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Good News Friday - March 4th, 2016

Posted on: March 4, 2016

March 4, 2016 Wayne Local School’s web site. www.wayne-local.com   Follow the Superintendent on Facebook.  

GOOD NEWS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE 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 bperry@wayne-local.com

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 A

NOTE FROM MRS. SMITH’S 2ND GRADE   The second grade students have been hard at work learning many new skills! In math, we have just begun studying money. Students are learning coin identification, values, counting mixed groups of money, adding and subtracting money, and solving money story problems. Many students use Touch Points to count money more easily. These dots are drawn on the coins in domino formation to represent counts of five, so the quarter has five dots, the dime two, and the nickel one. This allows students to skip count just by fives, even when counting mixed sets of coins.   Students have greatly enjoyed the many resources available on INFOhio, especially our weekly computer lab visits to use BookFlix. This program pairs a fiction and nonfiction text on the same topic, and allows children to listen to the stories online. Afterward, they can play games to work on vocabulary and comprehension skills. This program appeals to students due to the variety of interesting texts and the freedom of choice in text selection.   Students have begun studying polar bears. Through our novel study from the Magic Tree House series, Polar Bears Past Bedtime, students have learned many interesting facts, and practiced skills such as main idea and detail, sequencing, and expression.   Thank you to all of my parent volunteers who help out in many ways! Amy Smith asmith@wayne-local.com

CARDBOARD CHALLENGE JUDGES NEEDED WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 This is just a friendly reminder that the Wayne Local Cardboard Challenge is coming up next Wednesday, we need your help as a judge to make this event a success. The event is going to be on Wednesday, March 9 at 5:30 at the Waynesville Elementary School, 659 Dayton Rd, Waynesville, OH 45068. The cardboard challenge is open to grades K-12, we are expecting about 150 participants this year. The basic goal of the event is to help students see the value in inventive improvisation using materials they have on hand. Based on what we experienced last year, most of the projects will probably be arcade games with some kind of moving parts. It will be very entertaining. As a Cardboard Challenge judge, you are in the position to be a role model for students, and encourage them to continue to find creative ways to recycle, invent, and create with their hands. Judges will work in small groups to talk to students about their projects, and encourage our next generation of innovators and problem solvers. You will have a very basic score card to fill out for each project. We'll go over it at the event, and there will also be light refreshments for you. We will hand out prizes for craftsmanship, creativity, innovation, and use of recycled materials in a short closing ceremony at the event at 7:00 pm (judges do not have to stay for the ceremony). It would be helpful for judges to arrive at 5:30, the students will be setting-up from 5:30 to 5:45, and judging will start promptly at 5:45. Your time commitment will only be about an hour. Thank you, Motyka Johnson 303-478-7641

CARDBOARD CHALLENGE   It's time for .....The Cardboard Challenge, this event will be open to All students of Wayne local schools. We have opened the event to all grade levels this year from Preschool to High school. It’s not too late to still think, create and build. Last year we had over 75 students participate we would love to double or triple that this year. You can enter your own creation or together as a team!! DREAM..... CREATE.....BUILD ...you are only limited by your own imagination!! If you need an entry form they can be picked up in the elementary office. Get Ready for the Cardboard Challenge! Be sure to get those registration forms filled out and turned back in!!! This year we have some fantastic event sponsors and are offering a $100 Grand Prize, we also have some other cash prizes as well as tickets to Kings Island, Cincinnati reds, COSI, Cincinnati zoo, Newport Aquarium and more.  Students of all grade levels in the Waynesville School District are invited to build a cardboard creation and bring it to the cafeteria on Wednesday, March 9 at 5:30 P.M. for the Cardboard Challenge Arcade. The underlying rule of this event is simple: students use cardboard and other recycled materials to create an original project. That's all. The rest is left to the creators’ very capable imaginations.    Volunteer judges from engineering, arts, and similar professions will be on hand to talk to students about their projects. (Would you like to be a volunteer  judge?? Contact us at wespto2010@gmail.com )    Our Cardboard Challenge is inspired by the short film, Caine’s Arcade [link: http://cainesarcade.com]. This is a free event!! We are looking for sponsorship and prize donations for this event. Please contact me, Michelle Weaver at wespto2010@gmail.com if you would be able to help     

