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August 29, 2017
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Learning today, prepared for tomorrow--Warrior Pride
Empowering our students to be academically and socially prepared for their futures through the support of excellent teachers and staff, families, and community partners.
Welcome to the Warrior Pride, our enewsletter to share current news and events with our community. Thank you for your support of our Warriors!

A man helps two young kids with loading their compressed air vehicles while another child holding a balloon looks on

Thank you to our Stem Day in the Park volunteers

A huge thank you to the many volunteers
Two young boys study bouyancy by floating balls in plastic containers filled with water
and community members who worked hard to make STEM Day in the Park VIII a day to remember for our students and their families! We had more than 300 participants for the event!

Welcome to our new administrators
This school year, we have  several new administrators -- and some familiar faces in new places. Please join us in welcoming the following administrators to their new positions in our district:
  • Ms. Bitsko - Preschool Principal and Primary Curriculum Instruction Supervisor
  • Ms. Bush - Monticello Principal
  • Mr. Doll - Director of Business Operations
  • Dr. Turney - Director of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dr. Wallace - Secondary Curriculum Supervisor and Instruction
Four new administrators smiling at the camera
Pictured, L-R: Dr. Lesha Wallace, Ms. Pam Bitsko, Dr. Vanisa Turney, and Mrs. Dwon Bush.
Early dismissals for students means back-to-school time for teachers
Have you wondered why our district has two-hour early dismissals every month? These early dismissals provide our staff with valuable time to learn new strategies for teaching. Our teachers also use this time to meet with their grade level or departmental teams to focus on how to best address student learning needs.

The district has also scheduled a number of days that are devoted to professional development. This year, the district will focus on high-leverage instructional strategies, such as how to provide students with effective feedback and how to use effective questioning techniques.     
Wayne High School
Warrior Guides welcome the Class of 2021 to Wayne

The Class of 2021 received expert guidance on high school life this year from their very own Warrior Guides. The guides gave tours to freshmen during ninth grade orientation. They help support incoming ninth graders at the start of the year and new students throughout the year.

Two female students wearing orange shirts that say _Warrior Guide_ are leading a group of other students down a hall and everyone is smiling  
A group of students and a teacher sit on risers looking at the camera and smiling
Cast chosen for fall play "Murdered to Death"

Auditions for the comedy/mystery "Murdered To Death" by Robert Gordon were held last week.
Shadow of a hand over a map and an antique looking photo of a mansion
New actors and crew as well as seasoned thespians auditioned. Josh Chesser, Lylia Collier, Bri Gallagher, Gavin Cain, Kamilah Noaks, Amaya Jones, Martina Dimiduk, Dominic Frazee-Crawford, Avery Lewis, and many other familiar faces spotlighted their talent. Save the date for a night of laughter and a brain-bending whodunnit on October 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. and October 28 at 2 p.m.!
Wayne/MVCTC student wins gold rating at FCCLA event

Congratulations to Wayne/MVCTC
Early Childhood Education senior Alexis Bellomy on receiving a gold rating in Life Event Planning at the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference!  

The conference, held in July, brought together
more than 7,500 FCCLA student leaders, members, and advisers to the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee . Alexis is in the lower left of the photo below.

A group of students looking at the camera and smiling
Wayne science teacher wins Best of Show in art exhibition

Wayne science teacher Ms. Caprio is an award-winning artist! Her oil painting, "Partners," earned Best of Show in Miamisburg Art Gallery's Annual Juried Art Exhibition. Our Ms. Caprio does not have formal art training, but she's been honing her skills for more than 30 years. Read more in the Dayton Daily News. Way to go!

Painting of two blue birds on a tree  
Weisenborn Junior High
More than 400 Weisenborn students participate in solar eclipse event

On August 21, Weisenborn hosted an after-school pizza party and solar eclipse event for students who wanted to participate. The Ohio seventh grade science curriculum covers the cycles and patterns of the Earth and moon, and our seventh graders engaged in a deep study of the solar eclipse. More than 400 seventh and eighth grade students participated in the event!

