Elementary School News

Blog Entries - 2017

snowman saying Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Wayne Local Schools

Posted on: December 25, 2017


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, and a happy and safe holiday season!

See you all back on January 8th!

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Winter Break is Here !!

Posted on: December 22, 2017

Happy Winter Break to all! 

We've made it half way through the year. 

We will return to school on Jan. 8th when school reopens.   

Enjoy your break....you deserve it! 

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Band Members Take Part in the 2nd and 7 Program

Posted on: December 20, 2017

The Tackling Illiteracy program includes reading to 2nd graders in classrooms all over the country and providing each of those children with a visit from a positive role model and a new book to take home. This group of high school student band

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Winter Concert Offered Fantastic Performances

Posted on: December 19, 2017

Under the direction of Band Instructor Leslie Schleman and Choir Instructor Keith Minnery, the middle school and high school band and choir groups gave fantastic performances last night at their concert.   The evening included solos/duets as well as

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Thank You for Another Success Canned Food Drive

Posted on: December 15, 2017

Thank you for all of your contributions on this year's Annual Canned Food Drive.  The High School and Elementary School finished up today, while the Middle School is continuing their drive through next Wednesday.  However, with this first pick up

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Elementary School Final Bee Dec. 19th

Posted on: December 14, 2017

The Final Bee is coming next week for 4th and 5th grades on December 19th at 1:30. Parents are welcome to attend.  Please enter through the doors closest to the gym and trophy case in the Elementary Building.  

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The Santa Shop Dec. 11-15

Posted on: December 13, 2017

The Elementary Santa Shop is in full swing, with volunteers ready to help to the youngsters shop for their loved ones.  

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Student Voices Matter

Posted on: December 8, 2017

12-8-2017 THE PRINCIPAL'S CHAIR - By High School Principal, Dr. Sam Ison"STUDENT VOICES MATTER" The 2017-18 school year is off to a great start for me as the new principal. I have enjoyed meeting the students, staff, parents and community members over the

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Third Grade Holiday Music Program

Posted on: December 8, 2017

On Tuesday, December 12th the 3rd grade students will perform their Holiday Music Program “Toys!” at 2:45 and 7:00 pm in the Elementary Gym.  Everyone is invited to come enjoy as Santa’s toys come alive on Christmas Eve and

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Author Mike Artell Visits Our Elementary Students

Posted on: December 6, 2017

12-6-2017 A Huge Thank You The B.A.T.S. (Bringing Authors to Schools) committee planned and organized a visit from author Mike Artell.  Yesterday, the elementary school students enjoyed time with Mr. Artel, and would like to thank the following

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Wayne Local Schools and the Plan to Move Forward

Posted on: December 1, 2017

12-1-2017WAYNESVILLEFull Story at Dayton Daily News The Wayne Local Schools plan to begin issuing bonds in December financing more than $26.5 million in community development. Funds from a bond issue and the Ohio School Facilities Commission will be

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8th Graders are Raising Funds for their Washington, D.C. Trip.

Posted on: December 1, 2017

  The 8th Graders are selling KidStuff Coupon Books to raise money for their Washington, D.C. trip in the spring.  Books are $25 and the students will earn 50% profit towards their trip.   You can win too because the coupon books are

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Preschool Earns Top Award

Posted on: November 29, 2017

Waynesville’s Preschool Program Earns Five Stars Step Up To Quality   We are proud to announce that the Waynesville Preschool Program, through a lot of hard work and a love for teaching and children, has achieved a FIVE STAR rating! 

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Happy Thanksgiving !!

Posted on: November 23, 2017

 

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!
May today be a reminder of everything that we are thankful for,
whether that be family, friends, good health, work or school. 
We wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!  
Enjoy the break!!!

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Pep Assembly for Academic Spirit Week

Posted on: November 22, 2017

Last Week was Academic Spirit Week.  Each subject and/or electives were highlighted on a different day with a variety of activities.  Students participated in activities from Find the Hidden Objects to an Outbreak of Disease, all with an academic

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Great Things Happening in Cafeteria World

Posted on: November 20, 2017

Lil Spartan Café serves up Thanksgiving Feast !  Lunch Ladies Kelly Servis and Karen Conte had a great day serving the children of Waynesville.  We may have hit a record day for sales. 

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2017 Project Excellence

Posted on: November 17, 2017

Awesome day in Columbus for our Project Excellence Winners Event.  Includes in the event was a meeting with Paolo DeMaria, the state Superintendent of Public Instruction at the Ohio Department of Education.   Once again, a huge congratulations

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School of Business is Offering Three Festive Items Just in Time for the Holidays

Posted on: November 17, 2017

  WHS School of Business has opened for business. Students are working as Marketers, Accountants, Operations, and Distributors. We have created three different products, being sold by three different businesses.  Please take a look below at the

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Waynesville Elementary Students Participate in the Fun Run

Posted on: November 16, 2017

Waynesville Elementary students participated in a Fun Run last week. As part of the Get Movin' Crew, this fundraiser for the school is always a hit.....just look at that enthusiasm and those smiles !!

