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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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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!

Reality Town Big Event at Wayne County Middle School reality town

Some 25 community helpers volunteered at 17 booths to teach 8th graders what a family's financial budget resembles. Many students are surprised to learn how expensive home expenditures can be on a monthly basis. The event also sheds light on career option incomes. 

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!

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Visitors Share Native American Artifacts with Middle School Students steve cundiff

Steve and Doris Cundiff visited WCMS with their impressive collection of Native American artifacts to share knowledge with the students. 

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.

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!

21st Century Lights On After School: Hunger Games Theme Hunger Games Logo

21st Century is hosting their annual Lights on After School program. This year theme is the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Parents and the community are encouraged to attend this special event. 

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tech Design Class Selling Vinyl Decals poster

Perfect to decorate your Chromebook or use as car decals! 

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.

Middle School's Newsletter is informative WCMS Newsletter

Check out the WCMS Newsletter on the WCMS website page under Quick links on the left-hand side!

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. 

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.  

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". 

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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!

Get outside Kentucky! Hiking, Backpacking or Strolling Your Way Across the Bluegrass Go outside Kentucky!
WCHS Students honored for participating in summer learning opportunities Students Nate Helton, Mckenzie Crabtree, Nicole Hesse, and Colton Morrow were all honored for participating in these events

The learning continued on campus over the summer for the fifth through eighth graders enrolled in the 21st Century Summer Camp, as well as a Credit Recovery online program through extended services for high school students. In addition, the summer feeding program helped keep kids fed on and off campus with the help of the mobile Lunchbox Express. For those who chose to travel long distance, the GT trip took students all the way to Australia/New Zealand.

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!

New Employee participated in trainings
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.

Kona Ice Truck will visit most home middle school football games Kona Ice truck visits the Middle School

They will continue to come at least once a month again this year to the middle school. These are the dates: Sept. 19, Oct. 24, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 23, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, and Apr. 24 (subject to change only if a higher priority schedule item requires such change).

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.

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.

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.  

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. 

Youth League Football Registration Football

First through sixth grade Wayne County students are eligible to play Youth League football. 

Middle School orientation well attended Students at orientation

Families learned where classes were held inside the middle school. They were provided information regarding everything from lockers to technology to transportation. The Kona Ice truck pulled up to the front door of the building as a treat for students.

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.

 

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.

Wayne County Middle School Teacher travelled to Texas to provide Professional Development Turner presenting her work at the conference

Leah Turner was selected to share her classroom work through the Kentucky Reading Project. Turner incorporated historical context with literature when her classroom read Candy Bomber by Dr. Diana Port of Eastern Kentucky University.

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.

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.

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.

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.

WCMS Volleyball 8th grade night recognizes success of players Eighth grade team with their prizes

The Wayne County Middle School eighth grade volleyball team was recognized at the home volleyball game with McCreary County. They will be going to WCHS this fall. Coaches Jamie Hutchinson and Leslie Rice were proud of their players as they concluded the season. 

Middle School art students create with 3-D technology Emily Pitman puts the finished touches on her dress using the Google Tilt Brush

Wayne County Middle School students are using 3-D technology to learn and create nearly every day. Art teacher Juliet Perkins uses Virtual Reality (VR) software and 3-D printing to expose her students to what she believes is the industry of the future.

WCMS sends four students to State Academic Meet The competitors celebrated their success with a team meal

The Wayne County Middle School Academic Team was hard at work during the 2017-2018 school year. After a year of success, four middle school students competed in the Academic Team Governor’s Cup finals in Louisville.

Wayne County School District's Wave of Literacy Walker teachers attend Share Fair

While trainings are underway this summer, professional development opportunities have already been in full speed the past year.  In fact, this past spring, a significant culmination for 31 local educators happened in a remarkable setting filled with conscientious teachers and para-educators. Wayne County teachers had participated in a yearlong professional development opportunity offered through the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development (CCLD).

Wayne County Cardinals roll out the red carpet for UK Wildcats Kendall Phillips (left) and David Phillips (right) smiled with Coach John Calipari following the training clinic

Wayne County Schools was proud to host the University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball Satellite Camp on June 30. The gym was filled with 93 students, their parents, and plenty of community members who were eager to be a part of the basketball action.

Wayne County 21st Century Drama Camp Presents 'The Great Middle School Mystery' The Script

The Wayne County 21st Century Drama Camp performed for parents and peers at the Historic Wayne Theater.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.
 

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.

Eighth Grade Honors Programs highlights student successes Citizenship Award Recipients

Student Council members Jasmin Coffey and Jeffrey Hardwick gave the welcoming remarks. After a year of hard work, eighth graders earned the following awards: Character Education, Rogers Explorers, LEAF, Extra-Curricular Activities Participation, Perfect Attendance, Near-Perfect Attendance, Honor Roll, All A'S, Academic Excellence, and Citizenship.

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!

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

K-PREP Testing Underway Across Campus Chalk Art

Students and staff were greeted with artistic and creative words of encouragement on the sidewalks at each entrance of the Wayne County Middle School. Go cards!!

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.

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.

Book Fairs Underway at WCMS and Bell Elementary Book Fair

Students and parents are enjoying purchasing books at both WCMS and Bell Elementary!

Bus Evacuation Drill set for Friday April 27th School Bus Evacuation Drill
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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.

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.

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.

Wayne County Middle School Volleyball Recognizes 8th Grade Team Members 2018 8th Grade Volleyball Team

 

Ten eighth graders were recognized at the home volleyball game with MCCreary Central. They will be moving on to Wayne County High School this fall. Congratulations to this young ladies! Go Cards!

Eighth graders benefit from Operation Preparation at WCMS Volunteers shared their medical careers

Wayne County Middle School conducted another memorable Operation Preparation special event for the eighth grade class, recently.The career exploration event helped local students learn where their passions fall, so they can customize their high school experience to support their eventual career goal. 

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 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.

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.

“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.

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.

2018 "Health Rocks" Day Camp for Ages 8-12 logo

The camp will be open to the first 60 students ages 8-12 to turn in a completed application.

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!

Students Submitted Art for the KSNA - SNA Art Contest in Honor of National School Breakfast Week elementary and middle school winners

Potential artists participated and had some great messages to share about school breakfasts. They took part in a contest to "Create an Ad for School Breakfast!" There were two winners; Courtney Church from Monticello Elementary and Danny Joe Condreay from WCMS. The runners up were; William Melton from Bell Elementary and Amanda Harvey from WCMS.

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. 

KY Shakespeare Company Performs Twelfth Night Play at WCMS Middle school students enjoyed participating in the play

This program brought a fun and entertaining twist to an old performance.

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.  

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.

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).

"True Lies" Program Brought to Wayne County Middle School josh hale

Students of WCMS were exposed to the harsh truthes of Josh Hale's "True Lies" program.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!
 

Wayne County Middle School Dance Clinic dance clinic

The WCMS Dance Team is hosting a clinic for Monticello Elementary students.

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.

TrueLies Parent/Guardian/Adult Assembly for Middle School Coming Soon! True Lies

TRUE LIES is a hard-hitting, no-nonsense school assembly that was designed specifically for teens. The topics covered are very serious matters that no other school assemblies talk about. From Bullying, Self-Image, School Violence, Substance Abuse, to Suicide, this is an assembly that will help parents open the door of conversation with their kids and truly impact their lives and future.

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.

WCMS Competes Well at Region with Most Students Ever Advancing in Written Assessment wcms academic team

WCMS is sending more students to state for written assessment than in any previous year in the school's history as a result of the Regional Governor's Cup Academic Team competition at Meece Middle School on February 3. The four students advancing on to state will be traveling to Louisville on March 17-19th. In addition, the Quick Recall Team has been invited to compete at the Junior National Academic Championship, as a result of placing first at District. 

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.

Little Cardinal Academy Prepares Students for School logo

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

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.

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.

Tucker Brothers Represent Wayne County well at State Wrestling colin tucker

Colin Tucker finishes the 2017-2018 season with a record of 42-3. He will represent Wayne County Middle School at the AAU Spring Nationals on March 16th and 17th. Ian Tucker finished as state runer-up in the 2018 KY Youth Wrestling Championship. He finished the season with a record of 18-3.

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!

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.

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.

WCMS Academic Team Wins District Governor's Cup group photo

District champs advance to the regional competition to determine who will be going to state competitions.

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. 

 

 

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Candy Bomber book Inspires Leah Turner's Language Arts Class to Give Back During the Holidays Leah Turner's students making a candy drop at Walker Early Learning Center

The middle school students were also inspired to create their own candy drop of sorts.  They put together bags of candy and visited nine classrooms at Walker Early Learning Center to share season cheer with the little ones.

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.

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

WCMS Students win statewide art contest art contest winners

Sierra Corder won 1st place in the state and Jacinda Dykes won the 7th grade division of the Environmental Superhero Poster Conster

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.

WCMS Academic Team concludes league play WCMS Academic Team

The WCMS Academic took four wins out of six matches during their fall season of league play. The team will be gearing up for the Governor's Cup competitions in the spring.

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.  

Wayne County Middle School Talent Show held December 15 Members of the choir sang for the compeition

The Top Scorers:

1st - Makenzie Tucker & Allie Burke

2nd - Cassidy Evans

3rd - Evan Taylor

4th - MackiLee Worley

5th - Scottlyn Barnett & Payton Phillips

 

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.

Monticello Basketball Night pays tribute to former Coach Joe Harper while Boys Basketball Team Gets Back on Track with a Home Win Over Danville Thomas Spencer
Boys and Girls Travel to Hostile Territory in Pulaski County on Tuesday, Dec. 12 Coach McKinley speaks to a player

Congratulations to the Lady Cardinals who recently beat McCreary Central 50-38 on December 8th at home. The boys played Southwestern at the home doubleheader but were defeated by Southwestern. Good luck Lady Cards playing Southwestern at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 12th and Boys playing Pulaski County across town at 7:30 p.m. Go Cards!  

Congrats to Wayne County Archery Program on hosting first NASP Tournament locally with 275 shooters competing on December 9th Trophies

Monticello Elementary and Wayne County Middle School archery teams won first place at the tournament. Wayne County High School archery team placed third on the ranks. Congratulations to the numerous individual Wayne County School winners out of approximatly 75 local shooters! In addition to Wayne County Schools, Lincoln County High School, McCreary High School, Boyle County High School, Lynn Camp High School, Pulaski County High School, McCreary Middle School, Lynn Camp Middle School, and Knox Central High School participated in the competition. 

Wrestling Team Competes Well at Stone Memorial Duals Cauy Wallace

The Wayne County Wrestling Team improved to 8-1 on the season Saturday December 9, at the Stone Memorial Duals in Crossville, Tennessee. The Mat Cards defeated Stone Memorial, Page, Collierville and  Greenville. The following  are dual meet results from Saturday at Stone Memorial.
 

WCMS Academic Team Concludes League Play WCMS Academic Team

The Wayne County Middle School ended their season successfully with four wins, one tie, and one loss. They spent many hours practicing for the written and quick recall matches. They will be participating in the Governor's Cup Academic Team competition later this winter.  

Come out and Support Girls and Boy's Basketball at Friday Night Doubleheader Ann Upchurch

Boys Varsity Basketball defeated the Lincoln County Patriots with a score of 63-57 while the Lady Pats defeated the Lady Cards. This was the first Home Doubleheader of the 2017-2018 Basketball Season. On Friday, December 8th, the WCHS girls play against McCreary County at six p.m. while the boys play against Southwestern at 7:30 p.m.. Student Government Association will be providing a chili dinner in conjunction with the home game.

WCMS 8th Graders Benefit from Reality Town assembly photo

Members of the community did a great job helping orchestrate this annual event which was held in the WCMS gym. Students learned how to manage a mock personal budget so they could realize what type of incomes they may aspire to through future jobs.

WCMS students participate in G2-TECS at Somerset Community College to explore STEM opportunites Stem Children

G2-TECS program is Guys Geared up for Technology, Engineering, Computers, and Science. WCMS students Aaron Hesse, John David Rains, Xander Sumner, and Bryson Slaven participated in the program that was hosted at SCC. 13 other counties also came to the conference. G2-TECS was created for guys to get fired up and concider math-based and science-based careers and to gain confidence in those subjects. As well as to not be afraid to take on the higher level courses of those subjects.

FCA/JROTC Prepared 850 Thanksgiving Meals for Needy Families L-R Students Jasmine Herrera, Avery Perkins, and Madison Smith boxed brownies for the take out meals

Wayne County High School FCA and JROTC spent several hours on Wednesday, Noevember 22nd preparing Thanksgiving meals for the needy.

Wayne Wrestling Team Hosts the Luke Troxell Memorial Duals WCHS Wrestling

The Wayne County Wrestling team hosted the Luke Troxell Memorial Duals at the Rodney Woods Gymnasium on Saturday December 2.

The round robin dual tournament consisted of five rounds of wrestling. The Mat Cards finished 4-1 on the day.The following are results from the tournament.

JROTC coordinated Veteran's Parade Staisha Keith

The Waynetonian Choir, WCHS Band and JROTC cadets participated in the annual event.

Wayne County High School Wrestling Kicks Off Season Cardinal Wrestler Samuel Beckley

With several Cardinal wrestlers ranked highly in the state, the wrestling team has high hopes for the season. They start their regular season on Saturday, December 2nd, with the competitive Luke Troxell Memorial Duals at home. They have already participated in a scrimmage at Murfressboro, TN.  Come out and support the Cards!

Discover Monticello Christmas 2017 Christmas

The Christmas Parade is coming up along with several other Christmas activities! Applications to participate in the parade are due by Thursday, November 30th.

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.

State and Federal Employees can Take Advantage of Discounts on Room Rates at State Parks flyer

Need a quick getaway? Don't forget the unique beauty, history, and dining experiences to be enjoyed just across the river and through the woods! Take advantage of the Kentucky State Parks' Commonwealth Connection program which offers you reduced rates on lodge rooms and cattages at eleven resort parks, plus cottages at John James Audubon State Park.

Football Cards' Season Draws to a Close Linsey hands off to Ruiz

Football season for Wayne County has drawn to a close. The Football Cards had a very successful season with a record of 12-2. They were District Champions, and won Region for the 3rd consecutive year. Their state semifinal matchup was with the Johnson Central Golden Eagles Friday, November 24th, the Cardinals fell short but not with out a fight. Johnson Central had a record of 11-2 during the match up against the Cards, were defending state champions, and also Class 4A Region 4 champions. Congrats to the team on a good season! Go Cards!

Cardinal Rally Gives Football Team the Pep to Beat Western 45-18 Football team at center court

Wayne County High School students spent an hour together in the gym for a send off for the football team.

The middle school and high school were recognized at the November Board Meeting Student Recognition

The November Board Meeting featured student success stories. The Middle School and High School has recently been very influencial and successful. WCMS reading classes have had the privalege to attend the movie premiere Wonder and then compare and contrast the book to the movie. TTAI video contest winners Tanner Thompson and Bailey Wright were asked to come talk to the board about their trip with TTAI to Louisville and their experiences at the Workforce Readiness Conference.

New Immunization Requirements Effective 2018-19 School Year vaccine

Wayne County Schools will have new immunization requirements for elementary, middle and high school students for the 2018-2019 school year, as a result of a statewide amendment to the Kentucky Administrative Regulation on the immunization schedules for attending school.

 

Cards top Rockcastle Again, On to the Region Championship Gang tackle

The Cards fought hard, and came out victorious over District foe Rockcastle County. The final score was 38-24. Wayne will now travel to Louisville Western to compete against the Warriors. Good luck to our football boys! Go Cards!

Fransisco-Mateo family remembered around school district balloon release

Balloon releases were held at two of the Wayne County schools in honor of the Mateo family. One at Wayne County High School for Emily Mateo, a senior, and one at Monticello Elementary for Ivan Mateo, a 5th grader. The staff and students have raised money for a bank account in the family's name at Monticello Bank to help with funeral and health expenses. The friends of Emily Mateo have created bracelets to honor her memory that are for sale. All proceeds go to the Mateo Memorial Fund and their family. They are $1 each.

Town Hall Meeting held at Wayne County Schools panel

Approximately 200 people attended a town hall meeting Tuesday, November 7th at the Wayne County High School gymnasium and more than a dozen addressed comments and questions to State Senator Max Wise and State Representative Ken Upchurch pertaining to Governor Bevin's proposal regarding the pension plan for Kentucky teachers and state employees.

