District News
Notice of Special Called Board Meeting

The Wayne County Board of Education will meet in a Special Called meeting on February 9, 2016 at 10:00 AM.

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Benito Jones Signs With Ole Miss

Wayne County High School All State Defensive Lineman, Benito Jones signed with the University of Mississippi earlier this month.  Benito becomes a “Rebel” after leading the War Eagles to the 5A State Championship and participating  in both the Mississippi/Alabama All Star game and the Under Armor High School All Star game in Orlando, Florida.  An earlier graduate, Benito is set the enroll at Ole Miss later this month.

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Wayne County High School Sends Two Players to All-Star Games


Wayne County High School will be repesented well in the 2015 – 2016 Mississippi North/South All Star Games. The Lady War Eagles will send 6’ 5” post player Jadone Davis and the War Eagles will be repesented by David Gaines, Jr. Both players are juniors. The Games will be played Friday, March 25 at Mississippi College in Clinton, MS.

Buy a DVD of the 2015 MHSAA 5A State Football Championship Game

Click on the Link below to purchase a DVD of the Wayne County War Eagle victory over Oxford HS for the 5A State Championship.




At this point click on "DVD get DVD"

Congressman Palazzo

Congratulations Wayne County War Eagles on winning the MHSAA 5A State Championship!  Attached is a clip of Congressman Palazzo congratulating the team on the House Floor in Washington DC. yesterday.

Former Waynesboro-Central football coach Larry Easterling Honored

Wayne County High School will honor former Waynesboro-Central football coach Larry Easterling coaching era this Friday night. A reception will be held Friday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the school library. All former players, coaches and cheerleaders are invited.

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Jr. High Baseball Tryouts 

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Senior Night

Senior Night will be on October 30 against South Jones beginning at 6:30 p.m. Kickoff at 7 p.m.

Also on that night... Reunion Time

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Parent Training

The Bureau of Parent Engagement and Support is conducting a series of parent trainings this school year to help parents of students with disabilities be informed and active members of the school community.

One Team One Voice Parent Training flyer

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ELL Workshop

Several teachers from each school participated in an ELL training on Wednesday, August 26th.  The teachers discussed how to identify ELL students and how to meet the needs of ELL students.  They also discussed Classroom Strategies that Work with ELL (tools).  The AEC company provided different hands on activities and strategies that could be used with every student.  Thanks WES for hosting the workshop.

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WCSD Community night

WCSD Community Night

Monday, August 31, 2015
Location: WCHS Commons
Door prizes will be given and light
refreshments will be served.

LBPA Parent Meeting

Wayne County School District is hosting a district wide mandatory information meeting for all third grade students’ parents and/or guardians.  This meeting will explain the requirements of promotion to the next grade level contained in the Literacy Based Promotion Act (LBPA) and what is expected of all third graders to meet these requirements.  Parents will also receive information on the Third Grade Reading Gate Summative Assessment at this meeting.

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WCSD Technology PD Day August 3, 2015 (Morning)

There will be 2 Technology training sessions for certified educators held on August 3, 2015.

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2015-2016 District Calendar

2015-2016 District Calendar

Proof of Residency

Dear Parents or Guardians,

 Our School District recently had a state audit through the Office of the State Auditor. One of the resulting requirements of this audit is that beginning the 2015-2016 school year all parents or guardians in the Wayne County School District must provide two current proofs of residency at the time of student registration each year regardless of whether or not parents or guardians have lived in the same residence for previous years. Click here for more info

WCHS Show Choir Dropout Prevention Remix
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Area Schools’ Teacher of the Year Recognized by the WCSD School Board

In a recent meeting of the Wayne County School Board, teachers who were selected as Teacher of the Year from district schools were recognized for their accomplishment.  These teachers were chosen by the faculty and staff of each school to represent them in the selection of the Wayne County School District Teacher of the Year. Each nominee completed an extensive application in which his/her educational history, professional biography, community involvement, and the philosophy of education were detailed.  


