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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


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


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Teacher earns Georgia Power grant

ATLANTA - Richmond Hill Elementary School teacher Jennifer Cox is among the recipients of Georgia Power's annual New Teacher Assistance Grants, the company announced this week.

November 26, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Fourth graders tour Fort King George

Almost 400 fourth-graders from George Washington Carver Elementary School ventured back in time last Friday when they went to Fort King George in Darien on a field trip. Organized by Marcy Newberry, students heard presentations on cannon firing, the Guale Indians, weaving cloth and early medical techniques. Many of the students are studying Colonial history, and the trip reinforced what they learned in the classroom.

November 20, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


ASU president appointed to national board

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University President Linda M. Bleicken was appointed to the board of directors for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities during the organization's annual meeting Oct. 21 in Washington, D.C.

November 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Murray Elementary dedicated on post

Fort Stewart's Murray Elementary School was dedicated during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 14.

November 19, 2014 | By Kaytrina Curtis Fort Stewart Public Affairs | Education


SavTech culinary arts earn honors

Savannah Technical College culinary-arts instructor Zeb Berry and five STC students earned four gold and three silver medals at the American Culinary Federation Tampa Bay Competition on Nov. 1.

November 16, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


ASU No. 12 on list of schools for vets

SAVANNAH - Military Times honored Armstrong State University on Tuesday by ranking the institution No. 12 among four-year schools on its "Best for Vets: Colleges 2015" list.

November 15, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Heads shaved for a good cause

Richmond Hill High School Assistant Principals Mickey Bayens and Bivens Miller got their heads shaved Friday at Wildcats Stadium after the school raised more than $10,000 to give to United Way of the Coastal Empire. The money was raised by faculty, staff and students. Bayens said the two promised to have it done if the goal was reached. Lou Gambill and Sherry Vick did the honors while students cheered. "It's about giving back," Bayens said.

November 14, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


RH student is ABAC ambassador

TIFTON - Emily Johnson of Richmond Hill has been selected to participate in the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College's Ambassadors program.

November 09, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


BCHS marks Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week activities last week at Bryan County Middle and High schools ranged from essay and poster contests to safety demonstrations.

November 07, 2014 | | Education


BCE student take 4-H honors

Three fifth-graders from Bryan County Elementary entered 4-H projects and won ribbons at the recent Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair in Statesboro. Aleia Hilliard entered her project titled "What Do you Do with Decimals?" and claimed second place. Catalina Temple's project, "Upcycling Fashion," also won second place. Gracie Edwards earned first place for her project, "Saving Coral Reefs."

November 06, 2014 | | Education


Graduation rate increases at BCS

The four-year graduation rate for Bryan County Schools high schools improved to 80.9 percent in 2014, according to data released by the Georgia Department of Education.

November 06, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


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