District News

Good News Friday - October 28th , 2016

Posted on: October 28, 2016


WAYNESVILLE HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT IS 6PM - 8PM HALLOWEEN IS A TIME FOR HAVING FUN - but it's also a good time for some important safety reminders for motorists and parents.  


  • Use caution behind the wheel
  • Slowdown and be alert in residential areas
  • Carefully enter and exit driveways and alleyways
  • Eliminate distractions so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings


  • Ensure an adult or older, responsible youth is available to supervise children under age of 12
  • Plan and discuss the route your trick-or-treaters will follow
  • Instruct children to travel only in familiar areas and along established routes
  • Teach children to stop only at well-lit houses and to never enter a stranger's home or garage
  • Establish a time for children to return home
  • Tell children not to eat treats until they get home
  • Review trick-or-treating safety precautions, including pedestrian and traffics safety rules
  • Make sure Halloween costumes are flame-retardant and visible with retro-active material


  • Be bright at night - wear retro-reflective tape on costumes and treat buckets to improve visibility to motorists and others
  • Wear disguises that don't obstruct vision, and avoid face masks. Instead, use nontoxic face paint. Also, watch the length of billowy costumes to help avoid tripping
  • Ensure any props are flexible and blunt-tipped to avoid injury from tripping or horseplay
  • Carry a flashlight containing fresh batteries, and place it face down in the treat bucket to free up one hand. Never shine it into the eyes of oncoming drivers
  • Stay on sidewalks and avoid walking in streets if possible
  • If there are no sidewalks, walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic
  • Look both ways and listen for the traffic before crossing the street
  • Cross streets only at the corner, and never cross between parked vehicles or mid-block
  • Trick-or-treat in a group if someone older cannot go with you
  • Tell your parents where you are going

EIGHTH GRADE WASHINGTON D.C. MEETING There will be a parent meeting on November 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the MS/HS Band Room. The meeting is for parents to obtain information on the Eighth Grade trip to Washington, D.C. The date of the trip is May 16-19, 2017, and is open to all eighth grade students in good academic/code of conduct standing. Parents will be able to make the first down payment for the trip at this meeting.

FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY FOR CAMP JOY   Elder-Beerman is offering Coupon Booklets for their Community Days Sale that runs from November 9th – 12th.  In an effort to help our 6th grade students pay for Camp Joy, we are offering a coupon booklet sale fundraiser.  Our sale will run from Thursday, Oct. 20 to Friday Nov. 4.  For every coupon booklet a student sells, $5 will be credited to their Camp Joy account! (That is the total cost of the booklet!)   If you know a 6th grade WMS student and would like to help them go to camp….Why not buy a coupon book!?   If you would like to buy a booklet and let us apply the profit to accounts that would benefit from the sale, please contact Denise Hartzell by emailing dhartzell@wayne-local.com or calling 513-897-4706.   Please support us in this effort to make sure every child goes to Camp!   Thank You!!!! The Sixth Grade Team (11/4)

WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO TO QUEBEC? Mrs. Pardon is considering planning a school trip to Quebec for June of 2017.  Sound interesting?  Then come to an informational meeting to learn more: Tuesday November 1 at 6:30 in room 27.   The cost is @$1,000 which covers all expenses except 6 lunches, a passport (now required), and money for souvenirs.  Prices are based on 20 participants with 4 persons per room; triple, single, or double room will cost more.   The trip is open to all students in good standing at Wayne Local Schools.  Please note that students under 14 must be accompanied by a parent to travel. If you are unable to make the meeting, let’s arrange a time to meet.  I am very excited to offer this unique opportunity to our students!    Elizabeth D. Pardon, M.Ed     epardon@wayne-local.com French and Spanish Education Department Chair Foreign Language

BOOK FAIR IS COMING!  BOOK FAIR IS COMING!   When: Monday November 7th through Friday November 11th Family Night:   Thursday November 10th from 4:00pm through 7:00pm.  Conferences are this evening also so feel free to stop in before or after conferences.   Book Flyers are going home this week.  You can also access our fair online at scholastic.com/fair and then search for Waynesville Elementary School.  The online fair is open November 2nd through November 15th.  Items ship free and will come to the school so if you have purchased a surprise please reach out and let me know.  All purchases will directly benefit our school. The direct link is: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/waynesvilleelementaryschool1 (11/4)

