By Andrea Washington
Artwork by students from Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute will be judged and on display during the second annual ArtsFest from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at LCHS.
Members of the Liberty County FFA Chapter attended the FFA Success Conference March 2-3, at the FFA/FCCLA Center near Covington.
Smiley Elementary School in Long County hosted its annual "Picnic for Parents" March 30. The activity invites parents to visit the school and work with their children in class and then have a picnic lunch with them in the cafeteria.
Lewis Frasier Middle School teacher Carol Corwin has received a $75,000 grant for a "model" technology classroom, providing laptop computers for students, a "smart" interactive white board, a digital camera, and other technology for her sixth-grade class. The grant funds training for math and special education teachers. The use of Smartboard technology in the classes is a powerful tool, LFMS parent involvement facilitator Annie McCray said, noting the school board has added funding for Smartboards in each class.
Armstrong Atlantic State University's College of Education will offer three new master of arts in teaching degrees starting in the summer. The new degrees will allow students with a bachelor's degree in a certifiable area of study to pursue a graduate degree and obtain initial teacher certification.
FFA students at Bradwell Institute recently visited Coastal Manor in Ludowici for a day of pampering and recreation with the residents.
Savannah Technical College recently received re-accreditation from The American Culinary Federation Foundation Accrediting Commission.
Savannah Technical College's Liberty campus will host a free community event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at its Airport Road location.
The courtroom buzzed with small talk. Suddenly the doors opened, and a bailiff walked in and bellowed, "All rise. Liberty County Magistrate court is now in session, honorable Judge Amy Owens presiding. Please be seated."
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is seeking nominations for the annual Georgia History Teacher of the Year Award.
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.