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High School Students Create Piñatas for their Spanish Class Todd Barton

Every year, high school teacher Todd Barton helps his students learn more about the Spanish culture by letting them create their own piñatas. This not only helps them learn more about Spain and other countries, but it gives them a hands-on experience and even gives the students a chance to be creative.

Guest Readers Visit Library at Walker Early Learning Center Dr. Seuss
Future Business Leaders of America Participate in 2018 Regional Conference wc fbla

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Local Wrestlers Compete in the KWOA Spring Classic Mat Cards

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

Monticello Elementary Hosts Dr. Seuss Activities Girl dresses up as Thing 1

The three top readers read Green Eggs and Ham on the announcements in coordination with the green eggs and ham breakfast to all of the students and staff. Students celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday by dressing as twin characters from his books. Inside the classrooms students worked on being the reader of the day. A map of the United States in a hallway was a place students congregated to mark where they had traveled in the books they were reading. Teachers focus on reading everyday, but on March 2nd, all kinds of extra reading events were held for students.

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.

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

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

ATC Students Visit Trifecta Houseboats For a Factory Tour ACT trip

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

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.

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?

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.

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.

Bell Elementary Hosts Guest Readers Rotation gale ogle

The first graders enjoyed meeting volunteers who read books to them during a Go Cards Friday afternoon assembly on March second. The second graders will benefit from guest readers on Friday, March 9th.

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.

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.

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.

WCHS Foods and Nutrition Students Conquer Mystery Ingredients Assignment Kitchen 3

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

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.

PE Teacher Lois Bradley Portrays Tooth Fairy at Bell Elementary the performance

Second graders were chosen to help teach dental hygiene in a cute program led by Lois Bradley.

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.

Monticello Elementary Awards Ceremony Celebrates Impressive KPREP Test Scores 4th graders

All of the proficient and distinguished students were recognized for their outstanding scores from the previous 2016-2017 school year.

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.

Monticello Elementary students recognized at February Board of Education meeting Monticello Kids

Tammye Sumpter has been an art/practical living/career studies instructor for many years, but two years ago, she was given the opportunity to instruct Project Launch, which is the elemtary version of Project Lead the Way. These are science modules that use computer science and engineering skills.

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!

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

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

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 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.

Local Teen Recognized for Communnity Service Project colton morrow

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

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. 

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.

Elementary Governor's Cup Academic Team Competition at District level academic team group photo

The Monticello Elementary Academic Team represented their school well - academically and behaviorally - at the District Governor's Cup. Several students advanced in written assessment.

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! 

100 Days of School Celebrated at Bell Elementary ms. kia's second grade class

Bell Elementary students celebrate festivities in honor of the 100th day of school.

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

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

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

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

Little Cardinal Academy Prepares Students for School logo

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

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.

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

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

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.

WCHS Technology Student Association Prepares for Regional Conference tsa

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

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.

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!

National Reading Day celebrated at Monticello Elementary Retired Teacher Karen Burchett reads to students

Several guest readers visited Monticello Elementary on the official national reading day recently. The third through fifth graders especially enjoy being read to in class. Retired Teacher Karen Burchett hadn't lost her touch reading with students and enjoyed being back in the classroom, while rotating School Nurse Melissa Vickery represented the Healthy Kids Clinic and read to Karie Rains' class.   

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.

Mat Cards Finish Regular Season 31-8 chris dunagan

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

Congrats to Monticello Elementary AR Point Club Members top ar students

Certificates were awarded to Accelerated Reader students who passed comprehension quizzes for various level point clubs for the second nine weeks. There were a total of 153 point club members. Currently, the top 2 AR members are Kassidy Simpson and Gabrielle McGinnis in the 300 point club.

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

Third Graders recognized for Go Cards Awards, Reading and Mathmatics Counselor Demetria Cooper presented a Wonderful Reader award to Kolton Marcum

Monticello Elementary third graders were recently recognized for mastering multiplication facts, Go Card awards and Wonderful Reader awards.

WCHS Juniors are Elgible to Apply for the SKRECC SKRECC

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

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.

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.

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.

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. 




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."

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!

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.

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.

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. 

Wayne County High School Financial Aid Workshop to be Held FAFSA

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Students at Monticello Elementary learned about wildlife during visit from RECC conservation agents Monticello students enjoyed learning about reptiles

Agents from the South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation brought wildlife into Monticello Elementary to show students what they can do to protect the environment.

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.

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.  

Monticello Elementary art exhibit held at the administration buidling to share student work art displays

A Christmas Card art display was exhibited at the Administration Building courtesy of Monticello Elementary Teacher Samantha Cummings' students.

Lady Cardinals competed with Southwestern on January 9th Group Picture

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

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.

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

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.    

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

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

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!

Monticello Elementary Academic Team practices for a semester of competitions in a new district The team ponders a questions. Left to right: Esther Prater, Braden Flynn, Pavel Villa, Tessa Wilson

District Governor's Cup Elementary Academic Competition is February 10 at Salem Elementary. Region will be held March 3.

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.

WCHS Drama Class Presents Holiday Program holiday drama production

Jared Criswell's Drama Class performed for Bell Elementary students, as well as any evening performance for the public in several different scenes written and prepared by the students.

WCHS leads the state in MakerMinded points Ben Vickery holds a 3-D printed minature copy of himself

Wayne County High School students are in the lead on a state-wide STEM education competition.


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.

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.

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

Nuevo requisitos de vacunación para el año escolar 2018.

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.

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


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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Waynetonian Choir presented 2017 Christmas Concert Micah Burchett performs a solo

The choir performance was directed by Jared Duncan. Rileigh Strunk and Micah Burchett performed solos during the evening concert on December 18 at the Monticello Elementary School.

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

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

Bell Elementary students ride the polar express Students enjoy hot chocolate during a reading of the Polar Express

The children enjoyed getting their ticket punched as they climbed aboard the Polar Express. A day full of make-believe made the holiday season bright for the first and second grade students at Bell Elementary.

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.

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.  

Wayne County Wrestling Team Traveled to Tates Creek High School WCHS Team

Wayne County Wrestling Team traveled to Tates Creek High School on Saturday December 16th for the Commodore Duals.

Miss Kentucky spoke to the FFA students during Club Day Miss KY with the WCHS FFA Officers

Edmonton native Molly Matney, a WKU Agriculture major, shared her Miss Kentucly journey with the local agriculture students.

Wayne County High School Tied for First in College Career Readiness WCHS Number 1

Wayne County High School students are better prepared for the workforce today due to a concentrated and dedicated effort on behalf of the Wayne County High School staff, along with the Wayne County Area Technology Center staff. Their work has been validated through state testing results that ranked Wayne County High School tied for number one in the area of College and Career Readiness (CCR).

Students Who Performed with SKMA Honored at December Board Meeting group performance

Wayne County recently had six students (Micah Burchett, McKenzie Gibson, Adeline Heatherly, Ester Prater, Contessa Wilson, and Carter Smith) selected to perform with the Southern Kentucky Music Association All Festival Children's Choir in London, Kentucky.

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. 

Santa Shop - a Busy Place at Monticello Elementary Jeremiah Mikel

Students purchases help fund school field trips and other opportunities for students. The shop has been a busy place for students to purchase gifts for their families.

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.

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!  

