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1 day ago, Ware Shoals 51
Dr. Fay Sprouse
The Hornets play tonight at Greenwood Christian. Next week, we return home. We are making a change for all home games in the future, affecting a small number of people. During the game, smoking will not be allowed at the back gate. Some fans in the stands have complained about the secondhand smoke. We have a tobacco-free district, which means there is to be no smoking anywhere on our campuses. The “No Passes Out” practice will be in effect. Those who go outside the back gate will have to purchase a ticket to re-enter at the top of the steps. Please be reminded that vaping, Juuling, and all manner of smokeless tobacco are prohibited on district property. Thanks in advance for your cooperation and understanding!
6 days ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
Our Teacher Cadets enjoyed reading their big books today at the Primary School. The big books they read were written and illustrated by them and their theme was self-esteem.
6 days ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Anti-Bullying Summit with Ware Shoals School District Students
6 days ago, Paul Anderson
Daniel Crockett
Very proud of these two students who have volunteered to lend a helping hand. They have put our district's mission of LEARNING, SERVING and LEADING into practice.
7 days ago, Daniel Crockett
Ware Shoals 51
Your child’s daily, on-time attendance is critical to their success in school. Some challenges to your child’s school attendance may be unavoidable, but it is important to understand the impact of each absence. For more information go to http://absencesaddup.org/.
7 days ago, Ware Shoals 51
Dr. Fay Sprouse
We remember...the victims and their families on this day. We thank all first responders for running toward danger, serving others with courage and bravery. Today....we remember. We will live-stream a brief ceremony at 8:35 today.
8 days ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Jason Morrison
Please come join us for our first PTO meeting of the school year Thursday September 12th at 5:30 pm. Our PTO is a valuable part of our school and community. We hope to have a strong PTO this school year.
10 days ago, Jason Morrison
Jason Morrison
Important Dates • September 9-13: MAP Testing • September 23: Progress Reports • September 24: Greenwood READS Spirit Night (Greenwood Mall) 4-7 pm • September 25: Fall Pictures (gym) • September 27: Homecoming
10 days ago, Jason Morrison
Paul Anderson
On Wednesday 9/11, known as Patriot Day, please visit the Ware Shoals School District 51 Facebook page for a 9/11 tribute. The program will begin at approximately 8:35 a.m. and include members of Squad 51 as our nation remembers.
10 days ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Eric Cox has been nominated for the "LifeChanger of the Year" award. #LCOY Please log on at http://app.lifechangeroftheyear.com/nomination_detail.cfm?NominationID=3674 and leave a supportive comment for him. Also, share the link on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using #LCOY. The selection committee reads all comments and takes them into consideration when reviewing nominees.
15 days ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Daniel Crockett
Update for WSP parents: While we wait for our main phone lines to be restored, parents can call 864-378-3522 to speak with a school representative. Thank you for your patience.
15 days ago, Daniel Crockett
Paul Anderson
August 29th. Print and present.
23 days ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
https://www.wspa.com/mascot/ Please vote for our Hornet!
24 days ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
The public is invited to our Pep Rally today at 2:00. Please enter the gym through the gate as if it were a basketball game. Visitors may sit in the first section of bleachers as you enter the gym.
27 days ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Friday Night Info Oakbrook Prep Info We look forward to hosting you all Friday Night. We have bleachers on the home side but not yet on the visitor’s side. Be sure to give your fans a heads up to bring chairs. Admission will be $7 for adults and $4 for students.
28 days ago, Paul Anderson
Ware Shoals 51
Ware Shoals Primary students arrive on their first day to Destination Graduation!
about 1 month ago, Ware Shoals 51
Paul Anderson
Open House at Ware Shoals High School will be on Thursday, 8/22/19 from 3 pm - 6 pm. Safety briefing to follow at 6:00 pm in auditorium, presented by Mr. Eric Cox, District Safety Coordinator.
about 1 month ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Starting Monday, August 19th, the WS Fitness Center will be open from 6am-6pm daily for those who clear a background check and abide by the WSFC guidelines. Eric Cox, District Safety Coordinator, will hold a meeting in the center at 11am tomorrow (Friday, the 16th), and he will issue key cards for the gate and fitness center. Please bring your SC Driver's License. WSFC members will be oriented to the center rules and to the equipment. CPR and AED training for members will be scheduled in the near future. There are no charges or fees to become a member. We just ask that you be responsible and respectful users of the center. The center is monitored through video/audio cameras and has an AED. The space is maintained at a comfortable temperature for working out. We are considering offering yoga classes this school year. If you're interested, let us know. Call 864-456-7496 and ask for Eric Cox or Fay Sprouse if you have questions. LET'S GET HEALTHY AND FIT THIS YEAR!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
The Region I Football Jamboree will be held at Riegel Stadium on August 16th, beginning at 6:00 pm. ALL tickets will be $7.00. ONLY HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE PASSES WILL BE HONORED. (No Reserved Parking).
