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Wayne Trace High School


Good Morning, Raiders! Today is Monday, April 22nd
Students should NOT be taking their back pack to their last period of the day.
Seniors, please be sure to read your email.  Mrs. Franz has sent several with end of the year and graduation information.
Prom Tickets are on sale now until May 1st. All paperwork must be turned in while purchasing tickets, or you will be unable to purchase! Stop by Mrs. Kistler’s classroom to purchase. 
Relay for Life shirts are on sale! Pick up an order form from the bulletin board in the cafeteria. Orders are due by April 24th. NO LATE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED!
There will be a high school volleyball meeting on Thursday, April 25th at 7:30am for all girls wanting to play volleyball next year. If you have any questions see Coach Posey. 
Registration is open for the fall semester for Northwest State.  If you are currently a Northwest student, please see Mrs. Franz to schedule your classes.
There is a girls and boys golf sign up sheet outside of  Mr. Linder’s office.  Please sign up if you are interested in playing next year.
Attention 7 & 8th graders: Camp Invention is coming to Paulding County this summer. If you are interested in being a leader in training, please see Mrs. Langhals and she will give you the details.
Students - just a reminder that we have state testing tomorrow and Wednesday in Math for all 7th graders, 8th graders, Algebra 1 students and Geometry students. Please give your best effort, charge your laptop tonight and get plenty of rest.  Remember any student testing that wants a free breakfast tomorrow can get one from the community in the cafeteria before school.  Thank you!   
Attention to all students who ride the bus:  Please make sure you follow the law of sitting on the bus at all times until your stop! Thank you for your help with this!   
Have a great day, Raiders! 


We are currently accepting Open Enrollment Forms through June 1.  Applications can be found here on the web site.


Arabian Night
May 4, 2024
Ticket Sales
All ticket sales will be from April 22-May 1 before school or during the school day. If you can not make it at one of these times, please let Mrs. Kistler know and she will make arrangements. They will be $10 a single and $20 for a couple. You MUST have OOT guest forms AND emergency forms fill out to each individual purchasing a ticket.

Emergency Contact Form
ALL Wayne Trace students and guests need to have the emergency form turned in to buy tickets. Tickets will NOT be sold to anyone without a form turned in. This is also attached to this email. I will also print some and put on cafeteria bulletin board on Monday.

After Prom
After Prom will be at Crazy Pinz in Fort Wayne. You must be on the assigned bus by 10:15. We will leave Crazy Pinz at 1:30 and return home around 2:30.

Wayne Trace 7th and 8th grade students participated in the Van Wert Elks Americanism Essay Contest.  7th Grader Brooke Stoller, daughter of Blane and Mindy Stoller,  was selected as a winner and will be recognized at a Youth Day Breakfast where she will receive a monetary prize.

Van Wert Lodge No. 1197 have selected Hudson M. Myers, senior at Wayne Trace High School as the recipients of the Student of the Month for March.
Students are nominated by their high schools to receive this award.  Each Student of the Month receives a monetary donation along with a certificate from the Van Wert Elks Lodge 1197 with the possibility to be named the Student of the Year.   Students are judged on the basis of multiple achievements – Volunteerism, Character, Leadership, Service, Citizenship and Scholastic.
This program is designed to recognize outstanding young men and women for their achievements in school and community.  The Elks wish to recognize and praise those students for their accomplishments, their activities, and their contributions to society through this program.
 Pictured left to right is: Linda J. Stanley, Lodge Student of the Month Chair with Hudson M. Myers

6th Annual District Art Show

 Grades: K-12
Teachers- Mrs. Angie Stokes and Mr. Ken Ogle
Wayne Trace art departments will present its sixth-annual juried art show on Saturday May 11, 2024.  Student creations will be displayed in the middle school gymnasium from 10:00 – 2:00 P.M. This exhibition features a variety of artworks created by talented art students from grades K-12.  There will be over 500 pieces of art on display that will include painting, sculpting, printmaking, drawing and more.  The exhibit is free and open to the public.  We would love to have everyone come and support these talented students and our district art program. While you are there, enjoy some complimentary cookies and punch!  
For more information contact:
Mrs. Angie Stokes JR/High School Art Teacher [email protected]
Ken Ogle Elementary Art Teacher [email protected]

Veterans' Banners

Two teams of Art Tech students have been busy this past month preparing the Veterans' Banners for the spring.  Proof copies are being sent out this week, so please make sure to check your mail and confirm that we have all of your information correct.  If you missed this year's order, we hope to add to the project over next winter as well.   