A group of students wearing eclipse glasses and lookng up at the sky   
Charles H. Huber Elementary
PTO hosts Boo Hoo/Yahoo Breakfast for kindergarten parents

For the second year in a row, the Charles Huber PTO hosted a Boo Hoo/Yahoo Breakfast for kindergarten parents on Thursday, August 17. Parents were invited to meet each other and the PTO board over breakfast after they dropped their kindergartners off for their first day of school!
Kindergarten students sitting at tables as parents drop them off
Monticello Elementary
Meet the new staff at Monticello 
This year, Monticello welcomed a new principal and several new staff members, too! The new principal is Mrs. Bush, who has been in education for many years. Other new staff members are Ms. King, who will be teaching fourth grade math; Ms. Womack, the Title I teacher; Ms. Crouch, who will teach sixth grade science, Ms. Jurgens, who will teach second grade; and Ms. Cameron, the new sixth grade ELA teacher. Monticello welcomes its new staff and looks forward to a great year!    
New staff members stand in two rows and smile at the camera
Front, L-R: Ms. Yolanda Cameron, Ms. Deven King. Back, L-R: Ms. Shameria Womack, Ms. Kristin Jurgens, Ms. Dwon Bush, Ms. Amanda Crouch.
Sixth graders learn safety first in science 
Sixth grade students in Ms. Crouch's class completed a project on laboratory safety rules, which included a presentation that they worked on with a peer. Pictured are sixth grade students Brianna Boston and Serina Hallan, who completed a great project and gave a wonderful presentation!
Two students stand in front of a smart board and that has an image from their presentation on it and smile at the camera

Music changes its beat 
Mr. Hamm, Monticello's music teacher, is A student stands at a smart board and works on a program that says Meters of 4 at the top excited to begin using his new program, Quaver's Marvelous World of Music, with the students! Qu aver is a new interactive music program that uses activities, songs, and videos to instill a love of m usic in students. And when the students want to visit Quaver at home, they can compose their own original music, compete in mini-games, contests and challenges, travel through time and space to uncover musical genres, and win awards for using their musical knowledge and imagination. It should make for an exciting year in music!
Rushmore Elementary
Rushmore rolls out the red carpet

The PTO and staff of Rushmore Elementary welcomed students back to school in style. Balloons, velvet ropes, and a red carpet helped make students feel like stars! Many families posed for photos to help remember this special day.
Two boys standing next to a sign that says First day of school
Rushmore students study the eclipse

Students at Rushmore Elementary learned about the solar eclipse that occurred on August 21. Second grade classes enjoyed a special snack of "Sun" Chips, "Star"bursts, and Capri "Suns." This rare celestial event provided a unique opportunity for students to learn about the way the Earth, moon, and sun affect one another.

  Students sitting at a table looking at the camera and smiling    
Valley Forge Elementary
Students welcomed to school with red carpet opening

Valley Forge students were treated to a "red carpet" welcome at the start of the school year! Parents of kindergartners were also treated to a "Boo Hoo/Yahoo" breakfast to welcome them to the Valley Forge family!

Exterior shot of the building with a red carpet leading to the front door
Wright Brothers
Students love to lunch with Officer Lambert
Officer Lambert recently lunched with Wright Elementary second graders. Our school resource officer visits the school once a week to have lunch with students. These informal lunches give students and Officer Lambert a chance to get to know each other in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, and the kids love it! 
Officer Lambert sits at a round table with students who are facing the camera and smiling
Starting off the year with words to live by
Sixth grade social studies teacher Ms. Griffith started off the school year with creative advice for students. She is always teaching her students to take charge of their future and push themselves to be the best they can be. Her message this year offers words we can all live by! 
Color swatches in different colors cover the door. Over the swatches is a paintbrush and the words When painting your future_ don_t let anyone else hold your brush        
Preschool students "get quacking"

Mrs. Sewak's class is "Ready to Get Quacking" in preschool. The students have focused on what it means to be a friend.

Preschool's first complete day was August 16 after having a staggered start on the 14 and 15. The kids are adjusting well with this being their first school experience.  

Eight preschoolers stand in a line against a wall. They are holding little rubber duckies and smiling at the camera
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