November 23, 2022

One Team One Willard Wednesday

Mid Missouri Bank

On this #OneTeamOneWillardWednesday, Mid-Missouri Bank in Willard is proud to support our mission. The Mid-Missouri team says, "the primary beneficiaries of those efforts are our communities’ future leaders—today’s Willard School students. MidMo Bank has long practiced our “Investing in Future Leaders” program in Willard, as well as in all of our communities, and we couldn’t be more excited for a school-sponsored effort with a similar goal. We appreciate every teacher, every parent, every support staff and every student striving to keep Willard the fantastic place it is today. Thank you to everyone involved."

Thank YOU, MidMo Bank, for all you do for our students and our community! If you would like to be included in future #OneTeamOneWillardWednesday posts, email

Mid Missouri Bank

Thanksgiving Break Wednesday - Friday

Thanksgiving Break November 23 - 25

School will not be in session today, November 23, through Friday, November 25, for Thanksgiving Break. The District Office will be closed on these dates as well.

Visit our district Facebook page to get a look at some Thanksgiving festivities from across the district! From Turkey STEM activities, to food drives, to thanksgiving feasts and inflatables, we are thankful for everyone in our Willard family. We hope you enjoy your break, and we'll look forward to seeing you on Monday!

District Facebook Page

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. It's not too late to register!

Registration Information

Pre-registration for 13 years and up is $25.00. The day of race fee for 13 and up is $25.00. Pre-registration for 5-12 year olds is $20.00. The day of race fee is $20.00. Four years and under are free.

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.

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

Board Candidate Filing Dates

Board Candidate Filing Dates

SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS (Public Notice of Filing) 

The Willard Public School District will accept declarations of candidacy from any person interested in running for a position on the School Board in the April 4, 2023 election. Persons interested may file at the Superintendent’s Office located at 500 E. Kime Street, Willard, Missouri. Filing will begin on December 6, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. and will continue from Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Filing will not occur on the following holidays when the school district office will be closed: December 23, 2022 through December 26, 2022. Filing will end on December 27, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. There are three (3) positions available with three year terms.

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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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 for ages six months to four years (children who will not be entering Kindergarten in Fall 2023). 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

Grief and Loss Workshop in Partnership with Burrell Health

Grief and Loss Workshop in Partnership with Burrell Health

Willard Middle School is excited to partner with Burrell to offer monthly workshops at WMS surrounding topics that commonly impact adolescents and their families.

The hope is to provide information, resources, and practical tips for the adults in our students' lives. These workshops will be open to all parents and staff members in the Willard School District!

Please use the link below to RSVP for our first workshop on Grief and Loss.


Upcoming District Events

Wednesday, November 23

No School - Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, November 24

No School - Thanksgiving Break

Friday, November 25

No School - Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 28

Boys & Girls JV Willard Basketball Tournament

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

Tuesday, November 29

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

Boys & Girls JV Willard Basketball Tournament

7th/8th Boys Wrestling TRI @ Marshfield 5:30 P.M.

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

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

Wednesday, November 30

Boys & Girls JV Willard Basketball Tournament

Boys & Girls V Basketball - Willard Basketball Classic

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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