THE SCHOOL BELL

Williston School District / October 1, 2014

A Message from the Administration

by Jacqueline Parks

Over the past 5 years, Williston, along with the other schools in Chittenden South Supervisory Union, have focused heavily on science instruction with the goal of improving student learning in this area. This has resulted in updated curriculum materials, lab facilities, teacher training, connections with IBM, and this year, the creation of our “Create It Lab” program. In the midst of all this, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), have been published and we are starting our transition to them with the support of the grant funded CSSU Science Coordinator. The NGSS are exciting to engage with as they include a strong engineering component.


The highly rigorous science NECAP is given to 4th and 8th grade students throughout Vermont (and other states). It includes content knowledge sections, writing about science concepts and a hands-on inquiry task to complete and analyze. Last week, NECAP science scores were released across the state. The Williston scores at the 4th (representing K-4 learning) and 8th (representing 5-8 learning) were well-above the state average.


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Williston Schools Annual Fund

Students in nearly every classroom and every house have taken a field trip or team building trip already this year using funding from the FAP Annual Fund… if you have not had a chance to donate yet, it’s not too late! Click HERE for details.

Looking to get involved?

Do you have a hobby, skill or talent that could help our schools? FAP Committees are looking for you! Check out our list of committees and see if one is a good fit for you. Click HERE for a list of FAP Committees

Questions about FAP? Contact Shani Varricchione at willistonfap@cssu.org

Upcoming Events on the School Web Calendar

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

Upcoming Events

Horizon Family Breakfast / Thursday, Oct. 2, 7:15 am / ABS
Yearbook Club / Monday, Oct. 6 / 3-4:30 pm / WCS Dining Room

FAPAC / Thursday, Oct. 9 / 8:15 am / WCS Dining Room

Fun Night / Friday, Oct. 10 / 6:30-8:30 pm / WCS
Dance (grades 6-8) / Friday, Oct. 10 / 6:30-8:30 pm / WCS
No School
/ Thursday & Friday, Oct. 16 & 17
Parent/Teacher Conferences / Friday, Oct. 17
Click here for athletics
Health Office Links

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

Update on Enterovirus from the VT State Dept. of Health

A virus called enterovirus-D68 has been spreading in several states. It causes respiratory illnesses ranging from mild cold symptoms to more serious symptoms that require hospitalization. Read more...

8th Grade Challenge Projects

Click here for details on Nicole Eaton's Basketball Skills Building.
Click here for details on Sophie Beliveau's fleece collection for care packages.

Dorothy Alling Memorial Library Programs for Kids

Click here to see what's scheduled in October at the DAML for children.

Williston School District

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