WSMS Principal Newsletter

October 26, 2022

Willow Parents,

This Red Ribbon Week has been a lot of fun! Monday we enjoyed Jersey Day, Tuesday was Western Day, today is Hawaiian shirt day, tomorrow is Band/Musician t shirt day, and Friday is spirit day. Your kids have really shown up and shown out on the spirit! Tomorrow (Thursday) will be Chick-Fil-A day here at Willow. Your student has to have money in their account to buy Chick-Fil-A, no charging will be allowed.

This Friday we will enjoy our first pep rally of the year. This will be a student only event due to fire code. We are looking forward to great participation from our students for this super fun event! Lastly, we are so proud of our theater arts students who are putting on shows of Willy Wonka on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Our students have really worked hard on this performance and they are all so excited for the show.

Please take a look at the rest of the information below for upcoming events at Willow Springs.

Chris Koder



Chick-Fil-A is coming to WSMS - October 27th

Chick-fil-A is on its Willow Springs that is!

Student Nutrition Services will be offering Chick-fil-A sandwiches during lunch on Thursday, October 27th. The sandwiches will be sold as a la carte only and will not be a part of a meal. Students will need to have funds available in their lunch account to purchase Chick-fil-A.

The two Chick-fil-A options will be:

· CFA Sandwich only for $5.75 each.

· CFA Combo (sandwich, Doritos, drink) for $6.75

Breaded Chicken is Cooked in 100% Refined Peanut Oil

Pep Rally - Friday, October 28

We will be having our first Pep Rally of the year this Friday. Below is the pep rally bell schedule. Unfortunately due to spacing, we will not be able to have Parents attend.

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 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.

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.

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.


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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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 ISD Pathfinder Program

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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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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


WSMS Garden Refresh - THANK YOU!

Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped out to refresh our gardens this past Saturday. If you were unable to're in luck. We have another opportunity coming up on November 12th. This is a great opportunity for NJHS members to receive service hours. Click here to sign up!

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


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.

October Nutrition Newsletter

Our October Nutrition Newsletter is available. The topic this month is 5 Game Day Foods That Will Score Big This Football Season. Please click here to view.


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!


10/25 - Football vs Wylie Burnett

7th Grade

Red Team: Won

Black Team: Won

8th Grade

Red Team: Won

Black Team: Won

10/17 - Volleyball vs Allen Curtis

7th Grade

A Team: Won

B Team: Won

C Team: Lost

8th Grade

A Team: Won

B Team: Lost

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 Yaeger 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



We are so thankful to have Mr. Koder as our Principal. Please take a moment and tell him how much we appreciate his leadership.
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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.

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.


District and Other News

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