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  • Congratulations to our New Beta Inductees!

    New Beta Inductees 2018

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  • SPRING Pictures were sent home with your child. Money and/or pictures are due back by Friday, May 4th.  Please be aware that students that do not return money and/or pictures will not be allowed to participate in Field Day, graduations, or other special events. Names of students that do not pay are kept from year to year and are not allowed to participate in the 8th grade promotion ceremony if they owe money from previous years.

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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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  • School Bus

     The Transportation Department is offering their next bus class on May 15 - 17 at the Transportation Facility 166 County Services Road, Pittsboro from 9:00- 3:00. If you are interested, please contact Allison Farrish @ 919-542-2715 ext: 40221 and have contact phone #, current job title, school, and driver's license #. (Non-employees need a referral form signed by CCS official.)

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  • Calling all Perennial Gardeners!

    Perennial Garden

    We would like to add to our Perennial Memorial Garden that is between the Media Center and the Mobile Unit. If you have perennials you are thinning or if you are in the purchasing mood, we would love to have perennial plants for our SUNNY garden! We currently have plenty of Daylillies, Liriope muscari (AKA Monkey Grass), a few regular Iris, and some Siberian Iris. There is also a large rosebush and Hosta. The more variety and color the better! Just drop off plants to Catherine in the front office. Thank you!

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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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  • Legos LEGOS CLUB




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  • Volunteers  
    We appreciate all our Volunteers & Chaperones!
    Please be sure to complete your application for 2017-2018!
    Applications must be completed/updated each SCHOOL year.
    NEW!   Please note that starting this year, if you are volunteering for any activity such as book fair, field day, 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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     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.