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November 15th is America Recycles Day!

Posted on: November 15, 2017


Each year on November 15, millions of people across the United States take part in America Recycles Day, a day which was created to raise awareness about recycling and the purchasing of recycled products.

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Elementary School Veteran's Day Program 2017

Posted on: November 14, 2017

The students of Waynesville Elementary enjoyed a Veteran's Day program on Friday, November 10th. 

After the program, the veterans all walked the halls of the elementary building for the Walk of Fame.  

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Would You Like to Receive the Weekly Newsletter Via Email?

Posted on: November 14, 2017

Would you like to receive a weekly email with District and Building News?  Click the link below to sign up to receive the newsletter via email.  

Sign Up for Good News Friday Weekly Email

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WAYNESVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IS NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED!

Posted on: November 7, 2017

Congratulations due this week as Principal Tammy Burchfield, Superintendent Pat Dubbs, and Staff Representative Krista Muterspaw attend the recognition ceremonies in Washington, D.C. for the National Blue Ribbon Award bestowed on Waynesville Elementary

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EVERY VOTE COUNTS - Make a Difference!

Posted on: November 7, 2017

Every vote counts and these voters were among the early birds

making sure that their vote was made official.  

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Building Our Community's Future Now

Posted on: November 7, 2017

TODAY IS ELECTION DAY !!

Updated:  November 7, 2017 

 

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2nd and 7 Reading Program

Posted on: November 6, 2017

The Tackling Illiteracy program includes reading to 2nd graders in classrooms all over the country and providing each of those children with a visit from a positive role model and a new book to take home. This group of high school student athletes

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You Can't Beat the House Beginning Nov. 2nd

Posted on: November 1, 2017

You Can't Beat the House The Fall Play is coming to Waynesville on November 2nd-4th.  The play is scheduled to begin at 7PM in the Middle School gym. Ticket prices:  $7 Adults,  $5 Students/Seniors/Military Questions: 

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Chipotle Fundraiser Nov. 9th for After Prom

Posted on: October 30, 2017

To support Waynesville High School's After-Prom, why not enjoy some great food? Come to the Chipotle at 10671 Innovation Drive in Miamisburg at Austin Landing from 4-8:00pm on Thursday, November 9th. Be sure to tell the cashier that you are

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Check Out Who's "A:L:L I:N" for Waynesville Schools

Posted on: October 30, 2017

Check out who's ALL IN for Wayne Local Schools!!  Send in your pictures with your youngsters (and parents too) next to an Issue 19 sign and we'll feature it on the school webpage. Submit photos to  I'M ALL IN !!

 

 

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Elementary Red Ribbon Week Coming October 23rd

Posted on: October 21, 2017

Elementary Red Ribbon Week October 23rd - 29th Hands Down - We Are Drug Free!   Elementary Students will be learning the history of Red Ribbon Week Students will be decorating and displaying "hands" to show that HANDS DOWN - WE ARE DRUG

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19 Days Until Election Day!

Posted on: October 20, 2017

 Remember to join our Facebook Event on November 7th!! Facebook

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Pumpkin Giveaway During Elementary Conferences

Posted on: October 20, 2017

Happy Fall Everyone!  For parents attending elementary conferences today, as a member of our "pumpkin patch," you're invited to visit our pumpkin patch table at the entrance of the building and get a pumpkin for your family.  :-)  Happy carving, painting or baking!

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The 1915 Building

Posted on: October 19, 2017

The 1915 building, although over 100 years old, serves as a historic original building representing the heritage of Wayne Local Schools. During community forums, residents were clear that saving the facade of the building was worth the extra trouble and cost.

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Fire Station Visit with Elementary Youngsters

Posted on: October 19, 2017

On Wednesday of this week, the Waynesville Elementary Preschool and Kindergarten students visited the Wayne Township Fire Department.  Check out this dose of adorable!  

Thank you to the awesome WTFD for making this happen!!

#community

#waynelocalschools

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Pink Out Game This Friday! Oct. 20th

Posted on: October 18, 2017

Pink Out Game This Friday!   At this Friday night’s football game, we will be hosting a PINK OUT in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Come out and support our football team while decked out in

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Fact-Check: The Buzz about the Bond (Issue 19)

Posted on: October 18, 2017

Intended to clarify some misconceptions about the upcoming

Bond Issue on the Nov. 7 ballot.

