Child Guide Heidi Burton organizes the chain of caring project at Roosevelt Elementary School in Willmar each year. Children write ways they will care for others on strips of paper, and the chain made with the strips hangs in the school's central hallway.
The annual event, sponsored by Minnesota Safe Routes to School, encourages students and parents to increase physical activity and practice safe walking and bicycling activities, according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
With the school year nearly over, teachers are working to gauge their students' progress after a year of upheaval during the pandemic. During the year, students, families and teachers have learned about each other and had to look to each other for support. Teachers at Roosevelt Elementary School in Willmar will tell you that they've all been through a lot.
Classrooms at Roosevelt Elementary School that raised the highest dollar amount for the Pennies for Patients fundraising program celebrated with a sweet treat and additional recess Monday afternoon in Willmar.
Neighbors along 15th Avenue Southwest, behind Roosevelt Elementary School, asked the Willmar City Council Public Works / Public Safety Committee to try and do something about vehicles speeding and blowing through a stop sign near homes with young children and a path to the school. The committee directed the Public Works Department to paint stop bars on the road surface and to install temporary speed bumps at the intersection, to see if that helps the issue.
The focal point of a remodeled media center in Willmar's Roosevelt Elementary School is a giant tree. The media center is an example of the many smaller projects funded by the $52 million in bonding approved in a 2015 referendum.
Kruger spent months searching for the perfect puppy that would suit her cause and, after a few disappointing dead ends, she finally landed on a breeder in Oklahoma who was selling Shiloh Shepherd pups, just the kind she wanted.