WSMS Principal Newsletter

November 9, 2022

Willow Parents,


I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend. While this is a short week, it is such an important week as we observe Veteran's Day this Friday. This Friday, we will have a set up of America's White Table on our stage as a tribute to all of our staff and community members who have served our country. For those who served, we here at Willow Springs thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


As we head into Thanksgiving Break, it has been heartwarming to see our students signing pages of thanks to our staff members. I am so excited to be able to give these pages to our teachers as they head into Thanksgiving Break. We also would like to encourage our students to get all of their makeup work turned in before they go into break so that they not have a bunch of work hanging over their heads for break.

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As a reminder, 7th grade vision and hearing screenings are right around the corner. More information about that and many other items can be found below.



Chris Koder

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Celebration of Service

On Thursday November 10th, LHS would like to recognize and honor our community's Veterans and their families for their service. Please join us for dinner from 5:30 to 6:30, in the HS Commons.

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WSMS Yearbook Information

2022-2023 WSMS Yearbook - Deadline to order November 11th

The price of the 2023 yearbook will go up at midnight on Friday 11-11. This is your last chance to get the book at the current price, $50. By purchasing online you can pay in 3 installments.


Go to https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1700916/Willow-Springs-Middle-School/ and be sure to search for Willow Springs Middle School, Lucas, TX.


If purchasing for multiple campuses, double check your order to ensure you are buying at the correct campus for each child.



8th Grade Recognition 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.

http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01101585

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Lovejoy Letter Campaign

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WSMS Garden Refresh - Saturday, November 12th

This Saturday, November 12th is another to help out in the WSMS Garden. This is a great opportunity for NJHS members to receive service hours. Click here to sign up!


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

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7th Grade Hearing /Vision Screenings - November 14th and 15th

Monday, November 14th & Tuesday, November 15th, the WSMS nurse will be performing the required State Hearing/Vision screenings on all 7th grade students, through their Social Studies classes. If your child wears glasses or contacts, please make sure they wear them to school on those dates.

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WSMS Spelling Bee - Save The Date - November 17

The WSMS Spelling Bee will be on November 17th from 9:15-11, in the cafeteria. Parents are welcome to attend.

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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

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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.

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WSMS Athletics Information

Wrestling Tryout Information

Wrestling Tryout Information


1-on-1 Sport that teaches:


  • Self-discipline
  • Mental toughness
  • Body Awareness (useful in ALL Sports)
  • Personal responsibility
  • Integrity
  • Great Equalizer Sport (grouped by age and weight)



Starts @ 6:30AM in the Aux Gym. Come prepared with athletic clothes.


For questions, email Coach Espinoza, viviana_espinoza@lovejoyisd.net


Sign up for Wrestling with 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 https://lovejoyisd.rankonesport.com/New/Home.aspx 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 wsmsathletictrainer@gmail.com.

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WSMS PTO

NEW Info

Our next PTO membership meeting is November 17th at 10am.

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Landscape & Garden Help

A big thank you to everyone who came out last Saturday and helped work in our garden. We have one more opportunity on November 12th. Please click here for more info.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f49a9af2ca1f49-wsms


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District and Other News

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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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