ATLANTA (AP) _ Georgia's fourth and eighth graders have nearly caught up with the nation in reading but still lag in mathematics, national test results released Tuesday show.
The state Board of Education's new set of graduation requirements is aimed at assuring Georgia's students graduate high school college and work ready.
The Future Business Leaders of America officer team from Bradwell Institute recently participated in the Building and Achieving Success in Chapters training program at the FFA/FCCLA Center in Covington.
Typically, children want the top bunk when they spend the night with a friend, and most also like to play in tree houses.
Dwindling graduation rates, alarming dropout trends, gang activity and student malnutrition mainly account for Liberty's scholastic slump, however, school officials are working on strategies to mend these pitfalls.
"Ask and ye shall receive."
Winners of the Get Busy Reading summer reading program recently stopped by the Courier to pick up their prizes.
The machine gun assault 63 years ago on the 3rd Infantry Division's 30th Infantry, Company K had stopped the troops' advance and left five soldiers dead when Pfc. Patrick L. Kessler made a rash decision.
The Liberty County Board of Education is moving to join 110 other school boards in Georgia in documenting that it meets standards set by the school board association.
Two of Liberty County's elementary schools had open houses this week and the rest have scheduled them during the remainder of the month.
Schools across the county are sending progress reports home today showing students' progress.
Bradwell Institute Band Boosters have started a fund raising campaign to buy new band uniforms
The committee for the Henry "Hank" White Memorial Scholarship fund recently announced the 2007 recipients of seven $1,000 scholarships.
Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox is accepting applications for her 2007-2008 Student Advisory Council.
GED tests will be given in Jesup at the Scott Polytechnical Center, Room 434, from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 10-11.
The Coastal Electric Cooperative Bright Ideas prize team - with balloons, gifts, signs and giant checks in hand - filed into the classrooms of seven surprised Liberty County School System educators Thursday.
Georgia School Superintendent Dr. John Barge visited Long County on Wednesday. While in Ludowici, he stopped by the new Long County High School and took a tour of the facility, courtesy of Principal Scotty Hattaway and Long County School System Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters.
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.