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Good News Friday - March 11th, 2016

Posted on: March 11, 2016
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March 11, 2016

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Getting More Students to Begin their Day with Breakfast “Wake Up to School Breakfast” Encourages Wayne Local Families to Choose Breakfast at School   Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for families to find time for a healthy breakfast. However, US Department of Agriculture data show that more students are starting their day with a nutritious breakfast in their school cafeterias.  To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available with school breakfast, Wayne Local schools recognized National School Breakfast Week during March 7-11, 2016.   The National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) campaign theme, “Wake Up to School Breakfast”, reminds the entire school community that school breakfast provides a healthy, energizing start to the day for students. Students were encouraged to “Wake Up” their minds and bodies during March 7-11 with special menus, decorations, cafeteria events, and more.  The Elementary cafeteria observed this in many ways; different menu items were served each morning, the children have a coloring page that they are working on and students are signing a banner hanging in the cafeteria.  The banner was sponsored by Fuel Up to Play 60 and the American Dairy Association, both groups that have a huge role in funding school breakfasts nationwide.  The banner asks for children to "Take the Pledge - Eat Breakfast Everyday".  The banner will proudly be displayed behind the cafeteria serving lines so everyone knows – Our kids eat their breakfast!!   “A healthy breakfast at the start of the day is one way to ensure students are getting the best education they can,” said Pat Dubbs, Superintendent. “National School Breakfast Week helps us educate parents and students about all the healthy and appealing choices we offer”. The district serves over 105 breakfast meals daily through the federally funded School Breakfast Program. School nutrition professionals in Wayne Local prepare breakfast and lunches every day that meet federal nutrition standards – limiting fat, calories and sodium – and encourage students to choose from the fruits, vegetables and whole grains offered with school meals.   Five different breakfasts items were introduced this week; Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins and Lemon Chip Dunker to mention a couple.  Wayne Local also has the Grab and Go Breakfast for students that are running late to make sure they start their day with Breakfast.   National School Breakfast Week was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program to all children and to promote the links between eating a good breakfast, academic achievement and healthy lifestyles. The “Wake Up to School Breakfast” campaign was made possible by the nonprofit School Nutrition Association and Kellogg’s Specialty Channels. Parents and students can follow the fun on   For more information about schools meals, visit  

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE   The High School Student Council will be hosting a semi-annual Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, March 23rd, from 8-noon in the high school gym.  Student forms can be picked up from the high school office or in the Media Center/Library and need to be returned to Mrs. Miller in the Media Center/Library.  If participating in the blood drive, please bring picture identification that includes your first and last name and your date of birth.  Please contact Mrs. Miller if you do not have this and would still like to donate (we can use the HS yearbook, if accompanied by acceptable proof of birth date.)   Please consider participating!  Giving blood is a generous, compassionate act that saves lives.  Also, the Community Blood Center offers scholarship and grants to participating schools and graduating seniors are recognized at graduation when they have given blood 3 or more times.    Kelly Miller HS/MS Library and Media Center

FIFTH RECORDER CONCERT   On Tuesday, March 22nd the Fifth Grade students will perform their Recorder Concert at 2:45 and 7:00 pm in the Elementary Gym. Everyone is invited to come enjoy as these talented Fifth Graders share their music skills in their final Elementary Music program. This concert will include songs in a variety of music styles and will also feature some of our talented High School instrumentalists as guest performers. Come and enjoy!   Many thanks, in advance, to all the 5th grade students, 5th grade teachers, 5th grade parents, Elementary staff, PTO, and anyone else that has helped with this program. Your help is greatly appreciated!   Andrea Stubbs Elementary Music

ELEMENTARY BOOK FAIR – MARCH 21-25   We will be holding our 2016 Spring Book Fair in house this year from Monday, March 21st through Thursday, March 25th.  This book fair will be slightly different from the Fall Book Fair.  We will not host a family night for the Spring Fair due to busy schedules and the book fair being right before Spring Break.  However we have two great alternatives to Family Night.  You can do all of your ordering online by going to .  It will ask you for your school and all you do is put in Waynesville Elementary School.  Some benefits to this are you can send wish lists to loved ones, you can find books for everyone from preschoolers to adults, you can enjoy FREE shipping to the school and all of your purchases will directly benefit our school library program. Online ordering is available March 16th through March 29th.  You can also download the Scholastic Book Fair App from the App Store or Google Play.  From the app you can scan book covers, QR codes or bar codes add them to your wish lists share the lists, watch videos and podcasts about the book or even purchase directly from the app.  The children will visit the book fair during their regularly scheduled library time.  A few adjustments of that schedule may be necessary.   Mrs. Purkey

COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS   College Credit Plus (CCP) gives students the opportunity to take college courses and receive college credit while still on the campus of Wayne Local Schools.  All public school districts must allow college-ready students in grades 7-12 who qualify for college admission to have the opportunity to participate in this new program.    Wayne Local Schools are very proud to have partnered with Sinclair Community College and will be working together to offer the best opportunities for our students.  Students are not required to select Sinclair Community College and can choose other post-secondary opportunities.  It is the student’s responsibility to complete all registration and application policies established at each university or college.   April 1st is the deadline for students to submit to Waynesville High School the Student Letter of Intent to Participate in College Credit Plus form. Visit for access of the form.  NOTE – ALL WHS students planning on taking CCP courses at WHS or at a college campus need to complete this form annually. This includes students already in the program from 2015-16.   Reminder: WHS is on Spring Break starting March 25th. Please turn in the WHS Letter of Intent for the CCP program before this date or postmarked no later than April 1st.    May 1st is the deadline for Sinclair’s CCP Application for Summer / Fall Semester:  If you have students who are continuing at Sinclair as a CCP student, they will NOT need to reapply.  Additional information about CCP can be found at:     If you have any questions, feel free to call or e-mail.   Abby J. Shinkle Academic Planning 6-12

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

GARAFOLO’S GOOD NEWS   In our 4th grade ELA blocks, students are very busy at their independent learning stations. Students can be found using technology to read their articles, their non-fiction passages, and researching information for writing pieces. To meet the learning styles and needs of these students, we are also completing weekly passage and skill scavenger hunts at one of their learning stations. During these scavenger hunts, students are looking for ten different short passages to read and respond to, based upon the weekly skill. Past passages have focused on ‘reading for detail’, ‘inferencing’, ‘drawing conclusions’, and ‘figurative language’.  Students are reading across the genres at their independent reading station. Students are reading stories from our Journey’s Basal reader, in addition to our class novel at the time. Our most recent novel was Snow Treasure. Upon finishing up our Snow Treasure reading and studying, students were given a ‘choice board’. The choice board gave students the opportunity to choose one activity to complete that showed their knowledge of the story and display their personal strengths (creativity, technology, design). The culminating activities that the students chose to complete have been remarkable. Students have written poems, created board games, designed new story covers with inside sleeve summaries, Power Point presentations, dioramas and more. When given the opportunity to show their strengths and knowledge, these students soared!   Mrs. Anna Garafolo

MRS. BECKETT'S FIRST GRADE   Mrs. Beckett's first grade class is excited for Spring to arrive.  We look forward to all of the wonderful things that Spring brings!   It is hard to believe that the school year is going by so quickly.  We have covered so much, but we still have so many things we still need to explore and learn.    The children really love their independent reading time.  As they begin to branch out into chapter books, they are starting to seek out topics that they are interested in and love to read about.  They are truly engaged during this self-selected reading time.   They also love their Work at Writing time.  The children are experiencing how wonderful it is to be an author and share your writing.  They love to read their books to the class and share their ideas and thoughts.  Some students have even been working on books together as cooperating authors and illustrators.  It is so wonderful to see such enthusiasm about writing.   We are continuing to work toward reaching many of our end of year goals in math, reading and writing.  Please continue to practice at home so we can make sure everyone is successful at mastering these skills.   As the year continues, we are introducing some very challenging math concepts.  Please review any papers that come home and reinforce these concepts.  We appreciate all of your support at home.   The students are currently working on completing their informational reports in writing.  This is a new experience for them, but they seem to be doing very well with it.  They have already completed the opinion writing assignment and will also finish a personal narrative before the end of the year.   As we move toward the end of the year there will be many fun and exciting activities taking place.  Please be watching for information about these many activities in newsletters and notes home in your child's Communication folder.   As always, thank you so much for all of your support in making this a successful year for your child.   Have a wonderful Spring Break!   Sharon Beckett

6TH GRADE AUCTION   Are you getting ready to spring clean? The 6th grade is beginning to prepare for our end of the year auction. Please consider sharing your gently used or new items, including: board games, sports balls, stuffed animals, movies, and electronic games. We will also gladly accept candy and gift cards to use in our auction. Please bring any donations to the middle school office.   Lindsay Smith   

