Notes from Dr. Irvin

Your WGHS Weekly eNews for January 9

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.

Thanks again to all for everyone's flexibility in dealing with weather that impacted finals and preparation for those assessments. We were grateful for our staff in finding ways to adjust as needed to the compromised schedule, which they had devoted considerable time preparing review and the final exam. We are excited for what lies ahead in the second semester.


Matt Irvin

A Peek at the Week Ahead

  • January 10: Report cards available on Parent Portal
  • January 13-17: Course Selection Week
  • January 13: Late Start, Day 5/6: Classes begin at 8:57 a.m.
  • January 20: NO SCHOOL (MLK Day)

Monday, January 13 is a Late-Start Day

School begins at 8:57 a.m. on late-start days.

This is just a reminder that we will have a late-start schedule on Monday, January 13. Students will miss two class periods to accommodate time for teachers to meet in their PLCs, or Professional Learning Communities. For all late-start schedules, school will begin at 8:57 a.m., and two class periods will be dropped.

On Monday’s Late Start, the building opens at 8:00 a.m. Students should enter through the Senior Entrance. Between 8-8:30, students may go to the library or cafeteria. After 8:30, students may enter the building via the Senior, Junior or Roberts entrance and transition to their regular morning routine. Please see the schedule below for a Day 5/6:

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2019-20 Late-Start Days

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  • The February 1st Food, Fun, and Fitness Event unfortunately has been canceled. Hopefully the event can take place in the future.

  • OPUS, the parent organization for our orchestra program, is hosting a trivia night and silent auction to be held on February 1 at Shrewsbury Community Center. The event is a fundraiser for general orchestra program needs and orchestra trips. For more details and to sign up online, visit

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

Delayed Start Times Due to Inclement Weather

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Shop at Our Spirit Store and Support Funding for Scholarships!

The Webster Groves Spirit Wear Store is open to all Students, Staff, Parents and Community Members. Shop the Spirit Store for all your Webster Groves Apparel and Accessories.

Spirit Store Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 10:00 am

Late Start Monday: 8:30 am – 10:00 am

All Spirit Wear Apparel and Accessories are also available online at the Parents Club website.

Orders placed online will be available for pick up at the WGHS Front Office.

(for a fee all items can be shipped to your home)

WGHS Front Office Hours: 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

You can also find Spirit Wear at our “Pop-Up” Shops at many school sponsored events.

Thanks for your support!

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