WCS Students Participate in Dual Enrollment Opportunities

Wayne Christian School offers the opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to participate in dual enrollment through both the College at Southeastern (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) and Wayne Community College.

Through a partnership we have with the College at Southeastern, our students can opt to take up to 24 college credit hours in history and English courses online through the college while they are enrolled at WCS. Because these courses are taught from a Biblical worldview, they satisfy our requirements for graduation, and students have the opportunity to count these courses towards their high school graduation requirements as well earn college credit. For students who are planning to go to college after high school, this is a great way to get a jumpstart on college requirements.

WCS juniors and seniors can also opt to take tuition-free career/technical education (CTE) courses through Wayne Community College. Courses are offered in business, agriculture, welding, automotive, and several other fields. Students earn college credit for these courses, as well as elective credit towards their high school graduation.

Garrett Renfrow has been a student at WCS since kindergarten and will graduate this May with 21 college credits after opting to take dual enrollment courses.

Senior Garrett Renfrow started taking classes at Wayne Community College last year as a junior, and will graduate from high school with 7 college classes (21 credits) already completed. He says “The best part of dual enrollment to me is the ability to get a head start on your career path and saving the money you would have to spend if you were to wait and go do the 2 years after high school. It’s a lot more stress and something to stay on top of but it is well worth the trouble.” Garrett plans to continue attending WCC next year to complete an associate’s degree in agribusiness.

High school students who are interested in dual enrollment should talk to Mrs. Ford about registering for these courses.

Upcoming Events

We’re packing a lot of experiences into the last 4.5 weeks of school!

  • Elementary Field Trips
  • April 28: Third Grade
  • April 30: Second Grade
  • May 4: Fourth Grade
  • May 11: Fifth Grade
  • May 14: Kindergarten
  • May 18: First Grade

Eighth Grade Career Fair: April 27

NCEMPT Test (Algebra II students): April 27

Beta Club and NHS Inductions: May 6 Students who are to be inducted have received an invitation.

Field Day (Kindergarten-8th grade): May 7 Parents are welcome to attend.

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 3-7

Spring Concert: May 11 More details coming soon

Elementary Fun Day: May 17 Parents are welcome to attend.

Kindergarten Awards: May 17

Baccalaureate Service: May 20

K4 Program: May 21

Kindergarten Graduation: May 21

High School Commencement: May 22

High School Exams: May 24-26

Last Day of School (Half-Day): May 26

To stay updated on our upcoming events, subscribe to our school calendar at https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0?cid=Y2FsZW5kYXJAd2F5bmVjaHJpc3RpYW4ub3Jn.

Moving In!

Yesterday evening, we received our official certificate of occupancy for the new STEM building! We’re busy today unpacking, stocking the labs, and prepping the area to start holding classes in the new lab spaces soon. Students from kindergarten all the way through high school will tour the new building next week. More details to come next week about a grand opening for parents to come see the STEM building.

Achievement Testing

Dear Parents:

Achievement Tests are coming up soon. Achievement Tests will take place on March 15-17 for all students in first grade through ninth grades. The purpose of this letter is to inform you about the tests, so that – with your support and encouragement – your child will do his or her best on the tests.

School will begin at 8:00 and the tests will begin at 8:30 each day. Once testing begins, the classrooms will not be disturbed in order to provide the students with an optimal testing environment. It is imperative that students be prompt for school each day and only miss school for sickness or emergencies. Please contact the office as soon as possible if your child misses a testing day. Students who are absent will be able to make up the tests in the afternoons only. If a student misses more than one day, they will not be able to make up the tests. We would greatly appreciate your support by scheduling doctor or dental appointments in the late afternoon to avoid having your student make up the test. In order for teachers to be able to quickly get students settled and begin their tests, we ask that parents schedule any meetings through the office.

Make sure your students get plenty of rest and understand the importance of these tests. They do not need to worry about these tests, but they should take them seriously. A student who is well rested and well fed and has a positive attitude about testing is best prepared for testing. 

Achievement Tests allow Wayne Christian School to evaluate a students’ progress and identify our academic strengths and weaknesses. Thank you for encouraging and supporting your child during the Achievement Tests. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact my office.


Luis Miranda

WCS Principal

Tuition Increase

WCS Parents,

We take seriously our mission to partner with parents and churches in the education of children, and so we wanted to share some of the factors of the tuition increase for the upcoming school year. Ideally, we would have held a parent meeting to explain the tuition increase. However, we want you to know that we do not take any type of tuition increase lightly.

We want to have the best school in our area. Research shows that the two main factors in providing top notch education are faculty and facilities; as such, these are two of our top priorities. To attract and maintain good faculty, we have to pay better and invest more in our faculty. In order to improve our facilities, we have to invest more into the repair and maintenance of our current facilities.  

Here are a few of the things we have planned:

Our goal is to make WCS accessible to anyone who wants to attend. We want everyone to hear the Gospel and learn how to think Biblically. If you would like to apply for tuition assistance, you may do so at factsmgt.com.

WCS Senior Earns Morehead-Cain Scholarship

UPDATE, March 5: Kendall informed us that she received the Morehead-Cain scholarship!

February 25–WCS Senior Kendall Leigh has spent the last few months applying and interviewing for the prestigious Morehead-Cain scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kendall has recently qualified as a finalist for the scholarship.

The Morehead-Cain scholarship provides a fully funded educational experience for students of the highest caliber at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Modeled after the Rhodes Scholarship, the Morehead-Cain provides a full four-year scholarship covering tuition, books, room and board, a laptop computer, and four summer experiences known as the Morehead-Cain’s Summer Enrichment Program.

