LUDOWICI - After adding two portables classrooms last year and an additional one already this year, it appears the school system is still grappling with growth in Long County.
MOUNT VERNON - Six students from Liberty County qualified for the Dean's List at Brewton-Parker College of Mount Vernon, Georgia, for the spring 2008 semester, announced Dr. Ron Melton, provost.
SAVANNAH - Going to school just got sweeter for high school seniors at more than 40 schools in 20 Georgia counties because of the Drive for Perfection Program. Drive For Perfection, an initiative presented by Savannah Chevy dealers, including NeSmith Chevrolet in Hinesville, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Education, will award two students with 2009 Chevy Cobalts for perfect attendance during the 2008-09 school year.
Administrators say Liberty County schools are still in good shape even though the Georgia Department of Education declared the system did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress under the federal No Child Left Behind standards.
The Liberty County Panther marching band got a bit jazzier with the donation of two trombones and a clarinet, donated by the Hinesville Jazz/Poets Meet Up Group last Thursday.
Liberty County High School will offer tutoring for the Georgia High School Graduation Test 3:15-4:15 p.m. Aug. 25 through Sept. 11. This session is for 12th graders who will be taking the test during the September administration.
LUDOWICI - Thursday, Long County High School had its back-to-school freshman orientation. The night began at 4 with Principal Dr. Dolores Mallard welcoming incoming freshman and their parents.
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College proudly announces Jason Williams as the college's new executive director of information technology.
Dressed out in T-shirts and shorts, Snelson-Golden Middle School students review expectations for physical education classes Aug. 12.
At 75 years old, retired educator Dr. Alexander Gardner Jr. continues to express his love for teaching by sharing his words of wisdom with students.
LUDOWICI -- All Long County schools made the Adequate Yearly Progress standards for the 2007-08 year.
The Long County Board of Education approved David Edwards as Smiley Elementary School's new principal at its July meeting. He replaces Sandy Jones.
As teachers came in for pre-planning Tuesday, they were greeted by two new faces in the office at Smiley Elementary. David Edwards and Ann Thompson were elected principal and assistant principal in July. They have both worked in the Long County School system for many years.
ATHENS - The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who were named Presidential Scholars or achieved the Dean's List for summer semester.
ATHENS - The University of Georgia expects more than 4,800 students in the new freshman class and they will set new records for academic quality and diversity, according to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Bradwell Institute's Future Business Leaders of America members recently competed in the FBLA State Leadership Conference in Atlanta. In addition to attending workshops and an awards ceremony, the students visited the Atlanta Americas Mart for a tour of the business marts. Bradwell FBLA adviser Pamela Woodard traveled with the students.
At the beginning of each nine-week grading period at Frank Long Elementary, students take a STAR Early Literacy Test to determine an Accelerated Reader points goal. During the nine weeks, students read and take tests on books within the assigned reading zone. Students must maintain an accuracy goal of 85 percent or higher during the grading period. Students who meet both the points and accuracy goals get a reward.
Liberty County 4-H members presented demonstrations on a variety of topics - including aquaponics, iPhone apps, volcanoes and bald eagles - at the Cloverleaf District Project Achievement on March 22 in Alma.
The days when school libraries were hushed environments where students sat hunched over musty books are long gone, as demonstrated by Bradwell Institute's award-winning media center during an open house last Friday.
Liberty County public schools soon may change the way they operate to comply with the Flexibility and Accountability Act for Student Achievement, which requires school districts to select a specific school model.
For the first time ever, the Liberty County School System will conduct Criterion Referenced Competency Test remediation during the school year. In years past, remediation for the standardized tests was held during the summer, school officials said.