Oct. 18-22 is the Week of Inclusion. Participate in some acts of service. Let someone know you are here for them. Help end social isolation and invite someone to eat lunch with you. Small changes can have a big impact! #bullyprevention #service #nooneeatsalone #hereforyou
We would like to take a moment to remind drivers and pedestrians to be cautious around our schools. Parents, please remind your students about being a safe pedestrian, and drivers, please be sure to stop at all stop signs and watch for pedestrians. Thank you!
We are experiencing some phone issues throughout the district today. We are sorry for any inconveniences this may cause.
Williston Basin School District #7 takes the safety and security of our students and staff very seriously. Recently, our School Board passed board policy KAAB, School Volunteer Program. This policy states that anyone who wants to volunteer in our schools during the school day must submit to, and pass, a background test. While we understand that this may cause an inconvenience to some, we feel strongly that this policy is in the best interests of student and staff safety. For those of you who want to volunteer with events such as classroom parties, field trips, assisting with carnivals, fairs, field days, reading days, lunch in a classroom (not in the gym or lunchroom), etc., please contact Barb Erickson (701)572-1580 ext. 01012 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The school board has also passed board policy KAAA, Visitors in Schools. For the safety and security of everyone, those of you who want to visit our schools during the school day as spectators to watch assemblies, talent shows, programs, concerts, or to have lunch with your student in the gym or lunchroom, will need to have your current photo I.D. scanned at the front office and receive a visitor badge to wear during your time in the building. We appreciate your support in helping to keep our students and staff safe. If you have any questions, please contact your building administrator, or the Superintendent.
A HUGE congratulations to District 7's library director, Lesley Allan, for receiving the award for Youth School Excellence in the state of North Dakota at our North Dakota Libraries Association Convention. Lesley is a huge part of our success here at Rickard and across the district with her initiatives and activities that help students learn 21st century skills. Her support in and out of our libraries has allowed our students to be more engaged with science, technology, engineering, math, and art activities/lessons. Thank you for everything you do for us and will continue to do for us, Mrs. Allan. You make District 7 an amazing place for our students to grow and learn.
Congratulations to Rickard's own 4th grader Aubrey Norby for taking first prize in the district wide Fire Prevention Week drawing contest. The theme for this year was, "Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety." Thank you to Aubrey and everybody who participated in the contest this year!
We celebrated Ms. Kylie's wedding last week in Mrs. Norby's class by throwing her a surprise congratulations party! Mrs. Norby and her students decorated their 1st grade classroom and drank and ate sweet treats to celebrate with Ms. Kylie. They each gave her rose as a gift for her wedding, as well. Congratulations on your wedding, Ms. Kylie!
For anyone needing food assistance, Great Plains Food Bank will be in Williston today from 4:30 - 6:15 p.m.
Here's great way to help promote kindness this month! These monthly calendars offer 31 days of easy activities! #BeKind
Yesterday, our friends at the fire station dropped by to talk to our students about the importance of National Fire Prevention Week. Rickard students were able to hear about strategies to keep our families and home safe if a fire occurs and breaks out. Some students even were able to see the fire truck. Winners of the drawing contest were also presented with an award.
Our music classes have been experimenting with boomwhackers this past week. Students have been studying how each boomwhacker can make different pitches of sound, and have been completing a project to create their own musical pieces. Here are the fourth graders in their groups!
We celebrated National Custodians Day on Friday with a surprise for Letty, Rolando, and Mercedes. To show our appreciation, we decorated our workroom and provided lunch and snacks to our custodians who work hard each and everyday! Our school is so much better and brighter with them working in it! Rickard thanks you for everything you do for our students!
The 4th graders have held fundraisers to help the MonDak Humane Society by having Hat Days at Rickard. Today, both students and staff could wear hats by donating $0.50 to the fundraiser. The 4th graders were able to raise $359.43. Great Job Rickard!
October's SEL Word of the Month: Compassion
Just a reminder, tomorrow is the last dress-up day for Homecoming week. It is Coyote Pride Day, so wear Orange and White!
October is World Bullying Prevention Month. To kick it off, we are encouraging all staff, students, parents, and community members to wear BLUE on Monday, October 4, 2021, to show support and make a statement against bullying. This is the first of several anti-bullying activities we have planned in our district. We would love to see our communities' involvement and support. If you would like to share photos of yourselves or your students wearing BLUE on Monday, please email them to email@example.com. *By submitting photos, you are giving authorization to WBSD7 to post those photos to their websites and/or social media feeds. For more information about #BLUEUP and Stomp Out Bullying, visit stompoutbullying.org. The SEL Word of the Month is: Compassion
Just a reminder, tomorrow's dress-up day for Homecoming week is the Color War. Students and staff should wear the color assigned to their grade level. Kindergarten- Blue, 1st Grade- White, 2nd Grade- Green, 3rd Grade- Yellow, 4th Grade- Red, Staff- Purple.
UPDATED Parade Map for Friday! The Homecoming Parade starts at 4:00 pm on Friday, October 1st, starting at the Raymond Family Community Center, and ending at the Upper Missouri District Health Unit.
Just a reminder, tomorrow's dress-up day for Homecoming week is sports themed! Wear your favorite sports team gear to school! The Story-Walk scheduled for tonight at Rickard has also been postponed.
Come join in all the Homecoming fun this Friday, October 1st! GO COYOTES!