January 10, 2023

Strategic Planning 2023-2028

Strategic Planning 2023-2028

A strategic plan formalizes our school district's mission, vision, values, goals, and objectives. This plan enables all stakeholders to voice and align on priorities and focus on the same path to improvement. These plans are updated every five years to continue growing as a district and evolving with the ever-changing needs of our staff and students. Our previous strategic plan will serve us throughout the 2023 school year. As such, we have started the strategic planning process alongside our consulting firm, EGL.

As you can see in the timeline below, we are currently in Phase II of the strategic planning process, which includes gathering stakeholder input. EGL will play a critical role in this phase by conducting interviews this week with our Board of Education, administrators, staff, students, and community members. Interviewers will collect data from these discussions to identify key phrases and themes, which will ultimately become the foundations for our next strategic plan.

We look forward to working with our stakeholders to develop a collaborative, future-focused, and practical strategic plan that will serve our district for the years to come. We will continue to update you as we work our way through the strategic planning process.

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

As you are all aware, school meal programs across the country returned to normal procedures for the 2022-2023 school year. This change meant that school lunches were no longer free to all students and are now based on income eligibility.

As a reminder, you may fill out the free and reduced meals application at any time. If and when a life event has changed your circumstances (i.e., divorce, loss of income, etc.), you may reapply, regardless if you have applied previously and been denied.

To apply for free and reduced lunches, visit our Food Services page on our district website.

Free & Reduced Meals Application

Willard Middle School Student Donates $900 to Pay Off School Lunch Balances

Willard Middle School Student Donates $900 to Pay Off School Lunch Balances

Sawyer Crayton, a Willard Middle School 8th Grader, is a student at Dunham's Martial Arts and is a 4th-level Black Belt. While learning about gratitude, charity, and community engagement, Sawyer competed in Pledges for Push-Ups—asking for donations per push-up completed.

Sawyer completed 111 push-ups in three minutes and collected nearly nine hundred dollars! He graciously donated the money to help pay off overdue lunch balances at the middle school.

Thank you, Sawyer, for your donation and for embodying the One Team One Willard mission! We are so thankful for your generosity.

No School Monday, January 16th, 2023

No School Monday, January 16, 2023

There will be no school Monday, January 16, 2023, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday!

Elementary and Intermediate Principal Job Openings

Elementary and Intermediate Principal Openings

The Willard Public School District is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Elementary and Intermediate School Principal. The job of Principal is responsible for establishing a school site’s mission and vision that aligns with the District’s Strategic Plan and provides support for the instructional process in a positive professional culture centered on student learning. 

This position includes specific responsibility for directing overall site operations, services and staff at a school; providing information and serving as a resource to others; enforcing established policies and regulatory requirements; coordinating school activities and addressing staff and/or student issues, situations and/or problems that arise on campus or with enrolled students. This position provides support as educators interact with students and parents to ensure collaboration and professional communication exists.

Applications will be accepted until this position is filled with first consideration given to applications submitted by January 6, 2023.

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Substitute Teacher Shortage

Substitute Teacher Shortage

Willard Public Schools is currently searching for quality substitute teachers to join our team. If you are a friendly and competent professional with an interest in education, this is the perfect position for you!

Applicants must have, or be able to attain, a Missouri Substitute Certificate and be available to work from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on assigned days. Additional role details are available upon request.

Visit our website to learn more about requirements, benefits, and sub rates.

Sub at Willard

Upcoming District Events

Tuesday, January 10

Girls JV Basketball - Morrisville Tournament

Boys JV Wrestling - JV Scramble

9th/JV/V Boys Basketball vs Branson 4:30 P.M.

7th/8th Boys Basketball @ Webb City 5:30 P.M.

7th/8th Girls Basketball vs Branson 5:30 P.M.

Wednesday, January 11

Girls JV Basketball - Morrisville Tournament

Thursday, January 12

Girls JV Basketball - Morrisville Tournament

9th/JV/V Girls Basketball @ Neosho 4:30 P.M.

7th/8th Boys Basketball vs Joplin 5:30 P.M.

Friday, January 13

Girls JV Basketball - Morrisville Tournament

Girls V Wrestling - Willard Tournament

HS Speech & Debate Tournament @ Liberty High School

9th/JV/V Boys Basketball @ Neosho 4:30 P.M.

7th/8th Girls Basketball @ Ozark 5:30 P.M.

Saturday, January 14

Girls JV Basketball - Morrisville Tournament

HS Speech & Debate Tournament @ Liberty High School

Boys V Wrestling - Willard Tournament

Monday, January 16

No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

7th/8th Boys Basketball - Lebanon Tournament

9th Boys Basketball - Ozark Freshman Tournament

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!

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