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Good News Friday, February 10th, 2017

District News

Good News Friday, February 10th, 2017

Posted on: February 13, 2017

GOOD NEWS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE

SCHOOL CLOSED:  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 – TEACHER PROF DEVELOPMENT MONDAY,
FEBRUARY 20 – PRESIDENTS’ DAY

WAYNE LOCAL HALL OF FAME   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, 2017. The recipients of the Hall of Fame award will be announced at the 2017 Wayne Local Alumni Dinner Saturday, May 27.   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  

WHS IS PROUD TO OFFER AN ACADEMIC LAB AFTER SCHOOL ON MONDAYS-THURSDAYS FROM 2:35-3:30. Students can access a Chromebook  or just enjoy a quiet space to do homework.  Because the Academic Lab will rotate through the core academic departments, students will also have access to different teachers and potentially tutors throughout the week as well.
Mondays in Room 14 (English)       
Tuesdays in Room TBA (Science)   
Wednesdays in Room 25 (Math)           
Thursdays in Room 17 (Social Studies )
*Students can be given a pass for the late bus.

WAYNE LOCAL PRESCHOOL PROGRAM APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED MARCH 1, 2017 FOR 2017/18 SCHOOL YEAR   Wayne Local Schools offers services to both special needs and typical children with curriculum and settings tailored to the science of early childhood education.   The Wayne Local School preschool provides both center-based and itinerant (visiting) teaching for children ages 3-5 who are identified by the district as children who would benefit from specific interventions to address delays or needs.  Teachers, aides and therapists work with children to achieve goals specified in their Individual Education Plans (IEP’s).  Typical children are also an important part of the preschool classrooms, serving as peer models and sharing in activities based on Ohio’s Early Learning Content Standards.   Please visit the Wayne Local website to find out about our Preschool application process, timeline, enrollment packets, screenings and cost.  Applications are onlineApplications will not be accepted until Wednesday, March 1, 20167 at 8:00 a.m. in the Superintendent’s Office.  Applications must be hand delivered. (Applications will NOT be accepted prior March 1.)

2017-18 COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS MEETING   An informational meeting for parents and students on February 16th at 6:00 pm in the HS Gym will be held.  If your child will be in grades 7-12 in the fall of 2017, you are invited to this meeting.  For more information and eligibility requirements please go to Sinclair and review the school handbook and student brochure.  Wayne Local Schools is very proud to have partnered with Sinclair Community College and will be working together to offer the best opportunities for our students.  A representative from Sinclair Community College will be in attendance at this meeting.  This meeting is Mandatory*. *if you cannot attend you must schedule an individual meeting with Mrs. Shinkle.

FAFSA INFORMATIONAL MEETING - FEBRUARY 23, 2017 – 6:00 P.M.   Juniors and Seniors and their parents are invited to attend a financial aid informational meeting on February 23, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Media Center at Waynesville High School. Students and parents will learn about the upcoming changes and how to fill out a FAFSA.  A financial representative from Wright State University will be presenting information on the following: ·         How to begin the financial aid process for college ·         Federal Application For Student Aid (FAFSA) ·         Grants and scholarships.

WAYNESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL BAND AND CHOIR PREPARING FOR CONTEST   The Waynesville High School Concert Band has been preparing three pieces since early January—Rifle Rangers (March) arranged by Gene Milford, The Dark Waters by Matt Conaway, and Incantations by Robert W. Smith.  Our musicians have been working very hard to polish the music, and on Friday, March 3, the Waynesville High School Concert Band will be taking the stage in hopes of earning a Superior rating (I) at the OMEA District 13 Large Group Adjudicated Event.  This annual contest gives area bands and choirs the opportunity to polish three pieces of music and then perform in front of three judges, who rate the performance on tone, intonation, interpretation and technique.  The judges then award a score of I through V, with I being Superior, II Excellent, etc.  After the ensemble’s performance on stage, they are then directed to the sight-reading room where music that has never been seen before is passed out to the group.  The students and director are given four minutes to look over the music silently, and an additional four minutes for the director to talk the students through the piece.  After that, the ensemble then plays or sings the piece of music, trying to perform it with as few errors as possible.  The sight-reading judge then awards the group a rating as well, and all four judges’ ratings are added together.  If the combined scores are between 4 and 6, the band receives a Superior rating (I) and is eligible to perform at State Large Group Adjudicated Event.   To prepare for this event, the High School Concert Band and Choir will be presenting a Pre Contest Concert on Tuesday, February 21st, at 6:30pm in the High School Gym.  In addition to regular concert goers, there will be professional musicians/music educators in the audience to give constructive feedback to both ensembles as they make their final preparations for contest.   The band will be traveling to Madison High School on Friday, March 3rd and the choir will be performing at Kettering Middle School on Friday, March 10th or Saturday, March 11th.  As of now, the performance times have not been set, but please mark your calendars to come out and support these fine organizations!  

