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Capstone Learning Center A Success!

Click HERE to see Capstone Learning Center WFIE TV 14 news story, April 2016

Congratulations Jaden Roberts!!

Jaden Roberts placed 2nd in the 8th grade division in the state poster contest sponsored by the Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition. The theme of the contest was "Picture Yourself Wealthy." Jaden is in the Business and Career Exploration class at the Area Technology Center.

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Providence Elementary Receives Energy Star Award

Lyle Crouch, Harshaw Trane Representative, presented the Energy Star Award to Providence Elementary at the December 14th, 2015 Board Meeting. Providence school was recognized for being an energy efficient school with an energy proficiency score of 88%. 

L to R: Venita Murphy, BOE member, Greg Bowles, Providence Principal, Lyle Crouch, Mickey Dunbar, BOE member

Congratulations to Mary Kate and Paige Rakestraw!!!

So proud of our Farm to School Art Contest District Winners!! Paige Rakestraw won for the K-5th category and Mary Kate Rakestraw for the 6th-8th category. Their art will be submitted for the state competition in December. The art contest is sponsored annually by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. 

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L to R: Val Knight, Food Services Director; Mary Kate, Paige; Dr. Yarbrough, Supt.

Office Personnel Receive Customer Service Training

Jim McMurtrie, Baptist Health Administrator, conducted a "Customer Satisfaction" professional training for school secretaries and office personnel, food service, transportation, technology, and maintenance representatives on October 19th, 2015.

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Congratulations to Mary Kate and Paige Rakestraw!!!

Congratulations to Mary Kate and Paige Rakestraw for winning Kentucky's Personnel Cabinet 2015 Public Service Recognition Poster Week contest in their age divisions!! There were over 1900 entries submitted this year. Mary Kate won the 10-13 age group and has placed first in this competition for three years in a row. Paige placed first this year in the 6-9 year old division. The Personnel Cabinet has invited the students and their families to a ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda on October 5th.

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Mary Kate; Leland Steely, BOE Member; Paige

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

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Way to go Dixon Elementary, August 2016, Attendance Winner of the Month!!  

Dixon—97.20%

Clay—96.92%

Sebree—96.10% 

Providence—95.70%

WCMS—95.76%

WCHS—95.04%

DISTRICT96.01%

A 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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WCHS Students State Art Contest Winners!!

WCHS students,  Erick Escalante (9th) and Gilberto Joaquin (10th), were recognized at the BOE Meeting on September 28th for placing in the top 4 of the KY Migrant Education State Art winners. 

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Leland Steely, BOE member, Erick Escalante and Gilberto Joaquin, Sherrill Tanner, Migrant Coordinator

DIXON CITY IS "1 WC"!

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"We Create Great Possibilities For Students"

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MISSION STATEMENT

To provide opportunities and accountable instruction so as to prepare students for productive careers and to foster practicable and responsible citizenship.

Wester County Schools' SchoolWay Replaces District's Former "Celly" Mobile Text Messaging System

The Webster County School District has contracted with SchoolWay (powered by Jostens) to provide mobile push messages on your Android or iPhone. This will replace the Celly text messaging program for district text message alerts/information that we used last year.

Please go to your Android or iPhone app store and download the free SchoolWay app. The SchoolWay app is a great way to stay informed about what is going on in your school community. 

Please enter the following WayCode in the SchoolWay mobile app during registration to get Webster County Schools 
information, news and alerts:

WayCode: 4i56dk

We are excited about this new mode of communication as it offers many more options than Celly for distribution of communication.

For those who do not have a Smart Phone, you will be able to receive messages via e-mail. The district will also continue to use the "One Call" system for district alerts.

Congratulations Mr. Tanner, 2016 Kentucky Migrant Advocate of the Year!

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Robert, "Sherril" Tanner, Webster County Schools Migrant Advocate, received the 2016 Kentucky Migrant Advocate of the Year award at the Fall Kentucky State Migrant Conference in Louisville, KY on September 15th. Mr. Tanner has been involved in the Migrant Education Program for 27 years. He regularly monitors student progress to ensure students remain on track, providing intervention when necessary. He holds an annual "Data Retreat" with stakeholders in the district to disaggregate data related to migrant students. He uses this time not only to evaluate student progress and tailor individual services in a collaborative environment, but also to educate district staff on the goals of the Migrant Program and the unique needs of the population in general. Three of Mr. Tanner's WCHS students, Erick Escalante, Kerem Vazquez and Paola Rivera, were asked to present at this year's state conference. Erick presented "The Journey to My Dreams"; Kerem presented "Abuse in My Culture" and Paola presented "Substance Abuse and Family."
Over the span of his remarkable career in Migrant Education he has cultivated an environment of trust and respect among the migrant population and community as a whole. . The heart he has for migrant students and the lengths to which he goes to ensure their success makes him more than worthy of recognition.

