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WCPS Annual Nutrition and Wellness Public Forum Picture of a tray of food

Woodford County Public Schools' Annual Nutrition and Wellness Public Forum will be held in the Huntertown Elementary School Library on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.  We hope you can join us!

Super Attendance Flag Super Attendance Flag

Congratulations to Southside Elementary!

They have won the Super Attendace Flag for their November attendance!   The Thoroughbreds' ADA last month was 96.27% which earns them the right to fly the flag over their school through the end of this month.  Way to go, Southside!

 

Family Fun with Woodford Theatre at the Library Will Ferrell as Elf

Saturday, December 8 from 11am-1pm at the Main Library, Versailles. Get free tickets to see actors from Woodford Theatre present scenes from holiday favorites like Elf, A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Christmas Story, and more! Please call (859) 873-5191 or follow this link to reserve your free tickets. http://www.woodfordcountylibrary.com/event/8024

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!

Here come 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!  Check out this video to see the Wizards in action!

 

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.

Shared Responsibility Proposal Follow-Up

On Monday, November 14th, Superintendent Hawkins held an informational session to follow-up the recent release of the shared responsibility pension proposal.  If you were unable to attend, the video may be viewed on Facebook here.  Because of the size of the file, we were unable to upload it directly to our site.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Superintendent's Holiday Card Winner

Picture of two adults and one child

Congratulations to Olivia Thompson!

Olivia's holiday card design was chosen to be used for the WCPS Superintendent's holiday cards this year.  Our elementary schools were well represented in the contest this year, but Olivia's creativity won her the top spot!  She is pictured here with WCPS Board Chair Ambrose Wilson
and Vice Chair Debby Edelen. 

WoodfordREADS Kickoff!

Woodford Reads LogoLet's read "The Spray Paint Mystery"!

The Woodford Educational Endowment Foundation is joining with the Woodford County Public Schools to encourage our students to read!  #WoodfordREADS (Read Explore And Discover Success)  The kickoff will be on Monday, November 20th.  The book for this year's initiative will be "The Spray Paint Mystery" by Angela Shelf Mandearis.  Mr. Hawkins, Superintendent of Woodford County Public Schools, will read the first chapter to some of our students along with WC Public Librarian, Becky Munoz, Versailles Mayor Brian Traugott and Midway Mayor Grayson Vandegrift.  Here's a flyer to tell you more about this exciting partnership to make reading fun!

Shared Responsibility Plan Press Conference

On Monday, November 6th, a press conference was held in the Woodford County High School Library to announce the Shared Responsibility Plan as an alternative to the governor's plan.  For those that were unable to attend, the video may be viewed below.

 

 

Night School Cancelled Thursday Oct. 12th

The WCPS Night School session for October 12th is cancelled due to district wide internet outrage for a bandwidth upgrade.  Safe Harbor and the district apologize for the inconvenice but look forward to utilizing the network after upgrade.

Safe Harbor - Power Outage Today

A Picture of the Safe Habor Academy LogoSafe Harbor Academy was impacted by a KU power outage today that began this morning and lasted until approximately 2:00.  This outage prevented the staff from making or receiving phones calls and accessing the district network for e-mail.  We apologize if this power outage prevented correspondence between the home and school.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the principal, Logan Culbertson at logan.culbertson@woodford.kyschools.us.

Safe Harbor Academy Needs You!

Picture of McDonald's LogoHave a meal and help Safe Harbor!

On Monday and Tuesday, September 25th and 26th, McDonald's will donate 25% or your total order to Safe Harbor Academy!  All you need to do is give this flyer to the cashier when placing your order.
Thank you for helping our students!

 

Local Planning Committee Public Forum

The Woodford County Board of Education is considering a six (6) cent facilities tax to address the facilities needs identified by the Local Planning Committee during the spring of 2017.

To hear more about the facilities tax,
please join us for one of our two remaining Tax Public Forums:

Thursday, 9/14/2017   6:30 PM — 8:30 PM - WCHS Library
Thursday, 9/21/2017   7:00 PM — 9:00 PM - Northside Elementary Library

 If you would like to share suggestions, ideas or concerns, please submit your comments to taxinfo@woodford.kyschools.us.

Super Attendance Flag Awarded

Congratulations to Simmons Elementary School!
They've been awarded the Super Attendance Flag
for their August Attendance!

The Bulldogs ADA was 97.85% last month earning them the right to fly the flag over their school through September.
Way to go, Simmons!

As a district, we had great overall attendance in August.  It was 97.1%.  That's up .24% higher than last August!
Please click "Read More" below to see how the rest of our schools did.

 

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

 

Back to School Activities

Back to School image
Our schools are busy gearing up for the new year!  Here's a schedule of the Back to School Activities. 

Huntertown Elementary School
Ice Cream Social
August 8 at 5:00

Simmons Elementary School
Back to School Night
August 3 - 5:00 to 7:30
Please see their Facebook page for details.

WCMS
Sixth Grade Tiger Bash
August 7 - 5:30 - 6:30

Seventh & Eighth Grade Tiger Bash
August 9 - 5:30 - 6:30

WCHS
Freshmen Orientation
August 7 - 6:30

Didn't see your school event?  Check back for more updates!

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

 

Join us at the Midway Branch of the Library on Wenesday, July 12th at 6:30 pm

Session will be a presentation on "Keeping our Children Safe on Social Media and the Internet."

(Adults) Parents, come learn how your children may be communicating online.  Representatives from the Woodford County School System's Department of Educational Technology will show you how to monitor your child's computer activity as well as set safety limits on their social media usage. 

Click Here for flyer on information.

May Calendar Events

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

WCMS Chromebook Collection
Thursday, May 11th

WCHS Chromebook Collection
Monday, May 15th

LAST DAY FOR STUDENTS
Monday, May 22nd

WCHS Baccalaureate Services
Thursday, May, 25th
6:30 p.m. at Journey Church

WCHS Graduation
Saturday, May 27th
6:00 p.m. at Frankfort Civic Center

 

 

Super Attendance Flag Awarded

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

The Wildcats average daily attendance was 97.47% last month.  This accomplishment earns them the right to fly the flag over their school throughout the month of May.  Way to go Huntertown!

The Most Improved Flag goes to Northside Elementary!
The Thoroughbreds improved their attendance last month by 3.6%.  Congratulations to Northside students and staff!

The district-wide average daily attendance can be found in the table below.

Huntertown 97.47%
Northside 97.16%
Southside 96.32%
WCMS 96.17%
Simmons 96.08%
WCHS 94.67%
Safe Harbor 85.86%
District 95.85%

 

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.

Health/Wellness Public Hearing

Research confirms that breakfast is the most important meal of the day for children’s health, academic achievement, cognitive development and mental health.  All students attending a Woodford County Public School have the opportunity to eat breakfast at school. The WCPS food services department is committed to providing a healthy and nutritious breakfast that is made available to all students.  Each school serves breakfast daily and WCHS even offers a ‘second chance’ breakfast between 1st and 2nd block.

Please join us at the annual district Health/Wellness Public Hearing to hear more about how we are working to improve the health of our students and school environments.  This year’s hearing will be held in the Huntertown Elementary Library
on December 14th at 5:00pm.

Super Attendance Flag Awarded

Congratulations to Huntertown Elementary School!
They are the recipient of the Super Attendance Flag Award this month.  Their average daily attendance during September was 97.38%.
Congratulations to the Huntertown Wildcats!

The district-wide average daily attendance for September is found in the table below.

Huntertown 97.38%
Northside 97.34%
Simmons 96.47%
WCMS 96.22%
Southside 95.94%
WCHS 94.68%
Safe Harbor 87.88%
District 95.89%

 

Napa Prime Night

Napa Prime

Is a proud Sponsor of Safe Harbor Academy

Tuesday August 16th, NAPA PRIME will be donating, 10% of all sales WITH THIS FLYER to support our Safe Harbor Academy!!
4PM TO 10:00PM
 

Back-to-School 5k and Fun Run Picture of a runner crossing the finish line with runners behind him.  Southside Elementary Back to School 5K and Fun Run

On August 19, Southside Elementary School will host its Inaugural Back to School 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk to support the Fine Arts at Southside.  Students participate in Music, Art, Library, Physical Education and Chinese Classes, but funds are needed to update materials and equipment.   These improvements will advance the fine arts education of our students.

Click here to sign-up for this awesome event!  Back-to-School 5K and Fun Run 

 

The Run 4 DC 5K

The Run 4 DC 5K

Mark your calendars to run in this fun 5K to help Simmons Fifth Graders go to Washington DC!  The event will take place on Saturday, September 17th and will begin at 8:00 a.m.  To register, please visit www.run4dc.com or drop by Simmons Elementary for more information.

Hope to see you there!

Final WCPS 2016-17 Academic School Year Calendar

Recently the 2016-17 School Calendar was amended by adding August 5th as a flexible professional day for our faculty and staff.  To view the final approved calendar for the upcoming school year, please click here

WCPS Summer Feeding Program 2016

Come eat with us this summer!

You are invited to our Summer Feeding Program, June 13th - July 22nd.  Lunch will be served at two locations.  Simmons Elementary will serve breakfast from 8:30 - 9:30 and lunch from 11:30 - 12:30.  WCHS will serve lunch only from 11:30 - 12:30.  Meals will be served in the cafeteria, Monday through Friday.  No meals will be served on July 4th in observance of the holiday.  The cost is free to children 18 years and younger.  Adult cost is $2.00 for breakfast and $3.00 for lunch.  We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Let's Celebrate Our Country's Birthday!

Versailles - Woodford County - Midway
2016 Fourth of July Celebration


            Downtown Celebration

  • Streets will be shut down at 10:00 a.m. 
  • 11:00 a.m. - Parade on Main Street (bike and parade entry form on the website)
  • 12:30 p.m. - 'Salute to the Brave' (nomination form on the website)
  • 12:00-4:00 – Vendor Area (form on the website)
  • 12:00-4:00 - Photo Booth
  • 12:00-4:00 – Fun Zone (Kids Activities)
  • 12:00-4:00 - Car Cruise (Court Street Parking Lot)  

    Fireworks at County Park (Free Admission)
  • 6:00 - Park Admission (opens)
  • Food Vendors/Booths/Activities
  • Entertainment at Park
    Bands (7:00 - 10:00)
    10:00 – Fireworks
  • 10:45 - Park Closes

Visit our website at VERSAILLESFOURTHOFJULY.COM for more information and forms.

