Welcome Winder-Barrow High School freshmen! You can officially consider yourself a “GG” Bulldogg! Freshman year is the most critical year in your academic journey. A great start in high school can mean an easier road to completing all that is required of you within the next four years. As a high school student, your independence and freedom increases and is more apparent. However, increasing your focus, maturity and determination maintain. Start to identify your support network with positive peer relationships, teachers, counselors and administrators. Tasks to consider can include, but are not limited to: taking the PSAT in the fall, increasing your student involvement by joining a club/sport, becoming more involved in volunteer opportunities, defining your pathway sequence to align with career goals, and talking regularly with teachers about your progress.
This freshmen page and our counseling site exists to give you all specific information that will help you navigate and remain focused this school year. The Counseling Department will assist in providing and disseminating necessary info on your freshmen year, as well as fun info in research, current trends, facts, and more.
IMPORTANT FRESHMEN DOCUMENTS (check back for updates)
September is Attendance Awareness Month. For this we’d like to make a post discussing the importance of attending school. From the GA DOE: Families all across Georgia wake up each morning and make a decision: whether or not their children will make it to school that day. School attendance is essential to academic success, but […]
Freshmen Advisement Lesson August 22 – 31st, 2016 Counseling Office – Mary Boykin (Freshmen) Cory Peppers (A-Har 10-12th) Danielle Hubbard (Has-Pa 10-12th) Dr. Christina Lowe (Pe-Z 10-12th) Liz Long (College & Career) […]
Winder-Barrow High School will offer the PSAT 8/9 and the PSAT/NMSQT on the morning of Wednesday, October 19. The state of Georgia pays for all 10th graders to take the exam at no cost. The cost for freshmen to take the PSAT 8/9 is $13.00 (no fee waivers available), and the cost for juniors to take […]
Calling all upcoming Freshmen! The 3rd annual Freshman Palooza will be July 27th from 8:30 – 11:30am. Please make sure to turn in your registration forms by June 7th to be guaranteed a t-shirt. Snacks will be provided and we encourage students to wear clothes that can get dirty. Forms can be turned in to the […]
The GA Department of Human Services (DHS) is excited to launch a new program for teen youth: Youth Empowerment Series. The program is a yearlong interactive series that empowers high school students through leadership development, community impact and experiential learning. During the 2016-2017 school year, participants will convene in different parts of the state to […]
Join the School of Liberal Arts at ABAC for a Summer Young Writer’s Conference on Saturday, May 7th! This one day conference is designed specifically for high school students interested in writing. Participants will attend workshops taught by published (and award winning) authors. Our featured author is Tom Phillips who is flying in from NYC. […]