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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!

Wacona Elementary Kindergartners are Learning with STEM

STEM

 

 

Mrs. Guess and Mrs. Corbitt’s class had fun performing a STEM activity after reading the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. The students were placed into cooperative learning groups and built a coconut tree with Legos and craft sticks. Next, they were given magnetic letters and had to predict how many letters they could put on top of the coconut tree before those letters fell off. They learned about prediction, weight, and balance while having lots of fun. Picture L-R:  Jasiyah Y. and Colton D.

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

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

GaDOE STEM Visit

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

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!

Wacona Elementary Students Plant Flowers at Lowes

Flowers Lowes

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

 

students

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

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

SumDog

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

Wacona Tech Fair

Wacona Elementary 5th Graders are Walking Petri Dishes

microbes

Wacona Elementary Students Win Fall Stock Market Game

Stock Market Winners

Five Ware County Schools Earn 5-Star Climate Rating

5-Star

Wacona Elementary WINGS Students Make Sense of Investing

Financial Class 1

 

Wacona Elementary Students Compete in Local Tech Fair

Wacona Tech Fair Winners

Ware School District Achieves 2016 GSBA Distinguished School Board Status

Distinguished BoardWare School District Achieves 2016 GSBA Distinguished School Board Status

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 Kicks Off PBIS

BE READY, BE RESPECTFUL, BE RESPONSIBLE!

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