MIDDLE SCHOOL CONCERT COMING SOON   Mark your calendars for Monday, March 13th at 6:30pm – it’s time for the next Middle School Concert!  All middle school bands and choirs will be performing in the high school gym.  In honor of the month of March, all three middle school bands have been working on marches, learning about the style and form of these unique pieces of band literature.  In addition, each band will be playing a thematic piece that has posed new challenges for our young musicians.  Come support the hard work these students have been making – you will notice a huge difference from December’s Winter Concert!  

UPCOMING DATES FOR WAYNESVILLE BANDS:  
Tuesday, February 21: High School Pre Contest Concert 6:30pm in the HS Gym Friday,
March 13: HS Large Group Contest TBA at Madison HS
Monday,
March 13: Middle School Concert  6:30pm in the HS Gym
Sunday,
March 18: Festival of Fantasy Parade at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom 2:30pm
  Leslie Schleman Band Director lschleman@wayne-local.com

PASTA FOR PENNIES CONTEST   The High School Student Council members are bringing PASTA for PENNIES contest to Waynesville High School!  This will be a 7th period contest Feb. 7th-28th.  The winning class with the highest per student donation average will earn an Olive Garden pasta lunch!   We have a high school goal of $1500, and students and parents are both encouraged to donate their spare change to the donation boxes in their 7th period classrooms.  There will be donation boxes in the High School office and the Media Center.    The Pasta for Pennies contest benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Every penny, nickel, dime, quarter, or dollar donated means so much to patients affected by cancer, and these donations will help to save lives!!!  So, please help support this worthy cause!  Checks can be sent in and written payable to WHS or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Thank you, Kelly Miller Student Council Advisor kmiller@wayne-local.com

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 kmiller@wayne-local.com :  

  • 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 www.apcwc.org website – just click on - http://www.apcwc.org/project-excellence/ 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 apcpe@ohioinfo.org .   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. *************************************************

GUIDANCE COUNSELOR NEWS

Cathy Joefreda cjoefreda@wayne-local.com

ACADEMIC PLANNING NEWS Abby Shinkle  ashinkle@wayne-local.com

TechFest 2017 -   Math & Science Outside the Classroom (STEM Focus)   Looking for something fun and educational to do over President’s Weekend! TechFest is it!  TechFest is Free Family Fun with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) held at Sinclair Community College. This event allows students and parents to participates in approximately 70 hands-on experiences with STEM exhibits, demonstrations and games. Stage and theater speakers, such as NASA astronaut or an air force flight test pilot, an outstanding college professor, a classical guitar player and others deliver entertaining and informative talks on STEM topics. A wide range of STEM topics will be covered. This event is sponsored by Affiliate Societies Council of Dayton, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity for the whole family! Saturday, February 18, 2017 10AM-6PM or Sunday, February 19, 2017 11AM-5PM. Plenty of free parking. For more information visit:  http://www.ascdayton.org/TechFest/   and the flyer information:   http://www.ascdayton.org/TechFest/downloads/TF17_student_flyer.pdf (2/17)   Abby Shinkle Academic Advisor/ Career Rep. ashinkle@wayne-local.com

