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Incredibles Family Challenge
Friday, Jan. 25, 6-7pm at the Main Library, Versailles. (Families) Test your strength, balance, and ingenuity in our library obstacle course. Prizes, stories, videos, and giveaways too! Call 873-5191 or follow this link to sign up for this free program.

Fandom Friday: Game On!
Friday, Jan. 25, 7:30-9pm at the Main Library, Versailles. (Ages 11-18) Celebrate your love of video games by coming to the library and playing your favorites, old to new. Costumes of your favorite game character are encouraged! Call 873-5191 or follow this link to sign up for this free program.

Tween Time: Laugh Break
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 4-5pm at the Main Library, Versailles. (Ages 8-12) Join us for this side-splitting afternoon of Mad Libs, puzzle games, yummy snacks, and funny videos. Call 873-5191 or follow this link to sign up for this free program.

Swearing In Ceremony Dani Bradley being sworn in

On Friday, January 4, 2019, Dani Bradley was sworn in by Judge Mary Jane Phelps as a new member of the Woodford County Board of Education.  She will be representing District 5 for this term.  We welcome Ms. Bradley and look forward to working with her!  

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.  

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

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. 

New Drug Policy

ATHLETES will need to provide the new drug policy form prior to any participation in athletics, etc.  The deadline for having the forms returned for fall sports is August 6th. If no form is returned by then, there will be no participating in athletics until it is returned.  Winter and spring sports will need to have completed the form prior to participating.  STUDENT DRIVERS  will need to have this completed before being allowed to park on campus. CLICK:  NEW DRUG POLICY   DRUG POLICY ACCEPTANCE

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.

 

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.

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. 

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.

Self-Advocacy Skills for Gifted Students Raised hands

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

New Immunization Guidelines Immunization Picture

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

Board Considering Student Random Drug Testing Policy Policy

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

Updated Make-Up Day Plan Snowy Road

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

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

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

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

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

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

Follow us on FB @WCHS Project Graduation 2018!

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

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

Senior Parents! Pay for cap/gown orders online!

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

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

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

Daylight Savings Time Ends Soon!

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

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

Parent Fall Break Survey

We want to hear from you!

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

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

Special Election Needed for SBDM Minority

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Football Game Day Change!

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

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

No School - Monday, August 21st

Picture of solar eclipseSolar Eclipse Day - No School

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

Photo credit: Time

 

New Map of the school
Infinite Campus App Update

Infinite Campus LogoAttention Parents!

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

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

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

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

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

Volleyball open gym/ Parent Meeting Info

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

WCHS YellowJacket Mulch Madness

WCHS Football YellowJacket LogoWCHS Football Mulch Madness!

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

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

Thank you for your support!

 

Two Hour Delay, Monday, January 30th

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

Seniors: Balfour Back on Thursday, Jan. 26!

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

Schools Closed Today

Cartoon Penguin holding a Snow Day sign

 

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

 

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

Halloween Costume Contest on Monday, Oct. 31

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

WCHS Boys Basketball Team's Yellow Jacket-o-Lantern Jog!

The WCHS Boys Basketball team will be hosting their annual 5k this year on Saturday October 29, the Yellow Jacket-O-Lantern Jog.  Attached is a copy of the registration form to participate.  Go ahead and get your steps in prior to trick-or-treating and come on out for a good time, Halloween costume contest and more!  Click here for the application

SUMMER SCHOOL

SUMMER SCHOOL: Report Cards won't go out until next week, but grades are final in Infinite Campus right now.  If you need your child to take Summer school, please call the GUIDANCE office tomorrow at 859-879-4630, EXT 3015 or e-mail Ms. Forgy at jennifer.forgy@woodford.kyschools.us

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.

Parent Teacher Conferences

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES are next Thursday, March 17,  from 4:00-7:00pm.   To schedule a time with a specific teacher, please e-mail vicki.fish@woodford.kyschools.us or darlene.snyder@woodford.kyschools.us or call the school at 879-4630 (between 8:30am- 2:30pm).  If you e-mail, we need the name of the student, teacher or teachers you need to see and the time that is convenient for you to come.  Thank you!

MULCH MADNESS!

MULCH MADNESS!  It’s time for MULCH MADNESS!!  This spring you can have your flower beds and landscaping look beautiful and support the Woodford County High School Football Team all at the same time!  Purchase bags or scoops of black platinum premium hardwood mulch from the football team!  This professional looking hardwood mulch contains no fillers or junk and has been treated so that it stays darker longer.  You will be the envy of all of your neighbors!  A 2.0 cubic feet nursery bag (covers 20 square feet sells for just $5.50 per bag.  Are you short on time or have a bad back?   Let the football team and coaches spread it for you for an additional $1.00 per bag!  We also offer FREE DELIVERY of mulch if you live in Woodford County, Jessamine County, Scott County or Fayette CountyCLICK HERE FOR THE ORDER FORM

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 

School in Session Monday, March 7th

It will be a Gold Day

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!

SHREK!!! The Musical

SHOW TIMES!: March 11, 12, 18, 19 7:00pm in the cafeteria. Matinee Shows on March 13 and March 20 at 2:00pm   You buy tickets at the door.  Ticket prices: Adults $12, Students $8

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.

Softball and Baseball Tryouts Feb. 15, Feb.16

Weather  allowing: SOFTBALL tryouts:  Tuesday, Feb 16. 4-6 in the BH complex.  Must have an up to date physical.

Weather allowing: BASEBALL tryouts: Monday from 4-6pm in the BH by the field  Everyone/Anyone who plans to try out for baseball on Feb. 15th, please sign up on the sheet at the front office by

MR. WCHS /PROM Fashion show March 4

MR. WCHS and PROM FASHION SHOW is Friday,  March 4 at 6:00pm.  Tickets will be sold the Wednesday through Friday of that week in the cafeteria.  Tickets are $5.

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.

Senior Yearbook Ads!

SENIOR YEARBOOK ADS! Seniors 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 Feb. 29.

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!

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.

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.

Parent Teacher Conferences, Thursday Oct. 22

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES will be next Thursday, Oct. 22 from 4:00pm-7:00pmIf you would like to schedule a time with a teacher, you need to e-mail vicki.fish@woodford.kyschools.us or darlene.snyder@woodford.kyschools.us or call the school at 879-4630.  We need to know what teacher or teachers you need to see and the time you would like to start.  Thank you.

Parent VOTE on Dress Code Options

This coming Tuesday and Wednesday (Sept 29 and Sept 30) there will be a time for parents to vote on the dress code options submitted by the dress code committee.  Voting will be held at the Woodford County High School front lobby.  There will be 3 time frames to vote each day (1 before school, 1 during lunch, and 1 after school):

Session 1 - 7:30-9am

Session 2 – 11:30am-1pm

Session 3 – 3-7pm

There will be one vote per family.  Voters need to be the legal parent/guardian of a current WCHS student(s).  Parents will need to bring a photo ID in order to vote.  

Dress Code Meeting, Thursday, September 17

September 17: DRESS CODE COMMITTEE MEETING: A special meeting of the Ad Hoc Dress Code Committee meets September 17, 2015 at 6:00PM in the library at Woodford County High School.  Click here for the Agenda!

Special Meeting of Ad Hoc Dress Code Committee Tonight

TONIGHT! DRESS CODE COMMITTEE MEETING: A special meeting of the Ad Hoc Dress Code Committee meets tonight, September 15, 2015 at 6:00PM in the library at Woodford County High School.   CLICK HERE FOR THE AGENDA

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.

New Infinite Campus Login

Students have you logged into IC yet to check your grades?  Remember that your passwords have been reset.  Your new password is the 1st letter of your first name followed by the 1st letter of your last name followed by your 6 digit birthdate.

New Bell Schedule
Ipad Distribution and Fee Collection Days
  • ONLY Seniors on Wednesday, August 5 from 8am-6pm
  • ONLY Juniors on Thursday, August 6 from 8am-6pm 
  • ONLY Sophomores and Freshman on Friday, August 7 from 8am-6pm.  (Freshman can pay fees but will be unable to get their Ipad until August 14th)  All past due fees must also be paid before an Ipad will be issued.
Ipad Insurance is $35 per student
Student fees are $85 per student, $70 per student if there are two students or more in the household and $55 per student if there are three students or more in the household.
Payment is by check, cash, or money order.  Thank you.
Freshmen Orientation

Freshmen Orientation will be Thursday August 6 at 7:00pm

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.

iPad Collection- May 20th during 1st block

IPAD COLLECTION-MAY 20th during 1st block

Students, you need to back up information you want saved on some sort of cloud storage such as DropBox or Google Drive before May 20th as part of the collection procedure will include erasing your iPad.  You CANNOT back up to iCLOUD.

Outstanding fees MUST be paid by Friday, May 15

ALL STUDENT ACCOUNTS with outstanding fees must be paid in full by Friday, May 15.  Seniors whose accounts are not paid by that date will NOT be able to walk at graduation.  If you have any questions about past due amounts, please contact the main office.

Athletic Sport Physicals at WCHS May 14

Athletic Physicals

Who:     Middle School and High School Athletes
 Thurs May 14th 6:00-7:30pm at Woodford Co      

Cost is $20.00
You MUST have physical form filled out and signed by parent to get your physical Any questions please see your athletic trainer or call 218-3061

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Parent Teacher Conferences-Thursday, March 19

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES are Thursday, March 19th from 4:00-7:00pm.  We will begin scheduling those appointments (15 minutes with a teacher) this Thursday, March 12th.  On March 12th, call the school between 8:30am and 2:30pm, or e-mail

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!

WCHS Parent Survey

In an effort to improve system practices, Woodford County High School is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. 

In order to complete the survey, please go to: http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/3336272
 
Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated.
Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

Jennifer L. Forgy

Associate Principal

ACT Test Prep Seminar at WCHS!

All Kentucky Juniors will be taking the ACT test on March 3rd.An ACT test prep seminar is scheduled to take place at WCHS to help students in preparing for this exam. (CLICK HERE)
ZAPS Test Prep Seminar Monday and Tuesday, February 23 and 24, 2015
3:30-6:00 p.m. Room 106 Cost:  $79.99
Register:  www.register.doorwaytocollege.com, http://www.zaps.com,  or call 1-877-927-8378

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.

