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Long County celebrates new school

Though Long County High School has been open since August, officials held a grand-opening ceremony and open house last week.

December 20, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Lewis Frasier FLBA champions recycling

Lewis Frasier Middle School's Future Business Leaders of America has teamed up with Terracycle for the 2013-14 school year to promote recycling in the school and community. FBLA members and their adviser collect and sort items for recycling to help eliminate waste. The organization targets plastic bottles, aluminum cans, drink pouches and potato-chip bags. The items later are redeemed for prizes for the school.

December 19, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty 4-H hosts 'Peanutrition' Contest

Sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission, the Georgia 4-H "Peanutrition" Contest challenges 4-H members to concoct a snack containing peanuts or peanut butter.

December 18, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty schools accepting news online

The Liberty County School System is offering a new way for the public to communicate with the district.

December 18, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


County's graduation rate dips from year ago

Liberty County's 2013 high-school graduation rate of 72.3 is higher than the state's 71.5 percent, though this year the district's two high schools' graduation rates decreased slightly from the previous year's rates.

December 17, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Middle schoolers help Toys for Tots

During November, members of the Long County Middle School's Future Business Leaders of America chapter participated in a drive for the Toys for Tots program. Each member was asked to bring in one or more new toys to give to less-fortunate children.

December 13, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


Apple recognizes school program here

Apple education development and account executives named Liberty County School System's Galaxy Program an Apple Distinguished Program for 2013-14 Tuesday during the last school-board meeting of 2013.

December 13, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Bradwell helps students apply to college

Bradwell Institute recently held its third Georgia Apply to College event.

December 13, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


Savannah Tech is college of year

College Foundation's 10th annual Opportunity Award Gala.

December 11, 2013 | By Wyler Smith Correspondent | Education


BG students have dress-up book fair

Button Gwinnett Elementary School third-graders recently participated in a book fair in which students "own the character" by dressing the part of a character from their chosen books.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report | Education


DoD reviewing schools, including Fort Stewart's

Fort Stewart's three elementary schools are among 60 domestic Department of Defense schools to be assessed this coming year by the National Defense Research Institute (RAND).

December 05, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Schools trying to keep kids in class

The Liberty County School System has launched an initiative aimed at keeping troubled students in school.

December 04, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


Eagles write at Button Gwinnett

Several Button Gwinnett Elementary School students participated in an essay contest for third- through fifth-graders. They wrote on the topic "How can fundraiser money be used to help students and teachers at Button Gwinnett?"

November 28, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


WPE students thank soldiers

The Bert Show, a syndicated morning radio show broadcast daily on more than a dozen stations, is collecting letters of thanks so every soldier stationed or deployed outside the United States can receive an expression of gratitude on Thanksgiving. Waldo Pafford Elementary students wrote about 450 thank-you letters to contribute to the collection. WPE school counselor Tia Kittles said she was pleased with the students' effort.

November 28, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


Lewis Frasier art students welcome troops home

Lewis Frasier Middle School teacher Christiana Capp's sixth-grade art class made a banner to welcome home troops returning from deployment.

November 27, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Liberty 4-Hers compete at district

Liberty County 4-H members presented demonstrations on a variety of topics - including aquaponics, iPhone apps, volcanoes and bald eagles - at the Cloverleaf District Project Achievement on March 22 in Alma.

April 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


BI media center named one of the best

The days when school libraries were hushed environments where students sat hunched over musty books are long gone, as demonstrated by Bradwell Institute's award-winning media center during an open house last Friday.

April 02, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


What type of schools will Liberty operate?

Liberty County public schools soon may change the way they operate to comply with the Flexibility and Accountability Act for Student Achievement, which requires school districts to select a specific school model.

April 01, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Testing remediation set for classtime

For the first time ever, the Liberty County School System will conduct Criterion Referenced Competency Test remediation during the school year. In years past, remediation for the standardized tests was held during the summer, school officials said.

March 30, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Head Start touts kids' progress at open house

Liberty County Head Start held an open house for students' parents Monday to show how far their little ones have progressed.

March 28, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Military Family Day at Armstrong

Armstrong Atlantic State University will host Military Family Day from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 5 at the Armstrong Sports Center, 11935 Abercorn St. in Savannah.

March 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Five inducted in Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, La. - Five Liberty County residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

March 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honors at South Georgia, Oglethorpe, Morehouse

Malena Bravo of Liberty County recent was named to South Georgia State's fall 2013 president's list.

March 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Fine Arts Showcase for Liberty's schools

The Liberty County School System's Performing Arts Center hosted its first annual Fine Arts Showcase on March 20.

March 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long County students honored

Many Long County High School students recently were recognized for honors earned.

March 24, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


FFA'ers attend leadership conference

COVINGTON - Members of the Liberty County High School FFA chapter attended the Georgia FFA Success Conference and Greenhand Jamboree on March 7-8 at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center.

March 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


State changes attendance requirements

The 2014-15 school year will bring changes for some children attending Georgia schools. Health department officials in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties want to make communities aware of those changes before the end of the current school year.

March 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long schools celebrate Breakfast Week

All Long County schools recently took part in the 25th anniversary of National School Breakfast Week.

March 18, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


LCMS FBLA competes at state

Last month, 27 Long County Middle School FBLA members competed in the State Leadership Conference in Perry. They took part in events such as public speaking, creed recital, impromptu speaking, battle of the chapters, computer-related skills events and business-related testing events.

March 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Two middle schools starting STEM programs

Frank Long Elementary and Snelson-Golden Middle schools soon will initiate learning programs designed to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

March 17, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


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