Randolph Central has received $100,000 to increase connectivity between students and teachers as part of Component 1 of the GEER Grant Award from the Governor's office. As part of Component 2 of the same grant Randolph Central will work with CIESC, CELL, and the Rural Early College Network to increase our capacity in meeting the social/emotional needs of students as well as enhancing digital instruction. See the attached press release for details about this powerful partnership between 30 school districts, CELL, CIESC, and RECN.
If you can't make it to the football game at Centerville tonight, you can watch it on mylive.tv or listen to Tom Byrum on WZZY 98.3. No tickets will be sold at the gate. Go Falcons!
Click below for a message from the Randolph Central Corporation Nurse, Lacey Hummel, regarding recent changes to the CDC Guidelines on excluding students from school with symptoms that "might" be COVID-19 related. https://5il.co/kf2b
It is going to be a great night for a football game! The Black Attack plays Franklin County tonight at Falcon Field. Unfortunately, the tickets are all sold out but you can listen to the game on STAR 98.3 with Tom Byrum if you did not get a seat! Good Luck Falcons!
The CDC has changed their guidelines for Parent/Staff Screening & Returning to School. Please click the link below to review the new guidelines. Randolph Central will implement these new guidelines beginning tomorrow (8/27/20). https://5il.co/k7wj Thank you to parents, students, staff, and the community for your support in this very unique times. Rolland Abraham Superintendent
Students being dropped off to WCHS should be dropped off at Door #21 on the southeast side of the building. We have had some people driving through the bus loop. There should only be bus traffic in the loop in the mornings for safety reasons. Thank you!
Don’t forget, tomorrow (Friday) is PICTURE DAY!
Good Evening Randolph Central Parents! Your student's fees are now available to pay online. Please log into your PowerSchool account and click the blue eFunds link on the Balance page. You will have to create an account. You will need your student's 4 digit number which is located at the top of your dashboard in Powerschool. You may also access eFunds from the school website. Please remember to pay your chromebook insurance fees! Thank you!
Unfortunately, Adams County does not allow fans from the visiting teams. Next Fri., 8/21, the Black Attack is scheduled to play South Adams in Football. Here is the link to the webcast by the Berne Witness. Their website is www.bernewitness.com. They are also on the IHSAA Network App. Hopefully we will have many fans watching and rooting the Falcons on from home!
THANK YOU to the staff/students for a terrific first day back! Parents, be proud of your kids for doing what they need to do to keep us in school. I can’t make any promises about what the future holds but I can confidently say everyone is doing their best! #FalconPRIDE
Members of our WCHS FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) were active this summer representing our school and state. Two students attended the State Leadership Summer Conference (virtual)- ...Lauren Harris and Michael Neville (normally held at Vincennes University) Three students participated at the National FCCLA Virtual Leadership Conference in July. ...Cheyanne Hackler (Event Management) ...Lauren Harris (Leadership) ...Michael Neville (Recycle and Redesign) They competed with a virtual submission of their project due in June. They also attended meetings and workshops in July via on-line. We are proud to announce---All three students received GOLD medal scores. Michael Neville also received the 3rd highest score in the country for his STAR project. Congratulations to all FCCLA students and Mrs. Neville!
WCHS Students: Tomorrow is the big day! Doors will open at 8:00 AM. Students should be in class by 8:22 AM. Remember to bring your schedule with you that was mailed home. We will be distributing another copy of your schedule during 1st period. If you can not find your schedule, report to the commons and Mrs. Winkle or Miss Spodek will tell you where to go for first period. Bring a water bottle for the water filling stations as the drinking fountains will not be used. WEAR your MASK! If you bring your lunch please remember, microwaves will not be available. If you are not feeling well, have a fever, or any of the other symptoms in the mailing sent home to you please do not attend. We want to keep everyone healthy so we can stay in school! See you in the morning!
Students: Please review this video so you know the procedures to enter the school on Wednesday morning. https://youtu.be/8ZaeaK_du1c
Falcon Families: We look forward to welcoming students back to WCHS next Wed., Aug. 12. We mailed schedules to students on Tues. We will be returning to school full-time, Mon.-Fri. If we would have to go to a hybrid schedule your student's group is listed on the schedule.
WCHS student schedules are now available on PowerSchool and were mailed home today. There are several important documents included in the mailing. Please read them carefully so we can have a smooth opening and welcome our Falcons back into the building. We have missed you!
A huge THANK YOU to KISS TV at Union City Jr-Sr- High School and Mr. Brian Merrill for putting this together! https://youtu.be/k4JujJQsZ9A
Good evening! Online registration is still open for Randolph Central families! You should have received an email or a letter with the “snapcodes'' you need to register your child(ren). If you have not, please call your child’s school on Monday, the secretary has the “snapcodes” you need to register. Once you have the “snapcodes,” go to any of our school websites and click on MENU at the top of the page and then choose ONLINE REGISTRATION to navigate to our online registration page. Parents of new students and kIndergarteners just go to the ONLINE REGISTRATION page and click the “Enroll New Student Link.” On Monday, July 27 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM all our schools will be open if you need assistance. You will not need to visit multiple schools. You can register all of your students from one location. For social distancing and to prevent large numbers from showing up at the same time please call ahead to schedule a time. If you are coming to the school to register, pursuant to the Governor’s Order, please wear a mask. We request that only one parent enter the school to register if possible. Your students do not need to be present for you to register them. Please complete the registration process by 10:00 PM, Monday, July 27th so that we have all the information we need to make the decisions necessary to start the school year. Thank you!
