We have been informed of some false information that is being shared on Facebook. We would like to clarify to ease any concerns. Posts have been made in regard to what happens if your child has a fever at school. Our procedures are as follows. If your child has temp while at school, you will be called immediately to come pick up your child. The school will NOT be administering COVID testing. Thank you for trusting us during these uneasy times.
ANOTHER DRAGONFLY ANNOUNCEMENT: There have been concerns about the information that is being asked when signing up for Dragonfly. Let me clarify what is required and what is optional. Once you create an account, there are several red buttons that say "NEEDS UPDATE" or "GET STARTED". You are only required to enter the information under the red "GET STARTED" button. Once you click that, there will be 5 things. You are only REQUIRED to do 4 of them. Here are the REQUIRED things to complete: 1. AR Activities Assoc. Sports Medicine Fact Sheet 2. PPE History Form (can turn in physical copy to coach) 3. PPE Physical Exam (you can give physical copy to coach for them to upload or you can upload yourself) 4. AAA Participation Agreement Once you complete these four things it will say "80% complete" but that is ok. Nothing else has to be "updated" unless you want to put some basic contact information. Birth Certificates, insurance information and other things are NOT REQUIRED by the AAA or WCC. We will notify you if anything else changes in regards to requirements. If there are any questions or concerns please contact the Athletic Direcotor, Sam Farris at the school (501) 729-0107.
FOR ATHLETES and PARENTS OF ATHLETES: This announcement is to clarify some things about signing up for Dragonfly. When you sign up as a parent, make sure you are signing up as yourself and not your child. Athletes must sign up for their own account and then the parent and athlete can be linked. Instructions for this can be found here if you need them https://intercom.help/dragonfly-athletics/en/articles/1024532-linking-an-athlete-and-parent-account The athlete is REQUIRED to have an account to participate in AAA activities. Parents are ABLE but NOT REQUIRED to have accounts. There will be a separate announcement concerning other issues.
K-4 Class Lists are now posted on the windows of the Elementary entrance!!
Here is another link to the Ready for Learning video. We understand that the link wasn’t working for everyone. We apologize for the technical issue. https://youtu.be/2ji-UImO3c4
Attention parents/guardians: Typical ages to receive immunizations are: kindergarten, 11 years old, 7th grade and 16 years. If you have questions or would like Mrs Leighan to check your child’s shot record, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org (WCC's school nurse).
Middle School schedule pickup AND New Student enrollment is TODAY, Aug 3 from 9-11:00 am and 1:00-3:00 pm. We will also have it Tomorrow and Thursday at the same times. 7/8th students will also receive their locker number. Reminder: wear masks indoor, keep distanced, & bring limited number of people if possible. Thanks and look forward to seeing you all!
THIS POST IS FOR PARENTS OF ATHLETES ONLY. If your child is involved in any team (basketball, softball, esports, cheer, etc), you and your child need to sign up on DragonFly. This is the NEW place for team schedules and information. This is being used statewide in all schools. The following link will take you to the website. Instructions on how to sign up are attached. https://www.dragonflymax.com/
Pee Wee girls basketball practice will be cancelled for tomorrow. (Thursday, July 30th)
Seniors 2021. Don’t forget tomorrow is senior picture day in the high school commons. If You have not received a time yet please email Dr. Underwood and she can get that for you. Don’t forget your $20 setting fee.
2020 12th grade students participating in graduation. Practice starts today at 1:30pm. Please use the double doors that face the buses to enter. Family cannot enter the building till 2:15
Class of 2020 graduation will be live streamed through youtube today starting at 3pm. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCziFP15FEQQtVC6W8HhpdXg/featured?view_as=subscriber
The Class of 2020 graduation ceremony will be live-streamed through YouTube tomorrow at 3pm! The link to watch the video will be shared Saturday, July 25th in the morning. The link will be shared on WCC’s social media!!
Here is the revised 2020-2021 Student calendar that was revised on July 16,2020. The first day of school now is August 24th for all students. The last day of school is May 27, 2021. This calendar is also on the district’s webpage. To find it on the webpage type in ‘calendar’ in the search bar and the link for the calendar will appear. Wccbears.org
Seniors 2021!! Senior pictures are scheduled for next Tuesday, July 28. You should be receiving an appt. card in the mail from lifetouch this week. If you have not confirmed your appt. time please click on the link below. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com https://prestigeportraits.com/
For those of you who planned on taking the ACT tomorrow, please be advised that the ACT company is having some technical difficulties and have removed some students from testing rooms. If you are affected, you should have an email. If you were signed up to take the test tomorrow, please make sure to check your email as soon as possible.
Reminder: All 2020-2021 School Year Enrollment Forms, in which you enroll for your preferred program, are due tomorrow. There is a drop box located at the Elementary entrance. You can also complete the form online at the following link: https://forms.gle/fNZdhVLQknB4EQxT7
Today, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced a mandate on face masks for the state. This mandate (pictures attached) will require the following changes in our return to school policy: All students 4th-12th grades are required to wear masks, where social distancing is not feasible. Students below these grade levels will be highly encouraged to wear face masks.
Here is the WCC High School Supply list for 9-12th grades. If you have any questions contact Dr. Underwood at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pending no other changes from the Governor, Arkansas Department of Health, or Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - the first day of school for students will be Monday, August 24th. An updated WCC school calendar will be released soon.
Basketball practice for the 5th and 6th grade GIRLS will be cancelled today (Tues, July 14). The next practice is on Thursday.
Attention 2020 Kindergarten Parents: The school list sent out earlier this morning had a rest mat listed as one of your school supplies. We will not be using rest mats in Kindergarten this year.
Attention WCC! NEW SCHOOL START DATE -- Governor Hutchinson just announced that the start date for the 2020-2021 school year has been moved (from August 13) to the week of Aug. 24. White County Central School District will make a decision next week on our official start date and we will share that with parents/guardians/students as soon as possible.
Just to clarify- The 8x10 'Class of 2020' class picture is free!
Class of 2020 - if you want an 8x10 composite picture of your class - copies are in the high school office. Please contact Dr. Underwood before you make the trip to make sure the office is open.
9th-12th Grade students for the 2020/2021 school year. Dr. Underwood has sent you an email with the 'Enrollment form' link on it. Please talk with your parent/guardian and then fill it out! She needs all 9-12th grade students to fill this out by July 17.
Seniors 2021!! Senior pictures are scheduled for July 28. You will receive an appointment card soon, but I am attaching a blank one to this post along with the scheduled times for the day. Please click on the link below to confirm your appointment time. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com https://prestigeportraits.com/
Here is the boys’ basketball schedule for the next two weeks: Senior High (7-8:30 p.m.) 7th - 9th grade (3:30-5 p.m.) Tuesday, July 9th Wednesday, July 10th Thursday, July 11th Monday, July 13th Tuesday, July 14th Wednesday, July 15th As of right now, the plan is for Coach Yates to move to the area on July 17th. If this plan proceeds, he expects to have practice Monday — Thursday from July 20th till school starts. 7th - 9th grade practice time is expected to continue from 3:30-5 p.m for the rest of the summer. (Senior High practice time could vary) Message from Coach Yates — “Again, I want to thank the school district and community for the support and commitment to our program. I am excited for this transition and can not wait to finally move into the area. If any guardian or parent of a child in the boys basketball program has a question or concern, please fill free to contact me — my information is posted below.” Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (870) 577-5304
The following link will allow you to complete your 2020-2021 Enrollment Form online. Please complete one form for each student. A paper copy will be mailed to each student as well. Do not complete the paper copy if you complete the online copy. If you choose to complete the paper copy, you can mail it back to the school or place it in the provided drop box at the front porch of the Elementary. https://forms.gle/WdShqYctqBhRbWDw7
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It is our desire to keep you as informed on the upcoming school year as possible. Remember, changes are occurring daily. Please see the attached letter that will share information regarding reentry this fall. https://rb.gy/s8xwqv
Let's welcome Mrs. Paula Nixon to White County Central!! Mrs. Nixon will be teaching special education for grades K-4. She has been in education for 26.5 years. She has taught special education, middle school science & social studies, and EAST(Education Accelerated by Service and Technology). Mrs. Nixon and her husband, Danny, and have been married for 34 years. Her oldest daughter, Haley, is married to Logan Best. Our youngest daughter is MaKensie. Message to the community from Mrs. Nixon: I am excited to become a staff member at WCCSD. My goal is to provide the tools necessary to help each student in my classroom reach their potential.
WCC's Graduation - Class of 2020 Details. 2020 Graduates - please click on this link and read it! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CcYM6vTPqkXig6qcYOEIVMwEfVgIY-3D/view?usp=sharing
Let's welcome Mrs. Bethany Yates to White County Central!! Mrs. Yates will be teaching 5th grade math. Mrs. Yates has been teaching Algebra 1 for the last 3 years in a different school district. Mrs. Yates' family consists of her husband Coach Dawson Yates; her parents: Jim and Denise Engel; her sisters: Janelle and Chelsea Engel; her in-laws: Jim and Robyn Yates and her cat - Theo! When Mrs. Yates was in college at Harding University she was a high jumper and triple jumper on the Harding University Track team!! Message from Mrs. Yates: I am excited and thankful for the opportunity to join the WCC family. I look forward to getting to know my colleagues, and students, as well as the parents and other members of the community! Go Bears!!
Let's welcome Mr. Zachary White to the White County Central School District!! Mr. White will be teaching 6-12th grade band and guitar this year at WCC. He is originally from a small town in Northwest Arkansas. His family consist of his Mom and Dad, Bobby and Dawn White and he is an only child. Mr. White started and directed an annual benefit concert that has donated over $4000 in the past three years to clean water initiatives in Haiti, as well as City of Hope Outreach, which helps homeless individuals in Arkansas. Message from Mr. White: I’m extremely honored to be joining the wonderful people at White County Central, and cannot wait to help make music for the WCC community!
WCC would like to welcome Ms. Julia Williams to WCC High School. Ms. Williams has been teaching history for the past 3 years. Ms. Williams' family consists of her parents and her dog named Clyde.. She loves to read and is a HUGE Kansas City Chiefs fan. Message from Ms. Williams: I am SO excited to be a part of the WCC family! I am looking forward to getting to know the colleagues, students, and parents that make up this awesome community!
Our new WCC Basketball Coach is Coach Dawson Yates. He has taught for 3 years in El Dorado where he was the assistant basketball coach, assistant junior high football coach, and the coach for Elementary P.E. Coach Yates' immediate family is his wife Bethany, his parents, James & Robyn Yates, and his in-laws, James & Denise Engel. Something unique about Coach Yates is that he was adopted at birth. He believes it has had a huge impact in how he builds relationships and expresses empathy. From Coach Yates: It is an honor to join the WCC family and I am beyond excited to support and promote our community. Go Bears!!!
Update on WCC's Re-entry plan for the 2020/2021 school year: White County Central is in the process of making plans for our reentry back to school procedures that will take place in August. We are having committee meetings, looking at directives that have been pushed out, and having conversations on what is best for our students and teachers. We are following updates from the Governor closely and the Arkansas Department of Education to provide additional guidance for reentry. We will release more information in July. Thank you for your patience. Have a great summer!!
BOYS BASKETBALL PARENTS Coach Yates would like to have an informal parent meeting at the gym Thursday. Jr high parents at 5:15-5:30. Sr high parents 6:45-7:00. This is not mandatory. Coach Yates just wanted to have the opportunity to talk to parents that can make it and introduce himself. A more formal parent meeting will take place later after restrictions are lifted. Enter at lobby (could change). Sit in student section bleachers. Masks are suggested for any that want to wear them but not required. Please remember to maintain social distancing guidelines.
If you could not make it to the school to order a letterman jacket, you are able to go to Rayburns in Cabot in the next week to get sized and order your jacket without a late fee applied. You have to go by next Friday, June 19th. You will have to pay in full for the order to be processed. Thanks!
