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Professional Development V Schedule Professional Development
Special Called Board Meeting
War Eagle Band performs the National Anthem War Eagle Band performs the National Anthem

On Monday, Nov. 19, the Wayne County High School War Eagle Band performed the National Anthem before the start of the New Orleans Pelicans game against the San Antonio Spurs at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. The Pelicans beat the Spurs in the NBA contest.

Walmart Grant Walmart Grant

The Wayne County School District was given a $500 Walmart Community Grant for Mrs. Deone Kebodeaux's Household Management Class at Wayne County High School. The grant will used to purchase outside equipment such as benches, patio chair swings and a tetherball. "We really appreciate Mr. Jonathan Smith, the manager of the Waynesboro Walmart for helping with the project. Our students enjoy being outside during their breaks, and now they will have some activities to look forward to," said Mrs. Kebodeaux. 

250 Wins 250 Wins

250 Wins!

Players and Cheerleaders hold up signs with "250" on it after Friday night’s win over West Harrison. The 43-24 victory was the 250th in school history as the War Eagles reached another milestone in its football history. The signs players were holding up were provided by the WCHS Cheerleaders.

Art Students Honored Art Students Honored

Six Wayne County High School students of Mr. Whiston Ramsey Art classes had their work selected for the Hattiesburg Arts Council’s Annual Emerging Artist Exhibition. The opening reception for the exhibition will be held at the Hattiesburg Cultural Center on Saturday, November 10th from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Front Row:  Chloe Davis, Kerrington Kittrell, Briana Bankston. Back Row: (L-R) Desmond Winborn, Zydarrius Bumpers and Alce Banks.

Special Called Board Meeting
Professional Development IV Schedule Professional Development Schedule
Ashley Burnet Smith Competes in American Open Series 3 event in Las Vegas, Nev. Ashley Burnet Smith successfully makes one of her lifts during the recent American Open Series 3 event in Las Vegas, Nev. Smith is a strength and conditioning instructor at WCHS.

When students in Ashley Burnet Smith’s strength and conditioning classes at Wayne County High School want to give up, she has quite an example to fall back on to encourage students to continue training.

That’s because Smith herself has overcome some challenges to remain in her fitness regimen, with the results paying off recently during the American Open Series 3 in Las Vegas, Nev. With more than 1,650 athletes at the event — including Olympic lifters — Smith ranked 51st out of 156 competitors in the Senior 71kg weight division. Weight lifting is one of the original Olympic sports. It is designed to test the human limits of explosive strength and power by using a weighted barbell as resistance while traveling through a greater range of motion than any other strength movements during execution. These limits are displayed using two skills-based competition lifts — the “Snatch and Clean” and the “Jerk.” During competition, each athlete has three attempts at the “Snatch,” followed by three at­tempts at the “Jerk.” The combined total of the highest successful attempt of each lift determines the overall winner in a body weight category.  Smith, a 146-pounder, was successful in five of her six lifts as she declared her highest total of 146 kg or 321.2 pounds.

WCHS Art Teacher Whitson Ramsey

Drawing title: "Figure by a Window"

Artist: Whitson Ramsey

Whitson Ramsey’s drawing was one of 92 chosen out of over 1100 to be included in the Brand Library and Art Center's 46th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper in Glendale, CA. Mr. Ramsey flew to Los Angeles to attend the opening reception of this show where he got to speak with juror, art critic, and talk-show host, Edward Goldman about his work and artistic career. Mr. Ramsey also got to meet several other great artists from around the country who he was thrilled to share a gallery with. Mr. Ramsey’s  trip to Los Angeles also included visits to several museums so that he could study works from some of his favorite artists throughout history. The exhibition will be on view through October 26th.

Special Called Board Meeting
Football Sweetheart Ballot
Class of 2019 Senior & Parent Meeting Class of 2019 Parent & Senior Meeting

Class of 2019 Senior and Parent Meeting

Special Called Board Meeting
ChromeBook fees and Policy Agreement Chrome Book

$15 Chrome Book Fee and Policy

2018 WCHS Athletics Schedules 2018 WCHS Athletics Schedules
Staff ID Picture Schedule
Teacher Professional Development I, II, III Teacher Professional Development I, II, III
Baseball Signees 2018 Baseball Signees 2018

Tre Williamson (L) and Rod Watkins (R) both signed baseball scholarships with Coahoma Community College. Williamson led the War Eagles in home runs with six while Watkins was the leading hitter.

Class Officers 2018-19
Special Called Board Meeting 4/4/18
Clark Oil Donations to WCSD Clark Oil Donations to WCSD

Clark Oil made donations of $500 each to the math and science programs at each Wayne County schools as part of ExxonMobil’s Educational Alliance Program. The program awards grants each year to schools in order to help enhance math and science education across the United States. This is the 17th consecutive year for the program.

Star Academy Students of the Month for January and February Star Academy Students of the Month for January and February

Star Academy Students of the Month for January and February 

Star Academy Students of the Month for November and December Star Academy Students of the Month for November and December

Star Academy Students of the Month for November and December

Star Academy Students of the Month for September and October Star Academy Students of the Month for September and October

Star Academy Students of the Month for September and October

The New Stage Theatre The New Stage Theatre

The New Stage Theatre recently presented an in-school performance of Julius Caesar, the tale of the fall of the greatest leader of the Roman Empire, to Wayne County High School freshmen and sophomores, thanks to a grant provided from the Mississippi Arts Commission. New Stage is a professional not-for-profit theatre. Sponsors of New Stage Theatre are Entergy Mississippi and The Shelby and Richard McRae Foundation.

WCSD Teacher of the Year WCSD Teacher of the Year Mrs. Lauren Leggett

WCSD Teacher of the Year Mrs. Lauren Leggett

Who's Who Election
2018 Who's Who Election
9-12 Who's Who
Mr. and Miss WCHS
Comprehensive Needs Assessment Survey for Federal Programs Needs Assessment
Please see the link  or scan the qr code to access this year's comprehensive needs assessment survey for Federal Programs.
There is a survey for parents, community members, faculty and staff, and STUDENTS.
We have until February 28th to complete the survey.
Scholarships for the Senior Class of 2018

WCHS is compiling scholarships for the Senior Class of 2018.  Anyone interested in participating in offering a scholarship will need to contact Anna Mills before February 28th.  Mrs. Mills may be contacted at the high school office at 601.735.2851 or by email millsa@wcsdms.com

WC Administrator of the Year Administrator of the Year

Demarius McFadden (center) of Buckatunna School was presented the District’s Administrator of the Year Award during the January meeting of the Wayne County Board of Education. Pictured with McFadden are Board President Al Smith (left) and Superintendent of Education Bobby Jones (right).

Professional Development Jan 2nd Professional Development Jan 2nd Schedule
Wayne County Softball Signees Wayne County Softball Signees

Head Coach is Jamie Powell (Clarion-Ledger Coach of the Year), and assistant coach Stevie Holyfield.

Players: Brook Jordan (PRCC), Katie Cheeks (Hinds), Shalishana Hundley(Meridian) and Paige Powe ( Meridian)

War Eagles have had 17 players sign the last six seasons.

South State 5-A Champions and State Runnerup in 5-A this past year.

Star Academy Community Project Star Academy Project


The community project for the month of October at Star Academy was to collect socks to donate to the residents of Pine View Health and Rehabilitation Center.  The students at Star Academy donated more than 75 pairs of socks to Pine View.  

Upsets Lead to Historic Win by Wayne County in JCJC’s Bobcat Math League Championships Wayne County Claims Title

ELLISVILLE – Some of the top teams coming into the 2017 Jones County Junior College Bobcat Math League’s playoff competition were quickly picked off and sent home, stunning the eventual 2017 “Super Bowl” Champions, the Wayne County War Eagles, who had to fend off the 2016 Champions, the Oak Grove Warriors in the final round of the playoffs. This is the first time since the creation of the Bobcat Math League in 2012 for Wayne County to claim the title. Additionally, the War Eagle team took home a total of $2,900 in cash prizes for winning four-regular season matches, and for being a regular season wild card team and victorious in competition.  Oak Grove received a total of $1,950 in cash prizes for their second-place finish, as well as for being a regular season division winner, and winning five-regular season matches.

MSNA Conference 2017 MSNA Conference 2017

The Wayne County School District Child Nutrition staff attended the 48th Annual Mississippi School Nutrition Association Conference in Biloxi, MS on November 3-5, 2017.  Attendees are pictured with Jackie Henry, President of the Mississippi School Nutrition Association and CN Director of the Wayne County School District.

Students Scoring Advanced on State Tests Students Scoring Advanced on State Tests

Students scoring advanced on state tests during the 2016-17 school year were rewarded recently with a bowling trip and lunch in Laurel. Congratulations to these students for their great accomplishment.

Wayne County High School Baseball Helps First Baptist Church Wayne County High School Baseball Helps First Baptist Church

The Wayne County High School baseball team helped First Baptist Church of Waynesboro with their annual Operation Christmas Child shoe box project that supplies Christmas surprises to children around the world.

WCHS Supervising Principal Bubba Hathorn Recognizes His Faculty WCHS Supervising Principal Bubba Hathorn Recognizes His Faculty

During halftime at the Homecoming football game, WCHS Supervising Principal Bubba Hathorn recognizes his faculty and staff for a job well done during the 2016-17 school year. This is the third year in a row that WCHS has been given a grade of B by the Mississippi Department of Education. It is a great day to be a War Eagle.

