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From the District Dec. 3, 2021

Academic Record
Congratulations to WGHS students for outperforming state and national averages on the ACT - again! 

The 2021 WGHS Senior Class had an ACT composite score of 23.6, with 95 percent of our graduating seniors taking the test. 

To compare WGHS graduate’s performance over time:

  • During the mid-1990’s, an average ACT composite score for a graduating senior at WGHS was 22.4. with approximately 100 students testing each year.
  • The 2001 WGHS Senior Class had an ACT composite of 22.7 (63% students tested)
  • The 2011 WGHS Senior Class had an ACT composite of 23.1 (85% students tested) 

Before the pandemic, the 2019 ACT composite for WGHS was 23.8, fifth highest composite among all public school districts in St. Louis and St. Charles counties. 

We are excited that as the percentage of students participating in the ACT at WGHS increases, student performance on this important exam continues to improve! Congrats to the Class of 2021 and all the WGHS teachers and staff who supported them throughout their journey in the WGSD!

Equity in Action Committee Community Recognition
The Webster Groves School District's Equity in Action Committee values and encourages peer-to-peer recognition for equity work. The EIA just developed and launched a Community Recognition initiative, which provides an opportunity for members of the community to recognize individuals (i.e. students, teachers, parents, friends, community members, etc.), schools, businesses and organizations who make significant contributions toward creating and cultivating a culture of dignity that values all human beings within the WGSD. To learn more about this opportunity and to make a recognition, please go to Community Recognition. The deadline is January 21, 2022.
Student Entrepreneurs at WGHS Thrive Offer Gift Ideas
Are you looking for gift ideas? Take a look at some great options offered by the student entrepreneurs in the High School's Thrive Thriveprogram. Check out the links below.
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District Seeks Instructional Aide/Adventure Club Employee
The district has posted an opening at Dr. Henry Givens Jr. Elementary School for an instructional aide/Adventure Club employee to assist teachers with instruction of individual and small groups of students, help counselors and assist with building supervision.
Qualifications include preference for Missouri teacher certification and minimum of 60 college hours. 
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#TeacherFeature Stephanie Holt, Walter Ambrose Family Center Preschool
Stephanie Holt became a teacher because she is very passionate about children. “I remember as a teenager teaching Sunday school class every week for several years and how much I enjoyed teaching, learning and working with kids at that time,” she teacher featuresaid. However, she didn't follow that passion until much later down the road.
Ms. Holt worked in the corporate world for many years and it wasn't until she stopped working to become a stay-at-home mom that she realized that she wanted to become a teacher. “When I came to Ambrose, it was one of the best career choices I have ever made,” she said. “Ambrose is such a phenomenal place to work, but not only that, it's like being with family.”

One of the most exciting moments she has had in teaching was when a parent sent a video of their four-year-old reading a book about Jack and Annie from the “Magic Tree House” series. “It brings me so much joy to see and hear the excitement in children's voices and in all the things they learn to do. I love being an inspiration to all children. Children also inspire me to grow and learn along the way too,” she said.

She chose to teach in Webster because it's a wonderful community, the schools are great and it's aesthetically beautiful. Some of her favorite things about Webster are that it has plenty of local restaurants that offer indoor and outdoor dining, shopping and banking are within walking distance depending on where you live and so many beautiful homes and churches can be found throughout. She said, “It's just such a beautiful place.”

In her free time, she likes to travel, bake, spend time with family and friends and simply relax! While she did not attend Webster Groves schools herself, her children all went to Webster from kindergarten through graduation.