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10TH WAYNESVILLE ELEMENTARY WILL HONOR ALL VETERAN’S WITH THE ANNUAL VETERAN’S DAY CELEBRATION.   The Elementary will be hosting its annual Veteran’s Day Program to honor our veterans and community members currently serving our country in any of the service branches.  All Veterans are invited to attend a breakfast social from 8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. in the Elementary Media Center.  This will be followed by two assemblies held in the gym to accommodate all students and guests.  Grades K-2 assembly will be at 9:20 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.  Grades 3-5 will be attending from 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.  We will close with our famous “Walk of Fame” as the veterans will be celebrated by our students.  Please join us for an event filled morning as our 4th grade students will be singing excerpts from their musical, “The Hero In Us All!” as well as our High School Choir to perform the Star Spangled Banner and listen to our special guest speaker, Mr. Christopher Seagraves. We want to honor your service and sacrifice for our nation’s freedoms.  Please help us by extending invitations to anyone you know who is currently serving our country or is a military veteran.  They may be family members, neighbors, and/or friends.  (11/4)

MRS. FRANZ’S KINDERGARTEN CLASS   It’s hard to believe that the first quarter of the school year has ended.  Although report cards did not go home, your child received a packet of information about his/her progress this year.  It is evident that much learning is taking place.  The parent support is appreciated and necessary for your child’s success this school year.    Along with all the hard work, we have had some fun.  We had a fantastic time on apple day and are gearing up for pumpkin day.  Thanks to my parent volunteers, Mrs. Hershner and Mrs. Fitzsimmons the students were able to enjoy the following activities:  making Johnny Appleseed hats, apple tasting, apple star discovering and painting, apple measurement, and apple sink or float.   Recently a note was sent home with your child asking for supplies and volunteers for Pumpkin Day.  (Volunteers must have background check results on file with the school.)  We have many special activities planned for the day.  They include: pumpkin painting, pumpkin carving, pumpkin sink/float, pumpkin height, weight, and circumference, pumpkin seed counting, and pumpkin tasting.  I am also asking each child to bring in a small pumpkin for themselves.  The pumpkin needs to be big enough to paint, yet small enough for them to carry on the bus or on the way home.   I am in need of some parent volunteers for our Native American Day on Monday, November 21st.  This is another fun and educational day for the children.  Students will experience planting corn (using Squanto’s secret), picking, eating and cooking cranberries, hunting buffalo and eating buffalo meat, fishing, popping and eating popcorn, grinding corn, and finally making a noodle necklace and a clay pot.   Our activities will begin at 1:00 and end at approximately 3:15.  If you are able to volunteer, please notify me by Friday, November 18.        Mrs. Franz cfranz@wayne-local.com

MRS. PENDERGRAFF’S THIRD GRADE ELA Second quarter is off to a great start!  Last quarter the students enjoyed reading many different selections from a variety of genres.  This quarter will be no different!  Next week in class we will be reading a realistic fiction selection titled Kamishibai Man by Allen Say.  In this story, an elderly storyteller in Japan recalls the days when he enthralled children with his “paper theater” picture cards.  The kamishibai man is sad to discover that his audience loses interested in his paper theater once television comes to Japan. This selection is sure to be a favorite story among our third grade students. Please be sure to ask you child about this story.  In addition, encourage your child to talk with an older person about what life was like before television became so popular in the 1950s.  Ask what people did for entertainment and how they got their news in those days.  In addition, plan a no TV day together (no computers either).  Read and discuss books together; tell childhood stories; look at family photos; play board games or charades; cook a family recipe.  Students are sure to enjoy the memories made from an “unplugged” day. Another fun activity would be to work with your child to discover how to make their very kamishibai paper theater to tell stories.  Do a search for “how to make kamishibai” and follow the directions.   In addition to reading some exciting reading selections we have also been working hard to become better writers.  The students have been working on opinion writing pieces. Our next published writing will be an opinion piece.  The third grade students have also been looking at and analyzing examples of writing using the Ohio rubric for third grade writing.  They are starting to understand the key components of an opinion piece and how to improve their writing.  This is a skill we work on daily in class.   Mrs. Beth Pendergraff bpendergraff@wayne-local.com

