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ALL Webster County Students are Eligible for the Pandemic EBT Benefits Card (Total Benefit $313.50)

Applications for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Card opens on Monday, June 1st - June 30th. You can apply at https://benefind.ky.gov/

The (P-EBT) program provides a benefits card families can use to buy food to replace free school breakfast and lunch while schools were closed. Families who already receive food stamps/SNAP and direct certification do not have to apply. Those benefits are automatically sent to the families.

Families who do not receive any state or federal assistance are also eligible to apply because WC is a Community Eligible Provision district which provides free breakfast and lunch to ALL students.

The student's SSID or ID number is required for the application. This number can be found inside the Infinite Campus Parent or Student Portal on the Today screen. If you do not have access to IC, please contact your child's school.

Please visit CHFS P-EBT webpage to find answers to frequently asked questions and support.

More Information on the P-EBT Benefit Card

*P-EBT Benefit Card Participation Eligibility Information

*Frequently Asked Questions/Support

Please note:  The student name in Infinite Campus must exactly match the name on the application completed by the parent.  This could impact whether the application is approved.

District End of Year Video
WCHS Graduation 2020

Congratulations WCHS Class of 2020! We are proud of you!! Graduation looked a little different this year, but it was a great celebration for our seniors. Many thanks to all who made this year's graduation a big success!.

BOE at Grad 2020 Grad 2020

Grad 2020 Grad 2020

Congratulations to the 1WC Employees of the Year

Congratulations to Rachel Wingo, Providence Elementary Instructional Coach, for being selected the Certified Employee of the Year and to Earl Myers, Providence Elementary Lead Custodian, for being selected the Support Staff Employee of the Year! Both employees are especially deserving of this award that is voted on by all district employees. We appreciate all you do for the students and staff of WC Schools!!

Rachel Wingo Earl Myers

Congratulations 1WC 2020 District Attendance Winners

Congratulations to Sebree Elementary for being the 2020 1WC District Attendance Winner with 94.84% attendance for the year (August-March 13th).
Dixon Elementary was a very close second place with 94.68% attendance and was given a High Attendance Award. Both schools were very close to our goal of 95% attendance. We are proud of you!!

Brooklyn Boggs Selected as Sebree Elementary Principal

Brooklyn Boggs

Brooklyn Boggs is an educator who has served as both a classroom teacher and instructional coach in the past 9 years. Mrs. Boggs holds a B.S. in Elementary Education, an M.A. in Teacher Leadership, and an M.A. in Reading and Writing. She is passionate about creating learning environments for all students to succeed. Mrs. Boggs is married to Taylor, a police officer in Madisonville, and they have two children, Jackson and Bryleigh Jo. She enjoys spending time with her family, camping, and cheering for the Kentucky Wildcats.

20-21 Kindergarten Registration is Online

Parents can  click on the Google link below to sign their child up for 20-21 Kindergarten.

English:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeyG2retjB3moTIcv9MOER5Rh_asgYKhFTyrYlwg40xlr1gog/viewform?usp=sf_link

Spanish:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqcAdFtP2wG_NxwV6XtHxcHMVckXoLKKQHaRMaZjSJwFkXgg/viewform?usp=sf_link

For any questions, please contact Kim Saalwaechter at 270-639-3405.

20-21 Kindergarten Registration

20-21 Kindergarten Registration

20-21 WC Preschool Screenings

Preschool Screenings and Registration will be determined once the Governor’s order has been lifted for limiting crowds. Please continue to check back for further updates.

Thank You Food Service Super Heros!!

School Heros Thank you FS

Thank You FS Thank you FS

Meal Delivery Dates and Social Distancing

Meal Delivery Dates: 
Monday, May 4th
Monday, May 11th
Monday, May 18th 
Monday, June 1st 
Monday, June 8th 
Monday, June 15th 
Monday, June 22nd 
Monday, June 29th

Social Distancing

As we continue through this COVID-19 Pandemic, it is extremely important that we continue to practice social distancing with people staying six feet apart.  It is not permissible to have gatherings in our communities.  

Family Connections Through Home Languages

Family Connectios

April 1WC Employees of the Month

Congratulations to Dawn Powell, WCMS Math teacher, and to Brittany Stone, Clay Instructional Assistant, for being selected the April 1WC Employees of the Month! We appreciate you!!

Dawn Powell Brittany Stone

      Dawn Powell                                              Brittany Stone

Webster County Schools are "Digital First Responders

Webster County Schools are "digital first responders" in the fight against COVID-19. Webster County computers are part of the statewide DataseamGrid running to help find answers to keep Kentuckians healthy and moving forward." The DataseamGrid allows classroom computers to benefit the state for both education and research. This unique cloud computing system powers important research with trillions of calculations each second. Webster County Schools currently has over three hundred computers helping with this research.

