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2021-22 State Report Cards for Ohio's K-12 Schools

Reported by the Dayton Daily News on Thursday, September 15, 2022:
Below is a chart of the 2021-22 State Report Card results for local school districts.  State report cards show a wide variety of data for Ohio’s K-12 public school districts. This chart shows schools’ rating on a 1 to 5-star scale for raw achievement on state tests (including performance index), and the progress rating, showing year-over-year improvement.
From Our Perspective: 
As you look at the local comparison results, you will see that Oakwood ranks #1 and  Wayne Local Schools ranks #2 in performance index within three county areas - Montgomery, Miami and Northern Warren. 


The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®) announced the names of over 16,000 Semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,250 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $28 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 95 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and approximately half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title. 

NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 340 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.

Tomorrow is CONSTITUTION DAY - September 17, 2022

On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created. We encourage all Americans to observe this important day in our nation's history by attending local events in your area. Celebrate Constitution Day through activities, learning, parades and demonstrations of our Love for the United State of America and the Blessings of Freedom Our Founding Fathers secured for us.





Last Friday evening, the Spartans tilted with the Madison Mohawks for homecoming. The Spartans came out of the gate ready to play.  With not a down wasted by the offense or defense, the Spartans made quick work of the Mohawks ending the game with a final score of 44-14 Spartans win. 

Students gathered on Saturday, September 10th to take part in the school's Homecoming Dance. 


Mr. Hardin’s anatomy class started the year off with a body system poster project.  Each group had to pick a body system and a theme and draw and color the poster to introduce the body systems to their classmates.  Look at these amazing body systems and works of art!!

Girls Soccer
On Monday, the Lady Spartans faced the Mariemont Warriors on the road. In true Lady Spartans fashion, they dominated early on in the game. The defense tonight was especially good, only giving up one goal. The offense was typical of this girls’ soccer program: domineering and aggressive.  All of their fantastic play earned the Lady Spartans a 4-1 win. 


On Tuesday, the girls volleyball team played the Valley View Spartans on the road. Waynesville played extremely hard and kept each set extremely close but ultimately they were no match for Valley View falling in three sets. The final scores were 25-15, 25-21, 29-27.

Girls tennis celebrated their seniors:  Kayla Smith, Megan Rieger, and Carianne Everson Tuesday night at their match versus Clinton Massie.  The team fell short 3-2 to Massie.


9/16/2022 THROUGH 9/23/2022


OCTOBER 7, 2022
On October 7, 2022, elementary school students will be participating in a Fun Run to support our school. All of the money raised will be used by the Waynesville Elementary PTO and Waynesville Elementary School to support teachers, staff, and students throughout the year.

To get started:
  • Watch our kick-off video (
  • Register your child at: [].
  • Create a profile for your child and share it with friends and family on social media.
  • All students who are registered and have shared their social media profile by September 9, will be entered into a RAFFLE to win a "SPARTAN FAMILY SPORTS PASS", good for all home sporting events for the ‘22-‘23 season.
We will also be providing a special Fun Run T-Shirt to ALL students.
Please complete the following Google form to ensure your child receives the correct size: If we do not receive your response by September 9, a particular size will not be guaranteed for your child.

The Education Connection (TEC)

The Education Connection (TEC) is Wayne Local’s notification system used to contact students and school staff quickly and effectively by phone and/or email.  You can receive notifications regarding School Closings, Delays, or other Special Events/Circumstances.  Your phone numbers will automatically populate based on student information in our database.  



Click here if you no longer wish to receive phone notifications

Email Kelly Miller at if you have questions.



PSAT 2022 Registration
WHS students are offered the opportunity to take the PSAT on Tuesday, October 25th at 7:45 am. The cost of the test is $18. Please fill out and return the permission slip by Wednesday, September 7th.
As a junior in high school, scoring well on the PSAT gives students a chance to enter the National Merit Scholarship Program and gain access to college and career planning tools. Taking the test earlier than junior year may provide a valuable learning experience. This is an OPTIONAL test. The results will not be used for placement/scheduling purposes. For more information on the PSAT, potential scholarship opportunities associated with the PSAT, and preparation materials, go to

PSAT Information
PSAT Permission Slip

When:  October 25th, 2022 at 7:45am
Where:  Waynesville Community Church

Cost: $18.00 (Checks payable to: Waynesville High School and indicate child’s name and grade on memo line)

Permission Slip Due: September 7th
*You must arrive at Waynesville Community Church by 7:45am. 

