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Wayne County's Veterans Day Parade provides wonderful history lesson Wayne County's Veterans Day Parade

Wayne County School students had a number of heroes to be inspired by at the recent Veterans Day celebrations. It was quite a day for teachable moments with opportunities for students to participate in and learn from individuals that know the real meaning of service.

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Classes will be dismissed on Monday, November 18 in order for the teaching staff to have a mandated planning work session day from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.

Wayne County Middle School Students awarded gift cards for anti-bullying poster contest Anti-bullying poster contest winners

Senture sponsored the anti-bullying poster contest with three students producing winning artwork.

Two Wayne County Teams placed in the Kentucky Bass Federation State Tournament  Hannah Kempton, Jenna Morrow, Jonathan Gregory and Kason Stockton

Two Wayne County teams placed in the Kentucky Bass Federation State Tournament held October 19-20.The Kentucky Bass Federation held their state tournament on October 19-20 out of Conley Bottom and two teams from Wayne County placed. 

GT Fundraiser for trip to Greece is all about pasta with personality Scene from Athens, Greece

Unique pasta, gourmet fun, gift boxes and sets, soups and chilis, and mac 'n cheese are available. The Greece Travel Study students are selling Fun Pasta through Wednesday, November 13. This a unique and very cool way to support Wayne County travel abroad students. 

Kentucky Living Magazine November 2019 Edition Features Local Educators Two teachers graduate from STEM training

South Kentucky RECC and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives this summer celebrated the graduation of eight teachers from an innovative program to lay the groundwork for creating a Kentucky workforce trained in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). 

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“In a world where you can be anything…be Kind,” was the theme for the recent Lights on After School celebration held at the Wayne County Middle School.

Wayne County High School Cross Country Team named Class 2A Regional Runners Up Team photo after the race with runner-up trophy

The Wayne County High School Cross Country Team ran their hardest at the Super Regionals this past Saturday, October 26th. There were 43 High Schools  represented for regions 5 Class 2A, 6 Class 1A, 7 Class 3A. Going into the race, Wayne County was projected to finish 4th place team overall and ended up finishing as Regional Runner Up's. This great performance earned the team a spot to run in the State competition coming up at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday, November 2. Go Cards!

Cardinals Beat Corbin Redhounds in dramatic game Cardinals Beat Corbin Redhounds in Dramatic Way

Wayne County traveled to Corbin, Kentucky to play one of the hardest games they had played all season. They were able to edge out the Redhounds by winning 18-16. It was a low scoring affair but a thrilling 4th quarter as Wayne would have to fight back to win the game. Quarter Back Brody Weaver had a great game throwing 10/21 and passing for 166 yards and a touchdown. Running Back Braedon Sloan ran hard, rushing for 207 yards and a touchdown. Tito Ruiz was able to recover a fumble from Corbin's special teams unit. Defensive Lineman Cody Roysdon lead the team in tackles with eight. The next game for the Wayne County Cardinals will be this Friday, November 1st, at North Laurel. 

Wayne County Marching Band compet

Best Guard Class 3A
1st in Class 3A
1st Overall
Guard 2nd Overall
Percussion 4th Overall

Wayne County Middle School had a "Color Me" contest to survey students on their favorite menu choices Middle School Staff

The cooks dressed as their favorite singers, while students got a chocolate ice cream bar for turning in their favorite food choices. A few of the high school band students pitched in to help on the food line.

Golf Team performs exceptionally at State Golf Team poses for a group photo at state

The Wayne County Golf Team played great at the Kentucky High School State Golf Tournament on October 10th through October 12th. Reese Sexton played really well, shooting a 72 and 73 which earned him a tie for 4th place overall individually. The team would finish 7th overall which is the best any Wayne County Golf Team has performed at state in school history.

Heroes Night Planned for Upcoming Football game America Flag

At this Friday's home football game, we'll be having a Heroes Night where we salute all Wayne County Heroes. The local DAV Chapter 105 will be providing a 21-gun salute to recognizing local veterans.

21st Century After School kids enjoy Wayne County Middle School Literacy Book Fair Event 21st Century students (L-R) Third grader Arianna Munsey, Fifth grader Peyton Ramsey, Media Specialist Sharon Hill, and 4th grader Bralynn Byrd

The Scholastic Book Fair was held in the WCMS library in conjunction with the 21st Century After School Program on October 2nd. Students had a huge variety of books to select from in the library.

21st Century presents Light on After School Lights on After School

Please come and enjoy celebrating literacy and after school programming on Oct. 24th from 4-6:30 pm.  The food and activites for the evening will be centered around the character, Auggie from the novel Wonder,by R.J. Palacio.  The author introduces us to Auggie, a fifth-grade boy born with a facial deformity, and throughout the story delivers a powerful message about the importance of kindness, tolerance, and acceptance.

WCHS Nutrition Staff Launch National School Lunch Week WCHS lunchroom staff step beack into the fifties

The #NSLW19 theme in "School Lunch: What's on your playlist?"  spotlights the wide variety of flavors, dishes, delivery options and tastes that can be customized in today's school lunch. A local contest is heating up within the district at each cafeteria.

KY Dept of Agriculture official Tina Garland visited the school garden Myles Gregory, the student's manager of the garden chatted with the visitor and nutrition services menu planner Casey Holt and director Kathryn Tucker

Wayne County's school garden is regarded as the best in the state by agriculture officials. Harvesting the vegetables is a joint undertaking by students and the extension service. Administrative Branch Manager for the KY Department of Agriculture Tine Garland was very impressed with the local school garden and how student harvest and distribute the produce to the cafeterias

Middle School Girls Golfers did Great at Regional Golf Tournament h

Female Golfers Kelsay Collins and Melany Dobbs played very well at the Middle School Regional Golf Tournament. Both Golfers had an impressive day, Kelsay coming away with first place overall and Malainey finished second.These young ladies will be playing at the Middle School State Tournament at Quail Chase in Louisville.

Learn about the new online school report card Learn about the new online school report card

New 5-star accountability system launches; little improvement shown overall.

Test scores released for schools across the state WC Seal

Wayne County Schools received their latest 2018-19 accountability scores, receiving three star ratings for the district’s three levels – elementary, middle and high school.

Exciting STEM course ignited curiosity at the middle school this past school year Jolene Spears, Elijah Bolen, and David Terry work on their puzzle design

A new six-week rotation class using Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Gateway curriculum was successfully implemented at the Wayne County Middle School this past school year. It was so popular and stimulating that it was not uncommon to see students wanting to finish their work instead of go to lunch when the bell rang to switch classes. 

Project Lead the Way captures student interest with STEM curriculum Project Lead the Way captures student interest with STEM curriculum

If you go upstairs in the Wayne County High School, don’t be surprised to find what looks like a
medical lab filled with budding doctors, researchers and forensic scientists. Likewise, at Wayne County
Middle School you might find a room full of young teenage designers sketching three-dimensional models of
future products at an engineering or architecture office. Head over to Monticello Elementary School and
they are either launching an airplane glider or building the chaise to a robotic vehicle in their lab.

Why is the flu vaccine so important for your child? Syringe

Flu vaccines will be available at the Healthy Kids Clinic inside your child's school. Vaccines will be given beginning October 14th, through October 17th at announced locations. Check out the attached flyer to learn about the benefits of being vaccinated.

Are You One Throw From $1000? Are You One Throw From $1000?

The Healthy Kids Clinic is hosting a football throwing contest for $1000. Sign up the night of the game by visiting the Healthy Kids Clinic booth located at the football field.

Schools participating in the 4th annual Scarecrow Trail Schools participating in the 4tn annual Scarecrow Trail

Deadline for voting on the displays throughout town Monday, September 30th. The fall display with the most votes will be declared viewers choice.

Homecoming 2019 celebrates with a winning game and lots of activities Homecoming 2019 celebrates with a winning game and lots of activities

Nicole Hesse and Tyler Lovett were named Homecoming Queen and King. Runner Ups were Monce Bravo and Nick Shearer and Second Runner Ups were Kara Taylor and Jacob Morgan. David Phillipy and Shane Shoemaker were honored for their many years of service to the Wayne County Football program.  

High Attendance Day memorable for students Mitchell Gregory goes down in dunking tank

Each school offered students fun and exciting events on September 17th. Students enjoyed slushies, dunking machines, inflatables, kickball, and movies - just to name a few of the special activities. Congratulations to Monticello Elementary who won the local high attendance contest with 98.55% of students present. Wayne County Middle School was second with 97.62% present, closely followed by Bell Elementary with 97.31% present.The High Attendance Day contest is sponsored by the state Director of Pupil Personnel Association. The regional and state contest results will be determined later. 

First WCMS Tennis Program started WCMS newly established team

A new coed tennis program has been started at WCMS. Coach Ronnie Sexton has started the team which will be used as a feeder program for his Girls High School Tennis Team in the future.   

Parents learned considerable information about their child's education at Parent Teacher Conferences Cydi Neal and Jamie Jones share a laugh at parent teacher conference

Parent Teacher Conferences were held for three of the Wayne County Schools on September 19 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Parents gained valuable information regarding their child's talents and data collected on their school work.

Summer Food Service Program Champion 2019 Named Monticello Elementary Food Service staffers and admirers surrounded Connie at the ceremony

Monticello Elementary/Summer Food Service Cook Connie Dishman was recently surprised with the announcement that she was named the local school disrict's Summer Food Service Program Champion 2019. She was recognized at the state level with fellow school district recipients during the recent School Food Service annual conference. She will be receiving a framed signed certificate in the mail from the state organization. 

WCHS Band participated in Mark Twain Preseason Exhibition kicking off season Drum Major Amanda Harvey

On Saturday, Aug 24, the band traveled to Columbia, Ky where they performed their new program, "The Hand You're Dealt". Their unique marching band program can be seen at home football games this season during half time. They are also on the road for their competition season which officially begins on Saturday, September 21 at Pulaski County. Future band competitions are as follows: 9/28-Barren County, 10/12-South Laurel, 10/19-George Rogers Clark, and 10/26-Bowling Green (location to be determined).  

High Attendance Day set for Tuesday, September 17th Wayne County Director of Pupil Personnel Stewart York presented Wayne County Middle School Principal Melissa Gossage with a certificate as a regional winner

All kinds of special events are being planned at the local schools to highlight the importance of good attendance. Students need to make sure they are at school on Tuesday, September 17th in order to participate and benefit from unique and clever learning opportunities, not to mention some funny happenings. Last year the WCMS was honored after winning the regional award for highest attendance.  

Educators benefit from STEM Master’s Degree program geared towards workforce development improvement Board of Education pose for a photo with recipients and guest presenters

Wayne County Schools are part of a movement to pair education with economic development to create global success. Local educators want to provide students with skills to create new jobs for themselves and improve employment opportunities in the future.

Talk about Walking the Walk 5 miler

Wayne County’s 37th Annual Lake Cumberland 5 Miler – 5K – 1Mile Fun Run held August 31st included more than just the usual group of walking and running enthusiasts interested in logging a few miles with friends to start their fall running season and help raise a few dollars for the school Cross Country and Track Program in the meantime.  

WC Golf Team wins third team victory Golf Team

Wayne County Golf Team won its third team victory at London Country Club this past weekend, September 7, in London, Kentucky, riding its talented veterans to the ninth team title in the last two years.

Congrats Football Cards on beating Shelby County last weekend. Good Luck tonight at home meeting Pulaski County! Junior running back Braedon Sloan was selected as the MVP in last Friday's game.

The 50th Year Celebration for the WC Football Program will include the WC Football Team and Cheerleaders Class of 1969 recognition at halftime, as well as a performance by the Dance Team. A tent will be located on the home stands side near the parking lot where football players and cheerleader alumni will have a place to fellowship and renew their Wayne County School ties. Good Luck to the Cardinal Football Team's first district game of the season at home!

Students and staff encouraged to participate in 37th Annual Lake Cumberland 5 Miler - 5K - 1 Mile Fun Run Corporal Matthew Bradford competing

Wayne County Athletic Director Kevin Jones invites the community to support the event and run with celebrity visitor Corporal Matthew Bradford, the first blinded amputee in history to re-enlist in the Marine Corps. The retired marine spoke at Mill Springs Christian Church last Sunday and will be returning for the run at 8 a.m. Saturday, August 31st. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. The Cross Country Program coordinates this run and is excited to welcome Corporal Bradford.

Congrats to Cards at opening game of the season win Good luck to Cards at opening game of the seasom

The Cards won 40-12 in a preseason scrimmage game on August 16 against Metcalfe County.The football team beat Shelby County in Death Valley Bowl, Friday, August 23.  The home regular season football season begins Friday, August 30 when Wayne County hosts Pulaski County. Go Cards!

Scarecrow Trail 2019 Scarecrow Trail 2019

Support the imagination Library while adding beauty and positive attention to Wayne County? Here is what you can do; be apart of the Fourth Annual Scarecrow trail! As an individual, group or business you can design a scarecrow display and join the competition being sponsored by the Wayne County Homemakers, Women in Agriculture, and Tis the Season Gift Shot

$10 entrance fee, and all proceeds go to the Wayne County Public Library.

Wayne County Middle School Orientation gets sixth, seventh and eighth graders ready for school Parents and students entering Middle School

Wayne County Middle School orientation provides students with academic information, transportation and Chromebook rentals. Wayne County Schools are proud to provide a one to one ratio for middle and high school students having their own Chromebooks to use during the school year. 

Wayne County Baseball School for Grades 1st-8th Baseball and bat

The Wayne County Baseball program will be having a training camp very soon!

First Bus Evacuation Drill teaches safety rules to all students Bus Evacuation Drill

Bus drivers teach students guidelines for bus safety along regular routes, field trips and extra-curricular travels during this mandated training.

Wayne County Middle School Football Team WCMS Football Team

The Wayne County Middle School Football Team is prepared for the season.

 

Band Camp marching band students show off the beginning of their 2019 program Band Camp marching band students show off the beginning of their 2019 program

This years show is entitled "The Hand You're Dealt". It's about how life is different for everyone, almost as if you are playing a different hand in a game of cards, Life is literally relatable to a game of cards as the chances of having a good hand are equal to having a bad hand, but it is not in what you're dealt but how you play it. The Band performed for their families after summer band camp in Pickrell Auditorium. The band students and their parents also enjoyed watching the DCI World Championship Finals on August 10th at the Wayne Theater.

WCHS Football Season coming up 2019

Cardinals will scrimmage Metcalfe County on Friday, August 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Jewell Field. Come out and support another great fall season of football. Go Cards!

Wayne County Schools welcome students back to school Wayne County Schools welcome students back to school

Approximately 3,000 students will be welcomed back to the Wayne County Schools
campus on the first day of classes on Wednesday, August 14.
Orientation activities are underway at each of the five school buildings. Kindergarteners
through seniors and their families are learning everything from codes of conduct to bus routes
to meal plans as general expectations are shared for the 2019-2020 school year.

21st Century Summer Camp Extravaganza Open House held 21st Century Art

Both Elementary and Middle School students came to Open House along with their parents. Families enjoyed refreshments and learned what the campers had created and studied.

