Holloway, Clawson recognized by Wilburton Kiwanis Club

Two seniors were recognized as Students of the Month for March by members of the Wilburton Kiwanis Club. The students were special guests during the club’s Wednesday, March 24 meeting held in the Student Life Center on the campus of Eastern Oklahoma State College. Chelsea Holloway is the daughter of Maekayla and Joe Holloway. She attends Wilburton High School where she is a member of the Lady Digger basketball team, FBLA, National Honor Society, and National  Indian Honor Society. She serves as secretary of the National Honors Society. Holloway enjoys hunting, playing the bass, and going to church. Upon graduation she plans to attend Eastern Oklahoma State College and pursue a career in nursing. Garrett Clawson is the son of Stephanie and Chris Clawson. He attends  Wilburton High School where he is a member of the Digger basketball, baseball, track, cross country, golf, and powerlifting teams. He has been listed to theprincipal’s honor roll and is a member of the Gifted and Talented program and the National Honor Society. Clawson enjoys fishing, hunting, trapping, and sports. He plans to attend Oklahoma State University with a major in biology to pursue a career as a wildlife biologist. From left, Garrett Clawson,

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WHS Students To Compete in State Speech Tournament

The Wilburton High School Speech and Drama Team Coached by Marie Underwood competed in The Regional Speech Tournament on March 25-27, 2021. All tournaments were done virtually this year. The following students will compete in the State Speech Tournament which will be held April 8 – 10: Regional Runner-ups are: Dulcie McLane Dramatic Interpretation  (Regional 1st Runner-up) Humorous Interpretation  (Regional 1st Runner-up) & Poetry Haylee Baker Standard Oratory  (Regional Runner-up) Rylee Sinor Monologue & Original Oratory State Alternates are:  Haylee Baker & Maddie Posey        Humorous Duet  Alexis Rector      Original Oratory   Kaci Parish         Standard Oratory                                                                                                  Kneeling l to r Kaci Parish, Kady Smith, Dulcie McLane, Alexandra Costa, Rylee Sinor Standing l to r Alejandro Cazaras, Haylee Baker, Maddie Posey, Jacy Browne, Alexis Rector, Shayla Posey

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Important Information About State Testing

Please click on the link below to review the OSTP Parent, Teacher, Student Guides regarding grade level testing for your child. Click on your child’s grade for detailed information about what your child will be tested over this Spring. OSTP Parent, Teacher, and Student Guides

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WPS Partners with EOSC Nursing on Student Health and Awareness

March 9, 2021 Wilburton Public Schools (WPS) has partnered with the EOSC Nursing program to bring awareness to the importance of student health and its relationship to academic success.  WPS has assisted the nursing students with their pediatric clinical rotations through observation days with the school nurse. EOSC nursing students have provided much-needed health teaching projects at the elementary and high school campuses. EOSC student nurses taught hygiene, hand washing, and dental health lessons to the elementary students and “Nursing as a Profession” to Mrs. Lowder’s High School Careers Class. Several WHS Alumni were apart of the student nurse group including Kodi Clevenger, Cheyenne Ezekiel, Tracy Martin, and Hayley Meyers. Both WPS and EOSC are excited about this partnership and future endeavors together. EOSC Student Nurse and WHS Alumni Kodi Cleveneger teaching Dental Hygiene to Miss Clark’s 3rd Grade Class. EOSC Student Nurse and WHS Alunini Cheyenne Ezekiel teaching Hand Hygiene to a 2nd-Grade student, Gracie Salazar.

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District Accepting Bids on Parcel of Land

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE AND SOLICITATION OF BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Independent School District No. 1 of Latimer County, Oklahoma, a/k/a Wilburton Public Schools (the “District”), will offer for public sale by SEALED bids a parcel of certain real estate, located in Latimer County, Oklahoma. The parcel contains 2 Acres of Land comprising the former Degnan School site, Northwest of Wilburton, OK near the intersection of Degnan Rd and Degnan School Rd. This parcel is surface land only. Please contact the Superintendent’s Office for a survey of the land parcel. SEALED bids will be received until 4:00 PM on Monday, April 5, 2021, at the office of the Superintendent of Schools located at 1201 W Blair Ave, Wilburton, OK 74578. Each bid must be enclosed in a sealed inner envelope marked “BID-SURPLUS REAL ESTATE.” Prospective bidders may contact the Superintendent’s office at 918-465-2100 or at trice.butler@wilburtondiggers.org to arrange access to the property. The Purchaser accepts the Property in its present condition, “AS IS.” The bids will be opened on the evening of Monday, April 5, 2021 at the District’s Board of Education regular board meeting for acceptance or rejection. The District reserves the right to reject any and

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Wilburton Public Schools Named OK Promise 2A State Scholarship Champion

Seven Oklahoma high schools have been named “Oklahoma’s Promise 2020 State Champions,” leading the state in the number of graduates who met the requirements to receive an Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship. Oklahoma’s Promise is a state program that provides an opportunity for students from families whose annual income is $55,000 or less to earn a tuition scholarship for college or certain programs at public career technology centers. “These seven Oklahoma high schools are to be commended for serving as champions for their students,” said Chancellor Glen D. Johnson. “The State Regents and I applaud their efforts. Since 1996, more than 95,000 Oklahoma students have taken advantage of the opportunity to pursue their college education through earning the Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship.” High schools named Oklahoma’s Promise 2020 State Champions are: Class B Champion: Indiahoma, with seven Oklahoma’s Promise graduates. This is Indiahoma’s second championship. Runners-up: Boise City, Leedey, Tupelo and Varnum, with six Oklahoma’s Promise graduates each. Class A Champion: Fort Cobb-Broxton, with 12 Oklahoma’s Promise graduates. Runners-up: Keota, Sentinel, Thomas-Fay-Custer and Weleetka, with 10 Oklahoma’s Promise graduates each. Class 2A Champion: Wilburton, with 18 Oklahoma’s Promise graduates.   Runner-up: Hulbert, with 15 Oklahoma’s Promise graduates. Class 3A Champion: Dove Science Academy

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