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Good News Friday - March 24th

Posted on: March 24, 2016
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GOOD NEWS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE

SPRING BREAK BEGINS FRIDAY, MARCH 25TH - ENJOY SCHOOL REOPENS MONDAY, APRIL 4TH

LONG TERM SUB POSITION OPEN HS SECRETARY Start Date April 13 until the end of the school year. Questions contact:  Randy Gebhardt, Prin.  rgebhardt@wayne-local.com Please give a letter of interest and resume to Mr. Gebhardt.

THIRD GRADE NEWS   Our classroom continues to be a very busy place.  We continue to grow in our reading, writing, and math skills.   We have been reading a lot about the old west.  One selection that we read was about cowboys on the cattle drive.  Next, we read a historical fiction selection about a boom town. Then, we read another historical fiction that took place in the depression era during the dust bowl.  We enjoyed learning about the past trough characters.  Reading these selections also made us thankful for what we have and the way that we live.  To conclude this unit we read a play titled The Crowded House.  The students enjoyed reading the different parts in the play.    In writing we have been developing mood through our words.  The students wrote cinquain poems about their favorite holiday or celebration.  We have also been writing opinion pieces in response to literature.   Our math studies have been on geometry.  We have studied lines, angles, polygons, and area.  We will be designing our own dream houses in which we will find the area and perimeter.    Heidi Berardinis hberardinis@wayne-local.com

THE ELEMENTARY LITERACY LAB   Often times, parents ask the teachers how they can help their child decode unknown words. Here are a several strategies that may help your child determine that unknown word.               Did I look at the picture for clues?             Can I skip the word and read the rest of the sentence and then go back and read it again correctly?             Can I sound out the word?             Do I recognize any hunks and chunks, word parts, or smaller words in the word?             Did I stretch the word out slowly to put the sounds together?             Am I pronouncing it correctly?  The reader may know the word if he/she hears it.             Do I know a similar word?  New words can remind the reader of a word he/she already knows.             Are there clues in the text? Using context text clues may help determine word and word meaning.             Does it look right? The beginning sounds should match the beginning letters of the unknown word.             Does it sound right?             Does it make sense? Reread the sentence and ask if it makes sense.   Reading biographies is important for three reasons. First, children are reading more nonfiction books at school. Reading picture biographies is a great way to start with young readers. Secondly, when reading biographies, the reader is learning about real historical people. Finally, the biographies usually tell about people who have overcome obstacles or made an important impact in the world.   Whether it is fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, it is important to discuss the book your child is reading. This will show the child that you are interested in what he/she is reading and learning. You might ask about characters, setting, problem, and solutions, what character traits do the characters have or how the character felt. Encourage your child to explain why he/she answered the way he/she did.   Here are a few educational apps for children.            Sight Word Ninja Vocabulary Spelling City Phonics Genius Spell Mania Reading Comprehension News-o-Matic Daily Newspaper Just for Kids   Enjoy reading!   Ms. Durham Literacy Lab jdurham@wayne-local.com

GOOD NEWS FROM THE FRENCH ROOM!   As spring approaches, the French One class is continuing their study of French vocabulary and basic expressions.  They are currently learning how to discuss where they are going and what is going to happen in the near future.  Also in this chapter they will begin using some basic verbs to say what they are doing.  This is very exciting for them as they begin to create their own simple sentences entirely in French.  I look forward to watching them continue the learning process next year in French Two.   Students in French Two are learning how to express themselves in the past using the Passé Compose and the Imparfait.  We are currently reading the authentic French version of Sleeping Beauty entitled, “The Beauty in the Sleeping Forest,” in order to see how these two verb tenses are used together to express events in the past. The class is currently conducted in a mixture of French and English with the goal being to transition to all or at least mostly French by the beginning of next year. As I tell the students, “You’ll never learn to speak French if you don’t speak in French!”   Speaking of next year I am very excited to announce that we will once again be offering French III at WHS!  It is during French III that I see the greatest gains in language usage and comprehension.  If you want to ensure that your student is ready for foreign language study in college, then you really should encourage them to continue their study of French to French III and beyond.  Many colleges and universities require at least two years study of the same foreign language (one year of Spanish and one year of French doesn’t count!) for admission.  However, if your child is hoping to be considered for a scholarship, additional foreign language study or, the addition of a second foreign language, could be one of the factors that sets him/her apart from the rest of the applicants.    If you have any questions or concerns about you child, please do not hesitate to contact me at epardon@wayne-local.com.   Elizabeth Pardon

SAVE THE DATE   WHS Spring Musical  April 15-17 & April 22-23 More info to follow.