Randolph Central's Reopening Plan can be accessed via the link at the bottom of this message. Because of the Governor's Executive Order requiring face coverings we have added a new section on wearing masks so that families have clear direction. Thank you for your patience in these difficult times. We are looking forward to seeing our students and staff soon. Enjoy the last couple weeks of summer break! https://5il.co/ia0v
Randolph Central Families, Over 600 of you have already enrolled online. Today is the first opportunity for you to come to our school buildings if you need assistance. You can register all of your students from one location. We have computer stations set up at all of our schools. For social distancing and to prevent large numbers from showing up at the same time please call ahead to schedule a time. Onsite registration is: Friday, July 24 from 9 AM to 2 PM Monday, July 27 from 2 PM to 7 PM You can still register from home online. If you have not received an email or a letter with the “snapcodes” you need to register your child(ren), please call your child’s school. Once you have the “snapcodes,” go to any of our school websites and click on MENU at the top of the page and then choose ONLINE REGISTRATION to navigate to our online registration page. Parents of new students just go to the ONLINE REGISTRATION page and click the “Enroll New Student Link.” Parents coming to the school to register are strongly encouraged to wear a mask. If you require 1-on-1 help, while registering at the school, a mask will be required for you and for the staff member helping you register because of the proximity to each other. We request that only one parent enter the school to register if possible. Your students do not need to be present for you to register them. Please complete the registration process by 10 PM, Monday, July 27 so that we have all the information we need to make the decisions necessary to start the school year. Thank you!
This morning WCHS has no phones or internet service due to a fiber cut in Anderson. We are unsure when we will be able to take calls or return messages.
Click the link below for a conversation about the Randolph Central reopening plan. https://5il.co/ijvu
Student schedules will be available online beginning August 4. We will also mail out a schedule to every student.
Online Registration is Open at Randolph Central! When you sign into online registration you are setting up a registration account that is separate from the Parent Portal. Parents of returning students that previously set up a PowerSchool Parent Portal account should have received an email on July 19th with the “snapcodes” you need to register your student(s). Parents of returning students that have NOT set up a PowerSchool Parent Portal account will receive a letter in the mail with the “snapcodes” you need to register your student(s). The letter is being mailed to you on July 20, 2020. If you do not receive an email or a letter by the end of the day Wednesday, July 22nd, call your child’s school. The secretary has the “snapcodes” you need to register your student(s). Once you have the “snapcodes,” go to any of our school websites and click on MENU at the top of the page and then choose ONLINE REGISTRATION to navigate to our online registration page. You are ready to begin registering your child from home. You can go directly to our online registration page by clicking the following link: https://www.rc.k12.in.us/o/randolph-central-school-corporation/page/online-registration--148 Please remember, if you are a returning family you will need the “snapcodes” for your student(s) that were sent to you via email or letter.
Randolph Central Schools reopens with Plan A, the "Low to No Spread" category. Click the link below for more details. https://5il.co/ia0v
Randolph Central Schools will reopen as planned on August 12th with all students returning five days per week. For details of the School Board approved reopening plan please click on the link below. https://5il.co/ia0v
Remember that school entry vaccinations are still required for grades Kindergarten, 6th, and 12th. All past Randolph Central students who were needing to receive a vaccine over the summer received notices along with their report cards during the spring semester. Please contact your medical provider or Health Department to schedule an appointment. Follow the link for full list of required school immunizations for the 2020-21 school year: https://www.in.gov/isdh/17094.htm If there are responses to the post you an just reply with: Please email School Nurse Lacey Hummel for specific questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Winchester Boys Tennis is looking for new team members. Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays this summer from 10 AM to 12 PM, at the high school courts. For more information, contact Coach Derek Baker at email@example.com.
For any interested high school boys, Winchester Boys Tennis is looking for new team members. Practices this summer are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-12 at the high school courts. For more information, contact Coach Derek Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to publicly expression my appreciation for KISS-TV. No fault of theirs, an electrical issue caused them to not to get to livestream our graduation today. We were able to correct the electrical issue and proceed with graduation but their computer system would not come back after the electrical issue. Thankfully Mr. Merrill and his staff continued to record the ceremony and will be able to make a video that will be shared out in the next few weeks. A BIG thank you to Mr. Merrill, his staff and Union City students who spent a hot Saturday morning in July, to get the footage that should make an excellent video to view soon!
If you know a Class of 2020 graduate, help us out and make sure they are aware of the following things: 1. Baccalaureate is tonight at the Winchester Nazarene Church at 7 PM. This event is optional. Masks are recommended but not required. 2. The Senior Breakfast is tomorrow, Friday, at 9 AM in the Commons. The video will also be shown at that time. In the past, families have been invited to come and view the video. We are not inviting families this year due to social distancing but every senior will receive a DVD of the video to watch with their family. 3. The MANDATORY practice for all seniors going through graduation is tomorrow, Friday, at about 9:45 AM directly after the breakfast. Every senior should bring their cap, gown, and stole to rehearsal for the Class of 2020 photo that will be taken outside on the football field. 4. Seniors should arrive on Saturday to the Commons at 9:15 AM and enter through Door #1. Graduation will begin at 10:00 AM! Again, if you are a friend or family of a Class of 2020 graduate please make sure they are aware of all of this information. The students have received this information through email and USPS mail but we want to make sure no one misses out. We are no longer able to send text messages or phone call reminders to the Class of 2020 because our computer system has rolled over to prepare for the 2020-2021 school year. We look forward to honor this special class!
2020 SENIORS: Please remember the Senior Breakfast/Video/Graduation Practice will be held on Friday at 9:00 AM in the Commons. Bring your cap, gown, & stole for the class picture. The MANDATORY practice on the football field will begin around 9:45-10:00 AM. See you Friday!
To any high school girl who has interest in playing, or any questions about High School Girls Golf for the 2020/21 season please contact Coach McCoy for more information. Her email address is email@example.com.
The last day to order your 2019-2020 yearbook is FRIDAY, JULY 3. Be sure to visit www.yearbookordercenter.com to secure your copy before it's too late!
