Ware Shoals 51
Ever thought about Foster Care? Click the link below to learn more! https://5il.co/w6m2
1 day ago, Ware Shoals 51
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Our school board welcomes everyone back to school. It's going to be a great year! Members of the board are (L to R): Genie McDill, Cody Quinn, Shanon Calvert, Andy Wood, and Jewell McCullough.
2 days ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Meet our new principals, Mrs. Tyre (WSHS) and Mrs. Webb (WSMS). They are LEARNING, SERVING, LEADING students to the DESTINATION...GRADUATION!
6 days ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Ware Shoals 51
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.
16 days ago, Ware Shoals 51
Dr. Fay Sprouse
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!
17 days ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
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!
23 days ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
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.
28 days ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Ware Shoals 51
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.
about 1 month ago, Ware Shoals 51
Ware Shoals 51
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 fsprouse@gwd51.org. Thank you! https://5il.co/uf5f
about 1 month ago, Ware Shoals 51
Dr. Fay Sprouse
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!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Ware Shoals 51
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
about 1 month ago, Ware Shoals 51
Ware Shoals 51
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...
about 1 month ago, Ware Shoals 51
Ware Shoals 51
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
2 months ago, Ware Shoals 51
Dr. Fay Sprouse
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.
2 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
Front step picture
2 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
The Senior Academic Awards Ceremony will held be on Thursday, May 13th at 6:00 PM. The ceremony will take place in the baseball stadium. All seniors and their families are invited to the ceremony. Seniors receiving awards will be notified and are invited to sit on the baseball field.
3 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
UPDATE: Senior Day schedule: All Seniors are invited to the program on Friday am beginning at 8:30. No underclassmen will be allowed into the auditorium unless ticketed (each Sr. will get two tickets). Immediately following the program, they will board a bus for the “tours” of the other two schools. Upon return we will assemble on the front steps for a group picture after which Seniors will be served a pizza lunch in the baseball stands courtesy of the USARMY NG SCARNG (USA) and yearbooks will be distributed. At 1:30, underclassmen will be issued their yearbooks and all students will be dismissed to the baseball stands for a “signing” period.
3 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
The Senior Academic Awards Ceremony will held be on Thursday, May 13th at 6:00 PM. The ceremony will take place in the baseball stadium. All seniors and their families are invited to the ceremony. Seniors receiving awards will be notified and are invited to sit on the baseball field. If there are any questions please contact me. (In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held inside with a limited number of attendees , 4 tickets per Senior award recipient ).
3 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
VOTE in the school board election today! If you are a registered voter and live in our school district, don't forget to cast your ballot by 7PM today. If you live in the Laurens or Abbeville county portion of our district, you can vote too.
3 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
PBC HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENT TRAIL TOURNAMENT RESULTS 2021 CLASSIC - LAKE MURRAY HIGH SCHOOL - FINAL RESULTS - 5.8.2021 Ware Shoals HS students Hunter McGee and Max Hatcher along with Ware Shoals MS students Hunter Daniels and Austin Wrenn qualified to fish the 2-day Palmetto Boat Center Tournament Trail Classic May 7 & 8. Hunter McGee and Max Hatcher placed 14th in the two-day fishing tournament at Lake Murray. They caught 8 fish with a combined weight of 19.33pounds. The top 25 high school teams and top 5 middle school teams in the Classic advance to the “Battle of the Carolina’s” tournament on Saturday, May 22, 2021. Hunter Daniels and Austin Wrenn placed 8th with 4 fish having a combined weight of 9.85 pounds. Thanks, Coach Gilbert WS Bass Team
3 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Senior Calendar
3 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Graduation Location Update: Football Field, weather permitting Seniors: the overwhelming majority of you voted to have your graduation ceremony on the football field (weather permitting). Graduation is Saturday, June 5, at 10am.
3 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
The Athletic Awards Ceremony will held be on Tuesday, May 11th at 6:00 PM. The ceremony will take place in the baseball stadium. All athletes and their families are invited to attend. Those receiving awards have been notified and are invited to sit on the baseball field. If there are any questions please contact your team's Coach. (In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held inside with a limited number of attendees.)
3 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Friday, May 7th, will be a regular school day for all. All high school staff and students are asked to park in the back of the school because of the Farmers to Families food box distribution in front of the school.
3 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Shortly after 8 o’clock this morning, the high school was placed on lockdown due to an isolated incident in the parking lot. EMS and law enforcement were contacted and are currently investigating. We have remained in frequent communication with parents regarding this situation, and we remain focused on maintaining a safe learning environment the rest of the school day. The Ware Shoals Police Chief has reported that a student has suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound and is in critical condition. The incident is under investigation by SLED. This information was just shared at a media briefing. Our next briefing and a press release will occur at 11:30AM.
3 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Current COVID cases in our schools: WSP: 6, WSM: 1, WSH: 1. Many have been quarantined as close contacts out of an abundance of caution. All precautions remain in place at schools: masks, plexiglass, hand washing, social distancing, and regular surface cleaning. We shared our numbers and procedures with DHEC today, and they said we're doing a great job. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to call us.
3 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
Food Truck Friday, May 7th
3 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
The Senior Academic Awards Ceremony will held be on Thursday, May 13th at 6:00 PM. The ceremony will take place in the baseball stadium. All seniors and their families are invited to the ceremony. Masks must be worn and the district COVID policy should be strictly adhered to during this event. Senior receiving awards will be notified and are invited to sit on the baseball field. If there are any questions please contact me. (In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held inside with a limited number of attendees.)
3 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
The Athletic Awards Ceremony will held be on Tuesday, May 11th at 6:00 PM. The ceremony will take place in the baseball stadium. All athletes and their families are invited to attend. Masks must be worn and the district COVID policy should be strictly adhered to during this event. Athletes receiving awards will be notified and are invited to sit on the baseball field. If there are any questions please contact your team's Coach. (In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held inside with a limited number of attendees.)
3 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
We have been asked to share the following from "New Foundations Connections Foster Care Program." Contact information is provided. Have you ever thought about becoming a Foster Parent? Did you know New Foundations Connections Foster Care Program in Anderson is always looking for families to provide temporary care to children in surrounding communities? Beyond just Anderson! Did you know just a caring heart and an open door may be the beginning of a life of love and support to a child in need? Did you know that Foster Parenting can be another income stream? Curious? Interested? Check us out at: www.ConnectionsFosterCare.com Call Nirmala Bruce at Connections: Cell 864-581-9966 Email: nbruce@newfoundationschildren.com
3 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
Water
3 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Food Truck Friday
3 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Farmers to Families food distribution will be at Ware Shoals High School this FRIDAY, April 23, from 9:30-11:30 or until the food is gone. No proof of income or identification is required, limit 2 boxes per family. We will distribute about 1,100 boxes, packed with poultry, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products. We are excited about this opportunity to provide food for our employees, students, and community! This is a USDA program in partnership with farmers, ranchers, and other food producers and distributors. This program helps businesses, prevents waste, and helps families have access to fresh, healthy food. Officers and employees will assist with traffic control, showing you where to enter to get in line. Share this message - help us spread the word. We don't want any leftover food! https://www.ams.usda.gov/selling-food-to-usda/farmers-to-families-food-box https://www.usda.gov/media/press-
3 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
Senior Slideshow Seniors email five pictures for the slideshow to Mrs. Guess by Tuesday, April 27th. jguess@gwd51.org
3 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Sports Physicals are to be given April 29th at 1:00 at WSHS. Please click on the link AND image (if necessary) Please call Nurse Lindle or Coach Johnston for further information @ 456-7923. http://schsl.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2020-Physical-Form.pdf
4 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
The top 80 High School teams will qualify based on points. The top 20 Middle School teams will qualify based on points. There is one qualifying match left this season at Clarks Hill on 4-24-21. May 7-8 is the Classic at Lake Murray for those who qualified. The high school team is sitting in 22nd place right now. The middle school team is in 15th place right now.
4 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Getting ready for Relay for Life, held at WSHS in honor of Ms. Brown and Mackenzie! We hope to see you there today from 7-9, rain or shine! If rain, we will be in the gym and baseball stands, if shine, we will be in front of the high school. These are some of the luminaria bags IHO and IMO staff, students, and alumni of WSSD51.
4 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
You're invited to : "LIGHT the NIGHT" at Riegel Stadium and Lou Brissie Field. Come out to enjoy baseball and the great REVEALING of the "new" light towers and LED lights....TODAY! The JV team plays Whitmire at 5PM. At 7PM we will have the ceremonial lighting of the towers for all to behold! LIGHT the NIGHT...POWER the TOWERS! The varsity team will then face off against Whitmire. Go Hornets!
4 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
You're invited to : "LIGHT the NIGHT" at Riegel Stadium and Lou Brissie Field. Come out to enjoy baseball and the great REVEALING of the "new" light towers and LED lights....TODAY! The JV team plays at 5PM. At 7PM we will have the ceremonial lighting of the towers for all to behold! LIGHT the NIGHT...POWER the TOWERS!
4 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
The weather for tomorrow is “iffy,” so we have come up with a plan for having our Relay for Life event - come rain or shine (praying for shine)! By 5PM we will decide if the event will be held on the front lawn of the high school (if "shine") or if it will be held in the gym and baseball stands (if "rain"). Public parking will be in the back parking lot of the high school, regardless of the weather. The luminiarias will be placed around the horseshoe drive (if "shine") or in the covered baseball stands (if "rain"). The event is from 7-9PM. See you there!
