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Miss Kentucky visits high schoolers Miss Kentucky delivered a motivational speech to students
Food drive at WCHS in support of Rise Community We are Number 1!
Wayne County Schools considered model for Reading Horizons program Wayne County Schools Considered Model for Reading Horizon
Jared Criswell's English class goes to Blue Heron Jared Criswell's class at Blue Heron
Wayne County High School JROTC Cadets perform well At Junior Cadet Leadership Camp 2022

With school ending for the summer on May 27th, it wasn’t just the last day for classes. It was the first day to begin a new adventure for Wayne County High School JROTC Cadets Summer Canseco, Tiffany Damian, Elijah Kidwell, Robert Bob Lewis, Amelia Ramsey, Amber Russell, Deborah Sexton and Roscoe Steiber who were traveling to Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, KY, as advanced party to begin five days of Junior Cadet Leadership Camp (JCLC). 

Clerical Summer Training held for staff members Participants of the Clerical Training
Bell Elementary Robotics Summer Camp Bell Elementary Robotics Summer Camp
Senior Evan Taylor signs with Campbellsville University Band students with Evan Taylor during his signing
Senior Jacklyn Crabtree signs with Lindsey Wilson
Summer in the School Garden at Wayne County Schools FFA students planting peppers
Transportation Department ready to roll... Kentucky School Bus Stop Law

The Wayne County Transportation are proud of their safe record and hope motorists will remember school bus stop laws to keep students safe at the start of the school year. The safety of the young people in the community has never been more important. The Wayne County School staff have been undergoing all kinds of update trainings geared towards student safety.

21st Century Elementary Summer Camp Goes to the Dogs 21st Century Elementary Summer Camp Goes to The Dogs

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! The 21st Century Elementary Summer Camp went to the Dogs! That expression may be a bit tongue in check, but Wayne County School kids in grades 3-5 participated in a world where dogs ruled earlier this summer. All of the reading and curriculum was based on a dog theme, during the summer camp adventure. 

Middle School's loss.... District Services gain New Human Resources Director Melissa Gossage 

   Wayne County School District has a new needed position filled by a familiar face, former Wayne County Middle School Principal Melissa Gossage. Gossage has been named the Human Resources director and has hit the job running.

New Principal takes over at WCMS New WCMS Principal Chris Patton

  The Wayne County School District is excited to announce that Christopher Patton has been selected as the Wayne County Middle School principal for the 2022-23 school year. Patton will succeed Melissa Gossage, who is now the new district Human Resource director.

 Students who are enrolled in Family and Consumer Science classes at Wayne County High School have a lot to look forward to this school year Judges do a taste test to determine score on Chopped assignment presentation

 Students who are enrolled in Family and Consumer Science classes at Wayne County High School have a lot to look forward to this school year. They will be exposed to all kinds of projects and learn from a variety of speakers. This past school year, some of the highlights were creating the iconic Kentucky Hot Brown in their nutrition class to developing parenting skills through their adopted “egg baby” to making Tailgate Caviar and getting to sample it

Past and present seniors make a difference at WCHS WCHS Mentors help new students at orientation

Wayne County High School celebrated their 2022 graduating seniors in multiple ways and certainly wish them bright and happy futures ahead. They will be missed as the new school year gets close to beginning on August 17th. A new group of students were welcomed to the high school during orientation on August 2nd where freshmen got their bearings with the help of a great group of mentors!   

Free school supplies at back to school event was a success Parents and students lined up for school supplies

Thanks to the Defensive Action Against Drugs for once again coordinating the back to school free school supplies give away on July 22nd.  The Wayne County Schools and DAAD wished to thank everyone that helped in any way with the Free School Supply Drive-Thru.

Wayne County Schools Orientation

Orientation schedules are just around the corner. Each school has a specific style of offering their back to school orientation events. Check out the online registration options to get your paper work started more conveniently.

Summer Campers enjoy Magic Show at conclusion of summer session Summer Campers enjoy Magic Show at conclusion of summer session

Summer school students from Bell Elementary and Walker Early Learning Center had fun at Dinky McGowan's professional magician show.

Bell Elementary Awards Ceremony Bell Elementary Award Ceremony delights kids and families

Bell Elementary students were proud to be recognized from various classrooms in first and second grades. Students' classrooms were split up into smaller groups for the program, since their enrollment was 450 last year. They are already up to 480 students enrolled in the upcoming school year and their orientations are set for August 3 and 4 with first graders (by appointment) from 9-2 p.m. and second graders (no appointment) from 4-7 p.m.   

Bell Elementary kids excited to hang out with WCHS Project Lead the Way students Project Lead the Way students shared their knowledge with Bell Elementary 2nd graders

Each year, WCHS Instructor Kelly Brown shares her Project Lead the Way lab class, complete with students who have earned their white coats. The younger students from Bell Elementary who are invited for a visit, are inspired by the attention they receive from the 'big kids' who share an anatomy lesson with them at various stations located around the classroom. It's a win-win for learning because the high schoolers become experts at their stations and are happy to share with their younger peers!  

21st Century Middle School Summer Camp went Full STEAM Ahead 21st Century Summer Camp Student  gets shot up in a home made roller coaster in a study of energy

Students in grades 6-8 enjoyed 21st Century Camp which was filled with science, technology, engineering, art and math. The older group of students filled part of their summer experiencing everything from clicbots to cubelets to bubbleology - just to name a few of the activities they tackled. The camp was filled with enrichment projects at school, as well as some exciting field trips; so it was time well spent. The staff implemented all kinds of clever and fun ways to participate in engaging STEAM curriculum. 

WCHS Academic Hall of Fame features outstanding recent graduates Academic Hall of Fame

Congratulations to the Wayne County High School Academic Hall of Fame inductees and their families. This  past school year there were 50 seniors who met the requirements to be included into this prestigious group. Student scholars met the following conditions after the first seven semesters  being inducted into the Academic Hall of Fame: A cumulative grade point average of 3.75; met the ACT College Benchmarks (or their equivalents for state accountability) OR have passed two Dual Credit classes with a B or better grade; and have maintained at least a 94% attendance rate (excluding excused absences).    

Check out new Wayne County Schools enrollment registration online School staff members being trained in implementing student data online

Wayne County Schools are offering a new convenient way to register their children in school, thanks to an initiative by the district technology department. The idea is to eliminate the paper trail and be more efficient and convenient.

Back To School Drive-Thru Back To School Drive-Thru

Students be sure and attend the school supply give away on Friday, July 22 from 6-8 p.m. The Drive-Thru event is sponsored by DAAD and Operation Unite. It is being moved from the Aspire Center to the front of the Wayne County High School for K-12th Graders.

Monticello Elementary Awards Program highlights student achievement Third grader receiving award

Monticello Elementary recognized their students in each grade level which included third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade at the end of the school year. Principal Virginia Cares and Assistant Principal Mitchell Gregory were very proud of the progress their students made this past school year.

Accelerated Reading Program big hit at Monticello Elementary  Larissa Cross from the 200 point club with the highest  AR points recorded in 3rd grade with Monticello Elementary Librarian Tracy Slagle

Congratulations to two fifth graders  at Monticello Elementary who earned a remarkable number of points in AR. Addahylynn Camp earned over 500 points and Faith Vibbert earned an amazing 1009.5 points. Monticello Elementary third, fourth and fifth grade students read an impressive number of books this year from the Monticello Elementary library. The focus of the literacy effort was through the school’s Accelerated Reader Program where students tackle Accelerated Reader computerized quizzes on the library books they read.

Summer Meal Program experiences slight change Wayne County Schools Feeding Program

Wayne County Schools are serving free meals to all children 18 years and younger at the following sites. Children can receive one free breakfast and one free lunch each day. Breakfast and lunch are served daily at the Wayne County Middle School. Lunch can be received Monday - Thursday on the mobile routes. Due to new changes approved by USDA meals can be Grab and Go. Families are welcome to stay and eat, but are no longer mandated to.

Mid-Summer Meals Party feeds children Students had fun at the Mid-Summer Meal Party Kickoff

The Mid-Summer Meals Party Kickoff got lots of support from city government, Monticello Police Department, DAAD, Extension Service, Monticello Fire Department, Early Literacy Program, and Kynect. There were 74 children in attendance.

Walker Kindergarten students proud to participate in "Don't Stop Believing" End of Year Program Walker Kindergarten Awards Program

Kindergarten students participated in end of year celebrations with their families in the school cafeteria. Kindergartens were excited to present their "Don't Stop Believing" performance. Two classes performed at a time while also receiving their awards, out of the 12 kindergarten classes at Walker Early Learning Center. The kindergarten classes benefit from a rich curriculum in all domains focusing on reading, math, and science. Certified teachers and support staff masterfully meet their needs where ever they are at, both academically and socially. The experiences they receive during the school year are essential to success later in life. The district provides an all day program five days a week.    

Walker Preschool "Old McDonald Had a Farm" End of Year Program Walker Preschool Awards Program

The youngest Wayne County School learners were sent off for the summer in style with an adorable program individualized for each preschool class. Each of the "Kindergarten Ready" classes sang and performed for their families with their favorite farm theme, having enjoyed their recent popular farm day at school featuring live animals. In addition, an impressive Family Literacy Night brought 600 individuals to an outdoor event for children that was a huge success before the close of the school year.

