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Two Barrow high school principals vacate positions

Two Barrow high school principals vacate positions

The Barrow County School Systems will be looking for two new high school principals in January.

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Winder-Barrow High leaves list of struggling schools

Winder-Barrow High is no longer classified as a Focus School, a designation that loomed over the school the last three years and, according to Principal Al Darby, spurred teachers and staff into action.

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Barrow scores fall, along with state average, on statewide report card

Barrow scores fall, along with state average, on statewide report card

Following a statewide trend, the Barrow County School System saw its overall score dip for the previous school year’s College and Career Ready Performance Index, the recently-created state-wide report card system for schools and districts, when the state released scores Tuesday.

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New-look BOE to vote in Jan. on salary consultant, calendar, more

New-look BOE to vote in Jan. on salary consultant, calendar, more

The Barrow County School Board will vote in January on whether to move forward with hiring a consultant to put together new procedures and guidelines for a salary structure.

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Bear Creek TOTY Sheffield challenges students

Bear Creek TOTY Sheffield challenges students

Most people prefer to avoid long commutes for their jobs, but for Bear Creek Middle School Teacher of the Year Susan Sheffield, the twice-daily drive between her residence in Atlanta and the school in Statham is worth it for the kinds of kids she finds at BCMS.

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New Russell Middle being built to resemble upgraded Bear Creek

New Russell Middle being built to resemble upgraded Bear Creek

The new Russell Middle School that contractors will begin to build in the next couple of weeks should remind residents of a couple other area schools.

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Yargo TOTY finds creative ways to connect

Yargo TOTY finds creative ways to connect

Bob Rogan readily admits that when he first started teaching at Bethlehem Elementary 21 years ago, that his classroom ideas were way outside the box.

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Lanier Tech named state's best technical college

Lanier Tech named state's best technical college

Lanier Tech Winder Campus Dean Lisa Maloof can say a lot about how great the college leadership has been to her campus.

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Barrow LEPC gives school system 3 new AEDs

Barrow LEPC gives school system 3 new AEDs

Every Barrow County School System building that houses students on a daily basis is now equipped with an automated external defibrillator.

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BOE approves price tag for new Russell Middle

BOE approves price tag for new Russell Middle

The Barrow County Board of Education will pay 16.7 million to build a replacement Russell Middle after board members approved Superintendent Chris McMichael’s recommended low bidder Tuesday night.

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BOE to work on changing board vacancy law

BOE to work on changing board vacancy law

The Barrow County School Board is planning to work with state representative Terry England to amend local legislation to enable the board to replace a member who departs mid-term within a 45-day period, instead of just 15.

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School system releases slightly lower in-house school ratings for last year

School system releases slightly lower in-house school ratings for last year

The Barrow County School System saw a small dip in results in its own internal accountability system, mainly in math, said BCSS Director of Student Services Matt Thompson at the most recent board meeting, but saw a rise in a statewide score.

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Kennedy TOTY thrives on watching students' progress

Kennedy TOTY thrives on watching students' progress

 

Carl McCoy loves to read; especially non-fiction, including histories of the British Royal Family and World War II.

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Uneventful Friday after week of rumors, threats at high schools

Uneventful Friday after week of rumors, threats at high schools

The school day Friday came and went without incident at Winder-Barrow High or any of the other county schools, and now school administrators are hoping a week off for Thanksgiving break will allow the flood of rumors to finally cease.

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Authorities, administrators continue to investigate threats at WBHS

Authorities, administrators continue to investigate threats at WBHS

Barrow County Sherriff's Deputies and Winder Police officers worked together to ensure the safety of students and staff at Winder-Barrow High on Monday and Tuesday after administration received reports of a threat on social media made against the school on Monday.

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Barrow BOE hires Bowen as HMMS principal

Barrow BOE hires Bowen as HMMS principal

The Barrow County Board of Education on Tuesday night approved interim J.B. Bowen as the new principal for Haymon-Morris Middle.

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Lanier Tech's new Winder campus nearly ready

Lanier Tech's new Winder campus nearly ready

There wasn’t furniture due until the next day, and contractors were still all over the building, but Winder Campus Dean Lisa Maloof spent much of her Monday giving tours of the just-under 69,000-square-foot building capable of taking in 1,000 students on the new college campus south of Highway 316.

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Holsenbeck TOTY Hagewood loves helping students

Holsenbeck TOTY Hagewood loves helping students

Meaghan Hagewood didn’t have the greatest timing when coming out of grad school at the University of Georgia. The country was mired in the Great Recession, and jobs were hard to find.

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County Line TOTY Snipes resonates with students

County Line TOTY Snipes resonates with students

After 18 years in the school system Jennifer Snipes knows how to reach the students that come to her for extra help with reading or math.

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BCES honors staff, students who helped save teacher

BCES honors staff, students who helped save teacher

Officials with Barrow County Emergency Services took the time Tuesday night to honor more than two dozen Apalachee High students and staff who helped to save the life of Band Director Matt Fuller in September after he suffered a heart attack in class.

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ESPLOST passes, Krause wins BOE seat

ESPLOST passes, Krause wins BOE seat

The Barrow County School System has a key funding source set for renewal and a school board set for January thanks to Tuesday’s election results.

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Bramlett TOTY inspired by ESOL students

Bramlett TOTY inspired by ESOL students

Leigh Hutchins doesn’t see struggling students worth pitying when she walks into her English for Speakers of Other Languages classroom.

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Barrow residents have chance to vote on ESPLOST

Barrow residents have chance to vote on ESPLOST

When Barrow residents go to the ballot box Tuesday, there’ll be a number of choices to make, from Governor to U.S. congressman to – if they’re in the Statham area – a board of education member for District 1.

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Barrow grad rate exceeds state avg. for 2nd straight year

Barrow grad rate exceeds state avg. for 2nd straight year

More than three quarters of all Barrow County School System students graduated high school on time during the last school year, according to numbers released Thursday by the state department for education.

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Construction of new Russell Middle should begin by January

Construction of new Russell Middle should begin by January

Ground could be broken at the new Russell Middle before the end of the year.

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Ellington is Bethlehem Elementary's TOTY

Ellington is Bethlehem Elementary's TOTY

Bethlehem – Connie Ellington has deep roots in the Barrow County School System.

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BOE is nearly set for coming years

BOE is nearly set for coming years

The Barrow County School Board is now just one spot away from being set for 2015.

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Barrow BOE chooses new board member

Barrow BOE chooses new board member

The Barrow County School Board has a new member.

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