Students, Parents, Teachers & Friends of Education,

An Education In Family Cooking   

Entering the Uncle Ben's Beginners Cooking Contest became
an annual tradition with Joshua Wright (HES student) and his mom Felicia (HES teacher). For five years they experimented, cooked, tasted and searched for a winning recipe. Their persistence paid off this year. December 1 at Holsenbeck Elementary, Uncle Ben's surprised Joshua with a $15,000. check for the family and a $30,000. check for Holsenbeck to upgrade their kitchen. The Barrow County School System is proud to have the Wrights in our Barrow family. Thank you to Joshua, Felicia, and Uncle Ben's. Watch the video. Click here for pictures.

Bear Creek Middle Is "Family Friendly"

GA State School Superintendent Richard Woods presented  Bear Creek Middle School the 2017 Family Friendly  Partnership School Award Monday, December 4. "Families, schools, and communities work together to create  meaningful relationships that ultimately lead to significant gains in student achievement and success. It is the school's responsibility to take the lead to develop and sustain this essential relationship by nurturing welcoming environments throughout the school and community" says Dr. Woods.  "Bear Creek Middle represents the best in customer service  for Barrow families, whether it's on the phone, in the front office, or online. Family Friendly schools have welcoming staff  members, comfortable waiting areas, clear signage, and engaging displays of student work on display throughout the building. They have easy-to-navigate websites that foster strong partnerships with parents to help improve student achievement. The schools also provide unique and innovative parent and family engagement programming that successfully reaches all families in the school. Most importantly,  families are respected and seen as an integral part of every student's education". See pictures .

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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December 20
Early Release
for Students

December 21-
January 5
Student Winter

January 8
Students Return

January 10
Report Cards

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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.

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