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                    January 2023

    WMS students writing thank you cards

    Hundreds of Waynesville Middle School students participated in service-related activities in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at WMS. During the event that was organized and led by AmeriCorps, students created cards, stress balls, sugar scrub, dog toys, play dough, etc., with the help of WMS Student Council members and soldiers from the 701st Military Police Battalion, who serve as Partners in Education at WMS.  

    WMS pilots 'Partners on PatrolPartners on Patrol flyer' program

    The Waynesville R-VI School District will pilot its Partners on Patrol volunteer program – modeled after the Positive Presence Promotion developed by the national “Dads on Duty” program–this month at Waynesville Middle School.

    A Partner on Patrol will spend at least one hour each week being a positive presence in the hallways and assisting with supervising 7th and 8th grade students between classes. Partners on Patrol volunteers will deliver smiles and positive affirmations, while increasing adult visibility and presence. Training will be provided. 

    Volunteers who are interested in becoming a Partner on Patrol should complete the Google Form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeH7IZb3TXNPp8NCB931hyMWIHImCQ6eVYdW5ndItl5YkGj7Q/viewform.

    For more information about the program, please email community@waynesville.k12.mo.us or call 573-842-2250.

    Learn how to help your child navigate social media 

    Waynesville R-VI parents and their students are encouraged to attend the Tiger Pride Talk on social media from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, at Waynesville Middle School. 

    Preschool screenings

    Winter screenings for preschool children ages 3 and 4 who live in the Waynesville R-VI School District are now being scheduled at Williams Early Childhood Center. To schedule a screening appointment for Feb. 14, please call 573-842-2650. 

    PACE is the Parent And Child Education program and is for children ages 3 or 4 by Aug. 1, 2022, who are potty trained, have gone through the screening process and have been admitted to the program. Transportation is not provided for the PACE program.

    Super Snacks return Feb. 1 

    Waynesville R-VI students in grades K-12 who participate in after-school activities, including tutoring, robotics, coding, sports, clubs, organizations, Club Tiger and WIN* will receive a free Super Snack after school beginning Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. 

    two students playing Chess at East Elementary

    The East Elementary Chess Club held its first of two chess club tournaments for the year on Jan. 11, 2023. The tournament was single elimination and consisted of six 15-minute rounds. First place went to fifth-grader Aiden Juan; second place to fourth-grader Gabriel Rolls; and third place to fifth-grader Javian Rhodes. 

    Spring sports tryouts/practice

    Spring sports tryouts/practices begin on Feb. 27 for both Waynesville Middle School and Waynesville High School athletes. Physicals are required. The spring sports (HS=high school; MS=middle school) are as follows:

    • HS Baseball
    • HS Track Boys/Girls
    • HS Girls Soccer
    • HS Boys Tennis
    • HS Boys Golf
    • MS Track Boys/Girls
    • MS Baseball
    • MS Softball

    Important dates 
    School year calendar

    • Feb. 1:  FBLA (Waynesville Career Center) District Contests 
    • Feb. 2: 2023 DECA  (Waynesville Career Center) District Contests 
    • Feb. 3: 2023 SkillsUSA  (Waynesville Career Center) District Contests 
    • Feb. 7: 2023 5:30 p.m. Tiger Pride Talk at Waynesville Middle School
    • Feb. 19-24: 2023 FFA Week
    • Feb. 20: No School. Presidents Day
    • Feb. 24: WHS Dinner Theatre
    • Feb. 27: Spring Sports Tryouts/Practice Begins
    • Feb. 28: Teacher Recruitment Event. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Parker Educational Center


    Seniors (Class of 2023) - It's time to apply for scholarships

    It's time for graduating seniors to apply for scholarships.Check out these scholarships on the WHS Counseling website at https://www.waynesville.k12.mo.us/Page/8098.  

    Reporting COVID-19 cases online

    If your child tests positive or your child is placed in quarantine, please go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdOd1vraos-FuPufoxol-gRzENYFbwQXsVJDlevRlTEum2zJg/viewform and complete the Google form that is listed there. 



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