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Good News Friday February 12, 2016

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Good News Friday February 12, 2016

Posted on: February 12, 2016
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February 12, 2016 Wayne Local School’s web site. www.wayne-local.com  
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GOOD NEWS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE
SCHOOL CLOSED - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15 - PRESIDENTS' DAY

2016/17 School Calendar  This calendar was adopted at the February 8, 2016 BOE meeting.
WHS PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES We will be having parent teacher conferences on February 25th from 4-7 pm.  We will also be having a parent meeting on this date at 6:00 pm in the gym to explain the changes we are implementing for the 2016-17 school year in regards to scheduling courses.  Please call the office if you would like to schedule an appointment with your child’s teacher. 513-897-2776 If you plan on attending the scheduling meeting, please do not schedule a conference from 6:00-7:00 pm.   2016-17 WHS SCHEDULING MEETING FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS We will be having a parent meeting on February 25th at 6:00pm in the gym to explain the changes we are implementing for the 2016-17 school year in regards to scheduling courses.  We will be moving to an online system and will NOT have arena scheduling in the spring. If your child will be in the grades 9-12 in the fall of 2016, you are invited to this meeting. We will be discussing: ·         2016-17 Program of Studies – New courses added ·         The online process ·         Parent input and Waivers ·         Internships   ONLINE Scheduling – Students will start scheduling courses for 2016-17 starting the first week of April during the school day. Parents will be notified of course selections and students will need to have parent signatures before schedules are finalized.   2016-17 COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS MEETING We will be holding an informational meeting for parents and students on February 25th at 7:00 pm in the Gym.  If your child will be in the grades 7-12 in the fall of 2016, you are invited to this meeting.  For more information and eligibility requirements please go to: Sinclair and review the school handbook and student brochure.  Wayne Local Schools is very proud to have partnered with Sinclair Community College and will be working together to offer the best opportunities for our students. A representative from Sinclair Community College will be in attendance at this meeting.   February 25th at WHS : 4:00-7:00 pm  - Parent Teacher Conferences– Please call 513-897-2776 to schedule an appointment. 6:00-7:00 pm – Scheduling Meeting for parents in the gym for students who will be in in grades 9-12 in the fall of 2016. 7:00 -8:00 pm – College Credit Plus Meeting in the gym for those parents interested for students who will be in in grades 7-12 in the fall of 2016.
PROJECT EXCELLENCE NOMINATION FORMS DEADLINE FEBRUARY 26, 2016
It’s that time again to nominate an excellent Educator or an Innovative Teacher.  Remember the educator must hold a current teaching certificate and work at Wayne Local. 
You can access the nomination form 2 different ways.  

  1. You can nominate deserving teachers by completing the on-line form on the www.apcwc.org website – just click on - http://www.apcwc.org/project-excellence/ and click on “PROJECT EXCELLENCE NOMINATION FORM” to open –  complete the requested  information and when you hit “submit” the document will be emailed to Project Excellence in Lebanon. NOTE: nominations received that have the text area left blank will be discarded  “Text Area” What does this educator do that exemplifies excellence in teaching? Please be as specific as possible.  
  2. If you prefer you may print the Project Excellence form for 2016 by clicking here.  This document can be mailed via US Mail – send to Project Excellence, P O Box 802, Lebanon 45036 or scanned and emailed to apcpe@ohioinfo.org .   Nominations will close Friday – February 26, 2016.  

