Anthony Wayne Local Schools 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.
Anthony Wayne Junior High School
Anthony Wayne Junior High students are guided by the mottos AWJH P.R.I.D.E. (Personal Responsibility In Developing Excellence) and our Character Development motto of "JBN" (Just Be Nice). At AWJH, we want our students to take pride in their educational development and growth as life-long learners.
On Tuesday, December 19, 2013, Anthony Wayne Junior High held its annual school spelling bee in the media center. Students competed for six spots in the upcoming Lucas County Area Spelling Bee. The six winners were Samuel Conklin, Taylor Kristufek, Hans Rudolph, James Metzger, Brock Wertzbaugher, and Sarah Pohlman- Beshuk (pictured from left to right).
Each of these six winners will compete against other Lucas County schools on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at the Maumee Indoor Theatre starting at 7:00 P.M. The students and staff of Anthony Wayne Junior High wish these students the best of luck at the competition. Go Generals!
All FCCLA Star Event Competitors Qualify to go to State!!
Saturday, Feb. 22nd 2014 was the culmination of a very stressful FCCLA STAR event competition preparation "season". With the 11 school closures, students' research and rehearsal time was effectively cut in half. Most of the members stayed long hours after school, came in before school, worked during many lunches, even had all afternoon working sessions at Way Public Library on President's Day weekend to be fully prepared for this first step of a National competition.
Their hard work really paid off big! All eight that competed earned the right to compete again at FCCLA State Leadership Conference April 24-25
If you know any of these students, please be sure to congratulate them on their achievement, and wish them good luck at the State level of competition!
Sarah Pohlman-Beshuk - Career Investigation
Morgan Bowers - Sports Nutrition
Jacob Lyons - Food Innovations
Alison Ruf - Life Event Planning
Audrey Voogd - Recycle & Redesign
Johnathon Yunker - Entrepreneurship
Sanjay Jinka & Justyn Bobinski (they are in 9th grade, but still qualify to compete in the "Junior Division") Environmental Ambassador
The last group who competed is Deniz & Mustafa Ilgin with their "on-line" project, No Kid Hungry. Their project was submitted directly to the National Level of competition on February 1st, and we will not know if they qualified to attend the National Convention until March 15th, so keep your fingers crossed for them!
FCCLA stands for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America and is the largest national student organization with the concerns of families as it's central mission. STAR Events stands for Students Taking Action with Recognition.
AWJH Teacher Presents at NWO STEM Symposium
On November 2, AWJH teacher Stephanie Buckenmeyer presented at the NWO STEM Symposium at Bowling Green State University. The presentation created by Stephanie and Lori Williams (who was unable to be in attendance at the symposium due to the Girls Varsity Soccer Regional game that same day) and was titled: Empowered by Google: Statistics in Real Time. This presentation outlined a statistics project that has been utilized in the 8th grade at AWJH for three years. This project has students collect running times, analyze the data, and graph the information in a variety of methods. Finally, students are required to make predictions and decide on the best method of display for the information. This entire project is done on the computers via Google Spreadsheets; using the computers allows students to work collaboratively in real time, as well as explore the capabilities of the software. With the aid of technology, students have more time to analyze the data.
AWJH Constitution Day Design Winners
On a remarkable day in history, thirty nine delegates etched their signatures, forever ensuring the basic freedoms we celebrate today. Just four years following the signing of the Treaty of Paris, colonial leaders found themselves locked in another epic struggle, protecting the rights of newly freed Americans and replacing the heavily flawed Articles of Confederation.
Drafting a new government model caused significant issues between two emerging political parties, the Federalists and Antifederalists. Sharing their views and beliefs for a new post-war America, the country's leading delegates were able to draft a new resolution, a resolution that laid the foundation for principles including check and balances, limited powers, representative democracy, popular sovereignty, separation of powers, and the concept of shared powers, also known as federalism.
Each year on September 17, students across the country celebrate the signing of the Constitution in Philadelphia. Students were asked to design a patriotic poster that incorporated team work, influential amendments, and the enduring American dream. The top five drawings from each class are being submitted to the national competition in Washington D.C.. These pictured students were chosen by staff members as the AWJH Constitution Day design winners.
AWJH winners left to right: Ashley Wise 3rd Place, Emily Ray 1st Place, Ariel Tonkel 2nd Place.
Congratulations once again on an outstanding job of representing your school, community, and country.