National Speaker Addresses Media, Tech Impact on Kids:
It’s not hard to find reasons to worry about how media and technology are impacting kids. How can we move beyond alarmist headlines to understand how it’s really affecting our kids? And more importantly, what we can do about it?
Webster CSD is proud to host national speaker Steve Garton, of Common Sense Media, on Tuesday, February 5, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Willink Middle School. Parents are invited to join in learning about:
how kids and teens are using media and technology to create, consume, communicate, and learn
the impact of media and technology on kids’ health and development
how to guide kids in making safe and respectful digital choices
how to better understand, engage, and communicate with kids about their use of media and technology ...
Resident Input Sought in Budget Development:
As preparations begin for the 2019-20 school budget, Webster CSD is once again turning to its residents for input. The Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) assists the district by providing the superintendent with its perspective on school budget development, the budget process, and budget communications. The group meets Thursdays, January 31, March 7, March 21, and April 25, all at 5:15 p.m. in the district offices located on the third floor at Spry Middle School, 119 South Avenue.
Persons interested in joining BAC should contact Lisa Borrino, secretary to the assistant superintendent for business, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-0017.
WonderCare Before and After School Program Announces Parent Information Nights:
WonderCare , Webster CSD's new before and after school program, will host several Parent Information Nights . Interested parents are encouraged to attend:
Monday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m. for Plank Road North and Plank Road South at Plank North
Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m. at Dewitt Road
Thursday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m. at Klem Road South
Monday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. at Schlegel Road
Tuesday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m. at Klem Road North
Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. at State Road
These evenings will be geared for parents only. (Family meet and greet nights will take place in August.) If you cannot attend your home school date, you may attend at another location.
WonderCare will open its doors in September at each of WCSD’s seven ...
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 ...
Willink Middle School is Off to See the Wizard:
Dorothy (played by Daniella Gibson), a young girl living on a Kansas farm, dreams of escaping her mundane life. The family’s nasty neighbor threatens to impound Dorothy's cherished dog, Toto (Jocelyn Herrle), so Dorothy and Toto run away. Suddenly a cyclone hits, and Dorothy and Toto are transported to the magical land of Oz!
In Oz, Dorothy meets Glinda (Shanna Smith), the Good Witch of the North, who informs her that her house landed upon the Wicked Witch of the East, killing her! The Munchkins celebrate and hail Dorothy as their heroine. But the celebration is interrupted when the Wicked Witch of the West (Evelyn Fellows) suddenly appears! Unable to reclaim her sister’s enchanted ruby slippers, which have magically transferred to Dorothy’s ...
Students Premier Music Compositions at Talent Showcase:
When Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart began composing at the age of 5, the world did not know the master he would grow to become. That may well be the case for any or all of the six One Webster students whose compositions were recently performed at the Talent Showcase.
Advanced (AP) music teacher Laura D’Angelo asked her students if they had any compositions they would like to be shared at the December 14 event. Webster Thomas students David Bobowski, Annabelle Chung and Arthur Koren, and Webster Schroeder students Phillip Unke, Christopher Wise and Zazie Weldgen stepped forward to wow the audience with pieces ranging from classical to contemporary to electronic. Most of the young composers’ pieces were put into a slide show, of sorts, that was ...
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 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!:
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 ...
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.