Willow Springs Middle School

A Message from the Principal
WSMS Principal Newsletter, July 27, 2021
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Dear WSMS Parents and Guardians,

This week marks the beginning of our annual staff summer professional development known as Learning in Lovejoy.  Our district is very committed to providing teachers the best PD possible so they can give your children the best experience in the classroom.  This could not be done without the help of the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools and their generosity to make this week possible.  

The two weeks following Learning in Lovejoy are designed to ensure parents and students are prepared to return to campus.  Please take an opportunity below to familiarize yourself with which opportunities might be applicable for your and your student(s).  If at any time you are feeling uninformed, do not hesitate to reach out to me.  

I hope you have a great last few weeks of summer.  We are working hard to prepare ourselves and the building for the return of your kids.

Have a great week!


Kevin Parker
1101 West Lucas Rd, Lucas 75002
Office: 469-742-8417
Mobile: 469-667-2280
Campus Information and Reminders
2021-2022 Back-to-School Timeline
For important dates about back to school activities please click here.

Summer Mailer
Our summer mailer will be going out this week. Directions on how to access your students STAAR results, report cards, award programs and PTO information will be included in this mail out. If you would like to see your child’s report card before then, please check the Parent Portal by clicking here. 

WSMS Summer Reading  
WSMS Summer reading can be found on the WSMS web site under Quick Links, Summer Reading 2021. You may also click here.  

2021-2022 School Supply Lists
The WSMS school supply lists can be found hereStudents may begin bringing school supplies to school at Walk the Springs or during the first week of school. We will have collection boxes in the halls for community supplies like tissues, hand sanitizer and paper towels. Teachers will begin collecting class supplies during Walk the Springs and the first week of school.

Rising 9th Grade Summer Reading Assignments
Rising 9th graders at Lovejoy High School have summer reading assignments for Pre-AP English I, Pre-AP English I GT, and AP Human Geography. Please visit summer assignments here.

Rising 9th - High School AP Drop Date
Any student wanting to drop an AP course must drop the AP course prior to July 30th. Please review the AP Drop Policy for further explanation.

New Student and Parent Orientation - Thursday, August 5
This program is for all new families to Lovejoy ISD. Students will have the opportunity to meet other new students to WSMS, as well as tour the school to familiarize themselves with their class schedule from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at WSMS. During this time there will be an informational parent meeting. 

Immunizations 7th Grade Students 
If you have not done so already, please send a copy of your child’s updated shot record to our school nurse, Gretchen Young, before August 9th. It is a state requirement that all 7th grade students must have had 2 required updated immunizations in order to attend school. 
These required immunizations are:

  • TDaP booster (Tetanus booster)
  • Menactra (Meningococcal)

You may drop it off in person, send it through the mail to Willow Springs Middle School, 1101 West Lucas Road, Lucas, TX 75002, by fax at 469-742-8418 or email our nurse Gretchen Young.

Walk the Springs - Friday, August 13
“Walk the Springs” is Friday, August 13 from 9:00 a.m. —11:30 a.m. for all 7th and 8th graders. This event helps to ensure that the first day of school goes smoothly by providing the students with an opportunity to walk through their schedules, find their classrooms, meet their teachers, and reunite with their friends. Traditionally, this is a day designed for students only.  

2021-2022 Bell Schedule
This school year, we will be returning to an eight period day. Please click here for a copy of our bell schedule.

School Picture Day – Friday, September 3 
Students will be taking pictures for the Willow Springs yearbook and their student ID’s on Friday, September 3. Please assist your student in dressing appropriately to ensure they follow LISD dress code. Students out of LISD dress code will be provided a school shirt to wear during their ID photo and will have the option to retake their yearbook photo on Wednesday, September 29th.

Campus Information and Reminders

Student Spirit Shirts!
As part of the WSMS student experience, we would like to offer a spirit shirt for all 7th and 8th grade students. These will be shirts that students can wear to school, pep rallies, athletic events, and field trips. During campus field trips and community service events, we will ask students to wear their spirit shirt to identify them as a WSMS student. Spirit shirts may be purchased by clicking here.   

STAAR Scores

2021-2022 Bus Information

Click here for more information on our bus service for this year.

Not Returning to LISD Next Year?
If your student will not be returning to WSMS or Lovejoy High School for the 2021-2022 school year, please email Carol Vik with your student’s name, as well as complete and return this form.

Academic Lockers at Willow Springs
There are often lots of questions about student lockers in middle school. Students participating in band or orchestra will have an instrument locker. Student athletes will have an athletic locker. Academic lockers are located in the academic hallways, and these lockers will be available to students during the first week of school. Academic lockers are optional at WSMS as we transition students to high school where academic lockers are not available. During the first week of school, students will be able to request lockers. WSMS staff will be in the cafeteria during lunches on Wednesday, August 18th to assign lockers to students. If you have any questions regarding academic lockers at WSMS, please contact your student's counselor.

LISD Calendar
Please go here for LISD calendars.

Just a few weeks left of summer, and I hope you and your family are surviving the heat!
Join and Give
Below you will find the link to join the WSMS PTO. Your membership and donations are the only way we can provide the programs and hospitality events we host throughout each school year. Your membership gives you access to our online directory, volunteer opportunities and parent programming. Your generous donations allow us to fund programs like AIM for Success, Red Ribbon Week, College Preparedness presentations and more.
Web Site
Please bookmark our web site for PTO contact information, event/speaker updates and ways you can participate in supporting our school. As always, we value your membership, time and resources that you generously provide to our PTO.
One way to make sure you don’t miss out on PTO activities is to sign up for Remind texts! Get reminders on PTO events, parent presentations and volunteer opportunities! Sign up by texting @wspto2021 to 81010.
Watch upcoming emails for information about additional ways you can support the PTO. In the meantime, thanks for your support, and I look forward to the day when seeing you at school or around the district is a common occurrence.

Warm Regards,
Christy Payne Forte'
WSMS PTO President
Athlete Physical Information
Online athletic forms are online and ready to be completed for the 2021-2022 school year. Please go to https://lovejoyisd.rankonesport.com/New/Home.aspx set up your account, and fill out the forms.

Any and all online paperwork questions should be directed to Sarah Seedle.

The 2021-2022 physical forms are now available for players to pick up. Players may get one at the front office of WSMS, or print one by clicking here.  

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.
Lovejoy Summer Enrichment
Click here to see the complete list of camps and activities LISD has to offer this summer.

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