about 1 month ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Ware Shoals Fitness Center announcement: Coach Wirszyla will be available to do initial assessments this Friday (August 16) at 11:30. (Please arrive on time!) If you want to get started on a fitness program, now is the time to do it! Wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes. Starting August 19th, hours of the WSFC will be 6AM-8AM and 3PM until 5:30PM.
about 1 month ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
REMINDER of our public event: Tomorrow (Tuesday) we celebrate the New Year. At 10AM Mike Hudson, WSH Class of 1991 and founder of ROAR, will speak about his life and the impact his tragic accident has had. At 11AM, humorist and author Susan Reinhardt will entertain with her homespun Southern humor. At noon, we'll announce the Inaugural Class of the Ware Shoals Schools' Hall of Fame. Please join us!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Ware Shoals 51
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Abbeville County School District. Dr. Betty Jo Hall was an inspirational leader, educator and friend. She will be greatly missed by our district and our community.
about 1 month ago, Ware Shoals 51
Paul Anderson
On Friday, August 9th Ware Shoals High School will be accepting donations to our Clothes/Food Pantry Closet. The hours will be 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Items such as toiletries, clothes, canned foods or other non-perishable items will be welcomed at the high school office. This is part of our “Teachers IN Service” Day to better serve our school and community.
about 1 month ago, Paul Anderson
Ware Shoals 51
A Home School/Private School informational meeting will be held Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. in the Library Conference Room, located at 56 South Greenwood Avenue, Ware Shoals, SC 29692. Please call Marti Arsenault at 864-456-7496 for more information.
about 1 month ago, Ware Shoals 51
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Come join us as we celebrate the New Year on August 13th. At 10AM Mike Hudson, WSH Class of 1991 and founder of ROAR, will speak about his life and the impact his tragic accident has had. His life's mission now is empowering the disabled to get out and live life to its fullest. At 11AM, humorist and author Susan Reinhardt will entertain with her homespun Southern humor. Her best-selling novels include Chimes from a Cracked Southern Belle and Not Tonight Honey: Wait 'Til I'm a Size Six."
about 1 month ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
ATTENTION: Safety training will be conducted at the high school on Monday and Tuesday (8/5 and 8/6) from 8AM until 5PM There will be a substantial number of emergency vehicles in front the high school. The training is conducted via SLED and Texas State University. We want to welcome the trainers and all the participants from the upstate area!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Check out this beautiful artwork, created by students in the "iCAN Summer Camp" at Ware Shoals Primary under the direction of Art teacher, Mrs. Baker. Many of the young artists' will have their work featured at the Greenwood Arts Center (in the Federal Building) this coming month. We hope you'll visit downtown Greenwood to experience and enjoy their work!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
ATTENTION to any student athletes interested in volleyball: Tryouts will be held in the WSHS gym August 5th, from 9:00am - 11:00am for those who did not attend summer practice. Tryouts are open to middle school students (7th and 8th graders) and all high school students. Students must present a copy of their current physical in order to try out. Please contact Coach Wirszyla with any questions at pwirszyla@gwd51.org.
about 1 month ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Getting students ready for school? Don't forget their immunizations.This year's requirements for all grades and other health related information may be found at this link: https://www.scdhec.gov/health/vaccinations/back-school-immunization-toolkit
2 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Ware Shoals School District 51 will again provide online registration for the upcoming school year, allowing parents with returning students to reduce the time required to register their children. Online registration will open on Monday, July 22nd. To register, visit the district’s website, www.gwd51.org, and click the “2019-2020 Returning Student Registration” button. Parents who register online may still need to visit their child’s school during registration at their child’s school on July 30th from 11:00AM – 7:00PM to finalize the registration process, pick up schedules, and pay fees if they did not do so online. In order to register online, parents will need a login code for each child. Login codes called "SNAPCODES" may be found on last year’s final report cards. Parents who have email address information on file will receive an email message this week from the district that includes the SNAPCODE. Parents may also obtain login codes and assistance as needed by calling their child’s school after July 25th. New students must register in person at the school July 30th. Parents of 4K and new 5K students will need to bring the following documentation: • Immunization Record • Birth Certificate • *Social Security Card A required meeting will be held for all 4K parents on July 30th at 1PM in the Ware Shoals Primary School Library. *Although this card cannot be mandated according to current State law, it is strongly recommended by the School District because of its impact on accurate student records.
