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Good News Friday, January 27th, 2017

Posted on: January 30, 2017


Join the Conversation (Part II)   Since the selection of LWC, Inc. at the December 12, 2016 board meeting we have collaboratively worked to develop a process to shape and maximize our facility planning at Wayne Local Schools.   Who is LWC Incorporated?  LWC provides comprehensive architectural interior design and planning services.  The firm is head quartered at 434 East First Street, Dayton, Ohio (across from Fifth-Third Field).  The firm is Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certified.  The firm’s record of excellent design solutions has been achieved in the following markets:

  • Primary and Secondary Education
  • Higher Education
  • Arts, Culture and Community
  • Healthcare
  • Historic Renovation

LWC’s proximity to the Waynesville community allows their team to provide responsive client service to all our project related matters.  From the very beginning LWC has shown sensitivity to the additional scrutiny of projects that are funded by public dollars.  Taxpayers want every assurance that their dollars are spent in a prudent and responsible manner.  The LWC team is working with the Board and Administration of the district to meet that expectation.   Our community forums were designed to help us determine a course of action to address our aging school buildings that are not up to current standards when it comes to student learning and accessibility compliance.  We want to spend taxpayer dollars wisely as we determine whether to repair, renovate, or rebuild our individual buildings.   Forum participants were presented numerous aspects of facility planning; we asked how important each aspect was to them.  Using a 10 point scale, 10 being “extremely important” and 1 being “not important at all;” respondents identified four (4) critical expectations related to facility planning.  

  1. Safety/Accessibility:  Our buildings need to keep safety at the forefront and provide American Disability Act Compliance for all students, staff and guests.  The average score was “9.3” and 71% of respondents ranked it as a “10.”
  2. Longevity:  The master facilities plan needs to last for multiple generations.  The average score was “9.2” and 73% of respondents ranked it as a “10”
  3. Value:  The Board of Education should select a master facilities plan that provides the greatest value for tax payers.  The average score was “9.1” and 67% of respondents ranked it as a “10.”
  4. Educational Purpose:  Providing a modern learning environment is essential for our students.  The average score was “9.1” and 57% of respondents ranked it as a “10.”

  These four (4) aspects become foundational in the work the Board, Administration and LWC produce moving forward.   Future updates to follow on our progress as decisions are made.   Yours in Education, Pat Dubbs, Superintendent of Schools

Congratulations to the following students for a job well done! Waynesville Elementary School Second Quarter Perfect Attendance and Honor Roll  

Perfect Attendance: Kindergarten:  John Baker, Jayce Becker, Macy Benton, Megan Bridgman,  Laila Capozzolo, Cole Carmichael, Tyler Cinnamon, Dakota Collins, Lucas Faulstich, Jessica Ford, Reagan Jacobs, Sam Landoll, Cason Layne, Ethan Mast, Abigail Morrison,  Bennet Post, Addison Rainwaters, Wyatt Raymond, Michael Rosato,  Brynley Russell, Riley Sandy, Ava Smead, Toshi Smith, Dalton Taylor, Asher Voiles  

First Grade: Isabelle Anticoli, Mac Arlinghaus, Christian Bagley, Annie Blank, Jeremiah Conley, Kayla Coomer, Jack Cooper, Jacob Federle, Hannah Finegan, Hunter Fullenkamp, Morgan Fullenkamp, Owen Galser, Ethan Graham, Gavin Gregory, Braylon Hammett, Leland Henry, Ethan Hughes, Kyla Kline, Gregory Marlow, Zoe Miller, Vincent Papetti, Brooke Patterson, Cora Roberts, Nixon Smith, Matthew Steiner, Ace Stewart, Corinne Suittor, Lyla Szeliga, Jake Todd, Luke Wiley, Reese Williams  

Second Grade: Carter Almeter, Autumn Norman, Ross Barrett, Jake Click, Isaiah Conley, Macy Conley, Evan Duff, Jacob Fessler, Macy Leopold, Kate Lundy, Elizabeth Matthews, Hailey Newdigate, Savannah Patterson, Cullin Shaffer, Kayleigh Stanfield, Rusty Stephenson, Hayden Walters, Anya Whitt, Kaitlyn Youtsey  

Third Grade: Jack Anticoli, Abby Baker, Loti Baker, Ruary Barrett, Ella Biscardi, Zedie Click, Lilly Ford, Kaitlyn Hanshaw, Josianne Holman, Kohl Johnson, Taylor Johnson, Carson Kiley, Bryson McNamara, Sammy Meeks, Mia Muterspaw, Grace Royalty, Ryan Sauby, Kelby Shaffer, Maggie Stephenson, Emma Wilkerson  

Fourth Grade: Cassidy Adlesh, Blake Amburgy, Decker Atkins, Hailey Black, Luke Bulach, Lina Capozzolo, Wyatt Clements, Chloe Coppock, Madison Flannery, Oriah Foley, Kelcie Grayson, Owen Hoppe, Hannah Kronenberger, Levi Leach, Garrett Lundy, Owen Malcolm, Kaytlyn Meeks, Elliana Miller, Alex Mills, Kami Myers, Ryan Palmer, Jake Philpot, Aleigha Post, Caleb Price, Lauren Rieger, Ellie Ripperger, Aubrey Steele, Owen Strong, Caleb Sullivan, Gavin Trammell, Meghan Wages, Xavier Walker, Livvy Walters, Ashleigh Weaver, Avery Whitaker, Baylee Williams, Tara Wilson, Alena Wooldridge  

