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WCHS DECA Students Win at Region Competition

WCHS DECA Winners

Ware County Future Farmers of America Very Successful at Winter Events

FFA ATE Team

 

 

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

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

Band and Board

 

Band Members

Ware County Schools to Host Teacher Recruitment Fair

Job Fair Announcement

 

The Ware County School System is hosting a Teacher Recruitment Fair on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 9:00 - 11:00am in the Performing Arts Center lobby at Ware County High School. If you know of an education major graduating in December 2017 or May 2018 or a current educator who is looking to relocate to our area, please let him or her know about the upcoming fair.

 

We are looking for teachers and paraprofessionals who are available for employment beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. Each Ware County school will have a table at the fair, and potential new hires will have an opportunity to speak with administrators regarding job opportunities. Applicants are asked to bring an updated resume.

 

For more information, please call (912) 283-8656. 

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

 

 

 

 

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. 

FIRST Lego Robotics Competition Coming Soon!

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

winner

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

Ware CTAE October 2017 Newsletter
WCHS Highlights Digital Citizenship

 

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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

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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

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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"

Hambrick

 

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.

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

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

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

GaDOE STEM Visit

NFL Football Star Adrian Peterson Visits Ware County Students

Peterson and Student

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 School System Announces Young Georgia Author System Winners

YGA Winners

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

STAR Student and Teacher

Congratulations to the WCHS JROTC Drill Team Region Champs!

JROTC Drill Team Region Champs

Ware County Schools Earn State Awards of Distinction

State Awards of Distinction

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

March 2017 Golden Achievement Winner

Waycross-Ware County Community Members Invited to Visit Teen Maze

Teen Maze Event

Family Night with Adrian Peterson Hailed a Success

Adrian Peterson

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

Ware County School System Holds Teacher Recruitment Fair

Job Fair

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