April 21, 2023

Care to Learn Pizza Night at Pizano's

Care to Learn Pizza Night at Pizano's

Willard Care to Learn is hosting a pizza night at Pizano's! We have been lucky enough to have an anonymous donor agree to match up to $20,000 and we are so close to our goal. We need to raise about $1,900 more dollars and we need your help! 

On May 2, 2023 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m., Pizano's has agreed to let us serve you! We will be receiving 10% of the proceeds from dining in, takeout, and all of our tips. Present the coupon attached at the time of checkout (can be a paper copy or electronic copy) and your donation will go straight to your Willard students! 


Willard Athletic Booster Club Car, Truck, and Bike Show - Spring Sport Showcase

Willard Athletic Booster Club Car, Truck, and Bike Show - Spring Sport Showcase

Don't miss the opportunity to spend the day with the family looking at cars, eating good food, listening to live music and celebrating Willard Athletes!

The event takes place tomorrow, Saturday April 22, 2023 at the high school! The car show begins at 10:00 a.m. with awards and Spring Sport Showcase taking place at 3:00 p.m.

Live Music: Joey Herd

Food Trucks:

Inflatables: 417 Inflatables


  • The Tiger Warehouse
  • WHS Cheer Face painting
  • Project Grad Beef Raffle Tickets
  • Spring Athlete Showcase

We look forward to seeing you there!

Register Vehicle

Parents as Teachers - Big Rig Night

Parents as Teachers Big Rig Night

Come meet our local heroes and tour the big rigs—including Fire, Police, and more!

This is a FREE event for all Willard families with young children (ages birth-elementary). The event takes place from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Friday May 12, 2023 at the Willard Middle School. Food will be available for purchase on site!

New Website for Missouri 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

New Website for Missouri 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Last week, Governor Mike Parson announced that the Missouri 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline has launched a new website: www.missouri988.org. The site provides information for anyone who may be experiencing a mental health, suicide, or substance use crisis. 


The newly designated 988 phone number went live nationwide on July 16, 2022. Since that time, it has routed thousands of individuals to local, trained crisis specialists at Missouri’s 988 centers. The 988 crisis line connects anyone experiencing a mental health, suicide, or substance use crisis to compassionate, accessible care and support, available 24/7. Support is free and confidential.

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Willard East Elementary Choir

Willard East Elementary Choir

The Willard East 3rd and 4th Grade "Chanter" Choir attended the Fair Grove Music Festival on Saturday, April 15, 2023. They received a 1+ rating. They also had a Small Vocal Ensemble receiving a 1 rating and Vocal Trio receiving a 1+ rating. The student's participating in the Vocal Trio were selected for the 2023 Missouri All-State Children's Choir last fall: Johanna Lyon, William Martinez, and Parker Bliss. We are so proud of our Willard East Students!

WHS/FFA Greenhouse Sale

WHS/FFA Greenhouse Sale

The Grand Opening of our High School/FFA Greenhouse is scheduled for Saturday, May 6 at 8:00 a.m. We plan to be open until at least noon, possibly until 2:00 p.m. that day. Following the opening, the greenhouse will be open Monday through Thursday, May 8th -11th from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 13th from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

We have several bedding plants (flowers and vegetables along with some hanging baskets) at prices ranging from $1 for vegetable cell packs (2-4 plants), $2 for flower cell packs, $2-6 individual plants in 1801 cells or 3-6" pots and $8 hanging baskets.

For those who have not visited our greenhouse in the past, it is located on Tiger Alley between the High School and Middle School Buildings. It is just East of the Success Building and South of the Football Field/Track.

Thank you for considering supporting our local Greenhouse and Willard Agriculture Department!

DESE Strategic Planning Stakeholder Survey

DESE Strategic Planning Stakeholder Survey

As a member of the education community in Missouri, we are asking you to participate in the Missouri State Board of Education (Board) and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Strategic Planning Stakeholder Survey. Your participation is vital as the state is looking to gain insight into its education and strategic planning.


The survey is designed to gather feedback from a variety of stakeholders — including educators, families, community members, and business leaders — on the areas of focus that should be prioritized in Missouri’s public PK-12 education strategic plan. The insights gathered from the survey will be used to guide the state’s education policies and initiatives over the next several years and your participation will help ensure that the Board and DESE have a comprehensive understanding of the needs of students, families, and educators across the state. The survey is easy to complete and should take only about 10 minutes. Your responses are completely anonymous, and your input will be kept confidential.

The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, April 21, at 5:00 p.m. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to have your voice heard and to contribute to the improvement of education in Missouri!


Thank you for your time and for your commitment to education in the state.

DESE Survey

Summer Discovery Enrollment Open

Summer Discovery Enrollment Open

Students in Kindergarten through 8th grade will have the opportunity to experience an integrated learning experience focused on Math, English, and Science investigations and design challenges throughout our Summer Discovery program. Students in 9th - 12th grade will take courses related to the credits they are working to attain.

If you have a student who will attend Summer Discovery in grades K-8, please complete this form. If you would like to register your child for Summer Discovery in grades 9-12, please contact a counselor at the high school.

