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!
Congratulations Jordan and Ryan!
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)
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:
The 2022 Sauerkraut Festival Scholarship n the amount of $1,000 goes to:
Chief Scherer named Waynesville Citizen of the Year!
Fourth Grade Music Program
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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 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.
Tickets Prices, Fall 2022:
Sectional & District: $6 student/$8 adult
Regional: $8 student/$10 adult
State: $12 student/$15 adult
GIRLS SOCCER BRACKET
BOYS SOCCER BRACKET
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL BRACKET
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SINCLAIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE
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
TWO HOUR EARLY RELEASE
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