Junior High School News

Good News Friday February 3rd, 2017

Posted on: February 3, 2017

Wayne Local Schools offers services to both special needs and typical children with curriculum and settings tailored to the science of early childhood education.   The Wayne Local School preschool provides both center-based and itinerant (visiting) teaching for children ages 3-5 who are identified by the district as children who would benefit from specific interventions to address delays or needs.  Teachers, aides and therapists work with children to achieve goals specified in their Individual Education Plans (IEP’s).  Typical children are also an important part of the preschool classrooms, serving as peer models and sharing in activities based on Ohio’s Early Learning Content Standards.   Please visit the Wayne Local website to find out about our Preschool application process, timeline, enrollment packets, screenings and cost.  Applications are onlineApplications will not be accepted until Wednesday, March 1, 20167 at 8:00 a.m. in the Superintendent’s Office.  Applications must be hand delivered. (Applications will NOT be accepted prior March 1.)

2017-18 COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS MEETING   An informational meeting for parents and students on February 16th at 6:00 pm in the HS Gym will be held.  If your child will be in grades 7-12 in the fall of 2017, you are invited to this meeting.  For more information and eligibility requirements please go to Sinclair and review the school handbook and student brochure.  Wayne Local Schools is very proud to have partnered with Sinclair Community College and will be working together to offer the best opportunities for our students.  A representative from Sinclair Community College will be in attendance at this meeting.  This meeting is Mandatory*. *if you cannot attend you must schedule an individual meeting with Mrs. Shinkle.

FAFSA INFORMATIONAL MEETING - FEBRUARY 23, 2017 – 6:00 P.M.   Juniors and Seniors and their parents are invited to attend a financial aid informational meeting on February 23, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Media Center at Waynesville High School. Students and parents will learn about the upcoming changes and how to fill out a FAFSA.  A financial representative from Wright State University will be presenting information on the following: ·         How to begin the financial aid process for college ·  Federal Application For Student Aid (FAFSA) ·    Grants and scholarships.

AUTO TECH JUNIOR RECOGNIZED FOR HARD WORK   Dean Brubaker, Waynesville junior in Automotive Technology at the Warren County Career Center, said he enrolled at the school to “better myself, and to learn more about automotive repair.”  He is a young man with a heart for helping others, and he is glad to use his skills to that end.   He heard that his aunt, Martha Seals, had a problem with her Chevy Malibu.  He has a similar car that had the same problem and he determined that it was the intake gasket, so he knew he could fix it for her and offered his assistance.  She was so grateful that she wrote a letter to his instructor, Todd Gullett, praising Dean’s competence and attitude as he patiently dismantled and reassembled the engine, taking photos of each step so he would have a record of his work that he could refer to.  She also thanked Mr. Gullett for instructing and encouraging his students to become “prepared, confident and productive citizens.”  She described Dean as polite, respectful, and more professional than some established mechanics she has done business with in the past.   Dean plans to enlist in the US Air Force after he graduates from high school in 2018.  He is interested in getting into the field of cargo hauling.

PASTA FOR PENNIES CONTEST   The High School Student Council members are bringing PASTA for PENNIES contest to Waynesville High School!  This will be a 7th period contest Feb. 7th-28th.  The winning class with the highest per student donation average will earn an Olive Garden pasta lunch!   We have a high school goal of $1500, and students and parents are both encouraged to donate their spare change to the donation boxes in their 7th period classrooms.  There will be donation boxes in the High School office and the Media Center.    The Pasta for Pennies contest benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Every penny, nickel, dime, quarter, or dollar donated means so much to patients affected by cancer, and these donations will help to save lives!!!  So, please help support this worthy cause!  Checks can be sent in and written payable to WHS or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Thank you, Kelly Miller Student Council Advisor kmiller@wayne-local.com

MRS. BOWERSOX’S BUSY BEES – YOUNG FIVES   Report card were sent home a few weeks ago.   Please return the report card envelope. If you have any questions, please contact me. We learned all about hibernation.  We read Where Do You Sleep Little One? When Will It Be Spring?, It’s Groundhog’s Day, and Bear Snores On.  Our letter of the week was Mm.  Next week we will learn about the letter Nn.  We sorted animals that hibernate and those that do not.   In math we are learning the numbers 11-20.  We are counting orally from 1-30 identifying numbers 0-20, and learning to write them.  Please practice writing numbers and counting at home.   We are starting to learn some sight words.  We will learn one word per week.  Please practice these words with your child at home.  Write them on index cards (one word per card).  Play games with the words.  Write them in shaving cream, sand, sugar, etc.  The words we have currently learned are: I, like, can, go, on, and the.   We are in need of classroom volunteers.  If you are fingerprinted and available to help I would greatly appreciate it.  Even if you can come in for an hour!    Please remember to send in a healthy snack that is nut free with your child each day.   Your child may bring a pop top water bottle to school or even a cup with some type of pop top or sippy cup for snack time.  Please do not send in water bottles with a screw lid because they easily get spilled and oh the mess they make! The kids are young and accidents happen easily in here.   Thank You, Mrs. Bowersox cbowersox@wayne-local.com

I'M BAAAAAACK !!!!!!!   Congratulations to Mrs. Graf and her husband.  They welcomed a baby boy into the world last weekend.  Both are home and doing well. I will be filling in for her, full-time, for the next several weeks. Parents can rest assured that I am trying to make the transition seamless.  All typical classroom practices will remain in place. Please feel free to email me with any questions.   Glen Burchfield 7th grade Mathematics gburchfield@wayne-local.com

HOW TO DISCUSS A BOOK WITH YOUR CHILD A book discussion is one of the best ways to support your child’s comprehension skills, which is the reader’s ability to understand what he/she has read. Comprehension is the main goal of reading. Here are some tips on how to have a discussion with your child. In general, avoid dead-end, yes/no questions such as "Did you like it?" You do not need to ask every question at one time, but choose a few from the list you would like to talk to your child about and fits the book your child is reading. Before your child reads a book, ask:

  • Why did you choose this book?
  • What makes you think this book is going to be interesting?
  • What do you think the book is going to be about?
  • What does the cover tell you about the book?
  • Does this book remind you of anything you've already read or seen?
  • What kind of characters do you think will be in the book?
  • What do you think is going to happen?
  • What do you want to learn?

While your child is reading a book, try asking:

  • Will you catch me up on the story? What's happened so far?
  • What do you think will happen next?
  • If you were that character, what would you have done differently in that situation?
  • Can I summarize this chapter or part in my own words?
  • Where is the book set?
  • What is the problem in this book?
  • If the main character in that story lived next door, would you guys be friends?
  • What does the place look like in your head as you read? Would you want to visit there?
  • Did you learn any new words or facts so far?

After your child has finished a book, ask questions like:

  • What was your favorite part of the book? Why?
  • Tell about a part that you liked or disliked and tell why?
  • Who was your favorite character? Why?
  • Describe how a character changed throughout the book.
  • What was the most interesting thing you learned from the book?
  • Why do you think the author wrote this story?  Is there a lesson we can learn from this story?
  • Would you have ended the book differently? Did it end the way you thought it would?
  • What were some of the problems or situations the characters encountered?
  • How was the problem solved?

Happy Reading,   Mrs. Lora Schafer Rainbow Reading Teacher lschafer@wayne-local.com  

PARENTS OF 8TH GRADE STUDENTS TAKING PREALGEBRA.    Hopefully you are aware that your child has a 30 minute STEP class right before lunch every day of the week. On two days of the week (either Mon/Tues or Wed/Thurs) they are expected to complete either an assignment on Edulastic or Study Island. Both of these programs are written much like the State Test which your child will be taking late April. The questions vary from the standard multiple choice, extended response and fill in the blank to the more recent drag and drop, choose ALL that apply, and using tools to graph, draw, and manipulate figures on a coordinate plane. The assignment is posted on Monday and every student has the entire week to complete the assignment. Both programs can be accessed anywhere your child can get online.  Two days are set aside specifically in STEP for your child to have access to the chrome books and complete the assignment in class. Your child also has the ability to check their progress the following day when they have me for PreAlgebra BEFORE they submit their assignment. This enables them to go back and fix any problems that they have missed. On Study Island, if they do not earn a 70% or higher on their assignment, a REDO option is posted so that they can try again. The purpose of both of these programs is two-fold. First and foremost, your child needs the extra practice to master the skills taught in class. Secondly, your child needs to be comfortable with answering math questions online which is much different than doing math on paper. Your child had similar expectations with the ALEKS program they used last year in 7th grade. I encourage you to please check your child’s progress in this area weekly. If you notice that they have either not completed the assignment or have earned a poor grade, please hold them accountable. You now know they have every opportunity to practice, revise, and redo the assignment all week including with you at home. I also offer after school help every Wednesday and students are more than welcome to work on their STEP assignment during that hour as well. If you have any questions about Edulastic, Study Island, STEP, after school help, or the PreAlgebra curriculum in general, please call or email. As always, thanks for your support at home!   Stephanie Krumholtz skrumholtz@wayne-local.com (513)897-4706

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.   To register, please send the following information to Kelly Miller at kmiller@wayne-local.com :  

  • If you are Subscribing or Unsubscribing
  • Phone number that is being contacted
  • Parent’s name and student’s name
  • Phone number that you can be reached at if we have questions
  • State your preference of notification:

                  Phone call and text and/or Email You may also call Kelly Miller at 513-897-2776 X3007 or email her if you have any questions.

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 access the nomination form 2 different ways. 

