Please click the link below to tune in to our Hall of Fame ceremony tomorrow at 2pm! https://www.facebook.com/events/286071004166825/ Thank you!
Good afternoon! Schools and offices will be closed on Monday, September 4th. We hope everyone enjoys a wonderful Labor Day holiday.
From WSSD51 - If your child attended our schools last year, you are eligible to receive a 2023 Summer K-12 P-EBT card valued at $120 for each child. Cards are expected to mail out after September 9, 2023. You must verify your address on the DSS Benefits portal. You will need your child's PowerSchool ID number. Here is the link for the benefits portal: https://benefitsportal.dss.sc.gov/#/pebt/addressverification
Our schools and students are so fortunate to have caring community partners. This year, O'Dell Corporation is providing school supplies for students at Ware Shoals Primary. Some of the employees even came during their lunch break to help distribute the supplies to classrooms! We also received supplies from the Lakelands United Way and the 8th Circuit Solicitor's Office which will be shared among the schools. Please join us in thanking all for their generosity!
A new school year has begun! The Board of Trustees welcomes teachers today and students on July 26. Your board members are (L to R): Genie McDill (Vice Chairman), Shanon Calvert (Chairman), Cody Quinn, Jewel McCullough (Secretary), and Mandy Salter. New member Mandy Salter took the Oath of Office at yesterday's meeting, and incumbent Genie McDill reaffirmed her Oath. It's going to be a GREAT year!
VACANCY Food Service Operator – Ware Shoals Primary Qualifications High School Diploma or High School Equivalent (GED) Prior lunchroom experience preferred Demonstrated aptitude for successful performance of the job duties Responsibilities - Assist in food prep and service and coordinate work schedule so that food will be ready at required times - Maintain cleanliness of kitchen and lunchroom - Maintain daily temperature logs and food production records - Operate and /or utilize various appliances and equipment - Maintain neat appearance, cleanliness, and courteous conduct - Interact and work well with immediate supervisor, co-workers, students, parents, teachers, school staff and administration - Perform duties in compliance with safety and health standards - Participate in training sessions - Alert supervisor of concerns immediately - Present a positive image of Ware Shoals School District 51 at all times - Perform other related duties as assigned Terms 185 days, 30 hours per week Applications available at the school district office and on the district’s website (www.gwd51.org) Contact Elaine Edens, Food Service Manager / 864-396-0016 / email@example.com Jason Dickerson, Principal / 864-861-2261 / firstname.lastname@example.org Ware Shoals District 51 is committed to equal opportunity. The policy of the district is not to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, national origin, religion, age, handicap or disability.
We are pleased to announce that all children attending Ware Shoals School District 51 will participate in the Community Eligibility Provision(CEP) program. This will allow all students to receive free nutritious meals for breakfast and lunch every school day. If you would like more information please visit https://shorturl.at/chs09
Job Vacancy: Custodian – Ware Shoals Primary Qualifications High School Diploma or High School Equivalent (GED) Ability to pass drug screening test Job Responsibilities: Keeps areas clean and neat Keeps inventory of supplies / requests replacements when needed Uses mower, weed-eater, blower, weed killer, etc. to keep grounds neat and clean Maintains neat appearance, courteous conduct, and works well with district and school personnel Alerts supervisor of safety concerns immediately Reports repairs needed or damage to school property to supervisor Moves boxes, furniture, etc. as requested Safely uses motorized equipment and hand/power tools as needed to perform duties Performs other duties as assigned Terms: 220 days, 40 hours per week Applications available at the school district office and on the district’s website (www.gwd51.org) Contact: Jason Dickerson, Principal 864-861-2261, email@example.com Ware Shoals District 51 is committed to equal opportunity. The policy of the district is not to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, national origin, religion, age, handicap or disability.
The Summer Reading program at the Ware Shoals School/Community Library is going strong, and our students are leading the pack! Keep up the great work!
Please see the updated Youtube link for our 2023 Graduation Ceremony! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU76iSgS_0s
Please tune in to watch our Class of 2023 Graduate at 7pm!! Youtube rtmp://a.rtmp.youtube.com/live2 Facebook https://fb.me/e/2dBgYRlyy
Simply "Superior"! The high school and middle school bands along with the middle school chorus displayed their incredible talents for our community last night! Click the link for a short clip of the high school's performance. https://5il.co/1uh6b
SC Medicaid Annual Eligibility Reviews Resumed (Effective April 1, 2023) The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services provides health care benefits to nearly 1.3 million South Carolinians. The agency’s mission is to be boldly innovative in improving the health and quality of life for South Carolinians. Federal law requires all state Medicaid agencies to check the eligibility status of Medicaid members annually to ensure those who are enrolled remain eligible for the program. Provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) required states to maintain continuous eligibility for Medicaid members who were enrolled as of March 2020 throughout the COVID-19 federal PHE. To comply with the FFCRA, SCDHHS paused its standard annual review process and only removed members from the Healthy Connections Medicaid program if they moved, requested to be removed or passed away. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, passed by Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden Dec. 23, 2022, requires state Medicaid agencies to resume their standard annual eligibility review processes April 1, 2023. If you or your children receive health care benefits (Medicaid) through the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, you need to verify and/or update your information so that you do not risk losing your health care coverage. You may do that via the new document update tool. If you need assistance with updating your information, please contact Marti Arsenault at 864-456-7496 ext. 1100 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Best of luck to all of our Hornet athletes competing in playoff games this week! GO HORNETS!
Join us in welcoming Mr. Jason Dickerson to the WSSD family! He was unanimously approved today as Principal of Ware Shoals Primary for the 2023-24 school year. He and his family reside in Belton. He currently serves as Assistant Principal at Honea Path Elementary. Pictured with Mr. Dickerson are those who served on the interview team... Mrs. Wilburn, Ms. Moose, Mrs. Owens, Mrs. Snyder, Mrs. Gunter, and Dr. Crockett. Brandon Williamson, parent representative, also served but was unable to attend the meeting today. Thanks to each one who served!
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Brooklyn New, 7th grade student at Ware Shoals Middle, serves as Miss Junior 4-H Teen. Recently, she traveled to Columbia for 4-H Legislative Day, where she met with local legislators and witnessed the legislative process. We are very proud of Brooklyn's leadership in the 4-H organization, which is America's largest youth development organization. She is shown here with Senator Danny Verdin, who represents Laurens and Greenville Counties.
Ware Shoals Primary is in search of a School Nurse, RN or LPN. If you have a heart for children and would like to work in a supportive, caring school environment, please send your application to our District Nurse, Kim McClain: email@example.com. The School Nurse works the days that children attend (180) plus 2 additional days for training. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 7th. You can find the Classified Application on our website, under the red "Employment" tab on the home page.
Filing for School Board closed Monday at noon. No election will be held in May, since two candidates filed for the two seats that were to be filled. Genie McDill (incumbent) and Mandy Salter will take the Oath of Office at the July board meeting to begin their 3 year terms. Congratulations!
In 2022, our state legislature passed the S.C. Child ID law. WSSD51 has been given at-home ID kits that are available for each student. To obtain a kit for your student(s), please notify the school office or your child's teacher. These are inkless, at-home kits that never enter a database. It takes about 2 minutes to complete and is to be stored at home in a cool, dry, and safe place. There is no obligation to request the kit. However, it will allow you to have your child’s vital information, fingerprints, and DNA should you ever need it. These kits are to be STORED AT HOME and should only be given to law enforcement in case of an emergency.