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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.

May 2015 (English)

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New ATC Pathways for Fall 2015

ATTENTION JUNIORS—VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT-- Webster County ATC and Madisonville Community College are offering a new Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) career pathway beginning fall 2015.  EMT’s are trained to respond quickly to emergency situations regarding medical issues, traumatic injuries and accident scenes.  If interested please see Mrs. Brown or Mr. Garrity at the technology center ASAP.  Applications are being accepted now. ATTENTION UNDERCLASSMEN—Webster County ATC and MCC are offering a new Medical Office career pathway beginning fall 2015.  The Medical Office field provides a student with training to obtain a position in a medical facility without direct patient care.  This pathway ties directly into MCC’s Medical Information Technology program.  Upon completing the MCC program, students could work as a Medical Office Manager, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Coder, Medical Scribe, or as an Electronic Medical Records Professional.  If interested please see Mrs. Baker or Mr. Garrity at the technology center ASAP.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Jumpstart will be July 28 from 9-11:30 at each school.

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

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May 2015

Way to go Sebree Elementary, May Attendance Winner of the Month!!

Sebree--95.83% 

Dixon--95.40%

Clay--94.85%

Providence--93.63%

WCHS--93.67%

WCMS--93.66%

DISTRICT--94.17%

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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Restraint and Seclusion Video Training

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DISTRICT NEWS ALERTS

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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.

"1WC" August 2015 Employees of the Month

Congratulations to Eloise Duncan, Bus Monitor, and Susan Owens, Providence Instructional Coach, for being selected Webster County's August 2015 "1WC" Employees of the Month!!

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L to R: Mickey Dunbar, BOE Member; Eloise Duncan and Susan Owens; Venita Murphy, BOE Member 

1WC Community Partners Recognized

The Webster County Board of Education recognized 1WC Community Partners, County Judge Executive, Jim Townsend, and Rob Mooney,Webster County Road Department Foreman, for the assistance they gave in preparing the new Webster County football practice field and parking lot.  Without their help, this would not have been possible. Webster County Schools appreciates all of its 1WC Community Partners!!!

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L to R: Todd Marshall, DPP/District-Wide Services, Judge Townsend, Rob Mooney, Road Dept. Foreman, Jeff Pettit, Board Chair

Webster County Schools Opening Day 2015: "Ready for Take Off!"

Kids2College Receives $500 Contribution

American Fidelity provided a $500 contribution on August 20th to the Webster County Kids2College Fund. American Fidelity offers various insurance policies (life, long term care, cancer and disability) to our district employees.

L to R: Georgiann McCord;  Kate Mathis, American Fidelity; Dr. Yarbrough; Joel McKenzie, American Fidelity

United Community Bank Donates $25,000 to Webster County Kids2College

Garland Certain, President and CEO of United Community Bank, presented a $25,000 check to the Webster County Kids2College Fund at the Webster County Schools' Central Office on August 10th. Along with Dr. Rachel Yarbrough, Webster County Superintendent, Dr. Judy Rhoads, Madisonville Community College President and Dr. Kris Williams, Henderson Community College President were also in attendance to receive the generous donation. The WCK2C is a work ethic/scholarship program for all students at Webster County High School starting with this year's freshmen class.

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L to R: Georgiann McCord, Deputy Superintendent; Angie Duncan, UCB; Dr. Williams, Dr. Yarbrough, Mr. Certain, Dr. Rhoads, and Tracy Henry, UCB

Webster County Kids2College Fund Receives $250,000 Check

  Dixon, Ky. – The Webster County Industrial Development Authority presented the Webster County Kids to College (WCK2C) program with a donation of $250,000 as part of its commitment to increasing educational opportunities for all students in Webster county.  Members of the Development Authority and the Economic Development Corporation Board include Steve Whitsell (Chair), Jim Crouse, Mike Farris, Tom Glover, Ken Hammack, Herman Hawkins, Steve Hendrix, Jerry Hobgood, Mark Moser, Kent Preston, William (Shorty) Prow, Shellie Utley, Archie Davis and Jeff Coomes.  Webster County Judge Executive Jim Townsend and Fiscal Court members were integral in working with the Development Authority for approval of this significant gift.

Former Webster County Administrator Receives National Award

Jeanette Smith, former Webster County Schools administrator, received the National Association of Pretrial Services Association's Bruce Beaudin Award on August 19th at the NAPSA conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ms. Smith was nominated by her peers and selected by the NAPSA Board of Directors to receive this award which recognizes an employee who exemplifies the goals and objectives of the pretrial services profession. Ms. Smith was also invited to present a session, "Knowledge is Power-Understanding Hidden Rules" at the conference. Ms. Smith has worked as a Pretrial Officer since 2012 and is currently assigned to Daviess and Muhlenberg County. Ms. Smith served as Sebree Elementary Principal from 2000-2007 and served as the WC Alternative Learning Center Principal from 2007 until her retirement in 2011.  Other roles of service include, CASA Volunteer, Family Advocacy Board Member and Sunday School Director at Second Baptist Church in Madisonville, KY.

