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Three students mapped and conquered the geography bee

Three students mapped and conquered the geography bee

LeopardLife Sam Walton and Jacob Parkinson, staff writers, Campus Life Editor

January 24, 2017


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While most students know what country is between Mexico and Canada, they may not correctly identify all nations of the world.  However, with the Geography Bee students learn, no matter the grade, to answer questions about geography all around the world. Winners of the WSMS Geography Bee were: 1st ...

Calling all coders: UT Dallas offers coding classes

LeopardLife Arushi Gupta, Staff Writer

January 18, 2017


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This year for the first time, WSMS and UT Dallas are offering students the opportunity to learn how to code. Students will be learning how to use JavaScript in order to draw and create animations.The students will be using Khan Academy’s JavaScript environment to create their designs by coding. All...

Eighth grade remembers those affected by the Holocaust

Eighth grade remembers those affected by the Holocaust

LeopardLife Taylor Crosby, managing editor

January 11, 2017


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Eighth-graders will be receiving an exclusive glance in the past when they depart school campus for their yearly trip to the Holocaust Museum of Dallas. The trip will be divided into two separate days, Monday, Feb. sixth, and Tuesday, Feb. seventh. All of Mrs. Snodgrass’ classes and Mrs. Rogers’ firs...

S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G B-E-E Buzzes into Action

S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G  B-E-E Buzzes into Action

LeopardLife Jackson Willard and Will Carder, Assistant Editor and Staff Writer

December 5, 2016


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Jacobean. The winning word that seventh-grader Justin Larimer spelled to win the 2016-2017 WSMS Spelling Bee was Jacobean. "We had another great competition this year, with a lot of great spellers. It is always so fun to watch students who have studied and prepared for the Bee competition do so well.  I am prou...

Flapjacks for Finals

Flapjacks for Finals

December 5, 2016


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Come join us for free pancakes on Monday, December 12.

NJHS gives back with annual Thanksgiving Box Drive

NJHS gives back with annual Thanksgiving Box Drive

LeopardLife Arushi Gupta, staff writer

November 18, 2016


Filed under Campus Life

As leave change colors, temperatures drop, and soon and one of the first American holidays will be celebrated honoring thankfulness. With another Thanksgiving approaching, NJHS is conducting their annual Thanksgiving Box Drive to help the Allen Community Outreach give food to families in our community....

Hands for Hope asks students and area to stuff stockings for the homeless

Hands for Hope asks students and area to stuff stockings for the homeless

LeopardLife Erika Jenkins, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016


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While most Lovejoy students unwrap presents and open their stockings, kids all over the world and in the Collin County community have nothing on Christmas morning. Presents might be a small thing, but they can turn an entire awful day, week, even month around, students in the Hands4Hope club said the...

Battle of the Books begins Nov. 15

Battle of the Books begins Nov. 15

LeopardLife Dinah Thadikonda, Staff Writer

November 15, 2016


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Seven teams, four books, multiple questions, and one winner. The Battle of the Books competition challenges  participants knowledge of a book, 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 the...

Science goes to Costa Rica

Science goes to Costa Rica

LeopardLife Lindsey Hughes, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


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In the summer of 2017, Willow Springs Middle School students will travel to Costa Rica to zipline through a rainforest canopy, hike through a cloud forest, ride the rapids, and of course, learn about science. Marilyn Allen, a WSMS science teacher, is leading the students on the seven-day program. The...

Career Day helps students develop ideas for their future professions.

Career Day helps students develop ideas for their future professions.

LeopardLife Arushi Gupta, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


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On Nov. 2, WSMS hosted their second Career Day. Career Day gives middle schoolers the chance to sit down with professionals and get an idea of what they want to do in the future. “I think Career Day helps students in that these are the years where students are starting to really become their own...

To Dab or not to Dab at Dance

To Dab or not to Dab at Dance

LeopardLife Arushi Gupta, staff writer

October 20, 2016


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  On Friday, October 7 from 4:30 to 6:30, the  cafeteria was transformed into a Hawaiian dance floor. There were dozens of students standing in lines in the courtyard eager to go inside and have fun with their friends. At the dance, most students were dancing, smiling, and having fun. ...

Seeing RED about drugs

Seeing RED about drugs

LeopardLife Jackson Willard, Managing Editor

October 19, 2016


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

  Red Ribbon Week ties up the school next week beginning Oct. 24 with a week-long message for being a drug and alcohol-free. Having fun and supporting drug-free at WSMS uses this whole week to celebrate and raise awareness about the harms of drugs. The  PALS (Peer Assistance Leadership Skills)...

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