Worth County Elementary School News

Severe Weather - WCSD Closes April 19, 2019

Due to the threat of severe weather, Worth County School District will close for students and staff tomorrow, April 19, 2019. GMAS testing will resume Monday.

DPH Logo Georgia Department of Public Health NOTICE: Meningococcal Disease

Please click below to read/print the notice. 

Students attend 4-H Cloverleaf DPA Worth County 4-H Competes at Cloverleaf District Project Achievement

Worth County Schools had four 4-H'ers compete at the Cloverleaf District Project Achievement on March 23, 2019, at Mossy Creek Middle School in Houston County. 

spring picture Spring Picture Day is Thursday, March 28th!

Spring picture day is Thursday, March 28th!  All individual pictures will be taken and proofs will be sent home.  Group shots must be pre-paid in the envelope that was sent home.  To order online, visit:  www.bpiphotography.net and select your school from the "Underclass" tab.  

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss WCES Celebrates Read Across America Day - Dr. Seuss's Birthday

Friday, March 1st, the faculty and staff and students at WCES participated in the National Education Association's (NEA) "Read Across America Day".  This day, which honors Dr. Seuss's birthday, was celebrated across the nation with activities to increase the love of reading.  WCES was no exception.  WCES teachers went above and beyond by creating and presenting real life lessons in not just reading, but math, science, and social studies.  Students rotated classroom centers using Dr. Seuss themed lessons on measuring, elapsed time, creating line plots, and estimation.  Students also used measurement to make slime.  Each and every grade level participated in some kind of Dr. Seuss themed way.  The Worth County Middle School Ambassadors made a trip to WCES and took turns reading to classes and interacting with students.  At lunch, students were given cupcakes in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday.  All-in-all, it was a great day at WCES where students were learning while having fun!    

 

For pictures, please click here.  

pictures Worth County Retired Educators Present WCES Principal with a Gift!

Worth County Retired Educators recently presented WCES Principal, Dr. Steven Rouse, with over 1000 pencils!  WCES would like to say a special thank you to these special retired educators for their generosity!

Pictured below are:  Mrs. Barbara Newkirk, Mrs. Barbara Pattee, Ms. Gay Blackwell, Mrs. Shirley Thomas, and Dr. Steven Rouse.

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Jump rope for heart WCES Participates in Jump Rope for Heart

Worth County Elementary School recently held its annual Jump Rope for Heart contest.  Several students, 54 to be exact, participated by collecting money to be donated to the American Heart Association (AHA).  On Friday, February 15th, students who raised money competed in a jump off for each grade level.  Members of the Worth County Retired Educators Association (WREA) assisted the coaches in the jump-off.  Winners from each grade level were:

 

3rd grade - Kaitlyn Curry

4th grade - Brooklyn Youngblood

5th grade - Sher'miah Donaldson

The top fundraiser for the school was 3rd grader Noah Devane who raised $356.  Members of the WREA made a financial contribution to WCES's total as well.  In all, WCES raised $1,355 which will be donated to the AHA.    

 

Coach Warren Juster, Coach Scott Frederick, and Coach Jimmy Hughes would like to thank everyone who participated in this year's Jump Rope for Heart.  

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School Bus New Bus Safety Law - Senate Bill 25 Signed into Law

Governor Kemp signed into immediate effect Senate Bill 25 to improve school bus safety for families and children across Georgia.  Click below for more information about SB 25.  

Climate and Culture Parent Survey

Thank you parents for your participation and feedback.  The purpose of this survey is to find out your beliefs and opinions about your child's school. Click below to access the Climate and Culture Parent Survey. 

Georgia Insights Georgia Insights - Georgia Department of Education

Georgia Insights is an initiative of the Georgia Department of Education, focused on improving the clarity and accessibility of district and school-level data through public-friendly and easy-to-use dashboards.

Teachers of the Year 2020 Congratulations to our Worth County School District Teachers of the Year 2020

Congratulations to our four fabulous Worth County Schools Teachers of the Year:  Kenyon Sims, Lindsey Wright, Michelle Suggs, and Rachel Calhoun.  Click below to read more. 

bowling fractions Students Bowl with Fractions

Students in Mr. Ward and Mrs. Stanfill's 3rd grade classes recently went bowling - bowling with fractions that is.  Students each had several turns bowling and after each bowl, students had to record what fraction of the bowling pins were knocked down and what fraction was left.  Students had an awesome time learning fractions with this exciting activity!  Dr. Rouse and Ms. Herring also had a turn or two bowling!  

To see pictures, please click here.  

