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Getting to Know BAPS Board of Education


The Broken Arrow Board of Education is an elected board with its members given the responsibility of governing the school district while preserving the district’s core values.

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Broken Arrow’s Andrew Raym a Rising Star


When Andrew Raym was called to start on the Broken Arrow offensive line last year, he answered the bell.

The Tigers opened up at Euless (Texas) Trinity on zero week and the first time they touched the ball, Raym, from his right tackle position, knocked his man to the ground.

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Tiger Grad Frankie Davis Jr. Enters Senior Year at TU

Broken Arrow’s Frankie Davis Jr. is entering his senior season with the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. A three-year letterwinner, he has played in 37 career games and has started four games. Davis was invited and attended the NCAA Career in Sports Forum in June 2017. In 2016 he played in 12 games and had 12 stops, two stops for -5 yards and one fumble recovery. He had a season-high three tackles against North Carolina A&T, compiling two tackles, one fumble recovery and one QB hurry in a starting role vs. San Jose State in the season opener. Davis totaled two tackles against Cincinnati last year.

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BAPS Receives Excellence Award

In August, Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) was awarded the 2017-18 State Superintendent Award for Excellence in Career and Technology Education from the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education. The award was given in recognition of the school district’s efforts in providing students with opportunities that prepare them for the workforce.

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B.A. Volleyball Players Rave About World Cup

Courtesy BOB LEWIS

They didn’t win any medals, but a select group of young athletes from the Broken Arrow Volleyball Club carried home “a ton of golden memories” of what they are calling the most fantastic experience of their lives.

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B.A. Student Named All-Stater

JACOB TAYLOR: Broken Arrow High School environmental science teacher and District Teacher of the Year Donna Gradel congratulates Taylor, a 2017 Broken Arrow High School graduate, who was recently recognized as a 2017 Academic All-Stater by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence (OFE). Taylor chose Gradel to accompany him to OFE’s awards banquet, held in June, as a teacher who has had a significant impact on his academic career. Taylor received an All-State Scholarship sponsored by Cherokee Nation Businesses.

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B.A.’s Mary Collins Looks Forward to Senior Season


One of the top pitchers in high school area softball late this summer and early fall will be Broken Arrow southpaw Mary Collins.

Collins, a soon-to-be senior lefty, has high expectations for the Lady Tigers. Having played softball since age four, she is dedicated to the game and can honestly tell you that she likes everything about the game.

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B.A. Tigers Celebrate State Soccer Crown


If there was ever a memorable high school soccer game in boys’ championship history, Broken Arrow’s 2-1 win over Stillwater in a shootout on May 13 for the Class 6A boys’ title could be it.

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Presidential Scholar Semifinalists

Broken Arrow High School (BAHS) seniors Jada Holliday and Jacob Taylor have been named semifinalists in the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. They are two of 722 semifinalists who were selected from more than 5,000 candidates. There were only 10 students selected from Oklahoma.

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