News
June 15th, 2018

The school bell times at Willard will change with the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. Our new start time is 7:30 AM and we will dismiss at 2:25 PM, with a 90 minute early dismissal on Wednesdays. Please click on the headline to learn more about how we are engaging our staff to ensure an orderly transition when school resumes August 23.


May 7th, 2018

For the third year in a row, students from Willard designed a large-scale mural for display along East 30th Street. The first year it was on the side of the (now closed) Fairgrounds Hardware Store. Last year a painting of the Iowa State Capitol in all four seasons was painted on a wall of the S&H Electric Company. This year the mural is on the grounds of the Iowa State Fairgrounds, directly across the street from last year’s artwork. Click on the headline to read more.


February 5th, 2018

Beginning in August, all schools at DMPS will have new hours. The new hours at our school will be 7:30 AM to 2:25 PM. The change is being made to better serve the educational needs of students, based on research into the sleep patterns of children and teenagers. Click the headline for more information.


November 21st, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving to all Willard families and friends. There will be no school on Wednesday, November 22 through Friday, November 24. Classes will resume on Monday, November 27.


November 21st, 2017

Mrs. Bogh is on a leave of absence until her twins are born. Therefore, our music concerts scheduled for Tuesday, December 12 and Thursday, December 14 will be postponed until later next spring. More details will be provided as soon as Mrs. Bogh returns to school in the spring.


November 13th, 2017

On Thursday, November 16 we are encouraging staff and students to wear pink/purple in honor of Parker Lande (11/16/15-11/22/15), all other premature babies and all infant loss. We would love for students to join us in raising awareness. Thank you!


November 13th, 2017

Congratulations to the following staff and students who had perfect attendance during the first quarter of this school year. (These students were here all day, every day during the first quarter!) Staff: Mrs. Berven, Miss McGinnis, Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Borlaug, Miss Jackson, Miss Murray, Mrs. Danner, Mrs. DeRaad, Miss Peterson, Miss Ashenfelter, Miss Neal, Mrs. … Read more »


November 13th, 2017

We are so proud of our October Wall of Fame nominees! Congratulations to Brynn Fallin, Haylee La Coursiere, Luis Zavala, Yaretzi Motejo-Escobar, Ivy Wyett, Star Aguillon, Milagros Galan-Gonzalez, Justin Rivas, Riley Kleis, Mia Martin, Jorge Garcia, Chloe Fallin, Sydnie Guevara, Caden Taylor, Haley Branchcomb, Alyssa Audas and Juliana Goff. These students did an amazing job … Read more »


November 13th, 2017

Parents, please keep in mind that cold weather is here. Our students go outside every day unless it is below 10 degrees. Please dress your child appropriately with winter coats, hats, scarves and gloves or mittens. Please no shorts or sandals should be worn to school during the winter months.


November 13th, 2017

Our Willard Student Council is collecting food and non-perishable items for the Food Bank of Iowa until November 17. Please send your donations to school with your child. We appreciate all donations that your family can make!