• Wednesday, September 28, 2016


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  • There’s No Place Like Home-Coming Oct. 7

    Waynesville's Homecoming 2016 will be held Friday, Oct. 7, with the highlight being the homecoming parade, the crowning of the homecoming queen and the football game against the Glendale Falcons. The theme for the week and the parade is “There’s No Place Like Home-Coming” and as always, Tiger alumni and supporters are encouraged to attend the parade and football game.

    The Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Community Pride Night with a hot dog roast starting at 4:30 p.m. The queen candidates will be introduced at 6:25 p.m. and then the queen will be crowned.
    The parade will begin at 2 p.m. on the square in downtown Waynesville and end near Waynesville Middle School. Parade entries are limited to Waynesville R-VI student clubs, organizations and bands. Sponsorship of homecoming floats is $75 and open to all area businesses, non-profit organizations, clubs and individuals. The deadline for float sponsorship, which helps pay for float supplies, is Sept. 30. For more information and details, contact Jake Kloeppel at
    The annual Homecoming shirt has become a large part of the Homecoming tradition. To order your shirt(s), please FAX your order to 573-842-2401 or deliver your order to the main office at Waynesville High School. To pay by check, please make it out to the WHS Activity Account. The cost of the shirts are:
         • $10 for adult sizes small through XL
         • $13 for adult shirts size XXL and larger
         • $10 for youth extra small through large
         • $10 for the child size 4 and 5/6

    A business window decorating contest will again be held this year; however, the judging will be conducted on Friday, Sept. 30, one week prior to Homecoming. To have your business window judged, contact Jake Kloeppel at
    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jake Kloeppel at the email listed above or at 573-842-2400 ext. 3154.
    The Homecoming t-shirt will feature the yellow brick road and red shoes in a small area on the front and the "There's no Place Like Home" with the football helmets in a larger area on the back.
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    WHS students like meal variety, fruit bar

    By Marianne Ward

    Food1Waynesville 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.”
    food2Karen 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.




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    Tiger Pride System


    TigerHead 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.


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  • 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.


    You can:

        - 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 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.


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Welcome to Waynesville High School, a proud member of the Waynesville R-VI School District serving the communities of Waynesville, St. Robert and Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.  WHS is the first in Missouri to implement a college readiness program from the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), thanks to a $300,000 grant from the Department of Defense Educational Authority (DoDEA). NMSI is a nonprofit organization founded in 2007 to help improve education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.