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Monticello Elementary students experience concepts first hand at annual Science Fair 5th graders participate in Science Fair

Monticello Elementary fifth graders participated in an annual Science Fair to help them better understand and reinforce Next Generation Science Standards that are implemented in their classrooms on a daily basis. Students showed off Science experiments that they conducted and the art work they did to market their hypothesis. The hope is that events like this will spark further interest in STEM classes that could lead students to impressive career related options.     

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.

Huge crowd attends Camp Read-A-Lot Huge crowd attends Camp Read-A-Lot

It was a fun night for kids pretending they were at a campground with tents and camping gear spread all over the school building. Students sang-a-long at the campfire reading event in the Monticello Elementary School as the lights went down and the students glow sticks lit up the gym. Teachers stressed reading aloud as their white boards showed a digital campfire scene inside classrooms. The third, fourth and fifth graders and their families made lanterns in the classrooms before receiving free books and goodie bags to take home on their way out the foyer.   

Monticello Elementary students recognized for their art work Winning Artists received gift bags and plaques for their work on the District Christmas card

Six students received plaques and gifts thanking them for their art which was used in the school district's email card. All of the drawings were exhibited in the Board of Education Conference Room in December.

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

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

Students prepared turkey, mashed potatoes, peas, dressing, and brownies for those in need from the high school cafeteria

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.

Monticello Elementary students did a great job performing A Christmas Carol Chrarles Dickens reading

Students who attend the 21st Century Drama Club preformed A Christmas Carol, adapted for a large cast of young performers by Kathryn Schultz Miller available through ArtReach Children's Theatre Plays. The third, fourth and fifth graders met after school for drama practice throughout the semester to perform Charles Dickens' holiday classic tale. The play took the audience on a journey to the past, present and future during a daytime school performance and evening public performance on December 16th. The audience applauded the casts' efforts in bringing the musical version of Ebenezer Scrooge's life and ultimate redemption in this traditional story to the Monticello Elementary stage. Dickens characters - Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Marley's Ghost, Mr. Fezziwig, Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, Future - and a host of others brought the spirit of Christmas to the hearts of everyone involved young and old.   

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.

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.

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.  

Wayne County Jr Pro Schedule Wayne County Jr Pro Schedule

Wayne County Jr Pro is starting up once again at Monticello Elementary. The schedule for the games and which court your child will be playing on is listed below.

Ventriloquist provides interesting program for fifth graders Ventriloquist provides interesting program for fifth graders

First Southern Bank sponsored a wonderful "Smart with Money" program recently. Ventriloquist Lori Bruner traveled to Monticello Elementary School with her cast of characters to share an age-appropriate economics lesson on making wise decisions.

FBLA students participate in anti-bullying campaign at Monticello Elementary 123456789

ATC students shared "The Juice Book Bully" book in classes at Monticello Elementary encouraging younger students to sign a poster against bullying. The younger students were excited to meet the teenagers and participate in the project.

Chamber of Commerce makes plans for Christmas parade and Decorating Contest Chamber of Commerce makes plans for Christmas parade and Dancing Contest
GT Students receive community service hours on turkey meal days GT Students receive community service hours on turkey meal days

GT students recently volunteered to assist in the cafeterias with their busy Thanksgiving meal service. The students will be able to list this on applications for academic programs for colleges, showing their time with community service, especially helpful if they had little beforehand. This collaborative opportunity resulted in helping volunteers get in community service hours, and helping cafeteria staff with their busiest day of the year.

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.

Parent Teacher Conferences 123456789

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.

Monticello Elementary Veterans Day Event 2019 Monticello Elementary Veterans Day Event 2019

Local Timber Businessman Tim Bertram shared highlights of his 18 years of military service and four deployments. He also shared his four years of WC JROTC training and his National Guard C Battery experience, noting he did not look at his service as a task, but instead as an honor. Comradery with other veterans was something he mentioned he appreciated along with being able to serve his community.

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). 

Lights on After School celebration highlights students' accomplishments 123456898979

“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.

Middle School Sixth Grade Girls Choir Participated in SKMA Children's and Junior High Honor Choruses 12345678

The Wayne County Middle School sixth grade choir rehearsed all day at the First Baptist Church in London before the evening concert on October 22nd.

Mega party held after school for Monticello Elementary students to raise funds for playground equipment Mega party held after school for Monticello Elementary students to raise funds for playground equipment

There was a big turn out of students playing on the 7 inflatables at the after school party. They also enjoyed a movie called Secret Life of Pets 2. The event will help fund the ongoing playground improvement project, along with special field trips.

