Dear WBSD7 Community, Audrey Larson has been selected as the new principal of Williston High School following a thorough selection process by an interview committee. Larson, who previously served as the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Director since January 2023, brings a wealth of experience to her new role. With eleven years of experience as the Assistant Principal at WHS prior to her promotion, Larson has demonstrated her commitment to the success of WHS students, staff and the Williston Basin School District #7 community. We are excited and thankful to have Mrs. Larson stepping into the WHS Principal position. We have full confidence in her ability to succeed in leading the WHS Team! Sincerely, WBSD7 Administration A Message From Mrs. Larson: I am honored to have been selected as the new principal of Williston High School. In the last few years, I have had the opportunity to work with Williston High School’s dedicated staff and talented students. I am privileged to be called their leader. My journey in education started in a non-traditional way. After earning my Biology degree from the University of North Dakota, my husband Greg and I moved to Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp where we were both assistant directors of different outdoor ministry programs. During this time, I developed a passion for teaching and leadership. I worked under an incredible camp director who’s training has been pivotal in my leadership journey. After starting a family, Greg and I moved back to North Dakota with our two young boys to be closer to family. I started my teaching career as a science teacher in New Salem, North Dakota where I implemented many teaching strategies I learned while at camp. While in New Salem, I had a beautiful daughter who happened to have Down syndrome. As young parents, a move even closer to family became important. We moved to our forever home on Greg’s parents’ farm and I continued my career as a science teacher in Grenora. After a year in Grenora, I started as a credit recovery teacher and later became a science teacher at Williston High School. Williston High School has been my home since! I have served as assistant principal for the past 11 years where I worked under one of the best in Jason Germundson. In my time helping to lead Williston High School, we have experienced incredible growth! I vividly remember taking a picture of our PowerSchool data at the old high school when our enrollment hit 900! We are now 1 ½ times that size. I am passionate about preparing our students for life after high school. As an assistant principal, I have worked with our staff to double the number of Advanced Placement, dual credit, and career and technical education (CTE) courses offered at Williston High School. As principal, developing and preparing our students for their next steps in life will continue to be a focus for Williston High School. Williston High School will continue to be a place where students can explore their interests and develop their skills so that they will be successful in whatever path they choose after graduation. I am grateful for this opportunity. Leading the staff and students of Williston High School is an incredible responsibility, and I am excited for the years to come. Sincerely, Mrs. Larson WillistonSchools.org #wbsd7
2 months ago, Williston Basin School District #7
new WHS Principal
2021-2022 Financial Audit Results Williston, N.D. (April 10, 2024) The North Dakota State Auditor’s Office has completed the financial audit of Williston Basin School District #7 for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022. During this audit period, the State Auditor’s Office identified seven areas of concern, a significant improvement from the previous year's findings, which totaled 21. This period marks the first year following the merger of Williston Public School District #1 with Williams County School District #8, resulting in the formation of the current Williston Basin School District #7. Since the time period covered in this audit, there have been significant changes in the administration of the District. This includes the appointment of a new superintendent and business manager, along with other new staff members in the business office. It's important to emphasize that the issues identified in the audited years have been addressed and rectified through improved financial practices implemented throughout the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 fiscal years. Williston Basin School District will remain engaged with the auditor's office to develop and adhere to a corrective action plan that aligns with current fiscal practices of high quality, meeting industry standards. This plan will continue to address corrective requirements outlined in the audit reports from the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 fiscal years. For the full audit report, click here: https://5il.co/2i8j2 or Visit our website’s Business & Operations page: willistonschools.org/page/business-operations For more information, contact: Paula Lankford Director of Public Relations Williston Basin School District #7 (701)572-1580 ext.04018 paula.lankford@willistonschools.org
2 months ago, Williston Basin School District #7
audit results
For the June 11th school board election, seven candidates filed for candidacy. At-large: Autumn Marmon RaeAnne Rathbun Cory Swint Laura Ann Teekell Heather Wheeler Outside of city limits: Joseph Barsh Melanie Petersen WillistonSchools.org
2 months ago, Williston Basin School District #7
school board candidates.
