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Sandi Rentz named WTOC Top Teacher

Sandi Rentz, a third-grade teacher at Smiley Elementary, was named WTOC's Top Teacher. Mrs. Rentz has been teaching third grade at Smiley Elementary for three years. She has taught a total of seven years. Mrs. Rentz emphasizes a love for learning to her students.

June 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Locals make South Georgia College's Dean's List

Latosha L. Adams and Katie D. Haymans, both of Hinesville, made South Georgia College's Spring 2008 Dean's List, according to an announcement made today by Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Carl B. McDonald.

June 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Two of Smiley Elementary teachers celebrate retirement

Faculty members of Smiley Elementary joined to honor Nancy Carter and John Carter for their years of dedication and service as Georgia educators. A celebratory dinner was held at the Jekyll Island Resort, and a PowerPoint presentation, which depicted two lives obviously dedicated to family and teaching, served as a tribute to the retirees.

June 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Saint Martin's University announces Class of 2008

Commencement for the 424-member Saint Martin's University Class of 2008 took place Saturday, May 10, at the Hal and Inge Marcus Pavilion at Saint Martin's University.

June 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Organizers promote 'Back to School Rally'

Project Reach G.A.N.G. Inc.'s annual "Back to School Rally" is more than a month away, but organizers are spreading the word early, hoping to bring in an even larger crowd than normal.

June 20, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Education


Schools spotlight young media moguls

Elementary students got the celebrity treatment at a May 14 Board of Education event where they were honored for their performance at this year's Georgia Student Media Festival.

June 20, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


Locals receive honors from GSU

Georgia Southern University students from the Liberty County area have been named to the President's List for the Spring 2008 term. These students have achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average with a minimum of 12 credit hours for the semester.

June 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Smiley Elementary announces third-grade spelling bee winners

The two top spellers from each third-grade class participated in Smiley Elementary's annual spelling bee. After many rounds, Cammie Hannula was named the winner for the 2007-2008 school year. First place went to Trevelyan Geer; second place went to Kylee Proffitt, and third place went to Christopher Lewis. All participants received a certificate and gift bag. Winners were awarded a certificate and trophy.

June 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


MMS teacher to spend summer in Japan

A Midway Middle School teacher will travel halfway around the world to see what it is like on the other side of the desk as part of a study tour with the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program.

June 18, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


Spring Fling at Smiley Elementary

LUDOWICI -- Smiley Elementary had its annual Spring Fling on May 6.

June 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Locals graduate from Valdosta State University

The following area students are Spring 2008 graduates of Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Ga.

June 17, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Middle schoolers help fifth graders buy T-shirts

Sixth-graders at Lewis Frasier Middle School recently reached a helping hand back to the grade below by raising enough money for the younger students to get their reward for graduating from the DARE program.

June 17, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


Long County school board releases information on superintendent candidates

The Long County Board of Education recently narrowed the field of superintendent candidates from 20 to 3.

June 17, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Long County High School holds senior banquet for 2008 class

Long County High School held its 2008 Senior Banquet on May 22 at the school cafeteria. Many graduating seniors received awards for outstanding achievement.

June 17, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | Education


Walker Middle School holds career day

As the school year wound down, Walker Middle School left its eighth-graders with some possible ideas for future careers as they make the transition to high school.

June 17, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


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LCSS rolls out new communication plan

The Liberty County Board of Education heard an update on the school system's 2014-15 communication plan at a scheduled work session Tuesday morning.

August 29, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Governor swears Lee into state council

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya S. Lee was sworn in Aug. 19 by Gov. Nathan Deal to the State Council of the Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission. Lee, the newest member to serve on the council, will be required to travel to the capitol to attend the panel's meetings.

August 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Demographics shifting in schools nationwide

For the first time in American history, schools are in for a massive demographic shift. This fall the overall number of Latino, African-American, Native and Asian students will outnumber non-Hispanic white students.

August 28, 2014 | Desert News Service | Education


Contest promotes family-friendly schools

The Georgia Department of Education, along with its partners - The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of Georgia, the Georgia Association of Educators and the Georgia Foundation for Public Education - now is accepting applications for the 2015 Georgia Family-Friendly Partnership School Awards.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Governor: Programming should be core class

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday recommended the State Board of Education amend state policy to allow computer programming courses to satisfy core requirements - math, science or foreign language - for receiving a high-school diploma. Deal is asking the Board of Regents of the University System to follow suit by accepting these courses for admission into institutions of higher education.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


School-meal prices increase in Long County

The price that students and adults pay for lunches increased this year in Long County, according to school nutrition director Stephanie Fox.

August 27, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


Local man earns doctorate

Linnie L. Darden Sr. recently has been awarded his doctoral degree in professional counseling.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


High-school student voted best at tech class

SAVANNAH - While many college students typically study hard for final-exam questions, Savannah Technical College's culinary arts baking and pastry students spend weeks working on their cake-decorating final exam.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long BoE recognizes top teachers, retirees

The Long County Board of Education during its recent meeting recognized the 2014-15 teachers of the year from each school as well as four retiring employees.

August 25, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Lee, school officials talk at chamber event

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee delivered a presentation Thursday at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's monthly Progress Through People luncheon, held at the Performing Arts Center.

August 25, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


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


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