Photo1 L to R: Cindy Sasser, Western Regional Migrant Director and Sherril Tanner
Photo 2 L to R: Karem Vazquez, Paola Rivera, Erick Escalante

Webster County BOE Unveils District "CRUX7"

The Webster County Board of Education unveiled its District "CRUX7" at the board meeting on September 12, 2016. The "CRUX7" identifies seven core beliefs the Webster County leadership team agreed could be guaranteed as essentials to the work on behalf of student learning. The collaborative discussions on developing these "CRUX7" beliefs began in July 2016 at the district's annual administrative leadership retreat which included board members, district/school administrators and all division directors. Dr. Yarbrough facilitated this collaborative vision setting process in an effort to clearly define what is truly at the core or the heart (CRUX) of the work of all Webster County employees. Each school and department, including food service and transportation, also created a "CRUX7" that will be unveiled in the near future.

The following is the Webster County District "CRUX7":

     We will:

      1. Treat every individual with genuine, positive regard.

      2. Commit to continuous learning and growing.

      3. Create safe and supportive learning environments.

      4. Ensure innovative, high quality learning opportunities.

      5. Cultivate real world skills, connections and experiences.

      6. Seek ways to diversify learning.

      7. Work together as a team.

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Webster County Schools FRYSC and Webster County ASAP Hosted Annual Community Volunteer and Mentor Luncheon September 13th, 2016

Webster County ASAP and Webster County Schools FRYSC hosted the annual community volunteer/mentor luncheon September 13th, 2016 at the UK Extension Office in Dixon. Dr. Rachel Yarbrough, Webster County Schools Superintendent, provided an overview of current initiatives for Webster County Schools and shared information about volunteer opportunities in the school system. Donna Bumpus, YES Youth Service Coordinator for WCMS and WCHS, provided an orientation of Webster County's Motivating Mentors Program as well as volunteer application information. Kristi Higdon, FRYSC Coordinator for Providence and Clay, encouraged participants to volunteer for Webster County Schools' Read2Succeed program. She also shared Born Learning Academy opportunities for parents of children aged 5 and under. Through a series of six free workshops, parents, families and caregivers learn about child development and how to spark learning opportunities during ordinary routines like bath times and grocery trips. Mickey Dunbar, BOE Member and Planters Bank Sebree Branch Manager, shared his positive experience serving as Read2Succeed mentor. Anyone interested in volunteering in WC schools should contact Donna Bumpus (270-639-0397), Kristi Higdon (270-639-3657) or Melissa Wolfe (270-639-0200)

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The Webster County Board of Education Hosts KSBA Region 2 Fall Meeting

The Webster County Board of Education hosted the 2016 Region 2 Kentucky School Board Association Fall Regional Meeting in the Webster County Annex on September 6th, 2016. Board members and superintendents from all Region 2 districts were in attendance. Venita Murphy, Webster County Board Member, is serving as the KSBA Regional Chairperson. Dinner was served, and entertainment was provided by Hanna VanWinkle, WCHS student and Webster County's 2017 Distinguished Young Woman. The program focused on KSBA's efforts to "Reinvent and Reinvest in Member Services." The presentation of service awards as well as closing remarks were given by Mike Armstrong, KSBA's Executive Director.

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Webster County Schools Selected to Participate in KY Innovation Lab Network

Webster County along with several other school districts have been invited to participate in the 2016-17 KY Innovation Lab Network. Our invitation from the Kentucky Department of Education to participate in KILN was the result of successful implementation of Webster County's Link2Learn days as well as other innovative strategies being implemented in the district on behalf of student learning. This network will afford Webster County educators the opportunity to access the nation’s leading resources in the field of learning innovations with the ultimate goal being to ensure students graduate college and career ready. The network of school districts will focus on world class knowledge and skills, performance based learning, personalized learning, anytime/anywhere learning, student agency and comprehensive systems of support. It is exciting to witness the opportunities being afforded to Webster County Schools as a result of our willingness to create new and innovative strategies that meet the needs of today’s learners! We are on the right track and others are taking notice of the work on behalf of student learning happening in Webster County.

