Dr. Judy Burton Scherer took her seat to the right of BoE chairwoman Lily Baker after Probate Court Judge Nancy Aspinwall administered the oath of office at the start of the board's July 8 meeting.
Liberty County School System announces its policy for family free and reduced price meals for children unable to pay the full price for meals served in schools under the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program. Local school officials have adopted the following family size and income criteria for determining eligibility.
Liberty County is well on its way to becoming home of the world's largest crayon after the colorful wax rolled in by the pounds toward the end of the school year.
The 47th annual Natural Resources Conservation Workshop was held June 8-12 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton. The workshop, which included 159 Georgia high school students - eight of which were from the U.S. Virgin Islands - and two chaperones, has graduated approximately 11,410 participants. Students from throughout Georgia attended a week's worth of activities such as field trips and classroom functions with opportunities to earn college scholarships at the end of the week.
ATLANTA - Georgians can now make tax credit-eligible charitable contributions to the Greater Opportunities for Access to Learning program. The GOAL program manages student scholarship organizations, which provide scholarships for students in public schools to attend private schools. This scholarship mechanism is the result of House Bill 1133, which was carried in the Senate by Senator Eric Johnson, R-Savannah.
Charleston Harbor, S.C. - A spectacular roster of American patriots headlined the 2008 Youth Leadership Conference held on board the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown at Patriots Point. Rising junior and senior high school students from throughout the southeastern United States attended this challenging four-day conference, June 25-27.
Tabeter Robinson graduated from South University on June 21, earning a Master's of Arts degree in Professional Counseling with an above 3.0 grade point average.
Georgians can now make tax credit-eligible charitable contributions to the Greater Opportunities for Access to Learning program.
The pat on the back Chary Williams received last month during a reception was more of push forward to pursue her dreams.
The monthly meeting of board of education had a lengthy discussion on possibly revamping the structure of alternative school for middle school students.
Tybee Island Marine Science Center is preparing to hold its 2008 Sea Camp, which will include hands-on and interactive learning activities. Campers will experience multi-sensory learning adventures on the beach and in the science center, and develop science skills during exploration of the coastal environment. Classes are available for campers from pre-k through fifth grade. Call 786-5917 or go to www.tybeemarinescience.org for more information.
Even though it is summer vacation, two recent graduates from Bradwell Institute will still have books on the brain, as they sign up for classes and make arrangements with roommates to prepare for their first year of college.
Live Oak Public Libraries programs at the Liberty Branch Library and Midway-Riceboro Branch Library
ATLANTA - Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson has named Terry Elam, the president of Augusta Technical College, as the interim president of Savannah Technical College.
Smiley Elementary School, Principal Sandy Jones will be leaving the Long County school system to take a position with the Liberty County Board of Education.
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.