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Teacher Professional Development Schedule

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Wayne County School District Registration Dates & Times

Wayne County School District student registration will begin Monday July,18th at Beat Four and Buckatunna Schools. Click the read more button to see all Schools registration dates and times.



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Wayne County School District Student Dress Code 2016 - 2017

This dress code outlines the only acceptable form of attire approved to be worn by students in this district.  Any deviations, however slight, are disallowed.

Click here to see the full 2016-17 student dress code.

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Registration, packet pick-up at WCHS set for July 26 & 28


Wayne County High School has announced its registration schedule for the upcoming school year. Parents are asked to come to the high school and fill out all necessary registration forms at these times:


Tuesday,   July 26,  9 - 6 p.m. at WCHS Cafeteria

Thursday,  July 28,  9 - 3 p.m. at WCHS Cafeteria


Students must have a parent or guardian present to register for the upcoming school year. Students will not be able to register without either their guardian or parent. 

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Public Notice

The Wayne County School System solicits written contributions for program improvement for its FY 2016/2017 Federal Consolidated Projects Application (Title I, Title II, and Title VI) and 2016/2017 IDEA Part B and Preschool Budget (programs for children ages 3-21 with disabilities defined by P.L. 104-476) to be submitted for approval by the State Department of Education.


Parents and/or interested individuals living within the school district wishing to make suggestions or address needs concerning the programs should do so in writing by June 15, 2016.


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Retirees recognized

Retirees (years of experience) Front Row: (L-R) Sandra Sullivan (36), Jana Pitts (30), Sandra Waller (40), and Kathy Kirkland (16). Back Row: (L-R) Dale Waller (28), Butch Davis (12), and Arlen Walker (25)  Not Pictured: Deana Burns (30).

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Teacher Appreciation Picnic

The first ever Wayne County Schools Teacher Appreciation Picnic was held at Maynor Creek Park last Wednesday. The Picnic was a way for the WCSD administration to show their appreciation for the fine job that the teachers and staff of the school district do throughout the school year.


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Awards Given at District Picnic

Awards were given to teacher with the highest scores, growth and for perfect attendance. Follow the link to see all of the awardees.

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War Eagle Football Team Honored By Mississippi Legislature

Members of the Wayne County War Eagles football team were honored this week by the Mississippi Legislature. The War Eagles claimed the Class 5-A MHSAA State Football Championship back in December with a heart pumping 45-41 win over Oxford at Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium. The House of Representatives read a proclamation praising the team and their accomplishments. They were hosted by Shane Barnett of Waynesboro and Dennis DeBar, Jr of Leakesville.

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Waynesboro Middle School Career Day

Waynesboro Middle School recently hosted their annual Career Day. The purpose of the day is to educate students about various career choices. Several guests from the community presented information to the students on careers that may interest them as they continue through junior high, high school, and college. Each presenter focused on his or her specific career. They each informed students of preparations and educational requirements that may be necessary in order to pursue a certain career. The presenters shared with the students their regular daily schedule that are part of their profession. Pictured: Wayne County Sheriff Jody Ashley, WCSD Deputy Marsha Brewer Jordan, State Line Chief of Police Jessica Blakely, Courtney Clinton of the WPD, WPD assistant chief Kenny Meadors, WMS Principal Shronda Turner, Leo Turner of Turner Funeral Home, and Wal-Mart manager Jonathan Smith.

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The Lonny Wilson Memorial Scholarship
A new Wayne County High School scholarship will honor the late Lonny Wilson. The Lonny Wilson Memorial Scholarship has been created in honor of a man who was an avid supporter of Wayne County kids and their athletic endeavors.
 Wilson is a Collins native and graduated from Collins High School in 1968. He played football at Jones County Junior College, where he was a member of the 1968 National Championship team. Wilson also played football at Delta State, where he graduated in 1972.
If you would like to donate to this yearly scholarship donation, you can send your donation to Lonny Wilson Memorial Scholarship, P.O. Box 148, Waynesboro, MS 39367. All donations are tax deductible.

