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WCHS PBIS Character Word for November WCHS PBIS Character Word for November

WCHS's PBIS character word of the month is prepared. This month, and always, we ask that students remember the importance of being prepared. Below are a few key points that teachers and students will focus on this month.

Prepared:

  • Being prepared gives you the confidence you can complete the task ahead.
    • When you take a test and have not studied, how do you feel?
    • When you take a test and have studied, how do you feel?
  • All energy and thoughts can focus on the task instead of how to make-up your deficiencies due to not being prepared.
  • Proper preparation allows you to make adjustments when certain events happen.  You learn to respond to pressure situations adequately and efficiently.
  • Always work hard no matter the situation.
  • Remember to prepare in advance for any task ahead.
  • Proper planning leads to proper results.
WCHS Apply to College Day for Seniors WCHS Apply to College Day for Seniors

   

WCHS Guidance Department is hosting an Apply to College Day on Thursday, November 14, 2019, from 8:00 to 11:00.  This event will give WCHS graduating seniors an opportunity to apply to colleges/universities without leaving the campus. 

Representatives from the following colleges/universities/colleges will be in attendance:

  • Abraham Baldwin College
  • Albany State University
  • Albany Technical College
  • Andrew College
  • Fort Valley State College
  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • Gordon State College
  • Middle Georgia State University
  • South Georgia State College
  • South Regional Technical College
  • Thomas University 
  • Valdosta State University

A representative from Georgia Student Finance will also be in attendance to help students complete their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Parents are welcome to attend this event. For more information, please contact the WCHS Guidance Department.

WC Rams Baseball Coach Receives Award WC Rams Baseball Coach Receives Award

Congratulations to Coach Will Smith! He was recently chosen as the state of Georgia 2020 Ethics and Professional Coaching Award winner.  The award is the highest honor from the GADC and is awarded at the annual convention held in Atlanta, Ga each January.  The GADC represents baseball at all levels in the State of Georgia but emphasizes the importance of high school coaches.  Each year coaches are selected as award winners for various categories, including Coach of the Year, Field of the Year, Hall of Fame inductions, and many other awards.  The most coveted recognition is the Ethics and Professional Coaching Award. The winner is chosen from a committee made up of college and high school coaches and comes from nominations taken statewide.

Head Football Coaching Announcement
WCMS/WCHS Tennis Team Information WCMS/WCHS Tennis Team Information
Combined high school and middle school conditioning will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting November 12 and will last throughout the month of November and part of December. Conditioning will take place at the high school courts from 3:45 - 4:30 PM. You must bring a tennis racket and wear appropriate shoes, socks, and athletic wear.
 
High school tryouts will be December 10-12 at the high school courts 3:45 - 5:00 PM. Team Announced Dec 13th.
 
Middle school tryouts will be December 17-19 at the high school courts 3:45 - 5:00 PM.  Team Announced Dec 20th.
 
You must bring a tennis racket and wear appropriate shoes, socks, and athletic wear.  
 
Parents with any questions should contact Coach Watson or Coach Davis through email.
WCHS Special Education Department Wins 1st Place in Scarecrow Contest WCHS Special Education Department Wins 1st Place in Scarecrow Contest

Congratulations to the WCHS Special Education Department! They won 1st place in the recent Downtown Sylvester Fall Scarecrow Decorating Contest!  Awesome job to all!  #RamPride

Additional photos can be found by clicking the following link.

WCHS Scarecrow

 

WCHS Welding Students Present Custom Made Bench to Former Mayor WCHS Welding Students Present Custom Made Bench to Former Mayor

WCHS College and Career Academy Dual Enrollment Welding students designed and built a custom bench for former Mayor Bill Yearta to honor his 17 years of service as Mayor of the City of Sylvester!  Mr. Settle, accompanied by the students who built the bench, presented their work of art to Mr. and Mrs. Yearta on October 31, 2019! #RamPride

Click the link below for more pictures.

