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As the rapid spread of the Omicron variant continues to flourish throughout the region, the Barrow County School System is starting a voluntary, weekly COVID-19 testing program. By identifying positive cases more quickly through regular testing, BCSS hopes this program will allow it to retur…

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Student enrollment at alternative schools in Barrow County School System skyrocketed by 93 percent from 2020 with Barrow Arts and Sciences Academy’s high school student enrollment up 61 percent from 2020, according to the day 80 enrollment report, presented to the Barrow County Board of Educ…

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St. Anthony’s Episcopal Church of Winder recently donated $1,100 to sponsor four out of the more than 400 students the Barrow County School System is now serving in the Feeding Barrow weekend meal bag program. "We’re very grateful for the compassionate members of St. Anthony’s for this annua…

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On Oct. 8, nine Apalachee High School SkillsUSA officers and members attended the SkillsUSA Georgia Champions Rally at the Perry Fairgrounds. Students were excited to attend their first in-person event to get to know one another and plan for the upcoming school year. This year, Apalachee Ski…

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Winder-Barrow Community Theatre brought “live” theatre back to the community during October with the world premiere of “The Miss Magnolia Senior Citizen Beauty Pageant,” the third play in a series by Statham resident Leslie Kimbell. The organization donated $500 of its show proceeds to the B…

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The Barrow County School System recently announced its six REACH Scholars for the 2021-22 school year. REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen) Georgia is the State of Georgia’s mentorship and college scholarship program. Scholars are paired with a mentor and an academic coach st…

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Barrow Arts and Sciences Academy has partnered with several businesses in the funding of the school's Cultural Connection Series, including a $1,000 donation All County Electric pictured above. The series provides the community with access to various cultural experiences through events rangi…

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In a collaboration between the culinary and marketing programs, a group of Barrow Arts and Sciences Academy (BASA) students won big at the recent Barrow Habitat for Humanity chili cook-off. BASA picked up all but one of the awards available at the event. The culinary program won the People’s…

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Barrow Arts and Sciences Academy has announced its recently-elected Student Council leadership after the leaders were voted on by their peers. The council works to put on events across the school, including planning and implement spirit weeks, as well as actively helping the school's faculty…

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In a recent collaboration with Barrow County School System "Partners in Education" Bank OZK and Clover, Barrow Arts and Sciences Academy received a golf cart. "We are lucky to have a wide-open campus, but this can sometimes present challenges to our administrative staff as they try to go fro…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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:

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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.