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Good News Friday - September 23rd, 2016

Sep 26, 2016
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GOOD NEWS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE WAYNESVILLE ELEMENTARY SAUERKRAUT BOOTH   Waynesville Elementary is selling sauerkraut macaroni and cheese at the 47th Annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival! We are also serving plain macaroni and cheese for the kiddos. Please visit our booth and support the elementary. If you able to volunteer for a shift, please contact Mrs. Garafolo or Mrs. Gaver. Anna Garafolo Janelle Gaver Thank you! MOVING RIGHT ALONG IN 8TH GRADE SCIENCE   In science, we are learning about motion and forces.  Students are calculating the speed of different objects by measuring the time it takes to travel a certain distance.  Advance classes have used similar techniques to measure how fast they could throw a Frisbee.  Congratulations to Jenna Turner, Emma Sizer, Casey Briggs and Luke Zebell for throwing their Frisbees the fastest. Students have also learned about forces and how they can affect the motion of different objects.    Along with contact forces such as friction, non-contact forces such as gravity, electrical forces and magnetic forces have been studied.  After mastering these topics, we will be moving next to energy and its many uses.   Steve York 8th Grade Science Teacher THIRD GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES WITH MRS. BECKER   We started out the school year learning about communities. Students know that there are three types of communities, and they are Rural, Suburban and Urban. Over the past few weeks we have been discussing the characteristics each community has.  One fact that the students learned about is that Waynesville is a Village. They now know that a village is smaller than a town, and a town is smaller than a city.   The third grade students also learned about timelines. While working on timelines they were able to get up close and personal with some items from long ago. They learned about how things have changed overtime. We also spent time discussing, and looking at photographs of technology from past decades. This unit of study is very interesting, and is a perfect way to introduce them to Waynesville’s history. As a culminating activity the students will be creating a timeline of Waynesville’s history.   There are many wonderful places that families can visit to learn more about Waynesville’s history. The Friends Museum is located in Waynesville, and would be a perfect trip for those families who have children that are in third grade.   Mrs. Becker HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD BE A SUCCESSFUL READER   The love of reading begins at home. There are many activities that parents can do at home to help their child become a better reader.   Reading aloud to your child every day is an important activity. Even older children benefit from being read to. Research says that children who have been read to are most often the ones with the largest vocabulary. Set aside a special time each day, perhaps before bedtime to read with your child.  Be sure to read with expression and change your voice with the characters.  Every once in a while do some shared reading. You read one paragraph or page to your child and your child reads one paragraph to you.   Phonemic Awareness and letter knowledge are the two best predictors of how well a child will learn to read during their first two years of school.  Read nursery rhymes and Dr. Seuss books and have your child pick out the rhyming words.  Say a word and have your child say a word that rhymes with it.  Ask your child to tell you the first sound they hear in a word.  Cut pictures out of magazines and put them in a paper bag and have your child pick a picture and tell you the first sound they hear in the word.  Have your child tell you the first, middle, and last sound in a word.  Help your child learn their letters and sounds so they can say them quickly.       Look for your child’s sight word list to come.  There are 220 words on the Dolch word list which make up about 50-70% of the words we encounter when reading.  Many of these words cannot be sounded out.  In order to be a fluent reader, your child should be able to recognize these words automatically within 2-3 seconds of seeing them.   Encourage your child to stop and ask questions, or to point out details.  Remember to ask your child questions (who, what, when, where, and why) about some of the characters or events in the story to find out if your child understands what they have read. Ask your child to summarize the passage.   Enjoy your time together READING!   Mrs. Lora Schafer Rainbow Reading Teacher MRS. SMITH’S 2ND GRADE STARS   Second grade is off to a wonderful start! Our class is learning to be PAX leaders. PAX is a Latin word meaning peaceful, productive, healthy, and happy.  