Miamisburg Art Gallery High School Art Exhibition 2016   This year the 25th Annual High School Art Exhibition/Competition, sponsored by the Miamisburg Art Guild and the Warren County Educational Service Center, is being held at the Miamisburg Art Gallery located at 16 N. Main Street in downtown Miamisburg.  Ribbons for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place will be awarded for each category in the show.  Best of Show winner will receive a special ribbon and prize as will winners of the President’s Award, Jack Blandford Award, Doris Harting Award and Joan W. McCoy Memorial Awards. Other prizes will be based on results of fund raising efforts.   Seven Categories are:  Portraits, Landscape, Still Life, Animals, Figures, Dimensional Art Projects, and a catch-all category “Computer Generated Art, Geometric Design, and Other” Mediums are:  Oil, Pastels, Acrylics, Pen & Ink, Charcoal, Watercolor, Pencil, Clay, etc. Students may offer their art work for sale.  Special Awards for Schools this Year!   Participating schools are:  Carlisle HS, Franklin HS, Madison HS, Miamisburg HS, Monroe HS, Springboro HS, Valley View HS, and Waynesville HS.   Exhibition dates are March 5th – April 2nd.  Hours: Saturdays 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Sundays 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Weekdays: 5:30-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays   For more information contact:  Bonnie Milligan, Treasurer & Student Coordinator M.A.G.  bonnie.milligan31@gmail.com  

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:   Friday, March 11, 2016: HS Large Group Contest – TBA at Madison HS 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 lschleman@wayne-local.com 

GUIDANCE COUNSELOR NEWS Cathy Joefreda cjoefreda@wayne-local.com ACADEMIC PLANNING NEWS Abby Shinkle  ashinkle@wayne-local.com College Information – WSU Seniors – Making final college selection?  Juniors – Feeling the pressure of the senior year approaching?   If you have a child that is a Junior or Senior and is thinking about college options, here is an event that   Wright State University offers. Saturday, March 12 Want to explore several academic departments, as well as get a taste of student support services, student life, and maybe even a tour? Our Spring Raider Open House allows registrants to create their own day with many concurrent information sessions, a Campus Resource Fair and several campus tours. More information: https://www.wright.edu/undergraduate-admissions/visit/raider-open-house   Abby Shinkle Academic Planning ashinkle@wayne-local.com The Southwest Ohio HOBY seminar will take place June 16-19, 2016 at Urbana University. http://www.hoby.org/   START TALKING Children of parents who talk to their teens about drugs are 50% less likely to use drugs. As a parent, you worry about your kids using drugs, alcohol and tobacco. Talking will help them make good choices, but you may not be sure what to say or how to say it. Learn 10 tips to help you Start Talking with your child about substance abuse.  Go to www.starttalking.ohio.gov for  ways to successfully communicate with your child.   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. Helping YOUTH form Developmental Relationships within their circle of PEERS The Search Institute has released new research showing importance of helping youth form Developmental Relationships-20 actions you can encourage your child to give their peers and expect in return.  Recent research proves the more our youth practice these actions the more successful and functioning adults they become.   It takes a village to raise a child and we ARE a wonderful Village! Let’s encourage our youth every chance we get to practice the 20 actions listed at the link below and stress the importance in fostering close connections with friends, siblings and other peers.     To read more please got to:  http://whsguidance.weebly.com/forming-developmental-peer-relationships.html   Want to raise a SUBSTANCE-FREE CHILD?   Be empowered to raise your child to be substance free by reading the “KNOW!” newsletter, a program of the Drug Free Action Alliance. Go to https://www.drugfreeactionalliance.org/know-teachable-moment-archive to read more on how to talk to your child about sensitive subjects. “Talk early and often about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, even when it gets tough.”   A great way to encourage your child to be drug free and make better decisions when it comes to peer pressure is to have your child involved in our SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions).  Want to be involved in our SADD’s Red Ribbon Week? Email Mr. Hill at rhill@wayne-local.com or cjoefreda@wayne-local.com   DO YOU NEED HELP WITH YOUR TEENAGER? Butler County Family and Children First Council is offering The Parent Project  The Parent Project® is a 10-week parent education and support program designed specifically for parents of strong-willed or out-of-control adolescent children. Learn more about the Parent Project and the schedule of classes on the website (www.bcesc.org/parentproject.aspx). Every little bit helps.   REMIND Messaging System    Accounts Several teachers are using this safe messaging system to send reminders to students about a class assignment/test, club meetings, scholarship deadlines and more. WHAT IS REMIND AND WHY IS IT SAFE? Remind is a free, safe, and simple messaging tool that helps teachers/club moderators/other school staff share important updates and reminders with students and parents. Subscribe by text, email or using the Remind app. All personal information is kept private. Teachers will never see your phone number, nor will you see theirs.  Please follow the link to subscribe to any of the accounts above. http://whsguidance.weebly.com/remind-messaging-system-sign-up.html  Questions:  Catherine M. Joefreda, Guidance Counselor Grades 6-12 cjoefreda@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 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 tburchfield@wayne-local.com.   *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: https://sites.google.com/a/waynelocal.net/vb/youth-lady-spartans-volleyball  

