Contact Information

  • Mrs. Julie Honeycutt, Principal
    1511 Willow Wood Drive
    Norfolk, Virginia 23509

    Phone: (757) 628-2721
    Fax: (757) 628-3997

    Office Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm

    Student Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 8:55am - 3:20pm

    Instructional Focus:

    Willard Sharks “Chomp Into Comprehension.”  Students in grades Pk-2 will retell stories with detail.  Students in grade 3-5 will summarize.

    Willard Sharks “Chomp Into Comprehension.”  Students will make measurable growth as measured by Teaching Strategies Gold (PK), PALs (PK-3), District Benchmark assessments (2-5) and SOL assessments (3-5).  Students in grades PK-2 will be provided direct teaching opportunities on details to support retelling such as characters, setting, problem, solution, feeling, beginning, middle and end of stories.  Students in grades 3-5 will summarize determining main idea and supporting details.  Graphic organizers be used to support student learning.

    Willard Elementary School's mission is...
    To ensure the success of each student in a safe, stimulating, and challenging environment supported with a committed workforce that focuses on quality teaching and learning.

    We Believe
    • All students will learn.
    • All students will be held accountable for acceptable behavior and respecting peers and adults.
    • All personnel within the organization will be held accountable for ensuring that decision-making is data-driven and congruent with the district's vision, mission, and goals.
    • Meaningful professional development is critical to quality work performance.
    • Cultural diversity and learning styles of students will be recognized, and enhanced alternative education programs are essential for students.
    • Data analysis is critical to examining existing practices, programs, and initiatives for continuous improvement.
    • All students, staff, parents, and community members are ambassadors for the school system



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  • Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year. We are excited to open our doors to our sharks as we have missed them in our building.

    Willard Model Elementary School is like a family. We are proud to have had a Norfolk Public Schools' Teacher of the Year, Mr. Matthew Roadruck (2014). Additionally, we have had two teachers place in the Norfolk Public Schools' Top 10 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Sherry Lee (2015) and Mrs. Dana Wakefield (2016). We have a dedicated faculty and staff willing to go "above and beyond" to meet the needs of our students. While students are learning, teachers will be nurturing a positive, safe and caring environment for students to excel. In addition to recognizing students for their academic successes, we are also recognizing students who exhibit positive character traits and make efforts to improve the school day for others. Four overarching themes exist this year as we address behaviors. We are recognizing students who are SAFE, are RESPONSIBLE are RESPECTFUL and are KIND. Please help us reinforce these behaviors by acknowledging these same appropriate behaviors at home.
    I invite parents and family members to be actively involved in the daily learning taking place through our school. Small steps will lead to huge successes. Check for classwork that needs to be submitted through Canvas. Check ParentVUE to stay abreast of classwork and test grades. Create an open dialogue with your child about school to learn his/her favorite subjects and why that subject is a favorite.

    The faculty and staff at Willard Model Elementary School want all of our students to be successful and feel great about the education they are receiving.

    I encourage you to maintain an active role in your child’s education. Together, we can create a positive learning experience for your child.

    We are in this together. Let’s have a “JAW-some” year!
    Mrs. Honeycutt

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    Willard Misses Our "kids"!

District Announcements

WMES Announcements

  • SOL Testing Transparency Statement 


    Norfolk Public School’s district Standards of Learning (SOL) upcoming test window is listed below.  Each school selects their testing dates within the division window.  Be advised, all dates are subject to change due to circumstances.   

     -Spring Non-Writing (grades 3-High School): May 9-June 3 

    SOL tests measure achievement of the Virginia Standards of Learning in grades 3 through End-of-Course (high school).  In addition, at the End-of-Course level SOL tests are required to verify credit for graduation.  The SOL tests continue to be required to administer in a face-to-face setting.   All will be administered online, unless otherwise indicated via a school committee. 

    Parents/Guardians will be notified of results as soon as they are available.  

     Below is Willard Model Elementary School’s testing schedule for the Spring 2022 test window: 

    5/16- VSAE/VVA Reading  3rd  (Part I),  4th (Part I), 5th  

    5/17- VSAE/VVA Reading 3rd , 4th  Part II 

    5/18- 3rd and 4th grade Reading Part I 

    VSEA/VVA Science Grade 5 

    5/19- 3rd and 4th grade Reading Part II 

    VSEA/VVA History Grade 5

    5/20- 5th grade Reading

    5/23 - 3rd grade Math 

    VSEA/VVA Math 3rd, 4th and 5th

    5/24- 5th grade Math 

    5/25- 4th grade Math 

    5/26- 5th grade Science

    5/31- 5th grade History 

    If your student continues to be learning in a virtual environment, you will be contacted by school staff to discuss individual test dates.   

    If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s participation in SOL testing, please contact Mrs. Hodges (757)628-2721 at your child’s school. 



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  • Letter regarding Willard and the "Rebuild NPS 2030" long- range facilities plan.

    Willard Family Letter

    A public hearing to provide another opportunity for community stakeholders to provide input on the facilities plan is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. at Richard Bowling Elementary School, 2700 East Princess Anne Road.

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  • Printable version.
    School Supply List 2021-2022 School Year


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  • Parents and Guardians of Willard Students,

    Please fill out this attendance form for all of your student's absences. It is critical for your student's academic success that they attend school every day. Please let us know if there is a reason your student was unable to attend by filling out the form found at this link.

    Attendance Form

    Thank you,

    Mrs. Julie Honeycutt

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    2020-2021 SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST

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