WBSD7 is thrilled to announce our partnership with the City of Williston in the continued development of Williston Schools. At 7:01 PM during the April 8th, 2024 School Board Meeting, the Board officially approved the Williston Square Location as the designated site for the proposed elementary school in the upcoming 2024 Bond Referendum. For More Information on the April 17th Bond Referendum: willistonschools.org/page/2024bond
2 months ago, Williston Basin School District #7
location
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗕𝗦𝗗𝟳 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝘁 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻: Saturday, April 13 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM For: - Student Re-Enrollment & Enrollment (new students) - Student Immunizations (nurse from Upper Missouri District Health) - Absentee Voting (bring your ID) 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝘁 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗘𝘅𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗛𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗻: Tuesdays, April 9 & April 16 until 5:00 PM For: - Student Re-Enrollment & Enrollment (new students) - Absentee Voting (bring your ID) 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝘁 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗔𝗱𝗱𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀: 1201 9th Ave NW 𝗕𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗜𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: willistonschools.org/page/2024bond 𝗔𝗣𝗥𝗜𝗟 𝗥𝗘𝗠𝗜𝗡𝗗𝗘𝗥: Friday, April 19 EARLY OUT for staff professional development - 11:00 AM student dismissal - Sack Lunch Available
2 months ago, Williston Basin School District #7
district office
Regular School Board Meeting Monday, April 8 5:30 PM John Kautzman Chamber Room at City Hall 22 E Broadway View Agenda & Attachments: https://meeting.sparqdata.com/Public/Organization/2185 Livestream: youtube.com/@WillistonBasinSchoolDistrict7/streams WillistonSchools.org #wbsd7
3 months ago, Williston Basin School District #7
board meeting
The District Office will be Open on Saturday, April 13th! 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM for: 🔸 Student Re-Enrollment and Enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year 🔸 Absentee Voting (bring your identification) District Office Address: 1201 9th Ave NW 𝗢𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 (District) 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗹𝗲 𝗥𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀: 𝗣𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝗠𝗲𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰 𝗕𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘂𝗺 Williston Middle School Central Campus, Coyote Center (Door 5). April 6 - 9:00 AM April 10 - 5:30 PM April 15 - 5:30 PM 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟭𝟳𝘁𝗵 𝗕𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘂𝗺 𝗩𝗼𝘁𝗲! 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Voting Locations: - Williston High School - Williston Middle School Central Campus - Hagan Elementary School - Williston ARC 𝗕𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗜𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: willistonschools.org/page/2024bond 𝗙𝗥𝗜𝗗𝗔𝗬, 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟭𝟵 𝗘𝗔𝗥𝗟𝗬 𝗢𝗨𝗧 for staff professional development - 11:00 AM student dismissal - Sack Lunch Available 𝗤𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀? Contact your School Administrator or Email: communications@willistonschools.org
3 months ago, Williston Basin School District #7
April  2024 calendar
2024 Bond Referendum Tax Information willistonschools.org/page/bond-tax-information 𝗨𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲: 𝗧𝗮𝘅𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗩𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗲 𝘃𝘀. 𝗧𝗿𝘂𝗲 & 𝗙𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝗛𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗩𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗲 When considering the proposed school bond referendum from Williston Basin School District #7, it is essential to understand the difference between taxable value and true & full home value, especially regarding potential property tax increases. 𝗧𝗮𝘅𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗩𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗲 𝘃𝘀. 𝗧𝗿𝘂𝗲 & 𝗙𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝗛𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗩𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗲 Taxable Value vs. True & Full Home Value Taxable Value: a percentage of the True & Full value of your property True & Full Home Value: determined by local tax authorities. The Taxable Value is the calculated based on the standard percentages escribed above and then used to calculate property taxes. Residential Taxable Value = True & Full x 4.5% Commercial & Agricultural Taxable Value = True & Full x 5% For more information: williamsnd.com/property-tax-basics 𝗘𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗧𝗮𝘅 𝗜𝗻𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 The proposed bond issuance of $35,000,000, maturing within a maximum of 20 years, is estimated to result in an additional millage of 9.93 mills, equivalent to $9.93 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation for the first taxable year. It is important to note that the estimated tax increase 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝗡𝗢𝗧 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗻 that property owners will pay $9.93 per $1,000 worth of their property. Instead, it's based on the taxable value, which is typically a fraction of the true and full home value. 𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘁𝘆 𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗮𝘅 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘅𝗶𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗹𝘆 $𝟯.𝟳𝟮 𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 $𝟭𝟬𝟬,𝟬𝟬𝟬 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝗵𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝘃𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗲, 𝗼𝗿 $𝟰𝟰.𝟲𝟰 𝗮𝗻𝗻𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆. A tax impact calculator and graphs are provided on our website to help individuals know exactly how the additional millage would affect their property taxes. willistonschools.org/page/bond-tax-information 𝗢𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗮𝘅 𝗽𝗮𝗴𝗲: - How to Find Your Property's True & Full Value - Tax Credits - Property Tax School Mill Rate Comparisons 𝗕𝗢𝗡𝗗 𝗣𝗔𝗚𝗘𝗦 & 𝗗𝗢𝗖𝗨𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗦: 🔸𝗠𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗕𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗣𝗮𝗴𝗲 willistonschools.org/page/2024bond 🔸𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗹𝘆 𝗔𝘀𝗸𝗲𝗱 𝗤𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 willistonschools.org/page/bond-faqs 🔸𝗩𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗜𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 willistonschools.org/page/vote 🔸 𝗧𝗮𝘅 𝗜𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 willistonschools.org/page/bond-tax-information 🔸 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗻 willistonschools.org/page/2024-bond-plan 🔸 𝗖𝗼𝘀𝘁 willistonschools.org/page/bondcost 🔸 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗗𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝗡𝗼𝘁 𝗣𝗮𝘀𝘀? https://5il.co/2halq 🔸𝗣𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝗠𝗲𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗹𝗲 https://5il.co/2gk3s 🔸 𝗕𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗕𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗵𝘂𝗿𝗲 https://5il.co/2gjv4
3 months ago, Williston Basin School District #7
bond tax information
WBSD7 Teacher, Para, and Staff of the Year Awards 2024 𝑽𝑶𝑻𝑬 𝑵𝑶𝑾: willistonschools.org/page/teacher-para-staff-of-the-year Voting Open through 04/05/24. WBSD7 and the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) are excited to announce that voting is now open for the Teacher, Paraprofessional, and Staff of the Year awards for 2024! This is your chance to recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions of individuals who go above and beyond to support our students and schools. Voting is open 𝐁𝐘 𝐒𝐂𝐇𝐎𝐎𝐋 for the categories of: 🔸Teacher 🔸Paraprofessional 🔸Support Staff And an 𝐀𝐃𝐃𝐈𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐀𝐋 𝐕𝐎𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐅𝐎𝐑𝐌 for the categories of: 🔸Principal 🔸District/Business Office 🔸Technology 🔸Maintenance 🔸Warehouse Note: Full-Time 𝐀𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐃𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐟𝐟 are included as a category on the Williston High School voting form. With Questions or if a Staff Person is Missing from our List, Please Email: 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬@𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥𝐬.𝐨𝐫𝐠 𝐕𝐎𝐓𝐄: willistonschools.org/page/teacher-para-staff-of-the-year Thank you for taking the time to participate in this process. Best regards, WBSD7 & Parent Advisory Council (PAC)
3 months ago, Williston Basin School District #7
