Good News Friday




The Goodwill Drive to Victory will be held the week of October 4th.  The contest will run Oct 4th-8th at noon. 

In a combined effort with Waynesville First Baptist Church, the Goodwill Truck will be located in the church parking lot for ease of drop off at 1009 Lytle Rd, Waynesville, Ohio  45068

Attendant’s hours will be Monday Noon – 7pm, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 8 am – 7 pm and Fri. 8 am – Noon.

What Can You Donate: Clothing    Shoes    Toys   Household Items    Housewares    Jewelry    Books    Furniture    Small working appliances    Medical Equipment    Computers    Electronics    Household Textiles    Cars    Trucks    Boats    RV’s  (call 937-228-AUTO for vehicle donations)

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This is a contest !!!    Waynesville vs. Lebanon 

Start gathering your donations together now, because October 4th begins next week!

The school with the largest amount of weight donated to Goodwill during the contest dates, will win a $400 Scholarship 1st prize (2nd prize $200).

The school, at the end of the season, November 1st, who collected the most donations by weight will be the Overall Champion, and receive an additional $1,000.00 scholarship from Arby's.  

This year an additional $1,000.00 will be awarded to a High School Band that shows the most "Goodwill" Spirit (as chosen by Goodwill and WHIO judges).  

About Goodwill


Financial Aid Night Presentation and FAFSA Workshop

When:  October 7
Time:  6:00 pm
Location:  Spartan Room

All High School students and parents are invited to learn more about the financial aid process. This meeting will take place in person. 

The purpose of this meeting is to gain insight into the financial aid process for post-secondary institutions. A college financial aid officer from Wright State University will give advice and tips on the financial aid process. This meeting will cover the following topics: The financial aid process, information regarding the  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), timelines for student aid, grants, and Scholarships.

There will be a workshop to assist with filing the FAFSA so bring your documents and a computer with you.

Junior/Senior High Parent Teacher Conferences
Thursday, October 7, 2021
4:00 To 7:00 p. m.

(513) 897-4706 OR (513) 897-2776

Scheduled for Wednesday, October 6, 2021
(Rain Date is October 7, 2021) 

Parents may sit in the bleachers.  Parents may enter through the gate at the park or behind the high school. 

10:00 - 11:00 am -  Kindergarten, AM Preschool, First and Second Grade
12:40 - 1:40 pm  - 5th and 6th Grade
2:00 - 3:00 pm - PM Kindergarten, PM Preschool, Third and Fourth Grade.



PTO Skating Party
Thursday, October 21, 2021
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Skateworld in Kettering
(No School on Friday for students!) 



Wayne Local Schools would like to extend an opportunity to our former students that may be attending a local college or tech school.  We have a need for evening/night time janitorial services.  This would provide a flexible four hour shift.  We hope to see this evolve into an eight hour summer assignment.   Spots are limited.    If interested, email a resume to

Any individual interested in working as a custodian at Wayne Local Schools, please send a resume to



Elyn Blaisdell
Mila Dahnke
Liam Hamilton
Emery Riggs
Motley Weber

Young Fives:
Ella Beach
Benjamin Hunter

Jackson Bunch
George Gaver
Zechariah Johnson
Archer Lamb
Ellie McKinney
Hayden Miller
Lacey Robinson
Elyse Walker

First Grade:
Chloe Bates
Andrew Bly
James Bridgman
Cameron Coffman
Kyle Harbison
Allie Martini
Rae Mercer
Hazel Moffitt
Peyton Rector
Abigail Riggs

Second Grade:
Savannah Burden
Amelia Daniels
Liam Graham
Michael Hunter
Abigail Larsen
Benjamin Marks
Maris Randolph
Preston Ross

Third Grade:
Liam Boggeln
Jackson Fields
Addie Knott
Cameron Newcomer
Brianna Rudd
Caleb Stamper
Lydia Wolf
Lilee Zacharias