Library Announces July's Summer Reading Program

June was all about the kiddos, but July is for 12 and up! Teens and adults that means this is your time to shine. The Public Library has a variety of activities coming in July, and if you are interested in taking part, they would appreciate you giving them a call at 348-8565 that way they know how many to prepare for.

Mid-Summer Meals Party
Former JROTC cadet promoted to highest Marine Corps enlisted rank Master Gunnery Sergeant Darry A. Cross

Master Gunnery Sergeant Darry A. Cross has been promoted to highest Marine Corps enlisted rank. He is originally from the Murl community and his parents are Al and Joyce Cross. He is a wonderful representative of the WC JROTC program!

Congrats to recent Wayne County Graduate Logo

This piece was circulating on social media from a UK Agriculture Education site about former Wayne County High School graduate Gage Tucker, who currently attends the University of Kentucky. Tucker was an excellent student in high school. He was in FFA and contributed greatly to the school garden when he was in high school. He continues to excel in college.

Woman's Club supports students' art projects Jeanne Tate and Tim Withers congratulate Kristina Famulyak

Monticello Woman's Club members congratulate Kristina Famulyak, a freshman at Wayne County High School, on winning first place for her painting at the GFWC-Kentucky state final student art contest.

Second Semester Employee Attendance Program provides incentive dollars to lucky recipients Second Semester Attendance Program provides incentive dollars

Congratulations to Lloyd Jones for winning the $2,000 Perfect Attendance all year and congratulations to Brian Dishman and Sky Cares for winning the $1,000 Perfect Attendance second semester for certified and classified categories.

Wayne County High School Junior Awards Ceremony held to reward student academics Junior Awards Ceremony

The Wayne County Junior Class received numerous awards for a variety of academic and attendance honors at the end of the school year. Parents were welcomed to watch their students receive awards.

Board of Education Special Call Meeting WC logo

The Wayne County Board of Education met for a special called meeting on Thursday, June 23 to discuss two items of business

8th Grade Honors Program is big event 8th graders at awards ceremony

Wayne County Middle School's 8th grade class was recognized for a variety of achievements and accomplishments during a ceremony at the end of the school year. Congratulations to the Class of 2026!

Retirees honored at Board of Education reception Plaques given to honor retirees

The staff members retiring at the end of the school year logged 470.75 years of service to the children of Wayne County Schools. Thank you so much for your dedication and contributions to young people. 

Senior Awards Night highlights academic achievement valadictorian receives senior awards

Seniors were honored for their academic success through scholarships from college, universities, and local businesses and civic clubs, just prior to the end of the school year. They also received awards for different subject areas. Students earned an impressive number of industry certifications in a variety of vocational fields. 

Wayne County Board of Education sets salaries for 2022-23 Wayne County Seal

The Wayne County Board of Education met in regular session for their June meeting following a reception honoring the retired staff who were each presented with a plaque for their years of service to Wayne County students.

Wayne County Track Team performed at five meets this season, concluding at state Kent Guinn running

Wayne County was well represented at the different meets this season, as well as at state!

Wayne County students made it to state in track
Wayne County students made it to state in track
Walker Early Learning Center students and staff delighted to see the seniors Dad and his son at Walker Early Learning Center

There were lots of cheers and tears at Walker Early Learning Center where the seniors saw the youngest learners and the staff. The seniors had lots of fond memories of their days in preschool and kindergarten that didn't seem that long ago.

Walker Early Childhood Center celebrates their Reading Mentors Peri Guinn works with her student
Wayne County Middle School welcomes Seniors Walk-Through at middle school

The Wayne County Middle School did a great job of welcoming the seniors for their walk-through.

Bell Elementary students enjoy cheering for Seniors during Walk Through Grads leaving the building at Bell

Bell Elementary first and second graders lined the halls with their teachers to pay tribute to the seniors walking through.

Commencement ceremony held for youth graduates at Lake Cumberland Youth Development Center Jim Daniels and Lt. Governor at commencement

Recently, Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman and the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice held a commencement ceremony at the Lake Cumberland Youth Development Center on Hwy 1546, to celebrate 48 youth receiving their high school diplomas for the 2021-2022 academic year and an additional 9 youth for earning their GED while in DJJ custody or care.

Monticello Elementary honored the graduating seniors Condreay Family

Monticello Elementary third, fourth and fifth graders were anxious to pay tribute to their older peers as they walked through their building on the last day of school. The sentimental journey was very touching.

Seniors spell "22" on football field Seniors spelled out the number 22 on the football field

Seniors had fun being honored in a variety of ways by the Wayne County High School. They even spelled out the number "22" in a drone aerial photograph taken by Mikki Simmons on the last day of school.

Wayne County Girls and Boys Tennis Team players make it to state Macy Weaver and Riley Hicks

 It has been a memorable season for both the girls and the boys tennis teams at Wayne County Schools. Players from both teams made it all the way to state, which was held in Lexington, Ky.

Commencement exercises held for Wayne County Seniors Celebrating

The Commencement Ceremony was back to everyone being together with lots of excitement on the last day of school, Friday, May 27th. The class of 2022 had 226 graduates. Twenty-seven seniors graduated with Distinction and eleven graduated with Honors. Check out the program to learn more details.

Summer Reading at the Public Library Summer Reading program for June

Make sure to join the Public Library for Summer Reading this June! Sign-ups for Ages 0-12 start on May 31st! They hope to see you there! Call (606) 348-8565 for more information.

JROTC Cadets enjoyed Military Ball JROTC Cadets enjoying the Military Ball 2022

Wayne County High School JROTC cadets and their dates enjoyed a dinner and dance at their annual ball festivities at Dale Hollow State Park. The cadets look forward to this event every year. This year's special guest was WCHS Social Studies Teacher Dean Sumpter, a former WCJROTC Battalion Commander from 2007-08, who did a great job speaking to the crowd.  

Middle School and High School students selected for All District Band All-District High School Band

Wayne County Band members performed with other top musicians in the area at the Kentucky Music Education Association All District performance recently at Russell County. Congratulations to the local middle and high school students selected for this honor.

Seniors practice for special events honoring them Principal Steve Thompson

All kinds of opportunities have been held at the close of the school year for "Class of 2022".

FFA joins folks at Golden Years Nursing Home for a Field Day FFA students

FFA students recently provided a Farm Day for residents of Golden Years. Everyone had a good time at the event playing with the young animals.

Learn to play an instrument at Summer Music Academy Spring Concert 2022 Picture

Wayne County Schools is proud to sponsor their first annual Summer Music Academy. The academy will give any student in grades 6-8 an opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument that may have missed a previous opportunity. Parents please fill out the given QR Code provided.

Bell Elementary Math Bee shows off second graders' skills Winners of the quick recall portion of the math bee

Congratulations to Bell Elementary students who won in the quick recall portion that included:1st place Zander Burke, 2nd place Tralee Thompson, and 3rd place Zander Foust. 

Middle School Girls Soccer Team named District Champions and Regional Runners Up WCMS Girls Soccer Team wins District Championship

Congratulations to WCMS Girls Soccer Team on winning their District Championship. They defeated Russell County 3-1.Then they went on to become runners up at the Regional finals against Russell County at North Laurel. Going into Region the WCMS Girl Soccer Team had outscored their opponents 93-13, according to their Coach Jeff Keith. They have had a great season!  

Lifejacket giveaway event at Conley Bottom Resort Lifejacket giveaway

Help raise awareness of boating and life jacket awareness by attending a program for children at Conley Bottom Resort on Saturday, May 21 at 10 a.m.  Don't miss out on the entertainment!

Wayne County Bat Cards win 48th District Championship and advancing to Semi-Finals at Region Seniors with gifts as they were honored at senior night

Eight WCHS Seniors were honored recently at The Hat Field. A few days later, the Bat Cards defeated Southwestern 10-0 in five innings on Wednesday, May 18th capturing the 48th District Championship. Both of those teams advance to the Regional Tournament. Bat Cards won the first game of regional tournament. The Wayne County Baseball Team advanced to the semi-finals of the regional tournament with a 2-1 win on Monday night, May 23 against Rockcastle County. The Cardinals will play Danville at 7pm on May 24 at Somerset.

Stockton and West place 15th in KHSAA State Tournament Alex West and Kason Stockton

    The KHSAA State Tournament was held recently at Kentucky Lake with Wayne County Casting Cards Kason Stockton and Alex West placing 15th out of 89 teams.

Stockton and West place 15th in KHSAA State Tournament Alex West and Kason Stockton

The KHSAA State Tournament was held recently at Kentucky Lake with Wayne County Casting Cards Kason Stockton and Alex West placing 15th out of 89 teams.

Seniors honored at softball game on May 16  Seniors honored at softball game

Seniors Mallory Campbell #13, Ashton Tucker #18, and Kenzie Upchurch #25 were honored at the start of the softball game on May 16th. Seniors from Casey County were also given flowers to recognize them. Wayne County lost to the visiting team. They are on the road on May 19 at an away game at Lincoln County. On May 23, they play McCreary Central at home at 7:00 p.m. for the 48th District Tournament.  

WCHS Nurse Lindsey Sexton's moving story featured in Herald Leader Newspaper WCHS Nurse Lindsey Sexton runs 102-mile race
<p >Lexington Herald Leader publishes motivational story of Wayne County High School's Nurse Lindsey Sexton. Wayne County Schools are Cardinal Proud of Ms. Sexton! </p >
WCMS Drama Club presents play 21st Century Drama Club presents "Box"

Students in each grade at the middle school enjoyed the 21st Century Drama Club’s performance of the play “Box” recently, as well as a live evening performance for the public. The program is now gearing up for a fun and inviting summer camp. There are just a limited number of slots remaining, so sign up today!