Sixth Graders Participate in Safety Day Avery Fierra and Cole Edwards

The Conservation District held their annual Safety Day event for sixth grade students at Wayne County Middle School.

Lights on After School is popular event Lights On

21st Century recently celebrated their after school program for Monticello Elementary and Wayne County Middle School students at a special event called Lights on After School. The theme of the event was based on the Harry Potter book series. It was an eventful night for students and parents to enjoy the attributes of the 21st Century After School Program. The Waynetonian Choir and WCMS Choir preformed. The gymnastics class and guitar class shared what they have been learning. Participants had fun dressing as characters from the book series. Teachers held demonstrations after the Harry Potter reception ranging from robotics to Minecraft to book crafts courtesy of the Public LIbrary. 

Congrats to Brooke Gregory on being named Home Town Hero! Christmas Parade

Float entry deadline is November 29th! The theme is "The Miracle of Christmas."

Cross Country Team Brings Season to an End at State Competition Cross Country Team

Wayne County Running Cards placed 16th out of 32 teams in Lexington at the KY Horse Park on Saturday, November 4th.  

Winter is coming. It's time to sign up for Wayne County Schools Text Alert! Cell Phone

If you haven't ever signed up, go to the school website at www.wayne.kyschools.us and look on the left-hand column of the home page. Tap on the link to sign up or look under the parent or student buttons to navigate to the easy text alert sign up!

Cards Beat Valley, to Take on Rockcastle for the Second Round of the Playoffs Lorenzo Linsey

The Wayne County Cardinals took on the Louisville Valley Vikings for the first round of the state playoffs. They came away victorious, beating up on Valley 43-0. They will face Rockcastle County this Friday night at home. Go Cards!

WCMS Sixth Grade Language Arts Students honored to attend Movie Premiere of "Wonder" group photo

The local sixth graders recently had the privilege of being one of 400 classrooms from across the nation to prematurely see the movie Wonder on the big screen. Their instructor, Angela Stinson, went to great lengths to make this adventure come to pass, in order to bring the book Wonder to life for her students through the Wonder Certified Kind Classroom Project.

Visitors Share Native American Artifact Display with 8th Grade Social Studies Classes icon

The students recently read The Corn Raid, which helped the students have a greater appreciated of the impressive collection they got to enjoy.

Three Volleyball Players Nominated for the All-Region Team All Region Team

The Wayne County Volleyball team posts another strong season with a 19-15 record. They were district runners-up, advancing them to the 12th Region tournament. Three players were elected for the Region All Tournament Team.

Cross Country Varsity Runners Advance to State! Nicole Hesse

The Wayne County Cross Country Program made two significant accomplishments on October 28 on their home field. The boy’s high school team placed fifth out of 12 teams, while the sole female runner advanced to state competition on Saturday, November 4th at the KY Horse Park.

Wayne County Celebrates National Farm to School Month with Farm to Fork farm to fork

Wayne County Schools celebrate National Farm to School Month.

Employee Vitality Checks will be Completed as Part of the Wayne County Schools Wellness Program health icon

As part of the Wayne County Schools Wellness Program, employee Vitality checks will be completed this year by the Lake Cumberland District Health Department during the months of October and November 2017.

Archery Season is Approaching fast! Archers

A districtwide coed sport is beginning to really take off at Wayne County Schools. In fact, just over a hundred Wayne County students in grades four through twelve initially signed up to try out for the archery team, this season. So, practices are underway on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at their indoor shooting range in the Turner Intermediate building.

FCA and JROTC Thanksgiving Dinner turkey graphic

        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. The students will prepare a meal in the high school cafeteria consisting of turkey, mashed potatoes, peas, and dressing. This
year we encourage anyone who has transportation to come to the high school to pick up their meals to carry out. In addition, as in years past, the students will be delivering meals to those who cannot come to the high school.
        If you or anyone you know would benefit from a hot meal and some Thanksgiving cheer, please contact Karen Campbell or Roxanne Stringer at the Wayne County High School by November 17 th . NO NAMES WILL BE TAKEN AFTER 4 p.m. on the FRIDAY the 17th. The phone number is 348-5575. The meals will be served and delivered between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon on Thanksgiving Day. Please call to make reservations before the November 17th.

21st Century Lights on After School Celebrates Harry Potter Experience the Magic harrrry pottterrrr

21st Century has scheduled a Harry Potter-themed event for Thursday, October 26th.

 

WCMS Eighth Grade Language Arts Class Experiences Writing in Braille Braille Lesson

Instructor Pam Brown showed students how to use raised dots to create characters that spell out a language. Students enjoyed receiving their names typed out in Braille and getting a chance to try out a Braille machine. The students were amazed by the Braille books Ms. Brown shared.

Softball Team Builds Haunted House for Special Fundraising Event haunted house

Head out West Hwy 92, just past the Parnell Baptist Church, turn left on the Earl Smith Road to attend.

Board of Education Recognizes Cardinal School Spirit Store at WCMS group photo

Wayne County Middle School students are excited about this new project and representatives from the Cardinal Spirit Store shared an informative presentation with the board members during the October monthly meeting.

New school resource officer joins the staff at Wayne County Schools SRO Meadows

Wayne County Schools would like to welcome the Wayne County Sheriff's Department Deputy Jerry Meadows during Safe Schools week. Meadows recently started serving as the district's school resource officer, commonly referred to as the SRO.

Wayne County Soccer Teams Conclude Their Seasons Wayne County Boys Soccer Team

Wayne County's soccer season has come to an end! Both the Boys and Girls finished as runner-ups in the district and advanced to the Regional tournament. Although they had a rough schedule, both teams came out with quality wins and finished the season strong. We are proud of their hard work and dedication! Go Cards!

Wayne County School District Endorse Kentucky Safe Schools Week Proclamation Signing

On Tuesday, October 17, Judge Executive Mike Anderson officially proclaimed the week as Wayne County Safe Schools Week, joining the Kentucky Center for the School Saftey campaign to be implemented locally.

Wayne County Marching Cardinals get high marks at South Laurel competition Abigial Rains salutes

Wayne County Marching Cardinals competed in the South Laurel Cardinal Classic on October 14th and recieved 1st place in Class 3A-2 and Best Color Guard in class 3A-2. The band has advanced to KMEA State Quarterfinals next Saturday, October 21st. They will compete at Allen County Scottsville for a chance at State Semi-Finals. The band is under the direction of Andy Critz and Logan Butler. Drum major is Abigail Rains.

Football Cards Claim the Title of District Champs Offensive Unit

The Wayne County football team has won 5 in a row, and end district play 4-0. Making them the Champions of District 6! A huge congratulations to the Cards and good luck the rest of the season!

Cardinal Spirit Store teaches students employment skills cardinal store

Wayne County Middle School students who are participating in the Cardinal Spirit Store are learning about economics in a unique way. Not only that, they are the backbone of the school's student incentive/reward plan because the entire business is operated with Cardinal Bucks, which students have earned based on good character education traits. 

Wayne County Blanks Rockcastle In District Matchup WCHS Wins game!

It was named Lex 18's Sportzone Game of the Week. #2 in 4A vs #5 in 4a. Wayne County versus Rockcastle in a highly anticipated district matchup. The game had all kinds of hype and your Cardinals had all the fight. Wayne County shutout the Rockets with a 27-0 victory! Congrats to the football team!

Wayne County Schools participate in High Attendance contest placing in the top three regionally at each level High Attendance Festivities

Wayne County Schools participate in High Attendance contest placing in the top three regionally at each level. Students participated in a variety of special events and interesting classroom opportunities at Wayne County Schools recently on High Attendance Day. All three levels managed to place in the top three in the region.

Local Test Scores for 2016-2017 reported by Kentucky Department of Education KDE Logo

The 2016-17 state assessment results have been released for Wayne County Schools, along with test scores from across the state. This is a transitional year for the accountability system since the state is moving to a new model that will be go into effect in 2018-19 school year. Changes to state and national laws have prompted a redesign of the state accountability system that families are used to. Therefore, the public reporting looks different this year without any overall (Distinguished, Proficient, or Needs Improvement) labels, nor an overall score for the schools and district.

Students gather for Meet You at The Pole at Jewell Field Meet you at the Pole~

A student-led prayer circle was held by the flag pole on Wednesday, September 27th at 7:45 a.m., with the help of FCA middle and high school members.

Reese Sexton Wins 10th Region Tourney, Kameron Ghering Advances as Well Resse Sexton and Kameron Gehring

For the first time ever, Wayne County is home to the winner of the 10th Region individual champ. Reese Sexton came in first place overall with a score of 72. Kameron Ghering advances to state with a solid score of 75. Along with these successes, the middle school team advances to the state tournament! Congrats to all of our golfers!

Flu Vaccine will be Available on Campus in October flu vaccine logo

Shots will be available at each school building and bus garage during the week of October 16th-20th through the district wellness program.

Girls Middle School 8th Grade Night 8th Graders

We would like to say congratulations to this 8th grade team who have had an excellent season, compiling a record of 12 wins and 4 losses. They were recognized for their hard work and dedication to the WCMS Basketball program on Monday, September 25th.

Congratulations to Wayne County Marching Band Cardinals Who Placed 4th Overall Against 16 Band Programs band photo

The Wayne County Marching Cardinals took the field in competition at the Pulaski County Invitational on Saturday, September 23rd, placing fourth overall for the day.

Wayne County Cross Country Invitational Wayne XC

On Saturday, September 23, Wayne County's Cross Country team participated in the tenth annual Wayne County Invitational at Cave Lake.

Wayne County Girls and Boys Soccer Look For Big Wins on Monday, September 25th Nicole Abbott

Both soccer teams are in the middle of their season. Photos below are are from the girl's McCreary match on September 9th, which resulted in a 0-1 varsity loss and a 2-2 JV draw. Photos below are also from the boy's varisty game at Knox County (with a score of 1-4) on the same date. Come out and support the boys tonight (September 25th) when they play Southwestern at 5:30 p.m. at their home field on KY 90. Good luck to the girl's soccer team tonight (September 25th) at Knox Central!

Congratulations to 4-H state placers and Class Champions- the highest award at State Mia Phillips and Kendall Phillips

Each year a "town" is built on the Kentucky State Fair Grounds in Louisville, Ky.  The citizens of Cloverville, a 4-H village, will put their skills on display in this unique fair exhibit.  Several 4-H members from Wayne County were showcased in Cloverville.

4-H youth projects from all over Kentucky were on display when Cloverville opened on August 18 during the opening day of the Kentucky State Fair.

Cardinal Golfers Reese Sexton and Kameron Ghering to Compete in the Regional Tournament Reese Sexton and Kameron Ghering

Congrats to Men's Varsity golfers Kameron Ghering and Reese Sexton as their superb performance has qualified them for the Regional Tournament. The tournament will be held at Crooked Creek Golf Course in London, Kentucky. It starts on Friday, September 22nd. Good luck to these guys going forward!

The Help Houston Project FFA Emblem

In high hopes to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey that hit Texas, the local Wayne County FFA chapter is hosting a local donation drive. Items need to be sent by October 4th.

Iota Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International brings supplies to new teachers retired teachers

Teachers appreciated a nice gesture from the local chapter of educators from Wayne and neighboring counties who donated bags of teaching supplies. Delta Kappa Gamma Society International promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. New teachers were encouraged by their support.

Wayne County Marching Cards took the Field in the Madison Southern Eagle Classic Wayne County Marching Cards

Last weekend on Saturday, September 16th, the Wayne County Marching Cards took the field in the Madison Southern Eagle Classic held at Madison Southern High School.

High Achieving High School and Middle School Students Honored In September Board Meeting September Recognition

At the September 12th Board of Education meeting an outstanding group of students were honored for their involvemnet and attendance at summer enrichment programs and camps. Also, students of Wayne County benefitted from the summer 21st Century camp. We are proud of our Cards!

Learning Academy students get off to a good start Wayne County LEarning Academy

Students who participate in the Wayne County Learning Academy have gotten off to a greatstart this school year, learning about the importance of sacrifice, the value of history, and an overview of the local judicial system during their first field trip of the school year.

High Attendance Day set at Wayne County Schools Perfect Attendance

September is Attendance Awareness month across the United States, and High Attendance Day in Kentucky is on Wednesday, September 20. Kentucky’s High Attendance Day is sponsored by the Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel (KDPP) organization which gives regional and state prizes with funds that go directly to the winning schools for elementary, middle and high school. All kinds of local events are being planned for this exciting day for students at Wayne County Schools. Be sure and be in attendance at school this Wednesday!  

 

Congratulations to the Marching Cards on their prformance at Southwestern Marching Band and Colorguard preforming their award-winning show

They Wayne County Marching Band competed in the Warrior Marching Classic at Southwestern High School on Saturday, September 9th, 2017. The band had an excellent showing! They took home 1st place in Class 3A, Best Auxillary Class 3A, Best Percussion Class 3A, and received 3rd place overall! The 2017 season show is called "Xtra". The Marching Cards are under the direction of Andy Critz and Logan Butler. Senior Abigail Rains is Drum Major.

Wayne County Looks Ahead to the Homecoming Game Against Harlan County Wayne County tacklers

The Cards are hungry after losing a tough one against the Boyle County Rebels. It was the team's first loss of the season. However, they look to redeem themselves as the Harlan County Black Bears roll into town. The homecoming game will take place at 7:30 Friday, September 15th at Jewell Field. Come out and cheer on your Wayne County Cardinals! The crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen will take place at halftime of the game. Also, alumni from Wayne County High School and Monticello High School Class of 1998 will be honored during the game. The Reunion will be held in the Wayne County High School cafeteria from 6 p.m. to halftime of the game.

Remaining Spots on Gifted and Talented Australia Trip gifted and talented trip

The deadline to register for the GT Australia trip is fast approaching.

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.

WCMS Hosted Successful Parent/Teacher Conference Conference ADvertisment

WCMS hosted a very successful Parent/Teacher conference September 7th. There were 134 Parent/Guardians and 129 students who attended the conferences from 4-7 PM.

Nicole Hesse Graduates from The Center for Rural Development's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) Nicole Hesse

Over the summer Wayne County High School student Nicole Hesse attended and graduated from The Center for Rural Development's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute.

WCMS 8th Grader Ridge Turpin attends Vanderbilt University Summer Academy Ridge Tuner and an Instructor at Vanderbilt University

It is pretty unusual for a 13-year-old middle school student to already be studying on a prestigious college campus like Vanderbilt University, but that was just the case this past summer for eighth grader Ridge Turpin. He had quite an experience during a week’s stay at Nashville’s Vanderbilt Summer Academy for advanced learners, known as Rising 8th Graders in June.

2017 "Go Cards"All Stars Awards presented to Staff Wayne County Teachers

The annual "Go Cards" All Star Awards for the staff were announced on opening day to the Wayne County School staff. Colleagues and community members nominate the winners each year. Monticello Banking Company provided monetary rewards to the winners.This year, the most valuable players were WCHS Certified Employee Liz McClain and Bell Elementary Classified Employee Elaine Bell. Other employees representing a classified and certified employee winner from each building included: Angela New, Amanda Beck, Nell Boils, Pam Bell, Kristi Morrow, Peggy Burnette, Malissa Atkinson, Stephanie Robinette, and Ronnie Hancock. 

Soccer Cards Head to Monroe County to Take on the Falcons Soccer Action

Good luck to the boys soccer team who travel to Monroe County Thursday, Sept. 7th. On Saturday, Sept. 9th, they face Knox Central at home on the soccer field on KY 90 at 5:30 p.m. The team is experiencing a good season and has a record of 2-2. They are coached by Darran Vickery and assistants Bob Sherwood and John Ronquillo. Come out and support our team!

Middel School Girls Basketball

The Wayne County Middle School 8th grade team defeated Meece Middle School for their home opener on August the 22nd. The Lady Cardinals came out on top with a score of 42-29. This year's 8th grade team consists of seven 8th graders, three 7th grader, and one 5th grader. So far in the season, the Lady Cards are 6-1.

Cardinals defeat Southwestern and McCreary in home golf match on August 29th Coach Stewart Grogory organizing start of the game

Golf season well underway! Congrats Cards on recent match.

Girls Soccer Season underway with three games under their belt, playing the hardest competitions early in their schedule High fives at end of Varsity game with Whitely County

The Cardinal Girls Soccer team has been off to a rough start as they've taken on some tough competition. They look to redeem themselves tonight, September 5th, as they go on the road to play Clinton County. Go Cards!