4 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Ware Shoals 51
In order to help solve the problem of low participation during eLearning, Mrs. Dunn is conducting a research study. Please complete the following survey for each of your students who attend Ware Shoals High School. You can access the survey from the link below: https://bit.ly/2Q8Xr2g
4 months ago, Ware Shoals 51
Paul Anderson
WSHS SILENT AUCTION This is a list of some items that will be available in the auction. Saturday, rain or shine, WS Community Library, 5-7 p.m. You don’t want to miss this!! Auction: • Nicoles’s Sweeties, box of goodies • Three Sisters Boutique, $50 bag • Lowe’s, $50 gift card • Heather Pilgrim, 31 Gifts Item • Maddie Bishop: prints of WSHS and around WS • Melanie O’Dell: photo shoot package • Deep Fry Cooker with propane tank • Spring gardening package • Purple throw embroidered with Hornet and Ware Shoals • Purple throw embroidered with Hornet and Ware Shoals • Air Compressor • Jane Jenkins Herlong: 2 autographed books, 2 books on CD’s (Former Miss South Carolina and was in top 10 in Miss America) • Vanilla pound cake - Patty Walters • Lemon Glazed pound cake - Patty Walters • Hornet Game Day Lapghan - Audrey Bishop • Beauty salon gift - Kerri Pratt to get • Beth Robertson Clark: 3 Clemson prints, 3 Charleston prints • Jewelry - by Gina Dunn • Beth Robertson Clark: 3 Clemson prints, 3 Charleston prints • Electric Carving Knife - Ed Farr • Ware Shoals Gear Bundle - WS Athletic Association • Teacher bundle • Health and Beauty Bundle • Boyter Driving School - full session • Hair Care Bundle - Color Me Pretty • Catfish Feastival collectible ornaments • Oil Changes from Firestone, Greenwood • Wedding reception decor • Baby bundle - Pop Sports Musical mobile, blue small stuffed bear • Natural Instincts Alta Grass round crossbody purse - Belk • Portable car vacuum • WSHS FFA plants • 2 - Stylehouse Salon Ready flat iron accessory set
4 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Blood Drive
4 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Our district will host a Relay for Life event this Saturday, April 10, from 7-9PM at WS High School. Social distancing/sanitizing practices will be in place. Funds raised through Relay For Life directly support breakthrough research, 24/7 support for cancer patients, access to lifesaving screenings, and much more. Our event is being held in honor of Nancy Brown, WS Middle School principal, and Mackenzie Sills, 5K student at WSPS, who are currently battling cancer. Events that evening include Silent Auction Baskets to bid on, musical entertainment, photo booth, and snacks. One of the highlights will be a Luminaria Walk around the horseshoe, to view luminaries placed in honor or memory of a loved one who has been affected by cancer or COVID-19. Luminarias are $5 each, and may be purchased at any school or the district office. Be sure to get yours by Friday! Decorate it with your loved one's name and a message of inspiration! Here are some ideas for decorating a luminaria bag: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/179932947589317610/ I hope all of you will be able to attend!
4 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Our district will host a Relay for Life event this Saturday, April 10, from 7-9PM at WS High School. Social distancing/sanitizing practices will be in place. Funds raised through Relay For Life directly support breakthrough research, 24/7 support for cancer patients, access to lifesaving screenings, and much more. Our event is being held in honor of WS Middle School principal, Nancy Brown, who is currently battling cancer. Events that evening include Silent Auction Baskets to bid on, musical entertainment, photo booth, and snacks. One of the highlights will be a Luminaria Walk around the horseshoe, to view luminaries placed in honor or memory of a loved one who has been affected by cancer or COVID-19. Luminarias are $5 each, and may be purchased at any school or the district office. Be sure to get yours by Friday! Decorate it with your loved one's name and a message of inspiration! Here are some ideas for decorating a luminaria bag: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/179932947589317610/ https://www.cancer.org/involved/fundraise/relay-for-life.html
4 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
Luminaries are available to purchase for Relay for Life, which will be held Saturday, April 10th from 7-9pm. If you wish to purchase a luminary in honor of or in memory of someone affected by cancer, please see Mrs. Pratt this week. They are $5 each.
4 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Varsity Soccer vs Laurens April 6th @ 5:30
4 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
The Softball game vs Whitmire has been reschedule to a later date (4/12) due to field conditions
4 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Ware Shoals School District 51 will have an eLearning day tomorrow March 18th due to severe weather predicted to move into our area. All after-school activities have also been cancelled. Thank you and stay safe!
4 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Farmers to Families food distribution will be at Ware Shoals High School FRIDAY from 9:30-11:30 or until the food is gone. No proof of income or identification is required. We will distribute about 1,100 boxes, packed with poultry, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products. We are excited about this opportunity to provide food for our employees, students, and community! This is a USDA program in partnership with farmers, ranchers, and other food producers and distributors. This program helps businesses, prevents waste, and helps families have access to fresh, healthy food. Officers and employees will assist with traffic control, showing you where to enter to get in line. Share this message - help us spread the word. We don't want any leftover food! https://www.ams.usda.gov/selling-food-to-usda/farmers-to-families-food-box https://www.usda.gov/media/press-
5 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
Food Delivery
5 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
GREENWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT 51 CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM Meals will be available to all students enrolled in WSSD 51 that have been quarantined from school. A Parent/ Guardian or student may sign up to receive weekly meals. Sign up is required each week to receive the following week’s meals. The meal form can be accessed on our districts webpage (click Menu>Quicklinks>eLearning Meal Plan) and facebook page. Contact Food Service for more information. WSSD51 WILL PROVIDE A DESIGNATED NON- PERSON CONTACT PICK UP AREA FOR MEALS AT EACH SCHOOLS LOCATION. MEALS WILL BE LOCATED IN AN ICE CHEST WITH CHILD’S NAME ATTACHED TO MEALS. SANITIZER WILL BE PROVIDED. Ware Shoals Primary – Bus Loop under awning at cafeteria door Ware Shoals Elementary-Middle – Car line pickup in back of school under awning Ware Shoals High – Parking lot located in front of Cafeteria CURBSIDE PICK UP MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS ONLY TIME: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM LOCATION PICK UP SITE: ALL SCHOOL SITES ***Note: Sign up is required each week for all meal request and will begin after 3:00 pm each Thursday and end the following Tuesday at 3:00 pm to ensure meal access for the following week of meals***
5 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Hello from Lander! On Tuesday, March 9th, Lander is having a virtual session called How to Plan and Pay for College. This event is open to the public. Listen and learn from experts in the area of financial aid and financial planning! (Session is relevant to those attending any college or university, not just those considering Lander.) Register for this free event by visiting www.lander.edu/virtual-visit!
5 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Just a reminder that Saturday is your last chance to order a t-shirt. The store will close on Saturday. Thank you to all that have ordered! https://brownsbrigade21.itemorder.com/sale Brown's Brigade 2021 Online ordering for Brown's Brigade 2021 ends on Sunday February 28th, 2021 (11:59pm EST) brownsbrigade21.itemorder.com
5 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
The WS Fitness Center, located between the high school and the gym, is open to citizens of our district, 18 years and over, from 7AM to 8PM, 7 days a week. Citizens must sign up to receive a key card for access. It is well-equipped with treadmills, steppers, and weight machines. There is no charge to use the Fitness Center. Call 864-456-7496 if you wish to join!
5 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
Ware Shoals High School Bass Team took 5th place at PBC HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENT TRAIL event at Lake Russell 2-20-21. They competed against 96 other teams. The team members Hunter McGee and Max Hatcher caught 5 fish with a total weight of 10. 57 pounds. Ware Shoals Middle School Bass Team took 9th place out of 25 teams at the PBC HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENT TRAIL event at Lake Russell 2-20-21. The team members Hunter Daniels and Austin Wrenn caught one fish that weighed 1.90 pounds. Thanks, Coach Gilbert WSHS Bass Team
5 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
WSSD51 students will start five day face-to-face instruction Monday, February 22. When students return, they can expect to see continued use of masks, plexiglass shields, frequent hand washing, portable water stations, electrostatic disinfectant spraying, and social distancing as in the A/B model. The biggest difference will be larger class sizes. More students will also be riding buses, where social distancing will be done to the extent possible. Expect buses to arrive 15 to 20 minutes earlier in the AM and later in the PM due to the increased number of riders. We look forward to welcoming everyone back. Purple and Gold belong together!
5 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
All students currently on hybrid schedule will attend school beginning Monday February, 22nd. Those who arrive between 7:15 and 7:30 will report to the auditorium (through the front entrance) and await the opening of the cafeteria at 7:30. Those arriving after 7:30 may enter through either the front entrance or the side entrance to the cafeteria. Students not eating breakfast AND arriving after 7:30 will report directly to their 1st period class. If you desire to eat breakfast you are to report directly to the cafeteria and do so BEFORE you report to your 1st period class. If you are not eating, you will be asked to leave the area. Your 5th period teacher will explain lunch procedures to you. Class meetings will be held on Tuesday beginning with Freshmen at 8:10 and continuing by class on the hour ending with the Seniors at 11:00. Mask and ID policies will be strictly enforced upon return. WELCOME BACK!!
5 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
At their meeting today, board members voted unanimously for all students to return to school February 22, five days face-to-face. It will be great to have everyone together for the first time this year! Please be diligent with personal protective measures while in school and in the community so we can finish the year strong! LEARNING, SERVING, LEADING…TOGETHER ONCE AGAIN!
5 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
Virtual Job Shadow Activity February 12, 2021 (eLearning day) Friday, February 12 will be Virtual Job Shadow Day! Students, you can use the Virtual Job Shadow Student Worksheet to complete your job shadow experience. Forms will be passed out through 4th period this Wednesday and Thursday. When you bring your form back next week, please place them in the job shadow box by the front office’s half-window. Due date: Friday, February 19
6 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
New Water Fountains Our new water fountains have recently been fitted to accommodate wide mouth containers such as insulated mugs or tumblers (RTIC or Tervis, etc.). They are NOT , however, suitable to refill disposable bottles (Dasani, Nestle, Great Value, Aquafina, etc.)…Please do not attempt to use these bottles as they will cause a spill and present an unsanitary surface for the next user.
6 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Senior Night activities as well as the basketball games for tonight and Friday have been cancelled.
6 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Region Band auditions were held virtually this past weekend. We had four students submit a video and all four scored high enough to earn a spot in the band. Congratulations to Belle Hammond and Addison Hodge for making Region Band and congratulations also to Olivia Free and Emma Hodge for scoring high enough to earn an All State Callback. The All State auditions will be held virtually on February 6th. I’ll let you know how the State auditions come out as soon as I know the results. I am proud of these students for their efforts! Christie Hodge
6 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
FREE food boxes tomorrow from 9:30-11:30 at Ware Shoals High School! Farmers to Families food boxes have meat, fruit, and dairy products and weigh about 30 pounds. One box per family...first come, first served...while supplies last. No proof of income or identification needed. Come see us and take your box of food home to enjoy!
6 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
Attention Soccer Prospects: Practice/tryouts will beginning on Monday, February 1st. Please meet at Youngs Park (across from the Middle School ) at 3:30. You may email Coach Parada with any concerns @ dparada@gwd51.org
6 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Food Distribution
6 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Plans are underway for another food distribution Friday from the "Farmers to Families" program. We are getting a truck load of about 1,100 boxes, packed with chicken strips, sausage, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products. We are excited about this opportunity to provide food for our employees, students, and community! Distribution will be at Ware Shoals High School from 9:30-11:30 FRIDAY or until the food is gone. No proof of income or identification is required. This is a USDA program in partnership with farmers, ranchers, and other food producers and distributors. A lot of food that would normally be sold to restaurants is not being utilized due to the COVID-19 national emergency. This program helps businesses, prevents waste, and helps families have access to fresh, healthy food. Officers and employees will assist with traffic control, showing you where to enter to get in line. The line WILL be long at times, but our volunteers will get you through as quickly as possible. ONE BOX PER FAMILY...FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED...WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! Share this message - help us spread the word. We don't want any leftover food! https://www.ams.usda.gov/selling-food-to-usda/farmers-to-families-food-box https://www.usda.gov/media/press-
6 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
We look forward to welcoming students back to school next week! Monday, January 25th is A Day (Purple Hornets) and Tuesday, January 26th is B Day (Gold Hornets). Please be sure your child wears a mask to enter school or to the bus stop to board the bus. School staff will monitor students for wearing masks, social distancing, and hand washing. Please do not allow your child to get on the bus or enter the school if sick. If a family member or close contact has COVID symptoms, do not send your child to school. Call your school nurse to get advice. We offer rapid COVID testing onsite for students and staff. Here is a link to an article by a doctor from MUSC. It may help those who are anxious about returning. https://web.musc.edu/about/news-center/2021/01/19/data-on-covid-in-charleston-county-schools-stun-doctor-who-crunched-the-numbers DESTINATION...GRADUATION!
6 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
All boys in 7th-12th grade wishing to play golf needs to email Coach Gilbert to get information for the upcoming season at dgilbert1@gwd51.org.
6 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Monday (tomorrow) is an elearning day just as originally scheduled. Assignments will be given and attendance will be taken.
6 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
WSSD51 E-Learning/Distance Learning pick up meal plan REMINDER: All requests need to be completed for free breakfast and lunch meals for ALL students and children 18 years and younger in our community to receive meals for the week of January 11 - 15. Please sign up by this Thursday at 3:00 pm. Meals may be picked up curbside at each schools' chosen location Monday, January 11th and Wednesday, January 13th from 10:00 – 11:00 am. Please sign up using this link: https://rb.gy/6voqf4 Please contact Sharon Mann, Food Service Director, with any questions. 864-456-7496 Thank you!
7 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
During our return to virtual learning January 5th - 18th, we will provide FREE MEALS to ALL students and children 18 years and younger in our community. If you want your child(ren) to receive free breakfast and lunch, you must sign up in advance using the form at this link: https://rb.gy/6voqf4 Meals may be picked up curbside at schools from 10-11AM on these dates: January 6, January 11, and January 13. Sign up starts TODAY and ends Monday, January 4th @ 3:00 pm. for pickup on the 6th. Sign up will required again for the week of the January 11th, and may be done between 3PM on Monday (Jan. 4 ) and 3PM Thursday (Jan. 7) using the same link. Please contact Sharon Mann, Food Services Supervisor, with any questions (864-456-7496).
7 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
During our return to virtual learning January 5th - 18th, we will provide FREE MEALS to ALL students and children 18 years and younger in our community. If you want your child(ren) to receive free breakfast and lunch, you must sign up in advance using the form at this link: https://rb.gy/6voqf4 Meals may be picked up curbside at schools from 10-11AM on these dates: Wednesday, January 6th Monday, January 11th Wednesday, January 13th Sign up starts TODAY and ends Monday, January 4th @ 3:00 pm. for pickup on the 6th. Sign up will required again for the week of the January 11th, and may be done between 3PM on Monday (Jan. 4 ) and 3PM Thursday (Jan. 7) using the same link. Please contact Sharon Mann, Food Services Supervisor, with any questions (864-456-7496).
7 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
The Board of Trustees met today to discuss our return to school, considering the spike in COVID-19 cases from the Christmas break. They decided we would return to virtual instruction from January 5-18. They will meet again in 2 weeks to review the data and decide what to do starting January 19th. Right now community spread is higher than it’s ever been, so we will take a pause in coming to school to learn. It is the safest choice, but it is not an easy choice. Board members and I understand and accept that there is no solution that will please everyone; however, the priority in our district has been and will remain safety for all. COVID-19 is a threat…an intruder…one that we take very seriously because it is highly contagious, it causes illness that is sometimes serious, and it can cause death, especially for those who have underlying health conditions. Many of our employees are at risk of having complications if they get the virus. During the remaining holidays and the 10 days of virtual instruction, please observe the safe practices that you’ve heard over and over and encourage others to do so as well, so that we can get back to school Jan. 19th! Dr. Fay Sprouse, Superintendent
7 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
WSHS girls' and boys' basketball games scheduled for Friday vs. Dixie have been postponed. A make-up date has not yet been determined.
7 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
We have added three important links on our district website under the COVID-19 tab, which is circled in red. Please review and submit the electronic permission form if you agree for our nurses to administer COVID rapid tests if your child becomes symptomatic. Read all about it on our website. If your child tests positive for COVID or if your child is a close contact of a positive case during the holidays we need you to report it to our district nurse using the electronic form or by calling 864-377-0587. The district will be monitoring the numbers over the holidays and will announce by January 1st if there is a need to return to eLearning. Students are bringing all needed materials home today and tomorrow to be prepared in case that happens. The extra work brought home by some is not homework to be completed over the holidays. We encourage everyone to follow the CDC guidelines of wearing a mask in public, socially distancing six feet, washing hands frequently, and avoiding social gatherings. These simple steps prevent the spread of COVID-19. Let's all do our part so that we can be back to a normal schedule soon after the holidays!
7 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
At the varsity basketball games vs Dixie High School on Friday , Dec. 18th, we will be observing Senior Night. The ceremony will begin at 5:30. The ticket door will open at 5:15. Each Sr. will be given 4 tickets to distribute as they wish. All other players/cheerleaders will be offered a chance to purchase tickets. No tickets will be sold at the game nor to anyone but players/cheerleaders prior to the event. Masks are required for entry and you are asked to remain “masked up” the entire time you are in the facility. Also we request that you exit the facility after your child has completed competition.
8 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Due to the rising number of cases of Covid 19 in our area. Ware Shoals High School and Middle School are not going to allow visiting fans to basketball games. We will allow our home fans, and our coaches with high school league passes. We will not allow any coach from out of district to use his or her high school league pass. We will allow any Administrator/Administrators from the team we are playing to come in with a league pass. Thanks for understanding and we will be sure to comply with your home game guidelines to help prevent the spread of Covid 19. Thank You, Coach Johnston
8 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Thursday, December 17th is a "B" Day for students. Dismissal is scheduled for 12:00. We will follow a normal schedule and release at the appropriate time. Students are expected to complete their eLearning assignments on Friday, December the 18th . Tuesday, January the 5th is an "A" day.
8 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Ring Ceremony Protocol for December 16th in the WSHS Auditorium @ 2:00 - Each recipient will be given two tickets. - Visitors/recipients will be allowed inside the auditorium at 1:30. - Masks are mandatory. - Please sit in unmarked (not taped) seats. The auditorium has been set up to allow for social distancing to the extent possible. - Students are asked to be seated in the section on the right (facing the stage) in their assigned seat. - Students will be called up to received their rings and will remain on stage. - Once all students have received their rings, they will be asked to place them on at the same time. - The students will then exit the auditorium and meet their guests outside. - Visitors are asked to leave the auditorium immediately after the ceremony .
8 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Picture Day(s) are Friday, December 4th and Monday, December 7th. Underclassmen will be called throughout the day. **Seniors ** please check your school email for your scheduled picture time for Friday, December 4th.