Kindergarten Registration and Preschool Screening

20-21 Kindergarten Registration and Preschool Screening dates to be determined due to the COVID-19 school closure.
Please watch for announcements on our district website, Facebook, Twitter, and local newspapers for when these events will be scheduled.

"1WC" February Employees of the Month

Congratulations to Rachel Wingo, Providence Elementary Instructional Coach, and Tomasinna West, Dixon Elementary Lead Custodian, for being selected our February "1WC" Employees of the Month! We appreciate you!!

Feb. 2020 1WC Employees

Pictured L to R: Cameron Edwards, BOE Member, Tomasinna West, Rachel Wingo, and Venita Murphy, BOE Member

Career and Technical Education Month

Webster County Career and Technical Education students and ATC Principal, Alaina Lancaster, were recognized at the February 24th, 2020 Fiscal Court meeting. CTE students each related how the CTE program has impacted their educational journey. Steve Henry, Judge Executive, read the Proclamation declaring February CTE Education Month.  CTE Proclamation

L to R: Ryan Scott, WCHS Asst. Principal; Greg Bowles, Director of Pupil Personnel; Jerry Brown, Magistrate; Alaina Lancaster, ATC Principal; Chad Townsend, Magistrate; Olivia Clark, student; Shane Mooney, student; Judge Henry; Sara Gipson, student; Justin Newton, student; Lauren Wilson, student; Rhonda Callaway, Superintendent; Tony Felker, Magistrate; Lindsey McCully, WCHS Asst. Principal.

Jeff Jones, ATC Instructor, Featured in the Murray State Blue/Gold Digital Magazine

Murray State alumnus Jeff Jones, has received the New Trade and Industrial Teacher of the Year Award from the Association for Career & Technical Education. Click HERE to view the article

J. Jones

Pictured from left are SkillsUSA National Officer Emma Cates, Jones, and SkillsUSA Board of Directors member, Dean Baker.  

WC True Blue was recognized as Runners Up for the National Dose of Prevention Award!

WC True Blue was represented at the annual CADCA Forum, February 2-6, 2020, in Washington D.C. by Melea Ramin, Coalition Chairperson, and Donna Bumpus, DFC Coordinator.
The Dose of Prevention Award is sponsored by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) and CADCA, this award recognizes member coalitions that have helped raise awareness about the dangers of over-the-counter cough medicine misuse and prescription drug misuses in their community during National Medicine Abuse, Awareness Month in October 2019.
Donna Bumpus, True Blue Coordinator, was asked to facilitate a KY regional and state-level networking event for youth and adults to build stronger state policy alliances and to help prepare for CADCA's Capitol Hill Day.

True Blue DC  2020 

 DFC logo  CADCA Forum 2020

Congratulations January 2020 1WC Employees!

Congratulations to Brandye Whitsell, Clay SDI Teacher, and to Nancy McBride, WCHS Lead Custodian, for being selected the January 2020 1WC Employees of the Month!! We appreciate you!

1WC Emp Jan 2020

L to R:  James Nance-BOE Member, Nancy McBride, Brandye Whitsell, Tim McCormick-BOE Vice-Chair

WCBOE Recognizes Employees

Joanna Odum, Crystal Harris, and Jeff Jones were recognized by the Webster County Board of Education at the December 16th meeting for their outstanding accomplishments.

Joanna Odum, Sebree Elementary teacher, and Crystal Harris, Clay Elementary teacher, were recognized for recently earning National Board Certification. Jeff Jones, Area Technology Center instructor, was recognized for receiving the 2019 Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Tade & Industrial Division New Teacher of the Year award. 

Shawna Guill, Sebree teacher, was recognized for passing the Level 1 Google Certified Educator Exam for proficiency in utilizing Google for Education tools and technologies.

Jamie Risch, WC School Psychologist, for receiving the 2019 KAPS (KY Assoc. for Psychology in the Schools) Award for WKEC Regional Best Practice

Odum and Harris J. Jones

L to R:  Joanna Odum, Crystal Harris, Jeff Jones

S. Guill J. Risch

L to R:  Shawna Guill, Jamie Risch

CONGRATULATIONS 1WC DECEMBER EMPLOYEES OF THE MONTH!

Congratulations to Leslie Kuykendall, Dixon Elementary Teacher, and Pam Parker, WC Bus Driver, for being selected the 1WC December Employees of the Month! We appreciate all you do for WC!

Dec. 1WC Emp 2019

Photo L to R: Tim McCormick, BOE Member; Pam Parker, Leslie Kuykendall and Cameron Edwards, BOE Member

Congratulations Crystal Harris!

