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.
Some Liberty County High School students seem to recite Shakespearian dialogue as easily as they text or Twitter-speak.
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.
First grade: Alexander Bailey
Anthony K. Johnson, who teaches language arts to gifted seventh-graders at Midway Middle School, is one of 40 new teachers in Georgia to receive a $1,000 New Teacher Assistance Grant from Georgia Power.
The Liberty County School System last week launched an online forum to give citizens an additional opportunity to help move the school system forward. The web-based forum is designed to provide an additional venue to encourage stakeholders to become engaged in open discussions, ask questions and offer suggestions that are centered on the future of Liberty County Schools.
First grade: Taneiha Bowman
First grade: Jarome Adkins
Smiley Elementary School on Friday held its annual Trunk-or-Treat celebration in the school's parking lot.
Hinesville Ford joined Ford dealerships across the county in supporting local schools' fine arts and sports programs, many of which are being cut due to budget constraints.
Button Gwinnett Elementary School students, along with their counterparts at other schools in the Liberty County School System, celebrated Red Ribbon Week Oct. 28-Nov. 1. Button Gwinnett was festooned from top to bottom with large and small red ribbons.
Rebecca Carter, daughter of Glenn and Becky Carter of Hinesville, recently was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
The National Society of High School Scholars recently selected Bradwell Institute student LaTonya Jones of Hinesville to become a member of the organization. The society, formed in 2002, recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.
A special science project for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students at Fort Stewart's Diamond Elementary School incited students' creativity and appreciation for science, explained Nathaline Simons, who, with Kathy Sheets, helped organize the school's Robot Fest, held Thursday morning in the gymnasium.
Volunteers from around the Long County community came out recently to support the school system's lunch program as part of the National School Lunch Week celebration.
The following students were named to Button Gwinnett Elementary's most recent honor roll:
The following students were named to Liberty County High School's most recent honor roll:
Frank Long Elementary recently announced its most recent honor roll.
Smiley Elementary School recently named the following students to its honor roll.
Bradwell Institute recently named the following students to its honor roll.
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.
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.
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.
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.