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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.

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.

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.

High School Veterans Assembly was held on Veterans Day CW4 Inman recognized his former teaching partner

CW4 (Retired) William Inman returned to Monticello to provide a great Veterans Day program along with the JROTC cadets. Local veterans attended the annual solemn program along with the high school students.

WCHS Art Students participate in Women’s Club 9th District Art Contest (T-B L-R) Jeanne Tate, Jacob Hill, Art Teacher Tim Withers, Andrea Huffer, Rylee Keith, Cainen Rice

Several Wayne County High School Art students entered the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Kentucky annual art contest thanks to the Monticello Women’s Club sponsorship.


Wayne County Middle School Students awarded gift cards for anti-bullying poster contest Anti-bullying poster contest winners

Senture sponsored the anti-bullying poster contest with three students producing winning artwork.

Wayne is Triumphant over Lincoln 123456789

The Wayne County Cardinals hosted the first round of tournament play this past Friday, November 8th 2019, against the Patriots of Lincoln County. Final score of the game was Wayne County 56, Lincoln County 33. 

Two Wayne County Teams placed in the Kentucky Bass Federation State Tournament  Hannah Kempton, Jenna Morrow, Jonathan Gregory and Kason Stockton

Two Wayne County teams placed in the Kentucky Bass Federation State Tournament held October 19-20.The Kentucky Bass Federation held their state tournament on October 19-20 out of Conley Bottom and two teams from Wayne County placed. 

Wayne County Cross Country Team Wraps out Season at State Championship 12456789

The Wayne County Cross Country Team traveled all the way to the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday November the 2nd, to compete in the Cross Country State Championship. There were 32 teams that participated and Wayne County finished 17th overall as a team. 

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.

Local FFA Students attend National Conference in Indianapolis Local FFA Students attend National Conference in Indianapolis

On October 30th- November 1st fifteen FFA members attended the National FFA convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. Students attended workshops and sessions along with 67,000 other members. 

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. 

Wayne County High School Volleyball Team Members Honored Volleyball

Sarah Gregory, Annesa Roysdon, and Chloe Rice were selected to be on the 12th Region All Season 1st Team. Macey Blevins was selected to the 12th Region All Tournament Team. Annessa Roysdon was also selected by the KVCA as the 12th Region Player of the Year and was recognized at the Semi Finals of the State Tournament. She is the first player in program history to receive the Player of the Year award. She is only the second to receive All-State Honorable Mention. Head Coach Sandra Baker also won 12th Region Coach of the Year.

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). 

Wayne County Band Does Well at State 123456789123456

The Wayne County Marching Band performed at the Kentucky Music Educators Association state semi-finals on Saturday in Bowling Green at Warren Central High School. The students had their best performance of the year placing 12th in class 3A for the state. The band program is looking forward to next year and excited about the future musicians

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.

WCHS FFA students attend Women in Agriculture conference FFA members work with a calf at the women in ag

On October 14-16th, nine FFA members attended the annual Women in Agricultural conference where they benefitted from all kinds of business and agriculture information.

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.

Wayne County High School Cross Country Team named Class 2A Regional Runners Up Team photo after the race with runner-up trophy

The Wayne County High School Cross Country Team ran their hardest at the Super Regionals this past Saturday, October 26th. There were 43 High Schools  represented for regions 5 Class 2A, 6 Class 1A, 7 Class 3A. Going into the race, Wayne County was projected to finish 4th place team overall and ended up finishing as Regional Runner Up's. This great performance earned the team a spot to run in the State competition coming up at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday, November 2. Go Cards!

Excellent broccoli crop harvested in the school garden WCHS FFA Member Myles Gregory

WCHS Senior Myles Gregory is the student garden manager over the FFA garden. He works with the local extension service coordinating the harvests and distribution process. The broccoli crop did terrific this season and will be used in the school cafeterias across the campus.

Cardinals Beat Corbin Redhounds in dramatic game Cardinals Beat Corbin Redhounds in Dramatic Way

Wayne County traveled to Corbin, Kentucky to play one of the hardest games they had played all season. They were able to edge out the Redhounds by winning 18-16. It was a low scoring affair but a thrilling 4th quarter as Wayne would have to fight back to win the game. Quarter Back Brody Weaver had a great game throwing 10/21 and passing for 166 yards and a touchdown. Running Back Braedon Sloan ran hard, rushing for 207 yards and a touchdown. Tito Ruiz was able to recover a fumble from Corbin's special teams unit. Defensive Lineman Cody Roysdon lead the team in tackles with eight. The next game for the Wayne County Cardinals will be this Friday, November 1st, at North Laurel. 

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.

Family and Consumer Science Students Earn the "KY Orientation for Early Care and Education Professionals" Certification Students who passed the test in the preparatory early childhood education pathway

22 students who are preparatory in the early childhood education pathway (offered by Mrs. Shannon Foster/ Family and Consumer Science) earned the "KY Orientation for Early Care and Education Professionals" on Tuesday, October 22. This is one of three stackable  industry certifications in the pathway to prepare the students to become transition ready. The students will hopefully also earn the Pediatric Head Trauma Prevention Training Certificate as well as the Commonwealth Child Care Credential Certificate of Eligibility to complete the series of industry certification in the field.

Students participated in St. Jude Trikeathon 1234567

Walker students had fun following an upbeat exercise video they were doing in physical education class as they took turns participating in the Trikeathon in a wide hallway outside the classroom. P.E. Teacher Amy Cross shared the software program she uses in her classes with a few high schoolers from Shannon Foster's early childhood class to teach them about instructional tools. The high school students enjoyed assisting the young students who were able to raise $2,289.92 at school and online for the St. Jude Hospital service learning event.

WCHS Agriculture Students work on Service Learning Project Student Garden Manager Myles Gregory Plants Flowers at the Armory

Amir Ruiz, Micah Morrow, Abigail Huckaby, Myles Gregory, and Trevor Dishman planted chrysanthemums at the National Guard Armory for beautification around the American flag

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.

Walker Early Learning Center staff and students Joined the Cooks in saluting the 80's during National School Lunch Week Walker Staff

The entire school dressed up including students and staff celebrating 80's tunes. Walker Early Learning Center went for the gold and won the fun in-house contest. Each of the schools did a great job creating a lot of excitement in the cafeterias and promoting healthy eating habits.  

Wayne County Middle School had a "Color Me" contest to survey students on their favorite menu choices Middle School Staff

The cooks dressed as their favorite singers, while students got a chocolate ice cream bar for turning in their favorite food choices. A few of the high school band students pitched in to help on the food line.

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.

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Healthy Kids program providing flu shots to students and staff during October Ibby Hopper

This is the fifth year the Healthy Kids Clinic has helped conveniently provide
health services to Wayne County School students and staff. This has been a great
partnership and the district is grateful to Cumberland Family Medical Center’s Dr.
Loy for having the vision and including Wayne County Schools on the ground floor
of this program, based in Russell Springs. This health initiative has really taken off
and blossomed over the years.

Band Performs Very Well at Competitions and at the Football Game Color Guard shows off their flags

Congratulations to the Wayne County Marching Band. After a review of the scores from The South Laurel Cardinal Classic held on Oct.12, a mix up was found in the scores resulting in the Wayne County Marching Band being awarded Reserve Grand Champion. This weekend at state quarterfinal competition held at George Rogers Clark High School the marching band earned a distinguished rating while finishing sixth overall and advancing to the state semifinals to be held in Bowling Green on Oct. 26. Good luck to the marching Cardinals in state competition.


WCHS Volleyball played very well on Senior Night WCHS Volleyball played very well on Senior Night

The Wayne County High School Volleyball Team beat Whitley County 2-0 on October 15th 2019. It was also senior night and many of the seniors enjoyed playing their last regular season game together. A wonderful ceremony was held for the seniors that night, they got flowers, a picture, and a volleyball sign with their name on it. The Junior Varsity and Freshman teams also won their matches in a convincing manner.

Golf Team performs exceptionally at State Golf Team poses for a group photo at state

The Wayne County Golf Team played great at the Kentucky High School State Golf Tournament on October 10th through October 12th. Reese Sexton played really well, shooting a 72 and 73 which earned him a tie for 4th place overall individually. The team would finish 7th overall which is the best any Wayne County Golf Team has performed at state in school history.

ATC Carpentry students enjoy attending Construction Fair ATC Carpentry students enjoy attending Construction Fair

On September 25th, the Wayne County Carpentry students attended the annual K4C Construction Fair held in Shelbyville, Kentucky. This event connects technical education programs to the construction economy. Students got the opportunity to engage with exhibitors, sponsors, and use construction equipment. Employer and colleges were on hand to help spread the word about pathways to careers

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.

WCHS Students Benefit From Terrific Motivational Speaker Thanks to Local GEAR Up Program Clint Pulver played the drums

Motivational speaker Clint Pulver really connected with the upperclassmen at Wayne County High School, along with their instructors. It was an afternoon assembly held courtesy of the GEAR Up Program in connection with the recent College Night activities.

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.

Heroes Night Planned for Upcoming Football game America Flag

At this Friday's home football game, we'll be having a Heroes Night where we salute all Wayne County Heroes. The local DAV Chapter 105 will be providing a 21-gun salute to recognizing local veterans.

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.

College Night helps juniors and seniors plan their futures Kentucky Fame offers students unique work/college experience

Lots of families attended valuable break out sessions regarding FAFSA/paying for college and small group sessions with business people and college representatives after a dinner that was provided by the GEAR UP program. 

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.

WCHS Nutrition Staff Launch National School Lunch Week WCHS lunchroom staff step beack into the fifties

The #NSLW19 theme in "School Lunch: What's on your playlist?"  spotlights the wide variety of flavors, dishes, delivery options and tastes that can be customized in today's school lunch. A local contest is heating up within the district at each cafeteria.

Walker Early Learning Center Safety Day Preschoolers pretend to drive sheriff's jeep

Thanks to first responders, Safety Day was a hit for preschoolers and kindergarten students who learned basic safety tips from the experts. 

Wayne County Golf Team Wins Region for Second Year in a Row Regional

The Wayne County Golf Team came away with a big win at the Golf Regionals. Senior Reese Sexton shot a 72 on the day and his brother Gehrig Sexton shot a 71 on the day. Senior Kameron Gehring shot a score of 73. Gage Gregory shot a 76 and Aaron Hesse shot a 90, giving the team a total score of 292. It was a very impressive day for the Golfing Cardinals, as they were able to go back to back on Region Champions.

Ladys Soccer Team honors Seniors Senior Night

The Wayne County High School Girls Soccer Team honored their Seniors on Tuesday, October 1st. There are two Seniors that will graduate this year. Tori Vaughn and Andrea Napier were the two Seniors that were honored by the team. These two players have been with the program all throughout their high school years and have enjoyed every minute of it.

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

Farm to Fork lunch served within district recently High School Cafeteria Manager Michelle Lowe adds fresh cantaloupe to the serving line

Many of the vegetables served in the cafeteria were harvested and grown by agriculture students. All of the items on the serving line were fresh from the school garden, except the beef which was from Foothills, along with homemade cornmeal to top off the meal. 

Wayne County vs Danville Football Game Cancelled h

The Wayne County Cardinals were unable to finish the game against the Admirals of Danville on Friday September 27th. Wayne County came out on fire scoring two touchdowns within the first quarter. The Wayne County Football team felt pretty good going into the second quarter. Then about three minutes into the second quarter an official spotted lightning in the distance.

Middle School Girls Golfers did Great at Regional Golf Tournament h

Female Golfers Kelsay Collins and Melany Dobbs played very well at the Middle School Regional Golf Tournament. Both Golfers had an impressive day, Kelsay coming away with first place overall and Malainey finished second.These young ladies will be playing at the Middle School State Tournament at Quail Chase in Louisville.

"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.

Gear up program takes juniors to college fair at SCC students visit college booths

WCHS juniors were able to speak to various college representatives, as well as touring the SCC campus and visiting classes.

Exciting STEM course ignited curiosity at the middle school this past school year Jolene Spears, Elijah Bolen, and David Terry work on their puzzle design

A new six-week rotation class using Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Gateway curriculum was successfully implemented at the Wayne County Middle School this past school year. It was so popular and stimulating that it was not uncommon to see students wanting to finish their work instead of go to lunch when the bell rang to switch classes. 

White Coat Ceremony held at the conclusion of the WCHS Project Lead the Way Classes White Coat Ceremony held at the conclusion of the WCHS Project Lead the Way Classes

An evening dinner and ceremony was held at the close of the school year to celebrate the students' accomplishments who participated in the biomedical science classes held at the high school. The event was somewhat sentimental, especially for the students who had been in the program for three years under the guidance of Emily Hopper, who was retiring from the program. This year, the program is continuing under the guidance of Biology Teacher Kelly Brown, who participated in specialized training this summer, to be able to provide the rigorous courses offered to local high school students enrolled in the program.  

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.

Boys High School Soccer Celebrated Senior Night With a Big Win Boys High School Soccer Celebrated Senior Night With a Big Win

The Wayne County High School Boys Soccer Team was ready to play against Monroe County this past Tuesday on September 24th. All of the Seniors were ready and willing to do whatever needed to be done to win the match. After all was said and done, the Wayne County Cardinals would beat the fighting Falcons of Monroe County, the final score being 4-0. Their next game will be September 30th, and will be home against North Laurel.

College Night for Juniors and Seniors coming up tonight on October 1st Flyer for College Night

Don't miss this opportunity to participate in a local college and career fair in your own school. Get answers about different colleges, varying career paths right here at home and financial information Food and door prizes featured at this big event.

Boys Golf Team qualified to play in All State Championship golf

The Wayne County Golf Team qualified to play in the Kentucky Golf Coaches Association All State Championship on September 21-22. This was a two day tournament at the U Club in Lexington. The team finished fifth out of the top fifteen teams in the state. Congratulations to all these young men.

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.

Big turnout for second session of Born Learning Shannon and Aaron Foster with their son at Born Learning event

The next session for Born Learning will be held September 30th at Walker Early Learning Center. It is not too late for families with children ages 0 - School Age to sign up for these workshops that go through October 28th. The workshop begins with a free dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by parenting classes, complete with childcare provided for children.  

Wayne County High School Cross Country Team Ran hard at the Wayne County Invitational Cross Country

The Wayne County High School Cross Country Team ran at Cave Lake this past Saturday September 21st. The team would finish 6th place overall with a total score of 190. The next race will be this Saturday, September 28th at the Berea Community Invitational.

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. 

WCHS Pep Rally culminates at end of Spirit Week activities at the High School Spirit Week Winners

WCHS Spirit Week leads up to Pep Rally to salute the Cardinal Football Team prior to the annual Homecoming Game.

Craft and Gatton Academy offer STEM training Gatton Academy

The Craft Academy and The Gatton Academy are coming to Somerset for a visit Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. EST. Southwestern High School will be hosting the event.

Bell Elementary Lab rotations nail Life Science skills First Grader Levi Vaughn examines his rock

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

Wayne County Golf Team Plays Well at U Club Golf

The Wayne County Golf Team qualified to play in the Kentucky Golf Coaches Association All State Championship this past weekend September 21st-22nd 2019. This was a two day tournament at the U Club in Lexington. The team finished fifth out of the top fifteen teams in the state.

Homecoming 2019 celebrates with a winning game and lots of activities Homecoming 2019 celebrates with a winning game and lots of activities

Nicole Hesse and Tyler Lovett were named Homecoming Queen and King. Runner Ups were Monce Bravo and Nick Shearer and Second Runner Ups were Kara Taylor and Jacob Morgan. David Phillipy and Shane Shoemaker were honored for their many years of service to the Wayne County Football program.  

WKU Admissions Counselor Visits WCHS WKU Admissions Counselor Visits WCHS

It is that time of the year again for the senior class of Wayne County High School to sign up for colleges! With a plethora of options, one in particular just visited the school on September 12, Western Kentucky University (WKU). WKU had sent their Admissions Counselor Rachel Mergenthal to discuss with select WCHS seniors what they can expect from WKU itself and what it requires to be up for consideration in order to gain admission into the prestigious university. 

Homecoming Parade fun for students f

The Wayne County Homecoming Parade was on Thursday, the 19th and went very smoothly. Candidates were really able to show how much fun and exciting homecoming really is. This year's homecoming court absolutely enjoyed seeing family and friends as they rode down main street. The King and Queen will be announced this Friday, the 20th at the home football game against Harlan County.

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. 

First WCMS Tennis Program started WCMS newly established team

A new coed tennis program has been started at WCMS. Coach Ronnie Sexton has started the team which will be used as a feeder program for his Girls High School Tennis Team in the future.   

"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.

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. 

First of the six series of BornLearning get togethers bl

Families appreciated the information they learned about early brain development and how everyday activities at home can nurture this in young children. Children received blocks and gifts to reinforce early learning skills at home. Families were served dinner in the cafeteria, followed by valuable parenting education tips, while childcare was provided. The next date for BornLearning will be September 23rd and families with babies to preschool age are encouraged to participate. Call 348-4251 for more information.

JROTC Raider Team earns second overall in One Rope Bridge category at Clarkrange, TN JROTC

The Wayne County Cardinal Raider team led by Cadet Captain Ziyon Deboer earned second overall among 17 different teams in the One Rope Bridge Category and a third overall in the Strength Category event at the Clarkrange High School JROTC Raider Meet on September 7th.

WCHS Band participated in Mark Twain Preseason Exhibition kicking off season Drum Major Amanda Harvey

On Saturday, Aug 24, the band traveled to Columbia, Ky where they performed their new program, "The Hand You're Dealt". Their unique marching band program can be seen at home football games this season during half time. They are also on the road for their competition season which officially begins on Saturday, September 21 at Pulaski County. Future band competitions are as follows: 9/28-Barren County, 10/12-South Laurel, 10/19-George Rogers Clark, and 10/26-Bowling Green (location to be determined).  

Wayne County Golf Team Wins Big at Boone's Trace Reese

The Wayne County Golf Team traveled just above Richmond Kentucky to play at Boone's Trace golf course this past Saturday, September 14th.

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.  

The Wayne County Cardinals Pummeled The Southwestern Warriors Vaughn

The Wayne County Cardinals continued their success after beating Southwestern 44-6 last Friday. Quarterback Brody Weaver did not miss a beat going 9/15 and throwing 160 yards and a touchdown. Running Back Braedon Sloan was running all over the place rushing for 127 yards and having three rushing touchdowns. Linebacker Lee Shelton was able to force a fumble and fellow Linebacker Noah Baker was able to recover the fumble. Defensive back Cauy Wallace would lead the team in tackles having 10 total tackles. Patrick Radilla also went 5/6 on PAT's and would go 1/1 on Field Goals.

Wayne County Golf Team wins big against neighboring Counties golf

The Wayne County Golf Team played well against McCreary County and Clinton County. In fact the boys team won the match and will continue their efforts to win this Saturday, September 14th as they will travel to Clay County to play at the London Country Club.

WCHS Spirit Week Nicoles Poster

The Wayne County High School will be hosting a Spirit Week on September the 16th and will be going through September the 20th. Students are encouraged to participate and there will be a King and Queen of spirit week announced at the end of the week. So dress up and show your support for your Wayne County Cardinals!

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.

Homecoming Candidates announced at Wayne County High School Homecoming Court

Homecoming candidates will ride in the Homecoming Parade at 5:30 pm on Thursday, Sep. 19th on Main Street. The king and queen will be crowned on the 50 yard line at half time at the WCHS  football game on Sept. 20th. In addition, the Monticello and WCHS Class of 2000 are invited to a reunion in conjunction with the homecoming festivities.

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.  

