Calamity Day Update as of 11-14-2017

posted Nov 20, 2017, 7:48 AM by Lori Manz

Reminiscing about Kramer......

posted Nov 9, 2017, 12:33 PM by Lori Manz   [ updated Nov 9, 2017, 12:34 PM ]

Remembering Kramer through a video made my Principal Friess......Kramer

WPS student Bethani Tibbs enjoys success in martial arts

posted Oct 31, 2017, 8:13 AM by Lori Manz   [ updated Oct 31, 2017, 9:18 AM ]

Earlier this year, Bethani won the Ohio State Karate Championship, earning her a chance to compete in the Elite World Championships, International Martial Arts Festival at Walt Disney World this October.  




We are also pleased to share that Bethani placed 2nd in the championship, while also placing 2nd in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


Great job Bethani!

WEVS offers thanks to the Rotary Club!

posted Sep 28, 2017, 6:22 AM by Lori Manz   [ updated Sep 28, 2017, 12:03 PM ]

Wauseon Rotary opens Indian Hills Trails for the Fulton County Cross Country Invitational

Wauseon Exempted Village Schools extends a well-deserved thank you to the Wauseon Rotary Club and all of the participants involved in the Indian Hills Trails Project. This is a significant improvement for our Cross Country Program as it provides an outstanding venue for cross country meets and practices for our Varsity Girls’ and Boys’ Teams along with our Wauseon Middle School Teams.

On Tuesday, September 26, Wauseon High School hosted the inaugural Fulton County Cross Country Invitational at Homecoming Park.  A portion of the cross country course utilized the recently developed Indian Hills Trails.  Indian Hills Trails is one of the latest community projects from the Wauseon Rotary.  Their time, efforts, and financial contributions have made Indian Hills Trails a wonderful venue for the citizens of Wauseon to enjoy.

High School Cross Country teams from Archbold, Delta, Evergreen, Pettisville, and Wauseon competed at the meet.  There was also a 2-mile “Fun Run” open to any person of any age following the HS races. This provided community members a chance to experience the trails as part of a run.

The schedule of events for the Invitational was as follows:

4:45 – Rotary ribbon cutting at the entrance to the trails

5:00 – HS Girls Cross Country race

5:30 – HS Boys Cross Country race

6:00 – Open 2 mile fun run

Parking Guidelines for future cross country meets - Parking off of Lawrence Avenue will be limited to those who have been provided parking passes or those people who have a handicapped placard. Nearby businesses have been gracious enough to permit event parking for events.  Parking may occur at Sara’s Garden, New Horizons Academy, Wauseon Rollercade, and Joe Newlove’s Store Ports facility. If parking in the nearby neighborhoods, please be sure to respect peoples' property.

Below is a copy of the press release from the Wauseon Rotary:

September 25th, 2017 (WAUSEON, OH) The Wauseon Rotary Club will be hosting a ribbon cutting as they officially open up their newest project “Indian Hill Trails” to the Wauseon Community on Tuesday, September 26th at approximately 4:45pm. The ribbon cutting will precede the Inaugural Fulton County Cross Country Invitational which will start at 5:00 p.m., and feature teams from Wauseon, Archbold, Pettisville, Delta, and Evergreen.

“We are excited to be able to officially open up the trails to the community right before the start of this unique and important cross country meet hosted by the Wauseon Cross Country team,” notes Rotarian and Project Chair Tom McWatters.  “From the very beginning, one of our goals was to ensure that the perimeter paths could be used by Wauseon’s cross country team to host home meets at Homecoming Park”. The cross country team, particularly coaches Joe Allen and Tom Vernot, have been important partners with the Rotary Club in the design and construction of the initial perimeter trails, notes McWatters. The cross country team has already hosted one meet at Homecoming Park, featuring the new trails, this fall, and will host a fourth meet in October – the NWOAL league meet involving eight teams.   


The trails, located adjacent to Homecoming Park in Wauseon, will feature passive walking routes through undisturbed wooded wilderness in the area commonly known as Indian Hill.  The initial perimeter trails consist of a .43 mile path in the north woods (12 acres), and a .70 mile trail in the south woods (19 acres).  The two paths are connected by a 60 foot wide corridor .10 miles long. The locally well-known “Indian Hill” itself is located in the south woods, which is also said to house Fulton County’s largest Buckeye tree. Upon completion, these trails will be open to the public.

McWatters notes that there are several phases of the project with the first phase nearly complete with tree removal, initial perimeter path creation, and some basic wetland/water management. The following phases of the project will continue through the remainder of the year and subsequent years which include continued removal of trees, additional path work, wetland management, attention to historical, botanical, and wildlife aspects of the woods, and aesthetics with benches and signs. “We hope this is something that our community, surrounding communities and visitors will enjoy.”

This project is just one of many significant projects that the Wauseon Rotary Club has contributed to the Wauseon Community throughout the years. Other projects, such as the Dorothy Biddle Park Sports Complex, Rotary Pond and Shelter House, Homecoming Park and Legion Pavilion have been supported by Wauseon Rotarians and the community through their Annual Auction, which will be held on October 29th, 2017 at Spangler Arena at the Fulton County Fairgrounds. The club also serves to financially support the eradication of Polio worldwide through the Polio Plus program, as well as many other programs.

