ECHS Chorale Director Wes Perkins led the RebelAires Chorale as they sang the national anthem to begin the school day on Friday in remembrance of the national tragedy of 9/11. Perkins chose the upper classmen for this tribute out of his 30-member group. The entire student body was led in the pledge to the flag, followed by a moment of silent reflection.
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.
Effingham County students are scoring better on the ACT and their SAT scores have remained stable, according to schools curriculum coordinator Judith Shuman.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The South Effingham High School Science Club is collecting used crayons to benefit the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.
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.
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.
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.
The Effingham County School System used an automated calling system to inform employees and parents of the possibility of H1N1 in the schools.
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.
The Effingham County Board of Education approved the 2010-2011 academic calendar at its last meeting.
The Effingham County High School FFA livestock judging team recently competed in the Area IV FFA Livestock Judging Career Development Event.
Students from Effingham County and South Effingham FFA chapters attended the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 28-Nov. 1.
Armstrong State University has been designated a 2015 STEM Jobs Approved Colleges by Victory Media and will be featured in the winter 2015 issue of STEM Jobs magazine. Armstrong was one of only 123 schools nationwide to be named as a STEM Jobs Approved College.
The Effingham County High School chapter of the National Honor Society has had the privilege to serve its community by volunteering for Habitat for Humanity over the last couple of months.
The Effingham County Board of Education expects at its December meeting to approve the calendars for the next two school years.
Not every student gets to design, build and test robots in class.
People in Effingham County, and across the state, can give feedback to education leaders on proposed revisions to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards.
Honor rolls for the first nine-week grading period for Effingham County's eight elementary schools:
Honor rolls for the first nine-week grading period for Effingham County's three middle schools:
Honor rolls for the first nine-week grading period for Effingham County's two high schools:
One tenet of the Effingham College and Career Academy is that preparing students for careers is not a one-size-fits-all process.
Students from Grace Academy are learning at a young age to help others in their community.
More than 300 high school students in Effingham County were honored last week for completing Georgia-Pacific's STEM Scholars program.
More than a hundred South Effingham High School students took advantage of a recent opportunity to apply to college.
SAVANNAH - Fire science students at Savannah Technical College may expand their first responder training with EMS certifications with a new firefighter/EMS diploma.