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WCMS Students' Artwork Featured in the Community

Sept Artwork in the Community

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

An Important Message from Superintendent Jim L. LeBrun

important announcement

 

As we prepare for football season, I want to remind you that the Ware County School System has implemented security checkpoints at Memorial Stadium. Prior to entering stadium gates, all patrons will be subject to security screening, including metal detector screening and inspection of bags or other items carried in. Please be advised that spectators need to arrive at the gates no later than thirty minutes prior to the event start time to ensure they are seated prior to kickoff.

 

By tendering a ticket and entering the stadium, patrons consent to such searches and waive any related claims against the Ware County School System. The level of screening may be modified on an event-by-event basis at the discretion of the Ware County School System, in conjunction with local law enforcement. 

 

Thank you, and GO GATORS!

PBIS Kicks Off at Memorial Drive Elementary School

MDES PBIS Kickoff

Ruskin Elementary Steadily Progressing Towards STEM Certification

Georgia Department of Education Program Specialists Felicia Cullars and Megan McFerrin recently presented a Kindergarten-5th grade STEM Journal Writing professional development training session to the teachers at Ruskin Elementary School. The school continues to make positive strides towards earning STEM School Certification from the Georgia Department of Education. Pictured are Ruskin Elementary Principal Donna Solomon, STEM DOE Program Specialists Megan McFerrin and Felicia Cullars, and 5th Grade Teacher/Ruskin Elementary STEM Leadership Team Member Latricia Wesley. 

 

Ruskin Elementary STEM Training Leaders

US84/Valdosta Hwy/Minnesota Ave. Construction Update

The Ware County Board of Education is advising motorists traveling to Ruskin Elementary and Ware County High School that US84 remains an active work zone. Please be alert as you travel through the area, expect reduced speed limits, lane shifts, and closures, and allow for delays. Please click "Read More" for explicit instructions for accessing the Ruskin Elementary and Ware County High School campuses.

Work Zone Announcement

Graduation Information

Ware County High School will hold its commencement ceremony on Friday, May 25th at 7pm at Memorial Stadium. We would like to take this opportunity to inform or remind the public that security checks will be conducted at the gates. The following items are not permitted within the stadium: alcohol, drugs, weapons, firearms, explosives, flammables, sharp objects, pepper spray/mace, umbrellas, balloons, and air horns. By leaving these items at home or in your vehicle, you will help the flow at the gates run smoothly and quickly, thereby making this special occasion a more enjoyable event for everyone.

 

In the event that inclement weather, the ceremony will be rescheduled for Saturday morning, May 26th, at 9:00am.

Important Information

A message from Superintendent Jim L. LeBrun:

The Ware County School System has worked diligently with the Ware County Sheriff's Department in an investigation resulting in the arrest of two Ware County Middle School students who were charged with possession of a firearm on school property. Additional charges or arrests may follow. Due to the live nature of the investigation, no further information is available at this time.

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

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. 

Intradistrict Transfer Application

Click here to download the parent request form for school transfer

Requests will be accepted from the start of business on Feb. 1, 2018 through 4:30pm on Feb. 28, 2018.  Any requests received after close of business, 4:30pm, Feb. 28, 2018 will not be considered.

An Important Safety Update from Superintendent Jim LeBrun

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.

An Important Message from Superintendent Jim L. LeBrun

The May 15th edition of the Waycross Journal Herald newspaper contains incorrect information in the article “Teen Boys Took Gun to School.” The article states that surveillance video showed the weapon being loaded on the bus during the morning route, implying that it remained in a loaded state during the school day. However, the video showed a student loading a gun and taking it off the bus during the afternoon route, departing the bus in a neighborhood, NOT at Ware County Middle School. Investigators believe the gun was on campus but that it was not loaded until the afternoon bus route. We have requested that the WJH newspaper print a correction to the description of events.

 

There have been questions regarding the events that led up to the arrests of the Ware County Middle School. The school system is not at liberty to provide the public with detailed information for a number of reasons. The students in question are minors. Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, alerting the public too early was not feasible. People not directly involved in the investigation do not understand the process, but these steps are taken to ensure the safety of all students and staff members. What we can share is that we received a tip upon which we acted and involved local law enforcement immediately and throughout the entire investigation.

