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Friday, October 17, 2014

ACHIEVING AR GOAL

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Taylor Harnage, a fifth grade student in Mrs. Eddierene S. Prather’s reading class at Webster County Elementary School, has fifty-eight AR points.  She has almost achieved the AR goal for the year.  The AR goal for the year is eighty points. Congratulations to Taylor Harnage and continue to read!  


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

2014 Webster County JV Football Season

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The 2014 Junior Varsity Football Season was a success this year here at Webster County.  The program was led Dermaris K. Battle, Zachary Blanchard, James McCullough, and John Greene.  We ended the year with roughly 22 players that stayed committed from the start of conditioning to the final game.  Offensively, the team was led by Junior QB Kevith “Skeebo” Evans, Senior RB DeChristian Walton, Senior WR/RB Joshua Jackson, Sophomore RB Jacob Campbell, and Sophomore WR Tyler...

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Hoopin’ Hundreds Club

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BLAZE the Bobcat of Webster County Schools made a special visit to Mrs. Deidre Sterling’s Kindergarten class.  He stopped by to congratulate Logan Weeks for learning 100 sight words!  Logan will now be able to participate in our Accelerated Reading Program.  Way to go Logan!!

Happy Hallowiener

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Students in Mrs. Jackson’s Kindergarten class at Webster County Elementary did a really fun activity for Halloween. Students read the book Hallowiener by Dav Pilkey. The main character is Oscar who is a dachshund that has to dress as a hot dog for Halloween. Afterwards, students thought back on the story and drew pictures of things that happened at the beginning, middle and end of the story. They then made a foldable where they used their own picture of Oscar.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Ms. Betty Eschmann’s Science Classes

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Sixth graders at Webster County School in Ms. Betty Eschmann’s science classes have been studying rocks and minerals. They recently observed some common rock-forming minerals, and did scratch and streak tests on them. They learned about the Moh’s Hardness Scale. They found out that talc is the softest mineral and can flake off when scratched with a fingernail and that diamond is the hardest mineral and can scratch all other minerals. 


Thursday, October 09, 2014

“The Masque of the Red Death”

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In Ms. Beth Blankenship’s Tenth Grade English class at Webster County High School, students have been studying symbolism, allegory, and Edgar Allan Poe.  After reading “The Masque of the Red Death” and thoroughly discussing the symbolism of the story, students created masks which depict colors and symbols from the story.  Students wrote short essays explaining the symbolism of their masks, and they presented their findings to the class.  

Mrs. Jamie McCullough’s 2nd Grade Class

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The students in Jamie McCullough’s 2nd grade class at Webster County Elementary have been learning about how matter changes. Students have been discussing how you can cut, bend, tear, etc matter.  Students have learned how when you cut or slice a solid, the mass stays the same. Students used blocks, a whole apple, and a balance to see if the mass changed before it was sliced and after! 

Coach Batts’ Physical Education Class

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2nd Grade students at Webster County Elementary play bowling Soccer in Coach Batts’ Physical Education class. The students combined the two sports to come up with a way to learn about soccer and bowling rules. 


Monday, October 06, 2014

Webster County School Teacher of the Year

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Mrs. Susan Stephens is a life long resident of Webster County.  She is married to Roulf Stephens, a Webster County farmer, and they have two grown children, Caleb and Colt.  Mrs. Stephens has spent 20 years teaching in grades K-3 in Sumter and Webster Counties.  She holds a BS in Early Childhood Education, an M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction, an Ed.S in Teacher Leadership, and certification in Special Education Language Arts and Social Studies.  She is trained as a Dyslexia...

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Friday, October 03, 2014

Mrs. Ann Swain’s 8th Grade Reading Class

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The Webster County Middle School Reading Class would like to congratulate Willow Blodgett on reading a million words. She is in Mrs. Ann Swain’s 8th grade Reading class. She has actually read 1,762,514 words since school started. The middle school has a goal of reading a million words during the school year. Congratulations once again, Willow. 

