Arts/Education

On September 1, Charlotte Gray will transition ownership of Texas County Technical College (TCTC) in Houston, Missouri. For the past twenty-five years, Mrs. Gray has been President of TCTC and has developed a successful nursing school well-respected in the surrounding area. Arizona College, with...
The Classical Conversations of Willow Springs homeschool community enjoyed a robust reading contest this summer. A total of 23 participants from K-6 finished the 13 week contest with a collective 127,464 minutes of reading! They celebrated with a pool party and prizes this week. The overall...
Carson L. Lowe, Willow Springs, has been awarded the Dean's Scholarship from Missouri State University-West Plains. Lowe, a 2020 graduate of Willow Springs High School in Willow Springs, is a freshman at Missouri State-West Plains. He is the son of Kurt and Christy Lowe, Willow Springs.
Lindsey N. Osborn, Pomona, has been awarded the Ted and Jeanette Gilliam Endowed Scholarship from Missouri State University-West Plains. Osborn, a 2019 graduate of Willow Springs High School in Willow Springs, is a sophomore at Missouri State-West Plains who plans to pursue a degree in elementary...
On Monday August 17, Neighborhood Christian Schools held a ribbon cutting and open house at Hutton Valley Schoolhouse to celebrate months of the community's hard work. The attendance of over 70 people included State Senator Mike Cunnginham and Representative Hannah Kelly (R-141). Also joining the...
For the first time since its opening in 2004, The Bible House will not hold classes this semester. Patty Wiersema, founder of the Bible House said, “I met with Superintendent Bill Hall, and with social distancing restrictions, we couldn’t see a way to make it work. We hope to resume classes next...
The West Plains School District announced Ryan Smith as the new West Plains Elementary Assistant Principal. Mr. Smith has joined West Plains Elementary Principal, Donnie Miller, and Assistant Principal, Becky Hutchinson, for the 2020–2021 school year. Mr. Smith replaces Zeb Wallace, who took an...
One of the most fundamental skills for any education is the ability to write. Thanks to a significant gift from the Arch W. Shaw Foundation, the writing center at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) will help students successfully hone those skills for years to come. University...
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...

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