Arts/Education

Wendell Bailey addressed the Willow Springs School Board at their regular meeting on August 10 seeking approval and enthusiasm for a vocational technology education program to be run by the school district in the former MODOT buildings.  “The money is available,” Bailey argued, “All you have to...
At the Willow Springs School Board meeting on August 10, Board members approved offers of employment to Andrew Coursen as the Technology Director and to two paraprofessionals: Kristy Osborn and Sabrina Furry. The Board also approved a supplemental contract for Kyle Wake as the Head Football Coach...
Isabelle K. Smith, Mountain View, has been awarded the Board of Governors Scholarship, the Rita Fugate Endowed Scholarship and the Ozarks Teacher Corps Scholarship from Missouri State University-West Plains. Smith, a 2020 graduate of Mtn. View-Birch Tree Liberty High School in Mtn. View, is a...
In the 2020-2021 school year, the West Plains Elementary will begin at 7:30 am and end at 2:55 pm. South Fork Elementary will start at 8:00 am and end at 3:45 pm. West Plains High School and Middle School will begin at 8:05 am and end at 3:40 pm.  In an effort to shift focus from teaching to...
In preparation for coming to school each day, the Willow Springs School district asks that parents or guardians check students for any symptoms/illness PRIOR to sending them on the school bus or dropping them off at school.  Below are simple screening questions to determine if kids should stay...
ORIENTATION Orientations for preschool and elementary school students have already taken place. For additional information, please contact the school. For older students, orientations are this week.   MIDDLE SCHOOL  For students entering fifth grade: 5th-grade orientation night for...
Liberty FFA finished in second place at Nationals trap shooting. Members of the Liberty FFA trap shooting team: Zeb Cornman, Robbie Davis, Joey Mitchell, James Daniels, and Robbie Mantel. 
Create your own Mason Jar Welcome Sign at this workshop September 8. West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA) will host the workshop, conducted by local artist Tara Hensley, on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Trillium Trust offices, 1376 Bill Virdon Blvd. in West Plains. Cost for...
As a follow up to the release of the Willow Springs R-IV School District’s reopening plan for Fall 2020, many parents were left with questions. The following are questions submitted to Superintendent Bill Hall on behalf of the parents of the Willow Springs School District.  If you are a parent...
In a special session on July 30, the Willow Springs School Board passed the COVID-19 Reopening Plan for Fall 2020.  Presented by Superintendent of Schools Bill Hall, the Reopening Plan was developed by a committee of educators and school district employees following the recommendations from the...

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