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Healthy Kids Clinic provides COVID-19 Testing for staff Nurse Practitioner Rebecca Albright conducts COVID-19 Testing

Wayne County School system employees have been provided with two different COVID-19 testing opportunities on campus, prior to students returning to in-person instruction. All employees that have participated tested negative for the virus. The most recent station was set up just a few days prior to the start of in-person classes. Some 36 employees were negative, receiving their results just before students arrived. Flu shots will be offered beginning October 20th on campus.  

Wayne County Band students working individually to perfect skills Senior, Ethan Huffaker, at practice.

With the cancellation of a marching band competition season decided by the Kentucky Music Education Association during the summer, local band students are being educated in an entirely new way, which is proving to have some advantages. 

Superintendent shares message to parents about return to school plans Checklist for Parents

Every-other-day alternating schedule will begin Monday, September 28 for in-person learning. Parents or guardians must notify their child's school within 24 hours following a child's positive COVID-19 diagnosis. See letter inside...  

Wayne County Schools issue safety protocols for in-person attendance water fountains in schools

Wayne County Schools are anxious to welcome their students back to campus who have chosen an A/B Alternating Day schedule during the pandemic. The staff will also continue to provide online virtual education to those who have chosen to study full time remotely. Check out the expectations for returning to school... 

Parent requirement to report is key to school safety scales of justice illustrate the law

Parents are required by law to work with school officials to fight the spread of COVID-19. In accordance with KRS 158.160 and 902 KAR 2:220E, parents/guardians must notify their child’s school within 24 hours following a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. Check out the COVID-19 FAQ's for Parents information inside.... 

Food Service Program shifts gears with meal pick-ups and site distribution WCHS Cafeteria Staff pack up shelf stable meals to be distributed through pick-up service

Free meal plans are being customized to meet the needs of both A/B Alternating Schedules, as well as for full time virtual students. Plus, parents or guardians can sign up to receive pick-up meals on Fridays for children who do not attend school and are under the age of 18. Meal distribution sites concluded on September 22. 

Girls Soccer Team soundly defeated Russell County at home on September 21 Shelby Bell controlling the ball

The 10-0 victory brought the team's win-loss record to 3-3 on the season. The team's next home game is Sept. 24 with Knox Central. Go Cards!

COVID-19 Testing available to employees Drive-Thru testing for employees

Wayne County Healthy Kids Clinic will be providing Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing for school employees on Thursday, September 24th. Tests available in the Wayne County High School Gym Parking Lot from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. No appointments are needed and the tests are an option for the staff, not required.

Students participate in baseball program year around Baseball Sign

 Although it was a heartbreaking season for the Bat Cards this past spring/summer with no official games played due to the pandemic, small groups of players continue to work out year around and prepare for the next season. 

School garden produces vegetables despite obstacles Kason Stockton working in the garden

 Even though the Wayne County Agriculture Extension Service have faced considerable obstacles in regard to the school garden this summer, they have harvested everything from corn to tomatoes to banana peppers. They have planted potatoes, cucumbers, cantaloupes, watermelons, zucchini and several types of squash. 

New plan for in person instruction to begin September 28 Wayne County Seal

 Wayne County students will return to the classroom for in person instruction on September 28, on an alternating day schedule providing smaller class sizes. The school board met Thursday, September 17 and discussed how they would bring students back into the classroom as safely as possible, after several weeks of virtual instruction.

Boys Soccer wins on Senior night against Garrard County followed up with a victory over Casey County Wayne County Soccer player with the ball

The Boys Soccer team celebrated senior night on September 10th, against Garrard County. That game was followed up with a loss to Southwestern on September 14 and a win against Casey County the next night. The boys travel to North Laurel on September 17th. Their next home game is with Monroe County on Tuesday, September 22. Go Cards!

Broadband capabilities to improve across county due to school district's partnership WC Seal

Tax rates will not change at Wayne County Schools for 2020 - 2021, but broadband wireless is a step closer for everyone.

School Nutrition Program refining meal distribution service meal graphic

The first Tuesday (September 8th) of the Food Service Meal Distribution held this week launched another round of the Summer Free Meal Program for local children. The number of meals needed to accomodate the families picking up meals had increased, considerably. The normal pick up for meals had been around 1200 maximum districtwide, however, they served 2000 meals on Tuesday.

