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Home-School Connection

Click below to access the current month's online Home-School Connection newsletter that includes tips and information for parents and educators to help improve student success.

OCTOBER 2014

OCTOBER 2014 (Spanish Edition)

Trojan Party--1 in 300 Chance to Win $5,000!!

Buy your $50 Trojan Party ticket for a 1 in 300 chance to win $5,000! The party will be November 8th at 6:00 PM at the WCHS Annex. See WCHS basketball players or call 270-635-3800 for tickets.

Click below for details:

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GPS Resources

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WC "All Day, Every Day" Attendance Initiative and Winner of the Month

A recent 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.

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September, 2014

Way to go Sebree Elementary, September Attendance Winner of the Month for the second month in a row, with a 96.70% attendance rate!!! 

District Attendance Rate: 95.78%

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1 WC Employee Recognition Form

Career Development

Restraint and Seclusion Video Training

Click on "Enroll" to watch PBS Restraint and Seclusion Video.

After clicking on enroll you must register to watch video.

DISTRICT NEWS ALERTS

In an effort to make sure that all stakeholder groups have current and timely Webster County School District updates and information, we encourage you to join our 1WC text messaging group.

To receive 1WC news/information updates and alerts via text messaging simply text

@WebCo.1WC in the message box to the number 23559.  You will automatically start receiving 1WC district updates.

Program Review One Drive

PGES Resources

 

 

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"We Create Great Possibilities For Students"

WEBSTER COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
MISSION STATEMENT

To provide opportunities and accountable instruction so as to prepare students for productive careers and to foster practicable and responsible citizenship.

Webster County Food Service #1 in State!

Webster County Food Service was awarded the 2014 USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Best Practices Award on October 21st, 2014.  The USDA has been presenting this award for 21 years and Webster County is the first school district  from Kentucky to receive this award. Way to go Webster County Food Service!!! We are proud of you and your commitment of excellence to serve the students and staff of Webster County Schools!

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From left: Sue Bartenfield, KDE; Deanna Tackett, KDE; Sean Manahan, USDA; Shane Bosaw, former Food Service Director;  Val Knight, current Food Service Director; and Kim Saalwaechter, WC Board Office.

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Supt. 2 Community Leadership Advisory Meeting

The second Supt2Community Leadership Advisory Meeting was held on October 15th, 2014 at the UK Extension Office with approximately 50 community and school leaders in attendance. The room was a sea of maroon with most people in attendance wearing their "maroon" to show support for the district's Maroon 5 initiative!

The agenda included a summary of the district's teaching and learning initiatives, a review of input from the July meeting, an identification of priority next steps and an introduction to the Webster County Kids to College scholarship opportunity. Community members and school leadership participated in a dialogue focused on continuous school/district improvement efforts.

Additionally, Dr. Yarbrough introduced Webster County's new READ 2 SUCCEED initiative. Dr. Yarbrough explained that improved reading scores are a major focus for our district. She encouraged those in attendance to sign up to volunteer at least one hour of their time per month to assist with literacy in a K-3 classroom. We are excited about the willingness of our community members to help us with this early literacy focus! Anyone interested in volunteering one hour per month in one of our elementary schools for the READ 2 SUCCEED, please contact Mary Powell, Community Educator at 270-667-7386  ext. 476 or e-mail her at: mary.powell@webster.kyschools.us

CHECK OUT KSBA'S 10-22-14 Webster County Supt2 Community NEWS ARTICLE 

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WEBSTER COUNTY'S "READ 2 SUCCEED" INITIATIVE

Webster County Schools is launching a new "Read2Succeed" initiative. We are committed to children exiting the 3rd grade reading at or above grade level. Currently, our children are not on track to meet this goal; therefore, we are shining a light on early literacy. Webster County Schools is encouraging community members to assist with volunteer hours in all of our elementary schools to help individual children in grades K-3 with reading skills. We would love for our community businesses/organizations to allow employees to volunteer one hour per month. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Mary Powell, Community Educator Liaison at 270-667-7386  ext. 476 or e-mail her at:

mary.powell@webster.kyschools.us.

All volunteers must complete a volunteer Kentucky Crime Check and Ms. Powell can give you information on this.

1 WC September Employees of the Month

Congratulations to Byron Powell, Math teacher at WCMS, and Michelle Wilson, Guidance Office Assistant at WCHS, for being selected Webster County's "1 WC" Employees of the Month.

