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New 2015-16 Traffic Pattern for WCMS, WCHS and Dixon

Click below to see the traffic pattern changes for the 2015-16 school year:

Traffic Pattern

Work Ready Hot Topic Luncheon Photos

District News Alerts and Information

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Leadership Retreat and Summit 2015-16

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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)

May 2015 (Spanish)

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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GPS Resources

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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.

Career Development

Career Tech Education

Restraint and Seclusion Video Training

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

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DISTRICT NEWS ALERTS

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PGES Resources

"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'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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WCHS Freshman Orientation and Open House 2015-16

Webster County High School's Freshman Orientation will be held on July 30th from 8:00-12:00. Opening remarks will be held in the gym at 8:00 AM. From there, students will be divided into rotation groups while parents attend an informational session in the gym. Parents, please attend as you will complete necessary enrollment paperwork before receiving your child's course schedule.  A schedule will not be distributed until the enrollment paperwork has been submitted. If you are unable to attend on July 30th, you may attend Open House on August 3rd to complete paperwork and receive a schedule.  

Webster County High School's Open House is scheduled for August 3rd from 5:00-8:00 PM.  There will be prizes and a cookout for all high school students and their families. Students in grades 10-12 will complete the necessary enrollment paperwork before receiving a course schedule. Parents, please attend as well because all enrollment paperwork must be completed before a course schedule is distributed. Any freshman who did not attend the Freshman Orientation, may complete the enrollment paperwork and receive a schedule during Open House. Students and parents are welcome to tour the building and meet new teachers during this time.

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. 

"1WC" Employees of the Year

Congratulations to Amy Hill and Kevin Ranes on being selected "1WC" Employees of the Year. They were recognized at our WC Red Carpet Closing Day on June 1st.

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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!!

‚Äč"1WC" May 2015 Employees of the Month

Congratulations to Nita Johnson, Dixon Instructional Coach, and Lori Gonzalez, Sebree teacher, for being selected Webster County's May 2015 "1 WC" Employees of the Month!!


L to R: Mickey Dunbar, BOE Member, Nita Johnson and Lori Gonzalez, Leland Steely, BOE Member

Read2Succeed

Mickey Dunbar has been serving as a Read2Succeed community volunteer at Sebree Elementary this school year. He leads and participates in instructional reading activities in Mrs. Morck's 1st grade class every Monday.

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Council of Councils Meeting Provides Opportunity for Collaboration

The Webster County Board of Education hosted a Council of Councils meeting at their work session on April 13th. All district SBDM councils and student representatives from each school attended the meeting. Dr. Yarbrough and district administrators facilitated the session and provided a Year in Review update, discussed initiatives for the 2015-16 school year that includes a Digital Learning and Bring Your Own Technology Plan, and provided participants with an opportunity to identify positives as well as next steps for Webster County Schools.

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Webster County elementary schools and middle school received a Global Education/World Language grant in the fall of 2014. Each elementary and middle school received $15,000 to be used to implement global education curriculum in their schools. As part of the state's global education initiative, two district administrators were invited to participate in a free KDE sponsored educational trip to China in April 2015. Mrs. McCord and Mrs. Callaway will be traveling with a contingency of educators to Shanghai, Bejing and Xi'an, China. The purpose of the trip is to visit schools in China to receive and share ideas as well as to bring back ideas for our global education curriculum. The schools decided to use their trip to China as a way to officially "kick off" their global education initiatives. Students studied China and prepared Chinese travel tips, decorations, food, dance, music and powerpoints on Chinese facts and sites to see.

Supt2Community

Dr. Yarbrough and district administrators invited community partners to a luncheon on February 25th for the third Supt2Community advisory council meeting this school year. Georgiann McCord, Deputy Assistant Superintendent, gave a "1 WC" Year in Review summary that included all of the initiatives that have been implemented to date in Webster County Schools. Kim Saalwaechter, Special Education Director, shared information on grants the district has received. Dr. Yarbrough, Tom Glover, and Madisonville and Henderson Community College reps and shared information on the Webster County Kids to College scholarship program. Mary Powell gave an update on the district's Read2Succeed Program and invited community partners to be a part of this initiative. Donna Bumpus invited community volunteers to participate in Motivating Mentors which will be a renewed effort for the 2015-16 school year. 

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WC ReadyFest 2015

Webster County ReadyFest will be held on August 3rd in the Annex from 12:30-3:30 for all WC students. Happy Feet shoes, only for those who were sized, should be picked up at Open House at your child's school.

Council of Councils Slideshow 04/13/15

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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