Wayne Community Schools Foundation

Wayne Community Schools Foundation WCS Foundation supports “Learning for Life” by working with the school district, alumni, and the community to provide financial support for students.

The purpose of the Wayne Community Schools Foundation is to solicit, manage, and distribute supplemental funds for educational purposes that may not be funded by the District. Funding is supplemental and does not replace or alter use of tax-based revenue. The Wayne Community Schools Foundation also exists to enhance the interaction of Wayne Community Schools’ alumni and friends with the school district.

Mission: “Learning for Life” - The mission of the Wayne Community Schools Foundation is to support “Learning for Life” by working with the school district, alumni, businesses and community to provide financial support for items not covered by the school district’s funding sources.

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Today's Throwback Thursday is from the 1972 yearbook and shows the wrestling squad from that year!
10/29/2020

Today's Throwback Thursday is from the 1972 yearbook and shows the wrestling squad from that year!

Thank you to the family of Kevin Murray for the $16,000 donation at the football game on Friday night. The money was rai...
10/26/2020

Thank you to the family of Kevin Murray for the $16,000 donation at the football game on Friday night. The money was raised at the 16th annual Kevin J. Murray Memorial Fishing Tournament on August 29th, and to date is the most money raised at the tournament in a single year. Also thank you to everyone who participated in and supported the tournament. Over the past 16 years, the Murray family has raised $156,000 through the tournament with that money being used for scholarships and various projects for Wayne Community Schools. In 2019, the Murray family committed $25,000 to the light project at Kern Track. Thank you for everything the Murray family has done for Wayne Community Schools and the Wayne Community Schools Foundation throughout the years!

Wayne Community Schools and the Wayne Community Schools Foundation would like to recognize its Difference Maker of the W...
10/26/2020

Wayne Community Schools and the Wayne Community Schools Foundation would like to recognize its Difference Maker of the Week and will honor a district employee each week. This will be a chance for people to get to know the employees outside of work. Main Street Garage has partnered with us and is awarding each week’s Difference Maker of the Week with $25 in Chamber Bucks! This week’s Difference Maker of the Week is Emily Rockhill. Emily is a kindergarten teacher and has been with Wayne Community Schools for 12 years. Get to know Emily through the question and answer session below!

Q: Do you have any pets? If so, what do you have?
A: Yes, a dog named Zeke

Q: What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
A: Monster Cookie

Q: If you could make one rule that everyone has to follow, what would that rule be?
A: Don’t leave your shopping cart in the parking lot

Q: What chore do you hate doing?
A: Unloading the dishwasher

Q: What is your favorite season?
A: I love parts of all of them!

Q: Is there something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?
A: Sky dive or something that you never thought you would do

Q: If you could give your younger self advice, what would it be?
A: Keep choosing joy, even if it’s hard

Today's Throwback Thursday comes to us from the 1984 yearbook and shows the band letter winners from that year!
10/22/2020

Today's Throwback Thursday comes to us from the 1984 yearbook and shows the band letter winners from that year!

Wayne Community Schools and the Wayne Community Schools Foundation would like to recognize its Difference Maker of the W...
10/19/2020

Wayne Community Schools and the Wayne Community Schools Foundation would like to recognize its Difference Maker of the Week and will honor a district employee each week. This will be a chance for people to get to know the employees outside of work. Main Street Garage has partnered with us and is awarding each week’s Difference Maker of the Week with $25 in Chamber Bucks! This week’s Difference Maker of the Week is Owen Frideres. Owen is a paraprofessional and has been with Wayne Community Schools for one month. Get to know Owen through the question and answer session below!

Q: Do you have any pets? If so, what do you have?
A: No

Q: What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
A: Vanilla

Q: If you could make one rule that everyone has to follow, what would that rule be?
A: Listen in times of importance

Q: Do you have any brothers or sisters?
A: Yes, one brother

Q: Were you a band member, athlete, or both?
A: Both

Q: Is there something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?
A: Try new things/be adventurous

Q: If you could give your younger self advice, what would it be?
A: Live a little

Today's Throwback Thursday is from the 1992 yearbook and shows the varsity boys basketball team from that year!
10/15/2020

Today's Throwback Thursday is from the 1992 yearbook and shows the varsity boys basketball team from that year!