Fifth Grade: Cody Coffman, Aleah Dietz, Riley Doyle, Haley Favorite, Elijah Federle, Sean Foley, Maria Gill, Emme Greely, Adriana Gregory, Carson Hively, Connor Huffman, Kinley Kiley, Mason Lauffer, Elijah Manley, Lexi Marshall, Dominic McClure, Jonathan Middlesworth, Laini Muterspaw, Eva Myers, Adam Papanek, Molly Pearson, Riley Pond, Riley Jo Shinkle, Isaac Squire, Tyler Steinbrugge, Emily Traufler, Ben Wages, Nick Warren, Kayann Whitt, Gabe Wooldridge  

Honor Roll Second Grade: Oliver Abney, Madisyn Adlesh, Griffin Armstrong, Autumn Atkins, Shayne Baker, Kendra Ball, Zoe Barkalow, Ross Barrett, Sage Beck, Collin Bennett, Porter Boarman, Brayden Bouchair, Ava Bridgman, Kara Brown, Lola Bulach, Camdyn Burton, Emma Capozzolo, Caden Coffman, Isaiah Conley, Macy Conley, Jason Cooper, Keenan Crompton, Peyton Davis, Baya Dixie, Evan Duff, Christopher Duncan, Ryley Ellis, Izzy Epperson, Jacob Fessler, Kloe Frankenberg, Max Frizzell, Annie Harris, Hayden Harrison, Molly Hatch, Paige Hines, Maya Hoppe, Noah Hymer, Steven Isaac, Kaleb Johnson, Nick Johnson, Dillon Kirk, Macy Leopold, Kate Lundy, Wyatt Miller, Ben Nelson, Hailey Newdigate, Savannah Patterson, Cole Rice, Owen Rose, Cullin Shaffer, Walter Shelhamer, Audrey Smith, Rusty Stephenson, Ayden Stewart, Maia Stewart, Mac Sullivan, Greggory Tackett,  Macy Todd, Hayden Walters, Jayden Walters, Reese Warren, Anya Whitt, Bella Williamson, Wyatt Wuerstl, Garrett Young, Stella Young, Kaitlyn Youtsey  

Third Grade: Sam Anderson, Jack Anticoli, Lillian Aunspaw, Abby Baker, Lori Baker, Carson Ball, Ruary Barrett, Maddie Berens, Kate Berrey, Levi Billett, Ella Biscardi, Dominic Boulware-Dermer, Bella Bradley, Abby Buck, Amelia Bunch, Ian Byerly, Ashlyn Callahan, Luke Castor, Adam Christman, Jayden Clark, Zedie Click, Olivia Coffman, Maddy Combs, Ava Constable, Arianna Corwin, Taylor Dartnall, Landon Dougherty, Hannah Ellis, Nicholas Feldhaus, Rachel Finegan, Lilly Ford, Brayden Green, Cody Gunn, Kaitlyn Hanshaw, Jayda Hapner, Isabelle Hardin, Vincent Hazen, Josianne Holman, Kohl Johnson, Taylor Johnson, Carson Kiley, Madeline Kolaczkowski, Connor Larson, Cali Layne, Evelyn Malcolm, Tate Manley, Drew Martini, Kate Matt, Sylvia Moffitt, Shannah Morgan, Mia Muterspaw, Sam Papanek, Raven Pendergraff, Savannah Pond, Meghan Potter, Sam Rosato, Grace Royalty, Addison Russell, Ali Schuette, Zevin Sesslar, Kelby Shaffer, Ryan Spencer, Megan Squire, Corey St. Pierre, Mason Stachler, Maggie Stephenson, Audrey  Stewart,  Andrew Stupp, Blake Suittor, Maria Syvertsen, Ellie Taylor, Charles Turner, Claire Tussey, Ava Walbe, Chase Wical, Logan Wical, Dillon Wiley, Emma Wilkerson  

Fourth Grade: Lucas Achard, Cassidy Adlesh, Marshawn Allen, Owen Almeter, Alex Amburgy, Blake Amburgy, Decker Atkins, Mason Ayers, Dylan Baker, Jackson Baker, Logan Bentley, Brody Bingle, Hailey Black, Carson Blevins, Ayden Boos, Bradley Cooper, Catherine Brodbeck, Luke Bulach, Owen Burton, Preston Callahan, Kiersten Campbell, Lina Capozzolo, Josh Christman, Wyatt Clements, Samantha Corwin, Dana Cummins, Luke Curry, Schoen Derrick, Belle Dimbath-Dahnke, Madison Flannery, Abigail Foley, Oriah Foley, Joel Frederick, Brooke Fullenkamp, Kelcie Grayson, Ava Hallows, Ethan Harris, Addie Harrison, Baxter Hartsock, Owen Hoppe, Bella Hughes, Caleb Ingle, Nick Johnson, Hannah Kronenberger, Lynsie Kuhns, Aiden Larsen, Garrett Lundy, Bryanna Mahoney, Owen Malcolm, Katie McKeehan, Lacey McMullen, Kaytlyn Meeks, Stephen Meier, Evan Mender, Elliana Miller, Aiden Mortara, Devin Myers, Ryan Palmer, Taylor Patterson, Jake Philpot, Kellen Philpot, Aleigha Post, Cadence Reno, Grayson Reynolds, Dakota Ridinger, Lauren Rieger, Ellie Ripperger, William Rubiera, Austin Schram, Lily Sesslar, Russell Sherod, Henry Smith, Baylie Snyder, Aubrey Steele, Alaina Stricker, Owen Strong, Caleb Sullivan, Savanah Taylor, Griffin Terry, Amanda Tudela, Wade Von Handorf, Meghan Wages, Olivia Walters, Celtan Walton, Ashleigh Weaver, Morgan Wenzler, Baylee Williams, Erica Williamson, Sophie Wilson, Tara Wilson, Alena Wooldridge, Cabot Worthen  