Si aún no ha completado nuestra Encuesta de impacto COVID-19, hágalo en el enlace proporcionado en este mensaje. Una respuesta por familia. Debe ser entregado para 24 de Junio. Por favor comparte. Queremos el aporte de cada familia en nuestro distrito. Gracias por tomarse el tiempo para completarlo.-- https://forms.gle/VRVcJNN28xGHpxoE7
If you have not already completed our COVID-19 Impact Survey, please do so at the link provided in this message. One response per family. Due June 24th. Please share. We want input from each family in our district. Thank you for taking the time to complete it. https://forms.gle/AXe14FUyd5wuK1F19
En un esfuerzo por prepararse para el próximo año escolar y todas las incógnitas, necesitamos su opinión. Complete la encuesta que se encuentra en el enlace proporcionado antes del 24 de Junio del 2020. Agradeceríamos una respuesta de cada familia. Una presentación por familia por favor. ¡Por favor comparta con nuestras familias de WCC-- https://forms.gle/TmLPbUe9h3RSDAgE6
Jr. and Sr. Boys Basketball teams will practice this week on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Jrs will practice from 5:30-6:30. Srs will practice from 7:00-8:00. Please follow these guidelines: 1) Practices are closed. Due to space requirements parents are asked to drop off and come back or wait in vehicles. Please do not walk into the gym with your child. 2) Athletes will enter on the west side of the gym (girls' locker room side). They will exit on the east side of the gym (boys' locker room side). 3) Make sure to bring water to drink. Water fountains and water bottles are not available. 4) If you want a towel you need to bring your own. 5) Locker rooms are not available. 6) It is very important to get there 10-15 minutes before your practice starts to have time for everyone to go through the check-off. Once we begin we have 60 min this week per AAA rule. Times can increase each week.
In an effort to prepare for the upcoming school year and all the unknowns, we need your input. Please complete the survey found at the provided link by June 24, 2020. We would appreciate a response from each family. One submission per family please. Please share with our WCC families! https://forms.gle/kUuzECSvS5nqYwak9
JUNE 11 (Thursday), Students involved in Sr High Athletics & Band/Choir (10-12th) will have the opportunity to order a letterman jacket. Location: WCC Gym Entrance: through the front lobby Exit: NW side door Time: Basketball athletes- 6:00 All other athletes and band/choir members- 6:30- Temps will be taken at the door and anyone with 100.4 F or more will not be allowed in. Please sit in the bleachers and wait your turn following distance guidelines. If there are any questions please feel free to contact any coach or Mr Farris— email@example.com Payment will have to be in full for the order to be processed. Forms will be provided that night. You may ask Mr Farris or coaches to see them beforehand. Thanks!
The Jr. and Sr. Boys basketball teams will begin summer practice next week. They will practice Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Jr. Boys (8th-9th) will practice from 5:30-6:30. Sr. Boys will practice from 7:00-8:00. The boys will follow the same procedures as the girls have been following. Practices will be led by Jeff Sturdivant until a new coach has been named
Attention Class of 2020!!! Your graduation cords, report card and diploma are ready for you to pick up. You personally have to pick them up unless you contact Dr. Underwood and say someone else can pick the items up for you. Here are the times available to pick up your items: Tuesday, June 2 1:30 pm to 3:30pm Wednesday, June 3 12pm to 3:30pm Thursday, June 4 8am to 3:30pm Graduation is still set for Saturday, July 25th at 3pm. We should know more on July 1 when the Governor gives us more directives.
There has been information sent out in an email about cheer tryouts to those interested in cheer (7th-12th grade). Please have your student check their email. If any WCC student wants to tryout for cheer but did not receive the tryout material or the email, please message or email me by this Friday (5/29). This email contains the dates along with the required AAA restrictions. Thank you! Coach Fisher firstname.lastname@example.org
WCC family! We hope that you are doing well during this pandemic. We are still awaiting guidelines from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education regarding what the fall of next year will look like. We have seen some of the things circulating on Facebook regarding CDC guidelines but we want to caution our constituents not to jump to conclusions based on these posts. We have not had any official directives or guidelines given to us regarding re-entry in the fall. We will be sharing information as soon as we have been given directions so we can prepare for a successful 2020-21 school year. The only thing we are sure of at this point, is that we are committed to the safety of our students and to challenging them to become productive and caring citizens. #RAISETHEBAR
At this time we are not collecting chrome books. Some of the online programs are available throughout the summer if you would like for your child to practice skills. Once we have better knowledge of what the fall will bring, we will make a decision about the collection of these devices. If you have any questions, please call your student’s principal. Have a great summer!
The school year at WCC has officially concluded after we have experienced the strangest ending to a year in my career. Thanks for the hard work done by students, parents, staff, faculty, and administration during this time, although "thanks" doesn't even seem adequate. A special thanks to our phenomenal food service crew, volunteers, and bus drivers that put in countless hours in feeding our children. Our school and community have definitely taken on the challenges that were put before them and fulfilled our theme of "Raising the Bar" for this school year. Please stay tuned as we make announcements regarding future events and plans for the 2020-21 school year. May God Bless you and keep you safe. Dean Stanley, Superintendent #RAISETHEBAR
The WCC yearbook order deadline has been reopened and extended! Don't miss your chance to order this time capsule of memories of this unprecedented year! Order online only at http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A00382000
ELEMENTARY (K-4) Pick Up Schedule: If you are needing to pick up items for your ELEMENTARY student you may do so at the following days and times this week: Today-Wednesday 8:00-3:00. Thursday 8:00-1:30. The Elementary office will not be staffed outside of these hours.
Students wanting to pickup personal items from school can do so on Monday and Tuesday (May18-19th) between 7:30 and 3:30. Please call as you arrive and we will bring items to you. Thank you!
LIBRARY/CLASSROOM BOOK RETURN: If your student has a library or classroom book that belongs to the school, please bring them to the school and place them in the big, brown, plastic box on the front porch of the Elementary building. This box will be checked daily. Our teachers and librarians are working on their end of year inventory. Please return these to the school as soon as possible. You can call the school if you have any questions. Thank you!
Yearbooks are selling fast! Don't miss your chance to order! Order online at https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1002415/White-County-Central-High-School/2020-Yearbook/20190629042300800160/CATALOG_SHOP/
It's Teacher Appreciation Week! Want a way to show your appreciation? Complete the form attached to the link below! Your message will be shared with it's intended recipient! https://forms.gle/wYQt9pnbt5cYC9Ve6
Bear Nation - Our hotspots arrived this week (a couple weeks late), and we were assured by Verizon that they would have the capacity to filter content. However, after receiving them, they do not have that capability. We apologize for this setback, but feel that we need to return them. Due to this, there will be some of you that will not have internet in your household before the school year is over. We still encourage you to use our outside access point in our parking lot if at all possible. Our teachers will continue to attempt to meet the needs of all students regardless of internet access or not. We pray that the situation will improve and we can begin next year back on campus. Please don't stress over your child's education. Work with them to the best of your ability. Stay safe!
May 4th-8th is Teacher Appreciation Week. Help us show our teachers/staff some love and appreciation! If you would like to show your appreciation to any school teacher/personnel, complete the form found at this link: https://forms.gle/Lb5zTVQYgmXSWLiu7
ATTENTION WCC SOFTBALL COMMUNITY: On Friday (tomorrow) May 1st at 8:00pm we will be honoring our 2020 senior, Taryn Blanton. We will be turning on the lights at the softball field for 20 minutes and 20 seconds in honor of her. Please come out and support her along with our varisty team who were so excited for this year. Please come drive by and pay tribute. We ask that YOU REMAIN IN YOUR CARS. Thank you for your support of the softball program throughout the years. Coach Altom
Attention Seniors!!!! WCC has partnered with WCCHS PTO to buy each senior a WCC Senior Yard Sign. The signs will be displayed in front of the high school on Thursday, April 30, from 10am to 3pm and on Monday, May 4th, from 10am to 3pm. (You are welcome to take a picture with them but please do not remove them from school property.) WCCHS staff will deliver the signs to the seniors on Wednesday, 5/6/2020 and would like the senior to take a picture (in their cap and gown if they would like to) when it is delivered. Deliveries will start around 10am. If the student is not at home the yard sign will be put in the front yard. WCC Senior Teacher Parade - Thursday, May 7 - starting at 1pm (Dr. Underwood will call each senior by Monday, May 4th to see who will be home on Thursday, May 7) The WCCHS staff will be driving by each senior’s house (if the senior lives out of the school district that senior will have to go to a senior’s house in the school district for this.) in a caravan so that we can HOOT and HOLLER when we drive by because we love our seniors and we will miss them!!!
Kindergarten Sign Up. If you have a child who is entering Kindergarten at WCC this fall, and you have NOT already signed them up, please complete the form (link below). If you know someone who has a student entering K at WCC, please share this. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdf2KoE9LaV8H1ThFIwScfYH9HMPRCFuJRjVL0HETZCeTcDfw/viewform?usp=sf_link
From Mrs Altom: Good morning my wonderful students! I miss you tremendously and can not wait to see you again! Just in case you are needing some extra fun, here is a BINGO board that contains enrichment activities! Have fun and send me pics of you completing the activities that you choose!!! Pictures can be texted to (501)230-6747 or emailed to email@example.com https://drive.google.com/file/d/1472LarxuNYZl-yrAB45PvS7s1q8oRLry/view?usp=sharing
The link for the letter from Mrs. Sturdivant has been corrected. You should be able to access it now.
Message to WCC Elementary Families from Mrs. Sturdivant. https://docs.google.com/document/d/19mXVAd2EL46TInWnhEnkfhEskJMlrTpD3sbldv9smSk/edit?usp=sharing
WCC Elementary student, Jewel Stewart, shares her COVID-19 artifacts. Great work Jewel!! https://youtu.be/0nEpcCCsPs4
Seniors- please check your email from Mrs. Hill regarding your exit interview. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact her! We hope you are all doing well and staying safe! firstname.lastname@example.org
Jewel reports on her Corona Pandemic artifact box. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hJlifgch0q-rvK4ttPZ2xN8gz93hKd15/view?usp=sharing
Your WCC yearbook staff is working hard to document these unprecedented times as well as all of our memories made during this school year! You will want to look back on all of it! Don’t miss your chance to buy a yearbook! Order online at https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1002415/White-County-Central-High-School/. You won’t regret it!
Kindergarten Sign Up! If you have not signed up your child for kindergarten, here is the link to do so. We will set a registration and screening at a later date. If you know someone who has a child entering kindergarten in the fall at WCC, please direct them to this link. https://forms.gle/sjADhhSxWfdD3pbu7
Parents, We hope that you and your families are doing well. We wanted to give you an update regarding the hotspots. Although promised to be in last week, we are still awaiting their arrival. We will get them programmed as soon as we get them and then set up a schedule for you to come pick them up. We also are getting an outside access point to allow you to sit in the upper end of the parking lot between the middle school and the auditorium to access the internet so your children can do their work. We will let you know when that is available. Please don't worry right now if you don't have access. Your child's teacher will be contacting you to ensure that they can still work with you even without internet service right now.
Reminder about logging into your child's chromebook: As you log into your child's chromebook for the first time. It is possible that you will open up to a page called TestNav. You will need to exit this screen any time it opens. You do this by pushing "ctrl+alt+s". You can also power down and reboot until it goes away. If you have problems, please reach out to your child's teacher. They should be able to assist you.
All 2020 WCCHS Seniors have met the state and local graduation requirements. Prom has been postponed (There is no date set yet due to Covid-19). As of right now graduation has been postponed to June 13, 2020 or July 25, 2020 both at 3pm or at a later date- depending on the Covid-19 restrictions. Please contact Dr. Underwood via email email@example.com or call her cell at 501-681-7790 if you have any questions. Congratulations!!!! We love and miss you guys!!!
