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.
• Smiley Elementary pre-K registration
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.
Georgia Coastal Youth, Inc. will host its fourth annual, free youth summit Saturday to help middle-schoolers and high-schoolers prepare for college and its required entrance exams.
ATLANTA - School districts in Georgia now have an extra month to decide how many teachers they will hire for next year.
Gov. Sonny Perdue signed into law Tuesday a bill that extends the deadline for educator contracts to May 15. The move is designed to give districts more flexibility as state lawmakers grapple with the state's sagging economy.
State School Superintendent Richard Woods is seeking middle- and high-school students to serve on his fall 2015 Student Advisory Council.