Fifth Grade: Abram Bailey, Connor Berrey, Samantha Boswell, Mira Bouchair, Caleb Bowman, Josh Buck, Abgail Butterbaugh, Cody Coffman, Zyra Crume, Nick Denier, Aleah Dietz, Trent Dolle, Marlissa Earnhart, Olivia Feldhaus, David Fessler, Hannah Fleshman, Sean Foley, Peyton Frederick, Maria Gill, Riley Glaser, Emme Greely, Sara Green, Jordan Hanshaw, Addison Hardyman, Jessse Hardyman, Eden Harper, Kyla Harvey, Carson Hively, Connor Huffman, Katherine Justice-Cummins, Sophie Kuntz, Emma Landoll, Mason Lauffer, Jillian Layne,  Olivia Maddox, Addyson Magrino, Elijah Manley, Lexi Marshall, Lauren Matre, Jonathan Middlesworth, Laini Muterspaw, Robert Myers, Ransom Neal, Elizabeth Nichols, Adam Papanek, Audrey Pearson, Camryn Pennington, Riley Pond, Megan Rainwaters, Sarah Ray, Maddy Runyon, Reagan Russell, Daniella Scamorza, Riley Jo Shinkle, Stephan Smith, Isaac Squire, Tyler Steinbrugge, Caroline Stupp, Spencer Thompson, Emily Traufler, Ben Wages, Nick Warren, Kayann Whitt, Carson Whittamore, Matthew Wilkerson,  Lorin Winterbotham, Brooke Woody, Gabe Wooldridge

**High School Honor Roll Correction**  

Full Time CCP Student 1st Sem. Honor Roll 3.75 and up
James Schneider

FIRST GRADE FUN IN JANUARY   Our first grade is back in motion after a great Holiday break. Thank you to all who helped with our study of Holidays around the world. Our students “traveled” to many exciting destinations to learn about traditions and customs of other countries.   Some of our stops included, Israel and the study of (Hanukkah), Holland, Sweden, Mexica, Italy, Germany, Australia and France.  Students completed many hands-on activities while visiting these countries. Thank you for all the donations that helped make this a successful experience for our first graders at Waynesville Elementary.   For January, our lessons and activities have been about Chinese New Year, Penguins, Snow and Weather.   Our snow unit has been very interesting to complete with our higher than normal temperatures outside in Ohio. Maybe we will get some snow soon!   Our Math focus for January has been to continue our study of addition and subtraction to 20, word problems, telling time to the hour and half hour with both an analog and a digital clock, as well as learning about measurement.  We have been busy measuring two or more things using our non-standard units.   Thank you for taking the time to see what’s happening in our Fantastic First Grade!   Christy Turner, Sharon Beckett, Molli Janusik, and Krista Muterspaw,,,

K-5TH GRADE RESOURCE ROOM   This year has flown by while encountering some pretty amazing events and experiences. We are all gearing up to start the Ohio Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD) for grades 3rd-5th. The AASCD, is designed to evaluate the performance of students with disabilities for whom general assessments are not appropriate. The AASCD is aligned to Ohio’s Learning Standards - Extended and allows students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in an appropriately challenging assessment. Students are tested on a series of performance tasks. These tasks are designed to be accessible and engaging to students with diverse and significant disabilities. The alternate assessments can help identify whether students need extra support and practice in ELA, math, science, or social studies. Teachers and families can then work together to ensure that students receive the support they need (ODE, 2016). Please make sure you have your child get plenty of sleep, eat healthy, and encourage them to try their best.   For the last half of the year we will be learning about culture and differences, rainforests and habitats, recycling, earth day, ocean life, and getting ready to transition to the next grade level. On Earth Day the students will collect and pick up all of the trash around the elementary, middle, and high school. Our goal is to encourage others to throw trash away properly, and recycle. Students are learning how to be a responsible citizen, have manners, listen and following directions, while taking an active role and pride in their community. Each student will be assigned a special job and have the chance to earn play money for the trash they collected. This will depend on how hard they work, follow directions, and take part in the community project. Students have been participating in real world, hands on activities for reading, writing, math, social studies, and science. Students seem to learn best when it has a personal connection to them. We have been studying the solar system, fairy tales and poetry, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction, money, shapes, telling time, fractions, and word problems. Students have been reinforcing these skills daily and able to teach calendar to other students when they are chosen to be the leader. Calendar teacher is a special job and the students really seem to take ownership of the classroom when it is their turn.   Some of our students in the resource room will be transitioning over to the middle school. The students will be taking a field trip around 2-3 times a month to see the building and their new classrooms. There will be a graduation and an awards ceremony for the fifth grade students in the resource room at the end of the school year. We have been working on sensory integration and meeting the needs of the students in the resource classroom. I go with the motto “there is a reason for the behavior”. There is an underlying factor that often times we can’t see or figure out immediately what is going on with that student. Giving students choices rather than saying “I said” will help eliminate a lot of behavior, as well as think time, and space if needed. Often times if you take the time out of your day to figure out how can I help you and encourage a student to communicate, you can find out how they feel and what the issue is. Being flexible yet consistent also helps a child understand rewards, and consequences. Swinging on the swing, jumping on a trampoline, and sensory integrated activities that are meaningful will all help decrease behavior problems. Research now shows that behavior problems are decreased when exercise is increased.   You can find out more information about the AASCD here: You can also find other information about the Ohio Alternative Assessment by following this link: Mrs. Heather Kerns, Ed.D Room 111 Elementary Intervention Specialist Grades K-5th

ONE CALL NOW One Call Now is Wayne Local School’s Emergency Notification System.  It is used to contact students and school staff quickly and effectively by phone, email, and/or text message. You can receive phone calls, text alerts or emails regarding School Closings, Delays, or other Special Events/Circumstances. Text messaging and emails will be received faster than phone calls; so we always encourage subscribers to sign up for text and/or email.   To register, please send the following information to Kelly Miller at :  

  • If you are Subscribing or Unsubscribing
  • Phone number that is being contacted
  • Parent’s name and student’s name
  • Phone number that you can be reached at if we have questions
  • State your preference of notification:

 Phone call and text and/or Email You may also call Kelly Miller at 513-897-2776 X3007 or email her if you have any questions.

PROJECT EXCELLENCE NOMINATION FORMS DEADLINE FEBRUARY 24, 2017 It’s that time again to nominate an excellent Educator or an Innovative Teacher.  Remember the educator must hold a current teaching certificate and work at Wayne Local.  You can access the nomination form 2 different ways. 

  • You can nominate deserving teachers by completing the on-line form on the website – just click on - and click on “PROJECT EXCELLENCE NOMINATION FORM” to open –  complete the requested  information and when you hit “submit” the document will be emailed to Project Excellence in Lebanon. NOTE: nominations received that have the text area left blank will be discarded  “Text Area” What does this educator do that exemplifies excellence in teaching? Please be as specific as possible.  
  • If you prefer you may print the Project Excellence form for 2017 by clicking here.  This document can be mailed via US Mail – send to Area Progress Council of Warren County, Inc., Project Excellence Committee, P O Box 802, Lebanon 45036 or scanned and emailed to .   Nominations will close Friday – February 24, 2017.

SUB PARAPROFESSIONALS NEEDED   WLS is in need of sub paraprofessionals to work with our special needs children.  If you are interested please fill out the WLS Non-cert application.  You must have both your BCI and FBI background checks on file with WLS.  Please turn in the application at the Superintendent’s Office. *************************************************

Cathy Joefreda

Teachable Moment:
Do you know someone with a  Smartphone Addiction? From Drug Free Action Alliance     We jokingly talk about students being addicted to their smartphones, but in reality, it is no laughing matter. Cell phone addiction is real and can be destructive to the lives of those who truly cannot control their use. New research released by Common Sense Media tells us that parents of teens and tweens are now spending as much time on their phones as their children. About 60% of these parents believe their teens are addicted to their phones, but less than 30% of these same parents believe themselves to be addicted. In this same study, 56% of parents admit to checking their mobile devices while driving in the car with their children, while 51% of teens say they witness it. Dangerous in so many ways!  Take the quiz located at the following link.

Know! if You Have a Smartphone Addiction  For information on how to get help please click on the following link.  Help for Smartphone Addiction   (3/17) ADULTS MUST LEAD BY EXAMPLE.

ANGER MANAGEMENT Program beginning February 2017   An Anger Management Program is being offered to middle school and high school students starting late February. A Solutions Community Counseling prevention staff member will run this group and a permission slip is required. The group will run free of charge and will be held during the school day.  This program will teach your teen how to control his/her anger and improve his/her social skills.  This program will also help your teen communicate more effectively with peers and adults.  The group will run for 9 weeks starting late February.   Groups are forming now and may be gender mixed depending on number of students wanting to participate. Please go to for a permission slip. Please return your form by Feb 13. (2/10)

Amp up your future at TechOlympics 2017   Date: February 24th- 26th   TechOlympics 2017 takes place Feb. 24-26, 2017 at The Millennium Hotel, Cincinnati Ohio. Students that attend will be exposed to incredible opportunities that will help them become successful in the future and prepare them for the dynamic and thriving field of technology. Professionals from many industries and organizations across Cincinnati will guide students through technology-based challenges, discussions, and workshops to improve a wide range of skills.   

At TechOlympics, students will gain a competitive edge on their peers by developing their resume, personal brand, and interviewing skills.  Network with professionals from top local companies and colleges to discover internship and educational opportunities, and learn about hot topics in technology and use their skills to compete in a wide range of competitions. This opportunity is organized by The INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati, For more information, visit:   Important Student Registration Deadlines: Friday, January 27, 2017 – Regular Registration ($150.00) Friday, February 3, 2017 – Late Registration ($175.00)    Register at: (1/27) Abby J. Shinkle Academic Planning 6-12

Senate Page Program   Senator Portman has been offered the opportunity to nominate a Senate Page for Summer 2017 – Session 1, which would run from June 12, 2017 – June 30, 2017.  The application deadline is February 27, 2017. Requirements for Selection

