Congratulations to these 5th grade students who have achieved 300 total Accelerated Reader points during their time at Willard. Typically, these students would be headed to Kings Island at the close of the school year. Due to COVID-19, this trip has been postponed. Willard is committed to making this trip happen as soon as it is safe to do so. Job well done!
Unfortunately, our 5th grade students were not able to visit Driver Middle School this year for "Buddy Day". But, the amazing staff and students at DMS have created a video to help our 5th grade students with the transition. Take a look! Thanks DMS! We are excited to be DMS Hawks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUyYvo6qa-c&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0c1KEzgSZBP1M99-z2z2wKR-vG-e0yV50AP_yEPGURTdfS_cC5IeE8I0o
Spring FLOWER SALE orders are ready to be picked up! If you placed an order, please head to BAKER Elementary School's parking lot to pick them up this afternoon prior to 5:30PM. Thanks!
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON HOW AND WHEN TO TURN IN YOUR CHROMEBOOK. https://5il.co/g1r3
5th GRADE PARENTS...The following message went out today from our friends at DMS to our 5th grade students via email. Please help your child complete the survey with their class choices as soon as possible. Thank you! "Hello 5th graders! My name is Mrs. Wright and I am the school counselor at Driver Middle School. I do the same types of things here that your counselor, Mr. Edwards, does at Willard and Deerfield. Today I am writing to you to give you a few updates and to ask you to make a choice for your classes next year in 6th grade. I am sad that I have not gotten to meet all of you yet, but I am excited that you will be joining us at Driver soon! All 6th graders take Writing, Literature, Math, Science, History, and a rotation of Gym/Industrial Technology/Coding. You will also get to take a music class, and you will get to choose between Band or Choir. Hopefully all of you have started thinking about which one of those options you are interested in. Please take a minute to complete this survey to let me know your choice. Select your course here: https://forms.gle/XbuStbs7g3g1ZQgi7 I know that a lot of you are excited for middle school and there are also a lot of you that are nervous about it. It is okay to feel either way, or even a combination of both! I am going to be working with the DMS Ambassadors to create a video for you to learn some things about Driver and also try to answer some commonly asked questions. Hopefully I will be able to send that to you next week! Have a great day and please let me or your teacher know if you have any questions."
*IMPORTANT SCHOOL CLEAN-OUT INFORMATION* This information is included in today's COVID-19 online update and physical mailing, but just in case you missed it... All students should plan to come to Willard to retrieve their personal belongings on one of two scheduled days: • Monday, May 18th 9:00AM-2:00PM • Tuesday, May 19th 4:00PM-7:00PM Teachers will be working in the coming weeks to bag all student belongings. Each bag will be labeled with the students name and placed in our front hallway. Below are the guidelines for pick-up: •Please enter door #1 at the front of the building. •Only one member of the family should enter the school to retrieve belongings. •Once inside, please follow the marked path down the front hallway to the west (toward the library). This hallway should remain “one way”. •Locate your child’s classroom table and take the bag marked with his/her name. Please do not touch other bags other than your own child’s. •One you have retrieved your child’s bag, please proceed to the exit door at the northwest corner of the building. Again, this hallway is “one way”. •No more than three families should be in the front hallway at the same time, and all will be asked to maintain 6 feet separation within the school and while waiting for entrance (if necessary). If the two scheduled times do not work for you and your family, please reach out the Willard office to schedule an appointment at a different time.
The Willard Choir's National Anthem performance at Great American Ballpark has been postponed. Click on the link below for updated information about the rescheduled date, times, and ticketing. https://www.rc.k12.in.us/article/237638?org=willard-elementary-school
The Randolph Central elementary schools have made changes to the way that students will be graded during our Continuous Learning period. *Rather than traditional grades, the Randolph Central Elementary Schools will be using a rubric-based grading system within our elementary schools. This system is based upon the recently released guidelines from the Indiana Department of Education for elementary schools. *While some teachers may continue to place grades into Powerschool for some individual assignments, students will NOT receive a traditional percentage/letter grade for the fourth nine weeks. *Progress Reports will be shared with students for each eLearning week. These reports are intended to provide feedback to students and parents during this period of extended remote learning due to the COVID-19 school closure. We recognize that traditional grading practices may not be meaningful and fair to our families during this time. *While grading practices may look different from traditional methods, it is vital that the work of teaching and learning continue throughout these weeks. Students are still expected to complete eLearning assignments and activities to the best of their ability by the due date. *Progress Reports will be available in Google Drive for students on the Friday of the week assignments are due, as outlined in the attached calendar and below. For example: April 6, 7, 9 - eLearning work/instruction April 13 - all eLearning work from April 6, 7, & 9 is due April 17 - Progress Reports for the week of April 6th are shared with students and families via Google Drive. More can be found about this and other important updates at the link below: https://www.apptegy.net/s/news-willard-elementary-school/articles/willard-covid-19-updates-4-15-2020
The Governor issued an Executive Order today closing all K-12 schools and requiring each school to continue an extended learning plan that includes 160 student days. Randolph Central will continue eLearning Days on Mon., Tues., & Thurs. of each week. More info coming soon.