'Twas the Night Before Christmas at Family Literacy Night activities

Families recently turned out for food, pictures with Santa, and a classroom story and craft activity at Walker Early Learning Center.

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.

Wayne County Schools participate in Annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade WCMB at parade

The Christmas Parade theme was Miracle of Christmas on December 2nd, 2017. Numerous school clubs and individuals participated in the parade.

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.

Congrats to six Monticello Elementary students who performed with SKMA waynetonian choir

These students auditioned and were selected to perform with the Southern Kentucky Music Association All Festival Children's Choir in London. The students chosen were McKenzie Gibson, Micah Burchett, Esther Prater, Adeline Heatherly, Contessa Wilson, and Carter Smith.

Wayne County State Trooper is a familiar Role Model to Bell Elementary first and second graders State Trooper Matt Parmley

Kentucky State Trooper Matt Parmley, who covers Wayne County, is one of several adults who are part of the Buddy Program at Bell Elementary and enjoy spending time with local students. Tooper Parmley, a 2004 WCHS graduate, has been a frequent visitor at school. He was formerly employed as a fish and wildlife conservation officer. The students and staff appreciate his visits to school.

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.

Department of Fish and Wildlife speaker inspires WCHS English students Fish and Wildlife Department Worker speaks to English classes

Wayne County High School students recently learned how important the English skills they are developing at school could prepare them for something as unique as an outdoor job in nature. On Tuesday, November 21, students in Jared Criswell's English III classes were treated to a guest
speaker, Conservation Educator Becky Wallen. from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Congrats to WCHS Student for Earning the Rank of Eagle Scout
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.

The Bell Elementary Belles Participated in the Elfin Around 3kRun/Walk in Monticello on Saturday, September 2nd 3k walk

Each school was invited to support this cause with all proceeds going to the Cancer Survivor Network. Several Bell Elementary teachers got together to form a team in order to show their support.

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.

FCCLA Delivers Contribution to American Cancer Society Hope Lodge group photo

The Wayne County High School Chapter of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) teamed up with the WCHS Chapter of Relay for Life in order to get donations for the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge.

WCHS Student Government attends Jostens Renaissance: Find Your Grind Tour Student Government

Wayne County High School Student Government Associate traveled to Farristown Middle School in Berea to attend the Jostens Renaissance: Find Your Grind Tour. The students were put together with students from different middle and high schools in the Farristown Middle Gymnasium. The WCHS Student Government had a wonderful and eye-opening time. They learned about a variety of subjects, as well as motivational training regarding being a do-er, a servant, and how to be successful; whether that means to be happy in life or to have a solid job. The local students truly enjoyed the experience.

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.

Congrats to WCHS Student for Earning Rank of Eagle Scout! Colton Morrow

Colton Morrow, a member of Boy Scout Troop 170, has earned the honor of Eagle Scout, the highest rank that the Boy Scouts offers.

JROTC coordinated Veteran's Parade Staisha Keith

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

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!

Golf Banquet Held to Honor Student Golfers Golf Team

The Golf Team experienced an awesome season and celebrated their accomplishments at the banquet.

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!

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.

Bell Elementary Music Students Perform at Veteran's Day Program presentation

Music Teacher Susan Helms welcomed the veterans and guests that attended the patriotic program. The WCHS JROTC presented the US flag and the military flags, Monticello Police Cheif and Veteran Ralph Miniard spoke to the students about the freedons veterans protect for us. The students presented a wonderful musical salute.

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.

FBLA Annual Food Drive Coming Up! Food Drive Coming Soon!

FBLA will be holding our Annual Food Drive Challenge beginning Monday, December 4th at WCHS. The 1st Period Clas collecting the most Non-Perishable and NOT EXPIRED amount of food by the deadline will recieve a Doughnut Party prior to Christmas Break. All food items collected will be donated to the HOPE CENTER of Monticello.

Students and Staff at the Walker Early Learning Center Experience One of America's Most Popular School Assemblies The NED show

With credentials that include performing at the White House eleven times, All For KIDZ has been sharing their unique form of character education for more than two decades. The children at Walker enjoyed the Ned Show presented to them.

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.

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.

Somerset KCTCS Visited Wayne County Area Technology Center with their Traveling "Road Show" Students visited different stations

Students enjoyed interacting with representatives from Cosmetology, Machine Tool Technology, Automotive, Diesel, and Surgical Technology Programs.

Wayne County ATC Science Students attended the 2017 HOT Expo Group Picture

Twenty-five WCHS students were exposed to Hands on occupations and training programs related to the Health Career field.

Ventriloquist Lori Bruner Teaches Children how to Save Money ventriloquist

First Southern bank provided the unique children's program to teach basic economic lessons to young learners. Randy the puppet made a special appearance and delighted the children.

Bell Elementary Students Enjoy Participating in the Career Parade career day

Look what we want to be when we grow up....Law enforcement, veteranarians, teachers, and athletes were amongst the most popular costumes.

WCHS JROTC Presents an Excellent Veteran's Program to the Student Body eric huffaker

WCMS Educator Eric Huffaker, the guest speaker, spoke on his experience serving fourteen and a half years in the US Army reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant. The Operation Desert Storm veteran gave an inspiring speech recognizing veterans continuing to maintain America's freedom.

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!

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.


WCHS Students attended Kentucky Fame Conference in Louisville after local educators completed externships Educators gear up for manufacturing jobs

WCHS students entered a video into the Maker Minded Contest to discuss KY FAME, TTAI, and more about manufacturing and engineering. The WCHS video won the contest and the school received $500 from Maker Minded. The students were invited to go up to Louisville for the KY FAME Conference. They got to experience a business conference and luncheon with their teachers Brenda Hoover and Tim Withers, as well as Tim Snowden, of TTAI which is located in Pulaski County. Seven local high school teachers completed externships over the summer.  

TTAI Quality Manager shares informative presentation on how parts are manufactured for Toyota vehicles Math Teacher Jamie Foster and Richard Snowden discussed her externship

TTAI Quality Manager, Stephen Fitzpatrick came and talked to students in Jamie Foster's sixth period math class. The students learned specifics on how they stamp components and the slim margin of error. He showed students how to use math gauges to measure the margin of error to make sure the bolts and parts all fit perfectly in regard to whatever part they are manufacturing. Also, another TTAI employee, Richard Snowden, Came to talk to the seniors about job and college opportunities with TTAI like the KY FAME Internship that American Woodmark also participates in.

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.  

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

WCHS FFA Members Attended National FFA Convention local members

Nine members enjoyed meeting fellow FFA students and furthering their education in agriculture.

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.

Cards Defeat Madison Southern on October 27th by a 24-14 score German Ruiz carrying the ball

The senior football players were honored, as well as Joe Martin Shearer. The Wayne County Marching Cardinal Band performed their award winning "Xtra" program.

FBLA Students Deliver an Important Anti-Bullying Message FBLA Group Pic

On October 24th, FBLA students from WCHS went to Monticello Elementary to speak to the fourth graders about bullying.

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.

WCHS Academic Team Fall Season Underway group photo

The WCHS Academic Team Varsity and Junior Varsity teams are in the midst of their fall league. They are coached by Jeremy Barnett and Jared Criswell.

