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

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

Community Readers volunteer at Bell's Read Across America special events Community Readers volunteer as Bell's Read Across America special events

Shout Out to Bell Elementary students for reading 1,152 books on March 1 to kick off the Read Across America campaign. Bell Elementary Librarian Nell Boils said the student goal was to read 1,000 books with an 80 percent or higher score on their Accelerated Reader comprehension quiz. She appreciated the students' efforts along with the teachers' collaboration and support on the event. Following that success, the Cat in the Hat visited Bell, as well as local volunteers who kindly contributed to the literacy event. Students rotated between stations in the gymnasium and enjoyed a book read by community helpers.

JROTC Raiders earn first place overall at Pike County Central Raider meet JROTC Raiders earn first place overall at Pike County Central Raider meet

Wayne County JROTC Raiders earned first place overall competing against six other schools on Saturday, March 9. The Raiders won first place finishes in three different categories and a second place finish in one category which earned them the first overall trophy for the meet.

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

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

Abraham Lincoln impersonator visits schools to share impressive history lesson Abraham Lincoln with Jacob Scarborough

He was a hit at Monticello Elementary and WCHS in his dramatic presentation. Paul Boggs also portrayed Abraham Lincoln at the Mill Springs Battlefield Visitor Center Thursday, March 7th..

ACT Prep classes help students prepare for the exam MasteryPrep

MasteryPrep boot camp was attended by the Junior class. They were split into  groups and had the opportunity to focus on test taking strategies held at the Aspire Center and Public Library. Students are also provided ACT Prep resources through the school library and extensive classroom bell ringer activities in English, Math, and Science on a daily basis.

Dr Seuss celebrated during Read Across America campaign Winston

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

WCHS Intramural Flag Football League being launched Flag Football Logo

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

Congrats to the Archers who did a great job at the NASP Tournament in Louisville! Target

Wayne County had 2 individuals place in the top 10. They did not receive a medal, but we would like to recognize them. Matthew Coy Reynolds placed 9th of 1221 in High School males, and Brody Shelton placed 9th of 1156 in Elementary males.

Team rankings were:
Monticello Elementary finished 7th out of 102 schools.
Wayne County Middle School placed 34th out of 107 schools.
Wayne County HIgh School placed 26th out of 107 schools.

Congratulations to Ragan Shelton for placing third in the individual Female category at KHSAA Region 9 Tournament! Ragan Shelton

She placed 3rd Individual Female with a score of 293 out of 300 at the KHSAA Region 9 Tournament held at the Wayne County High School Gymnasium, March 9th. This score is a personal tournament best for her. She will advance to the KHSSA State Tournament on April 30th in Bowling Greene.  Ragan has been shooting archery since the 5th grade, Ragan's score this past weekend was the highest ever for a female archer at Wayne County Schools.

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

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

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

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

SCC Scholarship Application Workshop Held JR Thompson helps Senior Jonathan Foster

As spring rapidly approaches, Somerset Community College (SCC) is eager to recruit new students for the upcoming fall semester. Thanks to SCC for coming to Wayne County High School to assist students applying for scholarships. 

Wayne County Middle School February Pep Rally Kennett brought out the boy's basketball team for recognition before their big game

Wayne County Middle School hosted a pep rally on February 8th to get everyone in the school spirit to encourage the students body's achievements so far, including the basketball team, cheerleaders, academic team, dance team, and wrestling team. 

Wayne TSA Awarded Third Place for Children’s Book at Regional Competitions Children's Storybook Winners

Wayne County’s Technology Student Association is proud to announce three of its students took third place in the Regional Conference.

Congrats to the Archery Team for qualifying state NASP Tournament! Target

The Wayne County Archery Team is pleased to announce that once again, all three Wayne County
NASP Archery Teams have qualified for the State NASP Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Center for Rural Development is proud to present The Warriors of AniKituhwa from the Museum of the Cherokee Indian on March 22 at 10 a.m. The Warriors of AniKituhwa

The Warriors of AniKituhwa are cultural ambassadors for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, with the Museum of the Cherokee Indian as their sponsor. This dance group brings to life the Cherokee War Dance and Eagle Tail Dance as described by Lt. Henry Timberlake in 1762.

Young athletes gain tips at baseball camp Head Coach Josh Bartley rounding the team up

On March 2nd, the Wayne County High School Baseball team hosted “Future Cardinals Baseball Camp”, a one-day camp to help teach young athletes the basic fundamentals of hitting, fielding, pitching, and base running.

Bell Presents Dental Day Program In Honor of Dental Hygiene Month Dental Day Program Cast

Heather Lewis' class presented a Dental Day program in honor of Dental Hygiene Month. Teacher Lois Bradley portrayed the tooth fairy for the program. 

Wayne County Schools update branding while honoring the past Jarrad Parmley

One of the great things about Wayne County Schools is the mindset to continue to improve and
provide the best educational practices for all students. It is a matter of pride as students and staff
continue to grow and add to their knowledge base and skill sets.

