Principal's Press

25th Edition-December, 2017

Winter Break

Hard to believe we are already nearing Winter break! Our last day of school will be Thursday, December 21 and students return back to school on Wednesday, January 3rd. I wish all of you a relaxing break with family and friends.

-Mr. DeRosa

Kapco Kids2Kids Toy Drive

Webster's Student Council is collecting both toys and cash donations for the Kapco Toy Drive. All donations are due to our school by Friday, December 15th. If your child donates a toy they will receive 2 tickets, and for every dollar your child donates they will receive 1 ticket. After the drive there will be a raffle for a prize. Students can bring their donation to the stage in the Commons first thing every morning.


In addition, our Jazz Choir and Jazz band will be performing at the Kapco event on Saturday, December 16th from 11:00am-12:00pm.


By encouraging children to select and purchase a toy for a child in need, Kids2Kids is about sharing and teaching the joy of giving. The best way is by organizing a toy collection campaign and we hope all of our students participate.


Click http://kids2kidstoydrive.com/ for more information.

-WMS Student Council

MSO Concert

On December 7th, the 7th grade students had the opportunity to see the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra at the CPAC. The PTO and the Cedarburg/Grafton Rotary Club graciously covered the cost for the 7th grade students to attend. To pay the generosity forward, our 7th grade donated money and gifts to the Kapco Kids2Kids Toy Drive to support a great cause. The PTO also hosted a reception for the students prior to the concert. It was a great experinece for our students and staff and we had an excellent time.

-WMS PTO

Robotics

The 6th grade and 7th/8th grade Webster FIRST Lego League Robotics Teams advanced from the Marquette Regional Tournament to the Waukesha Sectional event. This is the first time in Webster History that any team has advanced. The 7th/8th grade team won an award for teamwork and the 6th grade team was nominated for a robot design and programming award. The sectional event will be held on Sunday, December 10th at Waukesha West High School. We will compete against 48 other teams from Wisconsin in hopes of advancing to the state finals. Good luck team!

-Mr. Kniess

Band & Chorus Concert

Congratulations to our choir students on their excellent performance and to our Director, Ms. Vey on completing her first choir concert! We love to see our student's talents on display!

Our band concerts are on Monday, December 11th. 6th Grade is at 6:00pm. 7th at 7:00pm. 8th at 8:00pm. We hope to see you there!

-WMS Music Department

School Closings

For your convenience we will post the school closing announcement on the District website, www.cedarburg.k12.wi.us. In addition, there will be an automated message sent from the district to all district families. The Cedarburg School District communicates with families in a variety of methods. Communication during emergency situations will be sent using the School Messenger/Skylert application. Families are encouraged to keep their Skylert communication methods and contact information current by logging into Skyward Family Access and configuring preferences for phone, email and text message communication. Instructions to do so may be found HERE.

-Mr. DeRosa

Technology and it's Impact

Our staff routinely engages in quick reads, videos, or other research that helps us understand and support our students better. Below is a video featuring Simon Sinek, author and consultant, who speaks to the struggle our students face with the changing scope of our digital culture. As a school we are evaluating our cell phone policy and will determine if we need to make any changes in this current school year and beyond. I encourage our parents to be diligent monitoring their child's social media use if they are using a platform.

-WMS Leadership Team

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL8AsaEJDdo

Winter MAP Testing

Starting on Monday, January 8th we will be starting our winter MAP testing session in both reading and math. This session provides us with valuable information on how our students are progressing and helps us determine if changes in programming need to occur. Please encourage your student to give their best effort. If you would like more information on MAP testing or to see exactly when your student is testing please contact Mrs. Frei at 262-376-6562 or bfrei@cedarburg,k12.wi.us.

- Mrs. Frei