The Liberty County Board of Education will host a job fair from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 27.
State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox has announced a free, online remediation course for high school students to help them pass the science and/or social studies portion of the Georgia High School Graduation Test. Registration for the courses has begun.
In the fall, when the 2009 session of the Stock Market Game started on Sept. 28, the Dow stood at 9,789. When trading ended on Dec. 4, the index of stocks had climbed to 10,389. Along the way, Jackson Chandler, Andrew Eminhizer and Jordan Nettles, led by their teacher Carol Corwin at Lewis Frasier Middle School, used reading, math, analytical skills, and teamwork to win the Stock Market Game for Liberty County Schools with a winning portfolio value of $119,682.
The Long County Chamber of Commerce honored this year's STAR student and teacher during a Feb. 16 meeting.
The deadline for five different contests to promote participation in the 2010 Census is today.
Joseph Martin Elementary staff will participate in a fundraising "McTeachers Night" at the McDonald's on Highway 84 in Hinesville on Thursday.
Student Council at Midway Middle School collected coats and jacket to distribute to those who were in need of outerwear during the recent cold weather. Council members put out a plea throughout the school for coats and jackets and the staff and students responded generously. The coats and jackets were given away at the school on Jan. 15 and 19. Coats and jackets that were not given out on those mornings were donated to a local church that distributes clothing all year long to members of the community.
A career fair was held at Waldo Pafford Elementary School on Jan. 22 to encourage students to think about their future.
Smiley Elementary chooses two students from homerooms each semester to be the "semester superstars."
ATLANTA - Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker says Gov. Sonny Perdue's proposal to use lottery funds to replace general revenue funds for certain educational programs probably violates the state Constitution.
Baker sent a letter on Monday to the governor and legislative leaders stating his position.
The Long County Chamber of Commerce will have its STAR Student and Teacher recognition banquet Tuesday.
It will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Long County Senior Citizen Center as part of the Chamber's general monthly meeting.
A report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, an economic cooperative of 34 countries including the United States, found that poverty rates are now highest among young adults ages 18-25.
Three people in Mississippi faced charges of disturbing the peace, with possible $500 fines and even six months in jail for shouting a graduate's name at a Senatobia High School graduation last month.
Liberty County School System employees will not have to endure any furlough days next year, Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee announced at Board of Education meeting on Tuesday evening.
Students named to Joseph Martin Elementary School's fourth nine weeks "A" honor roll were:
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie became the latest GOP presidential contender to flip on Common Core, announcing last week his opposition to the curriculum and standards system once embraced across a broad political spectrum.
Students named to Frank Long Elementary School's fourth nine weeks honor roll were:
The new frontier of education, many experts believe, is video games. While the field is still maturing, most objectives can now be enhanced with games that allow students to collaborate and learn with more engagement while teachers are free to spend more time observing and helping, and less time at the whiteboard. Many of these games also offer parents and teachers tools to monitor progress on specific learning objectives.
According to an email distributed to all Liberty County School System staff, the new incoming principal of Liberty County High School is Stephanie Woods. Woods had been serving as an assistant principal for Bradwell Institute. We will update this story as more information becomes available. In the same email, Veronica Johnson has been appointed as curriculum specialist for the central office.
The Community of Inspired Women Inc. awarded its first scholarship to Kaisha Porter during its monthly meeting June 2 at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.
MILLEDGEVILLE - Two local students made the dean's list for the 2015 spring semester at Georgia College.