As we move into the spring semester, we are making changes that will benefit teachers, parents, and students alike. In an attempt to streamline information, here’s where you can find communication of information from the classroom going forward:
- Assignments and due dates
- Weekly schedules
- Google Classroom
- Will not contain weekly schedules nor daily lesson plans
- An extension of the classroom, like a communication forum and project board
- Class announcements
Freshman and Sophomore Parents,
It’s time to start planning for the annual spring trips! A few years ago, we began taking educational trips in the spring semester with all high school grades. Unfortunately, we were not able to go last year due to so many travel restrictions and places closed because of COVID. We are looking forward to the opportunity to resume our trips this spring.
This year, freshmen and sophomores will be going together, as we are able to lower the cost of the trip per person by taking a larger group of students. A specific itinerary will be given in the spring once details are finalized, but here is an overview of what will take place on the trip.
Destination: Cincinnati, OH/Kentucky
Date: Week of February 28-March 4
- Monday: Travel and college visit, overnight stay near college campus (which college we will be visiting is yet to be determined)
- Tuesday: Travel and visit to the Newport Aquarium in Cincinnati
- Wednesday: Creation Museum
- Thursday: Ark Encounter
- Friday: Travel home
Cost: ~$700 (The exact cost will be determined after we know how many students are going on the trip, but it should not exceed $700. Parents attending the trip will pay the same amount as the students.)
This trip is a curricular activity intended to supplement classroom instruction by providing a hands-on educational experience. Students who do not attend the class trip will be expected to attend school that week to complete virtual activities to complement the experience their classmates are receiving on the trip. Students not in attendance on the trip or at school will receive unexcused absences from school.
Please complete and return the below form to Mrs. Anderson no later than Friday, December 10. A $50 deposit is due at the same time for anybody attending the trip.
Questions about the trip may be directed to Mrs. Anderson at email@example.com.
DECEMBER 1 – Spirit of the Season: Dress as one of the 12 Days of Christmas!
DECEMBER 2 – Crazy Christmas Socks
DECEMBER 3 -Tree Topper: Dig out your favorite holiday hat, headband, or tree topper to wear.
DECEMBER 6 – Pick your favorite Christmas Movie – and dress as a Character – Make it fun – and get a group to dress up together.
DECEMBER 7- Deck the Halls: Bring out your favorite holiday accessories. Think jewelry, necklaces, garland, etc.
DECEMBER 8 -Shine Bright like a Light: Light up your wardrobe with holiday lights, glitter, tinsel, light-up necklaces, etc.
DECEMBER 9 – Dress to impress for Christmas – Christmas Ties and dress pants, and Dresses or skirts or dress pants and tops for the ladies. Christmas Chapel.
DECEMBER 10 – Dream a Little Dream: School-appropriate Christmas pajamas and slippers.
DECEMBER 13 – Let It, Snow!! Frozen attire or Look like Frosty
DECEMBER 14 – Dashing Through the Snow: Dress like one of Santa’s reindeer.
DECEMBER 15 -Wear Plaid – Flannel Shirts
DECEMBER 16 – Christmas Shirt: Wear your favorite Christmas shirt!
DECEMBER 17 – Christmas Shirt: Wear your favorite Christmas shirt!
As COVID cases in Wayne County continue to decrease, we have decided to open our campus buildings to parents again. Effective Monday, November 8, parents are welcome to enter our facilities for parties, morning drop-off, early pickups, or lunch with students.
A few reminders as we welcome you back to campus:
- If you need to come into the building for any reason between the hours of 8:00 am-3:00 pm, please stop by the office to sign in and again to sign out when you leave. For safety reasons, we must have a record of all visitors on campus. You will also receive a visitor tag in the office.
- If you want to eat lunch with your child, you must stop by the office to sign in before you go to the gym for lunch.
- Please do not drop off food for students at lunchtime. The office staff does not have time or space to manage food being dropped off for multiple students, and for safety reasons, we cannot allow students to meet you at your car to retrieve it.
Due to space constraints, parents will not be able to attend the upcoming Veteran’s Day Assembly or Christmas Chapel. We will be streaming both of these on our school Facebook page.
As we head into the winter months and the end of the year, several groups and clubs on campus on sponsoring opportunities to give back to our school and the community around us. See below for ways you can get involved in these opportunities.
Every fall, the WCS high school students do a fruit sale fundraiser to raise money for their spring class trips. This year, the freshmen and sophomores will be visiting the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter in Kentucky, the juniors will be going to Washington, DC, and the seniors will go to Disney World. The sale runs through November 15, and the fruit is scheduled to be delivered on December 3.
The fruit sale is a great way to help support our high school students, as the money raised by each student will be credited to his/her personal activity account. The fruit sale is provided by WCS, but all proceeds go directly to the students to be used for their trips. Please consider supporting one of our high school students by purchasing fruit. You can talk to a student directly or purchase online at www.FreshFruitOrder.org/WayneChristianSchool.
Operation Christmas Child
The Junior Beta Club is collecting items for Samaritan’s Purse: Operation Christmas Child. We are asking for each grade level to collect a specific item for the boxes. Items can be dropped off in the lobby of the elementary building as well as the middle school office. Please turn in these items no later than November 9th.
