Back to School Celebration - DESTINATION...GRADUATION! We welcomed teachers back on July18th. A favorite part of our district meeting is having each faculty present a school spirit skit based on their theme for the year. Having fun is a big part of what we do as educators! Ware Shoals High's theme is "Destination Graduation...Driven to Succeed," Ware Shoals Middle's theme is "Choosing to Climb," and Ware Shoals Primary's theme is "Building the Foundation to Destination Graduation." We love what we do, which is preparing ALL students to make it to the finish line with a diploma in hand! Please join us in creating a COMMUNITY CULTURE where GRADUATION is an EXPECTATION!
4 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
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We’re looking forward to having everyone back at school tomorrow to begin another year of learning! Please drive safely and watch out for school buses riders and walkers. We have facility projects that are still underway. One that WSHS parents and students need to be aware of is the roof replacement. For our students’ safety, the front driveway will be closed temporarily for student drop-off and pick-up. Students will be dropped off and picked up at the WSHS Library entrance until further notice. From S Greenwood Ave, take Dairy St, then Sparks Ave, then turn left into the school parking area where the library entrance is located. Make the first day and every day a great one!
4 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
WSSD51 registration has been postponed until Thursday, 11AM-7PM due to internet outage, which also causes our phones to be inoperable. If you are unable to come Thursday, stop by the school next Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday from 12-4PM. We apologize for the inconvenience!
5 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
This is a message from WSSD 51: District-wide registration for the 2022-23 school year will take place tomorrow July 12th from 11:00AM-7:00PM. Parents should visit each child’s school to pay school fees, pick up class schedules, fill out required forms and WSP students can meet their teacher. Parents of incoming 4k students should attend and finalize the registration process. We're excited and look forward to see you tomorrow!
5 months ago, Dr. Daniel Crockett
This is a message from WSSD 51: District-wide registration for the 2022-23 school year will take place tomorrow July 12th from 11:00AM-7:00PM. Parents should visit each child’s school to pay school fees, pick up class schedules, fill out required forms and WSP students can meet their teacher. Parents of incoming 4k students should attend and finalize the registration process. We're excited and look forward to see you tomorrow!
5 months ago, Dr. Daniel Crockett
We are pleased to inform you that WSSD51 will be implementing the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) that is available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. What does this mean for you and your child(ren)? All enrolled students in our school district, regardless of income level, are eligible to receive a healthy school breakfast and school lunch at no charge each day. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application. The CEP is a new alternative to the traditional meal application process associated with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. CEP alleviates the burden on families by eliminating household applications, while helping schools reduce costs associated with collecting and processing those applications. For more information about CEP, please visit https://www.fns.usda.gov/cn/community-eligibility-provision-resource-center
5 months ago, Ware Shoals 51
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Ware Shoals School District 51 would like to wish everyone a safe and fun Fourth of July!
5 months ago, Ware Shoals 51
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The WSHS 2022 Graduation can be viewed on the district's webpage by clicking the button labled "WSHS 2022 Graduation". We will also air graduation from the district's facebook page. The livestream feeds will begin at 6:45 pm tonight. Tune in to celebrate our graduates!
6 months ago, Ware Shoals 51
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The graduation ceremony will be in the Ware Shoals High School auditorium this evening at 7pm. Rain and thunderstorms are being forecast this afternoon and evening. A ticket is required to attend. Seniors were issued 9 tickets each to distribute to family members and friends. An elevator is available for those with mobility issues. Enter the building through the breezeway between the library and the high school. The ceremony will be livestreamed for viewing remotely. Visit our website to join. Congratulations to the Class of 2022!
6 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
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Be sure to check out the videos from this morning, when WSPA did a live broadcast from the Catfish Feastival site. Several of our super students were featured. They did so well, making all of us proud! Here’s a link that will take you to the videos: https://www.wspa.com/video/childrens-escape-zone-town-of-ware-shoals/7717592/
6 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dear Families, Like you, we are shocked and deeply saddened by the news of the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Texas on Tuesday. We share in the heartbreak we are all feeling for the families who have lost a loved one due to this senseless act of violence. School should and must be a place where students feel completely safe and secure. We have SROs in every school, and we will continue to make safety our priority. Student safety must be shared by everyone. If anyone hears or reads a threat online or observes someone displaying behavior that is of concern, please report it directly or use our STOPit app. SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING. We know that children and teens will process this news in different ways. Counselors are available at each of our school buildings to assist students who may need some extra support. We strongly encourage any students to stop by the counseling office at any time. Please join us in praying for the students, staff, and families of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District. Sincerely, Dr. Fay Sprouse, Superintendent WSSD 51 Board of Trustees WSSD 51 Faculty and Staff
6 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District.
