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The Last Concert


Last Wednesday, Dec 21, Webster Elementary held its Annual Christmas concert.

The 2nd grader classes sang wholesome songs led by Mrs. Kimberlee Kicker. But this was not just a Christmas concert. After 27 years of teaching for the R-1 School District, Mrs. Kicker has announced that she is retiring this year.

During the school year, "I've had to reassure the students and tell them that I'm still teaching for the rest of the school year." Kicker giggles. She then reflected on her announcement. "It is a bittersweet moment. I'll miss the performances, even more so than the classes."

Kicker's 27-year career includes teaching every students of Webster Elementary. She also worked with the Bluejay Singers, formerly the Junior Jays. Kicker was also involved with the Jaywalkers for 12 years.

Just because Kicker is retiring does not mean she is slowing down. She has lots of plans.

"I have six grandkids I will probably see more often. I will also check in on my parents more often."

Kicker continues, "There are a few things volunteer-wise that I've always wanted to spend a little bit more time with. One of those is the Choice Pregnancy Center. I have wanted to volunteer a little bit more on that and I never really have so I'm hoping that I might get involved with that a little bit more. I want to volunteer a little bit more often with my church, First Baptist Church of Marshfield. More so in that area, I don't think I'm gonna go back to work at least right away. I'll have to think and pray about that. Whether or not I'm gonna go back and get a part-time job, but it's really not on my radar right now."

On behalf of Marshfield and Webster Elementary, we thank you, Mrs. Kimberlee Kicker, for the countless concerts and memories you helped create.


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