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Ninth Grade Open House Announced

Ninth Grade Open House

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.

Waycross Middle School - Summer Bulldog Camp for Upcoming 6th Graders

When: July 25th

Time: 8:30-11:00 a.m.

Where: Waycross Middle School

Information: We want to invite all the upcoming 6th Graders to attend our Bulldog Camp at Waycross Middle School. Bulldog Camp will give students an opportunity to meet staff and get familiar with our building before the first day of school!  Students can fill out a registration form ahead of time or on the morning of.

Volleyball Summer Camp Opportunity

Summer Volleyball Camp

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

WCHS Graduation Available Online!


Tonight's graduation ceremony, which will be at 7:00pm at Memorial Stadium, will be streamed live for the convenience of our community and the friends and family of our graduates.


Please visit http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/ware-county-high-school-waycross-ga to watch online beginning at 6:30pm.


Congratulations to the Class of 2017! Dream big, and then go make it happen!



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

Ruskin Elementary Student Shows His True Colors at Art Show

Ruskin Student Portrait

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.

Waycross Bank and Trust Provides Breakfast to Ware Middle Staff

Waycross Bank and Trust

Ruskin Elementary Students Get Dirty with STEM

Ruskin Kindergartners planting pecan seeds with Mr Ganas

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


Wacona Elementary Students Plant Flowers at Lowes

Flowers Lowes

Kindergarten Transition Event is Coming Soon!

Kindergarten Transition

Republic Services Lends a Hand to Ruskin Elementary's STEM Project

Republic Services

Ruskin Elementary NEHS Gives to Waycross House of Hope

House of Hope 1


House of Hope 2

Entrepreneur Jim Lastinger Presents to Center Elementary Students


Daffodil Pre-K's Julian "J.J." King Recognized as April Golden Achievement Winner

Daffodil Golden Achievement

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

Center Elementary Students Participate in First-Ever Econ Games

4th Grade


5th Grade

Wacona Elementary 3rd Graders are Learning Electrifying Concepts

Georgia Power



Community and School System Leaders Participate in Report Card Conferences at Center Elementary

Report Card Conference

Ware County School System Honors School Psychologists during National Appreciation Week

School Psychs

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

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

Ware County Resource Fair Flyer Thumbnail

Ware County Middle School Christmas Concert

Christmas Concert

Schools Closing

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An Update from Superintendent Jim L. LeBrun

School Closure Information

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Going gold

Ware County Gators Going Gold for Cancer Awareness

A Message from Superintendent Jim L. LeBrun

Weather-Related School Closure Information

Ware County Schools to Observe Thanksgiving Holidays

Three-Day Road Closure to Affect Area Schools

Road Closure

Seven Ware County Students Place at Georgia Educational Technology Fair

Tech Winners


Tech Winners


Tech Winners


Tech Winner

Accelerated Reader Program Getting Results at Williams Heights Elementary School

AR Readers

Williams Heights Holds Parade for Special Olympics Participants

Special Olympics

Ware County School District Honors Fair Bear Writing Contest Winners

Fair Bear Winners

Friday Night Highlight Winners
Ruskin Elementary Hosts Community Parent Event

Community Night

Ruskin's 4th and 5th Grade Parent Night is a Huge Success
A Message from Superintendent LeBrun

A picture is circulating on social media channels depicting a Ware County High School student pointing what appears to be a weapon at the camera. A full investigation has been conducted by Ware County High School administrators and the Waycross Police Department. It has been determined that the item in question is not a firearm. At no time was any staff member or student in danger. Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken with the student.

Ruskin Elementary Kindergartners are Math Superstars

Ruskin Math Superstars

Williams Heights Says Thank You to Community Partners

Ruskin Teachers Have Fun Learning About STEM
Congratulations Ware County High School STAR Student Lewis A. and STAR Teacher Mary Alice Aldridge

STAR Student and Teacher

Ware BOE Recognizes Ms. Ava Gill as March Golden Achievement Winner

March 2017 Golden Achievement Winner

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




Waycross-Ware County Community Members Invited to Visit Teen Maze

Teen Maze Event

Memorial Drive Hosts AR Kick Off Celebration

Annie Oakley Visits Center Elementary's First Grade!
Special Week Honors Georgia's School Board Members

School Board Members

Sojourner Truth Visits Center Elementary's 5th Grade!
Ware County Middle School is Excited about STEM this 2016-17 School Year!

