21st Century GrantWillmar Public Schools is pleased to announce that the Middle School and Senior High have received a 21st Century Learning Grant. Each school receives $100,000 a year for three years.The 21st Century Grant has several goals:
The 21st Century Program partners with Power Hour on homework. Kids can attend Power Hour first and then come to 21st Century programming. All activities are created by youth depending on their interests. Any Middle School youth can be part of the program. The program is free and transportation is provided.The 21st Century Initiative is the only federal funding source dedicated exclusively to supporting local afterschool, before-school and summer learning programs. The program was reauthorized in 2015 as part of the Every Student Succeeds Ace (ESSA). Currently Willmar Middle School and Willmar Senior High have afterschool programs that are supported by these funds.MN Statute201.162 states that districts that contract with the state agency to carry out obligations of the state agency shall provide voter registration services for employees and the public. Follow the link below to find out how to register to vote, where to vote, ways to vote, etc.
- Increase opportunities to develop and apply 21st century skills (collaboration, problem solving and health/nutrition)
- Increase community and school connectedness
- Increase academic performance of low performing or at risk of failure students