WEBSTER COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH.
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WC "All Day, Every Day" Attendance Initiative and Winner of the Month
Way to go SEBREE, JANUARY 2017,
Attendance Winner of the Month!!
A study shows that students who miss more school than their peers consistently score lower on standardized tests, regardless of their age, demographic group or where they live.Improving student attendance is an essential, cost-effective but often overlooked strategy for school improvement, closing achievement gaps and ensuring all our students are on-track to learn and succeed.
Capstone Learning Center A Success!
Click HERE to see Capstone Learning Center WFIE TV 14 news story, April 2016
Congratulations Jaden Roberts!!
Jaden Roberts placed 2nd in the 8th grade division in the state poster contest sponsored by the Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition. The theme of the contest was "Picture Yourself Wealthy." Jaden is in the Business and Career Exploration class at the Area Technology Center.
Providence Elementary Receives Energy Star Award
Lyle Crouch, Harshaw Trane Representative, presented the Energy Star Award to Providence Elementary at the December 14th, 2015 Board Meeting. Providence school was recognized for being an energy efficient school with an energy proficiency score of 88%.
L to R: Venita Murphy, BOE member, Greg Bowles, Providence Principal, Lyle Crouch, Mickey Dunbar, BOE member
Congratulations to Mary Kate and Paige Rakestraw!!!
So proud of our Farm to School Art Contest District Winners!! Paige Rakestraw won for the K-5th category and Mary Kate Rakestraw for the 6th-8th category. Their art will be submitted for the state competition in December. The art contest is sponsored annually by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
L to R: Val Knight, Food Services Director; Mary Kate, Paige; Dr. Yarbrough, Supt.
Office Personnel Receive Customer Service Training
Jim McMurtrie, Baptist Health Administrator, conducted a "Customer Satisfaction" professional training for school secretaries and office personnel, food service, transportation, technology, and maintenance representatives on October 19th, 2015.
Congratulations to Mary Kate and Paige Rakestraw!!!
Congratulations to Mary Kate and Paige Rakestraw for winning Kentucky's Personnel Cabinet 2015 Public Service Recognition Poster Week contest in their age divisions!! There were over 1900 entries submitted this year. Mary Kate won the 10-13 age group and has placed first in this competition for three years in a row. Paige placed first this year in the 6-9 year old division. The Personnel Cabinet has invited the students and their families to a ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda on October 5th.
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WCHS Students State Art Contest Winners!!
WCHS students, Erick Escalante (9th) and Gilberto Joaquin (10th), were recognized at the BOE Meeting on September 28th for placing in the top 4 of the KY Migrant Education State Art winners.
DIXON CITY IS "1 WC"!
Providence Food Bank is "1WC"!
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To provide opportunities and accountable instruction so as to prepare students for productive careers and to foster practicable and responsible citizenship.
Webster County Teachers Collaborate on Next Generation Science Standards on Professional Learning Day
February 13th was a "1WC" Professional Learning Day in Webster County. Teachers collaborated on Next Generation Science Standards Through Course Tasks. Some of their work included gathering data, collecting resources, developing rubrics and sharing progress.
Webster County Kids2College Receives Donation
Big thank you to Planters Bank who donated a $1,001 check to the Webster County Kids2College Scholarship Fund on January 30, 2017. Planters Bank employees raised the money during their annual Season of Giving campaign.
Dr. Y Hosts a Supt2Community Drug Free Community Focus Group
Dr. Yarbrough hosted a Supt2Drug Free Community Focus Group on January 26th, 2017 at the UK Extension Office. Community members and district administrators were asked for input around community contacts, data, strategies and support resources for a Drug Free Communities grant proposal. The DFC is a $625,000 five year federal grant focused on support for implementing drug free community strategies.
L to R: Dr.Y, Supt; Steve Henry, County Judge Executive; Dr. Amelia Wilson, Rep. James Comer's Office
Congratulations January 2017 "1WC" Employees of the Month!!
