LUDOWICI - In the final year of a three-year contract, Long County School Superintendent Dr. Edwin Pope is suddenly facing the prospect he may not return for the 2008-09 school year.
Author and public speaker Dr. Jean Feldman got Liberty County pre-k teachers up on their feet, moving, waving their hands during a workshop last week. That's what she wants them to do for their students.
Lewis Frasier Middle School Club "I am Worth the Wait" hosted a cereal drive for their November community service project. All proceeds were donated to the Manna House for the holidays. The club's focus is on aiding young girls in transition from pre-teen to teenage years. This club was established to educate adolescent girls to value their bodies by developing and maintaining self-worth. The club also stresses the importance of abstinence. The club is sponsored by Daphne Jackson-Sellers, Meretta McClenney and Monina Morris.
Smiley Elementary School's Media Center hosted a western Christmas celebration Accelerated Reading party Dec. 19 to promote its AR program and reward students who had scored 80 or better on their tests.
SAVANNAH - The Technical communications certificate program at Savannah Technical College prepares students for careers that require strong communication and technical skills, but for many students, it does something else, too -- it may help them earn HOPE scholarship eligibility.
The Lewis Frasier Middle School spelling bee took place recently in the Patriot cafeteria. Emerging winners were Ashanti Lee, sixth grader; Aubrey Garrido, seventh grader and Tyandre Neeley, eighth grader.
The Area VI Floral Design Workshop sponsored by the agricultural education program was hosted at Brunswick High School. The purpose of the workshop was to inspire the study of and interest in the design and marketing of florist arrangements through the agricultural education curriculum. Students were trained by Designer Tabatha McCall, owner of Mystical Gardens in Brunswick.
State Rep. Roger Lane visited the eighth graders at Walker Middle School on Dec. 17.
The Continuing Education Center at Georgia Southern University will sponsor a 36-hour intensive course that will prepare participants who are seeking certification as a Professional in Human Resources or Senior Professional in Human Resources.
Trends and techniques for working with young children will be focus of the 21st annual Southern Conference on Children at Georgia Southern University on Jan. 26.
Liberty Countians will have a chance to express their opinions on the qualifications needed in a new school superintendent Jan.17.
Bradwell Institute received the Governor's Cup earlier this school year for "significant three-year average gains in critical reading and math SAT scores," according to the award letter from Gov. Sonny Perdue.
Bradwell Institute won the 2014 Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Competition.
Liberty County School System's two high schools were named to Georgia's Access and Support Schools list last month. This distinction shows that 30 percent of the district's students who identify as African-American or Hispanic have taken advanced-placement courses and earned scores of 3 or higher on their AP exams.
Liberty County Schools Superintendent Dr. Valya S. Lee recently was honored by the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus for her contributions to education.
Area college administrators maintain dual-enrollment can help high-school students get a jump on their post-secondary educations and, in some cases, provide them the skills to be more competitive in the job market right after high-school graduation.
Serena Burkart, a fourth-grader at Frank Long Elementary, was the top Accelerated Reader participant for January. She eared 60.1 points with 95 percent accuracy.
School and Bradwell Institute have been recognized by Georgia State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge as 2014 Advanced Placement Honor Schools.
Bradwell Institute showed rising ninth-graders what they can expect when they enter high school this fall during a freshmen fair Tuesday evening.
As part of its initiative to educate parents, grandparents and caretakers on what it takes for students to achieve academic success, the Liberty County School System on Saturday held its first annual Title 1 Partners in Education Conference. More than 75 people came by the board of education office to participate in various workshops designed to inspire parents to take an active role in their children's education.
To garner increased participation in the school breakfast program, Liberty County schools will recognize National School Breakfast Week on March 3-7. The week's festivities are designed to increase awareness of the system's school breakfast program among students and parents.
The Liberty County High School drama club will be in the running for Georgia high school musical theater's version of Broadway's Tony awards, the Shuler Hensley Awards, when the cast and crew present the musical "The Wizard of Oz" this weekend.
Top Liberty County students and the teachers who most inspire them were recognized Thursday at a Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Progress Through People Luncheon at Connection Church on Patriot's Trail in Flemington. The event, held to honor local STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition program) recipients, was sponsored by Georgia Power and Savannah Technical College. The chamber has honored STAR students and teachers for more than 30 years.
Local high-school students got a feel for how a courtroom works when the Liberty County Bar on Wednesday hosted a law-day program at the justice center, complete with a mock trial. Liberty County High School students were welcomed to Courtroom A in the morning and Bradwell Institute students visited in the afternoon.
The Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes this year to more than 2,300 young volunteers who have made positive impacts in their communities.
The Liberty County Board of Education approved a number of personnel actions Tuesday, including accepting the resignation of Dr. Deborah Rodriguez, assistant superintendent for teaching and learning.
The Long County Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual Student Teacher Achievement Recognition ceremony at the recreation complex in Ludowici. With about 40 people in attendance, Board of Education Chairwoman Janet Watford presented the awards to Long County High School senior Brandon Abbott and teacher Denise Montgomery.