Wayne County Schools announce spectator guidelines for fall sports across the campus WC Logo

Wayne County Schools athletic fan guidance and expectations for the fall 2020 sports seasons have been released. These guidelines will be followed beginning with the first home football game of the season when the Cards host Southwestern. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

Community sites planned to distribute school meals on Tuesdays Buses head to distribution sites

USDA and the Kentucky Department of Education has approved utilization of the Summer Feeding Service Program for Wayne County Schools Child Nutrition Department 2020-21, starting on September 8th. Due to this change, the school district will be able to make meal distribution a bit easier for local families with children. The following are the changes you will see starting September 8th.

WCMS Orientation held during first week of remote learning Carter Tucker shares important information to families on his whiteboard

All kinds of stations were set up in the middle school providing back to school information to families, as well as meeting with teachers.

Cardinal Newcomer Academy helps students learn English Cardinal Newcomer Academy Helps students learn English
Student Participation is important part of Virtual Learning WC Logo

Wayne County Schools along with all schools across the state who are observing NTI (Non-traditional instruction) days, are not recording daily attendance as usual. Instead, teachers are recording participation in their Infinite Campus software programs, with students working individually at different paces from home.

Wayne County students will benefit from Virtual Learning Leslye Rice's webpage for her class

The Wayne County Board of Education members were impressed with a sample of the virtual learning that is being kicked off for the new school year which began August 24. Students are responding to the virtual lessons that the teachers have worked hard on to present online.

Food Service Department encourages parents to participate in Curbside Pick Up meals at their child's schools Healthy Choice Logo

Wayne County School Virtual Student Curbside Meal Pick Up opportunities will be available each Tuesday, beginning August 25th to start the school year. Five days worth of free breakfast and lunch will be distributed each week on Tuesday. All Wayne County School students are encouraged to participate in this program. Because of regulations that are in place for now, parents must pick up the student’s meal at the school they are enrolled.    

 

   

Medication Trainings held for new teachers and instructional assistants Medication Training underway

District employees from all five schools participated in the Medical Administration Skill Competency training for unlicensed administrative personnel, recently. This group of employees give student medication following the district procedures and policies when school nurses are absent or perhaps accompanying students on field trips. The annual training covers the use of epi pens, policies and procedures related to medical skills and how to administer what a doctor has prescribed for a student during the school day.   

Orientations at schools revisited with new plans mask logo

  With Wayne County Schools delivering instruction virtually beginning August 24th, each of the five schools on campus has revised their orientation schedules and protocols coming up. CDC guidelines will be observed with each school making individualized plans.

Lifeline Program and Broadband Now help lower internet service costs for students Students Connect

 Lieutenant Governor shares home internet assistance options designed to make communication services affordable for low-income families. These two new programs are designed to offer robust internet access to underserved rural areas ensuring affordability.

Transportation/Medical Training held for Bus Drivers and Monitors as they play crucial role in re-opening Transportation employees practice medical skills

While keeping all the buses maintained and the drivers meeting all the CDL guidelines plus a Class B endorsement, this school year will be even more challenging because of extra precautions being taken due to Covid-19. The drivers will play an especially important part of a successful re-opening of school.

Gehrig Sexton wins Model Invitational Golf Tournament Gehrig Sexton wins tournament

Wayne County High School Junior Gehrig Sexton won the championship at the Model Invitational Golf Tournament on August 3rd, with an impressive score of six under par. Wayne County High School Junior Gage Gregory tied for sixth while the team finished sixth out of nineteen teams. Wayne County Golf members include Aaron Hesse and Cade Foster.

New teachers welcomed during annual summer training seminar Monticello Elementary Digital Learning Coaches share software programs virtual students can use at home

 Chief Academic Officer Brian Dishman led the annual new teacher support training where new teachers are familiarized with the district and curriculum specialists get acquainted with them so they can be of assistance to them at each of the school buildings. The intent of the local four-day teacher seminar, along with future trainings, is to make sure they have the resources and support they need to have a successful school year. They are being introduced to Wayne County’s curriculum instruction resources, classroom management, and local technology involving everything from: Infinite Campus to Smart Boards to Google Classroom. The curriculum coaches across the district assist teachers at each school and serve as consultants along with one other teacher mentor assigned  to each of the new teachers throughout the school year. They also benefit from digital learning coaches at the school levels that help enhance teachers' technology skills. In fact, each building has two teachers that have also taken on the duty as a digital learning specialist.   

