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Long honors semester superstars

Smiley Elementary chooses two students from homerooms each semester to be the "semester superstars."

February 03, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


FPCA students send project around world

In recent months, third graders in Suzanne Swindell's class at First Presbyterian Christian Academy have been studying the book "Flat Stanley" and learning about geography.

February 03, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Chain store gives to school here

On Jan. 15, Dollar General Enterprises presented Frank Long Elementary with a check for $5,000 as part of a program to give back to the educational community.

February 03, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


First-graders entertain other students, parents

February 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Waldo Pafford students get published

Waldo Pafford students recently participated in Young Writers of America, an educator-run organization sponsored by Boys and Girls Clubs.

January 27, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Motivators brought in for LES students, staff

Students and faculty at Liberty Elementary started the New Year with several motivational programs.

January 27, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Teachers honored for use of technology

Teachers were recognized at a January meeting of the Liberty County School Board for exceptional use of technology in the classroom. The awards were presented by board members Charlie Frasier, Carol Guyett and Chairwoman Lily.

January 27, 2010 | Staff report | Education


Math work earns students limo ride, party

First In Math allows students to complete math problems and advance to different levels, earning electronic stickers.

January 20, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


BoE sets time, place for town hall meeting

The Liberty County Board of Education has set its town hall meeting for Thursday, Jan. 21, at the district's new performing arts center on the former Brewton-Parker College campus. The meeting is scheduled to run from 6-7:30 p.m. and school board members said they plan to address concerns from parents, educators and citizens.

January 15, 2010 | Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


Insurance lesson for special ed students

The Parent to Parent Organization of the Liberty County School System's Division of Exceptional Learning will presents a free training about certain types of insurance on Thursday.

January 13, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Schools lauded for gains

Two Liberty County schools have received statewide recognition from the Governor's Office of Student Achievement for their improvement and achievement during the 2008-09 school year.

January 13, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


School character lesson helps others

Button Gwinnett Elementary School's character education words for December were "joyfulness" and "goodwill" for the holiday season.

January 06, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Two from here chosen as Valdosta State ambassadors

Valdosta State University has selected two students from Liberty County for the VSU Ambassadors organization, a group that will assist the president with outreach activities, including graduation and alumni functions.

December 24, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Eighth-graders win in stock market

Eighth-grade students at Lewis Frasier Middle School won the Liberty County Region of the fall 2009 Georgia Stock Market Game.

December 24, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


WP first-graders have Thanksgiving feast

First-grade classes at Waldo Pafford Elementary School celebrated Thanksgiving by having a feast. The feast included vegetable soup containing all the vegetables that the natives taught the Pilgrims to plant. Each student made a placemat where they wrote what they were thankful for. All classes joined together and sat by someone in another class so they could meet someone new as the Pilgrims did. First-grade teachers are John Kirklin, Renae Boyer, Cindy Chandler, Naketa Gillam, Candice Hankins and Ruby Roberts.

December 24, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Official explains charter-system school teams

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.

May 04, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


15 apps to help your child learn outside of the classroom

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.

May 04, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Corinthian colleges closure leaves students out in the cold

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.

May 04, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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