For the last two weeks, Arvest Bank has been celebrating the opening of its newest location at 3184 E. Sunshine in Springfield, Mo. They’ll be continuing the celebration through the month of April. For a calendar of events, click here. This week, the branch will wind up the Support Your School event featuring the final participating school. Read on to learn about the school we are highlighting this week and how you can help raise money for that school and possibly win an iPad in the process!
Last but not least, this week’s featured school is Wilder Elementary. Fifteen anything-but-ordinary classroom teachers lead 339 students to reaching their hightest potential. Dr. Jason Steingraber is the principal of Wilder Elementary and is responsible for ensuring that the school lives up to its mission—“The Wilder community works together to provide a supportive learning environment where all students succeed.”
“Community is very important to us. Without the support of our community, both in these walls and in their homes, these children would not be where they are today,” said Dr. Steinberger. Over 3000 volunteer hours each year reflect the strong support and commitment of parents and the community to the education of Wilder’s students.
Wilder Elementary School opened in 1964 and is located in the southeast portion of the city, directly across the street from Glendale High School. The facility expanded in 1992 by adding new classrooms, a computer room, and a library, reflecting the continued growth of the area. Wilder has a proud tradition of dedicated staff members, energetic students, and active parent involvement.
Wilder Elementary School is located at 2526 S. Hillsboro Ave. in Springfield. You can reach Wilder at 417-523-5300. To learn more, visit http://sps.k12.mo.us/wilder/.
So, want a chance to win a new iPad and help out Wilder Elementary School in the process? The week of April 9th, we will be highlighting Wilder Elementary at our new Sunshine Branch. When you go into the branch to register to win a new iPad, you can choose Wilder (or one of the other two schools being highlighted) and Arvest Bank will donate a dollar to the school of your choice. Maximum of $2,000 will be donated to each school. Only one entry per person. For more information, call our Sunshine Branch at 417-885-7270.