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STEM Plant Sale Video
STEM Mother's Day Plant Sale

Mothers Day Plant Sale
Venta de plantas de día de la madre 
Plantas: 6" bote de $3,50
Full el sol plantas con flores: olla de 4" por $2.50
¡Envíe su dinero hoy!

Mystery Attendance Celebration

Mystery Attendance Celebration

Celebración de asistencia misteriosa 
Los estudiantes que estén presentes TODOS LOS DÍAS del 16 de abril al 25 de mayo podrán participar en nuestra Celebración de Asistencia Misterio de fin de año.

Friends Page for Yearbook

Friends Page for Yearbook
 

¡LLAMANDO A TODOS LOS AMIGOS!

Anuario Amigos Mensajes
Envía a tus amigos un mensaje en el anuario por solo $1. 
Los mensajes no deben tener más de 120 caracteres de largo.
¡Compra el tuyo hoy!

Ruskin Elementary Holds NEHS Induction Ceremony

Ruskin NEHS

GMAS Testing

GMAS

Buenas noches, Familia Jaguar, 

Recuerde que Georgia Milestones para los grados tres y cinco comenzará mañana por la mañana. Asegúrese de que su hijo descanse lo suficiente, desayune y llegue a la escuela a tiempo. ¡Esperamos con ansias las pruebas exitosas mientras nuestros Jaguars terminan fuertes! Gracias por tu apoyo.

 

2018 Georgia Cities Coloring Contest

Coloring Contest

NEHS INDUCTION CEREMONY

NEHS

RUSKIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HOLDS NEHS INDUCTION CEREMONY

Parent Engagement Survey

Your Opinion Matters

 

Parent engagement surveys were sent home. Students returning it will receive a popsicle at lunch. You can also take the survey by clicking on the link below. Thanks in advance!

Las encuestas de participación de los padres fueron enviadas a casa. Los estudiantes que regresen recibirán una paleta en el almuerzo. También puede realizar la encuesta haciendo clic en el enlace a continuación. ¡Gracias por adelantado!

TAKE THE SURVEY NOW

Senior Yearbook Ads

Yearbook Ads
 

ATENCIÓN PADRES DE 5º GRADO: El viernes, 13 de abril es la fecha límite para comprar un anuncio del anuario de 5º grado. Página completa - $ 20, 1/2 página - $ 10 y 1/4 página - $ 5 Póngase en contacto con Athena Harwood (atharwood@ware.k12.ga.us) o Tammy Young (tyoung@ware.k12.ga.us) por correo electrónico o llamando a la escuela al 912-287-2325.

SENIOR YEARBOOK ADS

Senior Yearbook Ad

Ordena tu Anuncio Senior Hoy! La fecha límite se ha extendido hasta el 13 de abril.

El anuncio del anuario es una excelente manera para que los padres / tutores de quinto grado celebren el comienzo de los años de escuela primaria de su hijo. Puede incluir fotos de su hijo creciendo, familiares y amigos, ocasiones memorables, imágenes prediseñadas y un mensaje personal. Los anuncios se venden en tres tamaños diferentes: $ 20 para un anuncio de página completa, $ 10 para un anuncio de media página y $ 5 para un anuncio de una cuarta parte de una página. Puede diseñar su propia página o el comité del anuario lo diseñará para usted. 

Por favor, póngase en contacto con la Sra. Harwood (atharwood@ware.k12.ga.us o 912-287-2325) o la Sra. Young (tyoung@ware.k12.ga.us o 912-287-2325) con preguntas. También puede enviar su anuncio como un documento PDF a estas direcciones de correo electrónico.

YEARBOOKS ARE NOW ON SALE!

Yearbooks are now on sale

Ordene su anuario por $ 20. Los pedidos vencen el 1 de mayo. Los estudiantes que compren un anuario serán invitados a la fiesta de firma del anuario el 24 de mayo.
 

