SAVANNAH -- Armstrong Atlantic State University will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its much anticipated, 60,180 square-foot Student Union at 11:50 a.m. on Friday, April 23. Friday's activities, at the south entrance of the new facility, near the corner of Science Drive and Library Drive on campus, will include a ceremonial burial of a 50-year time capsule as part of the celebration of Armstrong's 75th anniversary in 2010.
AASU President Linda Bleicken will join Vice President for Student Affairs Vicki McNeil, Student Government Association President Zerek Samples, as well as other representatives from the student body ...
Richmond Hill High School students held their annual "Mock Wreck," an event where students replicate the horror of a teen driving accident, on Thursday at the school. The wreck was organized by the school's SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) chapter, with assistance from the local police, fire and EMS departments.
Editor's note: Bryan County Board of Education member Mary Warnell, who represents Pembroke District 1, recently announced her intention not to seek a third term. That leaves the BoE without one of its most knowledgeable people when it comes to state and federal issues. In that regard, we recently asked her some questions regarding the state of education here and in Georgia. Here's what she said.
On March 20, 28 Bryan County 4-H'ers traveled to Bacon County to compete in 2010 District Project Achievement. Parents, teen-leaders, volunteers, along with the 4-H staff convoyed to the day-long competition. After weeks of researching topics, preparing speeches and posters, and practicing their demonstrations, this group returned to Bryan County with seven first place ribbons, seven second place ribbons and two third place ribbons.
Richmond Hill Middle School Social Studies Fair winners competed at the regional level on March 6.
Richmond Hill Middle School is bustling with activity. The students are preparing for final exams and CRCTs, soccer and baseball season is gearing up, and other extracurricular activities such as art club, academic team, and student counsel are keeping the students on their toes. However, I think the busiest of all the different clubs and afterschool groups is the band.
Principal's Honor Roll, 12th grade
Richmond Hill High School Principal Charles Spann has appointed coach and special education teacher Michael Pollard as the school's new athletic director. The position has been vacant since June, when longtime AD Jimmy Hires retired from the position. For more details on the appointment, pick up a copy of the Midweek Bryan County News.
Georgia was not among the states selected to receive first-round funding from the federal Race to the Top program. It does, however, allow the state to pursue funding opportunities in round two of the application process.
Max Makhinson was named Junior Rotarian for the Month of September by the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mrs. Walker's fourth grade students at Carver Elementary recently became "Meteorologists of the Day."
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.
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