Following a spring education forum at Fort Stewart on Tuesday, Garrison Commander Col. Kevin Milton, his senior enlisted advisor Command Sgt. Maj. James Ervin, Liberty County School Superintendent Dr. Judy Scherer and South Carolina/Fort Stewart/DoDDS-Cuba District School Superintendent Dr. Samantha Ingram listened Wednesday as parent representatives and educators presented military parents' concerns regarding their children's education.
TIFTON - Benjamin Varnum, an Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College student from Midway, recently participated in the Florida Legislative Leadership Day at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla., as a representative of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity at ABAC.
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More than 40 families attended the Liberty County Pre-K Center's workshop Wednesday, which was the fourth session in a series dedicated to literacy and reading skills.
A vote Wednesday by the State Board of Education eliminated the Georgia High School Graduation Test as a requirement for those who enter high school in fall 2011.
Five Bradwell Institute students passed two auditions and were selected to perform with the 2011 Georgia All-State Chorus on Feb. 24-26 at the Savannah Civic Center. The BI students performed with students across the state in front of a standing-room-only audience. In addition to sight-singing three melodies and singing solos and scales during the audition process, the students also had to take a written music-theory test. Amanda Durden is the choral director at Bradwell.
ATLANTA - Teacher George Holman of Bradwell Institute recently was selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by The National Society of High School Scholars. A role model to many pupils, Holman was nominated by student Caleb D. Suppa for outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in the classroom.
A delegation from the Liberty County School System met with Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., in the nation's capitol last week to discuss federal policy and its impact on the school system.
On Fort Stewart's Warrior's Walk, a tree is planted and dedicated in honor of each 3rd ID soldier killed in the line of duty. Lewis Frasier Middle School's chapter of the National Junior Honor Society recently raised $1,500 to buy 100 wreaths for Warrior Walk. Members of the chapter presented a $1,500 check to Wreath 4 Warrior Walk representatives and participated in the wreath-laying ceremony.
On Monday morning, Diamond Elementary students and staff will see off the shipment of 2,000 paper cranes to Japan in an effort to bring a message of hope and love to an area fraught with despair.
On Friday, United Way of the Coastal Empire and the Kiwanis Club partnered together for the fourth annual Read Across Liberty program, which supplies students with one free book and guest readers to visit classrooms.
Standardized testing is a rite of spring in schools around the country. Liberty County students will take the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests next week. Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Judy Scherer recently shared with the Courier her top five test-preparation tips for students and parents:
Next week, Liberty County School System students in third- through eighth-grades will take the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, which measure how well students have acquired necessary skills and knowledge as described in the Georgia Performance Standards.
Liberty Elementary School recently accounced its second nine-weeks honor roll:
Midway Middle School recently accounced its second nine-weeks honor roll:
Button Gwinnett Elementary School Recently accounced its second nine-weeks honor roll: