High School News

Congratulations to our Scholastic Art Award winners!

The Athletic Hall of Fame Induction ceremony is scheduled for January 24, 2015 at 9:00AM at the Methodist Church in Waynesville. Tickets can be reserved (Adults - $20, Under 12 - $10.00) by calling Larry Nelson at 513-897-7700 or email at lcnelson13@gmail.com. Please note that on Saturday night, January 24, 2015 we will introduce all inductees at the Varsity Boys Basketball contest.
Athletic Inductees: Darren Amburgy, Mollie Stock Cali, Kelly Currin Diaz, Liz Shank, and Nick Steiner.
Special Inductee: Ron James

Kierstyn Cassidy is a Nominee for the JJHuddle/Bucknuts, Ohio High School Girls Swimming Athlete of the Week Award.Voting is live and will conclude at Noon on Monday, Jan. 19. You may vote as often as you like.

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Due to Cnotify being purchased; we are switching over to One Call Now:  Emergency Notification System.  Our phone number data base has been rolled over to One Call Now.  Anyone who was previously receiving phone calls will continue to receive phone call messages.  In order to receive text alerts regarding School Closings, Delays, or other Special Events/Circumstances you need to send a text to 22300 and in the body of the message put the word ALERT.  This will let One Call Now know that you want to receive text messages.  To receive email alerts please send your information to Jim Lucas at jlucas@wayne-local.com or call him at 513 897-7011.  Mr. Lucas can also address any questions or problem you encounter.  Please provide him with your name, phone number and or email if that is what you prefer.  Text messaging and emails will be received faster than phone calls; so we always encourage subscribers to also sign up for text and/or email.  We apologize for the inconvenience this switch may initially cause, overall we feel this change is a positive and the district looks forward to providing this quality service.

The statewide Safer Schools hotline offers a way for students and others to report potential school safety issues anonymously.  It accepts call or texts 24 hours a day.  And it is free.
Calls or texts to 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764) are answered by analysts in the Ohio Department of Public Safety- Office of Homeland Security’s Threat Assessment and Prevention unit.

(From Left to Right: David Hurley, President.; Danny McCloud, Member.; Sue Blair, Vice-Pres.;Brad Conner, Member; Dave Barton, Member)
The Ohio School Board Association and all its member school districts celebrate January as School Board Recognition Month.
The staff, students, and community of Wayne Local Schools say Thank You to our board members:  President Dave Hurley, Vice President Sue Blair, Member and Warren Career Center Governing Board Representative Dave Barton, Member Brad Conner and Member Danny McCloud.
Our local school board is one of more than 700 city, exempted village, local and joint vocational boards of education and educational service centers governing boards; committed to quality public education to Ohio’s school children.
Our five board members are elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for our public schools.  They represent the local community to ensure local control of our public schools.  Our school board has an impact on virtually every aspect of our schools.  It’s a huge responsibility and one not taken lightly by our five members.  Hats off to these dedicated public servants.  We applaud their vision, wisdom and voice to shape a better tomorrow.  Happy Board of Education Appreciation Month January 2015.

The Boys Basketball Game for 1/6/2015 vs. Preble Shawnee has been rescheduled for Saturday, 1/10/2015.
The Spartan Little Dribblers halftime performance has been also rescheduled for Saturday, 1/10/2015.

Notice is hereby given that the organizational meeting, the regular board meeting and the 2016 tax budget hearing for the Wayne Local Board of Education will be held on January 12th, 2015 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the High School Spartan Room 659 Dayton Road Waynesville Ohio.

Executive Session – 5:40 P.M.
Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 121.22(G)(1), the Board will adjourn to executive session for the purpose of considering the employment of an employee of the School District.

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

WLS Graduate Caleb Keeton named Capitol One Academic All-America First Team 

  • Academic All-MSC (league)
  • First Team All-MSC
  • 51 yd FG – School Record
  • 13 PAT in a single game – SR
  • 82 pts in a season – kicker – SR (second all-time any position)
  • 70 PAT in a season – kicker – SR

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