Elementary School News

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

Closes regular hours on June 20.
Summer Hours:
Wednesdays – 8:00-12:00

Closes regular hours on June 20.
Summer Hours:
Wednesdays, July 9, 23, and 30 – 8:00 – 12:00

Summer Hours:
Wednesdays, July 9 and July 16 – 9:00 – 12:00


Mini books to support K-3 readers during the summer

"Beach Bags" give parents an easy way to keep their children's reading skills sharp with fun summer activities arranged around five themes: weather, pets, transportation, food, and neighborhoods. Each downloadable Beach Bag includes two free "little books" you can print out at home, two related activities, a list of classic picture books for further reading, and suggested websites to explore. Beach Bags are offered free to all Ohio families by INFOhio and the Ohio Department of Education.

-Weather: http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Early-Learning/Third-Grad...

-Pets: http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Early-Learning/Third-Grade-Reading-Guarantee/Third-Grade-Reading-Guarantee-Family-Resources/Perfect-Pets.pdf.aspx

-Transportation: http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Early-Learning/Third-Grade-Reading-Guarantee/Third-Grade-Reading-Guarantee-Family-Resources/On-the-Move.pdf.aspx

-Food: http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Early-Learning/Third-Grade-Reading-Guarantee/Third-Grade-Reading-Guarantee-Family-Resources/The-Foods-We-Eat.pdf.aspx

-Neighborhoods: http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Early-Learning/Third-Grade-Reading-Guarantee/Third-Grade-Reading-Guarantee-Family-Resources/Whats-in-Your-Neighborhood.pdf.aspx

WLS email is temporarily experiencing email difficulties and hopefully it will be resolved ASAP.  If you need immediate assistance or need to reach a staff member, please call the main office of each building.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Central Office
(513) 897-6971
High School Main Office
(513) 897-2776
Middle School Main Office
(513) 897-4706
Elementary School Main Office
(513) 897-2761
(513) 897-8511

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Under the direction of Mrs. Andrea Stubbs, the 1st grade students performed their musical “Welcome to the Jungle”, Monday evening to a packed house in the Elementary Gym.  Family and friends enjoyed a wonderful evening of song and choreography as our jungle gang took us on a special African adventure that told a story of promises kept and friendships made. Enjoy the pictures!

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Open Enrollment for the 2014/2015 school year has been approved.  Click here for applications and information regarding Open EnrollmentApplications will start being accepted Thursday, May 1 at 8:00 a.m.  They must be hand delivered to the Superintendent’s Office.  Please make sure the application is filled out completely including the course request forms required for grades 6-12.  On the Open Enrollment information sheet you will find links to all the forms that are needed.


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:
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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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Patrick Dubbs

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