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The first day of school for Grades 1-12 students is Thursday, Aug. 15.

Kindergarten and Preschool students begin school on Tuesday, Aug. 20

District News

Good News Friday - August 5th , 2016

Posted on: August 8, 2016

GOOD NEWS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE

First Day for Students Grades 1-12 – Monday, August 22
First Day for Kindergarten and Preschool – Thursday, August 25

ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL HOMEROOM LISTS Class/Homeroom lists will be posted by noon on August 15th.  For grades 3,4 and 5 parents may pick up “schedules” for students which will show in detail how their child’s school day will go.   

WHS OPEN HOUSE set for August 17th for ALL High School Students  6 pm – 8 pm   On August 17th, we are going to have an OPEN HOUSE for ALL  high school students.  Open house will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and you may bring your child in at any time during this time frame.  During this time you will have the opportunity to do the following:   ·     Emergency Medical Forms, Student Handbook, Free and Reduced Lunch, Bus Routes: Parent’s please bring information with you so you can fill out all emergency medical forms. ·     Schedules:  All students will get their schedule, locker and will have the opportunity to visit classroom teachers. ·     Class Rings: Graduate Services will be here to answer any questions about ordering your class ring. ·     Senior Information:  Graduate services will be here to answer any questions in regards to graduation.  
IMPORTANT PARENT/STUDENT MEETINGS This year we have added two informational meetings to help parents understand graduation requirements/testing and taking College Credit Plus courses in 2016-17.  Both meetings will take place in the high school gym.
7:00 pm   Graduation/Testing Requirements for the class of 2018 and beyond
7:30 pm   College Credit Plus – Expectations and Procedures for 2016-17 If for some reason you cannot attend this event, you may stop by the office after August 17th or we will send everything home on the first day of school.    If you have questions about OPEN HOUSE please feel free to contact the High School office (513) 897-2776.   We are looking forward to seeing all of you on August 17th!  

WAYNESVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL Open House will be Thursday, August 18   Thursday, August 18 the middle school will hold its open house for all middle school students. This is a great time for parents and students to meet the teachers, fill out paperwork, and pick up schedules.
Each grade level has a specific time to attend:
5:00-5:30              New Student Orientation (New to Waynesville)
5:30-6:30              Sixth Grade Orientation
7:00-8:00              Seventh and Eighth Grade Open House
If for some reason you are unable to attend, students will receive everything on the first day of school. Please contact the middle school office at 513-897-4706 with any questions.  We look forward to seeing you on Thursday night!  

WAYNESVILLE ELEMENTARY

Open House  Grades 1-5 – Wednesday, August 17   
Grades 1/2      4:30 – 5:30       Parents visit Grades 1/2 classrooms           
Grade 3/5     5:45 – 6:45       Parents visit Grade 3/5 classrooms
Grades 4     7:00 – 8:00       Parents visit Grade 4 classrooms                                                                                                    

WES Open House for Young Fives and Kindergarten –
Thursday, August 18   5:00 – 5:30       Young Fives and AM Kindergarten 5:00 – 5:45       All Day Kindergarten 5:30 – 6:00       PM Kindergarten  
Preschool Open House – Thursday, August 18 5:00 – 6:00 – Visit Preschool classroom

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

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

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

WAYNESVILLE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT ATHLETIC SEASON PASS 2016 - 2017 SEASON  

ADULT PASS          $80 This includes admission to all regular season Waynesville H.S. & M.S. home contests 
STUDENT PASS         $50 This includes admission to all regular season Waynesville H.S. & M.S. home contests 
FAMILY PASS FOR FAMILY OF FOUR          $200 This includes admission to all regular season home games for a family of 4.  Families larger than 4 can include additional immediate family members for $25 each.   At the admission gate, your name will appear on a pass list allowing you to sign-in to each event.   Adult and Student individual admission prices for league games are:  $6 - high school football and basketball games $5 - other high school sports games $4 - middle school games The Waynesville Athletic Department hosts approximately 90 ticketed home events annually.  As you can see, the season pass is a real bargain; a family of 4 attending as few as 9 home events would begin saving money.   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   A
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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
SAFETY TIPS There should be no horsing around while waiting for the school bus.  Someone could be hurt, injured, or even pushed out into traffic.  Students waiting for the school bus in an orderly manner are a safety expectation and 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 www.wayne-local.com  or click here.

