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WSMS once more honors the tragedy at West

WSMS once more honors the tragedy at West

LeopardLife Claire Ridgeway, Photo Editor

April 17, 2014


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A student honors West, the school we helped out and raised money for. Mrs. Bettge, the one in charge of organizing Workout for West, wears her shirt to honor West. On the back of her shirt is a giant logo for what West and represents what we raised money for....

Fine arts finish UIL triumphantly

LeopardLife Vivien Zhou, Staff Writer

March 13, 2014


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Many schools around the country go to UIL and come back, defeated, but not Willow Springs Middle School. The theater, choir, and orchestra competed and received first place, while setting standards for future Willow Springs students. “I enjoy [UIL] because [this competition] gives you more of an...

Learning CPR: What’s the big deal?

LeopardLife Hannah Ortega, Assistant Editor

March 5, 2014


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“Have a heart and save another’s heart” was a message delivered to students on February 14 in the activities of Healthy Heart Day. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, saves lives every year, and anyone can learn how. But many often ask, “Why is it so important to know CPR?” Most CPR situations...

Physio-ball chairs comfort students

LeopardLife Katie Felton and Vivien Zhou, Staff Writers

February 25, 2014


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The gym has come to the classroom with new seats and other equipment in the CAT and one math class.  Physio-balls attached to chairs have been placed to aid students in being more comfortable and happy while doing their work. Recently, the school administrators have added physio-balls in both the...

Theatre Production class prepares for One Act Play

LeopardLife Mary Catherine Wells, Editor-in-Chief

February 24, 2014


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The timer starts as the group of actors and tech rush onto the stage to get ready to compete their play A Girl Called Opal. They have only 40 minutes to perform, and that is one of the many rules that are set for OAP, or One Act Play, competitions. Actors and tech said the OAP rules lend to the co...

Band, Choir, and Orchestra take UIL by storm

LeopardLife Vivien Zhou, Staff Writer

February 4, 2014


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Every year, Willow Springs competes in UIL for band, orchestra, and choir. At Sloan Creek, the musical classes have mostly won very good scores for this school. The students will again, prepare for the upcoming competition in April. “I am excited for UIL and I like the songs that we are playing...

Suicide prevention sweeps over WSMS

LeopardLife Kaitlin Whitmer, Staff Writer

February 3, 2014


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As a child, tag was a joyous game with little importance except for having fun. But now, it can save a life. “[What] we really want kids to take away is ‘TAG You’re It!’ [T] stands for take it seriously, A stands for ask questions, and G stands for get help,” said Kay Bordelon, WSMS counselor. In...

Time for some cookies!

Time for some cookies!

LeopardLife Grant Durow, Website Editor

January 22, 2014


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With Girl Scout Cookies being sold all across the school, many students have debated which cookies is best. This survey is here to settle some arguments and find out which baked good reigns supreme!

Every drip counts

Every drip counts

LeopardLife Gracie Sutherland, Staff Writer

January 21, 2014


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Last semester eighth grader Carly Johnson entered a video contest for Red Ribbon Week and with your votes she won $2,500. Carly has recently entered another video called every drip counts into a contest based on water conservation. The money from the first contest is being spent on a 3D printer, but...

Sweater Weather

LeopardLife Abbie Omotayo, Staff Writer

December 13, 2013


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As the seasons come and go everyone has their own unique style. This winter WSMS students will be bundling up in jackets, coats, sweaters, and scarves.  Some would rather be warm, and others want to be fashionable, why not both? For example long coats provide warmth and style throughout the winter season....

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