 

I understand the fear and concern parents have for their children's safety and the safety of others at the school. I, too, am concerned for their safety. We will continue working closely with local law enforcement on this case. Safety remains our priority. Thank you.

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

Swim Team to Hold Fundraiser at Zaxby's

Swim Team

Tentative Budget FY19
First Day of School is Thursday, August 2nd!

First Day of School

Ware County School District Achieves 2018 GSBA Distinguished School Board Status

Distinguished Board Badge

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!

Ruskin Elementary Students Plant with 1831 Garden Center

Harley Herrin assists students with planting

High School Registration for 8th Grade Students

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System Email Changing to Google

Beginning on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018, our email provider will be changing from Microsoft Office 365 to Google.

What this means for all staff:

  • Your email address will not change
  • You will not lose any email
  • All new email you receive will start being delivered to your Google inbox
  • You can access your Google inbox by logging in at www.google.com with your current google account that you already have, or by accessing the Staff Email link on our homepage (it will be updated to the new Google address at that time)
  • All of your old email will be retained in your current Microsoft inbox and you can login to retreive it at any time in the future, as it will never be lost.  You will also still have full access to all of your Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc)
  • If you have your phone configured for email, then it will need to be reconfigured with the new Google server information.  Here are links to iPhone and Android email setup instructions
  • The system-wide contact list and groups will be transferred over to the new system.
WCHS Students Celebrate High Lexile Growth with Gaming Day

Lexile Progress Winners

Dallas B. is Wacona Elementary's High Point Winner

Wacona High Point Winner

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!

 

Ruskin Elementary Advances Toward STEM Certification

Ruskin Certification Team

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!

May 2018 Edition of CTAE Gator Futures Available Now

Gator Futures Newsletter

 

Click the image to read the May 2018 edition of the Gator Futures newsletter and find out about the exciting things going on in our CTAE program.

Summer Feeding Program Registration Now Available

Summer Feeding

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 2018.

 

Records on students who were enrolled in a special education program in the Ware County School System who were born between January 1, 1990 and December 31, 1990 and were twenty-seven (27) years of age as of January 1, 2018 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 912-287-2306 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 Announces Title I Parent Input Meeting

You're Invited

Title I Parents and Ruskin community members are invited to give their input on the review and development of our Parent Engagement Plan, School-Parent Compact, and the 1% School Level Parental Involvement Budget for next year. The meeting will be held May 2nd at 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Please attend the meeting that is convenient for you. For more information please call 912-287-2325 or email jjones@ware.k12.ga.us.

May is Asthma Awareness Month

Asthma logo

Ruskin Elementary Students are Math Superstars

Math Superstars

Memorial Drive Counselor Tiffany Warren Runs Boston Marathon

Tiffany Warren

 

 

Center Elementary Second Graders Enjoy Olive Garden Treat

Students with Olive Garden Treat

Ware County Rifle Team Wins Second Consecutive State Championship!

Rifle Team

 

Rifle Team

 

Rifle Team

Ware County Middle School RoboGators Place 7th at U.S. Open

Team

Center Elementary Holds Report Card Conferences

Report Card Conference scenes

 

Report Card Conferences​​​​​​

 

Report Card Conferences

 

Report Card Conferences

Memorial Drive Elementary Presents The Lion King May 17th and 18th

The Lion King

Coach Mandy Lingenfelter Inducted into BPC Athletic Hall of Fame

Lingenfelter Induction

WCHS Named AP STEM and AP Humanities School

Congrats

Ware County Schools to Host Summer STEM Camp for Area 1st - 5th graders

STEM Camp Info

Ruskin Elementary Holds NEHS Induction Ceremony

Ruskin NEHS

Famous Children's Book Character Amelia Bedelia Visit Center Elementary

Amelia Bedelia

Ware County Schools Staff Members Take Part in Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement Workshops

Cohort 54

Autism Awareness Day is April 14th

Autism Flyer

FFA Teams Compete in State Poultry Career Development Event

State Poultry Team

Memorial Drive Elementary Students Win Bicycles for Behavior and Attendance

Bike Winners

Ware County Middle School FFA Forestry Team has Successful Season

FFA Students

 