Congratulations to Andy Corbin, WCMS Math Teacher, and Linda Egbert, Sebree ESL Instructional Assistant, for being selected the January 20167 "1WC" Employees of the Month!! We appreciate you!!
Webster County Honors BOE Members
Webster County Board of Education members were honored at their January 23rd board meeting. Board members and guests were treated to a "light fare" buffet provided by the Webster County Food Service Department. Board members were presented with certificates of appreciation and recognized for their time and commitment to serve the students of Webster County. We appreciate you!!
L to R: Tim McCormick, BOE Member and Mickey Dunbar, BOE Vice Chair
Dr. Yarbrough Recognized as Finalist for Superintendent of the Year
WCHS Students Participate in Students Take the Lead Day
WCHS students participated in a Students Take the Lead Day on December 2, 2016. Students Take the Lead is a district initiative for students in all Webster County Schools. The purpose of this initiative is for students to collaborate with their teachers and co-plan a learning activity that puts "students in the lead" of their learning. This activity provides student choice for the type of learning activities as well as the manner in which they will present the content. This requires the students to think through the purpose, strategy, and process before beginning their work. It also requires them to do the planning for their learning that most teachers do for them, thus improving student engagement in the learning process. The district has designated two Students Take the Lead windows of time for the 2016-17 school year.
District Hosts Council of Councils Meeting with the Webster County Board of Education
The district hosted a Council of Councils meeting with the Webster County Board of Education on October 17th, 2016 at the Annex. Board members, SBDM Council members, district administrators and student and parent representatives from all Webster County Schools participated in the meeting. Dr. Yarbrough and district administrators presented district highlights, updates and next steps for improvement for Webster County Schools. The staff from each school, district leadership, transportation and food service developed CRUX7 statements prior to the beginning of the 2016-17 school year. Principals of each school presented their school's CRUX7 banner containing seven belief statements or guarantees as essentials to the work on behalf of student learning. Principals also shared a highlight of activities and/or programs that were "making a difference" for students in their schools. Dr. Yarbrough asked participants from each school to make a list of all the "Great" things going on as well as a list of "It Would be Greater if...". The participants at each school came to consensus on their prioritized lists and shared those with the group. The purpose of the Council of Councils is to provide an opportunity for students, parents, board members and leadership at the school and district levels to share and receive input on ways to improve Webster County Schools.
Wester County Schools' SchoolWay Replaces District's Former "Celly" Mobile Text Messaging System
The Webster County School District has contracted with SchoolWay (powered by Jostens) to provide mobile push messages on your Android or iPhone. This will replace the Celly text messaging program for district text message alerts/information that we used last year.
Please go to your Android or iPhone app store and download the free SchoolWay app. The SchoolWay app is a great way to stay informed about what is going on in your school community.
Please enter the following WayCode in the SchoolWay mobile app during registration to get Webster County Schools
We are excited about this new mode of communication as it offers many more options than Celly for distribution of communication.
For those who do not have a Smart Phone, you will be able to receive messages via e-mail. The district will also continue to use the "One Call" system for district alerts.
Congratulations Mr. Tanner, 2016 Kentucky Migrant Advocate of the Year!
Photo1 L to R: Cindy Sasser, Western Regional Migrant Director and Sherril Tanner
Webster County BOE Unveils District "CRUX7"
The Webster County Board of Education unveiled its District "CRUX7" at the board meeting on September 12, 2016. The "CRUX7" identifies seven core beliefs the Webster County leadership team agreed could be guaranteed as essentials to the work on behalf of student learning. The collaborative discussions on developing these "CRUX7" beliefs began in July 2016 at the district's annual administrative leadership retreat which included board members, district/school administrators and all division directors. Dr. Yarbrough facilitated this collaborative vision setting process in an effort to clearly define what is truly at the core or the heart (CRUX) of the work of all Webster County employees. Each school and department, including food service and transportation, also created a "CRUX7" that will be unveiled in the near future.
