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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Webster High FBLA Advances to State

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The Webster County High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America, FBLA, attended their Regional Leadership Conference, RLC, on Friday, January 16 2015. The conference was held at Moultrie Technical College in Moultrie, GA. Webster County High School is in Region 1 which includes approximately 25 counties. The chapter was led by adviser, Mr. Michael Baker. Chapter members attending the event were Xavier Blodgett, Macario  Mendoza, Acacia McNeill-Hagans, Kimberly Williams, Tylah...

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Cross-sections in Math

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7th graders have been busy working in their geometry unit.  In this unit, they had to describe the two-dimensional shape that was formed when making a cross-section of a three dimensional shape.   Anna Ellis is shown using Play-Doh to create a square pyramid.  The class was then able to slice it to see the shape that was created.  

Million Word Readers

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Mrs. Ann Swain’s Webster County Middle School Reading Class is proud to announce its newest million word readers. These students have met their goal of reading a million words during the school year. Congratulations to Nadia Carassco, Mason Rice, Jacob James, Jatara Frazier, Gavin Horn, Elijah Rice, Payton Johnston, and Clicia Hollis. Keep up the reading!  

Ms. Beth Blankenship and Ms. Paige Ellis's 10th grade English Class

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Students in Ms. Beth Blankenship and Ms. Paige Ellis’s 10th grade English class have been studying The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare.  This week they took a brief break from the play to do a non-fiction activity in which a connection was drawn between Julius Caesar and Abraham Lincoln.  The students read a book review of American Brutus:  John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies and then answered questions and had a class discussion on the parallels...

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WEBSTER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL ANNOUNCES STAR RECIPENTS

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The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program honors Georgia's highest achieving high school seniors and the teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic development. Since its creation in 1958 by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) Program has honored nearly 25,000 high school seniors who have in turn chosen their STAR Teachers to share in this recognition. Every accredited high school in Georgia is eligible to participate...

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Mr. Bailey's 7th. Grade Social Studies Class

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Mr. Bailey’s 7th. Grade Social Studies Class is practicing shared learning. They are using the word wall as a means of discussing the vocabulary of the unit with the rest of the class. 

Ms. Holmes' 3rd Grade Class

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Ms. Holmes’ 3rd grade class is learning about the types of soil in Science.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Outreach Experience came to the school and did some cool activities with the students to help them to know and understand the types of soil.  The students were able to discuss, play games, and answer questions concerning the types of soil.  These activities really gave the students a better understanding of the types of soil.


Monday, January 26, 2015

Making Carbon Dioxide

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At Webster County High School laboratory experiments are occurring in greater and greater numbers in Mr. Rob Bailey’s science class. This past week there were seven labs and typically, whether taking Anatomy, Chemistry, Physics, or Biology, Mr. Bailey has something planned to allow students to witness for themselves some of the more poignant lessons. Recently the Biology students demonstrated the presence of carbon dioxide in the air they exhale using a pH-testing compound known as bromothymol...

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What is Personification?

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The students in Mrs. Eddierene S. Prather’s fifth grade reading class at Webster County School learned that personification is giving human qualities to nonhuman objects.  Personification was discussed with the students.  After going over several examples with the students, they had to identify whether the sentences contained personification. This was done using the Smart Board. The students had to create a poster that displayed personification.  A personification rubric was...

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Measurement!

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Mrs. Jamie McCullough’s 2nd grade  class of Webster County School has been learning about measurement in our math class. Students learned how to read a ruler as well as what unit of measurement is best for measuring different things.   Students completed several activities to help learn this content. 

Quarter 2 Honor Roll

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“A” Honor Roll- Kindergarten Harmoni Andrews, De’Ja Bridges, James Bridges, Robert Alex Bryant, Bryson Cooper, Joshua Elliott, Alyssa Foster, Kymani Hardy, Serena Lockett, Lillian Owens, Audrey Perry, Mason Taylor, Jamarcus Walker, Logan Weeks, Peyton Weeks, Makayla Williams, Melva Williams, Jayla Wills   “A/B” Honor Roll- Kindergarten Kailey Caudle, Demetreus Ellington, Conner Ellis, John Gomez-Moratalla, Alondra Green, Tobias Hayward, Gary Lee, Kabrian...

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Friday, January 23, 2015

"Show and Tell"

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Mrs. Beverly Matthews’ Pre-K class of Webster County School had “Show and Tell” on January 9th.  Each child brought to school a toy he/she received for Christmas.  Pictured is Jimear Moses with his Thomas the Train, Emma Minick with her “Frozen” music box, Charlie Rice with his red Power Ranger, and Ma’Lasia Johnson with her tablet.  After “Show and Tell” each child had a chance to share their toys with one another.

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Learning and Speaking on Historical Topics

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Mrs. Pamela Alridge’s 5th grade students, at Webster County, are working on improving their public speaking abilities. Each student researched and presented information on The Great Depression, The Dust Bowl or The New Deal. 

100 WORDS!!!

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In Mrs. Jackson’s Kindergarten class at Webster County Elementary School, students have been learning their sight words since the beginning of school. Peyton Weeks was the first student in class that reached the goal of 100 words. She got to take a picture with Blaze (our school mascot) and she was given a special prize for reaching this goal. Good Job, Peyton!!

Blaze and his Buddies!

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Mrs. Deidre Sterling’s Kindergarten class would like to say Congratulations to Logan Weeks and Serena Lockett.  These students have learned all Pre-Primer, Primer, and First Grade Dolch sight words!  Thanks so much to family and friends that have helped them reach this goal. 

Webster County FFA: Monthly Newsletter

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This month the Webster County High School FFA program has been working on a pasture. So far, the students have put up the posts and have cemented them in. This pasture is for the two calves that we have raised here in our FFA program since the beginning of November. The students have also just built a chicken coop for the chickens that we plan to get soon. It is very exciting to see our FFA program grow, and our goal is to keep working and keep it growing. By: Savannah Donnelly

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Mrs. Selma Mosley-Crawford's First Grade Class

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Emma Adams, a student in Mrs. Selma Mosley-Crawford’s First Grade class at Webster County Elementary is working on building her fluency. She is using a whisper phone to read. The phone allows her to hear herself as she reads.  Students really enjoy using the phones when they are reading.

Ms. T. Hagerson's Class

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The third grade students in Ms. T. Hagerson’s class have been studying rocks and minerals. As a follow up activity, students were asked to bring in a “pet rock”.  Students then named, measured, tested to see if it would sink or float, noted the texture, color, and luster of their rock, and finally shared this information with the class.


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ms. Betty Eschmann's Eighth Grade Science Classes

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Students in Ms. Betty Eschmann’s Eighth Grade science classes at Webster County Schools recently did an experiment involving air pressure. We lit a piece of paper and put it into a jar that had an opening just smaller than the size of a boiled egg. Next, students placed a boiled egg on the mouth of the jar. Voila! The egg went into the jar even though the mouth was smaller than the egg. How did this work? As the flame went out, the air inside the jar cooled causing the air pressure to be...

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Webster County Schools Successful with Statewide Scores Again

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The state of Georgia has released its report card for all public schools in the state.  This report is known as the College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI).  It measures the extent to which a school, school district, and the state are successfully making progress in a number of key areas, such as content mastery, student attendance, and the next level of preparation.  Webster County Schools have again excelled according to this report card.  Webster County scored...

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