WCMS Digital Students - Please bring your chromebooks, chargers, & calculators to school for testing. Also, please leave your cell phones or any other electronic devices at home or they can be left at the front office until testing is over. PARENTS, please wait for the phone calls for pickup after testing is complete before coming to the school. We will allow all digital students to call home when they are finished. Thank you! Have a restful evening & see you all tomorrow!
WCMS 6th, 7th, & 8th grade parents: Our GMAS testing days are here! All students will be taking the ELA portions of the GMAS this week in 3 parts, on Tuesday May 4th (ELA Section 1), Wednesday May 5th (ELA Section 2), and Thursday May 6th (ELA Section 3). May 7th will be for any MAKEUP testing. To help ensure your student's success, please be sure they are well rested and arrive to school on time each day. Students need to be in their Homerooms by 8:30am each day.
Ware County Middle School is providing a testing opportunity for all students to test and it is our expectation that all students will test. Georgia Milestone testing will start on May 4, 2021. Students will need to arrive at Ware Middle anytime between 8:00 and 8:30 am. As soon as your student is finished testing, he/she will be able to call home for a ride. The scheduled days for testing are as follows: 6th/7th/8th---May 4,5,6,10 and 11 8th grade will also test on May 12 and 13.
Letters about Georgia Milestones Testing were sent home today with your student. Teachers will also share via DOJO and/or Remind. Please contact the school if you have any questions.
Ware Middle announces the Title I Stakeholder Input Program Evaluation Meeting! The meting will take place live via a video meeting using a Google Meets link on April 15, 2021, at 5:00 PM. The purpose of this meeting is to ask for your assistance in planning our family engagement activities and determine what training our staff will need to promote good school-family partnerships. This meeting will also allow you to share ideas for revisions to our School-Parent Compact and Parent Engagement Plan. We will also discuss how to best spend our family engagement funds. You will be provided with the link to the meeting after Spring Break.
WCMS Parents - Spring Picture Day is tomorrow!! Please make sure your student(s) bring their order form and payment if you would like for them to have their picture made. Order forms were sent home last week.
Nos gustaría recibir su opinión sobre cómo lo estamos haciendo y qué podemos hacer para satisfacer las necesidades de su hijo y su familia. Sus comentarios nos ayudarán en nuestra planificación para el próximo año. Gracias por tomarse el tiempo para completar esta encuesta. https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/ParentSurveyFY22Spanish
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Read Across America Week is next week! We have lots of fun things planned! Please see below for Dress up Days. We will have a door decorating contest for the teachers, daily giveaways for the students, and a Holt's Doughnut Party for the class that participates the most! Can't wait to celebrate this special week!! Dress Up Days Monday (March 1st)- Mustache Monday- The Lorax- Wear a Mustache or Orange Tuesday (March 2nd)- Oh the Places You will Go.. Dress as the career you want.. or Wear College shirts.. or Dress as a Tourist Visiting a Destination they want to Visit.. Wednesday (March 3rd).. Wacky Wednesday.. Wear Mismatched Clothes. Thursday (March 4th)... Thing One and Thing Two- Grab a Twin and Dress Up As Twins Friday- (March 5th) Cat in the Hat Day- Wear Favorite Hat **Of course all of this will need to meet dress code standards.
Hello Parents, Guardians, and Learning Coaches, Ware Middle Staff continues to prioritize the needs of our students. We have used feedback from surveys to address the needs of our parents and students. We address these needs each month using the Home and School Connection newsletter. Our newsletter provides practical ideas to promote academic success, parenting tips, healthy habits, positive character traits and more. English- https://5il.co/po4x Spanish-https://5il.co/po4y Here are a few tips to help cope with the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. *Children will follow your lead. Try to stay calm and stick to your normal routines as much as possible—this can limit the stress kids feel in uncertain times. *Ask your teenagers what they’ve heard about coronavirus. This will give you the chance to clear up any misconceptions they may have, perhaps as a result of rumors circulating in school or on social media. *Reassure them that following common-sense advice (washing their hands frequently, staying home if they are sick) is the best way they can help. *It’s natural for teens to feel disappointed when events are canceled. Empathize with them, and consider doing special at-home activities. Examples: Hold a family movie night, and have them set up a “concession stand” that offers treats like microwave popcorn and pretzels. Play games like Pictionary, charades, or Trivial Pursuit—you might even play with relatives via video chat. *If your middle or high schoolers have online assignments, let them set up a quiet area where they can work. You might suggest that they start a remote study group with friends. They can use phone calls or video chats to discuss books they’re reading or quiz each other on material.
We will be starting our 50/50 Raffle fundraiser tomorrow and it will go through to the last Friday of February (02/26/2021). Tickets ($3 each) are being sold at the front office of the school, as well as in the afternoon car rider line. We hope to also offer them in the morning car rider drop off. We greatly appreciate your support!! Anyone can purchase tickets!
