THE SCHOOL BELL

Williston School District / December 3, 2014

A Message from the Administration

by Jacqueline Parks, WCS Building Principal


Parents often wonder what teachers work on during their inservice days and perhaps why those days are scattered throughout the year. During the inservice days prior to the Thanksgiving break, teachers spent time learning about changes being implemented in our schools this year.


Science teachers across the nation are in the process of transition to the Next Generation Science Standards and this was a focus during the inservice for Williston. While the existing science NECAP assessment will continue to measure progress related to the current science standards for another year or two, teachers are comparing the two curriculum documents in order to create the most effective transition possible.


K-4 science teachers engaged in extensive analysis of the release items from the science NECAP assessment that was given last May. This entailed reviewing the released questions, looking at how our students answered and reflecting on when those concepts were taught in the curriculum. Continue reading

WCS 5-8 Concert Information

Wednesday, 12/17-school day concerts: Musicians will perform for students and teachers during the school day. Wear black bottoms and performing arts t shirt all day please.


Thursday, 12/18- evening concerts
5:30 Concert: (musicians arrive at 5:10)

Symphonic Band, 5/6 Chorus, Concert Band

click here for concert dress information


7:00 Concert (musicians arrive at 6:40)

Jazz Band, Varietones, Wind Ensemble, 7/8 Chorus

click here for concert dress information

Monthly Fitness Fun

The Monthly Fitness Fun Calendar is way to encourage your child to make healthy choices outside of physical education. This is a completely optional activity for all of ABS and 3rd and 4th Graders at WCS and families.

Each calendar will have an activity for a healthy choice on each day. Read more about the program.
Click here for the December calendar.

Family Math Challenge

Congratulations to the following families for participating in the 4th Family Math Challenge: Zoller, Jadus, Watson, Nicholson, Brodowski, and Schneider!
Math is a part of everyday life and can be enjoyed by everyone. Each week a new logical reasoning math problem will be posted in the School Bell. Share the challenge with your children, use everyday objects to create a visual, watch their creative brains grow, and enjoy your time together. Email your answer (share how you arrived at it if you are so inclined) to Julie Rogers (jrogers@cssu.org) with Family Math Challenge in the subject line. Click here to find the answer to last week’s challenge and a new challenge.

SCHOOL MUSICAL

This year’s drama production will be the school version of the hit Broadway Musical GREASE. Sean Moran, who was in the original Paramount film, is back to direct for his second year with Williston!

Come to a Kickoff/Informational meeting for parents and students Monday, Dec 8th at 5:30 in the theater. Meet the team, get your questions answered about the auditioning and rehearsal process, and find out about stage crew opportunities. Students in grades 6-8 are eligible to audition for the play; students in grades 5 and up can be part of the stage crew that builds the sets and runs the show!

Show dates are April 10-11!
School Counseling Department

Services, resources, Counselors' Tips for families, programs, etc.

Athletics link

Williston School District Physical Education Department

Health Office Links

WCS: 871-6170, 871-6171 / Lisa LePrevost, RN, Carol Albertelli, RN / ABS: 871-6248 / Sylvia Love, RN

Health Office

It's not too late to get your flu shot! Read more

Got Scoliosis? You're not alone!! www.CurvyGirlsScoliosis.com

Strep throat is a common type of sore throat in children, but it's not very common in adults. Healthcare professionals can do a quick test to determine if a sore throat is strep throat and decide if antibiotics are needed. Proper treatment can help you feel better faster and prevent spreading it to others!

People with strep throat should stay home from work, school, or daycare until they have taken antibiotics for at least 24 hours so they don't spread the infection to others.
http://www.cdc.gov/features/strepthroat/index.html

http://healthvermont.gov/prevent/strep/strepfacts.aspx


Enterovirus and Ebola links
http://www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/about/EV-D68.html
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/

Upcoming Events

School Board Budget Mtg. / Thurs. Dec. 4 / 5:30 pm
School Dance / Fri. Dec. 5 / 6:30 -8:30 pm / WCS
Bottle Drive
/ Sat. Dec. 6 / 9 am - noon
School Musical Info mtg. (parents & students) / Mon., Dec 8 / 5:30 pm / WCS Auditorium
Voyager Family Night
/ Wed. Dec. 10 / 6:30-8:30 pm
CY Mentoring Open House /Thurs. Dec. 11 / 3-5:30 pm / WCS
World Language Open House / Tues. Dec. 16 / 7:15-8 am
Horizon Bake Sale / Tues. Dec. 16 / 11:30am- 1:15; 3 pm
WCS 5-8 Concerts / Thurs. Dec. 18 / 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm / WCS Auditorium
NO SCHOOL
/ Mon. Dec. 22 - Fri. Jan. 2
Intergen Meetings / Wed. Jan. 7 / gr. 7/8: 11:35 am; Gr. 5/6: 12:30 pm / WCS Lobby
School Dance / Fri. Jan. 9 / 6:30-8:30 pm / WCS
NO SCHOOL / Mon. Jan. 19
School Board Budget Mtg. / Thurs. Jan. 22 / 4:30-6:30 pm /

Click here for athletics
More Upcoming Events on the School Web Calendar

Check out upcoming school events and dates on the School website Calendar! www.wsdvt.org.

Lunch Menu

The December menu is now available

Free and Reduced price meals

If you think you may qualify for meal benefits, please fill out an application and return it to school anytime throughout the year. Applications and answers to your questions about Free and Reduced price meal benefits can be found on our school's website or by using this link http://www.cssu.org/Page/963

Dorothy Alling Memorial Library Programs for Kids

Click here to access the DAML web site listing of events.
Click here for the Bell listing of DAML events scheduled for children.

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