All athletes should view the shared video as we prepare to begin conditioning for athletics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQQM7MFEz6A&feature=youtu.be
All WCHS Athletes should review the video: The following is the Google Forms Home Health Questionnaire that will be need to be completed: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGfOHhbNchHWzgjkMMC_SHYUbX1F57RC888VSyoX_71Jlnaw/viewform
CLASS OF 2020 AND PARENTS: Crabtree Photography will be at the graduation ceremony on July 11 to take a few candids, as well as a nice portrait after the graduate has received their diploma, off-stage. The parents may pre-order the package for these portraits at the below link. The online event is open now, and will be until July 14. There is a $5 shipping fee on each order so these photos will be mailed directly to the customers . http://Crabtree-Photography.hhimagehost.com/WinchesterHighSchoolGraduation2020
Randolph Central School Corporation and the WCHS/DMS athletic departments are excited for the opportunity to resume Indiana High School Athletic Association sanctioned athletics starting July 6th. WCHS will begin July 6th and DMS will begin when we resume school. Every WCHS and DMS student athlete will have to complete an IHSAA Health History Questionnaire and consent and Release Certificate prior to beginning their WCHS summer or DMS fall activities. Last year's 2019-2020 physicals are good for this upcoming 20-21 calendar school year as long as you do not answer yes to any of the questions on the IHSAA health history questionnaire If you answer "yes" you will need a new physical prior to activity. All required athletic paperwork AND the WCHS July Athletic Schedule can be found on the various WCHS and DMS social media outlets. Hard copies can be picked up at DMS door #1 during the Randolph Central summer lunch hours of 11am- 1pm Monday through Friday. The WCHS Athletic Department is excited to get back to what we will have to call "Our New Normal" for high school athletics. This will be very challenging and ever changing. In order to play games in August it will be crucial that we follow the guidelines that have been set forth starting in July.
Any senior who won awards last evening at the Senior Awards program may pick them up today between 11 AM and 1 PM in the front circle drive at WCHS. See you there!
Grant Wagner was recently named an Indiana Association of School Principal's Indiana Academic All-Star for his commitment to education, leadership, and community service. When a student is given this high honor he is able to salute a teacher who has made a difference in his life. Grant chose Mr. Brian Clawson for this high honor. Congratulation to both Grant Wagner and Mr. Brian Clawson!
Winchester Community High School recognizes Mr. Brian Clawson as the 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year. Mr. Clawson has gone above and beyond to bring a quality industrial technology program to WCHS. He was nominated by his teaching peers as an example of someone who is a proficient teacher, dedicated to his students’ success, and a tireless leader among the faculty. Mr. Clawson has devoted many hours to developing the Larry E. Fast Advanced Manufacturing Center into a teaching facility second to none. He is working alongside his colleagues in the agriculture and welding programs to create an amazing trades-based learning experience for WCHS students. Working with the community and developing relationships with business and industry has been at the forefront of what Mr. Clawson has done to make his program successful. He is developing an industry network that will not only help Falcon Industries but will also help students as they graduate and begin looking for positions in the manufacturing world. Mr. Clawson makes connections with students and helps to develop them into quality people. The relationships he develops outlast the 4 years that a student is in high school. He also has dedicated many hours outside of the school day to coach football and golf which has allowed him to influence even more students. Congratulations to Mr. Brian Clawson for being named the 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year!
Watch the WCHS 2019-2020 Student Awards Program! Students may pick up their awards Tuesday-Thursday from 9:00 AM-2:00 PM. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ovlkmd0mCz4
Hey Falcons! Only 1 more eLearning Day until SUMMER BREAK! Finish strong and get any missing work completed this weekend and turned in by Monday!
Tomorrow starts locker clean-out for juniors and seniors from 9-2. Remember to report to door #10 by Mrs. Neville’s room and the band room. If you are finished with library books, textbooks or other items that belong to WCHS please bring them to turn in.
Falcons-Chromebook collection is May 19-22. The schedule is posted online. Please also plan to return any school items (library books, band instruments, textbooks, etc.) either during locker clean-out or during Chromebook pick up. THANK YOU!
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON HOW AND WHEN TO TURN IN YOUR CHROMEBOOK. https://5il.co/g1r3
Assuming Indiana is at a Phase 5 by July 4, WCHS will allow athletics, band, and other school activities to be at the school building after Monday, July 6. The original IHSAA Moratorium will be followed for all athletic teams. We look forward to welcoming students back to WCHS!
Winchester Community High School has made the tough decision based on advice from state and local health departments to cancel prom this year. With social distancing in effect indefinitely, hosting an event such as a prom is not possible.
SENIORS: Please check your email for very specific guidelines for senior activities. Here is the schedule of activities: Senior Honor Night-Tuesday, May 26 @ 7:00 PM-virtual presentation will be posted to Facebook, Twitter, and the school website Baccalaureate-Thursday, July 9 @ 7:00 PM at the WCHS Football Stadium Graduation Breakfast/Slideshow/Commencement Rehearsal-Friday, July 10 @ 9:00 AM in the commons COMMENCEMENT-Saturday, July 11 @ 10 AM at the WCHS Football Stadium
Summer School sign-up will begin at 9 AM for CURRENT HS students. All surveys for English, PE, and PLATO will be emailed out at 9. PE is 1st come 1st served and will have limited enrollment. All class will be taught virtually through eLearning. There are no fees for the courses.
Locker Clean-Out- Seniors and Juniors may clean out lockers and pick up items at WCHS-May 12, 14, 18 Sophomores and Freshmen may clean out lockers and pick up items at WCHS-May 19, 20, 21 *Locker Clean-out will be from 9:00 AM-2:00 PM. *Students should enter through Door #10 which is the back door near the Family and Consumer Science Classrooms and the Band Room. *If there is a line, students should remain 6 feet apart as they wait to enter the building. There will be cones to designate where students should stand while waiting. *Students will be escorted to lockers one at a time. No arriving in groups. *Staff will monitor students to be certain social distancing is occurring. *If a student has an item in a classroom, an escort will be provided to obtain items. *Any items left in lockers will be bagged and tagged with the student’s name to be picked up at a later date.
For current high school students, we will begin signing up for summer school on Thursday morning at 9:00 AM. If your child is interested in taking Summer PE, Summer English, or Summer PLATO he/she will need to get into his/her email and find the correct survey and fill it out to get enrolled. There will be 3 different surveys for the 3 different classes. Be certain to sign up for the correct class. All of the classes will be done virtually this summer. Students who enroll in the classes will be given a Chromebook to use to complete the class. Summer PE will be taught by Mrs. Gutierrez and there will be two sessions available with limited numbers. The course will be first come first served. Summer English will be taught by Mr. Romine and Summer PLATO will be monitored by Mrs. Donham. If your student is planning to take Summer Ag SAE, Mr. Prescott has sent an email and each student will also be given a Chromebook to be able to fulfill the requirements of the course. If your child is planning to take summer school, please watch for the email on Thursday at 9:00 AM and get signed up.