21st Century five week Summer Camp enjoyed by Middle School students 24st Century Summer Camp for Middle School

Middle school students participated n a variety of creative activities beginning with Survivor week, followed by Escape week, and Cupcake Wars with a field trip to Wild Thyme Cooking School. The final two weeks included art appreciation activities and virtual reality/drama camp. 

Golf Team starts season with a Win at Eagles Nest Golf

This season the boys team is already competing against some tough teams. In addition to the boys team, a middle school girls team has been formed at Wayne County. 

Summer Archery Camp helps student perfect skills Summer Archery Camp helps student perfect skills

Camp was held for elementary archers, as well as for middle and high school students.

Win a houseboat vacation and help support educational programs at the Center for Rural Development Houseboat Raffle

Have you purchased your ticket for a chance to win a Houseboat Vacation on Lake Cumberland and support The Center for Rural Development's youth programs?

Wayne County Schools Orientation 2019-20 Wayne County Schools Orientation 2019-20

Wayne County Schools Orientation dates are posted. Check out the dates and times for each grade level to familiarize families with the new school year. 

Eighth Graders and Seniors were highlighters at the end of the softball season Softball

Eighth grade girls from the junior varsity softball team, as well as seniors from the varsity softball team were honored at the end of the softball season. Girls were recognized by their coaches with gifts after being escorted by their parents or family members. 

Cupcake Wars held at 21st Century Summer Camp Cupcake Wars held at 21st Century Summer Camp

Sixth to eighth graders have been enjoying playing survivor, going to an escape room, and getting cooking lessons from a real chef during the past three weeks. Next is art appreciation week, followed by stop motion animation, video production, virtual reality, and drama camp.

Kallie Powell graduate from The Center for Rural Development’s 2019 Rogers Explorers program at Lindsey Wilson College Kallie Powell

Wayne County High School Freshman Kallie Powell was among thirty students from Southern and Eastern Kentucky that graduated from the third class of The Center for Rural Development’s 2019 Rogers Explorers program held June 16-18 on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College.

Wes Cares graduated from The Center for Rural Development’s 2019 Rogers Explorers program at the University of the Cumberlands Wesley Cares

Wayne County High School Freshman Wes Cares was amongst thirty students from Southern and Eastern Kentucky graduated from the fourth class of The Center for Rural Development’s 2019 Rogers Explorers program held June 19-21 on the campus of the University of the Cumberlands.

Back to School Supply Lists Supplies

School is back in session starting August 14th. Supply list for Walker Early Learning Center, Monticello Elementary, Bell Elementary, and Middle School are posted for the new school year. 

The Wayne County Board of Education recognized 19 employees who retired during the June monthly meeting The Wayne County Board of Education recognized 19 employees who retired during the June monthly meeting

A reception was held for the retirees and their families, prior to the Board meeting. The retirees were thanked for a total of 434 years of valuable service to the Wayne County School students.

Clerical Training updates staff's skills Clerical Training

The front line professionals who work in the principal's office at each school are very important employees. Like teachers, they serve students and families in a valuable way. So, they participate in summer trainings just like the certified staff.  

Wayne County Cardinals Archery Camp Wayne County Cardinals Archery Camp

Wayne County Cardinals Archery Camp is underway for grades 4-12 on July 22, 23, and 25. 

Golf Scramble benefits Wayne County School Golf Team Golf Scramble benefits Wayne County School Golf Team

On June 22nd, the Wayne County Golf Team held their annual golf scramble to raise money for their upcoming season. Special thanks to those who helped organize and facilitate the scramble. 

2019 Archery Program made tremendous strides this school year Brody Shelton state S3DA Outdoor Target Tournament June 29 first place in Elem Male Traditional

All three archery teams were recognized along with the seniors and some individual high scores at the banquet. The program offered all kinds of experience for archers throughout the year. The program culminated with two high individual scorers at the 2019 KY NASP State Tournament. 

School Employees thanked for their service during Teacher Appreciation Week School Employees thanked for their service during Teacher Appreciation Week

Each school celebrated teacher appreciation week in different ways. Thanks to all the educators who worked hard for the students during the 2018-19 school year!

Lady Cards Summer Basketball Camp well attended Campers enjoying being with their athletic mentors

The Lady Cardinals and Junior Varsity basketball players assisted Head Coach Mark McKinley with a fun three-day camp for girls in grades 1-8. The campers learned basic skills and  basketball techniques from their athletic mentors at the Rodney Woods Gymnasium.  

Lunchbox Express Summer Kick Off Lunchbox Express Summer Kick Off

Meals are being served both at WCMS and WCHS as well as 4 main routes and 4 special events. The summer feeding program was kicked off at Memorial Park on June 4th, complete with booths giving free gifts and inflatables. Children 18 years old or younger are encouraged to participate in the free program. 

8th Grade Honors Program 8th Grade Honors Program

The 6th, 7th, and 8th graders participated in individual honors programs at Wayne County Middle School. Awards were given for citizenship, academic excellence, Rogers Explorers, honor roll, and perfect attendance at the 8th grade ceremony. 

8th Grade/High School Band, Percussion Ensemble, 7th Grade Band, and 6th Grade Band perform at Spring Concert 8th Grade/High School Band, Percussion Ensemble, 7th Grade Band, and 6th Grade Band perform at Spring Concert

The Stinkin' Garage percussion ensemble stole the show. Check out the video on the left-hand side of schools website home page to enjoy the music.

Monticello Elementary Science Fair is impressive Monticello Elementary Science Fair is impressive

Students experienced hands-on learning which lead them to learn ideas and knowledge regarding new state science standards. The science fair will hopefully be an annual event for future students.

Wayne Public Library offers students all kinds of resources this summer Wayne Public Library offers students all kinds of resources this summer

Go to the Wayne County Public Library website (under weblinks) where students can access FREE
online ebooks, videos, audio and more! They only need a library card number from the WC Public
Library to sign up. These are GREAT resources. You can even download the Libby app to use with the
ebooks.
There are also FREE online classes in a wide variety of subjects through Universal Class. There are so
many topics that Wayne County students are interested in. These are FREE! Scroll below to see the
categories listing. (They do not count for school credit, but still are wonderful learning opportunities for
all ages!)
Also attached is their flyer about summer events in July. Call them at 348-8565 for specifics. Or
better yet, stop in and visit them.
http://www.waynecountylibrary.org

Summer Food Program to Kick Off on June 4th summer feeding logo

Wayne County Schools will be kicking off the Summer Food Program at Memorial Park on June 4th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Lady Cards Basketball Camp set for May 29-31 Lady Cards Basketball Camp set for May 29-31

The Wayne County Lady Cardinals Basketball Camp will be held May 29-31 in the high school gym. The camp is for grades one through eight, determined by the end of the school year. The camp will be from 1 until 4 p.m. each day. The doors will open at 12:30 p.m. and all students must be picked up by 4:10 p.m.

The cost is $25 per student and each camper will receive a t-shirt. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. on May 19.

 

for more information contact Mark McKinley at (606) 875-2425 or by email at mark.mckinley@wayne.kyschools.us

Wayne County High School Salutes the 2018-2019 Cardinals at the Basketball Awards Ceremony Wayne County High School Salutes the 2018-2019 Cardinals at the Basketball Awards Ceremony

This season's Cardinal basketball players were honored at the 2019 Wayne County High School Basketball Awards on Friday, April 26th.

Four Public Universities Commit to University Center of Southern Kentucky Congressman Rogers announces EKU, WKU, MSU & UK as partners of the new University Center of Southern Kentucky

The new University Center of Southern Kentucky (UCSK) will open with the fall semester of 2019 on the campus of Somerset Community College (SCC), allowing third and fourth-year students to continue pursuing their degrees close to home. 

Summer Meals Program Schedule Announced By Foods Service Department Kids Eat Logo

Wayne County Schools will be kicking off the Summer Food Program at Memorial Park on June
4th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Kids 18 and under can receive a free breakfast and lunch. The Lunch Box
Express mobile feeding bus will be serving students at four stops from June 3 – July 25. Stops along the
route included: Memorial Park, Aspire Center, Worsham Place Apartments, and Mason Green
Apartments. Other locations where meals are being served at specific times are: Wayne County Middle
School, Wayne County High School, WC Public Library, and Cave Lake Event Park.
Attached is a complete schedule. No mobile routes will be served on June 4th.

Summer Food Program to Kick Off in Wayne County on June 4th summer feeding program

The Lunch Box Express mobile feeding bus will be serving students at four stops from June 3 - July 25. Stops along the route include: Memorial Park, Aspire Center, Worsham Place Apartments, and Mason Green Apartments.

WCHS Boys Basketball Awards Banquet Recently Held Seniors receives 2019 48th District Championship Plaques

Wayne County High School saluted the 2018-2019 Cardinals District 48 Champions basketball season. They celebrated during an evening banquet supported by alumni players and community members and fans. The Wayne County Basketball program is 6th in the State for the most wins: 1,433, "Where Winning is a Habit!"

Lunchbox Express Mobile Unit receives funding for updates Group Photo

With summer just around the corner, the Wayne County Nutrition Department is busy getting ready for the summer meals program that helps children keep from going hungry during the break when school is dismissed. With that effort in mind, the school nutrition folks could not have been happier to receive funding from the American Woodmark Foundation recently, to make some needed updates on their
mobile unit.

Recent WCHS Band Graduate Natalie Humble still Showing Cardinal Pride at the University of Louisville University of Louisville Marching Cards

Former WCHS student and band member Natalie Humble has continued her path as a Cardinal at the University of Louisville, where she and her bandmates will be performing at the upcoming Kentucky Derby. Watch for Natalie at the Run for the Roses!

Integrated Health and Physical Education class learns important emergency procedures 6th grader Kensey Bowlin learned safety tips from her teacher

Sixth graders took turnabout leaning over training mannequins using all their strength-
performing compressions one after another. They were learning the safety practice procedure for
bystander CPR.

Casting Cardinals competed Saturday, April 13th Alex West, Kason Stockton, Jonathan Gregory, and Dylan Southwood

Four Wayne County students were competitive fishing on the lake at a tournament on the lake.   

WCHS Tennis Teams practice hard during their Season to achieve Faith Hicks hitting the ball

The Boy's Tennis Team has a current record of 7-2. The Girl's Tennis Team currently has a record of 8-3. The tennis teams have matches scheduled for Monday, April 22 at home against Garrard County, followed by Clinton County (away) on Tuesday, April 23, and then back home on Thursday, April 25 to play Casey County. The Regional Tournament for the Girl's Team is set for May 16 and the Boy's Team will compete at Region on May 17 in Danville. Go Cards! 

WCMS Operation Preparation Activities were a Big Success this Year Local Pharmacist Joey Silvers spoke to students

Eighth graders explored options for their futures thorough classroom counseling sessions, tour of ATC school, motivational career speeches, and workshops. The dance team kicked off the state initiative on March 25 with a wonderful performance and inspirational talk by Coordinator Katherine Kidd. FCC Minister Joe Tipton shared an inspiring message later in the week that was appreciated by the students and staff. 

JROTC featured during Middle School Operation Preparation JROTC Cadets preparing to speak to the younger students

WCHS JROTC Cadets came and spoke to the middle school 8th graders, There were 57 students who signed up to tour the facility and learn more about the program. The battalion members answered questions and acquainted the students with the many positive attributes of the program and extra-curricular activities. 

Wayne County Boy's and Girl's Tennis Teams performing well this Season WC Boys Tennis Team

Both the Boys and Girls Tennis Teams are excelling with strong records midway through their season. The Boys Team has an outstanding record of 7-1. They are coached by Allen Burchett. The Girl's Team has won six of the eight games they've played this season. They are coached by Ronnie Sexton. Way to go Cards!

Staff, parents and students encouraged to nominate Wayne county School staff for Go Cards Award MVP

It is time to begin nominating 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.

WCMS Parent Teacher Conference Family Literacy & Summer Safety Night WC Seal

Join us and several community partners on April 16th, who will be here to provide information and answer questions about summertime activities/ opportunities for students as well as provide tips for keeping kids safe over the summer break!

Wayne County Middle School named 2018 Region 14-Large High Attendance Day Winner Stewart York and Melissa Gossage

Students enjoyed all kinds of special activities and perks on high attendance day which was held September 20, 2018. Schools across the district participated in all kinds of specially planned events that day to encourage high attendance. Congratulations to the folks at the Wayne County Middle School for all the extra efforts put forth to win their category amongst other middle schools in Region 14..

21st Century Program announces exciting Summer Camp Program for Elementary and Middle School Students 21st Century 2019 Summer Camp

Don't miss out on this great opportunity! Registration forms are now available online below or at your child's school. Enjoy 5 weeks of arts, crafts, physical team building activities, and exciting field trips. 

Wayne County Fiscal Court supports student entrepreneurs at WCMS Store Mike Anderson with Micah

Micah Burchett attended a Fiscal Court meeting on Thursday, March 14 to discuss the progress of the Cardinal Spirit Store which is part the 21st Century After School program. Micah gave an overview of the store and how it is run by students. Further, he explained that Cardinal bucks are used throughout middle school classes as an incentive for students to work harder in class and exhibit good character traits. Cardinal bucks can be spent at the school store to purchase items including books, candy, and school supplies. Micah's presentation was followed up by a visit from County Judge Executive Mike Anderson who brought him a certificate and donation to the store.

Rock Your Socks on World Down Syndrome Day 3.21  Down Syndrome

Wayne County Schools will again participate in "Rock Your Socks" for World Down Syndrome Awareness Day this year on Thursday, March 21. To participate, simply wear "crazy" or mismatched socks

School District Report Card results for Previous School Year Now Available Kentucky Department of Education

Kentucky continues to offer tools to help parents understand and celebrate the performance of schools. Visit https://raisethebar.education.ky.gov for more information on the full suite of School Report Card tools available to help inform parents and communities. On the homepage, go to the left-hand column under Quick Links and scroll down to District Report Card to open up the profile reports for the district and each school.

Congrats to the Archers who did a great job at the NASP Tournament in Louisville! Target

Wayne County had 2 individuals place in the top 10. They did not receive a medal, but we would like to recognize them. Matthew Coy Reynolds placed 9th of 1221 in High School males, and Brody Shelton placed 9th of 1156 in Elementary males.

Team rankings were:
Monticello Elementary finished 7th out of 102 schools.
Wayne County Middle School placed 34th out of 107 schools.
Wayne County HIgh School placed 26th out of 107 schools.

Cardinal visits Schools for Breakfast during National School Breakfast Week Monticello Elementary students enjoyed seeing the Cardinal mascot

Students in every grade appreciate the Wayne County School Cardinal mascot! A variety of promotional activities were included during the March 4-8 celebration of the 30th anniversary of the National School Breakfast Week, including special appearances by the school mascot. 

Dr Seuss celebrated during Read Across America campaign Winston

Reading is an important focus at Wayne County Schools, particularly in the elementary grades. The schools used Dr. Seuss week to promote reading through his famous rhyming books. Representatives from Monticello Elementary's Student Leadership Team read a Dr. Seuss book with Winston, the students' favorite reading therapy dog, which was videoed and played for the students in each of their classrooms. Elementary teachers and librarians went all out decorating for the occasion and having special activities in their classrooms.    

