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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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Articles by Section - Education


Honor roll: Joseph Martin Elementary

First grade: Aallyiah Young

February 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Schools preparing students for standardized testing

Liberty County School Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee informed school-board members during a meeting Tuesday that students and teachers are entering "crunch time" before the upcoming standardized testing periods.

February 17, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Dorchester Academy graduate honored

Smiling her wide, mischievous grin and exuding a warm, open manner, Ophelia Evelyn Johnson Killens can cheer the sternest stranger and delight anyone with her stories of what Dorchester Academy was like for students in its heyday.

February 17, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Help offered with college financial aid

Financial-aid experts will assist area college-bound students and their families with aid applications from

February 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


BoE Oks revamp of administration

The Liberty County Board of Education approved a three-page list of recommendations Tuesday to offer contracts to central-office and school-level administrators and district staff for the 2014-15 school year.

February 15, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


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