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Students get a new advisory as the new semester starts off

Selene Thompson, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

After winter break, WSMS advisory classes changed and since then, students have been adjusting to the change in their schedule. “The administrators felt the change in advisory would be a nice change for teachers and students alike -- a change of scenery, a chance to get to know other students an...

March music madness: Students prepare for UIL

Alissa Chang, Co-Editor

February 3, 2020

Each year in March, WSMS music programs compete at UIL, and throughout the years, they won the sweepstakes award many times. “The purpose of UIL contest is to determine if students are developing the fundamental skills needed to play an instrument,” said Martha Ball, WSMS band director. The...

WSMS Books to Read

Angelina Wang, Leopard Life Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Lately, some WSMS students had a hard time picking what they want to read because of the wide variety of genres in the library. “Masterminds is a book about a couple of kids who find out the secrets of the government. I really like the cliffhangers in the book,” said Hunter Hayward, 8. Mast...

Visual art is off to a new start

Presley Zadorozny and Libby Johnson

December 13, 2019

Just two months into the 2019-2020 school year and students are loving the art program because of the new teacher's fresh approach to teaching. “I love getting to see young kids express their passion for art,” said Cassidy Fuller, WSMS art teacher.  Ms. Cass is new to Lovejoy ISD and teac...

New teachers at WSMS

Zaina Waheed, Leopard Life Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

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Turkey Trot

Michael Malka, Leopard Life Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Americans across the country have been taking part in the annual Turkey Trot for over a century, raising money for different charities through donating and racing. Willow Springs held its very own Turkey Trot  on Nov. 20. All students participated in the run. The top five male and female competi...

Future jobs are a concern in the world, how are WSMS students preparing?

Christian Giordano and Luke Wright

December 13, 2019

WSMS hosted their annual Career Day on Wednesday, Nov. 6 to introduce students to possible future career paths with presenters throughout the school. “Career day was a good use of the day because we got to learn about things that really matter,” said Joshua Gapp, 8. Many parents of student...

Count on MATHCOUNTS to make learning fun

Alissa Chang, Leopard Life Co Editor

December 13, 2019

In early January 2020, students can compete on a school-wide level to make the WSMS MATHCOUNTS team which will compete at the chapter competition. “MATHCOUNTS creates programs that build problem-solving skills and positive attitudes about math, so students embrace challenges and expand their academic a...

New teachers and staff at WSMS (part 2)

Zaina Waheed, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

https://infogram.com/370fa698-f3d0-4811-a5c9-6e71679b0cb2

Fall Band Concert

Michael Malka, Leopard Life Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

WSMS hosted a Fall Band Concert on September 30 at LHS from 6:30-7:30 to show off their talented members. “The students played very well!  They had an excellent grasp on all the notes and rhythms, and they played with appropriate style for each piece as well.  They played with great dynamics and it...

Willow Springs Orchestra compete in the All-Region Competition

Luke Wright, Leopard Life Co Editor

November 4, 2019

Lovejoy ISD held several of their top orchestra performers to audition for this year’s All-Region at Allen High School on October 19. “I think we can do really well this year because we are more prepared than last year and have more people auditioning,” said Alex Simpkins, 8. Last year 4...

WSMS presents: “Annie Jr.”

Presley Zadorozny and Libby Johnson

November 4, 2019

The WSMS theatre program is producing a new musical, “Annie,” directed by Lisa Nalls and will perform Nov. 14-16 at the LHS auditorium. “I think of “Annie” as sort of an “Aladdin” story. Like “Aladdin”, “Annie” has the theme of rising above and finding your inner worth, no matter ...

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