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ECHS students Light the Night for cancer research

Students at Effingham County High School raised approximately $5,000 for the Light the Night Walk to benefit cancer research.

November 02, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


ECMS student’s fire safety essay wins state recognition

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine has announced the state winners of the annual Fire Safety Essay contest and ECMS 7th grader Caroline Winters was named the runner-up for her grade level.

November 02, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


County’s top teacher

Lori Lancaster has spent more than seven years teaching fifth graders at South Effingham Elementary.

November 02, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Library to hold young authors' contest

Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah present the Savannah Children's Book Festival in Forsyth Park on Nov. 17, with generous support from Gulfstream Aerospace.

November 02, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


SEMS, SEHS choruses perform

Choruses from South Effingham Middle School and South Effingham High School performed at SEHS on Thursday.

November 01, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Schools make changes to art reach

The Effingham County school system is making changes to the art reach program this year. The program, which gives students the opportunity to learn more about art, will be limited to fourth grade students.

October 30, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


SEHS French students grade tres bien on national exams

According to the Georgia Department of Education, foreign language skills are vital to today's national defense, law enforcement and economic security. It is, therefore, the goal of the GDOE to enable all students to graduate from high school fluent in one language other than English. Acquiring this kind of skill in a second language is a long and arduous process, demanding hard work and motivation on the part of the student, and a combination of linguistic and pedagogical skill on the part of the teacher.

October 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Kindergarteners get hands-on experience with fire trucks

October 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


STC to hold HOPE info sessions

SAVANNAH - The Technical Communications Certificate Program at Savannah Technical College prepares students for careers that require strong communication and technical skills, but for many students, it does something else, too - it may help them earn HOPE scholarship eligibility.

October 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Dunking for cancer research

Students from Effingham County High School Youth Advisory Council members aided in running the dunking booth in order to raise money for Light the Night.

October 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Rincon resident among 13 STC scholarship winners

Thirteen Savannah Technical College students have been selected to receive the STC Faculty and Staff Scholarship for the 2007-08 academic year.

October 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Sand Hill Elementary partners with 165th's maintenance unit

Sand Hill Elementary has a special partnership with the Maintenance Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard's 165th Airlift Wing.

October 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


GSU's Continuing Education Center offers learning without leaving home

Georgia Southern University has virtual-reality students.

October 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Bands from South take the stage

Bands from South Effingham Middle School and South Effingham High School participated in their first concert of the year at SEHS on Tuesday. SEMS seventh and eighth grade bands directed by Caitlin Teter and Matthew Leff performed selections including "African Folk Trilogy" and "Variation Overture." SEHS concert band, symphonic band and wind ensemble directed by Sean McBride and Lisa Reams performed selections including "American Folk Fantasy," "Fate of the Gods" and "Celebrations."

October 27, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Johnny Appleseed visits Rincon Elementary

Johnny Appleseed (aka Mr. Blackstock) came to Mrs. Atkins' first grade class at Rincon Elementary on Sept. 26. The children wished him a very happy birthday. He related the story of his travels and why he wore a pot on his head.

October 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


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School system enrollment tops 11,000

The Effingham County School System's enrollment has topped 11,000 students.

August 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Silverwood looks for ways to let in school buses

Silverwood Plantation residents offered what a spokesman called an "easy solution" to the Effingham County Board of Education's request for gated communities to make access easier for school buses.

August 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Keel: Georgia Southern ready to write its next chapter

STATESBORO - Turning the page from the expansion of Paulson Stadium to seat more than 21,000 people, the Eagles' move into the Sun Belt Conference and a $13.5 million marketing deal with Coca-Cola, Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel outlined what the university wants to write in its next chapter.

August 18, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Education


Two students earn Master 4-H status

Two students from Effingham County earned Master 4-H'er status at the 72nd annual 4-H State Congress at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Sapp, Weredyk receive American FFA degrees

Two members of the South Effingham FFA chapter are receiving one of the highest honors from the National FFA Organization.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham’s Project SEARCH honored

Effingham County's Project SEARCH program has been honored for its success in placing its graduates in jobs.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Schools, ECSO out to stop bus passing

Jimmy Helmly and Brian Mundy have no shortage of stories of local drivers not following the rules for a stopped school bus.

August 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Numbers on the rise for school system

The Effingham County School System had nearly 100 more students enrolled for the first week of school this year than last year.

August 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


FFA members take part in leadership conference

Two members from the Effingham County High School FFA chapter traveled to Washington, D.C., this summer to attend the Washington Leadership Conference, hosted by the National FFA Organization.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECHS’ Beard named FFA area officer

COVINGTON - Austin Beard, a member of the Effingham County High School FFA chapter, began his term as the Area 4 junior representative on Aug. 1-2, when the Georgia FFA area officers met for the Area Officer Training Conference.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School days are here

When Harley Thornton returned to South Effingham Elementary School for her first day of fifth grade, the campus looked considerably different than the last time she had seen it.

August 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H hits the beach and more at Burton Center

Effingham County Junior 4-H'ers traveled a short distance this year to experience fun in the sun at their summer camp getaway. This year's camping spot was the 4-H Burton Center on Tybee Island.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn dean’s list honors at UGA

The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who achieved the dean's list for summer semester.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local ag teachers attend summer leadership event

Meredith Arrington, Hannah King and Roger Teeple, agricultural educators at Effingham County High School, and Trey Harris, agricultural educator at Effingham County Middle School, were among the 405 teachers from across the state who attended the annual Georgia Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association Summer Leadership Conference in July on Jekyll Island.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


YMCA taking applications for Christian Leadership Academy

The Christian Leadership Academy, a seven-month program beginning in September, is designed to take 12 rising high school sophomores and juniors from Effingham County public and private schools and train them in the skills of leadership done from a Christian perspective.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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