Junior/US History Trip to DC (3/19/15-3//23/15)

Current juniors who are enrolled in US History are eligible to attend this field trip to Washington, DC.  The cost of the trip is $525 ($150 by 12/15/14 and the remaining $375 by 1/30/15).  The fee includes travel, lodging, two meals a day and event tickets.  Students currently in US History classes have received a payment contract and a parent meeting will be held in the school library on Monday, 12/8/14 @ 6:00 PM.  The payment contract and a sample itinerary can be accessed at the Junior Trip class on iLearn (no password, just join).For more details e-mail kyle.fannin@woodford.kyschools.us

JACKETFEST!! Friday, Nov. 21!

5:00            CHILI SUPPER IN THE CAFETERIA        *$3.00 for a Chili Supper
6:00            ALUMNI SCRIMMAGE                *Alumni Scrimmage
7:00pm
       GIRLS INTRODUCTIONS AND FR-JV-V SCRIMMAGE      *Three Point Exhibition

PROM MEETING! Nov. 20th, 6pm in the Library

ATTENTION PARENTS! If you are interested in helping out with PROM or Mr. WCHS, an informative meeting will be held on Thursday, November, 20th at 6pm in the Library. We will discuss our prom theme, timeline, parent prom committees, and volunteer opportunities for Mr. WCHS. We welcome all parents, not just parents of juniors!  We are in need of your help and expertise! Email Ms. Bowles julie.bowles@woodford.kyschools.us 

 if you have any questions! Hope to see you there!

 
Late Student Picture Orders

STUDENT PICTURES:  If you forgot to turn your picture order in on time, then you must mail them yourself, the address is below.  Also, if not mailed immediately, a late fee will be charged.
Lifetouch
PO Box 547
Bardstown, KY 40004

Senior pictures due Nov. 28

Senior pictures are due to Mr. Ruff, for the  yearbook, by Nov. 28.  Please send the picture via e-mail to dan.ruff@woodford.kyschools.us.  Put ex.  "Sallie Smith senior picture" in the subject line and attach the picture, saved as sallie.smith.jpg.   Thanks!

Halloween Costume Contest

HALLOWEEN!  Next Friday is Halloween and we will have a costume contest. Costume MUST be in DRESS CODE! Hats and Make-up are allowed, however masks cannot be worn during the school day (only for your costume entry picture). Categories include:

  • Most Creative
  • Best Make-up
  • Best group costume
  • and MORE!
Parent Teacher Conferences

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES: Parent -Teacher Conferences are Thursday, Oct. 16 from 4:00pm-7:00pm. The PT Conference allows you 15 minutes individually with the teacher. Students received their 6-week progress report today.  If you need to schedule an appointment with a teacher, call the office at 879-4630  Calling between 8:30am -2:30pm.  

Seniors New York Trip

SENIORS!!!  Are you interested in going to NEW YORK CITY?!?!  For any senior interested in particpating in the senior class trip to New York City, there will be a MANDATORY MEETING next Thursday, Oct. 2 after school in Coach Hundley's room at 3:30pm.

Football Team presents: Comedy Show, July 25, 7pm at WCMS

From Coach Stonebraker: If you are looking for a local, cheap, family-friendly entertainment option for late July, then come to the  Comedy show on Friday, July 25th, at 7pm in the WC Middle School cafeteria.   Three professional stand-up comedians are coming to do a 90 minute show. Click on the attached poster of the comedians   Admission is only $15.  

Graduation! June 7, 6:00pm Frankfort Civic Center

Seniors should be there at 4:45pm in cap and gowns

Senior Honors June 3, 6:30pm in the Gym

Dress is semi-formal for Seniors

iPAD Collection: Monday, June 2

IPAD COLLECTION: iPad Collection will occur during 3rd block classes on MondayPlease, be sure to bring your iPad to school with you that day. 

HONEYBEE CONCERT!

HONEYBEE CONCERT: TONIGHT, The Honeybees will hold a Spring Concert and Senior Night in the library at 6:00pm.  Admission is $3 and will include beverage and snack.  If you are interested in auditioning for the Honeybees next year or you are just a fan of pop acapella music, tomorrow would be a great opportunity to hear what they are all about!

Senior Pictures for Senior Video! Deadline May 30

SENIOR PARENTS!!  Send in pictures for the senior video shown during Senior Breakfast! Deadline May 30th!  Click Here for more info!

Senior Baccalaureate 6:00pm Versailles Baptist Church

SENIOR BACCALAUREATE: Baccalaureate is this Sunday, June 1 at 6:00pm at Versailles Baptist Church.  Seniors need to arrive at 5:30pm in their caps and gowns to line up.  There will be a short reception following.

DRIVE 4UR SCHOOL-Friday, May 16

DRIVE 4UR SCHOOL: This Friday 7:30- 4:30. All proceeds to Project Graduation. Students who are 18 can sign up to drive, sign-ups in the cafeteria on Wednesday and thursday.