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Congratulations to WCHS Senior, Trevis Bell

The WC Board of Education recognized WCHS senior, Trevis Bell, at the August 10th meeting for his recent achievements in golf. Trevis came in 2nd in the Kentucky PGA Junior Tour Championship and was the PGA Junior Tour Player of the Year in the 17-18 age division. Trevis is also a member of the WCHS Boys Golf Team. Way to go Trevis!!!

L to R: Jeff Pettit, BOE Chair, Trevis, Amy Bell and Matt Bell

Webster County Welcomes New Staff Members!!

Webster County District Administrators welcomed all new staff members during "New Staff Induction" training on August 3rd. New staff members spent the day getting acquainted with district administrators and central office personnel who each shared pertinent information related to their roles and responsibilities. Vicky Shadrick, Webster County Extension Agent, provided information about the Webster County community. Breakfast and lunch were provided compliments of the Webster County Teachers Association.

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Webster County's Work Ready "Hot Topic" Luncheon

                                                  

The Webster County Work Ready Community in Progress "Hot Topic" Luncheon was held on July 23, 2015, at the Annex with approximately 125 community members in attendance.  Tim Roy, Work Ready Initiative Co-Chair, welcomed guests and provided an overview of Webster County's Work Ready initiatives to date. Dr. Judy Rhoads, President of Madisonville Community College, introduced the speakers for the luncheon which included Dr. Rachel Yarbrough, Webster County Schools Superintendent; Judge Jim Townsend, County Judge Executive; Senator Dorsey Ridley, District 4 State Senator; Victoria Reed, Workforce Development Liaison from Henderson Community College; and Mickey Dunbar, Planters Bank Branch Manager and Webster County Board of Education Vice-Chair. The goal is for Webster County to earn Work Ready Community certification by 2016 and it will take all of us working as partners to make it happen. 

Webster County Schools and Campuses are Tobacco and Smoke Free

Based on a concern for the health of students and staff that attend and work in the Webster County Schools, the Webster County Board of Education has signed a tobacco-free policy which includes any tobacco product, alternative nicotine product, or vapor product as defined in KRS 438.305. That policy prohibits the use of tobacco products in buildings, on grounds, or on field trips. Tobacco products may not be used in any school building or on any school campus at any time. This includes athletic and all other after school events. 

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Capstone Learning Center

Webster County High School is excited to announce the August 31st opening of the Capstone Learning Center, Webster County's first 21st Century Learning Center program. The program is designed to provide before and after school tutoring/homework help as well as a variety of after school programs for all 9th-12th graders. Activities and services include: tutoring, ACT prep, fun activities like art, drama, robotics, STLP, aerospace and much more!! Click below for more information:

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Congratulations Sebree Elementary!!

Congratulations to Sebree Elementary for having the highest attendance for the 2014-15 school year with a 95.83% attendance rate.  Sebree was a consistent Attendance of the Month winner, winning nine out of ten months. Dixon Elementary was a close second with 95.40% attendance rate.        

Dr. Yarbrough Participates in Superintendent Panel at KASA Annual Leadership Institute

Dr. Yarbrough was one of four superintendents in the state invited to participate in a panel discussion for state superintendents at the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA)Annual Leadership Institute in Louisville, KY on July 16th.  Dr. Yarbrough, Kathy Burkhardt-Erlanger-Elsmere Independent Schools, Nannette Johnston-Hardin County Schools, and Henry Webb-Floyd County Schools, shared their visions for early childhood education, explained how each had established early childhood partnerships in their districts, and discussed early childhood initiatives that were taking place in each of their districts. The discussion provided an opportunity for their colleagues from around the state to hear about the innovative ways the panelists have found to collaborate and build meaningful relationships with community partners to improve early childhood outcomes and close the readiness gaps in their districts. The session also served as the official launch of the new KY Superintendent School Readiness Toolbox which can be found on the Kentucky Department of Education website under Educational Programs at  www.education.ky.gov. Webster County has established an Alpha Academy for the 2015-16 school year which will expand early childhood learning for Webster County infants and toddlers (3 months-3 years of age) and one 3-5 year old full day, full year pre-school session through a partnership with the Audubon Area Head Start.