JROTC Cadet Teams Earn First and Second Overall in Two Different Categories at the 12th Annual Pulaski County High School Drill Meet WC Drill Team in formation

Competing in their first JROTC Drill meet this school year, the Wayne County High School JROTC Academic, Color Guard and Drill teams earned trophies in two different categories at the 12th Annual Pulaski County High School Drill Meet on Saturday, October 21st.

Wayne County JROTC Raider Team Starts Strong Raiders walking up the hill

The JROTC 2017 Raider Team has started strong this year with wins at Clark Range High School Tennessee, Eastern Kentucky University and Clay County High School.

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.

Walker Early Learning Center Preschoolers and Kindergarteners Enjoyed Participating in the Trike-a-Thon children enjoy riding in the event

Pledges from parents, friends, and neighbors amounted to close to $3,000 to be contributed to St. Jude Hospital.

Top AR Readers recognized at Monticello Elementary Fifth Graders

Congratulations to Third grader Gabrielle McGinnis in Laura Crabtree's class and Fifth grader Sophia Beaudoin in Cyndi Neal's class, who were the very top readers and memebrs of the 100 point club. Lots of their students made the 20, 25, and 50 point clubs.

High School Student Attends National Leadership Academy Congress antoine

Congratulations to Wayne County High School student Lauren Antione who recently received her certificate at school for participating as a delegate to the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, Massachusetts, this past summer.

Wayne County School District Chosen for KDE Computer Science Initiative it help desk

Many exciting changes have come to the Wayne County School System in regards to computer education this school year. The decision for the middle and high schools to become 1 to 1 with Chromebooks had already been made when the school applied for and was accepted into the Computer Science Initiative from the Kentucky Department of Education.  The initiative has a mission to support computer science education in Kentucky's public schools.

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!

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.

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.

Volley Cards are District Runners Up and headed to Region Senior Players

October 17th, the Lady Cardinals played Southwestern for the District Championship. It was a hard fought game. The first set was neck and neck. The second set, the Volley Cards had the Lady Warriors on their toes. The third set was all Southwesten. The fourth set was a victory for the Lady Cards, again a neck and neck set. The fifth and final set started off great for the Lady Cardinals but Southwestern got on a run and ended the final set. Thank you to the Volley Cards for their hard work all season and good luck next week in the 12th Region Tournament at Pulaski County. The Volley Cards play Monday night at 6:00 against the West Jessamine Colts.

Wayne County Marching Cards Advance to KMEA State Semi-Finals band icon

The Wayne County Marching Band competed in the Kentucky Music Educator Association Marching Band Reigonal Competition on Saturday, October 21st at Allen Co-Scottsville. The band placed 5th overall securing them a spot in the Semi-Final Competition. Nelson County High School will host the Marching Cards for semi-finals on Saturday, October 28th. Best of luck to the WCMB!

Bell Elementary Offered a Fun-Packed Literacy Night for Families fca booth

Costume contests, dinner, crafts, and book giveaways were enjoyed by students at the fall literacy event. This event was well attended.

Walker Early Learning Center Experiences a Good Turnout of Families Attending Parent Teacher Conference teacher conference photo

Teachers reviewed a variety of assessment information with parents including the following: report cards, MAP scores, and Brigance.

WCHS students enjoy antics at Pep Rally Hungry Hungry Hippos

The fall sports were celebrated at the recent pep rally. Students ceered and supported the Girls Volleyball Team, Girls and Boys Soccer, Cross Country, Golf, JROTC, Academic Team, Marching Band and Football. Student Government Association organized the pep rally with many fun games, door prizes and fun!

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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!

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.

Wayne County Seniors Attended GSP over the Summer of 2017 gsp

During the summer before the 2017-2018 school year, Wayne County High School was well represented by three outstanding seniors who attended the Governor’s Scholars Program. Applications for the upcoming program are due by December 8th, so any interested students may contact the high school counselor's office for more information.

Freshmen make their commitment to graduate in 2021 2021

Each school year high school students make a promise to graduate with their handprints in their graduation year. The 2021 sign will be hung in a stairwell and then brought to their graduation ceremony.

Senior math classes welcome guest speakers that sponsor programs for the math department

   Senior math classes at WCHS are having guest speakers who sponsor the Everfi Financial Literacy program. Employees from BB&T bank came and spoke to the seniors on September 6th, 2017 about being financially smart and secure.

First FAFSA workshop helps approximately 50 seniors with application process

KHEAA Outreach Counselor Audrey Price coaches students and parents with the online application. Her next visit to Wayne County High School will be on October 23rd.

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.

Walker Early Learning Center Kindergarten Students Enjoyed a Field Trip to the New Public Library health lesson

Extension Specialist Gaye Hutchinson provided an interesting lesson on being healthy, complete with a fruit taste-testing event and free books for each student.

Somerset Community College International Festival to be Held October 18th in Somerset scc poster

Somerset, Ky. – The Somerset Community College (SCC) International Festival, an annual event that introduces attendees to numerous culinary, art, educational and musical experiences from around the globe, will be held Thursday, October 19 in Somerset. The event is free and open to the public.


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.

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!

Boys and Girls soccer teams get ready for district tournament Riley Keith crashes goal

Both soccer team seasons are way underway and the teams are preparing for the 48th District Tournament at Southwestern. Good luck to the athletes!

WC Dance Team will hold Cards Dance Clinic WCHS Dance Team

On October 17th and 19th, WC Dance Team will be hosting a dance clinic for students at Monticello and Bell Elementary. Forms are due by October 6th. See link inside..

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.

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.

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

Wayne County Schools celebrate National Farm to School Month.

Project Lead the Way very successful program for students wanting to be challanged in biomedical field Katie Piercy

In the inaugural class, students explored concepts of biology and medicine to determine factors that led to the death of a fictional person. While investigating the case, students examined autopsy reports, investigated medical history, and explored medical treatments that might have prolonged the person’s life. The activities and projects introduced students to human physiology, basic biology, medicine, and research processes while allowing them to design their own experiments to solve problems.  


ATC Carpentry students gained great insight into numerous skilled trades at the K4C Construction Fair Students Participate in K4C

Students from the Wayne County ATC traveled to Shelbyville, Ky to meet employers and college representatives at the K4C Construction Fair. Students engaged in activities such as: brick laying, pipe repair, welding, carpentry, and working large machinery, according to their Sponsor Joshua Parmley, who is the carpentry teacher at the WC ATC. Students gained great insight into numerous skilled trades and got the opportunity to practice their skills in front of employers.There were 1600 students attending the first day and 1000 students attending the second day.

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.

Tanner Thompson attends PEPP during the 2017 Summer tanner thompson

Tanner Thompson had the opportunity to attend a summer program called PEPP - Professional Education Preperation Program. In his words "It was a two week program with a focus on medical school and the life of a med student. Our daily routine consisted of breakfast around 7:30. We then headed to the Hospital where we were assigned to a new unit everyday. We interacted with patients, scrubbed into surgeries, and had one on one time with the doctors! After that we had lunch at the college and headed to our lecture for the day. These lectures were given by the medical school professors. We would then head to the Gross Lab, where we performed work on our Cadaver body, Harriet. Every evening consisted of a new activity from field activities, water balloon fights, card games, talent shows or hikes! It was an amazing experience and I was honored to represent Wayne County! It really helped confirm my desire to one day be a medical student!"