Ohio School Board Association Scholarship - Help us spread the word! Deadline is March 3, 2017 OSBA -Ohio School Board Association is accepting applications for the 2017 OSBA's Black Caucus Leo Lucas Scholarship, a program that provides graduating ethnically diverse high-school seniors’ funds for college. The program is named for the late Leo Lucas, a Dayton City school board member and educator who founded the caucus. The selection process for applicants will be evaluated on the following elements: Academic record, extracurricular activities, personal qualities, and provide a letter of acceptance to an accredited postsecondary institution of higher learning that they will be attending prior to award conferral. The application deadline is March 3, 2017. Applications available at: www.ohioschoolboards.org/ohioblack-caucus . For further information, contact Van Keating or Damon Asbury at (614) 540-4000 or vkeating@ohioschoolboards.org or dasbury@ohioschoolboards.org. (3/3) Abby J. Shinkle Academic Planning 6-12 ashinkle@wayne-local.com

Middle & High School 2017 Summer Academic Opportunities: Exploring STEMM: Start Planning Now!     Wright State University offers Pre- College Summer Camps 2017. These programs offer enrichment and exploration of many interesting subjects.    The WSU office of Pre-College Programs in conjunction with the College of Science and Mathematics, College of Engineering and Computer Science, and Boonshoft School of Medicine are pleased to offer Exploring STEMM – Enriching Minds Through Science 2017.  Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine.   Students who are selected will participate in a variety of STEMM disciplines over a two-day period. Students will spend the night one night on campus under the supervision of residential Assistants.

  • Exploring STEMM (Grades 7-9) will include: Exploring Human Anatomy, Exploring the  Nano-world  of Precious Metals, Brain Plasticity, No Avatar Needed, DNA and Forensic Science, More than Books: How the Library Supports STEMM students, Demonstrations of Chemistry in Our Lives, Falling Waters (FREE) June 26-27 (females only) June 29-30 (males only) July 6-7 (co-ed)
  • Residential Camp (Grades 6-9) will include:  Architectural Engineering, Busted Physics Facts, Dramatic Theater, Leadership skills, Young Writer’s –Creative Mind. Neuroscience: Bridging the Gap (COST) (several different dates per program)
  • Residential Institutes (10-12) will include: Advanced Web Design, Engineering, Food Science: STEM, Forensic Science, Law and Government, Performance Theatre, Intensive Academic English (for ESL) and Take Action – Leadership. (COST) (several different dates per program) 

Deadlines are two weeks before each event that is offered (Beginning June 1, 2017).    Confirmation materials upon completion of application, which must include a nomination letter from a teacher, will be e-mailed.  Applications are taken on a first come first serve basis. This program will fill quickly; early registration is encouraged. Register online. For more information about each program offered visit: https://www.wright.edu/student-affairs/pre-college-programs Telephone: 937-775-3135, E-mail: precollege@wright.edu or brenda.dewberry@wright.edu  (4/28)   Abby Shinkle Academic Success Planner ashinkle@wayne-local.com Midwest

Veterinary Exploration Conference, February 25, 2017,  The Veterinary Exploration Conference exposes juniors and senior students to the wide range of careers in veterinary medicine.  There’s something for parents, too: The Parent Workshop addresses questions regarding financial aid options, veterinary school admissions requirements and career paths in veterinary medicine. The fees for both events cover all program materials and lunch. Gold Sponsor Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine for supporting this event.   VEC & College Fair: Saturday, Feb. 25: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Parent Workshop: Saturday, Feb. 25: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. • Registration: $10 for students, $10 for parents/chaperones; advance registration required.  Location: Hyatt Regency, Columbus Ohio.  Registration Deadline – Feb. 19, 2017   For more information:  MLC@Ohiovma.org or contact Mia Cunningham 614-436-1300       http://mvcinfo.org/students/VEC.html  (2/17)   Abby J. Shinkle Academic Planning 6-12 ashinkle@wayne-local.com