THIRD GRADERS EXPLORE-THE WORLD BENEATH OUR FEET   All third grade students are learning about two of Earth’s natural resources. In Science, our classes have learned about how rocks are made, and how rocks are different from one another. They are also learning about soil, what soil is made of, and why soil is important. For our culminating activity the third grade students will experience the soil trailer. The Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District, will be visiting our school this Friday. The children will have an opportunity to experience some hands- on activities inside the 35-foot trailer. Children will walk through an underground world as they explore soil, fossils, models of aquatic creatures, storm drains, and plant roots. They will also learn how wiggle worms help to enrich, and make soil healthier. We are looking forward to the visit.   Our next unit of study is titled, “Changes in the Earth.”  In this chapter students will learn about how some forces change Earth’s surface quickly, and how other forces can change Earth’s surface slowly.   Mrs. Becker pbecker@wayne-local.com

HEART OF THE “GLADIATOR” SEASON FOR THE SPARTAN MARCHING BAND!   This fall, the Waynesville High School Spartan Marching Band has been entertaining audiences with their 2016 show: “GLADIATOR”, featuring music from the 2000 film.  “Barbarian Horde”, “Earth”, and “Battle” have been featured.  The band competed at four marching band contests this year in the OMEA circuit, earning First Place, Best Percussion, and Best Color Guard in Class C (which is by school size) at both Hamilton and Loveland, Second Place in Class C at Piqua, and Fourth Place and Best Percussion in Class C at Tecumseh, and posting scores that continued to improve throughout the season!  Congratulations to our Marching Spartans for an outstanding season! This Saturday, October 29th, the Spartan Marching Band will be entertaining crowds at Kings Island, with a parade beginning at 12:00pm.  The band will make a parade stop at the Eiffel Tower to perform their 2016 show for all in attendance.  Come on out to the park to enjoy the last weekend of the season and to support your Spartan Marching Band!  

MIDDLE SCHOOL BANDS OFF TO A GREAT START!   We have 55 new band members this year in our 6th grade band!  They have been hard at work learning how to produce a good sound on their shiny new instruments, and have already learned 7 notes!  Classroom favorite songs so far have been Hot Cross Buns, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, London Bridge is Falling Down, and we look forward to presenting Jingle Bells and other Holiday tunes in December at our first concert!   The 7th and 8th grade band members are also hard at work: for the first quarter we worked on Middle School Band Night music, which was in September and a great success!  The weather was better than years past, and there was no greater experience than to have over 120 middle school and high school students out on the field for pre-game and halftime, performing together.  Now we’re changing our focus to the Winter Concert coming up in December!  

THEY’RE BACK!   Once again, the Waynesville Band is selling those tasty treats: Butter Braid Pastries!!!  There is a savory addition this year: FOUR CHEESE AND HERB (with marinara sauce)!  Apple, Blueberry & Cream Cheese, Cherry, Cinnamon, Cream Cheese, and Caramel Rolls (9 count) are also returning this year.  These pastries are amazing additions to your breakfast, or can be eaten as a delicious dessert.  We are taking orders until October 31st – checks can be made payable to “Waynesville Band Boosters”.  Butter Braids will be delivered on Thursday, November 17th in time for sellers to pick them up in the band room immediately after school.  Profits for this sale will go toward paying for the HS band and choir trip to Walt Disney World this Spring!  Order yours NOW!   Thank you for supporting our Waynesville Band Program! Leslie Schleman, Band Director lschleman@wayne-local.com UNICEF   The High School has been collecting spare change (coins and bills) to benefit UNICEF.   The program works to give underprivileged children healthier lives and brighter futures.  Donations collected with the UNICEF boxes will buy lifesaving supplies for children in need.  To learn more about how the donations kids collect save and improve children’s lives, please visit www.trickerortreatforunicef.org.  Examples of the money we raise, and how it will help kids in need….($5 will provide five days of food for a malnourished kid, $30 will provide measles protection for 100 kids, $400 will provide a pump to give an entire village clean water.)   Our contributions are important, so please encourage your children to participate.  The high school students will have a collection box in their 4th period classrooms!  Additional boxes can be picked up as well if you would like to have them for Beggars Night in your neighborhood.  For additional boxes, please contact me at kmiller@wayne-local.com.  All outside donations should be turned in to the high school office with ‘UNICEF’ labeled on the envelope, along with my name, by November 2nd.    (10/28)   Thank you!!! Kelly Miller High School Student Council Advisor Kmiller@wayne-local.com