YEARBOOK ORDER FORM

Spring Break 2018

Spring Break 2018
 

e Las escuelas del condado observarán las vacaciones de primavera del 2 al 6 de abril de 2018

Early Release on 3.30.2018

Early Release 3.30.2018

 

30 de marzo es el lanzamiento temprano
Autobuses dará a conocer en los siguientes horarios:
* 11:00: Narciso, Harrell Learning Center y el centro de aprendizaje del Condado de Ware
* 11:45: Centro de la escuela primaria
* 12:00: otras escuelas
* 12:30: las mercancías County High School
* 13:00: las mercancías de Condado de la escuela intermedia y secundaria Waycross 

Ware County Schools to Host Summer STEM Camp for Area 1st - 5th graders

STEM Camp Info

Spring Fling Dance

Spring Fling Dance
 

Baile de Spring Fling para estudiantes de 3 °, 4 ° y 5 ° grado 30 de marzo - 9: 45-11am - Admisión de $ 5 Las concesiones se venderán por 50 centavos y $ 1.

Field Day Concessions

Field Day Concessions

Senior Yearbook Ad Sale

Yearbook Ad

¡Compre su anuncio del anuario senior hoy! La fecha límite es 3.30.18.

Autism Awareness Day is April 14th

Autism Flyer

Field Day Order Form

Field Day

MARCH 28, 2018

SHIRT ORDER FORM 

K-2 Movie Day

K-2 Movie Day

Ware County Schools Earn Distinction of Being Title I Rewards Schools

Title I Rewards School Principals

Bunny Ears

Bunny Ears

Estamos vendiedo orejas de conejo antes de la escela por $3. Consique el toya hoy!

Pennies for Patients
Pennies for Patients 1 Pennies for Patients 2

 

March 12 - 16, 2018 is School Board Appreciation Week

Ware Co. Board of Education Members and Superintendent

Georgia State Patrol Officer Volunteers at Ruskin Elementary

Sgt. Taylor and Mrs. Boggs' students

Okefenokee RESA Director and Area Superintendents Visit Capitol

Superintendents and RESA Director with Rep. Chad Nimmer

 

Okefenokee RESA Director Greg Jacobs and Superintendents from the Okefenokee RESA District, including Ware County Superintendent Jim L. LeBrun, visited the Capitol on March 7th to share legislative concerns with and receive updates from key lawmakers recently. The regional leaders are shown here with Representative Chad Nimmer. 

Georgia Student Technology Competition

MG Tech Competition

Ayesha P. and Chloe R. represented Ruskin in the Georgia Student Technology Competition at Middle Georgia State University. We are so proud of you!

WE MET YOUR GOAL!

Breakfast Goal

Talent Show
St. Patrick's Day Sale

St. Patrick's Day

We are selling St. Patrick’s Day items. Please see the attachment for the items and prices. Make sure to get yours today!


Estamos vendiendo artículos del Día de San Patricio. Por favor, consulte el archivo adjunto de los artículos y precios. ¡Asegúrate de conseguir el tuyo hoy!

Farm Hat Day

Hat Day 1     Hat Day 2

Class Pictures

Class Pictures 1     Class Picture 2

FFA-FCCLA CAMP OPPORTUNITIES


CAMP 1     CAMP 2

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

Ruskin 2nd Grade

 

 

icky germs

 

 

Mrs. Thompson's students

Ruskin Elementary School Students Shine at Dr. Mamie Kennedy Oratorical Contest

Speech Competition

Dr. Seuss Week

Dr. Seuss 2018

HAT ORDER FORM
Haga click en el enlace de arriba para la version en espanol. 

Georgia Quiz Bowl Competition

GQB

Ruskin Elementary’s Georgia Quiz Bowl Team competed today at the Wacona Elementary Competition. The team earned the Sportsmanship Award. We are so proud of them! 

 

Georgia Quiz Bowl provides students in third through fifth grade an opportunity to learn important events in Georgia. Ruskin’s team members include: Onacia H., Ayesha P., Chloe C., Josue D., and Chrishaud B. The coach is Anita Lee.

