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
Students from Chris Flake's fifth-grade math class at G.W. Carver Elementary School participated in a learning task to help them determine how to collect, organize and display data using the most appropriate graph. Students visited other fifth-grade classrooms and conducted a survey. Then they returned to their class to organize the data by creating a tally table and frequency chart. The students then created graphs to display their data.
It's that time of year again. Monday started homecoming week at both Bryan County High School and Richmond Hill High School. That means parades, homecoming queens and, yes, football.
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.
Bryan County Elementary School held it's first Lunch and Learn with parents recently.
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College and the city of Riceboro are partnering to bring adult education/GED classes to area residents beginning this fall at the Riceboro Youth Center on Highway 17.
Lanier Primary School, in conjunction with Oral Health America: National Sealant Alliance and the Georgia Oral Health Prevention Program, will provide preventive dental procedures for eligible children attending the school.
The largest and most diverse group of graduating seniors in Georgia's history took the SAT this year. The SAT participation rate for the Georgia class of 2010 - 74 percent - was among the top 10 in the nation. Of the state's 2010 college-bound seniors who took the SAT, 44.6 percent were minority students, up from 35 percent in 2005 and 30.4 percent in 2000. In addition, 37.9 percent of the state's SAT takers indicated that they are first-generation college attendees.
ATLANTA - Georgia will kick off its annual statewide Red Ribbon campaign at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Centennial Olympic Park. Last year, the event drew more than 500 students from across the state. The campaign signals the start of red ribbon activities in schools throughout the state Oct. 23-30.
Dr. Linda M. Bleicken officially will be inaugurated as Armstrong Atlantic State University's seventh president at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. The date has a special significance for the institution, as it marked the first day of classes at the historic Armstrong House in 1935.
Bryan County Elementary School kicked off the 2014-2015 school year with a twist and a shout!
SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University recently was named a Yellow Ribbon Program school in recognition of its support for veterans and active-duty military students.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University will become 100 percent tobacco-free on Friday, GSU President Dr. Brooks Keel recently announced.
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