  • You can nominate deserving teachers by completing the on-line form on the www.apcwc.org website – just click on - http://www.apcwc.org/project-excellence/ and click on “PROJECT EXCELLENCE NOMINATION FORM” to open –  complete the requested  information and when you hit “submit” the document will be emailed to Project Excellence in Lebanon. NOTE: nominations received that have the text area left blank will be discarded  “Text Area” What does this educator do that exemplifies excellence in teaching? Please be as specific as possible.  
  • If you prefer you may print the Project Excellence form for 2017 by clicking here.  This document can be mailed via US Mail – send to Area Progress Council of Warren County, Inc., Project Excellence Committee, P O Box 802, Lebanon 45036 or scanned and emailed to apcpe@ohioinfo.org .   Nominations will close Friday – February 24, 2017.

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.


Cathy Joefreda cjoefreda@wayne-local.com


Abby Shinkle  ashinkle@wayne-local.com

Ohio School Board Association Scholarship - Help us spread the word! Deadline is March 3, 2017 OSBA -Ohio School Board Association is accepting applications for the 2017 OSBA's Black Caucus Leo Lucas Scholarship, a program that provides graduating ethnically diverse high-school seniors’ funds for college. The program is named for the late Leo Lucas, a Dayton City school board member and educator who founded the caucus. The selection process for applicants will be evaluated on the following elements: Academic record, extracurricular activities, personal qualities, and provide a letter of acceptance to an accredited postsecondary institution of higher learning that they will be attending prior to award conferral. The application deadline is March 3, 2017. Applications available at: www.ohioschoolboards.org/ohioblack-caucus . For further information, contact Van Keating or Damon Asbury at (614) 540-4000 or vkeating@ohioschoolboards.org or dasbury@ohioschoolboards.org. (3/3) Abby J. Shinkle Academic Planning 6-12 ashinkle@wayne-local.com

Middle & High School 2017 Summer Academic Opportunities: Exploring STEMM: Start Planning Now!     Wright State University offers Pre- College Summer Camps 2017. These programs offer enrichment and exploration of many interesting subjects.    The WSU office of Pre-College Programs in conjunction with the College of Science and Mathematics, College of Engineering and Computer Science, and Boonshoft School of Medicine are pleased to offer Exploring STEMM – Enriching Minds Through Science 2017.  Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine.   Students who are selected will participate in a variety of STEMM disciplines over a two-day period. Students will spend the night one night on campus under the supervision of residential Assistants.

  • Exploring STEMM (Grades 7-9) will include: Exploring Human Anatomy, Exploring the  Nano-world  of Precious Metals, Brain Plasticity, No Avatar Needed, DNA and Forensic Science, More than Books: How the Library Supports STEMM students, Demonstrations of Chemistry in Our Lives, Falling Waters (FREE) June 26-27 (females only) June 29-30 (males only) July 6-7 (co-ed)
  • Residential Camp (Grades 6-9) will include:  Architectural Engineering, Busted Physics Facts, Dramatic Theater, Leadership skills, Young Writer’s –Creative Mind. Neuroscience: Bridging the Gap (COST) (several different dates per program)
  • Residential Institutes (10-12) will include: Advanced Web Design, Engineering, Food Science: STEM, Forensic Science, Law and Government, Performance Theatre, Intensive Academic English (for ESL) and Take Action – Leadership. (COST) (several different dates per program) 

Deadlines are two weeks before each event that is offered (Beginning June 1, 2017).    Confirmation materials upon completion of application, which must include a nomination letter from a teacher, will be e-mailed.  Applications are taken on a first come first serve basis. This program will fill quickly; early registration is encouraged. Register online. For more information about each program offered visit: https://www.wright.edu/student-affairs/pre-college-programs Telephone: 937-775-3135, E-mail: precollege@wright.edu or brenda.dewberry@wright.edu  (4/28)   Abby Shinkle Academic Success Planner ashinkle@wayne-local.com

Midwest Veterinary Exploration Conference, February 25, 2017,  The Veterinary Exploration Conference exposes juniors and senior students to the wide range of careers in veterinary medicine.  There’s something for parents, too: The Parent Workshop addresses questions regarding financial aid options, veterinary school admissions requirements and career paths in veterinary medicine. The fees for both events cover all program materials and lunch. Gold Sponsor Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine for supporting this event.   VEC & College Fair: Saturday, Feb. 25: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Parent Workshop: Saturday, Feb. 25: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. • Registration: $10 for students, $10 for parents/chaperones; advance registration required.  Location: Hyatt Regency, Columbus Ohio.  Registration Deadline – Feb. 19, 2017   For more information:  MLC@Ohiovma.org or contact Mia Cunningham 614-436-1300       http://mvcinfo.org/students/VEC.html  (2/17)   Abby J. Shinkle Academic Planning 6-12 ashinkle@wayne-local.com