 

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops

We continue to collect Box Tops. Please send these in a bag with your child's name written
on it. The class that collects the most Box
Tops will win a pizza party. 

Spring Pictures

Spring Pictures

Las fotos de primavera y clase se
tomarán el 2/23/2018.

Parent Teacher Conferences - Spanish

Parent Teacher Conferences - Spanish

Parent - Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences - English

Georgia Department of Education Parent Survey


Ga DOE

2017 – 2018 Georgia Parent Survey

Please use you tablet, phone, or computer to follow the link to complete our school survey.

Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. Results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below.

Georgia Parent Survey:

http://gshs.gadoe.org/parents

Thank you for taking the survey. It should only take five to ten minutes.  

Haga clic en el enlace LEER MÁS para leer la información en español.

Ruskin Elementary Students are 100 Days Smarter!

Ruskin Elementary 100 Days Smarter

Ruskin Elementary Thanks Coastal Pines for STEM Support with a Unique Gift

CPTC officials stand beneath stingray logo

Waycross Bank and Trust Makes Generous Donation of Safety Goggles to K-8 Ware Schools

Waycross Bank and Trust Goggle Donation

Ware County School System Announces District Spelling Bee Winners

Spelling Bee Winners

 

Spelling Bee Finalists

Georgia Student Health Survey

Your Voice Matters

CLICK HERE FOR LETTER IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH

A permission letter allowing your child to participate in an anonymous survey identifying school climate issues that impacts student achievement was sent home this week. Please consider allowing your child to take this anonymous survey at school. If you do not want your child to participate in this survey, please sign and return the permission form to your child’s teacher. Thanks for your participation.

 

Una carta de permiso que le permite a su hijo participar en una encuesta anónima que identifica los problemas del clima escolar que afecta el rendimiento estudiantil será enviada a casa esta semana. Considere permitir que su hijo realice esta encuesta anónima en la escuela. Si no desea que su hijo participe en esta encuesta, firme y devuelva el formulario de permiso al maestro de su hijo. Gracias por tu participación.

Ware County Schools Personnel Learn to Stop the Bleed

Stop the Bleed Trainees

Third Annual Ware County Student Technology Competition Held at Waycross Middle School

Ruskin Elementary Tech Comp Winners

Ware County Schools Hosts Transportation/Professional Development Facility Groundbreaking Ceremony

Groundbreaking

FAMILY MATH NIGHT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Attention

 

The Family Math Night scheduled for 1/18/2018 is cancelled and will be rescheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience.


La Noche Familiar de Matemáticas programada para el 1/18/2018 se cancela y se volverá a programar.

DAFFODIL Pre-K Registration for School Year 2018-2019 is Now Underway!

Registration Graphic

 

Click Read More to learn more!

Title I Math Meeting

Family Math Night

Please make plans to attend our Title I Family Math Night on Thursday, 1/18/2018 at 5pm. Planifique asistir a nuestra Noche Familiar de Matemáticas de Título I el jueves, 1/18/2018 a las 5 p.m.

Click here for more information.

School Holiday


MLK Day

No hay clases el lunes en observación del día de Martin Luther King, Jr.

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!

 

Ware County Schools Recruitment Fair Quickly Approaching

Recruitment Flyer

 

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 encourage him or her to come meet our principals and district office administrators during this event.

 

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. Interested applicants can apply for a position by visiting:

https://www.easyhrweb.com/JC_W…/JobListings/joblistings.aspx

Click on Administrator, Teacher, or Paraprofessional to begin the application process.

Thank you!

Christmas Coke

Satilla Rural Electric Membership Corporation Representatives Visit Ruskin Elementary School Students

SREMC Representatives

REPUBLIC SERVICES LENDS A HAND TO RUSKIN ELEMENTARY'S STEM PROJECT

REPUBLIC SERVICES LENDS A HAND TO RUSKIN ELEMENTARY'S STEM PROJECT

RUSKIN ELEMENTARY + COASTAL PINES TECHNICAL COLLEGE = A GREAT PLACE TO LEARN!

