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Students, faculty have clean up day

Students and faculty at Jordye Bacon Elementary School recently had a campus cleanup.

April 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Show at library stresses head safety

About a dozen attentive youngsters learned how to keep their noggins intact at the Hinesville branch of the Live Oak Public Libraries on Tuesday.

April 07, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


Work-based learning pays off for student

Liberty County High School student Traci Horton attended a recent meeting of local educators in the business-computer science and career, technical and agricultural fields to share her experiences as a receptionist for the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

April 07, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Savannah Tech council honors STARS

SAVANNAH - The Savannah Technical College Community Council will host its fourth annual Tribute to Community STARs (Savannah Tech's Achievement Recognition) on Friday, honoring some 20 individuals nominated for their service and dedication at work or in the community. The luncheon is at noon Friday in the Eckburg auditorium on the Savannah Campus, 5717 White Bluff Road. The event is open to the public, and tickets cost $50 per person.

April 07, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Taylors Creek puts math skills to test

Taylors Creek Elementary recently had a Math Career Day. Twenty-five presenters, including businesses, agencies and parents, explained how they use skills learned in school - especially math - in their careers.

April 07, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


BI senior at GSU scholar showcase

STATESBORO - Outstanding high school seniors recently attended Georgia Southern University's annual Southern Scholars Showcase at the Statesboro campus. Christopher Smythe, a Bradwell Institute student, was among the participants.

April 07, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Grade-schoolers get peek at future careers

Students at Lyman Hall Elementary School learned firsthand Friday about several career opportunities available in Liberty County. Roughly 16 job types were represented at the outdoor career fair, said parent involvement facilitator Lavonia LeCounte.

April 05, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


Liberty County celebrates literacy

Volunteers descended upon Liberty County schools Thursday in celebration of Read Across Liberty Day, co-sponsored by Rotary Club of Hinesville, Kiwanis Club of Liberty County, Target, Keep Liberty Beautiful and Prevent Child Abuse Liberty.

April 02, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


Schools raise $10,000 for Haiti relief

Liberty County students stepped up to the plate for a recent fundraiser for the victims of the Haiti earthquakes. Students at every school participated in different fundraising activities. Some schools collected coins, some classrooms had contests, some made a competition out of it, but everyone had a hand in raising $10,000.

April 01, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


BoE lobbies for aid during D.C. trip

Several members of the Liberty County Board of Education recently traveled to Washington, D.C. BoE Chairwoman Lily Baker, board member Charlie Frasier, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Mary Alexander and Assistant Superintendent of Finance Jason Rogers attended the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools Association conference. The organization is a nonprofit, non-partisan corporation of school districts from around the United States. It was created primarily to educate Congress on the importance of Impact Aid.

March 31, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students attend math, reading party

On March 18, Midway Middle School had its third nine weeks Accelerated Reader/First in Math incentive party. To be invited, students must have at least an 85 percent average and they must meet their individualized Accelerated Reader point goals.

March 31, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Georgia misses out on first round of Race to Top

Georgia was not among the states selected to receive first-round funding from the federal Race to the Top program. It does, however, allow the state to pursue funding opportunities in round two of the application process.

March 31, 2010 | Staff report | Education


BI senior juggles work, school, real world

Graduating from high school and deciding what career path to pursue are two of life's first big milestones for many young people. Eriko Smith, a senior at Bradwell Institute, is just a stone's throw away from both of these and, thanks to the Liberty County School System's Work-Based Learning Program, she's well-prepared.

March 31, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


FPCA science night sparks creativity

On March 22, First Presbyterian Christian Academy had its annual science night. On science night, all FPCA high school students create and present science experiments for the elementary school students, bridging the age gap between them for a night filled with fun and learning. The experiments vary from science lab staples, such as chemical reactions, to oddities most people would not recognize, like creating plastic or glow-in-the dark bubbles.

March 31, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long County High gets new principal

At its March meeting, the Long County Board of Education named a new high school principal for the 2010-11 school year. The board didn't have to look far. Current assistant principal, Scotty Hattaway, was chosen to replace Dr. Dolores Mallard.

March 29, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


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China uses drones to catch cheaters on college access exams

The world's toughest exam has driven Chinese students to extremes, including suicide, but cheating will be a little tougher if a plan in Henan province, 400 miles south of Beijing, pans out.

June 16, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Honor roll: Button Gwinnett Elementary

Students listed on Button Gwinnett Elementary School's final honor roll of the year were:

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


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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