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One Webster Families Invited to Teen Summit on Finding Balance Between Digital and Offline Activities One Webster Families Invited to Teen Summit on Finding Balance Between Digital and Offline Activities: The WCSD Digital Citizenship Committee recently tallied the results from a digital life survey that it sent to the district's secondary parents and students. Eight hundred fifty-six parents completed the survey, and they indicated that one of the major factors that parents and students are looking for information on is balance. How do we balance our digital/media use and our other priorities? One of the goals of the digital citizenship committee is to tailor district resources to the needs gathered in this survey. The committee is proud to announce that it will be holding a teen summit on Monday, December 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m., to help parents understand what teens lives are like growing up with technology immersion. The summit will take place in the Willink Middle School cafetorium, 900 ...
WCSD Proposed Capital Improvement Project Up for a Vote December 11 WCSD Proposed Capital Improvement Project Up for a Vote December 11: A newly proposed capital improvement project will be up for a vote by the Webster CSD community on Tuesday, December 11. The proposed $69.5 million capital project will focus on improvements that will make a difference to the entire One Webster community and further strengthen the district's continued partnership with the Town of Webster. Included in this proposal are state-of-the-art media centers at all elementary schools, Willink Middle School, and Webster Schroeder High School. There are also proposed renovations to the technology education wing at Webster Thomas High School, improvements to playing fields at both high schools, and the purchase of the Town of Webster’s field at Basket Road. WCSD’s transportation center will also see improvements and expansion ...
Absentee Ballots Available for Capital Project Vote Absentee Ballots Available for Capital Project Vote: Absentee ballot applications are now available for Webster Central School District's Capital Project Vote, to take place December 11. Qualified voters of the district who will be unable to attend the polls on the day of the vote, for reasons outlined on the absentee ballot application, may wish to use an absentee ballot. One must apply for the ballot in advance. Absentee ballot applications are available at the link below or from District Clerk Cynthia Cushman, 119 South Avenue (third floor of the Spry Middle School), Webster. All absentee ballot applications must be RECEIVED by the district clerk at least seven business days prior to the vote if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the vote if the ballot is to be picked up personally by or for the voter. ...
DeWitt Celebrates World Kindness Day DeWitt Celebrates World Kindness Day: DeWitt Road Elementary School students have been focusing on spreading kindness and showing gratitude throughout the school year. This schoolwide emphasis was celebrated on World Kindness Day, Tuesday, November 13.  Students and staff met on the back field to form the sentence, “Be kind.”  With his drone flying high overhead, School Principal Mark Schichtel captured the event on camera.   Students decorate stones for a Kindness Rocks Garden. “It was such a wonderful moment for our school community,” reflected Mr. Schichtel. “We provide our students, staff, and families with a positive, caring, and kind environment each day and World Kindness Day was just another opportunity for us to share our message with one another and our community.” ...
Secondary Report Cards Now Available Online Secondary Report Cards Now Available Online: Now that the first quarter is complete, WCSD’s secondary school parents (grades 6-12) can print their child’s report card via the Infinite Campus Parent & Student Portal. First quarter report cards can be printed by: Visiting https://infinitecampus. webster.websterschools.net/ campus/portal/webster.jsp Log in to the portal using your credentials Select your student From the left hand side menu, select REPORTS Select the Q1 REPORT ...
CSE and CPSE Seek Parents to Join Committee CSE and CPSE Seek Parents to Join Committee:
The Webster Central School District Committee on Special Education (CSE) and Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) are seeking individuals who may be interested in volunteering to participate as an additional parent member on the committee. When requested to attend, the additional parent member participates in a CSE or CPSE meeting to bring another perspective as a parent of a child with an educational disability and an Individualized Education Program (IEP) to the discussion and decision-making process. This individual can also assist parents with understanding and participating in the meeting by explaining procedures, ...
Willink Student-Parent Band Seeks Performers for 25th Anniversary Concert Willink Student-Parent Band Seeks Performers for 25th Anniversary Concert: Calling all Willink Middle School families and alumni! Join the 25th anniversary of the Willink Student-Parent Band!   A Webster tradition since 1994, the Willink Student-Parent Band brings students, family, and community together to create music and have fun in the process. It doesn’t matter if performers haven't played in 20 years. Don't be shy! The band welcomes all levels of experience, beginner to advanced! Register today by visiting bit.ly/willink-music and clicking on the Student-Parent Band link. Rehearsals are at Willink Middle School, 7:00-9:00 p.m., on Wednesdays and a few alternating Thursdays during January, February and March (click link at bottom of page). If you have a conflict with some of the rehearsals, you can still participate. If school or ...
