WTCS Lego League Team “Trinity Technicians” is going to STATE!

CONGRATULATIONS to WTCS FIRST Lego League (FLL) Team “Trinity Technicians”! They won the Core Values Award at the FLL ND Qualifier at Minot State University on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

What are the Core Values of FLL? Discovery, Innovation, Impact, Inclusion, Teamwork, & Fun.

The Trinity Technicians also received the golden ticket to compete at the ND State FLL Competition in Grand Forks on Feb. 8! Way to go CRU!

For more information about the program, check out www.firstinspires.com.

Trinity Technicians: Stephen Penner (7th grade), Gavin Grindeland (7th grade), Coach Jen Grindeland, Grady Lee (7th grade), Coach Sheri Moonen, Benjamin Crosby (6th grade) & Jeremiah Crosby (8th grade).
Core Values Judging – working together to solve a problem.
Robotics Competition – includes three rounds throughout the afternoon.
Core Values Award to Trinity Technicians 2019-2020
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Consider Making a Donation to WTCS

Peace to your House! A very MERRY CHRISTMAS to all our Crusader Families!
There were shepherds living out in the fields nearby. It was night, and they were taking care of their sheep. An angel of the Lord appeared to them. And the glory of the Lord shone around them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news. It will bring great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you. He is the Messiah, the Lord. Here is how you will know I am telling you the truth. You will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a large group of angels from heaven also appeared. They were praising God. They said, “May glory be given to God in the highest heaven! And may peace be given to those He is pleased with on earth!” The angels left and went into heaven. Then the shepherds said to one another, “let’s go to Bethlehem. Let’s see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” So, they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph and the baby. The baby was lying in the manger. After the shepherds had seen him, they told everyone. They reported what the angel had said about this child. All who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary kept all these things like a secret treasure in her heart. She thought about them over and over. The shepherds returned. They gave glory and praise to God. Everything they had seen and heard was just as they had been told.
What if it had been you and I living out in those fields. Would we have answered the invitation to participate in the greatest miracle the world has ever known?
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Williston Trinity Christian School was established in 1992 in Williston North Dakota. For the past 27 years, God has inspired His people to support our school with their prayers, their participation, and their financial support! And every year, God’s people have responded and participated in this miracle that we call WTCS!
WTCS is funded by tuition from our students’ families (which contributes to about 60% of the cost to educate each student) and by the generosity of our Donors, in order to help keep our tuition as low as possible to all our students, preschool through grade 12.
WTCS doesn’t receive any government supported funds (even indirectly through loans, etc.), which allows us to remain truly independent. Because of this, we can talk about God, Christian Values, and live out our faith every day!
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As we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, I would like to challenge each one of our Crusader families and their friends.My challenge to each one of you – to donate $25.00 to WTCS! RIGHT NOW, before 2019 ends. Your donation is tax deductible as we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
You can go to our Website, wtcsnd.org (right click and hit “go to wtcsnd.org”) and click on the DONATE button. To help you maneuver our site, where it asks for a STUDENT ID#, just type DONATION. Where it asks for a STUDENT FIRST NAME, STUDENT LAST NAME, ADDITIONAL STUDENTS, AND FAX #; JUST LEAVE THOSE FIELDS BLANK. Where it asks for ADDITIONAL DETAILS – Please type in CHRISTMAS MIRACLE.
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Together we can make this Christmas another miracle year for Williston Trinity Christian School! Please be assured that your support is helping to mentor, mold, produce and promote YOUNG CHRISTIAN LEADERS FOR TOMORROW!  Thank you for taking the time to read this email and for your consideration in making a donation to WTCS.
GIVE, AND IT WILL BE GIVEN YOU (Luke 6:38)
And finally, many of our friends and extended family have faced tremendous challenges this past year. Many of us have lost a family member, lost friends, shared serious medical problems and confronted all sorts of personal issues. Please know that you have all been in our prayers and our thoughts. God bless each one of you and your loved ones at this special time of year. We pray that you have a safe, happy, and blessed Christmas.


Thank you for caring and keeping WTCS in your prayers, now and always….

Terry HaugenWTCS Director of Development
thaugen@wtcsnd.org
701-774-9056

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WTCS Christmas Break – NO SCHOOL

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12 Days of Christmas @ WTCS

Each December, WTCS students & staff are invited to participate in the 12 Days of Christmas!! Below is the calendar of events. We look forward to a fun & meaningful Christmas.

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Mondak-Animal-Rescue-Wishlist

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Historical Christian Tour – Spring 2020

Williston Trinity Christian School offers a Christian-based historical trip to Williamsburg/Washington DC.Lancaster County/New York City, May 3-9th in the spring of 2020.  Currently, we have 9 individuals registered for this amazing opportunity through Amerian Christian Tours.
 
WTCS Students & chaperones are shown some of the incredible historical sites in our nation from a Christian perspective.  Transportation, lodging, meals, attraction tickets & more are included.  More information is available at www.actstours.com & in the office.  
 
Registration began in the spring.  At this point, we need to know IMMEDIATELY if your student and/or yourself is interested in going on this trip.  Attached is the informational sheets.
 