WLS ARTWORK BEING DISPLAYED   Starting this Friday the community and our art department at Wayne Local are pairing up to display student work downtown! There are 13 stores involved in displaying work, each store will be marked to let you know what stores have student artwork hanging. Our work will be diverse and range from all grades. Some high school artwork will be for sale and available for purchase. These pieces will be on display for a month in our supporting stores. So come out to explore our downtown while enjoying the student creativity!!    Wayne Art Department Bethany Perry  

MIDDLE SCHOOL CONCERT COMING SOON   Mark your calendars for Monday, March 21st at 6:30pm – it’s time for the next Middle School Concert!  All middle school bands and choirs will be performing in the high school gym.  In honor of the month of March, all three middle school bands have been working on marches, learning about the style and form of these unique pieces of band literature.  In addition, each band will be playing a thematic piece that has posed new challenges for our young musicians.  Come support the hard work these students have been making – you will notice a huge difference from December’s Winter Concert!  

UPCOMING DATES FOR WAYNESVILLE BANDS:   Monday, March 21, 2016: Middle School Concert – 6:30pm in the HS Gym 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

GUIDANCE COUNSELOR NEWS Cathy Joefreda ACADEMIC PLANNING NEWS Abby Shinkle 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

UNITED STATES SERVICE ACADEMY SEMINARS – APRIL   Interested in learning about the application process for the Air Force, Military, Naval, and Merchant Marines Academy?     Join an informational session in Ohio near you.   Interested students and their parents are invited to attend one of the informational seminars co-hosted by Senator Sherrod Brown and Senator Rob Portman.  There will be nine seminars across the state throughout the month of April.   On Thursday, April 7, 2016 there is a seminar scheduled for Warren County.  Location: Symmes Township Library 11850 Enyart Road Loveland, OH 45140, 6:00- 8:00p.m. More will be scheduled for the Beavercreek, Bowling Green, and Cleveland area- TBA.   Liaison officers from the Naval, Military, Air Force, and Merchant Marine academies will be present to speak and to answer questions.  In addition, Academy Coordinators will discuss the congressional nomination process that will use to select qualified men and women.    The privilege of nominating candidates to the United States service academies is one that entails a great deal of responsibility.  Like the academies, they are interested in students who have demonstrated leadership potential and excellence in academics, athletics, and extra-curricular activities.   If you are a freshman, sophomore, or junior that may be interested in attending one of these seminars, please contact Michael Dustman, Academy Co-Coordinator, or (800) 205-OHIO (6446) or (614) 469-6774.   Abby Shinkle Academic Planning 

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.  

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

LADY SPARTANS TEAMING UP WITH LEBANON FORD FOR THE ANNUAL FORD TEST DRIVE!   Lady Spartans Basketball Team will be having their annual Ford test drive on Saturday, April 9th between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  The girls will be out getting drivers for this event.  If you are 18 years old or older and have a valid driver’s license we hope that you will come up and test drive a car or truck for us.  After you drive you will get a coupon for 10% off your meal at Gameday and a $5 off card at Stonehouse.  We would like to thank both of these establishments for helping us out.  Your cost is Zero.  All you have to do is take a short test drive and fill out a paper.  Hope to see you there.   You can also email Tim Gabbard at ( if you would like to schedule a test drive. Coach Gabbard

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!

Waynesville Junior High and High School Squads  Including Football, Basketball, and Competition   Cheerleading tryouts for the 2016-17 school year will be held March 14-16, 2016.  Parents of any interested student currently in grades 6-11 should plan to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday evening, March 9, at 7:00 p.m. in the middle school / high school cafeteria. We will be sharing information regarding tryout details, summer camp, football, basketball, and competition cheerleading seasons. Should you have any questions, please contact Tammy Burchfield at 897-2761 x2006 or by email at   *Girls who have been involved in the high school cheer program for the 2015-16 school year do not need to attend the meeting on Wednesday, March 9.  

