Solar Eclipse 2017

posted Aug 18, 2017, 10:38 AM by Lori Manz   [ updated Aug 18, 2017, 11:52 AM ]

Wauseon Schools will be in normal session on Monday, August 21, 2017. This is the day of the solar eclipse that will travel through most of the United States. There will be a variety of activities in our four schools related to the event to include internet based viewing and indirect viewing. Each administrator has a plan for the activities in their buildings. They have also approved some short term direct viewing experiences with all necessary eye safety precautions in place on Monday.

Our district will dismiss our students at the regular times on Monday. Parents of walking/bike riding students are encouraged to remind their children not to look directly at the late phases of the eclipse on the way home. It is not possible to safely walk or ride a bike wearing the ISO 12312-2 approved eye protection.

Across the country, schools are handling the eclipse with a variety of responses ranging from all-school outdoor viewing events to cancellation of schools. We care about the safety of our students and therefore, there has been and there will continue to be discussions related to safe viewing throughout the day on Monday. If you have any questions or concerns about your student, please contact your child’s school for specifics about the day’s activities.

Welcome Back to School!

posted Aug 16, 2017, 1:54 PM by Lori Manz   [ updated Aug 16, 2017, 1:54 PM ]

The board of education, administration, teachers and all of our support staff welcome our students back to the school this year. We strive to provide the best education for your students. One of the keys to providing that educational support is communication. The district has taken several steps to add additional communication tools, however, there are times when we still do not reach everyone with all of the information you may need. Please contact your child’s teacher or school with any questions you may have this year.

Hole in One for CJ Moser

posted Aug 9, 2017, 1:12 PM by Lori Manz   [ updated Aug 9, 2017, 1:12 PM ]

Wauseon High School Senior CJ Moser recorded a hole-in-one at the golf team’s opening match of the season on Monday, August 7.  

The team was competing in the Defiance Bulldog Invitational at Eagle Rock Golf Club in Defiance.  CJ aced Hole #3 (130 yards) with a pitching wedge. Congrats to CJ!

Returning Student Registration Open

posted Aug 3, 2017, 8:29 AM by Lori Manz   [ updated Aug 3, 2017, 8:30 AM ]

2017-18 school year registration for returning students opened on August 1st.  This is the same process as last school year and replaces paper forms previously used by our district.  Please follow the instructions found in the mailing you received from your child's school and access via the Power School Parent Portal.   

It is very important you the complete this process by Wednesday, AUGUST 9th and provide the most updated information for your child.  As the acceptable use approval is included in the online registration, students in grades 1-5 will not be able to use a Chromebook until this is completed and students in grades 6-12 will not be issued a Chromebook until this is completed.

Families of incoming Kindergarten students do not need to complete this online enrollment as it was completed during Kindergarten registration this past spring.  


Wauseon Schools receives HC3 Coalition Champion award

posted Jun 15, 2017, 6:52 AM by Lori Manz   [ updated Jun 15, 2017, 7:06 AM ]


The Wauseon Exempted Village School District recently received recognition as an HC3 (Healthy Choices Caring Community) Coalition Champion for the 2016-2017 Year. This award represents the collaboration between the agency and WEVS. Specifically, the HC3 organization has an active Youth Advisory Council made up of students from Wauseon High School and other area schools.

More information about YAC is available on their website at


The school district appreciates this recognition and looks forward to working together to improve the lives of our youth in Fulton County.





Carol Wilson is named 2017 Don's Auto Group Educator of the Year

posted May 26, 2017, 8:06 AM by Lori Manz   [ updated Jun 15, 2017, 7:06 AM ]

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Mrs. Carol Wilson, a WPS Teacher, was recently selected as the Don’s Automotive Group Wauseon Educator of the Year for 2017. Carol’s selection was announced at the district’s end of the school year staff recognition ceremony.  She will receive a monetary gift and the district will receive a $500 donation to be used towards a specific project at WPS.

Mrs. Wilson has served the students of Wauseon Exempted Village Schools for 33 years. She is currently a WPS Teacher for a First Grade Classroom.

Carol is pictured above with Mr. Dave Storrer (left), Direct Sales and Educational Programs at Don’s Automotive Group, LLC. and Mr. Don Hayati (right), Owner.

Carol clearly represents the attributes that were considered in nomination process, which include:

Special classroom skills and support

• Additional community services

• Is always an outstanding role model

• Unique teaching techniques that have had extraordinary effects on students

Thanks to Don Hayati and his company for their sponsorship of this instructional excellence celebration. The district would also like to thank the many students, parents and community members who nominated other staff members for the 2017 award. Please look for nomination forms next spring for the 2018 Educator of the Year.

School Supply lists for 2017-18

posted May 9, 2017, 8:13 AM by Lori Manz   [ updated Jun 15, 2017, 7:07 AM ]

Are you tired of looking for a yellow, plastic pocket folder with tabs for non-spiraled notebook paper that is 3 hole punched in August of each year? 

