Wayne Trace Jr/Sr High School

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Greg Leeth
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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Announcements for April 1, 2015 

There will be an NHS meeting Tuesday morning April 7 at 7:15 a.m.  This is not a regularly scheduled meeting, but it is required and you are expected to be there.  It will be in Miss K.'s room; please be here 
promptly by 7:15.

The final deadline to order after prom shirts is Monday, April 6th.  You cannot attend after prom without the shirt.  Please see Mrs. A Sinn this week to order  yours!

Interested in a job at Cooper Farms? Meeting during lunch on April 8th.  Register for the meeting by April 1st in the Guidance Office.  

The Van Wert County Foundation will be here on Monday, April 13th to talk to the seniors during Raider Time.  All seniors who meet their criteria, will be able to get a scholarship.  It is important that the students attend the meeting so they can get the information.  If you have a study session or are planning a meeting, please keep this date in mind.  I have it posted on the calendar, but it is important that they attend, so I wanted pass on the word ahead of time.

Juniors and Seniors:  If you are considering going to UNOH, the scholarship day is coming up in April.  You can earn up to $5,000 in tuition scholarships during this event.  See Mrs. Franz for more information.  This is open to current seniors and current juniors who are planning on attending after graduation.

Students who are interested in taking a class for college credit- either through Northwest, University of Findlay Physics or Calculus, or Wright State Psychology, your Intent to Participate Form must be turned in to Mrs. Franz by 2:40pm on April 1st.  Intent to Participate forms turned in after that can not be accepted and you will not be able to take a class for college credit. Remember that is a rule set by the State of Ohio!  You must turn this in even if you are currently taking or have previously taken a class for college credit.  There are no exceptions, so it would be best to turn it in early in case you would be absent from school on the 1st or if school would be cancelled. 

If you are planning on taking a class or classes through Northwest State next school year, you must turn in your application to Mrs. Franz by April 10th at 2:40pm.  The application is NOT to be sent to Northwest.  It must be given to Mrs. Franz.  In order for the application to be accepted, you must also have your Intent to Participate form into Mrs. Franz by April 1st.

If you are planning on taking Calculus or Physics for college credit, you must apply to the University of Findlay by April 1st on line.  You must also turn in an Intent to Participate form into Mrs. Franz by April 1st in order for the application to be accepted. 

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 Greg Leeth, Principal

The third quarter has come and gone, and we have just nine school weeks left in the school year. I continue to be amazed at how quickly each successive school year passes by. Much was accomplished this past grading period, and I look forward to continued success for the students at Wayne Trace Jr./Sr. High School.

I want to commend students, staff, and the community for the work that was done to successfully navigate the first round of new testing. Wayne Trace students recently com-pleted the Performance Based Assessments required by Ohio law; students will complete testing in May when they take the End of Year assessments. Students and staff have done a tremendous job adjusting and preparing for the changes thrown at them by state legislators and will continue to do a tremendous job as changes in testing occur.

Of course, I would be remiss if I didn't com-mend our students for the successes they have achieved in recent weeks: as of the writing of this newsletter the high school choir earned a berth in the State OMEA contest by scoring a "1", the high school musical group presented an outstanding version of "Beauty and the Beast", the cheerleading squad captured the champion-ship trophy in the Disney International Cheer Competition in Orlando, Florida, the wrestling team sent two wrestlers to state, the girls' basketball team played in the district tourna-ment, and the boys' basketball team has won the regional basketball tournament and will be com-peting in the Final Four for the fifth time in school history. Great job Raiders!

As the weather turns nice, we look forward to the many spring activities. Soon the baseball, softball, and track teams will begin competition. The 8th graders will travel to Washington D.C. and juniors and seniors will celebrate the high school prom. The end of the school year is an exciting one, yet there is much academic work to do. As always, if you have questions or concerns about your child's education, do not hesitate to contact his/her teacher.

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The Wayne Trace chapter of the National Honor Society recently held its' annual induction ceremony. In order to be eligible for induction, students must possess a minimum GPA of 3.5 along with displaying Scholarship, Leadership, Character, and Service. 2014 inductees include Row 1: Stacy Flint, Sydney Hoffman, Brianna Sinn, Hollie Wannemacher, Victoria Ryan, and Sydney Critten. Row 2: Nathaneal Roop, Christopher Davis, Jayson Nowak, Taryn Homier, and Erin Mohr. Row 3: Cory Davis, Scott Wenninger, Cole Shepherd, Shayna Temple, and Estie Sinn.


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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