Jim “Basketball” Jones Anti-Bullying School Assembly
The Anthony Wayne Local School District understands the importance of providing a positive environment for our students. It is also understood that in order to do that we need to work to create schools that students feel are safe and bully-free. This is always a focus for the District and something that is taken very seriously. Throughout the month of September, each building has worked to educate the students on the negative impact of bullying and cyberbullying. This has been done through, classroom presentations, counseling lessons, and other activities. In order to continue to focus on the topic of anti-bullying, all three primary schools in the District were visited on September 28, by Jim “Basketball” Jones. He also presented for all families from the three primaries during the evening on September 28th at Monclova Primary. He was entertaining and engaging to the students and families while delivering a very important message.
Jim “Basketball” Jones anti-bullying school assembly focuses on caring for other students by “applying kindness”. He explains about being an “Upstander” which requires awareness, understanding and a commitment to have each other’s backs. In his presentation, he encourages students to look for the good in others and to treat people the way they want others to treat them. He also goes one step further by encouraging students to understand and accept the differences in others, so we can treat others the way they want to be treated.
The hope of the District is that with the work that has been done this month and the focus on anti-bullying that will continue throughout the year that all students will recognize the importance of working together to provide a safe and bully-free environment.
Sanjay Jinka Named National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalist
Anthony Wayne High School senior, Sanjay Jinka has been named a National Merit Scholar semi-finalist.
Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring.
To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalist must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing, and about half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.
About 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship qualifying test which served as an initial screen of program entrants.
The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. The number of semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.
To become a Finalist, the Semifinalist and his or her high school must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the Semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. A Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.
From the approximately 16,000 semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the finalist level, and in February they will be notified of this designation. All National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from this group of finalists.
Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference.
National Merit Scholarship winners of 2017 will be announced in four nationwide news releases in April and concluding in July. These scholarship recipients will join more than 323,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the “Merit Scholar” title.
Bond Issue 2016
Secure our Future-
Enhanced Student Learning Through
Improved School Environments!
The Anthony Wayne Local School District has placed a bond issue (Issue #14) on the November 8th ballot. For less than 25 cents per day (per $100K of home value), the Anthony Wayne students will receive:
- Improved Safety and Security in All School Buildings
- Improved Vehicular Traffic and Safety at All School Buildings
- Replacement of Whitehouse Primary
- Improved Quality of All School Buildings through General Maintenance
- Added Classroom Spaces to All School Buildings
The District has added more than 1,000 students since the last time it built a new school building (1996- Waterville Primary). Due to this growth and the importance of maintaining its school facilities, we must update the buildings within the District for our current and future Generals!
*AW will still have the lowest school taxes per $100K of home value in Lucas County with the approval of this bond issue.
Anthony Wayne Schools Releases Quality Profile
A successful school district places a high degree of importance on ensuring that all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential inside and outside of the classroom. This type of education goes far beyond what is measured by the report cards issued by the Ohio Department of Education, which focus primarily on the results of standardized tests given to students in certain grades. The purpose of the Quality Profile is to provide “the rest of the story,” giving the Anthony Wayne community a full and transparent report on how our schools are performing in the areas that matter most to our community.
Anthony Wayne Local Schools is proud to share our 2015-16 Quality Profile.