Monticello Elementary Receives Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant and support from American Woodmark Corp. toolbox for education logo

Monticello Elementary was awarded the Lowe’s Toolbox of Education Grant. The school was awarded $5,000. That grant was followed by a generous grant from American Woodmark. Their foundation team recently visited Monticello Elementary to share a check for the playground fund.

Wayne County JROTC Color Guard and Drill Team Cadets Compete at the University of Kentucky Pershing Rifles Drill Meet WCHS JROTC Drill Team

It was the first Drill meet of the 2019 school year for the JROTC Cardinal Color Guard and Drill Team Cadets as they traveled to the University of Kentucky on February 16th to compete in the annual UK Pershing Rifles meet. 

FFA Students Participate in Events Outside the Classroom FFA

The WCHS FFA club spent time with senior citizens on Valentines Day. Followed up with a trip to the Farm Machinery Show. 

Good Luck to Lady Cardinals at 48th Regional Tournament on Thursday, February 28th Lady Card Macey Blevins

Lady Cards play Casey County at 6:30 p.m. at Pulaski County High School. Congrats to Macey Blevins on being voted to Team 1 of the All 12th Region Team. Three Lady Cards named to 2019 All District Team. 

Parent Teacher Conferences have been Underway (L-R) Substitute Teacher Justin Cole talking to mother Brandi Rednour about her child Chandler Rednours work

Parent teacher conferences were held at each of the different school buildings during February. Thank you to the families who attended. 

"The Way to Bee" at Bell Elementary School The Way to Bee Musical

Savannah Wilson's second grade class had fun participating in the musical that stressed character education. Lois Bradley wrote the program and Susan Helms was the musical director.

Wayne County Career and Technical Education Students Participate in CTE Student Leadership Day in Frankfort FBLA Students posed for a photo in the House of Representatives

Participating in the 18th annual CTE Student Leadership Day in Frankfort on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019, were 23 members of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students organization from Wayne County ATC. Approximately 400 students and advisers from across Kentucky attended the day-long event.

Congratulations to Wayne County Basketball Team winning their first game at 12th Region Tournament! Wayne County Cardinals named 2019 District Champs, making it the school's 30th District Championship 

The Wayne County Cardinals Boys Basketball Team defeated Somerset 59-52 in the 12th Region Tournament on Tuesday, February 26th, at Lincoln County. Next the Cardinals play Friday, March 1 at 8:00 p.m. Go Cards!

WCMS Archery team placed first at Taylor County Tournament Middle School team placed 1st

The Wayne County Archery teams participated in the Taylor County High School getting them ready for state tournament on Saturday, February 23.

Making a Difference: Bell Elementary Student Collects Police Badges Tucker Kennedy

Lexington WKYT TV Channel 18 recently featured a Wayne County School 7-year-old student in regard to his collection of police badges and dreams of getting his own badge when he joins the police force one day. The feature story ran February 15th and is attached.

Nine Local Wrestlers Battle for Championship Standings Jonathan Gregory on the mat

The Wayne County Wrestling team had one state placer on Feb. 16th at the State Tournament in Lexington at Alltech Arena.Jonathan Gregory claimed his second state medal in three years, as he finished 5th in the 220
lb. weight class.

Fundraising Effort Underway for New LED Baseball Scoreboard LED baseball scoreboard

Wayne County High School is proud to announce that they are fundraising for a new LED baseball scoreboard. 

Monticello Elementary Academic Team named Quick Recall and Future Problem Solving District Governor’s Cup Runners Up Monticello Elementary Academic team with coaches (L-R) Denise Phipps, Sylvia Hicks, Taymme Sumpter, Katina Shearer

Late afternoon practices tucked deep inside a classroom at Monticello Elementary
School resembled some sort of mini ‘think tank’ as the youngsters tried to cram interesting facts into
their brains. They studied, swapped information, and learned all kinds of academic tips as a
result of this mental exercise as they prepared for their Governor's Cup competition.

DECA Chapter Competed at Regional Competition deca team

Seven WCHS students placed at the competition in entrepreneurship and marketing categories. 

ATC students place high at Regional Skills USA competition Carpentry Students

Many of the Wayne County Area Technology Center students brought home first, second and third place medals from the Regional Skills USA competition on February 18th.

Future Cardinals Baseball Camp coming up Baseball and Bats

Wayne County High School Baseball team is hosting “Future Cardinals Baseball Camp”. This camp will focus on the basic fundamentals of hitting, fielding, pitching, and base running. Camp begins March 2nd from 11:00 am -1:00 pm.

Wayne County Schools will be Participating in local Job Fair on Friday, February 22nd Wayne County School logo

You don’t have to be a teacher to join the Wayne County Cardinal proud school system. The District currently host jobs for 485 full time employees. All full time employees are eligible for state funded health and life insurance and contribute to a retirement system. Each full time employee receives 10 sick days, 2 personal days, and 4 paid holidays per school year.