Manufacturing Day 2017, Sinclair College, March 7, 8, or 9 2017   2017 SENIORS - Sinclair College is offering “Manufacturing Days 2017” March 7, 8, or 9 from 8 a.m. to noon.  Select one date!   Focus on Operations Technology and Automation and Control Technology departments and the Science, Mathematics and Engineering Internship office. Great Work opportunities with this associates degree!  This campus visit is designed to engage students interested in manufacturing careers that plan on attending Sinclair. The morning will include hands-on manufacturing related activities, presentations by Sinclair faculty and staff, and the opportunity to meet with an academic advisor to register for summer and/or fall term classes. Please note this is not a field trip or career exploration day. This event will focus on the many opportunities that exist for manufacturing-related students via education and internships.  Registration is required and space is limited to 30 per day. Please complete the registration form in the WHS Office or you can find it posted  on your 2017 Career/Character Ed Google Classroom. Return it to Nina Allen at nina.allen@sinclair.edu  by March 1, 2017. Parents are welcome to attend an information session from 10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. with lunch provided from 11:15 a.m. - noon.) If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nina at 937-512-2275 or the Tech Prep office at 937-512-5146. (2/24) Abby J. Shinkle Academic Planning 6-12 ashinkle@wayne-local.com University of Dayton

Educational Camps- High School Programs   Want to get a jump-start on your college education? The University of Dayton offers programs that allow you to earn college credit while you're still in high school. Open to rising Juniors, Seniors and College Freshman.   Entrepreneurship 101 Camp:  This program provides students with the skills to develop their ideas for a product or business.  Through corporate site visits, hands-on projects and networking, students can take the first step to becoming a successful entrepreneur.  Students will have the opportunity to earn three credit hours and complete up to $10,000 in UD Scholarships in an elevator pitch competition. Camp takes place June 18-30, 2017.   For more information, application and cost go to: https://udayton.edu/apply/undergraduate/hsprograms/entrepreneurship-101.php   Summer Sustainability: Food Systems Camp:  This program will focus on food sustainability, availability, scarcity and justice issues with collaboration of UD faculty, students and community partners to provide a hands-on learning experience including topic discussions, reflection and group-based learning:  Work with faculty and students from disciplines within the health and social sciences including dietetics and sociology.  Develop skills in preparing nutritious meals that promote environmental sustainability.  Learn how foods in your area are connected to your social and physical health.  See what access to food in an urban community is like.    You’ll experience a wide range of educational activities, including: Work with other peers to develop strategies to address food insecurity using local resources.  Connect local food to your health, as well as environmental and community health.  Work in a local, urban garden.  Explore conventional and alternative farms.   Trips to local markets and grocery stores, and prepare a farm-to-table meal.  For more information, application and cost go to: https://udayton.edu/apply/undergraduate/hsprograms/summer-sustainability.php  (3/24) Abby J. Shinkle Academic Planning 6-12 ashinkle@wayne-local.com This month all students 6-12 will be exposed to

Teen Dating Violence Prevention Education from the www.loveisrespect.org and www.breakthecycle.org .  There are many parent and student resources available on both sites. This is an important topic because over 72% of 8th and 9th graders are in a dating relationship.  Less than 50% of their parents are aware their child is “dating.”  Help bridge that gap with your child by taking the time to talk about Healthy relationships. Click on the link for tips on how to talk to your child about a possibly uncomfortable conversation. Bridging the Gap: Youth and Adults Coming Together.     High school students “Chalked About Love” this week and that display is in the HS lobby.  More to come next week.  (3/3)

KNOW! 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 http://whsguidance.weebly.com/mental-health-programming.html for a permission slip. Please return your form by Feb 13. (2/10)

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: http://www.portman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/page-program (2/24) Abby J. Shinkle Academic Planning 6-12 ashinkle@wayne-local.com

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.  http://www.leaprogram.com/.   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 http://www.leaprogram.com/registration/free-act-practice-test.php   or e-mail info@leaprogram.com Abby Shinkle Academic Advisor/ Career Rep. ashinkle@wayne-local.com *************************************************

SPORTS NEWS Athletic Schedules:   www.wayne-local.com under Athletics  

All records and stats can be found at the SWBL website   swblsports.com

Athletic Boosters Dodge Ball Tournament Date moved to Saturday, March 11. Information is in the High School and Middle School office.   Lady Spartans Clinch SWBL Title for 2nd year in a row!   The Lady Spartans basketball team clinched the SWBL Buckeye Division title with a 58 to 33 win over Dixie.  This runs the girls record to 20-1 on the season and are currently ranked 8th in the State by the associated press.  The team will play its final regular season game at Valley View on Saturday with the JV starting at 12:30 and the Varsity at 2.  

