School News
Senior Dillon Uchurch helps Guffey Farms LLC finish 3rd in the state of Kentucky for Best Milk Quality in 2014

Wayne County High School senior Dillon Upchurch is a member of the Future Farmers of America, but his farming career has already started. Through the high school co-op program, Dillon has been working for Guffey Farms LLC in Albany, KY for two years. His hard work helped the farm finish 3rd in the state for Best Milk Quality in 2014. The farm was recognized in February at the Kentucky Dairy Development Council producer banquet in Bowling Green.

SCC Hosts Open House Saturday, March 28th

Future college students can take advantage of both SCC locations from 1-4 PM Eastern Time. Check out the Somerset Campus and the Laurel County Campus. Students who attend get a free SCC T-Shirt and a chance to win a free semester tution. Those who pre-register will be entered in a drawing to win an iPad Mini.

Thanks to WCHS students who collected items for Hope Lodge

Wayne County High School collected items for the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge in Lexington, Ky.

Dance Team Named Grand Champions at the 2015 Best of the Best Cheer & Dance Elite Competition at EKU on March 21st

In the final competition of the school year, the Wayne County High School Dance Team brought home four trophies and were named “Grand Champions” at the Cheer Elite and Dance competition, sponsored by a private company from Lexington. The special event was held for teams of all ages, schools and studios at Eastern Kentucky University on Saturday, March 21.

Wayne County High School to host College Signing Day

WCHS is to hold its first ever College Signing Day in May. 

Public officials and Lion's Club members cooked and served gourmet pancakes to Juniors prior to the ACT

Thanks to teachers and local supporters for helping prepare the Junior class for the mandated ACT assessment on March 17. Kudos for a great turnout of 194 students present to take the important test. Congrats on all the hard work!

Help Wayne County GT students by spring cleaning

The Wayne County School Gifted/Talented students are hosting one more scrap metal recycling event for their Puerto Rico travel study tour. They will be glad to assist in your spring cleaning needs in their collection of everything from air conditioners to bikes to car parts. 

The Kentucky United Nations Assembly creates citizens of the world

On March 15-17, 14 high school Gifted and Talented students shed their American ideas to represent the Bahamas at the Kentucky United Nations Assembly. The Kentucky United Nations Assembly (KUNA) is a three-day conference hosted by the Kentucky YMCA where high school students learn about the culture of many countries affiliated with the United Nations. While at the mock UN summit, students are bombarded with customs and issues alien to their American minds. 

Somerset Community College provides local orientation/pre-registration session for high school students

Representatives from Somerset Community College came down on Monday, March 16th for an orientation/ pre-registration session for Wayne County High School students who will be attending SCC in the fall 2015. 

Wrestling Team honored for their season after participating at state

The Wayne County Wrestling Team was honored at the March Board of Education meeting for their outstanding season, which included a trip to the 2015 State Wrestling Tournament. They concluded the successful season bringing the program’s 33 year history to a remarkable total of 809 wins.

Congratulations to WCHS Student Brianna Foster for her schoolwide winning entry

Brianna Foster has done an amazing job with the Make the Grade with School Breakfast Art Contest and her message is right on target with how better nutrition prepares for energy and learning. Brianna's art work will be submitted to the state and hopefully on to the national SNA (School Nutrition Association) level.
She is the school district nutrition art winner and will receive a Kindle Reader. 

FFA Regional Speaking Day Results

On Thursday, March 12, 2015, 13 Wayne County FFA members participated in the Lake Cumberland Regional FFA Day.  Students participated in various speaking contests (Fair - Good - Excellent - Superior).

Board approves revised 2014-15 annual calendar

The Wayne County Board of Education approved a revised version of the school calendar with the final day of classes set for May 28, during their monthly meeting on Monday. The calendar had to be amended due to the excessive number of snow days. Several days that had been scheduled for professional development are now being absorbed as school days, in order to schedule the end of school before June.

Down to the Deadline: The High School Yearbook Staff

With the passing of the final submission deadline, the high school yearbook staff is sharing its story.

Wayne County School District Nutrition Services honored for progressive food service program

Wayne County Schools were recently represented on Capital Hill in Washington D.C. by two valuable employees who have helped lead the charge for improved child nutrition. Food Service Nutrition Director Karen Gibson and Nutrition Menu Specialist Casey Holt were amongst fellow school food service professionals from four Kentucky school districts, who were chosen as “Food Service Rock Stars” to represent the state.

Local Senior Places Third in Essay Contest

Lenin E. R. Morales, 19, won third place in the 2014-2015 Fleet Reserve Association’s annual Americanism Essay Contest on January 28th. The Americanism Essay Contest is a national contest designed for school-age students.

Thank you to Dance Team and Cheer Seniors

Wayne County Schools would like to thank the Dance Team and Cheer seniors for their endless spirit and support for our local teams. 

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Wayne County Cardinals advance to semi-finals at 12th Region Tournament

Congrats to Wayne County Boys Basketball Team on defeating West Jessamine in a close game Saturday during the first round of the Regional Tournament held in Lincoln County. Good luck tonight when the Cardinals face Boyle County in the semi-finals. Go Cards!

ATC Students performed well at SkillsUSA district leadership and technical contests

Wayne County Area Technology Center students and instructors  traveled to Pulaski County on Saturday February 28th to participate in District SkillsUSA leadership and technical contests. Students’ have spent countless hours preparing and practicing for contests in  Automotive Technology, Welding, Machine Tool Technology, and Carpentry. We are proud to announce those who placed in their respective areas.

Congrats to Winners of WCHS Library "Literary Loves Challenge"

WCHS students Cody Johnson and Madison Hurd won the Valentine's Day promotional reading activity.

Wayne County Wrestlers advance to state competition

The Wayne County Wrestling Team did an outstanding job at region amongst stiff competition. The Mat Cards finished third overall in the tournament only eleven points out of first place. The top three teams were Lafayette, Henry Clay and Wayne County. Several Wayne County wrestlers will be competing at state on March 10-11 in Lexington. Go Cards!

The 22nd Annual JROTC Military Ball was well attended at Dale Hollow Lake Resort

Following the presentation of the colors, welcoming remarks my C/LTC Nicholas Kidd, and guest speaker Cole Blevins, former Battalion Commander, the battalion and their guests enjoyed a special dinner. Following the retiring of the colors and closing remarks, Principal Brian Dishman announced the selection of the Military Ball King, Dakotah Raines, and Queen Chasity Adams. The cadets enjoyed the formal dance.

The WCHS Bowling Teams enjoyed their awards ceremony

The Bowling Teams just completed their season thanks to help from Coaches Joey Neal and Liz McClain. Retiring Coach Joey Neal shared highlights about each of the bowlers individually at the ceremony held on February 26 in Pickrell Auditorium. Go Cards! 

Wayne County Dance Teams perform well at State Competition

The varsity team placed first in the open category kick competition, third in pom, and seventh in hip hop routines in their division. The middle school team placed ninth in hip hop and tenth in pom out of 16 teams.

Cardinals Defeat Southwestern to win 48th District Championship

Wayne County defeated Southwestern 86-78 to win the 48th District Championship at home on February 27th. Looking forward to the opening game of the 12th Region Tournament when they face the West Jessamine Colts on Wednesday, March 4th at 6:00 PM at Lincoln County High School. The Lady Cardinals face Mercer County Tuesday, March 3rd at 6:00 PM at Pulaski County High School. Go Cards!

WCHS Winter Guard and Indoor Percussion Ensembles place First in Class B

Wayne County Winter Guard and Indoor Percussion Ensembles competed in Winchester on Saturday, February 7th. Winter Guard received First place in Class B. The Winter percussion ensemble placed first in Scholastic Class B. They will compete again on March 7th in Winchester, KY. Congratulations!

Recent FAFSA Workshop assists families with college bound students

Students are preparing for college by filling out the FAFSA computerized forms in the WCHS Media Center. The high school counselor's office has been facilitating the workshops to make the process easier for families. Wayne County seniors are busy applying for scholarships, seeking acceptance to colleges, and making plans for future training.  

Wayne County High School Red Zone helps students achieve future goals

Wayne County High School students are receiving an extra boost in their education through a newly implemented, stress-free program called the Red Zone. This new program is unlike any other, focusing not on grades, but enhancing the skills of students necessary to enter the zone of a successful future. 

Mat Cardinals win Charger Duals

The Wayne County Wrestling team traveled to Louisville on Saturday February 7, to compete in the Charger Duals at Jeffersontown High School.