teacher, para & staff of the year
Dear Parents/Guardians, We wanted to inform you that we received an email from ParentSquare last night regarding an 𝗶𝘀𝘀𝘂𝗲 𝗮𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗬𝗮𝗵𝗼𝗼, 𝗔𝗢𝗟, 𝗼𝗿 𝗩𝗲𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗼𝗻 𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗹 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝘀. Apparently, parents with those email accounts have not been receiving ParentSquare notifications via email this week. However, they are still receiving messages through the ParentSquare app (if they are using the app). The email below, from ParentSquare to WBSD7, indicates why the issue is happening and notes that they planned to defer pending emails, so that parents don’t receive old emails at random times. Apparently, that did not work! This morning, some parents reported receiving notifications from Wednesday (3/27), timestamped for this morning. We apologize for any inconvenience and confusion this may have caused. 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗦𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗴𝗴𝗲𝘀𝘁𝘀 𝗱𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗹𝗼𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗽𝗽 to avoid this email delivery issue until the matter is fully resolved. We are actively employing several communication strategies to ensure parents are informed about this information. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. If you have questions, please email communications@willistonschools.org Best regards, WBSD7 Administration 🔶🔶🔶🔶🔶🔶🔶🔶🔶 This email message was sent to ParentSquare District Admin users at 6:20 PM on 3/28/24: We wanted to provide an update on the email delivery issues you may be experiencing with email accounts managed by Yahoo. What happened? Earlier this week, users with email accounts managed by Yahoo, including yahoo.com, aol.com, and verizon.com, began experiencing issues receiving emails sent from ParentSquare. Why did it happen? Yahoo began “deferring” emails sent from ParentSquare, meaning that Yahoo blocked those emails from being delivered. Other email providers, such as Google and Microsoft, have continued delivering ParentSquare emails normally. What are we doing to resolve the issue? We have been working with Yahoo and our email delivery providers to identify the root cause of the issue. Unfortunately, our providers have not been able to give us much information on the root cause or on how we can work around the issue. We are continuing to escalate the issue to try and get to a resolution as quickly as possible. We have also canceled all of those “deferred” emails that are pending for Yahoo. This means that they will not send unexpectedly at a later date when the issue is resolved. What can you do in the meantime? Please encourage your families and staff to install the ParentSquare app on their mobile devices. Users who enable notifications in the ParentSquare app will be able to receive the same messages that would otherwise be sent via email. We understand the importance of being able to reach all email users in your communities, and are committed to working through this issue to get to a resolution. We will provide an update when we know more about the root cause or how we can work around the issue. ParentSquare Team
3 months ago, Williston Basin School District #7
parentsquare
Reminder: No School Tomorrow - Friday, March 29th for Good Friday. We hope you enjoy your holiday weekend!🐣 The District Office is also closed on Friday, March 29th. School will resume as regularly scheduled on Monday, April 1st. Best regards, WBSD7 Administration WillistonSchools.org #wbsd7
3 months ago, Williston Basin School District #7
no school
Dear WBSD7 Community, We understand that recent security incidents at Williston Middle School Central Campus have raised concerns within our community, and we want to provide accurate information to address any misinformation that may be circulating. Here is a summary of the Four (4) Standard Response Protocol “Secure” (or higher) incidents that occurred at Williston Middle School Central Campus (WMSCC) during the entire 2023-2024 school year. Two of these incidents were not school-related threats, but potential threats identified in the community, near WMSCC. 𝐅𝐄𝐁𝐑𝐔𝐀𝐑𝐘 𝟏𝟓, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟒 (𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐚 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥-𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭) 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗼𝗰𝗼𝗹 𝗜𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱: SECURE 𝗗𝘂𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 25 minutes 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻: Precautionary measure requested by the Williston Police Department because the police were serving a warrant in the area of WMSCC and Rickard. 