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."
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.
The Liberty County Technology Office has begun a new program wherein its staff is recognizing teachers for their use of technology in their classrooms.
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.
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.
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.
Midway Middle School will have a math and science family fun night, "The Amazing Math & Science Race," on Thursday, Oct. 30.
Donna Smith's second-grade class from
Button Gwinnett Elementary and Snelson-Golden Middle School both made Adequate Yearly Progress standards, the nationwide education evaluation system part of the No Child Left Behind Act, after a re-evaluation at the end of the summer session.
SAVANNAH - Thomas Z. Jones, who has led the transformation of Armstrong Atlantic State University from a quiet commuter campus of 5,400 students to a residential university of more than 7,000 students, has announced that he will leave his post as president of AASU effective June 30.
The corporate office for Keep America Beautiful announced a Liberty County school has ranked nationally in the 2008 Return the Warmth Program. First United Methodist Pre-K and Kindergarten placed 19th in the national plastics recycling effort, with approximately 1,000 schools competing in the nation.
Live Oak Public Libraries programs at the Liberty Branch Library and Midway-Riceboro Branch Library during October include:
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. - Dollar General recently announced that Bradwell Institute in Hinesville has been awarded a $1,881 back-to-school grant.
It was nearly a year ago when Heather Brancato and a friend volunteered their time and skills to paint murals on the walls of Helen's Haven, a counseling service for children that serves the Atlantic Judicial Circuit.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Public Policy Foundation has released a Web site that tracks, down more than $14 billion in spending throughout Georgia's 180 school systems and more than 2,000 schools.
The Village Children's Learning Center celebrated its annual open house Sept. 25.
All Long County schools participated in National School Lunch Week, which took place Oct. 14-17.
Over the past several years, Armstrong State University has increasingly focused on its "military-affiliated" student population – that is, active-duty, reserve and National Guard service-members, retirees, veterans and their families.
Liberty County High School jumped over nearly 40 other schools in a contest to win $100,000 and a concert by The Band Perry.
The Liberty County School System held a community forum last Thursday at the Performing Arts Center, which included discussion on becoming a charter-school system.
The Liberty County High School FFA chapter volunteered at the Healthy Hinesville 5K on Saturday, Oct. 11. Proceeds from the event will benefit mental-health patients and awareness. FFA members manned the water stations at the quarter and half-way points for the 5K runners.
Coastal Electric Cooperative and its foundation awarded 16 grants totaling over $22,000 Wednesday and Thursday to teachers in Bryan, Liberty and McIntosh counties. The winning teachers were caught by surprise when Bright Ideas Prize Patrol members came to their classrooms to present them with giant balloon bouquets, gifts and checks.
Georgia's First Lady, Sandra Deal, stopped by the Liberty County Pre-K Center on Tuesday morning as part of her state-wide tour to promote literacy and celebrate Georgia's Pre-K Month.
Students often are told that education is an investment that will pay off in the future. For 48 Bradwell Institute students, though, time spent studying is beginning to pay off now - quite literally.
Smiley Elementary School recently held its annual Curriculum Day/Picnic for Parents celebration.
Georgia will celebrate National School Bus Safety Week from Oct. 20-24 and School Bus Driver Appreciation Day on Monday, Oct. 20.
The Liberty County Board of Education on Tuesday heard an update from Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee regarding progress the district has made toward achieving its stated goals.
Liberty Elementary students celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month in style with authentic Hispanic garb, music and dancing - lots of dancing.
Coastal Pines Technical College recently announced that it has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
Donnie Pulliam was inducted into The National Society of Collegiate Scholars at Morehouse College on Oct. 4.