Don't forget! Randolph Central is still offering FREE Grab & Go lunch to all children age 18 and under. Willard's distribution is no longer taking place from a bus parked our front. We will now distribute from door #1. The five locations include: Ridgeville STEPS, Saratoga City Building, Driver Middle School (Door #1), Baker Elementary (Front), and Willard Elementary (Door #1). Lunches will be available from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Monday through Friday. The child must be present to receive the free meal.
Today, Governor Holcomb and Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. McCormick announced the following important information regarding the impact of COVID-19 on Indiana school corporations: -Schools statewide are mandated to close until at least May 1st. -State assessments are cancelled for the 2019-2020 school year (IREAD3, ILEARN, & I AM). The following memo addresses these cancellations: file:///Users/jduncan/Downloads/Parent_COVID-19_Spring_Testing_Decision%20(1).pdf As additional information becomes available, we will work hard to keep you updated. As always, please feel free to reach out to us via Facebook or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
COVID-19 Updates for Willard Elementary School: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/623628/COVID-19_Parent_Newsletter_3.17.2020.pdf
RCSC will provide grab & go lunches to kids 18 and under beginning Tuesday, 3/17/20 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at three locations: Ridgeville STEPS (210 S. Walnut), Saratoga City Building (107 N. Barber), and Driver M.S. (Door 1, 700 Union St., Winchester). Students must be present.
Randolph Central School Corporation eLearning Days will begin on Monday, March 30, 2020. More details will be released next week on how eLearning days will be implemented. School offices will be open next week for parents/guardians who need to pick up their child’s medication.
Randolph Central School Corporation will be closed beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020 and students will return no sooner than April 13, 2020. All Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular Activities, including practices, are cancelled until Monday, April 13, 2020.
Willard's choir practice scheduled for this afternoon has been cancelled. If you have not yet done so, please make appropriate arrangements for your child after school. Thank you!
For information on how Randolph Central is responding to the COVID-19 threat please visit the link below. https://www.rc.k12.in.us/o/randolph-central-school-corporation/page/covid-19-coronavirus--4 Thank you!
There will be a parent meeting for any 6th, 7th or 8th grader interested in playing middle school golf. The meeting will be held in the Commons at Driver Middle School on Thursday, March 5, at 5:30p.m. Please have a parent/guardian present.
Randolph Central School Corporation will be closed and students will be on an eLearning day today, Thursday, February 27, 2020.
Randolph Central will be on a 2-hour Delay tomorrow, Thursday, February 27, 2020.
Reminder for grade three parents & guardians...There will be an IREAD3 Parent Meeting tonight starting at 6:00PM in the Willard cafeteria. Thank you!
Falcon youth baseball is having their All-Star tryouts this Saturday Feb. 22nd. The 8U division will be from 11:00am-12:30pm. The 10U and 12U division will be from 12:30pm-2pm. Both will be in the DMS GYM during that time. Please bring your glove, bat, no cleats.
Willard Elementary Food Pantry Distribution is today, February 18th from 3:30-5:00 pm in the Willard Cafeteria.
Willard Reminder: 5th Grade Students will be traveling to Indianapolis on Tuesday, February 18th for a field trip. Students will need to bring a sack lunch.
This is so AWESOME! Please share and spread the word. On Tuesday, May 12th, the Willard Elementary School Choir will perform the National Anthem at Great American Ball Park prior to the Cincinnati Reds game against the Miami Marlins. This is a great honor for us. Every choir member must have a ticket. Student tickets must be purchased in the Willard office for $10. Tickets are now on sale for parents, family, and friends. You may choose to sit in the view level in our student block for $10, or you can choose to sit closer in a field box seat for $26. Willard is responsible for selling a set number of tickets. We appreciate your help in reaching our goal by buying your tickets from the below website and not from other sources! Please visit the below website to order your tickets today: https://www.groupmatics.events/event/Willardelementary
Randolph Central is conducting an eLearning day today, Thursday, February 13, 2020, due to inclement winter weather. Also, tomorrow, Friday, February 14th is a planned eLearning day for students as we have professional development for all school staff. All students should access their instruction online with their Chromebooks. eLearning days are school days and attendance is counted for your child when he or she submits an assignment. If you do not have Internet access at home, and travel to a site with Internet access is not possible, your child will have three school days to turn in all eLearning assignments. Lessons should be available for students by 9 AM. Students are encouraged to work on their assignments during school hours so that teachers are available to assist them. If you have additional questions, you can submit a question online to your child's teacher using Unified Classroom or email. Please see the attached document for more information about tomorrow's planned eLearning Day. Please also remember that there will still be no school on Monday (Presidents' Day). We will look forward to seeing students back at school on Tuesday, February 18th! Thank you!
Randolph Central will be on a 2-hour delay tomorrow, Thursday, February 13, 2020.
Due to the threat of inclement weather, the IREAD3 Parent Meeting scheduled for this evening has been POSTPONED. A new date will be determined as soon as possible. Thank you!
