From The Desk of Dr. Trice Butler

Superintendent, Wilburton Public Schools

List of Messages from the Superintendent

February 2020 – District Update

From the Superintendent’s Desk I am not quite convinced it is already February.  But it’s true; the first semester is complete, and students at the high school level are moving quickly into the second semester, which for our seniors brings forward the reality that just three and a half months remain for their high school experience. Each week as I visit our school sites I am so impressed with the quality of our students’ academic performance and continued character development.  There are incredible things taking place in our schools and classrooms.  Our staff does an incredible job providing a top-tier education program, and our students regularly demonstrate courage, creativity, grit, and passion.  I feel very blessed to be a part of this team in Wilburton Public Schools. Our community is such an integral part of our schools.  For example, this community has passed bond measures to help us build new school facilities and repair/renovate our aging facilities.  These funds and others, provided by our community, are the funds that we can truly call “local” funds, and they are not subject to change based on how the state of Oklahoma funds schools each year.  I am so grateful for the community

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January 2020 – A Letter from a Former Student

From the Superintendent’s Desk  January 2020 “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”                            Ralph Waldo Emerson The start of a new year is always so exciting. New beginnings, New expectations, and New opportunities seem to flood the hallways of schools across America. However, each year at this time, I always seem to have a part of me that becomes melancholy when I begin to think about this semester being the last one for our seniors. I refer to it as the “Firsts of the Lasts.”  For example, Tuesday, January 7, 2020 was the first day of school for our senior’s last semester. Every January, I have always tried to encourage our seniors to make the most of every school day that is left because they will “fly” by.   For my column this month, I want to share a writing, “An Open Letter to the High School Senior,” by one of our own Wilburton Alums. In her recent post, Marra Juarez-Davis, Class of 2017, shares her thoughts and advice to seniors about this time of their lives: A First of the Last. Thank you Marra for allowing me to share it! Graduation is almost here.

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