Artists, musicians, actors, athletes, leaders, etc.... take advantage of opportunities to demonstrate their skills. A "Big Performance", "Playoff Game", or "Community Event" sets the stage for this to occur. Leaders look at these opportunities like a dog looks at a bone! However, there is a bit of fear that is mixed into the opportunity. They question whether or not they will be good enough, whether their personal skills are enough to achieve success, whether enough work and effort has been expended to win?
Yesterday I was privileged to attend a performance by the Willard Chamber Choir at the MMEA (Missouri Music Educators Association) Conference at Lake of the Ozarks. This conference allows for select groups from among the best and most successful groups around Missouri to perform. The group led by Mr. Jerry Scott has been working on the performance for some time. In rehearsal it was evident that the students were anxious about the performance. At that moment there is always a question if the group will rise to the occasion or fade under pressure. The question was quickly answered as Willard took the stage and rose to the occasion. The performance was literally outstanding!
I don't know who was more proud between myself, the parents, instructors, or the students. The performance ended with a standing ovation and huge emotional satisfaction on a "Mission Accomplished!" The kids began to realize that they had not only met but exceeded expectations. I applaud the hard work of the students and the dedication and expertise of the instructors past and present K-12. This was a reminder of what we are able to help young people achieve in Willard Schools.
Have a great weekend!
The Board of Education unanimously approved language for a $5.5 Million No Tax Increase Bond Issue to be place on the April 5, 2016 ballot. The vote was taken during the board's regular business meeting on January 21. The funds will be used to address three high priority needs in the district:
The Willard Public Schools Board of Education approved a one year contract extension for Superintendent Dr. Kent Medlin during their regular business meeting January 21. The action extends the superintendent's contract through the 2018-19 school year.
One of the tasks we have as a school district is getting important information to you in a timely fashion. We believe it’s helpful to you and to the school if you have information about daily attendance, school cancellations, important reminders and emergencies as soon as possible.
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM School Board Meeting
7:15 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast Club w/ Dr Medlin