Root Elementary School

WITS Tally: 10 years
Academic Years Ending With: 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983


2015 – 2016

Date of Visit: March 10 – 11 & 16 – 17, 2016
WITS Anthology Student Poets: Celeste, Ella, Gavin, Palmer Ayers, Vincent Bauer, Lucy Depper, Copeland Grya, Jake Haas, Emerson McElroy, Ava McMath, Zippora Starr, Melanie Villanueva,
WITS Magazine Student Poets: Pearson Bland, Chesney Carlton, Olive Carroll, Emmie Corbin, Zac Cox, Will Curry, Macklaine Easton, Benjamin Ganglaff, Everett Hall, Liam M., Maggie Massey, Liliana Pirani, True Sawyer, Brighton Smith
Faculty Sponsor: Marjo Burk & Spencer Pineda
Grade Levels: 3, 4
Appx. Number Students Served: 183
Visiting Writers: Caroline Beimford, Jacob Collum, Larissa Sprecher, Vicente Yepez
WITS Director: Megan Downey
Location: Fayetteville, AR


2014 – 2015

Date of Visit: April 1 – 2 & 6 – 7, 2016
WITS Anthology Student Poets: Anonymous, Belle, Laura Abigail, Bradshaw Cate, Addy Crawley, Eleanor Emis, Josh Haas, Thomas Hall, Hadley Humphry, Mia K., Mia Kieklak, Zain Malik, Jackson McClelland, Jeffrey Parette, Georgia Peters, Brighton Smith, Caroline Piper Wallace, Josie Whiteman
WITS Magazine Student Poets: Zane, Vincent Bauer, Natalie Bell, Evan Bland, Blaise Duell, Marska Fernando, Chase Gerhart, Georgia Griffin, Ella Marie Grissom, Julia Hapgood, Jordan Hertzbery, Jake Hoos, Caroline J., Anna Johnson, Gavin Looney, Xavier Lozer, Nathan M., Avery Redfern
Faculty Sponsor: Diane Carpenter
Grade Levels: 3, 4, 5
Appx. Number Students Served: 220
Visiting Writers: Cheyenne Autry, Cara Dees, Megan Downey, Michelle Myers, Julia Paganelli, Larissa Sprecher
WITS Director: Megan Downey
Location: Fayetteville, AR


2012 – 2013

Date of Visit: April 22 – 23, 2013
WITS Anthology Student Poets: Gracie Benham, Jillian Bonacci, Ely Caldwell, Isabella Compton, Kate Heinzelmann, Caroline Killian, Amelia Peters, Sophia, Rachel Stanford, Tori Thomson, Olivia Walsh, Eliza Williams
WITS Magazine Student Poets: Abbey Brandon, Allison Byars, Canon Capo, Abbey Chang, Emily Martini, Grace Meller, Larissa Morley, Earl Pittman, Mason Pleimann, Bella Riley, Miko Rutledge, Peyton Schratz
Faculty Sponsor: Diane Carpenter
Grade Levels: 3, 4, 5
Appx. Number Students Served: 200
Visiting Writers: Aran Donovan, Diana Reaves, Chris Tamigi, and Corrie Williamson
WITS Director: Adrian McBride
Location: Fayetteville, AR


2011 – 2012

WITS Anthology Student Poets: Savana Bastel, Jan Bobda, Brooks Farrah, Emily Furlow, Caroline Grage, Sophie Jane Green, Amella Hapgood, Holley Helms, Albert K., Sophia L., Thomas Leonard, Fletcher McSpadden, Luke Wisdom
Faculty Sponsor: Diane Carpenter
Visiting Writers: Stefan De La Garza, Stu Dearnley, Lizzie Paulus, and Jason Torrente
WITS Director: Nicole Nodi
Location: Fayetteville, AR


2010 – 2011

WITS Anthology Student Poets: Henry Aggus, Thomas Baker, Morgan Breer, Matthew Edwards, Kyle, Griffin Roach
Faculty Sponsor: Diane Carpenter
Visiting Writers: Erin Jones, Nicole Nodi, and John Scott
WITS Director: Corrie Williamson
Location: Fayetteville, AR