2 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Welcome to the WSSD51 family, Hannah Phillips! Miss Phillips will be teaching at Ware Shoals Primary. She graduated from Anderson University, and is eager to begin her professional career!
3 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
We are pleased to announce that the O'Dell Corporation will donate "Back to School" supplies to the children of Ware Shoals Primary School for the fifth year in a row. Our district is so grateful for O’Dell’s commitment to the betterment of our schools and our community. The O’Dell Corporation is making a positive impact on children and helping us achieve our district mission, which is to help each student reach that crucial milestone, DESTINATION…GRADUATION!” Pictured are: O'Dell Corporation Owners: Michelle O'Dell Foster, John Stroud, Chip O'Dell WSSD51: Jason Morrison (WSP Principal), Fay Sprouse (Superintendent)
3 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Please join us in welcoming Sheneque Gilchrist to the faculty of Ware Shoals Middle/Elementary. She will be teaching Math to our 6th graders. She was a substitute teacher this past year, so some of you already know her. Welcome to the WSSD51 family!
3 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
The Annette Batson Memorial Garden is bursting with blooms! What a beautiful tribute to a teacher who is still missed. This past year, one of our students - Cameron Madden - built a swing for his senior project and donated it to us. It makes a lovely addition to the garden. Quote of the day: "Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get." H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
3 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
We just love welcoming WSSD51 alumni back home! Meet Lacey Hawkins, newest faculty member at Ware Shoals Primary. Lacey worked as a teacher assistant at WSP for a short while before accepting a position in Sumter last year. She is back and excited to get to teach where she first fell in love with school!
3 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Meet Blake Bishop, Social Studies teacher at WSHS. He is a resident of Ware Shoals and is eager to get started! We welcome Mr. Bishop to the WSSD family.
3 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Ware Shoals Primary School has a new principal. Mr. Jason Morrison comes to us from North Augusta Middle School where he served as Assistant Principal. He has twenty years of teaching experience, mostly in the field of English/Language Arts. He resides in Greenwood with his family. Please join us in welcoming Mr. Morrison to our WSSD51 family!
3 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
A warm welcome to the newest member of the WSHS faculty, Nichole McGehee. Ms. McGehee will teach Biology in the upcoming school year. We are happy that she has chosen to join our learning community!
3 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
UPDATE...We're extending our hours at the Ware Shoals Fitness Center! We will be open from 8-4 Monday-Thursday this summer. Those who can use the machines without need of assistance may come any of those hours. The WSFC will be staffed with a certified personal trainer from 9-12 most days, beginning June 10th. NO MORE EXCUSES! Come work out in a clean, temperature controlled environment. The WSFC, located on the high school campus, is offered free to adults 18 and over who live in our school district.
4 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Ware Shoals 51
Ware Shoals 2019 graduation photos are online! Please use the three steps below to view our photos from Legacy Studios. Step 1: Go to https://vando.imagequix.com/H9WFF9C Step 2: Enter this code 9006M191 Step 3: Click on Graduation and enter your personal email address.
4 months ago, Ware Shoals 51
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Graduation forecast: HOT!! High 90s are forecast for Tuesday, May 28th. The concrete bleachers will likely be pretty warm from the day's heat, so you may want to bring a blanket, stadium seat, or cushion to sit on. We will have a water station, and we have asked EMS to be in attendance. We will live stream the ceremony on Facebook, so those who are unable to attend can see it in real time. Happy Memorial Day weekend! Stay safe.
4 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
The WSHS Class of 1949 celebrated their 70th reunion on May 17th with lunch and a program at Greenwood Country Club. Mr. Dan Branyon shared history and photos of Ware Shoals, and Dr. Fay Sprouse brought the alumni up to date on what's happening in the district and our schools. It was a great celebration! Shown in the photo are, from left to right: Seated - Manly Balentine, Bobbie Bowie Smith, Ann Holley Hodges, Miriam Davis Babb, Frances Crawford Campbell, and Lucia Agnew Bryson. Standing - William Vaughn, Kennon Abrams, James "Spunk" Jones, Lamar Smith, Betty Branyon
4 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Graduation is set for 7:00 pm on May 28th and scheduled for Riegel Stadium: Tommy Davis Field. Graduation will be livestreamed from our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wareshoals51/ Due to the limited number of spaces, automobile access to the rear gate will be granted ONLY to those with a handicapped tag or placard. Those without a tag/placard, but with a need to enter at field level, may access the stadium on foot though the rear gate. The ramp into the bleachers is to the left side after entering the back gate. Any additional requests for assistance must be reviewed by Mr. Cox, District Safety Coordinator, BEFORE 3:00 pm on the 28th . Please call 864-456-7923. In case of inclement weather or sub-standard field conditions, the ceremony will be held in the auditorium. Each graduate will receive 10-12 tickets.