- K – Small Stuffed Animal
- 1- Toothbrushes & Hairbrushes
- 2 – Washcloths & Bar Soap
- 3 – Winter Hat & Winter Gloves
- 4 – Coloring Books & Notebooks
- 5 – Pencils & Small Manual Pencil Sharpeners & Erasers
- 6 – Crayons, Markers, Pens
- 7 – Playdoh & Plastic Cookie Cutters
- 8 – Jump Rope & Small Foam Balls
- 9 – Bandaids & Compact Mirror
- 10 – Playing Cards & Puzzles
- 11 – Glue Stick, Protractor, Ruler, Adhesive Tape
- 12 – Yo Yo, Marbles, Kaleidoscope, Playing Cards
Christmas Adopt a Child
The Junior Beta Club is also collecting money to Adopt A Child for Christmas through the FWB Children’s Home. The approximate cost for one child is $75. If you are able to donate $1.00, this will help Beta Club purchase gifts for children. Beta Club members will purchase gifts, wrap gifts, and make the delivery to Stoney Creek Church. Children will receive their gifts at a Christmas party at the end of November. Please turn in all donations to your child’s homeroom teacher no later than November 17th.
Canned Food Drive
The SGA is hosting a canned food drive at the October 28 home football game, as well as through the month of December. From now through the end of the year, a donor at the Make a Difference Food Pantry is matching donations: $2 for every can donated, $3 for every dry item, and $5 for every boxed item. Donations to the food pantry will have a HUGE impact during this time!
Here is a pantry need list:
- Juice boxes
- Individual fruit cups
- Breakfast bars
- Granola bars
- Mac and Cheese
- Spaghetti sauce
- Peanut butter
- Canned vegetables (any)
- Canned tuna and chicken
WCS Annual Fund
As WCS continues to experience rapid growth, we recognize the work needed to fulfill our mission through investments in curricular and co-curricular programs, facilities, and student life. Investments such as these allow us to best steward existing resources, all with an aim to deliver more for students, faculty, and staff. In the past, the annual fund has provided for projects such as Chromebooks in our classrooms, the outdoor picnic area, updated security and access systems, and new scoreboards for the athletic fields.
We’re asking the WCS community to consider joining us in giving to our Annual Fund campaign as we work to optimize towards full efficiency, delivering an even better experience for our students. You can give online at https://waynechristian.org/annual-fund/ or contact Randi Stroud at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the WCS Annual Fund.
Dear Parent or Guardian:
To help keep your child safer and more scholarly online, WCS has adopted online services provided by GoGuardian.
It may be helpful to know that over 10,000 other schools use GoGuardian to protect 5.5 million students across the world, and the Global Educator Institute has endorsed the GoGuardian Teacher product.
How are we using GoGuardian?
We have chosen the GoGuardian services to:
- Help protect students against harmful and inappropriate online material
- Help students stay “scholarly” and more focused when learning online
- Help assess students’ progress towards class assignments
- Facilitate communication between teachers and students during class time
- Help staff intervene when students are facing personal issues and have trouble asking for help
When and how does GoGuardian operate?
GoGuardian’s web-based services operate on our school’s managed G Suite for Education Chrome accounts (i.e. when a student is logged into Chrome or a Chromebook with his/her school email address).
GoGuardian Admin provides oversight/management of sites that students visit using their school-issued device. We receive notices of sites that students visit that contain certain key words, as well as notice of browser searches for keywords, even if the student is unable to access any sites containing the searched information.
What are the school’s responsibilities?
WCS selected GoGuardian services to help our students stay safer and more scholarly online. We will work with students during class time to help teach them digital responsibility and safety. Additionally, we will train teachers about how to operate GoGuardian and about our policies and procedures to help protect student privacy.
What are my parental/guardian and child’s responsibilities?
We ask that students use their school-managed Google accounts and school-managed devices for educational purposes within the boundaries of WCS guidelines as outlined in our family handbook. School-issued Chromebooks are the property of WCS and are monitored 24/7 for inappropriate use.
When a student is off-campus and on a personal device, parents are responsible for supervising internet access and usage. We encourage you to discuss rules for appropriate internet usage with your child and to reinforce lessons of digital citizenship and safety with him or her.
How does GoGuardian help protect my child’s privacy?
We are here to answer any questions that you may have.
We have two projects coming up that we need some help completing:
We have 12 additional lockers arriving Wednesday for the middle school building. We need 4-5 parents who can come Wednesday afternoon to assemble the lockers. If you can help with this project, please contact Mr. Miranda at email@example.com.
Equipment Room Construction
We have a small building project in the equipment room in the gym. If you have construction experience and are willing to help out with this project, please contact Coach Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wayne Education Network, a program of the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Junior Leadership program and the 2021 Senior Institute. Interested students should complete an application (available below or in Mrs. Ford’s office) and turn it in to Mrs. Ford no later than September 15. DO NOT MAIL your application to the Chamber of Commerce; Mrs. Ford will deliver all applications from WCS.