Preliminary Plans for Child Plus Fair Underway CHILD PLUS FAIR

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

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

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

Cards Beat Boyle County on Senior Night recently Wayne County Coach Rodney Woods won his 900th career game on Tuesday, February 8 at Somerset High School. The win also marked the 20th of the season for this year's team. The team and coaching staff celebrated with Woods for the following the win  

Four seniors basketball players and five dance team seniors were honored at the last home Cardinal game of the season. 48th District Tourney begins at McCreary Central on Monday, Feb. 18 at McCreary Central. District runs from Feb. 18 - Feb. 22 and the 12th Region Tourney will be held at Lincoln County on Feb. 25 - Mar. 2. 

WCHS Introduces Peer Tutor Writing Program The 2018-2019 Student Mentors

With the success of this year's program, the hope for the future is to create a permanent peer writing center for WCHS students. 

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

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

Wayne County High School Library offers new Destiny Collection destiny

The Wayne County High School Media Center now has a new feature on Destiny to help students with research projects.

It is DESTINY Discover with Destiny Collections!

WCHS Wrestling Team Tenderloin Sale Wayne County High School Mat Cards

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

Mat Cards named Runner Up in 7th Region Wrestling

Wayne County placed 2nd amongst a 16 team field. The top 5 teams were Madison Central 273, Wayne County 191.0, Lafayette 156.5, Boyle County 153, Bryan Station 153. The top four will advance to the state tournament February 15th and 16th at Alltech Arena in Lexington 

Wayne County Graduate placed 2nd at The Vegas Shoot Bowhunter Flight Taylor Bell

Congratulations to Lindsey Wilson College student and recent Wayne County High School graduate Taylor Bell for taking 2nd place overall in The Vegas Shoot Bowhunter Flight #2 with a 883/900 with 50Xs and $600!

Three Wayne County Students placed at the NASP Region Tournament Morgan Cross and Brody Shelton

Congratulations to Brody Shelton and Morgan Cross from Monticello Elementary Archery team who both placed at the NASP Region Tournament held at Lincoln County.

FCCLA Promotes their Organization through a proclamation signing and activities Mayor and Students

Wayne County’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) high school chapter is promoting their student organization during National FCCLA Week, February 11-17. Wayne County FCCLA President Callie Foster, Vice-President Abby Marcum, and Member Alexie Baker met with the mayor and discussed the leadership opportunities that FCCLA provides them.

Tech Design Class Selling Valentine's Day Prints 3D Printed Rose

The Wayne County High School Tech Design class is taking preorders for Valentines Day 3D printed items. The course is a practical approach to not only learn tech skills, but to become entrepreneurs and future business leaders.  

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

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

Jacob Haynes advances to state Academic Team Competition Jacob Haynes

The WCMS Academic Team ranked 8th overall in the region, recently. Special shout out to eighth grader Jacob Haynes who has the honor of advancing to the state competition .

Juniors and Seniors are Eligible for No-Cost STEM Project Global Discovery Lab flyer

Strengthen your resume for future college applications. Deadline to apply is February 24th. 

Monticello Elementary Student Leadership Team helped coordinate canned food drive in December Icon

A team of 21 students representing third, fourth, and fifth graders recently participated in their first service learning project. They asked the student body to donate canned food items to the House of Blessings. A few of the elementary members from the group helped box up the food items which were then delivered. 

Mat Cards improve overall record in Owensboro wrestling

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

Thanks to Wayne County School Counselors for their many contributions to students Thanks to Wayne County School Counselors for their many contributions to students
WCHS Students may Compete in the 2019 Public Service Recognition Poster Contest Icon

Students are invited to participate in the 2019 Public Service Recognition Poster Contest. This year's theme, "Making A Difference" should be expressed through the artwork.

Want to read to Winston? Winston

Each month a selected group of students from each grade at Monticello Elementary, who have shown achievement in their school's monthly reading challenge, will get to read to Winston! He REALLY LOVES it when kids read to him and he is excited to meet you! Work hard, enjoy reading, and maybe YOU can earn an appointment to read to Winston!!!

Lady Cardinals Defeat McCreary Central Raiders 57-41 macey blevins

Xaivea West sang the National Anthem to start the game on January 31st. The next home game will be on Thursday, Feb 7th when they play Whitley County at 7:30 pm. 

Cards defeat Casey County Rebels 86-74 Icon

Home game held January 29th featured salute to two WCHS students honored as new U.S. Army Recruits. The team wore T-Shirts in appreciation of the U.S. Military 

Class 101 Somerset Location! Improve your ACT Score! Class

Class 101 ACT prep courses help you to find common trends in your incorrect answers and will
help you address particular areas of need. In over 21 years, more than 6000 students have
participated in Class 101 ACT prep courses and improved on average 3.1 points on their total
ACT score.

