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Ware County Schools will Release Early November 16

Early Release

 

AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM SUPERINTENDENT JIM L. LeBRUN:

 

All Ware County schools will release early on Friday, November 16th. This change to the calendar is necessitated by the playoff game in Warner Robins Friday night, fewer buses available due to the swim team meet and basketball games, the limited number of bus drivers available, the change in regulations limiting our ability to utilize charter buses, and our priority in getting our students home safely. 

 

The Ware County 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. Individual schools will announce their car rider dismissal schedule. 

Thank you,

Supt. Jim L. LeBrun

 

Wacona Elementary WINGS Students Participate in Iditarod Quilt Project

Iditarod Quilt Project

WCHS Graduation Date Change Announcement

WCHS graduation exercises will be observed Saturday, May 18th at 9:00am at Memorial Stadium. This date change was made effective at the October 2018 Board Meeting. Graduating seniors' last day of school will be Friday, May 17th. All other students' last day of school will be Friday, May 24th. We will observe Early Release on May 23rd and May 24th.

 

Ware County School District Honored for Farm to School Excellence at 2018 Golden Radish Awards

Honorary Recognition

Report Cards Released October 16th

Report Cards will go home on Tuesday, October 16th. Please ask your child for his/hers. Thank you for being our partner in your child’s education!

 

 

Wednesday, October 10th Hurricane Michael Update

Wednesday, October 10th
1:00pm

 

An Important Message from Superintendent Jim L. LeBrun:

 

This is an update from this morning's EMA briefing regarding Hurricane Michael. The storm is currently a Category 4 but will possibly upgrade to a Category 5. The current projected path shows it coming through the Albany, Tifton, and Douglas area towards Ware County.  The peak impact times for Ware County will be from 3:00 PM Wednesday through 6:00 AM Thursday. The hardest points of impact may be the Manor, Millwood, and Bickley areas in the western part of the county. Expect 60-70 mph winds and 6-8 inches of rain with this storm. There is a very high risk of tornadoes, downed power lines, fallen trees, and debris. Power outages are anticipated. The storm is expected to move in and out quickly. This will be a nighttime event. Stay off the roads. Do not travel. Curfews are in effect for Coffee and Bacon Counties. Safe shelters are available beginning at 3:00 PM Wednesday at Indian Mound Baptist Church in Millwood, Manor Community Center in Manor, and City Auditorium in Waycross. Ware County Schools have not been designated as shelters at this point. City Government closed at 1:00 Wednesday and will reopen Friday at 8:00 AM. County Government closed Wednesday at noon and will reopen Friday at 8:00 AM. The Health Dept closed Wednesday at noon and will reopen Friday at 8:00 AM. Please continue to monitor your surroundings and stay safe. 

 

Thank you, 
Superintendent Jim L. LeBrun

Tuesday, October 9th Hurricane Michael Update

Tuesday, Oct. 9th
12:35pm

An Update from Supt. Jim L. LeBrun

 

The EMA held a briefing this morning. Hurricane Michael is expected to have the greatest impact in Ware County between 3:00-9:00pm Wednesday, October 10th.  The greatest concerns remain power outages, downed power lines, debris, fallen trees, high risk of tornadoes, 4-6 inches of rain, and 40-50 mph winds. At this time, no shelters have been established at our schools. A safe shelter will be activated in Ware County, location to be announced. Please stay tuned for a future briefing tomorrow morning. 

 

Thank you,
Superintendent Jim L. LeBrun

Monday, October 8th Hurricane Michael Update

This is an update on Hurricane Michael. Based on information provided during the Monday, October 8th briefing with local EMA Director Jonathan Daniell, the Ware County area could expect 50-60mph winds associated with Hurricane Michael. The heaviest impact to our area is expected late Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning. Locally, we expect 4 to 8 inches of rain, with power outages likely. There is an increased chance of tornadoes associated with this storm as well. All school system field trips for Wednesday, October 10th and Thursday, October 11th have been canceled. We expect the storm to be cleared out by Friday, October 12th unless the track changes. Further EMA briefings will be conducted throughout the week, and official school system news will be shared on the Ware County Schools website and Facebook page  

 

Thank you,

Superintendent Jim L. LeBrun

Progress Reports Released Sept. 6

Progress Reports went home today. Please ask your child for his/hers.