The administration will be reviewing the information from the Governor, the IDOE, and talking with our health officials to develop a plan for locker clean out, return of school items and Senior activities. Stay tuned for more information by the end of next week!
FYI: About PowerSchool: Maintenance Window: Friday May 1, 2020 6:00pm - Saturday May 2, 2020 6:00am PDT. Applications unavailable during this maintenance: PowerSchool Unified Classroom.
We are celebrating #EarlyCollegeWeek this week! Check out our posts to read why current students, faculty and staff, alumni, and higher education partners believe our Early College program is important. @CELLuindy https://wcearlycollege.weebly.com/
We are celebrating #EarlyCollegeWeek this week! Check out our posts to read why current students, faculty and staff, alumni, and higher education partners believe our Early College program is important. @CELLuindy https://wcearlycollege.weebly.com/
We are celebrating #EarlyCollegeWeek this week! Check out our posts to read why current students, faculty and staff, alumni, and higher education partners believe our Early College program is important. Then, check out our website for more information on joining our program! @CELLuindy https://wcearlycollege.weebly.com/
We are looking forward to seeing our seniors tomorrow for cap and gown delivery in the bus loop from 10-1! Reminder, please stay in your car. We will bring you what you need as you pull through!
Class of 2020- Monday, April 27 from 10-1 will be the Herff Jones Cap & Gown/Senior Items pick-up. Merissa and Bryan Tippett have graciously made yard signs for each family and those will be available at that time. DIRECTIONS FOR RECEIVING YOUR ITEMS 1. Monday, between 10-1 come to the WCHS Bus Loop. 2. You MUST stay in your car. 3. Mrs. Donham and friends will be passing items out to you (or your parents) as you pull through the bus loop. 4. There will likely be a line and it will likely take some time to get through the line. Be patient! 5. Keep all entrances as clear as possible as there will be other people entering to get packets and lunches. 6. Be prepared to pay your balance for items that you owe. 7. Check your email for other details. You may email Mrs. Donham with specific questions about caps & gowns or ordering.
If you have been called that you have a packet to pick up Door #2 is open from now until 1:00 PM today. Feel free to stop by and get your packet.
FYI-PowerSchool will be doing maintenance during the following times and Unified Classroom will not be available: Maintenance Windows: Tuesday April 21, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT Friday April 24, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
If you have been called to pick up a packet you may do so today until 1:00 PM. The front doors into the entryway will be unlocked.
WCHS: We will be mailing students' midterms tomorrow. The envelope will also include an FAQ sheet of information about topics specific to your HS student. Seniors will have an informational sheet specific to the Class of 2020. Be watching for this important information!
Falcons, midterms are tomorrow! Please make sure you are up-to-date on submitting your work to your teachers. They will be updating grades in PowerSchool tomorrow and the office will be sending out midterm report cards on Thursday, April 16. Keep working hard!
Be watching for the SENIOR SPOTLIGHTS. We will be spotlighting each senior in the next few weeks!
Cheerleading Tryouts will be virtual this year! The tryout application will be due on April 22nd. The tryout Application Link is: https://forms.gle/6f9bZNdAAyqpjoubA
Today was a regularly scheduled day off from school. If you are behind on your eLearning use today to get caught up! If you have questions please email your teachers but know that some of them may not be online as much today. Have a great weekend!
Seniors: Check your email for a Google Survey. We are wanting your ideas about end of year activities/events!
Congratulations to the following students for working hard on SAT Prep on Khan Academy during PRIDE time. The 14 students who improved the most were suppose to get to go to El Carreton for lunch. Instead we are mailing them a $10 gift card that they can use for carry out! Avery Clevenger, Brittany Lord, Braylee Bosworth, Ava Martin, Bailey Hicks, Bryan Smiley, Caleb Donham, Courtney McKnight, Emma Hawley, Kylie McCord, Maddox Rose, Ashley Jennings, Braxton Bales, and Haley Lanter be looking for your gift certificate coming in the mail!
WCHS-A few patrons have asked how to get a refund for the musical tickets they were unable to use due to the coronavirus. To stay in compliance with the Governor’s request for staying at home, here is how you can get a refund if you choose to request one: Mail your tickets with your name, address, and phone number to: Winchester Community High School, Musical Ticket Refund, 700 North Union Street, Winchester, IN, 47394. Mrs. Lawrence will cut a check for the amount of the unused tickets and mail the check to the address submitted. Please mail your tickets and request for refund by April 24.
WCHS-We have had many questions already about how students will get their school items that are left in lockers & classrooms. We will be developing a plan and will give you details soon. Keep working hard on eLearning and have a great weekend!
The Governor issued an Executive Order today closing all K-12 schools and requiring each school to continue an extended learning plan that includes 160 student days. Randolph Central will continue eLearning Days on Mon., Tues., & Thurs. of each week. More info coming soon.
Students: Please check your email for a google doc that was sent that should help you if you are struggling to navigate eLearning. Also, remember to contact your teachers if you need assistance!
I have several pieces of information that I would like to share with you in regard to our eLearning Days. *Every student will be expected to work through their eLearning lessons beginning tomorrow. We will have eLearning on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays until May 1. We are scheduled to return to school on May 4. *Students should go online to get their lessons. If they are struggling with any course, teachers will be available through email on eLearning Days from 9:00 AM-2:00 PM. Students should contact their teachers. Your child does not want to get behind on lessons as it could become overwhelming to try to catch up. Please make sure your child is observing assignment due dates and is communicating with teachers if there is a concern. *If your child does not have internet capabilities for their Chromebook or they do not have a Chromebook we can get them alternate assignments. Obviously it would be best for the student to use their Chromebook for their eLearning lessons but if that is impossible please contact WCHS at 765-584-8201 or 765-584-1401 and dial extension 1500. If you call on an eLearning Day between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM someone will answer and will assist you to help your child get whatever is needed. If you are unable to call during those designated hours please leave a message at extension 1500 with your child’s name, grade and a telephone number of how to reach you and we will work to gather materials and call you to let you know when the items are ready. *Every teacher will be working to make contact with every one of their students either through an assignment submission, an email, or a phone call. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our staff for assistance. *If your child has left something in a locker that is needed please call the WCHS office and we will get the item and leave it in the entry for pick up. If your child’s Chromebook quits working please call the office. *If your child is a special needs student or has a special learning plan please let us know if you have any concerns. Your child will soon be hearing from teachers and paraprofessionals and should share their concerns if they have any. *Lunches and breakfasts will continue to be available each day throughout the closure of school. If you need more information about the availability please call the WCHS office. Again, the WCHS office phone number is 765-584-8201 or 765-584-1401 and the office extension is 1500. If no one answers please leave a message and we will get back with you as soon as possible. *We respectfully ask for your assistance with keeping the staff and yourself safe. If you need anything at all please call the office before coming to WCHS and we will work to get what you need while observing all safety protocols. Thank you and have a blessed evening.
