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1WC District Magazine

Vol. 2, Feb. 2018

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Vol. 1, Oct. 2017

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2017-18 District 

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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!!


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April 2016



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

Attend Today-Achieve Tomorrow

Way to go Sebree Elementary Attendance Winner of the 2016-17 Year with 95.1% average attendance!! 

Dixon Elementary was a VERY close second place with 95.0% average attendance. Congratulations to both schools for have 95% or above attendance!!!

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

Congratulations "1WC" Employees of the Year!

Congratulations to Nita Johnson, Assistant Principal at Webster County Middle School, and Mike Stone, District Chief Information Officer, for being selected the "1WC" Employees of the Year.  We appreciate you!! "1WC" Employees are selected by their colleagues based on the following criteria: Demonstrates a positive attitude in daily job responsibilities; Goes above and beyond to make a difference; Models “team player” behaviors of cooperation, collaboration, and work ethic; Promotes Webster County Trojan Pride

L to R:  Nita Johnson, Dr. Rachel Yarbrough, Mike Stone

Congratulations Sebree and Dixon Elementary Schools!

Congratulations to Sebree Elementary for being the 2018 "1WC" District Attendance Winner of the Year with 95.61% attendance for the year. Sebree has been the district winner for the past four years.
Dixon Elementary was a VERY close second place this year with 95.41% attendance for the year. Dixon is the recipient of the Webster County High Attendance Award. 


Congratulations 2018 Webster County Governor's Scholars

Congratulations to Olivia Utley, Gracey Kelley, and Rylei Roy for being selected to participate in the 2018 Governor's Scholar program. The Program’s mission is to enhance Kentucky’s next generation of civic and economic leaders. 
The Governor’s Scholars Program is a program for outstanding high school students in Kentucky who are rising seniors. It offers academic and personal growth through the balance of a strong liberal arts program with a full co-curricular and summer residential life experience. In order to participate in the Program, students must be nominated by their high schools and then compete on a state-wide level. Selection for the program is highly competitive, with an application process similar to that of prestigious colleges and universities. Students who are selected attend the Program without charge.

L to R: Mickey Dunbar, BOE Vice-Chair, Olivia Utley, Gracey Kelley, Rylei Roy

Webster County Schools Coffee and Conversation was held March 26th at the Providence Food Bank. Chip Palmer, Food Bank Director, shared information about the service the Food Bank provides to the citizens of Webster County:

• Open on Tuesday 9-12, Thurs. 3-6, and Saturday 9-12
• Serves over 1,000 people per month
• Distributes 15,000 pounds of food per month
• Can turn one dollar of food into $5
• Averaging 12-15 new households per month

We appreciate the very important service the Food Bank provides to Webster County!!!

The next Coffee & Conversation will be at 7:30 on April 16th at Jeri's in Clay. The public is invited. Coffee and donuts will be served.


Webster County District Administrators and Teachers Attend Public School Funding Rally in Frankfort

Dr. Rachel Yarbrough, Webster County Superintendent; Georgiann McCord, Assistant Superintendent; Pauletta Yarbrough, President Webster County Retired Teachers; and three teachers, Melissa McBride, Markeata Riley and Linda Gill attended a Public School Funding Rally on March 22nd in Frankfort.

Webster County Schools receives $675,000 21st Century Learning Center Grant!!

Webster County Schools is excited to announce the district has received a $675,000 21st Century Learning Center Grant for Webster County Middle School. This grant will support the WCMS Apex Learning Center over a five year period of time which will provide before and after school tutoring, academic enrichment, STEM activities as well as other great learning experiences for WCMS students. The high school received a 21st Century Learning Center Grant in 2015 which supports the WCHS Capstone Learning Center.

Economic Development Board Donates $250,000 to WC Kids2College

A big "1WC" THANK YOU to the Webster County Economic Development Board for their $250,000 donation to Webster County Kids2College Scholarship Fund. That amount will be matched over time by the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). Elligible students may use the scholarship funds to attend either Madisonville or Henderson Community College.


WC Hosts Supt2Community Collaborative Meeting

Dr. Yarbrough hosted another Supt2Community Collaborative Meeting on February 16, 2018 at the Extension Office.  Area community leaders members as well as school district administrators attended the meeting. District Updates included: 

Innovation Shift, Innovative School/District Site Visits,Tech2Kids, Expanded College Opportunities for High School Students,  Transition Readiness ,WC Strong Starts” Early Childhood/Preschool Initiatives, District Grant Updates, MCC National Science Foundation Advanced Integrated Technology Program, 1WC True Blue Drug Free Community Program.