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)

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

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 rhill@wayne-local.com 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 rhill@wayne-local.com with any further questions.

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

WAYNESVILLE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT ATHLETIC SEASON PASS 2015 - 2016 SEASON   ADULT PASS          $80 This includes admission to all regular season Waynesville H.S. & M.S. home contests  STUDENT PASS         $50 This includes admission to all regular season Waynesville H.S. & M.S. home contests  FAMILY PASS FOR FAMILY OF FOUR          $200 This includes admission to all regular season home games for a family of 4.  Families larger than 4 can include additional immediate family members for $25 each.   At the admission gate, your name will appear on a pass list allowing you to sign-in to each event.   Adult and Student individual admission prices for league games are:  $6 - high school football and basketball games $5 - other high school sports games $4 - middle school games The Waynesville Athletic Department hosts approximately 90 ticketed home events annually.  As you can see, the season pass is a real bargain; a family of 4 attending as few as 9 home events would begin saving money.   If interested in purchasing a season pass, visit the high school office or contact the Waynesville Athletic Department at (513) 897-8756.   Contribute to Waynesville Community Field: Our students have a high quality, outdoor artificial turf system available for practice and events.  Our durable surface provides superior playability with an excellent drainage system.  The natural looking aesthetics with long lasting performance will enhance our outdoor programs for years to come.  You can still support this project by making a lasting contribution.  $10,000 & Up Sponsors *Includes recognition on larger slot yard lines and 8x8 brick, in game recognition announcement, field signage $1,000 & Up Sponsors *Includes Name on a yard line recognition sign and 8x8 brick.  Be a Brick Sponsor:  One 4X8 brick with a minimum gift of $250 =3 lines of laser text having 18 letters/spaces.  One 8X8 brick with a minimum gift of $500 = 6 lines of laser text having 18 letters/spaces. Your personalized brick can be in recognition of students, alumni, families, corporations and organizations, in our honorarium brick yard by the scoreboard area. Brick Sponsors can use PAYFORIT and pay online https://www.payforit.net/MakeItemPaymentEx.aspx .  Brick text can be emailed to  fundraiser@wayne-local.com     Connect with Waynesville Athletics The athletic department is connecting with Spartan fans and alumni through Facebook. Like us at www.facebook.com/WaynesvilleAthletics to see current events, team pictures and news articles from the past added weekly, and chances to win prizes.   Follow us on Twitter for live in game updates, pictures and video clips @SpartansLive   Find up to date schedules, listen or watch game broadcasts, and see spotlighted events at www.spartanslive.com   Advertise with Us There are numerous ways in which you can partner with the athletic department to promote your business or group. If you’re interested in connecting with people though Waynesville Athletics contact 513 897-8756 for details on available opportunities. Athletic Director Mr. Brandon Philpot  bphilpot@wayne-local.com WLS resident senior citizens (age 62 and over) are eligible for a free pass for all home sports events - Senior citizens who live in the Wayne Local School District can contact Helen at the central office for the passes. 897-6971

TRANSPORTATION TRANSPORTATION SAFETY TIPS Students are expected to board the bus in an orderly manner.  There should be no pushing or shoving to be first on the bus.

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

WELLNESS WC Combined Health District Newsletter Feb. 2016   REDUCING ENERGY CONSUMPTION AT HOME   Reducing energy consumption around your home is an important way to go green and it could save you money.  You can reduce your utility costs by being more conscious of your energy choices around your home.  Here are a few simple ways to reduce costs and energy: Unplug Electronics like computers, TVs and cell phones will drain power even when they’re turned off or fully charged.  The U.S. Department of Energy says 75 percent of electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while products are turned off.  Save energy by making sure you totally cut off power to your gadgets when they’re not in use.  Either routinely unplug devices from the wall or purchase power cords that can be switched on and off to cut off multiple power sources at once. Wash Wisely Your dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer are two huge sources of energy depletion in your home.  Wash wisely by using cold water whenever possible, and make sure you gather a full load of laundry or dishes before washing to maximize each usage.  Don’t forget to clean your lint filter after drying your clothes – a clean filter improves air circulation.  Be conscious of how much you prewash your dishes; scraping off food, rather than rinsing is sufficient.  Also let your dishes air dry. Cook Consciously If you’re cooking for one or two, consider investing in smaller appliances, such as a toaster oven.  A toaster oven can use one third to half as much energy as a full-sized oven, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.  Remember to keep range-top burners and reflectors clean.  This will help reflect the heat more efficiently, and will save you energy.  Be sure to cover your pots when boiling or heating liquids.  Not only will it get the job done more quickly, but you’ll be reducing your energy output. Do Daylight Daylighting is the use of windows and skylights to bring sunlight into your home.  Incorporate daylighting into your home to reduce the need for artificial lighting during daylight hours.   To learn more about energy reduction, visit the U.S. Department of Energy at www.energy.gov .  

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    Wayne Local will refer to a 2 hour early childhood delay schedule as Plan “B” Kindergarten and Preschool.  Plan “B” A.M. Half-Day Kindergarten and Preschool will begin two (2) hours late and remain in school for two hours.  These students will leave school one-hour later than usual.  School transportation will pick your child up two hours later than normal and bring your child home one hour later than normal.  Plan “B” P.M. Half-Day Kindergarten and Preschool will begin one (1) hour late and remain at school for two hours, dismissing at the regular time.  School transportation will pick your child up one hour later than normal.  Your child will be delivered home at the normal time.  Plan “B” Full-Day Kindergarten will start two hours late and dismiss at the regular time.  School transportation will pick your child up two hours later and deliver them home at their normal time. AM K/Pre K/Pre-School                  10:30-12:30  PM PM K/Pre-School                                1:30-3:30  PM All Day                                               10:30-3:30  PM 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764) At the request of Gov. John Kasich, the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Public Safety are launching the SaferOH tip line that will accept both calls and texts 24 hours a day for schools that register for the service.  This tip line will allow students and adults to anonymously share information with school officials and law enforcement about threats to student safety—whether that involves a threatened mass incident or harm to a single student.   Calls or texts to 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764) are answered by analysts in the Ohio Homeland Security’s Threat Assessment and Prevention (TAP) Unit.  When action is needed, the TAP Unit immediately forwards information to local school officials, local law enforcement agencies and others, if necessary.  TAP Unit analysts always follow up quickly with the affected school and law enforcement agencies to make sure that the incident is investigated, action is taken and the outcome is tracked.    The Wayne-Local School district is register with this free anonymous tip line.  Help keep our schools safe by reporting suspicious activity to 844-SaferOH. If you would like more information go to http://education.ohio.gov/Media/Media-Releases/2014-Media-Releases/Free-Safety-Tip-Line-Available-to-Schools#.VjJN2F_3anM 

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.  You can receive phone calls, text alerts or emails regarding School Closings, Delays, or other Special Events/Circumstances.  Text messaging and emails will be received faster than phone calls; so we always encourage subscribers to sign up for text and/or email.   To register for One Call Now please send your information to Jim Lucas at jlucas@wayne-local.com or call him at 513 897-7011.  Mr. Lucas can also address any questions or problem you encounter.  Please provide him with your name, phone number and or email. State your preference phone call, text message or email notification.  If you want to unsubscribe, please email Jim Lucas your phone number, name and a way to contact you if questions.

BCI AND FBI BACKGROUND CHECKS All volunteers and coaches must have BCI and FBI background results on file at Wayne Local Schools. The FBI background check must be redone every 5 years. As long as you continuously live in Ohio the BCI background check will not have to be redone after the initial submission. The Superintendent’s Office has the capability to process these checks. The Superintendent’s Office or building offices can tell you what results we currently have on file. The Superintendent’s office will be open to do fingerprinting on TUESDAYS from 9:00 – 2:30. The cost for this service is: $25 – BCI $35 – FBI $55 – Both CASH OR MONEY ORDER ONLY YOU MUST BRING A PHOTO ID Call if you have questions. 897-6971

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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 LOCAL   WLS Spartan Scrip Central is here for your gift giving needs. Scrip is a win-win for both you and WLS. Here is how it works – you purchase gift cards from various retailers at face value and WLS gets a percentage back from the sale.   We place orders on the 2nd Thursday of each month & orders are available for pick-up the beginning of the following week. It’s easy – just log on to www.shopwithscrip.com. We also have a “Scrip to Go” Inventory in the Central Office. Cards are available for immediate purchase Monday thru Friday from 8:00am – 3:00pm. Please contact Dee Wilms @ 513-897-7031 or dwilms@wayne-local.com if you have any questions.

