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The Area Progress Council of Warren County will host a primary candidates forum Thursday evening, April 24 at the OneStop (Old Court House) 300 West Silver, Lebanon from 6 PM to 8:30 PM.  The contested races are State Senate District 7, State Representative Districts 62 and 54, Warren County Commissioner, Auditor and Common Pleas Judge. The meeting is structured and candidates will be asked to answer specific questions within a specified time, it is not intended or designed to be a debate.  The forum is open to the public. No signs will be allow on the property. 

PLEASE RE-REGISTER YOUR CARD – IT ONLY TAKES A FEW MINUTES SEE LINK BELOW. Please forward on to anyone you think may be interested.
Thank-you partnering with Kroger for your fundraising efforts. The 2015-2016 Kroger Community Rewards Program begins May 1, 2015 and enrollment officially opened April 1, 2015. All supporters must re-register their card for the new program year.
Re-enrolling only takes a few moments and is completed in a few simple steps. To have your current supporters re-enroll:
1. Visit our website at www.krogercommunityrewards.com.
2. Sign in using your email address and password. If you have forgotten your password, just click on "forgot password" and a link will be sent to your email to change your password.
3. Enter your organization's five digit 82139 Wayne Local Schools number or the first three letters of the organization's name, click search.
4. Select your organization by clicking on the circle to the left of your organization's name.
Thank you for your support!

Pat Dubbs

Wayne Local Schools
Superintendent’s Message
March 28, 2014

Last week I attended the Mary L. Cook Library Board Meeting as part of a goal established between the school district and public library.  Earlier this school year library representatives attended a school board meeting as our guests; we reciprocated at the library’s most recent meeting.  The purpose is to strengthen the partnership between Wayne Local Schools and the Mary L. Cook Public Library.

Last November voters passed levy requests for both the school district and the public library.  Residents understand that both play an important role in the success of our community.  By working jointly we become stronger; we serve the same kids.  Our joint mission is to grow lifelong readers.  Literacy skill is a key driver of economic and social success for both individuals and communities.  It directly impacts access to learning opportunities, social and democratic participation, and obtaining higher income employment. 

You see public library staff in our schools from day one each school year.  They work with every grade level to focus on library skills and to better understand how a library works.  One program highlight is always the BATS (Bringing Authors to School) Program.  This year the joint venture brought author Mary K. Carson from Cincinnati to spend the day with Waynesville students and staff.  Our local book fairs and Family Book Nights contribute financially to the BATS Program.  The BATS Committee meets on March 31st to start the search for next year’s author visit.

MLC helps to prevent “summer slide”; if kids don’t continue to read during summer months reading gains made during the school year regress.  Over the years our summer reading data has been very impressive as students work hard to win incentive prizes.  Another outstanding program is the “Book Buddy” Program that couples HS/MS students with elementary readers referred by teachers or by parental request.  It’s an opportunity for the younger reader to receive specialized reading attention and to work with an older role model.

Linda Swartzel, Director of Mary L. Cook serves on the local selection committee for Warren County’s Project Excellence Program.  Each year two outstanding educators from Waynesville are recognized for their excellent performance.  Linda’s professional approach and contribution to the process is very much appreciated by me and Warren County’s Area Progress Council.

Our school libraries simply cannot match the buying power of the public library system; it is critical we reach out to one another and other community groups.  It’s sound fiscal sense for our schools and the library to work together; it’s a partnership that results in improved services for kids, makes better researchers, and ultimately lifelong learners.

In addition to books the community can benefit from various free services:  Teacher Services and Extended Loans for Teachers; Senior Citizen Services; Technology Services; Access to Community Room (at no charge); and Subscriptions to Local, Regional, and National Newspapers.  Each week you can read about upcoming events at MLC in our weekly Good News Friday.  We appreciate our local public library and I encourage everyone to take advantage of its excellent facility and resources.  For more information, please visit their website http://www.mlcook.lib.oh.us/

Pat Dubbs
Superintendent of Schools

Thomas Turner was honored as the Volunteer of the Year by the Coffman YMCA on Thursday, March 13th at Sinclair Community College. Thomas was one of twenty people honored at this very special banquet with over 430 people in attendance.    The Greater Dayton YMCA’s chose one person and Thomas represented not only the Coffman YMCA but also Waynesville High School.  Thomas was introduced by YMCA CEO who said the following:


On Friday, March 14, 2014, the Waynesville Concert Band attended the OMEA District 13 Large Group Adjudicated Event at Madison High School.  They performed Trombone King March, The Phantom Herd, and Shaker Variants in front of three judges and a crowd of supportive relatives and friends.  The band was then ushered to the sight-reading room where they were given a total of eight minutes to look at a piece of music they had never seen before being required to play it in front of a fourth judge, concentrating on making as few errors as possible.  When the sc

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.

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