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Good News Friday - April 15th, 2016

Posted on: April 15, 2016
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SUMMER READING TIPS   Your children have grown to be great readers this year!  They have learned many new reading skills that will still need to be practiced over the summer to ensure retention and prevent summer reading setback.  Studies have shown that children, who do not read over the summer, may lose two- three months of reading achievement.  Over a six-year period, that can leave a student up to two years behind in reading achievement skills.  This summer, encourage your child to READ!  Reading is a great way to relax and it helps your child enter the next grade level prepared for success!   Below you will find some tips to make summer reading a fun experience for your child. 

  1. Keep books in the car and make sure a good book gets tucked into sports bags and backpacks. 
  2. Get your child his own library card.  Take your child often to browse for books and enjoy the summer reading program at The Mary L. Cook Public Library.
  3. Help your child select books on topics he/she is interested in and on their reading level.  Have your child choose a page in the book (not the first one) and read it.  If he/she doesn’t know five or more of the words, then the book is too hard for pleasure reading. 
  4. Try to limit TV and video games. Have a variety of reading materials around the house for your child to read.  Magazines, books on tape, and newspapers are all great! 
  5. When traveling with your child, ask him or her to read aloud to you traffic signs, road signs, store signs, maps, billboards, words on trucks and vans, menus, and other printed information you see.
  6. Does your child want to learn about something new? Perhaps he or she would like to learn about sewing, cooking, or gardening.  Find a book about it, and have your child read the instructions and then give it a try. 
  7. Have your child keep a journal during summer vacation.  Suggest that your child write at least two or three sentences a day about things he or she does, sees or thinks about each day. Your child can also write a letter to friends, or family telling them what they are doing during the summer to maintain the important writing skills they have developed during the school year.
  8. Play common word and language games such as Scrabble, Hang Man, Boggle, Smart Mouth, and MADLIBS.  It’s a fun way to build vocabulary and strengthen language skills.
  9. Let your child explore some quality reading websites:

Have a safe and relaxing summer vacation!
Mrs. Lora Schafer
Rainbow Reading Teacher  

7TH GRADE MATH NEWS   It is hard to believe we are in the final stretch of the school year, and summer is just around the corner!  Seventh graders are finishing their last math unit – data analysis – before taking the state AIR assessments.  To review for the test, students will spend the next week “heading around the world.”  Each “country” is a different topic we have studied this year, and students must complete the topic (and correct it until it is perfect) to earn a stamp in their passport!  Special prizes will be awarded for the most stamps and hardest workers!   The first part of the math AIR assessment will be administered on April 27th, and the second math AIR is on April 28th.  We appreciate your support with testing and hope that students will come to school with a healthy breakfast, positive attitude and eagerness to demonstrate what they know!  They have worked so hard all year – now it is time to show how much they’ve grown!   Amanda Graf Mrsgraf.weebly.com agraf@wayne-local.com

MRS. FRANZ’S KINDERGARTEN   The months have gone by so quickly.  It’s hard to believe the end of the school year is so near.  We have been very busy completing the kindergarten curriculum and getting ready for first grade.   In a few weeks, we will begin our last set of assessments.  The students will complete their final Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills, DIBELS, assessment on Wednesday, May 4th.  Also during the month of May the kindergarten students will take their Developmental Reading Assessment, DRA.  For this assessment, students are asked to read a new book and then retell the story using characters names and as many details as possible.  (How the story began, the correct sequence of events for the middle of the story, and how the story ended.)   All kindergarten students will also complete an assessment packet where they will need to identify 80 sight words, identify the number of objects in sets of 1-20, identify all initial consonant and vowel sounds, identify rhyming pairs, and solve simple addition and subtraction problems using counters.  Additionally, they will need to identify numbers 0-20, all the uppercase and lowercase letters, 5 shapes, (circle, square, rectangle, triangle, and hexagon, and  4 solids (cylinder, cone, cube, and sphere).   Along with all this hard work, we will have some fun.  All kindergarten students will go to the Cincinnati Children’s Museum on Friday, May 20th.  If you are fingerprinted and have had a background check, we could use your help.  Permission slips will be coming home in May.  We have a field day planned for Monday, May 23rd.  We will have a great time competing against our grade level peers.  Mrs. Franz’s all day class will compete with the am classes.  Mrs. Voelker’s all day class will compete with the pm classes.  Please come and cheer us on.  You do not have to be fingerprinted to watch.  If you are fingerprinted and have a background check, we would love to have your help.  Finally, we will have our end of the year picnic on Thursday, May 24th.  The all-day classes will eat our picnic during our pm snack time, so please send lunch money or pack your child’s lunch as usual.   I have truly enjoyed this school year and will treasure my memories of this class.  Students please keep reading and writing and visit the library this summer.    Mrs. Franz cfranz@wayne-local.com

REFERRALS FOR SUBJECT & GRADE ACCELERATION   All gifted students are eligible to be tested and considered for subject and grade acceleration.

