Education

  Students make wave of information for Gray’s Reef Expo

On Memorial Day River Street in Savannah will be taken over by the Gray’s Reef Expo in celebration of their National Marine Sanctuary and NOAA’s 50th Anniversary.Although that’s still months away, one of the biggest pieces of that Expo is already under construction.

  New STEM program at Toombs Co. Middle off to great start

  Savannah State’s new chief of police outlines goals

  Georgia Southern expanding Business Innovation Group in downtown Statesboro

SC senators begin to share proposals to change education bill

  GSU planning to close an on-campus apartment complex

  Church pays off lunch debt at Hinesville elementary school

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  SSU professor works current events into classroom learning

New charter school in Colleton County school expected to open in 2021

  Ga. legislature considering limiting dual enrollment

  Emergency drill held at Wade Hampton High School

Lockdown lifted at Windsor Forest High after claim of weapon on campus

  Anonymous donor pays off Effingham Co. Middle School lunch debt

  Candler Co. schools give update on their new security systems

More and more school districts look for ways to keep children safe on campus. Some have tried systems where staff can call for help or lockdown the school with a push of a button.

  Pollinator Paradise: Teacher putting stem money to use at Portal Elementary

A teacher in Bulloch County won Conservation Teacher of the Year and she’s putting her lesson plans, and grant money, to use right away to help pollinators in a few months.

Savannah State to host National Freedom Day events

Savannah State University’s (SSU) Wright Choice Initiative will host events for National Freedom Day from Jan. 30- Feb. 1.

  Chatham County School Board looks at College Career Ready Performance Scores

The SCCPSS School Board got a look at the district’s College Career Ready Performance Index scores for 2018-2019.

Construction begins on new wings at May River High, River Ridge Academy

New chief of police named at Savannah State University

  GSU hopes to introduce a new music program

  SCCPSS Student Success Expo and Stem Festival held

  McIntosh County School District considers changing dress code

  Gadsden goes green and earns national honors for sustainability

SCCPSS to showcase Choice Programs at annual Student Success Expo

Savannah-Chatham County Public School students looking to enroll in the next school year’s Choice Program can begin applying this weekend.

  Wayne Co. High School students create PSA to promote acts of kindness

One act of kindness can go such a long way. A message Wayne County High School students hope to spread to their classmates.

  Beaufort County schools celebrate national Law Enforcement Day

Thursday is national Law Enforcement Day. Several schools across Beaufort County celebrated by wearing blue, including Bluffton Elementary School.

  Chatham County Students to Learn More About Public Education Options

This weekend, students attending public schools across Chatham County will have the opportunity to learn about their options in education.

  Community votes on proposals to better Beaufort High School

Change could be on the way near Beaufort High School. It might include a difference in how students, buses and teachers get to school.

SCCPSS schools participate in annual spelling bee

Elementary and middle school students throughout Savannah-Chatham County Public School Systems schools competed in the annual county spelling bee Wednesday night.

South Ga. Technical College named best community college in Ga. for 2020

South Georgia Technical College has earned the top spot as the best community college in Georgia for 2020, according to Niche.

SC Governor set to propose plan to expand full-day pre-kindergarten statewide

According to state officials, there are more than 70,000 open jobs for highly skilled people in South Carolina.

  Bryan County School District looking to hire more teachers

As Bryan County continues to grow, the school district is looking to hire more educators. The district has organized an interview day next month to speak with as many job candidates as they can.

  Active shooter drill held at Wayne County High School

It’s a situation no school wants to be in, but teachers and staff must be prepared for it.

  Richmond Hill student wins Path 2 College sweepstakes

A Richmond Hill student got a jump start on saving for college this week.

  Liberty Co. schools to discuss potential calendar changes

For the past few years, Liberty County schools have started in early August and get out around Memorial Day. But that could change soon.

High school students close to certification in emergency response

It’s real life training and while students are in high school.

  Top Teacher: Stephanie Deal

Stephanie Deal is a special needs educator at Statesboro High School. But she teaches more, including business, language and life skills to her students.

  Roden Law donates warm clothes to students in need

As temperatures get a little chilly and Christmas just days away, members of the Roden Law firm are making sure students across the Savannah-Chatham County school system have warm clothes to wear.

  Georgia Southern University - Armstrong campus earns historical marker

Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong Campus received some new hardware Tuesday.

Student arrested after fight at Colleton Co. Middle School sends girl to the hospital

Investigators have announced the arrest of a female student after a fight at Colleton County Middle school sent another girl to the hospital.

Senate bill could add five extra work days for teachers

Lawmakers say the extra work days would give teachers more prep time for things like planning and grading.

New historical marker will commemorate Armstrong State University’s history

The Georgia Historical Society and Georgia Southern University are dedicating a new historical marker to commemorate the history of Armstrong State University.

  Tybee Island Maritime Academy one step closer to expansion

Big changes could be coming to Tybee Island Maritime Academy. Its chartering agency, Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, has given approval for the charter school to add three grades, but it’s not a done deal yet.

Location choice a part of fall commencement plan at Georgia Southern

The 2,200 Georgia Southern students graduating this weekend have a choice of where they receive their diploma.

  Community helps Bahamian students graduate from Georgia Southern

More than 2,000 Georgia Southern Eagles get their diplomas this weekend.

Lawmakers vote to send amended education reform bill to S.C. Senate

Members of the South Carolina Senate have voted unanimously to send an amended version of the education reform bill to the Senate floor.