We are so EXCITED!!

Wayne Trace Junior/Senior High School has been awarded $2.4 million by the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce to aid in the development and expansion of its STEAM programs and facilities.  The purpose of this Ohio Career Technical Education Equipment Grant is to award competitive grants to schools to establish or expand CTE programs, with priority for programs that support careers on Ohio's Top Jobs List and establish credentialing programs from the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation Innovative Workforce Incentive Program list.  With these funds, Wayne Trace will continue to develop its Art Technology and Robotics programs along with developing new credential courses and pathways as a means of creating even more opportunities to ensure student success. 

Next Food Distribution Date
May 15th

Wayne Trace will be hosting a monthly food distribution for our families who have children in grades 7-12.  You will be able to come to the high school and receive some supplemental groceries for the month.  We are working with the West Ohio Food Bank, so we will be limited to what they have available for the month.  We are hoping to have a variety to choose from.  Our goal is to help families supplement groceries for the month because we know that the cost is going up for everything.  
Distribution will be held from 3pm to 5:30pm (Changed to 5:30pm beginning in January) or until we are out of food.  Students who drive are able to pick up food.  Students who ride the bus will not have time to pick up food.  Students do not need to be present when families pick up food.  The only information we will ask for is the name of one 7-12 student in the household and a tally of the number of people in the house. Food is available for all members of the household. No names are given to West Ohio Food Bank.
Our distribution will be in the Ag shop, which is located on the south side of the building near the softball field.  Pick up is from 3pm-5:30pm.  There is NO financial requirement.  This is open to any family with a student in grades 7-12 who would like some supplemental groceries.
Typically, we will have this on the third Wednesday of the month, but we did have to change it for December.  Distribution dates:
No distributions in June, July or August.
If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Franz at [email protected]
Thank you!

Congratulations go out to junior Allison Noggle who won first place and freshman Stefany Lopez-Castillo who received honorable mention in The Ohio State University’s annual Sijo Korean Poetry Writing Competition!  Their poems can be read at https://easc.osu.edu/2023-24winners) 

American Legion State Winner

Olivia Meraz, a senior at Wayne Trace High School, has been selected as a State Winner of the 2023-2024 American Legion Americanism and Government Test program.  Because Olivia is a State Winner, she has earned a trip to Washington D.C. sponsored by The American Legion Department of Ohio.  Olivia is the daughter of Saul and Lucinda Meraz of Paulding.  Olivia is pictured with Mr.Jack Baumle, a teacher at Wayne Trace.  Mr. Baumle organizes the Americanism and Government tests for Wayne Trace students and represents The Reuben J. Smith  American Legion Post 297 in Payne, Ohio. 

Summer Career Pathways Program

Indiana University Southeast Bound!

Wayne Trace Senior Kacy Hornish recently signed to further her academic and athletic career at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana. Kacy will be pursuing a degree in Pre-Elementary Education and furthering her volleyball career. Shown in the attached picture are (Front L-R) Abby Hornish (mother), Kacy Hornish and Kevin Hornish (father). In the back row are Wayne Trace Assistant and Head Volleyball Coaches Anne Myers and Cassidy Posey. Kacy Hornish finished her senior season, breaking Wayne Traces school record for career assists formally held by Janelle Davis 2006-2010 with 1,295. Kacy’s record now stands at 1,416 assists. 
Congrats Kacy!

Defiance Bound

Breven Anderson will be attending Defiance College this fall. He will be pursuing a major in Pre-Veterinary Science while  furthering his baseball career.

Congratulations Brooks!!!

Brooks Laukhuf signed with Ohio Dominican today.  He will be continuing his basketball career with the Ohio Dominican Panthers!  Congratulations to Brooks and his family and we wish him the best! 

Wayne Trace Schools BSB B JV Home Delphos St. John's

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Wayne Trace Schools BSB B V Away Fort Jennings High School

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Wayne Trace Schools SB G V Home Woodlan High School

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Wayne Trace Schools T BG JH Away Hicksville Jr/Sr HS

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7th and 8th Math, Algebra and Geometry State Testing

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