KCHIP benefits students' health KCHIP Graphic

Staying healthy is an important part of education. If your child doesn’t have health insurance, you may qualify for KCHIP, Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program. It provides comprehensive coverage at no cost. There are many students across the district who qualify but are not signed up. To find out more, go to kidshealth.ky.gov or call toll free 1-877-524-4718 – because every child needs health insurance. This is a government program, run by the state.

Not too late for recent high school graduates to complete FAFSA FAFSA flyer

A FAFSA completion campaign is underway for recent high school graduates. COVID 19 has created a tremendous amount of anxiety within families in this region in many ways, not the least of which is the fact that fewer young people are making the decision to go off to college/post-secondary work. The Partners for Education at Berea College are asking students to move the needle forward on FAFSA completion in this area.

Last call for preschoolers before final screening date August 5th Little Cardinal mascot

Incoming preschoolers who have not yet registered need to stop by Walker Early Learning Center or register online to meet the final screening deadline scheduled for August 5th. Parents can go to the school district website and check out the upper left-hand column for information or call the school at 606-348-4251. Make sure your child becomes kindergarten ready, by enrolling them in Wayne County's highly rated preschool.   

Wayne County School retirees honored Photo Booth set up at ceremony for retirees

Wayne County Schools honored their employees who retired during the past school year, at their June board meeting. The retirees attending received a plaque and were given a party to go bag to celebrate the occasion with their families (in order to observe Covid prevention guidelines).Thank you to the 19 retirees that logged a total of 492 years of service!

Summer Feeding Program serves almost 200,000 meals to local children Summer food service workers

Wayne County Schools’ Summer Feeding Program has been a tremendously valuable service to the children of Wayne County during the on-going pandemic. They have prepared close to 200,000 meals.The school program has been in full force since March 16, supported by a professional school staff, which has included a particularly dedicated ‘family’ of food service employees that have definitely gone the extra-mile.

2020-2021 Escuelas del Condado Wayne back to school bus logo

2020-2021 Escuelas del Condado Wayne Covid-19 Plan de Reentrada. Opcions eleccion de los padres per los estudiantes.

 

 

Schools anxious to receive results on which back to school options best for students Wayne County

    Wayne County Schools are anxious to nail down student preferences on back to school options. Schools are seeking parents’ decisions regarding which back to school option is best for their child regarding scheduling for the upcoming school year.

Kentucky’s newest commissioner found his calling, and his family, in education New Commissioner of Education

Coming from a family of Kentucky educators, Jason Glass had a passion for learning, community and democracy. Now, with an extensive and diverse array of educational and professional experiences, he has been able to turn those passions toward the work of being Kentucky’s next commissioner of education.

Wayne County Schools announce re-entry plan back to school bus logo

     The Wayne County Board of Education approved Wayne County Schools’ re-entry opening plan during a meeting on Thursday (July 9) evening, while continued public health restrictions make a “normal” opening of school impossible.

DAAD cancels Back to School Bash Back to School Bash graphic

The 17th annual Back to School Bash at the ASPIRE Center is cancelled due to COVID-19.

Ways for parents to practice prevention techniques with children Logo of a child wearing a mask

School nurses recommend ten tips to stress to young learners Parents can help educate their children on COVID-19 prevention techniques before they head back to school. 

P-EBT Food Benefits deadline extended til July 10 P-EBT flyer

Wayne County School families eligible for free/reduced-price meals up to $313.50 per child. The application deadline has been extended until July 10th.

Update concerning COVID-19 crisis for schools across the state Commissioner writes letter to parents

Interim Commissioner Kevin C. Brown provided an update to Kentucky families about the COVID-19 crisis and schools across the state on June 26, 2020.

Revised Summer Food Service Program WC LOGO Seal

Starting May 26, the Summer Feeding Program Schedule and changes are being made that families need to be aware of for the remainder of the summer.   

Kentucky issues COVID-19 guidance for upcoming school year Healthy at School graphic

The Kentucky Department for Public Health, in collaboration with the Kentucky Department of Education, on June 24 issued highly anticipated guidance for schools and districts on how to safely reopen for the upcoming school year amid the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic

Parents and Staff Survey results being studied by the district Wayne County School District Seal

Thank you to the 1,214 local parent survey responses that represent over 2,000 students enrolled in the Wayne County School District. District administrators appreciate your input into starting the 2020-21 school year during this unusual time. Also appreciated was the survey results from the school district staff. These findings along with the Governor's/Kentucky Department of Education recommendations will be factored into future decisions being made about the reopening plans.