The Girls will open tourney play on Saturday, February 18 at 2:00 vs Deer Park at Wilmington High School.  Presale tickets are $6 available in the High School office. Waynesville gets to keep a portion of the presale ticket money.   Lady Spartans JV Basketball Are Undefeated League Champions!!!   The JV finished up strong in their league play grabbing two more wins against Carlisle and Dixie.  The victories wrap up league play for the Lady Spartans and make them undefeated JV league champions! Last Saturday, Waynesville jumped out to an early 14-2 lead against Carlisle and maintained the lead throughout the game for a 34-21 win.  Victoria Wheeland and Kenzie Purkey both had 9 points apiece to lead the team in scoring.  Carli Brown contributed 7points.  Leianna Flowers scored 5 points and had 6 steals.  Kenny Harvey scored 4 points and 5 steals.  Kennedy Deters, Devin Phillips, and Kara Jenkins all contributed solid minutes to insure the win. Thursday night, Waynesville traveled to Dixie to face the Lady Greyhounds.  The JV cruised to a 53-13 victory.  Purkey led the team in scoring with 16 points, 3 assists, and 8 steals.  Brown scored 11 points and contributed 2 assists and 6 steals.  Flowers contributed 7 points and 5 steals.  Harvey had 6 points and 5 steals.  Wheeland had 5 points and 8 rebounds.  Phillips contributed 4 points and had 4 assists.  Deters had 4 points and 2 rebounds.   These two victories give the JV a 17-3 record as they head to Valley View Saturday for their final game of the season.  The JV starts at 12:30 followed by the varsity at 1:45.  

The JH wrestling team finished their season strong last Saturday with 5 wrestlers placing at the always tough SWBL Tournament.  This year’s team is ...Matt Ellis, Ernie Tayler, Gavin Price, Eli St. Pierre, Zach Turner, Levi Morgan, John Todd, Clellon Tamme and Ben Hines.  Placing at the League tournament were Matt Ellis and Zach Turner 3rd, Ernie Tayler, Levi Morgan, and Clellon Tamme 5th.  Overall, the team placed 9th.  Congratulations on a great season.  

The swim team made a huge splash this past Friday placing 3rd overall on the girls and boys side at the SWBL Championship meet. With a small team and no divers the girls and boys gave Bellbrook and Oakwood a run. The team enters the tournament phase of competition this weekend with the boys swimming sectionals Friday evening and the girls entering the water on Saturday morning. Both contests will be held at the Mason HS Natatorium.   Top Performers -Girls             200 Medley Relay 2nd place - Meredith, Ball, Cassidy, Worthington             200 Freestyle 5th place - Lindsey Worthington             200 Individual Medley 2nd place - Kierstyn Cassidy             50 Freestyle 4th place - Lindsey Worthington             100 Butterfly 3rd place - Kylee Meredith             100 Freestyle 4th place - Sabrina Ball             500 Freestyle 1st place - Kierstyn Cassidy             200 Free Relay 3rd place - Gabbard, Powell, Parry, Handle             100 Backstroke 3rd place - Kylee Meredith             100 Breaststroke 4th place - Sabrina Ball             400 Free Relay 2nd place - Meredith, Ball, Worthington, Cassidy Boys             200 Medley Relay 3rd place - Conley, Austin, Richards, Shinkle             200 Freestyle 4th place - Will Kelley             200 Freestyle 6th place - Nate Eshler             200 Individual Medley 4th place - Max Austin             50 Freestyle 4th place - Tanner Shinkle             50 Freestyle 5th place - Michael Good             100 Butterfly 5th place - Max Austin             100 Butterfly 7th place - Jonathan Richards             100 Freestyle 8th place - Tanner Shinkle             500 Freestyle 1st place - Owen Conley NEW TEAM RECORD             200 Free Relay 4th place - Kelley, Richards, Eshler, Good             100 Backstroke 5th place - Will Kelley             100 Backstroke 7th place - Michael Good             100 Breaststroke 1st place - Owen Conley             400 Free Relay 2nd place - Shinkle, Austin, Kelley, Conley NEW TEAM RECORD   Tonight the men swim sectionals at Mason HS and the women will swim Saturday at Mason HS.  