The Wayne County Schools Bowling Teams enjoy their season

The Wayne County High School Bowling Cards and Ladybirds stirred things up this past weekend at the 8th region bowling tournament in Richmond.

WCHS Wrestling Team defeats Whitley County 72-6 on Senior Night

The Wayne County Wrestling program not only includes middle school and high school level students, but there is also an elementary team which was showcased at the recent meet with Whitley County which was broadcast on channel 8. The three seniors were highlighted during the last home match up of the season.  

ACT Countdown underway at Wayne County High School

It’s getting closer...and closer…and closer. It’s the annual ACT countdown to March 3rd  when juniors across the state take the state mandated exam. Wayne County High School students will be amongst the juniors taking the test that morning just after the school day begins at 8:15 a.m.

Gifted and Talented program offers many exciting learning adventures

Wayne County students are participating in everything from Future City State Competition to Math Counts to Odyssey of the Mind to UK Engineers Day – just to name a few of the many opportunities available to students who are identified in the local gifted and talented pool.

Wayne Career and Technical Education teachers recognized in upcoming Progress Edition of Wayne County Outlook Newspaper

Wayne County Career and Technical Education teachers were recognized at the state level for their students’ assessment achievement

WCHS students got a dose of reality during the Wayne County jail tour

Political science teacher Jason Kennett took students to the Wayne County Detention Center in shifts on January 28. The trip showed the students the daily routine of the inmates and the jailer's staff. This yearly event works to discourage students from falling into illegal activity and demonstates what the community's tax dollars pay for. 

WCHS Media Center features "Literary Loves Challenge"

Have fun matching up the list of literary characters to the author/title from which they originate. High school students are enjoying completing this quiz with Mrs. Ford in the Library.

MAT Cards finish Sixth at State Duals

The Wayne County wrestling team traveled to Morganfield on Saturday January 31, for the KYWCA State Duals. Wayne County finished 1-1 in pool play with a 41 to 31 win over Calloway County and a 45 - 22 lost to North Oldham. The loss dropped Wayne County out of the top four overall. The Mat Cards then defeated Louisville Doss 43 - 32 to advance to the fifth place match. Wayne County loss in the fifth place to Scott High 42 - 33 to finish sixth overall in the twelve team tournament. The following are dual meet scores and individual results.

Waylin Matthews creates impressive 3D skyscraper puzzle

Waylin Matthews, a senior at Wayne County High School worked for more than nine weeks to complete this “Empire State Building” replica puzzle. His passion for puzzles turned into an interest in the history of the well-known United States landmark. 

JROTC Cardinal Battalion To Host Raider Run Challenge

The JROTC will be hosting a 5k, 1-mile fun run, and 2-mile run/walk at Memorial Park on March 14th. Everyone is welcome to participate in this fundraising event. The registration will be $20 until March 1, and this fee covers the run and a t-shirt as a momento of your support for the JROTC Cardinal Battalion.

Football Banquet held to honor team's accomplishments

The High School Football Team was honored at a banquet and awards ceremony on January 18 at the Wayne County Middle School.

Cardinals advance to the championship round at Toyota Classic

Scott County wins championship game by only 1 point against the Cardinals. Prior to the championship game, the Cards defeated Casey 75-56.Cards won in 1st round of Toyota Classic defeating E-Town 68-49 to advance to semi-finals.

Mats Cards Win Pikeville Duals

The Wayne County wrestling team traveled to Pikeville  on Saturday January 24 for the Pikeville High  Duals. The Mat Cards went 5-0 on the day to win the Dual Tournament. With the wins Wayne County improves to 42 - 4 on the season. Wayne County Wrestling also recorded their 800th win in the programs 33 year history.

High School Academic Team creates broad thinkers

20 high school students compete with the High School Academic Team in the Governor's Cup competitions.  These competitions include Quick Recall, Written Assessment, Composition, and Future Problem Solving.

Increased presence of law enforcement deputies provides extra security

Local deputies will become more familiar with students and staff at local schools thanks to a new program launched this week, courtesy of the Wayne County Sheriff's Department.  

Wayne County Wrestling Team improves to 37 and 4 on the year

Coach Danny Upchurch and the Mat Cards are looking forward to wrestling Pikeville High School this Saturday at 10 a.m. GO CARDS!

Peyton Woods sets school record on Retro Night during the game against Rockcastle County!

Congratulations to Senior Cardinal Basketball player Peyton Woods on setting a new school record for most three point shots in a single game. Peyton scored 40 points total during the Rockcastle game & shot a remarkable eleven three point baskets. Good luck to the team at the Toyota Classic where they will face Elizabethtown at 9:00 p.m. on January 22nd.

The Center for Rural Development is accepting applications through Jan. 31 for the 2015 Rogers Scholars program

Rogers Scholars is an intensive one-week summer youth leadership program for high school students within The Center’s 45-county primary service area in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. The program emphasizes the development of technological skills and builds in participants a sense of leadership, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a commitment to rural Kentucky.

Dance Teams advance to state competition after hosting Region 12 and 13 competition

Wayne County High School’s 17-member team won first place in Hip Hop Large Category, Pom Large Category, and Open Large Category under the direction of Dance Team Coach Dani Pyles. Likewise, the Wayne County Middle School Dance Team won first place in two different categories - Middle School Pom and Middle School Hip Hop, under the direction of Coach Amanda Phillips.

Mat Cards Finish Third at Heritage Rooster Duals

The Wayne County Wrestling Team traveled to Maryville on Saturday January 17, to compete in the Rooster Duals at Heritage High School. The tournament featured eight teams from throughout Tennessee and Wayne County. The Mat Cards finished 3-2 on the day to take third place . Wayne County now stands at 36 - 4 on the season. The following are dual meet scores and individual winners in each dual.

Board of Education Members were recognized at January meeting

Wayne County Schools are joining the state’s 172 other public school systems to mark Kentucky’s 20th observation of January as School Board Member Recognition Month.

Wayne County Basketball program celebrates local history with Monticello Night Friday, January 16th and Retro Night Monday, January 19th

Former Monticello Trojan Basketball players welcomed to "Monticello Night" to celebrate the schools 1,276 wins, along with Wayne County's 1,339 wins history which totals 2,615 wins. Retro Night features Rockcastle County Rockets vs Wayne County Bovines.

Amendments to annual school calendar

The Wayne County Schools annual calendar has been amended, contingent upon board approval, with three dates being changed to regular school days, rather than students being out of school due to professional development days for teachers. So, classes will be in session on Friday, January 16th ,Monday, February 16th . and Friday, March 13th.  Also, classes will be dismissed on Monday, January 19th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

FAFSA Workshop assists families with college bound students

Seniors worked on computerized financial aid forms which opened January 1st during a day long help session courtesy of WCHS Guidance Counselor Elizabeth Miller, KHEAA South Kentucky Area Outreach Coordinator Audrey Fowler, and Lindsey WIlson Admissions Counselor Kendra Leveridge.

Kentucky beat Indiana 3-2 in the Hall of Fame Challenge Cup

On Saturday, January 10th in the New Castle Fieldhouse, home of the World's Largest High School Gymnasium, in New Castle, Indiana, the Wayne County Boy's Basketball team beat Hamilton Heights in an exciting game. With only 1.9 seconds left to play Clay Shelton sunk the final basket to give the Cards the win 66-67. It was a one day  event featuring 5 of Indiana's and 5 of Kentucky's best high school basketball teams. Go Cards!

WCMS and WCHS Dance Teams will be participating in the Regional Competition on January 17th

The public is encouraged to attend the 12th and 13th Regional Dance Team event scheduled for January 17th. It will be a great way to support Wayne County Schools Middle School and High School Dance Teams. Approximately 10 to 12 schools are expected to be traveling to the Wayne County Schools campus. Go Cards!

Congratulations to Mat Cards on winning the Sectional 4 Duals

The Wayne County Wrestling Team won the Sectional 4 Duals on Saturday January 10 at the Rodney  Woods Gymnasium. This was their third consecutive Sectional 4 Championship. Wayne County will now advance to the State Dual Championships on Saturday January 31 at Morganfield, Kentucky. The Mat Cards went 4-0 on the day to improve their overall record to 33-2 on the season. The following are dual meet scores and individual winners in each dual.

Wayne County Band Program presented "A Christmas Celebration" on December 18th

Congratulations to Andrew Coffey for progressing to the Final Round of All-State Auditions.

