Wayne Trace Jr/Sr High School

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

4915 US 127
Haviland, OH 45851

fax 419-622-3037

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Friday, October 2nd

Anyone interested in ordering a senior football character t-shirt needs to have the order form and payment into the office by Monday!  If you need an order form, please see your Raider Time teacher or come to the office for a form. 

Students, if you are 18 by November 3rd, you can register to vote in the next election.  Registration deadline is Monday, October 5th.  You can register online or you can register in person until 9:00 pm Monday at the Paulding County Board of Elections.  Please see Mrs. Franz or Mr. Speller if you have any questions.

The Wright State Lake Campus representative will be here Monday during Raider Time.  Please sign up in the office if you would like to meet with her. 

The high school fall sports will participate in a combined Senior Night on Friday, October 16.  Seniors participating in marching band or a fall sport other than volleyball, please turn in your forms by October 8th.  If you are a senior participating in a fall sport and have not received a form from your coach, please stop by the Athletic Office and pick one up.  Forms will be on Mrs. Kipfer’s desk.

Presale tickets for tonight’s home Football game against Holgate will be on sale in the high school office today from 7:45 am until 1:00.  Presale prices for student are $3.00 and adults are $5.00.  All tickets at the gate will be $6.00.

There will be a brief meeting on Tuesday, October 6th in the High School gym during Raider time for any High School girl interested in playing basketball this season.

Friday Events:


Homecoming ceremony 6:00
Varsity Football home with Holgate 7:00


2015 Homecoming Court

Wayne Trace HS has recently selected its' 2015 Homecoming Court. Members of the court include front row: Seniors: Jessica Offerle, Brianna Sinn, Shayna Temple, and Erin Mohr. Junior: Danae Myers, Sophomore: Lily Sinn, and Freshman: Olivia Egnor. 2nd Row: Luke Miller, Arlyn Cooper, Cole shepherd, Clint Sinn, Jayden Sherry, Eli Sinn, and Grant Baumle. The annual Homecoming Football game will be played on Friday October 2 vs. Holgate, with the Homecoming Dance taking place on Saturday October 3.

Principal's Newsletter Minimize

It has been my pleasure to help open the 2015-2016 school year at Wayne Trace Jr./Sr. High School. The staff and students have been very welcoming to me and I trust the same can be said with all new students and staff members. My expectation for students and staff is for everyone to give their best effort. I have been very pleased with what I have observed these first weeks of school. I have found your sons and daughters to be respectful and polite. Parents, you should be very proud!

Educationally, I am impressed with the tools that our students have been given to help prepare them for today’s world. The laptop computers that are available for all students can be wonderful devices to enhance education if used properly. We will continue to seek ways to use the technology that is available to make sure our students are ready for 21st century skills.

It was noted last year that our present sophomores will be the first class that will not be responsible to take the Ohio Graduation Tests as a requirement for graduation. The Class of 2018 (sophomores) and beyond are required to take seven "end of course" exams that the state of Ohio is providing in the following areas: English I and II, Algebra I, Geometry, American History, American Government and Biology (the Class of 2018 took a Physical Science test last year as their science but the Class of 2019 and beyond have the Biology requirement). One change from last year is that a performance based assessment that was given in March or April has been eliminated for the future. This will provide more time on task and relieve some of the "testing time" that had been required of our students. Each of the seven exams will be scored on a scale from one to five (five being the highest). A total of 18 points is required to meet the state graduation requirement along with the credit requirements set up by the state of Ohio and our local Wayne Trace board of education.

I want to thank all parents who have completed the forms necessary for your sons and daughters to attend Wayne Trace Jr./Sr. High School. As a reminder, we must have emergency medical information on each student. Parents, if you have not filled an emergency medical form out, please do as soon as possible. If it has been misplaced, please contact us and we will make sure you receive one immediately. Also, if you believe that your son or daughter would qualify for a free or reduced lunch, please complete the form and return it to our office.

Lastly, there is a tremendous amount of pride in the Wayne Trace School District. We look to continue a tradition of excellence in all that we do at WTJH/HS. It will be my goal to help every teacher improve instruction and each student to learn what is necessary to be successful educa-tionally and in life. I consider it a privilege to serve as principal of Wayne Trace Jr./Sr. High School.


Phil Nofziger


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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