Corn harvested and served in cafeteria Bus driver pitches in with students to help harvest the corn

     Students are enjoying fresh produce in their cafeteria due to the 4-acre school garden harvest. Agriculture students and volunteers shucked the Aspire Sweet Corn, a new genetic variety. Then passed it on to the Family Consumer Science Students to wash and store in the freezer. About 9,000 ears of corn were harvested during a recent 2-day session.

Spots still available in Wrap-around Preschool Program Teaching children

Preschoolers can partcipate in the program before or after their half-day class. The young learners benefit by participating in enrichment activities and close involvement wth the teacher to become kindergarten ready.

Cards looking forward to playing Warren East after defeating Pulaski in First Home Game of Season Captains

 

Friday night’s football game featured your Wayne County Cardinals versus the Pulaski County Maroons at Jewell Field. It turned out to be a barnburner, as the game was tic for tac to the very end. At the final buzzer it was your Cardinals prevailing 29-27 over the Maroons. Congrats to the football team on the big win!

Good Luck to the Wayne County Golf Team at Home Match on August 29th Wayne County Schools Gold

The Boys and Girls Golf Team play McCreary Central at Monticello Country Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Good luck Cards!

KY Race to the Top Bornlearning Academy Workshop Series Born Learning Series

The Bornlearning Academy is a series of family workshops for parents of children not enrolled in school yet. Together, we learn how we can prepare our children for school, starting when they are born. We have dinner with our families, break out into groups and learn how to Turn Everyday Moments into Learning Opportunites.

ELL Migrant Program Center being established with help of Lowes Grant and Volunteers

Lowe’s Somerset Store volunteers graciously assisted in remodel efforts for the new Migrant Education Center, after the school received two Lowe's Toolbox for Education grants. The contributions of labor and funds were greatly appreciated and will help meet the needs of the district’s highly successful ELL/Migrant Program.

         

Kentucky Board of Education Unanimously Approves Accountability System: Discuss Charters Kentucky Department of Education Logo

At a special meeting in Frankfort on August 23, the Kentucky Board of Education unanimously approved the regulation that will govern Kentucky's new accountability system under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Senate Bill 1 (2017).

21st Century Students Cook Off participants contribute to staff's opening day Students cook for reception

21st century students had a whole week over the summer concetrating on their culinary skills. The students came up with recipes and prepared those same recipes for the entire school district staff's opening day reception. These students spent hours of hard work putting together the recipes and cooking their delicious food.

Non-Traditional Instruction Days begin at Wayne County Schools Watching the eclipse

Students participated in a NTI day to observe the National Solar Eclipse Day.The total eclipse provided many teachable moments.

Department of Education participating in kentucky state fair KY Dept. of Ed

Kentuckians attending the 2017 Kentucky State Fair in Louisville Aug. 17-27 are invited to visit the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) booth in the Main Street Kentucky section of the South Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center.

Opening Day for the staff included a humorous and uplifting motivational speaker motivational speaker

An opening day ceremony was held for the Wayne County School District staff members recently.New employees were introduced to the audience. A motivational speaker inspired the educators through her very energetic speaking style.

Over 3,000 Students were Welcomed Back to School on Opening Day Mrs. Brown's Class doing the Pledge

Students were excited to be back with their classmates and were ready to learn.

First Non-Traditional Instruction Day planned for August 21st solar eclipse

Wayne County Schools will be experiencing the first non-traditional day, known as NTI, which allows students to study at home this Monday, August 21st.

Wayne County Schools cancel classes at school on solar eclipse day school logo

Wayne County Schools will cancel classes Monday, August 21st on the day of the solar eclipse. The district’s administration carefully considered their options in determining whether to stay in school on Monday, especially with such an impressive kick off on the first day of classes, because they did not want to lose any momentum.

Bob Allen Pigskin Classic Bowl Game Queen Candidate and Football Players

This Saturday, August 19th, the Football Cards will go to Danville High to play Woodford County in the annual Bob Allen Pigskin Classic Bowl games. Bailey Wright was selected to accompany the football team as a candiate for the Bob Allen Pigskin Classic Queen.  

Welcome teachers new to Wayne County Schools Teacher Training

Teachers new to the system recently participated in professional development training customized to welcome them into Wayne County Schools. Additional future trainings will be scheduled to assist them in familiarizing themselves with district policies and procedures as a special benefit. This targeted support will help mentor new teachers and the curriculum and instructional coaches will join in the support.

WKU invites teachers to Hilltopper Football game September 23 Hilltopper Football

Discounted tickets will be available to educators and their families

Over 90 Bus drivers participated in Transportation training on August 7th Bus Driver Training

Informative videos on bus behavior and required medical training certifications were part of the 8-hour update.

Congratulations to Wayne County Nutrition Services Director on well earned state recognition award Karen Gibson

Congratulations to Wayne County Nutrition Services Director Karen Gibson on earning the Kentucky School Nutrition Association (KSNA) Director of the Year Award. It comes as no surprise to Wayne County School employees that Gibson received this state award after serving Wayne County students and the staff for 20 years in such a professional manner.

1:1 initiative begins in Wayne County School District with distribution of Chromebooks Chromebooks

Wayne County students in middle school and high school are benefitting from a program recently initiated called 1:1. The program allows each middle or high school student the opportunity to take a school issued Chromebook home to complete school work. Students are also benefitting from classes at school that integrate technology in a helpful way.

Suspense building towards new school year Back to School

Enthusiasm is high amongst students anticipating the new school year at Wayne County Schools. Especially after families have visited the schools to meet teachers and see the freshly polished classrooms decorated with inviting themes conducive to learning. They have been attending back to school orientations to kick off the 2017-18 school year, which begins August 16th.

First responder employees, special needs student educators, and coaching staffs participated in 2 year CPR and AED training CPR Training

Wayne County Schools has numerous employees participate in this valuable training to perhaps save a life in an emergency situation. The state recommends a minimum of two employees per buidling be trained in these life saving skills, but fortunately Wayne County greatly exceeds this requirement.

Wayne County Nutrition Service employees benefitted from a seminar featuring guest speaker JoAnne Robinette called "Keeping on Track- We can do it!" Training Photo

Food safety and team building were amongst the topics discussed at the one day training event held in Turner Cafeteria.

Special Needs staff members benefit from training before school starts training

Wayne County Schools Health Coordinator Patty Burton led an informative workshop for staff members who work with special needs children.

Wayne County School System Orientation Dates Upcoming Aerial shot

Wayne County School teachers and staff members will be rolling out the red carpet to students at back to school orientations before the first day of classes for students on Wednesday, August 16th.

“Meet the Cardinals” event set for August 17 Go Cards!

Football fans will get a chance to see the 2017 Wayne County team on the field during “Meet the Cardinals,” which is set for Thursday, August 17 at 6 p.m. at Jewell Field. Admission is $3.

Billboards remind drivers to stop for school buses Stop sign billboard

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – As a new school year approaches, Kentucky drivers will soon see reminders to watch out for stopped school buses.  This week, 51 billboards started going up across the state that warn of the danger of passing a stopped school bus. The billboards feature an extended stop sign arm on the side of a school bus with the words, "It's not JUST a stop sign, it's a child's life."

Wayne County students participate in Student Technology Leadership Program State Competition Elementary Team Picture

Monticello Elementary students had a unique opportunity to explore the field of robotics during the school year. Family Resource Center Director Leslie Randall facilitated an after school program where students learn to how to build basic robots and learn entry level programming.

Wayne County High School Summer Band Camp underway Band members practice new program at camp

Band students begin to learn new upbeat "Xtra" program during two-week camp. Musicians work hard learning choreography and music for 2017 marching season.

Wayne County Food Service Program provides another successful summer feeding program Summer feeding program

Wayne County’s Summer Food Service Program has been making sure students’ stomachs are full even when classrooms are empty. Besides just finishing serving the 21st Century Program’s Camp based at Wayne County Middle School, the Lunchbox Express mobile feeding truck has been on the road providing nutritious food to children in the community.  The summer meals program has been serving approximately 300 meals daily.

Wayne County School District Teachers honored by Campbellsville University Award recipients

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky’s 2017 Elementary Teacher of the Year, Kellie Jones of Taylor County’s Intermediate School, urged the teachers to whom she spoke at Campbellsville University to “keep your passion for teaching” and “Students today need passionate and energetic influence in their learning and in their lives.”

Wayne County Board of Education recognizes retirees at reception in their honor Group photo of retirees

This past school year, 22 employees retired with a total of 549 amazing years of service to the students of Wayne County Schools. Thank you for your service!

Two Wayne County students represent district at prestigious Craft Academy Natalie Hutchinson and Ben Rose

Wayne County Schools are fortunate to have two students who are such strong academic achievers that they fall in a class of their own – in fact, they represent the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s best and brightest.

21st Century Students host and compete in "Recipe Throwdown" The Golden Spatula

Students participating in the 21st Century summer program recently had the opportunity to compete in a “Recipe Throwdown”. The 21st Century program offers a cooking class to students who partake in the service which is offered after school during the calendar school year and the duration of the program through the summer. Fifteen groups of students competed to earn the top four places to compete in the cook-off, where dishes were judged by school employees such as Superintendent Wayne Roberts and Wayne County Schools Food Nutrition Services Director Karen Gibson. Students competed to win the golden spatula.

It’s over! Kentucky’s All-Star boys defeat Indiana for the first time since 2008 Photo by Matt Goins

They didn’t make it easy on themselves, but Kentucky’s All-Star boys did what the last eight senior classes could not by defeating the Indiana All-Stars 111-110 in double overtime Sunday evening at the Frankfort Convention Center.

This story has been reprinted from its original appearance in the Herald Leader. It has been published by Wayne County Schools with the permission of Reporter Josh Moore, of the Herald Leader.

Wayne County Schools provide information regarding the facility tax proposal Cardinal Seal

The following questions and answers provide information about a proposed facility equivalent tax that is currently being considered to make a significant impact towards enhancing local workforce development. The facility tax would be used to secure additional state funding towards the goal of a new early college and career center to replace and expand the existing Wayne County Area Technology Center.

Wayne County Schools provide a highly skilled workforce to meet jobs of the future Cardinal Logo

 Wayne County Schools are prepared to make a significant investment in community workforce development through the construction of a new early college and career center to replace and expand the existing Wayne County Area Technology Center.  In order to secure additional state funding for this project, the district must levy an additional facilities tax that will open the door for the state legislature to authorize equalization funding and significantly increase the district’s capacity to meet facility needs.

Eighth Grade Class adopts a mountain Gorilla named Matabishi Ms. Honeycutt's eighth grade class

Kim Honeycutt's eighth grade class was inspired by a book they read about gorilla doctors to adopt a gorilla. Working together, the class raised enough money to adopt a gorilla in Africa. The money given in the adoption will serve to rehabilitate the gorilla, Matabishi, so he can be returned to the wild once he has grown and is healthy.

Wayne County Middle School students named Rogers Explorers Rogers Explorers Logo

Six Wayne County Middle School students have been selected to attend The Center for Rural Development’s 2017 Rogers Explorers youth leadership program.

Treetop Adventure to reward teachers June 5-9 Tree Top Adventure Picture

Treetop Adventure at Levi Jackson State Park in London has designated the first full week of June as Teachers Appreciation Week.

Pledge to Read This Summer! Book

The Kentucky Department of Education encourages students to keep reading this summer. Students in Wayne County have access to the new public library to check out books to read. Take the pledge to read this summer.

WCMS Students John David Rains attends Kentucky State Duke Talent Identification Recognition Ceremony John David Rains at the ceremony

Congratulations to John David Rains for his academic acheivment by his participation in the Duke Talent Identification Program. John David was selected based off his ACT score that was received as a seventh grader. He attended an awards ceremony at Western Kentucky University. John is the son of Monticello Elementary Teacher Karie Rains and David Rains.

WCMS 8th Grade Honors Program Awards presented at eighth grade graduation

Eighth grade students and families celebrated the end of the school year at the annual honors program. Prinicpal Melissa Gossage praised the class for completing their middle school studies and wished them the best in their high school studies. As a result of their hard efforts, in 8th grade reading, students decreased their number of novice scores from 75 students down to 52 while increasing their number of Proficient and Distinguished by 22 students.

 

Exciting 21st Century camp begins for Summer on May 30th Students used Read Theory software which individualizes their reading levels

Elementary students are reading the realistic fiction book "Sweet Home Alaska" which was set during the depression and involves a 12 year old girl and her activities. Students are already enjoying the 288 page book by Carole Estby Dagg. A wall was created with a vocabulary vine to match details in the book. The students will be making their own paper, planting seeds, and experiencing a taste of Alaska through their foods.

6th and 7th Grade students enjoy end of year awards ceremonies Kallie Powell reads a poem to start the program

WCMS sixth and seventh graders worked hard this school year to receive a variety of awards. Prinicpal Melissa Gossage commended the students and their families for their academic efforts. She and the counselors provided awards for citizenship, character education, honor roll, and attendance.

New Senior Walkthrough was very special event for all involved Walkthrough

Underclassmen across the campus enjoyed cheering for the out going seniors on the last day of school. There were some tears shed and several hugs along the route by both seniors, staff, and family members as the future graduates dressed in red cap and gowns marched down the hallways of each school.

Wayne County School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program Wayne County School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program

Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times as follows:

Professional Development trainings held for teaching staff to prepare for more rigorous content in the upcoming school year Bell Elementary teachers participate in training

Teachers across the district are working together to take another step in upgrading the curriculum in a series of professional development opportunities on campus. The first part of their training was geared towards exploring a model for instruction inside their content area. They worked through a series of tasks in Converge software to help with a vision for high quality instruction. The second part of the professional development was to look at the content standards  and model them for building a common understanding of what students need to know to master the standards.  

Boys Tennis team places at region Runners Up

The Wayne County Boy's Tennis Team placed second in the region as Runner-Up during regional play.

Tennis teams compete at region Boys tennis

The Wayne County Tennis teams competed in region last week. Each team competed impressively and indicated the success of their season through their performances.

WCMS Art Show bigger and even better this year Art show

Artisans, craftsmen, dancers, and musicians provided beautiful displays of their work for everyone to enjoy. Impressive student art work was also exhibited in the gymnasium.

Wayne County High School Alumni Band Concert held May 21st Former Band Director Gerald Pickrell leads the band

Former band leaders were on hand to celebrate with current band members, staff, and alumni on April 21st. Following the concert, a dinner and alumni reception was hosted. Each alumni that attended the concert was recognized. The Master of Ceremonies was Jason Kennett with Guest Speaker Brian Dishman.

 

Wayne County Tennis concludes their regular season Wayne County Tennis concludes their regular season

The Wayne County Tennis team has recently concluded their regular season. Our boys' team went undefeated at 12-0. Meanwhile, our girls had a very successful season at 8-3. Both teams will attend Regionals at Centre College on May 5, 6, and 8. Congratulations to the following students for making it to Regionals: Morgan Munsey, Macie Weaver, Kaitlyn Garner, Presley Roberts, Cassie Stockton, Grayson Roberts, Corbin Kirksey, Zach Dishman, Cameron East, Alex McFarland, Sam Fairchild, and Brody Weaver. Good luck!

Wayne County High School Bat Cards season underway with the field being named the Earl and Vannie Hatfield Field recently Pitcher Dalton Garner

Wayne County Bat Cards played Southwestern on April 20th in a close home game where they barely lost after 10 innings, followed by a game on April 21st at Casey County with a loss 4-8. The team is in a rebuilding year with an overall record currently 7-11. One of the highlights of the season has been playing in Panama City Beach on April 4-7. The Wayne County Board of Education recently approved naming the facility the Earl and Vannie Hatfield Field to recognize their generous support.   

Middle School soccer underway for girls and boys MS soccer

This is the final week of the regular season for Wayne County Middle School Soccer. The teams are now entering district competition.

Summer classes at SCC provide new, returning and visiting students a chance to get ahead Photo of two students working together in a class at SCC

Somerset, Ky. – Did you know new, returning and visiting college students can take classes over the

summer at Somerset Community College (SCC)?

WCMS hosted a very successful final Parent/Teacher conference night on April 18, 2017 Ridge Turpin and mother Amy Turpin speak with Social Studies teacher Carter Tucker

Parents discussed fifth term grade reports and sixth term mid-term grade reports. Spring MAP scores were also shared with parents. K-Prep testing set for April 24-28 preparations were another important topic. A total of 158 parents and 157 students attended the conferences just before the eighth grade students and parents met for the incoming Freshman orientation.

