CFIT Mini-Camps & Lottery Applications
Much applause for the dance and visual arts mini-camps at the Center for Innovative Teaching (CFIT)! Offered through the partnership with ArtsNow, the camps filled up quickly and were a hit.

Are you interested in CFIT? Lottery applications for 2019-2020 will be accepted until April 12. Since it's now open for 6th graders at Russell Middle and 6th and 7th graders at Westside Middle, meetings will be at CFIT at 6 p.m. April 2 and 4. See FAQ about CFIT .

Once Upon a Lesson
Winder Elementary 3rd Grade SCOPE students learned what it takes to buy books for their Media Center thanks to Media Specialist Mrs. Privette. She designated $1,000 from book fair profits for this project.

With the guidance of Mrs. Glasgow, the students surveyed peers about favorite genres, met with vendors for quotes, and then created and presented their proposal to Principal Stapleton. He approved!  The project taught them how to budget, research and present. Great work and happy reading!

Georgia's First Lady Enjoys Ag Day
All smiles from students and staff - along with special guests First Lady of Georgia Marty Kemp and Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black - as they enjoyed Statham Elementary School's 2nd Annual Ag Day on March 22. The fun also included "Make My Plate Georgia Grown Day" where all schools served food grown or produced in our state. Watch the fun.

Nominate Barrow's BEST
Barrow County School System has an employee recognition program called BEST, Barrow's Exceptional Support Team, to celebrate the exceptional individuals who serve our students. This includes contributing professionals, school nutrition, maintenance, information technology, bookkeepers, nurses, office staff, transportation and more.

Nominations are open until April 5. Submit a name today

Sims Marketing Program Earns Certification
Congratulations to the Sims Academy of Innovation and Technology Marketing program for completing their Industry Certification. The certification means our pathways align with industry expectations and best practices. Excellent student presentations impressed guests from the Georgia Department of Education. Thank you also to the American Marketing Association for participating.

Dr. Chris McMichael

Board Members   
Lynn Stevens
Rickey Bailey
Debi Krause
Garey Huff Sr.
Lisa Maloof
Bill Ritter
Stephanie Bramlett
Beverly Kelley
Jordan Raper

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April 12
Pre-K Lottery Drawing

April 8-18

April 19
Teacher Planning
No School

April 22-26
Spring Break
(21 days and counting)

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School System:
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Student Success

Ensuring an exceptional
education that leads each
student to become a high
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Winder, Georgia  30680
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