Fourth Grade:
Savannah Bettag
Ayden Bruce
Paisley Geswein
Kellen Johnson
Luke Meier
Quinn Ramps
Peyton Ross
Grayson Scott
Fifth Grade:
Addisyn Adams
John Baker
Alice Kolaczkowski
Bennet Post

Sixth Grade:
Avery Blank
Shepherd Hively
Hadley Maddox
Tyce Rutledge
Chase Webb


Lady Spartans Soccer Retains Spartan Cup
Tuesday night, Waynesville traveled to Valley View to compete for the annual Spartan Cup.  In a Varsity-only match-up, Waynesville dominated with a 6-0 victory.  Although they had multiple shot opportunities early, Waynesville finally added one to the scoreboard with 17 minutes to go in the first half when junior Allie Freese played a corner kick into the box for senior Emma Whitaker to head into the back of the net.  The Lady Spartans followed up that first goal with two more in the first half when freshman Baylee Williams switch the point of attack finding junior Libby Bulach who powered the goal past the keeper and later when Whitaker scored off of sophomore Kayann Whitt’s long pass.  Waynesville continued to roll in the second half.  Sophomore Jillian Layne forced an own goal by Valley View when she fired a cross into the box.  Then, Whitaker played a through ball to sophomore Sam Erbach, who beat the keeper on the goal.  Finally, freshman Aleigha Post won the ball in the middle of the field and found Whitaker up top for the 6th goal of the game for Waynesville.
The win over Valley View follows a 3-0 win over Oakwood from the previous Thursday.  Travelling to Oakwood and looking for some redemption after an earlier loss, Waynesville refused to back down to pressure and found the back of the net 3 times through shear effort.  Layne got the scoring started early when she finished a cross played by Freese only 3 minutes into the game.  A little later in the first half, Layne found Erbach in the box for a nice shot into the corner of the goal.  The Lady Spartans took a 3-0 lead shortly before the end of the first half when Freese played a corner kick right in front of the goal for Whitaker and sophomore Emme Greely to put in the back of the net.  Waynesville defender their lead through the second half to walk away with the victory.
Unfortunately, the win streak ended Wednesday night when Waynesville fell to Bellbrook in a tough back-to-back game match-up.  After winning 4-0 over Bellbrook last week, the Lady Spartans only found the back of the net once against Bellbrook Wednesday when junior Laine Kuhns threw a long throw-in into the box for Freese to finish.  This tied the game up in the first half after Bellbrook had scored early.  However, the Bellbrook offense turned it up a notch in the second half putting two more goals in before the end of the game.  The 1-3 loss to Bellbrook puts the Lady Spartans in 2nd place in the SWBL currently with a 3-2 league record and a 7-5 overall record.
Waynesville looks to continue their winning ways next week with games at Greenview Oct. 5 at 5:30 pm and our next league match-up at Monroe Oct. 6 (JV at 5:30 pm, Varsity at 7:15 pm).  Come out and cheer them on as they take on these two tough opponent!


Waynesville High School Girls and Boys Cross Country Team Take First and Second Place at Versailles Invitational!
The Waynesville High School Lady Spartans Cross Country Team brought home another win this week, capturing First Place at the Versailles Invitational last Saturday! Our team was led by a trio of sophomore superstars as Samantha Erbach, Maria Gill, and Kyla Harvey impressively finished in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place respectively! Sophomore sensation Emme Greely also ran an outstanding race for the Lady Spartans with an 11th place finish! Junior Alyza Kamp and Senior Captain Rachel Ingle both ran a fantastic race and rounded out the top 20 finishing in 14th and 20th place respectively. Olivia Walters, Senior Captain Kate Handle, Isabel King, Rebecca Drew, Jordan Patterson, and Elizabeth McKeehan all ran a fabulous race and helped bring home the big win for the Waynesville Lady Spartans Cross Country Team!

