High School News

The Lady Spartans basketball team would like to thank all of the drivers and Lebanon Ford for making the event happen, despite the rain. The event had over 300 drivers show up and is the largest turnout ever for the test drive in Waynesville.

 Once again thanks to Lisa Cryder and all of her workers on a great event!!!!!

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Class Officers for 2013-14 attended the Anthony Munoz Leadership Conference at Xavier University Cintas Center on Wednesday, October 9. Throughout the day, students were challenged to become "Plugged In" to make a difference in their community. In addition to listening to Mr. Munoz, students heard motivational messages from John Herman and Ben Crawford, founders of Epipheo, a digital storytelling firm; Nick Jackson, national spokesperson for UGIVE.ORG; and April Kirby, a Pan-Am and World record holder for the U.S. Paralympics Swim Team.

Congratulations to the Waynesville Spartan Marching Band as they have been named "Band of the Week" by Channel 7.

Levy represents a quarter of district budget.

WAYNESVILLE — In an effort to ensure fiscal stability and minimize its impact on taxpayers, Wayne Local Schools is seeking renewal of an operating levy this November. 

Read more Dayton Daily News Article Link:  http://www.mydaytondailynews.com/news/news/wayne-local-schools-seeks-november-levy-renewal/nZ6N4/

Lebanon Ford and The Lady Spartans Basketball teams are sponsoring a test drive of Ford cars and trucks on Saturday, October 19th from 8:30 a.m to 2:30.  

Lebanon Ford will be bringing up new cars and trucks (14 total) for anyone over the age of 18 with a valid drivers license to test drive.

We will be conducting the test drive in the Middle School Parking lot and you will drive a specified route around town.

If you are interested in helping out the teams, please see any girls basketball players grades 7-12 or email 

tgabbard@wayne-local.com

Thanks for your support

Congratulations to WHS senior Adrian Nieto for his second place finish in the Waynesville Merchants Association's Second Saturday Street Faire Photography Contest! The contest was judged by renowned local photographer David Kelch of WrenWorks. Mr. Kelch advised Adrian that he would have selected another of Adrian's three entries as a fourth place finish as well! 

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All new in the Middle/High School this year, we will be rolling out our new Specialty Bar this Wednesday with weekly offerings including; Chipotle Day, Italian Day, Pick 2 Day, and Loaded Baked Potato Day just to name a few.  Check out the new menu online and then come try it out!!  Price for lunch from the Specialty Bar is $3.25.

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Ms. Powell will be instructing Digital Media Arts, Yearbook and College Essentials.  Before coming to Waynesville Ms. Powell taught at South-Western City Schools, Grove City, Ohio.  She also has instructed and lectured at The Ohio State University’s Department of Art.  She is a freelance artist and an accomplished photographer.  Ms. Powell has created a yearbook website and attended our first home football game.  The following link http://www.mightymightyyearbook.com captures the spirit and fun of Fall Friday Nights in Waynesville.

 

Welcome Ms. Powell to the Spartan Family.

Pat Dubbs


Superintendent
Wayne Local Schools
Superintendent’s Message
September 12, 2013

Wayne Local Schools has a continuing RENEWAL levy on the November 5th ballot to continue to fund the day-to-day operation of our schools.  The millage proposed in this RENEWAL is the current amount you will be assessed in 2014.  The dollar amount generated is $3.3 million and this amount represents ¼ of our general operations fund.  No New dollars are being asked for by this levy renewal.

This renewal is necessary to continue providing excellent education for the students of Wayne Local Schools.

Our schools have produced QUALITY results:

  • 9 consecutive years excellent or better on ODE grade cards
  • This year Wayne Local is in the top 8% in Ohio on the district performance index rankings released by the Ohio Department of Education.
  • U.S. News and World Report awarded Waynesville High School a national silver award; ranking WHS #53 of 892 high schools in Ohio.


Our district is ACCOUNTABLE to our stakeholders:

  • Wayne Local passed the existing levy on February 3, 2009; promising the community not to seek additional dollars.  The district has kept that promise.
  • Wayne Local continues to control costs
  • Starting in January of 2014 employees will use a high deductible health insurance plan provided by the district’s Board of Education to combat rising health care costs.
  • WLS spends 22.4% less than the state average for all school districts.  When compared to districts deemed similar by the Ohio Department of Education we spend 7.5% less.

ROLLBACK

  • On June 30, 2013, Gov. John Kasich signed a new budget bill.  Included in this bill was elimination of the 12.5 percent pick up of local property tax bills by the State of Ohio.  Under the “rollback” system the local owner pays 87.5 percent of local property tax bills.  The rollback was created in 1971 when the state income tax was established; the state agreed to pay the 12.5 percent of property tax bills in exchange for the additional sales tax.  In 2005, the rollback was eliminated on commercial property.  Under the current rollback program, the state pays the first 10 percent of the tax bill for all property owners plus 2.5 percent for owner-occupied homes.
  • It is important to understand that the state will continue to pay the 12.5 percent on all existing levies and theirRENEWALS but will no longer subsidize new levies.
  • The PERMANENT RENEWAL of our levy in November will permanently lock in the 12.5 percent savings by the local taxpayer.

VOTING

  • To vote in the November 2013 election, you must be registered by October 7, 2013, and be 18 or older on or before Election Day, November 5th.
  •  If you have moved or changed your name , please make sure to update your voter information before October 7th.  You can do that online now through the Secretary of State: https://olvr.sos.state.oh.us/ovru/Modify.aspx
  • To update your Ohio voting address using the online system, you must supply all of the following information:
  • Ohio driver’s license or state identification number
  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Last four digits of your Social Security number
    If you do not have any portion of the required information, click here to update your voting address using our paper form. Once you complete this form, you must sign and send it to your county board of elections.

    Note: You cannot use the “update online” function to change your name. In order to change your name use the “Click to Download Form” link below and submit it to your local board of elections

http://www.sos.state.oh.us/sos/upload/elections/forms/4010.pdf

Pat Dubbs
Superintendent of Schools

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