Child Plus Fair fun for young students Child Plus Fair Candy Land

The Child Fair was held Saturday, April 30th, on a beautiful day at Monticello-Wayne County Memorial Park. The youngest learners in the community enjoyed the Candy Land special event to get ready for fall enrollment. Their parents learned about valuable services available to them in the community at the different booths. Enrollment continues for preschool and kindergarten at Walker Early Learning Center. 

Farm Day is a favorite for the kids at Walker Early Learning Center Cobb representative with Andrea Moreno from Red team

Wayne County preschoolers and kindergarten students from Walker Early Learning Center had a great time at their annual Farm Day. Special thanks to the Extension Office, Conservation Office, FFA, and Cobb who were among the many participants who worked hard to make it especially interesting for the youngest learners on campus.

Archery Banquet rewards students' achievements WCMS Academic Archers

Wayne County Archery had a good year.  All three teams competed in six tournaments.  The Wayne County High School team also competed in the KHSAA Regional tournament, which was hosted locally.

Five Wayne County students selected for The Center for Rural Development's youth programs The Center for Rural Development logo

The Center announced the following five students who will have the privilege of participating in summer youth learning adventures that include: Madelyn Frogge, Landyn Beck, Taylor Hicks, Emily Shearer, and Brayden Lowe.   



WC ATC students enjoyed the SCC Road Show ATC Instructor Dana Hurd in helicopter

Wayne County Area Technology students and Wayne County High School students got a thorough glimpse of all the interesting subject areas being taught nearby at Somerset KCTCS at the Road Show special event held at home. Students visited booths pertaining to all kinds of fields including everything from airplane mechanics to cosmetology and everything in between.

FBI Special Agent shares information about safety with counselors at recent training FBI visits counselors to discuss safety

Wayne County School counselors and administrators gathered recently for a meeting to learn more about “Crimes against Children and Human Trafficking on the Internet” to enlighten them in order to try and combat this increasing nationwide problem. Wayne County Schools Director of Pupil Personnel Stewart York introduced the group to Supervisory Special Agent Grant R. Blevins of the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation, who gave an informative presentation on this alarming issue in Kentucky. Blevins, whose family is from Wayne County and has ties to Wayne County Schools, provided the local educators with a professional view of what is happening in the 23 counties that the five FBI agents based in London and two FBI agents in Pikeville are encountering on a regular basis.

Boys Tennis Team experiencing positive season Team photo

The Boys Tennis Team is experiencing a positive season with an overall record of 11-3., especially considering that it is a small team this year. They started out the week on a high note defeating Lincoln County 7-2 and followed that up with a win over Southwestern 9-0. All six members of the team will qualify for regional competition beginning May 17th. Check out their schedule in May which includes several home games and support the team!  

WCHS Softball Team puts in time on field Girls Varsity Softball Team

The WCHS Softball Team players and coaches put in lots of time working on skills and playing a lot of games during their spring season. They have three remaining games at home on their schedule. Come out and support these Cardinal athletes! 

Enter The Final Stretch of the School Year Kentucky Derby final stretch

The final stretch promotions are geared towards encouraging high school students to do their best on upcoming testing. WCHS students are encouraged to wear their Derby hats in the media center demonstrating they were ready to tackle the final stretch of the school year on Friday, May 6th.

WCHS Girls Tennis program having terrific season Group Tennis Team Picture

     The Wayne County High School Girls Tennis Team is experiencing a terrific winning season with an overall win-loss record of 13-1 currently.  “It’s the best season the girls have had since I’ve been coaching the past 8 years. Our next best overall season was back in 2019 when the overall record was 12-3.

Bus Evacuation coming up on May 4th Buses ready to take students home after performing the Bus Evacuation drill.

  Wayne County Schools will be conducting their final bus evacuation drill on Wednesday, May 4th. This will be the fourth state mandated drill of the school year to help students remember proper emergency procedures to ensure safety on board school buses. The safety measures learned apply to regular bus routes, as well as extra-curricular transportation.

SkillsUSA students and WCHS/SCC seniors recently competed in the SkillsUSA STATE LEADERSHIP AND SKILLS CONFERENCE Wesley (Cole) Crabtree advances to National competition

     Wayne County Area Technology Center Automotive Technology student Wesley (Cole) Crabtree will have the honor of advancing to the national competition in Atlanta, Georgia, this June with his 1st Place finish in the Automotive MLR State Contest. Automotive contestants demonstrate competency and perform skills along with Job Interviews and Written Assessments used in the occupational area for which they are training.  In addition, Wayne County High School Senior/SCC Cosmetology student MackiLee Worley competed in the Kentucky State SkillsUSA winning a first place award, enabling her to qualify for nationals.

Walker Early Learning Center Enrollment Underway Walker Enrollment for the 2022-2023 School Year

WELC is now accepting Preschool and Kindergarten enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year. Enrollment packs are available in the front office on weekdays. Do you know the facts about how preschool will help your child succeed academically in the years to come?

The Child Plus Fair will be held Saturday Child Plus Fair

The Child Fair is scheduled for Saturday, April 30th, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Monticello-Wayne County Memorial Park. Young children and families are invited to attend the Candy Land special event to get ready for fall enrollment and learn about services available to them in the community.

4-H Workforce Preparation Curriculum important part of JAG class JAG students learn skills needed for an interview

Wayne County School’s Area Technology Center JAG (Job for America’s Graduates) students will have a “leg up” when it comes to employment after graduation, due to a variety of opportunities Instructor Brenda Hoover has given them this school year. The Wayne County Extension 4-H program shared their workforce preparation curriculum, which culminated in a mock job interview event. 

Prom 2022 back home after 25 years Prom KIng and Queen

Prom 2022 was a great night with over 450 in attendance at the beautifully decorated high school gym and cafeteria. It was a fun night for the upperclassmen to get dressed up for a special dance complete with dj, refreshments, photo booth, dancing, garter line, and fireworks show on the football field. Mallory Campbell was voted on as Prom Queen and Renan Dobbs was voted Prom King. Thanks to the principal and staff for their support for the special event.  

Organizations generously donate funding for school supplies and backpack program Ashley Thompson and Leslie Randall with Jane Dalton

Wayne County Schools Backpack program currently serves over 50 students. Students receive non-perishable food items on Friday afternoons that they take home to be eaten over the weekends, when the district's free breakfast and lunch program is not operating. Family Resource Centers facilitate this program and fill students' backpacks with the food supplies. Thanks to local partners who support this program.

Congratulations to Migrant Recruiter Advocate Magdalena Coy on state award Magdalena Coy with her award

    Migrant Recruiter Advocate Magdalena Coy was recognized for her service to Wayne County Schools’ Migrant Program during the Board of Education’s April monthly meeting. In November, she was named the number one recruiter in the state.

Bat Cards experiencing a very successful season Bat Cards group photo

Bat Cards are experiencing a winning season with a record of 12-6. They play McCreary Central Monday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m. at home.

Wayne County Board of Ed looks towards possibility of remodeling Walker Early Learning Center Seal

Due to the ever increasing construction costs for a new preschool-kindergarten facility, the Wayne County Board of Education paused the new building project plans and are directing the district’s Facility Planning Committee to meet and investigate other options. The committee will then share their findings during the May monthly board meeting.

Girls Fast Pitch Softball season underway Mallory Campbell at bat

The Wayne County Girls Fast Pitch Softball program is well underway with plenty of games scheduled throughout May. Currently the varsity team has a record of 7-6 up through April 21st. Most recently, the girls won back to back games on April 21 at Jellico, Tennessee.

Bell Elementary celebrated their Dream Team where all students are winners Staff ready to participate in drive through literacy event

Bell Elementary went all out to welcome their students to a special All-Star literacy drive-through event recently. Athletes from the high school representing dance, soccer, cheer and basketball supported the effort by participating. Sherry Coffey, from the extension service passed out goodies for the students and Mayor Tracie Sexton donated some items, as well.     

WCMS Bat Cards unbeaten
Over 600 came to WELC Farm Family Literacy Fun Night Giggle, Giggle, Quack book from Family Literacy Fun Night

It was a great night recently at Walker Early Learning Center where the staff celebrated literacy with the help of live animals and all kinds of give-a-ways to help the youngest learners on campus. They enjoyed seeing over 600 individuals that be a part of the outdoor festivities.

Austin Shearer named Wayne County Girls' Basketball Coach Coach Austin Shearer and family

Wayne County Schools are pleased to announce the hiring of Austin Shearer as its next Girls’ Head Basketball Coach. Austin is only the 7th different head coach in the history of the girl’s program.

Wayne County Agriculture students enjoy recent competitions Students enjoy themselves at FFA UK field day

Wayne County High School Agriculture students did well at the FFA Regional Paperwork Day and at the UK Field Day competitions. Activities they competed in ranged from essays to judging to interview skills.

Wayne County Schools focus on April's Child Abuse Prevention month Counselors and City/County Officials participated in a proclamation signing

County Judge Executive Mike Anderson welcomed a group of professionals who work hard to help children, to a proclamation signing during April’s child abuse prevention month, recently. He and Monticello Mayor Tracie Sexton spoke about the issue of child abuse and neglect, noting how important it is to prevent these situations. Check out the outside of the middle school - YSC has provided two metal figures of a boy and girl. They are blowing pinwheels. (This is to represent the innocence of a child playing with pinwheels to represent Child Abuse Awareness). Look for the pinwheels placed in the ground and four blue solar lights that illuminate the scene at night. Thank you middle school for showing the school district's support of April’s Child Abuse Prevention Campaign.


