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Pena named top teacher at Richmond Hill High School

Richmond Hill High School special education teacher Kema Pena was recently named RHHS Teacher of the Year. Pena has been teaching for 13 years and has been at RHHS for two years now. "She is one of the most committed teachers I've ever seen as far as taking care of special needs kids," RHHS Principal Charles Spann said. "She's here early and stays late. She communicates well with the parents to keep them advised of the progress or lack of progress they might be making. She's just the kind of person we want here at Richmond Hill ...

February 28, 2009 | Ross Blair | Education


RHPS honors Pearl, Sun

Richmond Hill Primary School honored its' Teacher of the Year and Assistant of the Year during a ceremony in the media center on Feb. 17. The winners were decided by their peers. Teacher of the Year went to first grade teacher Mary Pearl (left). Among the comments made by her co-workers were that she is very creative, always willing to help, on top of all the latest educational strategies and spends her spare time teaching college students. Assistant of the Year went to Linda Sun. Among the comments made by her co-workers were that she loves the children, is considerate ...

February 21, 2009 | Ross Blair | Education


Bacon named NO. 1 at BCHS

Bryan County High's Haley Bacon was named Teacher of the Year Wednesday during a meeting of the BCHS faculty. Haley is a 2000 graduate of Bryan County High School and is in her fourth year of teaching. She was chosen after several rounds of voting by the faculty. Principal Harold Roach called Haley an outstanding young teacher and said BCHS is extremely fortunate to have her. "Ms. Bacon not only has great knowledge of her content, " he said, "but she presents the content in a way that all students can learn. She has accepted the challenge of the new ...

February 18, 2009 | | Education


RHES Teacher and Parapro of the Year

RHES's Paraprofessional of the Year Cindy Godsey and Teacher of the Year Shannon Roberson were honored by Principal Walt Barnes and their peers during a presentation in the RHES media center Thursday.

February 14, 2009 | Ross Blair | Education


Brown, Kennedy named Lanier’s best

Lanier Primary recently announced Ferra Brown (right) and Dawn Kennedy as Teacher of the Year and Paraprofessional of the year. Brown, a 10-year LPS first grade teacher, said, "It's wonderful. I enjoy the children. They learn so much." Principal Patti Newman said Brown "is a wonderful teacher who has a gift for reaching every child in her classroom. She was born to be a teacher." Kennedy, a para-pro at LPS for 19 years, has worked with Kindergarten for the last 10. She said, "It's amazing to see the things they learn, and the difference between the beginning and ...

February 11, 2009 | | Education


Walker named Carver's top teacher

Fourth grade teacher Pam Walker was named George Washington Carver's Teacher of the Year by Principal Crystal Morales in a recent reception held at the school's media center. Morales said the vote was close and spoke of the dedication of all the teachers. "Everything you do makes a difference to the children," she said. Walker said, "to receive this special recognition is humbling. I consider it a privilege to represent the Carver family as a teacher." See more top teachers in upcoming issues.

February 04, 2009 | Gina Sutherland | Education


RHHS concert in the park

January 02, 2009 | Ross Blair | Education


Cat's Eye View

Athletes in the off season

December 27, 2008 | | Education


School board talks about self-improvement

The Bryan County Board of Education talked about itself during a called meeting Tuesday morning in Pembroke.

December 25, 2008 | Gina Sutherland | Education


BoE honors students

Awards given at the Bryan County school board's Nov. 20 meeting:

December 11, 2008 | Ross Blair | Education


Cat's Eye View

The American Red Cross recently held a blood drive where students age 16 and up, teachers, and other members of the community who happened to stop by were invited to donate blood. While the blood drive is an annual event, different clubs at RHHS take turns helping out. This year Richmond Hill's Student Council, and its teacher sponsor Jennifer Sack, led the charge.

December 11, 2008 | Stephen Hundley | Education


Two teachers honored for their bright ideas

$2,607 awarded to Bryan County Schools

December 04, 2008 | Special to the News From Coastal Electric | Education


Cat's Eye View

With a grain of the old salt

October 23, 2008 | Stephen Hundley | Education


AP Students earn success

Richmond Hill High School offers eight different Advanced Placement courses on-site for students and many additional courses are offered on-line through the College Board. AP courses are both fast-paced and intellectually challenging, and such courses allow students the opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school. Highly motivated students choose to take these college-level courses for a myriad of reasons; many thrive on the stimulating coursework, while others have set goals to be accepted into some of the most prestigious universities in the country. Universities favor the applications of students who have chosen to take the most challenging ...

October 09, 2008 | | Education


College savings plans with a 529

According to the College Board, the cost of tuition and fees at four-year public institutions has increased nearly 51 percent over the last 10 years (after adjusting for inflation), and these costs are certain to rise.

August 14, 2008 | | 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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