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Obama, math win student vote

Barack Obama fared even better than math in a mock election among Snelson-Golden Middle School students Friday.

November 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Top Frank Long reader wins $50

Joshua Atkins, a fourth-grader at Joseph Martin Elementary, understands how important it is to listen, concentrate and use time-management skills. His teacher, Elaine Dasher, encourages and motivates students as she introduces the standard/element for each lesson taught. While completing chores on his parents' farm, Joshua uses skills he has learned in school such as calculating perimeter and area, understanding the characteristics of geometric figures, measuring distance, comprehension of information read, identifying simple machines and explaining their uses (lever, pulley, wheel, gear, etc). Joshua said he is having so much fun he forgets he's working.

November 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Joseph Martin Elementary student uses school skills to get job done

Joshua Atkins, a fourth-grader at Joseph Martin Elementary, understands how important it is to listen, concentrate and use time-management skills.

November 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Wild things are at Taylors Creek

Where are the "wild things?"

They were at Taylors Creek Elementary on Sept. 30. The second graders in Melissa Aspinwall, Latricia Cobb, Jessica Nicholson, Jennifer Purcell, Katie Purvis, and Amy Yarbrough's classes performed an adaptation of Maurice Sendak's children's classic "Where the Wild Things Are."

November 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Ice cream party for MMS readers

Thirty-one students were invited to Midway Middle's First 9 Weeks Accelerated Reader Ice Cream Social Picnic on Oct. 24.

November 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Wal-Mart honors local teacher

Celestine "Cela" Barrett, a third-grade teacher at Jordye Bacon Elementary School in Hinesville, was recently named local teacher of the year by the Hinesville Wal-Mart/Sam's Club/Distribution Center.

November 15, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Teachers earn 'Bright Idea' grants

Coastal Electric Cooperative and its foundation began awarding more than $20,000 in Bright Ideas grants Oct. 24 to teachers in Bryan, Liberty and McIntosh counties.

November 15, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Math problems not isolated to Liberty's schools

During the NAACP's Oct. 16 candidate forum, a member of the audience questioned school board candidates about the Liberty County high schools' inability to make state AYP math requirements this year.

November 11, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Maintenance director retires

It's good thing Rick Evans says he "thrives on stress" because his job as director of maintenance for Liberty County schools had plenty of it.

November 08, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


School teaching parents how to help students succeed

On Sept. 16, the first of six sessions of PASSport (parents assuring student success) began with an introduction of the program. The evening's theme was "Winning with a Positive Attitude."

November 08, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


SGMS inducts new honor society members

Six students from SGMS were inducted as new members of the National Junior Honor Society in a ceremony held at school Oct. 16. Members were selected by the chapter's faculty council for meeting standards of scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship and character.

November 08, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Teacher honored for how she uses technology

The Liberty County Technology Office has begun a new program wherein its staff is recognizing teachers for their use of technology in their classrooms.

November 08, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Hands-on learning about Native Americans

Students in Adriana Poole's fourth grade social studies class at Taylors Creek Elementary constructed Native American shelters upon completion of their unit of study on Native Americans.

November 08, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long reworking plan for school makeover

LUDOWICI - The Long County Board of Education decided at its October meeting, to nix the idea of building a combined elementary/middle school and instead is looking at the possibility of building a new high school.

November 04, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


BoE buying test data collection system

During its monthly meeting, the Liberty County Board of Education approved a new, large-scale data warehousing computer system for tracking and analyzing students' standardized test scores and performances. The system costs just under $45,000, which includes the initial installment and the first year of data collection. According to the board's projected budget, the data warehouse will cost around $20,000 a year to maintain.

November 01, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


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BoE approves new contract for superintendent

The Liberty County Board of Education recently approved a new three-year contract, worth $190,000 a year, for Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee.

August 22, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Liberty teachers offered refresher courses

The Liberty County School System, through the teaching and learning department, will offer Focused Learning After School Hours courses for all teachers beginning this month.

August 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Teachers’ salaries equal or exceed other districts

Teachers in Liberty County are paid as much or more than their colleagues across the state of Georgia, according to Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese.

August 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Soldiers help pre-K kids learn routine

Starting school can be overwhelming for a 4-year-old.

August 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Area colleges

Armstrong state releases lecture-series schedule

August 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Lyman Hall teacher wins funds for makeover

Interstate Credit Union recently announced that Lyman Hall Elementary teacher Denise Blackmon had won its annual Extreme Classroom Makeover Contest.

August 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Education


Hineshouse Project sponsors local teens for conference

The Hineshouse Project Inc. selected and sponsored local recent high-school graduates or current high-school students to attend a youth-leadership conference, "Call of Duty: Making a Difference," hosted by the Georgia Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities from July 25-27 at the University of Georgia in Athens.

August 13, 2014 | Special to the News editor@coastalcourier.com | Education


Academic honor

The United States Achievement Academy recently announced that Tia Ayana Gonzalez of Hinesville has been recognized as a student of excellence in science.

August 13, 2014 | Special to the news editor@coastalcourier.com | Education


FLASH courses available to LCSS teachers

The Liberty County School System, through the teaching and learning department, will offer Focused Learning After School Hours (FLASH) courses for all teachers beginning this month. One-hour FLASH courses, held on announced days, will provide resources, tools and take-away items for the teachers' toolkits. For each 10 FLASH courses completed, educators will earn one Professional Learning Unit.

August 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


School system cuts STAR program

For the past 15 years, the Liberty County School System has contracted the Student Transition and Recovery Program as a means for discipline and behavior intervention.

August 13, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Student earns scholarship

James Long of Ludowici has won of the Interstate Resources Scholarship Program sponsored by Interstate Resources, Inc.

August 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long kicks off school year with a bash

The Long County Recreation Department held its annual Back-to-School Bash on last Saturday, and according to Randy Simmons, this year's turnout was one of the largest since the event's inception.

August 09, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Next PTP luncheon set

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will put on the Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Aug 21, at the Performing Arts Center in Flemington.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty’s school year off to smooth start

Though Coastal Georgia's summer weather is far from over, summer vacation officially ended for Liberty County School System students Wednesday.

August 08, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Armstrong cited for support of soldiers, vets

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University recently was named a Yellow Ribbon Program school in recognition of its support for veterans and active-duty military students.

August 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


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