Wayne Community Schools and the Wayne Community Schools Foundation would like to recognize its Difference Maker of the W...
10/12/2020

Wayne Community Schools and the Wayne Community Schools Foundation would like to recognize its Difference Maker of the Week and will honor a district employee each week. This will be a chance for people to get to know the employees outside of work. Main Street Garage has partnered with us and is awarding each week’s Difference Maker of the Week with $25 in Chamber Bucks! This week’s Difference Maker of the Week is Traci Krusemark. Traci is a 7th-8th grade teacher and has been with Wayne Community Schools for 13 years. Get to know Traci through the question and answer session below!

Q: Do you have any pets? If so, what do you have?
A: Yes, cats

Q: What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
A: Vanilla with toppings

Q: Do you say “pop” or “soda”?
A: Pop

Q: Do you have any brothers or sisters?
A: An older brother

Q: Were you a band member, athlete, or both?
A: Both

Q: What is your favorite season?
A: Summer

Q: If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
A: Blue or green

Since it is Homecoming Week this week, today's Throwback Thursday hits us from the 1976 yearbook and shows that year's H...
10/08/2020

Since it is Homecoming Week this week, today's Throwback Thursday hits us from the 1976 yearbook and shows that year's Homecoming Royalty!

Wayne Community Schools and the Wayne Community Schools Foundation would like to recognize its Difference Maker of the W...
10/05/2020

Wayne Community Schools and the Wayne Community Schools Foundation would like to recognize its Difference Maker of the Week and will honor a district employee each week. This will be a chance for people to get to know the employees outside of work. Main Street Garage has partnered with us and is awarding each week’s Difference Maker of the Week with $25 in Chamber Bucks! This week’s Difference Maker of the Week is Lori Dickes. Lori is an administrative assistant and has been with Wayne Community Schools for 13 years. Get to know Lori through the question and answer session below!

Q: Is there something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?
A: Go to an NFL stadium

Q: What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
A: Mint chip

Q: If you could make one rule that everyone has to follow, what would that rule be?
A: Be polite, be kind, be courteous

Q: What chore do you hate doing?
A: Picking up/cleaning up behind people

Q: Do you have any brothers or sisters?
A: A brother and a sister

Q: Were you a band member, athlete, or both?
A: Neither

Q: What is your favorite season?
A: Spring, since summer is coming

Q: If you could give your younger self advice, what would it be?
A: Live each day to the fullest

Today's Throwback Thursday is from the 1995 yearbook and shows Peter Taber, Robb Heier and Tim Heinemann celebrating aft...
10/01/2020

Today's Throwback Thursday is from the 1995 yearbook and shows Peter Taber, Robb Heier and Tim Heinemann celebrating after winning the Class B State One Acts competition! The team's production of A Cast of Wayward Saints received a perfect score. This was the second consecutive year they were honored with a state championship!

09/29/2020

Wayne Community Schools is seeking donations of grocery gift cards to be used when the food pantry is not open, and/or monetary donations to the Wayne Community Schools Foundation Kindness Fund to help our families make ends meet. If you are interested in donating towards the Kindness Fund, please email Brandon Foote or Misty Beair. If you are interested in donating grocery store gift cards, please email Misty Beair, or drop them off at the High School office. Thanks for your continued support of our students and their families.
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Wayne Community Schools and the Wayne Community Schools Foundation would like to recognize its Difference Maker of the W...
09/28/2020

Wayne Community Schools and the Wayne Community Schools Foundation would like to recognize its Difference Maker of the Week and will honor a district employee each week. This will be a chance for people to get to know the employees outside of work. Main Street Garage has partnered with us and is awarding each week’s Difference Maker of the Week with $25 in Chamber Bucks! This week’s Difference Maker of the Week is Jacob Daum. Jacob is the 7-12 special education teacher and has been with Wayne Community Schools for 3.5 years as a para and this is his first year as a teacher. Get to know Jacob through the question and answer session below!

Q: Do you have any pets? If so, what do you have?
A: Yes, two dogs.

Q: What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
A: Twist

Q: If you could make one rule that everyone has to follow, what would that rule be?
A: Be respectful

Q: What chore do you hate doing?
A: Laundry

Q: Do you have any brothers or sisters?
A: A brother and a sister

Q: Were you a band member, athlete, or both?
A: Athlete

Q: What is your favorite season?
A: Fall

Q: If you could give your younger self advice, what would it be?
A: Work hard

Today's Throwback Thursday is from the 1981 yearbook and shows the varsity volleyball team from that year!
09/24/2020

Today's Throwback Thursday is from the 1981 yearbook and shows the varsity volleyball team from that year!

