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Wayne County High School News

Blood drive at the high school

Kentucky Blood Center sends representatives to facilitate the second blood drive of the school year.

Twenty-two high school students will build their business and entrepreneurial skills at the 2016 ELI at The Center

The Center for Rural Development has selected 22 high school students from Southern and Eastern Kentucky to build their business and entrepreneurial skills at the 2016 Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI).

Seniors get ready for commencement excercises during rehearsal

Congratulations to the class of 2016! Commencement exercises will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27. Project Graduation will be held for the seniors and their guests immediately afterwards. They will be transported on school buses to Get Air Trampoline Park in Nicholasville.

WC Bass Bandits place second in competition on May 7th at Halcom's Landing on Lake Cumberland

Wayne County students Bradley Dunagan and Tray Hardwick placed second with their 10 pound 11 ounce catch amongst 32 top qualifiers from across the state. The duo received a $1,000 scholarship.

Advanced Placement English students wrap up year in challenging class

As the school year has drawn to a close, high school students have participated in state mandated standardized testing. Among the many groups of students testing, advanced placement students were also hard at work taking their own tests designed to meet the content of their grueling courses.

Adult graduates with help from Homebound Instructor

Congratulations to Amanda Pennycuff for furthering her education and earning her high school diploma.

Baseball and Sotball Teams beginning district play this week

WCHS Baseball will be beginning the postseason Monday at Cardinal Field in the 48th District Tournament against McCreary, it will also be Senior night for the Seniors. With a win they will advance on to play Southwestern for the Distcrict Championship on Tuesday. WCHS Softball will also begin postseason play this week playing at Southwestern on Monday against McCreary. Like the baseball team a win will put them in the District Championship against Southwestern on Tuesday.

Nominate Wayne County School staff for Go Cards Award

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

WCHS Girls Softball Season in final week of regular season play

The team is preparing for district tournament.

2016 Hall of Fame booklet honors high achieving seniors
WCHS Lady Cardinal Basketball hosts banquet

On May 15th the WCHS Girls Basketball Team held their annual banquet to relive the memories of the 2015-2016 season and acknowledge the seniors.

Over 100 Seniors shared their commitment plans at the Second Annual College Signing Day

Wayne County High School rolled out the red carpet for at least half of the senior class who have made plans to further their educations after graduation. Over 100 seniors committed to college, vocational training and/or enlisting in the armed services at Wayne County Schools during a special signing day event on May 17th.

Local FFA Chapter celebrates school year with annual banquet

FFA members enjoyed celebrating the end of the FFA year with their family members at the annual FFA banquet. Various students were recognized for their accomplishments and promotions throughout the school year.

WCHS students create texting and driving PSAs for Bluegrass Cellular

Local students created public service announcements in their English 2 class to discourage the practice of texting while driving. The commercials have been entered in a statewide contest and two created by WCHS students have been selected in the top three. Click on links included in the story to watch and vote for the videos. Voting deadline is Friday, May 20.

National Guard provided lunch for High School Teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week

Thanks to the National Guard for all that they have done for our school system this year.

Wayne County Boys' Tennis team finish up successful season

The Wayne County Boys Tennis team finished up their season with a postseason record of 13-2. The team's season ended with a 2-3 loss to Casey County in the Sem-finals of the team region. The team also had 4 members advance to the quarterfinals in the individual Regional Tournament held at Berea College.

Kentucky Army National Guard honored College/Career Ready students with t-shirts seen at the spring pep rally honoring extra-curricular activities

The National Guard provided numerous high school seniors with College/Career Ready t-shirts. To acquire the shirt, seniors had to either meet benchmark on ACT and/or pass the COMPASS test in English, Math, and Reading.Or students were declared Career Ready if they met two components: college ready, or passed WorkKeys or ASVAB and earned an industry certificate or passed the KOSSA (Kentucky Occupational Skills Standards Assessment) test.

Father/daughter event at the Aspire Center

The Apire Center's "A Night in Paris" event is for girls in grades 3, 4, and 5. The event will be held on May 13 at 6:00 p.m.

Wayne County Schools celebrate National School Nurse Day

National School Nurse Day, May 11th, is a time to celebrate the specialty practice of school nursing. The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) applauds the contributions school nurses make every day to improve the safety, health, and academic success of all students.

WCHS Band performs 2016 Spring Concert

The Wayne County Band performed their concluding spring concert for the school year on May 5. The middle and high school bands performed pieces rehearsed throughout their concert season. Specialized groups of student musicians also performed.

Local students participate in K-PREP testing next two weeks

Wayne County School students in a variety of grade levels will be participating in the 2016 Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) assessment beginning this coming Monday, May 9th .

FFA students succeed at WKU Agriscience Day

On April 19, 2016, 19 Wayne County FFA members attended the WKU Agriscience Day. This is a day where FFA members compete against other members in our region in individual and team contest. Wayne County has three teams and five individuals that participated in this event.

Colton Morrow Nominated for the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA

MONTICELLO, KY — Colton Morrow, a freshman at Wayne County High School of Monticello, KY is a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, MA on June 25-27, 2016.

Education Commissioner recognizes teachers, calls on Kentuckians to share educator stories

Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt called on all Kentuckians to join him in recognizing and celebrating teachers who have impacted their lives as part of national Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6. 

Teacher Appreciation Events being held across district

Special thanks to all the Wayne County School District Teachers for your caring service to the student body. A variety of acknowledgements are being made thanking teachers this week. For example, the WCMS Cafeteria hosted a wonderful complimentary breakfast for teachers on Tuesday, May 3. They are also participating in National School Lunch Hero Day on Friday.    

Thanks to 21st Century Cooking Class for their recipe which will be featured on Thursday's (May 5th) Lunch menu

Their strawberry cream cheese tarts will be on the dessert menu at each school, except at Wayne County Middle School.

Three teams from Bass Bandits qualify for state tournament

Six Wayne County anglers will be participating at the state tournament on Kentucky Lake on May 13-14. Four local teams placed at the Region 3 Tournament with a total of 86 boats recently participating at Conley Bottom Boat Dock. There are 18 anglers on Wayne County's Bass Bandits program, making nine teams.

Prom ticket discount for abiding students

  In an effort to make sure Wayne County students’ promise a safe drug free event, the Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policies is offering to pay $10 off each prom ticket for the first seventy five students. They are making this effort to inform not only parents/guardians but the community at large of Kentucky’s Zero Tolerance Law and Wayne County’s Social Hosting Ordinance.

Wayne County High School students visited Berea College to learn more about college options

Some 30 local students participated in the Latino Outreach program. They learned about college admission, toured the campus seeing dorms and classroom buildings, discussed their Boys' Soccer Program, visited a college art gallery, and dined in the Mountaineer Cafe for lunch.

WCHS Bowling Team holds fifth annual Bowling Banquet

The WCHS Bowling Team celebrated a season of learning and improvement on Monday, April 18. Students received trophies and plaques in recognition of their accomplishments for the 2015-2016 season.

Congratulations to state winners at Skills USA State Competiton

April 13-16, students from Wayne County Area Technology Center traveled to Louisville to compete in the Skills USA State Competition. Both the skills gap and skilled worker shortages are being adressed through the industry driven Skills USA competitions. The club's work contributes to America's future.

Senior Class Nominations for Class Flower, Song & Inspirational Quote

Seniors are eligible to make their nomination for Senior Class Flower, Song, & Inspirational Quote at the following link:

2016 WCHS JROTC Awards Ceremony

Numerous cadets received medals and awards for their service to Wayne County's JROTC program. Local veterans and Wayne County graduates assisted school officials with the presentations.

Boys and Girls Tennis teams continue their successful seasons

The girls’ tennis team improved their record to 6-1 on the season with a sweeping win at home over Rockcastle County on April 11th. The boys brought their record to 7-0 with another sweeping win over Boyle County in the quarterfinals of the regional tournament. The boys will face Garrard County (Away) on Tuesday, April 19th. The girls’ next match will be against Somerset (Away) on Monday, April 25th.

WCHS Class of 2016 Academic Hall of Fame

38 Seniors have been inducted into the Academic Hall of Fame that requires students to have a 3.75 GPA through seven semesters.

Farm Day Fun for preschoolers

WCHA FFA students and volunteers helped man stations ranging from livestock to tractors to washing clothes. The preschool does a great job bringing this event to life each year.

Wayne County Senior signs to play volleyball for Georgetown College

One of Wayne County High School’s top scholars, Senior Raeann Corder is receiving a scholarship to Georgetown College and will be playing volleyball for the Georgetown Tigers Women’s Volleyball program next fall.

Somerset Community College Theatre and Film Presents an evening of short comedic plays alongside SCC Art Student Exhibit

Somerset, KY. (April 12, 2016) - The cast is set and rehearsals are underway for Somerset Community College (SCC) Theatre’s production of Sketches! The play will be presented in SCC’s Stoner Little Theatre on April 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets are only $4 when purchased in advance from SCC’s box office. They are $6 each at the door. The box office is open from noon to 3:00 p.m. daily.

Two Wayne County High School students win book challenge

Congratulations to Wayne County High School Junior Cheyenne Upchurch and Freshman Alexandra Piercy - winners of the Egg-cellent Book Challenge contest at the Wayne County High School library.

Mary McLean's biology students enjoy genetics project

Mary McLean's biology class learned about genetics with a fun project.

Rogers Scholars selects Hunter Davis to enter into program this summer

Sixty-two high school students from 45 Kentucky counties within its service area have been selected to attend this summer’s session of Rogers Scholars, including Wayne County High School Sophomore Hunter Davis.

Wayne County Schools' summer feeding program participation deadline extended

 Summer break is almost here and it’s time to begin planning Wayne County Schools’ summer feeding program designed for youth.  The school nutrition services department extend this opportunity to become a partner with your school and community events or activities. 

Panama City Beach Bash re-cap for WCHS Bat Cards

Last week, the WCHS Bat cards traveled the long ride to Panama City where they competed in the Panama City Beach Bash at Arnold High School. While there they battled and defeated some very good teams with the likes of LaRue County, Bullitt Central, and Taylor County only falling to the host team, Arnold, giving them a very successful record of 3-1 on the week. The team wants to say thank you to all of those who made the trip possible.

Wayne Theater April events

We appreciate your interest in Monticello Banking Company's Historic Wayne Theater.
In furthering our efforts to help support our community, we are utilizing the Historic Wayne Theater for community events and fundraisers for local schools, civic groups and other organizations. All proceeds go to the group holding the fundraiser with the bank furnishing popcorn and beverages free of charge. We thank you for helping support our community and hope to see you soon!

FFA Chapter Officers recognized for their work at Regional FFA Paperwork Day

On Thursday, March 31, Avery Fierros, Drew Phillips, and Kelci Pyles traveled to Adair County High School to attend the Regional FFA Paperwork Day.  While there, these students submitted their chapter officer books related to their office position.  Avery and Kelci served as regional voting delegates for selection of 2016-2017 Regional Officers for the Lake Cumberland Region.

WCHS student Seth McKinsey welds sculpture for WCHS Band office

Seth McKinsey, a member of the Wayne County High School Band, used the welding skills he has learned at the Area Technology Center to fabricate the band logo. Seth receives welding instruction from Teacher Greg Weaver.

Districtwide Arts Showcase well attended Visual Arts

Student Musicians, vocalists, visual artists and dance enthusiasts shaped their talents at the recent event held in the WCHS Auditorium.

Cardinal Tennis Team wins Team Region Match against Pulaski County on March 29th

Boys will play Boyle County at home on April 14th to continue the Region Tournament. The girls (who have a record of 4-1) will travel to Berea on April 21st for the first round of regional play.

Wayne County High School Baseball off to great start in beginning of the season

Wayne County Baseball has begun the season and looks to create some waves in the 12th Region this year. The Bat Cards currently have a record of 4-2 with wins over top schools such as South Laurel, Somerset, and Pulaski. The Cards look to keep the winning attitude going into their game on Thursday against North Laurel at Cardinal Field and then throughout Spring Break as they travel to Panama to participate in the Panama City Beach Bash.

Districtwide Arts Showcase well attended Musical Arts

Student Musicians, vocalists, visual artists and dance enthusiasts shaped their talents at the recent event held in the WCHS Auditorium.

Winter Guard and Percussion Ensemble compete at TriState Competition

The Winter activities of the WCHS Marching Band competed in competition over the weekend. The WCHS Winter Guard placed fifth in their class. The Percussion Ensemble finished third in their division. Leslie Daniels, Ben Duncan, Sarah Hill, and Te'koa Price made their final performances as seniors in the Wayne County Band Program.

Two Wayne County High School students participate in state Governor's Cup Academic Team competiton

Two Wayne County High School Academic Team students competed at the highest level of state competition recently, at the Galt House in Louisville.

Congratulations to district Academic Teams on successful seasons

The Wayne County School Academic Team Governor’s Cup finalists were recognized during the March monthly board of education meeting at the conclusion of all three team’s seasons.

FFA Regional Speaking Day Results

On Thursday, March 17, 2016, 16 Wayne County FFA members participated in the Lake Cumberland Regional FFA Day.  Students participated in various speaking contests (Fair - Good - Excellent - Superior).  Congratulations & here are the results:

Flamenco Dancers share traditional dances from Southern Spain with student audiences

Las Flamencas Dance Company of Louisville performed at both Monticello Elementary and Wayne County High School on March 10th. They performed eight different rhythmic dances and started with the most popular Sevillanas dance. They explained different styles of Spanish dance during the cultural event that was part of the schools' program review activities.

Wayne County Tennis sweeps McCreary Central in first match of the season

The Wayne County tennis season gets off to strong start with the boys and girls sweeping McCreary Central with team scores of 9-0 and 7-0, respectively. The team looks ahead to three more matches to be played this week.

Wayne County Band Winter Ensembles compete at John Hardin High School

The Wayne County Winter Perfromance Ensembles competed in Tri-State Marching Arts Competition over the weekend. The Wayne County Winter Guard received fifth place in class Scholastic A. The Indoor Percussion received first place in class Scholastic B category.

Softball Cards get a win over Williamsburg on Friday the 18th

The Lady Bat Cards came up with an impressive win over Williamsburg this past Friday. The Cards seemed to come out hitting the ball well earning 6 runs to hold off the Jackets 6-4. Lady Cards will play again Tuesday the 22nd at Corbin. Go Cards!

Wayne County Schools Arts Showcase to be held on March 24

The community is encouraged to attend a new cultural event on the Wayne County School campus. The Wayne County Schools Arts Showcase will be held Thursday, March 24th at 6:00 p.m. at the Wayne County High School. The event will showcase the many talented local students who excel in the arts and humanities field.

Art students create poster to be displayed in Judicial Center foyer

The poster will promote organ donor awareness and has room to accomodate photos of local people who have become organ donors. The Circuit Court Clerk's office campaigns for this public service and denotes organ donor contributors as they print vehicle licenses. Organ donation is a true gift of life.  With over 124,000 on the national organ waiting list and nearly 1000 Kentuckians on the organ transplant waiting list, their Gift of Life will be brighter than a pot of gold at the end of a beautiful rainbow. All individuals, regardless of age or health conditions, have the ability to give HOPE to those waiting by simply saying "Yes? You can add your name to the confidential Registry!" (A state ID/driver's license # is needed) You may join at your local Circuit Court Clerk driver's license office,,, or by calling 1-866-945-5433.

Local talent performs in Good Neighbors Theater Production of A Midsummer Night's Dream

WCHS Senior Te'koa Price, WC Schools Substitute Teacher Montana Daniels, Otter Creek Teacher Angela Sloan, local Extension Service Arts Agent Seth Hart, and former WC graduates Emily Decker and Nicholas Kidd were all a part of the cast for the production. Remaining performances are:

Friday, March 18th 7:00 pm CST

Saturday, March 19th 7:00 pm CST

Sunday, March 20th 2:00 pm CST


Children 3-12 $8.00 plus tax

Adult 12-Older $12.00 plus tax

Good Neighbors Theatre is located on Hwy 111 in Byrdstown, TN. You may purchase tickets at the door when you arrive. For further information, please phone 931-864-4569 or message Angela Sloan at absloan2000@gmail.com931-864-4569

WCHS Football Banquet was recently held to acknowledge the team's success

Awards were given to individuals, seniors, and the All-District team. The cardinals finished the season with an impressive record of 11-3.

High School students encouraged to enter the Library Media Center's EGG-cellent book challenge

In the spirit of spring, the WCHS Media Center is sponsoring a new book challenge for the theme of the season. Students have the opportunity to explore new literature and compete for prizes.

National Guard sponsors BMX bike show for high schoolers

The National Guard recently sponsored an assembly for high schoolers to watch professional BMX bike riders from North Carolina perform stunts in the gymnasium during their third period class. They shared motivational messages through their highly skilled stunts.

Mary Jo Young scholarship available to current WCHS sophomores and juniors interested in dual credit

Wayne County High School students that are considering taking college classes next year need to apply for the Mary Jo Young scholarship, according to the guidance counselor’s office.

Students and parents recently received assistance in completing their FAFSA online work

The WCHS Counselor's office was assisted by JR Thompson from Somerset Community College in helping college bound seniors complete their financial aid.

Wayne County recognized for meeting college- and career-readiness goal

Congratulations to Wayne CountySchools for being  among 111 public school districts statewide that delivered on a pledge made five years ago to improve the college- and career-readiness of its high school graduates by 2015.

Recent graduate Devin Morrow presented with academic award

Devin Morrow, a 2014 Wayne County High School graduate/wrestling athlete, was recently presented the Academic All Mid-South Conference Award. 

Mat Cards compete in the Kentucky Wrestling Officials Association Spring Classic

Several members of the Mat Cards team traveled to Cecilia, KY on Saturday, March 5th to compete in the Kentucky Wrestling Officials Association Spring Classic. Several local wrestlers brought home medals.

Wayne County Area Technology Center Students Win Big at Regional Competition

On March 5, students from Wayne County ATC traveled to Pulaski County ATC to participate in the Southern Regional SkillsUSA contest. Students competed in both leadership and technical contests winning an impressive 16 medals.

Thank you Cardinal Basketball Boys on a great season

Thanks for your competitive spirit and exciting games during the season. Congratulations on the season's achievements, including Trey Blevins and Corey Stearns who are respectively 2nd and 3rd in All-time Scoring at Wayne County. Appreciated our seniors -Trey Blevins, Corey Stearns, Nick Gillespie, and Daniel Coldiron - who will be missed next year. 

23rd Annual Wayne County High School JROTC Military Ball was held on Saturday, February 27th

Cadets enjoyed wearing formal attire and dining and dancing at Dale Hollow State Park. CW4(R) William Inman was the guest speaker and did a wonderful job speaking from the heart. Battalion Comamander Casey Cash and his date Presley De-Hay were joined by speaker William Inman and his wife Donna in the receiving line. Cadets presented the colors and recited the Cadet Creed prior to the toasts. It was a memorable event for the cadets and their guests.

Music for Mamas benefit concert to be held at Wayne Theater

Tickets are now available for the concert which includes performances by local students who participate in 4-H activities. Proceeds will benefit the work and mission of the local HELP Pregnancy Center. Tickets are $5 each and the concert will be held April 23. Contact Natalie Humble, who is coordinating the event for her Rogers Scholar project, or the Wayne County Extension Service for more information.

Getting more students to begin their day with breakfast improves academic performance

“Wake Up to School Breakfast” encourages Wayne County students to choose breakfast at school. Help celebrate National School Breakfast Week at Wayne County Schools by getting a nutritous meal in the cafeterias or grab n' go to start the school day.


Somerset, Ky. (March 1, 2016) –Somerset Community College (SCC) will host the fourth annual SCC Open House on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 1 to 4 p.m. on both the SCC Somerset and SCC Laurel Campuses.

Wayne County's Juniors participated in the mandated ACT

Wayne County’s 250-member junior class took an important step towards their futures by taking the ACT assessment, along with students across the state on March 1.

Good Luck to the WCHS basketball team Thursday in Region

Thursday Night will be the opening round for our boys in the 12th Region Tournament. The boys will be facing the Rebels from Boyle County who knocked our boys off a year ago in the semi-finals. The game starts at 6:00 at the Pulaski County High School. The theme for the pep section will be camo night. Come out and support our boys in their road to the tourney.

High School Archery Team qualifies for NASP State Tournament

The WCHS Archery team will compete in state tournament on March 21. Elliot Cross qualified as an individual archer from Wayne County and will compete on March 26 in Midway, Kentucky. The team collectively shot a qualifying score of 3,272, ranking the team high enough to continue to state. Elliot Cross shot an individual score of 284 at NASP region, qualifying himself for individual state tournament.

Latest 4-H opportunities for students

Check out spring calendar regarding 4-H deadlines for camp, shooting sports, talent shows, speech/demonstration contest, and spring carnival.

Congratulations Boys Cardinal Basketball Team at District

The boys basketball team advanced to the first round of the regional tournament. The boys defeated the Southwestern Warriors in an exciting district tournament to become district champions. Go Cards!

Thank you Lady Cards for an enjoyable season!

The WCHS Lady Cards Basketball Team finished runner-up in the district after playing McCreary Central and Southwestern, which qualified them for regional play. They fought a competitive game with Pulaski but were defeated 70-64 on Monday night (Feb. 29) at Lincoln County, ending the 2015-16 season.

FFA Concludes festivities with "kiss the pig" contest

The FFA sponsored a final event for National FFA Week. The event raised money for the club and teachers who volunteered competed to raise the most money. The teacher who ended the week with the highest amount of money in their jar from students, was required to kiss a pig.

WCHS Agriculture Students celebrate national FFA week

Members of the WCHS FFA celebrated National FFA Week with several different days sponsored by the club. Days such as Tidy Truck Day and Official FFA Attire Day were among many other concepts used to promote the organization.Green Hand Celebration is an important event signigfying knowledge members have gained to recite the club's standards.

Congratulations to WCHS student Brandon Southwood on winning the naming of high school cafeteria

The new name now for the WCHS cafeteria is "The Cardinal Cafe". The cafe is in the midst of a renovation project which will be completed in the fall.

