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


NFL Football Star Adrian Peterson Visits Ware County Students

Peterson and Student

Additional Safety Warning for August 21st's Solar Eclipse



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!



Ware County Schools to Dismiss Early Aug. 21

Early Dismissal

August 21st Schedule for Dismissal:


Daffodil Pre-K: 10:30 AM
Elementary/WCLC: 11:00 AM
Middle Schools: 11:45 AM
High School: 12:15 PM


Read more at the link!

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!

Come join us!

Open House

2017-2018 School Year Quickly Approaching

Back to School


Summer is quickly coming to an end, and school bells will be ringing across the district in a few short weeks. Click through to find out what you need to know to be prepared.

Volleyball Summer Camp Opportunity

Summer Volleyball Camp

Contact Coach Alesia Gibson at (912) 550-1296 for more info.

Gator Mini Cheer Camp Opportunity

cheer camp

Summer Soccer Camp Camp Opportunity


Summer Basketball Camp Opportunity

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Summer Baseball Camp Opportunity

baseball camp app

Auxiliary Kid Camp Scheduled for June 2

Auxiliary Kid Camp

Football Program Cover Art Contest Open Now through May 26th

Cover Contest

FREE Summer Reading Program

It's time to get your summer reading on. See the info in the graphic to learn how to access thousands of books - Summer Readingfor FREE!

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.

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.

A Message from Our Friends at Southeast Health District


Title I Parent Survey

Title I Parent Survey Link

Wacona Elementary Students Plant Flowers at Lowes

Flowers Lowes

Kindergarten Transition Event is Coming Soon!

Kindergarten Transition

Wacona Elementary Wins First Place in Georgia Quiz Bowl Competition

Wacona Quiz  Bowl

Ware County School System Announces Young Georgia Author System Winners

YGA Winners

Wacona Elementary 3rd Graders are Learning Electrifying Concepts

Georgia Power



Ware County High School Holding Shoe Drive

Shoe Drive.

Sports Physicals Have Been Rescheduled




Athletic Physicals have been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 12th at Waycross Middle School. Free physicals will be offered to student athletes who have been prescreened at their respective schools.

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

Wacona Elementary Wins 2nd Place in Georgia Quiz Bowl Competition

Wacona Quiz Bowl

Special Week Honors Georgia's School Board Members

School Board Members

Wacona Elementary's Warebotics Team Steadily Rising

Robotics Team Members


Robotics Team Members

Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018




Ware County School System Holds Teacher Recruitment Fair

Job Fair

Wacona Elementary WINGS Students Collaborate with African Counterparts

Wacona STEM Partners


Wacona STEM Partners

Wacona Elementary WINGS Students Develop Waterworks STEM Project

Waterworks STEM Project

Family Night with Adrian Peterson Hailed a Success

Adrian Peterson

Wacona Elementary Wins Sumdog Math Competition


Wacona Elementary Robotics Team Members Win First Place at District Tech Fair

Wacona Tech Fair

Wacona Elementary 5th Graders are Walking Petri Dishes


Wacona Elementary Students Win Fall Stock Market Game

Stock Market Winners

Five Ware County Schools Earn 5-Star Climate Rating


Wacona Elementary WINGS Students Make Sense of Investing

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

Spelling Bee

Happy Camper 5K, 1 Mile Run, Toddler Trot

Happy Camper

Parent Survey

parent survey

Teacher Recruitment Fair

Teacher Recruitment Fair

Ware County Resource Fair, Tuesday, January 17th 5-7pm

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Wacona Elementary Agriculture Students Reap the Benefits

Wacona Elementary Agriculture Students Reap the Benefits

Wacona Elementary Students Compete in Local Tech Fair

Wacona Tech Fair Winners

Three-Day Road Closure to Affect Area Schools

Road Closure

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


Wacona Elementary Holds School Spelling Bee

Wacona Elementary Holds School Spelling Bee

Wacona Elementary Academic Quiz Bowl Team Takes Third Place

Wacona Elementary Academic Quiz Bowl Team Takes Third Place

Wacona Elementary Students Mark Cancer Awareness Day with Beloved Teacher

Wacona Elementary Students Mark Cancer Awareness Day with Beloved Teacher

Wacona Elementary Students Create Chain Reaction Models

Wacona Elementary students build chain reaction models

Wacona Elementary Honors Veterans

Wacona Elementary Honors Its Veterans

Wacona Elementary Vex IQ Robotics Team Makes History

Wacona Elementary Robotics Competition

Movie Night
Canned Food Drive

Wacona Elementary Supports Mattie's Mission

Ware County Schools to Observe Thanksgiving Holidays

2016 Ware County Tech Fair
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

Friday Night Highlight Winner

Wacona Elementary's Electrifying Learning

Wacona Students Track the Tropics

Ware BOE Board Members Sworn In

Wacona Sleuths Solve The Case of the Missing Candy

Wacona Donates to Mattie's Mission


After our successful "Pucker Face Challenge" fundraiser, we invited Danny Bennett, co-chairman of Mattie's Mission, to stop by and talk to the staff about the various ways in which Mattie's Mission helps families in our area who are impacted by Childhood Cancer. The non-profit organization provides financial, emotional, and spiritual support to these families.  