HOSA Officers Induction Ceremony HOSA Officers Induction Ceremony

The Future Health Professionals, formerly known as Healh Occupations Students of America (HOSA), held its 3rd annual officer induction ceremony. The ceremony took place at Boonedock Eddie’s on October 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm. The 2017-2018 HOSA officers took their oath of office with family and friends in attendance.

Pictured:  Kneeling- Tynasia Terrell, Chaplain, and Jaycelyn Gray, Historian

Standing L to R- Lori Roberts, Reporter, Amber McLain, Treasurer, Lekisha Powe, Instructor and HOSA Advisor, Shakira Hall, State HOSA President, Jaquerius Howard, President, and Curlexis Arrington, Secretary.

Not pictured- Shalishana Hundley, Vice President 

War Eagle Marching Band Classic WCHS Band

The Wayne County High School marching band will host 15 bands at the War Eagle Marching Band Classic Competition Saturday, October 21, at War Eagle Stadium. The classic prepares the marching bands for state competition. The bands will be judged and evaluated, with WCHS not being part of the evaluations. Wayne County will perform at 7:45 p.m. in a special performance.

WCHS News Troy Graves

Wayne County High School's first-year inclusion teacher Troy Graves was awarded a Hutto's gift certificate and teacher discount card by WCHS assistant principal Carrie Turbyfill. Graves' name was in a hat with all other WCHS teachers with perfect attendance for the nine weeks.

Professional Development Schedule Oct 9th Professional Development
Football Sweetheart Ballot
Senior Homecoming Queen Ballot
WCHS Football Events WCHS Football Events

Senior Night/Pink Out Night


Wayne County High School will be hosting Senior Night and Pink Out Night when the War Eagles host top-ranked Hattiesburg on Friday, October 13, at War Eagle Stadium. Senior Night will begin at 6:25 p.m.

A Breast Cancer Survivors Celebration will be held before the game from 5:00-6:30 in the Star Academy building. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Breast cancer survivors will be recognized on the field at 6:40 p.m. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.


WCHS Homecoming


The Wayne County High School Homecoming game is set for Friday, October 27, at 7 p.m. when the War Eagles host West Harrison.

The Homecoming parade will be held on Thursday, October 26, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Homecoming festivities will begin Friday night at 6:20 p.m. at the football field. The WCHS pep rally will start at 8:15 a.m. Friday in the War Eagle Gym.


See You at the Pole See You at the Pole

The Wayne County High School FCA participates in the "See You at the Pole" on September 27. Students pray for national, state and local leaders. The students want to be a shining light for other students at WCHS during this global week of student prayer.  The WCHS FCA sponsor is Ian Sharp.

Underclassmen Homecoming Form
WCHS Blood Drive WCHS Blood Drive

A Wayne County High School Junior is shown giving a unit of blood at the Beta Club blood drive.  After the daylong event, 60 units of blood were transported immediately to Texas to help with a critical shortage in that area.  The United Blood Services of Hattiesburg sponsored the blood drive. The next Beta Club blood drive will be on January 18. Amy Pruitt is the Beta Club sponsor.

Quiz Bowl Team Quiz Bowl Team

The Wayne County High School Quiz Bowl team defeated Northeast Jones, 50-44, last week in their first competition of the year.  The War Eagle squad will travel across town to take on the Wayne Academy Jaguars on October 2 in their next action.The next home action is hosting Heidelberg on Oct. 16 at 4:30 in the WCHS Library. The team's sponsor is Shay Clark.

WCHS Volleyball WCHS Volleyball

Wayne County High School has a new sport in volleyball. The Lady War Eagles are improving each week in their inaugural season.  The girls' will host South Jones in their next contests on Monday, September 11. The JV squad plays at 5 followed by the varsity at 6:30 p.m. Come out and support these girls and be part of this historic season. 

Freshman Officer Elections
Carter attends Governor’s School Carter attends Governor’s School

Wayne County senior Kalisha Carter was honored with the highest honor of excellence award at the Mississippi Governor’s School at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. Carter was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. While on campus, Carter participated in volunteer work and performed in the talent show that was part of the fun during her three-week stay. Former Mississippi Governor William Winter established the school in 1981. The school is a residential honors program and is designed to provide academic, creative and leadership experiences for a select number of rising juniors and seniors who have demonstrated exceptional ability and achievement in their studies.

Culinary Arts Culinary Arts

The Wayne County Career and Technical Educational Center culinary arts students Darren Hartley and Philliscia Henry helped prepare and serve at the ribbon cutting ceremonies for the new Star Academy. Sara Waller is the culinary arts teacher, and the Director of the Center is Mr. Rex Buckhaults. 

Star Academy Ribbon Cutting Star Academy Ribbon Cutting

Wayne County Superintendent of Education Mr. Bobby Jones cuts the ribbon on the new Star Academy across from Wayne County High School. Also pictured with Mr. Jones are members of the WCSD School Board, state representatives, Deputy Superintendent Tyrone Marshall, Curriculum Coordinator Crystal Bates and Star Academy Principal Dr. Sherrell Gilmore.

War Eagle Football Tickets War Eagle Football

Wayne County War Eagle football season tickets will go on sale Thursday, August 3. Tickets can be purchased at the high school from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Season tickets are $60 for the six games with a parking pass available for additional cost of $25. Timber Bowl tickets to both the Wayne Academy and Wayne County games are included in the season ticket package.

The War Eagles will have some of the best football teams in Mississippi coming to War Eagle Stadium as West Jones (Aug. 18), Jefferson Davis County (Sept. 1), Picayune (Sept. 22), Hattiesburg (Oct. 13, and West Harrison (Oct. 27) visit War Eagle Stadium. All games will begin at 7 p.m. except for the Timber Bowl on August 18. Wayne County will play West Jones at 8 p.m. after the Wayne Academy-South Choctaw contest that begins at 6 p.m.

ID Card Picture Schedule
Professional Development Schedule
Wayne General Scholarship Winners Wayne General Scholarship Winners

A reception was held recently to honor recipients of the Wayne General Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship. Haley Clark, Ali Rigney, Kaitlyn Walley, and Chloe White were honored from Wayne County High School. Each received a $1,500 scholarship.Pictured (L-R): Chloe White, Haley Clark, and Kaitlyn Walley.

WCHS Honors Juniors WCHS Honors Juniors

Wayne County High School honored 109 juniors with a picnic recently for scoring at least a 17 on the mandated Mississippi State  ACT test for Juniors. Wayne County High School honored 109 juniors with a picnic recently for scoring at least a 17 on the mandated Mississippi State  ACT test for Juniors. 

Demographic Chart of New Schools
Top 10 WCHS Seniors Top 10 WCHS Seniors

The 2017 Top 10 Seniors at WCHS


(L-R) Mallory Pitts, Reagan Skinner, Jocelyn Davis, Alexandria Rigney, Breanna Walters, Bailey Porter, Mollie Singleterry, Courtlyn Clanton, Reagan Revon, and Chelesa Everett.

Lady War Eagles sign with Southwest Lady War Eagles sign with Southwest

Two Wayne County Lady War Eagles signed with Southwest Community College. Point guard Rashondria Rankin and forward Nia Henderson inked with the Lady Bears this week. (Pictured: (L-R) Coach Danielle Haney, Rankin, Henderson, Head Coach Gina Skelton, and Coach Anna Ford.

WCHS ROTC Flying High WCHS ROTC Flying High

Wayne County High School’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets recently had the opportunity of a lifetime by flying on a C130 Hurricane Hunter. The students traveled to Keesler Air Force Base where the students boarded the Air Force plane. The pilot surprised the students by flying over Wayne County High School where they were able to capture photos of the school from the sky.

Orange Sensations Awards Orange Sensations

Members of Wayne County High School Orange Sensations Showchoir  presented Supervising Principal Robert Hathorn with trophies won during their 2017 competition season.  The group is under the direction of Mrs. Amy Pruitt.  The group won two third place trophies, one second place trophies and two Grand Champion trophies.

Beat Four celebrates Dr. Seuss Birthday Beat Four celebrates Dr. Seuss Birthday

The Wayne County High School  Cheerleaders, baseball and softball players helped celebrate Dr. Seuss week at Beat Four School on March 3. This is the 20th year for 'Read Across America" and each cheerleader, baseball and softball player took turns reading to a different class in the elementary school.

Packer takes top honors at Beta Covention Senior President Tyler Packer

Wayne County High School Beta Club was well represented at the Mississippi Senior Beta Convention in Biloxi.  Twenty-five students and four sponsors attended convention this year. Our students competed in numerous academic and visual arts categories.  


WCHS Senior President Tyler Packer placed first in the Speech competition.  Packer is now eligible to compete at the National Convention in June. Maddie Walker placed fourth in Poetry competition. 


Wayne County received two awards at this year's convention.  They are a gold key club and selected as a School of Merit.  


The War Eagle  sponsors   Mrs. DeWanda Nelson judged Scrapbooks while Mrs. Amy Pruitt was in charge of Group Talent preliminaries and finals and also judged Campaign Skits.