Manufacturing Day 2017, Sinclair College, March 7, 8, or 9 2017   2017 SENIORS - Sinclair College is offering “Manufacturing Days 2017” March 7, 8, or 9 from 8 a.m. to noon.  Select one date!   Focus on Operations Technology and Automation and Control Technology departments and the Science, Mathematics and Engineering Internship office. Great Work opportunities with this associates degree!  This campus visit is designed to engage students interested in manufacturing careers that plan on attending Sinclair. The morning will include hands-on manufacturing related activities, presentations by Sinclair faculty and staff, and the opportunity to meet with an academic advisor to register for summer and/or fall term classes. Please note this is not a field trip or career exploration day. This event will focus on the many opportunities that exist for manufacturing-related students via education and internships.  Registration is required and space is limited to 30 per day. Please complete the registration form in the WHS Office or you can find it posted  on your 2017 Career/Character Ed Google Classroom. Return it to Nina Allen at nina.allen@sinclair.edu  by March 1, 2017. Parents are welcome to attend an information session from 10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. with lunch provided from 11:15 a.m. - noon.) If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nina at 937-512-2275 or the Tech Prep office at 937-512-5146. (2/24) Abby J. Shinkle Academic Planning 6-12 ashinkle@wayne-local.com University of Dayton

Educational Camps- High School Programs   Want to get a jump-start on your college education? The University of Dayton offers programs that allow you to earn college credit while you're still in high school. Open to rising Juniors, Seniors and College Freshman.   Entrepreneurship 101 Camp:  This program provides students with the skills to develop their ideas for a product or business.  Through corporate site visits, hands-on projects and networking, students can take the first step to becoming a successful entrepreneur.  Students will have the opportunity to earn three credit hours and complete up to $10,000 in UD Scholarships in an elevator pitch competition. Camp takes place June 18-30, 2017.   For more information, application and cost go to: https://udayton.edu/apply/undergraduate/hsprograms/entrepreneurship-101.php   Summer Sustainability: Food Systems Camp:  This program will focus on food sustainability, availability, scarcity and justice issues with collaboration of UD faculty, students and community partners to provide a hands-on learning experience including topic discussions, reflection and group-based learning:  Work with faculty and students from disciplines within the health and social sciences including dietetics and sociology.  Develop skills in preparing nutritious meals that promote environmental sustainability.  Learn how foods in your area are connected to your social and physical health.  See what access to food in an urban community is like.    You’ll experience a wide range of educational activities, including: Work with other peers to develop strategies to address food insecurity using local resources.  Connect local food to your health, as well as environmental and community health.  Work in a local, urban garden.  Explore conventional and alternative farms.   Trips to local markets and grocery stores, and prepare a farm-to-table meal.  For more information, application and cost go to: https://udayton.edu/apply/undergraduate/hsprograms/summer-sustainability.php  (3/24) Abby J. Shinkle Academic Planning 6-12 ashinkle@wayne-local.com

This month all students 6-12 will be exposed to Teen Dating Violence Prevention Education

from the www.loveisrespect.org and www.breakthecycle.org .  There are many parent and student resources available on both sites. This is an important topic because over 72% of 8th and 9th graders are in a dating relationship.  Less than 50% of their parents are aware their child is “dating.”  Help bridge that gap with your child by taking the time to talk about Healthy relationships. Click on the link for tips on how to talk to your child about a possibly uncomfortable conversation. Bridging the Gap: Youth and Adults Coming Together.     High school students “Chalked About Love” this week and that display is in the HS lobby.  More to come next week.  (3/3)

KNOW! Teachable Moment: Do you know someone with a  Smartphone Addiction? From Drug Free Action Alliance     We jokingly talk about students being addicted to their smartphones, but in reality, it is no laughing matter. Cell phone addiction is real and can be destructive to the lives of those who truly cannot control their use. New research released by Common Sense Media tells us that parents of teens and tweens are now spending as much time on their phones as their children. About 60% of these parents believe their teens are addicted to their phones, but less than 30% of these same parents believe themselves to be addicted. In this same study, 56% of parents admit to checking their mobile devices while driving in the car with their children, while 51% of teens say they witness it. Dangerous in so many ways!  Take the quiz located at the following link. Know! if You Have a Smartphone Addiction  For information on how to get help please click on the following link.  Help for Smartphone Addiction   (3/17) ADULTS MUST LEAD BY EXAMPLE.