Indianapolis – Forty high school seniors from throughout Indiana have been named 2020 Indiana Academic All-Stars, a program of the Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP). In addition, 50 other students were recognized as Academic All-Star Regional Honorees. The students were selected from a field of 280 outstanding nominees from the state’s private and public accredited schools. Academic All-Star distinction recognizes seniors who excel in the classroom first and foremost, but who also are actively involved in their schools and communities, and take on leadership roles in those activities. The program is produced by the Indiana Association of School Principals, with support provided by DePauw University, Indiana University Bloomington, and Purdue University, along with corporate partner Herff Jones. Student awards will be awarded at a later date by DePauw University, Indiana UniversityBloomington, Purdue University, and the Indiana Association of School Principals. Herff Jones provides the plaques awarded to the 40 Indiana Academic All-Stars and their Influential Educators. The IASP Indiana Academic All-Stars program salutes academic excellence in the same manner that student athletes traditionally are honored. By providing a showcase for academically talented seniors, the sponsoring organizations hope to accomplish the following objectives: Give academic achievement the prestige it deserves; Motivate students to recognize the value of academic excellence; Provide students with an incentive for academic achievement, and Promote a positive image of Indiana’s young people. Each public and private high school accredited by the Indiana Department of Education may nominate one senior for consideration as an Indiana Academic All-Star. From these nominees, a selection committee chose the Regional winners (representing five regions in Indiana) and the 40 Indiana Academic All-Stars. Selection of the school’s nominee is based upon the following considerations: A mathematical formula that combines the SAT or ACT composite score and the seven-semester grade-point average; and Academic achievements and honors, academic courses and academic extracurricular activities. Other extracurricular activities, community service and leadership qualities. CONGRATULATIONS TO GRANT WAGNER ON BEING SELECTED AS ONE OF THE FORTY Indiana Academic All-Stars!
Congratulations to PAYTON SPARKS for being named to the IBCA/Subway Underclassmen Small School All-State!
Hey students and families! Today is a good day to order your yearbook! Yearbooks can be purchased at www.yearbookordercenter.com Using order number 8776
I have had many questions about what we will do with the Prom this year. We recognize this important milestone and are considering options for still hosting the event. We will not be able to have the Prom on April 25 as schedule at Cornerstone. If we come back to school on May 1, with no activity restrictions, we will do our best to still host the event most likely in the WCHS Commons. Dates and times are still being considered as we find out information about other scheduled events. Stay positive and hope for the best!
Congratulations to the WCHS Boys Basketball Team for being chosen as the Randolph County STAR 98.3 "Team of the Season"!
The WCHS/DMS library is sponsoring our first ever digital poetry contest to celebrate National Poetry Month in April! This is open to all students, faculty, and staff of WCHS and DMS. Please email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, April 6th. Any and all poetry types are accepted! In your email, please include your poem and let me know if you'd like it to be published in the virtual poetry book we will create (either with your name or anonymously...your choice!). A winner from each age group (middle school student, high school student, and adult) will be named!
Grab & Go lunches are offered every weekday from 11-1. Breakfast will be offered as well at the time you pick up your lunch. This will be happening from now until we return to school, including the week of spring break next week.
Congratulations to Cole Campbell and Levi Slusher for making the Honorable Mention Academic All State Boys Basketball Team!
Congratulations to Maddie Lawrence for making the Academic All-State Girls Basketball Team!
RCSC will provide grab & go lunches to kids 18 and under beginning Tuesday, 3/17/20 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at three locations: Ridgeville STEPS (210 S. Walnut), Saratoga City Building (107 N. Barber), and Driver M.S. (Door 1, 700 Union St., Winchester). Students must be present.
Randolph Central School Corporation eLearning Days will begin on Monday, March 30, 2020. More details will be released next week on how eLearning days will be implemented. School offices will be open next week for parents/guardians who need to pick up their child’s medication.
Randolph Central School Corporation will be closed beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020 and students will return no sooner than April 13, 2020. All Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular Activities, including practices, are cancelled until Monday, April 13, 2020.
Unfortunately, the Sophomore class soup dinner is cancelled for tomorrow night.
Unfortunately, the FFA District Contest scheduled for tomorrow night has been postponed indefinitely.
Annie get your Gun being performed for Driver Middle School and Baker, Willard, and Deerfield!
For information on how Randolph Central is responding to the COVID-19 threat please visit the link below. https://www.rc.k12.in.us/o/randolph-central-school-corporation/page/covid-19-coronavirus--4 Thank you!
The Weightlifting Meet at Monroe Central has been cancelled for this evening.
The Falcons were defeated tonight in sectional action by Frankton 60-56.
Congratulations to Maddie Lawrence, Becca Chamberlin, and Caitlyn Campbell! Maddie was named to the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association(IBCA) All State Team. Becca was named the IBCA All State Honorable Mention. Caitlyn was name to the Underclassman IBCA Honorable Mention.
The Falcons lead 58-55 with 2.3 to go.
The Falcons are up 53-46 with 1:20 to go.
The Falcons lead 39-36 at the end of the 3rd.
The Falcons are up 31-19 at the half.
There will be a parent meeting for any 6th, 7th or 8th grader interested in playing middle school golf. The meeting will be held in the Commons at Driver Middle School on Thursday, March 5, at 5:30p.m. Please have a parent/guardian present.
