Dear Students, Parents, Teachers & Friends of Education,

Junior Olympic Track and Field

Soon to be 2nd grader at Kennedy Elementary, T'yonn Newton, a 7 year old athlete competing under the direction of Atomic Agility Track Club here in Winder, GA is preparing for the 2016 Junior Olympic Games hosted by the USA Track and Field (USATF) National Track and Field Association. The Junior Olympics are being held at Sacramento State University located in California, July 25 - July 31, 2016. T'yonn has shown great determination and sportsmanship while competing this season and her hard work paid off leading her to rank top ten in the state of Georgia and the southeast Region. T'yonn's accomplishments this season left her with the number one ranking for long jump scoring 10 feet 4.5 inches, number 5 in the 100 meter sprint with a time of 16:40, and number 10 in her 200 meter sprint with a time of 35:86 in the State.

The USATF Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships is the most visible youth athletic development program in the world since the mid-1960's. Many of today's Olympic stars began their track and field careers competing in the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships. Nearly 70,000 youth athletes compete each year in the Junior Olympic Track & Field and Cross Country programs and many of America's Olympians began as youth athletes.

Player of the Year

Winder-Barrow High School Student Pat Demarco was named the Northeast Georgia Player of the Year by the Athens Banner Herald. Pat hit close to .500 with 14 HR's. He was also named "the hitter of the year" in region 8AAAAA. Pat helped the Winder Barrow Diamond Doggs to go to the elite 8 this past year. He has committed to play baseball at Vanderbilt University.
Donation From Winder Barrow Community Theatre

The Winder Barrow Community Theatre (WBCT) recently donated a portion of the proceeds from "Alice's Wonderland Adventures" to the Barrow and Jackson County Food 2 Kids programs to help feed hungry students on the weekends. This WBCT play donation combined with donations from patrons attending this play totaled $721.50. The WBCT has been a long-time sponsor of the Barrow Food 2 Kids program serving students in need in the Barrow County School System. This cooperative program with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia provides weekend food-bags to identified students who might not have food to eat on the weekends. The cost to sponsor one child for the school year is $275.00 and the cost to sponsor a child for the entire year is $365.00. For further information about Barrow Food 2 Kids please contact Ellen Petree or Shannon Derrick at,, or call 770-867-4527. For further information about the Jackson County program, please contact Linda Foster at or call 706-367-3021.

More news:
Welcome to Jennifer Squires, new Assistant Principal at County Line Elementary.

And......Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year! 

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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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August 1
School Starts

August 2
BOE Meeting

August 30
BOE Work Session

September 5
Labor Day Holiday

September 6
BOE Meeting

September 7
Progress Reports
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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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