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District News

Good News Friday - May 20th, 2016

Posted on: May 20, 2016

GOOD NEWS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE

Last School Day for Students Wednesday, May 25.  We will have a district wide 2 Hour Early Release.  

PLAN “B” – TWO HOUR EARLY RELEASE SCHEDULE Kindergarten & Preschool Wayne Local will refer to a 2 hour early childhood early release schedule as Plan “B” Kindergarten and Preschool.  Plan “B” A.M. Half-Day Kindergarten and preschool will begin at the regular scheduled time and remain in school for two hours.  These students will leave school one-hour earlier than usual.  School transportation will pick up your child at regular time and bring your child home one hour earlier than normal.  Plan “B” P.M. Half-Day Kindergarten and Preschool will begin one (1) hour early and remain at school for two hours, dismissing two (2) hours early.  School transportation will pick your child up one hour earlier than normal.  Your child will be delivered home two (2) hours early. 

Plan “B” Full-Day Kindergarten will start at regular time and be dismissed two (2) hours early.  School transportation will pick your child up at normal time and deliver them home two hours early.

AM K/Pre K/Pre-School      8:30 – 10:30 AM
PM K/Pre-School                  11:30 -  1:30 PM
All Day                                   8:30 – 1:30 PM

High School Schedule
  May 25th
Warning Bell              
7:30 3rd  period Exam         
7:35 – 9:00 (85 min) Break                        
9:00-9:10 5th   period Exam        
9:10 – 10:32 (82 min) Lunch                         
ALL HS Students  will eat  Lunch -  10:32-11:02   
6th period Exam          11:05– 12:35 (90 min) make-up exams         
12:35 –  Buses depart at 12:35

Summer Office Hours Elementary Office will be open through June 7 regular hours. Middle School Office will be open through June 15 regular hours High School Office will be open regular hours through June 16 at noon.

High School and Elementary Office will be open every Wednesday from 8 – 12 noon. Elementary starting June 8 (Except July 6) High School Office starting June 22 If you have MS questions, you can go to the High School Office during the summer.   The offices will resume regular schedules on Aug 1.

WHS BAND PRESENTS THE 12th ANNUAL JAZZ DINNER   Mark your calendars for Friday, May 20th as the Waynesville Band transforms the Middle School gym into a jazz hall for the 12th Annual Jazz Dinner!   Come sample the musical delicacies performed by Spartan Steel and the WHS Jazz Band!  The doors open at 6:00pm and dinner is served at 6:30pm.  Your taste buds will marvel at the delicious pulled pork, green beans, rolls, and cake that are provided by Davidson’s Meat Processing!  While you are savoring the feast for your appetite, Spartan Steel will delight your senses with a combination of traditional soca, reggae, and popular favorites.  The WHS Jazz Band continues the sensory treat with a collection of big band and classic rock favorites.  It’s as delicious to your ears as it is to your tummy!   We will be holding a silent auction during the festivities again this year!  Bid on fabulous items from local businesses – there’s something for everyone!    Tickets for this event are $10.00 each in advance – be sure to get yours now because seating is limited!  The tickets will be $12.00 at the door.  You may order tickets from any band member or by contacting Ms. Schleman at 897-4706, ext. 3117 or lschleman@wayne-local.com

GRADUATION FROM TRANSITIONAL LIVING PROGRAM   The Transitional Living Classroom serves students who have met the requirements for high school graduation but who will benefit from additional support to learn independent living skills. Housed at Quaker Heights Care Community; the program is a joint venture between Warren County educational entities and a number of business partners. Waynesville had two graduates Wednesday, May 18; Congratulations Thomas Turner and Karynne Durham!  