Wayne County High School Cross Country Team Participated in the Southern Harrier Classic Jacob Morgan

The Wayne Country High School Cross Country team ran against six competitive teams. Jacob Morgan finished 10th overall and was the first finisher for Wayne County. The next Cross Country meet is set for Saturday September 21st at Cave Lake.

WC Golf Team wins third team victory Golf Team

Wayne County Golf Team won its third team victory at London Country Club this past weekend, September 7, in London, Kentucky, riding its talented veterans to the ninth team title in the last two years.

High School students fine tune their computer skills in a practical assignment Computer Science

Students in Introduction to Computer Science had a little practical demonstration in how a computer will only do exactly what it is told to do in exactly the way it is told.

Farm to Fork Dinner raises funds for Imagination Library Extension bookkeeper Diana Cushman presented a $1,676 donation to Walker Early Learning Center principal Angela Ballinger 

The Farm to Fork showcase dinner and school garden tour was a huge success. Thanks to Extension employees and volunteers for helping prepare food, FFA students for their continuous hard work in the garden, Walker Early Learning Center for their partnership, and for all that attended and donated to the Wayne County Imagination Library. This event wouldn't be possible without the community coming together for a common goal!

Grandparents welcomed to Walker Early Learning Center Grandparents Day

Kindergartners and preschoolers are enjoying having their families come to school for snacks and a tour of the book fair in the library.     

Wayne County High School Football 50th Anniversary First Wayne County Football team

The Wayne County High School Football team of 1969 attended a 50th anniversary at a sideline tent party. They stood out in their matching tee shirts which said, "Cardinal Football 50 Year Reunion August 30th, 2019." At half time, the Football team and cheerleaders were recognized at the 50 yard line, returning to Jewel Field.

FFA students provided tour of school garden Agriculture students manned stations in the garden

The Farm to Fork showcase event was held in partnership with the Wayne County Extension Services office on August 27th. The school garden was opened to the public so the agriculture students could share the different vegetables that they've planted this summer. Each row was labeled with information about the plant. The fresh produce is used in the school cafeterias to feed the students. Visitors enjoyed meeting students and learning about their harvest.   

WCHS Varsity Volleyball Team beats McCreary Central 3-0 VB Team Pic

The Varsity girls won three sets in a row, defeating a district rival in McCreary Central. The WCHS Freshman Team win 2-0 and the JV Team won 2-0 prior to the varsity match on Thursday, August 29th.

Congrats Football Cards on beating Shelby County last weekend. Good Luck tonight at home meeting Pulaski County! Junior running back Braedon Sloan was selected as the MVP in last Friday's game.

The 50th Year Celebration for the WC Football Program will include the WC Football Team and Cheerleaders Class of 1969 recognition at halftime, as well as a performance by the Dance Team. A tent will be located on the home stands side near the parking lot where football players and cheerleader alumni will have a place to fellowship and renew their Wayne County School ties. Good Luck to the Cardinal Football Team's first district game of the season at home!

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.

The Wayne County Golf Team Played Well in the Franklin County Invitational Golf Team at Franklin County

The Wayne County Golf Team shot a total score of 302 at the Franklin County Invitational. That score got the team 2nd place and Gehrig Sexton was able to finish 1st individually. The team will play their next match in London on Saturday, August 31st.

Luke Vickery named UK Rising Scholar Rising Scholar Emblem

Wayne County High School is pleased to announce that Luke Vickery was selected as a University of Kentucky Rising Scholar. He represented Wayne County amongst 126 high school students this past summer.

Volleyball season starts off first home game with a win 2019 Wayne County High School Volleyball Team

Volleyball has started their 2019 season. They have played their first home game on Thursday, August 22nd and ended it with a win. Good luck to the Volleyball Team at their next game away at Somerset on Tuesday, August 27. Go Cards!!

Kindergarten students work in their school garden Ag

Wayne County Agriculture Extension Service staff members showed youngsters how to plant cauliflower in their raised beds at Walker Early Learning Center

Wayne County Boys Soccer beats the Campbellsville Eagles Wayne County Soccer big win

The Wayne County Boys Soccer Team came away with a 4-0 victory over the Eagles of Campbellsville. Will Wright had a hat trick, and Jordi Santiz had a goal as well. Ben Vickery was a real playmaker this game having three assists. Luis Balmori also would finish the game with an assist. Goalie Brandon McGinnis finished the game with four saves and a clean sheet.

Congrats to Cards at opening game of the season win Good luck to Cards at opening game of the seasom

The Cards won 40-12 in a preseason scrimmage game on August 16 against Metcalfe County.The football team beat Shelby County in Death Valley Bowl, Friday, August 23.  The home regular season football season begins Friday, August 30 when Wayne County hosts Pulaski County. Go Cards!

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 Middle School Orientation gets sixth, seventh and eighth graders ready for school Parents and students entering Middle School

Wayne County Middle School orientation provides students with academic information, transportation and Chromebook rentals. Wayne County Schools are proud to provide a one to one ratio for middle and high school students having their own Chromebooks to use during the school year. 

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

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

Preschool Orientation helps the youngest learners and parents feel at home Preschool Instructional Assistant  with Parent Whitney Sullivan, whose son Grayson is in her classroom

Preschool families attended orientation where they visited the staff, found their classrooms, and completed paperwork. Phase-In days for the preschoolers are August 22 and 23 where students get comfortable in their classrooms with small groups of their classmates. Opening day for the preschoolers enrolled in morning or afternoon classes Monday through Thursdays will start Monday, August 26th.  

Wayne County High School Orientation provides mentors for freshmen and new students freshman orientation offers students options

All kinds of clubs and extra-curricular activities were promoted in the cafeteria, while teachers welcomed families to their classrooms to learn what is ahead for students this school year.

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.

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.

WCHS Girls Soccer Team beats Monroe County in a close game Girls Soccer Game vs Monroe

The Wayne County High School Girls Soccer team beat Monroe County 3-2 on Tuesday August 19th. Rylee Keith had a hat trick, scoring 3 goals. Jacklyn Crabtree and Shelby Bell both had an assist. The Lady Cards will be on the road Thursday night, August 22nd at Casey County.

Board of Education Recognizes JROTC Cadets for summer accomplishments Board of Education Recognizes JROTC Cadets for summer accomplishments

Ten cadets from WCHS JROTC performed well at Junior Cadet Leadership Camp at Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond this summer. This marked the sixth time in seven years that a Wayne County cadet has earned a Leadership Award. Each summer 1 SG Snyder takes a group of cadets to the camp that, he works at each year. They teach students leadership skills in an unfamiliar environment with cadets from a variety of schools. 

Kindergarten Orientation held at Walker Early Learning Center Teacher Jill Allen visits with a family

Kindergartens and their families were excited to meet their teachers and see their classrooms on August 5th during orientation. 

Check out #SeeRed BornLearning Check out #SeeRed BornLearning

Be a part of the 6 sessions for families with children that are 0-school age. The workshops provide parents with tools and resources to turn everyday activities into early learning moments. Learning starts long before school.

Impressive showing by the Golf Team Impressive showing by the Golf Team

On August 12th the Wayne County Golf Team won at the Model Invitational in Richmond, Kentucky, with an impressive team score of 300.

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.

First Day starting Public Education at Walker Early Learning Center Teacher Yvonne Morgan enjoys her new class of kindergarteners.

The staff at Walker Early Learning Center rolled out the red carpet for children coming to kindergarten on opening day. The youngsters learned where to sit in their classroom, how to put their bunny tails on to walk in line quietly and how to go through the cafeteria serving line - just to mention a few of the hundreds of new things that teachers gently began implementing on the first day. The staff set the stage for exciting new learning opportunities ahead.

Band Camp marching band students show off the beginning of their 2019 program Band Camp marching band students show off the beginning of their 2019 program

This years show is entitled "The Hand You're Dealt". It's about how life is different for everyone, almost as if you are playing a different hand in a game of cards, Life is literally relatable to a game of cards as the chances of having a good hand are equal to having a bad hand, but it is not in what you're dealt but how you play it. The Band performed for their families after summer band camp in Pickrell Auditorium. The band students and their parents also enjoyed watching the DCI World Championship Finals on August 10th at the Wayne Theater.

Girls Soccer Team Wins First Game of the Season Girls Soccer Team

The Wayne County Girls High School Soccer Team won their first game of the season against Clinton County Thursday August 15th.

WCHS Football Season coming up 2019

Cardinals will scrimmage Metcalfe County on Friday, August 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Jewell Field. Come out and support another great fall season of football. Go Cards!

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. 

Wayne County High School student Emma Carter graduates from The Center for Rural Development’s 2019 Class of Rogers Scholars 2019 Rogers Scholars Emma Carter

Wayne County High School student Emma Carter graduated this summer from The Center for
Rural Development’s 2019 Rogers Scholars program.

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.

Jessie Allison headed to WKU after becoming first Wayne County student to receive associate's degree in high school Jessie Allison with president of SCC

Wayne County High School 2019 graduate Jessie Allison will go down in school history for being Wayne County Schools’ first student to receive a college associate’s degree, at the same time she obtained her recent high school diploma.

Wayne County students benefit from RECC annual trip to Washington D.C. Wayne County students benefit from RECC annual trip to Washington D.C.

Two Wayne County High School students were fortunate to represent South Kentucky RECC in
Washington, D.C. this summer.

Wayne County High School Class of 2019 members Rachael and Renee Allen recently attended the FBLA National Leadership Conference in San Antonio Wayne County High School Class of 2019 members Rachael and Renee Allen recently attended the FBLA National Leadership Conference in San Antonio

Wayne County High School Class of 2019 members Rachael and Renee Allen recently
attended the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference (NLC)
in San Antonio, Texas. Rachael and Renee both participated in the NLC as competitors
representing Kentucky FBLA.

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!

Agriculture students getting firsthand experience working in school garden Agriculture students getting firsthand experience working in school garden

Wayne County High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) students are not afraid to get out in the heat and work in the Wayne County School garden. In fact, they understand the obligation they have to help produce the vegetables that are served on local tables.

2019 Graduate Sierra Hagerman headed to Murray on Horatio Alger Scholarship Horatio Alger National Scholarship

Wayne County High School 2019 graduate Sierra Hagerman has the honor of being one
of the first Wayne County students to receive the prestigious Horatio Alger National Scholarship.
She will be using the $25,000 scholarship from the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished
Americans, Inc., a non-profit educational organization, to attend Murray State University this fall.

WCHS FFA Members Attend State Leadership Training FFA Officers

On July 15-19th the Wayne County High School FFA chapter attended the annual Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center Camp at Hardinsburg, Kentucky. There were a total of 15 members that attended officer and committee classes, athletic games, and many team-bonding activities. They were amongst 24 schools attending with 269 student campers.

Cadet Corporal Brett Herbig earns the Distinguished Junior Cadet Company Leadership Award at Camp Bluegrass JCLC 2019 Cadet Corporal Brett Herbig earns the Distinguished Junior Cadet Company Leadership Award at Camp Bluegrass JCLC 2019

Representing Wayne County JROTC at Junior Cadet Leadership Camp 2019, Cadet Corporal Brett
Herbig earned the Alpha Company Leadership Award. This marks the second year in a row that a Wayne
County Cadet has earned this very prestigious award and is a testament to the exceptional academic and
personal character Wayne County Cadets exemplify.

Wayne County High School JROTC Cadets perform well at Junior Cadet Leadership Camp 2019 Wayne County High School JROTC Cadets perform well at Junior Cadet Leadership Camp 2019

With school out for the summer many students were thinking of the lazy days ahead,
sleeping late and just chilling out. “Not us,” almost in unison responded the 10 cadets from
WCHS JROTC making preparations to attend annual Junior Cadet Leadership Camp (JCLC) at
Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, KY, held May 25-29TH.

Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Ethan Morrow attends U. S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Ethan Morrow attends U. S. Naval academy Summer Seminar

JROTC Battalion Commander, Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Ethan Morrow was recently selected to
attend the very prestigious United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar. This activity is for
perspective students who have a desire to attend the Naval Academy and it gives high school juniors a
weeklong preview of what they can expect if they are selected to attend the Naval Academy.

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. 

Eighth Graders and Seniors were highlighters at the end of the softball season Softball

Eighth grade girls from the junior varsity softball team, as well as seniors from the varsity softball team were honored at the end of the softball season. Girls were recognized by their coaches with gifts after being escorted by their parents or family members. 

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.

Kallie Powell graduate from The Center for Rural Development’s 2019 Rogers Explorers program at Lindsey Wilson College Kallie Powell

Wayne County High School Freshman Kallie Powell was among thirty students from Southern and Eastern Kentucky that graduated from the third class of The Center for Rural Development’s 2019 Rogers Explorers program held June 16-18 on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College.

Wes Cares graduated from The Center for Rural Development’s 2019 Rogers Explorers program at the University of the Cumberlands Wesley Cares

Wayne County High School Freshman Wes Cares was amongst thirty students from Southern and Eastern Kentucky graduated from the fourth class of The Center for Rural Development’s 2019 Rogers Explorers program held June 19-21 on the campus of the University of the Cumberlands.

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. 

D'Angelo Dixson and Braedon Sloan compete in state track meet D'Angelo Dixson and Braedon Sloan compete in state track meet

Two members of the Wayne County Track Team recently competed at the state track and field
championships held at the University of Kentucky Outdoor Track Facility.

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.

Colton Morrow receives wrestling scholarship to Campbellsville University Colton Morrow receives wrestling scholarship to Campbellsville University

Recent graduate Colton Morrow had the honor of signing with Campbellsville University at the
end of the school year. He will continue his wrestling career at the collegiate level with the help of a
wrestling scholarship. He joined the high school team in the eighth grade and consistently competed for
the Wayne County High School Mat Cards.

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. 

Golf Scramble benefits Wayne County School Golf Team Golf Scramble benefits Wayne County School Golf Team

On June 22nd, the Wayne County Golf Team held their annual golf scramble to raise money for their upcoming season. Special thanks to those who helped organize and facilitate the scramble. 

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. 

Walker Early Learning Center Enrollment Walker Early Learning

Enroll now for fall Preschool and Kindergarten. Call 348-4251 or stop by 1080 South Main Street to pick up a registration packet between 8 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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!

Junior Awards Ceremony recognized students efforts Junior Awards Ceremony recognized students efforts

Members of the junior class received a variety of awards for their hard work for this school year.

Taking a look back at Bell Elementary's successful Officer Appreciation Program during 2018-19 School Year! Bell Officer Appreciation Program Very Successful during 2018-19 School Year!

Check out this wonderful partnership with local law enforcement experienced at Bell Elementary thanks to a dedicated state trooper, two veteran teachers and a focus on student safety. Bell Elementary students learned not to be scared...but to be prepared this school year. 

"Oh the Places You'll Go!" Kindergarten End of Year Program Held May 20th "Oh the Places You'll Go!" Kindergarten End of Year Program Held May 20th

The morning program included children from Beth Corder's, DeShay Dishman, Pandora Jones', Becky Lewis, and Yvonne Morgan's class. The afternoon program featured students from Jill Allen's, Cynthia Bell's, Amy Gregory's, Alecia Parker's, and Emily Upchurch's classrooms.The kindergarten students made great strides this year to become ready for first grade. 

"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.

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. 

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.

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. 

Kentucky to expand school-based healthcare services for children Kentucky to expand school-based healthcare services for children

Gov. Matt Bevin announced June 3 that the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), will seek an amendment to Kentucky’s Medicaid state plan to provide greater healthcare access to students in schools across the Commonwealth by allowing for the payment of qualifying physical and mental health services.

Senior Honors Night 2019 WKU Scholarship recipients

Students received a multitude of scholarships and awards to further their future educational plans. A couple students received national awards, while one student received her college associates degree. A large variety of local scholarships were also given to an appreciative senor class. 

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. 

Senior Breakfast held on last day of school Senior Breakfast held on last day of school

Seniors appreciated attending the annual senior breakfast hosted by the High School Foods Service Program. The lunchroom was decorated for the occasion complete with the senior slide show. Staff members were on hand to assist with the breakfast and congratulate the students. Seniors then attended practice for commencement exercises, followed by a sentimental walkthrough touring each school building on their last day. 

Wayne County High School 2019 Walkthrough Class of 2019

Class of 2019 walked through each Wayne County school building to tell classmates and teachers goodbye on the last day of school. The senior breakfast and graduation practice was held prior to the walkthrough. 

Wayne County High School 2019 Graduation Natalie Hutchinson, Valedictorian

Wayne County graduated 38 seniors with distinction meaning they had a GPA of 3.5 or higher, met college and career readiness criteria, completed pre-college curriculum, had an average score of proficient or above on all state assessments, and took a minimum of 8 rigorous courses. Approximately 200 students participated in the WCHS Commencement exercise on May 24th which was followed by Project Graduation. Good luck Graduates!

8th Grade Honors Program 8th Grade Honors Program

The 6th, 7th, and 8th graders participated in individual honors programs at Wayne County Middle School. Awards were given for citizenship, academic excellence, Rogers Explorers, honor roll, and perfect attendance at the 8th grade ceremony. 

WCHS Senior Sierra Hagerman recognized at April Board of Education Meeting Sierra standing with two influential people in her life

Wayne County High School Senior Sierra Hagerman was recognized at the Board of Education monthly meeting.

FFA Alumni students and families enjoyed the annual Awards Banquet FFA Alumni students and families enjoyed the annual Awards Banquet

All kinds of agriculture education activities were highlighted from the school year. FFA Junior Sentinel Macilee Worley recited the FFA Creed. FFA Reporter McKenzie Bell produced the slide show, Lydia West served as president welcoming the large audience of supporters. Alumni worked the auction at the conclusion of the evening to raise funds for the program. 

8th Grade/High School Band, Percussion Ensemble, 7th Grade Band, and 6th Grade Band perform at Spring Concert 8th Grade/High School Band, Percussion Ensemble, 7th Grade Band, and 6th Grade Band perform at Spring Concert

The Stinkin' Garage percussion ensemble stole the show. Check out the video on the left-hand side of schools website home page to enjoy the music.

Monticello Elementary Science Fair is impressive Monticello Elementary Science Fair is impressive

Students experienced hands-on learning which lead them to learn ideas and knowledge regarding new state science standards. The science fair will hopefully be an annual event for future students.

Wayne Public Library offers students all kinds of resources this summer Wayne Public Library offers students all kinds of resources this summer

Go to the Wayne County Public Library website (under weblinks) where students can access FREE
online ebooks, videos, audio and more! They only need a library card number from the WC Public
Library to sign up. These are GREAT resources. You can even download the Libby app to use with the
There are also FREE online classes in a wide variety of subjects through Universal Class. There are so
many topics that Wayne County students are interested in. These are FREE! Scroll below to see the
categories listing. (They do not count for school credit, but still are wonderful learning opportunities for
all ages!)
Also attached is their flyer about summer events in July. Call them at 348-8565 for specifics. Or
better yet, stop in and visit them.

Walker Early Learning Center Preschool End of Year Program on May 14th Preschool End of Year

Blue, Green, Purple, Orange, Red, Yellow groups from morning and afternoon sessions participated in the special event. Students began by doing the pledge to the flag, sang One Small Voice, received certificates, and sang the Good Bye Song. A large audience was present for both programs. 

Candyland Open House for Preschoolers and Families was lots of fun Future preschooler gives a thumbs up in a classroom

Walker Early Learning Center's Candyland Open House introduced future preschoolers, who had already signed up for fall classes, to their new school environment. The preschool and kindergarten programs are still accepting applications for fall registration, along with the Cardinal Kids Campus/Wrap-Around program, so it is not too late to enroll. Appointments can be made for Dial Screening set for July 17-18, by calling Walker Early Learning Center at 348-4251. The annual screening helps teachers determine where a child is developmentally, so they can better meet their needs in the fall.

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

Wayne County High School Salutes the 2018-2019 Cardinals at the Basketball Awards Ceremony Wayne County High School Salutes the 2018-2019 Cardinals at the Basketball Awards Ceremony

This season's Cardinal basketball players were honored at the 2019 Wayne County High School Basketball Awards on Friday, April 26th.

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. 

Southland Dairy Farmers Southland Dairy Farmers
Wayne County Senior Selected to Participate in PEPP Scholars Program  Colton Morrow PEPP

Colton Morrow is one of twenty Kentucky students chosen to participate in the University of Kentucky Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP) Scholars this summer. 

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

Four Public Universities Commit to University Center of Southern Kentucky Four Public Universities Commit to 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.

Handprints are becoming a common tradition at WCHS for all freshmen students Handprints are becoming a common tradition at WCHS for all freshman students

Putting your handprints on wooden silhouette that represents your class in which you are graduating with, has become a tradition at WCHS. Each classes' handprint artwork is displayed at the High School. Josh Parmley's carpentry class created the wooden numbers and the students provided the handprints. Take a look at the Class of 2022!

KOSSA Rewards Day includes movie, lunch, and activities at the park KOSSA Travels

Students participated in a work readiness sharing session with County Judge-Executive Mike Anderson. Darrell Smith, Wendy’s restaurant owner, welcomed KOSSA students for a courtesy lunch rewarding them for becoming career and transition ready. Congrats to KOSSA students who passed the test to make them career ready. Students had to make a 70% or above on this test to be certified in career readiness. To be a transition ready, students had to also benchmark on the ACT and passed KOSSA. WCHS KOSSA teachers took their students to the Wayne Historic Theater and saw Creed 2 in the morning, followed by lunch at Wendy's, and a fun afternoon playing basketball, whiffle ball, and throwing the football at the park. 

First Southern National Bank Interview First Southern National Bank Interview

On Tuesday, April 23, Dana Hurd's Business Communications class took a field trip to First Southern National Bank for mock interviews with some of the banks employees. The students have been preparing for this moment by filling out resumes and applications beforehand to make the experience even more realistic. First Southern hosted a game of Jeopardy with questions about banking. The team that won received water bottles and the entire class were happy to receive gift bags.

WCHS enjoys SGA and FFA Events on a Friday Afternoon Girls play powder puff football game

On Friday, May 10th, WCHS students enjoyed a day of fun events after the week's testing. FFA sponsored a 'Kiss the Goat' contest with English Teacher Todd Viars winning it. The Student Government Association sponsored a flag football powder puff game, while broadcasting the plays from the press box at Jewell Field. 

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.

WCHS Boys Basketball Awards Banquet Recently Held Seniors receives 2019 48th District Championship Plaques

Wayne County High School saluted the 2018-2019 Cardinals District 48 Champions basketball season. They celebrated during an evening banquet supported by alumni players and community members and fans. The Wayne County Basketball program is 6th in the State for the most wins: 1,433, "Where Winning is a Habit!"

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.

Project graduation fast approaching Parents prepare for Project Graduation

Parents of seniors have been busy planning for Project Graduation. Seniors and their guests will be eligible to attend the all night event after commencement exercises, where they can play and earn gifts and prizes to help them get a start on their future. The evening will begin around 9:15-9:30 p.m. and provide a safe, drug-free zone for students to celebrate their graduation all night long.

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.

Several Wayne County FFA Members Compete at WKU Agriscience Day FFA

Several students competed and placed at WKU's Agriscience Day.

2019 Wayne County High School Masquerade Prom Night 2019 WCHS Prom

WCHS Students enjoyed dancing the night away at the 2019 Masquerade prom held at the Rural Center for Development. Kori Guffey and Bryce Howard were titled prom Queen and King. Thank to the staff who supported the event. 

Academic Hall Of Fame honors high academic achievement group photo

The 2019 Wayne County High School Academic Hall of Fame recognized 51 inductees during an impressive ceremony and dinner on April 23. Over 200 family and friends attended the evening celebration in support of the top senior academic achievers meeting the criteria for induction.

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!

Youngsters and their families enjoy Child Plus Fair Walker Early Learning Center Preschool Teacher Whitney Burks and daughter Daisey enjoying the festivities, while preparing for kindergarten next year

Over 450 people attended the recent Child Plus Fair to begin registering for preschool and kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year. Over 30 vendors occupied booths to share helpful education and health information. Parents learned about early learning options regarding Preschool, Kindergarten, Head Start, and Cardinal Kids Campus while children collected balloons and promotional items and played in the Candyland toy area.


Candyland Open House welcomes preschoolers May 2 Candyland open house welcomes preschoolers

Wayne County Schools happy to welcome new young learners to begin the fall semester 2019. Families can pick up door prizes from the Child Plus Fair and turn in enrollment packets Thursday evening. The staff is looking forward to welcoming the youngsters to show off their colorful classrooms and to tour the building.   

Walker Early Learning Center students enjoy basketball antics courtesy of Harlem Wizards The Harlem Wizards Roadrunner gave a motivational speech to the students

The Harlem Wizards offered a motivational speech regarding good behavior to the young learners. Walker students had fun learning basic behavior goals from Roadrunner, one of the Harlem Wizards on April 23.

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.    

JROTC 2019 Awards Ceremony honors local battalion C/MAJ Grayson Guffey received the Scholastic Excellence Award

Numerous cadets received medals and recognition during the local battalion's annual ceremony. For instance, C/1SG Elijah Decker was named the Cadet Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year. C/CPT Savannah Harmon was recognized for the Cadet Officer of the Year Award. C/LTC Adrian Martin was presented with the CW4 (R.) William Inman Cadet of the Year Award. Congratulations to all of the cadets who received honors at the ceremony on April 25th.

FBLA Members Win Several Events at State Conference Five FBLA members placed at State

 Rest assured, Wayne County Area Technology students have been equipped with skills that will help them contribute to the local business community in the future. Besides the daily curriculum students learn, extra-curricular clubs like the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) nourish their talents in competitions.

Baseball Season well under way for Wayne County Baseball Cards Tito Ruiz pitching the baseball

Cards defeated Southwestern in a dramatic win 6-5 on April 16th, followed by a loss to North Laurel on April 18th. Come out and support Wayne County High School Baseball Team on Saturday April 27th for a home game with Lincoln County at noon.

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.

Check out Wayne County School's Booth at Child Plus Fair Materials in goodie bags to be given to students

Wayne County Schools “Where Learning is Sweet” booth is sure to please the youngsters and
those that are young at heart at the upcoming Child Plus Fair on April 26. Look for the trail of candy
canes and cupcake seats for the kids.

Seniors participated in College Signing Day College Signing Day Senior Group

Numerous colleges, technical schools, and the military, were represented at the annual College Signing Day for Wayne County students. Classmates, teachers, and families were happy to recognize these seniors who will be furthering their educations after graduation.

Integrated Health and Physical Education class learns important emergency procedures 6th grader Kensey Bowlin learned safety tips from her teacher

Sixth graders took turnabout leaning over training mannequins using all their strength-
performing compressions one after another. They were learning the safety practice procedure for
bystander CPR.

Casting Cardinals competed Saturday, April 13th Alex West, Kason Stockton, Jonathan Gregory, and Dylan Southwood

Four Wayne County students were competitive fishing on the lake at a tournament on the lake.   

WCHS Tennis Teams practice hard during their Season to achieve Faith Hicks hitting the ball

The Boy's Tennis Team has a current record of 7-2. The Girl's Tennis Team currently has a record of 8-3. The tennis teams have matches scheduled for Monday, April 22 at home against Garrard County, followed by Clinton County (away) on Tuesday, April 23, and then back home on Thursday, April 25 to play Casey County. The Regional Tournament for the Girl's Team is set for May 16 and the Boy's Team will compete at Region on May 17 in Danville. Go Cards! 

Discovering your World... Child Plus Fair Coming Up Child Plus Fair

Families may register for Head Start, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Cardinal Kids Campus at the informative fair set for April 26 from 10:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Rodney Woods Gymnasium. All kinds of booths will be located there to entertain and inform young families. Don't miss the excellent selections of door prizes.

WCMS Operation Preparation Activities were a Big Success this Year Local Pharmacist Joey Silvers spoke to students

Eighth graders explored options for their futures thorough classroom counseling sessions, tour of ATC school, motivational career speeches, and workshops. The dance team kicked off the state initiative on March 25 with a wonderful performance and inspirational talk by Coordinator Katherine Kidd. FCC Minister Joe Tipton shared an inspiring message later in the week that was appreciated by the students and staff. 

Walker Students enjoyed handling and learning about baby chicks Students enjoy holding baby chicks

Preschool and kindergarten students enjoyed learning about baby chicks locally hatched at Cobb facilities. Special thanks to Hatchery Manager Scott Ballinger who brought baby chicks for the children to hold during classroom rotations.  

JROTC featured during Middle School Operation Preparation JROTC Cadets preparing to speak to the younger students

WCHS JROTC Cadets came and spoke to the middle school 8th graders, There were 57 students who signed up to tour the facility and learn more about the program. The battalion members answered questions and acquainted the students with the many positive attributes of the program and extra-curricular activities. 

Congratulations to McKenzie Bell for becoming a Lake Cumberland Regional FFA Officer McKenzie Bell

Congratulations to McKenzie Bell for becoming a Lake Cumberland Regional FFA Officer (Sentinel)! Also, special thanks to Kenzie Crabtree and Madison Butler for serving as voting delegates for the Wayne County chapter. 

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.

Wayne County High School students benefit from SCC orientation session and advising/scheduling team events SCC

Representatives from Kentucky Community and Technology College System in Somerset
have been visiting seniors at Wayne County High School who are planning to continue their
studies in the neighboring county after graduation. Advising counselors have been assisting
them in making plans for their postsecondary education.

Sophomore Rylee Keith Won 2019 KY Jr. Duck Stamp Art Contest (L-R) Rylee Keith shows her work with her art instructor Tim Withers holding up her certificate

Visual arts student Rylee Keith received a $100 check for her 1st place finish in the annual art contest. She also received pastels, sketch pad, and trading card for her outstanding colored pencil artwork. She has produced acrylic pantings, grid drawings, linoluem block prints, and 3-D printed works in the elective class.

Wayne County Boy's and Girl's Tennis Teams performing well this Season WC Boys Tennis Team

Both the Boys and Girls Tennis Teams are excelling with strong records midway through their season. The Boys Team has an outstanding record of 7-1. They are coached by Allen Burchett. The Girl's Team has won six of the eight games they've played this season. They are coached by Ronnie Sexton. Way to go Cards!

WCHS Senior Elliott Cross receives archery scholarship Elliott Cross accompanied by his family signs to become an archer at University of Cumberlands

Wayne County High School is proud to announce that Senior Elliott Tucker signed with the University of the Cumberlands and will be receiving a partial athletic scholarship.

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

WCMS Parent Teacher Conference Family Literacy & Summer Safety Night WC Seal

Join us and several community partners on April 16th, who will be here to provide information and answer questions about summertime activities/ opportunities for students as well as provide tips for keeping kids safe over the summer break!

Agriculture students planted potatoes in the school garden FFA plants potatoes

Thanks to the Wayne County Extension Service and volunteers who assisted WCHS Agriculture Teacher Justin Horton's students for their work in the school garden. They planted 300 lbs of Norland Red and 50 lbs of Russet Norkotah seed potatoes which will eventually be featured in the school cafeteria. Special thanks to volunteers Linda and Melanie Roberts for cutting the seed potatoes 

"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. 

Wayne County Middle School named 2018 Region 14-Large High Attendance Day Winner Stewart York and Melissa Gossage

Students enjoyed all kinds of special activities and perks on high attendance day which was held September 20, 2018. Schools across the district participated in all kinds of specially planned events that day to encourage high attendance. Congratulations to the folks at the Wayne County Middle School for all the extra efforts put forth to win their category amongst other middle schools in Region 14..

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.

HOSA Competition Yields Favorable results for WCHS participants Hannah Gregory, Katie Piercy, Jasmine Boykin 

HOSA competed at state competition March 23 and had several teams advance to the second round. Madison Smith placed top five in nutrition. Heather Abbott and Alex Piercy placed 3rd in Forensic Medicine and will be going to nationals at Disney.

Cadets enjoyed annual JROTC Ball Military Ball

Battalion Commander Adrian Martin and Cadet Captain Savannah Harmon were named King and Queen at the prestigious annual event held at Dale Hollow State Park.

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. 

Wayne County Fiscal Court supports student entrepreneurs at WCMS Store Mike Anderson with Micah

Micah Burchett attended a Fiscal Court meeting on Thursday, March 14 to discuss the progress of the Cardinal Spirit Store which is part the 21st Century After School program. Micah gave an overview of the store and how it is run by students. Further, he explained that Cardinal bucks are used throughout middle school classes as an incentive for students to work harder in class and exhibit good character traits. Cardinal bucks can be spent at the school store to purchase items including books, candy, and school supplies. Micah's presentation was followed up by a visit from County Judge Executive Mike Anderson who brought him a certificate and donation to the store.

Outreach Counselor meets with Sophomores to discuss future plans during Operation Preparation Bryson Bennett

Wayne County High School sophomores were introduced to what their future holds through an annual state initiative known as Operation Preparation

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.

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.

WCHS students benefit from KHEAA College Info Roadshow WCHS students benefit from KHEAA college info roadshow

College Info Roadshow Counselor Kevin Wilson shared important information about financial planning for college with students on board. 

Numerous Wayne County FBLA Members Placed At KY FBLA Regional Conference FBLA winners posing with trophies

Congratulations to the Wayne County FBLA members who placed at the KY FBLA Region 2 Conference on Friday, March 15th at WKU. 

Bell Elementary staff excel in Reading initiatives Bell Elementary staff excel in Reading initiatives
Wayne County High School Teacher selected to Commissioner’s Teacher Advisory Council Carrie Walters assisting a student in the credit recovery class on Odysseyware

Wayne County High School Teacher Carrie Walters was selected last spring to serve on the
Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner’s Teacher Advisory Council (TAC). She has been
serving on the council since then by attending meetings in Frankfort and sharing feedback from the
community and the teachers.

Wayne County FFA students compete at Lake Cumberland regional FFA Day ffa

Local students practiced their speeches before traveling to Lindsey Wilson College to compete. Impromptu and prepared speeches were given by the students regarding a variety of agriculture topics.

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..

ATC Accounting Class visits RECC Headquarters in Somerset Vocational Teacher Dana Hurd's Accounting and Finance Foundations Class touring RECC

The Accounting and Finance Foundations class at the Wayne County Area Technology
Center recently took a trip to the SKRECC to talk with their accounting staff and to take a tour of
the facilities.

Peer Writing Tutors Recognized at March Board Meeting Jared Criswell with his peer tutors

The Wayne County Board of Education were honored to recognize Wayne County
High School students for their participation in a newly formed Peer Writing Tutoring resource
for their classmates.

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. 

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.    

JROTC Raiders earn first place overall at Pike County Central Raider meet JROTC Raiders earn first place overall at Pike County Central Raider meet

Wayne County JROTC Raiders earned first place overall competing against six other schools on Saturday, March 9. The Raiders won first place finishes in three different categories and a second place finish in one category which earned them the first overall trophy for the meet.

Congratulations to Ragan Shelton for placing third in the individual Female category at KHSAA Region 9 Tournament! Ragan Shelton

She placed 3rd Individual Female with a score of 293 out of 300 at the KHSAA Region 9 Tournament held at the Wayne County High School Gymnasium, March 9th. This score is a personal tournament best for her. She will advance to the KHSSA State Tournament on April 30th in Bowling Greene.  Ragan has been shooting archery since the 5th grade, Ragan's score this past weekend was the highest ever for a female archer at Wayne County Schools.

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.  

Over 350 People Attend Super Hero Family Literacy Night at Walker Early Learning Center Superwoman and Bat Girl

It was a great night at Walker Early Learning Center with a free pizza dinner, followed by Reading Adventure sessions and games. Batman and Wonder Woman were on hand to greet the children at a photo booth. The extension service helped with yogurt sundaes in the classrooms, along with door prize and book giveaways. Special thanks to FBLA and college class volunteers who assisted the staff with the Super Heroe special event!

ACT Prep classes help students prepare for the exam MasteryPrep

MasteryPrep boot camp was attended by the Junior class. They were split into  groups and had the opportunity to focus on test taking strategies held at the Aspire Center and Public Library. Students are also provided ACT Prep resources through the school library and extensive classroom bell ringer activities in English, Math, and Science on a daily basis.

SCC Scholarship Application Workshop Held JR Thompson helps Senior Jonathan Foster

As spring rapidly approaches, Somerset Community College (SCC) is eager to recruit new students for the upcoming fall semester. Thanks to SCC for coming to Wayne County High School to assist students applying for scholarships. 

Wayne County Middle School February Pep Rally Kennett brought out the boy's basketball team for recognition before their big game

Wayne County Middle School hosted a pep rally on February 8th to get everyone in the school spirit to encourage the students body's achievements so far, including the basketball team, cheerleaders, academic team, dance team, and wrestling team. 

Wayne TSA Awarded Third Place for Children’s Book at Regional Competitions Children's Storybook Winners

Wayne County’s Technology Student Association is proud to announce three of its students took third place in the Regional Conference.

Congrats to the Archery Team for qualifying state NASP Tournament! Target

The Wayne County Archery Team is pleased to announce that once again, all three Wayne County
NASP Archery Teams have qualified for the State NASP Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Center for Rural Development is proud to present The Warriors of AniKituhwa from the Museum of the Cherokee Indian on March 22 at 10 a.m. The Warriors of AniKituhwa

The Warriors of AniKituhwa are cultural ambassadors for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, with the Museum of the Cherokee Indian as their sponsor. This dance group brings to life the Cherokee War Dance and Eagle Tail Dance as described by Lt. Henry Timberlake in 1762.

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!

Wayne County Schools update branding while honoring the past Jarrad Parmley

One of the great things about Wayne County Schools is the mindset to continue to improve and
provide the best educational practices for all students. It is a matter of pride as students and staff
continue to grow and add to their knowledge base and skill sets.

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.

Wayne County JROTC Color Guard and Drill Team Cadets Compete at the University of Kentucky Pershing Rifles Drill Meet WCHS JROTC Drill Team

It was the first Drill meet of the 2019 school year for the JROTC Cardinal Color Guard and Drill Team Cadets as they traveled to the University of Kentucky on February 16th to compete in the annual UK Pershing Rifles meet. 

FFA Students Participate in Events Outside the Classroom FFA

The WCHS FFA club spent time with senior citizens on Valentines Day. Followed up with a trip to the Farm Machinery Show. 

Good Luck to Lady Cardinals at 48th Regional Tournament on Thursday, February 28th Lady Card Macey Blevins

Lady Cards play Casey County at 6:30 p.m. at Pulaski County High School. Congrats to Macey Blevins on being voted to Team 1 of the All 12th Region Team. Three Lady Cards named to 2019 All District Team. 

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.

Wayne County Career and Technical Education Students Participate in CTE Student Leadership Day in Frankfort FBLA Students posed for a photo in the House of Representatives

Participating in the 18th annual CTE Student Leadership Day in Frankfort on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019, were 23 members of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students organization from Wayne County ATC. Approximately 400 students and advisers from across Kentucky attended the day-long event.

Congratulations to Wayne County Basketball Team winning their first game at 12th Region Tournament! Wayne County Cardinals named 2019 District Champs, making it the school's 30th District Championship 

The Wayne County Cardinals Boys Basketball Team defeated Somerset 59-52 in the 12th Region Tournament on Tuesday, February 26th, at Lincoln County. Next the Cardinals play Friday, March 1 at 8:00 p.m. Go Cards!

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.

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.

Nine Local Wrestlers Battle for Championship Standings Jonathan Gregory on the mat

The Wayne County Wrestling team had one state placer on Feb. 16th at the State Tournament in Lexington at Alltech Arena.Jonathan Gregory claimed his second state medal in three years, as he finished 5th in the 220
lb. weight class.

Fundraising Effort Underway for New LED Baseball Scoreboard LED baseball scoreboard

Wayne County High School is proud to announce that they are fundraising for a new LED baseball scoreboard. 

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.

DECA Chapter Competed at Regional Competition deca team

Seven WCHS students placed at the competition in entrepreneurship and marketing categories. 

ATC students place high at Regional Skills USA competition Carpentry Students

Many of the Wayne County Area Technology Center students brought home first, second and third place medals from the Regional Skills USA competition on February 18th.

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.

Wayne County Schools will be Participating in local Job Fair on Friday, February 22nd Wayne County School logo

You don’t have to be a teacher to join the Wayne County Cardinal proud school system. The District currently host jobs for 485 full time employees. All full time employees are eligible for state funded health and life insurance and contribute to a retirement system. Each full time employee receives 10 sick days, 2 personal days, and 4 paid holidays per school year.

Preliminary Plans for Child Plus Fair Underway CHILD PLUS FAIR

Come join the folks at the Child Plus Fair on April 26th from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Wayne County High School Gym! Contact Angela Ballinger or Audra Branscum at Walker Early Learning Center at 348-4251 to reserve a booth.

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.

Cards Beat Boyle County on Senior Night recently Wayne County Coach Rodney Woods won his 900th career game on Tuesday, February 8 at Somerset High School. The win also marked the 20th of the season for this year's team. The team and coaching staff celebrated with Woods for the following the win  

Four seniors basketball players and five dance team seniors were honored at the last home Cardinal game of the season. 48th District Tourney begins at McCreary Central on Monday, Feb. 18 at McCreary Central. District runs from Feb. 18 - Feb. 22 and the 12th Region Tourney will be held at Lincoln County on Feb. 25 - Mar. 2. 

WCHS Introduces Peer Tutor Writing Program The 2018-2019 Student Mentors

With the success of this year's program, the hope for the future is to create a permanent peer writing center for WCHS students. 

WCHS TSA Shares Student-Written Children’s Book The team and the children

Wayne County’s Chapter of TSA created a children’s book, complete with hand-drawn illustrations and textile features, which they shared with Walker Early Learning Center’s students.

Wayne County High School Library offers new Destiny Collection destiny

The Wayne County High School Media Center now has a new feature on Destiny to help students with research projects.

It is DESTINY Discover with Destiny Collections!

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 named Runner Up in 7th Region Wrestling

Wayne County placed 2nd amongst a 16 team field. The top 5 teams were Madison Central 273, Wayne County 191.0, Lafayette 156.5, Boyle County 153, Bryan Station 153. The top four will advance to the state tournament February 15th and 16th at Alltech Arena in Lexington 

Wayne County Graduate placed 2nd at The Vegas Shoot Bowhunter Flight Taylor Bell

Congratulations to Lindsey Wilson College student and recent Wayne County High School graduate Taylor Bell for taking 2nd place overall in The Vegas Shoot Bowhunter Flight #2 with a 883/900 with 50Xs and $600!

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.

FCCLA Promotes their Organization through a proclamation signing and activities Mayor and Students

Wayne County’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) high school chapter is promoting their student organization during National FCCLA Week, February 11-17. Wayne County FCCLA President Callie Foster, Vice-President Abby Marcum, and Member Alexie Baker met with the mayor and discussed the leadership opportunities that FCCLA provides them.

Tech Design Class Selling Valentine's Day Prints 3D Printed Rose

The Wayne County High School Tech Design class is taking preorders for Valentines Day 3D printed items. The course is a practical approach to not only learn tech skills, but to become entrepreneurs and future business leaders.  

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.

Jacob Haynes advances to state Academic Team Competition Jacob Haynes

The WCMS Academic Team ranked 8th overall in the region, recently. Special shout out to eighth grader Jacob Haynes who has the honor of advancing to the state competition .

Juniors and Seniors are Eligible for No-Cost STEM Project Global Discovery Lab flyer

Strengthen your resume for future college applications. Deadline to apply is February 24th. 

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!!!

Lady Cardinals Defeat McCreary Central Raiders 57-41 macey blevins

Xaivea West sang the National Anthem to start the game on January 31st. The next home game will be on Thursday, Feb 7th when they play Whitley County at 7:30 pm. 

Cards defeat Casey County Rebels 86-74 Icon

Home game held January 29th featured salute to two WCHS students honored as new U.S. Army Recruits. The team wore T-Shirts in appreciation of the U.S. Military 

Class 101 Somerset Location! Improve your ACT Score! Class

Class 101 ACT prep courses help you to find common trends in your incorrect answers and will
help you address particular areas of need. In over 21 years, more than 6000 students have
participated in Class 101 ACT prep courses and improved on average 3.1 points on their total
ACT score.

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. 

Wayne County Kindergartners look forward to working with their Middle School mentors Logo

At first glance, it looked like some kind of ‘sit in’ down the kindergarten hallway at Walker Early
Learning Center, which is part of Wayne County Schools. However, those involved were certainly not

Students learned the Sevillanas dance in Todd Barton's Spanish class Dancing

The dance is called the Sevillanas. It is a form of the flamenco dance that is very popular in southern Spain in Andalucia. The students are learning the first Sevillana that is composed of three parts. the paseillo is the first part and that is what she is teaching them. The project will culminate with a full dance for all classes and a celebration with traditional Spanish food from Pili's region of Spain. Pili is from Jerez de la Frontera in Southern Spain in the province of Cadiz. She has been performing the dance for nearly 45 years and loves to teach it and demonstrate it. When she receives her residency in the United States, she wants to teach and work with the people of Kentucky. If anyone is interested in having her demonstrate the dance to their students or group, they can reach her at 606-515-3905 or Mr. Barton at the High School.

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.

Cards Beat Southwestern 66-55 in Double Header Game, While Lady Cardinals Beat Garrard County 49-40 1989 WCHS Basketball Team honored

Cardinal Boys next home game is Tuesday, January 29th at 7:30 when they face Casey County. Girls went on to beat Mansion County and Clinton County in the road leading to McCreary Central. Lady Cards play Thursday, January 31st at home against McCreary Central at 7:30. 

WCMS Academic Team participated in the the Governor’s Cup Tournament team photo

Three Wayne County Middle School students placed in the individual subject categories while the quick recall team placed third at the district tournament held at Russell County Middle School on January 19th. WCMS placed third overall with a total of 22 points. Casey County Middle School was first with 56 points, Russell County Middle School was second with 24 points, and Somerset Christian School was fourth with 18 points. 

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. 

Clubs at the ATC Gearing up for 2018-2019 Competitions logos

Students attending WCHS have the opportunity to take classes at the Area Technology Center, headed by Principal John Kinnett. These classes pertain more to trade skills and business. Just like WCHS, the ATC participates in club day with three clubs of their own that can be found in the building.

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. 

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.

Students Participated in Wayne County Unity Breakfast Featured Speaker Mrs. Jo Ann Pugh

On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a local planning committee associated with Somerset Community College held a Unity Breakfast in celebration of MLK. Featured speaker Nurse Jo Ann Pugh, a Wayne County High School graduate, spoke about her journey and influences that have impacted her life. She is the founder of 50-Yard Line Mom, a movement dedicated to helping families of athletes pursuing professional sports. 

WC GT Introduces Rubik's Cube Team rubik's cube team

The Wayne County GT Coordinator Jennifer Chaplin has introduced a competitive Rubik's Cube Team to WCHS.

Student Travelers Recognized at January Board of Education Meeting Student Travelers Recognized at January Board of Education Meeting

Students and chaperones from the study abroad Gifted and Talented program shared their latest adventure to Italy.

Ag. Extension Specialist Teach Youngsters how to make Veggie Pizzas Nikki Prince's Afternoon Group Eli Webb and Ryder Dewitt

Wayne county Ag. Specialists brought fresh broccoli and cauliflower to teach them how to make veggie pizzas and brought them to Walker. The purpose was to encourage healthy eating habits starting at a young age.

WCHS Art Students Building Tower with 3-D Pens Logo

Students trying to break Guinness Book of World Records with their multi-colored sculpture.

Mat Cards finish 4-1 in Aubrey Ward Classic at Eastside High School Va. Wrestling

The Mat Cards will be back in action on Saturday January 2. They will travel to Lindsey Wilson college for the KYWCA State Duals. Starting time is 11 am in Columbia.

Wayne County High School Band Adding to Staff This Coming Fall Logo

The Wayne County High School Band wants to introduce you to the new member of the guard and visual staff. He comes with a tremendous resume! Plans for the fall are well underway. Please help the band welcome Mr. Justin Clark!

WCHS Dance Team Participated in 12th Regional Competition on Jan. 12 Logo

The Dance Team competed at Somerset High School bringing home first place trophies in the categories Prop and Hip Hop.

WCHS Peer Writing Tutoring starts January 22 Lauren Hughes, Shanna Rice, Maggie Stinson, Callista Mann

The English Department is proud to begin offering peer writing tutoring during the school day starting on Tuesday, January 22. Any student interested in receiving writing assistance can visit a tutor in the library during 1st, 4th, or 6th periods. 

The 2018-2019 School Year at WCHS features New Clubs stem officers

Among this year's additions are Book Club, STEM, and Country Line Dancing.

Girls & Boys played Rockcastle Doubleheader Basketball game on Jan 14 "Retro Night" Cheeleaders performed in uniforms from the past

Cardinals beat Rockcastle County boys, while Lady Cards were defeated. Athletes wore Bovine uniforms beating the Rockets 83-43. The cheerleaders also wore uniforms from the past.

Cards Crush McCreary Central 75-42 in 48 District Action Icon

During the "Monticello" Night game on January 11th, the 1987 Monticello Trojan 12th Region Champions were honored as well as members of the Phillips basketball family. WCHS honored the traditions of Monticello Basketball by wearing Monticello uniforms recognizing all the great Trojan teams since the early 1900's.Monticello's last trip to the Sweet 16 was in 1987 under the direction of Coach Wade Upchurch led by sharp shooter Shane Blevins and outstanding forward Gary Campbell. Since 1989 the Wayne County Cardinals have made nine trips to the Sweet 16 under Coach Rodney Woods. These two programs are currently 6th and 9th all-time in wins for Kentucky.These two proud programs are now one and the future is exciting!

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.

Wayne County Band Students had the honor of participating in the junior and senior LCMEA All-District Band on January 11-12 LCMEA All-District Band

Wayne County band program wishes to thank guest conductors Joni Farmer and Tim Allen, plus the Lindsey Wilson College Band for hosting this special event.. Congratulations to local musicians who were selected to attend through an audition process.

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. 

Wayne County Mat Cards win Small School Sectional 4 Duals for the seventh consecutive year Wrestling

Jared Phillips 160 lb. wrestler for Wayne County was selected most outstanding wrestler of the Duals.The Mat Cards will be back in action on Saturday
December 15 when they travel to Lexington for the Tates Creek Duals.

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

Grant Writing 101 Workshop at The Center for Rural Development Logo

The Center for Rural Development is hosting a grant writing workshop on January 17th.

Cardinal Boys Basketball Team play McCreary Central Monticello High School Basketball Team of 1987

The Monticello High School Basketball Team of 1987, who won the 12th Region Tournamanet, will be honored Jan. 11 during Wayne County's game against McCreary Central. Everyone is encouraged to wear their Monticello or Kentucky blue shirts.

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.

Both Cardinal Basketball Teams Score Victories in January 4th Doubleheader Regional Champions from 2004 honored

The Wayne County Cardinals Boy's Basketball Team and Lady Cards Basketball Team were both victorious in the January 4th doubleheader game. The Boys Cardinal Basketball Team defeated Perry County Central with a score of 66-48. On Jan. 5 they traveled to Lincoln County's Patriot Classic to play George Rogers Clak where they won (69-57). On January 11th, they play McCreary Central at 7:30 p.m. with a current record of 12 wins and only 3 losses. Also at the doubleheader, the Lady Cards defeated Adair County 53-43 at home bringing their record to 10 wins and 6 losses on Jan. 4. They were defeated at Southwestern on January 8th and return home on January 14 to play Rockcastle County at 6:00 p.m. for a doubleheader. Go Cards!

Cheerleader Alumni Special Event held December 15th Cheerleader

An alumni banquet was held and the former cheerleaders were honored at half time of the girls basketball game with West Jessamine

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.

Student Government Presents the WCHS Cardinal Variety Show first place winner receives award

All kinds of acts entertained the high school student body, just before the holiday break. Admittance was $2 or an item of canned foods as a fundraiser for the Hope Center.  A team of judges decided the first, second, and third place acts at the event. The talent show hosted by the Student Government Association made $662 towards the SGA funds. A total of 141 canned food items were collected and donated to the Hope Center. 

Mat Cards Finished 6th Overall at Battle in the Burg Mat Cards

The Mat Cards will be back in action on Saturday January 5th at the Commodore duals at Perry
County Central in Hazard. Starting time is 10 am.

Monticello Elementary 21st Century Students Present Elf the Musical JR. santa and buddy

Elf The Musical JR. performed by Wayne County’s 21st Century program at Monticello Elementary was a real crowd pleaser, receiving excellent reviews from the audience.

Migrant Family Christmas program held at Historic Wayne Theatre Migrant workers gathered gift boxes which were loaded for the annual holiday party

Over 100  people attended the annual holiday party. There are currently 80 children enrolled in the local migrant program. Special thanks to St. Peters Catholic Church for helping with the gifts, as well as Monticello Banking Company for the refreshments and Rudolph movie at the local theatre. A PAC meeting was held after the movie and gift giving so parents could receive educational information and offer input into the program.

Sophomores and parents gain information from Cardinal College Night Jeremy Taylor

The Gear Up program appreciated the 154 parents and students who attended this special event. The college fair in the hallway included local bank representatives and college admissions counselors. Wayne County’s GEAR-UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) representatives were excited to bring a special event to campus on December 11 called College Night. The evening provided an excellent speaker, along with a barbecue dinner and convenient opportunities to learn about future options with college admission counselors and bank representatives.

Wayne County Band Members share Holiday Music at December Board of Education Meeting Band Members

Band Director Andy Critz expressed his appreciation to the board for funding the many programs offered to students. He especially appreciated the opportunities for band members. Board member Nancy Duncan received a plaque for her 8 years of service for the students of Wayne County.

KSBA Banner Being Designed by WCHS Senior Kali Sloan kali and riley

WCHS art students are painting the banner. This year's theme is "Kentucky School Boards: Educate. Equip. Empower." The banner will be hung at the Galt House in Louisville at the annual KSBA Conference with banners from across the state.

First graders board the Polar Express jessica thrasher

Bell Elementary first graders were thrilled to receive tickets to ride the pretend Polar Express train in their hallway. Conductors admitted them to the train by punching their tickets as they boarded. Teachers shared The Polar Express book as they sipped hot chocolate and marshmallows in their pajamas. It was an exciting day at school just before the holiday break.

The 2018 Jim Claypool Conservation Writing Contest Winners Contest Winners

Every year the Jim Claypool Conservation Writing Contest helps educate students on soil, water, forestry, or wildlife conservation.

Winners of Bell Elementary School Garden Coloring Contest Coloring Contest

Wayne County Agriculture Extension office presented a goodie bag containing an apple piggy bank, 4-H water bottle and Frisbee, pencils and compliments of DQ, a coupon for a free blizzard. These second graders had learned how to plant broccoli in the school garden this past fall. 

Forest Quillen holds Anti-Drug Assembly at WCMS and WCHS impact

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Congrats to Mrs. Shannon Foster's 1st Period Class for Winning this year's FBLA Food Drive Challenge FBLA

FBLA Members express thanks to the community for their support. A total of 120 food items were collected and will be donated to the HOPE center.

Wayne County Wrestling Team wins tournament in Lexington Mat Cards won the Lexington Tournament

The Wayne County Wrestling team traveled to Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday December 15th for the Commodore Duals at Tates Creek High School. The Mat Cards finished 5-0 on the day to win the tournament. They will be back in action on Friday, Dec. 21 and 22 when they travel to Brandonburg, Kentucky, for the Meade County Duals.Go Cards!

WC Band held their annual Holiday Concert spreading much cheer Christmas Concert

Check out the Wayne County Schools Christmas Concert 2018 video on the front page! Congratulations to bus driver David Brumley who proposed to Samantha Church Botts, one of the student musician's mom's.

2018 Cardinal Football Wrap-Up Touchdown

The 2018 football season has come to a close, so we are taking a look back at what the Wayne County Cardinals were able to accomplish this past year.

Weaver selected to play in Best of the Bluegrass Wayne County Football Coach Shawn Thompson and Aubrey Weaver

Senior Cardinal Football player Aubrey Weaver was selected to participate in the Best of the Bluegrass All Star Football game on Dec. 9 th at Elizabethtown High School.

Computer Science Classes Take a Trip to SCC’s Additive Manufacturing Lab grooup

A total of 24 students from Marsha Bertram’s computer science classes visited SCC on Friday, November 30th for a workshop in their 3D Printing lab.

2nd Annual Wayne County Archery Classic Archery

A huge turn out of archers attended the second annual Cardinal Classic Archery Competition on Dec. 14-15 held at the Wayne County Middle School's gymnasium. Congratulations to numerous local archers on the Elementary, Middle School, and High School teams won awards. 

ATC Students Perfect Masonry Skills (L-R) J.R. Lowe and Hailie Wise

November 26th through the 30th was Masonry Week in Carpentry Class at the Area Technology Center. This yearly event gives insight to students about the trade and allows them to actually practice laying block.

Doubleheader Basketball Games Well Attended on December 11 aubrey's freethrow!

The Cardinal Boy's Team was narrowly defeated by Pulaski County in overtime with a score of 83 - 79. Their next game is away at Danville on December 14th. The Lady Cards were defeated by Southwestern 43 - 56. They play West Jessamine at home on December 15th at 3:30 p.m.

All District Band Members to Perform January 12th high school

Congratulations to the Wayne County band members who were selected for this honor. The All District Band will participate in a workshop on January 11th followed by a performance on January 12th at Lindsey Wilson College.

Wayne County Schools Participate in Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade Student Government float included our mascot, the Cardinal during the Christmas Parade

This year's theme was "Hometown Country Christmas." Winner of the Best Academic Float was Wayne County High School Student Government Association. Second place in that division was awarded to the Wayne County High School Lady Cardinal Soccer Team.

Wayne County Archery Team will be hosting the Second Annual Cardinal Classic Archery Competition on Dec. 14 and 15 Archery Team performs well at first competition

There are 72 Elementary, Middle and High School archers on the Wayne County Team this year. The Archery Team's first tournament of the season was held December 1st at McCreary County. Local archers brought home numerous awards they earned. They are looking forward to a large gathering of archers attending the upcoming Cardinal Classic at the Wayne County Middle School.

Monticello Elementary 21'st Century students to present Elf The Musical JR. Elf

Wayne County’s 21'st Century program at Monticello Elementary is proud to be presenting
another one of their musical hits on Monday, December 17'th at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Trio of Wayne County Golfers and Wayne County Golf Coach Named to All-Region Team Golf

The Kentucky Golf Coaches Association announced the selection of the 10th Region awards. Junior Reese Sexton, Junior Kameron Gehring, and Freshman Gehrig Sexton were all selected to the team; with Reese Sexton voted player of the year and Gehrig Sexton placing third in voting for player of the year. Coach Stewart Gregory was voted Coach of the Year in the 10th Region, only the second time in school history that a Wayne County coach has received such an honor.