8 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
WSHS Class Ring Ceremony December 16 at 2:00 PM Ring balances should be paid 24 hours prior to the event at www.RhodesGraduation.com/payments
8 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Ware Shoals Basketball Game Day Protocol Face Coverings • Coaches are required to wear face coverings when they are not able to social distance. • Non-participating athletes are required to wear face coverings if they cannot social distance while on the bench. Warm-Up Basketballs. • Each team must provide their own warm up basketballs. Water • Water will not be provided at games. Athletes need to bring her own water bottle. Locker Room • Locker rooms WILL be available to guest athletes to change clothes. . • The girl’s locker room will have a designated bathroom for the visiting team. Table/Bench • WSHS clock keeper will be the only personnel allowed at the scorer’s table. Face coverings must be worn. • Visiting personnel will sit with their teams’ bench. Home Fans • Per Board Policy ALL fans are required to wear a mask while inside the building at all times. You will not be admitted to the facility without a mask and one WILL NOT be provided. • Home fans will be allowed to enter the gym at 5:30pm. • 48 tickets will be sold in the front office of the school. 24 per team and only available to players for purchase. • Home fans will park in the back parking lot and enter through the back of the gym. • A restroom facility for females and handicapped patrons is located on the main floor near the Men’s restroom stairs. • Male spectators will make use of the restroom located at the bottom of the stairs opposite the scoreboard observing limited occupancy and distancing guidelines as well. • There will be no fans on the bottom row of our bleachers. • Please sit as a family. Maintain social distance between you and another family. • When the game is over fans need to exit the facility through the door they came in and wait outside for their student athlete. We are asking that the boys fans come at 7:15. Visiting Fans • Per Board Policy ALL fans are required to wear a mask while inside the building at all times. You will not be admitted to the facility without a mask and one WILL NOT be provided. • Visitors will be allowed to enter the gym at 5:30pm. • Visiting teams and fans should enter the gym from the front of the High School via the breezeway into the gym where visiting sections will be clearly marked. • A restroom facility for females and handicapped patrons is located on the main floor near the Men’s restroom stairs. • Only visiting teams will be allowed into the girls’ locker-room. • Male spectators will make use of the restroom located at the bottom of the stairs opposite the scoreboard observing limited occupancy and distancing guidelines as well. • Visiting team will be mailed 48 tickets to pre-sale at their school. • Visiting team must bring us the money and the tickets they did not sale on the day of the game. • Visiting team should email us a roster the day prior to our game. • No one is allowed on the playing court at any time. • Fans must leave the gym immediately after the game and wait on the athlete outside. • Visitor parking is in front of Ware Shoals High School. • Visitor seating will be in the first two sections of the bleachers closest to the entrance and will be marked. • Please sit as a family. Maintain social distance between you and another family. • When the game is over fans need to exit the facility through the door they came in and wait outside for their student athlete. We are asking that the boys fans we come at 7:15 • There will be no fans on the bottom row of our bleachers. Concession • Concessions will not be sold and all fans are asked to leave the gym immediately via the proper exit after the contest. You will not be allowed to re-enter the gym once you leave. Home team girls can dress in the upstairs classroom. Visiting girls in downstairs locker rooms Visiting boys in downstairs locker rooms Our players can only use the bathroom in the building. All other bathrooms are for visiting players and fans only. When the girl’s game is over, we will ask our girls to leave but give them an option of sitting behind the boy’s bench in the bleachers provided. We will take two buses if possible to keep the two teams divided so both teams would not have to quarantine if there were to be a positive case. Only 48 tickets will be sold. No one else besides administrators, and public safety personal will be allowed in the gym. Fans must wear a mask at all time or will be asked to leave. There will be NO visiting cheerleaders and 5 cheerleaders for the home team. Home cheerleaders will have a designated area to sit. Cheerleaders must wear a mask while cheering. No fans on the bottom row of the bleachers. (This is for our players safety)
8 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
2020-2021 Ware Shoals High Basketball 12/11/20 Bye 12/15/20 Ware Shoals @ McCormick 12/18/20 Dixie @ Ware Shoals 1/5/21 Calhoun Falls @ Ware Shoals 1/8/21 Ware Shoals @ Southside Christian 1/12/21 High Point @ Ware Shoals 1/15/21 Ware Shoals @ Whitmire 1/19/21 Bye 1/21/21 Whitmire @ Ware Shoals 1/22/21 McCormick @ Ware Shoals 1/26/21 Ware Shoals @ Dixie 1/29/21 Ware Shoals @ Calhoun Falls 2/2/21 Southside Christian @ Ware Shoals 2/5/21 Ware Shoals @ High Point Boys Coach – Chris Johnston Girls Coach- Patricia Wirszyla
8 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Placement Testing for Seniors Attending PTC 2021-2022 Reminder: PTC Placement Testing will be Thursday, December 3rd at 9 AM in the high school computer lab. Please be sure to be here by 8:50 AM in order to test. We will be testing both A and B day students. If you are not sure if you need to test, please email : scampbell@gwd51.org.
8 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
We are very thankful for our students, especially those who look for ways to help others. This is Eli Burton, an 11th grader at WSHS, who bought paper sacks while working at an auction this past weekend. He donated them to our Food Service program! What a great way to SERVE others, by providing supplies for sack lunches. Thanks, Eli....you embody our motto "LEARNING, SERVING, LEADING," and we appreciate you!
8 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
The Annette Batson Memorial Thanksgiving Luncheon will not be served this year. “It is with great regret we are unable to celebrate and continue the tradition this year, but health and safety concerns are a priority,” said Paul Anderson, principal of Ware Shoals High School. “We look forward to continuing our tradition next year.” Dawn Amerson, Executive Director of Five Star Senior Living, began overseeing the preparation of the Thanksgiving luncheon the year after Mrs. Batson’s death. Amerson, along with Chefs throughout the Five Star organization, cook and serve a traditional meal to members of the Ware Shoals community. “Out of an extreme abundance of caution during this pandemic, we will not host the community Thanksgiving luncheon this year. A majority of citizens who normally attend the Thanksgiving luncheon have major underlying medical issues and putting one life at risk is not something we are willing to do,” said Amerson. “We look forward to continuing the tradition next year.” Since 2011, Mrs. Batson, former Family and Consumer Science instructor at WSHS, along with her students prepared a Thanksgiving luncheon for the greatest generation. She taught her students to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving meal, all the while teaching them how to give back to the community.
8 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Our scheduled date for returning to five day instruction, November 23, has been changed due to the increase in COVID19 cases in our counties and the chance that students, their families, and our staff will be attending gatherings over the holidays where exposure may occur. The new target date for reopening with five day instruction is January 14, the first day of the second semester. This is an additional 23 days of the hybrid schedule. We thank you for your understanding and patience as our Board of Trustees and I put safety first.
8 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
Good afternoon! Bus 2 and Bus 3 will be combined today during the PM route until further notice. Coach Wooten will be coaching basketball. The students will load bus 2, Pam Wagner is the driver.
9 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
After-school weightlifting will begin next week (Nov. 16th) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The time will be from 3:15 to 4:00 PM. Please make sure you have a ride to pick you up at 4:00 PM. This is for grades 9-12 at this time.
9 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Tomorrow (Friday) bus 7&8 will be combined. Students will ride bus 7. Winnifred Wells will be the driver of the combined routes.
9 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Reminder for parents and guardians of seniors: Next Friday, November 20th is the LAST day to purchase a yearbook senior recognition ad. Recognition ads can be purchased and designed at www.jostens.com/yearbookads Yearbook Ads | Jostens Tell your student how proud they make you through yearbook ads. Select a cherished photo, choose a layout and add your personal message. www.jostens.com Contact Mrs. Guess at 864-456-7923 with any questions.
9 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
The C-Team game vs Dixie has been rescheduled for tomorrow night (11-10). Game time is 5:30, All tickets will be sold at the game.
9 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Ware Shoals Million Dollar Band: With a score of 87.5, taking Best Percussion, Best Woodwind Soloist and Best Visual Performance, please congratulate your Ware Shoals High School MILLION DOLLAR BAND! They made “Impossible” Possible!!! So proud WSM$B!!
9 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
No tickets will be sold at the game! https://cfcsblueflashes.com/tickets-event-tickets/
9 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Attention all girls interested in trying out for basketball. The dates for the girls’ varsity basketball tryouts have been changed to November 9th, 10th and 11th. Monday’s practice will be from 3:15pm – 5:15 pm in the high school gym. Tuesday 11/10 and Wednesday 11/11 will be from 3:30pm – 5:15pm at the Larry Traynham Center. Any questions contact Coach Wirszyla at: pwirszyla@gwd51.org
9 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
News from the District Nurse: Mask wearing has become the new norm. The students in our district have adjusted well and have been very good at wearing their mask. Since mask wearing is a daily routine, how to store and clean them are very important. The following are some tips on storing and washing your child’s mask. Store your cloth mask properly and wash it regularly to keep it clean. Consider having more than one mask on hand so that you can easily replace a dirty mask with a clean one. Wash your cloth mask whenever it gets dirty or at least daily. If you have a disposable face mask, throw it away after wearing it once. Using a washing machine It is okay to include your mask with your regular laundry. Use regular laundry detergent and use the warmest settings on the washer that is safe for the material, or wash your mask with tap water and laundry detergent or soap. Rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove detergent or soap. Dry your mask completely in a warm or hot dryer use the warmest setting on the dryer that is safe for the material, or hang your mask in direct sunlight to dry completely. If you cannot hang it in direct sunlight, hang or lay it flat and let it dry completely.
