J.S. Waters

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  • Labor Day

    Monday, September 7th

    NO SCHOOL!

    Enjoy your long weekend!

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  • Gift Cards

    Our First Gift Card order will be placed on Tuesday, September 8th. Download our Order Form and return by Tuesday or simply email Catherine Moore. For more information about the Gift Card Program, visit our Gift Card webpage. 

    Sign up for the "permanent monthly order" for $300+ and be entered in a drawing for a $25 card of your choice!

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  • Yearbook

    YEARBOOK PRESALE

    Tuesday, September 8th ~ Friday, October 2nd.

    $30 ~ Reserve yours now!

    **New Policy for Chatham County Schools ~ Please note that EXACT MONEY MUST BE SENT. We are not allowed to give back change. This is very important for all money sent in to JSW.

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  • CHANGES TO YMCA
     
    Drop-Ins will no longer be allowed.
    2 Days - $110 month
    3 Days - $140 month
    4-5 Days - $190 month
     
    Registration Fee is $35. 
     
    *All payments will be set up on Automatic Draft. Accounts will be charged on the 10th of the month regardless of days attended. 
    *Snacks will no longer be provided by the YMCA. Parents will need to send in Healthy snacks each day for their child to have after school. 
    For More Information, please call the YMCA office in Pittsboro: 919-545-9622. 
    New Registration Forms will be available at Open House. 
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  • Volunteers  
    We appreciate all our
    Volunteers & Chaperones!
    Please be sure to complete
    the your application for 2015-2016!
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  •  REQUIRED ATHLETIC THRIFTSHOP HOURS

     
    1 Sport - 3 worknights/dropboxes = 9 Hours
    2 Sports - 4 worknights/dropboxes = 12 Hours
    3 Sports - 5 worknights/dropboxes = 15 Hours
     
    The funds raised are for purchasing uniforms as needed, pay officials, transportation to away games, & items needed for each sport. 

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Principal's Message

  • Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year! Our commitment at J.S. Waters School is to provide a safe, positive, intellectual learning environment that will empower students to become creative problem solvers, critical thinkers, and inspired learners prepared for high school, college, and life in the twenty-first century.

    As I enter into my eighth year as principal, I would like to continue setting high expectations for our students in regards to academic performance within the classroom, participation in co-curricular activities as well as responsible citizenship at school and in the community. I am asking each student to make a commitment to having Cub PRIDE (Personal Responsibility In Daily Efforts) by being active participants in their learning and acting responsibly as an individual within our learning community. Doing so will enable all to have a successful and enjoyable school year.

    Students are expected to:

    • Be Respectful
    • Be Responsible
    • Be Ready

    Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will be fully adopted this year. CCSS makes for a more rigorous approach to learning, as students will be challenged to develop their analytical skills, communicate their learning verbally, in writing, and/or in a presentation.  Chatham County Schools’ has an expectation that students read, write, and speak everyday. You should expect for your child to have authentic learning opportunities and hands-on learning.

     I encourage all students to set high expectations for themselves:

    • Communicate with others in a respectful and meaningful way.
    • Pose questions, examine possibilities, and challenge yourself to find solutions.
    • Surround yourself with positive people.
    • Make positive choices related to physical and mental wellness; and
    • Contribute to our school community in a collaborative respectful manner.

    Parents, please make time to:

    • Ask your student(s) specific questions about their time at school.  For example, “What was the most interesting thing you did in math class today?” or “Tell me about your science experiment?”
    • Use the Parent Portal early and often.   The Portal will give you relevant information regarding your child’s performance on their homework, a test or quiz as well as their attendance. Your interest and concern in their school progress will motivate them to do their best.
    • Communicate with your child’s teachers and staff members to establish a successful home/school connection.  All of our teachers have classroom websites with their contact information, homework assignments, and useful resources.

    We are looking forward to a positive, upbeat school year at J.S. Waters.  I encourage all students to connect with our school; stand up to mistreatment, vandalism, and to anything you know is not right. Remind yourself you do not have to follow the crowd. Be yourself and even when no one is watching, do the right thing.  Parents, please help us by reinforcing school expectations at home. With your help, J.S. Waters will continue to be a school community in which every person feels respected, valued, and is encouraged and challenged to achieve at the highest levels.

    I encourage you all to be active in our PTA and the Chatham County Education Foundation.  Our partnership is essential for our continued success. If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me and know that my door is always open.

    I am excited for the opportunity to work with you and your student to provide a productive and safe learning environment that supports student success.  Once again, welcome to J.S. Waters School! I am honored to serve as your principal.

    Go Cubs!!!!

    Mrs. Beverly Browne

    Principal