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Alexandra C. is selected for State School Superintendent Student Advisory Council


WCHS freshman, Alexandra C., has been selected to serve on the 2018-19 State School Superintendent Student Advisory Council.

US84/Valdosta Hwy/Minnesota Ave. Construction Update

The Ware County Board of Education is advising motorists traveling to Ruskin Elementary and Ware County High School that US84 remains an active work zone. Please be alert as you travel through the area, expect reduced speed limits, lane shifts, and closures, and allow for delays. Please click "Read More" for explicit instructions for accessing the Ruskin Elementary and Ware County High School campuses.

Work Zone Announcement

Graduation Information

Ware County High School will hold its commencement ceremony on Friday, May 25th at 7pm at Memorial Stadium. We would like to take this opportunity to inform or remind the public that security checks will be conducted at the gates. The following items are not permitted within the stadium: alcohol, drugs, weapons, firearms, explosives, flammables, sharp objects, pepper spray/mace, umbrellas, balloons, and air horns. By leaving these items at home or in your vehicle, you will help the flow at the gates run smoothly and quickly, thereby making this special occasion a more enjoyable event for everyone.


In the event that inclement weather, the ceremony will be rescheduled for Saturday morning, May 26th, at 9:00am.

Swim Team to Hold Fundraiser at Zaxby's

Swim Team

Open House - 2nd Semester


Open house for 2nd semester will be held on Tuesday, January 9 from 11 am - 1 pm

Watch Tonight's Playoff Game Online

Watch tonight’s playoff game from the comfort of your home... or wherever you happen to be! We will bring the game to you LIVE from Memorial Stadium in Waycross, GA as the Gators take on Harris County at The Swamp. The live stream will begin at 7pm. Please join us for the broadcast and support the WCHS Stream Team!





Family Tech Talk Night - WCHS Media Center


Come for an evening of technology as Ware County High School hosts Family Tech Talk Night on November 30th in the media center from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. 

One-Act Play


"Throwback" Homecoming Corsages


Financial Aid Workshop for Parents


A financial aid workshop to assist parents in completing the FAFSA form will be held on Tuesday, January 23 at 6:00 pm in the PAC at Ware County High School

High School Registration for 8th Grade Students



An Important Safety Update from Superintendent Jim LeBrun


WCHS Homecoming 2018

WCHS is proud to announce Homecoming Week 2018:      September 17 - 22.



The homecoming parade will be Thursday, September 20 at 6:30 pm.  If you would like to enter a float in the competition, complete the application (link below), and return it to the city by Tuesday, September 18.  The exciting week will culminate with the Gators vs. Glynn Academy on Friday night at Memorial Stadium and the Homecoming Dance on Saturday, September 22 from 8 - 11pm in the WCHS gym lobby.

Float application

Ware County Schools Student Technology Competition

See Ms. Rice or Ms. Saxon in the media center to pick up a registration form or download here and return completed form to the media center.



Prom 2018


Prom 2018 will be held at 8 pm on Saturday, April 14 at Waycross City Auditorium.  Prom tickets are $25 and will go on sale March 26.

Make sure you are dressed appropriately.  Click here for the prom dress code.


Picture Information for Rising Seniors


Order School Pictures Online


Attention Parents:  You may order your undergraduate student's pictures online.  Visit https://bpiphotographytifton.onlinephotocart.com/prepay/21337359 to place your online order.

EOC Testing Schedule

Tuesday, Dec.5:  English 9 & 11
Wednesday, Dec. 6:   English 9 & 11
Thursday, Dec. 7:  Algebra & Geometry
Friday, Dec. 8:  Make-ups
Monday, Dec. 11:  Biology & Physical Science
Tuesday, Dec. 12:   Make-ups
Wednesday, Dec. 13:   U.S. History & Economics
Thursday, Dec. 14:  Make-ups





12th Grade British Literature Students Excel on Beowulf Project


Beowulf project winners (L to R) Jonathan V., 3rd place and Taylor W., 1st place
Not pictured: Victoria C., 2nd place

An Important Message from Superintendent Jim L. LeBrun

A Ware County School System teacher has been placed on administrative leave based on allegations of inappropriate conduct. The school district is fully cooperating with all law enforcement agencies and the Professional Standards Commission. No further information will be available until the police investigation and the district investigation have been completed. 

An Important Message from Superintendent Jim L. LeBrun

important announcement


As we prepare for football season, I want to remind you that the Ware County School System has implemented security checkpoints at Memorial Stadium. Prior to entering stadium gates, all patrons will be subject to security screening, including metal detector screening and inspection of bags or other items carried in. Please be advised that spectators need to arrive at the gates no later than thirty minutes prior to the event start time to ensure they are seated prior to kickoff.


