Medley Chosen to Serve as Representative of Instructional Transformation Teacher Leader Cohort

      (Springfield, Ky.) – Holly Medley, a math teacher at Washington County High School, was recently named the representative for Washington County Schools on Kentucky’s new Instructional Transformation Teacher Leader Cohort, according to an announcement from Cherry Boyles, chief academic officer for the Washington County School District. The Instructional Transformation Teacher Leader Cohort is provided through the Collaborative for Teaching and Learning (CTL) to focus on the teacher’s…


Proficient Washington County Schools Earns “High Progress” Classification in Accountability Test

(Springfield, Ky.) – Students and staff in Washington County Schools have scores to be proud of in this year’s “Unbridled Learning: College and Career Readiness for All” accountability system. According to the 2014-2015 results of the accountability system, which were released on October 1, 2015, the district scored at the 76th percentile of schools in Kentucky which has earned the classification as a proficient and progressing district. Additionally, the district…

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Washington County Teachers Participate in New Teacher Cadre

    Holly Wood, the dean of instruction at Washington County High School, led this month’s New Teacher Cadre session. (Photo submitted)     (SPRINGFIELD, Ky.) –This week, several Washington County teachers participated in the New Teacher Cadre, a district-provided professional learning opportunity. The program provides professional development on topics requested by the group. Lee Ann Ater, director of federal and state programs at Washington County Schools, said that their…

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GEAR UP Kentucky 3.0 holds Kick-Off Event for WCHS Juniors

GEAR UP Kentucky Regional Program Director Tony Bartley talked to WCHS juniors last week about getting prepared for college. (Photo by Hillary C. Wright)     (SPRINGFIELD, Ky.) – Washington County High School juniors were recently able to enjoy a kickoff event sponsored by GEAR UP Kentucky 3.0 involving an encouraging presentation and pep talk, along with pizza. GEAR UP Kentucky (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is…


Washington County Holiday Assistance Program Guidelines

Washington County Holiday Assistance Program has developed new guidelines. Please read this document thoroughly if you are interested in participating in the Holiday Assistance Program. If you have any questions, please contact one of the following: Sheila Hourigan, House of Hope: 336-0140 Barbara Pettus, WCES/WCMS FRYSC: 481-8489 Debbie McIntosh, WCHS FRYSC: 336-5475 Wendy Chesser, NWES FRYSC: 375-4038 Tiffany Wheatley, Central Kentucky Community Action: 336-7766 Download/Print PDF


WCHS Students Put Cooking Skills to the Test in Classroom Competition

(Photo by Hillary C. Wright)   (Springfield, Ky.) – Students enrolled in Washington County High School’s Culinary Skills course recently competed in an in-classroom competition entitled “Chef Wars”. The students had to research a famous chef, present their findings to the class and choose one of their recipes to cook. After practicing the recipe and making any necessary changes to it, the students prepared the food to be tasted by…