Next week (April 13-17) is WCC’s virtual spirit week! Share your pictures on WCCS Facebook page or email them to Dr. Underwood at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will post the pictures on the district’s website!!
Bear Nation - As I’m sure you have heard by now, the Governor has officially closed schools onsite for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. We are heartbroken that the year ended this way but our dedicated teachers will continue to provide the best possible instruction they can during this time. We began distributing Chromebooks today but it is a time consuming task. We will again begin at 9:00 on Tuesday. Please contact the school if you haven’t received a device by Thursday morning. Stay safe and grow closer to your family during this crisis. #RAISETHEBAR
Parents: As you log into your child's chromebook for the first time. It is possible that you will open up to a page called TestNav. You will need to exit this screen any time it opens. You do this by pushing "ctrl+alt+s". You can also power down and reboot until it goes away. If you have problems, please reach out to your child's teacher. They should be able to assist you.
Chromebooks are being delivered today and tomorrow. Hotspots will not be delivered till next week. Parents/guardians and students please remember since the student has to login to the chromebook to get access that every site that you go on is traceable by WCC. Either Officer Reeves will deliver or one of the school vans. Enjoy this beautiful day!!
It's time to sign up for Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year! Completing this form (link included at end of message) does not register the child. Due to registration being cancelled, we wanted to have an opportunity to find out who is coming to Kindergarten. This allows us to get contact information so we can inform you when registration has been set. If you know someone who has a child enrolling in Kindergarten at WCC, please share this link with them. https://forms.gle/GMMtiXbQ9qb2qRd36
9-11th grade students...An email was sent to you yesterday and today by Dr. Underwood. Please check those emails and be checking everyday. If you have any questions please contact me!! Miss you guys!!
Reminder: Food Service - Beginning on Monday, April 6th the delivery will only be twice per week. We will deliver Mondays for meals for Monday and Tuesday, and Wednesday for meals for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Again the deliveries will begin at 11:00 from the school on those days. Please contact the school at 501-729-4292 if you have been overlooked for deliveries.
WCC will begin distribution of chromebooks on Monday. We are still waiting for portable hotspots to arrive and will deliver them asap. Teachers will be reaching out to you to discuss plans for the upcoming weeks. Please don't stress about lessons too much. Focus on your family needs first. Stay healthy. We MISS our kids!
WCC will be changing food delivery beginning next week. Delivery will be on Mondays and Wednesdays with lunches and breakfasts for multiple days. Please be out waiting for the delivery. AMI packets can be placed on buses next week if you don't email them.
Friday food backpacks can be picked up tomorrow, between 9:00 and 12:00, at Clearwater Baptist Church.
Shout out to all WCC’s paraprofessionals! You guys are great and essential to our district. You guys rock!!
Bear Nation - We just wanted to clarify that we are preparing meals for any student regardless of current meal status. Buses leave campus at 11:00 and run through all routes. Just be standing out by the road and they will deliver to you. No guarantee on time. #RAISETHEBAR
Hello WCC Families!! We are asking for you to notify the school if you have had a contact phone number change. You can notify your child's teacher or call the school. Thank you for helping us keep our records current so we can communicate with you through this school closure.
Read A Thon Report from Mrs. Baird: We read a total of 31,117 minutes during our read a thon. We earned $2,680.00 of which we will receive $2,144.00. Top 5 readers are Abigail Novak with 1430 min. Jewel Stewart 1005 min. Bethany Reiser 1000 min. Allison Turney 675 min. Nicholas Birmingham 645 min.! Thank you for supporting our schools!
Bear Nation: I hope that everyone has enjoyed a great Spring Break, even if it was a little stranger than usual. WCC is very concerned regarding the families that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We know that education is very important but the safety and welfare of your families is of greater importance. With that said, it is much more important that you take care of personal needs first and worry about the education secondarily. WCC wants to be able to serve the needs of our students, families, community, as well as our staff and faculty. We want to provide continued learning opportunities for our kids. We also understand that the stress on each family is significant at this time and some have lost income and are facing hardship during this uncertain time. Instruction - Students should currently have AMI packets 1-10 that need to be completed by this Friday, April 3rd. (Our website contains these packets if they have been misplaced) These completed packets can either be photographed and emailed to their respective teacher (email addresses are on our website, but most follow the pattern of first initial, last email@example.com, for example mine is firstname.lastname@example.org) or they can be given to bus/van drivers when they deliver lunches beginning next Monday, April 6th. Next week, April 6-10 we will be using online instruction for those that have connectivity to the internet. We have purchased portable hotspots for families that do not have wifi service in their household. We are hoping that these devices will arrive before this week is over and that we can get them distributed next week. Some remote areas might not have good enough cell service available even with the hotspots and we will have to adjust our delivery of instruction in those situations. We will also be working on a plan to disburse chromebooks to households that do not have a device for their child(ren) to use. Food Service - We began our food service delivery today and will continue to deliver this week at 11:00 with lunch for the current day and breakfast for the following day. Beginning on Monday, April 6th the delivery will only be twice per week. We will deliver Mondays for meals for Monday and Tuesday, and Wednesday for meals for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Again the deliveries will begin at 11:00 from the school on those days. Please contact the school at 501-729-4292 if you have been overlooked by these deliveries. Look for innovative ways for you to help your children learn while at home. Some skill development could include cooking, fishing, journaling this pandemic, puzzles, board games, music, art, playing outside, working with tools, and this list could go on and on. Look for these ways to help your student grow in ways above and beyond the educational school work. Please find time to read to and with your kids. We have asked our teachers to limit their instructional time to no more than 30 minutes per each core subject per day to allow students time to not only complete their work but also to take advantage of some extra time at home for other activities. Please contact your teacher if you have any questions. We are practicing social distancing at the school and will have limited personnel on campus on any given day until the pandemic is over. The phones will be forwarded to our administrators during school hours beginning this Friday, April 3rd until the pandemic is over. Please call if you have questions and someone will get back with you as soon as possible to answer them for you. We have a fantastic staff/faculty that miss their kids so badly right now and look forward to the time we can be together again. Thank you for your patience and grace as we try and figure this thing out together. We LOVE your kids. Bear Pride will continue to be evident in this community even in the face of adversity. Dean Stanley #RAISETHEBAR
Attention seniors: Dr. Underwood will be calling you next week to discuss the rest of your academic semester with you. Please email her a good number to reach you at. She will be calling during school hours only.
Breakfast and Lunch for week of March 30: For Monday, March 30 - buses will be leaving WCC at 7am to deliver breakfast and at 11am to deliver lunch (breakfast for the next day also). Starting on Tuesday, March 31- Friday, April 3 - buses will leave at 11am only to drop off lunch/breakfast (for next morning). If you want a meal please be at your bus stop during those times. The bus will stop only if there are people present to get a meal. If you do not usually ride the bus you can still be at a bus stop to get a meal. No AMI packets will be picked up by the buses during the week of March 30 -April 3. You can take a picture of your AMI work with your phone and email it to your teachers.
YEARBOOK UPDATE: As we all adapt to change, one thing that remains constant is the yearbook tradition of documenting the history of our students and capturing their school year forever. We are pleased to announce that the White County Central High School yearbook adviser and staff are working hard to complete the yearbook and make sure it is printed. Since copies are limited and school schedules continue to change, we ask that you please order your yearbook online as soon as possible. https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1002415/White-County-Central-High-School/
WCC Parents- If your child receives a Friday food bag, and you would like to get it filled, please go to Clearwater Baptist Church tomorrow, Friday, between 9:00 and 12:00. The church is located on hwy 157, about 2 miles south of school.
This is just a reminder that this week, March 23-27, is Spring break. There will be no food deliveries or food available on campus due to this. Please stay safe and healthy.
A message from Superintendent Dean Stanley can be viewed at the following link: https://youtu.be/ufUdU20bVao
Students, make sure to take care of your emotional health during your time at home. When your emotions are high, learning is low. Go outside for some fresh air, send a happy message to your friends or teachers, post positive affirmations on social media, do random acts of kindness, or pick activities from the list below to practice some social emotional skills. Have a great day and GO BEARS 🐻 If you need anything, please email us and let us know what we can do to help! email@example.com- HS counselor firstname.lastname@example.org- Elem counselor
ATTENTION WCC FACULTY AND STAFF: You should have received a 2nd email from Mrs. Sturdivant. After reading the email, please check with your colleagues to ensure everyone gets the message.
ATTENTION ALL WCC FACULTY AND STAFF: Please check your email. You are looking for an email from Mrs. Sturdivant.
The governor announced today that we will be out of school through April 17th. If you need to pick up medication (inhalers, updrafts, epipens, or daily meds), please email Leighan at email@example.com or text me on school status.
If you are in grades 8-11 this school year please check your school email and answer the questionnaire from Mrs. Hill. She is working on your schedule and has questions for each one of you guys to answer.
WCC wants everyone to know that due to COVID-19, Governor Hutchinson officially closed school campuses through at least April 17. We will be in contact with everyone soon regarding plans to meet educational needs through the closure period. Please practice social distancing!
8th graders! Mrs. Hill has sent out a questionnaire for you to fill out so she can start scheduling for next school year. Please answer these questions as soon as you can.
Titus Windle is our featured 'Class of 2020' WCC senior. Titus has been at WCC for 7 1/2 years. Once Titus graduates he plans on saving up some money and then going to college. The most important thing Titus has learned while in high school is his social skills and work ethic. The advice Titus gives to students in school is that they need to focus on their GPA (grade point average) because it is important. Titus' favorite class is shop/band because they are both interactive classes. Titus' favorite drink is Fanta drinks and his favorite food is chicken. Titus is a visual and hands on learner but enjoys silence with no one around him while he is learning also. Titus' favorite book is 'The Dead' by Charlie Higson. Congratulations Titus!!
Mrs. Lowery reads "How I Spent My Summer Vacation". You can watch her read aloud by following this link: https://youtu.be/OA6pDs1nfxU
WCC students! If you are looking for reading material,don't forget about your e-cards! These will allow you to get right in to the White County Library system to read books online. You can also access hoopla and ADLC. To get there, you will need your card number and go to the WCC website https://www.wccsd.k12.ar.us/, click on menu, click library, and then High School Library. I have put a link on there for White County Libraries. Follow that link and you will find on the home page where to click to get to hoopla. If you are having trouble with your card, you can follow this link https://whitecountylibraries.booksys.net/opac/wcrls/ to request an online user card. Happy reading!
We were notified by Hardees that the Hardees locations on Race Street and at Love's truck stop are offering free sausage biscuits to school age children 18 and under from 5:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. daily until further notice. Wow! Thank you to Hardees for this wonderful service!
Landon Swindle is our featured 'Class of 2020' WCC senior. Landon has been at WCC for 11 years. Once Landon graduates he plans on getting a job. The most important thing Landon has learned while in high school is to always work hard and do your best.The advice Landon gives to students in school is that you are here for a good time - not a long time. Landon's favorite class was basketball because he always was pushed to do his best. Landon's favorite drink is water. Landon's favorite way of learning is when he is in groups because of the conversations that happen. Landon's favorite book is 'Beowulf; by J.R.R Tolken. Congratulations Landon!!
WCC is continuing to serve breakfast 7:30-8:30 a.m. and lunch 11:00-noon throughout this week. We also are offering to deliver these meals for the remainder of the week to any student or child under the age of 18 in the home. Please call 729-3947 or 729-4292 before 10 a.m. Wednesday if you want lunch delivered.
Maira Pacheco is our featured 'Class of 2020' WCC senior. Maira has been at WCC for 13 years. Once Maira graduates she plans to attend college. The most important thing Maira has learned while in high school is to take everything seriously because it can impact your future. The advice Maira gives to students in school is try hard because it is worth it. Maira's favorite class is Mr. Clouse's math classes. Maira's favorite food and drink is hibachi chicken and limeade slush. Maira's favorite way of learning is when she is able to interact with other students so she can get other points of view. Maira's favorite book is 'Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Congratulations Maira!!!
