Fighting Illness

We’ve noticed a slight uptick in illness among our students and staff in the last few weeks and are taking measures to prevent further spread of the flu and other airborne illnesses.

In addition to regular daily cleaning, teachers have started wiping down doorknobs, desks, and other often-touched surfaces with Lysol. High Standard Cleaning performs general janitorial services every evening and a deeper cleaning on Fridays. Additionally for the last two weekends, the cleaning crew has completed intensive sanitizing services to help rid our campus of germs.

Here’s how you can help further prevent the spread of sickness in our school family:

  • Wash hands frequently
  • Keep your student home from school until he or she has been fever-free for 24 hours.
  • Keep your student home until he or she has gone 24 hours without vomiting
  • Wash jackets and bookbags
  • Wipe down or wash lunchboxes, water bottles, and other high-contact surfaces

Shearer Family Assistance

Jamie and Laura Shearer and their two children lost their home and belongings in a house fire early this morning. They have been part of the WCS family since 2016, and we would like to come together as a family to help support them during this time of loss.          

Clothing and toy donations, along with gift cards to restaurants, grocery stores, or places like Wal-Mart, Target, TJ Maxx, etc. may be turned in to any school office to help them get back on their feet.

The clothing sizes for the children are:

Walker – 5T clothing and size 12 shoe

Livi – 2T clothing and size 7 shoe

Please contact the childcare building at 919-735-5605 (ext. 108)  for more information or questions. 

We thank God for keeping the Shearers safe during this tragedy. Please continue to keep this family in your prayers in the days and weeks ahead.

WCS Cafeteria Giving Back Fundraiser

From Paris Verme, cafeteria manager

We would like to say Thank You for your support during our spaghetti plate sale. We were very successful in our mission of giving back to our WCS families and our community with your help. Without your help, we wouldn’t have been able to be a blessing to so many! THANK YOU!!!!

We do not want to stop there! We want to continue blessing and helping those that are in need. We feel this is our mission that we need to fulfill to follow what we have been called to do.

On Wednesday March 11, 2020, we will be selling BBQ Pork sandwiches with green beans, diced potatoes, and a cake slice. Plates will be $7 each. We will also be selling our homemade Apple Cobbler in a 9×9 pan (feeds 9-10) for $10 each. Pickup times will be from 2:30pm-6pm for your convenience in front of the gym when picking up your children from school.

If you do not want to order but would like to make a donation, please send in money and circle donation on the order form. Any amount will be a blessing! Please fill out form and send in with payment by Wednesday, March 4, to ensure we order appropriately. Checks may be made out to WCS. Thank You for your support!!

Valentine’s Balloon Sale

Photo by Kristina Paukshtite on

It is time once again for the annual Junior class fundraiser for Valentine’s Day!  This year we are making things super easy for you and offering one great Valentine’s surprise for your student, friend, or teacher!   We will make deliveries within the school to the person of your choice on Friday, February 14th

Please fill out the form below and return it with money attached by Monday, February 10th. Payment must accompany all orders. (Please use a separate order form for each order.) Multiple orders may be paid with one check. Checks should be made payable to WCS. Due to limited supplies, late orders may not be honored.

As we return…

Just before Christmas break, Mrs. Ford and I had the opportunity to meet with two prospective families that are considering Wayne Christian School. I’ve always enjoyed meeting new families and sharing with them our story. It gives me an opportunity to share with new families all the great things that we do at Wayne Christian School. 

During one of our meetings, Mrs. Ford said something that really resonated with me – “We’re not perfect.” It reminded me of a quote from one of my favorite movies, “Remember the Titans”:

No, it ain’t Coach. With all due respect, uh, you demanded more of us. You demanded perfection. Now, I ain’t saying that I’m perfect, ’cause I’m not. And I ain’t gonna never be. None of us are. But we have won every single game we have played till now. So this team is perfect. We stepped out on that field that way tonight. And, uh, if it’s all the same to you, Coach Boone, that’s how we want to leave it.

Julius Campbell was correct, he wasn’t perfect and no one on his team was perfect. But collectively, as a team – together, they had a perfect record. In the same way, I am not perfect, no one on our administration is perfect, none of our teachers are perfect, and none of our students are perfect. However, we serve a God who is perfect. Working together, we are able to achieve our mission to partner with parents and churches in the education of children, from a Biblical worldview, to impact their world for Christ – and I think we do a pretty good job at it.

As we enter the second semester of the school year, I invite you to join me in praying for our school, our staff, and students. Pray specifically that our teachers will get the rest they need to best serve our students. Pray that we will have a great second semester of school. Pray that God will continue to send new families to Wayne Christian School. 

Mr. Miranda

Alumni Spotlight: Thomas Donica

Thomas Donica, a 2016 graduate of WCS, recently had the opportunity to present his research on e-skins at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2019 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems and was published in the conference journal.

Thomas attended WCS from 2nd grade until graduation and qualified as a National Merit Scholar in high school. He currently attends Liberty University on a full scholarship, where he is a junior with a double major in chemistry and mechanical engineering. Thomas also had the opportunity to work with the Robertson Research Group–part of the University of Houston’s College of Engineering–during the summer of 2019.

A Special Time

Part of the senior class in the nativity at Christmas Chapel

From Shelly Anderson, assistant upper school principal

Why do we have a special chapel for Christmas?   Let me tell you why. For four years under the leadership of Dr. Shook, we were reminded weekly that our middle name is Christian.  Therefore why would we not celebrate our Lord and Savior’s birth? It is the time we as a school family can come together and join voices to sing of the birth of Christ.  

Each year we have different grades participate by singing a song, playing handbells, leading in worship, sharing the Christmas story, presenting the nativity.  What a way to share the gospel. There are several favorites that come to mind. The year that Pastor Bill Rose read to the K-5 students stands out in my mind. The students and teachers enjoyed the book The Night before Jesus Came.  Another year that is near and dear to my heart was my son’s senior year when he was Joseph in the Nativity. The year that I lead the handbells for second grade scared me. I was a nervous wreck because I had never lead bells. Thankfully,  I can count. I think the best laugh came from last year’s Christmas Chapel as the teachers acted out the Twelve Days of Christmas. Students and staff really didn’t know what to expect, but when the song started, so did the laughter. It was a great day.  Mr. McCary has lead traditional carols for years. The students love seeing his animated direction. For the past few years the praise band has done an outstanding job blending the traditional and contemporary style of songs. 

So, why do I love our Christmas Chapel?  I am reminded of what an awesome sacrifice was made for me.  The love that God has for each of us to send His Son to this sinful world to save sinners like me and you.  Yes, we talk about Jesus and His love for us daily, but it is different to celebrate His birth. Without His birth, we can’t get to the rest of His story.  This is a time that students and speakers get to share the gospel for those who may not attend church, but they will go see their kids and grandchildren perform.  We may never know the lives, hearts, that are changed due to these special chapels. My prayer for this Christmas season is that we all stop and remember the true meaning of Christmas.  I pray that we take the time to share the good news of Christ’s birth with someone by word or deed.  

Thank You

From Paris Verme, Cafeteria Manager

The cafeteria raised over $1300.00 from our spaghetti dinner sale at the beginning of November.  I just wanted to let you know how thankful we are for your support of this effort.  Our reason for the sale was so that we could give back and be a blessing to others in our school and in our community. 

To start with, we were able to bless three of our WCS families that were going through a struggle of their own with Thanksgiving meals.  We also gave back to our community by purchasing a Thanksgiving meal for Fire Station 3 down the road.  It was our way of thanking them for taking the time away from family to help protect our community and also to thank them for being here when we need them. For our WCS family again, we have added funds to some lunch accounts to help out. Also in our community, we had seen the Wayne Pregnancy Center was in need of winter baby clothes so we all met after school on the last day before our Thanksgiving break and went shopping at Once Upon A Child.  I could not think of a better way to start our break than giving these items to this cause. 

We have many other things we are working on for the Christmas season and I will share those blessings after we do them. Thank you again for allowing us to do this.  We feel like we are led to give back….and what a better way to do it than for our FAMILY!  We look forward to another sale in the spring to continue adding to our giving fund, and we are hoping it will be a yearly thing to be able to do one in the fall and one in the spring to keep funds available to us to be able to help when help is needed!  
In His Name,

WCS Cafe

Christmas Spirit Week

The SGA is hosting a Christmas Spirit Week. During the week of exams, December 16-19, we will have a Christmas spirit week for all students. We encourage every student to dress accordingly on each day. The days are listed below:

Monday (Dec. 16) – Christmas Pajama Day; wear your favorite pair of Christmas pj’s

Tuesday (Dec. 17) – ugly sweater day; wear your ugliest Christmas sweater

Wednesday (Dec. 18) – “White Christmas Wednesday”; wear all white

Thursday (Dec. 19) – Christmas hat day; wear your reindeer antlers, santa and elf hats

WCS Author in Residence

From Susan Ford, WCS Assistant Administrator of Curriculum and Advisement

Walk past Room 200, at the beginning of almost any period of the day, and you will quickly become enthralled as you listen to Mrs. Mays reading to her middle school Language Arts students. “Reading out loud to middle schoolers?”, you think? And yet, there completely absorbed and engaged, you will find 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students captivated as Mrs. Mays reads to her students for about 10 minutes each day.  The books she is reading this year are part of the Arby Jenkins series, by Sharon Hambrick. It is a BJU press series of novels.   

But little known to many WCS families, is the fact that Mrs. Mays is the author of two published novels of her own!!  Sarah holds a BA from Bob Jones University and a Master’s Degree from Liberty University. After teaching for 10 years, Sarah left the classroom for a few years to have her second child, to pursue her Master’s degree, and to write her first novel, Mirror Image. Soon after publishing novel two, Secret Past, Sarah returned to WCS.  While highly qualified as both a math and an English teacher, Mrs. Mays’ “sweet spot” is teaching English/Language Arts, to middle school students!

Sarah credits her high school Creative Writing teacher with encouraging her to one day write a novel, and that encouragement led to the books she has published to date! Both books are well written and hold the reader’s attention with a “can’t put it down” quality.  Using elements of drama, romance, and mystery, Mrs. Mays’ words pull readers deep into her stories. Her books are written from a Biblical worldview and are inspirational in nature. 

Mirror Image opens “When Detective James Hunter is sent to investigate an apparent drug overdose, he is overwhelmed with the feeling that there more to the young victim’s story…the young victim looks identical to his friend, Molly Blake.… As they seek to find answers to these questions, they uncover surprising secrets and gain insight into their own lives.” 

 Secret Past begins “when Molly Blake moves back to her hometown of Holly Hills and is unprepared for the surprises that await her. A stranger arrives in town with a claim that threatens to tear her family apart.” 

You can find both of Mrs. Mays’s novels on Amazon in both print and Kindle editions.  Find her books by clicking on the book titles above.

If you buy her books and stop by after school, I am sure she would be happy to autograph them for you!  We are so thankful to have Mrs. Sarah Mays on our WCS faculty!