𝗠𝗔𝗥𝗖𝗛 𝟴, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗼𝗰𝗼𝗹 𝗜𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱: EVACUATION of ASB to Bakken Ridge, then LOCKDOWN at Coyote Corner & Bakken Ridge 𝗗𝘂𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 30 minutes 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻: A student reported to a teacher that he had a bomb in his backpack. Williston Police Department promptly investigated the matter, and no bomb or threat was found. The situation was thoroughly assessed and resolved without incident. 𝐌𝐀𝐑𝐂𝐇 𝟐𝟐, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟒 (𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐚 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥-𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭) 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗼𝗰𝗼𝗹 𝗜𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱: LOCKDOWN initially, but within minutes updated to SECURE 𝗗𝘂𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 17 minutes 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻: Williston Police Department requested that WMSCC, Rickard & later Wilkinson, which were in the area of Harmon Park, to be placed on SECURE due to gun shots fired in the community. 𝗠𝗔𝗥𝗖𝗛 𝟮𝟳, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗼𝗰𝗼𝗹 𝗜𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱: SECURE 𝗗𝘂𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 2 hours 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻: A SECURE was initiated at WMSCC as a result of reported information regarding student safety on campus. The information was later determined to be related to the “note” incident on March 26th. “Sweeping” of the schools was conducted by school resource officers and administration. Students remained in their classrooms (except to be escorted to the restroom), and student bags/backpacks were placed in the hallways with students not having access to their bags. Upon further investigation by WPD and school administration, no credible threat to the safety of our students and school staff was identified. The reported information was determined to be rumors that escalated through social media and text messages. 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟮𝟲𝘁𝗵 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁: A note was discovered in a boys' bathroom indicating “I want to blow up this school” “I’m going to bring a gun to school tmmr.” In response to this discovery, law enforcement officials and school administration immediately began investigating the situation. Based on the investigation, it was determined that school would be held on March 27th with enhanced security measures implemented. WMSCC administration continues to actively investigate this situation to determine the origin of the note. We want to reassure you that the safety and well-being of our students and staff are our top priorities. We have robust security measures in place and work closely with law enforcement to respond to any potential threats or concerns. 𝗣𝗔𝗥𝗘𝗡𝗧/𝗣𝗨𝗕𝗟𝗜𝗖 𝗠𝗘𝗘𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚 To ensure that parents and community members have their questions and concerns fully addressed, we are hosting a parent/public meeting regarding recent potential threats and safety concerns at WMSCC: 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟭, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰 𝟱:𝟯𝟬 - 𝟲:𝟯𝟬 𝗣𝗠 𝗪𝗠𝗦𝗖𝗖 𝗕𝗮𝗸𝗸𝗲𝗻 𝗔𝘂𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘂𝗺 (𝗱𝗼𝗼𝗿 𝟭𝟱) Questions and comments will be digitally submitted with a link provided during the presentation. The event will be live streamed on the WBSD7 YouTube channel: youtube.com/@WillistonBasinSchoolDistrict7/streams Best regards, WBSD7 Administration WillistonSchools.org #wbsd7
3 months ago, Williston Basin School District #7
public meeting
SRP
𝗧𝗼𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗿𝗼𝘄 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘁 𝟱:𝟯𝟬 𝐏𝐌 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗳𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗣𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝗠𝗲𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 for the April 17th Bond Referendum Vote 𝗟𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: Coyote Center Commons at Williston Middle School Central Campus (Door 5) 501 14th St W 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀: JLG Architects and District Staff 𝗗𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘀: These events will be open house style, allowing attendees to engage with presenters and ask questions at their own pace. While there will be a short presentation at the start, attendees should feel free to arrive at any time during the event. Multiple information stations will be set up for viewing and questioning. 𝗘𝘅𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗔𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆: Presenters will be available for approximately 2 hours beyond the meeting start time to field questions. 𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺: The initial presentation at each public meeting will be livestreamed on 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗧𝘂𝗯𝗲: youtube.com/@WillistonBasinSchoolDistrict7/streams The open house format following the presentation will not be livestreamed on YouTube due to the nature of many small conversations occurring. However, after the initial presentation, there will be a 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗙𝗮𝗰𝗲𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲 to provide an inside look at the set-up and encourage everyone to come down and participate, even if they aren't able to make it at 5:30. We look forward to seeing you there and addressing any questions or concerns you may have! 𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗜𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗼𝗻𝗱: willistonschools.org/page/2024bond 𝗥𝗘𝗖𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗟𝗬 𝗣𝗨𝗕𝗟𝗜𝗦𝗛𝗘𝗗 𝗕𝗢𝗡𝗗 𝗗𝗢𝗖𝗨𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗦: Bond Brochure https://5il.co/2gjv4 What if the Bond Does Not Pass? https://5il.co/2halq 🔶🔸🔶🔸🔶🔸🔶🔸🔶🔸🔶🔸 EARLY VOTING BY ABSENTEE 𝗔𝗯𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲 𝗩𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 is 𝗢𝗣𝗘𝗡! March 4 - April 16 Feel free to drop by the District Office to complete the absentee voting process at your convenience. Bring your identification. The District Office is generally open 7:30 - 4:30, but it is open until 5:00 PM on the following Tuesdays: 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 & 4/16 𝗩𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗜𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴: 🔸Absentee Voting Details 🔸April 17 Voting Locations/Times WillistonSchools.org/page/vote 🔶🔸🔶🔸🔶🔸🔶🔸🔶🔸🔸 We encourage everyone to review our 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗹𝘆 𝗔𝘀𝗸𝗲𝗱 𝗤𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 page regarding the 2024 school bond referendum. willistonschools.org/page/bond-faqs Whether you're seeking clarity or curious about the details, this page is designed to address common inquiries. Additionally, we welcome your input and encourage you to share your thoughts via our Bond Questions/Comments Form, accessible through our FAQ page. Your feedback is invaluable as we strive to best serve our district and community. willistonschools.org/page/bond-faqs #wbsd7
3 months ago, Williston Basin School District #7
public meetings
Williston Police Department has provided us with this updated information to share: The Williston Police Department is actively investigating a concerning incident following the discovery of a threatening note found on Williston Middle School Central Campus premises. The note contained language indicating a potential threat to the school's and its occupants' safety. The note stated: “I want to blow up this school” “I’m going to bring a gun to school tmmr” In response to this discovery, law enforcement officials are diligently working to ensure the safety and security of all students, faculty, and staff. Enhanced security measures have been implemented, and our officers are collaborating closely with Williston Basin School District #7 officials to investigate this matter thoroughly. While we understand the reasonable concern this incident may generate among students, parents, guardians, and the community, we want to assure everyone that every precautionary measure is being taken to address the situation quickly and effectively. The safety of our community remains our top priority. We urge anyone with information regarding this incident or any suspicious activity to come forward and contact the Williston Police Department immediately. Further updates will be provided as the investigation progresses. Williston Police Department & WBSD7 Administration Important Safety Update Regarding WMSCC Tomorrow We want to inform you that we have been made aware of a potential threat at Williston Middle School Central Campus tomorrow. We immediately contacted the Williston Police Department. As a precautionary measure, and out of an abundance of caution, the Williston Police Department will be providing additional police presence at WMSCC tomorrow. While we cannot disclose specific details at this time, please know that the safety and well-being of our students and staff are our top priority. We will provide further information if and when it becomes available. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. WBSD7 Administration
3 months ago, Williston Basin School District #7
safety
𝗥𝗲𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 2024-2025 RE-ENROLLMENT Re-enrollment is required. To assign students to schools and schedule classes for the 2024-2025 school year, they must first be re-enrolled in the PowerSchool system. 𝗥𝗲-𝗘𝗻𝗿𝗼𝗹𝗹 𝗶𝗻 𝗣𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗣𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗹: tinyurl.com/2024D7 𝗡𝗢𝗧𝗘: Re-enrollment must be completed in a web browser. It cannot be completed in the app. 𝗥𝗲-𝗘𝗻𝗿𝗼𝗹𝗹 𝗔𝗻𝘆 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝗿 𝗔𝘁 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁-𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀: Elementary: March 25 & 26 WMSCC: March 27 & 28 𝗗𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗘𝗻𝗿𝗼𝗹𝗹: May 24, 2024 𝗛𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝗚𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗲: https://5il.co/1q429 𝗣𝗗𝗙 𝗥𝗲-𝗘𝗻𝗿𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗙𝗹𝘆𝗲𝗿: https://5il.co/2g69h 𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗜𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗘𝗻𝗿𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁: willistonschools.org/page/enrollment 𝗩𝗶𝘀𝗶𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝗻 𝗘𝗻𝗿𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗕𝗦𝗗𝟳 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝘁 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗲: 1201 9th Ave NW 701-572-1580 enrollment@willistonschools.org 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝘁 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗛𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀: Monday-Friday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM #wbsd7
3 months ago, Williston Basin School District #7
re-enrollment
OPENINGS STILL AVAILABLE! 𝗙𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝘆𝗼𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝗞 𝗖𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿 2024/2025 Enrollment Lottery Opened: March 18 willistonschools.org/o/fcpkc/page/enrollment Our Future Coyotes PreK Center has specific target populations. Read more about the program: willistonschools.org/o/fcpkc/page/future-coyotes 𝗟𝗢𝗧𝗧𝗘𝗥𝗬 𝗦𝗬𝗦𝗧𝗘𝗠 Future Coyotes PreK Enrollment for the 2024/2025 school year will be determined through a lottery system. Below are the criteria: 50% of the population must have a disability or be at $31,800 (60% SMI) or less yearly income. A lottery will be completed for enrollment: 1. The first part of the lottery will be income-based. 2. Second part will be for WBSD7 employees. 3. Third part will be open to the general public. A child who will be 4 years old by July 31, 2024, may enroll into the Future Coyotes PreK program. 𝗣𝗿𝗲-𝗘𝗻𝗿𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗺 To participate in the enrollment lottery for your child, Parents/Guardians will need to submit a pre-enrollment form, including all requested documents. Once all documents are verified, your student will be entered into the enrollment lottery. 𝗟𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻𝘀 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝟯/𝟭𝟴/𝟮𝟰 𝗮𝘁 𝟴:𝟬𝟬 𝗔𝗠. The "Pre-Enroll" buttons on the Pre-K Enrollment Webpage will be live on 3/18/24 at 8:00 AM. The closing date for the lottery will be determined by the number of pre-enrollments received. 𝗡𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗟𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘀: If your student is selected via Lottery you (Parent/Guardian), will receive an email with a link to complete the final Enrollment Form. In the event that your student is not selected, you will be notified via email, which may also include information regarding waitlist placement. 𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗𝗘𝗗 𝗔𝗧 𝗡𝗢 𝗖𝗢𝗦𝗧 There is no cost to participate in the Future Coyotes PreK Program. The program is made possible by two grants: - 𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝗖𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁 hhs.nd.gov/cfs/early-childhood-services/best-in-class - 𝗡𝗗 𝗖𝗟𝗦𝗗 