Children love having time off from school, but their delight isn't always shared by parents. Left to their own devices and without a way to channel excess energy, children may become screaming banshees or moody couch potatoes. By providing plenty of activities during the holiday breaks, parents can preserve their sanity and keep children busy.
WTOC anchor Sonny Dixon visited Walker Middle School on Thursday to promote the school's C.H.A.M.P.S. program. C.H.A.M.P.S., which stands for choosing healthy activities and methods promoting safety, is a 13-week Georgia Sheriffs' Association program that teaches fifth-graders about drug awareness, internet safety, abduction prevention, how to handle peer pressure and bullying and staying safe while home alone.
For the second time in recent history, Savannah Technical College earned national attention for its explosive enrollment growth, ranking 22nd nationally among fastest growing two-year colleges serving between 5,000-9,999 students, according to a report recently released by Community College Week magazine.
In recent months, national news networks have spotlighted bullying incidents in schools and colleges, including extreme cases where students have been injured or even committed suicide.
Twenty-five Bradwell chorus students recently participated in the District I Honor Chorus in Savannah. They practiced the music before the event and worked with guest clinicians for two days to prepare a concert, which was held at Armstrong Atlantic State University. Amanda Durden is the choral director at Bradwell.
Students and staff filled the front lawn of Taylors Creek Elementary on Nov. 19 for a school-wide reading rally. Every child carried a book and lined up to spell READ on the front lawn of the school.
Many teachers look to provide exciting experiences for children in the classroom, frequently using interactive supplies and techniques intended to make learning fun.
Students in Nicole Carter's fourth-grade class at Waldo Pafford Elementary School created cards to distribute to the residents of Coastal Manor Nursing Home for Thanksgiving.
The Hinesville branch of the Live Oak Public Library will have a winter reading program through Dec. 31 for children ages 0-18. To participate, pick up a winter reading record at any branch of Live Oak Public Libraries, including the Hinesville Library and Midway-Riceboro branches. After reading or being read to for a total of three hours, participants will receive a special prize (while supplies last) and an entry form to win a $100 gift certificate to GameStop. For details, call or visit any library or go to www.liveoakpl.org.
The grounds of Lyman Hall Elementary on Thursday night were packed tighter than a mall parking lot on Black Friday as parents and children huddled for warmth near the school's entrance in anticipation of the annual Christmas Ornament Extravaganza.
It's a busy time of year for Liberty County Pre-K students and staff. They celebrated Children's Book Week during Nov. 15-19. Everyone enjoyed daily themes - like hat day, crazy sock day, mismatch day and team spirit day - that encouraged students to get excited about books and reading.
SAVANNAH - Beginning in January, Savannah Technical College will offer a full slate of firefighting certification and instructional programs including:
Author Pam Alexander recently visited Smiley Elementary School and talked to students about the importance of reading and understanding history.
Liberty County High School made a donation of food and money to the Liberty County Manna House to help feed families who normally would go without a Thanksgiving dinner. LCHS Principal Paula Scott encouraged students and teachers to donate to the Manna House. The JROTC program spearheaded the fundraiser along with the Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning Entrepreneurial Ventures (Real) Club in collecting the school's donations of money and food.
Walker Middle School FBLA members participated in the second annual "Warm a Life" campaign this year. The students collected new and used blankets to hand out to local homeless people and shelters. They partnered with Mark Cooper of Factor's Cottage, Inc., who first encouraged the club to help him with his annual blanket drive. Last year, the club donated about 60 blankets. This year, the club exceeded its previous total and donated more than 90 blankets and 60 jackets to help warm the lives of others at Christmas. The blankets will be handed out on Christmas Eve.
Allison Walden, Long County's Smiley Elementary School art teacher, has won an Innovation Grant from Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Organization for Women Educators.
Frank Long Elementary School recently announced its second nine-weeks honor rolls:
Taylors Creek Elementary School recently announced its second nine-weeks honor rolls:
Last Wednesday Feb. 15, Bradwell Institute alumni Delrish Moore returned to his alma mater and spoke to Coach Faye Baker's Communication Skills class. Moore ...
Frank Long Elementary School recently announced its second nine-weeks honor roll:
Waldo Pafford Elementary recently announced its second nine-weeks honor roll:
Students at First Presbyterian Christian Academy are learning what it means to be kind through the school's Kindness Club.
STATESBORO - The 25th annual Georgia Southern fall commencement presented degrees to approximately 1,700 students in the school's eight colleges. Graduates included:
Bradwell Institute's Friends Helping Friends will walk up the state Capitol steps Tuesday to be honored by lawmakers for their service to special needs ...
Bradwell Institute recently announced its second nine-weeks honor roll:
The presidents of Georgia Southern and Armstrong State universities talked consolidation during a forum at Tuesday's meeting of the Hinesville Rotary Club.
Liberty County High School recently announced its second nine-weeks honor roll:
The Liberty County School System Board of Education will hold a called meeting Tuesday Feb. 14 at 4 p.m. before their regular board meeting ...
Frank Long Elementary School's True Explorers were told at a recent meeting to never give up on their dreams, even when they make mistakes.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University recently ranked No. 20 on Online College Plan's Top 20 Best Four-Year Colleges for Veterans list. Online College Plan compiled ...