WSMS Principal Newsletter

October 12, 2022

Willow Parents,

Next week we would like to invite you to our second installment of Coffee With the Principal. We will be addressing topics that are the "hard to ask questions" about middle school. We encourage you to send us some questions beforehand privately, through the form below and we can address those concerns without parents having to ask in front of everyone. We know that there are some unique challenges that middle schoolers face and we want you as parents to have as much information as you can to help navigate these special years. We look forward to seeing you on October 19th at 9:30 here at Willow Springs to take part in that conversation!

Chris Koder



Report Cards - Q1

Report Cards for the first 9 weeks have been finalized in PowerSchool. Please know you can check PowerSchool periodically to stay up to date on your student’s grades throughout each grading period. If you have any questions or concerns after viewing your child's grades at any point, please contact the applicable teacher.

Once you have logged into PowerSchool (through a desktop computer/laptop), please follow the steps below to access the screen which shows your child’s Quarter 1 grades:

1. On the left hand side of the screen, click on the 5th option down - "Report Card".

2. If you have more than one student, you will click on the students tab at the top of the page then follow step 1.

Lovejoy ISD Pathfinder Program

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Willow Springs Middle School Performing Arts Presents: Willy Wonka JR.

Audiences just can’t resist the delicious adventures of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory! Join us as we light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. presented by Willow Springs Middle School!

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy!

The show offers classic and beloved songs such as “The Candy Man”, “The Oompa Loompa Song”, and “Pure Imagination.” From dancing Oompa Loompas, to swimming down a chocolate river, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. Chocolate Factory is a fun-loving musical for the entire family. It features a range of lovable characters to express the important message that nothing is truly impossible.

This “scrumdiddlyumptious” musical is guaranteed to delight everyone's imagination! Come on this captivating adventure with us on October 27- 29, 2022 at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Tickets go on sale October 17, 2022 are only available through the Lovejoy Fine Arts Virtual Box Office: We encourage our audiences to buy in advance for the best seating options.

Head on down to the Lovejoy High School Auditorium at 2350 Estates Parkway, Lucas, Texas.

Don’t forget to bring your sweet tooth!

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Lovejoy Letter Campaign

It’s that time of year again to celebrate our amazing teachers and staff with our Lovejoy Letter Writing Campaign! Many of you are familiar with this beloved tradition, but for those of you who are not, it is the time of year when current and past students and parents write appreciation letters for each of our teachers and staff members across the district.

The letters do not have to be elaborate or lengthy. The goal is just for people to write a note of thanks to show gratitude to their teachers, the staff and administration in our district. It is an opportunity for us to take the time to let each person who makes a difference for us throughout the school day know how much we value them.

Please clearly label the envelope with the staff/teacher’s name and LLC (Lovejoy Letter Campaign) and return the letter to the box located in the designated area at your school no later than Friday November 11th.

The letter writing campaign has become such a meaningful tradition in our district. We really appreciate your time and effort to help us tell our teachers and staff thank you for all that they do!

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General Attendance Information

Please click here for updated communication regarding attendance so you know what process the district will follow to communicate with you about your child’s attendance throughout the year.


Coffee with Mr. Koder

We’re excited for the upcoming Coffee with Mr. Koder next Wednesday the 19th at 9:30am! He will talk about life as a middle schooler and things he is seeing at Willow Springs. There’s still time to submit your questions, just click the link below.


Red Ribbon Week

October 24-28

October 24-28 we will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week. Here is the link for the dress up days. We encourage everyone to participate and join in the fun!

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SAVE THE DATE - WSMS Garden Refresh

We're in need of volunteers on the following dates to help put down compost and mulch in the WSMS Garden. This is a great opportunity for NJHS members to receive service hours. Be on the lookout for a sign up, but as of right now, just SAVE THE DATE!

October 22 - 9 a.m.-Noon (compost)

November 12 - 9 a.m.-Noon (mulch)


Lost & Found

Our Lost & Found is quickly becoming full. Please encourage your student to take a look through the items and claim what is theirs. Any items left will be donated on Friday, October 14th.


Classroom Conversations - Updated

We have enjoyed getting to speak to the kids on Monday through our Classroom Conversations.

For the second quarter our focus will be on: Caring. This will include how to show kindness, compassion, and patience.

Please reach out to your student's counselor if you have any questions.

Kelly Collins - 7th Grade

Carey Miller - 8th Grade


8th Grade Recognition Ads in Yearbook

All 8th grade recognition ads must be paid for, created, and submitted online by Friday November 11th at midnight. With your student’s recognition ad in mind, now is the time to start collecting photos and preparing a plan for your 8th grade recognition ad. You can use the direct link below to purchase and create.


Campus Information and Reminders

PowerSchool App

The PowerSchool app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. You use the same PowerSchool online login. Enter the District code NJBC.

LISD Calendar

Please go here for LISD calendars.


Athletics Information

Middle School Sports Tickets

To purchase a ticket for this week's HOME games, please click here.


Concessions are back at all sporting events. Make sure you stop by while attending a game!


Football vs Allen Ereckson

7th Grade

Red Team: Won

Black Team: Won

8th Grade

Red Team: Won

Black Team: Won

Volleyball vs Wylie McMillan

7th Grade

A Team: Won

B Team: Won

C Team: Won

8th Grade

A Team: Won

B Team: Won

C Team: Won


GIRLS Basketball Tryouts

7th Grade 4:15 p.m.—5:30 p.m.

8th Grade 7:15 a.m.—8:30 am

November 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

You will not be able to try out a PHYSICAL & all online RANKONE FORMS COMPLETE. You must attend all tryout days.

Contact Coach Davis for questions

Sign Up using the Link:

Sign Up using the QR Code

BOYS Basketball Tryouts

8th Grade 4:15 p.m.—5:30 p.m.

7th Grade 7:15 a.m.—8:30 am

October 26, 27, and 28

You will not be able to try out a PHYSICAL & all online RANKONE FORMS COMPLETE. You must attend all tryout days.

Contact Coach Goggans for questions

Sign Up using the Link:

Sign Up using the QR Code:

Athlete Physical Information

Online athletic forms are online and ready to be completed for the 2022-2023 school year. Please go to set up your account, and fill out the forms. The physical forms are now available for athletes to pick up. Players may get one at the front office of WSMS, or print one by clicking here.

Any and all online paperwork questions should be directed to Steve Smith at 469-742-8411 or



Leopard drive is our annual fundraiser that allows the PTO to fund great programs and events all year long and to show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate them. All donations stay right here at Willow Springs. Please consider donating by clicking the below graphic.


District and Other News

Community News

The Lovejoy ISD Community News Page includes news from our schools, programs, booster clubs, student organizations, Foundation for Lovejoy Schools, community, and more. Check back often for up-to-date news on events and activities.
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