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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

Special Called Board Meeting
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.

NOTICE OF SPECIAL CALLED SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
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. 

NOTICE OF SPECIAL CALLED SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Special Called Board Meeting 4/4/18
NOTICE OF SPECIAL CALLED SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
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.

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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.