A groundbreaking ceremony was hosted by the Barrow County School System on Sept. 16, marking the start of construction for the district’s 10th pre-K through fifth-grade elementary school.
Apalachee High School recently recognized its student and faculty award winners for August. Pictured, from left to right, are Alishia Moss (Faculty Member of the Month), Kayla Wilson (Most Improved Student of the Month), Omeed Behzadi (Teacher of the Month) and Abby Zapata (Student-Athlete o…
The Campus Outdoor Enhancement Project at Barrow Arts and Sciences Academy has received several grants to increase biodiversity on the school campus, as well as make it more “pollinator friendly,” according to school leaders. The project, a collaboration between STEM, biology and math classe…
Winder-Barrow High School has announced its homecoming court for the upcoming homecoming football game against Cedar Shoals on Sept. 17. The homecoming parade will be held Thursday, Sept. 16, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Holly Hill Mall and ending at W. Clair Harris Stadium, where a community pe…
Eighteen Barrow County Foothills students were recognized at the Foothills Education Charter High School regional graduation, held on Aug. 26 in Monroe.
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The Barrow County School System will seek roughly $1.2 million in state funding for renovations planned for next summer at Bramlett, Kennedy and Yargo elementary schools.
Peach State Federal Credit Union has committed to donating $7,500 to students participating in Barrow County School System’s REACH Scholarship Program over the next five years, officials have announced. The program will receive $1,500 each year through 2026 from the credit union, according t…
Barrow County School System superintendent Chris McMichael announced Tuesday, Aug. 31, a “temporary” mask requirement for all schools and facilities, as the district continued to see an increase in positive coronavirus cases across its campuses amid soaring COVID-19 infection levels througho…
Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) asks for students, families, staff and community members to share topics important to them as district leaders look to facilitate upcoming online discussions.
The Barrow County School System announced Wednesday, Aug. 18, that it will impose temporary mask mandates for schools where at least 1% of its population tests positive for COVID-19 amid spiking coronavirus levels around the county and increased close-contact quarantines in the schools.
As a kindergarten teacher, Robin Edens was an outlier in the group of mostly middle and high school teachers at the University of Georgia learning how to introduce food-based learning to their students.
This past spring, all fourth- and fifth-grade students in the Barrow County School System (about 2,100) participated in Tar Wars, a tobacco-free education program developed by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
The Barrow County Board of Education approved on Tuesday, Aug. 3, an architectural services proposal for planned renovations at Bethlehem and County Line elementary schools, as well as for other non-state funded projects.
The Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA) recently brought its 20-day “Construction Ready” program to Barrow County with recent high school graduates receiving instruction.
The Barrow County School System aims to provide Dell Chromebooks and at-home mobile hotspots to students who currently lack access to the devices and services they need to complete assignments from home. But that will be contingent upon federal funding.
When classes begin next week for the 2021-22 academic year across the Barrow County School System, implementation of traffic camera technology aimed at cracking down on speeding in school zones will go into effect at multiple district campuses.
The Barrow County Board of Education on Tuesday, July 13, approved an architect for the future middle school at the school district’s Austin Road property in Winder.
The R. Harold and Patsy Harrison Foundation has pledged $1 million toward the construction of a new poultry science building on the University of Georgia’s Athens campus, expanding the legacy of the Harrison family in Georgia’s poultry industry.
The following orientations for high school equivalency classes through Lanier Technical College for those looking to earn their GED have been scheduled at the Wimberly Center for Community Development, 163 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winder:
The following local students have earned the distinction of Dean's List at the Georgia Institute of Technology for the spring 2021 semester after obtaining a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher:
Apalachee High School SkillsUSA members Alexa Mancillas and Hayley Fleming presented their SkillsUSA Technical Framework activity followed by an interview on Thursday, June 17, for their chapter’s National Models of Excellence competition.
The following local students earned a spot on the President’s List at Kennesaw State University this spring after completing the semester with a 4.0 grade-point average:
The following local students received their degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology during commencement exercises May 7-8 at Bobby Dodd Stadium:
SkillsUSA, one of the largest student organizations for career and technical education in the country, has named 24 SkillsUSA schools as Models of Excellence for 2021, including Apalachee High School.
Good evening, Class of 2021. There have been a plethora of factors that have culminated to this moment in our lives, and I would be mistaken not to first express my gratitude to the individuals who have made this day possible.
Good evening, families, friends, faculty and the graduating class of 2021. My name is Ishan Patel, and I am proud to stand before you today as this year’s class valedictorian.