  • A student may be considered for subject acceleration for placement in a classroom with other students who are at a higher grade level (e.g., a Kindergarten student going to a 1st grade room for math).
  • A student may be considered for moving to a higher grade level than would normally be expected for the current year, skipping a grade in school (e.g., moving from 3rd to 5th grade over the summer or starting the year in 2nd grade, moving to 3rd grade during the year, and moving on to 4th grade after the summer).

Parents can contact the gifted coordinators for more information on the subject and grade acceleration policy as defined in the Wayne Board Policy Manual (Sections 5408 & 5410) or they may submit the referral form found on the gifted page of the Wayne Local Schools website.   Please direct any questions to Jessica Spradlin (elementary grades) or Chuck Wiggins (secondary grades) at 513-897-4706 or email at jspradlin@wayne-local.com or cwiggins@wayne-local.comFor subject and grade accelerations for the 2016/17 school year, referral forms should be submitted by April 29, 2016. (5/2)

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!

PREPARING FOR ADVANCED PLACEMENT TESTS   Students enrolled in AP courses are preparing and reviewing for the Advanced Placement Tests in May.  In the upcoming weeks, AP students will be given a practice test that emulates the testing environment they will experience in May.    Below are testing dates for each test: Monday, May 2:  Chemistry Wednesday, May 4:  English Thursday, May 5: Calculus AB/BC Friday, May 6: United States History and European History Monday, May 9: Biology   Theresa Johnson TJohnson@wayne-local.com

SPRING MUSICAL OPENS THIS WEEKEND!   Don’t miss the 2016 W.H.S. Theatre Spring Musical, THE WIZARD OF OZ, April 15-16 and 22-23 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, April 17 at 2:00 PM!  Advance tickets are on sale now at W.H.S.  They may also be purchased starting at 6:00 on show nights.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students/seniors.   About the show:  When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical Land of Oz They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard and, enroute, they meet a Scarecrow that needs a brain, a Tin Man missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West to earn his help.   We invite you to take a journey “over the rainbow” into the magical Land of Oz and experience songs such as:  “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Follow the Yellow Brick Road,” “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead,” and more!   With nearly 100 Waynesville students involved in this show it is truly a show to remember!    We hope to see you there!   Mrs. Blankenship Theatre Director kblankenship@wayne-local.com 897-4706 ext.3114

PROM SEASON IS HERE…. This year the Junior Class has been working diligently with as many as 20 volunteers on a regular basis!  The theme this year is Lost In Wonderland and is a spin off from the movie Alice In Wonderland.  The Committee has been working hard and many things will be made by hand!  We will entertain students on Saturday April 30, 2016 at Waynesville High School Gymnasium.  The full course dinner will be served promptly at 7:00pm and the dance will run from 8:00pm to 11:00pm.  The cost of the dance is $50.  Tickets will be on sale April 14th through the 22nd and the cut off is so we can give the caterer a complete head count.  Students will all receive a goodie bag with some extra special items to help remember this night.  We are looking forward to creating an awesome evening and memories for the Waynesville students to cherish.  If there are any junior dad’s that would like to help me with tear down of the gym we will start at 11:00pm and with the help of 6-10 dad’s we should be done in 2 hours or less.  Please contact me at kpurkey@wayne-local.com or 513-897-2761 with any questions or concerns or if you can help with tear down. Kelley Purkey  kpurkey@wayne-local.com

UPCOMING DATES FOR WAYNESVILLE BANDS:   Monday, May 16, 2016: Spring Concert – 6:30pm/7:45pm in the HS Gym Friday, May 20, 2016: Jazz Dinner – 6:00pm in the MS Gym   Leslie Schleman Band Director lschleman@wayne-local.com

