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Good News Friday - April 22nd, 2016

Posted on: April 22, 2016


WAYNESVILLE ART SHOW - TODAY   The Waynesville district Art Show takes place this Friday, April 22nd from 5-8 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. Works from kindergarten to high school will be on display for all to enjoy! The students have worked hard all year to make this show possible, come enjoy some light refreshments and see what our young artists have created during the school year.   See you at the show! Waynesville Art Department S

SECOND GRADE MUSIC PROGRAM   On Tuesday, May 3rd, the 2nd grade students will perform their Music Program “The Bear Went Over the Mountain” at 2:45 and 7:00 pm in the Elementary Gym. Everyone is invited to come enjoy as our restless Da Bear decides he needs to expand his horizons. Da Bear and his animal friends begin a journey up the mountain in search of adventure and… “to see what he could see,” of course!   The 2nd graders will also travel to Quaker Heights Care Center on Wed. May 4th to perform a shortened version of their program for the residents and visitors at 2:45. The community is welcome to attend this performance as well.   Many thanks, in advance, to all the 2nd grade students, 2nd grade teachers, 2nd grade parents, Elementary staff, PTO, and anyone else that has helped with this program! Your help is greatly appreciated!!   Andrea Stubbs Elementary Music  

GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE WES SCIENCE FAIR!   Waynesville’s fourth and fifth grade students will be participating in the science fair on May 19.  We need judges!!  Judges would need to be here at 12:00 on the 19th.  You do not need any specialized training or an engineering degree to help us out.  We will do a quick training on the day of the science fair and all judges would be finished by 3:00 pm.  Please help if you can!  Contact the Waynesville Elementary office at 513-897-2761 or by email at   Tammy Burchfield Waynesville Elementary Principal 513-897-2761

SAFE TIPS FOR A SAFE PROM AND GRADUATION SEASON   The  REDO and SADD Clubs have put together important information to encourage a SAFE and SOBER Prom and graduation for 2016.  This month students will be asked to pledge to be drug free and declare their full understanding of consent. Student will sign this pledge of commitment and understanding in the lobby all next week. Additionally students will get daily tips on PROM/Graduation safety during lunch.    Alcohol tops the list for teens in making poor decisions when it comes to traffic accidents and engaging in non-consensual sexual activity.  Please view the following resources for help in keeping your teen safe this spring season.

MRS. KEETON’S THIRD GRADE   Our classroom has been a very busy place.  We have become quite the Readers and Writers.  In class we have been covering a wide variety of genres in our whole group reading.  We’ve been working with various parallel passages and using them to write and answer questions that model the types of questions that students encountered on state testing.  Practicing these types of activities in class helped the students feel more confident as they took their State ELA test this past Tuesday and Wednesday.   In addition to our whole group reading, each student has been involved in a small group literature circle that has been led by our wonderful parent volunteers once a week.  Students are responsible for a job to be completed independently and then discussed when their group meets during the week.  Some of the novels used have been Frindle, The Whipping Boy, Chocolate Fever, and The BFG.   This month students have also worked independently on a Cereal Box Report.  Students were to choose a book on their reading level, that they could complete in the time given, and use a rubric to complete the different sides of a cereal box to complete a report.  Students went to the computer lab to type the information for the sides of the box.  Then they had to create a game, word search, or maze that was linked to their book for the back of the cereal box.  The students are excited to share their finished products.  They will do so in the form of a commercial.   Along with their love of reading, our students are quite the mathematicians, and are always up for a challenge.   Many of our students have already completed their “timed tests” and have begun working on the ones that the fourth graders currently take.  Many have finished many math box challenges independently.  In groups, our class will soon be “planning a day trip”.  This will enable them to use the various math skills learned this year.  Students will work together to figure out what they think an estimated cost for their trip will be,  and then they will use websites and brochures to find attractions and costs to figure out an actual cost of the trip.   They will then see how that compared to their first estimation.  This should be a fun activity while reviewing many math skills from throughout the year.   May is a busy Month.  Our third graders will be taking a field trip to Heritage Village Museum at Sharon Woods on May 6th.   Our Field Day will be on Tuesday May 10th.    Then on Friday May 13th, will be our annual Wax Museum.  All of our third graders will be researching a historical/famous person and will be portraying that person the afternoon of the 13th.  It is an event you will not want to miss!   Stacy Keeton