Wayne County High School Student Cas Powell Attended the Governor's School for the Arts Cas with Instructors

Over the summer of 2017, Cas Powell attended the Governor's School for the Arts as one of 28 creative writing students. She was selected from over 1600 applicants to attend the program. While there the students were exposed to performers and students in other art forms as well as their own, furthering the love for the arts as a whole.

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.

Bell Elementary Implements new Positive Discipline/Behavior Program kids flock to meet the mascot

First and second grader screamed with delight as they danced in their seats at the first admission to “Go Cards” Friday events which are becoming increasingly popular amongst students at Bell Elementary School.

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 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!

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.

Spirit Week was a huge success at Wayne County High School Calvin's Crew

The spirit week of 2017 has been the most successful in Wayne County. So many students participated in the spirit week and dressed up all five days! Each grade level chose a hallway to decorate with Wayne County pride for the hallway decorating contest. The pep rally was also one of the best pep rallies WCHS has ever hosted! Since Jason Kennett moved to the Wayne County Learning Academy, Sandra Baker and Student Government have decided to fill that roll themselves. They have done a fantastic job! SGA had the students involved in games, dancing, and everyone's favorite; singing the school song about 20 times! WCHS has had so much pride these passed couple of weeks and the community hopes that their pride and spirit stay! 

Born Learning Classes Launched September 19th for Parents and Young Children born learning

The topic for the dinner meeting was "translating early learning into easy to do activities." 

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!

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.

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.

Homecoming Queen and King Crowned Homecoming Queen and King

This past Friday, September 15, the Homecoming King and Queen were announced at halftime during the football team’s victory over the Harlan Black Bears. September 11th through September 15th was Spirit Week. 

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.

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.

Monticello Elementary Students Enjoy Storytelling Session group photo

Monticello Elementary was visited by KSA Storyteller Octavia Sexton and Ranger Dale Hicks from Big South Fork Park.

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.

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!

Bell Elementary Students Planted Broccoli in the School Garden broccoli cover photo

Over four-hundred first and second graders from Bell Elementary got to discover the joy of gardening. They had eaten fresh broccoli in the cafeteria and then learned where it came from at the four-acre School Garden.

WCHS Students invited to compete in the Entrepreneurship Challenge! Entrepreneurship Challenge

Wayne County High School students are invited to form teams to participate in the Lt Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge, complete with a shot at winning a share of up to $100,000 in scholarships. Deadline to register is October 31, 2017 by going to www.KYLGEC.com. The regional competition for Wayne County students is April 12, 2017 at Union College. (See story inside) 



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.

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!  


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.

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.

Congratulations to the 2017 Homecoming Court Homecoming candidates

Students will be voting on the Homecoming Court and the Queen and King and their court will be announced at halftime of the Homecoming game on September 15th.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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

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.


Project Lead the Way Whitecoat
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.

Senior Parent Meetings and FAFSA Information Seniors with their informational books

KHEAA Outreach Counselor Audrey Price visited seniors at WCHS to acquaint them with college information. The FAFSA application process opens on October 1st. WCHS seniors are encouraged to apply for financial aid on this day or as soon as possible thereafter.

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!

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!

3rd Annual garden tour hosted by FFA Sarah Catron

On Tuesday, August 29th the Wayne County FFA and Extension Office hosted a garden tour at the school garden to show the produce grown through out the summer.

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. 

Bell Elementary Purchased Several Books with the RECC People Grant Fund Bell Kids with the New Books

Bell Elementary used the RECC People Fund Grant of $400 to purchase a variety of easy fiction and non-fiction books. Bell Elementary Librarian Nell Boils appreciated the contribution which added to her library.

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!

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.

Fresh corn being served in cafeterias thanks to school garden three boys enjoy the fresh corn

The students are benefiting from the delicious fresh vegetables being served. One of the favorites is buttered corn at Bell Elementary. 

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.

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!

Wayne County Volleyball Season Prospers Girls show off their numbers

The Wayne County Volley Cards have had a very successful season so far this year. So far, their season record is 4-1. This passed weekend, August 26th and 27th, the Lady Cards played in the Boyle County Invitational. Wayne County took home the second place trophy from a super close game against Thomas Nelson in the championship game.

First Day for Preschool held Monday, August 28th (l-r): Karissa Hill, Trista Hill, Blue Group Lead Teacher Pandora Keith, Avery Roberts, Trevet Daniels

Youngest learners got off to a great start both in the morning and afternoon groups. Some of the students are also benefitting from the new Wrap-Around class that offers childcare to parents with a certified teacher and childcare professionals that provide enrichment opportunities.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Wayne County/Craft Academy student Natalie Hutchinson participates in SpaceTrek camp Natalie Hutchinson

Wayne County High School student Natalie Hutchinson got another leg up on her future dream to become an aeronautical engineer by attending a unique summer space camp before heading to Craft Academy this fall. Morehead State University's Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics and the Space Science Center joined forces with the American Association of University Women (AAUW), to host the sixth annual SpaceTrek camp from July 8 through July 15. SpaceTrek is a space science camp for young women entering their sophomore, junior or senior year of high school.

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.

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.

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).

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.

WCHS Seniors Begin First Day Tradtition Senior Sunrise

On the first day of school, several WCHS seniors began a new tradition. Nearly 50 seniors met in Rodey C Woods Gymnasium parking lot to enjoy the sunrise together. That event was sponsored by WCHS Student Government Association. Dairy Queen graciously donated sausage biscuits for the students to munch on and soak in their last-first moments of their senior year. Also, the WC School Food Services kindly donated drinks.

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.

WKU invites teachers to Hilltopper Football game September 23 Hilltopper Football

Discounted tickets will be available to educators and their families

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.

Somerset Community College theatre invites community to play a role in original musical SCC

Somerset, Ky. - Somerset Community College's Theatre & Film Department is giving local community members the cahnce to take part in an orginal production, All the Boys Love Mary. Director and author Steve Cleberg is looking for an array of talent, high school age and older, to fill roles in the large cast.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

WCHS informative orientation activities Student mentors show around freshman and new students

The WCHS Youth Service Center provided student mentors to freshman and new students who were getting their bearings at their new school. A sampling of clubs and specialized programs were represented at the orientation. 

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.

Band students and parents worked at a back to school car wash fundraiser Posters

The car wash crew was very energetic on Saturday, August 5.

Monticello Elementary holds orientation activities for third, fourth, and fifth graders Monticello Elementary Orientation

Educators were happy to greet new and familiar faces at three seperate evening events to help students get acquainted with their new surroundings.

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.

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.

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.

Wayne County students participate in Student Technology Leadership Program State Competition STLP Group Photo

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 learned how to build basic robots and learn entry level programming to control them.

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.

Local FFA chapter participates in county fair FFA Fair Car

Students from the WCHS FFA Club created a car to partcipate in the derby at the fair. The car was decorated in FFA colors and portrayed the spirit of FFA. 

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.

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.

Brittany West received Grandparent of Year winner Grandparent Essay Contest Winner

She received a check and framed certificate for her essay in the 2016-17 "Why my Grandparent should be the AARP KY Grandparent of the Year" Essay Contest. She was in fifth grade at Monticello Elementary when she was named the county winner by the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KRTA). She resides with her grandparents Stanley and Dosha Tucker, whom inspired her and lead to her essay. She wrote the essay specifically about her grandmother Dosha.

