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Applications are being accepted for JR Ambassador Program

The Monticello-Wayne County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce our 2022-2023 Junior Ambassador Program. This competitive leadership program is open to Juniors and Seniors in Wayne County and aims to develop motivated, skilled, and effective leaders who will contribute to the growth of Monticello. Ten Ambassadors will be selected by the Chamber Board of Directors based on their application and interview.

New assistant principals named at Jamestown, Salem Elementary schools

New assistant principals have been hired at Jamestown and Salem Elementary Schools. Megan Phelps was named the new assistant principal at Jamestown Elementary School and Faith Womack was selected to be the assistant principal at Salem Elementary. Womack previously served as an 8th grade teacher at Russell County Middle School.

Less than three weeks until school year begins

The beginning of the 2022-23 school year is drawing close as the new school year begins in less than three weeks. Students return to the classroom on Wednesday, Aug. 17 for the first day of classes. With the new school year approaching, open house dates at each school are coming...

LBJ&C Headstart Accepting Applications For Coming Year

Celina’s L.B.J. & C Headstart locations looking to fill up spots for the coming school year. Assistant Director Jennifer Taylor said that Headstart is a federally-funded program designed to set kids aged three to five up for success before starting kindergarten. “Parents are great teachers but you can’t really...

Open house dates announced for RC Schools

With Russell County Schools’ first day of classes coming up on Wednesday, August 17th, open house dates have been announced. Elementary school open house at Salem, Jamestown, and Russell Springs will be on Tuesday, August 9th while the middle school and high school will hold their open houses on Thursday, August 11th.

JES/SES SBDM to meet today

The Jamestown and Salem Elementary Combined Site Based Decision Making Council will hold a special-called meeting this afternoon at 4 p.m. in the Jamestown Elementary Library. The council is expected to go into executive session to review applications for assistant principal, instructional assistant and P-5 teacher positions before reconvening in open session for possible action.

Travis Miller named new RCMS assistant principal

Russell County Middle School has a new assistant principal as Travis Miller has been hired to take on the role. Miller spoke to WJRS NEWS about accepting the position…. Miller previously served as a teacher at Russell County Middle School.

JES, SES to each get dedicated assistant principal

Jamestown and Salem Elementary Schools will each now have a dedicated assistant principal following a decision by the Russell County Board of Education in a special-called meeting late last week. Superintendent Michael Ford talked to WJRS NEWS about the decision and how the move will be funded…. The two schools...

Adair County Senior Selected For American Legion Boys Nation

Jonathan Gold, an incoming senior at Adair County High School, has been selected as a senator for American Legion Boys Nation in the Washington, D.C. area, July 22-29. Boys Nation is an annual American Legion program that includes civic training, leadership development and a focus on Americanism. Gold was elected Lieutenant Governor during his week at Kentucky Boys State.

Meeting Reminders

The Monticello Elementary SBDMC will meet at 4:00 today to consult on a vacant teaching position. The WC Fiscal Court will meet Thursday at 6:00 at the courthouse for their regular monthly meeting. The Court will hold a special called meeting Monday afternoon at 3:00 for the purpose of holding...