The Waynesville High School Boys Cross Country Team took home the runner-up trophy! Our team was led by Senior superstar Caden Adams with an outstanding 2nd place finish! Jonas King and Jackson Berger also ran a fantastic race for the Spartans, finishing the race in 5th and 10th place respectively! Athlete of the Meet Owen Malcolm was our big 4th man for the day, finishing in 21st place whilst posting an impressive 40 second personal record in the process! Noah Wooldridge, Addison Cummins, Ryan Leopold, Grant Kazmierski, Andrew Hamilton, Gabe Wooldridge, Carson Shutts, Decker Atkins, Isaiah Webb, Conner Huffman, Ben Campbell, Aiden Larsen, David Weaver, and Cameron Bailey all ran strong for the Spartans and helped secure a second place finish for our Waynesville Boys Cross Country Team!

Our WHS Cross Country Teams will be competing at the Centerville “Saturday Night Lights” Invitational in Centerville tomorrow evening with the first race kicking off at 5:25 pm! We would love to have your support in coming out and cheering on this outstanding group of student-athletes! GO SPARTANS GO!

Jenae James
Cross Country Coach


10 Warren County School Districts to Pilot ODH’s
Test & Stay Program

The Ohio Department of Health is piloting a Test & Stay program in ten (10) Warren County districts that began on Tuesday, September 28, 2021.  Test & Stay is a testing initiative for asymptomatic close contacts of students with confirmed COVID-19. This testing program will allow asymptomatic close contacts to remain in school if they receive an individual rapid antigen test (BinaxNOW) two times during their quarantine period and test negative, as well as wear a face mask while inside their school. This more strategic approach provides a second option for families that will allow students to remain at school.


Participating districts include Carlisle Local Schools, Clinton-Massie Schools, Franklin City Schools, Kings Local Schools, Lebanon City Schools, Little Miami, Mason City Schools, Springboro, Wayne Local Schools, the Warren County Career Center and the Warren County Educational Service Center. 


ODH is providing the participating districts with Abbot BinaxNow Rapid Antigen Professional Test kits and Abbott BinaxNOW At-Home Test kits. School districts may administer professional tests at school to identify close contact students. Additionally, families may opt to test their child at home, and then utilize a telehealth session to oversee test administration and result reporting. All families using the at home test kit should follow the Ohio Department of Health User Guide: Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test Kit – User Guide.


Currently, the pilot only applies to students who are close contacts due to exposure at school, not through a community exposure or school-sponsored activity exposure. Families whose student has been identified as a close contact will have the option to participate in the pilot to stay in school, or they may quarantine for 10 days at home, or return to school  on day 8 with proof of a negative test on day 5, 6, or 7.  If a student is in the pilot program to stay in school, the student will not be permitted to participate in extracurricular activities outside of school hours.  Students who are wearing a face mask or are vaccinated do not need to quarantine.  


Warren County is partnering with the school districts and county commissioners using federally approved COVID-19 funds to provide a nurse for each district to help with testing and pilot implementation.


The superintendents of public-school districts in Warren County extend our thanks to the Warren County Commissioners for their willingness to provide funding for the employment of school nurses.  Commission President Dave Young and his fellow Commissioners Tom Grossmann and Shannon Jones support the pilot project that will reduce quarantines of healthy students in Warren County schools.


We are grateful to be in the pilot project and as we collect data, we may see changes evolve.  We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we navigate this opportunity to keep healthy kids in schools.




Homecoming Queen - Holly Worthington
Homecoming King - Jacob Duncan

11th and 12th grade students had the opportunity to listen to Army Reserve recruiter SSG Christopher Aggas on Wednesday, September 22nd.  Reserves is a great way for students to pay for college.  If students are interested in finding out more information, please contact Ms. Rogers or Mr. Hill for more information. 

Date: Sunday, October 10, 2021

Time: 12:00 – 4:00p.m.