  Bradwell Institute band seniors audition for college admission

Band students at Bradwell Institute in Hinesville got a special opportunity — an audition to attend Shaw University in North Carolina. Each student left with an offer to the college.

  Top Teacher: David Redwine

Teaching is all about service and duty to help create better citizens and help students be all that they can be.

Beaufort County school board approves school additions

The Beaufort County School Board has set the max cost for expansions at two schools.

  SCCPSS discusses legislative priorities

Savannah-Chatham County Public School leaders got a chance to meet one-on-one with state legislators Tuesday to talk their about education priorities for the 2020 legislative session.

HBCU funding focus of new bill backed by S.C. Senator Tim Scott

A new bill is aimed at helping historically black colleges and universities and the students who attend them.

  Battery Creek High band to perform in Chicago Thanksgiving parade

The Battery Creek High School marching band is taking their show on the road and to the streets of Chicago.

  Top Teacher: Dejoi Phillips

Middle school can be a tough transition for students, going from elementary school to getting ready for high school. That’s why it’s nice to have a teacher that knows exactly what her students are dealing with.

  Students flock to literacy program started by Richmond Hill F.D.

More than 300 book reports have been published by students at a Richmond Hill Elementary School since the fire department began a literacy program in September.

Jenkins High evacuated after potential threat, all-clear given

Jenkins High School was evacuated Tuesday after school officials were alerted of a potential threat.

  Beaufort Co. nominates students for presidential award consideration

The Beaufort County School District has nominated three of its students to be considered for the U.S. Presidential Scholar Award.

  Parents offer feedback on Bryan Co. elementary schools redistricting

Bryan County Schools will redistrict elementary students ahead of a new school. Parents offer feedback before the district draws new attendance lines.

BBQ Oyster Roast ’n Toast raises money for youth program

B’s Cracklin’ Barbecue and Ghost Coast Distillery teamed up for a great cause Thursday night.

Georgetown Elementary evacuated due to possible fire

Georgetown Elementary School was evacuated on Thursday due to the possibility of a fire.

Bryan County Schools holding redistricting meeting

The Bryan County School District has announced its plans to redistrict some students as they get ready to open a new elementary school.

  Hinesville chooses members for Youth Council

After a rigorous application and interview process, eight teens were selected to be part of the a new youth initiative in Hinesville.

  Chatham County students celebrate National Geography week

In celebration of National Geography week, hundreds of Chatham County 8th graders grabbed a compass to learn how maps and technology may lead them to a career.

  Warning given for Lowcountry drivers to stop passing school buses with stop sign out

Law enforcement in the Lowcountry says they are having issues with school buses. Specifically, drivers passing by school buses when their stop sign is out.

  Top Teacher: Kimberly Foxx

Kimberly Foxx teaches English and AP levels courses at Liberty County High School.

  SCCPSS changing school transportation plan for students attending choice programs

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System is looking to change its transportation plan for students who attend specialty high schools.

Bluffton Police investigating report of school shooting threat

The Bluffton Police Department is investigating a report of a threat to school safety on social media.

  SCCPSS works to improve performance scores

A Savannah-Chatham County middle school is making big strides with its performance scores.

  Georgia Southern students donating canned goods to get rid of parking tickets

Georgia Southern University students in Statesboro and Savannah have a chance to help others on campus that are less fortunate.

  Palmetto Electric awards grants to Lowcountry teachers

Palmetto Electric Trust and Cooperative recently recognized innovative ideas in the classroom.

Groundbreaking being held for new school coming to West Chatham County

The Savannah-Chatham County School System is getting ready to build another school on the west side of the county.

  SCCPSS Veteran’s Recognition Reception

Wednesday night the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System honored employees who have served or are currently serving our country in the Armed Forces.

Local foundation joins with SCCPSS to recognize students

A local foundation is once again pairing with the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System to recognize students for their accomplishments, including work outside the classroom.

  Voters approve bond referendum in Beaufort County

School leaders in Beaufort County are already planning their next steps as voters appear to have approved the first bond referendum in more than a decade.

  Georgia Southern, Air Force partnership to give engineering students new learning opportunity

University leaders and military developers sat together to sign a deal. Now, Georgia Southern engineering professors and students could be taking on research projects for the Air Force.

  Bulloch County schools participating in food drive

Last year, Bulloch County teachers, staff, and students collected more than six tons of food for local food banks. It was so successful; they were more than eager to do it again this year.

  Top Teacher: Gathia Lewis

Kindergarten teacher Gathia Lewis was surprised at Smiley Elementary in Long County with this week’s WTOC Top Teacher award.

  Liberty Co. schools converting to LED lights to save money

The Liberty County School System is making a change to cut costs by converting to LED lights.

  Superintendent breaks down countywide school bond referendum

Monday was the final day for absentee voting in Beaufort County.

  Statesboro’s STEAM Academy outscores state average Career Ready Performance Index

Administrators at Statesboro’s charter school say having performance numbers higher than the state average for the first time marks a sign of the success they’ve been building since they opened 17 years ago.

  'Million Father March’ held to show importance of the presence of dads

Students at Haven Elementary School had an extra special Halloween as dozens of fathers came through and marched with their students in a parade to show the importance of the presence of dads.

  Top Teacher: Lori Melton

It was an exciting day for the children in Lori Melton’s Kindergarten class as they learned about what’s inside a pumpkin.