Week of 11/13

The WIS Thanksgiving Food Drive is this week. Yellow team has been assigned cereals, peanut butter, and jelly. If you can help, please send in items by the end of this week.

This Friday is a 25 cent hat day. Proceeds will go towards Thanksgiving food baskets.

There is NO SCHOOL November 22nd-24th for Thanksgiving Break.

Please be sure to check with you student to make sure they have the supplies they need for class. Most all of our classes use earbuds, scissors, colored pencils, and glue on a regular basis. Students who come to class without the needed supplies receive a mark in the book. If your family needs help with school supplies, please contact our school counselor or front office.

As the temperatures cool, please remember to send students with a jacket or coat. We go outside for recess unless the air temperature is below 32 degrees or the wind chill is below 28 degrees.


Week of November 6th

Important Dates:

Friday, November 3-Tuesday, November 7: NO SCHOOL Fall Break

Friday, November 10: Veteran’s Day Assembly @ 9:30 am

November 10-16: WIS Thanksgiving Food Drive

Friday, November 17: 25 cent hat day

November 22-24: NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break


As the weather cools, please remember to send students to school with a jacket or coat. We go outside for recess unless the air temperature is below 32 degrees or the wind chill is below 28 degrees.

Please check with your child about supplies. Already we have quite a few students who are coming to class without things like scissors, glue, and earbuds. These are supplies that we use on a daily basis and students who do not have the supplies needed for class will receive a mark in the book. If your family needs assistance with school supplies, please contact our counselor, Mrs. Skaggs at 742-4242.


Week of October 23rd

It’s Red Ribbon Week! Here is the list of spirit days that we are using to celebrate being drug-free:

Mon- Team Gear Day

Tues- Wear Red Day (Red Ribbon Week assembly at 9:30 am)

Wed- Team Color Day- wear Yellow!

Thurs- Throwback Day- dress like a previous decade

Fri- Willard Wear Day


Class Fall parties are THIS FRIDAY at 3:00 pm. Please contact your child’s homeroom parent if you’d like to help out.

Week of October 16th

PENNY WARS!!!!! This week, WIS will host a penny war to benefit BCFO (Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks). Bring in your pennies and place them in your team’s jar. Each penny is worth a point. Silver coins and ‘green’ go into other team’s jars and count against that team. The winning team gets a pizza party and chance to throw water balloons at Mr. Davis! More info below!

Penny Wars Flier

This Friday is a 12:30 Early Release day. It is the end of 1st quarter. It is also a 25 cent hat day!

It’s finally here! Can you believe it? The Our Town Fall Festival and Country Show is THIS SATURDAY! We hope you’ll make plans to stop by. More information here.

Parent-Teacher conferences are fast approaching! Conferences will be held the week of October 30th. Your child’s homeroom teacher will be sending information home about scheduling these conferences.

Fall Class parties will be held on Friday, October 27th at 3 pm.




Week of October 9th

A couple of new clubs have started up in the library! Maker Mondays meets every Monday morning before school at 7:30. Students can utilize Ms. Staley’s makerspace materials during this time. Hot Cocoa Cafe meets every Tuesday after school until 4:30. Students can cozy up with with a good book and a warm cup of cocoa. Permission slips are available in the library.

Don’t forget about the Our Town Fall Festival and Country Show coming up on October 21st! There will be crafts, vendors, food, and more! You can also get in on the Color Run which happens right before the festival starts (registration forms are due by this Friday).

Upcoming Events:

Friday, Oct 13- Varnish Day, Color Run Registrations Due

Friday, Oct 20- Early Out @12:30, Hat Day

Saturday, October 21- Our Town Fall Festival and Country Show, Color Run


Week of September 24th

Lots of clubs are in full swing! This week there’s Running Club, Blitz Ball, Shooting Stars, Pokemon Art Club, Math Club, Slime Club, and morning choir. There are so many ways for students to get involved and make their mark at WIS. See the school’s websites for dates and times. Permission slips and late bus forms can be picked up at school!

TOMORROW is picture day. Please send in the order form with your child. All students will be photographed today for the yearbook, so be sure to bring your best smile!

Reading assessments were administered last week. We will be working hard to get these scored this week. This information will be used to help your student continue to grow as a reader.

REMINDER! The Our Town Fall Festival and Country Show is fast approaching. Be sure to mark your calendar, because you son’t want to miss it. New this year- a vintage camper expo and a ping pong prize ball drop. More info here: http://ourtownfallfestivalandcountryshow.blogspot.com/

Have a great week!


Week of September 5th

Students may turn in money for the Tiger Savings Card fundraiser through the end of this week.

Many clubs are starting up in the next couple of weeks. If your child will need to use the late bus, they must have a new late bus form on file. The late bus form can be found here.

Friday, September 15th is a 25 cent hat day. All proceeds will benefit classrooms affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Say Cheese! Picture Day is Tuesday, September 26th.

SAVE THE DATE!!! The Our Town Fall Festival and Country Show AND the WIS 4th Annual Color Run will both be held on Saturday, October 21st! You won’t want to miss it!

First Week!

It feels good to have the first full week of school under our belts. Students are learning their new schedules and routines, and are making new friends. The first day jitters are water under the bridge and our classrooms are feeling more like home!

Don’t forget! Our Yellow Team Night is Monday from 5:30-6:30. We will begin in the library for a quick greeting and then your student will walk you through their schedule and you’ll be able to meet each teacher and learn more about life in the 6th grade on Yellow Team! See you there!

All students will receive Friday notes this week. This is a brief communication about your child’s behavior for the week. Please be sure to look for these to come home and help your child get them returned on Monday.

REMINDER: There is NO SCHOOL Friday, September 1st and Monday, September 4th.

Welcome to Yellow Team!

By now you’ve learned that you are a member of the Yellow Team! We are so excited to meet you. We hope you had an awesome summer and are ready to find new ways to ‘Make Your Mark’ this year at Willard Intermediate.

What next? First, be sure to subscribe to this blog so you and your parents get all the latest updates about our team. Next, be sure to swing by the WIS open building night on Tuesday, August 15th to check out the location of your new classrooms and make any arrangements that need to be made with transportation, Tiger Tales, or food services (teachers and lockers will not be available this night, so no need to bring school supplies). Then, mark you calendars for Monday, August 28th at 5:30 pm. This is our Yellow Team Night where you’ll have an opportunity to sit down with the Yellow Team teachers and learn more about 6th grade. We will be there all evening to answer any questions you may have and get to know our new families better. Finally, bring all your gear to the first day of school on Thursday, August 17th! Be ready to Make Your Mark!

Enjoy the last few days of summer. We’ll see you next week!

Yellow Team teachers: Mrs. Brobisky (ELA/SS), Mrs. Raby (ELA/SS), Mrs. Hill (Math), and Mrs. Rasco (Science)

Happy Summer!

What a great year we had on Yellow Team! We enjoyed the time we had with each and every one of our students this year. Please have a safe and relaxing summer! Good luck in middle school!

🙂 Mrs. Rasco, Mrs. Hayter, Mrs. Raby, and Mrs. Brobisky