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    February 2020  

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    Updated calendar information

    Due to inclement weather days, the Waynesville R-VI School District will be in session on Monday, Feb. 17, and on May 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 and 29, due to inclement weather.  

    The district scheduled a sufficient number of make-up hours in the schedule to avoid any calendar adjustments other than the make-up days listed at the bottom of the calendar. Click here to see the updated school calendar

    The State of Missouri requires districts to make up 36 hours of missed instruction due to inclement weather, which we have surpassed. After 36 hours – but before reaching the maximum – a district must make up half of the hours missed, which approximately means making up 1 day for every 2 days missed.

    Currently, based on hours, the district will not be required to make up April 10; however, if we miss additional days, April 10 may have to be added to the schedule.  Please note that April 13 also remains in place as a make-up day. If it becomes necessary for students to attend school on April 13, the district will have met the state’s requirement for the maximum number of hours required to be made up for inclement weather.

    Spring Break remains March 9-13.

    Graduation (and the last day for students who are graduating from high school) remains May 15, 2020.  

    May 29 will be the last day of school for students in grades K-11 and will be a half day of school with grades 6-11 dismissing at noon and grades K-5 dismissing at 1 p.m.   

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     Poetry/Art Slam to be held Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. at WHS

    The district will host its first district-wide R-VI Youth Poetry/Art Slam with a focus on diversity starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Lecture Hall at Waynesville High School.  It is free and the public is encouraged to attend. Light freshments will be provided. 

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    Drug abuse and awareness session

    As part of its Tiger Pride series, the Waynesville R-VI School District will offer the same session on drug abuse and awareness on the following three dates and times:

    Feb. 20 - Thayer Elementary 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Library

    Feb. 27 - Freedom Elementary 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Library

    March 5 - WHS 5:30-6:30 p.m. in 9th Grade Lecture Hall

    Parents and their children from all buildings are welcome to attend any one of these free sessions. The presenters will be Michele Sumter and Enver Medrano.

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    Those who attend school every day are more likely to graduate   

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    Summer School

    Summer school will be held June 1-26. For summer school, students attend the grade they will be promoted to, so if you currently have a 3rd grader who will be going to 4th grade during the 2020-21 school year, your child will attend 4th grade during summer school. 

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    Winter Tiger Festival of Nations

    The Winter Tiger Festival of Nations will begin at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in the Waynesville High School gym. This event is hosted by Waynesville R-VI students. 

    Take a trip around the world and sample foods from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on the mezzanine level in the main gym at WHS. Special Olympians will also compete in basketball games prior to the JV game.

    Admission is $2 per person from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. and $4 from 5:15 p.m on or free with an athletic or staff and family pass and includes admittance to the boys home basketball games on Feb. 21. 

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    UPCOMING EVENTS

    • R-VI Poetry/Art Slam 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, WHS Lecture Hall. 

    • School will be in session on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.

    • Winter Tiger Festival of Nations, 4:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 2020, WHS. See admission information above. 

    • Dinner Theatre Comedy, "10 Ways to Survive the End of the World," 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21, WHS Auditorium. Tickets $7 each and are required in advance. A ticket includes a pasta dinner with salad and bread and the live entertainment. Contact Charles Davis at chdavis@waynesville.k12.mo.us or 573-842-2400 ext. 3115 for more information. 

    • Spring Break will be March 9 - 13, 2020. There will be no school during spring break.  

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    WAYNESVILLE R-VI SCHOOL DISTRICT 

    VISION

    Excel as a student-centered community of learners that embraces diversity and innovation. 

    MISSION

    Empower and prepare individual students for future opportunities as citizens and leaders.