Happy Monday, everyone! Tutoring for Ware County Middle School will begin after February 1st. If you received a tutoring form from your student and haven't returned it, please do so as soon as possible. If you did not receive a form and feel as though your student needs additional assistance through tutoring, we may have a few available spots left. You may contact the school to be added onto the waitlist.
Hello Parents/Family Members, Ware Middle would like to highlight some important topics that are covered in the December edition of the “Home and School Connection Newsletter”. This edition offers ideas that can help you support your child by modeling a positive mindset, encouraging completion of work while demonstrating the consequences of poor work ethic, and the importance of planning ahead when writing. We have been targeting the social and emotional needs of our students. This month, there are tips that provide support to parents in dealing with peer pressure and how to be a positive force in your child’s life through your language. Take time to discuss how everyday interactions with students, peers, and adults affect their learning. Be sure to read the “Plan ahead for better essays” section to help your child develop and practice writing skills. Talk to your child about what they are learning. Remember to reach out to your child’s teacher(s) if you feel a need to discuss your child’s progress. December 2020 English- https://5il.co/nkx3 December 2020 Spanish-https://5il.co/nkxd
Good afternoon! All cookie dough fundraiser order forms and money need to be turned in tomorrow morning to your child’s homeroom teacher. Please make sure all student information is filled out on the form. Thank you all so much for making this a great fundraiser! We look forward to seeing everyone at school tomorrow!
Happy Thanksgiving!! Please continue to sell cookie dough through this next week. All orders will be due on Monday, Nov. 30th upon our return. We hope you have a wonderful week! Take care & stay safe!
If you would like to pick up breakfast and lunch for your child, please go to the Ware County homepage and create a profile. It is listed under Dining. You will then need to click on Digital Learning Pickup under miscellaneous on the left. The meals will need to be picked up Monday in the afternoon car rider pickup area from 9:00a.m. until 10:00a.m (see link below). Students will need to work on their assignments daily in Google Classrooms. Teachers will post videos and conduct Google Meets with students. Please email your child’s teacher if you need any assistance or clarification. The attendance will be taken care of through the school for traditional students. You may view progress reports through the parent portal. Traditional students will receive them after Thanksgiving break. Digital parents will be able to pick them up in the office. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqKIyeEmn4UVgO-4T7G8GL9tOuN2zFdFeZ9NS4SY9YF72Aeg/viewform
Good news!! We’ve extended the Cookie Dough fundraiser to Monday, November 16th! All orders must be turned in on Monday to meet the deadline. Please remember if you purchase cookie dough through our online payment system, to type the student’s name & homeroom teacher in the description. We want all students to get the credit they deserve for the sales! Also, ALL COOKIE DOUGH orders will have to be picked up at the school when they come in. We will send out an announcement when we get that date!! Thank you so much for all of your support! https://osp.osmsinc.com/WareGA/BVModules/CategoryTemplates/Detailed%20List%20with%20Properties/Category.aspx?categoryid=HG553
Good afternoon! Today, we sent home fundraiser information with our students. We would LOVE for everyone to sell at least 5 items if possible! We are selling cookie dough as well as other items online! There is a letter with the flyers that explain all about the fundraiser and how to place an order. We wanted to make it easy for students to sell cookie dough without having to collect money so we have setup all of the cookie dough options through our Online Payment System. Follow this link to order! https://tinyurl.com/y2rzomud Please make sure to include the students name and their homeroom when placing an order so we know who to give the credit to!! Digital students can get involved too! Just stop by the front office to pickup a fundraiser packet!! If you have any questions, please contact the school at 912-287-2341. Have a GREAT evening!
Due to the current pandemic, we are not hosting any meetings in person. Instead, we would like to invite you to view our Annual Title I Parent Meeting. The link below will take you to a recording of our meeting which is located on our school's website. We look forward to partnering with you this school year and appreciate your feedback. GOOO Gators!! When you click on the preferred language link, complete the form and click submit to be advanced to the video presentation. English-https://forms.gle/d1oY47FaEWjd7J467 Spanish-https://forms.gle/rR7S9wNNyW3KsU1q6 Have a wonderful day!
Good Morning: Due to the current pandemic, we are not hosting parent meetings in person. Instead, we would like to invite you to view our Annual Title I Parent Meeting virtually. A link will be shared later this week that will take you to a recording of our meeting which will be located on our school's website. We look forward to partnering with you this school year and appreciate your feedback. Have a great day, and go GATORS! Stay tuned for this important meeting!
Check out our new Home and School Connection Newsletter called Middle Years: Working Together for School Success for the month of October! You can access them here. English: https://5il.co/lr29 Spanish: https://5il.co/lr2a We hope that the month of October brings you great experiences and memories with your family!
