It was a successful week back to school. The Willowbrook teaching staff and I were thrilled to see the smiling faces of students as they streamed into the building. We welcomed 115 Kindergarten students and another 27 preschool students this year.
Four new teachers joined our staff over the summer. Rachel Hawkins is teaching our 6th section of Kindergarten. Katie Greenawalt joined 2nd grade. Molly Shanahan joined 4th grade. Ana Stockler assumed the role of learning/behavior specialist supporting students in the primary grades. We also welcomed 3 new teaching assistants.
At the opening ceremony, I announced Willowbrook’s 50th anniversary. Our school opened in February 1969. We presented the students with a giant birthday cake. Watch the surprise in this short video.
We have also created a Facebook page to inform current and past Willowbrook Wildcats about this year’s celebrations. We hope past students and staff will share memories or post pictures from their time at Willowbrook. Visit us at https://www.facebook.com/Willowbrook50th/