SAVANNAH - The Savannah Technical College Community Council will host its fourth annual Tribute to Community STARs (Savannah Tech's Achievement Recognition) on Friday, honoring some 20 individuals nominated for their service and dedication at work or in the community. The luncheon is at noon Friday in the Eckburg auditorium on the Savannah Campus, 5717 White Bluff Road. The event is open to the public, and tickets cost $50 per person.
Taylors Creek Elementary recently had a Math Career Day. Twenty-five presenters, including businesses, agencies and parents, explained how they use skills learned in school - especially math - in their careers.
STATESBORO - Outstanding high school seniors recently attended Georgia Southern University's annual Southern Scholars Showcase at the Statesboro campus. Christopher Smythe, a Bradwell Institute student, was among the participants.
Students at Lyman Hall Elementary School learned firsthand Friday about several career opportunities available in Liberty County. Roughly 16 job types were represented at the outdoor career fair, said parent involvement facilitator Lavonia LeCounte.
Volunteers descended upon Liberty County schools Thursday in celebration of Read Across Liberty Day, co-sponsored by Rotary Club of Hinesville, Kiwanis Club of Liberty County, Target, Keep Liberty Beautiful and Prevent Child Abuse Liberty.
Liberty County students stepped up to the plate for a recent fundraiser for the victims of the Haiti earthquakes. Students at every school participated in different fundraising activities. Some schools collected coins, some classrooms had contests, some made a competition out of it, but everyone had a hand in raising $10,000.
Several members of the Liberty County Board of Education recently traveled to Washington, D.C. BoE Chairwoman Lily Baker, board member Charlie Frasier, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Mary Alexander and Assistant Superintendent of Finance Jason Rogers attended the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools Association conference. The organization is a nonprofit, non-partisan corporation of school districts from around the United States. It was created primarily to educate Congress on the importance of Impact Aid.
On March 18, Midway Middle School had its third nine weeks Accelerated Reader/First in Math incentive party. To be invited, students must have at least an 85 percent average and they must meet their individualized Accelerated Reader point goals.
Georgia was not among the states selected to receive first-round funding from the federal Race to the Top program. It does, however, allow the state to pursue funding opportunities in round two of the application process.
Graduating from high school and deciding what career path to pursue are two of life's first big milestones for many young people. Eriko Smith, a senior at Bradwell Institute, is just a stone's throw away from both of these and, thanks to the Liberty County School System's Work-Based Learning Program, she's well-prepared.
On March 22, First Presbyterian Christian Academy had its annual science night. On science night, all FPCA high school students create and present science experiments for the elementary school students, bridging the age gap between them for a night filled with fun and learning. The experiments vary from science lab staples, such as chemical reactions, to oddities most people would not recognize, like creating plastic or glow-in-the dark bubbles.
At its March meeting, the Long County Board of Education named a new high school principal for the 2010-11 school year. The board didn't have to look far. Current assistant principal, Scotty Hattaway, was chosen to replace Dr. Dolores Mallard.
Five members of the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Literary team, Kaelan Dorr, Caroline Riley, Nicole Lartigue, Megan Matthews and Patrick Steele, competed in the GISA Class A state meet on March 16 at Valdosta State University.
The Head Start program is accepting applications for the 2010-11 school year. Head Start centers are in Bryan, Liberty, Long, Camden, Evans, Glynn, McIntosh, Wayne and Tattnall counies.
ATLANTA - The Printing and Imaging Association of Georgia recently announced the winners of the Georgia SkillsUSA graphic communications and advertising design competition held at Heidelberg USA's Print Media Demonstration Center in Kennesaw.
In late March, Bill Humbert, former band teacher at Chandler High School in Glendale, Arizona, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. When former students heard of the diagnosis, they quickly established a GoFundMe.com account, which has raised more than $15,000 to pay for the Humbert’s accumulating medical bills.
MACON - A record crowd of more than 6,400 Future Farmers of America members, advisers and guests attended the 87th Georgia FFA Convention held April 23–25 in Macon.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Members of Snelson-Golden Middle School Honor Band became stars of their own Disney show Thursday when they entertained resort guests at Waterside Stage in Downtown Disney.
It's no secret that tuition costs are skyrocketing to unsettling levels.