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Obama, math win student vote

Barack Obama fared even better than math in a mock election among Snelson-Golden Middle School students Friday.

November 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Top Frank Long reader wins $50

Joshua Atkins, a fourth-grader at Joseph Martin Elementary, understands how important it is to listen, concentrate and use time-management skills. His teacher, Elaine Dasher, encourages and motivates students as she introduces the standard/element for each lesson taught. While completing chores on his parents' farm, Joshua uses skills he has learned in school such as calculating perimeter and area, understanding the characteristics of geometric figures, measuring distance, comprehension of information read, identifying simple machines and explaining their uses (lever, pulley, wheel, gear, etc). Joshua said he is having so much fun he forgets he's working.

November 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Joseph Martin Elementary student uses school skills to get job done

Joshua Atkins, a fourth-grader at Joseph Martin Elementary, understands how important it is to listen, concentrate and use time-management skills.

November 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Wild things are at Taylors Creek

Where are the "wild things?"

They were at Taylors Creek Elementary on Sept. 30. The second graders in Melissa Aspinwall, Latricia Cobb, Jessica Nicholson, Jennifer Purcell, Katie Purvis, and Amy Yarbrough's classes performed an adaptation of Maurice Sendak's children's classic "Where the Wild Things Are."

November 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Ice cream party for MMS readers

Thirty-one students were invited to Midway Middle's First 9 Weeks Accelerated Reader Ice Cream Social Picnic on Oct. 24.

November 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Wal-Mart honors local teacher

Celestine "Cela" Barrett, a third-grade teacher at Jordye Bacon Elementary School in Hinesville, was recently named local teacher of the year by the Hinesville Wal-Mart/Sam's Club/Distribution Center.

November 15, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Teachers earn 'Bright Idea' grants

Coastal Electric Cooperative and its foundation began awarding more than $20,000 in Bright Ideas grants Oct. 24 to teachers in Bryan, Liberty and McIntosh counties.

November 15, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Math problems not isolated to Liberty's schools

During the NAACP's Oct. 16 candidate forum, a member of the audience questioned school board candidates about the Liberty County high schools' inability to make state AYP math requirements this year.

November 11, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Maintenance director retires

It's good thing Rick Evans says he "thrives on stress" because his job as director of maintenance for Liberty County schools had plenty of it.

November 08, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


School teaching parents how to help students succeed

On Sept. 16, the first of six sessions of PASSport (parents assuring student success) began with an introduction of the program. The evening's theme was "Winning with a Positive Attitude."

November 08, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


SGMS inducts new honor society members

Six students from SGMS were inducted as new members of the National Junior Honor Society in a ceremony held at school Oct. 16. Members were selected by the chapter's faculty council for meeting standards of scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship and character.

November 08, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Teacher honored for how she uses technology

The Liberty County Technology Office has begun a new program wherein its staff is recognizing teachers for their use of technology in their classrooms.

November 08, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Hands-on learning about Native Americans

Students in Adriana Poole's fourth grade social studies class at Taylors Creek Elementary constructed Native American shelters upon completion of their unit of study on Native Americans.

November 08, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long reworking plan for school makeover

LUDOWICI - The Long County Board of Education decided at its October meeting, to nix the idea of building a combined elementary/middle school and instead is looking at the possibility of building a new high school.

November 04, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


BoE buying test data collection system

During its monthly meeting, the Liberty County Board of Education approved a new, large-scale data warehousing computer system for tracking and analyzing students' standardized test scores and performances. The system costs just under $45,000, which includes the initial installment and the first year of data collection. According to the board's projected budget, the data warehouse will cost around $20,000 a year to maintain.

November 01, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


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Lodge names teacher of year

Hinesville Lodge No. 271 has selected Elaine Dasher from First Presbyterian Christian Academy as the Teacher of the Year for 2015.

September 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Native selected as Tennessee Law Scholar

Elizabeth B. Holland, originally from Hinesville, has been selected as Tennessee Law Scholar and Research Associates for the Class of 2018 with the University of ...

August 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty 4-Hers place at state congress

Two Liberty County 4-H members placed at the state 4-H Congress in Atlanta this summer.

August 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Georgia to award new HS diploma seal

Starting with the 2015-16 school year, Georgia will offer an international-skills diploma seal to graduates who demonstrate a strong interest in international business and policy.

August 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Student interns in Washington

Liberty County High School alumnus Donnie Pulliam spent the summer interning with the Heritage Foundation in Washington.

August 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long BoE recognizes teachers, retirees

The Long County Board of Education recognized its retiring employees and teachers of the year.

August 26, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Teacher takes on final first day

Liberty County High School teacher Cindy Waldrop and her husband, Lew, display a sign marking Mrs. Waldrop's final first day of school. She will ...

August 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


STC apprenticeship interview completed

Representatives from the Liberty County Manufacturing Collaboration recently completed interviews for the manufacturing apprenticeship available to recent high-school graduates who completed Savannah Technical College's ...

August 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


FPCA ranks high on private-school list

First Presbyterian Christian Academy of Hinesville recently garnered a high ranking among the 3,880 private high schools in the United States.

August 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Armstrong adds online French program

Armstrong State University will offer a fully online Bachelor of Arts in French, as well as a French minor, starting in the fall 2015 semester ...

August 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


DoE seeks opinions on class standards

The Georgia Department of Education is seeking public feedback as it conducts a review of the science and social-studies K-12 standards.

August 14, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students learn PR, communication skills

Students at Inspirations Performance Studio in Hinesville learned about the principles of public relations and communications from the city of Hinesville's Public Relations Office ...

August 13, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


4-H'ers attend leadership camp in Covington

Two 4-H students learned about leadership and the importance of conquering their fears at a 4-H Cooperative Conference.

August 13, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


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