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School system preparing for 2009 fiscal year

The Bryan County School System has completed almost eight months of the current fiscal year. Unlike the city and county governments, the school system operates on a state fiscal year basis that runs July 1 through June 30. During the first seven months of the fiscal year, the school system has expended 58 percent of the budgeted expenditures and collected about 66 percent of the budgeted revenues.

April 10, 2008 | | Education


Students participate in model UN

Victoria Wood echoed Poland's plea for protection of fragile global ecosystems, Sarah Graham espoused the Russian Federation's commitment to prevent monopolies extending beyond the confines of the globe into space and Devin Knight highlighted the plight of developing nations, seeking assistance for Niger in attaining technological parody and security in the global communication network – hefty issues for mankind, let alone middle school students.

April 03, 2008 | | Education


Excelling at special education

The State of Georgia is monitored by the federal government on indicators of student performance through No Child Left Behind. Special Education is also monitored by annually reporting various data to the Department of Education in Atlanta, which compiles and forwards it to Washington, D.C. For special education, there are 16 performance indicators, divided into four goals. Those goals are 1) Improve post-school outcomes for students with disabilities, 2) Improve services for young children (ages 3-5) with disabilities, 3) Improve the provision of a free appropriate public education to students with disabilities, and 4) Improve compliance with state and ...

April 03, 2008 | | Education


BCMS students celebrate good behavior

Last week, several hundred students at Bryan County Middle School celebrated their good behavior with a sunny afternoon break and the opportunity to purchase tasty treats.

April 03, 2008 | by Mindy Boyette | Education


BCHS takes the region championship during Literary Meet

The GHSA A Region III Literary Competition was Friday, March 7, at Southeast Technical College in Vidalia.

March 30, 2008 | | Education


Cat's Eye View

Up close and personal with one Literary Team member

March 30, 2008 | by Stephen Hundley | Education


The other standards

Students participate in a wide variety of activities throughout the school year most of which are related to the academic subjects including math, language arts, science and social studies. Some may not realize that special school-wide activities which may be viewed as "fun" activities for students are meeting academic guidelines and state standards as well.

March 27, 2008 | | Education


Richmond Hill High School JROTC earns spot in state competition

The Richmond Hill High School JROTC has earned the right to compete at the state competition for its drill team and color guard.

March 27, 2008 | by Ross Blair | Education


Odyssey of the Mind heads to state competition

The Richmond Hill High School's Odyssey of the Mind participants will be going on to the state tournament next month, after all four teams qualified during the regional competition in Savannah on March 1.

March 23, 2008 | Jessica Holthaus | Education


RHHS sophomores get real life lesson on the Holocaust

RHHS 10th graders were granted a once in a lifetime experience when Holocaust survivors Chaim Melamed and Vera Hoffman visited with a small group of students last Tuesday. Chaim and Vera spoke with students on everything from the time before the war, to the concentration camps, to their eventual liberation. Throughout their talk Mr. Melamed brought up several times that there was simply not enough time to truly explain everything. He explained that he could easily talk for 10 hours just explaining his personal story. He kept saying that he didn't know where to begin, as there was just ...

March 23, 2008 | by Stephen Hundley | Education


BCES names best teacher, paraprofessional

Each year, the faculty and staff recognize a teacher and paraprofessional who have shown outstanding dedication to the school, students, and other faculty and staff.

March 20, 2008 | | Education


Volunteers at RHPS get high marks

The parent and community members of the Richmond Hill Primary School PTSO volunteer group are the envy of several of Georgia's top performing elementary school administrators. Visiting RHPS for the purpose of completing a five year Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) evaluation, the team of two Georgia principals, two teachers, and an Assistant Superintendent were quick to compliment the group.

March 20, 2008 | | Education


Cat's Eye View

Richmond Hill grapplers make history

March 16, 2008 | by Stephen Hundley for the Bryan County News | Education


Volunteer McCann named a state finalist

A Richmond Hill High School senior has been nominated as one of six distinguished state finalists for her volunteer efforts by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

March 13, 2008 | by Jessica Holthaus Bryan County News | Education


Clark makes a ‘remarkable’ contribution

Bryan County High School student William Anthony Clark, 16, of Pembroke has been recognized with a President's Volunteer Service Award for his exemplary volunteer service in Bryan County.

March 13, 2008 | by Jessica Holthaus Bryan County News | Education


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Rotary Club honor student

Max Makhinson was named Junior Rotarian for the Month of September by the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill.

September 27, 2014 | | Education


Students simulate earthquake

Mrs. Pam Walker's fourth grade class at Carver Elementary used supplies sent in by parents to complete an Earthquake-Simulation project. Students learned how engineering, stability, and gravity are related to natural disasters as they built their multi-story structures. Students then recorded the effects of a simulated earthquake on their structure.

September 26, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Public schools fight to keep teachers

Unfilled teaching jobs in Arizona are at a crisis level, AZ Central reports. There are over 527 job openings, resulting in crowded classrooms. One Phoenix-area district alone had 63 openings.

September 25, 2014 | By Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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


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