Board of Education Members learn about Bell Elementary's advancements in Reading Board of Education Members learn about Bell Elementary's advancements in Reading

During the February monthly Board of Education meeting, improvements in student literacy was highlighted through Bell's reading intervention program, as well as the mentee/mentor reading program at Walker Early Learning Center. The board members got a first hand look at the techniques being used to improve literacy at early levels.  

Wayne County Middle School February Pep Rally Kennett brought out the boy's basketball team for recognition before their big game

Wayne County Middle School hosted a pep rally on February 8th to get everyone in the school spirit to encourage the students body's achievements so far, including the basketball team, cheerleaders, academic team, dance team, and wrestling team. 

The Center for Rural Development is proud to present The Warriors of AniKituhwa from the Museum of the Cherokee Indian on March 22 at 10 a.m. The Warriors of AniKituhwa

The Warriors of AniKituhwa are cultural ambassadors for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, with the Museum of the Cherokee Indian as their sponsor. This dance group brings to life the Cherokee War Dance and Eagle Tail Dance as described by Lt. Henry Timberlake in 1762.

Young athletes gain tips at baseball camp Head Coach Josh Bartley rounding the team up

On March 2nd, the Wayne County High School Baseball team hosted “Future Cardinals Baseball Camp”, a one-day camp to help teach young athletes the basic fundamentals of hitting, fielding, pitching, and base running.

WCHS Intramural Flag Football League being launched Flag Football Logo

Football is back! Starting Tuesday, March 12th at 5 PM, a mini season of flag football will start up. There will be three boys’ games and one girls’ game that evening. There will be concessions, halftime entertainment, music, and some spectacular plays being made on Jewel Field! Admission is only $2 and absolutely everyone is invited to come join the fun. Come on down, grab a coke and some popcorn, and enjoy the game!

WCMS Archery team placed first at Taylor County Tournament Middle School team placed 1st

The Wayne County Archery teams participated in the Taylor County High School getting them ready for state tournament on Saturday, February 23.

Nine Local Wrestlers Battle for Championship Standings Jonathan Gregory on the mat

The Wayne County Wrestling team had one state placer on Feb. 16th at the State Tournament in Lexington at Alltech Arena.Jonathan Gregory claimed his second state medal in three years, as he finished 5th in the 220
lb. weight class.

Future Cardinals Baseball Camp coming up Baseball and Bats

Wayne County High School Baseball team is hosting “Future Cardinals Baseball Camp”. This camp will focus on the basic fundamentals of hitting, fielding, pitching, and base running. Camp begins March 2nd from 11:00 am -1:00 pm.

The Imperative of Achievement Gap Closure in Kentucky Kentucky Department of Education Icon

Kentucky’s public school system is fundamentally different from the system of the 1980s. Kentucky has been noted for reforms leading to greater equity in school funding, increased performance accountability, and higher academic standards. Today, by most accounts, Kentucky now sits ahead of 15 or more states in academic performance.

Cards Beat Boyle County on Senior Night recently Wayne County Coach Rodney Woods won his 900th career game on Tuesday, February 8 at Somerset High School. The win also marked the 20th of the season for this year's team. The team and coaching staff celebrated with Woods for the following the win  

Four seniors basketball players and five dance team seniors were honored at the last home Cardinal game of the season. 48th District Tourney begins at McCreary Central on Monday, Feb. 18 at McCreary Central. District runs from Feb. 18 - Feb. 22 and the 12th Region Tourney will be held at Lincoln County on Feb. 25 - Mar. 2. 

WCHS Wrestling Team Tenderloin Sale Wayne County High School Mat Cards

Wayne County High School Wrestling Boosters will be having a tenderloin sale on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019. 

Mat Cards named Runner Up in 7th Region Wrestling

Wayne County placed 2nd amongst a 16 team field. The top 5 teams were Madison Central 273, Wayne County 191.0, Lafayette 156.5, Boyle County 153, Bryan Station 153. The top four will advance to the state tournament February 15th and 16th at Alltech Arena in Lexington 

Three Wayne County Students placed at the NASP Region Tournament Morgan Cross and Brody Shelton

Congratulations to Brody Shelton and Morgan Cross from Monticello Elementary Archery team who both placed at the NASP Region Tournament held at Lincoln County.

Mat Cards Home Meet Honors Seniors and Features Elementary Wrestlers on second mat Mat Cards and Families

The Wayne County Wrestling team hosted Whitley County on Tuesday February 5 at the Rodney Woods Gymnasium for Senior Night. Wayne County defeated Whitley County 78-6.

Jacob Haynes advances to state Academic Team Competition Jacob Haynes

The WCMS Academic Team ranked 8th overall in the region, recently. Special shout out to eighth grader Jacob Haynes who has the honor of advancing to the state competition .

Mat Cards improve overall record in Owensboro wrestling

The Wayne County Wrestiling team traveled to Owensboro on Saturday, February 2nd to compete in the Daviess County Duals. the Mat Cards will be back in action on Tuesday, February 5, when they host Whitley County for senior night at the Rodney Woods Gymnasium.

Thanks to Wayne County School Counselors for their many contributions to students Thanks to Wayne County School Counselors for their many contributions to students
WCHS Students may Compete in the 2019 Public Service Recognition Poster Contest Icon

Students are invited to participate in the 2019 Public Service Recognition Poster Contest. This year's theme, "Making A Difference" should be expressed through the artwork.

Archery Team Bring Home a Multitude of Awards at Burnside 7th Annual Archery Tournament Icon

WCHS placed first with both the Middle School and Monticello Elementary School placing second. Congrats to all of the individual winners and high placements at the neighboring tournament held January 26th. 

Wayne County Kindergartners look forward to working with their Middle School mentors Logo

At first glance, it looked like some kind of ‘sit in’ down the kindergarten hallway at Walker Early
Learning Center, which is part of Wayne County Schools. However, those involved were certainly not
protesting.

The District Coordinated School Health Council for Wayne County Schools recently met and established goals for the New Year Teacher Brian Jones, Nurse Patty Burton, and Teacher Lois Bradley

The council has been discussing tobacco free schools, the wellness policy, and nutrition and physical activity report. Lake Cumberland District Health Community Educator Shannon Beaty reported on recent state legislation activity concerning all schools being tobacco free by 2020-2021. School Nutritionist Kathryn Tucker shared her department's recent "I Got Milk" campaign at the schools. Monticello Elementary Teacher Brian Jones is conducting a weekly 'boot camp' exercise class for the staff. Most of the schools have walking programs after school to increase exercise. The council encourages a variety of healthy activities and wellness opportunities for students and staff.    

NTI Days Schedule for Wednesday and Thursday. CLASSES RESUME FRIDAY, FEB. 1 with buses traveling regular scheduled routes. Icon

Wayne County School classes have been cancelled Wednesday, Jan. 30 and
Thursday, Jan. 31, but students will be able to continue their studies on those days through Non-
Traditional Instruction, known as NTI days.Classes resume Friday, Feb. 1st.

WCMS Academic Team participated in the the Governor’s Cup Tournament team photo

Three Wayne County Middle School students placed in the individual subject categories while the quick recall team placed third at the district tournament held at Russell County Middle School on January 19th. WCMS placed third overall with a total of 22 points. Casey County Middle School was first with 56 points, Russell County Middle School was second with 24 points, and Somerset Christian School was fourth with 18 points. 

Wayne County School District February Parent Teacher Conferences Scheduled Official WC Logo

With the second semester well underway, Wayne County Schools are preparing for the first parent-teacher conferences of 2019. 

Mat Cards finish fifth overall on Saturday, January 26th at the KYWCA State Dual Tournament at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia Wrestling

The Mat Cards defeated John Hardin in pool action, then lost to Louisville Desales in a close match to miss the semi finals. Wayne County then defeated Ashland and Larue County to finish fifth overall. Wayne County Wrestling will be back in action on Tuesday, Feb. 5 when they host Whitley County at home for Senior night. The Elementary Team will also be participating on a second mat. Starting time is 7:00 pm at the Rodney Woods Gymnasium.

Elementary Archer Brody Shelton and High School Archer Ragan Shelton brought home FIrst Place Awards Brody Shelton-1st place Individual Elementary Male and Ragan Shelton-1st place High School Female and top overall female shooter of the tournament

The Wayne Archery Teams participated in the Somerset Christian Tournament on January 19th. Both Monticello Elementary Team and WCHS placed second, with WCMS placing third amongst the teams. Congrats to Ragan Shelton for her 1st place female placement in the high school individual standings, as well as overall top female shooter award at the tournament.Brody Shelton also placed first in the elementary school individual category.

Student Travelers Recognized at January Board of Education Meeting Student Travelers Recognized at January Board of Education Meeting

Students and chaperones from the study abroad Gifted and Talented program shared their latest adventure to Italy.

Mat Cards finish 4-1 in Aubrey Ward Classic at Eastside High School Va. Wrestling

The Mat Cards will be back in action on Saturday January 2. They will travel to Lindsey Wilson college for the KYWCA State Duals. Starting time is 11 am in Columbia.

Wayne County High School Band Adding to Staff This Coming Fall Logo

The Wayne County High School Band wants to introduce you to the new member of the guard and visual staff. He comes with a tremendous resume! Plans for the fall are well underway. Please help the band welcome Mr. Justin Clark!

Girls & Boys played Rockcastle Doubleheader Basketball game on Jan 14 "Retro Night" Cheeleaders performed in uniforms from the past

Cardinals beat Rockcastle County boys, while Lady Cards were defeated. Athletes wore Bovine uniforms beating the Rockets 83-43. The cheerleaders also wore uniforms from the past.

Cards Crush McCreary Central 75-42 in 48 District Action Icon

During the "Monticello" Night game on January 11th, the 1987 Monticello Trojan 12th Region Champions were honored as well as members of the Phillips basketball family. WCHS honored the traditions of Monticello Basketball by wearing Monticello uniforms recognizing all the great Trojan teams since the early 1900's.Monticello's last trip to the Sweet 16 was in 1987 under the direction of Coach Wade Upchurch led by sharp shooter Shane Blevins and outstanding forward Gary Campbell. Since 1989 the Wayne County Cardinals have made nine trips to the Sweet 16 under Coach Rodney Woods. These two programs are currently 6th and 9th all-time in wins for Kentucky.These two proud programs are now one and the future is exciting!

District Nutrition and Physical Activity Report shared at Public forum and Board of Education Meeting Isabella Dautrich eating veggie pizza

Nutrition service employees focus on optimum health and nutrition for students. They participate in specialized training at the start of each school year, as well as updates. They also participate in promotional activities and education opportunities to help students learn proper nutrition habits. The 2018-19 Nutrition Report shares a wealth of information reflecting the complexities of operating five cafeterias that served 448,184 school lunches and 388,010 school breakfasts in the 2016-17 school year. 

Congratulations to Monticello Elementary Archery Team for placing first in the team competitions at the Boyle County Rebel Classic Boyle County Rebel Classic

On January 12 th The Wayne County Archery Team traveled to Boyle County to participate in The Fifth
Annual Boyle County Rebel Classic.

Wayne County Band Students had the honor of participating in the junior and senior LCMEA All-District Band on January 11-12 LCMEA All-District Band

Wayne County band program wishes to thank guest conductors Joni Farmer and Tim Allen, plus the Lindsey Wilson College Band for hosting this special event.. Congratulations to local musicians who were selected to attend through an audition process.

Board Members sworn in at January Meeting (Left to Right) Whitney Smith and Jarrod Criswell swore to uphold their duties

As Kentucky observes School Board Recognition Month in January, Wayne County is joining in the celebration by expressing appreciation to their board members. During the January meeting the board members were recognized for their service and dedication. In addition, the consolidated district improvement plan was discussed, an architect from Alt 32 shared information about the interior plans for the new career center, the nutrition/activity annual report was shared, along with discussions on instruction and other business. 

Wayne County Mat Cards win Small School Sectional 4 Duals for the seventh consecutive year Wrestling

Jared Phillips 160 lb. wrestler for Wayne County was selected most outstanding wrestler of the Duals.The Mat Cards will be back in action on Saturday
December 15 when they travel to Lexington for the Tates Creek Duals.

Looking for all aged students who are interested in playing with Rubik's Cube WCHS students Ridge Turpin, Shawna Brown, Laurie Abbott assisting Pulaski County students at the workshop

The Wayne County GT Program is searching for K-12 students who are interested in the Rubik's Cube. This opportunity is open to all students. Please submit the online form for referrals by Friday, January 18. You may submit the online form here: https://goo.gl/forms/t7PitEULtFYvKDO62. For more information, please email Jennifer.chaplin@wayne.kyschools.us

Go365/Vitality Biometric Checks Available to Staff Logo

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

Cheerleader Alumni Special Event held December 15th Cheerleader

An alumni banquet was held and the former cheerleaders were honored at half time of the girls basketball game with West Jessamine

Mat Cards Finished 6th Overall at Battle in the Burg Mat Cards

The Mat Cards will be back in action on Saturday January 5th at the Commodore duals at Perry
County Central in Hazard. Starting time is 10 am.

Monticello Elementary 21st Century Students Present Elf the Musical JR. santa and buddy

Elf The Musical JR. performed by Wayne County’s 21st Century program at Monticello Elementary was a real crowd pleaser, receiving excellent reviews from the audience.

Migrant Family Christmas program held at Historic Wayne Theatre Migrant workers gathered gift boxes which were loaded for the annual holiday party

Over 100  people attended the annual holiday party. There are currently 80 children enrolled in the local migrant program. Special thanks to St. Peters Catholic Church for helping with the gifts, as well as Monticello Banking Company for the refreshments and Rudolph movie at the local theatre. A PAC meeting was held after the movie and gift giving so parents could receive educational information and offer input into the program.

Forest Quillen holds Anti-Drug Assembly at WCMS and WCHS impact

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Wayne County Wrestling Team wins tournament in Lexington Mat Cards won the Lexington Tournament

The Wayne County Wrestling team traveled to Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday December 15th for the Commodore Duals at Tates Creek High School. The Mat Cards finished 5-0 on the day to win the tournament. They will be back in action on Friday, Dec. 21 and 22 when they travel to Brandonburg, Kentucky, for the Meade County Duals.Go Cards!

WC Band held their annual Holiday Concert spreading much cheer Christmas Concert

Check out the Wayne County Schools Christmas Concert 2018 video on the front page! Congratulations to bus driver David Brumley who proposed to Samantha Church Botts, one of the student musician's mom's.

Computer Science Classes Take a Trip to SCC’s Additive Manufacturing Lab grooup

A total of 24 students from Marsha Bertram’s computer science classes visited SCC on Friday, November 30th for a workshop in their 3D Printing lab.

2nd Annual Wayne County Archery Classic Archery

A huge turn out of archers attended the second annual Cardinal Classic Archery Competition on Dec. 14-15 held at the Wayne County Middle School's gymnasium. Congratulations to numerous local archers on the Elementary, Middle School, and High School teams won awards. 

All District Band Members to Perform January 12th high school

Congratulations to the Wayne County band members who were selected for this honor. The All District Band will participate in a workshop on January 11th followed by a performance on January 12th at Lindsey Wilson College.

