Wayne County Schools is wishing our students, parents, and communities a Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for our students and their families and hope you enjoy the holiday!
We love to see our students succeed! Students from Dunlow Elementary, Crum PK8, Fort Gay PK8, and Tolsia High School were recognized at a recent board meeting at Fort Gay PK8 School for outstanding academic performance on the Spring, 2022, West Virginia General Summative Assessment (WVGSA) for grades 3 through 8, and the SAT School Day for students in grade 11. Students to be recognized from Wayne High and its feeder schools (East Lynn Elementary, Genoa Elementary, Lavalette Elementary, Wayne Elementary, and Wayne Middle) will receive letters of invitation for the December 6 board meeting, which will take place at Wayne High School. Students to be recognized from Spring Valley High and its feeder schools (Buffalo Elementary, Buffalo Middle, CK Elementary, CK Middle, Kellogg Elementary, Prichard Elementary, and Vinson Middle) will receive letters of invitation for the January 24 board meeting, which will take place at Spring Valley High School.
Several Dunlow Elementary Students were recognized by the Wayne County BOE for their outstanding performance on the West Virginia General Summative Assessment during the 2021-2022 school year. The WVGSA is an online test given to all WV students in grades 3-8 to measure student performance on the state's content standards! Great job!
Happy Veterans Day to all who have served, we are thankful for your service to our country!
Nothing like a fresh coat of paint! Genoa Elementary is looking great!
Wayne Middle School had some outstanding results at the state BETA competition. Below are a list of winners from WMS, including the 1st place Quiz Bowl Team! Congratulations on seeing your hard work come to fruition! Black and White Photography Riley M. - 2nd place Language Arts - 7th Grade Kinley T. - 2nd place Math - 8th Grade Jaycelyn S. - 2nd place Science - 8th Grade Hunter B. - 3rd place Painting Khloe K. - 2nd place Sculpture Khloe K. - 3rd place Apparel Design Savannah F. - 3rd place Speech Isaiah R. - 3rd place Spelling Bee Isaiah R. - 2nd place Quiz Bowl - 1st place Kylee C., Levi B., Kali G., and Eli S.
The Wayne County Schools Excess Levy is on the ballot tomorrow. This is not a tax increase, but a continuation of the levy already in place. Click the link below to see more about the levy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41jAEzzAvZU
What do all three Wayne County High School Volleyball teams have in common? They are all playing in the state tournament this week! Congratulations Spring Valley, Wayne, and Tolsia Volleyball!! Good luck in Charleston!
Wayne High School Volleyball player Gabby Elliott is leading the ENTIRE country in aces! Hear her talk about it with WOWK! https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2809298659679/wayne-s-gabby-elliott-leading-nation-in-aces
Buffalo Middle School had a great showing at the State BETA Convention! They placed in 14 of 19 categories. Next up, Nationals! Congratulations BMS BETA!
First Graders at Lavalette Elementary had a special visit from Sarah Fox, who works with AmeirCorps. During her presentation, students worked in groups to investigate the inside and outside of locally grown pumpkins. Students measured the height and circumference of the pumpkins and counted the seeds too! This was a great way to put math skills into action!
In addition to supporting students and teachers in the classroom, the WCS Excess Levy also supports community organizations! Vote on November 8th. Click the link below to see the video! https://youtu.be/vsA7ph7BR_w
The Wayne County Board of Education recognized school counselor Jamie Smith from Buffalo Elementary School at a recent meeting as part of the employee recognition program. Jamie was nominated by her co-workers for starting a clothing closet at the school and for her work ethic and the pride she brings to work every day!
What a season! Wayne High School Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams qualified for and competed in the West Virginia State Meet over the weekend. Congratulations to Coach Rutherford and the entire WHS Cross Country Team!
Fort Gay PK-8 was the recipient of VH1's Save The Music Foundation award. As one of the winners Fort Gay is receiving $40,000 worth of musical instruments. Music classes teach students a variety of different skills, and is a great hands on way to learn. WCS is grateful to VH1 for continuing this program in West Virginia and Wayne County! Thank you Randall Reid-Smith, curator for the West Virginia Department of Arts, culture, and history, for his efforts in supporting music programs in Wayne County! We can't wait to see what Fort Gay Students do with their new instruments.
Several Wayne County Elementary School students went to the Huntington Area Regional Theatre today for a showing of Spookley the Square Pumpkin! Spookley always looks for and finds the best in others, and he helps everyone in need. It was a great show for our students!
Last week, Wayne Elementary School the nation-wide Rock Your School event. The initiative encourages outside-the-box educational experiences to engage students and bring learning to life. Students ended the week with a pumpkin drop contest! Each class designed a box to see if their pumpkin could survive the drop. You could see the excitement in their faces and hear it in their voices. Thank you to AEP for providing the bucket truck to drop the pumpkins.
Fort Gay PK-8 recently held a banquet for students who had a 4.0 cumulative GPA for the 2021-2022 academic year. Congratulations to all of these students for their hard work!
Don't forget! SMART529 is offering $20,000 scholarships to celebrate their 20th anniversary. The scholarships are for students 14-years-old or younger as of August 10th, 2022. To enter, visit https://www.wvtreasury.com/20years
The Wayne County Schools Excess Levy is responsible for $9.5 million of the schools system's operating budget. Check out the brochure below to see where that money goes.