Since 1919, communities have been celebrating children's books with National Children's Book Week. Schools in Liberty County have special events, guest readers, contests and reading challenges to celebrate children's books in November.
Last week, Georgia School Superintendent Kathy Cox sent a letter to the Long County Board of Education recognizing all system schools as Title 1 Distinguished Schools.
The Coastal Electric Cooperative and its foundation awarded eight Bright Ideas grants, totaling $10,472, to Liberty County teachers on Oct. 28. The winners were surprised in their classrooms by the Bright Ideas Prize Patrol, which came with balloons, a check and gifts.
The gym at Midway Middle School was bustling with activity on Oct. 13, as approximately 400 people participated in "CSI: Midway - Curriculum Scene Investigation."
National Children's Book Week has been celebrated since 1919 and is to spread the word about children's literature and encouraging the love of reading.
Fifteen students from First Presbyterian Christian Academy were selected to participate in the 2009-10 Young Adult Liberty Leadership program.
Five students from First Presbyterian Christian Academy were selected to participate in the recent GISA All-Select band and chorus.
Students in Adriana Poole's fourth grade social studies class at Taylors Creek Elementary constructed Native American shelters upon completion of their unit of study on Native Americans.
Bradwell Institute's chapter of Skills USA volunteered to help clean up and restore the old Dorchester school on Saturday, Oct. 24.
The Long County school system went through its Southern Accreditation of Colleges and Schools review Oct. 26-28, and, according to Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters, the system did well.
Joseph Martin Elementary School's staff and students got excited about collecting money for annual United Way campaign this school year.
The third grade students in Debra Crowley and Carol Hough's gifted classes recently creating 3D models of Pilgrim homes.
Mary Edwards, LCSS transition coordinator for Liberty County Schools, has been elected president of the Division on Career Development and Transition, a special interest division of the Council for Exceptional Children in Georgia.
Community members heard more about how school-governance teams will be formed, and how they will function, during a recent community forum concerning the district's transition to becoming a charter system.
The National Center of Education Statistics reports that about 3 percent of the school-age population is home schooled. Parents mainly home-school their children because they are concerned about certain school environments, where there could be bullying or teachings that go against a parent's political and religious beliefs, the NCES reported.
Students hung out to dry when 30 remaining Corinthian colleges shuttered last week will lose all or most of their credits, leaving 15,000 students in dire straits. Many will not be able to transfer most, if any, of their credits to new institutions. Some were just days away from finishing their certifications.