Archery Team Bring Home a Multitude of Awards at Burnside 7th Annual Archery Tournament Icon

WCHS placed first with both the Middle School and Monticello Elementary School placing second. Congrats to all of the individual winners and high placements at the neighboring tournament held January 26th. 

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

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

Students learned the Sevillanas dance in Todd Barton's Spanish class Dancing

The dance is called the Sevillanas. It is a form of the flamenco dance that is very popular in southern Spain in Andalucia. The students are learning the first Sevillana that is composed of three parts. the paseillo is the first part and that is what she is teaching them. The project will culminate with a full dance for all classes and a celebration with traditional Spanish food from Pili's region of Spain. Pili is from Jerez de la Frontera in Southern Spain in the province of Cadiz. She has been performing the dance for nearly 45 years and loves to teach it and demonstrate it. When she receives her residency in the United States, she wants to teach and work with the people of Kentucky. If anyone is interested in having her demonstrate the dance to their students or group, they can reach her at 606-515-3905 or Mr. Barton at the High School.

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

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

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

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

Cards Beat Southwestern 66-55 in Double Header Game, While Lady Cardinals Beat Garrard County 49-40 1989 WCHS Basketball Team honored

Cardinal Boys next home game is Tuesday, January 29th at 7:30 when they face Casey County. Girls went on to beat Mansion County and Clinton County in the road leading to McCreary Central. Lady Cards play Thursday, January 31st at home against McCreary Central at 7:30. 

WCMS Academic Team participated in the the Governor’s Cup Tournament team photo

Three Wayne County Middle School students placed in the individual subject categories while the quick recall team placed third at the district tournament held at Russell County Middle School on January 19th. WCMS placed third overall with a total of 22 points. Casey County Middle School was first with 56 points, Russell County Middle School was second with 24 points, and Somerset Christian School was fourth with 18 points. 

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

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

Clubs at the ATC Gearing up for 2018-2019 Competitions logos

Students attending WCHS have the opportunity to take classes at the Area Technology Center, headed by Principal John Kinnett. These classes pertain more to trade skills and business. Just like WCHS, the ATC participates in club day with three clubs of their own that can be found in the building.

Mat Cards finish fifth overall on Saturday, January 26th at the KYWCA State Dual Tournament at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia Wrestling

The Mat Cards defeated John Hardin in pool action, then lost to Louisville Desales in a close match to miss the semi finals. Wayne County then defeated Ashland and Larue County to finish fifth overall. Wayne County Wrestling will be back in action on Tuesday, Feb. 5 when they host Whitley County at home for Senior night. The Elementary Team will also be participating on a second mat. Starting time is 7:00 pm at the Rodney Woods Gymnasium.

Christmas Card Artists Recognized Icon

Special thanks to students from Bell Elementary for their festive artwork. in December. Their artwork was featured on the district's digital holiday card. They received a gift from Cental Office for their winning entry out of hundreds of submissions. 

FRC Director Leslie Randall and Winston, the therapy dog, help launch a new Reading Initiative Leslie Randall and Winston the therapy dog

Monticello Elementary students can learn more about Winston and therapy dogs through a book Randall is reading to them via a video they can tap onto online.

Elementary Archer Brody Shelton and High School Archer Ragan Shelton brought home FIrst Place Awards Brody Shelton-1st place Individual Elementary Male and Ragan Shelton-1st place High School Female and top overall female shooter of the tournament

The Wayne Archery Teams participated in the Somerset Christian Tournament on January 19th. Both Monticello Elementary Team and WCHS placed second, with WCMS placing third amongst the teams. Congrats to Ragan Shelton for her 1st place female placement in the high school individual standings, as well as overall top female shooter award at the tournament.Brody Shelton also placed first in the elementary school individual category.

Students Participated in Wayne County Unity Breakfast Featured Speaker Mrs. Jo Ann Pugh

On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a local planning committee associated with Somerset Community College held a Unity Breakfast in celebration of MLK. Featured speaker Nurse Jo Ann Pugh, a Wayne County High School graduate, spoke about her journey and influences that have impacted her life. She is the founder of 50-Yard Line Mom, a movement dedicated to helping families of athletes pursuing professional sports. 

WC GT Introduces Rubik's Cube Team rubik's cube team

The Wayne County GT Coordinator Jennifer Chaplin has introduced a competitive Rubik's Cube Team to WCHS.

Student Travelers Recognized at January Board of Education Meeting Student Travelers Recognized at January Board of Education Meeting

Students and chaperones from the study abroad Gifted and Talented program shared their latest adventure to Italy.

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

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

WCHS Art Students Building Tower with 3-D Pens Logo

Students trying to break Guinness Book of World Records with their multi-colored sculpture.

