At the Hinesville Rotary Club's meeting on Feb. 12, six Interact Club students from Liberty County High School, Bradwell Institute, and First Presbyterian Christian Academy participated in Rotary's high school speech contest. Stephanie Castillo (center) from BI placed first, Brandon Stafford (left) from FPCA placed second and Rebecca Woods from LCHS placed third. Castillo and Stafford will participate at a competition in Douglas on March 29. Winners of that competition will compete at Rotary's District Conference in Macon on April 19. Darius Booker from BI, Wesley Herr from LCHS, and Timothy Ashmen from FPCA also participated in ...
TIFTON -- The deadline for submitting applications for scholarships at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is March 1. Students interested in scholarships for 2008-09 should apply by March 1 to the office of academic affairs.
Two of the three teams that represented Liberty County schools in last weekend's regional reading bowl have earned slots in the state competition.
SAVANNAH -- Armstrong Atlantic State University will host a career fair on Thursday, Feb. 28, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center, on the AASU campus, 11935 Abercorn Street.
The Long County Board of Education approved a measure last week that will allow the parents of some needy kids to buy eyewear for their children at a low cost.
Storyteller Josie Bailey sparked the imagination of students at Button Gwinnett Elementary School Feb. 4 as she put her spin on popular folktales, first describing them to the children as "just tales that folk tell." Students listened and got in on the theatrics as Bailey enlisted volunteers to use varying props to help paint the mental picture.
First grade students at Waldo Pafford Elementary School sang a different version of the childhood song, "Old MacDonald" during an assembly Jan. 31 called 'E-I-E-I Oops!'
STATESBORO -- Georgia Southern University will host more than 1,500 leaders from across the country during the 19th annual National Youth-At-Risk Conference March 2-5 at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah.
Registration for the Liberty County School System Pre-K Center's 2008-09 school year will be from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 15.
The Enlisted Spouses' Club at Fort Stewart is taking applications for the annual Rita Ackerman Scholarship.
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has announced enhancements to the master teacher certification program as another step toward improving student achievement in Georgia.
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.
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.
Thirteen teachers and one media specialist have been nominated to be this year's Liberty County School System Teacher of the Year.
The Delta GEMS visited Liberty County Head Start in Riceboro on Monday to help pre-schoolers understand Veterans Day.
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.
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.
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.