ATTENTION WBSD#7 Families: Due to HIGH WINDS, buses for Missouri Ridge, Garden Valley, Round Prairie, and Athletics are CANCELLED for today. Parents will need to pick their children up from school. Parents of student athletes will need to transport their students to and from practice.
Joint Statement from Dr. Thake and the WBSD7 School Board To the Williston Basin School District 7 administration, teachers, staff, students, parents, and community members: Dr. Thake and the School Board jointly issue this statement to provide notification that Dr. Thake and the School Board have come to an amicable resolution and will be parting ways. Dr. Thake has voluntarily submitted his resignation, and the Board will take action on Monday, November 15, to determine the acceptance of that resignation. Both Dr. Thake and the School Board care tremendously and want nothing but the best for District 7 and its administration, teachers, staff, students, parents, and community members. Both parties respectfully ask that everyone place their focus on the students of District 7 and providing quality education and a strategic plan that will guarantee the success of District 7 in the years to come. Thank you.
Hello Roadrunner Family! As many of you have heard, our McVay family has gone through a devastating tragedy this past week. To show our support, Rickard is going to participate in a fundraiser organized by McVay where all proceeds go to support Amaya's family. Students and staff can donate $1 to wear the colors pink, purple, or red. (Pink and purple were Amaya's favorite colors and red is McVay's school color). Please share to support our District 7 family!
Do you have questions about your child's online time? Do you worry about your student being cyber bullied? Do you know what your child's digital footprint is? Get answers to these questions and more at #FamDigLit, a monthly Digital Literacy chat for families of K-12 students. The first meeting will be Thursday, 11/18 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Williston Community Library. For more information, check out www.willistonschools.org/pages/famdiglit
A HUGE thank you to everybody who supported and came to our Rickard Book Fair this year! Because of your amazing support, this was one of our biggest book fairs in recent years. Our total profit this year was just under $6,000! Because Scholastic gives 50% of our profit back to us, we will be able to purchase books and supplies for our students in the library using our $3,000 worth of Scholastic Dollars. We appreciate how supportive our Rickard family is and will see you at the next Book Fair in March!
Our Rickard students have been learning about coding on our Code.org program. Code.org has individual lessons plans for multiple grade levels, which makes it simple to access and easy to use. Lessons are either unplugged (off the computer) or a program based activity on the computer. This week, we learned the importance of algorithms. Students coded their step-by-step directions into the program to solve various obstacles and watched as the characters in the program completed them.
Reminder: On Thursday, 11/11/2021, all WBSD7 Schools and Offices will be closed for Veteran's Day. Friday, 11/12/2021 will be a regular school day.
Attn: Verizon Customers It has come to our attention that calls coming from our District are being categorized as 'Spam' by Verizon. To make sure you are receiving important calls from the district & your student's school, please add (701)572-1580 to your contact list. Thanks!
Reminder: There is no school on Friday, November 5th for Teacher In-Service.
November's SEL Word of the Month: Gratitude. What are you thankful for? How can you show appreciation to others this month?
The 2nd graders worked on a STEM project last week in Library that focused on building a structure out of toothpicks, popsicle sticks, and various candies. Our objective was to build a structure as high as it could go. Just like with the 3rd graders, we learned that building a strong base to help stabilize it is essential to the process!
Sometimes after a long day at school, you just need a friend to lean on! Happy Monday!
Have too much Halloween candy and need to get rid of it? Messer Dental is partnering with Operation Gratitude to buy back your Halloween candy. All candy will be distributed to our service men and women oversees. See the flyer for details.
The 3rd graders worked on a STEM project this week in Library that focused on building a structure out of toothpicks, popsicle sticks, and various candies. Our objective was to build a structure that could hold as much weight as it possibly could. We used pumpkins to demonstrate how much each structure could hold. We learned that building a strong base to help stabilize it is essential to the process!
Our 4th grade students learned about catapults and how they work in Library this week. Students used pop cycle sticks, rubber bands, and various Halloween candy to test how far and high each projectile would go! We had fun trying to hit different targets and catching the candy in our cups!
Mrs. Larson's 2nd grade class recently finished an engineering unit which focused on building a bed for Goldilocks. Two winners were chosen from her class that illustrated a well-made structure. They now get to design their bed on our 3D printing software, Tinkercad, and print their design on the library's 3D printer. Congratulations!
A little inspirational quote to think about tonight and Thursday when attending Parent-Teacher Conferences! Popcorn is prepared in the same pot, in the same heat, in the same oil, and yet....the kernals do not POP at the same time. Don't compare you child to others. Their turn to POP is coming!
Students in Mrs. Carrier's Kindergarten class have been learning about pumpkins during these last weeks in October. The class did some art projects and even were able to clean the "guts" out of the pumpkins, as well. Happy Fall!
We celebrated National Boss's Day last week by decorating Mr. Klassen's office door and room! Mr. Klassen has been an integral piece to Rickard's success. His work with the students and staff can be seen around the school on a daily basis. Whether he is greeting students at the door when they come to school or serving them lunch, he is always around to support our students and staff! Thank you Mr. Klassen for all that you do for Rickard! We appreciate you!
Reminder: There is no school on Thursday, October 21st or Friday, October 22nd.