The Winchester Wrestling Club signup day for the 2020 season is at the WCHS Fieldhouse on Tuesday, Feb 11th beginning at 5:30 pm. Club is open to all grades PreK-12th and the cost to sign up is $20. More info is available on the Winchester Wrestling Club Facebook page.
Willard Reminder: Choir practice resumes today from 3:00-3:45! Students may be picked up at door #4.
Check it out! At the end of the school year, any 5th grade student who has achieved 300 total Accelerated Reader points while at Willard (or an average of 100 per year for move-in students during their time here) will have the chance to go to Kings Island at the beginning of the summer! KEEP READING!
5th GRADE PARENTS! Did you know that 5th grade students have a chance to earn a PRIDE Work Ethic Certificate this year? Check out the attached application for more information. Please pay attention to the requirement of two hours or community service. Fifth grade students must meet 8 of the 9 criteria in order to achieve this high honor! Additionally, students will be responsible for applying for the award at the end of the school year. Good luck!
THIRD GRADE PARENTS! Does the thought of the IREAD3 exam give you heartburn? If so, join us at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12th in the Willard cafeteria for an IREAD3 parent meeting. We will discuss components of the test, what to expect, and how to prepare. The third grade classroom with the highest percentage of parents attending will receive an ice cream sundae party!
Randolph Central School Corporation will operate on a 2-hour delay tomorrow morning, Thursday, February 6, 2020.
Randolph Central will be on a 2-hour delay tomorrow morning, Thursday, February 6, 2020.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CYSTIC FIBROSIS SCHEDULE HAS CHANGED (Specifically Feb. 14th) FROM WHAT WAS PREVIOUSLY COMMUNICATED. Someone that we love needs a cure and we want to help find it! This year, rather than raise money for Pennies for Patients, we are joining our friends at Baker Elementary School in raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Indiana. Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. Thank you in advance for helping us raise money for this great cause!
Someone that we love needs a cure and we want to help find it! This year, rather than raise money for Pennies for Patients, we are joining our friends at Baker Elementary School in raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Indiana. Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. Thank you in advance for helping us raise money for this great cause!
Congratulations to all of those who earned the opportunity to compete in our school Spelling Bee today. We are so proud of you! First and second place finishers were: OVERALL CHAMPION: JORDAN FELTIS OVERALL RUNNER-UP: ROMAN SANDIFAR 3rd Champion: Ava Mendenhall 3rd Runner-Up: Adrienne Feltis 4th Champion: Jordan Feltis 4th Runner-Up: Jorja Anderson 5th Champion: Roman Sandifar 5th Runner-Up: Jazlyn Harvey
There was a house fire across the street from Deerfield Elem. last night. The fire department has revisited the site of fire today. The situation is under control. Students at Deerfield are safe and the issue does not pose a threat to our students or staff. Rolland Abraham
Willard Reminder: Second Harvest Food Pantry distribution will be today from 3:30-5:00pm in the Willard cafeteria. The first 30 families will also receive a special blessing box! We will also have winter coats available.
Willard Reminder: School will be in session on Monday, January 20th.
The WCHS Cheerleaders invite any K-5th grader to learn cheers, chants, jumps, and stunts at their mini clinic on Jan. 24 in the DMS gym from 5:30-7:30. Enter door 25 for registration at 5:15 pm. The cost is $15. To get more info, pick up a flyer at Baker, Willard, or Deerfield.
Due to dense fog Randolph Central will operate on a two hour delay today Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
Due to dense fog Randolph Central will be on a two hour delay today Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
Willard Elementary Choir practice will resume on February 7th after school.
Our family is growing! Willard Elementary School is seeking candidates for a non-certified special education paraprofessional position for the second semester. The position requires a high school diploma. Qualified applicants should send a completed application (found on the Randolph Central website) and any other supporting documents to Jeremy Duncan at email@example.com. Please feel free to tag or share.
On Tuesday, January 14th, high school math teacher Josh Yankey, along with the Randolph Central Technology Department, will be hosting a Powerschool Unified Classroom Parent Information Night in the WCHS Commons from 7:00-8:00PM. During this session, parents/guardians will be learning how to: Create a Parent Username and Password Login to Unified Classroom Access Assignments and Grades Communicate with their child’s teacher Track attendance We invite you to attend to learn more about keeping up to date with your child's education through the use of this awesome system.
Due to our school cancellation, today's scheduled Second Harvest Food Pantry has been cancelled. Unfortunately, there is no availability to reschedule prior to Christmas break. Second Harvest will be holding their monthly tailgate food giveaway at Goodrich Park this Friday, December 20th from 1-3PM. Additionally, the Winchester Area Churches and Community Food Pantry is open during their scheduled hours Mondays from 5PM to 7PM, Tuesdays from 11AM to 3PM, and Thursdays from 10AM to 3PM. Willard will resume its monthly Food Pantry on January 21st from 3:30PM-5:00PM. Thank you!
