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Today: 5/1/17

Home-School Connection Newsletter 2016-17




Webster County School District's High Attendance Award Winner 2014-15 and 2015-16

Congratulations to Heather VanWinkle for being named "1WC" November 2015 Employee of the Month!  

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Thank You Day 11/24/15

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Principal, Dawn Forker,

Welcomes Sebree Students 




We are Respectful

We are Responsible

We are Safe

We are Sebree Elementary School

WC "All Day, Every Day" StudentĀ Attendance Initiative

Congratulations to Sebree Elementary for being the March 2017 WC District Attendance Winner!!

A recent study shows that students who miss more school than their peers consistently score lower on standardized tests, regardless of their age, demographic group or where they live.

Improving student attendance is an essential, cost-effective but often overlooked strategy for school improvement, closing achievement gaps and ensuring all our students are on-track to learn and succeed.

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Sebree's MARCH 2017 attendance rate was 94.51%.

Sebree Receives Mini Grant

Congratulations to Sebree Elementary School for being a "Delta Dental Making Smiles Happen Arts in Education" grant recipient! Sebree Elementary will receive $540 to enhance students' arts in education experience. The award amount is given in a voucher to fund a performance by the Kentucky Shakespeare Arts Group which will perform at Sebree. The Grant is sponsored by Delta Dental of Kentucky and the Fund for the Arts.

Sebree Students Take the Lead


Each grade level participated in Students Take the Lead as a school-wide event. Intermediate grade students were given an extreme environment in which they were to work collaboratively to research and create a mode of survival using everyday household items. The students brought in the items needed for the project.  In addition to the research and model, the students also created a presentation of their choice to a buddy class in the primary grades. Students had to use communication and problem solving skills. The creation of the models for survival forced students to think deeper and have discussions around what would be the most suitable for their environment. 

The primary grade students were very attentive to their older peers during the presentations. They were very intrigued by the models and took their role in developing an art project to supplement or enhance the presentations very seriously.  They took pride in their work and enjoyed the guidance of older peers.

  • Kindergarten/3rd Grade: Learned about Antarctica, its climate and how to survive there
  • 1st and 4th Grades: Learned about the moon and space travel to the moon
  • 2nd and 5th Grades: Learned about the bottom of the ocean and about ways to survive underwater
  • 1st, 2nd and 6th Grades: Learned about life at the base of an active volcano

Click HERE for more information on Sebree's 1st Semester Students Take the Lead Projects.

Sebree Elementary Receives Energy Star Award

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) prestigious ENERGY STAR is the national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. This signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency.

Baptist Health Madisonville, Sebree Elementary School and Webster County Schools Team Up with Project Fit America to Get Kids Physically Fit


Sebree Elementary School will formally take its role as a Webster County host and model school for Project Fit America (PFA), a national public charity dedicated to getting kids fit since 1990. Please join us for the Opening Day Kick Off and Fitness Celebration at Sebree Elementary on October 21, 2016 @ 9:30 am.

Sebree Elementary was one of four schools in the area to be awarded a $16,350 grant from the Baptist Health Madisonville for the Project Fit America (PFA) program. PFA is a non-profit organization that implements innovative Fitness in Education in elementary schools. “Our school applied for this grant to offer our students an opportunity that would otherwise be unachievable in obtaining fitness equipment and program support to assist with health and fitness. By bringing Project Fit America to Sebree all students will benefit greatly!” stated Dawn Forker, Sebree Principal.

The Project Fit America grant funded by Baptist Health Madisonville includes state-of-the-art fitness equipment specifically designed to address the deficit areas where children fail fitness tests; indoor fitness equipment; a dynamic curriculum with games, activities and challenges for kids with the PFA outdoor & indoor equipment; the program also teaches character development, sportsmanship, team work and leadership skills.

“The partnership between our organizations will serve as a cornerstone for enduring community health and wellness. Baptist Health Madisonville’s sponsorship of Project Fit America is another example of our proactive response to the growing need for medical and wellness services in our community,” stated Kristy Quinn-Marketing and PR Coordinator. Quality fitness in education has a direct impact not only a child’s health but their academic success,” said Stacey Cook, Executive Director, “We are extremely proud of Baptist Health Madisonville for their commitment to bring this program to the community and for their dedication to improving the health and wellness of children.”

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Sebree Elementary District Attendance Winner 2015 and 2016!


Sebree Supt2Kids 

Dr. Yarbrough held a Supt2Kids meeting at Sebree on November 11th, 2015. Sebree Elementary students were chosen to participate on this Superintendent Advisory Council. Dr. Yarbrough shared information about great new things that are in place this school year. She asked the students to share the things they liked the best about their educational experience at Sebree as well as things that would make their experience better.                                                

Sebree Alpha Academy

Webster County Schools are excited to announce the establishment of the Webster County Alpha Academy for the 2015-16 school year. Alpha Academy is an early childhood partnership with Audubon Area Headstart to offer additional state licensed early childhood services to families in Webster County.  There will be 4 new rooms which will serve 6 weeks old to 3 years old and a Child Development Center that will serve children 3 years to 5 years old.  The locations will be at Providence Elementary and Sebree Elementary.  Providence will serve 2 rooms of 6 weeks to 3 year olds and Sebree will serve 2 rooms of 6 weeks to 3 years old. The Child Development Center will serve 3 to 5 year olds.  There will be 16 slots available for the 6 weeks to 3 year old rooms at both locations. There will be 18 slots available at the Child Development Center.  Individuals are eligible either by private pay or income eligible.  This opportunity is a result of a grant written and awarded to Aububon Area Headstart.  We look forward to the great opportunities that Alpha Academy will bring to our families of Webster County. For enrollment information, please contact  please contact Steffanie Smith. Her e-mail is stsmith@audubon-area.com and her phone number is 270-835-7687.

2016-17 School Handbook, click here

Congratulations Carrie Tanner

Congratulations Carrie Tanner for being selected April 2017 "1WC" Employee of the Month!! We appreciate you!!

L to R: Carrie Tanner and Venita Murphy, BOE Member

Congratulations Linda Egbert

Congratulations to Linda Egbert, Sebree ESL Instructional Assistant, for being selected January 2017 "1WC" Employee!! We appreciate you!!

L to R: Linda Egbery and Mickey Dunbar, BOE Vice Chair

Sebree Elementary 2016-17

Sebree Students Take the Lead, December 2016

Sebree Recognized for Physical Activity Best Practice

Congratulations Sebree Elementary for being one of 55 schools across the nation recognized by "Let's Move, Active Schools" for its wellness initiatives. Sebree received a $100 e-gift card for its progress in implementing physical activity best practices and creating an Active School environment for students.  Click HERE to see the full story.

Project Fit Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on October 21, 2016

Council of Councils Meeting October 17, 2016

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Career Development for Elementary Students:

Career Cruising Site