COMMUNITY CALENDAR SALE Once again the Waynesville Band Program is selling Community Calendars for the 2016-2017 school year.  The band has been selling these calendars for over 50 years!  These 12 month flip calendars are in full color and feature photos of many school and community groups.  The calendar runs from September through August, and contains important dates for the community such as village meetings, sporting events, school board meetings, etc.  The best part is that YOU can add your own listings: birthdays, anniversaries, meetings and memoriam.   Calendars are $8.00 each, and if you would like to add a listing it is $1.00 for each event.  So, for example, if you order two calendars and would like to add two birthday listings, the total cost would be $18.00 ($16.00 for the calendars and $2.00 for the listings).   Please see any band member to order yours – students also went door to door on May 7th.   You can fill out the “Sorry We Missed You” order form and send it to school!  Checks can be made payable to Waynesville Band Boosters.   Thank you for supporting our Waynesville Band Program!   Leslie Schleman Band Director Wayne Local Schools 513.897.4706 x3117 lschleman@wayne-local.com

SUMMER READING TIPS   Your children have grown to be great readers this year!  They have learned many new reading skills that will still need to be practiced over the summer to ensure retention and prevent summer reading setback.  Studies have shown that children, who do not read over the summer, may lose two- three months of reading achievement.  Over a six-year period, that can leave a student up to two years behind in reading achievement skills.  This summer, encourage your child to READ!  Reading is a great way to relax and it helps your child enter the next grade level prepared for success!   Below you will find some tips to make summer reading a fun experience for your child. 

  1. Keep books in the car and make sure a good book gets tucked into sports bags and backpacks. 
  2. Get your child his own library card.  Take your child often to browse for books and enjoy the summer reading program at The Mary L. Cook Public Library.
  3. Help your child select books on topics he/she is interested in and on their reading level.  Have your child choose a page in the book (not the first one) and read it.  If he/she doesn’t know five or more of the words, then the book is too hard for pleasure reading. 
  4. Try to limit TV and video games. Have a variety of reading materials around the house for your child to read.  Magazines, books on tape, and newspapers are all great! 
  5. When traveling with your child, ask him or her to read aloud to you traffic signs, road signs, store signs, maps, billboards, words on trucks and vans, menus, and other printed information you see.
  6. Does your child want to learn about something new? Perhaps he or she would like to learn about sewing, cooking, or gardening.  Find a book about it, and have your child read the instructions and then give it a try. 
  7. Have your child keep a journal during summer vacation.  Suggest that your child write at least two or three sentences a day about things he or she does, sees or thinks about each day. Your child can also write a letter to friends, or family telling them what they are doing during the summer to maintain the important writing skills they have developed during the school year.
  8. Play common word and language games such as Scrabble, Hang Man, Boggle, Smart Mouth, and MADLIBS.  It’s a fun way to build vocabulary and strengthen language skills.
  9. Let your child explore some quality reading websites:

Have a safe and relaxing summer vacation! Mrs. Lora Schafer Rainbow Reading Teacher   lschafer@wayne-local.com

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

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

2016 SUMMER ENRICHMENT CAMPS       Warren County Educational Service Center Interested in Educational Camps for the Summer?   Don’t overlook these great opportunities!   To register for the 2016 Summer Camps,  visit www.warrencountyesc.com  For more camp information, contact Amy Kistler, amy.kistler@warrencountyesc.com, (513)695-2900 ext. 2902  

ICAN CAMPICAN BIKE CAMP June 12 - 17, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    $20 | 8 yrs. & up | Atrium Family YMCA Bike Camp is for students at least 8 years of age that have a disability. The camp will increase riders self-esteem and confidence. The success rate of riders independently riding a two-wheel bicycle by the end of the camp is approximately 80% and all riders gain skills. Limited to 20 riders.  

SINCLAIR CAMPSINCLAIR RASPBERRY PI CAMP June 13 - 17, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.    $175 | Grades 7th - 12th | Sinclair in Mason Have you ever wanted to build your own mini arcade cabinet? Students will build their own arcade cabinet to take home at the end of camp. The arcade is based off of the single-board computer, the Raspberry Pi. Students will learn how to solder their own microcontrollers. Lunch is not provided. Limited to 10 students.  

SINCLAIR CAMPSINCLAIR WATERBOTICS STEM CAMP June 20 - 24, 2016 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    $125 | Grades 7th - 12th | Sinclair in Mason Students will have fun learning math, science, and technology skills by designing and building aquatic LEGO robots and solving four design challenges. Lunch is provided. Limited to 20 students.  

