August 2016 News and Notes

A New Era for Williston Public School District #1: Bakken Elementary Opens

As Williston Public School District #1's bells rang to signal the start of the 2016-2017 school year, a new era of Coyote schools began.

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The new high school opened its doors for the first time to the Class of 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, while the old high school, which underwent renovations this summer, ushered in the 5th and 6th graders to the newly named Bakken Elementary. Students entered the building through the southwest door, and became the inaugural group of Wildcats, as they are now named. The "new addition" (foreign language and art hallway previously) became the new main entrance with the school offices. The Coyote Foundation office is still in this building, and so far, the 6th graders, who have their classes on the 2nd floor, are still getting used to the transition and are quieter than the high school students were! Wonder how long that will last? Best of luck to the students, teachers, and staff as they begin their maiden voyage at Bakken Elementary!


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Alumni Deaths:
Elsie Griffen Corbert, Class of 1943, died 8/5/2016 in Williston, ND
Everett B (Skip) Pierce, Class of 1961, died 8/3/2016 in Williston, ND
Albert Brunner, Class of 1970, died 7/30/2016 in Kenai, Alaska
Linda Zemliska Lennie, Class of 1960, died 7/26/2016 in Bismarck, ND
Kathryn Schumacher Papineau, Class of 1958, died 8/3/2016 in Minot, ND
Myrtle Caroline Skurdal Bar, Class of 1943, died 8/19/2016 in Williston, ND

Memorials:
Helen Carey, in memory of Kay Skavanger Western and Richard "Dick" Wilkie
Bob Tetrault on behalf of Class of 1961, in memory of Everett "Skip" Pierce
Linda Hotchkiss, in memory of Christie Meyer
Craig and Linda Davis, in memory of Mike Huss and Christie Meyer
Russell and Paula Schilke, in memory of Luella Asleson
Gene and Tammy Johnson, in memory of George Amsden


Coyote Football Wins Inaugural Game on New Home Field


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Upcoming Williston High School Reunions

The Class of 1966 will hold their 50th reunion September 30th-Oct.1st!

The Class of 1976 is set for Oct. 7th-8th.

We were recently made aware that the Class of 1961 will be having a reunion in October some time! If you know more about this, please let us know so we can share the details!

Thanks! Go Coyotes!

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