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Stand Up Against Bullying and Wear Orange on October 25th, 2017

Posted on: October 18, 2017

About Unity Day Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Unity Day 2018: Wednesday, October 24. Save the date!   UNITY DAY: Together against bullying. United for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Make it ORANGE and make it

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Bus Safety Week - Oct. 16-22

Posted on: October 17, 2017

Held during the third full week of October each year, National School Bus Safety Week is an active and evolving public education program and an excellent way for parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators, and other

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Fire Safety Day at Waynesville Elementary School

Posted on: October 17, 2017

Fire Safety Day came to Waynesville Elementary School to provide and educational experience for our young students.  This is an annual event provided by Wayne Township and we appreciate all of their efforts to keep our young ones educated and smart about fire safety.  

 

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WHAT WOULD A NEW LEARNING SPACE PROVIDE?

Posted on: October 16, 2017

WHAT WOULD A NEW LEARNING SPACE PROVIDE?   NEW LEARNING SPACES PROVIDE HANDICAPPED ACCESS: · Provide ADA-compliant signage, electric water coolers, toilets, sinks, urinals, toilet partitions and toilet accessories to facilitate the

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WHAT WOULD A NEW LEARNING SPACE PROVIDE?

Posted on: October 13, 2017

WHAT WOULD A NEW LEARNING SPACE PROVIDE?   NEW LEARNING SPACES PROVIDE IMPROVED SECURITY: Security system upgrades consisting of motion detectors and cameras Door contacts at exterior doors to monitor in and out Computer controlled door access

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WHAT WOULD A NEW LEARNING SPACE PROVIDE?

Posted on: October 12, 2017

WHAT WOULD A NEW LEARNING SPACE PROVIDE?   NEW LEARNING SPACES SHOULD BE: Handicap accessible Comfortable Allow different seating patterns and configurations Multipurpose spaces Bright spaces Temperature controlled Technology

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United Way Donation Gives Back

Posted on: October 10, 2017

United way gives back to our community by donating to our kindergarteners.  All of the Waynesville Elementary kindergarten students received a book titled Oh, The Things You Can Do That Are Good For You! featuring ways to stay healthy.  The

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BOND ISSUE FORUM THURSDAY, OCT. 5th

Posted on: October 7, 2017

We had a successful turnout from interested community members last night in the elementary gym for the Facilities Plan Forum.  

Superintendent Pat Dubbs and Treasurer Ron James were there to present facilities conceptual designs and answer questions regarding the Bond Issue 19.  

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Pink Out Football Game Tshirts and Hoodies Available to Order Now

Posted on: October 6, 2017

Our Annual Pink Out Football Game will be held Friday, October 20th.  For the order form, click the link to view the unisex  t-shirt and hoodie available.   Apparel for the event will be pink design on black clothing.  Samples will be

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FACILTY PLANNING PROCESS PLAN

Potential Uses of Spaces in a New Facilty

Posted on: October 5, 2017

FACILITY PLANNING PROCESS

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Are You Registered to Vote?

Posted on: October 3, 2017

GENERAL ELECTION Election Date: November 7, 2017 Registration Deadline: October 10, 2017 Link to answer your

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Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease

Posted on: September 29, 2017

We have had some cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease in the district.  Please see below and contact us or your physician with any questions or concerns. Jennifer Royalty     School

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National See You at the Pole Day

Posted on: September 27, 2017

National See you at the Pole Day had a terrific turnout this morning.  Community members, students, and staff gathered around flagpoles in the area to pray and show support for our local district as well as area law enforcement.  For a community

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Waynesville Elementary Cool Plan

Posted on: September 26, 2017

9-26-17

The Beat the Heat Plan will be in effect again this afternoon, Tuesday, September 26th.  

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Mary L. Cook and WLS Partnering to Design the Community Center

Posted on: September 22, 2017

Mary L. Cook Public Library (MLCPL) and Wayne Local Schools (WLS) will work together to design, plan, and establish a community center on the Wayne Local Schools campus.  On September 19, 2017, the Mary L. Cook Public Library Board of Trustees passed a

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COSI comes to Waynesville Elementary School

Posted on: September 22, 2017

It's COSI day at Waynesville Elementary! Thanks to our PTO for their support of this annual event!

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Blue Ribbon Nomination for WES !!

Posted on: September 22, 2017

Waynesville Elementary School has been nominated for the 2017 National Blue Ribbon School Award based on exemplary performance.   The U. S. Secretary of Education will announce the 2017 cohort of National Blue Ribbon Schools on Thursday, September

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Wayne Local Schools Named a "Green Business"

Posted on: September 20, 2017

Wayne Local Schools is pleased to be named a “Green Business” by the Dayton Regional Green Program.  We believe establishing a positive environmental impact is of the utmost importance.   As a part of Dayton

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Former WHS Teacher Ray Davis Turns 90!