GARAFOLO’S GREAT NEWS!   4th Grade ELA World- 4th grade students have officially completed their state testing for Reading and Language Arts. These young boys and girls were very focused and hardworking during this assessment. Now, these young learners are not through their testing window yet; they must continue their desire to learn and grow throughout the rest of our school year. Students’ math and social studies state assessments will be coming up in the beginning of May.   Terms about Reading and Language Arts that we will cover one last time before year’s end are: adages, proverbs, negatives, double negatives, types of figurative language, capitalization and punctuation. Additionally, there are a handful of reading comprehension skills that students will be running through again: text and graphic features, compare and contrast, author’s purpose, and drawing conclusions. Nelson Mandela stated: Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. I believe that every last moment we have with these children this year should still be used to push and challenge them. With warm weather arising and summer fever growing, it will be our management system used to keep them focused and eager to pursue their individual learning targets. “If you’re not willing to learn, no one can help you… If you’re determined to learn… no one can stop, you!  J Hooray for these wonderful, eager 4th graders!   Mrs. Anna Garafolo 4th grade ELA

4TH GRADE MATH   Our fabulous fourth graders have been mastering many math standards this school year!  Our most recent topics have covered geometry including angles, parallel and perpendicular lines, identifying polygons, line and rotational symmetry, and focusing on properties of squares and rectangles.  Fourth graders learned to measure angles using protractors for the first time, and were also able to explore many visuals and hands on manipulatives such as geo-boards and geo-reflectors.  Students then applied their geometry knowledge by finding missing sides of rectangles and composite figures in order to calculate perimeter and area.  Our current math skill is focusing on the fascinating world of tessellations.   Throughout the school year, students have continued to gain strategies for solving real-life story problems and gain fluency with basic facts.  The following students have been able to speed through multiplication timed tests and have the highest scores in the grade level.  Congratulations to Abram Bailey, Connor Berrey, Mira Bouchair, Josh Buck, Nolan Cramer, Zyra Crume, Lane Foley, Sean Foley, Peyton Frederick, Emme Greely, Sophie Kuntz, Olivia Maddox, Elizabeth Nichols, Adam Papanek, Riley Pond, Maddy Runyon, Reagan Russell, Isaac Squire, Caroline Stupp, Spencer Thompson, Kayann Whitt, Carson Whittamore, Matthew Wilkerson, Brooke Woody, and Gabe Wooldridge.   For the remainder of the year, students have many exciting activities planned such as our field trip to the Cincinnati Museum Center, field day, and science fair.  It has been a wonderful school year, and I look forward to the final weeks of smiles, jokes, and fun math times!  Thank you fourth graders!   Sherria Rasey

GOOD NEWS FOR 6TH GRADE   As we head to the end of the six grade year our sixth graders have so many things to look forward to doing.  They have been working very hard to get ready for the state testing that began this week.  They took their Language Arts tests this week and their Social Studies and Math will be next week.  Please continue to help your child to prepare by giving them a good breakfast and having them get a good night’s sleep.  They will be taking Social Studies on April 25th and 26th and Math on the 27th and 28th.    They have been working really hard and want to do well!  After we complete our testing we will be looking forward to our camp joy trip and yearly 6th grade auction!  Two of the big events in sixth grade.  We go to Camp Joy on May 23rd and May 24th and return for our auction on May 25th.    As you are doing your spring cleaning if you come across any good items for our auction we would love to have a donation!  We take almost anything you would like to donate to us.  Some suggestions are gently used stuffed animals, and toys, candy, 2 liters of pop, bags of chips, and Spartan related items. Use your imagination!  Students love bidding on all kinds of items.  Thank you for any donations you might be able to give us!    Cindy Raab 6th grade math

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

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 or .  For subject and grade accelerations for the 2016/17 school year, referral forms should be submitted by April 29, 2016. (5/2)

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

SPRING MUSICAL THIS WEEKEND!   Don’t miss the 2016 W.H.S. Theatre Spring Musical, THE WIZARD OF OZ, April  22-23 at 7:00 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 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 or 513-897-2761 with any questions or concerns or if you can help with tear down. Kelley Purkey 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



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:   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

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 Link to program descriptions can be found at  

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 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 .  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 . 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   for more information.

