Week of May 22, 2023
EOG TESTING DATES
- 5/26- 8th Math and Math 1 EOC
- 5/30- 8th Science
- 5/31- 8th Reading
- 6/1- 6th & 7th Math
- 6/2- 6th & 7th Reading
IMPORTANT TRANSPORTATION UPDATE FOR 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR
Bus stop request deadline for the new school year 2023-2024:
Traditional school is August 7, 2023
Bus transportation will only roll over any students in the school year 2022-2023 with a "yes" in PowerSchool to the new school year 2023-2024.
Any new students that DM enroll after August 7 will not get a bus stop request even if they request for one. Data Manager (Julie Yang) can enter the information in PS but bus transportation will not look at it until they are ready.
No new bus requests will be processed the first two weeks of school
3-5 days to process through October 15
1-3 days to process after October 15
EC stop requests may take up to 5 days
McKinney Vento students may be assigned a shuttle transfer
De-Assignment: students must ride 3 times per week to remain eligible for transportation (NOT 3 days in a row) exceptions include illness, sports, clubs, etc. that are reported to the bus driver.
Process towards permanent De-Assignment:
1. First verbal warning by bus driver and documented by transportation (less than 3 days in 1 week)
2. Second verbal warning by bus driver and document by transportation (less than 3 days a 2nd week) "weeks are not consecutive"
3. Added to de-assignment form by bus driver
4. Transportation sends de-assignment form to school and school notify parents
5. If parents don't contest de-assignment within 3 days, school de-assign in PS
6. School officials may not place students on the bus at dismissal once a student is de-assigned
7. A student who is de-assigned during the first trimester can be re-assigned to a bus route during the second trimester, but must request stop though PS
If you have any questions regarding this new procedure/process, please contact the NHCS Transportation Department directly at 910-254-4154. Thanks!
Digital Device Survey
Dear Williston Families,
The district is asking that you complete this technology survey. The purpose of this survey is to fulfill session law "§ 115C-102.9 calling for the collection and reporting of data regarding all students' access to digital devices and Internet access at home. This information will be used to help target areas of need and ensure that all NC students have adequate access to devices and the Internet to access learning. Note that the information gathered will be kept private and confidential.
Digital Device Survey is NOW LIVE in PowerSchool!
In order to fulfill NC Legislature session law "§ 115C-102.9 calling for the collection and reporting of data regarding all student access to digital devices and Internet access at home, NCDPI has added the Digital Device Survey to the PowerSchool Parent Portal. The quick reference document (QRD) for the survey in the parent portal can be found below under Resources. If you choose another method to collect this data, and for those parents/guardians who may not have an Internet connection, a copy of the questions in pdf format can also be found below under Resources.
For those parents/guardians who use this Parent Portal Survey, the data will be imported automatically into your PSU DLMI.
For those parents/guardians who do not have an Internet connection and answer the survey on paper, the school can answer the questions for the student under the NC Information, Digital Device Survey.
Thank you in advance for assisting us with the completion of this survey.
Project 10 Million with T-Mobile (Free Hotspots!)
Project 10Million, with TMobile, is a free hotspot offering for families in need of internet access at home. They are offering help to 10 million eligible households over the next 5 years.with Project 10 Million, They are offering free hotspots with 100GBs of mobile data each year for five years. Enrollment is open through August 30, 2024. Please work with your school counselors to identify any students that do not have internet access at home.
Click the link to apply directly for the free hotspot :
What are students learning?📚
We would love to have our Tiger fans to cheer us on! To gain admission to all middle school athletic events, the new ticket prices are $2 for students and $3 for adults.
- 5/22 Baseball and Volleyball vs. Noble (HOME)
- 5/22-5/23 First Rounds of Boys and Girls Lacrosse Tournament
- 5/24-5/25 Boys and Girls Lacrosse Tournament Semifinals
Hoggard Football Youth Skills Development Camp
Camp Open To 6 Years Old - Rising 8th Graders
● Learn the Fundamentals of Offense, Defense, and Special Teams Play
● Receive coaching from Hoggard Coaching Staff & Football Alumni
● Meet Players and Get Exclusive Tour of Hoggard Facilities + Camp T-Shirt
● Cost = $100 ($80 If Payment by May 10).
Click the link below for a flyer with the registration link and payment information.
Junior Seahawk Academy
he 2023 Jr. Seahawk Academy camp is a program designed specifically for middle-grade students (ages 10-14). The Junior Seahawk Academy is open to all students with a focus on youth from economically-disadvantaged and underrepresented populations. We promote learning with engaging, fun, hands-on activities to help youth develop interests in STEM, health, and education careers.
Junior Seahawk Academy will be in-person and hybrid this summer with sessions available via zoom or in-person at the Watson College of Education.
Session 1 (In-person only):
8:30am until noon
Application deadline March 21
Session 2 (In-person & Zoom)
8:30 am- Noon
Application deadline May 29
PTA STAFF MEMBER OF THE MONTH
We would love to hear how a Williston staff member was exceptionally helpful or exceptional! ANYONE may nominate Williston staff members for our PTA Staff of the Month. Once a month we will select one staff member from the submitted nominations to honor them with a special gift and recognition. Please use the link below to make a nomination
New Hanover County Schools is partnered with the Say Something Anonymous Reporting program to provide our students with a safe, responsive way to seek help for themselves and others.
Say Something is a youth violence prevention program from Sandy Hook Promise – a national violence prevention organization. Say Something Anonymous Reporting System allows youth and adults to submit secure & anonymous safety concerns to help identify and intervene upon at-risk individuals BEFORE they hurt themselves or others. The system enables school administrators and law enforcement to create effective interventions and to help prevent violence, suicide, bullying, self-harm and other forms of threatening behavior.
With the Anonymous Reporting System, it’s easy and completely confidential to report safety concerns to help prevent violence and tragedies.
Last week, Williston students will receive the student training on the program. This consists of a 25 minute video produced by Say Something. If your child has a personal connection to a school violence experience or horrific event and you would like to discuss this with a school counselor before the video is shown, please reach out to their grade level counselor.
6th Grade - Daniel Petre - email@example.com x76565
7th Grade - Brooke Burnett --firstname.lastname@example.org x76558
8th Grade - Kristen Guthrie email@example.com x76564
For more information and the Parent Guide see the link below
- If students miss school, they need to come back with a note
- Elementary and middle school students who are absent more than 20 days in a school year may be retained.
- Patterns of unexcused late arrivals and early departures will be monitored and problem solved by the student support staff, including the school social worker.
Location: 401 South 10th Street, Wilmington, NC, USA