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!
12 days ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
WSP Principal
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16 days ago, WSSD 51
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.
19 days ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Brooklyn New
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: 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.
19 days ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
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!
24 days ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
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.
24 days ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Child ID kit
What's the best "building" block for daily success? Starting the morning with a healthy school breakfast! Help us celebrate National School Breakfast Week "Dig In To School Breakfast" March 6-9, 2023. Click on the links for more information. English Spanish
about 1 month ago, Sharon Mann
It's National FFA Week! The mission of FFA is to promote youth leadership through agricultural education. Today we give a shout out to Ms. Allie Camak for her leadership of FFA at Ware Shoals High and to our student leaders in FFA. Several FFA members traveled to Columbia this week to be recognized for their leadership.
about 1 month ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
FFA visit to Cola
FFA in Columbia
Only 100 days until the Class of 2023 reaches the DESTINATION...GRADUATION!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
4K & 5K Pre-Enrollment February 27-March 3 Our 4K program is available for income-eligible children turning four-years-old before September 1, 2023. The program is a full-day learning experience, which follows the regular arrival and dismissal times of Ware Shoals Primary. Our 5K program is available for all students turning five-years-old before September 1, 2023. Parents/guardians may pre-register by completing an enrollment packet. Enrollment packets will be available at Ware Shoals Primary's main office. Contact Mr. Gene Wood at 864-861-2261 with any questions.
about 2 months ago, Dr. Paula Taylor
Ware Shoals Primary is in search of a Teacher Assistant in Special Education. If you have a heart for children and would like to work in a supportive, caring school environment, please send your application to Jenny Pitts: This is a time sensitive matter, so we need applicants to answer quickly. The deadline to apply is February 15th. You can find the Classified Application on our website, under the red "Employment" tab on the home page.
about 2 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
It's that time time! Need some help? Here is an idea...
about 2 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Tax help
Are you pregnant or have a child under 2 years old? If so, reach out to our Early Childhood Coordinator to learn more about Early Steps to School Success program and be entered for a chance to win a FREE basket of household supplies. Contact Carrie Riley 864-456-7923 ext. 1212, 864-407-6454
about 2 months ago, Dr. Paula Taylor
Students in our Innovations in Science and Technology classes presented to Councilwoman Valerie Jackson and Councilwoman Patty Walter their research on Biodegradable Energy Solutions. Our students did a wonderful job with their presentations - we're so proud of them!
2 months ago, Dr. Daniel Crockett
Energy Solutions
So proud of our Jr. Beta Club members who shined at the State Beta Club Convention. Our students took home 3rd place in the Musicology Competition and 7th in the State Spelling Bee. Special thanks to L&L Environmental for sponsoring a portion of this memorable experience.
3 months ago, Dr. Daniel Crockett
Jr Beta Club
The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) is interested in piloting an initiative that could lessen the current school bus driver shortage. This pilot will provide a curriculum and pathway for 18-year-old high schoolers to acquire a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Students will acquire another employable skill—a Class B CDL with Passenger and School Bus Endorsements along with SCDE School Bus Driver Certification—and can potentially help relieve driver shortages before and after graduation. If you or someone you know is interested, contact Dr. Fay Sprouse, Superintendent, at 864-456-7496.
4 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
We are thankful for our business partners who step up to help our district's children! O'Dell Corporation again made a $5,000 donation to Student Council for "Christmas for Kids" and ASI donated $1,000. This program has positively impacted thousands of lives over the past 25+ years. Thanks so much to O'Dell, ASI, and all others who donated, in order to brighten a child's Christmas! LEARNING, SERVING, LEADING...GIVING!!
4 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
ODell donation
ATTENTION! This event is tomorrow evening, and is being hosted by United Way. We invite you to review local information about your community, discuss your concerns, and vote on what needs to change 11/29 Ware Shoals- Larry Traynham Center (79 S. Greenwood Ave.) from 6 pm - 8 pm
4 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
VACANCY Custodian – Ware Shoals Elementary / Middle Qualifications High School Diploma or High School Equivalent (GED) Safe driving record / Ability to pass drug screening test Responsibilities - Keeps assigned areas clean and neat - Keeps inventory of supplies / requests replacements when needed - Conducts general maintenance, upkeep, and repairs - 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 - Assists as needed with opening and/or closing of facilities each day - 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 210 days, 40 hours per week Applications available at the school district office and on the district’s website ( Contact Jeneen Webb, Principal / 864-456-7496 / 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.
4 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Ware Shoals High Alumni are the best! Recently, we received contributions to support two district initiatives that are very important to our community. Cameron Dorn, Class of 2006, shattered a world record for step-ups October 28th at Lou Brissie Field in Riegel Stadium. He received donations to support organizations that he values. The Ware Shoals Fitness Center was one of the organizations. So far, over $1,300 has been received to help purchase additional equipment. The center is a place for our citizens to exercise, and it's free! It's located on the high school campus. Dan Branyon, Class of 1972, presented a check from the Community Foundation for the Ware Shoals Schools Hall of Fame. The WSSHoF recognizes individuals who have placed service over self, making a significant difference in the lives of others. We thank all of you who support district programs that benefit our community!
5 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Cameron Dorn
Dan Branyon