Liberty Elementary School's gifted class teacher, Lela Dickens, was recognized as a WTOC top teacher in September. Dickens said she always tries to go above and beyond to ensure her students are learning at high levels. She gives personal attention to each student and makes certain her teaching style fits the needs of each pupil.
The sound of maracas and the low beat of bongo drums punctuated students' animated conversations Friday at Liberty Elementary as children and teachers poured into the cafeteria to watch a performance in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
On Friday evening, parents wandered around the grassy field in front of Frank Long Elementary School watching their children play, laugh and enjoy the sunny day.
South Georgia Technical College recreation and leisure management student Brittany Mills of Ludowici recently was named student of the month for September during a student recognition ceremony in the John M. Pope Industrial Technology Center on the Americus campus.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kimberly Boucher's third-grade Liberty Elementary class held a mock trial on Sept. 13 for the Big Bad Wolf.
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.
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.
Sixteen squirming pre-K students sat in a semi-circle waiting for the surprise their teacher Kim Durrence had promised them.
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.
ATLANTA - The State Board of Education voted in September to post standards for three new computer science courses for public review and comment.