Every day, students participate in the PAX game several times, where groups work together to accomplish goals and demonstrate PAX, not spleems (anything that takes away from the PAX environment). Winning teams earn a “Granny’s Wacky Prize”, a short, immediate reward not usually allowed in the classroom, such as tapping pencils or humming a tune. Students also focus on Tootles, not Tattles and look for positive actions from classmates in order to compliment them.   In Math, students have been studying place value, identifying the value of digits in the hundreds, tens, and ones place. We learned how to write numbers in standard, word, and expanded form, and represent numbers with Base Ten manipulatives. This week, we will begin three digit addition with regrouping. Students have been focusing on using strategies such as counting on, doubles, and doubles plus one facts to add more easily as they work toward committing basic facts to memory.   In Reading, students are enjoying a variety of stories spanning many genres in our Journeys curriculum. Students are learning to use their strategies with the help of our Beanie Babies. For example, Spinner the spider reminds us to make connections, Chipper Chipmunk reminds us to check for understanding, Reread Worm reminds us to become better readers by rereading, and Scoop the Pelican reminds us to get the scoop by asking questions before, during, and after reading. We are also practicing using TTQA (turn the question around) to answer questions in complete sentences.   Students are excited to receive National Geographic magazines each month. These are excellent science and social studies resources and provide interesting nonfiction reading practice. Students have been practicing identifying and using text features such as headings, photographs, captions, bold words, and glossaries.   Please continue to practice reading and math with your child. Thank you very much to all the parent volunteers who help with student groups, copies, and more!   Amy Smith   COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE   The High School Student Council will be hosting a semi-annual Community Blood Drive on Thursday, Sept. 29th, from 8-noon in the high school gym.  Student forms can be picked up from the high school office or in the Media Center/Library and need to be returned to Mrs. Miller in the Media Center/Library by Friday Sept. 23rd.  If participating in the blood drive, please bring picture identification that includes your first and last name and your date of birth.  Please contact Mrs. Miller if you do not have this and would still like to take (we can use the HS yearbook, if accompanied by acceptable proof of birth date.)  Donors must be 16 years or older.   Please consider participating!  Giving blood is a generous, compassionate act that saves lives.  Also, the Community Blood Center offers scholarship and grants to participating schools and graduating seniors are recognized at graduation when they have given blood 3 or more times.    Kelly Miller HS/MS Library and Media Center 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! Announcing Spirit Gear for the 6th Annual WHS Breast Cancer Football Game October 7, 2016 THE WHS CHEERLEADERS NEED YOUR HELP SUPPORTING A “PINK OUT” ON OUR OCTOBER 7th FOOTBALL GAME. MONEY RAISED THROUGH FUNDRAISING THAT EVENING WILL GO TO THE SPIELMAN FOUNDATION TO FIGHT CANCER. Any questions about apparel, contact Tammy Burchfield at 513-897-2761 or by email at . Completed order form should be returned with payment to a school office or to Tammy Burchfield at Waynesville Elementary School. Orders will be available for pick up in the Elementary office on Oct. 4th. Order Forms due by Monday, September 26th   ZUMBA As 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 Sept. 27  5:15 – 6:30 @ the elementary gym Oct. 4    5:15 – 6:30 @ the elementary gym Oct. 11   5:15 – 6:30 @ the elementary gym Oct. 18   5:15 – 6:30 @ the elementary gym Oct. 25   5:15 – 6:30 @ the elementary gym   Pricing:       All eight classes paid for in advance = $55.00 (less than $7 per class)       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 NEWS Cathy Joefreda ACADEMIC PLANNING NEWS Abby Shinkle 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. Note:  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 Outreach   or   Fax: (937) 904-8033   Participants accepted for the 2016 Fall Job Shadow will receive confirmation via e-mail.   Abby Shinkle Academic Planning Teen Suicide Prevention and Awareness for Parents September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month.  