Dear Students, Parents, Teachers & Friends of Education,

Auburn Elementary Teachers Are Innovative   

Bridget McNeill (L), a fifth grade teacher at Auburn Elementary was recently awarded a 5,000 Innovation in Social Emotional Learning (SEL) grant by Education First in collaboration with the NoVo Foundation and the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors to support a school-based, SEL project. As part of the grant award, she and Deena Eberhardt (R), instructional coach at Auburn Elementary, were invited to attend the SEL in Action Conference in New Mexico that convened on October 25-27 and were asked to present their project, The Power of Instructional Conversations, to other SEL practitioners. 

Third Grade Dictionary Project

The goal of this program is to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and resourceful learners by providing them with their own personal dictionary. The dictionaries are a gift to each student to use at school and at home for years to come. Educators see third grade as the dividing line between learning to read and reading to learn.

Thank you to Shelia Hawthorne who organizes this event for our students every year. Thank you to our  sponsors too!

Russell Middle Teacher's Bright Ideas

Bright Ideas is a program from Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) aimed at funding creative, innovative classroom projects developed by teachers. This grant program provides funds to state certified educators in a public middle school in Jackson EMC's service area.

Mr. Batchelor's Engineering & Technology class received a $1,200 grant from Jackson EMC's Bright Ideas initiative. His class will be using the money to purchase coding drones that the students will operate by programming them to fly using specific coding language and commands.

Mrs. Hollingsworth was awarded a $2000 grant from Jackson EMC for her project titled, "The Art of Science 3D Printing."  She plans to use the money to purchase a classroom 3D printing lab to give students the opportunity to integrate art and also to bring their invention prototypes to life.

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We are thankful for our students, parents, community, and BCSS family. May you take this time to reflect on those
people and blessings for which you are thankful. "Good News" will be back December 1.

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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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November 20-24

November 28
BOE Work Session

December 5
BOE Meeting

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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 citizen.

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Winder, Georgia  30680
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