Ms. Adina Oldham!
Teacher of the Year!
Spirit Week 2016
Friday: PJs AND CUDDLE FRIENDS DAY ( Favorite PJ's & a Cuddly Stuffed Friend)
*Please follow school dress code rules
Wear your HAT!
Proceeds go to Relay For Life in Siler City on May 20th
Friday, February 12th
6th - 8th Grade Dance
$5 Admission / Concessions Sold
Due to the number of deliveries and high traffic volume on Mondays and Fridays, and the fact that neither glass nor balloons are allowed on school buses, it would be greatly appreciated if flowers, balloons, candy, stuffed animals, etc. are taken care of at home and not during school hours for Valentine's Day.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
BETA is sponsoring the Ronald McDonald House again this year. We will be collecting items February 15th -19th. Students may bring their items and place in their classroom Ronald McDonald box.
Food Items: *Cereal, *Coffee Creamer, Cookie/brownie/cake mix with frosting, granola/cereal bars, pop tarts, individual sized snacks, canned soup/ravioli/tuna
Household Items: *Paper towels, *Dish soap, *Tissues, cleaning wipes, paper plates/cups/plastic utensils, toothbrushes, travel-sized toiletries
*most urgent needs or items purchased weekly
We will be having our Pennies for Patients kick-off assembly on Friday, February 12th. We will begin the campaign on Monday and it will run through March 4th. This is a great way for our students to give back to the community by donating to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Each student will have an opportunity to use their collection box to collect money at home, and then bring back to the classroom. At the end of the 3 weeks, the class with the most money will get a pizza party. Start saving your money to help this great organization.
Baseball Tryouts for 7th & 8th graders will begin on Tuesday, February 23rd from 3:10-5:10.
Current Physicals and Eligibility Forms must be on file before a student can stay for practice.
Chatham County Schools is offering their next bus class on February 23, 24, & 25 at Central Office South. If you are interested, please contact Allison Farrish @ 919-542-2715.
Please attach boxtops to your sheet with glue or tape (no staples, please). You may also attach labeled ziploc bags with 10, 25, or 50 boxtops. Thanks for all your support raising money for our school! Remember labels for education are seperate so please send those in a seperate bag. Print your March Madness Sheet
BAGS - $7
ADULTS - S-M-L-XL $8
YOUTH S-M-L (All gray) - $8
Dear CCS Community,
Chatham County Schools (CCS) is seeking your input as we explore new opportunities to advance our strategic goals. As we work to develop our Strategic Plan (Flight Plan 2020) it is important to hear from our community about the effective use of our budget resources. Please take a few moments to share your views on funding priorities for the 2016-2017 school year.
REQUIRED ATHLETIC THRIFTSHOP HOURS
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:
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:
Parents, please make time to:
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.
Mrs. Beverly Browne