Dear Students, Parents, Teachers & Friends of Education,

"Commended Student"  

Congratulations to Emma Brown! The Apalachee High School student has been named a "Commended Student" in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Placing among 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students, this honor is about exceptional academic promise. Emma is a big piece of the educational excellence represented in our Nation and Barrow County Schools.  
Honoring Our Patriots

Yargo Elementary Team Fleming honored Patriot Day by learning how people unite in times of need. While coloring different squares of the flag and putting them together, students learned that although we may all be different, together we make amazing things. Love these kids and their sweet hearts!

Georgia Power Supports Barrow Students

Thank you Georgia Power for your continued support and investment in the future scientists, engineers and leaders of tomorrow we have in our classrooms today. The generous $1000 donation will support students with future career pursuits at Sims Academy of Innovation and Technology, and also support the overall Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Integration throughout the school district. We are excited about additional discussion involving potential virtual field trips in Georgia Power facilities for Barrow students. These real-world science and technology learning experiences further enhance career exploration for students of all ages.

(L-R)Adam Emrich, Georgia Power; Dr. Douglas Blackwell, Sims Academy Principal/CEO; Lee Bane, Director of Innovative Learning; Tray Leslie, Georgia Power 

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Dr. Chris McMichael

Board Members
Debi Krause
Garey Huff Sr.
Connie Wehunt
Michael Shelley
Lynn Stevens
Rickey Bailey
Suzanne Angle
Rolando Alvarez
Mark Still 


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August 10-
October 19
Title I School Meetings

September 26
BOE Work Session

October 3
BOE Meeting

October 6
Teacher Planning

October 9
Columbus Day

October 10-13
Student Fall

October 18
Report Cards

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Barrow County
School System:

Boldly Committed to
Student Success

Ensuring an exceptional education that leads each student to become a high achieving and responsible citizen.

179 West Athens Street
Winder, Georgia  30680
(770) 867-4527
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