Dear Students, Parents, Teachers & Friends of Education,

  Superintendent's Message

The end of the school year has arrived and with it comes the celebration of years of hard work and dedication for all of our Barrow County Seniors!

On behalf of everyone associated with the Barrow County School System I want to say congratulations to the members of the Class of 2017 and express how proud we are to send each of you out into the world as graduates of our school system! Each and every one of the young people that have earned the right to call themselves a graduate of either AHS or WBHS are the future of Barrow County, The State of Georgia, and these great United States of America!

Thank you to all the parents and families of our 2017 graduates for entrusting us with your child's education and partnering with us to see it through to this exciting milestone!

I also want to thank all of the outstanding teachers and staff of our school system from Pre-K to 12th grade for your hard work and long hours helping these soon to be graduates earn their way to this landmark event. I know without a shadow of a doubt that due to your guidance and diligence they are extremely well prepared for the future roads that they will travel.

Class of 2017, we are excited for each of you to experience this exciting life event and we look forward to seeing each of you go out into the world and craft the BOLD life that is waiting for you!

BCSS Georgia Future Educators

Georgia Future Educators Signing Day is an endeavor supported by the State School Superintendent's Office, Division of Career and Technical Education, college and universities, and the Georgia Early Childhood Education Foundation to recognize students who are planning to pursue a career in education. A ceremony to recognize these students was held on May 15th at Winder-Barrow High School and May 17th at Apalachee High School. At each ceremony, students signed a Letter of Intent stating that they are committed to the profession of education and becoming a successful Georgia educator! Students were also provided a letter of support from the Barrow County School System stating that the system will continue to support them on their pathway to becoming a future educator. We are excited that these students have committed their future to improving the quality of life for many future Georgia students!

Being Positive

Positive Athlete Georgia is a movement featuring high character current and former professional athletes, led by former UGA star and Super Bowl XL MVP Hines Ward, who are established and credible role models to young athletes. Positive Athlete is an umbrella brand for all athletes who are marking a positive contribution to their communities, overcoming difficult circumstances with a positive attitude, and believe a positive attitude is essential to their success.

The 2016-2017 winners included: 
Winder-Barrow High Bailey Brock, named Most Positive Boys Tennis Athlete in the State of GA.
Apalachee High Dustin Sexton, named Most Positive Baseball Athlete for the East Georgia Region.
Apalachee High named Most Positive School in East Atlanta

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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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May 22, 23
Teacher Planning

Week of May 22
4 Day Week
Schedule Begins

May 22-June 30
Summer Meal Program

May 29
Memorial Day

May 30
BOE Work Session

June 6
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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