Dear Parents, We want to address something that is currently circulating on social media. On August 20th the FBI in Little Rock issued a general awareness statement to law enforcement agencies about information they received regarding a threat of a possible school shooting in Kentucky on August 28 and in Arkansas on August 29. The FBI could NOT verify the source of the threat. White County Central is NOT aware of any specific threat to our district. We assure you that we take your child’s safety seriously. District personnel will continue communicating with state agencies and law enforcement over the next week. We will take all steps necessary to protect your child.
Kindergarten Color Unit Color of the Day-Have your K student dress in these colors on these days: Mon (8/26) Red Tues (8/27) Orange Wed (8/28) Yellow Thurs (8/29) Green Fri (8/30) Blue Mon (9/2) NO SCHOOL Tues (9/3) Purple Wed (9/4) Pink Thurs (9/5) Black/White/Brown Fri (9/6) Rainbow
Girls K-4 Bear Cub Practice today and tomorrow. Please pick your child up at the front of the main gym by 5:15.
Kindergarten is beginning their color unit! We would love for students to join in the fun and dress in the color of the day with us! Monday, August 26th-Red Tuesday, August 27th-Orange Wednesday, August 28th-Yellow Thursday, August 29th-Green Friday, August 30th-Blue Monday, September 2nd NO SCHOOL Tuesday, September 3rd-Purple Wednesday, September 4th-Pink Thursday, September 5th-Black/White/Brown Friday, September 6th-Rainbow
PTO meeting!!!! The meeting is : Monday August 26th at 8:15 and 6:00 in the elementary cafeteria. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be given away!!!!
The White County Central Sr. BETA Club will host the annual fall Blood Drive on Friday, August 30th from 8:30am - 2:30 pm in the auditorium. Participants must be 16 years old and weigh 125 lbs. For more information or to schedule an appointment please contact Brandy Altom via email @ email@example.com or text @ (501)230-6747. Remember you are not only saving lives but providing scholarships for one or more of our graduating seniors!!!
Mark you calendars! Upcoming picture dates! We are using Lifetouch this year. Picture purchases supports WCC! #raisethebar School Day:September 12 Fall Athletic:basketball, cheer: October 9 Homecoming: October 18 School Day Retakes:October 23 Senior Retake: October 28th
K-8 morning car riders: In order to move our lines more efficiently and to avoid back up on the highway we are making changes to our morning line up. We will have staff members to direct you in the morning. We will follow the same line up as we have in the afternoon. This will start tomorrow morning. This will allow us to release more students at once. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to streamline our processes.
We are aware of some new traffic problems that have happened as this school year has started. Our school continues to grow, and with that growth we are experiencing some growth pains. This of course is a great problem for us to address. We appreciate your patience as we try to iron out some of these logistical problems! #raisethebar
We will be having athletic physicals for 7-12th grade students on Thursday, August 15th at 12:45. For more information please look at the district Facebook page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach Cude has called a meeting for Thursday, August 15 in the HS Gym from 5:30-6:00 for parents of girl basketball players in grades 7-12.
First Day of School TOMORROW (Aug. 13th) PreK-12th grade! We are excited to start the school year and see all of our students! Get a lot of rest tonight and we will see you bright and early in the morning!
Kindergarten Parents: Just reminder that your K student starts at 9:00 in the morning. After walking your child to class, please join us in the cafeteria for a Boo Hoo/Woo Hoo Breakfast. Boo Hoo if you are sad, Woo Hoo if you are excited. We always have a little of both! We can't wait to see you and start this journey together!
Although our construction is not yet complete, pre-school will begin on Tuesday morning as scheduled. We encourage all parents to go to our website and find the link to the free and reduced lunch forms. Please fill these out as soon as possible! We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!
Elementary and Middle School Parents: If you would like to walk your child to their class tomorrow, please park in the parking lots between the Middle School and Auditorium. You may also park in front of the Elementary. Be sure to walk your child to the building using the sidewalks. There will be a lot of traffic and safety is our priority.
We are excited to announce that our School Board has approved a plan for the district to pay for lunches for those qualifying for reduced lunch and to pay 1/2 for those paying full price. We encourage all families to fill out the free and reduced lunch applications as it can be very beneficial to the district in the future.
We are so excited to see everyone at Open House tonight!! 5:00-7:00. Kona Ice will be here!
2019 grads! The yearbooks are in! You may pick yours up at the High School office. If you did not purchase one, you may buy one for $50. Go get yours today!! They look amazing!
Don’t forget the 7th grade ‘warm up’ is at 5:30 tonight. We will meet in the multi purpose building. Hope to see you there!
”NO softball practice tonight! Enjoy the rest of your summer and I'll see you on August 13th!" -Coach Altom
Mrs. Viviano (band teacher) is starting a 9-12 gr.jazz band 2nd period this year. All instruments are welcome and students must me concurrently enrolled in Band class already. When you make your schedule changes and you are in band sign up for jazz band also!
9-12 grade! Mrs.Kimbriel is looking for students (3rd per.) broadcasting class.Broadcasting HS announcements daily! Includes producer, director, tech-director, audio engineer, camera operator, teleprompter and on-screen talent! Sign up now through schedule changing times!
Get a head start on your school year and fill out your free and reduced lunch form, follow this link and it will hook you up. https://www.wccsd.k12.ar.us/food-services--188
The Salvation Army is hosting 'Stuff the bus' with school supplies and has asked White County Central to use one of our buses. All the supplies will go to WCC students! Date: This coming Saturday, Aug. 3 Place: Neighborhood Walmart, Searcy Time: 8am to 6:30pm
Kindergarten Boot Camp starts tomorrow!! 9:00-12:00 July 31st, August 1st, and August 2nd!!
Free School Supplies are being offered on Wednesday, July 31 at the College of Church of Christ. Registration is from 8-5 P.M. in the welcome center. Children must be present to receive supplies.
4th- 6th grade girls’ practice today has been cancelled.
Softball practice will be Tuesday and Thursday this week from 7:30-9:00 each night
Sr Girls Team Camp Schedule: Wednesday: 4:00 WCC vs Bradford 4:50. WCC vs Concord 5:40 Bradford vs Concord Thursday: 4:00 Newport vs WCC 4:50 Bradford vs Concord 5:40 WCC vs Concord 6:30 Bradford vs Newport 7:20 Newport vs Concord 8:10 Bradford vs WCC All are welcome to come out and watch. Admission is free. Drinks and candy will be available at the concession stand.
WCC is excited to announce Sam Farris as the middle school principal (grades 5-8) and athletic director. Mr. Farris’ office is in the middle school building (formerly known as the JH building). Mr. Farris has been in education for 11 years (10 years here at WCC) and is starting his first year as an administrator. Mr. Farris is married to Amanda and has four wonderful children: Riley, Jack, Nathan and Lane.
WCC would like to welcome our new band director, Mrs. Mackenzie Viviano. Mrs. Viviano taught for two years in Missouri before pushing her Master of Music from UCA. Mrs. Viviano plays the flute and her husband, Dominick, plays the trombone. She is very excited to part of the WCC family and can’t wait to make music with students and also start a jazz band!!!
Coach Brandy Altom said there will be no softball practice till July 22. So
WCC is looking for sub bus drivers! Below is the requirements to become one. There is a mandatory 3 hour training that will be offered at WCC on Thursday, July 18, from 2pm to 5pm in the auditorium. *Commercial driver's license (CDL) - P and S endorsement *Clean driving record *background check *physical, hearing and vision requirement *pass drug test *mandatory 3 hour annual bus training *Central registry check *24 hour bus training
WCC is looking for sub bus drivers. Requirements are: Commercial driver's license (CDL) - Passenger and School bus endorsement Clean driving record background check physical, hearing and vision requirement pass drug test mandatory 3 hour annual bus training Central registry check 24 hour bus training The 3 hour mandatory annual bus training will be Thursday, July 18 in the WCC auditorium.
From Coach Koerdt: All 7th grade boys interested in playing basketball next year, we will start summer practice July 9th. Practices will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 - 5:30.
WCC would like to welcome Coach Cude, Mrs. Alexi Cude and their daughters to WCC. Coach Cude will be coaching the HS and JH girls' basketball teams and Mrs. Cude will be teaching HS History. This is Coach Cude's 18th year in education and Mrs. Cude's 3rd year. Kyra will be entering 9th grade, Calyn is entering 7th grade and Carigan is entering 3rd grade. We are excited to have them join our family!!
Senior pictures are in the high school commons today.
4-6 grade girls practice on June 18th has been cancelled.
WCC seniors! Senior pictures are this Wednesday in the Commons! Sitting fee is $20. If you don’t know your time, email email@example.com. Be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes early.
Parents of entering 5th grade boys who will be playing basketball, please contact Coach Koerdt today 501-729-3992.
