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Wayne County Varsity Cheer Alumni Day 2018 cheer cheer yetet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FBLA Participates in Bell's Literacy Night FBLA Group

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

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

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

Walker Family Literacy Night Camp Read S'more

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

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

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

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

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

Community readers visit top five Accelerated readers in third, fourth and fifth grade at Monticello Elementary School Literacy Night

Guest Readers read chapters to the students gathered around them from "Hats Off to Heroes" by Ronda Friend, The author will be visiting the school on November 19 during two upcoming assemblies. She will share her "Down on Friendly Acres" series. Check out htp://www.rondaFriend.com to learn about the author. Congratulations to the students who were the top readers at each grade level and got to meet the guest readers in person to preview the book. All students will get to be read to by the guest readers through digital means inside their classrooms.

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

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

EKU Outreach Coordinator Shared Opportunities Offered through College of Business and Technology laurie and em
American Woodsmen recognizes WCMS 21st Century Coordinator Katherine Kidd and 1st Sergeant George Snyder

Both educators were named "Hometown Heroes" in a surprise ceremoony at the start of the after school 21st Century Program. The surprise announcement was made in front of some 150 students who enjoyed cupcakes from American Woodsmen.

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

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

Women in Agriculture Conference Enlighten Several FFA Members members

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

Safety at Wayne County Schools emphasized with proclamation signing signing

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

Bell Elementary Second Graders Perform Special Nutrition Program cast

Bell Elementary second graders in Jan Lewis’ classroom were cast in an informative nutrition special
program coordinated by health/physical education teacher Lois Bradley.

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

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

Author Mike Artell will be speaking at WCMS after school book

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

Lady Cards fought hard at 12th Regional Championship Game volleyball

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

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

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

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

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

Elementary Cross Country Season Underway Cross Country Girls

Elementary Cross Country runners have had a busy season competing at various meets. Girls Elementary Team placed first at the Cave Lake Fall Classic on October 20th.

Visitors Share Native American Artifacts with Middle School Students steve cundiff

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

Walker Safety Day Benefits Youngest Learners Safety Day

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

A Look into the Future....ABC Careers Program launched Special Performance Events at Bell Elementary A jockey's career was included in the program

Mindy Bell's second grade class were featured in a wonderful program portraying different careers, under the direction of Music Teacher Susan Helms, who is organizing a series of beneficial kids programs based on their "Community Helpers" and "What I Want to be When I Grow Up" units.  At the first assembly, the students were accompanied by an engaging ABC Career video that played in the background that explored different career options. On Thursday, October 25th, Jan Lewis' second grade classroom will be performing for the second grade classes and parents in the Bell Elementary's gymnasium The program is called "Fantastic 5 Food Stars" and ties in with their C.A.T.C.H. wellness program. Bell Elementary second graders can look forward to a Veteran's Program coming up on November 8th with representatives from the JROTC and local veterans with another special second grade classroom leading the program. 

Bell Elementary receives health/wellness grant Lois Bradley shows off some of the materials purchased through the grant

  First and second graders at Bell Elementary are benefitting from a new program being implemented this school year through the health/physical education classes geared towards child health.

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

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

Safe School and Red Ribbon Week Seal

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

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

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

 

Bell Elementary students enjoy Science lesson in school garden pumpkin patch Girl holding pumpkin

Wayne County Extension Agriculture Service and FFA provided an outdoor classroom experience for first and second graders, recently. There were 600 pumpkins harvested so every child received their very own pumpkin in conjunction with a lesson on how pumpkins grow. 

Seniors Learn Admissions Information from UK Admissions Recruiter UK

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

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

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

WCHS Now Offering New Advanced Placement Classes for Students lang class

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

WCHS Boys Soccer Team concludes Season All District Team

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

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

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

National School Lunch Week underway Lots 2 Love

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UK Agriculture Roundup Positive Experience for 11 FFA Students UK Roundup

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

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

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

Upcoming FAFSA Workshop FAFSA

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

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

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

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

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

Softball Team Boosters sponsoring haunted house Holler of Death

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

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

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

Bell Elementary Special Education Department Receives $2,000 Grant mary wright

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Bell Elementary Special Education Department a $2,000 grant to support youth literacy.

