Commencement for the 424-member Saint Martin's University Class of 2008 took place Saturday, May 10, at the Hal and Inge Marcus Pavilion at Saint Martin's University.
Project Reach G.A.N.G. Inc.'s annual "Back to School Rally" is more than a month away, but organizers are spreading the word early, hoping to bring in an even larger crowd than normal.
Elementary students got the celebrity treatment at a May 14 Board of Education event where they were honored for their performance at this year's Georgia Student Media Festival.
Georgia Southern University students from the Liberty County area have been named to the President's List for the Spring 2008 term. These students have achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average with a minimum of 12 credit hours for the semester.
The two top spellers from each third-grade class participated in Smiley Elementary's annual spelling bee. After many rounds, Cammie Hannula was named the winner for the 2007-2008 school year. First place went to Trevelyan Geer; second place went to Kylee Proffitt, and third place went to Christopher Lewis. All participants received a certificate and gift bag. Winners were awarded a certificate and trophy.
A Midway Middle School teacher will travel halfway around the world to see what it is like on the other side of the desk as part of a study tour with the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program.
LUDOWICI -- Smiley Elementary had its annual Spring Fling on May 6.
The following area students are Spring 2008 graduates of Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Ga.
Sixth-graders at Lewis Frasier Middle School recently reached a helping hand back to the grade below by raising enough money for the younger students to get their reward for graduating from the DARE program.
The Long County Board of Education recently narrowed the field of superintendent candidates from 20 to 3.
Long County High School held its 2008 Senior Banquet on May 22 at the school cafeteria. Many graduating seniors received awards for outstanding achievement.
As the school year wound down, Walker Middle School left its eighth-graders with some possible ideas for future careers as they make the transition to high school.
Atlanta - The 2008 Report Card for Parents, a searchable database of statistics on Georgia's public schools, is now available and posted on the Web site of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation at www.gppf.org.
Reidsville - Two Bradwell Institute students were awarded the Canoochee EMC Foundation Inc. scholarship at an award ceremony Monday night at Bradwell Institute.
The Hineshouse Project Inc. selected and sponsored local recent high-school graduates or current high-school students to attend a youth-leadership conference, "Call of Duty: Making a Difference," hosted by the Georgia Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities from July 25-27 at the University of Georgia in Athens.
The United States Achievement Academy recently announced that Tia Ayana Gonzalez of Hinesville has been recognized as a student of excellence in science.
The Liberty County School System, through the teaching and learning department, will offer Focused Learning After School Hours (FLASH) courses for all teachers beginning this month. One-hour FLASH courses, held on announced days, will provide resources, tools and take-away items for the teachers' toolkits. For each 10 FLASH courses completed, educators will earn one Professional Learning Unit.
For the past 15 years, the Liberty County School System has contracted the Student Transition and Recovery Program as a means for discipline and behavior intervention.
James Long of Ludowici has won of the Interstate Resources Scholarship Program sponsored by Interstate Resources, Inc.
The Long County Recreation Department held its annual Back-to-School Bash on last Saturday, and according to Randy Simmons, this year's turnout was one of the largest since the event's inception.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will put on the Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Aug 21, at the Performing Arts Center in Flemington.
Though Coastal Georgia's summer weather is far from over, summer vacation officially ended for Liberty County School System students Wednesday.