WELLNESS WC Combined Health District Newsletter – May 2016 Worried About Mosquitoes?   Follow these steps to help prevent mosquito bites:   Wear Insect Repellent.  Yes!  It is safe.  When used as directed, insect repellent is the BEST way to protect yourself from mosquito bites – even children and pregnant women should protect themselves.  Higher percentages of active ingredient provide longer lasting protection.   Cover Up.  When weather permits, wear long-sleeved shirts and pants.   Keep Mosquitoes Outside.  Use air conditioning or make sure that you repair and use window/door screens.   For more information on mosquito bite prevention or the latest Zika Virus information visit www.cdc.gov SUN SAFETY With the warmer weather it’s important to remember to protect our skin.  Here are some tips to keep in mind.  Seek the shade, especially between 10 AM and 4 PM.  Do not burn.  Avoid tanning and UV tanning beds.  Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.  Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.  Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.  Keep newborns out of the sun. Sunscreens should be used on babies over the age of six months.  Examine your skin head-to-toe every month.  See your physician every year for a professional skin exam. ABCD’s of Melanoma A - Asymmetrical Shape Melanoma lesions are often irregular, or not symmetrical, in shape. Benign moles are usually symmetrical. B - Border Typically, non-cancerous moles have smooth, even borders. Melanoma lesions usually have irregular borders that are difficult to define. C – Color The presence of more than one color (blue, black, brown, tan, etc.) or the uneven distribution of color can sometimes be a warning sign of melanoma. Benign moles are usually a single shade of brown or tan. D – Diameter Melanoma lesions are often greater than 6 millimeters in diameter (approximately the size of a pencil eraser).   Jennifer Royalty jroyalty@wayne-local.com Wayne Local School Nurse

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 AND EARLY RELEASE SCHEDULES  Plan “B” – Two Hour Delay School Schedule  & Plan “B” – Two Hour Early Release Schedule 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764) SaferOH Tip Line Read more.

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

BCI AND FBI BACKGROUND CHECKS BCI & FBI Background Check Information 2016/17 STUDENT INSURANCE  If you are interested in Student Insurance, please click here

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

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

 PTO NEWS ELEMENTARY PTO   2016/2017 PTO Officers  President: Jen Pond Vice Pres.#1 Mindi Squire Vice Pres. #2 Jamie Manley Treasurer: Courtney Buck Secretary: Jessica Dupps    Please become a part of this fabulous organization, the more hands we have the more we can accomplish!    WANT TO HELP.... but aren't able to come into the school?? EMAIL wespto2010@gmail.com      We would like to invite you to our monthly PTO meetings. They are held on the first Tuesday of the month, 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.  Next meeting will be early August to plan for the 2016/2017 school. Please consider joining us and letting us know what ideas you have for the year!! Also come and welcome our new and returning officers! Time and date will be posted as it approaches!   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!     

MIDDLE SCHOOL PTO   wmspto1@gmail.com / 723 Dayton Rd.  Waynesville, OH 45068
 LIKE us on Facebook: Waynesville Middle School PTO                              Email: wmspto1@gmail.com         To See the Minutes from our last meeting click the link:  https://www.facebook.com/WaynesvilleMiddleSchoolPTO We would like 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. MOVIE IN THE PARK August 5 @ 8:45 p.m. Bicentennial Park – Waynesville Kung Fu Panda 3 Free Popcorn Free Admission Free Cotton Candy BACK 2 SCHOOL BASH! Saturday, August 13 from 4-7pm CrossView Christian Church presents in partnership with the Health & Safety Fair sponsored by B&B Carryout & Diner and hosted at Waynesville Schools. Free Food, Inflatables, Giveaways, and more! Live entertainment from Alexis Gomez, American Idol semi-finalist

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

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

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

MARY L. COOK LIBRARY NEWS Mary L Cook website: 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. Mary L. Cook Public Library 381 Old Stage Road Waynesville, OH 45068 513-897-4826 fax 513-897-9215 www. mlcook.lib.oh.us SUBSCRIBE OR UNSUBSCRIBE TO GNF If you want to subscribe or unsubscribe to Good News Friday, please go to our website www.wayne-local.com and on the far left column under GNF enter your email address, mark subscribe or unsubscribe and submit. Wayne Local School’s web site. www.wayne-local.com Please visit our web site to get information about our schools. Follow on Twitter    Friend on Facebook    Forward to Friend   Copyright © 2015 Wayne-Local Schools, All rights reserved.  You are receiving this email because you subscribed on our website.  Our mailing address is:  Wayne-Local Schools 659 Dayton Rd. Waynesville, Ohio 45068