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HOSA Competition

The Wayne County Career and Technical Education Health Science students competed in the 2016 Health Occupations Students of America, HOSA, State Leadership Conference March 21-23, 2016. The following students placed in the top 5 of their chosen competitive events

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60% Schedule for Feb. 23

The Wayne County School District will run a 60 percent day schedule due to the predicted inclement weather. The buses will depart from Wayne County High School at 12:20 PM. Outlying schools will need to adjust their schedule accordingly.

Clark Oil Company of Waynesboro and Exxon Mobil $7000 donation

Clark Oil Company of Waynesboro made a $7,000 donation to the Wayne County Schools recently.  The monies will go to each of the Math and Science programs at the local schools as part of the Exxon Mobil’s Education Alliance Program.  

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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 represented well in the 2015 – 2016 Mississippi North/South All Star Games. The Lady War Eagles will send 6’ 5” post player Jadona Davis and the War Eagles will be represented 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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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.  

Al Smith Elected to State Wide Office

Long time school educator Alvin Smith was recently elected to the Mississippi School Board School Association as a member of their twelve-person board. Smith has been the representative since 2013 on the Wayne County School District School Board representing Beat Four.

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Culinary Arts Competition

The Wayne County Culinary Arts students competed in the Family, Career, Community Leaders of America Competition on March 2nd-4th. The students competed in several events and attended leadership classes while at the competition. The students brought home the following awards:

Montana Loper -1st place in cake decorating

Tyson Spencer -3rd place in restaurant service

Jadazia Land -short order

Barbara Harris, Kobresha Clarke, Breanna Taylor -2nd place in the Culinary Arts STAR event.

Congratulations students!

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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. 

Teacher Academy State Competition

In 2012, Teacher Academy was added to the curriculum at Wayne County Career and Technical Center to try and recruit high school students into the field of education.  As part of this program, and through our state organization Educator’s Rising, our students are given the opportunity to compete at a state level, and advance to national competition if they place at state.  This year, for the first time, three students from Wayne County Career and Technical Center placed on the state level.  We had a first place winner in Children’s Literature, Tamia Eiland; a third place winner in Science Lesson Plan and Delivery, Laken Freeman; and a fourth place winner in Social Studies Lesson Plan and Delivery, Ashton Bailey.  The students’ excitement could barely be contained when winners were announced.  Each of the young ladies who placed, qualified to advance on to the national competition which will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, in June.  “This is an accomplishment that we are proud to announce,” stated Instructor Tonda Farrior.  

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Skills USA State Competition

The Skills USA classes from the Wayne County Career and Technical Education Center competed at the state level March 1-2.  The classes that represented the career center were Construction, Information Technology, Law & Public Safety, and Welding.  The following students competed and/or observed.  The first place winners will now advance to national competition in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Waynesboro Elementary Hosts Black History Program

Students and teachers at Waynesboro Elementary School recognized the month of February as Black History month.  The student body joined third and fourth grade students as dialogue of successful African Americans was recited.

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"Coffee with Cops"


The students at Buckatunna School held a special "Coffee with Cops" on Friday, February 26. It was the first time they had hosted this event, but they plan on holding the event every year to honor the brave men and women who serve as law enforcement officers. Representing the WCSD were Superintendent Bobby Jones and Buckatunna Principal Lynn Revette. Also pictured are Wayne County Sheriff Jody Ashley and Waynesboro Assistant Police Chief Kennedy Meaders. Officers from State Line, Biloxi and the Mississippi Highway patrol were in attendance, along with several Waynesboro City Police and Wayne County Sheriff officers.

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Wayne County School District Award Nominations

Tina Harrison Wayne County Administrator of the Year. Click below to see all of the nominations and winners.

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Motivational Speaker Riney Jordan

Wayne County School District Superintendent Bobby Jones and nationally recognized motivational speaker Riney Jordan of Hamilton, Texas, shown after Jordan recently presented a two-hour program to the Wayne County School District employees. Jordan shared stories with staff and incorporated humor with a serious message to the teachers. “I believe to establish a caring and heartfelt relationship with your students is so important. Teaching is a gift, and for students to learn, they must know we care about them,” stated Jordan.

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