ANGER MANAGEMENT Program beginning February 2017   An Anger Management Program is being offered to middle school and high school students starting late February. A Solutions Community Counseling prevention staff member will run this group and a permission slip is required. The group will run free of charge and will be held during the school day.  This program will teach your teen how to control his/her anger and improve his/her social skills.  This program will also help your teen communicate more effectively with peers and adults.  The group will run for 9 weeks starting late February.   Groups are forming now and may be gender mixed depending on number of students wanting to participate. Please go to http://whsguidance.weebly.com/mental-health-programming.html for a permission slip. Please return your form by Feb 13. (2/10)

Senate Page Program   Senator Portman has been offered the opportunity to nominate a Senate Page for Summer 2017 – Session 1, which would run from June 12, 2017 – June 30, 2017.  The application deadline is February 27, 2017. Requirements for Selection

  • Senate Pages must be sponsored by a Senator
  • Pages must be citizens of the United States or subject to agreements of the Department of State, and must have a social security number
  • Summer Page eligibility is limited to students who have completed the sophomore year and who will be 16 or 17 years old on or before the date of appointment
  • Pages must verify a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a home school transcript and a certification of immunization to qualify for attendance at the school
  • A general health assessment completed by a licensed physician is required, in addition to a certification of immunization
  • Pages are required to be covered by health insurance; if not covered, they will be required to enroll in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program

The application and additional information about the program can be found at: http://www.portman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/page-program (2/24) Abby J. Shinkle Academic Planning 6-12 ashinkle@wayne-local.com

ACT –SAT PREP OPPORTUNITIES Waynesville High School JUNIORS are scheduled to take the ACT college admissions test on April 19, 2017 at WHS, within the school day, free of charge.  This is a new Ohio law this creates great opportunity and can cut the cost of college entrance in half to a third of what it was previously.  To help prepare the Juniors for this test, WHS has implemented an ACT Review within the school day during the ETEH time frame.  However, if you feel your child could use extra prep, WHS recommends looking into the LEAProgram.  http://www.leaprogram.com/.   The LEAP (Learning Environment & Assistance Program) is another avenue to help your child prepare for the ACT.    The LEAProgram assists students to help meet their individual goals. There are many different categories to investigate, however the ACT prep session is highly recommended.  There are currently sessions available in Mason, Ohio.  The course consists of four – 2 hour strategy sessions: English, Mathematics, Reading/Science and Essay taught by top-notch math and English teachers. Each strategy session includes introduction to the ACT and SAT tests, explanation of strategies for particular questions, group practice of strategies, independent practice and question/answer time. The class also includes the administration of a three-hour multiple choice actual ACT test that is scored and students can keep for review. At the conclusion of the course, students will have completed at least 3 full ACT's and 1 SAT. Students must purchase The Official ACT Prep Guide.   Note that the fourth of the five classes will be 4 hours in length to allow for a full-length timed ACT administration. This is an actual ACT that is scored and students get to keep for further review.  All courses limited to 18 students, but they offer several opportunities each time to accommodate many students and a variety of scheduling needs.  It would be important to check dates for availability. Sessions are filling up quickly.  For more information go to http://www.leaprogram.com/registration/free-act-practice-test.php   or e-mail info@leaprogram.com Abby Shinkle Academic Advisor/ Career Rep. ashinkle@wayne-local.com *************************************************

SPORTS NEWS Athletic Schedules:   www.wayne-local.com under Athletics  

All records and stats can be found at the SWBL website   swblsports.com

Athletic Boosters Dodge Ball Tournament Date moved from Tonight to Saturday, March 11. Information is in the High School and Middle School office.  

Boys Basketball take on The Madison Mohawks tonight at Waynesville. Freshman tip at 4:30 followed by the JV and Varsity.  

Lady Spartans bounce back with two wins after first loss to Milton.   The Lady Spartans suffered their first loss of the season at Milton Union last Saturday.  The team fought hard and had chances at the end of the game but fell short 43 to 40.   On Tuesday the team rebounded with a win at Carlisle by a score of 59 to 34 the team had 4 players in double figures with Rachel Murray with 15, Marcella Sizer with 13 and 14 rebounds and Aubrey Rains and Lynzie Hartshorn with 10 each.   The team then traveled to Monroe on Thursday and defeated a very good Monroe team that had only lost to Bellbrook, 18, and 1 Edgewood on the season.  The game was very physical but the ladies hung in there and came away with a 45 to 35 win moving their record to 18 and 1 on the season Rachel Murray had 18 points and Marcella Sizer had 9 points and 11 rebounds for Waynesville.  This was a total team effort and a very good win for the girls.  

SATURDAY IS Senior Day!!!! The last home game will be this Saturday vs Carlisle at 12 and 1:15.  Our two Seniors Bri Barton and Kerstyn Purkey will be making their final appearance at home for the team. Come out and support us on Saturday.  