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

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

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

GUIDANCE COUNSELOR NEWS

Cathy Joefreda cjoefreda@wayne-local.com A

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

OMC Ohio Mathematics Contest 2016   Saturday April 9, 12:30 pm– 6:00 pm,     WSU   The annual Ohio Mathematics Contest (OMC) is for upper elementary, middle, and high school students in grades 4 through 11. Therefore, if you have a 4th through 11th grader in your household, please consider letting them enter the 2016 Ohio Mathematics Contest, which is being hosted by Wright State University Department of Mathematics and Statistics. There will be prizes for the top three entrants in each grade and scholarships will be awarded to the top three entrants in grades 9, 10 and 11. Don’t miss this great opportunity!   The purpose of the contest is to stimulate interest in mathematics and physics among upper elementary, middle, and high school students and to recognize those who exhibit exceptional talents in mathematical skills. The organizers and sponsors ask teachers and parents to strongly encourage their students and children in grades 4 through 11 to enter this contest.   The contest is part of the annual KSEA National Science and Mathematics Contest and entrants may participate in mathematics, high school physics or both. The national winners will be recognized at a later date. The contest consists of taking grade specific examinations. Entrants will need to bring a pencil with an eraser. Calculators are not permitted.   Entry Fee:  EARLY REGISTRATION: $20.00 for Math only, $20.00 for High School Physics only, or $30.00 for both if pre-registering by April 2, 2016. LATE OR ON SITE REGISTRATION: $30.00 for Math only, $30.00 for High School Physics only, or $50.00 for both if registering after April 2, 2016.    Entry fees are not refundable.   All entrants will receive participation certificates. Cash Prizes:  Grades 4–8: 1st place, $100; 2nd Place, $75; 3rd place, $50 Grades 9–11: 1st place, $150; 2nd place, $100; 3rd place, $50 The First Place winners’ exams for each grade will be forwarded to the national KSEA organization to compete at the national level. Scholarships: The top three winners in grades 9, 10, and 11 will receive the following scholarships: 1st place, $2,500; 2nd place, $1000; 3rd place, $500. The scholarships are applied to undergraduate tuition at Wright State University and are renewable for up to four years if recipients maintain good academic standing. Students may win in multiple years and accumulate the scholarship amounts. To Register Online: Visit http://www.ksea.org/nmsc/registration.asp and select “Dayton-OH” from the list and click on “Continue”. Fill out the requested information and click “Submit”. To Register by Mail: Pick up the Entry Form in the WHS High School Office and send it in with a check or money order for the correct entry fee payable to “KSEA-Dayton”.   OMC is organized by the Dayton Branch of the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association, hosted by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and supported by the Office of the President at Wright State University.   Abby J. Shinkle Academic Planning 6-12 ashinkle@wayne-local.com

Start Talking Parent Tip of the week: Empowering Parent’s to Raise Children to be Substance Free KNOW! Doing Good is Good for Them Read more about the importance of supporting your child in volunteering their time and efforts to a meaningful cause. Select “March 21” at the following link: https://www.drugfreeactionalliance.org/know-teachable-moment-archive (4/8)

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

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

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

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

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  http://www.wayne-local.com/ 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:  https://www.ohiohighered.org/ccp     If you have any questions, feel free to call or e-mail.   Abby J. Shinkle Academic Planning 6-12 ashinkle@wayne-local.com