Before he left, Principal John Chancey and 4th grade teacher Lacey Gruver presented him with a check for $700 for Mattie's Mission.  We are so proud of our students for making this happen. Every child that dropped a few coins into the jars can know that he or she helped a child in our community.

Friday Night Highlight Winner

Our Wacona Friday Night Highlight for the home game tomorrow night is Semaj S.  His name was drawn from the list of students with no absences, no tardies, and no early checkouts.  If you attend the game tomorrow night, please cheer for Semaj when his picture is featured on the big screen!  

Fall Festival

Schools Closing

Click for more information.

An Update from Superintendent Jim L. LeBrun

School Closure Information

A Message from Superintendent Jim L. LeBrun

Weather-Related School Closure Information

Parent Meeting: Washington D.C. Trip

There will be a meeting on Thursday, August 25 for parents of 5th grade students who are interested in learning more about the Washington D.C. trip.  The meeting will be held at 6:15 in the Media Center. All parents of 5th grade students are invited to attend.

Week at a Glance: Sep. 12-Sep. 16

Clubs Meeting This Week

Please Click READ MORE to see the clubs that are meeting this week, as well as the menu.

Box Tops Contest

There is only 1 day left!  The contest will end at noon on Friday, September 30.  Below is the graph showing how many box tops each class has brought in.

Wacona Hornets Win Sumdog Math Competition

Math Team Wins SumDog Competition

Math Team 1


Math Team 2


Wacona Elementary School won first place in the October Sumdog Okefenokee Math Competition. Out of the 75 classes that competed from the surrounding areas, Wacona 1 came in first place and Wacona 2 came in 2nd. In the online contest, each student is given one thousand math questions to answer and an overall class score is computed from the students’ average number of correct answers.  Out of the 926 students that played from the Okefenokee area, Connor C. came in first place and Maddox G. came in third place. Wacona’s Math Club is coached by Jennifer Cone and Heather Tyre.


Wacona 1 Math Team students pictured L-R front to back:  Trent T., Jackson R., Ryan P., Jase M., Grant G., Waylon S., Mason T., Jaxton H., Noah B., Dallas B., Sophie C., Evan P., Maddox G., Connor C., and Luke H.


Wacona 2 Math Team students pictured L-R front to back: Cyntiana C., Jenna C., Semaj S., Grayson M., Olivia S., Gracie C., Logan H., Jarrett W., Owen S., Cason Z., Cody G., Addi G., Sianna G., and Mason C.

Parents Attend Title I Meeting

Several parents attended Wacona's Annual Title I meeting on September 22-23. Parents were informed about Title I, including the School Improvement Plan, Parent-School Compacts, Parent Involvement Plan, Title I funds, student assessments, district and school goals for this year, and parent engagement activities at Wacona Elementary. It takes all stakeholders working together to make Wacona a success! All parents are encouraged to be actively engaged in Wacona activities that support student achievement. For more information, contact Ms. Yaun at 287-2362 or myaun@ware.k12.ga.us.

Wacona Elementary Students Learn with Gator Goo

Hornets Learn to Swim


Students from Mrs. Oakley’s class learned to swim at the local YMCA. They joined in with Mr. Shelton’s 2nd grade class to learn this important life skill. Each student learned the basics of swimming, as well as important water safety rules.


The swim lessons lasted the entire week. The students started out by getting comfortable in the water and with the life guards. By the end of the week, each student completed a swim test in which they had to jump into the deep end of the pool, tread water, and swim to the side of the pool. These brave boys and girls gave it their all and earned a certificate for completing the program.


Mrs. Oakley and her students would like to thank the YMCA and the life guards for allowing her students to participate in this wonderful program.

Ware County School System to Participate in Community Eligibility Provision

All students will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost.

Mrs. Hayman's Class Wins Pizza Party

Congratulations to Mrs. Hayman's Class!

They won the Papa John's Pizza Party for the month of August.  

How can your class win a pizza party?  By placing the most Pizza Night orders on our next Pizza Night.

Our next Pizza Night is September 20.

Learning is yummy at Wacona Elementary!

Friday Night Highlight Winners
Mrs. Pearson's Class Reward

As part of our new PBIS program, Wacona students earn Hornet Bucks for exemplifying the motto: Be Ready, Be Respectful, Be Responsible.  The students in each class put their Hornet Bucks together to earn special rewards, chosen by the class. Students in Mrs. Pearson’s 1st grade class have earned 25 Hornet Bucks.  The reward they chose was a Hat Day. Shown in the picture is Mrs. Pearson’s class, showing off their cool hats.

Kindergarten Lunch and Learn

Approximately 60 parents of kindergarten students attended the Lunch and Learn program at Wacona.  The parents had lunch with their students and then went back to the classroom to watch a phonics lesson being taught. Parents also received resources to help their child work on reading skills at home. The next Lunch and Learn will be 1st grade on September 27th. Mr. Chancey is the principal of Wacona Elementary School. 

(You can view the other photos in our Photo Album.)

September is Attendance Awareness Month

September is Attendance Awareness Month!! Watch the video below to learn the role attendance plays in your child's education! #SchoolEveryday




Wacona Elementary's Future Engineers Tackle STEM Learning

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Going gold

Ware County Gators Going Gold for Cancer Awareness