Statesmen Symphony grows, plans concert

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.

Band performs annual holiday concert

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. 

Curriculum change threatens ‘block’ class

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. 

Veterans share experiences with students

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.  

New space merges coffee, school spirit

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.

Rock Hill celebrates season with festival, parade

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.

THRIVE to launch next year

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.