Arts/Education

Liberty High School stopped in-person instruction on October 19 because the number of quarantined teachers in the high school will prevent the school from offering adequate instruction in person, read a statement from the school dated October 16. Seated instruction is expected to return on...
For the last two weeks, there have been no varsity football games for the Willow Springs Bears. As of an interview with Superintendent of Schools Bill Hall on October 15, 117 students of the 1,269-member student body were quarantined. Football has been on hold because too many players were...
Classical Conversations of Willow Springs enjoyed their second annual Art & Cookies event. Each year students in K-6 learn about Fine Arts through famous artists and techniques, explore classical composers and learn musical principles. This event celebrates the student’s first-quarter...
Teachers in the Willow Springs School District will soon no longer be responsible for providing both distance learning in addition to in-classroom instruction to the district’s students who do not participate in seated instruction. Responding to the concerns from all the district’s administrators...
There were five new positive cases of COVID-19 among students last week in the Willow Springs R-IV School District, reported Superintendent of Schools Bill Hall. These five positive cases resulted in the quarantine of 18 additional students. These quarantines and positive cases have not impacted...
Out of eleven teams competing, Willow Springs came up the winners in the Cattle Working Champion at the Area Cattle Working competition on October 3. They earned both first and third place.
“It’s been a good week,” said Willow Springs R-IV Superintendent of Schools Bill Hall on September 25. Throughout the week, there was only one positive case of COVID-19 reported with no additional students or staff quarantined. As reported by a press release from the school district, the new...
At the first School Board meeting since school began on August 24, COVID-19 was a heavily discussed subject. On September 14, the Board assembled with Bill Hall, Superintendent of Schools, and the administration staff of each of the campuses. During the administration reports, Dr. Marty Spence...
Create your own Sunflower Star Barn Quilt wall hanging at this workshop October 13.  West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA) will host the workshop, conducted by local artist Tara Hensley, on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 6:30-8:30 p.m. the Trillium Trust offices, 1376 Bill Virdon Blvd. in West...
The Missouri Pork Association is now accepting applications for the 2021 Youth Pork Ambassador Program. The program allows students to actively interact with leaders in Missouri’s pork industry and receive a $1,000 scholarship, payable to any technical school, community college, or a four-year...

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