I have something in common with the Senior Class at Willard High School! The kids that have attended Willard all their lives and I, experienced the first day of school at Willard together. All of us started school in Willard thirteen years ago! I hope that they have loved the last thirteen years as much as I have.
Willard kids continually impress me. The first day of school I visited buildings most of the day. I was at the High School during lunch and I saw a young Freshman Girl looking very lost. She was walking around with her tray trying to spot a friendly table that she could join. I asked Mr. Wead, HS Assistant Principal, to find her a friend. He walked to a nearby table and whispered to a young lady (Volleyball Player) who immediately sprang into action. She went over and invited the young lady to sit with her table. Space was created by others at the table and the young lady was welcomed to the group. That is an example of Willard Pride!
We exist as a school to help young people learn academically in order to be prepared for success after graduation. However, Willard teachers do so much more than teach academics! They help young people grow! They do this by modeling integrity and high character. I appreciated this as a parent of three young people who graduated from Willard and I appreciate this as Superintendent of Schools. It has been a great first week of classes. Just like the young volleyball player who demonstrated leadership and kindness we have many student champions who exemplify what is best in Willard!
Tonight: Willard Community Tail Gate!!! At the District Office by the football field. Free Hot Dog and Free Admission to the game if you get your hand stamped. Come enjoy Willard Tiger Football.
Have a great weekend!