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Check out Wayne County School's Booth at Child Plus Fair Materials in goodie bags to be given to students

Wayne County Schools “Where Learning is Sweet” booth is sure to please the youngsters and
those that are young at heart at the upcoming Child Plus Fair on April 26. Look for the trail of candy
canes and cupcake seats for the kids.

Walker Students enjoyed handling and learning about baby chicks Students enjoy holding baby chicks

Preschool and kindergarten students enjoyed learning about baby chicks locally hatched at Cobb facilities. Special thanks to Hatchery Manager Scott Ballinger who brought baby chicks for the children to hold during classroom rotations.  

Staff, parents and students encouraged to nominate Wayne county School staff for Go Cards Award MVP

It is time to begin nominating 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.

Rock Your Socks on World Down Syndrome Day 3.21  Down Syndrome

Wayne County Schools will again participate in "Rock Your Socks" for World Down Syndrome Awareness Day this year on Thursday, March 21. To participate, simply wear "crazy" or mismatched socks

School District Report Card results for Previous School Year Now Available Kentucky Department of Education

Kentucky continues to offer tools to help parents understand and celebrate the performance of schools. Visit https://raisethebar.education.ky.gov for more information on the full suite of School Report Card tools available to help inform parents and communities. On the homepage, go to the left-hand column under Quick Links and scroll down to District Report Card to open up the profile reports for the district and each school.

Cardinal visits Schools for Breakfast during National School Breakfast Week Monticello Elementary students enjoyed seeing the Cardinal mascot

Students in every grade appreciate the Wayne County School Cardinal mascot! A variety of promotional activities were included during the March 4-8 celebration of the 30th anniversary of the National School Breakfast Week, including special appearances by the school mascot. 

Over 350 People Attend Super Hero Family Literacy Night at Walker Early Learning Center Superwoman and Bat Girl

It was a great night at Walker Early Learning Center with a free pizza dinner, followed by Reading Adventure sessions and games. Batman and Wonder Woman were on hand to greet the children at a photo booth. The extension service helped with yogurt sundaes in the classrooms, along with door prize and book giveaways. Special thanks to FBLA and college class volunteers who assisted the staff with the Super Heroe special event!

Dr Seuss celebrated during Read Across America campaign Winston

Reading is an important focus at Wayne County Schools, particularly in the elementary grades. The schools used Dr. Seuss week to promote reading through his famous rhyming books. Representatives from Monticello Elementary's Student Leadership Team read a Dr. Seuss book with Winston, the students' favorite reading therapy dog, which was videoed and played for the students in each of their classrooms. Elementary teachers and librarians went all out decorating for the occasion and having special activities in their classrooms.    

WCHS Intramural Flag Football League being launched Flag Football Logo

Football is back! Starting Tuesday, March 12th at 5 PM, a mini season of flag football will start up. There will be three boys’ games and one girls’ game that evening. There will be concessions, halftime entertainment, music, and some spectacular plays being made on Jewel Field! Admission is only $2 and absolutely everyone is invited to come join the fun. Come on down, grab a coke and some popcorn, and enjoy the game!

Preliminary Plans for Child Plus Fair Underway CHILD PLUS FAIR

Come join the folks at the Child Plus Fair on April 26th from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Wayne County High School Gym! Contact Angela Ballinger or Audra Branscum at Walker Early Learning Center at 348-4251 to reserve a booth.

Board of Education Members learn about Bell Elementary's advancements in Reading Mentors and Mentees

During the February monthly Board of Education meeting, improvements in student literacy was highlighted through Bell's reading intervention program, as well as the mentee/mentor reading program at Walker Early Learning Center. The board members got a first hand look at the techniques being used to improve literacy at early levels.  

The Imperative of Achievement Gap Closure in Kentucky Kentucky Department of Education Icon

Kentucky’s public school system is fundamentally different from the system of the 1980s. Kentucky has been noted for reforms leading to greater equity in school funding, increased performance accountability, and higher academic standards. Today, by most accounts, Kentucky now sits ahead of 15 or more states in academic performance.