Bell Elementary Dribblers show off their skills Dribblers

A team of Bell Elementary students have been practicing their dribbling skills under the direction of their school principal. They have been practicing after school and on Saturday mornings for the past three weeks. They did a great job demonstrating what they have learned at a Go Cards Assembly, recently held for first graders. They will also be performing at Bell's next Go Cards Assembly for second graders. In addition, they made their debut on the Rodney Woods court at half time of the Girl's Basketball game on December 11th.  

GEAR UP Students Toured Georgetown College and Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky Group photo of gear up

The GEAR UP program helps students learn about future training and college opportunities so they can better prepare while in high school. 

Reality Town Big Event at Wayne County Middle School reality town

Some 25 community helpers volunteered at 17 booths to teach 8th graders what a family's financial budget resembles. Many students are surprised to learn how expensive home expenditures can be on a monthly basis. The event also sheds light on career option incomes. 

Wayne County Lady Cards and Cardinal Basketball Teams play at home in Doubleheader Tuesday, Dec.11th Boys Basketball Team undefeated

Basketball season has been underway for the Girl's and Boy's teams. The Cardinals have been on the road with three wins having already defeated Garrard County, Lincoln County and Southwestern to date. They play their first home game Dec. 11 against Pulaski County at 7:30 p.m. Then they head to Danville on Dec. 14 and Mercer County on Dec. 17. The Lady Cards started their season at home defeating North Laurel. They went on the road and suffered losses at Casey and Lincoln Counties. They beat McCreary Central on Dec. 7 away and return home to play Southwestern Dec. 11th at 6:00 p.m. Go Cards!

Mat Cards finish 4-1 at Stone Memorial Duals in Crossville, Tennessee Colin Tucker

The Wayne County Wrestling team traveled to Crossville, Tennessee on Saturday December 8th, for the Stone Memorial Duals. The Mat Cards finshed 4-1 in the dual tournament. 

WCHS students can take advantage of new perk in their library

In addition to being able to use our library catalog - Destiny - online from any computer, now when students visit the library they can search for items via the Destiny Kiosks! These are very user friendly and always on!

FBLA Hosts Annual Food Drive Challenge fbla

The annual Food Drive Challenge starts on Friday, December 7th and runs through next Friday, December 14th. This is a competition among 1st period classes to see which class can collect the most non-perishable food items. The winning class receives a doughnut party courtesy of FBLA during the week of December 17th.

Cardinal College Night coming up logo

WCHS Gear Up program will host Cardinal College Night for sophomores and juniors. The program feaures keynote speaker Jeremey Taylor. Be present for the apple watch drawing.

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.

Monticello Elementary Students and Parents Enjoy Author's Visit Jill Frogge, Kinley Baker and Ronda Friend

 Monticello Elementary students were anxious to return to school for a family literacy night recently held, featuring children’s author Ronda Friend. They were even cast in part of her child-friendly performance...The students and staff clad in plaid and denim will most likely remember these fun teachable moments where educators went the extra mile to promote literacy.  

Senior Colton Morrow Chosen as Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship Recipient Colton Morrow

Senior Colton Morrow has been chosen as Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship recipient from Wayne County High School. 

WCHS JROTC/FCA Team up to prepare and deliver Thanksgiving meals to needy Volunteers help prepare meal

A crew of students and staff members worked tirelesly to provide 850 meals for the less fortunate. Each year this group of volunteers do an awesome job planning, preparing and delivering holiday meals!

Lady Cards defeat North Laurel in exciting first game of the season Coach McKinley guiding the Lady Cardinals

Congrats to the Lady Cards playing hard and winning in their home season opener 57-55. They were defeated by Casey County on the road Friday, November 30th. They continue to play on the road December 4th at Lincoln County, followed by a game on December 7th at McCreary Central. Their next home game is Tuesday, December 11 when they play Southwestern. Go Cards this season!

Monticello Elementary students enjoyed NED and Mindset Mission NED

NED's Mindset Mission was an interactive school performance using story telling, puppetry, illusions and yo-yo tricks to take students on an entertaining journey with the character NED, NED taught the students valuable character education lessons.

Luke Troxell Memorial Duals held at first home meet wrestling on the mat at home

The Wayne County Wrestling team opened their season Saturday December 1 at home in the Luke Troxell Memorial Duals. The dual tournament featured the three top teams from region 8 which included: Wayne County, Madison Central, and Danville. The Mat Cardinals will be back in action on Saturday December 8 when they travel to Stone Memorial High School for the I 40 Duals in Crossville, Tennessee. Start time is 10:00 am.

University of the Cumberlands Chamber Choir Christmas Concert Chamber CHoir from University of the Cumberlands

The Monticello Woman's Club is pleased to present the Chamber Choir from the University of the Cumberlands. The  Christmas Concert is December 3rd,  at 6:30 pm at the Wayne Historical Theater. The choir is under the direction of Dr. Jeff Smoak.

Early Childhood Education Students Receive First Industry Certification Group Photo

Students in the Early Childhood Education pathway received the first industry certificate of the stackable certificates on November 19, 2018 that will make them career/transition ready in the field.

Hepatitis A Vaccine being administered to students and staff two nurses doing their nurse

Wayne County Schools are fortunate to have the Healthy Kids Clinic that moves from building to building to assist students and staff with health and wellness benefits. This semester the first dose of the Hepatitis A Vaccine has been administered to students and staff who have signed up through the Healthy Kids Clinic.  

Walker Early Learning Center hosts Board of Ed November Meeting Woman discussing matters involving the meeting

The Family Resource Center was highlighted during the meeting, while the Born Learning Academy was underway.  

Two WCHS students placed first in the GFWC - KY 9th District student art contest Art Contest

Monticello Woman's Club proudly presented Madison Johnson and Andrea Huffer with 1st place certificates for their winning entries in the GFWC-Ky 9th District student art contest. Both students are now qualified to represent Monticello Woman's Club and Wayne County High School at the GFWC-Ky state contest for students. Madison, grade 11, won the 3D computer sculpture category. Andrea, grade 10, won the computer design category for her original art design. This contest was open to all students grade 9 through 12 in the 16 counties that make up the 9th district.

WCHS Students Participated in Landscape and Turf Management Class horton's boys

Students did a good job landscaping the beds around the high school. They can complete the Horticulture and Plant Science Systems pathway with this class, Landscape and Turf Management.

Relatives Raising Relatives Icon

On Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 11:30am, all guardians who are responsible for the care of a relative child are welcome to participate in the Relatives Raising Relatives meeting. The focus for this meeting will be Kinship Care. The meeting takes place at the Wayne County Public Library.

Spirit of Giving Tree Light at the Center for Rural Development Poster

The Center for Rural Development presents Spirit of Giving Tree Lighting on Nov. 26th at 5:30 p.m.. Celebrate the magic of the holidays with a visit from Santa, music by the Waynetonian Choir, and more before the holiday performance of "Santa's Enchanted Workshop."

Wayne County School District is Going to Greece greek trip

High-achieving WC students will be eligible for a travel study tour to Greece the summer of 2020.

Learning Academy students and friends enjoyed a Thanksgiving Feast Student and teacher give thanks

The Learning Academy staff and their families lovingly prepared an outstanding country ham dinner for their students. They dined together in their log cabin classroom expertly decorated for Thanksgiving. Staff members at the Learning Academy include: Jason Kennett, Adam Chaplin and Barbara Simpson-Laws.

Bell Elementary welcomed special guests to dine with students for Thanksgiving meal Thanksgiving

A group of young men served as greeters to show parents and friends to classrooms. Students were excited to have visitors and enjoy delicious turkey dinners for lunch at school.

Check Out Audio/Digital Books in the Wayne County High School Media Center Image: Google Search

The WCHS Library is pleased to offer a large variety of audio books/digital books in multiple forms for the students to read. 

Veterans Tribute Program held at Monticello Elementary Vet's table

Monticello Elementary students benefited from a Veteran's Program featuring speaker Certified Social Worker Noah Rice. Rice is veteran who served seven years in the Army National Guard, including 16 months deployed overseas. The Waynetonian Choir provided patriotic music under the direction of Jared Duncan. Special guest during the program was Army Reserve SFC Tim Bertram who shared information in Katina Shearer's classroom after the ceremony.

Bell Veterans Program features their "Adopt a Soldier" JROTC

Bell Elementary put on a unique program honoring veterans. SGT Aaron Ambrosino is their "Adopt a Soldier" that they have sent cards and gifts to this school year. He has served 11 years in the Navy and this is his fourth year in the Army. He is currently stationed in Kuwait. He watched the program and was very appreciative of the school's patriotic efforts.Students in Rhonda Ward's second grade class were featured in the performance under the direction of Music Teacher Susan Helms. Representatives from the JROTC Cardinal Battalion were there to honor the Veterans.  

Elfin' Around 3k Run/ Walk Relay For Life fundraiser Elfin around

The run will start at the Wayne County Marketplace on Saturday, December 1st, at 11 a.m. All proceeds donated to Relay for Life.

For more information, visit us at https://www.facebook.com/elfinaroundrunwalk

Literary Ornament Event WCHS Literary Ornament

Calling All Artist and Creative Lovers of Literature! The WCHS Library is sponsoring a Literary Ornament Creation Event. 

Contact High School for Thanksgiving meals Turkey Dinner

The Wayne County High School JROTC and FCA are once again teaming up to feed the
shut-ins and less fortunate of Wayne County on Thanksgiving Day.

WCHS Salute to Veterans program Connor Denny and his father Allen Denny

SFC(R) Allen Denny, a 1997 graduate of WCHS, was the guest speaker. He shared first hand information and take aways from his service with an appreciative student body. SFC Denny served in many leadership positions from Team Leader to Infantry Company First Sergeant. His combat tours and operational deployment include: Operation Enduring Freedom/Afghanistan (three tours), Operation Iraqi Freedom/IRAQ (one tour). He served a total of 42 months of combat. He is the father of Wayne County High School Junior Connor Denny.     

Check out WCHS Counselors' Corner newsletter CC

On the High School page, under quick links one can find "Counselors Corner," There students can find upcoming events, ACT dates, and much more important dates and information. 

WCHS Tech Design Class Launches New Product tree display

Students are taking advantage of the approaching Christmas season by designing and offering 3D Christmas ornaments.

Walker Family Literacy Night is Fun Camp out Kindergarten Hudson Nartker at the Community Telecom Service booth

Preschoolers and kindergartners enjoyed the special reading night with teachers and classmates. Parents picked up valuable reading tips to practice with their children. Special thanks to the community volunteers who visited with families and handed out information and candy to students. Family Resource Center coordinated a pizza dinner to start off the festivities. 

Over 200 sixth graders participated in Progressive Agriculture Safety Day safety day students

 Wayne County’s Conservation District went all out to teach sixth graders safety tips during the 13th Annual Progressive Agriculture Safety Day. In fact, there were over 50 volunteers anxious to share information with students at the ten outdoor stations.

Wayne County Schools Celebrate High Attendance Day nice nice pic

The Wayne County School District took part in the statewide High Attendance Day. Congratulations to Monticello Elementary who had the highest attendance figures (98.16%) amongst the local schools for the school district. Wayne County Middle School's 97.78% attendance rate placed them as the regional winner for large middle school category. The large elementary school winner was Liberty Elementary with 98.50% attendance and the large high school winner was Adair County High School 95.96%. Wayne County High School focused on spirit week activities leading up to homecoming during high attendance week and scored 95.19% attendance.  

Over 250 students and their families attended Bell Elementary’s Family Literacy Night The Morrow Family

Bell Elementary classrooms were filled with 78 excited first and second graders dressed in Halloween costumes at the “Learning is Not So Scary” Family Literacy Night. Students and parents had a great time at this special literacy event.

Monticello Elementary Family Literacy Night Features Children’s Author Presentation Family Literacy Night

Third, fourth, and fifth grade students and their families can look forward to Monday, November 19 when a terrific motivational storyteller will provide two exciting assemblies during the school day, topped off with an evening performance for the entire family at Monticello Elementary.

Monticello Elementary Hosts 'Mega Party' Fundraiser crowd

Monticello Elementary recently hosted a Mega Party fundraiser after school that students enjoyed attending. Funds will help pay for new playground equipment.

The Lancaster Grand Theatre Offers Performance for Students The Lancaster Grand Theatre

There are several upcoming performances at the restored theater in Lancaster, Kentucky that will enhance the holidays.

Wayne County Varsity Cheer Alumni Day 2018 cheer cheer yetet

A Cheer banquet will be held before the girl's game on Saturday, December 15th. 

Parents with the youngest children are invited to workshop at Walker Early Learning Center bornlearning academy

 The BornLearning Academy at Walker Early Learning Center will continue this Tuesday, November 13th for parents with young children not yet enrolled in school. Each session teaches valuable parenting strategies that will help prepare children for school.

Walker Trike-a-Thon Raises Money for St. Jude's Hospital St. Jude Children's Hospital Trike-a-Thon Fundraiser

Walker Early Learning Center raised: $2,859.49 and Online Donations: $560 for a grand total of: $3,419.49. Walker is super proud of their students and the parents support they have shown to St. Jude's Hospital. Kindergarten students participated in Trike-a-Thon during their P.E. time throughout the week of October 15th. Preschoolers participated on October 18th.

Contribution made to Imagination Library Books 'tis the Season Gift Shop" Representative Katherine Kidd presented Walker Early Learning Principal Angela Ballinger with a check for the Imagination Library

The Scarecrow Trail, which is sponsored by 'Tis the Season Gift Shop', Women in Agriculture, and the Wayne County Extension Office presented Walker Early Learning Center Principal Angela Ballinger with a total of $233.80 for the Imagination Library. This will sponsor eight children for a year to receive Imagination Library books

Wayne County Cardinals ready to play Franklin County in 4A state playoffs Friday, November 8th wchs

The first round of the playoffs featured a showdown between the 7-3 Wayne County Cardinals and the 4-6 North Oldham Mustangs at Jewell Field

FBLA Participates in Bell's Literacy Night FBLA Group

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) provided assistance to Bell Elementary Staff at the Fall Literacy Night. Members of the ATC club read books to first and second graders who attended the "Learning is Not So Scary" event on October 25th. This is one of several service projects the FBLA club is involved in on the Wayne County Schools campus. Mrs. Dana Hurd and Mr. Rob Allen are the advisers of the club, which enhances students' leadership skills. 

Walker Family Literacy Night Camp Read S'more

     Preschool and Kindergarten students and their families are invited to attend a special Family Literacy Fun Night at Walker Early Learning Center this Thursday, November 8 th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
     A pizza party will be held in the school cafeteria, followed by a hike to different Reading Adventure Sessions inside classrooms. Families will have an opportunity to visit with one another and participate in several fun Family Literacy activities. The event is sponsored by Title I, Family Resource and Youth Service Center and the Lake Cumberland Reading Council.

Wayne County Boy's Cross Country Team participates in the State Championship cross c

The Wayne County Boy’s Cross Country Team finished 20 out of 32 teams at the state championship held at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday, November 3.

Wayne County High School Boys Cross Country Team advances to state at Super Region All runners starting near the gate

The Wayne County High School Boys Cross Country Team advances to the state competition this coming weekend on November 3rd as a result of their finishes at the Region 5 Class AA Championship held Saturday, October 27th, which was hosted by Wayne County at Cave Lake Event Park.  Go Cards!

Community readers visit top five Accelerated readers in third, fourth and fifth grade at Monticello Elementary School Literacy Night

Guest Readers read chapters to the students gathered around them from "Hats Off to Heroes" by Ronda Friend, The author will be visiting the school on November 19 during two upcoming assemblies. She will share her "Down on Friendly Acres" series. Check out htp://www.rondaFriend.com to learn about the author. Congratulations to the students who were the top readers at each grade level and got to meet the guest readers in person to preview the book. All students will get to be read to by the guest readers through digital means inside their classrooms.

21st Century Celebrated Lights on After School with "The Hunger Games...Read! Catch the Fire!" food line

A beautifully displayed buffet of refreshments was enjoyed by the after school kids. The WCHS Drumline was the featured entertainment. All kind of classes, crafts, and information were enjoyed by all who attended the special event.

Bell Elementary Second Graders Perform Special Nutrition Program cast

Bell Elementary second graders in Jan Lewis’ classroom were cast in an informative nutrition special
program coordinated by health/physical education teacher Lois Bradley.

Safety at Wayne County Schools emphasized with proclamation signing signing

Wayne County School educators participated in a proclamation signing at the local courthouse to kick off activites and resources made available to students to emphasize school safety. Students signed pledges to be proactive in keeping schools safe, dressed up for Red Ribbon week, and learned about the Tipline that is located on the front page of the school district website during Kentucky Safe Schools Week held October 21-27. 

Women in Agriculture Conference Enlighten Several FFA Members members

Local WCHS students learned about new trends in dairy farming and gained knowledge from female farmers. 

Wayne County Board of Education Receives USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) Grant usda logo

Wayne County Board of Education is pleased to announce Wayne County Schools are recipients of the federal Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) funded and regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

American Woodsmen recognizes WCMS 21st Century Coordinator Katherine Kidd and 1st Sergeant George Snyder

Both educators were named "Hometown Heroes" in a surprise ceremoony at the start of the after school 21st Century Program. The surprise announcement was made in front of some 150 students who enjoyed cupcakes from American Woodsmen.

EKU Outreach Coordinator Shared Opportunities Offered through College of Business and Technology laurie and em
Author Mike Artell will be speaking at WCMS after school book

Reading Matters! Wayne County Schools’ 21st Century After School program will be hosting a special reading event
Thursday, November 1st at 5:00 p.m. that the community is welcome to attend. Conference speaker Mike Artell will captivate the audience at the Wayne County Middle School with some amazing insights into reading with your child. He is the author of more than 35 books. His talents also include working as an illustrator and cartoonist, as well as being a musician. He has spoken at hundreds of conferences, so don’t miss this interesting special event which is in conjunction with a school literacy grant. Door prizes and refreshments will follow the presentation.

Riley Hicks named to 12th Region All Tournament Soccer Team Riley Hicks. She was selected as a member of the   12th Region Soccer All Tournament Team, which was announced on   Saturday, October 20 at Southwestern High School.

Congratulations WCHS Freshman Riley Hicks was selected as a member of the 12th Region Soccer All Tournament Team, which was announced on Saturday, October 20 at Southwestern High School.

Lady Cards fought hard at 12th Regional Championship Game volleyball

The Wayne County Lady Cards Volleyball team ended their season at a high level in the 12th Region Championship game at Lincoln County High School, recently.

Elementary Cross Country Season Underway Cross Country Girls

Elementary Cross Country runners have had a busy season competing at various meets. Girls Elementary Team placed first at the Cave Lake Fall Classic on October 20th.

Wayne County Hosted Fall Classic Cross Country Meet on October 20th high school team

The local event was held at Cave Lake Event course with all three levels of teams competing from various school districts across the area.

The winners are in.... Pumpkin Character Contest @ the WCHS Library Pumpkins

The library media center got into the fall spirit by hosting a decorated pumpkin contest. It was fun for the students who participated! The contestants decorated a pumpkin to represent their favorite book character or favorite book.

Bell Elementary receives health/wellness grant Lois Bradley shows off some of the materials purchased through the grant

  First and second graders at Bell Elementary are benefitting from a new program being implemented this school year through the health/physical education classes geared towards child health.

