Good News Friday




& MONDAY, APRIL 5, 2021

Dr. Sam Ison, High School Principal, announces retirement
After 42 years in public education, Waynesville High School Principal, Dr. Sam Ison, has announced that he will retire at the end of the 2020-21 school year.  Dr. Ison is widely known and respected in education circles as a highly successful principal, superintendent, and professor. He has served as our WHS principal since 2017.  Dr. Ison emphasizes relationships, and the size of our high school has allowed him to work directly with students.  One of his legacies will be the commitment to a very positive experience for our students during the Covid-19 pandemic. Retirement means Sam will miss seeing and interacting with the students and staff on a daily basis.  “I have enjoyed my time with Wayne Local Schools and appreciate the support everyone has provided me during my tenure.”  Previously, he was Superintendent of Schools and a District Level Administrator at Middletown City Schools (2011- 2017).   Prior to Middletown, Dr. Ison was High School Principal at Lebanon High School (1996 – 2011) and Springfield Northwestern High School (1995-1996).  He started his education career at Milton-Union as a Social Studies Teacher (1979-1986) and Middle School Principal (1986-1995).  He will continue to be an Adjunct Professor with Xavier University’s Graduate School.  “Wayne Local Schools and the Waynesville Community will always have a special place in my heart.”

Best wishes and congratulations to Sam on his well-deserved retirement.  Sam’s stewardship, passion, guidance, expertise, and leadership will leave a lasting imprint on many students, staff, community, and colleagues.  

Congratulations Booker! 


The Wayne Local Hall of Fame exists to recognize individuals who exemplified excellence in two categories: 1) Academic Leadership (accomplishments while a student in the Wayne Local School District, and/or 2) Success and Citizenship (accomplishments after graduation from Wayne Local School District, or while an employee of the school district, or for other significant contributions to the school district).

Please CLICK HERE for Hall of Fame Nomination Form.  Forms may also be picked up in the Superintendent's office.  The Deadline to submit your nomination is Friday, April 9, 2021.   The recipients of the Hall of Fame award will be announced at the 2021 Wayne Local Alumni Dinner on Saturday, May 29, 2021.  
Mail or drop off the nomination form to Wayne Local Schools, Attention: Jan Dworetsky, 659 Dayton Road, Waynesville, OH  45068.  Forms may also be emailed to

WMS Pathway Painting Project

Looking for ways to support our kids?

Here are some ways that we could use your help....

All students at WMS will be starting a School Pathway Painting Project within the next few weeks (more details coming soon).  We will be needing some supplies for the student body.  

  • If you have any new or gently used paint brushes, we can use all sizes from very fine for writing on stones to 3" wide for priming.  
  • If you would prefer to just sent in Lowes Gift Cards for the school to purchase any needed supplies, any denomination would be appreciated.

Thank you!!

Experiential Learning with Buckingham Financial

Senior Jordan Combs is completing an internship at Buckingham Financial. Jordan is interested in pursuing a degree from BGSU in finance or accounting. Thank you Buckingham Financial for allowing Jordan to intern with you.

Waynesville Elementary
The Spring Book Fair is Coming!!!

When: April 12-16th   

Where:  Waynesville Elementary Media Center Hallway
Your child’s teacher will pick the day they will visit the Book Fair.  You can find this date on the information sheet, attached to the book fair flyer, your child will be bringing home on April 7th.
We will be accepting CASH AND CHECKS (made payable to WES) and Credit Cards.
Visit Our Homepage at:

After Prom Needs Your Help!
We need your help in volunteering to put on a great Prom for our kids this year.  Due to a lot of restrictions and unknowns due to COVID, After Prom is partnering with the High School to provide prizes and volunteers for the 2021 WHS Prom.  We are excited to help the Prom Committee this year to put on a fantastic event.
There are several areas that we need your help with.  This year, prizes are going to be given out during Prom, but we need help in getting items.  Also, we will need volunteers to help decorate and set up both for the Red Carpet event and at Southbrook Church.
Attached is a link to sign up to volunteer.  More details are available in the link.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Heidi Miltenberger at or 937-902-3413.



If you have any questions, please email the athletic department at or 

ATHLETIC CALENDAR FOR 3/27/2021 - 4/3/2021

Waynesville Elementary is in need of boxes!  

