JROTC again takes 1st in Armed Exhibition


    Waynesville JROTC Armed Drill Team took first place overall in the Armed Exhibition competition at the Blue Springs South Invitational Drill Competition on March 4, 2017.  


    From a field of 21 teams, these are the results:

    1st Armed Exhibition 

    2nd Place Color Guard 

    2nd Place Armed Regulation
    3rd Place Armed Inspection 
    6th Place IDD (Individual Drill Down) - Molly Handley


    “This is the second year in a row our Armed Exhibition Team finished 1st overall,” said Col. (R) Charles Williams, JROTC senior Army instructor. “The other event results are an improvement from last year’s results. The Blue Springs and Smith Cotton drill meets are the most competitive Drill Competitions we attend.  This was a great practice run for Army Drill Nationals.”


    The U.S. Army Cadet Command Drill National Championships will be held March 30 – April 2 in Louisville, KY.




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  • Debate student advances to state


    During the first weekend in March, the Waynesville High School Debate Team competed at the MSHSAA speech and debate districts hosted at Camdenton High School and Sophomore Zoie Francisco will move on to compete at the state level.


    Sophomore Faith Hart competed in poetry earning ranks of 4 and 5, just missing a chance to move on to finals.


    Freshman Samantha Willis competed in the Lincoln-Douglas debate and placed 4th.


    Sophomore Zoie Francisco competed in the Lincoln-Douglas debate and tied for 3rd. Francisco also competed in radio speaking and won 2nd place overall and will move on to represent Waynesville at the state level.


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  • WHS students to

    host 5K on April 8

    for Autism Speaks


    Waynesville High School’s Autism and LEAP classes will host the Second Annual “Slew of Blue” 5K fun run for autism awareness from 7 to 11 a.m. April 8 at Waynesville High School.


    A children’s fun run will begin at 7:30 a.m.; the 5K will begin at 8 a.m. 


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    The entry fee is a donation of $20 for those who register before March 10. After March 10, the donation is $25. Prizes will be given to the top male and female adult runners. All children who participate will be recognized for participating. 


    Packets may be picked up at WHS from 5 to 6 p.m. April 7 or from 7 to 7:45 a.m. at the registration table on April 8. A waiver must be signed to participate. 


    All proceeds will go to Autism Speaks. For more information and registration forms, contact Laura Laughlin at or Justine Swan at jswan@



    Scenes from last year's Slew of Blue 5K are attached 



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  • Girls BB

    The Waynesville High School Girls Basketball Team took second in Districts; Lebanon took first. 


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  • The WHS Indoor Drum Line

    The WHS Indoor Drum Line went to Nixa on Saturday March 4th and competed against schools across the state.

    Waynesville received 2nd place at the competition in their division. Odessa HS from the Kansas City area received first place.  Next after Waynesville was Republic HS in 3rd, Hillcrest HS in 4th, and Hazelwood Central HS in 5th.  The students were excited and are ready for their next competition at Kickapoo HS next Saturday, March 11th.


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  • PLTW

    Waynesville High School students in Project Lead the Way engineering courses came to Freedom Elementary to teach fifth graders about the engineering and design process. A full story will appear in the district's March issue of the I in the Tiger about this collaboration. 


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  • Waynesville ranks at top in state and nation with qualifying AP exam scores


    The Waynesville R-VI School District is a leader in college-level Advanced Placement exams for the number of qualifying AP exam scores from African American and Hispanic students.


    “Waynesville High School produced more AP math/science/English Qualifying Scores from African American and Hispanic students than any high school in the entire state of Kansas,” said Marcus S. Lingenfelter, senior vice president for state and federal programs for the National Math + Science Initiative (NMSI). “As for your home state of Missouri, your results in this regard were second only to Park Hill High School. And let’s not forget that Waynesville’s AP math/science/English increases have led the entire state of Missouri for the past two years.”


    Waynesville’s diverse population includes 56.3% White; 16.8% Black or African American; 9% Hispanic or Latino; 12.6% Multi-racial; 2.6% Asian; 1.7% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander; and 1% American Indian or Alaska Native.


    “We are proud of Waynesville’s commitment to excellence for all students and their increasing expansion of rigorous coursework through AP,” said Dr. Margie Vandeven, commissioner of education. “The impressive AP qualifying exam results show Waynesville’s dedication to providing high quality education for each student.”  


