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SEALED BIDS will be received by the Board of Education of Wayne Local Schools, Warren County, State of Ohio, at the office of the Treasurer, Wayne Local Schools, 659 Dayton Road, Waynesville, OH 45068, until 10:00 AM on April 1, 2014 and will be opened and read immediately for the Waynesville Synthetic Turf and drainage base installation. The bid specifications, and other bid information may be obtained from Jesse Catanzaro, Athletic Director Wayne Local Schools, and 659 Dayton Road, Waynesville, OH 45068.  The Wayne Local Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and all bids.  Bid notice can also be found at http://www.wayne-local.com/

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).

All students are to be in attendance.  This is due to the change in the OAA Testing schedule and the number of calamity days that we have incurred this year.

The Waynesville Athletic Boosters would like to thank the students, parents, and the community who came out last night to see the Harlem Wizards take on the team made up of Waynesville staff and community leaders.
Fans experienced a magical display of tricks, ball handling, fancy passing and dunks combined with high-energy comedy and audience interaction and participation. Special thanks go out to the players, coaches, and volunteers who helped to make the event possible. Huge thanks to sponsor Stone House Tavern.

Like most school districts Wayne Local has exceeded its 5 calamity days due to weather.  The long range forecast hints that we may have more calamity days in the future.  By utilizing the Ohio Department of Education’s Blizzard Bags concept; Wayne Local is immediately granted three (3) additional excused calamity days.  If the district has to be closed additional days for weather or unforeseen circumstances, per School Board Resolution; Blizzard Bags will be made available for students.  Students can either access the lessons online or they will be made available by the school as a handout to be taken home.  These Blizzard Bags will be required to be completed in order to makeup future days missed.  Each student enrolled in a course for which a lesson is posted or directly handed shall be granted a two-week period from the date of posting to complete the lesson.  If the student does not complete the lesson within this time period, the student will receive an incomplete or failing grade unless a reason sufficient to the teacher is provided.

Students without access to a computer shall be permitted to complete the posted lessons at school after the re-opening of school.  Students utilizing this option will be granted two weeks from the date of reopening to complete such lessons.  The district will provide access to district computers before, during or after the school day (provided that the equipment is available and accessible at those times) or may provide a substantially similar paper lesson in order for students to complete the assignments.

Blizzard Bag #1 will be used for  Wednesday,  February 5th as the district will be closed.  Students will have two weeks to complete the assignment.

Congratulations to WHS students and Ms. Joefreda!!!

The REDO Group at Waynesville High School was created after the school’s first “Respect Everyone Despite Odds” (REDO) day last school year.

This group of six enthusiastic and energetic teens led by guidance counselor Cathy Joefreda-Wells saw a need for increased awareness surrounding suicide in their school and community.

For September’s Suicide Prevention Week, the group carried out a series of school-wide awareness activities. These included large banners posted in the school and at the tennis courts, signage in the halls, and awareness exercises at lunch and throughout the day. For five days, the students led activities, unveiling a new approach each day. Suicide is not an easy topic to talk about but these youth took on the challenge offering up hope, friendship, kindness and help to fellow students in need.

The district is undertaking a fundraiser to upgrade our Football Field to a Multi-Sports facility

With the installation of sports turf many programs will benefit

  1. The Soccer games would now be played on the turf at the current Football Stadium
  2. The Band will be able to practice on a clean turf field with actual field lines
  3. Baseball and Softball will have a place to practice during the wet periods

There are several ways to participate:

$10,000 & Up Sponsors

*Includes recognition on larger slot yard lines and 8x8 brick, in game recognition announcement, field signage

$1,000 & Up Sponsors

Buy a yard line and have your name on the Recognition Sign

*Includes Name on a yard line recognition sign and 8x8 brick


Be a Brick Sponsor

One 4X8 brick with a minimum gift of $250    3 lines of laser text having 18 letters/spaces

One 8X8 brick with a minimum gift of $500    6 lines of laser text having 18 letters/spaces

Your personalized brick can be in recognition of students, alumni, families, corporations and organizations, etc

Our goal is to sell over 500 bricks and create an honorarium brick yard by the scoreboard area. Send a note to friends and let’s make this a national fundraiser.

Donate a brick and email your brick text to:


Brick Sponsors can use PAYFORIT and pay online

Copy this link to your browser and select the Wayne Local Fundraiser and help us complete this project one brick at a time.https://www.payforit.net/MakeItemPaymentEx.aspx

Congratulations to Lexi Howard, Chris Poole and Brandon Fowler for winning the Greater Cincinnati Stock Market game for the Fall.  The team competed against 340 teams in the region and over 1000 teams in the state and finished the 10 week investment challenge in first place.  The team made a profit of $32,000 in ten weeks of buying and selling stocks.
In the Spring the team will travel to the University of Cincinnati to compete for a trip to New York City.

The Warren County Combined Health District has issued a concern regarding the increase of the number of pertussis cases (Whooping Cough) being reported. 

-Cick here to view the statement


On November 26, 2013 the name of the Warren County Alternative School was officially changed to the John K Lazares Alternative School. The Governing Board of the Warren County Educational Service Center honored Mr. Lazares with this gesture because the school was his idea, he led the fundraising effort to build the school, and he has continued to support the students with his tireless efforts on their behalf.

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