MOUNT CAMPMOUNT ST JOSEPH UNIVERSITY WISE CAMP June 19-22, 2016 | Overnight Camp   $299| Sophomores & Juniors| Mount St. Joseph University Exceptional young women with a strong, passionate interest in Science are invited to the Women In Science Experience (WISE) at Mt. St. Joseph University. WISE Camp gives young women an opportunity to experience college life while being guided in the science-based activities by Mount St. Joseph University professors.  

HOME CAMPHOME DEPOT CONSTRUCTION CAMP June 27 - 30, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.   $75 | Grades 6th—7th | Home Depot in Lebanon This four-day camp includes instruction from experts in all things construction including: an introduction to hand tools, measuring & cutting, framing, roofing, electrical, painting & finishing.  Students will get to keep their hand tools used during camp. Lunch is provided. Limited to 15 students.    

SINCLAIR CAMPSINCLAIR GUITAR BUILDING CAMP June 27 - July 1, 2016 | 9:00 a.m. - Noon   $230 | Grades 7th - 12th | Sinclair in Mason Students will build from a kit and keep their own electric guitar, learning along the way how everyday math and science concepts apply to the guitar. Students will also receive playing instructions.  Lunch is not provided. Limited to 15 students.

LEGO CAMPLEGO MINDSTORM CAMP June 13 - 16, 2016 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. $120 | Grades 5th—6th | Warren County ESC Students will work to solve problems through feedback provided by attaching motor, light, ultrasonic and color sensors to make the robot have specific reactions. The camp will be using the LEGO NXT-G programming software to make everything work together. Each student will have the opportunity to use a variety of team building, robot, and programming skills. Limited to 15 students.  

TECH IITECH CAMP II July 25 - 29, 2016 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.   $75 | Grades 6th - 8th | WCESC Tech Camp II is a continuation of Tech Camp I. Students will learn more about developing 2D & 3D video games, editing & producing images, virtual worlds, and motion design. Lunch is not provided. Limited to 30 students. *Prerequisite: Students MUST have attended Tech Camp I in 2014 or 2015.   TECH ITECH CAMP I July 11 - 15, 2016 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. $75 | Grades 6th - 8th | WCESC Campers will receive an introductory to all thing tech. Campers will learn about graphic design, producing & editing videos and images, and developing 2D video games. Lunch is not provided. Limited to 30 students.  

WILMINGTON CAMP WILMINGTON COLLEGE A.C.C.E.S.S. CAMP July 6 - 8, 2016 | Overnight Camp   $175 | Sophomores & Juniors | Wilmington College Wilmington College is offering Academic College Classroom Experience for Student Success (A.C.C.E.S.S.) Camp. Current high school sophomores and juniors will have the opportunity to not only gain college preparatory skills, but also immerse themselves in a real college experience. Students will gain a valuable insight towards success and opportunities.  

CINCINNATI CAMPCINCINNATI STATE HEALTHCARE BOUND CAMP August 1-4, 2016 | 9:00 a.m-3:00 p.m. $50 |Grades 9th - 12th| UC Health -West Chester Hospital Students interested in the healthcare career field will participate in a robust job shadowing experience. Campers will be introduced to healthcare career programs by exposing them to different career fields through instructor led lectures, engagement activities, and skill enhancement workshops. Lunch is provided. Limited to 25 students.  

BLACK MADNESSBLACK LIVES MATTER MEDIA MADNESS June 27 - 30, 2016 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. $30 | Grades 7th - 12th | Warren County ESC This week long camp will engage youth in a media arts project that explores the role media has played in shaping perceptions of the Black Lives Matter Movement for better and for worse. Students will participate in a series of creative and engaging in activities that explore the relationship between media, race, and democracy.  