FAFSA Workshop to be held

Wayne County High School will host a third financial aid workshop to help students apply for financial aid.  The workshop will be held in the WCHS Media Center from 9AM – 12PM on Tuesday, March 8th.

Senture is hiring

Come see for yourself why Senture is the People's Choice 2015 Best Place to Work.

Wayne County students meet Abraham Lincoln

Monticello Elementary students, Wayne County High School Juniors and U.S History/Kentucky Studies classes had a rare experience recently meeting a former famous president. Or at least, he looked like one of the most famous U.S. presidents.

Thank you to parents who attended Parent Teacher Conferences on Feb 23 at WCMS/WCHS

The next Parent Teacher Conference is at Monticello Elementary on Monday, February 29 from 4:00 to 7:00.

FFA Students participate in Camouflage Tuesday

FFA students enjoy standing out at school while wearing camo to support National FFA week.

Good Neighbors Theatre Proudly Presents "Midsummer Nights Dream"

Performances by Wayne County Residents Te’Koa Price, Montana Daniels, Seth Hart, Emily Decker, and Nicholas Kidd

Ballet Magnificat "Hiding Place" Hope in the Midst of Suffering coming soon

For dance enthusiasts, don't miss an up upcoming ballet performance to be presented at the Center for Rural Development on Thursday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. They will be hosting the Internationally Acclaimed Christian Ballet Company portraying an incredible true story of Corrie Ten Boom as she fought back from the atrocities and found forgiveness in the midst of the Holocaust.

Somerset Community College Academic Achievement Scholarhsip offers half-off for top High School graduates

Wayne County students in the top ten percent of the 2016 high school graduating class are eligible for an automatic scholarship at Somerset Community College that reduces tuition costs by half.

Muddy Truck/Muck Boot Day Kicks off National FFA Week at WCHS

The local FFA Chapter is a busy organization that offers multiple activities for students to participate in ranging from parliamentary procedure to livestock judging to public service. WCHS Agriculture Teacher Justin Horton is the Sponsor.

WCHS/WCMS Dance Teams place at state competition

Congratulations to the Wayne County High School Varsity Team for placing third in Hip Hop and 6th in Pom at the state competition held February 20 at the Convention Center in Frankfort. The competition continued on February 21 and the Middle School Dance Team placed 10th in Hip Hop and 13th in Pom.

Wayne County Basketball Seniors Recognized before District

After successful careers for our seniors in both locker rooms its time to say goodbye but also time to go out with a bang. Goodluck to our Girls and Boys Basketball teams during district play this week. Girls face off with Southwestern Thursday night for the District Championship. Boys will face the winner between Southwestern and McCreary on Friday. Also congratulations to our Seniors on the Dance and Cheerleading squads. All seniors will be missed dearly.

Mat Cards finish fifth in small school sixteenth overall in state

The Wayne County Wrestling team traveled to All Tech Arena in Georgetown this past weekend on February 19 and 20th, to compete in the KHSAA state tournament.  The Mat Cards advanced nine wrestlers from the KHSAA Region 7 tournament the week before to the state tournament at Georgetown.


WCHS Students - Use the following link to name the cafeteria.  The winning name will be used in the upcoming remodeling of WCHS's cafeteria!  Deadline to vote is February 24th!

Vote Here--------->

Boys and Girls Basketball District Tournament Bracket Announced

The girls play in the first round against McCreary Central on February 22nd at McCreary Central. The boys will play in district finals on February 26th at McCreary Central.

School Calendar amended due to excessive snow days

Due to the excessive number of school days recently missed at Wayne County Schools due to the snow, the calendar will be amended.

Parent Night Celebrated at Boys' Basketball Game against West Jessamine

The Boy's Basketball players, varsity dance team and varsity cheerleaders escorted their parents onto the floor to honor their support. Wayne County parents are very important to a student's success at school and very much appreciated!  

Community involvement helps build paths to success for Wayne County School students

The Wayne County community has a tradition of generously supporting the Wayne County School system. In fact, this valuable community engagement resource may hold the future key to unlocking each student’s future potential in the work force.


Somerset, Ky. (February 11, 2016) - On February 28, 2016, Somerset Community College (SCC) will partner with area churches for Super Sunday, an annual student recruitment initiative specifically targeting African-American and Latino students. This year marks the sixth anniversary for the event, which enables SCC advocates to connect with prospective college students and their families.


Somerset, Ky. (February 11, 2016) – Somerset Community College Theatre will hold open auditions for its spring production of Sketches! on Monday and Tuesday, February 22 and 23. Sign-in will begin at 7 p.m. and auditions begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. The event will take place in SCC’s Stoner Little Theatre, located at 808 Monticello Street in Somerset.

Former Wayne County Cheerleading Coach Joey Neal honored for 20 years of service

A reception was held to celebrate the contributions Neal made to Wayne County's Cheerleading program from 1989-2008 on Feburary 5th at the Turner Cafeteria. Cheerleaders from a variety of years attended the fun celebration.

Mat Cards finish strong at region

The Wayne County Wrestling team competed in the sixteen team  KHSAA  Region 7 Tournament on  Friday February 12 and Saturday 13 at Boyle County High School. Team members competed in 14 individual weight classes and celebrate the continuance of the season for 9 members of the team who advanced to state duals.

Varsity cheerleaders support Cardinal Basketball Team during the season

The WCHS Cheerleading Squad supported the varsity basketball team in a recent victory against Knox Central. The Cheerleading Squad supports football and basketball teams throughout the school year, along with other extra-curricular programs like the Band, Dance Teams, and JROTC.

WCHS Girls Basketball team seniors recognized

Seniors Bethany Peyton and Temisha Pyles were recognized for their exceptional performance on the WCHS Girls Varsity Basketball Team. The girls were acknowledged during the game against Clinton County.

Wayne County Basketball Boys sport Monticello uniforms in celebration of "Monticello Night"

The 2015-16 Cardinal basketball team celebrated "Monticello Night" at the Wayne County Gym in a game against the McCreary Central Raiders. Between the former Monticello High School and Wayne County High School, the basketball teams celebrate 2,645 wins and still counting.

Dakota Morrow places 3rd in Individual High School division at Center College archery competition

On January 30, the Wayne County Archery Team competed in competition at Centre College in Danville. Among the members of the team, Dakota Morrow placed third overall in the indivdual scoring category for the High School division.

Mat Cards Finish runner Up in Charger Duals

     The Wayne County Wrestling team traveled to Louisville on Saturday February 6, to compete in the Jeffersontown Charger Duals. The tournament featured twelve teams from throughout the state.

Wrestling team competed at home on Feburary 4 honoring Senior Cameron Nevels

Senior night was exciting with elementary, middle and high school wrestlers competing on dual mats for the competition with Whitley County. The Cards beat Whitley 56-24 at the varsity level.The younger wrestlers enjoyed the opportunity to look up to the older wrestlers at the meet and compete at their level. The Mat Cards will compete at Region on Feb. 12th and 13th in Danville. State competition will be held at the Lexington Alltech Arena on Feb. 19th and 20th.

Wear Red Day Friday, Feb 5 to help raise awareness for heart healthy habits

The attached flyers provide helpful tips to become a better role model for our students.

Kentucky Governer's Office of Early Childhood Monthly Message

Parents, families and caregivers can help their children arrive at kindergarten ready to grow, ready to learn and ready to succeed by doing simple, every-day tasks and activities. The KYGOEC's Monthly Message series provides information and ideas on how to help children develop in their earliest years.

Local EMS Employees complete college degree at SCC

Somerset, Ky. – Steven Eubank and Robert Campbell are two local emergency medical services (EMS) employees who have always had a heart for helping others. But in dedicating their lives to assisting other people, both Eubank and Campbell nearly forgot to pursue their own aspirations of getting a college degree until the Paramedic Program at Somerset Community College offered them that chance.

Transportation Scholarship opportunities currently available

Explore scholarship options through Pupil Transportation.

"Give Me a Reason" drug prevention initiative program provides free drug test kits

Kits are now available at the Youth Services Resource Centers at WCMS and WCHS.

The Mat Cards traveled to Whitley County on Feb 1

Wayne County defeated Whitley County 53-30 recently. Whitley County will travel to Wayne County on Thursday, February 4 when the local seniors will be honored at 7:00 p.m.

Percussion Ensemble and Winter Color Guard perform well at Tri-State Competiton

The Wayne County High School Band Program’s Percussion Ensemble and Winter Color Guard made a great showing for their first competition of the season which was held at the TriState Marching Arts Competition at Pulaski High School on Saturday, January 30.

Wayne County Dance Teams successful at Region

The High School Dance Team placed 1st in pom and first in hip hop. The Wayne County Middle School Dance Team placed first in pom and first in hip hop, and were also named grand champions. Congratulations Cards!

Bowling teams compete at region

The Wayne County Bowling Teams competed in regional tournnament over the weekend of January 30 and 31. The boys team finished 16th out of 18 teams. The girls team ended the season as the 13th placing team out of the 17 girls team who competed as well.

Mat Cards Finish Sixth in State Duals

The Wayne County Wrestling Team traveled to Lindsey Wilson College on Saturday January 30 for the Kentucky Small School State Dual Tournament. Small School division is all wrestling teams in the state with an enrollment of 1000 students or less. This marked the 25th year of the dual tournament. Wayne County has qualified 23 of the 25 years  the tournament has been held.

Pruitt releases K-12 Public Education Report

 The state of K-12 public education in Kentucky is strong according to Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt, though he did say there is room for improvement. Pruitt released The State of K-12 Public Education in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, a report that highlights statewide educational successes and challenges. With the report as a starting point, Pruitt called on Kentuckians to work together to improve education for all children.

Walk the Talk: Employee Wellness Newsletter for January 2016

As a new year begins, employees are encouraged to take the best possible care of their health. The Employee Wellness Newsletter provides insightful advice and tips towards achieving the healthiest year yet.

Good luck to WCMS/WCHS Dance Teams at 12th and 13th Region Dance Competition

The WCMS Dance Team will compete from 9-11:30 am on Sunday, January 31st at Somerset High School. The WCHS Varsity Dance Team will compete between 12 noon and 5:30 p.m. Both squads will compete in the Pom and Hip Hop division, as well as solo and duets.

WCHS Band Percussion Ensemble and Winter Guard prepare for Tristate Marching Arts Saturday, January 30

The student musicians have worked hard to bring their music together to be presented at Tristate Competition to be held at Pulaski County High School. The Winter Guard will also be competing with a specifically choreographed flag/dance routine that they have perfected.

FAFSA Workshop 2 was held on January 27 in spite of the snow day

Several students and parents dropped by the High School Media Center to get assitance in completeing financial aid forms based on their tax information. Normally students begin filling FAFSA forms in January, but starting in 2016 the FAFSA filing opeining will be in October. On April 12, Audrey Fowler Price, the KHEAA Representative, will return to the Wayne County campus to assist seniors. She and Lindsey Wilson College representative Kendra Popplewell spent most of the day offering families guidance in completing FAFSA forms online, bridging the gap between high school and college/vocational training.

Name the School Cafeteria!

