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From the District March 5, 2021

Kindergarten Enrollment Is Open

kindergarten Do you have a child who will attend kindergarten in the coming school year? Kindergarten enrollment is now open! Enroll now!

Please enroll your student as soon as possible so class assignments can be made and resources allocated.


Three Named National Merit Finalists

Congratulations to WGSD's National Merit Finalists: Justin Barker, Caitlin Noel and Fiona Smith! Finalists will be considered for National Merit Scholarship awards this year.

High School Senior Earns Recognition

Webster Groves High School senior Anna Tetreault has received national recognition. She has been chosen by the National Youth Orchestra to be an apprentice orchestra librarian and earned a national honorable mention for Aspirations in Computing from the National Center for Women and Information Technolgy.
At the High School, she is currently designing a computer program to write music as part of her Passion Pursuits class in the Chelsea Detrick Experiential Learning Center.

WGSD Hires Director of Business Services

business director The Webster Groves School District has hired Emilie Vaughan for the position of director of business services, effective July 1. She replaces JoAnn Kite, who is retiring.
Ms. Vaughan has been director of accounting in the Wentzville School District for five years and has experience in budgeting, accounting, payroll, purchasing, reporting and accounts payable. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and is a certified public accountant. 
MAP/EOC Standardized Testing, Spring 2021
The state of Missouri and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) have set guidelines for assessments this year, which include in-person testing for all students in grades 3-8 and for End of Course (EOC) exams at the middle and testing high school levels. The state canceled MAP and EOC testing last year.
Please note that the state has included all virtual students in their guidelines and requires that virtual students take the tests in person in a proctored environment. In the next few weeks and following spring break, individual schools will be contacting families with students in the virtual program with options regarding when their students can come to school to test if they are in a grade or class that requires testing.
Some important information to keep in mind regarding testing:
• All virtual students will be provided options from their school for attending a testing session. These options will vary by school, so please watch for that communication in the coming weeks.

• We will continue to follow all safety measures contained in our Return to School 20-21 Plan.
All students and staff will be required to wear a mask while at school and testing.
Hand sanitizer will be on hand for student and staff use.
Appropriate distancing measures will be in place in the testing environment.

• MAP Testing Windows (Grades 3-8):
April 5 - May 28

• High School EOCs (English 2, Algebra 2, Biology, Algebra 1, Government):
The high school is already in the process of communicating with families regarding testing options.
If your virtual student is in a class that will be testing, you will be notified by your school as to your in-person options for testing.

Free Summer Exploration Experience For Elementary Students
WGSD will offer a free Summer Exploration Experience for children who are currently in kindergarten through fourth grade.
Students will
  • enjoy 24 days of hands-on/project based learning.
  • have a voice in the direction of their learning.
  • drive their own, personalized final project, reflecting on their interest in a topic.
Summer explo The program will be taught by certified staff who are trained in project based learning.
Dates: June 7 – July 9 (July 5 is a holiday)
Time: 8:30 – 11:30 each day
Location: Bristol School
Registration is open now.
For more information or questions contact Tom Havrilka:
You can register at the link  
 Interior Progress on Hixson Middle School Expansion
Take a look at the construction work on the interior of the new two-story academic wing at Hixson Middle School, made possible Hixson by passage of the $22 million Proposition E bond issue
The Hixson expansion is the bond issue's largest project. Besides the new academic wing, work includes a new main entrance facing South Elm Avenue, library media center, gymnasium/safe room and enlarged cafeteria.

School Meals/Food, Resources for Families

All district students have access to free breakfast and lunch this semester. Virtual students can have free home delivery. Meal pick-up isn't offered anymore. For meal delivery sign up, please visit lunch  or contact us at with any questions.

Students who have opted for in-person learning can also receive free breakfast and free lunch at their schools.

In addition, the district operates the Community Care Food Pantry, for families in need. You can find information about the pantry here  You will find details about how to pick up a box of food or how to donate.

You can find more for families, including mental health resources, rent/utility assistance, food and COVID-19 information, on this page