Boys Basketball Update   The Freshman Basketball team lost last Friday night to Madison by the score of 38 to 22.  The Freshman team’s record is currently 11-4.  The JV Basketball team lost last Friday night to Madison by the score of 59-53.  The JV team’s record is currently 14-4.  The Varsity Basketball team beat Madison last Friday night by the score of 57-49.  The Varsity team’s record is 6-13.  Madison Box Score http://swblsports.com/bkGameStats.aspx?gameid=260249   The Spartans return to action this weekend on the road at Carlisle Tonight (JV 6pm, Varsity 7:30pm) and Saturday night all three teams go to Valley View (9th 4:30, JV 6pm, Varsity 7:30pm).    8th Grade Girls Basketball Northridge (Won 58-10) February 4th: The 8th grade Lady Spartans began their post-season tournament with a great team win on offensive with 8 different girls scoring and defensively with 6 different girls having a steal. Madison (Won 46-34) February 8th: A rivalry game is always fun when you get to do it twice in the same season and when you come out with two wins. The team came out flat in the first half trailing by 3 at halftime and eventually trailing by 8 with 3:30 left in the third quarter. The team decided enough was enough holding Madison to just one point in the 4th quarter, Leah, and D’Laney scoring 22 of the teams 46 points. Oakwood (Won 24-17) February 9th: Looking to avenge a loss from earlier in the season to Oakwood and perhaps looking ahead to Saturday the team came out flat and did not score for the entire second quarter trailing 9-12 at the half. The second half the girls decided to “Show Up” and played fantastic defense leading to their 15-second half points.   The 8th grade will finish off their season this Saturday at 12:45 p.m. @ Oakwood High School playing for the 8th grade Championship against Valley View. The girls had this goal in mind at the beginning of the season and would love to have as much support as possible for this big game!   7th Grade Girls Basketball Monroe (Won 37-14) February 4th The 7th grade Lady Spartans began their SWBL tournament with a solid team victory. Offensively Alexei Van Schaik and Ryleigh Anderson lead the way scoring 25 of the teams 37. Defensively with the defensive leader Savanna feeling under the weather Emma Whitaker and Ashley Lukens took on the tough assignments holding Monroe to just two points in the first half.   Eaton (Won 26-16 ) February 6th For the third straight year the 7th grade team faced a tough Eaton team winning 2 out of 3. This game by far was the best overall team win the girls had all year offensively and defensively with three girls having 6 points or more and 3 girls with at least two steals.   Bellbrook (Lost 23-34) February 8th Facing #1 seeded Bellbrook the 7th grade played their hearts out for the entire game playing fantastic on defense as a team. The 4th quarter was when Bellbrook’s firepower turned out to be too much for the 7th grade who fought hard until the very end.   The 7th grade will finish out their season this Saturday at 9 a.m. @ Oakwood High School facing a Carlisle team who the girls have wanted another shot at all season! Please come and show your support!