As you know, Waynesville Elementary is looking forward to moving into our beautiful new building.  If you have any clean, sturdy, dry boxes in good condition, we would love to have them to pack. They can be dropped off at the elementary school office during regular school hours.  If you have a large amount of boxes you are willing to donate, you can call the office at 897-2761 to schedule a pickup.

Registration for Kindergarten was
March 8th and March 9th. 

Please click the following link if you missed registration for your child. 

2021-22 KDG Step-by-Step Registration



ACT Test at Waynesville High School 

When:  Saturday, April 17th
Time:  8:00 a.m.

Late Registration at:  CLICK HERE


CLICK HERE for March 2021 Wellness News


Congratulations to our participants and winners for their art work in the Miamisburg Art Show 2021!

Google Slideshow of the Art Work 

Waynesville High School:  Miamisburg Participants & Places:

Maddie Almeter - 2nd Place: Geometric (Value colored pencil)
Ava Amato
Ryleigh Anderson
Harrison Aunspaw
Eryn Barrett
Libby Bulach
Teagan Cassidy
Macy Grayson - 3rd Place: Geometric (Pastel Cubism)
Rylan Guthrie
Grayden Habermehl
Reagan Hardyman - 2nd Place: Digital Art (Wolf)
Rachel Ingle - Honorable Mention: Geometric (Painting)
Vance Jordan - Honorable Mention: Digital Art (Texture Portrait)
Hannah Krumholtz -  1st Place: Still Life (Paper), Honorable Mention: Digital Art (Portrait)
Riley Osborn - Honorable Mention: Digital Art (Album Cover)
Anicca Sivsov - 3rd Place: Dimensional Art (Mask)
Blaise Sizer
James Taylor
Emily Wells
Emma Williams - Honorable Mention: Landscape (Painting)
Emma Whitaker
Cana Wilson
Megan Zidaroff - Honorable Mention: Portrait (Painting), 3rd Place (Oil Pastel) & Honorable Mention: Figures (Painting)

This link will redirect you to the gallery website and a full list of winners for the show.





Would you like to Adopt-a-Senior this year?

We have a very tight-knit community here in Waynesville. Due to the events of the pandemic we want to shower our class of 2021 with love and comfort.  WHS will be sending out a link for anyone to sign up to adopt a senior.  We ask for approximately $50.00 worth of items.

On the link you will pick a number and add your name and phone number, we will then send you that seniors name and a brief description of that student.  We will have a due date on the baskets of May 1, 2021 to be brought to the High School office.


Please allow us up to two weeks to respond back with your senior number’s information


Graduate Services Inc. will be in the High School Lobby on Tuesday, March 30th at 10 am with Senior Cap and Gowns.

Any cap and gown packages not picked up will be held in the office until the student and/or parent can pick them up.

More Information on Graduation


We are offering ad space for you to place a senior ad to celebrate your 2021 graduate! We love for these to be as custom as you would like them to be. You can create your own ad or we will create the ad for you in our class. 
Here's what we need for the ad and everything can be emailed to Kristen Elton
  1. Pictures - as many as you want! Bring on the baby pictures. You can also send in photos to be scanned & returned.
  2. Message - a message that you would like for your senior to read once they receive their book
Ad Sizing Options:
Full Page $50
Half Page $25
Quarter Page $20
Business Card Size $10
Ad orders must be placed in the high school office with a cash or check to WHS Yearbook. Senior ad orders are due by May 7th.



To learn more and enroll, please visit:  CLICK HERE

Sophomores needed for 2020-21 Workforce Development Internship

The Montgomery County Educational Service Center is looking for 14 high school sophomores from around the region to work alongside Dayton professionals, businesses, and educators to help design creative ways to connect students to careers for their school district.  

During the 5 week internship, students will synthesize research, participate in group discussions, and design career connection activities and events.  

Students will have the opportunity to present their final projects to the Montgomery County ESC's Business Advisory Council Student Engagement Working Group.

More Information: 
5 week virtual internship
5 hours per week

For more information:

More Educational Opportunities

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Saturday, May 8, 2021


Wayne Local Schools offer services to both special needs and typical children with curriculum and settings tailored to the science of early childhood education.  The children must be residents of Wayne Local School District. 

