LUDOWICI - In the final year of a three-year contract, Long County School Superintendent Dr. Edwin Pope is suddenly facing the prospect he may not return for the 2008-09 school year.
Author and public speaker Dr. Jean Feldman got Liberty County pre-k teachers up on their feet, moving, waving their hands during a workshop last week. That's what she wants them to do for their students.
Lewis Frasier Middle School Club "I am Worth the Wait" hosted a cereal drive for their November community service project. All proceeds were donated to the Manna House for the holidays. The club's focus is on aiding young girls in transition from pre-teen to teenage years. This club was established to educate adolescent girls to value their bodies by developing and maintaining self-worth. The club also stresses the importance of abstinence. The club is sponsored by Daphne Jackson-Sellers, Meretta McClenney and Monina Morris.
Smiley Elementary School's Media Center hosted a western Christmas celebration Accelerated Reading party Dec. 19 to promote its AR program and reward students who had scored 80 or better on their tests.
SAVANNAH - The Technical communications certificate program at Savannah Technical College prepares students for careers that require strong communication and technical skills, but for many students, it does something else, too -- it may help them earn HOPE scholarship eligibility.
The Lewis Frasier Middle School spelling bee took place recently in the Patriot cafeteria. Emerging winners were Ashanti Lee, sixth grader; Aubrey Garrido, seventh grader and Tyandre Neeley, eighth grader.
The Area VI Floral Design Workshop sponsored by the agricultural education program was hosted at Brunswick High School. The purpose of the workshop was to inspire the study of and interest in the design and marketing of florist arrangements through the agricultural education curriculum. Students were trained by Designer Tabatha McCall, owner of Mystical Gardens in Brunswick.
State Rep. Roger Lane visited the eighth graders at Walker Middle School on Dec. 17.
The Continuing Education Center at Georgia Southern University will sponsor a 36-hour intensive course that will prepare participants who are seeking certification as a Professional in Human Resources or Senior Professional in Human Resources.
Trends and techniques for working with young children will be focus of the 21st annual Southern Conference on Children at Georgia Southern University on Jan. 26.
Liberty Countians will have a chance to express their opinions on the qualifications needed in a new school superintendent Jan.17.
Bradwell Institute received the Governor's Cup earlier this school year for "significant three-year average gains in critical reading and math SAT scores," according to the award letter from Gov. Sonny Perdue.
12th grade: Krystal Alexis
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University will host five spring Family Days for students and their parents.
The Village Children's Learning Center in Hinesville celebrated National School Choice Week on Jan. 27-31 in conjunction with the school's open house and annual art show events.
JROTC cadets from Bradwell Institute and Liberty County High School joined schools from around the region Saturday for a JROTC Combined Drill Meet at Benedictine Military in Savannah. It was the first of four drill meets at various sites around the region in preparation for the Feb. 20 Regional Formal Inspection. The students from Bradwell and Liberty earned first-place finishes in several meet categories.
Liberty County public-school students won't find high-calorie junk food favorites like chili cheese fries in their school cafeterias anytime soon, but they may find some new, healthier choices taste-tested by their peers.
The Liberty County School System will send individual student-growth model reports home to parents on Feb. 6. These Georgia Student Growth Model reports indicate how well a student has progressed academically compared to their peers in other school systems, school officials said.
Liberty County Schools will be closed Thursday for all staff and students, according to the district's website. Classes are expected to resume on Friday at the regular time.
The Liberty County School System, taking its cue from computer-savvy students, has redesigned its district website and will soon officially unveil the system's new Facebook and Twitter pages.
For many kids in Southeast Georgia, seeing snow is only a dream. But for some students at Smiley Elementary School in Long County, that dream came true last Friday when the media center held its first snow day.
First grade : Zy'Kira Anderson
First grade: Laila Addis
The Long County Board of Education recently heard a report from school food director Stephanie Fox on the program's theme for this school year, "A Positive Change."
Savannah Technical College – Liberty Campus recently expanded its facilities and areas of study to meet the needs of traditional students seeking viable careers and adult students making career changes to become more marketable in a competitive job market. The college partners with local manufacturers; the Liberty County School System; universities such as Georgia Southern and Armstrong Atlantic State University; and government entities, such as the Liberty County Development Authority, to participate in growing the community's workforce.
Long County Middle School Future Business Leaders of America attended the Region 3 competition Jan. 15 at Savannah Arts Academy.
The Long County Board of Education received good news at its Monday meeting. Long County High School's 2013 graduation rate exceeded its 2012 numbers and the state of Georgia's average. This news followed earlier reports that the school's rate reportedly had decreased from the previous year and was less than the state's 2013 graduation rate of 71.5 percent.