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, volleyball@waynelocal.net  

SPARTAN STADIUM BLANKETS! We have Waynesville Spartan stadium blankets for sale:  $20, proceeds benefit Waynesville Volleyball. Questions Contact: Lisa Harvey, volleyball@waynelocal.net Follow us on Twitter  & Instagram @VBSpartans https://sites.google.com/a/waynelocal.net/vb/  

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 https://www.payforit.net/MakeItemPaymentEx.aspx .  Brick text can be emailed to  fundraiser@wayne-local.com    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  cking@wayne-local.com 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 Some parents advise their child to run across the roadway so that they get across faster. Please never advise your child to run.  The safest way to cross the roadway is for your child to always watch the driver for the safe signal to cross.  When the signal is given, your child should walk in an orderly fashion across the roadway.  

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 Feb. 2017  

HAS YOUR HOME BEEN TESTED FOR RADON GAS?   Seatbelts, Sunscreen, Low-sodium diets.  There are many actions that we can take to stay safe and healthy.  Some of them, like cutting back on chocolate cake and carefree days under the sun, require a little bit of sacrifice.  Others, like quitting smoking, can require a huge amount of effort.  But there’s one big action we can take to help protect our health that requires very little effort or sacrifice:  radon testing.   Radon exposure kills an estimated 10,000 people in the U.S. each year – a number that could be dramatically reduced by easy, inexpensive home testing and repair.   Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that can accumulate in your home and can cause cancer in you and your children.  Radon usually comes from the surrounding soil and can enter through cracks and openings on the lower levels of your home.   Many people don’t know about radon because you can’t see, smell, or taste it.  But exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.  Although lung cancer can be treated, the survival rate is one of the lowest for those with cancer.   Radon levels vary around the country, but no home is free from risk.  The only way to know if you are at risk for radon exposure is to test your home.  Conducting a radon test is as easy as opening a package, placing the detector in a designated area, and after a set number of days, sending the detector back to the lab for analysis.  Many kits are available at your local hardware store for under $25.  If your home does have an elevated level of radon, a qualified radon mitigation contractor can make repairs to solve the problem and protect your family.   The U.S. Surgeon General recognizes radon as a health risk and recommends that all homes across the country be tested for radon.  Testing your home, and making repairs if necessary, is a small price to pay for the health of your loved ones.  The world is full of unknowns and potential hazards like radon, but thankfully, we can eliminate it before it can hurt us.  Life is short enough – don’t let something as easy to fix as radon make it even shorter.  For more information visit www.epa.gov/radon

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 jroyalty@wayne-local.com 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.

BCI AND FBI BACKGROUND CHECKS BCI & FBI Background Check Information

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 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! ************************************************* 

PTO NEWS ELEMENTARY PTO

  • We have a new email address!  If you would like to contact the PTO please use wespto@wayne-local.com.
  • 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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Progressive Women’s Group – Search for Active Military Men and Women The Progressive Women’s Group in town is looking for local active military men and women!  For the past few years, this women’s group has sent off care boxes as a thank you to our hometown heroes.  If you have a service member in your family or know of one, please contact Michele Beatty at 897-0030.

10th Annual Warren County Foundation Community Service Awards   These awards recognize individual volunteers, non-profit organizations and community-minded businesses that, through their community service, are making a significant contribution toward enhancing the quality of life in Warren County.   You are invited to make nominations for these awards.  A description of the award categories and criteria, an award nomination form and a list of previous award recipients can be obtained online at www.warrencountyfoundation.org under “News Spotlight”, or from the Warren County Foundation office by calling 513 934-1001.  Nominations are requested by March 3, 2017.  Please mail your nominations to the Warren County Foundation at P O Box 495, Lebanon, OH  45036, or email them to jimbliss@warrencountyfoundation.org .   Awards will be presented at the Warren County Foundation’s Community Service Awards Banquet to be held Thursday evening, May 4, 2017, at the Manor House in Mason, Ohio.  LCNB National Bank is Presenting Sponsor for this 10th Annual awards program and banquet.

Great Backyard Bird Count All are welcome. Hisey Park – 5443 Middletown Rd., Waynesville Sat. Feb. 18 – 10:00 to 4:00 Sun. Feb. 19 – 4:00 to 7:00

  • Watch Birds at Feeders. Learn Birding Skills from Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists while enjoying the comforts of the Old Hisey Farmhouse.
  • Learn to Identify Common Ohio Birds<