    Waynesville R-VI is also first in the nation in growth in AP math/science/English Qualifying Scores at Army-affiliated schools across the country. The district achieved a 257.1% increase. (See chart). The next closest site was Fort Huachuca, Ariz., with a 221.2% increase. All others witnessed a 185.2% increase or less.


    “I am so proud of our students and their accomplishments,” said Dr. Brian Henry, superintendent. “Diversity is our strength and this proves once again how smart and talented our students are. Kudos to our faculty for all of their work in helping to achieve these levels of growth,” Henry said. “And of course, I am so thankful for NMSI choosing to implement their program at our site.”


    WHS also exceeded the national averages for the NMSI program with its nearly 257% increase in AP math/science/English Qualifying Scores after only two years.


    “There is no greater affirmation of program and leadership effectiveness at all levels of our organization than results,” Lingenfelter said. “Even for the high standard of evidence required by the Show Me State, your results should satisfy the proof of concept test as they certainly have demonstrated positive return on investment for NMSI and DoD.”


    “Missouri recognizes the importance of educating military children and these AP exam results demonstrate how an investment in education in Missouri pays great dividends,” said Missouri’s Military Advocate Joe Driskill. “Waynesville’s students – both local and military – are college and career ready.”


     Waynesville R-VI was the first district in Missouri to participate in the NMSI program, thanks to a $300,000 grant from the Department of Defense Educational Authority. (DoDEA). The NMSI College Readiness Program focuses on:

    -          Changing school leadership’s expectations of students

    -          Encouraging more students to take college-level math and science courses and then equipping them to succeed

    -          Raising the academic bard bar in public schools by demonstrating that more students can master rigorous AP coursework, especially in math and science

    -          Increasing the number of students scoring a 3 or better (qualifying score) on the five-point AP scale.

    -          Making it easier for students to take AP courses by eliminating barriers, including cost

    Students receive $100 for each qualifying AP score they earn in math, science or English.


    “The outsized results and very clear school/community/installation commitment to the NMSI military child mission are undeniable,” Lingenfelter said. “Therefore, NMSI is proudly committing $100,000 in sustainment funding for the upcoming 2017-18 school year.”


    The check will be presented on April 22, 2017.


    Waynesville R-VI is first in the nation in growth in AP Math/Science/English Qualifying Scores at Army-affiliated schools across the country. 


    Waynesville High School students who score a 3 or better on their AP Math/Science/English Qualifying Scores receive a check for $100 for each qualifying score. These WHS students were presented with checks in September 2016. 



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    Waynesville R-VI launches updated app


    The Waynesville R-VI School District is pleased to announce its newly reformatted mobile app designed specifically to keep our families better informed and connected to what’s going on in our schools.


    Waynesville Schools mobile app is available for both iPhone and Android smartphones. The app will deliver real time school news to a smartphone for fast, up-to-date access. The app will feature:

    • The latest district and school news

    • Push notifications about breaking news, closures, weather, events, and more

    • Photos from school events

    • Maps with school locations, phone numbers, and staff information


    If you would like to be connected to a specific school, you may click on one or more of the schools, but you do not have to choose one. 

    If you already had the previous Waynesville Schools app, just open it and it will update to the new version automatically.


    The app is FREE and available for download today:


    1. From a smartphone, go to the iTunes App Store® or Google Play® 2. Search “Waynesville Schools” and you will see the Waynesville Tiger.  3. Then select the Waynesville Schools app for free. You may choose one or more specific schools to be connected with.


    The new Waynesville Schools mobile app is just a few taps away. Download it today!



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  • Courtwarming


    Senior Aminah Mujahid was named Courtwarming Queen and senior Jose Hernandez was named Courtwarming King on Friday before the Waynesville High School boys varsity basketball game against West Plains. 



    Senior Aminah Mujahid is crowned queen.


    Senior Jose Hernandez is crowned king.



    Small group photo:


    Shawn Berrios, freshman; Ashanti Short, freshman; Phyllisia Wilson, junior; Caleb Barnes, junior; Arva Howell, senior; Payton Aragon, senior; Eva Greening, senior; Courtwarming King Jose Hernandez, senior; Courtwarming Queen Aminah Mujahid, senior; Christien Ward, senior; Dante McCummings, senior; Andrew Esguerra, sophomore.  Not pictured are Melissa Perkins, sophomore, and Teyler Bruch, senior.