The WCHS Beta Club also lit a candle in the Memorial Service in memory of Mrs. Pruitt's mother, who was a Beta Sponsor at Buckatunna for many years.

WCHS ROTC Student Honored WCHS ROTC Student Honored

Wayne County High School ROTC cadet Jaylne Davis was nominated to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum to be held this summer in Washington, D.C.  Davis, a tenth grader, will learn about national security careers in her six-day stay in the nation's capital.

The forum will help Jaylne to set personal goals and be better prepared to make decisions about her next step as a college student, military officer, or national security professional. She can also apply for college credit through George Mason University.  She will take a guided tour of the United States Capitol building, visit historic Ford's Theater, explore the National Harbor, and visit some of Washington's famous memorials at dusk

WCHS Band Members Honored WCHS Band Members Honored

Josh Curry (L), and Juandarius Roberts (R) were honored at the Wayne County School Board Meeting this month. Wayne County Superintendent of Education Bobby Jones (C) honored these two young men for their Band accomplishments. Curry was named to the 2017 Mississippi Lions All-State Band. Roberts was named U.S. Army All-American and also was named to the Drum Corp International.

WCHS Celebrates Black History Month WCHS Celebrates Black History Month

The featured speaker at the 12th Annual Wayne County High School Black History Program was NASA scientist Clyde Dease, Jr. His message focused on the value of an education. Pictured on the front row are: Carrie Turbyfill, Dahlia Jordan, Mr. Dease, Patricia Jordan, and Amy Brown. Back Row: Eric Smith, Marvin Chapman, Robert Hathorn, Wilma Taylor, and Alvin Smith.

Wayne County's Fisher Signs Wayne County's Fisher Signs

Wayne County defensive back Jamarcus Fisher (5-11, 175) signed a football scholarship with East Central Community College. Pictured with Fisher are Coach Kevin Gandy, mother LaTonja Fisher, Aunt Margret Wash, Fisher and Coach Todd Mangum.  

South State All-Stars Coach Davis

Wayne County head basketball coach Kendrick Davis was named head coach of the South All-Stars in this year's Mississippi Association of Coaches All-Star game. 

Operation Christmas Child Operation Christmas Child


The Wayne County War Eagle baseball team donated their time to help Waynesboro's First Baptist Church with their annual Operation Christmas Child. The players helped fill shoe boxes for the children.

Senator Wicker Visits Wayne County Senator Wicker Visits Wayne County

United States Senator Roger Wicker posed with Wayne County High School students who are dual enrolled at JCJC while visiting the JCJC Wayne County Center. Comp 1 and College Algebra students are pictured.

Special Outing Special Outing

Wayne County Superintendent of Education Bobby Jones rewarded 24 students with exceptional state test scores  in English II and Algebra I with a bowling outing at Hub Lanes in Hattiesburg recently.

William Gaines signs with JCJC William Gaines signs with JCJC

William Gaines, Jr., signed a basketball scholarship with Jones County Junior College. Gaines is a 6-foot-4 swingman that played in the Mississippi High School Coaches Association All-Star basketball game this past summer. Gaines follows his father to JCJC. David Gaines played at JCJC during the 1985-86 season. Pictured with William is his family and coaches Kendrick Davis and John Stafford.

Softball Seniors Honored Softball Seniors Honored

Wayne County Lady War Eagles slow-pitch softball honored their four seniors recently at their annual awards banquet. Pictured are (l-r) Hali Harvey, Mollie Singleterry, Haley Clark and Chantice Watts.

Davis Signs Basketball Scholarships Davis Signs Basketball Scholarships

Wayne County senior Jadona Davis signed a basketball scholarship with Middle Tennessee on November 11. Pictured are (front row, l-r) her sister Ja’Da Davis, Jadona, and her mother, Robin, (back row, l-r) Head Coach Gina Skelton and Assistant Coach Danielle Haney.

WCHS Veterans Day WCHS Veterans Day

Wayne County High School observed Veterans Day on November 11. The guest speaker was Mississippi State Senator Dennis DeBar of Leakesville. DeBar also holds the rank of Lt. Col. in the Mississippi Air Guard.  Pictured are (l-r)- Eric Smith (Principal), Colonel Alfred Donald (ROTC), Robert Hathorn (Supervising Principal), DeBar, Pam Cleary (WC Veterans Office), Carrie Turbyfill (Principal) and Bobby Jones (Wayne County Superintendent of Education).



U.S. Army All-American Band

Wayne County High School senior Juandarius Roberts has been selected to the U.S. Army All-American Band. Roberts will perform with the band made up of the best 125 high school band musicians on January 7, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas, at the U.S. Army All-American Football Bowl. Roberts and the All-American band will perform at halftime of the premier high school sporting event in America. Roberts is the War Eagles' Drum Major for 2016.

Pink Out Game Pink Out Game

Pink Out Night at Wayne County High School was a success last Friday night when the War Eagles hosted the West Jones Mustangs. Shown are a WCHS War Eagle cheerleader and a couple of future WCHS cheerleaders getting ready for the ball game.

Todd Mangum will lead Mississippi Stars Todd Mangum will lead Mississippi Stars

Wayne County High School will be well represented in the 30th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Classic set for Dec. 10 at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama.

WCHS head coach Todd Mangum has been named the head coach. Mangum led Wayne County to the Class 5-A state football championship in 2015.

Mississippi won the 2015 Classic 28-21 at the University of Southern Mississippi’s M.M. Roberts Stadium, the first time the all-star game had been played outside Alabama.The victory snapped a seven-game winning streak by Alabama.

The game will kick off at noon and will be televised.

Cooley in Action Again Cooley in Action Again

The Mississippi High School Athletic Association released All-Star selections for the upcoming Bernard Blackwell All-Star Classic to be played in Gulfport on December 17 at 11:30 a.m.

Wayne County’s Chris Cooley, a 5-9, 215-lb senior running back, has been named to the South team for the 68th annual Blackwell contest.  Cooley is currently the leading rusher for the War Eagles. “Chris is a great young man and player who is very deserving of this honor," said WCHS head football coach Todd Mangum. “He is a hard-nosed, physical player who is very coachable. Every time we need a big play, he seems to make it,” added Mangum.

Child Nutrition Managers Learn from the Best Child Nutrition Managers

The Wayne County School District Child Nutrition Managers from each of the area schools attended a Culinary Skills Training recently in Ridgeland. The training was hosted by the Mississippi Department of Child Nutrition and nationally renowned Chef Cyndie Story, K-12 Culinary Solution Team. The local managers of the WCSD were provided training in food production, recipe development, and food safety. The focus of the training was to improve schools' meal programs. Representing the WCSD were Sherrie Parnell (Beat 4), Meshell Lofton (WES), Maxine Blackwell (Buckatunna), Terri Shoemaker (Clara), Shawanna Sibley (WCHS), Chris Stevens (WMS).

Quiz Bowl Team Quiz Bowl Team

The Wayne County High School Quiz Bowl team is taking part in the Jones County Junior College Math League. Pictured are (L-R) Stevonta Mayfield, Jared Powe, Layne Boykin, Lexi Sumrall, Mona Heng, Bryce Herring and Dakota Brewer.

Rankin Crowned 2016 Homecoming Queen

RaShondra "Tootie" Rankin was named the WCHS Homecoming Queen. She is the 17 year old daughter of Renee Rankin and Andre McLaughlin. She is a member of Beta Club, EPIC youth group, the WCHS cheer squad and the basketball team. https://ci6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/RnNZfQn2o2xpggJQqefCOervMbPIci5mujDPJnvl43kv6Rtxjyh5gHN_JKVzeU-aaGz3pePFgxfoAAtZJZNx8mveVTc-11j98EfuAJVcumUenA=s0-d-e1-ft#https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif

Community Prayer Walk

Wayne County Schools opened their doors Wednesday night (August 3) for pray time. The community was able to come to each school in the community to walk through and pray for the safety and success of the students and faculty for the school year.

New Bus Schedules for WCSD in 2016

In an effort to become more efficient with bus routing the Wayne County School District will re-route several buses within the Waynesboro city limits this school year.

Administrators are asking for pa­tience from the public, students and parents during this transition period as adjustments are made to fine-tune the schedules and the process of transport­ing students.

Teacher Professional Development Schedule
Wayne County School District Registration Dates & Times

Wayne County School District student registration will begin Monday July,18th at Beat Four and Buckatunna Schools. Click the read more button to see all Schools registration dates and times.



Wayne County School District Student Dress Code 2016 - 2017

This dress code outlines the only acceptable form of attire approved to be worn by students in this district.  Any deviations, however slight, are disallowed.

Click here to see the full 2016-17 student dress code.

Congratulations to the Coach Gina Skelton on being selected for induction into the MAC Hall of Fame!


 Coach Gina Skelton has been selected for induction into the Mississippi Association of Coaches' Hall of Fame!  She has claimed Six State Championships, four Girls Basketball Championships and two Girls Cross Country Championship, well as being named "Coach of the Year"  an amazing19 times.

2012 WCHS Graduate, Nathan Ford graduated from the University of Alabama with Honors


Nathan Ramey Ford, WCHS Class of 2012, graduated with Honors and Summa Cum Laude with an overall GPA of 4.0 from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.  His current plans are to pursue entrance into medical school and become an M.D.  

