October 2018 News and Notes

WHS Boys Cross Country Bring Home the State Championship Trophy to Williston

A huge shout-out to the Williston High School Boys Cross Country team for their 2018 State Class A Championship in Jamestown last weekend. The team finished with 8 runners in the top 25 and with no seniors and lots of motivated athletes, looks to be a favorite for next year as well. Coach Shane Wahlstrom was named the State Cross Country Coach of the Year for his efforts. We are so proud of their hard work and determination!

In Loving Memory:

Gifts to the Foundation:

  • Douglas Vedvick, in honor of the Class of 1961
  • Robert Torgerson
  • Isabelle Hughes, for the Janet Hughes Laqua Memorial Scholarship
  • Lois Nelson, for the Taylor Nelson Memorial Scholarship
  • Larry and Elaine Doeden, for Legends Field project, the George Amsden Memorial New Teacher Grant, and the H.L. Pedersen Memorial Scholarship
  • Margaret Conlin
  • Evereve Inc, for the Les Bublitz Memorial Scholarship
  • Arvid and Judith Johnson, in memory of Mike Anderson
  • Gene and Tammy Johnson, in memory of Joan Amsden

Hess Donates to Maker Space

Yet another company has joined the cause to enhance 21st Century Learning in Williston Public School District #1. The Maker Space at Bakken Elementary has grown by leaps and bounds this year thanks to the generous donations of local businesses. This time, Hess answered the call for classroom sets of Little Bits, a product that introduces students to coding. The Maker Space is located in the library at Bakken Elementary, and teachers are now able to reserve the space for their classes to enhance the technology curriculum by actively engaging in the skills they are learning in the classroom.

Hess also donated 30 Hess trucks for the students to utilize in the Maker Space.

Besides Hess's donation, the project has received support from Equinor (formerly Statoil), Crescent Point Energy, Nalco Champion, An Ecolab Company, and Triangle Electric.

We are so thankful for the generous support of our donors, and we know that the students of WPSD #1 are benefiting from the generosity.

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.

We are thrilled to announce that we have set up two qualified charitable endowments through the Williston Coyote Foundation:  The Nadine Sukut Bloomquist Memorial Endowment and the John and Cathy Schmitz Endowment for the Betterment of Williston Schools.  The State of North Dakota offers a tax credit for donations of $5000 or more to a qualified endowment, and we would be happy to discuss how your donation can be utilized in the best possible way for both you and the schools, students, and teachers at WPSD #1! 

​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! ​