Wayne Trace Jr/Sr High School

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Greg Leeth
Sarah Franz
Guidance Counselor
Tony Langhals
Director of Student and Staff Services
Colleen Saylor
Camille Myers
Guidance Secretary/EMIS

4915 US 127
Haviland, OH 45851

fax 419-622-3037

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    WT JH/HS Band & Choir  Event  Calendar 2014-2015

Fine Arts Festival
Saturday, November 8th


Let us help you do your Christmas shopping this year!  The Wayne Trace Performing Arts is again offering gift cards.  How it works is simple – you purchase gift cards from us like you would in a store for face value.  The percent column on the paper is the amount that we will get back from Great Lakes Scrip for ordering cards through them.  Please consider this as you plan your “Black Friday” shopping or purchasing cards for those on your Christmas list.  The following are the order by and pick up dates:

Order by Wed, Nov. 19th for pickup on Mon, Nov. 24th
Order by Wed, Dec. 3rd for pickup on Mon, Dec. 8th
Order by Wed, Dec. 10th for pickup on Mon, Dec. 15th

The order by dates must be received by noon that day for your order to be sent in on time.  You may pick up cards in the music room or call the music department at 419-622-5171 ext 271 and make other arrangements. 

Click here for the Order Form

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Announcements October 20, 2014

Student Council and NHS:  Need Volunteer Hours?  Pastors in Payne are starting a Kid's Zone Parenting Class twice a month and need volunteers to watch children while the parents have their meeting.  Please see Mrs. Annette Sinn to sign up.  You will earn one hour of volunteer work per meeting.  You don't have to come all of the time, so this can work around your schedule.

Ghouligrams are on sale all this week!  The cost is $1.00 and will be sold during lunch!  Be sure and buy some candy and make somebody's day.  They will be delivered during lunch on October 29th.

Student Council is hosting a Halloween Dress-up Day on October 29th.  That gives you this week to get those costumes ready!

The Red Cross will be hosting their blood drive here on Friday, November 7th.  Please consider signing up if you are 16 years old or older.  Also, encourage your family members to sign up.  If we get 42 pints of blood this year the Red Cross will award a Wayne Trace student with a $500.00 scholarship.  Sign up information will be available soon.

Cross Country Runners:  Please get your uniforms in to Mrs A Sinn as soon as possible.
Upcoming college representative visits.  Please sign up in the Guidance Office at least one day prior to the visit and give the pass to your teacher.

  •     10/22- Wright State University-Lake Campus at Raider Time
  • 10/23- Defiance College at Raider Time
  • 11/5- University of Cincinnati at 12:30 (beginning at the end of lunch) You must give your pass to your 7th period teacher at least one day prior to the visit.

All high school girls basketball players should pick up a packet from Coach Hughes in Miss Diamond's classroom on Thursday. You also need to sign up for a time to work concessions for the Tinora football game.

It is time for the fall sign up meeting to travel to Italy and Greece.  This trips leaves in June of 2016 and is open to all freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Parents are able to travel as well.   The meeting will be Tuesday, October 28th at 7 pm in Mrs. A Sinn's room. If interested please pick up an information sheet from Mrs. Annette Sinn.

7th and 8th grade boys:
There will be open gyms in the junior high gym on the following dates:
Monday, November 3 from 5:00-6:30
Tuesday, November 4 from 5:00-6:30
Thursday, November 6 from 5:00-6:30
Monday, November 10 from 5:00-6:30
Tuesday, November 11 from 5:00-6:30
Thursday, November 13 from 5:00-6:30

If you are interested in playing basketball this year, you need to come to these tryouts. Everyone should wear shorts, a t-shirt, and appropriate shoes. If you’re not sure if you will make the team this year, you probably shouldn’t go out and buy a brand new pair of Jordans or Lebrons. Each day of tryouts there will be drills, running, and scrimmaging.

Are you looking for community service hours or a worthy volunteer program?  The First United Methodist Church in Van Wert will be filling rice bags for Kids Against Hunger.  The military will deliver them to third world countries.  They will be making the bags on Saturday, October 25th from 8-11.  They would like to know ahead of time how many will be attending, so if you are interested, please see Mrs. Franz for more details by Friday the 24th at 9am.

Any 8th grade volleyball player who has not yet returned their uniform needs to turn one in to Miss Thomas ASAP.

All Seniors in any fall sport (except Volleyball) and band, please turn your Senior Night form in to the Athletic Office no later than noon tomorrow (October 21st).


Principal's Newsletter Minimize

 Greg Leeth, Principal

We are over half way through the first grading period at the junior/senior high school, and students and teachers are adapting well to the implementation of laptop computers for deliver-ing instruction and assessing student learning. Recently, I informally polled an English class about the use of their laptops. Students in the class claimed to be using their computers to com-plete 75% of their homework. The benefits they spoke of include the ease of use and the effi-ciency the laptop provides to complete assign-ments. I am excited to see students developing real 21st century skills that will serve them well after the graduate from high school.

Please be reminded that the laptop computers are school issued and must be well cared for. Four students have had cracked screens replaced on their laptops. Screens will crack if students close the laptop lid when objects are on the key-board. Students should be careful not to close lids on earbuds or headphones and should not stuff papers under the lid of the laptop.

Parent-teacher conferences will be held October 29th and 30th. Please be sure to take advantage of this scheduled time by scheduling conferences with your child’s teachers. Of course, I always encourage parents and teachers to communicate with each other throughout the school year, don’t hesitate to call or email your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns.

Juniors who are interested in taking the PSAT, a standardized test cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corpora-tion, should contact the guidance counselor’s office to sign up. The test, which provides stu-dents scholarship opportunities and provides feedback on college readiness, costs $14 and will be administered on October 15th.

 The fall testing window for junior and senior students who have not passed one or more sections of the OGT begins October 27. Current 10th-12th graders must pass all five sections of the test to graduate from high school. Students who do not pass the fall test will have additional opportunities to take the test in the spring and summer.

Lastly, I want to thank the community for the tremendously positive start to the school year. We have much to be proud of at Wayne Trace Local Schools, and you are an integral part of our success!



2014-2015 Wayne Trace High School Honor Students
(click on the link above for a list of names)

Fall Academic Letter Awards 
(click on the link above for a list of names)


Attention: Federal Court Instructs Ohio Districts

A U.S. District Court has ordered that 2013-2014 school year records from the Ohio Department of Education’s Educational Management Information System be turned over to Disability Rights Ohio as part of an ongoing lawsuit.

Under the
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, families of students whose data will be released must be notified and given the opportunity to object. The court is instructing all local education agencies to post notice about this opportunity to object on their district websites and in a central location, accessible to the public, in each building that is open to the public.

The court must receive objections no later than September 12, 2014.
Students’ names, addresses and social security numbers are not part of the information to be released. Ohio is one of only three states that do not allow their departments of education to collect this data, to protect student privacy.
Data to be released for each student include student ID number, school name, grade, gender, race, age and disability category. The records also reveal student performance on the state’s Ohio Achievement Assessments and Ohio Graduation Tests, as well as tests related to Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Student suspensions and expulsions also are listed.

The data is subject to a protective order, which means Disability Rights Ohio cannot publicize it.

Questions should be directed to the Ohio Department of Education’s legal office at 614.466.4705.
Complete information is available at http://www.sstr1.org/?page_id=22824. The notice document is available at http://www.sstr1.org/files/ODE_ATTENTION_274-2_notice.pdf.

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