Ware Junior Senior High School

Ware Junior Senior High School (WJSHS) is a public school serving grades 7–12 in the Ware School District in Ware, Massachusetts. It is located at 237 West Street.[1] The school has about 500 students.[2] Indians are the school's mascot and green and white are the school colors.[3]

History

The old Ware High School building was erected in 1893 and is part of the Church Street Historic District (Ware, Massachusetts).

An 1899 report from Oberlin College notes the enrollment of a Ware High School graduate.[4]

Faculty

Marine Corps veteran Edwin Ramos took over as principal from Daren Elwell in 2018.[5] In 2017, Elwell was involved in discussions about preserving Ware's community college campus.[6] Ware Schools superintendent Marlene DiLeo is also a former principal at the school.[7]

Programs

The school offers an EMT program and AP classes.[7] The school has an emergency response training program and offers a criminal justice course.[5] It also became the first high school in Massachusetts to offer a firefighter training program.[8] The school offers comouter science courses and purchased 5 Finch Robots for them.[9]

Athletics

The school is part of the Pioneer Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference. It has a baseball team,[3] football team, and a cheerleading squad. In 2009 the school's football team won the Division 4 Western Massachusetts Super Bowl in overtime against Pioneer Valley Regional School.[10]

The school's football team won the Tri-Valley titled in 2017 and 2018.[11]

The now defunct Holyoke Hurricanes played their Independent Women's Football League home games at the School, in 2008 and 2009.

Notable alumni

See also

References

  1. ^ "The College Board Guide to High Schools". College Entrance Examination Board. April 11, 1994 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "Ware Junior/Senior High School". US News and World Report. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Ware High School (MA) Baseball | MaxPreps". www.maxpreps.com.
  4. ^ "Annual Report". April 11, 1899 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ a b "Ware High has two new leaders" (PDF). Ware River News. September 6, 2018.
  6. ^ Russell, Jim (June 1, 2017). "At visit to Ware campus, Holyoke Community College President Christina Royal hears ideas on 'keeping it going'". The Republican. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  7. ^ a b https://www.masslive.com/news/2018/12/ware_superintendent_asks_schoo.html
  8. ^ "Ware High School Becomes First School to Offer Firefighting Courses in State - Ware Public Schools". www.wareps.org.
  9. ^ "WJSHS Purchases 5 New Finch Robots for Computer Science Education! - Ware Public Schools". www.wareps.org.
  10. ^ "In Hard Times, Ware Hasn't Lost Its Cheerleaders". www.wbur.org.
  11. ^ https://www.telegram.com/news/20180905/high-school-football-ware-aims-to-continue-recent-success
  12. ^ Brown, Garry (January 22, 2017). "Ware's Billy Jo Robidoux part of Western Massachusetts Baseball Hall of Fame class". masslive.com.
  13. ^ "Book Bag: "Ware's Boys of Summer" by Stephen Robert Katz; "Danger Under Ground" by Dusty Miller". Daily Hampshire Gazette. June 5, 2017.

Coordinates: 42°15′04″N 72°15′46″W / 42.2512°N 72.2629°W

Holyoke Hurricanes

The Holyoke Hurricanes are a now defunct team of the Independent Women's Football League. Based out of Holyoke, Massachusetts, the Hurricanes played their home games at Ware High School in nearby Ware.

The Hurricanes forfeited the final two games of the 2009 season, and all of the 2010 season.

List of high schools in Massachusetts

This is a list of high schools in the state of Massachusetts.

Ware, Massachusetts

Ware is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 9,872 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The census-designated place of Ware, comprising the main settlement of the town, is in the southeast corner of the town. The area's students are served by Ware Junior Senior High School.

Ware High School

Ware High School may refer to:

Ware Junior Senior High School, in Ware, Massachusetts

Ware High School (Augusta, Georgia), a former high school for African Americans

Ware County High School in Ware County, Georgia

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