Congratulations to Webster County's August 2016 "1WC" Employees!!

Congratulations to Julie Jones, WCHS Guidance Counselor, and Debbie Belt, Providence Cafeteria Manager, for being selected our August 2016 "1WC" Employees!!

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 L to R: Julie Jones and Mickey Dunbar, BOE Member; L to R: Dr. Yarbrough, Superintendent and Debbie Belt

Webster County Schools--"Keep on Rolling" Opening Day, August 8th, 2016!!

Dr. Yarbrough Installed as KASS President

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Dr. Yarbrough was officially installed as the 2016-17 President of the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents on July 20th, 2016 at the Kentucky Association of School Administrators annual KASA conference in Louisville, KY. She replaces outgoing President, Henry Webb, Floyd County Superintendent.

Webster County Work Ready Luncheon 07/20/16

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Webster County Work Ready held a Partnership and Progress Luncheon on July 20th at 11:30 AM in the Webster County Annex. The purpose of the meeting was to report on the state of Webster County's Work Ready Community Initiative as well as to encourage community leaders to take a more active role by serving on one of the Work Ready Committees.  Tim Roy, Webster County Work Ready Chairperson welcomed guests. Dr. Kris Williams, Henderson Community College President, introduced the speakers for the day. Dr. Rachel Yarbrough, Webster County Schools Superintendent, reported on "student learner focus" initiatives for the upcoming school year. Kent Waide, President I-69 Industry Alliance gave an update on the I-69 Corridor. Senator Dorsey Ridley reported on the "state of the state." Dr. Cynthia Kelley, Madisonville Community College President, presented recognition certificates to stakeholders and Mickey Dunbar, Planters Bank Manager and WC Board of Education Vice-Chair, gave closing remarks. 

Webster County Schools' Leadership Team Looks Forward to "Learner Focused" School Year

All Webster County administrators, directors and instructional coaches participated in a leadership retreat that was held at the Toyota Plant in Princeton, Indiana on July 8th. The team read the book, "The Toyota Way," and followed this with a retreat at the Toyota Plant. The team took a tour of the plant and plant representatives spoke to the team about "the Toyota Way" which is based on the principles of teamwork and continuous improvement. 

Dr. Yarbrough led the leadership team in discussions around her vision for the district for the upcoming school year. "We are going to make a shift in this district to focus on the leaner. We have done a good job aligning our curriculum and providing instructional supports for our teachers the past two years. It is now time to shift our focus to the learner. We will design lessons that focus on the engagement of all learners, and students and teachers will be collaborative partners in their learning. Additionally, our district will have two "Students Take the Lead" days in our calendar this school year."

The leadership team met with the Webster County Board of Education on July 11th to develop the district's commitment to create high quality learning experiences for students. The district developed a draft "CRUX 7" set of guiding principles that will provide the foundation of our district's commitment to learner-focused schools. The first two beliefs that will be universal throughout the district are:  
(1) We will treat every individual with genuine, positive regard  
(2) We will commit to continuous learning and growing for all 
All schools and district departments will develop their own CRUX beliefs that will be added to the district's top two beliefs on opening day activities.

2016 Leadership Retreat July 8th & 11th

Dr. Y Selected to Serve on Commissioner's Accountability Steering Committee

Congratulations to Dr. Rachel Yarbrough for being selected to serve on the Kentucky Commissioner of Education's Accountability Steering Committee. The purpose of the committee is to advise Commissioner Pruitt on the development of a new education accountability system for Kentucky. Dr. Pruitt noted, "The steering committee will play a major role in what the new system will look like. The committee will consider input gathered to date as well as recommendations from several work groups. The goal is to design a system that will improve the education and readiness of ALL Kentucky students and to have one that is fair, reliable, valid and easier to understand than the current system."

          

Webster County Summer Migrant Camp Participants Attended "Beauty and the Beast" at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, Tenessee.