All-District Band auditions will be January 13th and will be held here at WCHS. All 7th,8th, and high school students are encouraged to attend.  

JROTC Color Guard and Drill Teams Shine at York Institute

Kicking off their second competition of the year, the JROTC teams competed very enthusiastically at a recent drill competition held at York Institute in Jamestown, Tennessee. Powered by sheer excellence, the Color Guard, Drill, and selected Raider team personnel competed in a day full of challenge and suspense. Mentally and physically challenging, the cadets rose to the occasion of competing at the level of being graded by U.S. Army Drill Sergeants throughout the day.

The KET Network to host a special College Financial Aid call-in program tonight

Watch KET's special call-in program to learn more about college financial aid tonight.

Lady Cardinals Varsity and JV defeat Williamsburg on January 5th

Wayne County Lady Cardinals Varsity Basketball Team brought their record to 8-6 for the season after defeating Williamsburg at home 53-45. The Junior Varsity Team soundly defeated Williamsburg 47-13 on Monday night. Way to Go Cards!  

The wrestling team improves to 29-2 on the season

Congratulations to the wrestling team who has been experiencing a hard fought winning season after competing in numerous meets recently. Their next meet is Saturday January 10th at home from 11 AM to 4:30 PM. Come out and support these athletes at the Sectional 4 Duals where the top two teams advance to state. Good luck Cards at state qualifier!

Special Thanks to Monticello Bank Staff and extra- curricular school groups for support at Holiday Classic

Wayne County cheerleaders, band, dance team, fans, boosters, & community supporters helped make the tournament a success.

Seniors are invited to attend one of three FAFSA workshops

Every high school seniors intending to pursue some form of high education must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Federal funds are distributed on a first come, first serve basis, so it is recommended that seniors complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. Seniors and their parents can attend a workshop to ensure accurate completion of this form.

WCHS Boys Basketball team wins Monticello Bank Holiday Classic on December 31st

Congratulations to the boys team for winning the 12th year of The Monticello Banking Company's Holiday Classic. Seven visiting teams participated in the annual event which was enjoyed by the community. The team is looking forward to the upcoming Indiana-Kentucky Hall of Fame Challenge Cup on January 10th.Tickets now on sale. Go Cards!

Cardinals defeat Clay County TN in first round of the Monticello Banking Company Holiday Classic

Cardinals continue to play in the tournament at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 30th. Go Cards!

Thanks to RECC for $750.00 grant for GT's Puerto Rico trip

The Gifted and Talented program are currently raising money through various fundraisers. A recycling project is still underway to help fund a spring trip set for April 12-18 to Puerto Rico.

English Second Language Program Open House held to better connect to families

Teachers incorporated literacy into a special event to assist parents who speak limited English. Families enjoyed dining together & working on a craft project with their child.

Monticello Elementary Waynetonian Choir shared their performance on stage with Ronnie McDowell during the monthly Board of Education meeting

Represenatives from the third, fourth, and fifth grade choir sang two songs and spoke about their exciting on stage performance at the Center of Rural Development with the Board of Education members during their monthly meeting. They were treated to holiday refreshments afterwards.

Don't Catch the Flu... Check out these tips from the Wayne County Schools Health Department

Remember to cover your cough and follow the following tips

Varsity Dance Team will host Region Competition January 17th

About 12 high schools and 10 middle schools will come together for this competition, with nearly 40 routines to be performed in order to move onto state competition in February.

Winter wonder Reading promotion featured at WCHS Media Center

Students must check out a wrapped book by December 19th, 2014

FBLA collects canned goods in annual food drive

The WCHS Future Business Leaders of America hosted a food drive to support the local Hope Center. Ms. Colleen Hart's 1st period class collected the most cans of food and won a doughnut party.

Wayne County Schools will participate in third state mandated bus evacuation drill

Wayne County School’s third state mandated bus evacuation drill will be held Friday, December 19 at 2:45 p.m. prior to the holiday break.

Congratulations to the JV Girls Basketball Team on Defeating Whitley County

On Saturday, December 13th, the girls JV basketball team defeated Whitley County 38-22.
(Kaitlyn Gardner - 11 points, Natalie Spencer - 9 points, Maddy Denney - 5 points, Kim Jones - 4 points, & Haleigh Criswell - 2 points)

Mat Cards Runner up at Seymour Eagle Challenge

The Mat Cardinals defeated  No. 5 ranked AA Greenville in the semi - finals, before losing to No. 6 ranked AAA Knoxville Halls. Wayne County improved to 9 – 1 on the season.

WCHS Volleyball Team Honored at Banquet

The 2014 Volleyball team was honored during a recent banquet held in the girls' honor.

Congratulations to Cross Country runners on post-season awards

Several WC Cross Country runners made the All Area 8 High School awards. Coach Kevin Jones was named coach of the year for the second time.

Wayne County Schools were represented well at the Christmas Parade by various student groups

Wayne County students came out in force to the 44th Annual Christmas parade, on floats, to serve, and to watch. The opening banner was carried by the Cross Country team, followed closely by the High School JROTC Cadets. The Varsity Dance Team, Middle School Cheerleaders, High School Girls Softball team, Kid Crusaders, various 4-H members, and High School FFA all made appearances in the parade, while the High School Beta Club supported from the side lines and passed out hot chocolate to parade-goers.

Lady Cardinal Basketball will be playing Whitley County on December 13th after winning against McCreary County

Congratulations to the girls on their 57-45 win over McCreary County on Thursday, December 11th, after winning 60-59 in a close game on Tuesday night against Lincoln County.

Monticello Elementary Waynetonian Choir performed at Center for Rural Development Tree Lighting Ceremony

One of the largest crowds in history helped The Center for Rural Development usher in the holiday season Monday, December 1st at its annual Spirit of Giving Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration.

New Policy, Financial Recommendations on Dual Credit Proposed

More Kentucky students would have the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school based on recommendations that were presented December 8 to the Interim Joint Committee on Education during its meeting at Kentucky State University in Frankfort.

Wayne County ATC Business Program Hosts Job Interview Seminar

The Business Technology Program at Wayne County Area Technology Center recently hosted a Job Interview Seminar for high school seniors enrolled in Career & Technology Education (CTE) courses at Wayne County ATC and Wayne County High School. Seventy WCHS seniors were in attendance at the seminar held in the Wayne Theater in downtown Monticello.

JROTC Cadets Lend a Helping Hand

This past November, cadet volunteers answered the call for help during the relocation of the local soup kitchen. The soup kitchen, recently located at the downtown soda shop, supplies the needy and less fortunate with meals each week with the help of community volunteers. After volunteering downtown for many months, the facilitators of the soup kitchen decided to relocate to a facility with more room capacity. During this move, cadets were notified and requested to lend a hand during the move. The cadets were more than happy to assist—gathering a team of volunteers from the Raider team, senior cadets, and an alumna from the program.

Wrestling Team starts season strong going 5-0 at the Cardinal Duals

Congratulations to the WC Wrestling Team on a clean sweep at the Cardinal Duals held Saturday, December 6th at Rodney Woods gymnasium. The Mat Cardinals will be back in action on Saturday December 13 at Seymour ,Tennessee. Wayne County will wrestle in the sixteen team  Eagle Challenge Dual Tournament at Seymour High School. Starting time is 9:00 am.

Wayne County Wrestling Team begins season at home on Saturday, Dec. 6. Go Cards!

The 2014-15 Cardinal Wrestling Team was recently ranked 17th statewide. There were 65 teams that made the ranking list, according to the website. Senior Cecil Nevels was ranked 5th, Junior Cameron Nevels ranked 6th, Sophomore Jacob Dodd was ranked 12th, Sophomore JD Criswell was ranked 12th, Senior Rodney Rednour was ranked 15th, and Senior Trevor Edmonson was ranked 24th in their various weight classes. (Check out the schedule below and show your support for the team.) 

Support your library by signing the Right to Libraries Declaration

Each year Kentucky joins in the annual National Campaign for support for school and public libraries. The main focus of this campaign is to present signatures in Frankfort and Washington of those who support and feel that libraries are a vital part of school and communities. Please take time before Christmas to share this declaration with your classes and ask them to sign either of the large posters on display in the library or the small ones on the bulletin board just inside the library doors. Or you can print the signature page on this attachment, have them sign and drop it off with Mrs. Carol Ford in the library.