Page Turners Book Club inspire younger students Page Turners Book Club inspire younger students

That is certainly the goal for all Wayne County students, but there is a particular group of youngsters that may really be nailing that goal. They are known as the Page turners, thanks to an after school club they are attending.

Monticello Elementary Cafeteria Celebrated the 50's Monticello Elementary Cooks

It looked like an old fashioned soda bar inside the two cafeterias. Healthy Snacks Activity Fun pamphlets were handed out at their event to promote proper nutrition.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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!

Students in 3th, 4th, 5th grades attended Monticello Elementary orientation at different times Monticello Orientation7th grader L'ton Crabtree, 4th grader Brianna Smith, and 4th grader Lavaya Crabtree looked at library books with Media Specialist Tracy Slagle

Families enjoyed meeting teachers and finding where classrooms were situated. Students found out about opportunities regarding membership in the Waynetonian Choir or the school's academic team.  Winston the therapy dog who assists with the reading program, greeted students in the foyer.

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.

Monticello Lodge 431 donates bicycles and helmets to Monticello Elementary Monticello Lodge 431 donates bicycles and helmets to Monticello Elementary

Members of Monticello Lodge 431, along with the help of Walmart, donated bicycles and helmets to Monticello Elementary. the bikes and helmets will be used for an incentive drive to help with attendance, straight A's, and behavior. Students will be rewarded for their efforts by the drawing for the bikes and helmets. Walmart matched the Monticello Lodge donation to help provide for this program. Monticello Elementary staff and students appreciate their generosity.

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.

Elementary Students enjoy Magic Tree House books associated with weekly activities at 21st Century Summer Camp Elementary Students enjoy Magic Tree House books associated with weekly activities at 21st Century Summer Camp

The book themes provided the weekly schedules which were headlined: Tonight on the Titanic, Pirates Past Noon, Dingoes at Dinner Time, Civil War on Sunday, and Stallions by Starlight.

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. 

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.

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.  

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. 

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!

Field Day popular event at Monticello Elementary School Field Day popular event at Monticello Elementary

Students in each grade participated in their own Field Days at the end of the school year. Counselor Noah Rice coordinated a variety of fun athletic team events for the students to enjoy ranging from tug of war to relay races. 

Third grade honors program held at Monticello Elementary School Third grade honors program held at Monticello Elementary School

Awards were given at each grade level recognizing student accomplishments. There were presented by Principal Virginia Cares and Assistant Principal Mitchell Gregory. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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!

Monticello Elementary students enjoy "Life is Cool" anatomy workshop Students enjoy Life is Cool demonstrations

Fourth graders had the opportunity to learn through the Donate Life KY Coalition on-site traveling fair on April 11 at the Monticello Elementary School gym. The program was the final part of a six lesson study of human anatomy, healthy life choices and organ donation. Students completed five one-hour classroom lessons before experiencing the hands-on event that included 10 different learning stations staffed by healthcare personnel and volunteers from across Kentucky.    

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.

Monticello Elementary students see the stars in dome theatre Planetarium

Students viewed constellations in Living Arts & Science Center visiting planetarium, Katherine Bullock, Discovery Education Director presented the interesting look at the night time sky.

Monticello Elementary Student Leadership Team Took Supplies to the Wayne County Animal Control Center Leadership Team students

Seventeen leadership Team students got a close up look at the dogs and cats waiting for new homes at the shelter located on Blevins Dr. next to the County Recycling Center. They took all kinds of food and treats that students donated in connection with a recent "Fetch a Good Book" literacy event.

WCME 2020 5th grade is going to Washington D.C. spring break 2020 WCME 2020 5th grade is going to Washington D.C. spring break 2020

Current fourth grade students and their parents are invited Wednesday, April 17, to the WCME library at 5 p.m. to learn about a travel study option for interested high-achieving students who have demonstrated good behavior, good attendance, and good grades. The limited spots available will be filled on a first-come, first serve basis. Learn more about the details, travel logistics, how it will enhance 5th grade curriculum, and affordable payment options.

4th Graders Enjoy Environmental Education Field Day 4-H

Fourth grade students from Monticello Elementary attended an Environmental Education Field Day at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp on March 25th and 26th. Students rotated stations throughout the day that included mammals, birds, and rocks. 4-H Agent Toni Humble coordinated the field day as a part of the ongoing 4-H school enrichment programs. 