Posted on: September 20, 2017

Ray Davis 90th Birthday Open House Quaker Heights Community Room 514 High St. Waynesville, OH Saturday October 28, 2017 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Open House

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Custom Spartan Yard Signs - orders DUE Sept 20th

Posted on: September 19, 2017

2 x 2 Custom Spartan Yard Signs available.  Click here for order form.  Deadline is Wed., September 20, 2017.   Any questions, please contact Tammy Buchfield at tburchfield@wayne-local.com or call (513) 897-2761 with any

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Football Pre-Game Tailgate Events

Posted on: September 19, 2017

The Waynesville Football Alumni will be hosting a pre-game tailgate party inviting everyone to attend. The tailgate party will be before homecoming on September 22. While we want to have as many former players as possible attend the games, we also want

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WLS Supportive Peers Program

Posted on: September 19, 2017

Supportive Peers' is a program where high school juniors and seniors (sometimes sophomores) use as an elective or give up study hall, and are placed throughout the district to work with students that have special needs. The peers are responsible for

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building our community's future now

Update from Superintendent Pat Dubbs

Posted on: September 18, 2017

BUILDING OUR COMMUNITY’S FUTURE NOW  -  9-18-17 Issue 19, a 4.68 mill bond issue on the local November ballot, is a unique opportunity for Waynesville to strengthen our community and its future. The time is now for Wayne Local Schools to

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Class of 2018 Spartan Garden Flag Fundraiser

Posted on: September 15, 2017

The Class of 2018 is selling Waynesville Spartan Garden Flags IT’S THE MISSION IT’S THE 22 STRONG IT’S THE UNITY OF OUR COMMUNITY The cost is $30 which includes weather proof vinyl double-sided printing and a garden stand Perfect for

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In Remembrance of 9-11

Posted on: September 11, 2017

On September 11, the people of the United States remember a sad event that happened in our country sixteen years ago.  Even though many of our students weren't born yet, they have older parents and relatives who remember that day quite well.  Our

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New Learning Devices in the Middle and Elementary Schools

Posted on: September 11, 2017

These students are enjoying their two, brand new, sensory math and science centers in the middle and elementary schools.

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Update from Superintendent Pat Dubbs

Posted on: September 1, 2017

WAYNE LOCAL BOND ISSUE ON BALLOT NOVEMBER 7, 2017   Our school campus is a daily destination for community members whether we are in school or not. This high volume of activity causes traffic issues complicated by current campus limitations. An

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September is Thyroid Awareness Month

Posted on: September 1, 2017

The Thyroid is a small gland located in the base of the neck, and regulates the flow of hormones to many parts of the body, including your heart, brain, liver and kidney.  Because symptoms are so broad, it can be hard to identify, but symptoms include

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Important Notice

Posted on: August 30, 2017

On Wednesday midday, August 30th, one of our afternoon elementary buses had an accident with a private vehicle. Fortunately, no one sustained injuries.   At this time, students are back in class and all parents of students involved have been notified.

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Fan Spirit Shop Now Open!

Posted on: August 30, 2017

Waynesville Clothing 17 is now open! Find items that we've picked out specifically for our school. There is also spiritwear available for your family and friends. Check out the shop details below. OUR SHOP DETAILS - Shop Now:

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Voting in Ohio is easy as 1-2-3.....

Posted on: August 29, 2017

Voting in Ohio is easy as 1, 2 3….. Register to vote for the upcoming election.  You must be registered at least 30 days before Election Day. Select which voting option works best for you: Absentee voting by mail Early in-person voting Vote

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Truancy Laws in Ohio

Posted on: August 28, 2017

WAYNE LOCAL SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE WE’RE small ENOUGH TO REALLY KNOW OUR STUDENTS. THAT GIVES THEMBIGOPPORTUNITIES.     659 Dayton Road, Waynesville, OH  45068 

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Alert: Traffic Conditions for the Away Varsity Football Game

Posted on: August 25, 2017

ATTENTION: The following is a suggestion for the trip to Bethel for tonight’s football game. Traffic on 275 and 32 this time of day is very slow to stand still  with a lot of construction going on 275 and 32 right now.  The better route will

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Waynesville Students Go Outside to Witness and Learn about the Eclipse

Posted on: August 22, 2017

In an article published by WHIO TV staff writer, Jeremy Kelley, Waynesville was featured for our Eclipse Community Event. Hundreds of students, staff members and community members met at the Spartan Community Field to witness the eclipse on Monday,

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Spartan Challenge Question

Posted on: August 21, 2017
Challenge question for Spartan community
 
The Sun rises in the east and sets in the west;
so why will the eclipse move west to east?
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What is the Moon's Role during a Solar Eclipse?

Posted on: August 21, 2017
Published by NASA'S Goddard Space Flight Center, the video link below offers a great explanation of the moon's location during an eclipse.  

http://content.jwplatform.com/previews/D2biRAzX-LGVHcJDb

 

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Eclipse Event Viewer

Posted on: August 18, 2017

Check out this extra measure of precaution that the elementary building has taken to protect our younger students and their smaller faces during the Eclipse Event on Monday, Aug 21st.    The viewers are being attached to paper plates with small cut

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Testing....Testing....1-2-3

Posted on: August 17, 2017

Please be aware that Wayne Local School District will be conducting a test of their emergency phone notification system on Friday, August 18th.  The message will begin with a brief intro that it is "only a test."

Thank you for your cooperation. 

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RAIN DATE for the Back to School Bash!

Posted on: August 17, 2017

Good morning!   I know this first day is exciting and busy for all of you! Thank you for all of the preparation you have done this summer for the students and their families. It does not go unnoticed!    Due to potentially

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Community Eclipse Event

Posted on: August 15, 2017

The Mary L. Cook Public Library and Wayne Local Schools are hosting an Eclipse Viewing Event on August 21, 2017.  The community is welcome to join our students and staff in our outdoor stadium to view The Great American Solar Eclipse. It is the first

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Reminder: Back To School Nights

Posted on: August 15, 2017

High School Open House – Tues, Aug. 15 – 6:00-8:00 p.m. Middle School Orientation and Open House - Wed., Aug 16 New Student Orientation –  5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Sixth Grade Orientation – 5:30 – 6:30

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Free or Reduced School Meals Family Applications Now Available

Posted on: August 15, 2017

2017/2018 Free and Reduced School Meals Family Applications are available.  You may print the attached application or pick up in the High School, Middle School, or Elementary buildings.   Please return the completed application to any building

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IT’S ABOUT MORE THAN AIR CONDITIONING!

Posted on: August 14, 2017

IT’S ABOUT MORE THAN AIR CONDITIONING!   Waynesville, Ohio – August 14, 2017:   When a classroom is sweltering, it is difficult to be productive; cooler temperatures in a classroom improve focus and productivity.  It allows

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Wayne Local Board Passes Bond Issue Resolution

Posted on: August 11, 2017

WAYNE LOCAL BOARD PASSES BOND ISSUE RESOLUTION (4.68 MILLS)   Waynesville, Ohio – August 11, 2017:   The Board of Education of the Wayne Local School District officially passed a resolution on Monday evening (August 7, 2017) for the

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Elementary Classroom/Teacher Assignments Announced August 8th

Posted on: August 7, 2017

Hard copies of student classroom assignments/schedules will be available starting at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, August 8.  We will also be emailing parents individually with the same information.  Parents are welcome to visit the Elementary Office if

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WLS is Excited to Announce a New Chapter

Posted on: August 5, 2017

WAYNE LOCAL SCHOOLS TO PARTNER WITH OHIO FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION COMMISSION Waynesville, Ohio – August 2017: Over the course of the 2016/17 school year, Wayne Local Schools embarked on an evaluation of our district facilities. The process included a

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Office Hours

Posted on: July 27, 2017

All building offices will be open to the public beginning Wednesday, August 2nd, for regular business hours.  

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Back to School Night

Posted on: July 12, 2017

High School Open House – Tues, Aug. 15 – 6:00-8:00 p.m. Middle School Orientation and Open House - Wed., Aug 16 New Student Orientation –  5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Sixth Grade Orientation – 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Middle

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Waynesville Community Night

Posted on: July 7, 2017

The Community Night was a huge success!  Thank you to all who came out to support the athletics of Waynesville!  #22strong .  Be sure to check out the photos on our Facebook page...  Community Night

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The Tradition Continues with 3rd Grade Wax Museum

Posted on: May 18, 2017

The third graders got to experience the Wax Museum Project. Fortunately, we had the camera ready.  Check out our lFacebook page for some photos of the creative costumes. These students put a great deal of effort into this project. While they are

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Library books found during summer months

Posted on: May 3, 2017

Mary L. Cook and Waynesville Library

If you should find any library books during summer months, they can be returned to the Mary L. Cook Library and they will return them for you the Waynesville school library.  Their book drop is always open!   For questions, please contact Kathy Daniels at 513-897-4826.  