Congratulations to Crystal Harris, Clay Elementary teacher, for earning National Board Certification! What a great accomplishment! We are proud of you!!

NBCT logo C. Harris    

WCHS Students March in Governor's Inaugural Parade

Jarrod Hankins, WCHS Principal, and Alaina Lancaster, ATC Principal, had a great day with Webster County Career & Technical Student Organization students in Frankfort! #1WC #TrojanPride #inauguration2019 @AlainaLancaste4 (December 10)

WCHS student in Frankfort-1 WCHS students in Frankfort-2

WCHS students in Frankfort-3 Hankins and Lncaster

Amazing Staff Accomplishments at Sebree Elementary School

Mrs. Joanna Odum has earned one of the most respected professional certifications available in education and is now a National Board Certified Teacher.  Mrs. Shawna Guill recently passed her Level 1 Google Certified Educator Exam for proficiency in utilizing Google for Education tools and technologies that will undoubtedly help launch our school and students into a 21st Century world! Congratulations to these outstanding educators! #RiseUpSebree #1WC

         Sebree National Bd and Google Cert teachers

Congratulations November 1WC Employees

Congratulations to Christina Whitsell, WCMS teacher, and to Kim Michalek, Instructional Assistant, for being selected the November 2019 1WC Employees of the Month!  We appreciate you!

 Nov, 1WC Employees

L to R: James Nance, BOE Member, Kim Michalek, Christina Whitsell, Venita Murphy, BOE Member

New STOP Tip Line

Webster County Schools is proud to announce the new STOP Tip Line. Anonymous tips may be submitted at the following website: https://homelandsecurity.ky.gov/SafeSchools/Pages/default

STOP tip line

The Safety Tipline, Online Prevention or S.T.O.P Tipline, is designed for use as an "online" reporting/prevention tool. If students, parents or community members know of an unsafe situation in school (e.g, bullying, weapons, drugs/alcohol, etc.), they can anonymously pass on that information to school personnel by using this basic email format.

Congratulations Cross Team Teams!

The Boys XC Team won another regional championship last weekend and the girls finished third overall. Ryan Roland and Reese Powell won Individual championships.Big congrats as well to the coaches, Todd and Brandye Whitsell.

Boys XC REg. Champ 2019 Girls XC Reg. 2019    

Congratulations Webster County 1WC October Employees of the Month!

Congratulations to Catherine Hughes, WCHS Teacher, and to Earl Myers, Providence Lead Custodian, for being selected the October 2019 1WC Employees of the Month! We appreciate you!   

1WC Emp Oct 2019

L to R: Tim McCormick, BOE Member, Catherine Hughes, Earl Myers, and Venita Murphy, BOE Member

Commissioner of Education Visits the Area Technology Center

Commissioner, Dr. Wayne Lewis; Amanda Ellis, Deputy Commissioner; Kristel Smith, Director of KDE Government Relations; Tom Thompson, Director of KY Technical Schools; paid a visit to the Webster County Area Technology Center on 10-16-19. The group was accompanied by Webster County school and district administrators: Senator Robby Mills: Representative Jim Gooch; Steve Henry, County Judge Executive; Larry Garrity, Administrative Consultant for the Office of Career and Technical Education and Student Transition; and Webster County Board Members, Mickey Dunbar, Cameron Edwards, and Venita Murphy. The purpose of the visit was to tour the ATC classrooms, meet the teachers and talk to some of the students. Dr. Lewis plans to visit all of the technology schools in the state. 
After spending the morning at the ATC, Dr. Lewis and other administrators traveled to Sebree Elementary for a visit.

                   Dr. Lewis and adms. ATC whole class

                   Justin Newton ATC  Dr. Lewis 

Congratulations September 2019 1WC Employees!

Congratulations to Danielle Varnado, Sebree teacher, and to Harold Radford, WCHS regular substitute, for being named the September 2019 1WC Employees of the Month!  We appreciate all you do for WC!!

Sept 2019 Emp of the Month

L to R:  Mickey Dunbar, BOE Chairperson; Harold Radford; Danielle Varnado; Venita Murphy, BOE member

Congratulations August 2019 1WC Employees of the Month!

Congratulations to Jeff Jones, Area Technology Center teacher and SkillsUSA sponsor, for being selected 1WC Certified Staff Employee of the Month and to Larry Vaughn, WCMS Lead Custodian, for being selected the 1WC Support Staff Employee of the Month. We appreciate you!!!

Auig 1W Employees 2019

Pictured L to R: Tim McCormick, BOE member, Larry Vaughn, Jeff Jones, Venita Murphy, BOE member