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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


Drivers’ perfect attendance

August 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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ECHS FFA team takes third place in livestock judging

The Effingham County High School FFA livestock judging team recently competed in the Area IV FFA Livestock Judging Career Development Event.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Education


FFA members attend annual national convention

Students from Effingham County and South Effingham FFA chapters attended the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 28-Nov. 1.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong named to STEM Jobs Approved College list

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.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham County High NHS chapter enjoys service

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.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School board set to adopt calendars for next two years

The Effingham County Board of Education expects at its December meeting to approve the calendars for the next two school years.

December 02, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECCA robotics class gets in gear

Not every student gets to design, build and test robots in class.

December 02, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


State school board proposes changes to Common Core standards

People in Effingham County, and across the state, can give feedback to education leaders on proposed revisions to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

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

November 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Middle school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the first nine-week grading period for Effingham County's three middle schools:

November 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


High school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the first nine-week grading period for Effingham County's two high schools:

November 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


In the business of teaching

One tenet of the Effingham College and Career Academy is that preparing students for careers is not a one-size-fits-all process.

November 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


The art of giving

Students from Grace Academy are learning at a young age to help others in their community.

November 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


G-P, school system honor STEM graduates

More than 300 high school students in Effingham County were honored last week for completing Georgia-Pacific's STEM Scholars program.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEHS hosts Apply to College event

More than a hundred South Effingham High School students took advantage of a recent opportunity to apply to college.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Savannah Tech offering firefighter/EMS diploma

SAVANNAH - Fire science students at Savannah Technical College may expand their first responder training with EMS certifications with a new firefighter/EMS diploma.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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