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Waynesville Elementary enjoyed a special day with children’s author and illustrator, Will Hillenbrand.  Our students sat spellbound during his assembly presentations as he discussed the details and research involved in drawing his illustrations. Our students and staff would like to send a special ‘thank you’ to the Elementary PTO for their donations to our author visit and our "Find Treasures in Reading and Books" reading incentive.   Mr.

Ohio’s Next Generation Assessments

Ohio schools are gearing up to use new learning standards in 2014-2015. Ohio’s Next Generation Assessments will measure whether students are meeting expectations in the new learning standards to be ready for college and careers in the 21st century. The new state assessments for 2014- 2015 are computer-based and will require students to demonstrate knowledge through the skills of critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration.  To read more on –

What’s changing in state assessments? And when?

How will the assessments change graduation requirements?

Why the change? 

Click here.

The Wayne Local Hall of Fame exists to recognize individuals who exemplified excellence in two categories: 1) Academic Leadership (accomplishments while a student in the Wayne Local School District, and/or 2) Success and Citizenship (accomplishments after graduation from Wayne Local School District, or while an employee of the school district, or for other significant contributions to the school district).

Nomination forms may be picked up in the Superintendent's office or found on the Wayne Local website “Hall of Fame form”.  Deadline for forms is March 30, 2013. The recipients of the Hall of Fame award will be announced at the 2013 Wayne Local Alumni Dinner Saturday, May 25.

Mail the nomination form to Wayne Local Schools, Attn:  Pat Dubbs, 659 Dayton Rd. Waynesville, OH  45068.  Forms may be emailed to pdubbs@wayne-local.com  please cc hvoiles@wayne-local.com


This week the Ohio Department of Education officially released grade card information. Wayne Local was not a part of the “data scrubbing” investigation that delayed grade cards. Today the State Board of Education President sent a congratulatory email to Wayne Local. See text of email from State Board President, Debe Terhar and Supt. of Public Instruction, Michael Sawyers.

Dear Superintendent:

On behalf of the State Board of Education and Ohio Department of Education, we congratulate you on your district’s exemplary performance during the 2011-2012 school year. Achieving the ranking of Excellent with Distinction and Excellent for nine consecutive years on the 2011-2012 Local Report Card is a testament to the hard work and dedication of your teachers, staff, students, parents and community.

To recognize and celebrate your outstanding achievement, you are receiving in this message a graphic that you can start using immediately on your website. In March, you will receive a 2’ x 3’ vinyl banner to display in your district. We understand that the process to finalize the results for the 2011-2012 school year has delayed celebrating your success and we appreciate your patience.

Congratulations again on your achievements, and best wishes for continued success this school year!

-Debe Terhar 
State Board of Education

-Michael L. Sawyers
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
Ohio Department of Education

OGT  Testing Schedule

All sophomores will report to school at NORMAL time.

Freshmen*, Juniors* and Seniors* will have a TWO HOUR DELAY all week - Buses will run at normal time

*Some students will be required to attend academic intervention during the 2 hour delay and will be notified by 3/8/13

Ohio’s New Learning Standards

What is changing?
In 2010, Ohio adopted new, more demanding learning standards for students in math, English language arts, science and social studies. Ohio’s New Learning Standards allow for all kinds of learners to become well-prepared for college and careers. To learn more about what is changing, how will these standards be different, and why is the change needed click here.


Brooke Lipot and Rebecca Bowling finished in third place in the University of Cincinnati Stock Market Challenge last semester.  The team made a profit of over 15,000 in ten weeks to finish third out of over 400 teams.

Brooke received a check for $25 dollars and a certificate from University of Cincinnati Economic Education department.

Sessions begin after 7th period each day and end at 3:30.

  • All SOPHOMORES should attend.
  • Bring a pencil, paper, calculator, your brain, or other helpful tools.
  • These sessions are for YOU!  Make the most of the time you have to prepare!

February 25th  MATH-Room 23

February 26th

One of the most important educational decisions are made during the scheduling process!  Parent input is critical for success at WHS. Last year we had tremendous parent support with over 80% of our parents attending arena scheduling.  This year we hope to have 100% !

Arena Scheduling for 2013/14 will be on March 21st  from  5:00-8:00 p.m.


Girls’ varsity assistant coach, Steve York has recently been named District 15 Girls Assistant Coach of the Year for Division III.  District 15 is composed of 60 high schools covering southwest Ohio from Dayton to Cincinnati.  Steve has just finished his 20th year as varsity assistant here at Waynesville.  During 14 of those years he also served as JV coach where he compiled a record of 214 wins and only 66 losses with 8 JV league titles.  As varsity assistant, Steve has helped the varsity squad earn numerous league titles, sectional and district championships as well as a state final four appearance in 2005.  Coach York has also coached high school volleyball and golf during this time.  He is a 1982 graduate of Carlisle High School and earned his degree from Indiana University.  This is the fifth time he has won this award in has 23 years of coaching.  Congratulations to Coach York!!

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