Let's “Boil Like It's 1984”! The 40th annual Willow School Crawfish Boil is Sunday, March 24 (NEW DATE), at our middle school campus. This is our largest fundraiser of the year, and we can't make it happen without your help! We are asking for your support through sponsorships and/or in-kind donations. For more info, go here: https://willowschoolptsa.membershiptoolkit.com/2024CrawfishBoil
Twice as Nice!!! Your Willow Lions are now back-to-back State Champs! Willow Soccer 2024 Championship gear and other Soccer merchandise is now on sale until Sunday, March 3, at 11:59 cst. Visit www.grundmanns.com Click on red button labeled "TEAM PLAYER PACK" Enter "willowsc24" for the store sale code.
If you can't make it to Thursday's boys soccer championship game in Hammond, the LHSAA Network will televise the match on the LHSAA Network, which is available as a tv app on Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV devices. Log on to your device, search for the LHSAA Network, register for a free account, and tune into the live channel at gametime to see the game. Go, Lions!
Please vote for Willow High School student and soccer player Maddox Maillho, in nola.com's Player of the Week competition. The senior headed in a goal off a long free kick from midfield for the lone goal in a state semifinal win against Bossier. The goal was his fifth of the playoffs.
The Willow School Theatre Department Presents Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Shawn McCrea. See the links below for tickets. Night 1 - February 29: https://gofan.co/event/1373871?schoolId=LA69643 Night 2 - March 1: https://gofan.co/event/1373925?schoolId=LA69643 Night 3 - March 2: https://gofan.co/event/1373930?schoolId=LA69643
Happy Mardi Gras from The Willow High School! Enjoy float designs from students in Mr. Sirman's high school art electives classes!
Willow School dance workshop with Broadway performer Brian Martin
Congratulations to our High School Principal for the Day, Eva Loshbaugh! She began her day by welcoming the students to campus. During assembly, she helped run the games, followed by a lunch with her leadership team and a visit with CEO, Nicolette London.
Boys Basketball will be playing at home today in their Final Home game of the year. The JV Boys game starts at 5pm, and Varsity vs Riverdale at 6:15 pm. Come join us for Senior Night!
The Louisiana High School Athletic Association has recognized 59 boys on the recently released 2023-24 LHSAA All-Academic Composite Soccer Team. Willow School seniors Sebastian Salm and Forrest Wilkes have received this honor! To be recognized on the team, a student-athlete must maintain a six-semester unweighted GPA of 4.00. The students cannot have a “B” on their transcript and Honors classes are not considered for the award. Additional All-Academic senior awardees will be recognized on the Class All-Academic Team for carrying a GPA of 3.5 to 3.99. Those students will receive certificates by their school and will be listed on the LHSAA site following the state soccer championships. Well done!
Congratulations to the Willow School singers who participated in the LMEA District Honor Choir this weekend. They rehearsed Friday, Jan. 26 and Saturday, Jan. 27 with a concert on Saturday evening at Ursuline Academy. They were led by conductors Jennifer Ellis from Baton Rouge and Holly Grefe from Lafayette High School. Youth Honor Choir: E. Pasquinelli, 8th; I. Smith, 5th; J. Pye, 6th; C. Avery, 7th; L. Clancey, 7th; R. England, 7th; L. Haysley, 7th; and J. Sale, 7th; Senior High Honor Choir: L. Collins, 9th; J. Hiatt, 8th; C. Kunian, 9th; J. Lutz, 9th; H. Perrine, 11th; B. Sanders, 10th; and E. Todd-Norton, 11th.
Members of our Willow School bands participated in the annual District Six Honor Band concert at Tulane University. An honor band is a composite ensemble made up of top players from schools in a certain location. The three Honor Bands consist of a challenging audition process for the top 60 players from each region for each respective band. Students who make the District Six Honor Band then have a three-day weekend to prepare the music on Tulane's campus, culminating in a concert on the final day. Congrats to these members of the 6th grade band: Jacob Matthews; Justin Gardere; Henry Sims; August Doussan; Leif Rodning; Liam O'Keefe; Josiah Carter; Louis Ray; Christopher Holcomb; and Nathaniel Larocca-Goldberg. Congrats also to these 7th grade band members: Alanna Meredith; Olin Parker; and Donte Allen. Bravo to High School members: Madoc Schwilke; Porter Noyes; Robert Fritzsche; Kevin Li; Noah Boudreaux; Alexander Dufour; Naomi Hart; and Keagan Doussan.
Two big Senior soccer games this weekend! The boys are looking to win the District Championship, keep their undefeated record, and secure the #1 seed in Power Rankings for playoffs! The presentation begins at 6pm on Friday night at home with the game starting at 7pm. The girls play on Saturday at home at 2pm.
The LPO will perform a free concert featuring Big Chief Juan Pardo for anyone age 15 and under at McMain this Saturday, Jan. 27, at 11:00am.
The Boys Varsity Soccer Team continues District play tonight at 7pm at Brees Family Field against Livingston Collegiate! Come support the boys as they look to continue their unbeaten streak and keep their #1 Power Ranking! Bundle up!
Willow alumna Samyra Miller (aka Samyra Cambrielle) was featured in a nola.com article today, following her performance at last Sunday's Saints game. Check it out here: http://www.nola.com/tncms/asset/editorial/77a84a60-b0b7-11ee-830e-8b95782b72b9 (photo by David Grunfeld)
Kindergarten and 4th grade buddies worked together to support Take Paws Rescue, a volunteer, foster-based, non-profit rescue group. Take Paws finds animals loving foster families as they await a forever home. The buddies wrote notes of appreciation and encouragement that foster families will receive when they take in a foster animal. They collected items for foster families to be used at Take Paws' Stray Café. Take Paws volunteers and foster dogs Oogie Boogie, Muffin, and Lil Bit visited to share about their organization and collect the students' letters and donations!!
Fun Run is Feb 1! We are excited to announce that this year we are expanding Fun Run to also include middle school! Look for more information next week about sponsorships. This year we are selling t-shirts with a design done by one of our 4th grade students! The pre-order will close 1/11/2024 at 11:59pm. We are planning to have shirts delivered by 1/31. Please use this link to order: https://willowschoolptsa.membershiptoolkit.com/form/m/268001
Due to expected inclement/severe weather and out of an abundance of caution, The Willow School (all campuses) will close at 11:30 tomorrow (Monday). Aftercare and all after-school events are cancelled. Varsity girls basketball game TBD.
Come out to the Brees Family Field today at 2pm to see the current Willow soccer team take on the visiting Willow alumni players in this long-standing annual tradition. Go Lions (old and new)!