Randolph Central School Corporation will be closed today, Tuesday, December 17th due to the inclement weather. Students will have an eLearning day. This means that all students should access their instruction online with their Chromebooks. eLearning days are school days and attendance is counted for your child when he or she submits an assignment. If you do not have Internet access at home and travel to a site with Internet access is not possible, the student will have three school days to turn in all eLearning assignments. Lessons should be available for students by 9 AM today. Students are encouraged to work on their assignments during school hours so that teachers are available to assist them. Internet access is available at the WCHS-DMS commons from 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.. However, any student under the ago of 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult throughout the duration of their time at the commons. If you have additional questions you can refer to the “eLearning Days for Students and Parents” document or your child can submit a question online for their teacher. Today’s incentive trip to the movie theater will be rescheduled. Thank you!
Randolph Central School Corporation will operate on a two hour delay tomorrow, Tuesday, December 17th. For those going on the incentive field trip to the movie theater, we will now go in the afternoon instead from roughly 12:40-2:45. Thank you.
Randolph Central School Corporation will operate on a 2 Hour delay today, Monday, December 16th.
Willard Reminder: Choir practice has ended for the semester. There will be no choir practice until January.
Due to school closures on both November 12th and 19th, our GIRLS BASKETBALL team has missed two of their scheduled games. Previous communication stated that we would be making these games up @ Deerfield on Monday, Nov. 25th and @ Willard on Tuesday, Nov. 26th. Due to unforeseen circumstances, THE VENUE FOR THESE GAMES WILL BE SWITCHED. These games will be made up on: • Blue, Gold @ Willard - Monday, Nov. 25th • Gold, White @ Deerfield - Tuesday, Nov. 26th Thank you for understanding!
Randolph Central will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. Many of our teachers will be attending an event at the state legislature. Due to a shortage of substitute teachers, we have decided to close school next Tuesday. This day is not an eLearning day and will be made up on Monday, January 20, 2020. Thank you!
Congratulations to those students who applied and were chosen to be a part of Willard's Student Council this year. Without a Student Ambassador program this year, the process of choosing this group was extremely difficult and competitive, as we had more than 60 students apply. Student Council members were chosen based upon the quality of their applications, staff recommendation rankings, and PRIDE shown this school year. Thank you to all students who applied! We truly wish we could keep everyone!
Randolph Central School Corporation will be closed today, Tuesday, November 12th. Today will be an eLearning Day for Willard students.
Randolph Central School Corporation will operate on a two hour delay today, Tuesday, November 12th.
Congratulations to those who made the Willard Elementary School Honor Roll for the first grading period! Keep up the great work! Grade 3 Kion Addington Hunter Aukerman Ella Bernier Jhonny Blansett Kingston Bogue Malic Bunsold Addyson Clevenger Kingston Dyer Adrienne Feltis Makenzi Fennig Jasper Fields Kaitlyn Frazier Emily Hall Josie Halloran Josiah Hanna Timothy Kiser Hunter Kolp Joseph Lambert KyleeRaye Lewis Ava Mendenhall Madison Owiesny Kanyon Page Xavia Pollitt Carson Price Leah Pylant Luke Scott Caelan Spillers Journey Stewart Alyiah Stump Drake Trendel Tennessee Van Meter Joslynn Vazquez Naamah Washburn Bentley Weist Jorja Anderson Grade 4 Abram Bogue Christian Buis Jayven Byrd Hayden Byrge Marqia Denney Jordan Feltis Julia Hargarten Hayden Hughes Ava Lanter Jadalyn Plessinger Ariana Riddle Layla Rose Nevaeh Rutledge Adalyn Shank Presleigh Slusher Edmund Thornburg Elijah Tooley Kobe Vance Maegan Williams Grade 5 Jacoby Addington Matthew Alberson Jaxson Allen Mia Ashley Cameron Baldwin Molly Barker Braylon Black Julie Cockerill Kaitlyn Feltis Ariah Foudray Evan Fraze Austin Fronczak Spencer Goettemoeller Jazlyn Harvey Aubrey Hudson Auden Hummel Karina Jarrett Brennen Lanter Aubrey Lawrence Morgan Laxton Bentley McFarland John Miles Cooper Mote Gabriel Overton Jacob Rheinhart Melissa Rice Johnathan Rust Roman Sandifar Jeremiah Scott Paityn Straley Camryn Suarez Gabriel Thomas Jaxon Verneman Gretta Welch Lyndi Whitenack Iliana Zambrano Abbigail Zigler
Want to know more about RC PRIDE? Take a look at the attached video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pitFmdcgqWQ&feature=youtu.be
For any 5th grade boy interested in playing AAU basketball there will be a try-out on Monday, October 14th from 4:30- 6:00 pm at Willard Elementary. If you have any questions feel free to contact Dustin Baldwin at Driver Middle School, 584-4671. Thank you!
Student Council applications are now available in the Willard office. Applications should be completed neatly and returned to the Willard office by Friday, October 11th. Teacher/staff recommendation forms should be given to staff members at any RCSC school. They will be returned directly to Mr. Duncan, not to the student. Approximately 10 students will be chosen per grade level to make up the Student Council. Best of luck!