WCHS is in the middle of a total cafeteria makeover.  One of the things we need is a name for the cafeteria.  Submit your best, most creative names at the following link.  We will be voting within a few weeks on what the new cafeteria will be called!


Wayne County High School Archery Team is ranked number 26 in the state

Currently, Wayne County High School Archery Team is ranked number 26 in the state.  Wayne County’s Team has had two individual winners from the last tournament at Pulaski County High School on January 16th

State of K-12 Public Education in Kentucky news conference Jan. 21

Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt will present the 2016 State of K-12 Public Education in Kentucky during a news conference on Thursday, January 21 at 10 a.m. ET in the State Board Room on the first floor of the Capital Plaza Tower, 500 Mero St., Frankfort.

Historic Wayne Theater will be showing War Room on Thursday, January 21st

On January 21st, the Historic Wayne Theater will be showing the movie War Room at 6:00 pm. All donations will go the Wayne County Middle School Dance Team.

21st Century After School Programs recognized at monthly board of education meeting

During the state School Board Recognition Month, not only are board members being recognized by the Kentucky School Board Association, but Wayne County’s very own 21st Century Program showed their appreciation by sharing some of the cooking class favorite recipes and samples of freshly made cupcakes.

WCHS Pathways to Readiness Initiative Moves Forward

  Wayne County High School’s new Pathways to Readiness initiative moved another step forward as the Board of Education approved a work ethic seal program designed to improve student graduation and proficiency rates, strengthen ties between the school system and business community, and provide a way for students to demonstrate their personal commitment to college, career and citizenship readiness.

Mat cards experience 3 wins and two loses at Heritage High School in Maryville, TN

The Wayne County Wrestling team traveled to Heritage High School in Maryville , Tennessee on Saturday January 16 for the Rumble in the Mountains Tournament. The tournament featured twelve teams ,with Wayne County being the only out of state team.

WCHS Students register for second semester SCC classes

High school students choosing to take dual credit college classes from Somerset Community College registered for their second semester.High school students take advantage of the reduced costs for college classes offered during the school day.The locally offered classes help students progress more quickly through undergraduate college courses which saves time and money in the long run. It is not uncommon for recent graduates to go into college as sophomores because of this benefit.

Lindsey Wilson students give a presentation about college in Colleen Hart's room

Lindsey Wilson students Morgan Sexton and Taylor Southwood gave a powerpoint presentation about the college experience to Wayne County High School students in Colleen Hart's dual credit US History classes. They also explained the experience of being a college student, provided advice, and answered questions that the students had.

WCHS art students create Kentucky School Board Association banner

Students in Tim Wither's art class recently created a banner to be hung at the KSBA annual convention at the Galt House in Louisville. The theme for the banner was from Chalkboards to Whiteboards.

JROTC contributes to the community

JROTC Battalion Staff functioning well in their official duties. As the first semester of the 2015-2016 school year goes by, and the students of Wayne County High School come back from Christmas break, the JROTC Battalion staff have become acclimated to their new jobs.

Wayne County School board saluted this month

Throughout this month of January, administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members of the Wayne County school district are publicly thanking the system’s elected board of education members during Kentucky’s observation of School Board Recognition Month.

Author Wes Moore to speak at Somerset Community College

Acclaimed author and community activist Wes Moore will be on the campus of Somerset Community College (SCC) on January 15, 2016 as the featured speaker for the 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast. The event, which begins at 8:30 a.m., will be held in the SCC Citizens National Bank Community Room in the Harold Rogers Student Commons on the Somerset Campus at 808 Monticello Street in Somerset.

Mat Cards win Sectional Duals January 9

     The Wayne County Wrestling Team won their fifth consecutive Sectional Four Dual Championship Saturday at Perry County Central High School in Hazard. Wayne County had wins over Danville, Boyle County, Letcher County Central, Perry County Central, and McCreary Central to finish with five wins on the day.

SCC to offer kentucky's first certificate in additive manufacturing/3D Printing

Somerset Community College is the first institution of higher education to offer a state-wide certificate in additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The certificate, which requires 16 credit hours to obtain, will be available to students in January 2016.

WCHS Media Center offers numerous resources to students

Kentucky Virtual Library and Destiny are among the valuable research tools at students' fingertips.

Learn about college financial aid through KET program on January 11th

KET’s “College Financial Aid Call-In 2016, a one-hour, live special edition of Education Matters offers help in navigating the all-important college financial aid application process. The program, hosted by Bill Goodman, airs Monday, Jan. 11 at 9/8 pm on KET and will also stream live online at

Time for college bound seniors to fill out the FAFSA

High school seniors planning to attend college or technical school this fall should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also called the FAFSA, as soon as possible. The counselors have two upcoming workshops planned this month to help.

WCMS Choir performs Christmas Carols at "Peace on Earth" celebration of music

A ten member choir under the direction of Cindy Rose, shared melodies with vocalists from the 21st century program, leading up to the holidays.They provided the audience with a wonderful performance at the historic Wayne Theater.

WCHS Red Zone to begin on January 11

Red Zone intervention time that helps students focus on college, career readiness skills will be built into the Wayne County High School schedule beginning the week of January 11th on Monday through Thursday. 

Wayne County Wrestling team hosts annual Cardinal Classic which featured high school and middle school teams

Wayne County won both the high school and middle school divisions on Saturday, January 2nd. The Mat Cards will be back in action on Saturday, January 9th when they travel to Perry County Central High School for the Sectional 4 duals.

Congratulations to the Cards on winning 2015 Gold Division Smokey Mountain Championship

Cards won the classic with a 74-60 win over Calvary Christian on December 23, 2015. Wayne County appreciated a second winning championship after claiming victory in December 2013 with a win over Knoxville Carter. The Cards won over Lebanon (TN) 82-75, and Oxford (MS) 55-47 as they advanced to the championship. Senior Guard Trey Blevins scored a game high of 25 points with seven rebounds and six assists in the championship game.

Mat Cards host Border Wars with four wins and one loss

The Wayne County Wrestling Team host their annual Border Wars Wrestling Dual Tournament on Monday December 28 at the Rodney Woods Gymnasium. The tournament featured six team from across the state of Kentucky. Teams attending were Letcher County Central, Lexington Tates Creek, Meade County, McCreary Central, Whitley County and Wayne County.

Mat Cards finish Runner Up at Tsunami Duals at Meade County

The Wayne County Wrestling Team traveled to Meade County on Tuesday December 22 and Wednesday 23 for the ten team dual tournament at Meade County. The Mat Cards finished 9-1 in the tournament to finish runner up to Meade County who was 10 - 0.Wayne County had wins over Louisville Desales, Fort Knox, Corydon Indiana, Louisville Iroquis, Bishop Fenwick Ohio, Central Hardin, Louisville Central, Christian County, and Apollo.

Special recognition for six members of the Brass Ensemble

Members of the six member Brass Ensemble, which are part of the Wayne County High School Marching Band performed a couple of pieces that they were happy to share with the board of education. The band wished to thank the board members for their work to meet the needs of students and in particular the school district’s band program. They expressed their thankfulness through their music.

Mary McLean's biology class makes cell models

Mary McLean and Josh Bartley's tenth grade biology classes made models of cells out of everything from: styrofoam, papermache, boxes, and blankets for a recent project. Each group of students had to make either a plant or an animal cell. The top 16 models have been displayed in the High School Media Center.

Local educator's column featured in Kentucky Teacher

An editorial column written by Middle School Teacher Leah Wheat was featured in Kentucky Teacher, a statewide online publication for Kentucky educators earlier this month.

Somerset Community College now enrolling for natural gas service technician certificate program

Somerset, Ky. (December 11, 2015) – The Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative that was created in 2014 by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and U.S. Representative Hal Rogers has generated much buzz in the area regarding the creation of new jobs and growth in industry. Along with the move to improve high-speed Internet service in Kentucky, the initiative has also pushed the creation of new and different jobs, as well as education to prepare the workforce for those positions.

Educators and health care workers update district's wellness policy

The District's Coordinated School Health meeting was held on December 15 to ensure that our district and the schools have a fully functioning Coordinated School Health Committee and current plan in place.

The Wayne County Band presented "A Christmas Concert" before a packed audience on December 15

A packed house of band student families and friends enjoyed the concert that began with the sixth grade band, followed by the seventh and eighth grade combined band, then the brass ensemble, and concluded with the eighth grade and high school combined band.The student musicians did a wonderful job playing a variety of holiday songs.  

The FBLA food drive for the HOPE Center was a huge success

A total of 529 food items were collected and donated to Monticello's HOPE Center. Josh Parmley's first period class won the competiton between classes by collecting a total of 134 items and will receive a doughnut party courtesy of the Wayne County FBLA. Angela Morrow's class came in 2nd place with 118 items.

Congratulations to 122 freshmen that met requirements for Freshman Academy

Students that had no unexcused absences and no more than three infractons since the beginning of the school year got to go to Somerset to see The Good Dinosaur and got to eat out on Friday, December 11.

Life Change Diabetes Prevention Program offered to employees

Do you have Pre-diabetes? A history of gestgestational diabetes? Are you at risk for pre-diabetes or diabetes? Join the program!

The Wayne County Wrestling team competed in the Seymour Eagle Challenge on Saturday December 12 at Seymour High School

The tournament featured fourteen teams from Tennessee and Wayne County from Kentucky. Wayne County defeated Anderson County and Grace Christian Academy in pool action to advance to the finals in pool play against {1} Red Bank in Class 2A.The Mat Cardinals lost 39-37 in a dual that saw five lead changes.

WC Dance Team showcases routines at basketball games

The dance team, coached Dani Pyles, has performed multiple routines for events such as the Christmas Parade, Veterans Programs, and basketball games. The team recieved first place in military routine at the EHS Dance Expo held in November. Congratulations, girls!


Competing in their first JROTC Drill meet this year, the Wayne County High School JROTC Academic, Color Guard and Drill teams earned third place overall at the annual Alvin C. York Drill Meet held on December 5th.

Football coach and player recognized for 4A Awards during recent basketball game

Dalton Garner was named Player of the Year in the 4A Football competition and Coach Shawn Thompson was named Coach of the Year.

Audience enjoys watching Polar Express movie on a big screen at Pickrell Auditorium

WCHS Band offered a holiday movie and popcorn as a fundraising project on Friday evening, December 11th in Pickrell Auditorium.

Lady Cardinals Basketball beats McCreary Central 68-41

The girls' basketball season is off to a good start with two victories, bringing their record to 2-2. Go Lady Cards!

Custodians help make things festive for the students

Custodians set up Christmas decorations at Monticello Elementary to celebrate the holidays. All the schools have been decorating for the holiday and making their schools very inviting for students.

Boys basketball 1st week recap

The Cardinals after week one battling some tough teams are now 2-2. Goodluck to the Cardinals next week in the Smokey Mountain Classic in Gatlinburg TN. Go Cards!

Wayne County ATC Business Program hosts job interview seminar

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

Mat Cards Finish 4-1 at Cardinal Duals

The Wayne County Wrestling team hosted the Cardinal Duals on Saturday December 5 at  the Rodney Woods gymnasium. The tournament featured eight team from across state teams included Scott County, Anderson County, Madison Central, Danville, Boyle County, McCreary Central, Whitley County, and Wayne County.