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    It's time for .....The Cardboard Challenge, this event will be open to All students of Wayne local schools. We have opened the event to all grade levels this year from Preschool to High school. It’s not too late to still think, create and build. Last year we had over 75 students participate we would love to double or triple that this year. You can enter your own creation or together as a team!! DREAM..... CREATE.....BUILD ...you are only limited by your own imagination!!  Get Ready for the Cardboard Challenge! Be sure to get those registration forms filled out and turned back in!!! This year we have some fantastic event sponsors and are offering a $100 Grand Prize , we also have some other cash prizes as well as tickets to Kings Island, Cincinnati reds, COSI, Cincinnati zoo, Newport Aquarium and more   Students of all grade levels in the Waynesville School District are invited to build a cardboard creation and bring it to the cafeteria on Wednesday, March 9 at 5:30 P.M. for the Cardboard Challenge Arcade. The underlying rule of this event is simple: students use cardboard and other recycled materials to create an original project. That's all. The rest is left to the creators’ very capable imaginations.    Volunteer judges from engineering, arts, and similar professions will be on hand to talk to students about their projects.( Would you like to be a volunteer  judge?? Contact us at wespto2010@gmail.com)    Our Cardboard Challenge is inspired by the short film, Caine’s Arcade [link: http://cainesarcade.com]. This is a free event!! We are looking for sponsorship and prize donations for this event. Please contact me, Michelle Weaver at wespto2010@gmail.com if you would be able to help        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  

   Looking for fingerprinted volunteers to help students clean out their lockers   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. Please trim the BOX TOPS and Campbell’s food labels and place them in a baggie with your child’s name on them and drop them off in the main office.  Thanks!   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!

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 by:www.reynolds-photography.com (3/11)

WAYNESVILLE LIONS CLUB Waynesville Lions Club is having their Annual Roses Sale.  These can be ordered from now until March 4th.  The delivery date is March 16th.  They arrive in a box with a preservative packet.  They do come in a variety of colors; however, I am unable to order specific colors but you can specify your favorites and I will do my best to get what you prefer.  The cost is $17 and this can be paid when they are delivered to your home.  (Checks can be made out to Waynesville Lions Club).  If you would like to place an order for 1 or more dozen, simply e-mail me with specifics at drichmond73@twc.com.  Waynesville Lions Club supports Waynesville students in several ways so all orders are greatly appreciated!     Thanks so much,   Waynesville Lions   Denise (Richmond) Campbell 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. 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) Preschoolers – those in Grade 5 Come to The Mary L. Cook Public Library to Guess How Many Legos in the Jar!  February 22nd – March 6th Closest guess will win 4 tickets to the  Art of the Brick exhibit at Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Center. *One Guess per day please.    Exhibit runs through May 1, 2016  Winner will be announced March 7, 2016.  Mary L. Cook Public Library 381 Old Stage Rd. Waynesville, OH (3/4) It's Toddler Laptime! The spring series of toddler (2 year olds) laptimes will be held Tuesday evenings from 6:45 to 7:10 p.m. beginning March 8th & running thru April 19th. Sign-up begins February 22!  Stories, games, songs, fingerplays and, occasionally, crafts will be shared with the toddlers during laptimes.  These sessions involve parents as active participants.  Registration begins Monday, February 22 and must be completed in person at the Library.   Contact Miss Kathy (Kathy Daniels), Coordinator of Youth Services,  if you have any questions.  513-897-4826   danielka@oplin.org  (3/4) Pizza and a Movie Night!  What more could you want?  Grades 5 and up. Join us @The Mary L. Cook Public Library to watch a great movie and enjoy some great pizza! Friday, March 11, 2016 6:30pm – 8:00pm. * Library will be closed to the public during this event, only those registered will be admitted. Registration will begin February 22. This is required and limited to 25 teens.  Call 513-897-4826 to register.  ?’s ask for Sheila! 381 Old Stage Road Waynesville, OH  45068 (3/4) 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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