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    November 20: 

    Winter Ball ticket sales are extended through lunch on Monday. Students must have a current ID card to purchase your ticket with a GP3 on the card. If you have not received your current ID card then please see your building administrator.  Students attending Winter Ball must be in school all day the day of the dance in order to attend.


    DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) day will be Monday, November 27th. So, students make sure you have something to read in your Tiger Time. Tons of new library books are in for checkout!


    A representative from Drury University in Springfield will be here on Monday, November 27th.  Any senior that wishes to visit with the representative can sign up in the guidance office.


    On Tuesday, November 21st, at 7:00 a.m., Key Club will have a mandatory meeting in room 229.  All members are required to attend.


    The library will be open today during Tiger Time for privilege travel as usual but will be closed after Tiger Time until 11 am. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.




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  • Upcoming fine arts performances in December 


    Dec. 3

    High School and middle school bands march in Christmas Parade - 2 p.m.

    Dec. 5

    Thayer - Bells/Choir-Bake Sale- 6 p.m.

    Dec. 7

    Christmas on the Square

    Dec. 8

    WHS One-Act Plays – 6 p.m.– WHS Theatre

    Dec. 9

    WHS One-Act Plays – 6 p.m. – WHS Theatre

    Dec. 12

    Wood - Choir- 6 p.m.

    Dec. 13

    Middle School Christmas Choir Concert 7 p.m.

    Dec. 14

    Band/Jazz Band Christmas Concert – 6 p.m. – WHS Theatre

    Dec. 16

    Choir Christmas Concert – 6 p.m. – WHS Theatre


    All of these December 2017 events are free and open to the public. In addition, some schools will have individual grade-level performances that will be announced to their families. 


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  • WHS students participate in district honor band


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    Several Waynesville High School Band students participated in the Central District Missouri Music Educators Association District Honor Band clinic and concert on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Camdenton High School. They included in the first row, Caitlin Banks, James Felix, Jade Brazzel, Christian Gervacio, Shelly Swink, Latrisha Ford; second row, Allan Mitchel, Kyrien Edwards, Kathryn Blau, Jordan Rivera, Ladarion Hardison and Maximo Reyes. These students worked all day with guest conductors Keith Ruether and Bridgett Randolph.  


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  •  WHS student of the month


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    Melissa Ducharme, a senior at Waynesville High School, has been named the Waynesville High School Rotary Student of the Month for October and was honored Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the monthly Rotary Club Meeting. She was selected for representing the word, “responsibility” by the WHS counselors and takes two AP courses.She is pictured with Guidance Counselor Elizabeth Pogue, her dad, WHS Principal Courtney Long, her sister, Rotary President John Ingersoll and Superintendent Dr. Brian Henry, 


    By WHS students 

    Each month, the faculty and staff of Waynesville High School nominate then select students to recognize as Students of the Month. The key trait for each month is different, and this month’s trait is responsibilty. 

    Many students are surprised when they find out that they were nominated, much less win.  They had no idea anyone was even noticing their behavior, but people were. 

    From the pool of nominees, the guidance counselors select one winner from each class then they select one overall winner.



    Melissa Ducharme, Overall Winner

    By Seth Marion

    Melissa Ducharme The overall Student of the Month, Senior Melissa Ducharme of Waynesville High School, showed just the right amount of responsibility during the previous month.

    “She does her homework on time,” wrote nominating teacher Christina Wadley. “She asks more questions than anyone else, and best of all, she truly takes responsibility to increase her understanding. In fact, she is spending extra time in my classroom as I write this to improve her understanding from our last formative assessment!”

    Q: Tell me what you are thinking right now.

    A: It’s crazy how a stranger can be nicer than anyone else.  (Melissa was so pleased and happy with what her teacher had written about her that she asked to take a picture of the short paragraph.)  

    Q: The characteristic of the month was responsibility. Describe what responsibility means to you.

    A: Making sure you have things done within a certain time limit, and making sure you actually do it.  Usually when I need to be responsible it kind of eats at me, so I think I must do something.

    Q: Tell me how you learned to be responsible. Was it a coach? Parent?

    A: I think it kind of just came to me, maybe because my mom joined the Army and became strong.

    Q: When your parents find out about this, how do you think they will feel?

    A: I think they’ll be happy.  I’m honestly not sure.  It’s so crazy this happened.  It’s all luck I guess.


    Savannah Jewett, Senior

    By Kaliese Williamson

    Savannah Jewett.jpg Waynesville High School Senior Savannah Jewett is awarded the October Student of the Month for the characteristic responsibility.  Nominating teacher Jill Price wrote of Jewett that, “in Algebra 2 she is focused and always checking her work to make sure that she understands the material. She balances the responsibilities of her life with a positive attitude and great determination.”


    Q: What was your reaction when you found out you won student of the month?

    A: I was excited, but I knew because she told me.

    Q: What does responsibility mean to you?

    A: What responsibility means to me is taking action for what you do, showing that you care and doing everything on time or ahead of time.

    Q: How did you learn to be responsible?

    A: My teachers helped me a lot throughout the four years I was here.

    Q: Do you feel like you deserve this award?

    A: Sometimes yeah, sometimes (not) because there are better people than I am.

    Q: What efforts did you do to become student of the month?

    A: I did my work on time and I made sure I had all A’s.