Congratulations Webster County Preschools

Congratulations to all Webster County Preschools for receiving a "5 STAR" rating based on the Kentucky All STARS rating system. Kentucky All STARS is Kentucky's expanded five-star quality rating and improvement system serving all early care and education programs, including childcare centers, Head Start and public preschools, that receive public funding. All STARS recognizes programs that have made a commitment to continuous quality improvement and provides programs with additional support including training, technical assistance and coaching. 

L to R: Clay Preschool Staff--Laura Brown-Teacher Asst; Terri Lovan-Teacher; and Kim Saalwaechter-Preschool Director

Providence Preschool Staff L to R: Vickie Preston- Teacher Asst; Pam Hill-Teacher; Stephanie Todd-Teacher; Angie Tapp-Teacher Asst; and Kim Saalwaechter

Sebree Preschool Staff L to R: Vicki Montalvo-Teacher Asst; Tara Offutt-Teacher; Dorothy Reed-Teacher Asst; Tracy Diamond-Teacher and Kim Saalwaechter

Webster County Receives Drug Free Communities Grant

Webster County Schools is excited to announce that the Webster County KY Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (WC KYASAP) in collaboration with the Webster County Board of Education has been awarded a federal Drug Free Community (DFC) Support Program grant in the amount of $625,000 ($125,000 per year for five years). Webster County is one of 99 communities nation-wide and one of four communities in Kentucky to receive this grant award. The DFC grant provides resources to educate the community, prevent youth from developing drug abuse habits and seek a sustainable, local solution to the issue of substance abuse.
Our goal is to make Webster County a safe and drug-free place for our youth,” said Donna Bumpus, Webster County ASAP Chairperson. Webster County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Rachel Yarbrough, added, “Prevention is a powerful tool to counteract drug use in our community, and we will use this funding to help youth in our county make healthy choices about substance use.”

WC Hosts Supt2Community Collaborative Meeting

Supt2Community Collaborative Meeting  

Webster County Schools hosted a Supt2Community Collaborative Meeting on September 13, 2017 at the Extension Office. Dr. Rachel Yarbrough shared initiatives around the district's "1WC 2030 Vision" for all Webster County students. She provided information on the district's shift to learner-focused schools and blended personalized learning experiences for students. District initiatives included Tech2Kids which has provided each WCHS student with a Chromebook and Chromebook labs for the middle school for the 2017-18 school year and professional learning for teachers which has provided intensive literacy and math training for elementary, middle and high school teachers. Principals shared how the shift to blended learning experiences has positively impacted the culture and learning environment of their schools. Dr. Yarbrough shared the district's transition readiness plans and pointed out initiatives that are preparing WC Kindergarten students with the essential skills they will need when they graduate in 2030.  Community members were asked to respond to two questions: "What will the world of work look like for WC graduates in 2030?" and "What essential skills will WC Graduates need to have in 2030?" Community responses will be added to input already compiled from teachers, students and parents.

Council of Councils 09/11/17

The Webster County Board of Education, all school council members, student representatives and district administrators participated in a Council of Councils meeting on September 11, 2017 in the Annex. Dr. Yarbrough, Superintendent, and district administrators provided conversation around Webster County's 1WC 2030 World Class Vision that included district updates on the following:

*Professional Learning 

*1WC StrongStarts (Early Childhood) Initiatives

*Transition Readiness

*Individual Student Performance

*Technological Innovations

*Graduate Learner Profiles
Council of Councils  


Webster County Schools Chosen to Host Site Visit September 8th, 2017

 Commonwealth Accelerated Study Site 

Webster County Schools is honored to be one of four sites chosen by KDE to be a Commonwealth Accelerated Study Site (CASS).  As an Instructional Transformation (IT) Grant recipient, Webster County Schools has been participating in Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) and Math Design Collaborative (MDC) training for designated elementary, middle and high school teachers for the past two years.  Additionally, Webster County Schools has two nationally certified LDC trainers, Amy Hill and Cindy Stubblefield. LDC offers an exceptional collection of practical and proven tools, templates, and instructional procedures to promote deep and authentic learning. MDC provides teachers with formative assessment lessons and professional development so they can use evidence of learning to adapt teaching, minute to minute and day to day. KDE has directly tied LDC and MDC training to significantly improved TELL Survey results.  TELL Survey is an online, anonymous survey administered to educators in a district and it gives schools, districts and states information about whether educators have the supportive school settings necessary to do their jobs well and to be successful. KDE asked the Webster County School District to be a model site based on the school district’s professional networking, teacher leadership models, the impact on student engagement, achievement across grade levels and the overall impact of positive change. Guest educators from across Kentucky will visit 13 classrooms on the Dixon Campus (WCMS, WCHS and Dixon elementary) on September 8th, 2017.

WC Schools Open the 2017-18 School Year

All Webster County staff attended a historic "1WC Opening Day" on August 7th to open the 2017-18 school year around the theme, "1WC: We Deliver World Class." For the first time, the Kentucky Commissioner of Education attended Webster County's Opening Day. Dr. Stephen Pruitt enjoyed breakfast with the staff, was the featured speaker, and made home visits to Webster County students. Dr. Yarbrough led the staff in her own rendition of "Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours" with "Shined, Primed, Delivered, They're Yours" while "The Browns" (district leadership team) demonstrated their "superb" dance skills. Staff members also received special "drone deliveries" that contained the following messages for the 2017-18 school year:

  • The Webster County Tech2Kids 1:1 Learning Initiative provided each Webster County High School student with a Chromebook. The high school's existing mobile labs were given to the middle school to provide 2:1 learning for WCMS students. The goal is not to replace the classroom teacher, rather to incorporate "blended learning" for all students via technology.
  • Several WCHS students will be attending the Early College Academy at Henderson Community College that will enable them to graduate from high school with an Associate's Degree from HCC.
  • For the first time, there will be all-day preschool programs at Sebree, Clay and Providence Elementary Schools.
  • Webster County Middle School received a 2.3 million dollar expansion.
  • For the first time, the district implemented online school registration.

The morning culminated with all 333 WC employees, including Commissioner Pruitt, boarding buses to make home visits and deliver "Back to School" backpacks to students in the Webster County community. 

   1WC Opening Day 
L to R: Jeff Yeats, Maintenance, Dr. Pruitt, Dr. Yarbrough;  L to R: Jennifer David, Providence teacher; Blissful Armstrong, student; Commissioner Pruitt

                                                              Leadership Team with Dr. Pruitt

Opening Day 2017 "WCPS: We Deliver World Class"

Welcome 2017-18 New Webster County Employees

2017-18 New Webster County Employees

Front Row L to R: Mary Grace Chappell, Kaity Young, Jarvis Elam, Rebecca Floyd, Buffy House, Calista Lovan, Courtney Gerstenecker, Brooke White; 2nd Row L to R: Emily Cooper, Paula Rushing, Brook Throgmorton, Taylor Wilson, Pam Dennison, Elizabeth Pomeroy, Melinda Main, Lisa Sills, Jalyn Puckett, Donna Denton; 3rd Row L to R: Melanie Clark, Amy Lawson, ,Heather Mitchell, Pamela Powell, Brittany LaGrange, Stephanie Rogier, Troy Palmer, LaDon Powell, Darren Guess, Matt Melton, Daniel Hambidge, Lindsey Wells, Jennifer Hibbs

Online School Registration Information

On Monday, July 31st, the Online Registration will be open for parents and guardians to register their students.


Key Points:

A parent/guardian must complete Online Registration process via Infinite Campus Parent Portal for all students for the 2017-18 school year. (Parents may contact their child's school if they need a Parent Portal account)

The same Infinite Campus Parent Portal Login allows access to information on all of your children that attend any of the Webster County Schools.

A family with multiple students will complete ONE registration - you will just answer individual specific questions under the student section for each child.

Assistance will be available at each of the schools:  
School specific times will be available starting on Monday 7/31 and also at each school's respective Open House next week. If you have any questions, please contact your child's school.

WC Leadership Team Participates in Annual Leadership Retreat

Annual Leadership Retreat


The Webster County Leadership Team participated in its annual leadership retreat on July 10-11, 2017. The team traveled to UPS Worldport Headquarters in Louisville, KY on July 10th. This facility processes over 2,000 packages every 17 seconds and 1.6 million packages a day.  UPS representatives provided a tour of the Worldport facility which is the largest automated sorting facility in the world. The site was chosen, not only because it is a technological marvel, but also its commitment to efficiency and logistics.

