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Good News Friday - October 7th, 2016

Oct 7, 2016
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GOOD NEWS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE Enjoy the 47th Annual Sauerkraut Festival this weekend. NO SCHOOL DISTRICT-WIDE - MONDAY, OCTOBER 10 FIFTH GRADE MATHIn fifth grade math, we have just wrapped up our second unit on whole number multiplication and division, with powers of ten, and multi-digit numbers. We are focusing on not just learning the steps, but understanding what is happening when we follow the standard algorithms. We've also had a lot of fun learning about the order of operations and using them to simplify multi-step expressions, and we have been working extra hard analyzing and solving multi-step story problems. Next, we will enter the world of fractions! Students will be adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators, using regrouping when necessary. Then, students will start to recognize that fractions are division expressions. We will also work on writing fractions as decimals, and vice versa. After that, students will learn how to multiply and divide fractions, and solve real life story problems involving fractions with all of the operations. This year, fifth graders are so lucky to have 60 chromebooks to share. This allows for so many awesome opportunities and really helps to individualize instruction even more. We've been taking advantage of having these in our classes on a daily basis, and the students are loving it!Sarah MRS. SNELL'S SEVENTH GRADE LANGUAGE ARTS Students in Mrs. Snell's seventh grade language arts classes are coming to the end of a short story unit including many classic tales.  This week students are analyzing "The Tell Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe. To conclude the story, students are writing an argumentative essay as if they were an attorney in the court trial for the protagonist of this story. Students are learning to identify claims and find evidence to prove their side of the argument. Students are reading these classic short stories to prepare for their upcoming field trip to Music Hall Theatre in Cincinnati. The students get to see these stories performed live by Chamber Theatre Productions, a professional touring company.   Everyone is looking forward to this experience at the end of October. In the next two weeks, students will dive into the novel The Hunger Games. Students will have the opportunity to identify the excellent characterization and themes portrayed throughout the story by the author Suzanne Collins. This novel is always a favorite! Mrs. MRS. CURLIS' BIOLOGY CLASSES Biology I students have been learning about DNA.  The students isolated DNA from their own cheek cells and made necklaces.  They were encouraged to take them home and show them to their parents.  We will be learning a lot about this important biological molecule this year when we study genetics, biotechnology, and evolution.  All topics we cover this year will be assessed on the End of Year Biology exam.  The goal for each and every student is to pass this test.  Honors Biology I students made candy DNA models.  Through inquiry, they learned about the structure of this biological macromolecule.  After constructing their models, they assumed the role of a proofreading enzyme to check the structure of other students' models.  Now they are applying their understanding of DNA to learn how proteins are made in our cells.  Students have been working hard to prepare for the End of Year Biology exam! It's been a great year so far! Jill UPCOMING EVENTS FOR WAYNESVILLE BANDS:Sunday, October 9: Sauerkraut Festival Performance 12:30pm (Marching Band)Saturday, October 15: Piqua Invitational - Performance time TBA (Marching Band)Saturday, October 22: Tecumseh Invitational - Performance time TBA (Marching Band)Saturday, October 29: Kings Island Halloween Parade TBA (Marching Band)Monday, December 19: Winter Concert in the HS Gym - 6:30pm MS/7:45pm HS Thank you for supporting our Waynesville Band Program!Leslie 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. GOOD NEWS ABOUT WES CONFERENCES: Along with our evening conferences that we normally offer, Waynesville Elementary is also offering a full day of conferences on October 21, 2016.  October 21st is a day off for students, but it is a full work day for our staff.   At WES this day will be dedicated for parent / teacher conferences.   We hope that adding this day to our conference schedule is something that parents will take advantage of!  Please communicate with your child's teacher to schedule a conference for October 21! ZUMBAAs an extension of our Spring fitness classes, WHS Cheerleading is offering 8 Fall Zumba classes.  Dates, Times and Prices are listed below!  To register for the fitness classes or if you have any questions, please contact:  Tammy Burchfield 513-836-0732 or by email at 11   5:15 - 6:30 @ the elementary gymOct. 18   5:15 - 6:30 @ the elementary gymOct. 25   5:15 - 6:30 @ the elementary gym Pricing:      Drop in Rate = $10.00 per class All classes will be 75 minutes long with 50 minutes of cardio work and 25 minutes of toning and strength training.  All you need is the motivation to sign up and show up.  An exercise mat or towel is recommended.  All REGISTRATION FEES GO TO SUPPORT THE WHS SCHOOL CHEER PROGRAM!GUIDANCE COUNSELOR NEWSCathy Joefreda cjoefreda@wayne-local.comACADEMIC PLANNING NEWSAbby Shinkle Engineer Education OpportunitiesHigh school students interested in learning about STEM programs? ENGINEER DAY at Sinclair College will take place on  Friday November 18, 2016.The Science, Mathematics & Engineering Division invites you to explore STEM programs with interactive demonstrations, while exploring STEM career fields such as Automotive, Aviation, Bio Science, Construction, Engineering, Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing (All STEM programs will be on display). With an ever-increasing demand for STEM workers, this is a great opportunity for students to learn all about our Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics associate degrees and certificates. This event will help you understand how to connect your education to these types of career fields. If your High School student is interested in attending Engineer Day, please pick up a form in the High School office. If enough students are interested WHS will provide 1 bus to attend. Please turn in the form before Oct. 20th. For more information contact: 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: Abby ShinkleAcademic JOB SHADOW EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY, WPAFB     The WPAFB Educational Outreach Office will once again host a FALL 2016 Job Shadow Day for high school Juniors and Seniors on Friday, 21 October 2016 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.  Pre-registration is required. Good News- This is a WLS In-service Day for Staff, therefore any Waynesville students that would like to participate in the Job Shadowing would NOT miss class time. J  This is an opportunity to shadow some of WPAFB's finest scientists and engineers, as well as many more career areas (see Registration forms for more detail).  Selected students will begin and end their job shadow experience at the National Museum of the USAF. Students must arrive at 8:30 a.m. The museum cannot accommodate early drop-offs so please plan accordingly. The number of participants is limited and slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. What careers are offered at 2016 Fall Job Shadow? Please see the registration form for the career areas available for 2016 Spring Job Shadow. Attempts to accommodate requests are based on available volunteers, but cannot guarantee specific placement.  On the registration form, the following 4 pages are job descriptions.  Please make sure to list the number and career field of top 5 choices.   Registration Form available now.  There is a school official signature on the registration form to be filled out and signed.Please e-mail it to Mrs. Shinkle or bring to the WHS High School office to be filled out. Then parents can send it on to Kim Stultz, Program Coordinator.   The spots are filled on a first come, first serve basis and fill up quickly.  Registration will close when all spots are filled.  For more information and registration form visit:  Send to Kim Stultz, Program Coordinator, Wright-Patterson AFB Educational   or   Fax: (937) 904-8033 Participants accepted for the 2016 Fall Job Shadow will receive confirmation via e-mail. Abby ShinkleAcademic Career Exploration Opportunity - HACKATHON at University of CincinnatiUniversity of Cincinnati is hosting a HACKATHON --October 8th and 9th - Free Registration.What is a hackathon? A hackathon is a weekend at UC where students are encouraged to step out of their comfort zones while developing innovative applications and technologies for the sake of learning and problem-solving. At UC, the hackathon focuses on bringing together college and high school students in Ohio and the Midwestern United States for a weekend of learning, collaboration, and innovation. RevolutionUC is a learning and sociable experience for people of all experience levels. Projects are one of the key elements in any hackathon.  The students will have 24 hours to create something awesome from start to finish with a team such as mobile apps, web applications, and hardware hacks.  This year, RevolutionUC is scheduled for October 8th and 9th. Attending the hackathon is completely free for all students and they can register at This is a great opportunity to explore your interests especially if you are interested in programming/computer science classes. Abby J. ShinkleAcademic Planning MIDDLE SCHOOL REDO DAYS FOR 7TH AND 8TH GRADERSOn November 3rd  and 4th all 7th and 8th grade students will have the opportunity to participate in REDO Day.  Permission slip will be coming home in late October.  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 . Please note that all volunteer leaders must have a background check on file in the board office. For more information about background checks click here.  Thank you!SPORTS NEWSAthletic Schedules: under Athletics All records and stats can be found at the SWBL website Annual Spielman Football Game Tonight! Wear your Pink and support Breast Cancer awareness. Kick-off at 7:00pm  GO SPARTANS!The Waynesville High School Cheerleading program is hosting our annual Spielman game tonight.  The event is being sponsored by Fields Pharmacy, and we appreciate their continued support of this very special fundraising project.  Proceeds from t-shirt sales, raffles, and the sale of pink out items will be donated to support cancer research.  Please come join us at the game tonight! Boys Varsity Soccer hold first place in league!  Our Varsity Spartans played the Preble Shawnee Arrows in a league matchup at home last week on Thursday and thanks to a hat trick breakout by Junior Jacob Rasey the Spartans moved into a second place league tie with Dixie. The Spartans defeated Preble 4-2 with the first Spartan goal of the night by Junior James Schneider. On Saturday the Spartans hosted the Alter Knights who are ranked second in the state. The Spartans held the Knights 0-2 at the half and ended with a loss of 0-5 but came out well prepared for the next weeks' league games. On Tuesday the Spartans faced the Madison Mohawks who held first place in the league. The Varsity Spartans came out very strong with multiple attacks up the left side. With 17 minutes left in the first half and a 0-0 game, Freshman Nikolas Ball shot a bullet from the far left, 30 yards out that hit inside the far post and bounced around the frame where James Schneider attacked for the finishing shot into the goal to put the Spartans on top. With 12 seconds left in the first half, Junior Ryan Bulcher let loose a hard, high ball that sunk behind the keeper in the upper 95 top netting to move the Spartans to a 2-0 lead at the half. The Mohawks came out fighting in the second half and avoided the shut out with a free kick and goal in the first 5 minutes to bring the score to 2-1. Both teams knew they were in a battle for first place in the league and the Spartans didn't back down from the challenge as they went on to score a goal in the 28th minute when Daniel Beavers took the ball to the offensive third and crossed it into the box where Nikolas Ball was able to connect and find the back of the net. The final Spartan goal was scored by defender and Sophomore Mason Bone who one-touched on a corner kick delivered by Ryan Bulcher. The Spartan 4-1 victory moved Waynesville into first place as they faced another league rival at Milton Union Thursday night. The game at Milton Union ended in a 0-0 draw as both teams battled for a goal. The Spartans are 5-2-1 in league games with 2 more league games in the regular season. On Tuesday October 11th the Spartans will defend 1st place with the last home game of the season against the Carlisle Indians. Tuesday will also be SENIOR NIGHT for Alex Williams and Wade Easterling! This game will be an ORANGE OUT game so wear as much ORANGE as you can and show your Spartan Pride!! On Thursday the Varsity and JV teams will travel to Dixie for the last game of the season. Volleyball Teams WIN 4, Still Undefeated in League!On Saturday, Volleyball hosted a Tri-Match with Valley View and Wilmington and both teams chalked up 2 wins!  Varsity began the day with a big win against 13-3 Valley View.  We came out strong and defeated them 25-17 and 25-22.  