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Motivators brought in for LES students, staff

Students and faculty at Liberty Elementary started the New Year with several motivational programs.

January 27, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Teachers honored for use of technology

Teachers were recognized at a January meeting of the Liberty County School Board for exceptional use of technology in the classroom. The awards were presented by board members Charlie Frasier, Carol Guyett and Chairwoman Lily.

January 27, 2010 | Staff report | Education


Math work earns students limo ride, party

First In Math allows students to complete math problems and advance to different levels, earning electronic stickers.

January 20, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


BoE sets time, place for town hall meeting

The Liberty County Board of Education has set its town hall meeting for Thursday, Jan. 21, at the district's new performing arts center on the former Brewton-Parker College campus. The meeting is scheduled to run from 6-7:30 p.m. and school board members said they plan to address concerns from parents, educators and citizens.

January 15, 2010 | Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


Insurance lesson for special ed students

The Parent to Parent Organization of the Liberty County School System's Division of Exceptional Learning will presents a free training about certain types of insurance on Thursday.

January 13, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Schools lauded for gains

Two Liberty County schools have received statewide recognition from the Governor's Office of Student Achievement for their improvement and achievement during the 2008-09 school year.

January 13, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


School character lesson helps others

Button Gwinnett Elementary School's character education words for December were "joyfulness" and "goodwill" for the holiday season.

January 06, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Two from here chosen as Valdosta State ambassadors

Valdosta State University has selected two students from Liberty County for the VSU Ambassadors organization, a group that will assist the president with outreach activities, including graduation and alumni functions.

December 24, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Eighth-graders win in stock market

Eighth-grade students at Lewis Frasier Middle School won the Liberty County Region of the fall 2009 Georgia Stock Market Game.

December 24, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


WP first-graders have Thanksgiving feast

First-grade classes at Waldo Pafford Elementary School celebrated Thanksgiving by having a feast. The feast included vegetable soup containing all the vegetables that the natives taught the Pilgrims to plant. Each student made a placemat where they wrote what they were thankful for. All classes joined together and sat by someone in another class so they could meet someone new as the Pilgrims did. First-grade teachers are John Kirklin, Renae Boyer, Cindy Chandler, Naketa Gillam, Candice Hankins and Ruby Roberts.

December 24, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Santa visits pre-schoolers with deployed parents

As a way to offer support for families affected by the deployment, the Liberty County Pre-K has organized a Deployment Support Group. Pre-K parents meet informally to offer each other support and friendship during the deployment. As a special treat for group participants this month, Santa Claus visited with the children of deployed soldiers and posed for individual photographs. The group plans to meet at least once a month for the remainder of the school year.

December 24, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Area students nominated to service academies

Four students from Liberty County and four students from Richmond Hill have been nominated to U.S. service academies. Rep. Jack Kingston's office made the announcement on Tuesday, congratulating 17 total nominees from Georgia's First Congressional District.

December 18, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


AASU nursing students to study in China

The Far East is nearly within reach for a handful of nursing and health-care students at Armstrong Atlantic University who have been selected for a new study abroad program. AASU's Office of International Education received a $16,000 grant that will help foot the bill for 14 students to learn about Chinese medicine next summer.

December 18, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


Reading program has cash prizes

December 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Smiley honors students of month for restraint

Each month, Smiley Elementary School honors students who consistently exemplify positive character traits.

December 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Students get taste of 19th-century education

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. A front-page article Wednesday incorrectly stated that Dorchester Village board members Barbara Martin and Julie Martin are sisters. They are friends, but they are not related.

May 14, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


Students graduates from Tampa U

TAMPA, Fla. - Chardene LaQuét Williams of Hinesville graduated from the University of Tampa on May 9 with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

May 13, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty County High School principal retires

Liberty County High School Principal Dr. Paula Scott officially announced Wednesday that she is retiring at the end of the school year.

May 13, 2015 | Patty Leon | Education


15 best states for preschool

Preschool education might not be for everyone.

May 13, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Head Start spotlights teachers

Liberty County Early Head Start in Riceboro honored its teachers for National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4-8, with a display and activities organized by parents and the administration. The teachers, followed by their years of experience, are Amy Phillips, 6½, Sabrina Gage, 7, Tiffany Pinkney, 6½, Georgia Johnson, 6, Tammbla Jones, 6, and Joe Ann Calvin, 20. Center Supervisor Cathy Jennings, 21 years of experience, is not pictured. The center now is taking applications for free enrollment. Call (912) 876-5977 and ask for LaShonda Shepherd or Cathy Jennings for more information.

May 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


These are the qualities of a great teacher

In late March, Bill Humbert, former band teacher at Chandler High School in Glendale, Arizona, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. When former students heard of the diagnosis, they quickly established a GoFundMe.com account, which has raised more than $15,000 to pay for the Humbert’s accumulating medical bills.

May 12, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


Liberty, BI students attend FFA convention

MACON - A record crowd of more than 6,400 Future Farmers of America members, advisers and guests attended the 87th Georgia FFA Convention held April 23–25 in Macon.

May 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


SGMS Band plays at Disney

ORLANDO, Fla. - Members of Snelson-Golden Middle School Honor Band became stars of their own Disney show Thursday when they entertained resort guests at Waterside Stage in Downtown Disney.

May 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Why tuition costs are skyrocketing

It's no secret that tuition costs are skyrocketing to unsettling levels.

May 07, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Education


Long County superintendent wins award

Long County School System Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters has received the President's Award from the Georgia School Superintendent's Association.

May 05, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Urban students do significantly better in charter schools, new study shows

Students in major urban centers around the country perform better in charter schools than they do in traditional public schools, according to a new study from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University.

May 05, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


The perfect amount of homework for students

When a teenager arrives home from school in the afternoon, the last thing he or she wants to worry about is homework. After all, there’s TV to be watched, friends to hang out with and maybe even a job to fulfill.

May 04, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


Official explains charter-system school teams

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.

May 04, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


15 apps to help your child learn outside of the classroom

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.

May 04, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Corinthian colleges closure leaves students out in the cold

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.

May 04, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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