Proposition E, on the ballot for April 2, is a $22 million bond issue, designed to “improve safety, accessibility and other space issues in district buildings and relieve overcrowding in elementary schools,” according to the WGSD website.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), first passed in 1975, according to Understood.org, is a federal law that “requires schools to serve the needs of eligible students with disabilities.”Over the years, there have been cases in which the application of IDEA by schools has fallen short. One such case was worked through this year in Southwest Missouri.According to an article in the Joplin Globe, the Bronaugh school district in Bronaugh, MO, was “found to be out of compliance with federal laws.”
Webster Groves schools will not be in session today, Feb. 28, due to icy road conditions.
Webster School District Schools are closed today, Jan. 31, due to road conditions and inclement weather, according to a 5 a.m. phone blast from superintendent John Simpson to staff and families.
All Webster School District Schools will be closed tomorrow, Jan. 30, because of the predicted low temperatures, according to a voicemail sent by superintendent Dr. John Simpson to families and staff at 3:50 p.m. today.
WGHS Step Team performed in the MLK Celebration last Sunday, Jan. 20, at Givens Elementary. The event serves as a platform to honor the life and work of Dr. King and the impact he has had on the community.
All schools in Webster Groves close at 11:30 a.m due to a water main break. This excludes Hudson, Givens and Steger.
The high school announced this development via the intercom system to students at 11:27 a.m.
Webster Groves High School will host its first Scholar Bowl tournament on Jan. 26. WGHS’ team will not compete but will run the operation by getting people get checked in, setting up buzzers, scorekeeping, reading and moderating questions. The team… Read More ›
The Women’s March has been happening since January 2016. This march takes place all across the country. The one in St. Louis will occur on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m.
The weather will be quite cold, but will not be cancelling it.
WGHS student groups, including Step Team and the Chamber Choir, have been invited to participate in the upcoming MLK Celebration. This Sunday, Jan. 20, is the march and celebration in Webster and Rock Hill.
Inducted members of Troupe 191 started off the year by attending the Missouri State Thespian Conference. The conference, held on alternating years in St. Louis and Kansas City, was centered in the Marriott in downtown Kansas City. The conference days,… Read More ›
Almost 100 protesters gathered outside of city hall on Tuesday, prior to a city council meeting, to protest the hire of Neil Bruntrager.
Samantha Massena — Contributing Writer
Orchestra, led by director Andrew Pulliam, will perform its first concert on Tuesday Dec. 4, 7-9 p.m. in the auditorium.
Superintendent Dr. John Simpson informed the Webster Groves community that school would not be in session for Nov. 15, due to inclement weather.
This year’s Friendship Dance, on Nov. 3, will be the 80th annual dance between Webster and Kirkwood. While the schools compete on the athletic field, the dance gives students from Webster and Kirkwood bonding opportunities.
The school district has hired Cooperative Strategies, an Ohio based company specializing in financial and demographic planning for schools. According to Cooperative Strategies website, the innovative company has done extensive work in school systems around the country and internationally “serving… Read More ›
DECA is putting on various school sponsored events to raise money for its New York trip, including Mr. Webster, Movie Night on Selma, Breakfast and Braids, Breakfast with Santa, Blacklight Dodgeball, etc. Distributive Education Clubs of America, DECA is comprised… Read More ›
Juniors Elizabeth Teeter and Caleb Miofsky performed in the concert “Finishing the Hat- Songs for Sondheim” for composer Stephen Sondheim during his St. Louis Literary Award acceptance ceremony on Oct. 4, at Sheldon Concert Hall. Sondheim composed for various musicals… Read More ›
Ada Foley — Contributing Writer Week 1 of Camp Wyman started Sept. 30, and it’s predicted by its coordinators and by veteran counselors to be a life-changing experience for high schoolers involved.
Ethan Ryan – Contributing Writer — Webster Groves School District held a community public forum in the high school library, Sept. 20, to discuss safety and space requirements of specific schools throughout the district.