If children aren’t able to go Trick or Treating like normal, four local businesses are holding events for children while practicing the necessary safety precautions.
Previously deemed high contact sports have been given the okay upon review. Webster teams have begun games and adapted to the social distance regulations, and players have expressed their opinions.
Wearing masks on Halloween isn’t a new concept, but the reasoning behind it is quite different this year.
Junior Amelia Dorsey wears a homemade mask to her volleyball game. She has been making masks since the beginning of the pandemic, and she has used them as a way to express her creative side. “Another reason I made masks was because I don’t have a job, so making masks for people was a way to make money,” Dorsey said. Photo by Maren DeMargel
Owen Crews Contributing Writer Timothy Havis, choir teacher, said he has been having a good time in virtual choir and hopes to expand it and showcase the talents. Havis had an idea when the school year started. He was going… Read More ›
Each weekend The Garden Cafè has some sort of live performance. Oftentimes the music occurs at 6-8 p.m. located behind the building. Sometimes the performances are held in the front during the morning.
Editor-in-chief Jaden Fields shares this week’s headlines: Ivory Crockett Run, the school district’s free food pickup, students may put library books on hold, and upcoming sports.
Three seniors have been named National Merit Semi Finalists. Invented in 1955, the National Merit Scholarship Program is conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), a not-for-profit organization.
Custodian Loretta Brown has invited WGHS students and staff to donate their used plastic grocery bags so that she and members of her church, Keys to Life Tabernacle Christian Church, can make sleeping mats for the homeless.
Friendship Dance, which would have taken place Nov. 7, has been cancelled due to concerns about Covid-19.
Kirkwood Market is a hub of baked goods, jams, jellies, spices and herbs. The market has been around since 1976 and is the site of the Kirkwood Pumpkin Patch and the Kid’s Fun Zone in October.
Webster Groves School District Foundation’s Ivory Crockett Run for Webster has gone virtual this year.
Because the run has gone virtual this year the Run for Webster Committee has added more events and fun things to do around Webster.
Blackburn Park reopens as children return to their normals as seen by this boy climbing one of the park’s trees. “Many children have been waiting for this day,” Erin Shank, Webster resident, said. Photo by Calum Shank
Zachary Smith, former Knowledge is Power Program English teacher, is new to the Webster Groves School District and the community of Webster Groves and will teach freshman literature and comp this year.
This week’s ECHO Podcast is introduced by former feature/entertainment editor Emily Stisser, outro’d by former print editor Lindsey Bennett, and was edited by podcast editor Lydia Urice. News/opinion editor Elise Wilke-Grimm reports on Jessica Haskins receiving the Haskins wins Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics… Read More ›
Webster’s new percussion teacher Kevin Lowe comes from a musical background. He earned his degree from Missouri State University in music education.
In spite of the recent events in the world, people have found a fun and interesting way to express themselves by wearing masks as well as normalize the need for them.
Webster Groves restaurants have adapted and taken precautions to concerns about Covid-19.
As a high contact sport, soccer currently has restrictions regarding having games between other schools; therefore, the team has adapted to scrimmaging themselves at practice. Photos by Kelly Woodyard
Editor-in-chief Jaden Fields shares this week’s headlines: senior coffee celebration, Ivory Crockett Run and drama department virtual showcase.
Contributing writer Maren DeMargel shares images of Old Webster as businesses and customers adapt to the restrictions brought on by Covid-19.
Alexandria Pettey teaches both drama and public speaking as she begins her first year of teaching.
“The best quality someone can have when public speaking is being passionate about what they are saying,” Pettey said.
Math teacher Jessica Haskins recently was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Leading up to the start of school in August, a big question among students was whether or not athletes were going to have a fall sports season.
Due to concerns about Covid-19, it seemed high school sports practices and games would be deemed implausible. However, precautions are being taken to ensure Webster Groves High School teams are able to practice this fall and possibly play games.
In the wake of Covid-19, with malls and other businesses closed, it seems that now more than ever, people are searching for something to pass the days.
Beauvais Manor residents on the park gather to enjoy a socially distanced outside performance. The mini festival included food trucks, a live band and a DJ. Attendees were socially distanced and wearing masks. Photo by Jaden Fields.
Contributing writer Joe Harned introduces listeners to new assistant varsity coach and assistant activities director Munir Prince.
Webster schools are now offering to distribute food to students for $1.75-$2.80 (elementary) and $2.80 – $2.85 (seventh-12th grades) .
A parent or student can pick up the meals from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The students’ guardians can get something as well for $3-$3.40 (adult.)
Munir Prince, new assistant varsity coach and assistant activities director, played college football at Notre Dame and Mizzou, and is excited to bring that experience to Moss Field and the Webster football team.
“I love anything to do with sports, going to watch sports, coaching sports,” Dontrail Johnson, social studies teacher, said.
Kevin Kovarik was hired over the summer to help teach math and science online.
Kovarik who is on his fourth year of teaching. Kovarik is very into learning new things and likes to implement them into his teaching style. About his move from Duchesne High School he said he still has a love for Duchesne, but has moved to Webster for many factors like where Kovarik and his family live and the position opening up.
Yowshien Kuo is this year’s selected artist for the Teen Museum Studies Program at the Contemporary Art Museum. Chosen from 21 different artist portfolios, Western Venom, opens Sept. 11.
As part of the Digital Equity Initiative, the St. Louis County library system is introducing free online tutoring. The new live tutoring program is available every day of the week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The program is available to any St. Louis students K-12, and also handles homework help and test prep assistance.
More information about the program can be found here.
Principals Dr. Matt Irvin and Dwight Kirksey surprised sophomore Lydia Urice with a home visit when the gave her the Virtual Student of the Week award on Friday, Sept. 11.
Quentin Alimayu is a new social studies teacher this year, but it is not his first time working in the building.
Alimayu completed his student teaching at Webster Groves High School in 2013. He wanted to return to Webster because “people are genuine here.”
Alimayu wants to contribute to this genuine environment. “I like to create an atmosphere of positivity, but I also understand that you can’t make everyone happy,” Alimayu said.
St. Louis Shakespeare Festival will perform its last weekend of “A Late Summer Night’s Stroll” in Shakespeare Glen, Forest Park.