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  • Welcome to the Waynesville Sixth Grade Center! Our student-centered community of learners embraces diversity and innovation. We live PBiS and Leader in Me. We are so happy that you are here!

     Dear Families of the Waynesville Sixth Grade Center,

      On behalf of the staff at the Waynesville Sixth Grade Center (WSGC), it is my pleasure to welcome you to a new and exciting school year.  My name is Jamie Goforth, and I am honored to be starting my third year as the Administrator of the Sixth Grade Center and my twelfth year in education. I have been married to my husband, Jamie for 17 years and we have one son Jackson, who is 13. In my spare time, I enjoy watching my son play baseball as we travel to various states. 

    Mrs. Ruth Ann Justus will be in her second year as an Intern  Administrator and she has taught in the district for the past 16 years. Mrs. Justus has participated in the Waynesville Aspiring Administrator Program for the last four years. She and her husband, Jay, have been married for 13 years. They have two boys, Colton, who is a 16 and Dian, who is 11. Mrs. Justus and I realize that transition from elementary to middle school can have its challenges. We believe it is important for parents to know where to get the information necessary to help ensure a smooth transition to the school year.  


    Sixth-grade students ride the bus with the secondary students. All students will receive a bus pass on the first day of school.  Please refer to the district website for transportation stops closest to your residence www.waynesville.k12.mo.us/Page/3170. The East {front) parking lot will serve as the drop-off and pick-up area for students who are transported by vehicle.  Please do not drop your child off before 7:00 a.m. Buses will load and unload in the West {back) parking lot.


    Sixth-grade students' school day will be from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Students will have late start Wednesdays, with the day starting at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 2:30 p.m. Students will be placed in homerooms and will travel as a class throughout the day. Class schedules will be handed out at meet the teacher night on, August 08, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The goal of this evening will be to provide necessary information to parents and students for a smooth transition into the new school setting.


    Students will be served a free breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. each morning. Students have two options for lunch: a hot lunch or a salad bar. Lunch prices are $2.10 or $.40 (reduced). Lunch applications can be found at www.waynesville.kl2.mo.us/page/2892.

    Instruction/LEAD Groups

    In an effort to work toward our school's mission of Creating 21st Century Leaders, every student will be part of a student leadership group. These Leadership groups will focus on running some aspect of the school. Also, this year our building will continue the journey of becoming a Leader In Me school. Our Science teachers are excited to be using the PBL (Problem/Project Based Learning) model of instruction to allow students to learn and apply all curriculum standards by solving real-world problems. This model of instruction is conducive to building life-long learners through the use of problem-solving, critical thinking, communicating effectively, and working collaboratively.

    Student Dress Code

    The dress code for Waynesville Sixth Grade Center mirrors that of Waynesville Middle School.  A copy of the dress code can be found in the Waynesville Sixth Grade Center Handbook at https://www.waynesville.k12.mo.us/domain/911


    Again, we want to welcome you to what we hope will be a great school year.  Please do not hesitate to call or email Mrs. Justus or me if we can assist you in any way. We look forward to seeing each of you at Meet the Teacher Night. Stay connected with WSGC following us on Twitter, @WaySixthCenter or #WSGCrocks, like us on Facebook, Waynesville Sixth Grade Center and visit our website at www.waynesville.kl2.mo.us/domain/11.


    Jamie Goforth                                               Ruth Ann Justus

    Administrator                                               Intern Administrator

    573.842.2300                                               573.842.2300

    jgoforth@waynesville.k12.mo.us                    rjustus@waynesville.k12.mo.us



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