Softball Practice: Week of June 10 Monday: NO Practice Tuesday: 7p- 8:30p Thursday: 7p-8:30p
4th-6th grade girls summer basketball practice times have changed. Dates stayed the same. Practice will be from 9:30 am to 11:00 am.
2020 seniors! Don't forget senior pictures are June 19 at the auditorium. Go to https://prestigeportraits.com/ and either put in your code or locate the school in their search tool to confirm your time. This is the pictures for the composite,yearbook and what you can order for your family! Please do this ASAP!
Attention: All girls in grades 8-12 are invited and encouraged to come to the 1st basketball practices and meet Coach Cude from 2:00-4:00 Wednesday and Thursday this week!
Softball practice Monday (June 3), Tuesday (June 4) and Thursday (June 6) for ALL teams 7p-9p!
As some of you may know, Logan Nixon, a student at WCC is facing some major medical issues right now and may have a long road ahead of him! He will be going in for more testing next week! There is an account set up at First Community Bank for Logan’s Medical Fund. Any help would appreciated! Please remember Logan and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time!
Class of 2019 Your diplomas are ready to pick up. You have to sign them out in order for us to know your diploma got to you. You are welcome to email Dr. Underwood and make arrangements for someone else to sign for you. Please call the high school office ahead of time to make sure someone is there.
We hope each student and family has a great summer. The 2019/2020 school year starts on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. We will keep up to date activities posted on our social media. Summer school sign ups for upcoming 9-12 graders, are due June 5 and classes start on June 10. Have a great summer!! Starting June 1, central office hours will be Monday-Thursday from 7am to 4pm. (With the students gone this morning...rabbits decided to come visit the high school.)
Elementary will have Kona Ice today, starting at 12:00!
White County Central is conducting a mock lock down drill campus wide. The drill will begin at 12:50 and should be over in 15 minutes. Again this is ONLY a drill.
Friday is the last day to pre-order your 2019 (THIS school year) yearbook. They are $50. They will be here in August and we will have a distribution signing party. There will be few extras to purchase so make sure you get your order in now!
From Officer Reeves: In an effort to maintain the rapport that we gain with families and students during the school year, the Sheriff's Dept is allowing me to stay in our WCC Community during my regular work hours this summer. I am looking for events to stop by that our kids attend during the summer months, such as VBS, church events, cook outs, birthday parties, ball games, etc. You can reach me at 501-593-7411 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll be cruising through all of the WCC School District this summer, so don't hesitate to flag me down to say hi!
The athletic awards assembly for 7-12 grades is Thursday, May 16, at 5:30 pm in the auditorium. Food will NOT be served.
Parents, It IS NOT too late to sign your child(ren) up for Parent's Night Out! You can call the Elementary Office, text (501)230-6747, or email email@example.com to sign them up. Please do so BEFORE 2:30 p.m. this afternoon! They will stay after school and you don't have to pick them up until 10:00 p.m.! Enjoy an evening to yourself!!! They will enjoy play time, a snack, supper, craft time and a movie!
Due to the weather, Kona Ice for elementary has been moved to the 20th.
Seniors, don’t forget you have to bring your cap and gown today to practice.
We have a limited number of LAST year (2018) yearbooks for sale for $20. You may stop by the high school if you would like to purchase one. May 17 is the last day to order THIS years (2019) book for $50. There will few extras ordered so don't miss out!
Just a reminder that TOMORROW, MAY 7th, will be the CELEBTRATION for Sr. BETA Members beginnning at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons! Members (who bought a sash) will be presented with the sashes they will wear at graduation! Parents are welcome to attend. Cake and Ice Cream will be served!
Elementary Parents: Please check your child's folder for paperwork from the office. In order to reduce paperwork in the fall we have sent information forms home with your child for you to look at and make corrections or complete. Please send back to school as soon as you can.
Girls basketball practice on Monday will end at 4:30 instead of 5:00.
The Pee Wee Track Meet has been rescheduled for Monday, May 6th...weather permitting.
Today’s Pee Wee Track Meet has been cancelled. Lunch money for the meet will be returned today.
All after school activities have been cancelled today, Thursday, May 2, including practices, the One Act play and d hall.
Students have gone back to class and we do plan on releasing at normal time.
All girls basketball practice after school has been cancelled for today.
Parents, all students are in the Cub House as a result of a tornado warning in White County. We will not be at the phones and will not release students until the warning is over.
This is just a reminder that the BETA Celebration for Graduating Seniors will be Tuesday, May 7th, at 6:30 p.m. in the High School Commons. Seniors (who purchased a sash) will be presented with their sashes that will be worn at graduation. Cake and ice cream will be served!
Art Show happening now until 7:00! Come enjoy the talented work from our students!!
Forms were sent home with the athletes to get a count of who is interested in receiving sports physicals on campus next year. Please return forms or contact the Leighan if this is something you wish for your child to participate. For questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pee Wee Track Meet will be this Friday, May 3rd at Riverview. Permission slips will be sent home today for those students who are participating.
PreK-12 Art Show this evening in the Elementary. 5:00-7:00. We hope to see you there!
The Area 6 Track and Field Special Olympics were held Saturday April 27th, and WCC had a great day finishing first in 12 events and finishing runner up in 2 others. Great Job!!
The WCC community will wear purple and gold tomorrow (Monday 4/29) for support of our neighbors at the Concord School District.
Wear purple and gold on Monday, April 29, in support of our neighbors from the Concord School District and community.
There will be a Sadie Hawkins Dance (where the girls invite the boys) on Friday, May 17 in the high school commons. 7th and 8th grade 5pm to 7pm 9th-12th 7pm to 9pm 7th and 8th grade will have to be signed in and signed out. Admission is $3 per person or $5 per couple. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
The movie night that was scheduled for this Friday, April 26, for 9-12th graders has been cancelled due to lack of interest. There were not enough that answered the poll and said yes.
Thursday, April 25 Senior Walk parade - Seniors cannot walk in this parade unless they have thier cap and gown on. 9:00 am. Meet in the HS commons by 8:45 am. We will walk through the elementary, junior high and high school building. Thursday, May 9 *Graduation practice at 8am/pizza for lunch for seniors - MANDATORY PRACTICE *Car parade at 12:45 pm for all seniors. Line up in your cars in auditorium parking lot by 12:30 pm. *You make a difference certificates handed out to staff on campus by seniors right after parade. Go to Dr. Underwood's office to get the certificates. *Senior Award Assembly at 6pm in the auditorium Saturday, May 11 Graduation at 3pm in the auditorium. Seniors need to be in the auditorium by 2:30 pm.
Friday is the last day to buy your yearbook for $40! After Friday they will be $50. The last day to purchase a yearbook is May 17. Don't miss out!
Bears beat Quitman 4-1 in first round of District Tournament. Scheduled to play Pangburn tomorrow at 4:00 with a chance to advance to next week’s Regional.
Lady Bears fight hard but lose 7-5 to Des Arc in District Tournament
Forms were mailed out to students 11 years and 16 years who have not received the required vaccines. If you received this and would like for your child to participate in the immunization clinic on campus, please return forms as soon as possible. Contact Leighan for questions.
Mark your calendars for our 2019 Senior Directed One Acts. May 2-3, 2019 6:30 pm on both nights Cost: $2 for students and adults White County Central Auditorium Whispers by Kendra Thomas (produced with special arrangement from Pioneer Drama) Kate goes to say goodbye to her father in their special place but as the scene unfolds with her best friend Jamie, we find out through the whispers in her mind the struggle of those who lose someone due to war. *This play contains very serious discussions and descriptions of the loss of a parent. Please be advised that the content may not be appropriate for all ages. The 10 Best Worst Things about High School by M.G. Davidson (produced with special arrangement from Playscripts Inc) Some people love high school, while others hate it. The two narrators of our play take us through some highlights of high school and present what to some may be the best and worst parts of high school. Thespian Troupe Induction and Theatre Awards will follow the Friday night performance.
The Baseball and Softball District tournament begins tomorrow, April 23rd, at Southside Bee Branch. The WCC Baseball team will play at 6:30 and the Lady Bears Softball team will play at 3:15! Baseball students will leave at 4pm from WCC and softball will leave at 11am from the school.
Reminder: There is no school Friday, April 19th and Monday, April 22nd. Enjoy the long holiday weekend with your family. We will see you Tuesday!
Baseball and softball games for today, April 18, have been cancelled. Baseball game is rescheduled to tomorrow, Friday, April 19, at 4:00 at Nemo Vista.
Reminder: Kindergarten Registration is tomorrow (4/18). If you know someone who has a child entering Kindergarten next year please remind them of this event. 9-12 and 1-3 in the auditorium.
It's White County Central night at Bailey's Pizza. WCC schools get 10% of sales tonight! Support our schools and eat at Bailey's this evening!
Spring Picture orders are due Thursday, April 25th.
The Senior BETA Club at White County Central School District will be hosting their Annual Spring Blood Drive IN HONOR OF CARSON BROWN, Thursday, April 18th, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. The blood drive will be held in the Elementary Cub House! For more information or to schedule an appointment you may contact Brandy Altom at (501)230-6747 or at email@example.com If your blood type is A+, A-, O+ or O- your blood can be donated to CARSON! Let's continue to help Carson fight this battle!!!!!!
Tuesday is the last day to get your yearbook for $40! It is also the last day of the competition for the pizza party for the grade who bought the most yearbooks. After Tuesday, the yearbook price goes up to $50. Final day to purchase a yearbook for this school year is May 17. Don’t miss out on memories made this year!
WCC elementary parents: Please remember that 3rd-6th grades will be taking the ACT Aspire assessment next week. 3rd and 4th will test Monday and Tuesday. 5th and 6th will test on Wednesday and Thursday. Please make sure your children are at school by 7:55. Going to bed early and eating a good breakfast will help them have a better testing experience. Grade levels with perfect attendance for both days, will be rewarded! Thank you for your help in making testing go as smoothly as possible!!!
White County Central School District intends to apply for the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant to use for an after school program and/or summer program. We are collecting Needs Assessment Surveys from multiple stakeholders for our school. Please follow the link and choose the appropriate survey. https://5il.co/77im
WCC parents: Monday, we will start ACT Aspire testing. 9th and 10th grades will test on Monday and Tuesday. 7th and 8th grades will test Wednesday and Thursday. Please make sure your children are at school by 7:55 and encourage them to eat breakfast. Also, please encourage them to do their best!
Just a reminder: Today, Friday, April 5, at 8:30 am, there will be a Mock DWI accident on the WCC auditorium parking lot for 9-12th graders. Please note there will be emergency personnel at the school for this simulation and there will NOT be a real emergency happening. Thank you to Northstar EMS, AR State Police, Y&Y salvage, White County Sheriffi's Dept., White County Coroner, and Survival Flight for putting on this staged accident.
On Friday, April 5, at 8:30 am, there will be a Mock DWI accident on the WCC auditorium parking lot for 9-12th graders. Please note there will be emergency personnel at the school for this simulation and there will NOT be a real emergency happening. Thank you to Northstar EMS, AR State Police, Y&Y salvage, White County Sheriffi's Dept., White County Coroner, and Survival Flight for putting on this staged accident.
The Jr. High Softball Game for tonight has been canceled BUT there will be practice from 3:30p - 5:30p in the Multi
There are no baseball games today. Senior high will go to Conway Christian tomorrow. There is no junior high game Saturday
Spring Fest starts at 4:00!! Lots of food and fun for the whole family!! Come enjoy this beautiful day! We can’t wait to see you!
Don’t forget Spring Fest tomorrow night 4:00-6:00!!! We hope to see you there!
Staff and students- Don’t forget to wear your #BearsfightforCarson t-shirts tomorrow. We will be taking a group picture!
There is no e sports practice today but there is games on Tuesday and Wednesday after school
Prom contracts are due today, Monday, April 1.
Mark your calendars for Spring Fest this Tuesday (April 2nd)!! 4:00-6:00 We hope to see you there!
Thanks again to everyone who donated cash/coins and purchased t-shirts to benefit Carson Brown and his family. All of the t-shirts have been delivered and we would like for all students and staff who purchased a t-shirt to wear them on Tuesday, April 2nd. #BearsfightforCarson Thanks again!
Kona Ice today at 1:00 for elementary! $3 Classic, $4 Tulip cup, $5 color changing, refillable cup.
We are very excited to be hosting SpringFest on Tuesday, April 2nd 4:00-6:00!! The weather is forecasted to be beautiful. We will have games, food, and activities for the whole family to enjoy. This event is similar to our Fall Fest. We will sell tickets for you to participate in the events. We hope to see you there!
Apparently several did not get spring picture forms for 7-12. If you want to purchase and do not have a form, come prepared to take a picture and you will get a proof to order from when they come in. Sorry for the confusion.
Don’t forget that tomorrow is baseball, softball, and shooting sports team pictures. It is also 7-12 spring pictures. Only those that bring payment with their forms will get pictures done.
Updated blood drive information! The Senior BETA Club at White County Central School District will be hosting their Annual Spring Blood Drive IN HONOR OF CARSON BROWN, Thursday, April 18th from 8:30 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. The blood drive will be held in the Elementary Cub House! For more information or to schedule an appointment you may contact Brandy Altom at (501)230-6747 or at firstname.lastname@example.org If your blood type is A+, A-, O+ or O- ... your blood can be donated to CARSON! Let's continue to help Carson fight this battle!!!!!!
The Senior BETA Club at White County Central School District will be hosting their Annual Spring Blood Drive, Thursday, April 18th from 8:30 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. The blood drive will be held in the Elementary Cub House! For more information or to schedule an appointment you may contact Brandy Altom at (501)230-6747 or at email@example.com
Elementary Parents: If you did not send an order for class pictures today but would like to order, we will be collecting those for the rest of the week. Contact the school office if you need us to send a form home with your child.
For those students that qualify: the letterman jacket guy will be here this Thursday, March 28, at 6pm to size and pick up orders. Forms should have been handed out by coaches before Spring break. For any questions please contact Dr. Underwood.
Pictures this week! Tuesday March 26-P-6 Class pictures Wednesday March 27- P-6 Spring pic Thursday March 28- Spring Sports (Baseball, Softball, Shooting Sports Thur March 28- 7-12 Spring pic Please make sure you have forms and money with you. Elem spring pics will get proofs.
The baseball game has been cancelled for tomorrow, Saturday, March 23, due to the other team not having enough players. We play a JV/JH game Monday @Tuckerman. V/V game @ home on Tuesday.
All 7-11th grade students that missed part or all of MAP testing on Wednesday, March 13, will finish MAP testing on Monday, March 25th.
Girls Pee Wee basketball practice for today has been cancelled.
Help our GT students get to D.C!!! Come out and eat at Bailey's Pizza in Searcy from now until 9!!!
Come show your support as the Bears work at Bailey’s Pizza in Searcy, Thursday, March 21st from 4-9pm. JH and HS GT Bears are raising money for their trip to Washington, DC!
Elementary parents: Please check our lost and found while attending Parent Teacher Conferences.
Please come tour our art showcase in the high school commons during parent/teacher conferences tonight form 3pm to 7pm. It is 7-12th grade students work from all subjects!
Seniors, tomorrow, Friday, March 15, is the last day to turn in pictures for the senior slideshow for graduation. Seniors, if you do not turn in any pictures to be used Dr. Underwood will fins some to use. Turn them in to Mrs. King.
Parent/teacher conferences tonight from 3pm to 7pm. Report cards will be handed out and the book fair will be open. Don’t forget the 7-12th grade Donuts with Dad starting at 8 am in the commons on Friday, March 15. The book fair will be open till 9:30 am on Friday also!
All baseball games have been cancelled at WCC tonight, Thursday, March 14.
Please stop by the WCC auditorium on Friday, March 15, for the annual WAR HISTORY EXHIBITION. WCC high school students will be displaying their hard work and presenting various histories of military engagements in the last 100 years. You won’t be disappointed. All are welcome to walk through and listen to the presentations or just look at the projects. You do not have to check in the high school office. 8:15am-11am
Reminder: Students will be released tomorrow at 1:30. Parent Teacher conferences will be held from 3:00-7:00. Students will be released at 1:00 on Friday for faculty professional development. We look forward to seeing you at conferences.
The Elementary Book Fair’s digital register isn’t functioning properly. If possible, please send cash or a check with your child.
Pee Wee sports pictures are Friday. Class pictures are March 26 and P-6 spring pictures are March 27. Order forms for those will be given out tomorrow.
Upcoming picture dates! Pee Wee basketball and cheer pics are this Friday! Don't forget your order forms! March 26 is P-6 class pictures, March 27 is P-6 Spring pictures, and March 28 is 7-12 Spring pictures AND 7-12 Spring sports. Order forms will be sent home this week for all class, and spring pictures.
We are excited to host Donuts for Dads this Friday. We are preparing for you by clearing our middle parking lots for you to park in. You can park between the auditorium and the Jr. High bldg. There will also be parking available in front of the Elementary.
The High School book fair will remain open Friday until 9:30 a.m.! Dads be sure and visit with your kids after you have doughnuts!
Donuts with Dads for both schools will be this Friday, March 15th. Elementary will start at 7:15. High School will start at 8:00. We hope to see you there!
Reminder: Donuts with Dad is this Friday!
