First grade: Aasia Beckles
Midway Middle School celebrated "March Madness" as students prepared for the state-mandated CRCT. Faculty and staff members "saddled up" March 5 as students "buckled down" during reviews. Throughout the month, motivational activities are planned to encourage student and boost confidence as the test date approaches.
First grade: Yvette Alexander
First grade: Desirae Aleman
Several characters from the Dr. Seuss books recently came to life at the Long County Head Start Center in Ludowici.
Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal visited Smiley Elementary School in Long County on Thursday to promote her "Read Across Georgia" initiative. After she was introduced by Principal David Edwards, Deal spoke to approximately 400 pre-K and kindergarten students about the importance of reading.
The Peach State's first lady created giggles and grins at Button Gwinnett Elementary School on Thursday.
More than 130 people responded to the Liberty County Board of Education's requests for public input on a proposed school-time change this week.
Long County STAR student Dalton Long and teacher Christi Crews last week attended the District STAR Student and Teacher Luncheon at Georgia Southern University. LCHS Principal Scotty Hattaway and Long County Chamber of Commerce delegates Carter Morton and Miriam Murray also attended.
Long County High School has three finalists in Canoochee EMC's Washington Youth Tour Essay Competition. The students, Kristina Perez, Tyann Brown and Katrina Young, were interviewed by a panel of judges representing Canoochee EMC's Washington Youth Tour program. The interviews were conducted Tuesday at the Canoochee EMC offices in Reidsville.
Out with the tri-fold board, in with audio-visual presentations laced with hand-drawn illustrations and graphic cartoons.
Tiara L. Howard, a 2012 Liberty County High School graduate, made the dean's list for the fall semester at Morris College in Sumter, S.C., where she is studying civil engineering.
CASE exchange-student programs invite Georgia families to host a high-school age exchange student for the upcoming school year starting in late August.
The Long County School System's leadership is likely to remain in place.
Lewis Fraser Middle School students Zaria Brunson, Matthew Carter, Aaron Kuhl, Tayhlor Martin and Vincent Pray recently put some economics lessons to use.
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