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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Entrepreneur Jim Lastinger Presents to Center Elementary Students

Mr. Jim Lastinger visited Center Elementary to talk with students about the highest-demand job of the future…..coding. Students were reminded that everything they use today relies on coding. He asked the students, “Do you know how long it takes to write ONE million lines of code?” After several guesses, he provided the answer: It would take one person 223 YEARS to write one million lines of code. It would take 67 people 40 months to write that amount. That is why coders must be people who can work with others, think creatively and persevere until a task is completed.

 

Two facts that the students got excited about were the self-driving car video and the fact that the human genome contains 3.3 BILLION lines of code. Mr. Lastinger also shared with the students that the Space Shuttle  only required 400,000 lines of code, whereas a Chevy Volt car requires 10 million lines of code.

 

Coding will continue to be a central focus of the school as it prepares students for jobs of the future. Mr. Tyler Bennett is principal at Center Elementary.

 

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