First grade: Aasia Beckles
Midway Middle School celebrated "March Madness" as students prepared for the state-mandated CRCT. Faculty and staff members "saddled up" March 5 as students "buckled down" during reviews. Throughout the month, motivational activities are planned to encourage student and boost confidence as the test date approaches.
First grade: Yvette Alexander
First grade: Desirae Aleman
Several characters from the Dr. Seuss books recently came to life at the Long County Head Start Center in Ludowici.
Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal visited Smiley Elementary School in Long County on Thursday to promote her "Read Across Georgia" initiative. After she was introduced by Principal David Edwards, Deal spoke to approximately 400 pre-K and kindergarten students about the importance of reading.
The Peach State's first lady created giggles and grins at Button Gwinnett Elementary School on Thursday.
More than 130 people responded to the Liberty County Board of Education's requests for public input on a proposed school-time change this week.
Long County STAR student Dalton Long and teacher Christi Crews last week attended the District STAR Student and Teacher Luncheon at Georgia Southern University. LCHS Principal Scotty Hattaway and Long County Chamber of Commerce delegates Carter Morton and Miriam Murray also attended.
Long County High School has three finalists in Canoochee EMC's Washington Youth Tour Essay Competition. The students, Kristina Perez, Tyann Brown and Katrina Young, were interviewed by a panel of judges representing Canoochee EMC's Washington Youth Tour program. The interviews were conducted Tuesday at the Canoochee EMC offices in Reidsville.
Out with the tri-fold board, in with audio-visual presentations laced with hand-drawn illustrations and graphic cartoons.
Tiara L. Howard, a 2012 Liberty County High School graduate, made the dean's list for the fall semester at Morris College in Sumter, S.C., where she is studying civil engineering.
CASE exchange-student programs invite Georgia families to host a high-school age exchange student for the upcoming school year starting in late August.
The Long County School System's leadership is likely to remain in place.
Lewis Fraser Middle School students Zaria Brunson, Matthew Carter, Aaron Kuhl, Tayhlor Martin and Vincent Pray recently put some economics lessons to use.
The Liberty County School System is offering a new way for the public to communicate with the district.
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.
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.
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.
Bradwell Institute recently held its third Georgia Apply to College event.
College Foundation's 10th annual Opportunity Award Gala.
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.
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).
The Liberty County School System has launched an initiative aimed at keeping troubled students in school.
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?"
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.
Lewis Frasier Middle School teacher Christiana Capp's sixth-grade art class made a banner to welcome home troops returning from deployment.
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."
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.
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.