9 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
Tomorrow (Friday) buses 2 and 3 will be combined in the PM. Mrs. Wagner will be out and Coach Wooten will drive a combined route.
9 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
We ARE staffing the library today to sell tickets only. There are tickets available for the Southside Christian football game. Tickets will be sold until 12:00 Friday.
9 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Due to increasing threat of high winds from remnants of Hurricane Zeta that are predicted for our area, B Day (Gold Hornets) will have an eLearning day tomorrow. Students must log into their Schoology or Seesaw account to be counted present. A Day students (Purple Hornets) will return to school on Friday. Stay safe, everyone!
9 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
Elearning day on Thursday. Friday will be an A Day.
9 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
There are approximately 120 tickets left for Friday's game at Southside Christian on sale in the Library, and will be until Friday at 12:00. No tickets will be sold on their campus. As I picked up the tickets on Monday and, for those of you who travel to Woodruff Rd the "back" way through Hickory Tavern....there was/is a bridge out just past Hwy 101. There are clear directions for the detour, however coming back across the bridge to make a left in Simpsonville is a chore. The return detour leads one past Happy Cow and on to Hwy 25.
9 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
The Board of Trustees voted unanimously in favor of returning to the traditional model of instruction (5 days, face to face) beginning November 23. Today we learned that the company helping us needs one more week to get all materials in (demand is very high right now) and to finish making and installing everything. Starting on November 23 will give teachers and students 2 days (23rd and 24th) to learn and practice new routines and safety procedures for being all together again. After Thanksgiving, we'll have three weeks of productivity before the Christmas break.
9 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Schedule for next week: Monday, November 2nd, is an eLearning day for all students and Parent-Teacher Conference Day. Tuesday, November 3rd, is Election Day and a holiday for students and staff. Wednesday the 4th, we resume school with B Day (Gold Hornets).
9 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
The Board of Trustees will have a called meeting tomorrow, October 27th, at 4pm to consider a recommendation that students return to school full time on November 16th. This is basically a formality, as they have already given their approval to take steps to get ready for 5 day, face-to-face instruction. All schools will have the best PPE that is available. Acrylic shields are being made for tables and desks, and will be installed by November 12 (photos here are from schools in Spartanburg 6). Combined with the other measures that are already in place, schools will be safe places for children. We are looking forward to having all students under one roof again!
9 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
SOUTHSIDE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL VARSITY FOOTBALL GAMEDAY REQUIREMENTS VISITING TEAM: ● The team bus will park by the bus garage. ● The players will enter through gate number 3 (see picture ). ● The visiting team will not have access to a locker room. Please come ready to play. ● The visiting team will have access to the restrooms that are in the trailer just inside gate number 3. ● In case of a storm, the visiting team will have access to the gymnasium or girls locker room. VISITING FANS: ● All visiting fans can use the Woodruff Road entrances. ● They need to park their vehicles on the front grass area in front of the school. Please remain in your car until gate number 3 opens. The gate will open 30 minutes prior to kick-off. ● Visiting fans need to enter the stadium via gate number 3 (see picture below). ● All fans are required to wear a face covering at all times per the SCHSL and the South Carolina Department of Commerce. ● Please social distance while waiting to enter the gate. ● We will only accept tickets that were pre-purchased through the visiting athletic department. SCHSL coaches passes are accepted. ● Follow the path (marked in red on the picture below) to the visitors' bleachers. Please sit in the open spaces in the visitor stands. The requirement for sitting in the stands includes social distancing. A family can sit together socially distanced from other families. ALL VINYL MARKED SEATS ARE TO BE LEFT VACANT. ● The restroom trailer near gate 3 will be available for visiting fans. ● There will be a tent with concessions near the visitors gate. There will be pre-packaged items and drinks for sale. ● Please follow the SCHSL and the Department of Commerce requirements for each and every game this year so that South Carolina student athletes can have a full season.
9 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
This is a message from Ware Shoals High School: It is conference time! Please contact your child’s teachers by email this week if you would like a parent-teacher conference. Conferences will be held on Monday, November 2 during regular school hours. If an alternate time is required, please notify your child’s teachers as to your availability next week. Teacher emails are listed on the Ware Shoals High School website under “Menu” and “Staff”. https://www.gwd51.org/o/ware-shoals-high-school/staff
9 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Ware Shoals vs Southside Christian Football tickets will go on sale Tuesday morning ( I pick them up today). An allotment of 150 will be available (with players having first opportunity to purchase).
9 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Teacher of the Year...Sr. Night...and Homecoming recognition will begin at 6:50.
9 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. Kickoff at 7:30. Ware Shoals High: Football Game Day Operations 1.) 200 tickets were available (presold) for home attendance to allow for social distancing in the stands Players will have the opportunity to purchase 2 tickets in advance in the high school office until Thursday morning at 8:30AM. ($7 each) Participants in Sr. Night/Homecoming will be given 4 tickets at no charge 2.) An allotment of tickets (150) were provided to the visiting team. 3.) NO TICKETS FOR SALE ONSITE. Home tickets are sold for $7 each at the Ware Shoals Community Library during the week of the game until Game day Friday @3:00. SCHSL passes are the only passes to be honored. (Per Region 1) 4.) Home fans will enter though main gate. Social distancing is expected, and masks are required to enter the stadium and are to be kept on during the contest. 5.) . “Standing room only” areas will be marked and limited to 2 fans per section. 6.) Visitors enter through the baseball gate. They may choose to be seated in the baseball stands or may bring lawn chairs for field level seating. Visitor restrooms will be located at the entrance to the baseball stands. 7.) All spectators are to remain on their team’s side during the entire game. 8.) NO STUDENT SECTIONS WILL BE PERMITTED 9.) Signs will be posted with occupancy limits at entrances to the home restroom. Visitor restrooms will be at field level near third base. 10.) Separate concession stands will be available for fans. The visitors’ stand will be located at the baseball concession stand. Correct change ONLY. Only prepackaged items will be sold – drinks are $2 and snacks are $1. 11.) A limited number of vehicles will be allowed to enter the back gate WITH tickets for each occupant…and ONLY with a handicapped identification. 12.) WSHS Band will be seated near the scoreboard to allow for more spectator seating in the stands. 13.) Cheerleaders and band will not travel to away games. (Per Region 1. 14.) Fans are to observe social distancing with non-family members and all others who arrive separately. This includes “standing room only” areas in the end zone. 15.) All fans are asked to leave the stadium immediately after the contest to avoid large gatherings.
9 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Boys basketball tryouts will begin on Nov. 11th, 12th and 13th. Tryouts will begin at 3:30 and will end at 4:45. You must have a valid athletic physical to tryout. Physical forms are in the front office.
9 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Hello parents. This school year has definitely been a challenging year for everyone. We appreciate your understanding as we wade through all the unknowns and changes COVID-19 has brought. We are diligently keeping up with guidelines from DHEC and CDC in an effort to support the safety of our staff and students. If your child, someone in your household, or a close contact of your child is tested for COVID, please keep your child at home and call your child’s school or the District Nurse Tonja Lindle @ 864-377-0587. If you need assistance with an appointment at a testing facility, contact your child’s school or Tonja Lindle, the District Nurse. As a benefit for our students, Abbeville Respiratory Clinic has graciously agreed to prioritize testing for any student we serve. Our main objective is to keep our staff and students safe and in class as much as possible. Thanks for your help! Tonja Lindle, District Nurse
9 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Barring any further COVID-19 complications, our Board of Trustees has given the blessing to bring students back to school five days a week as soon as we can get our classrooms fully outfitted with the best PPE that is being offered right now, plexiglass partitions. Our goal is to return by November 11th, a little less than 4 weeks away; however, we may need a few more days for the vendors to fill our order, assemble the items, and install them. We will keep you updated on our progress and give you ample notice of the date we will be able to return. We appreciate the patience you've shown so far during the virtual and the hybrid instructional models. We look forward to the time when all of our learners return to the traditional schedule, all being taught together by our talented, caring teachers!
10 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
Ware Shoals High: Football Game Day Operations 1.) 300 tickets were available (presold) for home attendance to allow for social distancing in the stands Players will have the opportunity to purchase 2 tickets in advance in the high school office until Thursday morning at 8:30AM. ($7 each) 2.) An allotment of tickets (150) were provided to the visiting team. 3.) NO TICKETS FOR SALE ONSITE. Home tickets are sold for $7 each at the Ware Shoals Community Library during the week of the game until Game day Friday @12:00. SCHSL passes are the only passes to be honored. (Per Region 1) 4.) Home fans will enter though main gate. Social distancing is expected, and masks are required to enter the stadium and are to be kept on during the contest. 5.) . “Standing room only” areas will be marked and limited to 2 fans per section. 6.) Visitors enter through the baseball gate. They may choose to be seated in the baseball stands or may bring lawn chairs for field level seating. Visitor restrooms will be located at the entrance to the baseball stands. 7.) All spectators are to remain on their team’s side during the entire game. 8.) NO STUDENT SECTIONS WILL BE PERMITTED 9.) Signs will be posted with occupancy limits at entrances to the home restroom. Visitor restrooms will be at field level near third base. 10.) Separate concession stands will be available for fans. The visitors’ stand will be located at the baseball concession stand. Correct change ONLY. Only prepackaged items will be sold – drinks are $2 and snacks are $1. 11.) A limited number of vehicles will be allowed to enter the back gate WITH tickets for each occupant…and ONLY with a handicapped identification. 12.) WSHS Band will be seated near the scoreboard to allow for more spectator seating in the stands. 13.) Cheerleaders and band will not travel to away games. (Per Region 1. 14.) Fans are to observe social distancing with non-family members and all others who arrive separately. This includes “standing room only” areas in the end zone. 15.) All fans are asked to leave the stadium immediately after the contest to avoid large gatherings.
