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Jordye Bacon has spelling bee

Jordye Bacon Elementary hosted its annual spelling bee on Jan. 21. There were eight fourth-grade participants and six fifth-grade participants.

February 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


LFMS star students honored at breakfast

February 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


District tending to Coastal Academy

Though Hinesville's Coastal Academy is housed in an older, sometimes fickle building, the Liberty County school district has been quick to address recent issues. In January, a representative of the academy shared news of a leaky roof and heating problems at the school during a community forum hosted by the Liberty County Board of Education.

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


STAR luncheon set for Feb. 18

The annual STAR student luncheon, sponsored by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Bethesda Church, 116 Patriots Trail in Hinesville. STAR is a statewide program to recognize high-achieving students.

February 12, 2010 | Staff report | Education


Blind student honored for essay

Fifth-grader Na'im Harris, 10, is probably more prepared for a natural disaster than most adults, and his creative expression of this knowledge recently earned him an honorable mention in the Ready Georgia art and essay contest, which recognizes National Preparedness Month.

February 12, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


Post foresters take lessons to students

The Fish and Wildlife Branch at Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield is educating children to be good stewards of the environment.

February 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty students in reading bowl

With help from Liberty County School System faculty, a passion for reading also meant an academic competition, the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl, for students.

February 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Perdue proposes overhaul for teacher pay

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue is pushing legislation that would pay Georgia's teachers based on student performance, not their advanced degrees.

Sen. Don Balfour, chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, is introducing the bill.

February 09, 2010 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | Education


YMCA offers field trip on furlough day

The Hinesville branch of Coastal Georgia YMCA is offering middle-school students a daytime activity on the first furlough day of the spring semester.

February 03, 2010 | Staff report | Education


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


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Head Start spotlights teachers

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.

May 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


These are the qualities of a great teacher

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.

May 12, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


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