November 10, 2022

One Team One Willard Wednesday

Cattywampus Photography

For #OneTeamOneWillard last Wednesday, we visited Halli Weinmann, owner of The Cattywampus Photographer, LLC, and her family Colton, Millie, Wylie, and Maggie Weinmann. Halli says that Cattywampus is a homage to the fact that we serve families of all kinds. There is no ‘one’ roadmap to raising and educating our children, and families rarely come in “one size fits all.” All families have their unique dynamic, and some (especially my own) are sometimes a little “cattywampus.” Whether you’re a “dinner-on-the-table-by-5” or a “serving-frozen-waffles-on-a-paper-towel” type of family, we’re all #OneTeamOneWillard, and we all have the same goal: to build up and support our community and youth. We can accomplish so much more when we embrace our differences and appreciate what makes us all a little cattywampus.

Cattywampus Photographer

CMH Rehabilitation Center

This week we were able to visit with the CMH Rehabilitation Clinic. CMH Willard Rehabilitation is dedicated to keeping our Willard Tigers active and back in the action whether it be on the field, the diamond or the court. "We want to help our Willard Tigers stay healthy so they can perform at their highest level,” says Ellis Hall, CMH director of rehabilitation services.

Thank you to the CMH Rehabilitation Clinic for your continued support!

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CMH Rehabilitation

Several WHS Athletes Sign to Colleges

Several WHS Athletes Sign to Colleges

On November 9th, several WHS athletes signed to the colleges they will compete at after graduation.

Owen Bushnell and Kyden McMain signed to play baseball at Missouri Southern. Chris Massey signed to play baseball at the University of Central Missouri and Klayton Kiser signed to play baseball at Drury University. Karon Johnson signed with Brown University for Track and Field and Ty Bassham signed to compete in Track and Field at Missouri Southern University.

Congratulations to all our athletes on their hard work and for their great accomplishment.

Willard Parents as Teachers Providing Free Child Development Screenings December 5th - 9th

Parents as Teachers Program

Willard Parents as Teachers is a program that helps support the development of our future students and ensures they are prepared for Kindergarten. This program is for any family raising young children. All services are provided free by certified parent educators. Services provided include personal visits pre-natal to Kindergarten, free yearly screenings, group connections, and a referral network.

The Parents as Teachers program will be hosting FREE Child Development Screenings December 5th - 9th, 2022. Screening includes checking skills in motor, language, cognitive, and social-emotional domains, a health questionnaire, and a vision and hearing check. 

Call your local elementary school office to schedule an appointment:

  • North Elementary: 417-742-2597
  • East Elementary: 417-742-4639
  • South Elementary: 417-862-6308
  • Central Elementary: 417-831-4440
  • Orchard Hills Elementary: 417-869-0600

Thank you to our Parents as Teachers program for supporting our youngest Tigers!

Willard Parents as Teachers

Willard Athletic Booster Club Chili Cook-Off Saturday

Willard Athletic Booster Club Chili Cook-Off

Our Willard Athletic Booster Club (WABC) is hosting its first Chili Cook-Off this Saturday, November 12, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the Willard High School Commons.

The entry fee for contestants is $20. Tasters will pay $5 per chili tray (which includes approximately six 1/2-cup containers). Additional trays are available to purchase for $5. All WABC members and athletic programs' business sponsors will receive their first tray free of charge.

To enter as a contestant, register here. There will be prizes for place winners, which a judging panel will vote on, and a People's Choice Award.

WABC will honor Fall Sports Athletes following the cook-off and showcase Winter Sports Athletes. If you have any questions, please get in touch with WABC Vice President Jennifer Dixon.

Contestants Register Here

Boys Cross Country Places 7th at State

Boys Cross Country Places 7th at State

Willard High School Boys Cross Country finished 7th overall in the state tournament!

Nolan Hansen finished ninth overall, finishing with All-State honors.

Congratulations to our Willard Tigers on a great season!

NJROTC Hosts First Drone Meet & Annual Drill Meet

Willard NJROTC Hosts First Drone Meet

Willard NJROTC Battalion hosted its first Drone Meet on November 4th! Results are as follows:

  • 1st Place Individual Slolam Race - Levi Higginbotham
  • Willard A Team:
  • 2nd Place Overall
  • 2nd Place Relay Race
  • 2nd Place Slolam Race
  • 2nd Place Lap Race
  • 3rd Place Minesweeper Event
  • 3rd Place Close Air Support Event
  • Willard B Team:
  • 3rd Place Overall
  • 3rd Place Relay Race
  • 3rd Place Slolam Race
  • 3rd Place Lap Race
  • 2nd Place Minesweeper Event
  • 2nd Place Close Air Support Event

Willard NJROTC Hosts Annual Drill Meet

Over the weekend our Willard NJROTC cadets hosted their annual drill meet. Six schools from three states attended; Alma AR, Joplin (Army), Mountain Home AR, Shawnee Mission North KS, Shawnee Mission West KS, and Willard.