CTAE Welding

WCHS Ram Band Makes a Clean Sweep at 2019 Sound of Gold Competition WCHS Ram Band Make Clean Sweep at 2019 Sound of Gold Competition

Congratulations to our WCHS Ram Band! They won the 2019 Sound of Gold Division Championship on Saturday, October 26th, in Waycross! Not only were they the overall winners, but they also came in 1st place in the following categories: Color Guard, Drum Major, Drum Line, and Band. Awesome job to all!  We are so proud of each of you and your hard work and dedication!  #RamPride #GoRams

WCHS Competition Cheerleaders Take Home First Place at Colquitt County's Packer Pride Cheer Classic WCHS Competition Cheerleaders Take Home First Place

Congratulations to the WCHS Competition Cheerleaders! Coach Watson and Coach Inman are excited and proud to announce that the girls beat Crisp County on Saturday, October 26th, at the Colquitt County Packer Pride Cheer Classic in Moultrie! They left “Packer Pride” with a 1st place trophy in hand! Not only did they win first place, but they also increased their scores by almost 30 points from their previous competition in Columbus.  Furthermore, they beat their highest score from the 2018 season by two points! Way to go, girls!  We are so proud of each of you and your hard work!  #GoRams #RamPride

We want to invite everyone to the Last Chance Cheer Classic at WCHS this Saturday, November 2nd, to cheer on the girls!  They are expected to perform around 3:00 PM, and WCMS is expected to compete around 10:00 AM. There will be 28 teams competing. The competition begins at 9 AM with the middle school division.  The high school division will begin at noon. Admission is $10 for the middle school session and $10 for the high school session.  GHSA passes will be honored, but Century Club will not. Come out and support these Rams! 

WCHS Cross-Country Runners Headed to State Competition WCHS Cross-Country Runners Headed to State Competition

Huge congratulations to WCHS Senior, Brianna Zupko! Brianna came in 1st place at the Region Championship on October 24th in Crisp County with a time of 21:18. This is Brianna’s fourth straight first-place win at a Region Competition. She will be representing the WCHS girls at the State Competition in Carrollton, GA on Saturday, November 2, 2019. The WCHS boys came in 3rd place! The following top five boys will be advancing to the State Competition: Conner Mullen, Zalen Timmons, Luke Paramore, Levon Legree, and Clarence Griffin. Congratulations to these guys as well! We are so proud of each of you and your hard work and dedication this season! #GoRams #RamPride

 

WCHS Drama Club Places 2nd at the 1-AAA Region Competition WCHS Drama Club Places 2nd at the 1-AAA Region Competition

Congratulations to the WCHS Drama Club! They performed magnificently at the 1-AAA One-Act Region Competition on October 24, 2019.  They came in 2nd place and proudly brought home a trophy.

In addition, Joanna Smith and Kayla Martin were both selected as members of the ten-member All-Region cast.  Furthermore, Kayla was also given a medal as one of the top 4!
 
The WCHS Drama Club is under the direction of Mrs. Kelli Woodall.  We are so proud of each of the actors and crew members for putting together such an amazing performance!  #GoRams #RamPride
 
WCHS 2019 Homecoming Week Spirit Days WCHS 2019 Homecoming Week Spirit Days

WCHS had a BLAST celebrating the 2019 Homecoming Week. Click the link below to enjoy photos from each spirit day!

2019 Homecoming Week

WCHS 2019 Homecoming King and Queen WCHS 2019 Homecoming King and Queen

Congratulations to the 2019 Homecoming Queen, Kaniya Bryant, and Homecoming King, Cameron McKey!

WCHS Senior Students in Mr. Shemwell's Classes Participate in Senior Mentoring Project WCHS Senior Students in Mr. Shemwell's Classes Participate in Senior Mentoring Project

Recently, the seniors in Mr. Shemwell’s classes started a Senior Mentoring Project titled Rams: Present and Future.  For the project, each senior was paired with a second-grader at WCPS. Throughout the year the seniors will travel to WCPS to meet with their assigned student. The goal is for the seniors to act as mentors to the second-grade students as well as provide support with reading comprehension. Click the link below to enjoy pictures from the first visit. 

CrisisGo App for Parents - Bus Route Information CrisisGo Parent Download Instructions: Bus Routes

Keep up to date on bus route information with the CrisisGo App for parents. 
For any questions contact the Transportation Department at - 229-776-8612

DPH News Release - DPH Identifies Second Vaping-Related Death DPH News Release - DPH Identifies Second Vaping-Related Death

Please view the two links below for new information regarding vaping and related deaths released by the Georgia Department of Public Health.

