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.
SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College Phi Lambda members participated in a regional competition at Columbus Technical College in Columbus in February. The following students competed and placed in various categories. They will advance to the statewide competition April 2-11 in Atlanta.
Alyssa Mulvihill is the first-grade winner in the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition at Taylors Creek Elementary School. Mulvihill, who is in Christine Crystal's class, also won a county award.
Nine Bradwell Institute and 14 Liberty County High School FFA chapter members recently attended the Georgia FFA Success Conference on March 5-6 at the FFA/FFCLA Center.
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Sixteen FBLA members from Bradwell Institute participated in region competitions recently at Wayne County High School in Jesup. The business ethics team advanced to the state competition, which will be in Atlanta on March 26-27. Rickie Works and Xanthus Lee will compete.
Parents of preschoolers who live off-post in Liberty County have two opportunities this spring to enroll their children in the Liberty County Pre-K Center for the 2010-11 school year. Liberty Pre-K Center will have registration from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 17, and again from 8 a.m.- noon Saturday, May 1.
Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. A front-page article Wednesday incorrectly stated that Dorchester Village board members Barbara Martin and Julie Martin are sisters. They are friends, but they are not related.
TAMPA, Fla. - Chardene LaQuét Williams of Hinesville graduated from the University of Tampa on May 9 with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.
Liberty County High School Principal Dr. Paula Scott officially announced Wednesday that she is retiring at the end of the school year.
Preschool education might not be for everyone.
Liberty County Early Head Start in Riceboro honored its teachers for National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4-8, with a display and activities organized by parents and the administration. The teachers, followed by their years of experience, are Amy Phillips, 6½, Sabrina Gage, 7, Tiffany Pinkney, 6½, Georgia Johnson, 6, Tammbla Jones, 6, and Joe Ann Calvin, 20. Center Supervisor Cathy Jennings, 21 years of experience, is not pictured. The center now is taking applications for free enrollment. Call (912) 876-5977 and ask for LaShonda Shepherd or Cathy Jennings for more information.
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.
Long County School System Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters has received the President's Award from the Georgia School Superintendent's Association.
Students in major urban centers around the country perform better in charter schools than they do in traditional public schools, according to a new study from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University.
When a teenager arrives home from school in the afternoon, the last thing he or she wants to worry about is homework. After all, there’s TV to be watched, friends to hang out with and maybe even a job to fulfill.
Community members heard more about how school-governance teams will be formed, and how they will function, during a recent community forum concerning the district's transition to becoming a charter system.
The National Center of Education Statistics reports that about 3 percent of the school-age population is home schooled. Parents mainly home-school their children because they are concerned about certain school environments, where there could be bullying or teachings that go against a parent's political and religious beliefs, the NCES reported.
Students hung out to dry when 30 remaining Corinthian colleges shuttered last week will lose all or most of their credits, leaving 15,000 students in dire straits. Many will not be able to transfer most, if any, of their credits to new institutions. Some were just days away from finishing their certifications.