Mat Cards finish 4-1 in Aubrey Ward Classic at Eastside High School Va. Wrestling

The Mat Cards will be back in action on Saturday January 2. They will travel to Lindsey Wilson college for the KYWCA State Duals. Starting time is 11 am in Columbia.

Wayne County High School Band Adding to Staff This Coming Fall Logo

The Wayne County High School Band wants to introduce you to the new member of the guard and visual staff. He comes with a tremendous resume! Plans for the fall are well underway. Please help the band welcome Mr. Justin Clark!

WCHS Dance Team Participated in 12th Regional Competition on Jan. 12 Logo

The Dance Team competed at Somerset High School bringing home first place trophies in the categories Prop and Hip Hop.

WCHS Peer Writing Tutoring starts January 22 Lauren Hughes, Shanna Rice, Maggie Stinson, Callista Mann

The English Department is proud to begin offering peer writing tutoring during the school day starting on Tuesday, January 22. Any student interested in receiving writing assistance can visit a tutor in the library during 1st, 4th, or 6th periods. 

The 2018-2019 School Year at WCHS features New Clubs stem officers

Among this year's additions are Book Club, STEM, and Country Line Dancing.

Girls & Boys played Rockcastle Doubleheader Basketball game on Jan 14 "Retro Night" Cheeleaders performed in uniforms from the past

Cardinals beat Rockcastle County boys, while Lady Cards were defeated. Athletes wore Bovine uniforms beating the Rockets 83-43. The cheerleaders also wore uniforms from the past.

Cards Crush McCreary Central 75-42 in 48 District Action Icon

During the "Monticello" Night game on January 11th, the 1987 Monticello Trojan 12th Region Champions were honored as well as members of the Phillips basketball family. WCHS honored the traditions of Monticello Basketball by wearing Monticello uniforms recognizing all the great Trojan teams since the early 1900's.Monticello's last trip to the Sweet 16 was in 1987 under the direction of Coach Wade Upchurch led by sharp shooter Shane Blevins and outstanding forward Gary Campbell. Since 1989 the Wayne County Cardinals have made nine trips to the Sweet 16 under Coach Rodney Woods. These two programs are currently 6th and 9th all-time in wins for Kentucky.These two proud programs are now one and the future is exciting!

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

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

Congratulations to Monticello Elementary Archery Team for placing first in the team competitions at the Boyle County Rebel Classic Boyle County Rebel Classic

On January 12 th The Wayne County Archery Team traveled to Boyle County to participate in The Fifth
Annual Boyle County Rebel Classic.

Wayne County Band Students had the honor of participating in the junior and senior LCMEA All-District Band on January 11-12 LCMEA All-District Band

Wayne County band program wishes to thank guest conductors Joni Farmer and Tim Allen, plus the Lindsey Wilson College Band for hosting this special event.. Congratulations to local musicians who were selected to attend through an audition process.

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

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

Wayne County Mat Cards win Small School Sectional 4 Duals for the seventh consecutive year Wrestling

Jared Phillips 160 lb. wrestler for Wayne County was selected most outstanding wrestler of the Duals.The Mat Cards will be back in action on Saturday
December 15 when they travel to Lexington for the Tates Creek Duals.

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

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

Grant Writing 101 Workshop at The Center for Rural Development Logo

The Center for Rural Development is hosting a grant writing workshop on January 17th.

Cardinal Boys Basketball Team play McCreary Central Monticello High School Basketball Team of 1987

The Monticello High School Basketball Team of 1987, who won the 12th Region Tournamanet, will be honored Jan. 11 during Wayne County's game against McCreary Central. Everyone is encouraged to wear their Monticello or Kentucky blue shirts.

Go365/Vitality Biometric Checks Available to Staff Logo

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

Both Cardinal Basketball Teams Score Victories in January 4th Doubleheader Regional Champions from 2004 honored

The Wayne County Cardinals Boy's Basketball Team and Lady Cards Basketball Team were both victorious in the January 4th doubleheader game. The Boys Cardinal Basketball Team defeated Perry County Central with a score of 66-48. On Jan. 5 they traveled to Lincoln County's Patriot Classic to play George Rogers Clak where they won (69-57). On January 11th, they play McCreary Central at 7:30 p.m. with a current record of 12 wins and only 3 losses. Also at the doubleheader, the Lady Cards defeated Adair County 53-43 at home bringing their record to 10 wins and 6 losses on Jan. 4. They were defeated at Southwestern on January 8th and return home on January 14 to play Rockcastle County at 6:00 p.m. for a doubleheader. Go Cards!

Cheerleader Alumni Special Event held December 15th Cheerleader

An alumni banquet was held and the former cheerleaders were honored at half time of the girls basketball game with West Jessamine

Monticello Elementary School Archery Team placed first at Middle Tribal Tournament on January 5th. Archery

Several Wayne County students excelled in the individual competitions at the recent tournament. The WCMS Archery Team and WCHS Archery Team placed third.

