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April 28, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Cassius Edmonds-Halvorson, 4, plays with light-up blocks at the Resource Fair held before the Fidgety Fairy Tales performance Thursday at Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar.
Fidgety Fairy Tales help educate kids, families about mental health
April 28, 2018 - 6:09am
April 14, 2018
Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo
In the next school year, Willmar Public Schools expects its high school programs to be labeled as needing academic support. The Minnesota Department of Education will designate high schools with a four-year graduation rate less than 67 percent for all students or for any student group, and Willmar has groups under that mark.
New education law will judge schools on graduation rates
April 14, 2018 - 5:16am
April 10, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune
Willmar teachers but not students will make up snow days
April 10, 2018 - 6:38am
March 14, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune
Willmar School Board OKs $1.44M in contracts for Kennedy improvements
March 14, 2018 - 7:02am
March 12, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Officer Alex Anderson carries his lunch tray while first-grade student Kennsy De Jesus Barajas purchases her lunch Thursday in the Kennedy Elementary School cafeteria in Willmar.
An arresting good time: 'Lunch with a Cop' events happening at Willmar elementary schools
March 12, 2018 - 7:02am
March 6, 2018
Lockhart
Roosevelt Elementary principal honored
March 6, 2018 - 8:16am
February 19, 2018
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Leo Louwagie, left, and Jens Skalbeck participate in a Willmar Community Education and Recreation tennis camp at Willmar Middle School in this July 2016 file photo.
Willmar council questions community ed, rec partnership
February 19, 2018 - 6:33am
January 2, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Fifth-grade student Natalie Santana unpacks her backpack during her tour of Lakeland Elementary School Dec. 20.
Lakeland Elementary opens today in Willmar
January 2, 2018 - 12:03am
December 22, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Lorrie Torres, right, special education paraprofessional educator, and her daughter Lilliana Briones walk Thursday evening through the hallway of Lakeland Elementary School at the open house for the new Willmar school. Briones, who is in kindergarten, will be attending Lakeland in January and her mother will be working there too. A public open house will be held in January.
Lakeland open house: Families invited to see new elementary for first time
December 22, 2017 - 6:35am
December 15, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Christina Kurhajetz, Family and Consumer Science teacher, is overseeing the teacher cadet program at Willmar Senior High School. The new program allows high school students to gain teaching experience at local elementary schools and Willmar Middle School.
Teacher cadets get a taste of future career in Willmar Schools
December 15, 2017 - 10:36pm
December 12, 2017
Willmar School Board approves 7.6 percent drop in tax levy
December 12, 2017 - 7:37am
December 9, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Kennedy Elementary School interventionist Rosanne Kath leads a reading activity Thursday in teacher Anna Mullarky’s fifth-grade classroom. The Willmar School District is having difficulty hiring many positions, from teachers to interventionists, like Kath, who provide intense, small-group instruction focusing on students' specific needs.
Help wanted at Willmar Public Schools: Still jobs to fill three months in
December 9, 2017 - 7:19am
November 8, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Linda Bahe, Willmar Public Schools’ director of alternative programs, works with students Nov. 7 in a classroom at the Area Learning Center in Willmar. Bahe said she is thrilled with the success students are having this year under a new schedule.
ALC students find success, New schedule and academic support yield results
November 8, 2017 - 10:06pm
November 3, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Much of the Lakeland Elementary School classroom wing is nearing completion, as the Willmar School District prepares for January opening of the new school. First-floor classrooms only have cleanup remaining, and the second-floor classroom areas are ready for furniture. Hallways are waiting for the finishing touches.
Lakeland Elementary on the way to completion
November 3, 2017 - 10:35pm
October 17, 2017
Hjelden
Willmar teacher receives finance award
October 17, 2017 - 6:33am