Buckatunna School News
Beta Club Hosts Spooky Event

Buckatunna Beta Club members jumped at the opportunity to "dress up" and give out candy to K-4 students at the annual Trunk-or-Treat. Click to read more. 

Tiny-Mites Entertain WCHS Basketball Fans

Buckatunna's tiny-mite cheerleaders gave a stellar performance at the WCHS basketball game on Nov. 18. Click to see more photos. 

WCHS Treat Street Monday Oct. 27, 2014

Wayne County High School will host its annual Treat Street at the High School. The Treat Street event is a safe and child friendly trick or treat experience. The event will be held Monday Oct. 27, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Admission will be $5.00.


If you are interested in a booth, contact Ferdy Pippen or Tara Rigdon at 601-735-2851 or rigdont@wcsdms.com

4H Representative Visits STRETCH

Every year the Wayne County 4-H representative, Mrs. Crocker, visits the STRETCH program at Buckatunna School.  She works with the kids to promote the 4-H program by teaching them a new craft or skill. Click to read more.

Looking for Past Homecoming Queens of WCHS
Looking for past Homecoming Queens of WCHS...
If you are a past HC Queen of WCHS and would like to take part in a special program at pregame on Friday night before Wingfield game contact
Amy Pruitt or Mrs. Nelson601-735-6332... 
The 1989 WCHS Football Team to be Honored.

Wayne County High School will honor the 1989 football team along with the 1990 and 1994 graduating classes on September 19.  The 1989 football team was the first in the school’s history. The 1990 class was the first graduating class in school history and will be celebrating its 25th reunion while the 1994 class was the first class to go all four years to WCHS and will be celebrating its 20th reunion.


A reception will be held in the WCHS Cafeteria from 5:30 p.m. to 6:40 p.m. before honorees head to the stadium to watch the War Eagles’ kickoff at 7 p.m. against Gulfport.

PTO Meeting and Parent Portal Training

Buckatunna School will hold its first PTO meeting in the cafeteria on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm. All parents are encouraged to attend this meeting and become an active member. 

Immediately following the meeting, training for the Parent Portal System will take place. Parent Portal is an internet based program through which parents can have up-to-date access on their childrens' grades and attendance records.

We hope to see you there!

Buckatunna School Receives Donations

Buckatunna School recently received donations from local companies and organizations. Click to read more. 


        $1,000 Walmart Grant                     School Supplies Donation

WCSD Mandatory Information Meeting for Parents of Third Graders

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. Click the link for more info.

Attendance Guide for Parents

Please see the following letter from the Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Compulsory School Attendance concerning the importance of school attendance for children. 

Attendance Guide for Parents

Back to School Bash

Buckatunna's annual Back to School Bash will be held Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Parents and students may visit the classrooms, meet teachers, drop off supplies, and enjoy family fun time. We hope to see you there!

August 4th Professional Development Schedule
Please view the roster (here) to see where you will be in training on Monday August 4, 2014.  Sessions are scheduled as follows:  Session A 8:00 - 9:30, Session B 10:00 - 11:30, and Session C 1:00 - 2:30. Please be prepared to change campuses between Session A and B if needed.  
District-Wide Technology PD Day to be held on August 4, 2014 for ALL Certified Personnel
All district personnel will be receiving an email regarding registration for the August 4th Technology PD Day.  All certified personnel will need to register for 3 sessions.  Click the title for more info.
BJH Students Celebrate Black History Month

Buckatunna School held its annual Black History Program on February 21. Click to read more. 

National School Counseling Week

 National School Counseling Week will be observed Feb 3-7.  This week calls attention to the unique contribution of professional school counselors within the U.S School systems.  This week honors school counselors for the unique role they play in helping students realize their talents, strengths, abilities, and interests.  School counselors work in professional partnerships with teachers and support personnel to provide an educational system where students can achieve their true potential.  Let's celebrate and support our school counselors during this special week.

Santa Stops By

Santa Claus made a recent visit to Buckatunna School to visit with students. Click to read more.

Closing of Schools and Superintendent's Office

All Wayne County Schools will be dismissed early on Friday, December 20th  Students will return to school on Tuesday, January 7th.  The Superintendent's Office will be closed from Monday, December 23rd to Friday, January 3rd. Superintendent Ben Graves and his staff would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a blessed new year.

