Veterans invited!

posted Nov 9, 2018, 7:37 AM by Lori Manz   [ updated Nov 9, 2018, 7:38 AM ]

We cordially invite all veterans to our Veterans Day programs!

Monday, November 12th at 8:30 a.m.

Monday, November 12th at 10:00 a.m.

Monday, November 12th at 2:00 p.m.

Thank you!!

posted Nov 7, 2018, 9:12 AM by Lori Manz   [ updated Nov 7, 2018, 9:13 AM ]

On behalf of the Wauseon Board of Education, we would like to thank the entire Wauseon School Community for their support of the 3.99 Mill, 8 Year Renewal Levy for our schools.

We were especially pleased to see that the emergency levy renewal passed in each of the 9 precincts for the Wauseon Exempted Village Schools. This straight renewal levy assessment does not raise the total dollar amount collected from taxes. It will permit us to continue the educational programming that we have offered to our students in recent years.

Olivia Clark to dance in Macy's parade!

posted Nov 7, 2018, 7:13 AM by Lori Manz   [ updated Nov 7, 2018, 7:13 AM ]

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will get a boost this year from an aspiring local talent.

Olivia Clark, a sophomore at Wauseon High School, has been selected to be one of only seven dancers appearing with Macy’s Great American Marching Band (MGAMB) in the holiday parade in New York City. She was notified of the prestigious honor in July after applying and submitting an audition tape. The dancers will perform to the Aretha Franklin hits “Respect” and “Think.”

Currently a member of the WHS marching band and theater troupe, 15-year-old Olivia said she’s fired up about the opportunity, and hopes it will be a springboard for her dream career as a professional dancer.

“I’m very excited. I’m ready to take this on,” she said.

Now in her 13th year of dancing, Olivia has been steeped in the art form since first taking the floor at age two at In Step Dance Center in Columbus. She won her first competition there at six before moving on to Kim Hohman’s Danceworks in Van Wert, then to Dance Expressions in Maumee after her family moved to Wauseon.

Olivia danced at Disney World the summer before entering high school, and is currently with the Toledo Ballet, following a tough 1 1/2-hour placement audition that won her an upper level position. Last year, she performed in the ballet’s annual production of “The Nutcracker.”

Dancing and musical theater are in her blood. Her father, Don Clark, is the WHS band director; her mother, Jamie Clark, is the Color Guard director for the Falcon Marching Band at Bowling Green State University. Olivia said over the years she’s watched some of her mother’s former students perform in the Macy’s parade.

The audition tape for a spot with MGAMB was demanding. Olivia had to dance to hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, and jazz music, then demonstrate marching to a specific tempo, all in a three- to five-minute video that was posted to YouTube.

“I was so nervous. It was one of those things where I couldn’t mess up, and I wanted to get everything right,” she said.

She did three takes of each performance, and, with help from her father, combined the best to create the video.

Kelly Schlegel, MGAMB event chair, said being chosen for the dance team is no small feat. “Anybody who tries out has to be the top of the top,” she said. “The people we have reviewing them are very advanced in the field, and very picky concerning what they’re looking for.”

A professional dancer makes the final selections after reviewing audition tapes. While the dance team can hold up to 10 people each year, this year only seven applicants from across the country were chosen.

Olivia and her fellow dancers will automatically receive invitations to join MGAMB in the Thanksgiving Day parade again next year, an honor they can accept until graduating from high school.

But the honor doesn’t come cheap. The cost to appear, not including airfare, is $1,800 which includes hotel accommodations, tickets to a Broadway musical, and Macy’s souvenirs. A GoFundMe account for Olivia’s expenses has been established by her mother at – enter the name Jamie Knox Clark under the “search” mode. Olivia is also pursuing corporate sponsorship, and private donations may be delivered to Don Clark’s band office at the high school.

Olivia will arrive in the Big Apple the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving to begin practice, and will attend a dinner and dance held after the parade for all participants. She’s also planning to look at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, New York University, and Marymount Manhattan College as potential performing arts colleges to attend .

“I want to be able to dance beyond high school, and New York is that place to be,” she said. “I love dancing because you’re never done learning. There’s always something you can improve on.”

For now, Olivia practices dance five hours a week, and has been cast as Bianca in the WHS production of “Othello.” She plans to audition for the school’s spring musical, “Footloose.”

“My dream is just dancing in New York – musicals, Broadway,” she said. “I naturally love performing. I have a passion for this.”

Information provided By David J. Coehrs of the Fulton County Expositor 

Superior Rating at OMEA State Finals 2018!!

posted Nov 5, 2018, 7:27 AM by Lori Manz   [ updated Nov 5, 2018, 7:27 AM ]

Congratulations to the Wauseon Band! This marks the first time the band has earned a Superior rating since 2010 and is only the 3rd Superior rating for the band since it started competing. The band earned superior ratings in all categories that make up the composite score making it the strongest superior you can earn.

The band wishes to thank all the Wauseon students, faculty, staff, community and especially our Wauseon Music Boosters that continuously support our endeavors and show appreciation for the Indians Marching Band.

Come see us in action one last time for the season on Tuesday, November 6th at 7:30 in the WHS gym for our season finale concert!

You are invited!

posted Oct 31, 2018, 11:31 AM by Lori Manz   [ updated Oct 31, 2018, 11:31 AM ]

Letter to parents - Mass Casualty Exercise

posted Oct 24, 2018, 1:21 PM by Lori Manz   [ updated Oct 24, 2018, 1:22 PM ]

Mass Casualty Exercise

posted Oct 22, 2018, 12:51 PM by Lori Manz   [ updated Oct 22, 2018, 12:51 PM ]

On Tuesday morning, October 30th, 2018, Wauseon Exempted Village Schools will be participating in a community-based mass casualty exercise that will involve an active shooter situation within the Wauseon High School building. Law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services will respond to the scene, secure it and exercise transporting “victims” to the Fulton County Health Center. The goal of the school district in a situation involving an active shooter is to minimize any injuries, however, during this exercise, the situation is setup to exercise the response of the area emergency services.

During this time, all access roadways to the Wauseon High School will be secured, by law enforcement, limiting access to the school. We will be using PowerSchool, Twitter, Facebook and our website to send out communication during this time. Our partner agencies will also assist us in sharing the information that we provide. It is probable that the three buildings, WPS, WES and WMS, will also complete a lock down drill in response to this exercise situation.

Click here for video

NWOESC Job Fair 10-26-2018

posted Oct 17, 2018, 11:30 AM by Lori Manz   [ updated Oct 22, 2018, 12:52 PM ]

Volleyball wins the NWOAL for the first time since 1993!!

posted Oct 10, 2018, 11:25 AM by Lori Manz   [ updated Oct 22, 2018, 12:52 PM ]

The WHS volleyball team defeated Swanton in 4 games (25-14, 25-20, 16-25, 25-13) to claim a share of the 2018 NWOAL Volleyball Championship. The team finished the regular season with a record of 17-5 and 6-1 in the NWOAL. They tied for the title with Evergreen who also finished 6-1.

Congratulations to Coach Blanchong and the members of the team on a great accomplishment!

Calamity Day update 9-14-18

posted Sep 17, 2018, 8:18 AM by Lori Manz   [ updated Oct 22, 2018, 12:52 PM ]

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