Butner Public Schools in Cromwell, OK was founded in it’s present form in 1961 out of the consolidation of 3 school districts, Excelsior, Cromwell and Butner. Since that time Butner has excelled in all aspects of education, academics, athletics and extra-curricular activities.
Butner alumni have risen to greatness in all walks of life and are still making their mark on the world in fields of medicine, education, arts, military and law. Presently Butner Public Schools is a leader in technology based education focusing on preparing another generation for success.
Butner Public Schools has been able to stay in session during the teacher walkout thanks to the volunteers in our community. Although Butner did close down on Monday, April 2, knowing they would have to encompass a Friday that was previously scheduled to be out of session. Butner’s administration and board members have been supportive to the teachers who have attended before and during the teacher walkout. Delegates from Butner have been attending the teacher walkout at the capitol daily with help from our administration, fellow staff members, and community volunteers. Butner has had food, money, and time donated to make this journey attainable for our delegates. During the teacher walkout Butner’s delegates have spoken with Representative Zack Taylor and Senator Jason Smalley expressing concerns for public education. Delegates Sue Walker and Donna McFerran had the opportunity to meet with Governor Mary Fallin to discuss concerns and needs within Butner’s doors. In a later interview Governor Mary Fallin referenced Butner from Seminole County! Butner’s delegates have spent time researching each bill that has passed and those that have not. Butner has been in the gallery during sessions, in the capitol while at capacity, and in the streets talking and walking to promote proper educational funding. Butner teachers have been overwhelmed with the support from the community and we at Butner could not be more proud of how our community has pulled together in joining the efforts at the capitol. To our volunteers, we at Butner Public Schools appreciate every second of every minute that you have spent with our children. To those that have given food or monetary means, know we appreciate your love and support. You have made it possible for us to fight the fight for funding for all of our children.
Courtney Tennel and Sue Walker with Zack Taylor
Sue Walker and Donna McFerran with Governor Mary Fallin
In the Gallery
5th grader Madison Appleton scored a 1st place win at Okemah's Cross Country Meet held on Saturday, September 2. This is Madison's first year to participate in cross country. Madison is under the direction of coach Nathan Beene.
Butner Elementary grades Pre-K through 1st grade visited the Seminole Firehouse, where they learned about fire safety. Everyone had a fantastic time learning about firemen, had an opportunity to see the large ladder extended, and sit inside the fire truck!
Butner hosted a Grandparents Day on Friday, September 8, 2017. Grandparents were treated to a baked potato luncheon with their grandchildren.
Caleb McElroy was the staring pitcher, he have up 4 runs and struck out 4 batters. Jacob McElroy pitched the remaining 2 innings, giving up 1 run and striking out 3.
Caleb McElroy - 2 hits
Mikko Kionute - 1 hit RBI
Turner Dean - 1 hit 2 RBI
Cy Fitzgerald - long double.
Defense played well with only one defensive error the whole game.
Final Score: 7-5
Tuesday, August 22, 2017, Mrs. Jones's event planning and drama class went to Chandler, Oklahoma to visit the grave of U.S. Marshal William M. Tilghman. The students were able to search and find Marshal Tilghman's grave and monument. While searching for Marshal Tilghman's grave they found a second U.S. Marshal named Neal Brown buried only a few steps away. Rubbings of both the tombstone and monument were done in preparation for a future event during Cromwell's Bill Tilghman Days Celebration. The drama and events planning class are planning a movie and dinner night on Saturday, October 14, 2017showcasing "You Know My Name". More details to come!!!
I am beyond blessed! Had the opportunity to help a local flower farmer out today! Huge thank you to Mrs. Baughman for letting us go at the last minute, Mr. Devereaux for jumping in and helping problem solve to get us to the farm, my 9th grade class for accepting the challenge, and last but not least my yearbook boys! There are many things I take for granted daily but God has proven time and time again in the 3 short years I have been at Butner, ask and ye shall receive. Anytime I ask for help from my Butner family (admin, staff, and scholars) without hesitation have come to my aid! Love my family!!! Oh and LaSumer Allensworth Jolly for commandeering two vehicles for us!!!
Butner Yearbook staff helping when they can. I truly love my yearbook staff and to see these young gentleman come to the aid of an elderly woman just made my heart soar. Isaiah Martin and Quinton McCoy visiting with a lady in Holdenville over her concerns with her vehicle. PROUD TEACHER RIGHT HERE!!!!!