WCMS Science Fair winners announced Middle School Science Fair finalists

Congratulations to all the middle school students who participated in the annual science fair. The finalists were recently announced in each grade level. Sixth grader Braylee Dennis was the Overall WCMS winner. Sixth grader Colten Dobbs was the WCMS Best Presentation winner. Eighth grader Ash Rose received the WCMS Most Original award.  

Wayne County Band receives distinguished ratings 2022 Wayne County Band at Russell County

The Wayne County Concert Band walked away from the Kentucky Music Education Association (KMEA) with the highest nod of approval possible for their performances, recently. “We performed before three judges and all three judges gave us a distinguished rating,” said Wayne County Band Director Andy Critz. “The KMEA Association Concert Assessment is our version of testing at the novice, apprentice, proficient or distinguished level.”

Sixth graders benefit from Progressive Agriculture Safety Day Wildlife Biologist gave out prizes to students who responded to questions

Even though it was cold outside, students still benefited from the mini-seminars marked with hay bale seating that dotted the field near the Turner Building. Just over 200 Wayne County Middle School sixth grade students, plus agriculture student from Wayne County High School participated in the special event.

Middle School Football Players Compete in the Battle of the Regions Two Middle School Football Players honored

Ryder Bell and Brice LaFevers represented Wayne County Middle School Football recently on the Region 4 football squad in the Battle of the Regions. 34-22 win over Region 2, to be the champions of this year's Battle of the Regions. Wayne County was represented very well by these two young men. #OneGoal GO CARDS

Also representing Wayne County being selected to play were Korbyn Edwards and Coach Jason Perkins, both who were out due to illness.

Transition Tuesdays bring employers into the high school to meet future workforce School employees welcomed Conley Bottom Dock representatives

Wayne County High School students don't have to leave the school building to find a job these days. That is because of a new program launched by Community Work Transition Program Employment Specialist Missy Jones called Transition Tuesdays.

Wayne County Schools Tennis season underway Preston Reynolds putting a lot of force into his serve

Both the girls and the boys teams are doing well this season with mostly winning matches under their belt. They are led by Coach Allen Burchett on the boys team and Coach Ronnie Sexton with the girls team.

Monticello Woman's Club Art Awards WCHS students Kristina Famulyak and Jazzlyn Rigney with Monticello Woman's Club Art Contest Representative Jeannie Tate

Monticello Woman's Club proudly announces local art students with winning entries in the GFWC-Ky 9th District Student Art Contest. Kristina Famulyak won first place for her painting and second place for her watercolor. Jazzlyn Rigney placed second in the painting contest.

Cain Roberts is one of many successful new teachers at Wayne County Schools Teacher Cain Roberts works with a student during a classroom experiment

With in-person learning back in full swing, students are appreciative of being at school and able to participate in hands-on activities. Fourth graders in Cain Robert's class are motivated and well disciplined learners. They are learning the "why" in their studies each day.

Bat Cards continue their winning ways Number 21 at the plate

The Wayne County Middle School Bat Cards were back in action on Tuesday, March 22 at home against the Clinton County Bulldogs. The JV Bat Cards played 5 innings against the visiting Bulldogs.  Cayleb Rice pitched an outstanding 4 innings.  Rice was un-hittable on the mound.  Offensively, the JV picked up where the Varsity team left off.

Congratulations to two Casting Cards who qualified for Nationals Casting Cardinal team headed to Nationals

Kendall Neal and Dylan Southwood won first place Saturday, March 26 in the SAF KY High School State Championship Bass Tournament on Lake Cumberland. One hundred eighty five teams from all over Kentucky participated. Neal and Southwood won first place with their 15 pound 14 ounce catch and also qualified for the Nationals in June.

Wayne County Schools' digital banner shared at KSBA Conference Kelsey Patton working on graphic design for KSBA

Wayne County Schools were included in a recent publication called the “Commemorative Banner Book” at the Kentucky School Boards Association 2022 Annual Conference.

Students can follow a biomedical science career pathway at WCHS High school students dissecting in Project Lead the Way Science classes

You might think you are in a medical laboratory at a hospital when you step into Kelly Brown’s classroom at Wayne County High School. Students might be clad in white lab coats wearing gloves, using the same tools as the professionals doing precise work at their station.

Wayne County Middle School Baseball Cards now playing ball First Baseman Palmer Smith is ready for the pickoff against Farristown player

The Wayne County Middle School opened the baseball season on Thursday, March 17th defeated Southern Middle School in Somerset 7-1. On Friday, March 18th the Wayne County Middle School Bat Cards had their home opener against Farristown winning 2-0. 

Check out the Counselor's Office page under Quick Links on the WCHS website page Counselors' Page Newsletter Spring 2022

You'll find information on all kinds of scholarships, contests, Dual credit classes, FAFSA, and newsletters. There is a wealth of information to learn about every high school student thanks to our professional Counselors.

Spring Band Concert shows off student skill Band performing in Pickrell Auditorium

The program included pieces like Psalm 42, Incantation and Ritual, and the Mandalorian. Band Director Andy Critz told the audience that this group had worked really hard perfecting their musical talents which has been very rewarding for him.

Wayne County well represented at technology conference Wayne County District Digital Learning Coaches attend professional development at KYSTE

  Wayne County Schools’ digital learning coaches and IT staffers attended their professional development at KySTE (Kentucky Society for Technology in Education) on March 9-11 in Louisville at the Galt House. There were several speakers featured at the 2 ½ day conference, while a big number of vendors offered exhibits. Spectators could check out their products and see which ones would best enhance student learning while fitting into their schools' existing technology.

Board of Education recognizes Monticello Elementary Academic Team for successful year Monticello Elementary Academic Team recognized for a successful year

       Monticello Elementary Academic Team were highlighted at the March Board of Education meeting for their dedication to attending their weekly meetings and desire to enhance their education by sharpening their academic skills. They have had quite a bit of success this school year.

Wayne County Board of Education approves annual calendars Wayne County Schools Logo

The Wayne County Board of Education approved the current and upcoming school year calendars during their monthly meeting on Thursday, March 17th.

March Madness was a "slam dunk" at WCMS Group of students who won the "Shoot to Win" prizes

There was a big turnout for a special March Madness Learning Night at the Wayne County Middle School on March 10. The March Madness event was a collaboration of planning and funding between GEAR Up, 21st Century, and the Family Resource Center. Many of the middle school teachers offered fun and informative classroom lessons in various subjects that caught students and their family’s attention.

Spring Volleyball Skills Academy Registration Day coming up Volleyball Skills Academy

Spring Volleyball Skills Academy registration day is set for March 26 at the Wayne County High School Gymnasium. Students in first through fifth grade are eligible to attend. 

Mobile Science Activity Center captivates kid’s interest at Monticello Elementary and Walker Early Learning Center Mobile Science Unit teacher talks to a Monticello Elementary student

“We’re six for six today,” shrugged mobile unit teacher/driver Chris Coffman. All six classes of fourth graders had guessed that chocolate milk comes from a brown cow… “It happens every time,” he grinned.

Monticello Elementary Science Fair Winners Announced following two great exhibitions 4th grade Science Fair

Looking for an answer to some unique questions going through the minds of some very creative fifth and fourth graders at Monticello Elementary? Their annual Science Fairs were the place to find the answers as fellow students and teachers weaved through aisles and aisles of displays manned by their creators in two cafeterias. All those inquiring scientific minds were anxious to discuss their projects and show off their work.

Middle School Wrestling Team has honor of competing at state competition for the first time Jared Cornell and Ian Tucker with assistant coach Travis Sullivan

There were 300 wrestlers representing 66 teams at the State Middle School Wrestling competition held on a snowy day on March 12th at the Corbin Arena. Wayne County Middle School wrestlers finished 17th overall at the competition.

WCHS FFA students competed at the annual Regional Speech Day FFA students competed at Campbellsville University for annual regional speech day

A large group of Wayne County High School FFA students participated in the Lake Cumberland Regional FFA Day on Thursday, March 10, at Campbellsville University. Kathren Crabtree competed in Prepared Public Speaking and received a Superior 2nd place standing and Kason Stockton competed in Goat and Sheep securing a Superior 1st place award. 

Congrats to WCHS athletes named to All Tournament Basketball Teams Wayne County Sports Seal

Wayne County High School athletes were recognized at a high level, recently as the basketball seasons concluded. Junior Mason Burchett and Senior Mallory Campbell were both named to the Regional All Tournament Basketball Teams.

Middle School Wrestling wins region Middle School Wrestlers win region

Wayne County Middle School’s Wrestling Team had a great weekend March 5th winning their regional tournament hosted by Elkhorn Middle School in Frankfort, Kentucky. It was the first time in school history that the middle school wrestlers have taken the overall first place award at region.

Casting Cardinal Kason Stockton signs with Kentucky Christian University Casting Cardinal Kason Stockton signing with KCU Knights

Wayne County High School Senior Kason Stockton is headed to Kentucky Christian University in Grayson, Kentucky, to further his education with the help of a scholarship earned through his participation on the school’s bass fishing team. Kentucky Christian is a private Christian university where Stockton is one of less than a dozen high school seniors being recruited out of 122 prospects to the Knights Bass Fishing Coed Team.