The Sophomore Class is hosting a Soup Dinner in the commons on Friday, March 13 from 4:30-7:00 PM prior to the WCHS Musical. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available in the office or you may pay at the door!
The Boys Basketball Sectional will be played at Alexandria beginning on Tuesday when the Falcons play Monroe Central at 7:30 PM. Good Luck Falcons!!
Great county rivalry win by the Falcons. 51-45! We will meet the Bears again on Tuesday at Alexandria in the Sectional opener.
The Falcons are up 32-30 at the end of the 3rd!
Remember to wear your blue and gold tomorrow for the last day of National FFA Week.
Just a reminder that if a student needs access to Wifi today, and you feel it is safe to travel, the WCHS Commons is open and Mrs. Whitted is available to assist students with their work. A parent must be present for students under 16.
Today will be an eLearning day at Randolph Central Schools. Students, remember that assignments must be completed to be counted as present today.
Randolph Central School Corporation will be closed and students will be on an eLearning day today, Thursday, February 27, 2020.
Today, Thursday, February 27 will be an eLearning Day for Randolph Central Schools.
WCHS with the help of Mrs. Eadens hosted a blood drive yesterday. 32 pints of blood were collected! Way to go Falcons!
Randolph Central Schools will be on a 2 hour delay tomorrow, Thursday, February 27, 2020.
Randolph Central will be on a 2-hour Delay tomorrow, Thursday, February 27, 2020.
Another great win for the Falcons! Falcons 61, Jay County 41🏀
6:00 to go Falcons are up 59-33 against Jay County.
The Falcons are up 33-31 with 5:23 to go in the 3rd.
The Falcons are up by 5 in the second quarter against Jay County.
The Falcons are down 31-29 at the half against TEC foe Northeastern.
Next Week is FFA Week Monday-’Merica Monday (Wear Red, White & Blue) Tuesday-Jersey Tuesday (Wear a jersey) Wednesday-Walmart Wednesday (Dress like you are going to Walmart in your PJs) Thursday-Redneck Thursday (Dress like a redneck) Friday-FFA Friday (Wear your Blue & Gold)
Falcon youth baseball is having their All-Star tryouts this Saturday Feb. 22nd. The 8U division will be from 11:00am-12:30pm. The 10U and 12U division will be from 12:30pm-2pm. Both will be in the DMS GYM during that time. Please bring your glove, bat, no cleats.
The Lady Falcons had a great run but came up short 66-42.
The end of the 3rd quarter Lady Falcons 34, Norwell 48.
The Lady Falcons are down 35-17 at the half.
The Lady Falcons are down 11-9 at the end of the 1st quarter.
It is a good day to be a Falcon fan! Alex Franklin will be wrestling in the Semi-State today, the Girls Basketball Team is playing in the Regional, the Archery Team is hosting the Randolph County Archery contest and the Jazz Band is at the Pendleton Jazz Fest. Good luck to all!
The Falcons get a TEC win over Lincoln 72-46!
The Falcons at the end of the 3rd 57-33.
The Falcons lead 38-27 at Lincoln at the half.
The Falcons are up 18-14 at the end of the 1st quarter.
Reminder: Randolph Central Schools are on a scheduled elearning day today.
Sectional Championship T-shirts will be available for pickup from 10 AM-2 PM on Friday at DMS/WCHS. Enter door #1 by the athletic director's office. Any t-shirts not picked up on Friday will be sent to Baker, Willard, and Deerfield on Tuesday.
Seniors- If you are planning to submit a Goodrich Application they will now be due on TUESDAY, February 18 @ noon. This will give you an even better opportunity to make it perfect!
The WCHS/DMS Commons will be available today for students to use the internet. Remember that parents must report with students who are under the age of 16.
Randolph Central closed today, February 13, 2020. We will have an e-Learning day today, as well as the planned e-Learning day tomorrow.
Randolph Central will be on a 2-hour delay tomorrow, Thursday, February 13, 2020.
Randolph Central is on a 2 hour delay tomorrow, Thursday, February 13.
The Falcons get a TEC win over Centerville tonight 70-48.
The Falcons are up 31-16 at the half against Lincoln tonight.
A reminder that while we appreciate the thoughtfulness, we do NOT accept Valentine's Day deliveries to the school.
Due to the weather and rescheduling of other events the Choir Concert originally scheduled for Thursday, February 20 has been cancelled.
The Winchester Wrestling Club signup day for the 2020 season is at the WCHS Fieldhouse on Tuesday, Feb 11th beginning at 5:30 pm. Club is open to all grades PreK-12th and the cost to sign up is $20. More info is available on the Winchester Wrestling Club Facebook page.
Girls Basketball Regional Tickets will be available in the afternoon on Tues. in the WCHS office. Session tickets are $8 and the full tournament ticket is $10. The Lady Falcons will play at Bellmont HS on Sat. at 10:00 AM and with a win would play again on Sat. at 8:00 PM.
The Lady Falcons are Sectional Champions 69-32.
The Lady Falcons lead 55-20 at the end of the 3rd.
End of the half 39-13 the Lady Falcons are on top!
End of the 1st quarter the Lady Falcons lead 20-7 against Yorktown!
WCHS has a great day at the vocal solo & ensemble contest at Yorktown. They accumulated 2 silvers, 10 golds, and 4 singers going to state. (Kate Hendrickson, Caleb Hines, Kerry Addington, and Ella Baldwin). Congratulations to all who worked hard and participated and Mrs. Hines for preparing them. Also, a big thank you to Mrs. Becky Nordyke and Mrs. Mary Clark for accompanying the singers.
Congratulations to ALEX FRANKLIN for qualifying for the wrestling Semi-State! What a great kid to represent WCHS in Fort Wayne next weekend!
End of the 3rd-Lady Falcons 38, Patriots 19
Lady Falcons 21, Jay County 8 at the half.
The Lady Falcons are up 14-3 against Jay County at the end of the 1st quarter.
The field trip to Hobart for the welding students will be rescheduled to a different day due to the 2 hour delay.
Randolph Central is on a 2 hour delay today, Thursday, February 7.