By tendering a ticket and entering the stadium, patrons consent to such searches and waive any related claims against the Ware County School System. The level of screening may be modified on an event-by-event basis at the discretion of the Ware County School System, in conjunction with local law enforcement. 


Thank you, and GO GATORS!

Community Provision Eligibility Surveys Due March 15


All Ware County students have benefited from receiving free breakfast and lunch for the past four years through the Community Eligibility Provision grant. We are in the process of re-certifying for this grant so that we can continue to provide this benefit to the families we serve. 

All Ware County Schools families have received a survey requesting information that is critical in our recertification approval. The surveys are due March 15 and can be returned in the provided pre-paid envelope.

We will not be able to re-certify without your feedback. Please complete and return the survey TODAY!


May is Asthma Awareness Month

Asthma logo

Ware County School District Achieves 2018 GSBA Distinguished School Board Status

Distinguished Board Badge

WCHS Student, Maria M., Receives State Recognition


Maria M. receives 3rd place honors from Governor Deal!

Ware County School System Announces Additional Safety Measures for 2018-2019 School Year

Important Announcement

The Ware County Board of Education voted to enact a new safety feature requiring all backpacks to be constructed of clear plastic or mesh material beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. Parents are encouraged to click READ MORE for the full press release and access the Ware County Schools Backpack Policy Frequently Asked Questions or email system officials at feedback@ware.k12.ga.us for more information.

Attention Rising Seniors! Junior Board Applications Being Accepted Now




Attention rising seniors! Waycross Bank & Trust and First Southern Bank are now accepting applications for their Junior Boards.  Applications may be picked up from the Class of 2019 Counselor, Ms.Bess Davis.  Completed applications may be returned to Ms. Davis or to the bank.  The application deadline for Waycross Bank & Trust is Thursday, March 8.  The application deadline for First Southern Bank is Friday, March 16.



WCHS Students Celebrate High Lexile Growth with Gaming Day

Lexile Progress Winners

May 2018 Edition of CTAE Gator Futures Available Now

Gator Futures Newsletter


Click the image to read the May 2018 edition of the Gator Futures newsletter and find out about the exciting things going on in our CTAE program.

The Addams Family - presented by WCHS Gator Productions


Ware County Rifle Team Wins Second Consecutive State Championship!

Rifle Team


Rifle Team


Rifle Team

Ware CTAE October 2017 Newsletter
Autism Awareness Day is April 14th

Autism Flyer

Coach Mandy Lingenfelter Inducted into BPC Athletic Hall of Fame

Lingenfelter Induction

WCHS Named AP STEM and AP Humanities School


Ware County Schools Staff Members Take Part in Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement Workshops

Cohort 54

Ware County Schools Earn Distinction of Being Title I Rewards Schools

Title I Rewards School Principals

WCHS Students Excel at State Technology Competition

State Tech Fair Winners

WCHS Student Hinkley H. Named "Top Gun" Welder

Hinkley with donor and instructor

Ware Co. High School Baseball Team Pays Visit to Waresboro Elementary School

Students with Baseball Team reps


Team members read to students

HOSA Students Share Flu Prevention Tips with Local Elementary and Middle School Students

Ruskin 2nd Grade



icky germs



Mrs. Thompson's students

Ware High Students Reach Out to Parkland, FL Peers





3rd Block



4th Block

WCHS Regional Technology Competition Winners


Pictured above - Top row (L to R): Ethan T., Sophia C., Ruby L.,  Bottom row (L to R): Diana E, Kehleh D., Alyssa L.  Not pictured: Maria M.

Ware County High School had an outstanding day at the Okefenokee Regional Technology Competition, winning 7 category divisions! We are so proud of our WCHS "Techsperts"!

February is CTAE Month

Small engine repair


Daffodil experience

Ware County High School Counselors Pilot CICO Program

CICO Program

Ware County High School to Participate in the College Board AP Capstone Diploma

AP Capstone Image


The Capstone Diploma Program Focuses on College-Level Independent Research, Collaborative Teamwork, and Communication and Writing Skills Crucial for College and Career Success

WCHS DECA Students Win at Region Competition


Ware County Schools 2018-2019 School Year Calendar Now Available


Block Calendar


List Calendar


Board Members approved the 2018-2019 School Year calendar at the December 2017 board meeting. 

