By Andrea Washington
Artwork by students from Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute will be judged and on display during the second annual ArtsFest from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at LCHS.
Members of the Liberty County FFA Chapter attended the FFA Success Conference March 2-3, at the FFA/FCCLA Center near Covington.
Smiley Elementary School in Long County hosted its annual "Picnic for Parents" March 30. The activity invites parents to visit the school and work with their children in class and then have a picnic lunch with them in the cafeteria.
Lewis Frasier Middle School teacher Carol Corwin has received a $75,000 grant for a "model" technology classroom, providing laptop computers for students, a "smart" interactive white board, a digital camera, and other technology for her sixth-grade class. The grant funds training for math and special education teachers. The use of Smartboard technology in the classes is a powerful tool, LFMS parent involvement facilitator Annie McCray said, noting the school board has added funding for Smartboards in each class.
Armstrong Atlantic State University's College of Education will offer three new master of arts in teaching degrees starting in the summer. The new degrees will allow students with a bachelor's degree in a certifiable area of study to pursue a graduate degree and obtain initial teacher certification.
FFA students at Bradwell Institute recently visited Coastal Manor in Ludowici for a day of pampering and recreation with the residents.
Savannah Technical College recently received re-accreditation from The American Culinary Federation Foundation Accrediting Commission.
Savannah Technical College's Liberty campus will host a free community event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at its Airport Road location.
The courtroom buzzed with small talk. Suddenly the doors opened, and a bailiff walked in and bellowed, "All rise. Liberty County Magistrate court is now in session, honorable Judge Amy Owens presiding. Please be seated."
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is seeking nominations for the annual Georgia History Teacher of the Year Award.
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.
Liberty County 4-H members competed Nov. 5 for the district Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree in Statesboro.
Schools in Liberty County have been celebrating children's literature throughout this month.
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