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

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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.

Capstone Learning Center A Success!

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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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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.



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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!!

      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

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."


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

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.


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.

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. 


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!!


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

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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.


District Hosts Council of Councils Meeting with the Webster County Board of Education, October 17, 2016

The district hosted a Council of Councils meeting with the Webster County Board of Education on October 17th, 2016 at the Annex. Board members, SBDM Council members, district administrators 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. The staff from each school, district leadership, transportation and food service developed CRUX7 statements prior to the beginning of the 2016-17 school year. Principals of each school presented their school's CRUX7 banner containing seven belief statements or guarantees as essentials to the work on behalf of student learning. Principals also shared a highlight of activities and/or programs that were "making a difference" for students in their 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 of Councils is to provide an opportunity for students, parents, board members and leadership at the school and district levels to share and receive input on ways to improve Webster County Schools.

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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.

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

Dr. Yarbrough Installed as KASS President


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.” 


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.


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, April 11, 2016

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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.

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 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.
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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.

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

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

G Suite For Education

Help Save Capstone, WCHS 21st Century Learning Center 

The proposed budget calls for eliminating funding for local afterschool and summer programs.


Reach out to House and Senate Appropriators to protect afterschool choices

Click on this link to contact your congressman/senator. If you fill in your home address and phone number, it will automatically send a form letter to McConnell, Comer and Paul.


Webster County Transportation Department is currently hiring:

  • Full Time Alternate and Part Time Drivers….starting pay $10.55/HR.
  • Full Time and Part Time Bus Monitors…starting pay $  9.22/HR.

We provide training to obtain CDL certification AND pay you for training upon CDL attainment!

For more information, contact Jill Simpson, Transportation Director, at 270-635-0602

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!!

Congratulations WC 2017 Retirees!!

Congratulations and best wishes for your retirement! You will be missed!

Tony Hook, Sharon Epley, Cathy Hudson, Cindy Collins

Not Pictured: Darlene Lanham, David Sizemore, Cheryle Wiggins and Patricia Wilkerson   

WCMS Student, Seth Ranes, Serves as Legislative Page

Seth Ranes represented the WCMS Youth Service Center as a legislative page for Senator Dorsey Ridley at the Capitol in Frankfort on Feb. 15th, 2017. Seth attended legislative sessions where he observed House and Senate bills being amended and voted on. 

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

Council of Council's Meeting 10/17/16

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.


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!!

Congratulations Mary Kate and Paige Rakestraw!

Congratulations to Mary Kate and Paige Rakestraw, Farm to School Spirit Contest District Winners!!

6th through 12th grades were required to submit a video/silent movie showing “Farm to School Spirit” and 1st through 5th grades submitted drawings. Mary Kate won the middle/high division and Paige won the elementary division. 

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

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

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. ​

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Dawn Forker, Principal, and Jami Busbey

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

KSBA Regional Meeting at WC

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


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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"Destination Greatness" Proficient District Celebrations

Career Tech Education