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WCSD Administrator of the Year Honored by the WCSD School Board

Robert (Bubba) Hathorn was recently honored by the WCSD School Board for being selected as the WCSD Administrator of the Year.  Mr. Hathorn is assistant principal at Wayne County High School.  He was selected from a group of nominees based on his educational philosophy, his ability to inspire teachers, and his contributions to the Wayne County community.  According to one of his colleagues, Mr. Hathorn exemplifies the qualities of an exceptional administrator by treating students and teachers with compassion, dignity, and respect.  He also shows a great commitment to making Wayne County High School successful in educating our youth.  

Mr. Hathorn has 27 years of total educational experience with 12 of those being in administration.  He is married to Cassie Hathorn, and they have one daughter, Taylor.

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WCSD School Board Recognizes Parent of the Year

Doll Swindle was recognized at a recent school board meeting for being selected as the Wayne County School District Parent of the Year.  She was nominated by the faculty and staff of Waynesboro Middle School.  Mrs. Swindle was then selected as the WCSD Parent of the Year from a group of parents nominated by district schools.  She was chosen on the basis of her support and contributions to her children’s schools.  Mrs. Swindle is married to Christopher Swindle.  They have 3 daughters, Christian (Waynesboro Middle School), Gracie (Waynesboro Elementary School), and Trinity (Bridgeway Preschool).

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Wayne County School Board Recognizes the Teacher of the Year

Stephanie Hodo was recently honored at a Wayne County School Board meeting for being selected as Wayne County’s Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Hodo was chosen on the basis of her ability to inspire students, her leadership capabilities, and her contributions to the school and community.  

Mrs. Hodo has taught English II at Wayne County High School for 10 years. She is married to Alan Hodo, and they have two sons, David and Will.   

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Baseball & Softball Reunion

The Wayne County High School baseball and softball teams will be hosting reunions for all former War Eagle players this month. 


The Lady War Eagles will host their reunion night on Friday, March 27, at 6 p.m. against Petal. The baseball guys will get together the next afternoon on Saturday, March 28, at  2 p.m. before the baseball team hosts Greene County. 


There will be a signup tent welcoming back all former players and coaches at each game. Former players and coaches are urged to contact their past teammates. For more information, contact Zack Bost or Dale McKee at the high school (601-735-2851). 

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2015 Mississippi ProStart State Champions
2015 Mississippi ProStart State Champions
Kayvenna Hall
Constance Mashburn
Shelby Masburn
Corey Polite Jr.
Breanna Risen
These students will represent our state at national competition in California during April.

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Wayne County High School 8th Grade Parent/Student Night

Several hundred parents and students attended a Wayne County High School 8th Grade Parent/Student Night last week at War Eagle Gym.  Parents were welcomed by ninth grade Principal Eric Smith who gave a short talk on the high school’s 9th grade Academy setup along with attendance and behavior requirements expected of all WCHS students. Supervising Principal of the High School Dr. Cathy Davis went over the graduation requirements that are mandated by the state department of education and the WCSD. Counselor Anna Mills went over the high school’s vast curriculum and freshman class offerings. She also went over iCAPs for each student’s individual success along with pathways to graduation. Colonel Alfred Donald spoke about the JRTOC program and its success rate. Wayne County head football coach Todd Mangum went over all the numerous sports and extracurricular activities offered at the high school. Mangum who is also associate Athletic Director also spoke on NCAA Eligibility Requirements expected of the 2019 graduates. For more information contact Anna Mills at 601-735-2851.

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Ticket and Bus Information for The War Eagle 5A Championship Game

Tickets will go on sale at 8 a.m. Tuesday at Wayne County High School. Tickets are $12.00 each. Wayne County encourages football fans to buy tickets from the school. For more information call 601-735-2851.  Fans may also purchase a seat on a school bus to travel to the game.  Seats are $10, and the buses will leave WCHS at 11AM Saturday.  See Mrs. Stokley in the front office to reserve your seat.  

War Eagles are South State Champions

With a win of 55-27 over Laurel, the Wayne County War Eagles claim the South State Championship.  The War Eagles will travel to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on  December 5 to play Oxford in the
5A State Championship. 

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