WAYNE LOCAL HALL OF FAME   The Wayne Local Hall of Fame exists to recognize individuals who exemplified excellence in two categories: 1) Academic Leadership (accomplishments while a student in the Wayne Local School District, and/or 2) Success and Citizenship (accomplishments after graduation from Wayne Local School District, or while an employee of the school district, or for other significant contributions to the school district).
Nomination forms may be picked up in the Superintendent's office or found on the Wayne Local website “Hall of Fame form”.  Deadline for forms is March 30, 2016. The recipients of the Hall of Fame award will be announced at the 2016 Wayne Local Alumni Dinner Saturday, May 28.   Mail the nomination form to Wayne Local Schools, Attn:  Pat Dubbs, 659 Dayton Rd. Waynesville, OH  45068.  Forms may be emailed to pdubbs@wayne-local.com  please cc hvoiles@wayne-local.com  
WAYNE LOCAL PRESCHOOL PROGRAM   Wayne Local Schools offers services to both special needs and typical children with curriculum and settings tailored to the science of early childhood education.   The Wayne Local School preschool provides both center-based and itinerant (visiting) teaching for children ages 3-5 who are identified by the district as children who would benefit from specific interventions to address delays or needs.  Teachers, aides and therapists work with children to achieve goals specified in their Individual Education Plans (IEP’s).  Typical children are also an important part of the preschool classrooms, serving as peer models and sharing in activities based on Ohio’s Early Learning Content Standards.   Please visit the Wayne Local website to find out about our Preschool application process, timeline, enrollment packets, screenings and cost.  Applications are onlineApplications will not be accepted until Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. in the Superintendent’s Office.  Applications must be hand delivered. (Applications will NOT be accepted prior March 1.)
2016-2017 Kindergarten Information Meeting   Waynesville Elementary School will be having an information meeting for those students entering Kindergarten this fall for the school year of 2016-2017.  This meeting will be Thursday, February 18th at 6:00 pm in the Elementary Gym.
STUDENTS HAVE BEEN BUSY IN THE ELEMENTARY ART ROOM!   Fifth grade has been making wire fish sculptures with beads and buttons, after learning about the artist Alexander Calder and his mobiles. We are connecting our sculptures to make large mobiles, too!   Fourth grade students have been working on large, cardboard, sculptural paintings. We studied the art of Elizabeth Murray, a famous artist that used shaped canvas for her paintings.   Third grade students are finishing up their warm/cool color cat paintings, in the style of Laurel Burch and are starting a cityscape project.   Second grade students are finishing stained glass windows using geometric shapes and will be starting an abstract sculpture project.
First graders made alligators using geometric shapes and organic shapes and mixed their own shade of green to paint them. They also finished their self-portraits.   All day kindergarten learned how to tint the color red and make pink. We made hearts and pigs out of their painted paper. They also got to work with clay and make clay hearts with beaded handles!   Laura Byrnes Elementary Art LByrnes@wayne-local.com
MIDDLE SCHOOL PE   Middle School PE students this year are learning about the FITT Principle and how it relates to Cardiovascular Fitness.    FITT stands for: ·         F – Frequency (How often) ·         I – Intensity (How hard) ·         T – Time (How long) ·         T – Type (Which exercises)   Cardiovascular fitness relates to the body’s ability to generate energy and deliver oxygen to working muscles. It is considered the most important component of physical fitness and is one of the best indicators of overall health. Aerobic exercises are best for developing cardiovascular fitness. Aerobic means “with oxygen” and includes continuous activities that use oxygen. Walking, biking, jogging, skating, or rowing are just a few examples of aerobic activities. Aerobic activities strengthen the heart and lungs, and make your working muscles more efficient at using oxygen. They also increase stroke volume (amount of blood pumped per heartbeat) and lower your resting heart rate to an average of 72 BPM (beats per minute). A resting heart rate varies. However, the lower your resting heart rate, the more efficient your heart is working. One long-term result of regular aerobic activity is cardiovascular endurance, sometimes called cardio-respiratory endurance. This is the ability of the body to work continuously for extended periods of time. Those who have a high level of cardiovascular fitness have lowered risks of adult lifestyle diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. Cardiovascular endurance increases your chances for living a longer and healthier life. It is important to know your FITT Principles so that you gain health benefits for your heart.   Go Spartans! Mike Arlinghaus marlinghaus@wayne-local.com (513) 897-4706 ext 3119
5TH GRADE MATH
In math, we just finished up our unit on Geometry and will be starting our unit on Measurement. Next week, students will discover how to find the volume of rectangular prisms by building with unit cubes. Then, we will work on converting measurement units within a measurement system.     Fifth grade students have their own accounts on IXL.com, where they can practice different standards in both Mathematics and Language Arts until mastery (achieving a score of 100). The site is set up so that students receive immediate feedback upon solving problems or answering questions. If they miss a problem, it knocks their score back so that they have to practice the skill a little more, and explains how to correctly solve the problem. It also uses students’ performances to adjust the level of difficulty of the questions. It is an excellent tool for additional practice at home.    Sarah Scott sscott@wayne-local.com
MS. LIPINSKI’S SECOND GRADE CLASS   Well, February is half way over!!  This week we celebrated Valentine’s Day with a scrumptious and healthy buffet of fruits, cheese, peperoni, and crackers for the entire second grade.  Students also passed out Valentine’s Day cards to each other.  During lunch students had their “Manners Matters” luncheon.  Prior to lunch, our class had a discussion about what are good manners and how we use polite words such as “please” and “thank you”.  The students ate in the beautifully decorated cafeteria using their best manners.  Thank you to all who helped out!   In our Journeys reading series, students have recently read an informational text about music titled “Ah, Music”.  During the week, we discussed the many elements that comprise music such as rhythm, melody, and expression.  As a class, we talked about how listening to different kinds of music can make you feel different feelings.       In Math, students just finished learning about multiplication and division.  They have learned the relationship between multiplication and repeated addition along with division and repeated subtraction.  Students solved multiplication and division problems using pictures, repeated addition and subtraction, and manipulatives.  Overall, the students did well learning about these math concepts.  We are continuing with multiplication with learning our multiplication tables of 2, 5, and 10.   I cannot believe the school year is more than half over!  I have enjoyed the year and getting to know each and every student.  I have seen so much progress in each of them.  They are becoming third graders before my eyes.  Again, I would like to take a moment to thank all of my wonderful parents for their fabulous support.  I know that they are working with their student at home by reading every night, going over math facts, and studying spelling words.  I would also like to thank my fantastic parent volunteers.  Thank you so much for donating your time to our class! Stay Warm!   Amy Lipinski alipinski@wayne-local.com
NOTES FROM THE CHOIR ROOM!   High School Solo & Ensemble On Saturday, February 6th nine high school choir students participated in District 13 High School Solo & Ensemble.   Choir students did an amazing job and received superior (I) and excellent (II)ratings!   Students who participated in HS Solo & Ensemble and rating: Destiny DeWar - II Kayleigh Gleason - I Brooke Hardin - I Jenne Kennard - II Jesse Reeves - II Abraham Sandy - II Ronni Smith - I Josh Stephens - II Waynesville Chamber Ensemble - I   District 13 Honor Choir On Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27 thirty-two choir students will be participating in District 13 Honor Choir.  High school students auditioned and middle school students were selected.  These students will be spending the weekend at Kings High School working with guest directors and students representing various school districts throughout district 13.  This event concludes with a concert on Saturday, February 27 at 3:00 PM at Kings High School.  It is a wonderful experience for students involved and a great event to attend!   The following are students participating in D13 Honor Choir this year: High School:                        Middle School: Ian Bauer                             Katelyn Abney Kayleigh Gleason                   Mary Baker Brooke Hardin                       Fischer Barnett Jenne Kennard                      Zoe Bees Noah Little                            Steven Bevins  Bobbie McCoy                       Alexis Butt Jesse Reeves                        Olyvia Blythe Abraham Sandy                    Joe Cockerham Ronni Smith                         Camren Melvin Josh Stephens                      Kaleigh Melvin Mary Beth Tedesco                Jaden Lawrenz              Erin Walsh                            Anna Lipinski    Carrie Wieland                       Ellie Little        Paige Wilms                          Kaden Senetra                                                  Bradley Sisk                                            Jenna Turner                                                Jacob Wieland                                            Kiersten Williams   Upcoming events for the choir department: High School Choir Pre-Contest Concert Monday, February 29th 6:30 PM  High School Gym   District 13 Honor Choir Concert Saturday, February 27th 3:00 PM Kings High School   OMEA Large Group Saturday, March 5 TBD Kettering Middle School   Come out and hear how well the choirs are doing this year!   Katie Blankenship Choir & Theatre Director  Wayne Local Schools www.thewaynesvillevoice.com kblankenship@wayne-local.com (513) 897-4706 ext. 3114
EXCELLENT AND SUPERIOR MUSICIANS!   Congratulations to the following musicians on their Excellent and Superior ratings at the OMEA District 13 Solo and Ensemble Contest at Blanchester Middle School.  Each was judged by a professional musician/music educator on such criteria as tone, intonation, interpretation, and technique.  The students then earned a rating from I to V, with a I being Superior, a II Excellent, a III Good, a IV Poor and a V Very Poor.  This year we had 17 participants (one of our biggest groups):   Instrumental Soloists: Morgan Achard (Flute) – I Kyle Buflod (Baritone Saxophone) – I Nathan Forste (Trumpet) – II Connor Johnson (French Horn) – I Jake McMahon (Trumpet) – I Jacob Middlesworth (Euphonium) – I   Instrument Ensembles: Clarinet Trio (Ben Crafton, Kayleigh Gleason, Killian McGuire) – II Saxophone Quartet (Max Austin, Kyle Briggs, Kyle Buflod, Jonathan Richards) – I Trombone Quartet (Austin Bair, Doug Croucher, Josh Stephens, Nick Young) – II Brass Quintet (Kyle Buflod, Andrew Croucher, Doug Croucher, Connor Johnson, Nick Young) – II CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE FANTASTIC MUSICIANS!
SENIOR BAND MEMBER PERFORMS WITH HONOR BAND   A student from Waynesville will be a part of the Tri State Honor Band, hosted by Wright State University’s Music Department.  Kyle Buflod was among top musicians from schools around both Dayton and Cincinnati who were chosen to perform a concert together on Saturday, February 20, 2016, after only rehearsing as a group for a few hours.  Kyle, who plays the Baritone Saxophone (among other instruments), plans on majoring in Music Education.  Congratulations and good luck!   WAYNESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL BAND AND CHOIR PREPARING FOR CONTEST   The Waynesville High School Concert Band has been preparing three pieces since early January—Excelsior (Galop) arranged by Gene Milford, Shenandoah by Frank Ticheli, and Beyond the Cosmos by David Shaffer.  Likewise, the choir has been working on music to take to contest.  Our musicians have been working very hard to polish the music, and on Friday, March 11, 2016 the Waynesville High School Concert Band will be taking the stage in hopes of earning a Superior rating (I) at the OMEA District 13 Large Group Adjudicated Event.  This annual contest gives area bands and choirs the opportunity to polish three pieces of music then perform in front of three judges, who rate the performance on tone, intonation, interpretation and technique.  The judges then award a score of I through V, with I being Superior, II Excellent, etc.  After the ensemble’s performance on stage, they are then directed to the sight-reading room where music that has never been seen before is passed out to the group.  The students and director are given four minutes to look over the music silently, and an additional four minutes for the director to talk the students through the piece.  After that, the ensemble then plays or sings the piece of music, trying to perform it with as few errors as possible.  The sight-reading judge then awards the group a rating as well, and all four judges’ ratings are added together.  If the combined scores are between 4 and 6, the band receives a Superior rating (I) and is eligible to perform at State Large Group Adjudicated Event.   To prepare for this event, the Waynesville High School Concert Band and Choir will be performing their Pre Contest Concert on Monday, February 29, 2016, at 6:30pm in the High School Gym.  In addition to regular concert goers, there will be professional musicians/music educators in the audience to give constructive feedback to both ensembles as they make their final preparations for contest.   MIDDLE SCHOOL CONCERT COMING SOON   Mark your calendars for Monday, March 21st at 6:30pm – it’s time for the next Middle School Concert!  All middle school bands and choirs will be performing in the high school gym.  In honor of the month of March, all three middle school bands have been working on marches, learning about the style and form of these unique pieces of band literature.  In addition, each band will be playing a thematic piece that has posed new challenges for our young musicians.  Come support the hard work these students have been making – you will notice a huge difference from December’s Winter Concert!   UPCOMING DATES FOR WAYNESVILLE BANDS:   Monday, February 29, 2016: High School Pre Contest Concert – 6:30pm in the HS Gym Friday, March 11, 2016: HS Large Group Contest – TBA at Madison HS Monday, March 21, 2016: Middle School Concert – 6:30pm in the HS Gym Monday, May 16, 2016: Spring Concert – 6:30pm/7:45pm in the HS Gym Friday, May 20, 2016: Jazz Dinner – 6:00pm in the MS Gym   Leslie Schleman Band Director lschleman@wayne-local.com
GOOD NEWS FROM 6TH GRADE   The sixth grade teaching team is busy coordinating the upcoming trip to Camp Joy. As we look over our participation list, we noticed many with outstanding balances for this trip. To help offset the cost of camp, we will be providing one more fundraising opportunity. Any 6th grade student who still has an outstanding balance for Camp Joy is encouraged to participate in our Elder-Beerman Community Days Coupon Booklet Sale from February 10, 2016 – February 24, 2016. This valuable coupon booklet can be purchased for just $5 each, good toward great merchandise at the Bon-Ton family of stores during the special Community Day Sale February 26 & 27, 2016. Students will be credited 100% of his/her sales toward the Camp Joy trip. We look forward to allowing students to earn their way to Camp Joy! Please contact any 6th grade teacher for more information!   Denise Hartzell Waynesville Middle School Science Department dhartzell@wayne-local.com 513-897-4706 ext. 3110
Pasta for Pennies Contest   The High School Student Council members are bringing PASTA for PENNIES contest to Waynesville High School!  This will be a 7th period contest during the entire month of February.  The winning class with the highest per student donation average will earn an Olive Garden pasta lunch!!!   We have a high school goal of $1000, and students and parents are both encouraged to donate their spare change to the donation boxes in their 7th period classrooms.  There will also be a donation box in the High School office.    The Pasta for Pennies contest benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Every penny, nickel, dime, quarter, or dollar donated means so much to patients affected by cancer, and these donations will help to save lives!!!  So, please help support this worthy cause!!!    Checks can be sent in and written payable to WHS or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.     Thank you, Kelly Miller Student Council Advisor Waynesville High School kmiller@wayne-local.com (513) 897-2776 (2/26)

