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

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

Iota Chapter of Delta Kappa Ganma Society International brings supplies to new teachers retired teachers

Teachers appreciated a nice gesture from the local chapter of educators from Wayne and neighboring counties who donated bags of teaching supplies. Delta Kappa Gamma Society International promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. New teachers were encouraged by their support.

Wayne County Marching Cards took the Field in the Madison Southern Eagle Classic Wayne County Marching Cards

Last weekend on Saturday, September 16th, the Wayne County Marching Cards took the field in the Madison Southern Eagle Classic held at Madison Southern High School.

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!

Learning Academy students take first field trip Wayne County LEarning Academy

8th-12th graders toured the Judicial Center and historical sites downtown

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!  

 

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) 

 

 

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.

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

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

Huge Turnout for Wayne County Little League Football Program Boys in the lineup

There was a massive turnout for the Wayne County Little League Football Program this year. The program is made up of three teams in the first and second grade range and two teams in the third through sixth grade range. The teams compete during August and September. Cheerleading teams corresponding with the age groups support the teams.

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.

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.

Nicole Hesse Graduates from The Center for Rural Development's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) Nicole Hesse

Over the summer Wayne County High School student Nicole Hesse attended and graduated from The Center for Rural Development's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute.

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.

2017 "Go Cards"All Stars Awards presented to Staff Go Cards Winners

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. 

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!

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!

Spots still available in Wrap-around Preschool Program Teaching children

Preschoolers can partcipate in the program before or after their half-day class. The young learners benefit by participating in enrichment activities and close involvement wth the teacher to become kindergarten ready.

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!

Good Luck to the Wayne County Golf Team at Home Match on August 29th Wayne County Schools Gold

The Boys and Girls Golf Team play McCreary Central at Monticello Country Club on Tuesday, August 29th. Good luck Cards!

Wayne County 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.

ELL Migrant Program Center being established with help of Lowes Grant and Volunteers

Lowe’s Somerset Store volunteers graciously assisted in remodel efforts for the new Migrant Education Center, after the school received two Lowe's Toolbox for Education grants. The contributions of labor and funds were greatly appreciated and will help meet the needs of the district’s highly successful ELL/Migrant Program.

         

Kentucky Board of Education Unanimously Approves Accountability System: Discuss Charters Kentucky Department of Education Logo

At a special meeting in Frankfort on August 23, the Kentucky Board of Education unanimously approved the regulation that will govern Kentucky's new accountability system under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Senate Bill 1 (2017).

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.

Non-Traditional Instruction Days begin at Wayne County Schools Watching the eclipse

Students participated in a NTI day to observe the National Solar Eclipse Day.The total eclipse provided many teachable moments.

WCHS Seniors Begin First Day Tradtition Senior Sunrise

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

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

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

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

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

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.  

Project Lead the Way Whitecoat
Welcome teachers new to Wayne County Schools Teacher Training

Teachers new to the system recently participated in professional development training customized to welcome them into Wayne County Schools. Additional future trainings will be scheduled to assist them in familiarizing themselves with district policies and procedures as a special benefit. This targeted support will help mentor new teachers and the curriculum and instructional coaches will join in the support.

WKU invites teachers to Hilltopper Football game September 23 Hilltopper Football

Discounted tickets will be available to educators and their families

Over 90 Bus drivers participated in Transportation training on August 7th Bus Driver Training

Informative videos on bus behavior and required medical training certifications were part of the 8-hour update.

Congratulations to Wayne County Nutrition Services Director on well earned state recognition award Karen Gibson

Congratulations to Wayne County Nutrition Services Director Karen Gibson on earning the Kentucky School Nutrition Association (KSNA) Director of the Year Award. It comes as no surprise to Wayne County School employees that Gibson received this state award after serving Wayne County students and the staff for 20 years in such a professional manner.

1:1 initiative begins in Wayne County School District with distribution of Chromebooks Chromebooks

Wayne County students in middle school and high school are benefitting from a program recently initiated called 1:1. The program allows each middle or high school student the opportunity to take a school issued Chromebook home to complete school work. Students are also benefitting from classes at school that integrate technology in a helpful way.

Suspense building towards new school year Back to School

Enthusiasm is high amongst students anticipating the new school year at Wayne County Schools. Especially after families have visited the schools to meet teachers and see the freshly polished classrooms decorated with inviting themes conducive to learning. They have been attending back to school orientations to kick off the 2017-18 school year, which begins August 16th.

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

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

First responder employees, special needs student educators, and coaching staffs participated in 2 year CPR and AED training CPR Training

Wayne County Schools has numerous employees participate in this valuable training to perhaps save a life in an emergency situation. The state recommends a minimum of two employees per buidling be trained in these life saving skills, but fortunately Wayne County greatly exceeds this requirement.

Local FFA chapter participates in county fair FFA Fair Car

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

Wayne County Nutrition Service employees benefitted from a seminar featuring guest speaker JoAnne Robinette called "Keeping on Track- We can do it!" Training Photo

Food safety and team building were amongst the topics discussed at the one day training event held in Turner Cafeteria.

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

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

Special Needs staff members benefit from training before school starts training

Wayne County Schools Health Coordinator Patty Burton led an informative workshop for staff members who work with special needs children.

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

Monticello Elementary students had a unique opportunity to explore the field of robotics during the school year. Family Resource Center Director Leslie Randall facilitated an after school program where students learned how to build basic robots and learn entry level programming to control them.

Wayne County School System Orientation Dates Upcoming Aerial shot

Wayne County School teachers and staff members will be rolling out the red carpet to students at back to school orientations before the first day of classes for students on Wednesday, August 16th.

2017-18 FFA Officer Team attend training Officer Group Photo

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

“Meet the Cardinals” event set for August 17 Go Cards!

Football fans will get a chance to see the 2017 Wayne County team on the field during “Meet the Cardinals,” which is set for Thursday, August 17 at 6 p.m. at Jewell Field. Admission is $3.

Billboards remind drivers to stop for school buses Stop sign billboard

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – As a new school year approaches, Kentucky drivers will soon see reminders to watch out for stopped school buses.  This week, 51 billboards started going up across the state that warn of the danger of passing a stopped school bus. The billboards feature an extended stop sign arm on the side of a school bus with the words, "It's not JUST a stop sign, it's a child's life."

Wayne County High School Summer Band Camp underway Band members practice new program at camp

Band students begin to learn new upbeat "Xtra" program during two-week camp. Musicians work hard learning choreography and music for 2017 marching season.

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

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

Wayne County Food Service Program provides another successful summer feeding program Summer feeding program

Wayne County’s Summer Food Service Program has been making sure students’ stomachs are full even when classrooms are empty. Besides just finishing serving the 21st Century Program’s Camp based at Wayne County Middle School, the Lunchbox Express mobile feeding truck has been on the road providing nutritious food to children in the community.  The summer meals program has been serving approximately 300 meals daily.

Wayne County School District Teachers honored by Campbellsville University Award recipients

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky’s 2017 Elementary Teacher of the Year, Kellie Jones of Taylor County’s Intermediate School, urged the teachers to whom she spoke at Campbellsville University to “keep your passion for teaching” and “Students today need passionate and energetic influence in their learning and in their lives.”

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

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

Wayne County Board of Education recognizes retirees at reception in their honor Group photo of retirees

This past school year, 22 employees retired with a total of 549 amazing years of service to the students of Wayne County Schools. Thank you for your service!

Two Wayne County students represent district at prestigious Craft Academy Natalie Hutchinson and Ben Rose

Wayne County Schools are fortunate to have two students who are such strong academic achievers that they fall in a class of their own – in fact, they represent the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s best and brightest.

It’s over! Kentucky’s All-Star boys defeat Indiana for the first time since 2008 Photo by Matt Goins

They didn’t make it easy on themselves, but Kentucky’s All-Star boys did what the last eight senior classes could not by defeating the Indiana All-Stars 111-110 in double overtime Sunday evening at the Frankfort Convention Center.

This story has been reprinted from its original appearance in the Herald Leader. It has been published by Wayne County Schools with the permission of Reporter Josh Moore, of the Herald Leader.

Wayne County Schools provide information regarding the facility tax proposal Cardinal Seal

The following questions and answers provide information about a proposed facility equivalent tax that is currently being considered to make a significant impact towards enhancing local workforce development. The facility tax would be used to secure additional state funding towards the goal of a new early college and career center to replace and expand the existing Wayne County Area Technology Center.

CADET SERGEANT FIRST CLASS ETHAN MORROW EARNS DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP AWARD AT JUNIOR CADET LEADERSHIP CAMP 2017 Cadet Ethan Morrow

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

WAYNE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL JROTC CADETS PERFORM WELL AT JUNIOR CADET LEADERSHIP CAMP 2017 Group photo

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

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

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

Wayne County Schools provide a highly skilled workforce to meet jobs of the future Cardinal Logo

 Wayne County Schools are prepared to make a significant investment in community workforce development through the construction of a new early college and career center to replace and expand the existing Wayne County Area Technology Center.  In order to secure additional state funding for this project, the district must levy an additional facilities tax that will open the door for the state legislature to authorize equalization funding and significantly increase the district’s capacity to meet facility needs.

Project Graduation was a big success Project Graduation Group Photo

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

Senior Sheralee Warriner receives Bluegrass Cellular Scholarship Bluegrass Cellular Logo

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

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

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

 

Treetop Adventure to reward teachers June 5-9 Tree Top Adventure Picture

Treetop Adventure at Levi Jackson State Park in London has designated the first full week of June as Teachers Appreciation Week.

Pledge to Read This Summer! Book

The Kentucky Department of Education encourages students to keep reading this summer. Students in Wayne County have access to the new public library to check out books to read. Take the pledge to read this summer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Senior Walkthrough was very special event for all involved Walkthrough

Underclassmen across the campus enjoyed cheering for the out going seniors on the last day of school. There were some tears shed and several hugs along the route by both seniors, staff, and family members as the future graduates dressed in red cap and gowns marched down the hallways of each school.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wayne County School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program Wayne County School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program

Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times as follows:

Professional Development trainings held for teaching staff to prepare for more rigorous content in the upcoming school year Bell Elementary teachers participate in training

Teachers across the district are working together to take another step in upgrading the curriculum in a series of professional development opportunities on campus. The first part of their training was geared towards exploring a model for instruction inside their content area. They worked through a series of tasks in Converge software to help with a vision for high quality instruction. The second part of the professional development was to look at the content standards  and model them for building a common understanding of what students need to know to master the standards.  

