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

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

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

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

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

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

Extracurriculars support Girls and Boys Basketball season Pep Band performs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Golf Banquet held at the conclusion of the season Group Photo

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

WCHS Political Clubs count votes in recent mock election Mock election

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

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

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

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

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

WC JROTC coordinates Veterans Day ceremony Veterans Day

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

JV and Freshman Football Teams finish their seasons undefeated JV football

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

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

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

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

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

Student Government Association debates held recently SGA Candidate Group Photo

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

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

 

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

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

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

JROTC RAIDER TEAM WINS SECOND OVERALL AT CLAY COUNTY Callouses

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

Wayne County High School Agriculture class develops landscaping skills Landscaping project underway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wayne County High School Academic Team hosts home match Varsity Photo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Four WCHS students made the All District team.

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

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

County Extension Service hosts Truth and Consequences Students with judge

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

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

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

Commissioner proclaims Safe Schools Week Oct. 16-22 pruitt

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

Senior band members honored at recent football game band

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

Seniors honored at recent football game football

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wayne County Schools Health Services begin preparation for flu season shot

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

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

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

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

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

Last spring’s KPREP accountability scores released education

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

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

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

Senior Night Honors Girls Soccer Players senior girls

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

LEAD and FBLA Students attend leadership conference at WKU Bus Picture

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

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

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

Congratulations on performance at Cumberland Falls Invitational abc

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

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

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

Wayne County Golf Team wins Region abc

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

Local students share information on KY FAME at ATC abccc

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

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

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

Sophomores meet for Roger Scholars Informational Session ABC

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

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

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

WCHS crowns its Homecoming King and Queen on September 23

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

"See You at the Pole"

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

High school and middle school students enjoy homecoming pep rally

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Informational Night for Senior Parents benefits students

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

Seniors participated in College Fair at Center for Rural Development

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

Family Reading Night robotics, choir, and academic team practices underway at Monticello Elementary

Family Reading Night welcomes families from 3:15 to 7:00 pm each Monday night in the school media center. In addition, robotics meet till 5:00 pm on Mondays. Waynetonian Choir meets on Tuesday from 3:15-4:30. Academic Team practice is on Monday and Thursday till 4:30 pm.

The Wayne Co. Marching Band successfully competed in the North Laurel Invitational on Saturday, September 17

The Band received 1st place in Class 3A-2, 1st place color guard Class 3A-2. The band also placede 2nd in Class 3A and 3rd place in over all of 16 bands. They will compete at Pulaski Co. High School on Saturday, September 24.

Wayne County School Employees Get Fit, Strong, & Healthy!

Malcon & Peggy's Fitness Center is offering this special deal for all Wayne County School Employees!

Kirksey Captures Title at Eagle's Nest Invitational

Wayne County senior Corbin Kirksey fired an even par round of 71 last Saturday, September 17th  on his way to winning the 2016 Eagle’s Nest Invitational.

Cardinals defeat Mercer County Friday, September 17 at Jewell Field giving them 4 wins and 1 loss on the season

The cards defeated Mercer County 47-23. Their next game is Homecoming set for Friday night (September 23) with Clay County at 7:30 p.m. Go cards!

Congratulations to the 2016 Homecoming Candidates

Voting will take place on Tuesday for the King and Queen from the court. They will be honored at the football game on Friday, September 23 when the Cardinals take on Clay County at home.

Wipe Out Drugs service project being held in school district

Operation Unite is hosting a toilet paper drive in the school system. Donations will be received at WCHS and will be used to benefit numerous treatment centers in the area. The deadline to donate is September 30.

Groundbreaking ceremony kicks off construction project

Wayne County School athletes will be benefitting from a new multi-purpose sports facility to practice in during inclement weather conditions in the near future, located near the baseball field adjacent to the school garden.

US Service Academy Fairs announced

Congressman Hal Rogers would like to extend an invitation to Wayne County High School students to attend an upcoming U.S. Service Academy Information Fair.

