Good News Friday



May the blessings of this Thanksgiving fill your heart and home with happiness and gratitude.  

May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family!

Nov. 23 through Nov. 25 - NO SCHOOL


We are so excited to reveal this beautiful auditorium, classrooms, administration offices, and creative space that will inspire exceptional performances, events, and initiatives that will enlighten, entertain and reflect the best of the arts and humanity!

Mrs. Smith's 2nd Grade class gave a wonderful Thanksgiving Program at the Elementary School today. 


Jr. and Sr. High Canned Food Drive

November 30 - December 9, 2022

The Wayne Local Schools Food Drive is a school community event that has been an annual tradition for many years. Donating food to the Waynesville Food Pantry helps so many families in need. Wayne Local Schools empowers students to be active members of the community, provide service to others, and strive to have compassion and excellence in all that they do. Donating to those in need gives them an opportunity to practice showing compassion towards others and helps to provide families with nutritious meals.

The Jr./Sr. High will be holding their canned food drive from November 30 - December 9. Items that are really needed are: canned chicken, peanut butter, mac and cheese, ramen noodles, jelly, chicken noodle soup, boxed potatoes, cereal, spaghetti, pasta sauce, granola bars, crackers, canned fruit and vegetables, and any other non-perishable items.

The Connect groups will be competing to bring in the most cans, ultimately winning a donut party for their class and a point for their House. Jr. High classes will be competing to see who can be the class that brings in the most cans and will have advantages in the annual dodgeball tournament. 

In coordination with the American Legion Auxiliary Unit Post 615, the Canned Food Drive also helps support their efforts with their holiday baskets during the season.

Our hope is to provide for as many people in need this Holiday season. Thank you for any and all donations!

Elementary Food Drive
November 28 - December 8, 2022

The Elementary School is also participating in the Food Drive and will run their own incentive contest and collection process.  The food drive is such an amazing experience as we witness exactly how generous our students, staff, and community is. 

Congratulations to our Lady Spartans who finished their season as the Division II State Runner Up!  Last season, the team was able to capture the Division III championship, but this year fell just short in Division II with a 1-0 loss to Copley.  The team had the longest winning streak in the state going in to the game with 29 wins.  They finished the season 22-1.   CONGRATULATIONS ON A FABULOUS SEASON....WE'RE SO PROUD OF YOU!!

Thank you to Jan Powers Media for the above soccer pictures; we appreciate it! 

November 18, 2022 - December 3, 2022

2022 Christmas in the Village
Waynesville takes on the nostalgic feeling of Christmas past as the downtown is adorned in traditional holiday décor. Make plans to visit this holiday season as we have exciting entertainment, strolling throughout the downtown, and in store fronts.
In addition, we have Santa Claus arriving daily, carolers & choirs, costume characters, photo-ops, a gingerbread house making contest, and so much more.  
Don’t forget 60+ retail shops and boutiques that you can either start or complete your gift giving list.  Scrumptious dining establishments that will keep your tummy full enough to say, “ho, ho, ho.” 
For additional information, email

DECEMBER 3, 2022



Lean Six Sigma Class visits FESTO Corp. 
On Thursday, November 10th, students in the Lean Six Sigma class at the high school attended a field trip to FESTO Corp. in Mason.  The students were given an overview of the company and were able to tour the facility.   The tour included a look at the manufacturing facility, shipping and logistics area, offices, dining facility, and meeting rooms.  FESTO uses material from the Lean Six Sigma class on a daily basis and the students were able to see everything they have been learning used in a real world setting.  Following the tour, the students had a debriefing with a member of the human resources department and listened to a presentation that included information about pay, vacation time, benefits, and tuition reimbursement.  The class found the trip to be beneficial as they were able to see application of Lean Six Sigma in a business environment. 

Students toured Sinclair Community College
A group of students toured Sinclair Community College on Wednesday,  November 16th.  The students explored different programs offered at Sinclair, toured the campus, met with a counselor, and had questions answered by Sinclair staff.  The tour was part the college and career explorations classes being offered at the high school. 


Sophomores visit WCCC
On Thursday November 17th, sophomores at the high school visited the Warren County Career Center.  The students had the opportunity to visit programs at the main campus in Lebanon and the Atrium campus in Middletown.  Students toured the facilities, met with teachers and current students, and learned valuable information about attending the career center.  As the students toured, they participated in hands-on activities to gain a better understanding of the programs.   


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Tickets may be purchased at the door as well.  If you do not wish to eat breakfast, pictures with Santa may be purchased for $5.00. 


Cap and gown orders will go up $20.00 after December 5, 2022
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Contact Ryan Hill with any questions:

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

ELEMENTARY FUN:                      
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.

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