WSSSD51 has a vacancy for the position of Network Administrator. Job duties include, but are not limited to: Managing and maintaining the network used by the district’s data, instructional, video, telephone, communications, and security applications. Associate degree or equivalent required, and related work experience preferred. Computer skills are necessary. Candidate must have the ability to develop effective working relationships with staff and the school community, the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, and the ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and the Board of Education policies. Applicants should send a resume and letter of interest to Superintendent Fay Sprouse - email@example.com.
Happy Friday from WSSD51! We are back in school and, unfortunately, so is COVID. We are following updated guidelines, which tell us to treat COVID as we would seasonal flu. If a student or employee tests positive, they are to quarantine for 5 days from the date of their positive test. They may return on day 6 if fever free for 24 hours without medication. On day 6 thru 10, we strongly encourage them to wear a mask. We are no longer required to do contact tracing, so those who know they have been exposed to COVID should monitor for symptoms and stay home if symptoms develop. We can provide a COVID at-home test if needed. WSMS has a moderate number of student cases while WSPS and WSHS have had low case numbers so far. Call your school nurse if you have any questions or need assistance. Have a great weekend!
Back to School Celebration - DESTINATION...GRADUATION! We welcomed teachers back on July18th. A favorite part of our district meeting is having each faculty present a school spirit skit based on their theme for the year. Having fun is a big part of what we do as educators! Ware Shoals High's theme is "Destination Graduation...Driven to Succeed," Ware Shoals Middle's theme is "Choosing to Climb," and Ware Shoals Primary's theme is "Building the Foundation to Destination Graduation." We love what we do, which is preparing ALL students to make it to the finish line with a diploma in hand! Please join us in creating a COMMUNITY CULTURE where GRADUATION is an EXPECTATION!
We are pleased to inform you that WSSD51 will be implementing the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) that is available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. What does this mean for you and your child(ren)? All enrolled students in our school district, regardless of income level, are eligible to receive a healthy school breakfast and school lunch at no charge each day. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application. The CEP is a new alternative to the traditional meal application process associated with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. CEP alleviates the burden on families by eliminating household applications, while helping schools reduce costs associated with collecting and processing those applications. For more information about CEP, please visit https://www.fns.usda.gov/cn/community-eligibility-provision-resource-center
Ware Shoals School District 51 would like to wish everyone a safe and fun Fourth of July!
The WSHS 2022 Graduation can be viewed on the district's webpage by clicking the button labled "WSHS 2022 Graduation". We will also air graduation from the district's facebook page. The livestream feeds will begin at 6:45 pm tonight. Tune in to celebrate our graduates!
The graduation ceremony will be in the Ware Shoals High School auditorium this evening at 7pm. Rain and thunderstorms are being forecast this afternoon and evening. A ticket is required to attend. Seniors were issued 9 tickets each to distribute to family members and friends. An elevator is available for those with mobility issues. Enter the building through the breezeway between the library and the high school. The ceremony will be livestreamed for viewing remotely. Visit our website to join. Congratulations to the Class of 2022!
Be sure to check out the videos from this morning, when WSPA did a live broadcast from the Catfish Feastival site. Several of our super students were featured. They did so well, making all of us proud! Here’s a link that will take you to the videos: https://www.wspa.com/video/childrens-escape-zone-town-of-ware-shoals/7717592/
Dear Families, Like you, we are shocked and deeply saddened by the news of the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Texas on Tuesday. We share in the heartbreak we are all feeling for the families who have lost a loved one due to this senseless act of violence. School should and must be a place where students feel completely safe and secure. We have SROs in every school, and we will continue to make safety our priority. Student safety must be shared by everyone. If anyone hears or reads a threat online or observes someone displaying behavior that is of concern, please report it directly or use our STOPit app. SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING. We know that children and teens will process this news in different ways. Counselors are available at each of our school buildings to assist students who may need some extra support. We strongly encourage any students to stop by the counseling office at any time. Please join us in praying for the students, staff, and families of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District. Sincerely, Dr. Fay Sprouse, Superintendent WSSD 51 Board of Trustees WSSD 51 Faculty and Staff
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District.
