Oilton Public Schools are dedicated to provide their students with a great education. Our faculty and staff work hard every day to make sure that the students get the best training to prepare them for career and college readiness.
Oilton Public Schools goal is to provide a positive learning environment with challenging and diverse opportunities to motivate and encourage all students to function at their potential in a changing society.
Christmas Break- December 22, 2017- January 2, 2018
January 2- HS Basketball @ Olive
January 4-6- Davenport Tournament
January 8- MS Basketball vs Davenport
January 9- HS Basketball vs Coyle
January 11- MS Basketball vs Jennings
January 12- HS Basketball vs Ripley
January 13- 6th-7th Academic Meet @ Oilton
January 15- MS Basketball vs M-O
January 16- MS/HS Basketball @ Agra
January 17- 7th-8th Academic Meet @ Oilton
January 20- 5th-6th Academic Meet @ Kiowa
January 22- MS Basketball vs Yale
January 23- HS Basketball vs Prue
January 23-27- Jennings Tournament
January 26- HS Basketball @ Coyle
January 27- HS Basketball vs Olive (Homecoming)
January 29- MS Basketball @ Carney
January 30- HS Basketball @ M-O
February 2- HS Basketball vs Davenport
February 5- HS Basketball @ Carney
February 6- HS Basketball @ Yale
February 8-10- HS Basketball Districts (TBA)
February 15-17- HS Basketball Regionals (TBA)
February 22-24- HS Basketball Area (TBA)
March 1-3- HS Basketball State (OKC)
Congratulations Jacob Chism and Brianna Jackson for being selected as Students of the Month for November. Students are nominated by faculty and staff for their citizenship qualities, student leadership, and work ethics displayed throughout the month.
Jacob Chism (12th) & Brianna Jackson (11th)
The American Red Cross presented their Pillowcase Project to 3rd and 4th-grade students at Oilton Elementary School. The program teaches students emergency awareness procedures and coping skills to help students deal with emergency situations they may be faced with in their home.
Students at Oilton Elementary School were greeted by grandparents on Friday, September 8, 2017, for breakfast as students and faculty celebrated Grandparents Day. The breakfast was well attended with approximately 100 grandparents attending the event.The faculty, staff, and students would like to thank all grandparents who attended the event making this a special day.
Oilton Public School held its annual Meet the Teacher Night and Back to School Bash on Monday, August 14, 2017. The event provided free school supplies, athletic physicals, resources materials from Creek County Health Department, Creek County Sherriff's Department, OSU Prevention Programs, Feed The Children, and Camp Victory Ministries. The event was well attended by students, parents, and community members. We would especially like to thank all event sponsors in the community and surrounding area for making this event a success.
Why Parents Should Read to Kids
One of the best ways to develop a love of reading in your children from a young age is to read to them as often as possible. Doing this simple activity can have benefits for them throughout the course of their lives while providing enjoyment for your family now. Here are some reasons you should consistently devote time to reading to your child, regardless of their age.
Learn About Your Children
You may be worried that your children don't talk much about their feelings or they're experiencing problems that are hidden to you. Reading together at night can be an excellent time to feel out and learn about these issues.On a basic level, a reading ritual allows for you to have dedicated and intimate time every day with your child that other activities, such as television, would not offer. In addition, nothing will get you're a child talking faster than opening doors to new worlds and with the correct book, attention will be placed solely on the reading experience. Also, this focus will open a perfect opportunity to discuss issues that your child is going through now or will go through in the future.Educationally, you will learn about the areas in which your children are struggling most. For example, if they have difficulty reading or sounding out words when you offer for them to read, then you will know it will be important to focus on developing that skill.
Books are great teaching resources for children of all ages. Depending on the difficulty level of the book, new vocabulary may be introduced that will allow for a wider range of discussion. Critical reading skills will be inherently taught through the books, allowing them a leg up when they enter into the more advanced reading courses they take later in their educational career.Of course, the subject matter of books is relevant to the child's learning as well. Biographies and nonfictional resources can be just as stimulating for some as fantasy books. By taking advantage of all literary resources and genres will allow for a wider range of knowledge as a child grows.
Develop a Love of Reading
A love of books can be one of the most important qualities to foster in your children. Books offer a wide range of coping mechanisms that would otherwise be shut off from children as they age.Whether it's recreationally or educationally, the ability and desire to read individually is an important habit to foster. Reading has been shown to lower stress, extend knowledge, improve memory, and improve learning abilities. The benefits to reading are nearly endless, but none of those positives can be acquired without habitual reading.
Overall, parents with children of any age should not shy away from dedicating time every night to reading aloud. Whether you do it as a bedtime ritual or during breakfast doesn't matter. The only important thing is that you spend time every day building up all of the positives that reading aloud can offer.
Tri-County Bright Futures is a collaborative effort between Oilton, Cleveland, Drumright, and Jennings school districts. The vision of Tri-County Bright Futures is to inspire community partnerships that open a way for all children to learn, lead and serve to their full potential now and in the future. To bring that vision to reality, Tri-County Bright Futures will work to develop and support those partnerships while serving the needs of students in Oilton, Cleveland, Drumright, and Jennings.
The Tri-County Bright Futures framework brings together businesses, human service agencies, faith-based organizations, parent groups and individuals in an effort to create lasting connections to help all kids succeed. Through this framework, our affiliate communities are committed to three main goals:
1 Create communication and resource structures to meet any child's basic needs within 24 hours.
2 Build community leadership capacity to improve problem-solving capabilities to address the greater challenges faced by today's youth.
3 Provide service-learning opportunities to provide students and teachers curriculum-based, hands-on service experiences to grow generations of service-minded citizens
Tri-County Bright Futures is the first multi-district affiliate community in the state of Oklahoma. There are Bright Futures affiliate communities in seven states with the organization’s home base in Joplin, MO.
Tri-County Bright Futures will host their kick-off event on Wednesday evening, August 9, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Public School Event Center featuring Dr. Ruby Payne. Dr. Payne will speak on the importance of school-community partnerships and how relevant it is to ensure students’ academic success.
Dr. Payne will also speak on Thursday, August 10, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Cleveland Public School Events Center to more than 1,000 teachers from local school districts and districts across the state on how to effectively serve and meet the needs of students who live in poverty. As an expert on the mindsets of economic classes and overcoming the hurdles of poverty, Dr. Payne has trained hundreds of thousands of professionals, from educators and school administrators to community, church, and business leaders. Additionally, Dr. Payne has written and co-authored more than a dozen books, including the bestselling A Framework for Understanding Poverty and Bridges Out of Poverty while her organization has branched out
into working towards developing healthy, sustainable communities.
For more information regarding Tri-County Bright Futures or if you would like to attend the community kick-off event scheduled on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, please contact Dr. Matt Posey, Superintendent of Oilton Public Schools at 918-862-0389 or Mr. Aaron Espolt, Superintendent of Cleveland Public Schools at 918-358-2210.