Good News Friday
10-14-2022

 


 


SCHOOL BUS SAFETY WEEK
OCTOBER 17 - OCTOBER 21, 2022
 
Wayne Local Schools join school districts and transporting agencies throughout Ohio and the nation in celebrating the importance of National School Bus Safety Week next week. 

National School Bus Safety Week is an active, continuing public education program designed to promote school bus safety.  This year’s theme is “1 Bus + 1 Driver = a BIG Impact on Education.”   Studies prove that school climate and safety directly impact a student’s academic performance.  A student who feels unsafe will have a harder time playing attention and concentrating in the classroom.

School bus transportation plays a critical role in the education of our nation's students, and is the direct link between a neighborhood and the classroom. More than 25 million children ride the yellow bus every school day, and National School Bus Safety Week serves as a reminder for students, parents, teachers, and the community to keep school bus safety in the forefront. Here are tips to keep our children safe at the bus stop. 

Getting Ready for School:
• Have your children put everything they carry in a backpack or school bag so that they won’t drop things along the way. 
• Encourage them to wear bright, contrasting colors so they will be more easily seen by drivers. 
• Make sure children leave home on time so they can arrive at the bus stop before it is due, ideally at least five minutes early. Running after or in front of a bus is dangerous. 

Walking to the Bus Stop:
• Walk young children to the bus stop or encourage children to walk in groups. There is safety in numbers; groups are easier for drivers to see. 
• Practice good pedestrian behavior: walk on the sidewalk, and if there is no sidewalk stay out of the street. If you must walk in the street, walk single file, face traffic and stay as close to the edge of the road as you can. 
• Stop and look left, right and then left again if you must cross the street. Do the same thing at drive -ways and alleys. Exaggerate your head turns and narrate your actions so your child knows you are looking left, right and left. 

At the Bus Stop:
• Have children wait in a location where the driver can see them while driving down the street. Try to avoid waiting in a house or car. 
• Do not let children play in the street. Playing with balls or other toys that could roll into the street is also dangerous. 

Getting On and Off the Bus:
• Warn children that if they drop something getting on and off the bus, they should never pick it up. Instead, they should tell the driver and follow the driver’s instructions. 
• Remind children to look to the right before they step off the bus. 
• If you meet your child at the bus stop after school, wait on the side where the child will be dropped off, not across the street. Children can be so excited to see you after school that they dash across the street and forget the safety rules.
Please make safety a very important part of your week, October 18 - 22, 2021.  Protecting our students before they enter, as they ride and exit the bus is crucial.  Please know we support safety year round. 


Thank you to our amazing bus drivers for keeping our children safe as they transport to and from school each day!
 
 




FIRST GRADING PERIOD ENDED TODAY, OCTOBER 14, 2022

REPORT CARDS GO HOME NEXT THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2022

SCHOOL CLOSED FOR STUDENTS ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2022

(Elementary Conferences from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm) 






Congratulations Jordan and Ryan!

The 7th Annual Founder's Scholarship in honor of Sauerkraut Festival Founder Albert "Cap" Stubb in the amount of $1,500 goes to:
Jordan Patterson (on left)

The Joe Coons Community Service Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 goes to:
Ryan Eshler

 


Congratulations Elizabeth! 
The 2022 Sauerkraut Festival Scholarship n the amount of $1,000 goes to:
Elizabeth McKeehan
 






Chief Scherer named Waynesville Citizen of the Year! 

Congratulations to Fire Chief Paul Scherer who was named Waynesville’s Citizen of the Year for 2022 by the Waynesville Lions Club.    Paul was presented this honorable award at the Waynesville Sauerkraut Festival.   Congratulations Chief Scherer! 
 






Fourth Grade Music Program
On Tuesday, October 25th, the 4th grade students will perform their Music Program "Let's Sing, America!" at 2:45 and 7:00 pm in the Elementary Cafeteria/Stage. Everyone is invited to come enjoy as our 4th Graders share some patriotic songs, as well as background information about these songs. 
 
The 4th Graders will also travel to Quaker Heights Ohio Living Care Center on Thursday, October 27th, to perform a shortened version of their program for the residents and visitors at 2:45. The community is welcome to attend this performance as well.
 
Many thanks, in advance, to all the 4th grade students, 4th grade teachers, 4th grade parents, Elementary staff, PTO, and anyone else that has helped with these performances. Your help is greatly appreciated!
 
Andrea Stubbs Hill
Elementary Music 
ahill@wayne-local.com



 





CORE VALUE CHARACTER CEREMONY
Today, the elementary school held a Core Value Character Ceremony to honor students who exemplify the September word of the month 'TRUST."  Congratulations to these students for excellently modeling the important character trait of TRUST. 
 

 







FALL RECOGNITION PEP ASSEMBLY
The Junior/Senior High School enjoyed the Pep Assembly this week honoring all Fall Athletes and recognizing our Senior Athletes. 

 



ELEMENTARY FUN RUN! 
THANK YOU PTO FOR THE FUN, SUCCESSFUL FUN RUN! 





GIRLS SOCCER UNDEFEATED SWBL CHAMPS
16-0 RECORD!!

 
Lady Spartans Soccer Finishes Regular Season Undefeated SWBL Champions, 16-0 Record!
 
Waynesville wrapped up its regular season Thursday night with a 2-1 victory at Monroe.  After going down by 1 goal early, the Lady Spartans battled back to tie the game by the end of the first half when junior Brooke Woody redirected the ball to junior Sam Erbach who put the ball in the back of the net.  Erbach followed up with a 2nd goal in the second half driving the ball over Monroe's keeper off of senior Allie Freese's assist.  Strong defensive efforts by the team held Monroe in check to clench the Lady Spartans 16th win of the season and keep them undefeated.  Waynesville officially secured the league title on Tuesday with a 10-1 win at Franklin.  The Lady Spartans moved the ball well against the Franklin Wildcats with goals scored by S. Erbach (4 goals), Freese (2 goals), Baylee Williams (2 goals), Libby Bulach (1 goal), and Chloe Dunford (1 goal).  S. Erbach (3), Freese (2), Brooke Woody (2), Dunford, Jillian Layne, Laine Kuhns, and Kendal Erbach all had assists for the goals.  Waynesville begins tournament play here at home on Oct. 22 at 7 pm where they will host the winner of Belmont vs Eaton.   Come out and cheer on your Lady Spartans!
 
The JV finished up their season with a stellar 11-2-3 record with a 14-0 win over Franklin and a 1-1 tie against Monroe.  The Lady Spartans put on an offensive show at Franklin with goals from multiple players: Adelynn Harrison (3), Claire Tussey (3), Reagan Russell (2), Lily Sesslar (2), Rebecca Drew (1), Evelyn Malcolm (1), Ellie Taylor (1), and Makayla Kamp (1).  Assists by Tussey (2), Drew, (1), Kamp (1), Malcolm (1), Natalina Capozzolo (1), Lily Hart (1), and Abigail Foley (1).  Thursday night at Monroe, the Lady Spartans went down 1 goal early.  However, Harrison took the ball to the goal early in the 2nd half to tie up the game.  Although strong defensive efforts by the team held Monroe at bay, the Lady Spartans couldn't find the back of the net a second time resulting in a tie.

 
 



Boys Soccer
On Tuesday, the boys’ soccer team tilted with the Franklin Wildcats at home. The Spartans showed they were the far better team from the beginning. The offense and Defense were firing on all cylinders scoring four times and  completely shutting their opponent out in a truly entertaining match. The Spartans came away with an amazing 4-0 win.
           
On Thursday night, the boys soccer team set out to sting the Monroe Hornets at home. This was a dogfight from the very start with both teams playing their hardest in this tightly contested match. Eventually the Spartans give up a goal which they couldn’t recover from, ultimately falling to Monroe. The final score was 0-1 resulting in a Spartans loss.


