Good News Friday





School Scheduled To Open: 

Since the mold was discovered, Waynesville Junior/Senior High has remained closed for in-person instruction with students and staff.   We’ve addressed what we believe were the causes and have a remediation plan so we don’t have a recurrence. Our goal is to have all the remediation and repair work done this week and we will open school next Tuesday, August 30, 2022. Our parents have been tremendously supportive and understanding, and we know our students want to start the school year.  Our complete focus has been a return to a safe learning environment.  In order to welcome students back on Tuesday, we are allowing staff to report to the Jr./Sr. High school on August 26, 2022 at their option.  

The Issue Was Discovered:

Mold can grow very rapidly under certain conditions and can usually be seen or smelled. We experienced both; visually observing surface mold and noticing a musty smell in the building.  Testing revealed two common molds in areas of our high school wing;  Cladosporium and Penicillium/Aspergillus types both are commonly found both outside and inside.  These molds like moisture and dustiness.  For that reason we’ve removed moisture and dampness in the building along with extensive cleaning of all surfaces.   

The Remediation Process:

Throughout the remediation process the mold numbers inside the high school have taken a very positive trend downward.  The most recent numbers are low and indicate the air samples did not detect, relative to the outside air, the presence of indoor mold growth.   Our remediation process included the following: 

1. An Active Hydrogen Peroxide Plasma System was installed into the duct work. This is an air purification system that works to kill bacteria, viruses and mold; 

2. Portable air scrubbers were utilized with a pre-filter, a main filter, and two cells which flood the area with Hydrogen Peroxide Plasma for disinfection. The air and dehumidifiers have been continuously running. The filters on these units are changed daily.

3. All ceiling tiles in the entire building have been removed and replaced.

4.  All light fixtures, ventilation covers and HVAC returns have been removed and thoroughly cleaned and/or totally replaced with new ones.

5.  All carpets in the building have been cleaned thoroughly multiple times.

6.. Every surface, including walls, floors, shelving, etc. is in the process of being completely disassembled and cleaned.

The Situation Has Been Mitigated Thoroughly:

Representatives of the Warren County Health District met with school district leadership  on Wednesday, August 24th to  review environmental analysis reports.  The health district noted that the school district has taken this occurrence very seriously using aggressive measures to remediate the mold numbers and to prevent a future recurrence.  The Health District’s School Environmental Health and Safety Inspection Report states:

“Meeting to discuss the current mold remediation project in Waynesville Senior High School. In attendance were representatives from Wayne Local Schools, including the superintendent, assistant superintendent, principal, and teachers' union president and vice president. Also in attendance was a representative from RAM Restoration, the company conducting the mold remediation. Mold was observed in the Senior High School portion of the building on August 10, 2022. It is believed this was a result of a combination of environmental conditions including extremely hot and humid temperatures, annual carpet cleaning, and the malfunction of the HVAC system. Within the same week of the mold being discovered, RAM Restoration was on site collecting air and surface samples in several locations throughout the building. The initial results indicated the existence of common molds (Cladosporium and Penicillium/Aspergillus types) at levels higher than what is considered normal for an indoor environment. High levels of these species may cause those individuals who are sensitive to mold to experience adverse health effects. More air and surface samples were taken on August 22 and 23 in the same locations. These results showed a marked decrease in the mold counts from the previous tests, with most being in the lower ranges. The carpets were shown to have no mold growth at that time. At the time of our meeting, crews were still working on wiping down all surfaces in every room and finishing up the third round of carpet cleaning. It appears that the situation has been mitigated thoroughly and there has been a significant overall reduction in mold found.   The United States EPA does not have established standards for mold as it pertains to indoor air quality, but the recent sampling events indicate that the levels found indoors are now far below those levels that were found outside the structure. As such, the risk for adverse health reactions due to mold inside the structure should also be reduced.”

Is Building Safe and Ready for Students and Staff:

Yes.  We have been informed by the professionals that the risk for adverse health reactions has been reduced and is even below mold levels normally found outside.

