Arts/Education

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Under the direction of Kelly Dame and Jordan Hall, the West Plains High School Choirs showcased their exceptional musical talents at the Worldstrides Heritage Festival in Atlanta, Georgia over the weekend.   Competing against seven schools from across the country, the West Plains High School...
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Lana Snodgras, the Director of Communications for the West Plains R-VII School District, has been recognized with a state public relations award by the Missouri School Public Relations Association (MOSPRA). With a tenure of 15 years as the Director of Communications for the West Plains R-VII...
The special education department is anticipated to receive a $400,000 grant, heard the Willow Springs R-IV School Board last Wednesday night. Special Education Director Marlenia Barker described the anticipated funding. The federally funded Stronger Connections Community Grant, once officially...
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Throughout the West Plains R-VII School District, educators tirelessly nurture and inspire students of every age. From parents to students, colleagues to community members, the district has reached out to gather stories of the teachers who have truly made a positive impact. After careful...
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Jacob Poulette, assistant professor of computer graphics and programming at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP), recently was honored with the Missouri Council on Public Higher Education's Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.   The recipients of this year's award were...
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Willow Springs High School senior, Madalyn Poor, has been named one of the top students in the state through the 2024 Missouri Scholars 100 program.   This statewide initiative, organized by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals, recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments...
The Missouri FFA Foundation is awarding a $20,000 grant to the agriculture education program at Willow Springs Schools. “Since the Missouri FFA Foundation was formed three years ago, we’ve consistently heard from our teachers that there’s a significant unmet need for facilities, equipment,...
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There were ten area schools in Art Around Town this year. Each school may submit 30 pieces of art and one group project. The Willow Springs School District was very well represented this year. Art Around Town is an area Kindergarten throuth Eighth Grade art show at the Civic Center in West Plains...
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Sheila Barton, center, director of workforce development programs at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP), retired from her position March 1 after 10 years of service. Barton was hired Feb. 12, 2014, as the project manager for the university's education and training programs funded by the...

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