• Willard Model Elementary School After School Programs


    Good News Club is an exciting, fun-filled club that meets every Monday after school until 4:45.

    It includes:

    • Dynamic Bible Lessons
    • Creative Learning Activities
    • Inspiring Missionary Stories
    • Meaningful Songs
    • Life-changing Scripture Memory

    Conducted by Fairmount Park United Methodist Church

    3113 Verdun Av. Norfolk, VA 23502

    Registration is open all year long, so come and join us for a spirit-filled good time!


    The focus of the Willard Elementary School Running Club is to encourage lifetime fitness.  Students will practice goal setting and tracking weekly mileage.  Students are encouraged to run but walking is great too!  We partner each year with the 100 Mile Club, the NFLs Fuel Up to play 360 and the Shamrock Marathon's Final Mile.  The students work to acquire 25.2 miles at Willard and then run their “final mile” of the 26.2 mile marathon on March 18th at Virginia Beach Ocean front.  The students also win prizes, t-shirts and are recognized on the school news program as they reach their goals. The club meets every Wednesday from 3:20-4:30 and the students have fun and increase their fitness!!!

    2016-17 Schedule

    Wednesdays 3:20-4:30

    October: 19th, 26th

    November:2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th

    December: 7th, 14th

    January: 4th , 11th,18th, 25th

    February: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

    March: 1st, 8th, 15th

    Final Mile: March 18th

    Rules & Requirements

    1. Wear proper footwear and weather appropriate clothing.

    2. Students are must participate, behave and walk/run outside of the cones.

    3. Students must stay outside where there is supervision at all times.

    4. Students must bring their own drink.

    5. Students must be picked up at 4:30 sharp.


    There are no fees to participate in the afterschool running club program.  We are working to fund raise and acquire sponsors to pay for the Shamrock Marathon. Be mindful that sponsorship is usually only for 50 students and space is limited.  Only students with good attendance will be approved.  We will update you with more information when it is available.


    Art Club students meet Thursday’s after school and should be picked up promptly at 4:30. There are two groups of art club students that will alternate Thursday meetings. The groups have been divided by class. Students in Ms. Whiley’s class are Group A and students in Ms. Kinney and Ms. Butterfield’s class are Group B. The two groups will alternate weeks.  The schedule is provided below.

    Art Club has been known to make a mess so I encourage all students to bring an art shirt or old t-shirt.  Also, please feel free to send your child with a snack and drink.

     Group A-Whiley’s Class                Group B-Kinney and Butterfield’s Class

    November 3rd and 17th                          November 10th

    December 8th                                       December 1st and 15th

    January 5th and 14th                             January 12th and 26th

    February 2nd and 16th                           February 9th and 23rd

    March 2nd and 16th                               March 9th and 23rd