School will begin soon. The 2017-2018 school year promises to bring many exciting changes to our District. The construction projects that resulted from the 2015 bond referendum are taking shape. We have been utilizing new science rooms at Willmar Middle School since last January and soon we will be using new gym space and a fitness room at Willmar Senior High.
The opening of Lakeland Elementary in January is very exciting. Students and staff will have the opportunity to say they were there on the first day of school in the building. We have planned great collaborative spaces to reflect changes in the way students learn. Lakeland will be a beautiful building that will serve our community well for several generations in the future. We know the transition in the middle of the school year isn't ideal, but in the end Lakeland students and staff will have an excellent environment for learning.
In the fall, we will begin to plan remodeling projects for Kennedy and Roosevelt. We are hoping to update the learning spaces in those buildings so students and staff have enhanced learning spaces.
Our mission statement is, "Inspiring and preparing all learners for their future in our community and the world". The updated learning spaces we create from our new construction and remodeling will help us to deliver that mission. We are grateful to the District's voters for the opportunities the passage of the 2015 bond referendum created for our students.