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WCHS Announces the Nominees, Semi-Finalists, and Finalist for the Governor's Honors Program WCHS Announces the Nominees, Semi-Finalists, and Finalist for the Governor's Honors Program

Congratulations to Hannah Fletcher for being selected as a finalist for Governor’s Honors in Agriculture! The other nominees from WCHS were Princy Patel, Caleb Miller, and Tayshaun Adams. Both Hannah and Tayshaun were selected for semi-finalists and interviews. We are proud of all of our nominees and wish Hannah the best of luck as she proceeds through the rest of the process! #RamPride

WCHS RamTech Welding Students Compete in Welding Competition WCHS RamTech Welding Students Compete in Welding Competition
Six WCHS RamTech welding students traveled to Colquitt County to compete at a welding competition on April 17, 2021. They walked away with $3500 in scholarships! Conner Mullen placed 11th out of 73 welders. Conner is a first-year welding student and competed against juniors and seniors that have been welding for three to four years! Awesome job, Rams! #RamPride
WCHS Debutes New Track Complex WCHS Debutes New Track Complex

The WCHS Rams Track and Field debuted its beautiful new track complex on April 14, 2021. The meet was a huge success, and our Rams excelled throughout the competition! See below for the full results. #GoRams #RamPride

Worth County Schools Weekly COVID-19 Report 4-16-21 COVID-19 Update
WCHS Literary Team Competes at Region Literary Competition WCHS Literary Team Competes at Region Literary Competition

The Worth County High School Literary Team competed in the region competition on April 13, 2021, in Thomasville. As a team, they placed 3rd in Region 1-AA. We also had several students excel in the following categories! Awesome job, team!

WCHS STAR Student and Teacher Announced WCHS STAR Student and Teacher Announced

Congratulations to the 2021 Worth County High School STAR Student, Samantha Foerster, and STAR Teacher, Mr. Josh Miller!

Every year, a STAR student from each high school in Georgia is selected. To obtain the STAR nomination, high school seniors must have the highest score on any single test date of the SAT taken through the November test date of their senior year and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average. Nominees' SAT scores must be equal to or be higher than the concorded mean scores on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math sections. Each high school STAR Student is asked to name his/her STAR Teacher.

We are so proud of you, Samantha!  This is quite an accomplishment.  Mr. Miller, thank you for the work you do day in and day out for our students.  It is clearly evident to more than just your administration and colleagues.  Well done to both of you! #RamPride

Important WCHS Senior Walk (UPDATED) and Prom 2021 Information WCHS Prom 2021 Information

The WCHS Roarin' 20s Prom will be held on Saturday, May 8th, from 7 PM to 11 PM in WCHS Gymnatorium. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased in the WCHS Media Center. See the flyer for additional information on ticket sales for each month. 

Also linked below are the 2021 Prom Court Requirements as well as dress code information. Guest verification forms can be picked up in the Media Center. This form is required for any guest that is not a WCHS student.

WCHS Prom 21 Court Requirements

WCHS Prom 21 Dress Code

Due to COVID, the Senior Walk will take place at the football stadium at 5:00 PM the same day. Social distancing and face masks are expected. Sunblock is recommended. Additional Senior Walk information is available by clicking the link below.

WCHS Senior Walk 21 Information

 

 

2020-21 Senior Superlatives Announced 2020-21 Senior Superlatives

Senior Superlatives for the 2020-21 school year were recently announced. Senior Superlatives are voted on each year by the faculty. Seniors must have a GPA of 80 - which is a B average - and seniors must exemplify excellent academic performance and work ethic. Congratulations to the eight senior girls and eight senior boys below for this high honor! #RamPride

Biology Students Participate in Breakout EDU Game WCHS Biology Students Participate in Breakout EDU Game

Recently, Mrs. Ellis’ Biology class participated in a DNA Breakout EDU game.  Students raced against the time to fix humanity's mutated DNA code. Three lucky teams were able to "break out" and solve all the puzzles.

Algebra 1 Easter Egg Hunt Algebra 1 Easter Egg Hunt

Students in Ms. Davis's Algebra 1 class completed an Easter Egg Hunt to review Units 1-3. Each egg consisted of review problems to prepare for the End of Course test. Students were able to work in groups and use their interactive notebooks to answer questions. The Algebra 1 End of Course (EOC) test is scheduled for late May. 