GUIDANCE COUNSELOR NEWS Cathy Joefreda cjoefreda@wayne-local.com

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

WiSTEM  (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)  CAMP    Calling all highly motivated young women who are interested in the sciences and have completed 8th grade.   There is an opportunity for a select few female students, interested in science and engineering, to sign up for Sinclair’s first ever summer WiSTEM (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) camp.  The theme is Trek through the Biosphere, and will include many hands-on projects, treks into the community to see how science is used in our lives, and speakers from highly recognized companies in our community who employ workers with science backgrounds.  This will be an excellent opportunity for 10 young women to further explore what they can do with a science/engineering background. For more information contact: deann.hurtado@sinclair.edu   Camp Dates: July 11-15, 2016 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Location: Sinclair Courseview Campus in Mason 5386 Courseview Dr., Mason, OH 45040 Participants: Students Who Have Completed 8th – 11th Grades Cost: $100.00  Possible financial waiver available Return w/ payment to: WCESC, Attn: Amy Kistler, 1879 Deerfield Road, Lebanon, OH 45036 Registration Deadline: July 1, 2016 – No refunds after July 1, 2016 Abby J. Shinkle Academic Planning 6-12 ashinkle@wayne-local.com  

HIGH TECH CAREER CAMP   -  Open to the Class of 2021 -   June 7-9, 2016  9:00 a.m.- 4:15 p.m.      Career Exploration -  Sinclair College -  FANUC Robotics   The High Tech Career Camp is facilitated by the Warren County Career Center. The camp focuses on the different career clusters and is a great for opportunity for career exploration. The students will be able to dive into hands-on high tech projects and explore how their interests fit future careers. Some of the small group rotations will focus on Advanced Technology and Robotics, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Legal Office Technology Graphic Arts, Fire Science and Emergency Medical, Automotive Collision, Site Construction and Heavy Equipment, Digital Media Arts, Culinary Arts, Criminal Justice, Information Technology, and Science Technology and Engineering.   Not only will students get to learn and experience these different programs for two days at the WCCC, they will also have the opportunity to visit Sinclair College in Mason, Ohio.  Students will tour the campus, learn about academic programs offered, and discover ways to pay for college. Lastly, they will tour the FANUC Robotics America Corporation.   This High Tech Camp is a great way for students to enjoy team building fun and meet new friends from other Warren County neighboring schools.  There is also a complimentary Olive Garden camp dinner on the evening of the 9th for all campers and parents to attend.    In addition, and new this year, an optional JOBSHADOWING opportunity will be offered on June 10th (Friday) at the Atrium Hospital for a variety of career fields.    Current Seventh Graders will be bringing this flyer home bring home on April 4th. Do not delay in filling out the registration form and return it to the Middle School office, as spots are limited and they will fill fast.  NOTE: Transportation will be available from our school. (4/15)   Abby Shinkle Academic/Career Planning ashinkle@wayne-local.com

Summer 2016 Mental Health Services available Provided by Solutions Community Counseling and Recovery Centers Summer Programs Available If enough students are interested we can provide our own sessions here at WLS summer 2016. Please turn in interest form to Cathy Joefreda by April 30. Please contact her after that date via email cjoefreda@wayne-local.com Link to program descriptions can be found at  http://whsguidance.weebly.com/summer-mental-health-programming.html  

Your Kids and Prescription Drugs FACT:  1 in 6 teens has used a prescription drug to get high or change their mood.  Learn how to Start Talking to your kids about the tough stuff by signing up for the KNOW! Parent Tips. Go to http://www.starttalking.ohio.gov/parents/parenttipsignup.aspx and sign up to receive the bi-monthly parent tips.  Strategies based on fear are not an effective approach to prevention. More than 60 years of studies show that fear based approaches just don’t work and can increase problem behavior. Know! Parent Tips provide guidance on how to start the conversation without using scare tactics.  

Senior Scholarships have been recently posted Current Scholarships for students are posted at http://whsguidance.weebly.com/scholarships.html .  Please check this site frequently as scholarships are updated as they come in. If you would like to receive a text message when new scholarships are posted please text @msjoe13 to the number 81010 .   If you would like to receive reminders via email send an email to msjoe13@mail.remind.com . You can opt out of receiving messages any time.

REMIND Messaging System  Accounts-High School Several teachers are using this safe messaging system to send reminders to students about a class assignment/test, club meetings, scholarship deadlines and more. Go to http://whsguidance.weebly.com/remind-messaging-system-sign-up.html   for more information.  

WANT TO GET A JUMP ON COLLEGE INFORMATION?  April 21, 2016    7:00PM at Oakwood High School   All Waynesville High School students in grades 9-11 and parents are invited to attend the Oakwood High School College Admissions Professional evening. Parents and students are encouraged to attend to hear about college admissions information from many university experts that will be there representing their campus.  The event will take place at Oakwood High School in the Auditorium @ 7PM.   Abby Shinkle Success Planner ashinkle@wayne-local.com

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL 2016 SUMMER ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES: START PLANNING NOW!     Wright State University offers Pre- College Summer Camps 2016. 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 the University Libraries are pleased to offer Exploring STEMM – Enriching Minds through Science 2016, as well as Residential Camps and Institutes focused on STEMM: 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) Residential Camp (Grades 6-9) will include:  Storm water Management, Architectural Engineering, Busted Physics Facts, Dramatic Theater, Leadership skills, Young Writer’s –Creative Mind. (COST)   Residential Institutes (10-12) will include: Advanced Web Design, College Test prep, Engineering, Food Science: STEM, Forensic Science, Law and Government, Performance Theatre, Social Work 101, and Take Action – Leadership. (COST)   Deadlines are two weeks before each event that is offered (Beginning June 1, 2016).    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.   Feel free to pick up a flyer about the Pre-College Summer Camps in the Middle & High School Offices or for more information about each program offered visit www.wright.edu/precollege Telephone: 937-775-3135, E-mail: precollege@wright.edu  (May) Abby Shinkle Academic Success Planner ashinkle@wayne-local.com

SPORTS NEWS   Support the Spartans!  

Athletic Website:  The athletic website is being completely redone.  If you are currently looking for schedules for the remainder of this school year go to schedulestar.com to view those.  Next year we will have a new site called arbiterlive that will keep all of the schedules up to date for everyone.  I will have a URL once the renovation of the website is updated.  Thanks and sorry for any confusion.

Girls Middle School Track This past week the girls competed in the Clinton Massie Relays meet and placed 5th.  Caroline Bensman placed 2nd in long jump with an impressive 13 ft. 9 in. jump.  Other 2nd place victories were awarded to the 4x800 relay team of Kailee Webb, Grace Moore, Megan Handle, and Hannah Gill;  the Distance Medley runners Kailee Webb, Jaiden Byram, D'Laney Lezotte, and Hannah Gill;  and the Sprint Medley with Megan Handle, Carli Brown, Caroline Bensman, and Grace Moore.  The Junior High Waynesville Invite is this Saturday, April 16th.  Come support our Spartans!  
Waynesville Middle School Boys Track The Waynesville Middle School Boys track team travelled to Clinton Massie on Wednesday to take on a “Relay” meet.  These meets consists of multiple types of relays that are not normally run in regular meets, so we went there to have everyone participate and try their best at this fun, but difficult meet.  The boys placed in 6 of the 12 events versus some very tough competition from Wilmington, Miami Trace, Clinton Massie, East Clinton and Blanchester schools. The 4x8 team, (Colin Amato, Kaden Harvey, Stephen Muterspaw, Levi Morgan) ran this two mile race with great perseverance and finished 3rd.  Our shuttle hurdle team finished first overall and the relay members of Dominic Riviello, Anthony Curry, Parker Struewing and Mac Greely really stepped it up, as a couple of them had never run hurdles before.  Other placing finishers were Parker Struewing (High Jump), the 4x4 team earned third (Miller, Curry, Dietz & Greer), Sprint Medley earned third(Tanner Johnson, Seth Bloom, Johnny McCoy, Alex Hines), the Distance Medley also earned third( Justin Vaughn, Austin Vaughn, Miles Emerson, Denver Johnson) and in the field events, Parker Struewing finished third in the High Jump.  Saturday is our HOME Invitational starting with field events at 10 am, running events at 11 am.  The weather should be perfect!  

The Spartan tennis team got off to a cold and windy start with a 4-1 win at Altar. The next match was a close 2-3 loss to Dayton Christian The next match we bounced back with a 5-0 win verses Greeneview and a 3-2 conference win over Dixie. Wednesday night we lost a close match 2-3 to Monroe and Thursday night we beat Franklin 4-1.  Of note is the 6-0 start of 3rd singles player Ben Muth who is basically a human wall and hits everything back. Also with a 5-0 record is the second doubles team of Lucas Mohme and Ryan Teeters whom the team has nicknamed the twin towers. Our next match is a conference match vs Carlisle Friday night the 15th. Girls Varsity Track takes 3rd in Kenton Trace Conference (KTC) Invitational!  

The Lady Spartan Varsity track team earned a third place finish in their home opener Tuesday night.  Notable finishes are as follows: First Place Finishers Taylor Ritter-400m dash (64.65) Second Place Finishers Brooke Lezotte- Long Jump (14’9.25”), 200m dash (27.93) 4x100m relay [Brooke Lezotte, Megan Osterhage, Jessica Gill, Taylor Ritter]- (54.75) 4x200m relay [Brooke Lezotte, Madison Dietz, Megan Osterhage, Taylor Ritter]- (1:54.53) Abbey Baldwin-Discus (91’4”) Third Place Finishers 3200m relay [Rachel Murray, Alison Coleman, Emily O’Connor, Tara Todd]-(10:53.22) Jessica Gill-High Jump (4’9”)  