Ware County Future Farmers of America Very Successful at Winter Events




FFA Ag Sales Team

Ware County High School FBLA Members Attend Fall Conference

FBLA Fall Conferfence

WCHS Students Excel at Skills Events

Skills Event 1



Skills Event 2

WCHS Band Members Invited to Play for Georgia Schools Boards Association and State School Superintendents

Band and Board


Band Members

Chase M. Wins District First Lego Robotics Competition Publicity Design Contest


Retired Teacher Sees Fruits from Class Project Twenty Years Later

Davidson and Students

Waycross Police Department K9 Unit Performs Safety Sweep

On Monday morning, November 6, 2017, Ware County High School was on lockdown for around 45 minutes. The school has partnered with the Waycross Police Department to bring drug dogs on campus to deter contraband substances from being brought onsite. This resource is one way to ensure a safe learning environment. After the campus sweep, Principal Bert Smith proudly announced that no drugs were found on campus. The Ware County School System remains committed to the safety of all students and staff and will continue to do all that is possible to make our schools safe. We thank the men and women of the police department who work to keep our community safe as well.

Our November/December 2017 Newsletter is Out!

November/December Newsletter


This month, we are talking about what it takes to have a winning game plan: ask questions and listen thoughtfully! November is Family Engagement Month, and we have 5 tips you can add to your play book to get the ball rolling in talking with your child. Engaging children in conversations about school can be tricky, but the Internet is a great resource to find creative ideas to start a conversation. Check out http://tinyurl.com/25conversationstarters for ideas.

WCHS Holds Report Card Conferences

Report Card Conference Participants

WCHS Highlights Digital Citizenship



WCHS recognizes the importance of teaching students to use digital media safely and responsibly.  We are accomplishing this by partnering with Common Sense Media’s digital curriculum to provide lessons to students and by highlighting the week of October 16 -20 with activities to promote digital citizenship awareness.  During the week, students will have the opportunity to take a digital citizenship pledge and be recognized as Gator Digital Citizens. 

Nationally recognized digital safety speaker, Jesse Hambrick will provide a free seminar to the public on Thursday, October 19 at 5:30 pm at Ware Middle School auditorium.  Mr. Hambrick will speak to the students at WCHS on Friday, October 20.   For more information and resources on digital citizenship, visit commonsensemedia.org or click on the digital citizenship page under the Parent Resource tab.

Abby G. is 2018 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist!

rCongratulations to WCHS Senior, Abby G., for qualifying as a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist!

WCHS Leadership Class Volunteers at Ruskin


Ms. Stalvey's leadership class volunteered at Ruskin's PBIS Celebration on October 6.

Fans to See Increased Security at Memorial Stadium

The Ware County School System confirmed plans to implement enhanced security measures at Memorial Stadium for home football games beginning Friday, October 6.


A statement issued Wednesday calling for a greater law enforcement presence was met with approval by the Ware County Board of Education, Waycross Chief Police Tony Tanner, and Sgt. Chris Tatum. The Waycross City Police Department will station an additional officer at each entry gate to provide additional security and wand patrons for weapons. 


The measure comes in response to recent events that have occurred in other locations across the country. Superintendent of Schools Jim L. LeBrun stated, "Waycross/Ware County is not immune to the types of crimes we see happening in other metropolitan areas. On any given Friday night at Memorial Stadium, we have the highest concentration of our community population gathered. We need to do all we can to ensure their safety. I am firmly committed to preventing disaster if at all possible."


Signs will be posted around the stadium identifying contraband such as weapons, guns, knives, and informing patrons that they are subject to being searched by law enforcement.  

Our October 2017 Newsletter is out!

Ware County Schools has unveiled a new slogan this school year: We Are Team Ware!


This month, we are talking about keeping team players cyber-safe. Research shows that over 50% of all students have been bullied using some source of social media. Cyber-bullying can lead to anxiety, depression and even suicide, as children and teens will rarely volunteer to tell their parents about being a victim of cyber-bullying. But you can help protect your child from becoming a statistic!


Parents are their child's most important teacher. Role-modeling responsible use of technology will go a long way toward teaching your child to adopt safe online practices. Check out our 5 tips and then talk to your child about this important topic today! Need more support? Don't forget to come join us as we host Sgt. Jesse Hambrick with the Douglas County Sheriff's office on Thursday, October 19th at 5:30pm in the Ware Middle School auditorium. Sgt. Hambrick will tell us what we need to know to keep children safe in a digital world. Mark your calendar!  #teamware #getinthegame#teamworkmakesthedreamwork


Oct 2017

Homecoming Court 2017


Ware County High School is proud to announce the 2017 Homecoming Court.  

Top Left: 9th Grade (L to R) - Emma M., Ronasche' F., Trinity N. 
Top Right: 10th Grade (L to R) - Kimbron C., Naomi G., Mabry R.
Bottom Left: 11th Grade (L to R) - Tyra H., Tytianna W., Taylor G.
Bottom Right: 12th Grade (L to R) - Trinity J., Madison W., Waynisha C., Morgan P.,
Hannah S., Payton M., Markeah G. (Not Pictured), Zibrya B. (Not Pictured)