VACANCY: We are in search of a Technology Specialist to join our district family! The job description may be viewed on our website or at this link: https://www.gwd51.org/page/employment-opportunities An application and resume should be emailed to Dr. Fay Sprouse firstname.lastname@example.org by October 8th.
We are in need of a Part-time Food Service Operator at Ware Shoals High, 20 hours per week. Job duties include food prep and service, maintaining cleanliness of kitchen and cafeteria, and other related duties. Please share this information if you know someone who may be interested. Interested parties should contact Tracy Cooper at 864-980-9236 or Sharon Mann at 864-456-3679. Applications should be submitted by Friday, October 8th.
Good afternoon! Here’s the WSSD51 COVID-19 update for Sept 17 - 22: WSPS: 3 students positive / 0 staff positive / 13 students quarantined / 0 staff quarantined. WSMS: 3 students positive / 0 staff positive / 16 students quarantined / 0 staff quarantined. WSHS: 6 students positive / 1 staff positive / 44 students quarantined / 0 staff quarantined. Total: 13 positive / 73 quarantined. One more day until students begin their fall break! Here's hoping that when we return, the cases will continue to decrease.
We will go live at 2 pm tomorrow and you can join our Homecoming ceremonies via the link below. The video can also be viewed on the district's Facebook live stream. Thanks to all and Go Hornets! https://livestream.com/wssd51/events/9858349
Good morning. Here’s the latest WSSD51 COVID-19 case count for Sept 9 - 13: WSPS: 3 students positive / 1 staff positive / 57 students quarantined / 1 staff quarantined. WSMS: 9 students positive / 1 staff positive / 22 students quarantined / 1 staff quarantined. WSHS: 4 students positive / 0 staff positive / 23 students quarantined. Total: 18 positive / 104 quarantined. This week, the Self Regional Hospital COVID-19 vaccination clinic relocated to the Self Regional Support Services Center located at 104 Wells Ave. COVID-19 testing remains at the drive-through location at 303 West Alexander Avenue. Vaccination Clinic hours will be M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Individuals must call 725-8200 to pre-register and schedule a vaccination appointment.
We are in search of a nurse (LPN or RN). Candidates may email a resume and classified job application (available on our website) or bring them to the district office. The deadline for applications is next Wednesday, September 22. Email: email@example.com
We are always grateful for the support of Solicitor David Stumbo for collecting school supplies for children in need in the 8th Judicial Circuit area. Each year, Solicitor Stumbo teaches diversion program participants the importance of SERVICE ABOVE SELF by accepting school supplies as a part of their restitution. Thanks to the solicitor and his staff for their valued partnership and for their role in making our communities safer!
We are so thankful for our dedicated teachers, and thrilled to announce those selected to represent our schools as 2021-22 Teachers of the Year: Dr. Kem Owens, WSP; Alicia Atherton , WSM, and Ryan Gambrell, WSH. Pictured, L-R, are Shanon Calvert (Board Chair) Kerri Pratt, (20-21 District Teacher of the Year), Owens, Atherton, Gambrell, and Dr. Fay Sprouse, (Superintendent).
A Home School/Private School meeting will be held Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. at Ware Shoals School District Office Darby Conference Room. Information will be provided on Home School/Private School participation and use of Federal IDEA funds. All Home School parents and Private School Directors are invited to attend.
Our community and district are very fortunate to have the support of the Ware Shoals Community Foundation, whose Board of Directors recently donated $2,000 to the Ware Shoals Schools Hall of Fame nonprofit organization and $1,000 to the Athletic Department at WSHS for reconditioning of football helmets. Shown here is board member Dan Branyon presenting the checks to Dr. Sprouse, Chair of the Hall of Fame Committee and Coach Chris Johnston, WSSD Athletic Director. We say "THANKS!" to the Community Foundation.
Good afternoon. Here’s the latest WSSD51 COVID-19 case count for Sept 1-8: WSPS: 3 students positive / 2 staff positive / 46 students quarantined / 1 staff quarantined. WSMS: 10 students positive / 0 staff positive / 42 students quarantined / 1 staff quarantined. WSHS: 1 student positive / 0 staff positive / 9 students quarantined. Total: 16 positive / 99 quarantined.
This morning we celebrated new and current members of the WSM Beta Club! The Junior Pledge states, "I hereby declare that I shall always strive to be honest and truthful; to maintain a credible scholastic record; to be of service to my teachers and peers; to conduct myself in an ethical and moral manner to reflect credit upon my school and community." - Way to go Beta Club members and a special thank you to Mrs. Mobley for sponsoring this club!
Good afternoon. Here’s the latest WSSD51 COVID-19 update as of today: WSPS: 16 students positive / 2 staff positive / 143 students quarantined. WSMS: 2 students positive / 0 staff positive / 9 students quarantined. WSHS: 3 students positive / 0 staff positive / 10 students quarantined. Totals: 23 positive cases / 163 students quarantined. Sending "get well" thoughts to all who are sick and "stay well" wishes to those who are quarantined, so that all of you can get back to school soon. We miss you terribly!
Blood Drive at WSHS tomorrow from 9am-2pm...All donors will receive a $20 eGift card & a T-shirt! Our community is experiencing a severe blood shortage that could last for several weeks if we don't take immediate action. Hospital partners are seeing higher need for blood as the number of previously deferred surgeries increases and trauma cases climb to historical highs. The community's blood supply is only as strong as the community who supports it. Your donation matters always, especially during a time like this. Make an appointment to donate today! Click the link below to make an appointment NOW: https://donate.thebloodconnection.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/177353 Fill Out Your Online Health History Questionnaire Must be filled out the same day as your appointment.
Need a COVID test? Come to Ware Shoals High School before 2PM today to receive a PCR test (not a rapid test). DHEC is providing this drive-through testing clinic for our district and community.
The Sporting Clays Team will meet Monday, August 30th at 6 pm in the Ware Shoals High School Auditorium. Any Nineth through Twelfth grade student interested should bring a parent or guardian to the meeting. Please contact Mr. Frady at 864-456-7500 for more information.
Attention SENIORS and PARENTS, senior yearbook recognition ad forms were mailed out this week. Please check your mailbox for the flyer. Recognition ads will be sold until December 10, 2021. Use this link to purchase and design your senior recognition ad. www.jostens.com/yearbookads Please email Mrs. Guess if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID TESTING is planned for Monday, August 30th, 2021 in front of the Ware Shoals High School between 9am-2pm. Please click on the QR code to register for testing. You can also register at https://covidtest.dhec.sc.gov/en-US/.
A free COVID-19 vaccine clinic is today from 2-5PM in the WS Community Library. Self Regional Healthcare will provide the FDA approved Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and up. No pre-registration is required. Ages 12-15 require parent/guardian consent. Information and consent forms may be found at the following site. (Scroll down about half way and you will see the form in English and Spanish.) https://www.selfregional.org/covid-vaccine-info/ This event is for anyone who wants a vaccine, so tell your family, friends, and neighbors. Come, get a vaccine and take home a free gift certificate!
WSSD51 is offering drive-through COVID testing today until 2PM in front of Ware Shoals High School. Carolina Health Centers is administering a PCR test, which is not a rapid test. Results will be returned in 2-3 days.