Saturday, May 18, 2013
The fire Saturday afternoon was quickly contained. Classes will meet Monday.
Updated: May 18 at 5:30 p.m. A solar panel is believed to be the cause of a fire Saturday afternoon at Webster Groves High School, according to reports from Patch partners, FOX 2. The Webster Groves School District's Facebook page said there was some water damage to classrooms, but that classes will still meet Monday. No injuries or further damage were reported. Original story: The Webster Groves Fire Department said there is a "working fire" at Webster Groves High School Saturday afternoon. WGFD said they are on the scene, but could not release any more details at this time. Check in with Patch for updates to this story. What do you think? Have you seen black smoke at the high school? Share your pictures here or tell us what you see in …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Congrats to the class of 2013! Are you celebrating a graduate this year?
Seniors at Webster Groves High School and Nerinx Hall are saying good-bye to their now-alma mater and graduating this weekend. SHARE your graduation photos and videos with Patch! Just upload them to this post. The Class of 2013 commencement ceremonies are: Webster University's 94th commencement was May 11 at the Muny in Forest Park. Patch sends congratulations to all graduates! What do you think? Do you have a graduate this year? Any other special festivities surrounding area commencements? Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
This 17 year old can't ride a bike solo due to a visual impairment but that hasn't stopped him from pursuing the sport he loves.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Students are getting ready to graduate from high schools and universities in the Webster Groves area.
It's that time of year again: Students at both high school and college levels are getting ready for commencement in the St. Louis area. SHARE your graduation photos with Patch! Just upload them to this post. In Webster Groves, Webster University, Webster Groves High School and Nerinx Hall all have graduation ceremonies in the month of May. Patch sends congratulations to all graduates! What do you think? Do you have a graduate this year? Any other special festivities surrounding area commencements? Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The 3rd Annual 2013 St. Louis Teen Talent Competition will be April 12 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. Tickets are required but free, and are available on first-come, first-served basis.
Two of the dozen final acts in this year's annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition hail from Webster Groves. The two, local duos are all Webster Groves High School students: They and 10 other acts were judged, and chosen from 37 semi-finalists on March 2. A total of 155 acts started in the competition in February. The 12 finalists will compete on Friday, April 12, at 8 p.m. at The Fabulous Fox Theatre. The final event is a Broadway-style show that is free, and open to the public. Tickets are required, however, and available now at no charge at The Fox box office and through Metrotix. PREVIOUS PATCH ARTICLES ABOUT CONTEST: Webster Groves Teens Vie for Spot on Fox Theatre Stage Seven Webster Groves Teens Advance in St. Louis Teen Talent …
Friday, March 1, 2013
The Webster Groves Parents Club is holding an auction March 2 that aims to raise $25,000 in need-based scholarships and $7,000 in educational grants through Reach for the Stars.
Monday, February 25, 2013
The team posted a video on YouTube last week. Have you seen it or any other local renditions of the "Harlem Shake"?
The Webster Groves High School Varsity Boys Basketball team uploaded their version of the "Harlem Shake" on YouTube last week. What is the "Harlem Shake," you ask? Wikipedia describes the latest Internet video fad as as a 30-second video that starts with one person dancing to the "Harlem Shake" song by Baauer for about 15 seconds. Then, a larger group joins in, dancing crazily and spicing it up with props or costumes. Rishon Loper (@TheRealBigLope on Twitter) has already gotten 10 retweets and 13 favorites for the video as of Thursday afternoon, making it a "Top Tweet" on the social media platform in the Webster Groves area. Loper is a junior on the WGHS football team. The video had 1,597 views by Sunday evening. The basketball team is …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
This year's St. Louis Teen Talent Competition starts Saturday. A total of 155 acts registered this year, which is up from 118 in 2012. See which local teen talents are participating.
The 3rd Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition gets under way Feb. 9-10 when 155 high school students take their acts onstage in the preliminary round of a competition sponsored by the Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation. "We are pleased to have added more prizes and scholarship awards for our participating students,” stated Mary Strauss, president of Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation (FPACF) board of directors in a news release. “We hope all St. Louisans will come out and support our talented teens for the final competition on April 12 at the Fabulous Fox. It’s a great opportunity for the whole family to see great talent on the Fox stage free of charge.” The Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation first produced the Teen…
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Julie Burchett of Webster Groves High School was surprised with the award this week.
Webster Groves High School Teacher Julie Burchett was named a Peabody Energy Leader in Education for 2012-2013. The recognition included a $1,000 prize when she was surprised with the award last Tuesday. Burchett is a social studies teacher as well as the coordinator of non-traditional and experiential learning at WGHS. The press release from Peabody said Burchett was involved with the creation of the Statesmen Center, "a program that helps students in at-risk situations accomplish their goals," and Experiential Learning Center, "which provides all students with means to apply their classroom education to real-world experiences." The award recipients are selected by business and education leaders. Nominations are still being accepted for …
Friday, January 4, 2013
The Lady Statesmen will play Dexter High in the 10-team shootout this weekend.
The Webster Groves High Lady Statesmen basketball team are poised to play Dexter High this Saturday in the Prepcasts Girls Basketball Shootout. The Shootout, with eight other high school teams spanning Missouri and Illinois, leads off with the Webster Groves/Dexter game at 1 p.m. Jan. 5 at De Smet Jesuit High School in Creve Coeur. The Lady Statesmen have started their season off with a 7-4 record, ranked 20th in the state's Division 5 class. Here's the full schedule of this year's Prepcasts Girls Basketball Shootout, with a short game synopsis provided by Prepcasts.com: Dexter (MO) vs. Webster Groves -- 1 p.m. The Dexter Lady Bearcats were a state quarterfinalist team in Class 4 last season. This surging program has upgraded their …