Dear Students, Parents, Teachers & Friends of Education,

Russell Middle School National Winners

Lexi McGuire and Anabelle Etterling represented Russell Middle School and Barrow County very well at the FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) National Leadership Conference. The conference took place July 3-7 in San Diego, California. Both students earned their spot to compete in National STAR Events at the conference by placing first or second at State STAR Events back in March. Lexi is bringing home a gold medal from the national competition in Teach and Train, and Anabelle is bringing home a silver medal from nationals in Career Investigation. These two students fully exemplify the theme of the week, which was being "empowered" to take the next step in our leadership journeys. Both girls had a great week exploring San Diego, competing in STAR Events, and networking with other FCCLA members from all over the country.

Photo left to right: Anabelle Etterling, Ms. Samantha Morris (FCCLA advisor and RMS teacher), Lexi McGuire

New Russell Middle School

The New Russell Middle School will open August 1, 2016. For more information visit the school website.

Back to school information for all schools:

July 23 - 
Transportation Open House click here
July 28 - Barrow County Schools will open at 10AM
July 29 - Annual School Open House
Elementary 8AM-10AM
Middle 10AM-12PM
High 11:30AM-2:30PM, Sims Academy 12PM-3PM

Please welcome our new Administration

Sims Academy Principal: Dr. Douglas Blackwell

Holsenbeck Elementary Assistant Principal: Mr. Dale Simpson
Kennedy Elementary Assistant Principal: Mr. Patrick Meadows

Helpful Links

Elementary and Middle School Supplies
Parent Portal
School Nutrition

July Board Of Education Meeting Highlights

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We welcome your input. If you have questions, suggestions or comments please do not hesitate to contact us and share them by clicking on the eNews email link below.

Dr. Chris McMichael

Board Members
Debi Krause
Garey Huff Sr.
Connie Wehunt
Michael Shelley
Lynn Stevens
Rickey Bailey
Suzanne Angle
Rolando Alvarez
Mark Still 

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July 23
Open House

July 25
190 Staff Returns

July 26
BOE Work Session

July 29
Open House

August 1
School Starts

August 2
BOE Meeting
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Barrow County
School System:

Boldly Committed to
Student Success

Ensuring an exceptional education that leads each student to become a high achieving and responsible citizen.

179 West Athens Street
Winder, Georgia  30680
(770) 867-4527

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