WCHS Senior, Talley Powell, Earns Spot in the Georgia All-State Band WCHS Senior, Talley Powell, Earns Spot in the Georgia All-State Band

Congratulations to WCHS Senior, Talley Powell, for earning a spot in the Georgia All-State Band for her flute performance. This is the third year in a row that Talley has qualified for the Georgia All-State Band.  The event this year will be held virtually for the top musicians in the state. Congratulations, Talley, for being one of the top flutists in the state of Georgia! We are so proud of your hard work and dedication! #RamPride

RamTech and WCHS Elective Teachers Host Recruitment Fair WCHS RamTech and Elective Teachers Host  Recruitment Fair

Last week, students had the chance to visit with RamTech and WCHS elective teachers during lunch to find out more about all that we offer in our CTAE Pathways, Work-Based Learning opportunities, Band, Chorus, and Art classes.  Students were able to interact with the instructors, current students, and equipment used in classes.  Our Agriculture teacher brought baby chicks and a calf roping simulator, our Food and Nutrition teacher had her students bake chocolate-chip cookies for booth visitors, and representatives from our Flag Line were on hand for demonstrations.  Special thanks to Southern Regional Technical College for coming out and recruiting for our Dual Enrollment options through RamTech, including Welding, Automotive, Nursing, Emergency Medical Responder, and (coming next year!) Carpentry.  Yesterday, students were able to register for their top elective choices.  We hope this Recruitment Fair helped make their selections easier than ever.  

SkillsUSA State Winners SkillsUSA State Winners

Congratulations to our SkillsUSA State winners! WCHS SkillsUSA entered seven contests and placed in the Top 5 in five of the contests. Click 'Read More' for details.

WCSD Parent/Student SLDS Portal Access WCSD Parent/Student SLDS Portal Access

The Georgia Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) is a free online tool developed by the Georgia Department of Education. Parents & students now have access to student’s historical academic data through the Georgia’s SLDS Parent/Student Portal.

HOW TO ACCESS THE SLDS PARENT/STUDENT PORTAL

Worth County School District parents and students can access the Georgia SLDS Parent/Student Portal by following these steps:
1. Log in to the Infinite Campus parent/student portal.
2. Click More at the bottom of the menu on the left side of the screen.
3. Under Quick Links, click SLDS Portal.
4. After clicking the SLDS Parent/Student Portal link, the Parent/Student Portal landing page will open.

 

10th Grade Literature and Fundamentals of Fashion and Food and Nutrition Students Collaborate to Explore Chinese Culture and the Novel, Joy Luck Club 10th Grade Literature and Fundamentals of Fashion and Food and Nutrition Students Collaborate to Explore Chinese Culture and the Novel, Joy Luck Club

Dr. Shemwell's 10th Grade Literature class and Mrs. Fitzgerald's Fundamentals of Fashion and Food and Nutrition students collaborated on Thursday, 3/11/2021 to explore the novel Joy Luck Club and Chinese culture.  Dr. Shemwell's class read Joy Luck Club and was responsible for teaching Mrs. Fitzgerald's class about the author, story, conflict, and symbolism from the novel.  Mrs. Fitzgerald's students were responsible for teaching Dr. Shemwell's class about Chinese culture, fashion, and cuisine from the novel and time period.  The classes gathered on Thursday to present their information and share their hard work!  They celebrated with a student-prepared Chinese feast that made the novel come alive!  
 

Talent and Development Classes Complete Circle of Control/Circle of No Control Project Talent and Development Classes Complete Circle of Control/Circles of No Control Project

Students in Mrs. Ochie’s Talent and Development classes participated in groups to design a poster depicting a circle of control and a circle of no control. This project helped students realize they cannot control everything that happens in their life, but they can control how they respond to those things. This assignment also encouraged students to stop worrying about things they can’t control and focus on areas in life they can control. Winners were chosen for each block and given Ram bucks to spend at the PBIS store. Congratulations to the following winners! 

