Boys Track wins 2018 NWOAL Championship

posted Jun 1, 2018, 12:20 PM by Lori Manz   [ updated Jun 1, 2018, 1:00 PM ]

The boys track team prevailed in a closely contested race to claim the outright NWOAL Championship.  The team edged out Bryan and Archbold to win the title.  

Congratulations go out to the team as well as Coach Allen and members of the coaching staff.  This is the 20th boys track championship in school history.

2018 Don's Automotive Group Educator of the Year

posted May 29, 2018, 8:22 AM by Lori Manz   [ updated May 29, 2018, 8:23 AM ]

During the staff recognition breakfast on Friday, May 25th,  Mrs. Joy Hutchinson, WMS Social Studies Teacher, was awarded the 2018 Don's Automotive Group Educator of the Year.  

Joy has worked for the WEVS District as a teacher for 18 years.  She also provides student leadership as an advisor for the WMS Student Council and WMS Junior Honor Society.  

Congratulations Joy!

Summer FREE lunch program announced!

posted May 29, 2018, 8:09 AM by Lori Manz   [ updated May 29, 2018, 8:09 AM ]

WPS Preschool Program Reaffirms 5-STAR Rating

posted May 29, 2018, 8:02 AM by Lori Manz   [ updated May 29, 2018, 8:05 AM ]

The Ohio Department of Education recently evaluated the Wauseon Primary School Preschool Program as a 5 Star Program, using the Step Up To Quality system. S.U.T.Q. is Ohio’s rating system for learning and development programs. Participating programs can earn a one to five star rating.  

In addition to meeting all standards of a four-star rating, programs with five stars may also:

  • Have lower staff/child ratios.

  • Use child assessment results to plan activities that best support learning and development goals for each child.

  • Share assessment results and create goals for children.

  • Develop plans to support children as they transition to a new classroom or educational setting.

  • Work with other organizations or businesses within the community to support children and their families.

  • Have an active and organized parent volunteer group.

  • Use input from families and community partners’ inform the program’s continuous improvement process.

  • Have accreditation by an approved organization.  

“I am proud of the effort of our preschool staff members that was necessary to renew this 5 star educational preschool rating.” stated Wauseon Superintendent Larry C. Brown. He went on to say, “I would like to personally thank Mr. Young for the leadership he provided in documenting all of the educational / training requirements necessary for this high SUTQ rating.”

Mr. Brown also shared, “We are very fortunate to host this shared program with Fulton County’s Head Start Program at our Primary Building. Many community members do not realize that we are responsible for the special education needs of our students once they reach age 3. This setting is one of the best options for the families in our community where they can learn together with typically developing preschoolers.”

We know that children have approximately 1,892 days from birth until school starts, and every day matters. It is important to us that children develop their self-confidence, social and emotional skills, and a love of learning. Research confirms that the first five years of a child’s life has a direct impact on how children develop emotional well-being, in addition to, learning and social skills.  For these reasons, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Ohio Department of Education are committed to improving early childhood opportunities for all children in the state.

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A Capella Choir earns Superior Rating

posted May 14, 2018, 9:00 AM by Lori Manz   [ updated May 29, 2018, 8:05 AM ]

Way to go A Capella Choir - Superior rating!

The Wauseon A Capella Choir participated in the OMEA - Ohio NW Region OMEA State Choir Adjudicated Event on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Van Buren High School. They competed in the more difficult Class A category and received a Superior rating overall, the highest rating that can be received at the State level! It has been a number of years since a choir at Wauseon has received a Superior rating at this level.

Congratulations to the Wauseon A Capella Choir and director James Vaughn on accomplishing this outstanding achievement!

