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Superintendent turns down $20,000 stipend

Effingham County School Superintendent Randy Shearouse has decided not to accept a stipend the board of education approved for him.

August 03, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Young Farmers take educational tour of county

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Students, parents welcomed back to school at open house

Middle and high school parents and students attended open house on Sunday.

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Back to school

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


School council members will be elected in August

The General Assembly requires that all public school systems in Georgia have school councils in place for the purposes of bringing communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve difficult education problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the school-based decision-making process.

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Four make Mercer honors lists for spring

MACON/ATLANTA - The following students from Effingham County were named to the President's or Dean's List of their college or school at Mercer University for the spring 2009 semester. Inclusion on these lists requires students to meet rigorous grade-point-average standards specific to their school within the University.

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


ECMS students will begin new year in new building

Effingham County Middle School students will begin school on Wednesday in a new building.

July 30, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Online portal will give parents, students more access to records

Parents are going to have a new way to keep up with their children's school progress this year.

July 30, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Mullis award

Kelsi Willis was the recipient of the Jack Mullis Award, which is presented to the top vocalist at Effingham County High School every year. This award is named after Jack Mullis, who is responsible for creating the choral program at Effingham County High School and Effingham County Middle School. Mullis spent nearly 30 years teaching choral music to Effingham County students.

July 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


School system sets furlough dates

The majority of Effingham County School System's approximately 1,750 employees will be taking three furlough days.

July 23, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


School board gets closer look at AYP numbers

Two schools that didn't make the adequate yearly progress requirements say those numbers don't tell the whole story of the school.

July 20, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Many Effingham grads among GSU Class of 2009

STATESBORO - More than 20,000 family and friends were in attendance as Georgia Southern University presented degrees to one of its largest-ever graduating classes at Spring Commencement at Allen E. Paulson Stadium on May 9.

July 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


GSU to offer engineering exam review

The engineering science community is invited to attend the "Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Review: A Refresher Course" on Saturdays, Aug. 22-Oct. 3 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Georgia Southern University's College of Science and Technology Building.

July 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Snooks to compete at 67th annual 4-H State Congress

Around 250 youth and adults will gather at the Crown Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta to compete with the best of the best at the 67th annual 4-H State Congress, and Effingham County's own Ben Snooks will be among them. State Congress is the crown jewel of Georgia 4-H's Project Achievement competitions.

July 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


EES students’ work to appear in magazine

The artwork of 14 aspiring young artists from Ebenezer Elementary School has been selected to appear in the July issue of Today's Health magazine.

July 20, 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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