Monticello Bank hosts Cardinal Security Bank Open House Bank

Students enjoyed the reception held in the school bank.

October Board of Ed Meeting Features Architect's Drawings for the ATC and Special Recognition of Cadet Sergeant Daniel Ward daniel and family

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

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

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

Monticello Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences held for first nine weeks Parent Teacher Conference

The first round of Parent Teacher Conferences were well attended at Monticello Elementary. Upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled at Bell Elementary on October 4th from 4 to 7 p.m. and Walker Elementary is October 16th and 23rd, from 4-7 p.m.

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

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

 

Bus Evacuation Drill Transportation Director assisting students at drill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

College Application Week begins at WCHS Senior discusses honor program

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

Vitality Biometric Screenings Scheduled for staff during October

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

Middle School's Newsletter is informative WCMS Newsletter

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

Tech Design Class Selling Vinyl Decals poster

Perfect to decorate your Chromebook or use as car decals! 

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

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

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

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

Spirit Week was a success at WCHS senior hallway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WCHS Student Cole Bell Chosen for Craft Academy cole bell

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

Homecoming Candidates and Football Team parade through downtown homecoming group photo

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

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

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

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

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

Relatives Raising Relatives to Meet September 25th family support flyer

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

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

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

Attendance Today... Achieve Tomorrow Attendance Matters

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

Grandparents Days celebrated at Bell Elementary Grandparents Day

Grandparents visited their grandchild's classroom and then enjoyed snacks together, as well as shopping at the Book Fair.

Band performs in first competition of the season WCHS Band

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

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

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

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

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

Congratulations to the 2018 Homecoming Court Candidates Homecoming Candidates

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Check out WCHS Literacy News Computer

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

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

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

WCHS Participates in the Journey Down Under Travel Study Tour rainforest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Patriotism at its Best.....Student notices need for new flag The American Flag

Bell Elementary received a new American Flag courtesy of a second grader and his family. Grayson Denny noticed the school needed a new flag at parent pick up and took action. 

WCHS Senior Attends GSP Over the 2018 Summer colton

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

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

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

Workforce Training Classes at The Center for Rural Development

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

New Employee participated in trainings
WCHS Students honored for participating in summer learning opportunities Students Nate Helton, Mckenzie Crabtree, Nicole Hesse, and Colton Morrow were all honored for participating in these events

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

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1st Annual Men's Basketball Lettermen Golf Outing Cardinal and Trojan

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

Parents and guardians check out Born Learning Academy BornLearning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    

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

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

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

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

First Day of school exciting for students at Wayne County Schools First graders Navaeh Davis and Jasper Clark were assisted by  teacher Hannah Parmley

First and second graders were happy to come to school and enjoyed all the first day activities underway in their classrooms.

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

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

WCHS Girls Volleyball Team experiencing awesome season Volleyball Teams winning season

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

Workforce training classes at The Center for Rural Development

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Youth League Football Registration Football

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

Enrollment up first day of classes Cardinal logo

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

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

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

Middle School orientation well attended Students at orientation

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

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

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

Kindergarten Orientation big success Eli Floyd

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

Monticello Elementary Orientation program kicks off school year Teacher assists student with bookbag

Third graders and their families met administrators, teachers, and even Winston, a trained therapy dog that will be part of a reading incentive program. Fourth and fifth graders had their own orientations on another night at Monticello Elementary.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Learning Academy Events celebrate student progress Seniors received fly fishing rods

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

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

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

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

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

WCHS Student Nicole Hesse Chosen for Rogers Scholar Program rogers scholars

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

2018 Academic Hall of Fame 2018 academic hall of fame

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

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

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

First graders get acquainted with Bell Elementary during orientation 1st graders Daria Harvey and Brayden Crabtree with teacher Jessica Thrasher

Approximately 400 students and their families were excited to meet their new teachers in their classrooms. Families also had an option to attend a learning fair in the cafeteria for transportation, health, and extracurriculars. Students observed the new Kinetex antibacterial carpeting in the media center.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wayne County Board to add another Resource Officer great expectations

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colton Morrow Completes Rogers Scholar Community Service Project Colton Morrow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Children Enjoy Nutritionist Visit to Bell Elementary melinda turner

Melinda Turner, senior manager of School Health and Wellness, shared a lesson on The Dairy Alliance with first and second graders.

