Mission Statement

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.

  • Water Safety Plan

    August 22, 2014

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Faculty and Staff Members,

    During the first week of August, many area residents were not able to drink or use tap water. The purpose of this letter is to share our response if this event were to occur again during the school year. Like many of you, we are learning more and more about algae blooms. Unfortunately, this water issue may become a reoccurring concern for us to contend with for some time. If this occurs during the school year, families and the district will need to partner in order for school to remain in session for as long as possible. To be successful in our efforts, we need your help.

    The school district has purchased bottled water to provide students with some drinking water in the event there is another ban on drinking tap water. With over 4,400 students in the district, it would not take long for this inventory to become depleted if students have no other sources of drinking water. We are asking that families have bottled water set aside at home and to provide students with some drinking water during the day if we are once again unable to drink tap water. This will enable the district to have time to find, order and have delivered additional drinking water for the school day.

    During the last water issue, we also learned that we could not use tap water to prepare meals or wash dishes. As a result, we are asking that parents prepare lunches for their children during any time that tap water is unavailable. The district has set aside menu options that do not require water in its preparation. However, if every student wants a school lunch, the district would not be able to serve prepared meals for very long. Encouraging those students who can to bring a lunch during this time will enable the district to order additional food items that do not require water for their preparation. By planning ahead and with your help, we will be able to continue to serve food to students.

    The district has secured enough paper products to serve meals for a short period of time, avoiding the need to wash dishes, which would be impossible to do if the tap water becomes unsafe. We have contacted the Lucas County Health Department to discuss our plans for this potential issue.

    With the loss of water in the beginning of August reminded us not to take something so simple and plentiful as water for granted. Alone, the district would not be able to meet all of its students needs for an extended period of time. However, with proper planning and your help, learning will be able to continue uninterrupted on a short-term basis.

    Hopefully this plan will never be needed.

    Thank you.

    Jim Fritz, Superintendent

    *Thank you to Perrysburg schools for providing the framework for this communication.

  • Instant Alert Notification System

    With school starting, fog delays and winter weather are not far behind.  We want to remind parents to make sure that they are up-to-date on their preferences for receiving Instant Alert notifications.  If you have changed your phone number, if you have recently eliminated a home phone, if you have changed your email address, or if you simply want to change the manner in which you receive Instant Alerts, log onto the Honeywell Instant Alert page at https://instantalert.honeywell.com.

    If you need assistance with your profile, please go to https://instantalert.honeywell.com and click on the Help Request link on the lower right hand side of the page, or contact the school at 419-877-5377.  Be sure to set your e-mail spam filter to receive e-mail from Honeywell.com.  If you do not have access to a computer, please feel free to come to the school to use our facilities.

  • Roundabout Training

    The Village of Whitehouse in coordination with the Lucas County Engineer’s Office are developing a roundabout to be constructed at the Intersection of State Route 64 and Finzel Road, North and South.

    The project consists of constructing a modern roundabout at the intersection of SR64 and Finzel Road and the realignment of Finzel Road to eliminate the existing offset intersection.  Also included is the construction of splitter islands at the approach to the roundabout, storm sewer, sidewalks/multi-use path, landscaping, lighting and other related work.

    Please Click HERE for a PDF Power Point on Driving Roundabouts. At the end of the document, there is a YouTube link for further explanation.

  • Changes to Athletic/Extracurricular Code of Conduct

    Dear Parents and Students:

    We believe that a comprehensive program of student activities is vital to the educational development of our students.  Involvement with an athletic team, extracurricular activity, and/or driving to school is a privilege and carries with it a responsibility that must be maintained.  In order to participate in one of these programs, students must assume the responsibilities that go along with the privilege of being a member of that team, group, or driving to school. The responsibilities of participation in these activities are outlined in the Anthony Wayne athletic/extracurricular code of conduct.

    The Anthony Wayne Code of Conduct Committee completed their review of the policy in June.  Within the review process, the committee surveyed coaches and parents of 7-12 grade students.  In the March parent survey, there was significant support for changes to the student violation system and the potential for a drug/alcohol testing policy.  In the follow-up survey in April, parents indicated significant support for a multi-tiered student violation system and the adoption of a random drug/alcohol policy.  With the information from the surveys and research on other codes of conduct from area schools and other similar districts in Ohio, the committee made recommendations to change the code of conduct to the Anthony Wayne Board of Education.

    The Board of Education approved these changes to the athletic/extracurricular code of conduct at the July 21, 2014, board meeting.