4 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
These WSH scholars have been accepted into the dual credit program at Lander University. Next year, they will take courses on the Lander campus that will count as high school credits and as hours for their freshman year of college. Our district provides tuition assistance and the books, making it very affordable. Congratulations to these students for investing in their future as they move closer to the DESTINATION...GRADUATION!
4 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
GreenwoodEDGE is a partnership between Piedmont Technical College and Greenwood School Districts 50, 51, and 52, county private schools, Greenwood Partnership Alliance, Greenwood County Council, Greenwood Promise, and local employers to provide training to high school students in high-demand occupations. Congratulations to these students for being accepted into the program for 2019-20: Matthew Cox, Dana Givens, Ethan Clark, and Christian Drake
4 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
The School Board election is tomorrow, May 14th. Please vote if you’re a resident of our district and remind your family and friends to do so as well. There is always some confusion about who is eligible to vote in the school board election. Registered voters who live in Laurens, Abbeville, or Greenwood County within our district’s attendance zone may vote. Residency within the town limits of Ware Shoals is not required. School board elections are so very important! Members formulate policy and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues that impact our community. Their decisions and actions affect the present and future lives of our community’s children. Two candidates are vying for one seat on the board: Shanon Calvert and Cody Quinn. Don't forget to VOTE tomorrow!
4 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Our District Teacher of the Year, Josh Hallman, was honored at the South Carolina's 2019 Teacher of the Year Gala on Wednesday. The gala celebrated the contributions of 80 teachers across the state who were selected as District TOY. We want to thank the Self Family Foundation for supporting our TOY through the District Sponsorship gift of $1,500. There is no greater impact on a student's success than a high quality teacher in every classroom. Thank you, Coach Hallman, for all you have done for our students in academics and in athletics!
4 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
The 5K Walk/Run has been rescheduled for next Saturday, May 18th. Forecasters at the National Weather Service are predicting light showers in the area between 9 and 11 in the morning. We want everyone to have a great experience on a sunny day, and the forecast currently shows the 18th as being bright and beautiful. If you have prepaid and are unable to participate on the 18th, please contact the high school office, and we will issue a refund. We welcome all to join us for a morning of FITNESS and FUN. Registration will be onsite from 8:00 until 8:40. Cost to participate is $20. All proceeds will be used for the Ware Shoals Community Fitness Center which is located on the campus of the high school. Contact us at 864-456-7496 (extension 1) if you have any questions.
4 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Ware Shoals 51
Tomorrow morning we will have a special event that you can view on Facebook Live. Tune in between 8 am and 10:30 am to watch our students live. No matter where you will be, we will be on our Destination... Graduation!
4 months ago, Ware Shoals 51
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Just a reminder of the "No More Excuses" Walk/Run on Saturday! Come out to get a little exercise and to socialize with others in support of fitness initiatives in our district. You can do the 2 mile walk/stroll or you can do the 5K walk/run if you're a little more adventurous. Meet us at the high school gym. The 2 mile walk will begin at 8:45 and the 5K will begin at 9:00. Register onsite from 8:00 - 8:40. The cost is $20 per person.
5 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
Student/Athletes, Our Athletic Banquet will be held on May 7, 2019. Dinner will be served to the student/athletes only, starting at 5:30 pm. Dinner will be served in the high school lunch room. The awards portion of the evening will start at 6:45 pm in the high school auditorium. Your families are invited to the 6:45 pm awards portion of the evening. Please talk to your coaches about appropriate attire for the evening. We look forward to honoring all of your hard work that evening.
5 months ago, Paul Anderson
Ware Shoals 51
May 6th, 2019, students will no longer be able to charge to their lunch accounts. Please pay any outstanding balances before May 24, 2019. If you have any concerns, contact Sharon Mann @ 456-3679 or your school cafeteria. Thank you!
5 months ago, Ware Shoals 51
Paul Anderson
The Purple and Gold
5 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
How do you spell W-I-N-N-E-R? These super spellers competed in the District Spelling Bee today. Our district winner / WSMS winner is Kimarion Gillerson (pictured on right). Coming in first place for WS Primary was Yuchen Lin (left). Congratulations to the other participants for qualifying for the district final by winning their classroom spelling bee! Front Row-Josie Gambrell, Dustin Strickland, Rachel Owings, Landon Dowis, Carson Coleman Back Row- Dixiemay Laughlin, Faith Holbrooks, Yuchen Lin, Kimarion Gillerson, Andrew Gonzalez, Jace Stewart, Julian Dyal
5 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
This Thursday, May 2, 7th grade students will host a "World Fair" from 5-6 pm. Each student researched a country and created a presentation for our community, including food, native clothing, and much more. Students will tell visitors about the country and answer questions. Please join us at WS Middle / Elementary on West Main Street this Thursday!
5 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
We are happy to announce that Coach Gilbert is returning to WSHS. He will teach Chemistry, coach golf, and sponsor the newly formed Fishing Club. Join us in welcoming him back to the family!
5 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Here is the schedule and registration form for "Best Singer in the Region" auditions, which will be this Friday. April 26th.
5 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Come "TailCATE" with us today at 5PM before the softball game to see what our CATE (Career and Technology Education) students have been learning this year. We'll have food, drinks, fun, and a free ticket to the game for you! It's Senior Night, and the girls need you to cheer them on to victory! TailCATE is in front of the Darby Building. See you there!
5 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Another fine addition to the WSSD51 family... Meet Ms. Webb, the newest member of the WS Middle-Elementary faculty. Her goal is "to provide the best instruction and life-learning experiences for my students." Ms. Webb is a Highly Qualified Science and Social Studies teacher and leader with more than 10 years of teaching experience. WELCOME to WSSD 51!
5 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Ms. Gina Dunn is the newest member of the WSSD51 family! Ms. Dunn will be teaching Math at Ware Shoals High School next year. She comes to us from Lander University, where she served as Tenured Associate Professor/Education Specialist. Her parents are WSHS alumni, so she feels right at home here. Let's give her a big Ware Shoals welcome!
5 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Ware Shoals 51
Mr. Parada's class speaks with students in Colombia via a video conference session. The students discuss ways of life in a different country. Technology continues to enhance students' education in our district.
5 months ago, Ware Shoals 51
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Friday afternoon, a few PM bus riders from Buses 5, 6, 7, and 8 will be 10-15 minutes late getting home due to the balloon release at WSH.
5 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
We are happy to welcome Katie Warnken to the WSSD51 family! Ms. Warnken will be teaching Math at Ware Shoals High School next year. She recently completed her student teaching at WSHS, and she looks forward to beginning her teaching career with us.
5 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
PLEASE NOTE: A change of time for the balloon release in memory of Trinity Harrison has been announced. The release will take place at 2:45 Friday afternoon on the front lawn of the high school. Please join us in remembrance of Trinity.
5 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Arrangements for Trinity Harrison have been announced by her family. A balloon release will be held on the front lawn of WSHS Friday evening at 7PM. Her funeral will be conducted at 3PM Saturday at Little River Baptist Center, located at 415 Riley Rd N, Hodges, SC 29653.
5 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Today we gathered at Ware Shoals High to celebrate and mourn. We celebrated the good times shared with Trinity Harrison and the fact that she made all the right choices on prom night. We mourned because we will no longer share our lives with her. We will keep her family and friends in our prayers, and we will keep her in our hearts forever. Dr. Fay Sprouse, Superintendent
5 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
All students please gather in the auditorium in the morning when you arrive to school. The cafeteria will be open at 7:30 for breakfast and the back stairs to the auditorium will be available. Please gather among friends as we will have folks to assist in our time of grief.
6 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
The Purple and Gold 4.2.19
6 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
REMINDER - PLEASE JOIN US TOMORROW Sybil and Mike Conley lost their 20-year old daughter Zoë to a heroin and fentanyl overdose on May 24, 2017, the unfortunate end to a five-plus year odyssey through the opioid epidemic, the drug and alcohol treatment community, the healthcare system, and criminal justice. They will tell their story and present facts about addiction--and opioids in particular--at a special assembly Thursday, April 4 at 9 a.m. at Ware Shoals High. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
6 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Ware Shoals 51
Spirit has restored our fiber connection. Our phones are now working properly. We apologize for the inconvenience. Have a great day!
6 months ago, Ware Shoals 51
Ware Shoals 51
Our School District is experiencing a phone outage due to a Spirit fiber cut in the Greenville area. Please use the following numbers for an emergency: 864-378-4379 for the Primary School, 864-377-0599 for the Middle School and 864-377-0578 for the High School. Thank you!
6 months ago, Ware Shoals 51
Paul Anderson
****Reminder**** All WSHS students who plan to attend the prom MUST be in attendance at the program on Thursday morning. Failure to attend may result in forfeiture of admission.
6 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Congratulations Julie (1st) and Ethan (2nd) for winning the 400 meter race in the Area 5 Spring Games today!
6 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
It's a beautiful day to be LEARNING, SERVING, LEADING and READING in WSSD51! Have you read a good book lately?
6 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Ware Shoals 51
The WS School District 5K Walk-Run/2-Mile Walk is now underway! The event will be held on Saturday, May 11th. Start time for the 2-mile walk is 8:45 am and for the 5K is 9:00 am. Proceeds go to the District's Wellness Program. Click the link to register https://5il.co/71x8
6 months ago, Ware Shoals 51
Daniel Crockett
Congratulations to Nikki Rodriguez for receiving the South Carolina Association of Title I Administrators (SCATA) Scholarship. Nikki was recognized in Columbia, SC for her academic success and extracurricular involvement. Way to go Nikki!
6 months ago, Daniel Crockett
Paul Anderson
The Purple and Gold
6 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Tonight’s softball game vs Dixie has been moved to Monday April 1st. JV begins at 5:00.
6 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
The soccer match vs Anderson Christian scheduled for Thursday March 28th is now an AWAY match beginning at 5:00. .
6 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Students are doing great work in our district! Channing Smith's Senior Project product - a music festival - will benefit the Million Dollar Band. Here is Channing, presenting a check for $520 to the band. Thanks for using your Senior Project to LEARN, SERVE, and LEAD, Channing!
6 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Today, Squad 51 learned a new skill - taking blood pressure readings. Did you know that the instrument used to take blood pressure readings is called a sphygmomanometer?
6 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Daniel Crockett
Ware Shoals High School will be hosting a CTE (Career and Technology Education) Advisory meeting on March 21st at 5:30pm. This meeting is open to the public and will showcase how WSH is equipping students with skills needed for today's workforce. We would enjoy having you join us! (location: top floor of WSH).
6 months ago, Daniel Crockett
Paul Anderson
The Purple and Gold
6 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Congratulations to Miss Reesie Beckner, a student at Ware Shoals Middle School, upon being selected as the recipient of South Carolina's "Yes, I Can!" award. Reesie was chosen for excellence in the arts despite having a hearing impairment.
7 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
Purple and Gold
7 months ago, Paul Anderson
Daniel Crockett
WSP Celebrates Read Across America Day! Students lined the halls at Ware Shoals Primary School and spent time reading independently - just for fun! "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go!" - Dr. Seuss
7 months ago, Daniel Crockett
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Safety is our top priority. Keeping children safe from offensive, vulgar content on the internet is a big challenge. We recently learned of inappropriate content that is being embedded into YouTube videos that seem, on the surface, to be appropriate for children. For that reason, we are removing access to YouTube from student devices today.
7 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Community Engages in Planning for the Future...Thanks to those who came out to help as we update our five year plan. Together, we examined progress in meeting our goals. We all agree - working together is the way we will help our children achieve and our community thrive!
7 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
Ware Shoals High School Agricultural classes and Mr. Ryan Gambrell, would like to thank Mr. Jerry Free and Capsugel, a Lonza Company, for the recently donated hydroponic tower. It will be utilized by our students as we attempt to grow our CATE curriculum.
7 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
The Purple and Gold
7 months ago, Paul Anderson
Daniel Crockett
Very proud of our Squad 51 members who were recognized by House Representative John McCravy @JohnRMcCravyIII for outstanding service to our community!
7 months ago, Daniel Crockett
Paul Anderson
Updated baseball, soccer, and softball schedules. Here is the link: https://www.gwd51.org/o/ware-shoals-high-school/page/student-athletics-schedules
7 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
The Senate's education reform bill (S. 419) will be the subject of a public hearing at McCormick Middle School Gym on Monday, March 4th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A sign in sheet will be available starting at 5:15 for those wishing to speak. Comments will be limited to three minutes. If you are unable to attend, the subcommittee welcomes written testimony. Send remarks by email to seducomm@scsenate.gov or by mail to SC Senate Education Committee PO Box 142 404 Gressette Bldg. Columbia, SC 29202
7 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Reminder: We will meet today from 5-6PM for Strategic Planning in the Community Library training room. Come join the conversation about how we can prepare our students to be productive, contributing, and successful members of society. The school board will meet at 6PM in the conference room.
7 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
On Friday, February 22nd, we are asking all employees and students to park in the rear parking lot at the high school. Front spaces will be reserved for visitors to our 2:00 program. South Carolina High School League Commissioner, Jerome Singleton, will be our guest speaker.
7 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
WSHS FFA Officers
7 months ago, Paul Anderson
Dr. Fay Sprouse
A Ware Shoals High School student was arrested today at school for making a verbal bomb threat. School officials and the SRO took swift action to ensure safety. Disciplinary policies will be followed. Keeping students safe is our priority!
