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

WCSD Teacher of the Year Mrs. Lauren Leggett

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.
Students Attend Arts Festival Arts Festival

Buckatunna students in grades K-7 traveled to Laurel to attend "A Very Special Arts Festival" hosted by the Lauren Rogers Museum.  

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
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.

Third Graders Visit Vet's Office and WAR Field Trip

On Friday, September 29th, Buckatunna School’s third grade students traveled to Waynesboro to visit the Waynesboro Animal Clinic and W.A.R. (Waynesboro Animal Rescue). 

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.

Pre-K Welcomes Special Visitors Ms. Toni Dresses Up

On Thursday, October 05, 2017, Mr. Clarence Gray with the Wayne County Fire Department came and volunteered on his day off to talk to our Pre-K students about fire safety. Charles McCall, who works with the State Line Fire Department, also provided two fire trucks for the students to see, touch, and hear.  

Professional Development Schedule Oct 9th Professional Development
Dance Team Attends Camp BJH Dance Team

Buckatunna Jr. High's dance team recently attended camp with American All-Star, LLC. During camp, members learned the routines they will perform throughout the year. Several members were recognized for their efforts during camp.

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
Demographic Chart of New Schools
Buckatunna Holds 2nd Annual "Coffee with Cops" Coffee with Cops

Buckatunna held its second annual "Coffee with Cops" on March 28. 

Creative Trip for Third Graders Painting with a Twist

Third grade students from Buckatunna Elementary School attended a field trip to Painting with a Twist and Gatti Town on March 9th.

Fourth Graders Enjoy Trip to Gulfort IMMS

Buckatunna's fourth grade classes recently visited the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport. 

Mardi Gras Fun Second Grade


On Tuesday, February 28th, second grade students from Buckatunna attended a Mardi Gras Carnival at the Pine View Health & Rehab Center in Waynesboro. 

Grant Award Brings Project Fit to BES PFA Grant

Buckatunna Elementary School was awarded a $28,000 grant from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield Foundation for the Project Fit America Program. 

Eighth Graders Attend Vocational Fair Vocational Fair

Eighth grade students from Buckatunna recently attended a vocational fair in Jackson, MS. 

Student Council Makes a Difference at Relay for Life Student Council

Buckatunna's Student Council recently participated in raising money for Wayne County's Relay for Life. 

Technology Fair Winners Tech Fair

Buckatunna students recently competed in a Technology Fair. Click to see photos of the winning students. 

BJH Track Team Races to Success Track

BJH earned the Boys' 2nd place trophy at the District Track Meet and the Boys' 1st place trophy at the Singing River Track Meet. ​

STRETCH Students Explore Laurel STRETCH

On Friday, February 24, 2017, the 5th-8th grade STRETCH students visited the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art and the Laurel Mercantile. Students also enjoyed a nice lunch at Mi Casita.