10 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Ware Shoals vs Dixie football ticket information: Here is the link to the school website. The guidelines and Ticket Spicket link for digital tickets are located on the page. Tickets will go on sale Monday, October 12 at 8AM and close Thursday, October 15 at 11:59PM. Thank you! https://www.acsdsc.org/o/dixie-high-school A limited number of tickets will be sold at the game according to Dixie HS officials.
10 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
REMINDER: "Farmers to Families" Food Box giveaway is tomorrow from 9-11 at Ware Shoals High. Pull in the circle and a box will be loaded in your car. First come, first served, while supplies last! The box is packed with fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and meat. This is a USDA program which benefits farmers, ranchers, and others who produce food which, in turn, benefits families in economically distressed areas.
10 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Plans are underway for a massive food distribution Friday from the "Farmers to Families" program. We are getting a truck load of about 1,100 boxes, packed with chicken strips, sausage, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products. We are excited about this opportunity to provide food for our employees, students, and community! Distribution will be in front of Ware Shoals High School from 9-11 FRIDAY or until the food is gone. No proof of income or identification is required. This is a USDA program in partnership with farmers, ranchers, and other food producers and distributors. A lot of food that would normally be sold to restaurants is not being utilized due to the COVID-19 national emergency. This program helps their business, prevents waste, and helps families have access to fresh, healthy food. Enter the front drive of Ware Shoals High School and drive around. A volunteer will place the box in your vehicle. Limit 2 boxes per family. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED...WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! The line may be long at times, but our student and church volunteers will get you through as quickly as possible. Share this message - help us spread the word. We don't want any leftover food! https://www.ams.usda.gov/selling-food-to-usda/farmers-to-families-food-box https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2020/09/29/farmers-families-food-box-program-surpasses-100-million-boxes
10 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
Approximate 30 tickets remain on sale in the library for Monday night's game vs Whitmire. $7 each and correct change is required. 8:30 - noon 1:15-2:45
10 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Yearbooks are on sale for $65. Purchase now to get your name on the cover for free. Go to https://www.jostens.com/ OR contact the high school office.
10 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Here is the updated Hornet Football Schedule, which was revised yesterday. We will have 2 home games and 3 away games. Whitmire @ Ware Shoals Monday, Oct. 12 7:00 Ware Shoals @ Dixie Friday, Oct.16 7:30 McCormick @ Ware Shoals Friday, Oct.23 7:30 (Homecoming & Senior Night) Ware Shoals @ Southside Christian Friday, Oct.30 7:30 Ware Shoals @ Calhoun Falls Friday, Nov. 6 7:30
10 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
Updated 9/28 Whitmire @ Ware Shoals Oct. 12 7 PM start time (Monday game) Ware Shoals @ Dixie Oct.16 7:30 start time McCormick @ Ware Shoals Oct.23 7:30 start time (Homecoming and Senior Night) Ware Shoals @ Southside Christian Oct.30 7:30 start time (this game was changed to SSC today) Ware Shoals @ Calhoun Falls Nov. 6 7:30 start time
10 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Here is our revised schedule, approved by Region I Class A. The first varsity home game will be Monday, October 12th. All tickets sold for the Whitmire game are still valid. There will be no refunds. Homecoming and Senior Night are tentatively planned for the second home game vs McCormick on October 23rd.
10 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
Please see the revised schedule approved by Region I Class A. We will have our first varsity home game on Monday, October 12th. All tickets sold for the Whitmire game are still valid. There will be no refunds. Homecoming and Senior Night are tentatively planned for the second home game vs McCormick on October 23rd.
10 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Would you please share this link for Christmas Is For Kids (CIFK)? This is going to be an especially rough year for both the children who are receiving and for our children who are trying to raise funds for this worthy program. If you have a desire to contribute, please do so, but sharing it will be as important. If you have any questions of concerns, please feel free to contact me. The Go Fund Me url for the CIFK Campaign is: https://www.gofundme.com/f/2zfxxe-ware-shoals-hs-quotchristmas-is-for-kidsquot?teamInvite=LIP47ejph055jHrqJQmNMdzlwgaqtf2Y1SaHJT0XXfcnrExo8MmRzgnQZPGN8xLv Thanks, Gene Wood Ware Shoals Learning Academy
10 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Yearbooks are on sale for $65. Purchase now to get your name on the cover for free. Go to https://www.jostens.com/ OR contact the high school office.
10 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Attention: Juniors/Seniors Order Class Rings and/or Graduation Supplies Visit: https://www.rhodesgraduation.com/ For Rings, scroll down and click on “Jewelry- Shop Now”. For Cap and Gown Packages, scroll down and click on “Seniors- Shop Now”. Deadline to Order: September 29 by Midnight. Senior Celebration Day: October 1st from 2:30- 4:00 PM (Drive-Thru Pickup)
10 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Ware Shoals HS/MS Bass fishing team will be having its first team meeting on Tuesday, September 22 at 6:00 pm in the high school auditorium. We will be issuing all team information for the year at this meeting. We will also discuss the new tournament schedule and sponsorship information. Hope to see you there.
10 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
10 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Ticket Information
10 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
2020 CENSUS...only 14 days remain! The census impacts schools, educators, students, and families for the next 10 years. We're below our 2010 response rate, which could decrease funding for schools for the next ten years. It only takes 10 minutes...please be counted! Help us share this message, too. https://my2020census.gov/
11 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
Ware Shoals High: Football Game Day Operations 1.) 300 tickets will be available (presold) for home attendance to allow for social distancing in the stands. “Standing room only” areas will be marked and limited to 2 fans per section. Players will have the opportunity to purchase 2 tickets in advance in the high school office until Thursday morning at 8:30AM. ($7 each) 2.) An allotment of tickets will be provided to the visiting team. 3.) NO TICKETS FOR SALE ONSITE. Home tickets will be sold for $7 each at the Ware Shoals Community Library during the week of the game. SCHSL passes are the only passes to be honored. (The ticket price is set by Region 1.) 4.) Students in grades 8 and under, must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. 5.) Home fans will enter though main gate. Social distancing is expected, and masks are required in the stadium. 6.) Visitors enter through the baseball gate. They may choose to be seated in the baseball stands or may bring lawn chairs for field level seating. Visitor restrooms will be located at the entrance to the baseball stands. 7.) All spectators are to remain on their team’s side during the entire game. 8.) Signs will be posted with occupancy limits at entrances to the home restroom. 9.) Separate concession stands will be available for fans. The visitors’ stand will be located at the baseball concession stand. Correct change ONLY. Only prepackaged items will be sold – drinks are $2 and snacks are $1. 10.)A limit of 20 vehicles will be allowed to enter the back gate WITH tickets for each occupant...and ONLY with a handicapped sticker. 11.)WSHS Band will be seated on the Field House balcony to allow for more spectator seating in the stands. 12.)Cheerleaders and band will not travel to away games. (This was decided by Region 1.) 13.)Fans are to observe social distancing with non-family members and all others who arrive separately. This includes “standing room only” areas in the end zone. 14.)All fans are asked to leave the stadium immediately after the contest to avoid large gatherings.
11 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
D51 Bus Station Ribbon Cutting Today bus drivers moved to their new "home" at 42 Sparks Avenue. This property has been used for storage for several years, but a portion of it has been renovated as the D51 Bus Station. This space provides the facility needs for sanitizing buses each day - power, water, and storage space. We appreciate our drivers and all they will be doing to keep our students safe. "The Wheels on the Bus" will go "'round and 'round" beginning Monday, as students return to school on the A/B schedule. Purple Hornets attend Monday (Group A) and Gold Hornets attend Tuesday (Group B). Pictured, from left: Mr. Wooten, Rev. Davis, Ms. Stewart, Ms. Story, Ms. Wells, Dr. Sprouse, Ms. Wagner, Ms. Hellams, and Ms. Thomas.
11 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
A/B Days Procedures: The front doors will open at 7:15AM each day. Prior to 7:30AM, you must enter through the front doors and proceed to the auditorium. Starting at 7:30AM you may enter through the front or the back gate nearest the lunchroom. If you do not wish to eat breakfast, please proceed directly to the gym. After 7:30AM, if you wish to eat breakfast, you may leave the auditorium via the side stairway to the lunchroom to pick it up and proceed to the gym. Those not eating breakfast will remain in the auditorium. We will follow the bell schedule attached to this article. The baseball stands and the gym are the designated areas for lunch. You will be called by classroom to go through the lunch line and proceed to either of the two areas. Social distance must be maintained in either area. Early afternoon bus riders will be excused a couple of minutes early to go to the cafeteria and pick up meals for the next day, followed by the remaining bus riders/car riders/walkers. You’ll exit the building though the cafeteria after getting your meals. Sr.’s with early dismissal after 4th/5th/6th periods will pick up their meals for the next day before leaving campus. Please bring your own water, as the fountains are disconnected. We will soon have portable stations for refilling water bottles. On the first day you will be issued a school mask (see image). Students will be required to wear their school issued mask at all times (unless socially distanced in a classroom as defined by your teacher). If you forget your school issued mask, you may purchase a disposable one for $1.