Next week will be CHAMPION WEEK here at Willard. During this week, Willard 3rd grade students will be collecting money in their piggy banks for their 529 Savings Accounts. If they collect $25, Randolph County Promise will donate $75 to their account! If they collect under $25, Promise will match their collection. We will celebrate CHAMPION WEEK by taking part in the attached dress up days! Additionally, if you are interested in donating to a third grade student, please feel free to call the Willard office and we can help!
Attention 3rd and 4th grade girls! There will be a call out meeting for any third or fourth grade girl interested in playing AAU basketball this year on Monday, September 30th at 6 pm in the WCHS commons.
The WCHS Cheerleaders invite any K-5th grader to learn cheers, chants, jumps, and stunts at their mini clinic on Thurs., Oct. 3rd at the Field House from 4:30-6:00. Registration is at 4:15 and the cost is $10. To get more info, pick up a flyer at Baker, Willard, or Deerfield.
Way to go, Warriors! Of the four classes in the county with more than 70% of students signed up for a Direct Choice 529 Savings Account, Willard had two of them...Mrs. Holt and Mr. Klipstine. It’s not too late for third grade kiddos to sign up. Help us reach our goal of 100% by contacting the Willard office ASAP!
Due to a widespread outage, Willard’s phones and internet are still down. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
The summer of 2019 was a busy one for the custodial and maintenance staff at Willard Elementary School. Walking into the building, it is obvious that much time and care was taken over the summer to give the building a fresh look. This is evident the moment you step foot in the front doors, as you are greeted with a new entry rug emblazoned with the Willard logo. Gone is the old carpet throughout the building, replaced by a new, warm, and modern look. The egg shell white paint color has been replaced with tones of gray, beige, and navy blue. Sleek new bulletin boards have replaced mismatched boards throughout the building. Signage for the new PRIDE initiative can be found throughout the building. In the gymnasium, new wall pads cover the walls at each end, providing both safety and a new look. We are so grateful to our Superintendent, Mr. Rolland Abraham, and our wonderful School Board for investing in the aesthetics of our building. Also, a BIG THANKS to all of those who worked tirelessly this summer to revamp the building and get it ready for students!
Willard's annual MUM SALE is underway! Please help support our school by purchasing mums from a Willard student or by calling our office at 765-584-9171 ext. 1200. Our hardy mums are always beautiful and come in 9" pots for the low price of $8. A good portion of this money will go right back to Willard! Share and get the word out and order yours today!
Willard students will participate in a PRACTICE eLearning Day on Friday, August 30th. On this day, students should arrive at school as normal. Once at school, the first two hours of the school day will include students completing assignments on their Chromebooks. All correspondence with their teacher during this two hour window will take place via the computer. Additionally, students may wear school-appropriate pajamas to school! Again, students should plan to attend school as normal on our practice eLearning Day this Friday, August 30th. As a reminder, our first scheduled eLearning Day will be on September 23rd. On this day, students will not attend school and will complete assignments from home on their Chromebooks. Thanks!
Don't forget! Fall Picture Day is tomorrow, Wednesday, August 28th. Order forms should be returned tomorrow with money, or you may order online using the below link. SMILE! https://crabtree-photography.hhimagehost.com/…/Organiza…/WES
Did you know that it is easier than ever to get involved in the BOX TOPS program at school? All you do is download the app, choose Willard as the beneficiary, go shopping, and scan your receipts. It's that easy! Take a look and share with others! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh94b2BvFK4&feature=youtu.be&disable_polymer=true
Congratulations to Willard's own, Mrs. Jordan Law, for winning a recent essay contest, Randolph County Memory, sponsored by the Winchester Writers Group and the News-Gazette. Your Willard family is proud of you! http://www.winchesternewsgazette.com/news/essay-winners-announced-by-winchester-writing-group/article_84526100-c8c3-11e9-9a0a-3705387ad055.html
The Indiana Department of Education has announced income eligibility guidelines, including household size, for the free and reduced-price school meals and milk programs. The National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and Special Milk programs were created to support students unable to pay the full price for meals or milk. The link below contains income criteria and household size that are used for determining eligibility. The guidelines are effective until June 30, 2020. Children from households that meet federal guidelines are eligible for free or reduced-price meals and milk. If you feel that your family might qualify and you have not yet filled out appropriate paperwork, please contact our office at 584-8171 ext. 1200. https://www.doe.in.gov/news/indiana-department-education-announces-income-eligibility-guidelines-free-and-reduced-price-1?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=
Fall Picture Day is coming up on Wednesday, August 28th. You may order online using the below link, or return the order form with payment the day of pictures. Please do not send back order forms until August 28th. Order forms will be sent home within the next week. https://crabtree-photography.hhimagehost.com/V2/Home/Organization/WES
We have had a few questions about our new automated call system after this morning’s fog delay. Our new system actually links to our website, our new app, and our social media outlets like Facebook to get information to our stakeholders quickly and efficiently. In fact, this message will go out to Facebook, an app notification, and our website with one push of a button. Unfortunately though, calls will show up on your phone as Little Rock, Arkansas. This may take some getting used to in order to recognize the out of state number. Sorry for the inconvenience And for any confusion this may cause, but the system has otherwise been very effective and user friendly. We appreciate your understanding.