Mrs. Hardcastle reads Roar of a Snore. You can watch her read aloud by following this link: https://youtu.be/Kqd5xRDmIok
Prom has been changed to Saturday, April 25th instead of April 4th. Prom contracts have been emailed to all 11th and 12th graders. The deadline to turn in a contract is April 17. If you have any questions please contact Dr. Underwood at firstname.lastname@example.org
Any students in grades 8-12 that have a question about their art class AMI days 6-10 please contact Dr. Underwood at email@example.com or call 501-729-3947.
Any student that is taking an online class in grades 9-12: you can continue your work online at home or if you do not have internet you can come to the school today Monday (3/16) before 3:30 and pick up your AMI work for that online class. If you have any questions please contact the school at 501-729-3947 or email Dr. Underwood at firstname.lastname@example.org
WCC! Today from 11am to 3:30pm is the only day we are allowing students on campus to get books, get AMI paperwork and band instruments. We will be sanitizing after this and will not be allowing students in the buildings other than the cafeteria to get food for breakfast 7:30 -8:30 and 11-12. Breakfast and lunch will be served this week only. If you have any questions about your AMI paperwork please email your teacher.
Parents of students that receive Friday food bags...You may take your child/children’s bags to Clearwater Baptist Church on Friday, March 20, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 12 p.m., to be filled. If you have empty bags at home, please take them with you. If you cannot find your bag/bags, and need assistance. please go anyway. If you do not have transportation to the church, please contact me at, email@example.com or private message me through messenger. You may also call the school, or contact your child’s teacher. I’ll do my best to arrange delivery, if it is needed.
WCC High school AMI packets days 6-10 will be uploaded by the end of today to the school’s website. We are asking students to do these days first then do days 1-5.
WCC Elementary is excited to share read alouds with our students during our school closing!! We hope you will take the time to show the videos to your children! Today's video is Mrs. Baird. You can view her read aloud at the following link: https://youtu.be/F5iN4UIB3hQ
WCC will be providing breakfast and lunch for any student or child under the age of 18 this week. Both meals will be grab and go....breakfast will be served between 7:30-8:30 and lunch between 11:00-12:00. Please enter the cafeteria through the south door. Contact the office if you have questions.
Any student who needs to pick up an AMI packet or any other material/supply (band instrument, textbook, etc.) may do so Monday (3/16) from 11:00-3:30. Please check in at the office.
WCC Cheer tryouts will be postponed. I will be contacting everyone via school status later today or tomorrow with additional information. -Coach Fisher firstname.lastname@example.org
WCC is closing due to COVID-19 beginning Monday, March 16. These are AMI days for the week. All packets will be due on the first day back at school. There will be an email later tonight addressing staff and faculty. Please use this time away from crowds to prevent any spread of the virus.
Child Development and Parenting students that received their Babysitting Basics Certification: Ryleigh Acosta; Abigail Birmingham; Skyler Blue; Logan Brown; Destiny Clark; Laura Coleman; Adrianna Davis; Landyn Doane; Nickie Foster; Alexis France; Alexis Grimes; Carson Hamilton; Catherine Hill; Crystal Munoz; Maira Pachecl; Pedro Perez; Mason Ring; Jordan Roberts; Katie Rose; Lexy Taylor; Jose Vazqauez; Abraham Vega; and Grant Walker Great job!!
The Governor stated in his press conference today that the CDC has recommended that schools remain open unless the COVID-19 has been diagnosed within your county. International research has shown that closing schools is not an effective means in keeping this virus contained. WCC will remain open until we receive word from ADH that gives us a directive to close.
White County Central School Special Education Department will be destroying special education records for students who exited the program prior to the 2014-2015 school year. Parents, Guardians, and students of the age of majority who would like to obtain personal records can do so by contacting: Angela Mitchell Special Education Department 3259 Hwy 157 Judsonia, AR 72081 501-729-4292 ext.12 Contact needs to be made before April 1, 2020.
"The Softball Tournament that was scheduled for tomorrow, March 14th has been postponed until further notice."
Kona Ice will be at school this afternoon, for grades K-4!
The ADH has officially closed schools in the following 4 counties in Arkansas: Jefferson, Pulaski, Saline, and Grant. Schools in all other counties remain open until given a directive to close from the state. We will keep you abreast of any information that we receive.
WCC is aware that some schools have closed due to COVID-19. We will release more information after Governor Hutchinson gives guidance during his 1:45 press conference today.
The high school library is having their Scholastic Book Fair this week. It WILL be open for PT conferences tomorrow evening as well. There is a selection for all ages and some great bargain buys! Make plans to come by!
HIGH FIVE AWARD! Awarded to Dean Stanley from Kenneth Quinn. Here is what Mr. Quinn has to say about Mr. Stanley: "I am passing on the High Five Award to Mr. Dean Stanley. In his time at WCC, he has been committed to helping out in any way he can. He is passionate about the work he does for the staff and students. I'm very lucky to get to work with him every day and learn from him on how to handle different situations. He is always looking for ways to make our day and anybody who's around him laugh. I am blessed to work alongside him!" Thank you Mr. Stanley for all you do for WCC!!
Baseball game starting at 5:00 tonight at home!
Reminder: Parent Teacher Conferences are tomorrow (3/12) 2:45-7:00. Students will be released at 2:30. Kona Ice will be here!
Elementary Parents...Kona Ice will be at school on Friday, March 13, for K-4th grade students. $3, $4, and $5 cups.
Reminder: Any 6th-11th grader who wants to try out for cheer needs to turn in paperwork by 8am Friday morning. Packets are available in all offices. 🐻 All tryout material will be opened in Google Drive around 8:15ish Friday morning. They need to work on the tryout material over the weekend. -Coach Fisher email@example.com
Kona Ice will be at the high school from 10am to 11am on Thursday, March 12.
Tomorrow’s basketball games for the pee wees versus Newport will include 4th girls/boys games too. Games begin at 4:00 and will be played in the following order: 5th girls 5th boys 4th girls 4th boys 6th girls 6th boys The 4th grade games will be much shorter with a running clock. The gate will open as soon as car rider pickup lines clear.
Softball games for tonight, March 9 have been cancelled.
Baseball games for Monday (3/9) and Tuesday (3/10) have been cancelled.
Cheerleading Reminder: Cheerleading paperwork and physicals are due back to Coach Fisher by this Friday at 8:00 am (March 13th). This is for any 6th-11th grader who is interested in cheering on the 2020-2021 WCC Cheerleading teams.
Peewees play at Bald Knob today. The 5th boys play at 4:00. Be aware that there will be games in both Bald Knob gyms. The bus for the pee wee boys leaves at 3:15 pm. The girls will leave around 4:10 pm. Good luck to our pee wee bears!
WCC Baseball Fans- The Baseball team keeps an account/app called GameChanger. You can get live updates through the app or online. This allows you to keep up with the game, pitch by pitch. If you or a family member would like to watch then go find White County Central Bears Varsity (Spring 2020) and hit follow team. Coach Anderson will get you added so that you can watch. First game is today at 11:30 in Greer’s Ferry! GO BEARS!
The softball game has been cancelled again. We apologize for the confusion. There is no softball game tonight.
The softball game is back on for tonight. Hope to see you there!!!
SOFTBALL GAME FOR TODAY, Friday, March 6, HAS BEEN cancelled. Maumelle Charter had a scheduling conflict and had to cancel today's game.
9th and 10th graders will continue to ACT Aspire Interim test tomorrow, Friday, March 6. There will be no 2nd breakfast for high school on Friday.
Softball game for tonight, Thursday, March 5 is cancelled.
Tomorrow ALL Juniors will be taking the ACT for their end of the year assessment. Please make sure your student is here tomorrow if at all possible. All Juniors need to be on time because they can not enter late! Make sure they get a good nights rest, eat a good breakfast, and encourage them to do their best!
4th Grade Parents...The 4th grade basketball games, scheduled for Thursday night at Augusta, have been canceled, due to the Sr. Boys being in the state tournament in Quitman.
Hello WCC Bear Nation! The District is aware of the risk of COVID-19 (Corona Virus) internationally. The District is working with the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) and the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to identify students and staff who may have traveled from the affected countries, district staff will collaborate with ADH if any such student or staff are identified. Unless students and staff are found to be at risk, recommendation by these agencies is that schools do not need to take any special precautions beyond the normal recommendations to prevent the spread of viruses in schools. To reduce the risk for getting and spreading viral respiratory infections, including the flu and the common cold, encourage them to take simple steps to help prevent COVID-19. These include: 1. Staying home when they are fevered. 2. Frequent hand washing with soap and water, or use of alcohol-based sanitizer. 3. Advising against touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 4. Cover one’s mouth when coughing or sneezing. 5. Urging all to get a flu shot. If you have specific questions or concerns, please contact the Principal or Superintendent. Thanks in advance!
Annie rehearsal for Tuesday, March 3rd is cancelled. If you were supposed to come that day, please come on Thursday March 5th. Those scheduled for Thursday already will still come.
Evan Jones is scheduled to be discharged home tomorrow. If you have a Journey to a new Heart shirt, please wear it tomorrow.
Jr High Baseball Parents- We will practice on Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 instead of Wednesday due to the Sr. Boys playing in state. If you need to get added to the Remind app for messages and updates, then text “@wccjr” to 81010. SR. HIGH BASEBALL PARENTS- To get added to the Remind app for Sr. High text “@wccbase” to 81010
SR Boys State Bound T-shirt Maroon short sleeved State themed front design Team Roster back design Sizes up to XL will be $12.00 XXL $14.00 XXXL $15.00 XXXXL $16.00 Email your order to Shaunna Barber. (firstname.lastname@example.org) No order forms will be sent out. Deadline is Mon, March 2 @ 9:00 am Payment should be made out to WCC PTO. Delivery will be day of our first game. Youth sizes are also available.
The Senior Basketball Bears will take on the England Lions tonight at 7:30 for the Regional championship in Pangburn!! We need all Bear fans to make the trek to Pangburn and support the hard work our student athletes have done up to their point in their season!!
Open Baseball practice from 7-8 tonight has been cancelled. Go support the Sr Boys Basketball at Pangburn tonight at 5:30!!
Kona ice will be here on Friday, Feb. 28, from 10am to 11am for high school (grades 9-12).
Open baseball practice that was scheduled for today (Wed 8-9pm) and tomorrow (Thurs 7-8pm) have been cancelled.
HIGH FIVE AWARD Awarded to Kenneth Quinn from Angie Quinn. Here is what Mrs. Quinn has to say about Mr. Quinn: "I am passing on the high five award to Kenneth Quinn. In his time here at WCC, he has been committed to helping out in any way he can. He is passionate about the work he does for the staff and students. He took over for Mrs. Carol this year with enthusiasm, learning everything he could to make sure everyone was taken care of. His door is always open for anyone who may need him. Kenneth is a caring person with good moral character, ready to step up to whatever challenges are sent his way. He is always looking for ways to make others laugh and smile. I am blessed to be able to work alongside him. Thank you for all you do Kenneth!" We appreciate you Mr. Quinn!
Spring Sports picture day is March 4! The coaches have been given order forms for the students. These pictures include baseball, softball, pee wee basketball and pee wee cheer. All orders will need to be given to the photographer on picture day or you can order online at mylifetouch.com using code EVTCD8WD7
Youth Baseball Parents: This is for WCC 4th-6th graders who will be or already 11 years old by May 1. Coach Anderson is wanting to see if there is enough interested in putting an 11U baseball team together. If you are interested, there will be a meeting in the WCC High School Commons at 5:30 on Wednesday the Feb. 26th. I have already contacted Searcy Baseball, and they said we could put a team in the league. We might also do some travel ball on the weekends. If you won’t be able to attend the meeting or if you have questions, you can email me at email@example.com
Bus 12, Mr. Jones, is running about 10-15 min late.