OCTOBER IS NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH WHAT IS BULLYING Aggressive behavior may be bullying depending on what happened, how often it happens and who it happens to. Find out what bullying is and what the different types are. You can also learn more about other topics related to bullying. Bullying Definition Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose. The Roles Kids Play There are many roles that kids can play. Kids can bully others, they can be bullied, or they may witness bullying. When kids are involved in bullying, they often play more than one role. It is important to understand the multiple roles kids play in order to effectively prevent and respond to bullying. Related Topics There are many other types of aggressive behavior that don’t fit the definition of bullying. This does not mean that they are any less serious or require less attention than bullying. Rather, these behaviors require different prevention and response strategies. For more information visit stopbullying.gov

SCHOOL FEE INFORMATION FROM WES   Your child’s student fees will be posted on your child’s first quarter report card.  Those report cards will come home October 28.  Below is the fee structure by grade level.  Young Fives            $45.00 Kindergarten           $85.00 First Grade              $72.00 Second Grade          $75.00 Third Grade             $76.00 Fourth Grade           $87.00  * an additional $10 for Advanced Language Arts *4th w/Adv LA        $10.00 Fifth Grade              $82.00   If the amount on your child’s report card is more than what is listed above, this would indicate that your child has past due fees from previous school years.  Please feel free to contact the Elementary Office at 513-897-2761 for more specific information about your child’s fees.  We appreciate your support with paying school fees as soon as possible.

SUB PARAPROFESSIONALS NEEDED   WLS is in need of sub paraprofessionals to work with our special needs children.  If you are interested please fill out the WLS Non-cert application.  You must have both your BCI and FBI background checks on file with WLS.  Please turn in the application at the Superintendent’s Office. 

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

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

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY?   Any Senior interested in Electrical Engineering Technology?   If so, check out this ‘Pathway to Success!’   Warren County ESC has partnered with Cincinnati State and Miami University regional campuses in developing a two plus two bachelorette degree in electrical engineering technology. This partnership provides more opportunities for Warren county students to pursue an education and begin a successful career. The first two years will be offered by Cincinnati State, followed by the upper division courses offered by Miami University. The entire four year program will be housed at the Cincinnati State Middletown campus, starting in the Fall of 2017. This program will have substantial savings for students with the advantage of receiving the bachelor’s degree from Miami University. For more information visit:      http://miamioh.edu/regionals/campaigns/ent-pathways/ (11/1)   Abby Shinkle Academic Planning ashinkle@wayne-local.com

MIDDLE SCHOOL REDO DAYS FOR 7TH AND 8TH GRADERS Middle School REDO Days for 7th and 8th Graders- PERMISSION SLIP came home on October 14. On November 3rd  and 4th all 7th and 8th grade students will have the opportunity to participate in REDO Day.    Permission slips came home October 14.   PLEASE RETURN THE FORM indicating whether you DO or DO NOT want your child to participate by October28. Adult volunteers are needed for both days. Male adult leaders are needed for November 3rd and female adult leaders are needed for November 4. The program is an all-day event beginning at 8 am-2:30 pm.   The middle school  REDO program brings the message of respect by helping students understand more about themselves, how they present themselves, how their home life influences how they communicate, what it looks like to be authentic and how important friends are in helping you be your best self. This program is made up of 5 talks, games, and several small group sharing times. It also invites students to tell their stories in a safe and controlled environment.  Not only do students learn from this experience so do the adult leaders. If you are interested in being an adult leader please email Cathy Joefreda at cjoefreda@wayne-local.com . Please note that all volunteer leaders must have a background check on file in the board office. Please call 513-897-6971 for more details about getting your paperwork in order to volunteer. Thank you! Check out www.redoday.com for more information.

