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2nd Annual Wayne County Archery Classic Archery

A huge turn out of archers attended the second annual Cardinal Classic Archery Competition on Dec. 14-15 held at the Wayne County Middle School's gymnasium. Congratulations to numerous local archers on the Elementary, Middle School, and High School teams won awards. 

ATC Students Perfect Masonry Skills (L-R) J.R. Lowe and Hailie Wise

November 26th through the 30th was Masonry Week in Carpentry Class at the Area Technology Center. This yearly event gives insight to students about the trade and allows them to actually practice laying block.

Doubleheader Basketball Games Well Attended on December 11 aubrey's freethrow!

The Cardinal Boy's Team was narrowly defeated by Pulaski County in overtime with a score of 83 - 79. Their next game is away at Danville on December 14th. The Lady Cards were defeated by Southwestern 43 - 56. They play West Jessamine at home on December 15th at 3:30 p.m.

All District Band Members to Perform January 12th high school

Congratulations to the Wayne County band members who were selected for this honor. The All District Band will participate in a workshop on January 11th followed by a performance on January 12th at Lindsey Wilson College.

Wayne County Schools Participate in Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade Student Government float included our mascot, the Cardinal during the Christmas Parade

This year's theme was "Hometown Country Christmas." Winner of the Best Academic Float was Wayne County High School Student Government Association. Second place in that division was awarded to the Wayne County High School Lady Cardinal Soccer Team.

Monticello Elementary 21'st Century students to present Elf The Musical JR. Elf

Wayne County’s 21'st Century program at Monticello Elementary is proud to be presenting
another one of their musical hits on Monday, December 17'th at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Wayne County Archery Team will be hosting the Second Annual Cardinal Classic Archery Competition on Dec. 14 and 15 Archery Team performs well at first competition

There are 72 Elementary, Middle and High School archers on the Wayne County Team this year. The Archery Team's first tournament of the season was held December 1st at McCreary County. Local archers brought home numerous awards they earned. They are looking forward to a large gathering of archers attending the upcoming Cardinal Classic at the Wayne County Middle School.

Trio of Wayne County Golfers and Wayne County Golf Coach Named to All-Region Team Golf

The Kentucky Golf Coaches Association announced the selection of the 10th Region awards. Junior Reese Sexton, Junior Kameron Gehring, and Freshman Gehrig Sexton were all selected to the team; with Reese Sexton voted player of the year and Gehrig Sexton placing third in voting for player of the year. Coach Stewart Gregory was voted Coach of the Year in the 10th Region, only the second time in school history that a Wayne County coach has received such an honor.

Wayne County Lady Cards and Cardinal Basketball Teams play at home in Doubleheader Tuesday, Dec.11th Boys Basketball Team undefeated

Basketball season has been underway for the Girl's and Boy's teams. The Cardinals have been on the road with three wins having already defeated Garrard County, Lincoln County and Southwestern to date. They play their first home game Dec. 11 against Pulaski County at 7:30 p.m. Then they head to Danville on Dec. 14 and Mercer County on Dec. 17. The Lady Cards started their season at home defeating North Laurel. They went on the road and suffered losses at Casey and Lincoln Counties. They beat McCreary Central on Dec. 7 away and return home to play Southwestern Dec. 11th at 6:00 p.m. Go Cards!

Mat Cards finish 4-1 at Stone Memorial Duals in Crossville, Tennessee Colin Tucker

The Wayne County Wrestling team traveled to Crossville, Tennessee on Saturday December 8th, for the Stone Memorial Duals. The Mat Cards finshed 4-1 in the dual tournament. 

WCHS students can take advantage of new perk in their library

In addition to being able to use our library catalog - Destiny - online from any computer, now when students visit the library they can search for items via the Destiny Kiosks! These are very user friendly and always on!

GEAR UP Students Toured Georgetown College and Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky Group photo of gear up

The GEAR UP program helps students learn about future training and college opportunities so they can better prepare while in high school. 

FBLA Hosts Annual Food Drive Challenge fbla

The annual Food Drive Challenge starts on Friday, December 7th and runs through next Friday, December 14th. This is a competition among 1st period classes to see which class can collect the most non-perishable food items. The winning class receives a doughnut party courtesy of FBLA during the week of December 17th.

Study Abroad Trip to Greece offers discount due December 7th Greece trip

GREAT NEWS if your are still considering the Greece 2020 Travel Study Tour! The tour has exceeded its enrollment goal, but due to interest, ten more spots have been opened! Enroll by Friday, December 7th to receive the $200 discount. Contact GT Coordinator Jennifer Chaplin for more information.

Luke Troxell Memorial Duals held at first home meet wrestling on the mat at home

The Wayne County Wrestling team opened their season Saturday December 1 at home in the Luke Troxell Memorial Duals. The dual tournament featured the three top teams from region 8 which included: Wayne County, Madison Central, and Danville. The Mat Cardinals will be back in action on Saturday December 8 when they travel to Stone Memorial High School for the I 40 Duals in Crossville, Tennessee. Start time is 10:00 am.

Senior Colton Morrow Chosen as Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship Recipient Colton Morrow

Senior Colton Morrow has been chosen as Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship recipient from Wayne County High School. 

WCHS JROTC/FCA Team up to prepare and deliver Thanksgiving meals to needy Volunteers help prepare meal

A crew of students and staff members worked tirelesly to provide 850 meals for the less fortunate. Each year this group of volunteers do an awesome job planning, preparing and delivering holiday meals!

Lady Cards defeat North Laurel in exciting first game of the season Coach McKinley guiding the Lady Cardinals

Congrats to the Lady Cards playing hard and winning in their home season opener 57-55. They were defeated by Casey County on the road Friday, November 30th. They continue to play on the road December 4th at Lincoln County, followed by a game on December 7th at McCreary Central. Their next home game is Tuesday, December 11 when they play Southwestern. Go Cards this season!

University of the Cumberlands Chamber Choir Christmas Concert Chamber CHoir from University of the Cumberlands

The Monticello Woman's Club is pleased to present the Chamber Choir from the University of the Cumberlands. The  Christmas Concert is December 3rd,  at 6:30 pm at the Wayne Historical Theater. The choir is under the direction of Dr. Jeff Smoak.

Early Childhood Education Students Receive First Industry Certification Group Photo

Students in the Early Childhood Education pathway received the first industry certificate of the stackable certificates on November 19, 2018 that will make them career/transition ready in the field.

Two WCHS students placed first in the GFWC - KY 9th District student art contest Art Contest

Monticello Woman's Club proudly presented Madison Johnson and Andrea Huffer with 1st place certificates for their winning entries in the GFWC-Ky 9th District student art contest. Both students are now qualified to represent Monticello Woman's Club and Wayne County High School at the GFWC-Ky state contest for students. Madison, grade 11, won the 3D computer sculpture category. Andrea, grade 10, won the computer design category for her original art design. This contest was open to all students grade 9 through 12 in the 16 counties that make up the 9th district.

Relatives Raising Relatives Icon

On Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 11:30am, all guardians who are responsible for the care of a relative child are welcome to participate in the Relatives Raising Relatives meeting. The focus for this meeting will be Kinship Care. The meeting takes place at the Wayne County Public Library.

Spirit of Giving Tree Light at the Center for Rural Development Poster

The Center for Rural Development presents Spirit of Giving Tree Lighting on Nov. 26th at 5:30 p.m.. Celebrate the magic of the holidays with a visit from Santa, music by the Waynetonian Choir, and more before the holiday performance of "Santa's Enchanted Workshop."

Learning Academy students and friends enjoyed a Thanksgiving Feast Student and teacher give thanks

The Learning Academy staff and their families lovingly prepared an outstanding country ham dinner for their students. They dined together in their log cabin classroom expertly decorated for Thanksgiving. Staff members at the Learning Academy include: Jason Kennett, Adam Chaplin and Barbara Simpson-Laws.

WCHS Students Participated in Landscape and Turf Management Class horton's boys

Students did a good job landscaping the beds around the high school. They can complete the Horticulture and Plant Science Systems pathway with this class, Landscape and Turf Management.

Wayne County School District is Going to Greece greek trip

High-achieving WC students will be eligible for a travel study tour to Greece the summer of 2020.

Cardinal College Night coming up logo

WCHS Gear Up program will host Cardinal College Night for sophomores and juniors. The program feaures keynote speaker Jeremey Taylor. Be present for the apple watch drawing.

Check Out Audio/Digital Books in the Wayne County High School Media Center Image: Google Search

The WCHS Library is pleased to offer a large variety of audio books/digital books in multiple forms for the students to read. 

Contact High School for Thanksgiving meals Turkey Dinner

The Wayne County High School JROTC and FCA are once again teaming up to feed the
shut-ins and less fortunate of Wayne County on Thanksgiving Day.

WCHS Salute to Veterans program Connor Denny and his father Allen Denny

SFC(R) Allen Denny, a 1997 graduate of WCHS, was the guest speaker. He shared first hand information and take aways from his service with an appreciative student body. SFC Denny served in many leadership positions from Team Leader to Infantry Company First Sergeant. His combat tours and operational deployment include: Operation Enduring Freedom/Afghanistan (three tours), Operation Iraqi Freedom/IRAQ (one tour). He served a total of 42 months of combat. He is the father of Wayne County High School Junior Connor Denny.     

Bell Veterans Program features their "Adopt a Soldier" JROTC

Bell Elementary put on a unique program honoring veterans. SGT Aaron Ambrosino is their "Adopt a Soldier" that they have sent cards and gifts to this school year. He has served 11 years in the Navy and this is his fourth year in the Army. He is currently stationed in Kuwait. He watched the program and was very appreciative of the school's patriotic efforts.Students in Rhonda Ward's second grade class were featured in the performance under the direction of Music Teacher Susan Helms. Representatives from the JROTC Cardinal Battalion were there to honor the Veterans.  

Check out WCHS Counselors' Corner newsletter CC

On the High School page, under quick links one can find "Counselors Corner," There students can find upcoming events, ACT dates, and much more important dates and information. 

Elfin' Around 3k Run/ Walk Relay For Life fundraiser Elfin around

The run will start at the Wayne County Marketplace on Saturday, December 1st, at 11 a.m. All proceeds donated to Relay for Life.

For more information, visit us at https://www.facebook.com/elfinaroundrunwalk

The Lancaster Grand Theatre Offers Performance for Students The Lancaster Grand Theatre

There are several upcoming performances at the restored theater in Lancaster, Kentucky that will enhance the holidays.

WCHS Tech Design Class Launches New Product tree display

Students are taking advantage of the approaching Christmas season by designing and offering 3D Christmas ornaments.

Over 200 sixth graders participated in Progressive Agriculture Safety Day safety day students

 Wayne County’s Conservation District went all out to teach sixth graders safety tips during the 13th Annual Progressive Agriculture Safety Day. In fact, there were over 50 volunteers anxious to share information with students at the ten outdoor stations.

Wayne County Cardinals ready to play Franklin County in 4A state playoffs Friday, November 8th wchs

The first round of the playoffs featured a showdown between the 7-3 Wayne County Cardinals and the 4-6 North Oldham Mustangs at Jewell Field

Literary Ornament Event WCHS Literary Ornament

Calling All Artist and Creative Lovers of Literature! The WCHS Library is sponsoring a Literary Ornament Creation Event. 

Wayne County Boy's Cross Country Team participates in the State Championship cross c

The Wayne County Boy’s Cross Country Team finished 20 out of 32 teams at the state championship held at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday, November 3.

Over 250 students and their families attended Bell Elementary’s Family Literacy Night The Morrow Family

Bell Elementary classrooms were filled with 78 excited first and second graders dressed in Halloween costumes at the “Learning is Not So Scary” Family Literacy Night. Students and parents had a great time at this special literacy event.

Wayne County High School Boys Cross Country Team advances to state at Super Region All runners starting near the gate

The Wayne County High School Boys Cross Country Team advances to the state competition this coming weekend on November 3rd as a result of their finishes at the Region 5 Class AA Championship held Saturday, October 27th, which was hosted by Wayne County at Cave Lake Event Park.  Go Cards!

FBLA Participates in Bell's Literacy Night FBLA Group

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) provided assistance to Bell Elementary Staff at the Fall Literacy Night. Members of the ATC club read books to first and second graders who attended the "Learning is Not So Scary" event on October 25th. This is one of several service projects the FBLA club is involved in on the Wayne County Schools campus. Mrs. Dana Hurd and Mr. Rob Allen are the advisers of the club, which enhances students' leadership skills. 

Safety at Wayne County Schools emphasized with proclamation signing signing

Wayne County School educators participated in a proclamation signing at the local courthouse to kick off activites and resources made available to students to emphasize school safety. Students signed pledges to be proactive in keeping schools safe, dressed up for Red Ribbon week, and learned about the Tipline that is located on the front page of the school district website during Kentucky Safe Schools Week held October 21-27. 

Author Mike Artell will be speaking at WCMS after school book

Reading Matters! Wayne County Schools’ 21st Century After School program will be hosting a special reading event
Thursday, November 1st at 5:00 p.m. that the community is welcome to attend. Conference speaker Mike Artell will captivate the audience at the Wayne County Middle School with some amazing insights into reading with your child. He is the author of more than 35 books. His talents also include working as an illustrator and cartoonist, as well as being a musician. He has spoken at hundreds of conferences, so don’t miss this interesting special event which is in conjunction with a school literacy grant. Door prizes and refreshments will follow the presentation.

Women in Agriculture Conference Enlighten Several FFA Members members

Local WCHS students learned about new trends in dairy farming and gained knowledge from female farmers. 

Wayne County Board of Education Receives USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) Grant usda logo

Wayne County Board of Education is pleased to announce Wayne County Schools are recipients of the federal Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) funded and regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Riley Hicks named to 12th Region All Tournament Soccer Team Riley Hicks. She was selected as a member of the   12th Region Soccer All Tournament Team, which was announced on   Saturday, October 20 at Southwestern High School.

Congratulations WCHS Freshman Riley Hicks was selected as a member of the 12th Region Soccer All Tournament Team, which was announced on Saturday, October 20 at Southwestern High School.

Lady Cards fought hard at 12th Regional Championship Game volleyball

The Wayne County Lady Cards Volleyball team ended their season at a high level in the 12th Region Championship game at Lincoln County High School, recently.

Wayne County Hosted Fall Classic Cross Country Meet on October 20th high school team

The local event was held at Cave Lake Event course with all three levels of teams competing from various school districts across the area.

21st Century Celebrated Lights on After School with "The Hunger Games...Read! Catch the Fire!" food line

A beautifully displayed buffet of refreshments was enjoyed by the after school kids. The WCHS Drumline was the featured entertainment. All kind of classes, crafts, and information were enjoyed by all who attended the special event.

Wayne County Varsity Cheer Alumni Day 2018 cheer cheer yetet

A Cheer banquet will be held before the girl's game on Saturday, December 15th. 

Band performs in KMEA Quarter Finals on October 20th completing their season Band performing

The marching band's final competition was at the KMEA West AAAA Quarterfinals in Hopkinsville Stadium of Champions. Wayne County Marching Band finished their program "SHATTERED" in 10th place under the direction of Band Director Andy Critz and Asst. Director Tyler Cook. Congratulations on an outstanding season! The band added to the performance each week making great halftime entertainment at the local football games. 

The winners are in.... Pumpkin Character Contest @ the WCHS Library Pumpkins

The library media center got into the fall spirit by hosting a decorated pumpkin contest. It was fun for the students who participated! The contestants decorated a pumpkin to represent their favorite book character or favorite book.

ACT Torch Prep speakers share test strategies with Juniors WKU Graduate Grifffin Fruge was speaking about strategies to use for the ACT

Thanks to the GEAR-Up program, Wayne County High School juniors participated in TorchPrep's unique Boot Camp, which is a fast and proven program to help students dramatically transfor their ACT scores. TorchPrep representatives shared their information with content-specific strategies to help local students on October 18th.    


WCHS Students attend reception and receive trophy for dual credit partnership with Campbellsville College

WCHS students presented Principal Justin Alley with a trophy they received at a reception held at the Campbellsville College Somerset Noe Education Center recognizing their Dual Credit High School partnership. The students were provided with information about scholarship opportunities. 

Seniors Learn Admissions Information from UK Admissions Recruiter UK

The college admission process is starting and Wayne County High School students are meeting with recruiters to match schools with their interests.

Safe School and Red Ribbon Week Seal

This week is KY Safe Schools Week and Red Ribbon Week. Dress up has to meet school dress code and full face and/or body make-up will not be allowed.

WCHS Boys Soccer Team concludes Season All District Team

The Boys Soccer Team competed in the 48th District Championship with Southwestern winning on October 8th. The local team advanced to the 12th Region on October 16th with Somerset defeating Wayne at West Jessamine. Congratulations to soccer athletes Tylan Kennett, Nathan Burks, Jordi Santiz, and William Wright who were named to the All District team.

Wayne County Football Cardinals blast Russell County 50-13... Vote for Aubrey Weaver Aubrey Weaver carrying the ball

The win bumped Wayne County's record up to 6-3. Wayne County will have some time to rest before their next matchup, which is against Madison Southern in two weeks at 7:30 PM. Russell County will take on Clay County at home at 8:30 PM next week. These teams both have had a rocky road up to this point with four consecutive losses for Russell County and five for Clay Country.

Wayne County High School Volleyball Team Named District Champs and in process of advancing at Region! 48th district winning team

Congratulations to the Wayne County Volleyball Team won the 48th District Tournament recently held at McCreary Central. Wayne County beat Southwestern 3-2 to take the championship. They faced Pulaski County at Region on October 17th at Lincoln County winning 3-1. They advanced to play Thursday night, Oct. 18 against Southwestern. Go Cards!

Girls High School Soccer Team scores at district tournament...Good Luck Oct. 17th at Region! Girls Soccer Team advances to Region

Wayne County High School Girls Soccer Team advances to Regional Tournament and competes in second round, Wednesday, October 17th at Southwestern. District Tournament game was held on Monday, October 8th. The Lady Card lost 6-0, but advanced to the regional tournament as district runners-up. 

National School Lunch Week underway Lots 2 Love

Celebrate national school lunch week in the cafeterias this week. The theme this year is “School Lunch Lots 2 Love”.

Wayne County Golfer Reese Sexton Named Kentucky 1st Team All-State Reese Sexton

Reese Sexton ended the 2018 golfing campaign as Wayne County’s all time tournament winner, back-to-back Region 10 Champion, 10th Region Player of the Year, and Kentucky 1st Team All-State.

Golf Team Named Amongst Top Ten in the State WCHS Golfing Group

The Wayne County Cardinals Golf Team completed their best season in school history in 2018. Aside from being in the top ten in the state, the Cardinals won five invitational tournaments, won the 10th Region Championship, placed two golfers on the All-Region Team, and broke numerous school records.

EKU Outreach Coordinator Shared Opportunities Offered through College of Business and Technology laurie and em
October Board of Ed Meeting Features Architect's Drawings for the ATC and Special Recognition of Cadet Sergeant Daniel Ward daniel and family

At the October Board of Education meeting, Architect Mike Sparkman revealed the latest drawings of what the future Area Technology Center will look like and the Board honored Cadet Sergeant Daniel Ward on earning the Distinguished Junior Cadet Leadership Award at Camp Bluegrass JCLC 2018.  

Be Incredible...Reveal Your Superhero! S.T.O.P. Tipline

Take the Be Incredible Pledge through Kentucky Center for School Safety by being strong, understanding, powerful, encouraging, and respectful. Safe schools and Red Ribbon Drug-free observances are being held this month.

Third annual Scarecrow Trail can be seen on Wayne County School Campus Scarecrows representing all the extra-curricular activities lined the front of the WCMS

Go Cards is a familiar theme for fall harvest displays both on and off campus. Many of the decorators participated in the local fundraising event sponsored by the County Homemakers, Women in Agriculture, and Tis the Season Gift Shop. The theme this year is "Support Your Favorite Team/Sports Program." Wayne County Central Office tied with Wayne County Hospital as the winner of the Group/Organization Category. WCMS won the Viewer's Community Choice category. WC School employee Alan Doss and family won the Individual family category. Danny Conley's Monticello Florist Shop won the business category. There were 22 residences, schools and businesses that participated raising $220 for the Imagination Library.

Upcoming FAFSA Workshop FAFSA

An evening FAFSA workshop has been scheduled for Thursday, Nov 1st from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for seniors and their parents.

Monticello Bank hosts Cardinal Security Bank Open House Bank

Students enjoyed the reception held in the school bank.

UK Agriculture Roundup Positive Experience for 11 FFA Students UK Roundup

Wayne County Extension Service hosted a field trip to the UK Roundup at the UK College of Agriculture for local juniors and seniors on September 27. Eleven students enjoyed meeting with program-specific advisors to learn about educational opportunities and scholarships. The Roundup is a four-day series of events for students, faculty, staff and alumni in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment celebrating long-standing traditions, recent accomplishments and future directions.   

Bus Evacuation Drill Transportation Director assisting students at drill

Wayne County Schools will be conducting their second mandated bus evacuation on October 5th at 2:45 p.m., just prior to fall break set for October 8-12.

Men's Soccer Team defeats Berea 3-0 at home Coach Darran Vickery talks with his team

Wayne County Men’s Soccer squad moved to 8-5-1 on the season with a home win over the visiting Pirates of Berea on Senior Night.  The Cardinal’s lone Senior Nathan Burks was honored before the game for all his hard work and dedication to the program.  The senior goalie was able to go out on a high note holding Berea scoreless on the night by providing 8 saves and getting great support from his fellow defenders.  Will Wright lead the scoring effort with two goals on the evening.  Ty Kennett played a terrific header into the back of the net off an outstanding corner kick from Jordi Santiz to set the final score at 3-0, the fifth shutout of the season by the Cardinals. 


Food Service Manager Rebecca Crabtree named 2019 Summer Feeding Champion Kathryn Tucker and Rebecca Crabtree

Wayne County Schools Food Service Department was able to participate regularly with seven sites within the local county during the summer months. They served 2276 breakfasts, 5739 lunches, and 291 suppers during June and July. Past and present local summer feeding program workers have a long standing record of going the extra mile for Wayne County children who needed the meals.

College Application Week begins at WCHS Senior discusses honor program

WCHS Guidance Department has invited several colleges to visit this week (October 1-5). Seniors are welcome to talk to admission counselors to discuss their applications to college, or to receive answers to questions.

Congrats to Band on Placing Second in Class 4A at Cumberland Falls Marching Invitational WC Marching Band

The Wayne Co. Marching Cardinals traveled to Corbin, KY on Saturday, September 20th to compete in the Cumberland Falls Marching Invitational. The band placed 2nd in Class 4A and received Best Percussion in Class 4A. The band also received Best Percussion overall, 2nd Place Color Guard overall and place 3rd overall. The band will compete in KMEA Quarterfinals on October 20th.