Super Attendance Flag Awarded

Congratulations to Southside Elementary School!
They've been awarded the Super Attendance Flag for their March Attendance.  Their ADA last month was 96.31%  The Southside Stallions will fly the flag over their
school through the month of April. 

The Most Improved Flag also goes to Southside Elementary School!
They improved their attendance by 1.52%!  Way to go, Stallions!

The district-wide ADA is listed in the table below.

Southside 96.31%
Huntertown 95.63%
WCMS 95.32%
Northside 95.06%
Simmons 94.79%
WCHS 93.11%
Safe Harbor 84.61%
District 94.68%

 

WCPS Career Fair

You are invited!

Woodford County Public Schools will hold a career fair on
Tuesday, April 26th, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The event will be held at Southside Elementary School,
1300 Troy Pike, Versailles, KY  40383
.

Art Exhibit

Mark your calendars to visit the Midway Branch Library today, April 5th, to view artwork from the Woodford County Public Schools Art Teachers.  This exhibit will feature up to three pieces from each art teacher in our district.  The opening reception will take place this evening at 6:00.  If you have a chance, drop by and support our these talented artists!

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Thursday - 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday - 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

School In Session - Monday, March 7th


School will be in session on Monday, March 7th!

This day will be make up-day #2 according to our Board Approved School Calendar.

Lights Out Blindfolded 5K Fundraiser

Safe Harbor Academy will be hosting the Lights Out Blindfolded 5K on Saturday, April 23rd at 9:00 a.m.  Napa Prime will be donating 10% of all of its sales on Tuesday, March 1st from 4:00 p.m. to close to benefit this race.  Carry out orders also qualify if the Napa Prime Chow Now App is used.

The Freeman Foundation invites you to participate in this unique 5K.  The mission of this foundation is to raise awareness for the needs and potential of people with disabilities by promoting the truth that disability does not equal inability.  For more information, click here.  Early registration ends April 1st!

Super Attendance Flag Awarded

Congratulations to Huntertown Elementary! 
They've been awarded the Super Attendance Flag for the 5th month in a row!

Their average daily attendace in January was 96.32%.  Way to go, Huntertown Wildcats!  Keep up the good work!

The Most Improved Flag goes to Safe Harbor Academy! 
They improved their attendance last month by 2.59%.  Congratulations!

The district-wide ADA is listed in the table below.

Huntertown 96.32%
Southside 96.22%
Northside 95.97%
Simmons 95.87%
WCMS 95.13%
WCHS 94.23%
Safe Harbor 90.09%
District 95.25%

 

Two Hour Delay - February 16th

Woodford County Public Schools will be on a two-hour delay today, February, 16th. This means bus pick-up and school start times will be delayed by two hours.  Dismissal will be at the regular scheduled time. 

Schools Closed, Monday, February 15th, NTI Day #3

Monday, February 15th - NTI Day #3

Woodford County Public Schools are closed; however, Monday, February 15th will be a Non-Traditional Instructional Day.  Students should continue to work on the paper packets or online assignments 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.

ETC will be held at Southside Elementary School.  All other activities have been cancelled unless otherwise notified.

One Hour Delay - Wednesday, February 10th

Woodford County Public Schools are on a one hour delay this morning.  Bus pick-ups will be delayed by one hour.  Dismissal will be at the regular scheduled time.

No School, No ETC - Friday, January 22, 2016

Woodford County Public Schools will be closed on
Friday, January 22, 2016.  ETC will also be closed.
All other activities are also cancelled unless otherwise notified.

Stay safe and warm!

Snow Day - January 20, 2016

Woodford County Schools are closed today due to inclement weather.  All other activities are also cancelled unless otherwise notified.

Preschool Screenings

Woodford County Public Schools will hold a preschool screening day for children from all attendance districts at Simmons Elementary on Friday, January 22nd beginning at 8:00 a.m.   If school is not in session on January 22nd, the screenings will be held on February 5th beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Children must be at least 3 years old.  Developmental screening takes about one hour and covers cognitive, speech, language and physical development areas.  Based on results, children may be eligible for free public preschool.  Appointments are required and can be made by calling the Preschool Office at 859-879-4699, or by emailing: clarita.murphy@woodford.kyschools.us.

School of Distinction Awarded

Recently the Woodford County Board of Education recognized two schools in our district that have recently been given the honor of School of Distinction.  Huntertown Elementary and Southside Elementary were given a banner to proudly display at each of their buildings. Congratulations to all!

                   
Photos submitted by Bob Vlach

Health/Wellness Public Hearing

The annual district Health/Wellness Public Hearing will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 14th in the library at Southside Elementary School, 1300 Troy Pike.   District health, wellness,  and nutrition services will be reviewed and a question and answer period will be offered.  If you cannot attend but have questions or comments, please direct them to school nurses so they can be addressed at the meeting.

Substitute Employment Opportunity

The Woodford County Board of Education is accepting applications for substitute employees.  To apply, click on Employment to the left of this article.  You may choose from a certified substitute position or a classified substitute position. 

Certified substitutes (teacher) have a minimum requirement of 64 college credit hours.  The daily rate is $90 - $113 a day based upon rank and experience.

Classified substitutes (support staff) require a high school diploma or GED.  The daily rate is $10.66 - $20.22 an hour based upon years of experience.

If you have any questions, please contact the Director of Staff and Student Services, Garet Wells, at 859-879-4600 or e-mail at garet.wells@woodford.kyschools.us.

Super Attendance Flag Awards

Congratulations to Huntertown Elementary School!
They've been awarded the Super Attendance Flag!
Their average daily attendance was 96.33% last month.  The flag will fly over their school through the month of October.

The Most Improved Flag goes to Northside Elementary School!
They improved their attendance by .72%.
Congratulations, Northside Thoroughbreds!

                       

Papa Smurf and his gang of Central Office Administrators had a cookout today for Southside Elementary School's Faculty and Staff!
They recently won a district-wide contest by having the most staff members
attend the WCPS Benefits Fair.
Congratulations, Southside!

Remember....

Daylight Savings Time Ends, November 1st!

Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour Saturday night!



No School
Monday, November 2nd
Professional Development Day for WCPS Staff

Tuesday, November 3rd
Election Day

Help Safe Harbor & Save Money too!

Safe Harbor needs your help!

On November 9th and 10th, present this flyer when you visit McDonald's on United Drive in Versailles and
receive 25% off your total order!

Yoga Mats Needed!

Safe Harbor Academy

is requesting donations of Yoga Mats!!

If you would like to donate,
please drop them off at our school
134 Macey Avenue
Versailles, KY  40383

If you have questions about your donation,
please call 859-879-4694.

 

Super Attendance Flags Awarded

The Super Attendance Flag for the month of September goes to
Huntertown Elementary School!

Their attendance last month was 96.69%.  The Wildcats will proudly fly the flag over their school through the month of October!  Congratulations!

Safe Harbor Academy is the recipient of the Most Improved Flag!
Their improved their attendance in September by 1.76%.  Way to go!

The district-wide average daily attendance may be found below.

Huntertown 96.69%
Southside 96.17%
WCMS 95.96%
Simmons 95.72%
WCHS 95.33%
Northside 95.19%
Safe Harbor 88.89%
District 95.74%

 

Regional High Attendance Day Winners!

Congratulations to Woodford County Middle School
and Woodford County High School!

They are regional winners in their division for the statewide high attendance day back on September 18th.  The results you see below will be submitted for comparison to the other 16 schools region winners in their category.  The other districts included in region are Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Burgin, Danville, Frankfort, Franklin, Harrison, Jessamine, Mercer, Nicholas, Paris and Scott.  Good luck to WCMS and WCHS!

Middle Large Woodford County Middle School 97.85%
High Large Woodford County High School 96.33%

RUN4DC, You Still Have Time

Attention All 5K Runners and Walkers

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This Weekend, October 17th, 8am

You still have time to registration for the 2015 Run4DC! We would love to have you, your friends, and your families join us. Please pass along the information to anyone who you think would like to join us or sponsor the race. 

 

Website: www.run4dc.com 

 

Here is a direct link to the race sign up: https://runsignup.com/Race/KY/Versailles/Run4DC 

Thank you for your support,
 

5th grade class of 2023

ATTENDANCE FLAGS AWARDED

Congratulations to Northside Elementary!
They have been awarded the Super Attendance Flag for the month of August.
Their average daily attendance last month was 98.12%.  The Thoroughbreds have gotten their year off to a great start!  Way to go!

The district-wide attendance may be found in the table below.

Northside 98.12%
Huntertown 98.07%
Simmons 97.53%
Southside 96.87%
WCMS 96.68%
WCHS 96.08%
Safe Harbor 87.13%
District 96.8%

 

WCHS Jacketeer Yearbook - Price Reduction for a Limited Time Only!

The WCHS Yearbook is only $50!

You talked, we listened.  For a limited time, the yearbook cost has been radically reduced this year.  While the length and size will remain the same, the yearbook is only $50 until October 2nd.  Order yours today by calling 1-877-767-5217 or going to jostensyearbooks.com to order.

KINDERGARTEN SCREENING

Woodford County Public Schools
Kindergarten Screening

If your student will be entering kindergarten this fall, you will want to plan to attend this special orientation.  This orientation will give the students an opportunity to visit their new school and meet their teacher. 

The screening sessions will be available at each of our elementary schools according to the following schedule.

Last names beginning with A - L
    Tuesday, August 4th - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Last names beginning with M-Z
    Wednesday, August 5th - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

To complete the registration process, parents/guardians are requested to bring a variety of documents.  Please click here for more information. 

We look forward to seeing you!

Election Day - May 19th

 

Because of Election Day, school will not be in
session on Tuesday, May 19th.

SUPER ATTENDANCE FLAGS AWARDED

Congratulations to Southside Elementary School!
They have been awarded the High Attendance Flag for their outstanding attendance for the month of March!  The Stallions will proudly fly the flag over their school through the month of April.

The Most Improved Flag goes to
Huntertown Elementary School and Northside Elemementary School!

They both improved their attendance last month by .73%.  Congratulations to Ms. Kaiser, Mr. Asher and all their students and staff!

The district-wide average daily attendance can be found below.