9-12th parents. If your child is taking an online class her/his report card will not show the online grade. They ended their nine weeks a week later than ours so the grades will not be available till after Spring break. Grades for the online class were due this week. If you have questions please contact Dr. Underwood.
Thursday, March 14 Students release at 1:30. Parent/teacher conferences from 3pm to 7pm. Don’t forget the high school book fair. Friday, March 15 Donuts with Dad starting at 8:00 am for 7-12 grades. Students released at 1pm. March 18-21 Spring Break!
Elementary Parents: If you arrive after the drop off line gate closes and you drive to the parking lot to drop your child off you must walk them in. This is for your child's safety. If they are tardy you must sign them in. Thank you for helping us keep your child safe.
7th-11th graders-Don’t forget you are MAP testing this morning. Don’t forget your money for a book at the book fair!
The WCC Lady Bears Softball Game for tonight, Tuesday, March 12, has been RESCHEDULED for April 2nd!
7th-12th graders will be MAP testing tomorrow, Wednesday, March 13, starting at 7:55 am. Students, get some rest!!!
From Ms. Banta: We had some great crowds come out and support the hard work of our students all weekend. Thank you to everyone who supported our students and came out to see the show. Thank you to all of the families for letting your students be involved in the production. I loved getting to know all of the students and look forward to our next production.
Don’t forget the WCC HIGH SCHOOL book fair is going on! If you like to read young adult books this is the place to go! This is open to the community. You must check in the high school office first! Tuesday and Wednesday during school hours. Thursday, March 14, is the last day and will be opened during all the way to 7pm (end of parent/teacher conferences).
Students and parents! Don’t forget the yearbook contest is still going! If you haven’t bought a yearbook yet, help your class win a pizza party and buy one! This is for all grades! Don’t miss out!
TONIGHT'S Varsity Softball game is STILL ON!!! We know the weather is messy but these girls need your support! Game begins at 4:30 as our Lady Bears take on Bigelow. Admission id $3 for Adults and $2 for Students!
The Jr. High Round Robin softball tournament that was scheduled for tomorrow,Saturday, March 9, has been postponed. The makeup date will be sent out as soon as it is avilable!
Due to the potential of severe storms Saturday morning, the time for open gym for Jr./Sr. High Cheerleading has been changed to 1-3:30. As a reminder, open gym is optional and clinic starts Monday after school.
The baseball game for tonight, Friday, March 8, has been cancelled. Practice will be in the mult.
Shop the book fair online! Go to http://www.scholastic.com/bf/whitecohs and shop beginning today! Every book you buy helps our students at White County Central High School! You can order for all ages and grades online!
PEE WEE CHEERLEADERS-Reminder: NO MORE practices are scheduled. We have two home games back to back Monday on 11th and Tuesday on 12th. Wear your uniforms to school on those days, please. Also, on the 15th wear uniform for cheer pictures. Picture forms have been sent home
IT'S GAME DAY!!! Come support your Lady Bears Softball Team as they take on Cedar Ridge TONIGHT at 4:30 p.m. on our HOME FIELD!!!
Don't forget your first chance to see "Peter Pan The Musical" is at 6pm tonight. Can't make it tonight, we also have shows on Friday and Saturday night at 7pm. Written by Piers Chater Robinson, adapted from the novel by J.M. Barrie. www.itmshows.com Adults: $4 Students: $3 Under 5: Free White County Central Auditorium
Reminders: Pictures dates! March 15- Pee Wee Basketball AND Pee Wee Cheer March 26- P-6 Class pictures March 27- P-6 Spring pictures March 28- Spring Sports (Baseball, Softball, and Team Shooting Sports) March 28- 7-12 Spring pict
Thursday, March 14. All students will be released at 1:30 pm. Parent/teacher conferences will be from 3pm to 7pm. Report cards will be given out during conferences. Friday, March 15. All students will be released at 1pm.
Don't forget we are having our College/Career Fair TODAY in the HS commons from 2:30-5:30! We have multiple colleges, the military, and some local businesses (including Bryce and Wal-Mart Dist.) here ready to answer your questions! We would love to see you here! Open to all 7th-12th grade students!
Message from Coach Anderson: Bears Baseball game Alert: “With the possibility of not playing on Friday or Saturday due to rain, we will be playing an AWAY game at McCory tomorrow (Thursday). Start time is @ 4. This will be varsity only. Maroon tops.”
WCC college/career fair is tomorrow, Wednesday, March 6, from 2:30-5:30 for any 7-12th grader that wants to attend. It will be in the HS commons. It’s never too late to start planning your future!!!
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Los estudiantes en los siguientes grados participarán en el examen de BMI el jueves: Kindergarten, 2, 4, 6, 8 y 10. Por favor devuelva el formulario si no desea que su estudiante participe. Los formularios fueron enviados a casa al final de la semana pasada.
Las ninas en 6º grado y todos los estudiantes en octavo grado participarán en el examen de escoliosis el jueves. Si desea que su hijo/a no tome este examen, por favor, mande una nota por escrito. No se aceptarán llamadas telefónicas.
Students in the following grades will be participating in BMI screening on Thursday: kindergarten, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 . Please return the form if you DO NOT wish for your student to participate. Forms were sent home at the end of last week.
Females in 6th grade and all students in 8th grade will be participating in scoliosis screening on Thursday. If you wish for your child to be exempt from this screening, please a note in writing. No phone calls will be accepted.
Incoming news!!! ‘ Donuts for Dad’ will be available Friday, March 15, from 8am to 8:45 am for all 7-12 graders in the HS commons. Dads make plans to attend!!! Elementary ‘Donuts for Dad’ will start at 7:15am in the elementary cafeteria.
Today AND Tomorrow's Softball Games have been canceled. SO...practice/game schedule for the remainder of the week is as follows: Monday, VARSITY ONLY - 4p-5:30p Tuesday, Varsity @ 4p - 5:30p; Jr. High @ 5:30p - 7p Wednesday, Jr. HIGH & Varsity PITCHERS/CATCHERS ONLY 4p - 5:30p Thursday: Game @ Home vs Cedar Ridge @ 4:30p Friday: Game @ Home vs Bigelow @ 4:30p Saturday: Jr. High Round Robin @ Westside Greers Ferry (bus leaves at 11a)
This Friday, March 8, is the end of the third nine weeks. Please encourage your 7-12 graders to get all of their work turned in.
The Bears Baseball game will be starting at 4:00 @ Newport tomorrow. Also there will be no JV game.
The WCC Lady Bears Softball teams have a busy week!!! Varsity/JV: Monday, March 4 @ Bradford @ 4:30 Tuesday, March 5 @ Home vs Claredon @ 4:30 Thursday, March 7 @ Home vs Cedar Ridge @ 4:30 Friday, March 8 @ Home vs Bigelow @ 4:30 Junior High: Round Robin Tournament Saturday, March 9th @ WSGF. Time TBA but it's looking like we will leave at 11! Come support the Lady Bears Softball Program!! Full concessions will be available this week with Hamburgers , Hotdogs, Frito Pie, Nachos, candy and drinks!! Admission: Adults 3. Students 2
Any senior high basketball player who wants to play baseball should come to practice tomorrow (Sunday, March 3) @ 2. Depending on weather- either Multi or field. If you have any questions text a baseball player to get Coach Anderson’s contact info.
Bears finish a great year but fall short to a very good Clarendon team in the 2nd round of the State Tournament 56-36.
Clarendon leads the Bears 38-25 after the 3rd Quarter
Bears trail Clarendon 24-14 at the half in 2nd round of the State Tournament
Bears trail 14-12 after 1st Quarter
As some of you may know, Carson Brown a 9th grade student here at White County Central, has been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He is undergoing treatment at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. We are selling T-shirts to help benefit the family. A picture of the shirt is attached and order forms have been sent home with all students. Deadline to order is March 8th. Thank you for your support!
JR GIRLS SOFTBALL HOME GAME TODAY AT 4:30!!! ADMISSION $3 FOR ADULTS AND $2 FOR STUDENTS!!!
Bears beat Hampton 68-57 to advance to play Clarendon in the 2nd Round of the State on Friday at 2:30.
Bears lead Hampton 48-37 after 3 Quarters!
Bears lead Hampton 33-24 at the half in 1st Round of the State Tournament!
Unity Health is offering a program for next years 11th and 12th graders who are interested in the medical field. This CAMP will be held Monday, June 10th- Friday, June 14th from 8 am to 4 pm each day at White Co Medical Center and it is completely FREE. If you are interested in attending, please come by and pick up an application from Mrs. Hill.
The Lady Bears Softball team opened season tonight with two wins! Varsity finished with a 21-3 victory over Abundant Life while the JV team ended the night with a 6-5 victory!!!
