Elementary School News

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Area Progress Council of Warren County and over 135 donors appreciate the quality of life and economic opportunities available to those who live and work in Warren County. They recognize that a quality education system is an essential element of this community. Excellent teachers are the key to the vibrancy and vitality of our schools. Their students are better employees, better leaders and better citizens.  Project Excellence, a public teacher recognition program honors excellent performance in the public schools and tangibly rewards those superior educators who impact our community's most valuable resource our children.  Two outstanding educators from each public school district in Warren County are annually recognized.  This year Sharon Beckett (1st grade teacher) and Pam Bullock (elementary intervention specialist) have been chosen to represent Wayne Local Schools.

Congratulations to Sharon Beckett and Pam Bullock

There will be an informational meeting to discuss adding A.L.i.C.E. to Wayne Local School District’s emergency operation plan on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 7:00 p.m. in the Waynesville High School Gym.

Channel 5 WLWT has done a media piece discussing some of the topics:
-Click here read the article 


Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate;
A.L.i.C.E. is an acronym that represents an alternative way of responding to a crisis through five concepts: Alert, Lockdown, inform, Counter and Evacuate. The A.L.i.C.E. training method emphasizes that the best way to survive an active-violent situation is to evacuate when the opportunity exists rather than simply lockdown and hide. If students and staff cannot evacuate then they should be educated about various options. The A.L.i.C.E. program will not call for armed teachers or staff members, and the district is not considering that option. Wayne Local continues to have a partnership with Waynesville Police Dept.; police officers are regularly on our campus. The A.L.i.C.E. program does not change anything about the way law enforcement responds to an emergency but it does teach students and teachers to take responsibility for their safety. In the past Wayne Local practiced an evacuation moving all students to off-site facilities in the Village of Waynesville. The next step of our planning is to introduce and practice age appropriate A.L.i.C.E. activities. On Thursday, April 10th the high school and middle school will go into our typical lockdown practice. Mr. Gebhardt will come over the P.A. and tell all students/staff that we are in a lockdown situation and that it is just a drill. Teachers will lock doors and get all students out of view from windows facing the hallway. Mr. Gebhardt will then introduce over the P.A. some A.L.i.C.E. principles; students will only listen. Mr. Gebhardt will then announce the drill is over. A “lock down” drill message will also be seen on the High School/Middle School message boards out front. The electronic boards are a part of our emergency procedures. The elementary will not participate in the April 10th drill. Early next year the district will add more components to our drills; including practice evacuations. The addition of A.L.i.C.E. puts the district in line with the other school districts in Warren County. Resources from the Warren County Sheriff’s Department have helped local school districts to revise and upgrade their emergency operation plans. District staff will go through training before starting actual practice activities with students during the 2014/15 school year. Please try to attend this very important meeting to learn more about A.L.i.C.E. Representatives from law enforcement will also be in attendance.

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Under the direction of Mrs. Andrea Stubbs, the 2nd  Grade class  performed their musical, “Big Beautiful Planet” to a packed house last Monday evening. It’s up to me, it’s up to you. Help this planet to stay evergreen, ever blue! This musical, penned by popular children’s songwriter, Raffi, celebrates our earth-our home, and the importance of working together. Students took their ‘show on the road’ to Quaker Heights on Wednesday, April 2. Enjoy the pictures!

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Parent Meeting
May 8, 2014
7:00 P.M.

Elementary Media Center
Topic: Waynesville Schools Gifted Identification and Gifted Service Plan Followed by Q & A Session

Please plan to attend!

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On April 4, 128 members of the Class of 2021, also known as the current Waynesville Fifth Grade Class, were honored in a DARE graduation ceremony.  Students had participated in this program every Friday for the past 11 weeks, under the leadership of Deputy Kelly McKay of the Warren County Sheriff's Department.  The program is based on the DARE Decision-Making Model:  Define the problem/challenge, Assess your choices, Respond responsibly using information you have learned, and Evaluate your decision (Did I make a good choice?).  Some of the lesson topics over the weeks in

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STEMulate Your Mind
Science Summer Camp
For Students in the Waynesville Community

currently in K - 7th Grades!

(Registration forms-Click here to view the pdf)

STEMulate Your Mind Camp is for this school year’s Kindergarten students through this school year’s 7th grade students!

Our STEM camp offers a daily combination of in-class discovery and exploration, outdoor/indoor games and physical activities, and hands-on applications of the scientific principles presented. Your child will be able touch, see, hear, smell and taste what science is really all about. We will use simple, real world science techniques that allow even the youngest of campers to enjoy our learning environment.

Campers create, build and assemble a variety of take-home projects while exploring how science affects the world around us. Children will have so much fun that they forget they’re learning!

Date for Camp: June 9 – June 13, 2014 at Waynesville Middle School!

Price: $95($47.50 is due to hold a spot and the remaining $47.50 is due on or before May 30, 2014.)

Camp hours: 9:00am–3:30pm

FREE childcare will be offered from 7am-9am then from 3:30pm-6pm.

Registration forms and payments can be turned in to the Middle School or Elementary School Offices!

Registration is Limited!!!

Don’t miss out!

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