Dear Students, Parents, Teachers & Friends of Education,

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                            One Potato, Two Potato

Monica Massei's class at Kennedy Elementary took action when County Extension Agent, Alicia Holloway suggested to plant sweet potatoes before school was out in May. In doing this, the garden would not have to be tended over the summer and the potatoes would be ready for harvest when school started back. It was a BOLD success!

The battle of the sweet potatoes, "Georgia Grown vs. Kennedy Grown" will take place with a taste test in the lunchroom later this month. Ms. Massei shared that sweet potatoes are totally the way to go for summer gardens and weed control! View pictures .

WBCT Sponsors Barrow Food 2 Kids

Making the first 2017-2018 donation to Barrow Food 2 Kids for this school year was the Winder Barrow Community Theatre (WBCT). Proceeds came from the recent play, "The Wizard of Oz." Approximately 40 children, teens and adults were involved in this production. WBCT is a long-time supporter of Barrow Food 2 Kids, and their donation of $868.53 will sponsor 3 of the 215 students BCSS will begin serving this school year.

Pictured left to right are: Ellen Petree, Shannon Derrick of BCSS and Tery Overbey, Pam Veader of WBCT.  
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On Monday August 21st, a total solar eclipse will occur with Barrow County in a special location very close to the path of totality. The Barrow County School System will be delaying school release by 30 minutes that day for both the safety of our students and the educational opportunity associated with this event. Glasses will be provided for our students and staff.
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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

August 21
Delay in school
release by 
30 minutes!

August 29
BOE Work Session

September 4
Labor Day Holiday

September 5
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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