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Super Attendance Flag Awarded Super Attendance Flag

Congratulations to Northside Elementary School!  They've been awarded the Super Attendance Flag for their outstanding attendance last month.  Their October average daily attendance was 97.05%.  The flag will fly over their school through the month of November.  Way to go, Northside!

The Move Improved Flag goes to Safe Harbor Academy.  Their average daily attendance improved by 4.43%.  Congratulations to Safe Harbor!

Coming Soon: The Harlem Wizards Harlem Wizards logo

The WCHS Athletic Department invites you to see the World Famous Harlem Wizards!  You'll watch players like Arnold "A-Train" Bernard, James "The Roadrunner" Tyndal, Devon "Livewire" Curry and more play some "awe-inspiring" basketball.  The game will take place on Saturday, December 8th at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased online beginning November 15th.  WCHS will have tickets available beginning November 20th.  Come out, enjoy the game and support WCHS Athletics!

 

The Harlem Wizards will take on WCHS Teachers and Alumni.  Here's more information about the event.

 

This flyer will give you more information about the Harlem Wizards. 

We Want To Hear From You! Photo of scrabble pieces spelling out the word survey

PARENT FEEDBACK NEEDED FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT!
 

https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/…


Use the web address above to go to the survey page where you can select your language and school you have students in and provide the district much needed feedback (If you have students in multiple schools it would be appreciated if you would fill out a survey for each school).

 

 
Resilience Training Resilience Training Logo

WOODFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS & THE LIFE ADVENTURE CENTER

INVITES PARENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO ATTEND A FILM SCREENING:

 

RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

 

THURSDAY * OCTOBER 25, 2018 * 6PM

LIFE ADVENTURE CENTER

570 MILNER ROAD

VERSAILLES, KY

 

Early Release Day - October 24 Early Release Day Logo

Wednesday, October 24th, will be an early release day for our students.  Elementary students will be released at 12:45.  Middle and high school students will be released at 1:15.  Safe Harbor students will be released at 1:00.

RAP Support Group (Relatives As Parents) Cartoon kids

Are you raising the child of a relative? You are invited to join us each month to learn about resources and ideas in your role as acting parent/guardian. Dinner is provided, and children are welcome to attend, as there will be activities for them too! All meetings will be held at the Woodford County Extension Service, 184 Beasley Rd. Please see the attached flyer more details. Meetings will be held on the 2nd Monday of each month.  

Future Cheer-Jacket Clinic Cheerleader

Calling all Future Cheer-Jackets! Dust off those poms and make your cheer shoes shine! The WCHS National Champion Cheer Squad wants YOU to come to the Future Cheer-Jacket Clinic on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8:30-12:00.  The cost is $45 and all attendees will receive a t-shirt, cheer bow, and snack. For ages potty-trained to middle school.  Click HERE for the registration form and more information.

Super Attendance Award Super Attendance Flag Awarded

Congratulations to Simmons Elementary!!  They've been awarded the Super Attendance Flag for their outstanding attendance in August. 

Senior Pictures and Yearbook Order Senior Picture

SENIOR PICS DUE Nov. 30! 
It's already time to start thinking about those senior portraits! 

WCPS Hall of Fame Event Hall of Fame Logo

The Woodford County Public Schools Hall of Fame recently announced their 2018 inductees.  This is the seventh year the organization has recognized individuals for their many accomplishments.  Inductees are divided into six categories; Academic, Arts and Humanities, Athletics, Career Achievement, Patron and Public Service.  All our graduates of Woodford County High except the Patron category.

 

Securly Parent Portal Logo for Securly

Parents,

Our school district has partnered with the student safety company Securly to keep your students safe while working on school-owned devices.  The service reviews students online activities and alerts us if needed. 

New Parent Background Check Requirements for 2018-19! Background Check

Very Important! - If you or any family members (grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.) plan to chaperone school field trips, there is an additional background check requirement that must be completed this year.

Board Voting Districts Map of Board of Education Voting District?

Do you know what Board of Education Voting district you live in?  

7th Annual Simmons Run4DC RUN4DC

The Simmons 7th Annual RUN4DC 5K Race is set for Saturday, Sept. 15 at 8am!  All proceeds offset costs of the 5th grade trip to Washington DC in the spring. Sign up TODAY at www.run4dc.com

WCHS Open House Open House Sign

Woodford County High School invites you to their Open House on Thursday, August 23rd.  Students and their families are welcome from 6:00 pn to 7:30 pm.  We hope to see you there!

Southside Back-To-School 5K Southside 5K Run logo

Southside will hold a Back-To-School 5K & Fun Run/Walk on Friday, August 24th!

 

Census Verification Form Reminder Checklist

All Woodford County students will bring home a Census Veritification Form today, the first day of school.  Please review the front page to make sure all demographic information is correct, especially phone numbers, addresses and parent e-mail addresses. 

Special Board Meeting

The Woodford County Board of Education has called a Special Board Meeting for Monday night, July 9th at 6:00 pm.

School Supply Event 2018 School Supply Event 2018

Elementary students and families are invited to the 2018 School Supply Event at Simmons Elementary on July 26th from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

Chromebook Deployment Chromebooks

In preparation for the 2018-2019 chromebook deployment, parents are being asked to log into their student's Infinite Campus account to check for outstanding fees.  Any outstanding fees as well as the $60 instructional fee and $15 take home fee must be paid in full for students to receive their chromebooks.

 

Super Attendance Flag Awarded

Congratulations to Huntertown Elementary!  Once again they've won the Super Attendance Flag!  Their average daily attendance for the month of April was 97.95%.  Way to go Wildcats!

 

Facilities Q&A Session Question and Answer Logo

On Monday, June 11th, there will be a Facilities Question and Answer Session open to the public.  The session will begin at 5:00 pm in the WCHS Library and will be conducted by Superintendent Scott Hawkins along with the board of education members.  We invite you to join us as we look to improve the future for the students of Woodford County.

Absentee Ballot Voting Vote Definition

If you will be unable to vote in person on June 26th, there are a couple of options available to make sure your voice is heard.  Click "Read More" to see which option would work best for you.

Super Attendance Flag Awarded for April

Congratulations to Huntertown Elementary!
The Super Attendance Flag goes to them for their outstanding April attendance!
Last month, their ADA was 96.98% earning them the right to fly the flag over their school through the end of this month.
Way to go, Wildcats!
 

Board Meeting Minutes Resolution

The attached resolution was approved at the May 3, 2018 special meeting of the Woodford County Board of Education.  This action was taken to correct a clerical error in the minutes from the January 18, 2018 tax rate hearing and special board meeting. 

Southside to Host Art Exhibit May 16-24 Sunset Over Blue by Nassir

Southside Elementary will host A Matter of Perspective, an exhibition of 31 pieces of artwork by students with disabilities. The exhibit will be on display May 16-24 before traveling to the next exhibition site. 

Kindergarten Kick-off Tuesday May 15 Kindergarten Kickoff

For kindergarten students & families beginning school in August 2018.  Students who are 5 years old on or before August 1, 2018 are eligible to register for kindergarten. This event will be held at EACH elementary school beginning at 6pm, Tuesday May 15.

Northside Wins Energy Award! Picture of Ryan Asher receiving Energy Star Award

The Kentucky School Boards Association recently held is annual Energy Summit in Lexington. 

Simmons Night at Bojangles! Bojangles meal

Eat dinner at Bojangles tonight (April 16) from 5-8pm and Simmons PTA will get 10% of what you spend!  No cooking + contribute to Simmons = Win win!

Super Attendance Flag Awarded Super Attendance Flag

Congratulations to Huntertown Elementary!
They've been awarded the Super Attendance Flag Award for their March attendance.

 

 

WCPS E-Mail Interruption email logo

Due to a conversion by the state, e-mail will be down for our district beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 15th through 6:00 a.m., Monday, March 19th.  If e-mail is sent during that time, it may or may not reach its intended destination.  We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we make this transition. 

Community School Safety Forum Scrabble pieces spelling out the word Scrabble

The Woodford County Schools will be hosting a community school safety information and listening forum on Tuesday, March 13th, at 6:00 in the Woodford County High School library.  District administrators will share current practices and we will have Jon Akers, executive director from the Kentucky Center for Safe Schools, and Versailles police chief Jim Fugate in attendance as well.  There will also be a time to hear suggestions for improvement from attendees.

Woodford STLP District Showcase Student Technology Leadership Program Logo

The WCPS Student Technology Leadership Program coordinators and students will be hosting the 2nd annual Woodford STLP District Showcase on Thursday, February 22nd from 6:00-7:00 PM in the WCMS gym and library.

 

 

 

Super Attendance Flag Awarded for January

Congratulations to Huntertown Elementary!  The Super Attendance Flag belongs to them this month!  Their ADA in January was 95.33% earning them the right to fly the flag over their school through the end of this month.  Way to go, Wildcats!

 

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. 

November Super Attendance Flag Awarded

Congratulations to Huntertown Elementary!

They've been awarded the Super Attendance Flag for November!
The Wildcats' ADA last month was 96.56%.  This earns them the right to fly the flag over their school through the month of December.
Way to go, Huntertown!

The Most Improved Flag goes to Simmons Elementary.  They improved their attendance by .09% last month.
Congratulations to Ms. Cook and the students and staff at Simmons!

 

We Need Your Feedback!

Woodford County Schools District Improvement Plan Committee will meet on December 6, 2017 to finalize core activities for continuous improvement for the 2018 calendar year. The information and links below are available on the Curriculum and Instruction Page on the District Website 12 months per year and provide all stakeholders an opportunity to submit activity proposals
and/or concerns for review that can lead to improved student achievement.

Cyber Monday Sale on WCHS Yearbook

A picture of a yellowjacketCYBER MONDAY ONLY!

In the tradition of Cyber Monday sales, WCHS yearbook is reducing the price of the yearbook for one day only, today! Order your yearbook for $50 on Cyber Monday. Order at www.Balfour.com

WoodfordREADS Kickoff

WoodfordREADS Logo
On Monday, November 20th, Mr. Hawkins, along with Mayor Traugott, Mayor Vandegrift and Librarian Munoz, kicked off WoodfordREADS by reading the first chapter of "The Spray Paint Mystery" to our kindergarten students.  Students were encouraged to have someone read the book at home with them and send in a picture to be shared here on our website.  Thanks to Mayor Traugott, Mayor Vandegrift and Librarian Munoz for your support and encouraging our students to read!

You may view the video or Mr. Hawkins reading the first chapter at Huntertown Elementary along with pictures from the other schools by clicking "Read More" in the bottom left corner.

NTI Day Information Non-Traditional Day Logo

Cold weather is here....

That means school may be cancelled due to inclement weather over the next few months.  Our district has been approved to offer non-traditional instruction days for this 2017-2018 school year.  This will allow students to engage in meaningful classroom work, even when weather conditions prevent them from being in school.  Information regarding our NTI day plan was sent home with students earlier this month.  Included was this letter from Mr. Hawkins, our Superintendent.  If you have any questions, please free to contact your child's school.

Super Attendance Flag Awarded

Congratulations to Simmons Elementary!  They've been awarded the Super Attendnace Flag for their December Attendance.

Food Service Survey Mixed veggies

Parents and students!  Please take a minute or so to complete this survey from Woodford County Schools Food Service.  Your input is greatly appreciated and will help us continue to provide healthy, enjoyable meals for our students. Click "Read More" to take the survey.  Thank you!

 

WCHS Tour School Tours

There will be another guided tour of WCHS on Wednesday, May 30th from 11:30 - 1:00.  As with the previous tour, visitors will be able to see the facility and learn about the benefits of a new school.  As the tour is conducted, questions can be addressed so families and comunity members have the most accurate information available.

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

Kindergarten Early Entry Kindergarten Children in Class

Woodford County Schools works to serve the needs of students in the community beginning with ensuring students are provided the best foundation for success. To be eligible for Early Entry, with early entry being defined as a student who does not meet the age requirements as designated in KRS, a student must meet the following guidelines and follow the process described:

  1. Student must turn 5 on or before December 31 of the Kindergarten Entry Year.
  2. Application submitted expressing desire to be screened for Early Entry prior to June 1 preceding the year of entry.
  3. Demonstrate general academic readiness through meeting the criteria of “Kindergarten Ready” on academic measures using the BRIGANCE© kindergarten screen.
  4. Score in the 90th percentile or above on all 5 areas of the Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning™, Fourth Edition. (DIAL™-4 five areas: Concepts; Motor; Language; Self-Help; Social-Emotional)
  5. Guardians complete a conference with district official to ensure full awareness of all known factors related to the guardian decision to pursue early entry.
FREE Event for Special Needs Individuals

The Woodford County Fair will have a FREE event for those with special needs on June 21st from 10:00 to noon.  This event is for both children and adults.  The flyer can be seen here.

Attendance March Madness Results Attendance list


Congratulations to the Huntertown Kindergarten team!  They are the big winners in our 2018 Attendance March Madness.  Each student on the winning team will receive a meal voucher for Bojangles.

The backet results for the entire competition can be seen here

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.

Coming Soon: Kindergarten Registration Kindergarten Student Using an iPad

If your child will be 5 years old before August 1st, you may register  him/her for kindergarten at one of our elementary schools. 

Self-Advocacy Skills for Gifted Students Raised hands

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

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.

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.
Woodford County Public Schools

330 Pisgah Pike
Versailles, KY 40383

Phone: 859-879-4600
Fax: 859-879-3961