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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

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).

 

 
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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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!

 

Attendance March Madness Results Attendance list


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

The backet results for the entire competition can be seen here

Talking to Children About Violence Picture of yellow lockers

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

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

Kindergarten Early Entry Kindergarten student using an ipad

Kindergarten Early Entry
 

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

Preschool Inclement Weather
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

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

 

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! 

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.  

 

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.

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.

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.

 

NTI DAY PACKET ONLINE

PRESCHOOL NTI DAY PACKET FOR FAMILIES

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!

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!

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.

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.
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.

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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

First Day of Preschool

The first day of school for Preschool students will be Monday, August 25, 2014.

 

 

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.

 

STATE PRESCHOOL AGE REQUIREMENTS CHANGE

Beginning with the 2014-15 School Year, to be eligible for FREE Preschool under income guidelines, students must be 4 years old on or before August 1, 2014.  If you have any questions regarding this change please contact Clarita Murphy at the preschool office at 879-4699. 

NO SCHOOL - Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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

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

 

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!

 

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.

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.

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 - 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.

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.

Preschool Start Date

Preschool classes will begin Tuesday, September 3rd.  Home visits will begin the week of August 19th.  Your child's teacher will be contacting you soon to schedule a visit.

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

A NEW LOOK for 2013-14!!

 NEW LOCATIONS!          NEW TIMES!      NEW & IMPROVED BENEFITS!

      

End of Year Celebration

 

End of Year Celebration

May 15, 2013

AM Session:  11:00 am      PM Session  3:00 pm

 

               Short program and Refreshments:  Please RSVP to your child's teacher.

Free Preschool Screening

FREE PRESCHOOL SCREENING

The Woodford County Preschool will conduct free preschool screenings for the 2014-15 school year on Friday April 25th.  Please call 879-4699  for an appointment time. Children need to be at least 3 years old.  The screening will take place at Southside Elementary located at 1300 Troy Pike, Versailles.   Based on the outcome, children may be eligible for free preschool services.

Family Fun Night

Join us for our

Family Fun Night

 Thursday, March 14th

6:00 - 7:30 PM

at the

Woodford Co. Early Childhood Center

 

 

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.

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.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Remember to Mark Your Calendars

WC Preschool Program

830 Tyrone Pike
Versailles, KY 40383

Phone: 859-879-4699
Fax: 859-873-1328