Family Access

If you have forgotten your Family Access information, please contact the Willow River Main Office at (715) 377-3880.

Daily Announcements

Willow Walk - June 3, 2016

Students are currently participating in the PowerUp School Challenge. This challenge engages and inspires kids to PowerUp their bodies with fruits, veggies and physical activity. As a culmination to these fun-filled weeks and as a kick-off to an active summer, Willow River Elementary students will be participating in the 3rd Annual Willow Walk.

The Willow Walk will be taking place on our last day of school, Friday, June 3rd. For this exciting event, all Willow River students and staff will be walking down to Lakefront Park and back. Students and staff will be meeting on the playground at 9:30 a.m. to kick-off this event and, upon return, receiving a healthy snack and an end-of-the-walk surprise. The estimated return time is 11:00 a.m.

A signed permission slip is required for students to participate. Please click here for a copy of the permission slip.

Family Vacation Requests

Whenever possible, family vacations should be taken when school is not in session. When circumstances require a student to miss school for a family vacation, the parent/guardian must notify the school prior to the absence and complete the Family Vacation Request form. Failure to notify the school through the Family Vacation Request form and/or make up work missed may result in an unexcused absence.

Family Vacation Request Form

Willow River Elementary School Receives High Ranking from Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Willow River Elementary continues to exceed expectations, according to the most recent report card issued by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. All schools in the Hudson School District have continued their high rankings by exceeding or significantly exceeding expectations on the recently released Wisconsin School Report Cards.

To view Willow River Elementary School's report card, click here.

Check out the Willow River Parent Group website!

Just Moved? Not sure what school your child will be attending? Check your address using the link below.

Student Transportation Information and Form

Please use the link below to submit a request for student busing.

Lunch/Recess Schedule

Kindergarten 11:15-12:00
First Grade 11:30-12:15
Second Grade 12:00-12:45
Third Grade 11:45-12:30
Fourth Grade 12:30-1:15
Fifth Grade 12:15-1:00

School Lunch Cost 
Elementary Student  $2.00
Adult $3.15              
Milk  $.35
Snack  $.50 

Students eat lunch first, then go to recess. You are invited to come and eat lunch with your child. If you are joining us for lunch, please send a note in the morning with your choice or call the Main Office so we have enough food for everyone! 
(See link for Lunch menu below.)

From the Principal

Welcome to the Willow River webpage! Willow River Elementary is situated in the heart of the beautiful historic center of Hudson. Through the work of a dedicated, hard working staff and an active parent group, Willow River Elementary creates an educational environment that allows students to thrive by embracing best educational practices, philosophies and beliefs with a global vision.
We look forward to working with our families and community in our effort of raising student learning through a great year filled with an abundance of teamwork. I am looking forward to working with you. Come join our learning community.
Educationally Yours,
Kimberly Osterhues
“When you know that someone believes in you, it makes it easier to believe in yourself”

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 25
2nd Grade Field Trip
Target Field - Twins Baseball Game
9:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
Thursday, May 26
Track & Field Day

4th Grade

EP Rock Field

Friday, May 27
Kindergarten Celebration

2:00 p.m.


Monday, May 30
Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 31
Track & Field Day


5th Grade

EP Rock Track