 

 

Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there. ~Bo Jackson

Report Card

Ware County School District Achieves 2018 GSBA Distinguished School Board Status

Distinguished Board Badge

First Day of School is Thursday, August 2nd!

First Day of School

Ware County School System Announces Open House

It's that time again! We invite you to attend Open House on Monday, July 30th, where you can meet your child's teachers, tour the school facilities, and learn how you can get involved. We will offer staggered times again this year to help parents get to as many locations as possible. Please see the flyer for details.

Freshman are invited to attend a special orientation Tuesday, July 31st at 6:00pm at the high school.

We look forward to welcoming you back to school in just a few short weeks. Until then, enjoy your summer break!

 

Open House Announcement

Ware County School System Announces Additional Safety Measures for 2018-2019 School Year

Important Announcement

The Ware County Board of Education voted to enact a new safety feature requiring all backpacks to be constructed of clear plastic or mesh material beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. Parents are encouraged to click READ MORE for the full press release and access the Ware County Schools Backpack Policy Frequently Asked Questions or email system officials at feedback@ware.k12.ga.us for more information.

Dallas B. is Wacona Elementary's High Point Winner

Wacona High Point Winner

Kindergarten Registration for the 2018-2019 School Year is Still Open

Registration

Protect Yourself from the Spread of Zika with These Tips

Zika

 

Click the image to learn more!

An Important Safety Update from Superintendent Jim LeBrun

Announcement

Kindergarten Transition Day Coming May 15th

Transition Day

 

Parents of rising kindergartners, this info is for you! We invite you to visit the elementary school for which your child is zoned on May 15 at 9:30am for Kindergarten Transition Day! This orientation event is for parents and rising kindergarten students only. We look forward to welcoming you and your child into the Ware County Gator Schools family soon!

May is Asthma Awareness Month

Asthma logo

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

STEM Camp Info

Autism Awareness Day is April 14th

Autism Flyer

Ware County Schools Earn Distinction of Being Title I Rewards Schools

Title I Rewards School Principals

Wacona Elementary Robotics Students Win 2nd Place at State Technology Competition

Wacona Robotics Technology Competitors

March 12 - 16, 2018 is School Board Appreciation Week

Ware Co. Board of Education Members and Superintendent

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. 

Community Provision Eligibility Surveys Due March 15

Reminder

All Ware County students have benefited from receiving free breakfast and lunch for the past four years through the Community Eligibility Provision grant. We are in the process of re-certifying for this grant so that we can continue to provide this benefit to the families we serve. 


All Ware County Schools families have received a survey requesting information that is critical in our recertification approval. The surveys are due March 15 and can be returned in the provided pre-paid envelope.

 
We will not be able to re-certify without your feedback. Please complete and return the survey TODAY!

 

Wacona Elementary Teams Win Sumdog Math Competition

Wacona  Sumdog Competition Team

Wacona Elementary First Graders Study Historical Figures

Jackson as Thomas Jefferson

 

 

Aubrie as Ruby Bridges

 

 

Dakota as Sacajawea

 

 

Collin as Benjamin Franklin

 

 

Wacona Elementary Hosts Career Day Event

Students learn about various career pathways.

 

A students speaks with a fireman.

 

PrimeSouth Bank was on hand for the event.

 

WCHS CTAE students participated in the career day event.

Matthew D. Wins Wacona Elementary Spelling Bee

First Runner Up and Winner of Spelling Bee

 

Spelling Bee Participants

Wacona Elementary Students Combine Study of Graphing and Habitats during STEM Lesson

 

Project Wild Group 2

 

Project Wild Group 2

 

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

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

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

Registration Graphic

 

Click Read More to learn more!

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!

 

Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to Matthew D. for winning the Wacona Spelling Bee.  Jaxton H. was the first runner up.  Matthew will compete in the system Spelling Bee on February 2.

Spelling Bee

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.

Wacona Elementary's Fifth Grade is Baking Up Chemical Changes

Baking Up Chemical Changes

Wacona Elementary Third Graders Get Hot with STEM

STEM Shot 1

 

STEM Shot 2

 

STEM Shot 3

Swim Team to Hold Fundraiser at Zaxby's

Swim Team

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. 

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. 

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!

Flyer

Wacona Elementary Wins First Place in Georgia Quiz Bowl Competition

Wacona Quiz Bowl Team

Ware County Gator Baseball Camp

Baseball Camp