Bring on the sunshine! It is amazing how attitudes and energy levels are improved with a little warm weather and sunshine. Our students (and teachers) are thankful to be able to get outside for recess, physical fitness, running club, and various class activities. Teachers are making their final push to ensure students are ready for their state MAP assessments. Testing at WIS will be Tuesday April 29th-Thursday May 1st. 5th and 6th graders will both take assessments in communication arts and math with only 5th grade taking the science assessment. Please encourage your student to be physically prepared and try their best on the MAP assessment. This is a great opportunity for them to not only demonstrate their knowledge, but to also validate the time and energy they have put into 6 or 7 years of school. I am confident our students will represent WIS and Willard Schools to the best of their abilities!
Just outside our office there are a string of banners that represent all of the organized efforts our school has done to benefit groups or organizations in our community. This display is titled "The Great Give Back" and serves as a reminder to our building of the good we have done this year. From the American Cancer Society to the scope of these efforts is very broad and probably touches the life of each member of our WIS family in some way.
The most recent banner reads "WIS students who