SINCLAIR CAMPSINCLAIR RASPBERRY PI CAMP July 18 - 22, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. $175 | Grades 7th - 12th | Sinclair in Mason Have you ever wanted to build your own mini arcade cabinet? Students will build their own arcade cabinet to take home at the end of camp. The arcade is based off of the single-board computer, the Raspberry Pi. Students will learn how to solder their own microcontrollers. Lunch is not provided. Limited to 10 students.   If interested any of these 2016 Summer Camps for more information or for registration,  visit www.warrencountyesc.com or contact Amy Kistler, amy.kistler@warrencountyesc.com, (513)695-2900 ext. 2902   Abby J. Shinkle Academic Planning 6-12 ashinkle@wayne-local.com

Summer Mental Health FREE Programs K-11th grades Please view the available programs at the following link and return you interest form as soon as possible. Classes will form soon.     http://whsguidance.weebly.com/summer-mental-health-programming.html  

Mental Health ALL DAY Summer Programming at Anthony Wayne Elementary in Franklin You must Provide your own transportation but the program is free.   Please view flyer at the following link: http://whsguidance.weebly.com/summer-mental-health-programming.html For more information please call Christine Charlton at from Solutions Mental Health and Recovery Center at (937) 746-1154.   Catherine M. Joefreda, Guidance Counselor/Character Education Grades 6-12 cjoefreda@wayne-local.com

HEALTHPATH SUMMER CAMP-     University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing   The HealthPath Summer Camp is a comprehensive, interactive, and educational three-day camp on the University of Cincinnati’s Uptown Campus for students currently in grades 7 through 9.  This is a great opportunity for Waynesville students to explore the Health Care Profession.  A few students from Waynesville did attend last year and they loved it.  All great feedback.   This year's HealthPath Summer Camp will take place July 27 through 29, 2016. It's targeted to students who are from Adams, Brown, Warren and Clermont counties, or other rural communities in Ohio.   Students will be given the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a health professions college student, where they will participate in college-level courses, simulated patient cases, and inter-professional teamwork. Students will also learn about unfamiliar careers in primary care, as well have the chance to meet with primary care providers and current health profession students at the University of Cincinnati. Participants will be exposed to programs within the Academic Health Center, including College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Allied Health Sciences and College of Pharmacy.   Additionally, camp participants will receive information on college readiness, and guidance on what courses to take in high school, standardized test prep, and financial aid.   Transportation is provided to our HealthPath Summer Camp, and there is no fee associated with this program.   Through our HealthPath Summer Camp, students will be given the opportunity to experience firsthand what it’s like to be a health professions college student, while interacting in a fun, hands-on environment.   The application is ONLINE at the website: http://nursing.uc.edu/forms/healthpath-summer-camp.html   Questions? Contact us at Samantha.McKenzie@uc.edu, or 513-558-0132.   Camp Dates: July 27-29, 2016 Cost: Free Location: University of Cincinnati Participants: Students currently in grades 7-9 Registration Deadline: Closed when spots are full   Abby J. Shinkle Academic Planning 6-12 ashinkle@wayne-local.com

WiSTEM  (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)  CAMP    Calling all highly motivated young women who are interested in the sciences and have completed 8th grade.   There is an opportunity for a select few female students, interested in science and engineering, to sign up for Sinclair’s first ever summer WiSTEM (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) camp.  The theme is Trek through the Biosphere, and will include many hands-on projects, treks into the community to see how science is used in our lives, and speakers from highly recognized companies in our community who employ workers with science backgrounds.  This will be an excellent opportunity for 10 young women to further explore what they can do with a science/engineering background. For more information contact: deann.hurtado@sinclair.edu   Camp Dates: July 11-15, 2016 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Location: Sinclair Courseview Campus in Mason 5386 Courseview Dr., Mason, OH 45040 Participants: Students Who Have Completed 8th – 11th Grades Cost: $100.00  Possible financial waiver available Return w/ payment to: WCESC, Attn: Amy Kistler, 1879 Deerfield Road, Lebanon, OH 45036 Registration Deadline: July 1, 2016 – No refunds after July 1, 2016 Abby J. Shinkle Academic Planning 6-12 ashinkle@wayne-local.com   Y

our 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.  

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.

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

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.

The Waynesville Varsity Baseball team (23-3) won its 2nd straight sectional title, this time defeating Clinton Massie 12-1 in the Division II sectional final at Monroe High School on Thursday, May 19th. The Spartan Bats will play on Saturday, May 21st at 12:00 PM against Archbishop McNicholas at Mason High School for the District Championship. Come out and support your Spartan Baseball team!  