Harding will be holding well child health screenings on Feb. 28th, March 7th, 19th, 21st, 26th, and April 9th. Follow the link for more info. https://5il.co/6pmf
Due to other activities with students on March 6, High School Who's Who pictures will be THIS Thursday, Feb. 28.
Can you post for me: Softball Season starts TOMORROW Tuesday February 26th WCC vs Abundant Life (AWAY) Directions to the field: Coming from 67, take the Kiehl exit 5. Go all the way down until you come to Hwy. 107. It is a 4 way stoplight. Turn right. You will pass school on the right. Go to the 3rd light. Turn left onto Bear Paw Road. Follow that road until you have to turn right. Sylvan Hills High School will be to your left. Turn right onto the parking lot. Go all the way down passing the baseball fields. Go until the parking lot ends. The softball field is on the left. We play on field 11, the last one on the right.
Pee Wee cheer practice is canceled for Friday, March 1st due to the State tournament. It has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 28th from 3:30-5:00. This will also be the last practice due to the season starting.
Today's featured senior is Deontay Bowman. Deontay: This is my first year at WCC. Once I graduate I plan to get a job for a year and then go to college. My favorite subject is math. The most valuable thing I have learned while attending WCC is to be careful what you say to people. I will always remember my friends. The advice I give to students still in high school is to do what you have to do so you can graduate.
Tuesday, Feb. 26, home V/JV baseball game is against Hazen starting at 4:30 pm. Come out and Support!! $3 for adults and age 5 and up is $2.
Exciting athletic news for Bear Nation! The Sr. Boys Basketball team qualified for the 2A State Tournament and will play at Carlisle against Hampton Wednesday night at 8:30! Also, Bear Baseball kicks off tomorrow at Riverview at 4:00. Softball begins Tuesday at Abundant Life. Come out and support your Bears!
White County Central Drama Department Presents "Peter Pan The Musical" on March 7-9, 2019. Join us for the magical journey from the Darling nursery to Neverland where we encounter fairies, mermaids, and the crocodile in the search for adventure. But beware of Captain Hook and his band of pirates as they plot to capture Peter Pan and the Lost Boys. With a little help from the native Neverlanders, will they be able to fend off the pirates and will the children ever go home again? Our cast includes students ranging from 2nd grade through Seniors. Shows will be at 6pm on the 7th and 7pm on the 8th and 9th. Price is $4 for adults and $3 for children. Children under 5 years old are free.
Today's featured senior is Michelle Corona. Michelle: I have been at WCC for 4 years. My favorite subject is math. Once I graduate I plan to go in the army and become a nurse. The most valuable thing I have learned at WCC is people won't care how much you know until they know how much you care. I will always remember my teachers and friends. The advice I give to students still in high school is don't procrastinate and always do your work. Respect your elders and work hard to get where you want to be.
Beginning Monday each grade K-6 and 7-12 will be competing for a pizza party!The grade that buys/sells the most yearbooks will win a pizza party in April!You have until April 16 to sell as many as possible!If you have not bought your yearbook yet...do it now!They are $40 and you can get forms from the office or your teacher!Good luck!
Bears beat Bigelow in the 1st round of Regional Tournament and advance to the Semifinals tomorrow st 5:30 against England! Come out and support the Bears at Quitman!
Don't forget to send in your Box Tops! Tomorrow is the last day!
Today's featured senior is Katelon VanWinkle. Katelon: I have attended WCC for 5 years. My favorite subject is English. Once I graduate I plan to go to college and become a nurse. The most valuable thing I have learned while attending WCC is always do your work and don't procrastinate. I will always remember how nice the students and teachers were. The advice I give to students still in high school is to be nice to everyone around you because they want the best for you.
Tonight is White County Central night at Bailey's Pizza. 10% of all sales will be given back to the school! Support our school by eating at Bailey's Pizza tonight!
11th grade students! Please remember you will be taking the ACT test tomorrow morning (Wed., Feb. 20). Arrive by 7:45 am. Testing will begin at 8:00. If you are late, you will not be able to test until the makeup test date. Get plenty of sleep and eat a good breakfast!!!
Remember to vote for Searcy for the Small Business Revolution!! Today is the last day! Place your vote at gosearcy.com
Our School is working with the Arkansas Department of Education to implement a framework developed by Marzano Research called High Reliability Schools.As part of this process we are collecting feedback from parents through an online survey. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey: https://bit.ly/2UeZ6QJ
11th grade students and parents! Please remember, 11th grade students will be taking the ACT assessment tomorrow morning (Wed., Feb. 20). Please make sure you arrive at school by 7:45. Testing will begin at 8:00. If you are late, you will not be able to test until the makeup test date. Make sure you get plenty of sleep tonight, and eat a good breakfast in the morning.
Breakfast menu change for Tuesday, February 19th: Chicken slider, Mandarin Oranges, Juice ,Milk with Grab & Go of Mini Powder Donuts.
There was a typo on the Max Prep page regarding the time our boys play in the Regional Tournament. We will play Bigelow at 5:30 on Thursday at Quitman. Come out and support the Bears!
Remember school is out Friday, Feb. 15, and Monday, Feb. 18. Enjoy your four day weekend! See you Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Car rider parents....if you have a car tag that has the number written in with a sharpie, please go over the number and darken it. Many of them are fading and it is hard to see the numbers. Thanks so much!
Reminder: Muffins with Moms is in the morning, Feb. 14th. Elementary will start at 7:15. High School will start at 8:00. We hope to see you there!
Pee Wee Cheer practice is canceled this Friday the 15th.
Today's featured senior is Lyzett Munoz. Lyzett: I have been at WCC for 11 years. My favorite subject is US history. My plans once I graduate WCC is to be the first one in my family to attend college. The most valuable thing I have learned while attending WCC is that everyone is here to help you - you just have to reach out. I will always remember the different opportunities we were given to explore the different options of what to do after high school. The advice I give to high school students is to avoid procrastination.
The city of Searcy has been named one of the six finalists in the USA for the “Small Business Revolution”. Go to gosearcy.com and vote.
The Jr. Lady Bears came up a little short as they lost to Pangburn in the finals of the District Tournament 24-21 in Overtime. Congratulations on a great season of 20-7.
Breakfast for Wednesday, Feb. 13th will be pancake on a stick. Lunch will be Taco Salad. Thursday will be as stated on menu.
7-12th grade- If you are riding the pep bus today and you have turned in your permission slip- the bus will be parked at the junior high parking lot at 3:45pm and will leave at 4pm.
Debido a las inundaciones y condiciones de las carreteras, NO habrá clases mañana Martes 12 de Febrero 2019. Este será día #1 de AMI para el año escolar!
Due to flooding and poor road conditions, WCC will NOT be in session on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. This will be AMI Day #1 for the school year!
Peter Pan play practice is cancelled tonight. Quiz bowl practice is cancelled tonight.
The pep bus scheduled for tonight will be going tomorrow night for the rescheduled game
Due to the rain district games have been postponed to the following dates: (no games tonight, Monday, Feb. 11) JH girls will play Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 6pm at St. Joseph, Sr girls Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 6:30 pm in Quitman and the Sr boys Friday, Feb. 15, at 5:15pm in Quitman.
Junior high cheerleaders are hosting Baseball and softball spirit week this week Feb. 11-14!! If you dress up make sure the judge sees you in the commons before school starts for judging and pictures. Monday- Athletes vs. Mathletes Tuesday- Vine/Meme Day Wednesday- Disney Day Thursday- Valentines Day (dress up in fun Valentine's Day outfits) the Pep Rally will be that afternoon at 1:00 pm. Muffin with Mom’s starts at 8am
WCC high school boys team’s first game in the district tournament at Quitman will be in the semifinals this Thursday, Feb. 14, at 5:15pm. Good luck boys!!!
ATTENTION SOFTBALL PARENTS: THERE WILL BE A PARENT MEETING FOR ALL TEAMS ON SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10 @ 3:00 P.M. IN THE COMMONS.
Today's featured senior is Jesus Garcia. Jesus: I have been at WCC for 7 years. My favorite subject is history. Once I graduate I plan to work for a little bit and then get into the nursing program at ASU Newport. The most valuable thing I have learned while at WCC is that your friends can help you push for a higher standard. I will always remember the lunch room food. The advice I give to students that are still in high school is don't complain - just do it.
Jr. Boys fall short to St. Joseph in the semi-finals of the Jr. District Tournament. It’s been a great season for our Jr. Bears.
WCC Jr Girls advance to the finals of the Jr. District Tournament! Go Bears!
SENIORS and parents: Senior yearbook ad final payments are due by Feb 15. Invoices will be given to your student tomorrow. Pictures and texts for the ads are due March 1. You can email those to me at firstname.lastname@example.org,ar,us or send with your senior.