GUIDANCE COUNSELOR NEWS Cathy Joefreda cjoefreda@wayne-local.com ACADEMIC PLANNING NEWS Abby Shinkle  ashinkle@wayne-local.com
College Goal Sunday-February 14 2pm Get help with FAFSA this SUNDAY! The FAFSA priority deadline is fast approaching for many colleges (mid February).  If you need help completing your FAFSA please consider attending  College Goal Sunday at one of the local colleges. THIS SUNDAY February 14 at 2 pm  financial aid counselors will help you complete and submit the FAFSA.  You must bring certain documents with you and register to attend.  Please go to http://www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org/ for more information and to register. (2/12)
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month-February Start Talking to your teen/tween about dating relationships. Studies show there is a dangerous gap between a daughter’s relationships and a parent’s awareness of that relationship. While studies also show that 80% of parents agree that it is important to have a conversation about dating violence only 3% identify NO VIOLENCE as a characteristic of a healthy relationship.  About 47% of teens have been in a romantic relationship  while only 19% of parents think their teen has been in a relationship.  In cases of unhealthy relationships, 33% of daughters state they have been in an unhealthy relationship. Only 27% of their parent report saying the same thing. There is a significant difference in the formal reporting of verbally abusive relationships as well. Over 62% of teens report that they have been verbally abused in a dating relationship. Only 34% of the parents have formally reported the verbal abuse to authorities or the partner’s parents. And finally, only 37% of parents know of controlling behavior in their child’s dating relationship. They do not know that controlling relationships involve 10 phones calls or 25 texts a day to check up on a boyfriend or girlfriend.  IF you would like more information on how to talk to your teen about preventing dating violence go to http://www.loveisrespect.org/resources/dating-violence-statistics/ . Many awareness postings are occurring around in the high school this month. ASK your child about it. Or go to https://www.facebook.com/whsredo/?ref=hl to keep up on all happenings at WHS involving Character Education. (2/26)   The Southwest Ohio HOBY seminar will take place June 16-19, 2016 at Urbana University. http://www.hoby.org/   Looking for a little inspiration? Join the new REMIND class! Sending a text to 81010 and in the body of the message type @4inspire and then hit send. You may be prompted to type your name if you are not a member of any other remind class at WLS.  We all need a little redirection in our thinking sometimes to help us live a more positive and joyful life.  Be sure to check out other REMIND classes you can join at  http://whsguidance.weebly.com/remind-messaging-system-sign-up.html .  (2/19)
Want to Volunteer or need Community Service hours? Sign up via REMIND to get notifications about opportunities to perform community service.  Create a text to the number 81010. In the body of the message type: “@servewhs”.  If you are already a part of the REMIND system for another class then the system will recognize you!  For more information about other Remind classes go to http://whsguidance.weebly.com/remind-messaging-system-sign-up.html . (2/12)
START TALKING Children of parents who talk to their teens about drugs are 50% less likely to use drugs. As a parent, you worry about your kids using drugs, alcohol and tobacco. Talking will help them make good choices, but you may not be sure what to say or how to say it. Learn 10 tips to help you Start Talking with your child about substance abuse.  Go to www.starttalking.ohio.gov for  ways to successfully communicate with your child.   The Coca-Cola's Pay It Forward program embodies the spirit of giving back, helping our teens to reach greater heights through education. Empowering moms and communities to help high school teens succeed, we encourage you to nominate a deserving teen for the 2016 Coca-Cola Pay It Forward program. Winning teens will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship, and 3 days of mentorship, leadership and networking at the Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Academy. Giving teens the opportunity to excel is just one more way that you can support the next generation and build tomorrow's leaders today. For more information go to https://cocacola.promo.eprize.com/payitforward2016/  Nomination Due March 31. (2/26)   Want to Volunteer or need Community Service hours? Sign up via REMIND to get notifications about opportunities to perform community service.  Create a text to the number 81010. In the body of the message type: “@servewhs”.  If you are already a part of the REMIND system for another class then the system will recognize you!  For more information about other Remind classes go to http://whsguidance.weebly.com/remind-messaging-system-sign-up.html . (2/26)   Senior Scholarships have been recently posted Current Scholarships for students are posted at http://whsguidance.weebly.com/scholarships.html .  Please check this site frequently as scholarships are updated as they come in. If you would like to receive a text message when new scholarships are posted please text @msjoe13 to the number 81010 .   If you would like to receive reminders via email send an email to msjoe13@mail.remind.com . You can opt out of receiving messages any time.
Helping YOUTH form Developmental Relationships within their circle of PEERS The Search Institute has released new research showing importance of helping youth form Developmental Relationships-20 actions you can encourage your child to give their peers and expect in return.  Recent research proves the more our youth practice these actions the more successful and functioning adults they become.   It takes a village to raise a child and we ARE a wonderful Village! Let’s encourage our youth every chance we get to practice the 20 actions listed at the link below and stress the importance in fostering close connections with friends, siblings and other peers.     To read more please got to:  http://whsguidance.weebly.com/forming-developmental-peer-relationships.html   Want to raise a SUBSTANCE-FREE CHILD?   Be empowered to raise your child to be substance free by reading the “KNOW!” newsletter, a program of the Drug Free Action Alliance. Go to https://www.drugfreeactionalliance.org/know-teachable-moment-archive to read more on how to talk to your child about sensitive subjects. “Talk early and often about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, even when it gets tough.”   A great way to encourage your child to be drug free and make better decisions when it comes to peer pressure is to have your child involved in our SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions).  Want to be involved in our SADD’s Red Ribbon Week? Email Mr. Hill at rhill@wayne-local.com or cjoefreda@wayne-local.com   DO YOU NEED HELP WITH YOUR TEENAGER? Butler County Family and Children First Council is offering The Parent Project  The Parent Project® is a 10-week parent education and support program designed specifically for parents of strong-willed or out-of-control adolescent children. Learn more about the Parent Project and the schedule of classes on the website (www.bcesc.org/parentproject.aspx). Every little bit helps.  
REMIND Messaging System    Accounts Several teachers are using this safe messaging system to send reminders to students about a class assignment/test, club meetings, scholarship deadlines and more. WHAT IS REMIND AND WHY IS IT SAFE? Remind is a free, safe, and simple messaging tool that helps teachers/club moderators/other school staff share important updates and reminders with students and parents. Subscribe by text, email or using the Remind app. All personal information is kept private. Teachers will never see your phone number, nor will you see theirs.  Please follow the link to subscribe to any of the accounts above. http://whsguidance.weebly.com/remind-messaging-system-sign-up.html  Questions:  Catherine M. Joefreda, Guidance Counselor Grades 6-12 cjoefreda@wayne-local.com
MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL 2016 SUMMER ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES: START PLANNING NOW!     Wright State University offers Pre- College Summer Camps 2016. These programs offer enrichment and exploration of many interesting subjects.    The WSU office of Pre-College Programs in conjunction with the College of Science and Mathematics, College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the University Libraries are pleased to offer Exploring STEMM – Enriching Minds through Science 2016, as well as Residential Camps and Institutes focused on STEMM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine.   Students who are selected will participate in a variety of STEMM disciplines over a two-day period. Students will spend the night one night on campus under the supervision of residential Assistants.   Exploring STEMM (Grades 7-9) will include: Exploring Human Anatomy, Exploring the  Nano-world  of Precious Metals, Brain Plasticity, No Avatar Needed, DNA and Forensic Science, More than Books: How the Library Supports STEMM students, Demonstrations of Chemistry in Our Lives, Falling Waters (FREE)
Residential Camp (Grades 6-9) will include:  Storm water Management, Architectural Engineering, Busted Physics Facts, Dramatic Theater, Leadership skills, Young Writer’s –Creative Mind. (COST)   Residential Institutes (10-12) will include: Advanced Web Design, College Test prep, Engineering, Food Science: STEM, Forensic Science, Law and Government, Performance Theatre, Social Work 101, and Take Action – Leadership. (COST)   Deadlines are two weeks before each event that is offered (Beginning June 1, 2016).    Confirmation materials upon completion of application, which must include a nomination letter from a teacher, will be e-mailed.  Applications are taken on a first come first serve basis. This program will fill quickly; early registration is encouraged. Register online.   Feel free to pick up a flyer about the Pre-College Summer Camps in the Middle & High School Offices or for more information about each program offered visit www.wright.edu/precollege Telephone: 937-775-3135, E-mail: precollege@wright.edu  (May) Abby Shinkle Academic Success Planner ashinkle@wayne-local.com