WCMS Arts Exhibit coming up May 2 Art Show 2016

The public is invited to take advantage of an upcoming special arts show at Wayne County Middle School, coupled with a school event that will be very special. Admission will be free.

WCMS teachers provide KPREP motivational displays to help focus on upcoming testing window The creation of first place winner Sherry Huckaby

The judging was difficult because there were 28 terrific displays created to support students in the state assessment coming up later this month.

21st Century Program plans summer camps for both Elementary and Middle school students 1

Elementary Students are eligable to participate in Sweet Home Alaska Journey to the Land of the Midnight Sun, May 30th - July 7th. Middle School Students have the opprotunity to participate in Passports to Discovery with 6 weeks of fun-filled discovery activities, ranging from video production, culinary arts, drama camp, and technology and engineering. Contact Katherine Kidd at the Wayne County Middle School for more information regarding these programs at (606) 348-6691. Tap into the links below for further information and registration.

Alumni band concert coming up Alumni band concert coming up

The Wayne County High School Band will be hosting a concert at 6:00 p.m. this Friday night followed by

a dinner and alumni reception at the high school from 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Final Mandated Transportation Evacuation Drill to be held Friday, April 21 Driver Misty Hicks handed her drill sheet to Transportation Coordinator Tim Pyles

Classes will be dismissed at 2:45 p.m. in order for students and bus drivers to participate in timed evacuation drills to practice emergency procedures. Wayne County Schools have an excellent safety record logging an amazing 2,744.8 miles per day. The last drill was held just before Spring Break.

4H Communications night to be held on April 20 4H Clover
The 4-H Talent Show is coming up The 4-H Talent Show is coming up

Participants must pre-register by April 14, 2017.

Commissioner Pruitt: Charter application process won't be simple, contracts between districts, charters critical Commissioner Pruitt: Charter application process won't be simple, contracts between districts, charters critical; KDE setting up special charter school unit

Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt says the new law allowing charter schools in Kentucky can be a boost to ensuring all children have an excellent education. But he also says the success of charter schools can’t happen without a collaborative relationship between charters and local public school districts.

SCC and Watershed Arts Alliance welcome Afrikania Cultural Troupe to campus; free community performance scheduled April 10 Afrikana Cultural Troupe

Somerset, Ky. – Gideon Alorwoyie and the Afrikania Cultural Troupe of Ghana, a unique, authentic and

artistic group of performers, will be at Somerset Community College (SCC) on Monday, April 10 at 6 p.m.

for a free, public event.

Dale Ann Bradley to perform at The Center for Rural Development Dale Ann Bradley to perform at The Center for Rural Development

Grammy-nominated bluegrass artist Dale Ann Bradley will be performing at The Center for Rural Development on April 14.

“SMART” ART TO BE THE FOCUS OF COMPETITION AT SOMERSET COMMUNITY COLLEGE EARTH DAY “SMART” ART TO BE THE FOCUS OF COMPETITION AT SOMERSET COMMUNITY COLLEGE EARTH DAY

Somerset, Ky. – Somerset, Ky. – Artists and tinkerers of all ages have the chance to compete in

the Somerset Community College (SCC) PRIDE Club’s smART art show, a sustainable media and

recyclable technology competition. The contest, which requires entrants to use at least half recycled

material, will be part of the upcoming Earth Day Celebration at SCC. Earth Day Celebration festivities will

be held April 23, 2017 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the SCC Somerset Campus, 808 Monticello Street,

Somerset.

WCMS Operation Preparation concluded with a series of career workshops WCMS Operation Preparation concluded with a series of career workshops

Eighth graders enjoyed rotating to workshops they were interested in learning more about. Community volunteers generously gave their time to share their occupations.

Wayne County High School students attend KUNA Group photo with awards

Wayne County High School KUNA students recently attended the state conference in Louisville, Kentucky. KUNA is one of the many programs featured in the local Gifted and Talented program. The conference lasted 3 days and allowed students the opportunity to immerse themselves in different cultures. Each school that attended represented a country’s delegation and served as a legislature trying to pass a bill in the United Nations for that country. The Wayne County delegation represented the country of Belize.

Community and staff provide career guidance at WCMS Operation Preparation Week Joe Tipton with students

“Beat the odds, before they beat you!” was a valuable quote that kept popping up during the

annual Operation Preparation week at the Wayne County Middle School. The valuable message was

woven into a variety of speeches made by specially invited speakers willing to share their inspirational

stories with the eighth grade class.

Winterguard concludes competition season on a good note Eighth grader Kitana Saunders performing

The Wayne County Winterguard competed in the Tri-State Marching Arts Championships on Saturday, March 25th at Connor High School. After an outstanding performance, the Guard placed 5th in the Yellow Division of Scholastic Regional A and 6th place overall of 24 teams competing from three states. The guard is coached by Emily Adams and Jessica Critz and their 2017 show is entitled "Stained Glass."

Wayne County Cardinal Softball Season Underway Ali Coffey catching

Coach Danny Upchurch's fast pitch softball Girl's Team has a record of 2-2 on the season so far. They won 21-6 against Casey County on Mon 21, followed by a loss to Oneida, TN (1-4) at home on March 24th. Then on the weekend, the girls played two teams in Jamestown, TN. They beat York Institute and were defeated by Oakridge in the 9th inning. Their next game will be March 30 at 6:30 pm at Garrard County. 

Bus evacuation will be held Friday, March 31st Tim Pyles

Wayne County Schools will have their third bus evacuation of the school year on Friday, March 31st at 2:45 p.m. The mandated evacuation drills teach students’ safety tips in case of an emergency situation.  Transportation is not only provided to students on daily routes, but also for field trips and extra-curricular activities. The bus garage mechanics keep the fleet in good running order on a daily basis. 
 

Two WCMS Students won the Somerset Community College Teen Theater Festival's "Harold Fest" competition Teens on the stage practicing

On Saturday, March 11th, 22 students from WCMS participated in an intense, hands-on drama/ theater workshop and competition experience at the Teen Theater Festival. Two students: Ridge Turpin (grade 7) and Jordan McClellan (grade 6) won the Somerset Community College Teen Theater Festival's "Harold Fest" competition with their group's improvisation performance. WCMS Art/Drama Teacher Juliet Perkins commended Wayne County's wonderful actors, actresses, and technical and design/backstage crew for their efforts and the intense action they took part in at Somerset Community College.  

"Crazy Sock Day" sheds light on World Down Syndrome Day Thank you to everyone that participated!

Preschooler Kayley Baker, her mom Trish Baker, and teacher Pam Brown brought a box of donuts to the Central Office staff for recognizing World Down Syndrome Day in support of children with Down Syndrome and their families. March 21st is chosen because individuals with a diagnosis of Down Syndrome have a third copy of the 21st chromosome, hence 3/21.

Congratulations to Archery Athletes Taylor Bell and Elliott Cross for qualifying for the KHSAA State Championship Two athletes advanced to state

In regional competition, Elliott Cross finished fourth and Taylor Bell was the Regional Runner-up over the weekend. Congratulations to both and good luck at the state championship, which will be held at NASP State Tournament in Louisville on March 31 at 4 PM. Go Cards!

Wear your "crazy" socks on World Down Syndrome Day Tuesday, Mar 21st Logo for World Down Syndrome Day

The Lake Cumberland Special Blessings Support Group would like to invite the school district and community to participate in World Down Syndrome Day March 21st. This day is set aside worldwide to promote awareness and support for individuals with Down Syndrome. March 21 is chosen because individuals with a diagnosis of Down Syndrome have a third copy of the 21st chromosome, hence 3/21.

Two HOSA students eligible for international competition after competing in Louisville Brielee Neal

Fifteen HOSA students traveled to the Crown Plaza on Thursday. Mar 16 and competed during the two day event. Kaylee Julius from WCHS placed 2nd in extemporaneous writing. Brielee Neal from WCMS placed 1st in Health Career Exploration. They are both eligible for international competition in June, which will be held at Disney World in Florida.

Congrats to Wayne County Tennis Teams on 2-0 record for both girls and boys teams Tennis Ball

Both Wayne County Teams scored a winning 9-0 overall team score on March 16th bringing them both to a 2-0 winning season, starting their season off on a good note. They both played McCreary Central in their second match, which was hosted at home.Come out and support the girls and the boys teams as they play Berea at home on Monday, March 20th, followed by another home meet on Tuesday, March 21 with Lincoln County. Go Cards!

Congratulations to Aubrey Weaver and Jakson Baker at 12th Region Tournament Wayne County Basketball Regional Hall of Famers

Aubrey Weaver and Jakson Baker from Wayne County were selected as members of the 12th Region All Tournament Team, following the championship game of the tournament on Tuesday, March 7.

Colin Tucker AAU National Champion in AAU All-American Middle School wrestling Winners' podium

Middle Schooler Colin Tucker competed in the AAU Wrestling Spring Nationals. He competed in the 70 pound divison. He placed first and received the title of National Champion and an AAU All-American.

WCMS students see the KPREP Countdown Clock every day at school as it changes each day WCMS students see the KPREP Countdown Clock every day at school as it changes each day

Students are being asked to take pride in themselves and do their best on KPREP testing coming up in April. Wayne County Middle School is conducting a promotional campaign to help students focus on the tests.

Baseball Team tenderloin sale this Friday, March 17 Baseball Team tenderloin sale this Friday, March 17

Orders must be given on Thursday, March 16. Proceeds go to the WC Baseball Home Run club.

To place an order, please contact either:

 Josh Bartley at joshua.bartley@wayne.kyschools.us or (606)348-5575

 Stacey at (606)307-4237

Two Wayne County Middle school students win a competition at SCC Teen Theater Festival
Humana Vitality go 365 Biometric Checks for the Living Well Promise underway this month Humana Vitality go 365 Biometric Checks for the Living Well Promise underway this month

The Lake Cumberland District Health Department are providing vitality checks for the school district employees.

WCMS hosts Operation Preparation WCMS hosts Operation Preparation

Wayne County Middle School eighth graders are participating in Operation Preparation this week with all kinds of career readiness activities at their fingertips. Teachers are excited to be sharing “Oh the Places You Can Go” with their students through guest speakers, musical events, tours of the local Area Technology Center, and field trips to Somerset Community College/Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) to see what is just around the horizon.

Boys and Girls tennis teams triumph over Southwestern in season opener Tennis Ball

The Wayne County Tennis Teams competed in their first match on March 9. The girls and boys each dominated with an impressive 9-0 victory, winning every match.

PRUITT TO HOST TOWN HALL MEETINGS ON SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY PRUITT TO HOST TOWN HALL MEETINGS ON SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt will be hosting a series of regional

Town Hall Meetings across the Commonwealth to gather feedback from Kentuckians on a new accountability system

that has been under development for the past year.

WCMS Dance Team competed in state competition on February 18th at Frankfort Convention Center Dance Team competing

WCMS's 15 member dance team placed 4th in Jazz and 9th 9th on Hip Hop at the Kentucky Dance Coaches Organization. They are coached by Lindsey Aguilar

Wayne County student chosen to perform at Boys Basketball Sweet Sixteen Jessie Allison

Congratulations to Wayne County student Jessie Allison for being chosen to perform to National Anthem at the Boys Sweet 16 on Friday, March 17.

Biometric checks for Wayne County School District staff scheduled for March Biometric checks for Wayne County School District staff scheduled for March

The biometric check is a blood screening and biometric assessment that measures body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, blood glucose (sugar), and total cholesterol.

WCHS Winterguard performs at Tri-State Marching Arts Competition held at Bryan Station High School Winter Guard performs

The Winter Guard received 5th place in Scholastic Regional A. Their show entitled "Stained Glass" is beautifully choreographed.The next competition for WCHS Winter Guard is Saturday, March 11 at John Hardin High School.

It's time to consider nominating Wayne County School staff for Go Cards Award Go Cards MVP's

The deadline for receiving nominations is by the end of the day on June 1, 2017. A committee will be reviewing all the nominees and determine the school level winners and the districtwide recipient.

Wayne County students expand knowledge through travel trips across the globe Group in Washington DC

Wayne County students are being given more opportunities for greatness with the expansion of travel opportunities offered through the Wayne County School System’s Gifted and Talented Program. Travel Study tours are educational and fun for students. They allow students to experience learning about global culture in an interactive and immersive way.

Lady Cardinals defeated Somerset 70-51 in First Round of 12th Region All District winners Ashtyn Bell, Taylor Bell, and Hannah Jackson

A balanced scoring attack from Meg Burchett, Taylor Bell and Macie Blevins helped the Lady Cards make a decisive victory. On Friday night, March 3rd at 8:00 p.m. the Lady Cards will participate in the Semi-Regional round with Lincoln County. Go Lady Cards!

Enjoy dinner and a show at the next Center Stage performance of Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park” on March 16 at The Center for Rural Development Lake Cumberland Performing Arts, in partnership with The Center for Rural Development, presents Neil Simon’s romantic comedy, “Barefoot in the Park,” on Thursday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. at The Center in Somerset.

A catered dinner and a Broadway-style show combine to create one spectacular night of entertainment on Thursday, March 16, at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.  

Wayne County Student Makes Healthy Kids Clinic Half-Court Shot Wayne County Student Makes Healthy Kids Clinic Half-Court Shot

On Tuesday, February 14 at the Wayne County vs Boyle County boys varsity game, Justin Curry, a Wayne County 7th

grader and middle school basketball player hit a shot from half court during a Healthy Kids Clinic (HKC) promotion. At

halftime, Justin made his way to the half-court line and made the shot of a lifetime to win $1,000.

"I said no, but someone signed my name," Curry said. "I really didn't care if I made it or not. Went in... I got the  I got the thousand. If I didn't... that's fine."

PRUITT ISSUES STATE OF P-12 PUBLIC EDUCATION REPORT Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – Kentucky must do more to ensure all students receive the same educational opportunities and access to rigorous coursework, Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt said during his State of Education news conference yesterday.

February Board of Education meeting recognizes High School Academic Team Team Photo

Wayne County Schools Governor’s Cup Academic Team Competition is currently underway. This is a good year for all three levels (elementary, middle and high school). All of the teams have participated in league play with neighboring school districts this fall. The final phase of competition is during the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition Governor’s Cup meets which are held separately for each level.

Congratulations to both Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball Teams with wins in first round of District Tournament court shot

Come out and support the Lady Cards Thursday, February 23 when they face Southwestern at 7 p.m. In addition, cheer for the Boys team Friday, February 24 against Southwestern for District Championship. The girls won 69-51 and the boys won 69-56 on Monday night at the start of the tournament action.

Wayne County High School Wrestler Cagen Wallace wins state title Cagen Wallace

The Wayne County Wrestling team traveled to Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park on February 17 and 18 for the KHSAA State Tournament. The Mat Cards finished the state tournament with their 10th state champion in the wrestling programs history. Cagen Wallace 113 lb. weight class won his first state title and finished 57-0 on the season. The team also had two other state placers. 220 lb. Jonathan Gregory placed 8th, and 275 lb. Christian Denney placed 5th. 126 lb. Jacob Dodd and 138 lb. LD Criswell both lost in the blood round of the touranment and fell one match short of the top eight. Wayne County as a team palced 9th overall in the State Tournament.

Coach Danny Upchurch featured in Progress Edition of Outlook 1

 Thirty-five years ago, Danny Upchurch thought he could build a successful wrestling program at Wayne County High School.

    With a few students who had expressed an interest in the sport—which was relatively unknown in any high schools in this area at the time— Upchurch took the idea to then-Superintendent Clarence Bates.

FFA members attended the National Farm Machinery Show Febuary 15th Trevor Kennedy

FFA members attended the National Farm Machinery Show. The show included 850 exhibitors that covered 1.2 million square feet of floor space. The National Farm Machinery show is the largest indoor farm show in America.

Congratulations to the High School All-District band members All-District Concert Band

Congratulations to the following students for being selected to the Lake Cumberland Music Educators Association All-District clinic! This clinic was held Friday Feb. 3rd and all day Saturday Feb. 4th with a concert on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. at the Somerset High School.

Stay current with school menus using Mealviewer cell phone app Stay current with school menus using Mealviewer cell phone app

The new menu tool has several features including nutritional and allergen information. You can access this on your desktop by using the following direct link: http://schools.mealviewer.com/search/wayne%20county.

