To help some of Georgia's youngest residents understand the importance of preserving water, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the new Governor's Water Conservation Contest to encourage elementary students to think of creative ways to conserve water by designing a plan that promotes conservation.
GED tests will be given at Altamaha Technical College - Jesup Campus from 5-9 p.m. Dec. 3-4. Registration for testing must be done in person in Room 302-B on Monday (8 a.m. to noon), Tuesday (8 a.m. to noon) or Wednesday (8 a.m. to noon or 5-7 p.m.).
Nicole Carter, fourth grade teacher at Waldo Pafford Elementary School, has been named the systemwide 2008-09 Liberty County Teacher of the Year.
The Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper staff for Liberty and other area counties recently demonstrated the impacts of nonpoint source pollution with their EnviroScape model and showed a short video by the Environmental Protection Division on nonpoint source pollution.
This year National Children's Book Week is celebrated Nov.12-18. Take time with your children to enjoy a good book this week, and make sure to stop by your child's elementary or middle school to join in the festivities.
Smiley Elementary School students recently celebrated being "drug free" by participating in Red Ribbon Week activities.
In a "celebration of excellence" ceremony, Smiley Elementary was recognized as a Georgia Title I Distinguished School.
Two students from Liberty County were named to Armstrong Atlantic State University's president's list for the spring and summer 2007 terms.
These Midway Middle School students have been named "Students of the Month" for October for displaying cooperation: Nancy Ramirez, Victoria Nalley, Jazmine Lattimore, Connor Reynolds, Latisha Warner, Blaine Bunting, Kadicia Simmons, Justina Lopez and Brock Bell.
Atlanta - Secretary of State Karen Handel has announced the kickoff of the "Georgia Votes" high school voter registration drive. The Secretary of State's Elections Division is partnering with high schools throughout the state to increase awareness about registering to vote and the voting process.
For the first time in its history, Savannah Technical College enrollment has topped 4,000 students, according to the first official accounting for fall quarter 2007 (DTAE 7-day report) that reports enrollment at the state's 33 technical colleges.
The Long County Board of Education conducted their business meeting Oct. 8 and several items of business were addressed:
The Liberty County High School Rotary Interact Club spent part of October "Working Together for the Cure" as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Georgia School Superintendent Kathy Cox addressed a crowd who attended the First District Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals this past Wednesday hosted by Smiley Elementary School in Ludowici.
The Midway Middle School Builders Club, an affiliate of the Kiwanis Club of Liberty County, participated in its third annual Trick-or-Treating for Canned Goods in their school Oct. 24-26.
Button Gwinnett Elementary School third-graders recently participated in a book fair in which students "own the character" by dressing the part of a character from their chosen books.
Fort Stewart's three elementary schools are among 60 domestic Department of Defense schools to be assessed this coming year by the National Defense Research Institute (RAND).
The Liberty County School System has launched an initiative aimed at keeping troubled students in school.
Several Button Gwinnett Elementary School students participated in an essay contest for third- through fifth-graders. They wrote on the topic "How can fundraiser money be used to help students and teachers at Button Gwinnett?"
The Bert Show, a syndicated morning radio show broadcast daily on more than a dozen stations, is collecting letters of thanks so every soldier stationed or deployed outside the United States can receive an expression of gratitude on Thanksgiving. Waldo Pafford Elementary students wrote about 450 thank-you letters to contribute to the collection. WPE school counselor Tia Kittles said she was pleased with the students' effort.
Lewis Frasier Middle School teacher Christiana Capp's sixth-grade art class made a banner to welcome home troops returning from deployment.
Long County Middle School FBLA officers traveled Nov. 12-13 to Athens to attend the 2013 Fall Leadership Conference. At the conference, the officers attended a general session where the club was given an award for placing second in the state with its rally chapter banner. The banner's theme was "Leading others every day - that's the Wildcat way! Follow the wildcat tracks to success."
Math teacher Lisa Knight, a 2004 Liberty County High School graduate, was named teacher of the year Thursday during the Liberty County School System 2013 Teacher of the Year celebration dinner at Bradwell Institute.
Members of the Liberty County High School National Honors Society and Student Council did a trick-or-treat food drive Oct. 28 in Hinesville. The students asked for donations of canned goods from residents. Club members collected more than 370 canned goods. All the proceeds were donated to Manna House of Liberty County at 100 Commerce St.
Liberty County 4-H members competed Nov. 5 for the district Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree in Statesboro.
Schools in Liberty County have been celebrating children's literature throughout this month.
Button Gwinnett and Taylors Creek Elementary schools were recently named to Georgia's Reward Schools list for 2013. Taylors Creek was one of 78 Georgia schools named a highest-performance school, and Button Gwinnett was among the 156 highest-progress schools across the state.
Fourteen educators have been nominated for this year's Liberty County School System Teacher of the Year honor. Each was chosen as their individual school's teacher of the year. This is the second part of the Courier's effort to profile these dedicated educators before the system-wide teacher of the year is announced next week.
Thirteen teachers and one media specialist have been nominated to be this year's Liberty County School System Teacher of the Year.
The Delta GEMS visited Liberty County Head Start in Riceboro on Monday to help pre-schoolers understand Veterans Day.