Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Georgia Department of Education releases new performance indicator.
The Georgia Department of Education has released its first Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) that measures elementary, middle and high schools on a 100-point scale. The score is a combination of four components: achievement points, progress points, achievement gap points and challenge points. According to a press release, "the CCRPI is the new accountability system that replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measurement in Georgia." The department stated that the average score for Georgia’s elementary schools is 83.4, middle schools is 81.4 and high schools is 72.6. Apalachee High School scored a 72.9. Winder-Barrow High School earned a 74. Click here to see how other Barrow County …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Jonathan Pollard cites a letter from Russell Middle and the board of education introducing the school-sponsored BYOT program in a recent blog post.
Friday, April 5, 2013
The college has a campus in downtown Winder.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
See the musical "Footloose" Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Thursday, April 4
Members of Apalachee High School's musical theatre class are putting on their dancing shoes for this weekend's production of the classic 1980s musical "Footloose." The curtain parts on the stage at the Colleen O. Williams Theater in Winder at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door and can be purchased at the high school or at Winder City Hall. Click here to read more in the event listing in the Barrow Patch events calendar. Subscribe to Barrow Patch’s newsletters, follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The students are among 690 finalists chosen from almost 3,000 students across Georgia.
Wednesday, March 27
Three Apalachee High School students are finalists in the state's 2013 Governor’s Honors Program. Kaitlyn Ellington (social studies), David Martin (theatre performance) and Paul Serrato (social studies) are among 690 finalists chosen from almost 3,000 students to participate in the residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors. The Governor's Honors Program is offered by the Georgia Department of Education. The 2013 program will be the 50th consecutive summer, making it the longest continually running program of its kind in the nation. For four weeks, these students will spend the morning in their major area of nomination, exploring topics not usually found in the regular high school classroom. During…
The middle school is under construction on Jefferson Street in Statham and will be named Bear Creek Middle.
Wednesday, March 27
Dear Editor, Local residents are outraged after the Barrow County Board of Education "flip flopped" on naming the new school after a long time prominent African American Educator, Professor L. D. Sims. Professor Sims was educated at UGA, taught and Principled at the segregated Glenwood High in Barrow County, and he also served for many years on the Barrow County Board of Education. According to the President of the Glenwood Alumni Association, Johnnie Lay Burkes, the Barrow Board of Education had agreed to name the next school after something of Black Heritage, 12 years ago when the Board chose the name of the last new school. Mrs. Lay Burkes said to the Board at the last school board meeting: "you didn't have a problem naming the other …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
The board voted recently to name the new Winder-Barrow cluster school Bear Creek, a name chosen by students, over Sims Middle School, a name that would have honored a former educator and principal.
Saturday, March 23
In a recent editorial, Barrow Journal editor Chris Bridges writes the Barrow County Board of Education "had an out" in naming the new middle school off Jefferson Street in Statham. Students attending Winder-Barrow Middle School selected the name Bear Creek Middle School over Sims Middle School and a third option. According to Bridges, numerous Barrow County residents had hoped the new school would be named for Lafar D. Sims, a former educator and principal of various schools, including the black high school during segregation. The board of education followed suit and named the school Bear Creek. "Some school board members expressed that since it had been agreed on that the students would be the ones to decide the name, then BOE members …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The visit was part of the first lady's Read Across Georgia initiative.
Georgia's First Lady Sandra Deal, wife of Gov. Nathan Deal, visited Auburn Elementary School on Thursday, March 21. Deal read a poem written by her husband in 2011. Subscribe to Barrow Patch’s newsletters, follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook.
“I am honored and humbled to be chosen for this important role,” Kathy Pharr said.
University of Georgia President-elect Jere Morehead has named a Winder resident as his chief of staff. Kathy Pharr, an administrator with almost two decades of experience in a variety of campus roles, currently serves as assistant vice president for finance and administration and director of Health Sciences Campus administration. Pharr lives in Winder with her husband of 25 years, Jerry, who is the band director at Russell Middle School. Their oldest son, Joshua, is a junior at Winder-Barrow High School and their youngest son, Andrew, is an eighth-grader at Russell Middle. “Dr. Pharr has demonstrated exceptional skill in managing complex projects and has provided leadership for several major campus initiatives,” said Morehead, who will …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Kick off yard sale season by supporting the Marching Cats.
Wednesday, March 20
Proceeds from an indoor yard sale this weekend will go to support Apalachee High School's Marching Cats. The yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at 616 Atlanta Highway N.W. in Winder, the former C.A.G.E.S. building. Click here to view the event listing in the Barrow Patch events calendar. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Want to add an event to the calendar? Click here. Subscribe to Barrow Patch’s newsletters, follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook.