Wednesday, May 6, 2015

WGHS Senior Receives State Citizenship Award

Good afternoon,

"Congratulations" to Jessica Oliphant, senior at WGHS, who was just recognized as one of 8 seniors in the state of Missouri to receive the Outstanding Achievement in Citizenship Award!  Below is an excerpt from the official DESE press release.  

Congratulations, Jessica!

Each child, Each day...John

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Eight public high school students were honored as recipients of the 2015 Outstanding Achievement in Citizenship Award. The honorees were recognized at an April luncheon at the Missouri Bar in Jefferson City.

Representatives from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the State Board of Education and The Missouri Bar presented the awards. Each student received a plaque and is enrolled in the American Bar Association’s Citizenship Honor Roll.
“It is important that students take an active role in their community while gaining an understanding of the principles of government,” said Missouri Commissioner of Education Margie Vandeven. “These students are to be commended for their hard work in the classroom and community.”
Students are selected for the award on the basis of their academic achievement in civics and government courses, performance in civics and government-related extracurricular activities and exemplary community service. Students also must submit an essay about the importance of citizenship.
Educators and members of The Missouri Bar’s Advisory Committee on Citizenship Education reviewed the nominations and selected the winners. The Missouri General Assembly established the citizenship award in 1990.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The WGSD Solving Crimes!

Good morning,

Students in the Webster Groves School District are helping solve crimes across the country through their learning.  Check it out!

Each child, Each day...John