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New construction looks to continue at Barrow schools

New construction looks to continue at Barrow schools

Construction across the Barrow County School System, which has been a constant the last few years, doesn’t look to be winding down anytime soon.

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Barrow School System hires new WBHS assistant principal, CTAE director

Barrow School System hires new WBHS assistant principal, CTAE director

The Barrow County School System moved quickly to replace a couple of key administrator positions.

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Barrow School System recognizes top classified staff members

Barrow School System recognizes top classified staff members

Recently, the Barrow County School System honored a group that sometimes goes overlooked – the support staff.

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Winder-Barrow dedicates yearbook to 29-year employee

Winder-Barrow dedicates yearbook to 29-year employee

The Winder-Barrow High student body is recognizing one of the schools until-now unsung heroes in the 2014-2015 yearbook.

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BOE votes to close Snodon, approve budget

By Zac Taylor

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Russell Middle teacher AJ Jackson named district's best

Russell Middle teacher AJ Jackson named district's best

Russell Middle’s AJ Jackson is Barrow’s top teacher.

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Snodon cancer survivor named Barrow Yes I Can! winner

Snodon cancer survivor named Barrow Yes I Can! winner

Barrow County’s 2015 Yes I Can! Award winner is set to graduate from Snodon Preparatory School this spring, despite having to battle cancer along the way.

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Barrow School System identifies toughest truancy cases

Barrow School System identifies toughest truancy cases

There are 35 students in the Barrow County School System that administrators and social workers have identified as being in the situation where there is no other recourse to get them back to school than to proceed with criminal charges against parents or guardians, director Matt Thompson told the Barrow County Board of Education at Tuesday’s meeting.

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Former AHS teacher Bowling hired as new Westside principal

Former AHS teacher Bowling hired as new Westside principal

The Barrow County board approved the superintendent's recommendation at Tuesday night's meeting to hire Brad Bowling as the next Westside Middle leader.

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McMichael recommends Barrow BOE close Snodon after school year

The closing of Snodon Preparatory School is not primarily about the savings, but the lack of results, according to Barrow County Superintendent Chris McMichael, who recommended the board close the four-year-old school at Tuesday's work session.

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Barrow school system budget has room to grow

Barrow school system budget has room to grow

Chris Griner enjoyed going over the fiscal year 2016 budget with board members.

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Barrow BOE presented with option of closing Snodon

Barrow BOE presented with option of closing Snodon

Snodon Preparatory School could be in its last year of operation.

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Fine arts festival kicks off at Winder Cultural Arts Center

Fine arts festival kicks off at Winder Cultural Arts Center

 

For Winder Mayor David Maynard, it’s the music. For Barrow County School System Superintendent Chris McMichael, its visual arts that he said stirs him the most.

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BOE updated on Barrow's truancy statistics ahead of vote

BOE updated on Barrow's truancy statistics ahead of vote

More than 8 percent of students in Barrow County schools have missed more than 10 days of school this year according to Assistant Superintendent Ken Greene.

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Winder-Barrow junior selected for prestigious program

Winder-Barrow junior selected for prestigious program

Winder-Barrow High School junior Riley Black has been selected to attend the 2015 summer session at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, where he will learn about state and local government through practical courses and simulations.

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Chris Griner headed to Gainesville City School System as new CFO

Chris Griner headed to Gainesville City School System as new CFO

Chris Griner is ready for a new challenge.

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Barrow holds annual Pre-K lottery drawing

Barrow holds annual Pre-K lottery drawing

 

Barrow families had the chance Friday to actually hear live whether or not their children would be getting into one of the lottery-funded Pre-K programs in the school district next fall.

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WBHS assistant principal tapped as next AHS principal

WBHS assistant principal tapped as next AHS principal

The Barrow County School System went across the county to pick the next Apalachee High principal.

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BOE looks to create 3-tiered diploma system

BOE looks to create 3-tiered diploma system

The Barrow County School System is examining introducing a new diploma system that gives more incentive to pass all class, but also help for students who struggle early.

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Barrow School System to participate in state program to help gifted low-income students

Barrow School System to participate in state program to help gifted low-income students

 

The Barrow County School System will participate starting in the fall on a statewide initiative to shepherd more low income, gifted students through high school and on to college.

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