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 Telephone: 937-775-3135, E-mail:  (May) Abby Shinkle Academic Success Planner

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 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.

Boys Varsity Track Waynesville Invitational Champions! The Spartans have continued their success by winning a second home invitational on 4/15/2016!   Spartan first place finishers were: Trevor Johnson- Long jump (20’5”), 400m dash (51.7)   Second place finishers: Max Austin- 1600m run (4:15.15) Bret Grismer- 100m dash (10.8) 200m dash (22.66) Ian Finkbohner-110m hurdles (16.8), 300 hurdles (43.9) Logan Bloom- discus (117’) 4x100m relay [Jimmy Plummer, Bret Grismer, Jake Hardin, VanDyke,]- (45.2)   Third place finishers:  John Nichols-Discus (116’ )4x800m relay [Max Austin, Brian Evans, Austin Phillips, Kyle Briggs]- (9:20) 4x200m relay [Trevor Johnson, Jimmy Plummer, Jake Hardin, Adam VanDyke]- (1:36.88)  

Girls Varsity Track place 3rd at Waynesville Invitational!   First place finishers:  Alison Coleman- 3200m run (13:47)   Second place finishers:  4x200m relay [Megan Osterhage, Brooke Lezotte, Madison Dietz, Marcella Sizer]- (1:56)  1600m relay [Grace Aldrich, Marcella Sizer, Rachel Murray, Emily O’Connor]-(4:43)  Emily O’Connor (2:33)   Third place finishers:  Madison Dietz- Long Jump (15’4.5’’)  Jessica Gill- High Jump (4’8”)  4x100m relay [Megan Osterhage, Brooke Lezotte, Jessica Gill, Madison Dietz]- (53.9)  

Varsity Softball enjoyed another week of much improved play, winning 4 out of 5 games, and 7 of our last 10, overall.  The hard work our girls have been putting in has definitely started to pay off in much stronger performances at the plate.  In the latest overall statistics Waynesville now has 7 players with a batting average of .400, or better, with two of those players hitting over .500.  Varsity has been enjoying some strong pitching performances as well, with wins this week from each of our starting pitchers, Tori Wilson(SR), Sarah Jones(JR), and Skylar Stiles(JR).    Come out and join us for the Varsity game tonight, at Home, against Middletown-Madison at 5:00 pm, weather permitting.   

The JV softball team has also been enjoying success with 2 big wins this week, by run-rule, and solid pitching performances from Chloe Riddle and Bobbi McCoy.  The second half of the season is off to a great start for both squads, which should promise for an exciting end of season run.   

The Waynesville Middle school boys Track had a great showing at our home Invitational this past Saturday. The boys scored in 12 of the 14th events and were led by Parker Struewing who finished first in the 100 and the 200 hurdles and third place in the high jump. Mason Shoephoerster finished third place in the discus, while Dominic Riviello and Jerry Greed finished second and sixth in the hundred dash. In the distance runs, Colin Amato finished fourth in the mile and Levi Morgan finished eighth in the 800-meter run. Brayden Dietz had an outstanding effort in the 400-meter dash and finished fifth, while Jared Greer finished sixth in the 200-meter dash. The boys relay teams all placed within their respective relays and helped earn great points to finish second overall at our home Invitational.  

