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

The Music Department will be doing a Little Caesar’s fundraiser starting on September 3. For kids in HS Band, the profit goes toward their Flor-ida trip in 2016. The balance allows us to pur-chase items needed for band and choir, plus helps offset costs of any other trips that may be taken.

All concerts and events for band and choirs may be found on the WT JH/HS website on the left hand side under the Performing Arts.

The WT Marching Band will be participating in the Lima Bath Band Spectacular on September 13 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the gate or may be purchased for $5 from the music department. Please call the school and ask for ext. 271 for details or tickets to this event.

On Saturday, September 20 the band will participate in the Sidney Band Show.

We appreciate the hard work the marching band puts in to entertain our


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Announcements September 15, 2014

Seniors: Sign-up Sheets to bring items to the Homecoming Bonfire on September 25th are posted in Mr. Speller’s room. PLEASE SIGN UP!

There will be a boys basketball sign up for all boys in grades 9-12 on Monday during Raider time.  The meeting will be in the JH gym.  Fall open gym schedules will be distributed at this time

Representatives from Indiana Technical College and Bluffton University will be in the Guidance Office at 1:30  on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 16th and 17th respectively.  Interested juniors and seniors should sign up in the Guidance Office.

The deadline to register for the October ACT is Friday, September 19th.

Picture day is September 18th. Seniors and Vantage students will have their pictures taken first beginning at 7:00 a.m. In order for seniors and Vantage students to be pictured in the wall composite, they must get their picture taken on this day.

All students should get their picture taken whether or not they are purchasing pictures.



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Greg Leeth, Principal

Once again, students, staff, and community pulled together to have a hugely successful open-ing to the 2014-2015 school year at Wayne Trace Jr./Sr. High School. This school year will be char-acterized by the many changes that are taking place locally and state-wide; students and staff have embraced these changes in the first days and weeks of school.

One of the most significant changes happening right here is the way teachers deliver instruction and assess student learning. Every student in the junior and senior high has been issued a laptop computer for his or her use throughout the school year. Teachers are working diligently to adapt to the presence of this technology by posting lessons, giving assignments, and assessing understanding on-line. Students are learning how to incorporate the laptop as a tool to supplement their daily learning. At Wayne Trace, students are being prepared with 21st century skills!

A second change major change in education occurs for the Class of 2018, this year’s freshmen. Ohio Law updated the graduation requirements for this class. In addition to meeting the mini-mum course requirements, members of the class 2018 will take seven end of course exams in the next four years for the following courses: English I and II, geometry, Algebra I, physical science, American history and American government. Students will earn points based on their perfor-mance on these exams; however, as of this writing, the State Board of Education has not finalized a point system. The class of 2018 and beyond will not take the Ohio Graduation Test as sophomores. Although there is uncertainty regarding the phasing out of the OGT and the ushering in of the new End of Course exams, rest assured that the staff at Wayne Trace is working hard to prepare our students, regardless of the state tests students may or may not take.

I want to thank all of you for making schedule pick up and laptop pick up successful in mid-August. While we were able to collect most of the paperwork we need from you before school started, we still are waiting on some forms to be turned in. This is a reminder that we must have emergency medical information for your child on file in the high school office. If you have not com-pleted that form, please do so immediately and return it to the office. Also, if you believe that you may qualify for free or reduced lunch, please compete and return that application as soon as possible. Both the emergency medical form and the free and reduced application can be found on the district web site or picked up in the high school office.

Lastly, an important date is upcoming for seniors and freshmen. Seniors will place their cap and gown orders and freshmen can place their class ring orders on September 11 with Herff Jones representative Rod Williams. Parents should look for their students to bring home information on both.

As always, feel free to contact your child’s teachers or me if you have any questions or concerns. Go Raiders!


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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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