It's time for Cheerleading tryouts for any 6th-11th grader who is interested in cheer. Both Jr. high and Sr. high will also have competitive teams for the 2020-2021 school year. Packets are now available in the elementary, middle school offices (6th-8th graders) and the high school office (9th-11th graders). Coach Fisher will be offering an open gym in the Cub House on Wednesdays for anyone who would like to work on skills and techniques from 3:30-4:45. Tryout clinic is March 16th-19th and tryouts are March 20th. Please email Coach Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dana Casteel at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Unity Health is offering a program for rising 11th-12th graders who are interested in the medical field. This CAMP will be held Monday, June 15-Friday, June 19, 2020 from 8-4 each day at the White County Medical Center in Searcy. This CAMP is free to all students. Deadline for applying is Friday, April 3, 2020. If you are interested, please see Mrs, Hill for an application and eligibility criteria.
High school PTO meeting is in the high school office today at 3:30pm.
WCC High School PTO still has carnations for sale for a dollar. Anyone is welcome to come to the high school office to buy one or more. The last day to sell them is Thursday Feb. 13.
Don’t forget WCC HS (9-12) will have their Muffins with Mom tomorrow morning, Thursday, Feb. 13 from 8am to 8:30 am in the high school commons.
Reminder that HS PTO will be selling carnations for a dollar in the high school office today and tomorrow. We will not be delivering. You have to come to the office to purchase them.
Little Dribblers need to meet in the multi gym no later than 5pm tonight.
Mrs. Bontempo's 5th graders enjoyed participating in a "Word Market" last Thursday! This event was inspired by the newest class book, The Phantom Tollbooth, in which the main character encounters a word market himself. During this hands-on learning day, students created words from letter tiles, created sentences from word cards, looked up key vocabulary words found in the class book, scrambled the letters of the book title to create new words, and quizzed teammates over previously learned vocabulary words. What would a word market be without a few treats? 5th graders enjoyed some conversation hearts and alpha-cookies!
NOTICE OF CORRECTION FOR LITTLE DRIBBLERS: The Little Dribbler Practice will be TONIGHT (February 10, 2020 from 5:30 - 6:30 in the Main Gym
Sr Night is tomorrow night (Tuesday). The admission gate will open At 4:45 pm
IMPORTANT INFO for SR NiGHT: - The SR ceremony will be at 5:15 pm. - Little Dribblers will perform after the ceremony. - The 1st game will start after Little Dribbler at approximately 5:30 pm. Please come celebrate our Senior athletes and support the Bears!
Procrastination is nobody’s friend. Check the YEARBOOK off your list today and you’ll be golden, ahead-of-the-game, a super hero, etc., etc. https://www.jostens.com/apps/jcom/router.mvc?affiliateId=1002415
Friday’s boys games with Earle have been canceled.
Black out night against Des Arc will resume tonight. WCC students can get in free if they wear a black WCC shirt of any kind. Parents and fans are also encouraged to wear black to show our unity and support for the Bears.
The Math & Literacy Night which was scheduled for this evening has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled for a later date. We will share that information soon.
Enrollment for college classes next fall will begin on March 9th. These classes are offered through ATU online. Enrollment for college classes is open to any 9th-12th grade student that meets the criteria. Deadline to register is May 1st. If you interested, please contact Mrs. Hill or Dr. Underwood.
Parents, During this flu/sickness season, WCC continues to diligently monitor the number of our students that are out. Thanks to our fantastic custodial crew, we have been able to completely disinfect the elementary campus and have plans to continue to all buildings and buses. We currently have an absentee rate of 16% district wide which is much lower than the % the state recommends for shutting down the school. Please keep children with fever and/or vomiting home until they are better for 24 hours. Thank you!
Don't forget the K-8 Math and Literacy Night tomorrow night. 5:30-7:30. The event will start in the Elementary Cafeteria at 5:30. There will be BINGO and door prizes! We hope to see you there!
There will be no JR high baseball practice today. It has been cancelled.
T-shirt orders for the “Journey to a new heart” shirts to benefit Evan Jones family are due tomorrow. Please help us show our support for his family during this difficult time.
On Monday, Feb. 3, the WCC FBLA Chapter attended the FBLA Spring District Conference at UCA, Conway. Members attending include Nathaniel Loftis, Jared Yancey, Abraham Vega, Elaina Jones, Faith Williams, Mrs King, and Mrs Kimbriel (not pictured). Elaina Jones placed first in Intro to Business Communications and Faith Williams place 6th in Intro to FBLA. The girls are now eligible to compete at the State FBLA Conference in April. The events are described below: Intro to Business Communications - This event provides recognition for FBLA members who demonstrate an understanding of basic communication skills and concepts. Intro to FBLA - This event provides recognition for FBLA members who are interested in learning about the background of and current information of FBLA-PBL.
Correction! Progress reports will go out this coming Friday, Feb. 7. Have a great weekend!!
Reminder that we are selling the “journey to a new heart” shirts to benefit Evan Jones family. Forms and money are due by February 5. Cash is preferred. If you need to write a check, please make it out to Leighan Johnson. All offices have forms available.
The game on Thursday against Des Arc has been cancelled. It is rescheduled for Feb 6. ONLY the Sr teams will play on this day and it will start at 6 pm.
WCC BETA BLOOD DRIVE is going on NOW...we are 10 away from meeting our goal, please HELP!!! We will be here until 2:30, we have open spots now, come on in!!!
BLACK OUT against Des Arc Thursday night. All WCC students who wear a black shirt can get in free for the ballgame. All fans are encouraged to wear black to show our unity and Bear Pride! The games start at 5:00. Go Bears!
With the particularly foggy weather we have been having, we would like to give a reminder to be aware of the children at our bus stops. Please keep your speed to a minimum as you pass through our bus stop areas and remember to follow all bus rules. This is good, safe practice in all kinds of weather. We appreciate your efforts in keeping our children safe.
HIGH FIVE AWARD! Awarded to Angie Quinn from Sam Farris. Here is what Mr. Farris has to say about Mrs. Quinn: "I am giving a high five to Angie Quinn. I absolutely don’t know what I would have done without her this year. She has demonstrated such immense devotion and unwavering effort in all her tasks, including keeping me in line. I appreciate all her hard work, her patience, and her kindness. I watch students come in and out of this office and Angie’s soft and peaceful demeanor provides such a blessing to these kids. You cannot help but leave a conversation with Angie with a smile. Angie deserves a high five for all that she does and I proudly pass this on to her!!" We appreciate you Angie!
Tonight’s ballgame against Conway Christian has been cancelled. It has been rescheduled for Monday, February 3.
Tonight’s ballgame against Conway Christian has been cancelled. It is rescheduled for Monday, February 3.
REMINDER: LITTLE DRIBBLER PRACTICE TONIGHT (5:30 - 6:15)!!!!
Pee Wee Cheer will practice after school on Tuesday, Jan. 28th in the Cub House. Please send practice clothes and tennis shoes to practice in. Pick up is at 5:00.
We are selling "Journey to a New Heart" shirts to benefit Evan Jones' family. All offices have forms available. Cash is preferred. Shirt are $10 and will be on athletic gray with Black and red ink. The date on the shirt is the date Evan Jones received his heart transplant. Evan is a 7th grade student here at WCC.
The one act plays are Friday, Jan. 31st. We apologize for the confusion.
Don’t forget Kona Ice will be at the high school form 10am to 11am , Friday, Jan. 24. They will have Kona Kocoa also!!
There will be no junior or senior high cheerleading practice today after school. (Wednesday, Jan. 22)
There will be NO Softball, Jr. High Baseball, or Open Varsity Baseball practice this afternoon for the possibility of winter weather. (January 22).
MIDDLE SCHOOL Kona Ice will be on Friday, January 24th instead of Thursday due to impending weather. Thanks!
A fiber optic line was cut and our phone lines are down until about 9:00.
Just a reminder that there are NO Little Dribblers practice tonight!
HIGH FIVE AWARD Awarded to Sam Farris from Tammy Parish. Here is what Mrs. Parish has to say about Mr. Farris: "I am passing the High Five Award to Mr. Sam Farris. The five words inscripted on the hand are Character, Connection, Challenge, Commitment, and Compassion. On a daily basis, Sam Farris carries out to a high degree, the definition of each word. Great principals exhibit all 5 of these words. Although this is his first year as Principal, Sam Farris is GREAT! I have been impressed with his calm demeanor, high moral standards, and his ability to build relationships among colleagues. I can only imagine how busy this first year has been for him but he has always made time to listen when I needed to be heard. He has an enormous amount of compassion and because he leads by example he continually challenges me to be a better person today than I was yesterday. I have witnessed him do the same with our students at WCC. I consider him more than a principal but also a friend. I have enjoyed watching our girls grow together in basketball, friendship, and other aspects of life. I am very grateful for the love, support, and encouragement he has shown me. Thank you Sam Farris for being GREAT in every walk of life. I proudly pass the High Five Award to Mr. Sam Farris!!" Congratulations Mr. Farris!
Bus 9 is running 15 min late. We apologize for inconvenience. Mr. Shayne Wallis is the driver.
This is just a reminder that White County Central does have school on Monday, January 20, 2020. Have a great weekend!
Grant Walker is our featured 'Class of 2020' WCC senior. This is Grant's third year at WCC. Once Grant graduates he plans to go to college and also play college baseball. The most important thing that Grant has learned while in high school is leadership skills The advice Grant gives to students in school is to do your work and homework because it really helps. Grant's favorite class is Mr. Clouse's math classes. Grant's favorite food and drink is steak and water and when he is learning at school he likes working in groups because it helps him feel connected. Grant's favorite book is 'Tears of a Tiger' by Sharon Draper. Congratulations Grant!!!
White County Central High School PTO will meet today, Wednesday- Jan. 15, at 3:30pm in the high school commons. Any one is welcome to attend. Hope to see you there!!
Bus 14, Mr. Robert Mobley’s bus, is running about 15 minutes late this morning, Tuesday, Jan. 14,2020.
Weston Sherwood is our featured 'Class of 2020' WCC senior. This is Weston's 11th year at WCC. Once Weston graduates he plans to go to college. The most important thing that Weston has learned while in high school is "to be present'. The advice Weston gives to students in school is to 'listen'. Weston's favorite class is basketball. Weston's favorite food and drink is pizza and water. When Weston is learning at school he likes learning through 'hands on' activities. His favorite book is 'Bewoulf'. Congratulations Weston!!!
HIGH FIVE AWARD! Awarded to Tammy Parish from Gary Hoover. Here is what Gary has to say about Tammy: "I'm passing this aware to Coach Parish. She is a great example of what it represents. Coach Parish befriended me very early on, offering her help and encouragement, and always has the time to lend me an ear. The "not my job" attitude does not apply to her. From taking a heavy trash bag across the parking lot to cleaning up after a sick student, she seldom needs assistance. The love and dedication she has for her students and ball team is obvious and the reason she is one of their favorites. Like myself, she will probably say she does not deserve this award by we all know better. Thank you Coach Parish for all you do for our school and the students!" Congratulations Coach Parish!
“7-12th baseball There will be no open practice tonight (Jan. 10) due to bad weather. There will be open practice (optional) on Sunday Jan. 12 in the Multi from 7-8PM”
Drew Boere is our featured 'Class of 2020' WCC senior. This is Drew's 13th year at WCC. Once Drew graduates he plans to go out in the workforce and get a job.. The most important thing that Drew has learned while in high school is there is a time and place to joke around. The advice Drew gives to students in school is to stay in school and make good choices..Drew's favorite food and drink is hot wings and chocolate milk. When Drew is learning at school he likes to have something to see and hear while he is learning.. Congratulations Drew!!!!!
7th grade Jamboree at Lonoke on January 11 has been cancelled.