Wayne County Schools Participate in Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade Student Government float included our mascot, the Cardinal during the Christmas Parade

This year's theme was "Hometown Country Christmas." Winner of the Best Academic Float was Wayne County High School Student Government Association. Second place in that division was awarded to the Wayne County High School Lady Cardinal Soccer Team.

Wayne County Archery Team will be hosting the Second Annual Cardinal Classic Archery Competition on Dec. 14 and 15 Archery Team performs well at first competition

There are 72 Elementary, Middle and High School archers on the Wayne County Team this year. The Archery Team's first tournament of the season was held December 1st at McCreary County. Local archers brought home numerous awards they earned. They are looking forward to a large gathering of archers attending the upcoming Cardinal Classic at the Wayne County Middle School.

Monticello Elementary 21'st Century students to present Elf The Musical JR. Elf

Wayne County’s 21'st Century program at Monticello Elementary is proud to be presenting
another one of their musical hits on Monday, December 17'th at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Trio of Wayne County Golfers and Wayne County Golf Coach Named to All-Region Team Golf

The Kentucky Golf Coaches Association announced the selection of the 10th Region awards. Junior Reese Sexton, Junior Kameron Gehring, and Freshman Gehrig Sexton were all selected to the team; with Reese Sexton voted player of the year and Gehrig Sexton placing third in voting for player of the year. Coach Stewart Gregory was voted Coach of the Year in the 10th Region, only the second time in school history that a Wayne County coach has received such an honor.

GEAR UP Students Toured Georgetown College and Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky Group photo of gear up

The GEAR UP program helps students learn about future training and college opportunities so they can better prepare while in high school. 

Reality Town Big Event at Wayne County Middle School reality town

Some 25 community helpers volunteered at 17 booths to teach 8th graders what a family's financial budget resembles. Many students are surprised to learn how expensive home expenditures can be on a monthly basis. The event also sheds light on career option incomes. 

Wayne County Lady Cards and Cardinal Basketball Teams play at home in Doubleheader Tuesday, Dec.11th Boys Basketball Team undefeated

Basketball season has been underway for the Girl's and Boy's teams. The Cardinals have been on the road with three wins having already defeated Garrard County, Lincoln County and Southwestern to date. They play their first home game Dec. 11 against Pulaski County at 7:30 p.m. Then they head to Danville on Dec. 14 and Mercer County on Dec. 17. The Lady Cards started their season at home defeating North Laurel. They went on the road and suffered losses at Casey and Lincoln Counties. They beat McCreary Central on Dec. 7 away and return home to play Southwestern Dec. 11th at 6:00 p.m. Go Cards!

Mat Cards finish 4-1 at Stone Memorial Duals in Crossville, Tennessee Colin Tucker

The Wayne County Wrestling team traveled to Crossville, Tennessee on Saturday December 8th, for the Stone Memorial Duals. The Mat Cards finshed 4-1 in the dual tournament. 

Study Abroad Trip to Greece offers discount due December 7th Greece trip

GREAT NEWS if your are still considering the Greece 2020 Travel Study Tour! The tour has exceeded its enrollment goal, but due to interest, ten more spots have been opened! Enroll by Friday, December 7th to receive the $200 discount. Contact GT Coordinator Jennifer Chaplin for more information.

WCHS JROTC/FCA Team up to prepare and deliver Thanksgiving meals to needy Volunteers help prepare meal

A crew of students and staff members worked tirelesly to provide 850 meals for the less fortunate. Each year this group of volunteers do an awesome job planning, preparing and delivering holiday meals!

Lady Cards defeat North Laurel in exciting first game of the season Coach McKinley guiding the Lady Cardinals

Congrats to the Lady Cards playing hard and winning in their home season opener 57-55. They were defeated by Casey County on the road Friday, November 30th. They continue to play on the road December 4th at Lincoln County, followed by a game on December 7th at McCreary Central. Their next home game is Tuesday, December 11 when they play Southwestern. Go Cards this season!

Luke Troxell Memorial Duals held at first home meet wrestling on the mat at home

The Wayne County Wrestling team opened their season Saturday December 1 at home in the Luke Troxell Memorial Duals. The dual tournament featured the three top teams from region 8 which included: Wayne County, Madison Central, and Danville. The Mat Cardinals will be back in action on Saturday December 8 when they travel to Stone Memorial High School for the I 40 Duals in Crossville, Tennessee. Start time is 10:00 am.

University of the Cumberlands Chamber Choir Christmas Concert Chamber CHoir from University of the Cumberlands

The Monticello Woman's Club is pleased to present the Chamber Choir from the University of the Cumberlands. The  Christmas Concert is December 3rd,  at 6:30 pm at the Wayne Historical Theater. The choir is under the direction of Dr. Jeff Smoak.

Relatives Raising Relatives Icon

On Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 11:30am, all guardians who are responsible for the care of a relative child are welcome to participate in the Relatives Raising Relatives meeting. The focus for this meeting will be Kinship Care. The meeting takes place at the Wayne County Public Library.

Spirit of Giving Tree Light at the Center for Rural Development Poster

The Center for Rural Development presents Spirit of Giving Tree Lighting on Nov. 26th at 5:30 p.m.. Celebrate the magic of the holidays with a visit from Santa, music by the Waynetonian Choir, and more before the holiday performance of "Santa's Enchanted Workshop."

Wayne County School District is Going to Greece greek trip

High-achieving WC students will be eligible for a travel study tour to Greece the summer of 2020.

Elfin' Around 3k Run/ Walk Relay For Life fundraiser Elfin around

The run will start at the Wayne County Marketplace on Saturday, December 1st, at 11 a.m. All proceeds donated to Relay for Life.

For more information, visit us at https://www.facebook.com/elfinaroundrunwalk

Contact High School for Thanksgiving meals Turkey Dinner

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.

Over 200 sixth graders participated in Progressive Agriculture Safety Day safety day students

 Wayne County’s Conservation District went all out to teach sixth graders safety tips during the 13th Annual Progressive Agriculture Safety Day. In fact, there were over 50 volunteers anxious to share information with students at the ten outdoor stations.

Wayne County Schools Celebrate High Attendance Day nice nice pic

The Wayne County School District took part in the statewide High Attendance Day. Congratulations to Monticello Elementary who had the highest attendance figures (98.16%) amongst the local schools for the school district. Wayne County Middle School's 97.78% attendance rate placed them as the regional winner for large middle school category. The large elementary school winner was Liberty Elementary with 98.50% attendance and the large high school winner was Adair County High School 95.96%. Wayne County High School focused on spirit week activities leading up to homecoming during high attendance week and scored 95.19% attendance.  

The Lancaster Grand Theatre Offers Performance for Students The Lancaster Grand Theatre

There are several upcoming performances at the restored theater in Lancaster, Kentucky that will enhance the holidays.

Wayne County Cardinals ready to play Franklin County in 4A state playoffs Friday, November 8th wchs

The first round of the playoffs featured a showdown between the 7-3 Wayne County Cardinals and the 4-6 North Oldham Mustangs at Jewell Field

Wayne County Boy's Cross Country Team participates in the State Championship cross c

The Wayne County Boy’s Cross Country Team finished 20 out of 32 teams at the state championship held at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday, November 3.

Wayne County High School Boys Cross Country Team advances to state at Super Region All runners starting near the gate

The Wayne County High School Boys Cross Country Team advances to the state competition this coming weekend on November 3rd as a result of their finishes at the Region 5 Class AA Championship held Saturday, October 27th, which was hosted by Wayne County at Cave Lake Event Park.  Go Cards!

21st Century Celebrated Lights on After School with "The Hunger Games...Read! Catch the Fire!" food line

A beautifully displayed buffet of refreshments was enjoyed by the after school kids. The WCHS Drumline was the featured entertainment. All kind of classes, crafts, and information were enjoyed by all who attended the special event.

Wayne County Board of Education Receives USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) Grant usda logo

Wayne County Board of Education is pleased to announce Wayne County Schools are recipients of the federal Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) funded and regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Author Mike Artell will be speaking at WCMS after school book

Reading Matters! Wayne County Schools’ 21st Century After School program will be hosting a special reading event
Thursday, November 1st at 5:00 p.m. that the community is welcome to attend. Conference speaker Mike Artell will captivate the audience at the Wayne County Middle School with some amazing insights into reading with your child. He is the author of more than 35 books. His talents also include working as an illustrator and cartoonist, as well as being a musician. He has spoken at hundreds of conferences, so don’t miss this interesting special event which is in conjunction with a school literacy grant. Door prizes and refreshments will follow the presentation.

Riley Hicks named to 12th Region All Tournament Soccer Team Riley Hicks. She was selected as a member of the   12th Region Soccer All Tournament Team, which was announced on   Saturday, October 20 at Southwestern High School.

Congratulations WCHS Freshman Riley Hicks was selected as a member of the 12th Region Soccer All Tournament Team, which was announced on Saturday, October 20 at Southwestern High School.

Wayne County Hosted Fall Classic Cross Country Meet on October 20th high school team

The local event was held at Cave Lake Event course with all three levels of teams competing from various school districts across the area.

Visitors Share Native American Artifacts with Middle School Students steve cundiff

Steve and Doris Cundiff visited WCMS with their impressive collection of Native American artifacts to share knowledge with the students. 

Band performs in KMEA Quarter Finals on October 20th completing their season Band performing

The marching band's final competition was at the KMEA West AAAA Quarterfinals in Hopkinsville Stadium of Champions. Wayne County Marching Band finished their program "SHATTERED" in 10th place under the direction of Band Director Andy Critz and Asst. Director Tyler Cook. Congratulations on an outstanding season! The band added to the performance each week making great halftime entertainment at the local football games. 

Safe School and Red Ribbon Week Seal

This week is KY Safe Schools Week and Red Ribbon Week. Dress up has to meet school dress code and full face and/or body make-up will not be allowed.

National School Lunch Week underway Lots 2 Love

Celebrate national school lunch week in the cafeterias this week. The theme this year is “School Lunch Lots 2 Love”.

Wayne County High School Volleyball Team Named District Champs and in process of advancing at Region! 48th district winning team

Congratulations to the Wayne County Volleyball Team won the 48th District Tournament recently held at McCreary Central. Wayne County beat Southwestern 3-2 to take the championship. They faced Pulaski County at Region on October 17th at Lincoln County winning 3-1. They advanced to play Thursday night, Oct. 18 against Southwestern. Go Cards!

21st Century Lights On After School: Hunger Games Theme Hunger Games Logo

21st Century is hosting their annual Lights on After School program. This year theme is the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Parents and the community are encouraged to attend this special event. 

Girls High School Soccer Team scores at district tournament...Good Luck Oct. 17th at Region! Girls Soccer Team advances to Region

Wayne County High School Girls Soccer Team advances to Regional Tournament and competes in second round, Wednesday, October 17th at Southwestern. District Tournament game was held on Monday, October 8th. The Lady Card lost 6-0, but advanced to the regional tournament as district runners-up. 

Golf Team Named Amongst Top Ten in the State WCHS Golfing Group

The Wayne County Cardinals Golf Team completed their best season in school history in 2018. Aside from being in the top ten in the state, the Cardinals won five invitational tournaments, won the 10th Region Championship, placed two golfers on the All-Region Team, and broke numerous school records.

Third annual Scarecrow Trail can be seen on Wayne County School Campus Scarecrows representing all the extra-curricular activities lined the front of the WCMS

Go Cards is a familiar theme for fall harvest displays both on and off campus. Many of the decorators participated in the local fundraising event sponsored by the County Homemakers, Women in Agriculture, and Tis the Season Gift Shop. The theme this year is "Support Your Favorite Team/Sports Program." Wayne County Central Office tied with Wayne County Hospital as the winner of the Group/Organization Category. WCMS won the Viewer's Community Choice category. WC School employee Alan Doss and family won the Individual family category. Danny Conley's Monticello Florist Shop won the business category. There were 22 residences, schools and businesses that participated raising $220 for the Imagination Library.

October Board of Ed Meeting Features Architect's Drawings for the ATC and Special Recognition of Cadet Sergeant Daniel Ward daniel and family

At the October Board of Education meeting, Architect Mike Sparkman revealed the latest drawings of what the future Area Technology Center will look like and the Board honored Cadet Sergeant Daniel Ward on earning the Distinguished Junior Cadet Leadership Award at Camp Bluegrass JCLC 2018.  

Bus Evacuation Drill Transportation Director assisting students at drill

Wayne County Schools will be conducting their second mandated bus evacuation on October 5th at 2:45 p.m., just prior to fall break set for October 8-12.

Food Service Manager Rebecca Crabtree named 2019 Summer Feeding Champion Kathryn Tucker and Rebecca Crabtree

Wayne County Schools Food Service Department was able to participate regularly with seven sites within the local county during the summer months. They served 2276 breakfasts, 5739 lunches, and 291 suppers during June and July. Past and present local summer feeding program workers have a long standing record of going the extra mile for Wayne County children who needed the meals.

College Application Week begins at WCHS Senior discusses honor program

WCHS Guidance Department has invited several colleges to visit this week (October 1-5). Seniors are welcome to talk to admission counselors to discuss their applications to college, or to receive answers to questions.

Flu Shots will be available in mid October Dates of flu shots for each building

Flu vaccines will be available for students and staff through the Healthy Kids Clinic at specified locations during the week of October 15-19.  

Tech Design Class Selling Vinyl Decals poster

Perfect to decorate your Chromebook or use as car decals! 

Middle School's Newsletter is informative WCMS Newsletter

Check out the WCMS Newsletter on the WCMS website page under Quick links on the left-hand side!

Vitality Biometric Screenings Scheduled for staff during October

Forms are attatched that must be filled out prior to the screening. Participants will need to have their Humana Vitality card or Go365 card. The first screening will be held October 1 at Walker Early Learning Center.

Wayne County School levels show improvement in critical subject areas Cardinal Seal

     The 2017-2018 Assessment and Accountability results have been released by the Kentucky Department of Education with all three local levels – elementary, middle and high school of Wayne County Schools scoring higher in Reading, Math and Writing from the previous year’s results.

Go Cards Award Winners Celebrated MVP Award Winners Valerie Hutchinson and George Snyder

Wayne County Schools recognized outstanding staff members from the 2017-2018 school year through nominations from peers, students and the community. Each year, the staff meets on their opening day and the Go Cards classified and certified winners from each building are announced. Selection is based on a  list of outstanding attributes like: dedication and knowledge in their field, does more than necessary and strives to exceed expectations, understands and demonstrates a commitment to students, determined to make a difference each day, and a desire to continue to grow as a professional. Thanks to the Monticello Bank, each person selected received a $100 check and the two "Most Valuable Player" staff members received an additional $150 gift. The staff fondly nominated two outstanding MVPs -  Valerie Hutchinson, a member of the IT Department and 1 SG George Snyder, a JROTC instructor. School Board Chairperson Donna Blevins and Monticello Bank Senior Executive Officer Jean Hicks presented the certificates and gifts.  

Wayne County Marching Band Traveled to Pulaski County Marching Invitational on September 22nd color guard

The Band received 8th overall in the competition. The Color Guard received 5th place overall, and Percussion placed 6th overall. The band will travel to Corbin High School on Saturday, September 29th for competition in the Cumberland Falls marching Invitational. 