According to the Mayo Clinic Statistics 1 in 5 teens suffer from depression. Communicating with your teen can be scary when it comes to talking about the tough stuff like depression and suicide. Please watch this short very well done video created by Mayo Clinic by clicking the link below. In this video teens describe common signs that a teen is considering suicide and provide encouragement for communicating directly and immediately for support and safety. It also Includes suggestions for what to say to a teen who may be at risk for suicide and ways to keep them safe.  What may look like typical teenage angst might very well be depression.  Know the signs, FIND the words, and REACH out to any teen suffering from depression and let them know things can get better. Teen Suicide Depression and Awareness for Parents COLLEGE & CAREER FAIR:   September 27th 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.   Lebanon, Ohio   Want to get a jump start on College and Career Information? All Waynesville High School students in grades 9-11 and parents are invited to attend the Lebanon High School College and Career Fair on Sept. 27th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Parents and students are encouraged to attend to hear about college admissions information from many university experts that will be there representing their campus.  The event will take place at Lebanon High School in the Gymnasium. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear great information with your parents.   Abby Shinkle Academic Advisor Career Exploration Opportunity - HACKATHON at University of Cincinnati   University 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. Shinkle Academic Planning 6-12 MIDDLE SCHOOL REDO DAYS FOR 7TH AND 8TH GRADERS On 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! Mental Health Support Groups starting in October 2016-Permission Slips due Positively Male (Social Skills) and Voices (Girls empowerment group) will be offered during the school day starting in October. Over 28 female and 47 male students expressed interest in these programs.  Staff members from Solutions  Counseling and Recovery center will be providing the curriculum to the students.  If you are interested in either group for your son or daughter grades 6-12 please email Cathy Joefreda for a permission slip at .  Permission slips were sent home/mailed September 14 and 15 for those who expressed interest via the blue school form at open house in early August.  Please return the Solutions permission slip as soon as possible. For more information please go to .  (9/30)   Suicide Prevention Awareness Month September 2016 “Pain Isn’t Always Obvious.”  This month students 6-12 will be focusing on FINDING the words to help someone struggling with the thoughts of suicide.  Most of us know the obvious signs of suicide and we even know to get help from a trusted adult/ call 911, but when someone is struggling with the thoughts of suicide we struggle with how to talk with them. Most of us fear talking with that person because we think it will make things worse.  Statistics prove that having that difficult conversation, letting the person know we suspect they are wanting to die can actually SAVE their life.  Through the website, based out of Florida, students will be engaged in identifying key phrases to use when starting a conversation with a loved one who is showing the signs of being suicidal.  Students will also learn what NOT to say to someone contemplating suicide. Purple is the awareness color for Suicide Prevention and Awareness. All students will receive a silicone bracelet reminding them of the website listed above and where they can go to find help starting the conversation with a loved one struggling to find a reason to live. KNOW the signs, FIND the words, and REACH out. Because suicide IS preventable. Let’s work to be the light at the end of the tunnel for someone.  (9/30) Registration for the 2016 PSAT/NMSQT is now open to all students grades 7-11. Juniors this is the year you can qualify for the National Merit Scholarship so please register early.  All other students this is an economical way to practice your skills prior to taking this test your qualifying year. Please go to for the registration form and for the  REMIND Class sign up for all notifications related to the 2016 PSAT Test registration and administration. (9/30)  SPORTS NEWS Athletic Schedules: under Athletics   All records and stats can be found at the SWBL website Lady Spartans' Soccer Moves to 1st Place in the League On Tuesday, the Lady Spartans headed to Milton Union to face the Lady Bulldogs for the first time this season.  The JV team got the night started with a 2-1 victory over Milton Union.  Freshman Riley Rice got the first goal of the game off an assist from sophomore Cheyenne Smith.  Freshman Jaiden Byrum followed up with a goal of her own off a through pass from Rice.  