Dear Students, Parents, Teachers & Friends of Education,

Taylor Gray - 9th in Nation

Taylor Gray, representing the Winder-Barrow High Technology Association, travelled to Nashville, Tennessee in July to compete in the Career Preparation Competition. Taylor earned the right to compete at the national level by finishing as a Top 10 Finalist in Georgia. In the July competition, she competed against 7,500 students from all across the United States, as well as, Turkey and Germany.

For the competition, Taylor researched three jobs in the engineering field, wrote cover letters and resumes and prepared for an interview. After her resumes and cover letters were judged, Taylor qualified as one of the Top 12 Finalists. The final stage of the competition was a live interview in which competitors walk into the interview not knowing which career field would be the focus of the interview. She was interviewed as a Manufacturing Engineer. Taylor did a great job and placed 9th in the Nation for Career Preparation. We are extremely proud of her hard work, dedication, and success. Taylor is a Junior at Winder-Barrow this year.

Haas Automation, Inc. Supports Students 

Sims Academy of Innovation and Technology received a $5,000 grant from The Gene Haas Foundation to support student learning. The funding will be used for student machinist-based training and engineering activities. One of the Gene Haas Foundation's goals is to introduce students to careers in machine technology and manufacturing by sponsoring educational events, program and competitions that provide these opportunities. Haas Automation, Inc. is a billion dollar company and America's leading builder of Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machine tools.

Pictured left to right: Dr. Douglas Blackwell, Principal/CEO, Sims Academy, Curtis Mathis, Mechatronics Instructor, Sims Academy, Skip Birskovich, Haas Specialist, Phillips, Corporation/Haas Factory Outlet, Steven Griffing, Engineering Instructor, Sims Academy, Sherri Perry, CTAE Specialist, BCCS
Beth Parks, CTAE Director, BCSS

We the Kids of Mrs. Pittman's Class

In order to learn and have fun, we will follow the rules and show Dragon Pride! We will be free to love learning, love coming to school, and make lots of friends! We will make our parents, our school, and our teacher proud! We declare this for the class of room 2.109 at Kennedy Elementary School.
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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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August 16
Called 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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