We need iPad forms for next year..DUE 4/11!

To PARENTS of FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORE, and JUNIOR Students: In order to smooth out the iPad deployment process at the beginning of next school year, we are collecting the Student Pledge form and Student Insurance form through all 3rdblock classes. Students should have come home/will be coming home with these I pad forms: STUDENT iPAD PLEDGE and iPAD INSURANCE APPLICATION   NO MONEY IS DUE AT THIS TIME.

 

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

 

NO SCHOOL - Monday, February 10, 2014


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

ACT 8:am

ACT:  To be admitted to take the ACT, Students MUST have:

  1. Photo ID or Notorized photo letter.
  2. An ACT Admit Ticket

Students must bring their own calculators.  We can NOT provide them.  If the test is cancelled, it will be reported to channels 18. 27. 36 by 6:30am  Do not endanger yourself to get to the test!  Use good judgement!

DanceGOLD -February 15th

DANCEGOLD   DanceGold is Woodford County High School's 10 hour dance marathon. We stand for 10 hours to raise money for DanceBlue-UK's 24 dance marathon to raise money for pediatric oncology research. DanceGold will be held on February 15th from 12pm-10pm. Registration packets are due the day of the marathon with a minimum of $50 dollar donation. Registration packets can be picked up on the cafeteria stage of in Mrs.Rouse's room. Everyone is welcome!!!

Chromebook deployment: Thursday, August 3 and Friday, August 4, 8am-6pm, all WCHS students

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FINAL Grades will be mailed home on May 26. Make sure the school has your current mailing address!
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES Thursday, March 16 Scheduling ends today: 2:30

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

Advising Night for Parents and Students 9th - 11th

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

JACKET MADNESS!!!! Friday, November 18

JACKET MADNESS 5:00 chili supper-MADNESS INFO

Parent Teacher Conferences , Oct. 20, 4:00-7:00

OCT. 20: Sign ups for Parent Teacher Conferences ! Call the school at 879-4630 or e-mail vicki.fish@woodford.kyschools us or darlene.snyder@woodford.kyschools.us to schedule.  We need the student's name, what particular teachers you need to see and the time you can come. Thanks.

BALFOUR Back for Junior Ring orders

BALFOUR will be back for Ring Orders on Tuesday, Sept. 27 during lunches and 3:00p-6pm in the front lobby

Chromebook Distribution TODAY! ALL CLASSES 8am-6pm at WCHS

CHROMEBOOK DEPLOYMENT: TODAY.  ALL CLASSES! Thursday, August 4th from 8 AM to 6 PM at the high school.    In order to receive the Chromebook: You must pay all fees.   Fees are lower this year!  Chromebook Insurance is now $25. Student Instructional Fee is now $60 if you have one student, $50 each for two students, and $40 each for 3 students.  Program above is defined as students in grades 6th through 12th grades, so if a family has one child at WCHS and one at WCMS, the parent would pay $50 per student. You must have a completed Acceptable Use Policy, Pledge form, Insurance form, and Digital Driver’s license on file with the Technology Department. 

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.

 

 

Seniors! New York City Trip!

NYC Update…In an effort to accommodate more students participating on the senior trip to New York City, the tour company has located a second charter bus. In order to justify the second bus, we need a minimum of 42 students with paid deposits. We currently have the second bus halfway filled. The total cost of the trip is $1250 less a deposit of $200. Since the deposit is nonrefundable we are holding the deposits for the second bus in the WCHS safe until we reach 42 students. The bad news is, if we do not have 42 students by November 13th, the second bus will be cancelled. If your son or daughter is still interested in the trip, they can stop by Mr. Ellis’, Room 208, for more information.

Emma Cress, helping pets and Woodford County

To Emma Cress for her idea of helping pets in need. Click on the link to see the story on WLEX.  http://www.lex18.com/story/28774150/making-a-difference-april-10-2015-emmas-pet-pantry-one-teens-mission-to-help-people-keep-pets-out-of-shelters

In Honor of Maddie Jackson

The WCHS athletic department and student body will pay tribute to Maddie Jackson at a brief ceremony before the WCHS Boys Basketball game vs Mercer  Co. on February 13 at approximately 7:15pm.  All WCHS students will be admitted to the game free of charge, $1.00 from every ticket sold will go toward a fund to cover her final expenses 

Seniors: order cap/gown by Feb. 10th!

SENIORS!  In order to avoid late fees, Cap and Gown orders need to be placed by Feb. 10th.  You can mail your orders directly  or go online at www.balfour.com. 

Financial Aid Planning Night, Jan. 15 7:00pm (Library)

SENIORS: Are you thinking about going to college?  If you are, have you completed the FAFSA?  If not, you and your family are invited to attend a financial aid planning night next Thursday, Jan. 15 at 7:00pm in the high school library.  At this event, you will receive information about paying for college and will have an opportunity to complete the FAFSA.    

SENIORS: Balfour here during Lunch on Jan. 30

This the last chance to order caps and gowns for graduation!!!

