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WCSD Hosts Special Olympics' Annual Track & Field Competition WCSD Hosts Special Olympics' Annual Track & Field Competition: Webster Central School District will host Special Olympics New York’s annual Monroe County Public Schools Athletic Conference Spring Games at Webster Thomas High School on Thursday, June 7, 2018. All events include athletes from nine area school districts (including School of the Holy Childhood) and will take place at Webster Thomas High School’s outdoor track & field facilities, 800 Five Mile Line Road.  The day’s events will kick off when the “Flame of Hope” (Special Olympics Torch) arrives, carried by east side Special Olympians and Webster Police Department (WPD) officers participating in the two-mile Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics New York. Runners are scheduled to arrive at the Webster Thomas High School track around ...
WCSD Announces School Start-Time Community Forum - Tuesday, June 5 WCSD Announces School Start-Time Community Forum - Tuesday, June 5: At the request of the Webster CSD board of education during its November 2, 2017, meeting, Webster CSD began to explore, study, and problem-solve around the complex issue of potential changes to school start times. Since the first district-wide start time study group meeting on January 31, elementary and secondary work groups comprised of district parents, teachers, administrators, and local medical professionals have been meeting throughout the spring to gather further community feedback and to discuss possible next steps. In addition, Webster CSD Superintendent Carmen Gumina has personally interviewed more than 900 middle and high school students to get their thoughts on any potential changes to school start times. All of the information gathered by the elementary and secondary work ...
Webster Central PTSA Launches SWAG Webster Central PTSA Launches SWAG: Elementary (5th graders only), middle and high school students: Webster Central PTSA wants to know how faculty and staff members have positively impacted your lives! Share your gratitude for outstanding members of  WCSD's faculty and staff by completing a brief Google form, available on Webster Central PTSA's website, websterptsa.org , or by visiting this 
Sports Physicals Slated June 12-13 Sports Physicals Slated June 12-13: Webster CSD offers sports physicals for students grades 6-12 who are interested in playing sports in the 2018-19 school year but who cannot schedule a physical with their own healthcare provider. The district will host sports physicals in JUNE ONLY! Save the dates: June 12-13, 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Webster Schroeder health office. Check-in no later than 6:45 p.m. A parent/guardian must accompany students.   NO SPORTS PHYSICALS WILL BE GIVEN AT THE SCHOOLS DURING THE SUMMER. Students who miss the district sports physical dates will have to schedule a physical with their own healthcare provider.   All students, including current sixth graders, who want to play school sports next year, MUST have a current physical on file in the health office. If you have a current physical ...
Residents Pass 2018-2019 Budget Residents Pass 2018-2019 Budget: Residents in the Webster Central School District approved the 2018-19 school budget. Results from the budget vote and board of education election are as follows: Budget = APPROVED YES = 2031  NO = 785 Proposition #1 for purchase of school buses = APPROVED YES = 1986  NO = 835 Board of Education Election (Four candidates running for two positions): Sue Casey = 1390 Maria Rigillo = 1198 David Metzger = 1507 Sasha DiMaria = 1115 Thank you to all in the Webster CSD community who came out to vote.  
WCSD Music Educator Honored with RPO Musicians' Award WCSD Music Educator Honored with RPO Musicians' Award: Webster Central School District (WCSD) announces that Stephanie Jones, vocal/general music educator at State Road Elementary School, was among local honorees presented with the 2018 Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) Musicians’ Award for Outstanding Music Educators. Mrs. Jones was named outstanding Classroom Music Specialist (General Music K-12) for her 32 years of teaching at State Road Elementary School. She was presented with her award during the RPO’s May 10 concert at the Eastman Theatre. “I treasure my connections with our State Road community and love inviting my former students who have gone on with music as a career to come back and share their joys and successes,” said Mrs. Jones. “My students inspire me to make my classroom a place where ...
Handley and Peck Receive Oak Tree Award for Teaching Excellence Handley and Peck Receive Oak Tree Award for Teaching Excellence: The Webster Teachers Association (WTA) and Webster Central PTSA are pleased to announce that this year's Oak Tree recipients are Cindy Handley and Alex Peck!   News of their award was shared with Mrs. Handley and Mr. Peck in their classrooms via a decorated cookie cake bearing the message, "2018 Oak Tree Winner".  Cindy teaches second grade at State Road Elementary School and Alex teaches Global History 10, Citizens in Action, You and Society: Leadership, and Law and Justice at Webster Schroeder High School. The pair was honored by the Webster CSD Board of Education at its May 3 meeting, during which they were each presented with plaques that are to hang in their respective buildings as a proud display for their colleagues and visitors to the ...
Public and School Libraries Work Together Public and School Libraries Work Together: An unofficial partnership of sorts exists between Webster CSD and Webster Public Library. The two entities serve as resources and support for one another. And it’s really not surprising when one considers that they both cater to many of the same people!   That’s why it’s not uncommon to see Webster CSD elementary school students touring the Webster Public Library, or library representatives at the secondary schools talking with students and promoting reading, or Children's Librarian Jason Poole conducting workshops at the public library on graphic novels for librarians and 6-12 English/reading teachers. One recent week, Adult Services Media Librarian Hannah Ralston, Children’s Library Assistant Sarah Brown, and Youth Services Librarian Colleen Hernandez ...