Wayne Community Schools and the Wayne Community Schools Foundation would like to recognize its Difference Maker of the W...
09/21/2020

Wayne Community Schools and the Wayne Community Schools Foundation would like to recognize its Difference Maker of the Week and will honor a district employee each week. This will be a chance for people to get to know the employees outside of work. Main Street Garage has partnered with us and is awarding each week’s Difference Maker of the Week with $25 in Chamber Bucks! This week’s Difference Maker of the Week is Deb Daum. Deb is the superintendent’s secretary and has been with Wayne Community Schools for 17 years. Get to know Deb through the question and answer session below!

Q: What is your favorite season?
A: Fall

Q: What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
A: Chocolate

Q: If you could make one rule that everyone has to follow, what would that rule be?
A: Just be nice to everyone!

Q: What chore do you hate doing?
A: Folding laundry

Q: Do you have any brothers or sisters?
A: Two younger sisters

Q: Were you a band member, athlete, or both?
A: Band member - saxaphone

Q: Is there something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?
A: Be a waiter/waitress

Q: If you could give your younger self advice, what would it be?
A: Don’t give up! It is worth it in the end!

Today's Throwback Thursday is from the 2011 yearbook and shows members of Close-Up gathered in Times Square in New York!
09/17/2020

Today's Throwback Thursday is from the 2011 yearbook and shows members of Close-Up gathered in Times Square in New York!

Wayne Community Schools and the Wayne Community Schools Foundation would like to recognize its Difference Maker of the W...
09/14/2020

Wayne Community Schools and the Wayne Community Schools Foundation would like to recognize its Difference Maker of the Week and will honor a district employee each week. This will be a chance for people to get to know the employees outside of work. Main Street Garage has partnered with us and is awarding each week’s Difference Maker of the Week with $25 in Chamber Bucks! This week’s Difference Maker of the Week is Elia Flores. Elia is a custodian and has been with Wayne Community Schools for two years. Get to know Elia through the question and answer session below!

Q: What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
A: Strawberry

Q: If you could make one rule that everyone has to follow, what would that rule be?
A: Let all the people say hello, do not impose the status you have.

Q: What chore do you hate doing?
A: Washing dishes

Q: What is your favorite season?
A: Fall

Q: Is there something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?
A: Yes. To help the needy or make a donation in food or money.

Q: If you could give your younger self advice, what would it be?
A: Go get your master’s degree!

Today's Throwback Thursday heads back to the 2000 yearbook and shows the seventh period calculus class posing for a pict...
09/10/2020

Today's Throwback Thursday heads back to the 2000 yearbook and shows the seventh period calculus class posing for a picture during post prom!

Wayne Community Schools and the Wayne Community Schools Foundation would like to recognize its Difference Maker of the W...
09/08/2020

Wayne Community Schools and the Wayne Community Schools Foundation would like to recognize its Difference Maker of the Week and will honor a district employee each week. This will be a chance for people to get to know the employees outside of work. Main Street Garage has partnered with us and is awarding each week’s Difference Maker of the Week with $25 in Chamber Bucks! This week’s Difference Maker of the Week is Dwaine Spieker. Dwaine is a high school English teacher and has been with Wayne Community Schools for 20 years. Get to know Dwaine through the question and answer session below!

Q: Have you met any celebrities? If so, who were they?
A: I met the baseball player George Brett when I was in high school.

Q: What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
A: Cookies and cream! One time I found a whole cookie in my cookies and cream ice cream!

Q: If you could make one rule that everyone has to follow, what would that rule be?
A: Turn your short-term losses into long-term victories.

Q: What chore do you hate doing?
A: I hate brushing and flossing my teeth! (But of course I still do it.)

Q: Do you have any brothers or sisters?
A: I have two brothers and two sisters, all younger.

Q: Were you a band member, athlete, or both?
A: I played football and basketball (or tried).

Q: Is there something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?
A: I think everyone should ride a motorcycle at least once.

Q: If you could give your younger self advice, what would it be?
A: Just buy the motorcycle. Now.

For anyone looking to use the lights at Kern Track here is some information about them. The lights can be turned on usin...
09/03/2020

For anyone looking to use the lights at Kern Track here is some information about them. The lights can be turned on using the button by the light pole (pictured) in the parking lot just north of the track. The lights can come on as early as 5 a.m. and will turn off automatically at 10 p.m. When you push the button, two lights on each pole will come on for 1 hour and it is plenty of light to be able to exercise in the morning or at night. The second picture shows a unit at the west end of the track with a light on top. That light will begin flashing when 5 minutes are left on the timer so if you want to keep exercising you will have to go push the button again.