Upcoming event to support district Gifted and Talented

The Wayne County District Gifted and Talented will host a scrapmetal recycling drive to raise money for the activities the groups will participate in this school year. The fundraiser will be held on October 15 at the Wayne County Maintenance Garage.

Wayne County High School Guidance Office announcements

The Wayne County High School Guidance office has released ACT dates, FAFSA information, and more for high school students.

High Attendance Day fast approaching on September 20th

Wayne County Schools are once again participating in High Attendance Day to promote the importance of being at school in order to learn. The state contest sponsored by the Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel has been in existence for the last eight years. Wayne County has been very well represented on High Attendance Day at region in all three levels – elementary, middle and high school.

Natalie Humble participated in the UK Opera Theatre Choir representing 120 Kentucky Counties at the UK football home opener vs Southern Mississippi

This was the second year in a row that Senior Natalie Humble was selected to sing the National Anthem with the honorary choir filled with students from across Kentucky.

Congratulations to Cardinal Football Team on home game win!

The Cardinals beat Bell County 41-15 on September 9. They will play Mercer County this Friday night, September 16 at Jewell Field. Go Cards!

The Wayne County Marching Band had an excellent performance at the Warrior Marching Classic hosted by Southwestern High School on September 10th

The band received first place at Class AAA, first place auxillary Class AAA, and first place percussion class AAA. The 2016 show is entitled "Emerge". The band is under the direction of Andy Critz and assisted by Logan Butler.

Employees benefit from vitality checks

Lake Cumberland District Health Department is providing health screenings for employees of the Wayne County School District. The next screening will be held at Bell Elementary on September 22.

Parent Teacher Conferences Coming Up

Wayne County High School will have Parent Teacher Conferences on Tuesday, September 13th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. Wayne County Area Technology Center will also have Parent Teacher Conferences next Tuesday, September 13th from 3:30 – 6:00 pm.

Golf Team places second at Eagle Trace

Cards finished with a team score of 310, two strokes back from Lexington Christian Academy's 308. Scores for Wayne County were as follows: Corbin Kirksey - 73, Reese Sexton - 76, Isaac Dick- 78, Kameron Gehring- 83, and Gehrig Sexton- 86.

Girls soccer team season in full swing

 The girls soccer team has been working hard this season. They have been practicing and competing against other teams. Good luck against Southwestern on September 8! Go Cards!

Somerset Community College to celebrate Constitution Day with Kentucky's Secretary of State and Chief Justice

Somerset, Ky. (September 6, 2016) – Constitution Day, also known as Citizenship Day, will be celebrated

at Somerset Community College (SCC) with two guest speakers this year:  Kentucky Secretary of State

Alison Lundergan Grimes on September 14, 2016 and Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John D.

Minton, Jr. on September 19, 2016.  Both events will be held on the SCC Somerset Campus at 808

Monticello Street in Somerset and both are free and open to the public.

Parent Teacher Conferences Coming Up

The Wayne County Middle School will conduct their first Midterm Parent Teacher Conference on Thursday, September 8th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Extension Service KY Proud Showcase Dinner features school garden veggies

Over 100 people attended the event after the school garden tour was held. Walker Early Learning Center Principal Angella Ballinger shared the Imagination Library program with the audience. An after dinner auction raised $847, plus an additional $836 in donations. Folks like teacher Micah Hicks provided artistic audtion items to support the cause.

The garden peas grown at Walker provided $31, bringing the overall total to $1,717. It cost $26 a year to sponser a local child so they can have books mailed to their home. The 'Reading Matters' campaign stresses the importance of putting books in the hands of children before they even start school and then continuing the habit throughout their public education.

Wayne County Schools participating in First Annual Scarecrow Trail

It’s harvest time in Monticello! Three middle school teachers, who combined have logged 89 years of service to local students, are hosting the event.

Junior Brandon Catron gains valuable experiences at Governor Scholars for Entrepreneurs

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

Lady Cards Soccer season underway

Wayne County Lady Cards Soccer Team were headed to Monroe County Thursday, September 1st; however, due to illnesses, the game has been canceled. The next game will take place at Southwestern on September 8th, away, followed by a game with Pulaski County at home on September 10.

Wayne County High School held the first annual club day of the 2016-17 school year.

High School clubs were kicked off on Wednesday, August 31 throughout the day.

FFA/Extension office host annual field day in school garden

Visitors took advantage of the opportunity to tour the garden. A wagon pulled by a tractor took guests to each station manned by FFA members who offered explanations on harvesting the vegetables in their areas. A dinner was served afterwards at the Extension Office featuring the fresh produce. An auction raised about $1,300 for the Imagination Library thanks to those attending.

Cross Country competes in North Laurel Invitational

The Wayne County Cross Country team competed in the Catbird Classic at North Laurel on August 27th.

Wayne County Transportation Mechanics keep bus fleet running smoothly with the help of technology

Behind the scenes at the bus garage, buses are worked on daily to maintain the safety of their passengers. Each bus undergoes a monthly inspection.

State mandated bus evacuations held recently

There will be three more bus evacuation drills this school year to inspire student safety.

Students and volunteers recently harvested 4,128 ears of corn at the school garden

Family Consumer Science classes introduced to nutrition and wellness unit through practical experience silking corn in the school production kitchen. FFA/ Agriculture students take a lot of pride in harvesting the produce from the garden which feeds the entire student body in the school cafeterias.

High School students participate in Biomedical Science "Crime Scene" cardinal

Room 218 at the High School was recently transformed into a crime scene for the Principles of Biomedical Science class. The class is being offered as a part of Project Lead the Way, an initiative that has created a new career pathway available to students.

Wayne County Places third at Barren County Invitational

The Wayne County Golf team placed third over the weekend (August 27th) at the Barren County Invitational. The Cards posted a team score of 318, finishing two shots back of runner- up Franklin-Simpson and four shots behind tournament champs Glasgow.

Lady Cards Volleyball Team face Corbin tonight (Aug.29); gained experience at Bluegrass Invitational over weekend

The Varsity Teams' Record is 3-7 on the season; the young team went up against the best in Lexington and finished the tournament 1-5 gaining valuable experience.The program includes Freshmen, JV, and Varsity Team competitors at the meets.. On Tuesday, Aug. 30th, the Lady Cards face Clinton away.On Sept. 6th, the team faces Southwestern in their first district game of the season. GO CARDS!

Informational session for WCHS seniors and parents of seniors

Wayne County High School's KHEAA Outreach Counselor, Audrey Price, will be in the WCHS Media Center...

Local community can support Wayne County Schools through Community Rewards Program

Sign up in August to benefit your student's school.

Best of luck to Cards this Friday night August 26 as they face North Laurel Football Team

The first home game was a scrimmage with Pulaski County, followed by a close overtime game with Bryan Station Defenders in the Roy Kidd Bowl at Madison Central. Wayne County Cardinals made front page of Sunday's Herald-Leader sports page.

Boys Soccer season underway

Congratulations to the Wayne County Boys Soccer team for defeating Clinton County on August 23rd with a score of 6-0! Stay tuned for their next home game against Whitley County on Thursday, September 1st.

Festivities in connection with Opening Day celebrate the Staff's many Contributions

Staff enjoyed a back to school reception held in their honor before attending the opening day meeting. The Wayne County High School JROTC Color Guard presented the flags and Superintendent Wayne Roberts addressed the crowd kicking the school year off. 

The 2016 Go Cards Award Winners

Eleven classified and certified staff members were recognized on opening day for the staff, recently. Extraordinary individuals who work in the Wayne County School System were recognized in fornt of their peers through a nomination process by colleagues, students, and or parents. One cerified and one classified member from each school and one classified person from the district staff were recognized with a $100 award from the Monticello Banking Company. Two MVP nominees - Randy Foster and Lindsey Aguilar - were recognized amongst the group with an additional $150 recognition, courtesy of Monticello Banking Company.