Southside 96.64%
Huntertown 96.52%
Northside 95.9%
WCMS 95.04%
Simmons 94.93%
WCHS 93.95%
Safe Harbor 84.90%
District 95.08%

 

REDISTRICTING RECOMMENDATIONS

Redistricting Recommendations

The following are recommendations from the Woodford County Schools Redistricting Committee to the Woodford County Board of Education for consideration.  Please click the "Read More" link below to view them.  Feel free to use the following link to provide feedback on the recommendations. redistricting@woodford.kyschools.us

  1.  
WCPS CAREER FAIR

On Tuesday, April 7th from 4:00-6:00 in the Woodford County High School library, there will be a Woodford County Public Schools Career Fair for those interested in employment with our school district. Principals from all schools will be available to discuss current and possible future teacher and support staff vacancies. Please bring your resumes. If you have any questions, please email Garet Wells at garet.wells@woodford.kyschools.us

REDISTRICTING COMMITTEE MEETING

The WCPS Redistricting Committee will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, March 17th at Huntertown Elementary.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

SCHOOL CALENDAR - MAKE UP SCHEDULE

The Office of Staff and Student Services has confirmed that after the last round of inclement weather, the new current last day for students is June 5th.  Spring Break will remain unchanged.  School will not be in session on May 19th, Election Day, but it is a required Professional Day for staff.  In observance of Memorial Day, school will not be in session on Monday, May 25th.

REDISTRICTING COMMITTEE MEETING

The Redistricting Committee will meet again this Thursday,
March 12th in the library at Northside Elementary School.
The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS COMING!

Woodford County Public Schools will be holding kindergarten registration for the
2015-16 school year on the dates listed below.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 10, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Registration will be held at each of our elementary schools; Huntertown, Northside, Simmons and Southside.  For more infomation, including required documentation for registration, please click here.

SCHOOLS AND ETC CLOSED, FRIDAY, MARCH 6th


Woodford County Public Schools will be closed
on Friday, March 6th, due to inclement weather.
ETC will also be closed.

Stay safe and warm!

SUPER ATTENDANCE FLAG AWARDED

Congratulations to Southside Elementary School!
They have been awarded the Super Attendance Flag for their outstanding attendance during the month of February.  Their ADA last month was 96.86%.  The Southside Stallions will proudly fly the flag over their
school through the month of March!

The Most Improved Attendance Flag goes to
Woodford County Middle School.

Their attendance improved last month by .76%.
Congratulations to the WCMS Tigers!

The district-wide attendance can be seen below.

Southside 96.86%
WCMS 95.85%
Huntertown 95.79%
Simmons 95.72%
Northside 95.17%
WCHS 94.21%
Safe Harbor 86.88%
District 95.33%

 

REDISTRICTING COMMITTEE MEETING TONIGHT

The Redistricting Committee
will meet tonight, March 3rd, at 5:30 at Simmons Elementary.

SCHOOLS ON ONE HOUR DELAY - FEBRUARY 23rd


Woodford County Public Schools will be on a
one hour delay today, Monday, February 23rd.

SCHOOLS CLOSED, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20th

Woodford County Public Schools will be
closed Friday, February 20th.
ETC will be held at Huntertown Elementary School.

REDISTRICTING COMMITTEE MEETING - RESCHEDULED

The Redistricting Committee Meeting originally scheduled for this week
has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 24, 2015.
It will be held in the Southside Elementary Library at 5:30 p.m.

BOARD MEETING - CANCELLED


The WCPS Board Meeting
scheduled
for tonight, Monday, February 16th,
 has been cancelled.

SCHOOLS CLOSED, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16


Woodford County Public Schools will be closed,
Monday, February 16, 2015
due to impending winter weather.

REDISTRICTING COMMITTEE MEETING

The next Redistricting Committee Meeting will be on
Tuesday, February 17th at 5:30 at Southside Elementary.

REDISTRICTING COMMITTEE MEETING

There will be a redistricting committee meeting tonight
at Huntertown Elementary at 5:30 p.m.
If you are unable to attend, please send your suggestions to redistricting@woodford.kyschools.us.

 

SUPPORT SAFE HARBOR ACADEMY

Safe Harbor Academy is now participating in the Kroger Community Rewards Program!  Kroger will give SHA a percentage of purchases that will go into a student activity fund.  Please support our students at Safe Harbor Academy!
Register online at krogercommunityrewards.com and use NPO #87157 for Safe Harbor.

When you eat at Red Robin, be sure to mention Safe Harbor Academy and 1% of your purchase will be donated to them!

SCHOOLS CLOSED TODAY

Woodford County Public Schools are closed today, January 27, 2015.  For those students enrolled in ETC, it will be held at Huntertown Elementary School.

REDISTRICTING FORUMS

Open forums will be held at the below locations to gather ideas and/or suggestions for the redistricting committee to consider.

Tuesday February 3rd

                5:30 Southside Library

                6:30 Huntertown Library

Thursday February 5th

                5:30 Northside Library

                6:30 Simmons Library

Full County Current Elementary Boundary Map

If you are unable to attend any of the forums, you may submit your ideas and or suggestions to redistricting@woodford.kyschools.us.

MAP KEY
  Yellow - Northside Elementary
  Blue - Simmons Elementary
  Green - Southside Elementary
  Pink - Huntertown Elementary
  White - Current City of Versailles Elementary Boundaries - Click here
  for detailed map.

2015-2016 SCHOOL CALENDAR

The calendar has been approved for the 2015-2016 Academic School Year.  You may view it by clicking here.  It can also be found in the Frequently Used Links to the left of this post.

WCPS Redistricting Committee Meeting

The first meeting for the Redistricting Committee will be Thursday, Janurary 22nd at 5:30 pm in the WCMS Library. This is the initial meeting of the Redistricting Committee. Public forums will be set up in the future at each elementary school to solicit input and feedback. The public is welcome to attend any/all of the public forums.

SUPER ATTENDANCE FLAGS AWARDED

Congratulations to Northside Elementary School!
They have been awarded the Super Attendance Award for their outstanding attendance in December.  The Thoroughbreds will proudly fly their flag over their school through the month of January.  Way to go, Northside!

The Most Improved Attendance Flag goes to Huntertown Elementary!  Congratulations!

The district-wide attendance can be found below.

Northside 94.65%
Simmons 94.32%
Huntertown 94.29%
WCHS 93.78%
WCMS 93.30%
Southside 93.11%
Safe Harbor 83.57%
District 93.73%

 

Health & Wellness Public Hearing

The annual district Health/Wellness Public Hearing will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 18th in the conference room at Southside Elementary School, 1300 Troy Pike.  District health, wellness, and nutrition services will be reviewed and a question and answer period will be offered.  If you cannot attend but have questions or comments, please direct them to school nurses so they can be addressed at the meeting.

Fall Break Reminder

Don't forget....

Fall Break is
October 6th - 10th

 

Safe Harbor Needs You!

Please join us October 3rd from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Safe Harbor Academy for our Volunteer Open House.  We are looking for volunteers to tutor in classrooms, assist in the office, and to provide additional support to our students.  We believe it takes a village to raise a child.  We invite you to come visit us and explore volunteering at Safe Harbor Academy!

The community is also invited to come out and join us at McDonald's Monday, September 29th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Safe Harbor Academy, the Woodford County Alternative Learning Environment, is teaming up with McDonald's to celebrate all families that are a part of the Woodford County Public Schools community.

FOOD SERVICE PRICE CHANGE


Please note the changes to the breakfast
and lunch prices for the upcoming school year.

 

Elementary School
Breakfast = $1.30
Lunch = $2.30

Middle School
Breakfast = $1.30
Lunch = $2.55

High School
Breakfast = $1.55
Lunch = $2.75

Adults
Breakfast = $1.80
Lunch = $3.75

SCHOOL YEAR 2014-2015



Wednesday, August 13th
is the first day of school for the 2014-2015
school year!

Need a copy of the school calendar?  Click here.

 

ATTENDANCE FLAGS AWARDED

Congratulations to Southside Elementary!
They've been awarded the Super Attendance Flag for May and June!
The Stallions' average daily attendance the last couple of months was 97.22%.  The flag will proudly fly over their school throughout the summer.
Way to go, Southside!

The Most Improved Flag goes to Huntertown Elementary!
Congratulations, Wildcats!  Keep up the good work!

The district-wide average daily attendance can be found in the table below.

Southside 97.22%
Simmons 96.97%
Northside 96.81%
Huntertown 96.59%
WCMS 95.72%
WCHS 95.21%
Safe Harbor 90.04%
District 96.03%

 

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION

Woodford County Preschool Program, available at all elementary schools, is still accepting registration for next school year. Preschool is open at no cost to children who will be 4 years old by August 1 who meet income guidelines, and to children who will be 3 years old and need special services.  Children who don’t meet the guidelines may also enroll on a tuition paying basis.  Application forms are available in each elementary school office and online on the preschool page of the district website with this link:   http://www.woodfordschools.org/content_page.aspx?cid=112&schoolID=7

2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR REVISED

On Tuesday, May 27th, the Woodford County Board of Education approved some revisions to the previously approved 14-15 school year calendar. You may view the calendar here.

BOARD MEMBER VACANCY

NOTICE OF VACANT WOODFORD COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION SEAT

Opportunity

The Kentucky Commissioner of Education is seeking applicants to be considered for appointment to the Woodford County Board of Education.  You are invited to nominate yourself or someone you know who is qualified to serve on the Woodford County Board of Education representing Educational Division # 2.  This vacancy was created by the resignation of the board member for District 2.

Under the provisions of KRS 160.190 (2), this appointment is effective until the end of the elected term..  This is a public service position and the person appointed will not be employed by the Woodford County Public Schools.

Requirements

Board members must be:

  • At least 24 years old.
  • A Kentucky citizen for the last three years.
  • A registered voter in the district and voter precinct(s) of the vacancy. (District 2)
  • Have a high school diploma or a GED certificate.
  • Must be in compliance with anti-nepotism state laws.
  • Cannot provide contract services for the school district.

 

VERSAILLES STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETING

The City of Versailles will host a Community Listening & Design Session on Thursday, May 22nd.  The meeting will be held at KCTCS, 300 North Main Street, Versailles, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Click here for more information.

ATTENDANCE FLAGS AWARDED

Congratulations to Southside Elementary! 
They've been awarded the Super Attendance Flag for their outstanding April attendance.  Last month their ADA was 96.45%.  To celebrate this achievement, the Southside Stallions will proudly fly the flag over their school through the month of May.

The Most Improved Attendance Flag remains with Safe Harbor Academy!  Congratulations to Mr. Tackett, his students and his staff!

The district-wide average daily attendance can be found in the table below.

Southside 96.45%
Northside 96.35%
Simmons 96.08%
Huntertown 95.67%
WCMS 95.51%
WCHS 94.48%
Safe Harbor 90.69%
District 95.41%

 

NO SCHOOL - Monday, February 10, 2014


Woodford County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, February 10, 2014 due to inclement weather.

NO SCHOOL - Thursday, February 6


Due to the continued inclement weather conditions,
Woodford County Public Schools will not be in session on Thursday, February 6th.

NO SCHOOL-February 3, 2014

Woodford County Public Schools will NOT be in session

on Monday, February 3 due to inclement weather.

SCHOOL IN SESSION - February 3, 2014

Due to the numerous instances of inclement weather up to this point causing school closings and the fact that there are still more weeks of winter to come,
the Board of Education voted tonight to amend our current 13-14 calendar to change Monday, Monday, Feruary 3rd from a professional development day to an instructional day meaning that it will now be a day students will be in school.  Again, this Monday, February 3rd will be a regular
instructional day for students.

NO SCHOOL - Friday, January 24, 2014

Woodford County Public Schools will be closed on
Friday, January 24th due to the continued inclement weather.
Be safe and stay warm!

NO SCHOOL - Thursday, January 23, 2014

Due to the continued inclement weather,
Woodford County Public Schools will not be in session on
Thursday, January 23rd.  Be safe and stay warm!

NO SCHOOL - Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Due to the continued inclement weather,
Woodford County Public Schools will not be in session on
Wednesday, January 22nd.

 

NO SCHOOL - Tuesday, January 21st


Woodford County Public Schools are closed today
due to inclement weather.  Be safe!

NO SCHOOL - Monday, January 20th

School will not be in session on Monday, January 20th
in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

NO SCHOOL - Tuesday, January 7th


Due to the predicted inclement weather, Woodford County Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, January 7th.  ETC will be available at Southside Elementary.

WCPS 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR

On Monday, December 16th, the Woodford County Board of Education approved the calendar for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year.  Click here to view the calendar.

WCPS 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR

On Monday, December 16th, the Woodford County Board of Education approved the calendar for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year.  Click here to view the calendar.

EARLY DISMISSAL - Friday, December 6th

Due to the approaching inclement weather, schools will be dismissed early today.  Elementary schools will be dismissed at 12:00 noon
and middle and high school students will be released at 12:30.

WCHS ACADEMIC TEAM NEWS

Congratulations to the WCHS Academic Team
for winning the 11th Region JV Challenge!

The Brain Jackets also finished 2nd in Quick Recall.
Individual scores are as follows: Luke Allen, First Place in Social Studies and Arts & Humanities; Ryan Mink, First Place in Math; Hannah Edelen, 2nd Place in Composition & Language Arts; Ben Luckett, 4th Place in Arts & Humanities; Mary Jo Campbell, 5th Place in Composition & Arts & Humanities; Emily Keeter, 5th Place in Science; Sean Grate, 6th Place in Math; and Sarah Murner, 6th Place in Composition.  Way to go, Brain Jackets!

SCHOOL DISTRICT HEALTH PUBLIC HEARING

The annual school district health public hearing will be held Tuesday, November 12th at 6:00 pm in the library at Woodford County Middle School. Community members are invited to attend. For more information, please contact the PE teacher at your child's school.

ATTENDANCE FLAGS AWARDED

Congratulations to Huntertown Elementary School!
They've been awarded the Super Attendance Award
for their October Attendance!
The Wildcats ADA last month was 96.97% earning the right to fly the Flag over their school through the month of November. 
Way to go Huntertown!

Safe Harbor Academy has been awarded the
Most Improved Attendance Award!
 
They improved their attendance in October by 2.5%
over their September attendance.
Congratulations and keep up the good work!

Please find the district-wide average daily attendance below.

Huntertown 96.97%
Northside 96.6%
Southside 96.29%
WCMS 96.16%
Simmons 94.96%
WCHS 94.79%
Safe Harbor 86.53%
District 95.66%

 

TIME CHANGE


TIME TO FALL BACK!

Daylight Savings Time will begin this weekend.  Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour Saturday night!

REMINDER

School will not be in session on Monday, November 4th.
It is a Professional Learning Day for our teachers and staff.

WCHS ACADEMIC TEAM NEWS

Congratulations to the WCHS Academic Team
for their 4th place finish at the
Hoover Invitational Tournament in Birmingham, Alabama!

The Brain Jackets were led in scoring by Luke Allen who finished with the 3rd highest individual score in the tournament.  The top four teams in the tournament advance to the NAQT National Finals in Washington, D.C.

Attendance Flags Awarded

The Super Attendance Flag has been awarded to
Huntertown Elementary School!

The Wildcat's average daily attendance last month was 97.35%.  This has earned them the right to fly the Flag over their school through the month of October.  Congratulations Huntertown!

Safe Harbor Academy has been awarded the
Most Improved Attendance Flag!

They improved their attendance by .63% last month over their August attendance.  Way to go, Safe Harbor!

The district-wide average daily attendance may be found below.

Huntertown 97.35%
Simmons 97.12%
Southside 97.12%
Northside 96.8%
WCMS 96.77%
WCHS 95.86%
Safe Harbor 84.03
District 96.52

 

WCHS News
HAIL WOODFORD!

Congratulations to Woodford County High School! 
State assessments show that WCHS in the 97th percentile earning them the state designation as an official School of Distinction!

Early Release Day


Wednesday, September 18th is an Early Release Day.  Elementary students will be released at 12:45.  Middle and high school students will be released at 1:10.  Safe Harbor students will be released at 1:00.

School Cafeteria News

The WCPS Board of Education approved an increase in the cost of school lunches for the 2013-2014 school year.  They may be found in the table below.  Menus are available each month under Food Service on the WCPS District webpage as well as each individual school webpage.

Elementary $2.25
Middle School $2.50
High School $2.75

 

2013-14 ETC (Explorer Time Company) Registration

Click the ETC Registration link below to gain information about the enrollment process.

ETC Registration 2013-14

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.

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!

 

Super Attendance Flag Awarded

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

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.

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

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.

Woodford READS...."The Mouse and the Motorcycle"

Stack of books
Earlier this week, Mr. Hawkins kicked off our
Woodford READS Program.
Click here to check out pictures of our of kids reading! 

Woodford READS - Coming Soon!!

A picture of a stack of three booksLove reading books with your kids?  Woodford READS is for you!

To support the important foundation of early literacy, we are excited to launch Woodford READS (Read, Explore and Discover Success).  Soon after returning from spring break, a common chapter book will be given to every student in grades PK-5.  The book is the student’s to keep.  Mr. Hawkins will kick off the program by reading the first chapter from the book with a group of students from one of our elementary schools.  This will be videotaped and placed on our website.  What we will then ask is for each family to take a few minutes each night and read a chapter from the book together.  For our preschool and early primary students, a parent, another adult or an older sibling can read the chapter to the child.  This helps expand the student’s vocabulary and build important literacy skills.  For our intermediate students, we would like for the child to read to an adult or even to a younger sibling.  While the book might be below the normal reading level of the child, they can practice reading with fluency and expression.   Be sure to click Read More for additional information below.

School in Session, President's Day

Post-It Note with Remember...
Don't forget!

School will be in session on Monday, February 20th.
This will be the make-up day for our snow day back in January.

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.

 

Holiday Schedule

Important Dates to Remember

No School
Thanksgiving Holiday - Wednesday, November 23rd - Friday, November 25th
Central Office will be closed Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th.
 

No School
Winter Break begins Wednesday, December 21st
Central Office will be closed Friday, December 23rd, Monday, December 26th, Friday,
December 30th and Monday, January 2nd.

Student return on Wednesday, January 4, 2017!

Kids Voting 2016

The Woodford County Kids Voting Steering Committee invites you, the students of Woodford County Schools, to participate in the upcoming Presidential Election on Tuesday, November 8th.  Volunteers will be available to assist students with their paper ballots from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Election Day.  To learn more about this great opportunity to teach our students about the voting and election process,
see the attached flyer.

Early Release Day, Wednesday, September 21st

Post-It Note with paper clipEarly Release Day!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 will be an Early Release Day.
Elementary school students will be released at 12:45.  Middle and high school students will be released at 1:10.  Safe Harbor students will be released at 1:00.

Support WEEF!

The Woodford Education Endowment Foundation (WEEF) is participating in a national on-line giving day on Tuesday, May 24th.  WEEF has long supported our school district by providing wonderful arts experiences for our students and you can be a part of this through your on-line gift.  Again, this event takes place on Tuesday, May 24th and the link to their KYGives site is https://kygives.razoo.com/us/story/Weef.

Thank you for your support!

WCHS Theater presents....

SHREK
THE MUSICAL

Don't miss the opportunity to see this great production!

Performance Dates & Times
Friday, March 11th - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 12th - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 13th - 2:00 p.m.

Friday, March 18th - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 19th - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 20th - 2:00 p.m.

Ticket prices:  Adults - $12, Students - $8

The WCHS Cafeteria doors wil open 30 minutes prior to curtain time.

To learn more about the production and the cast, please visit their website at
www.shrekthemusicalatwchs.weebly.com 

Kindergarten Registration - April 7th & 8th

Woodford County Public Schools will hold kindergarten registration for the
2016-2017 school year on the dates found below:

April 7, 2016, Thursday, 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m.

April 8, 2016, Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Kindergarten registrations will be held at each of our elementary schools. 

Any child who is 5 years of age on or before October 1, 2016 is eligible to enroll in public school kindergarten.

To begin the registration process, please bring the following documentation with you when registering your child:

1.  Proof of Residence
2.  Certified Birth Certificate
3.  Valid Kentucky Immunization Certificate (by August 10, 2016)
4.  Guardianship or custody papers (if applicable)
5,  School Physical Examination Form (within 30 days of enrollment)
6.  Vision Screening (by January 1, 2017)
7.  Child's Social Security Card (optional)
8.  Evidence of Dental Screening or Examination (by January 1, 2017)

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact your child's school.

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.

Simmons Bench Project for Logan Tipton

Simmons Elementary School needs your help!  They are collecting bottle caps and lids to create a bench in memory of Logan Tipton.  He was a kindergarten student at Simmons.  Click here for more information.

Early Release Day

Early Release Day - Wednesday, October 18th

Elementary school students will be released at 12:40.  Middle and high school students will be released at 1:15.  Safe Harbor students will be released at 1:00.

WCMS PRINCIPAL NAMED

Woodford County Public Schools welcomes Tracy Bruno as the new Woodford County Middle School Principal!  Mr. Bruno is coming to WCMS from Nashville, TN.  He is originally from Georgetown, KY and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education in Social Studies from the University of Kentucky, a Master of Arts in Education in Secondary Education from the University of Kentucky, and a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from Tennessee State University.  He started his teaching career in 1999 at Antioch Middle School.  While there he taught 7th grade Geography.  In 2006, he became the Assistant Principal at Two Rivers Middle School where he served for three years.  In 2009, he became the Assistant Principal at Isaac Litton Middle School.  In 2011, he was named Principal of Isaac Litton Middle School.  His wife, Cynthia, is an educator on the elementary level.  They have two sons, Daniel and Davis.  In his spare time he enjoys golf, running, and fishing.  

June 4th Release Time Announced

Last night, the Woodford County Board of Education voted to amend the
current school year's calendar.  The new last day for students will be
Thursday, June 4th.
  In addition, students will be released early on June 4th.
Elementary students will be released at 12:45 p.m.
Middle and high school students will be released at 1:10 p.m.and
Safe Harbor Academy will release at 1:00 p.m.

 

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS MARCH 8th!



Don't forget to set your clocks forward
one hour before going to bed
Saturday night, March 7th.

District Improvement Plan Input Sought

Stakeholder input sought on the District Improvement Plan.  Please send feedback to Martha Collins at martha.collins@woodford.kyschools.us by noon on Dec. 9th, 2014. The feedback will be presented to the improvement plan committee for consideration.  We truly appreciate any feedback provided.

Click on District Improvement Plan above to view document.

Calendar Events

Monday, November 24th
Board of Education Meeting
Woodford County High School
6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 26th through Friday, November 28th
No School
Observance of Thanksgiving Holiday

Attendance Flags Awarded

Congratulations to Huntertown Elementary!
They have been awarded the Super Attendance Flag Award for the month of September.  Their average daily attendance last month was 97.32%.  The flag will proudly fly over their school through the month of October.  Way to Huntertown Wildcats!

The Most Improved Flag goes to Safe Harbor Academy!
  They improved their attendance last month by 3.53%.  Congratulations to Mr. Culbertson, the students and the staff for making attendance a priority!

The district-wide attendance may be seen in the table below.

Huntertown 97.32%
Simmons 96.93%
WCMS 96.76%
Southisde 96.38%
Northside 95.9%
WCHS 95.13%
Safe Harbor 90.91%
District 96.21%

 

Woodford Outstanding Service Award Winners

Each year, WCPS faculty and staff are asked to choose an outstanding classified staff member in their respective areas.  The recipient of the award is chosen because of their work ethic and dedication to their job.  Awards are presented at the annual Opening Day Ceremonies so the entire faculty and staff can share in the celebration.

 

 

 

 

 

 


The winners from left to right are:  April Bruce, WCHS; Marcha Allison, WCMS; Sue Manley, Southside; Wendy Bernard, Simmons (accepted by Kim Haury); Dana Christian, Central Office; Glen Burnett, Facilities & Maintenance; Cynthia Vogelsang, Adult Education; Mary Adams, Huntertown; Julie Brangers, Northside.  The photo is courtesy of the Woodford Sun.

INFINITE CAMPUS PASSWORD CHANGE

Attention Elementary and Middle School Parents

Over the summer, the passwords for Infinite Campus were reset.  The formula for the new passwords will be as follows:
first name initial, last name initial
(all lowercase), and six digit birthdate.
Please note:  The login did not change. 
It is the Student Identification Number. 

If you have any questions, please contact the
Student Information Clerk for your school.

CAREER FAIR FOR PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES

On Tuesday, April 22nd from 4:00-6:00 in the Woodford County High School library there will be a Woodford County Public Schools Career Fair for those interested in employment with our school district. Principals from all schools will be available to discuss current and possible future teacher and support staff vacancies. Please bring your resumes. If you have any questions, please email Garet Wells and garet.wells@woodford.kyschools.us

TIME TO SPRING FORWARD


Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 9th.

Don't forget to set your clocks forward one hour
before going to bed, Saturday night.

NO SCHOOL - Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Woodford County Public Schools are closed Tuesday, March 4, 2014  due to continued hazardous road conditions. 

ONE HOUR DELAY - Wednesday, January 29th

Due to the predicted cold temperatures,
Woodford County Public Schools will be on a one hour delay on Wednesday, January 29, 2014.  Buses will run their routes on a one hour delay.  Dismissal times will remain on their normal schedule.

WCPS Summer Feeding Program

Woodford County Public Schools is once again participating in the Summer Food Service Program.  What does that mean for you?  Any child 18 years of age and under may eat FREE throughout the summer!  Our own WCPS Cafeteria Staff will be serving lunch Monday through Friday at Simmons Elementary from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
This program will run from June 3rd through July 26th! 
This is a great opportunity!  Hope to see you at Simmons this summer!

Attendance Flags Awarded

Congratulations to Huntertown ElementarySchool!
They've won the Super Attendance Flag
for their outstanding August attendance!

The Wildcats earned this award with a 98.33% ADA.
The Flag will proudly fly over their school through the month of September.
Great job, Huntertown!

Hail Woodford!
Woodford County High School has been awarded the
Most Improved Attendance Flag!

They improved their August attendance by 1.76% over their ADA in May.
Way to go, Jackets!

The district-wide daily attendance may be found in the table below.

Huntertown 98.33%
Northside 98.29%
Southside 98.06%
WCMS 98.05%
Simmons 97.74$
WCHS 96.73%
Safe Harbor Academy 83.40%
District 97.51%
   
Last Day of School

Just a reminder....

The last day for students is Wednesday, May 22nd.
It will be an Early Release Day.

Elementary school students will be released at 12:45.
Middle and high school students will be released at 1:10.
Safe Harbor Academy will dismiss at 1:00.

Attendance Flags Awarded

Congratulations to Southside Elementary School!
They've won the Super Attendance Flag for the second month in a row!  The Stallions' received this award due to their outstanding attendance during the month of January.  Their ADA was 96.22% last month.  The flag will proudly fly over their school through the end of the month.   Great job, Southside

Safe Harbor Academy also deserves a round of applause!
Mr. Tackett and his students and staff have been awarded the Most Improved Attendance Flag!  Their average daily attendance improved 4.7% last month over their December attendance.  Congratulations!   Keep up the good work!

 

Announcement: Woodford Academy at Georgetown College

 Woodford County High School Advanced Placement students will get a jump on college through a newly-formed partnership with Georgetown College.   This partnership will allow Woodford County High School students to earn up to 18 hours of college credit. 

In the fall of 2014, a pilot group of 15 students who meet appropriate prerequisites will be given the opportunity to enroll in college 200-level liberal arts as well as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics(STEM) courses at Georgetown.  Beginning in the fall of 2015, up to 40 Woodford County AP students may enroll through the Academy. 

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, all interested families are invited to attend a meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library on April 30th.

•  Read the Georgetown College Press Release

 

First Lady Jane Beshear visits WCHS!

First Lady Jane Beshear visited Woodford County High School to promote literacy in the schools.  She spoke to a group of students who had checked out more than 200 books and answered questions about the importance of reading in becoming a lifelong learner.  Students showed First Lady Beshear different ways they utilize their iPad to read, including checking out books digitally using WCHS's E-Shelf.

Mark Your Calendars!

Monday, February 4th
NO SCHOOL
Professional Learning Day for Staff

Monday, February 18th
SCHOOL IS IN SESSION!
First Make-Up Snow Day

Tuesday, February 19th
The Woodford County Board of Education will hold a Planning Session.  The meeting will be held in the Central Office Board Room at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, February 25th
The Woodford County Board of Education will have its regular monthly meeting.  The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room.  The public is invited to attend.

 

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.

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.
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

RAP Support Group Meetings

Are you raising a child of a relative?
If so, you are invited to join us for a monthly support group to learn about resources and ideas in your role as acting parent/guardian.  The next meeting will take place on Monday, November 13th from 6:30 - 7:30 at the Woodford County Public Library.  Please mark your calendars as this group will meet on the second Monday of every month through May of 2018.  This flyer will provide more information regarding this program.  We hope you can join us!

WCHS Future YellowJackets Basketball Camp

YellowJacket Logo
Sign Up Now!

WCHS Basketball Coach Ryan Wilson is offering a Future YellowJackets Basketball Camp this summer!  Sessions are available for ages Kindergarten through 8th Grade.  This will be the only camp offered this summer so don't miss out on this great opportunity!

 

June 12 - 15
Grade K - 5
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Grades 5 - 8
12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

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

Super Attendance Flag Awarded

Congratulations to Huntertown Elementary School!
They've once again been awarded the Super Attendance Flag!
Their average daily attendance last month was 95.39%.  Way to go, Wildcats!

Super Attendance Flag for December Awarded

Congratulations to Huntertown Elementary School!
They've been awarded the Super Attendance Flag Award for the month of December.  The Wildcats attendance last month was 96.14%.
Way to go Huntertown!

The Most Improved Flag goes to Woodford County High School!
According to our Director of Pupil of Personnel, the Yellowjackets had their highest attendance percentage in a December in at least the last seven years, if not more!
Congratulations WCHS!

The district-wide attendance can be found in the table below.

Huntertown 96.14%
Southside 96.01%
Simmons 95.43%
WCHS 95.31%
WCMS 94.66%
Northside 93.84%
Safe Harbor 89.14%
District 95.19%

 

Attendance Flags Awarded

Congratulations to Huntertown Elementary School!
They have been awarded the Super Attendance Flag for their October attendance.
Their average daily attendance last month was 97.15% earning them the right to fly the Super Attendance Flag
over their school through the end of November.
Way to go, Wildcats!

The Most Improved Flag goes to Safe Harbor Academy!
They improved their attendance in October by 5.97% over the previous month.
Congratulations to Mr. Culbertson and his crew at Safe Harbor!

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Volunteers Needed for Local Planning Committee

Blue and green box with LPCWe Need You!

The Woodford County Board of Education is seeking volunteer community and business leaders as members of the Local Planning Committee.  The purpose of the Local Planning Committee is to develop a new District Facilities Plan.  Volunteer members must be residents of Woodford County.  The final selection of committee members will be made by the Woodford County Board of Education.  Committee members will participate in at least three Local Planning Committee meetings and at least three Local Public Forums.  Interested parties should send a “Letter of Interest” by September 30, 2016 to Scott Hawkins, Superintendent, Woodford County Board of Education, 330 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, KY  40383.

First Ever WCHS Yearbook Yard Sale!

Need an old yearbook?  Here's your chance!

