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