The following is the Webster County District "CRUX7":
1. Treat every individual with genuine, positive regard.
2. Commit to continuous learning and growing.
3. Create safe and supportive learning environments.
4. Ensure innovative, high quality learning opportunities.
5. Cultivate real world skills, connections and experiences.
6. Seek ways to diversify learning.
7. Work together as a team.
Webster County Schools FRYSC and Webster County ASAP Hosted Annual Community Volunteer and Mentor Luncheon September 13th, 2016
Webster County ASAP and Webster County Schools FRYSC hosted the annual community volunteer/mentor luncheon September 13th, 2016 at the UK Extension Office in Dixon. Dr. Rachel Yarbrough, Webster County Schools Superintendent, provided an overview of current initiatives for Webster County Schools and shared information about volunteer opportunities in the school system. Donna Bumpus, YES Youth Service Coordinator for WCMS and WCHS, provided an orientation of Webster County's Motivating Mentors Program as well as volunteer application information. Kristi Higdon, FRYSC Coordinator for Providence and Clay, encouraged participants to volunteer for Webster County Schools' Read2Succeed program. She also shared Born Learning Academy opportunities for parents of children aged 5 and under. Through a series of six free workshops, parents, families and caregivers learn about child development and how to spark learning opportunities during ordinary routines like bath times and grocery trips. Mickey Dunbar, BOE Member and Planters Bank Sebree Branch Manager, shared his positive experience serving as Read2Succeed mentor. Anyone interested in volunteering in WC schools should contact Donna Bumpus (270-639-0397), Kristi Higdon (270-639-3657) or Melissa Wolfe (270-639-0200)
The Webster County Board of Education Hosts KSBA Region 2 Fall Meeting
The Webster County Board of Education hosted the 2016 Region 2 Kentucky School Board Association Fall Regional Meeting in the Webster County Annex on September 6th, 2016. Board members and superintendents from all Region 2 districts were in attendance. Venita Murphy, Webster County Board Member, is serving as the KSBA Regional Chairperson. Dinner was served, and entertainment was provided by Hanna VanWinkle, WCHS student and Webster County's 2017 Distinguished Young Woman. The program focused on KSBA's efforts to "Reinvent and Reinvest in Member Services." The presentation of service awards as well as closing remarks were given by Mike Armstrong, KSBA's Executive Director.
Webster County Schools Selected to Participate in KY Innovation Lab Network
Webster County along with several other school districts have been invited to participate in the 2016-17 KY Innovation Lab Network. Our invitation from the Kentucky Department of Education to participate in KILN was the result of successful implementation of Webster County's Link2Learn days as well as other innovative strategies being implemented in the district on behalf of student learning. This network will afford Webster County educators the opportunity to access the nation’s leading resources in the field of learning innovations with the ultimate goal being to ensure students graduate college and career ready. The network of school districts will focus on world class knowledge and skills, performance based learning, personalized learning, anytime/anywhere learning, student agency and comprehensive systems of support. It is exciting to witness the opportunities being afforded to Webster County Schools as a result of our willingness to create new and innovative strategies that meet the needs of today’s learners! We are on the right track and others are taking notice of the work on behalf of student learning happening in Webster County.
Webster County Schools--"Keep on Rolling" Opening Day, August 8th, 2016!!
Dr. Yarbrough Installed as KASS President
Dr. Yarbrough was officially installed as the 2016-17 President of the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents on July 20th, 2016 at the Kentucky Association of School Administrators annual KASA conference in Louisville, KY. She replaces outgoing President, Henry Webb, Floyd County Superintendent.
Webster County Work Ready Luncheon 07/20/16
Webster County Schools' Leadership Team Looks Forward to "Learner Focused" School Year
All Webster County administrators, directors and instructional coaches participated in a leadership retreat that was held at the Toyota Plant in Princeton, Indiana on July 8th. The team read the book, "The Toyota Way," and followed this with a retreat at the Toyota Plant. The team took a tour of the plant and plant representatives spoke to the team about "the Toyota Way" which is based on the principles of teamwork and continuous improvement.