STEM is a curriculum based on the four disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  WCMS is embracing STEM and will be implementing more and more activities throughout the school.  

Teacher Recruitment Fair

Teacher Recruitment Fair

Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018




Ag Ed and FFA Using STEM to Build Skills at WCMS

Agriculture Ed and FFA are using STEM to develop skills.  

Congratulations to the WCHS JROTC Drill Team Region Champs!

JROTC Drill Team Region Champs

Williams Heights Is Camp Strong!

Waycross Middle School Tech Fair Results Announced

WXMS Tech Fair Participants


WXMS Tech Fair Participants

Williams Heights is Going Gold!

Williams Heights is "Going Gold" for Mattie's Mission and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and we hope to paint the town GOLD this September to show our support for all kids and their battle, but especially this Friday night, September 2nd. This night, the Ware County Gators will take on Coffee County, who like our tight knit community, have several children battling cancer. This is the perfect game to kick off GATORS GOING GOLD for the month of September and recognize these brave children and their families. As in years past, we encourage the community to wear their Childhood Cancer Awareness t-shirt on Friday, September 2nd as well as to the football game to show their support. 

Ruskin's 2016-2017 Spelling Bee Champion

Marysa T  is Ruskin's Spelling Bee Champion

Molly S. Named 4th Grade District Fair Bear Winner

Fair Bear Winner

WCHS 2016 Tech Fair Winners


Wacona Elementary's Warebotics Team Steadily Rising

Robotics Team Members


Robotics Team Members

2016 Ware County Tech Fair
Mr. Tyler Bennett Receives The Katherine Floss Education Award

Mr. Bennett-Katherine Floss Award

Wacona Elementary Wins 2nd Place in Georgia Quiz Bowl Competition

Wacona Quiz Bowl

Memorial Drive Elementary Partners with Mayo to Promote Healthy Living

Mayo Program

Ware County School System Holds Teacher Recruitment Fair

Job Fair

Waycross Middle School Students Selected for All-State Chorus


Williams Heights Students Honor Black History Month

Black History Month

Ware County High Hosts Special Open House for Incoming Freshmen
Wacona Elementary WINGS Students Collaborate with African Counterparts

Wacona STEM Partners


Wacona STEM Partners

Williams Heights holds Kindness Adventure Assembly for PBIS

Kindness Adventure Assembly

Williams Heights Students Headed to State Technology Fair

State Tech Fair Reps

WCHS HOSA Students Visit Local Schools to Provide Preventative Education


HOSA Visit 1


HOSA Visit 2

Center Elementary Announces Fair Bear Winners!

Center Fair Bear Winners

Williams Heights Students Raise Money for St. Jude

St. Jude Math-A-Thon

School Choice Application for 2017-18
1st Grade Bookbag Blessing

1st Grade Bookbag Blessing

Notice of Special Education Records Destruction

In compliance with the Individual Disabilities Act (IDEA), The Georgia Records Act, and the Ware County School System local procedure regarding destruction of data collected, maintained or used in the provision of a free and appropriate public education of students with disabilities in the Ware County Schools, the Records Department announces it’s intention to destroy special education records during the month of May 2017.

Records on students who were enrolled in a special education program in the Ware County School System who were born between January 1, 1989 and December 31, 1989 and were twenty-seven (27) years of age as of January 1, 2017 are no longer needed for educational purposes.

The student or parent may need these records for Social Security or other reasons. If you, as a former special education student or a parent of a former special education student, wish to obtain these records prior to destruction, you should contact the Special Education Records Department, Ware County Board of Education, 1301 Bailey Street, Waycross, Georgia. Positive identification will be required before the records can be released to the individual.

For more information, contact the Special Education Records Department at 287-2306 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. You may also visit our website at www.ware.k12.ga.us to view this notice.

Ruskin Elementary's School-Wide STEM Project Gains Momentum

STEM Project Gains Momentum

Happy Camper 5K, 1 Mile Run, Toddler Trot

Happy Camper

Five Ware County Schools Earn 5-Star Climate Rating


Waresboro Elementary Hold NEHS Induction

NEHS Induction

Wacona Elementary WINGS Students Develop Waterworks STEM Project

Waterworks STEM Project

"Dawg Band" Members Selected for All-Region Band

All-Region BandAll-Region Band


Family Night with Adrian Peterson Hailed a Success

Adrian Peterson

Mrs. Mildred Regulus is the Golden Achievement Winner for the Month of February

Golden Achievemen

Patrick Simmons Shares Job Seeking Tips with Ware County Learning Center Students
Environmental Specialist visits Center Elementary 5th Graders

Murray 1


Murray 2

Memorial Drive Celebrates Success at Regional Science and Engineering Fair

MD Science Fair

Miss Georgia USA Visits Memorial Drive

Deanna Johnson, reigning Miss Georgia USA, recently visited Memorial Drive Elementary to encourage students to work hard, show respect for teachers, and do their best on the upcoming Georgia Milestones assessments. She also read books to several classes. Miss Johnson was previously a contestant on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ and will be competing in the Miss USA Competition this summer. Dr. Wendy Good is principal at Memorial Drive Elementary.