Middle School Girls Track placed 2nd at our Waynesville Junior High Invitational last Saturday.  A total of 15 schools were present at the meet, so that speaks volumes to our girls’ success and is a testimony to their hard work.  Both of our 4x200 relay teams placed.  Jaiden Byram, D’Laney Lezotte, Carli Brown, and Caroline Bensman secured 3rd place.  Grace Moore, Kate Rohrer, Meghan Zidaroff, and Devin Phillips scored in 8th place.  Eighth grader Megan Handle earned the team 22 points with 2nd place in the 100 meter dash, 3rd place in the 400 meter run, and 2nd place in the 200 meter run.  Eighth grader Caroline Bensman took home a 2nd place victory in long jump with a 13’2” jump, and eighth grader Lydia Vrettos placed in both her hurdle events: 4th in 100 meter hurdles and 7th place in 200 meter hurdles.  Finally, seventh grader Hannah Gill pushed for a third place victory in the mile with an impressive 6:02 minute mile!  The girls are ready for their next invitational at Clinton Massie this Saturday!  

Waynesville Varsity Baseball were road warriors this past week, winning games at Preble Shawnee (4-0), Northridge (20-1) and Middletown Madison (6-5) to take the lead in SWBL play. Hunt Doepel had a big night Monday night as he threw a no-hitter Monday evening at Preble Shawnee. Mason Callahan had a big win versus Madison with Jake Oakes getting a huge save. The Spartan Bats return to action tonight against Middletown Madison at home beginning at 5:00 PM. They currently sit at 11-2 overall and 7-0 in SWBL play.   Early lead gives the Waynesville Spartans JV victory over Miami East 10-0  The Waynesville Spartans JV jumped out to an early lead on Miami East and captured a 10-0 victory on Saturday. The game was decided quickly as the Waynesville Spartans JV exerted their will early with seven runs in the first three innings. An RBI single by Blade Roscoe, an RBI single by Jared Weaver, and a two-run double by Micah Spille in the second inning supplied the early offense for the Waynesville Spartans JV. Alex Hurley had two extra-base hits for the Waynesville Spartans JV. He doubled in the second and fourth innings. Spille baffled Miami East , striking out 11 batters. The Waynesville Spartans JV's pitcher gave up just two hits over five shutout innings. The Waynesville Spartans JV's Cameron AndersonJonas Boggs, Hurley and Weaver combined for seven hits and three RBIs. The Waynesville Spartans JV added three more runs in the bottom of the third. A ground out scored Boggs to get the Waynesville Spartans JV on the board in the inning. That was followed up by Anderson's single, scoring Hurley. The Waynesville Spartans JV tacked on another two runs in the fourth. A steal of home scored Anthony Carmichael for the inning's first run. That was followed up by Hurley's double, plating Boggs.   

JV Baseball has 11-1 victory over Preble Shawnee. The Waynesville Spartans JV jumped out to an early lead on Preble Shawnee and captured an 11-1 victory on Monday. The game was decided quickly as the Waynesville Spartans JV exerted their will early with eight runs in the first three innings. A walk by Brady Stone, an RBI single by Anthony Carmichael, and an RBI single by Jonas Boggs in the first inning and during the second inning fueled the Waynesville Spartans JV's offense early. Carmichael put himself in scoring position with two extra-base hits for the Waynesville Spartans JV. Cameron Anderson handled Preble Shawnee's lineup with ease, racking up eight strikeouts. Anderson allowed one earned run on two hits and no walks over five innings. Anderson, Carmichael and Boggs helped lead the Waynesville Spartans JV. They combined for seven hits and six RBIs.The Waynesville Spartans JV tacked on another four runs in the third. A clutch bases loaded walk scored Micah Spille to open the scoring in the frame. The Waynesville Spartans JV scored one run of their own in the fourth. The Waynesville Spartans JV scored on an RBI single by Boggs.   JV beats Northridge 25-2. Eleven runs in the first three innings allowed the Waynesville Spartans JV to put the game away early. An error, a two-run double by Tyler Wells, and an RBI single by Alex Hurley in the first inning and a three-run home run by Brady Stone, a passed ball, and an RBI single by Dean Brubaker during the second inning helped the Waynesville Spartans JV put some runs on the board early. Cameron Anderson reached base four times in the game for the Waynesville Spartans JV. He scored four runs and had two RBIs. He tripled in the fourth inning. Hurley baffled Northridge , striking out eight batters. Hurley allowed one earned run on two hits and two walks over four innings. The Waynesville Spartans JV easily handled Northridge pitching as 10 hitters combined for 15 hits, 18 RBIs and 25 runs scored.  The Waynesville Spartans JV scored 14 runs of their own in the fourth. The Waynesville Spartans JV scored on a passed ball, a passed ball, an RBI single by Hunter Clements, an RBI single by Wells, an RBI single by Hurley, a walk by Brubaker, a groundout by Jon Byers, a two-run triple by Anderson, an RBI single by Clements, , an error, an RBI single by Jonas Boggs, and an RBI single by Brubaker.  