Football Cards Take Care of Business on the Road Against 5A Harlan County WCHS Football Team

The Wayne County High School Football team made the three hour drive over to Harlan County to face the Black Bears Friday night (September 14). The team made it well worth the ride as they came out and made a statement with a 40-12 win.

Relatives Raising Relatives to Meet September 25th family support flyer

Join us on Tuesday September 25, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. for an organizational meeting to form a support group for families who are responsible for the care of a relative child. 

Kentucky Dual Credit Scholarship helps high school Juniors and Seniors WCHS Upperclassmen learn about Dual Credit Scholarship through the KHEAA

Wayne County High School students have never experienced such a customized approach to the variety of courses they may select from to design their schedules. They can follow traditional classroom courses at the high school, or they might select on-line courses at their fingertips. Not only are the subjects varied, but also the types of classes range from dual credit courses to advanced placement classes to work based learning opportunities like: cooperative education, apprenticeships, internships, or school-based enterprises.

Attendance Today... Achieve Tomorrow Attendance Matters

A child’s attendance record at school is a predictor of academic success. Join the staff at Wayne County Schools in making High Attendance Day on Thursday, September 20 a huge success. The statewide event highlights the importance of regular school attendance and its link to student performance.

Band performs in first competition of the season WCHS Band

The Wayne County Marching Cardinals traveled to North Laurel High School for competition on Saturday, September 15th. The band placed 6th overall and 3rd in class 4A with their 2018 show entitled "Shattered". 

Study Down Under trip recognized at September Board of Education meeting Life From Down Under

Students and the study tour coordinator shared their extraordinary experience in Australia and New Zealand

Wayne County District Parent Teacher Conferences for first quarter underway WCHS Parent Teacher Conference

Wayne County Middle School’s first Parent Teacher Conference of the school year will be Tuesday, Sept. 18 th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.  Parents are invited to come and talk with their child’s teachers and pick up their mid-term grades for the first nine weeks. 

Congratulations to the 2018 Homecoming Court Candidates Homecoming Candidates

     The Cardinal Football Team will be playing Clay County at 7:30 p.m. on September 21st which will be Homecoming for Wayne County. The king and queen will be crowned during half-time festivities.Students are currently voting for the Homecoming King and Queen on the website high school home page under Links on the left-hand column

     The Homecoming Parade will be held Thursday, September 20 along Main Street, concluding at the high school parking lot where a pep rally will be held.

     The classes of 1999 from both Monticello High School and Wayne County High School will be honored at the homecoming football game. The reunion for the classes will be held in the high school cafeteria, which will be open beginning at 6:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. Class members who need more information may call the high school at (606) 348-5575.

 

The Center for Rural Development Hosts First-Ever Country Brunch Cooking Class Chef Mete Sergin

On Saturday, September 22nd, enjoy the first ever class on Country cooking hosted at the The Center for Rural Development by Chef Mete Sergin. Registrations underway! Call 606-677-6000 or register online for Country Brunch cooking class.

Good luck to Cardinal Football Team on the Road (need title)

#1 rated Boyle County beat #6 Wayne County last Friday at Jewell Fied. On Friday, September 14, the Cards travel to Harlan Co to face off against the Black Bears.

WCHS Participates in the Journey Down Under Travel Study Tour rainforest

Four students from WCHS traveled across the globe to New Zealand and Australia during the 2018 summer through the district's gifted and talented program.

KET Professional Development Workshop Features Wayne County High School Art Teachers' presentation KET Logo

  Wayne County High School Arts and Humanities/Video Teacher Tim Withers was recruited to teach teachers and media specialists from across the state how to incorporate multimedia and other technologies into their classroom, this past summer. His class focused on virtual learning.

Wayne County Football Team defeats Warren East on August 31'st Wayne County Cardinals win the football game

Congratulations to the Wayne County Cardinals who won a late night game due to lightning delays with a score of 57-40. Wayne County faces Boyle County at home September 7. Come out to Jewell Field and support the Cards!

Lady Soccer Cards handed their first defeat of the season Wayne County High School Lady Cards

The Cards fell to the Taylor County Lady Cardinals 1-4. Come out and support them at their next home meet on Thursday, September 6th at 6:30 p.m. when they face Knox Central.

Recognize alumni who served in the armed forces at Wayne County High School Military Alumni Hallway

Students could not help but notice some alterations to the hallways this school season at the Wayne County High School. Besides the familiar student work, college signage, club advertisements, and ACT All Star student photos displayed on the walls – now something new stands out. Alumni who served in the military are being recognized and the community can help with this project.

Get outside Kentucky! Hiking, Backpacking or Strolling Your Way Across the Bluegrass Go outside Kentucky!
WCHS Students honored for participating in summer learning opportunities Students Nate Helton, Mckenzie Crabtree, Nicole Hesse, and Colton Morrow were all honored for participating in these events

The learning continued on campus over the summer for the fifth through eighth graders enrolled in the 21st Century Summer Camp, as well as a Credit Recovery online program through extended services for high school students. In addition, the summer feeding program helped keep kids fed on and off campus with the help of the mobile Lunchbox Express. For those who chose to travel long distance, the GT trip took students all the way to Australia/New Zealand.

New Employee participated in trainings
Workforce Training Classes at The Center for Rural Development

The Center for Rural Development's Business & Community Training Center has career and workforce training classes for employees and employers in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. We have our regularly scheduled business classes for August and a new series of no-cost soft skills training workshops in four different locations in the region.

Cards Up to the Challenge on the Road at Pulaski County football image

The Wayne County Cardinal football team traveled to 5A Pulaski County Friday night (Aug. 24) and came back victorious. Come out and support the Cards as they play their home opener Friday, August 31st against the Raiders from Warren East. The Cardinals won this matchup 41-16 last season. Go Cards!

Kona Ice Truck will visit most home middle school football games Kona Ice truck visits the Middle School

They will continue to come at least once a month again this year to the middle school. These are the dates: Sept. 19, Oct. 24, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 23, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, and Apr. 24 (subject to change only if a higher priority schedule item requires such change).

Students Have a Blast at 2018 21st Century Summer Camp shaker village

An Academic Challenge Cap ran simultaneously with a Survivor Camp and Lights Camera Action Camp during the exciting adventures students enjoyed.  The Hazard Challenger Learning Center, EKU Hummel Planetarium, Newton's Attic, Northern Kentucky Aquarium, and Mt. View Campsite were popular Field trips in June and July.

Bus Evacuation Drills provide vaulable training to students who travel on field trips Bell Elementary first graders on bus during drill

Bus evacuations are underway at each school. Buses were brought to the buildings and every student is participating in the bus evacuation procedures. These evacuations are very beneficial since some students are transported by their parents and miss the evacuatons during the remainder of the year. The teachers also participate in this exercise.

Flags reflect artistry of marching band program WCHS Color Guard practices for marching band season

The 11-member color guard is led by Captain Maggie Stinson. The color guard spends a lot of time practicing choreographed routines to perform during the Wayne County High School marching band season.

WCHS Basketball Coach Rodney Woods participated in National Hall of Fame this summer Rodney Woods

Tennessee basketball VFL Rodney Woods (1972-75) was inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) Hall of Fame at the association's national convention in South Dakota in June.Congratulations to Coach Woods who has served as the boys' basketball coach at Wayne County High School for the past 32 years and been named Kentucky Coach of the Year twice.  

Enrollment up first day of classes Cardinal logo

The Wayne County District's enrollment was up on opening day, August 15th, compared to last year's first day of classes. 

Youth League Football Registration Football

First through sixth grade Wayne County students are eligible to play Youth League football. 

Middle School orientation well attended Students at orientation

Families learned where classes were held inside the middle school. They were provided information regarding everything from lockers to technology to transportation. The Kona Ice truck pulled up to the front door of the building as a treat for students.

Wayne County Middle School Teacher travelled to Texas to provide Professional Development Turner presenting her work at the conference

Leah Turner was selected to share her classroom work through the Kentucky Reading Project. Turner incorporated historical context with literature when her classroom read Candy Bomber by Dr. Diana Port of Eastern Kentucky University.

Wayne County Schools announces Stop! Tipline to report bullying online Bullying tipline

The STOP! Tipline is designed for use as an "online" reporting/prevention tool which is provided free by the Kentucky Center for School Safety.   If students, parents or community members know of an unsafe situation in school (bullying, weapons, drugs or alcohol, etc.), they can anonymously pass on that information to school personnel by using this basic email format.

 

Wayne County Schools open doors for students to perform at competitive levels Back to School graphic

With a variety of improvements underway over the summer, Wayne County students can expect to experience a fresh and inviting environment when they return to campus. Robust student services and speciliazed trainings to empower educators will benefit the entire student body.

WC Marching Cards Perform for Parents and Peers at the End of Band Camp performing

As the camp draws to a close, the Wayne County Band performed for parents and friends. They had practiced marching and had learned the opening to this year’s performance piece.

Transportation update emphasizes safety on Wayne County school buses Mike Cooksey cleans a bus

All Wayne County bus drivers and bus monitors participated in a state-mandated safety and procedure update on August 6. Drivers practiced proper bus evacuation methods and brushed up on their first aid skills.

Learning Academy Events celebrate student progress Seniors received fly fishing rods

Special guests and families enjoyed an awards cookout luncheon to celebrate all of the student accomplishments. Students received awards, while four graduating seniors were recognized.

Scrimmage game to be held Friday, August 10th at Jewell Field Football team

The Cardinals face Lincoln County as they warm up for the 2018-19 football season. Their first regular game is August 18th at Danville when they play Frederick Douglas at 6:00 pm.

Wayne County Band Camp Underway for the 2018-2019 Season Critz and Cook

The Marching Cards are spending their summer on the field practicing for the upcoming season.

WCMS Volleyball 8th grade night recognizes success of players Eighth grade team with their prizes

The Wayne County Middle School eighth grade volleyball team was recognized at the home volleyball game with McCreary County. They will be going to WCHS this fall. Coaches Jamie Hutchinson and Leslie Rice were proud of their players as they concluded the season. 

Parents are Reminded to Ensure Up to Date Vaccines as the School Year Approaches health flyer

Parents are reminded to make sure that their children are up to date with the new immunizations implemented for the 2018-2019 school year.

Wayne County Board to add another Resource Officer great expectations

It's a need that Wayne County Superintendent Wayne Roberts and the school board plans to meet for the next school year—the addition of another School Resource Officer on campus.

New Immunization Requirements for Kentucky School Children new immunization requirements

New immunization requirements for Kentucky school children are effective for the 2018-2019 school year. All children agges 18 months to 18 years of age must now get a two dose series of the Hepatitis A vaccine. All children ages 16 and older are required to have a meningitis vaccination, which is considered a booster dose from their 6th-grade vaccinations.

Middle School art students create with 3-D technology Emily Pitman puts the finished touches on her dress using the Google Tilt Brush

Wayne County Middle School students are using 3-D technology to learn and create nearly every day. Art teacher Juliet Perkins uses Virtual Reality (VR) software and 3-D printing to expose her students to what she believes is the industry of the future.

WCMS sends four students to State Academic Meet The competitors celebrated their success with a team meal

The Wayne County Middle School Academic Team was hard at work during the 2017-2018 school year. After a year of success, four middle school students competed in the Academic Team Governor’s Cup finals in Louisville.

Wayne County 21st Century Drama Camp Presents 'The Great Middle School Mystery' The Script

The Wayne County 21st Century Drama Camp performed for parents and peers at the Historic Wayne Theater.

Wayne County Cardinals roll out the red carpet for UK Wildcats Kendall Phillips (left) and David Phillips (right) smiled with Coach John Calipari following the training clinic

Wayne County Schools was proud to host the University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball Satellite Camp on June 30. The gym was filled with 93 students, their parents, and plenty of community members who were eager to be a part of the basketball action.

Wayne County Board honors retirees at June meeting All the retirees together

Thanks so much to those retiring who contributed an amazing 706.5 total years to the students at WC schools. Many thanks!

DVDs Available from School Special Events dvd boooois

DVD copies of some of Wayne County's special events from the end of the school year are now available at the schools for $10 each.

School Staff uses summer trainings to continue professional growth Having a good time at the Social Studies training

Wayne County School employees will be attending close to 30 different trainings and workshops this summer to continue the progress already underway in providing the best practices available to help educate and care for students.

Wayne County Board of Education May Meeting focuses on Teachers who Attended the 'Share Fair Celebration' shannon shelton, moddie miller, william allison, lesley rice, sasha chaplin, principal ballinger

Among other things, such as more discussion on the new ATC, a few of the WC district teachers who had attended the 'Share Fair Celebration...Appreciating Educators and Literacy' spoke about the event.

Wayne County School District's Wave of Literacy Walker teachers attend Share Fair

While trainings are underway this summer, professional development opportunities have already been in full speed the past year.  In fact, this past spring, a significant culmination for 31 local educators happened in a remarkable setting filled with conscientious teachers and para-educators. Wayne County teachers had participated in a yearlong professional development opportunity offered through the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development (CCLD).

Wayne County High School Added to John Calipari Satellite Camp Tour basketball!

Wayne County High School has been added to the eight locations that the John Calipari Satellite Camp Tour. Those attending the program will be given a chance to work with current UK Men's Basketball players. Prizes will be given away, and every student will be given a special UK camp T-shirt. The program is open to both boys and girls and costs $90.

 

Register online here!

21st Century's Drama Camp Students Perform at The Historic Wayne Theater memorizing lines

Join 21st Century's Drama Camp students for their performance at The Historic Wayne Theater on Friday, June 15th, at 6:30 p.m.

Campbellsville University honors 169 teachers from 60 school districts in Excellence in Teaching Ceremony Campbellsvile University honors Wayne County school teachers

At the annual 32nd Excellence in Teaching Ceremony, Campbellsville University recognized 169 teachers from 60 school districts. Teachers honored for the Wayne County School System were Mindy Bell,Maria Miller, and Jared Criswell.

Kentucky Summer Food Service Program Kicks Off the Lunchbox Express lunchbox express

 Wayne County Schools is once again providing summer meals to kids from the Lunchbox Express mobile kitchen. A food service team travels the city of Monticello to make sure all children of the community have full bellies during the summer months.

Wayne County Casting Cardinals well represented at various bass tournaments this year Austin Bell (left) and Christopher Sloan (right) won the KCAA State Open Championship

The Wayne County Casting Cardinals had a good year participating in a club league with neighboring student anglers, as well as at several larger competitive tournaments.
 

All students eligible for summer meals program / el Programa de Servicio de Alimentos de Verano Summer Food Program

Summer Kick-Off for the Lunch Box Mobile Express is June 8 at the Aspire Center. The Lunch Box Express brings free meals to kids in the community.

Gifted and Talented Program to host fundraising events Scrap Metal

Wayne County Schools Gifted and Talented Program is sponsoring two big events headed into this weekend.

Eighth Grade Honors Programs highlights student successes Citizenship Award Recipients

Student Council members Jasmin Coffey and Jeffrey Hardwick gave the welcoming remarks. After a year of hard work, eighth graders earned the following awards: Character Education, Rogers Explorers, LEAF, Extra-Curricular Activities Participation, Perfect Attendance, Near-Perfect Attendance, Honor Roll, All A'S, Academic Excellence, and Citizenship.

