Schools Closed for Juneteenth:
Reminder to Webster CSD families: Schools will be closed on Friday, June 18 in recognition of Juneteenth, an official public holiday in New York State. Please plan accordingly for this day off from school for your children.
To learn more about the history of Juneteenth, please follow this link .
Camp Invention Returning to Webster CSD:
Webster CSD is pleased to announce that it will once again offer Camp Invention to youngsters entering grades K-6!
Camp Invention is a nationally acclaimed summer science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) program led by certified local educators and grouped by grade level to create effective, encouraging learning environments. Its goal is to foster persistence, creativity, confidence, and problem solving skills in its campers.
This summer STEM camp will take place August 2-6, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. daily at Spry Middle School, 119 South Avenue, Webster, at a cost of $260. An extended camp experience is being offered to accommodate working families. Extended Camp hours are 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and will cost an additional $90 per week. (To sign up for ...
UPK Program Expanding, Accepting Applications:
For years, Webster CSD has offered half-day Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) in a lottery format to roughly 127 students. That’s about to change.
With the passing of the recent state budget, additional funding has been allocated to all New York State districts to expand UPK. These new dollars, that total almost $1.1 million for Webster, are dedicated to a full-day (five hour) UPK program. Webster is still able to offer the half-day program as part of the older funding as an option to families for now.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to be able to return from a pandemic to offer this to our families,” said UPK Program Coordinator Heather Balsamo.
Families who applied for the UPK lottery when it was open February 12-March 12 will ...
Come to the Cabaret June 17-19 at Penfield Amphitheater:
The Webster Thomas Players present Cabaret, live and in person, June 17-19 at the Penfield Amphitheater. Determined to produce a live musical this year, Director Brenda Nitsch has found a way to bring the Webster Thomas Players back to the stage. Things will look a bit different this year in order to create a COVID-safe event, including a smaller cast and orchestra, and a new outdoor venue: the Penfield Amphitheater. Seating will meet distancing requirements.
Set in 1929–1930 Berlin as the Nazis are gaining power, the musical focuses on the hedonistic nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub, and revolves around a relationship between American writer Cliff Bradshaw (Cole Weisensel) and English cabaret performer Sally Bowles (Isabelle Nitsch). A sub-plot involves ...
Webster CSD Updates School Calendars:
Webster CSD would like to share with the One Webster community that it has made updates to its school calendars for this year AND for next year.
For the 2020-21 (this year's) school calendar:
Regents exams will take place June 17, 22-24 but there will be changes in attendance on these days. On Jun 17, 21, and 22 ALL secondary students will have school, be it in-person, asynchronous, or remotely depending on the choice parents/guardians previously made for them. On June 23 and 24, students will attend according to their individual Regents exam schedules.
The last day of classes for ALL students (grades UPK-12) will be Tuesday, June 22. This is a change for secondary students and UPK students.
Graduation ceremony dates have been set. ...
Student Wins State Trophy in National Competition:
Spry Middle School eighth grader Lance K. earned the 2021 New York State champion trophy from the American Scholastic Achievement League, sponsored by Scholastic Inc. Students were given one hour to answer 100 multiple choice questions that were based on academic curriculum and content. Twelve thousand students competed, and Lance finished only three points away from winning the national trophy.
Lance was one of 25 Spry students who participated.
Way to go, Lance!
Lance and Mrs. Geisler, program administrator.
Budget Vote, Election Results:
Residents in the Webster Central School District APPROVED the 2021-22 school budget. Results from the budget vote and board of education election are as follows:
Budget = APPROVED
YES = 2,443 (54%)
NO = 2,086 (46%)
Proposition #1 for purchase of school buses = APPROVED
YES = 2,711 (60%)
NO = 1,810 (40%)
Board of Education Election (TWO positions):
Jennifer Birdsong-Ng = 1,961 (Elected)
Shanna LaDelfa = 1,950 (Elected)
Sarah Dollé = 1,300
Sue Casey (incumbent) = 1,175
Charlie Roods = 690
Jennifer Fonseca = 666
Peter Lloyd = 552
Thank you to everyone who came out to vote.
Geiser Named National Merit Scholarship Winner:
National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®) has announced this year’s National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners. These are the most academically talented students in the nation and among them is Webster Schroeder High School senior Andrew G.. The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of some 16,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.
National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners are the Finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. The number of winners named in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the nation’s graduating high school seniors.
These Scholars ...