Where: 3855 Lower Market St., Lebanon, OH

Why: Why not!  Enjoy an afternoon of fun at Kids Construction Day, food trucks, and a tailgate experience while visiting Homearama and the 11 new luxurious homes!

About the Day: Students will participate in activities and education opportunities at their own pace while completing the tasks and be entered to win the grand prizes (student does not have to be present to win grand prizes).
October is Careers in Construction Month, which shines a spotlight on the opportunities in the industry and recognizes the professionals working in the residential construction industry. The Home Builders Association of Dayton is launching this inaugural event to bring the trades and the power of building, tinkering, and innovating to students who are interested in a new challenge.
The HBA of Dayton is dedicated to enriching the educational experience of students by offering them first-hand exposure to the real world of the building industry through this opportunity with hands-on use of tools and educational exposure to the trades while leveraging the reach of this year’s Homearama at Union Village. Prizes for participating students include Amazon gift certificates, iPads as grand prizes, and the opportunity to win three (3) $1,000 scholarships into their CollegeAdvantage: Ohio 529 Plan.

To register for this exciting day, please visit the following link and register.


Waynesville High School Girls Cross Country Team Wins Cedarville Friendship Invitational!
The Waynesville High School Lady Spartans Cross Country Team won First Place at the Cedarville Friendship Invitational last Saturday! Our team was led by first place race champion and sophomore superstar Samantha Erbach who won the race by nearly two minutes with a time of 19:50.9 seconds! Sophomore sensations Maria Gill, Emme Greely, and Kyla Harvey also posted outstanding performances and took home 2nd, 3rd, and 5th place respectively. Junior Alyza Kamp and Senior Captain Rachel Ingle also had an amazing race day for the Lady Spartans finishing in 12th and 22nd place respectively. Rebecca Drew, Olivia Walters, Senior Captain Kate Handle, Elizabeth McKeehan, and Jordan Patterson all ran a fabulous race and rounded out the win for our super talented team! We are very proud of our Lady Spartan runners and are looking forward to an outstanding rest of the season as we are working hard in preparation for an SWBL League Championship and a return to Columbus to vie for a trophy in the State Cross Country Championship!

Cedarville Friendship Invitational
The boys raced to a Runner-Up finish out of 22 teams. Caden Adams (8th) led the way with Jackson Berger (9th), Jonas King (23rd), Noah Wooldridge (51st), and Andrew Hamilton (53rd) scoring. Addison Cummins (62nd) and Grant Kazmierski (65th) rounded out the Top 7.


2022 After Prom Committee Needs Your Help!!!
Hello High School Parents!!
The After Prom Committee for the 2022 After Prom is now forming and we need lots of volunteers to help pull off a fantastic event this year.   We need lots of volunteers to help in planning, fundraising, and organizing the event.  We are also looking for parents who are willing to shadow this year to help chair the event in future years. Meetings will be starting soon!  If you are interested, please email your contact information to Heidi Miltenberger at, or text to 937-902-3413. 



The USDA has announced that the National School Breakfast and Lunch program will continue to be free for all students during the 2021-22 school year.  This means that students will not be charged for breakfast and lunch “Class A” meals.  Extra/ala carte items will be available for purchase. 

However, we encourage all families to complete a free and reduced application form if you feel you might qualify.   Approved applications determine eligibility for your child’s schools fees to be waived, child’s P-EBT cards, and any additional state and federal program benefits that you may qualify for. 

Please click on the following link:  F/R Application Form for a free and reduced application.  The application may be returned to any building office or emailed to



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Haunted Gingerbread House Saturday, October 16 10:30am - 11:30am
Families with children in grades 5 and under are invited to assemble and decorate a Haunted Gingerbread House together. There will be a limit of one house per family.  Space is limited and required registration begins Monday, September 27.   Please call the Mary L. Cook Public Library to register.     (10/8)

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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
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  • 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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