District News

Webster County Hosts Seminar on "The Adolescent Brain and Substance Misuse"

Webster County was fortunate to have Dr. Patrick Withrow, Director of Outreach and Physician Advisor for Baptist Health Paducah, speak on "The Adolescent Brain and Substance Misuse" on September 11th at the Extension Office. Dr. Withrow educated the group about the danger of E-cigs, vaping, alcohol, and other drugs on the brain.

A special thank you to the collaborating partners: Webster County Community Education, True Blue, Webster County Health Coalition, Baptist Health Madisonville, UK Cooperative Extension Service, and the Webster County Senior Center.

                         True Blue Seminar 9-11-19 True Blue 9-11-19

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1WC Council of Councils Meeting

The WCBOE met with the Council of Councils on Sept. 9th. District administrators and directors, school councils, and students participated in the meeting.

Dan Munchbach from the US Census Bureau shared information about the 2020 Census and the important role it plays in funding for our school districts.
WC District Administrators and Directors shared information about activities that took place over the summer and the status of various district initiatives and projects.

In keeping with the district's focus on "Future Ready Learners," WCMS students and Dwayne Buchanan, WCMS Science teacher, shared drone and robot (STEM) demonstrations.

Supt. Rhonda Callaway, asked participants and councils to compile a list of strengths and things that would be an opportunity for improvement in their schools.
Students then shared their lists with the whole group. The feedback is compiled and provided to each council and district administrators.

                     Dixon Council of Councils 19 WCMS students at C of C 19

                     Mr. Harrel at C of C 19 Sebree C of C 19

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

Welcome Back to School!!

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Congratulations to Dixon and Sebree Elementary Schools!

Congratulations to Dixon Elementary for receiving a 2019 High Attendance Award with 95.10% average attendance and to Sebree Elementary for being the 1WC District Attendance Winner with 95.22% average attendance for the 2018-19 school year.

                                   Sebree                                 Dixon

                              Sebree att winner Dixon High Att award

                     L to R: Jami Busbey, Rhonda Callaway, Dawn Forker       Eric Wheatley, Rhonda Callaway, Mary Schalk


***All Webster County Schools' campuses and athletic fields are tobacco and e-cig free zones.  No pets are allowed at any Webster County Schools' athletic fields/events.

New Minimum High School Graduation Requirements

On April 5, 2019, Kentucky’s new minimum high school graduation requirements became law. The changes add “graduation prerequisites” and “graduation qualifiers,” explained below, to ensure students have basic math and reading skills, as well as experiences that can help them be prepared to enter college or the workforce. The new graduation requirements give students the chance to take more classes geared toward their plans after graduation. Freshman in 2019-20 must complete 22 credits (revised list) to graduate as well as one of eight graduation qualifiers. Those entering their freshmen year in 2020-21 and beyond must also complete a graduation prerequisite. The prerequisite requires students to demonstrate basic competency in reading and math in one of three ways before graduation.
Here’s what the changes mean for Kentucky students:

New KY Minimum Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements part 2