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  Left to Right:  Tim McCormick, BOE Member; Byron Powell; Jeff Pettit, BOE Member 

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  Left to Right: Michelle Wilson; Venita Murphy, BOE Member

Children's Book Illustrator Visits Clay School

Mark Wayne Adams, award-winning children's book illustrator, talked to all Clay students and was a feature speaker at a family night event on October 14th. He gave away books and drawings to students as prizes for asking good questions and following behavioral expectations. Mr. Adams, originally from Dawson Springs, now lives in the Orlando, Florida area where he has worked at Disney and SeaWorld. Mr. Adams has illustrated 42 picture books, won numerous awards and now owns his own company.  His website is: markwayneadams.com.

Data Day at WCHS

Data Day was held at WCHS on September 11, 2014. The WCHS Data Team was comprised of school and district administrators, a board member, and community resource personnel. Sophomore students met individually with a data mentor to review data folders that included the student's transcript, ILP, and assessments. Students and mentors discussed the student's college and career goals as well as their preparations for the PLAN assessment. All sophomore students will take the PLAN (pre-ACT) test on September 16th, 2014. 

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Professional Learning Day for Teachers

Webster County Teachers participated in a professional learning day that was focused on PGES (Professional Growth and Evaluation System) and SGG (Student Growth Goals) on September 29th, 2014 facilitated by KDE content specialists and Journeys Reading Program specialist.

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  Kadi Ralston and Audrey Harper facilitate a            Heady Larson facilitates a session with Sebree

  session with WCHS and WCHS teachers                  and Clay teachers

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Independence Bank Sponsors WCMS Shirts

Wayne Hughes, President of Independence Bank, and the Independence Bank Board of Directors presented maroon t-shirts to all Webster County Middle School students and staff to commemorate the 2014 opening of the middle school. Thank you Independence Bank for your support of WC students and staff!!! We appreciate you!!

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WC is "Work Ready in Progress"

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Left to right: Donna Bumpus, Tim Roy, Dr. Rachel Yarbrough, Jim Townsend, Mary Powell, Mickey Dunbar and Tony Felker (photo by Sebree Banner)

Webster County kicked off its annual Work Ready event on August 22, 2014. Webster County earned it's "Work Ready in Progress" designation last December. The "Work Ready" designation allows counties, regions and states to highlight the qualifications of their workforce to potential employers. This designation also indicates to employers that Webster County is focused on meeting their needs. To become work ready the community must raise the number of residents who have received the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). This certification can be earned by taking three WorkKeys assessments that measure real world skills that are "key" to job success:

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Locating Information

Reading for Information

To schedule a testing appointment, contact: MCC Assessment Center @ 270-824-1702

For more information, visit the Webster County Work Ready website @ www.websterwins.org
 

Webster County Council of Councils Meets with BOE

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Webster County Schools' Council of Councils met with the Board of Education on September 8, 2014 in the Annex. The meeting was an opportunity for board members, students, council members, and school and district leadership to discuss district and school initiatives. Ideas for continuous improvement were shared by all participants. The Council of Councils' meeting was a great example of our "1WC" collaboration effort.

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Sebree Elementary Latina Dancers Perform at State Migrant Conference

The Sebree Latina Dancers were invited by Judy Littleton, KDE Migrant Director, to perform at the State Migrant Conference in Bowling Green on September 18, 2014. The students were also asked to present what college and career readiness means to them at a Student Round Table session.

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Congratulations Trojan Pride Band!

Congratulations to the Trojan Pride Band who competed in Owensboro September 20th and placed 1st in 2A and Best in Class in Percussion and Color Guard!!

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Today: 10/25/14

WCHS Open Positions

WCHS has several positions open. If you know anyone

who would make a great addition to our staff, please encourage them to apply:

  • 2 Americorp positions
  • Guidance Secretary position
  • English Teacher
  • Math Teacher

KDE Website

 

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CIITS Link

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ACT PREP

Click above for ACT Test Prep

 

CODES OF CONDUCT

STOP Tipline

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Click STOP to Report

Safety Issue

Safe Schools Week October 19-25

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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!!

COUNTY COURT CLERK OFFICE SUPPORTS "1WC"!

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Providence Food Bank is "1WC"!

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DIXON CITY IS "1 WC"!

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Clay Elementary is Winner of High Attendance Day

Congratulations to Clay Elementary for winning High Attendance Day with 98.59% attendance for September 18, 2014. A close second was Providence with 98.02%.  Awesome!!! Thanks for all you do "All Day, Every Day."

Congratulations to Hannah Buchanan, Distinguished Young Woman Winner

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Left to right 1st runner up, Meredith Harley; Winner,Hannah Buchanan; 2nd runner up Christian Papineau