Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New WG High School Wing Set for Sunday
The ceremony begins at 2 p.m., and afterward the public will have the opportunity to tour the new addition.
There will be a ribbon-cutting for the new addition at Webster Groves High School on Sunday, Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. Afterward, the public will be invited to tour the new wing.
Plans for the new building, which has three floors and a basement, have been in the works since the 2005-2006 school year. Construction began in early 2011. The project was funded with a $36-million bond bond issue.
In an earlier interview, Diane Moore, the district's chief financial officer, said the third floor will house the science program, including science labs as well as a rooftop green classroom.
“The rooftop classroom will have natural vegetation that will grow in a small area on the roof," she said in the interview. "The students can study environmental science and other related science curriculum."
The second floor will have social studies classes, the first floor will be for the school's fine arts program and the basement will be used for industrial technology classes.
Moore said the high school opened in 1907, and the new addition brings the facility up to 21st century standards.
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