Dr. Yarbrough led the leadership team in discussions around her vision for the district for the upcoming school year. "We are going to make a shift in this district to focus on the leaner. We have done a good job aligning our curriculum and providing instructional supports for our teachers the past two years. It is now time to shift our focus to the learner. We will design lessons that focus on the engagement of all learners, and students and teachers will be collaborative partners in their learning. Additionally, our district will have two "Students Take the Lead" days in our calendar this school year."
The leadership team met with the Webster County Board of Education on July 11th to develop the district's commitment to create high quality learning experiences for students. The district developed a draft "CRUX 7" set of guiding principles that will provide the foundation of our district's commitment to learner-focused schools. The first two beliefs that will be universal throughout the district are:
2016 Leadership Retreat July 8th & 11th
Dr. Y Selected to Serve on Commissioner's Accountability Steering Committee
Congratulations to Dr. Rachel Yarbrough for being selected to serve on the Kentucky Commissioner of Education's Accountability Steering Committee. The purpose of the committee is to advise Commissioner Pruitt on the development of a new education accountability system for Kentucky. Dr. Pruitt noted, "The steering committee will play a major role in what the new system will look like. The committee will consider input gathered to date as well as recommendations from several work groups. The goal is to design a system that will improve the education and readiness of ALL Kentucky students and to have one that is fair, reliable, valid and easier to understand than the current system."
Webster County Summer Migrant Camp Participants Attended "Beauty and the Beast" at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, Tenessee.
Webster County Schools Receives $5,000 Grant
The Webster County School District has received a $5,000 grant from the Kentucky Department of Education to participate in the Next Generation Leadership Network: Enhancing District Capacity for Highly Effective Teaching, Learning and Assessment instructional leadership capacity in the district.
Participating in the Next Generation Network is a welcome next step for Webster County Schools. Over the past two years, the district has made instructional adjustments for the sole purpose of building the capacity of leaders and teachers to collaborate, reflect, and solve problems. The Next Generation Network will provide an additional layer of support to better enable Webster County Schools to focus more intently on the specific instructional needs of the learner. Dr. Yarbrough added, “We look forward to a partnership between the Kentucky Department of Education and our district to help us maximize teaching and learning experiences for all students in Webster County Schools.”
2015-16 YEARS OF SERVICE EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION
Capstone Learning Center Celebrates Successful First Year
The WCHS 21st Century Capstone Learning Center hosted its first Annual Celebration Dinner on May 3rd, 2016. Capstone Coordinator, Rachel Heath, coordinated the event which honored Capstone students, parents and staff. The event celebrated the success of Capstone's first year and noted that over 400 WCHS students attended Capstone during the 2015-16 school year. Ms. Heath specifically recognized those WCHS students who were in attendance for 30+ days, 40+ days, 50+ days, 60+ days and 70+ days. Erin Harvey and Travis Coomer received the Highest Attendance Award. As a way to say "thank you," Capstone students prepared and served a meal to administrators, bus drivers, partners, volunteers, teachers and student tutors, support staff, food services workers and custodians. Capstone has a summer program planned and free breakfast and lunch will be served. Bus transportation is available at each of the elementary schools for pick up and drop off. For more information contact Rachel Heath at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 270-639-0179.
THANK YOU HAPPY FEET and COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS!!
Community members volunteered their time to assist with measuring students for Happy Feet on April 18th at Dixon Elementary and April 20th at Sebree Elementary. Thanks to Happy Feet, approximately 350 Webster County students (P-12th grades) will be receiving shoes when school starts back in August!