Deadline for Schools to Register for Poetry Out Loud is Sept. 15

The Kentucky Arts Council has opened registration for the 2016-17 season of Poetry Out Loud, a poetry recitation contest sponsored by the arts council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.

District Nutrition and Agriculture Departments recognized at August board meeting

 Wayne County Schools Farm to School program received national recognition in June from the United States Department of Agriculture. Nutrition Services Director Karen Gibson accepted the USDA Best Practice Award 2016 on behalf of Wayne County Schools from the director of USDA Southeast Regional Office Nutritional Director and the Kentucky Dept. of Ed School and Community Nutrition Director.

Lady Cards Soccer Team traveled to Gatlinburg ,TN for tournament

The girls suffered several injuries in the competition but will be back in the game tonight, August 23rd when they travel to Estill County. Good luck Lady Cardinals!

Bell Elementary students enjoyed planting broccoli in the school garden

WCHS FFA students prepared the plot in the garden and the agriculture students assisted the children plant the vegetables.

Golf Cards place 2nd in Lexington

 The Wayne County golf team fired a round of 318 to finish as runner up in the August 20-21st  Tate's Creek Invitational. Congratulations!

21G² Parent Night getting ready to launch

All 21st Century, Gear-Up, and GT students and families are invited to monthly parent nights at Wayne County Middle School 5:30-7:00 p.m. The first meeting will be held on August 29.

WCHS students begin adding more college level opportunities to their customized schedules

WCHS students have begun to register for college classes which is part of the Cardinal University that offers more scheduling flexibility and opportunities. About 60 students attended a lecture provided by EKU Outreach Agents who explained the online program during the school day on August 16th. EKU is one of several colleges that offer courses to local students.

WCHS students enjoy the remodeled cafeteria

High School students have been privileged with the opportunity to dine in the redesigned and revamped Cardinal Café. The lunchroom has been updated to include bar window dining, booth seating, and circular tables in the center of the room: each feature improving student’s ability to conveniently dine and socialize at the same time.

Students will participate in bus evacuations during school hours

Wayne County Schools’ first state mandated bus evacuation drills will begin Wednesday (August 17) morning at Monticello Elementary. All students in third, fourth and fifth grades will be participating beginning at 9:00 a.m. during the school day.

Freshman Academy launched on first day of school

Over 250 Freshman benefited from a custom designed introduction to the rules and expectations of High School, complete with ice-breaker games in the auditorium. Freshman attend classes in the upstairs hallway of the High School and become a close knit group, thanks to the Freshman Academy. 

Wayne County Schools care about kids

Wayne County Schools got off to a great opening day for students in kindergarten through 12th grade on Wednesday, August 10th.

Class 101 offers ACT Score Improvement classes

Class 101 will be providing ACT prep courses at their Somerset location. The class is available to any student who wishes to improve their ACT score. The classes are offered each Monday afternoon, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm.

Initial meeting held to explain Cardinal University to families

Wayne County High School Principal Justin Alley conducted an informative meeting for guardians of students who are interested in participating in the Cardinal University program that will be offered to High School Students starting this year.

Golf team members compete in and win Woodson Bend tournament

Members of the Wayne County High School Golf Team competed in a golf tournament hosted at Woodson Bend Golf Resort and Campbellsville Country Club. The team claimed the championship title at Woodson Bend.

Nutrition Department previews the harvest in school garden after Nutrition Bootcamp Training Workshop

The school garden partnership with the local Extension Office has grown to four acres and is providing fresh produce to benefit the meals of each school. All employees participated in the Wayne County School Nutrition Bootcamp Training Workshop receiving 10 hours of professional continuing education in fulfillment of the annual requirements. Employees maintain professional standards, requirements in school nutrition.

Wayne County School administration hosts back to school training for teaching staff!

