BE KIND, BE THOUGHTFUL, BE GENUINE;
BUT MOST OF ALL - BE THANKFUL.
School will be closed Wednesday, November 21 through Friday, November 23rd.
MAY YOU ENJOY A WARM HOLIDAY WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY!
WAYNESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
Friday, November 16th - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 17th - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 18th - 2:00 p.m.
Waynesville High School Theatre presents “A Christmas Carol”, our 2018 fall ensemble play. Come one and all for this classic retelling of Dicken’s masterpiece on the Middle School stage. All seven MS/HS grades ( 6 - 12 ) are represented in the cast and crew. Classic English intermission snacks will be for sale. Tickets are $6, $5 for students/seniors. You won’t want to miss this one!
ELEMENTARY FAMILY NIGHT BOOK FAIR HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 19TH FROM 4:00 TO 6:00 P.M.
WAYNESVILLE ELEMENTARY PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES ARE RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH.
ELEMENTARY PICTURE RE-TAKE DAY IS:
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2018
Wayne Local Family,
Last Friday, Waynesville high school science teacher Doug Vixie shared that his twin brother lived in Paradise where the fires were raging. His brother, David Vixie, is an extraordinary educator at Paradise Adventist Academy in Paradise, California, where he and his educator wife, Karen, have lived since 1985. Over the years, they have taught hundreds of students using their 10 acre home site, bringing the best study experiences to their students. Unfortunately, the Camp Creek Fire has taken both their home, two barns, and everything on their 10 acre outdoor classroom. They managed to escape with their animals, eight mules, and a wagon.
Wayne Local community members are encouraged to extend letters of support and encouragement, which can be submitted to the school offices. In addition, a GoFundMe account has been established to assist with buying hay for the mules and the rebuild that will be inevitable.
The YOUTUBE video above gives you a better idea of the outside classroom that was lost in the fire. It also shows the kind of teacher Dave is and his dedication to teaching through real life experiences, very much like our own Mr. Doug Vixie.
The Waynesville Family can help make a positive difference.
Vixies’ “Camp Creek Fire” Fundraiser
THANK YOU NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY AND HIGH SCHOOL VOLUNTEER STUDENTS!
November is a wonderful time for reflection. A time where many of us are looking forward to spending time with family and friends for Thanksgiving and a time where we begin to prepare in earnest for the holiday season to come and the end of the year.
One of the things that comes to my mind as I reflect on all the opportunities that I have been blessed with at Wayne Local Schools is that I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to work alongside a fabulous group of student volunteers from the National Honor Society and other high school volunteers who donate their time twice a week to support, encourage and mentor students in the After School Tutoring Group at the Elementary School. These student volunteers guide elementary students in grades 2 through 5 on reading strategies that will help them become more successful in their classrooms. They read with students and help them to develop reading strategies as good habits. They develop positive, nurturing relationships with these students.
As the year progresses, these students build confidence, they begin to get very excited to see their tutor/mentors to tell them about their school day, they begin to participate more in the classroom.
It is very exciting to watch these young students interact with each other. The high school volunteers become truly invested in the students that they work with. The whole group grows together, encouraging each other and learning together. These elementary students build positive connections to their older peers, learning from their example. This makes us more connected as a school and as a community.
There are so many wonderful ways that Wayne Local Schools connects all of us. And for that, I am truly thankful. It really does take a village to raise a child and I couldn't think of a better place to do it! Thank You Wayne Local Schools for all that you do to support each and every child and family!
Suicide Prevention Education
for Waynesville Middle School
& High School Students
All students grades 6-12 will receive Suicide Prevention Education on November 28, 2018. Students will view a WHS student made prevention video which will be followed by a brief discussion surrounding the content of the video. The video content includes red flag behaviors, suicide statistics among teens, how to talk to someone who might be having suicidal thoughts, and how to get that person help. The script was adapted from information gathered from the Mayo Clinic and the Suicide Prevention Life Line. Two students from the Teen Alliance Council of Warren County are featured in this video along with 6 of their classmates.
The goals of this education is to:
- Help our students understand that depression is a treatable illness and that suicide is a preventable tragedy that often occurs as a result of untreated depression
- Stress the importance of taking time to notice others especially those who appear to be struggling and possibly suicidal
- Help students identify the signs of someone who is thinking of committing suicide
- Teach students HOW to TALK to someone who is showing signs and importance of asking the hard question “Are you thinking of killing yourself?”
