School News

September Wall of Fame Students

10/11/2017

We are so proud of the following students for being nominated by his/her classroom teacher to be on our September Wall of Fame. These students did an outstanding job during the month of September demonstrating our building-wide expectations: Axel Sanchez Reyes, Noah Milligan, Mya Vaske, Gavin Walker, Loralye Fredrickson, Star Aguillon, Layne Kleis, Miaanna Hall, … Read more »

Metro Childcare has openings!

10/11/2017

Willard Metro Kids openings! Metro kids offers before and after school childcare based on your families need. Hours are 6:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. On non-school days, all-day child-care services are available at regional sites. Metro kids accepts childcare assistance for those who qualify. For information on DHS childcare assistance, visit the DHS website: https://ccmis.dhs.state.ia.us/clientportal/. … Read more »

Veteran’s Day – we need your help

10/11/2017

During the month of November, we will be honoring our veterans who have served or are currently serving our country. We are going to put together a bulletin board with pictures of these veterans. If you have any photographs of family or friends who are/were in the military, we would love to add their photo … Read more »

Willard truly has the BEST kids!

9/4/2017

These boys (along with many others) represent the “Willard Way” on a daily basis. Yesterday these boys (Henry Orellana-Rivas, Carter Wilson, Jason Rivas and Miguel Valadez), along with another student (Anish Poudel – who is sick today) noticed a classmate sitting alone at lunch. These boys invited the classmate to join them. They all sat … Read more »

Visitor Policy, effective Tuesday

8/30/2017

Starting Tuesday we will be enforcing our visitor policy.  For those new to the building, that means that anyone (parents/grandparents/guardians) will not be allowed to go anywhere in the school without checking into the office with their ID and getting a visitor pass.  If you see someone in the building without one, please remind them to … Read more »

IMPORTANT!!!

8/18/2017

Due to our stronger focus on teaching and learning, we are implementing a new dismissal policy.  After 2:40 pm (1:10 on Wednesdays), parents are no longer able to call or drop by the office for a last-minute change in dismissal plans, which disrupts teaching and learning.  (Obviously in cases of extreme emergency only, we will … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Oct 18
DMPS Job Fair
Oct 20
Hat/PJ Day
Oct 26
Fall Parties in classrooms
Oct 27
No School – Professional Development Day
Oct 27
No School – Professional Development Day

2941 Dean Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50317
P: 515-242-8439 | F: 515-323-8647
E: willard@dmschools.org

Bulletin Board

Veteran’s Day – we need your help

During the month of November, we will be honoring our veterans who have served or are currently serving our country. We are going to put together a bulletin board with pictures of these veterans. If you have any photographs of family or friends who are/were in the military, we would love to add their photo to our display. Students can bring photos to school anytime before November 1. Please include the name of your student and his/her classroom teacher written in pencil on the back of the photograph so that we can return the photograph after our display is taken down. Thank you!

 


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About Willard Elementary School

2941 Dean Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50317

P: 515-242-8439 | E: willard@dmschools.org 

 

Willard Elementary School is located on the east side of Des Moines near the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Our school serves approximately 400 students in grades K-5. We are fortunate to have a wonderfully diverse student population and a very dedicated staff at Willard!

 

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