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Mission Statement

improving minds improving lives logo

School BeliefsGG Pledgeimage

  • All students are capable of learning and should be provided with a variety of instructional approaches to support their learning.
  • All students should be given opportunities to be successful.
  • All students should be provided with the tools (technology, academic, community service, tolerance to lead productive, fulfilling lives as citizens of the twenty-first century.
  • Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional, cultural and intellectual needs.
  • Students learn best in a safe environment that encourages respect, tolerance, trust and dignity.
  • Students, teachers, administrators, parents and the community share the responsibility for student success.
  • The commitment to continuous improvement is necessary to enable students to become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners.
  • Teachers should continuously reflect on effective practices while investigating opportunities for professional growth.

School Goals
1. Students will demonstrate academic success as measured by the GHSGT and/or EOCT.

2. Ninth grade students will be provided academic support to prepare them for a rigorous curriculum.

3. Students will be challenged to achieve their potential and will be provided the support necessary to reach that potential (IEP, RTI, Title I, gifted & honors programs).

4. Graduation rate will increase to eighty percent.

Alma Mater

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We will sing and raise our voices
Shouting far and near.
All our songs of welcome bringing
To thy memory dear.

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(Chorus)
Alma Mater, Alma Mater
Beautiful and true.
Love and praises never failing,
We bring all to you.

3
High School days are swiftly passing.
Years bring memory, too.
We’ll stand by our Winder-Barrow
Sealed by friendship true.

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(Chorus)
Alma Mater, Alma Mater
Beautiful and true.
Love and praises never failing,
We bring all to you.

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We may wander far from Winder,
But at close of day,
Children all we’ll think of thee,
For we are thine for aye.

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(Chorus)
Alma Mater, Alma Mater
Beautiful and true.
Love and praises never failing,
We bring all to you.

“GG” Legend: The Meaning of the “GG”
People have begun to sit up and take notice that Winder-Barrow High School has an unusual spelling of their school mascot. It is no spelling mistake. And, yes, people from Winder do know how to spell. There is a meaning behind the two G's in the Winder-Barrow Bulldogg!

 In 1985, the student body voted to add the extra "g" to the Winder-Barrow Bulldogg mascot. The extra "g" stands for "Extra Effort." The Winder-Barrow "Doggs" are not your average dogs; therefore, the name is not an average name.

The New World Webster Dictionary describes a bulldog as a "short-haired square-jawed heavily built dog...stubborn..." A Barrow County "Bulldogg," however, is a different breed of animal. It is better described as a "creature that lives west of the Mulberry River and east-northeast of the Apalachee River in the Lower Piedmont Regions of North Georgia, peculiar only to that area known as Barrow County. While it resembles the bulldog in spirit and stubbornness, the similarities there stop."

 The B-U-L-L-D-O-G-G has a tendency to roam in a pack. It loves a challenge and should never be backed against the wall from where, legend has it, the DOGG gets its strength and courage. Another local legend says that it was created from a mythological wall that provided inner strength to those it created. The PRIDE within a BULLDOGG is like no other.

In many cases, a dog's bark is worse than its bite. Not so with the BULLDOGG, whose bite is considered to be far more dangerous than its bark! Don't mess with a legend.

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 WINDER-BARROW HIGH SCHOOL Dr. Al Darby, Principal 272 North 5th Avenue, Winder, GA 30680 PHONE (770)867-4519 | FAX (770)867-6412
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