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Art class volunteers to paint walls at counseling center

It was nearly a year ago when Heather Brancato and a friend volunteered their time and skills to paint murals on the walls of Helen's Haven, a counseling service for children that serves the Atlantic Judicial Circuit.

October 23, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Education


Site shows public school spending

ATLANTA - The Georgia Public Policy Foundation has released a Web site that tracks, down more than $14 billion in spending throughout Georgia's 180 school systems and more than 2,000 schools.

October 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Local girl heads student government

Elizabeth Pirkle, daughter of Bob and Laura Pirkle, was elected student council president for 2008-09 at Savannah Country Day School. The president is voted on by all of the school's students.

October 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Grandparents bring something special to classrooms

Smiley Elementary School held a "Goodies for Grandparents Day" Friday, in honor of National Grandparents Day, which was Sept. 7. The day kicked off as Principal David Edwards welcomed a packed gymnasium at Smiley.

October 09, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


State top educator on morning show

ATLANTA -- Georgia schools Superintendent Kathy Cox says her two children were "pretty nervous" for her when she appeared on the Fox television program "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?"

October 08, 2008 | Associated Press | Education


Advocates for gifted children organizing

The newly formed Liberty County Association for Gifted Children met Tuesday to inform parents about the new program.

October 04, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


HPD detective helps with in-class investigation

Hinesville Police Department Det. Howard spoke to John Wood and Andra Harris' advanced seventh-grade English class at Lewis Frasier Middle School last week to help the students with their class project, a mock trial from the book "The Outsiders."

October 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Students to stage 9/11 Freedom Walk

Although many of the students at Lyman Hall Elementary are too young to remember the tragedy that rocked the nation Sept. 11, 2001, Principal Claire Blanchard says The Freedom Walk is an opportunity for students to join the community in commemorating the day as a lesson in history and social studies.

September 25, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Downtown campus eyed for AASU

Local officials are looking for a downtown location for Armstrong Atlantic State University's Liberty operations, which have outgrown their Patriot Center site.

September 16, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Education


Long 4-H wraps up productive summer

Several members of the Long County 4-H Club were recognized for their achievements.

September 11, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Long schools add portables to handle growth

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.

September 11, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Local students make Brewton-Parker Dean's List

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.

September 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Apple for teacher, Chevy Cobalt for student

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.

September 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Schools explain AYP ranking

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.

September 10, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Education


Group is spreading music

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.

September 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Education


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Lyman Hall teacher wins funds for makeover

Interstate Credit Union recently announced that Lyman Hall Elementary teacher Denise Blackmon had won its annual Extreme Classroom Makeover Contest.

August 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Education


Hineshouse Project sponsors local teens for conference

The Hineshouse Project Inc. selected and sponsored local recent high-school graduates or current high-school students to attend a youth-leadership conference, "Call of Duty: Making a Difference," hosted by the Georgia Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities from July 25-27 at the University of Georgia in Athens.

August 13, 2014 | Special to the News editor@coastalcourier.com | Education


Academic honor

The United States Achievement Academy recently announced that Tia Ayana Gonzalez of Hinesville has been recognized as a student of excellence in science.

August 13, 2014 | Special to the news editor@coastalcourier.com | Education


FLASH courses available to LCSS teachers

The Liberty County School System, through the teaching and learning department, will offer Focused Learning After School Hours (FLASH) courses for all teachers beginning this month. One-hour FLASH courses, held on announced days, will provide resources, tools and take-away items for the teachers' toolkits. For each 10 FLASH courses completed, educators will earn one Professional Learning Unit.

August 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


School system cuts STAR program

For the past 15 years, the Liberty County School System has contracted the Student Transition and Recovery Program as a means for discipline and behavior intervention.

August 13, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Student earns scholarship

James Long of Ludowici has won of the Interstate Resources Scholarship Program sponsored by Interstate Resources, Inc.

August 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


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