Congratulations to Wayne County Golf Team Regional Title winners! Regional Champions

 The Cardinals Golf Team won the 10th Region Title in dominant fashion firing a team total of 296, in turn, defeating runner-up Rockcastle County by thirteen strokes.Wayne County got to celebrate the victory at Wasioto Winds Golf Course in Pineville, KY just three years after they fell short by two shots for a regional championship at the same venue.

WCHS Now Offering New Advanced Placement Classes for Students lang class

With classes back in session at WCHS, five new AP courses began.

Tech Design Class Selling Vinyl Decals poster

Perfect to decorate your Chromebook or use as car decals! 

Softball Team Boosters sponsoring haunted house Holler of Death

The Softball Boosters are sponsoring the "Holler of Death" haunted house, taking place on October 19, 20, 26, 27th, and November 3rd.

Wayne County School levels show improvement in critical subject areas Cardinal Seal

     The 2017-2018 Assessment and Accountability results have been released by the Kentucky Department of Education with all three local levels – elementary, middle and high school of Wayne County Schools scoring higher in Reading, Math and Writing from the previous year’s results.

Wayne County Schools Celebrate High Attendance Day nice nice pic

The Wayne County School District took part in the statewide High Attendance Day. Congratulations to Monticello Elementary who had the highest attendance figures (98.16%) amongst the local schools for the school district. Wayne County Middle School's 97.78% attendance rate placed them as the regional winner for large middle school category. The large elementary school winner was Liberty Elementary with 98.50% attendance and the large high school winner was Adair County High School 95.96%. Wayne County High School focused on spirit week activities leading up to homecoming during high attendance week and scored 95.19% attendance.  

Wayne County Marching Band Traveled to Pulaski County Marching Invitational on September 22nd color guard

The Band received 8th overall in the competition. The Color Guard received 5th place overall, and Percussion placed 6th overall. The band will travel to Corbin High School on Saturday, September 29th for competition in the Cumberland Falls marching Invitational. 

Cardinals Win Decisively Over the Tigers on Homecoming Homecoming King and Queen

Homecoming game successful as Cards roll over Clay County 56-14. On September 28 Cards travel to Rockcastle County to play at 7:30 pm

Homecoming King and Queen were Zach Dishman and Callie Phillips, 1st runners up were Kali Sloan and Johnathan Shepherd, and 2nd runner was Makena Hatfield and Adrian Martin.

Homecoming Candidates and Football Team parade through downtown homecoming group photo

Good Luck to Cards as they face Clay County tonight, Friday at 7:30 p.m. 

Vitality Biometric Screenings Scheduled for staff during October

Forms are attatched that must be filled out prior to the screening. Participants will need to have their Humana Vitality card or Go365 card. The first screening will be held October 1 at Walker Early Learning Center.

Flu Shots will be available in mid October Dates of flu shots for each building

Flu vaccines will be available for students and staff through the Healthy Kids Clinic at specified locations during the week of October 15-19.  

Spirit Week was a success at WCHS senior hallway

Each day students and staff dressed in the theme of the day, pumping up for Homecoming.The hallways were decorated all week long leading up to Homecoming. 

Football Cards Take Care of Business on the Road Against 5A Harlan County WCHS Football Team

The Wayne County High School Football team made the three hour drive over to Harlan County to face the Black Bears Friday night (September 14). The team made it well worth the ride as they came out and made a statement with a 40-12 win.

Go Cards Award Winners Celebrated MVP Award Winners Valerie Hutchinson and George Snyder

Wayne County Schools recognized outstanding staff members from the 2017-2018 school year through nominations from peers, students and the community. Each year, the staff meets on their opening day and the Go Cards classified and certified winners from each building are announced. Selection is based on a  list of outstanding attributes like: dedication and knowledge in their field, does more than necessary and strives to exceed expectations, understands and demonstrates a commitment to students, determined to make a difference each day, and a desire to continue to grow as a professional. Thanks to the Monticello Bank, each person selected received a $100 check and the two "Most Valuable Player" staff members received an additional $150 gift. The staff fondly nominated two outstanding MVPs -  Valerie Hutchinson, a member of the IT Department and 1 SG George Snyder, a JROTC instructor. School Board Chairperson Donna Blevins and Monticello Bank Senior Executive Officer Jean Hicks presented the certificates and gifts.  

Relatives Raising Relatives to Meet September 25th family support flyer

Join us on Tuesday September 25, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. for an organizational meeting to form a support group for families who are responsible for the care of a relative child. 

Band performs in first competition of the season WCHS Band

The Wayne County Marching Cardinals traveled to North Laurel High School for competition on Saturday, September 15th. The band placed 6th overall and 3rd in class 4A with their 2018 show entitled "Shattered". 

SCC College Fair and Tour helps high school students adjust SCC Tour

Seniors and Gear-Up kids went to Somerset Community College to experience a valuable college fair along with a tour of the college, with a stop for pizza.

Kentucky Dual Credit Scholarship helps high school Juniors and Seniors WCHS Upperclassmen learn about Dual Credit Scholarship through the KHEAA

Wayne County High School students have never experienced such a customized approach to the variety of courses they may select from to design their schedules. They can follow traditional classroom courses at the high school, or they might select on-line courses at their fingertips. Not only are the subjects varied, but also the types of classes range from dual credit courses to advanced placement classes to work based learning opportunities like: cooperative education, apprenticeships, internships, or school-based enterprises.

Study Down Under trip recognized at September Board of Education meeting Life From Down Under

Students and the study tour coordinator shared their extraordinary experience in Australia and New Zealand

Wayne County District Parent Teacher Conferences for first quarter underway WCHS Parent Teacher Conference

Wayne County Middle School’s first Parent Teacher Conference of the school year will be Tuesday, Sept. 18 th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.  Parents are invited to come and talk with their child’s teachers and pick up their mid-term grades for the first nine weeks. 

Congratulations to the 2018 Homecoming Court Candidates Homecoming Candidates

     The Cardinal Football Team will be playing Clay County at 7:30 p.m. on September 21st which will be Homecoming for Wayne County. The king and queen will be crowned during half-time festivities.Students are currently voting for the Homecoming King and Queen on the website high school home page under Links on the left-hand column

     The Homecoming Parade will be held Thursday, September 20 along Main Street, concluding at the high school parking lot where a pep rally will be held.

     The classes of 1999 from both Monticello High School and Wayne County High School will be honored at the homecoming football game. The reunion for the classes will be held in the high school cafeteria, which will be open beginning at 6:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. Class members who need more information may call the high school at (606) 348-5575.


Attendance Today... Achieve Tomorrow Attendance Matters

A child’s attendance record at school is a predictor of academic success. Join the staff at Wayne County Schools in making High Attendance Day on Thursday, September 20 a huge success. The statewide event highlights the importance of regular school attendance and its link to student performance.

Check out WCHS Literacy News Computer

Checkout new fiction and non-fiction books. Destiny- the school literacy's online catalog, and KYVL- Virtual Library. Also of interest is EBSCO Learning Express CENTERS on www.kyvl.org to practice ACT test items.

WCHS Student Cole Bell Chosen for Craft Academy cole bell

Cole Bell, a student of Wayne County High School, was chosen to participate in Morehead State University's Craft Academy. He is doing well and appreciates the opportunity he has earned. 

Cadet Sergeant Daniel J. Ward earns the Distinguished Junior Cadet Leadership Award at Camp Bluegrass JCLJC 2018 Daniel Ward

Representing Wayne County JROTC at Junior Cadet Leadership Camp 2018 Cadet Sergeant Daniel J Ward earned the overall JCLC Battalion Leadership Award. This marks the econd year in a row that a Wayne County cadet has earned this very prestigious award and is a testament to the exceptional academic and personal character Wayne County cadets exemplify.

The Center for Rural Development Hosts First-Ever Country Brunch Cooking Class Chef Mete Sergin

On Saturday, September 22nd, enjoy the first ever class on Country cooking hosted at the The Center for Rural Development by Chef Mete Sergin. Registrations underway! Call 606-677-6000 or register online for Country Brunch cooking class.

Good luck to Cardinal Football Team on the Road (need title)

#1 rated Boyle County beat #6 Wayne County last Friday at Jewell Fied. On Friday, September 14, the Cards travel to Harlan Co to face off against the Black Bears.

Lady Soccer Cards Improves Regional Standing to Second Place with Close Win Over the Lady Panthers of Knox Central #8 Lady Card Forward Junior Gracie Chaplin fends off #5 Lady Panther Midfielder Emily Grubbs

#8 Lady Card Forward Junior Gracie Chaplin fends off #5 Lady Panther Midfielder Emily Grubbs. The Lady Cardinals improved their record to 5-1-0.

Craft Academy Senior Natalie Hutchinson Experiences China Natalie at the Great Wall

Craft Academy is a great fit for WCHS Senior Natalie Hutchinson. She participated in monthly classes last year to study abroad. She enjoyed studying the language and sight seeing in China. 

School Garden producing fresh veggies for the school cafeteria serving lines Grant Vallelonga and Nathaniel Tuggle working in the High School garden

Bell Elementary second graders planted broccoli and cauliflower in the four-acre school garden. WCHS agriculture students and the extension service assisted the youngsters. In addition, Wayne County FFA and Extension held a Farm to Fork special event recently. They provided tours of the garden and a meal with the fresh produce at the extension office. The event also served as a fundraiser for the Imagination Library.

Lady Soccer Cards handed their first defeat of the season Wayne County High School Lady Cards

The Cards fell to the Taylor County Lady Cardinals 1-4. Come out and support them at their next home meet on Thursday, September 6th at 6:30 p.m. when they face Knox Central.

KET Professional Development Workshop Features Wayne County High School Art Teachers' presentation KET Logo

  Wayne County High School Arts and Humanities/Video Teacher Tim Withers was recruited to teach teachers and media specialists from across the state how to incorporate multimedia and other technologies into their classroom, this past summer. His class focused on virtual learning.

WCHS Participates in the Journey Down Under Travel Study Tour rainforest

Four students from WCHS traveled across the globe to New Zealand and Australia during the 2018 summer through the district's gifted and talented program.

Wayne County Football Team defeats Warren East on August 31'st Wayne County Cardinals win the football game

Congratulations to the Wayne County Cardinals who won a late night game due to lightning delays with a score of 57-40. Wayne County faces Boyle County at home September 7. Come out to Jewell Field and support the Cards!

SCC Dual Credit Field Trip helps students learn about campus life SCC Logo

WCHS students enrolled in Somerset Community College (SCC) dual credit courses were invited on campus to attend spirit week. Students visited booths set up to showcase clubs and activities at the community college. Students participated in a pie eating contest, a scavenger hunt, and a chalk drawing contest. Wayne County Schools offers: English 101-102, Art History Humanities 105, and Biology 112-113 (lab) classes at school through a partnership with SCC. Numerous students also take a variety of online individual courses from SCC and other colleges that are plugged into their regular school schedules following different career pathways. For instance, they can pick from numerous courses ranging from psychology to public speaking to a computer app class. In addition, approximately ten students are currently enrolled in Cardinal University online dual credit classes throughout the day at home through virtual blocks on their schedule. Wayne County ATC has 80 students grades 9-12 pre enrolled in dual credit for classes at the Area Technology Center. The program areas involved are Health Science, Business, Automotive, Carpentry and Machine Tool Technology.  



FFA Officers Receive Training at Camp (l-r) The officers of FFA: McKenzie Bell, Cole Edwards, Madison Butler, Lydia West, Myles Gregory, and Mackenzie Crabtree

This year's officers are excited about the future of FFA and shared photos from their camp experience.

Get outside Kentucky! Hiking, Backpacking or Strolling Your Way Across the Bluegrass Go outside Kentucky!
1st Annual Men's Basketball Lettermen Golf Outing Cardinal and Trojan

All former Wayne County Cardinals and Monticello Trojan Men’s Basketball Players are invited to a Golf Outing on Friday, October 12th at the Monticello Country Club.

Cards Up to the Challenge on the Road at Pulaski County football image

The Wayne County Cardinal football team traveled to 5A Pulaski County Friday night (Aug. 24) and came back victorious. Come out and support the Cards as they play their home opener Friday, August 31st against the Raiders from Warren East. The Cardinals won this matchup 41-16 last season. Go Cards!

Cardinal Golf Team exhibiting high level of play this season L-R: Aaron Hesse, Gehrig Sexton, Kameron Gehring, Reese Sexton, Renan Dobbs, Gage Gregory show off the plaque and trophy from Warren East Invitational where they made records for individual and team scores.

 Led by Junior and 2017 2nd Team All-State golfer, Reese Sexton, the Cardinals have won four tournament championships and set the pace to  contend for a Regional Title the last week in September.

Workforce Training Classes at The Center for Rural Development

The Center for Rural Development's Business & Community Training Center has career and workforce training classes for employees and employers in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. We have our regularly scheduled business classes for August and a new series of no-cost soft skills training workshops in four different locations in the region.

Recognize alumni who served in the armed forces at Wayne County High School Military Alumni Hallway

Students could not help but notice some alterations to the hallways this school season at the Wayne County High School. Besides the familiar student work, college signage, club advertisements, and ACT All Star student photos displayed on the walls – now something new stands out. Alumni who served in the military are being recognized and the community can help with this project.

WCHS Girls Volleyball Team experiencing awesome season Volleyball Teams winning season

The Freshman Team is 3-1, Junior Varsity is 2-2, and Varsity is 4-0. Way to go Girls Volleyball Teams! Girls travel to the Boyle County Invitational this weekend, August 24-25 to compete. On Friday, August 24, pool play begins at 7:00 p.m. versus Green County. On Saturday the games start at 9:00 a.m. with Boyle County and then at 11:00 a.m. Thomas Nelson plays. Tournament play is at noon on Saturday. Good Luck to the Volleyball Cards!

Bus Evacuation Drills provide vaulable training to students who travel on field trips Bell Elementary first graders on bus during drill

Bus evacuations are underway at each school. Buses were brought to the buildings and every student is participating in the bus evacuation procedures. These evacuations are very beneficial since some students are transported by their parents and miss the evacuatons during the remainder of the year. The teachers also participate in this exercise.

Wayne County Men's Soccer Squad opens with 3-0 win 2018 WCHS Men's Soccer Team

The Cardinals opened their 2018 campaign with a home victory over the Falcons of Monroe County on August 14th by a margin of 3-0.

Flags reflect artistry of marching band program WCHS Color Guard practices for marching band season

The 11-member color guard is led by Captain Maggie Stinson. The color guard spends a lot of time practicing choreographed routines to perform during the Wayne County High School marching band season.

Enrollment up first day of classes Cardinal logo

The Wayne County District's enrollment was up on opening day, August 15th, compared to last year's first day of classes. 

WCHS Senior Attends GSP Over the 2018 Summer colton

WCHS Student Colton Morrow attended the Governor’s Scholar Program over the 2018 summer.

New and incoming high school students appreciate Orientation Event Mentors lead students

Students learned where their classes were located, filled out paper work, and enjoyed meeting mentors and teachers. Several 2017-18 high school help desk students assisted the computer science/tech department distribute over 250 Chromebooks during orientation.There are 956 students enrolled at the high school.

Wayne County High School Graduate receives full scholarship to University of Kentucky Tanner Thompson senior photo

Tanner Thompson, a 2018 graduate, was selected by the Hagan Scholarship Foundation to receive a full scholarship to the University of Kentucky. This need-based and merit-based scholarship, valued at up to $48,000 over four years, was provided to over 300 students from rural America in 2018.

Wayne County Schools open doors for students to perform at competitive levels Back to School graphic

With a variety of improvements underway over the summer, Wayne County students can expect to experience a fresh and inviting environment when they return to campus. Robust student services and speciliazed trainings to empower educators will benefit the entire student body.

Wayne County Schools announces Stop! Tipline to report bullying online Bullying tipline

The STOP! Tipline is designed for use as an "online" reporting/prevention tool which is provided free by the Kentucky Center for School Safety.   If students, parents or community members know of an unsafe situation in school (bullying, weapons, drugs or alcohol, etc.), they can anonymously pass on that information to school personnel by using this basic email format.


WCHS Basketball Coach Rodney Woods participated in National Hall of Fame this summer Rodney Woods

Tennessee basketball VFL Rodney Woods (1972-75) was inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) Hall of Fame at the association's national convention in South Dakota in June.Congratulations to Coach Woods who has served as the boys' basketball coach at Wayne County High School for the past 32 years and been named Kentucky Coach of the Year twice.  

WC Marching Cards Perform for Parents and Peers at the End of Band Camp performing

As the camp draws to a close, the Wayne County Band performed for parents and friends. They had practiced marching and had learned the opening to this year’s performance piece.

Transportation update emphasizes safety on Wayne County school buses Mike Cooksey cleans a bus

All Wayne County bus drivers and bus monitors participated in a state-mandated safety and procedure update on August 6. Drivers practiced proper bus evacuation methods and brushed up on their first aid skills.

Scrimmage game to be held Friday, August 10th at Jewell Field Football team

The Cardinals face Lincoln County as they warm up for the 2018-19 football season. Their first regular game is August 18th at Danville when they play Frederick Douglas at 6:00 pm.

Best wishes to the recent WCHS Academic Hall of Fame graduates as they enter college student receives plaque from Carol Ford

The 2018 Academic Hall of Fame banquet celebrated students' hard work achieving high grade point averages. There were 34 students who met the stringent criteria to be inducted into the Academic Hall of Fame. WCHS Media Coordinator Carol Ford coordinated the wonderful banquet completely decorated in their honor. Superintendent Wayne Roberts and WCHS Principal Justin Alley spoke to the students and their families at the annual event, followed by a delicious dinner.   

Nicole Hesse represented Wayne County High School at the Rogers Scholar Program Rising junior Nicole Hesse

     Nicole Hesse, daughter of Emily and Matt Hesse, was chosen as the 2018 Roger Scholar from Wayne County. Nicole was one of 60 accepted students, and participated in the program. from July 8th to July 13th.

Parents are Reminded to Ensure Up to Date Vaccines as the School Year Approaches health flyer

Parents are reminded to make sure that their children are up to date with the new immunizations implemented for the 2018-2019 school year.

Wayne County Board to add another Resource Officer great expectations

It's a need that Wayne County Superintendent Wayne Roberts and the school board plans to meet for the next school year—the addition of another School Resource Officer on campus.

Wayne County Band Camp Underway for the 2018-2019 Season Critz and Cook

The Marching Cards are spending their summer on the field practicing for the upcoming season.

Wayne County Student Colton Morrow Participates in South Kentucky RECC Washington Rural Electric Youth Tour colton morrow washington trip

WCHS student Colton Morrow visited Washington, D.C., in the South Kentucky RECC Washington Rural Electric Youth Tour.

WCHS Student Nicole Hesse Chosen for Rogers Scholar Program rogers scholars

Wayne County High School student Nicole Hesse was chosen as the Wayne County Rogers Scholar.

Students Have a Blast at 2018 21st Century Summer Camp shaker village

An Academic Challenge Cap ran simultaneously with a Survivor Camp and Lights Camera Action Camp during the exciting adventures students enjoyed.  The Hazard Challenger Learning Center, EKU Hummel Planetarium, Newton's Attic, Northern Kentucky Aquarium, and Mt. View Campsite were popular Field trips in June and July.

Family and Consumer Science students delivered donations to Ronald McDonald House fccla icon pic

Students who took classes in the Family Consumer Science career pathway and participated in Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) participated in a service learning project where they collected donations for the Ronald McDonald House. They took the donations to the house on May 7 and then took a tour of the facility. 

WCHS honored as GRAMMY signature school The band competed at state semi-finals this past spring

Wayne County High School was recently named a GRAMMY Signature School and the band was granted a $2000 community award.

Learning Academy Events celebrate student progress Seniors received fly fishing rods

Special guests and families enjoyed an awards cookout luncheon to celebrate all of the student accomplishments. Students received awards, while four graduating seniors were recognized.

Colton Morrow Completes Rogers Scholar Community Service Project Colton Morrow

Colton Morrow, a rising senior at Wayne County High School, recently completed his Rogers Scholars community service project which included spending hundreds of hours in a local cemetery removing debris along with cleaning, repairing and restoring tombstones. 

Wayne County Board honors retirees at June meeting All the retirees together

Thanks so much to those retiring who contributed an amazing 706.5 total years to the students at WC schools. Many thanks!

DVDs Available from School Special Events dvd boooois

DVD copies of some of Wayne County's special events from the end of the school year are now available at the schools for $10 each.

School Staff uses summer trainings to continue professional growth Having a good time at the Social Studies training

Wayne County School employees will be attending close to 30 different trainings and workshops this summer to continue the progress already underway in providing the best practices available to help educate and care for students.

Construction begins on new Area Technology Center Board members break ground on ATC

On June 12, Members of the Wayne County Board of Education broke ground for construction of the new Area Technology Center, which will be located behind Wayne County High School. The Board members were assisted by ATC Principal John Kinnett and the architects behind the new ATC design. 

2018 Academic Hall of Fame 2018 academic hall of fame

WCHS Academic Hall of Fame seniors were honored at the 2018 Academic Hall of Fame Banquet.

Wayne County High School Added to John Calipari Satellite Camp Tour basketball!

Wayne County High School has been added to the eight locations that the John Calipari Satellite Camp Tour. Those attending the program will be given a chance to work with current UK Men's Basketball players. Prizes will be given away, and every student will be given a special UK camp T-shirt. The program is open to both boys and girls and costs $90.


Register online here!

21st Century's Drama Camp Students Perform at The Historic Wayne Theater memorizing lines

Join 21st Century's Drama Camp students for their performance at The Historic Wayne Theater on Friday, June 15th, at 6:30 p.m.

High School Girl's Basketball Team Hosts Elementary Basketball Camp basketball players

 The WCHS Lady Cards hosted a Basketball Camp for first through eighth grade students.

WCHS Freshman Teacher Brenda Hoover taught her Students a Toyotetsu Team Building Exercise students enjoyed the activity

Learning by working together in a team effort as a skill future employers will want from students as they enter the work force. Hoover was one of several local teachers that participated in a manufaturing externship to learn how to better prepare students for manufacturing jobs in the area.

Spring Planting and Garden Maintenance throwin hay

Agriculture students work with UK Extension Agriculture Department to establish a school garden at the beginning of the season.

WCHS High School Dance Team Wins Overall Superior Trophy in Florida team with ribbon

The Wayne County Varsity Dance Team participated in the Universal Dance Association’s summer dance camp in Panama City Beach, Florida, from June 7-11 th .

WCHS Technology Students Educate Walker Early Learning Center Students greg

The students of the high school computer science program spent two days working with the students of WELC.

Kentucky Summer Food Service Program Kicks Off the Lunchbox Express lunchbox express

 Wayne County Schools is once again providing summer meals to kids from the Lunchbox Express mobile kitchen. A food service team travels the city of Monticello to make sure all children of the community have full bellies during the summer months.

2017-2018 School Year Features Technological Advancement at Wayne County High School it help desk chromebooks

The 2017-2018 School year was filled with tech fever spreading through Wayne County High School

WCHS and ATC Earn MakerMinded School of Distinction Award high school maker minded

Both the Wayne County High School and Area Technology Center were rewarded for their participation in the MakerMinded point program.