For Students This Means:

Students will begin in-person instruction on August 30th for grades 7-12. 

For Staff This Means:

Staff have the option to report to the Jr./Sr. High school tomorrow August 26, 2022 to work in their classrooms.

Arrival:  When arriving to drop off your student, please note the following:
Arrival will be the same for ALL 6-12 students.
  • Drop off will be 2 lanes in the elementary school parking lot. 
  • Enter the campus complex off of Dayton Road using the main drive, Spartan Way.
  • Turn Left into the new parking lot using either of the two lanes. 
  • Please continue up as far as the lane will allow you or the car in front of you to allow for more cars to drop off at once and not back up Spartan Way as much as we can. 
  • Students will exit the vehicle and go to the nearest sidewalk and walk towards the Jr/Sr High crossing over when directed and entering either through the athletic entrance or Spartan door. 
  • Exit the parking lot via the new drive located nearest to the performing arts center.  This exit is a RIGHT TURN ONLY in order to keep traffic flowing smoothly.
NOTE:  Parents will not be permitted to enter the Jr. High parking lot OR the park parking lot due to it being the new student parking lots for safety reasons.  
Dismissal:  When arriving to pick up your student, please note the following.  
6th Grade Dismissal ONLY:
  • Parents will pick their student up in the elementary parking lot by entering in the pickup lane nearest the elementary building, as marked on the diagram with orange arrows. 
  • Please pull up as far along the sidewalk as possible in order to fit as many vehicles in the lane as possible. 
  • Exit the parking lot via the new drive located nearest to the performing arts center.  This exit is a RIGHT TURN ONLY in order to keep traffic flowing smoothly.
7-12 Dismissal Only:
  • Parents should anticipate needing to use the elementary parking lot to pull into an empty space either in the middle of the lot or towards the back of the lot. 
  • Parents should pull into a space and wait for their student to walk over to them to load. 
  • Parents should then exit the lot via the new drive located nearest to the performing arts center.  This exit is a RIGHT TURN ONLY in order to keep traffic flowing smoothly. 
  • Parents can also use the Junior High parking lot or the park if space permits.  If the lot is full, there will be a sign and there will be no entry to these lots and you must then use the elementary lot to pick up.
NOTE:  There should be no parking in the spaces on Spartan Way for any reason during school hours!


Student Parking Lots:
  • Students will park in assigned spots in the front of the Main Entrance and in the park.   
  • There are still visitor parking spots available in front of the main entrance for anyone that needs to enter the front office for any reason.  These are spots 1-9 nearest the building.  


Shirts are on sale now:

Order by Tuesday, August 30th, to receive by September 2nd football game! 

8/26/2022 THROUGH 9/03/2022

At the first Cross Country meet of the season, the boys team finished runner-up behind individual runner-up Jonas King. The girls team were team champions with a perfect score of 15. Leading the way was individual champion Sam Erbach and runner-up Emme Greely, who won the Mover & Shaker Award (the individual who passed the most competitors in the last 1000m of the race).

Both JV and Varsity Volleyball have started strong with a current record of 3-0.  They have both won every game in straight sets, 2 sets in JV matches and 3 sets in varsity.  While varsity let Clermont Northeastern get close in 2 of the 3 sets they slammed the door on Dayton Christian and Greeneview. 