Varsity Softball wrapped up a very successful season this week with a heartbreaking loss to Dixie in the Sectional Final game.  After compiling tournament wins against Preble Shawnee and Brookville the Lady Spartans battled for 8 innings with Dixie, but came up short in the end.  We would sincerely like to thank all of those who came out to support our girls, and we hope to see you all back out to cheer us on again in the Spring.  We would also like to wish our Senior players Tori Wilson, Emily Wells, Kami Purkey, and Chloe Riddle all the best as they complete their High School experience and move into the next phase of their lives.  We will always love you, and you will always be a part of the Spartan Family.   All 8th grade to 11th grade girls and parents interested in playing T

ENNIS for the 2016 school year will meet Tuesday, May 24th at the High School at 7:00pm. This will be a short information meeting about the season and about summer open court practices. Please call Coach Gary Hardman at (937)902-3123 if you have any questions.  

Boys Varsity Track runners-up at SWBL Invitational! 1st Place 100m dash- Bret Grismer (11.04) 4x200m relay- Finkbohner, Plummer, Vandyke, Hardin 400m dash- Trevor Johnson (51.91) 2nd Place 1600m run- Max Austin  (4:51.95)Long Jump- Logan Fruhwirth (19’8.5”) 400m dash- Bret Grismer (53.17)800m run- Max Austin (2:07.00) 3rd Place 4x800m relay Rodriguez, Evans, David, Austin (8:57.88) 3200m run- Max Austin (10:54.79) 4x100m relay- Plummer, Grismer, Hardin, Vandyke;  Shot Put- Chase Struewing- (39’ 10.5”)  

Girls Varsity Track Wins SWBL CHAMPIONSHIP! 1st Place 3200m run- Alison Coleman (12:24.80) 1600m run- Alison Coleman  (5:39.34) 300m hurdles- Brooke Lezotte (51.26) 800m run- Emily O’Connor (2:31.54) 200m dash- Brooke Lezotte (27.80) Long Jump- Madison Dietz (15’ 6.75”) 2nd Place 4x800m relay- Coleman, Todd, Feldmann, O'Connor (10:26.71) 4x100m relay- Osterhage, Ritter, Gill, Dietz (55.57) 400m dash- Emily O’Connor (1:03.64) 800m run- Alison Coleman (2:36.99) High Jump- Jessica Gill (4’10”) Discus- Abigail Baldwin (101’) 3rd Place 100m dash- Brooke Lezotte (13.69) 4x200m relay- Osterhage, Ritter, Gill, Dietz (1:58.82) 4x400m relay- Osterhage, Feldmann, Ritter, Gill (4:40.10) Long Jump-Brooke Lezotte (14’ 9”)  

Youth Basketball Camp Summer 2016 May 31st - June 3rd 1st – 2nd Grade (Boys and Girls) 8:00 to 10:00 am   3rd – 6th (Boys and Girls) 10:30am to 1:00pm Registration Form http://www.wayne-local.com/media/athletics/Waynesville%20Spartans%20Basketball%20Camp%202016%201.pdf   Questions please contact: Mike Arlinghaus, Head Coach marlinghaus@wayne-local.com (513) 897-4706 ext 3119   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 TRANSPORTATION SAFETY TIPS There should be no horsing around while waiting for the school bus.  Someone could be hurt, injured, or even pushed out into traffic.  Students waiting for the school bus in an orderly manner are a safety expectation and a part of Spartan Pride Community Wide. BUS ROUTES For your convenience an alphabetical street name list with bus numbers and driver’s names is located on the Wayne Local website www.wayne-local.com  or click here.

