From The Desk of Dr. Trice Butler

Superintendent, Wilburton Public Schools

November 2020 – Veteran’s Day


“The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” — Jeff Miller

The calendar has flipped from October to November.  I would like to thank everyone for participating in Parent/Teacher conferences that were held in October. We work very hard to build a positive relationship between home and school. Please contact your child’s teacher any time if you have a question or concern.

During the month of October, school districts across Oklahoma count their students. This count will determine how much funding Oklahoma schools will receive. This year Wilburton’s 2020-21 certified count shows that enrollment has a slight drop to last year’s numbers. Also, at the present time we have 17% of our students who are participating in either our blended virtual or full-time virtual options. 

The start of November brings a close to our fall activities, and there were good things happening at WPS. Congratulations to all of our athletes, coaches, cheerleaders, and band on a great fall season! Winter sports will be gearing up to start soon, and before you know it, Thanksgiving will be here. Classes will be dismissed the week of Thanksgiving with classes resuming on Monday, November 30. Enjoy this time with family and friends.

On Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 9:00am, Wilburton High School will be honoring our veterans with our annual Veteran’s Day Assembly. This year it will be held in the WHS Gymnasium instead of the auditorium due to COVID-19 restrictions.  All community veteran members are asked to attend and will be seated on the gym floor. It is our honor to recognize you and present you with a small token of appreciation for your service to our country. 

During the holidays, please be mindful of how you celebrate, how you gather, and the measures you take to protect yourselves and your families. Ahead of winter, please consider the flu shot for your family. This will help us to keep students in the classroom and avoid the starts and stops that will likely come throughout the winter months as families come down with colds, the flu, and, unfortunately, COVID-19. Remember to wash your hands, keep your distance, wear your face covering, and stay home when you are sick. It is this teamwork throughout the community that has allowed us to reopen, and it is this same teamwork that will allow us to remain open for our children.

Happy Thanksgiving!!
Dr. Butler, Superintendent

“In November, The world is tired; the year is old. The faded leaves are glad to die.”
Sara Teasdale