Lady Spartans Youth Volleyball Join us as we kick off the mini-season at our FREE CLINIC: Fri. March 11, 2016, 5:00pm-8:00pm                                                Current Grades 2nd-6th   Each player will receive basic instruction and training from the Lady Spartans coaching staff and volleyball players. Those who participate in the mini-season will have team practices and the opportunity to apply her fundamental skills in competitive matches. (We hope for 6th grade to compete in a mini tourney on Fri. May 13 at Little Miami.)  Registration forms have been sent home from school, and can also be found on our website:  

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)  

Boys Basketball Senior All Star Game: Seniors Chase Struewing and Logan Fruhwirth will be playing in the SWBL Sr. All Star Basketball Game on Monday, March 14 at Madison HS. Tip off at 7pm. Come support Chase and Logan suit up in the ORANGE and BLACK one last time!

2016 Waynesville High School Baseball Youth Skills Camp – Saturday, March 19th Waynesville High School Baseball will be holding a youth skills camp on Saturday, March 19th. All players will receive instruction from current players and coaches that will better prepare them to continue on the tradition of excellence in the Waynesville Baseball family. Instruction will be adjusted to meet and improve the specific areas of need as determined by the abilities of each individual camper. 1st  Grade -– 4th Grade - 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM 5th Grade –- 8th Grade - 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Registration forms are available in the middle and high school offices as well as the youth association website. Cost is $25 per player (includes T-shirt). Please contact Coach Hill at with any further questions.  

Inaugural Waynesville Baseball Cornhole Tournament – March 19, 2016 – 1:00 PM Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Waynesville Baseball Cornhole Tournament on March 19th. The cost is $20 per team. All teams are guaranteed at least three games, pizza, water, and entry into raffle drawings. Games will begin at 1:00 PM in the outfield of the varsity baseball diamond. In case of inclement weather, games will be played on the football field or in the middle and high school gyms. Tickets are available through any high school baseball player and the MIDDLE school office.  *Please contact Coach Hill at with any further questions.

All records and stats can be found at the SWBL website  


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 .  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 TRANSPORTATION SAFETY TIPS MEETING THE BUS Students should: • Be on time; • Arrive at the bus stop at least 5-10 minutes before the regular pickup time; • Stand away from the road. Do Not stand on the traveled portion of the roadway while waiting for a bus; • Maintain proper conduct; • Respect the property of others; • Wait until the bus has stopped; then walk to the front door. Do Not run alongside a moving bus; • Board the bus in an orderly fashion; and • Use the bus stop closest to your home. Walking to a friend’s house to catch a bus often causes overcrowding at a given stop. 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 Newsletter Feb. 2016   PRESSURE POINTS FOR PAIN RELIEF   There are more than 400 acupressure points on the body that can promote relaxation and relieve pain.  Here are a few popular areas to apply pressure:

  • Squeeze and massage the fleshy area between your thumb and pointer finger to relieve headaches, toothaches, and neck and shoulder pain (avoid when pregnant).
  • Press down on the area on the inner wrist between the tendons and below the palm to rid nausea, upset stomach, chest pain, and carpal tunnel pain.
  • Apply pressure and massage the knobby spot on the upper bridge of your nose between your eyebrows to help improve memory, relieve eyestrain and stress, and calm your mind.
  • Press firmly on your prominent neck muscles along your spine, below the base of your skull to reduce stress, headache, neck pain, insomnia and neck stiffness.
  • Apply pressure to the backside of the kneecap to reduce knee, back and sciatica pain.
  • Bend your leg and apply pressure to the fleshy area about two inches below your kneecap.  You can press on both legs at the same time to help digestive disorders, fight fatigue and boost the immune system.

-Note:  Please consult your doctor before using acupressure when pregnant.  FLU SEASON   Flu season up until this point has been relatively mild, but flu activity is predicted to increase over the coming weeks.  The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.   Flu symptoms: Fever or feeling feverish/chills; Cough; Sore Throat; Runny or Stuffy Nose; Muscle or body aches; Headaches; Fatigue   Flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby.   You may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick. Most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick.  If your child is diagnosed with flu they should remain home until symptoms are gone and the child is without fever for 24 hours.   Jen Royalty, RN, BSN Wayne Local School Nurse

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) 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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KROGER CARDS 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 partnering with Kroger for your fundraising efforts. The 2015-2016 Kroger Community Rewards Program begins May 1, 2015 and enrollment officially opened April 1, 2015. 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 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!

