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School system enrollment tops 11,000

The Effingham County School System's enrollment has topped 11,000 students.

August 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Silverwood looks for ways to let in school buses

Silverwood Plantation residents offered what a spokesman called an "easy solution" to the Effingham County Board of Education's request for gated communities to make access easier for school buses.

August 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Keel: Georgia Southern ready to write its next chapter

STATESBORO - Turning the page from the expansion of Paulson Stadium to seat more than 21,000 people, the Eagles' move into the Sun Belt Conference and a $13.5 million marketing deal with Coca-Cola, Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel outlined what the university wants to write in its next chapter.

August 18, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Education


Two students earn Master 4-H status

Two students from Effingham County earned Master 4-H'er status at the 72nd annual 4-H State Congress at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Sapp, Weredyk receive American FFA degrees

Two members of the South Effingham FFA chapter are receiving one of the highest honors from the National FFA Organization.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham’s Project SEARCH honored

Effingham County's Project SEARCH program has been honored for its success in placing its graduates in jobs.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Schools, ECSO out to stop bus passing

Jimmy Helmly and Brian Mundy have no shortage of stories of local drivers not following the rules for a stopped school bus.

August 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Numbers on the rise for school system

The Effingham County School System had nearly 100 more students enrolled for the first week of school this year than last year.

August 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


FFA members take part in leadership conference

Two members from the Effingham County High School FFA chapter traveled to Washington, D.C., this summer to attend the Washington Leadership Conference, hosted by the National FFA Organization.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECHS’ Beard named FFA area officer

COVINGTON - Austin Beard, a member of the Effingham County High School FFA chapter, began his term as the Area 4 junior representative on Aug. 1-2, when the Georgia FFA area officers met for the Area Officer Training Conference.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School days are here

When Harley Thornton returned to South Effingham Elementary School for her first day of fifth grade, the campus looked considerably different than the last time she had seen it.

August 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H hits the beach and more at Burton Center

Effingham County Junior 4-H'ers traveled a short distance this year to experience fun in the sun at their summer camp getaway. This year's camping spot was the 4-H Burton Center on Tybee Island.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn dean’s list honors at UGA

The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who achieved the dean's list for summer semester.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local ag teachers attend summer leadership event

Meredith Arrington, Hannah King and Roger Teeple, agricultural educators at Effingham County High School, and Trey Harris, agricultural educator at Effingham County Middle School, were among the 405 teachers from across the state who attended the annual Georgia Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association Summer Leadership Conference in July on Jekyll Island.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


YMCA taking applications for Christian Leadership Academy

The Christian Leadership Academy, a seven-month program beginning in September, is designed to take 12 rising high school sophomores and juniors from Effingham County public and private schools and train them in the skills of leadership done from a Christian perspective.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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Effingham promoting School Bus Safety Week

Three students represented the Effingham County School System in a statewide poster contest to promote Georgia School Bus Safety Week.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECMS hosts sixth-grade parent night

Effingham County Middle School recently hosted a sixth-grade parent night.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Lamb to compete for Miss ABAC

TIFTON - Leslie Lamb, a student at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, will compete for the title of Ms. ABAC at the 46th annual pageant Oct. 23. Sponsored by the Ag Business Club, the theme of this year's contest is "Timeless Elegance."

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students post best ACT scores

The Effingham County School System saw its best-ever results on the ACT college admissions test this year, according to data provided by school officials.

October 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Pre-K week kicks off with guest readers

Special guests from the community are visiting Effingham County schools this week and reading books to pre-kindergarten students for Georgia Pre-K Week.

October 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEMS cheerleaders win at Jeff Davis

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheer team won first place at their first competition this season, held at Jeff Davis Middle School.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Celebrate Armstrong to be held this week

Armstrong State University will host the second annual Celebrate Armstrong weekend Oct. 9-11. The community is invited to join in this celebration of everything Armstrong.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Luke Bryan Farm Tour to aid GSU scholarships

Georgia Southern University alum and country singer Luke Bryan will visit the Statesboro area during his annual Farm Tour at Perry Field Wednesday in Claxton.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Kieffer turns business background into top teaching

Effingham County's 2014-15 teacher of the year took a non-traditional route into the education field.

October 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Diploma is worth the wait

Six-and-a-half decades after what would have been his final year of high school, a local Korean War veteran received his diploma.

October 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


New classroom gives a breath of fresh air to learning at EMS

Ebenezer Middle School students are spending less time inside their classrooms these days, but that's not a bad thing.

September 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECHS to host marching band festival Saturday

Several bands will perform at Effingham County High School Saturday in one of the state's most established and prestigious marching contests.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Former Liberator pilot tells JROTC cadets ‘character counts’

Paul Grassey has plenty of stories from his days as a military pilot, including the 13 combat missions he flew with the 8th Air Force in World War II.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


United Way, Walmart come through for Effingham students

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Effingham Service Center teamed with Walmart to donate more than $2,500 worth of school supplies to Effingham County students.

September 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Getting the cold shoulder ... and more

South Effingham High School principal Mark Winters, assistant principal Jeff Faith and athletic director Travis Dickey were doused by buckets of ice water after being challenged by the SEHS student body.

September 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


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