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.

Walker Early Learning Center Imagination Library receives generous donation from Wayne County Extension Homemakers Homemakers Contribution

The Wayne County Extension Homemakers donated $520 to the Imagination Library. The donation will fund a membership with the Imagination Library for 26 children for a year.

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.

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.

“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.

2017-18 FFA Officer Team attend training Officer Group Photo

The week of July 17th-21st, nine FFA members: Westin Coffey, Nathaniel West, Bryce Elam, Brennan Chriswell, Lydia West, Andreona Dobbs, Madison Butler, and Chelsea Sisco traveled to the Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center in Hardinsburg, Kentucky

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.

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.

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."

Congratulations to Ben Rose on being Wayne County's first Craft Academy graduate Ben Rose

Ben was also part of Wayne County's 2017 graduating class. He was named Valedictorian and will be pursuing a degree from Western Kentucky University. Most recently, he has been assisting the with the WCHS Marching Band Camp.

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.”

Senior Sheralee Warriner receives Bluegrass Cellular Scholarship Bluegrass Cellular Logo

Bluegrass Cellular awards $22,500 in scholarships to Seniors across Central Kentucky. The local student chosen to receive one of the $1,500 scholarship is Sheralee Warriner. This is the 16th year the scholarship has been awarded.


With school out for the summer many students were thinking of the lazy days ahead, sleeping late and just chilling out. “Not us,” almost in unison responded the 14 cadets from WCHS JROTC making preparations to attend annual Junior Cadet Leadership Camp (JCLC) at Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, KY, held May 27-31.

Hundreds of WCHS students participated in college classes and internships last semester to move closer to future careers Hundreds of students take turn signing up for college classes

The newly implemented career Pathways Program is in full swing as students signed up to take more college courses than ever for the second semester, while still attending Wayne County High School. Students also participated in vocational classes, along with mentoring and intership opportunities. The high school is transitioning from a traditional school with seven periods where students rotate from class to class to becoming an early college and career center where students graduate well on their way to their life’s work.

2017 WCHS Graduate Drew Phillips elected as 2017-18 Lake Cumberland Region FFA VP FFA Logo

Drew Phillips was elected to serve as the 2017-2018 Kentucky FFA Lake Cumberland Region State Vice President at the 88th Kentucky FFA State Convention in Lexington. Drew is the daughter of David and Deanna Phillips of Monticello.  She is a member of the Wayne County FFA chapter where her advisor is Justin Horton.

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.

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.  

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!

1st and 2nd graders enjoy their honors day Honors Day logo

Bell Elementary students were recognized in classroom groups at the end of the school year. Families came to support their children at the recognition programs.

Freshmen Academy students receive water safety training from Wayne County Graduate KY Department of Fish and WIldlife Officer Matthew Parmley

Wayne County High School graduate Matthew Parmley, who was named the Kentucky Department of Wildlife Boating Officer of the Year in 2014, along with a recent award from the Governor for being proactive in battling Boating Under the Influence situations, shared a program about water safety in order to prepare Freshmen Academy Students for summer vacation on Lake Cumberland. One of Wayne County’s largest attractions is the lake and activities surrounding it. Students were given information about how to be smart and safe on the water.


Representing Wayne County JROTC at Junior Cadet Leadership Camp (JCLC) 2017, Cadet Sergeant First Class Ethan (DELTA) Morrow earned the overall JCLC Battalion Leadership Award. He was selected to represent his school for distinguishing himself as a Cadet First Sergeant on day one of JCLC. This is a very difficult position for a cadet of his LET level to serve because of his inexperience. Cadet Morrow took the leadership challenge position in stride, readily accepting the duties that went with it.

Incoming preschoolers and kindergartners enjoy Child Plus Fair Child Plus Fair

Young children are excited to be starting their public education at Wayne County Schools. Numerous vendors regarding services that are geared towards young children were on hand for the festivities held in the cafeteria at Walker Early Learning Center.

Waynetonian Choir provided music to those in attendance at the annual Memorial Day Ceremony The Waynetonian Choir performs

The children sang a variety of patriotic songs to support the event, alongside the DAV Chapter. The event was held at the armory.

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.

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.

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.

Monticello Elementary Waynetonian Choir students presented with awards for contributing to a variety of vocal performances Waynetonian Awards

64 Waynetonian students were given awards and an ice cream party at the last practice on May 2, 2017. These students participated in after school rehearsals and traveled to many events where they were featured.

Wayne County Preschoolers eligible for new wrap-around enrichment program Walker logo

An enrichment wrap-around childcare program for Wayne County preschoolers is now available as a new benefit for the youngest learners.

Monticello Elementary students honored in awards programs Teacher and student at awards program

Monticello Elementary third, fourth, and fifth graders celebrated the end of the school year with an awards program honoring their accomplishments and hard work. Students were recognized during the final week of school.

Waynetonian Choir performs at local Cornbread Festival Waynetonians

The Waynetonian Choir began their summer by performing at the annual Mill Springs Cornbread Festival. The Waynetonians are under the direction of Ms. Anita Peters and Ms. Tammye Sumpter.

Disney's Jungle Book is a big hit at Monticello Elementary Jungle Book

A cast of 45 Monticello Elementary students brought the Music Theater International Broadway junior Production of Disney's Jungle Book to life on May 4th. The musical drama was sponsored by the district's 21st Century After School program. Children in grades 3,4,and 5 auditioned and rehearsed after school under the direction of Music Teacher Jared Duncan and Choral Director Anita Peters. This was their third production after Annie and The Lion Kind. Special thanks to all the Monticello School staff who assisted with this production.

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.

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.

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 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.

Project Graduation was a big success Project Graduation Group Photo

Project Graduation began years ago as a way to provide students with a fun, safe, drug and alcohol free environment. Thanks to the efforts of a motivated group of senior parents, the event was resurrected in a big way, following the Wayne County High School Commencement Services on May12th. Project Graduation would especially like to thank local businesses and individuals who donated to the event.

Zachary West named Centre College "Founder's Scholar" Zachary West signs with Centre College

Wayne County High School Athlete Zachary West was recently awarded a prestigious academic scholarship from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. Centre College is a NCAA Division 3 school. While maintaining his excellent academic standing, Zachary will also compete on the college’s Cross Country and Track & Field teams.

Three programs were held on May 5th for the kindergarten end of year ceremonies Patience Graham

Three programs were held on May 5th for the Kindergarten End of the Year Program at the Wayne County Middle School Gymnasium. Family 1 represented by Ms. Cynthia Bell, Ms. Beth Corder, and Ms. DeShay Dishman. Family 2 represented by Ms. Amanda Beck, Amy Gregory, and Ms. Becky Lewis. Family 3 was represented by Ms. Stacey Corder, Ms. Elizabeth Reichenbach, and Ms. Sandra Samuell.

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.


WCHS Baseball Cards make All District and All Regional Teams Final team meeting

Graduating Senior Jacob Bridgeman was honored by being name to the All Region and All District Baseball Team based on his athleticism. He was joined on the All District Team by fellow baseball players junior Walker Hancock and freshman Kameron Gehring. The WC Bat Cards made it to Region this season, but suffered a loss to host team Rockcastle County in the first round of competition.


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.

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.