*If your student drives to school, they will report to the Waynesville Community Church at 7:45am on the day of the test. They will drive to the high school when they are finished taking the test.

*If your student rides the bus to school, they will report to the High School gym when they get off of the bus on the day of the test. They will be bussed back to the high school when they are finished taking the test.

*Students will eat lunch at the Waynesville Community Church when they are finished taking the test.

*Include a check with this permission slip. The cost of the test is $18. Checks should be made payable to Waynesville High School. Include your child’s name and grade on the memo line.

*Return this slip and your check to Sharon Vogel in the High School office

Questions please contact:  Karen Boggs



For the past two years, the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) has offered waivers to Child Nutrition (CN) Programs across the United States, allowing these programs to offer all students breakfast and lunch at no charge.  These waivers expired on June 30, 2022.  This means that this school year, the CN programs across the nation will return to normal, pre-pandemic operations. 

2022/23 Free and Reduced Meal Applications are available now.  Please go to your Final Forms Account to print the application. 

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

You may drop off the application with any building secretary or email to:

Click here to website             Phone: (513) 897- 4826


Magnet Science for Preschoolers (3 yrs. – Kindergartners) and a Caregiver.   Friday, September 23 4:00pm to 4:30pm.  We will be learning how magnets work with several hands on activities.  All children should bring an adult with them.  Required Registration will begin September 6.  Questions, please contact Kathleen @

Look Who’s Reading Book Club (grade K.) at The Mary L. Cook Public Library
will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, September 27 6:00pm - 6:30pm
The group will engage in a variety of fun learning activities featuring phonics, the writing of letters and words, and many other skills that promote a strong literacy foundation.  Registration is required for this book club and began on August 15.   Books will be available to pick up beginning of September.  For more information, contact Miss Cathy @
Chapters Book Club a book club for those in grades 1 and 2.  This group will read one short chapter book a month, and then we meet to discuss the book, the author and do activities associated with the book.  The Chapters book club will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, September 20 4:00pm - 4:45pmRegistration is required for this book club and began on August 15.  Books will be available to pick up beginning of September.  For more information, contact Miss Kathleen @
Calling all Book Worms (grades 3 – 5) to join The Rapid Readers & wRiters
at The Mary L. Cook Public Library. We will hold our first meeting on Tuesday, September 27 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Please join us as we discuss books, play games, try out a bit of creative writing, and enjoy a light snack. Registration is required for this book club and began on August 15.  Books will be available to pick up beginning of September. For more information, contact Miss Kathleen @
Drop in Storytimes at Mary L. Cook Public Library!  Please note new times: Drop in Monday 10:15am-10:30am, Tuesday 1:30pm-1:45pm, Wednesday 6:15pm - 6:30pm or Friday 10:15am - 10:30am.  Join us in the children’s area for a few stories and laughs. No registration required.
Preschool Storytimes for 3 - 5 year olds including kindergartners
Thursdays 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.  Beginning Thursday, September 15. Registration requested.  We play games, sing songs, hear stories, and share laughs.
Toddler Time for 24 months - 36 months & their caregivers.
Tuesdays 10:30am - 11:00am. Beginning Tuesday, September 13. Registration requested.
We will read a story of two and do fun activities each program.  These sessions involve parents as active participants. Parents/caregivers are expected to stay with children during all sessions. This program involves messy fun, dress accordingly.
Baby Bookworms
Storytime for children from birth to 24 months and their parent or caregiver. Wednesdays 10:30-11:00 a.m. Beginning Wednesday September 14. Registration Requested.
Enjoy great books for babies, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood.   Parents/caregivers are expected to stay with children during all sessions.  These sessions involve parents as active participants

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