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Webster County Leadership Summit 2015

Webster County Administrators and Directors met with the Board of Education in a Leadership Summit on July 13, 2015 at the UK Extension Office in Dixon. The summit was the culminating activity of a two-day WC Leadership Retreat. Board members and administrators shared a meal and participated in a "1WC" team building activity. Dr. Yarbrough facilitated a "SWOT" (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) discussion. Participants were asked to review the "SWOT" feedback obtained one year ago at this event and then answer the same questions based on the past school year. The group compared the feedback and determined that most of the district's weaknesses discussed at last summer's summit had been corrected this school year. Leadership will continue to work to make WC Schools second to none. 

                                                                  

Webster County Administrative Retreat

Webster County Administrators and Directors participated in a two-day leadership retreat on July 10 and July 13th. Administrators and directors went to Paducah to the Challenger Center on July 10th and participated in a flight simulation "mission to the moon." Following lunch at Flamingo Row, Dr. Yarbrough facilitated a discussion on "conditions for flight success." Phil Eason, President of PLG Leadership Group, spoke to the administrators about customer service and the Baldridge Excellence Framework. 

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Webster County Announces the Establishment of Alpha Academy for 2015-16

Webster County Schools are excited to announce the establishment of the Webster County Alpha Academy for the 2015-16 school year. Alpha Academy is an early childhood partnership with Audubon Area Headstart to offer additional early childhood services to families in Webster County.  There will be 4 new rooms which will serve 6 weeks old to 3 years old and a Child Development Center that will serve children 3 years to 5 years old.  The locations will be at Providence Elementary and Sebree Elementary.  Providence will serve 2 rooms of 6 weeks to 3 year olds and Sebree will serve 2 rooms of 6 weeks to 3 years old. The Child Development Center will serve 3 to 5 year olds.  There will be 16 slots available for the 6 weeks to 3 year old rooms at both locations. There will be 18 slots available at the Child Development Center.  Individuals are eligible either by private pay or income eligible.  This opportunity is a result of a grant written and awarded to Aububon Area Headstart.  We look forward to the great opportunities that Alpha Academy will bring to our families of Webster County. For enrollment information, please contact Steffanie Smith.  Her email is stsmith@audubon-area.com and her phone number is 270-835-7687.

Webster County Tobacco Free Campuses 2015-16

Webster County's "Link2Learn" Approved by KDE for 2015-16

Webster County applied for and received approval to participate in KDE's Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Program for the 2015-16 school year. Webster County's "Link2Learn" will enable teachers to deliver content to students in a digital or hard copy format for student use during the closing of schools due to unforeseen circumstances (snow, flu, etc.). Webster County students will be counted in attendance on those days (maximum of 5 per school year) provided they complete work given to them by their teachers. Teachers will utilize an online program (Edmodo, Webpage, email, Study Island, Google Classroom, etc.) as well as hard copy packets for students who do not have digital access. This program will provide a continuum of instruction in a timely manner and reduce the number of make-up days at the end of the school year. 

Dr. Yarbrough Announces WCHS is Recipient of 21st Century Learning Center Grant

Dr. Yarbrough was notified on May 11th that our district received the 2015 21st Century Learning Center Grant for WCHS. This grant will support the new WCHS CAPSTONE LEARNING CENTER and will provide a total of $690,000.00 over a five year time period for enrichment, tutoring, STEM activities and other great learning experiences before and after school for our WCHS students. Written into this grant are opportunities like a Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP), Robotics Team, Aerospace Club, LEADERSHIP WCHS,  and other art/drama experiences.  We will also be able to provide transportation for students who participate in the afterschool opportunities once again!!!  KUDOS to Rhonda Callaway and Carolyn Sholar for working with me to write this important grant for WCHS students. The Webster County School District has been the recipient of 7 grants this school year totaling $1,710,600.00!!

2015-16 Ready for Take Off!!

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2015 Instructional Strategies Institute Aug. 4-6

ACT PREP

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Program Review One Drive

Transportation Personnel Training Was Held August 3rd at UK Extension Office

All Webster County Students Eat Free in 2015-16

Student Breakfast and Lunch--No Charge
Adult Breakfast--$2.05
Adult Lunch--$3.00

***Smart Snacks will be available ranging in price from .50 to 1.00.  If a student wants to purchase an extra entrée, it will be $1.75.

Webster County School District will be implementing a new option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the AnchorCommunity Eligibility Option (CEO) for School Year 2015-2016.  

All enrolled students in the Webster County School District are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2015-2016 school year.  

Sebree Student Sings National Anthem at Otters' Game

Sebree Elementary 4th grader, Sara Lucas, recently was invited to sing the National Anthem at the Evansville Otter's ballgame on 08/14/15. Outstanding job--way to go Sara!!

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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. 

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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!!

UK Extension Office is 1WC!

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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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