Schools are turning to hybrid or virtual learning during the pandemic. As a result of the new school year and continued online learning, the typical school day looks different as well.
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.
Elise Keller Editor-in-Chief Mary Claire Wolk received the Dotty DeLassus Award for her 1,239.9 hours of service and was involved in almost everything at the high school. “What drove me to be so involved in service at WGHS was the… Read More ›
As co-captain of the women’s swim team, senior Parker Hagemann has been a valuable asset for her whole high school swim career.
Elise Keller Editor-in-Chief Senior Jessica Peterson, Eagle Award winner, was involved in sports, theater, social justice, THRIVE business incubator and academics at Webster. “I was involved in the softball program, Nation Honor Society, the drama department, and Speak Up,” Peterson… Read More ›
“Quinton (Nehring) is the type of person who lights up a room when he enters. He is driven, competitive, smart, kind, patient, humble, respectful and a leader. He constantly goes out of his way to learn and improve his craft. He has demonstrated this drive in sports, academics and his pursuit of his future,” DECA advisor, former Marketing teacher and current WG Thrive Entrepreneurship Incubator Program Director Kara Siebe said.
Lydia Urice Podcast Editor “My family moved to Webster Groves when I started kindergarten at Clark Elementary,” Madeline Raimondo, soon to be assistant principal at WGHS, said over email. “My mom worked for Special School District as a teacher, and… Read More ›
With almost the whole country trapped at home, excepting essential workers, people can become stressed or overwhelmed with uncertainty and fear of the spread of the coronavirus. Staying positive and healthy in a time like this is very important, especially if stuck inside all day.
According to Jud Brewer, MD, Ph.D., “Social contact is a fundamental human need. We suffer both mentally and physically without it.”
Now, what was unfathomable weeks ago, when the country was watching videos about how to wash hands more effectively, has become reality; living in isolation.
Elise Wilke-Grimm News/Opinion Editor Tristan Archer, sophomore and chess club president, has played chess since he was very young but has only played competitively since he started high school. Archer thoroughly enjoys the game and spends roughly as much time… Read More ›
Echo tries to answer some Frequently Asked Questions about Covid-19.
With COVID-19, people will have to take some precautions like social distancing and isolation. People have been asked to self isolate to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Whether they were tech savvy or not, teachers and students alike were going to have to adjust to this new way of learning. While teachers were given some two weeks to switch their curriculum over to online, Webster Groves High School tried to make sure each student had internet access and a device of some sort.
COVID-19 has affected the lives of nearly everyone in the world to a great extent. Stipulations of isolation, social distancing and only travelling if it is absolutely essential has meant the cancellation of many planned trips. For Webster, this meant the cancellation of Spring Break trips and summer trips.
Businesses everywhere are being forced to make changes to everyday routines due to COVID-19. The Novel Neighbor, a local business, is taking precautions to keep everyone safe.
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.
Ava Musgraves Contributing Writer As the second half of the school year comes to a close, the anticipation for one iconic event increases: Prom. Today there are plenty of stores that sell prom dresses at different prices and qualities. It… Read More ›
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.