Shooting Sports Practice for Thur, Feb 7th--CANCELED Next practice is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb 12th
Today's featured senior is Emily Hoover. Emily: I have been at WCC for 13 years. My favorite subject is science. After I graduate I plan to go to college and become a kindergarten teacher. The most valuable thing I have learned while at WCC is to be yourself and although not everyone will like you - you are perfect. I will always remember how helpful and understanding my teachers have been and I hope to be as good of a teacher as they have been. The advice I give to students still in high school is to do your best and have confidence in your work.
The WCC High School Parent Center is located in the HS library. You may come anytime between 7:30 to 3:30 Monday through Friday to have access to a computer and materials. If after school hours are needed, you may make an appointment by contacting the High School office.
Attention 7th & 8th Jr. High Softball girls: IF you would like to try out for pitcher or catcher you need to attend practice on Tuesday, February 5th from 4:00 - 6:00!
JH Quiz Bowl team won their Regional Quiz Bowl tournament today! They were undefeated in the tournament and will play in the 2A State Quiz Bowl Tournament on February 23. Also, congratulations to Anthony Mckellips who earned MVP and Carson Brown for earning All-Tournament. Both Anthony and Carson qualify to compete in the All Star Tournament! It was a great day!
Congratulations to the Jr. High Quiz Bowl team and Coach Jones for winning the Regional Quiz Bowl Tournament! Go Bears!
A reminder that the Jr Boys game tonight will begin at 5:00 due to the Sr. Night Ceremony!
Today's featured senior is Ashton Huddy. Ashton: This is my 3rd year at WCC. My favorite subject is math. Once I graduate I plan on going to college. The most valuable thing that I have learned while attending WCC is that it is okay to be smart. I will always remember how nice and attentive the teachers were. My advice I give to students still in high school is, 'Don't be stupid'.
Don’t forget our social media help session today from 1:30 to 3 in the high school for anyone that needs help creating and using accounts! Hope to see you there.
Today’s featured senior is Jason Kellems Jason: My favorite class is shop class. I will always remember Mr. Showalter and Mr. Reedy. Once I graduate I plan to work and save money so I can go to college. The advice I give to students still in high school is to live life to the fullest, make a few mistakes and try to do better.
Don’t forget the social media day on Friday, Feb. 1, from 1:30 to 3 in the high school commons. We will have students available to help you start a facebook, Instagram, etc page and give you a tutorial on it. This is for anyone in the community. You don’t have to bring anything and this is free!!
Math & Literacy Night! Just a reminder that we are hosting a Math & Literacy Night this Thursday, Jan. 31st. 5:30-7:30. A chili supper will be served from 6:00-6:30. Door prizes will be given away. We look forward to your participation!
Don't forget about our online Spirit Wear store. Use the code Sweetest10 for a 10% discount now through 2/10/19. Find WCC apparel at wccespiritwear.com
Don't forget the Math and Literacy Night this Thursday, Jan. 31st at 5:30-7:30. We are excited to spend this evening with you!
Game schedule for this week Jan 28 4:30-jg,jb,sb home Jan 29 5:30-jg,sg,sb @ Bee Branch Jan 31 5:00-jb, sg, sb @ Des Arc Feb 1 5:00-jb, senior night, sg,sb home
Senior night! Friday, Feb. 1, after the 1st game (Jr. boys). Games will start at 5 pm - not 5:30 pm
Tonight's game against Midland at WCC will start at 4:30. Jr. Girls, Jr. Boys and Sr. Boys will play. Sr. Girls will not play tonight.
Today's featured senior is Carlos Garcia. Carlos: I have been at WCC for 7 years. My favorite subject is history. Once I graduate I plan on attending college. The most valuable thing I have learned at WCC is that dedication and hard work gets you where you want to go. I will always remember my teachers. The advice I give to students still in high school is to keep going at it.
Tonight’s WCC game has been rescheduled to Next Thursday,Jan. 31st in Des Arc at 5pm. Jr. boys, Sr. Girls and Sr. Boys.
Basketball games for tonight that was in Des Arc have been cancelled and will be rescheduled. Time and date will be sent out once it is finalized.
SENIORS and guardians: Don't forget that your Yearbook ad page balance is due by Feb 15 and your Ad pictures and information are due by March 1. Questions? email email@example.com
Attention High School GT Parents: The dates have been set!!! They are May 28, 2019 through June 1st, 2019. We will leave Little Rock at 5:15 p.m. on May 28th and will return to Little Rock at 10:05 a.m. on June 1st! We will have 3 FULL DAYS to tour D.C.! If you have not already paid your deposit, I need the $50 PER PERSON by Monday, January 28th!!! Things are finally coming together, and I am looking forward to a GREAT trip! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask! Remember, deposits due by January 28th in order to secure your seat on the flight!!
Attention car rider parents! If you don't have a school identification tag that is needed for the car rider pick up line - you will be instructed to park and will have to wait till all the cars with tags are loaded up before you are allowed to pick up your child(ren). If you are needing a tag or replacement tag please contact the elementary office at 501-729-3947. This will start on Thursday, Jan. 24.
Today's featured senior is Emily Alderson. Emily: I have been at WCC for 11 years. My favorite subject is English. I planning on going to college once I graduate. The most valuable thing I have learned while at WCC is that no matter what - friends always become family. I will always remember meeting some of my life long friends. My advice to students still in high school is always do your work. Don't get an attitude with the teacher and always have school spirit - high school will be so much more fun and easier for you.
White County Central is having school on Monday, Jan. 21!
Today's featured senior is Dawson Cox. Dawson: I have been at WCC since preschool. My favorite class is Ag shop class. Once I graduate I plan to go to ASU Beebe. The most valuable thing I have learned while attending WCC is family doesn't always mean that they have to be blood related. I will always remember my lunch box being zip tied to the baseball dug out - a lot. The advice I give to students still in high school is to realize you can't wait till the last minute to worry about grades. If you take care of them when you are suppose to then you can have more fun that is stress free.
Today's featured senior is Anna Parker. Anna: I have been at WCC since 2nd grade. My favorite subject is Agri. Once I graduate I plan to go to dental assistant school. The most valuable thing that I have learned while at WCC is that the teachers are really not out to get you. They want the best for you. I will always remember how loving and caring the teachers and students are. The advice I give to students still in high school is that what you are doing now really matters on how your life will come out. High school is your best years...take advantage of these years- go to prom, etc... - you will miss it.
WCC Pee Wee Cheerleading practice will start back this Friday. Practice will be 3:30-5:00 in the Cub House. Please remember to send your cheerleader clothes to practice in along with tennis shoes.
SCHOOL NIGHT AT BAILEY'S PIZZA! 10% of ALL sales at Bailey's Pizza in Searcy from 4:30-8:30 tonight will be returned to our school. This includes buffet, delivery, and carry out. Thanks for supporting our school!
Today's featured senior is Shelby Foster. Shelby: I have been at WCC since kindergarten. My favorite subject is English. Once I graduate I plan to go to AState and major in theater and go on Broadway. The most valuable thing I have learned while at WCC is..... there is going to be people that don't like you for who you are but you got to be yourself and like yourself for who you are because that is all that matters. I will always remember the teachers who had my back and were there for me. The advice I give to students still in high school is work hard and dream big.
Tuesday, January 15th: WCC Night at Bailey's Pizza in Searcy. WCC will receive 10% of ALL sales from 4:30 to 8:30. This includes buffet, carryout, and delivery orders. Help support our schools by eating at Bailey's Pizza tomorrow night!
Reminder: PTO meeting in the Elementary Cafeteria at 9:00 this morning.
Upcoming picture dates! Feb 13-Club pictures March 14 Baseball,softball March 15 pee wee basketball and cheer March 26 p-6 class pics March 27 p-4 spring pics March 28 5-12 spring pics
Mark your calendars now! WCC Elementary will be hosting a Family Math & Literacy Night on Thursday, January 31st from 5:30-7:30. Your child brought home information about this event earlier in the week. Please return the attendance form ASAP. We look forward to seeing you there.
SENIORS and senior parents! Seniors need to get a casual picture to Mrs. Dickerson by Jan 15. This is for the yearbook along-side your composite picture. Either bring a picture or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bears are the Holiday Hoops Tournament CHAMPIONS! Beating Bergman in the Finals 60-45!
Bears lead Bergman 43-31 after 3rd Quarter in Finals!
Bears lead Bergman 30-19 at the half of the Finals at Berryville.
Bears lead Bergman 21-13 after the 1st Quarter in the Finals of the Holiday Hoops Tournament!
Bears beat Huntsville 58-32 and advance to the finals of the Holiday Hoops Tournament tomorrow night at 7:20.
Bears up 41-26 after 3rd Quarter against Huntsville
Bears up 24-18 at half against Huntsville.