UNITED STATES SERVICE ACADEMY SEMINARS – APRIL   Interested in learning about the application process for the Air Force, Military, Naval, and Merchant Marines Academy?     Join an informational session in Ohio near you.   Interested students and their parents are invited to attend one of the informational seminars co-hosted by Senator Sherrod Brown and Senator Rob Portman.  There will be nine seminars across the state throughout the month of April.   On Thursday, April 7, 2016 there is a seminar scheduled for Warren County.  Location: Symmes Township Library 11850 Enyart Road Loveland, OH 45140, 6:00- 8:00p.m. More will be scheduled for the Beavercreek, Bowling Green, and Cleveland area- TBA.   Liaison officers from the Naval, Military, Air Force, and Merchant Marine academies will be present to speak and to answer questions.  In addition, Academy Coordinators will discuss the congressional nomination process that will use to select qualified men and women.    The privilege of nominating candidates to the United States service academies is one that entails a great deal of responsibility.  Like the academies, they are interested in students who have demonstrated leadership potential and excellence in academics, athletics, and extra-curricular activities.   If you are a freshman, sophomore, or junior that may be interested in attending one of these seminars, please contact Michael Dustman, Academy Co-Coordinator, or (800) 205-OHIO (6446) or (614) 469-6774.   Abby Shinkle Academic Planning ashinkle@wayne-local.com
SPORTS NEWS   Support the Spartans!   Athletic Website:  The athletic website is being completely redone.  If you are currently looking for schedules for the remainder of this school year go to schedulestar.com to view those.  Next year we will have a new site called arbiterlive that will keep all of the schedules up to date for everyone.  I will have a URL once the renovation of the website is updated.  Thanks and sorry for any confusion.   The swim team is led this season by three senior captains James Kelley, Tara Nix, and Shelby Worthington. The team has had an amazing season thus far. The boys’ team began the season with a strong 2nd place finish out of 14 teams in our own home Swimvitational. The girls’ team swam to a 4th place finish. At the midway point in the season the team competed in the largest high school meet in the nation with over 2,800 swimmers. The team was led by James Kelley placing 6th overall in the 50 backstroke, Kierstyn Cassidy placing 7th in the 400 Individual Medley and 10th in the 200 butterfly, and Sabrina Ball placing 17th in the 50 breaststroke. The team overall saw over 80% best times during that meet. Finally the team competed at the SWBL league championships. The ladies placed 3rd overall by just 16 points due in part to having no divers. The boys tied for 4th. The team achieved 95% best times being led by Kierstyn Cassidy with an individual SWBL championship title and a new team record in the 500 freestyle and placing 2nd in the 200 individual medley. Other top 6 finishers include Tara Nix 3rd place in the 100 free and 4th in the 50 free, Kylee Meredith 4th in the 100 fly and 4th in the 100 backstroke, and James Kelley 4th in the 100 backstroke and 5th place in the 200 individual medley. The girls relay team of Nix, Meredith, Ball, and Cassidy placed 2nd in both the 200 Medley Relay and the 400 Free relay. The boys relay team of Austin. Kelley, Shinkle, and Good placed 4th in the 200 medley relay and 3rd in the 400 free relay. The team has had some amazing swims thus far going into sectionals which begins with the boys swimming this Friday evening and the girls Saturday morning.   Boys Basketball Update   2/5 Madison 59-48 Win The Spartans were led by Griffin Cook with 18 points.  Logan Fruhwirth added 10 points and 3 steals.  Micah Schenking scored 10 points.  Noah Price added 5 assists.    Click here for complete box score http://swblsports.com/bkGameStats.aspx?gameid=233944   2/6 Clinton Massie 61-54 Win The Spartans were led by Micah Schenking with 14 points.  Griffin Cook added 13 points and 6 assists.  Logan Fruhwirth recorded a double double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.  Chase Struewing scored 10 points and had 6 offensive rebounds.  Noah Price added 3 steals. Click here for complete box score http://swblsports.com/bkGameStats.aspx?gameid=233945   JV 2/5 Madison 44-51 Loss The Spartans were led by Reilly Blankenship and Luke Kindred with 10 points each.   2/6 Clinton Massie 37-34 Win The Spartans were led by Drake Stiles with 16 points.   Freshman 2/5 Madison 49-29 Win The Spartans were led by Alex Hurley with 21 points.  Luke Kindred added 10 points.   2/6 Clinton Massie 44-32 Win The Spartans were led by Ethan Speers with 11 points.   Up Coming Games: Tonight 2/12 Carlisle HOME (Sr Night) Saturday 2/13 Fenwick AWAY Thursday 2/18 Milton Union AWAY Saturday 2/20 Thurgood Marshall at Trent Arena (1st Rd OHSAA Tournament) * purchase tickets at the school for $6 and a portion goes back to the school.   Lady Spartans Basketball League Champions! Dixie 52-29 Win The Lady Spartans basketball team defeated Dixie on Thursday night by a score of 52 to 29 to clinch a tie for the league title.  The team had three players in double digits with Rachel Murray leading the way with 18 and Marcella Sizer had 12 and Aubrey Rains chipped in with 10.  The team held Dixie to just 6 points the first half.  Bri Barton had 4 assists and 3 steals in the game.  It was also Senior night and the team honored its only senior Kami Purkey.  Erin Walsh our New Zealand foreign exchange student sang the National to start the game.   The team will now play its first tournament game on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Wilmington High School vs Seven Hills.  Tickets are available in the office and also will be on sale at the boys’ game tonight.
2016 Waynesville High School Baseball Youth Skills Camp – Saturday, March 19th Waynesville High School Baseball will be holding a youth skills camp on Saturday, March 19th. All players will receive instruction from current players and coaches that will better prepare them to continue on the tradition of excellence in the Waynesville Baseball family. Instruction will be adjusted to meet and improve the specific areas of need as determined by the abilities of each individual camper. 1st  Grade -– 4th Grade - 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM 5th Grade –- 8th Grade - 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Registration forms are available in the middle and high school offices as well as the youth association website. Cost is $25 per player (includes T-shirt). Please contact Coach Hill at rhill@wayne-local.com with any further questions.   Inaugural Waynesville Baseball Cornhole Tournament – March 19, 2016 – 1:00 PM Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Waynesville Baseball Cornhole Tournament on March 19th. The cost is $20 per team. All teams are guaranteed at least three games, pizza, water, and entry into raffle drawings. Games will begin at 1:00 PM in the outfield of the varsity baseball diamond. In case of inclement weather, games will be played on the football field or in the middle and high school gyms. Tickets are available through any high school baseball player and the MIDDLE school office.  *Please contact Coach Hill at rhill@wayne-local.com with any further questions.
All records and stats can be found at the SWBL website   swblsports.com   WAYNESVILLE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT ATHLETIC SEASON PASS 2015 - 2016 SEASON   ADULT PASS          $80 This includes admission to all regular season Waynesville H.S. & M.S. home contests  STUDENT PASS         $50 This includes admission to all regular season Waynesville H.S. & M.S. home contests  FAMILY PASS FOR FAMILY OF FOUR          $200 This includes admission to all regular season home games for a family of 4.  Families larger than 4 can include additional immediate family members for $25 each.   At the admission gate, your name will appear on a pass list allowing you to sign-in to each event.   Adult and Student individual admission prices for league games are:  $6 - high school football and basketball games $5 - other high school sports games $4 - middle school games The Waynesville Athletic Department hosts approximately 90 ticketed home events annually.  As you can see, the season pass is a real bargain; a family of 4 attending as few as 9 home events would begin saving money.   If interested in purchasing a season pass, visit the high school office or contact the Waynesville Athletic Department at (513) 897-8756.   Contribute to Waynesville Community Field: Our students have a high quality, outdoor artificial turf system available for practice and events.  Our durable surface provides superior playability with an excellent drainage system.  The natural looking aesthetics with long lasting performance will enhance our outdoor programs for years to come.  You can still support this project by making a lasting contribution.  $10,000 & Up Sponsors *Includes recognition on larger slot yard lines and 8x8 brick, in game recognition announcement, field signage $1,000 & Up Sponsors *Includes Name on a yard line recognition sign and 8x8 brick.  Be a Brick Sponsor:  One 4X8 brick with a minimum gift of $250 =3 lines of laser text having 18 letters/spaces.  One 8X8 brick with a minimum gift of $500 = 6 lines of laser text having 18 letters/spaces. Your personalized brick can be in recognition of students, alumni, families, corporations and organizations, in our honorarium brick yard by the scoreboard area. Brick Sponsors can use PAYFORIT and pay online https://www.payforit.net/MakeItemPaymentEx.aspx .  Brick text can be emailed to  fundraiser@wayne-local.com     Connect with Waynesville Athletics The athletic department is connecting with Spartan fans and alumni through Facebook. Like us at www.facebook.com/WaynesvilleAthletics to see current events, team pictures and news articles from the past added weekly, and chances to win prizes.   Follow us on Twitter for live in game updates, pictures and video clips @SpartansLive   Find up to date schedules, listen or watch game broadcasts, and see spotlighted events at www.spartanslive.com   Advertise with Us There are numerous ways in which you can partner with the athletic department to promote your business or group. If you’re interested in connecting with people though Waynesville Athletics contact 513 897-8756 for details on available opportunities. Athletic Director Mr. Brandon Philpot  bphilpot@wayne-local.com
