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WCHS Prom 2020 Information WCHS Prom 2020 Information

Prom 2020 is set for Saturday, March 28th, at Chehaw in Albany.  Tickets will go on sale on January 8th.  Be sure to get the Early Bird Special for only $30 a ticket.  This ticket special will only last for two weeks and will end on January 17th.  The theme is the “Roarin’ 20s.” See the flyer for additional information on ticket sales.  Also linked below are the 2020 Prom Court Requirements as well as dress code information. Senior Walk information will be announced at a later date.

WCHS Prom 20 Court Requirements

WCHS Prom 20 Dress Code

 

WCHS Students Attend State Beta Convention WCHS Students Attend State Beta Convention

Our WCHS Beta Club members performed extremely well at this year's Georgia State Beta Club Convention. With stiff academic competition from public and private schools across the state, our students usually place in the top five once every five years. This year, WCHS took home four top 4 finishes out of a pool of over 2,000 academically talented competitors. Congratulations to the following state winners who are eligible to compete at the National Convention in Fort Worth, Texas:

David Singletary- 2nd place in Agriscience
Cole Tucker- 3rd place in Social Studies
Olivia Yonce- 4th place in Creative Writing
 
Awesome job, guys! We are so proud of your hard work! #RamPride
WCHS STAR Student and Teacher Announced WCHS STAR Student and Teacher Announced

Congratulations to our 2020 STAR Student, Gregory Williams!  Mr. Williams selected Social Studies teacher, Mr. Josh Miller as the 2020 STAR Teacher.

The Page Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program is sponsored, administered, and promoted by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE). Since its creation by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the STAR program has honored nearly 27,500 students and the teachers they have selected as having had the most influence on their academic achievement. To obtain the STAR nomination, graduating high school seniors must have the highest score on a single test date on the SAT and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average.  The Sylvester Kiwanis Club is the local STAR program sponsor.  This is an outstanding accomplishment, and we are very proud of you both! #RamPride

WCHS Welding Students Tour Welding Facilities WCHS Welding Students Tour Welding Facilities
Students in Mr. Cory Miller's Welding classes toured several businesses in Sylvester and Tifton on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.  Students toured Park Built and Scales, Systems & Automation in Sylvester.  A special thanks to Stacey Roberts and Jimmy Parker for allowing these students to tour their facilities and learn more about the welding industry and other opportunities associated with the welding industry. 
 
Students then traveled to Tifton and toured First Products.  Students were allowed to tour the facility and actually watch products being made.  First Products ships products all over the United States and other countries as well.  
 
Students completed the day at Southern Regional Technical College.  Ms. Mandy Ponder met with the students to explain the admission policy.  Then students were given a tour of the different labs on campus.  Students toured the Drafting classroom and the Welding Lab.  Instructors were on hand to give an overview of the courses taught and answer questions from students.
WCHS FBLA Students Attend Region I Conference WCHS FBLA Region I Conference Results

Six WCHS FBLA students attended the FBLA Region I Conference at Southern Regional Technical College in Moultrie, GA, on Friday, January 17, 2020. 

The following students won awards at the conference:
Luke Cooper - 1st place Client Services
Lora Coxwell - 1st place Public Speaking
Kyjuana Vance - 2nd place Impromptu Speaking
Fatima Resendez - 5th place Intro to Public Speaking
Zakkery Parton - 6th place Business Calculations

Congratulations to these students! We are very proud of your hard work! #RamPride

Individual photos can be found by clicking the following link.
FBLA Region I Conference

(Group Picture) Pictured left to right: Fatima Resendez, Ranijel Farley, Lora Coxwell, Madison Patton, Kyjuana Vance, and Luke Cooper (Zakkery Parton not available at the time of the picture.)

WCHS Yearbook and Senior Ad Information WCHS Yearbook and Senior Ad Information

All yearbook balances and senior ad balances must be paid in full by February First.  See Dr. H. Powell to take care of this.  Yearbooks can still be purchased for $70.00 at this time. The price will go to $80 in March.

Worth County School District Teacher of the Year Announced Kaleigh Whitman, WCSD Teacher of the Year 2020

At the January 2020 Board of Education meeting, each school's Teacher of the Year was recognized.  The Board then announced the teacher chosen as the district's Teacher of the Year.  Congratulations to Kaleigh Whitman!

WCHS Students in Essentials of Healthcare and Sports Medicine Classes Practice Surgery Using Celery WCHS Students in Essentials and Sports Medicine Classes Practice Surgery Using Celery

Students in Mrs. Jones' Essentials of Healthcare and Sports Medicine classes used the newly learned anatomy terms to perform "surgery" on Mr. Cello today.  The students prepped and performed the surgery using celery as their patient.