Lady Spartans JV Basketball Grab 2 More League Wins, Now 15-3 The JV continued their win streak in league with victories Saturday at Milton Union and Tuesday at Carlisle.  The Lady Spartans beat Milton Union 32-18 after jumping out to an early lead behind their aggressive defense.  Kenzie Purkey led the team in scoring with 9 points and 5 steals.  Carli Brown contributed 8 points and 2 assists.  Kennedy Deters scored 5 points.  Victoria Wheeland and Leianna Flowers each scored 4 points and pulled down 3 and 5 rebounds, respectively.  Lynzie Hartshorn scored 2 points.  Devin Phillips, Kenna Harvey, and Kara Jenkins all contributed to the victory with solid play.  Against Carlisle on Tuesday, the JV again used their defensive pressure and domination of the boards to jump out to an early lead.  Purkey led the team in scoring with 16 points and 3 assists. Wheeland finished with her first double double of the season, scoring 12 points and pulling down 14 rebounds.  Flowers had her second double double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds.  Brown contributed 8 points, 2 assists, and 4 steals.  Deters scored 4 points, had 3 rebounds, and 2 assists.  Harvey scored 2 points and had 2 assists.  Phillips, Jenkins, and Mary Baker all contributed solid minutes to seal the victory.   Thursday night, the Lady Spartans traveled to Monroe.  The JV battled with Monroe in a close game where both teams were often tied or within a few points of each other.  Unfortunately, the Spartans came up short at the end of the game, losing 34-31.  Harvey led the team in scoring with 10 points and 5 rebounds.  Brown contributed 8 points, 3 assists, and 3 steals.  Flowers and Wheeland each scored 4 points and pulled down 9 and 4 rebounds, respectively.  Purkey scored 3 points and had 3 assists.  Deters scored 2 points and Phillips contributed solid minutes.   Waynesville resumes league play Saturday with their last home game of the season.  Come out and support the Lady Spartans as they take on Carlisle for Senior Night!  The JV game starts at 12 pm with recognition of our seniors and the varsity game to follow.  

All JH Teams start SWBL Tournament play this weekend! Wrestling will travel to Preble Shawnee Boys Basketball will travel to Brookville Girls Basketball will travel to Oakwood   Good Luck to all the Teams this weekend! Go Spartans!  

High School Wrestling This coming Wednesday, Waynesville will host a Tri-Match with Bellbrook and Alter starting at 6pm. We will also honor the three seniors - Tayler Steele, Travis Foster and Brandon Bohman.   Swim Team The swim team will compete at Trotwood Madison tonight in the SWBL meet.  

Boys Basketball Update The Freshman Basketball Team defeated Northridge last Friday by the score of 27-26.  They defeated Preble Shawnee on Tuesday by the score of 44-30.  They return to action tonight against league rival Madison.  Tip-off is 4:30. The JV Team defeated Northridge last Friday by the score of 66-61.  They defeated Preble Shawnee Tuesday by the score of 55-39.  They return action tonight against league rival Madison.  Tip-off is 6:00pm. The Varsity Team defeated Northridge last Friday by the score of 55-51.  They lost to league leading Preble Shawnee Tuesday by the score of 55-58.  They return to action tonight against league rival Madison.  Tip-off is 7:30pm.   Northridge Box Score http://swblsports.com/bkGameStats.aspx?gameid=262168 Preble Shawnee Box Score http://swblsports.com/bkGameStats.aspx?gameid=262169  

WHS Competition Cheerleading Squad The competition squad will perform its hip-hop routine at halftime of the varsity basketball game tonight!  They also are doing a friends / family / community performance of their stunting routine at 10:45 am in the elementary gym on Saturday morning.  These performances will help the team prepare for their state qualifying competition being held at Stivers this Sunday.  Please support the team by catching one of these performances or by attending the competition at Stivers this Sunday!  

Junior High Girls Basketball   8th Grade Girls Basketball: Legacy Christian (Won 26-24) January 31st: The 8th grade Lady Spartans finished off the regular season with a great team win over a tough Legacy Christian team this past Tuesday improving their overall record to 12-4. After struggling to score in the first quarter trailing 3-9, Leah Butterbaugh, Jaden Lawrenz, Lydia Anderson and Hannah Gill all scored in the second quarter and gaining the lead before halftime. The second half was won on the defensive end of the floor with the help of Elaina Grayson, Kiersten Williams and Emily Wells holding Legacy Christian scoreless in the 3rd quarter. The 8th grade will begin their postseason league tournament this Saturday when they face Northridge at 1:30 pm at Oakwood High School.            

7th Grade Girls Basketball: Milton Union (Won 34-17) January 31st: The 7th grade Lady Spartans also finished out their regular season with a win over Milton Union’s one team of 7th and 8th graders, improving their overall record to 13-3, the best record of the four junior high teams. Offensively the 7th grade was led by Alexei Van Schaik (13) and Ryleigh Anderson (6) along with five other girls joining them in the scoring column. The 7th grade was fantastic on the defensive end lead by Savanna Amburgy running 4 different defenses throughout the game. The 7th grade will begin their postseason league tournament this Saturday when they face Monroe at 9:45 am at Smith Elementary School (Oakwood). Please come out and support our Junior High Lady Spartans as they look to bring home the league championship!