WLS resident senior citizens (age 62 and over) are eligible for a free pass for all home sports events - Senior citizens who live in the Wayne Local School District can contact Helen at the central office for the passes. 897-6971
TRANSPORTATION
TRANSPORTATION SAFETY TIPS Stand back away from the curb; students should stand back while waiting for the school bus to arrive.  Remain there until the bus is stopped completely.  The driver will open the service door to actuate the warning lights and place hand over the horn to warn students of any potential hazards.  The driver will signal to students when it is safe to cross the road and board the bus. The student should check for traffic before crossing the roadway and must cross straight across the roadway, approximately ten feet in front of the bus.
BUS ROUTES For your convenience an alphabetical street name list with bus numbers and driver’s names is located on the Wayne Local website www.wayne-local.com  or click here.
WELLNESS WC Combined Health District Newsletter – Jan 2016 HPV VACCINE   HPV is short for human papillomavirus.  About 20 million people in the United States, most in their teens and early 20s, are infected with HPV.  Not only does HPV cause almost all cervical cancers in women, it is also responsible for other types of cancer.  HPV causes mouth and throat cancer, as well as anal cancer in both women and men.  HPV can cause cancers of the vulva and vagina in women, and cancer of the penis in men.   Each year, there are about 18,000 women and 7,000 men affected by HPV-related cancers in the United States.   Most of the HPV infections that cause these cancers could be prevented with vaccination.  HPV-related cancers can be devastating.  HPV vaccines offer the greatest health benefits to individuals who receive all three doses before having any type of sexual activity.  That’s why HPV vaccination is recommended for preteen girls and boys at age 11 or 12 year.  HPV vaccines are given in a series of 3 shots over 6 months.  It is very important to complete all 3 shots to get the best protection.  More than 46 million doses of HPV vaccine have been given out, and vaccine studies continue to show that HPV vaccines are safe.   If your son or daughter hasn’t started or finished the HPV vaccine series yet-it’s not too late!  Now is a good time to ask their doctor or nurse about vaccines for your preteens and teens.  The Warren County Combined Health District offers vaccinations, for an appointment please call 513-695-1468.   To learn more about HPV and HPV vaccines visit www.cdc.gov/hpv
 FLU SEASON   Flu season up until this point has been relatively mild, but flu activity is predicted to increase over the coming weeks.  The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.   Flu symptoms: Fever or feeling feverish/chills; Cough; Sore Throat; Runny or Stuffy Nose; Muscle or body aches; Headaches; Fatigue   Flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby.   You may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick. Most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick.  If your child is diagnosed with flu they should remain home until symptoms are gone and the child is without fever for 24 hours.   Jen Royalty, RN, BSN Wayne Local School Nurse jroyalty@wayne-local.com
2016/2017 SEVENTH GRADE VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS The Ohio Department of Health has revised the School Immunization Requirements effective January 4, 2010. All students are to receive an additional dose of Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) vaccine BEFORE entering the seventh grade. If your child has received a Tdap vaccine within 5 years of entering the seventh grade (2012 or later), this will meet the requirement.   Additionally, beginning with the start of the 2016-2017 school year, one dose of meningococcal vaccine is required prior to entry into the 7th grade. This requirement is met if your student has had this vaccine at any time before entering 7th grade.   2016/2017 SENIOR VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS Meningococcal: Beginning with the start of the 2016-2017 school year, all pupils entering the 12th grade are required to be vaccinated against meningococcal. A second (2nd) dose of meningococcal) vaccine is required prior to entry into the 12th grade. The second (2nd) dose must be administered on or after the 16th birthday with at least eight (8) weeks between the first and second dose. If the first dose of meningococcal  vaccine was administered after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required. If a pupil is 15 years of age or younger, only one  dose is required.
Any questions please contact Jennifer Royalty, Wayne Local School Nurse, 513-897-4350 or jroyalty@wayne-local.com
 GENERAL INFORMATION
CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT Ohioans who suspect child abuse or neglect now have one phone number that can put them in contact with child welfare or law enforcement officers in their county. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) launched 855-OHCHILD (855-642-4453), where reports can be anonymous.
CHILD FIND A Search for all children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21. Child find is the process of identifying, locating and evaluating children with disabilities who may be in need of special education and related services. Contact: Mr. Pat Dubbs, Superintendent at 513 897-6971.
TWO-HOUR DELAY SCHEDULE    Wayne Local will refer to a 2 hour early childhood delay schedule as Plan “B” Kindergarten and Preschool.  Plan “B” A.M. Half-Day Kindergarten and Preschool will begin two (2) hours late and remain in school for two hours.  These students will leave school one-hour later than usual.  School transportation will pick your child up two hours later than normal and bring your child home one hour later than normal.  Plan “B” P.M. Half-Day Kindergarten and Preschool will begin one (1) hour late and remain at school for two hours, dismissing at the regular time.  School transportation will pick your child up one hour later than normal.  Your child will be delivered home at the normal time.  Plan “B” Full-Day Kindergarten will start two hours late and dismiss at the regular time.  School transportation will pick your child up two hours later and deliver them home at their normal time. AM K/Pre K/Pre-School                  10:30-12:30  PM PM K/Pre-School                                1:30-3:30  PM All Day                                               10:30-3:30  PM
844-SaferOH (844-723-3764) At the request of Gov. John Kasich, the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Public Safety are launching the SaferOH tip line that will accept both calls and texts 24 hours a day for schools that register for the service.  This tip line will allow students and adults to anonymously share information with school officials and law enforcement about threats to student safety—whether that involves a threatened mass incident or harm to a single student.   Calls or texts to 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764) are answered by analysts in the Ohio Homeland Security’s Threat Assessment and Prevention (TAP) Unit.  When action is needed, the TAP Unit immediately forwards information to local school officials, local law enforcement agencies and others, if necessary.  TAP Unit analysts always follow up quickly with the affected school and law enforcement agencies to make sure that the incident is investigated, action is taken and the outcome is tracked.    The Wayne-Local School district is register with this free anonymous tip line.  Help keep our schools safe by reporting suspicious activity to 844-SaferOH. If you would like more information go to http://education.ohio.gov/Media/Media-Releases/2014-Media-Releases/Free-Safety-Tip-Line-Available-to-Schools#.VjJN2F_3anM 
PAY FOR IT Student fees can be paid online by signing up for Pay For It.  If you are interested in paying fees online visit our website and enroll.
ONE CALL NOW/SEND WORD NOW One Call Now is Wayne Local School’s Emergency Notification System.  You can receive phone calls, text alerts or emails regarding School Closings, Delays, or other Special Events/Circumstances.  Text messaging and emails will be received faster than phone calls; so we always encourage subscribers to sign up for text and/or email.   To register for One Call Now please send your information to Jim Lucas at jlucas@wayne-local.com or call him at 513 897-7011.  Mr. Lucas can also address any questions or problem you encounter.  Please provide him with your name, phone number and or email. State your preference phone call, text message or email notification.  If you want to unsubscribe, please email Jim Lucas your phone number, name and a way to contact you if questions.
BCI AND FBI BACKGROUND CHECKS All volunteers and coaches must have BCI and FBI background results on file at Wayne Local Schools. The FBI background check must be redone every 5 years. As long as you continuously live in Ohio the BCI background check will not have to be redone after the initial submission. The Superintendent’s Office has the capability to process these checks. The Superintendent’s Office or building offices can tell you what results we currently have on file. The Superintendent’s office will be open to do fingerprinting on TUESDAYS from 9:00 – 2:30. The cost for this service is: $25 – BCI $35 – FBI $55 – Both CASH OR MONEY ORDER ONLY YOU MUST BRING A PHOTO ID Call if you have questions. 897-6971
STUDENT INSURANCE  If you are interested in Student Insurance, please click here