Burns and Walker to Retire


After many years of loyal service to the students of Wayne County High School, we will be losing two of the best.  Mrs. Dena Burns with 30 years of service and Arlen Walker, 25 years will be retiring as of June 30th.  Good Luck and God Bless.

Singleterry chosen to play Coaches All Star Softball Game


Wayne County Lady War Eagles junior Mollie Singleterry was chosen to play in the Mississippi Association of Coaches All-Star softball game that will be played Saturday, June 4, on the campus of JCJC. SIngleterry batted .479 in leading the Lady War Eagles to the district 5-5A championship. She is a 3-time All-Division player and is a two-time Offensive Player of the Year. 

Skelton Returns to Lead the Lady War Eagles Basketball Program


A Hall of Fame coach is returning to her hometown. Gina Skelton was officially named coach of the Lady War Eagles of Wayne County High School Thursday night at a press conference in the school library. She returns to Wayne County where she coached for a dozen years (2000-01 through 2011-12). She led the Lady War Eagles to win state titles in 2005 and 2010. Skelton has also been named assistant AD.


60% Schedule for Feb. 23

The Wayne County School District will run a 60 percent day schedule due to the predicted inclement weather. The buses will depart from Wayne County High School at 12:20 PM. Outlying schools will need to adjust their schedule accordingly.

Clark Oil Company of Waynesboro and Exxon Mobil $7000 donation

Clark Oil Company of Waynesboro made a $7,000 donation to the Wayne County Schools recently.  The monies will go to each of the Math and Science programs at the local schools as part of the Exxon Mobil’s Education Alliance Program.  

Orange Sensations Place First at Jackson Academy


The Wayne County High School Show Choir, "The Orange Sensations", recently placed first at a Show Choir Competition at Jackson Academy.  For more pictures click the link below,

WCHS Host 11th Annual Black History Program


Wayne County High School hosted their 11th Black History Program on Wednesday, February 3rd.  The featured speaker was Reverend Donald Miller of Waynesboro's St. Luke Church.  Pictured with Rev. Miller are Director of the Program Patricia Mason Jordan, Wayne County Superintendent of Education Bobby Jones and Wayne County High School Supervising Principal Bubba Hathorn.

WCHS Football Players sign Scholarships


A dozen Wayne County High School football players signed football scholarships Wednesday.  The lone Division 1 signee was five star recruit Benito Jones.  Jones (DL) was an early enrollee at Ole Miss in January.  Two other December graduates Denzel Bonner (LB) and Tyree Evans (DE) signed with East Mississippi Community College earlier.  Seven War Eagles signed with Hinds Community College on Wednesday in Freddy Jordan Jr. (RB), Reggie Stewart (QB), RaMeik Wallace (WR), Hamilton Hudson (OL), Tyler Hopkins (LB), Hunter James (LS) and Quindaris Bivens (DL).  Two other players also inked Wednesday with East Central Community College in Deon Smith (DB) and DeAndre Gandy (LB).

Buy the WCHS Championship Watch

Celebrate the 2015 Wayne County War Eagles with an offical Championship watch from Balfour.  Download a copy of the order form below.  Please turn in your watch order into the Wayne County High School office or mail to: Wayne County HS Football Boosters, 1325 Azalea Drive, Waynesboro, Ms 39367.  If you have any questions, please call 601-735-2851 (WCHS Office).  The order must to placed by February 29, 2016.


Championship Watch Order Form

WCHS Softball Player signs with Hinds Community College


Wayne County softball player Kilah Dearman signed with Hinds Community College. Dearman hit .318 for the Lady War Eagles this past fast-pitch season. Dearman is the 12th Lady War Eagles to sign in the last four seasons.

WCHS Beta Club Sponsors Blood Drive

The Wayne County High School Beta Cluib recently sponsored a Blood Drive in the High School Library.  United Blood Services of hattiesburg teamed with the Beta Club for this important event.  WCHS student Layne Boykin is shown donating blood.

WCHS Softball Player signs with Pearl River Community College


Wayne County senior Brook Smith is shown with family and coaches recently as she signed a softball scholarship with Pearl River Commuity College.  Smith played shortstop for the Lady War Eagles but plans on playing outfield for the Lady Wildcats.  She is tenth Lady War Eagle in the last four sesons to sign a softball scholarship with a college.

Wayne County High School Sends Two Players to All-Star Games


Wayne County High School will be represented well in the 2015 – 2016 Mississippi North/South All Star Games. The Lady War Eagles will send 6’ 5” post player Jadona Davis and the War Eagles will be represented by David Gaines, Jr. Both players are juniors. The Games will be played Friday, March 25 at Mississippi College in Clinton, MS.

Benito Jones Signs with Ole Miss




Buy a DVD of the 2015 MHSAA 5A State Football Championship Game

Click on the Link below to purchase a DVD of the Wayne County War Eagle victory over Oxford HS for the 5A State Championship.




At this point click on "DVD get DVD"

Championship Dinner

Thank you to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Laurel, MS for hosting the WCHS 5A State Champions. The dinner was delicious and the fellowship was really special.

Congressman Palazzo

Congratulations Wayne County War Eagles on winning the MHSAA 5A State Championship!  Attached is a clip of Congressman Palazzo congratulating the team on the House Floor in Washington DC. yesterday.

McDonald's Apple Student Award 2nd 9 weeks

Austin Ellzey has been selected as McDonald's Student Apple Award winner for the 2nd nine weeks.

Seniors Participate in Salvation Army Angel Tree

5A State Football Championship T-Shirts

Wayne County High School football team will be selling t-sirts in order to raise money to help purchase championship rings.  Shirts may be ordered in orange or navy blue.  Orders are due by December 18 and will be delivered January 15.  Order froms are available in the front office of WCHS.  Short sleeve shirts are $15, and long sleeve t-shirts are $17.

Photo Gallery

Photos from the 5A State Championship Tropy and Medal Presentation can be gound under the photo galleries tab.  

Text to Win

Wayne County High School is compteting with Oxford for a chance to win $1000.  In order to win, our fans need to text the word   gridiron12   to 55333.  You may text as many times as you would like.

Ticket and Bus Information for The War Eagle 5A Championship Game

Tickets will go on sale at 8 a.m. Tuesday at Wayne County High School. Tickets are $12.00 each. Wayne County encourages football fans to buy tickets from the school. For more information call 601-735-2851.  Fans may also purchase a seat on a school bus to travel to the game.  Seats are $10, and the buses will leave WCHS at 11AM Saturday.  See Mrs. Stokley in the front office to reserve your seat.  

War Eagles are South State Champions

With a win of 55-27 over Laurel, the Wayne County War Eagles claim the South State Championship.  The War Eagles will travel to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on  December 5 to play Oxford in the
5A State Championship. 

Thanksgiving Break November 23-27, 2015


Operation Christmas Child


The Wayne County War Eagle Baseball team helped First Baptist Church pack and organize 2500 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

Benito Jones Named as an Under Armour All American

Former Waynesboro-Central football coach Larry Easterling Honored

Wayne County High School will honor former Waynesboro-Central football coach Larry Easterling coaching era this Friday night. A reception will be held Friday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the school library. All former players, coaches and cheerleaders are invited.

Jr. High Baseball Tryouts 
2015 Homecoming Parade

The 2015 War Eagle Homecoming Parade will be Tuesday October 13 at 5:00 PM.  The theme for this year's homecoming is #wareaglenation.  Everyone come out and support the War Eagles as we play Natchez this Friday night and as we honor our homecoming court.

ESPN Pep Rally

Check out pictures of the ESPN pep rally under the photo gallery tab.

War Eagles to Host Archbishop Rummel High School on ESPN 2

The Wayne County High School War Eagles are set to host the Archbishop Rummel High School Raiders at 7:00pm on Espn 2 Friday September 18th.  Rummel, the 5A State Runner-up in Louisiana last year enter the season as one of the top ranked high school teams in the United States.  The game will be broadcasted on ESNP 2.

WCSD Community night

WCSD Community Night

Monday, August 31, 2015
Location: WCHS Commons
Door prizes will be given and light
refreshments will be served.
LBPA Parent Meeting

Wayne County School District is hosting a district wide mandatory information meeting for all third grade students’ parents and/or guardians.  This meeting will explain the requirements of promotion to the next grade level contained in the Literacy Based Promotion Act (LBPA) and what is expected of all third graders to meet these requirements.  Parents will also receive information on the Third Grade Reading Gate Summative Assessment at this meeting.


WCSD Technology PD Day August 3, 2015 (Morning)

There will be 2 Technology training sessions for certified educators held on August 3, 2015.
2015-2016 District Calendar
Proof of Residency

Dear Parents or Guardians,

 Our School District recently had a state audit through the Office of the State Auditor. One of the resulting requirements of this audit is that beginning the 2015-2016 school year all parents or guardians in the Wayne County School District must provide two current proofs of residency at the time of student registration each year regardless of whether or not parents or guardians have lived in the same residence for previous years. Click here for more info

MS Scholars Breakfast

Class of 2015 Mississippi Scholars enjoyed a breakfast on May 18 to honor their achievements.  In order to graduate as a Mississippi Scholar students must meet certain criteria including advanced academic classes and the completion of community service hours.  

