Principal's Message

Robert Hathorn

Welcome to Wayne County High School and the 2020-2021 school year.  Even though we are in the midst of a pandemic, we are planning on this being our greatest year ever. The most beautiful thing about learning is that no one can ever take it away from the learner.  At Wayne County High School, we are striving to build a community of lifelong learners who never stop growing and continually seek inspiration and knowledge.  

One important step for our students’ success is attending school every day.  Of course, there are times when illness and "pandemics" will arise; however, a student’s presence at school is extremely important for their academic progress. By attending school and doing what is asked each and every day, students will excel beyond measure.  Studies show that 2 absences a month can put a student as much as 1 full academic year behind their peers.

Parental involvement is another important rung on the ladder of excellence at Wayne County High School.  A child’s most influential teacher is his or her parent. This makes parental involvement a foundational premise for our school’s success. If we all work together, then the sky's the limit to what we can achieve.

Students who are well rounded and involved in their school have a higher rate of success.  We want to encourage our students to be involved in extracurricular activities. One of our main goals at Wayne County High School is to instill in our students the importance of being productive citizens who give back and support our community. This can be achieved through participation in athletics, arts, academics, various clubs, and community service projects.

We know the 2020-2021 school year is going to be the best ever and look forward to each and every day.  If I can be of service to you and your family, please contact me.

As always, it’s a great day to be a War Eagle.


Robert W. Hathorn

Wayne County High School

Supervising Principal



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