REMINDER: The 8th grade parent meeting (Class of 2024) is tonight in the WCHS/DMS Commons beginning at 6:30 PM. You will have an opportunity to meet many of the WCHS elective teachers and hear about their courses.
There will be no morning football practice this morning.
Randolph Central will be on a 2-hour delay tomorrow morning, Thursday, February 6, 2020.
Randolph Central will be on a 2-hour delay tomorrow morning, Thursday, February 6, 2020.
WCHS: The Centerville/WCHS Boys Basketball for this evening has been cancelled. There was a transformer hit and Centerville does not have any power this evening. The game will be rescheduled for a later date.
WCHS: The Academic Meet cancelled for this evening at Hagerstown has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 20.
WCHS: The Winchester Academic Team will NOT be traveling to the Academic Meet at Hagerstown this evening. Sorry for the late notice.
Girls Sectional at the end of the 3rd: WC 64-New Castle 28.
Congratulations to Maddie Lawrence for scoring her 2000th point!
The Lady Falcons are up 41-22 at the half.
End of the first quarter: WC 19 New Castle 13.
WCHS: The parents/students of the Class of 2024 (Current 8th graders) will have a scheduling meeting in the Commons on Thurs., Feb. 6 @ 6:30 PM. Bring your questions about classes, graduation pathways, early college, etc. Come to door #1 to enter the building. See you there!
Richmond 67- WC 51 final
End of the 3rd quarter Richmond 48, WC 38.
The Falcons are down 31-25 at Richmond at the half.
End of the 1st quarter Richmond 18-a WC 15.
The Falcons lead 37-28 with 1:53 to go in the 3rd.
REMINDER: The Class of 2023 Parent/Student Scheduling Meeting is this evening at 6:30 PM in the Commons.
The Falcons are tied up 23-23 at the half with Yorktown.
Please be reminded that all student drop off at DMS/WCHS should be at Door #21 on the southeast corner of the building. No students should be dropped off in the front bus loop between the hours of 7:45-8:25. For safety reasons this drive is reserved for bus traffic only.
Do you know about Winchester Community Early College? Early College is a program that allows students to complete courses at WCHS and receive both high school and college credit for their efforts. Check out this website to learn more: https://wcearlycollege.weebly.com/
Congratulations to Maddox Rose for placing 3rd in the TEC!
Zach Bates won by pin in the finals of the TEC!!
Good luck to the Falcon wrestlers today as they compete at Northeastern in the TEC meet!
Parents and students of the Class of 2023 (Current Freshmen) are invited to a scheduling night on Thursday, January 30 @ 6:30 PM in the WCHS Commons. If you have questions about certain classes, pathways, Early College, STGEC, etc. plan to be there!
Congratulations to Brooks Burelison for being named the Star 98.3 WZZY Randolph County Athlete of the Week!
There was a house fire across the street from Deerfield Elem. last night. The fire department has revisited the site of fire today. The situation is under control. Students at Deerfield are safe and the issue does not pose a threat to our students or staff. Rolland Abraham
Seniors: Local scholarship applications are due to the guidance office on Friday, January 24. Any student interested in going to a college or technical schools should apply!
Reminder: School will be in session tomorrow, Monday, January 20, 2020. See you then!
:59 left in OT. The Falcons are up 89-86.
We are going into OT at Blackford.
Falcons are up 83-82 with :01 on the clock and Brown at the line for 1 more shot.
Falcons are up 82-80 :14 to go.
The Falcons are down 78-77 with 2:54 to go. If you aren’t here you are missing a great game!
Falcons only down 73-76 with 4:18 to go.
Falcons 70 Blackford 47 at the end of the 3rd.
End of the half Falcons 28, Blackford 48.
The end of the first quarter Falcons 19 Blackford 18.
The Falcon JV won a close game at Blackford!
The Falcons get a TEC win over Hagerstown 66-52!
The JV Lady Falcons defeated Centerville 58-15!
The WCHS Cheerleaders invite any K-5th grader to learn cheers, chants, jumps, and stunts at their mini clinic on Jan. 24 in the DMS gym from 5:30-7:30. Enter door 25 for registration at 5:15 pm. The cost is $15. To get more info, pick up a flyer at Baker, Willard, or Deerfield.
We will be on a 2 hour delay today, Wednesday, January 15.
Due to dense fog Randolph Central will be on a two hour delay today Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
Congratulations to the Lady Falcons who will be playing tomorrow night in the County Tourney Finals after defeating Union City tonight! The Lady Falcons play at 6:00 and the Falcons play around 7:30.
Parents of current Sophomores and Juniors: Please put Monday, January 20th @ 6:30 PM on your calendar for a scheduling night. We will meet in the WCHS Commons to talk about course offerings, pathways, Early College, working towards graduation, etc. See you there!
Congratulations to the Falcons who defeated Union tonight to head to the County Tourney finals on Saturday night!
Congratulations to the Lady Falcons who won tonight to move on in the County Tournament!
On Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 6:00 PM in the WCHS Commons, we will have a speaker from INvestEd who will speak to families about the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and other important information. All who are interested may attend to learn more!
WCHS Families- Due to some unforeseen circumstances with our PowerSchool program we will not be sending report cards home today as expected. We are hopeful that we will be able to pass them out tomorrow.
The Falcon JV defeated Bluffton 58-46!
The Falcons get a big win against Blue River Valley!
The JV Lady Falcons won 44-21 against Union County.
Great game Falcons! A second TEC win!
The Lady Falcons are up 66-58 with 4:23 left in the game.
End of the first half the Lady Falcons are up 43-31!
Lady Falcons are down 20-19 at the end of the first quarter.
The Wrestling Meet scheduled for tonight at Blackford has been moved to January 8.
Randolph County Tournament Basketball tickets will be on sale in the WCHS Office during office hours. The tickets are $10 for the full tournament. The tournament will be at Randolph Southern January 8-11.
Randolph Central Schools will have an E-Learning Day today, December 17, 2019.
Randolph Central will have a 2 hour delay tomorrow, Tuesday, December 17.
Randolph Central Schools will be on a 2 hour delay today-Monday, December 16.
The Lady Falcons get a TEC win with a 94-22 win over Lincoln. Maddie Lawrence shatters the single game scoring record with 52 points!