Boys Varsity Track Kenton Trace Conference (KTC) Invitational CHAMPIONS! In front of their own fans, the boys track team found victory in their first invitational of the 2016 season!  Spartan first place finishers were: Trevor Johnson- Long jump (20’1”), 400m dash (50.02) Max Austin- 1600m run (4:15.15) Bret Grismer- 200m dash (22.66)* new KTC Invitational record! Second place finishers: Bret Grismer- 100m dash (10.74) * new school record! Max Austin-800m run (2:10.1) Chase Struewing-Shot Put (39’10”) Andrew Wilkerson-Discus (115’9”) 4x100m relay [Jimmy Plummer, Bret Grismer, Adam VanDyke, Kyle Rodriguez,]- (45.87) Third place finishers: Trevor Johnson- High Jump (6’0”) John Nichols-Discus (111’6”) 4x200m relay [Trevor Johnson, Jimmy Plummer, Jake Hardin, Adam VanDyke]- (1:36.88) 4x400m relay [Kyle Rodriguez, Ian Finkbohner, Adam VanDyke, Max Austin]- (3:47.77)  

The Waynesville Varsity Baseball Team got back on the field after 8 days without a game due to rain and cold weather. They picked up a league win vs. Northridge on Wednesday (12-1) and defeated Indian Hill Thursday (3-1) in a game that was streamed live online and rebroadcast on Time Warner Cable's local sports channel later in the evening. The Spartan Bats, now 6-2 overall and 3-0 in SWBL play, will face off with league opponent Preble Shawnee Friday at 5 PM followed by a Saturday evening game with Miami East, also beginning at 5 PM. The upcoming week looks to be busy with 6 games in 6 days, 4 of which are league games. The Junior Varsity continued its hot streak as well, defeating Dixie, Northridge, and Indian Hill in the last week.   

Upcoming Varsity schedule (all games at 5 PM): Mon. 4/18 @ Preble Shawnee Tues. 4/19 @ Northridge Wed. 4/20 @ Madison Fri. 4/22 vs. Madison   Upcoming JV schedule (all games at 5 PM): Mon. 4/18 vs. Preble Shawnee Tues. 4/19 vs. Northridge Wed. 4/20 vs. Madison Fri. 4/22 @ Madison   The Waynesville Spartans JV sixth-inning burst enough to top Northridge (Dayton, OH), 23-6  The Waynesville Spartans JV jumped out to an early lead on Northridge and captured a 23-6 victory on Wednesday.  Nine runs in the first three innings allowed the Waynesville Spartans JV to put the game away early.    A walk by Micah Spille, an RBI single by Anthony Carmichael, a hit by pitch, a walk by Alex Hurley, an RBI single by Tyler Wells, and an RBI single by Ryan Lay in the first inning and a two-run error and a groundout by Hurley during the second inning fueled the Waynesville Spartans JV's offense early. Spille got on base five times in the game for the Waynesville Spartans JV. He scored four runs and had three RBIs.    The Waynesville Spartans JV easily handled Northridge pitching as seven hitters combined for 11 hits, 12 RBIs and 17 runs scored.   

Great pitching leads the Waynesville Spartans JV past Indian Hill (Cincinnati, OH) 8-0  A superb effort by Brady Stone led the Waynesville Spartans JV to an 8-0 win in seven innings over Indian Hill on Thursday. The Waynesville Spartans JV's Stone kept Indian Hill off the scoreboard for all seven innings he was on the rubber. He pitched a shutout, allowing no runs on two hits while striking out nine.    The Waynesville Spartans JV beat Indian Hill thanks to 12 hits, including six extra base hits. The Waynesville Spartans JV scored three runs in the sixth on the Waynesville Spartans JV scored in the sixth on a passed ball and a two-run single by Jonas Boggs.   Anthony Carmichael had two extra-base hits for the Waynesville Spartans JV.  The Waynesville Spartans JV's Cameron AndersonRyan Lay, Carmichael and Boggs combined for nine hits and seven RBIs.  The Waynesville Spartans JV never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring three runs on two doubles. After posting one run in the fourth, the Waynesville Spartans JV again scored one in the fifth. In the fourth, the Waynesville Spartans JV scored on an RBI double by Anderson, scoring Jared Weaver.   

The Varsity and JV softball teams enjoyed a successful week of games this week.  The Varsity team logged back-to-back run rule wins against Northridge and Bishop Fenwick.  Senior pitcher Tori Wilson threw a complete game shutout against Northridge, and Junior pitcher Sara Jones got the complete game win against Bishop Fenwick on Thursday.  The JV team is off to a great start racking up double digit scores in multiple games so far this season, and enjoying a .500 start to the season.  Come out and support our girls at an upcoming home game, schedules are on the school website.