Student Government Presents the WCHS Cardinal Variety Show first place winner receives award

All kinds of acts entertained the high school student body, just before the holiday break. Admittance was $2 or an item of canned foods as a fundraiser for the Hope Center.  A team of judges decided the first, second, and third place acts at the event. The talent show hosted by the Student Government Association made $662 towards the SGA funds. A total of 141 canned food items were collected and donated to the Hope Center. 

Mat Cards Finished 6th Overall at Battle in the Burg Mat Cards

The Mat Cards will be back in action on Saturday January 5th at the Commodore duals at Perry
County Central in Hazard. Starting time is 10 am.

Monticello Elementary 21st Century Students Present Elf the Musical JR. santa and buddy

Elf The Musical JR. performed by Wayne County’s 21st Century program at Monticello Elementary was a real crowd pleaser, receiving excellent reviews from the audience.

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

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

Sophomores and parents gain information from Cardinal College Night Jeremy Taylor

The Gear Up program appreciated the 154 parents and students who attended this special event. The college fair in the hallway included local bank representatives and college admissions counselors. Wayne County’s GEAR-UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) representatives were excited to bring a special event to campus on December 11 called College Night. The evening provided an excellent speaker, along with a barbecue dinner and convenient opportunities to learn about future options with college admission counselors and bank representatives.

Wayne County Band Members share Holiday Music at December Board of Education Meeting Band Members

Band Director Andy Critz expressed his appreciation to the board for funding the many programs offered to students. He especially appreciated the opportunities for band members. Board member Nancy Duncan received a plaque for her 8 years of service for the students of Wayne County.

KSBA Banner Being Designed by WCHS Senior Kali Sloan kali and riley

WCHS art students are painting the banner. This year's theme is "Kentucky School Boards: Educate. Equip. Empower." The banner will be hung at the Galt House in Louisville at the annual KSBA Conference with banners from across the state.

First graders board the Polar Express jessica thrasher

Bell Elementary first graders were thrilled to receive tickets to ride the pretend Polar Express train in their hallway. Conductors admitted them to the train by punching their tickets as they boarded. Teachers shared The Polar Express book as they sipped hot chocolate and marshmallows in their pajamas. It was an exciting day at school just before the holiday break.

The 2018 Jim Claypool Conservation Writing Contest Winners Contest Winners

Every year the Jim Claypool Conservation Writing Contest helps educate students on soil, water, forestry, or wildlife conservation.

Winners of Bell Elementary School Garden Coloring Contest Coloring Contest

Wayne County Agriculture Extension office presented a goodie bag containing an apple piggy bank, 4-H water bottle and Frisbee, pencils and compliments of DQ, a coupon for a free blizzard. These second graders had learned how to plant broccoli in the school garden this past fall. 

Forest Quillen holds Anti-Drug Assembly at WCMS and WCHS impact

Forest Quillen, a spokesperson for (word this better uwu)

Congrats to Mrs. Shannon Foster's 1st Period Class for Winning this year's FBLA Food Drive Challenge FBLA

FBLA Members express thanks to the community for their support. A total of 120 food items were collected and will be donated to the HOPE center.

Wayne County Wrestling Team wins tournament in Lexington Mat Cards won the Lexington Tournament

The Wayne County Wrestling team traveled to Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday December 15th for the Commodore Duals at Tates Creek High School. The Mat Cards finished 5-0 on the day to win the tournament. They will be back in action on Friday, Dec. 21 and 22 when they travel to Brandonburg, Kentucky, for the Meade County Duals.Go Cards!

WC Band held their annual Holiday Concert spreading much cheer Christmas Concert

Check out the Wayne County Schools Christmas Concert 2018 video on the front page! Congratulations to bus driver David Brumley who proposed to Samantha Church Botts, one of the student musician's mom's.

2018 Cardinal Football Wrap-Up Touchdown

The 2018 football season has come to a close, so we are taking a look back at what the Wayne County Cardinals were able to accomplish this past year.

Weaver selected to play in Best of the Bluegrass Wayne County Football Coach Shawn Thompson and Aubrey Weaver

Senior Cardinal Football player Aubrey Weaver was selected to participate in the Best of the Bluegrass All Star Football game on Dec. 9 th at Elizabethtown High School.

Computer Science Classes Take a Trip to SCC’s Additive Manufacturing Lab grooup

A total of 24 students from Marsha Bertram’s computer science classes visited SCC on Friday, November 30th for a workshop in their 3D Printing lab.

2nd Annual Wayne County Archery Classic Archery

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

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

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

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

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

All District Band Members to Perform January 12th high school

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bell Elementary Dribblers show off their skills Dribblers

A team of Bell Elementary students have been practicing their dribbling skills under the direction of their school principal. They have been practicing after school and on Saturday mornings for the past three weeks. They did a great job demonstrating what they have learned at a Go Cards Assembly, recently held for first graders. They will also be performing at Bell's next Go Cards Assembly for second graders. In addition, they made their debut on the Rodney Woods court at half time of the Girl's Basketball game on December 11th.  