  • Senate Pages must be sponsored by a Senator
  • Pages must be citizens of the United States or subject to agreements of the Department of State, and must have a social security number
  • Summer Page eligibility is limited to students who have completed the sophomore year and who will be 16 or 17 years old on or before the date of appointment
  • Pages must verify a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a home school transcript and a certification of immunization to qualify for attendance at the school
  • A general health assessment completed by a licensed physician is required, in addition to a certification of immunization
  • Pages are required to be covered by health insurance; if not covered, they will be required to enroll in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program

The application and additional information about the program can be found at: (2/24) Abby J. Shinkle Academic Planning 6-12  

JANUARY IS APPRECIATION MONTH January serves as Appreciation month in Waynesville. All students grades 6-12 are writing letters of appreciation to one peer and one school employee. All letters will be delivered January 27th! Would you like to join in? Please feel free to write your child, school employee, coach, or another special person a letter of appreciation. Drop your school letters off to the main office in the high school and yours will be delivered along with the rest of the appreciation letters the students wrote over the past month.  Perform a Random Act of Kindness on January 27th (3rd annual Day of Appreciation).

ACT –SAT PREP OPPORTUNITIES Waynesville High School JUNIORS are scheduled to take the ACT college admissions test on April 19, 2017 at WHS, within the school day, free of charge.  This is a new Ohio law this creates great opportunity and can cut the cost of college entrance in half to a third of what it was previously.  To help prepare the Juniors for this test, WHS has implemented an ACT Review within the school day during the ETEH time frame.  However, if you feel your child could use extra prep, WHS recommends looking into the LEAProgram.   The LEAP (Learning Environment & Assistance Program) is another avenue to help your child prepare for the ACT.    The LEAProgram assists students to help meet their individual goals. There are many different categories to investigate, however the ACT prep session is highly recommended.  There are currently sessions available in Mason, Ohio.  The course consists of four – 2 hour strategy sessions: English, Mathematics, Reading/Science and Essay taught by top-notch math and English teachers. Each strategy session includes introduction to the ACT and SAT tests, explanation of strategies for particular questions, group practice of strategies, independent practice and question/answer time. The class also includes the administration of a three-hour multiple choice actual ACT test that is scored and students can keep for review. At the conclusion of the course, students will have completed at least 3 full ACT's and 1 SAT. Students must purchase The Official ACT Prep Guide.   Note that the fourth of the five classes will be 4 hours in length to allow for a full-length timed ACT administration. This is an actual ACT that is scored and students get to keep for further review.  All courses limited to 18 students, but they offer several opportunities each time to accommodate many students and a variety of scheduling needs.  It would be important to check dates for availability. Sessions are filling up quickly.  For more information go to   or e-mail Abby Shinkle Academic Advisor/ Career Rep. *************************************************

SPORTS NEWS Athletic Schedules: under Athletics  

All records and stats can be found at the SWBL website

Tips for Flips Tonight at Half time of the Boys Varsity Game!   For Tonight vs Northridge – Freshman tip at 4:30, JV at 6 and Varsity at 7:30 We will honor our Senior Swim team members before the Varsity game.  

LADY SPARTANS GET TWO MORE WINS!!!! The Lady Spartans basketball team moved their record to 16-0 with wins over Preble Shawnee and Madison this past week. On Saturday, the team defeated Preble by a score of 54 to 33.  The team had three players in double figures scoring but it was a team effort on defense limiting the Arrows to just 27 points. On Thursday, the team traveled to Madison and took control early by jumping out to a 15 to 4 lead after the first quarter.  Once again, the team defense was great holding Madison to 35 points in a 55 to 35 win.   The team will travel to Milton Union on Saturday in a game that will determine the league champion.  Tip-off is at noon for the JV, 1:15 for the Varsity  

JV Lady Spartans Basketball beat Preble Shawnee and Madison by Double Digits Waynesville resumed league play last Saturday with a home game against Preble Shawnee.  The JV jumped out to an early lead and built on it the rest of the game.  Their aggressive defense prevented the Lady Arrows from scoring in the third quarter and held them to only 19 points overall.  The Lady Spartans scored 32 points to win the game, and the scoring was pretty spread out among the players.  Carli Brown led the team in scoring with 8 points and 4 steals.  Leianna Flowers scored 6 points and dominated the boards with 10 rebounds.  Victoria Wheeland contributed 6 points and pulled down 6 rebounds.  Kenzie Purkey scored 5 points and had 7 steals.  Lynzie Hartshorn contributed 5 points, and Kenna Harvey contributed 2 points.  Kennedy Deters and Devin Phillips both put in strong defensive performances to seal the 32-19 victory.   Thursday night, Waynesville travelled to rival Madison to face the Lady Mohawks for the second time this season.  The Lady Spartans started slow offensively, but they let their defense do the talking as they battled their way back from an 11-4 deficit to tie the game up at halftime.  The second half was all Waynesville as their defense again held Madison scoreless in the 3rd quarter and led the team to a 35-22 victory.  Again, scoring was pretty spread out among the players with Kennedy Deters leading the scoring with 8 points and 6 rebounds.  Kenna Harvey contributed 6 points and 7 steals.  Kenzie Purkey and Carli Brown scored 5 points each and combined for 4 assists.  Leianna Flowers contributed 4 points and 5 rebounds.  Lynzie Hartshorn scored 3 points.  Victoria Wheeland scored 2 points and had 4 rebounds.  Devin Phillips pulled down 2 rebounds.  Kara Jenkins scored 2 points.   The JV is now 13-2 as they continue league play this Saturday at Milton Union.  Games start at 12 pm and 1:30 pm.  Come out and support the Lady Spartans!  

