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Two students accept the Principal Awards

Two students accept the Principal Awards

LeopardLife Audrey McCaffity, Staff Writer

June 1, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

Throughout the year, teachers and administrators look for students exemplifying the Lovejoy Graduate Profile, a group of traits that Lovejoy students strive to show, and this all leads to the Principal’s Award. The Principal’s Award is given out to the two eighth-grade students, one boy and one gi...

WSMS chooses Top 5 events of the year

WSMS chooses Top 5 events of the year

LeopardLife Mac Van Benthuysen and Ally Harris, Staff Writers

May 31, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

Solar Eclipse: On August 21, the first day of school, students had the opportunity to witness a Solar Eclipse. This was a rare and memorable day for the students as a total solar eclipse only occurs in the same location every 372 years. Everyone was on a rotation to go outside on the first day of scho...

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...

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