WELLNESS SUN SAFETY With the warmer weather it’s important to remember to protect our skin.  Here are some tips to keep in mind.  Seek the shade, especially between 10 AM and 4 PM.  Do not burn.  Avoid tanning and UV tanning beds.  Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.  Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.  Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.  Keep newborns out of the sun. Sunscreens should be used on babies over the age of six months.  Examine your skin head-to-toe every month.  See your physician every year for a professional skin exam. ABCD’s of Melanoma A - Asymmetrical Shape Melanoma lesions are often irregular, or not symmetrical, in shape. Benign moles are usually symmetrical. B - Border Typically, non-cancerous moles have smooth, even borders. Melanoma lesions usually have irregular borders that are difficult to define. C – Color The presence of more than one color (blue, black, brown, tan, etc.) or the uneven distribution of color can sometimes be a warning sign of melanoma. Benign moles are usually a single shade of brown or tan. D – Diameter Melanoma lesions are often greater than 6 millimeters in diameter (approximately the size of a pencil eraser).   Jennifer Royalty jroyalty@wayne-local.com Wayne Local School Nurse

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

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

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

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

TWO-HOUR DELAY 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. 

BCI AND FBI BACKGROUND CHECKS BCI & FBI Background Check Information

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

2016/17 Open Enrollment Applications are being accepted in the Superintendent’s Office.  Please visit our website to print the application and course request forms.

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

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM PLEASE RE-REGISTER YOUR CARD – IT ONLY TAKES A FEW MINUTES SEE LINK BELOW. Please forward on to anyone you think may be interested. Thank-you for partnering with Kroger for your fundraising efforts. The 2016-2017 Kroger Community Rewards Program begins May 1, 2016 and enrollment officially opened April 1, 2016. All supporters must re-register their card for the new program year. Re-enrolling only takes a few moments and is completed in a few simple steps. To have your current supporters re-enroll: 1. Visit our website at 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!

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!   Thank you, Karyn Phillips Coordinator of Student Services for Waynesville High/Middle School

PTO NEWS ELEMENTARY PTO   WE hope everyone has had a fantastic 2015/2016 school year ...it's hard to believe this year will soon be over...We wanted to say THANK YOU to all the wonderful parents who have helped this year in so many ways, from donating food, clipping box tops, entering coke rewards, making copies, volunteering in the classroom, helping at the different events we coordinated, volunteering at field day, helping and supporting our fundraisers and so many other ways!!! Our organization is only as strong as our volunteers!!   Drum roll......We had elections for our 2016/2017 officers during our May meeting ..... please help me in congratulating our new and returning officers who will take position in August ! They will do a fantastic job!  Congratulations:     President: Jen Pond Vice Pres.#1 Mindi Squire Vice Pres. #2 Jamie Manley Treasurer: Courtney Buck Secretary: Jessica Dupps    Please become a part of this fabulous organization, the more hands we have the more we can accomplish!     I wanted to take a moment to say how much I have enjoyed being the WES PTO President for the past 4 years and vice president for 3 years prior, and a part of the PTO for the last 8 years. My time as President had to come to an end, as the bylaws state an officer can only hold a position for 2 consecutive terms.  I will continue to play an active role in the PTO, but decided not to run for an officer position this year, as I will have 2 children at the middle school & only 1 at the elementary. I will be offering some assistance to the middle school as well. I will continue to be an active part of this fabulous organization and will help Jen Pond in her transition as the new President. I have also committed to coordinating the Santa shop and also helping with the Cardboard Challenge. I hope to see many new and returning faces helping next year and the years following. I hope you feel out team of officers did a great job for our school!  -Thanks Michelle Weaver   WANT TO HELP.... but aren't able to come into the school??Can you be a coordinator of Box tops or Tyson labels; you can do both of these from home? email for info if able to do this next school year wespto2010@gmail.com   We are always looking for parent to enter coke rewards codes in and then transfer them to the school. We are also looking for people to clip boxtops. These are all things you can do from you home. We will send home with your student ...then you send back in once complete. Contact me at wesptop2010@gmail.com if interested.       PLEASE SEND IN ALL BOXTOPS, LABELS FOR EDUCATION, COKE REWARDS, TYSON LABELS BEFORE the end of the school year!!     Labels for Education has announced after 42 years they will be discontinuing their program at the end of 2016 ... you will begin noticing that products will no longer have labels on them. Please start sending in your labels so our coordinator Beth Anticoli can get them ready to be mailed in.   We had a great turn in for BOX tops, as the school year draws to a close please send in any additional labels you may have collected, many of the bonus labels expire during the summer months and we want to be sure the school earns the extra money for those labels. Thank you to all that turned in for the last submission.     We would like to invite you to our monthly PTO meetings. They are held on the first Tuesday of the month, in the elementary school library(media center). All are welcome to attend and generally we have child care provided by the NHS students. We would love to hear your new ideas and suggestions.  Next meeting will be early August to plan for the 2016/2017 school. Please consider joining us and letting us know what ideas you have for the year!! Also come and welcome our new and returning officers! Time and date will be posted as it approaches!   Do you know what PTO stand for? Parent Teacher Organization. Unlike some schools we do not collect dues to be part of the PTO, everyone is invited and encouraged to be part of this great organization. Everything the PTO does is done by volunteers, no one is paid to help with any of our events.  We are all parents like you, with 1 or more kids who attend the Wayne local school district, our kids play sports and do after school activities, many of us also coach baseball, basketball, soccer, football or lead cub scouts, boy scouts or girl scout troops. We love to come together to come up with fun ideas for the students of our schools. We really would love to see some new parents volunteer to help at different events; it is a great way to meet others in our community!     