The leadership team read the book, Blended, Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools by Michael Horn and Heather Staker. This book provides practical implementation guidance for educators seeking to incorporate online learning with traditional classroom time.  The team also read The Global Achievement Gap by Tony Wagner which identifies the survival skills our students need to be competitive today in the global world of work. Dr. Yarbrough led the team in a discussion around Webster County's commitment to provide a world class education for all students. The team discussed characteristics of what WC graduates should know and be able to do. 

On July 11th the team met with the Board of Education and discussed the district's goal of moving toward a "world class" school district and defining the district's "1WC 20/30" Vision by the end of 2017-18 school year. 

Congratulations 2017 "1WC" Employees of the Year!!

Congratulations to Kathi Pride, WCMS Teacher, and Jill Simpson, Transportation Director, for being selected as Webster County's "1WC" Employees of the Year!! We appreciate you!!

2017  1WC  Employees of the Year

      L to R: Marti Chandler, 2016 Support Staff Employee of the Year, Jill Simpson, Kathi Pride, and Jarrod Hankins, 2016 Certified Employee of the Year.

WCHS Juniors Afforded New Opportunity with Henderson Community College’s “Early College Academy”

Henderson Community College "Early College Academy" will pilot a program which will be available to Webster County, Henderson County and Union County students for the 2017-18 school year. This program will provide an opportunity for 20 WCHS Juniors to take college courses at HCC while also earning high school credit. These students could graduate from high school while also earning an Associate Degree in Arts or Science from Henderson Community College. Aaron Harrell, WCHS Principal commented, "We are very excited to be able to offer this program for Webster County High School students as part of our on-going commitment to provide our students with valuable college and career related experiences. This particular opportunity will be of tremendous benefit to our students and their families and we look forward to seeing them realize their goal of earning an associate's degree while attending WCHS.” Minimum student eligibility requirements for the Early College Academy include a 3.0 GPA, ACT Benchmark Scores: English 18, Math 22, Reading 20, and all student attendance, behavior, and academic history will be reviewed by the school-based selection committee.

To date, 15 WCHS upcoming Juniors have applied for this program. Dr. Yarbrough commented, “Webster County Schools are committed to creating great opportunities for our students. This HCC Early College Academy provides one more learning opportunity that never existed before for our high school Juniors to truly get a jump start on college. It is a win win for students, their families and the school district.” 

WCHS Launches Tech2Kids

The Webster County Board of Education approved “Tech2Kids” for the 2017-18 school year at the board meeting on May 22, 2017. Tech2Kids is part of the Webster County Innovative Learning Design Team’s work around personalizing learning for WCHS students. Rhonda Callaway, Director of Secondary Education, told board members “this is a good time to move forward with this program. This represents a shift toward personalized learning for each child in Webster County.”

Tech2Kids is one component of a “personalized learning” initiative that will provide Chromebooks to all WCHS students for the upcoming school year. Additionally, the current Chromebook labs that exist in WCHS will be moved to the middle school to help middle school students transition to a more personalized environment. The goal is for all WCMS students to have Chromebooks by the 2018-19 school year. RY: “The WCHS Tech2Kids initiative is a shift in how the Webster County Schools better align the teaching and learning environment with learners of the 21st Century. We are excited about how Tech2Kids fits within our overall innovative teaching/learning approach for kids in Webster County.”

Webster County Hosts Council of Councils April 10th, 2017

Council of Councils 


The Webster County Board of Education, all school council members, student representatives and district administrators participated in a Council of Councils meeting on April 10th, 2017 in the Annex. Dr. Yarbrough, Superintendent, and district administrators provided district updates on the following:

*2017-18 Online Registration

*Link2Learn 2017-18

*1WC StrongStarts (Early Childhood) Initiatives

*WC Innovative Learning Design Team (Wisconsin Site Visit)

Greg Bowles, interim DPP, shared information on the district's move to online registration for the 2017-18 school year as well as the district's re-application to KDE for approval to continue Link2Learn.

Kim Saalwaechter, Early Childhood Director, shared information on Webster County's StrongStarts Early Childhood Initiatives. The district has been recognized as an "Early Childhood Trendsetter."

