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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.

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The Barrow County School System has begun working on next year’s budget. The district plans to develop and review the budget in the next few months.

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Barrow County Board of Education received an update on last year’s graduation rate at its Nov. 17 work session.

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The Barrow County School System is waiting to see how its students fared on a new state test. Jennie Persinger, testing and data specialist, updated the board of education on Georgia Milestones at its Oct. 27 meeting.

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Jennifer Houston will take the position of assistant superintendent of business services at Barrow County Schools for the upcoming school year.

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The Barrow County Board of Education approved the following personnel changes in a 7-1 vote Tuesday, July 8, after a 10-minute closed session. Board vice-chairman Mitch Churchill voted “no,” but would not elaborate on specifics.

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After initially insisting that he would not resign from his position as senior instructor of the Junior ROTC program at Winder-Barrow High School, Major Thomas Evans has done that. His resignation means that he will not be officially terminated and there will be no public airing of his dispu…

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Students who will attend the new middle school in Statham when it opens in August are going to help name it. A survey of adults last year produced three top picks, but students will be able to suggest other contenders as well. The top three names from the 2012 survey were LaFar D. Sims Middl…

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Barrow County board of education members expressed dismay with a test score review that showed the system’s high school students are still lagging in math. That has been a subject the system has been weak in for several years. During a presentation delivered at last week’s work session, Matt…

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Concerns about student safety on school buses caused two board of education members to stall what was expected to be quick approval of the final 2012-2013 budget. During a called meeting on Tuesday (July 31), the Barrow County school system’s board of education passed the district’s $89 mill…