The Wauseon Athletic Department and the Wauseon Cross Country teams would like to thank the Wauseon Rotary for their contributions to our community and providing our runners an outstanding venue to compete in Wauseon.

Here is a time-lapse video of the trails in the north woods:

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Calamity Day update as of 9-15-17

posted Sep 15, 2017, 11:29 AM by Lori Manz   [ updated Sep 15, 2017, 11:30 AM ]

The Ohio Revised Code changed in 2014 with respect to calamity days. The change was from 5 days with no accounting for delay days to minimum hours in a school year. The school calendar for this year, which was board approved last spring, exceeds the minimum hours for Grade K-5 (910) and 6-12 (1001). The calendar has an allowance for 45 hours of missed “school hours”. School hours are calculated as the time Wauseon Schools are open for instruction with pupils in attendance, including scheduled classes, supervised activities, and approved education options but excluding meal times and extracurricular activities. For details on how time will be made up, please click on the 2017-2018 calendar link on the main page of the Wauseon Website.

As in the past, the district will use multiple means to announce closings and delays. They include:

This service can provide instant messages, emails and phone calls to locations of your choice.  While you can control the settings, there are limits to the type and number of contacts. Please update your phone numbers in the system as soon as you have phone number changes. Spanish delay and closing announcements are included in the phone calls only.

This is our first contact for cancellations. They do an excellent job with updates and repeated announcements. This FM station serves the Fulton County Area.

Their electronic service is often instantaneous. Thanks to this Toledo Television Station.

Their electronic service is often instantaneous. Thanks to this Toledo Television Station.

WHS sponsors new $5000 scholarship for medical school costs for Wauseon Grads

posted Sep 8, 2017, 11:16 AM by Lori Manz   [ updated Sep 8, 2017, 11:16 AM ]

An anonymous donor has provided the entire funding for a $5000 one-time scholarship for Wauseon High School graduates who are accepted / enrolled in a medical doctoral program. This scholarship may also be offered in future years through an additional donation. Most of the advertisement for our scholarships is achieved through direct announcements at our high school. Since our upcoming graduates would not meet selection criteria #2 below, we are requesting the assistance of community members to share this information with possible qualifying candidates or their families.

Additional Scholarship Information

PURPOSE: To award one (1) non-renewable scholarship to a Wauseon High School graduate who has been accepted to a medical college or university.


USE OF SCHOLARSHIP: Upon presentation of a paid/partially paid tuition bill for the first semester of the medical school to the Treasurer of the Wauseon Exempted Village School District, the scholarship money will be paid directly to the scholarship recipient and is to be used to pay a part of his/her college expenses.


1. Must be a Wauseon High School graduate

2. Must be accepted at and planning to attend a medical college or university to receive a medical doctorate degree.

3. Must submit a 250 word essay detailing your future goals.

4. Previous awardees of this specific scholarship may not apply for an additional award.

SELECTION METHOD: Eligible students may compete for this scholarship by completing an application form by April 1, 2018. The application will be evaluated and the recipient chosen by a committee consisting of the principal, guidance counselor, and three other members appointed by the principal.


The award shall be presented at the Wauseon Exempted Village School Scholarship awards night in May.

WEVS receives highest possible rating of Meets Requirements for 2017 ODE Special Education Report

posted Sep 8, 2017, 10:40 AM by Lori Manz   [ updated Sep 8, 2017, 11:17 AM ]

Every year, our district receives a rating on the performance of our special education program. Last year, it was renamed as Special Education Rating. The Ohio Department of Education uses final special education data that our district submits through the Education Management Information System (EMIS). This data results in one of four ratings — Meets Requirements, Needs Assistance, Needs Intervention or Needs Substantial Intervention.

Wauseon’s 2017 Special Education Rating is Meets Requirements based on the data our district submitted through EMIS for the 2015-2016 school year.

The 2017 rating assessed our performance on the following compliance measures.

·        Disproportionality in discipline rates (Indicator 4b);

·        Disproportionality in special education (Indicator 9);

·        Disproportionality in specific disability categories (Indicator 10);

·        Initial evaluation timelines (Indicator 11);

·        Early childhood transition (Indicator 12);

·        Secondary transition planning (Indicator 13);

·        Timely correction of noncompliance;

·        Submission of valid, reliable and timely data; and

·        IDEA audit findings.

Congratulations to our staff and students for this rating of high compliance and achievement.

Information and data provided by: Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children

Students of the Week!

posted Sep 7, 2017, 8:13 AM by Lori Manz   [ updated Sep 8, 2017, 11:17 AM ]

Congratulations to the following students for being chosen Student of the Week!


Joshua Minehart

Joshua was nominated for continually showing initiative, offering to help others, and for being a kind friend. He was nominated by Mrs. Theresa Vietmeier, WES Principal. He is pictured to the left with Mrs. V and his teacher, Mrs. Tiffany Wachtman.


Mitchell Neuenschwander

Mitchell was nominated for his help with students in Band. He is pictured to the right with his nominating teacher, Ms. Amanda Aniolowski.

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.

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