Falling in line with state results, Liberty County schools posted significant increases in criterion-referenced competency test scores this year, exciting educators across the area.
LUDOWICI - Despite a rainout Friday night, the Long County High School 2009 Graduation Ceremony went off without a hitch Saturday morning.
The Valedictorians from Bradwell and Liberty traveled to the Georgia's Governor's Mansion for a day of honor.
Three Liberty County High School students will accompany Waldo Pafford fourth-grade teacher Nicole Carter to New York this summer to compete in a competition sponsored by the NAACP.
Jordye Bacon Elementary recently concluded the school year with a Jeopardy-style quiz bowl for K-2 and a three-strike elimination quiz bowl for grades 3-5. Winners of the K-2 were on team 3; Diamond Stiff, Michael Alexis and Jakorian Willis. Winners of the black history bowl were Tyma Bullard, first place, Kylee Proffitt second, and Kyshon Campbell, third.
LUDOWICI -- Long County High School will have its 2009 graduation at 8 p.m. Friday in at Veterans Stadium.
Haleigh Hawkins won the Liberty County School System's 2008-09 Spelling Bee winner. She is a seventh-grader at Lewis Frasier Middle School. Students who participated in the bee ranged from fourth through eighth grades and each elementary and middle school within the system was represented by its top spellers.
As a part of the GREAT (Gang Resistance Education and Training) program, each class must do a class project.
The top Accelerated Readers for the year at Lewis Frasier Middle School were treated to a recent ice cream social, complete with prizes. Fifty-one students who earned 200 or more points for the year also attended Wii parties and were eligible to win a Wii game system.
Liberty Elementary students who reached their individual Accelerated Reader goals for the fourth grading period of the just ended school year recently got a party thrown for them at the school.
Snelson-Golden Middle School is inviting parents and students who missed the Transition Night for students who will attend the school in 2009-10 to stop by to get packets to help rising fifth graders prepare for middle school.
The summer reading program at Live Oak Public Libraries, including the Liberty Branch in Hinesville and Midway-Riceboro Branch in Midway, kick off the summer reading program Monday.
The Long County Wildlife Festival committee recently donated $500 to the Long County High School band. LCHS Principal Scotty Hattaway said the money will go toward the expenses to send the band to the McDonald's Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 27, which is the second-largest parade of its kind, behind only the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in New York.
Bradwell Institute students heard from working professionals Friday during the school's annual Career Day.
Editor's note: This is part three of a three-part series on the Green Zone, a program offered by Armstrong State University that helps educators understand the challenges faced by military-affiliated students transitioning to life in the classroom.
The Long County School System's FCCLA chapter has taken many steps toward improving as an organization this school year. So far, members have attended three events.