Boys Baseball Team competes in district tournament Tito Ruiz up to bat

The WCHS Baseball Cards competed in the 48th District Tournament. The Cardinals defeated McCreary Central 10-2 in the first round of the tournament on May 22. The Cardinals were defeated in the second round of the tournament by Southwestern. Wayne County will continue to the regional tournament.

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.

Two Wayne County Schools Tennis players finish season at state Corbin and Zach compete at state

Two of Wayne County High School’s Tennis Team players finished at the highest level of competition by advancing to state competition recently. They were also both named to the All Region Tennis Team based on their tennis accomplishments by the Kentucky High School Tennis Association.

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.

Congratulations to Wayne County HS Track Athlete Zachary Tucker at State Wayne County Track Team competes at State

Zachary Tucker placed 6th in the 1 mile KHSAA State Championships with a personal record time of 4:35. He also placed 3rd in the 2 mile State Championships with a personal record time of 10:05.

J.D. Criswell signs with the University of the Cumberlands with a wrestling scholarship J.D. Criswell signs with Cumberland

Wayne County High School graduating senior J.D. Criswell, the son of Amber and Jarrod Criswell, recently signed with the University of the Cumberlands for an academic/athletic four-year scholarship totaling $29,000 each year.

Senior Walker Hancock selected to attend South Kentucky RECC Washington Youth Tour Walker and SKRECC students

WCHS Senior Walker Hancock has been selected to participate in the 2017 Washington Youth Tour after representing himself and his cooperative well during the Frankfort Youth Tour. Students apply for the Frankfort Youth Tour as juniors and are selected based on an application they must complete that is then submitted to South Kentucky RECC for selection. Hundreds of students apply and only a handful are chosen. The co-op selects some of the best and brightest minds to take on the Youth Tour each year.

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.

Good luck to Special Olympians preparing for their state competition on June 2-3

The local Special Olympics Track and Field Team have been busy practicing for the state competition since March 1, under the direction of Coach Lucy Gleason and numerous volunteer coaches. The eight-member team will be competing in the Roy Kidd Stadium at EKU beginning at 8:00 a.m.and through out the day on June 3rd after the previous night's opening ceremony. The team meets after school in the Wayne County High School parking lot to practice every Monday. The Special Olympics state event includes competitions like: softball throw, tennis ball throw, running, walking, and wheel chair races. Administrative Coaches Nikki Dishman and Rebecca Alley handle the paper work each year for the team.     

Lieutenant Governor spoke to WCHS students during a visit to Wayne County  Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton spoke to the students about how she overcame adversity and earned her position

Students got to emulate a town hall situation during a Q and A session with Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton.

Senior Breakfast honors graduates seniors enjoying final breakfast at school

The cafeteria staff went all out to make the breakfast nice for the seniors at the annual event on the final day of school. The remodeled cafeteria was decorated especially for the seniors.

Wrestling coach Danny Upchurch recognized at spring sports assembly Mr. Kennett and Coach Upchurch

A variety of sports were recognized at the spring high school recognition program thanks to the efforts made by the student athletes. A special award was given to Wrestling Coach Danny Upchurch for his outstanding national coaching record.

College signing day held at WCHS Students participated in College Signing Day

Students from Wayne County High School will be attending colleges all over the state of Kentucky and across the nation. These colleges include Anderson University, Berea College, Centre College, Eastern Kentucky University, Georgetown College, Lindsey Wilson College, Midway College, Morehead State University, Pikeville University, Somerset Community College, Transylvania University, University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, University of Tennesse, University of the Cumberlands, and Western Kentucky University. Four students signed to serve in a branch of the United States Military, including the Marine Corp, the Army, and the Navy.

Preschool End of Year programs lots of fun for families Macy Dishman, Dakota Dishman, and Hunter Denney from the Purple Group

Each color group both in the am & pm classes were recognized along with perfect attendance.

Wayne County High School Baseball Field named the Earl and Vannie Hatfield Baseball Field The Hatfield Family

The WCHS Baseball field was recently renamed in dedication to The Hatfield Family. They named the field in honor of the legacy that Mr. Earl Hatfield and his wife Vannie, as well as their family, has left behind in the WC Baseball Program. Their support has allowed the field to purchase stadium lights, an enhanced press box, improved sound system, and a wonderful and well kept field. The WCHS Baseball field will now be known as the Earl and Vannie Hatfield Complex, more simply known as "The Hat." The ceremony was held at the start of the Bat Cards home game with Garrard County on Saturday, May 13th. Wayne County stayed in the game until the end, but Garrard County pulled away late with a 6-3 victory.The Wayne County Baseball Team has earned the 2nd seed in the 48th district. They will host McCreary Central in the first round of the district tournament May 22nd at 7 p.m.

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:

Congratulations to WCHS Class of 2017 graduates Principal Justin Alley gave the Presentation of the Class of 2017

There were 243 graduates whose names were called at the Commencement Ceremony held May 12th in the Rodney Woods Gymnasium. Speakers from the senior class included: Natalie Humble, Chloe Massengale, Kelsay Marcum, Benjamin Rose, and Morgan Crabtree. Two seniors - Chyiann Sexton and Gabriele Gregory, both provided solos during the program. C/1SG Anthony Catron and C/2LT Brianna Bybee served as the honor guard to begin the processional of future graduates. The commencement ushers included: Caitlyn Baker, Jakson Baker, Jayla Baker, Taylor Davis, Kaitlyn Gardner, Walker Hancock, Barrett Hutchinson, Nina Ni, Kyle Skeese, and Tanner Thompson.  

Wayne County High School student Colton Morrow chosen as 2017 Rogers Scholar Rogers Scholars Logo

Wayne County student Colton Morrow has been selected by The Center for Rural Development to attend the 2017 Rogers Scholars program.

Monticello Elementary spanish students rewarded with trip to El Cazador Students enjoy the meal

Students at Monticello Elementary who actively participated in Spanish class through access to their Voces Spanish etextbook were rewarded with a field trip to local restaurant El Cazador. 11 students were recognized for their accuracy in with spanish phrases, letters, and vocabulary. Students enjoyed a meal for their success.

ATC Carpentry students excel at Skills USA State Competition Skills USA members who competed at State

Congratulations to all of the Wayne County Skills USA State Competitors and Winners!  Skills USA (formerly VICA) helps students go above and beyond the classroom by providing opportunities to practice their skills abroad. 

Congrats to Regional Track Athlete Zachary Tucker Athlete Zachary Tucker

Congratulations to Wayne County Track Athlete Zachary Tucker. He was the Regional Champion in the 1 mile and 2 mile races this past Saturday, May 13th. He will compete on Friday, May 19th, in the State Championships at the University of Kentucky.

Softball seniors honored at game Senior

WCHS girls softball season is well underway. They will play at home on May 18th vs Corbin at 6 p.m. followed by a game on Saturday, May 20th when they face Monroe County at home at 2 p.m. On May 22nd, Wayne County plays McCreary Central at McCreary Central High School in the Girls 48th District Softball Tournament.

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.

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.

Bell Elementary student parade rings Literacy Bell Principal Derrick Harris starts the parade with the Cardinal Mascot

Kids had fun ringing the literacy bell in the front hallway. They were congratulated by the Cardinal Mascot and the Superintendent of the School System, Wayne Roberts. Students who have met or exceeded benchmark on F&P got to ring the bell (a level J for first grade and a level M for second grade). The first graders had a parade at 9:00 and the second graders had a parade at 10:00. The groups reported to the gymnasium before their parades to receive a message of encouragement from Principal Derrick Harris.

