February 2016 News and Notes

Progress on New Williston High School

With spring rapidly approaching, the excitement over the new Williston High School is growing. With the building timeline on schedule, students and teachers will begin the 2016-2017 school year in their new "home"! Jeff Miller, of Redline Development Services, put together a great video of the progress so far! Click here check it out.

Alumni Deaths:
Donald Roesler, teacher, died 2/11/2016 in Bismarck, ND
Tim Brown, Class of 1970, died 2/9/2016 in Minot, ND
Arvid Mischke, Class of 1973, died 2/6/2016 in Bismarck, ND
Ione (Groseth) Olson, Class of 1945, died 2/3/2016 in Plentywood, MT
Carol (May) Binde, Class of 1961, died 1/31/2016 in Fargo, ND
Ellen Hofland, Class of 1947, died 11/26/2015 in Bakersfield, CA

Ricky Kittleson, in memory of Donald Roesler
Wayne and Diane Kittleson, in memory of Donald Roesler
Linda Pasternak, in memory of Nora Irgens

Other Gifts to the Foundation:​
Hannalore Henderson
Robert Erdahl, Jr.
Penny Swanson
Charlene Eklund
Neff, Eiken, and Neff PC


On Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016, exactly 62 years to the day after the very first game played at Williston High School, the Coyote basketball teams played their final varsity contests in the current Phil Jackson Fieldhouse. On an emotional evening, alumni were recognized and former basketball coaches and athletic directors were honored. Many familiar faces returned to pay tribute to the place that holds so many memories to so many people in the community. And while Phil Jackson could not be there in person, he sent a video tribute. Steve Slocum emcee'd the ceremony, and he ended it with a fitting nod to a cheer that all alumni remember: "Triple W"...

The Williston Herald article about the evening can be found here.

Watch a highlight video from the event.


​WHS Band and Choir are hosting an alumni event at our final concert! If you graduated from WHS and would like to play with the band or sing with the choir again, now is your chance! The final concert will be held on Monday, May 16 @ 7:00 pm. If you would like to come back and perform the last high school concert in this building please click on the link below and register! If you would like more information please contact eric.rooke@willistonschools.org or katie.rooke@willistonschools.org. You can also call the High School @ 701-572-0967 ext. 1249.

Coyotes Making Headlines!

2015-2016 Girls Hockey WDA All-Conference Team
Elizabeth Goebel(Jr)
Bethanie Pippin(Jr)
Neige Delaunay(So)

2015-2016 Boys Hockey WDA All-Conference Team
Camden Haugenoe (Sr) - Williston - Senior athlete of the year!
Cole Weltikol (Sr) - Williston

Congratulations to our 2016 All-State Academic Team Members and Honorable Mention recipients!
Class A Academic All-State Team Recognition-
Ian Kalil - Silver Team Member
Eric Reinke - Bronze Team Member
Walker Lee - Honorable Mention
Leif Corneliusen - Honorable Mention
Student selection was based on overall grade point averages, ACT or SAT test scores, extracurricular activities, leadership qualities and community involvement.