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FBLA officers attend conference

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."

November 27, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


LCHS math teacher is county's top educator

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.

November 25, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Trick-or-treating as food drive

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.

November 21, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


4-Hers learn by competing

Liberty County 4-H members competed Nov. 5 for the district Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree in Statesboro.

November 21, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


Schools celebrating children's literature

Schools in Liberty County have been celebrating children's literature throughout this month.

November 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


Two schools earn 'Reward' status

Button Gwinnett and Taylors Creek Elementary schools were recently named to Georgia's Reward Schools list for 2013. Taylors Creek was one of 78 Georgia schools named a highest-performance school, and Button Gwinnett was among the 156 highest-progress schools across the state.

November 20, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Educators up for teacher of the year, part 2

Fourteen educators have been nominated for this year's Liberty County School System Teacher of the Year honor. Each was chosen as their individual school's teacher of the year. This is the second part of the Courier's effort to profile these dedicated educators before the system-wide teacher of the year is announced next week.

November 18, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Educators up for county teacher of year

Thirteen teachers and one media specialist have been nominated to be this year's Liberty County School System Teacher of the Year.

November 16, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Teens teach preschoolers about Veterans Day

The Delta GEMS visited Liberty County Head Start in Riceboro on Monday to help pre-schoolers understand Veterans Day.

November 15, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Students, faculty form ribbon to fight drug abuse

During the recent Red Ribbon Week at Lewis Frasier Middle School, parents, students and staff formed a human red ribbon to show support for being drug free. Parents, students and staff walked one lap around the school and convened on the football field to form the ribbon. Fort Stewart also sent McGruff the drug dog to make the event a success.

November 14, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


Lewis Fraiser has parent night

Lewis Frasier Middle School recently hosted its first parent night of the year. Those in attendance discussed the use of Title One money, highly-qualified teachers, measurable goals for staff, measurable goals for students, the Title One parent-involvement budget and district and school policy.

November 14, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


Superintendent: New plans don't overburden teachers

Liberty County teachers are under pressure this year to quickly learn and implement a number of state mandates, including the Common Core standards and local initiatives meant to improve student achievement.

November 14, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Students to stage 'Taming of the Shrew'

Some Liberty County High School students seem to recite Shakespearian dialogue as easily as they text or Twitter-speak.

November 11, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


BI hosts career expo

About 60 working people with jobs ranging from wildlife biologist to chef spoke to Bradwell Institute students during Friday's career expo about their careers and how they chose their professional paths.

November 07, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Honor roll: Joseph Martin Elementary

First grade: Alexander Bailey

November 07, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


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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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