Although Milton Union scored a late goal, the JV's strong defensive effort led by goalkeepers Riley Rice and Emily Bassett, sweeper Josie Miller, and defenders Olyvia Blythe, Kailee Webb, and Morgan Baker maintained the Spartans' lead for the win.  Then, the Varsity got things going early with a clever, well-placed goal off a direct kick by senior captain Alexa Neely.  In the second half, sophomore Megan Osterhage played a through ball to freshman Megan Handle for a one-on-one breakaway goal against the keeper.  Sophomore Marcella Sizer sealed the game with her own goal from inside the penalty box.  On the defensive end, the Lady Spartans held Milton Union scoreless thanks to senior goalkeeper and captain Rhianna Powell, who had 9 saves, sweeper Jessica Gill, and defenders Emily O'Connor, Jennifer Slyby, Jenna Senetra, and Katie Feldmann.  The Lady Spartans 3-0 victory over Milton Union puts the Varsity in first place in the league.   Thursday night, both teams played at home in non-league contests.  The JV tied Springboro 0-0 and the Varsity tied Legacy Christian Academy 0-0.  Both the Varsity and JV played hard-fought games but couldn't get the goals to go their way.  After Thursday's games, the Varsity's record is 7-1-1 and the JV's record is 5-2-2.   Also this week, senior captain Alexa Neely was named WHIO's Athlete of the Week.  Check out her interview with Mike Hartsock on Channel 7 this weekend!   The Lady Spartans continue their season with 3 tough road games.  On Saturday, both teams travel to Cincinnati Wyoming to play at 5 and 7 pm.  Next Tuesday, the Varsity plays at Greenview, while the JV travels to Clinton Massie on Wednesday.  The Lady Spartans begin their second round of league play on Thursday at Preble Shawnee.   The Spartan varsity football team suffered their 4th straight defeat last Friday with a 47-14 loss to the Carlisle Indians.  The offense continued to struggle in the loss, however Josh Daniel’s first varsity start at running back was encouraging as he rushed for an average of over 6.5 yds.  Freshman Tanner Fannin made the most of his action in the 2nd half as he was 4 of 5 for 68 yds. Including a 5 yd. scoring strike to fellow freshman Hunter Fillmore to end the scoring for the Spartans.  Defensively for the Spartans, Chris Bradley led the team with 5 solo tackles, including one tackle for a loss, and Kevin Savage had 5 solo tackles as well.   Tonight the Spartans hope to get their first win of the season as they travel to New Lebanon to take on the Dixie Greyhounds.  Kickoff is set for 7pm and the Spartans are anxious to give their loyal fans, especially “The Shield”, some excitement for their long trip over to support them in tonight’s matchup.  Go Spartans!!   The JV Spartan football team picked up their second straight victory last Saturday defeating Carlisle by a score of 31-16 to improve their record to, 2-1.  Offensively the Spartans were led by freshman Quarterback Tanner Fannin, sophomore wide receiver Riley Blankenship and freshman running back James Bowman. Each of these players scored for the Spartans on offensive.  Defensively the JV Spartans lead by Sophomores Blade Roscoe and Adam Van Dyke, had their second solid game in a row capped off by a second game of Freshman Parker Streuwing scoring from the defensive side. The JV looks to continue their winning streak this Saturday.   They host Miami East at 11 a.m.     The Girl Spartan Tennis Team had another busy week with three matches. Highlights of the week were wins by first singles player Morgan Achard at Franklin and by third singles, Katelyn Abney at Valley View.  This was Katelyn's eighth win of the season. This is impressive considering this is her first year playing as a freshman. Also impressive is the gutsy play of right handed Carly Conner who played the Franklin match left handed due to her broken right hand. This shows Carly's  true dedication to the team.   The last match of the season is Monday at home verses Fairborn. This match we will get to honor our one senior and Captain, Taylor Gwin. The lady Spartans and I have truly appreciated Taylor's leadership and sweet spirit. On Tuesday is our League Tournament at Tom Cloud Park. Wish our Lady Spartans good luck.   Boys Tennis First meeting. All boys interested in playing tennis for the coming Spring will have our first meeting on Thursday, September 29th at the courts at 3:00. At that time, we will discuss the coming season and how we will start preparing now to try to improve our second place league finish from last year. Bring your racket and gear for an Open Court warmup. Call Coach Gary Hardman if questions. 