The Graduating Class of 2018 was Honored with a Special Breakfast at the High School senior breakfast table

WCHS celebrated its annual Senior Breakfast to honor the seniors of 2018.

Campbellsville University honors 169 teachers from 60 school districts in Excellence in Teaching Ceremony Campbellsvile University honors Wayne County school teachers

At the annual 32nd Excellence in Teaching Ceremony, Campbellsville University recognized 169 teachers from 60 school districts. Teachers honored for the Wayne County School System were Mindy Bell,Maria Miller, and Jared Criswell.

Two rising juniors attend HOBY conference Kenzie and Nate before the end of school

Rising WCHS juniors Mackenzie Crabtree and Nate Helton were selected to serve as ambassadors at this summer’s Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership conference. The two attended the conference from May 31 to June 3 at Transylvania University.

WCHS student Emily Meeks achieves early graduation Emily Meeks graduated one year early.

Wayne County High School Junior Emily Meeks took advantage of the school’s early graduation program so she could get a head start on higher education. Emily worked hard to complete her high school credits in time to graduate with the Class of 2018.

Wayne County Board of Education May Meeting focuses on Teachers who Attended the 'Share Fair Celebration' shannon shelton, moddie miller, william allison, lesley rice, sasha chaplin, principal ballinger

Among other things, such as more discussion on the new ATC, a few of the WC district teachers who had attended the 'Share Fair Celebration...Appreciating Educators and Literacy' spoke about the event.

Wayne County Board of Education April Meeting Recognizes KSNA Art Contest Winners and Discusses Plans for New ATC architect fellow

At the WC Board of Education April meeting, the board members recognized the two winners of the KSNA - SNA Art Contest for National Breakfast Week. Plans for the new Area Technology Center were also reviewed. Ground has now been broken on the project since the school year has concluded.

Wayne County High School Drama Class Presents 'The Bottom of the Lake' for Peers and the Public students practicing

Before the end of the 2017-2018 school year, the WCHS Drama Classn put on a wonderful performance of a play by Steven Stack, which they presented to the students at school and for the public in the evening.

Senior Awards Ceremony highlights graduates' successes Caugen Wallace received the "Next Level" award

WCHS seniors were celebrated by their teachers, community members, and college recruiters at their final awards ceremony.

Breanna Tuggle signs with Campbellsville University Tigers Breanna with her family and coaches

                Wayne County High School 2018 graduating senior Breanna Tuggle recently signed with the Campbellsville University Tigers Archery Team, which will provide a partial scholarship added to a performance grant. The coed team is fairly young at the private Christian school located in Campbellsville, Kentucky.

Wayne County Casting Cardinals well represented at various bass tournaments this year Austin Bell (left) and Christopher Sloan (right) won the KCAA State Open Championship

The Wayne County Casting Cardinals had a good year participating in a club league with neighboring student anglers, as well as at several larger competitive tournaments.

Behind-the-scenes snapshots from Class of 2018 graduation rehearsal Jacob Kidd tried on his graduation robe

Students eagerly tried on their caps and gowns for graduation rehearsal.

Congratulations to WCHS Class of 2018! Confetti flies as graduation ends

The Commencement ceremony included an invocation led by Hunter Davis, Jayla Baker's Salutatorian's Address, an emotional President's Address by Tanner Thompson, a Valedictorian's Address by Jacob Wright, and a benediction led by Alexis Reagan.

Taylor West is 100-meter race State Champion Taylor West wins state championship at UK

Recent-graduate Taylor West celebrated a State Championship in the 100-meter wheelchair track race on May 18 at University of Kentucky. Taylor has been participating in track since her seventh grade year. This makes her fourth regional and state championship since 2013.

All students eligible for summer meals program / el Programa de Servicio de Alimentos de Verano Summer Food Program

Summer Kick-Off for the Lunch Box Mobile Express is June 8 at the Aspire Center. The Lunch Box Express brings free meals to kids in the community.

Gifted and Talented Program to host fundraising events Scrap Metal

Wayne County Schools Gifted and Talented Program is sponsoring two big events headed into this weekend.

Senior Walk Through is touching event at Wayne County Schools Middle School students cheered on the upcoming graduates

Students of all ages had fun participating on a sentimental journey during the Senior Walk Through. Graduating seniors toured Wayne County Middle School, Monticello Elementary, Bell Elementary, and Walker Early Learning Center. They were cheered on by young Cardinals and former teachers along the way, not to mention some very proud Moms!

Learning Academy provides interesting and hands on training learning opportunities Student paints detailed border work

The purpose of the Center is to help students overcome obstacles and be successful in a 21st century global society. Students took pride in their facility and have created a log cabin room, college and career room, besides their classrooms They also painted a concrete retaining wall that leads into their entrance into the downstairs of the former Turner Intermediate Building.

WCHS Teen Aged Republicans Society goes to Frankfort to tour the Governor's Mansion and the Old Capitol building The WCHS TARS

The TARS club at WCHS embarked on a journey to Frankfort, Kentucky on May 15th to tour the Governors' Mansion and also the Old Capitol building. The group also spoke with Representative Ken Upchurch. 

District Competition Coming Up for Baseball and Softball Teams baseball

Wayne County will be hosting both of these tournaments beginning May 21st.

21st Century Gearing Up for Summer Program camp ad

21st Century has begun preparing for its 2018 summer camp program. Students need to sign up for the popular program ASAP!


Wayne County Lady Cardinal Basketball Camp to be Held this Summer girls' basketball camp

Lady Cardinal Basketball Camp will be held May 30th through June 1st.

American Woodmark Corp. helps schools through three charitable donations American Woodmark employees give donation to ATC

The ATC appreciated a donation towards the construction of a new center. The WCMS were grateful for a contrubtion to the 21 Century School Program and the school store. The Gifted and Talented program received funding towards their students upcoming study abroad trip exenses.

Wayne County Hosts Regional School Nurse Coordinators Boot Camp Training nursing group

District Health Coordinators from Kentucky gathered for training with KDE school health consultants and veteran health coordinators recently on the Wayne County School campus in the Turner cafeteria. The meeting focused on tips to orientate new health coordinators on their roles in schools. Topics addressed included: new infinite campus reports to help nurses meet the new DPH immunization requirements,coordinating policies and health services with state and federal law, data collection requirements, and end-of-year reporting.  

Preschool Field Day is Fun for Kids nichole koge

The FCCLA club members assisted the preschool staff at all kinds of booths on a beatiful and sunny day. Slushies were a big treat during these outdoor activities.

Board of Education members learn about share fair Teachers representing Share Fair

Wayne County was well represented at the 19th annual ‘Share Fair Celebration…Appreciating Educators and Literacy’ with 48 Wayne County educators participating in a dozen presentations in Louisville on April 21st. The Fair is the culminating event where teachers gather to present and discuss their yearlong Literacy Action Plans they have been working on throughout the school year as part of the Kentucky Reading Project or Adolescent Literacy Project.

Spring Band Concert Held May 9th critz and the band

Students from Wayne County Middle School and Wayne County High School performed at their Spring Concert.

Staff, Parents, and Students Encouraged to Nominate Wayne County School District Staff for Go Cards Award go cards awards 2017

It is time to nominate outstanding individuals who are employed by Wayne County Schools for the Go Cards Awards ceremony, which will be held on the opening day for the staff in August.

WCHS Band Enjoyed their Yearly Dollywood Trip The Percussionists

Band members enjoyed being together on the reward trip to Dollywood!

WCHS Boys and Girls Tennis Teams compete at Regional Tournament Zach Dishman

 The Wayne County Boys Tennis Team just finished their season after becoming runner up in the region for the second year in a row. Actually, it was the third time in the last four years that the team would secure that place. The girls team did not advance to state.

Senior Arin Edwards signs with Lindsey Wilson College for Archery Team Arin Edwards

Congratulations to Wayne County High School graduating senior Arin Edwards on earning a full academic/archery scholarship to attend Lindsey Wilson College, located in Columbia, Kentucky. The recent 2018 graduate signed with the Blue Raiders brand new Archery Program at the end of the school year.

WC JROTC 2018 Awards Ceremony the crowd

JROTC cadets recieved numerous ribbons and medals in front of a large audience.

Wayne County Gifted and Talented is offering a variety of summer camps Gifted and Talented

Wayne County Gifted & Talented Program is offering a variety of summer camps. All GT and Honor Roll students who will be in grades 6-12 next fall are invited to apply by email to Jennifer.chaplin@wayne.kyschools.us. Camp information is provided below:

Honor your teachers and let them know you care on Teacher Appreciation Day May 8th! Teacher Appreciation Day

National Teacher Appreciation Day, also known as National Teacher Day, is observed on the Tuesday of the first full week in May.  In 2018, National Teacher Day will take place on May 8th.  This day is part of Teacher Appreciation Week, which is the first full week in May of each year. Wayne County is celebrating Teachers and Staffs May 7-11th..

The National Education Association describes National Teacher Day  as a day for honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make to our lives.”

46 Years Celebrating National School Nurse Day Nurse Appreciation

It is time to celebrate the specialty practice of school nursing! In 1972, the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) created National School Nurse Day to recognize school nurses and acknowledge their role in the educational setting. NASN applauds the contributions school nurses make every day to improve the safety, health, and academic success of all students.

The Center for Rural Development Presents a Children's Musical, "My Mouth is a Volcano" my mouth is a volcano book cover

On May 8th, The Center for Rural Development will be presenting "My Mouth is a Volcano," based on an award-winning book by Julia Cook.

Foods and Nutrition class travel to Dale Hollow State Park to Practice Etiquette Etiquette Trip

The students of Shannon Foster's Foods and Nutrition class travel to Dale Hollow State Park to practice their etiquette skills.

Tennis Teams are Playing at Region in Danville, KY! Tennis

The boys begin play on Saturday, May 5th at 9:00 a.m. at the Indoor TopSpeed Tennis Club in Nicholasville. Quarters and semis will be played on Sunday at Centre College and Danville, while the finals are held that Monday evening at Centre. The girls begin play on Friday, May 4th at the Indoor TopSpeed Tennis Club.

The Wayne County High School Drama Class will be Presenting 'The Bottom of the Lake' drama mask clipart

The 20 cast members from the class are excited to present the play that they have worked on in class this semester.

The 2018 Wayne County High School Academic Hall of Fame will be Honored May 7th hall of fame

The 2017-2018 Academic Hall of Fame Banquet will be held May 7th.

WCHS Prom was a blast! Prom 2018

Wayne County High School holds another exciting Prom.

Wayne County Schools K-PREP testing coming up Kentucky Department of Education

Students at Monticello Elementary, Wayne County Middle School, and Wayne County High School are preparing for the statewide K-Prep testing.

WCHS ATC students in Wayne County Skills USA Club compete in State Competition in Louisville Group photo of Skills USA local competitors

Wayne County Area Technology Center students from the Wayne County Skills USA Club traveled to compete in state competition at Louisville, Kentucky on April 11th. Over 800 students competed at the statewide event. Ten Wayne County ATC students competed in a broad range of competitions that tested their trade skill levels and leadership skills.

ATC Business Management Class Tours Ale-8-One Bottling Company ale8 group

Area Technology Center students in the Business Management class recently took a trip to Winchester, KY, to tour the Ale-8-One Bottling Company. They began their tour with a short video giving the history of the company, how they got their name, and how the company's products were discovered and designed.

JROTC Raider Team Finishes Second Overall at 12th Annual George Rogers Clark Invitational Log Sit Ups performed by Raider Team

After the opening ceremony to start the events, the Wayne County Raiders first challenge for the day was the One Rope Bridge event. This event is one of the most popular and competitive events at every Raider meet. Requiring precision timing and teamwork, while installing a rope across a span 50 feet or more over a water obstacle and getting the entire team across the rope in the least amount of time. The Cardinal Raiders were able to perform this event with a time of two minutes and eight seconds. A very good time for this activity and a time that would earn the team a second place overall finish for this event.

Wayne County ATC FBLA Attends State Leadership Conference state champs

From April 16th to 18th students competing at the Kentucky FBLA SLC attended the conference in Louisville.

College and Military Signing Day at WCHS for Seniors Seniors signing on to college

Seniors signed with a variety of colleges including SCC/KCTCS, UK, Lindsey Wilson, Cumberlands, EKU, WKU and U of L. Also, several students announced their inlistment plans into the military.

Coach Rodney Woods to be inducted into the National Hall of Fame Head Basketball Coach, Rodney Woods

It is with great pleasure that the National High School Athletic Coaches Association announces the upcoming induction of Wayne County High School Boys’ Basketball Coach Rodney Woods into the NHSACA National Hall of Fame. This year’s induction ceremony for the Class of 2018 will take place at the National High School Athletic Coaches Association’s national convention at the Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls, SD in June.  This year’s class includes thirty coaches from eighteen states across the nation. Coach Rodney Woods was selected for this national honor by his state’s high school coaches’ association. 

Seeds being Planted in the School Garden Students in the school garden

The four-acre school garden will once again produce fresh produce to be included on the menu in the school cafeterias due to the efforts of the Wayne County Extension Service and the Wayne County High School FFA/Agriculture programs.

Bus Evacuation Drill set for Friday April 27th School Bus Evacuation Drill
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American Woodmark Corp. help schools through three charitable donations

The ATC appreciated a donation towards the construction of a new center. The WCMS were grateful for a contribution towards the 21st After School Program and the school store. The gifted and Talented program recevied funding toward their students upcoming study abroad trip expenses.

Dr. Wayne D. Lewis Named Interim Commissioner of Education kde logo

During a special meeting at which newly appointed members were sworn into office, the KBE named Dr. Wayne Lewis, Jr., the interim commissioner of education.

Wayne County School Staff Stand up for Public Education Honk if You Love WELC

Local staff members participated in walk-ins before classes began on Friday, April 13th, while another delegation represented Wayne County in the Frankfort protest at the state capitol building as they supported public education. The staff have been following state government's budgeting process for education and offered input during the process.

Wayne County Wrestler and Assistant Coach participate on 2018 Team Kentucky Chris Dunagan's Plaque

Wayne County High School wrestling state placer Chris Dunagan, son of Johnny and Crystal Dunagan, recently had the honor of participating on the 2018 Team Kentucky. The junior has been on the high school wrestling team for three years and competed in Crawforsville, Indiana. At the conclusion of the national tournament, his team was named the 2018 National High School Folkstyle Duals Third Place Team.

Wayne County Wrestling State Champion participates in 2018 FloNationals presented by ASICS Cagen Wallace placed Sixth Overall

Wayne County High School Senior Cagen Wallace recently traveled to the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus to compete amongst the nation's best wrestlers. Wallace placed sixth overall in a 32-man bracket that included the top incoming talent for next year's college class of athletes.

ACT Torch Prep Students and Steven Staten

130 high school students attended the Torch Prep ACT readiness workshop. The purpose of the workshop was to give the students the study tips, motivation, and confidence they need to make the score they want on the ACT. 

Anti-Drinking Assembly Hosted by Blake McMeans Blake McMeans
“Call for Presentations”: Big South Fork NRRA and Obed Wild & Scenic River 2018 Science Meeting on April 18 Raccoon

Oneida, Tennessee: The National Park Service will be hosting a science meeting on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at the Historic Rugby Visitor Center in Rugby, Tennessee. Scientists who have been conducting research at the Obed Wild and Scenic River and Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area are invited to present their research. This meeting is free and open to the public and offers an opportunity for all to kearn about the newest scientific developments in two Upper Cumberland Plateau national parks.

College Signing Day Coming Up! College Signing Day

Students and staff will celebrate plans for attending post secondary educations, career training, and military.

Former JROTC instructor returns to campus to talk about his Berlin Wall experience Student examines a map

It is not often a student gets to actually feel history. However, that has been the case, as history has been overlapping into a language arts class at the Wayne County Middle School this school year. In the wake of Leah Turner’s students' reading The Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift’s “Chocolate Pilot”, they experienced wonderful email exchanges with the 97-year-young veteran who was the hero of the book. That exchange was followed by another interesting classroom event in the seventh grade reading class through a first hand account of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Architects and school administrators working together towards New Area Career and Technology Center ATC Principal John Kinnett discusses plans with architects

Architects have been busy fine tuning detailed drawings and following the preliminary process of a school construction project on the Wayne County School campus.

Parent Teacher Conferences or phone discussions held across the District during Fourth Nine Weeks speaking with a parent

As the 2017-2018 school year draws to a close, teachers will be available to discuss student progress at designated times, as well as by appointment as is always the case, during  the fourth nine weeks.

Dinosaur Zoo Live Performance to be Held at Center for Rural Development erth zoo logo

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live takes you on a breathtaking journey that begins in pre-historic Australia.

Vitality Checks Underway for Employees Paige Armstrong

The staff is in the midst of getting bloodwork done to keep up to speed on their health, which is part of the district's wellness benefit. Don't miss the upcoming vitality checks if you have not participated yet!

Town Hall Meetings on Graduation Requirements Scheduled kde requirements

 Starting this week, Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt will host a series of
Town Hall meetings across Kentucky focused on high school graduation requirements.

Wayne County Food Service is excited about "Let's Move with Summer Food" Summer Food Program

Wayne County Food Service Department is excited about Let’s Move with Summer Food as they begin preparing for the 2018 Summer Food Service Program.  The tentative calendar will be June 4-July 20, 2018 where children and youth 18-years and younger eat free.  


Taylor Bell Signs to Shoot Archery at Lindsey Wilson College Taylor Bell

Wayne County’s Taylor Bell not only travels across the country on archery circuits and is the top archer on the school’s archery team, but he also serves as the commander of the WC JROTC Battalion, in addition to being an outstanding academic achiever.

Calling All Schools: Arts Council Wants Your Creativity for Derby Celebration

The Kentucky Arts Council invites Kentucky schools to be part of the fun and excitement of the Kentucky Derby by decorating canvases for the Governor’s Derby Celebration.

Congratulations to Wayne County Concert Band Wayne County Concert Band Members in the foyer of the Rural Center for Development

The Concert Band members received straight distinguished ratings at the recent Festival held at the Rural Center for Development in Somerset. The band members are under the direction of Andy Critz. 

WCHS Student Government and Gear Up go to the Capitol in Frankfort WCHS SGA and Gear Up

On Tuesday March the 26th, the High School's Student Government Association and the Gear Up Program traveled to Frankfort to tour the Capitol. During the tour, the students met Senator Max Wise and Representative Ken Upchurch. The students learned a lot of new and interesting facts about the Capitol building architecture and what goes on within the marble walls.

2018 12th Region Hall of Fame Inductees Wayne County Schools Superintendent Wayne Roberts

Wayne County Schools Superintendent Wayne Roberts was recently inducted into the 2018 12th Region Hall of Fame. He and a Monticello School former athlete were amongst a dozen individuals who were reccognized during the KHSAA Boys Basketball Regional Tournament. Roberts was nominated for the award by his home school. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a contributor, during a halftime ceremony at the Boys Regional competition hosted by Pulaski County.  

Senior Jakson Baker Makes All Region Team; Riley Woods and Baker Receive All Region Academic Award All Region Team


The night of the semifinal match at Pulaski County High School, All-Region and Academian Awards were given out. Senior Jakson Baker was selected to the 12th Region All-Region Regular Season team. The Cardinals also had 2 players that received the academic award: Seniors Riley Woods and Jakson Baker. Congratulations to both young men on their honors! Go Cards!

Wayne County FFA Has Successful Regional Speaking Day Regional Speaking Day Participants from Wayne County High School

On Thursday, March 15, 2018, 17 Wayne County FFA members participated in the Lake Cumberland Regional FFA Day.  Students participated in various speaking contests (Fair - Good - Excellent - Superior).

Wayne County JROTC Recognized at March Board of Education Meeting group photo

Wayne County School Board recognized the Wayne County JROTC Cardinal Battalion on
receiving the Gold Star Award and being named an Honor Unit with Distinction (HUD), which is the
highest level a cadet battalion can be rated on a Junior ROTC Program of Accreditation, known as JPA.

Students and Staff Join in the Fun During FFA Week Kiss the Kid

Recently, FFA members participated in National FFA week. This week long celebration takes place every year during the week of George Washington’s birthday and gives FFA members the opportunity to show their FFA pride. Members had the opportunity to dress up and compete for the title of FFA King & Queen and Prince & Princess.

Congratulations to WCHS Girls Basketball Player Macey Blevins Macey Blevins 1000 Points

Freshman Macey Blevins had a historical season on the basketball floor. She set the single game scoring record for Wayne County Girls at 38 against Pulaski County. In the same game she eclipsed the 1000 point mark. Macey was also selected for the All-Region team, as well as the 12th Region All-Tournament team. Congratulations to Macey Blevins! Go Cards!

Rock Your Socks For World Down Syndrome Day World Down Syndrome Day

Wayne County Schools recognize World Down Syndrome Day. Wayne County Schools are asking the community to join them in wearing mismatched socks to recognize World Down Syndrome Day on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018.

Congrats to JROTC Color Guard, Drill and Raider Let-1 Competition Winners Cadets enjoy first time competition

Competing in the first ever JROTC LET - 1 only Raider/ Drill/ Color Guard Competition at George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester, Kentucky on Saturday, March 10h, the Wayne County teams excelled in every event earning a first place overall trophy for the meet.

Future Business Leaders of America Participate in 2018 Regional Conference wc fbla

Wayne County ATC's FBLA chapter attended the FBLA Regional Conference at EKU on March ninth.

Local Wrestlers Compete in the KWOA Spring Classic Mat Cards

Several members of the Wayne County Mat Cards werstling team competed in the KWOA Spring Classic held on Saturday, March 10th at Central Hardin High School.

Wayne County JROTC named Gold Star Unit for the 25th Year Cardinal Battalion

The Wayne County JROTC Cardinal Battalion has once again received the highest level ranking
possible putting them amongst the top 15 percent of Army JROTC programs across the country.

The DO's and DON'Ts of Recycling Recycling

Tim Bell will be speaking on the DOs and DON'Ts of recycling on Monday, March 19th, at five 'o clock p.m. at the Wayne County Extension Office.

JROTC Ball 2018 big success JROTC Group Picture

The WC JROTC Ball was held on Feb. 24th at Dale Hollow State Park. Cadet Major Harley Baldwin and Cadet Captain Brianna Bybee were named the king and queen. Sergeant First Class Tim Bertram, a former JROTC cadet, was the guest speaker. Cadets were served a delicious steak dinner at the 25th anniversary formal event.

Abraham Lincoln Impersonator Visits Students Across the District lincoln

Dennis Boggs traveled from Nashville, Tn., to share Lincoln's story and the Civil War with students. He shared interesting historical facts with a wonderful performance at Wayne County High School, Wayne County Middle School, and Monticello Elementary.

