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WSMS, meet Dr. Rodgers

WSMS, meet Dr. Rodgers

LeopardLife Will Doig, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


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Dr. James Rodgers is new to Lovejoy and is the assistant principal at WSMS. His accomplishments as an assistant principal in New York, to an at-the-bottom developer of the game ICIVICS, Dr. Rodgers pounced on the opportunity to work for a nationally known school in Lovejoy and become the new assistant prin...

It would be Scary not to have a yearbook…

It would be Scary not to have a yearbook…

October 13, 2017


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Spiders. Midnight. Scary. Not having a yearbook.... scarier On Oct. 27 at Midnight the howling begins... Yearbook prices increase. Yet, another scary thought. So, order now and save at Jostensyearbooks.com...

Eighth grade swipes pep rally Spirit Stick

Eighth grade swipes pep rally Spirit Stick

LeopardLife Photo's by: Sydney Stout, Olivia Lauter, and Adam Mendelson

October 13, 2017


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Briefly – WSMS students to DANCE the night away

LeopardLife Lindsey Hughes, Managing Editor

September 29, 2017


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Students are starting to pick their favorite college sports team to dress for the “Back to School” dance at WSMS. The dance will take place September 29 with college sports as the theme. The dance starts after school from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Students are free to talk, snack, and dance to music...

Students prepare to face off in Battle of the Books

Students prepare to face off in Battle of the Books

LeopardLife Parker Post, Managing Editor

September 28, 2017


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Seven teams, four books, multiple questions, but only one winner. The Battle of the Books competition challenges participants’ knowledge of books, thinking and analyzing skills, memory, and ability to quickly state the answer before any of the other teams in order to win the prize. The Battle of...

Students collect $1,726 for Harvey victims

Students collect $1,726 for Harvey victims

LeopardLife Ailsa Kokoricha, Editor-in-Chief

September 7, 2017


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PALS, a student organization on campus, has launched a fundraiser to assist those who have been affected in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The hurricane swept across the coast of Texas, dropping feet of water on the low-lying city of Houston. Many people lost their homes in the hurricane, and for some, it ...

Solar Eclipse shines LIGHT on new school year

Solar Eclipse shines LIGHT on new school year

LeopardLife Lindsey Hughes and Parker Post, Managing Editors LeopardLife, Grace Milliken, WSMS Video News

August 25, 2017


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  Students said the new school year looks so bright, they had to wear shades - literally.  While most students pack new school supplies, on Monday students added one other new item - protective eyewear/shades to view the Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21, the first day of school.   ...

SCHOOL BELL RINGS August 21

SCHOOL BELL RINGS August 21

LeopardLife Staff Report

July 20, 2017


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Before the first school bell rings on August 21 marking the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year at Willow Springs Middle School, students can walk their schedules and get to know their teachers during Walk the Springs on August 18. Also to begin preparation for classes, a school supplies list is...

Wardrobe challenged?

LeopardLife Emma Gapp and Parker Post, Staff Writers

May 12, 2017


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  With increased temps and summer slipping in, students rack their closet with the newest and trending fashions. From sailor stripes to denim on denim, and from bomber jackets to camouflage, both girls and boys prepare for summer with new clothing. However, some students said they find fittin...

Pop Show steals the stage

LeopardLife Lindsey Hughes, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017


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Lights will flash and music will boom as the choir performers at WSMS sing and dance to songs from far back and to songs enjoyed today at the 2017 Pop Show, “Sing, Now and Then”. On Monday, May 15, the choir students will fill the stage at Lovejoy High school to start the show. The students will...

LeopardLife earns Star Award – wins in 34 events

LeopardLife earns Star Award – wins in 34 events

April 26, 2017


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The WSMS student newspaper, LeopardLife, received another Bronze Star Award, recognizing the top 10 percent of publications across Texas at the state journalism ILPC (UIL) spring convention April 21-23 at the University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, students' work from publications at Willow ...

School strives to be compassionate

LeopardLife Chisom Okrafor, Ryan Wang, and Lindsey Hughes, Staff Writers

April 21, 2017


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Empathy, pity, charity, and humanity are all associated with compassion as the ability to sympathize with another’s feelings and act upon it. “{Compassion is} having nice, kind, caring feelings towards one another,” said Blake Slaughter, 8th grade boy. “Everyone should express compassion to...

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