Where are the "wild things?"
They were at Taylors Creek Elementary on Sept. 30. The second graders in Melissa Aspinwall, Latricia Cobb, Jessica Nicholson, Jennifer Purcell, Katie Purvis, and Amy Yarbrough's classes performed an adaptation of Maurice Sendak's children's classic "Where the Wild Things Are."
Thirty-one students were invited to Midway Middle's First 9 Weeks Accelerated Reader Ice Cream Social Picnic on Oct. 24.
Celestine "Cela" Barrett, a third-grade teacher at Jordye Bacon Elementary School in Hinesville, was recently named local teacher of the year by the Hinesville Wal-Mart/Sam's Club/Distribution Center.
Coastal Electric Cooperative and its foundation began awarding more than $20,000 in Bright Ideas grants Oct. 24 to teachers in Bryan, Liberty and McIntosh counties.
During the NAACP's Oct. 16 candidate forum, a member of the audience questioned school board candidates about the Liberty County high schools' inability to make state AYP math requirements this year.
It's good thing Rick Evans says he "thrives on stress" because his job as director of maintenance for Liberty County schools had plenty of it.
On Sept. 16, the first of six sessions of PASSport (parents assuring student success) began with an introduction of the program. The evening's theme was "Winning with a Positive Attitude."
Six students from SGMS were inducted as new members of the National Junior Honor Society in a ceremony held at school Oct. 16. Members were selected by the chapter's faculty council for meeting standards of scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship and character.
The Liberty County Technology Office has begun a new program wherein its staff is recognizing teachers for their use of technology in their classrooms.
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.
LUDOWICI - The Long County Board of Education decided at its October meeting, to nix the idea of building a combined elementary/middle school and instead is looking at the possibility of building a new high school.
During its monthly meeting, the Liberty County Board of Education approved a new, large-scale data warehousing computer system for tracking and analyzing students' standardized test scores and performances. The system costs just under $45,000, which includes the initial installment and the first year of data collection. According to the board's projected budget, the data warehouse will cost around $20,000 a year to maintain.
Midway Middle School will have a math and science family fun night, "The Amazing Math & Science Race," on Thursday, Oct. 30.
Donna Smith's second-grade class from
Button Gwinnett Elementary and Snelson-Golden Middle School both made Adequate Yearly Progress standards, the nationwide education evaluation system part of the No Child Left Behind Act, after a re-evaluation at the end of the summer session.
The Long County Board of Education recently recognized Harriet Chapman as the school system's special-education teacher of the year. She received a plaque at a recent board meeting.
Why go into heavy debt and disrupt your life for a certification of business training that you can get essentially for free? That's the question Laurie Pickard asked when she launched her No-Pay MBA project in August of 2013, setting out to earn an MBA using Massive Online Courses, or MOOCs.
Zaytuna, a small liberal arts college in Berkeley, California, has been granted accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The accreditation makes Zaytuna the first accredited Muslim college in the United States, reports Education News.
Brandon Standard, of Allenhurst, a senior, was named to the dean's list of Mercer University's College of Liberal Arts for the fall 2014 semester. Inclusion on this list requires students to meet grade-point-average standards specific to the college or school within the university.
In 1987, Congress passed a resolution designating the month of March as "Women's History Month," a tradition that each president since Ronald Reagan has honored.
The Long County Board of Education learned during its March 10 meeting that all state tests would eventually be taken on a computer.
Bradwell Institute won its second consecutive state Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl championship March 7.
Long County High School students recently planted a tree at the school to commemorate Georgia Arbor Day.
Catherine Wood from Hinesville won a $500 tuition grant at the recent Stallion Day event at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton.
David McGee, a sixth-grader at First Presbyterian Christian Academy, recently performed with the Middle School Honor Band for the Georgia Music Educators Association's first district.
Though only in its third year of operation, the Liberty College and Career Academy is making its presence known in the trade-skills competition circuit.
First grade A Honor Roll
The Hinesville Rotary Club heard from Liberty County School administrators on the state of the district and its plans at the club's meeting last week.
Students are choosing fruits in the cafeteria line more now than in 2012, when nutrition changes for school lunches were implemented, according to a study from Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut, The New York Times reported.