WCC 2020 Yearbooks are still on sale! Be sure and get one because the journey is worth remembering! Go to http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A00382000 and order today! #raisethebar
JD Landis is our featured 'Class of 2020' WCC senior. This is JD's 12th year at WCC. Once JD graduates he plans to go to a trade school for welding. The most important thing that JD has learned while in high school is 'respect'. The advice JD gives to students in school is to do your own thing. JD's favorite class is history class because he finds the class interesting. JD's favorite food and drink is wings and orange juice. When JD is learning at school he likes learning through tactile activities because he gets to physically work. JD's favorite book is 'Unbrokenr' by Laura Hillenbrand. Congratulations JD!!!
REMINDER: LITTLE DRIBBLERS Practice TONIGHT (January 7th) from 5:00p - 6:00p (PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE!!!) Performance THURSDAY NIGHT! K-1 need to be in the multi-purpose building at 5:30p and 2-4 need to be in their seating area by 6:15p
Play practice after school today (January 7) for "Here Be Dragons" one act play has been cancelled.
HIGH FIVE AWARD Awarded to Gary Hoover from Robert Mobely.. Here is what Robert has to say about Gary: "I would like to pass the High Five Award to Gary Hoover. For the short time Gary has been with us, he has proven himself a loyal member of our team. He is never hesitant to help anyone that asks. He takes on more roles than are assigned to him and is always pleasant when asked to help out. He has taken a leadership role with the other janitorial staff and has their complete confidence in his decision making abilities. This aware is just a small token of our appreciation for a job well done!" Congratulations Gary! We appreciate you!
We hope you had a great break. Just a reminder that Students return Tuesday, Jan 7th. We can’t wait to see them!
K-4 students: Tomorrow is pajama day and Christmas parties!!
Destiny Watkins is our featured 'Class of 2020' WCC senior. This is Destiny's 13th year at WCC. Once Destiny graduates she plans to go to UAACB to become a RN. The most important thing that Destiny has learned while in high school is to 'Be you -. don't worry about what others think.' The advice Destiny gives to students in school is to study and do your work. Destiny's favorite class is Mr. Clouse's math classes and her favorite food and drink is Mexican food and sweet tea. Destiny learns best by 'doing' whatever needs to be learned. Destiny's favorite book is 'Hatchet' by Gary Paulsen. Congratulations Destiny!!
The 5th-6th grade GIRLS basketball party is Thursday after school from 3:30-5:00pm. Girls will be playing White Elephant/Dirty Santa. If a student wants to participate in the game, then bring a gift with a $10-$15 limit. The girls signed up last week on what food/drink to bring. Please pick up your child by 5:00 at the multi-purpose gym.
Little Dribblers will perform tonight! K-1 need to meet in the multi-purpose building at 6:00 and 2-4 need to meet in the reserved spot in gym at 6:30. Feel free to wear Christmas attire along with your Little Dribblers shirt!
Congratulations to Robert Mobley! The High Five Award was given Robert Mobley from Steve Feather. Here is what Steve has to say about Robert: "I am passing the high five award to Mr. Robert. He is always quick to address any maintenance issue that arises no matte how large or small with a positive attitude. I have never heard him complain about fixing anything. Furthermore, he always makes time to interact with the students and staff along the way. Whether it be a quick wave or a conversation, Mr. Robert always strives to put a smile on the face of anyone who is fortunate enough to cross his path. It is a pleasure to work with Robert. Everything that you do is great appreciated!" Congratulations Robert!!
Bus 4, Mr. Clouse’s bus may be late this morning picking up your child. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Glow shirts were passed out to the students today.
Thank you to Jr High FBLA and all those who participated in the 7/8 student dance. We raised $400 for the Make A Wish Foundation.
Congratulations to Mr. Steve Feather (Physical Therapist)! He is the recipient of the High Five Award. Mrs. Raven Slane presented him with the award! Here is what Mrs. Slane had to say about Mr. Steve, "I am passing the high five award to Mr. Steve. I have NEVER seen him without a smile on his face. He is always so friendly to the staff as well as the students. The students are always thrilled to be able to "play" with Mr. Steve. He is making a difference daily in the lives of our students and I am very grateful that our students have the opportunity to be in his presence. He is also very and flexible understandable when it comes to assemblies, recess, etc. Most of all, he always laughs at my jokes and for that I am forever grateful! HA! We appreciate all that you do!" Thank you Mr. Steve for all you do for our students.
"Annie" packets and audition forms are now available for students in grades 2-12. Those interested in auditioning need to return forms by Friday, December 13th. Auditions are next week. Contact Ms. Banta if you have any questions or need more information.
As many of you know, one of our students is in Arkansas Children's Hospital awaiting a heart transplant. We will be selling these bracelets during lunch, in the building offices, and at the home ballgames, until we sell them all! Bracelets are $5 and ALL proceeds go to the family. #HeartbeatsforEvan
Darci Ferren is our featured 'Class of 2020' WCC senior. Darci has been at WCC for 10 years. Once Darci graduates she plans to go to college. The most important thing that Darci has learned while in high school is that teachers are truly your best friends. The advice Darci gives to students in school is that school isn't as hard as it seems - just do your work, turn it in on time and never procrastinate. Darci's favorite class is any class that is conducted in shop class. Darci's favorite food and drink is steak and sweet tea. Darci's favorite way of learning is by doing anything that is 'hands on'. Congratulations Darci!
Little Dribblers’ information LITTLE DRIBBLER PRACTICE THIS WEEK : Monday (December 9th) - 5:30p - 6:30p Thursday (December 12th) - 5:00p - 6:00p
Crystal Munoz is our featured 'Class of 2020' WCC senior. Crystal has been at WCC for 13 years. Once Crystal graduates she plans to go to college majoring in business. The most important thing that Crystal has learned while in high school is that it is okay to be different. The advice Crystal gives to students in school is to stay focused. Crystal's favorite class is Mr. Clouse's math classes because the way he teaches really helps her in math. Crystal's favorite way of learning is visually and her favorite food and drink is tacos and water. Crystal's favorite book is 'Into the Wild' by Jon Krakaver.
WCC’s new attendance policy for all grades effective Jan. 7, 2020. This new policy was approved by the school board in November’s school board meeting. This letter has to be signed and brought back to your child’s school’s office by Dec. 16, 2019. Copies of this letter has been given to all students. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your child’s principal: Mrs. Sturdivant firstname.lastname@example.org Mr. Farris email@example.com; Dr. Underwood firstname.lastname@example.org
The 7/8th grade dance sponsored by Jr FBLA is in the auditorium tonight from 6:30-8:30 pm. Cost to enter is $3. There will be concession. All proceeds go to Make a Wish Foundation. Students must be signed in and out by parent/guardians. Hope you can make it!
For the White County Invitational @ Bradford, the Sr girls play at 6:30 Thursday and the Sr boys play at 7:45. Both teams will play the winner of Bradford and Riverview.
Today is the last day to buy a ‘Let’s Glow Bears’ t shirt for the home game on Dec. 13. Come by the high school to order yours for $7!
Reminder: K-1 Little Dribbles need to meet in the multi at 6:00 and will perform immediately after the Jr. High game! 2-4 Little Dribblers need to meet in our reserved section at 6:30 and will perform during half time of the Sr. Girls game!
Update on tonight’s games: Jr Girls v Nemo Vista Sr Girls v Palestine Wheatley Sr Boys v Nemo Vista
White County Central School District will be closed from Monday, Nov. 25 - Friday, Nov. 29. School will resume on Dec. 2. Have a Beary Happy Thanksgiving!!!
High Five for Mrs. Raven Slane! Mrs. Slane was awarded the High Five Award by Mrs. Brandi Hardcastle. Here is what Mrs. Hardcastle has to say about Mrs. Slane: "I am passing the High Five award to Raven. Raven has such a positive attitude. She is always working so hard to make sure her students are all learning. She collaborates with other teachers to implement new ideas. Raven takes the time to build positive relationships with her students. She will step in and help others whenever there is a need. Although Raven has only been teaching two years, she demonstrates the knowledge of a seasoned teacher. She is kind, loving, and funny. You can't help but be happy when you are around her." Congratulations Mrs. Slane!
Harmony McKinney and Dimitria Purcell we’re nominated by WCC High School to attend the Arkansas Governor’s school. Now they need to apply and get accepted. Good luck and congratulations!! The Arkansas Governor’s School is a four-week summer residential program for upcoming high school seniors who are residents of the state of Arkansas. The program is funded by the Arkansas State Legislature as a portion of the biennial appropriation for Gifted and Talented Programs through the State Department of Education. State funds provide tuition, room, board, and instructional materials for each student who attends the four-week program on the site of a residential college campus, sponsored by the State. The Arkansas Governor’s School is a non-credit program that seeks to create a unique experience for a select group of Arkansas’ best students—the potential leaders of the 21st century. Both inside and outside the classrooms, AGS provides highly motivated, creative students with an intellectual atmosphere impossible to sustain in ordinary academic settings. The excitement of intellectual and artistic pursuits and the expectation of significant conceptual gains permeate all aspects of the participants’ lives for the full four weeks.
Don’t forget spirit ribbons will be for sale for a dollar today! Go Bears!!
Reminder: 9,10,11th graders are MAP testing tomorrow, Friday, Nov.22 starting at 7:55am. Kona Ice will be at the high school at 1:45pm tomorrow also.
REMINDER- DESSERT SILENT AUCTION- We will be having a dessert silent auction tomorrow night (FRIDAY) at our home basketball games! They will be set up for bidding in the room between the court and lobby on the home side. Bids will close after halftime of Sr Boys game. Cash is preferred over checks. Get your THANKSGIVING dessert!
What is that smell you ask? Mr. Greg is at it again, he is firing up the smoker and going to smoke some meat for the ball games tonight and tomorrow. The BEARS CAFE, will have a November Special, BBQ Nachos and Pulled Pork sandwiches. Come out and watch your WCC BEARS beat those Mustangs and have a wonderful meal! #GOBEARS #BeattheMustangs
Jr Boys play at 6:00 tonight in the Quitman Jr High Tournament.
Reminder: 9, 10 and 11th grades will be MAP testing Friday, Nov. 22. Kona Ice will be at the high school at 1:45pm on Friday also!!
Tanner Rickett is our featured 'Class of 2020' WCC senior. Tanner has been at WCC his entire school life! Once Tanner graduates he plans to become a mechanical engineer. The most important thing that Tanner has learned while in high school is to try your best and be your best. The advice Tanner gives to students still in school is to do your best in school and you won't have to stay in school longer. Tanner's favorite food and drink is steak and Dr. Pepper.. Tanner's favorite class is Mr. Clouse's math because it is easy and Mr. Clouse is a good teacher. Tanner's favorite way of learning is by doing 'hands on' activities because he loses focus easily. Tanner's favorite book is a biography of Marlyn Monroe by Donald Spoto.
SILENT DESSERT AUCTION - We will be having a silent dessert auction at the home basketball games on Friday night. Items will be sold by halftime of the Sr. Boys game. Get a dessert for your Thanksgiving break! 😀
Tomorrow’s game @ Bald Knob will be both Jr Teams and both Sr High teams. There will be NO 7th grade boys game as was on the schedule originally.
Taryn Blanton is our featured 'Class of 2020' WCC senior. Taryn has been at WCC for 6 years. Once Taryn graduates she plans to go to college and become a physician's assistant and work at Children's hospital. The most important thing that Taryn has learned while in high school is to study for tests and that the teachers want you to succeed. The advice Taryn gives to students in school is to do your best in school and don't procrastinate. Taryn's favorite food and drink is chick fil A and Dr. Pepper.. Taryn's favorite class is Mrs. Terry's yoga class because she learned a lot and didn't have homework. Taryn's favorite way of learning is by doing 'hands on' activities because she loses focus easily. Taryn's favorite book is 'Glass' by Ellen Hopkins.