RUSKIN ELEMENTARY + COASTAL PINES TECHNICAL COLLEGE = A GREAT PLACE TO LEARN!

COASTAL PINES TECHNICAL COLLEGE'S THOMAS WESLEY VISITS RUSKIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL'S 5TH GRADERS

COASTAL PINES TECHNICAL COLLEGE'S THOMAS WESLEY VISITS RUSKIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL'S 5TH GRADERS

RUSKIN ELEMENTARY HOSTS SUCCESSFUL FAMILY READING NIGHT

RUSKIN ELEMENTARY HOSTS SUCCESSFUL FAMILY READING NIGHT

RUSKIN ELEMENTARY STUDENTS VISIT COASTAL PINES TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Coastal Pines Visit

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. 

Ruskin Elementary Students Visit Coastal Pines Technical College

Ruskin students visit Mark Deal, Horticulture teacher, at CPTC.

Ruskin Elementary Students Learn Accounting to Support STEM Initiative

Kimberly Rogers of CPTC visits Ruskin Elementary

Thanksgiving Luncheon

Thanksgiving Luncheon 2017

Parents, students, staff, and community members enjoyed the Thanksgiving Luncheon prepared by our amazing lunchroom ladies. For more photos, please visit Ruskin Elementary School's Facebook page. 

Ruskin Elementary Showcases Efforts at STEM Night

STEM Night 1

 

 

STEM Night 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. 

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. 

Kindergarten Christmas Sing Along

 

Christmas Sing Along

Por favor haga planes para cantar con nuestros alumnos de Kinder mientras cantan canciones de Navidad el jueves, 7 de diciembre a las 6pm.

Christmas Luncheon

Christmas Luncheon 2017

 

Por favor haga planes para asistir al almuerzo de Navidad
para Primero,  Tercero y Quinto Grados.

Can Food Drive

Can Food Drive

 

Ayuda a Ruskin RISE UP a ayudar a otros donando alimentos. Estos alimentos pueden ayudar a los menos afortunados durante la temporada de vacaciones. La colección continuará hasta el 12/15.

Christmas Luncheon

Holiday Shop

 

 

¡La tienda de regalos navideña ya está abierta! Su hijo puede experimentar la alegría de elegir sus propios regalos navideños especiales para familiares y amigos. El programa está diseñado para permitir a los niños elegir el regalo perfecto en un ambiente familiar y confortable con una variedad de regalos en diferentes rangos de precios. ¡Imagínese la diversión que sorprenderán a un ser querido con un regalo "secreto" que compraron, todo por sí mismos! Se envió un sobre a casa para ayudarlos a decidir para quién quieren comprar regalos y cuánto deberían gastar. Gracias por apoyar nuestra tienda de regalos navideños.

FIRST Lego Robotics Competition Coming Soon!

Flyer

Ruskin Elementary Teachers Attend Garden Symposium to Support STEM Education

Ruskin Elementary Teachers

Coastal Pines Technical College's Thomas Wesley Visits Ruskin Elementary School's 5th Graders

Wedley Addresses Students

 

Wesley Demonstrates Robot

Ruskin Elementary Hosts Successful Family Reading Night

Family Reading Night

Ruskin Elementary School Honors Veterans

Ruskin Veteran's Day Celebration

Jaguars Honor Veterans

Veterans 2017

 

Congratulations Ruskin Jaguars!

CCRPI 2017

¡Una gran noticia!

  • La Escuela Primaria Ruskin obtuvo un puntaje de 85.3 basado en una escala de 100 puntos y una calificación de Clima Escolar de 5 basada en una escala de 5 puntos por el Departamento de Educación de Georgia, y una "B". "Calificación de la Oficina de Logros Estudiantiles del Gobernador. El CCRPI se considera una tarjeta de informe estatal para las escuelas de Georgia.
    El rendimiento general de la Escuela Primaria Ruskin es más alto que el 79% de las escuelas en el estado y es más alto que su distrito..
  • El crecimiento académico de los estudiantes es mayor que el 62% de las escuelas en el estado y más alto que su distrito.
  • El 46.3% de los estudiantes de 3er grado están leyendo al nivel del objetivo o por encima del mismo. 
Early Release