937-902-3123   Boys Varsity Soccer improves league record - On Tuesday the Varsity team hosted Milton Union for the fifth league game of the season. The Spartans started out strong both halves and maintained possession most of the game. The Milton Union offense was able to convert their first shot on goal into the first goal of the night in the first 10 minutes of the game. For the next 28 minutes both teams battled for possession without scoring. In the last 2 minutes of the first half James Schneider connected with a slip header on a throw in by Wade Easterling for the first Spartan goal of the night to tie the game going into the second half. The Spartans came out playing high pressure in the second half and played a solid 15 minutes of possession but could not take the lead. With 24 minutes left in the game the Spartans took a corner kick and when the ball was sent into the box the Milton Union keeper pushed Ryan Papanek completely out of his way to get the ball and a foul was called against the Milton Union goalie. Mason Bone took the penalty kick and scored to put the Spartans on top 2-1. The rest of the half went scoreless as the Spartans could not find the net. Defense was led by Josh Dick, Daniel Driscoll, Wade Easterling, Mason Bone and Jacob Rasey as they held off the Milton Union offense to protect the win. Gehrig Habermehl was the Spartan goalie for the 2-1 victory.   The Spartans are 3-2-0 in league games and 4-3-1 overall. On Saturday, both JV and Varsity teams travel to Wyoming.  On Monday, the JV plays Madison and on Tuesday both teams host Yellow Springs starting at 5:30.  On Thursday, Preble Shawnee comes to Waynesville for the second matchup of the season. Go Spartans!!   The Boys Varsity Golf Team faced Bellbrook on Tuesday at Majestic Springs.  The Spartans, led by Drake Stiles and Dagan Stiles, fell to Bellbrook 157-199.  This match wrapped up the regular season for the team.  The SWBL Tournament was held on Thursday at Beechwood GC in Arcanum.  The Spartans came in to the tournament in 5th place in the Buckeye Division.  With the help of Jackson Beachler's 94, the team finished 4th place in the tournament, which brought them to 4th overall in the league.  Drake Stiles was recognized for 2nd Team All-SWBL and Jackson Beachler was given Honorable Mention.  The team will travel to Reid Park GC in Springfield next Tuesday for the Sectional Tournament.  Good luck Spartans!    HS Volleyball Continues Winning Streak, Undefeated in League Play! Varsity is 11-1 (5-0) and JV is 9-4 (5-0). On Monday the high school volleyball teams traveled to Greeneview.  The Varsity team dominated the match, winning 25-13, 25-15, 25-16.  Leading the Spartans was Dora Vrettos with 4 aces and 13 digs, Brianna Barton with 28 assists, and Kerstyn Purkey with 8 kills.  The JV team battled in a close match, but came up short, losing 23-25 and 25-27.  Leading the stat categories were Lindsey Worthington with 3 aces, Kenna Harvey with 14 digs, Emma Seidenschmidt with 10 assists, and Kenzie Purkey with 7 kills.    On Tuesday, the Lady Spartans traveled to Milton-Union for an important league match.  Both teams brought home W's and stayed undefeated in League Play.  The Varsity team defeated the Bulldogs, 25-8, 20-25, 25-18, 25-14.  Leading the stats were Abby Struewing with 6 aces and 12 digs, Kerstyn Purkey with 15 kills, and Brianna Barton chalking up 40 assists.    The JV team won easily, 25-11, 25-16.  Stat leaders were Lydia Vrettos with 6 aces and 10 assists, Kayla Bakker and Reagan Blanton with 4 kills each, and Kenna Harvey with 6 digs.    Next week, we will be hosting Bellbrook on Monday for our Volley for the Cure match!  On Tuesday, we will be hosting Northridge, and then traveling to Preble Shawnee on Thursday.  JV matches begin at 5:30.   We have Waynesville Spartans stadium blankets still on sale for $20, proceeds supporting the Volleyball Program.  If you'd like one, please contact a volleyball player or email  Follow us on Twitter  & Instagram @VBSpartans   The junior high had a tough week of competition but both team played very well! 7th grade won against Wilmington and Bellbrook and 8th grade won against Monroe.    The Lady Spartan Golf team finished the regular season this week with two exciting matches and the Valley View Invitational tournament.  Monday's match versus Miamisburg was definitely a Manic-Monday with the good and bad days of golf with our outcome falling short and lost the match by 9 strokes. The ladies rebounded nicely on Tuesday taking on the Wildcats from Franklin on their home course on a hot, blustery day and we came out victorious with a 14 stroke win that would help set the tone for the rest of the week.  At the Valley View Invitational on Thursday, the team carried the momentum forward and played some of the best golf of the year!  Hannah Townsend shot a personal best 54 for the tough course at Browns Run.  Earlier in the week, Hannah had "one of those days", but rebounded so nicely to finish her season exceedingly strong. Marissa Derrick's play is solid and she strives for continuous improvement after each match by going over each hole with the teammates Sydni Stanley and Staci Ryane, whom both have improved greatly this year, as they replay in their mind what went right and how to improve on mistakes. Huge congratulations go out to Kate Von Handorf for earning the prestigious honor of the All-Tournament Member at the Valley View Invitational.  