    The Anthony Wayne Athletic/Extracurricular Code of Conduct will have a three tiered system- Tier One (Minor violations- Consequences determined by athletic director, principal, or designee), Tier Two (Loss of 20% of regular season contests, activities, and/or driving privileges), and Tier Three (Loss of 50% of regular season contests, activities, and/or driving privileges).  Please refer to the code of conduct for further explanations on these three tiers.

    The Anthony Wayne Athletic/Extracurricular Code of Conduct will have a random drug and alcohol-testing program.  The purpose of the program is to:
    ·      provide the student participants with a tool to combat peer pressure,

    ·      provide a safe and healthy environment to all students participating in these programs,

    ·      discourage students from using drugs and alcohol,

    ·      provide students with an opportunity to become leaders in the student body for a drug-free school,

    ·      provide assistance to the student who uses drugs and alcohol,

    ·      provide the school with guidelines and disciplinary policies for violations of the drug-free policy,

    ·      encourage students who participate to be drug and alcohol free.

    Random testing shall be completed throughout the school year for those students who participate in athletic and extracurricular programs and who drive to school. Twenty percent of the population of students who participate in these programs will be tested each year.  The school district will contract with an outside vendor to complete this program.  Community donations and the high school athletic department will fund this program. Further explanation of the process to randomly test students who participate in these programs is listed in the code of conduct.

    While the primary goal of this program is to provide the participating students a tool to combat peer pressure and remain drug and alcohol free, there is the potential for students to still make mistakes in this area.  Within the policy, there is a self-referral and self-reporting tool that provides the student an opportunity to admit to using drugs and/or alcohol.  If a student uses drugs and/or alcohol and admits to doing so, the consequences will be reduced as long as the student and parent agree to counseling and additional testing.  In addition, if a student does not participate in athletics, extracurricular activities, or drives to school, a parent can voluntarily opt-in their student(s) into the random drug testing or have their student(s) tested at the next available time.

    The building administrators are in the process of setting up dates and times for meetings to discuss these changes with the students and parents.  This information will be made available in August.  The athletic/extracurricular code of conduct is available below for your review.  We hope this will assist you and encourage you to use it as a reference throughout the year.  If you have additional questions please call the Junior High (419-877-5342) or High School (419-877-0466).

    Click HERE for a PDF copy of the Anthony Wayne Athletic/Extracurricular Code of Conduct.

  • Welcome Back!

    Dear Anthony Wayne Parents and Community Members,

    On behalf of the Anthony Wayne Local Schools Board of Education, faculty, and staff, I would like to welcome everyone back for the 2014­2015 school year. Over the past three months, our administrators, teachers, secretaries, custodial staff, transportation department, food service department, and maintenance department have been working extremely hard to prepare for the upcoming school year. Their hard work and dedication will ensure high quality educational opportunities in a safe and clean environment for all of our students.

    According to Ohio Department of Education (ODE) 2013­14 preliminary testing data, Anthony Wayne Local Schools will achieve 26 out of 26 State indicators. We are estimating at this time that approximately 68% of all Anthony Wayne students scored either accelerated or advanced on the Ohio Achievement Assessments and Ohio Graduation Test respectively. In addition to this great academic data, the Class of 2014 was offered 651 monetary awards and accepted 371 scholarships and grants with a total value of over $12.4 million. Over 89% of the class of 2014’s 372 graduates will be continuing their education in over 65 different post­secondary institutions or will be entering our nation’s armed forces. I would like to thank all of the faculty, staff, administrators, parents, and community members for providing the foundation to allow our students to succeed at such high levels.

    While we appreciate the success we have experienced in the past, we face many challenges in the future. We believe that one of primary factors for academic success is positive mental health for our students. With that goal in mind, we will introduce PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports) programs within each of our buildings. Also, we will review policy and procedures to promote a positive school climate for all students. This review will include discussions on the bullying policy in the district. In addition, we will continue to expand our services for students with partnerships with outside agencies. For example, in collaboration with AWAKE and Renewed Minds, grade 5­12 parents and students will have access to a licensed counselor to provide behavioral health services. In addition to these programs and services, the district wellness committee and administration are planning several programs and instructional activities that will promote positive mental health during the school year.

    The future of the Anthony Wayne Local Schools will be a focal point for this next school year.For example, the district leadership team, comprised of administrators and staff, will utilize the Ohio Improvement Process to review and update our Continuous Improvement Plan. In an effort to plan for the future in both academic and non­academic facilities the district has selected SSOE and Stantec to facilitate the creation of a facilities master plan. This process will engage the students, parents, staff, and community to develop our future facilities plans over the next several months.

    The Board of Education, faculty, staff, and administration are excited for another great school year. We look forward to collaboratively working with all of our students, parents, and community members to have a great school year.


    Dr. Jim Fritz