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

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

Softball seniors honored at game Senior

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

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

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

Senior Breakfast honors graduates seniors enjoying final breakfast at school

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

Congrats to Regional Track Athlete Zachary Tucker Athlete Zachary Tucker

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

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

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

Boys Tennis team places at region Runners Up

The Wayne County Boy's Tennis Team placed second in the region as Runner-Up during regional play.

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

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

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

Several student vocalists, musicians, and actors were featured.

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

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

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

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

Tennis teams compete at region Boys tennis

The Wayne County Tennis teams competed in region last week. Each team competed impressively and indicated the success of their season through their performances.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scholarships and awards were presented to numerous seniors.

Wayne County High School Alumni Band Concert held May 21st Former Band Director Gerald Pickrell leads the band

Former band leaders were on hand to celebrate with current band members, staff, and alumni on April 21st. Following the concert, a dinner and alumni reception was hosted. Each alumni that attended the concert was recognized. The Master of Ceremonies was Jason Kennett with Guest Speaker Brian Dishman.

 

Wayne County Tennis concludes their regular season Wayne County Tennis concludes their regular season

The Wayne County Tennis team has recently concluded their regular season. Our boys' team went undefeated at 12-0. Meanwhile, our girls had a very successful season at 8-3. Both teams will attend Regionals at Centre College on May 5, 6, and 8. Congratulations to the following students for making it to Regionals: Morgan Munsey, Macie Weaver, Kaitlyn Garner, Presley Roberts, Cassie Stockton, Grayson Roberts, Corbin Kirksey, Zach Dishman, Cameron East, Alex McFarland, Sam Fairchild, and Brody Weaver. Good luck!

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

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

Yearbooks hot off the presses Yearbook icon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wayne County High School Bat Cards season underway with the field being named the Earl and Vannie Hatfield Field recently Pitcher Dalton Garner

Wayne County Bat Cards played Southwestern on April 20th in a close home game where they barely lost after 10 innings, followed by a game on April 21st at Casey County with a loss 4-8. The team is in a rebuilding year with an overall record currently 7-11. One of the highlights of the season has been playing in Panama City Beach on April 4-7. The Wayne County Board of Education recently approved naming the facility the Earl and Vannie Hatfield Field to recognize their generous support.   

Summer classes at SCC provide new, returning and visiting students a chance to get ahead Photo of two students working together in a class at SCC

Somerset, Ky. – Did you know new, returning and visiting college students can take classes over the

summer at Somerset Community College (SCC)?

WCMS Arts Exhibit coming up May 2 Art Show 2016

The public is invited to take advantage of an upcoming special arts show at Wayne County Middle School, coupled with a school event that will be very special. Admission will be free.

Alumni band concert coming up Alumni band concert coming up

The Wayne County High School Band will be hosting a concert at 6:00 p.m. this Friday night followed by

a dinner and alumni reception at the high school from 7:00-9:30 p.m.

FFA members compete at WKU Agriscience Day Westin Coffey

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

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

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

Final Mandated Transportation Evacuation Drill to be held Friday, April 21 Driver Misty Hicks handed her drill sheet to Transportation Coordinator Tim Pyles

Classes will be dismissed at 2:45 p.m. in order for students and bus drivers to participate in timed evacuation drills to practice emergency procedures. Wayne County Schools have an excellent safety record logging an amazing 2,744.8 miles per day. The last drill was held just before Spring Break.

Sophomores participate in WCHS Operation Preparation Tiana Scott

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

WCHS Juniors register for classes Justin Alley and Fount Godsey

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

4H Communications night to be held on April 20 4H Clover
The 4-H Talent Show is coming up The 4-H Talent Show is coming up

Participants must pre-register by April 14, 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Commissioner Pruitt: Charter application process won't be simple, contracts between districts, charters critical Commissioner Pruitt: Charter application process won't be simple, contracts between districts, charters critical; KDE setting up special charter school unit

Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt says the new law allowing charter schools in Kentucky can be a boost to ensuring all children have an excellent education. But he also says the success of charter schools can’t happen without a collaborative relationship between charters and local public school districts.

SCC and Watershed Arts Alliance welcome Afrikania Cultural Troupe to campus; free community performance scheduled April 10 Afrikana Cultural Troupe

Somerset, Ky. – Gideon Alorwoyie and the Afrikania Cultural Troupe of Ghana, a unique, authentic and

artistic group of performers, will be at Somerset Community College (SCC) on Monday, April 10 at 6 p.m.

for a free, public event.

Dale Ann Bradley to perform at The Center for Rural Development Dale Ann Bradley to perform at The Center for Rural Development

Grammy-nominated bluegrass artist Dale Ann Bradley will be performing at The Center for Rural Development on April 14.

“SMART” ART TO BE THE FOCUS OF COMPETITION AT SOMERSET COMMUNITY COLLEGE EARTH DAY “SMART” ART TO BE THE FOCUS OF COMPETITION AT SOMERSET COMMUNITY COLLEGE EARTH DAY

Somerset, Ky. – Somerset, Ky. – Artists and tinkerers of all ages have the chance to compete in

the Somerset Community College (SCC) PRIDE Club’s smART art show, a sustainable media and

recyclable technology competition. The contest, which requires entrants to use at least half recycled

material, will be part of the upcoming Earth Day Celebration at SCC. Earth Day Celebration festivities will

be held April 23, 2017 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the SCC Somerset Campus, 808 Monticello Street,

Somerset.

WCMS Operation Preparation concluded with a series of career workshops WCMS Operation Preparation concluded with a series of career workshops

Eighth graders enjoyed rotating to workshops they were interested in learning more about. Community volunteers generously gave their time to share their occupations.

Wayne County High School students attend KUNA Group photo with awards

Wayne County High School KUNA students recently attended the state conference in Louisville, Kentucky. KUNA is one of the many programs featured in the local Gifted and Talented program. The conference lasted 3 days and allowed students the opportunity to immerse themselves in different cultures. Each school that attended represented a country’s delegation and served as a legislature trying to pass a bill in the United Nations for that country. The Wayne County delegation represented the country of Belize.

Community and staff provide career guidance at WCMS Operation Preparation Week Joe Tipton with students

“Beat the odds, before they beat you!” was a valuable quote that kept popping up during the

annual Operation Preparation week at the Wayne County Middle School. The valuable message was

woven into a variety of speeches made by specially invited speakers willing to share their inspirational

stories with the eighth grade class.

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

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

WCHS Football Team honored at Banquet Senior Cardinals were honored

Seniors and individual awards were announced at the ceremony.

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

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

Winterguard concludes competition season on a good note Eighth grader Kitana Saunders performing

The Wayne County Winterguard competed in the Tri-State Marching Arts Championships on Saturday, March 25th at Connor High School. After an outstanding performance, the Guard placed 5th in the Yellow Division of Scholastic Regional A and 6th place overall of 24 teams competing from three states. The guard is coached by Emily Adams and Jessica Critz and their 2017 show is entitled "Stained Glass."

Bus evacuation will be held Friday, March 31st Tim Pyles

Wayne County Schools will have their third bus evacuation of the school year on Friday, March 31st at 2:45 p.m. The mandated evacuation drills teach students’ safety tips in case of an emergency situation.  Transportation is not only provided to students on daily routes, but also for field trips and extra-curricular activities. The bus garage mechanics keep the fleet in good running order on a daily basis. 
 

Wayne County Cardinal Softball Season Underway Ali Coffey catching

Coach Danny Upchurch's fast pitch softball Girl's Team has a record of 2-2 on the season so far. They won 21-6 against Casey County on Mon 21, followed by a loss to Oneida, TN (1-4) at home on March 24th. Then on the weekend, the girls played two teams in Jamestown, TN. They beat York Institute and were defeated by Oakridge in the 9th inning. Their next game will be March 30 at 6:30 pm at Garrard County. 

Two WCMS Students won the Somerset Community College Teen Theater Festival's "Harold Fest" competition Teens on the stage practicing

On Saturday, March 11th, 22 students from WCMS participated in an intense, hands-on drama/ theater workshop and competition experience at the Teen Theater Festival. Two students: Ridge Turpin (grade 7) and Jordan McClellan (grade 6) won the Somerset Community College Teen Theater Festival's "Harold Fest" competition with their group's improvisation performance. WCMS Art/Drama Teacher Juliet Perkins commended Wayne County's wonderful actors, actresses, and technical and design/backstage crew for their efforts and the intense action they took part in at Somerset Community College.  

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

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

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

The Wayne County Wrestling team was recognized and the March Board Meeting for their success at state tournament. The Mat Cards finished the state tournament with their 10th state champion in the wrestling programs history. Cagen Wallace 113 lb. weight class won his first state title and finished 57-0 on the season. The team also had two other state placers. 220 lb. Jonathan Gregory placed 8th, and 275 lb. Christian Denney placed 5th. 126 lb. Jacob Dodd and 138 lb. LD Criswell both lost in the blood round of the tournament and fell one match short of the top eight. Wayne County as a team placed 9th overall in the State Tournament.
 

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

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

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

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

Congratulations to the Boy's and Girl's Tennis Teams for winning another match up at Home Tennis Racket

On March 21st, boy's and girl's tennis teams competed against Lincoln County. Both teams won overall 8-1. So far in the season both teams are doing terrific with a 4-0 record, Go Cards!

Wayne County FBLA competes at regionals Group photo

The Wayne County FBLA recently competed in regional competition. Region was held at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. Thirteen students placed in the top three of their event and will compete at the state FBLA conference in Louisville April 17-19.

Senior Morgan Munsey chosen as DAR Scholarship Nominee Munsey receives scholarship

Wayne County High School Senior Morgan Munsey has been accepted for the Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship. She submitted an essay to the scholarship selection comittee that specified her career aspirations and goals to continue her education. She received the scholarship at the local level. Next her application will now compete to earn the state level DAR scholarship against applicants from all over Kentucky.

"Crazy Sock Day" sheds light on World Down Syndrome Day Thank you to everyone that participated!

Preschooler Kayley Baker, her mom Trish Baker, and teacher Pam Brown brought a box of donuts to the Central Office staff for recognizing World Down Syndrome Day in support of children with Down Syndrome and their families. March 21st is chosen because individuals with a diagnosis of Down Syndrome have a third copy of the 21st chromosome, hence 3/21.

