Notes from Dr. Irvin
Your WGHS Weekly eNews for October 20
Hello WGHS Families,
I have had the recent honor of participating in some senior recognitions moments in our athletic and activities 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 two years ago: 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.
Each school year, we request feedback from parents/guardians for our building administrators and their performance. This feedback is intended to help us grow as administrators and ensure continuing support and guidance for staff and students throughout the district. After a brief break of surveying staff due to the pandemic, we have reinstated surveys for all administrators for the 2022-2023 school year.
Please take a moment to provide feedback on my performance by October 31. Thank you for your continued support and helping me grow.
Next Week's Schedule: Late-Start A,ABCA
A Peek at the Week Ahead
- 10/22: ACT Test at WGHS
- 10/26: Fall Orchestra Concert, 7pm, WG Presbyterian Church
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.
TURKEY DAY T-SHIRT PRE-ORDERS ARE OPEN!
Please note that due to lead times, the order will only be open for ONE WEEK! So PLEASE get your orders in by midnight, Friday October 21! Information is below. Shirts can be ordered here: https://wghsparentsclub.org/.../turkey-day-shirt-2022...
Thank you for supporting ALL our WGHS Students!
Emergency Notification System Test
Webster Groves School District will conduct a test of its emergency notification system Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.
We want to be sure you are informed of school cancellations due to inclement weather or in case of an emergency in our school community. The annual test of our notification system ensures WGSD has accurate contact information for parents and guardians.
A phone message will be sent to our WGSD families and staff, followed by a text, WGSD app notification and email message.
Make sure your family contact information is accurate. Families should check phone numbers and contact information in SIS here. Staff should check with their school or building. If you need to update this contact information, please contact your school.
- 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.
2nd Quarter Bus Money Due Friday
To pay for the 2nd quarter bus pass, please do the following:
-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
Science Fair Information
Do you love science? Come learn how to do a science fair project via Zoom on Thursday, November 10th 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.
Help Evaluate Our Programs
During the 2022-2023 school year, multiple programs and curricular areas are under review as part of a process known as program evaluation. Program evaluations are directly tied to Board of Education Policy IM: Evaluation of Instructional Programs and Policy IF: Curriculum Development. The program evaluation process includes a review of data, researching current and future practices in that area, and collecting and analyzing feedback from our stakeholders. Following a program evaluation, recommendations are then made to the Board of Education for next steps.
This year the following curricular areas and programs are under review:
K-12 Counseling and Guidance
Safety Program and Emergency Response and Intervention Plan
Programming for McKinney Vento (Homelessness) and Migratory Students
As part of each program evaluation, we are requesting feedback and input from the community. The results of the surveys will be one data point used in evaluating the entire program and determining recommendations for the future. To share your feedback, please click the specific surveys below:
All surveys will remain open for feedback until Tuesday, November 1 at 4 p.m. At that time, surveys will close and the feedback will be collected for the program evaluation process.
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us!
2022-23 Late-Start Days
AP Exam Reminder
For more information and to register, please visit: www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/263573
AP Exam registration ends on November 11th. 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.
National College Fair @ St. Louis University on 10/30/22
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.
The St. Louis Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Alumni Association’s 5th Annual Scholarship Summit is November 5th
You are invited to the St. Louis Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Alumni Association’s 5th Annual Scholarship Summit on Saturday, November 05, 2022 at the Harris Stowe State University Community Impact Education Center. Morning sessions will include student and parent workshops on essay writing, ACT/SAT prep and finding scholarships. Afternoon sessions include an HBCU panel and an HBCU fair with local HBCU Alumni representatives. The Scholarship Summit is fun, educational, free and open to the public. For more information and to register visit http://www.stlhbcualumni.org/ by October 31, 2022.
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!
October 28: Last Day for $60 Early Bird Pricing
January 27: Last Day for $65 Pricing
January 27: Last Day for Guaranteed Pre-Order
Important Senior Dates & Links
October 28: Senior Quotes Due (Click here to submit)
Senior Baby Photo Submission Form
Senior Quote Form