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Lewis Frasier FLBA champions recycling

Lewis Frasier Middle School's Future Business Leaders of America has teamed up with Terracycle for the 2013-14 school year to promote recycling in the school and community. FBLA members and their adviser collect and sort items for recycling to help eliminate waste. The organization targets plastic bottles, aluminum cans, drink pouches and potato-chip bags. The items later are redeemed for prizes for the school.

December 19, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty 4-H hosts 'Peanutrition' Contest

Sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission, the Georgia 4-H "Peanutrition" Contest challenges 4-H members to concoct a snack containing peanuts or peanut butter.

December 18, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty schools accepting news online

The Liberty County School System is offering a new way for the public to communicate with the district.

December 18, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


County's graduation rate dips from year ago

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.

December 17, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Middle schoolers help Toys for Tots

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.

December 13, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


Apple recognizes school program here

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.

December 13, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Bradwell helps students apply to college

Bradwell Institute recently held its third Georgia Apply to College event.

December 13, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


Savannah Tech is college of year

College Foundation's 10th annual Opportunity Award Gala.

December 11, 2013 | By Wyler Smith Correspondent | Education


BG students have dress-up book fair

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.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report | Education


DoD reviewing schools, including Fort Stewart's

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).

December 05, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Schools trying to keep kids in class

The Liberty County School System has launched an initiative aimed at keeping troubled students in school.

December 04, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


Eagles write at Button Gwinnett

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?"

November 28, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


WPE students thank soldiers

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.

November 28, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


Lewis Frasier art students welcome troops home

Lewis Frasier Middle School teacher Christiana Capp's sixth-grade art class made a banner to welcome home troops returning from deployment.

November 27, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


FBLA officers attend conference

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."

November 27, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education


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BI FBLA members ompete at state

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.

April 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


FLE students get a 'snow day'

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.

April 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty 4-Hers compete at district

Liberty County 4-H members presented demonstrations on a variety of topics - including aquaponics, iPhone apps, volcanoes and bald eagles - at the Cloverleaf District Project Achievement on March 22 in Alma.

April 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


BI media center named one of the best

The days when school libraries were hushed environments where students sat hunched over musty books are long gone, as demonstrated by Bradwell Institute's award-winning media center during an open house last Friday.

April 02, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


What type of schools will Liberty operate?

Liberty County public schools soon may change the way they operate to comply with the Flexibility and Accountability Act for Student Achievement, which requires school districts to select a specific school model.

April 01, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Testing remediation set for classtime

For the first time ever, the Liberty County School System will conduct Criterion Referenced Competency Test remediation during the school year. In years past, remediation for the standardized tests was held during the summer, school officials said.

March 30, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Head Start touts kids' progress at open house

Liberty County Head Start held an open house for students' parents Monday to show how far their little ones have progressed.

March 28, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


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