Randolph Central Schools will operate on a two hour delay today, Wednesday, August 14th.
The 2019-2020 school year is off to an amazing start! It is going to be a great year. On Monday, August 12th, 2019, all Willard students will receive their Chromebooks at school. They will begin bringing them home nightly thereafter. Please take a look at the documents contained in this packet that will come home today and the attached form for more information about the Chromebooks, student expectations, and how you can help. Additionally, please review the “Randolph Central School Corporation Network and Internet Acceptable Usage Policy Student Agreement and Student Chromebook Usage Guidelines”. This document was given at registration and contains important information about our Chromebooks. I am sure that there are many questions about eLearning Days as well. There are two types of eLearning Days: planned and unplanned. Planned eLearning Days will are scheduled for September 23rd, 2019 and February 14th, 2020. On these days, students will remain at home, complete assigned tasks and assignments, and have access to their teacher/s for question via correspondence during scheduled office hours. Unplanned eLearning Days allow for school days to be held in the event of an unplanned school closure due to weather. Both of these types of days are explained in detail in the attached eLearning document. We will conduct a practice eLearning Day here at school on Friday, August 30. We are excited about the educational opportunities our new Chromebooks will provide our students. Please feel free to call the Willard Elementary School office at 765-584-9171 ext. 1200 if you have any questions.
We are just a few days away from the first day of school on Wednesday, August 7th! Please join us for our annual Open House on Tuesday, August 6th from 6-7 p.m. On this night, you can meet your child's teacher, check out the classroom, and bring in school supplies. There will also be a brief parent meeting for all third grade parents in the gymnasium starting at 6:15 p.m. to discuss Willard expectations, procedures, and state testing.
The Force performing at The Drums of Winchester. Go Force!
During the 2019-2020 school year, the Randolph Central School Corporation will be instituting eLearning Days for students on both planned and unplanned closures. eLearning days are counted as actual school days for students and are a paid working day for teachers and principals. eLearning Days are scheduled for September 23rd and February 14th. On these days, students will remain at home and will complete work on their Chromebooks. Teachers will be available during previously determined times to help students remotely as needed. Willard students will have the chance to practice an eLearning Day at school on Friday, August 30th. On this day, students will come to school and an actual eLearning Day will be simulated within the classroom setting to prepare students for success on these days. Additionally, in the event of school closure due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, eLearning Days may be used lieu of making up school days. More information about the specifics of an eLearning Day and what you can expect as a parent can be found in the following eLearning Document: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/416572/eLearning_Days_for_Students_and_Parents.pdf
We are so excited about the learning opportunities that our new Chromebooks will bring to our students. One of the concerns that we have heard from some is how to access curriculum if families do not have wifi at home. Please be assured that plans will be in place for those without internet access away from school. With that said, we wanted to pass along a low-cost option from Comcast that may help! Comcast offers internet access to those who qualify for free or reduced lunches for just $9.95 per month. Check it out and see if you qualify! https://internetessentials.com/
Your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students participated in the ILEARN assessments earlier this spring. Since ILEARN is a new test, the final results with proficiency levels and scale scores will not be available for schools until August 15. In accordance with Indiana Code 20-32-5.1-12(d), parents and schools have an opportunity to request a rescore for any open-ended item(s) to which students responded on the ILEARN assessment. Important Information about the ILEARN Rescore Request Process: • The ILEARN Rescore Request window will be open in mid-July (July 15 – 31). Requests submitted outside of this window will not be processed. • Parents or guardians who wish to view students’ response images and scoring rubrics must visit the school in which their child is officially enrolled. There will not be a separate online portal for parents to access this information. • Together, we will be able to view an image of your student’s response to each open-ended item, sample student responses for each score point, and the scoring rubric to help decide whether to request a rescore for that item. • I will submit any rescore request(s) on your behalf in the online platform. • It is extremely important to understand that requesting a rescore CAN result in your child’s score being lowered, meaning we could unintentionally move your child from a passing score to a failing score through this process. • Once a rescore request is submitted, the request and/or score change cannot be reversed. • A rescore request can only be requested one time for an item. Multiple requests to rescore the same item for a student is not permissible. • All items, responses, and scoring rubrics are secure materials and must not be discussed, shared, distributed, or duplicated. • Final results released on August 15 will reflect any properly submitted requested rescores. Parents or guardians who choose to request a rescore for their child’s ILEARN assessment, must contact our school office to do so no later than July 31, 2019. I will be able to help you view your child’s response images and scoring rubrics and request a rescore for each item. You’re also welcome to contact me with any questions you have regarding requesting a rescore for an ILEARN assessment. Sincerely, Jeremy Duncan, Principal