7 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Paul Anderson
Message from WSSD51: Bus #9 is running approximately 20-25 minutes behind. We appreciate your patience.
7 months ago, Paul Anderson
Daniel Crockett
Great day of training in WSSD51! Our district continues to refine our emergency practices to ensure safe learning environments for our students and staff. Special thanks to law enforcement from Abbeville / Greenwood Counties, WSH's Squad 51, and our district nursing staff.
7 months ago, Daniel Crockett
Paul Anderson
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7 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
These students just finished reading a novel about the Salem Witch Trials and were put into groups and assigned topics that might be considered modern day witch hunts. The topics were: attitudes toward Japanese Americans after Pearl Harbor / attitudes toward Muslin Americans after 9/11 / attitudes toward communists during the cold war [McCarthyism]/ attitudes towards HIV/AIDS victims in the late 1980s. This is the first time these students have done anything like this and were very nervous...they did a great job!
7 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Dear WSSD 51 Parents, Valentine’s Day is Thursday, and we want to inform you that schools may not accept deliveries of flowers, balloons, candy, etc. We can, however, provide an alternative. If you wish to purchase flowers, balloons, etc. for your child, the local florist can send a gift card to the school, notifying him or her to stop by the shop to pick up a special surprise. Gift cards can be distributed at school without disruption to the learning process and in a discreet way so as not to embarrass children who do not receive them. Occasional deliveries to the school during the year are allowed, but we do not allow balloons or flowers in glass vases on the buses at any time. If you choose to send your child something of this type for his/her birthday, please provide a ride home that day if your child usually rides a bus. Thanks for your cooperation! Sincerely, Dr. Fay Sprouse Superintendent
7 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Lady Hornets vs Wagener Salley tonight at 7:00 at The Bob Johnston Gymnasium. Only South Carolina High School League passes are allowed to be accepted. Admission is 6:00 as determined by the SCHSL.
7 months ago, Paul Anderson
Ware Shoals 51
Our deadline is quickly approaching! The final day to buy a high school yearbook is Feb. 21st. Yearbooks are $60 and can be purchased in the front office of the high school. Get yours before it is too late!
7 months ago, Ware Shoals 51
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Watch Channel 4 at 6PM tonight to see Rev. James Davis, driver of Bus 8, be recognized for being a "CommUNITY Champion." This is a series which highlights people who bring local communities closer together. We thank Rev. Davis & all who help make our district & community better!
7 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Daniel Crockett
Big turn out for tonight's SAT prep session! We are very proud of these students for putting in the extra effort! BTW, pizza disappeared fast during the break! :)
8 months ago, Daniel Crockett
Paul Anderson
Congratulations Evan Bridges! Go Flying Fleet!!
8 months ago, Paul Anderson
Debbie Bishop
Buses 1, 2 and 3 will be late picking up this morning. Expect a 15-30 minute delay.
8 months ago, Debbie Bishop
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Attention to those who walk or bike to WSH or WSE/M: Very cold temperatures are forecast for mid-week, so morning bus transportation will remain available. Same pickup times & locations: (6:25) 14 Smith St. (6:35) Corner Store Gas Station (7:10) Corner of West Main St & Riegel
8 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Attention to those who walk or bike to WSH or WSE/M: Very cold temperatures & rain are forecast for next week, so morning bus transportation will be available. Pickup times & locations: (6:25) 14 Smith St. (6:35) Corner Store Gas Station (7:10) Corner of West Main St & Riegel
8 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Daniel Crockett
Thanks to all the parents, students, and community members who attended WSH's School Improvement Council! Tonight's meeting was filled with great conversations regarding curriculum expansion, school safety and WSH's recent report card.
8 months ago, Daniel Crockett
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Congratulations to Josh Hallman, District Teacher of the Year, one of 30 teachers from across the nation selected to attend the National School Safety Summit in Birmingham, AL. Teachers will work together to develop proactive solutions to prevent and address school shootings.
8 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Daniel Crockett
So proud of our students who showed up for the first ACT prep session! These students are motivated and focused on their goals. The pizza was good too!
8 months ago, Daniel Crockett
Paul Anderson
Squad 51 members Will Lindley and Hunter McGee urge you to Be Hornet Smart
8 months ago, Paul Anderson
Daniel Crockett
Message from WSH: Parents are encouraged to attend a School Improvement Council meeting on Jan 17th at 6:00pm. We plan to discuss school safety, our recent report card and the new proposed Program of Study- including new dual credit options. Look forward to see you there!
8 months ago, Daniel Crockett
Daniel Crockett
"Buzz"-er Beater - The WSM school boys basketball team defeated Calhoun Falls Charter last night on a last second shot. Final score 27-26. Way to go boys!