WCHS Receives Grant to Explore Black Soldier Flies for Local Farmers WCHS Receives Grant to Explore Black Soldier Flies for Local Farmers

WCHS received a $15,000 grant from Monsanto to explore the practical use of black soldier flies for our local farmers.  Students from Environmental Science, Agriculture, Chemistry, and Algebra classes are working together to create habitats to house black soldier fly larvae in order to study their use on the farm.  The cross-curricular study is examining the life cycle and sustainable properties of these flies as they break down animal waste in a chicken coop and ultimately become a high protein, nutrient-dense food source for livestock.  Through the course of this experience, students will analyze data such as temperature, weight, protein, and fat in an effort to determine the practical use of these flies for our local farmers.  We are excited to see the far-reaching impacts of this study on our local community, and are grateful for the support of our stakeholders and partners, such as The Critter Depot who are generously donating the larvae for our study.  

WCHS Senior, Tayshaun Shipp, Set to Attend Mercer University WCHS Senior, Tayshaun Shipp, Set to Attend Mercer University

WCHS Senior, Tayshaun Shipp, signed a letter of intent to attend Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, as a student-athlete on Friday, February 26, 2021. He will be joining the Mercer Bears not only to play football but to continue his education. Tayshaun will be majoring in Education and plans to return to Worth County as a teacher and coach. Congratulations, Tayshaun! We can't wait to see you excel at Mercer University and look forward to your return! We are very proud of you and know you will continue to shine bright in all that you do!  #GoRams #RamPride

Click the link below for additional photos.
Tayshaun Shipp's Signing

 

WCHS Basketball All-Region Rams WCHS Basketball All-Region Rams

Congratulations to the following Rams Varsity basketball players! These guys were picked out of all Region 1-AA players based on their performance this season to be a part of the All-Region 1-AA team. Congratulations to all!  We are proud of your dedication and hard work this season! #GoRams #AllRegion #RamPride

Class of 2021 Senior Favorites Class of 2021 Senior Favorites
Class of 2021 Teacher Favorites Class of 2021 Teacher Favorites
Spirit and Competition Cheer Tryouts Spirit and Competition Cheer Tryouts

Spirit and Competition Cheer Tryouts will be April 19th-23rd! The High School Cheerleading Tryouts MANDATORY Parent Meeting will be held in the high school gymatorium @ 6 pm on Thursday, April 1st.! See the flyer for additional information!

WCHS 2020-21 Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition Winners Announced WCHS 2020-21 Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition Winners Announced

Congratulations to the WCHS 2020-21 Grade-Level Winners of the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition!

The winners are:

9th Grade - Sadie Holt - "13"

10th Grade - Kylie Langford - Art the Great

11th Grade - Jocelyn Milner - The Dragons Creation of the World

12th Grade - Savannah Pritchard - When Winter Came in the Spring

Worth County System winners will be recognized at the March 18th, 2021, BOE Meeting at 7:00 pm.

The purpose of the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition is to encourage students to develop an enthusiasm for and expertise in their writing, to provide a context to celebrate their writing successes, and to recognize student achievement in arts and academics. The winning entries will now advance to the district level for further judging.

Congratulations to these students! #RamPride

WCHS Early Graduates Recognized at Board of Education Meeting WCHS Early Graduates Recognized at Board of Education Meeting

Thirteen WCHS Seniors were recognized at the monthly Board of Education meeting on February 18, 2021.  These seniors recently completed all necessary graduation requirements during the first semester of the 20-21 school year. Congratulations, Rams, and remember once a Ram always a Ram!
#RamPride

Class of 2021 Early Graduates:
Jacob Adams
Zy’keria Boggan
Trequaivous Cuff
Shaun Harrell
Charles Kimsey
Gloria Laster
Jaylanesse Payan
Ragan Rutherford
Ansley Tabb
Anthony Washington
Kambria Williams
Deasha Wooden
Brooke Zinker

School Day SAT Date Announced School Day SAT Date Announced
WCHS will be administering the SAT on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, during school hours. The cost is $8.00 (no essay) or $15 (with essay). View the flyer for additional details on how to register and make payment!
 
Click here for the SAT school day parent letter.
 
If you have questions, please reach out to the assigned guidance counselor below.