Textbook rental fees for the 2019-2020 school year will be as follows: Third Grade: $165.37 Fourth Grade: $169.22 Fifth Grade: $172.11
Willard Elementary School Honor Roll Fourth Grading Period & Semester 2 FOURTH GRADING PERIOD HONOR ROLL Third Grade Daegan Albertson Jorja Anderson Carter Baumgartner Aiden Bay Jaelyn Beane Abram Bogue Christian Buis Jayven Byrd Hayden Byrge Mikayla Cantrall Blakely Clay Jordan Feltis Cyota Ferrera Kaden Firestone Julia Hargarten Laten Hawley Lily Hawley Alexandra Hernandez-Rhoades Hayden Hughes Amanda Jones Zoe Lacy Ava Lanter Kaylee Lawrence Jason Ngo Brooklyn Osborne Jadalyn Plessinger Aubrey Ragon Ariana Riddle Layla Rose Nevaeh Rutledge Kiptyn Sales Adalyn Shank Presleigh Slusher Edmund Thornburg Kobe Vance Maegan Williams Pierce Wisner Fourth Grade Kendall Abernathy Jacoby Addington Jaxson Allen Leland Ansberry Mia Ashley Cameron Baldwin Molly Barker Braylon Black Shyanne Braun Bianca Carmona Julie Cockerill Eliott Cook Landan Cross Brayley Erwin Addisyn Farmer Kaitlyn Feltis Evan Fraze Austin Fronczak Spencer Goettemoeller Skyler Gray Miley Hall Jazlyn Harvey Aubrey Hudson Abbigail Hudson-Ray Auden Hummel Karina Jarrett Brennen Lanter Aubrey Lawrence Morgan Laxton Bentley McFarland Cooper Mote Anysha Nealis Gabriel Overton Gibram Parra Mallory Phenis Kaylynn Price Gabrielle Rainey Javier Robles Johnathan Rust Roman Sandifar Jeremiah Scott Paityn Straley Kyleigha Thomas Gabriella Thornbury Jaxon Verneman Gretta Welch Lyndi Whitenack Abbigail Zigler Fifth Grade Jacob Adams McCormac Anderson Chloe Barker Jayden Beeson Addyson Bogue Lily Brutchen Carter Campbell Caleigh Collins Jackson Cowper Grant Craw Trinity Culbertson Gavyn Edwards Joseph Feltis Brooklyn Gerber Laynie Halper Ian Hardwick Kisha Heimann Wesley Hendrickson Madelyn Hines Brielle Howard Caleb Hummel Charity Jenkins Madeline Keen Haleigh Kolp Samantha Lackey Kesa Lovell Mariah Manning Drayton May Lillian McKinley Logian Melton Aiden Mendenhall James Mount Lillian Ozbun Viviana Parra Gatlin Patterson Jarrett Rainey Ellie Rose Ella Schroeder Addison Shandy Gavin Sheets Kylee Stilwell Bryce Tippett Johnathan Warner Aidan Weatherhead Tre Weist Adrianna Welch SEMESTER 2 HONOR ROLL Third Grade Daegan Albertson Jorja Anderson Aiden Bay Abram Bogue Christian Buis Jayven Byrd Hayden Byrge Blakely Clay Jordan Feltis Cyota Ferrera Kaden Firestone Julia Hargarten Laten Hawley Alexandra Hernandez-Rhoades Hayden Hughes Amanda Jones Ava Lanter Kaylee Lawrence Lane Lovell Jason Ngo Brooklyn Osborne Jadalyn Plessinger Ariana Riddle Layla Rose Nevaeh Rutledge Adalyn Shank Presleigh Slusher Edmund Thornburg Kobe Vance Maegan Williams Pierce Wisner Fourth Grade Kendall Abernathy Jacoby Addington Jaxson Allen Leland Ansberry Mia Ashley Cameron Baldwin Owen Baldwin Molly Barker Braylon Black Shyanne Braun Bianca Carmona Julie Cockerill Eliott Cook Landan Cross Brayley Erwin Addisyn Farmer Kaitlyn Feltis Ariah Foudray Evan Fraze Austin Fronczak Spencer Goettemoeller Skyler Gray Miley Hall Jazlyn Harvey Aubrey Hudson Abbigail Hudson-Ray Auden Hummel Wyatt Hylton Karina Jarrett Brennen Lanter Aubrey Lawrence Morgan Laxton Emiline Loudy Bentley McFarland Cooper Mote Anysha Nealis Gabriel Overton Gibram Parra Mallory Phenis Kaylynn Price Gabrielle Rainey Javier Robles Johnathan Rust Roman Sandifar Jeremiah Scott Paityn Straley Kyleigha Thomas Gabriella Thornbury Jaxon Verneman Gretta Welch Lyndi Whitenack Abbigail Zigler Fifth Grade Jacob Adams McCormac Anderson Chloe Barker Jayden Beeson Addyson Bogue Lily Brutchen Carter Campbell Caleigh Collins Jackson Cowper Trinity Culbertson Gavyn Edwards Joseph Feltis Laynie Halper Ian Hardwick Kisha Heimann Wesley Hendrickson Madelyn Hines Caleb Hummel Charity Jenkins Madeline Keen Haleigh Kolp Samantha Lackey Kesa Lovell Mariah Manning Drayton May Jasmine McConnell Lillian McKinley Logian Melton Aiden Mendenhall James Mount Lillian Ozbun Viviana Parra Jarrett Rainey Ellie Rose Ella Schroeder Addison Shandy Dresden Shannon Gavin Sheets Kylee Stilwell Bryce Tippett Aidan Weatherhead Adrianna Welch
Awards Day will take place this Friday, May 24th at 9:00 a.m. in the Willard gymnasium. On this day, we will honor Willard students for their many accomplishments this year. We often get questions about the prestigious Presidential Awards that are given out to our fifth grade students. At this point, all families of those receiving the awards this year have been contacted via telephone. Below are the criteria for determining who receives the awards: GOLD -90% or better average on 4th grade semester 1 grades and semester 2 grades -90% or better average on 5th grade semester 1 grades -Pass + on ISTEP+ SILVER -85% or better average on the 4th grade semester 1 grades and semester 2 grades -85% or better average on 5th grade semester 1 grades -ISTEP+ score of 500 or better *Grade averages are determined per semester by adding grades for each subject and dividing by the number of grades/subjects. *A student must meet each requirement to receive the award.
