Principal's Message

Robert Hathorn

Welcome to Wayne County High School and the 2018-2019 school year.  We are planning on this being our greatest year yet. The most beautiful thing about learning is that no one can ever take it away from the learner.  At Wayne County High School we are striving to build a community of lifelong learners who never stop growing and continually seek inspiration and knowledge.  

One important step for our students’ success is attending school every day.  Of course, there are times when illness and emergencies will arise; however, a student’s presence at school is extremely important for their academic progress.  A wise man once said, “We are what we do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a reality.” By attending school and doing what is asked each and every day, students will excel beyond measure.  Studies show that 2 absences a month can put a student as much as 1 full academic year behind their peers.

Parental involvement is another important rung on the ladder of excellence at Wayne County High School.  In The Lorax Dr. Seuss says, “"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."While this may be a book students read in elementary school, the meaning reaches our high school students.  A child’s most influential teacher is his or her parent. This makes parental involvement a foundational premise for our school’s success. If we all work together, then the sky's the limit to what we can achieve.

Students who are well rounded and involved in their school have a higher rate of success.  We want to encourage our students to be involved in extracurricular activities. Albert Einstein once said,  “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” One of our main goals at Wayne County High School is to  instill in our students the importance of being productive citizens who give back and support our community. This can be achieved through participation in athletics, academic clubs, and community service projects.

We know the 2018-2019 school year is going to be the best ever and look forward to each and every day.

As always, it’s a great day to be a War Eagle.


Robert W. Hathorn

Wayne County High School

Supervising Principal



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