Safety training provided by Kentucky State Police beneficial to participants Commander Dalton coordinated the training

         In the wake of an effective school safety-training event, participants have said they appreciated the information provided by the Kentucky State Police. The state police provide the training to schools and other facilities across the state.

Cardinal Football Players Sign to Play College Football at the University of the Cumberlands Friends and teammates

Wayne County High School students Riley Woods and Lane Turner are headed to the University of the Cumberlands for their postsecondary education with the help of football scholarships based on athletics and academics.

Students Involved with SKILLS USA perform well at Regional Competition at Pulaski County Area Technology Center (l-r): Wayne Tucker, Marke Burke, and Arin Pittman; the two students competed in the Automotive Service Technology

On February 17th, students involved with SKILLS USA traveled to Pulaski County Area Technology Center to compete in the regional competition’s numerous events based on their field of study. The local students were well prepared and did a good job competing in the specialized competitions, while gaining valuable experience. 

WCHS Biomedical Sciences Students presenting at Middle School

Human Body Systems students created functional models of the digestive system and explained the movement of food from beginning to end to Alvin Sexton and Bronda Bertram's Health and PE classes at the Middle School.

ATC Students Visit Trifecta Houseboats For a Factory Tour ACT trip

Students inquired about employment opportunities and saw welders and framers in action. Students had the opportunity to engage in discussion with Jeremy Vaughn about the industry and explored many of the boats they had on display.

GO-365 by Humana Biometric Check vitality check calendar

The Biometric Check is a blood screening and biometirc assessment that measures body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, blood glucose (sugar), and total cholesterol. In order to get accurate results, the Biometric Check is a fasting screening. The lab testing is done by obtaining blood from the finger. We reccomend you do not consume any foods or beverages (except water) 8 hours prior to your morning appointment. Make sure to bring your Humana Vitality ID card with you to the screening and fill out the attached consent form. it only takes approx. 15 minutes and you will receive results the same day.

Employees will earn points for participating in the screening. Once the screening is completed, results could tak eup to 45 days to apprear in your Go-365 account. You can use Go-365 Points to purchas items in the Go-365 Mall.

Rise and Shine for Breakfast Week at Wayne County Schools! flyer

March 5-9th is National Breakfast Week! Start the day off right by ensuring that your kids get a healthy school breakfast! Did you know that students who eat breakfast every morning score high on standardized teats and are more likely to maintain a healthy weight?

Wayne County Project Graduation Tenderloin Lunch Sale!

Please place orders by March 5th, 2018 by 3 p.m. For more information, or to place an order Message, call Diane Davis @ 606-307-4557 or Jennifer Pittman @ 606-307-7639.

FCA Prayer Walk was a Success Prayer Circle

A Fellowship of Christian Athletes Prayer Walk for Wayne County Schools was held Sunday, March 4th at 3:00 p.m. The community was invited to meet at the Wayne County High School Gym Parking Lot.

Students invited to Participate in SNA Art Contest in honor of National School Breakfast Week

Students can create an Ad for School Breakfast Week and prizes will be awarded to local elementary, middle, and high school levels. Two years ago, Brianna Foster was a state and national winner in this art contest. If we have any state winners, they will recieve a $100 prize in each category and will be honored at the KSNA annual conference in June, 2018. National School Breakfast Week is being celebrated on March 5th - 9th at Wayne County Schools.

WCHS Republicans Club holding 5K Freedom Run tars

Wayne County High School’s Teenage Republicans will be raising funds towards a trip to Washington D.C. through the 5K Freedom Run race on April 14, 2018. Forms can be picked up in the front office of the high school. Registration can also be completed online, www.gtraces.com or https://runsignup.com/Race/KY/Monticello/TEENAGEREPUBLICANS5KRUNWALK.

Congratulations to Monticello Elementary Archery Team’s performance at Region 10 Tournament Elementary Archery Team

A first for the Monticello Elementary Team happened recently during a peak team performance at the 2018 KY NASP Region 10 Tournament held at Lincoln County.

Classes to be dismissed two days next week school seal

Classes at Wayne County Schools will be cancelled Monday, February 26, and Tuesday, February 27, in order for the staff to participate in a specialized school security training opportunity. Students will return to classes on Wednesday, February 28th.

JROTC Cadets Visit Thomson-Hood Veterans Center at Wilmore Kentucky leah ramsey, donovon bray, ruthie foster with 105 year old joe paris

The trip placed students in an environment where they could learn and develop by actively participating in an organized service experience meaningful to them and especially to the veterans at the center.

Good luck to Boys and Girls Basketball Teams in District Championship Cardinal logo

It’s District Championship time, and both the Wayne County Boys and Girls basketball team will be featured in it. They will be facing off against the Southwestern Warriors at Rodney C. Woods Gymnasium. The girls play at 7 PM, Thursday February 22nd. The boys will play the following evening at 7, as well. Go Cards!

Local Teen Recognized for Communnity Service Project colton morrow

Colton Morrow, 17, a junior at Wayne County High School was recently recognized for his efforts to better his community, and was one of four students selected as a distinguished finalist as one of KY's Top Youth Volunteers of 2018 through The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a program by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

Cagen Wallace Wins Second State Title & Mat Cards Finishs 11th Overall at State Wrestling Tournament Cagen Wallace

Wayne County High School Senior Cagen Wallace, in the 120 pound weight class, became Wayne County's 11th State Wrestling Champion, Saturday night at Alltech Arena in Lexington. This marks Wallace's second State Championship, as well as being a state finalist three times.

Wayne County Schools Revisit Safety Plans at Buildings WCS Flag at half-staff

Following the tragic school shootings at Parkland, Florida, local educators have revisited their safety plans and emergency drill schedules to make sure everyone is well educated and up-to-date on the procedures.

Good luck to newly formed Wayne County Cheerleaders who are headed to State Special Olympics cheer team

A local Cheerleading Team placed third at SOKY East Region Cheerleading Competition in Richmond, KY on January 27th. The competition was called "Cheers! For the New Year!" and the local squad performed well. They will be competing in the SOKY State Cheerleading Competition on February 17 at Fern Creek High School in Louisville. Go Girls! 

Lorenzo Linsey and Stetson Simpson Sign to Play Football at the Collegiate Level Football players receive scholarships

Two of Wayne County High School’s star football players recently confirmed their college scholarship opportunities. Lorenzo Linsey and Stetson Simpson announced their intention recently with their families.

Mat Cards headed to state after being named Regional Champions Mat Cards named Regional Champs

The Wayne County Wrestling team traveled to Williamsburg on February 9-10 for the KHSAA Region 7 Wrestling Championships. Congratulations to the Mat Cards who finished 1st in the 16 team field. Wayne County will advance to the KHSAA State Championships on Friday, February 16 and Saturday, February 17 at All Tech Arena in Lexington.

Mylan Wright State Farm Agency Donates to WCHS Sports Kevin Jones and Mylan Wright

The Wayne County Schools athletic department appreciated the second annual financial contribution from local State Farm Agent, Mylan Wright and his Team. He presented the donation to WC Athletic Director Kevin Jones to donate to the many sports offered to students which include:football, boys basketball, girls basketball, soccer, volleyball, cross country/track, baseball, softball, tennis, wrestling, golf, archery, bowling, fishing, dance and cheerleading.   

Little Cardinal Academy Prepares Students for School logo

Little Cardinal Academy serves to get future students ready to attend Walker Early Learning Center.

WCHS Technology Student Association Prepares for Regional Conference tsa

WCHS Technology Student Association will be sending two teams to the Regional Conference at EKU.

Wayne County Schools Teaching Strategies and Curriculum are Anything but Random sara harris

In fact, talented teams of educators have made a science out of perfecting instruction inside the classrooms for students to receive a first class education at Wayne County Schools.

WCHS Foods and Nutrition Students Conquer Mystery Ingredients Assignment Kitchen 3

Students enjoyed completing a clever "chopped" foods lab with mystery ingredients ranging from taco sauce to cookie dough in Shannon Foster's class.

Future Workplaces in Need of Skilled Laborers ethan prince

ATC Student Ethan Prince is a first place Regional winner at last year's Skills USA Job SKills Demo competition and was recently given a presentation to do at the ATC to help him prepare for the future.

Kentucky Fame Representative Chris Hall visits WCHS to Inform Students on the Program students asking questions

Chris Hall, an instructor with Kentucky Fame, came to WCHS to inform the students on the program's key points.

Wayne County Special Olympic Cheerleaders Perform at Halftime February 2nd The Award Winning Special Olympic Cheerleaders

This was the first time that the Wayne County Special Olympics Cheerleading squad performed at a school event.

Wayne County Basketball Clinches Big District Win Jakson Baker Free Throw


The Boys Basketball team wins three straight, before losing to Somerset on February 6th at home. The Cards beat 3 Region foes, Casey County, Rockcastle County, and District rival McCreary Central. With the win over McCreary they grab the 2nd seed in the district tournament. They now have 3 more games before the first round of the tournament, less than two weeks away. Their next game is Friday, February 9th at Rodney C. Woods Gymnasium versus the 14-8 West Jessamine Colts. Go Cards!

Mat Cards Finish Regular Season 31-8 chris dunagan

The Wayne County Wrestling team traveled to Montgomery County on Friday February 2nd for a four team quad meet. Wayne County defeated Montgomery County and Franklin County.

Regional Migrant Officials Visited Newly Remodeled WC Migrant Education Center on Local School Campus migrant officials

On February 1st, 2018 Regional Migrant Officials visited the newly remodeled Wayne County Migrant Education Center located on the Wayne County School’s campus.

WCHS Art Department recognized for 3D printer production EKU Professor and Tim Withers

EKU professor visits WCHS Art Teacher Tim Withers' classroom to kearn more about his 3D printing and design he teaches high school art students.

Wayne County Dance Team places high at 12th and 13th Regional Competition WCHS Dance Team with trophies

The Wayne County High School Varsity Dance Team did an outstanding job placing and participating on Saturday, January 27th at the 12th-13th Regional Dance Competition.

Wayne County High School graduate Alan Brown came and spoke to Wayne County ATC Alan Brown speaking to carpentry class
Wayne County High School graduate Alan Brown came and spoke to Wayne County Area Technology Center Carpentry students on January 26th about becoming a draftsman. Brown, who is an intern at Deco Architects talked about the importance of working hard to achieve one’s goals in life and shared his journey into this career field.
Wayne County's Archery Teams Perform well at Burnside's 6th Annual Archery Tournament middle school team

Wayne County Schools Archery Teams performed well at Burnside’s 6th Annual Archery Tournament on January 27th, with two of the teams placing and receiving awards. 




WCHS Juniors are Elgible to Apply for the SKRECC SKRECC

Applications for the 2018 Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., are now beging accepted by South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative.

Mat Cards finish 3rd at State Duals in Columbia at Lindsey Wilson College Wayne County Mat Cards

The Wayne County Wrestling team traveled to Lindsey Wilson College on Saturday, January 27 to compete in the KYWCA Small School State Dual Tournament. The Mat Cards Defeated Western Hills 74 - 6 and Sheldon Clark 49 - 25 in pool action. Wayne County lost to the eventual state champion Union County 60 - 3  in the semi-finals. Wayne County bounced to defeat Larue County 43 - 24 to finish third overall in the state dual tournament. Wayne County improves to 29 - 7 on the season. The team will be back in action on Thursday, January 2 at the Rodney  Woods Gymnasium. Wayne County will host Whitley County for senior night starting at 7 pm.

Representatives from Passport Health to Attend a Relatives Raising Relatives Meeting flyer

On Wednesday, January 31 at 11:00 a.m. Relatives Raising Relatives will have representatives from Passport Health attend their meeting and participate in health related activities, the sharing of important information, social time, and some light refreshments.

After Beating Cumberland County on January 20th, Lady Cards were defeated by South Laurel on January 23rd Macey Blevins takes a free throw shot

The JROTC Color Guard, Wayne County High School Pep Band, High School Dance Team, and Cheerleaders all supported the Lady Cards at the home doubleheader.

Boys Basketball Team Nets Big Victory Over Knox Central In Home Doubleheader Halftime huddle

Come out and support the Cardinals at the away game Friday, January 26th as they play Southwestern! They took a loss to the Warriors earlier in the season, and look for redmeption. Southwestern has a record of 10-8, while the Cardinals have a record of 12-10. Come out and support your Cards, as District foes clash at 7:30 January 26th. Go Cards!

New Immunization Requirements for Kentucky School Children new immunization requirements

New immunization requirements for Kentucky school children are effective for the 2018-2019 school year. All children agges 18 months to 18 years of age must now get a two dose series of the Hepatitis A vaccine. All children ages 16 and older are required to have a meningitis vaccination, which is considered a booster dose from their 6th-grade vaccinations.

Wayne County High School Financial Aid Workshop to be Held FAFSA

Wayne Couny High School is hosting another Financial Aid Workshop from 10:00 AM until 12:00 (noon) on Monday, January 29th in the Wayne County High School Media Center.

Hundreds Attend Wayne County Unity Breakfast Celebration mlkjr breakfast

The Lions Club provided a pancake breakfast, the Waynetonian Choir performed and several speakers celebrated the holiday in a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. The Waynetonian Choir made a huge impact singing, "Make a Diferrence" and "My Country Tis of Thee."

Mat Cards Take 3rd Place and Improve to 26-6 On the Season at Rooster Duals Wayne County Mat Cards

The Wayne County Wrestling Team traveled to Maryville, Tennessee on Saturday January 20th for the Rooster Duals at Heritage High School. The tournament featured 12 teams with several top teams ranked in their respective divisions.  The Mat Cards improve to 26-6 on the season.

Nominations Open for 2019 Kentucky Teacher Awards kde logo

The Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline Inc., sponsors of the Kentucky
Teacher Awards, have opened the nomination process for the 2019 awards.

Lowe’s Volunteers graciously assist in remodel efforts for new Migrant Education Center lowes group photo

Volunteers and donations from the Lowe's store in Somerset helped kickstart renovations for the English as a Second Language and Migrant Program facility.

WCHS Computer Science Class Representatives Share with the Board of Education the Program's Success Marsha Bertram presenting a slide show on the computer classes

Computer Science instructor Marsha Bertram presented information on the new technology pathways offered at the High School. One pathway focuses on building and servicing the computers, with the third year computer students contributing to the IT Help Desk. The second pathway concretrated on how computer programs work and how to write computer code. Some of these students are enrolled in  Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles and may recieve college credit for the course.

Lady Cardinals competed with Southwestern on January 9th Group Picture

Southwestern defeated Wayne County's young team at a home game on January 9th. The upcomnig game with Cumberland County for Friday, January 12th has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled for a later date.

Several Wayne County Football Team Members Honored Lorenzo Linsey

Congratulations to Lorenzo Linsey on being named District 6 and Class 4A Player of the Year! Along with this, Stetson Simpson and German Ruiz were voted onto the All Star Roster to play in the Best of the Bluegrass Game. Lastly, Coach Shawn Thompson earned the honor of District 6 Coach of the Year. Congrats and thank you to these men for their hard work and dedication. Go Cards!

Gifted and Talented Program is creating world travelers Roman Coliseum

Wayne County students are traveling the world with the Gifted and Talented program. Students will be touring Australia and Italy in 2018. Jennifer Chaplin would like to invite all GT and Honor Roll students in grades 5-12 that are interested in attending the next Travel Study enrollment meeting for information on the summer 2019 D-Day 75th anniversary Tour that includes England and France. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 24, at 5 PM in the WCHS Auditorium. RSVP Jennifer Chaplin, via email at Jennifer.Chaplin@wayne.kyschools.us

Barrett Hutchinson signs with the University of the Cumberlands Barrett with his parents and school administrators

On December 19, Wayne County senior Barrett Hutchinson signed to continue his football career at the University of the Cumberlands.

Wrestling Team Competes In the Rooster Rumble Kurtis Karr

The Wayne County Wrestling team finished third overall in the 18 team Rooster Rumble dual tournament at Alcoa Tennessee on Thursday December 28. The Mat Cards improved to 23 - 4 on the season.

Wayne County Wrestling Improves Record at Border Wars Tournament Wayne County Mat Cards

The Wayne County Wrestling team hosted their annual Border Wars Tournament on Wednesday December 27 at the Rodney Woods Gymnasium. The Mat Cards improved to 20 - 2 on the season with wins over Meade County, McCreary Central, and Danville.

Student Government Association hosts Woman-less Beauty Pageant Winners of the Woman-less Beauty Pageant Fundraiser

The WCHS Student Government Association had planned this successful fundraising event since August of 2017. The Pageant was held December 19th and was the event of the first semester of the school year. The Pageant consisted of 22 boys from the high school across the four grades. The boys made up their own personas, new names, wore dresses, wigs, and makeup. They also treated the audience to a choreographed dance. The judges consisted of Retired Teacher Joey Neal, WCHS Principal Justin Alley, Head Football Coach Shawn Thompson, and Circuit Court Clerk Patricia Lay. The celebrity judge was Miss Kentucky herself, Molly Matney.Coach Thompson and Principal Alley were good sports too and dressed up, just like the boys in the pageant! The guest audience and students laughed a lot and had fun at the fundraiser, which will be used to help fund student rewards and field trips. 

Congrats to the Mat Cards On a Strong Showing at the Meade County Duals Wayne County Mat Cards

The Wayne County Wrestling team competed in the ten team Meade County Tsunami Duals on Thursday December 21 at Brandonburg Kentucky. The Mat Cardinals finished 4 -1 on the day and runner-up in the dual tournament.

New immunization requirements will take effect during the 2018-2019 school year. Vaccine

Nuevo requisitos de vacunación para el año escolar 2018.

Holiday celebration held for migrant students and families Enjoying Migrant Party

The new Wayne County School Migrant Education program enjoyed a huge turnout for a holiday celebration held at the Wayne Theater on December 12th.  

High School senior accepts wrestling scholarship from Lindsey Wilson College Cagen with his parents and coaches

Wayne County High School senior Cagen Wallace signed to wrestle for Lindsey Wilson College. Wallace will receive a full academic and athletic scholarship.

Wayne County JROTC cadets present instructors with a valuable gift on the program’s 25th anniversary year The JROTC

The JROTC cadets kept a semester-long secret to surprise their retired military instructors with a meaningful gift on the milestone anniversary of the Wayne County JROTC program.

WC Band presented A Christmas Celebration A student plays the flute

One December 14 at Pickrell Auditorium, the 8th Grade and High School combined band performed six pieces. Senior Elsa Dishman conducted her own arrangement of "White Winter Hymnal" by Fleet Foxes.

Senior Cheerleader signs with University of the Cumberlands Lindsey smiles with her family, former and future coaches, and school administrators

Wayne County High School Senior Lindsay McClellan will receive a four-year partial academic/athletic scholarship to the University of the Cumberlands after years of cheerleading experience.

Students enjoyed Ugly Sweater contests across the school system Monticello elementary ugly sweater contest winners

Monticello Elementary and WCHS help ugly sweater contests to get kids into the holiday spirit.

The Center for Rural Development Invites the Community to Several Christmas Events celtic angels

Enjoy the best of Celtic and Irish song and dance in Celtic Angels Christmas on December 7th.

Huge Turnout for Wayne County Little League Football Program Boys in the lineup

There was a massive turnout for the Wayne County Little League Football Program this year. The program is made up of three teams in the first and second grade range and two teams in the third through sixth grade range. The teams compete during August and September. Cheerleading teams corresponding with the age groups support the teams.

Honoring the Man and his Dream Unity Breakfast at SCC 2

Somerset Community College Unity Breakfast will be held Friday, January 13th, followed by a special celebration on Sunday, January 15th at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. The featured speaker for the celebration is Reverend Richard N. Hughes, a college minister at Stephens College in Louisville, Kentucky.  

Congratulations to the 2016 Homecoming Candidates

Voting will take place on Tuesday for the King and Queen from the court. They will be honored at the football game on Friday, September 23 when the Cardinals take on Clay County at home.

Lady Cards Soccer season underway

Wayne County Lady Cards Soccer Team were headed to Monroe County Thursday, September 1st; however, due to illnesses, the game has been canceled. The next game will take place at Southwestern on September 8th, away, followed by a game with Pulaski County at home on September 10.

Bell Elementary students enjoyed planting broccoli in the school garden

WCHS FFA students prepared the plot in the garden and the agriculture students assisted the children plant the vegetables.

Local students participate in K-PREP testing next two weeks

Wayne County School students in a variety of grade levels will be participating in the 2016 Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) assessment beginning this coming Monday, May 9th .

Senior Class Nominations for Class Flower, Song & Inspirational Quote

Seniors are eligible to make their nomination for Senior Class Flower, Song, & Inspirational Quote at the following link:


WCHS Football Banquet was recently held to acknowledge the team's success

Awards were given to individuals, seniors, and the All-District team. The cardinals finished the season with an impressive record of 11-3.


WCHS Students - Use the following link to name the cafeteria.  The winning name will be used in the upcoming remodeling of WCHS's cafeteria!  Deadline to vote is February 24th!

Vote Here--------->     http://goo.gl/forms/riiIsz2Fwy

Mat Cards Finish Sixth in State Duals

The Wayne County Wrestling Team traveled to Lindsey Wilson College on Saturday January 30 for the Kentucky Small School State Dual Tournament. Small School division is all wrestling teams in the state with an enrollment of 1000 students or less. This marked the 25th year of the dual tournament. Wayne County has qualified 23 of the 25 years  the tournament has been held.

Name the School Cafeteria!

WCHS is in the middle of a total cafeteria makeover.  One of the things we need is a name for the cafeteria.  Submit your best, most creative names at the following link.  We will be voting within a few weeks on what the new cafeteria will be called!



Wayne County High School Archery Team is ranked number 26 in the state

Currently, Wayne County High School Archery Team is ranked number 26 in the state.  Wayne County’s Team has had two individual winners from the last tournament at Pulaski County High School on January 16th

WCHS Pathways to Readiness Initiative Moves Forward

  Wayne County High School’s new Pathways to Readiness initiative moved another step forward as the Board of Education approved a work ethic seal program designed to improve student graduation and proficiency rates, strengthen ties between the school system and business community, and provide a way for students to demonstrate their personal commitment to college, career and citizenship readiness.

Mat cards experience 3 wins and two loses at Heritage High School in Maryville, TN

The Wayne County Wrestling team traveled to Heritage High School in Maryville , Tennessee on Saturday January 16 for the Rumble in the Mountains Tournament. The tournament featured twelve teams ,with Wayne County being the only out of state team.

Lindsey Wilson students give a presentation about college in Colleen Hart's room

Lindsey Wilson students Morgan Sexton and Taylor Southwood gave a powerpoint presentation about the college experience to Wayne County High School students in Colleen Hart's dual credit US History classes. They also explained the experience of being a college student, provided advice, and answered questions that the students had.

JROTC contributes to the community

JROTC Battalion Staff functioning well in their official duties. As the first semester of the 2015-2016 school year goes by, and the students of Wayne County High School come back from Christmas break, the JROTC Battalion staff have become acclimated to their new jobs.

