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LeopardLife takes state and national awards

LeopardLife takes state and national awards

May 9, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

WSMS Video News also earned top honors

Peace cranes sent from art program to Hiroshima

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


Filed under Showcase, WSMS Video Spot News

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...

Music to the judges’ ears

Music to the judges’ ears

LeopardLife Anthony Morgello, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

The musical UIL competition, one of the various ratings of skill and proficiency in the musical electives, has been the focus for the three musical fine arts departments for five months. The event determines the rating and quality of the band, choir, or orchestra. UIL is a time for all fine arts to showcase ...

Balancing Act

Balancing Act

LeopardLife Ally Harris and Bethany McTee, Staff Writers

March 30, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

Some students say a lack of balance or losing focus between too many activities can impact their grades. However, while some have tough times each academic year, others use strategies to keep themselves focused. “Students can better prepare for tests by studying for five to 10 minutes each night...

Festival showcased possibilities of STEM

Festival showcased possibilities of STEM

LeopardLife Mathias Alling, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math first festival provided a time to showcase the possibilities of what can be done in STEM. The STEM festival, earlier this month on March 3 at Lovejoy High School delivered a variety of things from working a 3D printer to controlling a robot. STEM...

OAP aims to net “I Never Saw Another Butterfly”

OAP aims to net “I Never Saw Another Butterfly”

February 14, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

“I Never Saw Another Butterfly,” by Celeste Raspanti will be performed by the theatre department for the UIL One Act Play competition on March 3. This Holocaust play is based on the book created by poems and drawings from the children in Terezin.  This Holocaust play centers around Raja, one of the children ...

Taking matters to heart saves lives

Taking matters to heart saves lives

LeopardLife Audrey McCaffity, Bethany McTee and Alexandra Harris, Staff Writers

January 19, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

Having a happy heart. Taking matters to heart. Getting to the heart of an issue. These idioms often show individuals just how important the heart is when taken literally. One message, involving Friday’s dance, is clear: having a healthy heart, saves lives. -courtesy photo Proceeds from Friday's soci...

Dance and tournament Friday to benefit American Heart Association

Dance and tournament Friday to benefit American Heart Association

LeopardLife Mckinley Van Benthuysen adn Margo Friloux, Staff Writers

January 18, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

On Friday the 19, WSMS hosts a 3v3 tournament and a winter social after the tournament. From 4:30-6pm is the tournament and after social starts from 6-8 pm, The 3v3 is to raise money for The American Heart Association. The cost to get into the 3v3 is $10 per person that ends up being $30 per team. To ...

Firefighters and students respond to local fire Monday

Firefighters and students respond to local fire Monday

LeopardLife Sam Walton, Raegan Cox, McKinley Van Benthuysen with, Carson Parks, WSMS video spot news

December 13, 2017


Filed under Real World/Community, WSMS Video Spot News

Carson Parks, WSMS video news Fire broke at an area Lucas barn on Dec. 11 in the Cimarron neighborhood in what took 60 responders to extinguish. No major injuries were reported, although some minor burns were received. “No firefighters (were) injured. A couple of residents received minor burns but refuse...

Focusing on upcoming finals

Focusing on upcoming finals

LeopardLife Bethany McTee and Ahmed Bouafif, Staff Writers

December 11, 2017


Filed under Campus Life

With heads dropping onto homework, pulling all-nighters to try and ace a test, studying can be stressful some students said.. But if one knows the right way to do it, then it could be a very simple school officials agree. Students overviewed a priorities checklist and took a self-test  during advisory...

The BUZZ around the bee

The BUZZ around the bee

LeopardLife Anthony Morgello and Nicole George, staff writers

November 14, 2017


Filed under Campus Life

Classrooms buzz in preparation for the competition, but this one is not about strength, but rather of knowledge. Being held in the cafeteria on Nov. 16 is the WSMS spelling bee. Students are challenged with some words they might know and others they have never seen before. This spelling bee will be...

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