Chelsea Center evaluation leads to director reassignment

“There appears to be a shared vision among leaders at the district and school levels and a desire for a focused direction,” Brotherton, Allen and True said in its evaluation of the Chelsea Center.  Click here to see evaluation.The review, conducted by former educators Dr. Steve Brotherton, Dr. Jennifer Allen and Stephanie True, detailed the current condition of the Chelsea Center and its director, Julie Burchett.

Prom tickets go on sale

Elise Wilke-Grimm News/Opinion Editor Senior Prom will be April 27, from 8-11 p.m. at Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. The night was described as “glitz and glam” by Lauren Maedge, one of the 2019 prom coordinators, since the theme… Read More ›

Students lobby with Planned Parenthood

The Teen Advocates for Sexual Health (TASH), an advocate group including WGHS students, traveled to Jefferson City on March, 6, to lobby for the banning of harmful conversion therapy and the lowering of tax on period supplies and diapers.

Echo staffers earn MIPA recognition

Members of the ECHO staff and journalism class went to MIZZOU today for Missouri Interscholastic Press Association’s J-Day. In addition to the keynote speech by Brian McGill, Wall Street Journal multimedia editor for politics and policy, students attended breakout sessions…. Read More ›

Senior awarded second Franzie

“There are a lot of things that I see that sometimes make me angry or sad and that’s when I write poetry,” senior Trinity Madison said following her win of the 2019 Franzie Award at the All-Write Festival.

Proposition E solves district issues

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.

Congresswoman supports special education

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), first passed in 1975, according to, 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.”

School District hires strategies company

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 ›