Dear WGSD Family,
On behalf of the WGSD Board of Education, I want to again thank our community for actively engaging with the school district and one another to develop a proposal for improving safety and accessibility within our schools, and addressing our continued overcrowding at the elementary level. As always, your contributions on behalf of the children of our community are greatly appreciated!
Don’t forget to vote!
- Congratulations to the following students who have been accepted for participation in the 2018-19 University of Missouri-St. Louis Bridge precollegiate program: Brianna Arinze, Kreighton Bluette, Kolby Cunningham, Marogan Daniels, Amya Ferguson, Aysha Gray, Jocelyn Hill, Lamar Jackson, and Raquel Robinson.
- WGHS student Nakailah Shields-Robinson will join Director of Student Services John M. Thomas, on the newly formed Webster Groves Community Engagement Board.
- Frank Robbins, fifth grade student at Givens Elementary, created the portrait below (right) of Dr. Henry Givens Jr. and presented it to Dr. Givens at the school’s Black History program last week.
- This past Saturday, Hixson Student Leaders visited The Kingdom House to participate in a poverty simulation and learn about the difficult choices people living in poverty have to make every day. The Kingdom House is a United Way organization that works to support those in need through programming, early childhood, pre-school, and social supports. They help those that don’t have credit, build credit through micro-loans. They provide access to low-cost clothing and food through their bodega and market with healthy food options, all while maintaining the dignity of their customers.
- Check out the new Thrive Program that will launch during the 19-20 school year at WGHS!
- Tommy Koelling and Rebekah Kinworthy, pictured below with Ms. Kara Siebe, will attend the International DECA Competition in Orlando, Fla. Below are the students who placed at the state competition and qualified for the international competition.
- Tommy Koelling and Rebekah Kinworthy– 2nd Place Marketing Management Team Decision Making
- Joe Castleman and Quinton Nehring– 2nd Place Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making
- Mario Colombo– 6th Place Automotive Services Marketing
- James Groenier and Ray Mcintyre– 5th Place Entrepreneurship Team Decision Making
- Elaine Roberts and Mia Schechschulte– 6th Place Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making
- Congratulations to Nicolaus Braun and Gabriel Mitchell, who have been selected for the 2019 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri’s top academic students in the graduating class of 2019. Students will be recognized at a luncheon in Columbia, MO in late April.
- Congratulations to High School Echo students Sean Mullins, Maeve Taylor and Lindsey Bennett, named national winners in the 2019 Quill and Scroll International Writing, Photo and Multimedia Contest. Students from five countries submitted 2,486 entries over all 30 categories, and judges chose 268 winning entries produced by 319 students, or National Winners. Sean won second place for blogging; Maeve and Lindsey for audio podcast: series.
- Congratulations to the band, orchestra and vocal music students who performed during the recent solo and ensemble festival. Nineteen soloists and 11 ensembles received exemplary ratings and they will compete at the state festival this month.
- Steger Science teacher Chantell Mason and some of her students have been interviewed by Red Hat Inc. representatives for a documentary on open source in agriculture. The students explained an aquaponics project they’ve worked on this semester.
- ARCO Construction Company, located in Rock Hill, MO recently became the first company to fund a named grant for the WGSD Foundation. Their first contribution of $2,500 will fund STEAM focused grants in our schools. Keep you eyes out for the ARCO Steam grant recipient next school year.
- View the trailer for Intelligent Lives, playing in the auditorium at Givens/Steger on April 17.