It is with great pride that I welcome you to the 2017–2018 school year at Wayne Trace Local Schools. On behalf of the Wayne Trace board of education, administration, faculty and staff, I am pleased to let you know that your children will be in the capable hands of a highly focused workforce committed to making sure the educational needs of all students are met. We look forward to the continued support that each of you give to our students both academically, in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.
I am amazed at how quickly the school years seem to come and go. It seems as though just yesterday we were gathered in the gymnasium to celebrate the commencement ceremony for the Class of 2017. Yet our next school year will officially begin on Wednesday August 23, 2017. As this date is fast approaching, we hope that all students and parents have been able to relax, recharge, and enjoy the summer months away from school. Our staff looks forward to seeing all students return to our buildings eager to begin another successful school year.
The Wayne Trace Local School District is currently accepting students for enrollment. If you wish for your student to attend the Wayne Trace Local School District we ask that you contact the building principal(s) to receive information in regard to enrollment. If you are not certain which elementary school your child will be attending, please feel free to contact the central office (419-263-2415) for that information.
Providing quality learning and setting high academic standards for our students are top priorities for the Wayne Trace School District. There are a variety of ways in which as educators we measure the success of our students. One measure that has been created by Ohio Department of Education is the yearly report card that assesses each district in the state on various measures. The Wayne Trace district, not unlike many others, has seen varying results on these state report cards. We anticipate the next report card is to be released by the Department of Education in September of 2017. We will continue to study the data from our previous report cards to assure that we are working toward achieving quality marks in the future. For more information on the state report card system, contact the central office or visit the Ohio Department of Education web-site at www.ode.state.oh.us.
As I mentioned earlier, the school year is fast approaching and many of our students are preparing for extra-curricular and co-curricular activities. We want to be sure to encourage you to attend these events at the various levels and continue to support our students as we believe these activities play a vital role in the educational process. One event in particular we are anticipating is the annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony which will be held prior to the varsity football game on September 1st. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 6:45 at which time we will induct two former staff members, Elaine Harp and Janet Priest. We hope you are able to attend this annual event.
We encourage you to feel free to contact the school to discuss any questions or concerns that you might have about your child’s educational experience. The open door policy with parents, residents, and other stakeholders in the community will remain in place as we look forward to hearing from you.
In closing, I would like to thank the Wayne Trace board of education for allowing me the opportunity to serve the Wayne Trace School District in the capacity of superintendent. I am excited to continue the traditions that Wayne Trace Local Schools is known for and to embark on a new era that will continue to move us to the forefront in education.