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.
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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