FBLA Annual Food Drive begins Monday, December 8th

FBLA Advisers Rob Allen, Dana Hurd, Cheryl Wooten, are coordinating the annual event to help supply food to the Hope Center during the winter. WCHS students will be asked to bring in non-perishable items to their first period class.

FCA and JROTC prepared close to 980 Thanksgiving meals

School was not in session the day before Thanksgiving, but there were many WCHS students on campus as they worked to prepare Thanksgiving meals for shut-ins and the less fortunate in the community. Each year these two student groups make a memorable impact in giving. Approximately 300 meals were picked up while the remainder were delivered to homes on Thanksgiving.

JROTC celebrates holidays with a Thanksgiving meal at school

Cadets dressed up for the festivites held each block at the JROTC headquarters and enjoyed the fellowship with their classmates, former cadets, and families.

Wayne County Basketball Hall of Fame held Friday, November 28th

Several individuals were honored recently at a special luncheon honoring the history of the Wayne County High School Basketball Program. The annual event drew a large crowd of boys basketball supporters who were happy to welcome the new inductees into the Hall of Fame.

WCHS Boys Basketball starts their season Friday, December 5th

The Cardinal Boys JV and Varsity Basketball will play away at Whitley County. They recently had a scrimmage with Perry County Central. See schedule below for future game dates. Go Cards!

WCHS Girls Basketball season begins Tuesday, December 2nd

The JV game with begin at 6 P.M. followed by the Varsity game at 7:30 P.M. at Corbin. See schedule below for future game dates. Go Cards!

JROTC Tenderloin Sale was big success

This Election Day 2014, the JROTC cadets facilitated their annual fall tenderloin sale. This is used as a fund raiser to help fund JROTC events such as the JROTC Military Ball, field trips, and much more. In all, the participation of the cadets was extensive and appreciated. Throughout the day, teachers, workers, and town citizens stopped by to pick up a tasty tenderloin lunch.

High School Students are benefitting from college preparation activites

On a recent parent teacher conference evening, the Wayne County High School Counselors supplied a college application session for families.The guidance counselors and gifted and talented department have been collaborating to get the word out about a variety of educational opportunities for high school students. Seniors participated in a College Application Day, and enjoyed a visit from EKU admissions counselors. Special activities were held during College Application Week to draw awareness of postsecondary opportunities. Check out the Wayne County High School Counselors Facebook page or go to the Wayne County High School Counselors Page on the school district website to learn about upcoming scholarships, awards, ACT dates, and other opportunities.

Cross County Coach and Team highlighted at Board of Ed meeting

Wayne County Schools Cross Country Coach Kevin Jones was recently recognized at the Wayne County Board of Education for one of the strongest seasons on record for the varsity cross country program, while highlighting the athletes on both the girls and boys varsity teams.

Tanner Bell signs letter of intent to continue baseball career at Kentucky Wesleyan

Wayne County High School senior Tanner Bell, in front of family, coaches, friends and administration at the Wayne County High School Media Center, signed his national letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic career at NCAA Division II power Kentucky Wesleyan, on November 18th in a special ceremony

Whitney Spencer signs letter of intent to play soccer at college level

Wayne County High School Senior Whitney Spencer will be attending St. Catharine College next fall due to a partial soccer/academic scholarship she is being awarded. Patriots Soccer Coach Paul Patton was on hand for the official signing ceremony on Wednesday, November 19 in the Wayne County High School Media Center. The senior was joined by fellow soccer team players and her family for the important event.

JROTC Teams Compete Exceptionally Well at Montgomery County Indian Challenge

As the fall of the seasons has arrived, competitive JROTC events also take center stage for the JROTC Cardinal Battalion. After several weeks of preparation that comes with extensive competition, each individual team was excitedly ready to compete at the event.

High School Art Department works in clay and banner design

Students used low-fire clay to create animal clay sculptures. In another project, students designed a banner for the Kentucky School Board Association's annual conference. The banner will be hung at the Galt House in Louisville where school board members from across the state will be able to view the art.

WCHS Door Contest Stresses Teachers' College Allegiances

Teachers at WCHS and WC ATC participated in the door contest to help celebrate College Application Week November 10-14. The guidance counselor's office has sponsored events to help students prepare college applications. In fact, 130 seniors have already applied to college during recent planning sessions. During parent teacher conferences, November 20th, KHEAA Outreach Counselor Audrey Fowler will be available from 6-7 P.M at the WCHS Media Center to help seniors and parents complete college applications.

Character education speaker Jeffrey Dean shared motivational messages with local teens

Wayne County Middle and High School students recently assembled to hear sought-after communicator Jeffrey Dean deliver an abstinence message focusing on respect, sponsored by the local HELP Pregnancy Care Center.

High School JROTC and FCA will be teaming up to serve Thanksgiving meals

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.  In addition, as in years past, the students will be delivering meals to those who cannot come to the high school. 

Wayne County High School Students are making college visits with the help of the KY AHED Grant

Wayne County High School juniors and seniors saw blue during a college visit on November 11th. They didn’t go to the Big Blue of University of Kentucky, though. Instead, these students spent a day at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky. This trip happened thanks to the KY AHED grant. Carol Ford, the WCHS media specialist, wrote the grant and won the high school $3,000 in grant money from Morehead State University.

Monticello Elementary Students enjoy mobile science unit

3rd graders learned how to create a physical change by transforming a liquid to a solid in an experiement making lip balm. A University of Kentucky Department of Agriculture representative visited Monticello Elementary with his Mobile Science Activity Center. The unit is equipped with small computer screens and scientific instruments which are used during the educational and experimental processes.

Monticello to host world unveiling of Kenny Davis Book

The historic Wayne Theater in Monticello will serve as the venue for the Nov. 20 world unveiling of a book that will likely get national attention in the weeks and months ahead.

WC Cross Country Teams perform well at State Competition

The boys team finished 8th with 2 runners running their personal best times ever. The girls team finshed 14th, their best team finish ever.

Veterans Day assembly coordinated by WC JROTC

Veterans attended the annual event enjoying a solo by WCHS Media Specialist Carol Ford and they Keynote address by former JROTC Cadet SFC Timothy Bertram.

Wayne County Schools gave their best to the veterans at their annual parade/ceremony

WCHS JROTC, Band, and Monticello Elementary Waynetonian Chior performed admirably, along with a special solo by WCHS student Emily Bertram and a Keynote Address by Superintendent Wayne Roberts.

JROTC and FCA team up for Thanksgiving meal preparation

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 24th.  The phone number is 348-5575

Dance Team named Ultimate Champions at Cheer Elite Championships

The Wayne County High School Dance Team (WCDT) competed in their first competition of the year winning five trophies at the Cheer Elite Championships, a Lexington company, who hosted the competition on November 8th at Pulaski County High School. The competition featured a collection of mini teams, studio teams, and other high school teams, with 30 total routine scheduled to be performed on both dance and cheer. The WCDT competed and won in Pom, Hip Hop, and Country routines during this competition. Since the team won, they will receive a full paid ride and move on to compete at Eastern Kentucky University in March. - See more at:

Congratulations Cards on advancing in Football Playoffs

Special thanks to Austin Garner with 20 rushes for 130 yards and 2 touchdowns against Elizabethtown. Final score was 33-27. After the victory they advance to play this Friday, November 14th against Corbin at 7:30 P.M. Go Cards!

High School Dance Team to compete this weekend

The Wayne County High School Dance Team (WCDT) will be competing in their first competition of the year this weekend. Cheer Elite Championships, a Lexington company, is hosting the competition on November 8th at Pulaski County High School.

High School FBLA united to read with Monticello Elementary Students

October 23rd members of the high school Future Business Leaders of America club went to Monticello Elementary and participated in a leadership project called Unite to Read.  They read the book The Juice Box Bully to all of the 4th grade classes. 

WCHS Students recognized in art contest

The Monticello Woman's Club congratulates Alex Bowling and Allison Cooper on their winning entries at the KFWC 9th District student art competition.

Wayne County Cross Country varsity boys place first at Region for third consecutive year

Even though the local cross country teams endured brutal weather at the 2014 Regional Cross Country Championship over the weekend, both the boys and girls were able to advance to state competition.

Wayne County Schools Celebrate Food Day during School Lunch, October 24th

The Wayne County Food Service Nutrition Department pulled out all the stops recently to celebrate national Food Day to promote healthy, affordable, and sustainable food in their menu choices. They are all about getting their customers to try something new that is good for them.

