Welcome to the Webster Elementary School!
We are a 4K-4th grade school with about 270 students and 32 staff. My name is Martha Anderson. I am the principal here, and have been principal for 14 years and the school counselor for 12. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from UW Eau Claire, a Masters of Science degree in both School Counseling and Administration from UW Superior and a post graduate degree from Bethel University in St. Paul in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. I grew up in Southwest Wisconsin, but have lived in Northwestern Wisconsin for over 35 years. In my free time I enjoy watching the Packers, and fishing with my husband Wayne.
We have a great staff, with a good mix of seasoned veterans and some young staff, full of energy. We have won the "Wisconsin School of Recognition" award for nine years. This is awarded by the State to Title 1 schools who score in the top 25% with the State testing. This is something our students and staff can hang their hats on.
Each year we have a "Tiger Pride" theme, which centers around the acronym ROAR. This stands for the character traits of "Respectful, Outstanding, Academic, and Responsible." We raise moneys through a chocolate sale every other year, and through collecting "Box Tops for Education" for an activity fund. This is used to buy Tiger Pride t shirts for everyone to remind them of our Tiger Pride. We also have Tiger Pride cards that we give out when we see a student exemplifying good behavior, above and beyond. They get a Laffy Taffy, and their name goes into a drawing for a bigger prize which is given out on Fridays from a drawing of the names from the Laffy Taffy winners.
We have a technology rich educational environment, which lends itself to personalized learning. Our teachers provide what we call student "voice and choice." This means that we are working make our teaching student centered, differentiated, broken down to the level that the student is at, and progressing when they are ready to. Our many web based programs enable us to do this, along with our I Pads at the K-1 level and Chromebooks at the 2-4 level. We are also working with the students to find strategies for them to take ownership in their learning in ways that are developmentally appropriate.
If you have any questions or concerns about your child's learning, please call or set up a meeting. We want to make their educational experience as successful and as positive as possible.