Leading the stat categories were Brianna Barton with 13 assists and 12 digs, Kerstyn Purkey with 6 kills, and Lyndsay Magoto chipping in with 5 kills and 11 digs.  Varsity also defeated Wilmington handedly, 25-12 and 25-10.  Leading the team were Kerstyn Purkey with 4 aces and 7 kills and Brianna Barton with 11 assists.  The JV team came out strong as well, defeating Valley View 25-14 and 25-18, and defeating Wilmington 25-18 and 25-13.  Leading the Spartans against Valley View: Lydia Vrettos with 4 aces, 5 assists and 3 digs and Kenzie Purkey and Lindsey Worthington with 2 kills each.  Against Wilmington, the stat leaders were Emma Seidenschmidt with 3 aces, Reagan Blanton with 6 kills, and Lydia Vrettos with 11 assists.  On Monday, the Varsity team traveled to Dixie to finish a previously started match that was postponed mid-match due to slick playing conditions.  The first 3 sets were played in late August, and this week the Spartans finished the match quickly in the 4th set, with the total scores being 25-12, 27-29, 25-23, and 25-14.  Stat leaders: Allison Savage with 4 aces, Kerstyn Purkey with 13 kills, Brianna Barton with 29 assists, and Lyndsay Magoto with 16 digs.  On Tuesday, the teams hosted Madison in our annual Youth Night!  It was a great night as the future Lady Spartans were recognized and both teams chalked up victories.  Varsity defeated the Mohawks in 3 sets, 25-9, 25-10, and 25-20.  Leading the Spartans were Allison Savage with 5 aces, Lyndsay Magoto with 5 aces, 9 kills and 9 digs, Kerstyn Purkey with 11 kills, and Brianna Barton with 27 assists.  The JV team defeated Madison in 3 as well, 25-6, 20-25, and 25-12.  Lydia Vrettos had 6 aces and 12 assists, while Lindsey Worthington added 7 kills.  Thursday we hosted Milton Union in an important league match, and grabbed the Victories!  Varsity won in 3 sets, 25-23, 25-16, and 25-16.  Heading up the Spartans stats were Brianna Barton with 8 aces and 28 assists, Dora Vrettos with 8 kills and 12 digs, and Kerstyn Purkey also added 8 kills.  The JV team defeated the Bulldogs in 2 sets, 25-21 and 25-17.  Stat leaders were Lindsey Worthington with 7 aces and 5 digs, Kenna Harvey also with 5 digs, Kayla Bakker with 4 kills, Lydia Vrettos with 8 assists. Varsity is currently 18-2 (10-0) and JV is 15-15 (10-0).Follow us on Twitter  & Instagram @VBSpartans The Lady Spartan Tennis Team ended their season with Sectionals at Centerville HS this past Thursday. While none of them got past the first round this young team all showed great progress from the beginning of the year. What was great was their discussion in the van of how they had fun this year and will miss playing. The majority of players will be playing in High School leagues during their off season so that they can improve their skills. As their coach I am very proud of the team they have become and the great progress they have made. The Spartan cross country team competed at the very competitive Kettering Fairmont Inv. Our high school women started the day by competing in the small school division placing 5th overall. Emily O'Connor lead the team with a 7th place overall finish with a personal record time of 21:46. Tara Todd was 11th with a season best 21:56. Grace Aldrich also had a PR and finished 20th followed by Katie Feldmann in 27th also with a seasons best and Morgan Lowing in 48th. The high school men were led by Max Austin followed by Kyle Boggeln with a PR, David Crossgrove, Derek Phillips with a PR, Scott Coppock with a PR, Ian Parry and Cian McGuire also with a PR for the day. The girls JH team placed 6th overall lead by Hannah Gill in 3rd, Leah Butterbaugh with a PR in 15th, Kate Handle in 27th, with all the other girls, Viviana Syvertsen, Teagan Cassidy, and Melynn Duff, running PR's for the race. The JH boys team remain undefeated beating some of the best teams in the area in doing so. Our Spartans scored a total of 23 points to second place Beavercreek with 94 and 3rd place Springboro scoring 127 and Kings 128. Every single runner had a PR or season best time on the wet and hilly course. Colin Amato led the charge placing 1st with an outstanding time of 11:05. He was followed by Kaden Harvey in 2nd, out sprinting the number one Beavercreek runner to the finish for a time of 11:13. Next for the Spartans was Trevor Camp in 4th in 11:22, Denver Johnson in 6th in 11:24, Levi Morgan in 10th in 11:48, Stefan Muterspaw in 18th in 12:12, and Rhett Bailey in 21st in 12:18. Caden Adams, Gavin Price, Will Damron, Joey Phillips , Jacob Meade. and Gabe Coppock  also had great races. Our next race will be at Eaton this weekend. Great job and good luck this weekend! Go Spartans!   