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Writing contest at library for youth

Live Oak Public Libraries are accepting entries for the 2010 Young Writers Contest. Entry deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 20. The contest is open to children in grades kindergarten through college. Students are asked to write a poem using five words selected from the books of the authors and illustrators in this year's Savannah Children's Book Festival. The festival is set for Nov. 13 at Forsyth Park. For complete details and prizes, visit www.liveoakpl.org

October 01, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


BI JROTC installs leaders

The Bradwell Institute Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Program held its 18th annual commissioning/promotion ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 16, in the JROTC multi-purpose room. Cadet leaders for the 2010-11 school year were installed. Sgt. Maj. Julio Baez, the sergeant major for 6th Brigade, Cadet Command, was the guest speaker. He also administered the oath of office to the cadets.

September 29, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students get hands dirty with terrariums

Nicole Hampton-Carter's fourth-grade class at Waldo Pafford Elementary recently made terrariums to study the living and nonliving parts of ecosystems as stated in the Georgia Performance Standards.

September 29, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


New system aligns school strategy, goals

During a community forum Thursday, the Liberty County Board of Education discussed major changes in the way the district will plan and organize long-term goals for upcoming school years.

September 28, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Education


Students get scoop on financial aid

On Tuesday evening, students gathered with their parents at Liberty County High School to obtain information about completing their senior years and preparing for college.

September 24, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Education


Liberty youth at Georgia summit

The fifth Biennial Georgia Youth Summit was held at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton on Sept. 11-13. The three-day leadership conference was attended by 716 youth and adults from 133 counties. The summit is designed to increase awareness of state and local issues, enhance youth-adult partnerships on the local level and encourage youth to become active for the betterment of their communities.

September 22, 2010 | By Terri Thompson Special to the Courier | Education


Wolf gets his day in court

Kimberly Boucher's third-grade Liberty Elementary class held a mock trial on Sept. 13 for the Big Bad Wolf.

September 22, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Parents treated to breakfast with students

Joseph Martin Elementary's recent "Muffins for Mom" event was a success, JME Principal Sue Tolley said. At 7:15 a.m. Friday, students began to pass through the serving line with their parents, grandparents and guardians. Staff members greeted the families and served juice, coffee and muffins.

September 22, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Study: Teacher bonuses don't raise test scores

ATLANTA - Offering big bonuses to teachers failed to raise students' test scores in a three-year study released Tuesday that calls into question the Obama administration's push for merit pay to improve education.

September 22, 2010 | Associated Press | Education


Students get taste of Hispanic culture

Sixteen squirming pre-K students sat in a semi-circle waiting for the surprise their teacher Kim Durrence had promised them.

September 17, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Education


Adult education expands into Riceboro

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College and the city of Riceboro are partnering to bring adult education/GED classes to area residents beginning this fall at the Riceboro Youth Center on Highway 17.

September 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


State BoE: SAT drop due to number of takers

The largest and most diverse group of graduating seniors in Georgia's history took the SAT this year. The SAT participation rate for the Georgia class of 2010 - 74 percent - was among the top 10 in the nation. Of the state's 2010 college-bound seniors who took the SAT, 44.6 percent were minority students, up from 35 percent in 2005 and 30.4 percent in 2000. In addition, 37.9 percent of the state's SAT takers indicated that they are first-generation college attendees.

September 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


State kicks off Red Ribbon campaign

ATLANTA - Georgia will kick off its annual statewide Red Ribbon campaign at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Centennial Olympic Park. Last year, the event drew more than 500 students from across the state. The campaign signals the start of red ribbon activities in schools throughout the state Oct. 23-30.

September 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


AASU president to be installed in office

Dr. Linda M. Bleicken officially will be inaugurated as Armstrong Atlantic State University's seventh president at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. The date has a special significance for the institution, as it marked the first day of classes at the historic Armstrong House in 1935.

September 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


DoD schools face unique challenges

Multiple deployments and frequent school transitions are just a few of the issues on Marilee Fitzgerald's plate this school year.

September 13, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


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‘Candy Land’ is the setting for a special prom

Students spent an evening in Candy Land at the second annual Liberty County School System Special Needs Gala.

May 25, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Education


Mason Lodge names teacher of year

Hinesville Masonic Lodge 271 recently selected Mercedes Colon-Renta as its 2017 Teacher of the Year.

May 22, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Summit for educators on students' health

The Coastal Health District Chronic Disease Prevention Program will host a School Health Summit from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 31, at ...

May 20, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Lawmaker hears from MMS students

In honor of Earth Day 2017 last month, Debra-Lee Adams' third and fifth period English language arts classes at Midway Middle School completed a variety ...

May 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long BoE sees progress on school construction

The Long County Board of Education got an update on construction of the district's new school at their monthly meeting on May 8.

May 17, 2017 | By Justin Hall Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


State media fest judged here

More than 600 K-12 media projects from students across the state were judged in Liberty County April 28 for the Georgia Student Media Festival.

May 16, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Education


BoE adopts $101M tentative budget, rewords Spandex ban

The Liberty County Board of Education voted 4 to 3 to move forward with a tentative fiscal 2018 budget of $101.9 million.

May 16, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Education


LCHS grad earns degree, others get honors

Tiara Louise Howard, a 2012 graduate of Liberty County High School recently graduated from Morris College of Sumter, SC.

May 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


NAACP addresses controversy

Members of the NAACP attended the Liberty County Board of Education meeting Tuesday.

May 15, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Education


Vote correction: BoE hires new principal for Bradwell

The Liberty County Board of Education hired a new principal for Bradwell Institute Tuesday.

May 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Education


High school student artists take center stage

There are a lot of artistic students in Liberty County, and their work was on display during Liberty County High School's and Bradwell Institute ...

May 12, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Education


Look ma, no gas pedal: Students build electric car

The wheels were turning on Saturday - literally - as students from First Presbyterian Christian Academy showcased a working electric vehicle they built as part of Holly ...

May 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long County HS spotlights student art

Long County High School recently had its third annual High School Art Show. Parents, faculty, students and community were encouraged to look at the students ...

May 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


State budget includes $22M for new health building at ASU

SAVANNAH - Gov. Nathan Deal Monday signed the state's fiscal year 2018 budget, which includes $22 million in funding to build a health professions building ...

May 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Schools host movie night before tests

Smiley and Walker elementary schools recently hosted their first Community Movie Night at Veterans Stadium in Ludowici.

May 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


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