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.

"Fetch a Good Book" Family Literacy Night Held at Monticello Elementary on March 28th Dog treats collected to go to pound

Guest author Leigh Anne Florence and her dog Woody, the Kentucky Weiner dog, captivated the children with her inspiring story. She provided daytime assemblies, writing workshops and an evening Family Literacy event following a hot dog dinner. A student service learning project was even tied to the event. 

Monticello Elementary students love Winston, the therapy dog, who encourages Reading Group

Students enjoy reading with Winston, a specially trained Standard French Poodle that Family Resource Center Director Leslie Randall brings to schools on certain days. Winston was among the dogs who were featured during a recent canine themed Family Literacy Night at Monticello Elementary School. Therapy dogs like Winston are being used in schools across the country to relieve students' stress, help children to read, and even boost test scores and attendance. Therapy dogs are nonjudgmental and provide students with unconditional love. Educators focus on the comfort of the students and the dogs to get the best results.

Monticello Elementary Hosts "Life is Cool" Life is Cool Icon

Monticello Elementary will be hosting an on-site program called "Life is Cool" for all fourth grade students on April 11th, with one group going from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the second from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The onsite program will be held at Monticello Elementary and is the final part of a 6 lesson study of human anatomy, healthy life choices and organ donation.

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. 

Fetch a good book Fetch a good book

 

Enjoy some “dog”licious refreshments, have your picture taken with Monticello Elementary’s very own Winston, and meet/greet author, Leigh Anne Florence.

Abraham Lincoln impersonator visits schools to share impressive history lesson Abraham Lincoln with Jacob Scarborough

He was a hit at Monticello Elementary and WCHS in his dramatic presentation. Paul Boggs also portrayed Abraham Lincoln at the Mill Springs Battlefield Visitor Center Thursday, March 7th..

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.    

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!

Monticello Elementary Receives Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant and support from American Woodmark Corp. toolbox for education logo

Monticello Elementary was awarded the Lowe’s Toolbox of Education Grant. The school was awarded $5,000. That grant was followed by a generous grant from American Woodmark. Their foundation team recently visited Monticello Elementary to share a check for the playground fund.

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.

Monticello Elementary Academic Team named Quick Recall and Future Problem Solving District Governor’s Cup Runners Up Monticello Elementary Academic team with coaches (L-R) Denise Phipps, Sylvia Hicks, Taymme Sumpter, Katina Shearer

Late afternoon practices tucked deep inside a classroom at Monticello Elementary
School resembled some sort of mini ‘think tank’ as the youngsters tried to cram interesting facts into
their brains. They studied, swapped information, and learned all kinds of academic tips as a
result of this mental exercise as they prepared for their Governor's Cup competition.

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.

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. 

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.

Monticello Elementary Student Leadership Team helped coordinate canned food drive in December Icon

A team of 21 students representing third, fourth, and fifth graders recently participated in their first service learning project. They asked the student body to donate canned food items to the House of Blessings. A few of the elementary members from the group helped box up the food items which were then delivered. 

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.

Want to read to Winston? Winston

Each month a selected group of students from each grade at Monticello Elementary, who have shown achievement in their school's monthly reading challenge, will get to read to Winston! He REALLY LOVES it when kids read to him and he is excited to meet you! Work hard, enjoy reading, and maybe YOU can earn an appointment to read to Winston!!!

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. 

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.

FRC Director Leslie Randall and Winston, the therapy dog, help launch a new Reading Initiative Leslie Randall and Winston the therapy dog

Monticello Elementary students can learn more about Winston and therapy dogs through a book Randall is reading to them via a video they can tap onto online.

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.

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.

Monticello Elementary School Archery Team placed first at Middle Tribal Tournament on January 5th. Archery

Several Wayne County students excelled in the individual competitions at the recent tournament. The WCMS Archery Team and WCHS Archery Team placed third.

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.

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.

Beauty and the Beast Jr. had two evening performances and a short daytime school performance Dancing with Beauty and the Beast

Monticello Elementary third, fourth and fifth graders did an outstanding job portraying characters in the wonderful musical. The students worked hard at drama practices after school through the 21st Century Program for a semester. The evening performances for the public received standing ovations.  

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!

Monticello Elementary recognizes student achievements at Honors Programs Allison Perez smiles during the fourth grade awards ceremony

Third, fourth, and fifth graders were recognized in individual ceremonies.

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