Elementary School News

This schedule will start Monday, February 2, 2015
Because of the adverse weather this winter the school district has to make adjustments to our calamity plans.
Schedule Adjustments for Two-Hour Delayed Openings 2014/15 school year:
Wayne Local will refer to a 2 hour early childhood schedule as Plan “B” Kindergarten and Preschool.  Plan “B” A.M. Half-Day Kindergarten and Preschool will begin two (2) hours late and remain in school for two hours.  These students will leave school one-hour later than usual.  School transportation will pick your child up two hours later than normal and bring your child home one hour later than normal.  Plan “B” P.M. Half-Day Kindergarten and Preschool will begin one (1) hour late and remain at school for two hours, dismissing at the regular time.  School transportation will pick your child up one hour later than normal.  Your child will be delivered home at the normal time.  Plan “B” Full-Day Kindergarten will start two hours late and dismiss at the regular time. School transportation will pick your child up two hours later and deliver them home at their normal time.
AM K/Pre K/Pre-School                  10:30-12:30  PM
PM K /Pre-School                           1:30-3:30  PM
All Day                                             10:30-3:30  PM

Schedule Adjustments for school cancellations 2014/15 school year:

As of January 30th District wide we have missed 4 days of instruction.  The next day will be our 5th day.
On the 6th, 7th, and 8th day of cancellation we will use Blizzard Bag # 1, 2, and 3.
The 9th day that is cancelled will be made up on Monday, April 6, 2015.
The 10th day that is cancelled will be made up on Friday, May 29, 2015.
Any cancellations beyond this will have to be made up at the end of the school calendar. Starting the week of June 1st as needed.

It is always important that parents and students have secondary plans ready in case school is delayed or cancelled.  The decision to cancel or delay is always a decision made using multiple factors.  Any time parents are concerned about student drivers being on winter roads; I strongly encourage you to put your child on a bus that day.  Please call the transportation department at 513 897-8511 so we can accommodate your child on those days.
Be a Spartan S.T.A.R.
(Standing Together – Acting Responsibly)

Waynesville Elementary School is committed to creating a positive environment for all students. Each month your child will have the opportunity to be chosen as a Spartan Star. To be a STAR the students must follow the school’s overarching rules - be ready, be respectful, be responsible, and be safe. The other component of being a star is being a buddy….not a bully! If chosen as a STAR, your child will have their picture taken with other students from their grade level and hung on our building Spartan Star bulletin board. They will also be given a certificate of recognition signed by the building principal and given a Spartan Star bracelet. In addition, they will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a Spartan T-Shirt.

Rather than spending time focusing on the negativity of bullying, we want to focus on the positive! We have had fewer reported bullying incidences this year due to the positive environment this program has created. We are planning an elementary school Spirit Week for the week of December 15th. We hope you will make a great effort, along with us, to encourage your child to participate in the school’s Spirit Week Activities listed below. In addition, we hope you will take the opportunity to talk to your child about the importance of them being kind to others. Let’s work together to encourage our students to be SPARTAN STARS!
  • Monday 12/15: Team up to stop bullying – Dress to support your favorite SPORTS TEAM
  • Tuesday 12/16: Being a buddy is no sweat – SWEATSHIRT & JEANS DAY
  • Wednesday 12/17: Be a STAR and “Sock it” to bullying– CRAZY SOCK DAY
  • Thursday 12/18: Be a buddy and put bullying to rest – PJ DAY (school appropriate)
  • Friday 12/19: Hats off to our STARS! - HAT DAY

Tomorrow we will have our first ALiCE drill for all students at WLS.  Alice is a program we adopted in 2013-14 for the safety of our students and staff.  The components of ALiCE include:






We will be having drills throughout the year to help train and prepare students for such an event.  We will NOT be using counter or evacuation in tomorrow’s drill.

K – 5th Grades

Saturday 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 12/27, 1/3

9:00 – 10:00am in High School Gym

Performance Tuesday 1/6 during Home Varsity Game during halftime

Cost: $30

The goal of Little Dribblers Program is to introduce and reinforce fundamental basketball skills at an early age while doing it in a fun atmosphere.  Players will learn a ball handling and shooting routine that will be performed during halftime of a boys’ varsity basketball game.  We ask that players attend at least two sessions to perform.  All players will receive a Spartan Basketball Shirt.  Little Dribblers is open to both boys and girls. 

Parents and students will report directly to classrooms on Back-2-School night.

Monday August 18th Grades 1-5 Schedule 
1st Grade  5:00-5:30 PM
2nd Grade  5:15-5:45 PM
3rd Grade  5:30-6:00 PM
4th Grade  5:45-6:15 PM
5th Grade  6:00-6:30 PM 

Tuesday August 19th Kindergarten Schedule
AM Kindergarten 5:00-5:30 PM
All Day Kindergarten 5:15-5:45 PM
PM Kindergarten and AM Pre-K 5:30-6:00 PM


Congratulations to Ashley Tudela, third grade student in Mrs. Keeton’s homeroom!  Ashley is the daughter of Mark and Jenna Tudela.  Ashley scored first out of all Gr. 2-6 students in the Wayne Local School District.  She scored 25th in the state of Ohio for ALL grades, and she scored 2nd in the state of Ohio for Third Grade.  Ashley is shown here with Mrs. Keeton, her Mother, Jenna,  and program coordinator, Devin Thomas.

‘First in Math’ is supported and funded by Wayne Local School District.  While the emphasis is on the improvement of numerical fluency and mathematical skills, each activity is also designed to strengthen problem-solving, reasoning and communication skills. Modules parallel each other; completing Game 1 of any Skill Set unlocks a multitude of Bonus games geared to that skill level. The program features a Competition/Rankings component to provide motivation and sustain high activity levels. As students play, they earn virtual award "stickers" that accrue to their personal and classroom score.

Science Fair

Including 4th grade students and all 5th grade students, our Elementary Science Fair was a huge success-great projects and presentations.  We had 153 students participate in the Science Fair this year. We had 106 Superior, 43 Excellent, and 4 Good.  We want to thank the following Judges for their time and expertise in evaluating our projects:  Doug Atkins, Mollie Bailey, Josh Beam, Lauren Beckett, Charnelle Bees, Beth Ann Blankenship, Pam Brooks, Brian Bunn, Lauren Bunn, Jim Byers, Police Chief Gary Copeland, Austin Corder, Elizabeth Evans, Jim Evans, Sean Falkowski, Sharon Farr, Lisa Greely, Ann Handle, Dave Johnson, Karen McGillivray, Dr. Dan Michaels, Tom Michner, Rick Muterspaw, Theresa Osborn, Holly Papanek, Mitch Peters, Tammy Peters, Taylor Peters, Tori Peters, Ellen Powers, Luke Romick, Dawn Schroeder, Amy Stephens, Julie Stone, Larry Stone, John Tonkin, Pam Watkins, Katy Wells, Eric Wilms, Scott Worthington, Mary Young, and Michelle Zebell.

We also want to thank teachers Cady Bunn and Denise Hartzell for coordinating this entire event-well done!

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The 2nd Grade classes performed their musical, “Hats!” to a packed house on Monday evening. They traveled to Quaker Heights on Wednesday.  They learned some very important lessons including that it’s not the hat that makes a person special, but what’s underneath

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