The Way of the Wildcat

Silas Willard Newsletter-January 8, 2022

We are EXCITED to welcome back our Silas Willard Students on Tuesday, January 10th!

We hope that our Wildcat students have had a relaxing time with family and friends over the last couple of weeks. Parents, please ensure that your student is getting plenty of sleep and back into a school week routine so that they are ready to take on 2nd semester on Tuesday, January 10th! Additionally, please send your students to school with warm gear (i.e., coat, gloves, scarves, hats, etc.) as we will try to continue with outdoor recess as much as possible-pending weather. We are hopeful that our Wildcats will come to school and be ready to learn as much as possible in this second semester. We believe in all of you and are eager to see you succeed!
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DETERMINATION is the continued focus of the month for January!

Determination: The Yaguar (Jaguar) is one of our Silas Willard Wildcats. The jaguar represents the incredibly important skill of demonstrating determination. For the purpose of our monthly focus in December and January we are going to define the idea of determination in the following manner:

  • Deciding to reach your goal even when it is hard

Students of the Month Celebrated with a special luncheon!

Our 1st Semester Student Growth Assembly was a SUCCESS!!

Students were able to earn a foot of tape for each assessment demonstrating individual growth from the fall to winter time period! Over 1,000 ft. of duct tape was used to make this happen! Way to go, Wildcats!

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January 9: Teacher Institute, No School

January 10: Students return to school for the start of 2nd Semester

January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School

January 17-20: Be the CHANGE collection starts for Give Back, Galesburg!

January 27: Gold Out Game GHS vs. UTHS

Reminders about arrival and dismissal to school:

  • Pull ALL the way up in the "U" area. Trust the process and follow the staff members' guidance in the "U" area pick-up. If a staff member is asking you to pull up or motioning for you to pull up, simply do so. We are all doing our best to get you in and out of arrival/dismissal as quickly and safely as possible.
  • Pulling up all the way through the "U" area allows us to get more cars off of Seminary St.
  • Be mindful of our crossing guards as they are doing their best to provide safe crossing for all of our Wildcats.
  • If you are exiting car and parking. Please make sure to use the sidewalks and navigate to them rather than walking through the center of the parking lot. This is dangerous and blocks traffic in the "U" area.

Be the CHANGE event, by "Give Back, Galesburg", is set to start on January 17th!

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Give Back, Galesburg's Gold out Game will take place on January 27th with GHS vs. UTHS! Want a T-Shirt? Check out the flyer below!

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Orders for t-shirts may be placed online through the Google Form:

Paper order forms will also be available at the front office at each school building by request.


Venmo @GiveBackGalesburg

Checks Payable to Give Back, Galesburg (Turned into school office)

Cash (Turned into school office)

Envelope will be provided to each school office.

All money collected needs to be locked in safe at the end of each school day in provided


T-shirts will be delivered to buildings Thursday, January 26 and Friday, January 27.

Are you interested in cheerleading? Check out the upcoming clinic in the graphic below:

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Access the form by clicking on the link below:


to fill out the form!

Important Information for Wildcat Families

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Milk Money

During our lunch times, we have students who are coming into the lunch lines just to get a milk. If a student needs to purchase milk, they must have money put on their accounts to do so. We do not give away the milk for free unless it is purchased in conjunction with a school lunch. If a student is simply wanting milk they must have money on their accounts to do so.

Thank you!

The Silas Willard Parent Calendar is LIVE!

Please go to to check out our website! You will find our Silas Willard Parent Calendar linked at the bottom of the page with upcoming events and activities at Silas Willard!

Click the Picture Below to Access Breakfast and Lunch Menus for Silas Willard!