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District News

All Students to Return to School Friday, December 7th

All Students Return Dec. 7


Five roads in the Ware County School District remain impassable at this time:


12-Mile Post Road

Virginia Avenue

Brad Street

Rhoda Street

Hunter Street


Families of students who live on these roads will be contacted on an individual basis to arrange alternative transportation or pickup locations so that all students may return to school on Friday, December 7th.


We are grateful to the Ware County Road Department for their efforts in getting the roads back into navigable shape. It took many hours of hard work and dedication to whittle the original list of impassable roads down to five in just three short days. We also thank our fabulous Ware County Schools Transportation Department for the many hours spent riding the roads to ensure our students and staff members would be safe on their bus routes. They have gone far above and beyond the call of their normal day-to-day responsibilities. Safety remains our top priority. We look forward to welcoming all students back to school on Friday, December 7, 2018.

Waycross Middle School Sixth Graders Provide Masterpieces for Art with Heart Auction for Refugees

Art with Heart Participants

Million Father March Held at Center Elementary

Miguel Espinoza and son

Stella K. Wins Grand Champion at Georgia National Fair

Stella K.

Center Elementary Hosts an Evening of Learning for Families

Center Staff and Families


Parents attend an information session


Students enjoy a dance

Community Leaders Celebrate Georgia Pre-K Week at DAFFODIL

Community Week Mr. Eames


Community Week Mrs. Solomon-Gaines


Community Week Mrs. Jordan


Community Week Chief Tanner


Community Week Mayor Knox

Memorial Drive Elementary Recognizes Citizenship Award Winners

Benefield and award recipients

DAFFODIL Pre-K Students Learn about Homes and Families through STEAM Activity

DAFFODIL students learn about home and family


Student working on art project

Waycross Middle School Lady Bulldogs are Cross Country Conference Champions

WXMS Girls Cross Country Team

DAFFODIL Pre-K Students Enjoy STEM Building Activity

Student Group 1


Student Group 2

Waycross Bank and Trust Officials Visit Memorial Drive Elementary School

Waycross Bank and Trust officials and students

Memorial Drive Students Cook Up Story Stew with Chef Maxwell

Story Stew Participants

Memorial Drive Elementary Introduces Artist of the Month Recognition

August Artist of the Month

Ruskin Elementary's Reading Belt Challenge Encourages Students to Read

Ruskin Reading Belt Challenge

Wacona Elementary WINGS Students Participate in Iditarod Quilt Project

Iditarod Quilt Project

WCMS FFA Meats Evaluation Team is 6th in State


Maria M. Named to National FBLA Council

Maria M.

Five Ware County Students Awarded REACH Scholarships

Scholar 1


Scholar 2


Scholar 3


Scholar 4



WCHS Graduation Date Change Announcement

WCHS graduation exercises will be observed Saturday, May 18th at 9:00am at Memorial Stadium. This date change was made effective at the October 2018 Board Meeting. Graduating seniors' last day of school will be Friday, May 17th. All other students' last day of school will be Friday, May 24th. We will observe Early Release on May 23rd and May 24th.


Click the Newsletter to Read the Latest Edition of CTAE Gator Futures

October Newsletter

Williams Heights Celebrates International Walk to School Day

Walk to School Participants

Center Elementary School Parent Advisory Council Meets

Parent Advisory Council

Ware County School District Honored for Farm to School Excellence at 2018 Golden Radish Awards

Honorary Recognition

Report Cards Released October 16th

Report Cards will go home on Tuesday, October 16th. Please ask your child for his/hers. Thank you for being our partner in your child’s education!



WCHS Recognized as a Common Sense Certified School for Digital Citizenship

Common Sense

DAFFODIL Pre-K Visits Local Fire Station

Field Trip

Student Ambassadors Assist with PBIS Program at Williams Heights Elementary School

PBIS Ambassadors

WCMS Students' Artwork Featured in the Community

Sept Artwork in the Community

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


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

Ware County School District Achieves 2018 GSBA Distinguished School Board Status

Distinguished Board Badge

Ruskin Elementary Students Plant with 1831 Garden Center

Harley Herrin assists students with planting

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

Ruskin Elementary Advances Toward STEM Certification

Ruskin Certification Team

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.

Ruskin Elementary Students are Math Superstars

Math Superstars

Memorial Drive Counselor Tiffany Warren Runs Boston Marathon

Tiffany Warren



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


Coach Mandy Lingenfelter Inducted into BPC Athletic Hall of Fame

Lingenfelter Induction

WCHS Named AP STEM and AP Humanities School


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

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



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



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





3rd Block



4th Block

Waresboro Elementary Students Compete at Regional Technology Competition


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

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


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

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

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:


Click on Administrator, Teacher, or Paraprofessional to begin the application process.

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

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. 

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. 

Georgia Power Supports System STEM Initiative

STEM Partner