Senior Walk Through is touching event at Wayne County Schools Middle School students cheered on the upcoming graduates

Students of all ages had fun participating on a sentimental journey during the Senior Walk Through. Graduating seniors toured Wayne County Middle School, Monticello Elementary, Bell Elementary, and Walker Early Learning Center. They were cheered on by young Cardinals and former teachers along the way, not to mention some very proud Moms!

Wayne County Lady Cardinal Basketball Camp to be Held this Summer girls' basketball camp

Lady Cardinal Basketball Camp will be held May 30th through June 1st.

Wayne County Hosts Regional School Nurse Coordinators Boot Camp Training nursing group

District Health Coordinators from Kentucky gathered for training with KDE school health consultants and veteran health coordinators recently on the Wayne County School campus in the Turner cafeteria. The meeting focused on tips to orientate new health coordinators on their roles in schools. Topics addressed included: new infinite campus reports to help nurses meet the new DPH immunization requirements,coordinating policies and health services with state and federal law, data collection requirements, and end-of-year reporting.  

District Competition Coming Up for Baseball and Softball Teams baseball

Wayne County will be hosting both of these tournaments beginning May 21st.

21st Century Gearing Up for Summer Program camp ad

21st Century has begun preparing for its 2018 summer camp program. Students need to sign up for the popular program ASAP!

 

Board of Education members learn about share fair Teachers representing Share Fair

Wayne County was well represented at the 19th annual ‘Share Fair Celebration…Appreciating Educators and Literacy’ with 48 Wayne County educators participating in a dozen presentations in Louisville on April 21st. The Fair is the culminating event where teachers gather to present and discuss their yearlong Literacy Action Plans they have been working on throughout the school year as part of the Kentucky Reading Project or Adolescent Literacy Project.

Spring Band Concert Held May 9th critz and the band

Students from Wayne County Middle School and Wayne County High School performed at their Spring Concert.

WCHS Boys and Girls Tennis Teams compete at Regional Tournament Zach Dishman

 The Wayne County Boys Tennis Team just finished their season after becoming runner up in the region for the second year in a row. Actually, it was the third time in the last four years that the team would secure that place. The girls team did not advance to state.

Staff, Parents, and Students Encouraged to Nominate Wayne County School District Staff for Go Cards Award go cards awards 2017

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.

Wayne County Gifted and Talented is offering a variety of summer camps Gifted and Talented

Wayne County Gifted & Talented Program is offering a variety of summer camps. All GT and Honor Roll students who will be in grades 6-12 next fall are invited to apply by email to Jennifer.chaplin@wayne.kyschools.us. Camp information is provided below:

The Center for Rural Development Presents a Children's Musical, "My Mouth is a Volcano" my mouth is a volcano book cover

On May 8th, The Center for Rural Development will be presenting "My Mouth is a Volcano," based on an award-winning book by Julia Cook.

Wayne County Schools K-PREP testing coming up Kentucky Department of Education

Students at Monticello Elementary, Wayne County Middle School, and Wayne County High School are preparing for the statewide K-Prep testing.

American Woodmark Corp. help schools through three charitable donations

The ATC appreciated a donation towards the construction of a new center. The WCMS were grateful for a contribution towards the 21st After School Program and the school store. The gifted and Talented program recevied funding toward their students upcoming study abroad trip expenses.

JROTC Raider Team Finishes Second Overall at 12th Annual George Rogers Clark Invitational Log Sit Ups performed by Raider Team

After the opening ceremony to start the events, the Wayne County Raiders first challenge for the day was the One Rope Bridge event. This event is one of the most popular and competitive events at every Raider meet. Requiring precision timing and teamwork, while installing a rope across a span 50 feet or more over a water obstacle and getting the entire team across the rope in the least amount of time. The Cardinal Raiders were able to perform this event with a time of two minutes and eight seconds. A very good time for this activity and a time that would earn the team a second place overall finish for this event.

Wayne County Middle School Volleyball Recognizes 8th Grade Team Members 2018 8th Grade Volleyball Team

 

Ten eighth graders were recognized at the home volleyball game with MCCreary Central. They will be moving on to Wayne County High School this fall. Congratulations to this young ladies! Go Cards!

Bus Evacuation Drill set for Friday April 27th School Bus Evacuation Drill
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Wayne County School Staff Stand up for Public Education Honk if You Love WELC

Local staff members participated in walk-ins before classes began on Friday, April 13th, while another delegation represented Wayne County in the Frankfort protest at the state capitol building as they supported public education. The staff have been following state government's budgeting process for education and offered input during the process.

Eighth graders benefit from Operation Preparation at WCMS Volunteers shared their medical careers

Wayne County Middle School conducted another memorable Operation Preparation special event for the eighth grade class, recently.The career exploration event helped local students learn where their passions fall, so they can customize their high school experience to support their eventual career goal. 

2018 "Health Rocks" Day Camp for Ages 8-12 logo

The camp will be open to the first 60 students ages 8-12 to turn in a completed application.

Parent Teacher Conferences or phone discussions held across the District during Fourth Nine Weeks speaking with a parent

As the 2017-2018 school year draws to a close, teachers will be available to discuss student progress at designated times, as well as by appointment as is always the case, during  the fourth nine weeks.

Dinosaur Zoo Live Performance to be Held at Center for Rural Development erth zoo logo

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live takes you on a breathtaking journey that begins in pre-historic Australia.

Students Submitted Art for the KSNA - SNA Art Contest in Honor of National School Breakfast Week elementary and middle school winners

Potential artists participated and had some great messages to share about school breakfasts. They took part in a contest to "Create an Ad for School Breakfast!" There were two winners; Courtney Church from Monticello Elementary and Danny Joe Condreay from WCMS. The runners up were; William Melton from Bell Elementary and Amanda Harvey from WCMS.

Taylor Bell Signs to Shoot Archery at Lindsey Wilson College Taylor Bell

Wayne County’s Taylor Bell not only travels across the country on archery circuits and is the top archer on the school’s archery team, but he also serves as the commander of the WC JROTC Battalion, in addition to being an outstanding academic achiever.

Town Hall Meetings on Graduation Requirements Scheduled kde requirements

 Starting this week, Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt will host a series of
Town Hall meetings across Kentucky focused on high school graduation requirements.

Wayne County Food Service is excited about "Let's Move with Summer Food" Summer Food Program

Wayne County Food Service Department is excited about Let’s Move with Summer Food as they begin preparing for the 2018 Summer Food Service Program.  The tentative calendar will be June 4-July 20, 2018 where children and youth 18-years and younger eat free.  

 

Congratulations to Wayne County Concert Band Wayne County Concert Band Members in the foyer of the Rural Center for Development

The Concert Band members received straight distinguished ratings at the recent Festival held at the Rural Center for Development in Somerset. The band members are under the direction of Andy Critz. 

KY Shakespeare Company Performs Twelfth Night Play at WCMS Middle school students enjoyed participating in the play

This program brought a fun and entertaining twist to an old performance.

Senior Jakson Baker Makes All Region Team; Riley Woods and Baker Receive All Region Academic Award All Region Team

 

The night of the semifinal match at Pulaski County High School, All-Region and Academian Awards were given out. Senior Jakson Baker was selected to the 12th Region All-Region Regular Season team. The Cardinals also had 2 players that received the academic award: Seniors Riley Woods and Jakson Baker. Congratulations to both young men on their honors! Go Cards!

2018 12th Region Hall of Fame Inductees Wayne County Schools Superintendent Wayne Roberts

Wayne County Schools Superintendent Wayne Roberts was recently inducted into the 2018 12th Region Hall of Fame. He and a Monticello School former athlete were amongst a dozen individuals who were reccognized during the KHSAA Boys Basketball Regional Tournament. Roberts was nominated for the award by his home school. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a contributor, during a halftime ceremony at the Boys Regional competition hosted by Pulaski County.  

Wayne County FFA Has Successful Regional Speaking Day Regional Speaking Day Participants from Wayne County High School

On Thursday, March 15, 2018, 17 Wayne County FFA members participated in the Lake Cumberland Regional FFA Day.  Students participated in various speaking contests (Fair - Good - Excellent - Superior).

"True Lies" Program Brought to Wayne County Middle School josh hale

Students of WCMS were exposed to the harsh truthes of Josh Hale's "True Lies" program.

Students and Staff Join in the Fun During FFA Week Kiss the Kid

Recently, FFA members participated in National FFA week. This week long celebration takes place every year during the week of George Washington’s birthday and gives FFA members the opportunity to show their FFA pride. Members had the opportunity to dress up and compete for the title of FFA King & Queen and Prince & Princess.

Congratulations to WCHS Girls Basketball Player Macey Blevins Macey Blevins 1000 Points

Freshman Macey Blevins had a historical season on the basketball floor. She set the single game scoring record for Wayne County Girls at 38 against Pulaski County. In the same game she eclipsed the 1000 point mark. Macey was also selected for the All-Region team, as well as the 12th Region All-Tournament team. Congratulations to Macey Blevins! Go Cards!

Safety training provided by Kentucky State Police beneficial to participants Commander Dalton coordinated the training

         In the wake of an effective school safety-training event, participants have said they appreciated the information provided by the Kentucky State Police. The state police provide the training to schools and other facilities across the state.

Rock Your Socks For World Down Syndrome Day World Down Syndrome Day

Wayne County Schools recognize World Down Syndrome Day. Wayne County Schools are asking the community to join them in wearing mismatched socks to recognize World Down Syndrome Day on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018.

Wayne County JROTC named Gold Star Unit for the 25th Year Cardinal Battalion

The Wayne County JROTC Cardinal Battalion has once again received the highest level ranking
possible putting them amongst the top 15 percent of Army JROTC programs across the country.

JROTC Ball 2018 big success JROTC Group Picture

The WC JROTC Ball was held on Feb. 24th at Dale Hollow State Park. Cadet Major Harley Baldwin and Cadet Captain Brianna Bybee were named the king and queen. Sergeant First Class Tim Bertram, a former JROTC cadet, was the guest speaker. Cadets were served a delicious steak dinner at the 25th anniversary formal event.

Abraham Lincoln Impersonator Visits Students Across the District lincoln

Dennis Boggs traveled from Nashville, Tn., to share Lincoln's story and the Civil War with students. He shared interesting historical facts with a wonderful performance at Wayne County High School, Wayne County Middle School, and Monticello Elementary.

Cardinal Football Players Sign to Play College Football at the University of the Cumberlands Friends and teammates

Wayne County High School students Riley Woods and Lane Turner are headed to the University of the Cumberlands for their postsecondary education with the help of football scholarships based on athletics and academics.

Wayne County Schools Teaching Strategies and Curriculum are Anything but Random sara harris

In fact, talented teams of educators have made a science out of perfecting instruction inside the classrooms for students to receive a first class education at Wayne County Schools.

GO-365 by Humana Biometric Check vitality check calendar

The Biometric Check is a blood screening and biometirc assessment that measures body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, blood glucose (sugar), and total cholesterol. In order to get accurate results, the Biometric Check is a fasting screening. The lab testing is done by obtaining blood from the finger. We reccomend you do not consume any foods or beverages (except water) 8 hours prior to your morning appointment. Make sure to bring your Humana Vitality ID card with you to the screening and fill out the attached consent form. it only takes approx. 15 minutes and you will receive results the same day.

Employees will earn points for participating in the screening. Once the screening is completed, results could tak eup to 45 days to apprear in your Go-365 account. You can use Go-365 Points to purchas items in the Go-365 Mall.

Rise and Shine for Breakfast Week at Wayne County Schools! flyer

March 5-9th is National Breakfast Week! Start the day off right by ensuring that your kids get a healthy school breakfast! Did you know that students who eat breakfast every morning score high on standardized teats and are more likely to maintain a healthy weight?

Students invited to Participate in SNA Art Contest in honor of National School Breakfast Week

Students can create an Ad for School Breakfast Week and prizes will be awarded to local elementary, middle, and high school levels. Two years ago, Brianna Foster was a state and national winner in this art contest. If we have any state winners, they will recieve a $100 prize in each category and will be honored at the KSNA annual conference in June, 2018. National School Breakfast Week is being celebrated on March 5th - 9th at Wayne County Schools.

WCHS Republicans Club holding 5K Freedom Run tars

Wayne County High School’s Teenage Republicans will be raising funds towards a trip to Washington D.C. through the 5K Freedom Run race on April 14, 2018. Forms can be picked up in the front office of the high school. Registration can also be completed online, www.gtraces.com or https://runsignup.com/Race/KY/Monticello/TEENAGEREPUBLICANS5KRUNWALK.

Lorenzo Linsey and Stetson Simpson Sign to Play Football at the Collegiate Level Football players receive scholarships

Two of Wayne County High School’s star football players recently confirmed their college scholarship opportunities. Lorenzo Linsey and Stetson Simpson announced their intention recently with their families.

Congratulations to Monticello Elementary Archery Team’s performance at Region 10 Tournament Elementary Archery Team

A first for the Monticello Elementary Team happened recently during a peak team performance at the 2018 KY NASP Region 10 Tournament held at Lincoln County.

Good luck to Boys and Girls Basketball Teams in District Championship Cardinal logo

It’s District Championship time, and both the Wayne County Boys and Girls basketball team will be featured in it. They will be facing off against the Southwestern Warriors at Rodney C. Woods Gymnasium. The girls play at 7 PM, Thursday February 22nd. The boys will play the following evening at 7, as well. Go Cards!
 

Wayne County Middle School Dance Clinic dance clinic

The WCMS Dance Team is hosting a clinic for Monticello Elementary students.

TrueLies Parent/Guardian/Adult Assembly for Middle School Coming Soon! True Lies

TRUE LIES is a hard-hitting, no-nonsense school assembly that was designed specifically for teens. The topics covered are very serious matters that no other school assemblies talk about. From Bullying, Self-Image, School Violence, Substance Abuse, to Suicide, this is an assembly that will help parents open the door of conversation with their kids and truly impact their lives and future.

Cagen Wallace Wins Second State Title & Mat Cards Finishs 11th Overall at State Wrestling Tournament Cagen Wallace

Wayne County High School Senior Cagen Wallace, in the 120 pound weight class, became Wayne County's 11th State Wrestling Champion, Saturday night at Alltech Arena in Lexington. This marks Wallace's second State Championship, as well as being a state finalist three times.

Wayne County Schools Revisit Safety Plans at Buildings WCS Flag at half-staff

Following the tragic school shootings at Parkland, Florida, local educators have revisited their safety plans and emergency drill schedules to make sure everyone is well educated and up-to-date on the procedures.

WCMS Competes Well at Region with Most Students Ever Advancing in Written Assessment wcms academic team

WCMS is sending more students to state for written assessment than in any previous year in the school's history as a result of the Regional Governor's Cup Academic Team competition at Meece Middle School on February 3. The four students advancing on to state will be traveling to Louisville on March 17-19th. In addition, the Quick Recall Team has been invited to compete at the Junior National Academic Championship, as a result of placing first at District. 

Good luck to newly formed Wayne County Cheerleaders who are headed to State Special Olympics cheer team

A local Cheerleading Team placed third at SOKY East Region Cheerleading Competition in Richmond, KY on January 27th. The competition was called "Cheers! For the New Year!" and the local squad performed well. They will be competing in the SOKY State Cheerleading Competition on February 17 at Fern Creek High School in Louisville. Go Girls! 

