Anthony Wayne Local Schools will partner with our community to engage all students in educational opportunities empowering them to become active, responsible, and productive citizens in our global society.
Stuff the Bus Food Drive
The FT Student Leadership Council advisors, Sarah LeSage and Megan Meiring selected this organization for FT's "Stuff the Bus" campaign because Food for Thought provides food and basic personal needs throughout the NW Ohio area at 25 satellite locations.
Families are provided with approximately 3-4 days worth of groceries per family per visit to Food for Thought's Mobile Food Pantry (a 17 foot trailer, food pantry on wheels.) The Mobile pantry is used to expand services to areas with low food access (USDA designated "food deserts"), where transportation to stationary food pantries is difficult. Food is loaded onto the pantry, and arranged in a “grocery store” fashion, through which the families can shop.
In addition to the mobile pantry, Food for Thought provides PB & J picnic lunches to those in need EACH Saturday morning, near the downtown main library.
Our response at FT in just the first 3 days of our campaign has been amazing! We are eager to see what our students will be able to provide for this unique organization and it's families during the next two weeks.
At the student leadership council's February meeting (Feb. 9), Food for Thought's trailer will arrive and members will "stuff their bus". The student leadership council's mission this year is to spread the message of thankfulness and appreciation throughout our building and community. FT students are excited to spread this message beyond our doors!
As a thank you to our students, we will tally the items donated and the fifth grade homeroom and sixth grade homeroom that brings in the most donations will each earn a pizza party.
Attached is the letter we sent home with all the students at FT explain about the pantry and the great number of supplies we are collecting from January 20 - February 6th. Click HERE to read the letter.
Superintendent's January Newsletter
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FFA Annual Pork Dinner
The Anthony Wayne FFA Alumni will hold the annual pork dinner on Friday, January 23rd from 5 to 7 p.m. in the AWHS cafeteria. Dinners include boneless pork loin, seasoned potatoes, green beans, applesauce, roll, dessert and drink for $8 (pre sale price). The $5 meal (pre sale price) includes macaroni and cheese, seasoned potatoes, green beans, applesauce, roll, dessert, and drink. Tickets may be purchased from FFA members or by calling the AG room at 419.877.0166. Door tickets are available as well. In addition, a silent auction will be held to raise money for student leadership opportunities and scholarships. If you have a donation for the silent auction, please call the AG room or drop off the donation at AWHS. Thank you in advance for your support!
Winter Weather & Student Safety
January 5th, 2015
Welcome to 2015 and the wonderful winter weather of Northwest Ohio!! Last year was a reminder to all of us that winter weather can be unpredictable and brutal. The district knows that school delays and cancellations will happen each school year. During this time of year, I am often asked what is the decision making process when determining to delay or cancel school. I would like to share the typical steps taken (to gather data) in an effort to keep students safe during the winter weather.
The data collection process for a potential delay/cancellation starts the day before with monitoring of national and local weather reports along with area road conditions. In the early morning hours, district employees take several steps to gather information to make the decision prior to 6 am. Individuals actually go out and drive the roads within the 77 square miles of the district to determine road conditions as well as monitor weather and traffic reports from local and state agencies. All of this information is gathered and utilized to determine the safety conditions of the roads and make a decision by 5:45 am.
What temperature will cause a delay and/or cancellation? There is no state law that requires school districts to delay or cancel. Generally speaking, when temperatures or wind chills are at or below -20 degrees there will be a delay or cancellation. Medical experts say that at -20 degrees people may experience frostbite after 15 minutes. Because of the number of students who wait at their homes or bus stop for the bus and others that walk to school, it is important to make sure that they are safe during these extreme temperatures.
I understand that delays and cancellations cause disruptions to families within our community. The goal is to safely transport students to and from school and have those driving to school to be able to do so safely. Parents and students that drive to school are encouraged to monitor local weather and traffic conditions. There will be winter days that require extra time and additional caution when driving to and from school. If you have a new student driver in your home, please know that the district is willing to transport them to and from school. It is understood that the skill to drive in winter conditions takes time to develop over many years.
What can be predicted about the winter weather is there will be days that road conditions will results in delays and/or cancellations. Please know that student safety is a top concern for you and the district. Hopefully, we will all get through this winter with minimal issues on the roads. There are only 74 days until the first day of Spring!!
Dr. Jim Fritz
Indoor Walking Program at Waterville Primary
Waterville Primary School will be open for Walkers beginning on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 and will have Open Walking Times every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening from 4:30 to 7:30 pm