Area Schools’ Teacher of the Year Recognized by the WCSD School Board

In a recent meeting of the Wayne County School Board, teachers who were selected as Teacher of the Year from district schools were recognized for their accomplishment.  These teachers were chosen by the faculty and staff of each school to represent them in the selection of the Wayne County School District Teacher of the Year. Each nominee completed an extensive application in which his/her educational history, professional biography, community involvement, and the philosophy of education were detailed.  


WCSD Administrator of the Year Honored by the WCSD School Board

Robert (Bubba) Hathorn was recently honored by the WCSD School Board for being selected as the WCSD Administrator of the Year.  Mr. Hathorn is assistant principal at Wayne County High School.  He was selected from a group of nominees based on his educational philosophy, his ability to inspire teachers, and his contributions to the Wayne County community.  According to one of his colleagues, Mr. Hathorn exemplifies the qualities of an exceptional administrator by treating students and teachers with compassion, dignity, and respect.  He also shows a great commitment to making Wayne County High School successful in educating our youth.  

Mr. Hathorn has 27 years of total educational experience with 12 of those being in administration.  He is married to Cassie Hathorn, and they have one daughter, Taylor.

WCSD School Board Recognizes Parent of the Year

Doll Swindle was recognized at a recent school board meeting for being selected as the Wayne County School District Parent of the Year.  She was nominated by the faculty and staff of Waynesboro Middle School.  Mrs. Swindle was then selected as the WCSD Parent of the Year from a group of parents nominated by district schools.  She was chosen on the basis of her support and contributions to her children’s schools.  Mrs. Swindle is married to Christopher Swindle.  They have 3 daughters, Christian (Waynesboro Middle School), Gracie (Waynesboro Elementary School), and Trinity (Bridgeway Preschool).

Wayne County School Board Recognizes the Teacher of the Year

Stephanie Hodo was recently honored at a Wayne County School Board meeting for being selected as Wayne County’s Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Hodo was chosen on the basis of her ability to inspire students, her leadership capabilities, and her contributions to the school and community.  

Mrs. Hodo has taught English II at Wayne County High School for 10 years. She is married to Alan Hodo, and they have two sons, David and Will.   

Read Across America

Wayne County High School BETA club members participate in Read Across America by reading to students at Buckatunna Elementary School.

Hutto speaks at Rotary

MacKenzie Hutto Wayne County Distinguished Young Woman 2014 and Wayne County High School Senior 2015 spoke at the Wayne County Rotatry meeting March 25, 2015.  


Mr. Bubba Hathorn Named Administrator of the Year

The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce has named Mr. Bubba Hathorn as Adminstrator of the Year 2014-2015.  

Baseball & Softball Reunion

The Wayne County High School baseball and softball teams will be hosting reunions for all former War Eagle players this month. 


The Lady War Eagles will host their reunion night on Friday, March 27, at 6 p.m. against Petal. The baseball guys will get together the next afternoon on Saturday, March 28, at  2 p.m. before the baseball team hosts Greene County. 


There will be a signup tent welcoming back all former players and coaches at each game. Former players and coaches are urged to contact their past teammates. For more information, contact Zack Bost or Dale McKee at the high school (601-735-2851). 

3rd Nine Weeks Golden Apple Teacher and Outstanding Student

3rd Nine Weeks McDonalds Golden Apple Teacher is Justin Jones.

3rd Nine Weeks Outstanding Student is Regie Stewart.


BETA Champion

Congratulations to Tyler Packer for winning the Mississippi BETA Convention Oratory Contest.  This qualifies him for the National BETA Convention Oratory Contest.

8th Grade Parent Meeting

8th Grade

Class of 2019

Parent /Student

Informational Meeting

This meeting will focus on the following:

Graduation requirements, Freshman Course Offerings, Individual Career and Academic Plan (iCAP), Extracurricular Activities

For questions, contact Melissa Clay or Anna Mills at 601-735-2851


Class of 2015 Top of the Class






Taylor Hathorn                

2015 Valedictorian and Star Student 


MacKenzie Hutto

2015 Salutatorian 

Savannah Sharkey

2015 Historian

10th Annual Black History Program

The theme for Wayne County High School's Black History Program for 2015 was "A Century of Black Life, History and Culture."  The guest speaker for the program was Mr. Dan Jones.  The Wayne County High School Orange Sensations performed "Blessings," and the Wayne County High School Concert Band performed "We Shall Overcome."  Dexter Daniels delivered the National Anthem, and Natalie Howard performed "Lift Every Voice and Sing."  Tyrieneny Marshall gave the occassion and the invocation was given by Mr. Eric Smith.  Dr. Marauo Davis served as Master of Ceremony, and Ms. Patricia Jordan thanked everyone for their attendace and participation in the event.

War Eagles Reclassification 2015 Football Schedule

The Athletic Department of Wayne County High School has released the 2015 War Eagle football schedule.This is a reclassification year. The upcoming year will bring about several schedule changes.

 The non-division schedule consists of a very challenging slate of games.The War Eagles will open the season with a trip to Vicksburg to take on Warren Central High School in the Red Carpet Bowl on August 21. Oak Grove, a 6A opponent, will follow on August 28. The home opener with Meridian High School will take place on September 4th. After an open date on September 11, the War Eagles will host Louisiana 5A power, Archbishop Rummel High School of Metairie, LA.

The War Eagles’ division schedule does not get much easier.The reclassification adds two trips to Jackson and includes the addition of Jackson Provine and the loss of Pearl River Central HS. Wayne County will make the first trip to Jackson on September 25 to take on Wingfield High School.  The War Eagles will host Brookhaven on October 2.The following week, October 9, the War Eagles will travel to Soso, MS, to take on West Jones High School.The Eagles host Natchez on October 16 followed by another trip to Jackson on October 23 to play Jackson Provine. The War Eagles will finish the regular season hosting South Jones on October 30 and traveling to Laurel on November 6.

All games are scheduled to kickoff at 7:00 p.m.

- See more at: http://www.wayne.k12.ms.us/school_NewsArticle.aspx?artID=10530&schoolID=1#sthash.v8BWAnev.dpuf


Students of the Week for December 8-12, 2014

Natalie Howard and Eric Jones have been chosen as Wayne County High School Students of the Week.  Natalie chose Coach Michael Gavin as Teacher of the Week, and Eric chose Coach Dale McKee as Teacher of the Week.

Vol Newsome Retires After 28 Years of Service to WCSD

After 28 years of service, Vol Newsome has retired from the Wayne County School District.  Through his years of service he has served the district in many capacities ranging from classroom teacher, yearbook adviser, school bus driver, and administrator.  

Attendance Guide for Parents

Please see the following letter from the Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Compulsory School Attendance concerning the importance of school attendance for children. 

Attendance Guide for Parents

WCHS Tennis Courts Near Completion!


The WCHS Tennis Courts near completion.

WCHS Relay For Life Shirts on Sale

The shirt is $15.00. Order forms can be picked up at the WCHS Information desk, WCHS Office, and the WCHS Library. Beta Club, Key Club, and Student Council members also have order forms so the shirts may be ordered from them. All orders must be turned in by April 1, 2014. We expect to have the shirts in by April 21

WCHS Tennis Court Construction Underway


Construction of the new Tennis Courts at Wayne County High School is well underway.   Click the bold print for more pictures of the construction.

WCHS Softballers Sign College Scholarships


Four Wayne County High School Lady War Eagle Softball players have signed to play at the next level.  Shabrya Slater signed to play and continue her education at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.  Gabby Franklin and Kayla Bunch will travel north to Raymond to attend Hinds Community College. Skylar McLain will take her talents to Jones County Junior College.

War Eagles Host Gautier in First Round Playoff Action

The Wayne County High School War Eagles will host the Gautier Gators in the first round of the MHSAA 5A football playoffs.  The winner of Friday's action will play the winner of the Picayune/West Jones game on November 22nd.  The addmission for the game will be $7.00 and Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m.

WCHS Bands earns All-Superior Rating for the 8th Year in a Row

The WCHS band represented Wayne County High School and Wayne County with an outstanding performance at the MHSAA State Marching Contest at East Mississippi Community College in Scoob on Saturday, October 12th.


The Band received the highest rating of All-Superior and was one of only 12 5A Bands in the state to do so.  This was also the 8th year in a row for the Band to earn All-Superior Rating.

The Band is scheduled to complete at the West Harrison Classic in Gulfport on Saturday the 19th and the Deep South Marching Championship on October 26th at Theodore High School in Theodore, Ala.

1994-95 War Eagles To Be Recognized
On October 25, 2013 the 1994-95 War Eagle football team and cheerleaders will be recognized during the pre-game of the Wayne County-Laurel game. This was the first War Eagle playoff team in Wayne County history. There will be a "meet and greet" for the team players and cheerleaders in the cafeteria beginning at 5:30 and then they will walk over to the field for the pre-game ceremonies. We hope all the former team members and cheerleaders will be able to attend. 
The War Eagles win the 200th Game



The War Eagles won game 200 in school history last  Friday night with a 50-14 win over Hattiesburg. The War Eagles have a  overall record of 200-95 since their first football season in 1989. The school has three state championships in football 2002, 2003, and 2006.

Demarcus Henderson plays in the College World Series.