WCHS Bowling Team concludes season and prepares for regional tournament

The 2015-16 bowling season is drawing to a close as teams prepare to compete in regional tournament play on January 30 and 31. The team celebrates a moderatley successful season resulting in several wins for both the boys and girls teams.

zSpace is being offered to benefit Wayne County Schools
Wayne County Schools appreciate grant funding from Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Literacy Grant

Wayne County Schools are pleased to receive a total of $9,500 worth of grants through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Literacy Grant. Wayne County Schools District Grant Writer Brian Ford recently congratulated schools in the district that received contributions to help improve literacy, after going through a detailed and competitive application process.

Somerset Community College and Lindsey Wilson College partner to offer online bachelor's degree

Somerset, Ky. (December 1, 2015) –Students in the Visual Communication Program at Somerset Community College (SCC) now have a new direct path to a bachelor’s degree from Lindsey Wilson College.

Thanks for a great Cardinal Football season! Wayne county finished their season at 11-3

Congratulations to the seniors who have broken the school record for most wins in program history with 40 during their four year career. The season concluded with Wayne County being named the Class 4A Semi-State Runner-Up.

Wayne County Winter Guard puts on camp

The WCHS Winter Guard will be putting on a color guard camp that is open to grades 6-12th. All are welcome and encouraged to attend if interested in color guard. Auditions will be held on Dec 11th from   4-5:30 in the WCHS Auditorium.

WCHS FCA and JROTC members prepare Thanksgiving meals for the community

Students served over 800 meals to local residents. They used 49 turkeys, 50 pounds of onions, 2 cases of celery, 600 pints of milk, 14 large pans of dressing, and 12 large pans of chocolate divided into 953 brownies to create the giant feast for less fortunate community members.

FBLA students shared "The Juice Box Bully" book with Monticello Elementary students

ATC students visited with elementary students as they implemented an FBLA Unite to Serve Project.

Monticello Elementary Waynetonian Choir to perform at The Center for Rural Development's Spirit of Giving Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration

The Monticello Elementary Waynetonian Choir is returning again this season to perform a selection of holiday music and carols at the Spirit of Giving Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration on Monday, Nov. 30, at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.

WCHS pep rally held to celebrate the Football Cards' Regional Championship victory

The cheerleaders, marching band, and student pep club supported the football team at the pep rally. WCHS Social Studies Teacher Jason Kennett lead the cheers for the team. Come out and support the Cardinals at Jewell Field at 7:30 pm Friday, November 27th when they face Johnson Central.

Students enjoy turkey day activities

All kinds of Thanksgiving activities have been underway at the schools. The FCA/JROTC will actually be preparing Thanksgiving meals in the high school kitchen for those needing a warm delicious meal on the holiday, as well as distributing the dinners. Students across the district already enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast last week. The district food service department worked for weeks planning for the turkey day and were only 28 lbs. short from serving 1000 lbs. of turkey for the Thanksgiving holiday meal, while also serving 285 lbs. spiral ham. Student Average Daily Participation was at a high of 90% (last month ADP 84%). The nutrition department was happy to see several extra adults and parents join the students for the feast. In addition the elementary schools celebrated the season with arts and crafts and instruction tied to cooking opportunities.

WCHS Football wins Region and will host the Semi-State Final

Congratulations to our WCHS Cardinal Football team for advancing to the Final 4 for Region 3 Class 4A. In a hard fought battle played out on November 20th where the Cards defeated Knox Central in easy fashion, 42-14, winning the Region Championship. Come out and pack Jewell Field on November 27th as they take on Johnson Central to advance to the State Championship. Roll Cards!

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Teachers decorate classroom to promote special learning events

Teachers at WCMS inspired students with Lights on After School door decorating contests, while Wayne County High School promotes colleges through door decorations.

Geographical Information Systems for Buisness class to be offered by SCC

Somerset Community College (SCC) is offering a class, broken up into two, four-hour sessions, on using GIS for business in order to help business professionals utilize free, GIS based software to engage clients, make better business decisions and stand out in their industry.

The Wanda's Bolze Memorial Scholarship Book Sale open to the public


Somerset, Ky. (November 12, 2015) – The annual Wanda Bolzé Memorial Scholarship book sale at Somerset Community College will be held Tuesday, November 24, 2015 on the SCC Somerset North Campus, located at 808 Monticello Street in Somerset. The sale will be set up in the Citizens National Bank Community Room of the Harold Rogers Student Commons from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Educator Trevis Upchurch shared a tremendous speech with the WCHS students

The JROTC sponsored a wonderful Veteran's Day program highlighting each branch of the military in a flag service. Wayne County educator Trevis Upchurch was the keynote speaker and did a wonderful job sharing information from his experience on active duty with the high school students and veterans in attendance.

WCHS Bowling Team launches 2015-16 season

The Wayne County Cardinals and Ladybirds Bowling Teams began to compete in regular season matches on November 7th. Teams competed against Lynn Camp and Corbin to prepare for the upcoming regional tournament in January.

WCHS Football Advances to Region Finals

This past Friday, November 13th, the Cards moved one step closer to their goal of winning a region championship after the 27-24 victory over a tough Rockcastle team. The Cards set their sights on the Region Championship this Friday, November 20th, as they take on Knox Central for the title. This marks the second regional championship game the Cards have competed in over the last three years. For the first time ever, Wayne County will host the regional championship game at 7:30 pm at Jewell Field.

WCHS XC Compete at State meet

    Wayne County High School Cross Country Boys and Girls Team runners recently finished their fall season on a high note at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association state cross country meet held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

Wayne County Cross Country Program participates at state meet

Wayne County High School Cross Country Boys and Girls Team runners recently finished their fall season on a high note at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association state cross country meet held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

Early college opportunity meeting will be held during high school parent teacher conferences

Wayne County High School will host an informational session for those unable to attend the previous sessions on the Early College Opportunity to parents of 8th grade through 11th grade students during Parent Teacher Conference night on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 6:00 PM in the Pickrell Auditorium. The counselor's office and SCC advisors offered seniors an opportunity to complete their top online college applications early this week through on-going  workshops.  


Help celebrate 75 years of Wayne County Basketball (T-Shirt Order Deadline Extended)

To commemorate 75 years of Wayne County Basketball, the 2016 Boys Basketball Team is selling t-shirts that may be ordered at each school building to December 3rd. Season passes for boys and girls basketball will be available at all schools starting Tuesday, Nov. 17. Passes are $10 for students and $30 for adults. They are for all boys and girls regular season home games.

Wayne County Schools participate in Veterans Parade in downtown Monticello

Wayne County JROTC, Marching Band, Waynetonian Choir, and Carol Ford represented our school district well at the 2015 Veterans Parade.

BETA Club holds pancake breakfast for veterans

Jared Criswell's BETA Club served breakfast to veterans at the Wayne County High School food laboratory.

Children's Village to be held at the Monticello National Guard Armory

Children are invited to the Monticello National Guard Armory to purchase homemade gifts, win door prizes, take pictures with Santa, and more!

WCHS Family Resource Center coordinates anti-drug education program

The WCHS Family Resource Center recently provided an anti-drug program to the high school with activities and presentations to show them how hazardous drugs are to their bodies, minds, and futures.

Veterans Day Ceremony to be held in downtown Monticello

Wayne County Schools is actively involved in the Veterans Day Parade/Ceremony, which will be held in downtown Monticello on Wednesday, Nov 11. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the WCHS gym. The line-up begins at 10:00 to 10:30 at the new Family Dollar Store on North Main Street.



Wayne County Schools proactive in honoring veterans

Wayne County Schools will play an integral part of the salute to veterans this Wednesday, both in downtown Monticello and on the local school campus.  In fact, Wayne County students have been so proactive in providing all kinds of programs on the subject, they have participated in a couple of very memorable events already.

Big South Fork welcomes Michael W. Nagle for a book signing at the Stearns Train Depot.

Learn how Justus S. Stearns shaped McCreary County and the local Region and listen to Mr. Nagle talk about his new biography and the history of Justus S. Stearns. Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase signed copies of Michael Nagle's new book.

WCHS Media Center hosts Pumpkin Character Contest

Students at WCHS were encouraged to paint pumpkins for a literary based decoration contest. Pumpkins were judged for accuracy to the book or character they represented, the most creative, and the pumpkin that was voted for most by students. Rachel Bertram was the winner for the best literary pumpkin character with Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde. Emily Keith's Alfalfa from the Little Rascals won the student choice award. Alexis Malone's Griever from the Maze Runner won the most creative character. The Facebook winner of the pumpkin contest was Papa Smurf, created by Kaitlyn Gardner and Cassie Stockton.

Annual FCA/JROTC Thanksgiving Dinner will be held

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.

Teachers and staff took advantage of a professional development day on Nov. 2

A variety of training classes were held on the latest software programs while teachers analyzed test results. The Converge program is being implemented in classrooms. Teachers are creating online courses for the future with their curriculum.

Senior Night honors veteran football players and band musicians at winning game for the Cards on October 30

The Band put on an awesome show at half time before traveling to the State Semi-Finals held at Greenwood High School in Bowling Green, where they finished the season in 12th place in the state class 4A.

Wayne County Cross Country competed in Super Regionals

On October 31, Wayne County’s Cross Country program were host to 33 teams competing in the 2015 KHSAA 'Super Regionals' Cross Country Meet at Cave Lake Event Park. The events included the Girls' and Boys' Region 6 Class 1A, Region 5 2A, and Region 7 3A competitions. Wayne County School runners competed in the Region 5 2A division. 

"On the Move" is coming to Wayne County Schools

“On The Move!” is Operation UNITE’s newest drug education and prevention initiative. The five-component program is provided FREE to schools – through a partnership with Appalachia High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) and the Kentucky Army National Guard – targeting students in 7th and 10th grades. Program instruction meets standards of the Kentucky Core Content areas of Practical Living and Health.

Seniors appreciated the opportunity to discuss their futures at Close The Deal event

Wayne County High School seniors attended the first ever Close The Deal event at the Aspire Center on October 28 to help guide them towards future goals. Admission counselors, financial aid advisors, and community leaders participated in round table talks to help them confirm future goals and how to achieve them. Wayne County was one of a handful of districts in the state to launch this new project that is an outgrowth of the statewide Operation Preparation annual event, which the local district has been a part of for several years.

UK Extension Office coordinates successful Truth or Consequences special event

There were 275 Wayne County Freshmen, Lake Cumberland Boys Camp, and Otter Creek students who benefitted from the event. Coordinator Jody Paver said there were 150 volunteers who helped make the day a success on October 30.

Wayne County named Runner Up of 12th Region Volleyball Tournament

Wayne County Girls Volleyball finished up the 2015 season as 12th Region Runner-Up.  Last week the Lady Cards traveled to rivalry Southwestern High School to compete in the 12th Region Tournament.  The Cards came in as 48th District Runner-Up having fell short to the Southwestern Warriors 1-3 in the District Championship game over at McCreary Central High School the week prior by scores of 23-25, 25-17, 25-15, and 28-26. 