Author Wes Moore to speak at Somerset Community College

Acclaimed author and community activist Wes Moore will be on the campus of Somerset Community College (SCC) on January 15, 2016 as the featured speaker for the 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast. The event, which begins at 8:30 a.m., will be held in the SCC Citizens National Bank Community Room in the Harold Rogers Student Commons on the Somerset Campus at 808 Monticello Street in Somerset.

Mat Cards win Sectional Duals January 9

     The Wayne County Wrestling Team won their fifth consecutive Sectional Four Dual Championship Saturday at Perry County Central High School in Hazard. Wayne County had wins over Danville, Boyle County, Letcher County Central, Perry County Central, and McCreary Central to finish with five wins on the day.

SCC to offer kentucky's first certificate in additive manufacturing/3D Printing

Somerset Community College is the first institution of higher education to offer a state-wide certificate in additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The certificate, which requires 16 credit hours to obtain, will be available to students in January 2016.

WCHS Media Center offers numerous resources to students

Kentucky Virtual Library and Destiny are among the valuable research tools at students' fingertips.

Learn about college financial aid through KET program on January 11th

KET’s “College Financial Aid Call-In 2016, a one-hour, live special edition of Education Matters offers help in navigating the all-important college financial aid application process. The program, hosted by Bill Goodman, airs Monday, Jan. 11 at 9/8 pm on KET and will also stream live online at KET.org/live.

Time for college bound seniors to fill out the FAFSA

High school seniors planning to attend college or technical school this fall should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also called the FAFSA, as soon as possible. The counselors have two upcoming workshops planned this month to help.

WCMS Choir performs Christmas Carols at "Peace on Earth" celebration of music

A ten member choir under the direction of Cindy Rose, shared melodies with vocalists from the 21st century program, leading up to the holidays.They provided the audience with a wonderful performance at the historic Wayne Theater.

WCHS Red Zone to begin on January 11

Red Zone intervention time that helps students focus on college, career readiness skills will be built into the Wayne County High School schedule beginning the week of January 11th on Monday through Thursday. 

Wayne County Wrestling team hosts annual Cardinal Classic which featured high school and middle school teams

Wayne County won both the high school and middle school divisions on Saturday, January 2nd. The Mat Cards will be back in action on Saturday, January 9th when they travel to Perry County Central High School for the Sectional 4 duals.

Mat Cards host Border Wars with four wins and one loss

The Wayne County Wrestling Team host their annual Border Wars Wrestling Dual Tournament on Monday December 28 at the Rodney Woods Gymnasium. The tournament featured six team from across the state of Kentucky. Teams attending were Letcher County Central, Lexington Tates Creek, Meade County, McCreary Central, Whitley County and Wayne County.

Mat Cards finish Runner Up at Tsunami Duals at Meade County

The Wayne County Wrestling Team traveled to Meade County on Tuesday December 22 and Wednesday 23 for the ten team dual tournament at Meade County. The Mat Cards finished 9-1 in the tournament to finish runner up to Meade County who was 10 - 0.Wayne County had wins over Louisville Desales, Fort Knox, Corydon Indiana, Louisville Iroquis, Bishop Fenwick Ohio, Central Hardin, Louisville Central, Christian County, and Apollo.

Special recognition for six members of the Brass Ensemble

Members of the six member Brass Ensemble, which are part of the Wayne County High School Marching Band performed a couple of pieces that they were happy to share with the board of education. The band wished to thank the board members for their work to meet the needs of students and in particular the school district’s band program. They expressed their thankfulness through their music.

Mary McLean's biology class makes cell models

Mary McLean and Josh Bartley's tenth grade biology classes made models of cells out of everything from: styrofoam, papermache, boxes, and blankets for a recent project. Each group of students had to make either a plant or an animal cell. The top 16 models have been displayed in the High School Media Center.

Local educator's column featured in Kentucky Teacher

An editorial column written by Middle School Teacher Leah Wheat was featured in Kentucky Teacher, a statewide online publication for Kentucky educators earlier this month.

Somerset Community College now enrolling for natural gas service technician certificate program

Somerset, Ky. (December 11, 2015) – The Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative that was created in 2014 by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and U.S. Representative Hal Rogers has generated much buzz in the area regarding the creation of new jobs and growth in industry. Along with the move to improve high-speed Internet service in Kentucky, the initiative has also pushed the creation of new and different jobs, as well as education to prepare the workforce for those positions.

Educators and health care workers update district's wellness policy

The District's Coordinated School Health meeting was held on December 15 to ensure that our district and the schools have a fully functioning Coordinated School Health Committee and current plan in place.

The Wayne County Band presented "A Christmas Concert" before a packed audience on December 15

A packed house of band student families and friends enjoyed the concert that began with the sixth grade band, followed by the seventh and eighth grade combined band, then the brass ensemble, and concluded with the eighth grade and high school combined band.The student musicians did a wonderful job playing a variety of holiday songs.  

The FBLA food drive for the HOPE Center was a huge success

A total of 529 food items were collected and donated to Monticello's HOPE Center. Josh Parmley's first period class won the competiton between classes by collecting a total of 134 items and will receive a doughnut party courtesy of the Wayne County FBLA. Angela Morrow's class came in 2nd place with 118 items.

Congratulations to 122 freshmen that met requirements for Freshman Academy

Students that had no unexcused absences and no more than three infractons since the beginning of the school year got to go to Somerset to see The Good Dinosaur and got to eat out on Friday, December 11.

Life Change Diabetes Prevention Program offered to employees

Do you have Pre-diabetes? A history of gestgestational diabetes? Are you at risk for pre-diabetes or diabetes? Join the program!

The Wayne County Wrestling team competed in the Seymour Eagle Challenge on Saturday December 12 at Seymour High School

The tournament featured fourteen teams from Tennessee and Wayne County from Kentucky. Wayne County defeated Anderson County and Grace Christian Academy in pool action to advance to the finals in pool play against {1} Red Bank in Class 2A.The Mat Cardinals lost 39-37 in a dual that saw five lead changes.

WC Dance Team showcases routines at basketball games

The dance team, coached Dani Pyles, has performed multiple routines for events such as the Christmas Parade, Veterans Programs, and basketball games. The team recieved first place in military routine at the EHS Dance Expo held in November. Congratulations, girls!

Football coach and player recognized for 4A Awards during recent basketball game

Dalton Garner was named Player of the Year in the 4A Football competition and Coach Shawn Thompson was named Coach of the Year.

Audience enjoys watching Polar Express movie on a big screen at Pickrell Auditorium

WCHS Band offered a holiday movie and popcorn as a fundraising project on Friday evening, December 11th in Pickrell Auditorium.

Lady Cardinals Basketball beats McCreary Central 68-41

The girls' basketball season is off to a good start with two victories, bringing their record to 2-2. Go Lady Cards!

Custodians help make things festive for the students

Custodians set up Christmas decorations at Monticello Elementary to celebrate the holidays. All the schools have been decorating for the holiday and making their schools very inviting for students.

Boys basketball 1st week recap

The Cardinals after week one battling some tough teams are now 2-2. Goodluck to the Cardinals next week in the Smokey Mountain Classic in Gatlinburg TN. Go Cards!

Wayne County ATC Business Program hosts job interview seminar

The Business Technology Program at Wayne County Area Technology Center (ATC) recently hosted a Job Interview Seminar for high school seniors enrolled in Career & Technology Education (CTE) courses at Wayne County ATC and Wayne County High School.  Seventy WCHS seniors were in attendance at the seminar held in the Wayne Theater in downtown Monticello.

Mat Cards Finish 4-1 at Cardinal Duals

The Wayne County Wrestling team hosted the Cardinal Duals on Saturday December 5 at  the Rodney Woods gymnasium. The tournament featured eight team from across state teams included Scott County, Anderson County, Madison Central, Danville, Boyle County, McCreary Central, Whitley County, and Wayne County.

WCHS Bowling Team concludes season and prepares for regional tournament

The 2015-16 bowling season is drawing to a close as teams prepare to compete in regional tournament play on January 30 and 31. The team celebrates a moderatley successful season resulting in several wins for both the boys and girls teams.

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Wayne County Schools appreciate grant funding from Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Literacy Grant

Wayne County Schools are pleased to receive a total of $9,500 worth of grants through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Literacy Grant. Wayne County Schools District Grant Writer Brian Ford recently congratulated schools in the district that received contributions to help improve literacy, after going through a detailed and competitive application process.

Somerset Community College and Lindsey Wilson College partner to offer online bachelor's degree

Somerset, Ky. (December 1, 2015) –Students in the Visual Communication Program at Somerset Community College (SCC) now have a new direct path to a bachelor’s degree from Lindsey Wilson College.

Thanks for a great Cardinal Football season! Wayne county finished their season at 11-3

Congratulations to the seniors who have broken the school record for most wins in program history with 40 during their four year career. The season concluded with Wayne County being named the Class 4A Semi-State Runner-Up.

Wayne County Winter Guard puts on camp

The WCHS Winter Guard will be putting on a color guard camp that is open to grades 6-12th. All are welcome and encouraged to attend if interested in color guard. Auditions will be held on Dec 11th from   4-5:30 in the WCHS Auditorium.

WCHS FCA and JROTC members prepare Thanksgiving meals for the community

Students served over 800 meals to local residents. They used 49 turkeys, 50 pounds of onions, 2 cases of celery, 600 pints of milk, 14 large pans of dressing, and 12 large pans of chocolate divided into 953 brownies to create the giant feast for less fortunate community members.

FBLA students shared "The Juice Box Bully" book with Monticello Elementary students

ATC students visited with elementary students as they implemented an FBLA Unite to Serve Project.

Monticello Elementary Waynetonian Choir to perform at The Center for Rural Development's Spirit of Giving Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration

The Monticello Elementary Waynetonian Choir is returning again this season to perform a selection of holiday music and carols at the Spirit of Giving Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration on Monday, Nov. 30, at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.

WCHS pep rally held to celebrate the Football Cards' Regional Championship victory

The cheerleaders, marching band, and student pep club supported the football team at the pep rally. WCHS Social Studies Teacher Jason Kennett lead the cheers for the team. Come out and support the Cardinals at Jewell Field at 7:30 pm Friday, November 27th when they face Johnson Central.

Students enjoy turkey day activities

All kinds of Thanksgiving activities have been underway at the schools. The FCA/JROTC will actually be preparing Thanksgiving meals in the high school kitchen for those needing a warm delicious meal on the holiday, as well as distributing the dinners. Students across the district already enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast last week. The district food service department worked for weeks planning for the turkey day and were only 28 lbs. short from serving 1000 lbs. of turkey for the Thanksgiving holiday meal, while also serving 285 lbs. spiral ham. Student Average Daily Participation was at a high of 90% (last month ADP 84%). The nutrition department was happy to see several extra adults and parents join the students for the feast. In addition the elementary schools celebrated the season with arts and crafts and instruction tied to cooking opportunities.

WCHS Football wins Region and will host the Semi-State Final

Congratulations to our WCHS Cardinal Football team for advancing to the Final 4 for Region 3 Class 4A. In a hard fought battle played out on November 20th where the Cards defeated Knox Central in easy fashion, 42-14, winning the Region Championship. Come out and pack Jewell Field on November 27th as they take on Johnson Central to advance to the State Championship. Roll Cards!

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Teachers decorate classroom to promote special learning events

Teachers at WCMS inspired students with Lights on After School door decorating contests, while Wayne County High School promotes colleges through door decorations.

Geographical Information Systems for Buisness class to be offered by SCC

Somerset Community College (SCC) is offering a class, broken up into two, four-hour sessions, on using GIS for business in order to help business professionals utilize free, GIS based software to engage clients, make better business decisions and stand out in their industry.

The Wanda's Bolze Memorial Scholarship Book Sale open to the public


Somerset, Ky. (November 12, 2015) – The annual Wanda Bolzé Memorial Scholarship book sale at Somerset Community College will be held Tuesday, November 24, 2015 on the SCC Somerset North Campus, located at 808 Monticello Street in Somerset. The sale will be set up in the Citizens National Bank Community Room of the Harold Rogers Student Commons from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Educator Trevis Upchurch shared a tremendous speech with the WCHS students

The JROTC sponsored a wonderful Veteran's Day program highlighting each branch of the military in a flag service. Wayne County educator Trevis Upchurch was the keynote speaker and did a wonderful job sharing information from his experience on active duty with the high school students and veterans in attendance.

WCHS Bowling Team launches 2015-16 season

The Wayne County Cardinals and Ladybirds Bowling Teams began to compete in regular season matches on November 7th. Teams competed against Lynn Camp and Corbin to prepare for the upcoming regional tournament in January.

WCHS Football Advances to Region Finals

This past Friday, November 13th, the Cards moved one step closer to their goal of winning a region championship after the 27-24 victory over a tough Rockcastle team. The Cards set their sights on the Region Championship this Friday, November 20th, as they take on Knox Central for the title. This marks the second regional championship game the Cards have competed in over the last three years. For the first time ever, Wayne County will host the regional championship game at 7:30 pm at Jewell Field.

WCHS XC Compete at State meet

    Wayne County High School Cross Country Boys and Girls Team runners recently finished their fall season on a high note at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association state cross country meet held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

Wayne County Cross Country Program participates at state meet

Wayne County High School Cross Country Boys and Girls Team runners recently finished their fall season on a high note at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association state cross country meet held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

Early college opportunity meeting will be held during high school parent teacher conferences

Wayne County High School will host an informational session for those unable to attend the previous sessions on the Early College Opportunity to parents of 8th grade through 11th grade students during Parent Teacher Conference night on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 6:00 PM in the Pickrell Auditorium. The counselor's office and SCC advisors offered seniors an opportunity to complete their top online college applications early this week through on-going  workshops.  


Help celebrate 75 years of Wayne County Basketball (T-Shirt Order Deadline Extended)

To commemorate 75 years of Wayne County Basketball, the 2016 Boys Basketball Team is selling t-shirts that may be ordered at each school building to December 3rd. Season passes for boys and girls basketball will be available at all schools starting Tuesday, Nov. 17. Passes are $10 for students and $30 for adults. They are for all boys and girls regular season home games.

Wayne County Schools participate in Veterans Parade in downtown Monticello

Wayne County JROTC, Marching Band, Waynetonian Choir, and Carol Ford represented our school district well at the 2015 Veterans Parade.

BETA Club holds pancake breakfast for veterans

Jared Criswell's BETA Club served breakfast to veterans at the Wayne County High School food laboratory.

Children's Village to be held at the Monticello National Guard Armory

Children are invited to the Monticello National Guard Armory to purchase homemade gifts, win door prizes, take pictures with Santa, and more!

WCHS Family Resource Center coordinates anti-drug education program

The WCHS Family Resource Center recently provided an anti-drug program to the high school with activities and presentations to show them how hazardous drugs are to their bodies, minds, and futures.

Veterans Day Ceremony to be held in downtown Monticello

Wayne County Schools is actively involved in the Veterans Day Parade/Ceremony, which will be held in downtown Monticello on Wednesday, Nov 11. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the WCHS gym. The line-up begins at 10:00 to 10:30 at the new Family Dollar Store on North Main Street.



Wayne County Schools proactive in honoring veterans

Wayne County Schools will play an integral part of the salute to veterans this Wednesday, both in downtown Monticello and on the local school campus.  In fact, Wayne County students have been so proactive in providing all kinds of programs on the subject, they have participated in a couple of very memorable events already.

Big South Fork welcomes Michael W. Nagle for a book signing at the Stearns Train Depot.

Learn how Justus S. Stearns shaped McCreary County and the local Region and listen to Mr. Nagle talk about his new biography and the history of Justus S. Stearns. Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase signed copies of Michael Nagle's new book.

WCHS Media Center hosts Pumpkin Character Contest

Students at WCHS were encouraged to paint pumpkins for a literary based decoration contest. Pumpkins were judged for accuracy to the book or character they represented, the most creative, and the pumpkin that was voted for most by students. Rachel Bertram was the winner for the best literary pumpkin character with Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde. Emily Keith's Alfalfa from the Little Rascals won the student choice award. Alexis Malone's Griever from the Maze Runner won the most creative character. The Facebook winner of the pumpkin contest was Papa Smurf, created by Kaitlyn Gardner and Cassie Stockton.

Annual FCA/JROTC Thanksgiving Dinner will be held

The Wayne County High School JROTC and FCA are once again teaming up to feed the shut-ins and less fortunate of Wayne County on Thanksgiving Day.

Teachers and staff took advantage of a professional development day on Nov. 2

A variety of training classes were held on the latest software programs while teachers analyzed test results. The Converge program is being implemented in classrooms. Teachers are creating online courses for the future with their curriculum.

Senior Night honors veteran football players and band musicians at winning game for the Cards on October 30

The Band put on an awesome show at half time before traveling to the State Semi-Finals held at Greenwood High School in Bowling Green, where they finished the season in 12th place in the state class 4A.

Wayne County Cross Country competed in Super Regionals

On October 31, Wayne County’s Cross Country program were host to 33 teams competing in the 2015 KHSAA 'Super Regionals' Cross Country Meet at Cave Lake Event Park. The events included the Girls' and Boys' Region 6 Class 1A, Region 5 2A, and Region 7 3A competitions. Wayne County School runners competed in the Region 5 2A division. 

"On the Move" is coming to Wayne County Schools

“On The Move!” is Operation UNITE’s newest drug education and prevention initiative. The five-component program is provided FREE to schools – through a partnership with Appalachia High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) and the Kentucky Army National Guard – targeting students in 7th and 10th grades. Program instruction meets standards of the Kentucky Core Content areas of Practical Living and Health.

Seniors appreciated the opportunity to discuss their futures at Close The Deal event

Wayne County High School seniors attended the first ever Close The Deal event at the Aspire Center on October 28 to help guide them towards future goals. Admission counselors, financial aid advisors, and community leaders participated in round table talks to help them confirm future goals and how to achieve them. Wayne County was one of a handful of districts in the state to launch this new project that is an outgrowth of the statewide Operation Preparation annual event, which the local district has been a part of for several years.

UK Extension Office coordinates successful Truth or Consequences special event UK Extension Office coordinates successful Truth or Consequences special event

There were 275 Wayne County Freshmen, Lake Cumberland Boys Camp, and Otter Creek students who benefitted from the event. Coordinator Jody Paver said there were 150 volunteers who helped make the day a success on October 30.

Wayne County named Runner Up of 12th Region Volleyball Tournament

Wayne County Girls Volleyball finished up the 2015 season as 12th Region Runner-Up.  Last week the Lady Cards traveled to rivalry Southwestern High School to compete in the 12th Region Tournament.  The Cards came in as 48th District Runner-Up having fell short to the Southwestern Warriors 1-3 in the District Championship game over at McCreary Central High School the week prior by scores of 23-25, 25-17, 25-15, and 28-26. 

Healthy Kids Clinic provides flu shots to students across the district

Students at each building received a record number of flu shots to prevent future illness. The Healthy Kids Clinic visited each school to provide a convenient way to provide the vaccine and fight the flu.

Somerset Community College to host internationally known William Blake Scholar to speak on Blake's printing methods

Somerset, Ky.– Dr. Michael Phillips, an internationally known William Blake scholar, will be at Somerset Community College Monday, November 2, 2015 to informally demonstrate Blake’s printing method during the day and give a lecture that evening.

Farm to Fork meal featured on lunch menu on October 29th

October is National Farm to School Month. Wayne County Schools are fortunate to have a three acre school garden to help provide fresh vegetables at student place settings.

21st Century's Lights on After School was a big success

21st Century's Lights on After School Through the Looking Glass: Imagining the Impossible included a great magician act, performance by the WCMS choir, refreshments from the Mad Hatter's Tea Party and special learning events. Special thanks to the 21st Century Coordinator Katherine Kidd.

Seniors will be treated to "Close the Deal" special event to help with their future

Close the Deal is a new upcoming event set for Wednesday, October 28th to highlight Wayne County High School seniors. Wayne County is one of four school districts in the state selected to host one of these events.

Golf program highlighted at Board of Education Meeting

The golf team was honored for an exceptional season at the October Board of Eduation Meeting. Reese Sexton was the Middle School State Champion.

Shifting Gears in local education...Expanding options for students enhance future prosperity

A dramatic new program to produce highly skilled graduates that will be college, career and citizenship ready is changing the face of the WCHS as it transitions from a traditional model to an Early College and Career Center.

WCHS Marching Band advance to KMEA State Semi-Finals

Wayne Co Marching Cardinals participated in the Class 4A West Regional on Saturday, 10/24.

ATC Carpentry Classes exemplify skills learned in the classroom

Students at WC ATC who attend carpentry classes were given the opportunity recently to show their skills they have learned for masonry. The students worked together to create small cement structures that had to be built according to a grading rubric.Three groups competed to create the most substantial structure for masonry week.

Healthy Kids Clinic scheduled to administer the flu vaccine

The Healthy Kids Clinic will be conducting a flu clinic for students beginning Monday, October 26th through Friday, October 30th. 

Don't Miss Lights on After School this Afternoon

Wayne County Middle School would like to invite the community to their Lights on After School Celebration Thursday, October 22nd from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This year’s local theme is “Looking through the 21st Century Looking Glass Imagining the Impossible.”

Preview WCHS Literacy News Fall Edition from Media Center

Many resources are available for students to enhance their educational experience at Wayne County High School. In the areas of writing and communication all teachers are working to implement literacy components in every subject area to equip students with the skills they need to be college, career, and citizenship ready citizens.

45th Annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade to be held

Student organizations and community members are encouraged to participate in the 45th Annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade. The parade will be held December 4th at 6 o'clock. Parade float entries are now being accepted. For more information contact the Chamber of Commerce and "Let Your Light Shine" this year in the parade.

Wayne County High School Bass Fishing Team host Fishing Tournament

On Saturday, October 3, Wayne County High School hosted an open high school fishing tournament out of Conley Bottom Marina.

Kentucky School Safety Week


October 18-24, 2015, is designated Safe Schools Week. Wayne County High School will be celebrating the event by having an assembly on Friday, October 23 during sixth period to recognize students who have participated in extra-curricular and athletic teams during the fall.  

Wayne County Marching Band wins 1st Place at Barren County

Congratulations to the Wayne County Marching Band on their first place Class 4A competition finish at Barren County High School on Saturday, October 17th.

Wayne County School Resource Officer position becomes reality

Wayne County School students are benefiting from a full time school resource officer as a result of a joint effort between the sheriff’s department, county government and the local school district. Parents and students may contact Deputy Adam Dodson on his facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/wcschoolresourceofficer?ref=hl.

Graduate Peyton Woods featured on UT Chattanooga Website

Jim Horten wrote a story on 10/14/2015 entitled Woods' Triple Threat is in His DNA. The article was the third of a sixth part series featuring newcomers to the Chattanooga Mocs men's basketball program's 2015-16 active roster. Former Cardinal basketball player Peyton Woods graduated from Wayne County High School in May 2015.

