Meet our new principals, Mrs. Tyre (WSHS) and Mrs. Webb (WSMS). They are LEARNING, SERVING, LEADING students to the DESTINATION...GRADUATION!
As part of the American Rescue Plan's Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ARP-ESSER III), Ware Shoals School District is set to receive $3.1 million over the next three years to respond to needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. There are 7 areas and 15 broad activities for which these federal funds can be spent. WSSD seeking input from stakeholders on how those areas and activities should be ranked. We are asking parents, PTA members, SIC members, community leaders, social service agencies, etc. to fill out the survey below: This survey will close on Wednesday, July 28, at 5:00 p.m. https://bit.ly/3BwkQOw
WSSD 51 has been approved to provide FREE MEALS to ALL students enrolled in our district and children 18 years and younger in our community under the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) program for SY 2021 - 2022. Children do not have to be enrolled in WSSD 51 to be eligible. All children not enrolled in our district must sign up (use link below) to receive the free meals for pick-up Mondays and Thursdays from 10:30 am – 11:00 am. Sign up is required each week for all meal requests and will begin after 3:00 pm each Thursday and end the following Tuesday at 3:00 pm for the next weeks meals. Sign up here for weekly school meals: https://rb.gy/6voqf4 In assisting our district with verification and benefits issued for the P-EBT cards (if issued again by DSS) or any other Pandemic related benefits for those that qualify, all parent/guardians of Ware Shoals High School students with the exception of Ware Shoals Primary and Elementary-Middle school students who participate in Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) are encouraged to fill out a Free and Reduced Price Meal Application for SY 2021-2022 if any of the following apply to your household. · All children in households receiving benefits from South Carolina SNAP or TANF, are eligible for free meals. · Foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free meals. · Children participating in their school’s Head Start program are eligible for free meals. · Children who meet the definition of homeless, runaway, or migrant are eligible for free meals. · Children may receive free or reduced price meals if your household’s income is within the limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines. Your children may qualify for free or reduced price meals if your household income falls at or below the limits on this chart. Please use this link to access the Free and Reduced Price Meal Application and directions, Income Eligibility Guideline, FAQ and other related material: http://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?sid=2111120028500658&page=lunchapps Applications can be turned in to your child’s school office, school lunchroom or District Office.
Please join us in welcoming Elizabeth Kessinger to our district. Mrs. Kessinger will be teaching 3rd grade at WS Primary. Welcome to our family...the WSSD51 Family!
WSSD 51 FREE MEALS to ALL students enrolled in our district and children 18 years and younger under the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) program for SY 2021-2022. Parents of children not enrolled in our district must sign up by clicking here. Verification and benefits issued for the P-EBT cards (if issued again by DSS) or other Pandemic related benefits for those that qualify, all parent/guardians of Ware Shoals High School students with the exception of Ware Shoals Primary and Elementary-Middle school students who participate in Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) are encouraged to fill out a Free and Reduced Price Meal Application for SY 2021-2022 if any of the following apply to your household. •All children in households receiving benefits from South Carolina SNAP or TANF, are eligible for free meals. •Foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free meals. •Children participating in their school’s Head Start program are eligible for free meals. •Children who meet the definition of homeless, runaway, or migrant are eligible for free meals. •Children may receive free or reduced price meals if your household’s income is within the limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines. Please use this link to access more information: click here.
Learning, Serving, LEADING in WSSD51! WSH Student Council President Alexus Hashey and Vice-President Ellie Lindley attended the Student Council Coalition Leadership Institute in Columbia on July 12th. They met with student leaders from other high schools as well as First Lady of South Carolina, Peggy McMaster. We look forward to implementing some new ideas that they learned!
Congratulations to the faculty of Ware Shoals High School who participated in the Workplace Immersion Experience, a program facilitated by Piedmont Technical College. This training allowed our educators to discover jobs/careers in our community and identify the skills our students need to be better prepared for our changing workforce. Pictured in the photo are: Katie Warnken, Kendall Davis, Stormie Claxton & Diego Parada!
A big "welcome back" to Jayda Abney, WSHS Class of 2017! Miss Abney will be teaching Math to our 7th graders. We are so proud and thankful when WS grads return home to teach!
If you live in Greenwood County, PLEASE DO AN INTERNET SPEED TEST AT THE LINK BELOW FROM YOUR HOME! If you live in an area that does not have the internet, please give your address and check the box that you do not have the internet. This will help get grants for getting broadband access to all Greenwood County residents. https://visiongreenwood.org/broadband-project/ The VisionGreenwood Broadband Task Force is working on a solution that will bring broadband connectivity to all areas of Greenwood County. By participating in this Broadband Speed Test, you provide valuable metrics that will enhance the community’s opportunity to receive grants and support that will help improve broadband in Greenwood, S.C.
Ware Shoals School District 51 registration is July 13th with students returning to class on July 22nd. We look forward to seeing everyone's smiling faces in just a few short weeks. Have a safe summer!
SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS NEEDED! Kelly Services is offering great benefits for future substitute teachers. PLUS, A Kudos bonus (by Kelly) in the months of October, February and March. Apply using the link below! https://forms.office.com/r/zsqQDgY9At.
A Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan is linked below in preparation for the 2021-2022 school year. Please review and direct all questions or concerns to Dr. Fay Sprouse at email@example.com. Thank you! https://5il.co/uf5f
Please join us in welcoming Ms. Dobbins and Ms. Winbush to our team! Both are new employees at Ware Shoals Primary, as Guidance Counselor and 2nd Grade Teacher. Both are now home with our family...the WSSD51 Family!
Graduation will be streamed to Facebook as usual, but we will also stream the video to the link below for those that do not have access to Facebook. Thank you! https://livestream.com/wssd51/wshs2021graduation
WSSD 51 Mobile hotspots should be returned to the media specialist at your student's school. Virtual students can call 864-456-7500 to set up an appointment for return. Students will be charged, if the devices are not returned by June 4th, 2021. Thank you!
Ware Shoals School District 51 would like to say thank you to all who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. They gave their tomorrow for our today...
The WSMS Awards Day Ceremony will be Live Streamed to the District Facebook page. A recorded version will be posted after each grade levels ceremony.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible families and households who are struggling to stay connected during the #COVID19 pandemic. Eligible households can also receive a discount of up to $100 for the purchase of a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers. For more info, please visit: fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit. #DigitalDivide #BroadbandForAll The Federal Communications is asking for help to spread the word about the Emergency Broadband Benefit. This temporary program helps families struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Having a broadband connection is essential for households gain access to jobs, healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more. Visit www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit to learn more. Enrollment for the Emergency Broadband Benefit is now open. The temporary benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible consumers who are struggling to stay connected during the pandemic. See if you qualify by visiting www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit
Congratulations to Ali Collins, our District Spelling Bee winner, and to LJ Rousey, WSPS winner! These super spellers were recognized at the May school board meeting.
Join us in welcoming Megan Shelton to the WSSD51 team! Ms. Shelton will be teaching at Ware Shoals Primary. We are so happy she chose to LEARN, SERVE, and LEAD with us!