Dear Students, Parents, Teachers & Friends of Education,

Boldly Committed to Student Success  

Dreams of a future career and attending college to pursue those dreams became a reality for four Barrow County eighth grade students when they were selected as the 2017-2018 REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen) Georgia Scholars for the Barrow County School System. They are joining a very exclusive group of students across the state who every day are striving to maintain good grades, behavior and attendance in order to graduate high school and college prepared for a career. REACH students are paired with a mentor and an academic coach through high school. Scholars who successfully complete the program are awarded a $10,000 scholarship that can be used at any HOPE eligible college in Georgia. Many colleges are matching or double-matching these funds. The scholarship is awarded in addition to any other grant or scholarship the student receives.

The BCSS REACH Scholars for 2017-2018 are: (L-R) Cheyanne Roche from Westside Middle School, Angel Hopkins from Haymon-Morris Middle School, Khristian Franklin from Bear Creek Middle School, and Roman Valderaz from Russel Middle School. 
Tools for Educational Success

The Barrow County School System recently adopted MAP Growth for students in grades 2-8. We have completed our first administration and results will come home with report cards on October 18th. To learn about MAP Growth, visit our website. For additional information about MAP Growth, contact your child's teacher or principal. They will be glad to assist you.


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BCSS will be closed October 9-13. Look for our eNews to return October 20. Have a safe and restful "Fall Break".

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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

October 9
Columbus Day

October 10-13
Student Fall

October 16-20
School Nutrition

October 18
Report Cards

October 31
BOE Work Session

November 7
Teacher Planning
Fill the Bowl
BOE Meeting

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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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