Staff members across the district prepared for the upcoming school year by hosting professional development sessions towards creating a safe and welcoming enviornment for students. The district presentations focused on "Keys to Student and Teacher Success" in order to promote quality instruction at Wayne County Schools.

 

Wayne County Schools welcome students back to campus

Wayne County Schools are preparing to kick off the 2016-17 school year for close to 3200 students in kindergarten through high school on the first full day of classes August 10th.

Representatives from each school were trained in CPR/First Aid

Kentucky Employees Mutual Insurance Company consultants shared information on CPR and emergency situations.

BluegrassPreps.com ranks Wayne County Football Team in Bluegrasspreps' Eastern Kentucky Pre-Season Power Rankings

Returning for 2016, BluegrassPreps.com is excited to again roll out weekly football Power Rankings for each of the regions around the state. With each week's Power Rankings, we will be looking to rank the top ten teams in each region - regardless of class - against the other teams in their region. Throughout the season, we will be accounting for the results of all the games throughout the region, including the strength of each opponent played, points scored, points allowed, along with several other statistics on each side of the ball.

Wayne County students enjoy attending 21st Century Summer Camp

Wayne County Elementary and Middle School students had the privilege of attending the seventh local summer camp sponsored by the school district’s 21st Century program. They had an awesome time in the many thought provoking and interesting classes, hands-on activities, physical fitness training, and field trips that were tied to the book they read.

WCHS Golf Scramble benefits girls' volleyball program

The Wayne County High School Volleyball and Golf teams united to support each other at this successful event.It was the Volleyball Boosters second annual fundraiser to help the WCHS Girls Volleyball Team. The proceeds will help them buy various supplies for the season.

High School student receives first prize at GFWC-KY art contest

Wayne County High School Senior Chloe Massengale was recognized for her outstanding artistic ability in an art contest sponsored by the local and state Women’s Club. Chloe submitted an art piece to a student art contest and her artwork received first prize in the state.

JROTC RAIDER CADETS END SEASON AT 10TH ANNUAL GEORGE ROGERS CLARK RAIDER INVITATIONAL

Competing in their last meet of the school year, the WCHS JROTC Raider Team earned two third place finishes at the 10th annual George Rogers Clark Raider Invitational at Ft. Boonesborough State Park on Saturday, April 16th. 

WCHS Orientation Open House benefits new students

The Wayne County High School orientation open house date is set for Monday, August 8th. New students and incoming freshmen will benefit the most from this event scheduled from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Student mentors will be on hand to accompany students who need directions to various locations inside the building, as they learn where their classes will be held.

Kentucky School Advocate features WCHS Virtual Learning program in June 2016 publication

Wayne County High School's Virtual Learning program was recognized for its success in a statewide publication. The article examined several schools using similar programs and the results they are achieving.

Cadets earn Silver Musket at JCLC 2016

The Wayne County High School JROTC Cardinal Battalion was proud to announce the following cadets have earned the Distinguished Silver Musket Award, presented to each cadet who successfully completed all phases of Cadet Training while at Annual Junior Cadet Leadership Camp held at Blue Grass Army Depot.

21st Century Program receives special recognition at July District Board Meeting

Wayne County Schools 21st Century Coordinator Katherine Kidd shared highlights of the seventh local summer camp she directed which has continually proven to boost student learning.

Wayne County High School continues to expand college options through “Cardinal University”

The Wayne County Board of Education approved the “Cardinal University” initiative in a move to continue to customize each students’ high school education at their monthly meeting, July 14th.

FFA Officers attend 87th State Convention

Wayne County High School was well represented at the 87th Kentucky Future Farmers of America (FFA) State Convention held during the week of June 7-9 in Lexington, Ky.

Band students prepare for competition season with Summer Band Camp

The WCHS Marching Band prepared for the upcoming competition season by beginning to learn the music and formations of this years marching show.

Wayne County High School video project wins KET prize

Wayne County Schools Art Video department were pleased to win video green screen equipment through a Kentucky Educational Television promotional drawing this past semester.