We are so excited to announce the launch of an online payment system for our school!!! Check out the link below to see our new online payment system. The system is designed to offer our parents and guardians the convenience of using debit/credit cards for anything we are collecting money for at school. The site is extremely user friendly! Simply create a username and password using your email address and you will be able to pay for school expenses from anywhere! https://tinyurl.com/y2rzomud If you have any questions, please contact our bookkeeper, Mrs. Herrin, @ 912-287-2341
WCMS: SECONDLY: Students will need to go to Google Classroom at https://classroom.google.com/ to either Accept the invite for all teachers or Join Class (+ in top right corner) using the codes given to them, then review and complete information and assignments for each class by 11:59 PM. Digital Students must attend the 1st day of class or will be marked as a NO SHOW and will be removed from the rosters and Google Classroom. If you have any questions please contact Ware County Middle School (912) 287-2341 or Ware County Technical Support at (912) 452-9866.
WCMS: Good Afternoon Gators and Parents! Welcome Back Everyone! Two important things: FIRST: All students must be logged into their Ware County Google Account in order to access all Learning Resources and Assignments, that is, typed in as: StudentnumberID@ware.k12.ga.us; for example firstname.lastname@example.org. Then Students will be prompted to create an new password since All passwords have been reset to Reset1234. The new password needs to be set as WCMS and the student number like this example: WCMS12345. If you have already done this, you will not need to do it again.
Attention All Virtual Students... We just reset the passwords for all student accounts at Ware Middle. We had so many students that didn't know their password so we decided to do that. Their password is Reset1234 and it will prompt them to create a new password when they log in the next time. This will need to be wcms & their student number. For example...wcms54589. Their username should be email@example.com. For example: firstname.lastname@example.org, if it ask you for an old password.. click forgot password and then click on proceed anyway. If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com. Thanks, Mrs. Mancil
Click here for the Virtual Open House site: https://www.ware.k12.ga.us/o/ware-county-middle-school/page/virtual-open-house--8
WCMS Camp Gator for upcoming 6th graders will be TOMORROW, Thursday, August 6th. There will be 4 sessions according to the school they attended in 5th grade. WACONA 8am - 9am WARESBORO. 9:30am - 10:30am RUSKIN. 11am - 12pm CENTER/School Choice 2pm - 3pm Wear a Hawaiian shirt!! Drop off & pickup at front lobby! We look forward to seeing all our new Gators!!! Our apologies if you didn't receive our previous messages regarding Camp Gator!!
WCMS Camp Gator for upcoming 6th graders will be Thursday, August 6th. There will be 4 sessions according to the school they attended in 5th grade. WACONA 8am - 9am WARESBORO 9:30am - 10:30am RUSKIN. 11am - 12pm CENTER/School Choice. 2pm - 3pm Wear a Hawaiian shirt! Drop off at front lobby! If you have problem with your time, please call 912-287-2341.
This is a reminder that an up-to-date immunizations report is due for all upcoming 7th graders!! Please make sure to place the report in an envelope that is labeled with YOUR CHILD’s NAME & WCMS. Forms can be dropped off at the school or the WARE BOE on Bailey Street. Thank you!
Good afternoon! Due to inclement weather, WCMS tutoring has been canceled for today, March 5th.
Yesterday, Ware Middle School participated in a lockdown. It was a safety precaution. Our students and staff did a great job.
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The Bling Bling Blessings Mobile Boutique is coming to Ware Middle on December 19th & 20th! The Boutique is a Walk-In Retail store that caters to ALL! A portion of All Proceeds Will Be Donated Back To Ware Middle. Come shop for Christmas & give back to the school at the same time! Students will have an opportunity to go through the boutique. They will be setup in the circular drive near the breezeway by the band room. Please stop by & shop!
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WCMS: Students and staff participated in a lockdown drill today. An excellent job was done by all. 11-22 is early release. Car riders will be released at 12:45, followed by bus riders at 1:00. We wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving Students return on December 2
WCMS News: We will do the 50/50 drawing live tomorrow Friday, November 22 at 11:30am on our Facebook page! The tickets are available in the front office and in the car rider line for $3.00 if you are interested. Tickets must be purchased prior to the drawing!
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Ware Middle invites you to join us for our annual Veteran’s Day Program on Monday, November 11, 2019. The program will begin at 2:30 pm in the Ware Middle Auditorium. Staff and students are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue as we celebrate our nation’s veterans.
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Ware Middle School students will start a new phone policy on Monday. We are enforcing this policy to limit the distraction and temptation for them to use their phones during instructional time. The phones will be powered off at 7:00 until 3:10. Cell phones will be stored in book bags or lockers until the end of the day. If they need to contact a parent or guardian, they will be allowed to call from the office. Students that are sick will go to the nurse. She will take care of them or call their parents to pick them up. Students will be given a grace period to get used to the new policy. I appreciate you all assisting us with this transition.
