Students, Parents, Teachers & Friends of Education,

On Tuesday, August 21, Paul Benvenuto of Farmers Insurance along with the Winder Elementary School (WES) School Governance Team (SGT) presented five staff members with a $2,500 "Thank America's Teachers" grant from Farmers Insurance. A BIG thank you to all of the families and friends who voted for our teachers and helped WES win a total of $12,500. Winder Elementary School had an exciting day!

                              The Me Museum

Bethlehem Elementary students in Ms. Newsom's class created "Me Museums" to introduce themselves to their classmates and others in the school. Students brought three items from home that would best describe or tell about themselves. They wrote about their items in class and created displays to showcase their project. Students practiced presenting, listening and speaking skills while presenting to classmates. Special guests, students and teachers, were invited to a special Me Museum presentation. See pictures

Stars and Stripes

National Guard soldier and former County Line Elementary student, Joel Padgett, came to CLES to teach the 5th grade flag team little known facts about our American flag. Students also learned how to raise, lower and fold our great symbol of freedom.

Did you know the current flag, with 50 stars and 13 stripes, was designed in 1958 by 17-year-old high school student, Robert G. Heft, of Lancaster, Ohio. President Dwight D. Eisenhower chose his design out of 1,500 entries.

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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August 31
Labor Day Holiday

September 3
Labor Day Holiday

September 4
BOE Meeting

September 5
Progress Reports

September 25
BOE Work Session
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Barrow County
School System:

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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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