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Open Enrollment for the 2015/2016 school year has been approved. Click here for applications and information regarding Open Enrollment. Applications will start being accepted Friday, 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.
For the 28th time the Project Excellence Committee of the Area Progress Council of Warren County will honor excellence in teaching within the public schools in Warren County. Project Excellence is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) foundation; funded solely through generous contributions of supportive Warren County individuals, industries and businesses. The two winners for Wayne Local Schools this year are Cady Bunn and Leah Hellemann.
Both Mrs. Bunn and Mrs. Hellemann are known for their impact on science education. Fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Bunn has long been connected to the elementary science fair. She has organized the event, obtained judges, and motivated students to enter a science fair project as a means to experience the scientific method first hand. Additionally this year, Cady has taken on the social studies curriculum associated with the new 4th grade social studies testing. A Waynesville graduate and former student told the committee that “Mrs. Bunn has a caring attitude, a willingness to impact student lives, while being enthusiastic.” Mrs. Hellemann is known for the ability to challenge her students. She is seen by students as genuine, authentic, and sincere as she models consistency and high commitment. She has a passion for her job and science.
Students have experienced many wonderful educational opportunities such as the Little Miami River Project and trips to the Caribbean. A Waynesville student told the committee regarding Mrs. Hellemann, “I never had a teacher push me to excel as much as she has.” This will be Leah’s last year at Waynesville High School; she recently submitted her resignation for the purpose of retirement to the board of education. There is a sign outside of Leah’s classroom that states – “Today I will…. Finish Strong!” Mrs. Hellemann has truly finished strong and we wish her much happiness with future endeavors.
Cady and Leah will be honored at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015. The awards begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner. The entire event is hosted and catered by the Warren County Career Center.
– DON’T FORGET TO VOTE
One of the issues on the ballot will be the Warren County Career Center replacement levy that was originally passed 35 years ago (1979). For more information go to www.supportwccc.org
School districts served by Warren County Career Center are:
Franklin, Kings, Lebanon, Little Miami, Springboro, and Waynesville
W.H.S. Theatre presents XANADU April 16-18 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students/seniors. They may be purchased in advance at W.H.S. or at the Box Office in the W.M.S. lobby starting at 6:00 on show nights. Seating is general admission, and the house will open at 6:30. Performances are held in the W.M.S. gym, 723 Dayton Rd.
The Gem City Sports Network will be broadcasting the baseball game, Thursday night, vs Versailles. It can be heard online at www.gemcitysports.com. Click on Listen Live and then click on radio 1.
The game will also be on demand, so anyone who would like to listen to the game but missed the live broadcast can listen to the game.
On Tuesday, March 24th Prosecutor David Fornshell met with our seniors to talk about turning 18 years of age. Eighteen is a magic birthday, a milestone into adulthood accompanied by great privileges as well as serious legal implications.
His talk focused on:
• Jury Duty
• Drinking Laws
• Criminal Charges
• Apartment Leases
• Military Service/Selective Service
Our students were attentive and absorbed this very important information.
In addition to being the Prosecuting Attorney for Warren County, Ohio; David is “Of Counsel” with Dinsmore & Shohl LLP. Prosecutor Fornshell graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law. Since becoming prosecuting attorney he has actively worked with Warren County Schools by providing relevant seminars and legal updates. We very much appreciate his willingness to share his time and expertise.
Congratulations to junior Kyle Wilson for receiving a Scholastic Art Awards National Medal. Kyle was a Gold Key Award winner at regionals, qualifying him for national competition. This month, a jury of art professionals selected Kyle’s photograph, Roll’n, to receive a Silver Medal Award. As a silver medalist, Kyle will be honored for his achievements in art in New York City this June. Over 255,000 artworks were submitted to the competition from across the country.
Do you love working with Children? Does science and/or hands on fun interest you? Are you 13 years of age or older (by 6/1/2015) AND a student living in the Waynesville School District? Could you use some extra money or community volunteer service hours? Apply to become a 2015 Staff Member for STEMulate Your Mind Camp!
June 8-12th is STEMulate Your Mind camp held in the Middle School!
What Are You Doing This Summer? June 8-12, 2015! Join Us for the third annual STEMulate Your Mind Summer Science Camp!
STEMulate Your Mind Camp is for this school year’s Kindergarten students through this school year’s 7th grade students! Wayne Local Schools will hold a STEMulate Your Mind Summer Science Camp for the very affordable price of only $95 per camper! Our STEM camp will encourage learning through hands-on activities instead of traditional lectures and worksheets. 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.