Two HOSA students eligible for international competition after competing in Louisville Brielee Neal

Fifteen HOSA students traveled to the Crown Plaza on Thursday. Mar 16 and competed during the two day event. Kaylee Julius from WCHS placed 2nd in extemporaneous writing. Brielee Neal from WCMS placed 1st in Health Career Exploration. They are both eligible for international competition in June, which will be held at Disney World in Florida.

Congratulations to Archery Athletes Taylor Bell and Elliott Cross for qualifying for the KHSAA State Championship Two athletes advanced to state

In regional competition, Elliott Cross finished fourth and Taylor Bell was the Regional Runner-up over the weekend. Congratulations to both and good luck at the state championship, which will be held at NASP State Tournament in Louisville on March 31 at 4 PM. Go Cards!

Congratulations on another winning tennis meet on Monday, March 20 Tennis Racket

The boys won by a score of 4-1 and the girls won by a score of 8-1. They were hosting Berea. Both teams are now 3-0 on the season. Go Cards!

Wear your "crazy" socks on World Down Syndrome Day Tuesday, Mar 21st Logo for World Down Syndrome Day

The Lake Cumberland Special Blessings Support Group would like to invite the school district and community to participate in World Down Syndrome Day March 21st. This day is set aside worldwide to promote awareness and support for individuals with Down Syndrome. March 21 is chosen because individuals with a diagnosis of Down Syndrome have a third copy of the 21st chromosome, hence 3/21.

Congrats to Wayne County Tennis Teams on 2-0 record for both girls and boys teams Tennis Ball

Both Wayne County Teams scored a winning 9-0 overall team score on March 16th bringing them both to a 2-0 winning season, starting their season off on a good note. They both played McCreary Central in their second match, which was hosted at home.Come out and support the girls and the boys teams as they play Berea at home on Monday, March 20th, followed by another home meet on Tuesday, March 21 with Lincoln County. Go Cards!

12th Region Hall of Fame recognizes Wayne County Basketball enthusiasts 12th Region Hall of Fame former players and fans honored

The 2017 inductees into the 12th Region Hall of Fame were recognized during the 12th Region Tournament. Locally, Fred Frye, who played basketball at Monticello High School was inducted as a player, and Conley Gregory was inducted as a contributer.

Congratulations to Aubrey Weaver and Jakson Baker at 12th Region Tournament Wayne County Basketball Regional Hall of Famers

Aubrey Weaver and Jakson Baker from Wayne County were selected as members of the 12th Region All Tournament Team, following the championship game of the tournament on Tuesday, March 7.

FFA members competed on Regional Day at Lindsey Wilson College FFA members enjoyed a rest stop at scenic Lake Cumberland

On Thursday, March 16, 18 Wayne County FFA members participated in the Lake Cumberland Regional FFA Day.  Students participated in various speaking contests (Fair - Good - Excellent - Superior).  Congratulations to the students who brought home superior and excellent ratings.

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

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

Baseball Team tenderloin sale this Friday, March 17 Baseball Team tenderloin sale this Friday, March 17

Orders must be given on Thursday, March 16. Proceeds go to the WC Baseball Home Run club.

To place an order, please contact either:

 Josh Bartley at joshua.bartley@wayne.kyschools.us or (606)348-5575

 Stacey at (606)307-4237

The WCHS Wintergaurd made an excellent show at the Tri-State Marching Arts Contest at John Hardin High School on Mar. 11th 1

The Wintergaurd team placed second in Scholastic Class A Yellow Division and third overall. Their 2017 show is entitled "Stained Glass". They will be competing in the TRI-STATE Marching Championship on March 25th at Connor High School in Northern Kentucky.

Free DMV practice tests to Wayne County High School Library patrons Free DMV practice tests to Wayne County High School Library patrons

Wayne County High School Library Media Center announces a partnership with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests specifically based on the state's DMV materials. It is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask portions of the screen for greater visibility on the practice tests.

Humana Vitality go 365 Biometric Checks for the Living Well Promise underway this month Humana Vitality go 365 Biometric Checks for the Living Well Promise underway this month

The Lake Cumberland District Health Department are providing vitality checks for the school district employees.

Boys and Girls tennis teams triumph over Southwestern in season opener Tennis Ball

The Wayne County Tennis Teams competed in their first match on March 9. The girls and boys each dominated with an impressive 9-0 victory, winning every match.

Seniors Honored at recent athetic events 1

Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball teams, Cheerleaders, and the Dance team Seniors have been recognized

PRUITT TO HOST TOWN HALL MEETINGS ON SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY PRUITT TO HOST TOWN HALL MEETINGS ON SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt will be hosting a series of regional

Town Hall Meetings across the Commonwealth to gather feedback from Kentuckians on a new accountability system

that has been under development for the past year.

Craft student Ben Rose speaks at 8th KAGE signing at the Capitol Rotunda Rose's speech was seen on television

Ben Rose spoke at the 8th KAGE Proclamation Signing on behalf of Craft Academy and the Wayne County School District. The ceremony took place at the Capitol Rotunda where Governor Matt Bevin signed the proclamation.

Honoring the Man and his Dream Unity Breakfast at SCC 2

Somerset Community College Unity Breakfast will be held Friday, January 13th, followed by a special celebration on Sunday, January 15th at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. The featured speaker for the celebration is Reverend Richard N. Hughes, a college minister at Stephens College in Louisville, Kentucky.  

 
College and career ready display new addition at WCHS The College and Career Ready display

Students at Wayne County High School have recently been drawn to a new College, Career Ready display in the school's lobby.  What started with three plain plywood boards being attached to the auditorium wall became a colorful two-layer display to recognize the near 200 seniors who are currently identified as College and/or Career Ready.

Students taking World Language classes enjoy making piñatas Overall winning piñatas

Students taking World Language classes participated in making pinatas in Todd Barton's classroom. First,  students contructed the piñatas with newspaper and a paste mixture. After they dried, and were painted and decorated they were displayed in the classroom for judging.

Wayne County student chosen to perform at Boys Basketball Sweet Sixteen Jessie Allison

Congratulations to Wayne County student Jessie Allison for being chosen to perform to National Anthem at the Boys Sweet 16 on Friday, March 17.

Wayne County ATC students excelled at SKILLS USA regional competition Emily Coomer and Noah Dishman won first and second in Cabinetry

Congratulations to all of the Wayne County Area Technology Center students who competed in the Skills USA Regional Competition at the Pulaski County ATC on March 4th.  The future workforce is looking bright, after seeing so many of the local ATC students place high in the competition. Last year, the students placed first in Carpentry Introduction statewide and third in Cabinetry state wide.

Biometric checks for Wayne County School District staff scheduled for March Biometric checks for Wayne County School District staff scheduled for March

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

Following an orientation meeting with SCC, close to 40 seniors met with SCC advisors to work on registration and scheduling Senior Amber Ritterbach with SCC CARE Academic Advisor/Coordinator Trent Pool and SCC Director of Admissions Crysty Adams. Ritterbach plans to study in the field of nursing.

The SCC advisors will return for another session to accomodate more seniors. Usually, Wayne County has about 80-90 students who are a part of SCC's freshman class.

WCHS Winterguard performs at Tri-State Marching Arts Competition held at Bryan Station High School Winter Guard performs

The Winter Guard received 5th place in Scholastic Regional A. Their show entitled "Stained Glass" is beautifully choreographed.The next competition for WCHS Winter Guard is Saturday, March 11 at John Hardin High School.

“Take the School Breakfast Challenge” Encourages Wayne County School District Families to Choose Breakfast at School t

“Take the School Breakfast Challenge” Encourages Wayne County School District Families to Choose Breakfast at School

It's time to consider nominating Wayne County School staff for Go Cards Award Go Cards MVP's

The deadline for receiving nominations is by the end of the day on June 1, 2017. A committee will be reviewing all the nominees and determine the school level winners and the districtwide recipient.

WC JROTC Military Ball was recently enjoyed by cadets military ball

The Wayne County JROTC Battalion enjoyed a formal evening of dining and dancing at Dale Hollow State Resort on Feruary 25th.

Wayne County Boys defeated Lincoln County in 12th Region Tournament on March 1 Freshman Kameron Gehring dribbles against a McCreary Central defender

Congratulations to the Cardinals who won in an exciting game with host team Lincoln County with a score of 48-45. The Cardinals will play Mercer County next on Monday, March 6th at 6:00 p.m. in the 12th Region Tournament Semi-Championship.The Championship will then be held on March 7th at 7:00 p.m. at Lincoln County. Prior to the 12th Region action, the Boys' Cardinal Basketball Team were named District Runners-up after a win with McCreary Central (69-56) followed by a loss to Southwestern (83-92) on February 24th on the final round.

Go Cards!

Wayne County students expand knowledge through travel trips across the globe Group in Washington DC

Wayne County students are being given more opportunities for greatness with the expansion of travel opportunities offered through the Wayne County School System’s Gifted and Talented Program. Travel Study tours are educational and fun for students. They allow students to experience learning about global culture in an interactive and immersive way.

Lady Cardinals defeated Somerset 70-51 in First Round of 12th Region All District winners Ashtyn Bell, Taylor Bell, and Hannah Jackson

A balanced scoring attack from Meg Burchett, Taylor Bell and Macie Blevins helped the Lady Cards make a decisive victory. On Friday night, March 3rd at 8:00 p.m. the Lady Cards will participate in the Semi-Regional round with Lincoln County. Go Lady Cards!

Wayne County High School Sophomores enjoy a modern Shakespearean play Wayne County High School Sophomores enjoy a modern Shakespearean play

On Thursday, February 23, Wayne County High School Sophomore English classes enjoyed a guided remake of William Shakespeare’s comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” at the EKU Center for the Arts by Aquila Theatre.


 

National FFA Week was held at the High School during Feb. 21- Feb. 24 FFA King and Queen

National FFA week was held all over the United States on the week of Feb. 21st through Feb. 24. Wayne County High School teachers and students both participated. Throughout the week FFA members hosted a "Smooch the Swine" Contest.

FFA hosts Smooch the Swine contest among High School staff Smooch the Swine

National FFA Week was Feb. 21 through Feb. 24. To kick off the event FFA hosted an annual "Smooch the Swine" contest among High School staff. Buckets were placed in some of the teachers classroooms for students to put money in. The teacher who had the most money had to kiss the pig on Monday Feb. 27. The first place winner was Angela Morrow. 2nd place winner was Jamie Foster. 3rd place winner was Shane Shoemaker.

