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                    May 2023

    Last day of school is May 26

    The last day of the 2022-23 School Year for students in grades K-11 will be Friday, May 26, 2023. May 26 will be a half day of school. Students in grades 6-11 will dismiss at noon. Students in grades K-5 will dismiss at 1 p.m. 

    Honors Night award presenters

    Community leaders, military leaders, university representatives and volunteers presented scholarships and awards totaling approximately $3 million to the Class of 2023 during Honors Night at Waynesville High School on Tuesday, May 16, 2023. 

    Graduation to be held inside 

    Waynesville High School’s 2023 Graduation will be held inside the WHS Gymnasium today, Friday, May 19, 2023, due to the forecasted rain. Primarily orange tickets are required to attend the graduation ceremony in person. All individuals age 2 and up will need a ticket for admission. Each graduate received five primarily orange tickets that may be used for admission to the WHS gym. The primarily orange tickets state on the ticket stub, “Indoor/Outdoor Ticket.”


    Guests should enter the main entrance to the high school and will be directed down the hallway and down the stairs into the gym. The main gym entrance will serve as the entrance for individuals with disabilities. In addition to the gym, those with orange tickets may also view the graduation via a live feed inside the WHS Auditorium.


    Watch graduation live

    Waynesville Career Center video production students will provide live coverage of the May 19, 2023, Waynesville High School Graduation ceremony on:


    Facebook: https://fb.me/e/3BaCBUa30

    YouTube: https://youtube.com/live/aTECNR0y7Io?feature=share

    Local Cable: Cable America Local-12

    VOICES elementary choir performs

    Voices choir

    The VOICES elementary choir's spring concert was held on Thursday, May 18, 2023, in the Waynesville High School Auditorium. Students in grades 4, 5 and 6 must audition and be selected for the choir. The choir is under the direction of Vanessa Mason with assistance from Laura Taylor and Keisha Jarrett. The accompanist for the concert was David Lawson.

    Summer elementary camps for volleyball, soccer and softball

    Elementary Soccer Camp May 30-June 1

    Soccer camp will be offered for students between the ages of 8 and 12 on May 30 through June 1. Camp will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $25 per camper.

    Elementary Softball Camp June 5-8

    Softball camp will be offered for students going into 4th through 6th graders this fall on June 5, 7 and 8 at the high school softball field. Camp will begin at 3:30 p.m. and end at 5 p.m. The cost is $25 per camper.

    Elementary Volleyball Camp

    Volleyball camp will be offered for students going into kindergarten through 6th grades this fall on June 5, and 8 at the high school main gym. Camp will begin 2:30 p.m. and end at 4 p.m. The cost is $25 per camper.

    Kindergarten kickoff meeting

    The Kindergarten Kickoff was held before a packed audience on Wednesday. The event was designed to help prepare parents of children who will be kindergartners this fall for the upcoming school year. More information about enrollment is online at https://www.waynesville.k12.mo.us/Page/12197.

    2023-24 School Year Calendar 

    The 2023-24 School Year Calendar (next year's calendar) is online here.

    If the link does not work for you, you may go to the district's main website www.waynesville.k12.mo.us, go to the Quick Links and click on the 2023-24 School Year Calendar link. 

    Employment opportunities in the district 

    If you are interested in working for the Waynesville R-VI School District, please go to https://www.waynesville.k12.mo.us/cms/lib/MO01910216/Centricity/Domain/109/Vacancy%20Announcement%203-3-23.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2a8 for a list of open positions.



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