WCHS TSA Shares Student-Written Children’s Book The team and the children

Wayne County’s Chapter of TSA created a children’s book, complete with hand-drawn illustrations and textile features, which they shared with Walker Early Learning Center’s students.

WCHS Wrestling Team Tenderloin Sale Wayne County High School Mat Cards

Wayne County High School Wrestling Boosters will be having a tenderloin sale on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019. 

Mat Cards Home Meet Honors Seniors and Features Elementary Wrestlers on second mat Mat Cards and Families

The Wayne County Wrestling team hosted Whitley County on Tuesday February 5 at the Rodney Woods Gymnasium for Senior Night. Wayne County defeated Whitley County 78-6.

Discovering your World... Child Plus Fair Coming Up Child Plus Fair

Families may register for Head Start, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Cardinal Kids Campus at the informative fair set for April 26 from 10:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Rodney Woods Gymnasium. All kinds of booths will be located there to entertain and inform young families. Don't miss the excellent selections of door prizes.

Thanks to Wayne County School Counselors for their many contributions to students Thanks to Wayne County School Counselors for their many contributions to students
Mat Cards improve overall record in Owensboro wrestling

The Wayne County Wrestiling team traveled to Owensboro on Saturday, February 2nd to compete in the Daviess County Duals. the Mat Cards will be back in action on Tuesday, February 5, when they host Whitley County for senior night at the Rodney Woods Gymnasium.

The District Coordinated School Health Council for Wayne County Schools recently met and established goals for the New Year Teacher Brian Jones, Nurse Patty Burton, and Teacher Lois Bradley

The council has been discussing tobacco free schools, the wellness policy, and nutrition and physical activity report. Lake Cumberland District Health Community Educator Shannon Beaty reported on recent state legislation activity concerning all schools being tobacco free by 2020-2021. School Nutritionist Kathryn Tucker shared her department's recent "I Got Milk" campaign at the schools. Monticello Elementary Teacher Brian Jones is conducting a weekly 'boot camp' exercise class for the staff. Most of the schools have walking programs after school to increase exercise. The council encourages a variety of healthy activities and wellness opportunities for students and staff.    

NTI Days Schedule for Wednesday and Thursday. CLASSES RESUME FRIDAY, FEB. 1 with buses traveling regular scheduled routes. Icon

Wayne County School classes have been cancelled Wednesday, Jan. 30 and
Thursday, Jan. 31, but students will be able to continue their studies on those days through Non-
Traditional Instruction, known as NTI days.Classes resume Friday, Feb. 1st.

Wayne County School District February Parent Teacher Conferences Scheduled Official WC Logo

With the second semester well underway, Wayne County Schools are preparing for the first parent-teacher conferences of 2019. 

Wayne County Kindergartners look forward to working with their Middle School mentors Logo

At first glance, it looked like some kind of ‘sit in’ down the kindergarten hallway at Walker Early
Learning Center, which is part of Wayne County Schools. However, those involved were certainly not
protesting.

Ag. Extension Specialist Teach Youngsters how to make Veggie Pizzas Nikki Prince's Afternoon Group Eli Webb and Ryder Dewitt

Wayne county Ag. Specialists brought fresh broccoli and cauliflower to teach them how to make veggie pizzas and brought them to Walker. The purpose was to encourage healthy eating habits starting at a young age.

District Nutrition and Physical Activity Report shared at Public forum and Board of Education Meeting Isabella Dautrich eating veggie pizza

Nutrition service employees focus on optimum health and nutrition for students. They participate in specialized training at the start of each school year, as well as updates. They also participate in promotional activities and education opportunities to help students learn proper nutrition habits. The 2018-19 Nutrition Report shares a wealth of information reflecting the complexities of operating five cafeterias that served 448,184 school lunches and 388,010 school breakfasts in the 2016-17 school year. 