DVDs Available from School Special Events dvd boooois

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

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

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

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

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

Spring Planting and Garden Maintenance throwin hay

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Monticello Elementary Students Earn Trip to El Cazador for their Excellence in Spanish Studies el cazador pic

Monticello Elementary students are fortunate to be able to study the Spanish language in third, fourth and fifth grades

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

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

WCHS Technology Students Educate Walker Early Learning Center Students greg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Register online here!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beauty and the Beast Jr. had two evening performances and a short daytime school performance Dancing with Beauty and the Beast

Monticello Elementary third, fourth and fifth graders did an outstanding job portraying characters in the wonderful musical. The students worked hard at drama practices after school through the 21st Century Program for a semester. The evening performances for the public received standing ovations.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WC JROTC 2018 Awards Ceremony the crowd

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

Gifted and Talented Program to host fundraising events Scrap Metal

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

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

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

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

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

Eighth Grade Honors Programs highlights student successes Citizenship Award Recipients

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

Kindergarten Awards Program fun for families Yvonne Morgan with students

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monticello Elementary recognizes student achievements at Honors Programs Allison Perez smiles during the fourth grade awards ceremony

Third, fourth, and fifth graders were recognized in individual ceremonies.

First and Second graders honored at Awards Program Savanna Bates stands with her classmates after receiving her awards

Bell Elementary students received awards for citizenship, AR attendance, mastery in reading/math, site words, hand-writing, and character education.

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

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

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

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

District Competition Coming Up for Baseball and Softball Teams baseball

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

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

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

Preschool Field Day is Fun for Kids nichole koge

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

21st Century Gearing Up for Summer Program camp ad

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

 

Open House for Fall Preschool welc mascot

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

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

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

WCHS Band Enjoyed their Yearly Dollywood Trip The Percussionists

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

Spring Band Concert Held May 9th critz and the band

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

K-PREP Testing Underway Across Campus Chalk Art

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

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

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

WELC Teacher Requests guidelines Walker Early Learning Center Cardinal

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

Monticello Elementary Participates in state STLP STLP

Students from the after school Robotics class participated in the competition.

46 Years Celebrating National School Nurse Day Nurse Appreciation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WCHS Prom was a blast! Prom 2018

Wayne County High School holds another exciting Prom.

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

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

American Woodmark Corp. help schools through three charitable donations

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

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

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

Book Fairs Underway at WCMS and Bell Elementary Book Fair

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anti-Drinking Assembly Hosted by Blake McMeans Blake McMeans
ACT Torch Prep Students and Steven Staten

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wayne County ATC FBLA Attends State Leadership Conference state champs

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Bus Evacuation Drill set for Friday April 27th School Bus Evacuation Drill
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2018 Child Plus Fair Takes Place on Friday April 27th Early Learning Center Logo

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

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

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

Monticello Elementary Students Participate in an Environmental Education Day fsdfs

Fourth graders enjoyed spending the day at Lake Cumberland 4-H camp in Jabez, KY. Students participated in sessions on mammals, rocks, and birds thanks to the extension service 4-H camp.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

College Signing Day Coming Up! College Signing Day

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

“Call for Presentations”: Big South Fork NRRA and Obed Wild & Scenic River 2018 Science Meeting on April 18 Raccoon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vitality Checks Underway for Employees Paige Armstrong

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

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

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

 

Town Hall Meetings on Graduation Requirements Scheduled kde requirements

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

Students Enjoyed the "Saddle Up" Theme at Bell's Family Literacy Night barn classroom

On March 15th, the staff at Bell celebrated literacy in a big way. Families of first and second graders attended the evening event with food, stick horse races, and rotating reading events in classrooms beautifully decorated in Western attire, barns, and wagons.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monticello Elementary Know Your Facts Know Your Facts Drawing Winners

Third graders participated in a weekly drawing after they mastered their multiplication facts successfully. Students got to pick their favorite prize as their name was drawn. Teachers and students had a great time during the brief reward program that helped get their day off to a good start!

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.