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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…

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A former Apalachee High School teacher confronted on the job about her personal Facebook page recently took another step in her legal challenge against the school district. Lawyers for Ashley Payne filed a brief in Barrow County Superior Court last week reaffirming her right to pursue a civi…

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The Barrow County School System will host two meetings this week. The first one is at 3 p.m. today (July 23) in the boardroom of the professional development center at 179 W. Athens Street. As a federal requirement, the BCSS Consolidated Lead Educational Agency Improvement Plan (CLIP) for FY…

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The Barrow County School System was in the black for FY2011, although that may now seem like little consolation as the board of education struggles now to balance its FY2013 budget amid more state funding cuts and a lower tax digest. But for FY2011, the BCSS had a strong financial result, bu…

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A new assistant principal will takeover curriculum and instruction when the school year starts at Winder-Barrow High School. The Barrow County Schools’ Board of Education hired Mill Creek High School educator Jennifer E. Martin following a closed meeting to discuss personnel on Tuesday night…

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The Barrow County Board of Education proposed 2013 budget will be put on the agenda for final passage during the board’s next meeting on July 10. Students and employees face key changes as a result of the spending resolution that impacts the academic calendar year, length of daily schedules,…

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Winder-Barrow High School has a new band director, and it's someone students might already be familiar with. Brett Johnson, formerly the band director at Winder-Barrow Middle School, will take over the high school’s band, a decision the board of education made after its Tuesday meeting. Amon…

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Grime pays. At least it will for the Tennessee company slated to take over custodial services for Barrow County schools next school year.

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In the case of a Barrow County teacher who resigned from her teaching job in 2009 over Facebook postings where she was shown holding alcohol, the defendants in the case, Barrow County School District and Superintendent Wanda Creel, have asked a judge to end the lawsuit against all three coun…

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The Barrow County Board of Education signaled its support for a partnership with Lanier Tech on Tuesday, with members unanimously approving a resolution that gives the state land for a new college campus in Winder. Twenty acres of the school system’s nearly 115-acre tract on Austin Road will…

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The Barrow County Board of Education on May 23 filled four vacant principal positions by promoting two assistant principals and by hiring two new administrators from other Georgia systems. However, a fifth principal position opened up at the same called meeting, when the BOE accepted the res…

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The Barrow County Board of Education on Tuesday accepted the resignations of 19 employees, including the principals of Russell Middle School and Statham Elementary School. Russell principal Robert Johnson submitted his resignation after learning Monday of his selection as the new superintend…

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Four Barrow County schools have room for students who wish to transfer within the system from another school. But under state law, students choosing to attend a school outside their currently designated boundary have to provide their own transportation. The Barrow County School System has sp…

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After a three-day visit by a regional education review team, the Barrow County School System on Wednesday earned overall accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The district-wide accreditation lasts for five years. According to a presentation of findings d…

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The Barrow County Board of Education approved a preliminary FY2013 budget Tuesday night that would cut the school year to 160 days and use $4 million of its reserves to balance its budget. The proposal does not increase the millage rate. The board approved $88.9 million in expenses and a pro…