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Kate Brown got to meet the Cardinal Bird at Bell Elementary’s Plant the Seeds of Learning Family Reading Night Drive-Through Monticello Elementary student Emily Gregory with Clifford the Dog at the Child Plus Fair Cumberland Family Healthy Kids Clinic Staff on hand for Child Plus Fair 21st Century sponsors December Festival of Lights Drive-Thru Event Principal Angela Ballinger reads a book to her students virtually, following drive-thru event. Kindergarten Teacher Beth Corder hands out literacy package to students at Walker's Thankfulness drive thru Library Assistant Sherry Lemaster waved to students at holiday drive-thru event Counselor Jill Frogge shakes hands with Frosty at Drive-Thru special event Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus at Monticello Elementary Riding Through a Reading Wonderland Preschool Teacher Nicki Prince spent time with her new student Victorya Perez at Orientation. Preschooler Maci Floyd enjoyed orientation at Walker Early Learning Center 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 Wayne County Varsity Cheerleaders performed at the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championships Huge crowd attends Camp Read-A-Lot at Monticello Elementary Sharlene Prince’s Preschool Class takes Gingerbread man to Kitchen to be baked WCHS Marching Band performs "House of Cards" at the football game DAV performs a 21 gun salute honoring veterans at the football game Drum Major Amanda Harvey leads the band in "The Hand You're Dealt" First breakfast in kindergarten 2019 class Preschool Teacher Whitney Burks and daughter Daisey enjoying the Child Plus Fair Candyland booth for WELC "Where Learning is Sweet" Walker's decorations featured hay bales dressed as Minions from the movie Despicable Me Aiden Cooper looks up to Police Officer Joe Bybee Peggy Burnette and grandsons kindergartener Nathaniel Scott and preschooler Noah Scott attended a fun Family Literacy Night at Walker Early Learning Center KDE encourages drivers to be cautious of school buses loading students as the new school year begins
Walker Early Learning Center Preschoolers and Kindergarteners enjoy Farm Days Farm Background was located in the main hallway at school

Farm Days are exciting for the youngest children on campus since they get a close up look at animals and sample hands-on activities. The children are exposed to everything from wildlife to livestock to farming practices. Special thanks to the Wayne County Extension Office, Soil Conservation Office, Wayne County FFA program, and Cobb Avian for helping with this annual event.   

Wayne County School Parents, your help is needed! KY Broadband Initiative graphic

The Kentucky Broadband Initiative is a network of public and private partners working to expand internet access and build a stronger digital infrastructure in rural communities across Kentucky. We are asking everyone to please go to this website and complete an internet speed test.  This data will help locate areas in the county that have slow internet speeds or none at all.  The Kentucky Broadband Initiative can provide funds to our community to build better internet access for students and families

Parents respond to Supplemental School Year Program Survey WC logo

Wayne County Schools have received 117 parent requests to participate in the Supplemental School Year Program (SSYP) created by Kentucky Senate Bill 128. This legislation was passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and allows any K-12 students to use the 2021-2022 school year as a supplemental year to retake or supplement courses the student has already taken.

Cobb employees share the chick hatching process at the hatchery Cobb employee Jennifer Guffey let two of the students hold the baby chicks

Cobb employees presented assemblies to Bell Elementary students giving an overview of the local hatchery operations. The students were delighted with the program and could not wait to get a close up view of the baby chicks they brought to school. The Cobb employees never committed on which came first....the chicken or the egg.  

Child Plus Fair will be Saturday, May 1 Child Plus Fair Flyer

Spread the word that the annual Child Plus Fair will be held outdoors at Memorial Park on May 1. Parents of school age children will receive information on enrolling their child in Preschool, Head Start or Kindergarten. Community partners will be passing out FREE items to those that attend. Parents can drive by each booth to receive information. Come out and enjoy the colorful Candyland theme. 

Walker Early Learning Center Principal chosen to participate in forum for Sesame Street in Communities website A page on the Sesame Street in Communities website

Principal Angela Ballinger was invited to participate in a national focus group forum for Sesame Street in Communities. Their website designers were seeking opinions to help make updates to their website at https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/ based on a survey she and others had responded to last October. She was pleased to participate in a recent zoom meeting with others across the country to provide them with valuable feedback on the updates they had made to the website that offers a wide variety of programs, activities and professional development available to parents and educators.  

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