Alert: All Ware County Schools will dismiss early on August 21, 2017 due to the solar eclipse. Students will be served breakfast and a brown bag lunch prior to early dismissal. DAFFODIL Pre-K will release at 10:30am, followed by Center Elementary at 10:40am. All other elementary schools and the Ware County Learning Center will dismiss at 11:00am. Both middle schools will dismiss at 11:45am, and the high school will release at 12:15pm. Staff Members will be released once all students have vacated the building. We anticipate that students, drivers, and staff members will be home no later than 2:00pm. The peak of the eclipse is anticipated to occur at 2:44 PM. Afternoon practices such as band, volleyball, softball, football, etc. at all schools will meet inside until 3:20 PM, after which practice may be moved outside. If you have any questions, please call your child's principal.
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Wacona Elementary 5th Graders are Walking Petri Dishes

Wacona Elementary 5th graders are studying the harmful effects of microorganisms on larger organisms. To give the students a better understanding of the standard, Mr. Jeffrey McCarthy took swabs of several students’ mouths, hands, feet, and even armpits. Students placed the samples in petri dishes and let them grow in an incubator. Like magic, a couple of days later the petri dishes were filled with microbial colonies. The students thoroughly enjoyed seeing the bacteria that were growing on their bodies as well as discussing the difference between harmful and non-harmful bacteria. Needless to say, the armpit samples displayed the most growth and were quite pungent. Mr. John Chancey is the principal of Wacona Elementary School.

The students in the photograph are listed as follows; (front row L to R) Arias P., Jabari B., Keegan C.; (back row L to R) Amanda K., Story F., Delaney J., Bailey C., Dae’Quandra W.

 

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