SPORTS NEWS Athletic Schedules:   www.wayne-local.com under Athletics   All records and stats can be found at the SWBL website   swblsports.com Girls Soccer Advances to District Championship With two strong wins to open up tournament play, the Lady Spartans have earned their place in the District Championship game Saturday.  Waynesville will kick off against Badin at Lakota West's stadium at 3:00 pm.   The Spartans opened up tournament play with a home game against Tri County North last Saturday.  Playing under the lights, senior captain Alexa Neely got the scoring started early when she finished sophomore Anna Miller's deflected shot less than 7 minutes into the game.  Senior Emily O'Connor scored the second goal of the night by following up on a shot from Neely that was parried by Tri County's goalkeeper.  Less than 20 seconds later, sophomore Marcella Sizer played a beautiful cross in front of the goal, which Neely drove into the back of the net with a header.  The Lady Spartans extended their lead in the second half when Sizer was taken down in the box and awarded a penalty kick, which she nailed.  Sophomore Anna Miller wrapped up the scoring for Waynesville when she found the back of the net on a beautiful shot from outside the penalty box.  Strong defensive efforts kept Tri County North scoreless and resulted in a 5-0 victory for the Lady Spartans.  The shut-out is senior captain and goalkeeper Rhianna Powell's 11th of the season.  Powell had 10 saves in the game.   In the Sectional Championship Tuesday night, Waynesville faced Franklin-Monroe at Bellbrook.  Sizer was looking to make a statement early when less than 2 minutes into the game she put a long shot over the keeper's head into the back corner of the net off of junior Kourtney Rentz's pass.  Junior Megan Osterhage finished a beautiful cross from Sizer less than 10 minutes later.  Goal #3 of the game came from Senior Haley Price when she finished Sizer's deflected shot.  The final goal of the first half was scored by Freshman Megan Handle when she finished Sizer's cross on the back post.  Early in the second half, Anna Miller was awarded a penalty kick after being taken down in the box, which extended the score to 5-0.  Miller also scored the final goal of the game with a strong shot from the edge of the penalty box off of Freshman Kelsey Stamm's pass.  Aggressive defensive efforts by senior captain Reagan Metzler, Sophomore Jennifer Slyby, Senior Emily O'Connor, Junior Katie Feldmann, and Junior Jessica Gill limited Franklin-Monroe to only 3 shots for the game and sealed the 6-1 victory for the Lady Spartans.   Waynesville looks to continue their strong play against Badin in the District Championship this Saturday at 3:00 pm at Lakota West.  Come out and support your Lady Spartans! Tickets are $6  

Volleyball Loses in Sectional Final, Finishes Season 21-3!   The Varsity Volleyball team matched up against Anna in the Sectional Finals match on Saturday, losing to a very strong team in 3 sets, 13-25, 11-25, 19-25.  The Spartans started out slow, but ended the match strong with some incredibly long rallies!  Leading the stats for the Spartans were Kerstyn Purkey with 8 kills, Brianna Barton with 21 assists, and Lyndsay Magoto with 18 digs.  Post Season Awards for Varsity Volleyball SWBL Buckeye Division All-League Honors: Abby Struewing - 1st Team and Player of the Year, Brianna Barton - 1st Team, Lyndsay Magoto - 1st Team, Kerstyn Purkey - 2nd Team, Dora Vrettos - 2nd Team, Megan Zebell - Honorable Mention, Kaitlyn Zebell - Honorable Mention Division 15 All-District Honors: Abby Struewing - 1st Team, Brianna Barton - 1st Team, Lyndsay Magoto - 1st Team, Kerstyn Purkey - 1st Team, Dora Vrettos - 2nd Team, Megan Zebell - 2nd Team, Kaitlyn Zebell - Honorable Mention and Allison Savage - Honorable Mention District 15 Senior Academic All-Stars: Michaela King, Kaitlin Krumnauer, Lyndsay Magoto, Kerstyn Purkey, Abby Struewing and Kaitlyn Zebell District 15 Senior All-Stars: Abby Struewing, Brianna Barton, Lyndsay Magoto, Kerstyn Purkey and Kaitlyn Zebell These 5 Seniors have been invited to play in the District Senior All-Star matches that will take place on Sunday Nov. 13th at South Metro Sports from 3:00-5:00.   Congratulations to all these young ladies on a GREAT season!!! Follow us on Twitter  & Instagram @VBSpartans https://sites.google.com/a/waynelocal.net/vb/   