AP PARENTS

AP PARENTS: If you have a son or daughter enrolled in an AP class at WCHS this year you should have received a letter before fall break informing you of the payment process for 2014-2015. These letters were distributed through every AP class prior to the break. Please see attached letter here or on the WCHS Guidance website.

PSAT

WCHS will be administering the PSAT assessment on Wednesday, October 15 during the school day. Interested students can sign up in the Guidance Office starting on Monday, August 25th  through September 19th. There is a test fee of $30 payable at the time of registration. Please contact Testing Coordinator, Jessica Zeitz, in the Guidance Office with any questions about the PSAT.   

PICTURE DAY!

Students will be having their pictures taken on the Tuesday after Labor Day weekend.  That is Tuesday, September 2.

Back to the 80's: The Totally Awesome Musical!!

Back to the 80's is a jukebox musical with a story behind the songs!  Come join the WCHS Drama and Chorus classes as they groove to the 80's! The totally, awesome musical begins at 7:30pm and tickets are $10 at the door.  
Junior Parents: Dual Credit Night!

ATTENTION JUNIORS – Start college early next year as a senior!  Dual Credit Information Night will be held at WCHS on Tuesday, April 15, at 6:00 p.m. in the library.  Representatives from Asbury, Georgetown, Midway, and BCTC will be onsite to make short presentations about their programs, answer questions, and provide enrollment paperwork.  The Dual Credit program is an opportunity for students to attend college half days their senior year and earn both high school and college credit. 

Football Team's Annual Mulch Sale!!

NEED MULCH? MULCH ORDER FORMS are on the homepage of our website at http://woodfordfootball.weebly.com/. Feel free to print out and order! Send check and order form to the high school. We will deliver to Woodford and bordering counties (Fayette, Scott, Anderson, Jessamine, and Franklin). Prices are the same as past 2 years. 

March 4: All Kentucky Juniors will take the ACT!
Freshmen Orientation is Monday, August 7 at 6:30pm

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

Friday, May, 12th: Handbell Concert 4:00pm in the WCHS Library
AP LIT and DRAMA TRIP TO ENGLAND

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

EF Educational Tours | The London Experience (NEW)

www.eftours.com

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VALENTINE CANDY_GRAMS-Project Graduation Fundraiser

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

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

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

Boys Basketball Tryouts Oct. 17!

BOYS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS!  The Boys Basketball tryouts will begin October 17 in the gym, 7-9pm. All athletes will need a current physical and insurance card to participate.

Versailles Youth Council needs at least 8 HS students on the council

Students! We need you on the Versailles Youth Council.  The Youth council needs at least 8 High School students to be on the council.Please return the completed application and accompanying essays to your Main Office no later than September 20, 2016. .  Click here for the information.  Click here for the application.

Pack the Parking Lot for Marching Band-Thursday, August 25

 Pack the Parking Lot for the Marching Band! Come out on Thursday, August 25th to support and encourage the WCHS marching band! This is right before they put their 2016 show “Caged” on the field for judges for the first time at Adair County HS.  2 ladies and a Kettle Gourmet Kettle Corn and Kona Ice will be in the student parking lot starting about 5:45 PM.  A portion of all sales will go back to the band to support 

BASEBALL Players meeting/Practice August 20th 9:am

WCHS Baseball Player's Meeting/Practice

Saturday, August 20th

9:00am

BH Building/Chandler Field 

Freshman Orientation-August 4th

Welcome Class of 2020!   All incoming 9th graders and their families are invited to attend Freshmen Orientation Thursday night, August 4th at 7 p.m.  At this event, students and their families will listen to a presentation regarding the expectations and opportunities that the high school experience can provide.  Students will also have an opportunity to receive their class schedules and to become familiar with the building. We look forward to welcoming the Class of 2020 Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the high school.

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!

BAND Mattress Sale! Great Prices April 9th

BAND MATTRESS SALE!!! GREAT PRICES!! April 9th, 10am to 5pm in the high school gym CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE INFO!!

 
Seniors! Balfour here for last orders, Feb. 2

Balfour will be here on Tuesday, Feb. 2.  This will be the last time to order for Cap, Gown, Invitations.  After this time, there is a $15 late fee.

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.

SENIOR PARENTS! Order your Senior Ad Today!

Senior Ads are due February 27th.  CLICK HERE for more information.

Form for After 7th Doctor Note used

NEW FORM TO USE AFTER YOUR 7th Doctor Note.  This form must accompany any Doctor Note after that 7th Dr. note has been used.  CLICK HERE FOR THE FORM

Jacketfest Week

Jan. 26-30: JACKETFEST WEEK!
Jan. 30: Jacketfest Pep Rally (4th block)
Jan. 30: Jacketfest Dance
Jan. 31:  DOUBLE HEADER BASKETBALL! 

Afterschool Tutoring Schedule

Teachers have scheduled time to stay afterschool to tutor students.  Click on the tutoring schedule below if you desire your child to have help with a particular subject.

ENGLISH    SCIENCE    SOCIAL STUDIES   MATH

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.

 

IPAD Pick up dates: August 6, 7, and 8

Reminder:  All accounts have to be cleared and Student and Insurance Fees paid before a student can pick up their ipad. More information will come closer to the dates.