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 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

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

WAYNE LOCAL HALL OF FAME   The Wayne Local Hall of Fame exists to recognize individuals who exemplified excellence in two categories: 1) Academic Leadership (accomplishments while a student in the Wayne Local School District, and/or 2) Success and Citizenship (accomplishments after graduation from Wayne Local School District, or while an employee of the school district, or for other significant contributions to the school district). Nomination forms may be picked up in the Superintendent's office or found on the Wayne Local website “Hall of Fame form”.  Deadline for forms is March 30, 2016. The recipients of the Hall of Fame award will be announced at the 2016 Wayne Local Alumni Dinner Saturday, May 28.   Mail the nomination form to Wayne Local Schools, Attn:  Pat Dubbs, 659 Dayton Rd. Waynesville, OH  45068.  Forms may be emailed to  please cc   

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 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   MIDDLE SCHOOL PTO
   Next Meeting Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 7pm in the Middle School Conference Room   Thanks to all who donated food for the teacher conference dinner on February 25!  The teachers really appreciated it! / 723 Dayton Rd.  Waynesville, OH 45068
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          To See the Minutes from our last meeting click the link:
   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
   PTO Officers
 Marsha Gober- President   
 Christie Stricker-Treasurer

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WAYNESVILLE CHAMBER NEWS Support Waynesville by visiting the Waynesville Chamber website and learn what is happening in Waynesville! The Best of Warren County Nominations are in and Waynesville area businesses and attractions are nominated in several categories. Now, we need you to vote for us, from Monday, March 7 through Sunday, March 20. Click on the link below and VOTE for Waynesville.

Progressive Women’s Club Invites Local High School Seniors to Apply for   Scholarships Deadline: April 11th The Progressive Women’s Club has long offered scholarships to local graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated scholastic merit, leadership and community service. This club is a group of Waynesville-area women who are dedicated to strengthening our community through service, philanthropy and education. Members raise funds to distribute to local nonprofit charities and to offer educational scholarships.  Members also contribute their time and talent in support of other community needs.      Any graduating high school senior residing in the Wayne Local School District may apply for a Progressive Women’s Club Scholarship. This means applicants may be enrolled in Wayne Local Schools, private school, parochial school, vocational school, or may be home schooled.    Wayne Local High School seniors may obtain the application form from High School Guidance Counselor Mrs. Cathy Joefreda-Wells.  Forms also may be obtained via email by writing Lisa Gooding, PWC Scholarship Chairperson, at lagooding22@gmail.comDEADLINE for submitting completed application packets to the Progressive Women’s Club is April 11th.  Details are in the application.  Also, scholarship recipients and their parents are invited to attend the Progressive Women’s Club dinner meeting, Wednesday, May 4th.  (4/8) 

3rd ANNUAL FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE  Preschool/Young Elementary   Join in on all the fun this year, plan on attending “The Princess Ball.”  Saturday, March 12, 2015; 7-9 PM; Waynesville Middle School.  Tickets are $15.00/couple or $20 a family available at the door.  Come ready to dance in your Sunday Best.  Sponsored by Waynesville After Prom Committee.  Pictures (3/11)

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 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: To find out what is happening at the Mary L Cook Library, just go to their website: and click on Newsletter. Lego Fun for Grades 1 – 5 at The Mary L. Cook Public Library 381 Old Stage Rd. Choose one day to join us, Monday, March 21 6:00pm – 7:00pm OR Saturday, April 2 10:30m – 11:30am We supply Legos of all sizes and a theme. You supply your imagination! You will have lots of fun building a creation based on a theme.  Registration is required for these programs and will begin March 7. (3/25)

Weather Science for Preschoolers (3yrs. – Kindergarteners) and a Caregiver at the Mary L. Cook Public Library 381 Old Stage Rd.  Friday, March 18 4:00pm to 4:30pm.  We will be exploring weather with several hands on activities.  All children should bring an adult with them.  Required Registration will begin February 29. Questions, please contact Kathy Daniels 513-897-4826 (3/18)

Frozen Party for children 3yrs – 7yrs,  Chase the winter blues away with a Frozen Party  Saturday, March 19 10:30am - 11:30am Or 12:00pm - 1:00pm We will make a craft, enjoy snacks, and join in on many Frozen themed activities.  You may come dressed as your favorite Frozen character. Required registration must be done in person beginning February 29.  So sign up now in person at The Mary L. Cook Public Library 381 Old Stage Rd. Waynesville  Each party will be limited to 20 participants.  Questions - Call Kathy Daniels Youth Services 513-897-4826 (3/11) Mary L. Cook Public Library 381 Old Stage Road Waynesville, OH 45068 513-897-4826 fax 513-897-9215 www.

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