Enjoy dinner and a show at the next Center Stage performance of Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park” on March 16 at The Center for Rural Development Lake Cumberland Performing Arts, in partnership with The Center for Rural Development, presents Neil Simon’s romantic comedy, “Barefoot in the Park,” on Thursday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. at The Center in Somerset.

A catered dinner and a Broadway-style show combine to create one spectacular night of entertainment on Thursday, March 16, at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.  

Somerset Community College Dean's List announced Somerset Community College Dean's List announced

Somerset, Ky. -- Somerset Community College recently released the Fall 2016 dean’s List. The Fall 2016 semester concluded in December. In total, 607 students were named to the list.

Wayne County Basketball Programs to compete in 12th Regional Basketball Tournament Wayne County Basketball Programs to compete in 12th regional Basketball Tournament

The 48th District Lady Cardinals Basketball Team were named Runners-up after defeating McCreary Central (69-51) at Southwestern followed by a loss to Southwestern (43-57) with the final game on Feb 23. The boys Cardinal Basketball Team were also named District Runners-up after a win with McCreary Central (69-56) followed by a loss to Southwestern (83-92) on February 24th on the final round. Go Cards at the Regional Competition!

In addition, congratulations to the Boys JV Basketball Team on their Regional Championship win. The Cardinals defeated Danville, Lincoln County and Garrard County enroute to the Championship. Go Cards! 

THIS ARTICLE IS TRUE: “FAKE NEWS” TOPIC OF UPCOMING OPEN FORUM AT SOMERSET COMMUNITY COLLEGE THIS ARTICLE IS TRUE: “FAKE NEWS” TOPIC OF UPCOMING OPEN FORUM AT SOMERSET COMMUNITY COLLEGE

“The Fight Against Fake News in the 'Post-Truth' Era” will be held on Tuesday, February 28 at 2 p.m. in

the Harold Rogers Student Commons, Citizens National Bank Community Room, located on the SCC

Somerset Campus at 808 Monticello Street in Somerset.

 

PRUITT ISSUES STATE OF P-12 PUBLIC EDUCATION REPORT Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – Kentucky must do more to ensure all students receive the same educational opportunities and access to rigorous coursework, Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt said during his State of Education news conference yesterday.

WCHS Teenage Republicans Club travel to Frankfort to get a first hand look at government Representative Ken Upchurch posed for a photo with the WCHS Teen Republicans

 The Wayne County High School’s Teenage Republican Club, known as TARS, recently toured the Kentucky Capital and the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort on a field trip.

February Board of Education meeting recognizes High School Academic Team Team Photo

Wayne County Schools Governor’s Cup Academic Team Competition is currently underway. This is a good year for all three levels (elementary, middle and high school). All of the teams have participated in league play with neighboring school districts this fall. The final phase of competition is during the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition Governor’s Cup meets which are held separately for each level.

Congratulations to both Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball Teams with wins in first round of District Tournament court shot

Come out and support the Lady Cards Thursday, February 23 when they face Southwestern at 7 p.m. In addition, cheer for the Boys team Friday, February 24 against Southwestern for District Championship. The girls won 69-51 and the boys won 69-56 on Monday night at the start of the tournament action.

Coach Danny Upchurch featured in Progress Edition of Outlook 1

 Thirty-five years ago, Danny Upchurch thought he could build a successful wrestling program at Wayne County High School.

    With a few students who had expressed an interest in the sport—which was relatively unknown in any high schools in this area at the time— Upchurch took the idea to then-Superintendent Clarence Bates.

Wresting Coach Danny Upchurch featured in Outlook's Progress Edition

 Thirty-five years ago, Danny Upchurch thought he could build a successful wrestling program at Wayne County High School.

    With a few students who had expressed an interest in the sport—which was relatively unknown in any high schools in this area at the time— Upchurch took the idea to then-Superintendent Clarence Bates.

Wayne County High School Wrestler Cagen Wallace wins state title Cagen Wallace

The Wayne County Wrestling team traveled to Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park on February 17 and 18 for the KHSAA State Tournament. The Mat Cards finished the state tournament with their 10th state champion in the wrestling programs history. Cagen Wallace 113 lb. weight class won his first state title and finished 57-0 on the season. The team also had two other state placers. 220 lb. Jonathan Gregory placed 8th, and 275 lb. Christian Denney placed 5th. 126 lb. Jacob Dodd and 138 lb. LD Criswell both lost in the blood round of the touranment and fell one match short of the top eight. Wayne County as a team palced 9th overall in the State Tournament.

FFA members attended the National Farm Machinery Show Febuary 15th Trevor Kennedy

FFA members attended the National Farm Machinery Show. The show included 850 exhibitors that covered 1.2 million square feet of floor space. The National Farm Machinery show is the largest indoor farm show in America.

Stay current with school menus using Mealviewer cell phone app Stay current with school menus using Mealviewer cell phone app

The new menu tool has several features including nutritional and allergen information. You can access this on your desktop by using the following direct link: http://schools.mealviewer.com/search/wayne%20county.

At the bottom of the screen, you will find "switch to mobile" and this will allow other features such as rating the foods and selecting your favorite menus. If you desire, you can download MEalviewer from your cell phone by accessing from your app store. Just enter the zip code and you should find the school.

Even though we're moving into the digital age, a hardcopy can still be provided as needed. Just alert your food service manager of this need. If you have any questions, contact the Nutrition Services office at 606-340-8684.

Wayne County High School Archery Team places third at NASP Regional Tournament held at Lincoln County WCHS Archery Team places third

The WCHS Archery Team finished third at the February 10-11th NASP Regional Tournament. Individual male medal winners at the high school level were Taylor Bell (second place) and Elliott Cross (fourth place). The high school will compete on March 18th at the KHSAA competition at West Jessamine. The elementary and high school teams have qualified for state which is scheduled for Mar 3--April 1 in Louisville at the Kentucky State Fair Grounds in the South Wing. 

Congratulations to the High School All-District band members All-District Concert Band

Congratulations to the following students for being selected to the Lake Cumberland Music Educators Association All-District clinic! This clinic was held Friday Feb. 3rd and all day Saturday Feb. 4th with a concert on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. at the Somerset High School.

Congrats to Mat Cards 2017 Region 7 Runner-Up The Wrestling Team

The Wayne County Wrestling Team competed in the Region 7 Tournament  February 10th and  11th at Henry Clay High School in Lexington, Kentucky. The Region consisted of 14 teams which included: Madison Central, Madison Southern, Henry Clay, Bryan Station, Dunbar, Tates Creek, Lafayette, Danville, Boyle County, East Jessamine, West Jessamine, McCreary Central, Whitley County and Wayne County. The team finished runner-up and advanced 9 wrestlers to the state tournament!

Congrats to Boys and Lady Cardinals Basketball Teams who both won their games February 7 Ashtyn Bell is welcomed into the 1,000 Point Club

Senior Ashtyn Bell was welcomed into the Lady Cardinals 1,000 Point Club after the JROTC Garrison Flag was presented. The Lady Cards beat the West Jessamine Colts 53-35. In boys action, Cards beat Somerset away in an exciting game. Looking forward to the District Competiton on February 20 for a dobleheader in the first round with both our boys and girls' teams when they face McCreary Central. The championship games will be held at Southwestern High School on February 23 at 7 p.m. for the girls and February 24 at 7 p.m. for the boys.

Check out the #loveKYschools page for KEDC and see local success stories like Colton Morrow's nomination for the Congress of Future Medical Leaders Colton Morrow attends the Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Everything from The Lion King musical to Project Launch to graduate Morgan Sexton's selection as a Begley Scholar to Wayne County Schools making headlines in public education can be found at the state education support group Facebook page.

WC Archery Team competed at Boyle County High School on Friday, February 3 Brayleigh Butcher with her trophy

Brayleigh Butcher won First Place in the Elementary Female Division. She has either won or placed in the four tournaments the team has participated in this year. Elliott Cross placed fourth in the High School Male Division. He made the highest score on the team with 288 points, followed by Taylor Bell with 284 points.

Montgomery County Duals Mount Sterling February 4 JD Criswell

The Wayne County Wrestling Team traveled to Mount Sterling on Saturday February 4 to compete in THE Montgomery County Duals. The tournament featured 10 teams from across Eastern Kentucky. The Mat Cards finished 4-1 on the day with wins over Boyd County, Montgomery County, Belfry, and Sheldon Clark. The loss on the day was to Johnson Central. The following are dual meet scores and individual winners in each.

WCHS Academic Team performs well at District Governor's Cup 21

The Wayne County High School Academic Team has been rewarded for their continual dedication and practice at District Governor’s Cup Academic competition. The team competed against other schools in the district earning second place overall. McCreary County, Southwestern, and Somerset Christian competed in the event as well.

Lady Cardinals win 72-36 on Feb 2 in varsity game with McCreary Central The JROTC presented the Garrison Flag

The varsity game reflected very balanced scoring, with a team high of assists for the year. Prior to the varsity game, the JV teamwon 39-23. Go Cards!

Congratulations to the following students for being selected to the Lake Cumberland Music Educators Association All-District Clinic

Congradulations to the following students for being selected to the Lake Cumberland Music Educators Association All-District Clinic! The Clinic was held Friday Feb 3 and all day Saturday Feb 4 with a concert on Saturday night at 7:00 PM

Seniors honored at wrestling meet held February 1 Coach Upchurch and his team

The Wayne County Wrestling team hosted Whitley County on Wednesday February 1 for senior night at the Rodney Woods Gymnasium.  The Mat Cards improved to 39 - 5 with the 78 - 6 win.  Seniors Jacob Dodd, JD Criswell, Jose Miguel and Max Albrecht and their parents were honored.

Five ways to celebrate Kentucky Heart Month and National wear Red Day on Friday the 3rd at Wayne County Schools #gored

February is Kentucky Heart Month! Let’s build awareness around the healthy behaviors we can all engage in to prevent heart disease and connect people with the community resources to help. Our colleagues in the Kentucky Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program are inviting everyone to celebrate National Wear Red Day on February 3, 2017 by wearing something red to show your support for women with heart disease and stroke.