Board Members sworn in at January Meeting (Left to Right) Whitney Smith and Jarrod Criswell swore to uphold their duties

As Kentucky observes School Board Recognition Month in January, Wayne County is joining in the celebration by expressing appreciation to their board members. During the January meeting the board members were recognized for their service and dedication. In addition, the consolidated district improvement plan was discussed, an architect from Alt 32 shared information about the interior plans for the new career center, the nutrition/activity annual report was shared, along with discussions on instruction and other business. 

Looking for all aged students who are interested in playing with Rubik's Cube WCHS students Ridge Turpin, Shawna Brown, Laurie Abbott assisting Pulaski County students at the workshop

The Wayne County GT Program is searching for K-12 students who are interested in the Rubik's Cube. This opportunity is open to all students. Please submit the online form for referrals by Friday, January 18. You may submit the online form here: https://goo.gl/forms/t7PitEULtFYvKDO62. For more information, please email Jennifer.chaplin@wayne.kyschools.us

Go365/Vitality Biometric Checks Available to Staff Logo

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

Migrant Family Christmas program held at Historic Wayne Theatre Migrant workers gathered gift boxes which were loaded for the annual holiday party

Over 100  people attended the annual holiday party. There are currently 80 children enrolled in the local migrant program. Special thanks to St. Peters Catholic Church for helping with the gifts, as well as Monticello Banking Company for the refreshments and Rudolph movie at the local theatre. A PAC meeting was held after the movie and gift giving so parents could receive educational information and offer input into the program.

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.

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!

Walker Early Learning Center hosts Board of Ed November Meeting Woman discussing matters involving the meeting

The Family Resource Center was highlighted during the meeting, while the Born Learning Academy was underway.  

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."

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.

Walker Family Literacy Night is Fun Camp out Kindergarten Hudson Nartker at the Community Telecom Service booth

Preschoolers and kindergartners enjoyed the special reading night with teachers and classmates. Parents picked up valuable reading tips to practice with their children. Special thanks to the community volunteers who visited with families and handed out information and candy to students. Family Resource Center coordinated a pizza dinner to start off the festivities. 

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.

Contribution made to Imagination Library Books 'tis the Season Gift Shop" Representative Katherine Kidd presented Walker Early Learning Principal Angela Ballinger with a check for the Imagination Library

The Scarecrow Trail, which is sponsored by 'Tis the Season Gift Shop', Women in Agriculture, and the Wayne County Extension Office presented Walker Early Learning Center Principal Angela Ballinger with a total of $233.80 for the Imagination Library. This will sponsor eight children for a year to receive Imagination Library books

Parents with the youngest children are invited to workshop at Walker Early Learning Center bornlearning academy

 The BornLearning Academy at Walker Early Learning Center will continue this Tuesday, November 13th for parents with young children not yet enrolled in school. Each session teaches valuable parenting strategies that will help prepare children for school.

Walker Trike-a-Thon Raises Money for St. Jude's Hospital St. Jude Children's Hospital Trike-a-Thon Fundraiser

Walker Early Learning Center raised: $2,859.49 and Online Donations: $560 for a grand total of: $3,419.49. Walker is super proud of their students and the parents support they have shown to St. Jude's Hospital. Kindergarten students participated in Trike-a-Thon during their P.E. time throughout the week of October 15th. Preschoolers participated on October 18th.

Walker Family Literacy Night Camp Read S'more

     Preschool and Kindergarten students and their families are invited to attend a special Family Literacy Fun Night at Walker Early Learning Center this Thursday, November 8 th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
     A pizza party will be held in the school cafeteria, followed by a hike to different Reading Adventure Sessions inside classrooms. Families will have an opportunity to visit with one another and participate in several fun Family Literacy activities. The event is sponsored by Title I, Family Resource and Youth Service Center and the Lake Cumberland Reading Council.

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).