Practical Nursing program coming to SCC’s Clinton Center this Fall New nursing program flyer from Clinton Center

Wayne County students have another opportunity available to them as they further their educations, nearby. Somerset Community College’s Clinton Center will have a new program option this fall—Practical Nursing. The Kentucky Board of Nursing recently approved the expansion of the program to the center and classes are scheduled to begin Monday, August 17. Twenty-five students will be admitted to the one-year program each fall.

Cardinal Kids Campus now open Cardinal Kids Campus Flyer

The school child care facility re-opened Monday, June 15, to begin providing services from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays. They are at limited capacity, but space is still available. Call 348-1591 for enrollment information. 

Survey provides voice for parents regarding re-opening of school WC Logo Seal

Wayne County Schools are seeking input from parents regarding the start of school this fall. Please fill out the parent survey link at https://forms.gle/faNkyAZTwyFKmsA56 by Monday, June 22.

KDE's Commissioner's Parent Advisory Committee provides insight on reopening schools Kentucky Department of Ed logo

The Kentucky Department of Education's (KDE) Commissioner's Parents Advisory Council (PAC) heard how schools are preparing for reopening this fall during its June 10 meeting.

Monticello Elementary fifth graders recognized during parade

The fifth graders and their families drove along Cave Street with the staff cheering them on. The fifth graders will now advance to sixth grade at the Wayne County Middle School. The Middle School houses sixth, seventh and eighth graders.

Monticello Elementary fifth graders recognized during parade

The fifth graders and their families drove along Cave Street with the staff cheering them on. The fifth graders will now advance to sixth grade at the Wayne County Middle School. The Middle School houses sixth, seventh and eighth graders.

All Wayne County School Students eligible for new P-EBT food benefit program Food Service Director Kathryn Tucker

Since Wayne County Schools are a Community Eligibility Provisions (CEP) school district, students receive free Breakfast and Lunch during the school year. This enables them to qualify for this helpful new program offered to offset food costs during the pandemic.  

 

Campbellsville University honors 217 teachers in 76 districts and/or private schools, including teachers in Wayne County Wayne County Seal

Campbellsville University’s 34th annual Excellence in Teaching Award Program Ceremony was canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, 217 teachers received the Excellence in Teaching Award from 76 districts and/or private schools in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Wayne County Schools is represented by Wayne Roberts, superintendent; along with the following instructors that were selected for this award:  Leslye Rice, Monticello Elementary School; Lisa Bell, Wayne County Middle School; and George Snyder, Wayne County High School.

Hometown Parade honors seniors Graduate Jacob Morgan

Wayne County High School seniors wore their cap n' gowns as they drove their vehicles in a parade from the high school parking lot, onto Albany Road and down Main Street, proceeding to the stoplight in front of McDonalds. Many of the seniors decorated their cars for the special occasion held Friday, May 22nd. Special thanks to the City/County Government and Wayne County Emergency Management Services for supporting the event!

Highlights from Graduation exercises Austin Bell showed his grandfather, former WCHS Principal George Horton is diploma

It was an unusual graduation that took three days to complete in stages. The pandemic prevented everyone from being together, however, the event became an intimate  event for each family who had a front row seat to see their child's graduation. The school staff went to great lengths to make it as authentic and special for each graduate, while maintaining safety guidelines. A video is being produced so everyone will be able to see the event in its entirety. 

Virtual Graduation ceremony held for Class of 2020 Ben Vickery delivering Valedictorian speech

Wayne County High School Commencement was held in a unique way this year. Since the entire class could not meet together, seniors were welcomed to the gym for a private ceremony where their families had a front row seat to see them cross the stage and pick up their diploma. A schedule was set up so social distancing could be practiced with everyone wearing masks (except while on stage), stretched out over a three-day period.  A video will be coming out in the future for everyone to view and enjoy. Check out the 2020 Commencement program inside.   

Local school nurses recognized on National School Nurse Day Healthy Kids graphic

National School Nurse Day, May 6, is a time to celebrate the specialty practice of school nursing. In 1972, the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) created National School Nurse Day to recognize school nurses and acknowledge their role in the educational setting. District School Health Coordinator Patty Burton would like to recognize the school nursing staff, as well as the contributions made by the Healthy Kids Clinic.

Fifth graders check out Beginning Band for 2020-21 Sixth Grade Band Members 2019-20

The Wayne County Cardinal Band program is looking for fifth graders to join the fun and fellowship that makes this opportunity so special! Get a great start in music and learn to play an instrument of your choice. Check out all the information and links inside inviting new members...

