District News

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.

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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.

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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
Book Fair Family Night Book Fair Family Night Winners

Book Fair Family Night

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2018 WCHS Athletics Schedules 2018 WCHS Athletics Schedules
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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.

Second Graders Learn to Save Save

Second graders at Buckatunna Elementary celebrated "Teach Children to Save Day" on Tuesday, March 27th.

DD Class Participates in Special Olympics, April 6th @ JCJC DD Class Participates in Special Olympics, April 6th @ JCJC

DD Class Participates in Special Olympics, April 6th @ JCJC

Clara Students Participate in Get Ready to Run Program Clara Students Participate in Get Ready to Run Program

Clara Students Participate in Get Ready to Run Program

BJH Beta Brings Home Awards Beta

Buckatunna's Beta Club recently attended the state Beta Convention in Biloxi, MS. Several members brought home awards. 

Special Called Board Meeting 4/4/18
Clara Wins County Wide Math Meet Clara Wins County Wide Math Meet

Clara School won the annual County Wide Math Meet held at Wayne County High School.

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.

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.