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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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Registration begins for 2014-15 pre-K

ATLANTA - Georgia's pre-K Program has begun registration for the 2014-15 school year.

March 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


LCCA students place at SkillsUSA

The Liberty College and Career Academy Region 8 held its SkillsUSA competition last month at the Golden Isles Career Academy. The following students placed:

March 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


BI wins Reading Bowl

Bradwell Institute won the 2014 Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Competition.

March 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


High schools earn state recognition

Liberty County School System's two high schools were named to Georgia's Access and Support Schools list last month. This distinction shows that 30 percent of the district's students who identify as African-American or Hispanic have taken advanced-placement courses and earned scores of 3 or higher on their AP exams.

March 12, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Black Caucus honors superintendent

Liberty County Schools Superintendent Dr. Valya S. Lee recently was honored by the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus for her contributions to education.

March 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Dual enrollment works for area students

Area college administrators maintain dual-enrollment can help high-school students get a jump on their post-secondary educations and, in some cases, provide them the skills to be more competitive in the job market right after high-school graduation.

March 10, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


School names top January reader

Serena Burkart, a fourth-grader at Frank Long Elementary, was the top Accelerated Reader participant for January. She eared 60.1 points with 95 percent accuracy.

March 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


High schools recognized by state

School and Bradwell Institute have been recognized by Georgia State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge as 2014 Advanced Placement Honor Schools.

March 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Rising ninth-graders introduced to BI

Bradwell Institute showed rising ninth-graders what they can expect when they enter high school this fall during a freshmen fair Tuesday evening.

March 07, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Parents can help ready kids for college

As part of its initiative to educate parents, grandparents and caretakers on what it takes for students to achieve academic success, the Liberty County School System on Saturday held its first annual Title 1 Partners in Education Conference. More than 75 people came by the board of education office to participate in various workshops designed to inspire parents to take an active role in their children's education.

March 05, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Education


Liberty schools celebrating School Breakfast Week

To garner increased participation in the school breakfast program, Liberty County schools will recognize National School Breakfast Week on March 3-7. The week's festivities are designed to increase awareness of the system's school breakfast program among students and parents.

March 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


LCHS musical up for coveted award

The Liberty County High School drama club will be in the running for Georgia high school musical theater's version of Broadway's Tony awards, the Shuler Hensley Awards, when the cast and crew present the musical "The Wizard of Oz" this weekend.

March 03, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


STAR students and teachers recognized

Top Liberty County students and the teachers who most inspire them were recognized Thursday at a Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Progress Through People Luncheon at Connection Church on Patriot's Trail in Flemington. The event, held to honor local STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition program) recipients, was sponsored by Georgia Power and Savannah Technical College. The chamber has honored STAR students and teachers for more than 30 years.

March 03, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Students get their day in court

Local high-school students got a feel for how a courtroom works when the Liberty County Bar on Wednesday hosted a law-day program at the justice center, complete with a mock trial. Liberty County High School students were welcomed to Courtroom A in the morning and Bradwell Institute students visited in the afternoon.

March 02, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Department stores offer scholarships

The Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes this year to more than 2,300 young volunteers who have made positive impacts in their communities.

March 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


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