Wayne County High School News

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.

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 KET.org/live.

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.

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 https://www.facebook.com/wcschoolresourceofficer?ref=hl.

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 Proofing.KellieCarter.com 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:  http://Proofing.KellieCarter.com or the following links for each grade level:

11th Grade:  http://proofing.kelliecarter.com/?/set/176c2/wchs-11th-grade/

10th Grade:  http://proofing.kelliecarter.com/?/set/177e2/wchs-10th-grade/

9th Grade:  http://proofing.kelliecarter.com/?/set/178ce/wchs-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 Steve.Cleberg@kctcs.edu.

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.   

Wayne County Baseball Team will compete in regional tournament

Wayne County will host the upcoming regional tournament starting Monday, May 25. Wayne County beat McCreary County 16-0 on Tuesday, May 19 in the first round of the 48th District Tournament. Southwestern defeated the Bat Cards on May 20 for the championship, so Wayne County was named runners up and will be participating in the regional contest. 

2015 Tennis Team successful at region and three players compete at state

Three of Wayne County High School’s outstanding tennis players got a chance to play at the state level on May 14th, after a great team effort at region.

JROTC Teams Compete at Morehead State University

On Saturday, April 18th, the JROTC teams arrived at the JROTC classroom bright-eyed at 4:00 A.M. Why, you ask? One word: dedication. The JROTC Drill, Raider, and Color Guard teams traveled to Morehead State University to compete at one of the most highly anticipated JROTC competitions of the year. 

Wayne County High School students Dalton Carter and Natalie Humble have been named 2015 Rogers Scholars

Wayne County students Dalton Carter and Natalie Humble have been selected by The Center for Rural Development to attend the 2015 Rogers Scholars program.

Preschoolers ventured 'down on the farm' for a special agriculture day recently

Local livestock enthusiasts assisted the preschool by bringing goats, kittens, rabbits, and a pony for the youngest learners to enjoy at Walker Early Learning Center recently. All kinds of stations were set up behind the school building with the help of several WCHS FFA members to man them ranging from sack races to clothes washing to sitting in a horse saddle to collecting pretend chicken eggs. Preschoolers and kindergarten students enjoyed the special event. 

Poetry is popular across the school district

From Monticello Elementary classrooms to the Middle School Poetry House to the High School Library, poetry swept across Wayne County Schools during National Poetry Month.


Tori Bell recognized at WCHS Softball Senior Night on May 11th

Wayne County High School Softball will host District Tournament on May 18-19. The Cardinals will play Southwestern at 6:00 p.m. on the 18th. On Senior Night, May 11 the Cardinals were defeated by Clinton County bringing their season record to 13-15. On May 12th, the Cardinal Softball girls came back with a win the next night, defeating Casey County 15-0.   

Haley Saylor qualifies for national FBLA competition in Chicago

On April 20th, six local students traveled to Louisville, KY to compete in the state FBLA conference.  This is double the amount that qualified last year.  The conference lasted three days and provided many opportunities for activity. 

WCHS celebrates higher education during College Signing Day

The Wayne County High School student body took time out of their busy class schedule to celebrate college and career readiness by acknowledging the many seniors who have made plans towards their next step after graduation. Students will be attending a variety of colleges, vocational training and the military after completing their public education. The new program showcases these students' efforts towards the future!

Wayne County High School Cardinal Seniors recognized Friday night, May 8

Seniors Zach Massengale, Trajan Smith and Tanner Bell were recognized by Coach Shane Blevins at the start of the final home baseball game. The Cardinals defeated Clinton County 10-0. Go Cards!

Senior Shawna Aaron signs to cheer at Lindsey Wilson

Senior Shawna Aaron is flying into her college career by signing to cheer at Lindsey Wilson College. Shawna has been cheering since she was five-years-old and has always dreamed of cheering at the college level.

Freshman Class learns about the Judicial System during annual downtown field trip

The Freshman Academy toured the Judicial Center, the Museum, and attended a movie showing at the Wayne Theater recently. The class benefitted from the great community support they received during the special end-of-the-year event.    

Wayne County Schools Recognize National School Nurse Day

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. Let our school nurses know we appreciate them this week. Wayne County R.N.'s include: Patty Burton-District Health Coordinator, Sandy Latham-Walker, Tonya Parnell-Bell, Melanie Sexton-Monticello, Amy Marcum-WCMS, Amy Edwards-WCHS, and Tammy Crabtree-Substitute.

Wayne County Tennis Team makes strongest team showing ever at region... Boys named Runners Up

The Wayne County Tennis Team performed well at regional competition over the weekend at Berea. In fact, it was their highest team score ever with the boys securing 9 points placing second in a field of 15 school districts. The Cardinals had three players qualify for the upcoming State Tennis Tournament in Lexington: Corbin Kirksey in singles, and the doubles team of Carson Staples and Mathew Gregory.

Local Senior Wins Lindsey Wilson’s Begley Scholarship

On February 27th, local senior Morgan Sexton competed with over sixty contestants for the Begley Scholarship through Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky, and won one of seven scholarships

Boys Basketball Banquet celebrates Cardinal achievements

Basketball supporters, families, and players enjoyed getting together for an awards program and dinner at the WCHS cafeteria on Monday, May 4th. They celebrated another successful season for the program.

Six Wayne County Area Technology Center Students Medal at State SkillsUSA Contest

On April 22-25, students from the Wayne County Area Technology traveled to the Crowne Plaza in Louisville and competed in the Skills USA State Competition. Wayne County Area Technology Center students competed in nine leadership and skills contests with six students bringing home medals.   

Congratulations for Future Farmers of America who competed at Agriscience Day

Several FFA students competed at Agriscience Day at Western Kentucky Universityon Tuesday, April 21. We are Cardinal Proud of their success.

Red Zone helps students prepare for life after high school

The newly implemented Red Zone, a daily 30-minute period at Wayne County High School, has provided the time for students to enhance skills towards their future and prepare for career readiness. 

Good luck to the WCHS Tennis Team at Region

Even though a lot of the Wayne County High School Tennis Team’s matches were rained out, they are ready to face their competitors at regional competition set for May 1, 2, and 4th at Berea.

WCHS students enjoyed Prom 2015

Prom was held on April 25, 2015 at the Rural Center for Development. The theme was Hearts are Wild.Congratulations to Tyler Jones and Merritt Kindrick who were named king and queen.

Middle School Softball to host "Pay It Forward" Game

Come out and support the WCMS Softball Team at their last home game on May 7 for their first annual Pay it Forward night. Each player will be sending a letter to a teacher who has inspired them to "pay it forward" with a voucher to allow the teacher and their family into the game for free. It will be player recognition and 8th grade night! 

WCHS students donate to Hope Lodge House

Altogether, over 98 families from Wayne County have been helped through the Hope Lodge House in Lexington, Ky. These families receive free room and board, free meals, and a relaxing environment to recover in after intense cancer therapy sessions.

Peyton Woods signs with UT Chattanooga

Wayne County High School Basketball star Peyton Woods signed with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga this past week. The occasion was marked with a reception for family and friends at the Wayne County High School Media Center on Friday afternoon.

GT Students enjoyed Puerto Rico Trip

Check out all the fun photos from different days of the trip, as well as a PowerPoint presentation. Over 30 people from Wayne County participated in the educational trip. Students receive high school credit for the program.

WCHS Basketball star Peyton Woods receives numerous honors

Wayne County Cardinal Basketball fans have enjoyed watching Senior Peyton Woods become the second leading scorer in school history with 2,467 total points to his credit. They are sad his Cardinal days are ending, however, they will still be able to follow him as he moves on to play for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga at the collegiate level.

JROTC helps with landscaping on Wayne County's Campus

The sophomore JROTC class recently took the initiative to do something that would bring beauty and growth to our local campus. Taking part in a service learning project each year, the sophomores decided that they wanted to do something that would not only change the lives of humans, but our environment as well.

WCHS Sophomore accepted at Craft Academy

 Rose, the son of Cindy and Kevin Rose, was recently accepted to the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University.

Craft Academy selects initial class

The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University has selected 60 students for its Class of 2017, including Wayne County High School student Benjamin Rose.

Region 3 KHSAA Tournament Last Saturday

Four Wayne County Casting Cardinals High School Fishing Team advance to state competiton.

Brianna Foster named national art contest winner

Junior Brianna Foster won the school, state and national School Breakfast Art Contest. Her art will be featured nationally in promotional materials through the School Nutrition Association thanks to the support she received from Art Instructor Tim Withers and School Nutrition Services Director Karen Gibson.

GT students enjoy study trip to Puerto Rico

Ten representatives from the group that traveled to Puerto Rico recently shared highlights from their travels at the Board of Education monthly meeting. Students received high school credit for the experiential learning event.

Wayne County makes the news on CNN

  Wayne County and two other schools were featured on the mini news cast that most of the high school Social Studies Department uses to start their classes each day. Teachers download the podcast from CNN as a bell ringer activity.

Kids care about kids at Wayne County Schools

If you have ever attended a class reunion, you have surely realized the importance of relationships formed in school with your classmates and what a blessing they can bring you years later. With that in mind, sometimes the small acts of kindness are what you remember the most from your days in school.

Garrett Hancock named Wayne County Winner in 2014 Jim Claypool Conservation Writing Contest

Garrett Hancock was named the Wayne County winner in the 2014 Jim Claypool Conservation Writing Contest. This contest was produced as a partnership between Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts. The theme of the contest was soil conservation.

Kentucky's Graduation Rate Among Top in the Nation

Numbers on the graduation rate are out from the United States Department of Education, and Kentucky is among the leaders nationwide.

College Signing Day to be held for High School Seniors

There will be a College Signing Day held Thursday, May 7 at 1:45 in the WCHS Gymnasium to honor the students who are pursuing higher education.

Lunch menus have gone digital with Nutrislice

School lunch menus can now be viewed digitally through Nutrislice, a website and mobile app that makes lunch menus more informatative than before.


Operation Preparation Week benefits eighth graders

The Wayne County 8th graders experienced an awesome week with the help of community volunteers, band and color guard students, the middle school dance team, teachers participating in door contests, and an excellent college/tech tour to help establish future goals.  

WC Band Tenderloin Lunch Sale

Wayne County Band Boosters are hosting a tenderloin lunch sale on Friday, April 3 from 10:30 - 2:30 p.m. Click here for a pre-sale form.


High School students collected items for the Help Pregnancy Center

Reagan Roberts and Molly Dalton coordinated a successful donation drive which was part of their Rogers Scholar follow-up service learning project.

Winter Guard and Indoor Percussion Ensemble complete successful season

The Wayne County High School Band Winter Ensemble ended their season on a good note bringing home a gold and silver medal, most recently.  This occurred on March 28, when the Winter Guard placed first overall, and the Winter Percussion placed second overall at the Tri-State Contest.

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

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

SCC Hosts Open House Saturday, March 28th

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

JROTC Recognizes the Exceptional Cadets of the Cardinal Battalion

 Our battalion has made remarkable progress throughout the current school year. We are pleased to express our thanks to our local companies and those institutions which are afar that have sponsored and presented our awards. We would also like to thank the families, friends, and local supporters of the cadets in our battalion. GO CARDS!

Thanks to WCHS students who collected items for Hope Lodge

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

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

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

Wayne County FBLA Chapter brings home trophies from the FBLA Region 6 Leadership Conference

The WCHS Future Business Leaders of America are celebrating their many accomplishments from the FBLA Region 6 Conference that occurred in March. These successes will make the seven FBLA members eligible to complete at the April State Conference in Louisville.

Wayne County High School to host College Signing Day

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

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

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

Help Wayne County GT students by spring cleaning

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

The Kentucky United Nations Assembly creates citizens of the world

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

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

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

Wrestling Team honored for their season after participating at state

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

Congratulations to WCHS Student Brianna Foster for her schoolwide winning entry

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

FFA Regional Speaking Day Results

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

Board approves revised 2014-15 annual calendar

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

Down to the Deadline: The High School Yearbook Staff

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

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

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

Local Senior Places Third in Essay Contest

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

Thank you to Dance Team and Cheer Seniors

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

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

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

ATC Students performed well at SkillsUSA district leadership and technical contests

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

Congrats to Winners of WCHS Library "Literary Loves Challenge"

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

Wayne County Wrestlers advance to state competition

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

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

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

The WCHS Bowling Teams enjoyed their awards ceremony

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

Wayne County Dance Teams perform well at State Competition

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

Cardinals Defeat Southwestern to win 48th District Championship

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

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

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

Recent FAFSA Workshop assists families with college bound students

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

Wayne County High School Red Zone helps students achieve future goals

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

Mat Cardinals win Charger Duals

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

The Wayne County Schools Bowling Teams enjoy their season

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

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

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

Gifted and Talented program offers many exciting learning adventures

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