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  • Mr. Bowling


    WELCOME to J. S. Waters,

    Mr. Chris Bowling!



    Mr. Bowling began his career in education in 2001 as an instructional assistant. He was motivated, working as a fourth-grade teacher for eight and a half years before serving CCS as the assistant principal of VCE for six and a half years. He’s been VCE’s interim principal since January, experience he’ll bring to JSW.

    “JSW staff will get an open book. I love to talk with the staff whether it be in moments of levity or in moments about what is going on in the classroom and how to make that better,” Bowling said. “JSW parents are going to get a guy who will get to know their kids, be visible and involved and show that not only I but our staff care about them.”

    Bowling — he’s a two-time national champion in adult softball — and his wife, Diana, have a third-grader and second-grade twins. Diana Bowling teaches physical education at Perry Harrison Elementary School.

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  • Chatham Summer Reading Camp Student Survey

    Link here for the survey

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  • Happy Summer!

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  • Volunteers  
    We appreciate all our Volunteers & Chaperones!
    Please be sure to complete your application for 2018-19!
    Applications must be completed/updated each SCHOOL year.
    ALL volunteer accounts have been reset to pending/renewal for the start of the new year. A wrong link was sent for reapplication ~ However, a corrected link was immediately sent to all volunteers for re-application.
    Please note that if you are volunteering for any activity such as book fair, dances, etc. that you must be approved as a volunteer prior to participating or helping with any activity. This includes if you plan on going on a field trip but do not want to chaperone. We encourage you to get applications completed early because the approval process can take up to 2 weeks.
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  • Basketball Basketball Camp

    Rising JSW 6th, 7th, & 8th Graders

    June 11th - July 30th

    Mondays & Wednesdays (Except Week of July 4th)

    8:00 - 11:00

    Enter through Gym Back Door


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  • TA of Year



    Mrs. Ashley Hendrickson 

    JSW & Chatham County Schools

    Instructional Assistant of the Year


    (Pictured left-right): Adrian Maynor, Beverly Browne, Ashley Hendrickson, Chris Bowling

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  • Kindergarten

    Packets may be picked up at the office.

    If you have a child (or know a family with a child) that will be five years old on or before August 31, 2018, please contact the school to pick up a packet for Kindergarten Registration for the 2018-19 school year.
    Please bring the following with you to register once you have completed your packet:

    • Copy of Birth Certificate
    • Immunization Records
    • Custody papers if applicable
    • 2 Verification of Residency (with parent/custodian name & address)
    •    ~Driver License or Picture ID
    •    ~Rental Agreement, Residential utility bill: gas, electric, water, land-line phone
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  • Legos LEGOS CLUB




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  • Extra Yearbooks for Sale

    There is 1 yearbook available for sale


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  • Chatham County Schools is looking for individuals who graduated from our school system and went on to have a positive impact in our community or even beyond. If you know someone who fits that description, then nominate him or her as a candidate for our Distinguished Alumni Program. You’ll find more details about that in the announcements section of our district’s website. Look for the pink graphic that says, “Sometimes, it’s OK to brag.” or click here -  http://bit.ly/2DtTDO3

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     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

  • Dear Parents,

    We are always alarmed and dismayed when school shootings occur around our nation. I pray that this never becomes something that we are used to or that students start to think this is normal. We had our 2nd Lockdown Drill on Thursday, February 15, 2018.

    Please note that student and staff safety are the first priorities at J.S. Waters school. We have taken the following steps to help create a safe environment within Chatham County Schools::

    • Each of our schools must develop and maintain a unique, confidential, state-mandated crisis plan.
    • We practice those plans with our students and staff members.
    • Every school has a combination of technology-based security devices including cameras and door access systems.
    • Through a partnership with the Chatham County Sheriff's Office, each of our high schools and middle schools has a full-time school resource officer. Our elementary and K-8 schools also have access to school resource officers as needed.
    • Additional information is provided as a part of the Lockdown FAQ available on the district's website in the Parents / Guardians section.

    We want to reassure parents of existing protocols that are in place and highlight the Lockdown FAQ available on the district website in the Parents / Guardians section. A short news story is on the district's homepage that also directs community members to this resource.


    Beverly Browne



    Welcome to J.S. Waters School!

    I am honored to be the principal of J.S. Waters since 2007. J.S. Waters is part of a great community and I am blessed to be a member of a great team. Our mission is to develop respectful and responsible citizens who will be successful in a diverse and technical world.

    I am happy to welcome you to the 2017-18 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education.

    1. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she: Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience
    2. Completes all homework assignments given by teachers
    3. Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
    4. Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life
    5. Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject
    6. Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school and go on to college.

    Please consider joining our school volunteer program as our students can greatly benefit from your involvement and contributions to the school’s program and its operations. We seek volunteers to help us with the following activities:

    • Teacher-led instructional support, usually in the classroom
    • Reading with children who need extra help
    • School-wide events
    • Student recognition events
    • Outreach and recruitment of parent and community volunteers

    If you have any questions about the rules and expectations, please feel free to contact me or to discuss them with your child’s teacher. It is very important that you and your child are fully informed regarding standards related to appropriate behavior for a safe and productive school year. Please feel free to review the Chatham County Schools Code of Conduct.

    The wonderful J.S. Waters staff and I feel privileged to be a part of this school family. We thank you for your support and look forward to meeting you.