DPH Identifies Second Vaping-Related Death

Health Advisory Electronic Cigarettes

WCHS Senior Students in Mr. Shemwell's Classes Participate in Beowulf Mock Trial WCHS Senior Students in Mr. Shemwell's Classes Participate in Beowulf Mock Trial

Recently, seniors in Mr. Shemwell's classes completed a study of Beowulf with mock trials that put the monster, Grendel, and the hero, Beowulf, on trial for murder. The students had five days to prepare for the prosecution and defense, gather evidence, and witnesses.  The trials took place over two days and ended with the jury reaching a verdict.

WCHS PBIS Character Words of the Month WCHS PBIS Character Words of the Month

WCHS's PBIS character words of the month are respect and prompt. This month, and always, we ask that students remember the importance of both words.

WCHS 2019 Homecoming Court WCHS 2019 Homecoming Court

Congratulations to the 2019 Homecoming Court!

WCHS/WCMS Cross-Country Meet Results - Bainbridge Bearcat Invitational - September 21, 2019 B. Zupko and E. Zupko 9-21-19

WCHS student, Brianna Zupko, came in 2nd-place at the Bearcat Invitational on Saturday, September 21, 2019, in Bainbridge with a time of 20:47. The WCHS boys team came in 12th with 20 teams attending the race. WCMS student, Eyan Zupko, came in 7th place with a time of 13:04. Awesome job to all! #GoRams #RamPride

WCHS/WCMS Cross-Country Meet Results - Lee County Invitational - September 7, 2019 WCHS/WCMS Cross-Country Meet Results - Lee County Invitational - September 7, 2019

Worth County Cross-Country (XC) runners faced the most challenging competition to-date this past weekend in Lee County.  With over 19 schools represented at the Lee County Invitational on Saturday, September 7th, and temperatures in the upper 90's, the WCHS/WCMS XC boys and girls did very well.  Eyon Zupko placed 4th in middle school boys with a personal best time of 12:39.10.  Middle school boys (Eyon Zupko, Kason Mullen, Hunter Johnson, Hunter Larson, and Emiliano Torres) as a team placed 8th.  Middle school girls (Rayonnia Woodard, Ana Resendez, McKayla Gay, and Alexia Sokolowsky) as a team placed 10th. Though the high school boys did not place in the top 10, all had personal best times.  Brianna Zupko placed 6th with a time of 21:36.40. Fantastic job!  We are so proud of all of the Cross-Country runners! Go Rams!

WCHS Cross-Country Meet Results Brianna and Conner Cook County

Congratulations to Brianna Zupko and Conner Mullen! Brianna came in 1st place for HS Girls at the Cook County Invitational with a time of 21:24 beating her previous race time by 1 minute. Conner Mullen came in 3rd place for HS boys with a time of 19:22 also improving his time by over 1 minute. Way to go! Go Rams!

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WCHS Cross-Country Meet Results B. Zupko

Congratulations to Brianna Zupko! She placed 7th in the HS Girls competition with a time of 22:05.3 at the Furlow Fast Feet Invitational in Americus on Saturday, August 24th. She also improved her time by 1:18 from her previous race. Way to go, Brianna! 

WCHS/WCMS Cross-Country Meet Results - Sherwood Christian Academy Race August 17, 2019 WCMS-WCHS Cross Country Meet Sherwood Christian Academy
WCHS Work-Based Learning Students for 2019-20 2019 WBL

Pictured is the 2019-20 Work-Based Learning students.  Work-Based Learning provides students with opportunities for instruction in both academic and occupational skills, career exploration, and guidance in identifying employment and educational goals.  Worth County High School's Work Based Learning Program is under the direction of Ms. Tina Pate. 

FY20 WCSD Code of Conduct

Click below to view the FY20 WCSD Code of Conduct. 
Access this file anytime by clicking Quick Links > Board of Education > Code of Conduct.

Interested in becoming a Worth County Schools Substitute Teacher?

ESS has partnered with Worth County Schools to provide substitute teachers.  ESS substitutes enjoy flexible schedules, weekly pay, training, and benefits/401K.

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! 

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