To register:  go to www.actstours.com
Program code:  T202113A
Password:  34278
 
If you are planning to go on this trip, please let Sheri Moonen or Angie Nible know.  Decisions have to be made regarding the trip based on number of participants.
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THANK YOU WTCS Supporters!

Crusaders, 

Thank you to everyone who helped make our biggest fundraiser of the year – Our Annual Banquet/Auction – AMAZING!  We were beyond blessed with great messages & speaker, fun auction items, and the WTCS Choir!  We appreciate all of the support – through sponsorships, auctions bids & general offering donations.  We are very grateful for the gifts to the school.

Since we are a non-profit private Christian school, we do not receive any state or federal funding. Tuition dollars cover approximately 50 to 60% of the cost for operations; donations/fundraising covers the rest.  We are a faith-based school as compared to a tuition-based school. A tuition based school would charge the cost (which is $10, 500.00 to 12,000.00 per K through 12 student).  

Special thanks go out to our Director of Development – Terry Haugen to making this event happen. The banquet committee lead by Jamie Lee was a HUGE blessing as well. Their countless hours of planning and preparation make this a Premier Event in Williston. Thank you! 

In Christ,
WTCS Principal Mr. Cory Fleck

THANK YOU 2019 Banquet Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors:

  • Ceynar Chiropractic
  • Investment & Retirement Advisors
  • Bonetraill Bit Service
  • Northwestern Mutual/Jerry & Cheryl Fleck
  • PetrolShield

Gold Sponsors:

  • Red Rock Ford
  • Sun Tubular Testing Services, Inc.
  • Interstate Engineering
  • Scott Ellis, DDS
  • New Hope Wesleyan Church
  • Heck Built

Silver Sponsors:

  • Ward & Joetta Koeser
  • American State Bank
  • Moose Lodge #239
  • Bandlands Steel
  • Industrial Equipment Sales & Service
  • Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church
  • Josh & Jenna Arp
  • 1st International Bank & Trust
  • LifeChurch

Bronze Sponsors:

  • Fisher Orthodontics
  • Everson-Coughlin Funeral Home
  • Palmer Bit Company
  • Thrivent Financial – Mary Stenberg
  • ND Pharmacy
  • Empire Oil Company
  • Fulkerson Funeral Home
  • Mon-Dak Tank
  • Jan Skadeland
  • Big Sky Battery/Minute Lube
  • Ace Sprinkler Systems/Handy Andy’s
  • Grondahl Recreation, Inc.

A Special Thank You to:

  • Williston Parks & Recreation
  • Border States Electric
  • Meg-a-Latte

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WTCS Fall Banquet – Saturday, October 26

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Welcome to Williston Trinity Christian School!

Welcome to Williston Trinity Christian School!

Check out this AMAZING video about WTCS!ONE Family ONE School ONE BuildingVideo directed & produced by WTCS Senior Jonathan Babcock.

Posted by Williston Trinity Christian School on Sunday, September 23, 2018

Check out this student directed & produced GoPro video about WTCS!

Turn up your volume for the full effect!

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Spanish with Mrs. Laura Abuhl (grades 6-12)

¡Hola! My name is Laura Abuhl and I teach Spanish for grades 6-12 at WTCS. Overall, I have taught at WTCS for about 10 years, but not consecutively. Our family moved to Williston from Pennsylvania in 1998, making this the longest time I have lived in one city. Other states in which I have lived include Oklahoma, North Carolina, Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky. I also went to high school in London, England.

I received both my B.A. and M.A in Spanish from Michigan State University. Go Green! Because I have my Master’s degree, I am able to offer my classes for dual credit. Essentially, this means my students have the option to receive both high school and college credit for being in my class! I am also on the Executive Board of FLAND (Foreign Language Association of North Dakota) and have presented sessions at numerous conferences. 

There are some very exciting things happening in the nation, in our state, and in our school for World Language. First, nationally, teachers are waking up to the best practices for World Language teaching; practices which are backed by years of research. I am dedicated to learning about the best and most innovative ways to deliver instruction and I use an approach called Comprehensible Input. Second, just this year, North Dakota became the 36th state to adopt the Seal of Biliteracy, which will give students who are motivated to work hard an opportunity to apply for this prestigious award. The Seal, when granted, goes on a student’s transcript and their diploma. Additionally, students who take four years of high school Spanish and receive an A for each year will receive a special honor cord to wear at their commencement ceremony. Finally, I could not be more proud of our administration that is committed to World Language. This year, we will be offering Spanish to our littlest scholars, our Pre-K kiddos. Thus, WTCS will have Spanish from Pre-K up to 12th grade. Additionally, pending student interest, we hope to offer a class for Heritage Learners, those students for whom Spanish is their first language. This class will focus on language arts, only in Spanish.  Our Heritage Learners are also fabulous candidates for the Seal of Biliteracy.

I could not imagine teaching anywhere else in Williston, but WTCS. I love the staff, the environment, the students, and especially the ability to talk openly about my faith in Jesus. WTCS is not a perfect school, but it is perfect for ME. Perhaps it will be perfect for YOU too.

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LEGO CAMP with Coach Sheri

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