MIDDLE SCHOOL PTO   wmspto1@gmail.com / 723 Dayton Rd.  Waynesville, OH 45068
 LIKE us on Facebook: Waynesville Middle School PTO                              Email: wmspto1@gmail.com         To See the Minutes from our last meeting click the link:  https://www.facebook.com/WaynesvilleMiddleSchoolPTO 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 and place them in a baggie and drop them off in the main office.  Thanks for your support!   We would like to have some more volunteers for our activities at the middle school so if you would like to help with the PTO please email:wmspto1@gmail.com   PTO Officers
 Marsha Gober- President    Christie Stricker-Treasurer

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JOIN US…6TH ANNUAL WAYNESVILLE ALUMNI BOYS/GIRLS BASKETBALL BENEFIT GAME FOR CLAYTON DANIELS FAMILY - Sat. May 21 Their Story:  Clayton has a congenital heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia and MAPCAs.  In layman’s terms, little Clay has a hole in his heart, no pulmonary artery connecting the heart to the branch pulmonary arteries and his branch pulmonary arteries were very small – only 1 mm in size. Clayton has already had one open heart surgery and had his first two cardiac catheterization procedures.  The first was shortly after he arrived at Cincinnati Children’s to make sure there were no issues with the heart repair from the open heart procedure. The second was a few weeks later.  During this procedure, the doctors were able to start ballooning his branch pulmonary arteries and making them bigger. His arteries went from just 1mm to 2mm. While this doesn’t seem like a big deal, it made a huge different in his oxygen levels. The day before Easter, Clayton had two major deoxygenation spells. After being admitted into Cincinnati Children's, he received a blood transfusion and he perked right back up.  A third cardiac catheterization procedure was performed and the doctors were able to balloon his arteries from 2mm to 4mm. 4mm is the size of a “normal” baby’s arteries at birth.   Today, Clayton is making great progress. He will be continuing to do cardiac catheterization procedures every 6-8 weeks until his second open heart procedure in July at Stanford Children’s Hospital. The next few years will be filled with catheterization procedures and a few more open heart surgeries. Clayton has a long road ahead of him, but with lots of love and prayers, he will continue to fight and grow.   Why Do We Need You?  To help Clayton and family defer the costs of travel to Cincinnati and Stanford and the expenses associated with his treatments.   When: Saturday, 21 May 2016 Where: Waynesville High School Gym Times: 6:00 pm (Girls)/7:30 pm (Boys) Costs: $10/Alumni Player (includes a shirt), $3 Admission Donation Info: Account Set Up at LCNB – Drop off Tax Deductible Donations made out to Clayton Daniels Family Benefit Fund or mail checks to LCNB, c/o Clayton Daniels Family Benefit Fund, P.O. Box 495, Waynesville, OH 45068 Contact Info: Travis Williams (937) 371-9049/Pam Patton – To Play, Kim Williams (937) 477-6514 – Questions/Volunteer

Caesar’s Creek Pioneer Village Presents Pioneer Day Camp      Pioneer day camp introduces children, firsthand, to daily life of the settlers in Southern Ohio 200 years ago. Kids learn the art of woodworking, candle making, sewing, hearth cook and much more as they spend each day exploring the daily activities of Ohio’s early settlers. Session: July 18-22, 2016                                                                 Time: 9am—3pm                                                                                        