Casting Cards Elijah Adkins and Austin Criswell qualify for Nationals Casting Cards Elijah Adkins and Austin Criswell with their biggest fish that they caught at Lake Guntersville in Alabama

     On Saturday, March 5,a couple of guys from the Wayne County Casting Cards high school fishing team scored big at the MLF at Lake Guntersville.  It was the first time Elijah Adkins and Austin Criswell had ever fished there and what a successful day.  

WCHS hosts pancake breakfast to support Junior class Juniors in line for pancakes

WCHS was able to host their annual pancake breakfast the day before the ACT exam was taken at school, with the help of some special volunteers. The pancake breakfast is held in support of the junior class who took the state mandated ACT test March 8th. The school provided a special lunch  for the juniors to give them a little extra support after the exam.

Monticello Elementary Family Literacy Night "Fetch a Good Book" was exciting Accelerated Reader station busy in the library computer lab

There were six stations set up inside the school building: Love on a Leash, Kentucky Author Leigh Anne Florence with dogs Woody and Chloe, Take your Picture with I Love to Read and dog props, Scholastic Book Fair preview, Read Books with your Family and take an AR quiz, and Pick up a Family Literacy Activities Take Home Packet. Reading is Paws-itively the Best at Monticello Elementary!

Seeds planted in raised beds and young students' minds Preschoolers posed for a photo with Terry Bertram

Thanks to the Wayne County Cooperative Extension Service, raised beds were built with 4" PVC pipe and dirt was moved and plastic provided to keep the weeds out at Walker Early Learning Center. The outdoor garden accommodated a planting spot for children from every classroom to learn about gardening. Wayne County High School FFA students assisted with the project. Close to 400 preschool and kindergarten students planted sugar snap pea seeds learning it is time to plant cool season crops that can be harvested once the weather turns hot. Hopefully, the project planted a seed in their minds to understand how the land can be used to raise nutritious foods.  

Monticello Elementary students win art contest Monticello Elementary art winners

Students received their winning posters and awards for their participation in the school district's Christmas email card. The artists were informed that their work on the card was sent to over 600 people - including school employees, business partnerships, education contacts, and community partners. 

Bell Elementary students dress up for Dr. Seuss' Birthday Lochlan Phillips

It was a great week at school for elementary students celebrating all kinds of activities celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday. Bell Elementary students had fun portraying some of their favorite Dr. Seuss characters at school.

Elementary students and staff enjoyed Character Day office staff dressed up

During Read Across America, the elementary schools had fun dressing up in their favorite book character costumes. It was all part of a week-long literacy campaign.

Guest Readers popular at Walker Early Learning Center Guest Readers popular at Walker Early Learning Center

Some 35 guest readers visited preschoolers and kindergarten students at Walker Early Learning Center. Guests were from the school district central office to community members from offices representing the county attorney, judge executive, mayor, county circuit clerk, sheriff, lawyer to retired educators to the Monticello Women's Club. The folks at Walker Early Learning Center had a great turn out and the guest readers were so appreciative to be invited.

Three Lady Cards named to All-Tournament Team at District All Tournament District Team

Lady Cardinal Basketball Team ended their season on March 1, when they were defeated by Danville in the 12th Regional Tournament, held at Lincoln County. They played Southwestern at McCreary Central in the 48th District Championship on Feb 24 when the All-Tournament Team players were named which included: Mallory Campbell, Adeline Heatherly, and Kenzie Upchurch.

WCHS Juniors taking ACT on March 8 ACT logo

Wayne County High School Juniors will join all Kentucky public school 11th graders taking the ACT on March 8th across the Commonwealth. WCHS Media Specialist Carol Ford has been reminding these students that they can practice for it online for FREE through the school library’s subscription to the Kentucky Virtual Library.

Two Wayne County Wrestlers had the honor of competing at the state tournament Opening ceremony for wrestlers

The Wayne County Wrestling team traveled to George Rogers Clark on Friday, February 25th and Saturday the 26th to compete in the State Wrestling Tournament at George Rogers Clark High School. Eighth Grader Coalton Kilburn at 138 lb. and Junior Colin Tucker at 126 lb. competed for Wayne County.

Skills USA students do well at competition Skills USA students that attended regional competition

Students from Wayne County Area Technology Center traveled to Lake Cumberland Area Technology Center on February 21st to compete at regionals. Students engaged in skilled and leadership competitions. Check out how many students participated and placed at regionals, while doing a great job representing WC ATC. 

WCHS Senior John Rains advances to the state Governor’s Cup Academic competition Seniors recognized on Academic Team

Wayne County High School Senior John David Rains, son of Karen and David Rains, is once again headed to the state Governor’s Cup Academic Team competition. Rains placed first in Social Studies at the recent regional level of Governor’s Cup Academic competition which was held in Danville, KY, on February 19.

Educators looking at Wayne County Schools' improvements to literacy instruction Bell students respond to teacher

Wayne County School Assistant Superintendent/Chief Academic Officer Brian Dishman was asked to compose an online article that was published on SmartBrief, an umbrella news site to Ed Tech News recently. Learn how the Wayne County School District has focused on their literacy instructional program and are making strides for students. Dishman shared how the local district is making improvements in literacy instruction through consistency, explicit phonics instruction, and a commitment to professional development.

Monticello Elementary Academic Team enjoys learning at advanced levels Three of the players at practice

   There are some very conscientious students at Monticello Elementary that enjoy getting together after school each Monday to learn extra information in a variety of subjects. They worked hard all year and came very close to becoming Governor’s Cup District Academic champs. “Overall, we were less than two points away from a district championship,” said Monticello Elementary Assistant Principal Mitchell Gregory, who serves as the elementary academic team coach.

Upcoming Read Across America events Dr. Seuss reading image

Read Across America Week is celebrated in each of Wayne County's Elementary Schools. Dr. Seuss' birthday is always an exciting day filled with colorful events related to reading. Guest readers will be coming to some of the classrooms. One of the reading highlights at Monticello Elementary will be a Family Literacy Night called "Fetch a Good Book" to be held Thursday, March 3rd. Don't miss the fun!  

Wayne County Advances Two Wrestlers in the State Tournament Colin Tucker advances to state

Congratulations to WCHS Junior Colin Tucker and Freshman Coalton Kilburn on their performances at the first round of the KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, February 19 at Georgetown. The 16 man bracket tournament was held at Great Crossing High School. The top eight wrestlers in each weight class advance to the State Finals this Friday and Saturday at George Rogers Clark High School at Winchester.

Congrats to Lady Basketball Cards on win at 48th District Competition over McCreary Central Four girls basketball seniors honored

Lady Cards defeated McCreary Central 56-35 on Monday, February 21 in 48th District competition. They will face Southwestern on Thursday, Feb. 24 at District. During their last home game, four Wayne County seniors and their families were recognized at the start of the Varsity Basketball game with Campbellsville on Thursday, February 17th.

The Wayne County High School Winter Guard competed in Ramsey, IN Winter Guard competition on Feb. 12

Wayne County’s Winter Guard turned a corner by having the privilege of competing once again. They traveled a long distance to compete at their first competition in several years.

Families attend Parent Teacher Conferences for the youngest learners Freya Munsee helped interpret for a parent and teacher

Walker Early Learning Center parents attended their recent conferences for kindergarten and preschool students. The conferences help teachers and parents to communicate face to face in an effort to help the students progress.

Boys Basketball Senior Night ends in a win...Go Cards at District! Three seniors honored

Senior Basketball players (l-r:) Gage Gregory, Renan Dobbs, and Bryson Slone were recognized at their senior night on February 12 when they defeated Barbourville 78-52 at home. Since then they played two games on the road where they lost to Boyle County and Rockcastle County. On Friday, February 18th they played Lexington Catholic away. On Saturday, Feb. 19 they were back at home to play  in the State Farm Classic which was a make up event. The Boys District Game at McCreary Central is set for February 25 when the Cards face McCreary Central at 7:00 p.m. Go Cards!

Wayne County High School Academic Team are District Winners WCHS Quick Recall Team that won district

The Wayne County High School Academic Team is looking forward to competing at Governor’s Cup Regional Competition on Saturday, February 19 in Danville. After somewhat of a dry spell, the academic team is back on track, having won the Governor’s Cup District 48 meet recently. Wayne County High School placed first at district with a high score of 62, with Southwestern High School placing second scoring 44, followed by McCreary Central High School.

Wayne County High School students learn life skills in foods and nutrition class Heavenly Angel and Madison Blevins in foods & nutrition class

Students in Shannon Foster’s Foods and Nutrition class recently learned about the iconic Kentucky Hot Brown.

Wayne County Mat Cards Team placed fourth at Region 7 First place finisher Colin Tucker

Several Wayne County Wrestlers placed in the regional competition held at McCreary Central on Saturday, February 12. Three time Regional Champion Colin Tucker finished in first place. The top four wrestlers are now headed to the State Tournament on February 19th. 

Heritage Series Game held at Monticello Elementary Gymnasium Coach Rodney Woods accepting an award

 It was just like the old days. The Monticello Elementary Gymnasium was packed with spectators with seas of blue in the stands. The athletes were wearing Monticello uniforms and the cheerleaders were clad in Monticello blue.