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Homecoming Game Festivities 2017

Posted on: October 2, 2017

2017 HOMECOMING KING AND QUEEN ANNOUNCED!The Homecoming King and Queen were announced at the home football game on Friday, September 22, 2017.  The Waynesville High School student body elected Dora Vrettos as the Homecoming Queen and Ian Bauer as

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22 Strong

Posted on: September 27, 2017

  At Last Week's Football Game, students displayed a chain that was in shape of two '2's to signify the image of 22Strong. Throughout Homecoming week, orange slips were passed out in all schools and the students were to write down what they liked

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Summer Youth Football Camp

Posted on: July 12, 2017

REMINDER..... The youth football clinic will be Monday and Tuesday from 6-8 pm.  Price is $25.00.  See below for  further details.

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Summer Office Hours for High School, Middle School and Elementary School

Posted on: June 19, 2017

The Elementary office will be open every Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Except July 5th)   The High School office will be open the following Wednesday’s from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: June 7 June 14 June 21 July 12 July 26   The Middle

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Our Small Community Enters the TOP 10

Posted on: June 13, 2017

In a recent article published by Cincy Magazine, for the first time in history, Waynesville is rated among the top 10 suburban communities citing our "low crime and good schools."  Specifically, Wayne Township and Waynesville were named as Number 6 and 7

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Exciting Plans on the Horizon for our Community

Posted on: May 26, 2017

GOOD NEWS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE As the school year ends, I want to update the community on our facilities planning process. Wayne Local Schools has partnered with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) and the Ohio School

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Regional track Meet

Posted on: May 25, 2017

Good Luck To all Track members at the Regional Track meet today and Saturday Girls Regional Qualifiers Alexa Neely - 100 hurdles - 2nd place at district. Emily O'Connor - 1600 & 800 - 3rd in both Jessica Gill, Madison Dietz, Reagan Metzler, Taylor

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Elementary Students get to experience 'Move UP a Grade Day!'

Posted on: May 23, 2017

On Monday of this final week of school for the year, our elementary students got to experience Move UP a Grade Day.  The students spent part of the morning in the grade that they'll be in next year.  They met the teachers and learned about what to

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The Second & Seven Foundation

Posted on: May 19, 2017

THE MISSION OF THE 2ND & 7 FOUNDATION IS TO PROMOTE READING BY PROVIDING FREE BOOKS AND POSITIVE ROLE MODELS TO KIDS IN NEED WHILE ENCOURAGING YOUNG ATHLETES OF THE COMMUNITY TO PAY IT FORWARD. Student athletes from high schools and universities across

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The Story of the Mary L. Cook Library

Posted on: May 16, 2017

Attached you will find a documentary that features the history of the Mary L. Cook Library.  The documentary features interviews with the employees, as well as many community members.  The library is a beloved treasure for many and this

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Senior Awards Program Tonight

Posted on: May 16, 2017

Waynesville High School will be hosting the Senior Awards Program, May 16th at 7:00 PM in the high school gym.  The evening will be highlighted with scholarships and awards for seniors.  Please make sure to arrive on time and dress appropriately.  You do NOT wear your cap and gown for this program.  

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Flag to Fly at Half-Staff

Posted on: May 15, 2017

American flags fly at half-staff today, which is National Peace Officers Memorial Day Wayne Local Schools will honor Peace Officers’ Memorial Day on Monday, May 15, 2017.  The United States Flag will be displayed at half-staff for the entire

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Superintendent Pat Dubbs announces the hire of Dr. Samuel R. Ison

Posted on: May 11, 2017

 In April, The Wayne Local Board of Education accepted the resignation of Principal Randy Gebhardt who has accepted a position with West Clermont Local School District.  Dr. Samuel R. Ison was hired to replace Mr. Gebhardt as Principal on Monday,

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NetFlix TV series called "13 Reasons Why"

Posted on: May 11, 2017

In recent light of a new NetFlix TV series with growing popularity among teens.  The series deals with strong themes including suicide, revenge, bullying, sexual assault, drug use, and other social issues.  WLS is recommending good family

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Spring Concert

Posted on: May 10, 2017

The Music Department presents our Spring Concert 2017.  The Middle School will perform at 6:30 and the High School will perform at 7:45.  The performances will be in the High School Gym.  We look forward fabulous performances from both groups!  

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Franklin B. Walter Award Recipients

Posted on: May 10, 2017

Congratulations to Waynesville's two recipients of the Franklin B. Walter Scholarship Award....Kaitlin Krumnauer (recognized teacher is Leslie Schleman) and Mackenzie New (recognized teacher is Mark Rogal). Both ladies exhibited superior academic achievement

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Fantastic Job by our Art Department

Posted on: May 3, 2017

The 2016-2017 Art Show was Huge Success! At the end of April, the art department hosted its annual art show showcasing art from over 900 students ranging from grades K-12!  Some of the different forms of art displayed were clay, wire, painting, pencil

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Staff Appreciation Week

Posted on: May 1, 2017

In May, the following days/weeks are recognized as staff appreciation days.  Thank you for the great work put forth by our staff members not only this week, but EVERY DAY.  The work that they do makes a difference and the dedication, commitment,

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Waynesville Youth Basketball Camp

Posted on: May 1, 2017

Basketball Camp Summer 2017 Hosted by: Girls Basketball Coach Tim Gabbard Boys Basketball Coach Mike Arlinghaus June 26th – June 29th Click link for more information.