Healthy Kids Clinic provides flu shots to students across the district

Students at each building received a record number of flu shots to prevent future illness. The Healthy Kids Clinic visited each school to provide a convenient way to provide the vaccine and fight the flu.

Somerset Community College to host internationally known William Blake Scholar to speak on Blake's printing methods

Somerset, Ky.– Dr. Michael Phillips, an internationally known William Blake scholar, will be at Somerset Community College Monday, November 2, 2015 to informally demonstrate Blake’s printing method during the day and give a lecture that evening.

Farm to Fork meal featured on lunch menu on October 29th

October is National Farm to School Month. Wayne County Schools are fortunate to have a three acre school garden to help provide fresh vegetables at student place settings.

21st Century's Lights on After School was a big success

21st Century's Lights on After School Through the Looking Glass: Imagining the Impossible included a great magician act, performance by the WCMS choir, refreshments from the Mad Hatter's Tea Party and special learning events. Special thanks to the 21st Century Coordinator Katherine Kidd.

Seniors will be treated to "Close the Deal" special event to help with their future

Close the Deal is a new upcoming event set for Wednesday, October 28th to highlight Wayne County High School seniors. Wayne County is one of four school districts in the state selected to host one of these events.

Golf program highlighted at Board of Education Meeting

The golf team was honored for an exceptional season at the October Board of Eduation Meeting. Reese Sexton was the Middle School State Champion.

Shifting Gears in local education...Expanding options for students enhance future prosperity

A dramatic new program to produce highly skilled graduates that will be college, career and citizenship ready is changing the face of the WCHS as it transitions from a traditional model to an Early College and Career Center.

WCHS Marching Band advance to KMEA State Semi-Finals

Wayne Co Marching Cardinals participated in the Class 4A West Regional on Saturday, 10/24.

ATC Carpentry Classes exemplify skills learned in the classroom

Students at WC ATC who attend carpentry classes were given the opportunity recently to show their skills they have learned for masonry. The students worked together to create small cement structures that had to be built according to a grading rubric.Three groups competed to create the most substantial structure for masonry week.

Healthy Kids Clinic scheduled to administer the flu vaccine

The Healthy Kids Clinic will be conducting a flu clinic for students beginning Monday, October 26th through Friday, October 30th. 

Don't Miss Lights on After School this Afternoon

Wayne County Middle School would like to invite the community to their Lights on After School Celebration Thursday, October 22nd from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This year’s local theme is “Looking through the 21st Century Looking Glass Imagining the Impossible.”

Preview WCHS Literacy News Fall Edition from Media Center

Many resources are available for students to enhance their educational experience at Wayne County High School. In the areas of writing and communication all teachers are working to implement literacy components in every subject area to equip students with the skills they need to be college, career, and citizenship ready citizens.

45th Annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade to be held

Student organizations and community members are encouraged to participate in the 45th Annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade. The parade will be held December 4th at 6 o'clock. Parade float entries are now being accepted. For more information contact the Chamber of Commerce and "Let Your Light Shine" this year in the parade.

Wayne County High School Bass Fishing Team host Fishing Tournament

On Saturday, October 3, Wayne County High School hosted an open high school fishing tournament out of Conley Bottom Marina.

Kentucky School Safety Week


October 18-24, 2015, is designated Safe Schools Week. Wayne County High School will be celebrating the event by having an assembly on Friday, October 23 during sixth period to recognize students who have participated in extra-curricular and athletic teams during the fall.  

Wayne County Marching Band wins 1st Place at Barren County

Congratulations to the Wayne County Marching Band on their first place Class 4A competition finish at Barren County High School on Saturday, October 17th.

Wayne County School Resource Officer position becomes reality

Wayne County School students are benefiting from a full time school resource officer as a result of a joint effort between the sheriff’s department, county government and the local school district. Parents and students may contact Deputy Adam Dodson on his facebook page at

Graduate Peyton Woods featured on UT Chattanooga Website

Jim Horten wrote a story on 10/14/2015 entitled Woods' Triple Threat is in His DNA. The article was the third of a sixth part series featuring newcomers to the Chattanooga Mocs men's basketball program's 2015-16 active roster. Former Cardinal basketball player Peyton Woods graduated from Wayne County High School in May 2015.

WCHS Girls Basketball program raises funds for extra expenses during the season at Z93 Radio Auction

Players and parents worked at the auction on September 13 raising about $3,000 to enhance the athletic program.

Congratulations to Volleyball Seniors

Seniors were honored at the home volleyball varsity game on Monday, October 12.

Pumpkin Character Contest

The library media center is getting into the fall spirit by hosting a decorated pumpkin contest. It’s easy and fun! Simply decorate a pumpkin to represent a favorite book character or favorite book.

Otter Creek Photography Class anti-bullying display makes an impact on high school students

WCHS Media Center featuring anti-bullying campaign this week. According to Media Specialist Carol Ford, "Already many of our students have been captivated by it and expressed how creative and touching it is. Many of these students are able to relate to these words. Just from those who've passed by it today I've heard, 'Oh, that's me,' or 'Yes, I've been called that too!'"

Project Graduation Organizational Meeting will be held October 22nd

Wayne County High School parents are encouraged to attend an organizational meeting for Project Graduation on Thursday, October 22.  The purpose for this meeting is to re-establish the parent organization, so the students

Soccer teams conclude their seasons with individual players being highlighted

The girls and boys' soccer seasons concluded their season last week in regional play at Southwestern. The girls faced Southwestern in the District Championship on Monday, October 19. They suffered a hard fought 0-3 loss to the top seeded host. The boys also faced off against Southwestern in the 48th District Championship, suffering a narrow defeat by a score of 2-3.

Expanded Early College Opportunity Meeting to be held

           Wayne County High School is excited to begin offering expanded early college opportunities beginning with the 2016-2017 school year. Parents and students are invited to attend an informational meeting regarding these opportunities.

Outstanding Leaders are Recognized by Wayne County High School FFA

“Inch by inch, row by row, I’m gonna make this garden grow

All it takes is a rake and a hoe and piece of fertile ground

Inch by inch, row by row, God will bless these seeds I sow

God will warm them from below ‘til the rain comes tumbling down.”

Soccer Senior Nights celebrated at home games

Congratulations to our seniors on their fall soccer seasons. Thanks for all of your hard work and skills on the soccer field. Go Cards!

Cardinal Golfers perform well in state tournament

The Wayne County Golf Cards reached a long held team goal last week in Bowling Green, Ky.  The Cards were competing in their first State Championship since the 2000 season and had a team goal of playing on the final day. Wayne County shot a 314 in Tuesday’s first round of the state golf championship and made the team cut by 2 strokes. 

Football Cards win District Championship

Cards win a tremendous game over Knox Central on Friday October 9th to secure district title with a score of 35-24.The team and cheerleaders wore pink in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Cards play again this coming Friday at Russell County on October 16th. Go Cards!

Kentucky Employee’s Health Plan is pleased to announce that all health plan members can receive a free flu vaccine

Flu vaccines will be available at your school on October 13, 2015. Please have a copy of your insurance card or your ID number available that day. A sign up sheet will be posted outside each school nurse’s office.   

The homecoming court was featured at halftime of the Wayne vs. Rockcastle football game

Congratulations to the Wayne County Cardinal Football Team on another victory. Go Cards!

Wayne County Schools flu clinic will be held during the week of October 19-23

  Healthy Kids Clinic is pleased to announce that we will be holding the Wayne County Schools flu clinic during the week of October 19-23. Forms are going home in elementary students’ backpacks on Monday, October 12th.

The JV volleyball squad played just before the Varsity defeated Whitley County

The Wayne County Varsity Volleyball squad defeated Whitley County 3-0 on Sept. 29th to improve to a record of 16-14 on the season. The girls are coached under the direction of Sandra Baker.

Wayne Public Library has several fall break events for local students on M,T,Th, F, Sat at 1:00 each day

Students can take advantage of all kinds of special activities at the Wayne County Public Library during fall break.

Wayne County Schools Basketball Coach Rodney Woods returns to coaching post

Wayne County Schools are pleased to announce that Rodney Woods, the leading coach of 12th Region Basketball Championships, will be returning to campus after 29 years of local service to the Cardinals followed by a brief retirement.

Accountability test scores improve at Wayne County Schools….WCHS reaches “Distinguished” level

Wayne County School District’s Unbridled Learning Assessments and Accountability results have been released for the 2014-15 school year and the news is good, locally. Wayne County High School performed exceptionally well earning the highest level of performance, known as Distinguished, which is the second time in the past three years.

College opportunity meeting scheduled for October 15th

            Wayne County High School is excited to begin offering expanded early college opportunities beginning with the 2016-2017 school year. Parents and students are invited to attend an informational meeting regarding these opportunities on Thursday, October 15 in the Pickrell Auditorium at Wayne County High School. Please join us on the 15th to hear details about how your child can benfit and participate in this exciting initiative.

Super Hero Day celebrated at Wayne County Middle School

Students celebrated spirit week in a heroic way on Thursday, Sept 2nd to support the Cardinal Football Team. Each day students enjoyed dressing to a theme to promote school spirit. Go Cards!

High Attendance Day celebrated across the district

Thank you to everyone for helping our High Attendance Day become a huge success! Monticello Elementary was the school district winner with an attendance rate of 98.34. Students were excited about inflatables at Monticello Elementary and Bell Elementary during recess. Bell Elementary teachers with perfect attendance classes got a pie in the face along with multiple pies to the principal.

Wayne County Cross Country program hosts largest ever home meet

Wayne County Schools is fortunate to benefit from a home course that is one of the premier running areas in this part of the state, known as Cave Lake, just off KY 90. On Saturday, September 26th, it was the scene of the largest meet to date with Wayne County Schools hosting the impressive event.

Important Dates for the Class of 2016

Seniors have a busy schedule as they prepare for options after graduation.

Up, up, and away! Check out the campus from the clouds

Retired Wayne County educator Carolyn Davis shared photos from the sky as her husband Ralph piloted the plane. Thanks for sharing the view!

Congratulations to Cardinal Golfers Advancing to State Tournament

The Wayne County golf team posted an outstanding team score of 302 during Monday’s (September 28) 10th Region golf tournament, advancing to the state tournament as a team for the first time since the 2000 season. 

Wayne County Band Booster tenderloin lunch sale

Wayne County Band Boosters are hosting a tenderloin lunch sale on Thursday, October 1st from 10:30 - 2:30 p.m. in the WCHS Band Room. Proceeds from the sale will go to support the Wayne County Band Program.

Homecoming Carnival coming up Thursday, October 1st

The Wayne County Band will host its annual homecoming carnival following the comecoming parade. Featuring food, games, and fun for the whole family with admission at $1.

Kentucky joins Career Readiness Initiative

Kentucky took another step forward in its efforts to raise the rigor and relevance of career and technical education to better prepare high school graduates for postsecondary success.

South Kentucky RECC to celebrate Member Appreciation Day

     October is recognized nationally as National Cooperative Month, and South Kentucky RECC is proud to be a part of the celebration of cooperatives. The co-op has been honored to serve the 66,000 member-owners that receive electricity from South Kentucky RECC for more than 75 years.

