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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

Click here for the WCHS 2017-2018 school map


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!

 


Two Hour Delay, Monday, January 30th

Woodford County Schools will be on a two hour delay, today, January 30th.  Schools will begin two hours after their normal start time.  There will be no morning preschool today.


Seniors: Balfour Back on Thursday, Jan. 26!

SENIORS: BALFOUR will be BACK for Cap and Gown Orders on Thursday, Jan. 26 during lunches.


Schools Closed Today

Cartoon Penguin holding a Snow Day sign

 

Woodford County Public Schools are closed today, Thursday, January 5th.
ETC will be held at Simmons Elementary School.

 


COLLEGE CONNECTION NIGHT Nov. 17, 6:30pm at WCHS
  • All students and their families are invited to attend  College Connection Night at Woodford County High School Thursday, November 17th at 6:30pm. At this event, students and their families can meet with over 25 representatives from colleges and universities.  Military representatives and financial aid professionals will also be present to meet with families.


Halloween Costume Contest on Monday, Oct. 31

Halloween is Monday, Oct. 31 and WCHS will have a student costume contest
Guidelines for students: 
Costumes must be in dress code,
Can wear hats/hoods/masks for their contest entry photo but cannot wear them throughout the school day/in class. 
Face paint/make-up is fine
NO CLOWNS 


Schools Closed, Friday, January 6th, NTI Day #1

Friday, January 6, NTI Day #1

Woodford County Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather; however, it is an NTI Day.  Students should complete the paper packets or online work as assigned by their teachers.  Teachers will be available via e-mail 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to answer questions.

ETC will be held at Simmons Elementary School.  All other activities will be cancelled unless otherwise notified.


JACKET MADNESS!!!! Friday, November 18

JACKET MADNESS 5:00 chili supper-MADNESS INFO


Advising Night for Parents and Students 9th - 11th

ADVISING NIGHT On Tuesday, February 7th, all 9th-11th graders and their families are invited to attend a WCHS Advising Night at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. If you would like to learn more about our course offerings, the advising process, the new dual credit scholarship and our career pathways, we look forward to seeing you next Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.  CLICK HERE FOR THE COURSES OFFERED FOR NEXT YEAR!!


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.


Important Information regarding NTI Days

WCPS Non-Traditional Instruction Day LogoWoodford County Public Schools will continue to utilize NTI Days or "Non-Traditional Instruction" Days for the 2016-2017 school year.  This is a great opportunity for our district to allow our students to be engaged in learning at home on days when the weather does not allow school to be in session.  For much more information on this matter, please click here for a letter from Superintendent Scott Hawkins.


SPARK CAFE Dec. 2nd and 3rd in Downtown Versailles

Spark Cafe, a two day pop-up coffee shop is happening in downtown Versailles December 2nd & 3rd! Spark Cafe will feature live entertainment, goodies from Midway School Bakery & coffee from A Cup of Commonwealth. Want to share your talent? Sign up for Spark Cafe’s open mic outside Room 103 this week. Open mic time slots will be allotted on a first come first serve basis. Go to Sparkversailles.com for location information and details.


VALENTINE CANDY_GRAMS-Project Graduation Fundraiser

WCHS VALENTINE CANDY-GRAMS - Project Graduation Fundraiser - We will be selling candy-grams in the school cafeteria Fri Feb 10 & Mon Feb 13 - Delivery will be Tues Feb 14th during 4th block.  PARENTS: If you would like to send a candy-gram to any student or staff: Place payment & note with who it is TO and From, in envelope marked ProjGrad. Drop envelope in the Project Graduation Box in the front office no later than Feb 13. Choices are as follows:  $1 Sucker, $1.50 Old Ky Chocolate Candy Bar, or $5 Candy Bouquet. 


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.


FFA Poinsettias Pre-sale!

FFA POINSETTIAS PRE-SALE!  Poinsttias arrive the first week of December.  CLICK HERE FOR THE FLYER.  E-mail tracy.probst@woodford.kyschools.us  if you would like to order or more information.


Juniors: Next DC Payment due February 10th

JUNIORS: the next DC payment is due February 10th. If you do not make this deadline you will lose your deposit and spot on the bus. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.


Senior Ads for the Yearbook

Parents, it's not too late to purchase a senior ad for the yearbook. Click on the following link for ordering information.  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cia9LVPQMpvmGBGKuLwloHc_BUg7bPS_7BNylYAxUwM/edit?usp=sharing


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


SBDM Council needs a Student representative

The SBDM Council needs a student representative.  CLICK HERE for the WCHS Student SBDM Representative Application. Deadline to apply is Nov. 30.


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

 


Students taking AP Courses need to register for AP Exams immediately!

Students enrolled in AP courses need to register for AP exams immediately. Payment for all exams is due by February 28th. The website for registration is user.totalregistration.net/AP/182602 .  Please see Miss Best or Ms. Simmons, in guidance, for assistance. 


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 !!!

 


School in Session for Feb. 20th- President's Day

Due to the cancellation of school today, 1/5/17, school will now be in session on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 20th, 2017.  That is our first scheduled make-up day.  If you have any questions, please let me know.  


Registration for Project Graduation 2017

 Registration has started for Project Graduation 2017, you can find a  form on our website www.wchsprojectgrad2017.weebly.com  There will be a prize drawing March 1st for early registrants.  


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

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.

When the National Weather Service issues a Wind Chill Warning for Woodford County for the time the school day begins, we will make a decision to close schools.  It is quite likely we will make this type of decision on the morning of the day in question as it is hard to predict what the wind chill will be the night before.  If there is a Wind Chill Advisory for the county, schools will likely be open unless there are operational problems with the bus fleet or mechanical problem in the school buildings.  Buildings and the bus fleet are assessed in the morning prior to school by 6:00 am.


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Senior Parents: PROJECT GRADUATION INFO

PARENT/GUARDIAN OF A SENIOR: Preparations for the 2017 Woodford County High School Project Graduation are well underway. We are grateful to live in a community where parents, organizations, businesses, and individuals support our students in many ways.  Through Project Graduation, students may celebrate with their classmates following commencement in a safe, alcohol-free, and drug-free environment.  We are pleased that Falling Springs will once again host our class of approximately 266 students and parent chaperones to provide an excellent location for all of the food, fun, games and prizes that we have planned for each and every senior.  It's our guarantee that no one leaves hungry!  And no one leaves without prizes! 


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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.