May 5, 2023

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.

Breakfast & Lunch

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for students K-12 at all sites free of charge.

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 Information
Summer Discovery Registration

Summer Discovery TigerTALES Enrollment

Summer Discovery TigerTALES

Summer Discovery TigerTALES will be available at each Summer Discovery location—Willard North Elementary, Willard Orchard Hills Elementary, and Willard Middle School during Summer Discovery.

Summer Discovery TigerTALES Hours:

Morning: 6:15 - 7:30 a.m.

Afternoon: 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Tuition Rates

*Summer Discovery TigerTALES rate will be based upon your student’s free/reduced lunch status from the 22-23 school year!*

Registration Information/Links

Register for Summer Discovery TigerTALES through the appropriate Google Forms linked below, according to your student's Summer Discovery site. 

Summer Discovery TigerTALES registration will be open to our families beginning Monday, May 1, 2023 and will close promptly at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2023 unless maximum enrollment has been met. If maximum enrollment is met, children will be put on a waiting list.


Payment Information

To ensure your student's TigerTALES enrollment, payment must be made no later than Wednesday, May 31, 2023. Failure to pay will result in losing your student's spot for Summer Discovery TigerTALES. A link will be sent to you via email to make payment. You may also make payment over the phone. You will receive an email or call to confirm your child's enrollment for Summer Discovery TigerTALES. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to TigerTALES Coordinator, Shelby Baker at

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

2023 WHS Graduation Information

2023 WHS Graduation Information

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.

Tickets are not required! Students may invite as many friends and family as they would like. Doors will open at 2:00 p.m., Seniors will begin check-in at 1:30 p.m. at Hammons behind the arena.

For those unable to attend in person, the ceremony will be live-streamed on our Facebook page and at We look forward to celebrating the Class of 2023!

Graduation Live Stream

High School Musical Theatre Camp - Only 10 Spots Remaining

High School Musical Theatre Camp - Only 10 Spots Remaining!

We are excited to invite Willard students to our four day theatre camp at Willard High School Theatre hosted by WHS high school Thespians! Reservations are open for all Willard students who will have just finished Kindergarten through 8th grade. 

Camp Week Dates: Tuesday, May 30th - Friday, June 2nd (no camp Monday due to Memorial Day).

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily

Final Performance of High School Musical Jr.: Friday, June 2nd - 7:00 p.m. Campers must arrive at 6:30 to perform.

The fee for the week is $100 per camper (each additional camper from the same family is $50) and will be due at registration the first day of camp. Please contact us if the fee set is a burden. You will get a confirmation email with more details about camp closer to the camp date. The form will close when camp is full. Your registration fee will include 2 free ticket codes to see the show (redeem them at All other tickets for the performance are $6 at the door or at Contact with any questions.

Registration Form

WHS Golf Places Third at Districts

WHS Golf Places Third at Districts

Our Willard High School Golf Team placed third out of 15 teams at the district tournament!

Logan Crighton (71) finished 3rd individually. Kash Adamson and Cole McMillan both shot 76. All three have qualified for the State Tournament which will take place May 15-16 in Sedalia. Congratulations and good luck moving forward!

WHS Tennis Competes at COC Tournament

WHS Tennis Comptes at COC Tournament

Our Willard High School Tennis Team had a successful showing at the COC tournament, taking home championships in No 1 Singles and No 1 doubles, as well as a third place finish in the No. 2 doubles bracket. Senior Caden Lingenfelser capped off a strong career in the COC with the singles championship after defeating Branson’s Nathan Bartram 8-1 on Wednesday. Lingenfelser won his three matches by a combined score of 24-2. To read the full story and view photos from the event, click on the Ozone article below.

O-Zone Article

Band State Solo/Ensemble Results

Band State Solo/Ensemble Results

Another great showing for the Willard Band program as well as

WHS Fine Arts! Our group of 26 students performed in 14 different

events at the MSHSAA State Solo/Ensemble Festival across the campus of

the University of Missouri and represented Willard well. Seven events

earned gold medals, six earned silver medals, and one earned a bronze medal. We are so proud of these students and their accomplishments!

WHS Students Sign to Compete at Collegiate Level

WHS Students Sign to Compete at Collegiate Level

Congratulations to each of our students who signed to compete at the collegiate level!

Kyle Beeman - Baseball - College of the Ozarks

Joseph Campbell - Debate - Missouri State University

Carolina Crawford - Basketball - Missouri Southern State University

Kiana Lighten - Cheer - Columbia College

Kailyn Washington - Basketball - Baptist Bible College

Caden Lingenfelser - Tennis - William Jewell

We are so proud of these students and know each of them will continue to represent Willard schools well!

Jazz & Jambalaya Dinner and Concert

Jazz & Jambalaya Dinner and Concert

Please join us tomorrow, Saturday, May 6th in the Willard High School Commons and Theater for the tenth annual Jazz and Jambalaya dinner and concert. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. and the free concert will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Dinner Prices:

  • Adult: $12
  • Children 10 and Under: $5.00

Tickets will be sold at the door for $15. We look forward to seeing you there!

Middle School Track & Field State Championship

Middle School Track & Field State Championship

On Saturday, April 29th, our Willard Middle School track team competed in the inaugural Middle School State Championships held at Southwest Baptist University among roughly 60 schools from across the state. Our girls team placed first among the large school division and our boys placed second (just a half point behind first) in the large school division. Congratulations to our track and field athletes! To see their podium pictures, visit our Facebook page below.

Track & Field Photos

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!

One Willard, One Voice - District Combined Elementary Choral Experience

One Willard, One Voice - District Combined Elementary Choral Experience

In an effort to promote One Team, One Willard, the elementary music teachers had an idea to combine 3rd and 4th grade students from all 5 elementary buildings for a district-wide vocal music opportunity. A couple of the buildings have had choirs all year while others started theirs with this idea in mind. Now, our combined choir would like to invite you to our first ever Willard One Elementary Choir performance on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. at the Willard High School Theater.

Our repertoire will consist of songs from a couple of the smaller groups and songs from the whole choir. This is an amazing opportunity for our students to experience singing with other kids their age and other Willard students who they will go to school with in a year or two. We hope to see you there!

WHS/FFA Greenhouse Sale

WHS/FFA Greenhouse Sale

The Grand Opening of our High School/FFA Greenhouse is tomorrow, 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!

Upcoming District Events

Friday, May 5

V Girls Soccer vs Laquey 4:30 P.M.

JV Baseball vs Springfield Catholic (DH) 4:30 P.M.

HS Theatre - Thespiran Showcase 7:30 P.M

Saturday, May 6

V Baseball vs Excelsior Springs/Pembroke Hill

JV Girls Soccer - Willard JV Tournament

HS Band - Jazz & Jambalaya Fundraiser 5:30 P.M.

Monday, May 8.

JV Girls Soccer vs Aurora High School

HS Band - Night of Percussion 7:00 P.M.

Tuesday, May 9

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

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

Wednesday, May 10

V/JV Baseball @ Rock Bridge High School 1:00 P.M.

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

Thursday, May 11

JV/V Girls Soccer @ Logan-Rogersville 4:30 P.M.

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

Friday, May 12

Baseball Districts

Parents as Teachers - Big Rig Night 5:30 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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