FREE CLINIC: Fri. March 10, 2017, 5:00pm-8:00pm LSYVB Mini-Season Practice Dates: Apr. 19, 24, 26, & May 1, 3. (Mondays & Wednesdays afterschool) 6th Grade Practices: 2:45-5, Grades 2-5: 3:30-5 Watch for the flyer/registration for BOTH the clinic and mini-season to come home with your daughter in early February! Questions Contact: Lisa Harvey, volleyball@waynelocal.net  

SPARTAN STADIUM BLANKETS! We have Waynesville Spartan stadium blankets for sale:  $20, proceeds benefit Waynesville Volleyball. Questions Contact: Lisa Harvey, volleyball@waynelocal.net Follow us on Twitter  & Instagram @VBSpartans https://sites.google.com/a/waynelocal.net/vb/  

The Waynesville High School baseball team will be sponsoring their Ninth Annual mattress sale on Saturday, February 18. Brand new, top quality mattress sets with full manufacturer warranties. Much higher quality for price than a retail store! All sizes, price ranges, delivery and free layaway will be available. Floor models will be on display at Waynesville Middle School from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 18. We will be taking orders and everything will be ready for pick up or delivery within 2 weeks.

Waynesville Athletic Family Passes are still available for purchase from the High School Office.             Family of 4 = $200.00 Additional (Student/Children = $25.00 each)             Adult Pass = $80.00             Student Pass = $50.00   If interested in purchasing a season pass, visit the high school office or contact the Waynesville Athletic Department at (513) 897-8756.  

Contribute to Waynesville Community Field: Our students have a high quality, outdoor artificial turf system available for practice and events.  Our durable surface provides superior playability with an excellent drainage system.  The natural looking aesthetics with long lasting performance will enhance our outdoor programs for years to come.  You can still support this project by making a lasting contribution.  $10,000 & Up Sponsors *Includes recognition on larger slot yard lines and 8x8 brick, in game recognition announcement, field signage $1,000 & Up Sponsors *Includes Name on a yard line recognition sign and 8x8 brick.  Be a Brick Sponsor:  One 4X8 brick with a minimum gift of $250 =3 lines of laser text having 18 letters/spaces.  One 8X8 brick with a minimum gift of $500 = 6 lines of laser text having 18 letters/spaces. Your personalized brick can be in recognition of students, alumni, families, corporations and organizations, in our honorarium brick yard by the scoreboard area. Brick Sponsors can use PAYFORIT and pay online https://www.payforit.net/MakeItemPaymentEx.aspx .  Brick text can be emailed to  fundraiser@wayne-local.com    Advertise with Us There are numerous ways in which you can partner with the athletic department to promote your business or group. If you’re interested in connecting with people though Waynesville Athletics contact 513 897-8756 for details on available opportunities. Athletic Director Mr. Chip King  cking@wayne-local.com WLS resident senior citizens (age 62 and over) are eligible for a free pass for all home sports events - Senior citizens who live in the Wayne Local School District can contact Helen at the central office for the passes. 897-6971

TRANSPORTATION SAFETY TIPS Regardless of weather conditions, students must be standing at the designated stop prior to the bus’ scheduled arrival.  

INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOOL CLOSING FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER   As we head into winter it is very important for parents to have back up plans in place for delays, early dismissals and closures.   We understand that our decision to open or close schools in bad weather has a big effect on families. We also understand that our students are better served by being in school. As always, our top priority is the safety of our students.  We will always try to make our decisions as early as possible.  Your child will feel safer if they know what they are to do in these situations.

BUS ROUTES For your convenience an alphabetical street name list with bus numbers is located on the Wayne Local website. *************************************************

WELLNESS WC Combined Health District Newsletter – Jan 2016 FLU SEASON Flu season has arrived and currently Ohio is listed as a state where the virus is widespread. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.   Flu symptoms: Fever or feeling feverish/chills; Cough; Sore Throat; Runny or Stuffy Nose; Muscle or body aches; Headaches; Fatigue   Flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby.   You may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick. Most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick.  If your child is diagnosed with flu they should remain home until symptoms are gone and the child is without fever for 24 hours.   Jen Royalty, RN, BSN Wayne Local School Nurse jroyalty@wayne-local.com  

HEALTHY WEIGHT BASICS:  ENERGY BALANCE   Energy is another word for “calories.”  What you eat and drink is ENERGY IN.  What you burn through physical activity is ENERGY OUT.  Energy balance is the balance between ENERGY IN AND ENERGY OUT.  This balance is needed to maintain a healthy weight.  Other factors that affect a person’s weight include metabolism (the way your body converts food and oxygen into energy), genes, and the environment.  Changes in our environment that make it harder to do things that keep us healthy have a lot to do with our overall increase in weight over the past few decades.  For example:

  • We’re an in-the-car and sit-behind-a-desk society.For many of us-parents and children alike-daily life doesn’t involve a lot of physical activity and exercise.If we want to be active, we have to make an effort.
  • Food is everywhere, and so are messages telling us to eat and drink.We can get something to eat in places where it was never available before and going out to eat or getting carryout is easy.
  • Food portions at restaurants and at home are bigger than they used to be.