Waynesville Girls Soccer Clenches League Championship!The Lady Spartans claimed two victories at home this week to secure their first place position in the league.  With only two games to go in regular season and a two game lead over second place, the Spartans are guaranteed at a least a share of the league championship.  Tuesday night, the varsity dominated Madison in a 6-0 victory over the Mohawks.  The Lady Spartans made a statement early when during a direct kick, senior Emily O'Connor played a long pass into the penalty box that sophomore Marcella Sizer put in the back of the net, just 2 minutes after the start of the game.  Less than 10 minutes later, Sizer found the back of the net again after senior captain Reagan Metzler played a beautiful pass between two defenders.  Sizer wrapped up her first hat trick of the season when junior Megan Osterhage attacked the net drawing out the keeper and then passed the ball to Sizer for the finish.  Osterhage concluded the first half's scoring with her own one-on-one breakaway goal after senior captain Alexa Neely threaded the ball between two defenders to set her up.  Waynesville continued to dictate the tone and pace of the game in the second half.  Osterhage got her second goal of the game by dribbling 50 yards through several defenders to finish a one-on-one with the keeper.  Then, senior Haley Price found sophomore Anna Miller on a throw-in outside the box, which Miller finished with a beautiful back-post shot over the keeper's head. The varsity followed up their strong performance against Madison with an impressive 5-0 victory over Milton Union last night.  Again, Sizer put one in the back of the net early when 3 minutes into the game, she finished Neely's corner kick with an awesome header.  Neely followed up with a goal of her own in the first half when she took senior captain and goalkeeper Rhianna Powell's punt 40 yards for a break-away goal against the Lady Bulldogs' keeper.  In the second half, Osterhage dropped the ball back to junior Kourtney Rentz who put a beautiful shot over the keeper's head into the back of the net.  Six minutes later, Neely played a pass through Milton Union's defense onto the foot of Osterhage who finished the breakaway goal.  Sizer got the final goal of the game with a well-placed breakaway shot off O'Connor's pass over the top of the Milton Union defense. With the wins this week, the Lady Spartans' record advances to 11-1-2.  The team, led by the strong defense of Powell, O'Connor, junior sweeper Jessica Gill, junior defender Katie Feldmann, and sophomore stopper Jennifer Slyby, also has 7 shutouts so far this season. The JV had two notable wins of their own this week.  Tuesday night, the JV beat Madison 2-0 with a strong performance by the entire team.  Freshman Kelsey Stamm got the first goal of the game at the end of the first half when she finished freshman Kendra Neely's well-placed corner kick.  In the second half, Freshman Riley Rice scored with a strong shot to the corner of the net during a break-away outside the penalty box.  Solid defensive play from goalkeepers Rice and sophomore Emily Bassett, freshman sweeper Josie Miller, sophomore stopper Hannah Bulcher, sophomore defender Morgan Baker, freshman defender Kailee Webb, freshman defender Olyvia Blythe, and freshman midfielder Caroline Bensman kept the Lady Mohawks at bay and  locked up the shutout for the Lady Spartans.  Thursday night, the JV won a close game against Milton Union, finishing with a 1-0 score.  Sophomore Sara Napier scored the only goal of the game when she put a beautiful far-post shot over the keeper's head from outside the box off of Stamm's set-up pass.  Another strong defensive effort by the Lady Spartans secured the shutout and the victory.  With the victories this week, the JV's record improves to 8-2-4, with 7 shutouts.  The JV's passing and ability to possess the ball has improved tremendously throughout the season, making the game fun to watch.  The Lady Spartans hope to capitalize on this improvement in their two remaining games next week.Both the varsity and the JV wrap up their regular seasons with home games next week.  Monday night at 5:30, the JV returns to the turf to take on Bellbrook.  Tuesday night at 5:30, the varsity plays a rematch with Carlisle.  We want to recognize and thank all the youth teams that have come out to support us and be ball girls during our games, so the girls' game Tuesday night is also SAY Soccer Night.  