Walker Safety Day Benefits Youngest Learners Safety Day

Wayne County Rescue Squad, EMTs, Monticello Fire Department, and law enforcement spent a big part of their day showing off their equipment and sharing safety tips to the youngest learners. 

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.

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”.

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.  

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.

Over 400 preschool and Kindergarten students at Walker Early Learning center received a pumpkin bertram and pumpkins

Almost an acre of pumpkins were picked in the school garden located next to Walker Early Learning Center. The local Extension Service and FFA Agriculture students from WCHS sponsored the event.

St. Jude Trike-a-thon to be held this month at Walker Early Learning Center The flyer for the event

Kindergarten will participate in St. Judes Event during P.E. allotted time the week of October 15-19th PreSchool will be doing St. Judes Even t on October 18th

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.

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.  

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.  

Walker Early Learning Center Students Enjoy Harvesting Veggies Emily Upchurch's class in garden

The youngest students are learning about the 4-acre school garden by picking grape tomatoes. The FFA/Agriculture students and local UK Extension Service work in the garden to produce food for the school cafeterias.

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. 

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. 

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.

Extension Service Teaches Young Learners about Broccoli and How to Plant Vegetables Students examining the plant.

The UK Agriculture Extension Office visited the young students to show them how to plant broccoli. They also taught the students basic needs for the broccoli and how to properly care for them.

Preschool and Kindergarten students enjoyed Grandparent Day At Walker Darrell Smith otherwise known as "Pap" with grandson Colton Dishman. Trey Lynch joins in on the fun.

Students enjoyed milk and cookies in the outdoor classroom where they welcomed their grandparents. They were anxious to show their grandparents the playground located behind the outdoor classroom.

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.

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Parents and guardians check out Born Learning Academy BornLearning

Please join us for the 2018 BornLearning Academy at Walker Early Learning Center. The academy is for parents with children age 0-4. This series of family workshops is open to parents of children not yet enrolled in school. In each of the six sessions, parents will learn a parenting strategy that will help prepare their child for school. At each ession, dinner is at 5:30pm, followed by workshops at 6:00pm and a door prize drawing at 7:00pm/

Preschool Begins….Plus Cardinal Kids Campus Wrap-Around Program and Child Care Center Preschool Wrap-Around Certified Teacher Andrea Williams with student John Dodd

Wayne County preschool classes began Monday, August 27th for both PM and AM shifts at Walker Early Learning Center. Youngsters were eased into their new routine with an orientation event and phase-in visit to help them comfortably enter school. The staff go all out to welcome families and create a wonderful and magical learning environment.

    

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.

Youngest Learners attend Preschool Orientation with their families Preschool parents discuss starting school for their child with the teacher

Wayne County preschoolers can take advantage of a wrap-around program for 3 and 4-year-olds that provides daycare services at Cardinal Kids Campus. The five-star rated child care program has been moved to a newer facility just behind Walker Early Learning Center where the children can take advantage of special opportunities connected to the school building. The young students receive enrichment studies with a certified teacher that reinforces their preschool lessons, so it is a wonderful opportunity for students to get a 'leg up' on learning.

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.

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. 

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.

 

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.

Kindergarten Orientation big success Eli Floyd

Incoming Kindergarteners got to explore their school building and their parents completed paperwork covering everything from perks made avaliable like; art, music, family resource center, health, transportation, and library.

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

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

Wayne County Board to add another Resource Officer great expectations

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

Wayne County 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.

Child Plus Fair introduces families to educational opportunities and community services Cara Gregory and her family explore the Child Plus Fair

Parents enrolled children in Head Start, preschool, and kindergarten during this informational fair. Children also had access to the Healthy Kids Clinic for school physicals and many won door prizes!

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).

Extension Service Helps Young Learners Harvest Pea Crop in Walker's Outdoor Classroom riflin through the peas

Kindergarten students learned to shell peas after pulling the pods from the plants they grew in raised beds.