Wayne County Mat Cards Team placed 2nd at Belfry Wayne County logo

The Mat Cards traveled to Belfry, Kentucky on Saturday February 5, for the Pirate Invitational 11 Team Tournament. Several local wrestlers placed individually.  The Mat Cards will be in action Saturday, February 12th at McCreary Central High School . They will compete in the KHSAA Region 7 Wrestling Tournament.

Senior Night for Cheerleaders and Dance Team Members Cheerleader Zoe Stockton and parents being honored on Senior Night

Wayne County Boys Cardinal Basketball Team defeated the McCreary Central Raiders on Friday, February 4 with a score of 64 to 60. There was a big crowd on hand to support the Cards, as well as other highlights from the game. 

AP Biology/College Dual Credit students enjoy cell organelle speed dating Couple speed dating

  Dating comes to mind when you think of Valentine’s Day. Wayne County High School Advanced Placement Biology/College Dual Credit students in Kelly Brown’s class have already experienced the dating scene in their lab with tables set up for two, complete with centerpieces, earlier this school year.

Bell Elementary second graders understand Olympic Competition on a first hand basis JJavelin Throw underway

Athletes from around the world are competing at the 2022 Beijing Olympics, but children at Bell Elementary have already studied the history behind the Olympics and actually competed in an age-appropriate manner in some mini-olympics eariler this school year. They competed in a variety of events in their gymnasium and earned medals in everything from jumping rope to shot put to ring toss. They had studied Ancient Greek Civilizations in their Core Knowledge Language Arts Reading curriculum and covered numerous Greek topics.

WCMS recognizes students with High Achiever Reward Day Inflatables in WCMS Gym from High Achiever Reward Day

Students rotated between a pizza party in the cafeteria to the gymnasium to enjoy inflatables in shifts of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders for a couple of hours in the afternoon on January 31st. The students were eligible to participate in the High Achiever Reward Day if they had A/B honor roll, had no unexcused absences, and no office referrals.

Healthy Kids Clinic continues to offer COVID vaccines Have you been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19 form

Wayne County Schools are fortunate to offer the Healthy Kids Clinic and school nurses during these trying times during the pandemic. The clinic is currently offering the Moderna and Pfizer initial Covid vaccines and booster shots. The Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 and up is also available. Vaccine clinics are held twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays for the general public. They are welcome to make an appointment at the clinic located behind Monticello Elementary between 8:00-9:00 a.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m. on these days. Just call 844-435-0900.     


Wayne County Middle School Basketball season exciting for fans 7th Grade Gold Champions

Wayne County Middle School Basketball season is starting to wind down, but has been filled with lots of excitement and success for each team. The WCMS eighth grade team is looking forward to competing in the Kentucky Basketball Commission Eighth Grade State Tournament on February 4-6, with 76 other teams from across the state. Most recently, the seventh grade team won the Gold Bracket comprised of teams only from the final 16 at the KY Basketball Commission Seventh Grade State Tournament,  

Wayne County defeated Somerset Christian 58-42 in boys basketball on Retro Night Tim and Tom Pyles being recognized at game

Two former WC Basketball Hall of Famers that lead WC to 80 victories in their careers were recognized during Retro Night. The crowd welcomed back #14 Tom Pyles who had 632 career rebounds and 895 points.  He played college basketball at Lee’s College and went on to be the Head Coach at Monticello before finishing as an assistant for the Lady Cards. 

His brother, Tim Pyles, dished out 592 assists and scored 793 career points as one of Wayne County’s greatest point guards.  He was an assistant with the Cardinal boys for 7 years before becoming the Head Coach of the Lady Cards, leading them to numerous District and Regional Championships before retiring.


4-H Written Communication Contest coming up graphic of  a pen

Hey students ages 9-18, check out the 4-H Written Communication Contest whether it is poetry, songwriting, press releases, or public service announcements. There are a variety of categories. Deadline to enter is February 22nd! 

Monticello Elementary staff uses iReady program helping fill in gaps of learning for students iReady Store Banner

Monticello Elementary students have experienced success through a new tool they have been using to help nail Reading and Math concepts. Teachers have been excited to see 96 percent of their students accomplish 50 percent growth in Reading or Math, as well as 50 percent growth in BOTH Reading and Math from the fall iReady diagnostic to the winter iReady data. They created an iReady store where students could shop for reward items when they completed and passed the computerized lessons. The support program is designed to help fill in any gaps in learning that students may have experienced, especially when studying through a pandemic. 

Rogers Scholars Aaron Hesse and Wesley Cares benefit from program Wayne County Seal

Wayne County High School students like Aaron Hesse, Wesley Cares and Kali Powell know how to benefit from the Center for Developments summer academic programs. In fact, some of the programs carry over into the school year. Senior Aaron Hesse and Junior Wesley Cares are still involved in their Rogers Scholar programs. They are currently doing service projects to help their community.

Monticello Elementary art students recognized
Winners announced in $1,000 reward for attendance incentive program Gift bags that were made to look like money bags to be handed out to employees.

Congratulations to Mitchell Gregory and Aubra Branscum for both winning $1,000 in the employee attendance incentive contest! There were 67 certified staff employees eligible to win $1,000 in the employee attendance incentive drawing, that reflected perfect attendance for the first semester. There were 48 classified staff employees eligible to win $1,000 in the employee attendance incentive drawing. The $1,000 drawing will be held again at the end of the school year to see who wins $1,000 for both the certified and classified staff during the second semester, so more employees have a chance at winning. In addition, one employee with perfect attendance for both semesters in a combined random drawing will receive $2,000. Good Luck!  

Reality Town held at Middle School each school year Student crowd in the middle school gym

Eighth graders learned valuable hands-on lessons at the middle school's annual Reality Town exercise this past semester. Thanks to local businesses who provided employees to work at a variety of booths to give students' a glimpse into the adult world where budgeting is a monthly experience for most folks and taxes have to be paid. The WCMS Family Resource Center and 21st Century program coordinated and supported this worthwhile special event.  

Gage Gregory signs with Midway University to continue golf career Gage Gregory's awards

  Midway University Boys Golf program has gotten one of their top recruits with Wayne County High School Senior Gage Gregory. Gregory, the son of Amy and Stewart Gregory, recently signed to play at the college level for the Midway Eagles.

The Polar Express train ran through Bell Elementary twice before the holidays The Polar Express train at Bell Elementary

Polar Express train conductor Derrick Harris (aka Principal) called the First and Second graders "All Aboard" after punching their tickets to board the pretend train. Media Specialist Ashley Thompson read the Polar Express book to Bell Elementary students dressed in their pajamas for a special day at school.

Casting Cardinals competed at Conley Bottom on December 8th Casting Cardinal competing

The Wayne County Casting Cards team participated in a tournament on Saturday, December 4th at Conley Bottom. Kason Stockton was the overall winner with Hannah Kempton and Jenna Morrow finishing 2nd. Elijah Adkins and Austin Criswell placed 3rd. Lots of other Casting Card team members caught fish during the tournament.

WCHS Health Class provides booths to share lessons with Bell Elementary students Health Fair held in Bell Elementary PE Class

Bell Elementary students gained all kinds of health information from high school students during a recent partnership with Health Teacher Megan Gehring's students. They created a health fair for first and second graders in PE Teacher Bradley Askins' class. WCHS Health Class students with the highest grades and best behavior in class were recruited to participate in the successful event, which will likely become an annual opportunity to make students more aware of their health at an earlier age. High school students are required to take one semester of health education, which is rotated with one semester of physical education.

Monticello Elementary students and families enjoyed Christmas Traditions Around the World Santa and Mrs. Clause with all the elves

Covid has limited the opportunity to travel, but the staff at Monticello Elementary provided a Christmas wonderland to transport their students around the world to explore the the many ways the holiday is celebrated. Students were told to try and spot some of their family traditions in the displays or perhaps discover a new tradition to add to their family's celebration.

Middle School Christmas Decorations are awesome Hallways decorated at WCMS

Wayne County Middle School students enjoyed the staff's work decorating the hallways and building gingerbread houses. Some of the hallway decorations even included an actual STEM project when students made marshmallow snowmen. 

Waste Connections of Eastern Kentucky donated six bicycles to Bell Elementary Bell Elementary students love their bicycles donated by Waste Connections of Eastern Kentucky

It was a great day for several students at Bell Elementary that received early Christmas gifts due to the generosity of Waste Connections which services part of Wayne County. The eastern Kentucky business donated bicycles to students in neighboring counties, as well. The Bell Elementary students were thrilled to get the unexpected gifts, that they got to take their first ride on in the Bell Elementary gymnasium. 

Walker Early Learning Center students help trim the trees in the school foyer Whoville City Hall

The hallways at Walker Elementary have been fully decorated for the holidays. Parents were able to visit after school on December 14th so they could see the love and attention that the staff showered on their children. Lots of canned goods were collected in the food drive teaching the students the importance of giving.

Students enjoy special Christmas activities going on this week Monticello Elementary events

Whether it is the Polar Express Train gearing up it's engine at Bell Elementary or a Monticello Elementary Christmas Traditions Around the World Drive-In Adventure or an after school tour of the beautifully decorated hallways at Walker Early Learning Center or the massive food drive at Wayne County Middle School or a festive spirit week at WCHS - that barely is the tip of the iceberg of magical and fun events educators have planned for their students just before the holidays. Here are a few of the events underway....  