All youth wearing their team jersey from this year and their coaches will get into the game free, and we will recognize these teams during half-time of the girls' game.  Thursday night is Seniors' Night with the JV playing Miamisburg at 5:30 and the varsity playing Dixie at 7:00.  Come out and support the Lady Spartans next week as they look to finish their season strong and prepare for tournament!  Junior High Volleyball finished their season on Tuesday at Milton Union where both teams won in 2 sets. The 7th and 8th grade teams finished their seasons with records of 12-4. This Saturday they will start the SWBL tournament at Oakwood. Both teams will play their first game at 11:00 and if they win, they will play again at 1:30. The Lady Spartan Golf awards were held this past week with Sydni Stanley earning MOST IMPROVED Player and her varsity letter in golf.  Sydni is a first year player and continuously strived to improve her swing and immensely improved her terminology, scoring approach and overall knowledge.  Hannah Townsend and Staci Ryane earned their second year letters, while Junior Marissa Derrick was awarded her third year letter and plaque.  Kate Von Handorf also received her third year letter, plaque and awarded the Low Average Award.  The ladies won seven matches, lost five close matches and finished in high positions in three other invitational matches.  The golf program is very strong, but always looking for more players for next season.  Have an interest? Next spring, be on the lookout for information as we will have exploratory lessons, mini-leagues and matches to anyone of interest. Please contact:  Scott Stiles Thanks for a great year!    The Spartan varsity football team dropped a 54-6 decision to the Franklin Wildcats last Friday evening at Franklin.  The Wildcats, currently in 1st place in the large school division of the SWBL, had too much firepower for the young and inexperienced Spartans.  A late TD pass from Anthony Carmichael to Hunter Brown saved the Spartans from being shutout.  Josh Daniels had a solid rushing effort for the Spartans, rushing for over 70 yards.  Tonight the Spartans look to get their first win of the season as they host the Polar Bears from Northridge.  Kickoff is set for 7pm.  Go Spartans!!  Hope everyone enjoys the Kraut Festival this weekend! WAYNESVILLE SPARTANS stadium blanket fundraiser to support Lady Spartans Volleyball, we have some extra blankets for sale, $20 each. Email if you are interested.  Follow us on Twitter & Instagram @VBSpartans YTH BASKETBALL TRAINING OFFEREDWaynesville 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. Questions please contact:Mike 897-4706 ext 4118 WAYNESVILLE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENTATHLETIC SEASON PASS2016 - 2017 SEASON ADULT PASS          $80This includes admission to all regular season Waynesville H.S. & M.S. home contests STUDENT PASS         $50This includes admission to all regular season Waynesville H.S. & M.S. home contests FAMILY PASS FOR FAMILY OF FOUR          $200This 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 gamesThe 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 .  Brick text can be emailed to  Advertise with UsThere 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 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. 897-6971TRANSPORTATION 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 ROUTESFor your convenience an alphabetical street name list with bus numbers is located on the Wayne Local website  . WELLNESS Warren County Combined Health District Newsletter - October 2014October:  Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast cancer is the most common cancer that women may face in their lifetime (except for skin cancer).  It can occur at any age, but it is much more likely after age 40 and the risk goes up as you get older.  Because of certain factors, some women may have a greater chance of having breast cancer than others.  But every woman should know about breast cancer and what can be done about it. What you can do:The best defense is to find breast cancer as early as possible - when it is small, has not spread, and is easier to treat.  Finding breast cancer early is called "early detection."  