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.
Student musicians performed the bands’ annual holiday concert on Dec. 5, from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. in the WGHS auditorium.
The Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band performed some classic holiday songs, and students all wore ugly Christmas sweaters while performing. The concert was free to attend.
Webster Groves School District will not have classes Monday, Dec. 16, due to inclement weather.
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.
The block class, a two-hour long combination of AP Honors US Studies and AP Language, has been a long standing right-of-passage for Webster juniors, but rumors call into question the class’s future.
According to English teacher Kristin Moore, changes to the social studies curriculum will cause the block class to be removed.
National Honor Society sponsored a blood drive in the secondary gym, Tuesday, Nov. 12.
Statesbots (Robotics Club) competed in the annual First Tech Challenge. Their first round of the competition was on Nov. 16. Black team won fourth place, orange team won sixth place.
Webster’s 22nd Annual Chili Fest will be Wednesday, Nov. 27, from 5-7 p.m. Hosted by the Parents Club, this is one of their largest fundraisers of the year.
STUCO nominee, Quinton Nehring, and band nominee, Lillian Ortinau were crowned King and Queen of the 81st annual Friendship Dance on Nov. 2.
Webster Groves School District schools will begin an hour and a half later than usual due to inclement weather, according to a message from superintendent Dr. John Simpson.
Superintendent John Simpson announced the three finalists to fill the vacancy left by Arnold Stricker. Those candidates are Joel Oliver, Brian McQueary and Erin Gunn.
Veterans Day is a big event for Webster Groves High school, 60 veterans will speak to students on Nov. 7, as part of the Veterans Day celebration. Each social studies room will have five different veterans from each era to share their stories.
All Write will be shortened to three days, running March 4-6 of 2020. This is two days fewer than the typical five-day run of the festival.
“Chicago the Musical” will be directed by drama teacher Todd Schaefer and assistant director senior Zia Massena.
Students look forward to shopping for outfits and making plans with friends, in preparation for the annual WGHS and Kirkwood High Friendship Dance. Since 1939, the two “rival” schools have come together to celebrate the dance.
Michael Blessing Contributing Writer Area athletes will gather for Run 4 Webster, aka. the Ivory Crockett Run Oct. 19. The event is sponsored by Webster Groves School District Foundation, and the money earned goes to grants and scholarships. New this… Read More ›
When students run in to grab their morning caffeine fix, they can now browse shelves and racks of spirited clothing and merchandise. The collaboration between the Parents Club and Special School District (SSD) combines the Spirit Store and Coffee Shop into one place near the Drama Hallway.
The annual Webster Tackles Cancer game will be Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. on Moss Field. It may be different than in the past because it will not be sponsored by the Scott Harris Oliphant Foundation this year.
Parent-teacher conferences will be the week of Oct. 7. Parents will visit WGHS and get a summary of how their children are doing this school year so far.
Rock Hill will have its Fall Festival and Parade Oct. 5. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. and end about 12 p.m., and the festival will be at Hudson School once the parade concludes. The festival will offer several attractions from food trucks, face painting and pony rides. The free event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
State legislators have moved the school starting day to later in the year. Next year class will begin Aug. 24.
The 13th annual Caleb Nehring Blood Drive is Oct. 1, at the Shrewsbury City Center from 12 to 7 p.m.
The drive is held in memory of Caleb Nehring, who was seven years old when he was diagnosed with stage four rhabdomyosarcoma, one of the most common forms of soft tissue cancer in children.
Jaden Fields Junior Editor Students held a walkout to raise awareness of climate change during fourth hour at 10 a.m. on Sept. 20. The walkout was organized via a GroupMe created by the student organizers, seniors Ashley Cimerolli and Patrick… Read More ›
Students held a walkout to raise awareness of climate change during fourth hour at 10 a.m. today, Sept. 20.
Starting this year, Webster will implement late start days. On a typical school day, classes start at 7:55 a.m., but with the new procedure they will start at 8:57 a.m on some Mondays.
THRIVE Incubator will be introduced to students next year.Run by marketing teacher Kara Siebe, the THRIVE Incubator is an entrepreneurship incubator used to help students design their own businesses with guidance. They’ll be provided with mentors twice a week as well as the chance to meet with lawyers and marketing executives to help their business become successful.
Michael Marshall Contributing Writer DECA students placed in State Finals in Kansas City on March 26, which means they went to Nationals in Orlando, Fl, on April 27. Participating students were juniors Tommy Koelling and Rebekah Kinworthy. They were accompanied… Read More ›