- Give students the knowledge on how to GET HELP for a person who is thinking of suicide
This video is true and honest and stresses the importance of asking the hard question. If you do not wish your child to participate in this year’s Suicide Prevention Education please fill out the bottom of this form and return it before November 28th.
Please return the downloadable form below to the main office in your child’s building.
If you have any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathy Joefreda, Counselor Grades 6-12
Wayne Local Schools would like to congratulate Senior Marcella Sizer on her commitment to play soccer at NCAA Division I Youngstown State University! On Wednesday, Marcella, joined by her mother and father, Vicki and Tim, as well as her brother and sister, Blaise and Emma, along with several of her high school coaches and friends celebrated her accomplishment with a signing ceremony in the Spartan Room of the Media Center. Marcella is currently undecided on her choice of college major, but mentioned Early Childhood Education might be in her future. Congratulations again, Marcella, and thank you for your contributions to Wayne Local Schools and Waynesville Athletics!
Warren County Crisis Text Line:
Crises aren't "9 to 5" happenings. They sometimes come on when it's not easy to pickup a phone and call someone. But you can text for help at any time. Chat with a trained person by texting "4hope" to 741741. That person will help you de-escalate and can offer information about local resources where you can find in-person help if needed.
WAYNESVILLE LACROSSE CLUB
BOYS YOUTH LACROSSE SIGNUPS ARE COMING!
Who: Boys 2nd-8th grades (teams formed based on registration)
The Crisis Text Line is always there for you, 24/7. Just send a message (text 4hope to 741741.
Wednesday November 14th
, 6-8pm - WMS Cafeteria
Tuesday November 20th
, 6-8pm - Room 110 in Middle School
Thursday November 29th
, 6-8pm- WMS Cafeteria
Monday December 3rd
, 6:30-8pm – WMS Cafeteria
Can’t make the above signup dates? Let us know!
Questions: contact: Adrien.email@example.com
Additional information at https://www.facebook.com/waynesvillelax/
The Waynesville Middle School had a "crazy sock day" on Friday, November 2nd!
The "Sock It to Drugs" idea is about creating a drug awareness atmosphere.
42 W.H.S. Students Engage in Employment, Internships, and Volunteerism as a Unique Capstone to their High School Careers!
Throughout the first quarter, 42 seniors have taken “the path less traveled” when it comes to the traditional high school model. In lieu of taking electives in addition to their core classes, these students have opted to spend a portion of their day earning a paycheck, interning in a potential career field, and/or providing volunteer service to organizations throughout the Waynesville Community. The program is called Community Connection Opportunities (CCO) and affords seniors the flexibility to exchange one or two class periods for the opportunity to get a headstart on their futures.
Currently, 21 students are employed at local and regional businesses and are required to submit their pay stubs every 2 weeks and maintain at least a “C” average in their courses. 15 students have been placed in internships/job shadowing in their anticipated professions. These professional placements include: Education (Instruction and Athletic Administration), Media and Communication, IT, Dental Hygiene, Theological Based Institutions, Wellness Transition, and Athletic Training. Internship students are required to report their hours, construct two reflective narratives per quarter, and maintain at least a “C” average in their courses. Finally, 6 students have served the community throughout the quarter assisting with a number of important projects. Particularly, these students have assisted the Waynesville Chamber of Commerce, The Village of Waynesville, Waynesville High School, Waynesville Merchants Association, and local area churches. These students are also required to submit an hourly log, write two reflections on their service each quarter, and maintain at least a “C” average in their coursework.
The CCO program has been created to help our students transition into life after high school by providing them with opportunities to garner resources, experiences, and connections that they may draw upon in the future. Please tune in to future GNF postings of various CCO students’ reflections.
Date: February 22- 24, 2019
All WHS students are encouraged to participate if interested in Technology! TechOlympics 2019 will take place Feb. 22-24, 2019 at The Millennium Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio. TechOlympics is the largest technology expo for high school students in the nation, sponsored by some of the top companies and Universities in Cincinnati.
At TechOlympics, students will gain a competitive edge on their peers by developing their resume, personal brand, and interviewing skills.
For full details including registration instructions, deadlines, fees, and downloadable flyer, click here.
If you register or are interested in registering, please email Abby Shinkle.
Abby J. Shinkle Academic Planning 6-12