The high school cross country teams finished their season this weekend at the Cedarville district championships. Our men's team was led by our four seniors. Finishing in order were Max Austin, Kyle Boggeln, David Crossgrove and Connor Johnson who ran the best race of his career in his last race. Our seniors were followed by a trio of sophomores in Derek Phillips, Scott Coppock and Cian McGuire. The lady Spartans were led by senior Emily O'Connor followed by Tara Todd, Grace Aldrich, Katie Feldmann, Kenna Harvey and Morgan Lowing.    Our JH team competed in the Ohio Cross Country Middle School State Championships at Hilliard Bradley High School on Sunday. Our girls finished 7th in the state in Division II. Our team was led by Hannah Gill placing in 4th place out of 147 of the best girl cross country runners in the state. Kate Handle placed 35th, Leah Butterbaugh in 53rd, Viviana Syvertsen in 86th and Teagan Cassidy in 103rd. Great job ladies!   The JH boys finished the season as the Undefeated Division II State Champions! Colin Amato was the individual state runner-up to the overall fastest runner in all divisions. Colin's time of 10:54 would have won the DI and DII races and Kaden Harvey's time of 11:02 would have also been good enough for 1st place in any other division but was 5th in ours. Next was Denver Johnson in 7th followed closely by Trevor Camp in 8th in the race of 189 outstanding runners from all over the state. Levi Morgan was next in 16th followed by Stefan Muterspaw in 32nd and Rhett Bailey in 36th. Gavin Price had the best race of his JH career with a PR followed by Caden Adams, and Casey Briggs who tied his previous PR. Joey Phillips and Gabe Coppock rounded out our state championship team. Our team competed in 9 different invitationals and defeated all 170 other schools we faced. Congratulations on the perfect season!      The Spartan varsity football team dropped to 0-9 on the season as they fell to Middletown Madison by a score of 48-7.  Logan Bloom scored to pull the Spartans to 21-7 but costly penalties and a turnover cost them a chance to be closer. JV Football finished the season Monday with a win vs Dayton Christian 28-17 The Spartans hit the road for the final game of the year, traveling to Milton Union.

GRADE 1 & 2 INSTRUCTIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE Waynesville Boys Basketball is hosting an Instructional Basketball League for any boy or girl in the 1st and 2nd grade. The focus of the league is to develop fundamental skills in a fun environment. All players in the league will practice together and instruction will be from the Varsity Boys Coaching Staff and Players. Games will be 3v3 and each team will consist of 4 – 5 players with playing time being equal. The games will be coached and officiated by the Boys High School Program.   http://www.wayne-local.com/media/athletics/1st%202nd%20Inst%20League_BG.pdf   Go Spartans! Mike Arlinghaus marlinghaus@wayne-local.com (513) 897-4706 ext 4118 WAYNESVILLE SPARTANS stadium blanket fundraiser to support Lady Spartans Volleyball, we have some extra blankets for sale, $20 each. Email volleyball@waynelocal.net if you are interested.    Follow us on Twitter & Instagram @VBSpartans https://sites.google.com/a/waynelocal.net/vb/

YTH BASKETBALL TRAINING OFFERED   Waynesville Youth Basketball Association is sponsoring youth basketball training provided by the Waynesville High School Boys Basketball program.  The training sessions will focus on fundamental skills, basic drills and competitive games.   http://www.wayne-local.com/media/athletics/Spartans%20Basketball%20Youth%20Fall%20Training%202016.pdf   Questions please contact: Mike Arlinghaus marlinghaus@wayne-local.com (513) 897-4706 ext 4118


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    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. Chip King  cking@wayne-local.com WLS resident senior citizens (age 62 and over) are eligible for a free pass for all home sports events - Senior citizens who live in the Wayne Local School District can contact Helen at the central office for the passes. 897-6971 

TRANSPORTATION SAFETY TIPS Students are expected to board the bus in an orderly manner.  There should be no pushing or shoving to be first on the bus.    INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOOL CLOSING FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER   As we head into winter it is very important for parents to have back up plans in place for delays, early dismissals and closures.   We understand that our decision to open or close schools in bad weather has a big effect on families. We also understand that our students are better served by being in school. As always, our top priority is the safety of our students.  We will always try to make our decisions as early as possible.  Your child will feel safer if they know what they are to do in these situations. BUS ROUTES For your convenience an alphabetical street name list with bus numbers is located on the Wayne Local website www.wayne-local.com  . 

