Jonathan Pollard cites a letter from Russell Middle and the board of education introducing the school-sponsored BYOT program in a recent blog post.
Barrow County Schools
Friday, April 26, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Letter to the Editor: Board of Education 'Wiggled Its Way' Out of Naming New Middle School for Prominent Black Educator
The middle school is under construction on Jefferson Street in Statham and will be named Bear Creek Middle.
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 …
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.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Brandon Mitchell is one of 10 finalists for the recognition.
A Winder-Barrow High School science teacher is one of 10 finalists for 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year. Brandon Mitchell, the Barrow County School System's 2013 Teacher of the Year, was chosen from a pool of 155 applicants. Over the next several weeks, a panel of judges will conduct video observations and interview each of the finalists. The winner will be announced at the Georgia Teacher of the Year banquet May 3, 2013, at the Georgia International Convention Center. Subscribe to Barrow Patch’s newsletters, follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook.
Friday, March 8, 2013
An e-mail from Barrow County's school superintendent Thursday afternoon stated the teacher is charged with distribution/solicitation with an electronic device, reckless conduct and criminal intent to distribute methadone.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
From proposed county management positions to the school system's budget, read what Mike Buffington has to say in a recent editorial.
Mike Buffington, co-publisher of the Barrow Journal, takes a look at the county manager's suggestions for creating two new management positions and the Barrow County School System's budget and fiscal policies and asks if a county commissioner will continue serving Barrow after being fired from public position with Walton County. Click here to read Buffington's editorial. What do you think about these topics? Tell us in comments. Subscribe to Barrow Patch’s newsletters, follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook.
Monday, February 4, 2013
The spelling bee, held Friday, Feb. 1, lasted 15 rounds before the Kennedy Elementary School fifth grader was named the winner after correctly spelling the word paucity.
Beverly Amoah, a fifth grader at Kennedy Elementary School, will represent the Barrow County School System at the District 3 spelling bee competition Saturday, Feb. 23 at North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee. Daniel Londono, a fourth-grade student at Bramlett Elementary School, was named runner-up and will compete in the district spelling bee if Beverly is unable to attend. Extend your congratulations to Beverly in the comments section below. Subscribe to Barrow Patch’s newsletters, follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Drill times will be staggered and should last about 30 minutes.
The Barrow County School System will be conducting lockdown drills at each of its schools throughout the day. The Barrow County Sheriff's Office advised parents and families of students about the drills on the agency's Facebook page. According to the post, drill times will be staggered and should last about 30 minutes. Drills have been organized with all school staff and principals. Questions or concerns regarding these drills should be directed to students' respective schools or the Barrow County School System by calling 770-867-4527. Subscribe to Barrow Patch’s newsletters, follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Students who placed in the top of their divisions will represent Barrow County at the Regional Science Fair in Athens.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Projects by 40 students can be viewed at the Barrow County Schools Professional Development Center and Central Offices.
Featuring the work of 40 middle and high school students, the Barrow County Schools Science Fair will be held today, Friday, Jan. 11. The science fair is open to the public and projects can be viewed in the board room at the Barrow County Schools Professional Development Center and Central Offices from 1 to 4 p.m. Thank you to Barrow Patch user Melinda Kay for posting this information as an announcement. Do you have news you'd like to share on Barrow Patch? Post an announcement now. Subscribe to Barrow Patch’s newsletters, follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook.