Our winners from the second day of Battle of the Books are The Shooting Stars and Toon Squad from the 3rd grade and The Three Amigos, Bob's Chicken Wings Returns, and The Pineapples from the 4th grade. These teams will face off on Friday against yesterday's winners to have the chance to compete at the District competition in February! The top two teams on Friday from each grade will move on! Friday's Finals include: 3rd Grade- The Falcons, The Crew, The Shooting Stars, and Toon Squad. 4th Grade- Super Chicken Nuggets, Stellar Stars, The Three Amigos, Bob's Chicken Wings Returns, and The Pineapples.
Kindergarten Roundup for the 2022-2023 school year will be on Feb. 8th & 10th from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at the District Office Board Room. Be sure to go into Door K on the backside of the building. **Students MUST be 5 years old on or before July 31, 2022 to enroll** For any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, (701)572-1580, or visit www.willistonschools.org/page/enrollment.
Mrs. Lippert's 4th grade class also spent a day last week at the James Art Exhibit!
Our winners from the first day of Battle of the Books are The Falcons and The Crew from the 3rd grade and the Super Chicken Nuggets and Stellar Stars from the 4th grade. These teams will face off on Friday against tomorrow's winners to have the chance to compete at the District competition in February! Thursday's Semi-Finals- 3rd Grade: Shooting Stars and Toon Squad. 4th Grade: The Pineapples, The Three Amigos, Bob's Chicken Wings Returns, The Fighting Children, and The Wolf Pack. The top two from 3rd grade and the top three from 4th grade on Thursday will move onto the Finals on Friday to go against the winners from today!
We just wanted to update you all on where we are at and some exciting news that we received this morning from the Kids Heart Challenge rep. Our school goal was set at $4,000 and we are currently at $5,216.30! The students have done an incredible job and they have until this Friday, January 28th to fundraise. Here's the exciting news. Since we have exceeded our goal, the rep told me that if we can get to $5,608 by Friday, our school will be gifted with $800 worth of NEW PE equipment! This would be such an amazing addition to our PE program and our Rickard school. Any support would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
Mrs. Norby's 1st grade class was learning about silent e's last week and completed a project to show their learning!
Ms. Beck's 4th Grade class took a field trip to the James Art Exhibit last week and spent the day looking at ND kids art.
After reassessing the road conditions, we have decided we will not be running our school buses today for morning or afternoon routes.
Due to icy road conditions, all WBSD7 schools will start 2 hours later than normal on Monday, January 24, 2022. Schools will begin 2 hours after their normal start time, and buses will run 2 hours later than normal for pick up in the morning. School will dismiss at its normal time. Thank you, WBSD7
You know your principal is the best when he's willing to help out whenever and wherever he can in order to help our Rickard family succeed!
Our Rickard library was busy yesterday with the students learning about Ozobots. Ozobots are student-friendly robots that teach coding and programming. With a built-in sensor on the bottom, an Ozobot is programmed to do certain tasks when it moves on certain colored lines. Yesterday, our K-4 classes were able to practice making codes and paths for their Ozobots to follow. Some of the favorite codes used were Nitro Boost and Tornado!
Schedule for Battle of the Books- All competitions will be done on Kahoot in the library during their library class time. The top 2 teams from each grade will move onto the District Battle of the Books competition in February. 4th Grade- Wednesday: Super Chicken Nuggets, The Four Howling Wolves, The Huskies, and the Stellar Stars. 4th Grade- Thursday: The Pineapples, The Three Amigos, The Fighting Children, Bob's Chicken Wings Returns, and The Wolf Pack. 4th Grade- Friday: The top 3 teams from Wednesday and the top 2 teams from Thursday. 3rd Grade- Wednesday: The Readers, The Falcons, and the Crew 3rd Grade- Thursday: Shooting Stars and Toon Squad 3rd Grade- Friday: The top 2 teams from Wednesday and top 2 teams from Thursday.
Reminder: There is no school for any WBSD7 schools on Monday, January 17th.
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
A representative from the American Heart Association stopped by and talked to our students about the importance of keeping a healthy heart. She gave us some tips for maintaining a strong heart and explained an upcoming Kids Heart Challenge fundraiser that Mrs. Bauska will be doing in her P.E. classes. More information can be found at this link by searching for Rickard in the school search bar. https://www2.heart.org/site/SPageNavigator/khc_resources_search.html
Before winter break, Mrs. Norby's 1st grade class celebrated how countries around the world celebrate Christmas and holidays in December. By "traveling" to different countries, students were able to learn about important traditions and complete a project for each country. At the end of their adventure, they ate a meal with food from all of their countries!
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
WBSD#7 Parents, Please join us this Monday, January 10th, at Williston High School at 7pm for a Workshop on Cyber Safety and Security. At this high energy, fast paced presentation you will learn about every app, how to monitor your child’s activity and see real time how to navigate the most popular social media apps. Sgt. Rich has spoken to over 1 million people worldwide and has been featured on NBC, FOX, CNN and Good Morning America! For more info, check out www.AlwaysConnected.org