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Fire Safety Week at RHES

The second grade at Richmond Hill Elementary School was visited on Oct. 23 by the Richmond Hill Fire Department as part of Fire Safety Week. An assembly was held in which fire safety rules were discussed and students were able to view a fire truck. Some also got to see firefighters up close. Among them were Kenecia Chukwudi, Sydney Fortson and Jalen Rouse from Mrs. Grant-Barr's class, shown with Firefighter Dave Williams in full bunker gear. Richmond Hill Fire Department personnel teach fire safety classes to over 1,000 pre K, Kindergarten and 2nd grade classes each year, according ...

October 28, 2009 | Provided Bryan County News | Education


Absences down at local schools

Editor's note: There is a correction to this story, which erroneously said H1N1 is deadlier in nearly half the cases. It should have said that nearly half of those who die from H1N1 had no underlying medical conditions. The News regrets the error.

October 22, 2009 | Jeff Whitten | Education


Bacon best at BCHS

Editor's note: Today marks the third installment in a series of profiles on the 2009 teachers of the year, by school. We will end with a profile on the systemwide teacher of the year.

October 14, 2009 | Jeff Whitten | Education


Schools battle flu and concern

Friday marked the end of the first nine week grading period for Bryan County Schools, so Oct. 12 was scheduled as a student holiday all along.

October 10, 2009 | Jeff Whitten | Education


Parents voice concerns over H1N1

Some parents want the school board to close Richmond Hill Middle School for at least a week as a result of the H1N1 virus.

October 07, 2009 | Jeff Whitten | Education


BoE gets an earful

South Bryan residents opposed to higher taxes gave school officials an earful at a Bryan County School Board public hearing Monday night at Carver Elementary.

September 30, 2009 | Jeff Whitten | Education


Adams tops at BCMS

Editor's note: Today marks the second installment of a series of profiles on the 2009 teachers of the year, by school. We will end with a profile on the systemwide teacher of the year.

September 29, 2009 | Jeff Whitten | Education


Linda Cave, BCES’ best

Editor's note: Today marks the first installment of a series of profiles on the 2009 teachers of the year, by school. We will end with a profile on the systemwide teacher of the year.

September 23, 2009 | Jeff Whitten | Education


BoE staggers school start times

Looking to control discipline among students waiting for buses and traffic on streets around schools, the Bryan County Education has decided to stagger starting times for classes next school year.

At a meeting Thursday, the board decided:

May 30, 2009 | Staff report | Education


Adams named top teacher at BCMS

Bryan County Middle School has named Melissa Adams as their Teacher of the Year! Melissa has been teaching at Bryan County Middle School for six years and currently teaches 7th grade Life Science. "I am so honored that my fellow teachers felt that I was worthy of such an honor," Adams said. "I am just one of the many dedicated teachers at Bryan County Middle School." Principal Debbie Hamm had the following to say: "Mrs. Adams has a lot of hands-on activities that actively involves her students. She has accepted the challenge of having a standards-based classroom and is now ...

March 03, 2009 | | Education


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


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Contest promotes family-friendly schools

The Georgia Department of Education, along with its partners - The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of Georgia, the Georgia Association of Educators and the Georgia Foundation for Public Education - now is accepting applications for the 2015 Georgia Family-Friendly Partnership School Awards.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Governor: Programming should be core class

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday recommended the State Board of Education amend state policy to allow computer programming courses to satisfy core requirements - math, science or foreign language - for receiving a high-school diploma. Deal is asking the Board of Regents of the University System to follow suit by accepting these courses for admission into institutions of higher education.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Bryan Ele. kicks off school year with a twist and shout

Bryan County Elementary School kicked off the 2014-2015 school year with a twist and a shout!

August 19, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Education


Armstrong cited or support of soldiers, vets

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University recently was named a Yellow Ribbon Program school in recognition of its support for veterans and active-duty military students.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


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