Demarcus Henderson was honored at the WC/Quitman football game as a member of the Mississippi State Baseball Team that finished runner-up for the National Championship in the College World Series in June.  The outfielder was honored with a reception after the game in the High School Library.  Demarcus is the first Wayne County High School graduate to play in the College World Series.

WCHS Parent Portal Training
Wayne County High School Parent Portal training is scheduled for October 17, 2013 in the High School Library. If you registered last year you will not need to attend training again just use your e-mail address, log in, and change your password.



We ask that if you plan on attending one of the scheduled training sessions register by clicking on the following link to let us know which session you will attend. This will also let us know which students access id's we need to have ready.  Parent Portal Training Sessions

War Eagle Stadium

The new War Eagle Stadium PressBox gets lifted and placed.

2016 Wayne County High School Homecoming Court

Homecoming festivities for Wayne County High School were held September 23 at War Eagle Stadium. The coronation ceremony of Homecoming Maid RaShondria Rankin was held prior to the kickoff of the War Eagles' 42-12 win over Jackson Wingfield. Rankin’s court included senior maids Courtlyn Clanton, Lauren Jordan, and Kristlyn Robinson. Ali Rigney was selected as Senior Football Sweetheart. Representing the junior class were A’Lea Rogers, maid; Gilneshiakee Pope, princess; and Simone Powe, football sweetheart. Sophomore class representatives include Isabella Beasley, maid; Jazlyn Miller, princess; and Kimmya Norsworthy, football sweetheart. Freshmen selected for the court include Talisa Williamson, maid; Qy’Nyja Forrest, princess; and Alvin-Dria McLaughlin, football sweetheart.

WCHS Tennis Sends Three to State Tournament


Carley Cochran, Issac Hoffman and Brooke Cran took part in the Class 5-A State Tennis Tournament.

WCHS Hosts District Math Competition


Waynesboro Middle School won the District Math Competition with Clara School placing second. Kerrington Kittrell of Buckatunna edged out Meagan McCarty, also of Buckatunna, for the Written Test top award. Adisyn Gainey of Clara edged out Justise Davis of Buckatunna for the top award on the Research Test. WMS won the Quiz Bowl  over second place Clara. Representing WMS in the Quiz Bowl were Stevonta Mayfield, Kaleb Henry, Kimberly Chapman and Amber Butler. The Clara Quiz team consisted of Maggie West, Jared Powe, Kenzie Havard and Lexi Sumrall.


Waynesboro Middle School won the District Math Competition held on April 13 at Wayne County High School. Members of the winning team were Addison Torrey, Stevonta Mayfield, Kimberly Chapman, Brandon Pruitt, Jeshua Shelby, Kaleb Henry and Amber Butler. Also pictured are WMS sponsor Suzanne Ford and WMS Supervising Principal Shronda Turner.


Winners in the Math Meet 2016 held at Wayne County High School recently were Kerrington Kittrell, Megan McCarty, Adisyn Gainey, Justise Davis, Stevonta Mayfield, Kaleb Henry, Kimberly Chapman, Amber Butler, Maggie West, Jared Powe, Lexi Sumrall and Kenzie Havard.

Senior Night

Senior Night will be on October 30 against South Jones beginning at 6:30 p.m. Kickoff at 7 p.m.

Also on that night... Reunion Time
Announcement of Homecoming Court

The 2015 WCHS War Eagle Homecoming Court will be announced at 6:30 tonight at War Eagle Stadium.  

Student and Teacher of the Week

For the week of November 10- 14 The Students of the Week are Reagan Skinner and Anfernee Gandy and the Teachers of the Week are Susan Johnston and Lauren Leggett.

Teacher and Student of the Week

Wayne County High School's Teacher and Student of the week for October 27-31: Coach Ebonie Jones and Caleb Robinson

Dylan Snypes signs with East Central CC

Dylan Snypes signed a baseball scholarship with East Central Community College in Decatur, Mississippi.

Common Core and SATP Conference

Ashley Phillips, a former instructor at Wayne County High School, returned to the campus last week to conduct a Common Core and SATP Training session for seventh through twelfth grade math teachers in the school district. Phillips covered various topics related to Common Core and SATP, and approximately 25 teachers were in attendance for the program.

Black History Month Program held at WCHS


Mitchell Williams (L) was the featured speaker at the Wayne County High School Black History Program.  Welcoming Williams is Curtis Russell.

WCHS Basketball Schedule Released
The WCHS Varsity Boys open the 2013-14 basketball season on Saturday, November 2nd on the road at Hattiesburg to play the Hattiesburg Jamboree while the Lady War Eagles play in the Northeast Lauderdale Jamboree the same night.  The War Eagles and Lady War Eagles play at home on November 19th when the teams take on the Meridian Wildcats.

2013-14 WCHS Basketball Schedules

WCHS Holds Voter Registration Day

Wayne County Circuit Clerk Rose Bingham and her office staff held a voter registration day at Wayne County High School recently. Deputy Clerk's DeAnn Seeger and Kathryn Revette were in attendance to sign up any 18-year old students. Thirty-Five students were signed up and all plan to take part in their democratic right to vote in the upcoming  local and presidential elections.

WCHS Softball Enjoy another Successful Season


Shown are members of both the slowpitch and fast-pitch softball teams at Wayne County High School. They were honored during their annual banquet.  Head Coach Jamie Powell  praised the teams for successful seasons.


All-State: Brook Smith, Tica Watts and Mollie Singleterry.

First-Team All-District:  Payge Powe, Tica Watts, Mollie Singleterry, Kilah Dearman,

Brook Smith and Cassidy Beasley.

Second-Team All-District:  Jadacia Everett, Haley Clark, Camryn Miller and Hali-Ana Harvey.

JROTC Leadership Cadets Visit Hurricane Hunters

The leadership cadets of the Wayne County High School JROTC had a unique opportunity recently when they visited Keesler Air Force Base. They were allowed to board the aircraft of the famed Hurricane Hunters. The cadets very much enjoyed the learning experience and brought plenty of war stories to present to the other cadets in the WCHS JROTC program. The cadets are scheduled to hopefully fly in one of the Hurricane airplanes this summer.

WCHS Recognizes Seniors During the Fall Senior Night Program


Wayne County High School will hold the Annual Fall Senior Night Program during the WCHS v. South Jones football game Friday, October 30th.  Those Seniors that wish to participate in the program must complete the “Senior Night Registration” form located under Quick Links on the left side of the WCHS web site.  This form must be completed by October 24th.  Those Seniors participating in Band, Cheerleading, the Dance Team, Football, the Show Choir and JROTC will be recognized.   All other Seniors will be recognized during the Spring Senior Night Programs.


Students of the Week for December 15-19

Students of the Week:

Darren Hartley and Alexis Hill

Teachers of the Week:

Dr. Marauo Davis and Mr. Adam Walley

2014 Veteran's Day Program

Col. (ret) Derwood Boyles served as the 2014 keynote speaker for the Veteran's Day program at Wayne County High School.During the program, all brances of the military were honored.  Veteran's in attendance also enjoyed a reception following the program.

The Wayne County Student News (October 27-31)



Derrick Thompkins signs with Southwest Miss CC

Derrick Thompkins signs a basketball scholarship with Souathwest Mississippi Community College in Summit, Mississippi.


War Eagles sign College Scholarships


Ronald Ollie (L) and DeJavis Chambers (R) signed college football scholarships on February 5, 2014.  Ollie signed with the 2013 National Champions, The East Mississippi Lions.  Chambers signed with the Hinds CC Eagles.  Looking on is Head Coach Todd Mangum.

2013 - 2014 Mid Semester Graduates


Thirty-nine Wayne County High School seniors finished their high school academic requirements in December at mid-semester. These seniors will walk in May with their fellow classmates.

Front Row: (R-L) Daphne Palmer, Phillip Pittman, Rejanah Powe, Colby Ramsey, Zachary Reynolds, Nathaniel Smith, Demarius Street, Abby Trigg.

Second Row: (R-L) LaKristal Jordan, Daniel A. Knight, Alora Landrum, Sabrina Massey, Justin McCarty, Rylee McCarty, Michael Owen.

Third Row: (R-L) Markia Gandy, Kenetra Gandy, Tiondre Griffin, Dakota Hair, Shaquavous Harris, Morgan Hutcherson, Chasity Johnson, Jermeneshia Jordan.

Fourth Row: (R-L) Deserie Davis, Austin Delmas, Tyler Doby, Sumerlea Douglas, Glendaisha Estes, Shondreka Estes, Alexis Everett.

Back Row: (R-L) Susan Beasley, Tyria Bradley, Jamarcus Brunner, Paige Bunch, Victoria Cason, KeShawn Cooley, Kritsy Crager, Paige Crist.

Not Pictured: LaSahire Mayfield, Savannah Lofton.

War Eagle Soccer action to Begin November 12th.
The 2013-14 War Eagle Soccer Teams take the field at Wayne County High School against the Quitman Panthers on November 12th.  The Lady War Eagles are slated to start at 5:30 while the War Eagle play at 7:00.  All Home dates begin at 5:30 with Ladies' action followed by the War Eagles at 7:00.


Click here for the 2013-14 WCHS Soccer Schedule.

