Notes from Dr. Irvin
Your WGHS Weekly eNews for April 13
Hello WGHS Families,
With a hint of disbelief, we find ourselves in a rite of spring: a hurried sprint to the finish line for the 2022-23 school year. Last Friday we acknowledged 185 students for service in the community during the Statesmen Service Awards ceremony. This week we enjoyed celebrating our senior athletes signing with their prospective colleges, and tomorrow we'll recognize over 110 students in the Top Hat Awards.
Looking ahead, our graduation ceremony to honor the Class of 2023 is planned for May 20 at Chaifetz Arena--a 4-year year journey for our seniors at WGHS. It's gratifying to see some opportunities that allow us to come together, once again, and celebrate our students. As we look ahead, below are some of upcoming events:
Top Hat Awards
Late April/Early May
Variety of Band events
Senior Awards Night
Jim Schoemehl Run
Seniors' last week
Statesmen Sports Awards
Class of 2023 Graduation, 6:30pm, Chaifetz Arena
Next Week's Schedule: BCBCA
Please note the modified schedule due to EOC Week.
A Peek at the Week Ahead
- 4/14: Top Hat Awards (by invitation), 7:45am, Roberts Gym
- 4/15: ACT Testing at WGHS
- 4/15: Prom @ the Planetarium, 7-10pm
- 4/17-21: EOC Week
- 4/17: Band Awards Night, 6pm, PV Commons/Courtyard
- 4/20-22: Spring Play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time7pm, Black Box Theatre
End-of-Course Exam Week is April 17-28
The End-of-Course exams are scheduled at WGHS from April 17-28. We have a modified schedule to accommodate testing (below). The schedule for each week will be BCBCA, with some periods being reversed during the second week to accommodate longer testing periods.
The Senior Scoop
- Click here for the latest Graduation updates and important dates.
- Click here for information on Senior Check-out.
Senior Parents: Now's Your Chance to Buy the ECHO Senior Ad
Here is your chance to congratulate your favorite senior by placing an ad in the May 2023 SENIOR issue of the echo. Click on the button below to place an order (we also accept camera ready ads and photos). If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 963-6400 ext. 11157 or firstname.lastname@example.org. *All mailed photos will be returned when we are finished.
The ads are due by Monday, April 24. Sample Ads can be seen here
Payments can be mailed to Echo Newspaper, Webster Groves High School, 100 Selma Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63119.
Size (on page) and Special Senior Ad prices:
- 1/16 $25
- 1/8 $40
- 1/4 $60
- 1/2 $100
- Full $175
Click the link below to order your Senior Ad.
Congratulations to our Statesmen Service Award Recipients!
BRIDGing Our Stories
The BRIDGING Our Stories - (Building.Relationships.Inclusion.Diversity.Growth) program allows WGSD middle and high students and staff to tell their stories through art. Students and staff members can express themselves through art such as poetry, photography, music, dance, painting, etc. These creative expressions will be placed in a Community Gallery for the public to view, learn, and appreciate. In addition, the art will be used in a professional development session for staff to learn about the power of storytelling, relationship building, and building community. The grants are able to cover funding for some art supplies. Students will be asked a year later to share how being a part of the project impacted their classroom experiences. This program is grant-funded by the WGSD Foundation and Lindenwood University.
Your student can register by clicking HERE. All artwork must be submitted by May 1, 2023. For additional information or questions, please contact Dr. Williamson at email@example.com.
University of Notre Dame, Washington University, Johns Hopkins, and Emory University are hosting an event for prospective students and their families on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 7:00pm at Washington University. Click here to register.
Scholarship Opportunities and Searches:
St. Louis Area Scholarship Search
St. Louis Graduates Scholarship Central (Note: Many of these applications have not opened up yet so keep checking back.) This is also where you can apply for Interest Free Student Loans from Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis.
Where can you find other scholarships? There are a number of national scholarship databases out there. While it can seem a little overwhelming, it can be rewarding if you put some time into it.
National Scholarship Searches
College Board’s Big Future
2023-24 Transportation Application Now Available
The Webster Groves School District is currently determining transportation needs for the fee-based service for the 2023-2024 school year. If your student will be attending Webster Groves High School or Hixson Middle School and you would like bus transportation for your student for the 2023-2024 school year, you must complete the application at the link below. Even if your student rode the bus last year, you must fill out a new application for the 2023-2024 school year. Please read the information in the link and fill out the form if you want your student to ride the bus for the 2023-2024 school year.
Please note the criteria needed to get free bus transportation.
Application deadline is May 15, 2023.
News from the Chelsea Center: WGHS’ In-house Experiential Learning Center
The Anytown Leadership Institute, a program of NCCJ St. Louis, is a unique 7-day residential program for high-school-aged youth. Anytown's goal is to prepare youth to be effective leaders and change agents who are dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry, and oppression. Youth participate in experiential learning activities and dialogue sessions designed to increase their understanding of human relations issues and of their own responsibility to create a community based on inclusion, trust, and mutual respect. The Chelsea Center can provide funding for up to 3 students selected for this program who are also willing to simultaneously enroll in a Chelsea Center course.
Looking for other experiences?
If your child is looking to explore a passion area or career, have them visit the Chelsea Center to learn more about local opportunities, ways they might earn credit for engaging in these opportunities, and potential funding available to support experiential learning in the summer as well! Students can access wgsd.givepulse.com with their school Gmail account information to explore upcoming experiences as well.
Did You Know?
You can buy your spirit wear online at:
Items can be picked up in the Main Office after you receive your confirmation email that your order is ready.
2022-23 Late-Start Days
Shop the Parents' Club Spirit Store!
The Spirit Store is open! Hours are 8-9:15 a.m. daily.
The online store is open 24 hours a day at https://wghsparentsclub.org/collections.
Every time you shop at the Spirit Store, you are supporting student scholarships and teacher grants!
WGHS Attendance Contacts
Webster Groves High School
Location: 100 Selma Avenue, Webster Groves, MO, USA
Phone: (314) 963-6400