Webster CSD's Music Education Program Receives National Recognition Webster CSD's Music Education Program Receives National Recognition: Webster CSD has been honored once again with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.    The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. To qualify for the Best Communities designation, the district answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas. “The recognition that we receive ...
Spry Student Videos Speak Truth to Power Spry Student Videos Speak Truth to Power: Young videographers at Spry Middle School are speaking truth to power!   Challenged by their teachers, seventh graders in Spry Middle School Blue House were tasked with creating a 3 to 5-minute film that utilizes creative storytelling to teach others about a human rights issue. The videos were then entered in the Robert F, Kennedy Human Rights Speak Truth to Power Student Video Contest. Webster CSD learned this week that two of those videos have earned prizes and many others have achieved honors.   More than 800 videos were submitted from across the nation. Two videos by four Spry girls made it into the top 10 and were evaluated by a celebrity panel of judges who picked them as being among the tops for middle schools. Lily Lagoe and Teaghan Murphy tackled the subject of child ...
Hayes Photography and Webster CSD Partner for We All Have A Story Photo Exhibit Hayes Photography and Webster CSD Partner for We All Have A Story Photo Exhibit: Hayes Photography of Webster, in partnership with the Webster Central School District, is pleased to announce that We All Have a Story , a photography exhibit featuring portraits and personal narratives of 25 Webster CSD faculty and staff members, will open at the Webster Public Library, 980 Ridge Road, on May 1 and run through May 31. The month-long exhibit will be open to the public during the library’s normal business hours: Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. P lease note that the library is closed on Sundays during the month of May and also on Saturday, May 26 and Monday, May 28. There will be an opening reception for the exhibit on Wednesday, May 2, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at the ...
Webster CSD Offers STEM, Programming Summer Camps Webster CSD Offers STEM, Programming Summer Camps: Webster CSD is pleased to once again offer two summer camp opportunities to its students: Camp Invention and Young Hacks Academy.   In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention program is offered to children entering grades K-6. It’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Camp Invention will be at Webster Schroeder High School July 16-20. Campers will be spending their time: Dreaming up and designing their very own futuristic smart home filled with gadgets, LEDs, technology, and innovation Using tools to take apart robotic dogs and compare their inner mechanics to the anatomy and physiology of a real dog ...
Opioid Crisis Community Forum Videos Available Opioid Crisis Community Forum Videos Available: Advocating for a healthy community, Webster Health and Education Network: a Drug Free Community Coalition (WHEN: DFCC), in conjunction with Webster CSD, the Monroe County Legislature, and Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo, sponsored a community forum on the opioid epidemic in late February. More than 100 One Webster community members attended this very important event at Willink Middle School.  The evening's keynote speaker was Dr. Michael Mendoza, Monroe County Commissioner of Public Health. Dr. Mendoza provided a comprehensive review of the problem of addiction, background on overdose and why we are seeing an epidemic more recently. If you were unable to attend this important event, you may watch Dr. Mendoza's presentation by clicking HERE  (approximately 21 ...
Vaping Information Videos for Parents Vaping Information Videos for Parents: Parents, this could be the best three minutes you spend today... please watch "Teen Vaping: How Kids Use E-cigs" by clicking on the link below.  Teen Vaping: How Kids Use E-cigs video Many thanks to WCSD parent Jen DeGrace for producing this video in collaboration with Webster Central PTSA (high school committees) and Webster Health and Education Network: A Drug Free Community Coalition (WHEN: DFCC, whencoaltion.com ) . This video is intended to be an educational and informational tool for parents.  You may also take a moment to view the video message below from Superintendent Carmen Gumina about vaping. Please talk to your children about e-cigs. Click on this tip sheet to get the conversation started. Contact your pediatrician for help ...
WCSD Board of Education Approves 2018-19 School Year Calendar WCSD Board of Education Approves 2018-19 School Year Calendar: WCSD's Board of Education approved the 2018-19 school year calendar during its March 1 meeting. Please review it carefully as you make plans for the next school year.
Webster High Schools Named Gold Standard Webster High Schools Named Gold Standard: WCSD business/finance teachers with a Gold Standard School poster. Webster CSD has something more to celebrate! Both Webster Schroeder and Webster Thomas high schools are two of only three schools in New York State to earn the distinction of Gold Standard Schools as designated by Next Gen Personal Finance!   Gold Standard Schools are high schools that require all students to take a standalone, one semester personal financial literacy course in order to graduate.  As of the 2018-19 school year, all Webster CSD students will be required to take Financial Literacy.   “We are excited that our personal financial literacy course will be a required course for graduation.  To be only two of three high schools in New York recognized as a Gold Standard school ...
Parents Can Set Contact Preferences Through IC Parent & Student Portal Parents Can Set Contact Preferences Through IC Parent & Student Portal: Webster CSD has expanded its ability to share important school and district-wide messages by communicating using the Infinite Campus Messenger system found within Infinite Campus’ Parent and Student Portal. This year alone, you should have received telephone calls and emails generated through IC Messenger to let you know about everything from transportation schedules and Chromebook pickups to weekly school newsletters. The district uses this system during the winter months to alert families of snow-related school closings, in addition to notification on websterschools.org, Facebook (facebook.com/WebsterCentralSchools), and Twitter (@wcsdproud and @superwebstercsd). Parents now have the ability to set message contact preferences through the IC Parent and Student Portal. In ...



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