Rhonda Callaway, Director of Secondary, provided insight on the goals of Webster County's Innovative Learning Design Team. The team recently traveled to Wisconsin to observe schools who have been recognized for their innovative personalized learning initiatives. Team members shared their observations.

Dr. Yarbrough, Superintendent, introduced the new "1WC 2030 World Class Vision" for Webster County Schools. All Council of Council participants were asked to weigh in and provide input on the skills needed for Webster County students to be "future ready."

Webster County Schools Named “Early Childhood Trendsetter District” 

Webster County Schools earned “Early Childhood Trendsetter District” recognition at the Kentucky Kindergarten Readiness Conference sponsored by the Kentucky Governor’s Early Childhood Council on March 10th in Lexington, KY. The Webster County Early Childhood Team participated n a “best practices panel” representing rural districts along with Fayette County representing urban districts. Webster County Schools Superintendent Dr. Rachel Yarbrough commented, “Webster County Schools are making great strides in strengthening the educational opportunities for its earliest learners."

        Early Childhood Trendsetter District

Webster County Board of Education Members Participate in State KSBA Conference, February 24-15, 2017

State KSBA Conference

L to R: Venita Murphy, Mickey Dunbar, Tim McCormick, Peggy Grant, Dr. Yarbrough

All Webster County Board of Education Members attended the state Kentucky School Board Association (KSBA) Conference in Louisville February 24-25, 2017. The Webster County Board of Education, representing rural districts, and the Fayette County Board of Education representing urban districts, were asked to present a session titled, "Collaboration: The Superhero of Early Care and Education," at the KSBA Conference. Dr. Rachel Yarbrough and Webster County Board Members, Venita Murphy, Tim McCormick and Mickey Dunbar as well as Peggy Grant, Audubon Area Head Start Director, participated in the session.  The Superintendents were asked to discuss how they had collaborated with their Preschool Directors to leverage resources to benefit Early Care and Education in their districts. Board members were asked to address what made their district an "Early Care and Education Trendsetter" and to provide specific examples of how collaboration had benefited early care and education in their communities. The panel also addressed questions concerning what policy development could be implemented to improve early care and education, how board members and superintendents could empower their communities to advance readiness goals, and what advice they would give to a community who has not experienced the power of collaboration in the field of Early Care and Education. 

Webster County Teachers Collaborate on Next Generation Science Standards on Professional Learning Day

February 13th was a "1WC" Professional Learning Day in Webster County. Teachers collaborated on Next Generation Science Standards Through Course Tasks. Some of their work included gathering data, collecting resources, developing rubrics and sharing progress.

             1WC  Professional Learning Day

Webster County Kids2College Receives Donation

Big thank you to Planters Bank who donated a $1,001 check to the Webster County Kids2College Scholarship Fund on January 30, 2017. Planters Bank employees raised the money during their annual Season of Giving campaign.

    Planters Bank donated a  1,001 check to the Webster County Kids2College Scholarship Fund

L to R: Dr. Y, Supt., and Mickey Dunbar, Planters Bank Sebree Branch Manager and BOE Vice-Chair

Dr. Y Hosts a Supt2Community Drug Free Community Focus Group

Dr. Yarbrough hosted a Supt2Drug Free Community Focus Group on January 26th, 2017 at the UK Extension Office.  Community members and district administrators were asked for input around community contacts, data, strategies and support resources for a Drug Free Communities grant proposal. The DFC is a $625,000 five year federal grant focused on support for implementing drug free community strategies. 


Supt2Community Drug Free Community Focus Group

L to R: Dr.Y, Supt; Steve Henry, County Judge Executive; Dr. Amelia Wilson, Rep. James Comer's Office


Webster County Honors BOE Members

Webster County Board of Education members were honored at their January 23rd board meeting. Board members and guests were treated to a "light fare" buffet provided by the Webster County Food Service Department. Board members were presented with certificates of appreciation and recognized for their time and commitment to serve the students of Webster County. We appreciate you!!

