News and Announcements

Anit-Bullying Grant

Wynford Local Schools is proud to announce they have been selected to receive a grant of 2,500 given by the 2017 United Against Bullying (UAB) Grant Program for an anti-bullying initiative.

The program is the social campaign of Safe Fleet, the leading provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles. They offer school communities and organizations working with youth tools, resources, and funding to help end bullying and empower young people to be kind, empathetic and successful.

Wynford Local School's winning proposal included purchasing of school bus cameras as well as driver training in the Leader in Me program. The school bus drivers will be participating in a R.I.D.E. (Resolving Issues Drivers Encounter) program to learn about ways to resolve student conflict and bullying issues.

"With this grant money we will be able to continue our efforts to reduce bullying on the school bus" said Andy Schiefer, Transportation Supervisor. "One of the most vulnerable times for our students who are bullied is on the school bus. We must take a proactive approach to eliminate it before it happens. With the installation of cameras and through driver training, we hope to create a safe environment for transporting students."

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8th grade reality store

Reality Store is a career based event that is geared towards Middle School through High School. The event is conducted through the Guidance Department and ran by Tiffany Roush, the 7-9 School Counselor. The Reality Store gives students an important glimpse of the future by teaching the financial balance and challenges they will face as adults. It helps the students become aware of the need to set financial goals and make wise career and education choices. Students are assigned a career, are the sole providers for their families and may have anywhere between 0-5 children. The careers are divided up between 16 different career clusters. The students will learn about different monthly expenses such as: tax deductions, retirement, insurance, housing, health care, child care cost, transportation, groceries, utilities, etc. These expenses are set up as booths in which community partnership’s volunteered to work at.  Once a student receives their occupation/career, they will be provided a check and check ledgers. They are required to visit each “booth” and deduct their amounts from their checking account. The students can choose options at each booth, ranging from spending the bare minimum amount of money to spending the highest. Throughout the event, we had Jo Stahl, the city police monitoring our students' behavior and writing out tickets for “speeding, OVI, driving without insurance, etc. She was able to bring in the beer goggles to show kids what it is like to be intoxicated and provide sobriety test. If a student received a ticket, they were required to pay their ticket to Judge Solis (Chris Solis, Wynford Junior High Principal). Prior to the event, the students received a “pre-day”, where they learned about the basic fundamentals of the event and completed a worksheet on “envisioning their life at 25 years old”. This event is put on once a year in the Spring for our 8th grade students.

Pictured from L to R:
Front Row: Alan Basinger (Retired Insurance), Barbara Scott (Children's Librarian @ Bucyrus Public Library), Tami Tima (Title Insurance Agent @ Old Crawford Land Title Agency, LTD), Terri Brewington (Realtor @ Ark Realty)
Middle Row: Michael Robinson (Store Manager @ Bucyrus Kroger), Melissa Oberlander (Financial Advisor @ Prudential Insurance), Morgan Salisbury (Business Developer @ Mathews Chevrolet), Robert Ratliff (Crawford County Law Director), Marcia Baker (Mortgage Loan Originator @ Firelands Credit Union), Michelle King (AVP Bucyrus Marketing @ Firelands Credit Union)
Back row: Jo Stahl (Bucyrus Police Officer), Crystal Marks (Wynford School Nurse), Michelle Studer (Customer Service Manager @ First Federal Community Bank), Greg Schiefer (Schiefer Insurance), Tina Wilson (Community Outreach Marketing @ Directions Credit Union in Mansfield), Austin Baker (Community Outreach Marketing @ Directions Credit Union in Mansfield)
Not Pictured: David Wolfe (Youth & Family Minister @ Good Hope Lutheran Church)

Spring Scholar Athletes

            

The following JH students have met the criteria of 3.5 GPA or better for the 3rd quarter of the grading period. The following athletes have earned the distinction of being recognized as a scholar athlete. 7th grade: Briana Hensel, Allison Lust, Kolton Bils, Hannah Feldman & Madison Coffman. 8th grade: Caden Pollock, Allison Scott, Alison Gebhardt, Kaitlyn Lohr, Delaney Strickland, Matthew Schiefer, Soren Gerlach, Matthew Collene, Will Stinehelfer, Logan Collene, Thomas Rindfuss & Peyton Bardon. Our student athletes put in an incredible amount of time in the classroom and truly represent the Wynford Community of being a scholar 1st and proudly represented our community in the athletic arena. We are proud of their accomplishments.