February, 21st I reported in the Pride that would be a tentative make-up day for students unless the district experienced additional snow days. Due to the fact that additional snow days have occurred the district will extend the school year to. School will not be in session.
March 5th is recognized as "Principal's Day". I loved serving as a building level principal for 13 years. It is an exhausting, demanding, stressful, challenging, position. At the same time it provides tremendous rewards, is life giving, and each day you can be confident that you make a difference in a child's life.
Willard is blessed to have incredible building principals. They work tirelessly to serve staff members and take care of children. They are true Instructional Leaders and have the unique ability to lead people. These professionals work 50-60+ hours per week and are never "done" with their job. Principals are expected to deal with difficult discipline situations which at times result in angry parents and then the next moment walk into a meeting with another student or teacher with a smile on their face. Principals will sacrifice family time to complete paper work at home or on the weekend because it is simply impossible to complete at the building. They are awakened in the middle of the night to respond to a building security alarm or receive a call from a child /parent/ or staff member that needs help. It would take a book to share all the "behind the scenes" expectations of these special individuals.
Willard is blessed to have individuals who are Great Leaders, Great Educators, and Great People. They model the type of person that I want my son or daughter to become. That is about the best compliment I can offer! I am honored to serve at their side.
Take a moment and shoot a positive e-mail note to your child's building principal. It will make their day!!!
Have a great weekend!
Dr. Kent Medlin
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The Sectional Boys' Basketball game has been moved to Drury, Wednesday, March 12th, 7:45PM. District champion T-shirts will be sold in the North (band) parking lot from 4:30-5:30 Wednesday evening. It is first-come-first-served. The cost will be $10.00.Go Tigers!
Bond Issue Survey Results
Results of the Willard Schools Community Input Survey for Proposed Bond Projects were reported to the Board of Education in their February meeting. The board had requested the survey as an additional opportunity for patrons to give input on a possible bond election this fall. more
Snow Make-Up Days Updated
Monday, January 20 - Students attend full day
Friday, February 14 - Students attend 1/2 day
Monday, February 17 - Students attend full day
Friday, April 18 - Students attend full day
Monday, April 21 - Students attend full day
Thursday, May 22 - Students attend full day
Friday, May 23 - Students attend full day
Tuesday, May 27 - Students attend full day
Wednesday, May 28 - Students attend full day
** The tentative Saturday, March 29, make-up day has been cancelled.