Parents, Teachers & Friends of Education ,

GA Pre-K Week

The research is clear: children who enter Kindergarten with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes they need to succeed are more likely than their peers to experience later academic achievement and attain higher levels of education.

Georgia's Pre-K Program is a voluntary, free program available to all of Georgia's four-year-olds regardless of parental income. Approximately 1.6 million Georgia students have been served by Georgia's Pre-K since it began in 1992. The program continues to be nationally recognized for its success.

Representative Terry England visited children at Holsenbeck Elementary this week as part of GA Pre-K week. The statewide initiative is hosted by Voices for Georgia's Children and its partners to celebrate quality early education and the GA Pre-K Program.

                            BES General Hospital

When pondering which activities to incorporate for the National Rock Your School event, Bethlehem's teachers tried to think outside of the box. Creating tasks that would allow students to practice various division strategies while remaining motivated throughout the process was no easy
feat. Teachers chose tasks that would appeal to the students desire for a hands on experience in a real world setting.

After hearing about the great things BES had in store for their students from Bethlehem's Nurse Moira, North Georgia Medical Center donated masks, shoe covers, and hair nets for the entire grade level. >Read more stat!     

Your Student Is Our Purpose

On September 12, Tania Fundora, a sub bus monitor for our transportation department, was on a bus transporting students home from school when a young student had a seizure. She used her training in CPR and First Aid along with experience gained as a Certified Nursing Assistant to support the student until the EMT's arrived. They complimented Tania on an exceptional job of assisting the student while in seizure.

When Tania completed her responsibilities as bus monitor she proceeded to the hospital where the child's mother met her crying with relief that Tania was there to help translate for her family who only spoke Spanish. Tania had formed a good relationship with the parent and they felt most comfortable having her there to be with them while the student was in the emergency room. Tania stayed until the family left later that night to make sure they were okay.

We recognize Tania Fundora for her Outstanding Service and going above the call of duty to live out what it means to be Barrow BOLD.

Dr. Chris McMichael

Board Members
Debi Krause
Garey Huff Sr.
Connie Wehunt
Michael Shelley
Lynn Stevens
Rickey Bailey
Suzanne Angle
Rolando Alvarez
Mark Still 


*    *    *    *    *

October 8
Columbus Day Holiday

October 9-12
Student Fall Break

October 15-19
National School
Lunch Week

October 17
Report Cards

October 24
REACH Signing

October 30
BOE Work Session

November 6
Teacher Planning
No School

November 13
BOE Meeting

November 19-23
Thanksgiving Holiday

November 27
BOE Work Session
*   *   *   *   *

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
*   *   *   *   *