Georgia Southern University launched EAGLE ALERT, an upgraded emergency messaging system designed to provide students, faculty and staff with immediate updates during emergency situations. The University will use the upgraded system as part of its existing emergency response plan.
As part of a $274,400 state grant that the Effingham County School System received last fall, both local high schools have been able to expand their driver's education programs. A portion of the grant money was used to purchase two new Chevrolet Uplander's for use at each high school.
Despite the growth in Effingham County, the public school system continues to retain its traditional values while staying focused on its vision for the future.
Recently, the fourth graders at Covenant Christian Academy visited the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah.
The Georgia General Assembly has passed a bill that will restore approximately $905,000 of equalization money to the Effingham County School System.
Effingham County High School senior Rebecca Rawski won the Rotary Club's annual speech contest Thursday.
During the months of November and December several Effingham County schools took on the challenge of collecting canned food items for families in need in our community. The results are as follows:
Continuing a growing trend, more than 750 prospective students were on campus for Georgia Southern University's open house, the largest number in the institution's more than 100-year history.
The pre-K students at Effingham Christian School are ready to visit a farm. During the last few weeks, the students have learned about farm life as their teachers read "Charlotte's Web."
The all-Effingham Model UN team for placed second at the University of Georgia's Model UN Conference Feb 1-3.
SEHS FFA Forestry Class attended Rayonier Tree Nursery in Glennville. Dean McCraw, nursery manager, discussed tree planting practices with the class. Items discussed were collection, pollination, germination, management, harvesting and sales of tree seedlings.
Effingham County High School has provided the opportunity for students and teachers to receive a prize via a ticket lottery.
As a forerunner to the Feb. 4 Junior Achievement and Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Groundhog Day Job Shadowing for area high school students, 11 eighth grade students from South Effingham Middle School and school counselors Donna Kessler and Jeff Faith took part in the first ever middle school job shadowing program in Effingham County.
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.
Honor rolls for the third nine-week grading period for Effingham County's eight elementary schools:
Twenty-eight students from Effingham County recently participated in the 4-H Southeast District Cloverleaf Project Achievement competition in Emanuel County.
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.
The Effingham County Extension office hit the bull's-eye with its newest program for 4-H'ers.
Local students displayed their artistic talent at the Effingham County School System's countywide art show.
Lisa Woods attended Springfield Elementary School through sixth grade and dreamed of returning to the school as a teacher.
Expenses in the Effingham County School System's fiscal year 2016 budget exceed revenues by $4.1 million, according to school officials' latest projections.
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.
Effingham County coroner David Exley readily admits his job is far from enjoyable at times.
South Effingham High School's 14th annual jazz night raised money for the SEHS band program.
A jeans day benefit at South Effingham High School drew more than a casual response.
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.
Sand Hill Elementary School had a strong showing in the district Science Olympiad held recently at the Georgia Tech campus in Pooler.
Bella Kay Tatum was crowned Miss South Effingham Middle at the school's annual pageant March 21.