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Buckatunna Holds 2nd Annual "Coffee with Cops" Coffee with Cops

Buckatunna held its second annual "Coffee with Cops" on March 28. 

Creative Trip for Third Graders Painting with a Twist

Third grade students from Buckatunna Elementary School attended a field trip to Painting with a Twist and Gatti Town on March 9th.

Fourth Graders Enjoy Trip to Gulfort IMMS

Buckatunna's fourth grade classes recently visited the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport. 

Golden Apple Awards golden apple
Basketball Attends Youth Day at USM USM
BJH Players in Mississippi Prospects Gridiron Classic gridiron
Kindergartners Duct Tape Teacher to Wall duct tape
Students Present Christmas Program program
GAT Students Complete Balloon Challenge Balloon Challenge
Reading Fair Winners Reading Fair
Third Graders Visit Waynesboro Library Third Grade
Tiny Mites Celebrate Tiny Mites Party
Spelling Bee Winners Spelling Bee
Science Fair Winners Science Fair
Hunter Safety Hunter Safety
Child Nutrition Managers Learn from the Best Child Nutrition Managers

The Wayne County School District Child Nutrition Managers from each of the area schools attended a Culinary Skills Training recently in Ridgeland. The training was hosted by the Mississippi Department of Child Nutrition and nationally renowned Chef Cyndie Story, K-12 Culinary Solution Team. The local managers of the WCSD were provided training in food production, recipe development, and food safety. The focus of the training was to improve schools' meal programs. Representing the WCSD were Sherrie Parnell (Beat 4), Meshell Lofton (WES), Maxine Blackwell (Buckatunna), Terri Shoemaker (Clara), Shawanna Sibley (WCHS), Chris Stevens (WMS).

GAT Receives Donation from Donors Choose GAT Receives Donation from Donors Choose
BES Donates to Flood Victims
Fun with Elements
BJH Dance Members Perform at USM
Grandparents' Day Luncheon

On Wednesday, September 7, Buckatunna's second grade students hosted their annual Grandparent's Day Luncheon. Second grade students invited their grandparents to share lunch and make memories. 

Classrooms Receive Donations Via "Donors Choose"
Geographical Shortage in Area School Districts Incentives
Back to School Bash

This year Buckatunna Elementary celebrated their Disney themed Back to School Bash on August 2, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. with several Disney characters.

Community Prayer Walk

Wayne County Schools opened their doors Wednesday night (August 3) for pray time. The community was able to come to each school in the community to walk through and pray for the safety and success of the students and faculty for the school year.

Dance Team Attends Camp

The Buckatunna Junior High Dance Team recently attended camp with American All-Star. Team members learned the routines that they will perform throughout the year. 

New Bus Schedules for WCSD in 2016

In an effort to become more efficient with bus routing the Wayne County School District will re-route several buses within the Waynesboro city limits this school year.

Administrators are asking for pa­tience from the public, students and parents during this transition period as adjustments are made to fine-tune the schedules and the process of transport­ing students.

Back to School Bash

Buckatunna's annual Back to School Bash will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. Parents and students are encouraged to attend. You and your child will be able to view the classroom list, schedule, and will be able to meet our faculty/staff and principals. Be sure to bring and drop off your child's school supplies. After meeting with teachers, please go by the storm shelter and hang out with the Disney characters. Our concession stand will be open if you'd like to purchase drinks and snacks.

Teacher Professional Development Schedule
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.



2016 - 2017 Registration for ALL Students

Buckatunna School will hold registration for ALL students in July.  Kindergarten students registering for the first time must attend with a parent. Parents of all students must bring two proofs of residency dated after July 1, 2016, as well as the names, addresses, and phone numbers for emergency contacts and checkouts. This registration is mandatory for all students who will attend Buckatunna School during the 2016-2017 school year, regardless of whether the student attended the previous year or not. Dates are as listed below (9 am - 3 pm):

July 18: Kindergarten - 2nd grade

July 19: 3rd - 5th grade

July 20: 6th - 8th grade


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.

Mrs. Gandy Attends Conference

Mrs. Gandy recently attended the Making Connections conference and is pictured with Dr. Harry and Rosemary Wong, the authors of the the book First Days of School.

Mardi Gras Fun Second Grade


On Tuesday, February 28th, second grade students from Buckatunna attended a Mardi Gras Carnival at the Pine View Health & Rehab Center in Waynesboro. 

Grant Award Brings Project Fit to BES PFA Grant

Buckatunna Elementary School was awarded a $28,000 grant from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield Foundation for the Project Fit America Program. 

Eighth Graders Attend Vocational Fair Vocational Fair

Eighth grade students from Buckatunna recently attended a vocational fair in Jackson, MS. 

Student Council Makes a Difference at Relay for Life Student Council

Buckatunna's Student Council recently participated in raising money for Wayne County's Relay for Life. 

Technology Fair Winners Tech Fair

Buckatunna students recently competed in a Technology Fair. Click to see photos of the winning students. 

BJH Track Team Races to Success Track

BJH earned the Boys' 2nd place trophy at the District Track Meet and the Boys' 1st place trophy at the Singing River Track Meet. ​

STRETCH Students Explore Laurel STRETCH

On Friday, February 24, 2017, the 5th-8th grade STRETCH students visited the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art and the Laurel Mercantile. Students also enjoyed a nice lunch at Mi Casita. 

First Graders Learn About Spanish Culture First Grade

Students in Mrs. Patrick's first grade class recently finished reading "Mama's Birthday Present". Students learned about how birthdays are celebrated in the Spanish culture. 

Valentine's Luncheon Valentine's Luncheon

Buckatunna's fourth grade students hosted a Valentine's Luncheon on Wednesday, February 15. Parents and other family members were invited to come and dine with the students in the school cafeteria. 

STRETCH Students Visit Museums STRETCH Trip

On Thursday, February 09, 2017, the BES STRETCH students visited the Natural Science Museum and the Mississippi Children's Museum, both located in Jackson, Mississippi. ​

BETA Spreads Cheer BETA

Members of the Buckatunna Beta Club visited residents of Brookwood Villa on Thursday, February 9. They sang songs, visited rooms, and carried the residents Valentine's cards.