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Stormy springtime safety solutions

Stormy springtime safety solutions

LeopardLife Melody Quintero, Campus Life Editor

March 9, 2016


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For some, rainy days are filled with relaxation and sleep. For others, storms are a bit more exciting and dangerous. When bad weather hits during school, students know how to stay safe. The day started off with thunder and lightning, but life continued as normal. The buses for the WSMS swimmers were dri...

Eighth-grader Nathan York competes in state geography bee

Eighth-grader Nathan York competes in state geography bee

LeopardLife Gaby Garcia, Managing Editor

March 9, 2016


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On Jan. 26, the Geography Bee took place in the WSMS library. Eighth-grader Nathan York walked out of the library with a winning smile on his face. Thanks to this accomplishment, York travels to Austin, Texas for the state Geography Bee. “The geography is a really fun event and I didn't know it exis...

Students awarded for outstanding results in UIL competition

Students awarded for outstanding results in UIL competition

LeopardLife Kelsey Carroll, Real World editor

March 9, 2016


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On Saturday, Feb. 27, the bus of competing students departed Willow Springs at 6:30 a.m. to compete in UIL events 8:00 a.m. in Coppell. Buses returned back to WSMS later that evening with students aboard, some being academic champions while WSMS placed second at the meet. From strategizing in chess...

Two girls, two dogs

Two girls, two dogs

LeopardLife Lia Hopkinson, Staff Writer

March 8, 2016


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

“Sit. Down. Stay.” These are words often not heard on a school campus.  However, at Willow Springs, two students often use these words and more  in giving commands. This year, there are two girls at Willow Springs that are in the process of training guide dogs for the blind that learn many comma...

PSAT brings readiness to students

PSAT brings readiness to students

LeopardLife Tyler Brucher, Staff Writer and Lily Hager, Editor-in-Cheif

March 3, 2016


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While college seems like a dream far into the future for most students, it is approaching at a fast pace, and with that comes the tests to get into college. Texas A&M, University of North Texas, and Texas Tech are only three of many favorite universities students are preparing for, and the eighth g...

Author P.J. Hoover inspires students about their future

LeopardLife Shae Daughtery, photographer, and Lily Hager, Editor in chief

March 2, 2016


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First-ever Willow Springs Career Day set for April 6

First-ever Willow Springs Career Day set for April 6

LeopardLife Melody Quintero, Campus Life editor

February 26, 2016


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From agriculture to engineering to dance, there is a career for everybody and while middle schools students are teenagers now, it is never too early to start learning and  planning toward goals for one day, school officials said. With this in mind, the school is conducting the first-ever Career Day on W...

Theatre students bring tears to stage

Theatre students bring tears to stage

LeopardLife Hannah D'Iorio, Assistant Editor

February 25, 2016


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Theatre OAP students are back in action again with a new production, directed by Donella DiPasquale and Su Carnes. The show is called "And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson", and was performed on February 18th  and 19th and will also be performed on the 25th in Willow Springs’ cafeteria. ...

Students are awarded for outstanding effort in school

Students are awarded for outstanding effort in school

LeopardLife Maddie Konecny, staff writer

February 25, 2016


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During the week of Feb. 15, the Honor Roll award ceremonies took place. Seventh grade had theirs on Tuesday, and eighth grade had theirs on Thursday. The awards were held in the gym before school. Parents were invited to come and watch while the students were being honored for their hard work. Awards...

Math counts contestants learn and are excited for years to come

LeopardLife Melody Quintero, Campus Life editor, and Carter Satterwhite, Staff Writer

February 24, 2016


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Crunching numbers and finding X might not pound hearts for some, but to others, it is of the most exciting ways to spend their time. These students got to express their love of math at a nationwide middle school mathematics competition called Mathcounts at UTD in Dallas, Texas on February 6. Nine G...

Winter pep rally brings students to their feet

LeopardLife Zoe Allison, Photo Editor

February 23, 2016


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Lovejoy hits a home run in PTA Reflections competition

Lovejoy hits a home run in PTA Reflections competition

LeopardLife Kelsey Carroll, Real World editor

February 22, 2016


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From planning complex dances, to writing a sonnet, the PTA Reflections competition encompasses any and all skills. This year, five students from WSMS will have the chance to present their work at the state level. Although the most common subject to enter a piece under is Literature, each of the five finalists enter...

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