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁 nd.gov/dpi/education-programs/literacy/comprehensive-literacy-state-development-clsd 𝗤𝗨𝗘𝗦𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 Questions about the enrollment process? Please contact: enrollment@willistonschools.org Questions about the Future Coyote Pre-K Center? Please contact: kenzi.brown@willistonschools.org 𝗙𝗔𝗤𝘀 Q: My student turned 4 after August 1, 2024. Can I enroll them into PreK for the 2024-2025 school year? A: No, the Future Coyotes PreK automatically roll over to Kindergarten the next year therefore your student must meet the age level requirements set forth by the North Dakota Century code. For more information: https://ndlegis.gov/cencode/t15-1c06.pdf 🔶 Q: Can my students participate in the enrollment lottery if our family income is more than $31,800 a year? A: Yes, anyone may participate in the Future Coyotes PreK enrollment lottery. Priority will be given to low-income families. willistonschools.org/o/fcpkc #wbsd7 #futurecoyotesprek
3 months ago, Williston Basin School District #7
future coyotes
Due to icy road conditions school will start 2 hours late today, Monday, March 25. 🔸Busses will run 2 hours later than usual 🔸Earliest time students can be dropped off at schools is 2 hours later than the usual time 🔸No breakfast will be served 🔸Staff will report to work 2 hours later than their usual arrival time ​ Stay Safe, WBSD7 Administration Weather Information: weather.gov Road Condition Information: travel.dot.nd.gov Questions? communications@willistonschools.org NOTE: The decision to delay school or have a virtual learning day is not taken lightly. Information about the weather is gathered from many sources, including the National Weather Service, county/city agencies and WBSD7 transportation services (Harlow's). WillistonSchools.org #wbsd7
3 months ago, Williston Basin School District #7
delay
Regular School Board Meeting Monday, March 25 5:30 PM Williams County Commissioner Room 206 E Broadway View Agenda & Attachments: https://meeting.sparqdata.com/Public/Organization/2185 Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/@WillistonBasinSchoolDistrict7/streams WillistonSchools.org
3 months ago, Williston Basin School District #7
school board meeting
Incubating & Hatching Baby Chicks at 2 Elementary Schools 🐣 This week at McVay Elementary, 3rd grade students in Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Vannett, and Ms. Folsom's class were provided the opportunity to learn about life cycles by incubating and hatching baby chicks. Mariah Hendrickson, a 3rd grade paraprofessional, brought in fertilized eggs and an incubator. The students are tracking the development of the chicks and are anxiously awaiting the day they will hatch. 🐥 Mrs. Simonsen’s class at Wilkinson Elementary is incubating eggs too!🐣 Each day the students learn what is developing and growing inside the egg and they write it down in their own chick book. The eggs should start hatching April 9! The students can hardly wait! 🐤 Engaging in hands-on life science activities offers the ultimate journey of learning and discovery! ⭐ WillistonSchools.org #wbsd7 #lifescience
3 months ago, Williston Basin School District #7
baby chicks
baby chicks
baby chicks
baby chicks
baby chicks
WBSD7 Teacher, Para, and Staff of the Year Awards 2024 𝑽𝑶𝑻𝑬 𝑵𝑶𝑾: willistonschools.org/page/teacher-para-staff-of-the-year WBSD7 and the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) are excited to announce that voting is now open for the Teacher, Paraprofessional, and Staff of the Year awards for 2024! This is your chance to recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions of individuals who go above and beyond to support our students and schools. Voting is open 𝐁𝐘 𝐒𝐂𝐇𝐎𝐎𝐋 for the categories of: 🔸Teacher 🔸Paraprofessional 🔸Support Staff And an 𝐀𝐃𝐃𝐈𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐀𝐋 𝐕𝐎𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐅𝐎𝐑𝐌 for the categories of: 🔸Principal 🔸District/Business Office 🔸Technology 🔸Maintenance 🔸Warehouse Note: Full-Time 𝐀𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐃𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐟𝐟 are included as a category on the Williston High School voting form. 𝐕𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝟎𝟒/𝟎𝟓/𝟐𝟒. With Questions or if a Staff Person is Missing from our List, Please Email: 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬@𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥𝐬.𝐨𝐫𝐠 𝐕𝐎𝐓𝐄: willistonschools.org/page/teacher-para-staff-of-the-year Thank you for taking the time to participate in this process. Best regards, WBSD7 & Parent Advisory Council (PAC)
3 months ago, Williston Basin School District #7
teacher of the year