JUNIOR PARENTS!

JUNIOR PARENTS!!! Prom is just around the corner and we are in need of volunteers to help provide refreshments and volunteers to work during prom.  Please contact Mary Shultz at hanmattay@live.com if you are able to help. 

Refreshments needed are:
Chocolate covered strawberries, Fruit Trays, Veggie Trays, Cream Puffs, Cheese & Cracker Tray, Mini Cheesecake bites, Lemonade, and Lemon lime soda.
Workers: 7:00pm-10:30pm,10:00pm - 1:30am

Parent Teacher Conferences Thursday, April 17 4:00pm -7:00pm

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES are Thursday, April 17 from 4:00-7:00pm.   Parents, if you need to talk to a specific teacher, please call the school  (between 8:30am and 3:00pm) or email vicki.fish@woodford.kyschools.us or darlene.snyder@woodford.kyschools.us and we will schedule a time for you.  Thanks!

SENIOR ADS: Last day to buy- Friday, Feb. 21!
WCHS offering PSAT on Wednesday, October 11th

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

www.TotalRegistration.net/PSAT/182602

UNDERCLASS Awards: Monday, May 15th 3:45pm -5:30pm
Senior Ads for the Yearbook

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

Juniors: Next DC Payment due February 10th

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

FFA Poinsettias Pre-sale!

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

SENIORS! Second bus for NY Trip begins OCT. 17

SENIORS!!! I am excited to report that we have a bus filled for NYC. Some of you have inquired about taking a second bus. Starting October 17th through 3:10 on October 21st, I will collect deposits for a second bus. If less than 42 deposits are received, the second bus will be cancelled and all deposits returned.-Mr. Ellis

Parking Passes will be required on all student vehicles by Sept. 19

PARKING PASSES will be required on all student vehicles by Sept. 19th.  After that time, your vehicle will be subject to being towed.  Parking Pass applications are in the main office and  must be signed by a  parent and returned with $15.

ADVANCED CHOIR, A CAPPELLA AUDITIONS

ADVANCED CHOIR, A CAPPELLA AUDITIONS: If any student is interested in auditioning for the advanced choir (2nd period gold) or for any of our a cappella ensembles that meet after school, please sign up on Mr. Schrimsher's door. Please prepare 30 seconds of a song of your choice, be ready for vocal exercises, as well as sight singing a brief example. Auditions will take place after school on Wednesday, August 17th, and Thursday, August 18th. Rehearsals for the a cappella groups will take place after school one day a week and will typically run from 3:30-4:30pm. Please contact Mr. Schrimsher if you have any questions about the process--his room # is 128.

Check to make sure you ordered a yearbook

YEARBOOKS: These are the WCHS yearbook orders PAID IN FULL as of 4/7/16. If you brought a check to the high school during the $50 yearbook promotion at the beginning of the year, then your name is at the very bottom of this list. If you're not on this list, I encourage you to order soon. This one promises to be pretty epic. There are only about 100 copies remaining for sale.

Senior Yearbook Pictures Due NOV. 30!

Senior Pictures due Nov. 30! The deadline for senior pictures is rapidly approaching. Please email senior pictures to dan.ruff@woodford.kyschools.us. Put senior names and "senior picture" in the subject line. 

WESTWOOD: Literary Journal by WCHS and WJHS

WESTWOOD: A Literary Journal for the New Generation!  Westwood is a collaborative literary extravaganza- created and managed by Woodford County High School and West Jessamine High School. For our first issue of WestWood, the students of Woodford County High School and West Jessamine High School wrote pieces inspired by the theme of home. These pieces have ranged from the standard poetry and prose, to out of the box student produced art and Photonnets, (sonnets illuminated by photographs of the local landscape and accompanied by music). So please, pour yourself a mug of tea or coffee, pull up your favorite chair, kick up those tired feet, and let your mind lose itself in our world. Geronimo. CLICK HERE

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

YOUTH SALUTE

YOUTH SALUTE: Applications are now available for the 35th Annual “YOUTH SALUTE”.  The purpose of this program is to honor high school juniors in our community who maintain a high scholastic average and have demonstrated leadership ability.  To qualify, students must be a high school junior, have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, and have held at least two leadership roles to which they were chosen by their peers or an adult leader within the past two years in school, religious, or community sponsored organizations.  Applications can be picked up in the guidance office and MUST be returned by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, September 26 No late applications will be accepted.

Freshmen Orientation August 7 at 7:00pm

(Incoming) Freshmen Orientation is Thursday, August 7 at 7:00pm .  

AP English Summer Reading Links
PROM ticket information

Tickets are on sale now!They are only be sold during lunches in the cafeteria.?
Juniors: $25 each (2 juniors $45)

Junior and underclassman: $55
Seniors: $20 each (2 seniors $35) 
Senior and out of school: $60 (Get your OUT of School Date form approved now! Forms are in the office!)
Junior and out of school: $65  
(Get your OUT of School Date form approved now! Forms are in the office!)
Seniors and underclassman: $50

AP Exams paid online: Deadline March 21 3:00pm

IMPORTANT!!: A.P. STUDENTS: All students enrolled in AP classes, MUST REGISTER ONLINE (Different this year!) just register for AP tests on-line at totalregistration.net.  EACH TEST IS $92. 

