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 second year as the Administrator of the Sixth Grade Center and my eleventh year in education. I have been married to my husband, Jamie, for 16 years and we have one son Jackson, who is 12. In my spare time, I enjoy watching my son play baseball as we travel to various states.
Joining WSGC this year is Mrs. Ruth Ann Justus. This is her first year as an Intern Administrator and she has taught in the district for the past 15 years. Mrs. Justus has participated in the Waynesville Aspiring Administrator Program for the last three years. She and her husband, Jay, have been married for 12 years. They have two boys, Colton, who is a Sophomore at Waynesville High School and Dian, who is a fifth grader at East Elementary School.
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 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 09, 2018 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 $2.00 or $.40 (reduced). Lunch applications can be found at www.waynesville.k12.mo.us/page/2892 .
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, starting this year our building will begin 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 myself, 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 @ www.waynesville.k12.mo.us/domain/11.
Jamie Goforth, Administrator, 573-842-2300; email@example.com
Sixth-grade parents who want to allow their children to take home a Chromebook will need to attend an EDGE parent meeting. During the meetings, Mr. Henson will discuss the EDGE Parent/Student Handbook, along with the Chromebook Insurance Plan.
The dates, times and locations for the meetings for parents of sixth graders are as follows:
o Nov. 29: 5 – 6 p.m. WSGC Gymnasium
o Dec. 10: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. WSGC Gymnasium
o Dec. 18: 5 – 6 p.m. WSGC Gymnasium
The Waynesville R-VI School District has multiple options in the event of winter weather conditions:
In the event of winter weather conditions, transportation personnel begin checking roads at 3:30 a.m. and when possible, the decision is made by 5 a.m. Information about snow routes, delayed starts or school closings is sent to local radio stations, KY3, Channel 12 and a message is sent to parents via either School Messenger and/or Remind. The information also will be posted on the district’s website and on the district’s Facebook page.