Special yearbook sale! Order your yearbook online and receive 20 FREE Christmas photo cards! Yearbooks are only $40! Don't miss this opportunity! Order at www.jostens.com/holidayspecial now!
Bus 5, Mrs. Altom’s bus, is continuing her bus route now. (7:55am)
Bus 5, Mrs. Altom’s bus, will be running late this morning picking up her students.
Congratulations to Mrs. Brandi Hardcastle! She is the recipient of the High Five Award. Mrs. Melissa Melton presented the award to her. This is what Mrs. Melton had to say about Mrs. Hardcastle. "I am passing the High Five Award to Brandi Hardcastle. This is our thirteenth year working together. I started out working as a paraprofessional in her kindergarten classroom, to working beside her as a teacher and now she is my literacy facilitator. I have learned a lot from her and her friendliness always makes it easy to work and collaborate with. Brandi Hardcastle is continually seeking knowledge in education in order to help the students and faculty at WCC. I am very grateful for the love, support and dedication she has shown me and WCC throughout the years." Congratulations Mrs. Hardcastle!
Don’t forget bingo in the High school commons from 4-7pm tomorrow, Saturday, 11/16. Hope to see you there!!
James Stinnett is our featured 'Class of 2020' WCC senior. James has been at WCC for 3 years. Once James graduates he wants to go to college to learn more about automotive technology.The most important thing that James has learned while in high school is to be a productive citizen. The advice James gives to students in school is to stay in school. James' favorite food and drink is salisbury steak and water. James' favorite class is plant science because agriculture is interesting. James likes to learn on his own because it shows that he knows how to solve problems on his own. James' favorite book is 'To Kill A Mockingbird' by Harper Lee.
The Arkansas School Recognition Program financially awarded White County Central High School for being in the top 6-10% of all Arkansas schools because WCC experienced high student academic growth that includes graduation rate!! WCC High School was awarded $16,100!!! This growth was determined using the ACT Aspire test that was taken in April 2019. Great job teachers and students!!
Don't forget tonight is your only chance to see our one act "Oz" by Don Zolidis. Admission is $1 per person at the door. Come support our kids as they prepare to take the show to competition. 7pm
Tonight’s first game at SS Bee Branch will start at 5:30 pm instead of 5:00.
Tomorrow is the deadline for WCC high school students to sign up to take a college class starting January. Please contact Mrs. Hill or Dr. Underwood if you are interested.
Abraham Vega is our featured 'Class of 2020' WCC senior. Abraham has been at WCC for 5 years. Once Abraham graduates he plans to attend ASU Beebe..The most important thing that Abraham has learned while in high school is to always make new friends. The advice Abraham gives to students in school is to never give up. Abraham's favorite food and drink is nachos and lemonade. Abraham's favorite class is math because you are always learning new things. Abraham's favorite way of learning is by doing 'hands on' activities. Abraham's favorite book is 'Skyjacked' by Paul Griffin.
Important Little Dribbler Info: K-4 participants need to meet in the multi purpose building @ 6:30 pm. Coaches will be there to walk them into the gym. Parents can release their children and then enter in the front gate.
The Veteran’s Day Program will be held Tuesday, November 12th at 6:30 PM in the WCC auditorium. We hope the community will join us as we celebrate our Veterans!
Congratulations to Mrs. Melissa Melton!! Mrs. Maegan Johnston has awarded the High Five Award to Mrs. Melton. Here is what Mrs. Johnston had to say about Mrs. Melton: " I am passing the High Five Award to Melissa Melton. We have been on the 1st grade team together for 8 years. She is so easy to work with and is always very encouraging towards me. Mrs. Melton is always looking for ways to better herself as a teacher so she can reach all of her students. This last week, Mrs. Melton saw a need in her classroom and jumped right in to make changes to make sure her students were getting what they needed. I am thankful we have teachers like Mrs. Melton who care about the whole student." Thank you Mrs. Melton for your commitment to WCC students!
Attention 4th-6th grade soccer parents: The Searcy fields are closed so we will reschedule tonight's game for next Saturday (11/16) at 2:00. The fields should be dry - and warmer - by then. --Coach Wagner
These WCC students are part of the Upward Bound Program offered by Harding University. Front row: Joanna Perez, Leslie Suarez Back row: Crystal Munoz, Maira Pacheco, Marlin Avila and Jazzmine Carroll. Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. These girls are thinking about their future and we are so proud of them!!
ATU Concurrent registration is now open for the spring semester. If your student is interested in taking college classes next semester, please contact Mrs. Hill or Dr. Underwood for enrollment. Deadline to sign up is November 13th. This is a great opportunity!!
ONE NIGHT ONLY! Join us as we present our theatre troupe one act competition piece for this year - "Oz" by Don Zolidis (Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.) Thursday, November 14th at 7pm WCC Auditorium Cost - $1 students and adults
Elementary and Middle School One Acts Information has been given to Elementary grades 2-4 and Middle School students about auditions for one act plays. If you need any further information please contact Ms. Ruth Banta at the high school. email@example.com
WCC vs ESTEM is tomorrow, Nov 8. SR Girls game starts @ 6 pm. Sr Boys will start @ approx. 7:15 pm. The location for the game is at the Arkansas School for the Deaf on 2400 W Markham in Little Rock. Hope you can make it to support our Sr Bear teams!
Little Dribbler Practice for Thursday (11-07-19): ALL Little Dribblers will need to be signed in at the main gym by 5:30. Once they are all signed in we will divide up into age groups. Kindergarten will go with Mrs. Altom to the Cub House; 1st Grade will go with Mrs. Pate to the Multi-Purpose building and the remaining groups will stay with Mr. Altom in the main gym. The last 10-15 minutes of practice we will bring them all back together to do the performance together. Monday's performance will be done as a WHOLE group. Parents DO NOT have to stay for practice. You may sign-in your child(ren) and then leave if you want too. We are also asking that parents DO NOT go to the cub house or the multi due to limited seating. Please make sure your child has clean tennis shoes to wear while on the gym floor. If you have any questions please feel free to text Mrs. Altom at (501)230-6747 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Calling all Veteran's...please be our special guest at our annual Veteran's Breakfast, Parade, and Program. On Tuesday, November 12th we will serve breakfast at 8:15 in the Elementary cafeteria. At 9:00 we will host a parade so our students can celebrate you! We then invite you to be our special guest at a closed performance of our evening's Veteran Program. The evening performance will be at the WCC Auditorium at 6:30. We look forward to recognizing you and spending time with you.
Little Dribbler Practice TONIGHT from 5:30 - 6:30. Parents MAY stay at practice. If this becomes a problem then we will change it before next practice. There WILL be a SIGN-IN/SIGN-OUT sheet regardless if the parents are staying or not. PLEASE remember that the players must have clean tennis shoes to be on the gym floor. If they do not then they will have to practice/perform in their socks.
High Five for Mrs. Maegan Johnston. Mrs Murdock awarded Mrs. Johnston with the High Five Award. Here is what Mrs. Murdock had to say about Mrs. Johnston: "I’m proudly passing the high five award to Maegan Johnston. We may teach different grade levels, but Maegan is always open to collaboration and offers suggestions for ways to challenge students academically, while still creating an engaging classroom environment. Although I’m new at WCC this year, Maegan has treated me like part of the family from the beginning. I’m thankful for Maegan’s positive attitude and willingness to support all of the students at WCC and not just the students in her classroom!" Congratulations Mrs. Johnston!
Nov. 5 Basketball game @ Mt Vernon will start at 4:30. Seventh grade boys will play first then Jr Girls followed by both Sr High teams. Hope you make it out to support the Bears!
The 4th-6th Soccer game has been rescheduled to Monday, November 4th at 5:00-6:00. The game will still be at the Searcy soccer fields.
Just a reminder that K-4 Little Dribblers have practice Monday, November 4 from 5:30 - 6:30 in the Main Gym
Message from Cpach Wagner: "I have just been informed that Searcy has closed their soccer fields today. Unfortunately, this means we will have to cancel tonight's game. I know your students were just as excited as I was to have you all watch their first game. I am working on rescheduling the game as soon as possible. I will let everyone know once I have a date and time."
These students had no tardies the first 9 weeks. This is so marvelous!! Great job kids!!
If your child entered a pumpkin in the Pumpkin Decorating Contest and 1) they have not brought it home and 2) you want to keep it, please make sure it gets picked up by the end of the day today. Any pumpkins left after school today (11/1) will be disposed of. Thank you!
The White County Sheriff's Dept. administration area is going to be open to the public from 4:00pm- 6:00pm tonight for trick or treating. The Sheriff's Dept. has been decorated for the kids and there will be plenty of candy. Bring you kids out and get some candy and warm up!!
Bus 5, Mrs. Altom’s bus, is running about 10 min late this morning. Thursday, Oct. 31st.
Just a reminder that Halloween costumes are not allowed to be worn to school tomorrow. Thank you for your cooperation.
Congratulations to PTO Harvest Fest Car Rider Fast Pass winners: Danica O’Dell, Alison Davis, & Lindsay Reynolds!!
We hope to see everyone at Harvest Fest tonight from 5:00-7:30. Lot of games, food, and fun! KONA ICE will be here as well!
Congratulations to Mrs. Lindsey Murdock! She was awarded the High Five Award from Mrs. Jill Sawrie. Here is what Mrs. Sawrie had to say about Mrs. Murdock: "Lindsey is new to WCC this year, but she has worked very hard to create an exciting learning environment for her students. She makes learning fun! She has gone the extra mile to include all students in learning. She has taken her plan time to collaborate with me and to help me by sharing materials and helping me with our new grading program. She is always willing to try new things! I'm so thankful that I have gotten the chance to get to know her this year! She is a great teacher, and coworker." Congratulations Mrs. Murdock!
Don’t forget Harvest fest tonight from 5-7:30pm!!
Don't forget to order your yearbook! They are $40! Memories are being made! Make sure you remember them with the 2019/2020 yearbook! Order online at https://jostensyearbooks.com?REF=A00382000
Due to Harvest Fest, Tuesday night at 5:00, Tuesday’s soccer practice will be cancelled, so the kids can participate in the fun and games.
Due to the incoming weather, the WCC Co-Ed Adult softball tournament has been cancelled for this Saturday, Oct. 26.. We will try to reschedule it in the spring. -Coach Anderson & Coach Altom”
Tomorrow’s, Friday, Oct 25, home basketball games will start at 4:30pm. Hope to see you there!!
Congratulation to Mrs. Jill Sawrie! The High Five award was presented to Jill Sawrie from Shanna Fisher. Here is what Ms. Fisher has to say about Mrs. Sawrie, "'Mrs. Jill Sawrie cares for the students at WCC. She works hard to find alternate paths for success for those who have different learning styles both in academics and independent skills. She wants the best for her students and rejoices with them in their successes. She has a big heart and exemplifies the love of Jesus to others. We are blessed at WCC to have Mrs. Jill!" Thank you for all you do for our students!!
Tomorrow’s games versus Bradford will begin at 4:30 pm. Doors will open at 4:00. This is a change from the original schedule. Hope to see you there!
Attention parents of car riders: Beginning Thursday (10/24) the gate to the car rider parking lot will remained locked until 2:30. Please adjust your arrival time accordingly
You can still order online for Thursday's paint party! Go to https://www.whippoorwillcharm.com/event-details/white-county-central-school-fundraiser and order your doorhanger now!
Kona Ice will be at the high school Friday, Oct. 18 from 10am to 10:45am for high school students!
Parents, we were made aware today of a threat by a student to other students at the high school. Dr. Underwood and Officer Reeves were able to respond very quickly to the threat and appropriate actions have been taken.
Due to the possibility of thunderstorms this afternoon, 4th-6th soccer practice is cancelled today.
Seniors! If you are purchasing yearbook grad ad, don’t forget that your deposit of $50 is due this Friday,October 18. The remaining balance, pictures, and messages are due by November 1st.
