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Ten Advance to State Level PTSA Relfections Competition: On December 11, the Genesee Valley PTSA held its Reflections 2017-18 ceremony and announced which entries, themed “Within Reach”, would progress to the New York State level of the competition. Webster CSD, in conjunction with Webster Central PTSA, is thrilled to announced that the following students received Awards of Excellence and were chosen to progress: Carenza Glastonbury, Spry Middle School, Dance Choreography, Middle School; Angelina Buechel, Spry, Film Production, Middle School; Meg VanWie, Willink Middle School (now Webster Thomas High School), Literature, High School; Hannah Brodt, Klem Road South Elementary School, Literature, Intermediate; Lilah Kastrinos, Plank Road South Elementary School, Music Composition, Intermediate; Rachael Kaptein, ... more >>
WCSD Forms Start-Time Study Group: Webster CSD strives to educate the whole child in all that we do both inside and outside the classroom. There is an abundance of undeniable scientific evidence supporting the fact that our middle and high schools start too early for teens whose changing biological sleep patterns require them to sleep later in order to maximize their ability to learn. Medical studies also show that a lack of sleep for older students can negatively impact their physical and their mental health.  The possibility of later start times for Webster CSD secondary students is a critical one that deserves a mindful, in-depth study. The science is convincing regarding sleep research and the biological and neurochemical effects that adequate rest has on the physical and emotional states of our teens. That said, ... more >>
Students Excel in Programming Challenge: The One Webster high school computer science students continue to excel in competition that is anything but basic. Most recently they took part in the Bebras® Computing Challenge, which introduces computational thinking to students.   The challenge, held annually in November, is organized in more than 30 countries and designed to get students all over the world excited about computing. Each participant gets 45 minutes to answer 15 multiple-choice questions that focus on computational and logical thinking.   Forty-seven Webster Thomas students and 50 Webster Schroeder students competed. Best of School honors went to Thomas’ Alessandra Visca and Schroeder’s Kevin Bates in the Junior division, and the Warriors’ Henry Edmondson and Jensen ... more >>
Students to be Dismissed Early December 22 as Part of Drill: Webster CSD will conduct its annual Emergency Preparedness Early Release Drill on Friday, December 22.  The drill is a yearly requirement designed to test the district’s plan for the early dismissal of students.   Parents need to be prepared for their students to be dismissed early and arrive home by bus early on December 22. Please note the times listed below are both the dismissal time and the bus departure time and are effective for Friday, December 22 ONLY. Schroeder, 2:10 dismissal, 2:20 departure Thomas, 2:10 dismissal, 2:20 departure Spry, 2:15 dismissal, 2:25 departure Willink, 2:25 dismissal, 2:35 departure DeWitt, 3:15 dismissal, 3:25 departure Klem North, 3:05 dismissal, 3:15 departure Klem South, 3:15 dismissal, ... more >>
National Brain Research Study Offers Unique Opportunity for WCSD Families:   Webster CSD families have the opportunity to participate in a national brain development and child health research called the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study. The University of Rochester will join scientists across the nation in this endeavor, the largest brain development and child health study of its kind, which will help us understand how childhood experiences like sports, video games, social media, unhealthy sleep patterns, etc… affect children’s brain development and a variety of social, behavioral, and health outcomes. Interested Webster CSD families with children in good health between the ages of 9 and 10 years old may enroll in the study that will include more than 10,000 young people nationwide. Families must be willing to ... more >>
Marching Band Boosters & Henderson Ford Announce Car Giveaway for Class of 2018!:   Attention, W ebster Schroeder and Webster Thomas High Schools' Class of 2018! Webster Marching Band Boosters, Inc. and Henderson Ford are giving a 2018 Ford Focus to a deserving Webster high school senior from Webster Schroeder or Webster Thomas high schools' Class of 2018, along with one $500 and one $250 cash prize, based on qualifications all aimed at keeping students focused on their education. The seven month registration period runs now through May 7, 2018, and seniors have the opportunity to register nine (9) times for the car drawing that will take place between May 7 – June 15, 2018. Students may register for: passing quarterly report cards (one per quarter, quarters one through three); 0 unexcused absences and five or less ... more >>
TIES Seeks Student Volunteers: TIES is looking for interested student volunteers! TIES (Together Including Every Student) is a program that promotes the participation of children/young adults with developmental disabilities in extracurricular and community activities by providing effective support from trained student volunteers in grades 8-12 from  Webster CSD. Participants and volunteers enjoy a wide variety of activities, such as trips through Webster Parks and Recreation, arts and crafts classes, sports programs, swimming, after-school activities, drumming circles, and more. Volunteers attend a 45-minute training session at their school. The time commitment is based on the volunteer’s schedule. Students interested in volunteering or who have questions about TIES , are encouraged to please ... more >>

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