Welcome Back To The Waynesville R-VI School District
From preschool programs for children with special needs and developmental concerns to dual credit and AP college courses at the high school. Waynesville Schools offer a variety of programs to meet the academic needs of students at all levels. As a result, our students routinely perform above average on state tests.
Waynesville teachers embrace the Professional Learning Community model and classes begin 30 minutes late each Wednesday to allow teachers to collaborate on best practices. (Buses also run 30 minutes later on Wednesday mornings; dismissal times do not change.)
Beyond rigorous academics, students learn to apply school-wide positive behavior support strategies, model character words and embrace good habits for successful daily living. Understanding the value of individual responsibility is emphasized, along with service to others.
Parents also are asked to maintain high expectations for their children, and none is more important than attendance. Every healthy child should be at school every day.
The district operates three elementary schools - Partridge, Thayer and Wood - on Fort Leonard Wood and two - East and Freedom - off post. Williams Early Childhood Center on post offers programs for qualifying preschool students and Parker Preschool offers preschool to students who are selected through a lottery system. The school district also operates the Waynesville Sixth Grade Center (grade 6), Waynesville Middle School (grades 7-8), Waynesville High School (grades 9-12) and Waynesville Career Center (grades 9-adult) off post.
It's a great day to be a Tiger!
"It's a great day to be a Tiger!" You'll hear me say that phrase and you'll see it on my social media posts because I believe that we have the best students, teachers, families, staff and administrators in the state.
Our district has a tradition of excellence and this district is one of the reasons that my family planted its roots in this community in the 1880s. I graduated from Waynesville High School and proudly volunteer with my fellow Board of Education members because we care about kids and their futures -- just as my late grandfather did when he served on the Board.
More than 60 percent of our students are military impacted, making us one of just top 22 heavily impacted schools in the nation to qualify for B-2 Heavily Impacted Aid. B-2 funds are used to pay for construction, remodeling, upkeep of our facilities and maintenance.
Our facilities are among the best in the state and we strive to make continuous improvements. This school year, the FEMA shelter (that will be used as a gym) will open at Freedom Elementary and is being paid for in part by a FEMA grant.
When you have concerns or need questions answered, please work through our “chain of command” by talking directly with a teacher or staff member. Our Board meetings are open to the public and broadcast live on Channel 12 or on the Waynesville Channel 12 & Tiger TV Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/watch/waynesvillech12/.
While I am proud of our 1:1 student to Chromebook ratio, I firmly believe that students learn best when they are engaged in the classroom with teachers who are building positive relationships. Throughout this upcoming school year, I hope that you find yourself saying, "It's a great day to be a Tiger!"
With Tiger Pride,
Paul Shultz 11
President of the Waynesville R-VI Board of Education