You are invited!

posted May 1, 2018, 8:23 AM by Lori Manz   [ updated May 1, 2018, 8:23 AM ]

Softball wins the NWOAL Championship!

posted Apr 27, 2018, 7:57 AM by Lori Manz   [ updated Apr 27, 2018, 7:57 AM ]

The WHS softball team defeated Bryan 2-1 in extra innings to claim the outright NWOAL Championship.  The win pushes the team's record to 9-1 on the season and 6-0 in the NWOAL with one league game remaining (April 30 @ Archbold).

Congratulations go out to the team as well as Coach Croninger and members of her coaching staff.  This is the first softball league title for Wauseon since 2009 and is the 8th softball championship in school history.

Vote for Wauseon Educator of the Year!

posted Apr 27, 2018, 7:50 AM by Lori Manz   [ updated Apr 27, 2018, 7:51 AM ]

Want to recognize a teacher who has had a positive impact on you?

Don's Automotive Group, LLC. is once again sponsoring the "Wauseon Educator of the Year". Anyone can fill out a nomination form including:

Parents • Students • Staff members

Simply click on the link at the bottom for the form to nominate someone (this includes teachers, counselors, and administrators) and place it in one of the boxes located at the following facilities :

Wauseon Primary School
Wauseon Elementary School
Wauseon Middle School
Wauseon High School
Don’s Automotive Group

The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 11, 2018. Items to consider when making a nomination:

• Special classroom skills and support
• Additional community services
• Is always an outstanding role model
• Unique teaching techniques that have had extraordinary effects on students

Principal Friess Elected as Future OASSA President

posted Apr 6, 2018, 9:19 AM by Lori Manz   [ updated Apr 6, 2018, 11:11 AM ]

Mr. Joe Friess, Wauseon Middle School Principal, has been elected to serve as the 2019-2020 President of the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators. Mr. Friess will continue to serve full time in his role as WMS principal while offering extra time to serve in three different OASSA capacities in the next three years. In 2018-2019, he will serve on the OASSA Board of Directors as the President Elect. The pinnacle of activity will occur during the 2019-2020 school year when he serves as president of the organization. Then in 2020-2021, he will conclude his official elected duties as the Past President. Joe has served as the lone Middle School Principal Representative at Large on the Board of Directors since the fall of 2013.


Mr. Friess completed his Bachelor's Degree from Bowling Green State University. Additionally, he received his Master of Education and Doctor of Education from the University of Toledo. While members of the Wauseon Administrative Team sometimes address him as Dr. Friess, he personally prefers Mr. Friess. He started his tenure as the Wauseon Middle School Principal in August of 2002. Since then, Wauseon Middle School has been recognized once by the Ohio Department of Education as a School of Promise and twice as a High Performing School of Honor.


Mr. Friess will serve his leadership organization with the mindset to meet the mission and goals of the OASSA which include: OASSA is dedicated to the advocacy and welfare of its members. Our mission is to provide high standards of leadership through consultation and professional development, political astuteness, legislative influence, positive public relations, curricular initiatives, and collaboration with related organizations.


Information contributed by the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators

Vaccination Clinics

posted Apr 4, 2018, 12:52 PM by Wevs WebPhotos   [ updated Apr 4, 2018, 12:53 PM ]

The Fulton County Health Department has provided the following information to our district regarding  special vaccination clinics for students that will be in the following grades for the upcoming 2018-19 school year:

Kindergarten      6th Grade               12th Grade

BY APPOINTMENT from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. on the following dates:

Thursday, April 26th
Thursday, May 10th

If you have insurance and your physician gives immunizations, your child can be vaccinated while getting their school physical.  

If you do not have a physician or if your doctor doesn't give immunizations, we are happy to serve you at the Health Department.

When you call for your appointment, you will be asked to provide your insurance information.  It is important that you call your insurance plan ahead of time to find out if immunizations are covered.  Knowing about your coverage will help us to determine the most affordable options for you to get your child vaccinated.

If you do not have insurance, you can still get affordable immunizations at the Health Department.

We highly recommend getting vaccinated early....avoid the long waits and crowded clinics in August!  

Call 419.337.0915 for an appointment soon!

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