Students, Parents, Teachers & Friends of Education,

Carsyn Kennedy discovered a passion in her freshman year at Apalachee High School and Future Farmers of America (FFA). Basic Agriculture class opened a whole new world. Wanting to share the inspiration, she is now an author with a feature publication in Working Ranch Jr. Read the story about her involvement in FFA, travels, mentors, showing livestock and a love for Limousins. Carsyn will be a senior this coming year and is the FFA Chapter's Vice President. Read Article.

BC Retired Educators Association Scholarship

Each year, the Barrow County Retired Educators Association (BCREA), through the generosity of  businesses and individuals in the Barrow County community, presents a $500 scholarship to a Barrow County School teacher. The scholarships are given to enable the teacher to take courses toward achieving an advanced degree in an educational field, thereby honing teaching skills. The effect of enhanced teaching skills directly impacts student learning.

We are proud to announce that Ms. Abby Norman from Winder Elementary School has been awarded the scholarship this year. Pictured with Abby is Doc Neace, a Barrow County Retired Educator.

Taking Care of the Dogpack

The Russell Middle School Faculty and Staff presented School Resource Officer (SRO) Deputy Crowe a monetary gift of appreciation recently. "Russell Middle wanted to express their gratitude for the hard work, dedication and sacrifice that Deputy Crowe exhibits while keeping Russell safe and secure!"

Pictured with Deputy Crowe is Principal Paul Defoor.

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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May 29-June 29
Free Summer Meals
Must be 18 or under

June 1-July 20

Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:00 AM-4:30 PM

June 19

BOE Work Session

July 3-7
District Closed
to Public

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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