KROGER CARDS
PLEASE RE-REGISTER YOUR CARD – IT ONLY TAKES A FEW MINUTES SEE LINK BELOW. Please forward on to anyone you think may be interested. 
Thank-you partnering with Kroger for your fundraising efforts. The 2015-2016 Kroger Community Rewards Program begins May 1, 2015 and enrollment officially opened April 1, 2015. All supporters must re-register their card for the new program year.
Re-enrolling only takes a few moments and is completed in a few simple steps.
To re-enroll:
1. Visit our website at www.krogercommunityrewards.com.
2. Sign in using your email address and password. If you have forgotten your password, just click on "forgot password" and a link will be sent to your email to change your password.
3. Enter your organization's five digit 82139 Wayne Local Schools number or the first three letters of the organization's name, click search.
4. Select your organization by clicking on the circle to the left of your organization's name.
Thank you for your support!
SCRIP BENEFITS WAYNE LOCAL
 WLS Spartan Scrip Central is here for your gift giving needs. Scrip is a win-win for both you and WLS. Here is how it works – you purchase gift cards from various retailers at face value and WLS gets a percentage back from the sale.
 We place orders on the 2nd Thursday of each month & orders are available for pick-up the beginning of the following week. It’s easy – just log on to www.shopwithscrip.com. We also have a “Scrip to Go” Inventory in the Central Office. Cards are available for immediate purchase Monday thru Friday from 8:00am – 3:00pm.
Please contact Dee Wilms @ 513-897-7031 or dwilms@wayne-local.com if you have any questions.
NOMINATE A STAFF MEMBER OF THE MONTH
Dear Waynesville High and Middle School Staff, Parents, and Students,
Waynesville High and Middle Schools need your help! In striving to be the World’s Greatest Schools, we would like to celebrate the World’s Greatest Staff. We need to recognize and reward our outstanding staff members for the tremendous amount of hard work they give to each student.
 
