The Long County Board of Education met Nov. 12 and decided to implement a soccer program for the 2008-09 school year.
The Long County 4-H Club went to the local Head Start Center recently and showed the 3-, 4- and 5-year-old students you're never too old to have time for younger children.
Button-Gwinnett Elementary School recently celebrated National Children's Book Week.
Take a break from all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season with music and a play at Frank Long Elementary School's fourth and fifth grade PTO Showcase.
MOUNT VERNON - Brewton-Parker College's Student Action Group on the Liberty County Campus was busy this Thanksgiving season helping various local humanitarian aid agencies.
GED test registration for December will be on Dec. 4 at the Army Education Center, Building 100, Room 228, from 12-2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
Minus the cap and gown, parents walked across the stage of the Joseph Martin Elementary school gym during a graduation ceremony Nov. 8 to receive certificates of completion for participating in PASSports for Parents.
Taylors Creek Elementary School fifth graders participated in a Civil War re-enactment Nov. 9. The fifth graders have been studying the Civil War for the past two weeks and have learned the slang used by the soldiers. Classes had to choose whether to be Union or Confederate soldiers. Kristen Martin's class (pictured) chose to be Union soldiers. After fighting in the Battle of Bull Run, the soldiers returned to the campsite to learn they had lost the battle and that some of their fellow soldiers were still on the battlefield. The soldiers had a supper of beans, beef jerky ...
Midway resident Sarah Elizabeth Trawick is the recipient of a student Professional Association of Georgia Educators Undergraduate Scholarship, awarded each year through the Professional Association of Georgia Educators Foundation.
Lewis Frasier Middle School recently received a visit from Kim Thomas, the chief financial officer for the city of Hinesville. Thomas spoke to eighth grade math students in Stacy Brown's first through fourth period classes. She is a former student of the Liberty County School System. The school staff and students appreciated her for being a good role model who is giving back to her community and to the school system that prepared her for success.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy's Department of Music, under the direction of Shannon Hickey, has another feather to add to its cap.
Midway Middle School students, faculty and staff paid tribute to U.S. veterans during a Veterans Day program Nov. 9. The theme for this year's program was, "Lest We Forget."
Students at Walker Middle School in Ludowici collected canned goods for the Long County's Community Food Bank. Using the theme "I 'Can' Fight Against Drugs" during Red Ribbon Week, students wore camouflage and brought canned goods to school. The students collected 462 items. April Smith's seventh-grade homeroom won a pizza party for collecting the most cans, 52.
Georgia School Superintendent Dr. John Barge visited Midway Middle School on Wednesday as part of his two-day, statewide tour the Georgia Department of Education is calling "Georgia's Future, Now." The tour is meant to promote schools across the state.
A motion to place half the cost of sports officials back on high-school athletic directors' shoulders failed Tuesday when Liberty County school-board members deadlocked in a 3-3 vote.
Midway Middle School celebrated Custodial Appreciation Day on Oct. 2. The custodians were honored during a ceremony in which Principal Debra Frazier and Assistant Principal Tom Willoughby praised their efforts in maintaining a clean, safe environment for MMS students. The custodians received candy bouquets to express the school's gratitude for a job well done.
The Walker Elementary School student council recently held a book drive to collect elementary age-appropriate books for their media center. Students in fourth and fifth grades brought in more than 200 new or slightly used books, which will be available at the school. Members of the student council show some of the books that were acquired.
The new Long County Middle School had its first homecoming celebration Sept. 27 at Veterans Field. This year's homecoming queen was eighth-grader Brianna Lord. Her court included sixth-grade princess Chante' Thomas, the seventh-grade princess Sophie Cooper and eighth-grade runner-up princess Julia Scheck.
These days 4-H is more than youth judging poultry, it teaches children and teens life lessons, such as developing public speaking and decision making skills and giving back through community service.
Snelson-Golden Middle School recently held Family Day Dinner Night, drawing more than 130 participants. A spaghetti dinner was featured. Activities enjoyed included Hula Hoop, basketball, Wii Dance and jump rope. Activities were in line with the Liberty County wellness incentive in keeping active.
State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway read "Don't Be a Bully, Billy" on Tuesday to a Pre-K class at Hinesville Childcare Learning Center Inc. in celebration of Pre-K Week.
Liberty Elementary School students and faculty clapped and moved to the beat of conga drums and maracas Friday during a lively program celebrating Spanish Heritage Month. The national observance is held Sept. 15-Oct. 15.
Culinary-arts associates at Liberty College & Career Academy recently witnessed a live cooling demonstration by chef Jean Vendeville, head of the Culinary Arts Institute at Savannah Technical College.
The Long County Board of Education recently recognized its 2012-13 Teachers of the Year. Honorees are Fletcher Johnson, Smiley Elementary School; Beth Vandervort, Walker Middle School; and Jeffrey Spratt, Long County High School. Spratt also was recognized as the school system's teacher of the year.
The Long County Commission recently recognized Kayla Jenkins for attaining the level of master 4-H'er. Jenkins, who is the granddaughter of Charlie and Linda Smith, will represent Long County at the National 4-H Congress on Nov. 29-Dec. 3 in Atlanta.
Students in Dr. Jana Shields' health, safety and nutrition class at Liberty County High recently were certified in CPR and first aid. Fifteen students participated in a daylong training session with firefighter Casey Hale. At the end of the session, each participant took and passed a skills test. The CPR/first aid certification is a required standard for the HSN class in the early childhood education pathway.
Liberty Elementary School celebrated Constitution Day on Sept. 17 with history lessons, songs and a program by the Liberty County High School JROTC flag corps.
The Liberty County Board of Education approved two board policies Tuesday morning, one regarding the state's new "testing-out" option for receiving course credit and another that adds three state-approved pathways for high-school students.