         

Webster County Schools Receives $5,000 Grant

The Webster County School District has received a $5,000 grant from the Kentucky Department of Education to participate in the Next Generation Leadership Network: Enhancing District Capacity for Highly Effective Teaching, Learning and Assessment instructional leadership capacity in the district.

 

Participating in the Next Generation Network is a welcome next step for Webster County Schools. Over the past two years, the district has made instructional adjustments for the sole purpose of building the capacity of leaders and teachers to collaborate, reflect, and solve problems. The Next Generation Network will provide an additional layer of support to better enable Webster County Schools to focus more intently on the specific instructional needs of the learner. Dr. Yarbrough added, “We look forward to a partnership between the Kentucky Department of Education and our district to help us maximize teaching and learning experiences for all students in Webster County Schools.” 

2015-16 YEARS OF SERVICE EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION

Congratulations "1WC" Employees of the Year!!

Congratulations to Marti Chandler, Webster County "1WC" Support Staff Employee of the Year, and Jarrod Hankins, "1WC" Certified Employee of the Year!! Marti and Jarrod were recognized at Webster County School's Closing Day Program, "Coming in for a Landing." Kevin Ranes, 2015 "1WC" Support Staff Employee of the Year, presented Marti with her award and Amy Hill, 2015 "1WC" Certified Employee of the Year, with their awards. The employees of the year are chosen by their colleagues and possess the following characteristics: (1) demonstrates a positive attitude in daily job responsibilities; (2) goes above and beyond to make a difference; (3) models team player behaviors of collaboration, cooperation and work ethic; (4) promotes Webster County Trojan Pride 

 

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Capstone Learning Center Celebrates Successful First Year


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The WCHS 21st Century Capstone Learning Center hosted its first Annual Celebration Dinner on May 3rd, 2016. Capstone Coordinator, Rachel Heath, coordinated the event which honored Capstone students, parents and staff. The event celebrated the success of Capstone's first year and noted that over 400 WCHS students attended Capstone during the 2015-16 school year.  Ms. Heath specifically recognized those WCHS students who were in attendance for 30+ days, 40+ days, 50+ days, 60+ days and 70+ days. Erin Harvey and Travis Coomer received the Highest Attendance Award. As a way to say "thank you," Capstone students prepared and served a meal to administrators, bus drivers, partners, volunteers, teachers and student tutors, support staff, food services workers and custodians. Capstone has a summer program planned and free breakfast and lunch will be served. Bus transportation is available at each of the elementary schools for pick up and drop off. For more information contact Rachel Heath at rachel.heath@webster.kyschools.us or call 270-639-0179.

Webster County Drama Club Presents "Annie"

The Webster County 4-H Drama Club presented the musical, "Annie," to the Webster County Schools and Community April 28-30th, 2015

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THANK YOU HAPPY FEET and COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS!!

Community members volunteered their time to assist with measuring students for Happy Feet on April 18th at Dixon Elementary and April 20th at Sebree Elementary. Thanks to Happy Feet, approximately 350 Webster County students (P-12th grades) will be receiving shoes when school starts back in August!

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District Hosts Council of Councils Meeting with the Webster County Board of Education

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The district hosted a Council of Councils meeting with the Webster County Board of Education on April 11th, 2016 at the Annex. Board members, SBDM Council members, and student and parent representatives from all Webster County Schools participated in the meeting. Dr. Yarbrough and district administrators presented district highlights, updates and next steps for improvement for Webster County Schools. Dr. Yarbrough asked participants from each school to make a list of all the "Great" things going on as well as a list of "It Would be Greater if...". The participants at each school came to consensus on their prioritized lists and shared those with the group. The purpose of the Council to Council is to provide an opportunity for students and leadership at the school and district levels to share and receive input on ways to improve Webster County Schools.

Dr. Y Receives Community Pride Award

Dr. Yarbrough was presented the James Scott Community Pride Award during the Webster County Soil Conservation annual banquet on March 31st, 2015 for her commitment and continuous efforts to bring the county together with the "1WC" concept. 

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Congratulations Lori Corbin!!

Lori Corbin, WCHS Media Specialist, was recognized at the March 28th Webster County Board of Education Meeting for being one of 100 educators across the nation chosen as a 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator!! The PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program is a year-long, free professional development program designed to foster and reward a community of highly engaged, tech-savvy K-12 educators who are using digital media and technology in classrooms. As a Local Digital Innovator Lori will have exclusive access to all affiliated virtual events and trainings and the potential to partner with PBS in-person at specific education events in our community. We are proud of Lori and appreciate all that she does for the students and staff at WCHS!!