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

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL 2016 SUMMER ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES: START PLANNING NOW!     Wright State University offers Pre- College Summer Camps 2016. These programs offer enrichment and exploration of many interesting subjects.    The WSU office of Pre-College Programs in conjunction with the College of Science and Mathematics, College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the University Libraries are pleased to offer Exploring STEMM – Enriching Minds through Science 2016, as well as Residential Camps and Institutes focused on STEMM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine.   Students who are selected will participate in a variety of STEMM disciplines over a two-day period. Students will spend the night one night on campus under the supervision of residential Assistants.   Exploring STEMM (Grades 7-9) will include: Exploring Human Anatomy, Exploring the  Nano-world  of Precious Metals, Brain Plasticity, No Avatar Needed, DNA and Forensic Science, More than Books: How the Library Supports STEMM students, Demonstrations of Chemistry in Our Lives, Falling Waters (FREE)

Residential Camp (Grades 6-9) will include:  Storm water Management, Architectural Engineering, Busted Physics Facts, Dramatic Theater, Leadership skills, Young Writer’s –Creative Mind. (COST)   Residential Institutes (10-12) will include: Advanced Web Design, College Test prep, Engineering, Food Science: STEM, Forensic Science, Law and Government, Performance Theatre, Social Work 101, and Take Action – Leadership. (COST)   Deadlines are two weeks before each event that is offered (Beginning June 1, 2016).    Confirmation materials upon completion of application, which must include a nomination letter from a teacher, will be e-mailed.  Applications are taken on a first come first serve basis. This program will fill quickly; early registration is encouraged. Register online.   Feel free to pick up a flyer about the Pre-College Summer Camps in the Middle & High School Offices or for more information about each program offered visit www.wright.edu/precollege Telephone: 937-775-3135, E-mail: precollege@wright.edu  (May) Abby Shinkle Academic Success Planner ashinkle@wayne-local.com

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 ashinkle@wayne-local.com 

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

Waynesville Baseball had another couple of successful scrimmages at Monroe and Stebbins High Schools this week. The Spartan Bats open up season play at home on Saturday, March 26 at 1:00 PM versus Kenton Ridge High School. They will follow up opening day with games versus Greeneview, at Clinton Massie, at Deer Park, at Dixie, and at Badin High Schools over the Spring Break week. Go Spartans!   S

partan Tennis The tennis season for boys started March 7th with players working 6 days a week to prepare for our opening match on April 4th verses Alter. This year we have added a Junior Varsity team. Max Gabbard is our new JV coach and will be leading our JV squad through an 11 match season. This provides a great way to build our teams for the future and gives JV players much needed live match experience. The Varsity team features six seniors returning some of them for their 4th year of tennis.  Head Coach Gary Hardman is looking forward to an epic season and invites fans to come and watch great tennis matches.   We do still have openings on our JV team so if you know of any guy from 9th to 12th grade who wants to learn the game that you can play your whole life, have him contact Coach Hardman at 937-902-3123.

Varsity Matches for the first week of April: Monday April 4th at Alter Tuesday April 5th at Dayton Christian Wednesday April 6th at Waynesville vs Greenview Thursday April 7th at Carlisle  

The Varsity softball team enjoyed 2 successful scrimmage outings this week, with impressive performances from several players.  After drastic improvements in many aspects, from the first scrimmage to the most recent, we are feeling very confident going into our season opener on Monday.  Waynesville softball will host, league rival, Carlisle this coming Monday at 5:00 pm.  Please plan to come out and join us for a great evening of softball, and support our lady Spartan softball program.     

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

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 ( tgab_58@yahoo.com) if you would like to schedule a test drive. Coach Gabbard S

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

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

All records and stats can be found at the SWBL website   swblsports.com   If interested in purchasing a season pass, visit the high school office or contact the Waynesville Athletic Department at (513) 897-8756.  