As a district administrative team we recognized that our school supply lists were a difficult challenge to fill both financially and logistically. The district has completed the process of redeveloping a school supply list for Grades K-8 that fits entirely on one sheet of paper. Instead of 15 to 20 items on each grade level’s list, our parents and guardians will be expected to purchase between 4 and 8 items depending of the grade level starting in August 2017. The district will provide many of the instructional support supplies by purchasing them in bulk and reusing them when possible in subsequent years. 

Will this cause my school fees to increase at the start of next year? 

The answer is no. During the board meeting on May 8th, the Wauseon Board of Education approved the workbook and school supply fees at $25 for each student in Grades K-8 for the 2017-2018 school year.

Wauseon Transportation Department Hosts the Northwest Ohio Regional ROAD-E-O

posted Apr 26, 2017, 6:13 AM by Lori Manz   [ updated Jun 15, 2017, 7:07 AM ]

On Saturday, April 22nd, the Wauseon Transportation Department, under the supervision of Pam Waugh, hosted the Northwest Regional Bus and Bus Safety ROAD-E-O on the site of our elementary / middle school.

The purpose of the ROAD-E-O is to develop an organizational plan which makes the Ohio School Bus Driver Safety ROAD-E-O available to all school bus drivers for the promotion of safety, professionalism and recognition through the cooperative effort of school districts, Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE), Ohio Association for Pupil Transportation (OAPT), Ohio Department of Education (ODE), Ohio Education Association (OEA) and the Ohio School Bus Mechanics Association (OSBMA).

The Regional ROAD-E-O’s are held the third Saturday in April with the State competition to follow the first Saturday in May. The top six driver’s from each region move on to the State level.

Over 40 drivers from 10 different school districts participated in this event. There were many volunteers and local donations for this event including members of the Wauseon Middle School Junior National Honor Society. Ms. Waugh was pleased to announce that over $1000 was donated to the Wauseon Elementary School Food Pantry from the proceeds of the ROAD-E-O auction.


Follow us on social media

posted Mar 31, 2017, 12:05 PM by Lori Manz   [ updated Jun 15, 2017, 7:07 AM ]

Starting today, 3/31/2017, our board office implemented a social media informational plan to enhance the communication beyond our website.  

There are dozens of social media sites that have been established that may appear to be our official sites, however, they were not initiated or monitored by our schools. Please refer only to these three official sites and our current athletic social media site for official communication from our school district.

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As with most official school districts social media accounts, these sites are informational only and are not intended for two way communication or blog based interactions. In addition, we do not monitor sites that have retweets or reposts from our official posts. If community members have direct questions about our posts or other district information, we ask that they communicate with us by contacting the teacher, principal, coach, supervisor or our Board of Education office through phone or email.

Our district personnel will determine what information will be distributed through these sites and our webpage. While we understand that community organizations and groups would like to have our assistance with publicizing events and activities, our district communication will be limited to posts and tweets of internal information only.

Conner Hicks and Taylor Molina represent WHS at art show

posted Mar 29, 2017, 8:46 AM by Lori Manz   [ updated Jun 15, 2017, 7:08 AM ]

The Black Swamp Arts Council announced the winners of this year's High School Invitational Art Show at their Awards night ceremony held on Thursday, February 23.  The Art Show, held in the atrium of Northwest State Community College from February 13-23, featured 100 original pieces of art from students in ten area schools including, Archbold, Ayersville, Bryan, Evergreen, Hilltop, Montpelier, Pettisville, Pike-Delta-York, Stryker and Wauseon.    

                                                                         Outstanding Photography -  “Hive Tranquility” by Conner Hicks – Wauseon

Judges for this year’s show were: Barbara Miner, Professor and Chair in the Department of Art at the University of Toledo, Roberta Gedert Redfern, Visual Arts Writer for the Toledo Blade, and Eric Duepen, professional artist and art instructor.  Ms. Miner reflected, “I was struck by the breadth of materials and subject matter students tackled.  I was also excited by the new technology and the “old school”, reliable techniques demonstrated in the artwork. It is this kind of innovative and trans-media approach to problem solving evident in their work, that will set these students up for success in their future endeavors”.  The other judges agreed and Ms. Redfern added, “The talent across the board was apparent, and choosing the Best of Show and the other award winners was a difficult job”.  

This is the 10th year for the art show at Northwest State Community College.  Dr. Tom Stuckey, president at the college stated, “On behalf of the students, staff and faculty at Northwest State Community College, we appreciate the opportunity to host an exhibit featuring talented northwest Ohio high school art students.  The college community looks forward to this event each spring”.

Honorable Mention - “Two Souls Intertwined” by Taylor Molina - Wauseon

The Black Swamp Arts Council is a non-profit organization founded in 2000 dedicated to bringing arts opportunities to rural NW Ohio.  For more information on Black Swamp programs and classes, go to .

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