Dear Students, Parents, Teachers & Friends of Education,

Westside Middle Pine Tree Poetry Authors 

Congratulations to the following Westside Middle School students that will now be published poets! Each of these students entered the Pine Tree Poetry Contest last April and their poems have been chosen to be published in an anthology that is sold and distributed nationwide.

This is an outstanding achievement at such a young age.
Congratulations goes to:
Haley Criswell
Maria E. Ruiz
Ellie Brown
Annie Fierroz
Brooke Dover (now at AHS)
Hayley McAllister (now at AHS)

Sims Academy Automotive Associates

Ms. Wendy Farrar, Service Manager for Mall Of Georgia Jim Ellis Buick and GMC, visited Sims Academy Automotive Classes on September 16 to talk about conducting a job search, interview skills, and performance expectations after hiring. While visiting the automotive lab located at Lanier Technical College, Ms. Ferrar talked with associates about hiring needs in the immediate future, employer expectations after hiring, and advancement opportunities with their company. Sims associates learned how to write a winning resume and what to expect during the hiring process. She also conducted interviews with students offering feedback to help them become more competitive in the interview process.

Ms. Farrar stated that the students resumes were outstanding, professionally written, and well presented. Three students are having follow-up interviews the week of fall break. After the presentation and mock interview, Sims associate Fidel said,
"I knew I had to dress for success, have a good resume, and impress my future employer. I had one chance to do it, and it went better than I thought it would."

October BOE Meeting Highlights

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October 10-14 Student Fall Break - Be safe and enjoy!
District buildings will be closed to the public.
Look for our eNewsletter after break on October 21. 

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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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October 10-14
Student Fall Break

October 22, 29 &
December 5, 12
Driver's Education

October 25
BOE Work Session

October 26
BCSS Child Find

November 1
BOE Meeting

November 8
Fill the Bowl

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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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