The yearbook room is moving and can no longer store old yearbooks, so we're have a one time only yearbook yard sale. All old yearbooks, going back to 2012, will be sold for $10. Seniors who didn't order this year's book, can get it, plus 2015, 2014, and 2013 for $95. If you already bought a book, but didn't get your freshman through junior books, you can get the whole bundle for $30. Single books can also be purchased. Books can be purchased BEFORE or AFTER school Monday or Tuesday next week. Contact dan.ruff@woodford.kyschools.us if you have questions.

Lights Out! Blindfold 5K - April 23rd

Safe Harbor Academy and Spark Versailles invite you to participate in the Lights Out! Blindfold 5K!

9:00 a.m., April 23, 2016
Simmons Elementary School

This event will benefit the Freeman Foundation.  The Foundation's mission is to raise awareness for the needs and potential of those with a disability by promoting the truth that disability does not equal inability!

For registration information and more, click here

WCHS Senior Yearbook Ads

Senior parents, employers of seniors, and friends of seniors, please consider supporting your senior by advertising in the 2016 yearbook.  Follow this link for information on how to purchase a senior ad.

Ads are due by February 29, 2016.

Super Attendance Flags Awarded

The Super Attendance Flag for December has been awarded to
Huntertown Elementary School!

Their average daily attendance last month was 95.67%  Congratulations Huntertown Wildcats!

The Most Improved Flag goes to Woodford County High School!
They improved their attendance last month by 1.91%  Hail Woodford!

AND....For the first time this school year, the district-wide average daily attendance was higher in December than in November (94.47%) and higher than the corresponding month last year (December 2014, 93.73%).

 

 

SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM

Woodford County Public Schools will be participating in the Summer Feeding  Program again this year!  Any child under the age of 18 can eat breakfast and lunch FREE!  These meals will be served at Simmons Elementary School and Woodford County High School beginning June 22nd through July 24th.  Breakfast will be served 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. and lunch will be served 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  We hope you can join us!

Click here for more information.

Special Programming at Northside Elementary

The Woodford County Board of Education is considering special programming options at Northside Elementary to begin in the 2016-2017 school year.  Our desire is for this programming to be available to any elementary student in Woodford County.  We want your feedback to determine the feasibility of different options.  Examples of special programs may include specific subject areas or special areas (leadership, media arts, etc.).  Please take a minute to share with us programming you would be interested in for your child and any other thoughts you may have.

Click here to begin special programming survey. Please complete the survey by June 4th, 2015.

Thank you for your input.

Super Attendance Flags Awarded

Congratulations to Southside Elementary!
The Southside Stallions have been awarded the Super Attendance Flag for their outstanding attendance in November!

The Most Improved Flag goes to Woodford County High School!
Way to go, YellowJackets!

The district-wide average daily attendance can be found in the table below.

Southside 95.75%
Simmons 95.59%
WCMS 95.24%
Northside 94.75%
WCHS 94.29%
Huntertown 94.19%
Safe Harbor 86.10%
District 94.82%

 

Super Attendance Flag Awarded

The Super Attendance Flag for October has been awarded to
Huntertown Elementary School!

Their average daily attendance last month was 96.45%.  Congraulations!

The district-wide attendance can be found in the table below.

Huntertown 96.45%
Southside 96.2%
Simmons 96.08%
WCMS 95.91%
Northside 95.79%
WCHS 94.27%
Safe Harbor 89.12%
District 95.48%

 

Daylight Savings Time Ends

Clock with hands going backwardIt's time to "fall back" one hour!

Daylight Savings Time will end on Sunday, November 6th.
Don't forget to set your clocks back 1 hour
before going to bed Saturday night.

Upcoming Calendar Events

Monday, October 27th
The Woodford County Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting
at Simmons Elementary School.  The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m.
The public is invited to attend.

Monday, November 3rd
No School
Professional Development Day for Faculty and Staff

Tuesday, November 4th
No School
Election Day
 

Teacher of the Year Award

A WCPS Teacher is chosen each year to receive the Teacher of the Year Award for their school.  The recipient is given this award to honor their love and dedication for the students they teach as well as the other roles they play to make their school the best it can be.


The winners from left to right are:  Regina Taylor, WCHS; Tiffany Carson, WCMS; Meagan Carroll, Southside; Megan Eaves, Simmons; Tonya Steele, Northside; Susan Tracy, Huntertown; Tammy Bramlett, Adult Education.  The photo is courtesy of the Woodford Sun.

ATTENDANCE FLAGS AWARDED

Congratulations to Southside Elementary School!
The Southside Stallions have been awarded the Super Attendance Flag for their outstanding March attendance!  Their ADA last month was 96.45%.  The flag will proudly fly over their school through the month of April.  Way to go, Southside!

The Most Improved Attendance Flag stays with Safe Harbor Academy!  Congratulations to Mr. Tackett, his students and staff!

The district-wide attendance can be found in the table below.

Southside 96.45%
Northside 96.04%
Simmons 95.99%
Huntertown 95.75%
WCMS 95.58%
WCHS 94.56%
Safe Harbor 89.50%
District 95.42%

 

Kindergarten Registration: Coming Soon to a School Near You!


The Woodford County Public Schools will be holding
Kindergarten Registration for the 2014-2015 School Year
on the dates listed below. 

March 13, 2014 Thursday 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m.
March 14, 2014 Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Registration will be held at Huntertown, Northside, Simmons and Southside elementary schools.  For more important information, please click the icon in the lower left hand corner.

Woodford Staff Wellness Challenge


It's time for the
Woodford County Public Schools' family
to get fit and join the
Woodford Wellness Challenge! 

Here's how it works:

  1. Establish a baseline health assessment for each building (2/19-2/26).
               Initial check:  February 26
               Progress checks:  March 26 and April 23.
               Final check:  May 21
  2. Pay $5 to your PE Teacher and sign the multiple receipt form.
  3. Fill out registration form.
  4. Benefits include:  free pedometer, free Humana Vitality help, blood lipid profile from Woodford County Health Department (fees may apply).
  5. Prizes!!

Here's an informational flyer too!  Check it out!

 

Woodford County Public Schools Survey

Woodford County Public Schools would like to give our community an opportunity to share your views concerning our school district.  Please take a few moments to fill out our survey.  Click here to be redirected to the survey.  Thank you in advance for participating.  We appreciate your input! 

Para ver la encuesta en español, haga clic aquí

WCHS Student Named Distinguished Young Woman 2013

Woodford County High School student, Ellen Ward, was recognized at the February Board Meeting for being selected as the Distinguished Young Woman 2013 for the state of Kentucky.  The Distinguished Young Women program, formerly known as Junior Miss, a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent in young women.  Ellen won $5,800 in scholarships and will represent the Commonwealth in the National finals in Mobile, Alabama in late June.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Remember to Mark Your Calendars

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

Safe Harbor Fundraiser

Picture of Napa Prime LogoWe need your help!

Here's your chance to have a great meal and help our students too!  Napa Prime wil donate 25% of their sales on Tuesday, November 14th to Safe Harbor Academy.  To make sure our kids get the help they need,
give this flyer to your server when you visit Napa Prime.

Thank you for helping our students!

Super Attendance Flag Awarded

Congratulations to Northside Elementary School!
The Thoroughbreds have been awarded the Super Attendance Flag for their May attendance!
The ADA at Northside last month was 97.32% earning them the right to fly the flag over their school throughout the summer.  Way to go Northside!

The Most Improved Flag goes to Safe Harbor Academy!
Congratulations to Mr. Culbertson, his students and his staff!

The district-wide attendance can be found in the table below.

Northside 97.32%
Huntertown 97.16%
Southside 96.77%
Simmons 95.98%
WCMS 95.5%
WCHS 91.34%
Safe Harbor 88.3%
District 94.71%

 

Woodford READS Kickoff!

Mr. Stack of booksHawkins kicks off Woodford READS!

Woodford READS (Read, Explore and Discover Success) launched on April 17th with Mr. Hawkins reading Chapter 1 of The Mouse and the Motorcycle to our kindergarten students at Simmons Elementary.  Please check out the video of our kickoff event.  Please take a few minutes to read one chapter a night from the book as a family.  If you want to take a picture or video of you reading with your child, feel free to send those to Liz Pitcher at liz.pitcher@woodford.kyschools.us.  We would love to put these on our website.

We are excited about Woodford READS and the benefits it can provide to our kids.
 

Local Planning Committee Meeting Scheduled

Local Planning Committee LogoMark your calendars!

The Woodford County Public Schools Local Facilities Planning Committee will meet at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22nd, Southside Elementary School at 1300 Troy Pike, Versailles, in the library. The Committee will be available to receive comments during the 2nd public forum at 5:45 p.m. immediately after the meeting.

Kindergarten entry change to begin 2017-2018 school year!

Important information for incoming kindergarten students:  Per the Kentucky Department of Education, beginning with the 2017-2018 academic school, any student turning 5 years old by August 1st will be eligible to enter kindergarten.  This date was previously October 1st.  For more information regarding this change, please see the letter from our district here.

If your child will not be 5 years old by August 1st and you would like to be considered for early entry into kindergarten, please complete this Early Entry Application Form.

2017-2018 School Calendar

Recently the Woodford County Board of Education approved the school calendar for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Please keep in mind this calendar is subject to change based upon any possible school calendar legistlation introduced and passed during the next session of the Kentucky General Assembly in 2017.  To view the approved calendar for 2017-2018, please click here.

High Attendance Day Winner

Congratulations to Northside Elementary School!
Among all the elementary schools in our region, the Thoroughbreds had the highest attendance on High Attendance Day back in September.
The counties included in our region are Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Franklin, Harrison, Jessamine, Mercer, Nicholas and Scott as well as
Burgin, Danville, Frankfort, and Paris Independent Schools.  Way to go, Northside!

Resources for Student Reading Success!

Each month, our friends at Resources for Educators, make available wonderful resources for parents/guardians to become involved in their student's reading success.  These publications are called Reading Connection:  Tips for Reading Success and Early Years:  Working Together For A Great Start.  Included are fun activities and ideas designed to help your student learn to love to read.  The September release, available in English and Espanõl, can be found in the links found below.  In the months to come, these resources will be available on our Curriculum & Instruction page.  Please be sure to visit their page for new resources every month.  Let's make our kids great readers!

Reading Connection - September 2016 (Conexión de la lectura)
English Version
Version en espanõl

Early Years - September 2016 (Primeros años)
English Version
Version en espanõl

Important End of Year Dates

Dates to Remember

Middle School Orientation Night for Incoming 6th Graders
Thursday, May 12th - 6:00 p.m.
WCMS Gym

No School
Tuesday, May 17th

Professional Development Day for Faculty and Staff

WCHS Senior Baccalaureate Services
Sunday, May 22nd - 6:00 p.m.

