  • Prairie Park’s boundaries west to Highway 59 (Iowa St.) along K-10. (Current Broken Arrow)
  • Quail Run’s boundaries south of Bob Billings Dr. to the eastern portion of Alvamar Golf Course. (Current Hillcrest)
  • Schwegler’s boundaries southeast along 25th St. to Louisiana St. and south to K-10. (Current Broken Arrow)
  • Sunset Hill’s boundaries east to Iowa St. (Current Hillcrest)

RSP & Associates’ analysis of the proposal notes that no elementary school is projected to exceed 95% utilization of its building’s capacity in the next five years, and only two schools, New York and Woodlawn, are projected to fall below 75% utilization during that time. RSP also projects that no school should see more than a 5% change in its student body’s racial/ethnic makeup or more than a 10% change in the percentage of its students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunches.

District administration has recommended that the board exempt from boundary changes current third and fourth graders and their younger siblings who currently attend the same school. Families exempt from boundary changes could choose to send their children to their new school or complete a transfer request for them to remain at their current school.

The district’s existing transfer request process gives all families options. Transfer requests are considered on a space-available basis, and once approved, they remain in effect for the student’s remaining time at that school level - elementary, middle, or high school. The district does not provide transportation for students approved for transfers.

If the board approves the committee’s recommendation Monday, the district will communicate specific information about new attendance center assignments, exemptions, and transfer options to each family affected by a boundary change.

Before I wish you well for what looks to be a cold weekend, I ask that you please watch for an email from The district has partnered with Panorama Education Team to provide confidential surveys. I hope that you will take a few minutes to share your school experiences with us. We value your input! It helps us to continue to improve the way in which we serve and support your amazing children.

Lawrence Public Schools' 2023-2024 Annual Student Registration is now open through April 30th!

Annual Student Registration is required for ALL students, except current seniors graduating this spring. It is separate from middle/high school course enrollment.

Why do we have Parents/Guardians complete the Annual Student Registration each year?

  • Indicate if your student(s) is returning to the district next year

  • Update addresses, contact information and emergency contacts

  • Update student Health History

  • Sign acknowledgments

  • Plan staffing to meet student needs for the next school year. This is especially important as Broken Arrow is closing and I want to make sure your student's next school is planning for your student.

How do I get started?

Log into your PowerSchool account and complete the Annual Student Registration for 2023-2024:

Find detailed instructions here:

  • Be sure to use a web browser when starting this process (Chrome is preferred)

  • Annual Student Registration is unavailable through the mobile PowerSchool app

Don't have an account?

Create your Parent/Guardian PowerSchool account,
Once created, connect your student(s) to your account by using the student access code(s) and password(s) provided by your school.

If you misplaced the access codes or did not receive them, please contact me at 785-832-5600 or

Need help? Call or email Mrs Walthall at the school.

Thank you for completing Annual Student Registration by April 30.

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Kindergarten Enrollment Information

We may not know what school looks like for Broken Arrow next year, but 5 year olds will go to kindergarten somewhere! We want our kindergarten families to register early so the district can make plans for next year. Hiring and teacher movement is dependent on the Spring forecast of Kindergarten Enrollment. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT INFO!

We will wait to assign schools until boundary changes are finalized and will continue to keep you updated as we know more.

The Transfer Request Form will not be available until boundaries have been finalized. At that time, we will have the new form available at THE LINK HERE

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We are focused on COURAGE for the whole month of APRIL. Please check out the resources below for specific activities to complete or discuss with your student(s) at home!

Congratulations to our FIRST WEEK of COURAGE Eagles!

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The Dental Clinic Team will be back at Broken Arrow on May 9th. See Below!

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City of Lawrence Summer Camp Opportunities

Scan the QR code or CLICK HERE to check out the summer offerings for kids from the city:

Science and Nature camp

Computer animation camp

Dance camp

Skateboarding camp

Rec camp

Lawrence Arts Center Camps

Scan the QR code or CLICK HERE to check out the summer offerings for kids from the Lawrence Arts Center:

Summer Youth Theatre

Visual Arts



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