WAYNESVILLE SPARTANS TO PLAY AT FIFTH THIRD FIELD – DAYTON DRAGONS TICKETS AVAILABLE   The WHS varsity baseball team will once again be selling Dayton Dragons tickets to members of the community. In exchange for the sale of tickets, the varsity team will have the opportunity to play at Fifth Third Field on Thursday, May 5th at 4:30 PM against Oakwood High School. The cost of attendance is free to the high school games. Tickets for Dragons games are for Friday, May 13th beginning at 7:00 PM and Sunday, May 22nd beginning at 2:00 PM. The cost is $10 per ticket. Please feel free to contact me at rhill@wayne-local.com for more information or purchase tickets through any varsity or junior varsity baseball player. Thank you! Ryan Hill

Spartan Football MULCH Madness The Waynesville High School Football Team will be selling mulch again this year. This annual sale serves as a fundraiser to help offset the cost of our team camp at Higher Ground. Each bag of “Triple Shredded Dark Black Gold” mulch is $5. Free delivery is included with orders of 5 or more bags within a 5 mile radius, and will be dropped off on Saturday, April 30th.  Please see any high school football player or email Coach Philpot at bphilpot@wayne-local.com to place your order. Payment is due by delivery, and checks should be made payable to Waynesville Football. Thank you in advance for supporting Spartan Football!  

Lady Spartans Youth VB Mini-Season Practice Dates: April 18, 20, 25, 27, and May 2, 4. (Always Mondays and Wednesdays) 6th Grade Practices:2:45-5 Grades 2-5: 3:30-5 (We will have them gather in elementary gym and walk to the high school with a coach)  

All records and stats can be found at the SWBL website   swblsports.com   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     Connect with Waynesville Athletics The athletic department is connecting with Spartan fans and alumni through Facebook. Like us at www.facebook.com/WaynesvilleAthletics to see current events, team pictures and news articles from the past added weekly, and chances to win prizes.   Follow us on Twitter for live in game updates, pictures and video clips @SpartansLive   Find up to date schedules, listen or watch game broadcasts, and see spotlighted events at www.spartanslive.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. Brandon Philpot  bphilpot@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 TRANSPORTATION SAFETY TIPS CHANGING BUSES Students must have a written request from the parent to go to other than their regular scheduled stop on their regular scheduled bus. This written request is subject to approval of the school principal or designee. Bus drivers must receive notification by the school office when approval is given to a student to change to an alternate stop or bus.

BUS ROUTES For your convenience an alphabetical street name list with bus numbers and driver’s names is located on the Wayne Local website www.wayne-local.com  or click here.

WELLNESS WHEN & HOW TO WASH YOUR HANDS Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. If clean, running water is not accessible, as is common in many parts of the world, use soap and available water. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol to clean hands.   When should you wash your hands?

  • Before, during, and after preparing food
  • Before eating food
  • Before and after caring for someone who is sick
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound
  • After using the toilet
  • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
  • After handling pet food or pet treats
  • After touching garbage

How should you wash your hands?

  • Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  • Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  • Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the "Happy Birthday" song from beginning to end twice.
  • Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

What should you do if you don’t have soap and clean, running water? Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to reduce the number of germs on them in most situations. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can quickly reduce the number of germs on hands in some situations, but sanitizers do not eliminate all types of germs. Hand sanitizers are not as effective when hands are visibly dirty or greasy. How do you use hand sanitizers?

  • Apply the product to the palm of one hand (read the label to learn the correct amount).
  • Rub your hands together.
  • Rub the product over all surfaces of your hands and fingers until your hands are dry.

2016/2017 SEVENTH GRADE VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS The Ohio Department of Health has revised the School Immunization Requirements effective January 4, 2010. All students are to receive an additional dose of Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) vaccine BEFORE entering the seventh grade. If your child has received a Tdap vaccine within 5 years of entering the seventh grade (2012 or later), this will meet the requirement.   Additionally, beginning with the start of the 2016-2017 school year, one dose of meningococcal vaccine is required prior to entry into the 7th grade. This requirement is met if your student has had this vaccine at any time before entering 7th grade.  

2016/2017 SENIOR VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS Meningococcal: Beginning with the start of the 2016-2017 school year, all pupils entering the 12th grade are required to be vaccinated against meningococcal. A second (2nd) dose of meningococcal) vaccine is required prior to entry into the 12th grade. The second (2nd) dose must be administered on or after the 16th birthday with at least eight (8) weeks between the first and second dose. If the first dose of meningococcal  vaccine was administered after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required. If a pupil is 15 years of age or younger, only one  dose is required. Any questions please contact Jennifer Royalty, Wayne Local School Nurse, 513-897-4350 or jroyalty@wayne-local.com

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 SCHEDULE  Plan “B” – Two Hour Delay School 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/SEND WORD NOW One Call Now is Wayne Local School’s Emergency Notification System. 

