March 2018 News and Notes

Failed Bond Referendum

Williston Public School District #1 voters went to the polls on March 20th to decide the fate of a 77 million dollar bond referendum that was designed to build two new elementary schools and add on to the new high school.  

Approximately 2200 voters turned out, with nearly 60% voting against the referendum.  

The school district will now go back to the drawing board and look for other options to combat the growing student population, now at 4,100 students and with projections that have the number approaching 5000 in the coming years, and the limited capacity of the district's existing schools.

For more details, read this article from the Williston Herald

In loving memory:

Gifts to the Foundation:

  • James Bronson, in memory of David Jorgenson
  • Donnie and Tressa Laber, for the WHS Class of 1980 Memorial Scholarship
  • Steve and Patti Ogurchak, in memory of David Jorgenson
  • John and DaVee MacMaster, in memory of Alvin Kuschel, LaVern Miller, Margaret Healy, Douglas Ness, Ron Skelton, David Jorgenson, and Osmond Skogen
  • Penny Slagle, in memory of David Jorgenson
  • David and Veanna Selid
  • The Class of 1980, for their memorial scholarship
  • Duane and Darcy Schauer, in memory of David Jorgenson
  • Gary and Alvina Skogen, in memory of David Jorgenson
  • R. Gravgaard, in memory of David Jorgenson
  • Greg and Charysse Everson, in memory of David Jorgenson
  • William and Lynn Bosley, in memory of David Jorgenson
  • Joe and Wanda Meyer, in memory of David Jorgenson
  • Calvin Nelson, Curtis Nelson, and Cheryl Nelson Harris, for the LaVonne Lowe Nelson Memorial Scholarship
  • Hannelore Henderson, Karl Merk, Mark Henderson, and Michael Henderson, for the Riewe Sisters Memorial Girls Basketball Scholarship
  • Ted Hopgood, in memory of Ronald Smith -- Class of 1961
  • Estate of Galen Germundson, for the Galen Germundson Memorial Scholarship
  • Jean Lindvig, in memory of Roxanne Vig Eikom
  • Shirley Groth, in memory of Robert Sandry, Mary Louise Soiseth Amundson, and Peggy Kellar Drury

2018 Awards Night

It's hard to believe that it's already that time of year again.  Our 2018 Awards Night is scheduled for Wednesday, May 9th, at 7:00 pm in the Williston High School theater.  We've added a number of scholarships this year, and we are excited to honor the WHS Seniors who will be receiving Coyote Foundation Scholarships this year.  

Our Scholarship Program is one of the best in the state of North Dakota, and we are so honored to give these awards in remembrance of loved ones, former Coyotes, community leaders, etc.  If you have never joined us before, please consider doing so.  It is our favorite night of the year!

Did you Know???

We do so much more than scholarships at the Williston Coyote Foundation. We also look for ways to help the schools through unrestricted funds donated to our Foundation, grants written on behalf of the schools, and donor-specific gifts.

If you or your company would like to know more about ways you can help Williston Public Schools, please feel free to contact us at the Williston Coyote Foundation. We would love to visit with you about how your donation can be used for the benefit of the schools, students, and staff of WPSD #1.

​As always, your donations are tax-deductible and very much appreciated. You can donate conveniently online or can mail any donations to our address listed below. We could not continue our mission of promoting and supporting Williston Public School District #1 without the help of our generous donors!