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  • supplies  
     
    Download 2015-2016 Supply List
     
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  • New Hours

     
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    Open House
     
    Thursday, August 20th
    5:00 - 6:30
     
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  • BOX TOPS Back to School Challenge!
     
    For every 10 boxtops you bring to Open House on August 20th you will receive a prize. Go visit the PTA table in front of the cafeteria to receive your prize and Back to School collection sheet. Please put your boxtops in a ziploc bag and label with the number inside. Last year we made $1,105.86 for our school! Way to Go!! This year our goal is $2000. Help us earn money for our school! 
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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
     
    Working in July or August  earns double time for the athlete & anyone working with them.

    The funds raised are for purchasing uniforms as needed, pay officials, transportation to away games, & items needed for each sport. 

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  • PTA
    Working at PTA Thriftshop during
    July & August earns you DOUBLE TIME!
    Sign up Now for Worknights & Dropboxes ! 

     
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  • bus
    The first Bus Class of the new school year 2015-2016 will be August 11-13 @ Central Office South in the Conference Room across from Student Services from 9-3.  A Bus Driver Referral (on CCS transportation page) must be completed for all non-employees. 

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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