Juandarius Roberts of WCHS has been selected as a 2017 U.S. Army All-American

Juandarius Roberts of Wayne County High School has been selected as a 2017 U.S. Army All-American, joining an elite group who will perform during halftime at the U.S. Army All- American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

“Being a successful band member not only requires great skill, but also a commitment to teamwork,” said Mark S. Davis, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for marketing. “And similar to all Army Soldiers, these students have proven to be incredibly versatile and mentally and physically nimble. We are proud to honor all of our talented 2017 U.S. Army All- American Marching Band members and commend each of them on their selection to this elite group.”

The U.S. Army All-American Marching Band recognizes the top 125 high school senior marching musicians and color guard members from across the country, showcasing their talents during the largest celebration of high school football in America, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, televised live on NBC at noon (CST) on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017.

For 17 years, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been the nation’s premier high school football game, serving as the preeminent launching pad for America’s future college and NFL stars. Former Wayne County player Jerrell Powe played in the 2005 game. Andrew Luck, Odell Beckham Jr., Patrick Peterson, Adrian Peterson and Christian McCaffrey made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans. A total of 330 U.S. Army All-American Bowl alumni have been selected in NFL Drafts. The 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a crowd of 39,121 to the Alamodome.

Each year the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour visits the high school of each All-American player and band member to officially recognize and announce their selection to the Bowl. Roberts will be honored on Thursday, October 13, at WCHS.

Wayne County High School wins $1,000 in statewide contest


Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi partners with organizations like the MHSAA to support schools and communities with goals of building a healthy Mississippi. During the State Class 5-A state championship football game, BC/BS of Mississippi asked fans to text in support of their team. Wayne County was the winner of the “Text to Win” contest, beating Oxford and winning $1,000 for the school’s P.E. program. Shown are WCHS supervising principal Robert Hathorn (L), head football coach Todd Mangum (M) and MHSAA representative Todd Kelly (R).


Teacher Academy has three Winners in the 2016 State Competition


In 2012, Teacher Academy was added to the curriculum at Wayne County Career and Technical Center to try and recruit high school students into the field of education.  As part of this program, and through our state organization Educator’s Rising, our students are given the opportunity to compete at a state level, and advance to national competition if they place at state.  This year, for the first time, three students from Wayne County Career and Technical Center placed on the state level.  We had a first place winner in Children’s Literature, Tamia Eiland; a third place winner in Science Lesson Plan and Delivery, Laken Freeman; and a fourth place winner in Social Studies Lesson Plan and Delivery, Ashton Bailey.  The students’ excitement could barely be contained when winners were announced.  Each of the young ladies who placed, qualified to advance on to the national competition which will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, in June.  “This is an accomplishment that we are proud to announce,” stated Instructor Tonda Farrior. 

Pictured (left to right):  Laken Freeman, Autumn Cooley, Tamia Eiland, and Ashton Bailey 

Those Seniors that wish to have their photo shown during the game see Mr. Matt Walker.

Any Senior participating in the 2015 Fall Senior Night Program that wish to have their Photo shown on the scoreboard during the game will need to send Mr. Walker an email with photo or give him a jump drive.  walkerm@wcsdms.com

War Eagle Homecoming Court

Homecoming festivities for Wayne County High School are set for Friday, Oct. 16 at War Eagle Stadium. The coronation ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. with senior maids Emily Revette and Jayla Young vying for the title of queen. Tia Woulard was selected as Senior Football Sweetheart. In addition to the seniors, other court members include juniors Rashondria Rankin, maid, and Reagan Revon, football sweetheart; sophomores Alexandria Moore, maid, and Kassidy Gray, football sweetheart; and freshmen Khadesha Lancaster, maid, and Mya Chapman, football sweetheart.

The Wayne County Student News (December 15-19)



The Wayne County Student News (November 10-14)

The Wayne County Student News (November 3-7)

2014 Orange Sensations' Dinner Theater

The 2014 Orange Sensations' entertain a full house at this year's Dinner Theater Show.  Click here to see more photos.

WCHS Art II Classes Create Sketches for Black History Month


Students in Mamie Ruth Waites’s Art II Class at Wayne County High School were assigned to create pencil sketches of famous African-Americans throughout U.S. history. Students were assigned specific famous African-Americans to do a sketch of, and they had to be a certain size. In addition, students had to prepare a report on their subject, including what the subject did in order to advance the African-American race and what consequences and challenges they may have faced during their lives and careers. The artwork has been on display in the Commons at WCHS. Pictured here are the 12 artists with their works. Students who worked on the project include Taylor Ordoyne, Xavier Davis, Ashley Hagan, Ashley Skipper, Nicole Holifield, Zach Odom, Ashley Marcet, Ronald Mason, Jr., Mario Leggins, Jessalyn Malone, Ryan McCarty and Eric Blackwell.

The WCHS Security Team Recognized


The Wayne County High School Security Team is all smiles after being recognized for their hard work. Team members are Steve Gandy, Zephia Sims and Randy Pettus.

WCHS Football Events

Wayne County High School is planning several football related special events this coming football season.

The first WCHS band reunion is planned for the night of Homecoming on September 23 when Jackson Wingfield comes to War Eagle Stadium. Former band members are welcome to perform at the football game that night. Some instruments will be provided, but when you register online at www.waynecountyband.com please indicate your need for an instrument on the registration form. The cost is $10, which includes a T-Shirt. Time to meet: 5:00 p.m. Place to meet: WCHS Band Hall. What to wear: Jeans and T-Shirt (provided)

The undefeated Beat Four High School Tiger football team of 1976 will be honored on October 7 when the War Eagles play host to West Jones.

On Senior Night, October 21, the War Eagles will host Jackson Provine. The 1964 undefeated Waynesboro Central football team will be honored.

The 2006 WCHS state champs (15-0) will be honored on November 4 when the War Eagles host Laurel.

All players, coaches, and cheerleaders are welcome back for all the football team reunions. For all three of these games, there will be a meet-and-greet in the WCHS Library at 5:30 p.m. For more information on the any of these events, contact Dale McKee at WCHS (601-735-2851).

Please help us spread the word about these special events.

2016 WCHS Baseball Awards Banquet Held


The 2016 Wayne County High School Baseball Awards Banquet was recenty held. Award winners are pictured seated: (L-R): Jared Cochran, Keiveon Howard, Ben Powell, Brady Walters, Logan Overstreet. Standing (L-R): Tre Williamson, Tanner Wells, Lane Stokley. 

Logan Overstreet was named to the second team All-State squad by the Class 5-5A coaches.

Coach Mangum and Foy Honored by Fellowship of Christian Athletes


Wayne County head football coach Todd Mangum was honored for his commitment to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and for his achievements on the field.  Also honored was Wayne County football player Jacob Foy as one of the 50 athletes honored by the Pinebelt FCA at their 5th Annual “Good Friday” Breakfast held at the Payne Center on the USM campus. The area student-athletes were named FCA "Champions of Character."
Nearly 600 people attended the event which celebrates the ministry of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Southeast Mississippi.    The guest speaker was Brian "The Boz" Bosworth, a recent inductee in the 2015 College Football Hall of Fame.  Bosworth's testimony of trial and surrender in his personal faith journey highlighted the morning. 
Chris Cooley wins 5A South State Power Lifting Championship.

Chris Cooley won the  South Sate 198 pound class in Class 5-A in Gautier recently.

Cooley, who also won the  district title, will take part in the overall Class 5-A championship later this month. Tim Blackwell is the War Eagles' power lifting coach.

Laura Cooley is the Teacher of the 1st Nine Weeks
Alan R. Barton Excellence in Teaching Award
Congratulations to Sara Waller!
Sara Waller, the Culinary Arts Teacher at the Wayne County Career and Technical Center, has received the Alan R. Barton Excellence in Teaching Award.  This prestigious state award is presented to a few outstanding teachers in grades K-12 from schools in the Mississippi Power service area.  The Wayne County School District is honored to have a teacher to receive this recognition.
1980 - 84 Waynesboro Central Teams Honored


The Waynesboro Central 1981 - 1984 South State and State Champions basketball were honored with a special night recently at WCHS.  The squads claimed the 1981 and 1983 Class A State Championships. 

Geographical Shortage in Area School Districts Incentives
Brooke Cran signs tennis scholarship with JCJC


Brooke Cran (seated middle) signs a tennis scholarship with JCJC. Pictured with Brooke are her parents Tanya and Anthony. Standing (L-R) Meagan Garner, Sheri Bowen, Jenci Baygents, Russell Herring, Kim Bunch and Brody Bunch.


Longtime Teacher/Coach loses Home to fire.

Longtime Wayne County High School assistant football coach Tim Blackwell lost his house to a fire earlier this week. If you would like to contribute please mail checks to WCHS.. C/O of Tim Blackwell, 1325 Azalea Drive, Waynesboro, MS 39367..

WCHS Power Lifting Team sent Players to 5A South State Meet

The Wayne County High School Power Lifting Team had several players to take part in the South State Meet.

Left to Right:  Malique Briggs, 3rd place, 132 wt class:  Delvin Buckely, 3rd place, 123 wt class: Chris Cooley, 1st place 198 wt  class: Corey Polite, 3rd place, 165 wt class:  Brian Dixon, 3rd place, 148 wt class.