 

Early Release


Alert: AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM SUPT. LEBRUN: Ware County Schools will be having an early release this Friday, November 17th. The Learning Center will dismiss at 11:00 AM, and Daffodil Pre K will dismiss at 11:30 AM. Center Elementary will dismiss at 11:45 AM, and all other Elementary Schools will dismiss at 12:00 Noon. Ware County High School will dismiss at 12:30 PM, and both Middle Schools will dismiss at 1:00 PM. I hope that everyone enjoys a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday! - Superintendent Jim L. LeBrun

 

 

Alerta: ANUNCIO IMPORTANTE DE SUPT. LEBRUN: Las escuelas del condado de Ware tendrán un lanzamiento anticipado este viernes, 17 de noviembre. El Centro de Aprendizaje se cerrará a las 11:00 AM, y Daffodil Pre K se retirará a las 11:30 AM. La Escuela Primaria Center se retirará a las 11:45 a.m., y todas las demás escuelas primarias saldrán a las 12:00 del mediodía. Ware County High School se despedirá a las 12:30 PM, y ambas escuelas secundarias se retirarán a la 1:00 PM. ¡Espero que todos disfruten de unas maravillosas vacaciones de Acción de Gracias! - Superintendente Jim L. LeBrun

Georgia Power Supports System STEM Initiative

STEM Partner

NATIONAL PET AWARENESS MONTH

NATIONAL PET AWARENESS MONTH

PLEASE SEE ATTACHED LETTER FOR MORE INFORMATION
ENGLISH                    SPANISH

TECHNOLOGY T-SHIRT FUNDRAISER
THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON

THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON

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.

STEM Meeting

Please make plans to attend our First Annual STEM Night on 11/02/2017 at 6pm.

 

STEM Meeting

Family Reading Night

Family Reading Night

Please make plans to attend our Family
Reading Night on 10/26/2017 at 6pm. 

Family Reading Night

Red Ribbon Week

Jaguars Say No to Drugs!!

Paws Say No to Drugs

RRW

 

Picture Retakes

Picture Retakes

WE ARE STEMIFYING RUSKIN

HAVE YOU HEARD??

WE ARE STEMIFYING RUSKIN

WHAT IS STEM?
https://youtu.be/5GWhwUN9iaY

STEM Motivational Video
 https://youtu.be/zgB-Diy8imo

 

 

 

WE ARE TEAM WARE

WE ARE TEAM WARE

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

Cancer Awareness Dress Up Days

Cancer Awareness Dress Up Days

Paw Magnets

Paw Magnet

Title I Meeting

Title I Thank You

Ruskin Elementary Declares Curriculum Night a Success

Curriculum Night

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!

Resources for Families, Caregivers, and Teachers

Student Achievement

 

The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement has developed Words2Reading, a web-based literacy resource for families, caregivers, and teachers of children ages birth to eight. This website provides resources with easy-to-use learning tips and opportunities. These great tools can help children increase language, literacy development, and school readiness.

 

Words2Reading also provides an accessible opportunity for parents to subscribe to Ready4KGA. This is an evidence-based text messaging program for families of newborns to 5 years that is provided at no cost. Subscribers will receive fun facts and easy tips that can easily increase your child’s learning. 

 

These websites are accessible on any device with an internet connection. Please help us increase Georgia’s reading goals by sharing this information with others. Thanks!

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

Ruskin's Curriculum Night Draws a Crowd

Curriculum Night

Thank you for coming out to our Curriculum Night and learning more about classroom expectations, curriculum, and communication between home and school. If you have additional questions and/or concerns, please contact your child's teacher.

Ruskin Elementary is Rolling Into A Great School Year

Bus Safety 1

Class Shirts Information and Order Form

Order your RUSKIN Class Shirt Today!

