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Maria Rigillo Appointed to WCSD Board of Education Maria Rigillo Appointed to WCSD Board of Education: Webster Central School District (WCSD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Maria Rigillo to the board of education. Ms. Rigillo was appointed by the board during its September 6 meeting to serve the remainder of the term that will end on May 14, 2019, the district’s annual budget vote and board of education election. She replaces Mike Gustin, who resigned from the board last month. Ms. Rigillo has lived in the WCSD community for 43 years and is a retired teacher. She began her career at West Irondequoit High School where she taught Italian, social studies, and study skills. She was hired by WCSD in 1990 and taught at DeWitt Road Elementary School until 2001 and Willink MIddle School until her retirement in 2013. She has been an active volunteer and advocate for public education, ...
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 ...
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 ...
How to Share Your E-flyer How to Share Your E-flyer: E-flyers are a great way for groups and organizations in the Webster CSD community to share information on events and programs within our community.  Approved e-flyers are shared on a weekly basis via the district’s Twitter @wcsdproud and Facebook page www.Facebook.com/WebsterCentralSchools . They are also be passed along to appropriate school principals for consideration in sharing via their school newsletters or e-communications. Webster CSD families are encouraged to follow district social media platforms and their child(ren)’s school newsletters for this information.   Webster Central School District does not sponsor nor endorse these activities. This information is provided solely as a community service.   E-FLYER APPLICATION PRODCURE: Flyer ...
Schroeder Seeks Missing Yearbooks in Preparation of Publication of 100th Edition Schroeder Seeks Missing Yearbooks in Preparation of Publication of 100th Edition: Every spring a new crop of students eagerly awaits receiving their yearbooks. They can’t wait to flip through the pages to see friends, teachers, staff. To remember the school year soon reaching its completion. This year will mark the 100 th edition of the Webster Schroeder/Webster High School yearbook! To celebrate this historic occasion, the yearbook club would like to feature all of the past yearbooks within this book in some way. The problem is, whether borrowed or mislaid, several yearbooks have gone missing from their collection. The hope is that folks out there may have copies that they would be willing to loan, or better still donate to the Webster Schroeder Yearbook Club to use.   The missing years are: 1919 1921 1927 1932 1937 ...
Three Schroeder Seniors Among National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists Three Schroeder Seniors Among National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists: Lucas Lyons, Anirudh Sharma, and Allison Lisciandro. Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) have announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 64 th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Among them are Webster Schroeder High School seniors Allison Lisciandro, Lucas Lyons, and Anirudh Sharma . These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. Over 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half ...
New Student/Kindergarten Registration Requirements New Student/Kindergarten Registration Requirements: School starts Tuesday, September 4. That’s not far away! Families of students new to the district and those with incoming kindergartners are reminded to register their children now! Unregistered children are unable to start school in the fall. Children who will be 5 years old on or before December 1, 2018, are eligible to enter school. To attend Webster Schools, students  must  live in the district with their parents, a legal guardian who is a resident, or meet other requirements such as foster care placement. It is illegal to send a non-district student to a public school district without paying tuition. Students are assigned to schools (K-5 elementary, 6-8 middle school, or 9-12 high school) based on their primary residence. If predetermined class sizes ...
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 ...



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