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16 summer activities for kids

As school ends and the summer season arrives, keeping young bodies and brains engaged can be challenging.

May 18, 2014 | By Megan Gladwell FamilyShare | Education


BoE continues strategic plan, 2015 budget

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee presented her 2015 budget priorities to the board of education at Tuesday evening's regular meeting. The proposed budget included the reduction or elimination of several staff positions and programs as well as the upgrade and inception of new programs and job posts.

May 17, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee Staff writer | Education


Snelson-Golden launches STEM pilot

Snelson-Golden Middle School recently unveiled a pilot program that uses science, technology, engineering and mathematics to provide students with problem-based learning opportunities.

May 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Schools offering career, technology camps

The Liberty County School System will offer a career and technology camp experience for sixth- and seventh-graders this summer at the Liberty College and Career Academy.

May 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Be wary of Parent PLUS loans

Low-income parents scrambling to help their kids pay for college may be lured into taking on loans they can't really repay, say some prominent education scholars.

May 13, 2014 | By Eric Schulzke Deseret News Service | Education


GSU gets funds for military science hall

STATESBORO - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal visited Georgia Southern University on May 5 to sign into law House Bill 744, a part of the 2015 fiscal year budget, which includes funding for a new military-science building at GSU.

May 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Schools focus on 5 goals for plan

After a May 1 community forum when the public was invited to submit opinions and help identify goals, the Liberty County School System followed up Thursday with the first of a two-day session on those opinions and goals.

May 09, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Education


Students make recycling fashionable

Amber Johnson's art students at Diamond Elementary School put on a fashion show Tuesday for fellow students, teachers, administrators and parents. They designed, assembled and then wore outfits made from recyclable material.

May 09, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Education


Students raise money to fight leukemia

Liberty County's Family, Career and Community Leaders of America club, with the help of agriculture teacher Jeci Bohannon and the student council, raised more than $3000 through Pennies for Patients, a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

May 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


On-post schools having Walk to School Day

Brittin, Diamond and Kessler elementary schools are participating in today's International Walk/Bike to School Day.

May 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long 4-Hers planning busy summer

The Long County 4-H Club recently released its schedule for the summer, and according to program coordinator Lisa Overbey, there once again will be plenty of activities for local youth.

May 06, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


BI JROTC cadet honored by SAR

Cadet Walt Hurst, a sophomore at Bradwell Institute, recently received the Sons of the American Revolution Bronze ROTC Medal during a ceremony at the school. Bronze ROTC Medal recipients are selected for a high degree of merit with respect to leadership qualities, military bearing and general excellence.

May 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty schools release mobile app

The Liberty County School System recently released a new, district-wide mobile communications application from School Connect. The free app, which is available for Apple and Android mobile devices, will be used to keep the school community updated with district information and announcements. LCSS Executive Director of Technology Patti Crane unveiled the app at a community forum Thursday night at the performing arts center and demonstrated a few of its features.

May 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Superintendent reports on schools' progress

The Liberty County School System is on the move, and Superintendent Dr. Valya S. Lee is glad the community is on board.

May 05, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Education


School nutrition employees get their own week

Next week, students and parents will have the opportunity to show appreciation for the men and women working in their school cafeterias in Liberty and Long counties during National School Nutrition Employee Week, May 5-9.

May 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Hinesville students earn academic honors

The National Society of High School Scholars recently announced that Bradwell Institute student Nathanel Johns of Hinesville has been selected to become a member of the organization. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.

July 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Educators leery of law to allow school employees to carry guns

Part of a broad new Georgia gun law that took effect July 1 allows school boards to adopt policies that will authorize school personnel to carry guns at school, on buses and at school functions.

July 22, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten and Taylor Carpenter Correspondents | Education


Stewart Back-to-School Fair Thursday

CAIR and back-to-school fairs, coming to Fort Stewart on Thursday, will provide one-stop opportunities for soldiers and families to learn more about the communities and schools surrounding the posts.

July 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Camp designed to pique kids' interests

Area elementary-school-aged students studied up on a variety of subjects at the Georgia Institute of Technology STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) Camp last week at Liberty Elementary School.

July 21, 2014 | By Katelyn Umholtz Courier intern | Education


Armstrong waiving fees for soldiers

SAVANNAH - To demonstrate its commitment to the military community, Armstrong State University will waive all mandatory student fees for active-duty military starting in the fall semester.

July 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Armstrong waiving fees for soldiers

SAVANNAH - To demonstrate its commitment to the military community, Armstrong State University will waive all mandatory student fees for active-duty military starting in the fall semester.

July 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Two earn college degrees

Pamela Pettis of Chesapeake, Va., recently earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Thomas Edison State College of Trenton, N.J. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Pettis of Hinesville and a 1997 graduate of Bradwell Institute. Pamela is a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy as an engineering limited-duty officer and an officer in charge SWOS at the engineering learning site in Norfolk, Virginia.

July 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Youth get experience, paid training

For many students, summer means swimming pools, suntans and shopping malls. But for 35 Riceboro teenagers, the summer break is an opportunity to gain real-world work experience while exploring career options.

July 16, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


National educator to visit Liberty schools

The Liberty County School System recently announced that it has been chosen by the Georgia Department of Education and the executive office of the president of the United States to host a visit from David Mineta, director of demand reduction for the Office of National Drug Control Policy, on Aug. 27.

July 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Rally focuses on challenging students

Project Reach God's Anointed Now Generation Inc. hosted the 16th annual Back to School Rally on Saturday at Riceboro's community center gym.

July 14, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Education


Educators preparing for upcoming classes

Liberty County School System administrators gathered Wednesday and Thursday at the Performing Arts Center for a Summer Leadership Institute.

July 14, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Ga. Tech, Liberty Ele. team for STEAM camp

The Georgia Tech University STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) Camp will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 14-18, for first- through fifth-grade students at Liberty Elementary School.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Education


Board of Ed talks LCHS fire-protection options

The Liberty County Board of Education on Tuesday discussed ways to bolster Liberty County High School's fire protection.

July 11, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee | Education


Hosts sought for exchange students

Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world are seeking host families in and around Hinesville for the 2014-15 academic school year.

July 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Church sets backpack drive

The third annual Foreman/Russell Backpack Drive will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at A New Beginning Church, 2047 Highway 57 in Ludowici, just past Smiley Elementary School.

July 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


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