Summer School Dates:

June 5th - June 30th

Summer School Time:

7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Shuttle Bus

Middle and high school students have the opportunity to ride a bus from WOHE to either the middle school or high school and back. Departure from WOHE is 6:45 a.m. and arrival back to WOHE is 2:45 p.m.. If your student would like to ride the bus, please select this on the form.

Summer Discovery TigerTALES

TigerTALES enrollment for Summer Discovery will be available in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more information.

*If you need to enroll more than one student, please complete a separate form for each student.

Summer Discovery Information
Summer Discovery Registration

Cox Care Mobile Shot Clinic

Cox Care Mobile Shot Clinic

The Cox Care Mobile will be in our District on April 26 in the Middle School parking lot and April 27 in the High School parking lot.

They will be offering Vaccines, Sport Physicals, and Hearing/Vision Screenings. Parents may sign up using the links below and will need to fill out the consent form and bring it to the appointment. If a student leaves to go to the Care Mobile and comes back to school they are not counted absent. See additional information below:

  • Sport physicals are free of charge to any student that has Medicaid, no insurance, or qualifies for free or reduced lunches. For all students with normal insurance, the cost is $10.
  • We carry both insurance and VFC vaccines for students and all school age required/recommended vaccines. Ages 4 through 18.
  • Hearing and vision screenings are free of charge.
  • Parents do not have to be present if paperwork is complete.

Please print and complete the Care Mobile Vaccine Consent form prior to the appointment.

Middle School Sign Up
High School Sign Up
Care Mobile Vaccine Consent Form

Willard Central Elementary 6th Annual Glow Run

Willard Central Elementary 6th Annual Glow Run

Willard Central Elementary is hosting their 6th Annual Runner in Me Glow Run today Friday, April 21, 2023. The $20 entry fee includes a t-shirt and glow gear bag. T-shirts cannot be guaranteed for registrations after March 28, 2023.

Schedule of Events:

  • 6:45 p.m.: Registration/Check-In. Concessions and Glow Gear for sale.
  • 7:15 p.m.: Little Leader Fun Run (preschool and under only)
  • 7:30 p.m.: Family Glow Run/Walk

Please return or mail the attached signed form and payment to Willard Central Elementary at 2625 North Farm Road 101 Springfield, MO 65802. Make checks payable to Willard Central PTO, as all proceeds benefit Willard Central PTO.

Registration Form

2023 WHS Graduation Information

2023 WHS Graduation Information

Graduation is right around the corner, so we wanted to share some preliminary details with you!

Graduation tickets are not required! Students may invite as many friends and family as they would like. Graduation will take place on Sunday, May 14th at 3:00 p.m. at Great Southern Bank Arena located at 685 South John Q Hammons Parkway, Springfield, MO 65807. Doors will open at 2:00 p.m., Seniors will begin check-in at 1:30 p.m. at Hammons behind the arena.

Upcoming District Events

Friday, April 21

7th/8th Softball @ Nixa B Tournament

V Boys Tennis @ Joplin Tournament

Freshman Baseball vs Carl Junction (DH) 4:30 P.M.

JV/V Girls Soccer @ Parkview 4:30 P.M.

Saturday, April 22

JV Baseball vs Kickapoo 10:00 A.M.

Monday, April 24

7th/8th Track @ Nixa Track Meet

JV Track @ JV COC Meet (Branson 3:30 P.M.

Freshman Baseball vs Bolivar (DH) 4:30 P.M.

7th/8th Softball vs Marshfield Middle School 4:30 P.M.

V/JV Baseball @ Bolivar High School

Tuesday, April 25

Willard Food Pantry 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

V Boys Golf @ Marshfield (Dream Valley) 9:00 A.M.

7th/8th Track @ Logan Rogersville Meet 4:00 P.M.

JV/V Boys Tennis vs Branson 4:30 P.M.

V/JV Baseball @ Ozark 4:30 P.M.

JV/V Girls Soccer vs Ozark 5:00 P.M.

Wednesday, April 26

V Boys Tennis vs Springfield Catholic 4:00 P.M.

7th/8th Softball vs Nixa Junior High 4:30 P.M.

V Baseball vs Kickapoo 6:00 P.M.

Thursday, April 27

JV/V Boys Golf vs Republic (Greene Hills) 3:30 P.M.

Freshman Baseball @ Kickapoo (DH) 4:30 P.M.

JV/V Boys Tennis vs Webb City 4:30 P.M.

V/JV Baseball @ Joplin 4:30 P.M.

JV/V Girls Soccer vs Joplin 5:00 P.M.

Friday, April 28

JV Baseball @ Kickapoo Tournament

7th/8th Softball @ COC Tournament

JV Boys Tennis @ Nixa JV Tournament

V Track @ Webb City 3:30 P.M.

V/JV Baseball @ Sedalia Smith Cotton 4:30 P.M.

JV/V Girls Soccer @ Lebanon 4:30 P.M.

Please visit our District Website Calendar or our Willard Athletics Website for additional details. These calendars will have the most up-to-date information on what's going on, so be sure to check them regularly. We can't wait to see you at our various events!

District Calendar
Athletics Website
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