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Willagillespie Elementary School

1125 Willagillespie Road, Eugene, OR 97401
(541) 790-7100 Fax: (541) 790-7105

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Grades: K–5
Enrollment: 521
Principal: Sheila Minney <minney_sh@4j.lane.edu>
Secretary: Debbie Serra <serra_d@4j.lane.edu>

Middle School Region: Cal Young, Monroe
High School Region: Sheldon

Mission Statement:
To provide a safe, caring environment that encourages all students to achieve their highest potential through challenging curriculum, enrichment opportunities and community collaboration.

Vision Statement:
Equipping children to welcome the future and reach for their dreams

Values We Encompass:
Students first, innovation, rigorous expectations and a safe, nurturing environment

Program Description:
Willagillespie is a neighborhood and Title I school. We are staffed by a dedicated and hard-working team of teachers, educational assistants and specialists. We set high expectations for ourselves and for our students. We aim for a comprehensive educational program that spans grade levels and is offered throughout the school year. Children learn in a safe, encouraging and caring environment.

School Highlights:

  • Active site council and parent–teacher organization, with a strong parent and community volunteer presence
  • Onsite before and after school childcare
  • Before school orchestra for grades 3-5
  • “Brain-friendly” classrooms and cutting-edge technology including iPads, SMART boards, document cameras and classroom computer carts at each grade level

School Improvement Goals:
In addition to annual growth in reading, mathematics and writing, school staff is committed to developing practices that align with the following goals:

  • The school principal and staff will work together to create a safe, respectful, culturally inclusive environment with consistent school rules and expectations.
  • All instructional staff at the school collaboratively plan for sound instruction in a variety of instructional modes.
  • School staff create and maintain a welcoming environment for all families and community members.
  • All instructional staff at the school engage in aligning instruction and school-based assessments to state standards.

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