Willard earned the following places in competitions:

  • Personnel Inspection - 3rd
  • Unarmed Regulation Drill - 3rd
  • Armed Regulation - 3rd
  • Unarmed Exhibition - 2nd
  • Armed Exhibition - 3rd

For the athletic portion, Willard finished 2nd in Curl up and push ups and third overall. Academically, Willard brought home 2nd.

Overall for the entire meet, Willard finished third behind Shawnee Mission North and Mountain Home.

Individual accomplishments included:

  • Adison Ehrhart earning 10th in female curl ups with 93 as well as 10th in push ups with 44.
  • Jaden Kane was 5th in curl ups with 294 and fourth in push ups with 70. Wayne Hopper was right behind him in 5th with 69.

Next up, these cadets will be traveling to Alma, AR the first week of December. They've earned the right to compete in January at Western Heights HS in OKC for another chance to compete at Navy Drill Nationals in Pensacola FL next April.

Congratulations to our cadets, keep up the good work!

WHS Theatre Presents The SpongeBob Musical

WHS Theatre presents The SpongeBob Musical 

Tickets are on sale now for Willard High School Theatre Department’s production of The SpongeBob Musical.

The show is Thursday, November 17 through Saturday, November 19 at 7:30 P.M. and Saturday, November 19 at 2:30 P.M. 

All tickets for this production will be $10 per person. Tickets can be purchased online ahead of time here. Instructions for setting up an account with Booktix and how to purchase tickets online please refer to this guide.

Tickets may be purchased in person at the box office an hour before each show. The doors to the theater will open 30 minutes before the show is scheduled to begin. Seats are reserved and can be chosen through the Booktix website. 

Purchase Tickets
Booktix Account Setup

Willard Turkey Trot Benefiting Care to Learn Program

Willard Turkey Trot Benefiting Care to Learn Program

You're invited to join us for the Willard Turkey Trot 2022 on

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2022,

benefitting Willard's Care to Learn Chapter.

Registration Information

Pre-registration for 13 years and up is $25.00. The day of race fee for 13 and up is $25.00, with no t-shirt included. Pre-registration for 5-12 year olds is $20.00. The day of race fee is $20.00, with no t-shirt included. Four years and under are free (no t-shirt).

On-site Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., and the race will start at 9:00 a.m. Check-in is from 7:30 a.m. -8:45 a.m. and is located at the Willard Middle School. Please bring two food pantry items with you to check-in.

Participants who pre-register by 3:00 p.m. November 16th will receive a FREE Turkey Trot T-shirt! Please make checks payable to Care to Learn - Willard.

Medals will be given to individuals between the ages of 5-12.

***Registrations received after November 16 will not receive a shirt***

Register for Turkey Trot

Tigerettes Alumni Night December 2, 2022

Tigerettes Alumni Night 

The WHS Tigerettes Dance Team would like to celebrate ALL Willard High School Tigerettes Alumni this basketball season!

Our Alumni performance was so fun last year, we decided to do it again! Friday, December 2, 2022 will be Tigerettes alumni night at a home basketball game. What better way to honor the history of WHS basketball halftimes than with a Tigerettes Alumni appearance!

We would love to have as many WHS Tigerettes Alumni as possible. We are also inviting all former Tigerettes Coaches to join us!

Please fill out the form here to receive more information and to provide us with some information. Please share this with your fellow Tigerettes Alumni!

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Upcoming District Events

Saturday, November 12

High School Speech & Debate Tournament @ Nixa

Athletic Booster Club Chili Cook-Off 5:30 P.M.

Monday, November 14

Girls Basketball V Jamboree 5:00 P.M.

7th/8th Grade Girls Basketball vs Joplin North Middle School 5:30 P.M.

Tuesday, November 15

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

Boys Basketball V Jamboree 5:00 P.M.

7th/8th Grade Boys & Girls Wrestling vs Logan-Rogersville 5:30 P.M.

HS Theatre - WHS Fall Musical Friends & Family Performance 7:30 P.M.

Wednesday, November 16

HS Theatre - WHS Fall Musical School Matinee Performance 9:00 A.M.

8th Grade Girls Basketball @ Cherokee Middle School 5:30 P.M.

7th Grade Girls Basketball vs Cherokee Middle School 5:30 P.M.

Thursday, November 17

7th/8th Grade Boys & Girls Wrestling Cassville/Republic TRI

Board of Education Meeting - Central Elementary Spotlight 7:00 P.M.

HS Theatre - WHS Fall Musical 7:30 P.M.

Friday, November 18

High School Speech & Debate - Kickapoo/Hillcrest/Parkview Tournament

7th/8th Grade Girls Basketball @ Carl Junction 5:30 P.M.

HS Theatre - WHS Fall Musical 7:30 P.M.

For additional details, please visit our District Website Calendar or our Willard Athletics Website.These calendars will have the most up-to-date information of 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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