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Claudia Shedd, left, who is chairperson of outreach for St. Anthony’s Episcopal Church, presents a "big check" to Ellen Petree, Barrow County schools, for $825 to sponsor three of the 300 BCSS students in the weekend meal bag – Feeding Barrow program (formerly named Food2Kids Barrow.) Studen…

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Apalachee High School recently named its top students and faculty members for December. Pictured, from left to right, are Sam Jorgensen (Teacher of the Month), Madison Bardwell (Student of the Month), Jaquan Townsend (Student-Athlete of the Month) and Jason Gray (Faculty Member of the Month)…

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The fourth- and fifth-graders at Bethlehem Christian Academy recently performed a Christmas musical, “Carol and the Belles,” a 1950s story of Big Bill’s Drive-In, where the onion rings and the music are made in-house. Not only are Big Bill (Calvin White) and his daughter Carol (Ally Johnson)…

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Bethlehem Christian Academy students recently competed for spots in this year’s Noon Lion’s Club “Journey of Peace” poster contest. Five students made the final round of the competition at BCA: Natalie Wellborn (eighth grade) was the first-place contestant, while Gray Emmett (eighth grade) a…

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The International Montessori School in Auburn has announced “The Wonder of My World,” a collection of illustrated free form, acrostic, limerick, near rhyme and haiku poetry from nearly 50 students ages 3-14.

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Lindsey Bevard, left, a fifth-grader at Holsenbeck elementary and president of her local Beta club chapter, was elected elementary junior Beta club president for the state of Georgia. Her sponsor April Balenger, right, a fifth-grade teacher at Holsenbeck, and the elementary junior Beta club …

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Apalachee High School recently handed out its student and faculty awards for October 2019. Pictured, from left to right, are Christina Johnson (Faculty Member of the Month), Mason Griffiths (Student-Athlete of the Month), Robert Zheng (Student of the Month) and Brooke Turner (Teacher of the …

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Rachel Lee, Barrow County, is one of four Lanier Technical College students who have been named semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, according to Kari Register, coordinator for Lanier Tech's GOAL program. It is a statewide program of the Technical College System o…

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The 2019-2020 Apalachee High School SkillsUSA Officer Team has been hard at work to make this year’s chapter the best to date, according to leaders. The team was selected in May and they have been busy planning activities for the entire school year. Thus far, they have participated in variou…

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Cole Barnes, Bryson Hardy, Kyleigh Norwood, Lauren Woods and Alysa Wright from the Winder-Barrow High School FFA chapter attended the 92nd National Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, Ind., from Oct. 29 through Nov. 1 with FFA advisors Ashley Best and James Hale. Members spent five days lea…

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The Director's Cup is an award the University of Georgia created three years ago to recognize the high school whose first-year students performed the best in their freshman year at UGA. UGA considers those high schools who have 10 or more students in the  first-year class. Winder-Barrow High…

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Hannah Parks, second from right, was crowned Winder-Barrow High School's 2019 homecoming queen at halftime of the Bulldoggs' football game against Gainesville on Friday, Oct. 25. Parks is pictured with her father, 2018 homecoming queen Ticia King and WBHS principal Al Darby. 

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Apalachee Theatre’s first production of the season, “Silent Sky” by Lauren Gunderson, is opening Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. with additional performances on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 28, at 6:30 p.m.

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Winder-Barrow High School has announced its 2019 homecoming court. A parade is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, and the school's homecoming football game against Gainesville will be 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. Pictured, from left to right, are front row: Bailey Boswell, Torrie Sauls, Shia…

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The Winder-Barrow High School yearbook, Panorama, took top honors from the American Scholastic Press Association and the Georgia Scholastic Press Association

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Bethlehem Christian Academy recently celebrated Spirit Week during the days leading up to the school's homecoming game and dance on Friday, Oct. 4. Pictured are first-graders dressing up for Cowboy Day. From left to right: Welker Hunt, Logan Bailey, Hadley Wray, Katie Griffith, Katelyn Sidhi…