WHS Girls Soccer Keeps Spartan Cup!
The Lady Spartans are off to a strong start this season putting together 3 wins in row.  Led by senior captains Gracyn Armstrong, Libby Bulach, Allie Freese, and Laine Kuhns, Waynesville opened up with a 9-0 victory over Valley View in the annual Spartan Cup match.  Junior Samantha Erbach led the team in scoring with 4 goals and 1 assist followed by junior Brooke Woody with 3 goals, junior Caroline Stupp with 1 goal and 2 assists, and freshman Chloe Dunford with 1 goal.  A. Freese led the team in assists with 3 followed by junior Kyla Harvey and sophomore Baylee Williams with 2 assists each.  G. Armstrong earned her first shutout of the season with the support of her defense: L. Kuhns, junior Emme Greely, sophomore Lynsie Kuhns, freshman Kendal Erbach, senior Alyza Camp, senior Katie Dick, junior Kayann Whitt, and sophomore Aleigha Post.  Back-up sophomore keeper Avery Whitaker helped secure the shutout with key saves in the last few minutes of the game.  The 9-0 win kept the Spartan Cup in Waynesville for another season.
Waynesville followed up their first game with another home win over Bethel.  S. Erbach led the team in scoring again with 3 goals followed by B. Woody with 1 goal and 1 assist.  Junior Jillian Layne, K. Harvey, and C. Dunford all contributed 1 goal apiece.  B. Williams led the team in assists with 2 followed by senior Emmy Lezotte, A. Freese, C. Stupp, and K. Erbach, who each contributed 1 assist.  G. Armstrong, her defense, and back-up sophomore keeper Leah Hart secured shutout #2 of the season in the 7-0 victory.
Last Saturday, the Lady Spartans earned their 3rd win of the season with a 1-0 victory over Miamisburg.  S. Erbach scored the lone goal when she finished B. Woody's cross with a header over the keeper's hands.  G. Armstrong and her defense kept Miamisburg scoreless for the 3rd shutout of the season.
The JV is also off to a great start with a 4-0 record.  Beginning with a 7-0 win over Valley View, freshman Vanessa Almeter, sophomore Rebecca Drew, and freshman Claire Tussey led the team in scoring with 2 goals apiece while freshman Evie Malcolm contributed 1 goal.  Sophomore Lily Sesslar, sophomore Abigail Foley, and C. Tussey all assisted with these goals.  The Lady Spartans followed up their win with a 2-1 victory over Springboro.  E. Malcolm and sophomore Lily Hart both scored for the Spartans with assists from A. Foley.  C. Tussey led the scoring with 2 goals for WHS against Bethel in their 7-0 win last Tuesday.  E. Malcolm, R. Drew, L. Sesslar, junior Reagan Russell, and freshman Addy Russell each contributed 1 goal.  R. Russell, R. Drew, A. Foley, C. Tussey, and L. Sesslar also assisted with these goals.  The JV also beat Miamisburg in a 1-0 score Saturday with C. Tussey scoring the lone goal off of an assist from sophomore Avery Whitaker.  Goalkeepers A. Whitaker, Leah Hart (sophomore), Zedie Click (freshman), and Ali Schuette (freshman) split 3 shutouts last week with the support of their team: junior Danie Scamorza, junior Makayla Kamp, sophomore Addy Harrison, sophomore Olivia Crumback, sophomore Lina Capozzolo, freshman Ellie Taylor, A. Russell, and freshman Izzy Hardin.
Waynesville's next game is Monday night at Cincinnati Country Day in a rematch of last year's Regional Semifinal game.  JV starts at 4:30 pm, and Varsity kicks off around 6:15 pm.


On Thursday night, the boys soccer team hosted their season opener vs. Fenwick.  After a few miscues and down 0-3 against Bishop Fenwick, the Varsity boys never gave up and battled back to tie 4-4.  JV is still searching for their first win of the season, losing 0-6 to a tough Fenwick team.  Next up Edgewood on Saturday!


The Varsity Football team defeated the returning State Champions Clinton Massie last Friday in a hard fought battle 14-7.  The Paddle was returned to Waynesville with a full stadium where our youth peewee Football and Cheerleaders were recognized before the game. 


Air Quality Tests Will Determine Junior/Senior High Reopening

Our Approach
From the very beginning and throughout this mediation to assess and resolve the situation, the school district, property insurance, and restoration company have taken an aggressive approach.  Contact with the insurance and restoration companies was made on Wednesday, August 10th.  The claims adjuster was in the building on that same night.  By Thursday morning, the restoration company was on site assessing, laying out a plan, and immediately starting remediation. 
Being Proactive and Cautious

We are proactive and we’ve acted with an abundance of caution to protect the entire school community. Our number one objective in this process is a healthy learning and work environment.

