December 2016  
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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:

The 2015-2016 school year was another year of progress and positive momentum. This year…

  • We persevered through an exhaustive self-study process and earned full accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges!

  • The Domestic Violence Task Force Advisory held additional blood drives, with a running total of more than 750 units of blood collected over the past three years!

  • We enhanced the safety of our learning environment by securing a School Resource Officer, and through additional trainings and exercises, coordinated by District Safety Coordinator Mr. Urban!

  • Our Student Council continued to develop a presence locally and statewide at various events!

  • We reconfigured departments to allow for more focused, professional learning!

  • We completed a second round of PARCC testing!

  • Our Music Department raised more than $10,000 to repair and purchase instruments!

  • Our Athletic Department enjoyed success on the courts and fields while focusing on tenets of “The Ware Way!”

  • We joined the River East School-to-Career Partnership, and secured federal funding for the Summer Jobs and Beyond Youth Employment Program!

  • For the first time in years, we restored CAD and Performing Arts electives!

  • We earned distinction with a U.S. News and World Report ranking of #65 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts!

  • We all worked to implement with fidelity the John Collins Writing System with a shared SMART goal!

  • Together, many teachers completed SEI coursework!

  • We developed and implemented District Determined Measures (DDMs) in an effort to focus on alternative measures of student growth!

  • Our enrollment experienced a significant increase, resulting in the addition of a reading teacher in the junior high school!

All in all, it was another successful year of accomplishments. Best wishes for a safe and enjoyable summer vacation!

Mr. Elwell

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