A Look into the Future....ABC Careers Program launched Special Performance Events at Bell Elementary A jockey's career was included in the program

Mindy Bell's second grade class were featured in a wonderful program portraying different careers, under the direction of Music Teacher Susan Helms, who is organizing a series of beneficial kids programs based on their "Community Helpers" and "What I Want to be When I Grow Up" units.  At the first assembly, the students were accompanied by an engaging ABC Career video that played in the background that explored different career options. On Thursday, October 25th, Jan Lewis' second grade classroom will be performing for the second grade classes and parents in the Bell Elementary's gymnasium The program is called "Fantastic 5 Food Stars" and ties in with their C.A.T.C.H. wellness program. Bell Elementary second graders can look forward to a Veteran's Program coming up on November 8th with representatives from the JROTC and local veterans with another special second grade classroom leading the program. 

Walker Safety Day Benefits Youngest Learners Safety Day

Wayne County Rescue Squad, EMTs, Monticello Fire Department, and law enforcement spent a big part of their day showing off their equipment and sharing safety tips to the youngest learners. 

Visitors Share Native American Artifacts with Middle School Students steve cundiff

Steve and Doris Cundiff visited WCMS with their impressive collection of Native American artifacts to share knowledge with the students. 

Band performs in KMEA Quarter Finals on October 20th completing their season Band performing

The marching band's final competition was at the KMEA West AAAA Quarterfinals in Hopkinsville Stadium of Champions. Wayne County Marching Band finished their program "SHATTERED" in 10th place under the direction of Band Director Andy Critz and Asst. Director Tyler Cook. Congratulations on an outstanding season! The band added to the performance each week making great halftime entertainment at the local football games. 

Bell Elementary students enjoy Science lesson in school garden pumpkin patch Girl holding pumpkin

Wayne County Extension Agriculture Service and FFA provided an outdoor classroom experience for first and second graders, recently. There were 600 pumpkins harvested so every child received their very own pumpkin in conjunction with a lesson on how pumpkins grow. 

ACT Torch Prep speakers share test strategies with Juniors WKU Graduate Grifffin Fruge was speaking about strategies to use for the ACT

Thanks to the GEAR-Up program, Wayne County High School juniors participated in TorchPrep's unique Boot Camp, which is a fast and proven program to help students dramatically transfor their ACT scores. TorchPrep representatives shared their information with content-specific strategies to help local students on October 18th.    


Safe School and Red Ribbon Week Seal

This week is KY Safe Schools Week and Red Ribbon Week. Dress up has to meet school dress code and full face and/or body make-up will not be allowed.

WCHS Students attend reception and receive trophy for dual credit partnership with Campbellsville College

WCHS students presented Principal Justin Alley with a trophy they received at a reception held at the Campbellsville College Somerset Noe Education Center recognizing their Dual Credit High School partnership. The students were provided with information about scholarship opportunities. 

Seniors Learn Admissions Information from UK Admissions Recruiter UK

The college admission process is starting and Wayne County High School students are meeting with recruiters to match schools with their interests.

WCHS Boys Soccer Team concludes Season All District Team

The Boys Soccer Team competed in the 48th District Championship with Southwestern winning on October 8th. The local team advanced to the 12th Region on October 16th with Somerset defeating Wayne at West Jessamine. Congratulations to soccer athletes Tylan Kennett, Nathan Burks, Jordi Santiz, and William Wright who were named to the All District team.

WCHS Now Offering New Advanced Placement Classes for Students lang class

With classes back in session at WCHS, five new AP courses began.

National School Lunch Week underway Lots 2 Love

Celebrate national school lunch week in the cafeterias this week. The theme this year is “School Lunch Lots 2 Love”.

Wayne County Football Cardinals blast Russell County 50-13... Vote for Aubrey Weaver Aubrey Weaver carrying the ball

The win bumped Wayne County's record up to 6-3. Wayne County will have some time to rest before their next matchup, which is against Madison Southern in two weeks at 7:30 PM. Russell County will take on Clay County at home at 8:30 PM next week. These teams both have had a rocky road up to this point with four consecutive losses for Russell County and five for Clay Country.

Wayne County High School Volleyball Team Named District Champs and in process of advancing at Region! 48th district winning team

Congratulations to the Wayne County Volleyball Team won the 48th District Tournament recently held at McCreary Central. Wayne County beat Southwestern 3-2 to take the championship. They faced Pulaski County at Region on October 17th at Lincoln County winning 3-1. They advanced to play Thursday night, Oct. 18 against Southwestern. Go Cards!

21st Century Lights On After School: Hunger Games Theme Hunger Games Logo

21st Century is hosting their annual Lights on After School program. This year theme is the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Parents and the community are encouraged to attend this special event. 

Girls High School Soccer Team scores at district tournament...Good Luck Oct. 17th at Region! Girls Soccer Team advances to Region

Wayne County High School Girls Soccer Team advances to Regional Tournament and competes in second round, Wednesday, October 17th at Southwestern. District Tournament game was held on Monday, October 8th. The Lady Card lost 6-0, but advanced to the regional tournament as district runners-up. 

UK Agriculture Roundup Positive Experience for 11 FFA Students UK Roundup

Wayne County Extension Service hosted a field trip to the UK Roundup at the UK College of Agriculture for local juniors and seniors on September 27. Eleven students enjoyed meeting with program-specific advisors to learn about educational opportunities and scholarships. The Roundup is a four-day series of events for students, faculty, staff and alumni in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment celebrating long-standing traditions, recent accomplishments and future directions.   

Wayne County Golfer Reese Sexton Named Kentucky 1st Team All-State Reese Sexton

Reese Sexton ended the 2018 golfing campaign as Wayne County’s all time tournament winner, back-to-back Region 10 Champion, 10th Region Player of the Year, and Kentucky 1st Team All-State.

Golf Team Named Amongst Top Ten in the State WCHS Golfing Group

The Wayne County Cardinals Golf Team completed their best season in school history in 2018. Aside from being in the top ten in the state, the Cardinals won five invitational tournaments, won the 10th Region Championship, placed two golfers on the All-Region Team, and broke numerous school records.

Upcoming FAFSA Workshop FAFSA

An evening FAFSA workshop has been scheduled for Thursday, Nov 1st from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for seniors and their parents.

Third annual Scarecrow Trail can be seen on Wayne County School Campus Scarecrows representing all the extra-curricular activities lined the front of the WCMS

Go Cards is a familiar theme for fall harvest displays both on and off campus. Many of the decorators participated in the local fundraising event sponsored by the County Homemakers, Women in Agriculture, and Tis the Season Gift Shop. The theme this year is "Support Your Favorite Team/Sports Program." Wayne County Central Office tied with Wayne County Hospital as the winner of the Group/Organization Category. WCMS won the Viewer's Community Choice category. WC School employee Alan Doss and family won the Individual family category. Danny Conley's Monticello Florist Shop won the business category. There were 22 residences, schools and businesses that participated raising $220 for the Imagination Library.

Softball Team Boosters sponsoring haunted house Holler of Death

The Softball Boosters are sponsoring the "Holler of Death" haunted house, taking place on October 19, 20, 26, 27th, and November 3rd.

Bell Elementary Special Education Department Receives $2,000 Grant mary wright

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Bell Elementary Special Education Department a $2,000 grant to support youth literacy.

October Board of Ed Meeting Features Architect's Drawings for the ATC and Special Recognition of Cadet Sergeant Daniel Ward daniel and family

At the October Board of Education meeting, Architect Mike Sparkman revealed the latest drawings of what the future Area Technology Center will look like and the Board honored Cadet Sergeant Daniel Ward on earning the Distinguished Junior Cadet Leadership Award at Camp Bluegrass JCLC 2018.  

Monticello Bank hosts Cardinal Security Bank Open House Bank

Students enjoyed the reception held in the school bank.

Over 400 preschool and Kindergarten students at Walker Early Learning center received a pumpkin bertram and pumpkins

Almost an acre of pumpkins were picked in the school garden located next to Walker Early Learning Center. The local Extension Service and FFA Agriculture students from WCHS sponsored the event.

Monticello Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences held for first nine weeks Parent Teacher Conference

The first round of Parent Teacher Conferences were well attended at Monticello Elementary. Upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled at Bell Elementary on October 4th from 4 to 7 p.m. and Walker Elementary is October 16th and 23rd, from 4-7 p.m.

Bus Evacuation Drill Transportation Director assisting students at drill

Wayne County Schools will be conducting their second mandated bus evacuation on October 5th at 2:45 p.m., just prior to fall break set for October 8-12.

Men's Soccer Team defeats Berea 3-0 at home Coach Darran Vickery talks with his team

Wayne County Men’s Soccer squad moved to 8-5-1 on the season with a home win over the visiting Pirates of Berea on Senior Night.  The Cardinal’s lone Senior Nathan Burks was honored before the game for all his hard work and dedication to the program.  The senior goalie was able to go out on a high note holding Berea scoreless on the night by providing 8 saves and getting great support from his fellow defenders.  Will Wright lead the scoring effort with two goals on the evening.  Ty Kennett played a terrific header into the back of the net off an outstanding corner kick from Jordi Santiz to set the final score at 3-0, the fifth shutout of the season by the Cardinals. 


St. Jude Trike-a-thon to be held this month at Walker Early Learning Center The flyer for the event

Kindergarten will participate in St. Judes Event during P.E. allotted time the week of October 15-19th PreSchool will be doing St. Judes Even t on October 18th

Food Service Manager Rebecca Crabtree named 2019 Summer Feeding Champion Kathryn Tucker and Rebecca Crabtree

Wayne County Schools Food Service Department was able to participate regularly with seven sites within the local county during the summer months. They served 2276 breakfasts, 5739 lunches, and 291 suppers during June and July. Past and present local summer feeding program workers have a long standing record of going the extra mile for Wayne County children who needed the meals.

College Application Week begins at WCHS Senior discusses honor program

WCHS Guidance Department has invited several colleges to visit this week (October 1-5). Seniors are welcome to talk to admission counselors to discuss their applications to college, or to receive answers to questions.

Congrats to Band on Placing Second in Class 4A at Cumberland Falls Marching Invitational WC Marching Band

The Wayne Co. Marching Cardinals traveled to Corbin, KY on Saturday, September 20th to compete in the Cumberland Falls Marching Invitational. The band placed 2nd in Class 4A and received Best Percussion in Class 4A. The band also received Best Percussion overall, 2nd Place Color Guard overall and place 3rd overall. The band will compete in KMEA Quarterfinals on October 20th.

Congratulations to Wayne County Golf Team Regional Title winners! Regional Champions

 The Cardinals Golf Team won the 10th Region Title in dominant fashion firing a team total of 296, in turn, defeating runner-up Rockcastle County by thirteen strokes.Wayne County got to celebrate the victory at Wasioto Winds Golf Course in Pineville, KY just three years after they fell short by two shots for a regional championship at the same venue.

Flu Shots will be available in mid October Dates of flu shots for each building

Flu vaccines will be available for students and staff through the Healthy Kids Clinic at specified locations during the week of October 15-19.  

Tech Design Class Selling Vinyl Decals poster

Perfect to decorate your Chromebook or use as car decals! 

Middle School's Newsletter is informative WCMS Newsletter

Check out the WCMS Newsletter on the WCMS website page under Quick links on the left-hand side!

Vitality Biometric Screenings Scheduled for staff during October

Forms are attatched that must be filled out prior to the screening. Participants will need to have their Humana Vitality card or Go365 card. The first screening will be held October 1 at Walker Early Learning Center.

Wayne County School levels show improvement in critical subject areas Cardinal Seal

     The 2017-2018 Assessment and Accountability results have been released by the Kentucky Department of Education with all three local levels – elementary, middle and high school of Wayne County Schools scoring higher in Reading, Math and Writing from the previous year’s results.

Go Cards Award Winners Celebrated MVP Award Winners Valerie Hutchinson and George Snyder

Wayne County Schools recognized outstanding staff members from the 2017-2018 school year through nominations from peers, students and the community. Each year, the staff meets on their opening day and the Go Cards classified and certified winners from each building are announced. Selection is based on a  list of outstanding attributes like: dedication and knowledge in their field, does more than necessary and strives to exceed expectations, understands and demonstrates a commitment to students, determined to make a difference each day, and a desire to continue to grow as a professional. Thanks to the Monticello Bank, each person selected received a $100 check and the two "Most Valuable Player" staff members received an additional $150 gift. The staff fondly nominated two outstanding MVPs -  Valerie Hutchinson, a member of the IT Department and 1 SG George Snyder, a JROTC instructor. School Board Chairperson Donna Blevins and Monticello Bank Senior Executive Officer Jean Hicks presented the certificates and gifts.  

Wayne County Marching Band Traveled to Pulaski County Marching Invitational on September 22nd color guard

The Band received 8th overall in the competition. The Color Guard received 5th place overall, and Percussion placed 6th overall. The band will travel to Corbin High School on Saturday, September 29th for competition in the Cumberland Falls marching Invitational. 

Spirit Week was a success at WCHS senior hallway

Each day students and staff dressed in the theme of the day, pumping up for Homecoming.The hallways were decorated all week long leading up to Homecoming. 

Cardinals Win Decisively Over the Tigers on Homecoming Homecoming King and Queen

Homecoming game successful as Cards roll over Clay County 56-14. On September 28 Cards travel to Rockcastle County to play at 7:30 pm

Homecoming King and Queen were Zach Dishman and Callie Phillips, 1st runners up were Kali Sloan and Johnathan Shepherd, and 2nd runner was Makena Hatfield and Adrian Martin.

Walker Early Learning Center Students Enjoy Harvesting Veggies Emily Upchurch's class in garden

The youngest students are learning about the 4-acre school garden by picking grape tomatoes. The FFA/Agriculture students and local UK Extension Service work in the garden to produce food for the school cafeterias.

Homecoming Candidates and Football Team parade through downtown homecoming group photo

Good Luck to Cards as they face Clay County tonight, Friday at 7:30 p.m. 

WCHS Student Cole Bell Chosen for Craft Academy cole bell

Cole Bell, a student of Wayne County High School, was chosen to participate in Morehead State University's Craft Academy. He is doing well and appreciates the opportunity he has earned. 

Craft Academy Senior Natalie Hutchinson Experiences China Natalie at the Great Wall

Craft Academy is a great fit for WCHS Senior Natalie Hutchinson. She participated in monthly classes last year to study abroad. She enjoyed studying the language and sight seeing in China. 

Football Cards Take Care of Business on the Road Against 5A Harlan County WCHS Football Team

The Wayne County High School Football team made the three hour drive over to Harlan County to face the Black Bears Friday night (September 14). The team made it well worth the ride as they came out and made a statement with a 40-12 win.

Relatives Raising Relatives to Meet September 25th family support flyer

Join us on Tuesday September 25, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. for an organizational meeting to form a support group for families who are responsible for the care of a relative child. 

SCC College Fair and Tour helps high school students adjust SCC Tour

Seniors and Gear-Up kids went to Somerset Community College to experience a valuable college fair along with a tour of the college, with a stop for pizza.

Kentucky Dual Credit Scholarship helps high school Juniors and Seniors WCHS Upperclassmen learn about Dual Credit Scholarship through the KHEAA

Wayne County High School students have never experienced such a customized approach to the variety of courses they may select from to design their schedules. They can follow traditional classroom courses at the high school, or they might select on-line courses at their fingertips. Not only are the subjects varied, but also the types of classes range from dual credit courses to advanced placement classes to work based learning opportunities like: cooperative education, apprenticeships, internships, or school-based enterprises.

Attendance Today... Achieve Tomorrow Attendance Matters

A child’s attendance record at school is a predictor of academic success. Join the staff at Wayne County Schools in making High Attendance Day on Thursday, September 20 a huge success. The statewide event highlights the importance of regular school attendance and its link to student performance.

Band performs in first competition of the season WCHS Band

The Wayne County Marching Cardinals traveled to North Laurel High School for competition on Saturday, September 15th. The band placed 6th overall and 3rd in class 4A with their 2018 show entitled "Shattered". 

Grandparents Days celebrated at Bell Elementary Grandparents Day

Grandparents visited their grandchild's classroom and then enjoyed snacks together, as well as shopping at the Book Fair.

Study Down Under trip recognized at September Board of Education meeting Life From Down Under

Students and the study tour coordinator shared their extraordinary experience in Australia and New Zealand

Wayne County District Parent Teacher Conferences for first quarter underway WCHS Parent Teacher Conference

Wayne County Middle School’s first Parent Teacher Conference of the school year will be Tuesday, Sept. 18 th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.  Parents are invited to come and talk with their child’s teachers and pick up their mid-term grades for the first nine weeks. 

Congratulations to the 2018 Homecoming Court Candidates Homecoming Candidates

     The Cardinal Football Team will be playing Clay County at 7:30 p.m. on September 21st which will be Homecoming for Wayne County. The king and queen will be crowned during half-time festivities.Students are currently voting for the Homecoming King and Queen on the website high school home page under Links on the left-hand column

     The Homecoming Parade will be held Thursday, September 20 along Main Street, concluding at the high school parking lot where a pep rally will be held.

     The classes of 1999 from both Monticello High School and Wayne County High School will be honored at the homecoming football game. The reunion for the classes will be held in the high school cafeteria, which will be open beginning at 6:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. Class members who need more information may call the high school at (606) 348-5575.


The Center for Rural Development Hosts First-Ever Country Brunch Cooking Class Chef Mete Sergin

On Saturday, September 22nd, enjoy the first ever class on Country cooking hosted at the The Center for Rural Development by Chef Mete Sergin. Registrations underway! Call 606-677-6000 or register online for Country Brunch cooking class.

Good luck to Cardinal Football Team on the Road (need title)

#1 rated Boyle County beat #6 Wayne County last Friday at Jewell Fied. On Friday, September 14, the Cards travel to Harlan Co to face off against the Black Bears.

Check out WCHS Literacy News Computer

Checkout new fiction and non-fiction books. Destiny- the school literacy's online catalog, and KYVL- Virtual Library. Also of interest is EBSCO Learning Express CENTERS on www.kyvl.org to practice ACT test items.

Cadet Sergeant Daniel J. Ward earns the Distinguished Junior Cadet Leadership Award at Camp Bluegrass JCLJC 2018 Daniel Ward

Representing Wayne County JROTC at Junior Cadet Leadership Camp 2018 Cadet Sergeant Daniel J Ward earned the overall JCLC Battalion Leadership Award. This marks the econd year in a row that a Wayne County cadet has earned this very prestigious award and is a testament to the exceptional academic and personal character Wayne County cadets exemplify.

School Garden producing fresh veggies for the school cafeteria serving lines Grant Vallelonga and Nathaniel Tuggle working in the High School garden

Bell Elementary second graders planted broccoli and cauliflower in the four-acre school garden. WCHS agriculture students and the extension service assisted the youngsters. In addition, Wayne County FFA and Extension held a Farm to Fork special event recently. They provided tours of the garden and a meal with the fresh produce at the extension office. The event also served as a fundraiser for the Imagination Library.

Lady Soccer Cards Improves Regional Standing to Second Place with Close Win Over the Lady Panthers of Knox Central #8 Lady Card Forward Junior Gracie Chaplin fends off #5 Lady Panther Midfielder Emily Grubbs

#8 Lady Card Forward Junior Gracie Chaplin fends off #5 Lady Panther Midfielder Emily Grubbs. The Lady Cardinals improved their record to 5-1-0.

WCHS Participates in the Journey Down Under Travel Study Tour rainforest

Four students from WCHS traveled across the globe to New Zealand and Australia during the 2018 summer through the district's gifted and talented program.