 
JUNIORS! More openings for DC Trip!

We have a few spots remaining for the Junior (DC) Trip which will take place 4/10/14-4/14/14.  The cost is $485 for 5 days and four nights (the $485 covers transportation, lodging, event fees and two meals per day-breakfast and dinner.)  The only cost to our students will be lunch (we will go to food courts) and any souvenirs they may purchase.   Contact Mr. Fannin kyle.fannin@woodford.kyschools.us       (859) 879-4630, X3153 for more details.  Deadline:   2/27/14.

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

 

Friday, May 12th: Last day for Seniors to sign up for Project Graduation
DRIVE 4 UR SCHOOL March 24th. Proceeds go to Project Graduation

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

SBDM Council needs a Student representative

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

Senior Parents needed for Project Graduation

SENIOR PARENTS-PROJECT GRADUATION: My name is Scott Ellis and I am the senior class sponsor. I am currently(and desperately) in search of a group of parents to lead/co-lead Project Grad(PG). I am currently in possession of ALL previous PG binders and meeting minutes from last year. If you are interested in splitting a position or taking on a position, please contact me at scott.ellis@woodford.kyschools.us. I am looking for a President (or Co-Presidents), Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Thank you for your consideration!!

SOFTBALL PARENTS MEETING August 16 at 6:00pm

WCHS SOFTBALL PARENTS MEETING: A parents meeting for anyone interested in playing on the 2016-2017 WCHS Softball team will be held on Tuesday, August 16th at 6 pm in the cafeteria. Please contact Les Anderson (les.anderson@uky.edu) if your child would like to play but you are unable to attend the meeting.

Reading Extravaganza Time!

READING EXTRAVAGANZA TIME! The library is excited to announce our annual reading event, The Reading Extravaganza.  If your student hasn’t signed up, remind them to do so this week.  We have over twenty reading groups to choose from with authors present or Skyping in for at least six of those.  Our event will take place on April 13th right after school.  What can you do to help?  Send canned drinks/ bottled water, chips.  We will likely beg your help on sweets for the event when we get closer to the big day.  Thanks in advance for always throwing such wonderful support behind this event.  It’s a great privilege to host this event.       

New Dress Code and Non-Traditional Instruction Days

NEW DRESS CODE AND NON-TRADITIONAL INSTRUCTION DAYS:  This information was given to students.  If you did not receive it, here is a copy.

JACKET MADNESS!! Nov. 20th

JACKET MADNESS!!  Save the date-Friday, Nov. 20th starting at 6pm with the alumni game.  CLICK HERE FOR INFO!!

 
Graduation: Thursday, June 4th at 7:00pm

SENIORS!  GRADUATION IS OFFICIALLY THURSDAY, JUNE 4th at 7:00pm at the Frankfort Civic Center.

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

BLANKET DRIVE!

FFA is hosting a blanket drive, boxes are in the AG Hallway, the front foyer, and the library.  The blankets will be donated to the Lexington Hope Center.

FFA: Giving away a truck! Purchase Tickets at Jackefest game

FFA is giving away a new Dodge Truck!  Tickets can be purchased for $5 at the boys/girls game on January 31 or from participating FFA members. Email andrew.robinson@woodford.kyschools.us for more information.

ACT BOOT CAMP

ACT BOOT CAMP! We are just ONE WEEK away from the early registration deadline to register for the Boot Camp that prepares for the October ACT®. This is an excellent opportunity to boost your ACT® scores while there is still time! Attached you will find a stock email and newsletter, and this would be an excellent opportunity for your Seniors!!  EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE 9/8/14

WCHS Media DVDS for 2014 Seniors

WCHS MEDIA DVDs FOR GRADUATION SENIORS!!  Prom video, channel four videos, Senior breakfast video and more!  CLICK HERE for the order form and information

SENIORS!: Option to purchase iPad Info (May 23 absolute last day!)

SENIORS! All GRADUATING seniors will have the option of purchasing their iPad for $135 this year. You will need to do the following before Friday, May 10th, to take advantage of this opportunity:

pay all outstanding fees.

pay the $135 purchase price.

complete and submit the Senior iPad Purchase Form to the front office. The form can be found at the following link: SENIOR IPAD PURCHASE FORM

PARENTS: WE NEED YOU FOR SBDM

WCHS PARENTS:  WE NEED YOU!  Please consider how you can make a difference for our school. There are two (2) Site Based Decision Making Council seats available.  Want to learn more about SBDM?  Go to  http://education.ky.gov/districts/SBDM/Pages/default.aspx Please contact Kathy Mattone Miller at kmiller859@gmail.com with questions or to place your name on the ballot.  Every family has something of great value to contribute to the continued growth of our school. 

NEW ENROLLING STUDENTS at WCHS!

New Enrolling Students

  Welcome to Woodford County High School

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

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER !!!