Bell Elementary students enjoyed visiting the pumpkin patch

The High School Agriculture classes shared pumpkins grown in the school garden with the young students. The Wayne County Extension Service assisted the school district by supplementing extra pumpkins since the weather conditions caused a pumpkin poor harvest this year.

Check out some Halloween treat tips included in the read more.

Beta Club Blood Drive was a great success

The WCHS Beta Club hosted a successful blood drive on Friday, October 24th. Beta Members and high school students alike donated several hours and several pints to help support the Kentucky Blood Centers.

Lights on After School celebrates 5th year anniversary of 21st Century Program

Families enjoyed activities ranging from Hooked on Science to the RECC Electric Demonstration to a creative dinner menu on Thursday, October 23rd. It was a great  evening to celebrate the highly successful after school learning program that has made a big difference for students. 

Wayne County Cross Country Teams Host Cave Lake Fall Classic Meet on Saturday, October 25th

It was a clean sweep for the high school boys and girls squads during the huge home meet which was the last scheduled competition for the regular season. The high school boys logged another win, while the girls recorded their first win of the season. Middle School runner Orie Roysdon won for the middle school boys level race. Wayne County's elementary boys team finished second in their competition. Good luck to varsity this Saturday, November 1 at Region 5 Class AA Cross Country Championship at Anderson Dean Park! 

Sixth Graders enjoy Agriculture Safety Day

Thanks to the local volunteers who taught important safety messages to students at Progressive Agriculture Safety Day. Students rotated in small groups from station to station. Topics ranged from chemical safety, to lawn mower safety, to water safety.

Fields of Faith will hold final night of Revival at First Baptist

FCA has been sponsoring a youth rally for the past several nights at First Baptist Church. The community is invited to attend the final program Wednesday, October 29, which will feature an inspiring message and Christian praise and worship music. Program starts at 6:30 p.m. The event had been scheduled for Jewell Field, however, has been changed to First Baptist due to weather conditions.

WCHS to hold informational meeting regarding competitive High School Programs

Wayne County High School is hosting an informational session for high school students and parents in the school Media Center from 6:00 - 7:00 PM this Thursday, October 30th.  Counselors will share the competitive outside opportunities that are available for students.

Wayne County Reps meet in Berea to launch new GEAR UP Program

Representatives from Wayne County Schools met with superintendents and representatives from 13 other school districts, Partners for Education staff and Berea College President Dr. Lyle Roelofs at historic Boone Tavern last week to celebrate the launch of the newest GEAR UP program at Berea College.

Congratulations Wayne County Marching Band for distinguished rating KMEA Quarter Finals!

The band competed on Saturday, October 25 and placed 4th with a score of 85.5, earning a distinguished rating in the Kentucky Music Educators Association Quaterfinal class 3A East competition.

Wayne County School Counselors call attention to Safe Schools Week with County and City Officials

Mayor Jeffrey Edwards and County Judge Executive Greg Rankin signed a proclamation designating October 19-25 Safe Schools week in Wayne County, as many other counties across the state have also done.  

WCHS Freshmen play Truth or Consequences: The Choice is Yours

Almost 300 students from the Wayne County campus, Otter Creek Academy and the Boys Camp participated in Truth and Consequences: The Choice is Yours enrichment event on October 2nd. The National Guard Armory was filled with law enforcement cruisers, a mock courtroom, and booths representing a variety of local agencies.

Congratulations to WCHS Volleyball Team on advancing to the Region Tournment set to begin October 27th

The Cardinals defeated the Raiders in 4 sets, winning the game 3-1 on the first night of the District Tournament hosted by the Cardinals.On the second night, the Cards played one of their best games of the season, but lost a close match to Southwestern 3-1.

Girls Soccer concludes season at Regional Tournament at Southwestern on October 21st

Girls soccer team were named district runner-up, but lost in the first round of regional play.The high school girls soccer team perservered through several transitions during their season. Ending the season with a record of 2 wins, 2 ties, and 11 losses. Thank you to Coaches Kelli Hammond and Tony McCracken for their guidance in the last half of the season.

Walker Early Learning Center welcomes Board of Education members for monthly meeting on October 20th
Arts and Humanities educational opportunities which are part of the Program Reviews were emphasized during the monthly board meeting. Walker Elementary students sang “My Country Tis of Thee” under the direction of Music Teacher Amy Cross. Art Teacher Tonya Marcum coordinated a student display of art work for viewing. During board business Architect Mike Sparkman reviewed plans for an addition to the WCMS. The board approved the initial schematic design.
Wayne County Schools FCA Youth Rally to be held after school

Wayne County Schools FCA Annual Youth Rally is coming up on October 26-28 at First Baptist Church. "Uncaged Lion," a Christian praise and worship band will be providing music and Somerset's Victory Christian Church Youth Pastor Chris Edwards will be speaking. Those services will be followed by Fields of Faith on October 29 at Jewell Football Field.  

Congratulations to WCHS Football Seniors!

The senior football players were recognized before the October 17th game against McCreary County. The team celebrated the senior's dedication to the sport and also their big win against the McCreary Central team.

WCHS Boys Soccer participated in Regional Tournament in Mercer County

Wayne County lost 6-0 to Mercer County, the number one team in the region, on October 20th. However the team experienced a very competitive season and considered it a success for a young team. They finished their season with a record of 4 wins, 11 losses, and 5 draws.

Seniors honored at band's performance of "Hush" at halftime on October 17th

Wayne County Band performed "Hush" at the final home football game in the midst of a busy competition season. On October 4th, they placed 2nd in their class, 3rd overall, and received the Director's Cup at the Pulaski County Invitational. They also performed Saturday, October 18th at the Barren County Invitational where they were delighted to receive a Distinguished Rating of 83.75 in the finals after making the preliminary cut. In addition, they received a fifth place ranking overall out of 10 bands participating. The quarter finals will be held next Saturday, on October 25th at Bourbon County.

Retired School Counselor speaks to high school students about the economics of attending college

Hardin Phillips shared important information regarding loans, credit card debt, and smart financial planning to local seniors.

Wayne County Schools endorse Kentucky School Safety Week

Wayne County Safe School’s Week will officially begin October 19th and will end on October 25th, but the spirit of the week should be carried throughout the school year.

High School Beta Club Members Want Wayne County Terrified!

The Wayne County High School Beta Club has been serving our high school and community for years, but their first public event is being held this month. The club will be hosting their final haunted house presentation this Friday, October 24th from 6:00-10:00 p.m. at the former Wayne County preschool building on Albany Road. Proceeds from this community event will support future Beta Club projects.

WCHS Volleyball will host District Tournament starting Monday, October 20th

The season is winding down for WCHS volleyball program. On October 14th, the team honored senior Claudia De-Hay, who has played for five years. The varsity game with Pulaski County was broadcast on local TV and the district website live. The girls will face McCreary County on Monday night in the first round of the District Tournament at the Rodney Woods Gymnasium.

Wayne County Marching Band performed "Hush" at the recent Pulaski County Invitational

The band competed on October 4th

Corbin Kirksey Competes in Boy's State Golf Tournament

Corbin Kirksey had a strong showing in last week's Boy's State Tournament held in Bowling Green Kentucky.

High School Music Humanities classes compose their own music

Mr. Logan Butler's high school music humanities classes learned to compose their own melodies through Finale 2012. Finale 2012 is a computer software program that allowed the students to compose melodies, add harmonies, and notate piano accompaniment. Students printed their music and played their pieces on piano or xylophone.

Wayne County students participate in scrap metal recycling GT fundraiser

Wayne County students will hold a scrap metal recycling fundraiser for GT on Saturday, October 18th from 7 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the Wayne County School District Maintenance Garage(Across from WCHS)

Wayne County School District’s Unbridled Learning Assessments and Accountability results released for the 2013-2014 school year

The state mandated accountability profile revealed that the overall district score fell into the “Needs Improvement” category. The district’s overall score for last year was 66.3 placing them in the 60th percentile in Kentucky.

Chamber of Commerce members enjoy being 'PALS' at thank you luncheon

Wayne County Schools thanked local business representatives for the countless things to support  educational efforts on the Wayne County Schools campus at a luncheon on September 24th. The district appreciates the valuable support from the community and shared initiatives with them for the upcoming school year.

Flu vaccines available to Wayne County School Employees

                Kentucky Employees’ Health Plan will be offering free flu vaccines again this year for all health plan members. As part of Wayne County Schools Employee Wellness Program, flu shots will be conveniently given at the work place.