Wayne County Marching Band Competes in Pulaski Invitational

 The Wayne County Marching Band participated in the Pulaski Co. Invitational  on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Wayne County High School Homecoming Court Nominees Announced

Voting will be underway on Tuesday, September 29th during first block.

Vitality checks help monitor health of employees

The Lake Cumberland Health Department assisted the schools with wellness screenings and checks for the staff. The staff received feedback on their cholesterol, blood glucose, blood pressure, and BMI levels.

Support Wayne County Cross County program as it hosts the WC XC Invitational Saturday, September 26

       Wayne County Cross Country will be hosting the Wayne County XC Invitational tomorrow, on Saturday, September 26th and the public is encouraged to attend. It will be the largest local meet to date with 19 schools attending at Cave Lake, where the home team runs on a regular basis.

Students lead service at Meet You at the Pole on Jewel Field

WCMS and WCHS FCA lead a service before school recently.

Pruitt Offered Education Statewide Commissioner Post

FRANKFORT, Ky.) – Today the Kentucky Board of Education voted to extend an offer of employment to Stephen L. Pruitt to become Kentucky’s sixth commissioner of education. Pruitt is currently senior vice president at Achieve, Inc., an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit education reform organization based in Washington, D.C.


Wayne County Schools' Equestrian students share information at Saddle Chick Horse Meeting

Kenzie Crabtree, Cassandra Crabtree, and Shelby Martin gave presentations on equine education, while sharing their competition experience at the Southern Regionals in Perry, GA. The Saddle Chicks welcomed them and hope to serve as mentors to the younger riders who attend Wayne County Schools.

Media Specialists appreciate bus drivers' efforts to retrieve library books

Librarians get many books back each year because of bus drivers who care about their passengers each day. So the librarians honored bus drivers recently with cards and lifesaver candy. Drivers find library books left on board and routinely deliver them back to school libraries. The librarians are more than happy to receive books at the closest building and then they deliver them to the appropriate library.

Students recognized at September 21st Board of Education meeting

Future Farmers of America (FFA) officers shared a sample opening of a FFA Meeting using proper parliamentary procedure. Officers dressed in their FFA attire participating in the opening exercise included: Avery Fierros-Parliamentarian, Katie Dean-Sentinel, Kelci Pyles-Reporter, Katie Carter-Vice President, Drew Phillips-President, Morgan Munsey-Secretary, and Bryant Dean-Student Advisor.

Wayne County Boys Soccer program experiences their first tournament win in school history

Talk about a memorable game. The Wayne County Boys Soccer Team scored when it counted as they experienced their first tournament win in school history at the Barren County Trojan Classic. The Cards advanced after defeating Clinton County 5-2 on Saturday, September 19th. In the finals the Cards defeated LaRue County 4-3 in a remarkable competition.

Wayne County Marching Band excels at North Laurel Marching Competition

The Wayne County Marching Band traveled to North Laurel High School's Marching Invitational this past weekend on September 19 and came home with several first place finishes.

Extension Specialist share the technical side of the school garden

County Extension Agriculture agent Glenn Roberts and his assistant Ashley Debord discussed the irrigation and plastic paper that controlled weeds in the garden to Justin Horton's agriculture classes.

High Attendance Day for Wayne County Schools

Wayne County Schools will be participating in high attendance day on Thursday, September 24, hoping to once again be recognized in Region 14. The Wayne County High School was a winner last year in the large high school category having a 95.79 percent attendance rate. Other elementary schools in the district have also been winners in the past.

Wayne County High School graduates treat students at school through Healthy Kids Clinic

 “Jordan is fine to stay at school. Our nurse practitioner gave her one dose of Claritin and her medicine has been called in to the pharmacy. You can pick it up this afternoon,” was the message the school nurse gave a sixth grade parent over the phone recently. Nurse Practitioner Rebecca Eicher Albright had written a prescription for allergy medicine after seeing a sixth grader in the nurse’s station, during a recent morning trip she made to the middle school building. Albright and her nurse Laura Dunnington, LPN, routinely rotate from school building to school building each day seeing pediatric patients.

Wayne County Boys Soccer on track for best season in program history

Wayne County Boys Soccer have been raising some eyebrows this year in the region. Currently ranked 2nd in the region, the soccer team has a record of 6-2-1. Over the three short years of the team's existence, their success is increasing rapidly.

WCHS Juniors continue to share their talents after Rogers Scholars Program experience

Wayne County High School Juniors Dalton Carter and Natalie Humble got to experience everything from witnessing surgery techniques to interviewing a NASA engineer to climbing a high ropes course this summer.

Deadline approaching for high school students wishing to apply for "Early Graduation"

Interested students are invited to come by the high school guidance counselors office to learn more about this process. The deadline for submitting the Intent Form is September 15th.

Cardinal Golf Team wins Eagle Trace Championship

The Wayne County golf team captured the Eagle Trace Invitational over the Labor Day weekend, giving the golf cards three invitational championships on the season.  Wayne County posted a score of 303 to win the event by 13 shots.

Lady Cardinal Volleyball Team defeats McCreary Central

Wayne County hosted McCreary Central on Tuesday, September 1. Congratulations to the Lady Cardinals.

WCHS Kellie Carter photos available to proof and order online

To see and order Wayne County High School Underclassmen school photos online, local students and parents can visit or click the following links for each individual grade.

Parent Teacher Conferences coming up

Parent Teacher Conferences continue to be coming up at Wayne County Schools.

Wayne County Football got off to a great start at the first home regular season game

Wayne County Football defeated Perry County Central in no problem fashion last Friday, September 4th. The Cards scored an impressive 56 points to win the game decisively 56-8.

Underclassmen Photos Now Available!

All Underclassmen school photos are now available to proof and order online!  Parents and students can go to: or the following links for each grade level:

11th Grade:

10th Grade:

9th Grade:

Kellie plans to send orders to the lab on Fridays and will deliver those to the school as soon as they arrive.  School Staff will then deliver photos to your child.

Wayne County students support hometown football team

JROTC Color Guard, Cheerleaders, Dance Team, the Mascot, and the Marching Band perform at September 4th home football game. Go Cards!

KDE Encourages all students to apply to the 2015-16 Next-Generation Student Council

In order to gain valuable feedback from Kentucky students and to engage student leaders in learning by doing, the Kentucky education commissioner created the Next-Generation Student Council. This group meets with the commissioner and Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) staff, both in person and virtually, to discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Kentucky and provide feedback - from a student perspective - on critical issues impacting Kentucky students and schools.

Wayne County Women's Soccer Team soundly defeats McCreary Central

The Wayne County Women’s Soccer Team beat McCreary Central with five goals from five different
players on Monday, August 31st. The win was made possible by effective teamwork.

Wayne County Football comes up big at the Laurel Bowl

After coming up a tad short last week at Madison Central, the Cards bounced back. This past weekend on August 29th the Wayne County Football team traveled to South Laurel to participate in the Laurel Bowl. The Cards rolled through the South Laurel Cardinals in a 49-13 victory. The Cards play again September 4th at Home against Perry Central. It will be middle school night so come out and support our Cards and future Cards. Roll Cards!

Wayne County Boys suffer first loss of the season to an experienced Garrard County team

After a tough loss to Garrard County, the Wayne County Boys Soccer Team's records falls to 3-1-0, remaining the #2 ranked team in the 12th Region. The team travels to Glasgow tonight, August 31st.

Golf Team getting better and better as season rolls on

Wayne County Junior Corbin Kirksey fired a 2-under round of 70 last Saturday August 29th at Barren River State Park.  Kirksey survived a sudden death play-off against Glasgow’s Chase Landrum to capture medalist honors. Wayne County finished the month of August with a stellar 5-0 match record. On Saturday August 22nd the Wayne County golf team traveled to Lexington to compete in the Tates Creek Invitational at the Tates Creek Golf Course.

Wayne County Girls Soccer will face McCreary County Monday, August 31st

Come out and support the girls during an upcoming competitive match up. After a tough loss to Hart County, the girls are ready to bounce back with a good win over McCreary Central.

School to Garden Event held recently by FFA and U.K. Extension

FFA students participated in a special event know as field day sponsored by Wayne County Extension Service. Visitors got a first hand look at the huge variety of produce being harvested in the three acre garden that is then served in the school cafeterias.

High School Student Gabby Gregory shares safety project

As Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Girls grow courageous and strong through a wide variety of enriching experiences, such as field trips, community service projects, and cultural exchanges. 

SCC Looking for Community Talent


The annual audition for Somerset Community College Theatre & Film will take place in SCC’s Stoner Little Theatre on Monday and Tuesday night, August 31st and September 1st, 2015. Sign -in begins at 7:00 p.m. Auditions begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. An information packet is available in the SCC Fine Arts Offices in Stoner 108. An electronic version of the packet is available upon request via email at

Secretaries and Receptionists recognized for being the glue that holds the district together at a customer service training

Local First Southern Branch Manager Martha Neal and Carla Carr, Vice President, Marketing and Retail Delivery for First Southern, provided an informative and captivating training that was appreciated by the school district clerical staff at the start of the school year. The clerical staff discussed the complexity of their positions and how best to meet the needs of students, teachers, staff members, parents, and the public at the luncheon meeting. 

School time prompts safety reminders

With the start of another school year, drivers are reminded to be on the lookout for students who may be walking or bicycling to or from school, waiting for the school bus or who have just exited the bus. The National Transportation Safety Administration offers these reminders for drivers.

WCHS students recognized for summer learning experiences

The Wayne County Board or Education recognized these student accomplishments at their August Board of Education meeting.

Gear Up assist students with academics

GEAR Up is a program that helps Wayne County students set future life goals and teaches them how to achieve them . They provide necessities to prepare for the real world such as tutoring, mentoring, counseling, and tours through multiple colleges with advice from real college students.

Wayne County Girls Soccer program begins

The Wayne County Girls’ Soccer team began their season with a scrimmage against Taylor County followed by a matchup with Clinton County on August 17th.

Wayne County Cardinals open season in convincing fashion

On Friday, August 14th the Wayne County Cardinals opened up the season with a convincing win against Casey County in scrimmage play defeating the Rebels 28-0.
The Cardinal Football team will be squaring off against Madison Central in the Roy Kidd Bowl on Saturday, August 22nd at 8:00 p.m. Roll Cards!

Wayne County Golfers Claim Garrard Invitational Championship

The Wayne County Golf team captured their second championship of the season last Saturday, August 15 winning the Garrard County Invitational at Dix River Country Club. The Cardinals shot a team score of 305, resulting in a seven shot margin of victory over runner-up Anderson County High School.

State mandated bus evacuation drill held first full week of school during the day

Small groups of students participated in safety training at each school building to prepare them for emergency procedures should they ever become necessary on field trips, extra-curricular activities, and regular bus routes.

Wayne Co. Band Recycling Fundraiser
Wayne County High School Governor Scholars gain valuable experiences at pre-college camps

       Wayne County High School was well represented on three different college campuses this summer during the prestigious Governor’s Scholars Program. Three Wayne County Seniors -Amber Baker attended Murray State, Reagan Roberts attended Morehead State, and Davis McCracken attended Bellarmine University – enjoyed a summer devoted to learning which will likely pay off in big dividends regarding future scholarship opportunities.