Kate has been the low-average leader this year and puts in the extra time to improve her golf game approach.  The ladies will play Monday, Sep 26th in the OHSAA Sectional tournament and hope to continue their strong finish.   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 OFFERED   Waynesville Youth Basketball Association is sponsoring youth basketball training provided by the Waynesville High School Boys Basketball program.  The training sessions will focus on fundamental skills, basic drills and competitive games.   Questions please contact: Mike Arlinghaus (513) 897-4706 ext 4118 WAYNESVILLE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT ATHLETIC SEASON PASS 2016 - 2017 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 .  Brick text can be emailed to    Advertise with Us There are numerous ways in which you can partner with the athletic department to promote your business or group. If you’re interested in connecting with people though Waynesville Athletics contact 513 897-8756 for details on available opportunities. Athletic Director Mr. Chip King WLS resident senior citizens (age 62 and over) are eligible for a free pass for all home sports events - Senior citizens who live in the Wayne Local School District can contact Helen at the central office for the passes. 897-6971 TRANSPORTATION TRANSPORTATION SAFETY TIPS Students should be there waiting as the bus approaches at least five (5) minutes early.  Students should never run toward a bus because they are late or trying to get the driver’s attention as the bus is about to pull away.  BUS ROUTES For your convenience an alphabetical street name list with bus numbers is located on the Wayne Local website  .  WELLNESS PRESSURE POINTS FOR PAIN RELIEF   There are more than 400 acupressure points on the body that can promote relaxation and relieve pain.  Here are a few popular areas to apply pressure: Squeeze and massage the fleshy area between your thumb and pointer finger to relieve headaches, toothaches, and neck and shoulder pain (avoid when pregnant). Press down on the area on the inner wrist between the tendons and below the palm to rid nausea, upset stomach, chest pain, and carpal tunnel pain. Apply pressure and massage the knobby spot on the upper bridge of your nose between your eyebrows to help improve memory, relieve eyestrain and stress, and calm your mind. Press firmly on your prominent neck muscles along your spine, below the base of your skull to reduce stress, headache, neck pain, insomnia and neck stiffness. Apply pressure to the backside of the kneecap to reduce knee, back and sciatica pain. Bend your leg and apply pressure to the fleshy area about two inches below your kneecap.  You can press on both legs at the same time to help digestive disorders, fight fatigue and boost the immune system. -Note:  Please consult your doctor before using acupressure when pregnant. 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 Wayne Local School Nurse 2016/2017 SEVENTH GRADE VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS The Ohio Department of Health has revised the School Immunization Requirements effective January 4, 2010. All students are to receive an additional dose of Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) vaccine BEFORE entering the seventh grade. If your child has received a Tdap vaccine within 5 years of entering the seventh grade (2012 or later), this will meet the requirement.   Additionally, beginning with the start of the 2016-2017 school year, one dose of meningococcal vaccine is required prior to entry into the 7th grade. This requirement is met if your student has had this vaccine at any time before entering 7th grade.   2016/2017 SENIOR VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS Meningococcal: Beginning with the start of the 2016-2017 school year, all pupils entering the 12th grade are required to be vaccinated against meningococcal. A second (2nd) dose of meningococcal) vaccine is required prior to entry into the 12th grade. The second (2nd) dose must be administered on or after the 16th birthday with at least eight (8) weeks between the first and second dose. If the first dose of meningococcal  vaccine was administered after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required. If a pupil is 15 years of age or younger, only one  dose is required. Any questions please contact Jennifer Royalty, Wayne Local School Nurse, 513-897-4350 or GENERAL INFORMATION CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT Ohioans who suspect child abuse or neglect now have one phone number that can put them in contact with child welfare or law enforcement officers in their county. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) launched 855-OHCHILD (855-642-4453), where reports can be anonymous. CHILD FIND A Search for all children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21. Child find is the process of identifying, locating and evaluating children with disabilities who may be in need of special education and related services. Contact: Mr. Pat Dubbs, Superintendent at 513 897-6971. 2016/17 School Calendar  This calendar was adopted at the February 8, 2016 BOE meeting. TWO-HOUR DELAY AND EARLY RELEASE SCHEDULES  Plan “B” – Two Hour Delay School Schedule  & Plan “B” – Two Hour Early Release Schedule 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764) SaferOH Tip Line Read more. PAY FOR IT Student fees can be paid online by signing up for Pay For It.  If you are interested in paying fees online visit our website and enroll. ONE CALL NOW One Call Now is Wayne Local School’s Emergency Notification System.  It is used to contact students and school staff quickly and effectively by phone, email, and/or text message. You can receive phone calls, text alerts or emails regarding School Closings, Delays, or other Special Events/Circumstances. Text messaging and emails will be received faster than phone calls; so we always encourage subscribers to sign up for text and/or email. BCI AND FBI BACKGROUND CHECKS BCI & FBI Background Check Information 2016/17 STUDENT INSURANCE  If you are interested in Student Insurance, please click here SCRIP BENEFITS WAYNE LOCAL WLS Spartan Scrip Central is here for your gift giving needs. Scrip is a win-win for both you and WLS. Here is how it works – you purchase gift cards for various retailers at face value and WLS gets a percentage back from the sale.  Read More. KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM PLEASE RE-REGISTER YOUR CARD – IT ONLY TAKES A FEW MINUTES SEE LINK BELOW. Please forward on to anyone you think may be interested. Thank-you for partnering with Kroger for your fundraising efforts. The 2016-2017 Kroger Community Rewards Program begins May 1, 2016 and enrollment officially opened April 1, 2016. All supporters must re-register their card for the new program year. Re-enrolling only takes a few moments and is completed in a few simple steps. To have your current supporters re-enroll: 1. Visit our website at . 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 Pond Vice Pres.#1 Mindi Squire Vice Pres. #2 Jamie Manley Treasurer: Courtney Buck Secretary: Jessica Dupps ************************************************* COMMUNITY NEWS Community announcements are provided as a courtesy for the community. WLS does not endorse or promote any activity. NATIONAL SEE YOU AT THE POLE DAY   Wednesday, September 28 is National See YOU at the Pole Day.  Last year we had around 100 students, teachers, administrators, and community members gather around the flag pole at each school to pray and show support for our local district as well as area law enforcement.  For those interested in attending, the schedule is as follows (extra parking will be available at the First Baptist Church):  7:15 - 7:30 Waynesville Middle / High School 8:15-8:30 Waynesville Elementary School 8:45-9:00 Waynesville Christian School / First Baptist Church 9:15-9:30 Waynesville Police Station / Administration Building There's no better way to show our support for our district and community than for hundreds to show up in their orange & black to pray at the pole next week! WAYNESVILLE ATHLETIC BOOSTERS Save the Date: December 17- Breakfast With Santa February 27- Harlem Wizards   Our Athletic Boosters works closely with the Athletic Department and coaches to help provide funding for team items that are outside of the school budget. Boosters also assists in funding large projects. This past year Boosters has spent over 50K for projects such as: Athletic fields, locker rooms, team rooms, bleachers, Pom Poms, golf bags, swim jackets and training equipment for basketball and volleyball.   Fundraisers include: Fall/Winter/Spring Sports Program Senior Recognition Ads Hawg Dog Sauerkraut Booth Concession Stands   Boosters meet every third Monday of the month and we ask that each sports program to have a representative at our meetings.   Thank you for your continued support of the Waynesville Spartans! Sincerely, President, Steve Stanley Waynesville Youth Wrestling – 2016-17 Season Boys & Girls K-6th Grade Register in Person:  Sept. 28, 7:30 PM – Waynesville HS Library Register Online: Fees:  $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. AFTER PROM MEETING Attention all junior parents and senior parents: our first after prom meeting will be Wednesday, September 28th in the Mary L. Cook library meeting room. We are looking for ideas and also discussing fundraising options for the 2017 after prom. Please join us at 7pm. Last year was a huge success thanks to parents who contributed their time and effort and we want this year to be even better! The kids really do appreciate having the after prom available to them! See you there... And bring friends! Hisey Fall Festival October 1, 2016  11:00 am – 5:00 pm The Warren County Park District, Friends of the Park and Our Community Partners are proud to present the Eleventh Annual Hisey Fall Festival held at Warren County Hisey Park in Wayne Township.  