Notes from Dr. Irvin

Your WGHS Weekly eNews for January 6

Hello Parents and Guardians,

We have passed a milestone in the year--second semester has begun. Whether you have a freshman with greater confidence as they enter a more familiar space or a senior that is running on fumes (or all points in between), we hope they enter each day with hope and belief: Hope and belief that they are gaining clarity in who they are and are becoming, hope and belief that they will be people of impact in the world around them, and hope and belief that Webster Groves High school is a place that moves them forward. My time around our students certainly instills more hope and belief in me that their work as scholars, artisans, and citizens will be for the betterment of our collective future.

We are excited for what lies ahead in the second semester.


Matt Irvin

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

A Peek at the Week Ahead

  • 1/7: First semester grades on Parent Portal
  • 1/12: Class of 2026 Preview Night (virtual)

2021-22 Late-Start Days

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Did You Know?

Please note that the school is not responsible for lost or stolen property.

Recently, lost Airpods are becoming a daily problem. Please encourage your child to leave their Airpods at home! At the very least, please enable location tracking for your Apple devices. It's also helpful to keep serial numbers of all electronic devices available to assist in location tracking/owner identification.

It is also important to note that lockers, as the property of the school, may be searched by school personnel for a reasonable cause.


“Lost and Found” is maintained in the hallway on the south side of the Cafeteria. To guard your student against loss, please encourage them to:

  • not bring items of unusual value to school
  • label your possessions with your name and address
  • lock your locker
  • take reasonable care of your belongings

To Report an Absence, Please Call:

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Webster Groves Parent Advisory Council Meeting in January

The Webster Groves Parent Advisory Council (PAC) will meet on Thursday, January 13 at 6:00 pm over Zoom. Everyone is welcome! We will be joined by the Director of Special Education for WGSD, Shantay Wakefield, along with other SSD administrators who will give a brief presentation and answer questions. Zoom link: (meeting ID 960 6327 2230). Please contact Rebecca O’Laughlin at with any questions.

The Webster Groves district PAC was formed by families who expect that children with disabilities and/or unique learning needs are educated effectively, afforded the dignity of belonging, and valued throughout all WGSD learning opportunities and experiences.

PAC representatives communicate regularly and directly with SSD and WG administrators about the needs and interests of students who have IEPs and 504 plans.

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Shop the Parents' Club Spirit Store!

The Spirit Store is open! Hours are 8-9:15 a.m. daily.

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Every time you shop at the Spirit Store, you are supporting student scholarships and teacher grants!

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