Liberty County students stepped up to the plate for a recent fundraiser for the victims of the Haiti earthquakes. Students at every school participated in different fundraising activities. Some schools collected coins, some classrooms had contests, some made a competition out of it, but everyone had a hand in raising $10,000.
Several members of the Liberty County Board of Education recently traveled to Washington, D.C. BoE Chairwoman Lily Baker, board member Charlie Frasier, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Mary Alexander and Assistant Superintendent of Finance Jason Rogers attended the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools Association conference. The organization is a nonprofit, non-partisan corporation of school districts from around the United States. It was created primarily to educate Congress on the importance of Impact Aid.
On March 18, Midway Middle School had its third nine weeks Accelerated Reader/First in Math incentive party. To be invited, students must have at least an 85 percent average and they must meet their individualized Accelerated Reader point goals.
Georgia was not among the states selected to receive first-round funding from the federal Race to the Top program. It does, however, allow the state to pursue funding opportunities in round two of the application process.
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.
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ATLANTA - The State Board of Education voted in September to post standards for three new computer science courses for public review and comment.