Mr. Bill Senti, 2017-18 Principal of Bristol Elementary School
I’m excited to share that the district recently hired Bill Senti, currently principal of Craig School in the Parkway School District, as principal of Bristol School, effective July 1.
Mr. Senti has been principal of Craig for five years. Before that, he was an assistant principal at Northeast Middle School in Parkway and a teacher in the Rockwood School District. He holds a master’s degree in educational administration and supervision from Lindenwood University and a bachelor in fine arts degree in graphic design from Maryville University. He was a nominee for Teacher of the Year in Rockwood, has received the Francis & Elizabeth Huss Graduate Award in Education from Lindenwood and received the Pillar of Parkway Award from his current school district.
I’m confident Mr. Senti is the leader best prepared to take Bristol forward in the years to come. He’s shown that he values working together with children, staff, parents and the school community to create an inclusive environment where the social, emotional and academic needs of children are met.
Please join me in welcoming Mr. Bill Senti to the Webster Groves School District!
Each child, Each day…John
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- Congratulations to the 2017 Class 5 State Boys Basketball Champs!
- WGHS junior Ben Linehan was recently honored with the Excellence in Science Award at UMSL and senior Kelly Komotos received honorable mention for the Aspirations in Computing award from the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) at SLU. Also honored by NCWIT was WGHS teacher, Jeanette Hencken, who was the only teacher in the region to receive the Educator Award for supporting and encouraging female students in aspirations in computing!
- Congratulations to the Steger Chess Team — Andrew Voelker, Dominic Lee, Marcus Budde and Eric Miranda — which won fourth place in the 2017 Missouri State Championship! Andrew also won a sixth place individual trophy. More than 500 students participated in all sections.
- Thanks to the efforts of the WGSD Foundation, the Big River Running Company named the Ivory Crockett Run for Webster, Best Neighborhood Support Run!
- Edgar Road second graders partnered with shoemakers in Uganda to help produce 100 pairs of shoes for children in that country.
- Don’t forget that a forum for candidates running for the School Board in the April 4 election is tonight, March 30, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Hixson Middle School,630 S. Elm Ave. The League of Women Voters will moderate the session.The candidates, in order of filing, are Amy Clendennen (incumbent), Jo Beth Doll, Thomas (Tom) Newport, David Addison (incumbent) and Michael J. Rose. Board terms are for three years; three seats will be decided in the election.
- April 11 is the WGSD Foundation’s Spring for Schools Event. Please click here to check out the local restaurants which will contribute a percent of their sales from that day to our school district.
- The entire school district community is invited and encouraged to attend this special upcoming event hosted by the Bristol Equity Parents and the Bristol PTO!
- The board revised the teacher salary schedule and approved a one-year agreement recommended by the Certified Staff Salary Committee that will provide more competitive starting salaries and eventually cost less than the former salary structure.The estimated increase in net cost from the new schedule is 2.115 percent. The committee developed the new schedule with a focus on making it competitive, equitable, sustainable and something the community would support.
- The district is currently in the process of selecting the next principal of Hixson Middle School. It is my intent to recommend a candidate to the Board of Education at the April 10 board meeting.