Contribute to Waynesville Community Field: Our students have a high quality, outdoor artificial turf system available for practice and events.  Our durable surface provides superior playability with an excellent drainage system.  The natural looking aesthetics with long lasting performance will enhance our outdoor programs for years to come.  You can still support this project by making a lasting contribution.  $10,000 & Up Sponsors *Includes recognition on larger slot yard lines and 8x8 brick, in game recognition announcement, field signage $1,000 & Up Sponsors *Includes Name on a yard line recognition sign and 8x8 brick.  Be a Brick Sponsor:  One 4X8 brick with a minimum gift of $250 =3 lines of laser text having 18 letters/spaces.  One 8X8 brick with a minimum gift of $500 = 6 lines of laser text having 18 letters/spaces. Your personalized brick can be in recognition of students, alumni, families, corporations and organizations, in our honorarium brick yard by the scoreboard area. Brick Sponsors can use PAYFORIT and pay online https://www.payforit.net/MakeItemPaymentEx.aspx .  Brick text can be emailed to  fundraiser@wayne-local.com     Connect with Waynesville Athletics The athletic department is connecting with Spartan fans and alumni through Facebook. Like us at www.facebook.com/WaynesvilleAthletics to see current events, team pictures and news articles from the past added weekly, and chances to win prizes.   Follow us on Twitter for live in game updates, pictures and video clips @SpartansLive   Find up to date schedules, listen or watch game broadcasts, and see spotlighted events at www.spartanslive.com   Advertise with Us There are numerous ways in which you can partner with the athletic department to promote your business or group. If you’re interested in connecting with people though Waynesville Athletics contact 513 897-8756 for details on available opportunities. Athletic Director Mr. Brandon Philpot  bphilpot@wayne-local.com WLS resident senior citizens (age 62 and over) are eligible for a free pass for all home sports events - Senior citizens who live in the Wayne Local School District can contact Helen at the central office for the passes. 897-6971

TRANSPORTATION SAFETY TIPS LEAVING THE BUS Students must: • Remain seated until bus comes to a full stop; • Leave the bus in an orderly manner, students in the front seats first; • Leave the bus stop area when safety permits as soon as discharged from the bus; • Not loiter around the bus; • Cross the street, if necessary to do so, at the front of the bus and at a distance of at least ten feet in front of the bus; • Not cross until the driver has signaled that it is safe to do so. Crossing four or more traffic lanes or a divided roadway is prohibited. 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 BE GOOD TO YOUR KNEES   Although it’s not always possible to prevent knee pain, here are a few ways to be nice to your knees, so you’ll be walking tall for years to come:

  • Wear low shoes with cushioning and support.  Women should stick to wide heels no higher than 1.5 inches.  Walking in two-inch heels increases knee strain by 23 percent (compared to walking barefoot).  The higher the heel, the greater the strain.
  • Warm up before exercising.  It allows synovial fluid into your joints to prevent friction.
  • Stay active with low-impact activities that build stamina, strength, and flexibility, such as yoga, walking, biking, swimming, and weight lifting.
  • Every extra pound of weight puts up to four extra pounds of pressure on your knees.
  • Take dietary supplements such as fish oil, which has anti-inflammatory effects on your joints.  Glucosamine can also help keep your bones and joints healthy and strong.
  • Try glute exercises to improve your hip function.  Your hips can absorb more impact and reduce the stress on your knees.
  • Strengthen your core muscles.  This can keep your back in a neutral spine position and place the lower extremities (especially the knees) in the best position for movement.

 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 jroyalty@wayne-local.com

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

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

GENERAL INFORMATION CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT Ohioans who suspect child abuse or neglect now have one phone number that can put them in contact with child welfare or law enforcement officers in their county. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) launched 855-OHCHILD (855-642-4453), where reports can be anonymous.

CHILD FIND A Search for all children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21. Child find is the process of identifying, locating and evaluating children with disabilities who may be in need of special education and related services. Contact: Mr. Pat Dubbs, Superintendent at 513 897-6971. 2016/17 School Calendar  This calendar was adopted at the February 8, 2016 BOE meeting.

TWO-HOUR DELAY SCHEDULE  Plan “B” – Two Hour Delay School Schedule 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764) SaferOH Tip Line Read more. PAY FOR IT Student fees can be paid online by signing up for Pay For It.  If you are interested in paying fees online visit our website and enroll. ONE CALL NOW/SEND WORD NOW One Call Now is Wayne Local School’s Emergency Notification System. 

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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 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!

