Dear Students, Parents, Teachers & Friends of Education,

BCSS Fine Arts Festival

Join us for the annual Barrow County School System Fine Arts Festival! The 2017 Festival will showcase Visual and Performing Arts by students throughout the Barrow County School System. Visual Arts will be on display starting Monday, March 20. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 5:00 PM-7:00 PM. The gallery is located at the Center for Innovative Technology (CFIT) 84 West Midland Avenue, Winder (old Russell Middle School). For more information click here

Sims Auto Student on a Career Path

The Barrow County School System offers the Automobile Maintenance and Light Repair pathway through the Sims Academy of Innovation and Technology in a state of the art automotive lab located on the Lanier Technical College Barrow Campus. This pathway prepares students to properly repair, service, and maintain import and domestic vehicles. Dakota "Cody" Lillibridge completed the automotive pathway on his way to graduating from Winder-Barrow High School in 2016, and for the past several months he has been working at Jim Ellis Chevrolet. Jim Ellis is a business partner to Sims Academy's automotive program providing speakers to inform students about industry standards, hiring needs, employer expectations after hiring, and advancement opportunities in their industry. Building on the skills he learned in high school, Mr. Lillibridge is now taking advantage of training offered by the dealership and through General Motors to earn certification as a transmission technician. Mr. Lillibridge looks forward to a growing career to include advancement opportunities in the automotive maintenance and repair field.  
        Pledging to Be Distinguished on the Milestones

Kennedy Elementary is getting ready for the Georgia Milestones this month with a daily dress theme. Students and staff have dressed as twins, nerds, superheroes, and worn their favorite sports team shirts. Students, dressing as if they were 100 years old, were pledging to give 100% while others were "Formally" pledging to work to be "Distinguished" on the Georgia Milestones.

Barrow County Milestones testing is April 3-13 for grades 3-8. Let's support our BOLD students on their road to success! Click here to see some of the fun at Kennedy Elementary

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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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March 1-31
Pre-K Lottery Applications

March 18
Fair - AHS

March1-April 15
BCSS Fine Arts Festival

March 28
BOE Work Session

April 3-13
Georgia Milestones

April 4
BOE Meeting

April 7
Pre-K Lottery

April 14
Teacher Planning
No School

April 17-21
Spring Break

April 25
BOE Work Session

April 27
Progress Report

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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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