Teams of students in the Kirkwood School District took the top two spots in the annual area-wide Elementary School Book Battle in May. Teams of students from 13 area schools came together virtually for this year’s competition. The Tillman Elementary School team won first place and the Keysor…
Monday, June 07, 2021
Monday, May 31, 2021
Kirkwood High School sophomore Jacob Buchek, 16, has been accepted to and will attend Interlochen Arts Camp, the nation’s premier multidisciplinary summer arts program for aspiring artists in grades 3-12.
Ann Molloy of Encompass Resolutions, a firm hired to investigate the Kirkwood School District’s handling of past sexual abuse allegations, will present a report on the firm’s findings at the district’s June 28 board of education meeting.
Following the retirement of Ginger Cayce, Stephanie (Steph) Deidrick will be the new chief communications officer for the Kirkwood School District. Deidrick currently serves as press secretary for the Missouri State Auditor’s Office.
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Kirkwood High School junior Lucy Schene was selected as the recipient of the Audience Choice Award in the 11th annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition. The competition aired on the Nine Network on Monday, May 24.
Monday, May 24, 2021
Webster Groves High School class of 2021 students took their final walk as high schoolers and tossed their caps in the air after crossing the stage at Moss Field at Hixson Middle School on Friday, May 14. The limited guests, masks and social distancing requirements did little to squash the…
In recent weeks, Robinson Elementary School in Kirkwood has supported an online “Pledge Page” where donors commit a dollar amount for each lap run by the principal, with proceeds raising money to purchase diverse books for classroom libraries.
Monday, May 17, 2021
The Glendale-Kirkwood Kiwanis Club gifted each of the kindergarten students in the Kirkwood School District with an early reader book as part of the service club’s Early Reader Program.
Following what some called a “heartbreaking” revelation, administrators are introducing a new comprehensive literacy instruction plan for Kirkwood School District students.
Kirkwood High School has been named a “2021 U.S. News Best High School” and was ranked the fifth best Missouri High School by U.S. News and World Report.
Friday, May 07, 2021
Students in Melissa Keller’s fifth grade class at Bristol Elementary School in the Webster Groves School District pose with letters they created to spell out “Happy Mother’s Day.” A copy of the group photo was given to each student for use as a Mother’s Day card. | photo by Ursula Ruhl
Monday, May 03, 2021
The second annual graduation parade for Kirkwood High School seniors was held on Sunday, April 25. Well-wishers lined the parade route to show support and congratulate the graduating seniors. Shown above is Elisia Edwards, taking a selfie with jubilant family and friends in the background as…
Webster Groves students in kindergarten through eighth grade will be taught a new, more inclusive social studies curriculum beginning in the fall, after a unanimous vote at the district’s board of education meeting on April 22.
A partnership between the Kirkwood School District and Harris-Stowe State University, a historically-Black college, will develop a mentoring program for the college’s students in an effort to create an employment pipeline for students of color.
Susan Polgar, one of the most celebrated chess players in the world and the most successful college chess coaches in U.S. history, is retiring from Webster University.
=It’s likely that Webster Groves High School students will be in class all day when they return to school in the fall, with COVID-19 precautions still in place.
The Missouri Interscholastic Press Association recently honored the Webster Groves Echo online with an All Missouri Rating for the student-produced newspaper at Webster Groves High School.
Monday, April 26, 2021
From left: Jarrel King, Millie Blanner, Caleb Garren, Winnie Blanner and June Mansfield, preschoolers at the Walter Ambrose Family Center in Webster Groves, dig and prepare a hole for a tree planting on April 14 at the Frederick S. Plant Wildlife Sanctuary, located at West Swon Avenue and Je…