                Rite Aid Pharmacist Ashton Coffey will be providing the service to local employees. Flu vaccines will be available at each school on October 15 and 16 (See attached times on district calendar on front page of website in right hand column). Boys Camp, Otter Creek, Maintenance Department, and all other employees may attend any available session at their convenience. Employees seeking further information may contact District Health Coordinator Patty Burton at 348-8484. 

                A screening questionnaire and consent form is linked below so employees may complete any paper work at their convenience prior to receiving the vaccine. Employees will also need to have their insurance card number included on the completed form. A sign-up sheet will be posted at each school in the front office.    

Good luck to WCHS Marching Band this Saturday, October 4th at Pulaski County Marching Band Invitational

Wayne County Marching Band will be taking the field in competition this Saturday at the Pulaski County Marching Invitational to be held at the Pulaski County High School. The Contest will begin at 1:00 p.m. ET Wayne County will perform their 2014 show “Hush” in preliminary competition at 2:15.

Congratulations WCHS on winning regional award for state's High Attendance Day

With all of the antics and promotions, Wayne County Schools’ high attendance day resulted in some fairly good percentages at the various levels, along with a regional winner.

WC Golf Team finishes fourth at 10th Region Tournament

Corbin Kirksey finishes as runner-up and qualifies for state tournament. Wayne County shot a team score of 324 and finished in 4th place at this year’s 10th region golf tournament. 

Wayne County Bus Evacuation this Friday, October 3rd

Wayne County Schools will conduct the second mandated bus evacuation training for students who ride regular routes, extra-curricular events, or field trips on school buses. The purpose of the drill is to familiarize students with proper saftey procedures. Classes will be dismissed at 2:45pm.

Wayne County Schools Endorses Kentucky School Safety Week

Wayne County schools proclaim October 19-25, 2014 as Safe School Week. This year's theme "LEAN On Me; Stop the Bullying!" focuses on the culture of the school.

Monticello Elementary School Wins High Attendance within the District

Assistance Principal Darran Vickery braved pie-wielding students and buckets of ice to celebrate High Attendance day with the Monticello Elementary students and staff. Thanks to each of the schools who were very creative planning special events to highlight High Attendance Day!

Cardinal Security Bank Open House

The mission of Cardinal Security Bank is to educate students about banking procedures by offering small loans and saving accounts to the students and faculty of Wayne County High School. The purpose of the student bank is not to earn a large profit. It will be operated in an efficient manner in order to teach sound business practices.

The Center for Rural Development is now accepting applications for the 2015 Rogers Scholars program

The Center for Rural Development is accepting applications now through Jan. 31 for the 2015 summer session of the Rogers Scholars youth leadership program.

Congratulations to WCHS Lady Cardinal Volleyball Team on Win Over McCreary County Friday, September 26th

The girls won three straight sets out of five for the recent win. Good luck to the girls who face Casey County Monday, September 29th, Russell County on Tuesday, September 30th, & Rockcastle on Thursday, October 2nd - all away games. The team is currently 2-1 in the district.

Middle and high school students met at the pole at Jewell Field before school recently

FCA students prayed for our country's leaders, community, and school during the annual service that they orchestrated. Several local ministers and FCA sponsors joined the students.

Scrap Metal Recycling GT Fundraiser to be Held October 18th

Wayne County students are being very creative in fundraising efforts for a spring school sponsored gifted and talented trip to Puerto Rico. They are providing a service to the community by providing a recycling scrap metal collection point where residents can get rid of used or broken scrap metal items, which they can redeem into funds for their trip.

Beta Club to Host Haunted House

The Beta Club will host a haunted house, "Dr. Caspian's Plague Dream" on October 17th, and 24th from 6-10 PM at the old preschool A. J. Lloyd Middle School and the softball field. Admission will be $3 per person and is open to the public. Not suitable for children under age 10.

Good Luck to Cardinal Football Team as they face Bell County

Fans can watch tonight's (September 26th) football game against Bell County on Facebook (click read more to see the link) or follow great coverage from local radio stations.

Z93 Country at 6:30 for the SEC Report & the Shawn Thompson Show followed by kick-off at 7:30pm.

Or follow on air WKYM-FM 101.7 or online at available on your SmartPhone or Tablet with the free WKYM App beginning at 6:30.

Congratulations to the Wayne County Marching Band for Taking First Place at North Laurel Marching Invitation

The Marching Band took first place in class 3A at the North Laurel marching invitation! Color guard and percussion both finished 2nd in class 3A. The band also placed 4th overall out of 17 bands. Great job marching band students!

WCHS Homecoming King and Queen Crowned

The homecoming court enjoyed riding in the parade Thursday night in celebration of the homecoming game. During halftime at Friday night's game, the homecoming 1st attendent, 2nd attendent, and king and queen were announced.

Wayne County School Board Endorses New Educational Initiatives

Community support need to maximize success of early literacy efforts.

Wayne County Golf Team Wins South Laurel Invitational

The Wayne County Golf team captured their 2nd Championship of the 2014 season last weekend at London Country Club.  The Golf Cards shot a team score of 315 to win the South Laurel Invitational. Pulaski County also fired a round of 315; however, Wayne County won the tie-breaker by having the lowest back 9 score between the two squads.

Homecoming Carnival Sponsored by WC Marching Band After Parade

Come to Wayne County High School for a Homecoming Carnival Thursday, September 18th, directly following the Homecoming Parade. The event will be located in the parking lot directly behind the high school. All proceeds will support the Wayne County Marching Band. Admission is $1.00 and with game tickets costing $.50 each or 12 for $5.00.

High Schoolers Have Fun Participating in Spirit Week

Monday-Mathletes VS Athletes
Tuesday-Character Day
Wednesday-Red Carpet
Thursday-Destination Day
Friday-Cardinal Spirit Day

Attendance is important and will be focused on during High Attendance Day

High Attendance Day is set for Thursday, September 18th. All kinds of special events will be held for students. Be sure and attend!

Congratulations to the WCHS 2014 Homecoming Court

The Homecoming King and Queen will be announced at halftime at Friday night's football game when the Cardinals face Southwestern @ 7:30PM. The class of 1995 will be honored with a reception at the high school cafeteria during halftime and after the game. On Thursday there will be a parade showcasing the Homecoming Court, Football team, and School support groups. The band will also be holding a Homecoming Carnival Thursday night 7-9 PM featuring food, fun, and games for the whole family; along with a performance from the WCMS Dance team.

Media Centers holding book fairs and promotions

During September 15-19 the WCHS library media center will be hosting games of cards and checkers each morning except Wednesday (see link below). Students have been busy shopping at book fairs across the campus (see below).

Employees... It's Back To You Season

Don't miss the Weight Watchers Open House on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Walker Early Learning Center - Mobile Classroom Building. To date, Wayne County's Total weight loss is 385 pounds. Join your colleagues to see New Beginnings happen right here at work.

WCHS Participates in Cardinal Spirit Week in Celebration of Homecoming

Stay tuned for upcoming spirit week activities at Wayne County High School. Go Cards!

WCHS Beta Club is Taking the Steps Toward a Better World with WaterStep

The High School Beta Club is helping to provide safe water to people around the world by hosting a shoe drive from September 10th to November 7th . Shoes of any size and condition can be dropped off at in the library or in the office. The shoes will be donated to WaterStep, an organization that uses training and technology to create long-lasting water solutions for developing countries.

Monticello Elementary Students participate in FCA before school starts

There were 275 students in attendence. Students learned about wearing their 'Armor of God' at the meeting. FCA meets every Friday morning before school on a voluntary basis.

Student Groups Support Wayne County Football Program

Cheerleaders, Dance Team, Band, and fans enjoy supporting Friday football game at Jewell Field.

Wayne County Cardinal Football Starts Home Season

After a hard fought game, Wayne County falls to Garrad County 14-7

After School Supper Meals Now Available For Students

Wayne County School District announces participation in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program administered by the Kentucky Department of Education. 

Two Wayne County High School Seniors Appear on Cover of Kentucky Living RECC Magazine

                You might call WCHS students Melody Massengale and Morgan Sexton cover girls after appearing in a photo with neighboring students representing the South Kentucky RECC in the annual Rural Electric Washington Youth Tour in June. The photo was taken by Kentucky Living Photographer Tim Webb. 

