Moving Dirt

Work on our cafeteria addition has begun! It is great to
see the dirt getting moved and all the activity going on
associated with the construction project. We look forward
to having this completed and ready for our students to use
next school year.

Our teachers received a little more help with integrating
technology into their classrooms this week. Thanks to our
generous PTO, each team will be receiving their own Flip
Video camera. To go along with this, they have also
received opportunities for training on how to use this form
of technology in their lessons. WIS students and teachers
now have access to a great online education resource called
BrainPop. Many teachers have been using this site on a
limited basis but will now have full access for the next
year. It has great stuff for all content areas and out
students love using it. Check it out at

Enjoy your weekend!


Fight Free Again!

WIS is celebrating two very big accomplishments this week.  We reached our second fight free goal this year of 25 days.  As a result, 5 lucky students got to shave Coach Highfill’s hair and beard.  Watch the video below!  These students were chosen through a raffle fundraiser benefitting Clint Anderson, former Willard graduate, in his fight with cancer.  We are so proud of our students as they raised $411.30!  Our next goal is to go 30 days fight free and Ms. Pippin will be duct taped to the wall.

It has been a busy week with all of the clubs – flip flop girls, hot cocoa café, cooking club, FCA, running club and lego club meeting for lots of fun.  We want to thank all of the teachers who take the extra time to sponsor these clubs each week.  We have a tremendous number of students involved in these after school activities.  Today our students brought in their decorative boxes and lots of treats as each class held their Valentine’s party.

Be sure to mark your calendars with a couple of important changes:  March 19 and May 7 will now be early out days for teacher training.  WIS will dismiss at 12:30 pm on these days.  Don’t forget school will be in session on Monday for a snow makeup day.

A special thank you to Mr. Gann for the video footage.

Important Dates

Just a heads up on some important upcoming events at WIS!

-Monday 2/8 3rd quarter progress reports go home

-Tuesday 2/9 Fight Free assembly 9:00 am

-Friday 2/12 Lightning Thief group travels to Campbell 16 theater in Springfield 9:00 am

-Friday 2/12 Classroom Valentines parties at 3:00 pm

-Monday 2/15 School is in session as a make-up day