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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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State: Barrow schools have positive "climates"

State: Barrow schools have positive "climates"

All of the Barrow County School System’s schools have at least an average school climate, according to state rankings, and most were rated higher than that – eight of 15 schools were given the top rating of excellent.

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Process to hire new Apalachee principal heats up

Process to hire new Apalachee principal heats up

Apalachee High students and staff could know their next principal by the end of the month.

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Barrow BOE looking at an audit of tax assessor

Barrow BOE looking at an audit of tax assessor

There is a new solution to the issue of how best to ensure taxes are properly assessed going forward.

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Barrow School System staff keep close eye on state budget

Barrow School System staff keep close eye on state budget

Barrow Superintendent Chris McMichael and his staff did not breathe a sigh of relief when the State House finally passed a fiscal year 2016 state budget that did not include controversial cuts to benefits for part-time school workers.

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Two key BCSS administrators announce upcoming retirements

Two key BCSS administrators announce upcoming retirements

Two key Barrow County School System administrators are retiring.

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Snodon to host LEGO education showcase event

 

Students of Snodon Prep’s LEGO Club in Bethlehem will be building LEGO City Saturday using LEGO creativity! Starting at 9 a.m. SPS LEGO Club will be hosting a LEGO Education Showcase Event at 54 West Star St. Bethlehem, GA.

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Barrow schools closed Thursday due to inclement weather

Barrow schools are closed Thursday due to inclement weather, the system announced Wednesday night.

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Barrow BOE to examine best way to check county tax

Barrow BOE to examine best way to check county tax

The Barrow County Board of Education will decide at Tuesday's board meeting how best to make sure that the tax assessor error that may have cost the district more than $20 million over 16 years doesn't happen again.

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Westside principal, Barrow CTAE director announce retirements

Westside principal, Barrow CTAE director announce retirements

The Barrow County Board of Education approved Tuesday night the upcoming retirements of Westside Middle Principal Valorie Rolader and system CTAE Director Pam McGee.

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Barrow Schools to dismiss early Wednesday

The Barrow County School District will dismiss early Wednesday, Superintendent Chris McMichael announced late Tuesday.

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STAR banquet honors top students, teachers

STAR banquet honors top students, teachers

 

The three students all possessed natural abilities, yet had even more desire to constantly improve.

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Apalachee, Winder-Barrow named AP Honors schools

Apalachee, Winder-Barrow named AP Honors schools

The Barrow County School System’s two traditional high schools have been successful at integrating science, technology, engineering and mathematics, according to the state.

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Barrow Schools to run on normal schedule Wednesday

Barrow Superintendent Chris McMichael announced late Tuesday that the system would open Wednesday for a normal school day.

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Barrow schools close Tuesday due to weather

The Barrow County School System announced late Monday night that school would be closed Tuesday due to the icy weather.

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Barrow student Paul Serrato overcomes adversity to reach goals

Barrow student Paul Serrato overcomes adversity to reach goals

Winder resident and Apalachee High School senior Paul Serrato has dreams of going to college and studying biology and neuroscience—and he’s overcome a lot of difficulties to put himself on the right track to pursue those dreams.

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House bill would keep 4 year olds from kdg.

House bill would keep 4 year olds from kdg.

A law introduced in the state house could have repercussions for a group of students that aren’t actually the subject of the bill.

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Bear Creek student wins district spelling bee

Bear Creek student wins district spelling bee

Barrow County’s best elementary and middle school spellers faced off Friday to see who would head to the district tournament.

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Barrow BOE approves hosting charter school

Barrow BOE approves hosting charter school

Come fall, some high-school-age youths in Barrow County will have the chance to earn their diplomas at a non-traditional night school located in the county.

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Barrow organization unveils bust of legendary educator Sims at new career academy

Barrow organization unveils bust of legendary educator Sims at new career academy

Students at the Sims Academy of Innovation and Technology will now be able to get a good look at the face of the man for whom the building is named for.

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Winder student named Lanier Tech's best

Winder student named Lanier Tech's best

A Barrow County college student can add a big honor to her list of accomplishments.

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