Wayne Trace Jr/Sr High School

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

4915 US 127
Haviland, OH 45851

fax 419-622-3037


Wayne Trace students in Mrs. Judy Snook's art class recently completed a mural in the JH-HS cafeteria. Shown is the mural along with: Mrs. Judy Snook, Emily Mohr, Abigail Shepherd, Alec Kuhn, and Emilie Linder.


Wednesday, April 2, Wayne Trace Local Schools
will add
30 minutes to each school day for 22
consecutive days ending
May 2. This will
allow us to make-up two days of school.
If we have a delay, we will NOT add 30 minutes to that day.
School will dismiss at the regular time of 2:40.


Athletic Department News:

The WT Athletic Boosters’ Reverse Drawing will be held on Friday, April 25, starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Jr./Sr. High School. Tickets are $50 each and may be purchased from the Athletic Department or from any Booster Club officer.

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WTHS Announcements

Guidance News:

Seniors who were not here for the Van Wert Foundation meeting or need to vote for the class color, flower and motto, please see Mrs. Franz by Tuesday, April 22nd.

Any senior who did not get the latest scholarship packet last week, please come to the guidance office to pick one up.

School Information:

There is ONE MORE WEEK left to order your yearbooks! Please turn in your order form and payment to Mrs. Gerber by April 25. You may also order online using the link on the school website. Don't miss out!

There is ONE MORE WEEK left to order your yearbooks! Please turn in your order form and payment to Mrs. Gerber by April 25. You may also order online using the link on the school website. Don't miss out!


Seniors: Your "wills" and "remember whens" should be in Mrs. Gerber's Inbox by May 1.

Seniors: We are missing several baby pictures. You know who you are! Please get those in as soon as possible or we will resort to finding the ugliest baby picture online and using it in place of yours.

Seniors: Studio pictures for use in the yearbook are overdue. Please let Mrs. Gerber know if you plan to use one by the end of today.

Please turn in all the forms and questionnaires that were distributed for the yearbook. We still need several baby pictures as well! You DO have until May 1 to complete your Senior Wills and Remember Whens. We will use your Gibby's school picture if you did not turn in a studio picture or make arrangements to turn that in. Thank you for your cooperation.

Class Meetings:
There will be a senior class meeting during Raider Time in the Lecture Hall on Monday, April 21.

There will be a junior class meeting during Raider Time in the Lecture Hall on Tuesday, April 22.

There will be a sophomore class meeting Thursday, April 24, at the end of Raider Time in the lecture hall.

There will be prom decorating on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (April 21-23) from 3:15-6:30 pm in the junior high gym.

Juniors please bring in 8' and 10' ladders for prom decorating as soon as possible. Please put your name on your ladder.

Prom tickets can be purchased in the high school office Monday, April 14. All tickets must be purchased prior to Friday, April 25. Tickets are $15.00 per couple or $10.00 for an individual. Out of town guest forms are also available in the office. These forms must be received prior to Friday, April 25.

SmartStyle Hair Salon in the Van Wert Walmart is offering a Prom Package deal. $30 Prom Package includes an updo/style and a Can of Sebastian Hairspray. You can make an appointment or just walk-in. Our hours are 9am-7pm on Saturdays and our phone number is 419-238-0579.

ATTENTION JUNIOR HIGH BOYS:  The boys' junior high locker room will be closed Monday, April 28 through Sunday, May 4, 2014, for prom decorating. Please REMOVE all items in your lockers Friday, April 25, after school because you WILL NOT have access to the locker room for an entire week!

ATTENTION JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS:  The girls' locker room will be closed immediately after school on Thursday, May 1, 2014, and will remain closed through Sunday, May 4. Please make sure to remove all items as you WILL NOT have access to the locker room during that time.

The NHS dodge ball tournament will be held Saturday, April 26 at 7:00p.m. At this time, we are in need of teams if the tournament is to go on as planned. We will extend the deadline to Friday, April 25 at the end of the school day. Please make sure you have at least six members and no more than eight. All forms should be turned in to Mrs. Hatcher. This is a great way to help out a community member, so if you are free, get a team around and join us on Saturday, April 26 for the NHS dodge ball tournament!


The boys and girls golf teams will have a sign up and informational meeting next Wednesday, Apr. 23 during Raider time. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria.

There will be a meeting for 8th through 11th grade girls who plan on playing high school volleyball next year during raider time on Thurs April 17th.

Starting Tuesday open mats for wrestling will now run from 4:30 to 6:00. 



Principal's Newsletter Minimize

 Greg Leeth, Principal

As mentioned in the March newsletter, spring is testing time in Ohio. We have completed OGT testing and now look forward to OAA testing of our seventh and eighth grade students. We will administer those tests on May 7, 8, and 9. Special tutoring sessions will be available on Saturdays in April. Those dates and times will be released the first week of April.

I would like to congratulate our students for their many successes since the last newsletter. Under the direction of Miss Sharon Spinner, our high school students put on three outstanding performances of the musical Bye Bye Birdie.

Also under the direction of Miss Spinner and Mrs. Wenninger, the band and choir earned excellent ratings at the District OMEA contest held in Celina on Saturday, March 15.

Our winter sports season came to a close with the boys’ basketball team advancing to the Regional Final Championship game, two wrestlers advancing to the State meet, and the varsity cheerleading team taking 2nd place at the GMC meet and 4th place at the State meet.

Congratulations to all of the coaches and players for representing Wayne Trace with pride, class, and sportsmanship.

Calamity days and make-up days have been the talk of many in the education business. While some decisions still need to be made concerning how we are going to make up school days for students in grades 7-11, I can tell you that the seniors’ last day will be May 23. According to House Bill 416, seniors are not required to make up days after their graduation date.

As always, feel free to contact us anytime if you have questions or concerns about your child’s education. 

I would be remiss if I did not congratulate all of the winter sport athletes on their tremendous success this season. At the time of this writing, Mrs. Christina Sinn’s varsity cheerleading squad had recently qualified for state competition at the OASSA Regional qualifier held at Anthony Wayne High School and is scheduled to compete in Columbus on Sunday, March 2.

Additionally, Coach George Clemens’ varsity wrestling team finished as GMC runner up and qualified eight wrestlers and one alternate for the district tournament, Coach Jim Linder’s boys’ varsity basketball team won its second consecutive GMC championship, and Coach Bethany Hughes guided her girls’ varsity basketball team to an impressive 13-9 season.

Congratulations to all of the coaches and players, including those student athletes who participated at the junior high, freshmen, and junior varsity level as well!

As always, feel free to contact us anytime if you have questions


Teacher of the Quarter Minimize

Wayne Trace JH-HS recently named their Teachers of the Quarter. Mr. Zach Boyer, (third from the left) is a first year Intervention Specialist. Zach is a native of Cincinnati, and a graduate of Miami of Ohio University. Zach received a $25 gas card compliments of N&N Quick Stop, and a Raider Pride t-shirt as part of his award. Miss Kara Thomas, a first year member of the English Department, and native of Van Wert, as well as being a graduate of Bowling Green State University was also named Teacher of the Quarter. She received a $25 Gift Certificate, compliments of Frickers in Van Wert, and a Raider Pride t-shirt as part of her award. Great job Zach & Kara!!!

Jr High Reward Day Minimize

Wayne Trace JH recently took 75 students to Olympic Lanes in Van Wert as a Reward Day. In order to be eligible for this reward, a student could not have: a late homework, a discipline referral, a failing grade, or a tardy to class during the 2nd grading period. Great Job Raiders; Keep up the Good Work!!!

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