Targeted for ages 8-14. Admission by advance registration.  Availability is limited  Cost $100 per child  For additional information or registration form go to facebook/ccpv.camp or call 937-728-6207   Select Soccer Is your child interested in a more competitive soccer league?  Maybe Select Soccer is for them.   If your child would like to try out for a more competitive soccer team, dates and time for tryouts are now available.   If you have a girl who was born in the year 2005 or 2006, there will be a tryout on May 24th and 26th at Bowman Park from 6:30-8:00 pm with Kevin Harvey.   If you have a son or daughter in any other birth year, tryouts will be May 24th and 26th with a supplemental tryout on June 5th at Sackett Wright fields in Bellbrook.  For more information on tryout times and how to register, visit the News section at www.waynesvillesoccer.com.

LEGO MINDSTORM CAMP June 13 - 16, 2016 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. $120 | Grades 5 & 6 | Warren County ESC Students will work to solve problems through feedback provided by attaching motor, light, ultrasonic and color sensors to make the robot have specific reactions.  The camp will be using the LEGO NXT-G programming software to make everything work together.  Each student will have the opportunity to use a variety of team building, robot, and programming skills.  Limited to 15 students. LEGO MINDSTORM CAMP FLYER LEGO MINDSTORM CAMP REGISTRATION

JOIN WAYNESVILLE’S SUMMER SWIM TEAM The Blue Dolphins Sign up on line @ Waynesvillebluedolphins.org cost is $70 per swimmer Ages 5-18 Swimmer must be able to swim the length of the pool Please note team swim suits are not provided it is an additional cost but are also not mandatory to participate on the team. (suit fitting will be during the meetings) Swim Team is a great opportunity for kids to meet new friends, become stronger swimmers and have fun for the summer. Any questions please call 937-623-7880

WAYNESVILLE FALL SOCCER REGISTRATION Boys and Girls ages 3 to 13 (as of 7/31/16) $40 Spartan Tots (3 Year Old)  $65 per player Candy through Kicker                   $150 family cap   In Person Registration Dates Saturday, May 21st 1pm-4pm All held at Mary L Cook Public Library Community Room   Also, starting April 1st, visit www.waynesvillesoccer.com to register online or print a copy of the registration and mail it in.  New Players Bring a Copy of child’s Birth Certificate (required before registration considered complete)   Final registration deadline June 1st.  A $10.00 per child late fee will be assessed after this date and will be accepted based on availability.   Any Questions? Please Contact Marijo Capozzolo at 937-689-5185 or email at wsaohio@gmail.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.  

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

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

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

MARY L. COOK LIBRARY NEWS Mary L Cook website: www.mlcook.lib.oh.us To find out what is happening at the Mary L Cook Library, just go to their website:   www.mlcook.lib.oh.us and click on Newsletter. The staff of The Mary L. Cook Public Library encourages all children – birth thru 12th  graders –in the Waynesville area to join us because On Your Mark, Get Set, Read June 1st thru August 1st    Be rewarded for enjoying books and improving your reading skills during the 2016 Summer Reading Program381 Old Stage Rd. Waynesville 513-897-4826  Reading & Registration begin Wednesday, June 1st at 9:00 a.m.

Lego Fun at The Mary L. Cook Public Library For Grades 1 – 5.  Choose one day to join us either Monday, May 16 6:00pm – 7:00pm or Saturday, May 21 10:30am – 11:30am. We supply Legos of all sizes and a theme.  You supply your imagination!  Come build a creation based on a theme. Please register beginning May 2, 2016. (5/20)

Book Buddies - returning this summer to The Mary L. Cook Public Library! This free enrichment program has been created to help young children (entering grades 1-3) to enhance their reading skills.  The Book Buddies will meet for 30 minute sessions on Monday evenings, June 6, June 13, June 20, and June 27. All sessions will begin at 6:45pm and will last 30 minutes.  Contact Kathy Daniels @ 513-897-4826 or danielka@marylcook.com .  (6/3) 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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