Nate Henderson, won the Amazon promotion last December called “Alexia Thank My Driver”. Part of his award was the opportunity to select a Non-Profit organization to receive a $10,000 donation from Amazon. Nate and Andrea choose the Kindness Fund and the Wayne Community Schools Foundation. This fund has and will continue to assist students and families remove barriers to their education. THANK YOU, Nate and Andrea!
SPRING SPRINTS DONATION
One of the best days of the school year is Spring Sprints. This is the day that the entire Wayne Community Schools system and the community of Wayne come together to organize and support a “Special Olympics” type event for not only Wayne students but area schools. This event has grown over the past 10 years from 3 schools participating to 26 schools this year.
Don and Jan Zeiss have spent a lifetime in education and have supported Spring Sprints and Special Education for years. Jan, is known as “Grandma” to the students as she has been so willing to help in the Special Education classrooms. Don and Jan, donated $1000.00 to Spring Sprints and the Wayne Community Schools Foundation at this years Spring Sprints held May 5th. THANK YOU
WAYNE LEGACY FUND DONATION TO WCSF FOR HEARTLAND COUNSELING STUDENT SERVICES
IDEA Grant Award Recipients for the 2023-24 School Year
These grants are in the amount of $1500 each and are co-sponsored by the Wayne Community Schools Foundation along with the following corporate sponsors: Ameritas, Elkhorn Valley Bank & Trust, Pac N Save, and Quality Foods. The purpose of these grants are to provide teachers with extra funding for their classrooms. The award winners for the 2023 – 2024 school year are:
Molly D’Agosta – Portable Real Time Translator.
Staci Foote, Emily Sims & Carrie Wendt (3rd Grade) – Headphones, Privacy and Storage.
Kristine Muir – Focused Seating.
13th Annual Alumni Basketball/Volleyball Tournament Winners 2023
WCSF hosted the 13th Annual Alumni BB/VB Tournament on April 7th & 8th. There were 12 Men’s Basketball teams competing in two divisions and seven women’s Volleyball teams. Total of 144 players in the tournament. The event raised $4300. Thank you to our tournament sponsors (The White Dog Pub, The Max and 4th Jug, Rain Tree Liquors, Craig & Jill Walling, Lutt Trucking and Lutt Oil Service, State National Insurance – Brian Bowers and Quality 1 Graphics) for supporting this event. Black Division Champions Class of 2020, Blue Division Champions Class of 2011 and Women’s Volleyball Champions Class of 2005.
All Class Reunion, Chicken Days, July 8th, 2023
The Wayne Community Schools Foundation is hosting an All Class Reunion over Chicken Days weekend. Activities include:
- School Tours (Friday, July 8th)
- School tours will be by appointment only – call the high school at 375-3150 to schedule your tour today!
- All Class Reunion Social
- Informal social for ALL Wayne High Alumni on Saturday, July 8th at 6:00 p.m. at the City Auditorium
- Appetizers and cash bar will be available during the social
- SOS Dance
- Following the social, the Sons of Satan are scheduled to play. This open to the public.
If your class has interest in participating in the weekend events, please contact Rusty Parker at [email protected].
Ribbon Cutting Held at Wayne Community Schools Newly Renovated Career and Technical Education Wing
The Wayne Chamber of Commerce hosted Chamber Coffee at Wayne Community Schools in our newly renovated Career and Technical Education wing. Mr. Tony Cantrell (IT Instructor)and Miss Toni Rasmussen (Ag Education Instructor) did the honors of the ribbon cutting. Wayne Community Schools Power Drive car is featured in the hallway leading towards the newly renovated classrooms.
Wayne County Farm Bureau Presents Wayne FFA with a $4,500 Donation
Farmer’s Pride Co-Op of Battle Creek Donates $1,500 to Wayne FFA Chapter
Class of 1947 Bench Dedication
With 70 years difference between graduating classes, the Class of 1947 and the Class of 2017 designated their class funds to the Wayne Community Schools Foundation to add beautiful updates to the front of the Jr./Sr. High School building. The Class of 1947 donated two, concrete benches surrounding the flagpole to honor their classmates. The Class of 2017 wanted to include their mark as well. The recent graduates designated their class funds for landscaping to add to the beauty of the benches and building.
During the Class of 1947’s reunion on Friday, August 18th, Wayne Community Schools Foundation hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to present the benches. It was a gorgeous, warm, and sunny day to honor the alumni of ’47.
Class of 1947