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Webster County Meets Commonwealth Commitment to College/Career Readiness Goal!

The Webster County Board Members and Superintendent, Dr. Rachel Yarbrough were presented with a certificate February 27th, 2016, at the Kentucky School Board Association Conference in recognition of the Webster County School District meeting the district's goal to increase college and career readiness of Webster County High School graduates by 50 percent between 2010 and 2015 as set out in the Commonwealth Commitment. This accomplishment reflects the dedication of  Webster County Schools to ensure our students are receiving a top notch education and can experience success in their postsecondary endeavors.

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Webster County Schools Receive High-Progress District Recognition

The Webster County Board of Education was presented with an certificate from the Kentucky Department of Education in recognition of the progress made on the 2014-15 Unbridled Learning Assessment and Accountability System at the February 22nd BOE meeting. As a High-Progress District, Webster County was in the top 10 percent in improvement as compared to like districts. The certificate was signed by Stephen Pruitt, Commissioner of Education and Roger Marcum, Chairperson of the State Board of Education.


Pictured L to R: Jeff Pettit, BOE Chairperson; Dr. Yarbrough, Superintendent; and Rhonda Callaway, District Assessment Coordinator

Dr. Yarbrough Highlighted in Publication and Selected to Serve on REL Appalachia Governing Board

Dr. Yarbrough Highlighted HERE in "Kentucky Teacher" Publication 

(KY Dept. of Education, Feb. 11, 2016)

                   

Dr. Yarbrough's "Superintendent Spotlight" was highlighted in the February 11, 2016 edition of "Kentucky Teacher" published by the Kentucky Department of Education. Additionally, Dr. Yarbrough has been selected to serve on the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Appalachia Governing Board beginning in 2017. REL Appalachia is a four state (Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia) research-based organization administered by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences that is focused on teaching and learning. The purpose of the organization is to: (1) Conduct high-quality research and evaluation; (2) Assist states, districts, and schools in designing, refining, and using their data systems; and (3) Build the capacity of policymakers and practitioners to incorporate data into decision-making.

"Webster County Schools Start From the Beginning"

Webster County Alpha Academies play a key role in shaping Webster County's early childhood education. A staff writer for the Kentucky School Board Associations's Kentucky School Advocate recently spent a day in Webster County to observe the district's Alpha Academies.

(Excerpt below from the Kentucky School Advocate, Madelynn Coldiron)

“We have reshaped what’s going on with early childhood in Webster County schools,” Superintendent Rachel Yarbrough said. “It’s not just K-12 for us anymore. We are just as committed to what’s happening in Alpha Academy as we are in what’s happening in high school algebra.” 
The two day care centers, licensed to Webster County Schools and staffed by Head Start employees, are located at Providence and Sebree elementaries. Each has two classrooms outfitted for day care and early learning.
Click HERE for complete article.

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WC Teacher Leaders Meet with Kentucky Teacher of the Year

Webster County District Teacher Leaders met on December 9th 2015 with district administrators and Holly Bloodworth, 2014 Kentucky Teacher of the Year. Ms. Bloodworth was an elementary teacher in Murray for 26 years before assuming a job with the Kentucky Department of Education.  Ms. Bloodworth talked to district teacher leaders about teacher leadership development and National Board Certification.

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Webster Teachers Participate in LDC Professional Learning

Webster County teachers participated in Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) Professional Learning facilitated by Audrey Harper, KDE Effectiveness Coach, Office of Next Generation Learners, on December 8th and 9th, 2015 at the Webster County Board Office.

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Dr. Y Presents "The Crux"

In an attempt to capture the essence of the Webster County Schools leadership model, Dr. Yarbrough has developed "The Crux." The Crux describes the collaborative leadership model she has established in Webster County. At the heart of "The Crux" is Dr. Yarbrough's development of leaders and all individuals to perform at the highest level possible on behalf of student learning. Dr. Yarbrough was invited to present her leadership model at the Instructional Transformation Conference held at the Owensboro Convention Center on November 19th, 2015.  School district representatives from across the state were in attendance. In keeping with her collaborative leadership style, Dr. Y took a team with her to Owensboro. Dr. Yarbrough presented The Crux and each team member presented their "take" on how this WC leadership model has impacted them. Team members included Georgiann McCord, Deputy Superintendent; Cyndi Boggs, WCMS Principal, and Aaron Harrell, WCHS Teacher/Asst. Principal.

