The Head Start Program, sponsored by Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority, received its triennial federal review and was awarded the Blue Certificate.
May 1, 2008, will mark a new era of Girl Scouting in Georgia. Six Girl Scout councils in Georgia - Savannah, Athens, Augusta, Albany, Macon and Columbus will merge to create Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Inc. The corporate headquarters for this new high-capacity council will be in Macon..
This fall, local middle school student, Mr. Joshua Decker, will join a very select group of some of the most highly-acclaimed students in Georgia to take part in an extraordinary leadership conference sponsored by the Congressional Youth Leadership Council (CYLC).
People throughout the Ludowici and Long County came out to show support for the 2007 Long County High School homecoming parade and pep rally.
During Kids Care Week 2007 (Oct. 21-27), the Waldo Pafford Kids Care Club participated in a volunteer project under the national Kids Care Week theme of "Bringing Good Moments."
Walker Middle School students learned about several different science discoveries recently, as one of the mobile exhibits from the National Science Center in Augusta was in town.
Preschool Storytime Ages 3-4 Mondays at 10:30 a.m. (Nov. 5, 19, 26) Stories, songs and more. Tree Tots Storytime Ages 1-2 Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and more. Dog Dreams and Dark Sharks Liberty Branch; Monday, Nov. 5 at 10:30 a.m. Program celebrating the Savannah Children's Book Festival features poems and songs from Dog's Rule! By Daniel Kirk and a sea-design art activity adapted from The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark ...
The Long County Library will observe December as Amnesty Month. This means anyone with overdue books, movies and other items will be able to return them without any charges. All late fees and fines will be waived for the materials if they are brought in. There will be no questions asked.
MOUNT VERNON - Brewton-Parker College's Liberty County Campus hosted an open house Oct. 19. During the open house, representatives from the college's offices of financial aid, admissions, registrar and the divisions of education, business and social and behavioral sciences were on hand to assist prospective and current students with the enrollment process.
Coastal Electric Cooperative and its foundation awarded eight Bright Ideas grants totaling $13,462 to Liberty County schools on Oct. 25. The winners were greeted in their classrooms with a visit from the Bright Ideas Prize Team, who came bearing balloons, a presentation check and gifts.
Author, illustrator and publisher Pam Alexander from Tattnall County visited Joseph Martin Elementary School recently to share the books she has written about the state of Georgia.
This area's innovative teachers were honored by Coastal Electric Cooperative Thursday and Friday as its foundation handed out Bright Idea awards.
Chad Crews, whose specialty is educational magic shows in schools and libraries, was at the Liberty County Public Library on Wednesday in celebration of Teen Read Week. Crews brought with him a copy of the first magic book that he checked out from the library, "The Encyclopedia of Magic." He performed many exciting magic tricks for the audience and encouraged the children to check out magic books from the library. For more information about Crews ...
Liberty Elementary School students were wowed with a lively science presentation Oct. 19 when the National Science Center Fort Discovery bus stopped for a visit.
Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority administers the Head Start Program from its main office in Brunswick. It operates 11 centers in nine counties and is presently funded to serve a total of 917 preschool children. Centers are in the following counties: Bryan, Evans, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Wayne; and two in both Camden and Tattnall.
College Foundation's 10th annual Opportunity Award Gala.
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.