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Students write about being mayor

Recently, sixth-graders at Bryan County Middle School participated in the "If I Were Mayor" essay writing contest hosted by the Georgia Municipal Association. As a reward for all their hard work, the mayor provided all the sixth-graders with a pizza party. In addition, the mayor recognized the three top essay winners selected and presented them with a gift certificate from a local businesses downtown.

June 07, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


NGC honors local student

North Georgia College and State University graduated 676 students, including 93 graduate students, during four ceremonies held April 30-May 2 at the university's Memorial Hall Gymnasium in Dahlonega.

June 07, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


States to set uniform standards for teachers

SUWANEE - By third grade, students should know how to write a complex sentence and add fractions, no matter if they live in Georgia or California.

Eighth-graders should understand the Pythagorean theorem. And by high school graduation, all U.S. students should be ready for college or a career.

June 03, 2010 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


Rep. Barrow addresses BPC graduates

MOUNT VERNON - Brewton-Parker College had commencement ceremonies for the class of 2010 on May 15 on the Mount Vernon campus.

June 02, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Perdue signs school governance bill

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue recently signed into law Senate Bill 84, landmark school board governance legislation.

June 02, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Pembroke student in UGA government

University of Georgia senior Josh Stanfield was recently won a senate seat in the UGA Student Government Association. Stanfield, the son of Jimmy and Sheri Stanfield of Pembroke, is a 2007 graduate of Bryan County High School. At BCHS, Stanfield was salutatorian, captain of the tennis team and president of the Beta Club. He is majoring in political science at UGA.

June 01, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Student: Waiting for bell to toll

I can honestly say that this year can be summed up in one simple word. It wasn't amazing, nor was it wonderful, not sad, or terrible, though it probably was all those things one time or another. No, my year has been very interesting. Now it is finally drawing to a close, and looking back on everything that's happened I am amazed at how the time flew by.

May 20, 2010 | By Christina Smith Student columnist | Education


HS Graduations are Saturday

Saturday will be a proud day for many a mom and dad – and grandparents and probably even a host of other relatives. The high school seniors of Bryan County will walk across a stage to receive their diplomas.

May 20, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | Education


Carver names reading olympians

The Carver Elementary Reading Olympics was held Friday. Students competed by providing the title and author to questions about books they had read.

May 17, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Lanier students get strawberry serenade

May 17, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Books are important

Bryan County Elementary School presented books to the members of the board of education at the April board meeting. The board members donated the books back to the school media center.

May 17, 2010 | | Education


RHHS band wows crowd at J.F. Gregory

The Richmond Hill High School bands performed their spring concert May 4 under the pavilion at J.F. Gregory Park to a large audience who attended in spite of the evening's menacing conditions.

May 17, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


RH teacher helps school get national kudos

Elementary school students from Savannah Christian Preparatory School have earned national recognition for their "Help Haiti" project.

May 13, 2010 | By Caitlyn Boza Staff writer | Education


Regents approve tuition hikes up to 16%

ATLANTA - Georgia college students will pay up to $1,000 more in tuition in the coming school year under hikes passed by the state Board of Regents on Tuesday, a move that comes amid one of the worst state fiscal crises in recent history.

The tuition increases for the state's 35 public colleges and universities hit hardest at research universities: Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia and Georgia State University. Many students will pay $3,535 per semester, a 16 percent increase over last fall.

May 12, 2010 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


Regents voting on tuition hike

ATLANTA - Georgia college students likely will find out Tuesday how much more they'll have to shell out for tuition this fall.

The Georgia Board of Regents is scheduled to vote on tuition hikes for the state's 35 public colleges and universities. The vote comes after lawmakers cut hundreds of millions from higher education coffers to help balance the books amid one of the worst state fiscal crises in recent history.

May 11, 2010 | Associated Press | Education


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Bryan Elementary kids solve math mystery

Bryan County Elementary school students enjoy their new connections classes by becoming detectives in a Math Scene Investigation. In the Math Lab class, Katelyn Finnegan encourages them to investigate and find clues to a math mystery. As they walk around the room to find and solve math clues, it is easy to see that the new connection classes are a big hit.

September 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


GSU festival focuses on sciences

Georgia Southern University is gearing up for its second annual science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, 847 Plant Drive in Statesboro, according to georgiasouthern.edu.

September 17, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Students tackle weather forecasting

Mrs. Walker's fourth grade students at Carver Elementary recently became "Meteorologists of the Day."

September 15, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Command sergeant major speaks at BCHS

Army Command Sergeant Major Cameron Porter talked to more than 110 Bryan County High School JROTC students during an assembly last week. The career public affairs officer, assigned to the Armed Forces Network Command in Europe, talked to the junior cadets about what a positive influence the Army and military could play in their lives. He encouraged them to consider a career in the military when making the plans.

September 13, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


State's online school has open seats

Georgia Connections Academy, a free public virtual charter school open to students from every county of the state, has openings for students in grades 9-12.

September 10, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Literacy week in state Sept. 15-19

In acknowledgement of September as National Literacy Month and the United Nations' observance of International Literacy Day on Sept. 8, Gov. Nathan Deal has proclaimed Sept. 8 Literacy Action Day and Sept. 15-19 Literacy Action Week for Georgia.

September 04, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Digital textbooks available free

Although the 2014-15 academic year now is in full swing, teachers, school leaders, parents and students still can access free, interactive digital textbooks through the Georgia Department of Education's website.

September 03, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Football is more than a game

High school football is about more than just the game on the field. It's a combination of sports and spectacle, pomp and pageantry. It's cheerleaders and marching band. It's friends tailgating, alumni decked out in school colors and freshmen showing they have school spirit. If you haven't been to a high school football game in a while, why not check one out Friday as both the Richmond Hill High School Wildcats and Bryan County High School Redskins are at home. The Wildcats play host to Johnson at 7:30 p.m. The Redskins take on visiting ...

September 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


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