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Talking to Children About Violence Picture of yellow lockers

In light of the recent tragedies across the nation, we have added some information for parents under the "Parent Resources" area of our website that you may find helpful.

You may click here to see an informational flyer or visit our Parent Resources page.

Self-Advocacy Skills for Gifted Students Raised hands

Student workshops and parent information session, with guest speaker Deb Douglas.  March 8-10.

New Immunization Guidelines Immunization Picture

There are NEW IMMUNIZATION GUIDELINES for the 2018-2019 school year.  All students in preschool through 12th grade must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school. 

Board Considering Student Random Drug Testing Policy Policy

The Woodford County Board of Education is considering the adoption of a student random drug testing policy for students participating in certain voluntary activities. Please click "read more" to gain additional details and provide optional input.

Updated Make-Up Day Plan Snowy Road

The recent inclement weather has caused our calendar to move into the make up day schedule.  As of today, school will now be in session on May 24th

SENIOR PARENTS! These seniors do not have pictures for the yearbook/Woodford Sun

If you're Senior is on the list below, we don't have your senior picture. We must have it by next Friday, Dec. 15. If you need a capable yearbook staffer to take your picture because you haven't been able to arrange a photographer, we'll be happy to arrange it. And it will look professional! We can always do it third block on black days. Just email dan.ruff@woodford.kyschools.us and we'll set it up. 

We do not have the following senior pictures:
Hayden Anglin,  Jakob Baird, James Beasley, Angelica Bernabe,  Noah Chapman, Darysa Chhen, Ian Combs, Ronan Cunningham, Samuel Eagen, Kennnedy Eden, Jacob Fannin, Samuel Flora, Karla Garcia, Andres Garcia, Alexandria Giililand, Katelyn Hodge, Nicholas Holman, Allison Jivery, Mckenna Jobe, Jamie Johnson, Kayla Jolly, Christian Jones, Johnathan Jordan, Nicholas Kinney, Mara Llorente, David Martinez, Holly Mattox, Jaime Mendoza, Kendall Mitchell, Lane Moore, Rachel O'rear, Andrew Padgett, Brandon Perkins, Maricela Ponce, Semone Raglin, Bailee Ramnes, Lauren Rankin, Omar Renteria, Wyatt Robinson, Ella Ronniger, Katherine Sanders, Nathan Sandman, Shaelin Sechrest, Tina Shanahan, David Shewmaker, Hannah Smith, Nicholas Smith, Jadyn Spencer, Joseph Sutherland, Jacob Uttinger and Levi Woodside.

SENIOR PARENTS! PROJECT GRADUATION MEETING: Monday, January 8 6:00pm WCHS Library

PROJECT GRADUATION MEETING Monday, January 8th, 6:00 WCHS Library

Follow us on FB @WCHS Project Graduation 2018!

  • Add WCHS Project Graduation to your Christmas shopping list. Pick up and extra gift card or that super cheap sale item and donate!
  • If you get gifts for gift cards for the holidays that you’d like to donate to project graduation
  • ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE
  • As you can see, our focus at this early stage is fundraising. Please join the fundraising team so we can give our kids the best sendoff EVER!

TO JOIN THE FUNDRAISING TEAM, COMMENT ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND TAG CHRISTY COLLINS!

Senior Parents! Pay for cap/gown orders online!

SENIOR PARENTS:  To order graduation cap/gown, etc from Balfour online CLICK HERE!

"Non-Traditional Instruction" NTI Days approved for this school year

THE "Non-Traditional Instruction" NTI Days during the 2017-2018 school year have been approvedCLICK here for the informational letter

Daylight Savings Time Ends Soon!

Post-It-Note with the word remember on it.
Remember to "fall back" this weekend!

Daylight Savings Time will end on Sunday, November 5th.
Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night.

Parent Fall Break Survey

We want to hear from you!

There are numerous implications with both keeping or not keeping fall break in the calendar.  The purpose of this survey is NOT to survey all of the different possible scenarios keeping or eliminating a fall break could potentially mean to the development of the 18-19 calendar recommendation.  Rather, the purpose is to get a general idea to what extent our parents want to keep or not keep fall break in the calendar.  Your individual responses will not be shared with the committee.  Only the overall results will be shared.  If you have already responded via the parent email that was sent, no need to complete survey again as your response has been recorded.  Thank you.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdDICxCsu5az9J9UO_b84XE9jozMilkuJCPVVcPr_DsY28KeA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Special Election Needed for SBDM Minority

WCHS will be conducting a special election pursuant to the KASC guidelines to elect a minority member to the high school's council.  The council meets once a month on the third Tuesday (unless otherwise noted) at 5 PM in Room 113. Nominations will be accepted for two weeks starting October 12 thru October 26 and can be submitted to the main office.The election will take place during the day on October 31 in the high school lobby.

Parent Teacher Conferences Thursday, Oct. 12 4:00pm-7:00pm

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES are on Thursday, October 12th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.  All Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled in the office starting on Today, Oct. 9th.  If calling to schedule, please call 859-879-4630, AFTER 8:30am and BEFORE 2:00pm or you can email Vicki FishIf emailing we need this information:
1. Name of student
2. The name of the parent or guardian coming to the conferences
2. What teachers you need to see?
3. What time can you come? 4:00? 5:15? 6:00?  
THANKS!

 

SENIOR PICTURES FOR THE YEARBOOK, ARE DUE NOVEMBER 30!!

E-mail your picture to dan.ruff@woodford.kyschools.us   Type your Seniors name in the topic i.e. "Dan Stephens SENIOR PIC -YEARBOOK"  Then attach the senior picture you want in the yearbook.  Thanks!

When you come to the game tonight, bring donations for Texas!!!

DONATIONS for TEXAS:  Please bring what you can to the WCHS SOCCER AND FOOTBALL game tonight! (Soccer at 6, Football at 8) A truck and trailer will be there at 8:00 to take it to Texas tomorrow! They are in urgent need of : Water, trash bags, cleaning supplies, medical supplies, hygiene products, baby products, bug spray, canned food, pet food, duct tape, new underwear, infant Tylenol or Motrin, new socks, toiletries/hygiene products, baby formula, baby wipes, bottles, diapers, rope, Nails, hammers, batteries and flashlights.

Football Game Day Change!

Picture of YellowjacketFriday's Home Football Game will be played on Thursday, August 31st!

Due to weather concerns, the home football game scheduled for Friday night against Franklin County has been moved to Thursday, August 31st.  The YellowJackets Varsity Soccer Team will play at 6:00 p.m.   The WCHS Football Jackets will take the field 30 minutes after the soccer game has ended.  See you at The Stadium!

No School - Monday, August 21st

Picture of solar eclipseSolar Eclipse Day - No School

Woodford County Schools ordered eclipse glasses for our students; however, they have not arrived yet.  Therefore, school will not be in session on Monday, August 21st.  ETC will also be closed on Monday.

Photo credit: Time

 

New Map of the school
Infinite Campus App Update

Infinite Campus LogoAttention Parents!

Recently there was an update to our Infinite Campus program, which in turn called for an update to the Infinite Campus App that many of you may use to monitor your students homework assignments and grades.  In the past, the app required an alpha code be entered to access your child's information.  With the update, users are now asked to enter the county and state of the school district their child is enrolled in currently.  This information should only need to entered with the initial download of the app.  However, you may be asked to log in with your username and password when using the app.  If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail our District Student Information Systems Coordinator, Kathy Kurtz, at kathy.kurtz@woodford.kyschools.us.

Infinite Campus Log In Picture    Inifinite Campus Log In 2    Infinite Campus 3    Infinite Campus Log 4

DUAL CREDIT NIGHT. Thursday, April 20. 6:00pm in the high school library.

Dual Credit Night
Thursday, April 20th
6p.m.
WCHS Library

Get a jump start on earning FREE College Credit!! Dual Credit is a way for a student to earn College Credit and High School Credit at the SAME time. Students who will be in the 11th or 12th grade next year can earn dual credit both on and off our campus. With the Kentucky Dual Credit Scholarship program, students can earn FREE college credit.To learn more about dual credit opportunities, please join us on Thursday night at 6p.m. in the WCHS library.   Representatives from Asbury, BCTC, Georgetown, Midway and UK will be present to meet with students and their families. 

Volleyball open gym/ Parent Meeting Info

High School volleyball open gyms will begin on Wednesday, April 12th. If you have a daughter interested in playing, visit the volleyball link on the high school website for the schedule and participation requirements. There will also be a parent meeting on Tuesday, March 28th at 6 PM in the high school library.

Senior Field Trip! Industry day, March 21: Field Trip forms due Friday, March 17

Industry Day 2017    FIELD TRIP FORM
March 21, 2017
Woodford County High School

Students are reminded to submit permission slips to the guidance office by Friday March 17th.   

Seniors at Woodford County High School will be participating in Industry Day on March 21, 2017.
The Woodford Economic Development Authority, Woodford County Chamber of Commerce, City of Versailles, City of Midway, and the Woodford Fiscal Court have worked together along with industry partners; LEDVance, More Than a Bakery, NSG Pilkington, Quad/Graphics, Ruggles Sign, and Yokohama to organize Industry Day for our seniors next Tuesday, March 21st.  

Students will have an opportunity to tour two plants to learn how the local industry in Woodford county is not only making an impact in here but also globally; and between visits, lunch will be provided by More Than a Bakery at First Baptist Church.     

During the tour, industry partners will share information from the following areas:

  • Company description
  • Application process
  • Jobs and careers that may be/become available
  • What skills are necessary to work in those jobs/careers
  • Soft skills needed and their importance
  • Education needed
  • Benefits, salary expectations
  • If the company pays for additional education or training
  • If Internships are available

 

WCHS YellowJacket Mulch Madness

WCHS Football YellowJacket LogoWCHS Football Mulch Madness!

You can support the Woodford County Football Team and beautify your landscape at the same time!  Black Platinum Premium Hardwood Mulch is available for purchase by the bag or scoop.  Each bag is $5.50 and will be delivered to your door.  For an additional $1.00 charge, the football team and coaches will spread the mulch for you.  If your landscape requires a larger order, scoops are available for $30.00 for pick up at WCHS.  Delivery is also available for an additional $10.00 as well as mulch spreading for $25.00.

For more information regarding Mulch Madness, please see the information on this flyerTo place your order now, please click here for the link.

Thank you for your support!

 

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES Thursday, March 16 Scheduling ends today: 2:30

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES are Thursday, March 16 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.   We are now scheduling those conferences.  Please call the school between 8:30am to 2:30pm at 879-4630 or email: vicki.fish@woodford.kyschools.us OR darlene.snyder@woodford.kyschools.us to schedule the teachers you need to see.  If e-mailing, please put the time you can start and the specific teachers you want to see in the e-mail.  We will respond by e-mail with your schedule.

FINAL Grades will be mailed home on May 26. Make sure the school has your current mailing address!
Chromebook deployment: Thursday, August 3 and Friday, August 4, 8am-6pm, all WCHS students

CHROMEBOOK PICK UP is on Thursday, August 3rd and Friday, August 4th, anytime between 8am to 6pm.  You must pay your fees first and then go get your chromebook.
Fees: 

1  student at the High school: - $60 instructional + $15 (take home = $75 (Currently $85)

 2 children in Program - $50 each + $15 each = $65 each (currently S75)

 3 or more children in Program - $40 each + $15 each = $55 (Currently $65)

Free and Reduce Lunch Students - $O + $15 each = $15 each (Currently $25) .

6th Grade Students - (starting 2O17-18\ $60 instructional + $0 (not taking home) = $60

Program above is defined as students in grades 6th through 12th grades, so if a family has one child in both schools, the fees are reduced to 2 children line above.