JV Baseball wins 10-7 versus Madison. The Waynesville Spartans JV took the lead in the third inning and held on for the victory. A steal of home by Jonas Boggs gave the Waynesville Spartans JV the lead for good. It was a good day at the plate for the Waynesville Spartans JV's Ryan Lay. Lay went 3-4 and scored two runs. He tripled in the first inning and singled in the third and fifth innings. Brady Stone recorded the win for the Waynesville Spartans JV even though he allowed seven runs over six innings. Stone struck out nine, walked none and gave up 10 hits. Waynesville Spartans JV closer Micah Spille put away the final three outs to record the save. The top of the first saw Madison Senior take an early lead, 3-0. Madison Senior 's offense woke up as Jones doubled before Thompson singled, bringing home Jones. Madison Senior then tacked on more runs when Thompson scored on an RBI single by Paarlberg and Paarlberg scored on an error. It didn't take long for the Waynesville Spartans JV to answer as they scored three runs of their own in the second. The Waynesville Spartans JV scored on an RBI single by Alex Hurley, a passed ball, and an RBI double by Cameron Anderson. The Waynesville Spartans JV went up for good in the third scoring six total runs, which came home on a two-run double by Stone and three singles. A one-run sixth inning helped bring Madison Senior within three. An RBI single by Jones fueled Madison Senior 's comeback. The Waynesville Spartans JV stopped the rally after Stone got Durnil to strike out.   

Boys Tennis: This has been a busy week with 5 matches. Last Friday the Spartans Tennis Team defeated Franklin 4-2. On Monday we defeated a tough Fenwick team 3-2. Tuesday a Northridge conference match we defeated 5-0. On Wednesday and Thursday we lost matches vs Oakwood and Bellbrook.   Other team news is the JV team who has a record of 4-3. The JV team consist of:  James Schneider-1st singles, Seth Sturgull-2nd singles, Double players: Daniel Papenak, Joe Bensman, Eric Jones, and Mario Pomero  

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 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 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   If interested in purchasing a season pass, visit the high school office or contact the Waynesville Athletic Department at (513) 897-8756.  

Contribute to Waynesville Community Field: Our students have a high quality, outdoor artificial turf system available for practice and events.  Our durable surface provides superior playability with an excellent drainage system.  The natural looking aesthetics with long lasting performance will enhance our outdoor programs for years to come.  You can still support this project by making a lasting contribution.  $10,000 & Up Sponsors *Includes recognition on larger slot yard lines and 8x8 brick, in game recognition announcement, field signage $1,000 & Up Sponsors *Includes Name on a yard line recognition sign and 8x8 brick.  Be a Brick Sponsor:  One 4X8 brick with a minimum gift of $250 =3 lines of laser text having 18 letters/spaces.  One 8X8 brick with a minimum gift of $500 = 6 lines of laser text having 18 letters/spaces. Your personalized brick can be in recognition of students, alumni, families, corporations and organizations, in our honorarium brick yard by the scoreboard area. Brick Sponsors can use PAYFORIT and pay online .  Brick text can be emailed to     Connect with Waynesville Athletics The athletic department is connecting with Spartan fans and alumni through Facebook. Like us at 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  

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 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 Don’t open the windows on the school bus unless instructed to do so by the bus driver. Always keep your hands and arms inside the school bus at all times. School bus safety is a part of Spartan Pride Community Wide.

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

WELLNESS WC Combined Health District March 2016 Newsletter   ZIKA VIRUS   There are several illnesses/diseases transmitted to humans by mosquitoes.   The most common in our area is West Nile Virus.  However, in 2016, Zika Virus has also shown up locally in people who have returned from parts of the world where Zika Virus has been spreading rapidly.   You can reduce your risk of being infected with mosquito-borne illness/disease by using insect repellent and wearing protective clothing to prevent mosquito bites.   For more information on Zika Virus visit or

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 

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)

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

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.

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM PLEASE RE-REGISTER YOUR CARD – IT ONLY TAKES A FEW MINUTES SEE LINK BELOW. Please forward on to anyone you think may be interested. Thank-you for partnering with Kroger for your fundraising efforts. The 2016-2017 Kroger Community Rewards Program begins May 1, 2016 and enrollment officially opened April 1, 2016. All supporters must re-register their card for the new program year. Re-enrolling only takes a few moments and is completed in a few simple steps. To have your current supporters re-enroll: 1. Visit our website at . 2. Sign in using your email address and password. If you have forgotten your password, just click on "forgot password" and a link will be sent to your email to change your password. 3. Enter your organization's five digit 82139 Wayne Local Schools number or the first three letters of the organization's name, click search. 4. Select your organization by clicking on the circle to the left of your organization's name. Thank you for your support!

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 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   WE hope everyone has a had a great 2015/2016 school year's hard to believe this year will soon be over...but here are still lots of fabulous ways you can help!!   Please join us for our next last PTO  meeting for this school year  on Tuesday May3rd at 4 p.m. in the elementary  media center. We will be discussing Field days, teacher appreciation week (who would like to help with a daily idea), Staff appreciation luncheon   upcoming science fair, as well as holding elections for new officers for next year (are you interested in being an officer or coordinator) and more !!!!   

Earth Day is April 22nd ..... we will be holding an Earth Day Spruce at the elementary school on Tuesday April 26th spruce up the flower beds , can you help pull weeds, mulch and plant flowers?? Contact us at if you can help. We welcome the help of girl scout and boy scout troops looking to earn a badge!!   Secretaries day is April 27th .... be sure to wish our awesome office staff a happy day!! Send in a card bring them a treat, they do such a fantastic job taking care of our school, they are always willing to answer questions and do so much for all of us and our sure to say THANKS!!  

Teacher Appreciation week..... is the 1st week of May..... be sure to let your teachers know how much they are truly appreciated for ALL they do!! Take a minute to have your kids make their teacher a card, send in some chocolate, just say Thank you when you see them!! PTO will be providing a little treat each day that week as a Thank You!!     

Field Days are right around the corner ..... we will once again need fingerprinted volunteers to help in the tent passing out water and popsicles. This is the best seat in the house, you are right down on the field under a pop up tent to help offer you some shade from the sun!! Please let us know if you can help May 9th-5th , May 10th-3rd, May 11th-4th, May 12th-1st, May 13th-2nd . We will also be sending home a sign up link> Mr. Cook will also need fingerprinted volunteers to help on the field.  

Science Fair is for all 4th & 5th grade students this year and will be May 19th..... Mrs. Bunn and Mrs. Holland are in need of tons of people to come help judge from 12-2:45 that afternoon.... you don't need to be fingerprinted to help with this. It is lots of fun, we welcome retirees, grandparents anyone who likes to see what children create. You don't have to be an engineer, science major, etc ... you just need to like to work with children! Please contact: if you can help.   WANT TO HELP.... but aren't able to come into the school?? We are looking for parent to enter coke rewards codes in and then transfer them to the school. We are also looking for people to clip boxtops. These are all things you can do from you home. We will send home with your student ...then you send back in once complete. Contact me at if interested.       PLEASE SEND IN ALL BOXTOPS, LABELS FOR EDUCATION, COKE REWARDS, TYSON LABELS BEFORE the end of the school year!!   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.    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

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