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Supt2Community

Webster County Schools hosted a Supt2Community Luncheon on March 13, 2019, at the Extension Office. Supt. Rhonda Callaway greeted guests and provided an overview of Supt2Community.  Information was shared on district initiatives around Literacy, Enhanced Learning Opportunities, and Safety. Kim Saalwaechter, Early Childhood Director, provided an overview of the district's Striving Readers initiative and elementary principals shared information on how Striving Readers activities have been implemented in their schools. Michael Gooch, WCMS Principal, and Hillary Bumpus, APEX Coordinator, shared information highlighting success stories of the school's new APEX Learning Center. Aaron Harrell, WCHS Principal, shared information on the successes of the high school's new Personalized Learning  Center. Carolyn Sholar, Public Information Coord. and Donna Bumpus, True Blue Drug Free Communities Coord., shared information abouy the True Blue Drug Free Communities program.  Matt Bell, Safe Schools Coordinator, provided information around various district safety initiatives and resources. Community members were given an opportunity to provide input, feedback, and suggestions. 

R. Callaway Supt2Comm 3-13-19 

District Magazine Vol. 3
Congratulations Mrs. Pratt

Congratulations to Renee Pratt who recently received her National Board Certification!  It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. Itt requires teachers to demonstrate a deep understanding of their students, content knowledge, use of data and assessments and teaching practice. They must also show that they participate in learning communities and provide evidence of ongoing reflection and continuous learning. We are proud of you!

Renee Pratt

Clay Elementary Celebrates Veterans' Day 2018

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Veterans Day 2018 Veterans Day 2018 Veterans Day 2018

Character Counts in WC!

All Webster County teachers participated in Character Counts training on November 6th, 2018. The training was conducted by Jenny Winstead, Sebree Counselor, and Tammy White, Providence Counselor, who are the district's Character Counts trainers.
Character Counts is a mainstay of the district's True Blue Drug Free Community which has provided training and resources for the district and community. 
Character Counts is a nationally recognized initiative that focuses on the six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.
The goal of Character Counts is to ensure WC students receive character education which will hopefully improve the ethical quality of their decisions, and thus their character and lives.

Character Counts Character Count

Character Count Character Count

Congratulations Amy Wright!

Congratulations to Amy Wright, Instructional Assistant, for being named October 2018 1WC Employee of the Month!

We appreciate you!

Amy Wright EOM

 L to R:  Tim McCormick, BOE Member, Amy Wright

Clay Elementary Hosts Project Fit Kick-Off

Baptist Health Madisonville joined with district administrators and Clay Elementary students and staff to celebrate the launch of Clay's new Project Fit America on Tuesday, October 16th. The celebration included a ribbon cutting ceremony and students demonstrating exercises on the school’s new outdoor fitness equipment called their “Fit Pit!”

The grant, funded by Baptist Health Madisonville, provides the PFA program to the school that includes: state-of-the-art fitness equipment specifically designed to address the deficit areas where children fail fitness tests; indoor fitness equipment; installation of the equipment, a dynamic curriculum with games, activities and challenges for kids with the PFA outdoor and indoor equipment; the program also teaches character development, sportsmanship, team work and leadership skills, the hospital reported.

Special guests included: Robert Ramey, President Baptist Health; Senator Dorsey Ridley; Representative Jim Gooch; Judge Renee Williams; and Judge Executive Steve Henry.

Project Fit Ribbon C Hyatt Kelley

Hula Hooping pull up bars

District Hosts Council of Councils Meeting

SBDM council members and students from all schools paticipated in a Council of Councils on Monday, Sept. 10th, 2018. The Webster County Council of Councils and district administrators met with board members to highlight school and district initiatives and obtain feedback from students and council members around what they feel is going well and opportunities for improvement.
District administrators shared information about the following district initiatives:
*Striving Readers Literacy Collaborative 
*WC Kids to College
*WC True Blue Drug Free Community
*Accountability Update and Graduate Profile
*Facilities Update
*Attendance Data
*Student Mental Health & School Safety
*WCMS APEX Learning Center
*New Industrial Maintenance program at the ATC

Council of Councils Mtg Council of Councils Mtg

New SchoolPointe Mobile App for District Messaging and Alert Notification

Webster County Schools is happy to announce that we have updated not only our website, but also our mobile app (formerly SchoolWay), for push alert notifications (e.g., school closings, emergency alerts, important information, etc.) Our new mobile app is called SchoolPointe Stay Connected which is integrated with our new website. You will no longer receive alerts through SchoolWay app.

To download the new SchoolPointe app please see the instructions listed below:

How to download the mobile SchooPointe Stay Connected App for Webster County Schools:

1) Go to the Apple App store or the Google Play store.

2) Search for the SchoolPointe Stay Connected app icon (see below)

3) Install the app

4) Once installed, you should click on ALLOW to accept push notifications

5) Open the app and search for Webster County Schools

6) Click to install

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Webster County Grandparents Support Group Meeting

Got questions? Looking for resources? Interested in getting to know other grandparents raising grandchildren? Join us for a time of fellowship and learning as we explore the joys and challenges of being a “GRAND parent”

When: September 18 from 5:30-7:00
Where: WCHS Annex
What:  *A light meal will be served 
            *Childcare available for children 12 and under 
            *Guest Speaker: Kay Payne, Mental Health Therapist
            *The group will meet the third Tuesday of each month

*Sponsored by WC FRYSC and WCHS Family/Consumer Science

Congratulations Mrs. Owens!

Congratulations to Susan Owens, Clay Elementary Principal, for being selected August 2018 "1WC" Employee of the Month!  We appreciate you!

                                                  Susan Owens 1WC

Character Counts in Webster County!

Clay Elementary students showed their support for the Webster County Schools Character Counts initiative. According to Mrs. Brooke White, Guidance Counselor, “Third Graders SOARED in Guidance today!! We learned about how Character Counts at Clay!! We worked in teams to discuss and label what makes a good student!! And earned a SOAR card!!!!” Thank you, Clay Elementary 3rd grade Jets and Mrs. White for supporting WC True Blue Character Counts. Check out our WC True Blue Character Counts website at wctrueblue.org. 

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Great 2018-19 "Together We Can...Let's Go" Opening Day for WC Staff!

Webster County district administrators, faculty, and staff members kicked off the 2018-19 school year at the WC Opening Day on August 13, 2018. The day's events included breakfast, remarks from Interim Superintendent, Georgiann McCord, reflections from past years' work as well as the instructional focus for this school year. The district received a $502,000 Striving Readers grant which will provide the district with additional resources to implement a more intentional focus on reading and literacy for children in Webster County from birth through 12th grade. 
Staff members also participated in a fun "break out" room teambuilding activity. Teams looked for clues and solved puzzles which ultimately led them to a puzzle piece which was their final clue. Each piece of the puzzle was part of a larger district puzzle which, when put together, represented all of the programs, activities, instructional resources, etc. which comprise the Graduate Profile.

District Adm. Opening Day 2018 Opening Day 2018