Jumping Jellyfish! SpongeBob the Musical Takes Spry Stage:
Barnacles! Bikini Bottom is in peril and it’s up to SpongeBob and his friends to save the day! Join the Spry Middle School Drama Club as they present SpongeBob the Musical: Youth Edition .
When the citizens of Bikini Bottom discover that a volcano will soon erupt and destroy their home, SpongeBob (Gary P.) and his friends must come together to save the fate of their undersea world. Adding to the mayhem are friends and nemeses alike, including Patrick (Tommy B.), Sandy (Savannah L.), Squidward (Rory G.), Mr. Krabs (Tanner P.s), Pearl (Marne M.), Plankton (Max H.), and Karen (Brynn A.). With lives hanging in the balance and all hope lost, can they save their beloved home? No problemo, as an unexpected hero rises up!
This energetic show, based on the Nickelodeon ...
Petitions Available for BOE Candidates:
The Webster CSD Budget Vote and Election of Candidates is Tuesday, May 21 at Webster Schroeder High School. Anyone wishing to run for the board of education (BOE) may pick up a nominating packet from the district clerk’s office, 119 South Avenue, Webster, weekdays, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Petitions must be returned to the district clerk’s office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 22. The two candidates receiving the highest number of votes will each serve three-year terms beginning July 1.
Questions about candidacy or eligibility may be referred to District Clerk Heather Murphy at (585) 216-0001 or firstname.lastname@example.org during the office hours noted above.
Important Dates to Remember
Prekindergarten Lottery Opens:
Lottery applications for Webster CSD’s 2024-25 prekindergarten program are now available online! Applications will be accepted now through Thursday, March 14.
One Webster families with a child who will be 4 years old on or before December 1, 2024, but who are not eligible for kindergarten, that child is eligible for prekindergarten enrollment for the upcoming school year.
Webster CSD PreK is a play-based program that engages students in social and emotional skills with a heavy emphasis on communication. The district offers both full-day and half-day options for families. Locations are determined by the lottery and according to the child's home catchment for kindergarten.
For more information and to complete a lottery application, please ...
Work of One Webster Art Students, Teachers on Exhibit Together:
The community is invited to come enjoy the works of art of several One Webster students and their teachers.
Nazareth College's Arts Center Gallery, 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, is celebrating Shared Spaces . This biennial show allows local artist teachers to submit one work of a chosen student alongside a work of their own, celebrating the unique apprenticeship process that occurs between teacher and student.
This year One Webster exhibiting artists are Webster Thomas students (with teachers) Carson H. (Kat Harrison), Jessica V. (Cathy Morrill Crockett), and Gweneth T. (Todd Stahl) and Webster Schroeder students (with teachers) Gianna G. (Cate Zalewski), Alexandra Z. (Danielle Zatkowsky), and Corintia G. (Cheryl Simon).
Shared Spaces’ celebratory opening ...
Kindergarten Registration Now Open:
Webster CSD kindergarten registration for the 2024-25 school year is open. Welcome to the Class of 2037!
Families with an incoming kindergartner may register them via the Infinite Campus Parent & Student Portal by clicking More > Student Registration and completing the 2024-25 registration completely online. All registrations completed via the portal are streamlined by accessing the current information on file.
Families who do not have an incoming kindergartner for the 2024-25 school year, please help us spread the word to your friends and neighbors in the One Webster community that registration is open.
Webster CSD encourages families to register early as it takes a substantial amount of time and planning for the appropriate ...
Investors Sought for Shark Tank-Style Panel:
High school students in the Webster Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) will pitch their businesses in Shark Tank -style to a panel of investors this spring, and Webster YEA! is looking for local businesses and persons to be the next Kevin O'Leary, Daymond John, or Barbara Corcoran for these budding entrepreneurs.
YEA! transforms Webster Schroeder and Webster Thomas students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Through the year-long program, Webster YEA! students generate business ideas, conduct market research, write business plans, pitch to a panel of investors, and launch their very own companies. Investors pledge $700 toward student businesses and join the in-person Shark Tank -style presentation of student entrepreneur business proposals to be held on Thursday, ...
Willink Student-Parent Band Celebrates 30 Years:
It’s the 30th anniversary of the Willink Student-Parent Band and what better way to celebrate than to strike up the band!
Music in Our Schools Month is the perfect time to celebrate with a concert for the community, on Saturday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. at Willink Middle School, 900 Publishers Parkway. Tickets are $ at the door.
Join conductors Matt Osika and Tiffany DiPiazza and the band for a spectacular evening of music at the 30th Annual Community Band Concert, featuring talented middle school students, alumni, and their parents performing together in a vibrant concert band. Harmonies of past and present generations will fill the air as they celebrate three decades of musical excellence. Don’t miss this heartwarming event that brings the community ...
Results on Budget ThoughtExchange Shared:
In January, Webster CSD held a month-long ThoughtExchange, asking all district community members a series of questions that sought feedback on district budgeting.
Webster CSD welcomed feedback from all district stakeholders on planning a budget for a school district that serves 8,100 students and 1,600+ staff members. Knowing the feedback of our community helps us develop a budget that reflects your input for our students. Thank you to everyone who participated.
This ThoughtExchange closed January 31. The results were presented to the Webster CSD Board of Education at its February 13 meeting and are available online at websterschools.org/thoughtexchange .
Business Pros Share Expertise with Young Entrepreneurs:
The Webster Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) welcomed leaders from several local businesses to its annual CEO Roundtable Luncheon on February 8.
Panelists share their expertise with the students.
Webster YEA! thanks: John Gabriele of Marina Autogroup, Jerry Christopher of State Farm Insurance, Ben Austin of West Herr New York, Barry Howard of Webster Chamber of Commerce, Lisa Schlonski of Lala, and Michael Oldfield of M.O. Pasta . These local business professionals lunched with groups of students, sharing their expertise with the young entrepreneurs and answering their questions. The day concluded in a panel format in which the professionals shared their business stories with the students and other special guests.
Panelists answer students' ...
Camp Invention is Coming to Webster:
In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame ® , Webster CSD is excited to offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention® program to children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. Taking place at Spry Middle School, 119 South Avenue, Webster this inspiring, weeklong summer experience provides opportunities for open-ended, hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering and more! Taking on a variety of exhilarating activities each day, children have fun collaborating with friends, thinking creatively and inventing their own solutions to real-world challenges.
The week begins on July 22 with David Gorski serving as director. The all-new 2024 program will spark the imagination of both new and returning campers with an adventure full of inspiration, ...
Winter Closures Due to Weather:
Webster CSD families are reminded that if weather prohibits students from attending school or necessitates closing school early, this information will be communicated as soon as it is available using the district’s ParentSquare system. Information will also be provided on the district website (websterschools.org), on district social media, and to local television and radio stations.
When school is closed due to weather, all aquatics, community education, and evening classes and activities are canceled as well. WonderCare may be an exception; please consult their website, websterschools.org/wondercare .