Ms. Tiffany Hagerson’s Third Grade Class

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Ms. Tiffany Hagerson’s third grade class has been learning about Paul Revere in Social Studies.  Pictured above are students reading about Paul’s Midnight Ride in preparation for making a “Wanted Poster” where they will be listing all that Revere did, and why the British wanted him.


Thursday, October 02, 2014

Mrs. Sallie Minick's 5th Grade Study Skills Class

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Students in Mrs. Sallie Minick's 5th grade study skills class have been reviewing their reading standards. They are currently learning how to find, read and comprehend informational texts, including items as newspapers articles, internet, dictionary, and encyclopedias.


Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Ms. Derricca Holmes’ 3rd grade Class

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Ms. Derricca Holmes’ 3rd grade class has been discussing the uses of scientific tools.  They were able to read about the use of each tool and discuss how to use it safely.  Skyler Bryant is looking into the microscope; Chrishawn Hollis and Michael Crull are using the magnifying glasses; Jaiden Harrell is looking into the looking glass; Jeromecia Griffin is using a dropper; Josiah Remy is using a ruler to measure a line accurately; Martha Scott Harry is checking the classroom temperature...

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Vocabulary Flip Charts

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The students in Mrs. Eddierene S. Prather’s fourth grade reading class are currently working on informational text.  Mrs. Letita Robinson, a Georgia Southwestern State University student, gives the students directions on making a vocabulary flip chart. The flip chart will be used as a student tool.  The students were very attentive during the instructions.

“Informational Text”

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The students were asked the essential questions:  What is informational text? Where is informational text found? What is a fact? What is an opinion?  The opening/mini-lesson started with letting the students know that informational text is information.  Then they were also asked what was factual information and to give examples.  During student work time, they received a packet that covered locating facts.  After successful completion of the handouts, students were allowed...

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Mrs. Jill Marshall’s Class

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Mrs. Jill Marshall’s students are glad to be back at school!  This month they have been learning about following the rules at school as well as out in the community.  This year all of Mrs. Marshall’s students will be using interactive notebooks in their subject areas which are a great way for them to participate in hands on learning experiences.  The students also enjoy reading together as pictured below.  They also conducted a science experiment involving the effects...

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NOTICE:

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The Webster County School System invites all parents, community and business leaders to our Annual Title Parent Meeting on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 4:00 PM in the school’s cafeteria.  This will offer all stakeholders the opportunity to learn what it means to be a Title I school. Other topics to be discussed include how we spend our Federal money, our School Improvement Plan, Title I requirements, our Designation status, Parent Involvement opportunities, and School-Parent Compacts....

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Parent Resource Center at Webster County Schools

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The Webster County Parent Resource Center is located in the media center.  The Parent Resource Center provides:  effective parental involvement brochures, parent resources (books and videos), and a lending library (parents and students may check out books and videos).  The Parent Resource Center is available to parents and students from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.  Please contact Mrs. Staci Israel at 229-828-3365 or sisrael@webster.k12.ga.us.


Friday, September 26, 2014

Mrs. Stephens' Class

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Diving into good books.   These first grade students in Mrs. Stephens' class at Webster Co. Elementary dove into the classroom library with much enthusiasm during the first few weeks of school. The students are encouraged to visit the classroom library several times a week to enjoy the ever changing array of both fiction and nonfiction titles.   

Tarantula Fever

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Over the summer Mr. Robert Bailey, a science instructor at Webster County High School, purchased two more of his favorite kind of critters…tarantulas! Down the blue hall you can enter Mr. Bailey’s room and find Cocoa and Lilo, two Rose Hair Tarantulas. This summer Bailey purchased spiderlings (baby spiders) of the species Mexican Red-Knee and Greenbottle Blue. Both varieties, when mature, will be about the same size as the Rose Hair Tarantulas he has had for years.            ...

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