FFA 2

Waresboro Elementary Students Celebrate Autism Awareness

Autism Awareness Celebration

Miss Georgia Visits Ruskin Elementary

Miss GA

Waresboro Elementary Wins 2nd Place at Science Olympiad Competition

Science Olympiad Team

Ware County Schools Earn Distinction of Being Title I Rewards Schools

Title I Rewards School Principals

Waresboro Elementary Hosts Family Reading Night

Family Reading Night

Waresboro Elementary Announces Fair Bear Writing Competition School Winners

Fair Bear Winners

Waresboro Elementary Holds NEHS Induction Ceremony

NEHS Inductees

Waresboro Elementary Named to Governor's SHAPE Honor Roll

Governor's SHAPE Honor Roll

Memorial Drive Elementary Wins Big at Regional Science Fair

Science Fair Winners

Wacona Elementary Robotics Students Win 2nd Place at State Technology Competition

Wacona Robotics Technology Competitors

WCHS Students Excel at State Technology Competition

State Tech Fair Winners

WCHS Student Hinkley H. Named "Top Gun" Welder

Hinkley with donor and instructor

Ware Middle Student Lillian G. Places 3rd at the Georgia State Technology Competition

Lillian G is State Tech Competition Winner

Waresboro Elementary Announces Young Georgia Author Winners

YGA Winners

 

Waresboro YGA Winner

 

 

Waycross Middle Students Compete at the State Technology Competition in Macon

State Tech 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. 

Ware Co. High School Baseball Team Pays Visit to Waresboro Elementary School

Students with Baseball Team reps

 

Team members read to students

Georgia State Patrol Officer Volunteers at Ruskin Elementary

Sgt. Taylor and Mrs. Boggs' students

Waresboro Elementary Leprechauns on the Loose

Leprechauns on the Loose

Center Elementary Celebrates Read Across America Day

Hannah Reads Across America

Three Ware County Students Selected to Serve on State Superintendent of School's Student Advisory Council

Sen. Harper with student representatives

 

Reps on Capitol steps

HOSA Students Share Flu Prevention Tips with Local Elementary and Middle School Students

Ruskin 2nd Grade

 

 

icky germs

 

 

Mrs. Thompson's students

Fair Bear Creative Writing Contest District Winners Announced

District Winners

Ware County Middle School RoboGators Qualify for U.S. Open CREATE and World Championships

RoboGators at Competition

Memorial Drive Wins Kiwanis Tab Competition

Kiwanis Tab Competition

Ruskin Elementary School Students Shine at Dr. Mamie Kennedy Oratorical Contest

Speech Competition

Ware High Students Reach Out to Parkland, FL Peers

 

Jamia

 

 

3rd Block

 

 

4th Block

Waresboro Elementary Students Compete at Regional Technology Competition

Participants

Waresboro Elementary 5th Graders Visit SGSC's STEM Center

STEM Visit

February is CTAE Month

Small engine repair

 

Daffodil experience

Colleen B. Advances to Area Speaking Event

Colleen B.

Memorial Drive Elementary Helps House of Hope

House of Hope Event

Wacona Elementary Teams Win Sumdog Math Competition

Wacona  Sumdog Competition Team

Ruskin Elementary Students are 100 Days Smarter!

Ruskin Elementary 100 Days Smarter

Wacona Elementary First Graders Study Historical Figures

Jackson as Thomas Jefferson

 

 

Aubrie as Ruby Bridges

 

 

Dakota as Sacajawea

 

 

Collin as Benjamin Franklin

 

 

Ware County Junior Miss 2018 Crowned

Ware County Junior Miss Court

Ruskin Elementary Thanks Coastal Pines for STEM Support with a Unique Gift

CPTC officials stand beneath stingray logo

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.

Ware County High School Counselors Pilot CICO Program

CICO Program

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

Ordinary Williams Heights Elementary Students Give in Extraordinary Ways

Students celebrate with community helpers

 

St. Jude Math-A-Thon Participants

Center Elementary CLASS Students Visit Atlanta

Group Photo

Ware County Schools Personnel Learn to Stop the Bleed

Stop the Bleed Trainees

Ware County Middle School Students Win at Okefenokee Technology Competition

WCMS Students Win at Technology Competition

Ware County Schools Hosts Transportation/Professional Development Facility Groundbreaking Ceremony

Groundbreaking

Ware County High School to Participate in the College Board AP Capstone Diploma

AP Capstone Image

 

The Capstone Diploma Program Focuses on College-Level Independent Research, Collaborative Teamwork, and Communication and Writing Skills Crucial for College and Career Success

Center Elementary Honors Students for Academic Success in First Semester

Bike Giveaway 1

 

 

Bike Giveaway 1

Dr. Alex Perryman Brings the Heat to Waycross Middle School Students

Alex Perryman Visit WXMS

Center Elementary Recognizes Spelling Bee Winner and Runner-Up

Spelling Bee Winner and Runner-Up

DAFFODIL Pre-K Registration for School Year 2018-2019 is Now Underway!

