A Message from the Principal
Willow Springs Middle School Principal Newsletter - Special Edition

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Good Afternoon WSMS Families, 

It was a great week with our Red Ribbon Week activities.  Our Day of the Dead project in Spanish is always a fun way to get us into Halloween.  Included below are a few reminders as we move into a long weekend for our students.  I want to give a special shout out to Mrs. Natalie Coonrod.  She is our WSMS Heart of a Teacher Award recipient for the month of October.   

If you feel compelled to do so, please take a moment and send in a handwritten note for our Lovejoy Letter Campaign.  These can be dropped off at the front office.  We are entering the holiday season, as you know.  I hope you understand the effort, thought, and hard work our teachers have put forth for your children.  We haven't always been perfect, but our effort has been.  The Lovejoy Letter Campaign is a great way for you to tell you children's teachers how much you appreciate the work they have done during these unprecedented times.

Upcoming Student Holiday - November 2nd & 3rd
Next Monday and Tuesday, November 2nd and 3rd, are holidays for students.  Our staff, however, will be working together in the mornings of those two days to continue to find ways they can deliver the best instruction possible.  In the afternoons, they will be working with their grade level teams to plan lessons that are engaging and targeting so our students can finish the semester strong.  Enjoy your long weekend!

Picture Retakes - November 6th
Picture proofs have been received and have been distributed to students through their math classes.  If your student is virtual for Q2, please stop by the front office to pick them up.  On the proof itself, you will see ordering information.  
Picture Retakes will be on November 6th.  This will be for students who missed the original picture day, new students and for those that wish to have their picture retaken. Students on campus will have the option to come have their picture retaken before school, during an elective class or during their lunch period.  For virtual students, a sign up has gone out with time slots, as we did originally.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Leslee Cox at 

ParentPortal Update Needed
The PowerSchool ParentPortal is now open for you to complete the online Enrollment & Student Information Forms. As of today, there are 177 accounts that have not been updated.  Please click here to access the Parent Portal. Parents will access the enrollment forms in their PowerSchool Parent Portal - left navigation panel - "Enrollment & Student Forms." Completion of these forms is required every year for every student. Please take a few minutes to update your contact information and other forms. 

Have a great weekend!

Kevin Parker
Willow Springs Middle School
1101 West Lucas Rd, Lucas 75002
Office: 469-742-8417
Mobile: 469-667-2280