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.

WCHS Technology Students Educate Walker Early Learning Center Students greg

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Preschoolers shine at End of Year Program Students appreciate their certificates at Preschool Awards

Walker Early Learning Center preschoolers were presented with awards at a musical program. Each color group was represented at both the morning and afternoon programs. The preschool program offers two sessions four days a week, as well as transportation and a wrap-around childcare enrichment program.

Kindergarten Awards Program fun for families Yvonne Morgan with students

After celebrating the academic strides they made this school year, each student received a packet with summer reading options so they can read on their independent level this summer.

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.

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.  

Preschool Field Day is Fun for Kids nichole koge

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

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

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

Open House for Fall Preschool welc mascot

Star-studded Open House for Fall Preschool to be held May 17th from 4-6 p.m.

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.

WELC Teacher Requests guidelines Walker Early Learning Center Cardinal

Teacher requests will be accepted at Walker Early Learning Center from April 30, 2018 – June 15, 2018 regarding preschool and kindergarten classes. In order to place a request for a teacher, all paperwork must be completed and turned into the front office.

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.

Monticello Elementary 21st Century Program presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr Beautty and the Beast Jr

       Get ready for wonderful entertainment by a cast of 39 local students presenting Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. The local version of the popular Broadway play will be held at the Monticello Elementary School gymnasium on May 1st and May 3rd at 6:00 p.m.

Bus Evacuation Drill set for Friday April 27th School Bus Evacuation Drill
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Coach Rodney Woods to be inducted into the National Hall of Fame Head Basketball Coach, Rodney Woods

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

2018 Child Plus Fair Takes Place on Friday April 27th Early Learning Center Logo

The Child Plus Fair will be held in the Rodney C. Woods Gymnasium. Upcoming preschool and kindergarten students may register for school.

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 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.

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.

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.  

 

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.

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.  

Young Children and Parents Visit Little Cardinal Academy Dale Gregory and teacher

Children played in a preschool room, getting used to school, while the parents were provided with enrollment information and what to expect once thier children are attending preschool and kindergarten.

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 Elementary Wrestlers Place 4th at the State Tournament Monticello Elementary Wrestlers

On Saturday March 3rd the Wayne County Elementary Little Mat Cards traveled to Paintsville KY for the Kentucky State Wrestling Tournament hosted by Johnson Central Wrestling Boosters. The team placed 4th overall. Huge congratulations to those wrestlers! Go Cards!

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.

Wayne County's Youngest Learners are Making Remarkable Progress in the Middle of their Kindergarten Year at Walker Early Learning Center teachers working together

The teachers at Walker have a passion for teaching their students to read at their early age.

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?

Community Boosts Literacy Efforts at Walker Early Learning Center group reading

Cuddling up with a group of young children reading stories that appeal to them is quite a privilege for adults. That was just the case, when volunteers were more than willing to share books with preschool and kindergarten aged children during the Read Across America campaign.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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'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. 

 

 

 

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.

County Judge Executive Visits Good News Club group photo with anderson

In their last meeting the after school Good News Club was visited by the County Judge Executive, Mike Anderson. He brought Bibles to give to them that had been donated by the Gideons.

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."

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.

Walker Early Learning Center Receives Grant to put on Two Day Reading Event presenting grant

The Kentucky Education Association Read Across America campaign recently approved a grant of $400 for the Middle Cumberland Education Association which will be used to put on a two day reading event at Walker Early Learning Center this March. The Middle Cumberland Education Association-Retired, the Monticello Women's Club, and Walker Early Learning Center are partnering together to provide two days of educational activities for all 420 preschoolers and kindergartners. They will help provide guest readersSome of the readers may even come in costume to promote the theme of the books being read. The clubs participating contain 21 KEA-retired members who are very interested in improving literacy. The children will also be receiving books to take home and share, inside a Dr. Suess tote bag along with other helpful school items such as bookmarks, erasers, and notepads to celebrate the event.    