Ware County High School Band Students Earn District Honors

Honor Band

Memorial Drive Holds House of Hope Drive

House of Hope

Wacona Elementary Wins Sumdog Math Competition


Waresboro Elementary Headed to State Tech Fair

Tech Fair

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

Wacona Tech Fair

Ware County Middle Announces Fair Bear Winners

Fair Bear


Fair Bear

WCMS Receives Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Youth Literacy

Dollar General Grant

Wacona Elementary 5th Graders are Walking Petri Dishes


Wacona Elementary Students Win Fall Stock Market Game

Stock Market Winners

Ruskin Elementary Launches School STEM Project with Community Partners

Ruskin Launches School STEM Project

Ruskin Elementary's Nutrition Department is Headed to State!

We Are Going to State!!

Carlos White Delivers Inspirational Message to WCLC Students


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

Spelling Bee

Waresboro Elementary Hosts PBIS Celebration

Waresboro PBIS

Wacona Elementary WINGS Students Make Sense of Investing

Financial Class 1


Ruskin Elementary Jaguars Roar at Regional Tech Fair

tech fair

Ware County Middle Students Gabby, Sierra, and Adrienne Win at Regional Tech Fair

WCMS Tech Fair 1

Ruskin Elementary School Earns Governor Deal's Gold Award for Greatest Gains


DAFFODIL Pre-K Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


Center Elementary Inducts New NEHS Members

Center NEHS

WCMS Students Selected to Display Artwork for the Month of December

WCMS Art Dec 2016

Ware County Middle School Announces Spelling Bee Winner

WCMS SB Winner

WCHS Band Director Bussey Announces District Honor Band and All-State Band Contenders


Ruskin Elementary Rises to the Top in National SumDog Math Competition


DAFFODIL Graduates Record-Sized radKIDS Pre-K Class


Ware BOE Recognizes GLISI Elementary Cohort 49

GLISI Cohort 49

Wacona Elementary Agriculture Students Reap the Benefits

Wacona Elementary Agriculture Students Reap the Benefits

Ware BOE Recognizes Mrs. Lydia Brown as Golden Achievement Award Recipient for December

Lydia Brown

Williams Heights Elementary Students Hold Mock Election



Williams Heights Elementary Students Hold Mock Election

Center Elementary Celebrates Veteran's Day

Center Elementary Celebrates Veteran's Day

Center Elementary School Congratulates Tech Fair Winners

Center Elementary School Congratulates Tech Fair Winners

Waycross Middle School Student Council Donates to Mary Street Mission

Waycross Middle School Council Donates to Mary Street Mission

Wacona Elementary Students Compete in Local Tech Fair

Wacona Tech Fair Winners

WCMS Students Selected to Display Artwork for the Month of November

November Artwork

Ware County Football Tickets Now Available Online

Waycross Middle School Student is Selected a State Winner

Waycross Middle School Student is Selected a State Winner

Santa's Helpers Sponsor Angel Tree Child

Santa's Helpers Sponsor Angel Tree Child

Waresboro Elementary Eagles Get On Board with STEM

Waresboro Elementary Eagles Get On Board with STEM

Waresboro Elementary NEHS Focuses on Service to the Community

Waresboro Elementary NEHS Focuses on Service to the Community

DAFFODIL Pre-K Hosts Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

Tree Contest

Siblings Battle it Out in Waresboro Elementary's Spelling Bee

Siblings Battle it Out in Waresboro Elementary's Spelling Bee

Williams Heights Elementary Students Compete in Local Tech Fair

Williams Heights Elementary Students Compete in Local Tech Fair

Ruskin Does an Outstanding Job at Ware County Tech Fair

Ruskin Tech Fair Winners

Ware School District Achieves 2016 GSBA Distinguished School Board Status

Distinguished BoardWare School District Achieves 2016 GSBA Distinguished School Board Status