Wayne County High School Students Katie Carter and Emma Turner among 10 area students who participated in Washington Youth Tour

South Kentucky RECC recently took ten area students to Washington, D.C. for the 45th annual Washington Rural Electric Youth Tour on June 10-17.

Blevins will play for Kentucky All-Stars

Wayne County basketball standout Trey Blevins will be among players  from around the state participating in the Kentucky-Indiana High School All-Star Classic this month.

Converge training offers informative update

Teachers participated in hands on workshops to move toward the digital world.

School clerical staff benefits from training

The Wayne County School District Clerical Staff recently had a training session at the local Area Technology Center. A variety of trainings and professional development are offered during the summer to teachers and staff members.

Retirement Reception 2015-2016 held to honor employees

A celebration was held for the Wayne County School District employees retiring after the 2015-2016 school year, prior to June's monthly board of education meeting. Each of the retirees were presented with a plaque for their years of service totaling 475 years to the students of Wayne County Schools and Monticello Independent.

Wayne County Boys Basketball hosts 2016 banquet

The high school basketball team reflected on the 2015-16 season at their annual banquet. The gathering celebrated individual and team accomplishments for Cardinal team members. Go Cards!

Wayne County High School JROTC Cadets perform well at Junior Cadet Leadership Camp 2016

With school out for the summer many students were thinking of the lazy days ahead, sleeping late and just chilling out. “Not us,” almost in unison responded the 12 cadets from WCHS JROTC making preparations to attend annual Junior Cadet Leadership Camp (JCLC) at Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, KY, held May 26-1 June. This year camp dates began the next day after most schools closed for the summer.

Food Service staff enjoy training opportunity with Chef Chris

Cooks learned helpful tips in the school kitchens on how to prepare tasty, nutritious dishes.

UGN Sound Solutions for the Automotive Industry tests students' problem solving skills

The UGN Team explains their Pulaski County based business and check out students' job skills toward future employment.

Freshman Academy students visit the county judicial center and local museum cards

Students were very interested in learning about the history of their community as they got a first hand look at a previous way of life.

District Webmasters acheive great heights

Graduates Jonathan Criswell and Davis McCracken helped manage the content of the Wayne County High School website during their last year of school. Thank you for your service!

Delta Dental of Kentucky's Making Smiles Happen Program launches a Statewide Children's Oral Health Surveillance Initiative

The Making Smiles Happen Surveillance Initiative will screen the oral health of 6,000 students in Kentucky over an 18 month period.

Wayne County High School Graduation student speakers

Gracie Sexton, Raegan Roberts, Davis McCracken, Rachel Bertram, and Jonathan Criswell gave speeches and participated in the commencement program. 

WCHS students graduate in style

Over 200 students graduate during Commencement ceremonies on May 27

WC Bass Bandits win Dude Wipes High School Open on Yatesville Lake

The Bass Bandits were the champions of the Dude Wipes High School Open fishing tournament. Students Tray and Bailey Hardwick won with a total weight of 13 pounds and 14 ounces and also won the big fish category with a 5 pound 8 ounce largemouth bass.

Seniors recognized at district baseball game

Seniors participated in their final baseball game on May 24. The five seniors celebrated a successful season as the game ended with Southwestern beating the Cardinals by 4 runs.

Softball team declared district champs

The Cardinal Softball team competed in the final round of district tournament against rivals the Southwestern Warrior Softball Team. The Cardinals defeated the Warriors and will now host the regional tournament.

Wayne County will be represented by four outstanding Juniors at the Governor's Scholars Program

The Governor’s Scholars Program is a summer residential program for outstanding high school students in Kentucky who are rising seniors. The Program originated in 1983 as a result of Kentucky leaders’ concern that the state’s “best and brightest” were leaving the Commonwealth to pursue educational and career opportunities elsewhere without fully understanding the potential of their talents at home. Students who are selected attend the Program without charge. In the spirit of partnership, the Office of the Governor, the Kentucky State Legislature, and private enterprise come together to provide the financial support for the Program.

