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John Will Elementary's registration dates are July 18-21 from 9 AM until 2 PM.

Parents of students should register their child(ren) online prior to registration.

  • New students need the following documents along with the parent's ID:

1. Last year's report card

2. Two proofs of residence






 Meet The Teacher



Meet your child's teacher on August 9, 2016 from 3:30 PM until 5:30 PM!





  2016-2017 Uniform Guidelines 



NEW Beginning with the 2015-2016 School Year John Will Students may wear ORANGE SHIRTS!


for the 2016-2017

School Year

NEW students:

RETURNING students:





Annual Cartridge Recycling Fundraiser



  Summer Reading

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State Department Summer Learning Challenge 2016

The words above AND each of the photos below are clickable links that will provide MORE information on the summer learning challenge: 












We would like to thank our Partner in Education Chill for their generous donation for two End of the Year class parties as prizes for our box tops collection contest. The two classes which collected the most Box Tops were:

Mrs. McKinney (PreK) and Ms. Hughes (4th Grade).







CLICK DOCUMENT ABOVE FOR A PRINTABLE PDF (This document was also sent home in your child's folder.)



John Will Elementary School 2016 National Elementary Honors Society Induction Ceremony

(view additional photographs and video on our school Facebook page)




Parents, Guardians, Faculty, Staff and Students:

Thank you for supporting the media center for the Scholastic Book Fair. As a school we spent a total of: $2,730.93. Our school library media center earned $1,502.02  in Scholastic Dollars which will be utilized to purchase books, materials and furnishings for our media center which is utilized by the faculty, staff and students. Thank you!

Book Fair Expenditure Contest Results:
The 3 classes which spent the MOST were:
1st place prize-$30-Marshall-$216.28
2nd place prize-$25-Booker-$191.28
3rd place prize-$20-Hughes-$188.28
Thank you to our Partner's in Education for the 44 readers for Dr. Seuss' Birthday! -University of South Alabama CASLCE, Texas Roadhouse, Godfather's Pizza and PMT Publishing. Thank you Dairy Queen for the 100+ Reading Incentive Bookmarks (good for a FREE small Blizzard).
Thank You!


Mobile County Public Schools increases four-year,
on-time graduation rate to 86 percent
MOBILE, AL -- Mobile County Public Schools increased its graduation rate to 86 percent, according to the Alabama Department of Education.
This is the four-year, on-time graduation rate, which means 86 percent of the freshmen who entered high school in 2011 earned a diploma on-time in the spring of 2015.
The 2015 rate, announced Monday, is an increase from 82 percent in 2014; 75 percent in 2013; and 70 percent in 2012. It keeps the district well ahead of a community-wide goal to raise the graduation rate to 80 percent by 2020, and it is higher than the national rate of 82 percent.
“The 86 percent reflects the sincere hard work of the schools and the students,” said Mobile County Public Schools Superintendent Martha Peek. “Certainly this is another exciting benchmark.”
But, Peek added, “We want to keep at the forefront that our ultimate goal is to graduate 90 percent by 2017.” Peek announced that new goal last year.
This cohort includes 3,445 graduates.
Mobile County Public Schools met a significant target this year as all 12 of its high schools have a graduation rate of more than 80 percent. Here is the school-by-school breakdown:
  • Baker, 93 percent
  • B.C. Rain, 91 percent
  • Blount, 81 percent
  • Bryant, 87 percent
  • Citronelle, 91 percent
  • Davidson, 90 percent
  • LeFlore, 86 percent
  • Mary G. Montgomery, 84 percent
  • Murphy, 88 percent
  • Theodore, 84 percent
  • Vigor, 83 percent
  • Williamson, 81 percent
Not only are more students graduating from high school, but they are also graduating college and career ready. According to the Alabama Department of Education, students are considered “college and career ready” if they meet at least one of these six criteria:
  • Benchmark on the ACT
  • Earn college credit through dual enrollment
  • Enlist in the military
  • Pass an Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exam
  • Benchmark on the ACT WorkKeys
  • Earn an industry-recognized career credential
Representatives from various high schools spoke of the progress Mobile County Public Schools has made in each of these areas during Monday’s announcement.
For example, 1,453 students took 2,715 Advanced Placement exams last year; nearly 1,000 students enrolled in dual-enrollment courses; and students earned 11,062 career credentials. In addition, the Class of 2015 earned $97 million in college scholarships, with one out of every three students receiving at least one offer.
For more information, contact: Rena Philips, Director of Communication, 221-6288.

Parents, Guardians, Faculty, Staff and Students thank you for your continued support of the John Will Media Center! Our collective purchasing power bought $1, 870.05 in books and materials from the Crane book fair! We received $791.13 in profit, $647.24 was received in brand NEW books!

Thank you again!





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      2016-2017 Daycare Vans for John Will Elementary School:  

  • Blessed Beginnings-343-0850
  • Boys/Girls Club-653-4429
  • Community Child Care & Development-
  • Fenchers Child Care-343-7178
  • Hope Academy-457-5323
  • Kidz World-447-2451
  • PFC Howard Johnson Academy- 345-9991
  • Quality Care-345-1151
  • Shirley's Fun Time-341-1691
  • Sunni Land-645-3664







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