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Bell Elementary students provide music program on healthy food Bell Elementary students provide music program on healthy food

Teacher Kristen Phillips' second grade classroom presented the "Five Fantastic Food Groups" under the direction of Music Teacher Susan  Helms, while PE Teacher Lois Bradley wrote the program. Bradley teaches proper nutrition habits in her health class instruction.

Agriculture Color Contest Classroom winners from Bell Terry Bertram chatted with Agriculture Color Contest Classroom winners from Bell

UK Program Assistant for Agriculture Terry Bertram presented goodie bags to each classroom representative who did a good job on their coloring page, which related to their fall broccoli planting lesson in the school garden. Congratulations to the classroom representatives, and especially to Emrah Atkinson, Katie McCoy, and Amberly Vaughn whose work was judged to have the best artistic talent in regards to the agriculture lesson.

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.

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

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.

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.

The Story of the Littlest Christmas Tree
Bell students share Littlest Christmas Tree Story Group Picture

Students in Savannah Wilson's class did a great job performing the musical for their families and peers at school at the monthly program. The monthly assemblies are part of the music and physical education classes.

First graders participate in Polar Express polar express

Dressed in their pajamas, the students boarded the Polar Express train after the principal punched their ticket. Chairs were lining the hallway to transport the students while a teacher read the book to them. When they returned to class the students found a bell at their desks left by Santa, just like in the book. They enjoyed hot chocolate and viewing the movie back in their classrooms.

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.

Bell Elementary staff go all out decorating their hallways Bell Elementary Snow Man

First and second graders are enjoying the magic of Christmas at school each day leading up to their Christmas Extravaganza on December 12 at 5:30 to 7 pm. Stations will be set up for children to make reindeer food, decorate ornaments, play games, do directed drawing, and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies in the cafeteria.

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.  

Chamber of Commerce makes plans for Christmas parade and Decorating Contest Chamber of Commerce makes plans for Christmas parade and Dancing Contest
Wayne County School Board congratulates Bell Elementary principal for being recognized for national award Bell Elementary Principal Derrick Harris

The Wayne County Board of Education recognized Bell Elementary Principal Derrick Harris for being named a National Distinguished Principal after recently receiving the award in Washington D.C., during their monthly meeting. 

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.

Family Learning Night was fun for kids dressed in costumes Family Learning Night was fun for kids dressed in costumes

Bell Elementary students and parents had fun with reading and craft activities after dinner.

Bell Elementary Patriotic Program featured Rhonda Ward's class 2nd grade class

The JROTC Color Guard presented the flags from the different branches of the military at the Salute to Veterans program, which featured second graders from Rhonda Ward's class at Bell Elementary. Each month, Bell Elementary Teachers Lois Bradley and Susan Helms work on a program for a class to present in front of an audience.

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). 

Bell Elementary Principal Award Bell Elementary Derrick Harris attending National Awards Program

    Wayne County Schools are proud to congratulate Bell Elementary Principal Derrick Harris on being recognized as a National Distinguished Principal (NDP) recently in Washington D.C.

Bell Elementary Cafeteria Staff enjoy the 80's Bell Cafeteria Staff

Lunchroom Manager Rebecca Crabtree and her staff enjoyed being back in the 80's during National School Lunch Week activities.

Wayne County Girls Elementary Cross Country Team Win the Wayne County Invitational Elementary Cross Country

The Wayne County Girls Elementary Cross Country Team finishes 1st overall this past Saturday, 21st. The first 5 Girls that finished for Wayne County Included, Cheyenne Shoushe (4th), Jenna Sexton (5th), Gracie Shoushe (6th), Emily Shearer (11th), and Joyce Dominguez (18th).

Courtney Hunter's 2nd Grade Class Performed Oct 4 at Bell Elementary Courtney Hunter's 2nd Grade Class

Bell Elementary students recently performed a unique anatomy program based on their health and music class called “Our Amazing Body” which was quite a hit with fellow students and their parents.

