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History of Wiley Elementary


Our 1998-1999 staff members and PTA officers were:

Our staff introduced our mission statement of “High Expectations, Success, Respect and Teamwork” to kickoff the school year.

PTA purchased movies to “start up” an indoor lunch recess movie library as a resource for our lunch supervisors.

Urbana voters approved a referendum to provide improvements to all school buildings in our district, but particularly Leal and UMS.

Wiley Student Council organized a “soap and deodorant drive” for Make a Difference Day. We donated 286 items to the community.

Mike Shine, and Olympic medalist in our area, spoke to students about “Dreaming big and setting individual goals” during American Education Week. An all school display noted the goals of each student.

Ms. Vancil was awarded National Board Certification, one of a select group of educators nationally recognized with this distinction.

Mrs. Gillespie-Washington became a published author with her instructional resource book on Africa.

Wiley Elementary honored parent Janet Rosenberger for her long service and dedication to the children at Wiley. Mrs. Rosenberger was the catalyst for Wiley PTA’s growth. An assembly honored her numerous contributions to the students, teachers, staff and family of Wiley Elementary School.

Our school improvement teams including staff, parents, community members and our principal, made the decision to change to a Schoolwide Title 1 School beginning in the fall of 1999. Committees met to plan the transition and school improvements.

Next: 1999-2000