Addressing the Issue
Areas of the building were isolated by erecting temporary plastic walls and establishing negative air pressures to ensure contaminants do not migrate to other areas.  All ceiling tiles have been removed throughout the entire high school and replacements will be installed by the end of the day Sunday.  All floors, contents, and walls will be thoroughly cleaned by that time as well.  We have crews working extended hours to complete the mitigation and preventative measures for the continued safety of students, staff, and our building. 

Next Steps
To ensure the well-being of everyone going forward, we will be taking air and surface samplings which will confirm mold remediation success.  When we have all of the reports, they will be released.  The results will be posted to our website as well.  The building remains closed so the workers can continue to work swiftly and get the tiles replaced, building cleaned, and mitigation completed.
The school will not reopen until air and surface samplings have been completed and indicate it is safe to do so.

What does this mean for our students?
6th grade students will begin school on Tuesday, August 23, as planned. 

There will not be 7th and 9th orientation.  We will adjust our first day in-session to comfortably acclimate these students to the building.
7 - 12 grade students - we will keep you informed as we receive updates. 


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:


Kyle Stone, Waynesville Teacher and Football Coach, created a Go-Fund-Me account for Goshen after the tornado struck Goshen.  Kyle was able to give them almost $800 from the Waynesville Community before the scrimmage last Friday night. 


The Diehl & Hubbell Law Firm will once again be honoring one outstanding teacher through their monthly Teacher Appreciation Contest.  They will present a commemorative plaque and a $500 check to the winner each month!  They are looking for teachers that go the extra mile, volunteer their personal time and/or personal finances for their students.  You can nominate a teacher that you feel is deserving! 

Check out the website for more details and you may nominate your favorite teacher.




You may have COVID-19 if you experience one or more of the following:

• Fever or chills.

• Cough.

• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

• Fatigue.

• Muscle or body aches.

• Headache.

• Loss of taste or smell.

• Sore throat.

• Congestion or runny nose.

• Nausea or vomiting.

• Diarrhea.

Symptoms range from mild to severe and may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus.  Please keep your child home and seek guidance from your healthcare provider.

2022/23 7th Grade Vaccination Requirements

The Ohio Department of Health has revised the School Immunization Requirements effective January 4, 2010. All students are to receive an additional dose of Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) vaccine BEFORE entering the seventh grade. If your child has received a Tdap vaccine within 5 years of entering the seventh grade this will meet the requirement.

Additionally, one dose of meningococcal (serogroup A, C, W, and Y) vaccine is required prior to entry into the 7th grade.

If opting out of the vaccine for medical, religious, or good cause, the exemption form is available by request.

 There are various ways you may obtain this immunization:

*Your private physician

*Warren County Health Department 416 S East State Street, Lebanon, OH 45036, 513-695-1228

*Pharmacy and store walk in clinics

If you have any questions, please call me at (513) 897-4350 or email

2022/23 Senior Vaccination Requirements


Beginning with the start of the 2022-2023 school year, students entering the 12th grade are required to be vaccinated against meningococcal. A second (2nd) dose of meningococcal vaccine is required prior to entry into the 12th grade. The second (2nd) dose must be administered on or after the 16th birthday with at least eight (8) weeks between the first and second dose. If the first dose of meningococcal vaccine was administered after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required. If a student entering 12th grade is 15 years of age or younger, only one dose is required.

There are several ways you may obtain this immunization: 

*Your private physician 

*Warren County Health Department, 416 S, East State Street, Lebanon, OH 45036, 513-695-1228 

*Pharmacy and store walk in clinics 

If opting out of the vaccine for medical, religious, or good cause, the exemption form is available by request.

Please email me at with vaccination record, fax to 513-897-2713 or drop off to the office.

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

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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People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.

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