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  • Prom planners hope for June or July event

    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 ›

  • Newscast: April 24, 2020

    Video editor Ethan Weihl remotely shares this week’s headlines: Parents Club Senior Parade, commencement speaker and name readers, and tomorrow’s Jim Schoemehl Virtual Run.

  • College Board changes AP tests

    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. 

  • Local life changes due to COVID-19

    Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a number of local events have been postponed, including local elections and the Jim Schoemehl run.

  • School closure brings change to spring events

    Elise Keller Editor-in-Chief Students are yet to return to school following spring break due to the health concerns brought about by COVID-19. The closure began on March 15 and will last through the end of the school year.  This spring… Read More ›

  • Newscast: April 17, 2020

    Video editor Ethan Weihl remotely shares this week’s headlines: prom and graduation, new assistant principal and the Dottie Delassus Award.

  • Students, staff discuss online learning

    Whether they were tech savvy or not, teachers and students alike were going to have to adjust to this new way of learning. While teachers were given some two weeks to switch their curriculum over to online, Webster Groves High School tried to make sure each student had internet access and a device of some sort. 

  • Spring sport athletes try to stay active 

    Spring sports were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Spring sports include baseball, men’s golf, lacrosse, women’s soccer, men’s tennis, track and men’s volleyball. Athletes from each of these sports are trying to remain active and in shape even though their season has been postponed. 

  • Breaking News: New assistant principal joins staff

    Alumna Maddy Raimondo will join the Webster Groves School District as an assistant principal for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • School-related trips cancelled due to COVID-19 worries

    COVID-19 has affected the lives of nearly everyone in the world to a great extent. Stipulations of isolation, social distancing and only travelling if it is absolutely essential has meant the cancellation of many planned trips. For Webster, this meant the cancellation of Spring Break trips and summer trips.

  • Newscast: April 10, 2020

    Video editor Ethan Weihl remotely shares this week’s headlines: school buildings closed for rest of school year.  

  • Businesses make adjustments due to COVID-19

    Businesses everywhere are being forced to make changes to everyday routines due to COVID-19. The Novel Neighbor, a local business, is taking precautions to keep everyone safe.

  • Senior reflects on unsure volleyball season

    Men’s volleyball, like many sports teams, has been put on hold due to the coronavirus.
    “Not knowing if I will get to put on the #13 on my back again one last time has been really tough on me,” senior captain Quinton Nehring said.

  • News Brief: Virtual Spirit Week offers opportunity for connection

    STUCO is sponsoring a Virtual Spirit Week this week April 6-10, by taking photos for themed days for a chance at a McDonald’s gift card.
    Students are asked to tag @wghs_STUCO in their Spirit Week posts to be eligible for the McDonald’s gift card.

  • News Brief: CSPA announces Gold Circle winners

    Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced the winners from its 37th Gold Circle Awards program.
    Three Echo staffers were Gold Circle winners.  Senior Ethan Weihl won first place for his Video News Package “Students Walkout to Raise Climate Change Awareness,”senior Lindsey Bennett won third place for her News Feature “New Program Facilitates Student-Created Businesses” and graduate Sean Mullins won a certificate of merit for his Entertainment Review “Electric Retrospective – Review: ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ Reflects Poorly Upon Interactive Media.”