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Principal Darren Elwell

Ware Junior Senior High School 

Mission Statement

Ware Junior Senior High School provides a safe, supportive environment of high expectations and mutual respect in which students are able to achieve academic success and develop into responsible, self-sufficient participants in a global society.

Beliefs About Learning

  • Students are expected to attend school every day, and will take responsibility for their education by remaining actively engaged in the learning process.
  • Students will regularly challenge themselves and persevere while acquiring new skills and concepts.
  • Students will make connections between academic pursuits and real world applications.
  • Students will demonstrate consideration for self, others, and the school environment.
  • Students will demonstrate skillful application of media and technology for use in the 21st century.
  • Students will communicate effectively through verbal, non-verbal, written and artistic forms.

(Approved by the Ware Junior Senior High School Faculty on October 7, 2014. )

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Dear Ware Learning Community:

With summer vacation well underway, I want to express my gratitude to the faculty, staff, and students of Ware Junior Senior High School for another productive school year! Together, we accomplished a number of feats:

  • Implementation of MAP Testing in Grades 7 and 8
  • Full utilization of TeachPoint
  • Increased MCAS participation rates
  • Expanded elective course offerings, once again, to include Family and Consumer Science
  • Began a comprehensive curriculum review and revision process
  • Inducted one of the largest groups of students into the National Honor Society in recent history
  • Participated in PD relative to post-secondary transition planning (Special Educators) 
  • Participated in PD relative to the impact of domestic violence and other trauma on learning
  • Increased our music program's presence in the community
  • Earned various athletic accolades, both for sportsmanship and winning records
  • Afforded students the opportunity to secure employment through the Summer Jobs and Beyond Program
  • Provided students work-based trainings at no-cost through the E2E Holyoke Community College Satellite Campus
  • Examination of the "Anatomy of the Instructional Block" components
  • Participated in DSAC Learning Walks for instructional feedback
  • Contributed to the Red Cross's efforts to save lives by leading the way in blood drive donations

I am proud of our collective accomplishments, and I look forward to what we will accomplish together in the 2017-2018 school year. Best wishes for an enjoyable summer vacation!

Mr. Elwell

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