Wayne County Coach Rodney Woods named recipient of NHSBCA John Wooden Legacy Award National Basketball Coaches Logo

The KABC would like to congratulate Rodney Woods (Wayne County) and Joey Thacker (Franklin County), who have been named Kentucky's inaugural recipients of the 2021 NHSBCA John Wooden Legacy Award.

Kindergarten students introduced to Science Concepts Amplify Science Graphic

How cool is it to learn Science concepts, while playing the role of a scientist or engineer?

      Kids as young as kindergarten age are taking on these new roles at school in order to investigate a real-world problem. The problems they are examining relevant to 21st century situations lead them to investigate different scientific phenomena.

Wayne County Schools' Backpack Program appreciates donations to help hungry children Monticello Lodge #431 members gave a generous donation to the backpack program

Wayne County Family Resource Centers are the heart of each school. They provide everything from clothing to assemblies to resources to all kinds of extra help to students in need. They are all about removing obstacles to learning for local students.

50th Christmas Parade enjoyed by local students JROTC leads the parade

The FFA Polar Express Float received second place in the annual parade organized by the Chamber of Commerce. The WC JROTC helped lead the parade with retired WCHS Teacher Calvin Kennett who was the Grand Marshall.

Waynetonian Choir sings at Tree Lighting Ceremony Waynetonian Choir ready to perform

The Monticello Elementary Choir helped bring in the holiday season at the downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony. 

Collaboration between a high school class and a group of preschoolers proved to be a priceless experience Student with his wild thing making a sandwich

Students in Mrs. Shannon Foster's Early Life Span class recently looked at how thematic units can be used within many different classroom settings. Students began by reading "Where the Wild Things Are." They then designed their own wild thing and wrote a short story about their experiences with it.

Cheers to 50 Years Christmas Parade on December 3rd Christmas Parade flyer

Wayne County School groups to look for at the parade will be the WC JROTC, WC Band, Baseball Team, WCMS/WCHS Dance Teams, and the Casting Cardinals. Retired WCHS Teacher Calvin Kennett will be the Grand Marshal.  

Wayne County School students, staff, and volunteers fed 800 meals to those in need on Thanksgiving. There were lots of workers in the kitchen helping.

Thanks to JROTC, FCA, and volunteers who helped cook the 38 lbs. of turkey, 13 large pans of dressing and all the side dishes to go with it. Plus, they delivered to homes for those in need or picked up at the cafeteria. This year, Shannon Foster's Foods and Nutrition class learned how to make homemade biscuits in a preliminary lab. They then made over 10 dozen biscuits to donate to the FCA Thanksgiving meal.  It took a village and lots of organization to pull this monumental event off. All involved did an awesome job! Wayne County Proud!

Leslie Lester talks to Leslye Rice's class about their family business Lester answered students' questions

   Over the holidays and during Farm to Fork promotions, the Wayne County School cafeterias serve students special menus incorporating lots of fresh and locally grown products. So, Leslie Rice’s fourth grade students were very receptive to learning more about one of their students’ new family business'. Fourth grader Bo Lester’s mom, Leslie Lester, gave an informative presentation to her daughter’s classmates on where the meat being served on the school menu was actually coming from that day.

ATC students learn masonry techniques and block laying patterns ATC students learn masonry techniques and block laying patterns

Masonry week is always an eventful week in Carpentry. Carpentry students at the Wayne County ATC learned to mix mortar with the proper ratio of cement, sand, and water. Students also learned block laying patterns and engaged in a block laying competition at the end of the week. Students learned to work together in groups to explore strengths and weaknesses.

Think of the school garden harvest this season when being thankful! Charli Humble enjoyed the garden

FFA/agriculture students most recently have been finishing up the cold weather harvest and cleaning up the garden. But, at its peak this fall, the Farm Dinner Night was held where students did a good job informing visitors about this year's crop of vegetables. The garden was in perfect condition thanks to the Wayne County Extension Office and all the students' efforts to maintain it. Much of the harvest fed students' school lunches this fall.

Board of Education approves favorable audit report Wayne County school logo

Wayne County Board of Education approved the 2020-21 financial audit report that was presented by White and Associates, PSC, while also approving several payments for various renovation projects.

Wayne County Volleyball Girls receive post season awards Volleyball Coaches proud of Mallory Campbell

Congratulations Mallory Campbell on being selected for 12th Region Player of the Year and for receiving the All-State Honorable Mention!

Congratulations to WCMS student's 5K Run finish Congratulations Maddison Turner for completing the Virtual 5K

 Local Wayne County Middle School student, Maddison Turner, participated in the White Cane Safety Day that the Kentucky School for the Blind Outreach hosted. Give Maddison a shout out for her 3.1 miles she logged in 67:33.74. She and her teacher, Pam Brown, participated in the 5K or 3.1 mile walk/run by completing 62 laps in the middle school gym, recently. Maddison was one of 165 students across the state who participated in the virtual 5K run

ATC Tech Design Class receives $500 ATC Teacher Marsha Bertram and several of her students accepted the $500 check to be used for supplies

McDonald's restaurants across Kentucky are supporting teachers by presenting a series of MAC Grants this fall. Each $500 MAC Grant is designed to help local teachers return to the classroom in a safe, engaging way. Recently, local McDonald’s Owner/Operators Randy and Bethany Baird presented a $500 check virtually to Marsha Bertram, a teacher at Wayne County Area Technology Center (ATC) in Monticello.

Bell Elementary students honored their favorite Veterans at school Veterans high fived Bell Elementary students and appreciated being recognized.

First and second graders lined the hallways of their school on Veterans Day and celebrated two of their favorite role models who were asked to stroll down the hallways so they could be cheered by students. They recognized Veterans Joseph Shepherd, a cook in the cafeteria and Justin Cole, a second grade teacher. Thank you Mr. Shepherd and Mr. Cole for your service!

Kindergarten students got to learn about military service in Amy Gregory's classroom Amy Gregory and her Dad Larry Matthews

Walker Early Learning Center Teacher Amy Gregory's Dad, Larry Matthews, shared momentos from his service in the U.S. Army. He brought his purple heart medal and photos from his service in Vietnam so the children could understand more about Veteran's Day.

WC JROTC conducts WCHS Veteran's Assembly Garrison Flag at the High School Veteran's Assembly

The Wayne County JROTC conducted a Veteran's Day program for their classmates and local Veterans who attended the program held in the Rodney Woods Gymnasium. The JROTC cadets did a good job honoring Veterans.

Wayne County students participated in Veteran's Day Parade Veteran's Day program held at the Doughboy

 Wayne County School students played a big role in  "Honoring All Who Served" on Veteran's Day. The parade event was sponsored by the Wayne County Disabled American Veterans Chapter 105 with DAV Commander Jeff Morgan serving as master of ceremonies.The Wayne County Band's performance of Armed Forces Medley followed by "God Bless the USA" sung by the Waynetonian Choir was impressive. Special thanks to the WC JROTC Battalion who always rise to the occasion and make everyone proud. 


Students had fun during Lights on After School Dinky Gowan and his assistant perform the disappearing act

Students and adults unlocked the magic within them at the Lights on After School recent special event, which was part of the 21st Century Program. Wayne County's 21st Century After School Program has provided excellent services to students for many years, enriching their education in a creative manner.

Local FCCLA participate in The Rae of Sunshine program FCCLA Group of students

The Wayne County Chapter of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America recently participated in the statewide FCCLA initiative related to The Rae of Sunshine Foundation. Students in Shannon Foster's FCCLA Club participated in the SMILE week activities.

Upward Bound Program provides opportunities like tutoring and travel Upward Bound advisors with some student members
Plans underway for Thanksgiving Dinner Thanksgiving Dinner Flyer that will take place on November 25

Save the Date for The Wayne County Schools Thanksgiving Dinner on November 25. Donations need to be left at the High School by Monday, November 22, for those that wish to contribute to this worthwhile cause. This event is sponsored by the Wayne County High School, JROTC, and FCA.

WCHS Tech Design is selling 3D printed lamp shades WCHS Tech Design is designing 3D printed lamp shades

WCHS Tech Design is designing 3D printed lamp shades and selling them complete with lamps and bulbs for $20. Marsha Bertram's 3D Printing class makes all kinds of useful items. In fact, they have made masks to wear during the pandemic customized with the Wayne County logo.

Center for Rural Development is issuing a call for applications for the 2022 Rogers Scholars program, which just opened on November 1st. Rogers Scholar Rep. Allison Cross shares information about the program

Rogers Scholars -- The Center for Rural Development's flagship youth program -- is open to rising high school juniors in Southern and Eastern Kentucky who are seeking to build their skills in leadership, career exploration, entrepreneurship, technology, and community service. The program provides valuable leadership skills and exclusive college scholarship opportunities for young people throughout the region. Students apply during their sophomore year.

Wayne County students benefit from Governor's Scholar program William Beckley

Wayne County High School students like William Beckley continue to build on their dreams by focusing on their local pathway of courses which include advanced placement, dual credit college, Project Lead the Way, coupled with acceptance to academic geared opportunities like the Governor Scholar’s Program.

Mobile Anti-Drug Unit helps educate students WCMS students learn about drugs on the Mobile Drug Unit

Trooper Scotty Pennington from State Police Post 11 talked with Wayne County Middle School students about destructive decisions. He talked about the importance of remaining drug free and making wise decisions because those decisions can impact the plans they have for their future. Students were able to tour the educational Mobile Substance Use Unit to learn about different types of drugs and the impact they may have on them. This event was a partnership between the Kentucky State Police and WCMS Youth Service Center.

