Creating a Culture of Learning
I am excited about the 2017-18 school year at Wayne County High School!
Good things are happening! Of our many fine students with academic and extracurricular accomplishments, one group of whom I am especially proud is our Senior Class of 2018. As juniors last spring, they raised the academic bar for their underclassmen when they improved our school’s American College Test (ACT) average score by one point to an average of 17.
We, however, are not satisfied; we want to do better. This year, for example, we are offering every junior the opportunity to take an ACT Prep course. The course will help those students maximize their ability to apply content knowledge and test-taking strategies when they take the ACT during the spring semester.
There is simply not enough time to share all of the other good things happening at WCHS. At the heart of everything we do, though, is my desire to foster an atmosphere where our teachers look forward to coming to teach and our students look forward to coming to learn. As we do that, we are going to get better and better as a school.
Finally, a word to parents: When you, by word and deed, send the message to your child that good effort and good behavior at school are non-negotiable, something dynamic happens. Your child buys into school in a way that we, as school personnel, cannot make happen by ourselves. Thank you for supporting our school, your school. Please contact us whenever we can be of service to you.
It’s a great day to be a WCHS War Eagle!
Robert Hathorn, Supervising Principal