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

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

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 pdubbs@wayne-local.com  please cc hvoiles@wayne-local.com  

PTO NEWS ELEMENTARY PTO   Please join our group on Facebook (Waynesville Elementary PTO) for updated information on events, activities, market day, fundraisers and more!!! If you need to contact us for any reason feel free to do so at  wespto2010@gmail.com   Wishing everyone a fun, safe and family filled spring break!!   Please join us for our next PTO monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 5th at 4 p.m. in the elementary media center. We will be discussing a mom/son event, earth day spruce up, teacher appreciation week (who would like to help with a daily idea), upcoming science fair, field days, and more !    WOW, WOW, WOW can I say thank you to all those who came out and supported our "Family Night of Skating Fun" ! What a fabulous turn out, who knew so many people like to get their skate on!!  We will definitely be hosting this fun event again, maybe even twice next year.  We will try to get the facility longer next time. Thank you again to everyone who came out.   The creativity was AMAZING!! You looked upon a gym filled with a sea of fantastic creativity and ideas... the CARDBOARD CHALLENGE on March 9th was a huge success. I was absolutely amazed by all the creative ideas and projects that students of all grade levels (preschool -12 grade) made. We had a  kinderbot, pool table, skeeball, plinko, , an xbox, donkey kong arcade game, a kitchen, a car, log cabin, air hockey, a replica of Mrs. Keeeton's classroom, penny toss, ring toss, an airport, millennium falcon, waterfall, rocket ship, harry potter goblet, a tunnel maze, shopkins mall, pieces of art, and so much more!! Our GRAND PRIZE winner of $100  was Miss Kate Handle, a 6th grade student, who made a fantastic replica of a kitchen -with a sink with bubbles and water, a kitchen aid mixer, cheese grater, cookie jar and so much more WOWSIER! We had at least one 1st place winner from each grade level winning a $20 prize, we had so many great creations that many grade levels had ties so we had  multiple 1st place winners. We also awarded prizes to 2nd and 3rd place winners from each grade level! I can tell you the judges had the hardest job that night and we are very grateful to those adults who came out and judged ! Thank you to the NHS students who helped with setup and judging.   Thank you to all the students who participated, can't wait to see what you create next year. HUGE thank to all the parents who support their kids in this event ..... not only are kids being encouraged to recycle but they are also using science, math, technology and engineering skills to build  and create. Thank you to our sponsors WCWM and Rumpke, LCNB who made monetary donations this year,  which allowed us to offer cash prizes to participants.  Also thank you to all the companies that donated tickets and prizes to award to our 2nd & 3rd place winners. Last but not least THANK YOU to Motyka Johnson for bringing this fantastic idea to our school and helping to coordinate this event.   Labels for Education has announced after 42 years they will be discontinuing their program at the end of 2016 ... you will begin noticing that products will no longer have labels on them. Please start sending in your labels so our coordinator Beth Anticoli can get them ready to be mailed in.   We had a great turn in for BOX tops, as the school year draws to a close please send in any additional labels you may have collected, many of the bonus labels expire during the summer months and we want to be sure the school earns the extra money for those labels. Thank you to all that turned in for the last submission. Our class winners will be announced after spring break!   The PTO will be having our 2nd fundraiser of the year when we return from spring break..... we will be trying something new and  selling flower bulbs to help brighten up your yard!! Look for the flier and order brochure when we return            We would like to invite you to our monthly PTO meetings. They are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 4pm, in the elementary school library(media center). All are welcome to attend and generally we have child care provided by the NHS students. We would love to hear your new ideas and suggestions.    Do you know what PTO stand for? Parent Teacher Organization. Unlike some schools we do not collect dues to be part of the PTO, everyone is invited and encouraged to be part of this great organization. Everything the PTO does is done by volunteers, no one is paid to help with any of our events.  We are all parents like you, with 1 or more kids who attend the Wayne Local School District, our kids play sports and do after school activities, many of us also coach baseball, basketball, soccer, football or lead cub scouts, boy scouts or girl scout troops. We love to come together to come up with fun ideas for the students of our schools. We really would love to see some new parents volunteer to help at different events, it is a great way to meet others in our community!!       Have you ever considered an officer position on the PTO before? This year would be a great opportunity to shadow our current officers, as many of them have served 2 consecutive terms in their current position. Our bylaws state that you can only serve 2 consecutive terms in a particular position, so several will either need to take a different position or have someone replace them. We would love to have some new faces come in and shadow us this year. For more information you can contact me Michelle Weaver (PTO president) at wespto2010@gmail.com    

