Dear Students, Parents, Teachers & Friends of Education,

Everybody Sings Their Line!

On Monday February 20th, Barrow County Teachers, Administrators and staff met to hear from 2016-2017 GA State Teacher of the Year Casey Bethel about getting to the next level. "We should all still believe in education. We should all still believe in the teaching profession. Teachers still have the potential to radically transform the lives of the students who sit in their classrooms." 

Casey's inspirational message stressed the importance of Teamwork. "The mission is bigger than the people, we are better together than we are alone."  

What is our challenge? 
Be Inspirational: Build Ambition
Be Intentional: Build Effort
Be Impactful: Build Confidence
Be Informative: Build Awareness & Support
Be Invested: Build Relationships

For pictures click here .  

Making a Difference

Westside Middle 8th grade student Cody Sandoval knows a little bit about using his resources to make a difference in the lives of others. Recently, he donated $117.75 to Pennies to Patients in honor of his sister Monica who is currently on her third treatment for leukemia. Cody has saved spare change since 4th grade. We are proud to call Cody a BOLD brother making a difference!
Peace Poster Contest

The Winder Noon Day Lions Club recently held their annual Peace Poster Contest. There were 15 entries from 5 Barrow Middle Schools (Russell Middle, Westside Middle, Haymon-Morris Middle, Bear Creek Middle plus Bethlehem Christian Academy). The winning students were honored at an awards luncheon. Russell Middle School student, Rebecca Twitty won first place and her entry will go on to compete at the state level. RMS is extremely proud of the students from their school that participated and wishes Becca great luck at the state competition!

Back Row: Winder Noon Lions Club Members, Peace Poster Chairman Derek Hutchens, Immediate Past President Chief Matt Whiting, Secretary David Martin & Tail Twister Joann Smith
Front Row:  Avery Caviness (2nd Place at RMS and 2nd Place in Barrow County), Rebecca Twitty (1st place at RMS and 1st place in Barrow County) and RMS Art teacher Vicki Hart (holding poster of 3rd place RMS winner Tanya Coria-Tovar)
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Nominate Barrow's BEST

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We welcome your input. If you have questions, suggestions or comments please do not hesitate to contact us and share them by clicking on the eNews email link below.

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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February 28
BOE Work Session

March 1-31
Pre-K  Lottery Applications

March 7
BOE Meeting

March 10
Teacher Planning
No School

March 15
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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