 

Mrs. Sandy Bozeman
Guidance Counselor (Last Names A-G)
sbozeman@worthschools.net

Ms. Kawanna Edwards
Guidance Counselor (Last Names H-N)
kedwards@worthschools.net


Mrs. Sherly Touze
Guidance Counselor (Last Names O-Z)
stouze@worthschools.net

 

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WCHS Football All-Region Rams Rams Helment

Congratulations to the following Rams Varsity football players! These guys were picked out of all Region 1-AA players based on their performance this season to be a part of the All-Region 1-AA team.  In addition, Tayshaun Shipp was selected for 1st Team All-State and was chosen as the Athlete of the Year for Region 1-AA.  Congratulations to all!  We are proud of your dedication and hard work this season! #GoRams #AllRegion 

WCHS Competition Cheerleaders Take 1st Place in Last Chance Cheer Classic FY21 Last Chance Cheer Classic

The WCHS Competition Cheerleaders participated in the 25th Annual Sue Youngblood Last Chance Cheer Classic hosted by WCHS on Saturday, January 30, 2021. The cheerleaders won 1st place in the Region 2-A school category and had the fifth-highest score among all fourteen high schools in attendance! Awesome job to these student-athletes! We are very proud of their hard work and dedication this cheer season! Best of luck to these girls as they compete tomorrow, February 6, 2021, in the regions/sectionals in Vidalia, GA. Go Rams!

Physics Class Participates in Egg Drop Challenge Photo of Physics Class

Students in Mrs. Smith’s Physics class participated in an experiment called the "Egg Drop Challenge" on Thursday, January 28, 2021. Students crafted cardboard boxes lined with various "cushioning agents" ranging from drinking straws, yarn, rice, sponges, balloons, marshmallows, and even "slings" suspended by rubber bands inside their boxes. They then delivered their "boxes" that were carefully constructed to the third-floor balcony with a height of 40 feet. They timed the “fall” from the scissor lift with their electronic timing devices as the boxes were dropped one by one. The amount of time for the fall allowed the students to calculate the final velocity of the egg on impact and determine the amount of force the egg experienced during this collision. The end result was hopefully to have an intact egg after the fall....let’s just say some eggs were not as lucky as others. The students enjoyed the experiment while utilizing the concept of Physics at the same time.

HOPE Scholarship Informational Flyer Photo of HOPE Scholarship Informational Flyer

Click HERE to view/print the HOPE Scholarship informational flyer.

WCHS Haley Bird Selected as DAR Good Citizen Photo of Haley Bird, WCHS DAR Good Citizen
WCHS Hosts Region 2A One Act Play Competition WCHS Hosts Region 2A One Act Play Competition
WCHS hosted the Region 2A One-Act Play competition on January 22, 2021. The Rams walked away with a best-supporting actress medal winner (Stephanie Bass) and two All-Region Cast selections: Destin Wilkerson and Caleb Miller. Way to go, Rams! #RamPride
New Worth County Board of Education Members are Sworn In New Board of Ed. 2021
CTAE Food and Nutrition Students Prepare Lunch for Faculty and Staff CTAE LUNCH
WCHS Principal, Melissa Edwards, enlisted the help of CTAE Food and Nutrition pathway students to provide faculty and staff with a delicious, pick-up and go lunch before Christmas break.  The students, led by Amy Fitzgerald, prepared chili and potato soup, a variety of condiments, and several desserts.  Everything was delicious!   #RamTech #CTAEdelivers #Ramily
 
Seniors Participate in Apply to College Week Seniors Participate in Apply to College Week

The Worth County High School Guidance Department held an “Apply to College” event during the week of November 16th - 20th, 2020. During the event, students met virtually with representatives from surrounding colleges and universities.  Students also had the opportunity to apply to different colleges and universities. Special thanks to Georgia Southwestern State University, Georgia Southern University, Southern Regional Technical College, Valdosta State University, and Verto College. View the video below for photos from the event.

WCHS Homecoming 2020 Court Video and Photos WCHS Homecoming 2020 Court Video and Photos

Enjoy the WCHS Homecoming 2020 Court video below. Congratulations to all students!

 

 

Additional photos are available by clicking the link below.

HOCO 20 Court Photos

Spanish II Students Participate in Audiovisual Assessment Spanish II Students Participate in Audiovisual Assessment

Students in Mr. Pena’s Spanish II classes recently participated in an audiovisual assessment where each student switched roles bargaining with one another as either a merchant or customer in a makeshift South American marketplace. View the video below for a more detailed explanation from Mr. Pena and a few videos and pictures from the assessment.

SAT/ACT Test Dates

Click below to view testing dates for the SAT/ACT.

