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21st Century sponsors December Festival of Lights Drive-Thru Event Middle School here I come...along with encouragement from the WC Cardinal! Bus Driver Mike Cooksey pushes a cart of food to be loaded on buses traveling on meal distribution routes. Buses line up to pick up meals to be delivered to kids along 10 different routes Ralph Reynolds carries out a load of food to a school bus distributing meals Congrats WCMS Academic Team members who advanced to Region Wayne County Varsity Cheerleaders performed at the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championships Huge crowd attends Camp Read-A-Lot at Monticello Elementary Sixth graders participated in SKMA All-Festival Children's and Junior High Honor Choruses WCHS Marching Band performs "House of Cards" at the football game DAV performs a 21 gun salute honoring veterans at the football game Middle School Tennis Team Drum Major Amanda Harvey leads the band in "The Hand You're Dealt" Steve Cundiff visited WCMS with his extensive Native American artifact collection WCMS Hosts 21st Century Lights on After School Wayne County Middle School's Staff 2018-19 WCMS students greeted with encouraging words for K-PREP testing! An aerial shot of Wayne County School District's Campus including the Football Field, WCMS, and the school garden. KDE encourages drivers to be cautious of school buses loading students as the new school year begins
Open enrollment begins at Walker Early Learning Center Little Cardinal Bird logo

It's time to begin registering for preschool for the 2021-22 school year! The kick off will begin with the Little Cardinal Academy Drive-Thru on Friday, April 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Also, if you have a child or know of a family with a child that is planning on enrolling in Kindergarten @ WELC for the 2021-22 School Year please complete this form Any child that will be age 5 by August 1, 2021 will be eligible to enroll in Kindergarten. Feel free to contact the school Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m. -4:00 p.m., if you have any questions.



WC Area Technology Center Carpentry Class students define the skills gap Students working on assignments in ATC Carpentry classroom

Joshua Parmley’s carpentry students ‘nailed it’ on a recently completed one-page essay assignment on how to close the skills gap for potential employees applying to local businesses. The carpentry classes, as well as all the other practical vocational programs at the new Area Technology Center are bustling with activity again, since more of the students’ have returned to in-person learning and can participate in the hands-on learning labs that adjoin their classrooms. ATC students are benefiting from a wide range of state-of-the-art instruction which includes everything from high tech automotive to the latest trends in agriculture classes.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month Local officials sign a proclamation regarding child abuse prevention

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  This month and throughout the year, Wayne County Schools, and the Department of Community Based Services along with Mayor Tracie Sexton and County Judge Executive Mike Anderson, encourage all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Monticello and Wayne County a better place for children and families.  By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to care for their children, we can help promote children's social and emotional well-being and prevent child maltreatment within families and communities.

Coach Rodney Woods honored with Ralph Beard Lifetime Achievement Award Coach Woods accepts the Ralph Beard Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to Wayne County Basketball Coach Rodney Woods who was recently presented with the impressive Ralph Beard Lifetime Achievement Award.

Players from 2020 throw out first pitch at Cardinal Baseball Game 2020 grads

After winning three games in a row at the start of the 2021 schedule, the Bat Cards lost by only one run, with a score of 9-10 to Garrard County on Saturday, April 3. It was a beautiful day to play ball and the Wayne County 2020 Seniors returned to the field for a bittersweet moment to throw out the first pitch. It was a nice opportunity to highlight those players after participating in baseball for years and then not being able to play a single game last year, due to Covid-19.     

Wayne County School Healthy Kids Clinic offers Covid-19 prevention vaccines to public vaccine graphic

Vaccines are available to the public for anyone over 18-years-old at the school clinic each Friday. In addition, temperature screening expectations have been changed to state that only symptomatic students or staff need to be screened for fever. So, Wayne County Schools are now following that updated guideline, as outlined by public health officials. However, masks are still being required inside the schools and buildings on campus.  

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