Students, Parents, Teachers & Friends of Education,

This summer, David Kendrick, an 8th Grade Georgia Studies Teacher from Bear Creek Middle School, was among 1,000 other K-12 teachers, library educators, and National Park Service interpreters selected in a competitive process, who traveled to Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA  to attend a weeklong professional development seminar entitled "Gettysburg: History and Memory."

Led by renowned historian, Dr. Allen Guelzo , Luce Professor of Civil War Era Studies and Professor of History/Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College, the rigorous seminar explored the Battle of Gettysburg. "The Gilder Lehrman Summer Seminar "Gettysburg: History and Memory" was an excellent opportunity to learn directly from Dr. Allen Guelzo, spend several days visiting and interacting with the battlefield itself, and to interact with other accomplished teachers. Dr. Guelzo's mastery of the narratives and primary sources and the centrality of place were excellent and of tremendous value to me and will be of great value to my students for years to come." said Kendrick.  Read more!

Taking Silver at National

Congratulations to Winder-Barrow High School student KaJalene Kirkland on earning a SILVER medal at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference in "Job Interview". The conference was held in Atlanta this past week.

KaJalene placed 1st/Gold in Georgia in "Job Interview" that qualified her to compete at the national level.

Thank you to advisors Christie Glaze and Dr. Amanda Stults for their support and leadership with their FCCLA chapter and students.

On Saturday, July 21st, School Bus Transportation staff will be at the locations listed below from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM to answer questions about bus transportation for the 2018-2019 school year.

Auburn: Ingles
Bethlehem: Target parking Lot
Statham: Dollar General Market
Winder: Ingles
Winder: Walmart

Transportation staff will also be available at each schools Open House, July 27.

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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July 24
New Teachers Report

July 25-31
Teacher Planning

July 27
Open House

July 31
BOE Work Session

August 1

First Day of School
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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

179 West Athens Street
Winder, Georgia  30680
(770) 867-4527
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