Wayne County Special Olympic Cheerleaders Perform at Halftime February 2nd The Award Winning Special Olympic Cheerleaders

This was the first time that the Wayne County Special Olympics Cheerleading squad performed at a school event.

Mat Cards headed to state after being named Regional Champions Mat Cards named Regional Champs

The Wayne County Wrestling team traveled to Williamsburg on February 9-10 for the KHSAA Region 7 Wrestling Championships. Congratulations to the Mat Cards who finished 1st in the 16 team field. Wayne County will advance to the KHSAA State Championships on Friday, February 16 and Saturday, February 17 at All Tech Arena in Lexington.

Little Cardinal Academy Prepares Students for School logo

Little Cardinal Academy serves to get future students ready to attend Walker Early Learning Center.

Tucker Brothers Represent Wayne County well at State Wrestling colin tucker

Colin Tucker finishes the 2017-2018 season with a record of 42-3. He will represent Wayne County Middle School at the AAU Spring Nationals on March 16th and 17th. Ian Tucker finished as state runer-up in the 2018 KY Youth Wrestling Championship. He finished the season with a record of 18-3.

Future Workplaces in Need of Skilled Laborers ethan prince

ATC Student Ethan Prince is a first place Regional winner at last year's Skills USA Job SKills Demo competition and was recently given a presentation to do at the ATC to help him prepare for the future.

Wayne County Basketball Clinches Big District Win Jakson Baker Free Throw

 

The Boys Basketball team wins three straight, before losing to Somerset on February 6th at home. The Cards beat 3 Region foes, Casey County, Rockcastle County, and District rival McCreary Central. With the win over McCreary they grab the 2nd seed in the district tournament. They now have 3 more games before the first round of the tournament, less than two weeks away. Their next game is Friday, February 9th at Rodney C. Woods Gymnasium versus the 14-8 West Jessamine Colts. Go Cards!

Regional Migrant Officials Visited Newly Remodeled WC Migrant Education Center on Local School Campus migrant officials

On February 1st, 2018 Regional Migrant Officials visited the newly remodeled Wayne County Migrant Education Center located on the Wayne County School’s campus.

Wayne County Dance Team places high at 12th and 13th Regional Competition WCHS Dance Team with trophies

The Wayne County High School Varsity Dance Team did an outstanding job placing and participating on Saturday, January 27th at the 12th-13th Regional Dance Competition.

WCMS Academic Team Wins District Governor's Cup group photo

District champs advance to the regional competition to determine who will be going to state competitions.

Wayne County's Archery Teams Perform well at Burnside's 6th Annual Archery Tournament middle school team

Wayne County Schools Archery Teams performed well at Burnside’s 6th Annual Archery Tournament on January 27th, with two of the teams placing and receiving awards. 

 

 

 

Mat Cards finish 3rd at State Duals in Columbia at Lindsey Wilson College Wayne County Mat Cards

The Wayne County Wrestling team traveled to Lindsey Wilson College on Saturday, January 27 to compete in the KYWCA Small School State Dual Tournament. The Mat Cards Defeated Western Hills 74 - 6 and Sheldon Clark 49 - 25 in pool action. Wayne County lost to the eventual state champion Union County 60 - 3  in the semi-finals. Wayne County bounced to defeat Larue County 43 - 24 to finish third overall in the state dual tournament. Wayne County improves to 29 - 7 on the season. The team will be back in action on Thursday, January 2 at the Rodney  Woods Gymnasium. Wayne County will host Whitley County for senior night starting at 7 pm.

Representatives from Passport Health to Attend a Relatives Raising Relatives Meeting flyer

On Wednesday, January 31 at 11:00 a.m. Relatives Raising Relatives will have representatives from Passport Health attend their meeting and participate in health related activities, the sharing of important information, social time, and some light refreshments.

After Beating Cumberland County on January 20th, Lady Cards were defeated by South Laurel on January 23rd Macey Blevins takes a free throw shot

The JROTC Color Guard, Wayne County High School Pep Band, High School Dance Team, and Cheerleaders all supported the Lady Cards at the home doubleheader.

Boys Basketball Team Nets Big Victory Over Knox Central In Home Doubleheader Halftime huddle

Come out and support the Cardinals at the away game Friday, January 26th as they play Southwestern! They took a loss to the Warriors earlier in the season, and look for redmeption. Southwestern has a record of 10-8, while the Cardinals have a record of 12-10. Come out and support your Cards, as District foes clash at 7:30 January 26th. Go Cards!

Hundreds Attend Wayne County Unity Breakfast Celebration mlkjr breakfast

The Lions Club provided a pancake breakfast, the Waynetonian Choir performed and several speakers celebrated the holiday in a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. The Waynetonian Choir made a huge impact singing, "Make a Diferrence" and "My Country Tis of Thee."

Student Government Association hosts Woman-less Beauty Pageant Winners of the Woman-less Beauty Pageant Fundraiser

The WCHS Student Government Association had planned this successful fundraising event since August of 2017. The Pageant was held December 19th and was the event of the first semester of the school year. The Pageant consisted of 22 boys from the high school across the four grades. The boys made up their own personas, new names, wore dresses, wigs, and makeup. They also treated the audience to a choreographed dance. The judges consisted of Retired Teacher Joey Neal, WCHS Principal Justin Alley, Head Football Coach Shawn Thompson, and Circuit Court Clerk Patricia Lay. The celebrity judge was Miss Kentucky herself, Molly Matney.Coach Thompson and Principal Alley were good sports too and dressed up, just like the boys in the pageant! The guest audience and students laughed a lot and had fun at the fundraiser, which will be used to help fund student rewards and field trips. 

Gifted and Talented Program is creating world travelers Roman Coliseum

Wayne County students are traveling the world with the Gifted and Talented program. Students will be touring Australia and Italy in 2018. Jennifer Chaplin would like to invite all GT and Honor Roll students in grades 5-12 that are interested in attending the next Travel Study enrollment meeting for information on the summer 2019 D-Day 75th anniversary Tour that includes England and France. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 24, at 5 PM in the WCHS Auditorium. RSVP Jennifer Chaplin, via email at Jennifer.Chaplin@wayne.kyschools.us

Mat Cards Take 3rd Place and Improve to 26-6 On the Season at Rooster Duals Wayne County Mat Cards

The Wayne County Wrestling Team traveled to Maryville, Tennessee on Saturday January 20th for the Rooster Duals at Heritage High School. The tournament featured 12 teams with several top teams ranked in their respective divisions.  The Mat Cards improve to 26-6 on the season.

The Candy Bomber book Inspires Leah Turner's Language Arts Class to Give Back During the Holidays Leah Turner's students making a candy drop at Walker Early Learning Center

The middle school students were also inspired to create their own candy drop of sorts.  They put together bags of candy and visited nine classrooms at Walker Early Learning Center to share season cheer with the little ones.

Nominations Open for 2019 Kentucky Teacher Awards kde logo

The Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline Inc., sponsors of the Kentucky
Teacher Awards, have opened the nomination process for the 2019 awards.

Lowe’s Volunteers graciously assist in remodel efforts for new Migrant Education Center lowes group photo

Volunteers and donations from the Lowe's store in Somerset helped kickstart renovations for the English as a Second Language and Migrant Program facility.

Holiday celebration held for migrant students and families Enjoying Migrant Party

The new Wayne County School Migrant Education program enjoyed a huge turnout for a holiday celebration held at the Wayne Theater on December 12th.  

WCMS Students win statewide art contest art contest winners

Sierra Corder won 1st place in the state and Jacinda Dykes won the 7th grade division of the Environmental Superhero Poster Conster

Several Wayne County Football Team Members Honored Lorenzo Linsey

Congratulations to Lorenzo Linsey on being named District 6 and Class 4A Player of the Year! Along with this, Stetson Simpson and German Ruiz were voted onto the All Star Roster to play in the Best of the Bluegrass Game. Lastly, Coach Shawn Thompson earned the honor of District 6 Coach of the Year. Congrats and thank you to these men for their hard work and dedication. Go Cards!

Wrestling Team Competes In the Rooster Rumble Kurtis Karr

The Wayne County Wrestling team finished third overall in the 18 team Rooster Rumble dual tournament at Alcoa Tennessee on Thursday December 28. The Mat Cards improved to 23 - 4 on the season.

Wayne County Wrestling Improves Record at Border Wars Tournament Wayne County Mat Cards

The Wayne County Wrestling team hosted their annual Border Wars Tournament on Wednesday December 27 at the Rodney Woods Gymnasium. The Mat Cards improved to 20 - 2 on the season with wins over Meade County, McCreary Central, and Danville.

New immunization requirements will take effect during the 2018-2019 school year. Vaccine

Nuevo requisitos de vacunación para el año escolar 2018.

WCMS Academic Team concludes league play WCMS Academic Team

The WCMS Academic took four wins out of six matches during their fall season of league play. The team will be gearing up for the Governor's Cup competitions in the spring.

Congrats to the Mat Cards On a Strong Showing at the Meade County Duals Wayne County Mat Cards

The Wayne County Wrestling team competed in the ten team Meade County Tsunami Duals on Thursday December 21 at Brandonburg Kentucky. The Mat Cardinals finished 4 -1 on the day and runner-up in the dual tournament.

Wayne County Middle School Talent Show held December 15 Members of the choir sang for the compeition

The Top Scorers:

1st - Makenzie Tucker & Allie Burke

2nd - Cassidy Evans

3rd - Evan Taylor

4th - MackiLee Worley

5th - Scottlyn Barnett & Payton Phillips

 

Monticello Basketball Night pays tribute to former Coach Joe Harper while Boys Basketball Team Gets Back on Track with a Home Win Over Danville Thomas Spencer
WC Band presented A Christmas Celebration A student plays the flute

One December 14 at Pickrell Auditorium, the 8th Grade and High School combined band performed six pieces. Senior Elsa Dishman conducted her own arrangement of "White Winter Hymnal" by Fleet Foxes.

Congrats to Wayne County Archery Program on hosting first NASP Tournament locally with 275 shooters competing on December 9th Trophies

Monticello Elementary and Wayne County Middle School archery teams won first place at the tournament. Wayne County High School archery team placed third on the ranks. Congratulations to the numerous individual Wayne County School winners out of approximatly 75 local shooters! In addition to Wayne County Schools, Lincoln County High School, McCreary High School, Boyle County High School, Lynn Camp High School, Pulaski County High School, McCreary Middle School, Lynn Camp Middle School, and Knox Central High School participated in the competition. 

Boys and Girls Travel to Hostile Territory in Pulaski County on Tuesday, Dec. 12 Coach McKinley speaks to a player

Congratulations to the Lady Cardinals who recently beat McCreary Central 50-38 on December 8th at home. The boys played Southwestern at the home doubleheader but were defeated by Southwestern. Good luck Lady Cards playing Southwestern at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 12th and Boys playing Pulaski County across town at 7:30 p.m. Go Cards!  

Wrestling Team Competes Well at Stone Memorial Duals Cauy Wallace

The Wayne County Wrestling Team improved to 8-1 on the season Saturday December 9, at the Stone Memorial Duals in Crossville, Tennessee. The Mat Cards defeated Stone Memorial, Page, Collierville and  Greenville. The following  are dual meet results from Saturday at Stone Memorial.
 

Come out and Support Girls and Boy's Basketball at Friday Night Doubleheader Ann Upchurch

Boys Varsity Basketball defeated the Lincoln County Patriots with a score of 63-57 while the Lady Pats defeated the Lady Cards. This was the first Home Doubleheader of the 2017-2018 Basketball Season. On Friday, December 8th, the WCHS girls play against McCreary County at six p.m. while the boys play against Southwestern at 7:30 p.m.. Student Government Association will be providing a chili dinner in conjunction with the home game.

WCMS students participate in G2-TECS at Somerset Community College to explore STEM opportunites Stem Children

G2-TECS program is Guys Geared up for Technology, Engineering, Computers, and Science. WCMS students Aaron Hesse, John David Rains, Xander Sumner, and Bryson Slaven participated in the program that was hosted at SCC. 13 other counties also came to the conference. G2-TECS was created for guys to get fired up and concider math-based and science-based careers and to gain confidence in those subjects. As well as to not be afraid to take on the higher level courses of those subjects.

Wayne Wrestling Team Hosts the Luke Troxell Memorial Duals WCHS Wrestling

The Wayne County Wrestling team hosted the Luke Troxell Memorial Duals at the Rodney Woods Gymnasium on Saturday December 2.

The round robin dual tournament consisted of five rounds of wrestling. The Mat Cards finished 4-1 on the day.The following are results from the tournament.

Wayne County High School Wrestling Kicks Off Season Cardinal Wrestler Samuel Beckley

With several Cardinal wrestlers ranked highly in the state, the wrestling team has high hopes for the season. They start their regular season on Saturday, December 2nd, with the competitive Luke Troxell Memorial Duals at home. They have already participated in a scrimmage at Murfressboro, TN.  Come out and support the Cards!

Football Cards' Season Draws to a Close Linsey hands off to Ruiz

Football season for Wayne County has drawn to a close. The Football Cards had a very successful season with a record of 12-2. They were District Champions, and won Region for the 3rd consecutive year. Their state semifinal matchup was with the Johnson Central Golden Eagles Friday, November 24th, the Cardinals fell short but not with out a fight. Johnson Central had a record of 11-2 during the match up against the Cards, were defending state champions, and also Class 4A Region 4 champions. Congrats to the team on a good season! Go Cards!

The middle school and high school were recognized at the November Board Meeting Student Recognition

The November Board Meeting featured student success stories. The Middle School and High School has recently been very influencial and successful. WCMS reading classes have had the privalege to attend the movie premiere Wonder and then compare and contrast the book to the movie. TTAI video contest winners Tanner Thompson and Bailey Wright were asked to come talk to the board about their trip with TTAI to Louisville and their experiences at the Workforce Readiness Conference.

Cardinal Rally Gives Football Team the Pep to Beat Western 45-18 Football team at center court

Wayne County High School students spent an hour together in the gym for a send off for the football team.

Cards top Rockcastle Again, On to the Region Championship Gang tackle

The Cards fought hard, and came out victorious over District foe Rockcastle County. The final score was 38-24. Wayne will now travel to Louisville Western to compete against the Warriors. Good luck to our football boys! Go Cards!

Congrats to Brooke Gregory on being named Home Town Hero! Christmas Parade

Float entry deadline is November 29th! The theme is "The Miracle of Christmas."

Fransisco-Mateo family remembered around school district balloon release

Balloon releases were held at two of the Wayne County schools in honor of the Mateo family. One at Wayne County High School for Emily Mateo, a senior, and one at Monticello Elementary for Ivan Mateo, a 5th grader. The staff and students have raised money for a bank account in the family's name at Monticello Bank to help with funeral and health expenses. The friends of Emily Mateo have created bracelets to honor her memory that are for sale. All proceeds go to the Mateo Memorial Fund and their family. They are $1 each.

