School News

2017-2018 Registration


Registration for the 2017-2018 school year is underway. Parents are welcome to complete the registration process at your convenience online at home or wherever computer access is available using this link ( If you are unsure about your user name and password, please contact our office manager,JoAnn, at 242-8439. If you complete the registration process … Read more »

At Willard Elementary, Mural Becomes Tradition


It’s a new tradition at Willard Elementary School: a mural to beautify and brighten the neighborhood. After painting their first mural at the Fairgrounds Hardware store, this year a new mural – designed by 5th grader Savannah Peterson – was painted on the side of S&H Electric Company. Both pieces of public art are on East 30th Street near the Iowa State Fairgrounds, where they will be seen by millions of passersby and state fair goers. Click the headline for more.

Read to Succeed Reports on Progress


One year ago Read to Succeed was launched at Greenwood Elementary School. Today the program’s sponsor, United Way, and DMPS came together at Willard Elementary School to provide a progress report on the initiative to improve student reading skills as well as urge community members to take time to read with children. Click on the headline to read and see more about the event and how you can help.

Upcoming Events

Aug 01
School Board Meeting
Aug 15
School Board Meeting
Aug 21
K-5 Meet the Teacher Night
Aug 23
First day of school, 1:40 dismissal
Aug 23
First Day of School

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About Willard Elementary School

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Willard Elementary School has been meeting the educational needs of east side students for many generations and has a wonderfully diverse student population. Read More…

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