Dear Students, Parents, Teachers & Friends of Education,

2017 Governor's Honors Program Finalists  

Winder-Barrow High students Taylor Gray and Chloe Wise were selected to participate in the 2017 Governor's Honors Program this summer after a rigorous selection process. Out of over 3000 nominees statewide, 667 were selected for the program.

Students spent 4 weeks this summer engaged in study and exploration with the other best and brightest students from across the state. Taylor's content area was communicative arts, and Chloe participated in the area of science.

The Barrow County School System is proud of these students for their accomplishment!

"Collaboration for Innovation" was the theme at the annual Barrow County Back to School "Prep Rally" for the 2017-2018 school year. With sunshine overhead, The Big Yellow Limousines provided transportation to and from the Innovation Amphitheater for faculty and staff. Local officials, dignitaries and guests also joined the fun. 

Activities included the Barrow Brigade Presenting the Colors and Pledge. Haley Mitchell, teacher at Winder-Barrow High and Casen Horne, rising 6th grader at Bear Creek Middle and former Yargo Elementary student performed the National Anthem. High energy motivational speaker, Logan Weber gave an entertaining insight to "Overcoming Life's Goliaths".

Russell Middle received Chick-fil-a gift cards for winning the "Be BOLD Contest". Freddy's Frozen Custard provided Bethlehem Elementary treats for having the highest attendance in the 2016-2017 school year.  View special video for the BCSS teachers! Pictures of the Prep Rally!

Winder-Barrow JROTC

August 2017 BOE Meeting Highlights

Superintendent's Recognition

Department Reports
Support Services
Business Services
Teaching & Learning
System Operations

Consent Agenda
Policy IHC, Class Rankings
Epson Interactive Projector Refresh RFP
Soliant Health Contract
Presence Learning Teletherapy Contract

New Business
Bond Resolution - Series 2017
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On Monday August 21st, a total solar eclipse will occur with Barrow County in a special location very close to the path of totality. The Barrow County School System will be delaying school release by 30 minutes that day for both the safety of our students and the educational opportunity associated with this event. Glasses will be provided for our students and staff.
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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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August 21
Delay in school
release by 
30 minutes!

August 29
BOE Work Session

September 4
Labor Day Holiday

September 5
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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