8 months ago, Daniel Crockett
Paul Anderson
WSHS AP students attend a poetry workshop in the Gunter Theater at the Peace Center.
8 months ago, Paul Anderson
Debbie Bishop
Good News Club begins January 14th.
8 months ago, Debbie Bishop
Daniel Crockett
Congratulations to WSH students Seth Alexander and Timothy Johnson who have been selected by Fuji Films for internships. Both students are currently part of the Greenwood EDGE – a mechatronics based program offered at Piedmont Technical College.
9 months ago, Daniel Crockett
Paul Anderson
Reminder: During the October board meeting, our trustees voted to use January 21 as our make-up day for the day we missed in September due to the hurricane. It is the first designated make-up day in our school calendar. Jan. 21st is now a school day for students.
9 months ago, Paul Anderson
Ware Shoals 51
We would like to wish everyone a safe and healthy 2019. Happy New Year!
9 months ago, Ware Shoals 51
Ware Shoals 51
Our NEW web page is live! Go to www.gwd51.org to check it out. Follow us on Twitter at @ware_shoals_51 as well.
9 months ago, Ware Shoals 51
Dr. Fay Sprouse
Squad 51 is getting recognition in Canada! The ACT Foundation read about Squad 51 and contacted Mr. Cox. They are going to use our district as a model for doing great things there. They profiled S51 on their FB page. https://www.facebook.com/theactfoundation/
9 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Dr. Fay Sprouse
The Class Ring Ceremony was held today at WSHS. Juniors, Seniors, and their family members gathered to recognize this important milestone. Thanks to all who attended!
9 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Daniel Crockett
Fantastic win tonight for the Lady Hornets who defeated Whitmire 40-35! It was also a special night for Channing Smith who scored her 1000th point!
10 months ago, Daniel Crockett
Daniel Crockett
Honoring Heroes! Students, parents, community members and local veterans gathered at WSH to celebrate Veterans Day. Special guest Captain Annie Odom (class of 2006) was a fantastic speaker and made our event truly special!
10 months ago, Daniel Crockett
Daniel Crockett
Special thanks to Ware Shoals and Western Laurens Fire Departments for visiting WSSD 51 today and recruiting students for our local Explorer Program.
10 months ago, Daniel Crockett
Paul Anderson
Attention Seniors
11 months ago, Paul Anderson
Daniel Crockett
After school theatre program at WSH started today! We are excited to have so many of our students interested in participating!
11 months ago, Daniel Crockett
Paul Anderson
WSHS Report Cards will be sent home today. They will be distributed during 4th period. Please call the school should you require a teacher conference. 864-456-7923
11 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
High School Report Cards will be distributed during parent conferences from 3:00 - 6:00 pm on Thursday 10/25/18. The football game vs McCormick will follow at 7:30.
11 months ago, Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
The varsity football game at home vs McCormick has been moved to Thursday night at 7:30....due to inclement weather predictions.
11 months ago, Paul Anderson
Daniel Crockett
Bus 7 will run approximately 1 hour late this afternoon (10/22).
11 months ago, Daniel Crockett
Dr. Fay Sprouse
A school bus from Abbeville School District had an accident on Highway 25 near Burger King in Ware Shoals. Emergency personnel and law enforcement are on the scene. We are assisting with emergency operations.
11 months ago, Dr. Fay Sprouse
Daniel Crockett
WSSD 51 Teacher of the Year Recognized. Josh Hallman was recognized by our School Board Monday night as the 2018-19 Teacher of the Year. Congratulations Mr. Hallman!
11 months ago, Daniel Crockett
Daniel Crocket
Training tomorrow’s teachers! We are excited about WSSD 51’s teacher cadet program. Today our students visited Lander University and learned about the courses and requirements needed to become a certified teacher.
11 months ago, Daniel Crocket
Daniel Crocket
WSSD 51 School Board visited our schools to get an up close glance at the great things taking place in our district.
11 months ago, Daniel Crocket
Daniel Crocket
Hydroponics coming to Ware Shoals High! Students in our Ag. Science classes will soon be introduced to cutting edge farming techniques.
11 months ago, Daniel Crocket
Debbie Bishop
Bus #2 will be late this morning. Breakfast will be served.
12 months ago, Debbie Bishop
Fay Sprouse
Check out this Thrillshare training information http://5il.co/4mvw
about 1 year ago, Fay Sprouse
Fay Sprouse
We're excited to start the new school year!
about 1 year ago, Fay Sprouse
Fay Sprouse
Welcome to our new website!
about 1 year ago, Fay Sprouse