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School News & Announcements

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.

Field Trips

Field Trip


Kindergarten Water Day


Attention Kindergarten Parents

Kindergarten students will have Water Day on May 16th. More information will be sent home soon.

Daffodil Visits Ruskin Elementary


Students from Daffodil Preschool will visit Ruskin Elementary School on May 15th.

Kindergarten Ag Day

Ag Day

All Ware County Kindergarten students will participate in Ag Day on May 17th.

Progress Reports

Progress ReportsProgress Reports were sent home today. Please sign and return it tomorrow. Thanks!

Academic Booster Award Ceremony

Academic Award

The Academic Booster Awards Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 1st at Ware Middle School in the auditorium at 7:00 pm. Please make plans to attend.

Talent Show

Talent Show

We are having a Talent Show on May 5th from 1:00 – 2:00 pm! Ruskin's 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will be in the spotlight as they show off their talents! Parents are invited to come and show their support!


Ganas Farms Helps Stemify Ruskin

Ganas Farms

Thank you for partnering to with us to Stemify Ruskin!


Fifth Grade Middle School Orientation

Middle School Orientation

Fifth grade students will travel to Ware County Middle School for orientation on May 9th.

Water Day Celebration

Water Day CelebrationStudents scoring proficient or above on their End of Grade Assessments will participate in a Water Day Celebration. Work hard and do your best!

Congratulations Lillian Gregory!

Lillian GregoryWe want to congratulate Lillian Gregory for placing 3rd at State in the Fifth Grade Fair Bear Writing Competition! Way to go!

Blue Raspberry Slushie

Blue Raspberry Slushie

Students can enjoy a Blue Raspberry Slushie on Friday during their lunch. They are being sold for $1 each. Slushies must be purchased by Thursday afternoon. 

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.

Ruskin Elementary Students Get Dirty with STEM

Ruskin Kindergartners planting pecan seeds with Mr Ganas

National Elementary Honor Society Induction Ceremony


Ruskin's National Elementary Society Induction Ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 27th at 6 pm.

A Message from Our Friends at Southeast Health District


ELITE Primary Care of Waycross

ELITE Primary Care of Waycross

We thank ELITE Primary Care of Waycross for their support of Ruskin Elementary.

Kindergarten Transition Event is Coming Soon!

Kindergarten Transition

Republic Services Lends a Hand to Ruskin Elementary's STEM Project

Republic Services

Ruskin Elementary NEHS Gives to Waycross House of Hope

House of Hope 1


House of Hope 2

Ware County School System Announces Young Georgia Author System Winners

YGA Winners

Kindergarten and First Grade Field Trip


Field Trip

Kindergarten and First Grade Field Trip


Kindergarten and First Grade are going on a field trip to the Waycross Mall Cinemas on Thursday, May 11, 2017. The students are very excited about watching the movie SING! We are asking each student to bring $8.00 to pay for the cost of the movie, a drink, and popcorn.  Due to the limited seating in the theater, only the students, chaperones, and their teachers can attend.  Please return the field trip form and money to your child’s teacher no later than April 28, 2017. If you have any questions, please call the school or contact your child’s teacher. Thanks!

Ware County High School Holding Shoe Drive

Shoe Drive.

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 Schools Earn State Awards of Distinction

State Awards of Distinction

Family Reading Night Draws a Crowd

Family Reading Night Draws a Crowd

Ruskin Supports Happy Camper!

Ruskin Supports Happy Camper!

Ware County School District Honors Fair Bear Writing Contest Winners

Fair Bear Winners

Ruskin Elementary Hosts Community Parent Event

Community Night

Ruskin Elementary Kindergartners are Math Superstars

Ruskin Math Superstars

Spring 2017 GaDOE Newsletter


Special Week Honors Georgia's School Board Members

School Board Members

Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018




Dental Care Assembly

Dental Assembly




2016-2017 High-Progress School

Georgia Milestone Assessment Information

Georgia Milestone Assessment

Ware County School System Holds Teacher Recruitment Fair

Job Fair

WCHS HOSA Students Visit Local Schools to Provide Preventative Education


HOSA Visit 1


HOSA Visit 2

Ruskin Elementary's School-Wide STEM Project Gains Momentum

STEM Project Gains Momentum

Family Night with Adrian Peterson Hailed a Success

Adrian Peterson

Ruskin Elementary Jaguars Roar at Regional Tech Fair

tech fair

Ware County Middle School Student Erin M. Wins System Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee

Ruskin Elementary School Earns Governor Deal's Gold Award for Greatest Gains


Georgia Parent Survey Parent Survey

Parents/Guardians of students at Ruskin Elementary School:

Please take the following Georgia Parent Survey. It contains 24 questions and will be used to calculate part of Ruskin’s School Climate Rating. The survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. You can complete the survey using your personal computer, smartphone, or tablet. If you do not have access to the internet, please contact Janna Jones at 912-287-2325.

Georgia Parent Survey:  http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp

Ruskin Elementary's Nutrition Department is Headed to State!

We Are Going to State!!

2017 IEP Parent Survey


2017 IEP Parent Survey Link


The parent survey consists of 10 questions and is open to all families of students with disabilities.


For paper surveys in Spanish, contact the Georgia Center for Assessment (1-888-392-8977).

Ruskin Elementary wins the 2016 GOLD AWARD for the Greatest Gains! Ruskin Elementary School

Ruskin Elementary has earned the 2016 Gold Award for the Greatest Gains. Ruskin has exhibited high growth in student achievement as presented by Governor Nathan Deal. In addition, Ruskin Elementary has earned a CCRPI score of 82.6 which is the county's highest elementary school score for 2016.

Ruskin Elementary Rises to the Top in National SumDog Math Competition


Ware School District Achieves 2016 GSBA Distinguished School Board Status

Distinguished BoardWare School District Achieves 2016 GSBA Distinguished School Board Status

Ware County School District Holds 2nd Annual Student Technology Fair


Ruskin Does an Outstanding Job at Ware County Tech Fair

Ruskin Tech Fair Winners


Ruskin Elementary Honors Veterans


Ruskin Elementary Holds Title I Community Meeting

Ruskin Elementary Student Perform Surgery

Slash Pine Electric Membership Corporation Donates Funds to the Ware County Board of Education

Ware County Schools Receives Golden Radish Award for Farm to School Accomplishments

Ruskin Elementary Supports Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Ware BOE Board Members Sworn In

NEWS FLASH... Ruskin Elementary's Principal is Missing!

Students are on the hunt to solve the mystery of, "Who Kidnapped our Principal?"

Native American Heritage Comes Alive at Ruskin

Ruskin Elementary Hosts Grand Event

Ruskin hosts Grandparents Day event for special guests

Prayers for our Raylee Metts

Prayers for our Raylee Metts

Ruskin Elementary Students are Having a BLAST Learning New Skills

Ware County School System to Participate in Community Eligibility Provision

All students will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost.

Ruskin Elementary Parent Night Draws a Crowd

Ready, Respectful, Responsible Gators Score Free Football Tickets

Ruskin Elementary celebrates PBIS

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