Nine Weeks Testing Schedule

The 2nd 9 weeks testing schedule is as follows:

Wed., Dec. 18: 2nd, 4th, and 6th block; Thurs., Dec. 19: 3rd and 5th block; Fri., Dec. 20: 1st block

NO test will be given early. Friday will be a 60% school day. Car bell will be at 12:20 PM and buses will leave at 12:30 PM. Friday will be a regular school day. Students not present will be marked absent. 

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!


Congratulations to the 2013 Spelling Bee Winners

Buckatunna recently held its annual Spelling Bee. Click to see a list of winners.

Wayne County School District Reading Fair 2013-2014

Waynesboro Elementary recently hosted the annual Wayne County School District Reading Fair.  Winners in the individual fiction categories (grades K-8) included Michael Jordan, Lily Cooley, Brylee Dumas, Jacob Singleton, Karolina Heathcock, and Brody Hebert.  Winners of the nonfiction categories (grades 3-8) were Kendorean Russell and Dalyn Stevens.  Winners of the Group and Family divisions (grades K-8) were Caleb Matthews, Hayden Hudson, Savannah Griffin and Laken Hancock.  Each of these winners will advance to the Regional Competition to be held at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg

Beta Club Participates in Operation Christmas Child

This year, several Buckatunna Beta Club members chose to participate in Operation Christmas Child headed up by Samaritan’s Purse.  Click to read more.

February and March Character Awards

Students of the month for February and March were recently selected at Buckatunna . Click to read more.

4th Graders Use their Brains

Students in Mrs. Beard's 4th grade science class are learning about the human body. Click to read more. 

A Peek into the Rainforest

Fourth grade students recently completed a science unit on the rainforest. Students created displays to show the types of plants and animals that live in a rainforest habitat. Click to read more.  

Jr. Beta Club Attends Convention

The Buckatunna Jr. Beta Club recently attended the Mississippi State Jr. Beta Convention in Tupelo, MS. Click to read more. 

Jr. Beta Club Hosts "Pastries for Parents"

Upon the suggestion of Assistant Principal Crystal Bates, Buckatunna Beta hosted their first Pastries for Parents.  Beta students participated and earned service hours for their chapter.  Several parents arrived on campus around 7:30 in the morning to be served pastries by several Beta members.  The students and parents had an enjoyable time.

Cheer and Dance Fare Well at the Fair

Buckatunna's Tiny-Mite Cheerleaders, Pee Wee Cheerleaders, and Blue Angels Dance Team recently competed in a competition held at the Wayne County Fair. Each team represented the school well and brought home trophies to prove it! Click to read more.

Third Graders Study Arachnids
After a study on spiders (Arachnids), third grade students in Mrs. Jenkin's science class completed several fun and creative activities. Click to read more.
Jr. Beta Club Participates in Read Across America

March 3-7 is National Beta Week.  As a service project, Beta students from Buckatunna participated in Read Across America to celebrate Dr. Seuss.  Jr. High Beta members volunteered to read to students in grades K-2.  Both the younger students and Beta members found this to be exciting.  

Math Students Create Equation Calendars

Mrs. Griggs' 7th and 8th grade math classes at Buckatunna completed the annual "Equation Christmas Calendar." Click to read more.

Buckatunna Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Daphne McCary, Buckatunna's Teacher of the Year. Mrs. McCary teaches 6th grade math and science.

Third Graders Visit Mississippi Children's Museum

After a unit study on the heart, the 3rd grade students from BES visited the Mississippi Children's Museum on January 23, 2014. Click to read more.

WCSD Teachers of the Year

The Wayne County School Board honored the WCSD Teachers of the Year at the board meeting on Monday, February 3, 2014.  The WCSD Teacher of the Year was chosen from these nominees from each school.  

Administrator of the Year

The Wayne County School Board presented Mrs. Belinda Singleton the award for the Administrator of the Year for Wayne County School District at the board meeting on Monday, March 2, 2014.  Mr. Graves congratulated Mrs. Singleton on the growth her school has shown this past year.  The programs and procedures she has implemented have shown to have a great impact on student achievement and growth.  Mrs. Singleton graciously accepted the award and mentioned that it would not have been possible without her dedicated and caring faculty and staff.  Mrs. Leah Parson presented the plaque to Mrs. Singleton.  

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Buckatunna School
11 Mt. Zion Rd
Bucktunna, MS 39322  

Phone: (601) 648-2501 
Fax: (601) 648-2519