Good News Friday



VS Madison
Homecoming Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. 


It was SPIRIT WEEK this week at the
Junior/Senior High School! 

Spirit week


September 15, 2022   PreK
September 16, 2022   K - 6th Grade

September 13, 2022    7th - 9th Grade
September 14, 2022   10 & 11th Grade


Wayne Local Board Of Education Meeting
Monday, September 12, 2022
Spartan Room in Junior/Senior High School
6:00 p. m.


Last Friday night, the Spartans ran roughshod over the Blanchester Wildcats at home. The Spartans put on an impressive offensive display putting up six touchdowns and a field goal. On the other side of the ball, the defense put on a clinic pulling out a shutout on the Wildcats. All of this culminated to a final score of 45-0.  Way to go Spartans! 

Girls Soccer- Now 6-0!
The Lady Spartans continued their winning streak Tuesday night with an 8-1 victory at CJ.  Sophomore Baylee Williams got the scoring started early, putting in Waynesville's first goal less than 3 minutes into the game off of a cross from senior captain Allie Freese.  Williams followed up her first goal with a second during a one-on-one breakaway against CJ's keeper.  Junior Brooke Woody got goal #3 for the Spartans when she received the ball from senior captain Libby Bulach, turned, and found the back of the net.  Waynesville scored 5 more times in the second half with Williams scoring two more goals assisted by Freese, junior Sam Erbach, and junior Kyla Harvey.  Erbach scored three goals of her own within 3 minutes off of assists from senior captain Laine Kuhns, freshman Kendal Erbach, and junior Caroline Stupp.  A strong defensive effort by Kuhns, Emme Greely, Lynsie Kuhns, Kendal Erbach, and senior captain Gracyn Armstrong held CJ to just 1 goal.

The win over CJ followed the Lady Spartans' first league win over Franklin last Thursday.  Waynesville scored 7 goals in the game and only conceded 1 goal to Franklin.  S. Erbach led the team in scoring with 4 goals and 2 assists followed by Woody, Williams, and Jillian Layne, who had 1 goal each.  Stupp, Harvey, La. Kuhns, and freshman Chloe Dunford each had 1 assist.

The JV advanced their record to 6-0 on the season with wins over CJ and Franklin as well.  The Lady Spartans put on an offensive show against Franklin beating the Lady Wildcats 13-0.  Freshman Claire Tussey led the team in scoring with 4 goals and 1 assist.  Sophomore Rebecca Drew had 2 goals and 2 assists.  Freshman Zedie Click, junior Reagan Russell, sophomore Addy Harrison, sophomore Abigail Foley, freshman Ellie Taylor, sophomore Lily Sesslar, and freshman Evie Malcolm each contributed 1 goal.  Sesslar and freshman Vanessa Almeter each had 2 assists while Malcolm, Harrison, sophomore Leah Hart, and sophomore Lina Capozzolo each had 1 assist.  The JV followed up their big win with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over CJ.  Sophomore Lily Hart scored the go-ahead goal late in the second half off of sophomore Avery Whitaker's assist.  Strong defensive performances by Zedie Click, Leah Hart, Avery Whitaker, Ali Schuette, Ellie Taylor, Addy Russell, Olivia Crumback, Danie Scamorza, and Makayla Kamp secured 2 shut-outs for the Lady Spartans.

Thursday night the girls’ soccer team contended with the Monroe Hornets at home. The Spartans once again showed their prowess both offensively and defensively. The game was hard fought but the Hornets ultimately succumbed to the Spartan’s domineering play resulting in a Waynesville win with a final score on 2-0. 

Waynesville continues their season Monday night at Mariemont.  Come out and cheer on your Lady Spartans!

Boys Soccer
Tuesday evening the Spartans took to the road against the Wilmington Hurricanes. The Spartan offense proved to be too devastating for the Hurricanes to handle especially with a gargantuan game from midfielder Leo Friedrich, who had ended up netting 2 goals and an assist. The Spartan’s staunch defense was a deciding factor in the game as well having shut their opponent out for the second game in a row. This game truly showed the might of the soccer team with a final score of 8-0.
Thursday the boys’ soccer team played the Monroe Hornets. Both teams played extremely well in every respect and the game quickly turned into a dogfight early on. With brilliance from both sides of the field the game had ended in a 2-2 tie.


Tuesday the girls’ volleyball team was set to play the Edgewood Cougars on the road. The Spartans tried their best but were ultimately no match for the Cougars losing in three sets. The final scores were 25-23, 25-7, 25-12.

Thursday night the Spartans tussled with the Eaton Eagles at home. It was an extremely exciting game with all of the sets played being extremely close. The Spartans won the first set however, they could not pull off the win in a stinging loss. The final scores were 17-25, 25-19, 25-22, 25-21.

In a Girls Tennis match at Waynesville, the host Spartans stomped the visiting Carlisle Indians 5-0.

First Singles: Emily Sauser (W) defeated Kirsten Battles © 6-0/6-1.

Second Singles: Kayla Smith (W) defeated Greta Moore © 6-1/6-0.

Third Singles: Megan Rieger(W) defeated Jada Beck © 6-0/6-0.

First Doubles: Carianne Everson and Lauren Rieger  (W) defeated Sierra Carpenter and Gabby Estep © 6-1/6-4.

Second Doubles: Abbie Butterbaugh and  Katie McKeehan defeated Jenna Sandlin and Lydia Pearson © 6-6   TB 7-5/7-5.



9/9/2022 THROUGH 9/17/2022


OCTOBER 7, 2022
On October 7, 2022, elementary school students will be participating in a Fun Run to support our school. All of the money raised will be used by the Waynesville Elementary PTO and Waynesville Elementary School to support teachers, staff, and students throughout the year.

To get started:
  • Watch our kick-off video (
  • Register your child at: [].
  • Create a profile for your child and share it with friends and family on social media.
  • All students who are registered and have shared their social media profile by September 9, will be entered into a RAFFLE to win a "SPARTAN FAMILY SPORTS PASS", good for all home sporting events for the ‘22-‘23 season.
We will also be providing a special Fun Run T-Shirt to ALL students.
Please complete the following Google form to ensure your child receives the correct size: If we do not receive your response by September 9, a particular size will not be guaranteed for your child.

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 are ready for pickup.  
Graduates may pickup their yearbook in the Middle School Office.

Current students may pickup in Computer Lab 1 after school until 3:15.


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:



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:


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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