Becoming overweight doesn’t happen overnight.  It happens over time-when the energy we take in by eating is not in balance with the energy we burn from being active.  Think of it as balancing your “lifestyle budget.”  For example, if you know you and your family will be going to a party and may eat more high-calorie foods than normal, then you may wish to eat fewer calories for a few days before so that it balances out.  Or, you can increase your physical activity level for the few days before or after the party, so that you can burn off the extra energy.   Here’s another way of looking at energy balance in real life.  Eating just 150 calories more a day than you burn can lead to an extra 5 pounds over 6 months.  That’s a gain of 10 pounds a year.  If you don’t want this weight gain to happen, or you want to lose the extra weight, you can either reduce your ENERGY IN or increase your ENERGY OUT.  Doing both is the best way to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.   Here are some ways to cut 150 calories (ENERGY IN):

  • Drink water instead of a 12-ounce regular soda
  • Order a small serving of French fries instead of a medium, or order a salad with dressing on the side instead
  • Eat an egg-white omelet (with three eggs), instead of whole eggs
  • Use tuna canned in water (6-ounce can), instead of oil

Here are some ways to burn 150 calories (ENERGY OUT), in just 30 minutes (for a 150 pound person):

  • Shoot hoops
  • Walk two miles
  • Do yard work (gardening, raking leaves, etc.)
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Dance with your family or friends

For more nutritional information or to find out about the Warren County Combined Health Districts free nutrition and weight-loss class please visit www.wcchd.com or call 513-695-1477.

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

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

CHILD FIND A Search for all children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21. Child find is the process of identifying, locating and evaluating children with disabilities who may be in need of special education and related services. Contact: Mr. Pat Dubbs, Superintendent at 513 897-6971.

2016/17 School Calendar  This calendar was adopted at the February 8, 2016 BOE meeting.

TWO-HOUR DELAY AND EARLY RELEASE SCHEDULES  Plan “B” – Two Hour Delay School Schedule  & Plan “B” – Two Hour Early Release Schedule 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764) SaferOH Tip Line Read more. PAY FOR IT Student fees can be paid online by signing up for Pay For It.  If you are interested in paying fees online visit our website and enroll.

ONE CALL NOW One Call Now is Wayne Local School’s Emergency Notification System.  It is used to contact students and school staff quickly and effectively by phone, email, and/or text message. You can receive phone calls, text alerts or emails regarding School Closings, Delays, or other Special Events/Circumstances. Text messaging and emails will be received faster than phone calls; so we always encourage subscribers to sign up for text and/or email. BCI AND FBI BACKGROUND CHECKS

BCI & FBI Background Check Information

2016/17 STUDENT INSURANCE  If you are interested in Student Insurance, please click here

SCRIP BENEFITS WAYNE LOCAL WLS Spartan Scrip Central is here for your gift giving needs. Scrip is a win-win for both you and WLS. Here is how it works – you purchase gift cards for various retailers at face value and WLS gets a percentage back from the sale.  Read More.

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


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

  2016/2017 PTO Officers  President: Jen Pond Vice Pres.#1 Mindi Squire Vice Pres. #2 Jamie Manley Treasurer: Courtney Buck Secretary: Jessica Dupps ************************************************* COMMUNITY NEWS Community announcements are provided as a courtesy for the community. WLS does not endorse or promote any activity. 10th Annual Warren County Foundation Community Service Awards   These awards recognize individual volunteers, non-profit organizations and community-minded businesses that, through their community service, are making a significant contribution toward enhancing the quality of life in Warren County.   You are invited to make nominations for these awards.  A description of the award categories and criteria, an award nomination form and a list of previous award recipients can be obtained online at www.warrencountyfoundation.org under “News Spotlight”, or from the Warren County Foundation office by calling 513 934-1001.  Nominations are requested by March 3, 2017.  Please mail your nominations to the Warren County Foundation at P O Box 495, Lebanon, OH  45036, or email them to jimbliss@warrencountyfoundation.org .   Awards will be presented at the Warren County Foundation’s Community Service Awards Banquet to be held Thursday evening, May 4, 2017, at the Manor House in Mason, Ohio.  LCNB National Bank is Presenting Sponsor for this 10th Annual awards program and banquet. Great Backyard Bird Count All are welcome. Hisey Park – 5443 Middletown Rd., Waynesville Sat. Feb. 18 – 10:00 to 4:00 Sun. Feb. 19 – 4:00 to 7:00

  • Watch Birds at Feeders. Learn Birding Skills from Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists while enjoying the comforts of the Old