DAFFODIL Students are Region's First radKIDS

DAFFODIL Students are radKIDS

Community Helpers Visit DAFFODIL Pre-K

Community Helpers Visit DAFFODIL Pre-K

Project Search Students Volunteer to Ring the Bell

Project Search

Waresboro Wins Big at District's Student Tech Fair

Waresboro Wins Big at District Tech Fair

Ware County School District Holds 2nd Annual Student Technology Fair


Wacona Elementary Holds School Spelling Bee

Wacona Elementary Holds School Spelling Bee

HOSA Raises Pediatric Cancer Awareness in Support of Mattie's Mission

HOSA Raises Pediatric Cancer Awareness in Support of Mattie's Mission

WCHS HOSA Students Place 1st at Fall Conference

WCHS HOSA Students Place 1st at Fall Conference

Ware County Middle School Students Display Artwork in the Community

WCMS Students Display Artwork in the Community

Memorial Drive Students "Stuff the Turkey"


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

Waycross Middle School Students Excel at Georgia Junior Youth Assembly

Williams Heights Hosts Luncheon to Honor Veterans

Williams Heights Hosts Luncheon to Honor Veterans

Ruskin Elementary Honors Veterans

Nurse Highsmith Recognized with Telehealth Field of Dreams MVP Award

radKIDS Program Now Being Offered at DAFFODIL Pre-K

Ruskin Elementary Holds Title I Community Meeting

Ware County Middle School FFA Members Win Big at the Okefenokee Fair

Slash Pine Electric Membership Corporation Donates Funds to the Ware County Board of Education

Williams Heights' Parent Curriculum Night a Huge Success!

WCHS HOSA Members Win First Place at HOSA Fall Leadership Conference

Learning is Coming Alive at Ware Middle!

Stella K. wins State Fair Bear Writing Competition!


Ware County Schools Receives Golden Radish Award for Farm to School Accomplishments

Waycross Middle Honors Local Police Officers and Firefighters

Waycross Middle School Gives to Mattie's Mission

Williams Heights Walks to School!

Ware BOE Board Members Sworn In

Wacona Elementary Supports Mattie's Mission

Center Elementary Parents Learn While Students Play

Ware County Middle School Students Display Artwork in the Community

Ruskin Elementary Student Perform Surgery

Ware County School System to Participate in Community Eligibility Provision

All students will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost.

Fire Safety Field Trip Helps DAFFODIL Students Learn to Stay Cool

Todman is Golden Achievement Winner

Memorial Drive Elementary Supports Shoes That Fit Program

Wacona Elementary's Electrifying Learning

Ruskin Elementary Supports Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Memorial Drive Elementary holds NEHS Induction Ceremony

Wacona Students Track the Tropics

Waresboro Elementary Holds Fourth Annual “Lemonade 4 a Cure” Stand

Mattie Goble's life and brave cancer fight remembered through fundraiser for Mattie's Mission


NEWS FLASH... Ruskin Elementary's Principal is Missing!

Students are on the hunt to solve the mystery of, "Who Kidnapped our Principal?"

Waresboro Kindergartners are Tech-Savvy!

Native American Heritage Comes Alive at Ruskin

Wacona Sleuths Solve The Case of the Missing Candy

Ware County Schools Educators Nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award

Ruskin Elementary Hosts Grand Event

Ruskin hosts Grandparents Day event for special guests

Wacona Hornets Win Sumdog Math Competition

Waycross Middle School FACS Class Learns the Importance of Financial Planning

Waycross Middle School Inducts New NJHS Members

Wacona Elementary Students Learn with Gator Goo

Ruskin Elementary Students are Having a BLAST Learning New Skills

Learning is yummy at Wacona Elementary!

Center Elementary Kicks Off PBIS Ware County Gator Style

Williams Heights Kicks Off PBIS with Pep Rally

Ruskin Elementary Parent Night Draws a Crowd

Ready, Respectful, Responsible Gators Score Free Football Tickets

Ruskin Elementary celebrates PBIS

Wacona Elementary's Future Engineers Tackle STEM Learning

Waresboro Elementary Says, "GO GATORS!"

Beat those Trojans!

Local Track and Field Star Visits Ruskin Elementary

Former WCHS student offers encouragement to young Jaguars

Waresboro Elementary Soars with PBIS Kick-off!

Hinkley H. Begins Service as an Area FFA Officer

Wacona Kicks Off PBIS