Registration Graphic

 

Click Read More to learn more!

Ware County Middle School's RoboGators Win Big

RoboGators Win Big

Matthew D. Wins Wacona Elementary Spelling Bee

First Runner Up and Winner of Spelling Bee

 

Spelling Bee Participants

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!

 

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.

Ware County Schools Partnering with SafeBeat to Offer Free Preventative Heart Health Screenings

SafeBeat Flyer

Center Elementary Students Investigate How Seasons Affect Trees

Group 1

 

Group 2

 

Group 3

 

Group 4

 

Group 5

 

Group 6

 

Group 7

Wacona Elementary's Fifth Grade is Baking Up Chemical Changes

Baking Up Chemical Changes

Memorial Drive Elementary Recognizes December PBIS Bus Driver and Student of the Month

December Bus Driver

 

 

December Bus Student

WCMS Holds Spelling Bee

WCMS Spelling Bee Winners

Wacona Elementary Third Graders Get Hot with STEM

STEM Shot 1

 

STEM Shot 2

 

STEM Shot 3

Satilla Rural Electric Membership Corporation Representatives Visit Ruskin Elementary School Students

SREMC Representatives

Santa Claus Visits Daffodil PreK

Santa and student

Williams Heights Hawks Compete in Technology Competition

Technology Competitors

Third Annual Ware County Student Technology Competition Held at Waycross Middle School

Ruskin Elementary Tech Comp Winners

Waresboro Elementary 5th graders Learn about Density through STEM Lesson

Students conduct density experiment

 

 

Students conduct density experiment

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. 

Ruskin Elementary Students Visit Coastal Pines Technical College

Ruskin students visit Mark Deal, Horticulture teacher, at CPTC.

Ruskin Elementary Students Learn Accounting to Support STEM Initiative

Kimberly Rogers of CPTC visits Ruskin Elementary

Memorial Drive Elementary Recognizes November Bus Driver and Bus Student of the Month

November Bus Driver

 

November Bus Student

WCHS DECA Students Win at Region Competition

WCHS DECA Winners

Ware County Future Farmers of America Very Successful at Winter Events

FFA ATE Team

 

 

FFA Ag Sales Team

Ware County High School FBLA Members Attend Fall Conference

FBLA Fall Conferfence

WCHS Students Excel at Skills Events

Skills Event 1

 

 

Skills Event 2

Ruskin Elementary Showcases Efforts at STEM Night

STEM Night 1

 

 

STEM Night 2

WCMS Student Competes at State FFA Event

State FFA Competition

Waycross Middle School Students Spread Christmas Cheer around the World through Operation Christmas Child Project

C Williams Class

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. 

WCHS Band Members Invited to Play for Georgia Schools Boards Association and State School Superintendents

Band and Board

 

Band Members

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. 

Waresboro Elementary Invited to Speak at State PBIS Conference

PBIS Presentation

STEM in Action at Daffodil Pre-K

Lincoln Logs

 

Saving Jack

Williams Heights Students Honored at 4th Annual Okefenokee Heritage Writing Contest

Writing Winners

FIRST Lego Robotics Competition Coming Soon!

Flyer

Wacona Elementary Wins First Place in Georgia Quiz Bowl Competition

Wacona Quiz Bowl Team

Ruskin Elementary School Honors Veterans

Ruskin Veteran's Day Celebration

Waycross Middle Students Excel at Junior State Legislative Conference

WXMS Junior State Legislative Conference

Ruskin Elementary Hosts Successful Family Reading Night

Family Reading Night

Waresboro Elementary School Celebrates Thanksgiving with Scrumptious Luncheon

Family Eating Together

 

Jack Rabbit

 

Principal with Students

Ruskin Elementary Teachers Attend Garden Symposium to Support STEM Education

Ruskin Elementary Teachers

Memorial Drive Elementary Partners with Local Rack Room Shoes Store to Provide Shoes for Students