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Sectional Baseball Info

Posted on: May 1, 2017

Waynesville Baseball will play the winner of Carroll vs Bellbrook May 11 at Waynesville $5 a person at the gate

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Sectional Softball Info

Posted on: May 1, 2017

Varsity Softball Sectional tournament

Waynesville play at Brookville Monday, May 8th $5 at gate

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All Athletic Events Cancelled - Saturday 4/29

Posted on: April 29, 2017

All athletic events are cancelled for Saturday April 29th. 

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WHS Class of 2017 Valedictorian and Salutatorian Named

Posted on: April 21, 2017

Waynesville High School is proud to announce their top students to represent the Class of 2017 as this year's Valedictorian and Salutatorian. This year's class of 2017 Valedictorian is Brian Blair, son of Brian and Sarah Blair.  After graduation, Brian

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Waynesville ACT Scores Rank Among the Top

Posted on: April 20, 2017

According to data from the Ohio and Kentucky Departments of Education, Wayne Local Schools have been recognized as top scoring with their ACT scores for the 2015-2016 school year.  This achievement and recognition is among other public schools in the

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Waynesville Theatre Department presents....

Posted on: April 12, 2017

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

April 27th, 28th, & 29th

7:00 PM

Waynesville Auditorium

Tickets available at the door

Adults $10;  Students K-12 $5

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Sports Physicals

Posted on: April 7, 2017

****Sports Physicals**** Mark Your Calendars!**** Wednesday, May 10th **** Students currently in grade 9-11   3-5pm**** Students currently in grade 6-8      5-7pm Dayton Sports Medicine Institute- Kettering Health Network and

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Memorial Service for Nasko Conroy

Posted on: March 29, 2017

Services for Nasko D. Conroy will be held on Saturday, April 1st.  The family will receive friends 9-11 AM with a memorial service immediately following the visitation at 11 AM.  Both will be held at Faith Bible Church, 8130 E. Kemper Rd.,

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Nasko Conroy

Posted on: March 27, 2017

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian: Today , one of our students died after an extended illness. Nasko Conroy was a 7th grade student in the Middle School. A young person's death is always tragic, and a sudden loss like this can have a profound effect on surviving

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WAYNE LOCAL SOCIAL MEDIA

Posted on: March 14, 2017

Wayne Locals Schools have expanded their social media presence.  You are invited to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for all of the latest school news.  Please use the links below to view and follow our news

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HELEN VOILES RETIRING

Posted on: March 3, 2017

At the February 13, 2017 Board of Education meeting; Helen Voiles announced her intent to retire at the end of March.  Helen began working at WLS in 1986; she currently is the Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent.  We will miss Helen; she

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Good News Friday February 24th, 2017

Posted on: February 24, 2017

GOOD NEWS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE PROJECT EXCELLENCE NOMINATION FORMS DEADLINE TODAY (See article below for more information.) 2017/18 PRESCHOOL APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1 AT 8:00 A.M. (See article below for more information.)

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CHASING THE DRAGON-The Life of an Opioid Addict

Posted on: February 22, 2017

As part of our drug prevention program, we feel a strong need to address the profound downward spiral that can be caused by Opiate addiction.  On March 16th all students grades 9-12 will be viewing a documentary made by the FBI and DEA agencies. The

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Boys Basketball Sectional Tickets

Posted on: February 21, 2017

HS Boys play CJ this Friday at Trent Arena 5:30. $6 tickets can be purchased in the HS office until Friday at 2:00pm.

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Girls Basketball Sectional Pre-Sale tickets

Posted on: February 21, 2017

HS Boys play CJ this Friday at Trent Arena 5:30. $6 tickets can be purchased in the HS office until Friday at 2:00pm.

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2017-2018 School Calendar

Posted on: February 14, 2017

2017-2018 School Calendar approved at February 13, 2017 BOE meeting. 

