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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 2nd Graders Launch an Astronaut

2nd graders Launch an Astronaut

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. 

Wacona Elementary Kindergarten Students Honor Veterans

Walker Class

FIRST Lego Robotics Competition Coming Soon!

Flyer

Wacona Elementary Students Enjoy Fall STEM Day Activities

Two STEM Students

 

STEM Project

Wacona Elementary Wins First Place in Georgia Quiz Bowl Competition

Wacona Quiz Bowl Team

Ware County Gator Baseball Camp

Baseball Camp

Watch Tonight's Playoff Game Online

Watch tonight’s playoff game from the comfort of your home... or wherever you happen to be! We will bring the game to you LIVE from Memorial Stadium in Waycross, GA as the Gators take on Harris County at The Swamp. The live stream will begin at 7pm. Please join us for the broadcast and support the WCHS Stream Team!

 

http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/

 

Playoffs

Georgia Power Supports System STEM Initiative

STEM Partner

Wacona Elementary Collects Can Tabs for Mattie's Mission

Wacona students collect can tabs

Police Partners Visit Wacona Elementary's Third Grade

Police Partners

Wacona Elementary Robotics Starting Strong

Wacona Robotics TRam

Wacona Elementary 4th Graders Learn To Use a Green Screen

Wacona Green Screen

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.

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.  

Why is STEM Important?

video

What is STEM?

STEM video

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

Friday Night Highlight Winner

FNH

Emma P., a second grade student at Wacona Elementary School, is the Wacona Friday Night Highlight winner for the Ware County vs. Lowndes County football game on September 29th.  Emma's name was drawn from a list of students with no absences, no tardies, and no early checkouts.  She won a free ticket to the football game and her picture will appear on the big screen inside the stadium during the game.  Please join us in congratulating Emma for her Perfect Attendance!