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Barrow BOE to vote on adding new charter school

Barrow BOE to vote on adding new charter school

The Barrow County School Board will vote Tuesday on whether or not to approve bringing a new, non-traditional, nighttime charter school into the system starting with the 2015-2016 school year.

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AHS, Barrow TOTY committed to reaching all students

AHS, Barrow TOTY committed to reaching all students

Colene Cannarella understands the luck that went into her being the only one of her siblings to graduate high school, to eventually obtain a Master’s Degree and now work as a teacher at Apalachee High, and own a home in Athens with her husband, also an AHS teacher.

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Two Winder Lanier Tech students honored

Two Winder Lanier Tech students honored

Two Lanier Technical College, Winder Campus students were among the four students from Lanier Tech selected as semifinalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the Lanier Technical College’s GOAL program.

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Winder-Barrow TOTY Martin adds excitement

Winder-Barrow TOTY Martin adds excitement

AP history teacher Craig Martin has loved history just about as long as he can remember, from listening to his grandmother and mother back in South Carolina tell old family tales to pouring over new history text in his free time.

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BOE members press for ways to prevent tax errors

BOE members press for ways to prevent tax errors

A couple Barrow County school board members are looking to make sure the recent error discovered by the Barrow tax assessors office, that some say could have cost the school system over 20 million dollars over more than a decade, doesn’t happen again.

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Barrow County School System not focused on random rankings

Barrow County School System not focused on random rankings

The Barrow County School System is the 89th best in the state according to the 2015 Niche rankings, which were released Tuesday.

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Snodon TOTY works hard to connect with his students

Snodon TOTY works hard to connect with his students

BETHLEHEM – Joe Costello wasn’t your average student while in high school himself, and he took a very non-traditional path to his current position as a history teacher at Snodon Preparatory School.

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Future of principal positions at Barrow schools still up in the air as class starts again

Future of principal positions at Barrow schools still up in the air as class starts again

Much remains up in the air with the status of two Barrow County School System principal positions.

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Barrow BOE approves 176-day calendar, salary study

Barrow BOE approves 176-day calendar, salary study

The Barrow County School Board returned from Winter Break on Tuesday and unanimously approved a continuation of a 176-day school calendar (including slightly longer days to make it equivalent to a standard 180-day calendar), an outside salary study and an extension to the closing date for the old Winder-Barrow Middle, among other items.

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Westside TOTY puts history into perspective

Westside TOTY puts history into perspective

Sixth grade social studies topics don’t have to be one sided.

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Barrow BOE to vote on keeping 176-day calendar

Barrow BOE to vote on keeping 176-day calendar

The Barrow County School Board will decide Tuesday whether or not to maintain a 176-day, no-furlough calendar for the 2015-2016 school year.

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Barrow school board to look into member pay

Barrow school board to look into member pay

Barrow County School System board member Lynn Stevens wants those in her position to be paid more in the near future.

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Russell TOTY utilizes modern methods

Russell TOTY utilizes modern methods

Russell Middle teacher Katherine Williamson loves math.

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Barrow elementary classes to pilot robotics program

Barrow elementary classes to pilot robotics program

A number of Barrow County School System fifth graders are poised to become part of a project on the leading edge of robotics in education.

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Principal exits a bookend to year of turnover in Barrow schools

Principal exits a bookend to year of turnover in Barrow schools

A year that began with the search for a new superintendent is ending with the Barrow County School System prepared to begin searching for two high school principals.

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Haymon-Morris TOTY focuses on getting students excited by science

Haymon-Morris TOTY focuses on getting students excited by science

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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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