WELLNESS 5 MUST-HAVE APPS TO GET YOU THROUGH COLD AND FLU SEASON Cold and Flu season is upon us and it’s important to be prepared.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 5 to 20 percent of the U.S. population will get the Flu annually, while an average of 200,000 Americans will be hospitalized due to problems with the illness. HealthGrove | Graphiq  Experts agree that the best preventative measure you can take is getting the Flu vaccine – but there are other things you and your family, especially the young ones, can do to stay prepared.   Thanks to today’s technology, a slew of Flu-related facts and guidelines could be right at your fingertips.     Below are five cell phone apps that could help you fight the Flu this year.   1. FluView: Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, FluView could be considered the “official” flu tracker, allowing you to see how severe flu outbreaks are in your state via color-coded maps, and across the nation, according to Parenting.com. Perfect for traveling!   This app also gives you access to videos and podcasts related to flu-prevention (iOS).   2. Sickweather: This app is similar to FluView in that it gives you a glimpse of illness activity in your general area, though it uses a social media-based approach. By using data from sites like Facebook and Twitter, Sickweather uses people’s posts to give you a real-time understanding of what exactly you’re dealing with in your area, whether it be the flu, the common cold or even pink eye. (iOS, Android).   3. ZocDoc: If your prevention methods fail and you happen to get sick, Zocdoc has you covered. Rather than waiting days for an open appointment, Zocdoc will match you with doctors in your area -- all you have to do is provide some information, such as a reason for your visit and insurance information (iOS, Android).   4. Doctor on Demand: Skip that dreaded doctor’s visit with Doctor on Demand, which allows you to get professional help while in the comfort of your own home. Using a video conference feature, this app connects you to board-certified doctors in your state for just $40 (iOS, Android).   5. Home Remedies+: Maybe you don’t have the full-on flu, but rather a mild cold for which you’d like to ease symptoms in a natural way. The app Home Remedies+ provides a variety of recipes for common ailments, Parenting.com reports. For example, ginger tea for a cold or lemon and honey for a cough. What do you have to lose? (iOS, Android)

GUIDELINES FOR KEEPING CHILDREN HOME FROM SCHOOL DUE TO ILLNESS   It is sometimes difficult to decide when and how long to keep an ill child home from school. The following guidelines represent the more common childhood illnesses.   CHICKEN POX: A skin rash consisting of small blisters, which leave scabs. A slight fever may or may not be present. There may be blisters and scabs all present at the same time. Your child should remain home until all blisters have scabbed over, usually 5-7 days after the appearance of the first crop of blisters. COMMON COLD: Irritated throat, watery discharge from the nose and eyes, sneezing, chills and general body discomfort. Your child should remain home if symptoms are serious enough to interfere with your child’s ability to learn. Medical care should be obtained if symptoms persist beyond 7-10 days, fever develops, or discharge becomes yellow to green. FEVER: If your child’s temperature is 100 degrees Fahrenheit or greater (or 1 or 2 degrees above the child’s normal temperature) (s)he should remain home until (s)he has been without fever for a full 24 hours. Remember fever is a symptom indicating the presence of an illness. FLU: Abrupt onset of fever, chills, headache and sore muscles. Runny nose, sore throat, and cough are common. Your child should remain home from school until symptoms are gone and the child is without fever for 24 hours. HEAD LICE: Lice are small grayish-tan, wingless insects that lay eggs called nits. Nits are firmly attached to the hair shafts, close to the scalp. Nits are much easier to see and detect than lice. They are small white specks, which are usually found at the nape of the neck and behind the ears. Following lice infestation, your child may return to school after receiving treatment with a pediculicide shampoo. PAIN: If your child complains, or behavior indicates, that (s)he is experiencing persistent pain, (s)he should be evaluated by a physician before your child is sent to school. PINKEYE: Redness and swelling of the membranes of the eye with burning or itching, yellow or green drainage coming from one or both eyes, or crusts on the eyelids. Your child should remain home from school until receiving 24 hours of antibiotic therapy, as determined by your physician, and discharge from the eyes has stopped. SKIN RASHES: A physician should evaluate skin rashes of unknown origin before your child is sent to school. STREP THROAT AND SCARLET FEVER: Strep throat usually begins with fever, sore and red throat, possibly pus spots on the back of the throat, tender swollen glands of the neck. With scarlet fever there are all the symptoms of strep throat as well as a strawberry appearance to the tongue and rash of the skin. High fever, nausea and vomiting may also occur. Your child should remain home from school until receiving a full 24 hours of antibiotic therapy and until without fever or vomiting for 24 hours. Most physicians will advise rest at home 1-2 days after a strep infection. VOMITING AND DIARRHEA (INTESTINAL VIRAL INFECTIONS): Stomach ache, cramping, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea, possible fever, headache, and body aches. Your child should remain at home until without vomiting, diarrhea or fever for a full 24 hours. If your child has had any of these symptoms during the night, (s)he should not be sent to school the following day.   Jen Royalty jroyalty@wayne-local.com Wayne Local School Nurse 

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

CHILD FIND A Search for all children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21. Child find is the process of identifying, locating and evaluating children with disabilities who may be in need of special education and related services. Contact: Mr. Pat Dubbs, Superintendent at 513 897-6971. 2016/17 School Calendar  This calendar was adopted at the February 8, 2016 BOE meeting. TWO-HOUR DELAY AND EARLY RELEASE SCHEDULES  Plan “B” – Two Hour Delay School Schedule  & Plan “B” – Two Hour Early Release Schedule 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764) SaferOH Tip Line Read more.

