7:30 AM - 12:00 PM ASVAB given to all seniors
Monday, October 24, 2016
No Club TIGER for secondary sites on Oct. 20
No Club TIGER for all sites on Oct. 21
The Club Tiger after-school program at all secondary sites (WHS, WMDS) in the Waynesville R-VI School District will not be held on Thursday, Oct. 20, due to parent teacher conferences. Freedom Club Tiger will still be held on Thursday, Oct. 20.
The Club Tiger after-school program at all sites in the Waynesville R-VI School District will not be held on Friday, Oct. 21, due to parent teacher conferences.
Parking Lot Renovation
By Hannah Bailey
Everything gets worn down eventually, including parking lots. The Waynesville High School parking lot has never been repaved and it shows in many places.
The parking lot asphalt was “starting to fail in many areas,” according to Chris Berger, assistant superintendent of operational services.
Cracks and holes littered the lot. In some areas, the cracks could swallow a person’s heel.
Most of the lot is being redone, except for the 9th grade center’s section because it is less than five years old. “Instead, it is only being sealed and re-striped as it is newer and in much better condition,” says Berger.
Willard Asphalt continues to finish working on the project and has been working on days that students are not present to minimize interruption of daily activities. If weather delays occur, then Willard might have to ask students to park in a different location for the work to be completed.
Willard’s work includes grinding up the high school parking lot, digging out chunks, and repaving it all. Since the 9th Grade Center is just getting a touch up, Willard will focus on the rest of the lot.
Berger and Kevin Pritchard, director of operations, decided it was time to repair and repave the lot and give it a fresher look. The two bidders were Melrose Quarry & Asphalt ($405,500.00) and Willard Asphalt ($285,525.00).
These photos show the parking lot's condition before the work began.
The overview photo shows the lot nearest the 9th Grade Center that was just resealed and re-striped.
The Formation for the Waynesville JROTC's award-winning Tiger Battalion was held Oct. 12 in the Waynesville High School gym.
Command Sergeant Major Roy Ward, Commandant Sergeant Major, Fort Leonard Wood, served as the keynote speaker for the event. He is pictured with his son, Christian, a member of the Waynesville JROTC Tiger Battalion, and Col. (R) Charles Williams, senior Army instructor.
WHS theater students to present the play, "The Uninvited"
Just in time for Halloween, the WHS Theatre Department and Thespian Troupe 1669 will present the play, “The Uninvited” by Tim Kelly on Oct. 27-30 at Waynesville High School.
Performances will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29. The Sunday matinee will begin at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 30. All performances will be in the WHS Auditorium.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for students, and $3 for senior citizens and children under 5 years of age. Senior citizens who have a Waynesville R-VI Senior Citizens Athletic Pass will be admitted free.
Dramatists Play Service, Inc. states the following about the play, “Seeking to escape the demands of life in London, Pam Fitzgerald and her brother, Roddy, an aspiring playwright, discover a charming house in the west of England, overlooking the Irish Sea. The house, Cliff End, has long been empty, and they are able to purchase it at a suspiciously low price from crusty Commander Brooke, the village curmudgeon. The reason is soon apparent: The house has an unsavory reputation. Fifteen years earlier a murder may or may not have occurred by the gnarled tree that can be viewed from the parlor window. Slowly the Fitzgeralds begin to sense the evil spirit that still inhabits the house, announcing its presence with a sudden, bone-chilling cold. Their housekeeper’s cat will not enter the nursery, where the sound of a weeping woman adds to the tense atmosphere, and the scent of a flowery, exotic perfume called mimosa comes and goes. The village doctor, the local gossip, and a former governess, visit with strange stories of the beautiful Mary Meredith, who once lived in the house and of the striking, unstable Carmel, who posed for a painting that led to her destruction. With the help of Mary’s daughter, Stella, a beautiful young girl whose mysterious birth holds the key to the puzzle, and a seance arranged by an actress friend of the Fitzgeralds, Cliff End is forced, at last, to reveal its dark secrets. The action then builds steadily to a truly terrifying climax, in which the ghost is discovered to be not only real but dangerous.”
Senior citizens age 60 and older who reside in the Waynesville R-VI School District may pick up their athletic passes during business hours at the WHS Athletics Office or at the Superintendent’s Office in Waynesville.
Senior Mollie Henry was named the 2016 Waynesville High School Homecoming queen on Friday, Oct. 7. The senior attendants were Madison Davis, Daysamarie Rosario and Krystina Zabek. The junior attendant was Michela Bibb; the sophomore attendant was Victoria Perry and the freshman attendance was Angelica Ramos.
Mollie Henry is congratulated and crowned by 2015 Homecoming Queen Halle Craven, who is attending Missouri State University where she is majoring in nursing.
WHS band wins Sweepstakes Award
The Waynesville High School Tiger Pride Marching Band received the Sweepstakes Award for having the highest point total at the Central Methodist University Band Competition on Saturday, Oct. 8. The band took first place in Class 5 parade competition and placed third in the field show competition.