Tremendous night for Wayne County Cardinal Girls and Boys Basketball teams' doubleheader on Tuesday, January 31! Jessie Allison sings the National Anthem

The Lady Cardinals defeated Adair County in a big win 79-41. The team exhibited balanced scoring with four girls - Ashtyn Bell, Taylor Bell, Meg Burchett, and Hannah Jackson - all scoring in double digits. The boys' team defeated Clay County 84-65. Jakson Baker was the high scorer at 18 points, followed by Clay Shelton with 17 points and three players - Logan Brett, Stetson Simpson, and Aubrey Weaver - scoring 14 points. WCHS Sophomore Jessie Allison did an awesome job singing the National Anthem.

Congrats to Archery Team on overall first place win at Burnside Meet on January 28th 1

Wayne County High School Archery Team won first place overall with 3,347 hard earned points at the recent meet. In addition, Wayne County had several individual winners recognized in different categories at elementary, middle and high school levels. Wayne County was amongst 18 schools competing in the tournament.   

Doubleheader Basketball at home scheduled for Tuesday, January 31st Cheerleaders cheer for the teams

Lady Cards face Adair County with a record of 6 wins and 8 losses. The Boys Cardinal Basketball team will face Clay County at 7:45 pm. Both teams had disappointing losses last Friday night with Garrard and Southwestern.

WCHS Winterguard competed in the Tri-State Marching Arts Competiton at Pulaski County High School on Saturday, January 28 Wayne County High School congratulates the Winterguard for their success

The team placed second in Scholastic Regional A with their show entitled "Stained Glass."

Wayne County Mat Cards named Runner Ups in small school state Dual Championships at Lindsey Wilson College WCHS Wrestling Team named Runner-Up

The Wayne County Wrestling Team will be in action at home on Wednesday night February 1, when they host Whitley County for Senior night. The Wayne County Middle School will also wrestly Whitley County. Start Time in 7:00 pm at the Rodney Woods Gymnasium.

Vitality checks (Living Will Promise) will be completed this year by the Lake Cumberland District Health Department Vitality checks (Living Will Promise) will be completed this year by the Lake Cumberland District Health Department

Wayne County School Employees may see their school nurse to sign-up if they plan on participating. Sign-up sheets will be located in the work room at the bus garage for bus drivers and monitors.

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

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

Parent Teacher Conferences to be held at WCMS Parent Teacher Conferences to be held at WCMS

Wayne County Middle School is having a Parent Teacher Conference on January 26 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.. The other schools have released their upcoming Parent Teacher Conference dates.

Pizza Taste Testing Party held at WCHS giving students a voice in menu selections Emmerson Van Nice and Courtney P. Dishman enjoyed the event

Wayne County Food Service and Wayne County High Student Government Association partnered together to collaborate on a student pizza taste testing event that would be utilized in the rating of the quote for this school year.

American Heart Association's Go Red for Women upcoming red

Go Red for Women Day is quickly approaching. On February 3rd, everyone is encouraged to wear red in support of women's heart health.

KYWCA Small School 2017 State Dual Wrestling Bracket Matcard

The Wayne County Cardinal Wrestling Team will be in action on Satuday, January 28, at Lindsey Wilson College. The Mat Cardinals will wrestle Harrison County at 10:00 am eastern time in the first round of the 2017 KYWCA State Duals.

Mat Cards finished Runner Up at the Rumble in the Mountains dual tournament The Mat Cards

The Mat Cards finished the 10 team touranment held at Heritage High School on Saturday, January 21 with a 4-1 record.

WCHS Lady Card Basketball Team defeats Knox Central Panthers 78-62 WCHS Lady Card Basketball Team defeats Knox Central Panthers 78-62

The Lady Cards demonstrated balanced scoring through out the game on January 20th. Guards Taylor Bell, Ashtyn Bell, and Macey Blevins all finished the game in double figures. The team made six turnovers during the game.

KSBA Banner illustrated by WCHS Art Students Working on the KSBA Banner in Art Class

The banner theme "Be a Superhero for Public Education!"  will be hung at the Galt House for the Kentucky School Board Association annual school board conference. The banner will be on display February 24-27. Special thanks to artists in Tim Wither's high school visual art class who illustrated the banner!

Fourth FAFSA workshop held on January 19 in WCHS Media Center scholarship applications

The final FAFSA workshop was recently held at Wayne County High School. Students were given assistance in completing the federal financial aid document and the opportunity to meet with Somerset Community College Financial Aid/Scholarship Coordinator J.R. Thompson. Thompson took the time to discuss applying for scholarships and the benefits of attending Somerset Community College.

Lady Cards defeat Pulaski Maroons Garrison Flag

The Lady Cards played an exciting game on Thursday, Jan 19th. They won 51-47 and the JV Team won 29-25! Come out and support the Lady Cards on Friday, January 20 at 7:30 pm when they play Knox County!

Wayne County students learn to use a 3D printer to create objects The program copies Keeton's features

Wayne County High School Art Teacher Tim Withers taught an exciting lesson on using a new 3D printer, courtesy of the GEAR UP program. Recently, the class got the opportunity to use it to make a model of a bust of a person for the first time. They had been practicing making plastic miniature creations that they could use in manufacturing product. Wayne County Middle School has also recently obtained a 3D printer and will be using it in the 21st Century After School program and during the school day.

Boys Varsity Basketball team plays Rockcastle County on January 16 Boys Varsity Basketball team plays Rockcastle County on January 16

Retro Night was celebrated with athletes dressed in Bovine uniforms. The Wayne County Middle School cheerleaders performed, as well as the varsity dance team, and varsity cheerleaders.

Student Instruction, nutrition, and wellness discussed at Wayne County Board of Education meeting Student Instruction, nutrition, and wellness discussed at Wayne County Board of Education meeting

The Wayne County Board of Education discussed a variety of programs and policies that will

especially benefit students on the Wayne County Schools campus during their monthly meeting on January 12. Several Monticello Elementary students from The Lion King Kids production shared a few scenes from their show.

Mat Cards win Sectional 4 Duals and qualify for State Duals Wayne County Wrestling Team

Congratulations to the Wayne County Wrestling Team who won the  Sectional 4 Dual tournament on Saturday January 14 at McCreary Central, to qualify for the State Duals.

Students enjoy seeing rainforest animals at high school assembly -

It is not every day that animals from the rainforest are seen in Wayne County High School Pickrell Auditorium.

But, recently freshmen and sophomore students had the chance to meet some of the world’s most exciting and interesting rainforest animals through a program presented by The Bureau of Lectures and Mutual of Omaha which is based in Nebraska. Jillian Lenz, presented the program which left some of the students completely awe-struck, especially since it was quite a diversion from their normal seven-period day.

CALL FOR FILMS: SOMERSET COMMUNITY COLLEGE THEATRE DIRECTOR REVIEWING SUBMISSIONS FOR UPCOMING FILM FESTIVAL  Somerset Community College (SCC) Theatre & Film is now accepting submissions to the ninth annual Autumn Shorts Film Festival. Films should be less than fifteen minutes in length.

Somerset, Ky. – Somerset Community College (SCC) Theatre & Film is now accepting submissions to the ninth annual Autumn Shorts Film Festival. Films should be less than fifteen minutes in length.

Parent Night held for Boys' Basketball Team, Dance Team, and Cheerleaders Boys basketball team stands at attention

Wayne County Boys' Basketball falls to Taylor County in a competitive home game of 76-71 on January 10

Staff Training is ongoing at Wayne County Schools Middle School training opportunity

Just because you have completed a grade level, received a diploma, earned a degree or updated a certification – there is always more to be learned daily on the Wayne County School campus. So, fortunately learning never stops and there are always a variety of educational means being offered to move forward on an individual basis, no matter what your station in life.

Wayne County Cardinals defeat McCreary Central Raiders 88-65 The scoreboard

On January 9, the Cardinals beat McCreary Central 88-65. Don't miss their January 10 home game against Taylor County at 7:30!

Wayne County School District board of education members saluted this month School Board Attorney Gordon Germain administers the oath of office to incoming board members Donna Blevins, Melissa Upchurch, and Larry Muse. Whitney Smith and Nancy Duncan are already serving terms on the board.

Across the state this month, local school board members, including those in the Wayne County school district, will be saluted by their administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members during Kentucky’s observation of School Board Recognition Month.

Retired educator donates book to WCMS library Author Joe Gibson donates his book to the library at Wayne County Middle School. The recently published book was accepted by Wayne County Middle School Librarian Sharon Hill.

Retired teacher Joe Gibson recently dropped by the Wayne County Middle School to share a self-help book he wrote to place on the shelves of the school library. He donated the Multiple Sclerosis Wars 116-page book in hopes that it might help a reader who is struggling with an illness.

Wayne County Board of Ed approves annual school nutrition report card Lunch Meal

A public hearing was held prior to the board meeting so that the public could offer input into the report. The report card provides information and data regarding everything from the district's physical activity environment to the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) to the farm to school program.

Congrats to WCHS Girls & Boys Basketball Team on wins at Doubleheader 1

Monticello Night was held at the January 3rd ballgames. Fred Frye was honored for his outstanding record at Monticello Independent. Lady Cardinals won their fifth game out of the last six games played with a score of 55-47, beating Corbin. Boys team wob 86-68 against Casey County.

Mat Cards finish second in Rooster Duals on December 29th at William Blount High School Rooster Tournament team photo

The tournament featured 16 teams. The local team improved to 25-3 on the season and will be back in action on January 7th at home.

Wayne County Wrestling Hosts annual Border Wars Tournament Mat Cards Team

The annual event was held on December 27th at the Rodney Woods Gymnasium. The Mat Cards improved to 21-2 on the season.

Meade County Vs Wayne County Border Wars
Mat Cards compete at Meade County Tsunami Duals The Mat Cards

The Mat Cards finished runner up in the two day 12 team dual tournament at Meade County on Tuesday, December 20th and Wednesday, the 21st.

Wayne County Schools Cardinal Football program highlighted during recent board of education meeting Congratulations to the Cardinal Football program

The Wayne County High School 78-member Cardinal Football program was honored for their outstanding season at the Wayne County Board of Education monthly meeting on Monday, December 19th. The senior class was honored for experiencing the most wins (41 wins) of any senior class in the school’s history, during their high school career.

Wayne County High School Drama Class performs “Alice” The cast

It was as if you had opened up a giant storybook with all kinds of fictitious characters. There were giant playing cards, a Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, a white rabbit, and caterpillar acting out scenes against a checkerboard backdrop. Their dialogue floated in a rhyming kind of tone that caught your attention.

