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Effingham seventh graders qualify for Duke recognition program

Because of their exceptional academic abilities, 38 seventh graders from Effingham County qualified for participation in the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP) 7th Grade Talent Search, sponsored by Duke University.

April 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


School board eyes potential cuts

Effingham County Board of Education members and staff have begun looking at possible ways to trim its thinning budget even more.

April 13, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


Five-year facilities plan includes third high school

Effingham County Board of Education members have approved a five-year facilities plan that included building a new high school to support the projected population growth in the county.

April 13, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


BoE to move pre-k kids back to elementary schools

The Effingham County Board of Education has approved a recommendation to temporarily integrate pre-kindergarten and pre-school intervention students into their district elementary schools beginning next fall.

April 08, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


Going green, and saving green

Effingham County has been approved to receive an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant for $300,000 from the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority to implement energy savings projects into the community.

April 01, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


ECMS celebrates accomplishments

The Effingham County Middle School seventh grade band received Straight Superior ratings for their performance and an Excellent rating in sight reading on stage at the District 1 Band Festival held at Armstrong Atlantic State University on March 12.

April 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Middle and high school honor rolls

Ebenezer Middle School

April 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Author, author!

Winners for the Young Authors Writing Competition in Effingham County were recognized at the last board of education meeting.

March 30, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


ECHS FFA team places fifth at state competition

The Effingham County High School FFA Agricultural Mechanics Team recently placed fifth at the State FFA Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event.

March 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


A day at the beach for Marlow

The administrative staff at Marlow Elementary had a surprise for its students when they went to lunch March 19.

March 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS puts a cap on National FFA Week

Effingham County High School FFA finished off National FFA Week on March 5. There was strong participation in the activities all week long from FFA members and non-members alike.

March 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Rincon Elementary ‘kicks butts’

Students at Rincon Elementary School participated in the national Kick Butts Day - cigarette butts, that is. Seventy lunch boxes were placed at the front entrance of the school to represent the 70 children who try cigarettes for the first time every day. They are also in the midst of Tar Wars, another program that educates children about the short and long term effects of tobacco use.

March 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Blandford

March 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


The promise of a safe prom

Effingham County High School received a $2,500 SAFE Prom grant from the Peace Officers' Association of Georgia to promote an alcohol free prom.

March 25, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


Students get inside look at ShelterBox

After raising $4,000 each to buy ShelterBoxes after the January earthquake in Haiti, South Effingham High and Springfield Elementary students were able to see where their money went when they helped assemble the 10-man tent in front of their schools last week.

March 23, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


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Students take turn as pages

Eleven Effingham County High School students served as pages for state Reps. Jon Burns and Bill Hitchens on Jan. 25. The students also met Speaker ...

February 10, 2016 | Staff report | Education


4-h takes part in blessing bags project

Effingham County 4-H loves to give back to the community and the citizens of Effingham County. One such opportunity recently came through the mission of ...

February 10, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Blandford Elementary

February 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Sand Hill crowns top spellers

Tyson Ray won the spelling bee at Sand Hill Elementary School. Anthony Valdez was the runner-up.

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Hunt earns faculty honors at Ga. Tech, more local students make dean’s list

ATLANTA-Cheyenne Hunt of Guyton earned the distinction of faculty honors for fall 2015 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to ...

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Krall receives Wilkes’ Pay If Forward Scholarship

WILKES-BARRE, Penn.-Bibiana Krall of Springfield was awarded a Pay it Forward scholarship to enter the Wilkes University graduate creative writing program.

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Pisarski makes dean’s list at Kent State

KENT, OH-Caitlin Pisarski, a junior at Kent State University, was named to the fall 2015 dean's list.

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Pilozzi earns dean’s list honor at Coastal Carolina

CONWAY, S.C.-Bryana Pilozzi, a junior majoring in psychology from Rincon, was among approximately 2,248 students at Coastal Carolina University who made the ...

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Education


School board approves safety vestibules

Effingham County elementary schools soon may have new safety vestibules at their front entrances.

February 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Local students earn North Georgia accolades

DAHLONEGA-Dr. Bonita C. Jacobs, president of the University of North Georgia, has recognized more than 1,200 students who achieved a 4.0 grade ...

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


VSU names fall 2015 dean’s list

VALDOSTA-Valdosta State University is proud to announce the names of those fall 2015 students who earned dean's list status. Students who achieve a ...

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Rahn graduates from ABAC

TIFTON-A total of 196 students, including Shane Rahn of Rincon, completed the requirements for graduation from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College at the end of ...

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Ramser named to dean’s list at Chatham University

PITTSBURGH-Stephanie Ramser of Rincon has been named to the Chatham University School of Arts, Science and Business dean's list for the fall 2015 ...

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Rebel cheer team honored at school board meeting

Katie Ward admitted she won't pass up an opportunity to talk about her team.

January 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


It's a blizzard of fun at Sand Hill

As a reward for reading, students at Sand Hill Elementary were treated to a snow day last Thursday, with students frolicking in the man-made snow.

January 19, 2016 | Staff report | Education


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