LadyFalcons 78- Lincoln 19 at the end of the 3rd.
Maddie Lawrence just broke the single game scoring record with 43 points. Still several minutes to play.
Halftime score at Lincoln-Lady Falcons 57, Lincoln 10.
The Lady Falcons are at Lincoln tonight for a varsity only matchup. The Lady Falcons are up 30-1 at the end of the first quarter.
Tonight’s Lady Falcon basketball game will be at Cambridge City Lincoln and will begin at 6:00 but will only be a varsity matchup. See you there!
Lady Falcons defeat Wapahani 71-32!
The Lady Falcons are up 33-13 at the half over Wapahani!
Congratulations to Grant Wagner, Whitney Jester, Braxton Bosworth, and Dane Sickels for winning the State FFA Welding Contest on Saturday. The Beginner team comprised of Braxton and Dane took first place with Dane taking top honors individually out of 110 welders. The Randolph Central Team finished in First Place defeating 73 other schools. Congratulations to all four competitors on your State Title!
The Lady Falcons are ahead at 35-34 at the end of the 3rd!
The Lady Falcons lead Delta 73-53 at the end of the 3rd!
The Lady Falcons defeat TEC foe Knightstown tonight 86-23!🏀🏀
Randolph Central School Corporation will be closed on Tuesday, November 12th. It will be an eLearning Day. Teachers will have lessons posted by 9:00 AM and will be available online at that time. The WCHS Commons will be available for students to access the internet from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM.
WCHS will be on a 2 hour delay today, November 12.
Good luck to Aiden Moystner, Ella Baldwin, and Gage Patterson at the Regional Cross Country Meet tomorrow!
The Falcons are up 8-7!
For any 5th grade boy interested in playing AAU basketball there will be a try-out on Monday, October 14th from 4:30- 6:00 pm at Willard Elementary. If you have any questions feel free to contact Dustin Baldwin at Driver Middle School, 584-4671. Thank you!
Congratulations to Lindsey Herrera and Grant Wagner for making the Lilly Scholarship Top 5! They will be interviewing soon for the county-wide award!
Another terrific TEC victory tonight! Falcons 24 and Hagerstown 0! Way to go Black Attack!
Congratulations to our Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship top 10 finalists! They were each able to bring their parents and an impactful teacher to the banquet. Grant Wagner chose Mr. Brian Wagner, Maddie Lawrence brought Mrs. Holly Gutierrez, Cole Campbell chose Mr. Dustin Shannon, Kate Hendrickson brought Mr. Brett Romine, and Lindsey Herrera chose Mr. Derek Baker. All 5 are terrific representatives of WCHS!
Congratulations to Ross Culy for making the TEC Tennis finals which will be played Monday night at Union City.
Volleyball first set score 25-20 Bears on top.
Today the Girls Golf Team will play in the Regional at Edgewood Gold Course, 519 Golf Club Road, in Anderson. Our first girl will begin at 9:30 AM. Good luck to the Lady Falcons! ⛳️🖤💛⛳️
The Black Attack is up 14-6 with 1:36 left in the half.
TEC win by the Black Attack 36-7 over Union County!
The Black Attack still leads 30-7 with 7:46 to go in the game.
The Falcons take the lead 8-0.
The Black Attack is up 14-9!
Falcons 14, Northeastern 27
Northeastern moves ahead 21-14 with 7:29 to go in the 4th quarter.
The JV Football Team beats Knightstown 36-6!
Another Black Attack touchdown! 48-8
The Falcons score again! 42-8!
The Black Attack is ahead of Knightstown 36-8 with 8:34 to go!
Congratulations to all Senior students who participated in the Youth Salute program today. Thank you for representing WCHS so well by showing up and dressing so well! A special congratulations to Lindsey Herrera for being named the WCHS Leader of the Year and Cole Campbell, Ara Cowper, Kate Hendrickson, and Grant Wagner for being chosen to represent Randolph County at Town Meeting on Tomorrow in Saint Louis in October. WCHS is fortunate to have such strong leaders!
We will be on a 2 hour delay today due to fog. The WCHS doors will open at 10:00 AM for students.
The Force performing at The Drums of Winchester. Go Force!
Good Luck to Cole Campbell as he competes tonight in the Track State Finals!
The Student Departmental Awards program will be on Monday, May 13 at 7:00 PM in the auditorium. Any student receiving an award should have received a letter of invitation on Friday. We hope to see students and families in attendance!
You may have seen in the News-Gazette that Randolph Central is in the home stretch in raising the funds necessary to build our OWN softball diamond as well as improve the baseball field. Please click on the attached link for more information and ways to donate. https://www.rc.k12.in.us/o/winchester-community-high-school/page/softball-baseball-fundraiser
As you may be aware Randolph Central is working to build our own softball diamond and make improvements to our baseball field. As you may have seen in the paper, TOA Winchester has made a major contribution that has made this project possible. Come out and learn about our progress and see how you may be able to help. The meeting is Wednesday evening, May 1st at 7:00 PM in the high school Commons.
Do you have an interest in the success of the WCHS/DMS Softball and Baseball programs? If you have an interest we are asking all community members to attend a meeting in the WCHS/DMS Commons next Wednesday, May 1st at 7:00 PM. We will be discussing upgrades to the facilities and other pertinent information. See you there!
Friday we WILL be in session for a snow make-up day!
The Lady Falcon Softball Team defeated Randolph Southern tonight 12-2!
The Europe travelers have safely landed in London!
The Europe group is boarded and ready to depart for London!
Spring Break is here! Everyone have a restful and relaxing time. See you in April!
Winter Guard competes in IHSCGA Prelims Today at Mt Vernon HS in Fortville at 1:20pm. The Force Indoor Percussion performs at 5:09pm at Carroll HS in Fort Wayne. Good luck to both groups!
The County Archery Meet is today at Monroe Central. WCHS archers will shoot at 11:00. Good Luck Archers! #FalconPRIDE
Congrats to Union County boys basketball on a great season!!! #TECpride
Hey Falcons! Help us celebrate your path to success by tweeting us a picture of your acceptance letters! Our class of 2018 is going to do great things! Let us start celebrating! #CollegeGo #FalconFuturesAreBright