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WP first-graders have Thanksgiving feast

First-grade classes at Waldo Pafford Elementary School celebrated Thanksgiving by having a feast. The feast included vegetable soup containing all the vegetables that the natives taught the Pilgrims to plant. Each student made a placemat where they wrote what they were thankful for. All classes joined together and sat by someone in another class so they could meet someone new as the Pilgrims did. First-grade teachers are John Kirklin, Renae Boyer, Cindy Chandler, Naketa Gillam, Candice Hankins and Ruby Roberts.

December 24, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Santa visits pre-schoolers with deployed parents

As a way to offer support for families affected by the deployment, the Liberty County Pre-K has organized a Deployment Support Group. Pre-K parents meet informally to offer each other support and friendship during the deployment. As a special treat for group participants this month, Santa Claus visited with the children of deployed soldiers and posed for individual photographs. The group plans to meet at least once a month for the remainder of the school year.

December 24, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Area students nominated to service academies

Four students from Liberty County and four students from Richmond Hill have been nominated to U.S. service academies. Rep. Jack Kingston's office made the announcement on Tuesday, congratulating 17 total nominees from Georgia's First Congressional District.

December 18, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


AASU nursing students to study in China

The Far East is nearly within reach for a handful of nursing and health-care students at Armstrong Atlantic University who have been selected for a new study abroad program. AASU's Office of International Education received a $16,000 grant that will help foot the bill for 14 students to learn about Chinese medicine next summer.

December 18, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


Reading program has cash prizes

December 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Smiley honors students of month for restraint

Each month, Smiley Elementary School honors students who consistently exemplify positive character traits.

December 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Button Gwinnett has science fair

Button Gwinnett Elementary School had a Science Fair on Dec. 3-4.

December 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Midway Middle honors veterans

The Midway Middle school parental Involvement committee hosted a Veterans Day breakfast on Tuesday, Nov. 10, in recognition of retired, deployed and active duty military parents.

December 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


LES students stage Christmas play

Liberty Elementary School presented its Christmas play "Cookin Up Christmas" on Dec. 10 in the cafeteria. There were many in attendance to enjoy the presentation.

December 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


BoE earns statewide honor

The Liberty County Board of Education has been recognized by the Georgia School Boards Association as a School Board of Distinction.

December 11, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


Phone books help students with project

CenturyLink has helped students at Snelson-Golden complete a project, faculty members say.

December 09, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students, staff mentors have pizza party

Joseph Martin Elementary School has implemented a staff and student mentor program this school year called the PAL Program. It pairs volunteer staff members with specific students with the goal of providing extra support to the students. Staff members serve as PALs by monitoring academic progress and reinforcing the successes of their students. The PAL staff and students were recently treated to a pizza party, and students received free JME T-shirts courtesy of a grant.

December 09, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Tax breaks offered for FPCA scholarship donations

First Presbyterian Christian Academy has joined the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, which provides tax credits for donations to private school scholarship funds.

December 09, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Principal reads from atop school

Students at Waldo Pafford Elementary School delighted to see their principal, Dorothy Cottom, lifted onto the roof of the school Thursday, Nov. 19.

December 09, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


AASU graduation is Saturday

More than 700 graduating students will be on hand to receive diplomas during Armstrong Atlantic State University's winter commencement ceremonies on Saturda.

December 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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Reading Bowl takes center stage

Students took part last week in a quiz-style competition at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center to test their knowledge on books.

February 02, 2016 | Tiffany King | Education


Area students make honors lists

DAHLONEGA - Tiffany Erickson of Fort Stewart, Georgia, made the fall 2015 dean's list at the University of North Georgia (for achieving a 3.5 ...

February 01, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long BoE earns quality board badge

The Long County Board of Education recently received the Quality School Board Badge from the Georgia School Board Association.

January 28, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Comment period open for new social studies, science standards

ATLANTA - The State Board of Education has posted the first Georgia Standards of Excellence for science and social studies for comments until the middle of ...

January 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Armstrong, Ga. Southern rank among best online programs

In a report published this week, U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks Armstrong State and Georgia Southern universities as among having two of the ...

January 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long BoE honors retirees

The Long County Board of Education honored three retiring employees at a recent board meeting.

January 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Students today, teachers tomorrow in Long County

Five Long County High School students recently took their first steps toward becoming teachers by completing the school's Tide to Teachers program.

January 19, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Education


Petition asks that Liberty County Board of Education meetings be videotaped

Resident Lonnie Fayson presented a petition with 150 signatures Tuesday evening to the Liberty County Board of Education.

January 16, 2016 | Tiffany King | Education


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