Notes from Dr. Irvin

Your WGHS Weekly eNews for October 21

Hello Parents and Guardians,

I have had the recent honor of participating in some senior recognition in our athletic programs--always a bittersweet event. While it is endearing to hear what the particular program has meant to students and families, it is a reminder of the finite time we have with all of our seniors and our hopes for them. Our family experienced that rite of passage last year: deep sincere care for our son by his coaches and an acknowledgement of an impact that can be long lasting.


I feel the urgency of our work with the limited window we share with your student in the classroom, on the field, or the stage. We hope they are experiencing impactful learning and mentoring this year that will put them on a trajectory to have lives of service and purpose.


Regards,

Matt

Next Week's Schedule: Late Start A, A, B, C, A

A Peek at the Week Ahead

  • 10/22: Second Quarter Bus Money Due
  • 10/23: ACT Testing
  • 10/25: Late Start A Day, 9:15am (doors open at 8:30am)
  • 10/28-10/30: Fall Play: "10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse," 7pm, Knight Auditorium

2021-22 Late-Start Days

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2nd Quarter Bus Pass Money Due FRIDAY

To pay for the 2nd quarter bus pass, please do the following:


Visit https://webster.revtrak.net/
-Click on Webster Groves High School (NOT Transportation)
- Select one of the four options for WGHS Bus Fee
- Fill out your student’s Last and First Name
- Check out

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Social Emotional Learning Survey

In support of our efforts to better care for the well-being of our students and nurture the most welcoming and inclusive environments possible, we will administer a brief, online and anonymous survey to all high school students between October 18 - 29. What they share, next week and in a follow-up survey this spring, will help guide and assess our efforts to better care for high school students in the WGSD. Please reach out to your student's principal with any questions.

Celebrations/Announcements

  • Thanks to everyone who participated in the Ivory Crockett Run for Webster and band mattress sale! We have such amazing support from our community.
  • Congratulations to our fall sports teams for wrapping up another great season! Good luck as they move on to districts and sectionals.
  • Senior Parents: Everything you need to know about graduation and your child's senior year can be found here.

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Statesmen Booster Club Hosts Kick-Off Event on Friday

The Statesmen Booster Club is hosting a kick-off event this Friday, 10/22, at Moss Field. Mission Taco will have a food truck set up in the North End Zone from 5:00-6:30pm. Please join us at this community event for family fun, food and games to support Webster Athletics!

Did You Know?

November 1 is a PD Day; there is no student attendance!


Here are the remaining days in which there is no student attendance due to professional development:

January 3, Records Day

February 18, PD Day

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To Report an Absence, Please Call:

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Counseling News

Is your child interested in learning about the actuarial field?

Encourage them to attend RGA's virtual High School Actuarial Day.

Designed specifically for high school students, this event will feature presentations from several RGA actuaries, who will talk about their education and careers in the actuarial field. The event will conclude with a Q&A session for participant questions.

High School Actuarial Day

Tuesday, November 23

3:30-5:00 p.m.

Zoom
(Link provided upon registration)

Click here to access a PDF of our flier

RSVP

Space is limited! Registration is open now through Tuesday, November 16. To reserve a spot, email Kelsie Klingenberg. Attendees will receive a link to the Zoom meeting upon registration.



AP Exam Registration is open and due by Thursday, November 11th.

Students enrolled in AP courses should register now for AP Exams that will be held on May 2nd- 13th in-person at WGHS.

Taking the Advanced Placement exam is an important part of all AP courses, but ultimately optional. If you have questions about whether or not to take the AP Exam, please contact your AP teacher.


The AP exam registration process is two steps, but both can be completed in one sitting when the student and parent/guardian do this together.


Step 1: If you haven’t already, you will need to create an account in AP Classroom and use a “Join Code” to be added to your class section. This Join Code should have been provided by your AP teacher. You will use your join codes and directions to complete the second required step in Total Registration.


Step 2: Visit www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/263573 to register and pay for your AP exams. Exam fees will be paid online so be sure to have a debit card or credit card available before beginning registration. This year each AP exam costs $96.00 + ($4 non-refundable processing fee per student). Registrations made after November 11th will incur a $40 late fee per test.

Students who qualify for Free/Reduced lunch, will pay a reduced fee of $54/per exam.

Please contact Mrs. Jennedy Lombard, AP Coordinator at lombard.jennedy@wgmail.org, if you would like to register for an exam not listed or have any other AP related questions.



Common Application Workshops During Academic Networking

Many seniors will use the Common Application to apply to college. While it is not particularly difficult, it can be a little confusing and hard to navigate sometimes. Students--please join us for a Common Application Workshop during Academic Networking time in September and October to learn how to complete your applications via the Common App. Sign up using the links below:

Last Names A-K

Last Names L-Z



College Admissions Representative Visits are Back!

After a year of virtual visits, we are welcoming college admissions representatives back in the building to meet with interested juniors and seniors. A list of colleges visiting will be posted on our Counseling Department calendar, in Naviance, and shared in our daily announcements. Students should stop by the Counseling Center to sign up and to receive a pass to be excused from class. Be sure to check the calendar regularly as visits are being updated daily.




Individual Senior Planning Conferences

Seniors and senior parents! Would you like to meet to ask questions specific to your needs? We will begin hosting individual meetings with students (in-person) and their parents (either in-person or via Zoom) following Senior Parent Night and our visits with senior English classes. Schedule using the links below:

Last Names A-K (Verstraete)

Last Names L-Z (Lombard)



Sophomore Parents!

South Tech is now accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year! Students are STRONGLY encouraged to apply during first semester to increase their chances of acceptance.


All of South Tech’s courses are listed here and available to you as electives. Tech provides the REAL WORLD experience and hands-on skills you need to make solid choices about your future while you earn high school and college credit. Tech also offers certifications and licenses that open doors for internships, employment, and advanced placement. We offer everything from Automotive to Veterinary, Health Sciences to Welding, and Firefighting to Web & Computer Programming. With 26 different programs, Tech likely has a class for you!

Transportation is provided and classes are TUITION FREE! To get started on your application today, click here.

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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!

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