Dr Dawn Hayden
Willson is a PreK-8 school that offers a unique, individualized learning experience and strives to create meaningful connections with the community. Here are some of the exciting things going on at Willson:
The Willson Meditation Room gives students time to regroup while not losing instructional time.
A dozen CMSD schools made the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s list, which began in 2006, singles out schools for promoting exercise, nutrition and safety among students and staff.
Willson PreK-8 School held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday – for a washer and dryer. The appliances will be used to clean and dry dirty uniforms, which are often cited as a reason why children miss school. Residents also can do laundry at Willson at certain times.
Asthma can be a massive drain on schools, causing children to miss class, lose energy and, in extreme cases, end up in the hospital. The illness can be deadly but it's also treatable, which is why University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital is stepping in to help at a CMSD school.
CMSD relaunched its Get 2 School, You Can Make It attendance campaign Wednesday, with speakers at a pep rally providing words of inspiration and telling students about the importance of attending school every day.
The True2U program is seeking mentors to help CMSD eighth graders begin to chart their futures. The volunteer mentors will work with the students throughout the year to help them explore their strengths and interests, think about career possibilities and select which CMSD high school is best for them.
A new school year is almost here, bringing with it a number of things that are new and different. While most schools won’t start classes until Aug. 22, some high schools that operate year-round will welcome ninth graders on Monday and other students on Tuesday. Several other schools will return Monday, Aug. 8.