Dear Students, Parents, Teachers & Friends of Education,

Some of Our BOLDEST Students

The Barrow County School System has nominated twenty-five extraordinary students to compete at the state level for the Georgia Governor's Honors Program (GHP).
The GHP is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school students who are currently in 10th or 11th grade. The program offers instruction that is significantly different from the typical high school classroom. It is designed to provide students with academic, cultural, and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders.

Governor's Honors Program is very competitive, and being nominated is an accomplishment. Many, if not most, of GHP's past participants regard it as one of the most life-changing events in their lives. See the list of our BOLD students .

Congratulations Lady Volleydoggs

Congratulations to the Winder-Barrow High Lady Volleydoggs for a great season after winning the Area Championship and making it to the Sweet 16 in State.

The Winder-Barrow Varsity volleyball team came into the season with high expectations after having reached the state playoffs for the past two seasons including an appearance in the Sweet 16 the previous season. The Volleydoggs competed in the newly aligned region 8AAAAAA that included 4 of the top teams from 2015 while adding Dacula and Habersham to the region schedule.

After playing an extremely challenging schedule that included numerous top ten teams, the 2016 Volleydoggs finished the season with a record of 36 wins and 23 losses. Their season was capped with a region title after wins over defending champion Gainesville in the semi-finals, and a hard fought, 5 set victory over Habersham Central in the finals. The Volleydoggs had three players selected for the all-region team; Junior middle blocker Olivia Nelson-Ododa, Sophomore Libero Heather Xiong, and Sophomore outside hitter Tari Lampkin.

The Varsity team represented our school and region very well in the state tournament. The girls defeated Brunswick High School 3-0 in the round of 32 before being eliminated by eventual semi-finalists John's Creek HS in the Sweet 16.

Quaker State "Best in Class Challenge" 

Quaker State has recently revived its "Best in Class Challenge." High school automotive programs from around the nation secure votes online to be nominated. The team with the most votes from each of five markets becomes a finalist for the next stage of competition. At that stage the team enters six weeks of automotive challenges and another round of voting.

The Sims Academy of Innovation and Technology (S.A.I.T) automotive program entered the competition for the first time this year. The S.A.I.T. Auto Tech team was a semi-finalist coming in fourth in the Atlanta market ahead of 14 other schools. The team received a Quaker State banner and was mentioned in Popular Mechanics. Congratulations are in order for a successful first year in competition.

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Dear Veterans, Thank you for protecting us.

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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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Barrow County
School System:

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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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