At the bottom of the screen, you will find "switch to mobile" and this will allow other features such as rating the foods and selecting your favorite menus. If you desire, you can download MEalviewer from your cell phone by accessing from your app store. Just enter the zip code and you should find the school.

Even though we're moving into the digital age, a hardcopy can still be provided as needed. Just alert your food service manager of this need. If you have any questions, contact the Nutrition Services office at 606-340-8684.

Wayne County High School Archery Team places third at NASP Regional Tournament held at Lincoln County WCHS Archery Team places third

The WCHS Archery Team finished third at the February 10-11th NASP Regional Tournament. Individual male medal winners at the high school level were Taylor Bell (second place) and Elliott Cross (fourth place). The high school will compete on March 18th at the KHSAA competition at West Jessamine. The elementary and high school teams have qualified for state which is scheduled for Mar 3--April 1 in Louisville at the Kentucky State Fair Grounds in the South Wing. 

WCMS places fourth in Future Problem Solving at Regional Governor's Cup Academic Team, along with a first place finish in Social Studies John David Rains

The FPS team and John David Rains in Social Studies will be competing at state in March, after their performance at Region. Congratulations to the Middle School Academic Team standouts.

KPREP testing will be here before you know it, so WCMS is already gearing up for the event Students put the stars on the wall

Students at WCMS helped recognize their peers in 6, 7, and 8th grade who most recently scored proficient or distinguished with stars posted in the main hallway. KPREP testing will start April 24th at Wayne County Schools.

Congrats to Mat Cards 2017 Region 7 Runner-Up The Wrestling Team

The Wayne County Wrestling Team competed in the Region 7 Tournament  February 10th and  11th at Henry Clay High School in Lexington, Kentucky. The Region consisted of 14 teams which included: Madison Central, Madison Southern, Henry Clay, Bryan Station, Dunbar, Tates Creek, Lafayette, Danville, Boyle County, East Jessamine, West Jessamine, McCreary Central, Whitley County and Wayne County. The team finished runner-up and advanced 9 wrestlers to the state tournament!

Check out the #loveKYschools page for KEDC and see local success stories like Colton Morrow's nomination for the Congress of Future Medical Leaders Colton Morrow attends the Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Everything from The Lion King musical to Project Launch to graduate Morgan Sexton's selection as a Begley Scholar to Wayne County Schools making headlines in public education can be found at the state education support group Facebook page.

WC Archery Team competed at Boyle County High School on Friday, February 3 Brayleigh Butcher with her trophy

Brayleigh Butcher won First Place in the Elementary Female Division. She has either won or placed in the four tournaments the team has participated in this year. Elliott Cross placed fourth in the High School Male Division. He made the highest score on the team with 288 points, followed by Taylor Bell with 284 points.

Seniors honored at wrestling meet held February 1 Coach Upchurch and his team

The Wayne County Wrestling team hosted Whitley County on Wednesday February 1 for senior night at the Rodney Woods Gymnasium.  The Mat Cards improved to 39 - 5 with the 78 - 6 win.  Seniors Jacob Dodd, JD Criswell, Jose Miguel and Max Albrecht and their parents were honored.

Five ways to celebrate Kentucky Heart Month and National wear Red Day on Friday the 3rd at Wayne County Schools #gored

February is Kentucky Heart Month! Let’s build awareness around the healthy behaviors we can all engage in to prevent heart disease and connect people with the community resources to help. Our colleagues in the Kentucky Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program are inviting everyone to celebrate National Wear Red Day on February 3, 2017 by wearing something red to show your support for women with heart disease and stroke.

Congrats to Archery Team on overall first place win at Burnside Meet on January 28th 1

Wayne County High School Archery Team won first place overall with 3,347 hard earned points at the recent meet. In addition, Wayne County had several individual winners recognized in different categories at elementary, middle and high school levels. Wayne County was amongst 18 schools competing in the tournament.   

Wayne County Mat Cards named Runner Ups in small school state Dual Championships at Lindsey Wilson College WCHS Wrestling Team named Runner-Up

The Wayne County Wrestling Team will be in action at home on Wednesday night February 1, when they host Whitley County for Senior night. The Wayne County Middle School will also wrestly Whitley County. Start Time in 7:00 pm at the Rodney Woods Gymnasium.

Six WCMS wrestlers qualify for State 1

The WCMS Wrestling Team finished fifth with six members qualifying for the state tournament. Congrats to the indivdual placements of which: Devin Sander placed second, Colin Tucker third, Matthew Dunagan third, Kurtis Karr third, William Beckley fourth, and Ryan Jankue fourth. These six will wrestle in Louisville at Broadbent Arena on February 4th for the State Championship.

The Wayne County Middle School hosted a Parent Teacher Conference on Jan 26 Mrs. Huckaby and Walline Stradtman

There were 130 parents and 134 students who attended to discuss progress on grades. Families received information about change to seventh period, which included information on Learning Labs, Electives, and Honor Classes.

Vitality checks (Living Will Promise) will be completed this year by the Lake Cumberland District Health Department Vitality checks (Living Will Promise) will be completed this year by the Lake Cumberland District Health Department

Wayne County School Employees may see their school nurse to sign-up if they plan on participating. Sign-up sheets will be located in the work room at the bus garage for bus drivers and monitors.

Fourth FAFSA workshop held on January 19 in WCHS Media Center scholarship applications

The final FAFSA workshop was recently held at Wayne County High School. Students were given assistance in completing the federal financial aid document and the opportunity to meet with Somerset Community College Financial Aid/Scholarship Coordinator J.R. Thompson. Thompson took the time to discuss applying for scholarships and the benefits of attending Somerset Community College.

WCMS Academic Team advances to Region WCMS Academic Team

WCMS Academic Team placed third overall at District Governor's Cup in Russell County on January 21. Future Problem Solving Team did an outstanding job placing first at district.

Parent Teacher Conferences to be held at WCMS Parent Teacher Conferences to be held at WCMS

Wayne County Middle School is having a Parent Teacher Conference on January 26 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.. The other schools have released their upcoming Parent Teacher Conference dates.

American Heart Association's Go Red for Women upcoming red

Go Red for Women Day is quickly approaching. On February 3rd, everyone is encouraged to wear red in support of women's heart health.

KYWCA Small School 2017 State Dual Wrestling Bracket Matcard

The Wayne County Cardinal Wrestling Team will be in action on Satuday, January 28, at Lindsey Wilson College. The Mat Cardinals will wrestle Harrison County at 10:00 am eastern time in the first round of the 2017 KYWCA State Duals.

Wayne County students learn to use a 3D printer to create objects The program copies Keeton's features

Wayne County High School Art Teacher Tim Withers taught an exciting lesson on using a new 3D printer, courtesy of the GEAR UP program. Recently, the class got the opportunity to use it to make a model of a bust of a person for the first time. They had been practicing making plastic miniature creations that they could use in manufacturing product. Wayne County Middle School has also recently obtained a 3D printer and will be using it in the 21st Century After School program and during the school day.

WCHS Lady Card Basketball Team defeats Knox Central Panthers 78-62 WCHS Lady Card Basketball Team defeats Knox Central Panthers 78-62

The Lady Cards demonstrated balanced scoring through out the game on January 20th. Guards Taylor Bell, Ashtyn Bell, and Macey Blevins all finished the game in double figures. The team made six turnovers during the game.

WCMS Yearbook pre-orders available yearbook icon

Wayne County Middle School is taking pre-paid orders for their yearbooks. February 28th is the last day to order. Only a limited number of extras will be ordered and once they are gone there will be no more. Contact Angela Stinson at the Wayne County Middle School at 348-6691 for more infromation.

Lady Cards defeat Pulaski Maroons Garrison Flag

The Lady Cards played an exciting game on Thursday, Jan 19th. They won 51-47 and the JV Team won 29-25! Come out and support the Lady Cards on Friday, January 20 at 7:30 pm when they play Knox County!

Boys Varsity Basketball team plays Rockcastle County on January 16 Boys Varsity Basketball team plays Rockcastle County on January 16

Retro Night was celebrated with athletes dressed in Bovine uniforms. The Wayne County Middle School cheerleaders performed, as well as the varsity dance team, and varsity cheerleaders.

Student Instruction, nutrition, and wellness discussed at Wayne County Board of Education meeting Student Instruction, nutrition, and wellness discussed at Wayne County Board of Education meeting

The Wayne County Board of Education discussed a variety of programs and policies that will

especially benefit students on the Wayne County Schools campus during their monthly meeting on January 12. Several Monticello Elementary students from The Lion King Kids production shared a few scenes from their show.

Mat Cards win Sectional 4 Duals and qualify for State Duals Wayne County Wrestling Team

Congratulations to the Wayne County Wrestling Team who won the  Sectional 4 Dual tournament on Saturday January 14 at McCreary Central, to qualify for the State Duals.

CALL FOR FILMS: SOMERSET COMMUNITY COLLEGE THEATRE DIRECTOR REVIEWING SUBMISSIONS FOR UPCOMING FILM FESTIVAL  Somerset Community College (SCC) Theatre & Film is now accepting submissions to the ninth annual Autumn Shorts Film Festival. Films should be less than fifteen minutes in length.

Somerset, Ky. – Somerset Community College (SCC) Theatre & Film is now accepting submissions to the ninth annual Autumn Shorts Film Festival. Films should be less than fifteen minutes in length.

Staff Training is ongoing at Wayne County Schools Middle School training opportunity

Just because you have completed a grade level, received a diploma, earned a degree or updated a certification – there is always more to be learned daily on the Wayne County School campus. So, fortunately learning never stops and there are always a variety of educational means being offered to move forward on an individual basis, no matter what your station in life.

Wayne County School District board of education members saluted this month School Board Attorney Gordon Germain administers the oath of office to incoming board members Donna Blevins, Melissa Upchurch, and Larry Muse. Whitney Smith and Nancy Duncan are already serving terms on the board.

Across the state this month, local school board members, including those in the Wayne County school district, will be saluted by their administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members during Kentucky’s observation of School Board Recognition Month.

Retired educator donates book to WCMS library Author Joe Gibson donates his book to the library at Wayne County Middle School. The recently published book was accepted by Wayne County Middle School Librarian Sharon Hill.

Retired teacher Joe Gibson recently dropped by the Wayne County Middle School to share a self-help book he wrote to place on the shelves of the school library. He donated the Multiple Sclerosis Wars 116-page book in hopes that it might help a reader who is struggling with an illness.

Wayne County Board of Ed approves annual school nutrition report card Lunch Meal

A public hearing was held prior to the board meeting so that the public could offer input into the report. The report card provides information and data regarding everything from the district's physical activity environment to the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) to the farm to school program.

Congratulations to WCHS Basketball Alumni Hall of Fame recipients Congratulations to WCHS Basketball Alumni Hall of Fame recipients

The Basketball Hall of Fame was held on Saturday, December 10th. The event is sponsored by Monticello Banking Company in association with the Cardinal Club. There were 7 inductees who were recognized at the Hall of Fame event that is held every two years.

Wayne County Wrestling Hosts annual Border Wars Tournament Mat Cards Team

The annual event was held on December 27th at the Rodney Woods Gymnasium. The Mat Cards improved to 21-2 on the season.

Mat Cards compete at Meade County Tsunami Duals The Mat Cards

The Mat Cards finished runner up in the two day 12 team dual tournament at Meade County on Tuesday, December 20th and Wednesday, the 21st.

Wayne County Schools Cardinal Football program highlighted during recent board of education meeting Congratulations to the Cardinal Football program

The Wayne County High School 78-member Cardinal Football program was honored for their outstanding season at the Wayne County Board of Education monthly meeting on Monday, December 19th. The senior class was honored for experiencing the most wins (41 wins) of any senior class in the school’s history, during their high school career.

Middle School Wrestling Team wins the championship at Anderson County Mustang Duals Wrestling Team

The middle school team wrestled at The Anderson County Mustang Duals on Saturday December 17th. They were 7 and 0 on the day winning the championship. They defeated the #1 ranked Larue County 58 to 27. They are now 17 and 1 this season. Go Cards!

Planning session for free life skills classes held at the Wayne County Extension Office Extension Office staff, ESL staff, and WCHS FCCLA students

Wayne County High School students attended the session on December 8 to prepare for the free life skills classes to be held next year. The first will be on January 12, and the next will be on February 9. A meal and child care will be provided. For more information, contact the Extension Office at 348-8453 or Brian Ford at 348-8484 or Freya Munsee at 348-4251.

21st Century After School Drama students get the chance to perform on stage at Wayne Theater A Wolfe's Tale Cast

A lively cast of middle school drama students did a wonderful job bringing to life a play called -  A Wolf’s Tale, written by Chris Perkins, at the downtown Wayne Theater on December 13th.

Somerset Community College chosen as site for Lake Cumberland Slaves Memorial Somerset Community College chosen as site for Lake Cumberland Slaves Memorial

Somerset, Ky. – Somerset Community College (SCC) has been chosen as the site for a new memorial designed to honor the many unmarked slave graves throughout Pulaski and surrounding counties. The memorial, called the Lake Cumberland Slaves Memorial, came about after a group of concerned citizens brought attention to unmarked slave graves. A non-profit grass roots organization, the Lake Cumberland Slaves Memorial (LCSM) Board, was then created to bring dignity and respect to the final resting place for enslaved Americans in the region.

Eighth graders may apply for Rogers Explorers program Eighth graders may apply for Rogers Explorers program

Eighth graders may now apply for the Rogers Explorers academic program. To be eligible to apply for the Rogers Explorers program, students must have a strong interest in developing skills in leadership, technology, math, science, and community service, and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4 point scale).

Wayne County Band presented "A Christmas Celebration" Percussion player

The Wayne County Sixth Grade Band, Seventh Grade Band, Fun Drum, Eighth Grade and High School Combined Band entertained a packed house with holiday music on December 8th following a very busy marching band, parade, pep, and performance schedule.  

Wayne County School students perform in three different play productions Wayne County School students perform in three different play productions

Art-education is alive and well on the Wayne County School campus thanks to some very enthusiastic educators willing to put forth extra efforts for kids. Local students are excited to get a chance to test their acting skills during several play productions underway this week.

Congratulations to the WCMS Wrestling Team for performance at Boyle County Big Brother Duals WCMS Wrestling Team

The Middle School Wrestling team wrestled at the Boyle County Big Brother Duals on Saturday, December 10.  They won 4 and lost 1 finishing 3rd.  They are now 10 and 1 on the season and will wrestle in the Mustang Duals in Anderson County on Saturday, December 17th.

Mat Cards Runner up at Eagle Challenge in Seymour Tennessee wrestling team

     The Wayne County Wrestling team traveled to Seymour High School on December 10 to compete in the Eagle Challenge. The tournament featured four pools of teams, with winners of each pool advancing to the semi final round. Wayne County defeated Powell, Heritage, and Red Bank to advance to the semifinal round against Greenville Wayne County defeated Greenville 48 - 28 to advance onto the finals. The Mat Cards lost 42 -30 to no. 6 Knoxville Halls. The following are dual meet scores and individual winners in each dual.

KY School Nutrition Association features Wayne County Schools in the Fall 2016 "The Challenger" Newsletter Veggie

The Challenger highlighted the school's success thanks to the hard work of our nutrition staff.

WC Students participate in Monticello Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade FFA Float

WCHS Band, Dance Team, JROTC, and many more organizations built floats to ride on and be a part of the annual event.

Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea offers state employee discount All state employees an enjoy a 20% discount on gifts purchased December 5 - December 15.

All state employees an enjoy a 20% discount on gifts purchased December 5 - December 15.

Archery Teams make a good showing at Taylor County Shoot Out WCHS Archery Team

Archers from all three levels of Wayne County Schools performed well at the Taylor County Winter Shoot Out held Saturday, December 3. Several individual archers placed high, with Monticello Elementary archer Brayleigh Butcher making school history with a first place.

Mat Cards finish 5-0 at Luke Troxell Memorial Duals The Wayne County High School Mat Cards

The Wayne County Wrestling team opened their season on Saturday December 3, at home in the Luke Troxell Memorial Duals. The dual tournament is in memory of wrestler Luke Troxell, who passed away two years ago due to a car accident. He is the only five time state placer for the Mat Cardinals in the program’s history.

In addition, the Wayne County Middle School were named champions of the Scott County Duals.