Go Cards Awards announced at opening day kick off for staff

Go Cards Award winners' professionalism was celebrated on the opening day for the staff. Superintendent Wayne Roberts told the educators it is the professionalism of each individual staff person blended together that makes the team work, that in turn allows the student to blossom into a successful graduate.

Wayne County School Garden teaches students the value of a ‘green thumb’

If you walk by your local FFA garden you will see a variety of colorful vegetables ranging from tomatoes to corn to cabbage. It is not uncommon to see high school students working in the garden during the school day as part of their family consumer science block or agriculture class or a Kentucky social studies period.

Wayne County Boys Soccer confident after an undefeated pre-season

Wayne County Boys Soccer opened up with a vicory in a scrimmage against Clinton County, then traveled to South Laurel to go undefeated in the pre-season. The official season begins Tuesday, August 18th when the Cards face North Laurel at home.

Attendance levels off with 3,200 students

At the beginning of the first full week of school, attendance data has revealed that the enrollment leveled out from the start of school and there were just 15 fewer students present, compared to the fourth day of classes last year.

Wayne County Golfers Finish 4th In Season Opening Tournament

Wayne County opened the golf season with a 4th place finish at the Crooked Creek Invitational in London Kentucky.  The Cards posted a score of 324, 14 shots back of the round of 310 recorded by the tournament Champs from Ryle High School. 

Wayne County Golf Team Wins the Dale Hollow Invitational... Blevins wins Individual Title

The Wayne County Golf Team Captured their first championship of the 2015 season last Tuesday by posting a team score of 295 at the Dale Hollow Invitational.  The score of 295 is the lowest team score in school history and the first time for a cardinal golf team to break the 300 mark.

Over 3,000 students present for opening day of school

Wayne County Schools got off to a great start today (August 5th) for 3,145 students.

Cardinal Freshman Academy Staff presents expectations, guidelines, and academic standards to ninth graders in a creative format

Freshman staff embraced the opportunity to welcome their students to high school. Retired counselor Hardin Phillips spoke about flag etiquette, teachers added their expectations, and ice breaker games were played by students. There are 236 students in the Freshmen Academy this year.

Kellie Carter will be taking underclassman photos at the high school this year!

Kellie Carter will be taking pictures for 9th, 10th and 11th graders. All ordering will be done online, and parents will be able to see a proof before they order.

Wayne County Schools partner with Healthy Kids Clinic to enhance health care inside school system

This new system of expanded health care will keep students healthier, ready to learn, and achieving at their highest level.

Wayne County High School Upperclassmen serve as mentors for Freshmen at orientation

A team of upperclass mentors helped new students find their classes and navigate around the school. Students enjoyed snacks in the cafeteria and learned about clubs, sports, and extra curricular activities.

Wayne County Schools welcome students back to campus

Wayne County Schools are preparing to kick off the 2015-16 school year for close to 3200 students in kindergarten through high school on the first full day of classes August 5th

Preschoolers will begin attending on August 17th, after having the benefit of participating in phase-in sessions on August 12-13th for the youngest students to transition into school.

Wayne County High School Volleyball Golf Scramble

Thank you to all the sponsors and donations contributed to the Wayne County Volleyball Program. Special thanks to Larry Matthews for the organization of the tournament and support to our team. Funds raised will help support future volleyball tournaments for the Wayne County team to be more competitive in.

Minecraft Edu puts 'worlds' at Wayne County students' fingertips

Wayne County students now have the power to create their own worlds and explore ancient civilizations. Wayne County Schools is one of the first districts in Kentucky to begin using MinecraftEdu, an educational version of the award-winning video game Minecraft.

Two local students represent Wayne County on RECC Youth Tour

High School Seniors Rachel Bertram and Jonathan Criswell travelled with the South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation to Washington D.C. on June 12-19. SKRECC’s 12 delegates joined with other cooperatives across the state to tour the Nation’s capital city. Before that, in March the students toured Kentucky’s capitol

Three Wayne County students won writing awards at the State Annual Women's Club Convention

Three Wayne County Students have been selected as winners of the Youth Poetry and Short Story Writing Contest at the 120th Annual State Convention by the Monticello Women's Club.

Wayne County Promotes 21st century technology with e-Meeting

The Wayne County Board of Education is now using an electronic program for meeting agendas and minutes. At July’s board meeting, Garrett Thurman of the Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA) introduced e-Meeting, a convenient paper-saving program that will make meetings more accessible to board members and the community.

FFA Goes to Camp

Wayne County students not only gain valuable skills in the classroom. Many have been perfecting their knowledge through camps and specialized trainings this summer. On July 13-17th, Wayne County Future Farmer’s of America Officers: Katie Carter, Bryant Dean, Katie Dean, Avery Fierros, Morgan Munsey, Drew Phillips, Kelci Pyles, and Chris Stevenson attended the Kentucky State FFA Camp in Hardinsburg, KY. There were 387 other members and 23 chapters total.

Staff prepares for upcoming school year

Multiple trainings, maintenence updates, and housekeeping activities have been underway this summer regarding Wayne County Schools. 

Wayne County High School Football Team inspired by “23Blast” movie

Recently the Wayne County High School football team got their claim to fame. For those who may not know, Wayne County was featured in a movie called “23 Blast”. The movie was a true story about a football player from Corbin Independent that went blind. In a segment of the movie, there is a clip of Corbin playing Wayne County and the footage is from a real game on September 28th of 2012 where Wayne County beat Corbin for the first time in 20 years.

Hunter Davis and Corbin Kirksey attend (ELI) Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute

Two Wayne County students have been brushing up on their business skills over the past week at The Center for Rural Development’s (ELI) Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute.

Wayne County Band is looking toward the 2015 season

The band is working hard to perfect this year's marching show. Their first exhibition will be Friday, July 31, at 5:30 on the practice field between the gym and the middle school. The public is invited to come catch a glimpse of the band’s plans for this year’s show.

Healthy Kids Clinic will be new this school year

Wayne County Schools and Cumberland Family Medical Center, Inc. are pleased to offer a new system of expanded health care in our local schools for the 2015-2016 school year. Along with the regular school nurse program, the addition of a Family Nurse Practitioner will allow for a high level of care within the school setting.

Summer Feeding Program
Munsey, Rose attend HOBY seminar

Wayne County High School students Morgan Munsey and Ben Rose recently attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Kentucky Seminar held at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky from June 10-14. 

Get Online Information from Wayne County Schools

In this digital age, Wayne County Schools is racing to keep up with various online services. Each school has taken on different online sites and programs to help keep the public informed on happenings at school.

South Kentucky RECC People Fund Grants are awarded

South Kentucky RECC has awarded People Fund grants to 13 worthy community organizations, including WCHS Red Zone and the Bell Elementary Library.

Memorial Balloon release honored Karen Grinnell

The Wayne County Middle School staff honored the memory of Karen Grinnell, an outstanding teacher who was their friend and co-worker. She passed away recently as a result of injuries sustained in a tragic motorcycle accident. She had taught math and English locally, after having taught in Indiana and Colorado. 

Local Senior becomes budding architect with Google Sketch-Up

Senior Lenin Morales has been exploring architecture with the Google Sketch-Up software. Lenin has created schools, homes, and even skyscrapers with this software, but at the end of the school year, Lenin took on a project with a purpose. 

Wayne County Wrestler Signed with Lindsey Wilson College

Trevor Edmonson, a Wayne County High School graduate, signed to wrestle with Lindsey Wilson College in May. Trevor will be receiving nearly a full ride to Lindsey, with a combination wrestling and academic scholarship.

Wayne County Schools creates the new golfers

Summer is a great season for golf, and Wayne County Schools is working to build up the next generation of golfers. Bell Elementary used “The First Tee” program to teach first and second graders golf basics and core values during the 2015 spring semester.

Pack It Home for Backpacks fundraiser is a success

Wayne County High School student Rachel Bertram held a tenderloin sale in May that fed more than those who bought from her. Her tenderloin sale raised money to support the Backpack Feeding Program at Wayne County Schools.

Wayne County Volleyball Team hosts 4th Annual Summer Night Run

The Wayne County High School Volleyball Team hosted their 4th Annual Summer Night Run on Friday, June 19th.

Retirement reception honors 429.5 years of service to local students

Educators were honored at the June Board of Education Meeting.

High School Beta Members performed for elementary schools

The Beta Club motto is "Let us lead by serving others", and  a small group of Beta Members put on a skit to demonstrate that motto to younger students.

LEAD Academy shapes future of Wayne County

The 2014-2015 school year saw the creation of the Gifted and Talented Leadership Academy, or Leaders Excel Above Distinction (LEAD) program, and now it is time for a new group of leaders to get involved. Gifted and Talented Director Jennifer Chaplin partnered with Michelle Allen of Eastern Kentucky University to provide the opportunity for future leaders to learn more about their county.

Summer Feeding Program
Brianna Foster will receive $100 state award this month

Wayne County High School student Brianna Foster recently won the national and state school breakfast art contest.

Girls Basketball Hosts Banquet to Celebrate Team's Accomplishments
FFA Banquet celebrated student success in the field of agriculture

The FFA program, sponsored by Justin Horton, participated in a wealth of activities during the school year. They were very active in competitions and received  numerous awards scholarships.

Seniors treated to special breakfast on final day of school

Seniors selected from a pancake or scrambled egg breakfast with all of the fixings at the Birdfeeder Cafe. They enjoyed signing yearbooks and watching the senior slide show before heading to graduation practice in the gymnasium.

Wayne County Volleyball Hosts Itty Bitty Camp for Youth

On June 4th & 5th, the Wayne County High School Volleyball Team hosted their annual Itty Bitty Volleyball Camp for younger members of the school system to come & learn all about the game & learn some drills that the team does in practice on a daily basis. The young campers also got the chance to watch the older girls in action & cheer them on as they scrimmaged each other during the camp.

Academic Hall of Fame
Wayne County Volleyball to Host 4th Annual Summer Night Run

The Wayne County High School Volleyball team will be hosting their 4th Annual Summer Night Run on June 19th. Registration begins at 7:00pm at Monticello Flooring. The 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk will begin at 8:00pm and the 5K will begin at 8:30pm. Click "Read More" for link to printable registration form.

WCHS Honors 222 Graduates at Commencement Services

There were 40 seniors who graduated with "Honors & Distinction". They had a minimum GPA of 3.5 or higher, were both College and Career Ready, completed the pre-college curriculum, have an average score of proficient or above on all state assessments, and must have taken eight rigorous courses, including at least one course from each of the four core areas. In addition, there were twelve students who met all of these requirements, but were either only College or Career Ready as defined by the state, who graduated with "Honors".

Successful Senior Class showcased at Honors Night

Wayne County High School's 2015 Senior Class received multi-millions of dollars worth of scholarships for their academic efforts this school year. Lindsey Wilson College gave over $1 million to numerous local students to further their education, while a variety of other colleges and universities made sizable contributions to local students' educations as well. Local awards and scholarships were also announced at the special event held May 22. Morgan Sexton was named valedictorian and Ryan Corder was the salutatorian of the class. It was one of the largest Wayne County senior classes ever composed with a very talented student body.