District Hosts Council of Councils Meeting with the Webster County Board of Education
The district hosted a Council of Councils meeting with the Webster County Board of Education on April 11th, 2016 at the Annex. Board members, SBDM Council members, and student and parent representatives from all Webster County Schools participated in the meeting. Dr. Yarbrough and district administrators presented district highlights, updates and next steps for improvement for Webster County Schools. Dr. Yarbrough asked participants from each school to make a list of all the "Great" things going on as well as a list of "It Would be Greater if...". The participants at each school came to consensus on their prioritized lists and shared those with the group. The purpose of the Council to Council is to provide an opportunity for students and leadership at the school and district levels to share and receive input on ways to improve Webster County Schools.
Congratulations Lori Corbin!!
Lori Corbin, WCHS Media Specialist, was recognized at the March 28th Webster County Board of Education Meeting for being one of 100 educators across the nation chosen as a 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator!! The PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program is a year-long, free professional development program designed to foster and reward a community of highly engaged, tech-savvy K-12 educators who are using digital media and technology in classrooms. As a Local Digital Innovator Lori will have exclusive access to all affiliated virtual events and trainings and the potential to partner with PBS in-person at specific education events in our community. We are proud of Lori and appreciate all that she does for the students and staff at WCHS!!
Webster County Meets Commonwealth Commitment to College/Career Readiness Goal!
The Webster County Board Members and Superintendent, Dr. Rachel Yarbrough were presented with a certificate February 27th, 2016, at the Kentucky School Board Association Conference in recognition of the Webster County School District meeting the district's goal to increase college and career readiness of Webster County High School graduates by 50 percent between 2010 and 2015 as set out in the Commonwealth Commitment. This accomplishment reflects the dedication of Webster County Schools to ensure our students are receiving a top notch education and can experience success in their postsecondary endeavors.
Webster County Schools Receive High-Progress District Recognition
The Webster County Board of Education was presented with an certificate from the Kentucky Department of Education in recognition of the progress made on the 2014-15 Unbridled Learning Assessment and Accountability System at the February 22nd BOE meeting. As a High-Progress District, Webster County was in the top 10 percent in improvement as compared to like districts. The certificate was signed by Stephen Pruitt, Commissioner of Education and Roger Marcum, Chairperson of the State Board of Education.
Dr. Yarbrough Highlighted in Publication and Selected to Serve on REL Appalachia Governing Board
(KY Dept. of Education, Feb. 11, 2016)
Dr. Yarbrough's "Superintendent Spotlight" was highlighted in the February 11, 2016 edition of "Kentucky Teacher" published by the Kentucky Department of Education. Additionally, Dr. Yarbrough has been selected to serve on the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Appalachia Governing Board beginning in 2017. REL Appalachia is a four state (Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia) research-based organization administered by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences that is focused on teaching and learning. The purpose of the organization is to: (1) Conduct high-quality research and evaluation; (2) Assist states, districts, and schools in designing, refining, and using their data systems; and (3) Build the capacity of policymakers and practitioners to incorporate data into decision-making.
"Webster County Schools Start From the Beginning"
Webster County Alpha Academies play a key role in shaping Webster County's early childhood education. A staff writer for the Kentucky School Board Associations's Kentucky School Advocate recently spent a day in Webster County to observe the district's Alpha Academies.
(Excerpt below from the Kentucky School Advocate, Madelynn Coldiron)
“We have reshaped what’s going on with early childhood in Webster County schools,” Superintendent Rachel Yarbrough said. “It’s not just K-12 for us anymore. We are just as committed to what’s happening in Alpha Academy as we are in what’s happening in high school algebra.”
WC Teacher Leaders Meet with Kentucky Teacher of the Year
Webster County District Teacher Leaders met on December 9th 2015 with district administrators and Holly Bloodworth, 2014 Kentucky Teacher of the Year. Ms. Bloodworth was an elementary teacher in Murray for 26 years before assuming a job with the Kentucky Department of Education. Ms. Bloodworth talked to district teacher leaders about teacher leadership development and National Board Certification.
