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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Environmental Specialist visits Center Elementary 5th Graders

Kathi Murray, Environmental Specialist from Okefenokee RESA/Okefenokee Swamp Park, visited Center Elementary School to teach the 5th grade students about the environment. Ms. Jeanette Causer, 5th Grade science teacher at Center, invited Ms. Murray to lead her students and Mrs. Michelle Watson’s class in this live classroom experience after a study of the Six Animal Kingdoms: Eubacteria, Archaebacteria, Protist, Fungi, Plant (vascular and non-vascular), and Animal (vertebrate and invertebrate).  

 

Students participated in Swamp Station Labs to experience hands-on science interactive lessons where they became familiar with real life plant and animal classification. Not only did students experience scientific investigations, but they were allowed to look at microorganisms under microscopes while performing experiments. Students observed and enjoyed touching a snake while learning about the predator/prey relationship. One 5th grade student, Azaria M., was overheard while in the bacteria/protest station lamenting, “This is so disgusting, yet so fun!” 

 

Ms. Causer instructed her students to take detailed notes about their experience because they will be expected to write a summary of their discoveries after working in the labs. Mrs. Susan Tison, Instructional Coach, observed the stations, and stated, “Through these learning stations, our students benefited from working together and being engaged with the science standards.  Ms. Murray is always welcome at Center Elementary, where she is appreciated for her time and dedication to the detailed labs so students can learn!” Tyler A. Bennett is principal at Center Elementary.

 

 

Image 1 Dy'Mya peers through the microscope to investigate the protus and bacteria in the swamp water.

 

Murray 1

 

Image 2  Tyson observes the snake in the vertebra exhibit.

 

Murray 2





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