Teachers have a heart for the Imagination Library Walker Early Learning Center

Walker Early Learning Center Teachers raise money for 12 children to have one book a month come in the mail though the Imagination Library around Christmas Time 2017. Not only did local teachers realize the need but, the Middle Cumberland Education Association had already made an impressive contribution.

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

Nuevo requisitos de vacunación para el año escolar 2018.

Holiday celebration held for migrant students and families Enjoying Migrant Party

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

Several teachers at Walker Early Learning Center and Bell Elementary served as presenters at the fall Kentucky Reading Association Conference DeShay Dishman and Beth Corder present at the conference

The local teachers shared tips and strategies to produce strong readers with teachers from across the state.

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. 

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.

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.

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."

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!

Walker Early Learning Center Students Experience Saftey Day Student with Fire Fighter

Emergency responders did a wonderful job talking to the youngest learners and sharing their equipment at a variety of stations. The students enjoyed the hands on lessons from the responders.

Odds N' Ends Homemaker Club contributes to Imagination Library Odds N' Ends Homemakers

The 25 member club donated $150 to the popular library which was part of their community service project. They raised the funds through their craft sales and a chili dinner at the Xmas Village. This year the Xmas Village will be on November 18th at the National Guard Armory. Many of the ladies in the club have been together for approximately fourty years.

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.

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.

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!

Second Session of Bornlearning Academy is Appreciated by Families Bornlearning Second Session

An evening dinner and program at Walker Early Learning Center welcomed families with infants to preschool-age children on October 3rd. The six monthly sessions help families prepare for school. Parents participated in a program called "Building Relationships: Test your Knowledge, are you Baby Smart?" with a childcare checklist geatured. WCHS Family Consumer Science helped with children during the session. A variety of books and games were given to children as door prizes.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

Grandparents welcomed to school at Walker Early Learning Center and Bell Elementary Grandparents participate in book fair

Grandparents enjoyed snacks, book fairs, playgrounds, and singing activities with children at both schools.

Preschoolers plant broccoli in raised beds at school Broccoli planting session

Orange Preschool A.M. students planted broccoli with Wayne County Agriculture Extension Agent Glen Roberts and
Agriculture Assistant Agent Ashley Debord. The extension agency provides students with hands on gardening experience to promote good nutrition by eating fresh vegetables.

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!  

 

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.

Preschool Wrap-Around program offers personalized education Cardinal

Wayne County Schools have launched a new wrap-around childcare program for the youngest learners on campus at Walker Early Learning Center. The enrichment program is offered to preschoolers who need either morning or afternoon childcare services, in conjunction with their half-day preschool schedule.

Imagination Library received donations from the Farm to Fork Banquet Cassie Munsey and Everly Martin read a book after dinner

Many thanks to those that contributed to the Imagination Library fund at the Farm to Fork banquet held on August 24th. Fresh vegetables from the school garden were served at the Wayne County Extension Office dinner after the farm tour.

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. 

Almost 40 children participate in Wayne County Elementary Cross Country Cross Country

Elementary runners recently participated in the 1-mile Fun Run held at Memorial Park. The young runners mirror part of the middle school and high school's running schedule. Wayne County Elementary XC has started off with record starting numbers!

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.

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.

Preschoolers participate in Phase In Days to learn school routine Child plays with train set

Preschool classes meet Monday through Thurdsay in an AM session and PM session with classes divided into different color groups. A rich curriculum is offered in a caring atmosphere to help the youngest learners become kindergarten ready.

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.

Students Invited to First Elementary Cross Country Practice Logo

The first cross country practice will be Thursday, August 24th at the high school gym. All you need to do is show up with your running shoes on and a great attitude towards running.

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.

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.

Walker Early Learning Center students attend orientation Walker Orientation

Incoming and returning Walker Early Learning Center students enjoyed an opportunity to explore the school and meet their teachers before classes begin on August 16.