6 months ago, Ware Shoals 51
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Our middle and high school bands performed so well last Thursday during the spring concert! Special thanks to Mrs. Christie Hodge for helping students realize their musical gifts. Kudos to all for a job well done! Go Hornets!
6 months ago, Dr. Daniel Crockett
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Join us in congratulating Savannah Campbell, WSHS Guidance Counselor, for being named State and Regional CTE School Counselor of the Year! Mrs. Campbell provides students and parents with sound advice and helps them to navigate the post-secondary educational experience. She has been instrumental in the rapid expansion of Career and Technology courses in our district. Within a period of three years, our CTE courses have transformed from mainly Business and Agriculture content to fields which now include: Automotive, Health Care, HVAC, Mechatronics, Machine Tool, Electricity, and Education. Her greatest gift is the ability to develop positive relationships with students and co-workers. Pictured, L to R... Matt Wiggins (Regional Workforce Advisor at SC Department of Commerce), Mrs. Joanne Campbell (mother in law), Wells (son), and Laura Padgett (Regional Career Development Facilitator).
6 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
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VACANCIES: We are looking for two nurses to join our district family. If you are interested or if you know someone who is interested, please contact Dr. Fay Sprouse at fsprouse@gwd51.org or call 864-456-7496. A classified application can be found on our district website. The district nurse must be an RN and is employed for 190 days. The middle school nurse can be an LPN or RN and is employed for 182 days.
7 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
The results of the School Board election are in, and incumbent Shanon Calvert has been re-elected to the board. Congratulations to Mr. Calvert and our thanks to all who were on the ballot and willing to serve!
7 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
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VACANCY: Ware Shoals Primary is in search of a Guidance Counselor. If you or someone you know desires to work with teachers, parents, and staff to serve students in a small rural setting, please contact Mr. Jason Morrison, Principal, to arrange a visit to the school. Ware Shoals Primary serves about 380 students in grades PreK-4th.
7 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Message from WSSD51: The NWS predicts thunderstorms with potentially high winds this afternoon for our region, which may impact bus transportation. At this time, we do not have plans to dismiss early, but other districts in the area are dismissing. We will continue to monitor conditions and will update you if we decide that an early dismissal is in order. If you wish to pick your child up early from school, please notify the front office. Thank you!
7 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
The Board of Directors for the Ware Shoals Hall of Fame announces the inductees for 2022: Mr. John Adams, Distinguished Alumni (Posthumous) Mr. Felton Burton, Distinguished Alumni (Posthumous) Mr. Howard Drake, Benefactor / Contributor (Posthumous) Dr. Jim Knight, Distinguished Alumni (Posthumous) Mrs. Ann Simmons Parks, Distinguished Alumni Congratulations to these individuals who have made significant contributions, inspiring praise and gratitude among their peers! The Ware Shoals Hall of Fame programs honors those whose deeds and character exemplify outstanding achievement in their life's work and/or service to their communities. The ceremony to recognize the 2022 inductees is scheduled for September 23rd at 2:00pm at Ware Shoals High School. That evening, inductees and/or their family members will be recognized during halftime at the football game.
7 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
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May is a month of appreciation… National Principals’ Appreciation Day is celebrated on May 1 annually to recognize the importance of principals, from elementary to high school, and all the work they do for the betterment of the school. National Teacher Appreciation Day is May 5. This is when teachers get the extra credit they deserve for all that they do for students. School Lunch Hero Day is Friday, May 6, a time to celebrate and thank those who provide nutritious meals for us each day. National School Nurse Appreciation Day is May 11. It was established to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting. We thank all of of our employees for their contributions to our district and our schools. Most of all, we thank them for caring for the children of our community!
7 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
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