 

SENIOR HONORS: Monday, May 15 -6:30pm in the Gym.
Students taking AP Courses need to register for AP Exams immediately!

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

ACT MOM-3 ACT Prep workshops at WCHS, Register Now!

The ACT MOM will be offering a three-session ACT prep workshop at WCHS in October to prepare for the October ACT.  Register at www.actmom.org. These sessions will take place at Woodford County High School on October 3, 10 and 17 from 5:00-7:30 pmFREE ACT prep resource materials are available at www.actmom.org.  

TIME2TALK: Addiction -3 free forums

TIME2TALK: Addiction- a series of 3 FREE forums for Parents and other concerned citizens. Tuesday, April 19 6:45pm to 8:15pm in the WCHS Library.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Click here for the flyer

 
Dress Code Information

PARENTS:  In regards to the dress code, we are attaching diagrams that we hope will give you help on what is considered appropriate dress code when your student is deciding shirts/tops to wear to school. CLICK HERE.

Advance-ED Survey Results

ADVANCE-ED SURVEY RESULTSCLICK Here for the results 

Senior iPad Purchase Program -ABSOLUTE last day- May 8

If you are a graduating senior and interested in purchasing your iPad, please click here for more information.  The cost is $85 and can be purchased beginning now until May 8.

WCHS A/B Schedule
Grad Pictures now available online!

SENIOR PARENTS: The pictures from the WCHS Graduation Ceremony at the Franklin Co. Convention Center are now online. They can be seen at www.hemlepp.photoreflect.com
Thanks,
John Hemlepp
Hemlepp Photography

UK SPORTS athletic physicals

UK SPORTS MEDICINE ATHLETIC PHYSICALS

Who:     Middle School and High School Athletes
When:    Wed May 21st   6:00-7:30pm
Wed June  4th    6:00-7:30pm
Where:    UKHealthCare Sports Medicine   601 Perimeter Dr Suite 200
Cost is $20.00 You MUST have physical form filled out and signed by parent to get your physical. Any questions please see your athletic trainer or call 218-3061

It's not too late to order the 2013-2014 yearbook!

You can order ONLINE at 

www.jostensyearbooks.com

phone orders 1.877. 767.5217

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.

Friday, May 19th: Spring Choir Concert 7:00pm
Registration for Project Graduation 2017

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

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

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

Scholastic Insurer's Application

 PARENTS!  Here is the link to the Scholastic Insurer’s application which is on our Parent website for you to buy supplemental insurance for their student. The forms should have all been sent home by now, but the link is here for your convenience and perusal.  http://www.woodfordschools.org/Content/118

Power Point Instructions for students to choose their classes for Hive.
Senior iPad Purchase and iPad Collection Date

SENIOR IPAD PURCHASE: Graduating seniors will be able to purchase their iPad 2s for $60s this year. Fill out this iPad Purchase form Fill out the form and bring your $60 cash or check to the front office before May 6.  Also, iPad Collection will be on May 18th this year.

S.T.O.P Tipline: Anti-Bullying

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.  This tool is a way for anyone to anonymously report bullying or other negative behaviors to school and district administrators.  A link to the S.T.O.P. Tipline has been placed on the WCPS homepage at www.woodfordschools.org as well as each school's individual website.  The link is prominently marked with a STOP sign labeled "Safety Tipline.  Online Prevention".  We appreciate your help in making Woodford County Public Schools a safe place for kids. 

Basic Office Information!

FROM THE OFFICE: 

  • BUS NOTES:  Bus notes need to be dropped off in the main office in the morning. We will have the Official WCHS bus note ready for students to pick up in the afternoon. Thanks.
  • DRIVER  PERMIT FORMS: Permit forms need to be filled out and given to the main office 3 days prior to taking the permit test. Thanks.
  • HOMEWORK REQUEST POLICY:  As per page 21 in the student handbook, if a student is absent for more than one day, then a request for assignments may be made by calling the office prior to 9:30am in the  morning.  Thanks.
WCHS GRADUATES: WCHS Cap and Gowns needed

WOODFORD COMMUNITY: We are in need of WCHS cap and gowns from seniors who have already graduated. You might know of a friend or neighbor who might have a gown just gathering dust up in the attic. We have some students who cannot afford to buy their cap and gowns.  Please consider donating, so that these hard working seniors can be honored by this special moment in life.  Thank you so much.

New PE II: Strength and Conditioning Class
  1. A new PE II:  Strength and Conditioning class will be offered next year.  Coach Carr will teach this class.  If you would be interested in this class, please contact your counselor or call the guidance office at 859-879-4630.
Senior Parents: PROJECT GRADUATION INFO

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

Sports Passes Now sold in the office

SPORTS PASS:  We are now selling Sport passes in the main office.  Click here for the current prices

Tutoring, Homework Helpers and L.I.F.T.

WCHS TUTORING OFFERED  CLICK HERE FOR ALL TUTORING AT THE HIGH SCHOOL!   Homework Club is every TUESDAY from 3:15 to 4:30pm.

Sign up for Buzzmail!

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If you still have problems, then send an e-mail to Vicki Fish.

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 High School

180 Frankfort Street
Versailles, KY 40383

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