11 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Ware Shoals Volleyball Game Day Protocol Face Coverings Coaches are required to wear face coverings when they are not able to social distance. Non-participating athletes are required to wear face coverings if they cannot social distance while on the bench. Warm-Up Balls Each team must provide their own warm up balls. Water Water will not be provided at games. Athletes need to bring her own water bottle. Locker Room Locker rooms will not be available to guest athletes to change clothes. Athletes need to arrive completely dressed for the game. The girl’s locker room will have a designated bathroom for the visiting team. Table/Bench WSHS scorer, libero tracker, and clock keeper will be the only personnel allowed at the scorer’s table. Face coverings must be worn. Visiting personnel will sit with their teams’ bench. Teams will not switch benches between games. Home Fans · Per Board Policy ALL fans are required to wear a mask while inside the building at all times. You will not be admitted to the facility without a mask and one WILL NOT be provided. · Fans will be allowed to enter the gym at 5:00pm. · Home fans will park in the back parking lot and enter through the back of the gym. · A restroom facility for females and handicapped patrons is located on the main floor near the men’s restroom entrance to downstairs. · Male spectators will make use of the restroom located at the bottom of the stairs opposite the scoreboard observing limited occupancy and distancing guidelines as well. · Each JV and Varsity player from each team will be given 2 tickets free of charge. No one will be admitted without said tickets. No one is allowed on the playing court at any time. Please sit as a family. Maintain social distance between you and another family. When the game is over fans need to exit the facility through the door they came in and wait outside for their student athlete. Visiting Fans · Per Board Policy ALL fans are required to wear a mask while inside the building at all times. You will not be admitted to the facility without a mask and one WILL NOT be provided. · Visitors will be allowed to enter the gym at 5:00pm. · Visiting teams and fans should enter the gym from the front of the High School via the breezeway into the gym where visiting sections will be clearly marked. · A restroom facility for females and handicapped patrons is located on the main floor near the Men’s restroom stairs. · Only visiting teams will be allowed into the girls’ locker-room. · Male spectators will make use of the restroom located at the bottom of the stairs opposite the scoreboard observing limited occupancy and distancing guidelines as well. · Each JV and Varsity player from each team will be given 2 tickets free of charge. No one will be admitted without said tickets. EVERY OCCUPANT regardless of age will require a ticket · Visiting team should email us a roster the day prior to our match. No one is allowed on the playing court at any time. Fans must leave the gym immediately after the game and wait on their athlete outside. Visitor parking is in front of Ware Shoals High School. Visitor seating will be in the first two sections of the bleachers closest to the entrance and will be marked. Please sit as a family. Maintain social distance between you and another family. When the game is over fans need to exit the facility through the door they came in and wait outside for their student athlete. Concession · Concessions will not be sold and all fans are asked to leave the gym immediately via the proper exit after the contest. You will not be allowed to re-enter the gym once you leave.
11 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Be sure to take a look at the resources here on our website. Under the COVID-19 link, found on the district website's banner, you'll find Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 and the Hotspots/Internet Connections, the DHEC Exclusion List, Quick Facts, and many others. The A/B Calendar is found under the Reopen 2020 link, showing the Purple Hornet and Gold Hornet days. If you have any questions, reach out to us. We're happy to help!
11 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
WSSD 51 has been approved to provide FREE MEALS to ALL students and children 18 years and younger in our community. Children do not have to be enrolled in WSSD 51 to be eligible. All Distance Learning students and children not enrolled in our district must sign up (use link below) to receive the free meals for pick-up Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 am – 11:00 am. SIGN UP TODAY OR TOMORROW by 3:00PM to ensure meals for next week. 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. Sign up here for next week's meals: https://rb.gy/6voqf4
11 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
High School students in Cohort A (see photo as an example) will begin Monday Sept. 14th. Tuesday will be a "B" Day...Please check your schedules that were given out during Registration.
11 months ago, Paul Anderson
Ware Shoals 51
Elearning and Distance learning meals will be ready for pickup and delivery starting Thursday August 27th. Bus delivery meals will go out from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm at the Ware Shoals High School. Beginning Monday, August 31st, we will start our meal pickup and delivery of meals on Mondays and Wednesdays while elearning and distance learning programs are in progress. Please contact our Food Services Supervisor with any questions or concerns. Thank you!
11 months ago, Ware Shoals 51
Ware Shoals 51
WSSD51 E-Learning/Distance pick up & delivery meal plan REMINDER: After 3 pm today, all requests need to be completed for breakfast and lunch meals for enrolled students of WSSD 51 to receive meals for the week of Aug 31st to Sept 8th. This plan requires families to sign up prior to the Thursday of each week at 3:00 pm. Please sign up using the link below. Please read the form carefully for more detailed information. Thank you! https://rb.gy/6voqf4
11 months ago, Ware Shoals 51
Ware Shoals 51
WSSD 51 has implemented a meal plan for students to participate in pick up/delivery of breakfast & lunch during eLearning or Distance learning. This plan requires families to sign up in advance using the form in the link below. Sign up now! https://rb.gy/6voqf4
11 months ago, Ware Shoals 51
Paul Anderson
Congratulations Kerri Pratt!!
12 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
At the board meeting yesterday, our regional DHEC Director, Dr. Kandi Fredere, presented the weekly COVID-19 data report from 8-10-2020. (These reports are released each Monday.) All counties of SC are still “HIGH RISK” based on the Incidence Rate, Trend in Incidence Rate, and Percent Positive. Our Reopening Plan, approved by the State Superintendent and our School Board, follows the AccelerateED Task Force recommendations. After Dr. Fredere presented the data, our board affirmed its previous decision to begin the year with the Hybrid: eLearning instructional plan, based on the HIGH RISK rating for our area. As we continue to assess the conditions, we will decide when we can transition to the A/B model, then on to the Traditional. Our ultimate goal is to have all under one roof, being educated by our terrific teachers, but right now we are committed to providing high quality instruction virtually, engaging students in learning each day. LEAP days for students in 5K-8th grade will still be August 17-21, but students will be scheduled to come meet with their teacher individually. Teachers will set up parent/teacher/student conference times to prepare them for eLearning days and to do some assessments. 4K orientation plans will be shared with parents by Principal Morrison.
12 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Registration for school begins tomorrow, the 11th, from 2-7 at each of our schools. Please remember to bring your child so that we may issue his/her laptop or iPAD for instruction this year. The technology and agenda fee is $30. If you cannot make it tomorrow, registration will also be held Wednesday, the 12th, from 7:30 until 12:30. ALL students must register in person at school, including those who are in the Distance Learning Academy and those who have pre-registered online so that we may issue technology devices. THANKS!
12 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
We are busy preparing for the reopening of school. You’ve had to consider whether your child will return to school on a hybrid schedule or participate in virtual learning. The hybrid model is an A day / B day schedule. If the COVID statistics are favorable for a safe return, students will have face-to-face instruction 2 or 3 days a week. If not, students will eLearn under the direction of their teachers. Our goal is to get students back to school 5 days a week as soon as possible, and we hope the virus will subside soon so we can do that. If you want your child in the Distance Learning Academy, the all-virtual option, the deadline to enroll is today. If you need additional information, please check our district website, and give us a call if you have any questions. Cleaning equipment and supplies are arriving weekly, and we’re rearranging classrooms for social distancing. All staff will receive training on our new district cleaning protocols. Our School Board meets today to approve final reopening details including a new start date, We will share the details Friday. We will release more updates in the coming days. Please understand that all plans are subject to change as we ensure the safety of our students. Thanks for your patience, your support, and for choosing our district. We will achieve our goal….DESTINATION GRADUATION…for the class of 2021 and all those to follow!
12 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
VACANCIES: We are in need of Special Education (SPED) instructional assistants at Ware Shoals Primary. SPED programs are structured to meet the unique needs of students. Experience in Applied Behavior Analysis is preferred. An application and interview is required. Please contact Jason Morrison, Principal, if interested. 864-456-7496, Extension 4300.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Yesterday, the school board approved a flexible Hybrid Model for reopening school. This model will allow the district to make adjustments to instructional delivery based upon current health conditions. Within the hybrid model are 2 options: A/B Schedule: Students will be placed in cohorts and will receive some face to face instruction and some virtual assignments each week. This allows our district to more effectively implement social distancing and new safety protocols. eLearning: If the risk is too high for students to receive face to face instruction, learning will take place virtually until conditions improve. Parents have the option of enrolling child(ren) in a 100% virtual program for the semester or for the year. We will provide information and an application this week. The board will hold another meeting soon to decide the start date, which will be delayed from August 17th. Alternate start dates to be considered are August 24, 31 or September 8. Five LEAP days for students in 4K-8th grade will be scheduled prior to the start date. Students will report to school in small groups for orientation and assessments. The dates for LEAP will be announced after the start date is determined.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
VOTE TOMORROW...Tuesday, July 14th...in the Board of Trustees election. Two seats must be filled. The candidates are: Genie McDill, Cody Quinn, Joey Ward, and Andy Wood. All registered voters who live in WSSD51, whether in Abbeville, Laurens, or Greenwood Counties may vote for school board! You don't have to live in the Town of Ware Shoals. Please remind your friends and family members. Show your support of education in our district by voting to elect our leaders!