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Schedule school entry physicals NOW! Schedule Healthy Kids Clinic school entry physicals

Wayne County Schools' Healthy Kids Clinic are currently offering physicals and up-to-date immunizations for incoming sixth graders. Fifth grade students' guardians may schedule an appointment so their student will be ready to move on to sixth grade in the fall.

Wayne County Schools Non-Traditional classes will continue through May 11th

Wayne County Schools Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) will continue through May 11, which will conclude the school year for local students. The district implemented NTI days due to the pandemic in mid-March. WCHS Seniors will learn more details about graduation when they pick up their cap and gown on May 4th

WCHS Senior produces helpful 3D printed bands for face shields from home Coy Reynolds preparing to work on 3D printing on the computer

   Instead of complaining about missing memories from his senior year in high school, Wayne County High School Senior Coy Reynolds has been very productive this last semester.  His non-traditional pathway has evolved into a full time construction job where he is learning to build everything from a house to a barn to a steel building. In between long hours at a site in Pulaski County, he has managed to sandwich in a way to give back to the community through a skill he learned at the high school earlier this school year.

Wayne County School Meal Service Pick-Up runs smooth as silk Food Service Director Kathryn Tucker communicated with her staff at the head of the line of motorists

The Wayne County School Nutrition Service Department has done an outstanding job feeding the youth of Wayne County during these trying times for the community.  Not only have they been there to make sure children are not going hungry during the pandemic, they are providing high quality meals on their menus.

New Wayne County ATC producing face shields to protect local medical workers Asst. EMS EM Director Dewayne Perkins carrying another box full of the headpieces donated to medical personnel in Wayne County

 Although students have not yet gotten to walk down the shiny new halls and benefit from the state-of-art classrooms/labs at the new Wayne County Area Technology Center (ATC), there is already work being produced. In fact, the school is already providing a valuable service to local medical personnel during the pandemic.

Teachers go extra mile for students on NTI Days which have been extended through May 1st Sixth Grade Social Studies Teacher Malissa Atkinson works on an NTI assignment

Some of the teachers have been at school isolated in their classrooms working on NTI assignments, while many others are working from their homes online. They have learned some new ways to communicate online and are contacting their students on a regular basis to keep in touch with them. They are providing valuable instruction during these difficult times. 

Wayne County School Curbside Meal Pick Up service adjusted beginning Tuesday, April 21st boy picking up bag at bus door

Due to the increased participation from the local community with the Wayne County School meal pick up option, the school has to adjust how they are doing their pick-ups. The number of meals grew dramatically last week with 941 meals picked up at school on Monday, April 13 and 4,890 meals delivered that week. All of the home deliveries transported by school buses are now on Mondays. Due to this, over half of the food service staff is out on delivery routes. Therefore, they will no longer be able to provide pick up meals on Monday.

 

District distributes meals to youth across county Driver Mike Cooksey gets ready to head out on his route

   Even though school is out, you may hear a big yellow Wayne County School bus honking outside your home no matter what corner of the county you reside. Nutrition service workers and bus drivers have become unsung heroes to almost a thousand children benefiting from a hot school lunch and shelf-safe breakfast for the next morning. Young people are being fed either along newly established routes or through a pick-up service at Wayne County Middle School.

Wayne County Schools Healthy Kids Clinic Open Healthy Kids Clinic graphic

Wayne County Schools Healthy Kids Clinic will continue to be open for business, while also providing Telehealth online service. Besides being available in person on weekdays, this new extra service is now available through the local clinic to be even more accommodating to patients.

            

 

Wayne County School Mental Health and Counseling Hotline number being established

The new Wayne County School Mental Health and Counseling Hotline number is 340-3696.  This number will be available from 8:00-4:00 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, and the caller can leave their name, number, and message with the expectation that someone will get back to them shortly.

Talking to children about Coronavirus Disease

Check out valuable information like this article inside from the CDC and others by clicking the Coronavirus link on the upper left-hand column on the front page of the school website. This CDC article shares information on talking with children about Coronavirus Disease  Messages for parents, school staff, and others working with children.

Child Nutrition Services outline plan for feeding children Middle School Cooks happy to provide meals through pick up service

Check out valuable information regarding meals pick up program at the middle school cafeteria, as well as delivery service which begins Thursday, March 19. There is no charge for the meals program and youth 18 and under are encouraged to participate.

