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Actors perform A Christmas Carol Monticello Elementary Performers provide songs in play Scene from A Christmas Carol Bell Elementary student Rylan Matthews found a bell on a desk from Santa after reading the Polar Express Wayne County Schools participated in the local Christmas Parade Future Front Facade of Monticello Elementary courtesy of DECO Architects Huge crowd attends Camp Read-A-Lot at Monticello Elementary Kameron Hammond and Mekhi Ferrell enjoyed meeting Landry and Ms. Lori Sixth graders participated in SKMA All-Festival Children's and Junior High Honor Choruses WCHS Marching Band performs "House of Cards" at the football game DAV performs a 21 gun salute honoring veterans at the football game Drum Major Amanda Harvey leads the band in "The Hand You're Dealt" Monticello Elementary Academic team with coaches (L-R) Denise Phipps, Sylvia Hicks, Taymme Sumpter, Katina Shearer Walter Hobbs (Micah Burchett) and Mr. Greenway (Palmer Smith) in Elf JR musical presented by Monticello Elementary WCMS Hosts 21st Century Lights on After School Girls Elementary Cross Country Team placed first at the Cave Lake Fall Classic on October 20th The Burnett family came to the Monticello Elementary Parent Teacher Conference night Top Accelerated Reading Program students at Monticello Elementary KDE encourages drivers to be cautious of school buses loading students as the new school year begins
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

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