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Families build sugar igloos

Students and parents from Nicole Carter's fourth-grade class at Waldo Pafford Elementary created miniature igloos using marshmallows and icing during the school's recent open house.

October 06, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


LES has TV station's 'Top Teacher'

Liberty Elementary School's gifted class teacher, Lela Dickens, was recognized as a WTOC top teacher in September. Dickens said she always tries to go above and beyond to ensure her students are learning at high levels. She gives personal attention to each student and makes certain her teaching style fits the needs of each pupil.

October 06, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Hispanic heritage entertain, educates

The sound of maracas and the low beat of bongo drums punctuated students' animated conversations Friday at Liberty Elementary as children and teachers poured into the cafeteria to watch a performance in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

October 04, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Education


Fall fest gives students, parents time together

On Friday evening, parents wandered around the grassy field in front of Frank Long Elementary School watching their children play, laugh and enjoy the sunny day.

October 04, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Education


Ludowici native is SGTC student of month

South Georgia Technical College recreation and leisure management student Brittany Mills of Ludowici recently was named student of the month for September during a student recognition ceremony in the John M. Pope Industrial Technology Center on the Americus campus.

October 04, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Writing contest at library for youth

Live Oak Public Libraries are accepting entries for the 2010 Young Writers Contest. Entry deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 20. The contest is open to children in grades kindergarten through college. Students are asked to write a poem using five words selected from the books of the authors and illustrators in this year's Savannah Children's Book Festival. The festival is set for Nov. 13 at Forsyth Park. For complete details and prizes, visit www.liveoakpl.org

October 01, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


BI JROTC installs leaders

The Bradwell Institute Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Program held its 18th annual commissioning/promotion ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 16, in the JROTC multi-purpose room. Cadet leaders for the 2010-11 school year were installed. Sgt. Maj. Julio Baez, the sergeant major for 6th Brigade, Cadet Command, was the guest speaker. He also administered the oath of office to the cadets.

September 29, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students get hands dirty with terrariums

Nicole Hampton-Carter's fourth-grade class at Waldo Pafford Elementary recently made terrariums to study the living and nonliving parts of ecosystems as stated in the Georgia Performance Standards.

September 29, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


New system aligns school strategy, goals

During a community forum Thursday, the Liberty County Board of Education discussed major changes in the way the district will plan and organize long-term goals for upcoming school years.

September 28, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Education


Students get scoop on financial aid

On Tuesday evening, students gathered with their parents at Liberty County High School to obtain information about completing their senior years and preparing for college.

September 24, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Education


Liberty youth at Georgia summit

The fifth Biennial Georgia Youth Summit was held at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton on Sept. 11-13. The three-day leadership conference was attended by 716 youth and adults from 133 counties. The summit is designed to increase awareness of state and local issues, enhance youth-adult partnerships on the local level and encourage youth to become active for the betterment of their communities.

September 22, 2010 | By Terri Thompson Special to the Courier | Education


Wolf gets his day in court

Kimberly Boucher's third-grade Liberty Elementary class held a mock trial on Sept. 13 for the Big Bad Wolf.

September 22, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Parents treated to breakfast with students

Joseph Martin Elementary's recent "Muffins for Mom" event was a success, JME Principal Sue Tolley said. At 7:15 a.m. Friday, students began to pass through the serving line with their parents, grandparents and guardians. Staff members greeted the families and served juice, coffee and muffins.

September 22, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Study: Teacher bonuses don't raise test scores

ATLANTA - Offering big bonuses to teachers failed to raise students' test scores in a three-year study released Tuesday that calls into question the Obama administration's push for merit pay to improve education.

September 22, 2010 | Associated Press | Education


Students get taste of Hispanic culture

Sixteen squirming pre-K students sat in a semi-circle waiting for the surprise their teacher Kim Durrence had promised them.

September 17, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Education


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Reading Bowl takes center stage

Students took part last week in a quiz-style competition at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center to test their knowledge on books.

February 02, 2016 | Tiffany King | Education


Area students make honors lists

DAHLONEGA - Tiffany Erickson of Fort Stewart, Georgia, made the fall 2015 dean's list at the University of North Georgia (for achieving a 3.5 ...

February 01, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long BoE earns quality board badge

The Long County Board of Education recently received the Quality School Board Badge from the Georgia School Board Association.

January 28, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Comment period open for new social studies, science standards

ATLANTA - The State Board of Education has posted the first Georgia Standards of Excellence for science and social studies for comments until the middle of ...

January 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Armstrong, Ga. Southern rank among best online programs

In a report published this week, U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks Armstrong State and Georgia Southern universities as among having two of the ...

January 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long BoE honors retirees

The Long County Board of Education honored three retiring employees at a recent board meeting.

January 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Students today, teachers tomorrow in Long County

Five Long County High School students recently took their first steps toward becoming teachers by completing the school's Tide to Teachers program.

January 19, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Education


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