Liberty County's third- through eighth-graders this week will take the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests.
Liberty County parents, teachers and students now have resolution to an issue that drew heated opinions last month in public forums: the Liberty County Board of Education voted Tuesday to retain current school times.
CASE exchange-student programs invite Georgia families to host a high-school age exchange student for the upcoming school year starting in late August.
Last year, Georgia was among several states to receive a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind benchmark.
Seniors from Bradwell Institute, Liberty County High School and Long County High School came together March 3 at Olvey Field to participate in a class of 2013 Harlem Shake. The event was put together by Ayonna James, Alaitra McGrone and Ja'Kita Crawford. The seniors formed the numeral 13 on the field to show the unification of the three schools.
Joseph Martin Elementary School third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students are participating in an online math program, First in Math, to master basic and advanced skills. Students have progressed at their own paces through interactive math games and have been rewarded for their success.
History recently came to life for fourth-grade students from Waldo Pafford Elementary School.
Teachers and students at Lewis Frasier Middle School recently teamed up to make Easter baskets for foster children in the Liberty County area. The Lewis Frasier FBLA chapter and the National Junior Honor Society, along with several LFMS teachers, made baskets for 12 foster children. The children who benefited from this project ranged from 1 year to 15 years old. This community-service project was started by First Presbyterian Christian Academy student Kelsey Higgason, who reached out to LFMS to assist with the project.
Members of Alpha Delta Kappa Omicron Chapter of Hinesville recently presented Shelby Wells with a student-teacher scholarship. Wells will use the money to buy materials and supplies for her classroom.
Henry "Hank" White Memorial Scholarships now are available.
Liberty Life magazine honored 10 standout high school students Thursday and celebrated its third anniversary.
Midway Middle School joined in the international celebration of Pi Day on March 14. Pi is used in mathematics to represent a constant - the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, which is approximately 3.14159. Pi has been calculated to more than 1 trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi's infinite nature makes it a challenge to memorize and to computationally calculate more digits.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University's College of Business Administration has been honored by Military Times as being one of the best business schools for veterans in the United States.
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
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