Bears leading Huntsville 14-8 after 1st Quarter
Bears beat Mt. View 61-45 and play Huntsville at 4:40 tomorrow.
Bears up 51-23 after 3rd Quarter.
Bears up 30-15 at half against Mt. View in Berryville Tournament.
Bears up 15-4 after 1st quarter against Mt. View in Berryville Tournament
Parents, if your child receives a Friday backpack, please make sure they return it tomorrow. Those backpacks will be sent home on Wednesday, this week.
Wednesday, Dec. 19 Semester tests 1st period - regular class 2nd period - regular class 3rd period - regular class 4th period - regular class 5th period - semester test 6th period - semester test 7th period - semester test 8th period - semester test Thursday, Dec. 20 Semester tests 1st period - semester test 2nd period - semester test 3rd period - semester test 4th period - semester test 5th period - regular class lunch homeroom til 1:00 pm/1:00 dismisall Friday, Dec. 21 semester test make up for excused absences/students need to be at school at 8:00 am/no buses will run Semester test rules Students are not allowed to leave after they are done taking the test until the dismissal bell rings for that class. They have to wait till the bell rings. There will be no early tests! In order for a student to take a test at a later time than scheduled, that student's absence has to have an approved excuse. . If the student has to make up a semester test and has an excuse - the student needs to be at the school by 8am.on Friday, Dec. 21. Students that show up during testing times but do not have to test. Students are allowed to be here if they don't have a test but if they cause a disturbance then they will have to take the test. No students will show up late for testing. Students will have to get it approved by Dr. Underwood if they are tardy whether or not they will be allowed to take the test. All students will remain in their class for the full period even if they finish their test. They are allowed to leave campus when they are done testing between each period. ALL students that are on campus during semester testing will go to the class he/she is suppose to whether or not they are testing. There will be no students in the library, roaming the halls or in the gym (unless it is their PE or basketball time). Attached is a bell schedule. Students cannot be tardy for a test.
Today's featured senior is Stephanie Tucker. Stephanie: This is my first year at WCC. My favorite subject is precalculus. Once I graduate I plan to go to Lyons College and play volleyball. The most valuable thing I have learned while attending WCC is to be yourself. I will always remember the early morning basketball practices. The advice I give to students still in high school is always be yourself and have fun.
CORRECTION: All students will be released at 1:00 on Thursday, Dec. 20th. Friday, Dec. 21st will be semester test make up day. Only students making up semester tests will attend on this day. Buses will NOT run.
7-12 graders will be MAP testing tomorrow, Dec. 14., starting at 7:55 am.
If you missed your chance to order Cheesecakes before Thanksgivings. The Band and Choir have a limited number of extras. Contact Mrs. Rogers or Mrs. Johnston if you would like one.
Our featured senior today is Breanna Parker Brea: I have been at WCC for 12 years. My favorite subject is math. Once I graduate I plan to go to college at UCA or be a UCA staffer. The most valuable thing I have learned while attending WCC is that you should always be yourself. Your teacher will love you for who you are. I will always remember spirit week, basketball games and pep rallies. The advice I want to give to students that are still in high school is always do things for yourself. Never do things you don't like just because someone wants you too. Always try your best and do what you love. Be who you want to be and you will find yourself accomplishing what you never thought you could.
The 7th grade jamboree scheduled for Saturday has been canceled due to the possibility of inclement weather.
High School GT Parent Meeting for the ones going to Washington D.C. summer 2019 will be on Thursday December 6 @ 6:00 p.m. We will be filing out forms. Please bring birth certificates and social security cards so we can make a copy. Meeting will be in the elementary cafeteria and should only last around 30 minutes.
Today’s featured senior is Justin Ubillas. Justin: This is my first year at WCC. My favorite thing to do while I am at school is when I get to work and get paid for it. Once I graduate I plan to go to college. The most valuable thing I have learned while attending WCC is how to take responsibility for things that I do. I will always remember how this school is more organized and the teachers care compared to my last school. My advice I give to students still in high school is no matter how hard life and school gets - keep pushing yourself.
Our featured senior today is Bailey Greene. Bailey: I have been at WCC since kindergarten. My favorite subject is English. Once I graduate I plan to work at NASA somehow. The most valuable thing I have learned while at WCC is that drama class taught me that it is fine to be weird. I will always remember every single day of my former English teacher;s (Cathy King) class. The advice I give to students still in high school is always try to learn a new thing every day.
Today's featured senior is Alberto Hernandez. Alberto: I have been at WCC for 9 years. My favorite subject is math. Once I graduate I plan to go out in the workforce. The most valuable thing I have learned while at WCC is that it is okay to be smart. I will always remember the kind people that I have been with and been there for me. The advice that I give to students still in high school is not to give up.
WCC family and friends, this is a reminder: If you are a Christmas for Kids sponsor, gifts need to be delivered to school by Friday, Dec. 7. They may be turned in to myself or Ms. Kelly in the elementary office, or to Stephanie Hill, in the high school office. If you are receiving the blessing of Christmas for Kids, you will be called when your gifts are delivered to school, and may pick up immediately. Thank you to all that are sponsoring this year. You are a blessing to those being touched by your generosity.
Today's featured senior is Tristan Bumpous. Tristan: I have been at WCC for five years. My favorite subject is art. Once I graduate I plan to go to college. The most valuable thing I have learned while attending WCC is to persevere. I will always remember that WCC always makes me feel welcome. The advice I give to students still in high school is to do your work. It will pay off in the end more than you think.
Shooting Sports Participants--If you wish to participate this year, and did not attend the previous meeting, Participant and a Parent/Guardian need to attend tonight's meeting at 5:00 pm in the Agri Classroom. Please use the Agri entrance.
Somer McSpadden is our featured senior today. Somer: I have been at WCC for 7 years. My favorite subject is math. Once I graduate I plan to go in the Air Force and become an RN. The most valuable thing I have learned while attending WCC is 'It's okay to be smart'. I will always remember game days with the WCC Lady Bears. The advice I give to students still in high school is 'Do not procrastinate! Always try to make friends with everyone.'
All 7-11 grade students will be MAP testing on Tuesday, Nov. 27 starting at 7:55am.
Jared Yancey has received a GRIT award today from Mrs. Melinda King for his hard work in his TDA class. He was the first to get his PowerPoint certification and now he has Word certification. He is ambitious and ready to prepare for an Expert Word certification. Thanks Jared for working super hard. You deserve it.
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Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! Remember to be thankful for your many blessings!
Jr. Girls are the 2018 Quitman Jr. Invitational Runner Up. Jr. boys are the 2018 Quitman Jr. Invitational Champs!! We are proud of our teams!! GO BEARS!!
Jr. Boys and Jr. Girls advance to the finals of the Quitman Jr. invitational Tournament. Girls play at 5:00. Boys play at 6:00. GO BEARS!!
If you ordered smoked meats from the senior class they are now ready to be picked up in the High school commons from 12pm to 5 pm, Saturday, Nov. 17.
Students dismiss at 12:45 today. We wish you all very blessed Thanksgiving holiday! We are thankful for you!
Today's featured senior is Angela Fisher. Angela: I have been at WCC for 12 years. My favorite subject is math. Once a graduate from WCC I plan to go to college and become a teacher. The most valuable thing I have learned while attending WCC is sometimes you lose friends but in the process you will gain friends that last a lifetime. I will always remember the encouraging teachers and my supporting peers. The advice I give to students still in high school is to make sure you do your work and don't over stress.
Reminder: Students will dismiss at 12:45 tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 16th).
Ballgame Rules for Elementary Students: Handbook pg. 90-91 states that K-6 students must be accompanied by an adult. K-3rd grades students must sit with a parent/guardian. This is to ensure the safety of our students. Thank you for your cooperation.
Los caminos estan despejados esta manana y tendremos escuela a la hora normal!
The roads are clear this morning and we WILL have school at the normal time!
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Quitman Jr. boys and girls basketball games for tonight, November 14, have been cancelled and will be rescheduled Saturday, Nov. 17. The semi finals and finals will be played on Saturday. Times will be posted as soon as we know something.
Today's featured senior is Eric Lawrence Holmes. Eric: I have been at WCC for 12 years. My favorite subject is any history course. Once I graduate I plan to attend college for a Bachelors in business management. The most valuable thing that I have learned while attending WCC is that you need to keep the people close to you as friends rather than the people you are unsure about. I will always remember the times I begged to stay home instead of going to school. The advice I give to students that are still in high school is to find the right peers to be around.
Reminder: Students will dismiss at 12:45 on Friday, Nov. 16 to allow for staff development.
The JH Quiz Bowl team attended the Arkansas Governor's Quiz Bowl Camp on Saturday November 10. Carson Brown was one of the top 8 9th graders at the camp. Evan Lowery was on the 1st place team at camp. Students were divided onto teams with students from other schools to compete.
