Throughout COVID restaurants have either lost significant amounts of money and/or had to close down. According to http://www.restaurants.org 100,000 restaurants had to permanently close down just six months into the pandemic and there are still nearly 3 million unemployed restaurant workers looking for jobs.
Drama Department will showcase a Virtual Variety Show Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 7p.m.
The virtual showcase will consist of numerous student acts including songs, monologues, one acts and more.
Due to concerns about Covid-19 cases and quarantines, Webster Groves and Kirkwood High Schools will not play the annual Turkey Day Game this year. The game was scheduled to be played at Moss Field on Nov. 26.
Winter Wonderland, the yearly holiday light spectacle at Tilles Park, will open its doors on Nov. 20, despite the ongoing pandemic. It is expected to have more lights than usual, which may be compensation for the lower turnout.
Natalie Lescher Contributing Writer Assistant principal John E. Thomas has received a St. Louis American Foundation Excellence in Education Award at the St. Louis American Foundation’s 33rd Annual Salute to Excellence in Education on Scholarship and Awards Virtual Gala. This… 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.
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.
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.
Math teacher Jessica Haskins recently was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Zora Thomas Business Manager WGHS faculty has been working to schedule a Senior Prom for Class of 2020 sometime this year. No information has been finalized yet; however, the current possible dates were based on when senior graduation is. Clifford… Read More ›
COVID-19 has affected what school looks like, with most schools leaving campus and moving online. This makes it difficult to take any sort of test, and Advanced Placement (AP) tests are no exception.
On April 2, College Board, the creators and distributors of AP tests, released information regarding the adjustment to 2020 AP tests, after previously sending out a survey that garnered 18,000 respondents.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a number of local events have been postponed, including local elections and the Jim Schoemehl run.
Alumna Maddy Raimondo will join the Webster Groves School District as an assistant principal for the 2020-2021 school year.
Even though the coronacation is in full effect, all STUCO members are still trying their best to continue to uplift spirits and encourage Statesman positivity through social media and the use of technology.
At its meeting on Feb. 10, the Webster Groves School Board announced Dr. Jason Adams would become the new assistant superintendent of teaching and learning for the district.
Webster Groves School District will extend building closure through April 22.
The extension follows Stay at Home Orders issued in St. Louis County and St. Louis City to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Webster Groves School District will be closed through Apr. 3. The decision was made on Mar. 15 following a suggestion from St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson to close all schools in the St. Louis area until further notice. The district… Read More ›
Social studies classes are celebrating Black History Month with the decorating of classroom doors.
The idea was proposed by social studies department head, Betty Roberts. The concept was to decorate classroom doors in honor of Black History Month and the many black activists, athletes, scientists and artists from history and present day.
Students were dismissed at about 10 a.m. from school after a first-hour evacuation of all students and staff yesterday morning. Classes resumed as normal today. According to a district email, everyone was safe, and first responders as well as Ameren… Read More ›
“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” is the first of two spring plays to be performed by the drama department this year.
Students were dismissed at about 10 a.m. from school after a first-hour evacuation of all students and staff, which was caused by reports of smoke. According to a district email, the smoke was caused by an electrical panel shorting out… Read More ›
Students were told today that the upcoming trip to Italy and Greece March 13-21, has been cancelled due to concerns regarding student safety.
Webster Groves School District is looking to reassign attendance zones to accommodate the six elementary schools. The district states the priorities for the new zones are enrollment balance, diversity, distance and safety.
Six seniors signed letters of intent to play collegiate football on the morning of Feb. 5. The athletes are Jerqon Conners, Cole Schnettgoecke, Greg Birkhead, Maurion Clemons, Noah Arinze, and Kameron Yancey. Jerqon Conners committed to University of Nebraska Kearney,… Read More ›
Schools in the Webster Groves school district are to be released early due to inclement weather. All schools shall be releasing at noon. After school activities will also be canceled for this afternoon.
Webster will offer an open community screening of “Angst, Raising Awareness around Anxiety,” on Feb. 4, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Knight Auditorium, presented by IndieFlix.
Coach Cliff Ice, who has worked as assistant activities director and head football coach since 1999, plans to retire at the end of the 2019-2020 school year.
“What we’ll miss is a darn good football coach,” athletic director Jerry Collins said.
Winter Formal will take place on Jan. 25, from 7-9:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale in the activities office and cost $10.
Thursday, tickets will be $12, and Friday, they will be $15.
Webster Groves and Rock Hill community members gather at Henry Givens Elementary School on Sunday, Jan. 19, to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and his impact on the community.
Schools and district offices will be closed today, Friday, Jan. 17, due to predictions of sleet and freezing rain. Monday, schools will be closed to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 21.
Statesmen Symphony will have a concert Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Jerry R. Knight auditorium.
The purpose of the concert is not only to showcase what the students have been working on all semester but also to persuade the administrative board to make this a class next school year.
Winter One acts were held on Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theater with an admission price of $5.
Band director Dane Williams is retiring after 31 years of teaching at the high school.
Due to inclement weather, WGSD will not have school tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 17. Before and after school activities and events will also be canceled.