Pumpkins harvested at Wayne County School Garden Pumpkins surrounding a tree

Pumpkins provide teachable moments for elementary students who picked out their very own Blanco or Field Trip pumpkins harvested by agricultural students. There was a record breaking 4,000 pumpkins grown in the school garden so every elementary student could receive their very own pumpkin.

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

"Eat Smart-Play Hard" Campaign held at elementary lunch room monticello elementary

The University of Kentucky and the Wayne County Cooperative Extension Services Office joined Wayne County Elementary Schools in promoting a special mascot recently. Wally Cat traveled to all the elementary schools with the message "Eat Smart - Play Hard" to improve nutrition.

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.

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.

Wayne County Board of Education receives USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) Grant (L-R) Bell nutrition services employees; Patricia Harmon, Amanda Vaughn, Teresa Hancock, JoE Shepperd, Paula Sutton, Linda Morris, Rebecca Crabtree (Manager)

Wayne County Board of Education is pleased to announce that one of their school’s, Bell Elementary, is once again a recipient of the federal Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) funded and regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

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.

Same 450 Bell Elementary students enjoyed planting broccoli in the school garden Three Bell Elementary students planting broccoli

Extension Agriculture Specialists showed the first and second graders that “Brilliant Broccoli” which starts with the letter “B” looks like a tiny tree. Broccoli is a veggie from the cabbage family. Eat it raw and listen to it CRUNCH! Or steam if for a cozy dish to munch! Broccoli is full of vitamins K, B, and C. WCHS Agriculture students assisted the young students with the planting phase, while extension specialists shared brief Science lessons mentioning everything from drip irrigation to the parts of a plant. 

Bell Elementary Lab rotations nail Life Science skills

Students benefits from lab work in Instructional Coach Sara Harris' Classroom first and second graders conduct investigation regarding plants and animals.

Holiday Appreciation program at Bell Elementary

Most of us thought it was just a day when schools were closed and we don't have to work and we all have a good time! So we decided to talk about each month and the special holidays it contains. Members of Jan Lewis' class did a 

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. 

"Holiday Appreciation" musical program highlighted talented children in Jan Lewis' second grade classroom Jan Lewis with two students

Most of us thought it was just a day when schools were closed and we don't have to do work and we all have a good time! So Teachers Susan Helms and Lois Bradley decided to talk about each month and the meaning of the special holidays it contains, to kick off the year's special programs. The parents and relatives enjoyed seeing their children perform.

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. 

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.  

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.

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

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

Bell Orientation acquaints first and second grade families with educational opportunities Librarian Neil Boils shared library books

Students and parents met with teachers at Bell Elementary during orientation night on August 5th and 6th.

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 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.

Wayne County Schools’ reading initiative yields Impressive gains Wayne County Schools’ reading initiative yields Impressive gains

The Wayne County Board of Education were pleased to learn the results of year-end data
regarding the dramatic gains in student reading levels. Congratulations to the staff and students for moving forward on reading!

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. 

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.

Back to School Supply Lists Back to School Supply List

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

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.  

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!

"Police Appreciation Program" is a hit at Bell Elementary "Appreciation of Our Officer Friends Program" is a Hit at Bell Elementary

Kim Lasley's 2nd grade classroom performed a program written by teacher Susan Helms to show the school's gratitude for the Police Appreciation Program on May 7th. That event was followed up by a parade of law enforcement that high-fived the children as they walked through their hallways. The first and second graders cheered for their officer friends who have been visiting them this school year. Bell Elementary Officer Friends Program was implemented this school year and was very successful. 

Check out the video on the left column of the front page.

Bell Elementary Recognizes AR winner for 1st and 2nd grade Bell Elementary Recognizes AR winner for 1st and 2nd grade

Congrats to Kason Hicks for scoring in the 300 point club with a score of 326 AR points. Clark Phillips won a drawing based on family participation at the Book Fair held April 28th to May 3rd.

