Week of March 13, 2023
Online ordering for the Williston 2022-2023 yearbook has begun! The cost for the yearbook is $20. Help support your school and keep those precious memories! Here is the link to our ordering site.
PBIS Character Trait of the Week: SINCERITY
Sincerity- The quality of being free from dishonesty, deceit, or hypocrisy.
Be sincere when interacting with others. Never try to deceive others. Represent yourself in a transparent and open manner. Mean what you say and say what you mean in a positive light.
What are students learning?📚
Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Basketball Scholarships
Each year, Four County Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) offers all-expense-paid summer basketball camp scholarships for middle school students (rising sixth and seventh graders). Young men who will be in 6th or 7th grade during the 2023-2024 school year can apply for a scholarship through their local electric cooperative to attend the Carolina Basketball School June 17-21, 2023 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Young ladies who will be in 6th or 7th grade during the 2023-2024 school year can apply for a scholarship through their local electric cooperative to attend the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp in June at N.C. State University in Raleigh. Final dates will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org x76565
7th Grade - Brooke Burnett --email@example.com x76558
8th Grade - Kristen Guthrie firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
PowerSchool Helpful Tips:
Helpful Tip #1: When you see your child's grade, if you click on the actual grade (A), you will see a breakdown of the individual assignments.
Helpful Tip #2: Please understand that this is a huge piece of communication between you and your child's teacher. In essence, by the teachers entering the grades in the grade book, this is their way of communicating to you about your child's progress. The teachers expect that you are checking Parent Portal each week. If you have any questions about grades, ask your child first (they should know!) and then email the teacher if further clarification is needed concerning an assignment/grade.
Helpful Tip #3: You can download the PowerSchool app for your smart phone. You can see live attendance, assignments, scores, grades and more. There is also a student version that you can download if your child wants to have the information on his/her smart phone.
Helpful Tip #4: If you are coming from an elementary school in New Hanover County, your PowerSchool username and password are the same.
School Messenger Communication App
The School Messenger App allows schools to inform you about school-related emergencies, school closures, attendance, and important announcements.
Visit https://go.schoolmessenger.com to setup your account.
Due to numerous changes in routes, stops, riders and times throughout the school year, please download the Edulog Parent Portal bus tracking phone application. Once your child is registered, it will have the most up-to-date route information.
If you have any bus transportation issues, please contact one of our assistant principals:
Ms. Matilda Scott
Ms. Alisha Sheesley
Location: 401 South 10th Street, Wilmington, NC, USA