With their book bags packed and lunches made, Barrow County students will kick-off the school year on Aug. 1.
More than 13,000 students are registered at the 17 schools in the system. A total of 6,800 are enrolled in elementary school, 2,970 are enrolled in middle school and the remaining 3,687 are enrolled in the high schools. In addition to a new school year, Barrow County students will also have a new superintendent, Chris McMichael.
“As the new superintendent for Barrow County, I am looking forward to working closely with all our schools and families to make this an outstanding year for us all,” said McMichael. “Our mission in the Barrow County School System is ‘Boldly Committed to Student Success.’ We take this very seriously. As we begin the new school year, we are challenging our teachers and staff to be Barrow BOLD in moving teaching and learning forward in this district.”
In addition to asking this of the teachers, McMichael hopes the parents and community will support the students.
“We are also asking our parents and community this school year to be Barrow BOLD for their children and our school system,” said McMichael. “Supporting our teachers and your schools is one of the best things anyone can do for their community. Without the community support, our schools cannot be as effective as we need to be. Likewise, without our schools our community cannot thrive and reach its full potential.”