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SCRIP BENEFITS WAYNE LOCALWLS 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 from various retailers at face value and WLS gets a percentage back from the sale.  Read More.

NOMINATE A STAFF MEMBER OF THE MONTH Dear Waynesville High and Middle School Staff, Parents, and Students,   Waynesville High and Middle Schools need your help! In striving to be the World’s Greatest Schools, we would like to celebrate the World’s Greatest Staff. We need to recognize and reward our outstanding staff members for the tremendous amount of hard work they give to each student.   Please nominate any staff member (this includes teachers, administrators, and classified staff) who have made an impact on your life, education, or in any other positive way. Forms are available in the main office, or by emailing me at kphillips@wayne-local.com. Together, we can honor excellence at Waynesville Middle and High Schools!   October’s Winner: Sharon Vogel, high school November’s Winner: Abby Shinkle, high school and middle school   Thank you, Karyn Phillips Coordinator of Student Services for Waynesville High/Middle School

PTO NEWS ELEMENTARY PTO   Please join our group on Facebook (Waynesville Elementary PTO) for updated information on events, activities, market day, fundraisers and more!!! If you need to contact us for any reason feel free to do so at  wespto2010@gmail.com   Labels for Education has announced after 42 years they will be discontinuing their program at the end of 2016 ... you will begin noticing that products will no longer have labels on them. Please start sending in your labels so our coordinator Beth Anticoli can get them ready to be mailed in.   We had a great turn in for BOX tops, as the school year draws to a close please send in any additional labels you may have collected, many of the bonus labels expire during the summer months and we want to be sure the school earns the extra money for those labels. Thank you to all that turned in for the last submission. Our class winners will be announced after spring break!   The PTO will be having our 2nd fundraiser of the year when we return from spring break..... we will be trying something new and  selling flower bulbs to help brighten up your yard!! Look for the flier and order brochure when we return            We would like to invite you to our monthly PTO meetings. They are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 4pm, in the elementary school library(media center). All are welcome to attend and generally we have child care provided by the NHS students. We would love to hear your new ideas and suggestions.    Do you know what PTO stand for? Parent Teacher Organization. Unlike some schools we do not collect dues to be part of the PTO, everyone is invited and encouraged to be part of this great organization. Everything the PTO does is done by volunteers, no one is paid to help with any of our events.  We are all parents like you, with 1 or more kids who attend the Wayne Local School District, our kids play sports and do after school activities, many of us also coach baseball, basketball, soccer, football or lead cub scouts, boy scouts or girl scout troops. We love to come together to come up with fun ideas for the students of our schools. We really would love to see some new parents volunteer to help at different events, it is a great way to meet others in our community!!       Have you ever considered an officer position on the PTO before? This year would be a great opportunity to shadow our current officers, as many of them have served 2 consecutive terms in their current position. Our bylaws state that you can only serve 2 consecutive terms in a particular position, so several will either need to take a different position or have someone replace them. We would love to have some new faces come in and shadow us this year. For more information you can contact me Michelle Weaver (PTO president) at wespto2010@gmail.com    

   wmspto1@gmail.com / 723 Dayton Rd.  Waynesville, OH 45068
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 Email: wmspto1@gmail.com 

          To See the Minutes from our last meeting click the link:  https://www.facebook.com/WaynesvilleMiddleSchoolPTO
   Please remember--bring in your box tops, coke rewards, labels for education.  If you have coke rewards please enter them and then donate the points to Waynesville Middle School.  The Coke Rewards and Campbell’s food labels will end this summer. Please trim the BOX TOPS and Campbell’s food labels, place them in a baggie and drop them off in the middle school office.  Thanks for your support!   We need to have some more volunteers for our activities at the middle school so if you would like to help with the PTO please email:wmspto1@gmail.com
   PTO Officers
 Marsha Gober- President   
 Christie Stricker-Treasurer

COMMUNITY NEWS Community announcements are provided as a courtesy for the community. WLS does not endorse or promote any activity.