CARE Program guest speakers at Wayne County High School Seniors Bailey Prince and Jonathan Taylor receive financial tips for college and adult life

Attorneys Matt Garmon and Rhett Ramsey gave presentations to Wayne County High School seniors about financial responsibility as a part of the Credit Abuse Resistance Education Program.

Congratulations to WCHS Basketball Alumni Hall of Fame recipients Congratulations to WCHS Basketball Alumni Hall of Fame recipients

The Basketball Hall of Fame was held on Saturday, December 10th. The event is sponsored by Monticello Banking Company in association with the Cardinal Club. There were 7 inductees who were recognized at the Hall of Fame event that is held every two years.

Planning session for free life skills classes held at the Wayne County Extension Office Extension Office staff, ESL staff, and WCHS FCCLA students

Wayne County High School students attended the session on December 8 to prepare for the free life skills classes to be held next year. The first will be on January 12, and the next will be on February 9. A meal and child care will be provided. For more information, contact the Extension Office at 348-8453 or Brian Ford at 348-8484 or Freya Munsee at 348-4251.

21st Century After School Drama students get the chance to perform on stage at Wayne Theater A Wolfe's Tale Cast

A lively cast of middle school drama students did a wonderful job bringing to life a play called -  A Wolf’s Tale, written by Chris Perkins, at the downtown Wayne Theater on December 13th.

Somerset Community College chosen as site for Lake Cumberland Slaves Memorial Somerset Community College chosen as site for Lake Cumberland Slaves Memorial

Somerset, Ky. – Somerset Community College (SCC) has been chosen as the site for a new memorial designed to honor the many unmarked slave graves throughout Pulaski and surrounding counties. The memorial, called the Lake Cumberland Slaves Memorial, came about after a group of concerned citizens brought attention to unmarked slave graves. A non-profit grass roots organization, the Lake Cumberland Slaves Memorial (LCSM) Board, was then created to bring dignity and respect to the final resting place for enslaved Americans in the region.

The WCHS FBLA Food Drive results are in The WCHS FBLA Food Drive results are in

FBLA would like to thank every donor for the 315 items that were donated to the HOPE Center of Monticello. Congratulations to Jared Criswell's first period class, the winners of the challenge with 113 items donated. Their prize is a doughnut party, courtesy of FBLA.

Aubrey Weaver selected as HOBY Ambassador 2016 Aubrey Weaver

   Wayne County High School will be well represented by Sophomore Aubrey Weaver at this summer’s Hugh O’Brian Youth program, known as HOBY. Weaver will be an ambassador in the special youth conference where he will receive unique leadership training, service-learning and motivation-building experiences.

Wayne County High School seniors support the community through WorkKeys testing Wayne County High School seniors support the community through WorkKeys testing

“I feel honored that I was able to help our community,” said Sarah Waddle, a Wayne County High School senior.

 

Wayne County Band presented "A Christmas Celebration" Percussion player

The Wayne County Sixth Grade Band, Seventh Grade Band, Fun Drum, Eighth Grade and High School Combined Band entertained a packed house with holiday music on December 8th following a very busy marching band, parade, pep, and performance schedule.  

Wayne County School students perform in three different play productions Wayne County School students perform in three different play productions

Art-education is alive and well on the Wayne County School campus thanks to some very enthusiastic educators willing to put forth extra efforts for kids. Local students are excited to get a chance to test their acting skills during several play productions underway this week.

Mat Cards Runner up at Eagle Challenge in Seymour Tennessee wrestling team

     The Wayne County Wrestling team traveled to Seymour High School on December 10 to compete in the Eagle Challenge. The tournament featured four pools of teams, with winners of each pool advancing to the semi final round. Wayne County defeated Powell, Heritage, and Red Bank to advance to the semifinal round against Greenville Wayne County defeated Greenville 48 - 28 to advance onto the finals. The Mat Cards lost 42 -30 to no. 6 Knoxville Halls. The following are dual meet scores and individual winners in each dual.

Zachary Tucker named Area 8 Male Runner of the Year zach

Congratulations to Wayne County Senior Cross Country Runner Zachary Tucker on being named the Area 8 Male Runner of the Year for the 2016 season. 

KY School Nutrition Association features Wayne County Schools in the Fall 2016 "The Challenger" Newsletter Veggie

The Challenger highlighted the school's success thanks to the hard work of our nutrition staff.

WC Students participate in Monticello Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade FFA Float

WCHS Band, Dance Team, JROTC, and many more organizations built floats to ride on and be a part of the annual event.

Monticello Elementary Waynetonian Choir and WCHS Woodwinds performed at local Tree Lighting ceremony Anita Peters leads the Waynetonian Choir

The two school groups collaborated for the holiday event sponsored by local governments on Public Square.

Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea offers state employee discount All state employees an enjoy a 20% discount on gifts purchased December 5 - December 15.

All state employees an enjoy a 20% discount on gifts purchased December 5 - December 15.

Extracurriculars support Girls and Boys Basketball season Pep Band performs

Wayne County High School extracurricular programs support the school's athletic teams. The pep band, dance team and cheerleaders all participated in a recent doubleheader with Clay County, Tennessee.

South Kentucky RECC recently awarded two of their People Fund Grants to Wayne County Schools SKRECC Logo

Wayne County School students will reap the rewards of two South Kentucky RECC People Grants which totaled $700. South KY RECC representatives recently visited the local school district to award the helpful contributions.

Archery Teams make a good showing at Taylor County Shoot Out WCHS Archery Team

Archers from all three levels of Wayne County Schools performed well at the Taylor County Winter Shoot Out held Saturday, December 3. Several individual archers placed high, with Monticello Elementary archer Brayleigh Butcher making school history with a first place.

Mat Cards finish 5-0 at Luke Troxell Memorial Duals The Wayne County High School Mat Cards

The Wayne County Wrestling team opened their season on Saturday December 3, at home in the Luke Troxell Memorial Duals. The dual tournament is in memory of wrestler Luke Troxell, who passed away two years ago due to a car accident. He is the only five time state placer for the Mat Cardinals in the program’s history.

In addition, the Wayne County Middle School were named champions of the Scott County Duals.

UK Women's Basketball Coach Matthew Mitchell calls addition of Wayne County High School graduate Jessica Hardin a 'godsend' UK Women's Basketball Coach Matthew Mitchell calls addition of Wayne County High School graduate Jessica Hardin a 'godsend'

The following article on Wayne County School Lady Cardinal graduate Jessica Hardin appeared in the Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper on November 19, 2016, on the front page of the sports section. The article is being republished with permission from the Herald-Leader Reporter Jennifer Smith.

Wayne County Schools FCA and JROTC teamed up to serve 750 Thanksgiving dinners Thank you to all of this year's volunteers

Students and teachers worked together cooking a traditional Thanksgiving menu in the high school kitchen prior to the holiday on Wednesday, November 23. The annual event takes time, manpower, and organization to accomodate so may local folks in need. Special thanks to those that contributed to the event by working in the prep stages, donating food, and delivering the meals. Special thanks to the FCA sponsors and JROTC staff who coordinate the event each year.

Doubleheader kicks off basketball season for girls and boys teams The Cards' victory

The Cardinals finished the night with a win 53-42 against the Pickett County Bobcats. The Lady Cardinals were defeated during the first game of the night.

WCHS FBLA sponsors their annual food drive The first period class that collects the most non-perishable food items that have not expired will receive a Donut Party prior to Christmas break courtesy of FBLA.

FBLA is sponsoring their annual food drive among first period classes beginning on November 30 and ending on December 9. The first period class that collects the most non-perishable food items that have not expired will receive a Donut Party prior to Christmas break courtesy of FBLA.

WCHS Students rewarded with trip to Skyzone for passing EOC’s Skyzone Logo

Students at Wayne County High School were recently rewarded with two trip options for passing their End of Course Exams for the previous school year. Juniors, and Seniors were invited to travel to Lexington, Kentucky for a day at Skyzone.

Waynetonian Choir and WCHS Woodwind Ensemble perform together at Center for Rural Development Tree Lighting Waynetonian

Two Wayne County School District music programs collaborated to create a wonderful holiday evening at the Rural Center in Somerset on November 28th.

WCHS Football Program Honored at Pep Rally High School students enjoy the pep rally

WCHS Football Team featured along with highlights from the fall sports Golf, Soccer, Cross Country, Volleyball Teams and Band at the school pep rally on Nov 22. Special congratulations to the senior football players as they go out as the all time winningest class and 3 region championships!

JROTC Raider team recognized at monthly board of education meeting JROTC Raider Team

The Raider team shared their recent strong finish at Campbell County High School at Jakesboro, Tennesse on Novermber 19th, as well as their successful fall season of competitions. Battalion Commander Andrew New, Cadet Captain Taylor Bell, and Cadet Private First Class Simone Mueller spoke about their affection for the raider team. 1SG George Snyder explained that the team finished second overall amongst 17 teams and will always represent Wayne County's high school well.

The Wayne County High School educators treated students who exhibited academic excellence on End of Course exams The Wayne County High School educators treated students who exhibited academic excellence on End of Course exams with a memorable and unique learning experience

WCHS students never dreamed they would get a chance to go spelunking in one of the most scenic natural jewels in exchange for their academic excellence.
 

Congrats to the Wayne County Boys Cross Country Team led by Zachary Tucker at KHSAA State Championship Zach Tucker gets an award

The boys team placed 8th and Zachary Tucker placed 8th individually with a time of 16:40:57 on Saturday, November 5.

Bell Elementary students show respect to Veterans as WC JROTC provide special program Bell Elementary students show respect to Veterans as WC JROTC provide special program

Students enjoyed celebrating Veterans at a recent assembly coordinated by Teacher Susan Helms which featured Wayne County's JROTC Color Guard and a speech by 1SG George Snyder. The program was part of the Arts and Humanities program at Bell where they study a patriotic unit covering a variety of things pertaining to the nation, with an emphasis on Veterans. The younger students especially appreciated the collaboration by the JROTC. In addition, the elementary students made over 424 cards for the Thomas-Hood Veterans Facility in Wilmore, Kentucky.

WCHS JROTC provides Veteran's Day Assembly Veteran's Day

KY National Guard Staff Sgt. DeWayne Hoover gave a wonderful speech to the WCHS student body.

 

Wayne County Schools supports Veteran's Day parade Cadets stand at attention

Waynetonian Choir, WCHS Band, and JROTC participated in the parade which was held on Main Street and the ceremony held on Public Square.