Webster Teachers Participate in LDC Professional Learning
Webster County teachers participated in Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) Professional Learning facilitated by Audrey Harper, KDE Effectiveness Coach, Office of Next Generation Learners, on December 8th and 9th, 2015 at the Webster County Board Office.
Dr. Y Presents "The Crux"
In an attempt to capture the essence of the Webster County Schools leadership model, Dr. Yarbrough has developed "The Crux." The Crux describes the collaborative leadership model she has established in Webster County. At the heart of "The Crux" is Dr. Yarbrough's development of leaders and all individuals to perform at the highest level possible on behalf of student learning. Dr. Yarbrough was invited to present her leadership model at the Instructional Transformation Conference held at the Owensboro Convention Center on November 19th, 2015. School district representatives from across the state were in attendance. In keeping with her collaborative leadership style, Dr. Y took a team with her to Owensboro. Dr. Yarbrough presented The Crux and each team member presented their "take" on how this WC leadership model has impacted them. Team members included Georgiann McCord, Deputy Superintendent; Cyndi Boggs, WCMS Principal, and Aaron Harrell, WCHS Teacher/Asst. Principal.
Dr. Y Facilitates and Webster County Team Attends State's 1st School Readiness Summit
Dr. Yarbrough and Webster County Schools were invited to take a team to the first School Readiness Summit in Frankfort, KY on November 18th, 2015. Dr. Yarbrough who is currently serving on the Governor's Early Childhood Education Council was asked to facilitate the readiness summit along with Rick Hulefeld, Founder/Executive Director of Children, Inc. Twenty-five school districts from across the state were chosen to send teams to the summit. The purpose of Kentucky’s School Readiness Summit is to help school districts, early learning providers and community organizations throughout the commonwealth make the vital connections and collaborations necessary for student success from birth through grade 3. The Webster County team members were Dr. Yarbrough, Superintendent; Kim Saalwaechter, Webster County Schools Early Childhood Director; Terri Lovan, Pre-School Teacher; Stephanie Brown, Webster County Early Childhood Council Representative; Peggy Grant, Audubon Area Executive Director. The teams were asked to develop a 30-60-90 day plan for their district to impact school readiness. The summit was sponsored by the Governor's Council on Early Childhood Education. Click Here.
L to R: Rick Hulefeld, Dr. Yarbrough, Governor Steve Beshear
Elementary Schools Supt2Kids Advisory Meetings
Veterans Day Programs
WCHS and Dixon Elementary students and staff honored veterans on November 11th by hosting special Veterans' Day Programs at their schools. Local veterans were invited and recognized at the programs for their service to our country.
Supt2Community Advisory Council Meets
Dr. Yarbrough, KASS President, presiding over Kentucky Association of School Superintendents Winter Conference Dec 4-7, 2016 in Lexington, KY.
Council of Council's Meeting 10/17/16
"1WC" Employee Nomination Form
Webster County Apparel-Shop by School
Click Webster County Apparel-Shop by School to shop for Webster County and/or your school's custom apparel. Free shipping on all orders from September 19-28, 2016.
MAROON 5 DAYS
Everyone in the county is encouraged to wear maroon on the 5th, 15th and 25th of each month to show support for Webster County Schools. Go 1WC!!
Congratulations Mary Kate and Paige Rakestraw!
Congratulations to Mary Kate and Paige Rakestraw, Farm to School Spirit Contest District Winners!!
6th through 12th grades were required to submit a video/silent movie showing “Farm to School Spirit” and 1st through 5th grades submitted drawings. Mary Kate won the middle/high division and Paige won the elementary division.
Congratulations BOE and Dixon Elementary!
Representatives from Harshaw Trane presented Webster County Board of Education with an ENERGY STAR award for Dixon Elementary on August 22, 2016 at the Board of Education Meeting. This signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency.
Providence Teacher Selected to Serve on state Next Generation Science Assessment Development Team
Instructional Strategies Institute August 2-4, 2016
Dr. Y Interview on Revised State Accountability 07/25/16
Click HERE to watch Accountability Meeting Interview that was held in Frankfort on 07/25/16
Dr. Y Receives EXEMPLARY Evaluation!!
