Good News Friday




After fourteen (14) years with Wayne Local Schools, Superintendent Pat Dubbs has been offered an exciting opportunity at another school district to return to what he truly loves - working directly with students.  Mr. Dubbs has made a huge impact at Wayne Local Schools and he will surely be missed.  His defining legacy will be his unwavering commitment to enhance our campus.  His hard work and attention-to-detail to construct the new transportation building, elementary school, and performing arts center will not be forgotten.  We wish him nothing but the best in his new endeavors and are committed to continue building on his successes. 

Under Mr. Dubb’s leadership, the district has attained several notable accomplishments. Some of the highlights include: 
  • One of only 28 Ohio school district’s to receive an overall “A” letter grade in 2018
  • U. S. Department of Education – Washington D. C.: “National Blue Ribbon School”
  • AP College Board – Expanded commitment to advanced placement courses:Named on the 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll in United States and Canada
  • Southern Regional Educational Board – Atlanta, Georgia: “Pace setting, high achievement schools”
  • Ohio Department of Education – Columbus, Ohio: “Early Childhood Excellence,” “5 Star Preschool” and “Purple Star” recipient
  • High Schools That Work Southwest Ohio – Cincinnati, Ohio: “High performance and innovative district”
  • Dayton Business Journal – Dayton, Ohio:  “Top ten (10) high performing school district in Miami Valley region”

Dr. Sam Ison has been named the Interim Superintendent effective immediately.  Dr. Ison was the former High School Principal at Waynesville High School and brings a wealth of knowledge and vast experience.  After 43 years in public education, Sam is well known in education circles for his ability to generate a positive school culture.   Dr. Ison is respected as a highly successful principal, superintendent, and professor.  Welcome Back Dr. Ison! 


2021-2022 Class Yearbooks will be ready for pickup on Friday, September 2nd after school in Computer Lab 1.

Additional pick up hours next week after school until 3:15, Computer Lab 1. 

Seniors from last year can pick them up during school hours in the middle school office. 


The word of the day - “Serve” - taking time to help pick up trash around the stadium and showing Spartan Pride!   Thank you students and Teacher Chip King! 

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.


As part of our Extra Time, Extra Help period,
students can choose from a variety of activities
if they are caught up on work and exhibit great
choices during the week. One choice during
rainy and cold days will be to gather with peers
for games. To make this choice as engaging as
possible, we’d like to stock both the middle and
high school with games that kids love to play!
Please consider purchasing something off of
this Amazon Wish list or send in a game that
your family loves to play. We appreciate any
donations you can send in to make this a period
that will bring students together for some
friendly competition.

Amazon Wish List:


Last week in their game against Greenview the Spartans put up a valiant effort against the Rams. The Spartan’s showed off the sheer tenacity of the offense due in part by a sensational game by our quarterback Blaise Sizer who threw for 311 yards, tallying three touchdowns, and scored with a run himself. This wouldn’t prove to be enough however, ultimately succumbing to the Rams losing by a touchdown in the 4th quarter with a final score of 35-38. 

Tonight at 7pm they will take on Blanchester at home. We will be honoring on veterans and military members.  Admission is free to all who have served or are currently serving.


Girls Soccer
Thursday night the Lady Spartans soccer team played the Franklin Wildcats at home. The Spartans, flying across the field with yet another spectacular game with little room for Franklin to so much as breathe let alone score due in part by the Lady Spartans stalwart defense, come away with the win 7-1.
Boys Soccer
Monday evening the boys’ soccer team faced off against the Yellow Springs bulldogs. The Spartans played hard but were ultimately no match for the Bulldog’s domineering offensive performance with a devastating loss of 0-7.
The Spartans clashed with the Franklin Wildcats on the road Thursday evening. The Spartans have bounced back in a big way from Monday night utilizing the full force of both the offense and defense having shut out Franklin with a final score of 8-0.


The Lady Spartans volleyball team had an extremely successful week, first facing the Brookville Blue Devils who were easily outmatched with the Spartans coming away with the win with a final score of 25-19, 25-19, 25-23. Thursday evening they played the Carlisle Indians. The Spartans despite losing the first set have yet again proven their prowess on the court again pulling in another victory with the end score being 23-25, 25-14, 25-19,25-10.

Girls Tennis
In a girls tennis match at Waynesville, the hosts dealt  visiting Middletown Madison a stinging defeat by sweeping all three singles by wide margins then pulling out an unexpected victory at second doubles. The final score was  Waynesville 4-Madison 1.
First singles: Emily Sauser Waynesville  6-3/6-1 over Megan Phelps Madison.
Second singles: Kayla Smith Waynesville  6-1/6-2 over Carolina Higgs Madison.
Third singles: Megan Rieger Waynesville 6-0/6-0 over Emily Webb Madison.
First doubles: Riley Cockersham and Ella Campbell Madison 6-2/6-1 over Carianne Everson and Lauren Rieger Waynesville.
Second doubles: Abbie Butterbaugh and Katie McKeehanWaynesville 6-4/6-2 over Presley Higgs and Abby Phelps.
In a SWBL match, host Waynesville defeated visiting Monroe 5-0.
First singles: Emily Sauser W def. Delanie Reenan M 6-0/6-1.
Second singles: Megan Rieger W def. Tori Claprood M 6-0/6-0.
Third singles: Kayla Smith W won by forfeit.
First doubles: Carianne Everson and Lauren Rieger W def. Lexi Seger and Marin Depew M 6-1/6-0.
Second doubles: Abbie Butterbaugh and Katie McKeehan W def. Natalie Long and Meryl Phipps M 6-0/6-3.


Cross Country
The Girls Cross Country Team won the Northmont XC Invitational on Saturday. Sam Erbach won the race and shattered her own school record by 23 seconds. Emme Greely, Maria Gill and Kyla Harvey all finished in front of Centerville's pack to secure the win for the Spartans. Livvy Walters (who ran a personal best by 68 seconds), Kendal Erbach and Alyza Camp rounded out the Top 7.

Boys and Girls Golf

9/2/2022 THROUGH 9/09/2022


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:


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.



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

Lego Fun at The Mary L. Cook Public Library
For Grades 1 – 5   Join us Tuesday, September 13th 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.   Please register beginning August 30.  This program is limited to 20.

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 @
Art Class for Kids!
Join us on Monday, September 12th for some fun dragon art creations. Grades K-2 from 4:15pm- 5pm and Grades 3-5 from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Registration required, begins on August 30th.  All materials will be supplied. This class is a collaboration with the Waynesville Arts Council.
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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  • 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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