Free Meals provided to youth during summer

Check out the schedule and sites for the summer lunches. Look for the Lunchbox Express bus coming to these neighborhoods. Free meals for children 18 and younger.

JROTC Raider Cadets end season at 10th Annual George Rogers Clark Raider Invitational

 Competing in their last annual meet of the school year, the WCHS JROTC Raider Team earned two third place finishes at the annual George Rogers Clark Invitational at Ft. Boonesborough State Park on Saturday, April 16th.

Good participation at the Blood drive at the high school

Kentucky Blood Center sends representatives to facilitate the second blood drive of the school year. The Beta Club sponsored the event.

Colton Morrow among twenty-two high school students will build their business and entrepreneurial skills at the 2016 ELI at The Center

Wayne County High School Freshman Colton Morrow, the son of Wanetta and Wayne Morrow, is amongst 22 high school students from Southern and Eastern Kentucky to build their business and entrepreneurial skills at the 2016 Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI). Congrats to Colton Morrow for being selected.

WCHS Senior awards program honors students

Seniors received numerous scholarships and awards from colleges and supportive businesses and civic clubs. Local businesses have generously supported Wayne County students through field trips, providing speakers and programs, and a variety of other contributions. In addition, the Area Technology Center students earned eight NTHS members, six Gold and Silver Workkeys recipients, 41 nationally recognized industry certifications, 47 career pathway completers, and 25 KY Occupation Skill Standards Assessment certificates.   

Seniors get ready for commencement excercises during rehearsal

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

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

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

Advanced Placement English students wrap up year in challenging class

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

Adult graduates with help from Homebound Instructor

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

Baseball and Sotball Teams beginning district play this week

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

Nominate Wayne County School staff for Go Cards Award

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

WCHS Girls Softball Season in final week of regular season play

The team is preparing for district tournament.

2016 Hall of Fame booklet honors high achieving seniors

Wayne County High School students were featured in the 2016 Hall of Fame booklet.

WCHS Lady Cardinal Basketball hosts banquet

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

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

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

Local FFA Chapter celebrates school year with annual banquet

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

WCHS students create texting and driving PSAs for Bluegrass Cellular

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

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

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

Wayne County Boys' Tennis team finish up successful season

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

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

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

Father/daughter event at the Aspire Center

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

Wayne County Schools celebrate National School Nurse Day

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

WCHS Band performs 2016 Spring Concert

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

Local students participate in K-PREP testing next two weeks

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

FFA students succeed at WKU Agriscience Day

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

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

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

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

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

Teacher Appreciation Events being held across district

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

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

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

Three teams from Bass Bandits qualify for state tournament

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

Prom ticket discount for abiding students

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

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

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

WCHS Bowling Team holds fifth annual Bowling Banquet

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

Congratulations to state winners at Skills USA State Competiton

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

Senior Class Nominations for Class Flower, Song & Inspirational Quote

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

http://goo.gl/forms/OY8d4usCLC

2016 WCHS JROTC Awards Ceremony

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

Boys and Girls Tennis teams continue their successful seasons

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

WCHS Class of 2016 Academic Hall of Fame

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

Farm Day Fun for preschoolers

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

Wayne County Senior signs to play volleyball for Georgetown College

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

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

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

Two Wayne County High School students win book challenge

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

Mary McLean's biology students enjoy genetics project

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

Rogers Scholars selects Hunter Davis to enter into program this summer

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

Wayne County Schools' summer feeding program participation deadline extended

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

Panama City Beach Bash re-cap for WCHS Bat Cards

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

Wayne Theater April events

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

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

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

WCHS student Seth McKinsey welds sculpture for WCHS Band office

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

Districtwide Arts Showcase well attended Visual Arts

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

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

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

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

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

Districtwide Arts Showcase well attended Musical Arts

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

Winter Guard and Percussion Ensemble compete at TriState Competition

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

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

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

Congratulations to district Academic Teams on successful seasons

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

FFA Regional Speaking Day Results

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

Flamenco Dancers share traditional dances from Southern Spain with student audiences