about 1 year ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
VOTE in the election to select two school board members for WSSD51 school board. Two of four candidates will be chosen for three-year terms. All registered voters of WSS51 in all three counties we serve need to come out in support of our students and our district. Precautionary measures will be in place for your protection from COVID-19! Pictured is the list of precincts for this election.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Please remember to vote next Tuesday, July 14th! Four candidates are vying for two seats on the Board of Trustees. Genie McDill, Cody Quinn, Joey Ward, and Andy Wood are the candidates. All registered voters who live in WSSD51, whether in Abbeville, Laurens, or Greenwood Counties may vote for school board! You don't have to live in the Town of Ware Shoals. We will post the voting locations soon. Please help us spread the word. We need a good turnout next Tuesday. Show our students you care enough about them to get out and vote!!!
about 1 year ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
A free three-day golf clinic for ages 9-18 will be offered the weeks of July 20 and 27 at the Ware Shoals Golf Course. The first session of the Phil Balentine Youth Golf Clinic, sponsored by the Ware Shoals Community Foundation, is scheduled for 5-7:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday of the first week, then repeat for other registrants during the same hours the second week. Several local college and high school golfers will be leading the instruction, which will be offered in a fun atmosphere to make the clinic enjoyable for all. Tentative plans call for a par three tournament to be held at the end of each week. Call 456-2623 to pre-register your youth.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
DHEC data shows Greenwood and Laurens Counties at a HIGH level of COVID-19. For our students” and staff safety, we are postponing summer school for K-3 and athletics conditioning until further notice. We will continue to monitor the data and to keep you informed. Please help stop the spread by taking all recommended precautions! Here is a link to view each county’s data. https://www.scdhec.gov/sites/default/files/media/document/COVID-19-Dz-Activity-Assessment-by-County-for-Dept-of-Ed_6.22.20.pdf
about 1 year ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
VACANCY: We are in need of a Part-Time Food Service Operator at Ware Shoals Primary (20 hours per week). Job duties include food prep and service, maintaining cleanliness of kitchen and cafeteria, and other related duties. Anyone interested should contact Elaine Edens at 864-861-3453 or Jason Morrison at 864-861-2261. Applications should be submitted by Tuesday, July 7th.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Please join us in giving a warm Ware Shoals welcome to the newest members of our district family, Savanna Keefe (WSE/M) and Andrea Taylor (WSE/M). We welcome the return of Dede Brownlee to teach English at Ware Shoals High, after three years spent in retirement.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Ware Shoals Elementary/Middle seeks a School Nurse who, under the supervision of the Principal and District Nurse, promotes the health and well-being of all students by providing services such as assessments, first aid, counseling and emergency care. Apply online or in person. If you have questions, contact Principal Nancy Brown, nbrown@gwd51.org or 864-456-7496.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
VACANCY: Ware Shoals High School - English. Apply on CERRA, and notify Principal Paul Anderson at panderson@gwd51.org if you would like to join our team!
about 1 year ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
Re: Laptop/book return and locker clean out. T-W-Th 8-12 by last name (see website). Students only! NO VISITORS. Enter through glass door at library IF necessary to access the building. Exit through end door nearest Darby Building. No entry or exit through front door.
about 1 year ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Today, Gov. McMaster announced that schools will not reopen this year. We understand the need to safeguard the health of our students and families. We will continue instruction through eLearning and learning packets. Let's work hard so we won't be behind when school resumes!
over 1 year ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Today the O'Dell Corporation donated masks they made for our staff and volunteers - purple and gold ones to show our school pride! Join us in thanking them for supporting our school district and our community. (Shown, L to R: Eric Cox, WSSD Safety Coordinator, Mark Lowe, O'Dell Corporation, Dr. Fay Sprouse, WSSD Superintendent)
over 1 year ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Meal delivery and pick-up tomorrow (Apr 8) will supply food for Wed-Fri. Starting next week, drive-through pick-up of food at the high school will be 9-10:00 AM instead of 8-9:00 AM. Bus delivery times will remain the same. Stay well!
over 1 year ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Everyone can look forward to a break from eLearning and Learning Packets next week. SPRING BREAK is almost here! Learning packets for students in K-3rd grades should be picked up at WSPS the Monday after spring break - (April 13th) from 8-12. Those who have been working on learning packets may drop off completed work at that time as well. Meal deliveries and pick-up will continue during spring break - Monday through Wednesday. On Wednesday, three days of food will be distributed. If you have any questions, call the district or the school at 864-456-7496, tech support at 864-456-7500, or email us. Stay healthy and safe!
over 1 year ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Census data ensures our schools receive their fair share of resources. Ensuring every resident in South Carolina is counted during the 2020 census will help our schools for the next 10 years. Please go to www.my2020census.gov and complete your census today. Share this post and tag three friends challenging them to complete their census! #CountMeInSC #SCCounts2020
over 1 year ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Today Gov. McMaster announced that SC schools will be closed through April 30. Our state superintendent will be providing guidance on student work soon, relaxing course and time requirements. We want students to continue learning but not be overwhelmed. More info coming soon!
over 1 year ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Free breakfast and lunch for children ages 18 and under can be picked up from 8-9AM at the WSH cafeteria, behind the high school. Buses will deliver meals throughout the district starting at 8AM. We will serve any child! Stand outside to flag us down if not a regular bus rider.
over 1 year ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Beginning 3-19-20 WSSD51 will provide free breakfast and lunch to children. Meals can be picked up at regular bus stops or students may pick up their meals from 8-9 AM. Pick up location is the WSH cafeteria, behind the high school. Children must be present to receive meals.
over 1 year ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
The Early Release Day, scheduled for March 25, has been moved to next Wednesday, March 18 to allow time for teachers to do emergency lesson plans. The State Dept. is requiring 2 weeks of plans in case DHEC orders schools closed due to the Coronavirus. We want to be prepared!
over 1 year ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
#CountMeinSC The U.S. Census, which is conducted every 10 years, directly impacts federal funding every year for schools and communities in South Carolina. This funding impacts special education, teacher training, technology, school lunch assistance, Head Start and after-school programs. According to the Count All Kids Campaign, more than two million young children nationally were missed in the 2010 census. If we undercount children in the 2020 census, South Carolina could miss out on funding for the programs our students depend on. By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You will have three options for responding: Online. By phone. By mail. For more information, visit https://www.uwasc.org/census-2020-0 .
over 1 year ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Ware Shoals School District will be on a 2 hour delay tomorrow (Friday, February 21) due to a forecast of possible black ice on the roadways. Temperatures are predicted to drop below freezing around 4am and continue to hover at or below freezing for several hours. We will further assess weather conditions in the morning. If we need to delay further or cancel school we will be back in touch around 7am. Safety is our number one priority!
over 1 year ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Savannah Campbell
Individual Graduation Plan Meetings: Parents, please schedule your child’s Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) appointment with the School Counselor at: https://calendly.com/campbell-igp/spring2020
over 1 year ago, Savannah Campbell
Daniel Crockett
Very proud of all the students who came out to our SAT Prep session on Monday night! Research indicates that 20 hours of studying for the SAT typically increases scores 30 to 70 points. These students understand that extra efforts lead to great results!
over 1 year ago, Daniel Crockett
Ware Shoals 51
Thank you for what you do!
over 1 year ago, Ware Shoals 51
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Noon Dismissal for Students Wednesday, February 5th: On Wednesday, students will be released at 12 to provide time for professional development for our staff. It's time for us to "go to school" to LEARN more about how to better SERVE our students. LEARNING, SERVING, LEADING the way to DESTINATION...GRADUATION!
over 1 year ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Ware Shoals 51
Ware Shoals School District 51 would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year!
over 1 year ago, Ware Shoals 51
Ware Shoals 51
Ware Shoals School District 51 would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!
over 1 year ago, Ware Shoals 51
Ware Shoals 51
Power Outage: WSSD 51 experienced a power outage today at 2:45 pm. Power will be restored by 6:45 pm tonight. The WSMS basketball game scheduled for 5:00 pm tonight has been cancelled. School will start on a regular schedule tomorrow morning, December 19th. Thank you!
over 1 year ago, Ware Shoals 51
Ware Shoals 51
Ware Shoals School District 51 would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving!
over 1 year ago, Ware Shoals 51
Ware Shoals 51
FCA starts back today! We will meet at 7:30 in room 207 of the Darby building. There will be food, Faith and fun!
almost 2 years ago, Ware Shoals 51
Ware Shoals 51
Join our Twitter page! @ware_shoals_51
almost 2 years ago, Ware Shoals 51
Paul Anderson
Rep. John McCravy presents Johnna Magaha with a certificate of recognition for being named the SCCAWS 1A Golf, Player of the Year.
over 2 years ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Members of Squad 51 were honored for their service at last night’s board meeting. Rep. John McCravy presented the awards.
over 2 years ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Ed Op Day at WSHS. 50+ Colleges and Universities
almost 3 years ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Sept. 29 - Million Dollar Band places 2nd (out of 6 bands) in Henry Laurens Invitational and 5th overall (out of 16 bands). WELL DONE!
almost 3 years ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
We're TOOTING OUR HORNS about the Million Dollar Band: first in the 2A division (out of 5 bands) in the Mustang Classic at Midland Valley and first overall in the Orange Division (out of 12 bands). WAY TO GO!
almost 3 years ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
PINK OUT! Our volleyball team honored breast cancer survivors during their match October 2nd. Congratulations to our Hornets and to Coach Hallman and Coach Jones for leading the team to victory over Whitmire!
almost 3 years ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Fay Sprouse
As a National Life Group "LifeChanger of the Year" top five finalist, Rev. Davis received a cash prize and the district received a cash prize. The district's prize money was used to purchase two mellophones and two baritones for the band program. Thank you, Rev. Davis, for your support of all of our students!
almost 3 years ago, Fay Sprouse