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Barrow BEAT
9.18.2019
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Students REACH for a Brighter Future
The future just got brighter for these 8th grade students named as Barrow County School System’s 2020 REACH Scholars. Each student receives a $10,000 scholarship upon graduation. Watch the emotional reveal video when they get the news!

The first group of BCSS REACH scholars will be graduating this spring and have been invited to speak at the BCSS Signing Day event on October 23. Join us!
BCSS 2019 GRADUATION RATE INCREASES TO 87.6%
The Barrow County School System class of 2019 posted a graduation rate of 87.6% for the 4-year cohort, beating the state graduate rate of 82.0%. 

For the 7th year in a row, Barrow County is above the statewide average. Under Superintendent Dr. McMichael’s leadership the past five years, the Barrow County School System has seen an increase in the 4-year cohort graduation rate by 8.5% from 2015 to 2019.
Platinum Golden Radish Earned 3 Years Straight
Barrow County School System was recognized with a Golden Radish System Level Platinum Award for the third year in a row. The Golden Radish Award is given to Local Educational Agencies in Georgia who are doing extraordinary work in farm to school. Awards were presented on Tuesday, September 17th in Atlanta. BCSS was one of 22 systems that received the highest level award in Georgia.
Farm Bureau Georgia Teacher of the Year 2019
On September 10, Diana Cole from Statham Elementary was selected as the Farm Bureau Georgia Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Cole has blended her 34 years as teacher with her passion for agriculture education, nurturing and growing the Farm to School program in Barrow County School System. 


Pictured (L-R): Diana Cole , Teacher at Statham Elementary with Staci Waters , Program Coordinator from Barrow County Farm Bureau
Positive Message
After a video of a fight  at Winder-Barrow high school spread on social media, several students banded together to remind the community that "two people do not define 2000." The students wrote positive and empowering messages all over the school sidewalks with chalk. More pictures