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School News & Announcements

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

Flu Shots Coming in October

Flu Fighter

 

The Ware County Health Department will be offering flu shots to students and staff in October. Flu forms are due October 5th. Please contact the health department for more information. Forms will be sent home with students, but English and Spanish versions are also available at the link below.

English Newsletter

Spanish Newsletter

 

 

 

Students and Staff to Return to School September 18th

Reopen Monday

 

All schools in the Ware County School District will resume a regular operating schedule on Monday, September 18th. Students will not be required to make up the lost days resulting from Hurricane Irma; however, all staff members will be required to make up the missed days to meet the terms of their contracts. All scheduled holidays will remain intact for students and staff members at this time. We look forward to seeing  all students and staff members on Monday, September 18th. 

 

We would like to take a moment to thank the community for their support during this difficult week. The hospitality you showed to evacuees and the unified spirit we felt as everyone pulled together is proof that we live in a fine community. Thank you!

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.

All Ware County Schools Remain Closed for Students

Schools Closed for Students

 

All Ware County Schools will be closed for students the remainder of the week. Staff members who are able should report to school at 9:00am both days.

Ware County vs Northside Game Rescheduled

Game Rescheduled

 

 

‪The Ware Co. vs Northside football game scheduled for Friday, Sept. 15 has been moved to Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 at 7:30pm‬. Additional information will be released once power has been restored. Please help us spread the word, and stay safe! 

GOOOOO GATORS!

American Red Cross Shelter Information

ARC Shelter

 

The American Red Cross will open a shelter at Ware County High School on Friday, September 8th at 5:00pm for families and individuals seeking relief from Hurricane Irma. The school, which is located at 700 Victory Drive in Waycross, GA, will have 500 cots available for use.

 

Evacuees must bring medications, bedding (pillow and blanket), towels, hygiene items, and clothing. Service animals are permitted within the shelter, but evacuees should make other arrangements for pets. We anticipate that the Okefenokee Fair Grounds will open as a shelter for pets and will post more information on Facebook and our website when it becomes available.

Ware County Schools to Close for Hurricane Irma

 

Early Release

 

School Closed

 

Click "READ MORE" for details.

 

 

Hurricane Irma - Ware County Schools Update: 9/5/17

Hurricane Irma

 

Ware County School System officials are working closely with Emergency Management Agency officials to monitor the status of Hurricane Irma. We are studying forecast track models as they are released several times daily to determine what effect the storm may have on our area so that any decisions affecting Ware County students and employees, as well as the greater community, can be made as soon as possible with the most accurate information available.

 

We will advise all stakeholders via One Call, social media, school/system websites, radio, and television should a decision be made to cancel or alter school services.

 

The latest briefing from the National Weather Service for the Jacksonville, FL area can be found at this link: http://www.weather.gov/media/jax/briefings/nws-jax-briefing.pdf.

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

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

 

Top Ten

 

 

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

Additional Safety Warning for August 21st's Solar Eclipse

Safety

 

Dr. Michael Schecter, an optometrist in the Columbus, OH area, urges all spectators to enjoy the coming eclipse from the safety of the television rather than viewing it live. Click "Read More" to hear what he has to say.

Role Model "The Science Machine" Michael Green brings science alive at Williams Heights!
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Safety Information About the Upcoming Solar Eclipse Event

safety tips

 

 

Our friends at Prevent Blindness have created a helpful fact sheet about the upcoming total solar eclipse event. Click on the link to check it out!

 

http://www.ware.k12.ga.us/docs/district/News%20Files/FS110_SolarEclipse.pdf

Gearing Up for an Awesome School Year!
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Great things are happening in Ware County at Williams Heights, and we can't wait to open our doors on August 3rd for the 2017-2018 school year! Our teachers are gearing up for a fantastic year, and we are so looking forward to seeing you and your family on Tuesday, August 1st, from 4:00-6:00 pm for Open House. Go Hawks!! 

School Bells Will Soon Be Ringing!

Wacona Elementary

 

Ware County teachers are "gearing" up for a great school year! See you on August 3rd!

Williams Heights Elementary Named 2017 Highest Performing Reward School
 Ribbon Title 1

 

The Georgia Department of Education released its 2016-2017 list of Title I Reward Schools. We are so pleased to announce that Williams Heights was named a 2017 Highest Performing Reward School (based on 2013-2015 data). A Highest-Performing School is among the five percent of the state’s Title I schools with the absolute highest performance, over three years, for the “all students” group on the statewide assessments.

Williams Heights Student Wins Local Area Writing Competition

WHES YGA

Williams Heights Wins 1st at Science Olympiad Competition!

Science Olympiad

Six Williams Heights' Students Win Georgia Cities Week Art Contest

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Upcoming Title 1 Parent Engagement Events

                            Upcoming Events

Williams Heights Elementary School would like to invite all parents, guardians, and stakeholders of Williams Heights’ students to participate in a variety of activities and events during the month of May. We look forward to holding conversations with you about important student learning goals and define a plan of action that will help teachers and families form a partnership to improve student achievement. We value your input and feedback!

Kami W. and Stella K. Win District Young Georgia Author's Competition!

YGA

Ware County School System Announces Young Georgia Author System Winners

YGA Winners

Ware County Schools Earn State Awards of Distinction

State Awards of Distinction

Accelerated Reader Program Getting Results at Williams Heights Elementary School

AR Readers

Special Week Honors Georgia's School Board Members

School Board Members

Ware County School System Holds Teacher Recruitment Fair

Job Fair

Williams Heights Students Honor Black History Month

Black History Month

Williams Heights holds Kindness Adventure Assembly for PBIS

Kindness Adventure Assembly

Williams Heights Students Headed to State Technology Fair

State Tech Fair Reps

Williams Heights Students Raise Money for St. Jude

St. Jude Math-A-Thon

Family Night with Adrian Peterson Hailed a Success

Adrian Peterson

Ware BOE Board Members Sworn In

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