12th Grade

Class of 2018 Senior Photos

As seniors begin to make preparations for their final year at Westminster, they must remember to schedule their senior portrait appointments.

Ordering Photos and Videos

The video order form includes a list of all videos available from Westminster should you like a  video of Commencement 2017 or any other video to help you preserve your Westminster memories.

Lifetouch will take individual photographs of graduates as they receive their diplomas; these will be available for purchase 10-12 days after graduation. Please watch your mail and email, as you will receive more details from Lifetouch on how to order. Lifetouch will also provide each graduate with a complimentary 11×14 composite photo of the senior class (the large class composite will be on display in the upper school office beginning the 2017-18 school year). Note that no other professional photographers will be allowed to photograph graduates during the ceremony.

Standardized Dress Consignment Sale

Parents of graduating seniors, please consider participating in our uniform consignment sale. We offer two options:

  1. Donate your gently used items, the proceeds from which will go to Westminster. Look for a bin located near the Welcome Desk. Clothing must be clean. No labels or hangers are necessary.
  2. Sell your items through our consignment sale.
  • Do not place your items in the donation bin, if you would like to sell them.
  • Bring clothing items to Room A115 on one of the drop-off dates listed below.
  • Instructions and forms are below. Extra copies of all forms will be available in Room A115 when you drop off.

2017 Drop Off Dates (room A115)

Monday, June 12, 4-8 p.m.
Monday, June 26, 4-8 p.m.
Monday, July 17, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Monday, July 31, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 4-8 p.m.
Tuesday, August 1, 9 a.m-12 p.m.

Tags and Itemization List

For more information please contact JoAnne Brands (314.308.9537) or Lisa Rupprecht.

 

12th Grade Summer Reading 2017

Advanced Expository Writing 12

Students enrolled in AEW12 for the 2017-18 school year should read one of the two options below:

Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon*
(ISBN: 9781416577782)

*Warning about language and content: This book contains profanity and derogatory language. When asked why he included such language, McCammon wrote, “I wanted the bad characters to have bad language, bad habits, and to be reaping the results of bad choices. Is this a glorification of the ‘bad guy’? No. It is a condemnation.” If in question, please choose Boys in the Boat instead.

Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
(ISBN: 9780143125471)

AP Literature

East of Eden by John Steinbeck
(ISBN: 9780140186390)

AP Language and Composition

Please read Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer and choose one of the following three titles as well:

Travels with Charley in Search of America by John Steinbeck

On the Road by Jack Kerouac
*Content warning: Non-graphic references to sex and drug/alcohol use.

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
*Content warning: some profanity and sexual innuendo.

Junior/Senior Privilege

If you are a parent of a junior or senior who has a study hall and you wish to give him/her permission to experience junior/senior privilege during the first semester, please complete the appropriate form and return it to the Student Services Office (juniors) or the Upper School Office (seniors).

Senior Integration Project (SIP)

SIP is an opportunity for students to pull together the lessons they’ve learned throughout their time at Westminster and apply those lessons to some element of today’s culture.

The project requires students to intentionally grapple with the kinds of situations and questions that they will confront during their education after Westminster and throughout their lives. Students work with their peers, under the supervision of teachers, to develop the capacity to think biblically about all of life.

As many of you have heard, we have made some changes to the Senior Integration Project this year. Students are still completing a final cultural analysis project for their Worldviews class. They are still doing research and writing a paper, and those working in groups are making a presentation. However, the project is now slightly smaller in scale, and the work is contained during Worldviews classes in order to make the end of the year more manageable for seniors.