Smiley Elementary School is proud to honor students who consistently exemplify positive character traits. Each month, teachers choose students from their homerooms based on the character theme of the month. October's theme was "Drug Free/Respect for Yourself." Each student was given a certificate and an ice cream cone coupon courtesy of McDonalds.
Staff, students and parents at Joseph Martin Elementary recently participated in an All Star School Lunch, which was inspired by NBA-WNBA to help students learn the importance of eating healthy school lunches and staying active. The menus for the week included dishes such as Becky Hammon and Kobe Bryant parmesan.
As part of their Red Ribbon Week, students at First Presbyterian Christian Academy donated more than 500 cans of food to Manna House. The canned food drive's theme was "Drug free comes in cans: I can, you can, we can!" Students delivered the canned goods, clothes and stuffed animals to Manna House on Nov. 3.
Since 1919, communities have been celebrating children's books with National Children's Book Week. Schools in Liberty County have special events, guest readers, contests and reading challenges to celebrate children's books in November.
Last week, Georgia School Superintendent Kathy Cox sent a letter to the Long County Board of Education recognizing all system schools as Title 1 Distinguished Schools.
The Coastal Electric Cooperative and its foundation awarded eight Bright Ideas grants, totaling $10,472, to Liberty County teachers on Oct. 28. The winners were surprised in their classrooms by the Bright Ideas Prize Patrol, which came with balloons, a check and gifts.
The gym at Midway Middle School was bustling with activity on Oct. 13, as approximately 400 people participated in "CSI: Midway - Curriculum Scene Investigation."
National Children's Book Week has been celebrated since 1919 and is to spread the word about children's literature and encouraging the love of reading.
Fifteen students from First Presbyterian Christian Academy were selected to participate in the 2009-10 Young Adult Liberty Leadership program.
Five students from First Presbyterian Christian Academy were selected to participate in the recent GISA All-Select band and chorus.
Students in Adriana Poole's fourth grade social studies class at Taylors Creek Elementary constructed Native American shelters upon completion of their unit of study on Native Americans.
MOUNT VERNON - Brewton-Parker College Chairman of the Board and Acting President Gary Campbell recently released the names of members who constitute the presidential search committee for the 17th president of Brewton-Parker College.
The Long County School System's nutrition employees participated in a semi-annual in-service training session Jan. 5. School Nutrition Director Stephanie Fox said she wanted to do something different this time around to train workers and get them fully engaged. She decided to gear their school-nutrition training around a format similar to cooking competition shows on television, such as "The Taste" and "Master Chef."
Several area students have earned academic honors and graduated from colleges:
The Liberty County Board of Education received a "very detailed picture" of the school district's finances at a work session held Tuesday morning at the BoE building.
On paper, Republicans' best presidential candidate for 2016 would seem to be the sitting governor of Wisconsin, except for one possible problem: He never graduated from college.
Video games have been maligned for decades.
Radio personality Garrison Keillor used to have a standing joke that his fictional Lake Woebegon was where "all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average."
SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University's College of Science and Technology will launch Science on Tap - a new, free monthly event - at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 W. Liberty St.
The Liberty County School System administration, along with the Liberty County Board of Education, held a community forum Thursday night at the Performing Arts Center to discuss its upcoming 2015-'16 budget and the impending reduction in school-system personnel.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University recently hired Christopher Corrigan as the institution's new vice president for business and finance.
STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern University College of Business Administration online programs have been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among the best online programs for 2015.
Donnie Pulliam, an alumnus of Liberty County High School, recently received a scholarship from the National Society of High School Scholars.
Georgia Connections Academy, a provider of free virtual K-12 schooling, will host online information sessions every Tuesday and Thursday this month to show how an online classroom works.
The Liberty County Board of Education on Tuesday voted to enact a district-wide hiring freeze for all "non-essential positions," as stated by Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee.
Educational top brass of the Liberty County School System and Armstrong State University convened Friday at the Liberty College and Career Academy to put the official stamps on two new partnership agreements.
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