WSMS Principal Newsletter

October 19, 2022

Willow Springs Parents,


We hope that you all are having an absolutely fantastic week. I know we are here at Willow Springs. I wanted to take a moment to share some reminders about Friday. As you know, this Friday is Leopard Friday. It is a wonderful opportunity to come together as a community for fun and fellowship as a community. With Leopard Friday comes early release. If your student is not eating lunch, he or she will be released at 12:15. If they are eating lunch or riding the bus, the will be released at 12:45. Please plan accordingly.


Next week is red ribbon week. We are looking forward to lots of participation with our theme days. Please take a look at the schedule below to help your kid dress for the theme days that we have provided. Thanks!



Chris Koder

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NEW INFORMATION

WSMS Student Spirit Shirts

Previously ordered WSMS spirit shirts have arrived! Students had the ability to pick these up during lunches on Tuesday, however, many were not picked up and will be delivered today (10/19) and Thursday (10/20) to their 4th period classes. If you have any questions, please reach out to Leslee Cox at leslee_cox@lovejoyisd.net.

Early Release & Leopard Friday

Early Release: Friday, October 21st school will dismiss at 12:15 p.m., but for those who would like to have lunch at school or need to ride the bus home, they will go to the cafeteria. Buses will begin running at 12:45pm. Please click here for a copy of the Early Release Bell Schedule.


Leopard Friday: One of our favorite traditions is Leopard Friday which will occur on Friday, October 21 in the Lovejoy High School Courtyard. Lovejoy Friday is a community celebration that allows our programs at LHS to highlight and promote their groups to you. Bring the family and enjoy what makes Lovejoy special......YOU!!! There will be food trucks along with a BIG district volleyball match at 5:00 PM. A community pep rally will take place at 6:30 PM before everyone moves to Leopard Stadium for the 7:30 PM football game. Keep in mind there is overflow parking at Hart Elementary beginning at 5:00 PM and additional overflow parking at Grace Church and Willow Springs Middle School beginning at 5:30 PM. More information is included in the Leopard Friday flier. We hope you can join us. Go Leopards!

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. Click here to sign up!



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

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

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

Chick-fil-A is on its Way...to 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

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.

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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: TinyURL.com/LovejoyBoxOffice2223. 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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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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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

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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.

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

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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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Athletics Information

Middle School Sports Tickets


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


Concessions

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



Scores


10/17 - Football vs Allen Curtis

7th Grade

Red Team: Won

Black Team: Lost


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


10/13 - Volleyball vs Allen Ereckson

7th Grade

A Team: Won

B Team: Won

C Team: Won


8th Grade

A Team: Won

B Team: Loss

C Team: Won

BASKETBALL TRYOUT INFORMATION


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 taylor_davis@lovejoyisd.net for questions


Sign Up using the Link: https://bit.ly/3LttHGe

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 william_goggans@lovejoyisd.net for questions

Sign Up using the Link: https://bit.ly/3LttHGe

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 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

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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Landscape and Garden Help

We have a great opportunity this Saturday, October 22nd and November 12th from 9am-12pm to keep our landscaping and garden areas at Willow Springs beautiful. Do you know that the WSMS native landscaping areas in front of the school and the garden areas in the back were all installed by student-led service projects in the last few years? They’ve been blooming, growing and attracting lots of beautiful birds and butterflies!


It is now time to refresh the beds by adding new layers of compost and native mulch. We can only do this with your help! Feel free to bring your whole family!


We will bring donuts and sign service sheets! Thanks for helping us GROW at WSMS!


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

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.

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