 
Football
Last Friday the Spartans faced off against the Monroe Hornets on the road. Early on the Spartans struggled against the Hornets fighting for every yard they got. By second half the Spartans seemed too fatigued to keep going, eventually falling to the Hornets. The game ended with a final score of 7-34 resulting in a Spartan loss
 
 



Volleyball
Volleyball finished up their regular season with a big win on Senior night over Oakwood.  Followed by a fun Senior night game vs. the Senior boys.  On Thursday night the team fell to Bellbrook.  They will begin tournament action on the 18th at Lebanon.
 




 

OHSAA Tournament Ticket Information
All tickets for post season tournament games must be purchased online through Hometown Ticketing.
https://www.ohsaa.org/tickets

Tickets Prices, Fall 2022:
Sectional & District: $6 student/$8 adult
Regional: $8 student/$10 adult
State: $12 student/$15 adult



TOURNAMENT BRACKETS:
GIRLS SOCCER BRACKET



BOYS SOCCER BRACKET



GIRLS VOLLEYBALL BRACKET




 
ATHLETIC SCHEDULE
10/14/2022 THROUGH 10/22/2022



 
 

WCCC Information Night - November 3, 2022

Waynesville High School will be holding a Warren Country Career Center (WCCC) information night for students and parents of 9th and 10th graders.  This will take place on November 3 at 5:30 pm in the Spartan Room.  We will provide parents of freshmen and sophomores information regarding the Warren County Career Center.  We will be providing a presentation with details, including programs of study, enrollment procedures, FAQs, and general information about your child attending the Warren County Career Center. 

If you have any questions contact Scott Jordan, the Career Coordinator at the high school, at sjordan@wayne-local.com
 


 



SINCLAIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE









Manufacturing Day
Some of our high school students attended Sinclair Community College for Manufacturing Day on October 7th.  The students were able to listen to a group of speakers from various local companies, including: Henny Penny, Yasakawa,  and Parker Lord.  In addition to the company presentations, the students participated in presentations regarding programs offered at Sinclair Community College, including:  Electronic Engineering, Automation and Control Technology, CNC Technology, Welding, Precision Machining, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, and Robotics.  The students received hands-on experience opportunities during the day, course information, certification requirements, and program details.  Each student was able to ask questions to business leaders and all Sinclair Community College personnel.

Below article by Eileen McClory, Staff Writer, Dayton Daily News:
Students and staff from five local high schools streamed into Building 8 on Sinclair Community College’s campus on Friday for a hands-on manufacturing day, a collaboration between the University of Dayton and Sinclair.

The day was meant to show the students careers in manufacturing and what training they would need to get there. The 160 students who attended are part of the FlexFactor project, a Sinclair program that works with schools in the region to incorporate a project into the curriculum.

 

Sandy Specht, assistant dean of Sinclair’s science, math and engineering department, said the state needs trained workers. A lot of current manufacturing workers are retiring, but younger people bring new and innovative ideas to the table too.  “We need all those new ideas and that new energy, because manufacturing is vital to our economy and to our life,” Specht said.

According to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, Ohio is the third largest manufacturing state. Shelby County, located to the north of Dayton, has more manufacturing jobs per capita than any other county in Ohio.

 

 


 



KINDERGARTEN & PRESCHOOL 
PLAN “B”
TWO HOUR EARLY RELEASE
or
 TWO HOUR DELAY
 
SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS FOR ANY 2-HOUR EARLY RELEASE:
  • AM K/Pre-K/Preschool:   8:45 am – 10:30 pm
  • PM K/Preschool               11:45 am -  1:30 pm
  • All Day                              8:45 am– 1:30 pm
 
 
SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS FOR ANY 2-HOUR DELAY: 
  • AM K/Pre-K/Preschool    10:45 am – 12:30 pm
  • PM K/Preschool               1:45 pm – 3:30 pm
  • All Day                              10:45 am – 3:30 pm