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Barrow County resident Georgia Parris was among five members of Athens Academy’s class of 2020 who were recognized recently by the National Merit Scholarship Program, based on their performance on the October 2018 PSAT/NMSQT. Parris and the other four students were named National Merit semif…

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Apalachee High School recently announced its faculty and student award winners for September. Pictured, from left to right, are Lauren McCormick (Faculty Member of the Month), Merya Jones (Teacher of the Month), Cole Drinkard (Student-Athlete of the Month) and Madelyn Goodman (Student of the…

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Bethlehem Christian Academy has put an interactive spin on the traditional “curriculum night.” Parents and students came together recently for the annual “Experience BCA,” a hands-on walk through the school day together. From participating in a chapel service, to walking through the day’s sc…

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Carrie Deal Wilder, center, with Chris McMichael, superintendent of Barrow County schools, presented a certificate for Barrow's 13,000 students who have received HOPE scholarships, and almost 11,000 pre-K students, who received lottery seats. Present were, from left, Tommy Jennings, presiden…

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Diana Cole, center with flowers, from Statham Elementary School has been announced as the 2019 Georgia Farm Bureau Teacher of the Year. With Cole are, from left, Lauren Goble, Josh McMillan, Vanessa Nabors, Boyd McLocklin, Staci Waters and Salethia James, principal of Statham Elementary. Col…

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The Apalachee High School SkillsUSA chapter and recent graduate Isabella Martinez placed first at the SkillsUSA State Leadership Conference the past four years in Chapter Publicity. The competition was comprised of published newspaper articles, social media posts, school bulletin boards, pub…

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Apalachee High School recently recognized its students and faculty members of the month for August. Pictured, from left to right, are Tristan Bui (Most Improved Student of the Month), Olivia Swift (Student of the Month), Clara Grace Coker (Teacher of the Month), Robert Concepcion (Faculty Me…

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A large crowd of city and county officials and contractors celebrate the "dedication" of the synthetic turf field at Apalachee High School on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Cutting the ribbon was not simple since the "tape" was more elaborate than normal. The AHS band played for the beginning of the ce…

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Chris McMichael, superintendent of Barrow County schools, speaks at the dedication of the synthetic field at Apalachee High School. At right are Lynn Stevens, chair of the Barrow County Board of Education, and Pat Graham, chair of the Barrow County Board of Commissioners.

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Dan Magee, director, Barrow County Leisure Services, talks Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Apalachee High School synthetic turf field. Magee was one of the promoters of the shared facility between the school and recreation department.

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Sunrise Roofing of Auburn donated school supplies for children to Auburn Elementary School on July 30. The company gathered donated headphones, scissors, crayons, erasers, tissues, highlighters and pencil boxes. Owner Kendall Holmes is pictured with the supplies. 

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The Apalachee High School FFA received some great news on the first day of school. This fall at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, the chapter will be recognized as a three-star chapter, the highest designation a chapter can receive through the National Chapter Award program. In ad…

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Students get off a bus at Winder Elementary School Aug. 1 as school started. The school has a new “lady principal,” Andrea Neher, as one girl said.

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Applications for the Barrow County School System’s 2017-2018 Georgia Pre-K Program Lottery will be accepted March 1-31 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the BCSS Professional Development Center (PDC), located at 179 West Athens St. in Winder.

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The Barrow County School District in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Winder-Barrow County will be applying for Georgia Department of Education Fiscal Year 2018- 21st Century Community Learning Center grant funds.

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The Barrow County Board of Education Tuesday agreed to collaborate with ArtsNow, a nonprofit focused on arts programs and education, to create a “Center for Innovation” at the former Russell Middle School building.

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Barrow County school officials are pleased with the scores on the 2016 CCRPI (College & Career Ready Performance Index). The county schools largely raised their scores overall and at most of the individual schools.