Notes from Dr. Irvin
Your WGHS Weekly eNews for January 12
Hello WGHS Families,
I am writing this as we are wrapping up our Class of 2027 parent program to preview the next four years, and I have a mixture of excitement and weight. In one realm, I am elated to share our current work and aspirations for students and families at Webster Groves High School that will join us as early as this summer.
I am equally concerned about what our current Class of 2023 families would have envisioned for themselves. Four years ago, many may have harbored a specific vision of what the high school experience was going to be and for a very particular set of outcomes. And I would suggest, today, most of you would admit that the time here was very different from what you imagined as your student enters into their final semester. I hope that it has been a journey of triumph and constructive learning, possibly with the modest sting of disappointment in the latter. Reorienting after disappointment can lead to profound introspection and provide clarity around what is most important. I also anticipate that our teachers, coaches, and sponsors played a role in support of the successes and the trials along the way that will be elemental lesson for what lies ahead. I am grateful for this school and the people who come here every day to learn, teach, and share.
Next Week's Schedule: NO SCHOOL, A, B, C, A
A Peek at the Week Ahead
- 1/16: NO SCHOOL; Martin Luther King Day
- 1/21: WGHS Statesbots FTC Robotics Meet, 7am - 2pm, Roberts Gym
Free and Reduced Lunch Applications
It's not too late to signup for free and reduced lunch. You can do so here and return it to:
Webster Groves High School
100 Selma Avenue
Webster Groves, MO 63119
Attention: Food Service Office
Dance is for students only. Ticket information coming soon!
Did You Know?
Parents of Seniors: Local Scholarships Now Available!
Friendly reminder that local scholarships are currently available on the Counseling Center's web page under the Local Scholarships tab (https://www.webster.k12.mo.us/Page/22965). These are scholarships provided by locally affiliated groups/organizations specifically for WGHS students. Don't miss this great opportunity for additional funding for college! Applications are to be submitted to Mrs. Adams in the Main Office by Friday, February 21, 2023.
Spring Dual Credit Registration
While most dual credit registration occurs in the fall, there are some classes that have spring registration, too.
List of Second Semester Courses Available for Dual Credit (if a year-long class isn't listed, no spring registration required)
Registration Links and Windows:
MO State: www.dualcredit.missouristate.edu (January 9-February 10)
UMSL: www.umsl.edu/acp (January 3-February 3)
SLU: https://www.slu.edu/1818/registration.php (January 12-February 13)
Course Selection for 2023-2024
The course selection process for the 2023-2024 school year has begun! Students received their Course Selection Form along with a timeline and explanation of the process during Advisory on December 8. The deadline for students to input their course requests in the SIS student portal is Friday, January 13, 2023. Counselors will meet individually with all students (during their Math class) during the last two weeks of January to review graduation requirements, answer questions, and finalize course requests.
Scholarship Opportunities and Searches:
Most applications for the 2022-2023 Webster Groves local scholarships are now available and are due in February. We will post the rest as soon as they are available.
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.
Inclement Weather Procedures
'Tis the season for inclement weather to impact school. Please refer to the information below for delayed start and school closing information due to inclement weather.
Should bad weather or other adverse conditions prompt us to consider closing schools, the District will make a decision as early as possible. Information will be available through the following outlets:
- Phone calls to all families through School Messenger
- Local media: KMOV TV (Channel 4), KSDK TV (Channel 5), KTVI (Channel 2) and KMOX radio (AM 1120)
- District website www.webster.k12.mo.us
- Twitter @WebsterGrovesSD
Late Start due to Inclement Weather
The Webster Groves School District will consider opening schools with a “late start” on inclement days when roads are expected to be cleared within a few hours. This option would keep children, families and staff off the roads during the busy morning rush hour. A late start would mean that all schools would open one hour and thirty minutes later than their usual start times. A quick breakfast would be available for students. Transportation provided by First Student, the Voluntary Interdistrict Choice Corporation, and ZipCare will be scheduled to pick up students one hour and thirty minutes later than their regular pick up times.
All schools and Adventure Club would close at their regular times.
WGHS Start Time: 9:40 a.m.
Staff Arrival Time: 9:10 a.m.
Student Arrival Time: 9:25 a.m.
Early Dismissal: 12:30 p.m.
All other schools can be found here.
** Late starts will be announced through the same communication outlets listed above **
Late Start Bus Times
With a late start, bus schedules will run one hour and 15 minutes later than the regularly scheduled time.
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!