The competition began on Saturday with a parade in the morning featuring 47 high school bands. At 6:45 p.m. that evening, they presented their field show. The field show is called “The Gift” and features original music by Jason Lord. The show is comprised of military reflections, beginning with training and comradery, moving through glimpses of deployment and a memorial of our national heroes at Arlington National Cemetery.
The show concludes with a salute to each branch of the military.
The show resonates with Waynesville’s students – 60 percent of whom are direct military dependents and 76% are military connected.
In addition to the competition, the band’s busy weekend included a pep assembly on Friday, the parade Friday afternoon and the field show during half time of the WHS varsity football game.
By Marianne Ward
Waynesville High School students say they enjoy the options and fresh fruit bar that are available each day now that OPAA! is partnering with the Waynesville R-VI School District to provide student meals.
“I like school lunch and I like the more variety this year,” said Noah McCaulley, a senior. “Every day, I grab what I want and I love the fruit bar.”
Each day, high school students have five different entrees to choose from. On Thursday of this week, those choices included a hot dog, chili, BBQ pork sandwich, sweet and sour pork or sweet and sour chicken. In addition, a salad bar with chicken and cheese was available, as was a fresh fruit bar.
“If you don’t like one thing, you can get another,” said Freshman Alex Nuckolls.
“I think the food is good,” said Freshman Dresyn Hilbert. “I like everything, especially having so many choices.”
It’s not just the variety that Raschidi Allen has noticed; the style of food has changed. “I think it’s better than last year,” he said. “I like that they cook it rather than warm it up.”
Seniors even noticed the change. “Every day we have five entrees to choose from and we have had some new food items this year, like waffle fries and the Asian chicken.” said Anthony Covaugh, a senior. “One thing I don’t like is that you’re not allowed to grab extras.”
Karen Wracher, OPAA’s director of nutrition services, said that was a miscommunication at the beginning of the school year and high school students may purchase an extra entrée item or other side items, but they will be charged for the extra items, as they were last year.
“We are trying to spread the word that all students are allowed to select an additional entrée item or an extra side; however, it will cost extra,” Wracher said.
Macalah Danielsen, a senior, says school lunches are not her favorite, but that she appreciates the multiple fresh fruit options this year. Jordan Finch, also a senior, says the fruit bar is great, but the overall portion sizes of the food are small.
“There’s stuff I like, but you only get a spoonful of each side item,” Finch said.
Portion size is a common complaint among high school students nationwide because portion size is mandated by federal nutrition guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
“I like the plates this year for salads, instead of the bowls but the chicken and cheese are in containers and you can’t take as much as you want,” said Vanessa Akers, senior.
Akers eats salads most days, but admits that she and her friends share and/or trade food from each other’s trays.
“We all share,” Akers says as she looks around the table where she and her friends routinely eat lunch together. One pair traded complete trays after sitting down and eyeing each other’s choices.
The portion sizes have one benefit. “I think people waste less because we eat everything because we are hungry,” Akers said.
Carlos Arrastia, WHS custodian, agrees that less food is being wasted this year. “With five options, there is less waste, and I personally think the food is better this year.”
Thursday was a great day for Chris Pilz, physical education instructor, because it included one of his cafeteria favorites. “The chili is outstanding,” he said.
And, with five options each day, the students and Pilz will likely see chili reappear on the menu more often this year.
Tiger Pride System
The Tiger Pride System (TPS) aims to reward effort and achievement by offering various privileges to students who maintain a high standard of academics, citizenship, and attendance. The TPS incentive program is an integral part to the daily school operations and a major motivator for students to put an emphasis on their attendance and GPA. The program utilizes these qualifications to provide the best learning environment for all students at WHS.
The purpose of the card program is to proactively incentivize students with relevant privileges that are meaningful to them, such as travel to privilege areas during Tiger Time and the ability to leave for lunch a couple of minutes early to beat the rush. This program was first developed during the 2015-16 school year and revised with input from faculty and student groups to best meet the needs of our students for the 2016-17 school year. We will continue to monitor and update the system as needed, so the system remains relative and motivating to all students.
Paying for your child's school meals
The Waynesville R-VI School District now offers MySchoolBucks, a convenient online service that allows you to securely pay for your student’s meals online using your credit/debit card or electronic check.
- Set Up Automatic Recurring Payments
- Track & Review Meal History
- Create Low Balance Alerts
- Make Payments with the Mobile App
- And More…
Sign up now! Registering for your account is easy, go to https://www.MySchoolBucks.com. Create a secure account and never worry again about sending cash or checks with your student(s) to school again!
MySchoolBucks – the Waynesville R-VI School District’s new online meal payment system – is free to use to look up a student’s balances/transaction history/etc.; however, a $2 payment processing fee is charged for making an online payment with MySchoolBucks.
In the former system, a .29 cents fee plus 2.9% of the amount of the transaction was charged. MySchoolBucks charges a flat $2.00 fee, regardless of the amount. Parents may avoid paying the fee by sending in a check to their student’s school.
Debit and credit card companies charge a payment processing fee for payments made online, but many businesses absorb that cost. Waynesville R-VI serves about 1 million meals annually and spends about $1 million more than it receives in income from students and commodities without the additional payment processing fee.
https://www.MySchoolBucks.com | (855) 832-5226
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