We still need you help! We are about 10 donors short of reaching our goal this year. Would you consider donating blood tomorrow? The Willard Elementary School Student Council will again be sponsoring a BLOOD DRIVE this year on Wednesday, May 8th from 2-7 p.m. You can make an appointment by going to redcrossblood.org and putting in the sponsor code "willardelem". Also, we have partnered with Amazon, and all donors at the drive will receive a $5.00 Amazon gift card via email. Thank you in advance for helping us help others!
Willard Elementary School and the American Red Cross are hosting a blood drive! Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today! Visit redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code willardelem Wed May 8, 2019 2:00: PM - 7:00: PM Thank you!
Randolph Central Patrons, You may have seen in the News-Gazette that Randolph Central is in the home stretch in raising the funds necessary to build our OWN softball diamond as well as improve the baseball field. Please click on the attached link for more information and ways to donate. https://www.rc.k12.in.us/o/winchester-community-high-school/page/softball-baseball-fundraiser Thank you! Rolland Abraham
Randolph Central School Corporation will operate on a two hour delay today, Thursday, May 2 due to fog.
Save the date! Willard Elementary School's Awards Day will take place on our last student day, Friday, May 24th beginning at 9:00 a.m.
These awesome quilts, handcrafted by our amazing Art teacher, Mrs. Martin, and our students, are up for auction this week as part of Grandparents Days! Did you know that bidding is open to parents as well? Each classroom piece features artwork from all students in the class. All proceeds from the silent auction go to our art, music, and PE programs. Bidding is open until the close of business Friday.
This week starts our Championship Drive for our 3rd grade students to raise money for their college choice 529 accounts. Third grader students that have already signed up will be bringing home a piggy bank and letter. They can start asking for donations from family and friends. Remember the Community Foundation will match your donations up to $75.00. Piggy banks and money are due back next Monday, April 15th. If you haven’t signed up your child, it is not to late. Just call Willard and we can help!
Willard family, At this point, we have 23 of our grade 3 students signed up for a CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan. First, if you have a third grade student who has not yet signed up, please reach out to Amy Hoggatt at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up today. Secondly, we are looking for amazing community members who are willing to be a "champion" for one of our third grade students. This involves making a $25 donation into a child's 529 account. For every $25 donation made from now until April 12th, the Community Foundation of Randolph County will put $75 into the child's account. Thank you in advance for investing in our children!
Reminder: School Success Remediation WILL NOT MEET this week. We will resume on April 1st.
The Indiana Department of Education has created several short, informational videos for parents about our new ILEARN assessment. Check them out... https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=&v=stXUk-DUOWM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDP4eMUQgsQ&feature=youtu.be&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term= https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGkv6IQ1gF4&feature=youtu.be&utm_content&utm_medium=email&utm_name&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq7gw5YozHM&feature=youtu.be&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term= https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB1bDqjvd1o&feature=youtu.be&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=
Randolph County Promise Sign-Up Reminder! All 3rd grader students in the county will get $25 put in their accounts from the Community Foundation of Randolph County and all others can enroll for a $10 enrollment fee. Go to promiseindiana.org and click on the 529 Enrollment Tab. Deadline is March 15. 3rd graders MUST be signed up in order to be eligible for the Champion period in April.
Due to yesterday's school cancellation, the Randolph County Spelling Bee has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 27th beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Randolph Southern Jr. Sr. High School Cafeteria.
IREAD3 Parent Meeting Reminder! Willard Elementary School will hold an IREAD3 parent meeting on Tuesday, February 26th beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Willard cafeteria. All grade 3 parents are encouraged to attend to learn more about the IREAD3 assessment and how to help your child prepare. The classroom with the highest percentage of parents present will receive an ice cream sundae party!
Robtics Team 2018-2019 - Carter Campbell, Jackson Cowper, Xander Hoover, Jade Hernandez Rhoades, Dresden Shannon, Addy Bogue, Laila Salazar, Kaleb Garcia, Lillian Ozbun, Kesa Lovell, Jimmy Mount