UK Women's Basketball Coach Matthew Mitchell calls addition of Wayne County High School graduate Jessica Hardin a 'godsend' UK Women's Basketball Coach Matthew Mitchell calls addition of Wayne County High School graduate Jessica Hardin a 'godsend'

The following article on Wayne County School Lady Cardinal graduate Jessica Hardin appeared in the Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper on November 19, 2016, on the front page of the sports section. The article is being republished with permission from the Herald-Leader Reporter Jennifer Smith.

Wayne County Schools FCA and JROTC teamed up to serve 750 Thanksgiving dinners Thank you to all of this year's volunteers

Students and teachers worked together cooking a traditional Thanksgiving menu in the high school kitchen prior to the holiday on Wednesday, November 23. The annual event takes time, manpower, and organization to accomodate so may local folks in need. Special thanks to those that contributed to the event by working in the prep stages, donating food, and delivering the meals. Special thanks to the FCA sponsors and JROTC staff who coordinate the event each year.

Winterguard Clinics and Auditions will be available to Wayne County Middle School girls Winterguard Clinics and Auditions will be available to Wayne County Middle School girls

Clinics will be held on December 5,6, and 7 from 3:30 to 6:00. Auditions will be held on December 9 from 3:30 to 5:30. These events will be held in the high school auditorium. The positions are open to all sixth, seventh, and eighth grade girls.

Waynetonian Choir and WCHS Woodwind Ensemble perform together at Center for Rural Development Tree Lighting Waynetonian

Two Wayne County School District music programs collaborated to create a wonderful holiday evening at the Rural Center in Somerset on November 28th.

WCHS Football Program Honored at Pep Rally High School students enjoy the pep rally

WCHS Football Team featured along with highlights from the fall sports Golf, Soccer, Cross Country, Volleyball Teams and Band at the school pep rally on Nov 22. Special congratulations to the senior football players as they go out as the all time winningest class and 3 region championships!

Congrats to the Wayne County Boys Cross Country Team led by Zachary Tucker at KHSAA State Championship Zach Tucker gets an award

The boys team placed 8th and Zachary Tucker placed 8th individually with a time of 16:40:57 on Saturday, November 5.

WCMS Academic Team league play underway Wayne County Middle School versus Somerset Christian

On Nov. 10, the WCMS Academic Team hosted Somerset Christian in a close match.

Two Wayne County Golfers receive scholarships to Midway College Two scholarship recipients

          Two very deserving and talented student golfers recently accepted four-year partial academic/athletic scholarships to Midway College, a liberal arts college located between Lexington and Frankfort, where they can continue their passion for the game of golf, while obtaining their college education.

Wayne County Schools supports Veteran's Day parade Cadets stand at attention

Waynetonian Choir, WCHS Band, and JROTC participated in the parade which was held on Main Street and the ceremony held on Public Square.

WCMS Student Recognized by Kentucky Governor Lowry and Jones with Bevin

Governor Matt Bevin recently recognized the heroic efforts of a Wayne County School teen who saved the lives of his father and a Wayne County Deputy Sheriff during a near drowning incident that occurred in September on Lake Cumberland.

Tickets avaliable for students for Second Round of State Playoffs Go Cards!

Congratulations to Wayne County Cardinal Football Team on advancing in the state playoffs after defeating Taylor County 38-21 on Friday, November 4th. Good luck this Friday night (November 11th) when they face East Jessamine at 7:30 a.m. Students will be admitted free, but they will need a ticket. 'Free tickets' will be available from Ms. Karen Campbell at the WCHS front office. Tickets are for students only and will not be accepted if an adult tries to use them. 

Golf Banquet held at the conclusion of the season Group Photo

Wayne County Golf Team had an outstanding season of competition. They were named the 10th Region Boys Golf Champions for the first time in school history.

Wayne County JROTC and FCA host a charity event for Thanksgiving Wayne County JROTC and FCA host a charity event for Thanksgiving

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.

Good luck to the WCHS Cross Country runners competing at State Championship Zach Tucker named Regional Champion

The Wayne County High School Cross Country teams just completed the Region 5 meet with plenty of competition from numerous schools at their home course at Cave Lake. Hundreds and hundreds of spectators and fans traveled to the event on Saturday, October 29th.

Band places 10th Overall in State Class AAA The marching band

The Wayne County Marching Cardnals competed in the KMEA State Semi-final competition on Saturday, October 29th at Eastern High School in Louisville, KY. The Band finished their season 10th overall with a 78.8 overall schore in State Class AAA with their 2016 prodution of "Emerge". The band is under the direction of Andy Critz. Assistant Band DIrector Logan Butler and Colour Guard instructors Jessica Critz and Emily Adams. 2016 Drum Major is Natalie Humble.

Lights On After School Lights On After School

21st Century students and their families enjoyed the entertainment and activities at the special Star Wars themed event. The Waynetonian Choir performed and a Star Wars costume parade was held, followed by a Star Wars reception and demonstrations from various after school classes could be observed. 

Group Rates available with discounted pricing for Mill Springs Battlefield Association's Annual Ghostwalk: a Living History Event ghost

Step back in time and revisit the Civil War as Mill Springs Battlefield Association presents a living history event portraying scenes from the Battle of Mill Springs and life during the Civil War. Be guided by lantern light back through time on the “trail of history.”  

The Wayne County Gifted and Talented program is accepting donations of used athletic shoes shoes

The Wayne County Gifted & Talented program is collecting used athletic shoes as a fundraiser for their upcoming New York and Washington, D.C. Inauguration Educational Tour in January.

Wayne County Clubbing Cardinals finish 16th at State Tourney in Bowling Green golf

The Wayne County Golfing Cardinals recently wrapped up a record breaking season at the state tournament hosted at the Bowling Green Country Club, in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

6,400 toilet paper rolls collected in anti-drug drive toilet paper drive

Five local groups will be receiving the donations as a result of UNITE and DAAD with the help of Wayne County High School's Family Resource Youth Center's coordination of the event. Wayne County joined Rockcastle County in the service project which culminated at the UNITE football game when the two schools met. 

New Drug Education program being implemented at middle and high school level Officer Dodson lecturing on drugs

Student safety always comes first at Wayne County Schools, so a new drug prevention education opportunity for middle and high school students is a welcome opportunity that is already making an impression on students.

11th Annual Progressive Agriculture Farm Safety Day Safety Day

Wayne County Middle School 6th grade students benefitted from the 11th annual Progressive Farm Safety Day sponsored by Wayne County Conservation District.

Boys Cross Country Team finish second overall at recent Cave Lake Fall Classic WCHS Boys Cross Country runners

Congratulations to Zachary Tucker for placing first individually in the men's competition. Wayne County was represented at all three levels of competition.Support Cross Country this Saturday, October 29, as Wayne County hosts Region 5 Classic AA Championship at Cave Lake.

WCMS hosts second Parent Teacher Conference on October 20 WCMS hosts second Parent Teacher Conference on October 20

There were 270 parents and students that attended. They picked up their 2nd six weeks mid-term scores as well as the newly released K-PREP test scores from spring 2016, while conferencing with their teachers.

Wayne County places in top three at two levels in State High Attendance Day competiton attendance

Wayne County Schools placed in the top three at two levels in the Region 14 State High Attendance Contest recently. Each of the five local schools held special events or promotions in regard to the event that stresses the importance of attendance.

Wayne County Marching Cardinals qualified to participate in the KMEA State Quarterfinal Competition Band advances

Congratulations to the Wayne County High School Band on their performance at the Barren Coounty Marching Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 15th!

Commissioner proclaims Safe Schools Week Oct. 16-22 pruitt

Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt signs a proclamation declaring Oct. 16-22 as Safe Schools Week in Kentucky. Safe Schools Week is designed to raise public awareness and improve the safety of our schools by educating students, staff and community members about bullying prevention, conflict resolution and relationship building.

Senior band members honored at recent football game band

The band program has won numerous awards for the season. Thank you to the Seniors for their contributions.

Lights on After School special event to be held Tuesday, October 18 21st Century Logo

The 21st Century Program will host a series of events after school. Students will be able to enjoy fun Star Wars themed activities and parents can learn more about the program. Help the 21st Century Program and the force of learning be with you always.

Wayne County School District announces participation in afterschool meal services Veggies from the school garden

After school supper meals are available without charge to students at the following participating schools:
 

Wayne Co. Middle School /95 Champion Dr.  Monticello, KY 42633 (Mon. - Thurs.); 3:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. 

Bell Elementary, 278 Kenny Davis Blvd., Monticello, KY  42633 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday) 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. 

Walker Early Learning Center 1080 South Main St. Monticello, KY  42633 (Mon. & Thurs.); 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. 

Retired Food Service Employee Betty Rains shows off quilt she created from Wayne County School shirts Quilt

Guild member Betty Rains served the school system for 19 years in the Nutrition Services department and her full size quilt includes 30 blocks of schoool tops she wore while serving local students. Thanks for being Cardinal Proud with this lovely heirloom career quilt!

First Responders Appreciation Night was held October 14 when Wayne County defeated Russell County 59-30 First Responders Appreciation Night was held October 14 when Wayne County defeated Russell County 59-30

Local First Responders were highlighted during the football game Friday night. First Responders and their spouses were admitted free of charge to the game where they were honored before the game.

Wayne County Schools Health Services begin preparation for flu season shot

With flu season approaching the appropriate measures will be administered to prevent illness in the school system. Employees will begin receiving flu shots one week after the return from fall break.

Bus Evacuation will be held on Friday, October 7 Bus Evac

Wayne County Schools will be dismissing classes at 2:45 p.m. this Friday, October 7th, in order to conduct their second mandated bus evacuation drill.

Kentucky Safe Schools Week will be Oct. 16–22; Center for School Safety puts the focus of observation on stopping bullying no bullying

Kentucky schools, led by the Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS), will observe Oct. 16–22 as Safe Schools Week. This observance coincides with the national campaign. America’s Safe Schools Week is sponsored by the National School Safety Center.

Wayne County Middle School eighth graders enjoy The History of Wayne County and Kentucky course Wayne County Middle School eighth graders enjoy The History of Wayne County and Kentucky course

Several classes of Wayne County Middle School students who are treated to a very interesting elective course for eighth graders under the direction of teacher Mitchell Gregory, are currently in the midst of touring the local museum in downtown Monticello.

Last spring’s KPREP accountability scores released education

The Wayne County School District has received the 2015-16 Unbridled Learning Accountability data from last spring, which is currently being reviewed by the staff. The report showed Wayne County High School earning the best ranking amongst the local schools being named Proficient, while the elementary grades tested were pleased that they met their annual measurable objective goal.

WCMS Football fundraiser will be held at our local Pizza Hut pizza

The fundraiser will be held today at 4:30 p.m. 20% of all orders will be donated to the WCMS football team.

Congratulations on performance at Cumberland Falls Invitational abc

The Wayne Co. Marching Band traveled to Corbin High School to compete in the Cumberland Falls Invitational on October 1st and received Best Color Guard in Class AAA, Best Percussion Class AAA, and First Place Class AAA. 

Wayne County Middle School Golf Team Earns Runner-Up in Glasgow Regional Gehrig Sexton Captures Individual Title golf

The Wayne County Middle School Golf team posted a round of 177 and finished in second place Saturday, September 24 at the Glasgow Regional. Taylor County Middle School captured the team championship with a round of 170.

WCMS & WCHS FCA met at the pole on Jewell Field prior to start of school day WCMS & WCHS FCA met at the pole on Jewell Field prior to start of school day

Wayne County FCA middle school and high school students attended See You At The Pole on September 28th, along with community supporters. See You At The Pole is a world wide event held every year to pray for communities, families, friends, governments, nations, and the world.

Wayne County Golf Team wins Region abc

Congratulations to the Wayne County High School Golf Team for winning the school's first ever 10th Region golf championship yesterday at Eagle's Nest Country Club. The team shot a round 311, five strokes in front of Runner - Up Jackson County.

WCMS Lady Cardinals celebrate 8th grade night 2016 basketball

The WCMS Lady Cardinals celebrated 8th Grade night on September 22 during their last home game against McCreary County during the 2016 season. Eighth grade cheerleaders were also recognized.

Cross Country in midst of successful season at Wayne County Invitational abc

Team member Nicole Hesse placed 15 out of 70 other runners at the recent Wayne County Invitational at Cave Lake on September 24. Boys team runner Zach Tucker finished the race first out of 134 runners. Wayne County District Athletic Director Kevin Jones said, "He beat some of the toughest competitors in Class AAA and AA. We are extremely proud."

Congratulations to the WC Marching Band for performance at Pulaski County Invitational

 The band brought home numerous awards from the September 24th competition, which included at Prelims: Best Colorguard Class 3A, Best Colorguard Overall, Best Percussion Class 3A, Best Percussion Overall, 1st place Class 3A, Overall 1st place. After advancing to the finals competition, the band received Overall Grand Champion, Best Overall Colorguard, Best Overall Effect, and Percussion 3rd place Overall.

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Parents visited on the evening of September 12th to learn more about the Parent Portal, how to apply for GEMS/G2-TECS for 8th graders and "Grit and Academic Resilience" during a workshop. The next parent night for 21st Century, Gear Up, and Gifted and Talented will be October 17 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Everything from hands-on activities to the Gatton Academy and Craft Academy information meeting to  "The Value of Creativity"  will be on the agenda. Parents are encouraged to attend. 

"See You at the Pole"

The Wayne County High School FCA students invite everyone to their "See You at the Pole" event on September 28 at 7:45 a.m. This is an optional event, and the FCA students encourage those that would be interested in it to attend.

High school and middle school students enjoy homecoming pep rally High school and middle school students enjoy homecoming pep rally

Wayne County High Schoolers and Middle Schoolers were treated to a pep rally in the high school gym in honor of the week's homecoming events. Members of the football team spoke, the homecoming court was recognized, and Spirit Week winners were announced. The homecoming game will be held tonight, September 23, at 7:30.

Thanks to Wayne County Schools supporter McCreary County Hardwoods for gift to Imagination Library

Special thanks to Master Gardener Vannie Hatfield for contributing to the Imagination Library after learning about the program at a recent KY Proud dinner featuring veggies from the school graden.

Wayne County Middle School Students dressed as super heroes for High Attendance Day

A variety of attendance incentives are being offered to middle school students. Students enjoy dressing up on high attendance day and were also awarded gifts in hourly drawings on September 29th. Trophies are also being given to high attendance achievers in drawings periodically.

Informational Night for Senior Parents benefits students

Audrey Fowler Price, KHEAA Outreach Counselor, discussed the college application process, paying for college, how to apply for financial aid, and changes in financial aid with parents on the evening of September 19th. She also shared a helpful presentation with seniors during the school day after they attended the college fair answering their questions.The October 1st opening date for the 2017/2018 FAFSA is fast approaching! Dig out those FSA ID's and get your 2015 tax info handy so that you are ready to complete your FAFSA online come opening day. Also, students may still sign up online for the October 22nd ACT locally administered test, however, a late fee will be added. The next deadline for signing up for the ACT (without a late fee) is November 4th, in order to take the ACT at school on December 10th.  

Wayne County School Employees Get Fit, Strong, & Healthy!

Malcon & Peggy's Fitness Center is offering this special deal for all Wayne County School Employees!

Kirksey Captures Title at Eagle's Nest Invitational

Wayne County senior Corbin Kirksey fired an even par round of 71 last Saturday, September 17th  on his way to winning the 2016 Eagle’s Nest Invitational.

Wipe Out Drugs service project being held in school district

Operation Unite is hosting a toilet paper drive in the school system. Donations will be received at WCHS and will be used to benefit numerous treatment centers in the area. The deadline to donate is September 30.

Groundbreaking ceremony kicks off construction project Groundbreaking ceremony kicks off construction project

Wayne County School athletes will be benefitting from a new multi-purpose sports facility to practice in during inclement weather conditions in the near future, located near the baseball field adjacent to the school garden.

Upcoming event to support district Gifted and Talented

The Wayne County District Gifted and Talented will host a scrapmetal recycling drive to raise money for the activities the groups will participate in this school year. The fundraiser will be held on October 15 at the Wayne County Maintenance Garage.

High Attendance Day fast approaching on September 20th

Wayne County Schools are once again participating in High Attendance Day to promote the importance of being at school in order to learn. The state contest sponsored by the Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel has been in existence for the last eight years. Wayne County has been very well represented on High Attendance Day at region in all three levels – elementary, middle and high school.

Congratulations to Cardinal Football Team on home game win!

The Cardinals beat Bell County 41-15 on September 9. They will play Mercer County this Friday night, September 16 at Jewell Field. Go Cards!

