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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


Volunteers teach reading as lifelong skill

Community leaders, soldiers, moms and dads, as well as business owners and employees volunteered Thursday and Friday to visit Liberty County schools so students could see someone other than their teachers show enthusiasm for reading.

April 29, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Education


Liberty CCRPI scores lag 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 25, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Education


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


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BoE conducts self-assessment, discusses communication

The Liberty County Board of Education held two meetings Tuesday in addition to a press conference to address contract adjustments for Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee.

September 12, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


ASU breaks ground on new Liberty Center

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal - along with Armstrong State University President Dr. Linda Bleicken and other city, county and state officials - broke ground Wednesday at the site of Armstrong's future Liberty Center campus.

September 12, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


FPCA graduate wins Pioneer Club scholarship

Brooke Standard of Hinesville has been selected to receive the 2014 Lisa Peebles Memorial Scholarship, awarded by the local CenturyLink Pioneer Club.

September 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


HS work program praised by coordinator

Long County High School Work-Based Learning is going well this year, according to program coordinator Brian Thomas.

September 11, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Liberty student on Keep American Beautiful

STAMFORD, Conn. - Keep America Beautiful has selected Liberty County High School student Ciara Goodmanson as one of 10 high-school students from across the country to serve on KAB's third national Youth Advisory Council.

September 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


State's online school has open seats

Georgia Connections Academy, a free public virtual charter school open to students from every county of the state, has openings for students in grades 9-12.

September 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Gov. Deal, other officials break ground for Armstrong Liberty campus

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, along with Armstrong President Linda Bleicken and other military leaders, city officials and state legislators, broke ground Wednesday at the site of the new Armstrong Liberty Center, slated to open in summer 2015.

September 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Schools earn math, science grant

The Liberty County School System received notification Aug. 21 that its Math and Science Partnership program proposal has been approved by the Georgia Department of Education.

September 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


BoE explains superintendent's pay adjustment

The Liberty County Board of Education held a press conference Tuesday morning to address the recently-renegotiated contract for Superintendent of Schools Dr. Valya Lee.

September 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


GSU teams up with Liberty schools

The Liberty County School System and Georgia Southern University have partnered in a research initiative known as Project ESCOLAR (eText Supports for Collaborative Online Learning and Academic Reading).

September 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Literacy week in state Sept. 15-19

In acknowledgement of September as National Literacy Month and the United Nations' observance of International Literacy Day on Sept. 8, Gov. Nathan Deal has proclaimed Sept. 8 Literacy Action Day and Sept. 15-19 Literacy Action Week for Georgia.

September 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Digital textbooks available free

Although the 2014-15 academic year now is in full swing, teachers, school leaders, parents and students still can access free, interactive digital textbooks through the Georgia Department of Education's website.

September 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


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


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