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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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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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