Kennedy Elementary School in Winder recently announced students who made the Honor Roll, Merit Roll and those earned Dragon Wings distinction during the final nine weeks of the 2020-21 school year.
Spring commencement services were held May 14 for the first-ever graduating class of Piedmont University. Piedmont officially changed its name from Piedmont College to Piedmont University in April. Local graduates included:
Winder-Barrow High School head band director Jerry Pharr is pictured conducting the band in the playing of the school’s fight song during the football team’s spring scrimmage against Jackson County on Thursday, May 20, at W. Clair Harris Stadium. Pharr is retiring at the end of the 2020-21 s…
Members of the Barrow Arts and Sciences Academy band program recently participated in All-State and District Band performances sponsored by the Georgia Music Educators Association. Two BASA students were chosen for District Band honors, and one eighth-grade student was selected for the highl…
Brailee Lynn Messer, a member of the Winder-Barrow High School graduating class of 2021, has enlisted in the U.S. Army and is scheduled to deploy June 8 with the MOS (Military Occupational Specialties) Being Mortuary Affairs. She will be shipped from Winder to Fort Jackson, South Carolina, a…
The following Barrow County area students were recently recognized University of North Georgia president Bonita C. Jacobs for achieving a 4.0 grade-point average during the spring 2021 semester.
Members of the Winder-Barrow High School Band recently participated in All-State and District Band performances sponsored by the Georgia Music Educators Association. Eight students were chosen for District Band honors, and one was selected for the highly-competitive All-State Band.
As part of Northeast Georgia Medical Center Barrow’s District Partners In Education program collaboration with the Barrow County School System, Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) Orthopedics and Sports Medicine providers recenntly helped 120 Winder-Barrow High School athletes and 150 …
The Peach State Federal Credit Union’s C.A.R.E.S. Foundation recently awarded $177,000 in scholarships and educational grants across north Georgia.
Apalachee High School principal Jennifer Martin said senior Ishan Patel has set himself apart from other students by his motivation and the fact that he “has always taken every opportunity” presented to him.
School and grade winners across the state have been announced for the 2020-21 Georgia Laws of Life Essay Contest contest. The Rotary Club of Winder partnered with Apalachee High School for the contest this year.
The media program at Winder Elementary has been selected as the Georgia Library Media Association (GLMA) 2021 Elementary Exemplary Media Program. The program was created to recognize library media programs that empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful research…
Under the direction of instructor Christie Glaze, the Winder-Barrow High School nutrition and food science program has earned the distinction of becoming industry-certified.
Apalachee High School recently handed out its top student and faculty awards for the month of March. Pictured, from left to right, are Jordan Rushing (Teacher of the Month), Erica Wilson (Faculty Member of the Month), Neely Rogan (Student-Athlete of the Month), Knox Neeley (Student of the Mo…
All Barrow County School System students can now use their student ID number as a library card through a district partnership with the Piedmont Regional Library System aimed at helping children retain material knowledge over the summer and to develop a lifelong passion for learning, official…
Kindergarteners at Statham Elementary School will learn about riding bicycles and bike safety through a national initiative and through support from Baxter’s Garage in Winder.
On Thursday, March 25, Congressman Jody Hice held a signing ceremony for Abigail Bugg, a senior at Apalachee High School who has accepted an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Abigail, the daughter of Brooke and James Bugg of Monroe, will enter the academy in Ju…
Local high school seniors Luke Jarvis, William Perry and Tyrah James, all of Winder, recently participated in LaGrange College’s virtual Presidential Scholarship Day and earned additional scholarship awards.
Apalachee High School recently held an appreciation breakfast for its student and faculty member awards for February. Pictured, from left to right, are Angela Checo (faculty member of the month), Dayshabelle Bello Cabrera (student-athlete of the month), Brissa Lopez (teacher of the month), A…
The following local students were named to the President’s List at Georgia Southern University for the fall 2020 semester after earning a 4.0 grade-point average:
University of North Georgia cadet and Bethlehem resident Makayla Chastain has been named a Distinguished Military Student for her academic and military training accomplishments at the university.
The Barrow County School System opened up its pre-K lottery registration for the 2021-22 school year Monday, March 1, and will be accepting applications through April 2.
The faculty and staff at Apalachee High School wore red on Feb. 5 to show their support of women's heart health for National Wear Red Day. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (N.I.H.) in the U.S, Coronary Heart Disease is the “No. 1 killer of women in the United States.…