    The Courtwarming Queen and King and their court member are pictured with their family members who escorted them.



    The small group photo of just the candidates is by Josh Scott.  All other photos are by Marianne Ward.



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  • Upcoming fine arts events from the Waynesville R-VI School District 

     Mar. 29 (W)     Choir Pre-Contest Concert – 6:30 p.m. – WHS Theatre

    Apr. 20 (R)       WHS Spring Play William Shakespeare’s: “Love’s 

                             Labour’s Lost” – 7 p.m. – WHS Theatre

    Apr. 21 (F)       WHS Spring Play William Shakespeare’s: “Love’s 

                             Labour’s Lost” – 7 p.m. – WHS Theatre

    Apr. 22 (Sa)     WHS Spring Play William Shakespeare’s: “Love’s 

                             Labour’s Lost” – 7 p.m. – WHS Theatre

    Apr. 23 (Su)     WHS Spring Play William Shakespeare’s: “Love’s 

                             Labour’s Lost” – 3 p.m. – WHS Theatre

    Apr. 27 (R)       Partridge Kindergarten program – 6 p.m.

    May 2 (T)         Thayer Choir/Bells Concert – 6 p.m. 

    May 4 (R)         Waynesville Choir Festival – 6 p.m. – WHS Theatre

    May 10 (W)      Middle School Choir Concert – 6 p.m. – WHS Theatre

    May 11 (R)       Band/Jazz Band Concert – 6 p.m. – WHS Theatre

    May 14 (Su)     Choir Concert – 3 p.m. – WHS Theatre

    May 18 (R)       Partridge 4th grade program – 6 p.m.


    All events listed above are free, except the Spring Play “Love’s Labour’s Lost.” The cost for “Love’s Labour’s Lost” is $5 for adults, $4 for students and $3 for children, but if you are age 60 or older and live in the Waynesville R-VI School district and have a senior citizens athletic pass, you can get in for free. Those eligible may pick up the senior pass at the Waynesville High School Athletics Office or the Superintendent’s Office. 


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    Tiger Pride System


    TigerHead The Tiger Pride System (TPS) aims to reward effort and achievement by offering various privileges to students who maintain a high standard of academics, citizenship, and attendance.  The TPS incentive program is an integral part to the daily school operations and a major motivator for students to put an emphasis on their attendance and GPA.  The program utilizes these qualifications to provide the best learning environment for all students at WHS.



    The purpose of the card program is to proactively incentivize students with relevant privileges that are meaningful to them, such as travel to privilege areas during Tiger Time and the ability to leave for lunch a couple of minutes early to beat the rush.  This program was first developed during the 2015-16 school year and revised with input from faculty and student groups to best meet the needs of our students for the 2016-17 school year. We will continue to monitor and update the system as needed, so the system remains relative and motivating to all students.


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  • Paying for your child's school meals


    The Waynesville R-VI School District now offers MySchoolBucks, a convenient online service that allows you to securely pay for your student’s meals online using your credit/debit card or electronic check.


    You can:

        - Set Up Automatic Recurring Payments

        - Track & Review Meal History

        - Create Low Balance Alerts

        - Make Payments with the Mobile App

        - And More…


    Sign up now! Registering for your account is easy, go to Create a secure account and never worry again about sending cash or checks with your student(s) to school again!

    MySchoolBucks – the Waynesville R-VI School District’s new online meal payment system – is free to use to look up a student’s balances/transaction history/etc.; however, a $2 payment processing fee is charged for making an online payment with MySchoolBucks. 


    In the former system, a .29 cents fee plus 2.9% of the amount of the transaction was charged.  MySchoolBucks charges a flat $2.00 fee, regardless of the amount. Parents may avoid paying the fee by sending in a check to their student’s school.


    Debit and credit card companies charge a payment processing fee for payments made online, but many businesses absorb that cost. Waynesville R-VI serves about 1 million meals annually and spends about $1 million more than it receives in income from students and commodities without the additional payment processing fee.


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Welcome to Waynesville High School, a proud member of the Waynesville R-VI School District serving the communities of Waynesville, St. Robert and Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.  WHS is the first in Missouri to implement a college readiness program from the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), thanks to a $300,000 grant from the Department of Defense Educational Authority (DoDEA). NMSI is a nonprofit organization founded in 2007 to help improve education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.