WC Volleyball named 2016 District Runner Up & three players made region all tournament team Back Row (L-R): Bailey Wright, Elizabeth Pennycuff, Sara Gregory, Gabby Gregory, Josie Jackson, Katie Chaplin, Emily Keith, Chloye Rice, and Samantha Jones

WCHS Senior Gabby Gregory made the All Tournament Team along with underclassmen Annessa Roysdon and Sara Gregory.

Tickets avaliable for students for Second Round of State Playoffs Go Cards!

Congratulations to Wayne County Cardinal Football Team on advancing in the state playoffs after defeating Taylor County 38-21 on Friday, November 4th. Good luck this Friday night (November 11th) when they face East Jessamine at 7:30 a.m. Students will be admitted free, but they will need a ticket. 'Free tickets' will be available from Ms. Karen Campbell at the WCHS front office. Tickets are for students only and will not be accepted if an adult tries to use them. 

Two Wayne County Golfers receive scholarships to Midway College Two scholarship recipients

          Two very deserving and talented student golfers recently accepted four-year partial academic/athletic scholarships to Midway College, a liberal arts college located between Lexington and Frankfort, where they can continue their passion for the game of golf, while obtaining their college education.

Golf Banquet held at the conclusion of the season Group Photo

Wayne County Golf Team had an outstanding season of competition. They were named the 10th Region Boys Golf Champions for the first time in school history.

WCHS Political Clubs count votes in recent mock election WCHS Political Clubs count votes in recent mock election

A mock election was held before the results of the actual election were released. Within the student body, Donald Trump won over Hillary Clinton 141-41. The event was organized by the recently implemented Young Democrats and Young Republicans Clubs in a bipartisan effort to unite the school.

Students attend GSA Arts Workshop following a visit from Graduate Kinly Bertram who recruited local students GSA Logo

Wayne County High School students traveled to Centre College in Danville on November 12th to an Art Shop to learn more about Govenors School for the Arts and to share their talents with peers from other schools. The summer program offers experiences in; Architecture + Design, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Film + Photography, Instrumental Music, Musical Theatre, Visual Art, Vocal Music.

Wayne County JROTC and FCA host a charity event for Thanksgiving Wayne County JROTC and FCA host a charity event for Thanksgiving

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.

WC JROTC coordinates Veterans Day ceremony Veterans Day

WC JROTC, Wayne County Marching Band, Waynetonian Choir, and Monticello Elementary Teacher and Vocalist Jared Duncan will be representing the school district.

JV and Freshman Football Teams finish their seasons undefeated JV football

Congratulations to Wayne County’s Junior Varsity and Freshman Football teams who both finished their seasons with undefeated scores. These remarkable teams not only had a streak of winning games, but they also gained valuable experience that will support the varsity level of play as they continue to compete at an even higher level of competition.

Good luck to the WCHS Cross Country runners competing at State Championship Zach Tucker named Regional Champion

The Wayne County High School Cross Country teams just completed the Region 5 meet with plenty of competition from numerous schools at their home course at Cave Lake. Hundreds and hundreds of spectators and fans traveled to the event on Saturday, October 29th.

WCHS BETA Club participates in community trick-or-treat Lil and Phil DeVille

The BETA Club recently volunteered in an event hosted at the park. The club passed out candy to trick-or-treaters in a large line of other community organizations and businesses.

Student Government Association debates held recently SGA Candidate Group Photo

Students sharpened their public speaking skills as they shared their platforms during a candidates forum at school. The students are running for Student Body offices. The election will be held Friday, November 4 in first period classes.

JROTC Raider Team competed at Fort Knox Eagle Challenge event Carrying a log

 

Competing in the Fort Knox Kentucky High School Eagle Challenge Raider Meet on October 1st, the WCHS Raiders went against 22 hard corps Raider teams from Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. Cadets competed in six different events including the Obstacle Course, Log Throw, 2 Mil-Run, One Rope Bridge, Relay Medley and Humvee Push.    

JROTC CADETS EARN TOP HONORS AT MONTGOMERY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL JROTC INDIAN CHALLEGE 2016 Team photo

Competing in the Montgomery County High School annual JROTC Indian Challenge, Wayne County JROTC Cadets earned top finishes in seven different categories.

JROTC RAIDER TEAM WINS SECOND OVERALL AT CLAY COUNTY Callouses

Competing for the first time at Clay County High Schools, the Wayne County JROTC Raider Team participated in a meet on Saturday, October 22.  Wayne County High School Raiders earned second place overall among 17 different teams.

Wayne County High School Agriculture class develops landscaping skills Wayne County High School Agriculture class develops landscaping skills

The Wayne County High School is getting some major curb appeal on the exterior with bushes, railroad ties and stone. Justin Horton's Agriculture classes have been busy preparing the beds on the front of the building for new bushes through a beautification project.

Congratulations to WCHS Football Coach Shawn Thomspson on 100th win Coach Thomspon's 100th Win

Great way to finish Regular Season Football Cards by defeating Monroe County 48-0! This week's home play-off game with Taylor County will be blackout night.

Band places 10th Overall in State Class AAA The marching band

The Wayne County Marching Cardnals competed in the KMEA State Semi-final competition on Saturday, October 29th at Eastern High School in Louisville, KY. The Band finished their season 10th overall with a 78.8 overall schore in State Class AAA with their 2016 prodution of "Emerge". The band is under the direction of Andy Critz. Assistant Band DIrector Logan Butler and Colour Guard instructors Jessica Critz and Emily Adams. 2016 Drum Major is Natalie Humble.

Student Government Association is back at Wayne County High School Kennett speaks with students

Student representatives recently met to begin their work as public servants in SGA. Their first order of business was to decide on the reward trips for students who scored distinguished and proficent on last years End of Course tests. Students will be able to sign up for a trip to Sky Zone or Mammoth Cave as a result of their work. An officers candidate forum will be held Wednesday, November 2nd at 9:15 a.m. for freshmen/seniors and 10:15 a.m for sophomores/juniors in the gymnasium. The following candidates will share their platforms: Tanner Thompson and Samantha Dixson are running for president, Gabby Gregory unopposed for vice-president, Jennifer Sawyer unopposed for secretary, and Patel Najuk, Aubrey Weaver and Keelan Rodriguez are running for treasurer. The student body election will be held this Friday. 

Group Rates available with discounted pricing for Mill Springs Battlefield Association's Annual Ghostwalk: a Living History Event ghost

Step back in time and revisit the Civil War as Mill Springs Battlefield Association presents a living history event portraying scenes from the Battle of Mill Springs and life during the Civil War. Be guided by lantern light back through time on the “trail of history.”  

The Wayne County Gifted and Talented program is accepting donations of used athletic shoes shoes

The Wayne County Gifted & Talented program is collecting used athletic shoes as a fundraiser for their upcoming New York and Washington, D.C. Inauguration Educational Tour in January.

Wayne County Clubbing Cardinals finish 16th at State Tourney in Bowling Green golf

The Wayne County Golfing Cardinals recently wrapped up a record breaking season at the state tournament hosted at the Bowling Green Country Club, in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

6,400 toilet paper rolls collected in anti-drug drive toilet paper drive

Five local groups will be receiving the donations as a result of UNITE and DAAD with the help of Wayne County High School's Family Resource Youth Center's coordination of the event. Wayne County joined Rockcastle County in the service project which culminated at the UNITE football game when the two schools met. 

New Drug Education program being implemented at middle and high school level Officer Dodson lecturing on drugs

Student safety always comes first at Wayne County Schools, so a new drug prevention education opportunity for middle and high school students is a welcome opportunity that is already making an impression on students.

Wayne County High School Academic Team hosts home match Varsity Photo

The Academic Team hosted a league meet at home against Cumberland County, McCreary County, and Southwestern High School. Varsity and junior varsity teams competed on October 25. The teams are competing in preparation for Governor's Cup to be held this winter, which will host academic teams from around the state.

Congratulations to College Application Week door contest winners at WCHS Treba McFall's winning door

WCHS Counselor Elizabeth Miller wished to thank the teachers for decorating their doors for College Application Week to help promote the students' future possibilities! "We saw some awesome, creative doors; and the judges loved them all!" said Miller.

Boys Cross Country Team finish second overall at recent Cave Lake Fall Classic WCHS Boys Cross Country runners

Congratulations to Zachary Tucker for placing first individually in the men's competition. Wayne County was represented at all three levels of competition.Support Cross Country this Saturday, October 29, as Wayne County hosts Region 5 Classic AA Championship at Cave Lake.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation provides helpful grants to Wayne County Schools Dollar General Logo

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Wayne County Educational Foundation and Walker Early Learning Center a $2,000 grant to support youth literacy.  This local grant is part of $4.5 million in youth literacy grants awarded to approximately 1,000 organizations across the 43 states that Dollar General serves. Given at the beginning of the academic school year, these grants are aimed at supporting teachers, schools and organizations with resources to strengthen and enhance literacy instruction.

JROTC Raider Team takes second overall at 2016 Eastern Kentucky University Mil-Stakes Competiton September 24 EKU Competitors

The Wayne County JROTC looked forward to the Mil-Stakes Competition and rightfully so, since they earned the overall second place title and much respect.

Raider Team Competition
Wayne County Boys Soccer conclude season by being first team in six district games

Four WCHS students made the All District team.

Seniors get free, professional help applying for financial aid at recent FAFSA workshops Seniors get free, professional help applying for financial aid at recent FAFSA workshops

College admissions counselors and the KHSAA representative have been conducting workshops to help students and parents complete the FAFSA online. Instead of waiting until January, the FAFSA application opened on October 1 this year. The next workshop will be held on December 5.

County Extension Service hosts Truth and Consequences Students with judge

The Wayne County High School Freshmen Academy got to participate in a mock real life lesson regarding bad choices and the results. The annual event held on October 7th began at the National Guard Armory and concluded at Memorial Park with a dramatic mock accident scene. Many local volunteers worked the event to make an impression on the freshmen and hopefully keep them all safe in the future. Special thanks to Extension Agent Jody Paver and the entire cast of volunteers and professionals who orchestrated the huge event.  

Wayne County places in top three at two levels in State High Attendance Day competiton attendance

Wayne County Schools placed in the top three at two levels in the Region 14 State High Attendance Contest recently. Each of the five local schools held special events or promotions in regard to the event that stresses the importance of attendance.

