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From the District May 14, 2021
St. Louis Science Fair Blue Ribbons and Special Honors
Congratulations to the students who received blue ribbons and special awards at the St. Louis Science Fair!
Avery Madeline Heffner, Lily Andrasko, Alice Lippold, Will Heffner
Bristol Henry Orms, Kate Josephsen, Charlotte Krieg, Ben Webber, Alex Roche, Aleksandra Ross, Morgan Webber, Claire Spiegel and Libby Franklin
Edgar Road Matilda Esposito, Catherine Garner, Chris Condon, Simon Esposito, Isaac Parker, Berit Porter and Claudia Schaefer
Hudson Daley Chilson
Steger Nate Webber
The following students also received special awards:
Nate Webber- Broadcom MASTERS Certificate and Bayer Outstanding Middle School Scientists Award
Catherine Garner- Society of Fire Protection Engineers- St. Louis Award
Claire Garner- Society of Fire Protection Engineers- St. Louis Award
Ben Webber- Bayer Outstanding 5th Grade Scientists Award
Claire Spiegel- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics of St. Louis Award
Madeline Heffner- MOST 529 Award
Hixson Book Battle Team Places Third
A team of readers from Hixson Middle School placed third recently in the Pattonville Areawide Book Battle. The students – who competed on Zoom – read 20 books and had to answer questions about them. Twenty-four schools participated.
Book Battle gives middle school students the opportunity to meet and discuss current books of interest. The Area-Wide Book Battle Committee creates a list of books that includes a variety of genres and reading levels. The committee develops questions for each book that are formatted so each answer is the title and author of a book on the list.
Avery Crossing Guard Latonya Robinson Honored
Avery School recently honored crossing guard Latonya Robinson, who has helped children safely get across the busy Marshall Avenue and South Brentwood Boulevard intersection for more than 20 years.
For her dedication to safety and love of children, Avery Principal Kevin Starks presented her with a bouquet and a plaque.
Ambrose Preschoolers Plant a Tree
Preschool students in the Sycamore Room at the Ambrose Family Center Preschool recently added a tree to the Frederick S. Plant Wildlife Sanctuary, one of their favorite destinations for a class walk. You can watch them at work in this video.
Mysterious Monolith Moves Around Webster
Have you seen the local version of the mysterious silver monolith that popped up in the Utah desert last year? Art students at the High School and teacher Andrew Throm have spent the past several weeks creating the piece, which first appeared on the lawn at the district's central office, moved to Webster Groves City Hall and is currently in the Sculpture Garden on Gore and Kirkham avenues.
Keep your eye out! It'll continue moving over the next several weeks.
Retiree Videos Posted Online
The Webster Groves School District is honoring this year's retirees in a series of videos posted online. You can watch them here
Adventure Club Seeks Staff Members
The Adventure Club, the district's latchkey program, is looking for staff members who can work from 2:30 to 5:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. There are openings at Avery, Bristol, Clark, Edgar Road, Givens and Hudson schools. The salary is $12.36 an hour. You can apply at the link https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs?clientkey=8D890B5BA4E1FCC398CF857B05B1BE0C
For additional information, email Autumn Rempinski at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314-963-6440.
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 email@example.com with any questions. Students who 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 have one delivered.