2017-2018 School Calendar

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Good News Friday, February 10th, 2017

Posted on: February 13, 2017

GOOD NEWS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE SCHOOL CLOSED:  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 – TEACHER PROF DEVELOPMENT MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20 – PRESIDENTS’ DAY WAYNE LOCAL HALL OF FAME   The Wayne Local Hall of Fame exists to recognize

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Good News Friday February 3rd, 2017

Posted on: February 3, 2017

WAYNE LOCAL PRESCHOOL PROGRAM APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED MARCH 1, 2017 FOR 2017/18 SCHOOL YEAR   Wayne Local Schools offers services to both special needs and typical children with curriculum and settings tailored to the science of early childhood

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WLS Preschool

Posted on: January 30, 2017

WAYNE LOCAL PRESCHOOL PROGRAM APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED MARCH 1, 2017 FOR 2017/18 SCHOOL YEAR   Wayne Local Schools offers services to both special needs and typical children with curriculum and settings tailored to the science of early childhood

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Good News Friday, January 27th, 2017

Posted on: January 30, 2017

GOOD NEWS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE Join the Conversation (Part II)   Since the selection of LWC, Inc. at the December 12, 2016 board meeting we have collaboratively worked to develop a process to shape and maximize our facility

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Join the Conversation (Part II)

Posted on: January 27, 2017

Since the selection of LWC, Inc. at the December 12, 2016 board meeting we have collaboratively worked to develop a process to shape and maximize our facility planning at Wayne Local Schools. Who is LWC Incorporated?  LWC provides comprehensive

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PROJECT EXCELLENCE NOMINATION FORMS

Posted on: January 27, 2017

PROJECT EXCELLENCE NOMINATION FORMS DEADLINE FEBRUARY 24, 2017 It’s that time again to nominate an excellent Educator or an Innovative Teacher.  Remember the educator must hold a current teaching certificate and work at Wayne Local.  You can

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Good News Friday - January 20th, 2017

Posted on: January 20, 2017

GOOD NEWS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE Join the Conversation   The Wayne Local Schools Board of Education and Administration has embarked in a process to assess and develop a master facilities plan that addresses physical deficiencies,

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Join the conversation

Posted on: January 20, 2017

The Wayne Local Schools Board of Education and Administration has embarked in a process to assess and develop a master facilities plan that addresses physical deficiencies, redefines and modernizes our educational facilities.  We completed four (4)

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Congratulations to Waynesville Elementary

Posted on: January 18, 2017

Congratulations to Waynesville Elementary's Principal Tammy Burchfield, staff and students; we received word today that Waynesville Elementary is one (1) of 14 Ohio schools selected by the Ohio Department of Education for a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School

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HS Girls Moved to 1:30 and 3:00 on Saturday

Posted on: January 13, 2017

Saturday's Junior Varsity home girls game will start at 1:30 and the Girls Varsity Game will start at 3:00.  Boys games will be played as scheduled.  Please check the webpage in the morning for updates on Saturday's activities. 1st and 2nd

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Good News Friday - January 13th , 2017

Posted on: January 13, 2017

SCHOOL CLOSED MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2017 - ML KING DAY 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.

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Wayne Local Schools are on a 2 Hour Delay

Posted on: January 11, 2017

Wayne Local Schools are on a 2 hour delay for Wednesday, January 11th. Preschool and Kindergarten are on Plan B. No breakfast will be served.

AM K / Pre K / Pre-school 10:30 - 12:30 PM

K / Pre-school 1:30 - 3:30

Ext Day Kindergarten 10:30 - 3:30

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Join the conversation

Posted on: January 10, 2017

Wayne Local Schools will be holding two (2) open invitation community forums on January 17th and January 19th at 6:00 p.m. in the elementary media center.   Our District will be embarking on a facilities planning process this calendar year.  We

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WLS Ranked #1 in Warren County

Posted on: January 10, 2017

Article from the Cincinnati Enquirer..... Published 11:05 a.m. ET Jan. 10, 2017 Higher bar could mean fewer Ohio grads One in two. If Ohio’s new graduation requirements go forth as planned, that’s how many should-be North College Hill

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Good News Friday - January 6th, 2017

Posted on: January 8, 2017

“Join the Conversation”   Wayne Local Schools will be holding two (2) open invitation community forums on January 17th and January 19th at 6:00 p.m. in the elementary media center.   Our District will be embarking on a facilities

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Important Message for Friday, January 6th

Posted on: January 5, 2017

The Warren County Career Center and Alternative School will be Closed on Friday, January 6th.   WLS students who attend the WCCC or Alternative school will NOT be in session on Friday, January 6th.  Both schools will resume on Monday, January

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Wayne Local Schools are on a 2 hour Early Release for Thursday, January 5th

Posted on: January 5, 2017

WHS and WMS students will be released at 12:32 today with bus serviceWES Students will be released at 1:32 with bus servicePM Kindergarten/Preschool is CancelledAM Kindergarten/Preschool (Bus Riders), if not picked up by parents, will be held and released at

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