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Schools boast CRCT scores comparisons

The Effingham County School System continues to hold high rankings compared to other school districts across the state on CRCT scores for first through eighth graders.

September 30, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


GSU has a $748 million economic impact on community

Georgia Southern University had an economic impact of nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars - $748 million - during the 2007-2008 fiscal year.

September 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham BOE recognized for its standards by GSBA

The Effingham County Board of Education has achieved compliance with the Georgia School Boards Association's "Standards for Local Boards of Education" and was recently recognized by the Association.

September 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


System’s ACT, SAT scores dip slightly

There were minor decreases in the systemwide SAT average and ACT average from 2007 to 2008, as test scores at Effingham County High School improved.

September 26, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


ECMS cheerleaders hold uniform drive for those in need

The Effingham County Middle School varsity/competition cheerleaders recently held a uniform drive to collect "gently used" uniforms. The uniforms were given to the school counselors to distribute as needed.

September 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Kessler named to Young Harris dean’s list

Cathy Cox, president of Young Harris College, is pleased to announce that Rebecca Lynn Kessler has been named to the Young Harris College dean's list for the spring semester.

September 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS AFJROTC, HOSA host blood drive

September 19, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


ECMS cheerleaders help out at Pigging Out

The Effingham County Middle School Varsity/Competition Cheerleaders had a great time working at the Habitat for Humanity "Pigging Out For Habitat" on Aug. 23. The girls gave up their Saturday to help with the event.

September 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


STC Peace officer academy launches information sessions

SAVANNAH - The Peace Officer Academy at Savannah Technical College will host two information sessions this month: Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. and Aug. 27 at 11 a.m. Both sessions will be held in room 163 of the Administrative Building at the college's Savannah Campus located at 5717 White Bluff Rd.

September 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


School system to cut budget but not people

The Effingham County Board of Education approved nearly $2.4 million in budget cuts at its meeting Thursday night.

September 16, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Schools to stay in session today

The Effingham County Board of Education does not expect to close schools early this afternoon.

September 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Staying safe online with steps to prevent cyberbullying

If you're like most teenagers, you spend a lot of time on a cell phone or instant messenger chatting with friends and uploading photos, videos and music to Web sites. You may have online friends whom you've never met in person, with whom you play games and exchange messages.

September 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Board makes investment in new elementary art program

If a picture is worth a thousand words, just imagine the value of an art education program.

September 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Stepping up to the challenge at SEHS

South Effingham High School has seen its Advanced Placement courses increase by more than 200 percent in the last five years.

September 12, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


South Effingham NJROTC cadets are off to a good start

Cadets from South Effingham High School's NJROTC performed numerous community service projects at the YMCA in Rincon on Aug. 9.

September 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


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Effingham Teacher of the Year a finalist for state honor

The reigning Effingham County teacher of the year, Ebenezer Middle School English and language arts teacher Heather Cocke, has been named one of 10 finalists ...

April 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Quick thinker

Anna Kate Taylor of South Effingham Elementary School won the Exchange Club of Effingham County's annual Quick Think-a-Thon, held at Ebenezer Middle School.

April 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Hillman among GSU’s winners at Savannah ADDYs

STATESBORO-Six Georgia Southern students, including Ashley Hillman of Bloomingdale, took home awards at the local level of the 2016 American Advertising Awards (ADDY) in ...

April 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham Exchange Club honors students

The Exchange Club of Effingham County honored its ACE (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) Award nominees and its nominees for the Youth of the Year ...

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Three at SEHS named Georgia Scholars

South Effingham High School students Parker Gordy, Dallas McCorkendale and Matt Stier have been named Georgia Scholars.

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Georgia 4-H to enlist oysters to help fight Tybee erosion

This summer, Georgia 4-H is recruiting an army of oysters to help ensure the future of the organization's coastal environmental education center.

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Education


GSU's Enactus team takes regional competition

The Georgia Southern Enactus team competed and won at the Enactus Regional Competition in Atlanta on April 1. The student-led organization focuses on providing economic ...

April 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Walls delivers as keynote speaker at SSU Honors Day

Richard Walls, a native of Springfield and a junior at Savannah State University was chosen recently to represent the College of Liberal Arts and Social ...

April 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Tuned into the all-state band

Four middle school students from Effingham County were selected to participate in the Georgia Music Educators Association Middle School All State Band in Athens on ...

April 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Two Effingham students join Phi Kappa Phi honor society

BATON ROUGE, LA-The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective ...

April 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


School system looking to boost budget at lower millage rate

The Effingham County School System is planning on a bigger budget for the coming fiscal year - but perhaps with a lower millage rate.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


State says OK to strategic waiver application

The state Department of Education has given its approval to the Effingham County School System's strategic waiver application.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Kight wins Exchange Club speech contest

Rebecca Kight, a senior at South Effingham High School, won the Exchange Club of Effingham County's speech contest. The theme was citizenship, and Kight ...

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Finding their way

Effingham County High School students navigated their way through the Teen Maze on Wednesday, getting a glimpse at what good decisions' impacts - and the circumstances ...

March 29, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Countywide art show draws big crowd

The fifth annual countywide art show held its reception March 15 at the Effingham College and Career Academy, with hundereds of people inspecting the work ...

March 23, 2016 | Staff report | Education


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