Saturday, January 30, 2016

Introducing... The STARS Botanical Garden

We've shared a few pictures of The STARS Botanical Garden on Facebook. It is a work in progress, and we thought it would be fun for everyone to watch it grow!

Click the link below to check it out! (And don't forget to LIKE us on Facebook!)

The STARS Botanical Garden

Sunday, January 24, 2016



All classes and lessons will continue this week with the same 2015 schedule. 

The new 2016 spring schedule that has just been posted, will begin February 1. 

Anyone who would like to register for the new classes posted can contact Rebecca at 417-254-3168. And as always, please feel free to ask anytime.

Thursday, January 21, 2016



No School- no classes 
I miss everyone! Keep practicing! Have a great day.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Inclement weather cancellation

ALL STARS LESSONS AND CLASSES are cancelled for today, Wednesday, January 20, due to inclement weather.

Be safe, stay warm, and have a great day!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016


I know I look forward to being with you in orchestra, however, I have had multiple calls cancelling their lessons and informing me they are unable to come. I am happy to teach my lessons today, but I am officially cancelling orchestra this evening Tuesday 19th for safety reasons. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Friday, January 15, 2016


Dear STARS Participants:

Thank you for your continued support of the STARS Foundation and its programs. We want to make sure that you are all kept informed of current events, including upcoming changes to the dance program. Instructor Malai Copling will be leaving the STARS Foundation at the end of the month to pursue other avenues.

The new dance class schedule will be posted very soon, but until then classes will continue as previously scheduled.

The Board of Directors extends its thanks for her services and wishes her the best in her future endeavors. We also look forward to continuing our partnership in sponsoring Peter Pan later this spring.


The STARS Foundation Board of Directors

Suzie Berry                             Sherry Miller
Cindy Westlund BobĂ©            Matt Peterson
Louise Crosbie                        Dan Sheehan
Joyce Jones                             Vanetta Sponsler
Cindy Lundberg                      Andrea Williams
Katie Montgomery



Dress up and go on a wonderful family outing to the Symphony!

Here is the link below:

Monday, January 11, 2016


Rebecca will be unable to teach her music classes during the week of January 11-14 as scheduled in her home. All Stars classes in the building will resume as scheduled.

Art will now be at 6-7:00 Mon.

Clogging will begin at 7:00 Mon.

Flute lessons will be held same times but at the STARS building just for the week of January 14.

I am very sorry for this huge inconvenience- as executive director there is a large portion of business and paperwork that must be done for the year that I do not have the extra time to accomplish while teaching. Keep practicing!

Monday, January 4, 2016


2016 change to be aware of:
All dance tuition will be given directly and written to Malai Copling. Thank you

Friday, January 1, 2016

New Year's Celebration

All STARS students and families are invited to a New Year's celebration January 2nd from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., held at Foster's Outback, 2975 County Road 3780 in Willow Springs.

Bring a snack dish to pass if you'd like. We will have games, square dancing, and activities.