Order Yours Today 

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PBIS Paw Celebration

PBIS Paw Celebration

Paw

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Grandparents Day Luncheon

Grandparents Day Luncheon

Grandparents Day Luncheon

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Atlanta Falcons Kick Off NFL Flag Football Week With 159-County Initiative

Ruskin

 

Falcons Gear

Mrs. Black Helps Ruskin Elementary Students Take "A Step in the Right Direction"

Mrs. Black

Mrs. Andrea Scotton is the August 2017 Golden Achievement Winner

Scotton

 

In her nomination letter, Principal Donna Solomon shared this information with board members:

 

"To the Ware County board of education, superintendent, members and visitors, it is my absolute pleasure to recommend Andrea Scotton as the Golden Achievement winner for the month of August 2017. Mrs. Scotton is truly one of Ruskin's most valuable assets. She is honest, dependable, and incredibly hard-working. In addition to those impressive qualities, she is an outstanding leader and role model for our faculty, staff, and students. 

 

Currently, she works within our Special Education department, where her belief is that all students are able to succeed. It is more than empty words. It is the force that drives her to 'Rise Up' and make a difference in their lives. Along with her undeniable love and compassion for our students, she is a true team player with a positive attitude that invokes the best in all of us at Ruskin. Without a doubt, Mrs. Andrea Scotton is honored by her peers and is most deserving of this most esteemed award."

 

Congratulations, Mrs. Scotton!

Coastal Pines Partners with Ruskin

Coastal Pines

Ruskin Elementary’s STEM project receives a helping hand from Coastal Pines Technical College. Through this Environmentally Aware STEM partnership, Ruskin students in Kindergarten through 5th grade are learning how to preserve or save their environment. STEM activities and lessons will teach students how to manage a greenhouse and a school-wide recycling program along with designing and building alternative fuel racers.

Atlanta Falcons' Rise Up! 159 Club at Ruskin

Atlanta Falcons

Ruskin has been selected by the Atlanta Falcons as the only school in Ware County to be part of their pilot program, the Rise Up! 159 Club. They have provided our students with the equipment to play flag football during their PE time. Watch the video of the students learning about this exciting opportunity!

WATCH VIDEO HERE

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education

We are collecting Box Tops again this year. Please send these in a bag with your child's name on it to the media center. The class that collects the most Box Tops will win a pizza party.

Adrian Peterson Visits Ruskin

Adrian Peterson

We are excited that Adrian Peterson is coming to Ruskin on Thursday, August 10th. He is a retired NFL running back. Students will get a chance to meet him and hear his amazing story. Adrian will share his story and book, “Don’t Dis My Abilities” which is inspiring and full of hope. He will share his journey through life with his great message that includes his family, hard work, and faith. He has fought to excel in life despite his speech disability. This challenge motivated him to fight harder to reach his goals.

 

Your child has the opportunity to pre-order this book. He will also autograph it for them! If your child is interested in purchasing a book, please return the form that was sent home with your child and payment (cash or check made payable to Adrian Peterson). Books will be sold through Wednesday, August 9th. The cost of the book is $20.

 

Please contact Tonya Dixon at 912-287-2325 for more information.

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

GaDOE STEM Visit

Ruskin Elementary + Coastal Pines Technical College = A Great Place to Learn!

RUS and CPTC

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.

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

Prayer Around the Flagpole

Prayer Around the Flagpole

We want to thank Donnie Durrance for leading us in a word of prayer around our flagpole.

Friendly Reminders

Friendly Reminders

**Students have end of the day activities in preparation for school departure. No checkouts after 2:00 pm.

 

**Please keep fidget spinners at home. They are not allowed at school and will be taken up from the student.

 

**If you have a transportation change, you must send a written transportation note to school. Transportation changes will not be taken over the telephone.

 

**Parents/Guardians must enter the school to sign in students who are tardy.

 

We thank you for following these request to help the school day run smoothly.

 

 

 

 

WE ARE READY FOR OPEN HOUSE

RUSKIN IS READY FOR OPEN HOUSE

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

School Bells Will Soon Be Ringing!

Wacona Elementary

 

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

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