ELA projects Students Complete ELA Projects

After reading the novel Code Talker, students in Mrs. Stinnett's 5th grade ELA classes researched various Native Americans who contributed to US efforts in World War II.  Students created posters and presented to their peers to share research findings.  Great job to all!

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science projects Students Complete Science Project

Students in Mr. Hobby and Mrs. Stinnett’s 5th grade classes created plant and animal cells as a science project for the 2nd nine weeks.  Students created cakes, pizzas, cookies, Lego, Play-Doh, and foam replicas of the cells.  Students did an awesome job!  Most projects are on display in the media center.  Way to go, students!  WCES is proud of you!

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soldiers Soldiers Receive Cards from WCES

Mr. Ray Humphrey, with our local American Legion, reached out to WCES and asked our students to make Christmas cards for the troops. Mrs. Glover, our art teacher, made this a project in her class and had all students make cards. Mr. Humphrey sent in this photo to let us know that our first batch of cards were received. WCES sincerely thanks all of our servicemen and servicewomen for their sacrifice and service!

writing  letters Students Write Letter to Bennett

Students in Mrs. Willis’s homeroom recently had a lesson on writing letters and addressing envelopes.  After their lesson, students wrote letters to Bennett, a second grade student at Lee County Primary School, who is currently in St. Louis, Missouri awaiting a heart transplant.  They then addressed the envelopes and mailed them. 

Way to go, students!  WCES is proud of you!

Story Elements 3rd Grade ELA Classes Complete Reading Project

Students in Mrs. Bennett and Mrs. L. Wright's ELA class read a book of their choice and filled out a story elements booklet.  They had the option to do some type of presentation item (tri-board, poster, shoebox, or any other creative way to show off their book).  Student work was displayed in the media center at WCES.  Great job, students! 

 

To view pictures, click here.  

Date Change for Georgia Milestones WCES & WCMS Georgia Milestones End of Grade Testing Dates - UPDATE

Due to missed instruction during our weather days this school term, the Georgia Milestones End of Grade (EOG) testing dates for grades 3rd through 8th have been changed to ensure all students are afforded adequate instructional time.  The updated EOG dates are April 15-23, 2019.  Please update your calendars to ensure all students are present each day for testing.
WCMS-April 15-19 and WCES-April 15-23.

anchored4life Look What is New at WCES

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WCES is participating in a program called Anchored4Life.  The Anchored4Life Club is a peer-to-peer club to connect youth while building transition and resiliency skills. The club provides opportunities for peers to enhance social skills, learn leadership skills, build character, improve self-esteem, and integrate into their community. Youth will learn these transition and resiliency skills using the Club features. 

WCES has chosen five students to serve as Team Leaders.  They are Ja’Niya Bacon, Garrett Brooks, Khloe Cunningham, Easten Hall, and Gamble Montgomery.  These students meet once a month to teach skill lessons to students.  Each classroom as two crew members.  Crew members are responsible for helping new students in their classroom.  WCES is looking forward to implementing this program into their school.

Rams Report Monthly District Newsletter Logo Rams Report - District Newsletter October 2018

Click below to read the Rams Report for October 2018.  

picture retake Fall Picture Retakes Rescheduled

Fall student picture retakes will be on Tuesday, November 6th. Only students who were absent or who want pictures retaken will need to have their pictures taken.

flu shot Student Flu Shots To Be Given At WCES

Student flu shots will be given this Friday, October 26th. Consent forms that were previously sent home need to be turned in no later than tomorrow, Tuesday, October 23rd. 

midterm 1st Masters of Multiplication - Midterm 1st Nine Weeks

Congratulations to these 100+ students who met the requirements of being Masters of Multiplication! Third grade students had 3 minutes to complete 60 problems (1's - 10's) and 4th and 5th grade students had 5 minutes to complete 100 problems (1's - 12's). These students pictured completed the test with 90% accuracy and earned 25 Ram Bucks and will be placed in the WCES Masters of Multiplication Hall of Fame! 

Worth County Livestock Show Team at Georgia National Fair in Perry Worth County Livestock Show Team Competes at Georgia National Fair

The Worth County Livestock Show Team competed in the Georgia Junior National Goat
and Lamb shows at the Georgia National Fair in Perry.  Click below to read more about results.  

group WCES Participates in Homecoming Week 2018

This week, students as well as faculty and staff members of the WCSD are showing their Ram Spirit by participating in different dress up days. 

 

Please check back here for pictures from these fun-filled days.  

Tuesday - Tie Dye Day 

Wednesday - Sports Day

hoco 2018 Homecoming Week 2018

Homecoming Week starts Tuesday, October 2nd - Friday, October 5th.  Please see above the dress up days for WCES.  