Hands On... Throwing Clay on a Wheel

Wayne County High School art students enjoy participating in pottery demonstration courtesy of Wayne County Extension Program Assistant Seth Hart

Wayne County Golf Team Wins Barren County Invitational

Congratulations to the Wayne County golf team who fired a team score of 306 to take home the championship at Barren River Golf Course on August 23rd. 

Cardinal golfers off to a good start

The 2014 Wayne County golf team is off to a strong start this season.

WCHS Cardinal Baseball Team advances to Regional Tournament

The WCHS Baseball Cards have finished the regular season and District Tournament with an 18-14 record. In the first round home game Monday, May 20th against McCreary Central, the Cards won with a score of 5-1.

Battalion Staff Designated

As the 2014-2015 school year begins, the JROTC Cardinal Battalion proudly announces its new Battalion Staff. The Battalion Staff, consisting of ten superb individuals, were specially selected by the Senior Army Instructor, CW4 (RET) William Inman, the Army Instructor, 1SG (RET) George Snyder, as well as the outgoing Battalion Staff members. These cadets were very active throughout the summer, providing a warm welcome to the new Senior Army Instructor, Chief Warrant Officer William Sands.

A parent/student meeting will be held Thursday, August 28th in regard to a travel study option for Wayne County MS & HS Gifted & Talented students

A parent/student meeting will be held Thursday, August 28th in regard to a travel study option for Wayne County Middle and High School Gifted and Talented students. A spring trip is being planned for local students to Puerto Rico.

Wayne County Soccer Season is Underway

This season’s soccer games for both the girls and the boys are currently underway and the public is encouraged to attend. They are being played on the field located on KY 90, while repairs are being made to the home football field where the soccer games were played in the past.

Way to Go WCHS Football Cards!

Congratulations to WCHS Football Team on the road defeating Monroe County 41-28 on Friday, August 22nd. Looking forward to Saturday, August 30th when the Cardinals travel to the Cumberland Valley Bowl and face North Laurel at 8:00 p.m.

Wayne County Lady Cardinals Host Annual Golf Scramble

The Lady Cardinals appreciated support from 16 sponsors, enabling 14 teams to participate in the annual golf scramble, which was held Saturday, August 23rd, at the Monticello Country Club.

Golf Scramble Fund Raiser held for Wayne County Lady Cardinal Basketball Team

There were 14 teams who participated in the annual event at the Monticello Country Club on Saturday, August 23rd. Special thanks to the 16 sponsors who made the event a success.

Bus Evacuations Teach Valuable Safety Procedures to Keep Students Safe in Emergency

                Wayne County Schools first mandated bus evacuation drill was held this past week during the daytime at each school building. The drills were customized at each individual school to help meet their specific needs in an age-appropriate manner, as well as their schedules.

School FFA Garden is Being Harvested

Students are benefitting from fresh vegetables in the school cafeteria, picked from from the FFA school garden.

Wayne County Volleyball Opens Up Season With a Win Over North Laurel

Wayne County Volleyball kicked off their season with a win over North Laurel on August 18th winning in two straight sets.

Governor's School for the Arts Helps Feed Creative Minds

Allison J. Cooper had the honor of attending the Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts three-week summer course. The program guides over 200 of Kentucky’s finest young artists through an intensive immersion into the arts on the campus of Centre College in Danville. Allison participated in visual arts which was one of the nine different arts disciplines (Other areas included: architecture, creative writing, dance, drama, instrumental music, musical theatre, new media and vocal music).

Haley Saylor Attends Governor's School for Entrepreneurs

Wayne County High School Senior Haley Saylor was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE) where creative, free-thinking teens shared and developed their ideas for innovative products and services. GSE students are empowered to make a positive impact on their communities through innovation and to become the business leaders of tomorrow. Haley explained that the program emphasizes innovation and design to help students build a sustainable business model.

Wayne County High School well represented at Governor's Scholar Program

Wayne County Schools were well represented by five local seniors who had the privilege of attending the prestigious five-week academic course this past summer. The students traveled to Bellarmine, Murray, and Morehead State University to live in college dormitories and attend stimulating learning adventures where the program was hosted.

Bus Evacuation

Wayne County Schools first mandated bus evacuation drill will be underway this week during the school hours at each school building.

Wayne County High School Football Team Plays Friday, August 22nd at Monroe County

Cardinals win scrimmage 13-6 against Harlan County on August 14th with touchdowns by Logan Gardner & Grant Shoemaker. They will play Monroe County on August 22nd in the first official game of the year.

Freshman Cardinal Academy kicks off the school year in a big way

 “Give me a C!"…as the freshmen class yelled out the Cardinal cheer during an enthusiastic school shout out of sorts on the first day of school.

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Wayne County GT Students Headed for Puerto Rico this Spring

The Wayne County School District Gifted & Talented (GT) program is participating in the FundingFactory Recycling Program, an environmental education project which will also help students fund a special trip second semester.

Wayne County Staff Welcomed Back to School at Reception

Over 500 certified & classified employees attended the opening day events. A reception kicked off the welcome back to school event.

Wayne County Schools were ready to Meet Students' Needs

The Wayne County Schools staff were anxious to meet the needs of over 3,000 students with the opening of school this week. An opening day kick off event was held for the staff on August 4th.

Wayne County High School student won a $250 gift certificate in "Savvy Woman Competition"

Senior Sheila Kessler wrote an essay through her English 3 class at the close of the school year to participate in this competition. Her essay was based on her positive experience in JROTC & belief in God. She has been a cadet for three years & a member of the color guard. She was so inspired by her JROTC instructors & the program that she was able to write a winning essay for the contest. Her English teacher Angela Sloan suggested she particpate in the essay competition where she explained what a savvy life meant to her.

Wayne County High School student Morgan Sexton was recognized for creative achievement in Murray State University's Potpourri Poetry Contest

Morgan Sexton was the winner of all the 11th grade entries for her poem I Met a Man who Made Walking Sticks. Morgan participated in the Wayne County Scribe's Writing Club for the past two years, where she served as the leader of the group this past year. She will also have a piece called Little Yellow Flowers published this fall in a book called "The Celebration of Writer's Anthology". Morgan will serve as a district webmaster this school year & hopes to become a journalist.

Medical Training Update & CPR Keep School Employees Up to Date On Emergency Care

The Wayne County School District is well equipped with informed employees in regard to safety & health emergency situations.

Back to School 2014

School employees prepare for the upcoming school year in many ways.

Wayne County Schools Nutrition Hands-on Food Production Workshop

Nationally recognized Chef Cyndie Story shared successful nutrition strategies in recipe designs. Taste testing luncheons were held to receive feedback on the specially prepared dishes.

Community Eligibility Program provides free meals to students, adult meal prices increase slightly

New student focused menus will be available at the start of the school year with a return to more prepared foods often referred to as speed scratch, according to the latest information from the Wayne County Nutrition Services department.

Wayne County Schools offer new student driven menus and healthy meals at no cost

There is lots of good news for Wayne County students. For starters, Wayne County Schools will continue to offer universal school meals regardless of income with year two of Community Eligibility. 

Wayne County Band Camp Underway

The marching band will perform an exhibition at the conclusion of camp on Friday, August 1st at 5:00pm on the black top parking lot behind the gym (weather permitting).

Wayne County Girls Soccer Team practices to prepare for fall season

The Girls Soccer Team is under new leadership. Welcome Coach Erica Caudill, who is a newcomer to the community.

Wayne County Football players participate in official photo shoot in preseason activity

Players are excited about the upcoming season after such a successful & competitive season last year.

Seniors Enjoy Senior Breakfast & Acadmeic Hall of Fame Banquet

Seniors enjoyed breakfast in their honor on the closing day as teachers wished them well on their future. Top scholars & their families were treated to a special dinner to highlight their academic achievements.

Students Will Return to School on Wednesday, August 6th Following Orientation Sessions

The schedule for student orientation programs varies from school to school. The orientations are a way for students to get their bearings on locations of classrooms, finalize enrollment, and learn expectations regarding the upcoming school year.  

Students become children’s authors and illustrators

Wayne County High School Language Arts students are fortunate to be exposed to a variety of learning opportunities ranging from theatrical performances to book sharing sessions. One of those many benefits gave students the chance to become book authors this past semester.

Wayne County Summer Feeding Program Keeps Children Fed During the Summer

The Lunchbox Express made rounds in Monticello in June & July. Wayne County Schools sponsored the Lunchbox Express to provide free lunches to children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Local cross country runner receives scholarship to Lindsey Wilson College

Recent Wayne County High School graduate Trevor Shearer is headed to Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky, after receiving a scholarship to join their cross country and track and field program.

