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.
Information Concerning PALs Organization
As you may have seen through the media, a story has been shown about the Parents-At-Large (PALS) group. This group is a parent organization that worked with Fallen Timbers Middle School and Anthony Wayne Junior High. Due to the content in the story, the District has received questions about the parent organization and its knowledge of the situation. I would like to address these questions by sharing that even though the organization was a partner with the schools, the District is not accountable for its finances or accounts. The District was made aware that there were discrepancies within the organization’s finances from the last school year. The District advised the PALS organization to share this concern with the Whitehouse Police Department. The legal investigation found that an individual spent funds and there were no receipts for these expenditures. Through the legal process, the individual responsible was required to make and has made full restitution to the PALS organization. This situation was presented at the last PALS meeting on January 21.
During the January meeting, the PALS organization decided through a vote to disband the group in an effort to reorganize parent involvement and tailor it to each building. The organization decided to equally split and donate the money the organization had between Fallen Timbers Middle School and Anthony Wayne Junior High. Each school in the District has received great support from their parent organizations and are incredibly thankful for all the volunteers within each. Their support assists the District in enhancing the educational experiences it is able to offer the students of Anthony Wayne.
AW Individual Input on the New Varsity Football Coach
The Anthony Wayne administration has received several requests from several individuals from the public to be on the initial interview committee. While we appreciate the input, we can’t accommodate all of these requests. Therefore, in an effort to allow for individual input into the desired strengths of the next coach, we are asking for you to share your thoughts on what you believe should be the strengths we should be looking for in the process of hiring this position. We will use the information provided to help develop a list of characteristics that will be utilized during the hiring process. You can access the survey through the following website address:
Spirit of Giving Spaghetti Dinner
Teachers and staff in the Anthony Wayne School District founded an organization in 2008, coined “Anthony Wayne Sprit of Giving (AWSG),” to help struggling families in the Anthony Wayne Community. The main goal of this organization is to raise funds from individual donations to lessen the financial burden these families are facing as a result of extreme medical expenses. As a non-profit 501-c3 organization, we have been able to support these families through fundraisers that have given us the ability to provide supports such as: moving services, housecleaning, lawn mowing, Christmas presents, babysitting services, and food donations. Over the years, because of the communities support, we have been able to provide assistance to over 20 families in the Anthony Wayne district.
Our largest fundraiser will be held on February 19, 2016, which is a spaghetti dinner during the same time as the AW vs. Southview boys basketball game. The dinner includes spaghetti (meat and meatless sauce), salad, roll and dessert. Moreover, the dinner will have a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction in the Anthony Wayne High School cafeteria from 4:30-8pm. Tickets are $5 at the door, dine in, carry out, or drive thru is available just follow the posted signs.
Waterville Primary Hosts Induction Ceremony
Waterville Primary recently hosted the dual induction ceremonies for the Mayor of Waterville, 3 City Council Members, and our newly elected Student Council Members. All of our students, staff, the Waterville City Council Members, City of Waterville Administrators, the Honorable Judge James Knepp, II, and many community members, were in attendance to participate in this firsthand example of democracy and leadership.
January Superintendent's Newsletter
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