                         Webster County Board of Education Appreciation Dinner

L to R: Tim McCormick, BOE Member and Mickey Dunbar, BOE Vice Chair

Dr. Yarbrough Recognized as Finalist for Superintendent of the Year

L to R: Wayne Young, Executive Director of KASA, Dr. Y,  and Joel McKenzie, American Fidelity

 L to R: Dr. Anthony Strong, Dr. Henry Webb, Dr. Rachel Yarbrough, (not pictured Dr. Jim Evans)

Dr. Yarbrough was recognized at the Kentucky Association of School Superintendent's Winter Conference in Lexington, KY on December 6th, 2016 as being selected one of four finalists for the Kentucky Superintendent of the Year. Dr. Henry Webb of Floyd County was named Superintendent of the Year and Dr. Yarbrough, Dr. Jim Evans, Lee County and Dr. Anthony Strong, Pendleton County were the finalists. 

WCHS Students Participate in Students Take the Lead Day

WCHS students participated in a Students Take the Lead Day on December 2, 2016. Students Take the Lead is a district initiative for students in all Webster County Schools. The purpose of this initiative is for students to collaborate with their teachers and co-plan a learning activity that puts "students in the lead" of their learning. This activity provides student choice for the type of learning activities as well as the manner in which they will present the content. This requires the students to think through the purpose, strategy, and process before beginning their work. It also requires them to do the planning for their learning that most teachers do for them, thus improving student engagement in the learning process. The district has designated two Students Take the Lead windows of time for the 2016-17 school year.

Students Take the Lead 


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.

               Webster County BOE Unveils District  CRUX7

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.

"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.


"Webster County Schools starts from the beginning"
(Link to complete article.)

                Webster County Alpha Academies

KDE Graduation Requirement Survey

To speed the process of developing new graduation requirements, the Kentucky Department of Education has decided to streamline the stakeholder engagement process on graduation requirements so that schools will have ample time to implement the new requirements for the incoming class of freshmen in the fall of 2019.

Instead of Town Hall meetings, as commissioner Pruitt had started, the department will now collect input online through an expanded survey. KDE is encouraging educators, parents, students, business leaders, legislators and community members to provide feedback to some basic survey questions around high school graduation requirements.

Click HERE for Survey 

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Congratulations National School Breakfast Week District Art Contest Winners!!

Congratulations to K-5 winner, Chloe Pleskach--1st Grader at Dixon, and Middle School winner, Mary Kate Rakestraw--8th grade!

L to R: Mary Kate Rakestraw, Georgiann McCord, Assistant Superintendent, and Chloe Pleskach

Onton Coffee & Conversation 02/26/18


Region II Champs

Congratulations New National Board Certified Teachers, Vicky Jones and Andy Corbin

L to R: Vicky Jones, Venita Murphy, BOE Member, Andy Corbin

Congratulations Donna Bumpus!

Donna was recognized at the August 28th, 2017 Webster County BOE meeting for receiving the Robert Strauss Award for Excellence in Prevention Advocacy in Kentucky.

 Robert Strauss Award for Excellence in Prevention Advocacy in Kentucky

L to R:  Donna Bumpus and Venita Murphy, BOE Member


Congratulations Brooklyn Mays for placing 2nd in the 2017 World Archery Tournament (High School Female) & Overall Runner Up  (Female)!  Brooklyn was recognized at the August 28th, 2017 Webster County Board of Education meeting. 

2nd in the 2017 World Archery Tournament  High School Female    Overall Runner Up   Female

James Nance, BOE Member and Brooklyn Mays

Opening Day 2017 Home Visits

Kentucky Teacher magazine (Aug. 2017) highlights Webster County Opening Day Home Visits

Support Webster County Kids2College


Congratulations Dawn Forker!!

Congratulations Mrs. Forker, Sebree Elementary Principal, for being the first Webster County Principal to complete the National Institute for School Leadership certification!  We are proud of you!!

Completes the National Institute for School Leadership Certification

Dr. Yarbrough, KASS President, presiding over Kentucky Association of School Superintendents Winter Conference Dec 4-7, 2016 in Lexington, KY.

Kentucky Association of School Superintendents Winter Conference

Council of Councils

Council of Council's Meeting 10/17/16

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.


Mr. Wheatley, Principal and Lyle Crouch, Harshaw Trane Reprsentative

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. ​

Sebree Attendance Winner 2016

Dawn Forker, Principal, and Jami Busbey

KSBA Regional Meeting at WC

Career Tech Education


UK Extension Office is 1WC!

UK Extension Office is 1WC!

Providence Food Bank is "1WC"!

Providence Food Bank 1WC

Restraint and Seclusion Video Training

PBS Restraint and
Seclusion Video

You must enroll and register to watch video.