PURPOSE OF WCHS PTO:
- To serve the students, faculty and staff of WCHS through financial and other support.
- To provide opportunities for families to be informed and involved in WCHS.
- To coordinate election of parent representatives to Site-Based Decision Making Council.
Every family is currently a member of the high school PTO. We ask that everyone consider making a tax deductible donation in the amount of $25.00. All of the money collected is used for the benefit of our school. Faculty/staff submit requests to PTO for funding consideration, members vote on the requests at regularly scheduled PTO meetings. LINK TO THE CURRENT PTO BROCHURE
PTO MEETING DATES: October 22nd, January 21st and March 17th. The meetings are still at 8pm following the open parent forum as it currently states.
Please consider joining us! Together we can make a difference for everyone at WCHS!
BIOS FOR WCHS PTO OFFICERS – 2016-2017
Dawn Bilbrey, co-president — Dawn has lived in Versailles for 19 years with her husband, Mike. They have one daughter, Allison, who is a freshman. Dawn graduated from Montgomery County High School and earned a Interior Design degree from Morehead State University. Dawn worked in commercial design before becoming a stay-at-home mom. Dawn has enjoyed volunteering in the school system. She has served on PTO at both Southside and WCMS; she has also served on SBDM at WCMS. Dawn is also involved with the band boosters and is an active band mom. She is looking forward to serving on WCHS PTO.
Dorothea Wingo, co-president — Dorothea is the mother of two WCHS students: freshman Sophie Wingo and sophomore Maggie Wingo. She is also the mother of fifth-grader Owen Wingo, who attends Southside Elementary. Dorothea, who works at the Lexington Herald-Leader, also serves as chairwoman of the Woodford Educational Endowment Foundation, as fund-raising chair for the Southside Elementary PTO, and is a member of the Woodford County Alcohol and Substance Abuse Policy board. In her all-too-infrequent spare time, she enjoys traveling, watching football and listening to Daryl Hall & John Oates.
Lynne Kain, co-vice president — Lynne has been a Woodford County resident since her marriage to Bill Kain, 20 years ago. She is a registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and specializes in neonatal intensive care. She has two sons: Graham, a senior, and Lee, a sophomore, both at WCHS. Both boys love football and enjoy playing for Woodford. She enjoyed serving with Laurie Keith the last two years as co-vice president and is looking forward to serving again this year.
Laurie Keith, co-vice president — Laurie is serving her third year as one of the vice presidents on the WCHS PTO. She and her husband, Ashley, have lived in Woodford County for 19 years and have three children. Her two oldest children, Harrison and Ellie, are students at WCHS. Her youngest daughter, Ryan, attends Huntertown Elementary. She grew up in Lexington and attended EKU where she received a degree in elementary education. She currently works as an instructional assistant at Huntertown Elementary School and helps her husband with his veterinary business.
Mary Blaydes, treasurer — Mary lives in Midway with her husband, Greg, and has three boys – two sons who have graduated from WCHS and one who is a junior. She is an assistant professor at Bluegrass Community and Technical College where she teaches in the Administrative Office Technology Program. She is also coordinator for the Administrative Office Technology Program and the area coordinator for the Accounting and Economics Program. Her boys attended Northside Elementary in Midway, where she served as PTO treasurer for several years.
Genie Graf, secretary — Genie Graf is the mother of three graduates of WCHS and has a daughter who is a senior. She enjoyed volunteering at Northside Elementary, WCMS and WCHS and is happy to be serving on the PTO as an officer for a second year. Genie is marketing director for Ouita Michel’s Family of Restaurants, including Wallace Station Deli, The Midway Bakery and Holly Hill Inn in Woodford County. She and her husband, Mathew, sports editor at the Lexington Herald-Leader, and children live in Midway.
Melody Hamilton, faculty representative — Melody Hamilton has been a physical education and health teacher in Woodford County schools since 1999. Before coming to Woodford County, Melody worked for the Kentucky Department of Education as a program consultant. She has coached several sports, and started numerous clubs and programs during her tenure in Woodford County. She is a National Board Certified teacher, a Certified Level 1 and 2 archery coach, a personal trainer with additional certification in Youth/Adolescent Fitness training, a Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor, and has her CDL. Melody has helped write and received 26 grants totaling over $2.8 million for Woodford County schools. Melody also volunteers with Special Olympics (swim coach for 15 years), Girl Scouts, Girls on the Run, Mentors and Meals, and for numerous local and statewide Health and Education Coalitions. She loves to travel and be outdoors with her husband and two kids!