Notes from Dr. Irvin
Your WGHS Weekly eNews for November 3
Hello WGHS Families,
This weekend marks another round of Daylight Savings, and November is a busy time at WGHS. We are excited to open our doors on Sunday, November 13 to the WG community at our Community Open House from 1-3 p.m. Our Community Open House features the chance for our community to learn about our outstanding educational programs at WGHS. Visitors will be able to get a glimpse of the WGHS student experience, learn about our innovative program offerings, and even take guided walking tours of the building.
With our rich history, noted alumni, and distinguished scholars and artisans, we have much to be proud of. We're eager to share our mission, curriculum, and culture with the WG community.
Through a generous donation, the Little Theater is undergoing a complete demolition and a new building will be built, which will feature a new multipurpose performance center that will provide new opportunities for students and staff. Administrators and staff members along with a team of design professionals have been providing input during the design phase of the project.
What this means is that demolition of the existing Little Theater will begin next week. We will still have both lanes on Bradford for traffic but parking spots will be unavailable due to the work.
Demolition will last about a month, followed by construction of the new and improved learning and performing space.
Thank you for your patience as we bring this exciting project to our school community!
Next Week's Schedule: A, NO SCHOOL, B, C, A
A Peek at the Week Ahead
- 11/3: Senior Panoramic Photo, 10:04 am
- 11/5: WGHS/KHS Friendship Dance @ Kirkwood, 7pm
- 11/7: First Day of Girls Swimming/Diving and Boys Wrestling
- 11/7: Veterans Day Program
- 11/8: NO SCHOOL (PD Day)
- 11/9: Parents' Club Meeting, 7pm, Library
- 11/10 - 11/12: Fall Musical, Grease; 7pm, Auditorium
- 11/11: End of Progress Period
Deadline to buy tickets is 11:59 p.m. TONIGHT!
Friendship Dance Ticket Information
DATE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5
LOCATION: Kirkwood High School
Tickets will go on sale starting Monday, October 24 and end at 11:59pm Thursday November 3. ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE AT Friendship Dance 2022. Note - tickets WILL NOT be available the day of the dance or at the door.
*Students will use their lunch PIN code when purchasing tickets online. If parents are purchasing tickets for their student, you must use their lunch PIN.
In order to attend this event, students must not have an outstanding school fine for sports, clubs, text books etc. If you do, your lunch PIN code will not be active when purchasing tickets online. You must stop by the Athletic Office to pay your fine OR pay it online through the portal. If you choose the online option, you must either email the athletic office at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by to let them know. At that point, they will activate your lunch PIN code to buy a ticket. If you are uncertain of your fines status, please login to your SIS account and check before trying to purchase tickets.
OUTSIDE GUEST TICKET INFORMATION for Non-WGHS Students:
There will be up to 75 outside guest tickets allowed for this event. Any outside guest must have a completed outside guest form on file before being allowed to purchase a ticket. These forms can be found attached to this email or in the Athletic Office. Please return completed forms to Kim Edwards in the Athletic Office as soon as possible. Once forms are turned in and approved, a code will be distributed to the student to purchase their outside guest ticket online. Any outside guests must be accompanied by the WG student who purchased their ticket.
Friendship Dance is a semi-formal event and you are expected to wear semi-formal attire. Examples of semi-formal attire may include a dress, dress pants, suitcoat, tie, or collared shirt. Dresses may be strapless (if they fit properly) or include spaghetti straps. Head coverings must be appropriate for the occasion. Inappropriate attire would include jeans of any color, shorts of any type, t-shirts or baseball caps. If a student or guest is not within the dress code they will be asked to change before being admitted to the dance. Thank you for your cooperation with this.
We look forward to a fantastic & memorable evening for everyone.
-Tickets must be purchased online at Friendship Dance 2022
-Student cannot have any outstanding fines for school
-Students will use their lunch pin code to purchase tickets online
-Outside guests forms are limited to the first 75 who submit them in the Athletic Office. Forms can be picked up at the athletic office at any time.
-Ticket sales end at 11:59pm November 3
Tickets will NOT be sold the day before or the day of the Dance.
Mark Your Calendars: Spring Semester Calendar Changes
Please note the following calendar changes for spring:
March 8 Early Dismissal is now 12:32 p.m.
To align with the Board approved district early dismissal time, we are changing our March 8 early dismissal time to 12:32 p.m. (spring conference week). This will change our class periods slightly. Our online calendar has been updated.
Week of April 3
To accommodate the Junior ACT test date at WGHS, we have made Tuesday, April 4 a C day, and Thursday, April 6 an A day. The week will now be ACBAA.
High Demand Occupations
Section 167.902 RSMo, requires that the department of economic development shall annually identify occupations in which a critical need or shortage of trained personnel exists in the labor markets in this state. Additionally, each high school shall provide its students with the information before November first of every school year.
For a direct link to the FY24 High Demand Occupations list, please click here.
High School Actuarial Day
Designed specifically for high school students, this virtual 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.
RGA High School Actuarial Day
Tuesday, November 22
3:30-5:00 p.m. CST
Zoom meeting (Link provided upon registration.)
Questions about RGA's High School Actuarial Day should be directed to Jake Davis.
AP Exam Reminder
For more information and to register, please visit: www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/263573
AP Exam registration ends on November 11. Any registrations or cancellations after this date will incur a $40 fee per exam.
Please contact Jennedy Lombard, AP Coordinator with any questions and concerns.
College Application Workshops
Seniors! Do you need help completing your college applications? Sign up for our College Application Workshops held during Academic Networking. Sign up for one or both Academic Networking sessions. Workshops will be held in computer lab 320 and are limited to 20 students per session. Click here to register.
College Admissions Representative Visits
Juniors—are you ready to start learning about colleges? Seniors—do you have questions about the application process for schools on your list? College representatives will visit WGHS through November 1st. This is a great opportunity to hear from colleges all across the country in the comfort of your own school. 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 to meet with schools they are interested in and to receive a pass to be excused from class. Be sure to check the calendar regularly as visits are being updated daily.
Science Fair Information
Do you love science? Come learn how to do a science fair project via Zoom on Thursday, November 10 from 6:30-7:30 pm. You will need to register prior to attending. If you have any questions, please visit our Science Fair website or contact Shayla Pott, District Science Fair Coordinator, at email@example.com.
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!