Please nominate any staff member (this includes teachers, administrators, and classified staff) who have made an impact on your life, education, or in any other positive way. Forms are available in the main office, or by emailing me at kphillips@wayne-local.com. Together, we can honor excellence at Waynesville Middle and High Schools!
October’s Winner: Sharon Vogel, high school
November’s Winner: Abby Shinkle, high school and middle school
 
Thank you,
Karyn Phillips
Coordinator of Student Services for
Waynesville High/Middle School

 
PTO NEWS

ELEMENTARY PTO
Please join our group on Facebook (Waynesville Elementary PTO) for updated information on events, activities, market day, fundraisers and more!!! If you need to contact us for any reason feel free to do so at  wespto2010@gmail.com
CALLING ALL BOX TOPS ....yes it’s that time again!! Please send in all your box tops by February 20th. The top 2 classes will WIN a class party of their choice. If you send in your box tops clipped and in baggies of 50, your student’s class will earn DOUBLE points!!( please separate the bonus boxtops into 1 baggie these have to be submitted differently.  Remember to put the teachers name on the baggies for credit!! Get set, clip clip clip!! Let’s beat our fall submission -we made over $1100!!  
 
We would like to invite you to our monthly PTO meetings. They are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 4pm, in the elementary school library (media center). All are welcome to attend and generally we have child care provided by the NHS students. We would love to hear your new ideas and suggestions. 
 
The 3rd Grade team will once again be hosting the Valentine’s Day Manners luncheon at the elementary school on Thursday Feb 11th, during normal lunch times. They are looking for fingerprinted volunteers to come help ...Can you help contact Michelle at wespto2010@gmail.com. thanks 
 
Coming in March ..... The Cardboard Challenge, this event will be open to All students of Wayne local schools. We have opened the event to all grade levels this year from Preschool to High school. Start planning your ideas now. Last year we had over 75 students participate we would love to double or triple that this year. You can enter your own creation or together as a team!! DREAM..... CREATE.....BUILD ...you are only limited by your own imagination!! 
Get Ready for the Cardboard Challenge!

Students of all grade levels in the Waynesville School District are invited to build a cardboard creation and bring it to the cafeteria on Wednesday, March 9 at 5:30 P.M. for the Cardboard Challenge Arcade. The underlying rule of this event is simple: students use cardboard and other recycled materials to create an original project. That's all. The rest is left to the creators’ very capable imaginations. 
 