KET Professional Development Workshop Features Wayne County High School Art Teachers' presentation KET Logo

  Wayne County High School Arts and Humanities/Video Teacher Tim Withers was recruited to teach teachers and media specialists from across the state how to incorporate multimedia and other technologies into their classroom, this past summer. His class focused on virtual learning.

Extension Service Teaches Young Learners about Broccoli and How to Plant Vegetables Students examining the plant.

The UK Agriculture Extension Office visited the young students to show them how to plant broccoli. They also taught the students basic needs for the broccoli and how to properly care for them.

Preschool and Kindergarten students enjoyed Grandparent Day At Walker Darrell Smith otherwise known as "Pap" with grandson Colton Dishman. Trey Lynch joins in on the fun.

Students enjoyed milk and cookies in the outdoor classroom where they welcomed their grandparents. They were anxious to show their grandparents the playground located behind the outdoor classroom.

Wayne County Football Team defeats Warren East on August 31'st Wayne County Cardinals win the football game

Congratulations to the Wayne County Cardinals who won a late night game due to lightning delays with a score of 57-40. Wayne County faces Boyle County at home September 7. Come out to Jewell Field and support the Cards!

SCC Dual Credit Field Trip helps students learn about campus life SCC Logo

WCHS students enrolled in Somerset Community College (SCC) dual credit courses were invited on campus to attend spirit week. Students visited booths set up to showcase clubs and activities at the community college. Students participated in a pie eating contest, a scavenger hunt, and a chalk drawing contest. Wayne County Schools offers: English 101-102, Art History Humanities 105, and Biology 112-113 (lab) classes at school through a partnership with SCC. Numerous students also take a variety of online individual courses from SCC and other colleges that are plugged into their regular school schedules following different career pathways. For instance, they can pick from numerous courses ranging from psychology to public speaking to a computer app class. In addition, approximately ten students are currently enrolled in Cardinal University online dual credit classes throughout the day at home through virtual blocks on their schedule. Wayne County ATC has 80 students grades 9-12 pre enrolled in dual credit for classes at the Area Technology Center. The program areas involved are Health Science, Business, Automotive, Carpentry and Machine Tool Technology.  



Patriotism at its Best.....Student notices need for new flag The American Flag

Bell Elementary received a new American Flag courtesy of a second grader and his family. Grayson Denny noticed the school needed a new flag at parent pick up and took action. 

Lady Soccer Cards handed their first defeat of the season Wayne County High School Lady Cards

The Cards fell to the Taylor County Lady Cardinals 1-4. Come out and support them at their next home meet on Thursday, September 6th at 6:30 p.m. when they face Knox Central.

FFA Officers Receive Training at Camp (l-r) The officers of FFA: McKenzie Bell, Cole Edwards, Madison Butler, Lydia West, Myles Gregory, and Mackenzie Crabtree

This year's officers are excited about the future of FFA and shared photos from their camp experience.

Recognize alumni who served in the armed forces at Wayne County High School Military Alumni Hallway

Students could not help but notice some alterations to the hallways this school season at the Wayne County High School. Besides the familiar student work, college signage, club advertisements, and ACT All Star student photos displayed on the walls – now something new stands out. Alumni who served in the military are being recognized and the community can help with this project.

WCHS Senior Attends GSP Over the 2018 Summer colton

WCHS Student Colton Morrow attended the Governor’s Scholar Program over the 2018 summer.

Get outside Kentucky! Hiking, Backpacking or Strolling Your Way Across the Bluegrass Go outside Kentucky!
WCHS Students honored for participating in summer learning opportunities Students Nate Helton, Mckenzie Crabtree, Nicole Hesse, and Colton Morrow were all honored for participating in these events

The learning continued on campus over the summer for the fifth through eighth graders enrolled in the 21st Century Summer Camp, as well as a Credit Recovery online program through extended services for high school students. In addition, the summer feeding program helped keep kids fed on and off campus with the help of the mobile Lunchbox Express. For those who chose to travel long distance, the GT trip took students all the way to Australia/New Zealand.

New Employee participated in trainings
Workforce Training Classes at The Center for Rural Development

The Center for Rural Development's Business & Community Training Center has career and workforce training classes for employees and employers in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. We have our regularly scheduled business classes for August and a new series of no-cost soft skills training workshops in four different locations in the region.

Parents and guardians check out Born Learning Academy BornLearning

Please join us for the 2018 BornLearning Academy at Walker Early Learning Center. The academy is for parents with children age 0-4. This series of family workshops is open to parents of children not yet enrolled in school. In each of the six sessions, parents will learn a parenting strategy that will help prepare their child for school. At each ession, dinner is at 5:30pm, followed by workshops at 6:00pm and a door prize drawing at 7:00pm/

1st Annual Men's Basketball Lettermen Golf Outing Cardinal and Trojan

All former Wayne County Cardinals and Monticello Trojan Men’s Basketball Players are invited to a Golf Outing on Friday, October 12th at the Monticello Country Club.

Cards Up to the Challenge on the Road at Pulaski County football image

The Wayne County Cardinal football team traveled to 5A Pulaski County Friday night (Aug. 24) and came back victorious. Come out and support the Cards as they play their home opener Friday, August 31st against the Raiders from Warren East. The Cardinals won this matchup 41-16 last season. Go Cards!

Preschool Begins….Plus Cardinal Kids Campus Wrap-Around Program and Child Care Center Preschool Wrap-Around Certified Teacher Andrea Williams with student John Dodd

Wayne County preschool classes began Monday, August 27th for both PM and AM shifts at Walker Early Learning Center. Youngsters were eased into their new routine with an orientation event and phase-in visit to help them comfortably enter school. The staff go all out to welcome families and create a wonderful and magical learning environment.


Kona Ice Truck will visit most home middle school football games Kona Ice truck visits the Middle School

They will continue to come at least once a month again this year to the middle school. These are the dates: Sept. 19, Oct. 24, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 23, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, and Apr. 24 (subject to change only if a higher priority schedule item requires such change).

Cardinal Golf Team exhibiting high level of play this season L-R: Aaron Hesse, Gehrig Sexton, Kameron Gehring, Reese Sexton, Renan Dobbs, Gage Gregory show off the plaque and trophy from Warren East Invitational where they made records for individual and team scores.

 Led by Junior and 2017 2nd Team All-State golfer, Reese Sexton, the Cardinals have won four tournament championships and set the pace to  contend for a Regional Title the last week in September.

Youngest Learners attend Preschool Orientation with their families Preschool parents discuss starting school for their child with the teacher

Wayne County preschoolers can take advantage of a wrap-around program for 3 and 4-year-olds that provides daycare services at Cardinal Kids Campus. The five-star rated child care program has been moved to a newer facility just behind Walker Early Learning Center where the children can take advantage of special opportunities connected to the school building. The young students receive enrichment studies with a certified teacher that reinforces their preschool lessons, so it is a wonderful opportunity for students to get a 'leg up' on learning.

First Day of school exciting for students at Wayne County Schools First graders Navaeh Davis and Jasper Clark were assisted by  teacher Hannah Parmley

First and second graders were happy to come to school and enjoyed all the first day activities underway in their classrooms.

Students Have a Blast at 2018 21st Century Summer Camp shaker village

An Academic Challenge Cap ran simultaneously with a Survivor Camp and Lights Camera Action Camp during the exciting adventures students enjoyed.  The Hazard Challenger Learning Center, EKU Hummel Planetarium, Newton's Attic, Northern Kentucky Aquarium, and Mt. View Campsite were popular Field trips in June and July.

Bus Evacuation Drills provide vaulable training to students who travel on field trips Bell Elementary first graders on bus during drill

Bus evacuations are underway at each school. Buses were brought to the buildings and every student is participating in the bus evacuation procedures. These evacuations are very beneficial since some students are transported by their parents and miss the evacuatons during the remainder of the year. The teachers also participate in this exercise.

Flags reflect artistry of marching band program WCHS Color Guard practices for marching band season

The 11-member color guard is led by Captain Maggie Stinson. The color guard spends a lot of time practicing choreographed routines to perform during the Wayne County High School marching band season.

WCHS Basketball Coach Rodney Woods participated in National Hall of Fame this summer Rodney Woods

Tennessee basketball VFL Rodney Woods (1972-75) was inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) Hall of Fame at the association's national convention in South Dakota in June.Congratulations to Coach Woods who has served as the boys' basketball coach at Wayne County High School for the past 32 years and been named Kentucky Coach of the Year twice.  

Workforce training classes at The Center for Rural Development

The Center for Rural Development's Business & Communtity Training Center has career and worforce training classes for employees and employers in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. We have regularly scheduled business classes for August and a new series of no-cost soft skills training workshops in four different locations in the region.

Wayne County Men's Soccer Squad opens with 3-0 win 2018 WCHS Men's Soccer Team

The Cardinals opened their 2018 campaign with a home victory over the Falcons of Monroe County on August 14th by a margin of 3-0.

Wayne County High School Graduate receives full scholarship to University of Kentucky Tanner Thompson senior photo

Tanner Thompson, a 2018 graduate, was selected by the Hagan Scholarship Foundation to receive a full scholarship to the University of Kentucky. This need-based and merit-based scholarship, valued at up to $48,000 over four years, was provided to over 300 students from rural America in 2018.

Enrollment up first day of classes Cardinal logo

The Wayne County District's enrollment was up on opening day, August 15th, compared to last year's first day of classes. 

Youth League Football Registration Football

First through sixth grade Wayne County students are eligible to play Youth League football. 

New and incoming high school students appreciate Orientation Event Mentors lead students

Students learned where their classes were located, filled out paper work, and enjoyed meeting mentors and teachers. Several 2017-18 high school help desk students assisted the computer science/tech department distribute over 250 Chromebooks during orientation.There are 956 students enrolled at the high school.

Middle School orientation well attended Students at orientation

Families learned where classes were held inside the middle school. They were provided information regarding everything from lockers to technology to transportation. The Kona Ice truck pulled up to the front door of the building as a treat for students.

Wayne County Middle School Teacher travelled to Texas to provide Professional Development Turner presenting her work at the conference

Leah Turner was selected to share her classroom work through the Kentucky Reading Project. Turner incorporated historical context with literature when her classroom read Candy Bomber by Dr. Diana Port of Eastern Kentucky University.

Monticello Elementary Orientation program kicks off school year Teacher assists student with bookbag

Third graders and their families met administrators, teachers, and even Winston, a trained therapy dog that will be part of a reading incentive program. Fourth and fifth graders had their own orientations on another night at Monticello Elementary.

Kindergarten Orientation big success Eli Floyd

Incoming Kindergarteners got to explore their school building and their parents completed paperwork covering everything from perks made avaliable like; art, music, family resource center, health, transportation, and library.

Wayne County Schools announces Stop! Tipline to report bullying online Bullying tipline

The STOP! Tipline is designed for use as an "online" reporting/prevention tool which is provided free by the Kentucky Center for School Safety.   If students, parents or community members know of an unsafe situation in school (bullying, weapons, drugs or alcohol, etc.), they can anonymously pass on that information to school personnel by using this basic email format.


Wayne County Schools open doors for students to perform at competitive levels Back to School graphic

With a variety of improvements underway over the summer, Wayne County students can expect to experience a fresh and inviting environment when they return to campus. Robust student services and speciliazed trainings to empower educators will benefit the entire student body.

WC Marching Cards Perform for Parents and Peers at the End of Band Camp performing

As the camp draws to a close, the Wayne County Band performed for parents and friends. They had practiced marching and had learned the opening to this year’s performance piece.

Transportation update emphasizes safety on Wayne County school buses Mike Cooksey cleans a bus

All Wayne County bus drivers and bus monitors participated in a state-mandated safety and procedure update on August 6. Drivers practiced proper bus evacuation methods and brushed up on their first aid skills.

Wayne County Student Colton Morrow Participates in South Kentucky RECC Washington Rural Electric Youth Tour colton morrow washington trip

WCHS student Colton Morrow visited Washington, D.C., in the South Kentucky RECC Washington Rural Electric Youth Tour.

Learning Academy Events celebrate student progress Seniors received fly fishing rods

Special guests and families enjoyed an awards cookout luncheon to celebrate all of the student accomplishments. Students received awards, while four graduating seniors were recognized.

Learning Academy provides interesting and hands on training learning opportunities Student paints detailed border work

The purpose of the Center is to help students overcome obstacles and be successful in a 21st century global society. Students took pride in their facility and have created a log cabin room, college and career room, besides their classrooms They also painted a concrete retaining wall that leads into their entrance into the downstairs of the former Turner Intermediate Building.

Scrimmage game to be held Friday, August 10th at Jewell Field Football team

The Cardinals face Lincoln County as they warm up for the 2018-19 football season. Their first regular game is August 18th at Danville when they play Frederick Douglas at 6:00 pm.

WCHS Student Nicole Hesse Chosen for Rogers Scholar Program rogers scholars

Wayne County High School student Nicole Hesse was chosen as the Wayne County Rogers Scholar.

Best wishes to the recent WCHS Academic Hall of Fame graduates as they enter college student receives plaque from Carol Ford

The 2018 Academic Hall of Fame banquet celebrated students' hard work achieving high grade point averages. There were 34 students who met the stringent criteria to be inducted into the Academic Hall of Fame. WCHS Media Coordinator Carol Ford coordinated the wonderful banquet completely decorated in their honor. Superintendent Wayne Roberts and WCHS Principal Justin Alley spoke to the students and their families at the annual event, followed by a delicious dinner.   

2018 Academic Hall of Fame 2018 academic hall of fame

WCHS Academic Hall of Fame seniors were honored at the 2018 Academic Hall of Fame Banquet.

First graders get acquainted with Bell Elementary during orientation 1st graders Daria Harvey and Brayden Crabtree with teacher Jessica Thrasher

Approximately 400 students and their families were excited to meet their new teachers in their classrooms. Families also had an option to attend a learning fair in the cafeteria for transportation, health, and extracurriculars. Students observed the new Kinetex antibacterial carpeting in the media center.  

Nicole Hesse represented Wayne County High School at the Rogers Scholar Program Rising junior Nicole Hesse

     Nicole Hesse, daughter of Emily and Matt Hesse, was chosen as the 2018 Roger Scholar from Wayne County. Nicole was one of 60 accepted students, and participated in the program. from July 8th to July 13th.

Wayne County Band Camp Underway for the 2018-2019 Season Critz and Cook

The Marching Cards are spending their summer on the field practicing for the upcoming season.

WCMS Volleyball 8th grade night recognizes success of players Eighth grade team with their prizes

The Wayne County Middle School eighth grade volleyball team was recognized at the home volleyball game with McCreary County. They will be going to WCHS this fall. Coaches Jamie Hutchinson and Leslie Rice were proud of their players as they concluded the season. 

Parents are Reminded to Ensure Up to Date Vaccines as the School Year Approaches health flyer

Parents are reminded to make sure that their children are up to date with the new immunizations implemented for the 2018-2019 school year.

Wayne County Board to add another Resource Officer great expectations

It's a need that Wayne County Superintendent Wayne Roberts and the school board plans to meet for the next school year—the addition of another School Resource Officer on campus.

Family and Consumer Science students delivered donations to Ronald McDonald House fccla icon pic

Students who took classes in the Family Consumer Science career pathway and participated in Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) participated in a service learning project where they collected donations for the Ronald McDonald House. They took the donations to the house on May 7 and then took a tour of the facility. 

New Immunization Requirements for Kentucky School Children new immunization requirements

New immunization requirements for Kentucky school children are effective for the 2018-2019 school year. All children agges 18 months to 18 years of age must now get a two dose series of the Hepatitis A vaccine. All children ages 16 and older are required to have a meningitis vaccination, which is considered a booster dose from their 6th-grade vaccinations.

WCHS honored as GRAMMY signature school The band competed at state semi-finals this past spring

Wayne County High School was recently named a GRAMMY Signature School and the band was granted a $2000 community award.

Middle School art students create with 3-D technology Emily Pitman puts the finished touches on her dress using the Google Tilt Brush

Wayne County Middle School students are using 3-D technology to learn and create nearly every day. Art teacher Juliet Perkins uses Virtual Reality (VR) software and 3-D printing to expose her students to what she believes is the industry of the future.

2017-2018 School Year Features Technological Advancement at Wayne County High School it help desk chromebooks

The 2017-2018 School year was filled with tech fever spreading through Wayne County High School

WCMS sends four students to State Academic Meet The competitors celebrated their success with a team meal

The Wayne County Middle School Academic Team was hard at work during the 2017-2018 school year. After a year of success, four middle school students competed in the Academic Team Governor’s Cup finals in Louisville.

Colton Morrow Completes Rogers Scholar Community Service Project Colton Morrow

Colton Morrow, a rising senior at Wayne County High School, recently completed his Rogers Scholars community service project which included spending hundreds of hours in a local cemetery removing debris along with cleaning, repairing and restoring tombstones. 

Wayne County 21st Century Drama Camp Presents 'The Great Middle School Mystery' The Script

The Wayne County 21st Century Drama Camp performed for parents and peers at the Historic Wayne Theater.

Wayne County Cardinals roll out the red carpet for UK Wildcats Kendall Phillips (left) and David Phillips (right) smiled with Coach John Calipari following the training clinic

Wayne County Schools was proud to host the University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball Satellite Camp on June 30. The gym was filled with 93 students, their parents, and plenty of community members who were eager to be a part of the basketball action.

Wayne County Board honors retirees at June meeting All the retirees together

Thanks so much to those retiring who contributed an amazing 706.5 total years to the students at WC schools. Many thanks!

DVDs Available from School Special Events dvd boooois

DVD copies of some of Wayne County's special events from the end of the school year are now available at the schools for $10 each.

Children Enjoy Nutritionist Visit to Bell Elementary melinda turner

Melinda Turner, senior manager of School Health and Wellness, shared a lesson on The Dairy Alliance with first and second graders.

Child Plus Fair introduces families to educational opportunities and community services Cara Gregory and her family explore the Child Plus Fair

Parents enrolled children in Head Start, preschool, and kindergarten during this informational fair. Children also had access to the Healthy Kids Clinic for school physicals and many won door prizes!

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.

Construction begins on new Area Technology Center Board members break ground on ATC

On June 12, Members of the Wayne County Board of Education broke ground for construction of the new Area Technology Center, which will be located behind Wayne County High School. The Board members were assisted by ATC Principal John Kinnett and the architects behind the new ATC design. 

Extension Service Helps Young Learners Harvest Pea Crop in Walker's Outdoor Classroom riflin through the peas

Kindergarten students learned to shell peas after pulling the pods from the plants they grew in raised beds.

High School Girl's Basketball Team Hosts Elementary Basketball Camp basketball players

 The WCHS Lady Cards hosted a Basketball Camp for first through eighth grade students.

Spring Planting and Garden Maintenance throwin hay

Agriculture students work with UK Extension Agriculture Department to establish a school garden at the beginning of the season.

Wayne County Board of Education May Meeting focuses on Teachers who Attended the 'Share Fair Celebration' shannon shelton, moddie miller, william allison, lesley rice, sasha chaplin, principal ballinger

Among other things, such as more discussion on the new ATC, a few of the WC district teachers who had attended the 'Share Fair Celebration...Appreciating Educators and Literacy' spoke about the event.

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).

Monticello Elementary Students Earn Trip to El Cazador for their Excellence in Spanish Studies el cazador pic

Monticello Elementary students are fortunate to be able to study the Spanish language in third, fourth and fifth grades

WCHS Freshman Teacher Brenda Hoover taught her Students a Toyotetsu Team Building Exercise students enjoyed the activity

Learning by working together in a team effort as a skill future employers will want from students as they enter the work force. Hoover was one of several local teachers that participated in a manufaturing externship to learn how to better prepare students for manufacturing jobs in the area.