MIDDLE SCHOOL PTO
   wmspto1@gmail.com / 723 Dayton Rd.  Waynesville, OH 45068
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          To See the Minutes from our last meeting click the link:  https://www.facebook.com/WaynesvilleMiddleSchoolPTO
 
   Please remember--bring in your box tops, coke rewards, labels for education.  If you have coke rewards please enter them and then donate the points to Waynesville Middle School.  The Coke Rewards and Campbell’s food labels will end this summer. Please trim the BOX TOPS and Campbell’s food labels, place them in a baggie and drop them off in the middle school office.  Thanks for your support!   We need to have some more volunteers for our activities at the middle school so if you would like to help with the PTO please email:wmspto1@gmail.com
   PTO Officers
 Marsha Gober- President   
 Christie Stricker-Treasurer
 

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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.

SUPPORT THE WAYNE TWP. FIRE DEPT. Wayne Twp. Fire Dept.  Spring Fish Fry 165 Miami St., Waynesville   Saturday, April 9, 2016 11:00 am till 7 pm   Sunday, April 10, 2016 11:00 am till 6 pm Easter Egg Hunt March 26, 2016    2:00 PM (Rain or Shine) Held:  Waynesville Pharmacy Rear Lot Egg Hunt time divided up by Age 2:00 PM-Newborn to age 3 2:20-Age 4 - 6 2:40-Age 7 - 12 3:00 PM Door Prizes Announced Bring your own basket.  Each Egg Hunt Participant receives a free Easter coloring book!!!!! Park in the Waynesville Pharmacy Parking Lot Food Trucks on Site!!!   Be sure to come visit Mc Nasty’s Great Good Truck, Kona Ice Truck, Go Cupcake, and Mattster’s Hot Dog Truck Sponsored by Waynesville Pharmacy, Waynesville Urgent Care, and Crossview Christian Church. 

CAESAR CREEK LAKE ACTIVITIES 1) April 9th - Spring Lake Clean-Up On April 9th, join park rangers around the lake as we clean up the shoreline in preparation for the summer recreation season. We provide the trash bags and gloves if you provide the man power. The event starts at 9am and will go till Noon. Please pre-register by calling 513-897-1050. 2) April 15th -16th - BIOBLITZ! Our annual BIOBLITZ! Event will take place beginning at 4pm on Friday, April 15th and going till 6pm on Saturday, April 16th. Park Rangers, local experts and citizen scientists come together to try and find as many species as possible around the lake. Join experts as they search for birds, mammals, fish, insects and more! Learn all about the life that lives at your back door through hands on learning experiences. Free camping is available near the Visitor Center for all those who request it with pre-registration. This program is great for working towards any natural resource scout badges.  Pre-register by calling the Visitor Center at 513-897-1050.   Samantha Bachelder CIG, Park Ranger Caesar Creek Lake 4020 N. Clarksville Road Waynesville, OH 45068 Phone: 513-897-1050

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)

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

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

MARY L. COOK LIBRARY NEWS Mary L Cook website: www.mlcook.lib.oh.us To find out what is happening at the Mary L Cook Library, just go to their website:   www.mlcook.lib.oh.us and click on Newsletter. Friends of Mary L. Cook Public Library Friends Book Sale Thursday, April 14 5pm – 8pm “Members Only Preview Night” Memberships to the Friends will be available at the Door - $5/individual or $10/family Friday, April 15 9am – 5pm Saturday, April 16 9am – 12noon Dollar Bag Day *If you have an hour or two to help set-up the book sale or work the actual sale, please sign up today.  Call or stop in to ask how you can help! (4/15) Attention grades 5 – 8:     

You’re invited to help us solve the mystery of Rock ‘n’ Roll Over Dead. Come to The Mary L. Cook Public Library 381 Old Stage Rd., Waynesville on Friday, April 8 from 6:30 to 8:00p.m. * Library will be closed to the public during this event. CALL 513-897-4826 to register.  Registration beginning March 21 is required and limited to 35 teens.  ?’s ask for Kathy or Sheila danielka@marylcook.com  RSVP NO Later than Thurs. April 7. (4/1)

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) Mary L. Cook Public Library 381 Old Stage Road Waynesville, OH 45068 513-897-4826 fax 513-897-9215 www. mlcook.lib.oh.us

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