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.
The Liberty County School System is offering a new way for the public to communicate with the district.
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.
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.
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.
Bradwell Institute recently held its third Georgia Apply to College event.
College Foundation's 10th annual Opportunity Award Gala.
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.
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).
The Liberty County School System has launched an initiative aimed at keeping troubled students in school.
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?"
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.
Lewis Frasier Middle School teacher Christiana Capp's sixth-grade art class made a banner to welcome home troops returning from deployment.
Long County Middle School FBLA officers traveled Nov. 12-13 to Athens to attend the 2013 Fall Leadership Conference. At the conference, the officers attended a general session where the club was given an award for placing second in the state with its rally chapter banner. The banner's theme was "Leading others every day - that's the Wildcat way! Follow the wildcat tracks to success."
Math teacher Lisa Knight, a 2004 Liberty County High School graduate, was named teacher of the year Thursday during the Liberty County School System 2013 Teacher of the Year celebration dinner at Bradwell Institute.
Members of the Liberty County High School National Honors Society and Student Council did a trick-or-treat food drive Oct. 28 in Hinesville. The students asked for donations of canned goods from residents. Club members collected more than 370 canned goods. All the proceeds were donated to Manna House of Liberty County at 100 Commerce St.