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

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

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

Wayne County Band Winter Ensembles compete at John Hardin High School

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

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

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

Wayne County Schools Arts Showcase to be held on March 24

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

Art students create poster to be displayed in Judicial Center foyer

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

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

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

Friday, March 18th 7:00 pm CST

Saturday, March 19th 7:00 pm CST

Sunday, March 20th 2:00 pm CST

 

Children 3-12 $8.00 plus tax

Adult 12-Older $12.00 plus tax

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

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

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

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

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

National Guard sponsors BMX bike show for high schoolers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recent graduate Devin Morrow presented with academic award

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

Mat Cards compete in the Kentucky Wrestling Officials Association Spring Classic

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

Wayne County Area Technology Center Students Win Big at Regional Competition

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

Thank you Cardinal Basketball Boys on a great season

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

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

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

Music for Mamas benefit concert to be held at Wayne Theater

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

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

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

SOMERSET COMMUNITY COLLEGE OPEN HOUSE HELD IN SOMERSET AND LONDON SATURDAY; FREE TUITION TO BE GIVEN AWAY TO TWO ATTENDEES

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

Wayne County's Juniors participated in the mandated ACT

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

Good Luck to the WCHS basketball team Thursday in Region

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

High School Archery Team qualifies for NASP State Tournament

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

Latest 4-H opportunities for students

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

Congratulations Boys Cardinal Basketball Team at District

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

Thank you Lady Cards for an enjoyable season!

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

FFA Concludes festivities with "kiss the pig" contest

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

WCHS Agriculture Students celebrate national FFA week

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

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

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

FAFSA Workshop to be held

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

Senture is hiring

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

Wayne County students meet Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

FFA Students participate in Camouflage Tuesday

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

Good Neighbors Theatre Proudly Presents "Midsummer Nights Dream"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WCHS/WCMS Dance Teams place at state competition

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

Wayne County Basketball Seniors Recognized before District

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

Mat Cards finish fifth in small school sixteenth overall in state

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

WCHS Students: NAME THAT CAFETERIA!!!

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

Vote Here--------->     http://goo.gl/forms/riiIsz2Fwy

Boys and Girls Basketball District Tournament Bracket Announced

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

School Calendar amended due to excessive snow days

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

Parent Night Celebrated at Boys' Basketball Game against West Jessamine

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

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

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

SOMERSET COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO HOST COLLEGE FAIRS FOCUSED ON MINORITY RECRUITMENT IN SOMERSET AND MONTICELLO FEBRUARY 28

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

SOMERSET COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO HOLD OPEN AUDITIONS FOR SKETCHES

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

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

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

Mat Cards finish strong at region

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

Varsity cheerleaders support Cardinal Basketball Team during the season

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

WCHS Girls Basketball team seniors recognized

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

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

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

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

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

Mat Cards Finish runner Up in Charger Duals

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

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

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

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

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

Kentucky Governer's Office of Early Childhood Monthly Message

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

Local EMS Employees complete college degree at SCC

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

Transportation Scholarship opportunities currently available

Explore scholarship options through Pupil Transportation.

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

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

The Mat Cards traveled to Whitley County on Feb 1

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

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

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

Wayne County Dance Teams successful at Region

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

Bowling teams compete at region

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

Mat Cards Finish Sixth in State Duals

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

Pruitt releases K-12 Public Education Report

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

Walk the Talk: Employee Wellness Newsletter for January 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name the School Cafeteria!

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

http://goo.gl/forms/bwhWtB1Jo1

 

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!

Wayne County JROTC CADET TEAMS EARN THIRD OVERALL AT THE 2015 ALVIN C. YORK DRILL MEET

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.

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.

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