Youth Football and Cheerleading Registration Who: 3rd-6th Grade Students (2016-2017 School Year) When: Wednesday, May 11 from 6:00-8:00 PM Registration will be in the Middle School Cafeteria. If this is your first time participating, please bring a COPY of your child’s birth certificate. **NEW** You can also register ONLINE at   WWW.Weespartans.com Football Questions- Jeremy Buckner: 513-888-8024 Cheerleading Questions: Janelle Gaver: 937-269-3595 (5/27)

WAYNESVILLE FALL SOCCER REGISTRATION Boys and Girls ages 3 to 13 (as of 7/31/16) $40 Spartan Tots (3 Year Old)  $65 per player Candy through Kicker                   $150 family cap   In Person Registration Dates Sunday, May 1st 1pm- 4pm Saturday, May 21st 1pm-4pm All held at Mary L Cook Public Library Community Room   Also, starting April 1st, visit www.waynesvillesoccer.com to register online or print a copy of the registration and mail it in.  New Players Bring a Copy of child’s Birth Certificate (required before registration considered complete)   Final registration deadline June 1st.  A $10.00 per child late fee will be assessed after this date and will be accepted based on availability.   Any Questions? Please Contact Marijo Capozzolo at 937-689-5185 or email at wsaohio@gmail.com

WARREN COUNTY EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTER 2016 SUMMER ENRICHMENT CAMPS It is time to start planning for this summer!  View the Warren County Educational Service Center 2016 Summer Enrichment Camp list and register by simply going to www.warrencountyesc.com . Descriptions and registration forms can be found on the WCESC website.   Please feel free to contact Amy Kistler at amy.kistler@warrencountyesc.com or (513)695-2900 ext. 2902, if you have any questions or concerns regarding any of the Summer Enrichment Camps.  

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.

CAESAR CREEK LAKE ACTIVITY 1) April 15th -16th - BIOBLITZ! Our annual BIOBLITZ! Event will take place beginning at 4pm on Friday, April 15th and going till 6pm on Saturday, April 16th. Park Rangers, local experts and citizen scientists come together to try and find as many species as possible around the lake. Join experts as they search for birds, mammals, fish, insects and more! Learn all about the life that lives at your back door through hands on learning experiences. Free camping is available near the Visitor Center for all those who request it with pre-registration. This program is great for working towards any natural resource scout badges.  Pre-register by calling the Visitor Center at 513-897-1050.   Samantha Bachelder CIG, Park Ranger Caesar Creek Lake 4020 N. Clarksville Road Waynesville, OH 45068 Phone: 513-897-1050

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.

AWANA Clubs and Club 56 Wednesdays 6:15-7:45 September 9 to April 27 First Baptist Church Waynesville,1009 Lytle Rd 513-897-1009 Register online at www.fbcwaynesvile.net AWANA is for preschool (must be 3 years old by September 30) to 4th grade. Club 56 is for 5th and 6th graders. Children will enjoy fun game times, handbook time in a small group memorizing Bible verses, and a large group council time.

MARY L. COOK LIBRARY NEWS Mary L Cook website: www.mlcook.lib.oh.us To find out what is happening at the Mary L Cook Library, just go to their website:   www.mlcook.lib.oh.us and click on Newsletter. Kindergarten – 5th graders, Come to The Mary L. Cook Public Library (381 Old Stage Rd.)  to make a miniature garden to give to Mom for Mother’s Day Tuesday, May 3 6:00pm - 6:45pm.  Sign up is required and will begin, Monday, April 18. 513-897-4826 (4/29)

Robot Science for Preschoolers (3yrs. – Kindergarteners) and a Caregiver Friday, April 22 4:00pm to 4:30pm at The Mary L. Cook Public Library We will be building a robot! All children should bring an adult with them.  Required Registration will begin April 4. Questions, please contact Kathy Daniels 513-897-4826 381 Old Stage Rd. Waynesville (4/15) Lego Fun at The Mary L. Cook Public Library For Grades 1 – 5.  Choose one day to join us either Monday, April 25 6:00pm – 7:00pm or Saturday, April 30 10:30am – 11:30am. We supply Legos of all sizes and a theme.  You supply your imagination!  Come build a creation based on a theme. Please register beginning April 11, 2016. Mary L. Cook Public Library 381 Old Stage Rd. Waynesville, OH  513-897-4826 (4/22)

Friends of Mary L. Cook Public Library Friends Book Sale Thursday, April 14 5pm – 8pm “Members Only Preview Night” Memberships to the Friends will be available at the Door - $5/individual or $10/family Friday, April 15 9am – 5pm Saturday, April 16 9am – 12noon Dollar Bag Day *If you have an hour or two to help set-up the book sale or work the actual sale, please sign up today.  Call or stop in to ask how you can help! (4/15) Mary L. Cook Public Library 381 Old Stage Road Waynesville, OH 45068 513-897-4826 fax 513-897-9215 www. mlcook.lib.oh.us

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