Senior Class Smoked Meats pickup date is this Saturday, Nov. 17th from 3-5 pm. If you're interested in ordering then you will have to bring the money by the end of Monday, Nov. 12th. Pork butts are $30 and the Ribs are $20. They are ready to eat at pickup. Pick up is in the high school commons.
Today's featured senior is Hannah Marie Jackson. Hannah: I have been at WCC for 4 years. My favorite subjects are math and science. My plans once I graduate from WCC is to go to college and become a LPN. The most valuable thing I have learned while attending WCC is to never be afraid to stand up for yourself. What I will always remember about WCC is that everyone was always there for me when I needed it. My advice I give to students still in high school is to always stand up for yourself. Never give up no matter how hard it gets and always say 'NO' to drugs.
Reminder: Forms from elementary students who are interested in auditioning for the Peter Pan production must have forms turned in no later than tomorrow.
The Senior BETA Club at White County Central School District will be hosting their Annual Fall Blood Drive, this Friday, November 9th from 8:30 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. The blood drive will be held in the Elementary Cub House! For more information or to schedule an appointment you may contact Brandy Altom at (501)230-6747 or at email@example.com
Please call the elementary office or stop by if any of these belong to your child.
Veterans' Appreciation Breakfast this Friday (Nov. 9th) at 8:30 in the Elementary Cafeteria to honor our community's veterans. If you haven't already let us know that you will be here, please call the office and let Kelly Tucker know.
Mark your calendars for Friday evening at 6:00 for our Veterans' Program. We hope to see you there as we honor our Veterans.
Early dismissal for all students on Friday, Nov. 16th to allow for teacher professional development. Dismissal is at 12:45.
Fall sports pictures will be taken this Wednesday Nov. 7. 7th grade, Jr and Sr basketball and Jr and Sr cheer. The coaches were given order forms last week. If you order, you must bring your order form and money.
Order of games tomorrow,Tuesday, November 6, at Newport 5:00 Junior girls Junior boys Jv boys 2 (18 minute halves) Senior girls
The featured senior today is Wesley Kellough. Wesley: I have been at WCC for 7 1/2 years. My favorite subject is Agricultural metals. After I graduate I plan to become a welder. The most valuable thing I have learned while attending WCC is to always have faith and never let go of it. I will always remember how WCC has shaped me to be the guy I am today. The one piece of advice I'd like to give students still in high school is reach for your dreams and don't ever let anyone take your shine.
Attention Pee Wee Cheerleaders: The pep rally is at 1:00 tomorrow. Pee Wee Cheerleaders need to wear black leggings/sweat pants with a maroon school shirt, white tennis shoes (if possible) and white bow/ribbon. Coach Audra and Coach Shana have a few extra shirts if someone does not have one. No more after school cheer practices. We will resume practices in Jan./Feb.
Tomorrow is Spirit Day at WCC! Celebrate Homecoming with us by having your kids wear school shirts or school colors, then come out tomorrow night for the games. The Homecoming presentation will begin at 5:00, with games to follow. #bearnation #proudtobeabear
Tomorrow is Wacky Hair Day for WCC elementary!!
Tomorrow is Twin Day at WCC elementary! No Halloween Costumes or face paint, please.
Picture Dates! Please take note! 11/7- Fall Sports (7th, jr, sr basketball & Jr/Sr Cheer) 2/13- Club Pictures 3/14- Baseball and Softball 3/15- Pee Wee Basketball and Cheer 3/26- Elem. Class Pictures 3/27- Pk-4 Spring Pictures 3/28- 5-12 Spring Pictures
School picture remakes will be done tomorrow, Tues., Oct. 30. If your child needs a remake, there is a $5 charge. Please send the $5 to school with your child. If your child was absent on the FIRST picture day, there is NO charge.
The WCC Bear Band will not be playing at the basketball game on Friday, October 30th, due to conflict with Harvest Fest. A note will go home with your student to let you know about a rescheduled date.
Both Jr. teams advance in the Julian Martin Junior Tournament in Concord. Jr. Girls play at 4:30 on Monday and Jr. Boys play immediately following. GO BEARS!
Tuesday, Oct. 30, the game against Mt. Vernon is at 5pm. JV boys will play two 12 minutes halves first. Senior girls will play then senior boys.
Our featured senior today is Stayca Polk: Stayca: I have been at WCC for one year. My favorite subject is science. Once I graduate I would like to become an auto mechanic. The most valuable thing I have learned while attending WCC is to be nice to people. I will always remember the support the school has given me. The advice I give to students still in high school is not to stretch yourself to thin and to enjoy school.
White County Central's number one priority is to keep all of our students safe. We received a report of an alleged threat. After investigation the alleged threat has been determined to be unfounded. Our campus is secure and safe.
TIME TO SIGN UP FOR SHOOTING SPORTS!!! This sport is open to all 6th-12th graders. Paperwork is available in the offices. There will be a mandatory meeting Friday, November 9th at 5:00 pm in the Agri Classroom. Students must bring completed paperwork, Hunters Education card and a parent to the meeting.
Our WCC featured senior today is Kayla Evans. Kayla: I have attended WCC for 4 years. My favorite subject is English. Once I graduate I plan to go to ASU Beebe, get my basics, then transfer to UCA for dental school. The most valuable thing I have learned while attending WCC is that everyone is friends. Everyone will talk to one another and not be judgmental. I will always remember how homey and friendly everyone is at WCC. My advice to high school students still in high school is to always do your work, do your best and do not procrastinate.
Harvest Fest is Tues (10/30) from 5:00-8:00. Please send candy donations to school with your students. PTO is also needing donations for the cake walk. Little Debbies, snack cakes, etc. are accepted. We have a lot of fun events scheduled for this evening.We hope you will join us.
Homecoming week is next week: Oct. 29-Nov. 2. ELEMENTARY SPIRIT DAYS are as follows: M- 'Merica Day (red, white, & blue) T- Book Character Day W- Twin Day Th- Wacky Hair Day F- Spirit Day (Maroon and White) Reminder: NO Face Paint or Halloween Costumes
Homecoming week is next week: Oct. 29 - Nov. 2. Spirit days for 7-12th grades: America Monday Neon Tuesday Squad Wednesday Tourist Thursday Friday Maroon and white day
WCC’s basketball home game (JV boys and senior boys) for Tuesday, Oct. 23rd home game, has been scheduled to start at 6pm instead of 5:30 pm.
Kona Ice for elementary students tomorrow. $3 regular, $4 tulip cup, $5 color changing cup. The color changing cup can be brought back and refilled for $3.
Due to the inclement weather expected Friday, the fishing derby for 6th grade will be rescheduled for Monday October 22nd. The permission slip will cover for the new date.
Here is the schedule for tomorrow’s games at Shirley! 5:30-7th grade boys 6:15-junior girls 7:15-jv girls (7th and 8th) 8:00-junior boys Please spread the word!! GO BEARS!!
Tailgate Tonight!! 4:00-6:00 Maroon and White games to follow. Come out and support the BEARS and kickoff the basketball season!
Starting Oct 11 our food service sub pay will be $35.00 for a half day and $70.00 for a full day.
Last day for flu shot forms to be turned in for students is Wednesday, October 10th. I have to give numbers to the dept of health and have time to get forms corrected if there is an error. If community members would like to participate they need to call the school.
WCC Spirit Wear is now available to purchase! Fliers/order forms will be sent home this week. Purchase online and ship to your home. Free shipping 10/12 through 10/29. Purchase online at www.wccespiritwear.com
Reading Incentive for grades 2-4 starts this month.
Girls' Bear Cub Basketball Tournament is Monday, Oct. 8th. Boys' Bear Cub Basketball Tournament is Tuesday, Oct. 9th.
Girls' Bear Cub Basketball Tournament will be Monday, October 8th. Please note the date is Monday and not Thursday.
Elementary students can pay $1 and wear a hat to school on Fri. Oct. 5th and Fri. Oct. 12th. 5th/6th grade students are raising money to purchase books for students in North Carolina devastated by Hurricane Florence.
Forms for the mass flu clinic were passed out today. Forms are due no later than Tuesday, October 11th. Community members are invited but must be included in the count provided to the health dept on October 11th. Please contact Leighan Johnson for further details.
K-2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th grades will have vision and hearing screenings tomorrow. Please remember to send your child's glasses.
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Saturday at 2:00 come see the WCC Choir perform at Spring Park in Searcy for Get Down Downtown.
Family Movie Night is tonight at 7:30. Doors open at 7:00. We hope to see you there!
Don't forget WCC's first ever FREE family movie night will be this Friday in the WCC Auditorium. Doors open at 7:00 movie will begin at 7:30. Hope to see you there.