Last day to attend the stakeholder meetings is TODAY! Let your voice be heard and share your input on what you want in the next superintendent of WBSD7. We have in-person and virtual options available. For more information, go to https://www.willistonschools.org/page/superintendent-search
The Williston Basin School District #7 School Board has a vacancy. If you are interested in filling this vacancy, please see our website: https://www.willistonschools.org/page/school-board-vacancy
Don't forget! Our Community and Parent Input Meetings are today and tomorrow! Kathy Schoenfelder with Ray & Associates is here to gather feedback on what YOU want to see in our next superintendent. These meetings are open to any community member or parent in WBSD7.
The Technology Committee will be meeting today, 1/18/2022 at 12:30 p.m. Agenda Link: https://meeting.sparqdata.com/Public/Organization/2185
January is a time when we typically think about how to make better food choices for ourselves, and for our families. "Think Before You Eat to Make Healthy Choices" is this week's article from Ines Teuma, MD, featured on our Partners in Health page. Check it out to learn more about healthy serving sizes, and how to incorporate healthy foods into your diet! https://www.willistonschools.org/page/chi-stalexius-health-partnership
On Tuesday, 1/18/2022, the Williston Boys Basketball team will be hosting the first annual Boys Basketball Alumni Celebration at the Phil Jackson Gymnasium. The sub-varsity games start at 4:15, followed by the varsity team taking on Watford City at 7:45. There will be a short celebration and presentation prior to the varsity game where we will honor our alumni and officially retire Coyote Legend and basketball Hall of Fame member Phil Jackson's #22 uniform. The varsity team will be wearing retro uniforms as a nod to our last state title team (1975). We will be having a 50/50 raffle and selling retro shirts with the same theme as the uniforms with all proceeds going to support Williston High School Boys Basketball. We hope to see everyone out at the Phil! 🏀🧡#22
Each spring, the North Dakota League of Cities sponsors a statewide If I Were Mayor essay contest for third and seventh grade students. The contest encourages young people to think about public service and future community leadership. Essays must address why the student feels their community is great and what they would do to improve their city if they were mayor. If I Were Mayor essay contest winners will be announced in conjunction with City Government Week, April 4-8, 2022, will receive a $150 cash prize and have their essays featured in the League’s publication, CITYScan. For specifics about the rules and process for submitting essays, visit www.ndlc.org/161/If-I-Were-Mayor-Essay-Contest or contact Carissa at 701-223-3518 or email@example.com
Reminder: There is no school for any WBSD7 schools on Monday, January 17th.
Close-Up is hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, 1/16 from 9:00am - 12:00pm. All donations will go towards the students' trip to Washington D.C.
Coyote Country! Update! The Boys Basketball game that was scheduled for today at Minot High School has been rescheduled to tomorrow at Minot. 1:00 9A Boys v Minot @ Central Campus 2:30 9B Boys v Minot @ Central Campus 1:00 10 Boys v Minot @ Magic City Campus 2:45 JV Boys v Minot @ Magic City Campus 4:30 V Boys v Minot @ Magic City Campus
We would like to remind families of the policies we are following per our Return to In-Person Learning Plan related to COVID-19 positive individuals: Positive COVID-19 Diagnosis ISOLATE: Stay home and away from others for at least 10 days after symptom onset and be fever free for 24 hours (without the use of medications) and have improvements in symptoms. If asymptomatic (without symptoms) isolate for 10 days beginning on test date. If you have COVID-19, you must self-isolate regardless of vaccination status, previous infection, or lack of symptoms. Recently the CDC updated their COVID guidelines for isolation time for positive individuals, however, at our recent school board meeting, it was decided we would continue with our current plan. For more information and to read the plan, please visit our District Website https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1413803/1.7.22_Amended_Return_to_In_Person_Plan.pdf
This week's COVID Report Card is available on our district website. https://www.willistonschools.org/page/covid-report-card
A message from our Athletic Department: Effective immediately, we are going to pause all high school wrestling practices and duals until January 18. We will not be participating in the Miles City Tournament or Sidney Tournament. We are taking this time to try and mitigate the continuing spread of illness that we are currently facing. We do not like doing this, but we feel this in our best interest to keep our wrestlers healthy and allow us to participate in the Fargo Metro Duals next weekend. We have opened a testing window for your student athlete to be tested, if you would like that opportunity. The testing window is today, January 12, from 2-4 pm. To utilize this, you must have a parent/guardian register the athlete using this link: https://testreg.nd.gov/ If you have any further questions regarding testing, please email Lynn Douglas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Ann Arnson, graduate of Del Easton! 🎓
The Coyote Social Emotional Advisory Committee is meeting today, 1/11/2022 at 4:30 p.m. Agenda Link: https://meeting.sparqdata.com/Public/Organization/2185
With the unfortunate increase in violence, threats, cyberbullying, and disruptive social media “challenges” in schools throughout the country, the Williston Basin School District #7 would like to take a moment to remind families and students that our District takes a zero-tolerance approach to any misconduct of this nature. Please see the attached notice from the Interim Superintendent, Lori Olson, and the Director of Student Services, Wyndy McGinley.
CANCELLATION: Due to flight cancellations, our guest speaker Sgt. Rich has been cancelled this week. We will be rescheduling him for a later date and will communicate that as soon as we have that information.
Williston Basin School District #7 is proud to partner with CHI St. Alexius Health Williston for our Partners in Health Program. Our Partners in Health Program will provide WBSD7 with opportunities to provide beneficial resources including expert reviewed health articles and blog posts, Staff Wellness Days, informational forums, and more. Our first featured article is "Gather Around for the Benefits of Family Dinner." Did you know that having a regular family dinner can result in higher grade point averages and self-esteem for children and teens? For this article and more, check out our Partners in Health page: https://www.willistonschools.org/page/chi-stalexius-health-partnership
Regular School Board Meeting Monday, January 10, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. Agenda Link: https://meeting.sparqdata.com/Public/Organization/2185
2022 UND College of Engineering and Mines STEM Camp for incoming 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students runs from June 20-25, 2022. *Maximum of 20 students from Williston *Everything is FREE thanks to sponsors *Free transportation to/from Williston For more information, contact Gwen Klawon at (701)777-3390 or gwendolyn.klawon@UND.edu.