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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Fire Safety Field Trip Helps DAFFODIL Students Learn to Stay Cool

DAFFODIL students recently went on their yearly excursion to Waycross Fire Station #1, where they were greeted by firefighters who quickly got down to business showing students how to stay safe. The students were presented a puppet show with songs that gave an entertaining educational message on fire safety. During the puppet show, fire fighters gave short demonstrations on staying away from matches, having a smoke alarm, and seeing what a fire fighter looks like in full uniform.

Firefighters also demonstrated how to stop, drop, and roll and then gave students the opportunity to perform this important activity on mats under a sheet that imitated smoke. Each student was allowed to spray the fire hose under the guidance of the firefighters. Students were also shown the firefighters' living quarters when they are on call.

The firefighters delighted the students with fire hats, coloring books, crayons, and a ruler to take home to reinforce what they had learned. According to DAFFODIL teacher Mrs. Robyn Cuneo, “My students’ favorite part of the field trip was spraying the water hose!” 

Dr. Linda Houseal is the principal at DAFFODIL Pre-K.


Caden learns how to spray the fire hose.


Mrs. Cuneo's students watch a fire safety puppet show.


Aubrey gets a close-up look at a fireman's uniform.


Students dance and sing "Stop, Drop, and Roll" while wearing their fire hats.

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