2022-23 DISTRICT WIDE 
2-HOUR EARLY RELEASE DATES CURRENTLY SCHEDULED:
Friday, December 16, 2022
Friday, March 10, 2023
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
 






FALL SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

 
When:   November 4 - 11, 2022
Where:  The New Elementary Library
Who:   Preschool-5th grade
Family Night:   November 10th;  4:00-7:00pm
 


 
FALL SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

 

When:   November 16 - 18, 2022

Where:  The Spartan Room

Who:   6th - 8th Grade

Family Night:   November 17th;  5:00-7:00pm

 











 
ATTENTION JUNIORS AND SENIORS
Hobart Institute of Welding Technology
 
About:  Over 100,000 people have successfully completed Hobart Institute of Welding Technology courses.  We have trained students both male and female from all over the world ranging from the individual student directly out of high school to employees of Fortune 500 companies.
 

Visit:  Monday, October 24, 2022 at 11:00 am (4th Period)
 
Where:  Mr. Jordan’s classroom
 
If you are interested in listening to a representative from Hobart, see Mr. Jordan or Mrs. Shinkle.   This opportunity is open to all Juniors and Seniors






MIAMI WORK + PROGRAM
On Friday, October 7th, Juniors and Seniors had the opportunity to listen to the Miami Work+ program presentation. 

Miami Work+ Program is a program in which students work part time, apx 24 hours a week, at certain companies, and get tuition paid for in full. It is a great opportunity for students to get college paid for. If you have any questions please contact Katie Rogers, krogers@wayne-local.com or Scott Jordan, sjordan@wayne-local.com.
 




HS Girls Coach- Tim Gabbard- tgab_58@yahoo.com

HS Boys Coach- Travis Williams- travcwilliams@yahoo.com

JH Girls Coaches- Scott Stiles- sstiles@wayne-local.com and Duwayne Rains- drfs2009@gmail.com

JH Boys Coaches- Kurtis Laswell- klaswell15@charter.net and David Freese- david.freese@hotmail.com

 

 
 



IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT FREE AND REDUCED LUNCHES:
The first 30 days of the previous school year's status carried over to this school year.  If your child has not been approved for free or reduced meals for the 2022/23 school year, those students not approved in this school year will go to "pay" status effective Monday October 3, 2022.
See below if you would like to complete a free and reduced meal application to see if you qualify.  
 
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING SCHOOL MEALS
FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR 2022/2023
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:  jdworetsky@wayne-local.com
 
 



 

 
 
NEWS FROM MARY L. COOK PUBLIC LIBRARY
Click here to website             Phone: (513) 897- 4826
 


ELEMENTARY FUN: 
                         
Lego Fun at The Mary L. Cook Public Library
For Grades 1 – 5   Join us Tuesday, November 1st 6:00pm – 6:45pm
We supply Legos of all sizes and a theme.  You supply your imagination! 
Come build a creation based on a theme.   Registration required beginning Monday, October 24 This program is limited to 20.    (10/22)

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.
 

TEEN FUN: 
Teens in 6th - 12th grade, volunteer at the Library this fall and have a frightfully fun time earning community service hours! We are looking for teens to help us make not-so-spooky decorations for an upcoming outdoor children's program at the Library in October. We will start making crafts at the library Wednesday, September 21 - October 22. Group decoration meetings and drop-in volunteer hours are available. We will host a one-day park walk event on Saturday, October 29 from 10am-1pm at the Mary L. Cook Public Library. Volunteers will pass out treats during the event (Saturday, October 29 from 10am-1pm) along the library's park walkway or help with activities in the library. Volunteers have the option to volunteer for decoration making, event hosting, or both.
 
All supplies will be provided at the library. Contact Sarah at ryansa@marylcook.com for more information.
 
Teens in 6th -12th grade can also contact Sarah at ryansa@marylcook.com for year-round Library volunteer information. The Library is a great place to earn community service hours!
 
 

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