Lights on After School is popular event Lights On

21st Century recently celebrated their after school program for Monticello Elementary and Wayne County Middle School students at a special event called Lights on After School. The theme of the event was based on the Harry Potter book series. It was an eventful night for students and parents to enjoy the attributes of the 21st Century After School Program. The Waynetonian Choir and WCMS Choir preformed. The gymnastics class and guitar class shared what they have been learning. Participants had fun dressing as characters from the book series. Teachers held demonstrations after the Harry Potter reception ranging from robotics to Minecraft to book crafts courtesy of the Public LIbrary. 

Cross Country Team Brings Season to an End at State Competition Cross Country Team

Wayne County Running Cards placed 16th out of 32 teams in Lexington at the KY Horse Park on Saturday, November 4th.  

Cards Beat Valley, to Take on Rockcastle for the Second Round of the Playoffs Lorenzo Linsey

The Wayne County Cardinals took on the Louisville Valley Vikings for the first round of the state playoffs. They came away victorious, beating up on Valley 43-0. They will face Rockcastle County this Friday night at home. Go Cards!

Winter is coming. It's time to sign up for Wayne County Schools Text Alert! Cell Phone

If you haven't ever signed up, go to the school website at www.wayne.kyschools.us and look on the left-hand column of the home page. Tap on the link to sign up or look under the parent or student buttons to navigate to the easy text alert sign up!

Three Volleyball Players Nominated for the All-Region Team All Region Team

The Wayne County Volleyball team posts another strong season with a 19-15 record. They were district runners-up, advancing them to the 12th Region tournament. Three players were elected for the Region All Tournament Team.

Cross Country Varsity Runners Advance to State! Nicole Hesse

The Wayne County Cross Country Program made two significant accomplishments on October 28 on their home field. The boy’s high school team placed fifth out of 12 teams, while the sole female runner advanced to state competition on Saturday, November 4th at the KY Horse Park.

FCA and JROTC Thanksgiving Dinner turkey graphic

        The Wayne County High School JROTC and FCA are once again teaming up to feed the shut-ins and less fortunate of Wayne County on Thanksgiving Day. The students will prepare a meal in the high school cafeteria consisting of turkey, mashed potatoes, peas, and dressing. This
year we encourage anyone who has transportation to come to the high school to pick up their meals to carry out. In addition, as in years past, the students will be delivering meals to those who cannot come to the high school.
        If you or anyone you know would benefit from a hot meal and some Thanksgiving cheer, please contact Karen Campbell or Roxanne Stringer at the Wayne County High School by November 17 th . NO NAMES WILL BE TAKEN AFTER 4 p.m. on the FRIDAY the 17th. The phone number is 348-5575. The meals will be served and delivered between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon on Thanksgiving Day. Please call to make reservations before the November 17th.

Archery Season is Approaching fast! Archers

A districtwide coed sport is beginning to really take off at Wayne County Schools. In fact, just over a hundred Wayne County students in grades four through twelve initially signed up to try out for the archery team, this season. So, practices are underway on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at their indoor shooting range in the Turner Intermediate building.

Wayne County Soccer Teams Conclude Their Seasons Wayne County Boys Soccer Team

Wayne County's soccer season has come to an end! Both the Boys and Girls finished as runner-ups in the district and advanced to the Regional tournament. Although they had a rough schedule, both teams came out with quality wins and finished the season strong. We are proud of their hard work and dedication! Go Cards!

New school resource officer joins the staff at Wayne County Schools SRO Meadows

Wayne County Schools would like to welcome the Wayne County Sheriff's Department Deputy Jerry Meadows during Safe Schools week. Meadows recently started serving as the district's school resource officer, commonly referred to as the SRO.

Wayne County School District Endorse Kentucky Safe Schools Week Proclamation Signing

On Tuesday, October 17, Judge Executive Mike Anderson officially proclaimed the week as Wayne County Safe Schools Week, joining the Kentucky Center for the School Saftey campaign to be implemented locally.

Football Cards Claim the Title of District Champs Offensive Unit

The Wayne County football team has won 5 in a row, and end district play 4-0. Making them the Champions of District 6! A huge congratulations to the Cards and good luck the rest of the season!

Cardinal Spirit Store teaches students employment skills cardinal store

Wayne County Middle School students who are participating in the Cardinal Spirit Store are learning about economics in a unique way. Not only that, they are the backbone of the school's student incentive/reward plan because the entire business is operated with Cardinal Bucks, which students have earned based on good character education traits. 

Wayne County Marching Cardinals get high marks at South Laurel competition Abigial Rains salutes

Wayne County Marching Cardinals competed in the South Laurel Cardinal Classic on October 14th and recieved 1st place in Class 3A-2 and Best Color Guard in class 3A-2. The band has advanced to KMEA State Quarterfinals next Saturday, October 21st. They will compete at Allen County Scottsville for a chance at State Semi-Finals. The band is under the direction of Andy Critz and Logan Butler. Drum major is Abigail Rains.

Wayne County Blanks Rockcastle In District Matchup WCHS Wins game!

It was named Lex 18's Sportzone Game of the Week. #2 in 4A vs #5 in 4a. Wayne County versus Rockcastle in a highly anticipated district matchup. The game had all kinds of hype and your Cardinals had all the fight. Wayne County shutout the Rockets with a 27-0 victory! Congrats to the football team!

Local Test Scores for 2016-2017 reported by Kentucky Department of Education KDE Logo

The 2016-17 state assessment results have been released for Wayne County Schools, along with test scores from across the state. This is a transitional year for the accountability system since the state is moving to a new model that will be go into effect in 2018-19 school year. Changes to state and national laws have prompted a redesign of the state accountability system that families are used to. Therefore, the public reporting looks different this year without any overall (Distinguished, Proficient, or Needs Improvement) labels, nor an overall score for the schools and district.

Reese Sexton Wins 10th Region Tourney, Kameron Ghering Advances as Well Resse Sexton and Kameron Gehring

For the first time ever, Wayne County is home to the winner of the 10th Region individual champ. Reese Sexton came in first place overall with a score of 72. Kameron Ghering advances to state with a solid score of 75. Along with these successes, the middle school team advances to the state tournament! Congrats to all of our golfers!

Girls Middle School 8th Grade Night 8th Graders

We would like to say congratulations to this 8th grade team who have had an excellent season, compiling a record of 12 wins and 4 losses. They were recognized for their hard work and dedication to the WCMS Basketball program on Monday, September 25th.

Students gather for Meet You at The Pole at Jewell Field Meet you at the Pole~

A student-led prayer circle was held by the flag pole on Wednesday, September 27th at 7:45 a.m., with the help of FCA middle and high school members.

Wayne County Cross Country Invitational Wayne XC

On Saturday, September 23, Wayne County's Cross Country team participated in the tenth annual Wayne County Invitational at Cave Lake.

Wayne County Girls and Boys Soccer Look For Big Wins on Monday, September 25th Nicole Abbott

Both soccer teams are in the middle of their season. Photos below are are from the girl's McCreary match on September 9th, which resulted in a 0-1 varsity loss and a 2-2 JV draw. Photos below are also from the boy's varisty game at Knox County (with a score of 1-4) on the same date. Come out and support the boys tonight (September 25th) when they play Southwestern at 5:30 p.m. at their home field on KY 90. Good luck to the girl's soccer team tonight (September 25th) at Knox Central!

Congratulations to 4-H state placers and Class Champions- the highest award at State Mia Phillips and Kendall Phillips

Each year a "town" is built on the Kentucky State Fair Grounds in Louisville, Ky.  The citizens of Cloverville, a 4-H village, will put their skills on display in this unique fair exhibit.  Several 4-H members from Wayne County were showcased in Cloverville.

4-H youth projects from all over Kentucky were on display when Cloverville opened on August 18 during the opening day of the Kentucky State Fair.

Cardinal Golfers Reese Sexton and Kameron Ghering to Compete in the Regional Tournament Reese Sexton and Kameron Ghering

Congrats to Men's Varsity golfers Kameron Ghering and Reese Sexton as their superb performance has qualified them for the Regional Tournament. The tournament will be held at Crooked Creek Golf Course in London, Kentucky. It starts on Friday, September 22nd. Good luck to these guys going forward!

The Help Houston Project FFA Emblem

In high hopes to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey that hit Texas, the local Wayne County FFA chapter is hosting a local donation drive. Items need to be sent by October 4th.

Learning Academy students get off to a good start Wayne County LEarning Academy

Students who participate in the Wayne County Learning Academy have gotten off to a greatstart this school year, learning about the importance of sacrifice, the value of history, and an overview of the local judicial system during their first field trip of the school year.

High Achieving High School and Middle School Students Honored In September Board Meeting September Recognition

At the September 12th Board of Education meeting an outstanding group of students were honored for their involvemnet and attendance at summer enrichment programs and camps. Also, students of Wayne County benefitted from the summer 21st Century camp. We are proud of our Cards!

High Attendance Day set at Wayne County Schools Perfect Attendance

September is Attendance Awareness month across the United States, and High Attendance Day in Kentucky is on Wednesday, September 20. Kentucky’s High Attendance Day is sponsored by the Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel (KDPP) organization which gives regional and state prizes with funds that go directly to the winning schools for elementary, middle and high school. All kinds of local events are being planned for this exciting day for students at Wayne County Schools. Be sure and be in attendance at school this Wednesday!  

 

Congratulations to the Marching Cards on their prformance at Southwestern Marching Band and Colorguard preforming their award-winning show

They Wayne County Marching Band competed in the Warrior Marching Classic at Southwestern High School on Saturday, September 9th, 2017. The band had an excellent showing! They took home 1st place in Class 3A, Best Auxillary Class 3A, Best Percussion Class 3A, and received 3rd place overall! The 2017 season show is called "Xtra". The Marching Cards are under the direction of Andy Critz and Logan Butler. Senior Abigail Rains is Drum Major.

Wayne County Looks Ahead to the Homecoming Game Against Harlan County Wayne County tacklers

The Cards are hungry after losing a tough one against the Boyle County Rebels. It was the team's first loss of the season. However, they look to redeem themselves as the Harlan County Black Bears roll into town. The homecoming game will take place at 7:30 Friday, September 15th at Jewell Field. Come out and cheer on your Wayne County Cardinals! The crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen will take place at halftime of the game. Also, alumni from Wayne County High School and Monticello High School Class of 1998 will be honored during the game. The Reunion will be held in the Wayne County High School cafeteria from 6 p.m. to halftime of the game.

WCMS 8th Grader Ridge Turpin attends Vanderbilt University Summer Academy Ridge Tuner and an Instructor at Vanderbilt University

It is pretty unusual for a 13-year-old middle school student to already be studying on a prestigious college campus like Vanderbilt University, but that was just the case this past summer for eighth grader Ridge Turpin. He had quite an experience during a week’s stay at Nashville’s Vanderbilt Summer Academy for advanced learners, known as Rising 8th Graders in June.

WCMS Hosted Successful Parent/Teacher Conference Conference ADvertisment

WCMS hosted a very successful Parent/Teacher conference September 7th. There were 134 Parent/Guardians and 129 students who attended the conferences from 4-7 PM.

Middel School Girls Basketball

The Wayne County Middle School 8th grade team defeated Meece Middle School for their home opener on August the 22nd. The Lady Cardinals came out on top with a score of 42-29. This year's 8th grade team consists of seven 8th graders, three 7th grader, and one 5th grader. So far in the season, the Lady Cards are 6-1.

Soccer Cards Head to Monroe County to Take on the Falcons Soccer Action

Good luck to the boys soccer team who travel to Monroe County Thursday, Sept. 7th. On Saturday, Sept. 9th, they face Knox Central at home on the soccer field on KY 90 at 5:30 p.m. The team is experiencing a good season and has a record of 2-2. They are coached by Darran Vickery and assistants Bob Sherwood and John Ronquillo. Come out and support our team!

2017 "Go Cards"All Stars Awards presented to Staff Wayne County Teachers

The annual "Go Cards" All Star Awards for the staff were announced on opening day to the Wayne County School staff. Colleagues and community members nominate the winners each year. Monticello Banking Company provided monetary rewards to the winners.This year, the most valuable players were WCHS Certified Employee Liz McClain and Bell Elementary Classified Employee Elaine Bell. Other employees representing a classified and certified employee winner from each building included: Angela New, Amanda Beck, Nell Boils, Pam Bell, Kristi Morrow, Peggy Burnette, Malissa Atkinson, Stephanie Robinette, and Ronnie Hancock. 

Cardinals defeat Southwestern and McCreary in home golf match on August 29th Coach Stewart Grogory organizing start of the game

Golf season well underway! Congrats Cards on recent match.

Girls Soccer Season underway with three games under their belt, playing the hardest competitions early in their schedule High fives at end of Varsity game with Whitely County

The Cardinal Girls Soccer team has been off to a rough start as they've taken on some tough competition. They look to redeem themselves tonight, September 5th, as they go on the road to play Clinton County. Go Cards!

Corn harvested and served in cafeteria Bus driver pitches in with students to help harvest the corn

     Students are enjoying fresh produce in their cafeteria due to the 4-acre school garden harvest. Agriculture students and volunteers shucked the Aspire Sweet Corn, a new genetic variety. Then passed it on to the Family Consumer Science Students to wash and store in the freezer. About 9,000 ears of corn were harvested during a recent 2-day session.

Cards looking forward to playing Warren East after defeating Pulaski in First Home Game of Season Captains

 

Friday night’s football game featured your Wayne County Cardinals versus the Pulaski County Maroons at Jewell Field. It turned out to be a barnburner, as the game was tic for tac to the very end. At the final buzzer it was your Cardinals prevailing 29-27 over the Maroons. Congrats to the football team on the big win!

KY Race to the Top Bornlearning Academy Workshop Series Born Learning Series

The Bornlearning Academy is a series of family workshops for parents of children not enrolled in school yet. Together, we learn how we can prepare our children for school, starting when they are born. We have dinner with our families, break out into groups and learn how to Turn Everyday Moments into Learning Opportunites.

Opening Day for the staff included a humorous and uplifting motivational speaker motivational speaker

An opening day ceremony was held for the Wayne County School District staff members recently.New employees were introduced to the audience. A motivational speaker inspired the educators through her very energetic speaking style.

21st Century Students Cook Off participants contribute to staff's opening day Students cook for reception

21st century students had a whole week over the summer concetrating on their culinary skills. The students came up with recipes and prepared those same recipes for the entire school district staff's opening day reception. These students spent hours of hard work putting together the recipes and cooking their delicious food.

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

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

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

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

First Non-Traditional Instruction Day planned for August 21st solar eclipse

Wayne County Schools will be experiencing the first non-traditional day, known as NTI, which allows students to study at home this Monday, August 21st.

Wayne County Schools cancel classes at school on solar eclipse day school logo

Wayne County Schools will cancel classes Monday, August 21st on the day of the solar eclipse. The district’s administration carefully considered their options in determining whether to stay in school on Monday, especially with such an impressive kick off on the first day of classes, because they did not want to lose any momentum.

Bob Allen Pigskin Classic Bowl Game Queen Candidate and Football Players

This Saturday, August 19th, the Football Cards will go to Danville High to play Woodford County in the annual Bob Allen Pigskin Classic Bowl games. Bailey Wright was selected to accompany the football team as a candiate for the Bob Allen Pigskin Classic Queen.