Volunteer judges from engineering, arts, and similar professions will be on hand to talk to students about their projects.( Would you like to be a volunteer  judge?? Contact us at wespto2010@gmail.com
 
Our Cardboard Challenge is inspired by the short film, Caine’s Arcade [link: http://cainesarcade.com].
This is a free event!! We are looking for sponsorship and prize donations for this event. Please contact me, Michelle Weaver at wespto2010@gmail.com if you would be able to help     
 
Do you know what PTO stand for? Parent Teacher Organization. Unlike some schools we do not collect dues to be part of the PTO, everyone is invited and encouraged to be part of this great organization. Everything the PTO does is done by volunteers, no one is paid to help with any of our events.  We are all parents like you, with 1 or more kids who attend the Wayne Local School District, our kids play sports and do after school activities, many of us also coach baseball, basketball, soccer, football or lead cub scouts, boy scouts or girl scout troops. We love to come together to come up with fun ideas for the students of our schools. We really would love to see some new parents volunteer to help at different events, it is a great way to meet others in our community!!    
 
Have you ever considered an officer position on the PTO before? This year would be a great opportunity to shadow our current officers, as many of them have served 2 consecutive terms in their current position. Our bylaws state that you can only serve 2 consecutive terms in a particular position, so several will either need to take a different position or have someone replace them. We would love to have some new faces come in and shadow us this year. For more information you can contact me Michelle Weaver (PTO president) at wespto2010@gmail.com         

MIDDLE SCHOOL PTO
Please help make food for the teacher’s conferences on February 25 signup at
http://www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=RVXR0586&v=a733344baf
Looking for fingerprinted volunteers to help students clean out their lockers
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. Please trim the BOX TOPS and Campbell’s food labels and place them in a baggie with your child’s name on them and drop them off in the main office.  Thanks!
 
If you would like to help with the PTO please email:wmspto1@gmail.com
 
 
PTO Officers

Marsha Gober- President   

Christie Stricker-Treasurer
 

COMMUNITY NEWS
Community announcements are provided as a courtesy for the community. WLS does not endorse or promote any activity.
WAYNESVILLE CHAMBER NEWS
Support Waynesville by visiting the Waynesville Chamber website and learn what is happening in Waynesville!
HISEY PARK’S GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT
Come to the Great Backyard Bird Count. 
Date: February 13 and 14
Time: Saturday 10:00 to 4:00  Sunday 4:00 to 7:00  (Owl Calling at dusk on Sunday.)
Address: 5443 Middletown Rd., Waynesville
You can watch birds at feeders, learn birding skills from Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists while enjoying the comforts of the Old Hisey Farmhouse, learn to identify common Ohio birds, help create an Official Bird Count for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, create nutritious “Zick Suet” bird food, relax with hot coffee, hot chocolate, apple cider, cookies and other snacks.  Don’t forget to bring your binoculars.  Hikes will be offered weather permitting.
3rd ANNUAL FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE 
Preschool/Young Elementary  
Join in on all the fun this year, plan on attending “The Princess Ball.”  Saturday, March 12, 2015; 7-9 PM; Waynesville Middle School.  Tickets are $15.00/couple or $20 a family available at the door.  Come ready to dance in your Sunday Best.  Sponsored by Waynesville After Prom Committee.  Pictures by:www.reynolds-photography.com (3/11)
WAYNESVILLE LIONS CLUB
Waynesville Lions Club is having their Annual Roses Sale.  These can be ordered from now until March 4th.  The delivery date is March 16th.  They arrive in a box with a preservative packet.  They do come in a variety of colors; however, I am unable to order specific colors but you can specify your favorites and I will do my best to get what you prefer.  The cost is $17 and this can be paid when they are delivered to your home.  (Checks can be made out to Waynesville Lions Club).  If you would like to place an order for 1 or more dozen, simply e-mail me with specifics at drichmond73@twc.com
Waynesville Lions Club supports Waynesville students in several ways so all orders are greatly appreciated!
 
  Thanks so much,
  Waynesville Lions
  Denise (Richmond) Campbell

FREE COMMUNITY DINNER
Everyone is invited to attend a free Community Dinner. The Community Meal will be offered every month (on the last Friday of the month)  at the Waynesville United Methodist Church, 297 North Street, Waynesville.  This outreach project is supported from a grant received through the Ohio River Valley District.
YOUTH FOOTBALL
The Waynesville Youth Football Program is in need of Third Grade Football Coaches for the 2016 football season. If you are interested in coaching third grade football please contact Jeremy Buckner at (513) 888-8024. (2/26)
AWANA Clubs and Club 56
Wednesdays 6:15-7:45
September 9 to April 27
First Baptist Church Waynesville,1009 Lytle Rd
513-897-1009
Register online at www.fbcwaynesvile.net
AWANA is for preschool (must be 3 years old by September 30) to 4th grade.
Club 56 is for 5th and 6th graders. Children will enjoy fun game times, handbook time in a small group memorizing Bible verses, and a large group council time.
MARY L. COOK LIBRARY NEWS
Mary L Cook website: www.mlcook.lib.oh.us

To find out what is happening at the Mary L Cook Library, just go to their website:   www.mlcook.lib.oh.us and click on Newsletter.

Sprouts Gardening Fun for Grades K – 5 at The Mary L. Cook Public Library
Is your interest in plants growing?  Come to our hands-on series designed to let kids learn about gardening by having fun!  We will meet every other Friday from 4:30-5:30 pm beginning March 4 - April 15, with one final session on May 6 before Mother’s Day.
Don't let the grass grow under your feet! Sign up starting Monday, February 15. (2/26)
 
Lego Fun at The Mary L. Cook Public Library For Grades 1 – 5
We will be offering two Lego programs this month.  Please sign up for one program only.  The first Lego session will be Saturday, February 27 from 10:30am – 11:30am, the second session will be Monday, February 29 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm. We supply Legos of all sizes and a theme.  You supply your imagination!  Come build a creation based on a theme.   Please register beginning February 8.  This program is limited to 20. (2/26)
Gravity Science Friday, February 26 from 4:00pm to 4:30pm for Preschoolers and a Caregiver (3yrs. – Kdg.).    We will be exploring the science behind gravity with hands on activities.  Preschoolers should bring an adult with them.  Required Registration begins February 8. (2/26)

Stuffed Animal Sleepover –
Friday February 19, 2016 @ The Mary L. Cook Public Library
4:00pm- 4:30pm for ages 3 - Grade 1
Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library for a sleepover!   Enjoy stories and activities during the program and leave your stuffed animal with us for a sleepover!   Saturday, February 20 (between 10am and 2pm) pick up your stuffed animal and see what kind of mischief your huggable buddy got into at the library after dark!   Registration begins Feb. 1st and is limited to 35.  (2/12)

 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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