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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


All but two Effingham schools make AYP

After two years of all the schools in the Effingham County School System meeting Adequate Yearly Progress, there were two that did not reach that designation for 2009.

July 16, 2009 | By Sandi Van Orden | Education


STC graduates receive scholarships from the AT&T–TCSG foundation

SAVANNAH - Two Savannah Technical College graduates have been selected to receive $5,000 scholarships from the AT&T-TCSG Foundation Scholars Program.

July 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


New Savannah Tech president making things happen

SAVANNAH - When Dr. Kathy Love was appointed president of Savannah Technical College in January, the campus and the community held its collective breath and now, six months later, her focus on excellence has begun to pay off - in a big way.

July 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Mock exhibiting at National Junior Angus Show

Cheyanne Mock of Clyo will exhibit Angus cattle at the 2009 National Junior Angus Show at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agri Center in Perry, said Bryce Schumann, CEO of the American Angus Association.

July 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Barrow announces new program to make college more affordable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) reminds students and families in Georgia's 12th District that new student loan benefits took effect July 1.

July 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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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


Coroner pulls back the curtain on his job to students

Effingham County coroner David Exley readily admits his job is far from enjoyable at times.

April 07, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


All that jazz at SEHS

South Effingham High School's 14th annual jazz night raised money for the SEHS band program.

March 31, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


FFA blue jeans day brings in green for Manna House

A jeans day benefit at South Effingham High School drew more than a casual response.

March 31, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School system looking at its governance options

Since the economic downturn in 2008, the Effingham County School System periodically has asked the state for waivers to the guidelines on how its money can be spent and how many students its classes can have.

March 31, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Sand Hill Science Olympiad scores high at district

Sand Hill Elementary School had a strong showing in the district Science Olympiad held recently at the Georgia Tech campus in Pooler.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Miss SEMS crowned

Bella Kay Tatum was crowned Miss South Effingham Middle at the school's annual pageant March 21.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Education


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