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SSU receives $2 million NSF award

SAVANNAH - Savannah State University has received a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program for the Minority Access for Graduate Education and Careers (MAGEC) in STEM Program Plus: Strengthening/Sustaining the Culture of Excellence for STEM education.

September 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


ACT scores on the rise, SAT scores stable

Effingham County students are scoring better on the ACT and their SAT scores have remained stable, according to schools curriculum coordinator Judith Shuman.

September 10, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


CLA gets lesson in leadership

The Effingham YMCA Christian Leadership Academy participants had a rare opportunity to travel to Statesboro and hear former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speak at Georgia Southern University. Their volunteer advisor, Dr. Darren Thomas, submitted a question online prior to the event and his question was selected and answered by Rice during her speech. A video clip of the question is on the Christian Leadership Academy page on Facebook.

September 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham YMCA starts student leadership initiative

What will the leaders of Effingham county look like in 10 years? This is a question that the Effingham YMCA is taking very seriously as they seek to develop today's students into strong leaders for the future.

September 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


High schools paving the path for future educators

Wearing flip flops (a fundraiser for the Red Cross), eating donuts and still trying to wake up, the students in Sheryl Howell's first block class, Examining the Teaching Profession, at South Effingham High School don't look like teachers yet, but they are learning what it will take to become one.

September 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Arnsdorff to serve on state board

Greg Arnsdorff, Effingham County Schools assistant superintendent for instruction and technology, has been selected to serve on the Georgia School Superintendent's Association (GSSA) Board of Directors beginning in October. Arnsdorff will fill the cabinet-level member position and will attend five GSSA meetings per year.

September 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


SEHS Science Club gets a colorful task for turtles

The South Effingham High School Science Club is collecting used crayons to benefit the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

September 07, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


STC to celebrate international literacy day

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College will celebrate International Literacy Day today with a brief ceremony at 10 a.m. followed by a literacy information fair until noon in the college's Eckburg Auditorium on the Savannah Campus on White Bluff Road.

September 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Peterson installed as Georgia Tech’s new president

ATLANTA - The Georgia Institute of Technology officially installed its 11th president, G.P. "Bud" Peterson, at an investiture (inauguration) ceremony Sept. 3. The Institute is using the historic occasion to kick off its efforts to create a strategic vision for the next 25 years.

September 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


STC appoints faculty to department head positions

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College has appointed several faculty members based in Savannah as department heads for college-wide administration, overseeing all instructional offerings in their respective academic areas at the college's locations in Savannah, Liberty and Effingham.

September 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Schools initiate call alert on swine flu

The Effingham County School System used an automated calling system to inform employees and parents of the possibility of H1N1 in the schools.

September 03, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Dental sealant program for children coming to SES

Springfield Elementary School, in conjunction with Oral Health America: National Sealant Alliance and the Georgia Oral Health Prevention Program, will provide free dental sealants for eligible children attending Springfield Elementary School. The program will begin in September. Consent forms will be sent home with students and must be filled out and returned to the school in order for a child to participate.

August 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Board of Education approves 2010-11 academic calendar

The Effingham County Board of Education approved the 2010-2011 academic calendar at its last meeting.

August 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham teens complete Youth Challenge program

Effingham County teens are among 215 youth set to graduate for the Fort Gordon Youth Challenge program on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Bell Auditorium located in Augusta.

August 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


UGA presidential scholars, deans lists

ATHENS - The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who were named Presidential Scholars or achieved the Deans List for summer semester.

August 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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Teen Maze shows actions have consequences

South Effingham High School juniors and seniors participated in Teen Maze on Tuesday. During the game, students encountered a variety of obstacles that can prevent or delay their graduation from high school. Teen Maze demonstrates to students that every decision they make has consequences and some of those consequences are not good. Volunteers from local hopsitals, school, EMS, fire and members of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office helped with the event.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Making it a safe prom

The Peace Officers Association of Georgia gave Effingham County High School a $2,500 check for safe prom activities. The ECHS prom was held Saturday night at Hyatt Riverfront in Savannah.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Governor signs opportunity school district bill

Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation that would implement an opportunity school district to turn around failing schools. This law provides the framework for how the OSD would work should voters approve a constitutional amendment in 2016.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Education


GSU cheerleaders win national title

The Georgia Southern University all-girl cheerleading squad secured its fifth national championship title at the 2015 National Cheerleading Association Collegiate National Championships held in Daytona Beach, Fla.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Education


It was no accident

As Adam Cochran introduced himself to hundreds of Effingham County High School students last Thursday, he included another description:

April 21, 2015 | By Pat Donahue Paul Floeckher | Education


Middle and high school honor rolls

Ebenezer Middle

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Google Apps, ECCA tour highlight Parent University

A lesson on using Google Apps and a tour of the Effingham College and Career Academy highlight the final 2014-15 installment of Parent University-Effingham.

April 14, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the third nine-week grading period for Effingham County's eight elementary schools:

April 14, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


4-H Cloverleafs compete at DPA

Twenty-eight students from Effingham County recently participated in the 4-H Southeast District Cloverleaf Project Achievement competition in Emanuel County.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern online MBA ranked in top 20

STATESBORO - The online Master of Business Administration offered by the College of Business Administration at Georgia Southern University has been ranked 17th by BestColleges.com as a Top Online MBA Program of 2015.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers take aim in regional, state archery competitions

The Effingham County Extension office hit the bull's-eye with its newest program for 4-H'ers.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Education


From the artists’ eyes

Local students displayed their artistic talent at the Effingham County School System's countywide art show.

April 08, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Former student, teacher Woods to lead SES

Lisa Woods attended Springfield Elementary School through sixth grade and dreamed of returning to the school as a teacher.

April 07, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School system tries to strike revenue, expenditures balance

Expenses in the Effingham County School System's fiscal year 2016 budget exceed revenues by $4.1 million, according to school officials' latest projections.

April 07, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Care to dance?

South Effingham High School students in Nathalie Starling's sociology class gave salsa dancing a spin as part of their study of different cultures and traditions.

April 07, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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