Wayne County Boys Basketball Camp for K-5th Grade Basketball Camp

Wayne County Boys Basketball Camp is free admission and will be conducted by Wayne County Boys Basketball Coaches featuring former player Peyton Woods. Registration will be completed by parent/guardian on the first day of camp. 

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. 

Bell Elementary Honors Program Jan Lewis's students receives certificates

First and second graders were happy to be recognized for their efforts at school this year. Each class received award from their teachers at Honors assemblies. 

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

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. 

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Second Graders enjoy learning math facts through competition Second Graders enjoy learning math facts through competition

Students nail math skills and recruit medals and trophies for their quick thinking at Bell Elementary

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.

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.

Close to 90 people attended the Family Math Night at Bell Elementary Enhancing math through card games

On May 2nd, first and second graders were treated to an evening of Math games with their families. Students had fun playing Math Bingo and using playing cards to emphasize Math skills. Teacher Jamie Reagan hosted the event which was well attended.

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!

Ms. Kentucky visits students at Monticello and Bell Elementary through Family Resource Center Ms. Kentucky shared her crown with Raylynn Byrd

 Students at Bell and Monticello Elementary Schools were delighted to meet Katie Bouchard, the reigning Miss Kentucky 2018 recently.

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.

Bell Elementary Students and Families Enjoyed "Get Revved Up for Reading" Students participating in activities

Some 215 people attended the recent literacy night which included dinner, reading, activities, and special drawing for prizes. Community members graciously brought in some antique vehicles to park on the playground so the students could check them out and learn about the car enthusiasts' passions.

Bell Elementary staff excel in Reading initiatives Bell Elementary staff excel in Reading initiatives
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.

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. 

Community Readers volunteer at Bell's Read Across America special events Community Readers volunteer as Bell's Read Across America special events

Shout Out to Bell Elementary students for reading 1,152 books on March 1 to kick off the Read Across America campaign. Bell Elementary Librarian Nell Boils said the student goal was to read 1,000 books with an 80 percent or higher score on their Accelerated Reader comprehension quiz. She appreciated the students' efforts along with the teachers' collaboration and support on the event. Following that success, the Cat in the Hat visited Bell, as well as local volunteers who kindly contributed to the literacy event. Students rotated between stations in the gymnasium and enjoyed a book read by community helpers.

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.  

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.

Bell Presents Dental Day Program In Honor of Dental Hygiene Month Dental Day Program Cast

Heather Lewis' class presented a Dental Day program in honor of Dental Hygiene Month. Teacher Lois Bradley portrayed the tooth fairy for the program. 

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!

Parent Teacher Conferences have been Underway (L-R) Substitute Teacher Justin Cole talking to mother Brandi Rednour about her child Chandler Rednours work

Parent teacher conferences were held at each of the different school buildings during February. Thank you to the families who attended. 

"The Way to Bee" at Bell Elementary School The Way to Bee Musical

Savannah Wilson's second grade class had fun participating in the musical that stressed character education. Lois Bradley wrote the program and Susan Helms was the musical director.

Making a Difference: Bell Elementary Student Collects Police Badges Tucker Kennedy

Lexington WKYT TV Channel 18 recently featured a Wayne County School 7-year-old student in regard to his collection of police badges and dreams of getting his own badge when he joins the police force one day. The feature story ran February 15th and is attached.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Christmas Card Artists Recognized Icon

Special thanks to students from Bell Elementary for their festive artwork. in December. Their artwork was featured on the district's digital holiday card. They received a gift from Cental Office for their winning entry out of hundreds of submissions. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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!

First and Second graders honored at Awards Program Savanna Bates stands with her classmates after receiving her awards

Bell Elementary students received awards for citizenship, AR attendance, mastery in reading/math, site words, hand-writing, and character education.