High School Students Create Piñatas for their Spanish Class Todd Barton

Every year, high school teacher Todd Barton helps his students learn more about the Spanish culture by letting them create their own piñatas. This not only helps them learn more about Spain and other countries, but it gives them a hands-on experience and even gives the students a chance to be creative.

WCHS High School Dance Team Wins Overall Superior Trophy in Florida team with ribbon

The Wayne County Varsity Dance Team participated in the Universal Dance Association’s summer dance camp in Panama City Beach, Florida, from June 7-11 th .

WCHS Technology Students Educate Walker Early Learning Center Students greg

The students of the high school computer science program spent two days working with the students of WELC.

The Graduating Class of 2018 was Honored with a Special Breakfast at the High School senior breakfast table

WCHS celebrated its annual Senior Breakfast to honor the seniors of 2018.

WCHS and ATC Earn MakerMinded School of Distinction Award high school maker minded

Both the Wayne County High School and Area Technology Center were rewarded for their participation in the MakerMinded point program.

Wayne County High School Added to John Calipari Satellite Camp Tour basketball!

Wayne County High School has been added to the eight locations that the John Calipari Satellite Camp Tour. Those attending the program will be given a chance to work with current UK Men's Basketball players. Prizes will be given away, and every student will be given a special UK camp T-shirt. The program is open to both boys and girls and costs $90.


Register online here!

21st Century's Drama Camp Students Perform at The Historic Wayne Theater memorizing lines

Join 21st Century's Drama Camp students for their performance at The Historic Wayne Theater on Friday, June 15th, at 6:30 p.m.

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.

Kentucky Summer Food Service Program Kicks Off the Lunchbox Express lunchbox express

 Wayne County Schools is once again providing summer meals to kids from the Lunchbox Express mobile kitchen. A food service team travels the city of Monticello to make sure all children of the community have full bellies during the summer months.

Two rising juniors attend HOBY conference Kenzie and Nate before the end of school

Rising WCHS juniors Mackenzie Crabtree and Nate Helton were selected to serve as ambassadors at this summer’s Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership conference. The two attended the conference from May 31 to June 3 at Transylvania University.

Wayne County High School Drama Class Presents 'The Bottom of the Lake' for Peers and the Public students practicing

Before the end of the 2017-2018 school year, the WCHS Drama Classn put on a wonderful performance of a play by Steven Stack, which they presented to the students at school and for the public in the evening.

WCHS student Emily Meeks achieves early graduation Emily Meeks graduated one year early.

Wayne County High School Junior Emily Meeks took advantage of the school’s early graduation program so she could get a head start on higher education. Emily worked hard to complete her high school credits in time to graduate with the Class of 2018.

Senior Awards Ceremony highlights graduates' successes Caugen Wallace received the "Next Level" award

WCHS seniors were celebrated by their teachers, community members, and college recruiters at their final awards ceremony.

Breanna Tuggle signs with Campbellsville University Tigers Breanna with her family and coaches

                Wayne County High School 2018 graduating senior Breanna Tuggle recently signed with the Campbellsville University Tigers Archery Team, which will provide a partial scholarship added to a performance grant. The coed team is fairly young at the private Christian school located in Campbellsville, Kentucky.

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.  

Wayne County Casting Cardinals well represented at various bass tournaments this year Austin Bell (left) and Christopher Sloan (right) won the KCAA State Open Championship

The Wayne County Casting Cardinals had a good year participating in a club league with neighboring student anglers, as well as at several larger competitive tournaments.

Congratulations to WCHS Class of 2018! Confetti flies as graduation ends

The Commencement ceremony included an invocation led by Hunter Davis, Jayla Baker's Salutatorian's Address, an emotional President's Address by Tanner Thompson, a Valedictorian's Address by Jacob Wright, and a benediction led by Alexis Reagan.

Taylor West is 100-meter race State Champion Taylor West wins state championship at UK

Recent-graduate Taylor West celebrated a State Championship in the 100-meter wheelchair track race on May 18 at University of Kentucky. Taylor has been participating in track since her seventh grade year. This makes her fourth regional and state championship since 2013.

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.

WC JROTC 2018 Awards Ceremony the crowd

JROTC cadets recieved numerous ribbons and medals in front of a large audience.

Preschoolers shine at End of Year Program Students appreciate their certificates at Preschool Awards

Walker Early Learning Center preschoolers were presented with awards at a musical program. Each color group was represented at both the morning and afternoon programs. The preschool program offers two sessions four days a week, as well as transportation and a wrap-around childcare enrichment program.

Kindergarten Awards Program fun for families Yvonne Morgan with students

After celebrating the academic strides they made this school year, each student received a packet with summer reading options so they can read on their independent level this summer.

Eighth Grade Honors Programs highlights student successes Citizenship Award Recipients

Student Council members Jasmin Coffey and Jeffrey Hardwick gave the welcoming remarks. After a year of hard work, eighth graders earned the following awards: Character Education, Rogers Explorers, LEAF, Extra-Curricular Activities Participation, Perfect Attendance, Near-Perfect Attendance, Honor Roll, All A'S, Academic Excellence, and Citizenship.

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.

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.

Wayne County Lady Cardinal Basketball Camp to be Held this Summer girls' basketball camp

Lady Cardinal Basketball Camp will be held May 30th through June 1st.

WCHS Teen Aged Republicans Society goes to Frankfort to tour the Governor's Mansion and the Old Capitol building The WCHS TARS

The TARS club at WCHS embarked on a journey to Frankfort, Kentucky on May 15th to tour the Governors' Mansion and also the Old Capitol building. The group also spoke with Representative Ken Upchurch. 

Wayne County Hosts Regional School Nurse Coordinators Boot Camp Training nursing group

District Health Coordinators from Kentucky gathered for training with KDE school health consultants and veteran health coordinators recently on the Wayne County School campus in the Turner cafeteria. The meeting focused on tips to orientate new health coordinators on their roles in schools. Topics addressed included: new infinite campus reports to help nurses meet the new DPH immunization requirements,coordinating policies and health services with state and federal law, data collection requirements, and end-of-year reporting.  

District Competition Coming Up for Baseball and Softball Teams baseball

Wayne County will be hosting both of these tournaments beginning May 21st.

21st Century Gearing Up for Summer Program camp ad

21st Century has begun preparing for its 2018 summer camp program. Students need to sign up for the popular program ASAP!


Preschool Field Day is Fun for Kids nichole koge

The FCCLA club members assisted the preschool staff at all kinds of booths on a beatiful and sunny day. Slushies were a big treat during these outdoor activities.

Board of Education members learn about share fair Teachers representing Share Fair

Wayne County was well represented at the 19th annual ‘Share Fair Celebration…Appreciating Educators and Literacy’ with 48 Wayne County educators participating in a dozen presentations in Louisville on April 21st. The Fair is the culminating event where teachers gather to present and discuss their yearlong Literacy Action Plans they have been working on throughout the school year as part of the Kentucky Reading Project or Adolescent Literacy Project.

Open House for Fall Preschool welc mascot

Star-studded Open House for Fall Preschool to be held May 17th from 4-6 p.m.

Spring Band Concert Held May 9th critz and the band

Students from Wayne County Middle School and Wayne County High School performed at their Spring Concert.

WCHS Boys and Girls Tennis Teams compete at Regional Tournament Zach Dishman

 The Wayne County Boys Tennis Team just finished their season after becoming runner up in the region for the second year in a row. Actually, it was the third time in the last four years that the team would secure that place. The girls team did not advance to state.

Staff, Parents, and Students Encouraged to Nominate Wayne County School District Staff for Go Cards Award go cards awards 2017

It is time to nominate 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.

WELC Teacher Requests guidelines Walker Early Learning Center Cardinal

Teacher requests will be accepted at Walker Early Learning Center from April 30, 2018 – June 15, 2018 regarding preschool and kindergarten classes. In order to place a request for a teacher, all paperwork must be completed and turned into the front office.

Wayne County Gifted and Talented is offering a variety of summer camps Gifted and Talented

Wayne County Gifted & Talented Program is offering a variety of summer camps. All GT and Honor Roll students who will be in grades 6-12 next fall are invited to apply by email to Jennifer.chaplin@wayne.kyschools.us. Camp information is provided below:

Monticello Elementary Participates in state STLP STLP

Students from the after school Robotics class participated in the competition.

The Center for Rural Development Presents a Children's Musical, "My Mouth is a Volcano" my mouth is a volcano book cover

On May 8th, The Center for Rural Development will be presenting "My Mouth is a Volcano," based on an award-winning book by Julia Cook.

WCHS Prom was a blast! Prom 2018

Wayne County High School holds another exciting Prom.

The Wayne County High School Drama Class will be Presenting 'The Bottom of the Lake' drama mask clipart

The 20 cast members from the class are excited to present the play that they have worked on in class this semester.

The 2018 Wayne County High School Academic Hall of Fame will be Honored May 7th hall of fame

The 2017-2018 Academic Hall of Fame Banquet will be held May 7th.

Wayne County Schools K-PREP testing coming up Kentucky Department of Education

Students at Monticello Elementary, Wayne County Middle School, and Wayne County High School are preparing for the statewide K-Prep testing.

WCHS ATC students in Wayne County Skills USA Club compete in State Competition in Louisville Group photo of Skills USA local competitors

Wayne County Area Technology Center students from the Wayne County Skills USA Club traveled to compete in state competition at Louisville, Kentucky on April 11th. Over 800 students competed at the statewide event. Ten Wayne County ATC students competed in a broad range of competitions that tested their trade skill levels and leadership skills.

American Woodmark Corp. help schools through three charitable donations

The ATC appreciated a donation towards the construction of a new center. The WCMS were grateful for a contribution towards the 21st After School Program and the school store. The gifted and Talented program recevied funding toward their students upcoming study abroad trip expenses.

College and Military Signing Day at WCHS for Seniors Seniors signing on to college

Seniors signed with a variety of colleges including SCC/KCTCS, UK, Lindsey Wilson, Cumberlands, EKU, WKU and U of L. Also, several students announced their inlistment plans into the military.

ATC Business Management Class Tours Ale-8-One Bottling Company ale8 group

Area Technology Center students in the Business Management class recently took a trip to Winchester, KY, to tour the Ale-8-One Bottling Company. They began their tour with a short video giving the history of the company, how they got their name, and how the company's products were discovered and designed.

Monticello Elementary 21st Century Program presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr Beautty and the Beast Jr

       Get ready for wonderful entertainment by a cast of 39 local students presenting Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. The local version of the popular Broadway play will be held at the Monticello Elementary School gymnasium on May 1st and May 3rd at 6:00 p.m.

JROTC Raider Team Finishes Second Overall at 12th Annual George Rogers Clark Invitational Log Sit Ups performed by Raider Team

After the opening ceremony to start the events, the Wayne County Raiders first challenge for the day was the One Rope Bridge event. This event is one of the most popular and competitive events at every Raider meet. Requiring precision timing and teamwork, while installing a rope across a span 50 feet or more over a water obstacle and getting the entire team across the rope in the least amount of time. The Cardinal Raiders were able to perform this event with a time of two minutes and eight seconds. A very good time for this activity and a time that would earn the team a second place overall finish for this event.

Wayne County ATC FBLA Attends State Leadership Conference state champs

From April 16th to 18th students competing at the Kentucky FBLA SLC attended the conference in Louisville.

Coach Rodney Woods to be inducted into the National Hall of Fame Head Basketball Coach, Rodney Woods

It is with great pleasure that the National High School Athletic Coaches Association announces the upcoming induction of Wayne County High School Boys’ Basketball Coach Rodney Woods into the NHSACA National Hall of Fame. This year’s induction ceremony for the Class of 2018 will take place at the National High School Athletic Coaches Association’s national convention at the Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls, SD in June.  This year’s class includes thirty coaches from eighteen states across the nation. Coach Rodney Woods was selected for this national honor by his state’s high school coaches’ association. 

Wayne County Middle School Volleyball Recognizes 8th Grade Team Members 2018 8th Grade Volleyball Team


Ten eighth graders were recognized at the home volleyball game with MCCreary Central. They will be moving on to Wayne County High School this fall. Congratulations to this young ladies! Go Cards!

2018 Child Plus Fair Takes Place on Friday April 27th Early Learning Center Logo

The Child Plus Fair will be held in the Rodney C. Woods Gymnasium. Upcoming preschool and kindergarten students may register for school.

Bus Evacuation Drill set for Friday April 27th School Bus Evacuation Drill
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Wayne County School Staff Stand up for Public Education Honk if You Love WELC

Local staff members participated in walk-ins before classes began on Friday, April 13th, while another delegation represented Wayne County in the Frankfort protest at the state capitol building as they supported public education. The staff have been following state government's budgeting process for education and offered input during the process.

Eighth graders benefit from Operation Preparation at WCMS Volunteers shared their medical careers

Wayne County Middle School conducted another memorable Operation Preparation special event for the eighth grade class, recently.The career exploration event helped local students learn where their passions fall, so they can customize their high school experience to support their eventual career goal. 

2018 "Health Rocks" Day Camp for Ages 8-12 logo

The camp will be open to the first 60 students ages 8-12 to turn in a completed application.

Parent Teacher Conferences or phone discussions held across the District during Fourth Nine Weeks speaking with a parent

As the 2017-2018 school year draws to a close, teachers will be available to discuss student progress at designated times, as well as by appointment as is always the case, during  the fourth nine weeks.

Dinosaur Zoo Live Performance to be Held at Center for Rural Development erth zoo logo

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live takes you on a breathtaking journey that begins in pre-historic Australia.

Students Submitted Art for the KSNA - SNA Art Contest in Honor of National School Breakfast Week elementary and middle school winners

Potential artists participated and had some great messages to share about school breakfasts. They took part in a contest to "Create an Ad for School Breakfast!" There were two winners; Courtney Church from Monticello Elementary and Danny Joe Condreay from WCMS. The runners up were; William Melton from Bell Elementary and Amanda Harvey from WCMS.

Taylor Bell Signs to Shoot Archery at Lindsey Wilson College Taylor Bell

Wayne County’s Taylor Bell not only travels across the country on archery circuits and is the top archer on the school’s archery team, but he also serves as the commander of the WC JROTC Battalion, in addition to being an outstanding academic achiever.

Town Hall Meetings on Graduation Requirements Scheduled kde requirements

 Starting this week, Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt will host a series of
Town Hall meetings across Kentucky focused on high school graduation requirements.

Wayne County Food Service is excited about "Let's Move with Summer Food" Summer Food Program

Wayne County Food Service Department is excited about Let’s Move with Summer Food as they begin preparing for the 2018 Summer Food Service Program.  The tentative calendar will be June 4-July 20, 2018 where children and youth 18-years and younger eat free.  


Students Enjoyed the "Saddle Up" Theme at Bell's Family Literacy Night barn classroom

On March 15th, the staff at Bell celebrated literacy in a big way. Families of first and second graders attended the evening event with food, stick horse races, and rotating reading events in classrooms beautifully decorated in Western attire, barns, and wagons.

WCHS Student Government and Gear Up go to the Capitol in Frankfort WCHS SGA and Gear Up

On Tuesday March the 26th, the High School's Student Government Association and the Gear Up Program traveled to Frankfort to tour the Capitol. During the tour, the students met Senator Max Wise and Representative Ken Upchurch. The students learned a lot of new and interesting facts about the Capitol building architecture and what goes on within the marble walls.

Congratulations to Wayne County Concert Band Wayne County Concert Band Members in the foyer of the Rural Center for Development

The Concert Band members received straight distinguished ratings at the recent Festival held at the Rural Center for Development in Somerset. The band members are under the direction of Andy Critz. 

Young Children and Parents Visit Little Cardinal Academy Dale Gregory and teacher

Children played in a preschool room, getting used to school, while the parents were provided with enrollment information and what to expect once thier children are attending preschool and kindergarten.

KY Shakespeare Company Performs Twelfth Night Play at WCMS Middle school students enjoyed participating in the play

This program brought a fun and entertaining twist to an old performance.

Senior Jakson Baker Makes All Region Team; Riley Woods and Baker Receive All Region Academic Award All Region Team


The night of the semifinal match at Pulaski County High School, All-Region and Academian Awards were given out. Senior Jakson Baker was selected to the 12th Region All-Region Regular Season team. The Cardinals also had 2 players that received the academic award: Seniors Riley Woods and Jakson Baker. Congratulations to both young men on their honors! Go Cards!

2018 12th Region Hall of Fame Inductees Wayne County Schools Superintendent Wayne Roberts

Wayne County Schools Superintendent Wayne Roberts was recently inducted into the 2018 12th Region Hall of Fame. He and a Monticello School former athlete were amongst a dozen individuals who were reccognized during the KHSAA Boys Basketball Regional Tournament. Roberts was nominated for the award by his home school. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a contributor, during a halftime ceremony at the Boys Regional competition hosted by Pulaski County.  

Wayne County FFA Has Successful Regional Speaking Day Regional Speaking Day Participants from Wayne County High School

On Thursday, March 15, 2018, 17 Wayne County FFA members participated in the Lake Cumberland Regional FFA Day.  Students participated in various speaking contests (Fair - Good - Excellent - Superior).

Wayne County JROTC Recognized at March Board of Education Meeting group photo

Wayne County School Board recognized the Wayne County JROTC Cardinal Battalion on
receiving the Gold Star Award and being named an Honor Unit with Distinction (HUD), which is the
highest level a cadet battalion can be rated on a Junior ROTC Program of Accreditation, known as JPA.

"True Lies" Program Brought to Wayne County Middle School josh hale

Students of WCMS were exposed to the harsh truthes of Josh Hale's "True Lies" program.

Students and Staff Join in the Fun During FFA Week Kiss the Kid

Recently, FFA members participated in National FFA week. This week long celebration takes place every year during the week of George Washington’s birthday and gives FFA members the opportunity to show their FFA pride. Members had the opportunity to dress up and compete for the title of FFA King & Queen and Prince & Princess.

Congratulations to WCHS Girls Basketball Player Macey Blevins Macey Blevins 1000 Points

Freshman Macey Blevins had a historical season on the basketball floor. She set the single game scoring record for Wayne County Girls at 38 against Pulaski County. In the same game she eclipsed the 1000 point mark. Macey was also selected for the All-Region team, as well as the 12th Region All-Tournament team. Congratulations to Macey Blevins! Go Cards!

Safety training provided by Kentucky State Police beneficial to participants Commander Dalton coordinated the training

         In the wake of an effective school safety-training event, participants have said they appreciated the information provided by the Kentucky State Police. The state police provide the training to schools and other facilities across the state.

Rock Your Socks For World Down Syndrome Day World Down Syndrome Day

Wayne County Schools recognize World Down Syndrome Day. Wayne County Schools are asking the community to join them in wearing mismatched socks to recognize World Down Syndrome Day on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018.

Future Business Leaders of America Participate in 2018 Regional Conference wc fbla

Wayne County ATC's FBLA chapter attended the FBLA Regional Conference at EKU on March ninth.

Wayne County JROTC named Gold Star Unit for the 25th Year Cardinal Battalion

The Wayne County JROTC Cardinal Battalion has once again received the highest level ranking
possible putting them amongst the top 15 percent of Army JROTC programs across the country.

JROTC Ball 2018 big success JROTC Group Picture

The WC JROTC Ball was held on Feb. 24th at Dale Hollow State Park. Cadet Major Harley Baldwin and Cadet Captain Brianna Bybee were named the king and queen. Sergeant First Class Tim Bertram, a former JROTC cadet, was the guest speaker. Cadets were served a delicious steak dinner at the 25th anniversary formal event.