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  • Peace cranes sent from art program to Hiroshima
  • Flags flew high at state with Color Guard win
  • ‘Ensuring a safe, healthy and happy learning environment’
  • Student safety is ‘number one goal’
  • Peace cranes sent from art program to Hiroshima
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    Peace cranes sent from art program to Hiroshima

    LeopardLife Elaina Johnson, staff writer; India Ingham, Graphics Editor; and Molly Martin, WSMS TV News

    May 4, 2018

    Some say peace begins with a person.  Here at Willow Springs, peace began with classrooms of art students who for more than two weeks created numerous, colorful paper cranes that draped and adorned the halls as a project led by art teacher Jenny Slaver. These cranes were later sent to Hiroshima...

    “We got to make a wish like they [Sadako] did and write it in the crane,” seventh-grader, Heidi Porter, said.

    -photo by india ingham, graphics editor

  • Flags flew high at state with Color Guard win

    Flags flew high at state with Color Guard win

    LeopardLife Mac Van Benthuysen, Margo Friloux, Bethany McTee, staff writers

    April 17, 2018

    With dazzling flags and twirling rifles, Color Guard wowed judges as the color guard scored first at the North Texas Color Guard Association Cadet Class on March 10 with their show titled “The River” with a score of 91.25. The show carried out a more serious tone compared to other cadet class sho...

  • ‘Ensuring a safe, healthy and happy learning environment’

    ‘Ensuring a safe, healthy and happy learning environment’

    LeopardLife Ally Harris, Bethany McTee, Staff Writers

    March 27, 2018

    With buzzing phones, sour candy, and flavored ICE drinks and Starbucks more prevalent in the halls earlier this year, the school administration brought a more focused enforcement of policies regarding food and beverage and cell phone usage  to make for a happy, healthy and clean environment.     ...

    Information on school policies and student expectations can be found in the WSMS student handbook. https://1.cdn.edl.io/fLvagH1CcPePPghWLOpv9caDjybSyX1KylzY9k2Y7VruJ36f.pdf

    - Olivia Lauter

  • Student safety is ‘number one goal’

    Student safety is ‘number one goal’

    LeopardLife Mathias Alling, staff writer

    February 21, 2018

    A group goes up to present to the class and all of a sudden, is interrupted as the fire alarm sounds and the whole class drops everything and the group misses their presentation. With fires, inclement weather, and other concerns, routine drills are tasked to ensure student safety school officials said in...

    -photo by Zayd Pearson

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Book fair benefits City House

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