King's Way Assembly of God

Fifth Grade Celebration/Graduation
Monday, May 23rd

Huntertown Elementary and Southside Elementary

Fifth Grade Celebration/Graduation
Tuesday, May 24th

Northside Elementary and Simmons Elementary

8th Grade Promotion Celebration
Tuesday, May 24th - 10:00 a.m.

WCMS Gym

Last Day of Classes for Students
Tuesday, May 24th

WCHS Graduation
Saturday, May 28th - 6:00 p.m.

Frankfort Civic Center

SPARK Versailles


Mark your calendars to attend SPARK!

April 8th -  6 PM to 10 PM
April 9th - 11 AM to 10 PM
April 10th - 12 PM to 5 PM

The WCHS Community Activitism Class is hard at work preparing for this annual festival.  Spark is student run and will host a number of local vendors and entrepreneurs in downtown Versailles.  Spark was created with the goal to aid local businesses and help stimulate our economy.  It is a vision of what downtown Versailles could be with revived businesses:  a place to have food and fun, to listen to music and meet with friends, and to enjoy yourself.

Spark will feature the musical talents of Caleb Florence, Coralee and the Townies, Funkabilly and more!

Visit their website sparkversailles.com to learn more about the event.

 

 

School Calendar Adjustments - Snow Make-Up Days

Due to the recent school cancellations due to inclement weather,
the following adjustments have been made to the school calendar.

School will now be in session Monday, February 15th
January 20th cancellation

School will now be in session on Monday, March 7th
January 22nd cancellation.

Super Attendance Flags Awarded

Congratulations to Huntertown Elementary! 
They have been awarded the Super Attendance Flag for their November attendance.  Last month their ADA was 96.25%.  The Huntertown Wildcats will proudly fly the flag over their school through the end of the month!  Way to go!

The Most Improved Flag goes to Safe Harbor Academy!
They improved their attendance by.50% last month.  Congratulations!

The district-wide attendance can be found in the table below.

Huntertown 96.25%
Simmons 95.60%
Northside 95.28%
WCMS 95.06%
Southside 94.70%
WCHS 92.91%
Safe Harbor 85.68%
District 94.47%

 

District Improvement Plan for 2016-2017 Approved

Recently the Woodford County Board of Education approved the WCPS Comprehensive Distirct Improvement Plan for 2016-2017.  Click here to review the plan.  If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to the Curriculum & Instruction Department at 859-879-4600, extension 2105 or email jimmy.brehm@woodford.kyschools.us.

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.

SUPER ATTENDANCE FLAG AWARDED

Congratulations to Northside Elementary!
They've been awarded the Super Attendance Flag for their May and June attendance.  The Thoroughbreds' attendance was 96.88%.  They will proudly fly the flag over their school throughout the summer.

The Most Improved Flag goes to Safe Harbor Academy!
They improved their attendance by 3.39%.
Congratulations to Mr. Culbertson and his staff!

The district-wide attendance can be found in the table below.

Northside 96.88%
Southside 96.46%
Simmons 96.38%
WCMS 95.73%
WCHS 94.83%
Huntertown 94.21%
Safe Harbor 92.07%
District 95.45%
WCPS in The Lane Report

Woodford County Public Schools
ranks 8th in national competiton!

WCPS was featured recently in The Lane Report regarding our engergy conservation.  Please click here to see the article.

CUSTOMER SERVICE SURVEY

Tell us how we are doing.
If you would like to take a customer service survey, please click on the below link.

Customer Service Survey

WCHS BrainJackets

Congratulations to the WCHS Academic Team for their performance in Alabama over the past weekend.  The A & B teams placed third and fourth respectively in the Hoover Invitational Tournament in Birmingham.  That makes three straight top four finishes in regional tournaments and now both the A & B teams have qualified for nationals. Also, congratulations to Luke and Seth Allen for winning individual awards at each tournament in which those stats were compiled.  The team also continues to lead the state in Goldenrod Cup standings (a new state academic team competition involving seven tournaments over the course of the year.

Preschool Screening

Woodford Preschool Program will have another PRESCHOOL SCREENING DAY this Friday October 17 from 8am until Noon at Southside Elementary. Children should be at least 3 years old to attend and appointments are required. Screening takes about 45 minutes and reviews developmental areas such as speech, movement, vision, hearing and cognitive skills. Call our office at 879-4699 as soon as possible to sign up. Results of screening can determine if students qualify for free preschool or services.

PARENT SURVEY

For the past several years, the Woodford County Board of Education has adopted an instructional calendar based largely on the recommendations of the calendar committee.  The calendar committee consists of employees representing different schools and job classifications as well as students and parents.  The calendar committee will begin its work drafting the 15-16 school year instructional calendar in a few months. One item on the calendar that traditionally is discussed at length is fall break.  For many years it has been a full week break.  However, the committee often gets feedback about adjusting the duration of fall break.  Since it has been quite some time since the opinions of our stakeholders were formally surveyed in great detail, we are requesting your opinion.  In short, we want to know if given a choice, would you like fall break to remain a week or would you prefer fall break be a long weekend (i.e. off on Thursday and Friday before the weekend or off the Friday before and Monday after the weekend).  While your feedback is greatly appreciated, rest assured that individual survey results will not be shared with the committee.  Only the overall totals of those voting for a week and the overall totals of those voting for a long weekend will be shared.   Please visit the following link to complete the survey.  Thanks!  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZRDZMWB

ATTENDANCE FLAGS AWARDED

Congratulations to Northside Elementary School!
They've been awarded the Super Attendance Flag for their outstanding February attendance.  The Thoroughbreds ADA last month was 96.3%.  The flag will proudly over their school through the month of March!  Great job, Northside!

The Most Improved Flag will stay with Safe Harbor Academy!
Congratulations!

The district-wide average daily attendance can be found in the table below.

Northside 96.3%
Southside 96.15%
Huntertown 96.0%
Simmons 95.49%
WCHS 95.43%
WCMS 95.29%
Safe Harbor 88.82%
District 95.57%

 

CHANGES TO SCHOOL DAY SCHEDULE

At the February 24th board of education meeting, the Woodford County school board approved two recommendations for making up school days missed due to inclement weather.  Those two recommendations were going to school on Memorial Day, which will now occur due to the missed day on Feb. 26th, and adding 30 minutes to the school day for 12 days to make up each additional day.  We have tried to manage the calendar and take advantage of every make-up day possible with the goal of June 6th being the last student day.  With summer camps, summer vacation plans and the many other activities that begin the second week of June, we fully understand that this would not be the best situation for anyone.   With the latest day missed we now are to the point of adding the additional time to the school day.  The plan for the additional 30 minutes would be as follows:

  • Each school would start 5 minutes earlier than the normal start time.
  • The dismissal time would be 25 minutes later than the normal dismissal time.
  • The adjusted times would begin March 13th.
  • March 13th-March 28th would make up one snow day.
  • Bus pick-up times would be 2-3 minutes earlier than normal.
  • The adjusted schedule would continue after spring break if needed.  Details will be provided in follow-up communications.

Should any legislative relief be offered, this will be considered at the March or April board meeting.  We will continue to monitor the session for any updates.

PRESCHOOL SCREENINGS

Woodford County Preschool Program will hold free
developmental screenings for 3 and 4 year old children on
Friday, January 31st from 8 am - noon

at Southside Elementary.

(In case of a snow day on the 31st, screening will be held on February 7th.)

Screening takes about 45 minutes and will cover physical, cognitive, communication, and social development. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 879-4699. Screening can determine is a student is on track to be school ready when they enter Kindergarten. Students should be at least three by the day of screening to attend. Preschool provides free services to 3 year olds who have special needs and 4 year olds who meet free/reduced lunch guidelines. For more information about about our preschool program please click here: http://www.woodfordschools.org/school_home.aspx?schoolID=7 . For more information about what it means to be school-ready, click here: http://kidsnow.ky.gov/School%20Readiness/Pages/default.aspx

Public Hearing - District Facilities Plan

The Woodford County Board of Education will conduct a public hearing to receive comments on the District's Facility Plan at 6:45 p.m. on Monday, April 22, 2013 at Huntertown Elementary  School, 120 Woodburn Hall Road, in the gymnasium.

Simmons Academic Team News!

Simmons Wins 2013 Regional Governor’s Cup Championship!

Simmons Elementary was the overall champion at the Region 20 Elementary Governor’s Cup Academic Competition hosted by Nicholasville Elementary on March 19 & 23!  Twelve schools from Woodford, Anderson, Mercer, and Jessamine Counties competed at the event held at the Jessamine Career and Technology Center. The Simmons Quick Recall team placed 1st, and the Simmons Future Problem Solving team placed 2nd.  Competing for the Quick Recall team were Derek Forte, Joe Kowalke, Ashlyn Martin, Michael Halpryn, Lauren Watercutter, Macey Wade, Sam Hite, and Jaid Goh.  Competing for the Future Problem Solving Team were Derek Forte, Morgan Elmore, Sam Hite, and Sophie Hill.  Earning individual awards for Simmons were: Joe Kowalke, 1st in science and 5th in math; Ashlyn Martin, 2nd in arts & humanities and 3rd in social studies; Derek Forte, 2nd in math; Morgan Elmore, 2nd in language arts; and Meghan Denton, 4th in language arts.

Simmons was also the overall winner at the District 77 Elementary Governor’s Cup Competition held at Southside Elementary on Feb. 26 and March 2.  At that event, the Simmons Quick Recall team placed first and their Future Problem Solving team placed second.  Other schools participating at that event were Southside and Northside Elementaries.

On March 18, the Simmons Academic Team competed in the Knowledge Master Open, an online quiz bowl tournament.  Simmons placed 26th out of 185 teams from elementary schools around the world!

Way to go Bulldogs!

Facilities Planning Committee Meeting

The Woodford County Public Schools Local Facilities Planning Committee will meet at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, March 11th at the Woodford County Board of Education office, 330 Pisgah Pike, in the second floor conference room. After a brief 30 minute meeting, the committee will tour all the school facilities throughout the district.

Facilities Planning Committee Meeting Announcement Schoolhouse in the Fall with students running inside

The Woodford County Public Schools Local Facility Planning Committee will meet at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28th at the Woodford County Board of Education.  It is located at 330 Pisgah Pike.  The meeting will be held in the 2nd floor conference room.  A public forum will be held at 5:30 p.m. following the meeting.

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.

Super Attendance Flag Awarded

Congratulations to Huntertown Elementary...again!
The Super Attendance Flag has been awarded to their school
for their outstanding October Attendance!