WCHS Senior, Brianna Zupko, Signs to Attend Georgia Southwestern State University WCHS Senior, Brianna Zupko, Signs to Attend Georgia Southwestern State University

WCHS Senior, Brianna Zupko, signed a letter of intent to attend Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, Georgia, as a student-athlete on January 15, 2020. She will be joining the Canes this fall. Congratulations, Brianna! We are very proud of you and wish you the best in all of your future endeavors!  #GoRams #RamPride

Worth County High School Graduation Survey
WCHS Junior, Talley Powell, Qualifies for All-State Band WCHS Junior, Talley Powell, Qualifies for All-State Band

Congratulations to WCHS Junior, Talley Powell, for earning a spot in the Georgia All-State Band for her flute performance during the second round of auditions on Saturday, January 11, 2020, in McDonough. This is the second year in a row that Talley has qualified for the Georgia All-State Band.  She will travel to Athens, Georgia during the week of March 5th to attend this statewide event. Congratulations, Talley, for being one of the top 10 flute players in the state of Georgia! We are so proud of your hard work and dedication! #RamPride

WCHS Senior, Don Terry, Signs to Attend Brewton-Parker College WCHS Senior, Don Terry, Signs to Attend Brewton-Parker College

WCHS Senior, Don Terry, signed a letter of intent to attend Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon, Georgia, as a student-athlete on January 10, 2020. He will be joining the Barons this fall to play golf at the next level. Congratulations, Don! We are very proud of you and wish you the best in all of your future endeavors!  #GoRams #RamPride

WCHS Introduces New Head Football Coach, Phillip Ironside WCHS Head Football Coach Ironside Press Conference

WCHS held a press conference on January 8, 2020, to introduce the new Head Football Coach, Phillip Ironside!  Welcome to the Ram Family, Coach Ironside!  We are excited to have you and your family here in Worth County! #RamPride #GoRams

WCHS Football Athletes Selected as All Region 1-AAA Players of the Year WCHS All-Region 1-AAA Football Players

Congratulations to the following Rams Varsity football players!

WCHS Band Members Earn a Seat in District Honor Band WCHS Band Members Earn a Seat in District Honor Band

Congratulations to the following Ram Band members for being selected to the All-District Honor Band!

WCHS Juniors, Shaun Harrell and Jordan Curry, Receive Awards WCHS Shaun Harrell and Jordan Curry,

Congratulations to Shaun Harrell and Jordan Curry! They were honored at the In the Game Magazine Banquet recently in Valdosta. Shaun was awarded Offensive Player of the Year for Worth County. Jordan Curry was awarded the Defensive Player of the Year for Worth County. Congratulations to you guys! #RamPride

WCHS Students Visit Pine Shadows and PruittHealth WCHS Students Visit Pine Shadows and PruittHealth

Mrs. Tillery and Mrs. Garwood’s class visited Pine Shadows and PruittHealth care on December 12, 2019. They colored Christmas cards and made snowflake ornaments for all the residents. Afterward, they went to El Metate for lunch, where the food and service were excellent! A fun time was had by all! #RamPride

Extra Mile Award - Attention Students, Staff, Parents, and Community Members WCSD Logo

The EXTRA MILE AWARD involves students, staff, parents and community members in recognizing and rewarding Worth County Schools’ employees — teachers, secretaries, nutrition workers, mechanics, paras, custodians, maintenance workers, and others — who consistently go that extra mile so students can be successful during the current school year. Nominations will open beginning February 17, 2020, with the deadline for nominations March 20, 2020 {submit to Principals and/or Directors}.

WCHS JROTC Cadets Attend Purple Heart Ball WCHS JROTC Cadets Attend Purple Heart Ball

Cadets from the WCHS JROTC were recently able to present the colors and saber arch for the Military Order of the Purple Heart Ball at the Elk's Lodge in Valdosta, GA. This is the second year WCHS Cadets have been invited to attend and present. The Cadets were also allowed to change and stay for the Ball and mingle with other wounded Veterans from around Georgia. The Cadets were awarded a plaque and ceremonial cups for their hard work and dedication to Wounded Warriors. Awesome job, Cadets! #RamPride #GoRams

WCHS Free Financial Aid Workshops WCHS Free Financial Aid Workshops

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WCHS Block Schedule 2020-21 WCHS Block Schedule 2020-21

WCHS will be transitioning to a block schedule for the 2020-21 school year. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

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.

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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