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Staci Waters is the Program Coordinator with Barrow County Farm Bureau, a Barrow County School System District Partner in Education. Staci was chosen as the November 2022 Community Member of the Month for her valuable contributions to student learning through the Farm Club at Yargo Elementar…

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Mrs. Brunson, Mrs. King and Mrs. McDougald’s classes at Yargo Elementary recently harvested the kale and lettuce they planted in September. Their harvest was put in salads and served at the school's cafeteria for lunch last week.

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Barrow Arts and Sciences Academy (BASA) senior Jackson McCormic was once at risk of not graduating with his classmates. He had faced some challenging times and failed a biology class. He was frustrated and overwhelmed. However, Jackson is now excited to be on track to become part of the firs…

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Barrow Arts and Sciences Academy's first graduating senior class was photographed in the customized senior parking spaces Friday. This is one of several school traditions being created this school year by a historic Class of 2023.

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The Barrow County Board of Education's regular board meeting Nov. 8 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. in the board room of the Barrow County Professional Development Center, located at 179 W. Athens Street in Winder.

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Fifth grade students at County Line Elementary welcomed officers from the Barrow County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) Friday, Oct. 21 to kick off Red Ribbon Week Oct. 24-31. Each year, BCSO officers tour around each school across the district to meet with students and hang a red ribbon in preparat…

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The SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference was held June 20-24 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Five students from Apalachee High School attended the conference and competed. Kemon Yang and Johanna Cardona were recognized on stage to accept the Gold Chapter Distinction Awar…

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The Barrow Arts and Sciences Academy (BASA) is a silver finalist for the $20,000 Saint-Gobain Sustaining Futures, Raising Communities grant. To win this grant, the school must receive the most votes at the end of the voting window. Daily votes are available and no personal information is req…

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Area pre-K students received free copies of Malcolm Mitchell’s book, “Hey, Georgia,” in honor of the 30th anniversary of Georgia Pre-K with collaboration by First Lady of Georgia Marty Kemp. Pictured: Pre-K students at Statham Elementary reading their new books.

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A BASA student-led podcast known as The Graham and Collin Show welcomed an amazing guest: the author, illustrator, and creator of the Pete the Cat children’s books, Mr. James Dean. He joined them in their twentieth podcast episode for an interview and a very successful book signing event at …

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Hamilton McElhannon was awarded the Chamber of Commerce's September Senior of the Month . Hamilton plays trombone in the Winder-Barrow High School's Bulldogg Marching Band and is consistently in the top 1% of his class. He's also a member of several academic and service clubs.

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The Barrow County Board of Education (BOE) was presented an update on the school system's Career Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) program by Jennifer Woods, the Barrow County School System’s (BCSS) CTAE director and CEO of Sims Academy.

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The Barrow County School System (BCSS) seeks members of the community interested in joining its mentor program. The public is invited to a BCSS Mentor Information and Orientation Session on any of the following dates and times.

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District 30 State Rep. Emory Dunahoo was the guest speaker at the Foothills Education Charter High School regional graduation, and he congratulated the students on their success and encouraged them as they take the next step in their lives.

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On the day of the Battle of Barrow season opener,  Winder-Barrow student athletes visited Holsenbeck Elementary to greet future Doggs as they arrived to school dressed in their red and black spirit wear. 

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The Barrow Arts and Sciences Academy (BASA) presents the third annual Cultural Connections, a performing arts series held at the Innovation Amphitheater in partnership with the Georgia Council for the Arts. This series brings several professional artists to our community, and provides afford…

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Barrow County Habitat for Humanity and Zaxby's of Winder provided lunch for teachers and staff at Holsenbeck Elementary as a treat for getting through the first week back to school. 

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Chick-Fil-A in Winder is hosting a School Supply Drive from Monday, Aug. 1 through Saturday, Aug. 6. All items donated to Chick-Fil-A Winder will be given to the Barrow County Board of Education, who will handle distribution of the items.

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Acceptance Insurance of Winder held a school supply drive and dropped supply bags off to Winder Elementary so that they were available for families at its open house.

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Infinite Campus is the district's Student Information System. Each parent will have an account that will stay active as long as a parent has students enrolled in the school system. Data will be available for all grade levels. With the account, users may access attendance, schedules, grades a…