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Bryan County Anti-Drug Coalition Chairman Gini Nichols awards first place in the group's art contest to Richmond Hill High School 7th-grader Makayla Peny on May 8. Peny's prize artwork depicts a slot machine with the slogan "Don't gamble with your life." Nichols said the coalition plans to use Peny's artwork and slogan in ads and billboards.

June 01, 2008 | Ross Blair Bryan County News | Education


Technology at RHMS

History has shown that education has seen many changes over the course of time. These changes once took decades to occur. But today, changes in education are happening at a much quicker pace. Some of that change is due to technology. As technology continues to evolve, educational systems are faced with the challenge of preparing students to be technologically literate in a global society.

May 29, 2008 | | Education


Cat's Eye View

How one student prepares - AP tests are happening right now for many high schoolers

May 25, 2008 | Stephen Hundley Bryan County News | Education


Chicken fingers and the price of school lunch

The goal of the food service program in Bryan County is to serve nutritious food that students will enjoy and sell at an affordable price. Chicken fingers are our most popular item. Student meals increase over 10 percent when it is on the menu. The actual cost to produce a student lunch is approximately $2.32 averaged per plate. This includes food, labor, and supplies. The federal government reimburses us $2.47 for meals served to students that are eligible for free meals. The reimbursement rate for a paid student meal is 23 cents. There is no reimbursement received for ...

May 22, 2008 | | Education


Teacher comments raising achievement

Teachers at Bryan County Middle School have seen success with the process of examining student work through teacher commentary. BCMS teachers meet collaboratively to review samples of student work. They discuss student accomplishments as a result of feedback and instructional strategies used to meet the needs of the learner. Based on the analysis, they also plan for what the teacher might do next to help those learners who have still not met the objectives. Teacher commentary is a powerful tool for both teachers and students. When used properly, it has a positive impact on student achievement. Teacher commentary provides an ...

May 15, 2008 | | Education


New students, new lab

Beginning a new semester with new students is something that has to be approached with deliberate concern. This sophisticated inauguration process would be explicitly complicated when the teacher has to tackle new students and a new computer lab. This is exactly what happened to Vicki Braswell at Richmond Hill High School this past January. Mrs. Braswell boldly accepted the opportunity to be the first non-vocational teacher at Richmond Hill High school to conduct her class on a daily basis with the aid of a full computer lab.

May 15, 2008 | | Education


Cat's Eye View

Richmond Hill teacher to run for BoE

May 11, 2008 | | Education


Good things are happening at Richmond Hill Middle School

So many wonderful things are happening in the afterschool activities at Richmond Hill Middle School. We are extremely proud of our Wildcats who have devoted the extra time and effort required to achieve these accomplishments. We would also like to express our appreciation to the faculty members and parents who support our students in these endeavors. Go Wildcats!!

May 08, 2008 | | Education


Technology at BCES

Technology is used in many ways at Bryan County Elementary School. Assessment is used to drive instruction at our school and technology is integral to the assessment process. Technology is used to target areas that need improvement, provide immediate feedback to classroom teachers, for remediation, acceleration, and to track mastery of the curriculum. Technology is also used to meet the different learning styles of students at our school and to make the curriculum interactive and exciting. Parent communication has also greatly increased as a result of technology use at Bryan County Elementary School.

May 08, 2008 | By Jeff Hodges for the Bryan County News | Education


Cat's Eye View

Mazur on exercise: Endorphins make you happy

May 04, 2008 | Stephen Hundley Bryan County News | Education


The best is yet to come

In order to better prepare students for a technologically savvy and diverse world, Georgia's Department of Education has spent the past several years revamping the state's curriculum.

May 01, 2008 | | Education


Cat's Eye View

SADD makes statement about safety

April 27, 2008 | by Stephen Hundley | Education


Cat's Eye View

Bye, Bye Birdie showcases the students' talents, need for a venue

April 20, 2008 | Stephen Hundley Bryan County News | Education


EIP is making a difference

The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is designed to serve students who are at risk of not reaching or maintaining academic grade level. The EIP program provides additional instructional resources to help students obtain the necessary academic skills to reach grade level performance in the shortest time possible.

April 17, 2008 | | Education


Hall wins Rotary award

Richmond Hill High School senior Lauren Hall (pictured with Rotary President Robbie King) is the junior Rotarian of the month for March. She currently has a 3.96 GPA and ranks sixth in her class. She plans to go to Georgia College and State in the fall, majoring in broadcasting. She plays varsity soccer and cross country and is the social chair for the National Honor Society, among numerous other involvements. RHHS Guidance Counselor Tommy Swinford said the senior class has received $3.3 million in scholarship offers so far this year.

April 13, 2008 | Jessica Holthaus | Education


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Eight-grader wins county spelling bee

Richmond Hill Middle School eighth-grader Reagan Campbell was crowned the district's top speller last month at Bryan County Schools' system spelling bee at Dr. George Washington Carver Elementary school.

February 26, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


High school graduation rates jumping, but some groups still lag behind, data shows

American high school students are graduating at record levels, new numbers from the Department of Education reveal, and progress has been made closing the achievement gap among black and Latino youths. Last year, 81 percent of American high school students graduated, a record high.

February 26, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


College is not for everyone

Nicholas Wyman's parents pushed him to go to college, but all he wanted to do at the time was learn to cook.

February 25, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


American millennials rank low on global skills test

A recent study from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies found American young adults lagging behind their international peers in literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills, according to U.S. News & World Report.

February 24, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Fewer college students are taking foreign language courses, report shows

A new report from the Modern Language Association shows a dramatic decrease in the number of college students enrolled in foreign language classes.

February 23, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


As Common Core testing gears up, rebels move to opt out

While the numbers of rebels appear to be small, pockets of intense opposition to the new Common Core testing set to begin next month are percolating.

February 19, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Should computer science courses be mandatory?

The real challenge in American higher education is not that we don't have enough college graduates. If New York Times columnist Charles Blow is right, it's that too many of them are majoring in English, art history, or ethnic or gender studies, and not enough in science, technology, engineering and math.

February 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Schools moving toward healthier fundraisers

"Bake sales are out;" fun runs are in, with excess calories in the crosshairs.

February 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


You can learn more about how a person thinks by looking at this

You can learn more about how a person thinks by looking at the small words they use rather than the big ones, according to a massive study of college admission essays conducted by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin.

February 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


The rise of meditation on college campuses

Duke may have one of the best law schools in the country, but in recruiting new students, its promotional materials point out that Durham's bar scene has exploded in the past few years.

February 13, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education


Teacher bias discourages girls from STEM courses and careers, study shows

A recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research sheds light on the reason women avoid science, technology, engineering and math.

February 13, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret Media Companies | Education


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