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

BCI AND FBI BACKGROUND CHECKS BCI & FBI Background Check Information 2016/17 STUDENT INSURANCE  If you are interested in Student Insurance, please click here SCRIP BENEFITS WAYNE LOCAL WLS Spartan Scrip Central is here for your gift giving needs. Scrip is a win-win for both you and WLS. Here is how it works – you purchase gift cards for various retailers at face value and WLS gets a percentage back from the sale.  Read More.

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


  • We have a new email address!  If you would like to contact the PTO please use wespto@wayne-local.com.
  • If you weren't able to sign up for our email and/or One Call updates during Back to School Night please send us an email and let us know you would like to be added.  We will also be utilizing the Wayne Local website this year to post updates, information and meeting notes for anyone who isn't able to attend our meetings.  
  • BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION:  The PTO collects box tops all throughout the school year so they can be sent in at any time with your student.  We keep a running tally for contests so make sure you send them in baggies of 50 with the teacher's name on the bag.  Parent help is always needed so if you can help with clipping and counting please let us know.

 2016/2017 PTO Officers  President: Jen Pond Vice Pres.#1 Mindi Squire Vice Pres. #2 Jamie Manley Treasurer: Courtney Buck Secretary: Jessica Dupps

COMMUNITY NEWS Community announcements are provided as a courtesy for the community. WLS does not endorse or promote any activity.

WAYNESVILLE YOUTH WRESTLING.  Grades K-6.                        Sign ups still available through November 1, 2016. Please email waynesvilleyouthwrestling@gmail.com to register and for more information.

DESSERT AUCTION Please join in on the Dessert Auction to benefit the Miami Cemetery Association Roads Fund a non-profit organization.  The Auction will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00PM at Quaker Heights Care Community Room.  You will be bidding on delicious baked goods.  All proceeds will go toward paving the roads at Miami Cemetery.  Additional information or questions contact Sharon Jewell 513-897-5629.

HARVEST PARTY TIME!! Where:  Waynesville First Baptist Church When:  Monday, October 31st - from 6pm until 8pm Come join us for a FREE night of games, candy, food, bounce house and more!  For more information or questions, please contact: Debbie Butterbaugh at 937.623.4429

WAYNESVILLE ATHLETIC BOOSTERS Save the Date: December 17- Breakfast With Santa February 27- Harlem Wizards   Our Athletic Boosters works closely with the Athletic Department and coaches to help provide funding for team items that are outside of the school budget. Boosters also assists in funding large projects. This past year Boosters has spent over 50K for projects such as: Athletic fields, locker rooms, team rooms, bleachers, Pom Poms, golf bags, swim jackets and training equipment for basketball and volleyball.   Fundraisers include: Fall/Winter/Spring Sports Program Senior Recognition Ads Hawg Dog Sauerkraut Booth Concession Stands   Boosters meet every third Monday of the month and we ask that each sports program to have a representative at our meetings.   Thank you for your continued support of the Waynesville Spartans! Sincerely, President, Steve Stanley Info@waboosters.com   AWANA Clubs – Club 56 Awana Club – Preschool (must be 3 years old by Sept. 30) to 4th grade Club 56 – 5th and 6th graders Wednesdays 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Sept. 7 to April 26 First Baptist Church, 1009 Lytle Rd., Waynesville  513-897-1009 Register Online at www.fbcwaynesville.net

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. Friends Holiday Auction Coming… The Friends of the Mary L. Cook Public Library Annual Holiday Auction is coming. Come in and bid on your favorite holiday decorations which have been donated by area businesses and community groups. If you have an item you are interested in donating, please contact Kathy Daniels (897-4826). Bidding will begin Friday Nov. 18th.  Bids will be opened Thursday, Dec. 8th at 7:00pm.  You could do your holiday shopping at the library!  381 Old Stage Rd. Waynesville 513-897-4826 (11/18) Preschool Storytimes for 3 - 5 year olds (including kindergartners)  @ The Mary L. Cook Public Library 381 Old Stage Rd., Waynesville, OH Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.  Or  Thursdays 6:45 - 7:30 p.m. Registration requested. We play games, sign songs, hear stories, and share laughs.  For more information please contact Kathy Daniels 513-897-4826 danielka@marylcook.com (11/11) 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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