Robert E. Willett School

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Location 1207 Sycamore Lane
Principal Heidi Perry
Phone (530) 757-5460
School [WWW]https://sites.google.com/site/robertewillett/
School PTA [WWW]http://www.willettpta.org/home
School Garden
District one of the Schools in the DJUSD

Willett Elementary was named after a long-time teacher at the school. Previously, Willett was known as West Davis Intermediate, and served grades 4-6. It is now a full K-6 school. Its sister school was West Davis Elementary (WDE), a K-3 program located on Anderson Road. That school is now Cesar Chavez Elementary. When WDI was going to be renamed, there was a proposal to name it after Joseph Stalin, but the proposal failed. Other suggestions were Vladimir Lenin and John Lennon.

Bob Willett was a much loved 6th grade teacher at the school. he was well known for his love of the outdoors and took his class to the mountains each year. There the students would stay in dorms and spend several days learning about nature. Mr. Willett's class also put on a musical every year. Sixth-graders throughout the District now spend a week at [WWW]Sly Park. He would get students to pay attention by hitting the table with a yardstick, breaking several over the years. One year for Christmas, a class got him a new yardstick as a gift, signed by all students in the class.

In the park that borders the school is the access to one of the bike overpasses that crosses Highway 113.

The principal, since 2008, is Heidi Perry. The [WWW]Willett PTA raises funds through [WWW]eScrip, a yearly giftwrap sale, and sometimes an auction, and uses those funds to spend on books for the school library, to support teachers, and for many other purposes. From 2006 to 2008, the principal was Nancy Medbery.

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