Soccer practice for today (Monday 10/14) has been cancelled. We apologize for the late notice.
Don’t forget! Support WCC StuCo Christmas 4 Kids door hanger paint party on October 24th. Deadline to turn in your order and payment is October 17th. You can also order online at https://www.whippoorwillcharm.com/event-details/white-county-central-school-fundraiser
High Five for Ms. Shanna Fisher!! Here is what Mrs. Sturdivant had to say about Ms. Fisher: "Ms. Fisher is passionate about the children of WCC and ensuring they all have a voice. She is extremely knowledgeable and willing to share her expertise. WCC is blessed to have such a caring and committed person to serve in her capacity! Thank you Ms. Fisher for all you do!"
Kona Ice will be at school tomorrow for grades K-4. $3, $4, and $5 cups available.
Due to the lack of registration forms turned in, we will have to cancel the Talent Show that was set for Friday. We will attempt again next semester to allow for students to have more time to prepare an act! Be on the lookout for information!
Due to utility problems, White County Central does not currently have the capability to receive incoming calls or to make outgoing calls.
Hello WCC Families!! We value your input. Please complete the survey found at the following link: https://bit.ly/2ozxbAi The information we receive from this survey helps us RAISE THE BAR at WCC! Thank you for your participation!
Homecoming is approaching on October 18th. This will also be our annual maroon/white game. We hope you can make it. Admission will be $4 for adults and $3 for students. There will also be a full concession.
Get your Season Pass for WCC Home basketball games! Adult Individual Pass = $40 Student Ind. Pass= $25 Family Pass= $150 (up to 6 family members) You can get yours in the Middle School office!
The GIRLS K-6th Bear Cubs Basketball Tournament will be on MONDAY, Oct. 7th beginning at 5:30 pm. Schedules were sent home today.
WCC's featured 'Class of 2020' senior is Jared Yancey. Jared has been at WCC for 13 years. Once he graduates he wants to go to college. The most important thing he has learned from high school is that life is expensive. The advice Jared gives to students that are still in school is to save up money now!. Jared's favorite drink and food is Diet Dr. Pepper and spaghetti or sushi.. His favorite class is banking and his favorite way to learn is 'any way' because he loves to learn! Jared's favorite book is 'The Disappearing Spoon' by Sam Kean.
There will be after school practices today for Jr. High All-Region Choir participants! Practice will last until 6:30 and dinner will be provided for your child.
The Christmas for Kids Doorhanger Fundraiser sponsored by Student Council is October 24th at 6:00 in the HS Commons. Order forms have been sent home and can also be picked up at any office. You can also order online at https://www.whippoorwillcharm.com/event-details/white-county-central-school-fundraiser
Today's featured WCC ‘Class of 2020’ Senior is Cary Foster. Cary has been at WCC for 12 years. Once she graduates she wants to go to college. The most important thing she has learned from high school is that you just need to be yourself. The advice Cary gives to students that are still in school is to believe in yourself. Cary's favorite drink and food is coke and pizza. Her favorite class is math and according to Cary it is because it is easy! Cary's favorite way to learn is when someone can show her how to do something.
Flu clinic is Oct 11 8:30-10:00. Forms have been sent out with students. JH/HS forms were offered not required to go home. Forms due Oct 8th. Community members may attend but please call the school so we can ensure enough vaccine. Flu Mist not available at this time.
Seniors if you are purchasing yearbook grad ad, don’t forget that your deposit of $50 is due by October 18. The remaining balance, pictures, and messages are due by November 1st.
Los estudiantes que se van a quedar para practicar de soccer los van a recoger en el multi-purpose en el estacionamiento del Gym.
Students who have soccer practice after school can be picked up at the multi-purpose building in the gym parking lot.
High Five for Mechelle McGlothlin! Mechelle was awarded the High Five Award by Leighan Johnson. Here is what Leighan had to say about Mechelle: "Mechelle is so helpful to everyone. She takes pride in her job as the custodian at WCC. She handles some of the messiest situations with grace and never complains. Not only has she stepped in to her position at school but she has also given of her time and services to help decorate for a baby shower and parent teacher conference. We are blessed to have her as a part of our team!" Thank you for all you do Mechelle!
Spirit days!! Oct. 14 - Oct. 18 for 7-12th grades!!! Monday neon/80's day Tuesday Cowboy/Cowgirl day Wednesday Squad day (dress alike) Thursday camo day Friday Spirit day (maroon and white)
Friday is the last day to get your yearbook for the cheapest price of the year! Price increases after Friday! Don't miss your chance for priceless MEMORIES! https://jostensyearbooks.com?REF=A00382000
Parents of 4th - 6th grade students: Soccer registration forms are due this week if you would like your child to play in the WCC Club Soccer.
Seniors and Parents/Guardians- Please join Mrs. Hill this Thursday, Sept. 26th at 5:30 in the commons for information regarding important things for your senior year! Each senior will receive a portfolio with information about the FAFSA, scholarships, ACT, etc. Please plan to attend!
WCC HIgh School has started a new reading initiative. All 9-12 grade students are required to have a book with them to read at all times during the school day - every day. When the students are done with their assignments they are required to read. Please encourage reading at home. The more you read the better you will get at it. There are tons of books in the library to choose from. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
Hive Five for Leighan Johnson!! The High Five award was presented to Nurse Leighan by Kelly Tucker. "Leighan is caring, sympathetic, and concerned about the physical, mental, and educational needs of all the students at WCC. She also takes great care of the faculty and staff. She goes above and beyond by checking up on us all, even after school hours. Nursing is her passion, and WCC is blessed to have her as part of the family." Congratulations Leighan! Thank you for ALL you do!!
First round of bingo is about to start!! Come on over!!!!
Don’t forget Bingo this evening from 4pm-7pm in the high school commons. 12 years and over $5 admission, ages 6-11 $3 admission. 5 and under free. Concession stand will be available.
White County Central Theatre Department Presents - "The Legend of Robin Hood...Sort Of" by Pat Cook Have you heard the legend of Robin Hood? Did you know Robin was really a klutz and that the only bow he used was for a violin? And naturally, you've heard about his band of merry women? No? Well, come join us for the festivities as Robin Hood falls in love with Maid Marian, battles against King John and the Sheriff of Nottingham, gets help from the Friar and Little John, and is tricked by a rhyming witch. Let's hope that King Richard makes it back before something bad happens. Join us October 3-4, 2019 Curtain is at 7:00 pm each night Adults: $3 Students: $2 Produced by special arrangement with Eldridge Publishing Company
Thank you to our car rider families for your patience and understanding at dismissal this afternoon. Our system had a malfunction and was unable to scan the tags. Parent Teacher Conferences are happening now until 7:00. You still have plenty of time to come visit with your child's teachers. We appreciate your support and participation.
Early release @ 2:30 tomorrow (9/19) for Parent Teacher Conferences. Conferences will be held from 2:45-7:00. Kona Ice will be on site from 3:15-7:00. Book Fair will be in the Elementary Library! We look forward to seeing you!
Kona Ice will be at the high school for grades 9-12 from 10am to 11am tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 19!!!
Vision and hearing screenings are tomorrow for grades K, 1st, 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th. If you child wears glasses, please be sure and send them to school tomorrow for screenings.
Don’t forget the high school PTO meeting today at 3:30 in the commons! Anyone is welcome!
On Thursday, Sept. 19, all students will be released at 2:30 and parent/teacher conferences will be from 2:45 to 7pm.
Seniors and senior parent/guardians! If you plan to purchase a recognition ad in the yearbook- your confirmation page is due by Friday! This tells us what size you want reserved for you. Your ad deposit of $50 is due by Oct. 18 and balance, pictures, notes etc is due by Dec. 1. After December 1, the ad prices go up IF there is room left, so be sure and get your memories in the book at the better price!
Jaidyn Koerdt, a WCC, 10th grader, participated in the Arkansas Basketball Invite Only Combine this past Saturday at AAO Complex in Fayetteville. The combine featured some of Arkansas’ top female players from 9-12th grade. Jaidyn was selected as an All Star at the end of the combine. Jaidyn is receiving recruiting interest from Texas State at the division 1 level and numerous division 2 schools. Not only is she a top athlete she is also one of the top students academically in her class. Great job Jaidyn!
Seniors and Parents/Guardians- Please join Mrs. Hill on Thursday, Sept. 26th at 5:30 in the commons for information regarding important things for your senior year! Each senior will receive a portfolio with information about the FAFSA, scholarships, ACT, etc. Please plan to attend!
High Five for Kelly Tucker!! "I'm passing the High Five Award to Kelly Tucker. Her everyday commitment to taking care of the students, faculty, and staff of WCC is unparalleled. She tirelessly makes sure that every student knows where they are supposed to be, how they are getting home, and that they are loved and cared for. She is the first person that most people meet when becoming a part of the WCC family and she always greets them with kindness and patience. She does the hardest job on campus and she does it excellently." Matt Jones Congratulations Kelly Tucker!
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WCC Homecoming Court! 7th grade Milla Quattlebaum, Hannah M. Davis 8th grade Makali Altom, Ava Parker 9th grade Jaci Beals, Cassidy Froud 10th grade Taegan Blake, Skyler Blue 11th grade Jadyan Watson, Anna Grace Powell 12th grade Amber Arnett, Taryn Blanton, Liz Ghent
Join Cub Scouting signup night is this Tuesday Sept. 10th at 6:30 pm, in the elementary cafeteria. All kiddos K-5th are welcome to sign up. If you have any questions feel free to email Heather at email@example.com
WCC High School PTO is having a meeting on Wednesday, Sept 18 at 3:30 in the high school commons. We would love to have parents of 9-12th grade students present along with anyone else that would like to attend. Hope to see you there!!!
Don't Miss This Year's Picture! White County Central Schools Picture Day: Thursday, September 12 Picture Day ID: EVTBBZWZW There are only a few days left to order on mylifetouch.com before Picture Day. Please submit your order before Thursday, September 12.Benefits of ordering online at mylifetouch.com: Receive Picture Day Reminders & earn rewards with Lifetouch Rewards.Customize your package by choosing the sizes, backgrounds and quantities right for you. Order pictures for multiple children at the same time. No need to send cash or check to school.
Gravy with Grown Ups is Monday! K-8 will start at 7:15 in the Elem cafeteria. 9-12 will start at 8:00 in the High School Commons. We hope to see you there!!
High Five for Matt Jones! He was awarded the High Five Award. This award is presented to faculty and staff who demonstrate character, commitment, connection, challenge, and compassion. Mr. Jones is committed to WCC and it's students. He makes connections and is truly interested in them. Thank you Mr. Jones for your commitment to WCC! #raisethebar
Gravy with Grownups for grades 9-12 will be in the HS commons starting at 8am on Monday, Sept. 9. Students will be excused part of first period to eat breakfast with their Grown Up. Hope to see you visiting with your student that morning!!!
Don't forget there will be no school on Monday, Sept. 2, Be safe and rest! Happy Labor Day!
BLOOD DRIVE currently going on in the WCC Auditorium. Please help the BETA club meet their goal of 45 units!! They have open chairs for community throughout the day!
Beginning Band Instrument Rental night is tomorrow, Thursday the 29th at 6:00 pm in the WCC Band room. If you RSVP’d that you can’t make it out, forms will be sent home tomorrow to walk you through the rental process online. Please contact Mrs. Viviano if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a small concession stand during the Bear Cub season. This stand will be in the main gym and will have water and candy available.
We want to thank the White County Sheriff’s Department for providing extra officers to be on our campus this Thursday.
2020 Yearbooks are on sale at their cheapest price of the year. Get yours for only $35! If you purchase personalization you can also get 4 free icons! Order online today! https://jostensyearbooks.com?REF=A00382000
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
We have some important ACT Aspire testing coming up!!