Dear Students, Parents, Teachers & Friends of Education,

Bear Creek Middle is Family Friendly

Five Georgia schools have been identified as the 2017 winners of the Georgia Family-Friendly Partnership School (FFPS) Award. The winners were selected based on their exceptional customer service for Georgia families.

Each selected school has created a welcoming environment with courteous staff members who are eager to help students and their families. By welcoming parents, family members, and the community, the schools are building partnerships with families and community members to focus on student success. Each school also provides continuous outreach efforts for family engagement to successfully involve all families in the school.

We are very proud to have Bear Creek Middle School recognized as one of five Georgia schools to win the Georgia Family-Friendly Partnership School Award.

Bethlehem Shooting Stars

The Bethlehem Elementary Shooting Stars Archery team competed in the NASP National Tournament on Saturday, May 13th in Louisville, Kentucky. The three day tournament hosted 670 schools with 14,492 archers from 41 states.

The Shooting Stars were once again lead by T.J. Wilson with a personal best score of 280. His score ranked 29th of 2,321 boys in the elementary division and 714th of 7,730 overall. The other top archers were Elias Hunt (259), Nicole Tinoco (253), Abigail Rhoades (252), Kayla Wilson (245), Delainey Drum (244), Hannah Hollingsworth (242) personal best, Brayden Cato (235), Anna Claire Kirkpatrick (230) personal best, Chase Carter (226), Diego Martinez (224), and Liam King (223). The Stars finished the year with a 4th place finish in State, 1st in Region, and 1st in District.

Barrow's BEST

Congratulations to Barrow's Exceptional Support Team (BEST) winners for 2016-2017. Nominations were submitted by parents, co-workers, and community members. Winners were selected in each of four categories by the Classified Advisory Committee from all the nominations submitted. The Service Employee category included classified staff in Facilities and Maintenance, as well as Technical Support Specialists. Transportation employees included bus drivers, bus monitors, mechanics and route supervisors. School Nutrition included all school-based nutrition workers. The largest category of nominations was Support Personnel which included bookkeepers, classified central office staff, paraprofessionals, receptionists, all clerical staff, and school nurses. Each nominee is a  fine example of being Barrow Bold and we are proud of each and every one of them for going above and beyond on a daily basis!

Pictured above L-R:
Service Employee: Latasha Perez, Maintenance
School Nutrition: Lottrell Sims, Statham Elementary
Support Personnel: Monica Durden, Westside Middle
Transportation: Amy Hobbs, Transportation

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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-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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