One of my goals for the 2015-2016 school year is to engage several different audiences in discussion about Willard Schools. I have had one meeting with businesses located in the South side of our district, two Town Hall style meetings and one small group discussion with city officials. The following Town Hall meetings are scheduled later in the year and anyone is welcome to attend.
It is very important to community members that our district remains "Unique to Willard". Willard community values run deep in our culture. What is important to parents in Willard is very different then other communities. I have always believed that the school needs to be a reflection of the community. The Town Hall meetings provide a venue for district administrators to share about district improvement goals, but the most important aspect is the time allowed for patron questions and comments. Our community takes great pride in Willard Schools and the district is working hard to listen to patrons and continue to develop strategies which help students succeed. Ultimately, everything we do is based on how to help students succeed not only in the 13 years they are in public schools, but in life. We need parent and community input to accomplish this goal! Come and join us at one of the meetings.
Have a great weekend!
See you at Homecoming!
Dr. Kent Medlin
Willard Children’s Charitable Foundation will host a community fundraiser on Saturday, October 10, from 3:00 - 10:30 p.m. at the Willard High School theater. The event, called Pickin’ and Praisin’, will feature bluegrass and gospel music groups from around the area including,..
The Willard Board of Education accepted the resignation of board member John Hartley during their regular business meeting September 22. In his letter to the board Mr. Hartley included, “My 30+ years in the Willard R-II School District has been a great experience filled with a lifetime of memories and friends. I will always hold Tiger Nation near.”
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.