WCHS Girls Basketball program raises funds for extra expenses during the season at Z93 Radio Auction

Players and parents worked at the auction on September 13 raising about $3,000 to enhance the athletic program.

Congratulations to Volleyball Seniors

Seniors were honored at the home volleyball varsity game on Monday, October 12.

Pumpkin Character Contest

The library media center is getting into the fall spirit by hosting a decorated pumpkin contest. It’s easy and fun! Simply decorate a pumpkin to represent a favorite book character or favorite book.

Otter Creek Photography Class anti-bullying display makes an impact on high school students

WCHS Media Center featuring anti-bullying campaign this week. According to Media Specialist Carol Ford, "Already many of our students have been captivated by it and expressed how creative and touching it is. Many of these students are able to relate to these words. Just from those who've passed by it today I've heard, 'Oh, that's me,' or 'Yes, I've been called that too!'"

Project Graduation Organizational Meeting will be held October 22nd

Wayne County High School parents are encouraged to attend an organizational meeting for Project Graduation on Thursday, October 22.  The purpose for this meeting is to re-establish the parent organization, so the students

Soccer teams conclude their seasons with individual players being highlighted

The girls and boys' soccer seasons concluded their season last week in regional play at Southwestern. The girls faced Southwestern in the District Championship on Monday, October 19. They suffered a hard fought 0-3 loss to the top seeded host. The boys also faced off against Southwestern in the 48th District Championship, suffering a narrow defeat by a score of 2-3.

Expanded Early College Opportunity Meeting to be held

           Wayne County High School is excited to begin offering expanded early college opportunities beginning with the 2016-2017 school year. Parents and students are invited to attend an informational meeting regarding these opportunities.

Outstanding Leaders are Recognized by Wayne County High School FFA

“Inch by inch, row by row, I’m gonna make this garden grow

All it takes is a rake and a hoe and piece of fertile ground

Inch by inch, row by row, God will bless these seeds I sow

God will warm them from below ‘til the rain comes tumbling down.”

Soccer Senior Nights celebrated at home games

Congratulations to our seniors on their fall soccer seasons. Thanks for all of your hard work and skills on the soccer field. Go Cards!

Cardinal Golfers perform well in state tournament

The Wayne County Golf Cards reached a long held team goal last week in Bowling Green, Ky.  The Cards were competing in their first State Championship since the 2000 season and had a team goal of playing on the final day. Wayne County shot a 314 in Tuesday’s first round of the state golf championship and made the team cut by 2 strokes. 

Football Cards win District Championship

Cards win a tremendous game over Knox Central on Friday October 9th to secure district title with a score of 35-24.The team and cheerleaders wore pink in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Cards play again this coming Friday at Russell County on October 16th. Go Cards!

Kentucky Employee’s Health Plan is pleased to announce that all health plan members can receive a free flu vaccine

Flu vaccines will be available at your school on October 13, 2015. Please have a copy of your insurance card or your ID number available that day. A sign up sheet will be posted outside each school nurse’s office.   

The homecoming court was featured at halftime of the Wayne vs. Rockcastle football game

Congratulations to the Wayne County Cardinal Football Team on another victory. Go Cards!

Wayne County Schools flu clinic will be held during the week of October 19-23

  Healthy Kids Clinic is pleased to announce that we will be holding the Wayne County Schools flu clinic during the week of October 19-23. Forms are going home in elementary students’ backpacks on Monday, October 12th.

The JV volleyball squad played just before the Varsity defeated Whitley County

The Wayne County Varsity Volleyball squad defeated Whitley County 3-0 on Sept. 29th to improve to a record of 16-14 on the season. The girls are coached under the direction of Sandra Baker.

Wayne Public Library has several fall break events for local students on M,T,Th, F, Sat at 1:00 each day

Students can take advantage of all kinds of special activities at the Wayne County Public Library during fall break.

Wayne County Schools Basketball Coach Rodney Woods returns to coaching post

Wayne County Schools are pleased to announce that Rodney Woods, the leading coach of 12th Region Basketball Championships, will be returning to campus after 29 years of local service to the Cardinals followed by a brief retirement.

Accountability test scores improve at Wayne County Schools….WCHS reaches “Distinguished” level

Wayne County School District’s Unbridled Learning Assessments and Accountability results have been released for the 2014-15 school year and the news is good, locally. Wayne County High School performed exceptionally well earning the highest level of performance, known as Distinguished, which is the second time in the past three years.

College opportunity meeting scheduled for October 15th

            Wayne County High School is excited to begin offering expanded early college opportunities beginning with the 2016-2017 school year. Parents and students are invited to attend an informational meeting regarding these opportunities on Thursday, October 15 in the Pickrell Auditorium at Wayne County High School. Please join us on the 15th to hear details about how your child can benfit and participate in this exciting initiative.

Super Hero Day celebrated at Wayne County Middle School

Students celebrated spirit week in a heroic way on Thursday, Sept 2nd to support the Cardinal Football Team. Each day students enjoyed dressing to a theme to promote school spirit. Go Cards!

High Attendance Day celebrated across the district

Thank you to everyone for helping our High Attendance Day become a huge success! Monticello Elementary was the school district winner with an attendance rate of 98.34. Students were excited about inflatables at Monticello Elementary and Bell Elementary during recess. Bell Elementary teachers with perfect attendance classes got a pie in the face along with multiple pies to the principal.

Wayne County Cross Country program hosts largest ever home meet

Wayne County Schools is fortunate to benefit from a home course that is one of the premier running areas in this part of the state, known as Cave Lake, just off KY 90. On Saturday, September 26th, it was the scene of the largest meet to date with Wayne County Schools hosting the impressive event.

Important Dates for the Class of 2016

Seniors have a busy schedule as they prepare for options after graduation.

Up, up, and away! Check out the campus from the clouds

Retired Wayne County educator Carolyn Davis shared photos from the sky as her husband Ralph piloted the plane. Thanks for sharing the view!

Congratulations to Cardinal Golfers Advancing to State Tournament

The Wayne County golf team posted an outstanding team score of 302 during Monday’s (September 28) 10th Region golf tournament, advancing to the state tournament as a team for the first time since the 2000 season. 

Wayne County Band Booster tenderloin lunch sale

Wayne County Band Boosters are hosting a tenderloin lunch sale on Thursday, October 1st from 10:30 - 2:30 p.m. in the WCHS Band Room. Proceeds from the sale will go to support the Wayne County Band Program.

Homecoming Carnival coming up Thursday, October 1st

The Wayne County Band will host its annual homecoming carnival following the comecoming parade. Featuring food, games, and fun for the whole family with admission at $1.

Kentucky joins Career Readiness Initiative

Kentucky took another step forward in its efforts to raise the rigor and relevance of career and technical education to better prepare high school graduates for postsecondary success.

South Kentucky RECC to celebrate Member Appreciation Day

     October is recognized nationally as National Cooperative Month, and South Kentucky RECC is proud to be a part of the celebration of cooperatives. The co-op has been honored to serve the 66,000 member-owners that receive electricity from South Kentucky RECC for more than 75 years.

Wayne County Marching Band Competes in Pulaski Invitational

 The Wayne County Marching Band participated in the Pulaski Co. Invitational  on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Wayne County High School Homecoming Court Nominees Announced

Voting will be underway on Tuesday, September 29th during first block.

Vitality checks help monitor health of employees

The Lake Cumberland Health Department assisted the schools with wellness screenings and checks for the staff. The staff received feedback on their cholesterol, blood glucose, blood pressure, and BMI levels.

Support Wayne County Cross County program as it hosts the WC XC Invitational Saturday, September 26

       Wayne County Cross Country will be hosting the Wayne County XC Invitational tomorrow, on Saturday, September 26th and the public is encouraged to attend. It will be the largest local meet to date with 19 schools attending at Cave Lake, where the home team runs on a regular basis.

Students lead service at Meet You at the Pole on Jewel Field

WCMS and WCHS FCA lead a service before school recently.

Pruitt Offered Education Statewide Commissioner Post

FRANKFORT, Ky.) – Today the Kentucky Board of Education voted to extend an offer of employment to Stephen L. Pruitt to become Kentucky’s sixth commissioner of education. Pruitt is currently senior vice president at Achieve, Inc., an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit education reform organization based in Washington, D.C.


Wayne County Schools' Equestrian students share information at Saddle Chick Horse Meeting

Kenzie Crabtree, Cassandra Crabtree, and Shelby Martin gave presentations on equine education, while sharing their competition experience at the Southern Regionals in Perry, GA. The Saddle Chicks welcomed them and hope to serve as mentors to the younger riders who attend Wayne County Schools.

Media Specialists appreciate bus drivers' efforts to retrieve library books

Librarians get many books back each year because of bus drivers who care about their passengers each day. So the librarians honored bus drivers recently with cards and lifesaver candy. Drivers find library books left on board and routinely deliver them back to school libraries. The librarians are more than happy to receive books at the closest building and then they deliver them to the appropriate library.

Students recognized at September 21st Board of Education meeting

Future Farmers of America (FFA) officers shared a sample opening of a FFA Meeting using proper parliamentary procedure. Officers dressed in their FFA attire participating in the opening exercise included: Avery Fierros-Parliamentarian, Katie Dean-Sentinel, Kelci Pyles-Reporter, Katie Carter-Vice President, Drew Phillips-President, Morgan Munsey-Secretary, and Bryant Dean-Student Advisor.

Wayne County Boys Soccer program experiences their first tournament win in school history

Talk about a memorable game. The Wayne County Boys Soccer Team scored when it counted as they experienced their first tournament win in school history at the Barren County Trojan Classic. The Cards advanced after defeating Clinton County 5-2 on Saturday, September 19th. In the finals the Cards defeated LaRue County 4-3 in a remarkable competition.

Wayne County Marching Band excels at North Laurel Marching Competition

The Wayne County Marching Band traveled to North Laurel High School's Marching Invitational this past weekend on September 19 and came home with several first place finishes.

Extension Specialist share the technical side of the school garden

County Extension Agriculture agent Glenn Roberts and his assistant Ashley Debord discussed the irrigation and plastic paper that controlled weeds in the garden to Justin Horton's agriculture classes.

High Attendance Day for Wayne County Schools

Wayne County Schools will be participating in high attendance day on Thursday, September 24, hoping to once again be recognized in Region 14. The Wayne County High School was a winner last year in the large high school category having a 95.79 percent attendance rate. Other elementary schools in the district have also been winners in the past.

Wayne County High School graduates treat students at school through Healthy Kids Clinic

 “Jordan is fine to stay at school. Our nurse practitioner gave her one dose of Claritin and her medicine has been called in to the pharmacy. You can pick it up this afternoon,” was the message the school nurse gave a sixth grade parent over the phone recently. Nurse Practitioner Rebecca Eicher Albright had written a prescription for allergy medicine after seeing a sixth grader in the nurse’s station, during a recent morning trip she made to the middle school building. Albright and her nurse Laura Dunnington, LPN, routinely rotate from school building to school building each day seeing pediatric patients.

Wayne County Boys Soccer on track for best season in program history

Wayne County Boys Soccer have been raising some eyebrows this year in the region. Currently ranked 2nd in the region, the soccer team has a record of 6-2-1. Over the three short years of the team's existence, their success is increasing rapidly.

WCHS Juniors continue to share their talents after Rogers Scholars Program experience

Wayne County High School Juniors Dalton Carter and Natalie Humble got to experience everything from witnessing surgery techniques to interviewing a NASA engineer to climbing a high ropes course this summer.

Deadline approaching for high school students wishing to apply for "Early Graduation"

Interested students are invited to come by the high school guidance counselors office to learn more about this process. The deadline for submitting the Intent Form is September 15th.

Cardinal Golf Team wins Eagle Trace Championship

The Wayne County golf team captured the Eagle Trace Invitational over the Labor Day weekend, giving the golf cards three invitational championships on the season.  Wayne County posted a score of 303 to win the event by 13 shots.

Lady Cardinal Volleyball Team defeats McCreary Central

Wayne County hosted McCreary Central on Tuesday, September 1. Congratulations to the Lady Cardinals.

WCHS Kellie Carter photos available to proof and order online

To see and order Wayne County High School Underclassmen school photos online, local students and parents can visit Proofing.KellieCarter.com or click the following links for each individual grade.

Parent Teacher Conferences coming up

Parent Teacher Conferences continue to be coming up at Wayne County Schools.

Wayne County Football got off to a great start at the first home regular season game

Wayne County Football defeated Perry County Central in no problem fashion last Friday, September 4th. The Cards scored an impressive 56 points to win the game decisively 56-8.

Underclassmen Photos Now Available!

All Underclassmen school photos are now available to proof and order online!  Parents and students can go to:  http://Proofing.KellieCarter.com or the following links for each grade level:

11th Grade:  http://proofing.kelliecarter.com/?/set/176c2/wchs-11th-grade/

10th Grade:  http://proofing.kelliecarter.com/?/set/177e2/wchs-10th-grade/

9th Grade:  http://proofing.kelliecarter.com/?/set/178ce/wchs-9th-grade/

Kellie plans to send orders to the lab on Fridays and will deliver those to the school as soon as they arrive.  School Staff will then deliver photos to your child.

Wayne County students support hometown football team

JROTC Color Guard, Cheerleaders, Dance Team, the Mascot, and the Marching Band perform at September 4th home football game. Go Cards!

KDE Encourages all students to apply to the 2015-16 Next-Generation Student Council

In order to gain valuable feedback from Kentucky students and to engage student leaders in learning by doing, the Kentucky education commissioner created the Next-Generation Student Council. This group meets with the commissioner and Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) staff, both in person and virtually, to discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Kentucky and provide feedback - from a student perspective - on critical issues impacting Kentucky students and schools.

Wayne County Women's Soccer Team soundly defeats McCreary Central

The Wayne County Women’s Soccer Team beat McCreary Central with five goals from five different
players on Monday, August 31st. The win was made possible by effective teamwork.

Wayne County Football comes up big at the Laurel Bowl

After coming up a tad short last week at Madison Central, the Cards bounced back. This past weekend on August 29th the Wayne County Football team traveled to South Laurel to participate in the Laurel Bowl. The Cards rolled through the South Laurel Cardinals in a 49-13 victory. The Cards play again September 4th at Home against Perry Central. It will be middle school night so come out and support our Cards and future Cards. Roll Cards!

Wayne County Boys suffer first loss of the season to an experienced Garrard County team

After a tough loss to Garrard County, the Wayne County Boys Soccer Team's records falls to 3-1-0, remaining the #2 ranked team in the 12th Region. The team travels to Glasgow tonight, August 31st.

Golf Team getting better and better as season rolls on

Wayne County Junior Corbin Kirksey fired a 2-under round of 70 last Saturday August 29th at Barren River State Park.  Kirksey survived a sudden death play-off against Glasgow’s Chase Landrum to capture medalist honors. Wayne County finished the month of August with a stellar 5-0 match record. On Saturday August 22nd the Wayne County golf team traveled to Lexington to compete in the Tates Creek Invitational at the Tates Creek Golf Course.

Wayne County Girls Soccer will face McCreary County Monday, August 31st

Come out and support the girls during an upcoming competitive match up. After a tough loss to Hart County, the girls are ready to bounce back with a good win over McCreary Central.

School to Garden Event held recently by FFA and U.K. Extension

FFA students participated in a special event know as field day sponsored by Wayne County Extension Service. Visitors got a first hand look at the huge variety of produce being harvested in the three acre garden that is then served in the school cafeterias.

High School Student Gabby Gregory shares safety project

As Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Girls grow courageous and strong through a wide variety of enriching experiences, such as field trips, community service projects, and cultural exchanges. 

SCC Looking for Community Talent


The annual audition for Somerset Community College Theatre & Film will take place in SCC’s Stoner Little Theatre on Monday and Tuesday night, August 31st and September 1st, 2015. Sign -in begins at 7:00 p.m. Auditions begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. An information packet is available in the SCC Fine Arts Offices in Stoner 108. An electronic version of the packet is available upon request via email at Steve.Cleberg@kctcs.edu.

Secretaries and Receptionists recognized for being the glue that holds the district together at a customer service training

Local First Southern Branch Manager Martha Neal and Carla Carr, Vice President, Marketing and Retail Delivery for First Southern, provided an informative and captivating training that was appreciated by the school district clerical staff at the start of the school year. The clerical staff discussed the complexity of their positions and how best to meet the needs of students, teachers, staff members, parents, and the public at the luncheon meeting. 

School time prompts safety reminders

With the start of another school year, drivers are reminded to be on the lookout for students who may be walking or bicycling to or from school, waiting for the school bus or who have just exited the bus. The National Transportation Safety Administration offers these reminders for drivers.

WCHS students recognized for summer learning experiences

The Wayne County Board or Education recognized these student accomplishments at their August Board of Education meeting.

Gear Up assist students with academics

GEAR Up is a program that helps Wayne County students set future life goals and teaches them how to achieve them . They provide necessities to prepare for the real world such as tutoring, mentoring, counseling, and tours through multiple colleges with advice from real college students.

Wayne County Girls Soccer program begins

The Wayne County Girls’ Soccer team began their season with a scrimmage against Taylor County followed by a matchup with Clinton County on August 17th.

Wayne County Cardinals open season in convincing fashion

On Friday, August 14th the Wayne County Cardinals opened up the season with a convincing win against Casey County in scrimmage play defeating the Rebels 28-0.
The Cardinal Football team will be squaring off against Madison Central in the Roy Kidd Bowl on Saturday, August 22nd at 8:00 p.m. Roll Cards!

Wayne County Golfers Claim Garrard Invitational Championship

The Wayne County Golf team captured their second championship of the season last Saturday, August 15 winning the Garrard County Invitational at Dix River Country Club. The Cardinals shot a team score of 305, resulting in a seven shot margin of victory over runner-up Anderson County High School.

State mandated bus evacuation drill held first full week of school during the day

Small groups of students participated in safety training at each school building to prepare them for emergency procedures should they ever become necessary on field trips, extra-curricular activities, and regular bus routes.

Wayne Co. Band Recycling Fundraiser
Wayne County High School Governor Scholars gain valuable experiences at pre-college camps

       Wayne County High School was well represented on three different college campuses this summer during the prestigious Governor’s Scholars Program. Three Wayne County Seniors -Amber Baker attended Murray State, Reagan Roberts attended Morehead State, and Davis McCracken attended Bellarmine University – enjoyed a summer devoted to learning which will likely pay off in big dividends regarding future scholarship opportunities.

Go Cards Awards announced at opening day kick off for staff

Go Cards Award winners' professionalism was celebrated on the opening day for the staff. Superintendent Wayne Roberts told the educators it is the professionalism of each individual staff person blended together that makes the team work, that in turn allows the student to blossom into a successful graduate.

Wayne County School Garden teaches students the value of a ‘green thumb’

If you walk by your local FFA garden you will see a variety of colorful vegetables ranging from tomatoes to corn to cabbage. It is not uncommon to see high school students working in the garden during the school day as part of their family consumer science block or agriculture class or a Kentucky social studies period.

Wayne County Boys Soccer confident after an undefeated pre-season

Wayne County Boys Soccer opened up with a vicory in a scrimmage against Clinton County, then traveled to South Laurel to go undefeated in the pre-season. The official season begins Tuesday, August 18th when the Cards face North Laurel at home.

Attendance levels off with 3,200 students

At the beginning of the first full week of school, attendance data has revealed that the enrollment leveled out from the start of school and there were just 15 fewer students present, compared to the fourth day of classes last year.

Wayne County Golfers Finish 4th In Season Opening Tournament

Wayne County opened the golf season with a 4th place finish at the Crooked Creek Invitational in London Kentucky.  The Cards posted a score of 324, 14 shots back of the round of 310 recorded by the tournament Champs from Ryle High School. 

Wayne County Golf Team Wins the Dale Hollow Invitational... Blevins wins Individual Title

The Wayne County Golf Team Captured their first championship of the 2015 season last Tuesday by posting a team score of 295 at the Dale Hollow Invitational.  The score of 295 is the lowest team score in school history and the first time for a cardinal golf team to break the 300 mark.

Over 3,000 students present for opening day of school

Wayne County Schools got off to a great start today (August 5th) for 3,145 students.

Cardinal Freshman Academy Staff presents expectations, guidelines, and academic standards to ninth graders in a creative format

Freshman staff embraced the opportunity to welcome their students to high school. Retired counselor Hardin Phillips spoke about flag etiquette, teachers added their expectations, and ice breaker games were played by students. There are 236 students in the Freshmen Academy this year.

Kellie Carter will be taking underclassman photos at the high school this year!

Kellie Carter will be taking pictures for 9th, 10th and 11th graders. All ordering will be done online, and parents will be able to see a proof before they order.

Wayne County Schools partner with Healthy Kids Clinic to enhance health care inside school system

This new system of expanded health care will keep students healthier, ready to learn, and achieving at their highest level.

Wayne County High School Upperclassmen serve as mentors for Freshmen at orientation

A team of upperclass mentors helped new students find their classes and navigate around the school. Students enjoyed snacks in the cafeteria and learned about clubs, sports, and extra curricular activities.

Wayne County Schools welcome students back to campus

Wayne County Schools are preparing to kick off the 2015-16 school year for close to 3200 students in kindergarten through high school on the first full day of classes August 5th

Preschoolers will begin attending on August 17th, after having the benefit of participating in phase-in sessions on August 12-13th for the youngest students to transition into school.

Wayne County High School Volleyball Golf Scramble

Thank you to all the sponsors and donations contributed to the Wayne County Volleyball Program. Special thanks to Larry Matthews for the organization of the tournament and support to our team. Funds raised will help support future volleyball tournaments for the Wayne County team to be more competitive in.

Minecraft Edu puts 'worlds' at Wayne County students' fingertips

Wayne County students now have the power to create their own worlds and explore ancient civilizations. Wayne County Schools is one of the first districts in Kentucky to begin using MinecraftEdu, an educational version of the award-winning video game Minecraft.

Two local students represent Wayne County on RECC Youth Tour

High School Seniors Rachel Bertram and Jonathan Criswell travelled with the South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation to Washington D.C. on June 12-19. SKRECC’s 12 delegates joined with other cooperatives across the state to tour the Nation’s capital city. Before that, in March the students toured Kentucky’s capitol

Three Wayne County students won writing awards at the State Annual Women's Club Convention

Three Wayne County Students have been selected as winners of the Youth Poetry and Short Story Writing Contest at the 120th Annual State Convention by the Monticello Women's Club.

Wayne County Promotes 21st century technology with e-Meeting

The Wayne County Board of Education is now using an electronic program for meeting agendas and minutes. At July’s board meeting, Garrett Thurman of the Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA) introduced e-Meeting, a convenient paper-saving program that will make meetings more accessible to board members and the community.

FFA Goes to Camp

Wayne County students not only gain valuable skills in the classroom. Many have been perfecting their knowledge through camps and specialized trainings this summer. On July 13-17th, Wayne County Future Farmer’s of America Officers: Katie Carter, Bryant Dean, Katie Dean, Avery Fierros, Morgan Munsey, Drew Phillips, Kelci Pyles, and Chris Stevenson attended the Kentucky State FFA Camp in Hardinsburg, KY. There were 387 other members and 23 chapters total.