Parents can provide their child's latest contact information if needed school logo

In order to have the very latest contact information on students during these days of remote communication during NTI days, parents need to make sure they have supplied their child's school with updated information. In the few cases where this information is not up to date, parents can go to the link inside.

Wayne County Schools offer services to meet student needs Wayne County Schools offer services to students

Although, Wayne County School classes have been dismissed, several services that the district normally offers will continue to meet student needs.

Middle School Science Fair results in trip to Louisville Science Museum Field Trip Middle School Science Fair Winners

Sixth, seventh and eighth graders’ Science Fair winning team and runners-up exhibits were recently displayed in the atrium at the Wayne County Middle School. Students whose projects made it to the final competition were rewarded with a trip to the Louisville Science Museum.

Tech students rally around real life cause to fight cancer green clover leaf pin produced by the students

Wayne County High School students have produced some unique items this year in Marsha Bertram's Tech Design/Help Desk entrepreneurial class. However, their latest project designing cloverleaf pins comes from the heart. Their mission is to sell 500 pins to help in the fight against cancer.

Wayne County Middle School Academic Team receives Hume Sportsmanship Award WCMS Team advances to region

The Wayne County Middle School Academic Team were pleased to receive the Kathryn Hume Sportsmanship Award by their peers in the Governor’s Cup Academic Competition.

Wayne County Middle School Placed 1st at NASP 3D Tournament Wayne County Middle School Archery Team

The Wayne County Archery Teams participated in the NASP 3D tournament at Lincoln County.

The Wayne County Middle School Archery team participated in NASP Region 11 tournament Brayleigh Butcher

The Wayne County Middle School Archery team participated in the NASP Region 11 tournament Saturday at McCreary County Middle School. The team placed third in the region. This is the first Wayne County middle school team to ever place at a regional tournament. Congratulations to Brayleigh Butcher who placed third in the individual female category.

District report cards available online District report cards available online

Kentucky's 2018-2019 School Report Card is now final, except for finance data, which is scheduled for release in May

Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Cheerleading Squad for getting the chance to compete at the national level Cheerleaders performing at national competition

The 19-member squad competed in the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championships finishing 11th in their division on Saturday, February 8th.  They were amongst 15 teams in the Large Co-ed Non-Tumbling Division at the ESPN World Wide of Sports facility at Walt Disney World Resort.

WCHS Mat Cards headed to state tournament in Lexington Mat Cards at Region 7 Tournament at Danville

The Wayne County Wrestling Team placed third in the seventeen team Regional 7 Tournament at Danville High School on Feb. 8th enabling seven local wrestlers to qualify for state. Lafayette was first, Madison Central was second and Wayne County was third place at the recent tournament.

Upcoming alterations to the school day calendar

        Parent Teacher Conferences are set for Monday, February 10th from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m.  If parents or students are ill and unable to attend Monday’s Parent Teacher Conferences, they are welcome to phone the school or email their child’s teacher, so they do not miss this important opportunity. On the following Monday, February 17th, classes will be in session on Presidents Day. Also note that a districtwide bus evacuation drill will be held at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, February 12th when classes are dismissed.   

The First Annual Kenny Davis Classic was Successful Olympian Kenny Davis being interviewed by Shannon Hutchinson

The first annual Kenny Davis Classic was held at Wayne County High School on February 1, 2020. The Monticello Bank sponsored the doubleheader event and Bank Representative Perry Elam presented awards to the players on the teams at the conclusion.

8th grade art/technology work recognized at the January Board of Education meeting 8th grade art/technology work recognized at the January Board of Ed. meeting

Wayne County Middle School students are not only learning to use advanced technology to function in today’s classrooms, but they are putting it to use to learn about great works of art in a creative way.

The Center for Rural Development is accepting online applications from eighth-grade middle school students for the 2020 Rogers Explorers until Feb 7th The Center for Rural Development is accepting online applications from eighth-grade middle school students for the 2020 Rogers Explorers through February 7th

Eighth-grade middle school students in Southern and Eastern Kentucky have until Feb. 7 to apply for The Center for Rural Development’s 2020 Rogers Explorers program.

Local Principal inducted into Kentucky Women in Education Leadership program Local Principal inducted into Kentucky Women in Education Leadership program

Wayne County Schools is proud to announce that Walker Early Learning Center Principal Angela Ballinger recently attended the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) 2020 cohort of the Kentucky Women in Education Leadership (KWEL) program. Ballinger was one of 33 exceptional women educators that were chosen through a competitive application process based on specific leadership criteria.