The Wayne Local School preschool provides both center-based and itinerant (visiting) teaching for children ages 3-5 who are identified by their district as children who would benefit from specific interventions to address delays or needs.  Teachers, aides and therapists work with children to achieve goals specified in their Individual Education Plans (IEP’s).  Typical children are also an important part of the preschool classrooms, serving as peer models and sharing in activities based on Ohio’s Early Learning Content Standards. 

Click here to register and find out more about our preschool application process, timelines, cost, etc.  


High School College and Career News

Click link below:

CLICK HERE for the 2021-22 School Calendar
Adopted 2/8/2021


Free One-on-One Tutoring Available

The Mary L. Cook Library is offering one on one live tutoring to students 7 days a week from 2:00 - 9:00 p.m. You will need your library card to login and create a profile.

Check it out on the Mary L. Cook website at under "Children's Services", then click on "Homework Help for Kids."



Wayne Local School District uses a number of communication methods to communicate information to families. 

As winter weather is upon us, please be sure that you are CONNECTED in the event of weather alerts, school delays, and unexpected school closures.  

Listed below are several avenues through which a parent or student can stay connected to what's happening at WLS.

Voice and Text Communication:

Wayne Local School District uses The Education Connection for emergency phone communication. Emergency phone information is automatically populated from the student data base.

If you wish to receive voice or text communication for DISTRICT INFORMATION, then you must CLICK HERE and follow instructions.

Good News Friday Newsletter:

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Main Social Media Accounts:

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*Please check back often for updated documents pertaining to the current graduating class.

Download Graduation Timeline 2021

Download Senior Bulletin - 2021

Download 2021 Graduation Guide


For more details:  
Click Here to be taken to the Graduation page

Please visit the Waynesville HS Scholarship page for information and postings about national and local scholarship opportunities.   
CLICK HERE for scholarship information

This school year has been quite unforgettable and we have been working very hard to capture every moment of this historic year in our yearbook. Things may look a little different this year but it has helped us become more creative with lots of fun content for our book. Our theme this year is "Like Never Before" and we have made it our goal to fill every page with all of the great things that are happening at WHS. To place your order you can order online following the link below or pick up an order form in the high school office where you can pay with cash or check to WHS yearbook. Our yearbooks are $55 and will remain so throughout this school year! 
We are offering ad space for you to place a senior ad to celebrate your 2021 graduate! We love for these to be as custom as you would like them to be. You can create your own ad or we will create the ad for you in our class. 
Here's what we need for the ad and can be emailed to Kristen Elton ( 
  1. Pictures - as many as you want! Bring on the baby pictures
  2. Message - a message that you would like for your senior to read once they receive their book
Ad Sizing Options:
Full Page $50
Half Page $25
Quarter Page $20
Business Card Size $10
Ad orders must be placed in the high school office with a cash or check to WHS Yearbook
​Kristen Elton
Waynesville High School
Graphic Design & Art Teacher
Yearbook Advisor



Attention High School Students: 

The Waynesville High School Student Council is sponsoring their second Blood Drive for the school year.  

When:  Monday, March 29
Time:  8:00am – 12:00pm
Location:  HS Gym

To donate, student must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good general health. 

Appointments are being scheduled now.  EMAIL

Blood Drive Form



Wayne Local Schools are pleased to announce that we are able to extend the free class "A" breakfast and lunch from the Spartan cafes through the end of the school year.  This is available to ALL ON-CAMPUS WAYNESVILLE STUDENTS.   
This program is available and in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education and the USDA.

*Note:  This program will not waive your child's school fees.  In order to apply for school fee waiver, please complete a 2020-21 Free and Reduced Lunch Application.   This application also helps qualify the district for additional federal and state funding.  The application may be handed in to the High School, Middle School, Elementary or Central Offices. 

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


Community News

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CLICK HERE for Flyer of Summer Sessions 2021

CLICK HERE For Flyer of Summer Camps 2021

CLICK HERE for Bellbrook Soccer Spring Future Star Academy Program - Ages 6 - 9.
CLICK HERE for Club Ohio Soccer Juniors Program for boys and girls 5-8 years of age. 
CLICK HERE for YMCA Spring Flag Football flyer - Ages 5- 14



People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • 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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