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

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

Reality Town Big Event at Wayne County Middle School reality town

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

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

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

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

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

WCHS students can take advantage of new perk in their library

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

FBLA Hosts Annual Food Drive Challenge fbla

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

Cardinal College Night coming up logo

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

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

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

Monticello Elementary Students and Parents Enjoy Author's Visit Jill Frogge, Kinley Baker and Ronda Friend

 Monticello Elementary students were anxious to return to school for a family literacy night recently held, featuring children’s author Ronda Friend. They were even cast in part of her child-friendly performance...The students and staff clad in plaid and denim will most likely remember these fun teachable moments where educators went the extra mile to promote literacy.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monticello Elementary students enjoyed NED and Mindset Mission NED

NED's Mindset Mission was an interactive school performance using story telling, puppetry, illusions and yo-yo tricks to take students on an entertaining journey with the character NED, NED taught the students valuable character education lessons.

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

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

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

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

Early Childhood Education Students Receive First Industry Certification Group Photo

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

Hepatitis A Vaccine being administered to students and staff two nurses doing their nurse

Wayne County Schools are fortunate to have the Healthy Kids Clinic that moves from building to building to assist students and staff with health and wellness benefits. This semester the first dose of the Hepatitis A Vaccine has been administered to students and staff who have signed up through the Healthy Kids Clinic.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

Relatives Raising Relatives Icon

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

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

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

Wayne County School District is Going to Greece greek trip

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

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

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

Bell Elementary welcomed special guests to dine with students for Thanksgiving meal Thanksgiving

A group of young men served as greeters to show parents and friends to classrooms. Students were excited to have visitors and enjoy delicious turkey dinners for lunch at school.

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

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

Veterans Tribute Program held at Monticello Elementary Vet's table

Monticello Elementary students benefited from a Veteran's Program featuring speaker Certified Social Worker Noah Rice. Rice is veteran who served seven years in the Army National Guard, including 16 months deployed overseas. The Waynetonian Choir provided patriotic music under the direction of Jared Duncan. Special guest during the program was Army Reserve SFC Tim Bertram who shared information in Katina Shearer's classroom after the ceremony.

Bell Veterans Program features their "Adopt a Soldier" JROTC

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

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

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

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

Literary Ornament Event WCHS Literary Ornament

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

Contact High School for Thanksgiving meals Turkey Dinner

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

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

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

Check out WCHS Counselors' Corner newsletter CC

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

WCHS Tech Design Class Launches New Product tree display

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

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

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

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

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

Wayne County Schools Celebrate High Attendance Day nice nice pic

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

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

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

Monticello Elementary Family Literacy Night Features Children’s Author Presentation Family Literacy Night

Third, fourth, and fifth grade students and their families can look forward to Monday, November 19 when a terrific motivational storyteller will provide two exciting assemblies during the school day, topped off with an evening performance for the entire family at Monticello Elementary.

Monticello Elementary Hosts 'Mega Party' Fundraiser crowd

Monticello Elementary recently hosted a Mega Party fundraiser after school that students enjoyed attending. Funds will help pay for new playground equipment.

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.

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. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Women in Agriculture Conference Enlighten Several FFA Members members

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

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

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

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.

EKU Outreach Coordinator Shared Opportunities Offered through College of Business and Technology laurie and em
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.

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

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

Lady Cards fought hard at 12th Regional Championship Game volleyball

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.    

 

Safe School and Red Ribbon Week Seal

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

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

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

Seniors Learn Admissions Information from UK Admissions Recruiter UK

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

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.

WCHS Now Offering New Advanced Placement Classes for Students lang class

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

National School Lunch Week underway Lots 2 Love

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.   

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

Monticello Bank hosts Cardinal Security Bank Open House Bank

Students enjoyed the reception held in the school bank.

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.

Bus Evacuation Drill Transportation Director assisting students at drill

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

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

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

 

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.

College Application Week begins at WCHS Senior discusses honor program

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

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

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

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

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

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.  

Tech Design Class Selling Vinyl Decals poster

Perfect to decorate your Chromebook or use as car decals! 

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!

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.

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.

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 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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

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

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

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

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

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.

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". 

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.

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

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

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

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

Congratulations to the 2018 Homecoming Court Candidates Homecoming Candidates

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Lady Soccer Cards 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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. 

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.

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.

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

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

WCHS Senior Attends GSP Over the 2018 Summer colton

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

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

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

New Employee participated in trainings
Workforce Training Classes at The Center for Rural Development

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

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/

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

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

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

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

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.

    

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Enrollment up first day of classes Cardinal logo

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

Youth League Football Registration Football

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

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.

Middle School orientation well attended Students at orientation

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

Wayne County 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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.   

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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

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

Wayne County Board to add another Resource Officer great expectations

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Colton Morrow Completes Rogers Scholar Community Service Project Colton Morrow

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

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

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

Wayne County 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!

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.

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.

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!

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Wayne County 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).

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

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.

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

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

WCHS Technology Students Educate Walker Early Learning Center Students greg

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

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 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.

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

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

 

Register online here!

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gifted and Talented Program to host fundraising events Scrap Metal

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

WC JROTC 2018 Awards Ceremony the crowd

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

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

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

Kindergarten Awards Program fun for families Yvonne Morgan with students

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

Eighth Grade Honors Programs highlights student successes Citizenship Award Recipients

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

 

Preschool Field Day is Fun for Kids nichole koge

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

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

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

Open House for Fall Preschool welc mascot

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

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.

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.

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.

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:

Monticello Elementary Participates in state STLP STLP

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Wayne County ATC FBLA Attends State Leadership Conference state champs

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

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. 

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!

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.

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

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. 

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.

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.

Town Hall Meetings on Graduation Requirements Scheduled kde requirements

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

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

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

 

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

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

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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!

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.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

JROTC Ball 2018 big success JROTC Group Picture

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

Abraham Lincoln Impersonator Visits Students Across the District lincoln

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

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.

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. 
 

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.

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.

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.

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

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

GO-365 by Humana Biometric Check vitality check calendar

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

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

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

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

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

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

WCHS 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Classes to be dismissed two days next week school seal

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

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

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

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

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

Wayne County Middle School Dance Clinic dance clinic

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

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.

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.

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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.   

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.

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

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

Little Cardinal Academy Prepares Students for School logo

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

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.

WCHS Technology Student Association Prepares for Regional Conference tsa

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

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.

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.

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.   

Mat Cards Finish Regular Season 31-8 chris dunagan

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

Wayne County's Archery Teams Perform well at Burnside's 6th Annual Archery Tournament middle school team

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

County Judge Executive Visits Good News Club group photo with anderson

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

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

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

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

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

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."

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.

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. 

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.    

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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

Nuevo requisitos de vacunación para el año escolar 2018.

WCMS Academic Team concludes league play WCMS Academic Team

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

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 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

 

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
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.
 

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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. 

Boys and Girls Travel to Hostile Territory in Pulaski County on Tuesday, Dec. 12 Coach McKinley speaks to a player

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

Congrats to 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.

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.
 

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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!

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!

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.

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.

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!

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."

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.

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.  

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.

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. 

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.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cross Country Varsity Runners Advance to State! Nicole Hesse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Top AR Readers recognized at Monticello Elementary Fifth Graders

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

FCA and JROTC Thanksgiving Dinner turkey graphic

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

High School Student Attends National Leadership Academy Congress antoine

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

Archery Season is Approaching fast! Archers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WCHS students enjoy antics at Pep Rally Hungry Hungry Hippos

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

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

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

Wayne County School District Endorse Kentucky Safe Schools Week Proclamation Signing

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

Football Cards Claim the Title of District Champs Offensive Unit

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

Cardinal Spirit Store teaches students employment skills cardinal store

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

Wayne County Seniors Attended GSP over the Summer of 2017 gsp

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

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

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

Freshmen make their commitment to graduate in 2021 2021

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

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

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

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

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

First FAFSA workshop helps approximately 50 seniors with application process

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

WC Dance Team will hold Cards Dance Clinic WCHS Dance Team

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

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

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

Wayne County Blanks Rockcastle In District Matchup WCHS Wins game!

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

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

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

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

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

Girls Middle School 8th Grade Night 8th Graders

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Tanner Thompson attends PEPP during the 2017 Summer tanner thompson

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

Wayne County Cross Country Invitational Wayne XC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Help Houston Project FFA Emblem

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

Homecoming Queen and King Crowned Homecoming Queen and King

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Preschoolers plant broccoli in raised beds at school Broccoli planting session

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

High Attendance Day set at Wayne County Schools Perfect Attendance

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

 

Preschool Wrap-Around program offers personalized education Cardinal

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

Congratulations to the 2017 Homecoming Court Homecoming candidates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WCMS Hosted Successful Parent/Teacher Conference Conference ADvertisment

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

Senior Parent Meetings and FAFSA Information Seniors with their informational books

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

Middel School Girls Basketball

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

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

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

3rd Annual garden tour hosted by FFA Sarah Catron

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Golf season well underway! Congrats Cards on recent match.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Wayne County Volleyball Season Prospers Girls show off their numbers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Students Invited to First Elementary Cross Country Practice Logo

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

WCHS Seniors Begin First Day Tradtition Senior Sunrise

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bob Allen Pigskin Classic Bowl Game Queen Candidate and Football Players

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

Walker Early Learning Center students attend orientation Walker Orientation

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