Dear Students, Parents, Teachers & Friends of Education,

New Russell Middle Ribbon Cutting

Russell Middle School held the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony August 30. Guest speakers included Barrow Chamber of Commerce President Tommy Jennings, Barrow County School System Superintendent Dr. Chris McMichael, Barrow County School System Assistant Superintendent Joe Perno and Russell Middle School Principal Paul DeFoor. Students provided tours of the new facilities. The new Russell Middle opened its doors for students August 1st for the 2016-2017 school year. Click here for pictures.

Haymon-Morris Celebrates Olympics With Music 

General Music and Chorus students at Haymon-Morris Middle School celebrated the 31st Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with a focus on music. During the Games, they learned and listened to songs used in sports-related television shows, movies, and musical arrangements that are remembered from past Olympics. In addition, the students created informative reports on individual Olympic athletes.   Each report required the student to conduct a bit of research on the Olympian; the report shared the type of music the athlete enjoys listening to, and it also included whether the athlete plays a musical instrument, or likes to sing. The "Wall of Champions" in the school hallway features a large torch, made up of many smaller torches that were each created by individual students. It was an exciting and engaging activity for the HMMS Music and Chorus students!

Bramlett Eagles Read to Soar!

Bramlett Elementary School held its second annual Book Character Parade last Friday to celebrate summer reading. Students who read and logged 500 minutes or more over the summer marched in the parade and all students and teachers were encouraged to dress as their favorite book character. We appreciate Winder-Barrow High School percussion and Senior Cheerdoggs for leading the parade. Students and teachers had a great time celebrating reading and we are looking forward to next year's parade. Click here for pictures.
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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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