Employees benefit from vitality checks Employees benefit from vitality checks

Lake Cumberland District Health Department is providing health screenings for employees of the Wayne County School District. The next screening will be held at Bell Elementary on September 22.

Parent Teacher Conferences Coming Up

Wayne County High School will have Parent Teacher Conferences on Tuesday, September 13th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. Wayne County Area Technology Center will also have Parent Teacher Conferences next Tuesday, September 13th from 3:30 – 6:00 pm.

Middle School kicks off first Parent Teacher Conference

   Parents learned about the middle school’s new Power Teaching Math program that is being implemented this school year. It is similar to the Reading Edge program started last school year that is a group and inquiry based program for students.

Girls Middle School Basketball Program Underway

The Wayne County Middle School Lady Cardinals have begun their 2016 basketball season. The 8th grade team started their season off by competing in the North Laurel Tip-Off Tournament where they finished third overall.

Cross Country looking forward to upcoming meet in Lexington

The Cross Country Team will compete in the Bluegrass Invitational on Satuday, September 10. The girls event will begin at 10:45 and the boys at 11:30. Good luck to all those competing! The team is coached by Kevin Jones.

Extension Service KY Proud Showcase Dinner features school garden veggies

Over 100 people attended the event after the school garden tour was held. Walker Early Learning Center Principal Angella Ballinger shared the Imagination Library program with the audience. An after dinner auction raised $847, plus an additional $836 in donations. Folks like teacher Micah Hicks provided artistic audtion items to support the cause.

The garden peas grown at Walker provided $31, bringing the overall total to $1,717. It cost $26 a year to sponser a local child so they can have books mailed to their home. The 'Reading Matters' campaign stresses the importance of putting books in the hands of children before they even start school and then continuing the habit throughout their public education.

Somerset Community College to celebrate Constitution Day with Kentucky's Secretary of State and Chief Justice

Somerset, Ky. (September 6, 2016) – Constitution Day, also known as Citizenship Day, will be celebrated

at Somerset Community College (SCC) with two guest speakers this year:  Kentucky Secretary of State

Alison Lundergan Grimes on September 14, 2016 and Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John D.

Minton, Jr. on September 19, 2016.  Both events will be held on the SCC Somerset Campus at 808

Monticello Street in Somerset and both are free and open to the public.

Parent Teacher Conferences Coming Up

The Wayne County Middle School will conduct their first Midterm Parent Teacher Conference on Thursday, September 8th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Wayne County Schools participating in First Annual Scarecrow Trail

It’s harvest time in Monticello! Three middle school teachers, who combined have logged 89 years of service to local students, are hosting the event.

WCMS has a new program during 7th period

There is a lot going on at the Wayne County Middle School on a daily basis. Thanks to a new program the staff is implementing, there are even more learning opportunities for students this school year.

FFA/Extension office host annual field day in school garden FFA/Extension office host annual field day in school garden

Visitors took advantage of the opportunity to tour the garden. A wagon pulled by a tractor took guests to each station manned by FFA members who offered explanations on harvesting the vegetables in their areas. A dinner was served afterwards at the Extension Office featuring the fresh produce. An auction raised about $1,300 for the Imagination Library thanks to those attending.

American Woodmark recently contributed to the WCMS wrestling program American Woodmark recently contributed to the WCMS wrestling program

American Woodmark Foundation board visited the school to bring the team a donation in support of their efforts which was very much appreciated!

Wayne County Transportation Mechanics keep bus fleet running smoothly with the help of technology

Behind the scenes at the bus garage, buses are worked on daily to maintain the safety of their passengers. Each bus undergoes a monthly inspection.

State mandated bus evacuations held recently State mandated bus evacuations held recently

There will be three more bus evacuation drills this school year to inspire student safety.

Students and volunteers recently harvested 4,128 ears of corn at the school garden

Family Consumer Science classes introduced to nutrition and wellness unit through practical experience silking corn in the school production kitchen. FFA/ Agriculture students take a lot of pride in harvesting the produce from the garden which feeds the entire student body in the school cafeterias.

Lady Cards Volleyball Team face Corbin tonight (Aug.29); gained experience at Bluegrass Invitational over weekend

The Varsity Teams' Record is 3-7 on the season; the young team went up against the best in Lexington and finished the tournament 1-5 gaining valuable experience.The program includes Freshmen, JV, and Varsity Team competitors at the meets.. On Tuesday, Aug. 30th, the Lady Cards face Clinton away.On Sept. 6th, the team faces Southwestern in their first district game of the season. GO CARDS!

Little League Football Program prepares youngest athletes for the future

Wayne County Schools offers an extensive afterschool football program that begins for Bell Elementary first and second graders. The Feeder program continues all the way through middle school before reaching the junior and varsity level.

Local community can support Wayne County Schools through Community Rewards Program

Sign up in August to benefit your student's school.

Best of luck to Cards this Friday night August 26 as they face North Laurel Football Team

The first home game was a scrimmage with Pulaski County, followed by a close overtime game with Bryan Station Defenders in the Roy Kidd Bowl at Madison Central. Wayne County Cardinals made front page of Sunday's Herald-Leader sports page.

Boys Soccer season underway

Congratulations to the Wayne County Boys Soccer team for defeating Clinton County on August 23rd with a score of 6-0! Stay tuned for their next home game against Whitley County on Thursday, September 1st.

Festivities in connection with Opening Day celebrate the Staff's many Contributions

Staff enjoyed a back to school reception held in their honor before attending the opening day meeting. The Wayne County High School JROTC Color Guard presented the flags and Superintendent Wayne Roberts addressed the crowd kicking the school year off. 

The 2016 Go Cards Award Winners

Eleven classified and certified staff members were recognized on opening day for the staff, recently. Extraordinary individuals who work in the Wayne County School System were recognized in fornt of their peers through a nomination process by colleagues, students, and or parents. One cerified and one classified member from each school and one classified person from the district staff were recognized with a $100 award from the Monticello Banking Company. Two MVP nominees - Randy Foster and Lindsey Aguilar - were recognized amongst the group with an additional $150 recognition, courtesy of Monticello Banking Company.

WCMS online library catalog helps students

Wayne County Middle School encourages students to use the online library catalog to help them with their literary and educational pursuits.

6th Grade Transitional Camp Welcomes students to WCMS

Thanks to the 21st Century Program for hosting this event, which was held August the 5th. New students met their teachers and familiarized themselves with the building with the help of 21st Century guides. Incoming students learned about everything from the gifted and talented program to their bus numbers/routes from the transportation department. 

21G² Parent Night getting ready to launch 21G² Parent Night getting ready to launch

All 21st Century, Gear-Up, and GT students and families are invited to monthly parent nights at Wayne County Middle School 5:30-7:00 p.m. The first meeting will be held on August 29.

Students will participate in bus evacuations during school hours

Wayne County Schools’ first state mandated bus evacuation drills will begin Wednesday (August 17) morning at Monticello Elementary. All students in third, fourth and fifth grades will be participating beginning at 9:00 a.m. during the school day.

Scavenger Hunt a hit at WCMS Scavenger Hunt a hit at WCMS

Teachers collaborated together working in groups to win a fun historical scavenger hunt prior to the beginning of school. Teacher Vincent Decker led a group to a first place finish. Teacher Leah Turner coordinated the clever event.

Wayne County Schools care about kids

Wayne County Schools got off to a great opening day for students in kindergarten through 12th grade on Wednesday, August 10th.

Class 101 offers ACT Score Improvement classes

Class 101 will be providing ACT prep courses at their Somerset location. The class is available to any student who wishes to improve their ACT score. The classes are offered each Monday afternoon, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm.

Golf team members compete in and win Woodson Bend tournament

Members of the Wayne County High School Golf Team competed in a golf tournament hosted at Woodson Bend Golf Resort and Campbellsville Country Club. The team claimed the championship title at Woodson Bend.

Nutrition Department previews the harvest in school garden after Nutrition Bootcamp Training Workshop

The school garden partnership with the local Extension Office has grown to four acres and is providing fresh produce to benefit the meals of each school. All employees participated in the Wayne County School Nutrition Bootcamp Training Workshop receiving 10 hours of professional continuing education in fulfillment of the annual requirements. Employees maintain professional standards, requirements in school nutrition.

Wayne County School administration hosts back to school training for teaching staff!

Staff members across the district prepared for the upcoming school year by hosting professional development sessions towards creating a safe and welcoming enviornment for students. The district presentations focused on "Keys to Student and Teacher Success" in order to promote quality instruction at Wayne County Schools.

 

WCMS to welcome incoming sixth graders with a transitional camp

Staff at Wayne County Middle School will host a transition camp Friday, August 5, from noon until 7 p.m. The camp will allow students to familiarize themselves with the building and get to know their teachers. The library will be open and the computer lab will have staff members available to teach parents about Parent Portal, which allows families to check their child's grade at home. Students and families are invited to attend anytime between the allotted hours. The camp is sponsored by the 21st Century Program.

Wayne County Schools welcome students back to campus

Wayne County Schools are preparing to kick off the 2016-17 school year for close to 3200 students in kindergarten through high school on the first full day of classes August 10th.

Representatives from each school were trained in CPR/First Aid

Kentucky Employees Mutual Insurance Company consultants shared information on CPR and emergency situations.

Wayne County students enjoy attending 21st Century Summer Camp

Wayne County Elementary and Middle School students had the privilege of attending the seventh local summer camp sponsored by the school district’s 21st Century program. They had an awesome time in the many thought provoking and interesting classes, hands-on activities, physical fitness training, and field trips that were tied to the book they read.

WCHS Orientation Open House benefits new students

The Wayne County High School orientation open house date is set for Monday, August 8th. New students and incoming freshmen will benefit the most from this event scheduled from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Student mentors will be on hand to accompany students who need directions to various locations inside the building, as they learn where their classes will be held.

21st Century Program receives special recognition at July District Board Meeting

Wayne County Schools 21st Century Coordinator Katherine Kidd shared highlights of the seventh local summer camp she directed which has continually proven to boost student learning.

Wayne County High School continues to expand college options through “Cardinal University”

The Wayne County Board of Education approved the “Cardinal University” initiative in a move to continue to customize each students’ high school education at their monthly meeting, July 14th.

Band students prepare for competition season with Summer Band Camp

The WCHS Marching Band prepared for the upcoming competition season by beginning to learn the music and formations of this years marching show.

Converge training offers informative update

Teachers participated in hands on workshops to move toward the digital world.

School clerical staff benefits from training

The Wayne County School District Clerical Staff recently had a training session at the local Area Technology Center. A variety of trainings and professional development are offered during the summer to teachers and staff members.

Retirement Reception 2015-2016 held to honor employees

A celebration was held for the Wayne County School District employees retiring after the 2015-2016 school year, prior to June's monthly board of education meeting. Each of the retirees were presented with a plaque for their years of service totaling 475 years to the students of Wayne County Schools and Monticello Independent.

Wayne County Middle School hosts Art Show

Wayne County Middle School ended their 2015-2016 school year with a bang as they hosted a spectacular art show. This gave local artists the opportunity to show off their work to students and teachers.

Delta Dental of Kentucky's Making Smiles Happen Program launches a Statewide Children's Oral Health Surveillance Initiative

The Making Smiles Happen Surveillance Initiative will screen the oral health of 6,000 students in Kentucky over an 18 month period.

WC Bass Bandits win Dude Wipes High School Open on Yatesville Lake

The Bass Bandits were the champions of the Dude Wipes High School Open fishing tournament. Students Tray and Bailey Hardwick won with a total weight of 13 pounds and 14 ounces and also won the big fish category with a 5 pound 8 ounce largemouth bass.

Annual Summer Reading Program to begin registration at Public Library

The Wayne County Public Library will be hosting a series of activities in their annual Summer Reading program. The program will boast several exciting activities this year where participants are eligible to win contests and prizes. Registration will begin on June 4th.

Free Meals provided to youth during summer

Check out the schedule and sites for the summer lunches. Look for the Lunchbox Express bus coming to these neighborhoods. Free meals for children 18 and younger.

LEAF Students attend 2016 WeDay event in Louisville

Wayne County Middle School LEAF students ventured up to Louisville to attend the WeDay Event centered on teaching students how to chase goals and walking for compassion. The LEAF program is part of Wayne County's Gifted and Talented program.

WC Bass Bandits place second in competition on May 7th at Halcom's Landing on Lake Cumberland

Wayne County students Bradley Dunagan and Tray Hardwick placed second with their 10 pound 11 ounce catch amongst 32 top qualifiers from across the state. The duo received a $1,000 scholarship.

Wayne County Middle School students have been named 2016 Rogers Explorers

Wayne County Middle School students Aubry Holt, Rachel Rains, Nicole Hesse, and Nicholas Shearer have been selected to attend The Center for Rural Development’s 2016 Rogers Explorers youth leadership program.

Nominate Wayne County School staff for Go Cards Award

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.

WCMS softball players honor their favorite teachers at the 2nd Annual Pay It Forward night

WCMS players invited their favorite teachers to escort them onto the field. The 8th graders played the 6-7th graders in a special match up on May 9.

WCHS students create texting and driving PSAs for Bluegrass Cellular

Local students created public service announcements in their English 2 class to discourage the practice of texting while driving. The commercials have been entered in a statewide contest and two created by WCHS students have been selected in the top three. Click on links included in the story to watch and vote for the videos. Voting deadline is Friday, May 20.

Special pre K-PREP event held to calm students' nerves and help them focus

The “We Got Skills” special event recently held at Wayne County Middle School looked like lots of fun as students raced back and forth between stations in the school gymnasium. But, besides calming some pre-test nerves at the ice-breaker event; underlying messages were planted in students’ minds that may have helped their performance on the K-PREP testing event that just concluded.

"We Got Skills" event helps WCMS students prepare for K-Prep testing

Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders sharpened some unique skills in a fun way at a pre-testing special event.

WCHS Band performs 2016 Spring Concert

The Wayne County Band performed their concluding spring concert for the school year on May 5. The middle and high school bands performed pieces rehearsed throughout their concert season. Specialized groups of student musicians also performed.

Father/daughter event at the Aspire Center

The Apire Center's "A Night in Paris" event is for girls in grades 3, 4, and 5. The event will be held on May 13 at 6:00 p.m.

Wayne County Schools celebrate National School Nurse Day

National School Nurse Day, May 11th, is a time to celebrate the specialty practice of school nursing. 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.

Education Commissioner recognizes teachers, calls on Kentuckians to share educator stories

Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt called on all Kentuckians to join him in recognizing and celebrating teachers who have impacted their lives as part of national Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6. 

Teacher Appreciation Events being held across district

Special thanks to all the Wayne County School District Teachers for your caring service to the student body. A variety of acknowledgements are being made thanking teachers this week. For example, the WCMS Cafeteria hosted a wonderful complimentary breakfast for teachers on Tuesday, May 3. They are also participating in National School Lunch Hero Day on Friday.    

WCMS Media Center Book Fair underway

Buy one get one free when purchasing books at the WCMS library.

LEAF (Leaders Engaged in Affecting the Future) students engage in local service projects as they develop their servant leadership skills

WCMS LEAF students worked at three different local facilities where they visited local citizens and learned how to give back to their community. They enjoyed serving folks at the House of Blessings, Hope Center, and Senior Citizens Center.

Board of Education learns about the LEAF Program

Wayne County Schools Gifted and Talented Coordinator/K-12 GT Resource Teacher Jennifer Chaplin, who currently serves as the president of the Kentucky Association of Gifted Education, shared one of the many successful GT programs offered to students in the district. She highlighted the LEAF (Leaders Engaged in Affecting the Future) program which is being offered for the second year at the April board of education meeting.

Students enjoy using Chrome Books to enhance learning opportunities... Middle School students have a blast playing Kahoot!

It is not unusual to see Wayne County eighth graders in Deva Jones’ Language Arts class working at such a fast pace answering questions appearing on the classroom Smart Board that it makes you a bit dizzy, just watching. But, they were having a great time playing an educational game on their Google Chrome Books called Kahoot! tied to skills they had recently learned in the classroom.

Wayne County Schools' summer feeding program participation deadline extended

 Summer break is almost here and it’s time to begin planning Wayne County Schools’ summer feeding program designed for youth.  The school nutrition services department extend this opportunity to become a partner with your school and community events or activities. 