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Dr. Y Facilitates and Webster County Team Attends State's 1st School Readiness Summit

Dr. Yarbrough and Webster County Schools were invited to take a team to the first School Readiness Summit in Frankfort, KY on November 18th, 2015. Dr. Yarbrough who is currently serving on the Governor's Early Childhood Education Council was asked to facilitate the readiness summit along with Rick Hulefeld, Founder/Executive Director of Children, Inc. Twenty-five school districts from across the state were chosen to send teams to the summit. The purpose of Kentucky’s School Readiness Summit is to help school districts, early learning providers and community organizations throughout the commonwealth make the vital connections and collaborations necessary for student success from birth through grade 3. The Webster County team members were Dr. Yarbrough, Superintendent; Kim Saalwaechter, Webster County Schools Early Childhood Director; Terri Lovan, Pre-School Teacher; Stephanie Brown, Webster County Early Childhood Council Representative; Peggy Grant, Audubon Area Executive Director. The teams were asked to develop a 30-60-90 day plan for their district to impact school readiness.  The summit was sponsored by the Governor's Council on Early Childhood Education. Click Here.

L to R:  Rick Hulefeld, Dr. Yarbrough, Governor Steve Beshear
 
L to R: Peggy Grant, Stephanie Brown, Kim Saalwaechter, Dr. Y, Terri Lovan

Elementary Schools Supt2Kids Advisory Meetings

Veterans Day Programs

WCHS and Dixon Elementary students and staff honored veterans on November 11th by hosting special Veterans' Day Programs at their schools. Local veterans were invited and recognized at the programs for their service to our country.

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Supt2Community Advisory Council Meets

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Dr. Yarbrough hosted the first Supt2Community Advisory Council Meeting of the 2015-16 school year on October 29th at the UK Extension Office. Participants enjoyed a catered "working lunch." Dr. Yarbrough and district administrators shared information with community leaders about the many great things that are happening in our schools and asked them for input on next steps. Topics included: 2015 Assessment Results--WC is a Proficient High Progress District; Grants Received in 2014-15 Totaled 1.6 Million; New Grant Funding for 15-16; Efficient Use of Resources; Scholarship Opportunities for Students; Facilities Improvement Update; Communication. Rhonda Callaway, District Assessment Coordinator, explained the 2015 assessment results and pointed out the unprecedented growth our district has made in one year. Heather Roy shared an update on Webster County's Work Ready Initiative. Mickey Dunbar shared information on Webster County Kids2College Fund and encouraged community member to sign pledge cards to donate to the fund. Rachel Heath, Capstone Learning Center Coordinator, provided an update on the Center stating that 320 WCHS students had already taken advantage of the many enrichment/tutoring activities provided by Capstone. Todd Marshall, DPP, shared information on Link2Learn. Kim Saalwaechter, Special Ed/Pre-School Director, updated the group on the Alpha Academies at Providence and Sebree. Georgian McCord, Deputy Superintendent, explained Title I information and how the federal Title I funds are utilized in the district. 

Supt2Kids Meeting with WCMS and WCHS Students 09/23/15

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Safe Schools Week October 16-20

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Take the Safe Schools PLEDGE

"1WC" Employee Nomination Form

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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!!

Fall 2016 Sports Schedule

(subject to change due to cancellations, etc.)

Webster County Apparel-Shop by School

Click Webster County Apparel-Shop by School to shop for Webster County and/or your school's custom apparel. Free shipping on all orders from September 19-28, 2016.

Congratulations BOE and Dixon Elementary!

Representatives from Harshaw Trane presented Webster County Board of Education with an ENERGY STAR award for Dixon Elementary on August 22, 2016 at the Board of Education Meeting. This signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency.

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Providence Teacher Selected to Serve on state Next Generation Science Assessment Development Team

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Jaye Wilkins, 4th grade teacher at Providence Elementary is one of twelve teachers in the state selected to be a member of the fourth grade Next Generation Science Standards Summative Assessment Team. She traveled to Lexington, KY in July to write items for the test that will be field tested this school year. 

