Mrs. Rymer’s class uses Texas Instruments N-Spire calculators to program a rover to sketch an image on cardboard. Turning math into programming into robotics at Wilburton High School.
February 18, 2019
Wilburton Public School Press Release
At the February Wilburton Public School Board Meeting, the Board unanimously approved to name and dedicate the Wilburton High School Gym to “Wilburton--A Dedicated Community.” Additionally, they approved the naming of the basketball court as the Coach Sam Taylor Basketball Floor and the gym’s hospitality room as the Charles Adams Hospitality Room. The motion was made by member Mike Elder and seconded by member Lance Mathis to honor this community and these two former longtime Wilburton Diggers.
Coach Taylor was Head Girls Basketball Coach at WHS for many years. He came to Wilburton in 1965 and built a girls basketball dynasty before retiring in 1987. During his time at WHS, he produced a 251-114 record, 8 All-Staters, 3 Oklahoma-Texas All Stars, 2 trips to the State Basketball Tournament, and many area, regional, district and conference championships. He was a founding member of the Oklahoma Girls Basketball Association and was inducted into the Oklahoma Coaches Hall of Fame in 1984. In his career, Coach Taylor coached most other sports including football, as well as being an administrator, counselor, and teacher.
Mr. Adams grew up in Wilburton and was a1947 graduate of Wilburton High School. He was very proud of his longtime educational career serving as an administrator, coach, and teacher with the majority of this time being for Wilburton Public Schools. He retired as Principal of Wilburton High School in 1987and then served on the Wilburton School Board for over 25 years. He always stated that he bled purple all of his life. He was dearly loved by his former students and always referred to them as “his kids.”
The gym, court and hospitality room will be officially dedicated at the start of the 2019-20 basketball season and will bear the names of these honorees.
The students bringing home medals are as follows:
· Placing 1st in Dramatic Interpretation was Ambrosia & 3rd place went to Nicole.
· 1st place in Humorous Interpretation was Benji.
· Placing 1st in Humorous Duet was Nicole and Dulcie and 2nd place went to James & Benji.
· Ambrosia & James received 2nd place in Dramatic Duet
· Placing 2nd in Monologue was Rylee and Dulcie received 2nd in Prose
Mrs. Pixley has tried for some time to get the old clocks at the High School to keep the correct time but after several decades of faithful service it was clear that they needed to be replaced. The vintage clocks are being replaced with a model that looks similar to the original but much cheaper and easier to maintain and operate.
Thank you Mrs. Pixley, Mr. Phelps, and Mr. Bell
Memorial Service for Caetlin Marie Chatley:
February 12, 2019
Wilburton High School Auditorium
Burial at Damon Valley
Viewing at Waldrop Funeral Home:
Wilburton Schools will be dismissed and buses will run at 1pm on Tuesday February 12th.