Panama City Beach Bash re-cap for WCHS Bat Cards

Last week, the WCHS Bat cards traveled the long ride to Panama City where they competed in the Panama City Beach Bash at Arnold High School. While there they battled and defeated some very good teams with the likes of LaRue County, Bullitt Central, and Taylor County only falling to the host team, Arnold, giving them a very successful record of 3-1 on the week. The team wants to say thank you to all of those who made the trip possible.

Season underway for WCMS Volleyball

The Wayne County Middle School Volleyball season is off to a fast start and the school is competing with teams in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades.  The program has over 30 girls participating and the teams have a combined 16-5 record on the season.  The 8th grade has an impressive 7-0 mark on the season, while the 7th grade has a 4-3 mark, while the 6th grade continues to improve with a 5-2 mark, at the halfway point of the schedule.

Wayne Theater April events

We appreciate your interest in Monticello Banking Company's Historic Wayne Theater.
In furthering our efforts to help support our community, we are utilizing the Historic Wayne Theater for community events and fundraisers for local schools, civic groups and other organizations. All proceeds go to the group holding the fundraiser with the bank furnishing popcorn and beverages free of charge. We thank you for helping support our community and hope to see you soon!

WCMS students enjoy weekly Survivor Challenge activities

Congratulations to the sixth grade class on winning two of the last three weeks of Survivor Challenge at Wayne County Middle School. The class was rewarded with an ice cream social party and their other win resulted in watching a movie with a complimentary candy bar. The seventh grade class was rewarded with candy bars and a movie, as well, on the week they won.

Thanks to the many volunteers who shared professions with eighth grade class during WCMS Operation Preparation final events

Topics for the sessions included: Auto Mechanics/Carpentry, Welding/Machine Tool Technology, Health Science/Business Technology, Military/Law Enforcement, The Big Picture, Medical, Agriculture, Early Childhood Education, Banking, Engineering, Entrepenuership, Nursing/Dental, Out of the Box, Financial Aid/College Prep, and Cosmetology

Operation Preparation Speaker William Inman shares life’s lessons with eighth graders

Retired JROTC Senior Army Instructor William Inman delivered the Keynote address to the 8th grade class, along with several seniors and entertainment.

Districtwide Arts Showcase well attended Visual Arts

Student Musicians, vocalists, visual artists and dance enthusiasts shaped their talents at the recent event held in the WCHS Auditorium.

Cardinal Tennis Team wins Team Region Match against Pulaski County on March 29th

Boys will play Boyle County at home on April 14th to continue the Region Tournament. The girls (who have a record of 4-1) will travel to Berea on April 21st for the first round of regional play.

Operation Preparation at Wayne County Middle School

Operation Preparation, a state education initiative, is underway at Wayne County Middle School this week. The eighth grade class are participating in a variety of special activities to make them more aware of their future career goals and how to work towards them at Wayne County Schools.

Districtwide Arts Showcase well attended Musical Arts

Student Musicians, vocalists, visual artists and dance enthusiasts shaped their talents at the recent event held in the WCHS Auditorium.

Winter Guard and Percussion Ensemble compete at TriState Competition

The Winter activities of the WCHS Marching Band competed in competition over the weekend. The WCHS Winter Guard placed fifth in their class. The Percussion Ensemble finished third in their division. Leslie Daniels, Ben Duncan, Sarah Hill, and Te'koa Price made their final performances as seniors in the Wayne County Band Program.

Romeo and Juliet performance at WCMS

Kentucky Shakespeare’s professional actors performed a 90-minute production of the play Romeo & Juliet. This production emphasized on the language and the relationship between the actors and the audience. Our arts educators used the play to create a rapport with students to form a modern connection between themselves and the timeless play.

Congratulations to district Academic Teams on successful seasons

The Wayne County School Academic Team Governor’s Cup finalists were recognized during the March monthly board of education meeting at the conclusion of all three team’s seasons.

Wayne County Middle School launches new soccer program this spring

For the first time ever, Middle School boys and girls soccer season is beginning at Wayne County Schools. The boys are coached by Bradley Askins, the girls by Hallie Gillespie. So far there is considerable interest in the sport and the students are excited to have the opportunity to participate.

Wayne County Tennis sweeps McCreary Central in first match of the season

The Wayne County tennis season gets off to strong start with the boys and girls sweeping McCreary Central with team scores of 9-0 and 7-0, respectively. The team looks ahead to three more matches to be played this week.

Wayne County Band Winter Ensembles compete at John Hardin High School

The Wayne County Winter Perfromance Ensembles competed in Tri-State Marching Arts Competition over the weekend. The Wayne County Winter Guard received fifth place in class Scholastic A. The Indoor Percussion received first place in class Scholastic B category.

Wayne County Schools Arts Showcase to be held on March 24

The community is encouraged to attend a new cultural event on the Wayne County School campus. The Wayne County Schools Arts Showcase will be held Thursday, March 24th at 6:00 p.m. at the Wayne County High School. The event will showcase the many talented local students who excel in the arts and humanities field.

Local talent performs in Good Neighbors Theater Production of A Midsummer Night's Dream

WCHS Senior Te'koa Price, WC Schools Substitute Teacher Montana Daniels, Otter Creek Teacher Angela Sloan, local Extension Service Arts Agent Seth Hart, and former WC graduates Emily Decker and Nicholas Kidd were all a part of the cast for the production. Remaining performances are:

Friday, March 18th 7:00 pm CST

Saturday, March 19th 7:00 pm CST

Sunday, March 20th 2:00 pm CST

 

Children 3-12 $8.00 plus tax

Adult 12-Older $12.00 plus tax

Good Neighbors Theatre is located on Hwy 111 in Byrdstown, TN. You may purchase tickets at the door when you arrive. For further information, please phone 931-864-4569 or message Angela Sloan at absloan2000@gmail.com931-864-4569

Middle School Dance Team banquet held at First Christian Church

A banquet was held on Sunday, March 13th for the members of the middle school dance team and their families at First Christain Church. Coach Amanda Phillips spoke at the banquet, followed by the dance team members receiving awards for their accomplishments this year.

Wayne County recognized for meeting college- and career-readiness goal

Congratulations to Wayne CountySchools for being  among 111 public school districts statewide that delivered on a pledge made five years ago to improve the college- and career-readiness of its high school graduates by 2015.

Recent graduate Devin Morrow presented with academic award

Devin Morrow, a 2014 Wayne County High School graduate/wrestling athlete, was recently presented the Academic All Mid-South Conference Award. 

Thank you Cardinal Basketball Boys on a great season

Thanks for your competitive spirit and exciting games during the season. Congratulations on the season's achievements, including Trey Blevins and Corey Stearns who are respectively 2nd and 3rd in All-time Scoring at Wayne County. Appreciated our seniors -Trey Blevins, Corey Stearns, Nick Gillespie, and Daniel Coldiron - who will be missed next year. 

Getting more students to begin their day with breakfast improves academic performance

“Wake Up to School Breakfast” encourages Wayne County students to choose breakfast at school. Help celebrate National School Breakfast Week at Wayne County Schools by getting a nutritous meal in the cafeterias or grab n' go to start the school day.

Congratulations Boys Cardinal Basketball Team at District

The boys basketball team advanced to the first round of the regional tournament. The boys defeated the Southwestern Warriors in an exciting district tournament to become district champions. Go Cards!

Good Luck to the WCHS basketball team Thursday in Region

Thursday Night will be the opening round for our boys in the 12th Region Tournament. The boys will be facing the Rebels from Boyle County who knocked our boys off a year ago in the semi-finals. The game starts at 6:00 at the Pulaski County High School. The theme for the pep section will be camo night. Come out and support our boys in their road to the tourney.

High School Archery Team qualifies for NASP State Tournament

The WCHS Archery team will compete in state tournament on March 21. Elliot Cross qualified as an individual archer from Wayne County and will compete on March 26 in Midway, Kentucky. The team collectively shot a qualifying score of 3,272, ranking the team high enough to continue to state. Elliot Cross shot an individual score of 284 at NASP region, qualifying himself for individual state tournament.

WCMS student Cole Bell receives third place in Math Counts Competition and advances to state

Cole Bell received third place in qualifying competition for state. He is advancing as an individual to the State Math Counts Competition. He will compete at state on March 11-12 in Lexington.

WCMS and WCHS GT students participated in the UK E-Day event

The event was sponsored by the College of Engineering and offers over 150 STEM activities for K-12 students. Students explored many of the research and computer labs to see what University of Kentucky students do. There were demonstrations, exhibits, and contests hosted by UK students and Departments, government organizations, and industries.

Latest 4-H opportunities for students

Check out spring calendar regarding 4-H deadlines for camp, shooting sports, talent shows, speech/demonstration contest, and spring carnival.

Thank you Lady Cards for an enjoyable season!

The WCHS Lady Cards Basketball Team finished runner-up in the district after playing McCreary Central and Southwestern, which qualified them for regional play. They fought a competitive game with Pulaski but were defeated 70-64 on Monday night (Feb. 29) at Lincoln County, ending the 2015-16 season.

WCHS Agriculture Students celebrate national FFA week

Members of the WCHS FFA celebrated National FFA Week with several different days sponsored by the club. Days such as Tidy Truck Day and Official FFA Attire Day were among many other concepts used to promote the organization.Green Hand Celebration is an important event signigfying knowledge members have gained to recite the club's standards.

Senture is hiring

Come see for yourself why Senture is the People's Choice 2015 Best Place to Work.

Thank you to parents who attended Parent Teacher Conferences on Feb 23 at WCMS/WCHS

The next Parent Teacher Conference is at Monticello Elementary on Monday, February 29 from 4:00 to 7:00.

Congratulations to the 8th grade Boys Basketball Team for finishing 3rd in State

The Wayne County Middle School 8th Grade Basketball Team placed third overall at the 2016 KBA 8th Grade State Tournament on February 12-14. The local team faced tough competition amongst the 89 teams that participated in the prestigious tournament for middle school basketball.

WCMS student advances to state academic competition

Sixth grader John David Rains has advanced to the state Social Studies competition on March 19 after placing third at the regional level.

Ballet Magnificat "Hiding Place" Hope in the Midst of Suffering coming soon

For dance enthusiasts, don't miss an up upcoming ballet performance to be presented at the Center for Rural Development on Thursday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. They will be hosting the Internationally Acclaimed Christian Ballet Company portraying an incredible true story of Corrie Ten Boom as she fought back from the atrocities and found forgiveness in the midst of the Holocaust.

WCHS/WCMS Dance Teams place at state competition

Congratulations to the Wayne County High School Varsity Team for placing third in Hip Hop and 6th in Pom at the state competition held February 20 at the Convention Center in Frankfort. The competition continued on February 21 and the Middle School Dance Team placed 10th in Hip Hop and 13th in Pom.

Mat Cards finish fifth in small school sixteenth overall in state

The Wayne County Wrestling team traveled to All Tech Arena in Georgetown this past weekend on February 19 and 20th, to compete in the KHSAA state tournament.  The Mat Cards advanced nine wrestlers from the KHSAA Region 7 tournament the week before to the state tournament at Georgetown.

Boys and Girls Basketball District Tournament Bracket Announced

The girls play in the first round against McCreary Central on February 22nd at McCreary Central. The boys will play in district finals on February 26th at McCreary Central.

School Calendar amended due to excessive snow days

Due to the excessive number of school days recently missed at Wayne County Schools due to the snow, the calendar will be amended.

Community involvement helps build paths to success for Wayne County School students

The Wayne County community has a tradition of generously supporting the Wayne County School system. In fact, this valuable community engagement resource may hold the future key to unlocking each student’s future potential in the work force.

Former Wayne County Cheerleading Coach Joey Neal honored for 20 years of service

A reception was held to celebrate the contributions Neal made to Wayne County's Cheerleading program from 1989-2008 on Feburary 5th at the Turner Cafeteria. Cheerleaders from a variety of years attended the fun celebration.

Wrestling team competed at home on Feburary 4 honoring Senior Cameron Nevels

Senior night was exciting with elementary, middle and high school wrestlers competing on dual mats for the competition with Whitley County. The Cards beat Whitley 56-24 at the varsity level.The younger wrestlers enjoyed the opportunity to look up to the older wrestlers at the meet and compete at their level. The Mat Cards will compete at Region on Feb. 12th and 13th in Danville. State competition will be held at the Lexington Alltech Arena on Feb. 19th and 20th.

Wear Red Day Friday, Feb 5 to help raise awareness for heart healthy habits

The attached flyers provide helpful tips to become a better role model for our students.

Kentucky Governer's Office of Early Childhood Monthly Message

Parents, families and caregivers can help their children arrive at kindergarten ready to grow, ready to learn and ready to succeed by doing simple, every-day tasks and activities. The KYGOEC's Monthly Message series provides information and ideas on how to help children develop in their earliest years.

"Give Me a Reason" drug prevention initiative program provides free drug test kits

Kits are now available at the Youth Services Resource Centers at WCMS and WCHS.

Wayne County Dance Teams successful at Region

The High School Dance Team placed 1st in pom and first in hip hop. The Wayne County Middle School Dance Team placed first in pom and first in hip hop, and were also named grand champions. Congratulations Cards!

Pruitt releases K-12 Public Education Report

 The state of K-12 public education in Kentucky is strong according to Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt, though he did say there is room for improvement. Pruitt released The State of K-12 Public Education in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, a report that highlights statewide educational successes and challenges. With the report as a starting point, Pruitt called on Kentuckians to work together to improve education for all children.

Walk the Talk: Employee Wellness Newsletter for January 2016

As a new year begins, employees are encouraged to take the best possible care of their health. The Employee Wellness Newsletter provides insightful advice and tips towards achieving the healthiest year yet.

Good luck to WCMS/WCHS Dance Teams at 12th and 13th Region Dance Competition

The WCMS Dance Team will compete from 9-11:30 am on Sunday, January 31st at Somerset High School. The WCHS Varsity Dance Team will compete between 12 noon and 5:30 p.m. Both squads will compete in the Pom and Hip Hop division, as well as solo and duets.

WCHS Band Percussion Ensemble and Winter Guard prepare for Tristate Marching Arts Saturday, January 30

The student musicians have worked hard to bring their music together to be presented at Tristate Competition to be held at Pulaski County High School. The Winter Guard will also be competing with a specifically choreographed flag/dance routine that they have perfected.

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

Middle School Academic Team hosts Governor's Cup

Congratulations to Wayne County Middle School Academic Team for placing first overall. The Future Problem Solving Team advances to Regionals on February 13th in Monroe County, along with several students who placed in the individual categories.

State of K-12 Public Education in Kentucky news conference Jan. 21

Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt will present the 2016 State of K-12 Public Education in Kentucky during a news conference on Thursday, January 21 at 10 a.m. ET in the State Board Room on the first floor of the Capital Plaza Tower, 500 Mero St., Frankfort.

Historic Wayne Theater will be showing War Room on Thursday, January 21st

On January 21st, the Historic Wayne Theater will be showing the movie War Room at 6:00 pm. All donations will go the Wayne County Middle School Dance Team.

21st Century After School Programs recognized at monthly board of education meeting

During the state School Board Recognition Month, not only are board members being recognized by the Kentucky School Board Association, but Wayne County’s very own 21st Century Program showed their appreciation by sharing some of the cooking class favorite recipes and samples of freshly made cupcakes.

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.

Wayne County School board saluted this month

Throughout this month of January, administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members of the Wayne County school district are publicly thanking the system’s elected board of education members during Kentucky’s observation of School Board Recognition Month.

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.

Wayne County Middle School January 2016 Newsletter
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.

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.

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.

Congratulations to the Cards on winning 2015 Gold Division Smokey Mountain Championship

Cards won the classic with a 74-60 win over Calvary Christian on December 23, 2015. Wayne County appreciated a second winning championship after claiming victory in December 2013 with a win over Knoxville Carter. The Cards won over Lebanon (TN) 82-75, and Oxford (MS) 55-47 as they advanced to the championship. Senior Guard Trey Blevins scored a game high of 25 points with seven rebounds and six assists in the championship game.

WCMS students brighten the season with senior citizens

WCMS students make holiday crafts and hand out Christmas cards to residents at Golden Years Nursing Home

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.

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.  

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.

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!

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.

2016 Rogers Explorers Program application is now available to current 8th grade students

The 2016 Rogers Explorers Program application is now available to current 8th grade students in The Center’s 45 county service area of Southern and Eastern Kentucky. Although the deadline to submit applications is not until February 15, 2016, the center strongly encourages students to begin working on their applications as soon as possible.

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!