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Teachers honored for use of technology

Teachers were recognized at a January meeting of the Liberty County School Board for exceptional use of technology in the classroom. The awards were presented by board members Charlie Frasier, Carol Guyett and Chairwoman Lily.

January 27, 2010 | Staff report | Education


Math work earns students limo ride, party

First In Math allows students to complete math problems and advance to different levels, earning electronic stickers.

January 20, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


BoE sets time, place for town hall meeting

The Liberty County Board of Education has set its town hall meeting for Thursday, Jan. 21, at the district's new performing arts center on the former Brewton-Parker College campus. The meeting is scheduled to run from 6-7:30 p.m. and school board members said they plan to address concerns from parents, educators and citizens.

January 15, 2010 | Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


Insurance lesson for special ed students

The Parent to Parent Organization of the Liberty County School System's Division of Exceptional Learning will presents a free training about certain types of insurance on Thursday.

January 13, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Schools lauded for gains

Two Liberty County schools have received statewide recognition from the Governor's Office of Student Achievement for their improvement and achievement during the 2008-09 school year.

January 13, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


School character lesson helps others

Button Gwinnett Elementary School's character education words for December were "joyfulness" and "goodwill" for the holiday season.

January 06, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Two from here chosen as Valdosta State ambassadors

Valdosta State University has selected two students from Liberty County for the VSU Ambassadors organization, a group that will assist the president with outreach activities, including graduation and alumni functions.

December 24, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Eighth-graders win in stock market

Eighth-grade students at Lewis Frasier Middle School won the Liberty County Region of the fall 2009 Georgia Stock Market Game.

December 24, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


WP first-graders have Thanksgiving feast

First-grade classes at Waldo Pafford Elementary School celebrated Thanksgiving by having a feast. The feast included vegetable soup containing all the vegetables that the natives taught the Pilgrims to plant. Each student made a placemat where they wrote what they were thankful for. All classes joined together and sat by someone in another class so they could meet someone new as the Pilgrims did. First-grade teachers are John Kirklin, Renae Boyer, Cindy Chandler, Naketa Gillam, Candice Hankins and Ruby Roberts.

December 24, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Santa visits pre-schoolers with deployed parents

As a way to offer support for families affected by the deployment, the Liberty County Pre-K has organized a Deployment Support Group. Pre-K parents meet informally to offer each other support and friendship during the deployment. As a special treat for group participants this month, Santa Claus visited with the children of deployed soldiers and posed for individual photographs. The group plans to meet at least once a month for the remainder of the school year.

December 24, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Area students nominated to service academies

Four students from Liberty County and four students from Richmond Hill have been nominated to U.S. service academies. Rep. Jack Kingston's office made the announcement on Tuesday, congratulating 17 total nominees from Georgia's First Congressional District.

December 18, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


AASU nursing students to study in China

The Far East is nearly within reach for a handful of nursing and health-care students at Armstrong Atlantic University who have been selected for a new study abroad program. AASU's Office of International Education received a $16,000 grant that will help foot the bill for 14 students to learn about Chinese medicine next summer.

December 18, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


Reading program has cash prizes

December 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Smiley honors students of month for restraint

Each month, Smiley Elementary School honors students who consistently exemplify positive character traits.

December 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Button Gwinnett has science fair

Button Gwinnett Elementary School had a Science Fair on Dec. 3-4.

December 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Young people, not without hope, are now most impoverished demographic

A report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, an economic cooperative of 34 countries including the United States, found that poverty rates are now highest among young adults ages 18-25.

June 15, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Education


Attending a graduation? Keep your cheers to yourself

Three people in Mississippi faced charges of disturbing the peace, with possible $500 fines and even six months in jail for shouting a graduate's name at a Senatobia High School graduation last month.

June 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


No furloughs for Liberty schools in 2015-16

Liberty County School System employees will not have to endure any furlough days next year, Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee announced at Board of Education meeting on Tuesday evening.

June 15, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


Honor roll: Joseph Martin Elementary

Students named to Joseph Martin Elementary School's fourth nine weeks "A" honor roll were:

June 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Chris Christie's flip on Common Core signals hardening of GOP base

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie became the latest GOP presidential contender to flip on Common Core, announcing last week his opposition to the curriculum and standards system once embraced across a broad political spectrum.

June 11, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Honor roll: Frank Long Elemetnary

Students named to Frank Long Elementary School's fourth nine weeks honor roll were:

June 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


10 educational games that could change how your child learns

The new frontier of education, many experts believe, is video games. While the field is still maturing, most objectives can now be enhanced with games that allow students to collaborate and learn with more engagement while teachers are free to spend more time observing and helping, and less time at the whiteboard. Many of these games also offer parents and teachers tools to monitor progress on specific learning objectives.

June 10, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Stephanie Woods named new LCHS principal

According to an email distributed to all Liberty County School System staff, the new incoming principal of Liberty County High School is Stephanie Woods. Woods had been serving as an assistant principal for Bradwell Institute. We will update this story as more information becomes available. In the same email, Veronica Johnson has been appointed as curriculum specialist for the central office.

June 10, 2015 | By Staff Report | Education


Women's group awards first scholarship

The Community of Inspired Women Inc. awarded its first scholarship to Kaisha Porter during its monthly meeting June 2 at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

June 10, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Education


Students earn academic honors, graduate

MILLEDGEVILLE - Two local students made the dean's list for the 2015 spring semester at Georgia College.

June 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


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