Fort Leonard Wood senior leaders hosted their monthly Community Information Forum last week at the Pershing Community Center. The theme this month was “Back to school,” and special guest Dr. Brian Henry, Waynesville School District superintendent, said summer is “going quickly” this year — classes begin Aug. 23rd at Waynesville schools. He added that “academics are our priority in this school district.” “I can tell you the last time we had an annual performance report from the state of Missouri, we had a 100 percent,” he said. “That’s No. 1 in our conference; that’s fairly rare in Missouri, and we’re very proud of the work that our team has done and especially our kids.” Henry also said three-quarters of the students in Waynesville are what’s called “military impacted,” and the connection between the school district and Fort Leonard Wood is strong. Also of note from the school district is that enrollment is open. Parents are encouraged to visit https://www.waynesville.k12.mo.us and click on “New Student Info” in the top part of the page. This coming school year, the five elementary schools — grades Kindergarten through fifth — will be in class from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and grades sixth through twelfth will attend from 7:30 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.