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February is CTAE Month

Small engine repair


Daffodil experience

Ware County High School Counselors Pilot CICO Program

CICO Program

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.



Ware County Schools Personnel Learn to Stop the Bleed

Stop the Bleed Trainees

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"!

Ware County Schools Hosts Transportation/Professional Development Facility Groundbreaking Ceremony


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

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


Homecoming 2017 Spirit Week


Homecoming 2017 Dress Code


WCHS Homecoming Game and Dance is Friday, October 6 . .  The Homecoming Dance is will start immediately following the football game and will end at midnight. Click here for important information about the dance dress code. .

Parent Meeting for 9th, 10th, and 11th Grade


WCHS will host its annual parent meeting for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students on Tuesday, September 12 at 6:30 pm in the Performing Arts Center. We hope all ECHS 9th, 10th, and 11th grade parents and studenst will be able to attend this informative event.

Pocket Change for Hurricane Harvey Relief


Hurricane Harvey Relief


Annual Title 1 Parent Meeting


Annual Title I Parent Meeting, Monday August 28th at 5:30 PM in the PAC

All parents are invited to attend to review Title I parent/family involvement plans and school compacts. 

2017-2018 Initial School Council Meeting


2017-2018 Initial School Council Meeting, Monday August 28th at 6 PM in the PAC

Parents, students, and community business leaders are invited to attend as WCHS newly elected officers lead the first School Council meeting of the school year.

12th Grade Parent/Student Meeting and Mini College Fair


Senior night and mini-college fair for parents and students on August 22 at 6:30 PM in the Performing Arts Center at WCHS.

Ware County Schools to Dismiss Early Aug. 21

Early Dismissal

August 21st Schedule for Dismissal:


Daffodil Pre-K: 10:30 AM
Elementary/WCLC: 11:00 AM
Middle Schools: 11:45 AM
High School: 12:15 PM


Read more at the link!

Ninth Grade Open House Announced

Ninth Grade Open House

Come join us!

Open House

Volleyball Summer Camp Opportunity

Summer Volleyball Camp

Contact Coach Alesia Gibson at (912) 550-1296 for more info.

WCHS Graduation Available Online!


Tonight's graduation ceremony, which will be at 7:00pm at Memorial Stadium, will be streamed live for the convenience of our community and the friends and family of our graduates.


Please visit http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/ware-county-high-school-waycross-ga to watch online beginning at 6:30pm.


Congratulations to the Class of 2017! Dream big, and then go make it happen!



Gator Mini Cheer Camp Opportunity

cheer camp

Summer Soccer Camp Camp Opportunity


Summer Basketball Camp Opportunity

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Auxiliary Kid Camp Scheduled for June 2

Auxiliary Kid Camp

Football Program Cover Art Contest Open Now through May 26th

Cover Contest

Ware County High School Shoe Drive Continues through May 31st

Shoe Drive


The Ware County High School Shoe Drive will continue through May 31 and into the next school year. Please place each matching pair in grocery bags that are tied off to eliminate the need to re-sort shoes into matching pairs. Donations can be dropped off at Ware County High School's main entrance.

WCHS Senior, Jet T. Featured in Article


Summer Feeding Program is Coming Soon

Summer Feeding Program


The Ware County School System's School Nutrition staff is gearing up for our summer meal program that will begin on Tuesday, May 30th and conclude on Friday, July 14th. If you have a camp, summer school, church mission project, or VBS that feeds children, we would LOVE to HELP you! We can provide breakfast and/or lunch FREE to children 18 years and younger. For more information regarding the program or site applications, please call the School Nutrition office at 912.287.2304.

Waycross Bank and Trust Provides Breakfast for WCHS Faculty and Staff


Sports Physicals Have Been Rescheduled




Athletic Physicals have been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 12th at Waycross Middle School. Free physicals will be offered to student athletes who have been prescreened at their respective schools.

WCHS Prom 2017



Prom 2017 will be held on Saturday, April 15 at Waycross City Audiorium. Prom tickets will be on sale during lunch starting Monday, April 3. Cost is $20 if purchased April 3 - 7 and $25 if purchased April 10 - 12.

Make sure your are dressed appropriately. Click here for Prom dress code.

End-Of-Year Senior Information


Read more for information on Senior Honor's program, Grad Bash, credit recovery and repair, fines, final exams, and graduation!


Ware County vs. Coffee County Football Game Moved to Thursday, August 31 at 7:30pm

Severe Weather Alert

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

Gators are All In for PBIS!


Skit tours are a huge success as students learn appropriate behaviors through student-led skits during TAA!.

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.



CDC Reporting Rise in Cases of Influenza and Gastrointestinal Virus

Health Alert


An Important Message from Nurse Coordinator Lynn Rivers:

With the return of students and staff from the Christmas and Holiday Break, we are seeing students and staff members in the clinics with flu-like symptoms and the gastrointestinal virus.  Safety precautions, including cleaning desks, light switches, keyboards and other areas the students are touching frequently, are being taken to reduce spread of infection.  The flu season seems to be more severe this season. Please click "Read More" for important safety tips from the CDC to help keep our students healthy. Thank you!


The Wizard of Oz


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





A Message from Our Friends at Southeast Health District


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. 

Ware County High School Holding Shoe Drive

Shoe Drive.

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. 

Peach State Tour


The Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, and the University of Georgia will host a workshop for students and parents on Wednesday, Aug. 30 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the Performing Arts Center at WCHS. Topics include: early and regular college admission, advanced placement courses, financial aid and much more!

WCHS DECA Students Win at Region Competition


Parents of Special Education Students Invited to Complete Survey

Parents of Special Education or Early Intervention Program students are invited to take a Georgia Department of Education survey by clicking on the link:





Thank you for your valuable feedback!