Wayne Community Schools and the Wayne Community Schools Foundation would like to recognize its Difference Maker of the W...
08/31/2020

Wayne Community Schools and the Wayne Community Schools Foundation would like to recognize its Difference Maker of the Week and will honor a district employee each week. This will be a chance for people to get to know the employees outside of work. Main Street Garage has partnered with us and is awarding each week’s Difference Maker of the Week with $25 in Chamber Bucks! This week’s Difference Maker of the Week is Kathy Ostrand. Kathy is a first grade teacher and has been with Wayne Community Schools for 29 years. Get to know Kathy through the question and answer session below!

Q: What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
A: I love them all!

Q: Do you have any pets? If so, what do you have?
A: Two dogs – Jax and Emma; three cats – Twitch, Pumpkin and Mac.

Q: If you could make one rule that everyone has to follow, what would that rule be?
A: Enjoy life!

Q: What chore do you hate doing?
A: Cleaning

Q: Do you have any brothers or sisters?
A: Yes, one brother and one sister

Q: Were you a band member, athlete, or both?
A: Both – played the flute and played basketball

Q: If you could give your younger self advice, what would it be?
A: Use your talents to make the world a better place!

Q: What is your favorite season?
A: Summer

Today's Throwback Thursday comes from the Wayne Drug-Free F.R.I.E.N.D.s scrapbook from 2004-05! It shows that year's off...
08/27/2020

Today's Throwback Thursday comes from the Wayne Drug-Free F.R.I.E.N.D.s scrapbook from 2004-05! It shows that year's officers: Kalie Sprouls, Alesha Finkey, Morgan Campbell, Liz Brummond and Anna West during Red Ribbon Week!

This Saturday is the Kevin J Murray Memorial Fishing Tournament and this year the Nebraska Walleye Association is puttin...
08/24/2020

This Saturday is the Kevin J Murray Memorial Fishing Tournament and this year the Nebraska Walleye Association is putting on a Fishing is Fun clinic for kids ages 5-15. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the clinic is limited to only 25 participants but there are still a few spots left! All clinic participants will receive a certificate, fishing rod and reel and other items for FREE!!! Contact Sherry Murray at 402-672-8074 to RSVP today! More information can be found on the flyer below.

Wayne Community Schools and the Wayne Community Schools Foundation would like to recognize its Difference Maker of the W...
08/24/2020

Wayne Community Schools and the Wayne Community Schools Foundation would like to recognize its Difference Maker of the Week and will honor a district employee each week. This will be a chance for people to get to know the employees outside of work. Main Street Garage has partnered with us and is awarding each week’s Difference Maker of the Week with $25 in Chamber Bucks! This week’s Difference Maker of the Week is Judy Poehlman. Judy is the food service manager and has been with Wayne Community Schools for 37 years. Get to know Judy through the question and answer session below!

Q: Have you met any celebrities? If so, who were they?
A: Every student who walks into our kitchen at school is a celebrity!

Q: Do you have any pets? If so, what do you have?
A: A dog, Lucy.

Q: What is your favorite season?
A: All of them, I enjoy the changing of the seasons.

Today's Throwback Thursday comes from the 1994 yearbook and shows some of the varsity volleyball team from that year!
08/20/2020

Today's Throwback Thursday comes from the 1994 yearbook and shows some of the varsity volleyball team from that year!

Wayne Community Schools and the Wayne Community Schools Foundation would like to recognize its Difference Maker of the W...
08/17/2020

Wayne Community Schools and the Wayne Community Schools Foundation would like to recognize its Difference Maker of the Week and will honor a district employee each week. This will be a chance for people to get to know the employees outside of work. Main Street Garage has partnered with us and is awarding each week’s Difference Maker of the Week with $25 in Chamber Bucks! This week’s Difference Maker of the Week is Susan Metzler. Susan is a fourth grade teacher and has been with Wayne Community Schools for four years. Get to know Susan through the question and answer session below!

Q: Have you met any celebrities? If so, who were they?
A: I met the little girl who played Nala in the Broadway musical "The Lion King" in NYC. We had seen the show, and she was riding the same subway train home that night after performing. It was pretty cool.

Q: What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
A: Chocolate

Q: If you could make one rule that everyone has to follow, what would that rule be?
A: Be kind and pay it forward

Q: What chore do you hate doing?
A: Grocery shopping

Q: Were you a band member, athlete, or both?
A: Both

Q: Is there something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?
A: Travel...anywhere you desire…just see something new

Q: If you could give your younger self advice, what would it be?
A: You do you!

Q: What is your favorite season?
A: Fall

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