Douglass High School was among the only black high schools in the St. Louis and Jefferson County area. Established in 1926, the school closed in 1956 following integration.
During the month of February, students walked the halls surrounded by decades of black history and culture.
In honor of Black History Month, the social studies department held a friendly door-decorating competition, complete with the celebration of black activists, athletes, artists, scientists and alumni.
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For the past decade, teachers and administrators have been working to provide equal opportunities for all students.
“We started talking about equity as a building… 15-16 years ago,” assistant principal John E. Thomas said.
Of 44 students, 37 said they’ve experienced pain due to carrying their backpacks.They said they experienced pain mainly in their backs, shoulders and neck.
Of the 37, 18 said they experienced pain in shoulders, eight said, “Back,” four said, “Neck,” and seven said, ”All of the above.”
Not many are able to say that they have retired twice in their career, let alone from the same workplace.
This coming May, current alumni relations director, Pat Voss, is retiring after 51 years in the WGHS community.
After winter break comes to an end, the cold, gloomy feelings of January and February settle in. Seemingly, the only thing to look forward to is just beyond these gray months– spring break.
Custodians do their work behind the scenes, so their contributions may go unnoticed.
Winter Formal was Jan. 25. The theme for the dance was black and white.
Saturday, the day of the dance, the Student Council set up decorations in Roberts Gym, hallways and the Auxiliary Gym.
Regardless of his place in the political spectrum, only 44 individuals have served as President of the United States, and all are remembered on Presidents Day.
In 1969, the Supreme Court ruled in Tinker v. Des Moines that students maintain their First Amendment rights while in school. However, some students feel that their speech isn’t being respected.
Behind the scenes work of a cafeteria are more thorough than one would assume. The school and Chartwell work together to enforce that every student eats proper meals.
Founded two years ago by administrative assistants Jill Peel and Leigh McKittrick, the Community Closet helps roughly five to10 students everyday.
The closet provides students who are in need of food, winter clothes and more.
On the morning of Thursday, Nov. 8, students, staff and the Webster Groves community gathered in Knight Auditorium to celebrate and honor those who have risked their lives for our country, veterans.
Accompanied by teacher and Chelsea Center director Kerry Arens, the students of the Real World Problem Solving class, traveled to Lifewise STL on a service immersion trip on Nov. 15 and 16.