Notes from Dr. Irvin

Your Weekly eNews for April 15

Hello Parents and Guardians,

With a hint of disbelief, we find ourselves in a rite of spring: a sprint to the finish line of this school year. Yesterday it felt great to send out the news that we are able to host a graduation ceremony to honor the Class of 2021 at Moss Field. Seating is limited to four guests per graduate, but as we prepare for more end-of-the-year events, it's gratifying to see some opportunities that allow us to come together, once again, and celebrate our students (albeit safely). As we look ahead, below are some of upcoming events:

April 17


Late April/Early May

Variety of Band events

April 29

Senior Awards Night (virtual)

May 1

Jim Schoemehl Run

May 5 - 7

Senior Check-out

May 6

Statesmen Sports Awards (Format TBA)

In gratitude,

Matt Irvin

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20th Annual Jim Schoemehl Run

Marketing II's Jim Schoemehl Run is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year! The run started in 2001 when the past marketing teacher (Alicia Schoemehl) 's husband was diagnosed with ALS. To help their teacher raise money and awareness, the Marketing II seniors created the Jim Schoemehl Run. Now the run is a community event that takes responsibility, cooperation, and many hours of work by our Marketing II seniors. This year the run is on Saturday, May 1st at 7:30am at Webster Groves High School. Our goal is to raise $18,000 for our ALS sponsor, Bo Powell and his family, and to have over 200 participants in the run. We would love your help in making that happen by registering to run, donating, or just by buying a t-shirt! Registration is now open at and to order t-shirts visit . For more information please visit our website at . Thank you so much for your support and we will see you there! #20yearsrunning!

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  • Congratulations to Mason King and Ben Miller to being accepted to the 2021 Missouri Boys' State!

  • WG Thrive Entrepreneurship Incubator students competed in the Waterway Pitch Competition on April 6th. Teams were competing for $500 for 1st Place and $250 for 2nd Place.

1st Place:

Stickable- Sarah Jane Hornberger and Alex Sullivan

2nd Place:

H.U.B.U. Apparel- Anthony Phiffer, Malachi Parker, Lamar Jackson

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April 24 is National Medication Take Back Day

April 24 is the national medication take-back day. There are several sites around St. Louis County who are collecting unused and unwanted medications from 10AM to 2PM, including the police departments in Rock Hill, Glendale, Marlborough, Brentwood, and Maplewood.

The website for the national take-back day is

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Term 4 Schedule

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Term 4 Schedule for Virtual Program

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Did You Know?

You can buy your spirit wear at the following Pop-Ups:

1. Thursday 4/22-Girls Varsity Soccer- outside junior entrance

2. Monday 5/3-Varsity Baseball

Order online at:

Learning at WGHS

Please visit our website for all the latest information regarding in-person learning, the virtual program, schedules, and support for our students and families.

Free Breakfast and Lunch Available for All WGSD Students

During in person learning and distance learning, Webster Groves Students will continue to have access to FREE breakfast and FREE lunch Monday-Friday.

Meals are available for pick-up at Webster Groves High School and home delivery. Students who have opted for in person learning, will be able choose their meal choice daily in the classroom.

For home delivery or meal pick up , please sign up using the below link .

Please contact us at with any questions.

Check out our menus at or download the Nutrislice app!

Counseling Department Updates

International Girls in Information and Communications Day Webinar, April 22, 2021 3:00-4:30pm

The FCBA is proud to join a number of organizations worldwide to celebrate International Girls in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) day, which is celebrated the fourth Thursday of April every year. This webinar represents the FCBA’s role in creating a global environment for girls and young women to consider studies and careers in the growing field of information and communications and technologies. For more information and to register visit

Interested in attending a selective university? Concerned you don't know the expectations for applying and for acceptance to a selective university? Worried about how to pay for college once you are accepted? Whether you are a freshman, sophomore or junior, if you are considering applying to a selective university, there will be valuable information shared in these webinars.

Please join us for free virtual presentations on April 21 & 22. Get the Inside Scoop on Selective University Admissions directly from admissions officers from Boston University, University of Notre Dame, Purdue University and University of Rochester. Two topics will be presented each night followed by time for Q & A with the two admissions officers presenting. Registration is necessary to participate in each of the webinars. See details below.

Wednesday, April 21; 7:00-8:00 pm

Preparing for College - Griffin Monahan, Boston University

Applying to College - Mary deVilliers, University of Notre Dame

Click this link to register for the Zoom webinar on April 21:

Registration link for April 21

Thursday, April 22; 7:00-8:00 pm

Alternative Approaches to Starting College - Megan Dorton, Purdue University

Paying for College - Kathleen Pipala, University of Rochester

Click this link to register for the Zoom webinar on April 22:

Registration link for April 22

Attention Sophomores! The deadline to apply for South Technical High School for the 2021-2022 school year is April 15th. They are currently accepting applications for Auto Collision Repair, Cisco Networking Academy, Construction Innovations, Design and Entrepreneurship, Electronics/Robotics Engineering, Pharmacy Sciences, and Precision Machining. For more information about South Tech and to apply visit

Exploring Career Speakers Series

The Greater St. Louis Area Exploring Program is excited to offer young adults ages 14-20 the opportunity to virtually meet and network with professionals from a variety of career fields. What education or training do you need for this career? What does a typical day look like? What do you like most about your job? These are just a few examples of what you might learn in the career workshops. The workshops are free and you may attend as many as you like.

All virtual programs will start at 5:00pm

· Wednesday, April 28th-Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

· Wednesday, May 12th -No College required-careers not requiring at college degree

Visit to register.

Scholarship Information for Seniors

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 scholarship databases out there. While it can seem a little overwhelming, it can be very rewarding if you put some time into it.

National Scholarship Searches
College Board’s Big Future

As a reminder, WGHS school counselors and social workers are working to support the academic, social and emotional, and post-secondary planning needs of our students. If you or your child are having difficulties or need assistance, please reach out to their counselor or social worker.

School Counselors

A-E Alex King (

F-K Ken Winingham (
L-R Joe Hepfinger (
S-Z Simone Cunningham (

College and Career Counselors
A-K Karen Verstraete (
L-Z Jennedy Lombard (

School Social Workers
Anne Gibbs (
Anne Marie Guntli (SSD) (


For students or families having technology issues, please do the following:

  • For specific Canvas issues, contact Ms. Liz Forderhase at or call her at 314.963.6400, ext. 11928.
  • Below is a link to the technology support ticket system we are utilizing to help give our learners and families the most efficient system to help us keep track of technology support requests. Use this site to submit when you are having technology difficulties with your child's equipment/access/accounts/etc.

As always, you are welcome to contact us at 314.963.6400 for assistance.

COVID-19 Information

We have now moved all COVID-19 information to a separate link. We will update this as we receive new information.

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