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State superintendent tours Long schools

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.

November 22, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


MMS students trick-or-treat for cause

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.

November 20, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Head Start earns compliance certificate

The Head Start Program, sponsored by Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority, received its triennial federal review and was awarded the Blue Certificate.

November 20, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Education


Girl Scout councils merging in Georgia

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..

November 20, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Education


Student selected for conference

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).

November 20, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long HS homecoming draws out support

People throughout the Ludowici and Long County came out to show support for the 2007 Long County High School homecoming parade and pep rally.

November 17, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Waldo Pafford Kids Care Club aids project

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."

November 17, 2007 | Staff report | Education


Students make 'shocking' discoveries

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.

November 17, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Libraries set November events

Preschool Storytime

November 17, 2007 | Staff report | Education


Long library sets amnesty

The Long County Library will observe December as Amnesty Month.

November 17, 2007 | Staff report | Education


Brewton-Parker uses night to lure students

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.

November 17, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty teachers win $13,000 for projects

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.

November 15, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Education


Author visits Joseph Martin

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.

November 15, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Education


Co-op funds teacher innovation

This area's innovative teachers were honored by Coastal Electric Cooperative Thursday and Friday as its foundation handed out Bright Idea awards.

November 10, 2007 | Staff report | Education


The magic of education

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 and his magic shows, visit www.chadcrewsmagic.com

November 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


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Deal: Programs prepare students for work

Gov. Nathan Deal recently signed into law legislation creating work-based learning programs for Georgia high school students, which will increase their access to real-world education and further ensure that the state is shaping a qualified future workforce. These programs will replace Georgia's current youth apprenticeship program.

April 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


School board hopes to improve students' writing

Following a report at Tuesday's Liberty County Board of Education work session by Dr. Jennifer Walts, the system's new coordinator for evaluation, assessment and accountability, education leaders discussed steps necessary to improve students' writing skills.

April 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Education


Schools forum rescheduled to May 1

The Liberty County School System has rescheduled the community forum that originally was set for Thursday, April 24. The third forum now will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, 2140 E. Oglethorpe Highway, in Flemington.

April 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Bradwell singers stand out at state

Three Bradwell Institute advanced-chorus students recently participated in the all-state chorus in Athens.

April 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long County HS curriculum night Thursday

Long County High School will hold a curriculum night from 4-7 p.m. Thursday. According to Assistant Principal Sherry Lester, the event is being held to give parents and guardians the opportunity to meet with their children's teachers to discuss academic problems and review courses for next year. Parents also can get information on dual-enrollment opportunities and the accelerated program for college credit, Lester said, adding that orientation for incoming freshmen also will be at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. For more information on curriculum night, call Malinda Meadows or Rachel Wilkes at 545-2135.

April 23, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


School honors Hinesville veteran

The newly formed Thomas University chapter of the SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society inducted its first members during an April 15 ceremony in the Balfour Chapel on TU's main campus. Hinesville native Donald Harris was among the 27 inductees.

April 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty schools fall short of state average

Liberty County Schools received a district score of 72.6 in data released Monday by the Georgia Department of Education, falling short of the state average of 75.8.

April 21, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Armstrong dropping 'Atlantic' from name

The University System of Georgia's Board of Regents voted Tuesday to allow Armstrong Atlantic State University to shorten its name to Armstrong State University. The name modification will take affect at the beginning of the new fiscal year, which starts July 1. Armstrong is building a new 21,000-square-foot Armstrong Liberty Center on Memorial Drive in Hinesville. The new campus is scheduled to open in summer 2015.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor roll: Joseph Martin Elementary

Joseph Martin Elementary recently released its most recent honor roll:

April 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Scholarship applications online

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority - Hinesville Alumnae Chapter's 2013-14 scholarship applications are available for download at Hinesvillealumnae.com.

April 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Armstrong adds economics degree

SAVANNAH - Starting this fall, students at Armstrong Atlantic State University will have the opportunity to earn a B.S. in business economics, expanding on one of the university's most popular degree tracks.

April 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Governor to speak at GSU graduation

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University has selected the Gov. Nathan Deal and the 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year and Georgia Southern alumna Jemelleh Coes as the speakers for the 2014 spring commencement ceremonies on May 9 and 10.

April 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


AASU hosts military family day

On April 5, Armstrong Atlantic State University held a military family day for children whose parents are stationed on Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.

April 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Diploma-to-Work fair shows seniors options

High-school seniors who graduate next month but still are unsure of which career path to take were introduced to a variety of options Friday during the Liberty County School System's first Diploma to Work event at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center in Flemington.

April 15, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Schools' app will keep students, parents informed

Liberty County Board of Education members were introduced Tuesday to the school system's newly designed free app and taught a lesson in using social media. The Liberty County School System app will debut May 1, school officials said.

April 11, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


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