Wayne County High School Volleyball Team Hosts 2014 Itty Bitty Camp
Wayne County Schools Honor Retiring Superintendent John T. Dalton

Students, staff, & friends were happy to recognize Mr. Dalton for his 18 years of service to them as Superintendent of Wayne County Schools.

Wayne County Lady Cardinals to be led by Coach Tim Pyles

The Wayne County Lady Cardinals will once again be led by Coach Tim Pyles, after taking a brief break from the head coaching position. Former Head Coach Allen Burchett recently stepped down from the position in order to spend more time with his young family.

Wayne County High School Graduation 2014 concludes the school year

Congratulations to the 196 graduates in the Class of 2014!

WCHS Seniors enjoy end of year festivities

The 2013-2014 Senior class has enjoyed many festivities in the past week; including Senior Honors Night, Baccalaureate, Senior Breakfast, and Graduation Practice. Graduation will be held May 30th in the WCHS Gym at 7:00 p.m.

JROTC Junior Class Visits Veterans Facility

JROTC Juniors coordinated contributions from local businesses and organizations to help veterans living at Thomson Hood, the nearest veteran center located at Wilmore, Kentucky.

JROTC Cadets are honored at annual awards ceremony

Military and community supporters presented medals and awards to JROTC members. Retiring Senior Army Instructor CW4 William D. Inman and his wife Donna Inman were recognized at the conclusion of the awards ceremony.

WCHS Band performed Spring Concert and hosts banquet

The 68 member award winning band enjoyed performing at the concert as well as a banquet and awards program to reflect on their accomplishments.

WCHS Track Team send three athletes to State Meet

In only their third year, the Track and Field Cards continue to improve at the biggest meet of the season. Even with the treacherous conditions, the Cardinals managed to send three athletes to the most significant meet in the state. 

WAYNE ATC Automotive Students Participate in Ford/AAA Challenge

Two students from Wayne County Area Technology Center Automotive Technology Program participated in the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills State Competition held at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, KY May 7th – 8th, 2014. This year marks the 65th anniversary of the prestigious student auto skills competition.

Roberts plans to continue keeping Wayne County Schools moving forward

The Wayne County School system will continue to move forward as the head leadership will transition into a new era on June 1. Wayne County Schools are nearing the end of a very successful school year, as well as the tenure of Superintendent John Dalton, who has steadily served the district as superintendent for 18 year

Farm Day is popular event at preschool

FFA members assisted the preschool staff with the various learning stations.

Wayne County Area Technology Center Student Brings Home Medal at State

   Congratulations to Chris Rednour for placing 2nd in the State Carpentry Contest.  Chris competed against 17 other secondary students from across the state and to place second is an outstanding accomplishment.

Boys Tennis Team makes strongest finish in history of program

WCHS Freshman Corbin Kirksey named runner up in the region. The Wayne County Tennis program is having one of their best years to date, with one player headed to state in singles.

JROTC Cadets Participate In Annual Trash Pick Up

On May 3rd, cadets, parents, and others teamed together to pick up litter along highway 776, 790, and Brammer Hill Ridge Road. These cadets, although given short notice, were nonetheless very eager to help their fellow cadets as well as the program.

Wayne County Track has successful regular season and enters postseason with high expectations

  In just the program’s third year, the WCHS Track team has already made many improvements compared to its first two seasons. With the increase of athletes, there are more points possible for the team to record.

Wayne Co. Raider Team Finishes Strong at Morehead University

On April 11th, members of the JROTC Raider Team and Color Guard Team were excused from their daily classroom activities to travel to Morehead, Kentucky.

JROTC Spring Cleaning

As the sun peeped over the hills of Wayne County this past Saturday morning, not only could the birds be heard, but sounds of dozens of JROTC cadets could be heard as they trudged along East HWY 92 with their handy dandy trash bags for the annual JROTC Spring trash clean up.

Fiesta Night/Arts Festival to be held during Parent-Teacher Conferences

Wayne County Schools will be holding their last Mid-Term Parent Teacher Conferences on May 1st and May 5th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Roberts named next Superintendent of Wayne County Schools

        Wayne Roberts will be the next superintendent of Wayne County 
Schools. He was hired Monday evening (April 28th) by the Wayne County Board of Education following an executive session that lasted approximately 45 


WCHS online newspaper keeps students informed

It is so easy to get the latest news these days.  The choices are numerous:  turn on the TV, listen to the radio, subscribe to online media outlets, or even download your favorite news app.

WC Tennis Team ends successful regular season

The Wayne County High School Tennis Team is on the home-stretch of another successful season, as they prepare to go into regional competition. The boys’ team is undefeated with an impressive 9-0 record.

FCCLA take a stand against child abuse

FCCLA students conducted a t-shirt drive to help raise awareness for child abuse prevention in Shannon Foster's classes. Students made presentations fulfilling National Family & Consumer Science standards on the subject. T-shirt proceeds went to buy gifts for children who have to be removed from homes and put in foster care due to abuse. Students also made care packages to be given to local social workers.

Wayne County Schools serving Summer Meals

Free meals will be available to all youth 18 years old and younger during June 2- July 10. All meals will be served at Wayne County Middle School, and a Mobile Feeding Service will be available to those without a way of transportation.

BETA Club sponsors unique Teacher Appreciation Event

Teachers advise, sympathize with, challenge, and support students as they make their journey to the graduation stage - something students too often forget. To remind some kids of that, the Wayne County High School BETA Club sponsored the high school's first Teacher Appreciation Week from April 7-11.

Congrats to WCHS Science Olympiad students Amy Angelle and Alex McFarland for finishing well at state

Amy Angelle and Alex McFarland competed at the state competition at Western Kentucky University on Saturday, April 12th. They advanced after their 1st place in regional competition in the Boomilever Event.

High School students present culture changes in the "Roaring Twenties" jazz age

Wayne County High School Teacher Colleen Hart's students taught several classes dance steps from the twenties as part of a presentation. High School students Melody Massengale and Josh McGinnis demonstrated various dance steps.

Wayne County High School Tech Ed Department appreciates National Guard’s educational contribution

Wayne County High School Technology Education students are prospering from a new Engineering Education pilot program courtesy of the National Guard.

WCHS English class promotes anti-cyberbullying through video project

WCHS Public Speaking Class students participated in KET School Video Project Challenge- Digital Citizenship contest.

WCHS Basketball Athletic Coach and Son recognized by Herald-Leader

Like Father like Son.....
Wayne County Schools were well represented in the Herald-Leader All-State Teams annual recognition announcement, published in the Sunday, April 13th edition.

Lady Cardinal Jaime Roberts signs with Berea

By working hard on the basketball court and in the classroom, Wayne County High School Senior Jaime Roberts has earned an opportunity to attend Berea College where she will be playing for the Mountaineers this coming fall.

Wayne County Schools on the move to reach full potential

Wayne County Schools are joining the statewide initiative to support the Let’s Move Active Schools comprehensive program that empowers school champions – physical education teachers, classroom teachers, principals and administrators and parents – to create active environments that enable all students to get moving and reach their full potential.

Winter Percussion Ensemble receives silver medal in Northern Kentucky

Wayne County Schools are fortunate to have a very talented and devoted group of musicians who have worked hard to perfect their skills in the new Winter Percussion Ensemble.

Wayne County High School students celebrate state literacy week with book review dinners

Several Wayne County High School students spent their dinner hour back at school in order for the opportunity to discuss two different novels they recently read.

Wayne County students enjoy participating in second annual Spring Culinary Tasting event

The Wayne County Schools Nutrition Department was planning for next year’s menus and sought student and staff input regarding the healthy choices, at the conclusion of the National School Breakfast Week held in March.

Three Wayne County Cardinal Football Team players sign with colleges

      After a record breaking Wayne County Cardinal Football season, some of the fruits of the players’ labors are paying off with three players already signing to play at the college level.

WCHS Baseball Team defeats Clinton County in first game of the season

Wayne County High School Baseball Team started their season on a high note under the guidance of Coach Shane Blevins. Since their game against Clinton County (which they won 10-3),  the team has only managed to play four of their scheduled games so far due to the weather.

Wayne County Bass Bandits host Regional Fishing Tournament for second year in a row

The Regional Competition was held at Conley Bottom on Sunday, April 6th, with numerous schools competing. The Top 14 anglers advance to state competition to be held at Kentucky Lake on April 25-26.

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