The American Cancer Society recommends the following for early detection: " Women should have mammograms each year starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as they are in good health." A breast exam by a doctor or nurse should be part of a regular health exam and should be done at least every 3 years for women in their 20s and 30s and every year for women 40 and older." Women should know how their breasts normally look and feel and report any breast change to a doctor right away.  Breast self-exam (BSE) is an option for women starting in their 20s." The American Cancer Society recommends that some women - because of their family history, a genetic tendency, or certain other factors - be screened with MRI along with mammograms.Talk with your doctor about your history and the best screening plan for you.  For more information, please visit the American Cancer Society website at  or call 1-800-227-2345.  (American Cancer Society) 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.comWayne Local School Nurse *************************************************GENERAL INFORMATION CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECTOhioans 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 FINDA 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 ITStudent 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 NOWOne 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 CHECKSBCI & FBI Background Check Information 2016/17 STUDENT INSURANCE If you are interested in Student Insurance, please click here SCRIP BENEFITS WAYNE LOCALWLS Spartan Scrip Central is here for your gift giving needs. Scrip is a win-win for both you and WLS. Here is how it works - you purchase gift cards 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 .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!PTO NEWS ELEMENTARY PTO " We have a new email address!  If you would like to contact the PTO please use" 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 PondVice Pres.#1 Mindi SquireVice Pres. #2 Jamie ManleyTreasurer: Courtney BuckSecretary: Jessica Dupps COMMUNITY NEWSCommunity announcements are provided as a courtesy for the community. WLS does not endorse or promote any activity. HARVEST PARTY TIME!!Where:  Waynesville First Baptist ChurchWhen:  Monday, October 31st - from 6pm until 8pmCome 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 17th ANNUAL COATS FOR KIDS - 10/3-10/7Please drop off any new or gently used coats at Byers Chiropractic Center, 139 N. St. Rt. 42, Waynesville.  All coats donated will go to Waynesville Elementary School. WAYNESVILLE ATHLETIC BOOSTERSSave the Date:December 17- Breakfast With SantaFebruary 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 ProgramSenior Recognition AdsHawg Dog Sauerkraut BoothConcession 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 Waynesville Youth Wrestling - 2016-17 SeasonBoys & Girls K-6th GradeRegister Online:  www.waynesvilleyouthwrestling.comFees:  $120 includes a team t-shirt, shorts, wrestling bag & USA wrestling card.(Sign up to work Sauerkraut Wrestling Nut Booth to get a $20 discount for the season)ALL MVKWA 12 Tournament Dates includes Reginal Meet & Champions at Nutter Center. AWANA Clubs - Club 56Awana Club - Preschool (must be 3 years old by Sept. 30) to 4th gradeClub 56 - 5th and 6th gradersWednesdays 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.Sept. 7 to April 26First Baptist Church, 1009 Lytle Rd., Waynesville  513-897-1009Register Online at WAYNESVILLE CHAMBER NEWSSupport Waynesville by visiting the Waynesville Chamber website and learn what is happening in Waynesville! VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS NEEDEDWayne 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 DINNEREveryone 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 NEWSMary L Cook website: To find out what is happening at the Mary L Cook Library, just go to their website: and click on Newsletter. Lego Fun for Grades 1 - 5 at The Mary L. Cook Public Library 381 Old Stage Rd.Choose one day to join us, Monday, October 24 6:00pm - 7:00pmOr Saturday, October 29 10:30am - 11:30amWe supply Legos of all sizes and a theme. You supply your imagination! You will have lots of fun building a creation based on a theme.Registration is required for these programs and will begin October 10. (10/21) Fall Harvest ProgramKindergarten - 5th graders, Join us at The Mary L. Cook Public Library to learn about the fall harvest and to decorate a mini pumpkin.  Wednesday, October 26 6:45pm - 7:15pm. Sign up is required and will begin, Monday, October 11. 513-897-4826 381 Old Stage Rd. Waynesville. (10/21) Mary L. Cook Public Library381 Old Stage RoadWaynesville, OH 45068513-897-4826fax 513-897-9215www. 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