Boys Basketball Update   The Freshman basketball team lost 56 – 41 to Franklin last Friday.  The JV basketball team lost to Franklin 70 – 53 last Friday.  The Varsity team lost to Franklin 55- 47 last Friday.  The varsity returned to action on Saturday night and defeated Miami Valley School 66- 46.  Franklin Box Score Miami Valley Box Score All three teams return to action tonight at home in a league game against Northridge and travel to league leading Preble Shawnee on Tuesday.  

YOUTH VOLLEYBALL CLINIC and MINI-SEASON…MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Open to all 2nd-6th grade girls FREE CLINIC: Fri. March 10, 2017, 5:00pm-8:00pm LSYVB Mini-Season Practice Dates: Apr. 19, 24, 26, & May 1, 3. (Mondays & Wednesdays afterschool) 6th Grade Practices: 2:45-5, Grades 2-5: 3:30-5 Watch for the flyer/registration for BOTH the clinic and mini-season to come home with your daughter in early February! Questions Contact: Lisa Harvey,  

SPARTAN STADIUM BLANKETS! We have Waynesville Spartan stadium blankets for sale:  $20, proceeds benefit Waynesville Volleyball. Questions Contact: Lisa Harvey, Follow us on Twitter  & Instagram @VBSpartans  

DODGE BALL 2017 – Sponsored by the Waynesville Athletic Boosters Friday, February 3rd after the Varsity Boys Basketball Game.   Contact information: Lisa Cummins (  

The Waynesville High School baseball team will be sponsoring their Ninth Annual mattress sale on Saturday, February 18. Brand new, top quality mattress sets with full manufacturer warranties. Much higher quality for price than a retail store! All sizes, price ranges, delivery and free layaway will be available. Floor models will be on display at Waynesville Middle School from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 18. We will be taking orders and everything will be ready for pick up or delivery within 2 weeks.

Waynesville Athletic Family Passes are still available for purchase from the High School Office.            

Family of 4 = $200.00 Additional (Student/Children = $25.00 each)            
Adult Pass = $80.00            
Student Pass = $50.00  
If interested in purchasing a season pass, visit the high school office or contact the Waynesville Athletic Department at (513) 897-8756.  

Contribute to Waynesville Community Field: Our students have a high quality, outdoor artificial turf system available for practice and events.  Our durable surface provides superior playability with an excellent drainage system.  The natural looking aesthetics with long lasting performance will enhance our outdoor programs for years to come.  You can still support this project by making a lasting contribution.  $10,000 & Up Sponsors *Includes recognition on larger slot yard lines and 8x8 brick, in game recognition announcement, field signage $1,000 & Up Sponsors *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, in our honorarium brick yard by the scoreboard area. Brick Sponsors can use PAYFORIT and pay online .  Brick text can be emailed to    Advertise with Us There are numerous ways in which you can partner with the athletic department to promote your business or group. If you’re interested in connecting with people though Waynesville Athletics contact 513 897-8756 for details on available opportunities. Athletic Director Mr. Chip King WLS resident senior citizens (age 62 and over) are eligible for a free pass for all home sports events - Senior citizens who live in the Wayne Local School District can contact Helen at the central office for the passes. 897-6971 *************************************************

TRANSPORTATION SAFETY TIPS Regardless of weather conditions, students must be standing at the designated stop prior to the bus’ scheduled arrival.  

INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOOL CLOSING FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER   As we head into winter it is very important for parents to have back up plans in place for delays, early dismissals and closures.   We understand that our decision to open or close schools in bad weather has a big effect on families. We also understand that our students are better served by being in school. As always, our top priority is the safety of our students.  We will always try to make our decisions as early as possible.  Your child will feel safer if they know what they are to do in these situations.

BUS ROUTES For your convenience an alphabetical street name list with bus numbers is located on the Wayne Local website. *************************************************

WELLNESS WC Combined Health District Newsletter – Jan 2016 FLU SEASON Flu season has arrived and currently Ohio is listed as a state where the virus is widespread. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.   Flu symptoms: Fever or feeling feverish/chills; Cough; Sore Throat; Runny or Stuffy Nose; Muscle or body aches; Headaches; Fatigue   Flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby.   You may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick. Most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick.  If your child is diagnosed with flu they should remain home until symptoms are gone and the child is without fever for 24 hours.   Jen Royalty, RN, BSN Wayne Local School Nurse  

HEALTHY WEIGHT BASICS:  ENERGY BALANCE   Energy is another word for “calories.”  What you eat and drink is ENERGY IN.  What you burn through physical activity is ENERGY OUT.  Energy balance is the balance between ENERGY IN AND ENERGY OUT.  This balance is needed to maintain a healthy weight.  Other factors that affect a person’s weight include metabolism (the way your body converts food and oxygen into energy), genes, and the environment.  Changes in our environment that make it harder to do things that keep us healthy have a lot to do with our overall increase in weight over the past few decades.  For example:

  • We’re an in-the-car and sit-behind-a-desk society.For many of us-parents and children alike-daily life doesn’t involve a lot of physical activity and exercise.If we want to be active, we have to make an effort.
  • Food is everywhere, and so are messages telling us to eat and drink.We can get something to eat in places where it was never available before and going out to eat or getting carryout is easy.
  • Food portions at restaurants and at home are bigger than they used to be.