    Q: Do you any advice to other seniors who are seeking this achievement?

    A: Yes, just do your work on time, make sure you understand what you're doing all the time and ask questions if you do not understand.

    Q: What are your plans after high school?

    A: I will be attending OTC in January.


    Zikia Woods, Junior

    By Thomas Fry

    Zikia Woods.jpg October’s Junior Student of the Month is Zikia Woods. She has done a terrific job to balance FCCLA,  work and her personal life in an efficient way.


    Nominating teacher Amy Johnson wrote: “Zikia has shown responsibility in her treasurer role of FCCLA. She has been responsible for preparing a treasurer’s report for each meeting and organizing the fundraising for FCCLA. Zikia has managed her time around school, work and family and friends in order to get much of this completed.”


    Q: Tell me how you feel after reading that.

    A: I feel loved because I’ve known Mrs. Johnson since I was a freshman, and she has a made a big impact on my life. That she wrote that makes me happy.


    Q: The characteristic of the month was responsibility. Describe what responsibility means to you.

    A: Responsibility basically means to work around your schedule to get something done, it even means to put other stuff before yourself.


    Q: Who taught you to be responsible?  Was it a teacher or a parent?

    A: My mother taught me how to be responsible because she is a single parent and she has to deal with a lot of stuff, which takes a lot of responsibility. Also, with my schedule I have to work around things in order to deal with everything at once.


    Q: How do you think your parents will react to you winning this award?  

    A: My mom is going to be really proud and so will my dad.


    Faith Johnson, 10

    By Kylie Chapman

    Faith Johnson.jpg The Sophomore Student of the Month for October 2017 is Faith Johnson because she embodies responsibilities.

               “This student works in my Tiger Time as a freshman mentor,” wrote nominating teacher Matthew Johnson. “She is amazingly awesome! I cannot brag about this young lady enough. She not only talks to the class and is working through the 7 habits with them and encouraging them to take personal responsibility, but she models it in her own classes. She does an amazing job at giving the freshman real-life application ideas along with tips and tricks they can use to better attack this freshman year. And throughout all of it, I am very impressed at how she always brings the lesson back to personal accountability and being a responsible student.”


    Q: After reading what your teacher wrote, what are you thinking right now?

    A: I appreciate that teacher so much. It reinforces what I thought I knew about being a leader. I thought I was a pretty good leader and that just made me feel really good about my leadership skills.

    Q: The characteristic of the month was responsibility. What does responsibility mean to you?

    A: Responsibility to me means being accountable for your own actions. Not only being accountable but also if you’re going to sign up for something, you stick to it and commit to it.

    Q: How did you learn to be responsible?

    A: I feel like I’ve learned to be responsible from being a cheerleader because there is a lot you have to be accountable for within that. But also being so involved, I’ve had to learn how to balance everything. And I think I do a pretty good job at it because I know I have to be responsible for everything I am doing.

    Q: How do you think your parents will react when they find out about this award?

    A: I think they will be really excited. This may sound conceited, but I don’t think they’ll be super surprised. And I know they’re going to tell me that and be super awesome about the whole thing. I have great parents and they’re super supportive and are always building me up. So I think this would just be one more thing that they would attack me with their affection with.


    Geremiah Corpus, 9

    By Autumn Ouellette

    Geremiah Corpuz.jpg Freshman Geremiah Corpuz won student of the month for October. Justine Swan, the teacher who nominated Geremiah, wrote “Geremiah demonstrated responsibility in the classroom and the community through assisting classmates and adults when appropriate. Geremiah is always prepared for class, has not been tardy, and uses his time wisely while working at Loving Paws, Tiger Joe and the Chamber of Commerce”.


    Q: After seeing what the teacher wrote about you, tell me what are you thinking right now?

    A: I’m feeling great, excited and happy.

    Q: The characteristic of the month was responsibility. Describe what responsibility means to you.

    A: I think responsibility is to help people. “Geremiah is a good helper; he is the first one to take charge,” said Mrs. Jay.

    Q: Tell me how you learned to be responsible. Was it from a coach? Parent?

    A: I learned to be responsible by my teacher Mrs. Swan and from my parents. Mrs. Jay said “Responsibility starts with mom and dad.”

    Q: When  your parents learn about this award, tell me how you think the will react.

    A: They will be excited, happy and proud of me.


    All individual photos by Pablo Cuevas

    Freshman - Geremiah Corpuz

    Sophomore - Faith Johnson

    Junior- Zikia Woods

    Senior -  Savannah Jewett

    Overall - Melissa Ducharme



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  • Pocket flags presented to soldiers


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    On Oct. 13 before the start of the final home regular season varsity football game, members of the Waynesville High School Freshman Mentor Council presented pocket flags to the 763rd Ordnance Company, who will be deploying in the near future.


    The students also presented the pocket flags to their WHS PIE Partners, the 787th Military Police Battalion and 3-10th Infantry Battalion, to share with deploying soldiers.  


    The flags are part of the Pocket Flag Project, which is designed to provide pocket flags for military personnel on the front lines. WHS freshmen folded the flags and wrote personalized messages to accompany each flag on Patriot Day. 


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WHS Tiger News

  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017


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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 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





    Have a smartphone? Get the MySchoolBucks Mobile App:


    iOS (iPhone) - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/myschoolbucks/id661878685?mt=8


    Android -




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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.