AP LIT and DRAMA TRIP TO ENGLAND

The AP Lit and Drama Trip to England in spring of 2018 enrollment CLOSES FRIDAY, March 10! Contact dan.ruff@woodford.kyschools.us for information. To enroll and learn more click here: http://www.eftours.com/tour-website/1935044JE

EF Educational Tours | The London Experience (NEW)

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Friday, May, 12th: Handbell Concert 4:00pm in the WCHS Library
Freshmen Orientation is Monday, August 7 at 6:30pm

This is a very important meeting to get your student ready for that first day.

UNDERCLASS Awards: Monday, May 15th 3:45pm -5:30pm
WCHS offering PSAT on Wednesday, October 11th

WCHS will be offering the PSAT on Wednesday, October 11th this year to 9th – 11th graders.  The PSAT is a standardize test that automatically screens students for the National Merit Scholarship Program. The registration deadline for the PSAT is September 11th.  The fee is $30.  After Monday, September 4, 2017, there will be a $10.00 late fee for registration. Interested 9th-11th graders can register online at:

www.TotalRegistration.net/PSAT/182602

DRIVE 4 UR SCHOOL March 24th. Proceeds go to Project Graduation

Drive 4 ur School event is March 24th, anyone can help out!  Here is a link to sign up to say you will drive!  It takes about 10 minutes and there is NO PRESSURE to buy a car!  Ford wants us to earn the whole amount by having 300 drivers.Here's the direct link to our Ford Drive event page. http://wchsprojectgrad2017.weebly.com/ford-drive-4-ur-school.html

Friday, May 12th: Last day for Seniors to sign up for Project Graduation
Meal Prices for 2017-2018

The meals prices have been set and approved for the
upcoming 2017-2018 school year.  Please find them in the table below.

Level Breakfast Lunch
Elementary School $1.30 $2.65
Middle School $1.30 $2.80
High School and Alternative School $1.55 $3.00
Adult $2.50 $4.00
Reduced $0.30 $0.40

 

SENIOR HONORS: Monday, May 15 -6:30pm in the Gym.
NEW ENROLLING STUDENTS at WCHS!

New Enrolling Students

  Welcome to Woodford County High School

 Please pick up an enrollment packet and scheduling card in the main office. Once you have filled out the packet, attached required documentation and completed your scheduling card; please submit all paperwork back to the main office. Please call the guidance office on or after July 27th to make an appointment with your guidance counselor to finalize your registration and schedule on August 3rd and August 4th.If you intend to play sports please contact Gene Kirk ASAP  Gene.Kirk@woodford.kyschools.us

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER !!!

 

Friday, May 19th: Spring Choir Concert 7:00pm
School Start and End Time Change for 2017-2018

On Monday, May 22nd, the WC Board of Education met and approved the following changes to the school day start and end times.

All elementary schools will begin at 7:40 a.m. and end at 2:40 p.m.
Early release will be at 12:40 p.m.

Middle and high school students will begin their day at 8:15 a.m.
and end at 3:15 p.m.

Early release for these students will be at 1:15 p.m.

Safe Harbor Academy will begin at 8:15 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m.
Early release will be at 1:00 p.m.

The 2017-2018 School Calendar was also approved.
It can be seen by clicking here.

Important Information Regarding Wind Chill Delays and Closings Snowy Fence

How Does the Wind Chill Affect School Being Delayed or Closed?

During the winter months several factors come into play that could delay the start of school or cause school to be  closed all together. One such factor is the wind chill on a given day. On particularly cold mornings we continuously monitor the National Weather Service and closely monitor the weather conditions. There are two possible scenarios that come from the National Weather Service: a Wind Chill Advisory and a Wind Chill Warning. The National Weather Service in Louisville, KY defines the two as the following:

  • Wind Chill Advisory: Wind Chills between -10 and -24 degrees and at least a wind of 10 MPH or more.
  • Wind Chill Warning: Wind Chills -25 degrees and below with at least a wind of 10 MPH or more.
New PE II: Strength and Conditioning Class
  1. A new PE II:  Strength and Conditioning class will be offered next year.  Coach Carr will teach this class.  If you would be interested in this class, please contact your counselor or call the guidance office at 859-879-4630.
Woodford County High School

180 Frankfort Street
Versailles, KY 40383

Phone: 859-879-4630
Fax: 859-873-7731