Willow

Welcome to

Willow Elementary

PreK - 3    Home of the Lions

 


Willow Elementary is aligned with the Lansing School District’s Mission, Vision and Belief Statements for college and career readiness.

Willow has discontinued offering single-sex classes for the 2017-2018 school year, and that if it determines to offer single-sex classes or activities in the future, it will ensure that the classes or activities meet the legal requirements of the Title IX regulation at 34 C.F.R. § 106.34(b).

Willow Vision: Willow will promote a positive, progressive classroom learning community that embraces change and diversity where every student will acquire the skills needed to succeed in secondary education and in the workplace.

Willow Mission: It is the mission of Willow Elementary to provide educational excellence in a safe and nurturing environment for all students.

What Makes Willow Special?

Our school will provide specialized curricular opportunities, in addition to common core, for all students that will include:

  • Emphasis on building character and resiliency
  • Exposure to creativity
  • Emphasis  on  motivating  students  and  their  peers  to succeed

Our school will also provide opportunities for Pre-k to 3rd Grade students to:

  • Explore their interests and talents with an eye on the Common Core
  • Interact with a range of role models
  • Build emotional I.Q.
  • Promote active learning

Academics

  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Great Start Readiness Program
  • Emotionally Impaired Special Education Program

Willow Lions Pride!

  • After School Tutoring
  • Read to Succeed
  • Watch Dogs
  • AmeriCorp Reading Program
  • Gardening Clubs
  • Junior Achievement
  • Perfect Paws
  • Student of the Month
  • Family Fun Night 
  • Volunteer Recognition Banquet

Willow Calendar

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Upcoming Events

  • 10 Mar
  • 13 Mar
    • 7th Annual Reach Out to Youth
      Date: Mar 13
      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      Calendar: Willow School Calendar

      Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and the Urban League of West Michigan are proud to collaborate as hosts of the 7th Annual Reach Out to Youth event on Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon.

      The registration form can be found at the link below or from your student’s local school. Registration forms are due by Monday, February 15, 2021. This is for students 7-11 years old.

      Please visit the MSU website for the 2021 Program registration form.

    • MSU Virtual Culture Experience
      Date: Mar 13
      Time: 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
      Calendar: Willow School Calendar

      The MSU Community Language School is partnering with MSU Extension to host the Virtual Culture Experience!

      The event will be held Saturday, March 13th from 1-4:30pm. The Virtual Culture Experience is geared for kids ages 8-19 years old and free!

      The cultural experience will showcase language and culture sessions in two languages: Swahili & German. Each 90-minute session will have three 30-minute interactive activities: cooking, craft, and movement!

      Zoom links and a list of ingredients and materials for cooking and craft activities will be sent out to registered participants closer to the event.

      Questions? Email cls@celta.msu.edu. Register at: https://celta.msu.edu/children-and-youth/culture-events/

  • 23 Mar
    • PCAC Meeting (Parent Community Advisory Council)
      Date: Mar 23
      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Online via Zoom
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Willow School Calendar

      Student perspectives from Junior Board and others

      Check back for the Zoom link!

  • 24 Mar
  • 2 Apr

Willow News

Lansing School District Board of Education approves Safe Learning Plan
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Lansing Pathway Promise Bond Update - Winter 2021
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Lansing School District Joins CADL’s Student Initiative
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Letter to Families - November 16, 2020
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Teacher & School Support Staff COVID-19 Grant
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Title IX - Sex Discrimination/Gender Equity/Sexual Harassment

What is Title IX?

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any District program, service or activity including, but not limited to: educational programs or activities, e.g., extracurricular activities, student services, academic counseling, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, athletics, transportation, etc.

Unlawful Discriminatory Practices Under Title IX

Sexual Harassment (unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature)

Sexual Misconduct/Violence (rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual exploitation and other forms of non-consensual sexual activity)

Stalking (repeatedly following, harassing, threatening or intimidating including by telephone, mail, electronic communication or social media)

Retaliation (adverse academic or other actions against anyone reporting or participating in an investigation of Title IX allegations)

PDF DocumentSexual Misconduct Policy
PDF DocumentSeptember 30, 2020 - Clark Hill Power Point Presentation
PDF DocumentTitle IX Grievance Procedures
PDF DocumentInvestigation Procedures A to Z - November 2, 2020


Reporting Prohibited Behavior

Members of the school district community who believe that a Title IX violation may have occurred, should discuss their concerns and/or file a complaint with the District’s Title IX coordinator:

Michael E. Jones
Title IX Coordinator
titleix@lansingschools.net
(517)755-2832
 

You may also report any form of sexual misconduct to:

Dr. Camela Diaz
Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
titleix@lansingschools.net
(517) 755-2020

Mr. Bruce Lankheet
Department of Public Safety Coordinator
bruce.lankheet@lansingschools.net
(517) 755-2030