VACANCIES: We are looking for two nurses to join our district family. If you are interested or if you know someone who is interested, please contact Dr. Fay Sprouse at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 864-456-7496. A classified application can be found on our district website. The district nurse must be an RN and is employed for 190 days. The middle school nurse can be an LPN or RN and is employed for 182 days.
The results of the School Board election are in, and incumbent Shanon Calvert has been re-elected to the board. Congratulations to Mr. Calvert and our thanks to all who were on the ballot and willing to serve!
VACANCY: Ware Shoals Primary is in search of a Guidance Counselor. If you or someone you know desires to work with teachers, parents, and staff to serve students in a small rural setting, please contact Mr. Jason Morrison, Principal, to arrange a visit to the school. Ware Shoals Primary serves about 380 students in grades PreK-4th.
Message from WSSD51: The NWS predicts thunderstorms with potentially high winds this afternoon for our region, which may impact bus transportation. At this time, we do not have plans to dismiss early, but other districts in the area are dismissing. We will continue to monitor conditions and will update you if we decide that an early dismissal is in order. If you wish to pick your child up early from school, please notify the front office. Thank you!
The Board of Directors for the Ware Shoals Hall of Fame announces the inductees for 2022: Mr. John Adams, Distinguished Alumni (Posthumous) Mr. Felton Burton, Distinguished Alumni (Posthumous) Mr. Howard Drake, Benefactor / Contributor (Posthumous) Dr. Jim Knight, Distinguished Alumni (Posthumous) Mrs. Ann Simmons Parks, Distinguished Alumni Congratulations to these individuals who have made significant contributions, inspiring praise and gratitude among their peers! The Ware Shoals Hall of Fame programs honors those whose deeds and character exemplify outstanding achievement in their life's work and/or service to their communities. The ceremony to recognize the 2022 inductees is scheduled for September 23rd at 2:00pm at Ware Shoals High School. That evening, inductees and/or their family members will be recognized during halftime at the football game.
May is a month of appreciation… National Principals’ Appreciation Day is celebrated on May 1 annually to recognize the importance of principals, from elementary to high school, and all the work they do for the betterment of the school. National Teacher Appreciation Day is May 5. This is when teachers get the extra credit they deserve for all that they do for students. School Lunch Hero Day is Friday, May 6, a time to celebrate and thank those who provide nutritious meals for us each day. National School Nurse Appreciation Day is May 11. It was established to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting. We thank all of of our employees for their contributions to our district and our schools. Most of all, we thank them for caring for the children of our community!
Ware Shoals School District 51 to Honor the School Lunch Heroes Serving Healthy Meals Celebrating School Lunch Hero Day on May 6, 2022 Our school cafeteria heroes work every day to make heroes of the students they serve. Between preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, Ware Shoals School District 51 nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate. To celebrate their hard work and commitment, Ware Shoals School District 51 schools will celebrate School Lunch Hero Day on May 6. School Lunch Hero Day provides an opportunity for parents, students, school staff and communities to thank those who provide healthy meals to our students each school day.
There will be a food distribution at Ware Shoals High School tomorrow (Friday, 4/29/22). Second Harvest and Self Regional are sponsoring the event from 11AM until 1PM. We will open the field in front of the school at 9:30AM for those wishing to get in line. 700 food "kits" will be available. Each kit is about 60 pounds of food - dry goods, vegetables, and meat. Please tell all those who need food to come to the school tomorrow. We appreciate those who are providing for our community!
Join us in welcoming these teachers to Ware Shoals Middle for the coming year... WSHS graduate Kelsey Wood is returning home to teach. Katrina Free and Savanna Wooten are two additional talented teachers who will LEARN, SERVE, and LEAD with us. WELCOME to our learning community!
Good afternoon, The Spirit/Segra connectivity issue was resolved this morning by 10 am. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Have a great day!