Congratulations to Wayne County’s Mallory Campbell named the 12th Region Volleyball Player of the Year Volleyballs

Congratulations to Wayne County’s Mallory Campbell who has been named the 2021 12th Region Volleyball Player of the Year! The Lady Cardinals defeated Rockcastle County 3-0 on Tuesday, October 26 to advance to the region semi-finals where they were defeated by West Jessamine Wednesday evening at Rockcastle County High School. Thanks to the WCHS Volleyball Team for a hard fought and entertaining season.

Check out the Farm to Fork special menu and the vendors that supplied the food! Farm to Fork event flyer

Wayne County Schools are serving a special “farm to fork” menu on Wednesday, October 27th at each of the five schools in the district. Meet the vendors that helped bring it about.

Camp Read S'more was fun Family Literacy event Kindergarten teachers set up displays for the walk-through

Walker Early Learning Center rolled out the red carpet to their families with a camping theme to celebrate reading, recently. Each child received activity sheets, sight word booklets and "The Gruffalo" book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, as well as a S'more kit that the cafeteria put together. They enjoyed their teachers' displays at the pretend camp out as they participated in the walk-through which concluded with a book trail showcasing each page of the book. 


Students learn about Governor's Scholars Program Students learned about the Governors Scholars Program from Counselor Elizabeth Miller

Wayne County Juniors learned how to apply for the Governor's Scholar Program, recently. They viewed a video and received helpful information and details from WCHS Counselor Elizabeth Miller who encouraged them to apply. Final applications should be turned in to the counselors’ office by 3:00 PM on Friday, December 10, 2021.

Winter Clothing Drive sponsored by JAG Winter Clothing Drive sponsored by JAG poster

The ATC Jobs For America's Graduates Class taught by Brenda Hoover is launching a clothing drive at all Wayne County Schools beginning Monday, October 25th - Thanksgiving. This worthwhile project is Wesley Cares' Service Project for Rogers Scholar.

Wayne County Schools' 21st Century Program celebrates Lights on After School with special magic show. Dinky Gowen, Master of Illusion will be coming to WCMS!

Wayne County 21st Century Program will celebrate Lights on After School on Tuesday, October 26th. This year’s theme is Unlock the Magic within you. There will be special programming, with music from the Monticello Elementary Choir, games, and activities. Healthy Kids Coalition will be present to give flu shots, help with school physicals and give COVID vaccines. To end the evening, 21st Century participants will be treated to a magic show by Dinky Gowen: Master of Illusion. All 21st Century participants and their families in grades three through eight are welcome to attend this event from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the middle school.

Several Wayne County runners place first at Cave Lake Fall Classic Middle School Cross Country runners at Cave Lake

Three Wayne County Cross Country runners set themselves apart by placing first in their age divisions at the local Cross Country course just off KY 90. Congratulations to WCMS eighth grader Emily Shearer, WCMS eighth grader Caleb Sargent, and Monticello Elementary fourth grader Zane Upchurch for leading the packs in their races during the annual Cave Lake Fall Classic on October 16.

Wayne County High School students participate in Agriculture Conservation Field Day Junior Conservation Club members

    The annual Agriculture Conservation Field Day offered local students an opportunity to serve and be a part of an informative special community event.  Wayne County Junior Conservation Club members introduced the audience to several of the agriculture professionals who are very familiar with the soil, water, and farmland that makes Wayne County so beautiful. FFA/Agriculture students helped prepare and serve the dinner held under a tent, after the presentations and hayride tour.

COVID-19 Testing and Vaccines for Ages 12 & Up COVID-19 Testing & Vaccines for Ages 12 and Up

Drive-through COVID-19 testing and vaccines on October 20th and 27th 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM EST. Wayne County Park Michigan Avenue.

Monticello Elementary third graders learn the lifecycle of Monarchs Butterflies ready to be released

Ask any third grader at Monticello Elementary about the plight of the Monarch butterfly and they should be able to tell you how they are declining and what they have been trying to do about it in their classrooms. The project is a result of the Wayne County Conservation District’s efforts and recently formed Junior Conservation Club.

Girls Soccer Season Concludes Girls Soccer season concludes

Wayne County Girls Soccer season concluded on October 12 at the Regional Tournament, The Lady Cardinals were defeated by Somerset 5-1.

Wayne County Schools participated in the 6th annual Scarecrow Trail Wayne County Middle School participates in the Scarecrow Trail with their scarecrow display.

Congratulations to Wayne County Middle School for winning the prize in the non-profit organization category & the Viewer's Choice category. 

Wayne County Golf Teams compete at Region 10 Tournaments Golf Team Picture

Both the boys and the girls golf teams will be represented at the state championship in Bowling Green during fall break. The boys golf team competed in the regional tournament on September 28 at Eagles Nest Country Club in Somerset.  They won the runner up trophy.  Gage Gregory tied for first runner up and Gehrig Sexton placed 6th.  These two golfers have represented Wayne County Schools well and will be missed in the upcoming seasons. 

State test scores released showing downward dip in learning as expected Kentucky Department of Education Logo

      The Kentucky Department of Education released the Kentucky Summative Assessment (KSA) results from last spring, which include Wayne County’s data. The impact of learning disruptions is evident in the results, both locally and statewide. The local district is aggressively working to make up for lost time and learning due to the pandemic.

Wayne County Cross Country Teams travel to North Laurel Invitational Cross Country Runners

Wayne County Middle School Cross Country team competed in the North Laurel Invitational, Saturday, September 25th. Emily Shearer was the overall girls champion finishing with a time of 14:04. The boys finished 2nd overall and were led by Taren Jones who finished 6th with a time of 12:33 and Collin Ramsey who finished 7th with a time of 12:37. 

Cards defeated 24-7 by Warren East Wayne County Band performs at ball game

The Wayne County High School Football stadium was officially named the Shawn Thompson stadium after the former football coach. Thompson and his family were recognized just prior to the game. The Wayne County Middle School football team was also recognized at a break later in the game.

Elementary students receive pumpkins from school garden Pumpkins harvested from the WC school pumpkin patch

Close to 5,000 pumpkins were harvested recently from the school garden thanks to WC Extension Service and FFA/Agriculture students. Blanco and orange Field Trip pumpkins were harvested so preschool - 5th graders could have their very own small pumpkin to take home. Students can participate in the pumpkin decorating contest if they would like. Pumpkins are to be decorated as book characters. Check out more information inside...

Girls Soccer Team traveled to Taylor County Wayne County Girls in action at Taylor County

Girls Soccer Team played Taylor County at an away game on September 21st. They've played 11 games in their season, to date.

Homecoming Parade travels down Main Street Principal Steve Thompson and his daughter led the parade

A pep rally was held at the conclusion of the parade. The high school students had fun preparing for homecoming activities. Spirit Week and the selection of the homecoming court were in support of the Cardinal Football Team. 

Wayne County Girls Soccer learns to play under adversity Goalie Xaivea “X” West stops a potential score

Wayne County High School Girls Soccer played short handed by 9 or 10 players verses eleven at the Monroe County game on Monday, September 13. Monroe County hosted the competition. The Monroe County Girls scores a total of three points winning the game!

Color Guard shines at first competition Band at first competition as they placed third overall

    The Wayne County High School Marching Band received a third place overall award on Saturday, September 11th at their first competition of the school year held at Somerset High School. Congratulations to the Wayne County Color Guard who received Best in Class and the Best Overall Award. They are coached by former WCHS Color Guard Member Shelby Gregory. 


Wayne County Golf team was named runner up in the South Laurel Invitational Team Picture

The Wayne County Boys Golf Team participated in the South Laurel Invitational on September 11th in London, Kentucky, bringing home the runner-up title. Gage Gregory was named the overall individual Champion. There were a total of fifteen teams and some individuals which made a combined total of 92 golfers. 

Wayne Invitational held at local country club Wayne County Golfers

The annual Wayne County Invitational, sponsored by the Monticello Banking Company, was held at the Monticello Country Club on Sunday, August 29.  A total of 72 high school golfers competed. The event featured thirteen teams and other individual golfers. Wayne County placed fourth in the tournament with a team score of 306.

Dan Harris has been a steady contributor to Wayne County Band Program Dan Harris in Philharmonic

Since 1961, the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra has been one of the premier musical organizations in the Bluegrass State, exposing generations of Central Kentuckians to some of the greatest concert music ever composed. Wayne County Band has been fortunate to have input into their program through a special philharmonic musician.

Band members work hard to perform Band members work hard to perform

Band gives first glimpse of their complex program during halftime at the Cardinal Football game on Friday, September 3, Good luck at the first band competition on Saturday, September 11th at Somerset High School, followed by North Laurel High School competition on September 18. 

FFA harvest grapes over Labor Day Weekend Grapes that were harvested over Labor Day weekend

Another successful grape harvesting session was held recently with Wayne County FFA students. The Wayne County Extension Service appreciates the opportunity extended by the Garrett family to continue the tradition of growing and maintaining quality grapes to benefit young people in the community.. The grapes were for sale at The Wayne County Farmers Market on Saturday, September 4th. The profits go into the FFA Alumni Account, to be utilized to support FFA members' scholarships (enough grapes were sold to fund one $500 Glyncon Garrett scholarship for a 2022 graduating VoAg student) and activities. 

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