The Willow River Early Childhood Program is proud to announce that they have just received notification that they have earned dual 4 star ratings from the Minnesota Department of Education! 
The Willow River Ready, Set, Grow School Readiness Program has received the 4 star rating and The Willow River Early Childhood Special Education Program has received the 4 star rating for their Part B Special Education Services! This is the first time Willow River has achieved this.
What is Parent Aware? Parent Aware is a rating tool designed to improve, support and celebrate the strengths of early education programs.

Four-Star Rating

To earn a Four Star Rating, programs are excelling in the use of most best practices in preparing kids for kindergarten. 
Programs that have earned a four star rating:
  • Are committed to school readiness by using best practices in child assessment, and always working toward making instruction more individualized, stimulating and language-rich in order to promote critical thinking.
  • Have education credentials, are committed to ongoing professional development and have volunteered for training in most of the following: key areas of children’s development; cultural and socio-economic differences between families; practices that support inclusion; offering healthy meals; and engaging children in physical activity and active play.
  • Develop strong relationships with families by doing most of the following: sharing assessment results, helping them access family support services, and providing information in parents’ primary languages.
To learn more visit parentaware.org or isyourchildready.com
or contact:
Ms. Chas Balut cbalut@willowriver.k12.mn.us or 218-372-3131 x 258

The school takes pride in congratulating the Elementary Knowledge Bowl team for their fine achievement at yesterday's meet with winning 1st place. This was the first Competition Meet of this year and it is the first year for all the team members. The following students comprise the 6 member team:  Brody Motz,Liam Dueholm Blake Raway, Lily Dagel, Raven Fredrick , Kian Dueholm

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October Lunch Menu


Homework Club grades 3-6 , Mondays-Thursdays , 3:15-4:30 

Math Success grades 7-12, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:15-5:15

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