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Interquest Detection Canines of Georgia will provide an assembly for students, staff, and parents tomorrow, October 4th, at 9:00 a.m. They will share how their involvement with the school assists with deterring students from bringing contraband. The assembly will take place in Ware Middle School’s Auditorium. We would like to thank our parents and stakeholders for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you there.
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WCMS Students & Parents! We are hoping that you will help us out by collecting as many can tabs as possible. All of our can tabs will be going to the Ronald McDonald House in Jacksonville to help offset the cost of families staying there. Each pound that they receive will benefit them by $.40-$.60 per pound. They receive several hundred dollars a month and part of this could be because of you and your child. The profit from the can tabs will give these families a chance to stay together during the toughest of times. The homeroom that collects the most can tabs will be rewarded with a pizza party. The contest will runs until October 25. Thank you for your support!
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A message from Ware Middle: We apologize for any inconvenience that may be caused by enforcing the dropoff in the tennis court area. The safety of our teachers and students is one of our utmost priorities. Please do not wait until you get to the door to allow your child to get out of your vehicle. When you get to the sidewalk, let your child out and allow them to walk along the sidewalk into the building. This will prevent traffic from being backed up. Your cooperation in this manner is greatly appreciated.
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The Ware County School System will observe Labor Day on Monday, September 2nd. All schools and the Central Office will be closed. School will resume on Tuesday, September 3rd. Have a safe and happy long weekend!
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Thank you, WCMS parents for your patience with our car rider procedure today. Please make sure the school personnel gives you a number when they ask for your child’s name and grade and remind your child to obtain their number before leaving the classroom. For example, If you are given #5 then you should stay in the number 5 spot until your child is loaded in your car. As you enter the last curve in the parking lot, please pick a lane and STAY in that lane so that your child will be in the correct spot to load. Do not pull up out of your spot even if the car ahead of you leaves. If you are in the #1 spot, you will be given a red piece of paper that signifies your number. Please return those to the person collecting them. This process will work with the help of all parents, students and staff.
Due to the increasing amount of students who are car riders, Ware County Middle School is changing the location of the car rider line in the afternoons only beginning this Monday, August 12. Morning drop-off remains the same! We ask that you enter the auditorium parking lot as usual and follow the traffic flow. You will not be able to turn left on Cherokee Street after you pick up your child. Two lanes of traffic will be utilized in order to expedite the process for you and your child. Please know that we are trying to ensure that students are safe in the event of inclement weather. Thank you for being patient with us as we strive to have the best possible system in place for all our students.
New afternoon pick up procedure will begin on Monday, August 12, 2019
Ware County Schools has a new parent messaging app this year! If you get a call from +1 (501) 712-2633 Little Rock, Arkansas, that’s us! Please save the number so you will know it isn’t a telemarketer calling. Thanks!
WCMS' new Principal Dr. Benefield. See her autobiography on our web page.
School starts for Ware County Schools on August 1, 2019
We expect the most significant weather impact to remain to the north and west of Ware County and anticipate that all Ware County schools will operate on a normal schedule Monday, March 4th. We are monitoring road conditions and will make direct contact with families who may be impacted by impassable roads if alternate transportation arrangements need to be made. Please stay alert to changing weather conditions. Any updates will be shared on Facebook and through our new website and mobile app. You can get updates directly on your mobile phone by downloading the Ware County Schools app. Safety remains our top priority.
Congratulations to the District Winners of our Fair Bear Writing Contest: Camp H. from Williams Heights, Lexy G. from Waresboro, and Olivia S. from Ware Middle. They will advance to the state level of competition! Good luck!
Parents and guardians are invited to take a School Climate Survey at http://gshs.gadoe.org/parents. The survey closes March 1st. Take a moment to let your voice be heard!
Parents looking to apply for Intradistrict Transfer to a different school within the district for the 2019-2020 school year must complete this form and submit it to the Ware County Board of Education by 4:30pm on Feb. 28th. https://5il.co/6evj
Technology Fair is happening today at South Georgia State College in Waycross
Do you have a student who receives Special Education services? If so, please take the GA Department of Education's parent survey. It will be open through May 31st. http://www.gadoe.org/Parent-Survey
Keeping up with the trendy teen apps is difficult! Conduct a regular internet search for the latest list to stay informed. Here are 10 apps teens are using that parents should know about, from an ABC news affiliate. https://abc13.co/2SFBQea
Come check out the Teacher Recruitment Fair on January 26th at the Ware County High School PAC from 9-11am.
The Ware County Middle School Robotics Team competed in Covington, GA, in their first VEX IQ Next Level Robotics Competition of the school year.