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Sunday declared ‘Retired Educators Day’

A group of retired educators met with County Commission chairman, Dusty Zeigler, for the purpose of declaring Nov. 1 as Georgia Retired Educator's Day.

October 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


SEMS names September Citizens of the month

Citizenship has become an "unofficial theme" for the year for students at South Effingham Middle School. Principal Pete Iott promotes the importance of maintaining good citizenship to the students on a daily basis.

October 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


STC Foundation board appoints new trustees

SAVANNAH - The Savannah Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees proudly announces three new members. Joining the board are: Bates Lovett of Savannah, a partner at HunterMaclean, Dr. J. Michael Moore of Rincon, a consultant with James F. Buckley and Associates, and Whip Triplett of Savannah, executive vice president of North Point Hospitality Group.

October 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


GSU offers short course for fiber optics technicians

First-come, first-registered is the rule for future fiber optics technicians taking Georgia Southern University's three limited-enrollment short courses this fall in Savannah.

October 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS’ Edwards wins state FFA CDE

Effingham County High School FFA member Jesse Edwards recently won the Georgia State Future Farmers of America Agricultural Tractor and Machinery Safety, Operations and Maintenance Career Development Event.

October 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Hoots and howls: A Halloween day adventure

Savannah, Oatland Island Wildlife Center will have a Halloween day adventure with "Hoots and Howls" on Oct. 31 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

October 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Cayton speaks at annual dining-out

Effingham County High School Air Force Junior ROTC held its annual dining-out with guest speaker Andy Cayton. Cayton is retired from the Army where he served as a helicopter pilot for Special Operations and is now a professional balloonist who has set multiple records. He spoke to the students about ballooning including the different types of balloons, and how they are operated. He also explained how his time in the military helped to give him the discipline he needs in ballooning.

October 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Savannah State to host visitation

SAVANNAH-Savannah State University will host its fall open campus visitation day for prospective students on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. in Tiger Arena.

October 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Crowning glory

October 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Getting dirty: Young and old work together

Mrs. B's Pre-K partnered with the "big kids" of Ms. Benson's agriscience class for a fun-filled activity.

October 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Savannah Tech enrollment tops 5,000 for first time

SAVANNAH – Record numbers of students packed into classrooms, hallways and parking lots at Savannah Technical College for the first day of the fall quarter. Early numbers show that 5,140 students are enrolled, marking a 12 percent increase from last year at this time when enrollment was 4,585 and a 34 percent increase over the summer quarter.

October 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Top of the class

Rincon Elementary School's Aimee Lee was named the Effingham County Teacher of the Year at the annual teacher recognition banquet, held Wednesday evening at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

October 08, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


No tax bills put a hurt on BoE budget

The Effingham County School System is looking at a deficit of more than $6.3 million for its current budget year, the system's finance director told school board members.

October 08, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Effingham County High student Cody Calhoun excels in work ready assessment

Effingham County High School Work-based Learning student Cody Calhoun, son of Tony and Cindy Calhoun of Guyton, has earned a prestigious award by earning a Platinum Certificate on Georgia's Work Ready Initiative Assessment.

October 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham County High School class of 1959 has first reunion

Effingham County High School class of 1959 had its first reunion June 13.

October 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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Blandford welcomes the world

Blandford Elementary School held its annual International Arts Festival, with children donning the dress and performing dances by their grade levels.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


It's career day at Ebenezer Elementary

Ebenezer Elementary School held its career day last Friday, and students in all grades got a chance to take a look at a number of different professions

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Top of ECHS class ready to tackle college

The top graduates from the Effingham County High School class of 2015 can't wait for college to start. In fact, at least has a head start.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Top SEHS grads find hard work equals top grades

Being designated the top graduates of the South Effingham High School class of 2015 was a welcome status for Jake Elliott and Cody Morgan.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Two local students earn Berry honors

The following students have been named to Berry College's spring 2015 dean's list, according to Provost Kathy Richardson. The dean's list honors students who posted an academic average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale while carrying a class load of at least 12 hours during the semester.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Wright earns degree from Francis Marion

Kyla Nicole Wright of Rincon received a bachelor of science in biology from Francis Marion University.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Miles graduates from Presbyterian

Rachel Elizabeth Miles of Rincon graduated from Presbyterian College during the school's 135th commencement exercises May 9.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong to hold open house for all ASU alumni

The Armstrong Alumni Center will host an open house party for all former Armstrong students on June 5 from 5:30-7 p.m. in Burnett Hall. The Alumni Association will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. in Jenkins Theater on the same evening.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


System recognizes special education teacher of the year

Kelly Tankersley of Sand Hill Elementary School was named the Effingham County special education teacher of the year.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Parker's fuels Effingham schools

The Parker Companies donated $5,000 to Effingham County schools, with the proceeds coming from their Fueling the Community program.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Burks recognized as first honor graduate at UGA

Mallory Burks from Springfield was one of 15 first honor graduates recognized during the University of Georgia's spring commencement ceremonies, held May 8.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Blankenship initiated into Phi Kappa Phi

Mark Blankenship Jr. of Rincon was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Blankenship was initiated at Georgia Southern University.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


South Effingham’s Sapp takes first place at state FFA convention

MACON- Caroline Sapp of South Effingham placed first in the goat production proficiency competition at the 87th Georgia FFA state convention, held at the Macon Centreplex.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


School board chooses IE2 governance model

The Effingham County Board of Education has chosen the IE2 model for its system of governance, following a unanimous vote at its May 6 meeting.

May 19, 2015 | Patrick Donahue | Education


School lunch prices going up by 15 cents

School lunch prices are going up next year and could be increasing over the next several years.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


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