Commissioner proclaims Safe Schools Week Oct. 16-22 pruitt

Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt signs a proclamation declaring Oct. 16-22 as Safe Schools Week in Kentucky. Safe Schools Week is designed to raise public awareness and improve the safety of our schools by educating students, staff and community members about bullying prevention, conflict resolution and relationship building.

Senior band members honored at recent football game band

The band program has won numerous awards for the season. Thank you to the Seniors for their contributions.

Seniors honored at recent football game football

WC Football Seniors were escorted by their families to the football field Saturday night when the Cardinals defeated Russell County.

Wayne County Marching Cardinals qualified to participate in the KMEA State Quarterfinal Competition Band advances

Congratulations to the Wayne County High School Band on their performance at the Barren Coounty Marching Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 15th!

Wayne County School District announces participation in afterschool meal services Veggies from the school garden

After school supper meals are available without charge to students at the following participating schools:
 

Wayne Co. Middle School /95 Champion Dr.  Monticello, KY 42633 (Mon. - Thurs.); 3:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. 

Bell Elementary, 278 Kenny Davis Blvd., Monticello, KY  42633 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday) 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. 

Walker Early Learning Center 1080 South Main St. Monticello, KY  42633 (Mon. & Thurs.); 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. 

Retired Food Service Employee Betty Rains shows off quilt she created from Wayne County School shirts Quilt

Guild member Betty Rains served the school system for 19 years in the Nutrition Services department and her full size quilt includes 30 blocks of schoool tops she wore while serving local students. Thanks for being Cardinal Proud with this lovely heirloom career quilt!

Senior Night celebrates volleyball players Gabby Gregory, Josie Jackson, and Manager Sebastian Logan Huddle

The Freshmen, JV, and Varsity Teams defeated Lincoln County on Monday, October 10, followed by Pulaski County on Tuesday, October 11 at home. District competition will begin tonight on Monday October 17th. Lady Cards play McCreary County at Southwestern. The winner of that game will play Southwestern at 7 pm on Tuesday, October 18th.

Walker Elementary students pick a pumpkin at the FFA garden FFA Member

Over 400 preschoolers and kindergardeners from Walker Early Learning Center recieved a pumpkin from the school garden. FFA and Agriculture students facilited the pumpkin patch event with the help of the Extension office.

First Responders Appreciation Night was held October 14 when Wayne County defeated Russell County 59-30 First Responders Appreciation Night was held October 14 when Wayne County defeated Russell County 59-30

Local First Responders were highlighted during the football game Friday night. First Responders and their spouses were admitted free of charge to the game where they were honored before the game.

Wayne County High School celebrates College Application Week with a door decorating contest I DREW THIS IMAGE IT'S NOT COPYRIGHTED KIDS

College Application Week runs through October 17 to 21. To celebrate, Wayne County High School hosts a door decorating contest promoting college.

Wayne County Soccer Team met Clinton County October 4 at home with a 2-1 defeat Wayne County Soccer Team met Clinton County October 4 at home with a 2-1 defeat

Boys soccer will play North Laurel on Thursday, October 6 away, followed be a home game on Saturday, October 8 with Casey County spotlighting the seniors.

Wayne County Schools Health Services begin preparation for flu season shot

With flu season approaching the appropriate measures will be administered to prevent illness in the school system. Employees will begin receiving flu shots one week after the return from fall break.

Bus Evacuation will be held on Friday, October 7 Bus Evac

Wayne County Schools will be dismissing classes at 2:45 p.m. this Friday, October 7th, in order to conduct their second mandated bus evacuation drill.

Kentucky Safe Schools Week will be Oct. 16–22; Center for School Safety puts the focus of observation on stopping bullying no bullying

Kentucky schools, led by the Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS), will observe Oct. 16–22 as Safe Schools Week. This observance coincides with the national campaign. America’s Safe Schools Week is sponsored by the National School Safety Center.

Last spring’s KPREP accountability scores released education

The Wayne County School District has received the 2015-16 Unbridled Learning Accountability data from last spring, which is currently being reviewed by the staff. The report showed Wayne County High School earning the best ranking amongst the local schools being named Proficient, while the elementary grades tested were pleased that they met their annual measurable objective goal.

Wayne County Schools "Drop Back In" program gaining popularity Wayne County Schools "Drop Back In" program gaining popularity

Wayne County High School is definitely in the process of changing the format for students to obtain their diplomas and graduate from a broad range of opportunities.

Senior Night Honors Girls Soccer Players senior girls

Come out and support the Girls Soccer Team at home on Thursday, October 6th when they face Clinton County. Most recently the girls defeated McCreary County on Senior Night, September 29th 2-0. Their banquet followed at a nearby church afterwards. Seniors Megan Timmerding and Sarah Sexton scored in that game. On Monday, October 3rd the girls were defeated by Somerset's strong soccer team.

LEAD and FBLA Students attend leadership conference at WKU Bus Picture

Two school organizations recently made a trip to a high school leadership conference held at Western Kentucky University (WKU) in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The conference was held on Friday September 30th and was sponsored by students and staff members of WKU.

WCMS Football fundraiser will be held at our local Pizza Hut pizza

The fundraiser will be held today at 4:30 p.m. 20% of all orders will be donated to the WCMS football team.

Congratulations on performance at Cumberland Falls Invitational abc

The Wayne Co. Marching Band traveled to Corbin High School to compete in the Cumberland Falls Invitational on October 1st and received Best Color Guard in Class AAA, Best Percussion Class AAA, and First Place Class AAA. 

WCMS & WCHS FCA met at the pole on Jewell Field prior to start of school day WCMS & WCHS FCA met at the pole on Jewell Field prior to start of school day

Wayne County FCA middle school and high school students attended See You At The Pole on September 28th, along with community supporters. See You At The Pole is a world wide event held every year to pray for communities, families, friends, governments, nations, and the world.

Wayne County Golf Team wins Region abc

Congratulations to the Wayne County High School Golf Team for winning the school's first ever 10th Region golf championship yesterday at Eagle's Nest Country Club. The team shot a round 311, five strokes in front of Runner - Up Jackson County.

Local students share information on KY FAME at ATC abccc

KY FAME Instructor Chris Hall and students Toby Crabtree (WCHS2014) and MaLaya Koger (WCHS2016) came and presented information about KYFAME to Wayne County Area Technology Center students Welding and Machine Tool Classes recently.

Cross Country in midst of successful season at Wayne County Invitational abc

Team member Nicole Hesse placed 15 out of 70 other runners at the recent Wayne County Invitational at Cave Lake on September 24. Boys team runner Zach Tucker finished the race first out of 134 runners. Wayne County District Athletic Director Kevin Jones said, "He beat some of the toughest competitors in Class AAA and AA. We are extremely proud."

Sophomores meet for Roger Scholars Informational Session ABC

Hunter Davis shared information on his Roger Scholar experience over the summer. A representative from the program visited the students to answer questions and explain the application process.

Congratulations to the WC Marching Band for performance at Pulaski County Invitational

 The band brought home numerous awards from the September 24th competition, which included at Prelims: Best Colorguard Class 3A, Best Colorguard Overall, Best Percussion Class 3A, Best Percussion Overall, 1st place Class 3A, Overall 1st place. After advancing to the finals competition, the band received Overall Grand Champion, Best Overall Colorguard, Best Overall Effect, and Percussion 3rd place Overall.

WCHS crowns its Homecoming King and Queen on September 23

Wayne County High School congratulates Chelsea Adams and Gabe Dick for winning Homecoming Queen and King. The school also congratulates everyone that made the Homecoming court and the football team for winning 0-53.

"See You at the Pole"

The Wayne County High School FCA students invite everyone to their "See You at the Pole" event on September 28 at 7:45 a.m. This is an optional event, and the FCA students encourage those that would be interested in it to attend.

High school and middle school students enjoy homecoming pep rally High school and middle school students enjoy homecoming pep rally

Wayne County High Schoolers and Middle Schoolers were treated to a pep rally in the high school gym in honor of the week's homecoming events. Members of the football team spoke, the homecoming court was recognized, and Spirit Week winners were announced. The homecoming game will be held tonight, September 23, at 7:30.

Wayne County High School hosts a parade for the Homecoming game tonight

All of the Homecoming candidates and the football team, cheerleaders, WCHS band, and more participated in the event. Go Cards!

Wayne County High School students were recognized at the September Board of Ed meeting for participating in academic camps and endeavors

Board Chairperson Donna Blevins congratulated each student for their accomplishment in being selected. The students shared some of the things they learned during the summer academic-related experiences.

Thanks to Wayne County Schools supporter McCreary County Hardwoods for gift to Imagination Library

Special thanks to Master Gardener Vannie Hatfield for contributing to the Imagination Library after learning about the program at a recent KY Proud dinner featuring veggies from the school graden.

Spirit Week events held at the High School in honor of homecoming game Spirit Week

WCHS supported the football team with Spirit Week themed days in celebration of Homecoming. Good Luck Cardinals as they take on Clay County! 

Monticello Elementary 4th and 5th graders and Freshman Academy enjoyed African Storyteller/Musician Madafo Lloyd Wilson's performances

Madafo's Reach Out program shared a cultural message out of the tradition of the Griot (a French word meaning African keeper of the principles and values of the people).

Informational Night for Senior Parents benefits students

Audrey Fowler Price, KHEAA Outreach Counselor, discussed the college application process, paying for college, how to apply for financial aid, and changes in financial aid with parents on the evening of September 19th. She also shared a helpful presentation with seniors during the school day after they attended the college fair answering their questions.The October 1st opening date for the 2017/2018 FAFSA is fast approaching! Dig out those FSA ID's and get your 2015 tax info handy so that you are ready to complete your FAFSA online come opening day. Also, students may still sign up online for the October 22nd ACT locally administered test, however, a late fee will be added. The next deadline for signing up for the ACT (without a late fee) is November 4th, in order to take the ACT at school on December 10th.  

Seniors participated in College Fair at Center for Rural Development

Over a dozen colleges and universities were represented at the KHEAA Outreach event to help students narrow down their college choice. Wayne County Guidance Counselors sponsored the trip. Colleges met with students to tell them about admissions process, programs/ degrees offered, and more.

Junior Brandon Catron gains valuable experiences at Governor Scholars for Entrepreneurs

Brandon is the first WCHS student to apply and be accepted into this program since it was established two years ago. This program provided the student with once in a life time opportunities for a highschool student.