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Principally Speaking…..   

  

 

                                 Welcome to Willis Road Elementary!

 

 

As you walk through the doors of Willis Road Elementary, you will immediately feel and see the uniqueness of our school - the sense of family and community, the commitment to achievement, the positive, supportive environment, and the dedicated faculty and staff. I am truly thankful and honored to be a part of this amazing community of students, parents, and staff.

 

I have worked in the Coweta County School System for 22 years. I began my career at East Coweta Middle School teaching Literature and Language Arts. During the 8 years I was there, I enjoyed teaching Literature, Language Arts, and Social Studies to 6th and 7th graders. Following that time, I had the pleasure of teaching at Willis Road Elementary for 9 years and then served as the Assistant Principal of Thomas Crossroads Elementary for the last 5 years.

 

Willis Road is a great place to learn and grow. Relationships are at the core of all that we do, and we firmly believe that strong, positive relationships with our students and parents truly make a successful difference! Our mission and vision come to life every day. We are committed to student success, and as a team, we ensure the success of each student. We utilize various strategies, interventions, and programs to help our students achieve academically, behaviorally, and socially. When you visit Willis Road, you will see our W.O.L.F. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports in motion. Students work hard, own their behavior, listen and learn, and focus on respect. They enjoy our W.O.L.F. celebration days and the opportunity to select items off the W.O.L.F. menu as they collect and redeem their green “gotchas.” We utilize a multi-tier system of support (MTSS) that provides academic, social, and emotional strategies, interventions, and tools to assist struggling learners. Willis Road provides extra-curricular opportunities in many areas including Chorus, a yearly spring musical/play, Kiwanis  K-Kids Club, Lego Club, Academic Bowl, Science Olympiad, Wise Wolves, Junior Beta (new this year), and Wolves on the Run. Students also have opportunities to participate on the track team and as 5th graders take the S.A.F.E. class promoting leadership and responsible citizenship presented by School Resource Officers. There is truly something for everyone!

 

Parents, I encourage you to stay involved in your child’s education throughout the school year, communicate regularly with the teachers, counselor, and administration, and take a little time to get involved in the school.  Our PTO does an outstanding job creating and organizing family fun events, coordinating Spirit Nights, and volunteering in many different areas throughout the school year. Whether you have 30 minutes or 3 hours, I encourage you to sign up to assist with a PTO event, serve on a committee, volunteer to help in the classroom, or make copies. There is a quick training that all volunteers must go through each year, which takes about 20 minutes. Feel free to contact me or your child’s teacher to get started. We can complete the training around your schedule.

 

I am excited for you to experience first hand Willis Road’s uniqueness and all the success the 2018-2019 school year will bring! My door is always open. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns at any time. As we work together, our students will achieve greatness. Again, welcome to Willis Road Elementary. We are glad you are part of our Wolfpack!

 

 

Jennifer Whetstone, Ed.S.

Proud Principal

Willis Road Elementary