Mat Cards finish 4th at Small School State Duals  Wrestlers placed 4th in the state for Small School State Duals

Wayne County Wrestling team travelled to Columbia on January 25 .They competed at Lindsey Wilson College in the KYWCA Small School State Duals. The Mat Cards defeated Ashland Paul Blazer and No. 4 Louisville DeSales in pool action to advance to the semi finals. The Cardinal Team fell to No.1 Union County. The Mat Cards wrestled No.3 Walton Verona for third place losing 39-37 to take fourth overall in the state duals, The Mat Cards finished the day 28-13 overall on the season.

Family Dental of Kentucky helps Wayne County students maintain proper oral health Erika Burton, RDH for Family Dental of Kentucky school-based dental services provided services to a WCMS student in the Youth Services Center.

 Family Dental of Kentucky, a part of Cumberland Family Medical Center, Inc. (CFMC), is pleased to provide oral health services to Wayne County students. The program has grown to include over 750 Wayne County students in 2019, who received services provided by the Family Dental of Kentucky program.

Reading Horizons program implemented this school year New Horizons Coach Heather Price teaches sound combinations

Wayne County students in kindergarten through eighth grade are benefitting from a new program being implemented called Reading Horizons. The software and teacher-led reading instruction prepares students with the strategies and skills they need to become proficient readers.

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Middle School Pep Rally held to honor 7th and 8th grade Boys Basketball Teams Cheerleaders participate in Pep Rally

Wayne County Middle School hosted a Pep Rally to help send off the Sixth Grade Boys Basketball Team to the Kentucky Basketball Commission (KBC) state competition in Lexington on January 11th. The local team won 2 out of 4 games. The Seventh Grade Team goes to KBC state competition in Lexington on January 24-26th.

Wayne County School Board honored this month Board of Education Members

Wayne County Board Members Donna Blevins, Melissa Upchurch, Larry Muse, Whitney Smith, and
Jarrod Criswell are among the more than 850 school board members in the state’s 173 local school
districts being recognized this month for their service.

The Center for Rural Development hosts wildlife and landscape visual arts exhibiting by Wayne County artists Jay Perkins and David Coffey Artist David Coffey Below the Mill painting

The exhibit includes more than 40 oil and acrylic paintings from wildlife artist James “Jay” Perkins and landscape artist David Coffey. Both are self-taught artists and the best of friends. David Coffey recently participated in the arts festival at Wayne County Middle School

Deadlines quickly approaching for applications to The Center of Rural Development's Youth Program Grades 8-12 Emma Carter graduates for the Roger's Scholar program

Youth Summer programs have greatly benefitted Wayne County School students over the years and Rogers Scholars six day program deadline for sophomores is January 24. Rogers Scholars—The Center for Rural Development’s flagship youth program—is an intensive, one-week summer camp that provides valuable leadership experience and exclusive college scholarship opportunities to help rising high school juniors in Southern and Eastern Kentucky seize their full potential as the region’s next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs. The Center for Rural Development is now offering a new program for Rogers Scholars Alumni who wish to attend the program in a mentoring role. Alumni can apply during their junior and senior years for the Alumni Mentoring Program. Application deadlines for 8th graders Rogers Explorers is Feb. 7 and 9th, 10, and 11th graders Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute deadline is March 6.   

Interesting Art Demonstration held at Wayne County Middle School Jeanie Tate shares her paintings with students at WCMS

Local artists and craftsmen shared their talents with students at WCMS at an annual arts festival held in the gymnasium. The successful event was coordinated by Juliet Perkins, the Art/Drama Teacher and Tech Resource Teacher at Wayne County Middle School.  

Families had fun at Bell's Christmas Extravaganza Bell Elementary Christmas Extravaganza

Students and families enjoyed attending the Christmas Extravaganza where they painted ornaments, made reindeer food, sipped hot chocolate, and participated in Christmas games and directed drawing activities. Santa was the guest of honor in the media center.

Wayne County Band presents Christmas Concert Band presents Christmas Concert

The 8th Grade and High School Combined Band provided a festive holiday concert on the evening of December 17 at the Pickrell Auditorium. Band Director Andy Critz and Associate Director Tyler Cook were proud of their students' efforts wishing the crowd a Merry Christmas just before the holiday. 