Warren and Der

Coastal Pines Technical College's Thomas Wesley Visits Ruskin Elementary School's 5th Graders

Wedley Addresses Students

 

Wesley Demonstrates Robot

Williams Heights Elementary Honors Veterans with Veterans Day Lunch

Veterans Day 4

 

Veterans Day 1

 

Veterans Day 2

 

Veterans Day 5

 

Veterans Day 3

 

 

Wacona Elementary Students Enjoy Fall STEM Day Activities

Two STEM Students

 

STEM Project

Ware County Learning Center Holds First Progress Encouragement Day

Chief Carl James

 

Sonya Mixon

 

Capt Dee Meadows

 

Bruce Tison

Wacona Elementary Kindergarten Students Honor Veterans

Walker Class

Five Local Educators Nominated for LifeChanger of the Year Award

LifeChanger of the Year

 

LifeChanger of the Year is an annual program that recognizes and rewards K-12 educators and school employees across the country by celebrating those who are making a significant difference in the lives of students through exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership. Five Ware County educators have been nominated for this prestigious award. Click Read More!

Waresboro Elementary Pays Tribute to Veterans

Veterans

Georgia Power Supports System STEM Initiative

STEM Partner

Chase M. Wins District First Lego Robotics Competition Publicity Design Contest

winner

Williams Heights Elementary Inducts 27 Students into the National Elementary Honor Society

tyu

 

Williams Heights Elementary Wins First Place at Academic Quiz Bowl Competition

Winners

Barn Hill Preserve Visits Williams Heights Elementary

red kangaroo joey

Waresboro Elementary Celebrates Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week

DAFFODIL Pre-K Student Visit the Fire Department

DAFFODIL Students with fire hats

DAFFODIL'S Little Gators Learn Through STEM

STEM 1

 

STEM 2

 

STEM 3

 

STEM 4

Wacona Elementary Collects Can Tabs for Mattie's Mission

Wacona students collect can tabs

Center Elementary Report Card Conferences Are a Huge Success, Thanks to Community Turnout

Center Report Card Conferences

DAFFODIL Students Donate to Okefenokee Humane Society

OHS donation

Kate G. is Waycross Middle School Homecoming Queen

Kate G is Homecoming Queen

Parents Learn About Digital Citizenship and STEM at Waycross Middle's Lunch and Learn Program

WXMS Lunch and Learn

Memorial Drive Elementary Inducts 32 New Members into NEHS

NEHS Inductees

Rylee M. Places 6th in Nationwide Sumdog Math Competition

Rylee M. Sumdog Math Contestant

Lydia Hester Recognized as October Golden Achievement Winner

Hester October Winner

Waycross Police Department K9 Unit Performs Safety Sweep

On Monday morning, November 6, 2017, Ware County High School was on lockdown for around 45 minutes. The school has partnered with the Waycross Police Department to bring drug dogs on campus to deter contraband substances from being brought onsite. This resource is one way to ensure a safe learning environment. After the campus sweep, Principal Bert Smith proudly announced that no drugs were found on campus. The Ware County School System remains committed to the safety of all students and staff and will continue to do all that is possible to make our schools safe. We thank the men and women of the police department who work to keep our community safe as well.

Police Partners Visit Wacona Elementary's Third Grade

Police Partners

Wacona Elementary Robotics Starting Strong

Wacona Robotics TRam

Ware County Middle School Showcases Artwork in the Community

November Artwork

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.

Retired Teacher Sees Fruits from Class Project Twenty Years Later

Davidson and Students

WCHS Holds Report Card Conferences

Report Card Conference Participants

DAFFODIL Pre-K Celebrates 25 Years of Pre-K Services

Mayor Knox and Students

Published Author Nancy Fowler Rivers Visits Center Elementary First Grade

Fowler and Students

Williams Heights Students Celebrate International Walk to School Day

Walk to School

Murray and Thigpens Offer Unique Learning Experiences to Williams Heights Students

Thigpen

 

Murray

Waresboro Elementary PBIS Tailgate Celebration

Tailgate

Perfect Attendance Wins at DAFFODIL Pre-K

Bike Wins

Wacona Elementary 2nd Graders Launch an Astronaut

2nd graders Launch an Astronaut

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.  

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