JROTC Awards Ceremony well attended Sophomore Adrian Martin was congratulated by his family

Cadets received numerous medals at the impressive ceremony held April 27.

WCHS Talent Show sponsored by BETA Club Courtney Dishman singing Miranda Lambert's "More Like Her"

Several student vocalists, musicians, and actors were featured.

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.

"Jump Start" program at Somerset Community College offers no cost classes "Jump Start" program at Somerset Community College offers no cost classes

Somerset, Ky. -- Students graduating from high school in 2017 and attending Somerset Community College (SCC) in the fall, as well as adults who have a high school diploma or GED, have the opportunity to brush up on reading skills and earn college credit for free this summer.

Honor Student Lauren Antoine Nominated for The Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, MA Congratulations, Lauren Antoine!

WAYNE CO. — Lauren Antoine, a Freshman at Wayne Co High School of Monticello, KY is a Delegate

of the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, MA on June 29th - July 1st, 2017.

WCHS Honors Night celebrates Seniors' accomplishments Justin Mann won an award for twelve years of perfect attendance

Scholarships and awards were presented to numerous seniors.

FBLA students attend state conference FBLA State Winners Bailey Wright, Brandon Catron, and Emma Turner

The local FBLA chapter recently sent 12 students to state conference in Louisville, KY. Three students placed in the top five of their division. Bailey Wright won "Most Entertaining" in the Talent Show. Brandon Catron placed second in Networking Concepts. Emma Turner placed fourth in Journalism. Each student who earned a state title has the opportunity to compete at nationals this summer in Anaheim, California.

WCHS Prom held April 29th at the Center for Rural Development WCHS Prom held April 29th at the Center for Rural Development

The Wayne County High School Prom was held on April 29, 2017 at the Center for Rural Developement in Somerset. The theme was Hollywood. Many students were very excited to attend. The Prom King and Queen were voted by the students who arrived. The Prom King was senior Isaac Dick and the Prom Queen was senior Jennifer Sawyer. All of the students danced the night away and as seen in the pictures, you can tell it was a marvelous time.

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!

Bell Book Fair concludes Friday, May 5 Book fair information for parents

Families enjoyed attending the book fair after school while students have benefitted from the event during the school day. Thank you to Ms. Nell Boils for accomodating families and offering an evening of reading recently.

Bell Elementary honors two students as Principal of the Day for achieving 300 AR points Gabriella got a hug from a classmate in the cafeteria while she was on duty

Zachary Foster and Gabriella McGinnis know what it is like to work as the principal of Bell

Elementary. They recently joined Rylan Morgan, who was the first student to have over 350 AR points,

forming an elite club of readers, who were rewarded by serving as the principal of the day.

Wayne County High School Hall of Fame recognizes 2016-17 top academic achievers Carol Ford with the banquet she decorated

Students at Wayne County High School who met rigorous standards were selected for the annual Academic Hall of Fame. A banquet was held in honor of the students and their accomplishments throughout their high school career.

Yearbooks hot off the presses Yearbook icon

Thanks to the following yearbook staff members who produced the WCHS Yearbook: Jayla Baker, Arin Edwards, Hannah Jackson, Cheyenne Upchurch, Najuk Patel, Gabby Gregory, Megan Timmerding, Olivia Timmerding, Megan Burchett, Sheralee Warriner, and a big thanks to Taylor Griggs for 3 years of yearbook service! It was exciting for students to get their first look at the pages as they were being distributed on April 27th.

Disney's Jungle Book to be portrayed by students on the Monticello Elementary stage May 4 Disney's Jungle Book portrayed by students on the Monticello Elementary stage May 4

Once again, the Monticello Elementary 21 st Century After School program will present a

wonderful Disney story. A cast of 45 Monticello Elementary students will bring the Music Theatre

International Broadway Junior production of Disney’s Jungle Book to life Thursday, May 4th.

Preschoolers have fun at Farm Day Preschoolers have fun at Farm Day

On April 20th, Walker Early Learning Center Preschoolers benefitted from an exciting day devoted to agriculture. WCHS FFA members helped facilitate the fun event. They brought livestock animals from their farms for the children to pet. The local Conservation Office also participated by providing a planting table for students to plant flowers. Safety lessons were also taught regarding farm equipment. The children enjoyed playing parachute and horse shoe games.

Walker Early Learning Center and Bell Elementary student child abuse prevention poster contest winners Walker Early Learning Center and Bell Elementary student child abuse prevention poster contest winners

The Little Cardinal Family Resource Center coordinated the contest at both schools

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.

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.

Congratulations to three top child abuse prevention poster contest winners Poster contest winners Chloe Williams, Madelyn Frogge, and Leah Jones

Third grader Chloe Williams from Carolyn Brammer's class won first place. Fifth grader Madelyn Frogge from Panesia Humble's class won second place. Fourth grader Leah Jones from Lisa West's class won third place.

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)?

Wayne County High School Runner recruited by Berea College Mountaineers for cross country/track team Zachary Tucker accepts his award

Wayne County High School Cross Country/Track star Zachary Tucker participated in a ceremony

at the high school recently with his family and fellow athletes and coaches, acknowledging his

acceptance to Berea College and recruitment on the cross country/track team for The Mountaineers.

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.   

Jason Kennett and fellow musicians played Bluegrass tunes to students at Walker and Bell Jason Kennett and fellow musicians played Bluegrass tunes to students at Walker and Bell

Jason Kennett, Greg Edwards, Trent Lay, and Leroy Lay entertained the students while sharing an informative Appalachian music lesson.

Kindergarten students enjoy egg hunt Kindergarten teacher DeShay Dishman checked out the eggs her students collected

Preschoolers and kindergarten students participated in egg hunts at Walker Early Learning Center.

FFA members compete at WKU Agriscience Day Westin Coffey

On Tuesday, April 18th, 15 FFA members went to Western Kentucky University to compete at the 50th WKU Agriscience Field Day. Since its beginning in 1967, the WKU Field Day has grown to attract students from Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana.This is a competition with a variety of different contests to compete in both as a team or individually.

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.

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.

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.

Wayne County's Bell Elementary Teacher Lois Bradley provided input to Commissioner Stephen L. Pruitt at town hall meeting Lois Bradley asking a question at the meeting

KY Commissioner of Education Stephen L. Pruitt listened to Bell Elementary Teacher Lois Bradley discuss the importance of Physical Education as Department of Education employees listened to educators respond to a draft school accountability proposal at the SE Ky Town Hall in Laurel County.

Walker Open House draws incoming preschoolers to campus Sophia Morrow sitting on school bus

Wayne County Preschool staff welcomed incoming students and their families to a World of Possible celebration held on two days last week. Students enjoyed meeting teachers, seeing the classrooms, and playing on the playground. Registration is ongoing for the fall semester.

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.

Walker Early Learning Center students Ring Literacy Bell for Reaching Level C Braylin Cox rings literacy bell

Walker Early Learning Center kindgergarten students strive to reach Level C Reading so they can get a chance to ring the literacy bell.

