Arts/Education

The Willow Springs school board voted to offer contracts of employment to staff at its regular monthly meeting March 13. The board traditionally offers a contract of employment to the district superintendent in January, administration in February, and certified staff in March.  At the January...
The Willow Springs school board heard a proposal from a student regarding grants for band instruments at its March board meeting on March 13. Several weeks before the annual senior project night for students of the Willow Springs High School Class of 2023, a student from the Class of 2024...
The Harlin Museum of West Plains will be hosting the art show, “MIND GAMES”, a collection of art works by artist, Craig Grassle, beginning on Friday, March 10 and continuing through April 2. Robert Craig Grassle, AIA, is an architect and artist from Missouri. Born in Mammoth Spring, AR, the...
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The West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA) and West Plains Public Library (WPPL) will partner to bring quarterly art displays to the library. Art teachers from West Plains R-7 schools will be featured March 9 through the end of June 2023. Visitors may view the display at the library during open...
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Artwork by area elementary students will take the spotlight during the annual Art Around Town exhibit. The event is set for March 21-29 on the mezzanine at the West Plains Civic Center, 110 St. Louis St., in West Plains. It is co-sponsored by Missouri State University-West Plains' University/...
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The 2023 Youth Art Month (YAM) Capitol Exhibit and ceremony was held at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City.  The exhibit graces the third floor rotunda from mid February through March, with the kickoff ceremony February 28.  To celebrate March as Youth Art Month (YAM), the Missouri...
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The West Plains School District Board of Education has appointed Dr. Ashley Cooley as the district activities director for the 2023-2024 school year.  Dr. Cooley has many years of experience in the classroom and as a coach. She has served as a South Fork Elementary 4th grade teacher, a West...
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Students from Willow Springs Middle School seventh and eighth grade band and high school band recently auditioned and gained placement in the SCA (South Central Association) Honor Band. They performed with top band students from other schools in the SCA at Ava High School Performing Arts Center for...
The Liberty soccer program is on the agenda of the next regular meeting of the R-III Mountain View-Birch Tree School Board. According to the information packet released by the school district, a soccer parent has requested to address the board regarding not only the cancelled season, but also the...
The Mountain View-Birch Tree R-III School District will hold enrollment/screenings for the 2023-2024 school year. Mountain View Elementary Preschool and Head Start screening will be held on Thursday, April 13, and Friday, April 14 at the Mountain View Head Start. Call 417-934-6918 to schedule...

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