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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

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

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Honor roll: Bradwell Institute

Bradwell Institute recently named the following students to its honor roll.

April 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education

Student earns Color Rocks Foundation honor

Nicholas Carter of Liberty County High School is one of 12 seniors to be honored last month by the Colored Rocks Foundation at the Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta.

April 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education

SavTech team wins at SkillsUSA

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College students won 12 medals at the 2014 SkillsUSA Postsecondary State Conference on March 13-15 at the Georgia International Convention at Atlanta Technical College.

April 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education

BI FBLA members ompete at state

Bradwell Institute's Future Business Leaders of America members recently competed in the FBLA State Leadership Conference in Atlanta. In addition to attending workshops and an awards ceremony, the students visited the Atlanta Americas Mart for a tour of the business marts. Bradwell FBLA adviser Pamela Woodard traveled with the students.

April 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education

FLE students get a 'snow day'

At the beginning of each nine-week grading period at Frank Long Elementary, students take a STAR Early Literacy Test to determine an Accelerated Reader points goal. During the nine weeks, students read and take tests on books within the assigned reading zone. Students must maintain an accuracy goal of 85 percent or higher during the grading period. Students who meet both the points and accuracy goals get a reward.

April 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education

Liberty 4-Hers compete at district

Liberty County 4-H members presented demonstrations on a variety of topics - including aquaponics, iPhone apps, volcanoes and bald eagles - at the Cloverleaf District Project Achievement on March 22 in Alma.

April 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education

BI media center named one of the best

The days when school libraries were hushed environments where students sat hunched over musty books are long gone, as demonstrated by Bradwell Institute's award-winning media center during an open house last Friday.

April 02, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education

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