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T-Birds Code and More During Computer Science Education Week

Computer Science Education Week was on December 4th-10th, and Willmore students joined the millions of people worldwide taking part in this annual event to promote computer science. In keeping with our school mission to bring computer science education to our students, all classes had opportunities to do some coding as well as explore other aspects of the field. Please click on the headline to view photos.
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Happy Meals, Happy Faces at McTeacher's Night

On Wednesday, November 15th Willmore families were treated to a welcome change at their neighborhood McDonald's.  In addition to being served by McDonald's employees, children were being catered to by their teachers!  Willmore staff members, including principal Dr. Jacobson, were on hand to greet diners, take orders, and serve all the customers.  McDonald's generously donates a portion of the profits to the Willmore PTA, and the night was a huge success.  Willmore earned over $870 from this fundraiser!  But raising the money was not the only benefit.  Both parents and children enjoyed the lively atmosphere, and the Willmore teachers loved seeing their students outside of the classroom.  Thank you to the entire community for coming together to support Willmore! Please click on the headline to view our video.
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Code to the Future Showcase Makes Awesome the New Normal at Willmore

Computer science immersion is now a school-wide program offered at Willmore Elementary. With partners at Code to the Future, Willmore teachers guided students in their first EPIC Build project this trimester. Families and community members were invited to the EPIC Build Showcase for this first cycle to learn why students should learn to code and to take a closer look at the student projects from Transitional Kindergarten to Fifth Grade. Please click on the headline for the entire news article and video link.
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Google Expeditions Comes to Willmore

At Willmore, we are committed to bringing innovative learning experiences to our students. On October 26th, Google Expeditions Pioneer Program brought augmented reality lessons to our first through fifth graders. Please click on the headline for the entire news article and video link.
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Students are learning a new "language" at Willmore...CODING!

Our students are becoming bilingual, biliterate, multicultural citizens in our Spanish/English Dual Language Immersion Academy. We are proud to announce that coding immersion has started at Willmore Elementary School as well this year. All of our Transitional Kindergarten through fifth grade teachers have been trained by the wonderful Dr. Martin, and are motivated to bring the excitement to all of our amazing students. All students are learning block based coding and are highly engaged in class. They are learning how to persevere and use logic in our 21st learning environments. We are committed to bringing the best possible education to our students at Willmore Elementary School!
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Code to the Future is coming to Willmore and Back to School Night is September 21st!

With our Spanish English Dual Language Immersion Academies, we are excited to introduce our "third language". We are proud to announce that all of our Transitional Kindergarten through fifth grade students will engage in coding and computer programming. This coding immersion will begin in September as students work with block based coding in the first cycle with our coach and teachers. We are looking forward to sharing student progress at our Epic Build Showcases. Make sure to ask your children about it!
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Dual Commitment Nights Coming Soon!

Looking forward to our upcoming Dual Family Commitment Nights!

Dual Kindergarten:
Tuesday, August 22nd from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Multipurpose Room

Dual Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten (TK):
Wednesday, August 23rd from 4:45-5:45 pm in the Multipurpose Room (Preschool)/6:00-7:00 from 6:00-7:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room (TK)
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First Day of School is Thursday, August 31, 2017! Office opens August 22nd.

The office will reopen on August 22nd from 7:30 to 4:00. You can preregister your student online at https://parentportal.wsdk8.us/enrollment/. If you are interested in enrolling your child at Willmore's Spanish Dual Language Immersion Academy for the Fall of 2017, please email Dr. Jacobson at njacobson@wsdk8.us. She will be available to take interested families on tours in July and August, so please feel free to contact her to setup an appointment. We are excited about the addition of Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and 1st grade in the 2017-18 school year for our Spanish/English Dual Language Immersion Academies. We are looking forward to another great year at Willmore!
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Willmore Language Academy offers Spanish/English Dual Language in PreK, TK, Kinder, and 1st Grade and Coding for All!

Willmore is excited to move into our second successful year of Dual Language Immersion with classes in Preschool (3 year old and 4 year old class), Transitional Kindergarten (TK), Kindergarten, and 1st Grade. Engagement and opportunity are at the forefront of learning as we strive to prepare our students to be multilingual, multiliterate, and multicultural global citizens. Students at Willmore will develop critical thinking skills, confidence, worldly connections, and a growth mindset in an engaging and motivating way to ensure their success in becoming tomorrow’s leaders today. All of our dual teachers attended the Association of Two Way & Dual Language Education conference this summer for professional development to network, learn, and share best practices around dual language.
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