The Webster County Board of Education gave Dr. Y an exemplary evaluation rating at the June 27th, 2016 BOE meeting. Dr. Yarbrough was rated exemplary on the all seven standards: Strategic Leadership, Instructional Leadership, Human Resource Leadership, Managerial Leadership, Collaborative Leadership, Influential Leadership and Cultural Leadership.
Congratulations Mr. Bell!
To earn this distinction, Bell has demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. He is one of an elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism.
The NIAAA is a national professional organization consisting of all 50 state athletic administrator associations and more than 10,000 individual members. It is dedicated to promoting the professional growth of high school athletic administrators and preserving the educational nature of interscholastic athletics and the place of these programs in the secondary school curriculum.
Congratulations Rachel Wingo!
Rachel Wingo was recognized at the BOE meeting on May 23, 2016, for completion in Principal Certification in the Leading to Learn Program sponsored by the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative. Rachel participated in the Harvard Graduate School of Education's New and Aspiring School Leaders program in March, 2016. GRREC representatives presented her certification.
L to R: Rachel Wingo, Geavonda Stevenson & Ron Hurley, GRREC representatives
Congratulations Sebree Elementary--District Attendance Winner!!
Sebree Elementary was recognized for having the highest attendance percentage in the district for the past two years. Webster County Schools’ attendance goal is 95%. Sebree Elementary had an attendance average of 95.83% in 2015 and 96.21% average in 2016. Additionally, Sebree Elementary was the monthly attendance winner for 18 of the past 20 school months. Dixon Elementary was a close second place. Providence Elementary showed the most improvement in attendance.
Dawn Forker, Principal, and Jami Busbey
Administrators Share Link2Learn Model
Dr. Rachel Yarbrough, Superintendent, and Todd Marshall, DPP, shared Webster County Schools' non-traditional instruction days (Link2Learn) program to regional educators in Bowling Green at the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative on May 4th, 2016. Webster's Link2Learn process has been reviewed by the Kentucky Department of Education and received approval for 94% attendance for the seven Link2Learn days utilized by Webster County in the 2015-16 school year. Many districts have requested information about Webster County's L2L model.
Webster County Drama Club Presents "Annie"
Congratulations to Mary Kate and Paige Rakestraw for winning the district National School Breakfast Week Art Contest! Mary Kate won in the middle school division and Paige won in the elementary.
Providence 5th Graders Attend Providence City Council Meeting and Shadow Council Members
Mrs. Cassie Ipock's fifth grade homeroom at Providence Elementary was invited to attend the meeting of the Providence City Council held on Monday, March 7th, 2016. After an instructional unit on local government in which the students polled classmates, and composed and delivered campaign speeches, the students who were elected to "office" shadowed their "counterparts" at the Council meeting. The students were very excited to work with the leaders of their city.
Emily McVay and Mayor, Eddie Gooch
Pictured below: Kaiya Clark and Debbie Austin, Webster County Circuit Clerk; Chase Hearrin and Carson Parker with Council Members, Tom Skinner, Keith Farrell and Shannon Cole Layton; and Zaron Rosales, Kandance Bellis, and Delta McVay with Council Members, Doug Hammers and Dolores Overby
Congratulations Quiz Bowl Team on your first place win at WKU in Bowling Green!
Dr.Y is President-Elect of KASS
Dr. Yarbrough is the President-Elect of the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents for the 2015-16 school year and will serve as President for the 2016-17 school year. Dr. Yarbrough addressed the superintendents from across the state on the final day of the he KASS Winter Conference held in Louisville, KY December 6th-8th, 2015.
"Destination Greatness" Proficient District Celebrations
Congratulations to Venita Murphy, BOE Member from Providence, who has been appointed to serve a three year term as a Second Region chairperson on the Kentucky School Board Association (KSBA) Board of Directors.