At Robert E. Willis Elementary we envision our school to be the focal point for our students, their families, and the community. Our school will provide a respectful, challenging, positive, and supportive environment. It will focus on learning and will recognize diversity while nurturing the growth and development of each individual.
Our students will be actively involved, utilize complex reasoning strategies, and be given opportunities to choose enriching activities that focus on the strengths of each child. Students will use a variety of resources and technology to enhance their ability to learn and process information that is meaningful. Through 21st century technology, Willis students will experience an individualized curriculum with a broader range of resources that motivate them to obtain their highest level of achievement.
Effective, exuberant, and knowledgeable teachers will maximize learning time by facilitating the instructional process and by providing authentic assessment in order to guide each student to success. Using a variety of methods and instructional strategies, teachers will instill a contagious love of learning so that children who come to Willis and leave Willis are eager to learn.
Our parents will recognize how important they are in their child s education by being involved with the school. They will work as partners with teachers and administrators to share the responsibility of setting high expectations for all children by communicating and supporting academic and behavioral goals. Parents will instill an attitude of respect for education.
The curricula will provide students with powerful learning opportunities designed to support district standards and benchmarks to achieve the skills necessary to become positive and productive citizens. It will be exciting and integrated, allowing for flexible progress and movement, and contain experiences that make real-life connections.
A warm, caring, safe, and orderly environment will foster a learning atmosphere that is conducive to success. It will be open and adaptable to the needs of the school community and all students.
Robert E. Willis Elementary School will demonstrate a unity of purpose and empowerment coupled with responsibility, and will build on strengths. Through these principles, values, and the school's governance structure, we will provide an optimal learning experience for every student.