Lots of Fun Family Things to do! Informational Booths, Indian Life and Culture displays, Civil War Encampment, Petting Zoo, Pumpkin Decorating, Corwin Tractor Club, Local Produce, Food Booth, Cruise In, Hiking to the Scenic Overlook, Geocaching, 5k Donut Dash.  For additional information or to participate in this event please call the Warren County Park District office at 513 695-1109. BASKETBALL TRYOUTS For 3rd-6th grade boys & girls interested in select basketball teams playing in the Dayton Metro League. – Sponsored by Waynesville Youth Basketball Association   No pre-registration necessary.  No cost to tryout. All tryouts will be held in the Middle School gym.  Players should bring a bottle of water and wear appropriate gym clothes/shoes.  Arrive 15 minutes before the start time listed to allow for player check in.  Teams practice twice a week and play 20-40 games from late November through early March.  Download the Participation forms at   Location of Tryouts:  Middle School Gym Sat, Oct. 1 (WMS)                 Sun, Oct. 2 (WMS)  3rd Boys 2-3pm                      3rd Girls 2-3pm  4th Boys 3-4pm                      4th Girls 3-4pm  5th Boys 4-5pm                       5th Girls 4-5pm  6th Boys 5-6pm                       6th Girls 5-pm                                                                                                  Cost per player: New $160 / Returning $85 New players receive a game uniform, warm up pants, custom shooting shirt, and practice jersey.  Returning players receive a custom shooting shirt and practice jersey. Individual uniform items will also be available for purchase. Fees will be due at uniform sizing night on Wednesday, October 12th.            For more information go to:    AWANA Clubs – Club 56 Awana Club – Preschool (must be 3 years old by Sept. 30) to 4th grade Club 56 – 5th and 6th graders Wednesdays 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Sept. 7 to April 26 First Baptist Church, 1009 Lytle Rd., Waynesville  513-897-1009 Register Online at CABBAGE  ROLL RUN                                  4 MILE RACE/KID’S RUN Waynesville Ohio at Waynesville High School OCTOBER 1, 2016 Start time 8:00 am for 4 Mile Race Start time 9:30 for Kids Run Entry Fees (Non-Refundable)   $25 Early Bird Registration until September 1st.  $30 after September 1st.       Free Race Shirts to race participants, who pre-register by September 17, 2016 Free Bondi Band headbands to the first 200 to register!!!   Race Day Registration: Starts at 7am at Wayne Local Schools $30 Cash or Check-Shirt not guaranteed.              On-line registration form and mailing information to: Online visit online registration Or Mail or Drop Off forms to: Waynesville Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 281, Waynesville 45068 OR Up and Running, 6123 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, OH 45459   Questions?: Contact Heidi Miltenberger at 513-897-1346  for more information. Also visit, or  CABBAGE ROLL RUN NOW HAS A KIDS FUN RUN!!  This is a great opportunity to let your "little ones" experience what it's like to be a part of a race.  This will take place at 9:30am on October 1st at Wayne Local Schools.  Visit to get registered. The Kids Fun Run will be FREE to all participants ages 10 and under.  To register, please visit the registration table in front of Waynesville Middle School starting at 8:30 am on October 1st. WAYNESVILLE CHAMBER NEWS Support Waynesville by visiting the Waynesville Chamber website and learn what is happening in Waynesville! VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS NEEDED Wayne Township Fire Department is seeking Volunteer Firefighters. Wayne Twp. will provide all training that is required. If interested please contact Chief Scherer at 513-897-3010 Ext. 1 or complete application located on website WWW.WTFIRE.Org and return to mailing address on the top of application. FREE COMMUNITY DINNER Everyone is invited to attend a free Community Dinner. The Community Meal will be offered every month (on the last Friday of the month)  at the Waynesville United Methodist Church, 297 North Street, Waynesville.  This outreach project is supported from a grant received through the Ohio River Valley District. MARY L. COOK LIBRARY NEWS Mary L Cook website: www.

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