Bell Elementary Second graders receive books by Nila J. Webster Rhonda Ward's class

The second graders were delighted to receive The Magic of Moonlight from the author. Media Specialtist Nell Boils distributed the books during National Library week.

Monticello Elementary Third Graders receive books by Nila J. Webster Children receive books from the famous author

As a children's author, Nila Webster has dedicated her career to children's literacy. Several years ago, she began donating her books to school children, and donated copies of her children's books for them to keep. Monticello Elementary Librarian Debra Bristow arranged for the third graders to receive her books.

Mr. Hip from Harlem Wizards shares motivational chat with high school students Harlem Wizard

The Harlem Wizards sponsored an assembly for high schoolers on Thursday, April 13. Mr. Hip is a motivational speaker who talked to students about his overcoming hip dysplasia. After having both hips replaced, he is finally able to play basketball professionally again. The Harlem Wizards will play the local Sloan's Ballers on Monday night, April 17, at 7 in the Rodney Woods Gymnasium.

Project Launch is popular program at Monticello Elementary 4th graders Aubree Sexton and Caitlyn Youngberg show the pendelums they made

All classes follow the Engineering Design Process when designing gliders, robots, or creative toys. They use the step by step process to make pendelums and cars.

4H Communications night to be held on April 20 4H Clover
Sophomores participate in WCHS Operation Preparation Tiana Scott

WCHS World Civ classes benefitted from a KHEAA outreach program where they learned about pre-college opportunities like KEES money, scholarships, and making future plans.

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.

Monticello Elementary 4th graders attended a 4-H Environmental Educational Field Day Monticello Elementary 4th graders attended a 4-H Environmental Educational Field Day

The fourth graders enjoyed attending the Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp on March 29th. Students attended sessions on Kentucky mammals, birds, and streams. Students also enjoyed lunch at the 4-H Camp dining hall provided by the Wayne County Service Department. The event was sponsored by Wayne County 4-H.

WCHS Juniors register for classes Justin Alley and Fount Godsey

All hands were on deck at the High School to help Juniors schedule classes for their senior year this coming fall. Students follow different career pathways, so they scheduled courses accordlingly.

Monticello Elementary third graders win multiplication competition Winners

During the month of March, third grade students at Wayne County Monticello Elementary competed in a competition to see who could learn their multiplication facts from 0-9. They had all year to learn them. The students worked hard every day this year and each week in March were tested on a speed and accuracy test. Those students who successfully passed their multiplication test with 94% or better got their names put in a drawing for prizes. Those students also got to enjoy a movie with popcorn and a drink courtesy of Monticello Banking Company.


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,


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.

Wayne County School Tennis Teams both defeated Clinton County on Tuesday, April 11 Tennis Racket

Congratulations to both the Girls and Boys Tennis Teams who defeated Clinton County Tennis Teams during a home meet on Tuesday, April 11th. The Boys Team won the overall match 5-0, while the Girls Team won the overall competition 8-1.

The 4-H Talent Show is coming up The 4-H Talent Show is coming up

Participants must pre-register by April 14, 2017.

WCHS student Hunter Davis completes Rogers Scholar service project through creative fundraiser for The Imagination Library Hunter Davis and Angela Ballinger

Hunter Davis, a junior at Wayne County High School, spent one week during the summer of 2016 in the Roger's Scholar Program, held on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College.  As part of the Roger's Scholar experience, participants are required to complete a community service project sometime during the year, following their involvement in the program.

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.

Wayne County FFA Officers compete at Lake Cumberland Regional FFA Paperwork Day FFA

On Thursday, March 30th, three Wayne County FFA Officers (Avery Fierros, Drew Phillips, & Kelci Pyles) traveled to Adair County High School to attend the Lake Cumberland Regional FFA Paperwork Day.

Wayne County High School celebrates Autism Awareness Month Trinity Fugate participated in the event

In the morning announcements on April 10, Principal Justin Alley encouraged Wayne County High School students and staff to wear blue on April 11 to show support for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families during Autism Awareness Month.

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.

Second grader reaches 350 AR points setting a school record Principal Derrick Harris and Rylan Morgan

Bell Elementary School second grader Rylan Morgan switched roles from being a kid in his classroom to becoming principal for a day, recently. It was a special treat for him for breaking all school reading records. He racked up an amazing 350 Accelerated Reading points for reading tons of books this school year and passing computerized comprehension quizzes to validate his efforts. Not only did he pass the 350 mark, but is still going strong, adding on more and more points.

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.

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.

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.

Two Wayne County Middle school students win a competition at SCC Teen Theater Festival
WCHS Football Team honored at Banquet Senior Cardinals were honored

Seniors and individual awards were announced at the ceremony.

Lincoln impersonator shares unique history lesson for fifth graders at Monticello Elementary and Juniors at WCHS Dennis Boggs and Robert Breon with Aden Gomez, Natalie Lower, Abby Hicks, Kevin Rosales, and Jayzlin Flynn

Abraham Lincoln impersonator Dennis Boggs, of Nashville, TN, performed remarkable reenactments of the famous president and spoke of the important part of history around the Civil War. Boggs believes "nothing better prepares the future than the study of the past."

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.  

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. 

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."

Relatives Raising Relatives meeting coming up Relatives Raising Relatives

The meeting will start at 12:30 pm. on Tuesday, March 28th. The discussion will revolve around the importance of having your child ready to participate in KPREP testing and tips you can use to make sure they are ready.

Thanks to the community volunteers for their support and assistance in the Pancake Breakfast held the morning before the ACT Public officials serve pancakes to juniors

The volunteers cooked and served pancakes to the Junior Class as a way of encouraging them to do their best on the ACT. Lions Club members Linda and Frank Dishman and Phyllis and Lewis Turpin manned the pancake grill, while several public officials worked the serving line.

Tennis teams win girls and boys matches at away games on March 23rd Go Cards

The Wayne County Girls won 9-0 and the boys also won 9-0 against Madison Southern. Congratulations to both teams for being 5-0 on the season. Go Cards!

Board of Ed recognizes Mat Cards wrestling season, complete with a state champion! L-R): Wrestling team member Cagen Wallace, JD Criswell, Jacob Dodd, Jonathan Gregory, and Christian Denney

The Wayne County Wrestling team was recognized and the March Board Meeting for their success at 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 tournament and fell one match short of the top eight. Wayne County as a team placed 9th overall in the State Tournament.

Senior Sarah Sexton signs with Anderson University to play soccer Senior Sarah Sexton signs with Anderson University to play soccer

Senior Soccer Player Sarah Sexton recently signed with Anderson University, located in Anderson, Indiana. She will join the Raven’s Women’s Soccer Team for the 2017-18 season. Anderson University is Christian Liberal Arts College that offers 14 intercollegiate sports in the NCAA Division III.

Freshman McKenzie Bell attended a state awards ceremony for her success in the Jim Claypool Art and Conservation Writing Contest MacKenzie with Representative Ken Upchurch

Freshman McKenzie Bell recently represented Wayne County High School in Frankfort at an awards ceremony for her success in the Jim Claypool Art and Conservation Writing Contest. McKenzie’s essay was selected from approximately 120 essays written as an assignment in Agriculture Teacher Justin Horton’s class. Thirty were then selected at the local conservation office and her essay was named the Wayne County winner. Her essay then went onto the next level where she was named the Area 7 Winner at the state level.