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From the District April 2, 2021
Dub-G Does Schoolwide Service Challenge at WGHS
WGHS students and staff are invited to participate in a new schoolwide challenge, Dub-G Does, presented by the Chelsea Center. The goal is to reach 500 total service hours by April 18. Rather than the traditional Sophomore Service Day, the challenge is open to all high school grade levels and gives them the freedom to volunteer independently.
Students and staff can check the link below to find opportunities to volunteer in the community and at home. Post to social media, log your service work, and earn volunteer hours towards this challenge!
The goal of this challenge is to offer all students the resources to independently and successfully volunteer in the community, while also earning credit hours. Participants can use social media as a way to share their experiences and inspire others to take action as well. The Chelsea Center will be available to assist students along the way.
Summer Opportunities Website
Are you looking for summer camps and other opportunities for children? Check out the website https://blueprint4.com/
The Clark-Fox Family Foundation has created a tool for families to use as they search through summer programs in the region, for young students through older teens.
Students, Parents and StaffRecognized for 'Creativity in Crisis'
The Webster Groves - Shrewsbury Chamber of Commerce honored district students, parents and employees this week for their creativity during a stressful year. Those who received the Creativity in Crisis Award were the High School Parent Club Class of 2020; High School students Julia Fowler and Sloane Carfield; Tim Brown, WGSD director of instructional technology; Rachel Huertas, nurse at the High School and Angela Richard, a teacher at Edgar Road School. Congratulations!
Congratulations to State Athletes
Congratulations to all of the High School athletes who competed at state this winter!
The girls basketball team made school history this year by advancing to the state finals for the first time in school history. The team took second place, losing to Incarnate Word Academy.
Three Statesmen wrestlers earned medals in state competitions. Senior Hannah Jansen won a second place finish, junior Alex Turley won third place and sophomore Talia Lee received third place at the state meet.
The girls swim team placed sixth at the state meet. Below is a listing showing how team members placed in each event.
200 Medley Relay - 9th place: Madeleine Collier, Chloe Hagemann, Margot Siener, Katie Downey
200 Freestyle - 13th place: Libby Seitz
200 IM - 14th place: Chloe Hagemann
50 Free - 6th place: Lili Gregov - also set new school record
100 Fly - 21st place: Margot Siener
100 Free- Lili Gregov - 8th place and Libby Seitz - 10th place
500 Free - 24th place: Karson Bluette
200 Free Relay - 4th place: Katie Downey, Madeleine Collier, Libby Seitz, Lili Gregov
100 Back - 11th place: Madeleine Collier
100 Breast - 18th place: Chloe Hagemann
400 Free Relay - 4th place: Karson Bluette, Madeleine Collier, Libby Seitz, Lili Gregov
EducateSTL Award for Kara Siebe of WGThrive
Congratulations to Kara Siebe of Webster Groves High School, who has received EducateSTL's Rebecca Harre Creativity in the Classroom Award, along with Xanthe Meyer of the Parkway School District. The teachers, who direct the Thrive and Spark! business incubators for high school students in their respective districts, have collaborated throughout this year and won in the category of Team Work. They’ll receive a prize of $250. Some examples of their cooperation include providing opportunities for student collaboration, attending professional development together and sharing resources.
Marketing Students, Teacher Honored at State
Congratulations to WGHS marketing students and teacher Kathryn Laurentius, who earned honors at DECA's state contest. They are
Jenna Clark - 5th Place Sales Project
Ava Falkenrath - 4th Place Principles of Finance
Madeleine Collier - 6th Place Hospitality Team
Scarlett Hovermale - 6th Place Hospitality Team
Students qualified for the finals by testing in their event and then did virtual presentations for judges. This state competition qualifies them for DECA's International Career Development Conference this month.
High School marketing teacher and DECA chapater adviser Kathryn Laurentius received the Missouri DECA Diamond Award for her outstanding contributions to the organization’s District 9. Laurentius, who received the award at the state competition, was described as “an amazing asset” for both the organization and the High School.
DECA is a not-for-profit career and technical student organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.
Kindergarten Enrollment Is Open
Do you have a child who will attend kindergarten in the coming school year? Kindergarten enrollment is now open! Enroll now! https://www.webster.k12.mo.us/Page/23052
Please enroll your student as soon as possible so class assignments can be made and resources allocated.
Free School Meals For All;
Other Resources for Families
Would you like a free breakfast and or lunch for your students? All district students have access to free breakfast and lunch this semester. Every meal served provides more funding from the state for our schools.
Virtual students can have free home delivery. For meal delivery sign up, please visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfH08CJCOJnb0mqz6Cg45vKq9mllDBcKBWFJWwbBoiM96s-9A/viewform?usp=pp_url or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Students attend in-person can 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 https://mo02202299.schoolwires.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=23454 You will find details about how to pick up a box of food or how to donate.
You can find more information for families, including mental health resources, rent/utility assistance, food and COVID-19 information, on this page https://www.webster.k12.mo.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=23101