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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

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).

Important WRS Meeting

Waynesboro Riverview School will hold a mandatory meeting on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria for parents of students in grades 3-8. Please be sure to attend this very important meeting.

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.

Professional Development Schedule Oct 9th Professional Development
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.

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. 

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.

Coffee with Cops Coffee with Cops

The faculty, staff, and student body of Buckatunna School honored local law officers in the school’s second annual “Coffee with Cops.” The students served the officers a delicious breakfast, and several of the officers then read to the students in the classrooms.

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.

Governor Bryant Awards Two Students for DAR Essays 1st Place

DAR2Two Clara students were presented awards by Governor Phil Bryant for DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) essays. Noah Hillman won 1st place and Kyle Carney won 3rd place statewide for their essays. Congratulations to these two young men.

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.