Congrats to the Monticello Elementary Archery Team for placing first place at Boyle County and Pulaski Northern Congrats to the WCHS Archery Team for placing first at Pulaski Northern Middle School and 2nd at Boyle County

Most recently, Monticello Elementary Archery team placed 1st, WCMS placed 2nd, and the WCHS team placed first at the Northern Pulaski Middle School on January 4th, and at Boyle County on December 21st Monticello Elementary placed 1st, and the WCHS team placed 2nd.

Monticello Elementary won first place at the 3rd annual Wayne County Cardinal Classic archery tournament Shooting Line

The 3rd Annual Wayne County Cardinal Classic Archery Tournament was held Friday and Saturday this weekend at the Wayne County Middle School.

WCMS students provide art for yearbook WCMS students provide art for yearbook

The follow students participated in the final round of judging. Congratulations to Chloe Williams and Rebecca New for winning the spots for front and back cover of the yearbook.

GT Travel Program announced trips to LA/Grand Canyon and Japan GT Travel Program announced trips to LA/Grand Canyon and Japan

     The Wayne County Schools Gifted and Talented Travel Program is announcing two different
educational trips beginning to be planned to Los Angeles and the Grand Canyon, as well as
Japan.

All Three Archery Teams win big at McCreary Central Tournament Archery

The Wayne County Archery teams participated in the first tournament of the season at McCreary Central High School on December 7th

Wayne County Schools participated in local Christmas Parade Wayne County Schools participated in local Christmas Parade

The Wayne County JROTC Battalion carried the Christmas parade banner to lead the floats, cars, and horses. The WCHS FFA, JROTC Battalion, Casting Cardinals, WCMS Cheerleaders and Dance Team members did a great job representing the school district.

Environmental Health Poster Contest recognizes talented artists at Wayne County Middle School Kentucky Public Health

Congratulations to Wayne County Middle School seventh grader Haley Tucker who won the statewide environmental poster contest recently. In addition, Wayne County Middle School sixth grader Chloye Williams was the sixth grade winner. Several Wayne County students submitted their artwork. Principal Melissa Gossage expressed her appreciation to the students who shared their wonderful artistic talent. All of the artwork was on display at the 2019 Children's Environmental Health Conference held October 10th in Somerset. Winners had a special spot where their posters were displayed to call attention to how the environment affects health. 

NTI packets sent home to elementary students NTI

Wayne County Schools will once again participate in Kentucky’s Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) program, which allows school districts to conduct classes through virtual or other means on days that the district would normally have to cancel for inclement weather.  

Eighth Graders get a wake up call at Reality Town Eighth Graders benefit from Reality Town

Seventeen stations were set up for students to learn how to manage their finances funded through their alleged employment.

FCA sponsored Thanksgiving meals for shut-ins FCA sponsored Thanksgiving meals for shut-ins

Wayne County students and other volunteers prepared turkey, mashed potatoes, peas, dressing, and brownies for those in need from the high school cafeteria. The volunteers managed to serve 750 meals to local residents who would not have had a Thanksgiving meal otherwise.

Shakespeare actors bring "We the People" program to life Shakespeare actors bring "We the People" program to life

Kentucky Shakespeare professional actors used primary source documents to bring key events from United States history to life, focusing on citizens' rights and responsibilities as a democratic society today. "We the People" asks students to reflect on America’s formation, ask questions, and consider civic action in their own communities.

Chamber of Commerce makes plans for Christmas parade and Decorating Contest Chamber of Commerce makes plans for Christmas parade and Dancing Contest
Senture-sponsored anti-bullying poster contest at the Middle School Senture-sponsored anti-bullying poster contest at the Middle School

There were three winners at the middle school, they included: Riley Rose, Colin Barnes, and Ashley Smith

Wayne County Conservation Districts Annual Progressive Agriculture Safety Day RECC provided a booth at the 6th grade safety day

Thanks to the local Conservation District and many volunteers, eleven stations were set up for sixth graders to learn valuable safety tips for the outdoors in October. The annual event included the following booths: wildlife safety, roll over safety, ATV safety, first aid, animal safety, water safety, Liberty Nature Center, lawn mower safety, firearm safety, RECC, and tractor safety.

Wayne County Middle School students get unique lesson on veterans Veteran Stephen Racz speaking to students

Veteran and WCMS Teacher Stephen Racz, a new teacher at the school, gave an inspiring lesson on Veterans Day during the Social Studies classes throughout the day.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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).

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.

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!

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