Becoming overweight doesn’t happen overnight.  It happens over time-when the energy we take in by eating is not in balance with the energy we burn from being active.  Think of it as balancing your “lifestyle budget.”  For example, if you know you and your family will be going to a party and may eat more high-calorie foods than normal, then you may wish to eat fewer calories for a few days before so that it balances out.  Or, you can increase your physical activity level for the few days before or after the party, so that you can burn off the extra energy.   Here’s another way of looking at energy balance in real life.  Eating just 150 calories more a day than you burn can lead to an extra 5 pounds over 6 months.  That’s a gain of 10 pounds a year.  If you don’t want this weight gain to happen, or you want to lose the extra weight, you can either reduce your ENERGY IN or increase your ENERGY OUT.  Doing both is the best way to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.   Here are some ways to cut 150 calories (ENERGY IN):

  • Drink water instead of a 12-ounce regular soda
  • Order a small serving of French fries instead of a medium, or order a salad with dressing on the side instead
  • Eat an egg-white omelet (with three eggs), instead of whole eggs
  • Use tuna canned in water (6-ounce can), instead of oil

Here are some ways to burn 150 calories (ENERGY OUT), in just 30 minutes (for a 150 pound person):

  • Shoot hoops
  • Walk two miles
  • Do yard work (gardening, raking leaves, etc.)
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Dance with your family or friends

For more nutritional information or to find out about the Warren County Combined Health Districts free nutrition and weight-loss class please visit or call 513-695-1477.

GUIDELINES FOR KEEPING CHILDREN HOME FROM SCHOOL DUE TO ILLNESS   It is sometimes difficult to decide when and how long to keep an ill child home from school. The following guidelines represent the more common childhood illnesses.   CHICKEN POX: A skin rash consisting of small blisters, which leave scabs. A slight fever may or may not be present. There may be blisters and scabs all present at the same time. Your child should remain home until all blisters have scabbed over, usually 5-7 days after the appearance of the first crop of blisters. COMMON COLD: Irritated throat, watery discharge from the nose and eyes, sneezing, chills and general body discomfort. Your child should remain home if symptoms are serious enough to interfere with your child’s ability to learn. Medical care should be obtained if symptoms persist beyond 7-10 days, fever develops, or discharge becomes yellow to green. FEVER: If your child’s temperature is 100 degrees Fahrenheit or greater (or 1 or 2 degrees above the child’s normal temperature) (s)he should remain home until (s)he has been without fever for a full 24 hours. Remember fever is a symptom indicating the presence of an illness. FLU: Abrupt onset of fever, chills, headache and sore muscles. Runny nose, sore throat, and cough are common. Your child should remain home from school until symptoms are gone and the child is without fever for 24 hours. HEAD LICE: Lice are small grayish-tan, wingless insects that lay eggs called nits. Nits are firmly attached to the hair shafts, close to the scalp. Nits are much easier to see and detect than lice. They are small white specks, which are usually found at the nape of the neck and behind the ears. Following lice infestation, your child may return to school after receiving treatment with a pediculicide shampoo. PAIN: If your child complains, or behavior indicates, that (s)he is experiencing persistent pain, (s)he should be evaluated by a physician before your child is sent to school. PINKEYE: Redness and swelling of the membranes of the eye with burning or itching, yellow or green drainage coming from one or both eyes, or crusts on the eyelids. Your child should remain home from school until receiving 24 hours of antibiotic therapy, as determined by your physician, and discharge from the eyes has stopped. SKIN RASHES: A physician should evaluate skin rashes of unknown origin before your child is sent to school. STREP THROAT AND SCARLET FEVER: Strep throat usually begins with fever, sore and red throat, possibly pus spots on the back of the throat, tender swollen glands of the neck. With scarlet fever there are all the symptoms of strep throat as well as a strawberry appearance to the tongue and rash of the skin. High fever, nausea and vomiting may also occur. Your child should remain home from school until receiving a full 24 hours of antibiotic therapy and until without fever or vomiting for 24 hours. Most physicians will advise rest at home 1-2 days after a strep infection. VOMITING AND DIARRHEA (INTESTINAL VIRAL INFECTIONS): Stomach ache, cramping, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea, possible fever, headache, and body aches. Your child should remain at home until without vomiting, diarrhea or fever for a full 24 hours. If your child has had any of these symptoms during the night, (s)he should not be sent to school the following day.   Jen Royalty Wayne Local School Nurse *************************************************

GENERAL INFORMATION CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT Ohioans who suspect child abuse or neglect now have one phone number that can put them in contact with child welfare or law enforcement officers in their county. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) launched 855-OHCHILD (855-642-4453), where reports can be anonymous.

CHILD FIND A Search for all children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21. Child find is the process of identifying, locating and evaluating children with disabilities who may be in need of special education and related services. Contact: Mr. Pat Dubbs, Superintendent at 513 897-6971. 2016/17 School Calendar  This calendar was adopted at the February 8, 2016 BOE meeting. TWO-HOUR DELAY AND EARLY RELEASE SCHEDULES  Plan “B” – Two Hour Delay School Schedule  & Plan “B” – Two Hour Early Release Schedule 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764) SaferOH Tip Line Read more.

