Editor's note: Bryan County Board of Education member Mary Warnell, who represents Pembroke District 1, recently announced her intention not to seek a third term. That leaves the BoE without one of its most knowledgeable people when it comes to state and federal issues. In that regard, we recently asked her some questions regarding the state of education here and in Georgia. Here's what she said.
On March 20, 28 Bryan County 4-H'ers traveled to Bacon County to compete in 2010 District Project Achievement. Parents, teen-leaders, volunteers, along with the 4-H staff convoyed to the day-long competition. After weeks of researching topics, preparing speeches and posters, and practicing their demonstrations, this group returned to Bryan County with seven first place ribbons, seven second place ribbons and two third place ribbons.
Richmond Hill Middle School Social Studies Fair winners competed at the regional level on March 6.
Richmond Hill Middle School is bustling with activity. The students are preparing for final exams and CRCTs, soccer and baseball season is gearing up, and other extracurricular activities such as art club, academic team, and student counsel are keeping the students on their toes. However, I think the busiest of all the different clubs and afterschool groups is the band.
Principal's Honor Roll, 12th grade
Richmond Hill High School Principal Charles Spann has appointed coach and special education teacher Michael Pollard as the school's new athletic director. The position has been vacant since June, when longtime AD Jimmy Hires retired from the position. For more details on the appointment, pick up a copy of the Midweek Bryan County News.
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.
The Head Start program is accepting applications for the 2010-11 school year. Head Start centers are in Bryan, Liberty, Long, Camden, Evans, Glynn, McIntosh, Wayne and Tattnall counies.
SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College Phi Lambda members participated in a regional competition at Columbus Technical College in Columbus in February. The following students competed and placed in various categories. They will advance to the statewide competition April 2-11 in Atlanta.
Richmond Hill Middle School seventh-graders performed holiday tunes, including "Carol of the Bells," "Jingle Bones," "Santa at the Symphony" and others, during the school's annual Winter Band Concert on Thursday.
College Foundation's 10th annual Opportunity Award Gala.
STATESBORO - Work has begun to build Georgia Southern University's $5.8 million Shooting Sports Education Center.
Fort Stewart's three elementary schools are among 60 domestic Department of Defense schools to be assessed this coming year by the National Defense Research Institute (RAND).
Officials say work on the county's new schools is progressing well, even if construction is still months away.
Each of Bryan County's nine schools will get security makeovers over the Christmas break.
The following students at Bryan County Elementary School were named to the honor roll for the first nine-week grading period of the 2013-14 school year:
Teresa Deneen's kindergarten class at Richmond Hill Primary School shows off the paper bag puppets they used to recently re-enact the first Thanksgiving. The children participated in the Reader's Theatre of "Hooray for Thanksgiving."
Government students at Bryan County High School last week had a question-and-answer session via Skype with Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.
The following students at Richmond Hill High School were named to the honor roll for the first nine-week grading period of the 2013-14 school year:
The following students at Bryan County Middle School were named to the honor roll for the first nine-week grading period of the 2013-14 school year:
Lanier Primary School recently hosted several events to honor the past and present members of the military.
Richmond Hill High School could be put in the state's largest classification for high school sports next year based on enrollment numbers released recently by the Georgia Department of Education - but it won't stay in Class AAAAAA if local officials can help it.
For the third time this season, the Richmond Hill High School Wildcat Marching Band brought home the title of Grand Champion after competing Nov. 9 at the Georgia Series Championship Competition at South Effingham Stadium in Guyton.
The following students at Richmond Hill Middle School were named to the honor roll for the first nine-week grading period of the 2013-14 school year: