Dr. Jenny Barnes, Principal
3379 West Church Street
Waycross, GA 31503
Enjoy your summer!
Waresboro Elementary School Supply List
The motto at Waresboro Elementary
School is "Where Everybody is Somebody
Special." Located in the community of
Waresboro about five miles from the county
seat, students attending Waresboro
Elementary come from Waycross, Waresboro,
and the farming communities of Millwood,
Telmore, and Bickley.
Eagle News Team 2012-2013--Emily Hardee,
Trevor Morehouse, Destinee Richards, and
your support for Mattie by collecting
pop tabs from aluminum cans and sending
them to the school. They will be
sent to a recycling center which in turn
will send a check in Mattie's honor to
the Ronald McDonald House Charity in
Thanks in advance from TEAM
August 1 - Open House
August 5 - First Day of School
the Gold at Waresboro!
bell: 7:35 Tardy
bell: 7:40 Dismissal:
Title I - Parent Involvement
Academic Awards 2011-2012
Young Georgia Author winners
Kindergarten--Charlacia Jones--Ms. Tisby's class
grade--Kaleigh Joiner--Mrs. Goble's
grade--Erin Meeks--Mrs. Carter's
grade--Emma Thomas--Mrs. Rouse's
grade--Logan Crawford--Mrs. James' class
and System winner!
grade--Owen Lee--Mrs. Sanders'
out these great sites for
Logon ID: to be sent home
Until your childís teacher sends the
Logon ID home, you can use the following
information to log onto the program.
To see Student Tests
for this grade
great tool for CRCT skillsÖ..
childís student number + w
child's student number
Example for John Doe whose student
number is 12345:
Renaissance Place Home Connect
Reader, Math Facts in a Flash
parents and students the ability to
view and monitor student information and
setup email notifications
search for the next AR book to read
receive extra practice on math facts
Student login and password needed.
Help our school!
Collect and send Box Tops for
Education and Campbell's
Labels for Education.
Box Top Winners 2nd 9 weeks 2012-2013
grade - Mrs. Arnold
grade - Mrs. Thrift
Box Top Winners 3rd 9 weeks 2012-2013
grade - Mr. Thomas
grade - Mrs. Thrift
Box Top Winners 4th 9 weeks 2012-2013
1st grade - Mrs. Roberts
grade - Mrs. Thrift
Mrs. Thrift's 4th grade
won all 4 nine weeks! Way to go!
Our vision at
Waresboro Elementary School is to enable all
students to excel academically, socially,
The mission of
the Waresboro faculty and staff is to provide a
safe, caring, learning environment in which
all students achieve and no child is left
behind. Each student will be led to meet
or exceed his or her own potential.
Loyalty, Perseverance, Honesty,
Responsibility, and Respect.
students participate in a wide variety of
extracurricular activities. The team members
and their coaches are responsible for
bringing first place recognition for
Waresboro in all areas.
Academic Quiz Bowl
Team meets after school from
early fall into the spring. They usually
participate in three to five competitions
Georgia Quiz Bowl Team
members begin meeting after school in early
fall and participate in a number of
grades K-5 participate in the
Authorís Contest each year.
Our 5th and 4th
grade students are encouraged to participate
in the Social
Science Fair and the Science Fair.
Our 4th and 5th
grade students participate in the annual
at both school level and system level.
Reader program (AR) is a computerized reading
management program which tests a student on
his or her reading comprehension. A student
reads an AR book then takes a short quiz on
the computer either in the classroom or the
media center. Both the student and the
teacher get immediate individualized
feedback on the studentís reading practice.
The program uses
a STAR test to determine the level each
student can successfully read independently.
Students are assessed four times a year in
order to pinpoint the appropriate level of
reading challenge for each student.
At Waresboro our goal is for every student to read
at least 25 books on his or her own level. Waresboro teachers help the students meet
classroom and individual goals to encourage
reading for enjoyment and meaning. The media
center has become the heart of the school as
students read two, three, or four times more
than ever before!
our second grade students are exposed to the
fundamentals of swimming. They visit the
YMCA daily for one week out of the year,
and learn to swim in their Olympic size
pool! This is a highly anticipated event.
retired teachers, community volunteers, and
the Business Partners in Education are
participants in an active tutoring/mentoring
program at Waresboro. The tutors help
students with the AR program and other
academic assignments. The tutorís role also
takes on that of mentoring as the tutor
becomes a significant part in a studentís
life. Many times these tutors provide the
only chance a student has to practice his or
her reading with an adult in a one-on-one
setting. The tutors/mentors are lauded for
the volunteer hours they give to the
volunteer program is made up of parents,
grandparents, and members of the community.
They volunteer their
time and efforts at Waresboro early in the
school year. These invaluable volunteers
assist teachers, administrators, and students by
helping with copy machines, a
child needing to make up missed work, helping in the
library, and many other similar tasks. Many
thanks goes to their untiring participation.
Our computer labs are
equipped with Windows XP computers.
are able to go the lab as a class on a
daily basis. They have opportunities to
interact with many academic software
programs that promote academic success.
students and teachers take part in the
county-wide Character Education program. In
order to foster admirable characteristics,
the teachers choose one student from their
homeroom each week who exhibits the
character trait of the word of the week.
Those studentsí names and pictures go on our
character bulletin board in the lunchroom.
The students also spend ten minutes every
morning involved in a teacher-led activity
to learn about the word of the week.
collaborate to identify students'
strengths, weaknesses, and needs.
positive working partnerships with all
stakeholders who are involved in the
education of each child. (students,
parents, community, teachers, and staff)
students make yearly gains on mandated
state and system-wide assessments.
research and utilize areas of
instruction that we can improve or
expand upon to enrich student learning.