The Wildcats ADA last month was 97.16% earning them the right to fly the flag over their school through the end of this month.  Way to go, Huntertown!

To see the district-wide average daily attendance, please click Read More in the left corner below.

WCPS STLP goes to State!

Student Technology Leadership Program Logo#STLP17 State Championship

On Wednesday, April 12th, our elementary Student Technology Leadership Program students competed in the 2017 STLP State Championship.  The event was held in Heritage Hall and spilled over into Rupp Arena.  Imagine 9,000 students under one roof competing in events like Digital Photography, Website Design, Photo On Demand, Newscast, Sphero Hero (robotics), Bench Challenge, just to name a few. 

Woodford County, as always, was represented well!  Northside Elementary students Zoe Ratliff and Nolan Yost were state champions in their events.  Zoe won in Website Design and Nolan won in Photo On Demand (Reach for the Stars).  Simmons Elementary was represented by their awesome news crew.  Huntertown Elementary students won blue ribbons for their robotics projects. 

Be sure to click Read More below to view picture from the event!

Superintendent's Flag Awarded

Congratulations to Huntertown Elementary!
They've been awarded the Superintendent's High Attendance Flag
for their outstanding attendance in August!

The Wildcats ADA last month was 97.94% earning them the right to proudly fly the flag over their school through the end of this month.
Way to go, Huntertown!

The district-wide attendance may be found in the table below.

Huntertown 97.94%
Simmons 97.73%
Northside 97.72%
Southside 97.23%
WCMS 96.80%
WCHS 96.03%
Safe Harbor 90.90%
District 96.87%

 

WCHS ranked in Top Ten Best High Schools in Kentucky

Congratulations to Woodford County High School!

Recently U.S. News reviewed 28,561 public schools in the United States.  Kentucky had 92 schools to make their rankings.  Of those 92, our very own Woodford County High School was ranked the 7th Best High School in the State! 

Hail Woodford!

For more information regarding the ranking of the U.S. News Best High Schools in Kentucky, click here.. 

NOTICE OF DESTRUCTION OF RECORDS

In accordance with state and federal regulations implementing IDEA, the WCPS Special Education will destroy personally identifiable information related to special education services.  Please click here for more details.

OPEN ENROLLMENT OPTION

The Woodford County Board of Education recently approved an open enrollment option for families.   This option allows for the parent/guardian of any elementary aged student living in Woodford County to request enrollment at Northside Elementary, regardless of current address. 

If you are interested in enrolling your child/children in Northside Elementary for the 2015-2016 school year, please click here for the enrollment form

 Please complete this process by June 5th, 2015 to receive full consideration for Northside enrollment.  Once you have completed the request process, you will receive a follow up contact within a few weeks after June 5th with further instructions.  If you have any questions about this process, please contact me at 879-4600 or garet.wells@woodford.kyschools.us

REDISTRICTING SUGGESTIONS



We want to hear from you!
If you have suggestions that you would like our committee to consider regarding redistricting, please e-mail them to redistricting@woodford.kyschools.us.

Community Survey

The Woodford County Public Schools Community Education Program wants to learn more about the needs of Woodford County citizens.  The goal is to increase the quality of life and learning in Woodford County.  Please take a few minutes to complete the online survey found at http://Surveymonkey.com/s/WoodfordCE.  Thank you for your input!

ATTENDANCE FLAGS AWARDED

Southside Elementary has won the first
Super Attendance Flag of the 2014-2015 school year!

The Stallions have received this award because of their outstanding attendance of 98.12% for the month of August.  The Flag will proudly fly over their school through the month of September.
Congratulations to Mr. McAllister, his students and his staff!

The Most Improved Flag goes to Woodford County Middle School!
Their attendance improved 1.52% over the last month of school last school year.  Way to go, WCMS Tigers!

The district-wide average daily attendance may be found in the table below.

Southside 98.12%
Northside 97.95%
Huntertown 97.79%
Simmons 97.36%
WCMS 97.24%
WCHS 96.04%
Safe Harbor 87.38%
District 97.04%

 

AMENDED SCHOOL CALENDAR

On Monday, February 24th, the Woodford County Board of Education amended the 2013-2014 school calendar.  The changes are as follows:

Friday, March 21st KEA DAY SCHOOL IN SESSION
Tuesday, May 20th Election Day NO CLASSES,TEACHERS ONLY
Monday, May 26th Memorial Day SCHOOL IN SESSION
Friday, June 6th   LAST DAY FOR STUDENTS

 

Camp Invention
Camp Invention is returning to Southside Elementary this summer, June 10 – 14!  Camp Invention is a hands-on, science camp where students use their imagination and creativity to create inventions that really work! Register on or before March 28th to receive $25 off the base price.  Availability is limited, so visit www.campinvention.org to register now or contact Jeremy Reynolds at for more information. (All Woodford County Staff receives $30 off)

 

Super Attendance Flags Awarded
They have been awarded the Super Attendance Flag for their November attendance.
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. 

Pension Proposal Informational Meeting

Keeping the Promise LogoInformational Meeting with Mr. Hawkins

On Tuesday, October 24th, Mr. Hawkins met with several faculty and staff regarding the recent proposed changes to teacher retirement.  If you were unable to attend, you may view the video by click 'Read More' in the lower left hand corner of this article. 

There will be a rally in the Woodford County High School Library  beginning at 5:00 on Thursday, October 26th.  Several legislators have been invited to attend.  We hope to see you there!

Super Attendance Flag Awarded for March

Congratulations to Simmons Elementary!!
They are the winner of the Super Attendance Flag for their March Attendance!

The Bulldogs ADA last month was 95.62% earning them the right to fly the flag over their school through the month of April.
Way to go, Simmons!

The Most Improved Flag goes to Northside Elementary!
They improved their attendance last month by 2.62%.
Great job, Thoroughbreds!

The district-wide average daily attendance can be seen in the table below.

Simmons 95.62%
Southside 95.39%
WCMS 94.63%
Huntertown 94.44%
Northside 93.56%
WCHS 93.51%
Safe Harbor 90.22%
District 94.35%

 

SUPER ATTENDANCE FLAGS AWARDED

Congratulations to Northside Elementary School!
They've been awarded the Super Attendance Award for their April attendance.
The Thoroughbreds average daily attendance last month was 96.92%.  The flag will proudly fly over their school through the month of May.  Way to go, Northside!

The Most Improved Attendance Awards goes to Safe Harbor Academy!
They improved their attendance by 3.78% last month!  Congraulations!

The district-wide average daily attendance can be found below.

Northside 96.92%
Southside 96.81%
Huntertown 96.58%
WCMS 95.93%
Simmons 95.87%
WCHS 95.07%
Safe Harbor 88.68%
District 95.88%

 

REDISTRICTING FINALIZED

On Monday, April 27, the Woodford County Board of Education finalized the redistricting plans for the 2015-2016 school year.
To see the final plans, please click the "Read More" below.
To see the new Boundary map, click here.

 

S.T.O.P. Tipline


The Woodford County Public Schools is committed to providing a safe and orderly learning environment for all our students.  In an effort to address behaviors and concerns that may negatively impact this committment, we have recently implemented the S.T.O.P. Tipline. 

Immunization Certificate and Physical Exam Reminder

Attention Parents of Current 5th Grade Students

This is a reminder that KRS 158.035 requires a valid Kentucky Immunization Certificate and Physical Examination be submitted prior to entry into 6th grade.  If you have already completed this required step, you are more than welcome to submit those to your current elementary school at this time.  Those records will transfer to Woodford County Middle School with your child’s other records.  If you have not yet made your appointments, you are encouraged to do so soon to avoid any unnecessary complications such as a restriction from attending school which the above referenced law requires.  If you have any questions, please contact your school nurse.

Super Attendance Flag Awarded!

Congratulations to Huntertown Elementary School!
They have been awarded the Super Attendance Flag!
The average daily attendance for the Huntertown Wildcats was 95.78% last month.  As their reward, the flag will proudly fly over their school through the month of March.  Congratulations to Ms. Kaiser, her students and her staff!

Congratulations to Safe Harbor!
They continue to hold the Most Improved Flag!

 

Self-Advocacy Skills for Gifted Students Raised hands

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

High Attendance Day Regional Winner

A picture of a yellowjacket logoCongratulations to Woodford County High School!

The Yellowjackets attendance on High Attendance Day (September 20th) was the highest in Region 15!  This region includes 13 surrounding counties including Anderson, Franklin, Frankfort Independent, Harrison, Jessamine and Scott. 

First Annual Attendance Madness Final Results

Our Attendance Madness has drawn to a close and the

Northside Elementary Kindergarten Class
is our big winner!

Congratulations to Mr. Asher and his K kids!

The final bracket can be seen here.  

 

Super Attendance Flag Awarded

Congratulations to Huntertown Elementary!
They've been awarded the Super Attendance Flag again for November.
Their average daily attendance last month was 96.65%.
Way to go Huntertown Wildcats!

The district-wide attendance can be found below.

Huntertown 96.65%
Simmons 96.38%
Northside 95.25%
WCMS 94.86%
Southside 94.20%
WCHS 93.75%
Safe Harbor 90.94%
District 94.76%
CALENDAR REMINDERS

Monday, September 1st
No Classes
Labor Day

Wednesday,September 17th
Early Release Day
Elementary students will be released at 12:45.  Middle and high school students will be released at 1:10.  Safe Harbor Academy will be released at 1:00.

 

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.

Local Planning Committee

Local Planning Committe Logo
Local Planning Committee Meeting – District Facilities Plan

The Woodford County Public Schools Local Facilities Planning Committee will meet at 5:20 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Woodford Co. High School, 180 Frankfort St, in the library.

Public Forum – District Facilities Plan

The Woodford County Public Schools Local Facilities Planning Committee will be available to receive comments during the 3rd public forum at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 2017 at Woodford Co. High School, 180 Frankfort St, in the library.

Public Hearing – District Facilities Plan

The Woodford County Board of Education will conduct a public hearing to receive comments on the District’s Facility Plan at 6:45 p.m. on
Monday, April 17, 2017
, at the Woodford Co Board of Education Central Office located at 330 Pisgah Pike, in the second floor conference room.

Facilities Planning Committee Meeting

The Woodford County Public Schools Local Facilities Planning Committee will meet at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, at Huntertown Elementary School located at 120 Woodburn Hall Rd, in the library. The Committee will be available to receive comments during the 2nd public forum at 5:30 p.m. immediately after the meeting.

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