• Resiliency for the 21st Century


    Resiliency is defined as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. As we continue to prepare our students for 21st century challenges, it's important to find the balance of enhancing academic skills with strong mental and emotional behaviors. While establishing the solid foundation in the application of English and Mathematics standards we also need to ensure that we are teaching problem solving, self management, and adaptability to change.

    Resiliency training is also part of the curriculum for TIGER Leadership Camp (TLC.) TLC is a summer camp program designed for all ages that teaches leadership skills through outdoor and physical activities. Campers can practice problem solving skills by leading groups through challenges designed to strengthen critical thinking and cooperation skills.




Snack in a Pack
Snack in a Pack (SIAP) provides supplemental food packs over weekends and holiday breaks for students who may otherwise go hungry while not in school. Snack in a Pack is managed by the Waynesville AmeriCorps VISTA program. 
SIAP provides weekly meals for approximately 325 students within the Waynesville R-VI School District. SIAP is a 100% donation-driven program that relies on the generosity of its partners, donors, and the multitude of community volunteers to continue its mission to feed hungry children and improve educational success.
The cost to support each student receiving a pack is approximately $200 for the school year. With the current number of student recipients, the total cost to feed all of them is approximately $65,000 each year. Snack in a Pack is always in need of donations (monetary or in-kind) and the help of volunteers interested in supporting the program. 
Schools served by the program include:
Williams Early Childhood Center
East Elementary 
Freedom Elementary
Partridge Elementary
Thayer Elementary
Wood Elementary
Waynesville Sixth Grade Center
Waynesville Middle School
Waynesville High School
Waynesville Career Center