The selection process for the Morehead-Cain is extremely rigorous, with only three percent of each year’s nominees selected as Morehead-Cain Scholars. High school seniors demonstrating exceptional impact and academic achievement from North Carolina and from select schools across the United States, Great Britain, Canada, and various other countries are eligible for the prestigious scholarship. Criteria for selection are:

  • Moral force of character
  • Leadership
  • Physical vigor
  • Scholarship

Kendall will have her final interview this weekend as the selection committee chooses the scholarship recipients for next year. Congratulations to Kendall on this accomplishment!

Youth Sports Registration Now Open

Wayne Christian Youth Sports Association has partnered with First Pentecostal Holiness Church of Goldsboro, NC to offer 2020 Basketball and Cheerleading.  Registration Ends Dec. 7th 7:00pm. Register at https://tshq.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=2044133.
Details Include:
League Administrators will us player assessments to build teams to be as competitive as possible.  WCS students will be divided amongst teams as equitably as possible.  Assessment Date:  Dec. 12th  9:00am to 12 noon  @ First Pentecostal Holiness Church Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro NC

 Two Spectators per player, masks required upon entry to gymnasium.

 Identified Entry and Exit points.

 $85 Fee includes Full Uniform-reversible jersey and shorts-Cheer outfit

 End of Season Banquet and Player Gift

Upward-Founded in 1995 out of a church in Spartanburg, South Carolina, founder Caz McCaslin had a passion for sports and a deep desire to reach his community. He created a sports experience that met the unmet needs of children and their families, focused on the sports experience and sharing the love of Jesus Christ. This vision for one community quickly grew into a team of individuals committed to supporting churches everywhere to maximize their unique resources and personalities to serve and meet the needs of their communities.
Today, there are over 2,800 Upward sports experiences across the U.S. serving hundreds of thousands of young athletes playing basketball, soccer, cheerleading and flag football. What began as a local, recreational basketball league focused on reaching the surrounding community with the message of Jesus Christ has grown into a nationwide movement helping churches use sports to engage their local communities with the gospel.

Contact Travis Stigge at tastigee@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Successful Youth Sports Soccer Season

By Jennifer Holley, WCS parent

It takes a lot of ingenuity, dedication, and creativity to construct a soccer league during a global pandemic. The Wayne Christian Youth Sports Association did just that this fall providing an opportunity for play, not only for WCS families but surrounding youth as well.  

“We have approximately 150 kids playing soccer, ages 3-14. Of those, about half are from different schools [non-WCS] or homeschool” reports WCYSA  President Travis Stigge.  “We wanted to have an opportunity to serve the community and open registration up to all kids regardless if they attended WCS.”

The vision was easy but hashing out the details was quite another feat. “Safety and being vigilant about the spread of Covid-19 is a top priority.  We encourage all our players to wear masks on the sidelines and social distance as much as possible. Coaches wear a mask at practice and games” reports Vice President of WCYSA Vice-President Lee Holley.

The overwhelming response also meant a need for volunteers for head coaches, assistant coaches, and team managers. “Thankfully, parents, teachers, and former coaches responded to meet the needs of our players and our community” Stigge states. 

“Coaching is very rewarding, especially when you can see improvement of a player over time and know in a small way you as a coach facilitated that growth,” said Frank Fryar, volunteer coach and secretary of WCYSA.  

The teams were mixed with players from schools all throughout Wayne County with some traveling from surrounding counties to participate. Players were grouped together based on their ages.  

Rosewood parent Vicki Lowery commented, “I appreciate Wayne Christian creating this opportunity for my children to play soccer, especially with virtual schooling and sports cancellations in 2020. They have enjoyed being part of a team again, and I like they are getting physical activity.”  

Although the season is drawing to a close now, the memories, character building, and refinement of soccer skills are the byproducts of all the efforts of the Youth Sports at WCS, volunteers throughout the community, and the hard work of each and every player.  WCYSA is currently exploring plans and ways to participate in winter sports.  For more information about Wayne Christian Youth Sports, check out the school website (www.waynechristian.org) or the Facebook page Wayne Christian School Youth Sports.

Schedule Update for Friday, November 13

Due to the rising flood waters on secondary roads and possible dangerous road conditions, and after consulting local authorities, Wayne Christian School and Childcare Center will operate on a 2-hour delay tomorrow, Friday, November 13. The late start will give our faculty and staff the opportunity to drive to school in the daylight. 

Morning extended care and the childcare center will open at 8:30 am, with K-12th grade classes beginning at 10:00 am. School drop-off will begin at 9:30 am. Middle school and high school students should report to third period to begin the school day. 

Based on reports of potential cresting of the Neuse River tomorrow afternoon, the childcare center and afternoon extended care will close at 4:30. Middle school basketball practices are canceled; however, we are planning to hold sports practices for high school teams (JV and varsity basketball). Parents, please use your judgement for your child’s attendance at practice. Coaches will communicate any changes to the practice schedule. We will evaluate the status of the JV Football Championship game in the morning. 

  • Childcare Hours: 8:30 – 4:30
  • Morning Care: opens at 8:30
  • Drop-Off & Temp Checks: start at 9:30
  • Extended Care closes at 4:30
  • HS Boys Basketball: 3:15 – 5:15
  • HS Girls Basketball: 5:15 – 7:15 (Coach Richards will provide updates if needed)