Staff prepares for upcoming school year

Multiple trainings, maintenence updates, and housekeeping activities have been underway this summer regarding Wayne County Schools. 

Wayne County High School Football Team inspired by “23Blast” movie

Recently the Wayne County High School football team got their claim to fame. For those who may not know, Wayne County was featured in a movie called “23 Blast”. The movie was a true story about a football player from Corbin Independent that went blind. In a segment of the movie, there is a clip of Corbin playing Wayne County and the footage is from a real game on September 28th of 2012 where Wayne County beat Corbin for the first time in 20 years.

Hunter Davis and Corbin Kirksey attend (ELI) Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute

Two Wayne County students have been brushing up on their business skills over the past week at The Center for Rural Development’s (ELI) Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute.

Wayne County Band is looking toward the 2015 season

The band is working hard to perfect this year's marching show. Their first exhibition will be Friday, July 31, at 5:30 on the practice field between the gym and the middle school. The public is invited to come catch a glimpse of the band’s plans for this year’s show.

Healthy Kids Clinic will be new this school year

Wayne County Schools and Cumberland Family Medical Center, Inc. are pleased to offer a new system of expanded health care in our local schools for the 2015-2016 school year. Along with the regular school nurse program, the addition of a Family Nurse Practitioner will allow for a high level of care within the school setting.

Summer Feeding Program
Munsey, Rose attend HOBY seminar

Wayne County High School students Morgan Munsey and Ben Rose recently attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Kentucky Seminar held at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky from June 10-14. 

Get Online Information from Wayne County Schools

In this digital age, Wayne County Schools is racing to keep up with various online services. Each school has taken on different online sites and programs to help keep the public informed on happenings at school.

South Kentucky RECC People Fund Grants are awarded

South Kentucky RECC has awarded People Fund grants to 13 worthy community organizations, including WCHS Red Zone and the Bell Elementary Library.

Memorial Balloon release honored Karen Grinnell

The Wayne County Middle School staff honored the memory of Karen Grinnell, an outstanding teacher who was their friend and co-worker. She passed away recently as a result of injuries sustained in a tragic motorcycle accident. She had taught math and English locally, after having taught in Indiana and Colorado. 

Local Senior becomes budding architect with Google Sketch-Up

Senior Lenin Morales has been exploring architecture with the Google Sketch-Up software. Lenin has created schools, homes, and even skyscrapers with this software, but at the end of the school year, Lenin took on a project with a purpose. 

Wayne County Wrestler Signed with Lindsey Wilson College

Trevor Edmonson, a Wayne County High School graduate, signed to wrestle with Lindsey Wilson College in May. Trevor will be receiving nearly a full ride to Lindsey, with a combination wrestling and academic scholarship.

Wayne County Schools creates the new golfers

Summer is a great season for golf, and Wayne County Schools is working to build up the next generation of golfers. Bell Elementary used “The First Tee” program to teach first and second graders golf basics and core values during the 2015 spring semester.

Pack It Home for Backpacks fundraiser is a success

Wayne County High School student Rachel Bertram held a tenderloin sale in May that fed more than those who bought from her. Her tenderloin sale raised money to support the Backpack Feeding Program at Wayne County Schools.

Wayne County Volleyball Team hosts 4th Annual Summer Night Run

The Wayne County High School Volleyball Team hosted their 4th Annual Summer Night Run on Friday, June 19th.

Retirement reception honors 429.5 years of service to local students

Educators were honored at the June Board of Education Meeting.

High School Beta Members performed for elementary schools

The Beta Club motto is "Let us lead by serving others", and  a small group of Beta Members put on a skit to demonstrate that motto to younger students.

LEAD Academy shapes future of Wayne County

The 2014-2015 school year saw the creation of the Gifted and Talented Leadership Academy, or Leaders Excel Above Distinction (LEAD) program, and now it is time for a new group of leaders to get involved. Gifted and Talented Director Jennifer Chaplin partnered with Michelle Allen of Eastern Kentucky University to provide the opportunity for future leaders to learn more about their county.

Summer Feeding Program
Brianna Foster will receive $100 state award this month

Wayne County High School student Brianna Foster recently won the national and state school breakfast art contest.

Girls Basketball Hosts Banquet to Celebrate Team's Accomplishments
FFA Banquet celebrated student success in the field of agriculture

The FFA program, sponsored by Justin Horton, participated in a wealth of activities during the school year. They were very active in competitions and received  numerous awards scholarships.

Seniors treated to special breakfast on final day of school

Seniors selected from a pancake or scrambled egg breakfast with all of the fixings at the Birdfeeder Cafe. They enjoyed signing yearbooks and watching the senior slide show before heading to graduation practice in the gymnasium.

Wayne County Volleyball Hosts Itty Bitty Camp for Youth

On June 4th & 5th, the Wayne County High School Volleyball Team hosted their annual Itty Bitty Volleyball Camp for younger members of the school system to come & learn all about the game & learn some drills that the team does in practice on a daily basis. The young campers also got the chance to watch the older girls in action & cheer them on as they scrimmaged each other during the camp.

Academic Hall of Fame
Wayne County Volleyball to Host 4th Annual Summer Night Run

The Wayne County High School Volleyball team will be hosting their 4th Annual Summer Night Run on June 19th. Registration begins at 7:00pm at Monticello Flooring. The 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk will begin at 8:00pm and the 5K will begin at 8:30pm. Click "Read More" for link to printable registration form.

WCHS Honors 222 Graduates at Commencement Services

There were 40 seniors who graduated with "Honors & Distinction". They had a minimum GPA of 3.5 or higher, were both College and Career Ready, completed the pre-college curriculum, have an average score of proficient or above on all state assessments, and must have taken eight rigorous courses, including at least one course from each of the four core areas. In addition, there were twelve students who met all of these requirements, but were either only College or Career Ready as defined by the state, who graduated with "Honors".

Successful Senior Class showcased at Honors Night

Wayne County High School's 2015 Senior Class received multi-millions of dollars worth of scholarships for their academic efforts this school year. Lindsey Wilson College gave over $1 million to numerous local students to further their education, while a variety of other colleges and universities made sizable contributions to local students' educations as well. Local awards and scholarships were also announced at the special event held May 22. Morgan Sexton was named valedictorian and Ryan Corder was the salutatorian of the class. It was one of the largest Wayne County senior classes ever composed with a very talented student body.   

Wayne County Baseball Team will compete in regional tournament

Wayne County will host the upcoming regional tournament starting Monday, May 25. Wayne County beat McCreary County 16-0 on Tuesday, May 19 in the first round of the 48th District Tournament. Southwestern defeated the Bat Cards on May 20 for the championship, so Wayne County was named runners up and will be participating in the regional contest. 

2015 Tennis Team successful at region and three players compete at state

Three of Wayne County High School’s outstanding tennis players got a chance to play at the state level on May 14th, after a great team effort at region.

JROTC Teams Compete at Morehead State University

On Saturday, April 18th, the JROTC teams arrived at the JROTC classroom bright-eyed at 4:00 A.M. Why, you ask? One word: dedication. The JROTC Drill, Raider, and Color Guard teams traveled to Morehead State University to compete at one of the most highly anticipated JROTC competitions of the year. 

Wayne County High School students Dalton Carter and Natalie Humble have been named 2015 Rogers Scholars

Wayne County students Dalton Carter and Natalie Humble have been selected by The Center for Rural Development to attend the 2015 Rogers Scholars program.

Preschoolers ventured 'down on the farm' for a special agriculture day recently

Local livestock enthusiasts assisted the preschool by bringing goats, kittens, rabbits, and a pony for the youngest learners to enjoy at Walker Early Learning Center recently. All kinds of stations were set up behind the school building with the help of several WCHS FFA members to man them ranging from sack races to clothes washing to sitting in a horse saddle to collecting pretend chicken eggs. Preschoolers and kindergarten students enjoyed the special event. 

Poetry is popular across the school district

From Monticello Elementary classrooms to the Middle School Poetry House to the High School Library, poetry swept across Wayne County Schools during National Poetry Month.


Tori Bell recognized at WCHS Softball Senior Night on May 11th

Wayne County High School Softball will host District Tournament on May 18-19. The Cardinals will play Southwestern at 6:00 p.m. on the 18th. On Senior Night, May 11 the Cardinals were defeated by Clinton County bringing their season record to 13-15. On May 12th, the Cardinal Softball girls came back with a win the next night, defeating Casey County 15-0.   

Haley Saylor qualifies for national FBLA competition in Chicago

On April 20th, six local students traveled to Louisville, KY to compete in the state FBLA conference.  This is double the amount that qualified last year.  The conference lasted three days and provided many opportunities for activity. 

WCHS celebrates higher education during College Signing Day

The Wayne County High School student body took time out of their busy class schedule to celebrate college and career readiness by acknowledging the many seniors who have made plans towards their next step after graduation. Students will be attending a variety of colleges, vocational training and the military after completing their public education. The new program showcases these students' efforts towards the future!

Wayne County High School Cardinal Seniors recognized Friday night, May 8

Seniors Zach Massengale, Trajan Smith and Tanner Bell were recognized by Coach Shane Blevins at the start of the final home baseball game. The Cardinals defeated Clinton County 10-0. Go Cards!

Senior Shawna Aaron signs to cheer at Lindsey Wilson

Senior Shawna Aaron is flying into her college career by signing to cheer at Lindsey Wilson College. Shawna has been cheering since she was five-years-old and has always dreamed of cheering at the college level.

Freshman Class learns about the Judicial System during annual downtown field trip

The Freshman Academy toured the Judicial Center, the Museum, and attended a movie showing at the Wayne Theater recently. The class benefitted from the great community support they received during the special end-of-the-year event.    

Wayne County Schools Recognize National School Nurse Day

The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) applauds the contributions school nurses make every day to improve the safety, health, and academic success of all students. Let our school nurses know we appreciate them this week. Wayne County R.N.'s include: Patty Burton-District Health Coordinator, Sandy Latham-Walker, Tonya Parnell-Bell, Melanie Sexton-Monticello, Amy Marcum-WCMS, Amy Edwards-WCHS, and Tammy Crabtree-Substitute.

Wayne County Tennis Team makes strongest team showing ever at region... Boys named Runners Up

The Wayne County Tennis Team performed well at regional competition over the weekend at Berea. In fact, it was their highest team score ever with the boys securing 9 points placing second in a field of 15 school districts. The Cardinals had three players qualify for the upcoming State Tennis Tournament in Lexington: Corbin Kirksey in singles, and the doubles team of Carson Staples and Mathew Gregory.

Local Senior Wins Lindsey Wilson’s Begley Scholarship

On February 27th, local senior Morgan Sexton competed with over sixty contestants for the Begley Scholarship through Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky, and won one of seven scholarships

Boys Basketball Banquet celebrates Cardinal achievements

Basketball supporters, families, and players enjoyed getting together for an awards program and dinner at the WCHS cafeteria on Monday, May 4th. They celebrated another successful season for the program.

Six Wayne County Area Technology Center Students Medal at State SkillsUSA Contest

On April 22-25, students from the Wayne County Area Technology traveled to the Crowne Plaza in Louisville and competed in the Skills USA State Competition. Wayne County Area Technology Center students competed in nine leadership and skills contests with six students bringing home medals.   

Congratulations for Future Farmers of America who competed at Agriscience Day

Several FFA students competed at Agriscience Day at Western Kentucky Universityon Tuesday, April 21. We are Cardinal Proud of their success.

Red Zone helps students prepare for life after high school

The newly implemented Red Zone, a daily 30-minute period at Wayne County High School, has provided the time for students to enhance skills towards their future and prepare for career readiness. 

Good luck to the WCHS Tennis Team at Region

Even though a lot of the Wayne County High School Tennis Team’s matches were rained out, they are ready to face their competitors at regional competition set for May 1, 2, and 4th at Berea.

WCHS students enjoyed Prom 2015

Prom was held on April 25, 2015 at the Rural Center for Development. The theme was Hearts are Wild.Congratulations to Tyler Jones and Merritt Kindrick who were named king and queen.

Middle School Softball to host "Pay It Forward" Game

Come out and support the WCMS Softball Team at their last home game on May 7 for their first annual Pay it Forward night. Each player will be sending a letter to a teacher who has inspired them to "pay it forward" with a voucher to allow the teacher and their family into the game for free. It will be player recognition and 8th grade night! 

WCHS students donate to Hope Lodge House

Altogether, over 98 families from Wayne County have been helped through the Hope Lodge House in Lexington, Ky. These families receive free room and board, free meals, and a relaxing environment to recover in after intense cancer therapy sessions.

Peyton Woods signs with UT Chattanooga

Wayne County High School Basketball star Peyton Woods signed with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga this past week. The occasion was marked with a reception for family and friends at the Wayne County High School Media Center on Friday afternoon.

GT Students enjoyed Puerto Rico Trip

Check out all the fun photos from different days of the trip, as well as a PowerPoint presentation. Over 30 people from Wayne County participated in the educational trip. Students receive high school credit for the program.

WCHS Basketball star Peyton Woods receives numerous honors

Wayne County Cardinal Basketball fans have enjoyed watching Senior Peyton Woods become the second leading scorer in school history with 2,467 total points to his credit. They are sad his Cardinal days are ending, however, they will still be able to follow him as he moves on to play for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga at the collegiate level.

JROTC helps with landscaping on Wayne County's Campus

The sophomore JROTC class recently took the initiative to do something that would bring beauty and growth to our local campus. Taking part in a service learning project each year, the sophomores decided that they wanted to do something that would not only change the lives of humans, but our environment as well.

WCHS Sophomore accepted at Craft Academy

 Rose, the son of Cindy and Kevin Rose, was recently accepted to the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University.

Craft Academy selects initial class

The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University has selected 60 students for its Class of 2017, including Wayne County High School student Benjamin Rose.

Region 3 KHSAA Tournament Last Saturday

Four Wayne County Casting Cardinals High School Fishing Team advance to state competiton.

Brianna Foster named national art contest winner

Junior Brianna Foster won the school, state and national School Breakfast Art Contest. Her art will be featured nationally in promotional materials through the School Nutrition Association thanks to the support she received from Art Instructor Tim Withers and School Nutrition Services Director Karen Gibson.

GT students enjoy study trip to Puerto Rico

Ten representatives from the group that traveled to Puerto Rico recently shared highlights from their travels at the Board of Education monthly meeting. Students received high school credit for the experiential learning event.

Wayne County makes the news on CNN

  Wayne County and two other schools were featured on the mini news cast that most of the high school Social Studies Department uses to start their classes each day. Teachers download the podcast from CNN as a bell ringer activity.

Kids care about kids at Wayne County Schools

If you have ever attended a class reunion, you have surely realized the importance of relationships formed in school with your classmates and what a blessing they can bring you years later. With that in mind, sometimes the small acts of kindness are what you remember the most from your days in school.

Garrett Hancock named Wayne County Winner in 2014 Jim Claypool Conservation Writing Contest

Garrett Hancock was named the Wayne County winner in the 2014 Jim Claypool Conservation Writing Contest. This contest was produced as a partnership between Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts. The theme of the contest was soil conservation.

Kentucky's Graduation Rate Among Top in the Nation

Numbers on the graduation rate are out from the United States Department of Education, and Kentucky is among the leaders nationwide.

College Signing Day to be held for High School Seniors

There will be a College Signing Day held Thursday, May 7 at 1:45 in the WCHS Gymnasium to honor the students who are pursuing higher education.

Lunch menus have gone digital with Nutrislice

School lunch menus can now be viewed digitally through Nutrislice, a website and mobile app that makes lunch menus more informatative than before.


Operation Preparation Week benefits eighth graders

The Wayne County 8th graders experienced an awesome week with the help of community volunteers, band and color guard students, the middle school dance team, teachers participating in door contests, and an excellent college/tech tour to help establish future goals.  

WC Band Tenderloin Lunch Sale

Wayne County Band Boosters are hosting a tenderloin lunch sale on Friday, April 3 from 10:30 - 2:30 p.m. Click here for a pre-sale form.


High School students collected items for the Help Pregnancy Center

Reagan Roberts and Molly Dalton coordinated a successful donation drive which was part of their Rogers Scholar follow-up service learning project.

Winter Guard and Indoor Percussion Ensemble complete successful season

The Wayne County High School Band Winter Ensemble ended their season on a good note bringing home a gold and silver medal, most recently.  This occurred on March 28, when the Winter Guard placed first overall, and the Winter Percussion placed second overall at the Tri-State Contest.

Senior Dillon Upchurch helps Guffey Farms LLC finish 3rd in the state of Kentucky for Best Milk Quality in 2014

Wayne County High School senior Dillon Upchurch is a member of the Future Farmers of America, but his farming career has already started. Through the high school co-op program, Dillon has been working for Guffey Farms LLC in Albany, KY for two years. His hard work helped the farm finish 3rd in the state for Best Milk Quality in 2014. The farm was recognized in February at the Kentucky Dairy Development Council producer banquet in Bowling Green.

SCC Hosts Open House Saturday, March 28th

Future college students can take advantage of both SCC locations from 1-4 PM Eastern Time. Check out the Somerset Campus and the Laurel County Campus. Students who attend get a free SCC T-Shirt and a chance to win a free semester tution. Those who pre-register will be entered in a drawing to win an iPad Mini.

JROTC Recognizes the Exceptional Cadets of the Cardinal Battalion

 Our battalion has made remarkable progress throughout the current school year. We are pleased to express our thanks to our local companies and those institutions which are afar that have sponsored and presented our awards. We would also like to thank the families, friends, and local supporters of the cadets in our battalion. GO CARDS!

Thanks to WCHS students who collected items for Hope Lodge

Wayne County High School collected items for the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge in Lexington, Ky.

Dance Team Named Grand Champions at the 2015 Best of the Best Cheer & Dance Elite Competition at EKU on March 21st

In the final competition of the school year, the Wayne County High School Dance Team brought home four trophies and were named “Grand Champions” at the Cheer Elite and Dance competition, sponsored by a private company from Lexington. The special event was held for teams of all ages, schools and studios at Eastern Kentucky University on Saturday, March 21.

Wayne County FBLA Chapter brings home trophies from the FBLA Region 6 Leadership Conference

The WCHS Future Business Leaders of America are celebrating their many accomplishments from the FBLA Region 6 Conference that occurred in March. These successes will make the seven FBLA members eligible to complete at the April State Conference in Louisville.

Wayne County High School to host College Signing Day

WCHS is to hold its first ever College Signing Day in May. 

Public officials and Lion's Club members cooked and served gourmet pancakes to Juniors prior to the ACT

Thanks to teachers and local supporters for helping prepare the Junior class for the mandated ACT assessment on March 17. Kudos for a great turnout of 194 students present to take the important test. Congrats on all the hard work!

Help Wayne County GT students by spring cleaning

The Wayne County School Gifted/Talented students are hosting one more scrap metal recycling event for their Puerto Rico travel study tour. They will be glad to assist in your spring cleaning needs in their collection of everything from air conditioners to bikes to car parts. 

The Kentucky United Nations Assembly creates citizens of the world

On March 15-17, 14 high school Gifted and Talented students shed their American ideas to represent the Bahamas at the Kentucky United Nations Assembly. The Kentucky United Nations Assembly (KUNA) is a three-day conference hosted by the Kentucky YMCA where high school students learn about the culture of many countries affiliated with the United Nations. While at the mock UN summit, students are bombarded with customs and issues alien to their American minds. 

Somerset Community College provides local orientation/pre-registration session for high school students

Representatives from Somerset Community College came down on Monday, March 16th for an orientation/ pre-registration session for Wayne County High School students who will be attending SCC in the fall 2015. 

Wrestling Team honored for their season after participating at state

The Wayne County Wrestling Team was honored at the March Board of Education meeting for their outstanding season, which included a trip to the 2015 State Wrestling Tournament. They concluded the successful season bringing the program’s 33 year history to a remarkable total of 809 wins.

Congratulations to WCHS Student Brianna Foster for her schoolwide winning entry

Brianna Foster has done an amazing job with the Make the Grade with School Breakfast Art Contest and her message is right on target with how better nutrition prepares for energy and learning. Brianna's art work will be submitted to the state and hopefully on to the national SNA (School Nutrition Association) level.
She is the school district nutrition art winner and will receive a Kindle Reader. 

FFA Regional Speaking Day Results

On Thursday, March 12, 2015, 13 Wayne County FFA members participated in the Lake Cumberland Regional FFA Day.  Students participated in various speaking contests (Fair - Good - Excellent - Superior).

Board approves revised 2014-15 annual calendar

The Wayne County Board of Education approved a revised version of the school calendar with the final day of classes set for May 28, during their monthly meeting on Monday. The calendar had to be amended due to the excessive number of snow days. Several days that had been scheduled for professional development are now being absorbed as school days, in order to schedule the end of school before June.

Down to the Deadline: The High School Yearbook Staff

With the passing of the final submission deadline, the high school yearbook staff is sharing its story.

Wayne County School District Nutrition Services honored for progressive food service program

Wayne County Schools were recently represented on Capital Hill in Washington D.C. by two valuable employees who have helped lead the charge for improved child nutrition. Food Service Nutrition Director Karen Gibson and Nutrition Menu Specialist Casey Holt were amongst fellow school food service professionals from four Kentucky school districts, who were chosen as “Food Service Rock Stars” to represent the state.

Local Senior Places Third in Essay Contest

Lenin E. R. Morales, 19, won third place in the 2014-2015 Fleet Reserve Association’s annual Americanism Essay Contest on January 28th. The Americanism Essay Contest is a national contest designed for school-age students.

Thank you to Dance Team and Cheer Seniors

Wayne County Schools would like to thank the Dance Team and Cheer seniors for their endless spirit and support for our local teams. 

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Wayne County Cardinals advance to semi-finals at 12th Region Tournament

Congrats to Wayne County Boys Basketball Team on defeating West Jessamine in a close game Saturday during the first round of the Regional Tournament held in Lincoln County. Good luck tonight when the Cardinals face Boyle County in the semi-finals. Go Cards!

ATC Students performed well at SkillsUSA district leadership and technical contests

Wayne County Area Technology Center students and instructors  traveled to Pulaski County on Saturday February 28th to participate in District SkillsUSA leadership and technical contests. Students’ have spent countless hours preparing and practicing for contests in  Automotive Technology, Welding, Machine Tool Technology, and Carpentry. We are proud to announce those who placed in their respective areas.

Congrats to Winners of WCHS Library "Literary Loves Challenge"

WCHS students Cody Johnson and Madison Hurd won the Valentine's Day promotional reading activity.

Wayne County Wrestlers advance to state competition

The Wayne County Wrestling Team did an outstanding job at region amongst stiff competition. The Mat Cards finished third overall in the tournament only eleven points out of first place. The top three teams were Lafayette, Henry Clay and Wayne County. Several Wayne County wrestlers will be competing at state on March 10-11 in Lexington. Go Cards!

The 22nd Annual JROTC Military Ball was well attended at Dale Hollow Lake Resort

Following the presentation of the colors, welcoming remarks my C/LTC Nicholas Kidd, and guest speaker Cole Blevins, former Battalion Commander, the battalion and their guests enjoyed a special dinner. Following the retiring of the colors and closing remarks, Principal Brian Dishman announced the selection of the Military Ball King, Dakotah Raines, and Queen Chasity Adams. The cadets enjoyed the formal dance.

The WCHS Bowling Teams enjoyed their awards ceremony

The Bowling Teams just completed their season thanks to help from Coaches Joey Neal and Liz McClain. Retiring Coach Joey Neal shared highlights about each of the bowlers individually at the ceremony held on February 26 in Pickrell Auditorium. Go Cards! 

Wayne County Dance Teams perform well at State Competition

The varsity team placed first in the open category kick competition, third in pom, and seventh in hip hop routines in their division. The middle school team placed ninth in hip hop and tenth in pom out of 16 teams.

Cardinals Defeat Southwestern to win 48th District Championship

Wayne County defeated Southwestern 86-78 to win the 48th District Championship at home on February 27th. Looking forward to the opening game of the 12th Region Tournament when they face the West Jessamine Colts on Wednesday, March 4th at 6:00 PM at Lincoln County High School. The Lady Cardinals face Mercer County Tuesday, March 3rd at 6:00 PM at Pulaski County High School. Go Cards!

WCHS Winter Guard and Indoor Percussion Ensembles place First in Class B

Wayne County Winter Guard and Indoor Percussion Ensembles competed in Winchester on Saturday, February 7th. Winter Guard received First place in Class B. The Winter percussion ensemble placed first in Scholastic Class B. They will compete again on March 7th in Winchester, KY. Congratulations!

Recent FAFSA Workshop assists families with college bound students

Students are preparing for college by filling out the FAFSA computerized forms in the WCHS Media Center. The high school counselor's office has been facilitating the workshops to make the process easier for families. Wayne County seniors are busy applying for scholarships, seeking acceptance to colleges, and making plans for future training.  

Wayne County High School Red Zone helps students achieve future goals

Wayne County High School students are receiving an extra boost in their education through a newly implemented, stress-free program called the Red Zone. This new program is unlike any other, focusing not on grades, but enhancing the skills of students necessary to enter the zone of a successful future. 

Mat Cardinals win Charger Duals

The Wayne County Wrestling team traveled to Louisville on Saturday February 7, to compete in the Charger Duals at Jeffersontown High School.

The Wayne County Schools Bowling Teams enjoy their season

The Wayne County High School Bowling Cards and Ladybirds stirred things up this past weekend at the 8th region bowling tournament in Richmond.

WCHS Wrestling Team defeats Whitley County 72-6 on Senior Night

The Wayne County Wrestling program not only includes middle school and high school level students, but there is also an elementary team which was showcased at the recent meet with Whitley County which was broadcast on channel 8. The three seniors were highlighted during the last home match up of the season.  

ACT Countdown underway at Wayne County High School

It’s getting closer...and closer…and closer. It’s the annual ACT countdown to March 3rd  when juniors across the state take the state mandated exam. Wayne County High School students will be amongst the juniors taking the test that morning just after the school day begins at 8:15 a.m.

Gifted and Talented program offers many exciting learning adventures

Wayne County students are participating in everything from Future City State Competition to Math Counts to Odyssey of the Mind to UK Engineers Day – just to name a few of the many opportunities available to students who are identified in the local gifted and talented pool.

Wayne Career and Technical Education teachers recognized in upcoming Progress Edition of Wayne County Outlook Newspaper

Wayne County Career and Technical Education teachers were recognized at the state level for their students’ assessment achievement

WCHS students got a dose of reality during the Wayne County jail tour

Political science teacher Jason Kennett took students to the Wayne County Detention Center in shifts on January 28. The trip showed the students the daily routine of the inmates and the jailer's staff. This yearly event works to discourage students from falling into illegal activity and demonstates what the community's tax dollars pay for. 

WCHS Media Center features "Literary Loves Challenge"

Have fun matching up the list of literary characters to the author/title from which they originate. High school students are enjoying completing this quiz with Mrs. Ford in the Library.

MAT Cards finish Sixth at State Duals

The Wayne County wrestling team traveled to Morganfield on Saturday January 31, for the KYWCA State Duals. Wayne County finished 1-1 in pool play with a 41 to 31 win over Calloway County and a 45 - 22 lost to North Oldham. The loss dropped Wayne County out of the top four overall. The Mat Cards then defeated Louisville Doss 43 - 32 to advance to the fifth place match. Wayne County loss in the fifth place to Scott High 42 - 33 to finish sixth overall in the twelve team tournament. The following are dual meet scores and individual results.

Waylin Matthews creates impressive 3D skyscraper puzzle

Waylin Matthews, a senior at Wayne County High School worked for more than nine weeks to complete this “Empire State Building” replica puzzle. His passion for puzzles turned into an interest in the history of the well-known United States landmark. 

JROTC Cardinal Battalion To Host Raider Run Challenge

The JROTC will be hosting a 5k, 1-mile fun run, and 2-mile run/walk at Memorial Park on March 14th. Everyone is welcome to participate in this fundraising event. The registration will be $20 until March 1, and this fee covers the run and a t-shirt as a momento of your support for the JROTC Cardinal Battalion.

Football Banquet held to honor team's accomplishments

The High School Football Team was honored at a banquet and awards ceremony on January 18 at the Wayne County Middle School.

Cardinals advance to the championship round at Toyota Classic

Scott County wins championship game by only 1 point against the Cardinals. Prior to the championship game, the Cards defeated Casey 75-56.Cards won in 1st round of Toyota Classic defeating E-Town 68-49 to advance to semi-finals.

Mats Cards Win Pikeville Duals

The Wayne County wrestling team traveled to Pikeville  on Saturday January 24 for the Pikeville High  Duals. The Mat Cards went 5-0 on the day to win the Dual Tournament. With the wins Wayne County improves to 42 - 4 on the season. Wayne County Wrestling also recorded their 800th win in the programs 33 year history.

High School Academic Team creates broad thinkers

20 high school students compete with the High School Academic Team in the Governor's Cup competitions.  These competitions include Quick Recall, Written Assessment, Composition, and Future Problem Solving.

Increased presence of law enforcement deputies provides extra security

Local deputies will become more familiar with students and staff at local schools thanks to a new program launched this week, courtesy of the Wayne County Sheriff's Department.  

Wayne County Wrestling Team improves to 37 and 4 on the year

Coach Danny Upchurch and the Mat Cards are looking forward to wrestling Pikeville High School this Saturday at 10 a.m. GO CARDS!

Peyton Woods sets school record on Retro Night during the game against Rockcastle County!

Congratulations to Senior Cardinal Basketball player Peyton Woods on setting a new school record for most three point shots in a single game. Peyton scored 40 points total during the Rockcastle game & shot a remarkable eleven three point baskets. Good luck to the team at the Toyota Classic where they will face Elizabethtown at 9:00 p.m. on January 22nd.

The Center for Rural Development is accepting applications through Jan. 31 for the 2015 Rogers Scholars program

Rogers Scholars is an intensive one-week summer youth leadership program for high school students within The Center’s 45-county primary service area in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. The program emphasizes the development of technological skills and builds in participants a sense of leadership, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a commitment to rural Kentucky.

Dance Teams advance to state competition after hosting Region 12 and 13 competition

Wayne County High School’s 17-member team won first place in Hip Hop Large Category, Pom Large Category, and Open Large Category under the direction of Dance Team Coach Dani Pyles. Likewise, the Wayne County Middle School Dance Team won first place in two different categories - Middle School Pom and Middle School Hip Hop, under the direction of Coach Amanda Phillips.

Mat Cards Finish Third at Heritage Rooster Duals

The Wayne County Wrestling Team traveled to Maryville on Saturday January 17, to compete in the Rooster Duals at Heritage High School. The tournament featured eight teams from throughout Tennessee and Wayne County. The Mat Cards finished 3-2 on the day to take third place . Wayne County now stands at 36 - 4 on the season. The following are dual meet scores and individual winners in each dual.

Board of Education Members were recognized at January meeting

Wayne County Schools are joining the state’s 172 other public school systems to mark Kentucky’s 20th observation of January as School Board Member Recognition Month.

Wayne County Basketball program celebrates local history with Monticello Night Friday, January 16th and Retro Night Monday, January 19th

Former Monticello Trojan Basketball players welcomed to "Monticello Night" to celebrate the schools 1,276 wins, along with Wayne County's 1,339 wins history which totals 2,615 wins. Retro Night features Rockcastle County Rockets vs Wayne County Bovines.

Amendments to annual school calendar

The Wayne County Schools annual calendar has been amended, contingent upon board approval, with three dates being changed to regular school days, rather than students being out of school due to professional development days for teachers. So, classes will be in session on Friday, January 16th ,Monday, February 16th . and Friday, March 13th.  Also, classes will be dismissed on Monday, January 19th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

FAFSA Workshop assists families with college bound students

Seniors worked on computerized financial aid forms which opened January 1st during a day long help session courtesy of WCHS Guidance Counselor Elizabeth Miller, KHEAA South Kentucky Area Outreach Coordinator Audrey Fowler, and Lindsey WIlson Admissions Counselor Kendra Leveridge.

Kentucky beat Indiana 3-2 in the Hall of Fame Challenge Cup

On Saturday, January 10th in the New Castle Fieldhouse, home of the World's Largest High School Gymnasium, in New Castle, Indiana, the Wayne County Boy's Basketball team beat Hamilton Heights in an exciting game. With only 1.9 seconds left to play Clay Shelton sunk the final basket to give the Cards the win 66-67. It was a one day  event featuring 5 of Indiana's and 5 of Kentucky's best high school basketball teams. Go Cards!

WCMS and WCHS Dance Teams will be participating in the Regional Competition on January 17th

The public is encouraged to attend the 12th and 13th Regional Dance Team event scheduled for January 17th. It will be a great way to support Wayne County Schools Middle School and High School Dance Teams. Approximately 10 to 12 schools are expected to be traveling to the Wayne County Schools campus. Go Cards!

Congratulations to Mat Cards on winning the Sectional 4 Duals

The Wayne County Wrestling Team won the Sectional 4 Duals on Saturday January 10 at the Rodney  Woods Gymnasium. This was their third consecutive Sectional 4 Championship. Wayne County will now advance to the State Dual Championships on Saturday January 31 at Morganfield, Kentucky. The Mat Cards went 4-0 on the day to improve their overall record to 33-2 on the season. The following are dual meet scores and individual winners in each dual.

Wayne County Band Program presented "A Christmas Celebration" on December 18th

Congratulations to Andrew Coffey for progressing to the Final Round of All-State Auditions.

All-District Band auditions will be January 13th and will be held here at WCHS. All 7th,8th, and high school students are encouraged to attend.  

JROTC Color Guard and Drill Teams Shine at York Institute

Kicking off their second competition of the year, the JROTC teams competed very enthusiastically at a recent drill competition held at York Institute in Jamestown, Tennessee. Powered by sheer excellence, the Color Guard, Drill, and selected Raider team personnel competed in a day full of challenge and suspense. Mentally and physically challenging, the cadets rose to the occasion of competing at the level of being graded by U.S. Army Drill Sergeants throughout the day.

The KET Network to host a special College Financial Aid call-in program tonight

Watch KET's special call-in program to learn more about college financial aid tonight.

Lady Cardinals Varsity and JV defeat Williamsburg on January 5th

Wayne County Lady Cardinals Varsity Basketball Team brought their record to 8-6 for the season after defeating Williamsburg at home 53-45. The Junior Varsity Team soundly defeated Williamsburg 47-13 on Monday night. Way to Go Cards!  

The wrestling team improves to 29-2 on the season

Congratulations to the wrestling team who has been experiencing a hard fought winning season after competing in numerous meets recently. Their next meet is Saturday January 10th at home from 11 AM to 4:30 PM. Come out and support these athletes at the Sectional 4 Duals where the top two teams advance to state. Good luck Cards at state qualifier!

Special Thanks to Monticello Bank Staff and extra- curricular school groups for support at Holiday Classic

Wayne County cheerleaders, band, dance team, fans, boosters, & community supporters helped make the tournament a success.

Seniors are invited to attend one of three FAFSA workshops

Every high school seniors intending to pursue some form of high education must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Federal funds are distributed on a first come, first serve basis, so it is recommended that seniors complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. Seniors and their parents can attend a workshop to ensure accurate completion of this form.

WCHS Boys Basketball team wins Monticello Bank Holiday Classic on December 31st

Congratulations to the boys team for winning the 12th year of The Monticello Banking Company's Holiday Classic. Seven visiting teams participated in the annual event which was enjoyed by the community. The team is looking forward to the upcoming Indiana-Kentucky Hall of Fame Challenge Cup on January 10th.Tickets now on sale. Go Cards!

Cardinals defeat Clay County TN in first round of the Monticello Banking Company Holiday Classic

Cardinals continue to play in the tournament at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 30th. Go Cards!

Thanks to RECC for $750.00 grant for GT's Puerto Rico trip

The Gifted and Talented program are currently raising money through various fundraisers. A recycling project is still underway to help fund a spring trip set for April 12-18 to Puerto Rico.

English Second Language Program Open House held to better connect to families

Teachers incorporated literacy into a special event to assist parents who speak limited English. Families enjoyed dining together & working on a craft project with their child.

Monticello Elementary Waynetonian Choir shared their performance on stage with Ronnie McDowell during the monthly Board of Education meeting

Represenatives from the third, fourth, and fifth grade choir sang two songs and spoke about their exciting on stage performance at the Center of Rural Development with the Board of Education members during their monthly meeting. They were treated to holiday refreshments afterwards.

Don't Catch the Flu... Check out these tips from the Wayne County Schools Health Department

Remember to cover your cough and follow the following tips

Varsity Dance Team will host Region Competition January 17th

About 12 high schools and 10 middle schools will come together for this competition, with nearly 40 routines to be performed in order to move onto state competition in February.

Winter wonder Reading promotion featured at WCHS Media Center

Students must check out a wrapped book by December 19th, 2014

FBLA collects canned goods in annual food drive

The WCHS Future Business Leaders of America hosted a food drive to support the local Hope Center. Ms. Colleen Hart's 1st period class collected the most cans of food and won a doughnut party.

Wayne County Schools will participate in third state mandated bus evacuation drill

Wayne County School’s third state mandated bus evacuation drill will be held Friday, December 19 at 2:45 p.m. prior to the holiday break.

Congratulations to the JV Girls Basketball Team on Defeating Whitley County

On Saturday, December 13th, the girls JV basketball team defeated Whitley County 38-22.
(Kaitlyn Gardner - 11 points, Natalie Spencer - 9 points, Maddy Denney - 5 points, Kim Jones - 4 points, & Haleigh Criswell - 2 points)

Mat Cards Runner up at Seymour Eagle Challenge

The Mat Cardinals defeated  No. 5 ranked AA Greenville in the semi - finals, before losing to No. 6 ranked AAA Knoxville Halls. Wayne County improved to 9 – 1 on the season.

WCHS Volleyball Team Honored at Banquet

The 2014 Volleyball team was honored during a recent banquet held in the girls' honor.

Congratulations to Cross Country runners on post-season awards

Several WC Cross Country runners made the All Area 8 High School awards. Coach Kevin Jones was named coach of the year for the second time.

Wayne County Schools were represented well at the Christmas Parade by various student groups

Wayne County students came out in force to the 44th Annual Christmas parade, on floats, to serve, and to watch. The opening banner was carried by the Cross Country team, followed closely by the High School JROTC Cadets. The Varsity Dance Team, Middle School Cheerleaders, High School Girls Softball team, Kid Crusaders, various 4-H members, and High School FFA all made appearances in the parade, while the High School Beta Club supported from the side lines and passed out hot chocolate to parade-goers.

Lady Cardinal Basketball will be playing Whitley County on December 13th after winning against McCreary County

Congratulations to the girls on their 57-45 win over McCreary County on Thursday, December 11th, after winning 60-59 in a close game on Tuesday night against Lincoln County.

Monticello Elementary Waynetonian Choir performed at Center for Rural Development Tree Lighting Ceremony

One of the largest crowds in history helped The Center for Rural Development usher in the holiday season Monday, December 1st at its annual Spirit of Giving Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration.

New Policy, Financial Recommendations on Dual Credit Proposed

More Kentucky students would have the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school based on recommendations that were presented December 8 to the Interim Joint Committee on Education during its meeting at Kentucky State University in Frankfort.

Wayne County ATC Business Program Hosts Job Interview Seminar

The Business Technology Program at Wayne County Area Technology Center recently hosted a Job Interview Seminar for high school seniors enrolled in Career & Technology Education (CTE) courses at Wayne County ATC and Wayne County High School. Seventy WCHS seniors were in attendance at the seminar held in the Wayne Theater in downtown Monticello.

JROTC Cadets Lend a Helping Hand

This past November, cadet volunteers answered the call for help during the relocation of the local soup kitchen. The soup kitchen, recently located at the downtown soda shop, supplies the needy and less fortunate with meals each week with the help of community volunteers. After volunteering downtown for many months, the facilitators of the soup kitchen decided to relocate to a facility with more room capacity. During this move, cadets were notified and requested to lend a hand during the move. The cadets were more than happy to assist—gathering a team of volunteers from the Raider team, senior cadets, and an alumna from the program.

Wrestling Team starts season strong going 5-0 at the Cardinal Duals

Congratulations to the WC Wrestling Team on a clean sweep at the Cardinal Duals held Saturday, December 6th at Rodney Woods gymnasium. The Mat Cardinals will be back in action on Saturday December 13 at Seymour ,Tennessee. Wayne County will wrestle in the sixteen team  Eagle Challenge Dual Tournament at Seymour High School. Starting time is 9:00 am.

Wayne County Wrestling Team begins season at home on Saturday, Dec. 6. Go Cards!

The 2014-15 Cardinal Wrestling Team was recently ranked 17th statewide. There were 65 teams that made the ranking list, according to the KentuckyWrestling.com website. Senior Cecil Nevels was ranked 5th, Junior Cameron Nevels ranked 6th, Sophomore Jacob Dodd was ranked 12th, Sophomore JD Criswell was ranked 12th, Senior Rodney Rednour was ranked 15th, and Senior Trevor Edmonson was ranked 24th in their various weight classes. (Check out the schedule below and show your support for the team.) 

Support your library by signing the Right to Libraries Declaration

Each year Kentucky joins in the annual National Campaign for support for school and public libraries. The main focus of this campaign is to present signatures in Frankfort and Washington of those who support and feel that libraries are a vital part of school and communities. Please take time before Christmas to share this declaration with your classes and ask them to sign either of the large posters on display in the library or the small ones on the bulletin board just inside the library doors. Or you can print the signature page on this attachment, have them sign and drop it off with Mrs. Carol Ford in the library.

FBLA Annual Food Drive begins Monday, December 8th

FBLA Advisers Rob Allen, Dana Hurd, Cheryl Wooten, are coordinating the annual event to help supply food to the Hope Center during the winter. WCHS students will be asked to bring in non-perishable items to their first period class.

FCA and JROTC prepared close to 980 Thanksgiving meals

School was not in session the day before Thanksgiving, but there were many WCHS students on campus as they worked to prepare Thanksgiving meals for shut-ins and the less fortunate in the community. Each year these two student groups make a memorable impact in giving. Approximately 300 meals were picked up while the remainder were delivered to homes on Thanksgiving.

JROTC celebrates holidays with a Thanksgiving meal at school

Cadets dressed up for the festivites held each block at the JROTC headquarters and enjoyed the fellowship with their classmates, former cadets, and families.

Wayne County Basketball Hall of Fame held Friday, November 28th

Several individuals were honored recently at a special luncheon honoring the history of the Wayne County High School Basketball Program. The annual event drew a large crowd of boys basketball supporters who were happy to welcome the new inductees into the Hall of Fame.

WCHS Boys Basketball starts their season Friday, December 5th

The Cardinal Boys JV and Varsity Basketball will play away at Whitley County. They recently had a scrimmage with Perry County Central. See schedule below for future game dates. Go Cards!

WCHS Girls Basketball season begins Tuesday, December 2nd

The JV game with begin at 6 P.M. followed by the Varsity game at 7:30 P.M. at Corbin. See schedule below for future game dates. Go Cards!

JROTC Tenderloin Sale was big success

This Election Day 2014, the JROTC cadets facilitated their annual fall tenderloin sale. This is used as a fund raiser to help fund JROTC events such as the JROTC Military Ball, field trips, and much more. In all, the participation of the cadets was extensive and appreciated. Throughout the day, teachers, workers, and town citizens stopped by to pick up a tasty tenderloin lunch.

High School Students are benefitting from college preparation activites

On a recent parent teacher conference evening, the Wayne County High School Counselors supplied a college application session for families.The guidance counselors and gifted and talented department have been collaborating to get the word out about a variety of educational opportunities for high school students. Seniors participated in a College Application Day, and enjoyed a visit from EKU admissions counselors. Special activities were held during College Application Week to draw awareness of postsecondary opportunities. Check out the Wayne County High School Counselors Facebook page or go to the Wayne County High School Counselors Page on the school district website to learn about upcoming scholarships, awards, ACT dates, and other opportunities.

Cross County Coach and Team highlighted at Board of Ed meeting

Wayne County Schools Cross Country Coach Kevin Jones was recently recognized at the Wayne County Board of Education for one of the strongest seasons on record for the varsity cross country program, while highlighting the athletes on both the girls and boys varsity teams.

Tanner Bell signs letter of intent to continue baseball career at Kentucky Wesleyan

Wayne County High School senior Tanner Bell, in front of family, coaches, friends and administration at the Wayne County High School Media Center, signed his national letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic career at NCAA Division II power Kentucky Wesleyan, on November 18th in a special ceremony

Whitney Spencer signs letter of intent to play soccer at college level

Wayne County High School Senior Whitney Spencer will be attending St. Catharine College next fall due to a partial soccer/academic scholarship she is being awarded. Patriots Soccer Coach Paul Patton was on hand for the official signing ceremony on Wednesday, November 19 in the Wayne County High School Media Center. The senior was joined by fellow soccer team players and her family for the important event.

JROTC Teams Compete Exceptionally Well at Montgomery County Indian Challenge

As the fall of the seasons has arrived, competitive JROTC events also take center stage for the JROTC Cardinal Battalion. After several weeks of preparation that comes with extensive competition, each individual team was excitedly ready to compete at the event.

High School Art Department works in clay and banner design

Students used low-fire clay to create animal clay sculptures. In another project, students designed a banner for the Kentucky School Board Association's annual conference. The banner will be hung at the Galt House in Louisville where school board members from across the state will be able to view the art.

WCHS Door Contest Stresses Teachers' College Allegiances