Ware County Future Farmers of America Very Successful at Winter Events




FFA Ag Sales Team

Hanna S. is Crowned Miss WCHS


PSAT is Coming Soon....Register Now


Attention 9th and 11th grade students!  If you are interested in signing up to take the PSAT on October 25, see Ms. Davis now.  Deadline for registration is Thursday, October 5.  The cost of the test is $15.  

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 Students of the Month - Febuary

wWCHS Students of the month for Febuary - From L to R: Jeremiah O.(Chaps), Taylor A. (TIME), Kennia K. (Cornerstone). Valeria P. (Ware A & M)

WCHS Wins Big at the Georgia Education Technology Fair!


Ethan T. won first place honors in the 11/12 grade Animation category.


Lewis A.(L) and Mureed S.(R) won second place and scholarships in the 11/12 grade Device Modification category.  

Exciting News for Substitute Teachers!

ESS Logo


Ware County Schools has partnered with ESSISource4Teachers to manage our substitute program. A leader in K-12 staffing, ESSISource4Teachers is now responsible for the hiring, training, and placement of all daily and long-term substitute teachers. Substitutes hired through ESSISource4Teachers will have access to medical, vision/dental, and 401K benefits as well as have the ability to work 40 hours a week and be paid on a weekly basis. 


If you're interested in working as a substitute for our district, please visit www.ESS.jobs to apply or call 877.983.2244 for more information. 

WCHS Teachers of the Month - February

wWCHS Teachers of the month for February - From L to R: Aaron Harwood (TIME), Rachel Grimes (CHAPS), Jamie Abrams (Cornerstone),  not pictured - Christen Bush (Ware A & M)

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

Band and Board


Band Members

Ware CTAE October 2017 Newsletter
FIRST Lego Robotics Competition Coming Soon!


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.

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)


Abby G. is 2018 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist!

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

Two More Ware County Schools Rank in the Top Ten 2018 Niche Standout Schools in Georgia

Top 10

Sgt. Jesse Hambrick to provide FREE Seminar - "How to Stay Safe in a Digital World"



Nationally recognized speaker Sgt. Jesse Hambrick of the Douglas Co. Georgia's Sheriff's Office will provide a FREE seminar at Ware County Middle School's auditorium on October 19, 2017 at 5:30pm. Sgt. Hambrick will share what every adult and student needs to know to stay safe in a digital world during the 90-minute event. Seminar content will include helping adults learn to recognize vault apps and other dangerous online/social media practices common to students, such as cyberbullying, sexting (audience appropriate), and making good choices with digital footprints. Please share this message with anyone in the southeast Georgia area who you think would be interested in attending. The public is invited to attend.

Ware County School System Announces Young Georgia Author System Winners

YGA Winners

Strike Out Cancer with the Lady Gators!

The WCHS Softball Team is partnering with Campground Clothing Company and Mattie's Mission to help strike out cancer. Come support the Lady Gators as they take on Appling Co. and enjoy the festivities during the game on September 5th. JV game starts at 4:00pm, and the Varsity game begins at 6:00pm, with Opening Ceremony scheduled for 5:40pm.


There will be activities for the whole family, including Camp Rock painting, a raffle, "In Memory Of" balloons, Butterfly Release, and the opportunity to purchase Campground Clothing shirts or Mattie's Mission shirts. Please like and share to help us get the word out. #gogold #CampgroundClothing #MattiesMission #strikeoutcancer


Strike Out Cancer

Congratulations Ware County High School STAR Student Lewis A. and STAR Teacher Mary Alice Aldridge

STAR Student and Teacher

Parents Have the Home Field Advantage

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


Team Ware members believe that involved parents make a substantial difference in the academic life of their children and in our school and community. Every staff member, parent, and community stakeholder plays an important role in supporting parental engagement in our schools. No one can do it alone. Team Ware is in the game to win, and the reward is our children's success!


Parents set the foundation for a child's success in school. So, use your home for the home field advantage! Check out these four tips to get in the game. #teamware #getinthegame


September 2017 Newletter

Congratulations to the WCHS JROTC Drill Team Region Champs!

JROTC Drill Team Region Champs

CTAE Gator Futures August 2017 Newsletter

Aug 2017 Newsletter


Click the image to read the inaugural edition of the CTAE Gator Futures newsletter!

Ware School District Launches STEM Initiative To Prepare Students For A Global Economy


Ware BOE Recognizes Ms. Ava Gill as March Golden Achievement Winner

March 2017 Golden Achievement Winner

NFL Football Star Adrian Peterson Visits Ware County Students

Peterson and Student

Waycross-Ware County Community Members Invited to Visit Teen Maze

Teen Maze Event

We are Team Ware! Are you?

Ware County Schools is unveiling a new slogan this school year: We are Team Ware!


We believe our children succeed when we work together as a team - staff, parents, and the community. We're all in the game to win, and the reward is our children's success. We need YOU on the team! The big game kicks off Tuesday, August 1st at Open House. Come meet your child's teachers and get to know the other players on the team.


Team Ware starts with Team meetings! Meeting and communicating with teachers and administrators can have an enormous impact on your child's attitude toward school, learning, and success in the classroom. Check out these 5 tips to get in the game!



August 2017

Ware County Schools Earn State Awards of Distinction

State Awards of Distinction

Ware County High School Band Students Earn District Honors

Honor Band

Special Week Honors Georgia's School Board Members

School Board Members

WCHS HOSA Students Visit Local Schools to Provide Preventative Education


HOSA Visit 1


HOSA Visit 2