If you have a child who will be entering Kindergarten this fall and attended the KinderBoost Summer SOLE program at Glade Elementary or Webster Springs Elementary, please take a moment to complete the survey. The survey can be accessed online at the county and school's webpages. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JVRL5BH
Your feedback is important. If you have a child attending the Summer SOLE program, we would love to hear from you. Please take a few minutes to complete this brief survey. Thanks so much! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MN2SH5F
PreK assignments and enrollment visits will be happening soon. If you haven't signed your child up yet, it is not too late. If you have or know a child who will be 4 before July 1st, you can apply online at https://forms.office.com/r/jqgZexaWFE
Your input matters. Provide your feedback as we develop our strategic plan for 2023-24. Help us improve our programs and better serve your needs. Complete the family engagement survey by clicking on the link below or scanning the QR code. https://forms.office.com/r/12YGz033Qe
Webster County Schools will be hosting a Taste of Kindergarten event on Friday, May 19th for any student who will be entering Kindergarten this fall. Glade Elementary will be from 8:00-11:30 am and Webster Springs Elementary will be from 8:30-12:00. If your child did not attend PreK they may register at https://forms.office.com/r/TGtrVg2fBP
. Students currently enrolled in PreK do not need to register for this event. Additional information is available on the PreK page of the WCBOE website and on each school's website. You may contact Allison Pyle (304) 847-5638 ext. 2204 or the school for more information.
It's time to register for Preschool 2023-24. Any child who will be 4 prior to July 1 is eligible to apply. Applications are available online at https://forms.office.com/r/jqgZexaWFE
, or you may call (304) 226-5991 to schedule an appointment.
Applications for summer enrollment are now open. If you have a child entering Prek-12 grade who is interested in attending SOLE, fill out an application today https://forms.office.com/r/ZG9dXJ5Xvs
Webster County Schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, March 15, 2023 due to weather and road conditions. The County Social Studies Fair will be on Thursday the 16th now. Central Office staff will report on a two hour delay.
Superintendent Rogers has declared this Friday, March 10, 2023 to be a Remote Learning Day for all students and staff at all schools.
The Girls’ Basketball Team will be returning to Charleston this Friday 3/10/23 for the second round of the State Tournament. Spirit buses will be available. Students in grades 7-12 wishing to attend will need to be at Webster County High School by 10:00 a.m. or meet a bus at the nearest elementary school at the following times:
Hacker Valley Elementary- 9:00 a.m.
Webster Springs Elementary- 9:30 a.m.
Glade Elementary- 9:30 a.m.
Students will return to Webster County High School by approximately 5:30 p.m. and could ride back to their starting grade school. Parents would need to make arrangements to pick up their child at the following times:
Webster County High School- 5:30 p.m.
Glade Elementary- 5:45 p.m.
Webster Springs Elementary- 5:45 p.m.
Hacker Valley Elementary- 6:00 p.m.
If your child wishes to attend and ride the spirit bus, for those students in grades 7-12, please sign the permission form being sent home tomorrow and return to school along with $6.00 for the ticket by Thursday morning 3/9/23. Your child will also need to bring money for food because they are not permitted to take items into the Charleston Coliseum.
In-person enrollment for Preschool will be Mon., March 13th from 10:00-3:00 at WC Board of Education and Tues., March 14th from 10:00-3:00 at Head Start behind IGA in Cowen. Children turning 4 years old before July 1 are eligible to apply. https://forms.office.com/r/jqgZexaWFE
Girls High School State Tournament Tickets for the game on Tuesday at 11:15 am will go on sale today, March 6, 2023 at 9:00 am at Webster County High School. Adult tickets $10.00 and students $6.00. If you purchase tickets in Charleston, there will be a service charge. Try and buy your tickets from the school. The team will be leaving WCHS today at 6:30 pm. Please come out and cheer the team on as they depart for the State Tournaments. GO HIGHLANDERS!
Several 911 centers around the state have received calls regarding active shooter situations at high schools. Preliminarily, it appears these calls have been false alarms, with no active shooter situations confirmed at this time. While these calls have been false, we are proceeding with a heightened sense of awareness today and the rest of the week. Additionally, we will remind all students and staff that if they see something suspicious, to report it immediately. The WVDE Office of Support and Accountability issued this reminder: Any threat against a school is not just a prank, it is a felony.
Each threat is taken seriously and thoroughly investigated. We are one hundred percent committed to continuing to ensure the health, safety and well-being of students and communities. We diligently work across departments and agencies to respond, monitor, and investigate these alleged threats.
The West Virginia Fusion Center, under the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security, is coordinating response efforts at the state level.
Please reach out for assistance or call the Safe Schools Helpline at 1-866-723-3982 or 911 to report suspicious activities at school facilities or events.
Test your child's nerves with this science experiment
To help your child learn how nerves work, fill three large bowls with water: one with icy, one hot (not scalding), and one room temperature. Have your child put one hand in the hot bowl and one in the cold for one minute. Next, put your child's hot hand in the room temperature bowl. Ask, "Is it hot or cold?" Do the same with the cold hand. Your child's hot hand will feel cold, and the cold hand will feel hot, even though both are in the same water. That's because nerves sense temperature changes relative to what they are used to.
Math makes sense when you spell it out
Writing numbers out in word form is a good way for your child to understand the mathematical concept of place value. Write a list of four or five numbers, such as 562, 73, 184, 16 and 43. Have your child write them in words: five hundred sixty-two, seventy-three, and so on. Then try it in reverse. Write down the words and ask your child to write the numbers.