Webster Schroeder Pair Achieves Master Teacher Status Webster Schroeder Pair Achieves Master Teacher Status: Two Webster Schroeder High School teachers are among 275 educators from across the state to join the New York State Master Teacher Program. Sonja Bailey and Rajani Kumaraswamy join a network of dedicated teachers that is now 980 strong. Sonja Bailey     Sonja Bailey has been an educator for 14 years. She taught in York CSD, Southern Cayuga CSD, and Fayetteville/Manlius CSD before coming to Webster three years ago, where she currently teaches Intermediate Algebra 2, Algebra 2 Looping, Algebra 2 Regents, and College Algebra to the Warriors. Bailey is also a Unified Basketball coach for the district and a member of the policy board.   Rajani Kumaraswamy’s has also been an educator for 14 years. Prior to joining the science staff at Webster Schroeder two ...
WCSD Marching Band Boosters & Henderson Ford Announce Car Giveaway for the Class of 2019! WCSD Marching Band Boosters & Henderson Ford Announce Car Giveaway for the Class of 2019!: Attention, Class of 2019! Webster Marching Band Boosters, Inc. and Henderson Ford are celebrating the fourth year of giving away a NEW CAR! This year, it's a 2019 Ford Fiesta that will be given to one deserving Webster high school senior from Webster Schroeder or Webster Thomas high schools' Class of 2019, 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 6, 2019, and seniors have the opportunity to register nine (9) times for the car drawing that will take place between May 6 – June 15, 2019. Students may register for: passing quarterly report cards (one per quarter, quarters one through three); 0 unexcused absences and five ...
Flu Shot Clinics Offered for Families of WCSD Staff and Students Flu Shot Clinics Offered for Families of WCSD Staff and Students: Webster CSD is pleased to once again offer flu shot clinics for families of staff and students. They take place Monday, October 22, Monday, October 29, and Tuesday, December 4, all from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Willink Middle School Library, 900 Publishers Parkway, Webster.  Participants must bring their insurance cards. An adult must accompany minors. High-deductible insurance covers the cost of an adult immunization/vaccination, including the WCSD employee health insurance. WorkPlace Vitality (WPV) is considered “in-network”. WPV continues to use only the Quadrivalent (four-strain) vaccine and will vaccinate anyone 18 years old and up. Due to new NYS law, WPV is not able to vaccinate anyone younger than 18 years old. FluMist and High Does vaccine ...
SparX Robotics Team Seeks Mentors SparX Robotics Team Seeks Mentors: One Webster's SparX 1126 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Team has an immediate need for interested adult engineers and team mentors from our community. Potential engineers and team mentor volunteers should have a degree in electrical, mechanical, or software engineering and/or a related career path. SparX is also in need of mentors who would enjoy working on community outreach tasks including material donations and fundraising for the team. No degree required. Volunteers will guide this talented group of high school students through the creation and construction of a robot that will compete in local and regional FIRST challenges. If you are interested in serving as a SparX engineer or mentor, please contact SparX advisors ...
Webster CSD Announces School Start Time Change for FALL 2019 Webster CSD Announces School Start Time Change for FALL 2019: It’s just about time for the start of school… only 20 days left until we kick off what I’m confident will be another amazing year together! As we prepare to begin the 2018-19 school year, I have two exciting pieces of news to share. During its August 14 meeting, your board of education approved the district’s proposal to change start times for our elementary and secondary students (to approximately 8:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m. for secondary schools and 7:45 a.m.-2:10 p.m. for elementary schools with all times plus or minus five minutes), effective ONE YEAR FROM NOW, in fall 2019 . This timeline allows us to spend the next 12 months communicating the details of this positive change for our One Webster community. For more information, please CLICK HERE.   Throughout ...
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 ...
Nominate an Exceptional Teacher for the Oak Tee Award Nominate an Exceptional Teacher for the Oak Tee Award: The Webster Teachers' Association (WTA) and Webster Central Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) are accepting nominations for the Oak Tree Award! Co-sponsored by the WTA and Webster Central PTSA, the Oak Tree Award recognition program is an annual award that is designed to recognize teacher excellence in Webster CSD.  Any Webster resident or district employee, current or former student, parent, teacher, or administrative colleague may nominate a teacher for the Elementary or Secondary Teacher of the Year Oak Tree Award.  Award nominees must meet the following criteria: currently teaching in a full-time position in Webster Central Schools have a minimum of five years teaching experience in WCSD plan to continue to teach the next school ...



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