L. Wright WCES Teacher of the Year - 2018-2019

Congratulations to Mrs. Lindsey Wright for being chosen as WCES Teacher of the Year for 2018 - 2019!

flu shot Flu Shots to be given at WCES

The Worth County Health Department will be coming to Worth County Elementary School this year on Friday, October 26th to offer the flu vaccine to students. Consent forms were sent home last week. Please make sure to completely fill out the form and return to school. Participation of the vaccine through this program is voluntary. Please contact Nurse Leaynn Roberts or your health provider with any questions.

RAMS Report - District Newsletter Logo Rams Report - District Newsletter September 2018

Click below to read the Rams Report for September 2018.

boys baseball WCES Recognizes Baseball Champions

WCES recently recognized 14 students who over the summer won the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association 10U Live Baseball tournament.  These boys beat out several teams to gain this prestigious title - a first for Worth County.  Students were treated to lunch and recognition before their peers.  WCMS cheerleaders showed their support as well as Will Smith, WCHS Boys' Head Coach.  The players on the team are:  Brooks Bragg, Carson Bragg, Jensen Brown, Colby Cooper, Caden Emerson, Colby Griffis, Easten Hall, Avery Kilcrease, Drake Jones, Gamble Montgomery, Luke Rogers, Levi Warren, Brady Weaver, and Lyndon Worthy.  Not pictured is Brady Weaver.  

Way to go, boys!  WCES is proud of you!

character ed - august WCES Celebrates Character Education Students for August 2018

Congratulations to the following students for demonstrating the character ed. words self-respect and anti-bullying for the month of August.  Students were treated to lunch on stage, an ice cream, certificate, and a $5 Ram Buck.  Way to go, students!  WCES is proud of you!

 

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newsletter WCES First Nine Week's Newsletter

Please click on the following link to access the 1st nine week's newsletter.  

https://drive.google.com/file/d/10Z5Y8Z3LHinbepF2nmWUzMvXkGcxyP7k/view?usp=sharing

pbis WCES Kicks off PBIS!

WCES enjoyed the PBIS kickoff on Friday, August 24th.  WCMS cheerleaders prepared cheers specficially for the third, fourth, and fifth grade students to uplift and motivate. Teachers prepapred drills on how not to act and then how to act in such places as the classroom, hallway, and lunchroom.  Three student names were drawn per grade level and students were asked a very important question by WCES prinicipal, Dr. Rouse.  Students were then given a chance to sink the free throw.  Students who made the shot won free ice cream for their class.  Teachers were also given the chance to compete in a freethrow competition.   The team (math side vs. ELA side) won ice cream for their class in case they didn't win it in the student competition.  

WCES Book Bag Policy 2018 WCES Book Bag, Purse, and Athletic Bag Policy

In compliance with the new WCSS protocol concerning clear book bags, there have been some questions concerning purses, athletic bags/overnight bags, etc. for after-school activities. Click below for WCES policy concerning these items.

Worth County Ram Logo WCES 2018-2019 Safety Policies and Procedures Letter

Worth County Elementary School is implementing policies and procedures for the 2018-2019 that will provide a safer environment for our students.  

WCSD School Bus WCSS Bus Transportation Requirements for 2018-2019

As we begin the 2018-2019 school year, WCSS continues to focus on student safety on our school buses.  Riding a school bus is an extension of the school day and students are expected to follow the same rules of respect and follow directions as they would in the school building.  Please find the WCSS Bus Transportation Rules for 2018-2019 at the link below.  

Infinite Campus Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Infinite Campus is our district-wide student information system.  The Infinite Campus Parent Portal provides parents with a fast and convenient way to check student grades, schedules, attendance, and other resources.

Worth County Elementary School Dress Code 2018-2019

Click below to access the 2018-2019 WCES Dress Code.

ESS Logo - Every day counts. Worth County Schools Partners with ESS for Substitute Staff - Information to Apply

Worth County Schools is excited to announce that we've partnered with ESS! Moving forward, they will be responsible for recruiting, credentialing, hiring, placing, and managing all substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, school nutrition workers, clerical personnel, etc. in the district.  Please visit www.ESS.jobs to apply today! 

Shae Langley, WCSD TOTY Congratulations Mrs. Shae Langley, 2018-2019 Worth County School District Teacher of the Year

At the monthly meeting, each school's Teacher of the Year was recognized and the WCSD Teacher of the Year was announced.  Congratulations Mrs. Langley from Worth County Primary School!

WCSS 18-19 Calendar 2018-2019 WCSS Calendar

The Board of Education approved the 2018-2019 District Calendar at the December 14th BOE Meeting.  

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