SAT/ACT Test Dates

WCHS Softball Athletes Selected for the All-Region 1-AA Team WCHS Softball Athletes Selected for the All Region 1-AA Team

Congratulations to the following Lady Rams Varsity softball players! These girls were selected out of all Region 1-AA players based on their performance this season to be a part of the All-Region 1-AA teams.  Awesome job, ladies!  We are proud of your dedication and hard work this season! #GoRams #AllRegion

PBIS - Parent Letter PBIS Grraphic

Please click the link below to access the PBIS - Parent Letter regarding the PBIS Program at WCHS. Go Rams!

PBIS Parent Letter

 

 

WCHS Cross Country Runners are State Bound XC Region Meet

The WCHS Cross Country team showed out today at the Georgia 1-AA Region Championship in Thomasville, GA!

The students below ranked high individually and are state bound:

Conner Mullen - 1st in Region 1-AA for boys
Ana Resendez - 3rd in Region 1-AA for girls
Eyan Zupko - 4th in Region 1-AA for boys

In addition, the girls' team finished 3rd overall and will advance to the state competition on November 7, 2020, in Carrolton, GA. The girls' team consists of Ana Resendez, Drew Anne Fitzgerald, Abby Barfield, Alexia Sokolowski, and Bralyn Griffis.

Congratulations to all of these excellent student-athletes! We are so proud of your hard work and dedication and wish you the best at state!

#GoRams #RamPride

WCHS 2020 Homecoming Court HOCO Court

Congratulations to the 2020 Homecoming Court!

WCHS Cross Country Runners Perform at the Tift and Westover Invitationals FY21 Cross Country Group Picture

Our Cross Country runners attended the 19th Annual Tift Invitational on September 26th and the Westover Invitational on October 3rd. Below are each runner’s results from the two meets. Great job, runners! Keep up working hard! #RamPride #GoRams

WCHS Senior, Brooke Zinker, Set to Attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in January 2021 WCHS Senior, Brooke Zinker, Set to Attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in January 2021

WCHS Senior, Brooke Zinker, signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, Flordia, as a student-athlete on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. She will graduate in December and will be joining the Eagles softball team and pursuing a degree in Still Exploring Engineering in January 2021. Congratulations, Brooke! We are very proud of you and know you will continue to be successful in all that you do!  #GoRams #RamPride

WCHS Cross Country Runners Perform Well at the Deerfield-Windsor Invitational Conner Mullen is first in our region.

Shout-out to our Cross Country runners on their performance at the Deerfield-Windsor Invitational on September 19, 2020. Below are the results. A big congratulations to Conner Mullen, as well. He is currently first in our region! Excellent job to all! We are proud of your hard work! #RamPride #GoRams

WCHS Student/Parent Handbook 20-21
WCHS Herff Jones School Service Schedule WCHS Herff Jones School Service Schedule

Please see the attached school service schedule from Herff Jones. This schedule provides important dates for the Junior Ring Ceremony, Senior product ordering/delivery, as well as the Sophomore Ring Assembly.

Herff Jones School Service Schedule

UPDATED 8/23/2020 - WCSD and WCHS Reopening Plans WCSD and WCHS Reopening Plans

Click the link below for the WCSD COVID-19 Reopening Plan:

WCSD COVID-19 Reopening Plan (Updated 8/7/2020)

Click the link below for the WCHS COVID-19 Reopening Plan:

WCHS COVID-19 Reopening Plan

Updated 20-21 School Calendar

The academic calendar for the 2020-2021 school year was updated and approved on July 30, 2020.

WCHS 20-21 Dress Code WCHS 20-21 Dress Code

Please click the link below for WCHS Dress Code.

WCHS 20-21 Dress Code

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Infinite Campus

Infinite Campus is our district-wide student information system.  The Infinite Campus Parent Portal provides parents with a fast and convenient way to check student grades, schedules, attendance, and other resources.

Worth County Schools Partners with ESS for Substitute Staff - Information to Apply ESS Logo - Every day counts.

Worth County Schools is excited to announce that we've partnered with ESS! Moving forward, they will be responsible for recruiting, credentialing, hiring, placing, and managing all substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, school nutrition workers, clerical personnel, etc. in the district.  Please visit www.ESS.jobs to apply today!