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WPE students thank soldiers

The Bert Show, a syndicated morning radio show broadcast daily on more than a dozen stations, is collecting letters of thanks so every soldier stationed or deployed outside the United States can receive an expression of gratitude on Thanksgiving. Waldo Pafford Elementary students wrote about 450 thank-you letters to contribute to the collection. WPE school counselor Tia Kittles said she was pleased with the students' effort.

November 28, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


Lewis Frasier art students welcome troops home

Lewis Frasier Middle School teacher Christiana Capp's sixth-grade art class made a banner to welcome home troops returning from deployment.

November 27, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


FBLA officers attend conference

Long County Middle School FBLA officers traveled Nov. 12-13 to Athens to attend the 2013 Fall Leadership Conference. At the conference, the officers attended a general session where the club was given an award for placing second in the state with its rally chapter banner. The banner's theme was "Leading others every day - that's the Wildcat way! Follow the wildcat tracks to success."

November 27, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


LCHS math teacher is county's top educator

Math teacher Lisa Knight, a 2004 Liberty County High School graduate, was named teacher of the year Thursday during the Liberty County School System 2013 Teacher of the Year celebration dinner at Bradwell Institute.

November 25, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Trick-or-treating as food drive

Members of the Liberty County High School National Honors Society and Student Council did a trick-or-treat food drive Oct. 28 in Hinesville. The students asked for donations of canned goods from residents. Club members collected more than 370 canned goods. All the proceeds were donated to Manna House of Liberty County at 100 Commerce St.

November 21, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


4-Hers learn by competing

Liberty County 4-H members competed Nov. 5 for the district Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree in Statesboro.

November 21, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


Schools celebrating children's literature

Schools in Liberty County have been celebrating children's literature throughout this month.

November 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


Two schools earn 'Reward' status

Button Gwinnett and Taylors Creek Elementary schools were recently named to Georgia's Reward Schools list for 2013. Taylors Creek was one of 78 Georgia schools named a highest-performance school, and Button Gwinnett was among the 156 highest-progress schools across the state.

November 20, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Educators up for teacher of the year, part 2

Fourteen educators have been nominated for this year's Liberty County School System Teacher of the Year honor. Each was chosen as their individual school's teacher of the year. This is the second part of the Courier's effort to profile these dedicated educators before the system-wide teacher of the year is announced next week.

November 18, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Educators up for county teacher of year

Thirteen teachers and one media specialist have been nominated to be this year's Liberty County School System Teacher of the Year.

November 16, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Teens teach preschoolers about Veterans Day

The Delta GEMS visited Liberty County Head Start in Riceboro on Monday to help pre-schoolers understand Veterans Day.

November 15, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Students, faculty form ribbon to fight drug abuse

During the recent Red Ribbon Week at Lewis Frasier Middle School, parents, students and staff formed a human red ribbon to show support for being drug free. Parents, students and staff walked one lap around the school and convened on the football field to form the ribbon. Fort Stewart also sent McGruff the drug dog to make the event a success.

November 14, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


Lewis Fraiser has parent night

Lewis Frasier Middle School recently hosted its first parent night of the year. Those in attendance discussed the use of Title One money, highly-qualified teachers, measurable goals for staff, measurable goals for students, the Title One parent-involvement budget and district and school policy.

November 14, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


Superintendent: New plans don't overburden teachers

Liberty County teachers are under pressure this year to quickly learn and implement a number of state mandates, including the Common Core standards and local initiatives meant to improve student achievement.

November 14, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Students to stage 'Taming of the Shrew'

Some Liberty County High School students seem to recite Shakespearian dialogue as easily as they text or Twitter-speak.

November 11, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


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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


Honor roll: Button Gwinnett Elementary

The following students were named to Button Gwinnett Elementary's most recent honor roll:

April 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor roll: Liberty County High School

The following students were named to Liberty County High School's most recent honor roll:

April 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor roll: Frank Long Elementary

Frank Long Elementary recently announced its most recent honor roll.

April 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor roll: Smiley Elementary

Smiley Elementary School recently named the following students to its honor roll.

April 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


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