PAY FOR IT Student fees can be paid online by signing up for Pay For It.  If you are interested in paying fees online visit our website and enroll. ONE CALL NOW One Call Now is Wayne Local School’s Emergency Notification System.  It is used to contact students and school staff quickly and effectively by phone, email, and/or text message. You can receive phone calls, text alerts or emails regarding School Closings, Delays, or other Special Events/Circumstances. Text messaging and emails will be received faster than phone calls; so we always encourage subscribers to sign up for text and/or email.

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2016/17 STUDENT INSURANCE  If you are interested in Student Insurance, please click here

SCRIP BENEFITS WAYNE LOCAL WLS Spartan Scrip Central is here for your gift giving needs. Scrip is a win-win for both you and WLS. Here is how it works – you purchase gift cards for various retailers at face value and WLS gets a percentage back from the sale.  Read More.

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM 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 for partnering with Kroger for your fundraising efforts. The 2016-2017 Kroger Community Rewards Program begins May 1, 2016 and enrollment officially opened April 1, 2016. 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 . 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! ************************************************* 


  • We have a new email address!  If you would like to contact the PTO please use
  • If you weren't able to sign up for our email and/or One Call updates during Back to School Night please send us an email and let us know you would like to be added.  We will also be utilizing the Wayne Local website this year to post updates, information and meeting notes for anyone who isn't able to attend our meetings.  
  • BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION:  The PTO collects box tops all throughout the school year so they can be sent in at any time with your student.  We keep a running tally for contests so make sure you send them in baggies of 50 with the teacher's name on the bag.  Parent help is always needed so if you can help with clipping and counting please let us know.

  2016/2017 PTO Officers  President: Jen Pond Vice Pres.#1 Mindi Squire Vice Pres. #2 Jamie Manley Treasurer: Courtney Buck Secretary: Jessica Dupps *************************************************

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WAYNESVILLE YOUTH FOOTBALL   Waynesville Youth Football needs coaches for the 2017 football season! We are looking for coaches for grades 2-6. Please email Robert Hughes if you are interested in coaching. Please include your contact information and the grade you are interested in coaching. Questions about the positions can also be sent to email address listed below. (2/24)   Robert Hughes Youth Football Board President 2017

WAYNESVILLE BASEBALL SOFTBALL SIGN-UPS Where:   Elementary Cafeteria When:              Saturday, Jan 28 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.             Wednesday, Feb 1 – 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. T-ball – Boys – Ages 4-5 T-ball – Girls – Ages 5-6 Boys Baseball – K-8th Girls Softball – U8-U18 There will be NO online registration Uniforms will be sized after teams have been chosen. Board member will be available for any questions. All fees are due at time of registration.  $25 late fee will be applied. Email questions:

WAYNESVILLE ATHLETIC BOOSTERS Save the Date: February 27- Harlem Wizards   Our Athletic Boosters works closely with the Athletic Department and coaches to help provide funding for team items that are outside of the school budget. Boosters also assists in funding large projects. This past year Boosters has spent over 50K for projects such as: Athletic fields, locker rooms, team rooms, bleachers, Pom Poms, golf bags, swim jackets and training equipment for basketball and volleyball.   Fundraisers include: Fall/Winter/Spring Sports Program Senior Recognition Ads Hawg Dog Sauerkraut Booth Concession Stands   Boosters meet every third Monday of the month and we ask that each sports program to have a representative at our meetings.   Thank you for your continued support of the Waynesville Spartans! Sincerely, President, Steve Stanley  

AWANA Clubs – Club 56 Awana Club – Preschool (must be 3 years old by Sept. 30) to 4th grade Club 56 – 5th and 6th graders Wednesdays 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Sept. 7 to April 26 First Baptist Church, 1009 Lytle Rd., Waynesville  513-897-1009 Register Online at

WAYNESVILLE CHAMBER NEWS Support Waynesville by visiting the Waynesville Chamber website and learn what is happening in Waynesville!

VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS NEEDED Wayne Township Fire Department is seeking Volunteer Firefighters. Wayne Twp. will provide all training that is required. If interested please contact Chief Scherer at 513-897-3010 Ext. 1 or complete application located on website WWW.WTFIRE.Org and return to mailing address on the top of application.

FREE COMMUNITY DINNER Everyone is invited to attend a free Community Dinner. The Community Meal will be offered every month (on the last Friday of the month)  at the Waynesville United Methodist Church, 297 North Street, Waynesville.  This outreach project is supported from a grant received through the Ohio River Valley District.

MARY L. COOK LIBRARY NEWS Mary L Cook website: To find out what is happening at the Mary L Cook Library, just go to their website: and click on Newsletter. Stuffed Animal Sleepover – Friday February 10, 2017 @ The Mary L. Cook Public Library 4:00pm- 4:30pm for ages 3 - Grade 1 Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library for a sleepover!   Enjoy stories and activities during the program and leave your stuffed animal with us for a sleepover!   Saturday, February 11 (between 10am and 2pm) pick up your stuffed animal and see what kind of mischief your huggable buddy got into at the library after dark!   Registration begins January 23 and is limited to 35.  (2/3)

Preschool Storytimes for 3 - 5 year olds (including kindergartners)  @ The Mary L. Cook Public Library 381 Old Stage Rd., Waynesville, OH Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.  Or  Thursdays 6:45 - 7:30 p.m. Registration requested. We play games, sign songs, hear stories, and share laughs.  For more information please contact Kathy Daniels 513-897-4826 (4/14) Mary L. Cook Public Library 381 Old Stage Road Waynesville, OH 45068 513-897-4826 fax 513-897-9215 www.

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