Announcements

Woodmore Youth Organization begins summer baseball and softball sign-up

posted Feb 11, 2018, 2:01 PM by Kevin Ball

Press Release

   The Woodmore Youth Organization (WYO) is now accepting registrations for the summer baseball and softball season. This year, spring softball for 6th-8th grade girls has been added to the program. Programs of play include: beginner ball and coach pitch for 5-8 year olds and little league that offers competitive play for 8-14 year olds, specifically fastpitch for girls.

   WYO welcomes all children interested in playing baseball or softball. Parents may register their children at woodmoreyouth.org. Participants need only show interest. WYO respects everyone’s ability and will work with families that may need assistance to pay fees. Registration deadline is March 1.

    WYO recently purchased new pitching machines for the baseball and softball programs through a donation by the family of Gary Zajac. “It was a tremendous gift to the community and the children,” said WYO president Brian Whitcum.

    The new batting cages are also ready to be used for the spring season. Other enhancements to the baseball and softball fields include: replacement of the Woodville dugout tarps, new bleacher awnings for two diamonds in Woodville, updates to the electrical, new backstops, new fencing along field lines, three new scoreboards, as well as a freshly painted re-organized concession stand complete with the Wildcat logo.

   This year, the group will host three tournaments to include 10u and 12u girls, and the first annual, Gary Zajac Memorial, Rock ‘N Fire Softball Tournament June 29- July 1, named in memory of a former WYO president. Whitcum states, “We wanted to honor Gary’s memory and passion of the game. He gave a tremendous amount of time and put a lot of work into the program to make it what it is today,” said Whitcum.

Woodmore Joins School Safety Reporting Tip Line

posted Dec 20, 2015, 2:12 PM by Sue Etter


Woodmore Schools is one of almost 1,300 Ohio schools now providing students and parents access to Ohio’s toll-free school safety tip line, Safer OH (844-SaferOH). By calling the line, users can share information with school officials and law enforcement agencies about threats ranging from a mass incident to a case of bullying or harm to a single student. Callers may give their names or remain unidentified. Tip line staff may ask for more details about the threat to decide what kind of help is needed.

Research shows that in 81 percent of violent incidents in U.S. schools, someone other than the attacker knew something was coming but failed to report it. Many witnesses feared being a “snitch” or becoming a target of the attacker or bully. Anonymous tip lines help ease that fear and are a good way of learning about potential threats to students and schools.

The SaferOH tip line takes calls 24 hours a day, whenever an Ohio student or adult senses a threat to their safety or the safety of others in a school.

Trained professionals at Ohio Homeland Security’s Threat Assessment and Prevention (TAP) unit answer all calls to 844-SaferOH. When action is needed, TAP workers quickly forward information to local school leaders and law enforcement agencies.

Keep the 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764) phone number handy and make sure your child knows the number as well. Schools should be safe places to learn. Woodmore is committed to keeping our school, our students and our community safe.

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