Instructional Strategies Institute August 2-4, 2016

Dr. Y Interview on Revised State Accountability 07/25/16

Click HERE to watch Accountability Meeting Interview that was held in Frankfort on 07/25/16

Dr. Y Receives EXEMPLARY Evaluation!!

The Webster County Board of Education gave Dr. Y an exemplary evaluation rating at the June 27th, 2016 BOE meeting. Dr. Yarbrough was rated exemplary on the all seven standards: Strategic Leadership, Instructional Leadership, Human Resource Leadership, Managerial Leadership, Collaborative Leadership, Influential Leadership and Cultural Leadership.

Congratulations Mr. Bell!


The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) is pleased to announce that Matt Bell, Athletic Director at Webster County High School, has been recognized by this association as a Certified Athletic Administrator.

To earn this distinction, Bell has demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. He is one of an elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism.

The NIAAA is a national professional organization consisting of all 50 state athletic administrator associations and more than 10,000 individual members. It is dedicated to promoting the professional growth of high school athletic administrators and preserving the educational nature of interscholastic athletics and the place of these programs in the secondary school curriculum.

Congratulations Rachel Wingo!

Rachel Wingo was recognized at the BOE meeting on May 23, 2016, for completion in Principal Certification in the Leading to Learn Program sponsored by the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative. Rachel participated in the Harvard Graduate School of Education's New and Aspiring School Leaders program in March, 2016. GRREC representatives presented her certification. 

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L to R: Rachel Wingo, Geavonda Stevenson & Ron Hurley, GRREC representatives

Congratulations Sebree Elementary--District Attendance Winner!!

Sebree Elementary was recognized for having the highest attendance percentage in the district for the past two years. Webster County Schools’ attendance goal is 95%. Sebree Elementary had an attendance average of 95.83% in 2015 and 96.21% average in 2016. Additionally, Sebree Elementary was the monthly attendance winner for 18 of the past 20 school months. Dixon Elementary was a close second place. Providence Elementary showed the most improvement in attendance. ‚Äč

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Dawn Forker, Principal, and Jami Busbey

Administrators Share Link2Learn Model

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Dr. Rachel Yarbrough, Superintendent, and Todd Marshall, DPP, shared Webster County Schools' non-traditional instruction days (Link2Learn) program to regional educators in Bowling Green at the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative on May 4th, 2016. Webster's Link2Learn process has been reviewed by the Kentucky Department of Education and received approval for 94% attendance for the seven Link2Learn days utilized by Webster County in the 2015-16 school year. Many districts have requested information about Webster County's L2L model.

Webster County Drama Club Presents "Annie"

Congratulations to Mary Kate and Paige Rakestraw for winning the district National School Breakfast Week Art Contest! Mary Kate won in the middle school division and Paige won in the elementary.

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L to R: Mickey Dunbar, BOE Member, Mary Kate, Paige

Providence 5th Graders Attend Providence City Council Meeting and Shadow Council Members

Mrs. Cassie Ipock's fifth grade homeroom at Providence Elementary was invited to attend the meeting of the Providence City Council held on Monday, March 7th, 2016. After an instructional unit on local government in which the students polled classmates, and composed and delivered campaign speeches, the students who were elected to "office" shadowed their "counterparts" at the Council meeting. The students were very excited to work with the leaders of their city.

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Emily McVay and Mayor, Eddie Gooch

Pictured below: Kaiya Clark and Debbie Austin, Webster County Circuit Clerk; Chase Hearrin and Carson Parker with Council Members, Tom Skinner, Keith Farrell and Shannon Cole Layton; and Zaron Rosales, Kandance Bellis, and Delta McVay with Council Members, Doug Hammers and Dolores Overby

Congratulations Quiz Bowl Team on your first place win at WKU in Bowling Green!

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Dr.Y is President-Elect of KASS

Dr. Yarbrough is the President-Elect of the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents for the 2015-16 school year and will serve as President for the 2016-17 school year. Dr. Yarbrough addressed the superintendents from across the state on the final day of the he  KASS Winter Conference held in Louisville, KY December 6th-8th, 2015. 

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"The Crux" Presentation 11/19/15

Supt2Community 10/29/15

Webster County District Teacher Leaders 2015

"Destination Greatness" Proficient District Celebrations

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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Providence Food Bank is "1WC"!

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