1st Nine Weeks McDonalds Golden Apple Award

Alex Dailey is the Wayne County High School McDonalds Golden Apple winner for the 1st nine weeks.  

Christmas Gifts for Children

This group of students, faculty and staff, (some not pictured) participated in a Christmas project. They selected and wrapped Christmas gifts for a needy child. This process was enjoyed by everyone involved

Orange Sensations Finish Second at the South Jones Invitational


The Wayne County High School Show Choir, Orange Sensations, finished second place in Class A on Saturday, February 1st at the South Jones Invitational.  This talented group of students have been working hard on their show and their efforts paid off!  

WCHS Band Seniors sign Scholarships


Wayne County High School seniors signed college band scholarships recently.

Pictured sitting (L-R) Mia McFadden (William Carey), Cammy Conner (JCJC) and AbbiGail Johnson (Mississippi Gulf Coast). Standing (L-R) Chris Powe (JCJC), Fredriq Craft (JCJC), DeMonTraye McDonald (MSU), Shakur Sargent (JCJC) and Stephon Mayfield (JCJC). Not pictured Taylor Hall (MSU).


Bishop and Taylor attend the Lions of Mississippi Boys Leadership Conference

Payton Bishop (L) and Cody Taylor (R) attended the Lions of Mississippi Boys Leadership Conference at Roosevelt State Park in Morton recently. Bishop and Taylor were chosen for their leadership skills. Both young men play for the State Championship War Eagles football team. Both have demonstrated leadership skills, have high moral standards, are interested in their community and are honor roll students in the classroom. The Waynesboro Lions Club sponsored the young men.

Outstanding 2nd Nine Weeks Students

The following students have been choosen are:  9th grade Katie Clay, 10th grade Danielle Hayes, 12th grade Katie Westbrook, and 11th grade DeMonTraye McDonald.

WCHS Soccer Awards Presented


WCHS Soccer Team All-District Selections

 These Wayne County soccer players were named to the All-District 5-5A team recently. Pictured kneeling are Zack Loper, Issac Hoffman and Brett Reynolds. Middle row are Brittney Sims, Peyton Atkinson, Courtney Cochran, Amberlee Miller and Brandilyn McCary. Back row: Aaron Beasley, Noah Collinsworth and Drake Dufrene. Not pictured: Sarah Sellers and Tykerra Arrington.



War Eagles finish as Class 5A Runner-up in Basketball

The Wayne County War Eagles had another outstanding basketball season.  The War Eagles played in the Final Four for the second consecutive year. The MHSAA championship games are played in Jackson at the Mississippi Coliseum. WCHS won over Oxford, 44-41 in the Elite 8 and then downed Center Hill, 67-54, in the opening game of the Final 4 before losing to District rival Laurel in the MHSAA 5-A Championship game, 71-47. The Kendrick Davis led War Eagles ended the season at 23-10.

McDonalds Golden Apple Teacher and Student

The 2nd nine weeks Golden Apple teacher is Mrs. Lauren Leggett.  Stalexius Davis has been choosen as McDonalds Golden Student for the 2nd nine weeks.

2015 - 2016 WCHS Basketball Awards Banquet held


WCHS Basketball Banquet Award winners are pictured: seated (L-R) Reggie Stewart, Rameik Wallace and Quentin Pough. Middle Row (L-R): Coach Ratassia Worsham,  Nia Henderson, Stalexius Davis, Curtisha Coleman and Coach Kendrick Davis. Back Row (L-R): William Carey coach Steve Knight, Marquis Powe and William Gaines.


Sheriff's Office talks with Student at the Career- Technical Center's Career Day


Wayne County student Bubba Thompson chats with Wayne County Sheriff Deputy John Williams (L) and Chief Deputy Mike Mozingo (R) at the recent Career-Technical Center’s fourth annual Career Fair. Each student had the opportunity to talk to more than 31 exhibitors.


2014 WCHS Most Beautiful Pageant

The 2014 Wayne County High School Most Beautiful Pageant results were as follows: Second Alternate was Morgan Freeman, the First Alternate was Savannah Sharkey and Mackenzie Hutto was chosen Wayne County High School’s Most Beautiful for the 2014 – 2015 School Year.

Logan Overstreet awarded The Lonny Wilson Memorial Scholarship



The first Lonny Wilson Memorial Scholarship honoring the late Lonny Wilson was awarded to Wayne County High School senior baseball player Logan Overstreet (L), the son of David and Tammy Overstreet.  Logan is shown accepting the scholarship with his mother Tammy (R) and Lonny’s wife Sherry (M). Overstreet was recognized not only for his baseball talent but also for his character and leadership skills on and off the field.

Lonny was a great supporter of youth baseball and Wayne County High School Athletics for the past 30 years. He was a coach to his three sons and a father figure to dozens of others in the community.

If you would like to donate to this yearly scholarship, you can send your donation to Lonny Wilson Memorial Scholarship, P.O. Box 148, Waynesboro, MS 39367. All donations are tax deductible.

Monroe Neal Speaks to JROTC Cadets

A “hometown boy” returned to the area this week to hopefully inspire cadets in the Wayne County High School JROTC program.  Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Monroe Neal spoke to cadets in the program. Neal, the son of Joanna Neal and the late Monroe Neal, Sr., graduated from WCHS in 1992. He played on the basketball team that went to Jackson, and later graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1996.

He served twice in Iraq, and now works in Washington D.C. at the Pentagon. He told students that they can  reach any goal despite their background or the circumstances they may find themselves in right now. “Don’t allow your current situation or your past to dictate your future,” he said. “You can pretty much do  whatever you want in life, as the opportunities are endless and there is always hope.  “You are in the right place at the right time in your life, which is being in school. Education is the tool you can  use to get where you want to be in life.”

WCHS sophomore Ariel Williams submits top essay

Wayne County High School sophomore Ariel Williams will be recognized by the Mississippi Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Chickasawhay Chapter, for her award-winning essay. Ariel’s narrative essay – a fictional account the historic voyage of Christopher Columbus – won first place in the local DAR contest and will be submitted for entry in the state competition. Ariel has been invited to read her essay to DAR members at their Feb. 18 meeting.

Wayne County High School Senior Awards Night


Senior Awards Night - Over $600,000 of scholarships given out.

Mississippi Power Company Present Project for Career Fair


Wayne County High School Career students Brody Bunch and Lamar Grantham listen as Matt Merck of Mississippi Power Company describes an MPC project for the fourth annual Career Fair. Approximately 200 skill area students learned about career opportunities from 31 exhibitors in Wayne County and surrounding areas.  Also pictured are MPC employees Jim Ward and Arman Paige.

Maeleah Smith Signs With JSU



Wayne County High School Senior Maeleah Smith signed with Jackson State University on November 19, 2014.  

Patterson was named Out­standing ROTC Cadet of the Year for the 2015-16


Wayne County High School junior Ludaisha Patterson was named the Out­standing ROTC Cadet of the Year for the 2015-16 school year. Shown with Cadet Patterson is WCHS ROTC instructor Colonel Alfred Donald. The ROTC Outstanding Cadet Award is given to the cadet displaying outstanding student achievements and leadership qualities. The JROTC Program is designed to prepare high school age students for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities and privileges as Ameri­can citizens. The program is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school and provides instruction and rewarding opportunities that will benefit the student, the community and the nation. The Pine Belt Chapter of Military Officers Associa­tion of Laurel is the annual presenter of this highest award.  

Tyler Packer visits with U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper in Washington D.C.

U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper visiting with Will Gaines of Coldwater, and Tyler Packer (Left) of Wayne County High School, during their recent visit to Washington D.C. to discuss 4-H and youth development programs.

Math League Triumphs

Congratulate the Math League on finishing in the 3rd Round of math competition. They fought hard and beat old rival: South Jones in Sudden Death. WC earned a $1000 to be divided among the players.

Back Row (L to R): Dr. Marauo Davis (Coach), Jamorious Smith
Front Row (L to R): Bryce Herring, Taylor
Hathorn, Sierra Caver, Ariel Williams, Maggie Ford, Larryme Everett,
Jocilyn Davis

Senior Football Players Display the 5-A State Championship Farm Bureau banner


Senior Football Players Display the 5-A State Championship Farm Bureau banner. 

McDonald's Golden Apple Award

Each 9 weeks teachers in each grade level nominate students for the McDonald’s Golden Apple Award. Teachers are given a criterion upon which to base their selections on. The students are selected from the names given in grades 9-12.

Also from this list of names, the high school will be recognizing one student per grade.


McDonald’s Student Golden Apple Award – 1st nine weeks – Jaccobi Chambers

9th grade WCHS student award 1st nine weeks – Riley Ballard

10th grade WCHS student award 1st nine weeks – Mya Everett

11th grade WCHS student award 1st nine weeks – Keith Hudson

12th grade WCHS student award 1st nine weeks – Taylor Hathorn

War Eagle Football Team Honored By Mississippi Legislature

Members of the Wayne County War Eagles football team were honored this week by the Mississippi Legislature. The War Eagles claimed the Class 5-A MHSAA State Football Championship back in December with a heart pumping 45-41 win over Oxford at Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium. The House of Representatives read a proclamation praising the team and their accomplishments. They were hosted by Shane Barnett of Waynesboro and Dennis DeBar, Jr of Leakesville.